Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rep. Gowdy Questions Secret Service Director Pierson About White House Security Breaches

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I watched with great interest the hearing held today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that attempted to address the security breaches at the White House.

At one point Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), ripped Director Julia Pierson a new one, saying that he didn’t believe the Secret Service takes their duty to protect the president seriously and he has “very low confidence” in her leadership.  “I wish to God that you protected the White House like you’re protecting your reputation right now.”  (The text of her opening statement is here)

Watching the hearing I became annoyed with her constantly turning on and turning off her microphone as she responded to questions in a holier-than-thou monotone voice.

In a scathing report by The Washington Post yesterday, it was learned that the “fence jumper” made it far deeper into the White House than had previously been known which led CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett to suggest that the Administration in tandem with the Secret Service covered up the September 19th security breach.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, “Garrett said criminal charges should have been filed against Omar Gonzalez, the armed combat veteran who stormed inside the White House and led Secret Service agents on a chase throughout the first floor of the residence before being apprehended in the East Room.  Garrett asked why these charges were never filed, suggesting the Secret Service and administration officials wanted to ‘cover up exactly what happened inside the mansion.’”

“Inevitably, if those charges were filed, everyone would have asked what happened inside the executive mansion,” Garrett said. “One explanation for that would be to cover up exactly what happened inside the mansion.”

For this observer, the crème-de-le-crème of the hearing was the moment Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) interrogated the incompetent Secret Service Director.  It was glorious. 

UPDATE:  The Washington Post reported at 5:14 PM today that a security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with the president during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.

The president was not told of the lapse in his security during his trip. Director Julia Pierson, according to two people familiar with the incident, took steps to have the matter reviewed internally and did not refer it to an investigative unit that reviews violations of protocol and standard.

The incident, which rattled Secret Service agents assigned to the president’s detail, occurred as he visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis.

UPDATE II:  Welcome iOwnTheWorld readers and my heartfelt thanks to Cardigan for linking to this post.

The Tethered Goat

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. [...] We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant."Sir Karl Popper
We learned last week of America’s first beheading by an animal who had served time in prison and recently converted to Islam while incarcerated.  Alton Alexander Nolen’s Facebook page is permeated with the filthy heresy of Islam.

Published in May 2007, Melanie Phillips’ book Londonistan powerfully elucidated that Great Britain was facing a civilizational test and was in danger of being strangulated by political correctness.

In her foreword, Phillips asserts that “Britain is sleepwalking into Islamization.  Under the noses of British intelligence, a network of terrorists and their sympathizers had used Britain to plot, finance, recruit and train for atrocities in the United States and around the world. The scale of this activity was so large that exasperated European security agencies dubbed Britain's capital city Londonistan.”

What, you may ask, does Londonistan have to do with a beheading in Moore, Oklahoma?

Nolen’s mother Joyce said, "My son was raised up in a loving home.  My son was raised up believing in God. My son was a good kid. I know what they're saying he done, but I'm going to tell you this: That's not my son."

Her son supported Nation of Islam leader and prophet of rage Louis Farrakhan who declared that “America must be burned.”  Fanatics like Farrakhan remain free to peddle their poison to lost souls who seek a sense of belonging and a cause which gives their otherwise aimless and petty lives some twisted, demented meaning.

We are discouraged by our betters on the Left from using any part of our lexicon, which they sanctimoniously deem inflammatory, to describe a world that is being polluted by the filthy heresy of Islam.  There is nothing good or noble about being a victim and yet, we are like the tethered goat that can go so far and no farther.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Eric Holder’s Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers and the prevention of surveillance of a mosque without signs of criminal activity.

When Holder announced his resignation last Thursday rumors were reignited that Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts could be next in line for the country’s top law enforcement job.  The Boston Globe reported that Patrick has “no plans and no interest in making plans to be the next Attorney General.”

