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The trials, tribulations and distortions of the Mainstream Media

Truly Funny…

… A British comic’s take on the Ebola virus:

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B-B-But I Thought…

… they were all going to vote Democrat.

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Washington Post:

Hispanics on a GOP Senate: Sure, why not?

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This number jumped out at me from the new Washington Post/ABC News poll: It showed that, among Latinos, 50 percent say it doesn’t matter who wins the Senate come November. And among those who do think it will matter, twice as many say it would be a good thing (30 percent) if the GOP took over as say it would be a bad thing (15 percent).

This is a demographic, we will remind you, that voted 71-27 for President Obama just two years ago. And only 15 percent are concerned about a GOP-controlled Senate.”

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No! There’s No Vote Fraud In Illinois!

What do you call this, then? It’s happening in other states as well.

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Zombies “R” Us

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A couple weeks ago I posted an article about the fact that the Centers for Disease Control had wasted a ton of money preparing a Zombie Preparedness Publication.

Now it seems that the left in our country is using the term, “Zombie” to refer to Bible totin’, gun owning, Conservatives. There has been evidence of this all along. Short films have been posted that call us and our leaders zombies.

Here is ‘Tea Party Zombies Must Die’. Also here is New York Times’ opinion writer Maureen Dowd’s column titled, ‘Ted Cruz’ Thunderdome‘ complete with this artwork:

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There are plenty of other examples of us being dehumanized into the walking dead. On the surface it all looks like childish fun. But now we are seeing Obama administration offices making plans for when we zombies attack.

This is from the Rutherford Institute:

Zombies Are Us: The Walking Dead in the American Police State

For years now, the government has been carrying out military training drills with zombies as the enemy. In 2011, the DOD created a 31-page instruction manual for how to protect America from a terrorist attack carried out by zombie forces. In 2012, the CDC released a guide for surviving a zombie plague. That was followed by training drills for members of the military, police officers and first responders.”

What other actions?

So how does the military plan to put down a zombie (a.k.a. disgruntled citizen) uprising?

The strategy manual outlines five phases necessary for a counter-offensive: shape, deter, seize initiative, dominate, stabilize and restore civil authority.”

And the Institute’s conclusion:

If there is any lesson to be learned, it is simply this: whether the threat to national security comes in the form of actual terrorists, imaginary zombies or disgruntled American citizens infected with dangerous ideas about freedom, the government’s response to such threats remains the same: detect, deter and annihilate.”

Scary indeed if our government is planning for eliminating dissenters – but not too surprising.

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‘Improving’ The United States

This image is from 90 Miles From Tyranny:

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Of course the vomit image could be a reference to Ebola or it could be a reaction to Michelle’s claim. Americans across the country consider his efforts to have been spectacular failures.

But they’re not. They are successes.

Not long ago president Obama commented that his successes are, “Just not being reported”. If you examine his goals he may well be right.

He told us up front that he wanted to remake America. Observers have told us also that his goals for the country are to reduce its world position and to convert the country’s economy into something the opposite of a free, capitalist one.

If these are his goals, and I believe they are, he is succeeding. Michelle’s comment above makes a lot of sense in that light.

We should not try to determine whether he is succeeding or not based upon our definitions of success. He has a different view.

Update: Obama Promises to Solve Ebola ‘Just Like We’ve Solved Every Other Problem’

It was Obama’s Chief of Staff who said, “Never let a crisis go to waste”.

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“A Safety Message for Civilians” From Saint Louis Coptalk Blog

A QuikTrip convenience store burns during a night of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri

The people in Saint Louis County, Missouri are worried about the possibility of violence in their streets if the Grand Jury does not indict the police office who shot Michael Brown. The police are concerned as well. They know they will not be able to keep citizens safe from violent acts. They are warning people that their safety and that of their loved ones, is in their hands.

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Here is a link to the Saint Louis Coptalk blog. The message, posted by ‘A Concerned Cop’ reads,

Korean shop owners defend their shops during LA riots

Korean shop owners defend their shops during LA riots

If you don’t have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”

The very first comment to the post comes from the blog’s moderators. It reads:

We agree with and approve this message.”

There are more comments.

