Hank Aaron Tries To Qualify “KKK” Comment, Digs Himself Deeper

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Hank Aaron was a great hitter. When I was young I didn’t get to many baseball games but I remember one in St. Louis. I was sitting in the bleachers in left field. Behind us was the scoreboard. It stuck up about a hundred feet above the field. Aaron hit a ball over the top of it. I was, and still am, impressed.

But Aaron has decided that he should comment on politics. Last week he said this:

Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated.
“We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country.
“The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

His comments have caused no end of comment so he has found it necessary to clarify what he meant. The reporter who first exposed Aaron’s comments defends him:

I talked to Hank earlier today and Hank is very upset with this entire situation,” Moore said on ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Moore said that “Hank feels he has been taken totally out of context here,” and there is the “big focus is on that statement he didn’t make that the Republican party is analogous to the Ku Klux Klan, which he never said.”
“He is very bitter about this situation,” Moore said. “This just opens up old wounds that he would rather not deal with.”

Poor baby plays the victim card and the race card and then tries to walk it back. He singled out the Republican party and later tries to say he didn’t. He lies just like President Obama.

The article in Breitbart also says,

Nightengale also said that Aaron had just broken his hip and gotten the Congressional Medal of Honor and was “very close to President Barack Obama and this stuff is just close to his heart.”

My guess is Aaron’s support of Obama has to do with skin color alone. His opposition to the GOP is based on their opposition to his ‘Man’.

Nightengale apparently meant the ‘Congressional Medal of Freedom’. The Medal of Honor is reserved for warriors.

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He is Risen!

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Happy Easter, friends, although you don’t deserve it.

I don’t deserve it either. Easter is never deserved. We are not worthy of it. Not one bit.

I write this on Holy Saturday. Today of all days, I accept what I cannot know. I mourn what must be mourned. I hope for what seems impossible.

Most of all, I recall that I am undeserving and yet have been ransomed by a gift of unfathomable love. I believe.

Happy Easter.

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Bizzarro Reid

Harry Reid is captured perfectly in this cartoon. He has made some completely nonsensical statements. He is intentionally vilifying ordinary Americans who are exercising their rights. He call us ‘Terrorists’. He sides with real terrorists and calls them ‘Freedom Fighters’.

Harry Reid is a sick man and he is playing a sick and evil game. He needs to be recalled.

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Something I’ve learned about Love

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Tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday and in honor of Almighty God I would like to share something that I’ve recently learned.

This past Friday night I mentioned that over the course of the previous year I’ve learned a lot about the nature of the Love that God has for us all. It came in the way of a couple of mighty revelations that I have been given to ponder. I’m going to try to honor God by explaining what I’ve learned in the best way I know how and I hope that you won’t think I’m crazy for doing it.

It was a little over a year ago when I joined a fellow co-worker in ministering to homeless people in a park in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. I joined that effort for the sole reason of expressing my thanks to God for sparing me from becoming homeless myself just a couple of months prior. I didn’t do it seeking any reward or out of vanity. It was all about expressing Thanksgiving.

One morning my co-worker had to take one of his children to the Doctor, so it was up to me to deliver more than just Orange Juice that day. I’ve told this story previously but because of my most recent revelation I have to tell it again. I never worried about what I was going to do with the opportunity that was put before me. I knew that I would go to Fifth Chapter of the Book of Matthew and simply read the words of Jesus Christ to his Church.

This was not something I had ever done before and yet I knew that it was going to be exactly what I was going to do in the Park that day, long before that day began. I had no idea what would happen next. I still have a hard time accurately describing it.

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The Saturday Matinee – 180

I saw this movie for the first time on Good Friday 2013. It made an eternal impact on me, in a very positive way. The first two topics discussed are topics with which I was and am, very familiar. What I clearly wasn’t familiar with was the third topic discussed. What I wasn’t familiar with is seeing myself for who and what I really am… or was a little over a year ago now. What happened last Good Friday, after I watched this movie was that I became incredibly aware of how even though I’ve called myself a Christian all my life, I had spent most of it living a life that was entirely offensive to God. I decided that the old me had to die and because of that, last Easter Sunday a new me was born again.

Someone who loves me asked me a couple of Months ago how things were going for me and I said; “I feel like I’ve been given a new life”. That’s because I have been given a new life. My every day is filled with mighty blessings. No longer am I held captive by the kind of fear that was once generated and easy to succumb to as a result of the Evil that this Nation lives under. I have been made to be more than a conqueror because I’ve surrendered myself to the Will of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ, making myself available for use in the work he appoints me to do.