He no doubt knows that confirmation by the Senate would stop at the water’s edge because he embraced the Muslim American Society and Imam Abdullah Faaruuq which federal prosecutors have called “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.”  Faaruuq commands his followers to “pick up the gun and the sword.”

The Muslim American Society is connected to Imam William Suhaib Webb the former leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma who has ties to al-Qaeda.  The ISGC is the mosque the beheader allegedly attended. 

In 2013 there was a record high 41.3 million immigrants in the U.S., and nearly 300,000 of them came from Muslim countries, and quite possibly could pose a major security threat to America according to the Center for Immigration Studies which based its study on an analysis of Census data from 2010 to 2013.  USA Today reported in 2012 that the number of Islamic places of worship in the United States soared 74% in the past decade.  Islam will overwhelm Christendom without swords, without guns, without conquest.

We must allow the scales to fall from our eyes and demand that local, state and federal authorities do not shrivel and retreat in the face of the “reprimitivization” of the civilized world.

We must refuse to become the tethered goat helplessly awaiting our own slaughter.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Carolina Panthers Vs Baltimore Ravens

Last Sunday, during primetime, the Carolina Panthers embarrassed themselves against the Pittsburgh Steelers losing 37-19.

The Steelers did what any team would do when there’s a weakness; they went after QB Cam Newton who is still nursing a rib injury.  He took some pretty nasty body blows from three sacks and came up limping at one point after being hit in the knees.  For the life of me I can’t understand why Coach Rivera didn’t put in backup QB Derek Anderson.

Today, at M&T Stadium, the 2-1 Panthers will go up against the 2-1Baltimore Ravens.  Everyone is going to be watching the matchup between Panthers’ running back Fozzy Whittaker and the Ravens’ Lorenzo Taliaferro.

The Panthers are pretty banged up this week and the oddsmakers are predicting a Ravens win. 
And because no football post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this photo of the lovely Chandalae.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ten Buck Friday: Six Weeks To Go—Five States In Play For Senate Control In 2015

With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democrats.

This election cycle is vital from the standpoint of not only regaining control of the Senate but also to have an impact on The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s ability to appoint (and have confirmed by the Senate) judges to the federal bench and the Supreme Court.

“Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy.”
“With so many of the administration’s policies facing legal challenges, the increased likelihood that those cases could end up before more ideologically sympathetic judges is a reassuring development to the White House. Nowhere has this dynamic been more evident than at the District of Columbia court, which is considered the second most important appeals court in the nation, after the Supreme Court.”
“With control of the Senate at stake in November’s midterm elections, the success of Democrats in reshaping the courts is a reminder of the subtle power that the majority party has even in a moribund Congress. Republicans, who have watched with growing alarm as the Obama nominees passed through the Senate, have begun raising the issue as they try to win six seats they need to take the majority.”
In November 2013, Senate Democrats reined in the filibuster through a tactic so extreme is it known as the “nuclear option” which allows a nominee to be confirmed with just 50 votes rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been the standard for nearly four decades.

Data compiled by The Wall Street Journal indicates, "Since July 3, the largest Super PACs aligned with Democrats have raised four times the money of pro-GOP Super PACs, and have now spent $60 million to Republicans' $38 million.  And, it's not just on the Super PAC side.”

“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee doubled the fundraising haul of its Republican counterpart in August and had an almost $10 million cash edge heading into the fall. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ended August with a $5 million lead over the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And, Republican strategists closely watching ad spending in key Senate races acknowledge that they are being outspent—in some cases badly—on TV. In Colorado, for example, Democrats and their allied groups dropped over $1 million on TV ads in the first two weeks of September; Republicans spent just over $300,000.”

“North Carolina and, until recently, Iowa are other examples of where Democrats have used their spending edge to boost their candidates. And, that advantage will get even more important in October. Democrats' early money allowed them to reserve air time at lower rates while Republicans are just now doing that.”