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If Orwell Had Written ‘1984’ With SarahPalin In Mind

This is interesting. It very accurately describes the visceral hate for Palin that exists in the mind of leftists but must be fed with a daily dose of hate from their leaders. That is what CNN’s Carol Costello was doing when she programmed her viewers to be happy about Palin’s daughter being attacked.

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It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the Records Department, where Winston worked, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the center of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate.

The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one’s teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one’s neck. The Hate had started.

As usual, the face of Sarah Palin, the Enemy of the Democratic Party and the Main Stream Media and especially leftist bloggers, had flashed on to the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience. A little red-haired woman journalist gave a squeak of mingled fear and disgust. Palin was the renegade, one of the leading figures of the Republican Party, almost on a level with the near mythological figure “Reagan”, and had engaged in counter-liberal activities, had been condemned to irrelevancy, but had mysteriously escaped from liberal media attacks and gained a mass following. The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Palin was not the principal figure. She was the primal enemy, the defiler of the Party’s plans including the Death Panels.”

Read the rest at Camp Of The Saints

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Sharyl Atkisson Was More Than ‘Stonewalled’. She Was Set up.

After her investigations and revelations about Obama administration crises like ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running she learned that three classified documents were placed on her computer hard drive. They were discovered by someone who also discovered that her computer(s) had been hacked.

Atkisson relates this and more in her new book. It is scheduled to be released in early November but early copies have been available.

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The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” she wrote in “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”

But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.”

“They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.”

Read more at Powerline Blog Here

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The NRA Has Broken New Ground In Politics

I have never seen them do anything like this before. This is the image on the outer cover of the latest American Rifleman magazine. It’s about time the organization took a strong position. As a life member I applaud this move.

Cover Image Novemeber 2014 American Rifleman Magazine

Cover Image Novemeber 2014 American Rifleman Magazine

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“The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament – Ottawa Shooting”

Kevin Vickers is indeed a hero. This video tells us exactly how the events played out.

A good guy with a gun prevented more killings.

Update: The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have been studying the attack by Bibeau. They have, unsurprisingly, been led toward the conclusion that it was a terror attack.

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Bad News For Vegetarians

From Modern Farmer:

Plants Can Tell When They’re Being Eaten

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Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn’t mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least behavior) of plants finds that plants can tell when they’re being eaten — and send out defenses to stop it from happening.

We’ve been hearing for decades about the complex intelligence of plants; last year’s excellent New Yorker piece is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the subject. But a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, managed to figure out one new important element: plants can tell when they’re being eaten, and they don’t like it.”

I may be wrong but I’d say plants can tell when they’re being eaten. The allegation that they don’t like it is childish anthropomorphism.

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Judge Napolitano: “An armed citizenry is the best way to stop lone wolf terrorists”

He’s right. The only thing that prevented the Ottawa killer from killing others was a good guy with a gun.

This guy did this in a gun-free zone: New York. Had there been an armed citizen near he could have been stopped.

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Iran: “Presidential Advisor Younesi: We Must Exploit Obama’s Weakness To Force Him To Meet Our Demands”

Make no mistake about it. The world sees President Obama for what he is – weak and waffling. These quotes come from Iran and they refer to upcoming talks with the United States about Iranian nuclear ambitions.

This quote below comes from just one adviser. There are others quoted in an article in MEMRI titled, “Iran’s Pragmatic Camp Calls For Exploiting Obama’s Weakness To Attain Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement On Tehran’s Terms.

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Obama is the weakest president the U.S. has ever had, because he has suffered humiliating defeat in this region, and his term in office saw the coming of the Islamic awakening that dealt the Americans the greatest defeat. It is during Obama’s term in office that terrorism spread to the greatest extent. During these eight years, America suffered immense defeat, and that is why he wants to reach an agreement [with Iran]. But he is very influenced by the Congress and the Zionist lobby…
“ISIS poses a great danger to the Islamic world and to the world at large. We must minimize this danger and force the Americans to meet our demands in the nuclear agreement, in a manner that guarantees the interests of the Islamic Republic. If this does not happen during Obama’s term, who knows when [such an opportunity] will come again.”[3]“

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Colorado Voters Have The ‘Hickenlooper Blues’

Heh.