There are certain movies that I will only watch this time of year. This is one of them. It’s about changing the heart of a Nation, one soul at a time.

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“Interactive map shows the staggering 47 PERCENT of the US where NOBODY lives”

I can’t figure out what’s interactive about it but it is interesting to see the parts of the country that are uninhabited.

The UK Daily Mail thought this story was interesting fort some reason. They have three other ‘Interactive’ maps at the link.

“As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11.1 million census blocks, more than 4.8 million of the blocks had no one living inside them

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Kroger Manager Fired In Texas

He confronted a shoplifter. The shoplifter pulled a knife. The manager took it away and slammed the shoplifter to the ground. Kroger fired him.

The shoplifter was arrested. The manager was not.

100% of crooks approve Kroger’s action.

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“Are You Really Going To Shoot These People?”

It is fascinating. people from all over the country and from all walks of life have witnessed the over reacting BLM near the Bundy ranch. Not many actually were there and reported back. Those who did have nearly all come to support what Cliven Bundy is doing.

Harry Reid is calling the Bundy supporters domestic terrorists. That kind of rhetoric is designed to inflame rather than solve the problem. Reid is an evil man.

This is a film maker from New York. He visited the Bundy’s during their confrontation with the BLM. He understands that the conflict is not about a tortoise or grazing fees. It’s about federal overreach. The law is wrong and needs to be changed. The Bundy’s and their supporters were truly prepared to die to see it changed. So, apparently, was the film maker.

Dinesh D’Souza was there as well. He also supports the efforts of the Bundy supporters. He says they were facing ‘Domestic terror from their own government’.

Finally, here is video of a neighbor of the Bundy’s, a farmer, who also understands what is at stake. She also supports their efforts. This video was shot at a town hall meeting.

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WSJ: “With Palm-Readers, There’s Mobile Payments in Your Future”

Creepy. Not content with credit cards for payment, now there is a way to scan and record your palm print. The plan is to introduce it as a way to pay for your latte if you left your card in your other jeans.

There’s no way this technology could be used for other, more sinister, purposes.

Right?

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Just as consumer electronic giants like Samsung Electronics Co.005930.SE +0.58% Ltd. and Apple Inc. make fingerprint scanning the norm for mobile identification and payments; enter palm scanning.

Unlike fingerprints, which can be stolen from your coffee mug, elevator buttons or wherever you place your fingers, a scan of the vein structure in your hand is equally unique, but harder to steal. At least, that’s what a group of dorm-room entrepreneurs at Lund University in southern Sweden think.

Quixter, a small company founded by Fredrik Leifland, an engineering student in Lund, has built a reader that analyses the structure of the blood veins inside the palm, and has linked it to a payments system. Like many biometric sensors, it emits infrared light, which is absorbed by the veins in the palm. The vein pattern is subsequently analyzed by the terminal to establish the user’s identity, and process a payment.”

Read more at the Wall Street Journal

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Chicago Leaders Seek More Tourists…

… So they came up with an idea to spend even more money that they don’t have. They propose a multi-million dollar deal to hire some French puppeteers – they have 50 foot high puppets.

If this happened anywhere but Chicago that place would be a laughingstock. But in the windy city it’s business as usual.

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From the Chicago Tribune:

Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city’s streets for days in an elaborate theatrical presentation.

A multimillion-dollar deal is in the works to make Chicago the stage for Royal de Luxe, a French street theater company featuring marionettes as tall as 50 feet, during the summer of 2016, according to sources.

Chicago would be the first foray into the U.S. for Royal de Luxe, and officials confirmed Friday that talks are underway to bring the giant puppets to town.

“The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events talks to artists and organizations from around the globe on a daily basis about bringing performances to Chicago,” said Jamey Lundblad, a spokesman for the city. “We’ve spoken with Royal de Luxe and believe their unique street theater productions have a positive social and economic impact on their host cities.”

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The end of childhood…


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The Night of the Easter Bunny

Tonight is the night the Easter Bunny comes and drags naughty little boys and girls off to his dark hutch. It is right next to Yule Yetta’s shed.

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Friday Night at the Movies – Passion of the Christ

I know that this has been our Good Friday Night Movie since we started doing Friday Night at the Movies but there is no more appropriate movie for Good Friday Night than this one, otherwise it would have been published here already.