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Place Holder in History

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One thing that ought not to surprise us, but still does, is Barack Obama's uncanny ability to tell whoppers with a straight face. Alongside "the police acted stupidly" and "If you like your doctor you can keep him", are his remarks over the resignation of attorney general Eric Holder. Via the Washington Post:
And through it all, he's shown a deep and abiding fidelity to one of our most cherished ideals as a people, and that is equal justice under the law.
George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson might have something contrary to say about that. Justice for Black Panthers, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Henry Louis Gates...what do all these heroes of  the oxymoronically named Obama Justice Department have in common?
As younger men, Eric and I both studied law, and I chose him to serve as attorney general because he believes, as I do, that justice is not just an abstract theory, it's a living and breathing principle. It's about how our laws interact with our daily lives. It's about whether we can make an honest living...
An honest living? Apparently the answer to that was "no".
"...Eric's proudest achievement, though, might be reinvigorating and restoring the core mission to what he calls the conscience of the building, and that's the Civil Rights Division. He has been relentless against attacks on the Voting Rights Act because no citizen, including our service members, should have to jump through hoops to exercise their most fundamental right."
Jump through hoops? You mean like facing down jack booted thugs with billy clubs standing outside a voting booth? Holder's refusal to see these hoodlums justly punished, apparently only because of the color of their skin, ranks up there with the most egregious civil rights violations of the deeply segregated South.

Attacks on the voting rights of our servicemen? When Democrats hold strategy sessions on how to disallow the votes of our servicemen and women overseas, this is another "If you like your coverage you can keep it" statement.

Civil rights in regards to racial discrimination was ill served by the race pandering attorney general's office, which turned local law enforcement cases like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into racially divisive witch hunts, searching not for justice, but for a resolution that fit their racial bias narrative.
He's challenged discriminatory state immigration laws that not only risked harassment of citizens and legal immigrants, but actually made it harder for law enforcement to do its job.
He challenged the state of Arizona which tried to re-enforce federal legislation. Holder has successfully (and hypocritically) ignored all the the municipalities that ignore and even contradict federal immigration law with their "Sanctuary City" laws. Some animals are more equal than others.
"...no one in America should be afraid to walk down the street because of the color of their skin..."
Unless you're white and trying to exercise your right to vote and a New Black Panther stands in front of your polling place with a billy club.
So soon, Eric, Sharon and their kids will be a bit freer to pursue a little more happiness of their own, and thanks to Eric's efforts, so will more Americans, regardless of race or religion, gender or creed, sexual orientation or disability who will receive fair and equal treatment under the law.
I wonder if Obama believes that Brian Terry will be a bit freer to pursue happiness? How about Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi? (Chris Stevens, Sean Smith , Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods could not be reached for comment). Via executive privilege, Obama continues to obstruct Congressional investigations into Fast and Furious, and also  refuses to give an accounting of exactly what took place the night of Sept. 11, 2012. There was no accountability for the lack of security in the face of repeated requests from Chris Stevens, or the lack of a rescue mission, or even possible stand down orders, and there was no curiosity at all on the part of Obama's lap dog attorney general about any of them. And neither Obama or Holder has raised a finger to free Sgt. Tahmooressi, the only person on the planet not allowed to cross our southern border.

Don't get me wrong! I'm glad to see Holder go. It's only six years too late. I am on record as opposing his appointment six years ago, and sadly it's been far worse than I imagined.

The only question now is, given who Obama is, will his next choice be as bad or worse? I have said elsewhere that we should be so lucky as to have Obama appoint someone with enough integrity to investigate Holder after he's gone, but I'm not holding my breath.

Cross posted at Proof Positive

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Steelers vs Panthers

I like the Panthers’ chances to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in tonight’s primetime game from Bank of America Stadium.  Kickoff is 8:30 PM ET on NBC.

The Steelers have had 10 days rest following their 26-6 loss to Baltimore.  Their defense is ranked 27th in the NFL compared to the Panthers who are currently ranked 5th.

QB Ben Roethlisberger has been struggling with his accuracy and the rest of the team, both offense and defense, are flailing on fundamentals.  The Steelers will have to work hard to protect Big Ben from being sacked since Carolina is tied for fourth place with 7 sacks.

The 2-0 Panthers lead the League in giveway/takeaway ratio with 6 takeaways and no giveaways.

There was hope at the beginning of the preseason that Pittsburgh would be a top contender, a thought that was borne out in their first two quarters against the Browns.  Unfortunately, their level of play in the last six quarters has been lackluster.  If that holds, and if the experts’ predictions are right for tonight’s game, my angry kitties will be 3-0.


And because no football post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this photo of the Junior Top Cats.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Photoshop Of The Day: Fraidy Cat Community Organizer

Florida Gators Vs Alabama Crimson Tide

At 3:30 PM ET CBS will air the game between the Florida Gators (2-0) and my beloved Crimson Tide of Alabama (3-0).

Florida needed three O/Ts to finally win against the Kentucky Wildcats last week.  The Gators will play today’s game at 101,821-seat Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Talk about your 12th man.  How intimidating must it be to run onto the field and hear the deafening noise of so many crimson and Houndstooth-clad fans screaming at the top of their lungs and the sound of “Sweet Home Alabama” blaring over the stadium speakers?

In the Gators’ last meeting with Bama, they lost 38-10 in 2011 at home.  Last year Florida lost seven straight games to close their season leaving fans bewildered and frustrated.

I know Florida wants nothing less than revenge for their heart-breaking loss in 2009 that left Tim Tebow helplessly crying on the sidelines as Bama rolled 32-13 to the BCS Championship Game.  Bama went on to become National Champs as they defeated the Texas Longhorns 37-21.

Today, East meets West in which my boys are favored by at least two scores.  I hope I don’t have to watch bunch of Gator fans doing their trademark “chomping”.  So…


And because no football post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this photo of some Bama lovelies.

UPDATE:  Today’s game was more like the Blake Sims/Amari Cooper/Derrick Henry show.  Sims threw for a total of 445 yards.  Despite the Gators’ Vernon Hargreave’s valiant effort to stop him, Cooper had 10 receptions for 201 yards and Henry carried the ball 20 times for a total of 111 yards.  Time of possession for Florida was 20:44 compared to Bama’s 39:16.  Even though The Tide had 4 turnovers they still defeated the Gators 42-21 with a total of 645 yards.  Florida was only able to rack up 200 yards.

The game was hard-fought on both sides of the ball.  I know fans of the Gators are disappointed but they shouldn’t be.  They played with class.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ten Buck Friday For September 19, 2014

Jeffrey M. Jones writing for Gallup notes, “Americans now view the Republican Party as favorably as they view the Democratic Party. While the Democratic Party's rating has been steady, the GOP's rating has improved, restoring their image to what it was prior to the federal government shutdown in the fall of 2013.”  Ace distills it down further saying, “I suppose it's just that the Democrat Party is being discredited by events.”

With the Senate’s passage of a short-term spending bill on Thursday that avoids another government shutdown, Harry Reid’s attempt to provoke a shutdown has failed and this certainly benefits the GOP.

The latest Quinnipiac poll indicates that Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) is trailing his Republican challenger Cory Gardner by 8 points.  This remarkable advantage seems to come on the heels of Udall’s outrageous claim that ISIL is not an imminent threat and news that Udall’s campaign reneged on a series of debates with Gardner.

Whereas last week Real Clear Politics reflected a 1.2 point lead by Bruce Braley (D-IA) over Joni Ernst, the very same Quinnipiac poll shows Ernst pulling ahead and now leads Braley 50% to 44%.  The RCP average has the two in a dead heat. 

The North Carolina race is really troubling to me.  I’m not certain that a visit by NJ Governor Chris Christie to stump for GOP challenger Thom Tillis has helped his cause.