I have always described this movie as the greatest Love Story that Hollywood ever put to film. It is about the greatest Love Story that has ever existed. It is about the oldest Love Story there is, a Love Story that is ongoing and this very Love Story is one that you and I are a part of. Even though I have known this Love Story all of my life, I learn more about it each day. Since the last time I published this movie here I have learned some very incredible things about how God loves his children. I had hoped to try to share that story with you around Easter time and haven’t been able to fully express myself in a way that can be understood. I’ll not try to tell you what I’ve learned during this observance of Good Friday.

One way that I try to express the Love that God has for us to someone who is going through hard times is by sharing his words with them. The words I choose were given to us by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and its Righteousness and all these things (Blessings you are seeking) will be added unto you”. The response I often hear, almost word for word is “Yeah, I know. I’m trying to get my act together. I just can’t go through the doors of a Church with my life the way it is now. I need to come into God’s house when I have something more to offer”.

What is it that you have to offer God? He created the Cosmos. The Stars in the Heavens are more numerous than all the grains of sand on all the beaches on this planet. What is it that you have to offer that he doesn’t already have? What is it that he can’t have unless you give it to him?

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Understanding Newspeak

For those who may not know, Newspeak is the official language the government imposes on the people in George Orwell’s book 1984. Wikipedia says this about Newspeak:

Newspeak is the fictional language in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, peace, etc. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as “thoughtcrime.”

Those of us who read the book never expected anything like Newspeak to actually become mandatory – but it has. Here are a few examples:

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Hat tip to Weaselzippers for the image.

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I am loving this…

I really need to plan another trip.

My son will never see anything like this about the site of his war.

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USA Today: “No militia means more intrusive law enforcement”

Yes this appeared in USA Today. No it wasn’t written by one of their staff writers. It was written by Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Law Professor at the university of Tennessee.

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Our Framers didn’t envision a free state with the current level of government control.

But although the militia survives in vestigial form in the statute books, as a functional institution, it no longer exists. For law enforcement, the militia has been replaced by professional police, with SWAT teams, armored vehicles and Nomex coveralls; for military purposes, the militia has been replaced by the National Guard, which despite a thin patina of state control is fundamentally a federal military force.

This makes life easier for the federal government. In 1912, when the federal government tried to send militia units into Mexico, the militias balked, noting that the Constitution allowed them to be called out only to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or enforce the law — not to invade other countries. Surprisingly, perhaps, Attorney General George Wickersham agreed, leading to a change in the law that produced the modern-day National Guard, a force that is not so limited. Since then, America has been far more active abroad.

But this departure from the system the Framers set up has encouraged more intrusive law enforcement at home, and more military action abroad. So I’ll ask you: If a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, then are we insecure? Or unfree? Or both?”

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Obamacare is a lot like Crystal Pepsi

BUMPED: As Obama enjoys his “Mission Accomplished” moment and promotes his fictional 8 million number like a carnival barker, you need to remember Crystal Pepsi and why it failed.


Remember Crystal Pepsi? Think back to about 1993.

Crystal Pepsi was rolled out in 1992 with much fanfare and and a huge advertising campaign. Sales were good. In fact, they were better than Pepsico had expected. Sales were very good.

And yet they discontinued the product. Why? It turned out that Crystal Pepsi buyers were consumers who were already Pepsi customers. Virtually all of the Crystal Pepsi marketshare was taken from Pepsico’s mainline cola product. Sales looked good but almost every sale of Crystal Pepsi resulted in a commensurate drop in sales of Pepsi Cola.

This is called market cannibalization and it can make a failing product look good as it creates a very negative impact on sales performance of the company’s existing related products. The joy of the Crystal Pepsi product team came with commensurate suffering among the Pepsi Cola team. The net effect was the increased cost of separate production and distribution lines but no real increase in revenue. Crystal Pepsi had to go.

How is that like Obamacare? Almost nine out of ten Obamacare enrollees already had insurance.

Most of the people who have signed up for Obamacare coverage already had insurance, raising questions about how the healthcare overhaul will reduce the number of uninsured Americans, a new survey reveals.

Just 11 percent of those buying through the healthcare exchanges were uninsured, a McKinsey & Co. study of 4,563 consumers discovered, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, nearly two thirds of the people jumping into Obamacare were switching from individual or employer-paid insurance plans.

Obamacare was aimed at providing insurance for 25 million of the 48 million Americans who were uninsured in 2012, partially by expanding state-run Medicaid programs.

So tonight, as Obama praises the number of people who have signed up for Obamacare, remember two terms: 1) Market Cannibalization and 2) Crystal Pepsi.