The Senate Majority PAC, a group connected to Sen. Harry Reid and heavily funded by billionaires and labor unions, has been the biggest-spending Super PAC of the 2014 midterm contests. The Center for Responsive Politics database shows that in addition to Reid’s aforementioned Super PAC, another group called Patriot Majority has flooded Hagan’s campaign with $36 million for ad buys and voter outreach.

North Carolinians have been receiving mailers from Concerned Veterans for America reminding voters of her broken promises to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs.  CEO Pete Hegseth said, “Based on her own words, Senator Hagan was sent to Washington to improve care for North Carolina’s veterans. But since 2008, North Carolina’s VA facilities have deteriorated to become some of the worst in the country. Plain and simple, Senator Hagan knew that delays were taking place and only became interested in fixing the VA when it became politically expedient. How can North Carolina Veterans trust that this time will be any different?”

The group published an ad that highlights her saying, “We have got to do a better job of supporting our veterans,” and urged the people of North Carolina to call and tell her to fix the VA.

Jim Geraghty noted as recently as September 12th that it is disconcerting that Tillis is having trouble gaining traction against Hagan in a state that Mitt Romney won.

This week I’d like to ask my readers to consider contributing $10 to Thom Tillis for this week’s Ten Buck Friday.  Make sure to mark your contribution “Ten Buck Friday” so the candidate will know the conservative blogosphere is with him in standing guard over liberty.

You can contribute to Thom Tillis here.

Scottish Independence Vote Appears to be Going Down

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Aberdeen, the nation's third largest city, voted to stay 59-41%.  Glasgow voted to go 55- 43% with a 75% turn out.  The "no"s appear to have it overall.

Great Britain remains as great as it was yesterday.

Cross posted at Proof Positive

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mark Twain on Obama's Coalition Building

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Obama has a problem. Yes, I know I am the King of Understatement. But I was speaking specifically in terms of his coalition building attempts to battle ISIS/ISIL/IS/ those 'beheading folk'. He once again makes the classic blunder of telling his opponents exactly what he will and won't do in regards to "managing" the ISIS crisis. One of those things he has been adamant about is committing combat troops, commonly referred to as "boots on the ground".

Obama is willing to send bombers and intel and support personnel, but refuses (at the present time) to commit combat troops to the effort. The reasoning?
 "..this is not our fight alone. American power can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of Arab partners in securing their region... America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat."
You see, it's not really our fight, well, it's kind of our fight, but just because we're leading the fight doesn't mean it's our fight. It's your region, so it's only fair that you guys put up the bulk of the cannon fodder, er, boots on the ground!

Man! That really ranks up there with "I have not just yet begun to fight!" doesn't it? More like, "Damn the torpedoes, you guys go on ahead, I'll catch up with you!"

Other than a sophomoric "fairness" argument, I have not heard Obama make the case for why any country should commit ground troops to a war where we will not.

America is seen by most of the world as a land of wealth. People we consider as being "below the poverty line" have a standard of living envied by most of the third world.  One of the criticisms of the Viet Nam war, advanced by good liberals, was that the draft was "unfair" because the sons of the wealthy were able to avoid it. The sons of poor people died in disproportionately high numbers to the sons of the wealthy.  The son of Senator Al Gore did go to Viet Nam, but as a REMF with a typewriter, well behind the battle lines. I don't believe that he has ever heard a "shot fired in anger". And George W. Bush, even though he was trained as a fighter pilot, still caused apoplexy among liberals as being "AWOL from Viet Nam".

How much will the world, Mr. President, view your request for ground troops from poorer nations to engage in mortal combat, while the sons of the 'affluent' sit home and play Mortal Kombat? "Unfair"?

If you are serious about destroying ISIS, why not care enough to send the very best? I, like most of the nation, am war weary. Mostly because it is unfair to ask even one young man to risk his life for no other real purpose than to provide photo ops and cover for venal politicians, as has been the case for the last six years.

The armed forces of the United States should be committed only when there is a clearly defined objective, are properly trained and equipped, and there is an exit strategy. Allowing casualties in Afghanistan, for example, the war that Obama said we needed to fight, simply to mark time until it is politically expedient to withdraw them, is criminal.

We need to destroy ISIS and simultaneously need to secure the borders that allow any people of uncertain motive into the heartland of our country.

But if we expect a coalition of countries to join us, and commit combat troops to the effort, we must lead by example. Nothing less will do. Nothing.

When Twain's Tom Sawyer was whitewashing his fence, he was able to con a number of people into doing the work for him. Those were simpler times, and Mr. Obama:

You're no Tom Sawyer.

Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Cross posted at Proof Positive

Monday, September 15, 2014

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

                     “A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.”~Mae West

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Detroit Lions Vs Carolina Panthers

The computer likes the Panthers in this matchup.  QB Cam Newton is expected to return to the field for the Cats after he sat out last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Bucs with a rib injury.

Fansided’s Henry McKenna thinks the Lions will be “gunning to put a few good shots on his chest to see how those ribs hold up.  If Newton can bear the beating, he can begin to develop a rapport with his new receiving core, particularly first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin, who had a strong outing in Week 1 with six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers’ defense will need to keep the Lions’ big plays in check, limiting home run threats like Johnson and Reggie Bush.”

The Lions offense looked impressive against the Giants last week, but this Panthers defense isn’t the Giants. 

Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM ET from Bank of America Stadium.


And because no football post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this photo of Top Cat Lauren.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Southern Miss Vs Alabama

Wes Bulgarella of Roll Bama Roll wrote, “Southern Miss is not very good. Their combined record from the last two seasons is 1-23. Last season they were outscored 503-205. Making matters worse for me, the Golden Eagle offense averaged 4.62 yards per play and scored 21 points or more only three times the entire season.”

I’m not going to make the mistake of getting cocky, but unless something absolutely bizarre happens my beloved Crimson Tide should have no trouble giving the Golden Eagles a good old-fashioned whipping.  They are a massive 47-point favorite according to oddsmakers.

This game gives The Tide one more chance to work out any kinks before they take on the Florida Gators in the first of seven consecutive league games. Bama has a bye after the Gators but then goes on the road to Ole Miss and Arkansas to start October.

QB Blake Sims is expected to start when the Crimson Tide hosts Southern Mississippi with Jake Coker coming off the bench.

Head Coach Nick Saban said, "The quarterback situation is no different than it was before.  I know you all would love to create a quarterback controversy.  But the one thing I noticed that I wish you noticed, when Jake Coker threw the touchdown pass [against West Virginia] who was the first guy to go and jump up and give him a congratulations and a hug was Blake Sims."

Kickoff is 6:00PM ET on ESPN2 from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.


And because no football post would be complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this photo of some Bama lovelies.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Muslim Monster In Our Midst

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“My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day.  Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives are being taken every single day…All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.”
These are the words of Ali Muhammad Brown, an armed jihadist serial killer who ran loose across our country.

In an article written for The New York Post, Michelle Malkin wrote, “The 29-year-old career thug admitted to killing Leroy Henderson in Seattle in April; Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle on June 1; and college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, in Essex County, NJ, on June 25. Tevlin was gunned down in his family Jeep on his way home from a friend’s house.”

Heard about this horror? Probably not.  That changes today.

All four victims were gunned down in remote areas late at night from the same 9mm handgun.  While he was on the run, he disguised himself in a Muslim keffiyeh. He carried a notebook with jihadist scribblings and advice on evading detection.