We can rest assured that, in the coming years, Obamacare will be as relevant and successful as is the clear, crisp Crystal Pepsi is today.

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Moonbat Heaven: ‘Fartpacks’ For Cattle

At first I thought they included a hose to the animal’s anus, but no, they poke a hole in the cow’s side to tap the gas directly from its stomach. There is video, in Spanish, at the link. The contraption was developed in Argentina.

The United States will undoubtedly fund this.

Trapped wind? Flatulent cows have come under renewed scrutiny by scientists who are hoping to reduce soaring levels of greenhouse gas pollution. Scientists in Argentina believe they have come up with a solution - cow backpacks that can be used to trap the animal's natural gas

Trapped wind? Flatulent cows have come under renewed scrutiny by scientists who are hoping to reduce soaring levels of greenhouse gas pollution. Scientists in Argentina believe they have come up with a solution – cow backpacks that can be used to trap the animal’s natural gas

On Friday, the Obama administration stated that it would make a multi-pronged attack on cow flatulence, in an attempt to cut methane emissions.
As a result, windy cows have come under renewed scrutiny by scientists, who plan to capture their harmful emissions and convert them into ‘green’ energy.
But scientists in Argentina believe they have come up with a solution – cow backpacks that can be used to trap the animal’s natural gas.

The ‘fartpacks’ extract 300 litres of methane a day from a tube inserted into the cow’s digestive tract and convert it into enough energy to run a car for 24 hours.

Read more at the UK Daily Mail

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“Harry Reid to be awarded 2014 Incitement to Civil War Trophy by citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh”

Heh. “Incitement to Civil War Trophy” sounds just about right. Harry Reid has done more to inflame the freedom-loving Americans than anyone else so far this year.

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Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, will be awarded the 2014 “Incitement to Civil War” Trophy by Alabama citizen journalist and Second Amendment activist Mike Vanderboegh at a ceremony at the Cliven Bundy Ranch on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Vanderboegh, who with fellow writer David Codrea first broke the Fast and Furious scandal story in a series on the Internet in December 2010 and January 2011, is in Nevada to show support for the Bundy family and their struggle with the federal government.
Said Vanderboegh, “When Dirty Harry Reid tells us that ‘This isn’t over’ and calls the Bundys and their supporters “‘domestic terrorists’ he is using — literally — the ‘bully pulpit’ to solicit the next American civil war. Reid is a corrupt bully and he understands that this struggle is not about tortoises or cows or even the vast spaces of the American west claimed by the federal government, it is about power, federal power to use naked state-sponsored terrorism to compel the American people to do what the perfumed princes of Harry Reid’s Mandarin class insist is for their own good, even if it kills them.”
“It was the misbehavior and jack-booted thuggery of the Bureau of Land Management run by Reid’s toady that motivated people to come to the Bundys’ defense. This is about two fundamentally different answers to this question: ‘Does the government serve the people as the Founders intended, or will the people be servants of the government?’ Harry Reid believes that the people should serve the government — or else. For inciting the federal government into planning for another Waco, Reid more than deserves this award.”

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Deseret: “Lawmakers, Utah sheriffs want to rein in renegade BLM, Forest Service officers”

We seem to be seeing more of this. I wonder if it will ever come to anything.

From the Deseret News:

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SALT LAKE CITY — Multiple rural county sheriffs from Utah testified Thursday about the abusive use of police power by Bureau of Land Management rangers or forest protection officers with the U.S. Forest Service.

They are asserting it is time to rein in the authority the agencies should have never been allowed to exercise.

Sheriffs from San Juan, Kane and Garfield counties spoke in favor of HB155, sponsored by Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, which proposes to limit BLM rangers and forest protection officers from exercising police power over state and local laws unless someone’s safety is at risk or federal contracts are in place with local police agencies.

“You cannot use our (laws) to arrest our people and issue citations,” Noel said. “We don’t believe they ever had that authority. Our chief law enforcement officer is the locally elected sheriff who is accountable to the people every four years.”

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Bob Owens Hits Another One Outta The Park

It’s his post at Bearing Arms. He calls it, “The Cancer, The Militia, And Cliven Bundy“. Owens agrees that Bundy broke the law but he says that that doesn’t make him wrong. Why? As with so many laws in the past it’s the law that is wrong this time.

After listening to many opinions and perspectives I’m coming closer to drawing some conclusions. For starters, as a legal matter, Cliven Bundy doesn’t have a legal legal to stand on.

That doesn’t remotely mean that he’s wrong.

From the moment the ink was dry on the parchment creating it, the federal government has used, abused, and expanded its power into a grotesque mockery of what the Founders envisioned. The federal government was never supposed to occupy more land than it absolutely needed to function, much less control huge swathes of entire states. They have made their tyranny “legal” by passing laws and writing regulations, but legality is merely a concept… it doesn’t mean that laws stripping power from the citizenry are moral, or constitutional, or that we should blindly obey them.

The subjugation of women was legal. Slavery was legal. Most importantly, the democides of more than 262 million souls by their own governments in the 20th century alone after first disarming them were legal.

In far too many instances, and especially in regards to corrupted governments, “legal” merely means that a self-serving government has given itself carte blanche to pillage the citizenry—and kill them, if needed—in the name of itself.

You can ask President Obama what he thinks of “mere legality” and the importance of following laws as they are written.

It has become painfully obvious that the most apt metaphor describing our bloated and out-of-control government is that of an aggressive cancer. It started out small, but it inevitably, irresistibly began corrupting the body that created and sustains it. It is arguably in an end phase, a final burst of destructive energy, where it threatens to destroy the host entirely and itself in the process.”

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Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Senator Harry Reid warns us that the battle over the ranch is far from over, and that the citizenry cannot be allowed to win:

Reid tells News4′s Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

In Reid’s diseased mind, the government must win, because the government must always win. The cancer must be fed.

It’s worth noting that the actions of the BLM and federal authorities in this case have been stated to be their method of “resolving” the case. I think Stefan Molyneux of Freedom Radio put it succinctly when he said that their method of resolution boils down to:

Give us all your cattle to pay the fines we imposed on you to save a tortoise we are currently euthanizing… Or we will shoot your family.”

The situation at the Bundy Ranch is not over. There exists the very real possibility of the federal government advancing yet again with heavily armed agents against the ranch and those who refuse to concede to the federal government’s “legal” tyranny.

If they commit such a crime—and a clear moral crime it will be, regardless of the so-called legality of it—the federal government could very well find itself under attack across the nation from citizens who have simply had enough of the cancer that is a corrupt and tyrannical government that has shown a willingness to throw constitutionality and legality to the wind in order to advance its own agenda of consolidating power and stripping the Republic of even the illusion of liberty.

Never has the need for a well-armed citizenry been more apparent.”

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Global Sea Ice Over 1,158,000 sq km Above Normal

“North America had a historically cold winter”, I said.

“North America is not the globe,” he responded. “Regional anomalies are not indicative of the global climate.”

“But global ice cover is up and what’s up with Antarctic ice?” I asked.

Antarctic Is Demolishing Old Records

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Drudge does his thing…

Dems warned: Don’t say ‘recovery’…

FLASHBACK WHITE HOUSE: ‘Summer of Recovery’…

FLASHBACK TREASURY: ‘Welcome to the recovery’…

FLASHBACK HARRY REID: ‘We are in a recovery’…

FLASHBACK BIDEN: ‘recovery.gov’…

Obama urges Dems to ‘lean into’ Obamacare for midterms…

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Onion: New al Qaeda Threat

This one is probably the most credible al Qaeda threat to date.

WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord.

Multiple intelligence agencies confirmed that the militant Islamist organization and its numerous affiliates intend to carry out a massive, coordinated plan to stand aside and watch America’s increasingly rapid decline, with terrorist operatives across the globe reportedly mobilizing to take it easy, relax, and savor the spectacle as it unfolds.

“We have intercepted electronic communication indicating that al-Qaeda members are actively plotting to stay out of the way while America as we know it gradually crumbles under the weight of its own self-inflicted debt and disrepair,” FBI Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano told the assembled press corps. “If this plan succeeds, it will leave behind a nation with a completely dysfunctional economy, collapsing infrastructure, and a catastrophic health crisis afflicting millions across the nation. We want to emphasize that this danger is very real.”

“And unfortunately, based on information we have from intelligence assets on the ground, this plot is already well under way,” he added.

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Obama budget adds $6.6 trillion to deficit.

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President Obama’s budget adds $6.6 trillion in deficits over the next 10 years, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Thursday.

That estimate is significantly worse than the $4.9 trillion in deficits predicted by the White House. The CBO used its own less rosy estimates of the economy to complete the analysis.

The CBO said by 2024, the deficit would be $746 billion, or 2.8 percent of the economy.
The Office of Management and Budget had said by 2024, the deficit would fall to $434 billion or 1.6 percent of the economy under the budget. In 2013, the deficit was 4.1 percent of the economy.

Just a reminder.

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