Brown is a convicted sex offender according to The Seattle Times and served federal prison time for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in connection with a plot to defraud several banks.  In that case, between January 2002 and November 2004, Brown and three other men defrauded U.S. Bank, Bank of America, Key Bank, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Boeing Employees Credit Union by depositing counterfeit and fake checks, then withdrawing funds before the checks were returned, according to charging documents filed in U.S. District Court.  Authorities determined Brown was supporting terrorism in Somalia.

Brown was part of a ring of men in South Seattle that were arrested by FBI terrorism agents in 2004 and under suspicion of funding terror groups. The feds convicted Brown and some of the other men on bank fraud charges.

New York radio personality Todd Pettengill is calling for increased attention to the June murder of a 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin, calling it evidence that “domestic terrorism is already here.”

The host of WPLJ’s “The Todd Show”, discussed the death of Brendan Tevlin for more than eight minutes Wednesday morning, asking why the case has not received more attention despite the alleged murderer’s admissions that he killed Tevlin as an act of vengeance for U.S. military actions in the Middle East.

“It was in fact an act of jihad, perpetrated by a fellow American who sympathized more with those who want to annihilate us than with his own country and its people,” he said.

Pettengill criticized The World’s Most Dangerous Community and Attorney General Eric Holder for not referencing the case in recent addresses and downplaying the level of threat radical Islamists currently living in America could pose.

“What I’m suggesting should happen,” said Pettengill, “is that this should be talked about and written about, and the American people should know.”

Let’s make this story go viral.

UPDATE:  Katie Coyne at Rightly Wired first broke this story.  I encourage everyone to go and read her article.

UPDATE II:  I am indebted to  I'm 41 and Conservative Blogs Central for linking to this important story.  I hope my readers will help to spread the word about this menace.  We must be clear-eyed about the very real threat of Islamic radicals in our midst.

Ten Buck Friday For September 12, 2014

Before we talk about this week’s Ten Buck Friday candidates, it’s important to note the Congress will avoid another shutdown through a Continuing Resolution that would fund the government through March 27, 2015 according to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and GOP strategist John Feehery.

The most recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll has some devastating data points that will most likely impact the 2014 midterm election:

Obama’s Job Approval:  51% Disapprove
Handling of the Economy:   54% Disapprove
Handling of International Affairs:   56% Disapprove
Implementation of Obamacare:   56% Disapprove
Handling of Immigration:   59% Disapprove
Is America On The Right Track/Wrong Track:  65% Wrong Track
Will Republican Party Take Control in November:  45% Yes
Has Obama United or Divided the Country:  55% Divided
Is Obama A Strong Leader:  55% Weak
Has Obama Presidency Been a Success Or Failure:  52% Failure
Is Economy Excellent, Good or Poor:  69% Poor
Support/Oppose Obamacare:  52% Oppose
Is ISIS A Serious Threat:  91% Yes

The remedy now is for voters to send a message that will thunder through the halls of Congress and give The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer another well-deserved “shellacking”.  Just this past Sunday The New York Times projected Republicans have a 61% chance of taking control of the Senate.

This week we’re going to concentrate on the five Blue States that are toss-up races in the Senate:  Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina.

The Real Clear Politics Average through September 10th shows that Dan Sullivan is up 1.3 points over Mark Begich in the Alaska race.  Arkansas’s Mark Pryor is trailing his opponent Tom Cotton by 2.4 points.  Iowa is proving a little tougher with Bruce Braley continuing to lead opponent Joni Ernst by 1.2 points.  Bill Cassidy continues to hold a 1.3 point lead over a weakened Mary Landrieu in Louisiana and finally North Carolina has flipped again to Kay Hagan leading Thom Tillis by 1.8 points where earlier he held a negligible 0.8 point advantage.

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball has already stated that the best-case scenario for the Democrats is a 50/50 tie in the Senate with VP Joe Biden’s tiebreaking vote narrowly keeping Dingy Harry as majority leader.  The weight of an unpopular president [as noted above] and a GOP-leaning Senate map is subtly moving things a tick or two in the Republican direction.

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