Found it here

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“I’ve Been To Ferguson And The Media Is Misrepresenting The City”

The violence and discord has been imported from other areas by people who do not have the best in mind for the town. And the media is portraying only that. Until this article no one is telling us about the people who live there.

From Holly Fisher at Wayne Dupree’s blog:

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We drove from one end of Ferguson to the other. We saw people eating dinner, walking into grocery stores, pumping gas… Surely we missed something. We turned around and we drove back through to where we started, passing a section of sidewalk with 2 people parked in lounge chairs holding “silence is consent” posters. It was only 8 pm, so maybe the craziness hadn’t yet begun. Wayne and I went to the grocery store, (where we even saw a uniformed cop not being attacked or attacking anyone) bought snacks and went to the hotel.

“Keep the news on in your room and when things get crazy, we’ll head back out,” Wayne said.

At one point that night a dude got choked by some protestors in one part of St. Louis; rumor has it those protestors are shipped in from Chicago and not even from Ferguson.”

And she discovered that Ferguson residents are trying to heal the damage that has been done to their community. Several pastors from several churches have set up a huge tent. It has been up for three weeks. People go there every day.

My neighborhood has all skin colors. We cut each other’s grass, we invite each other over for dinner, we walk around the streets and pick up trash together. We love each other. I’m not even a Christian, but I’ve been down here every day. This is great and this is Ferguson. People don’t know Ferguson.”

She went on to blame influences like Eric Holder and Jesse Jackson for planting their negative messages into the minds of so many and poisoning Ferguson with their racist agendas.”

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Thanks To Tatersalad…

… Tater is the one who encouraged me to look for something that explained why black people vote Democratic.

In my search I found this from Alfonzo Rachel. It explains an awful lot.

I’d like to meet him someday.

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IDF: “Hamas Celebrates Attack on Israeli Civilians in Jerusalem”

This is from the Israeli Defense Forces blog.

Yesterday, a 20 year old Palestinian terrorist, Abed a-Rahman a-Shalud, drove his car into a Jerusalem light rail station, killing a three-month-old infant, Haya Zissel Braun, and injuring seven other people.

In the wake of this attack, Hamas launched a media campaign promoting terrorism and the murder of Israelis. Shehab News Agency, an online news agency linked to Hamas, posted the following picture on their Facebook page. The text reads: “The accelerator is a weapon”. Hamas continues to encourage the killing of Israelis by any means necessary.”

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This is the same technique that was used to Murder WO Patrice Vincent in Canada a week or so ago.

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WO Vincent

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“Is Islam the ‘green’ religion?”

I would say red, the color of blood.

It’s true that Islam encourages Muslims to lie to infidels.

Islamic philosopher Seyyed Hossein Nasr says there is a case to be made for Islam as the greenest of the world's main religions. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)

Islamic philosopher Seyyed Hossein Nasr says there is a case to be made for Islam as the greenest of the world’s main religions. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)

Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words “Muslim” and “Islam” are often mentioned in the context of terrorism.

But according to a world-renowned scholar, there’s another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, believes Islam is more disposed toward environmental stewardship than other faiths, and should probably be regarded as the “green” religion.”

Read more at CBC news

This article was written by David Gutnick:

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David Gutnick

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Paul Begala: “Candidate’s gun remarks should scare us”

Which candidate? Joni Ernst:

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When you hear what worries Begala you may well agree. Her remarks Should worry him.

I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from a government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
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This notion — that the Second Amendment gives citizens the right to fire upon federal officials, or their local police, or sheriffs or even U.S. military personnel — is common among right wingers. But it’s one thing to hear, say, goofball Ted Nugent honk off that way. (The Nuge, by the way, has boasted about how he avoided taking up arms in defense of his country during Vietnam.) It is another to know that someone with those loopy views is one step away from the United States Senate.”

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Begala wrote this in a CNN piece that is designed to undercut Ernst’s chances of taking the Senate seat for the state of Iowa that she is contending for. He is afraid of sentiments like tose expressed by Ernst. He should be. The second Amendment was put in the Constitution to make sure Americans have the right to do just what Ms. Ernst was talking about and it scares the hell out of leftists whose only goal is consolidating power.

Begala was an adviser to President Bill Clinton. He is a left-wing political consultant.

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Palin: “CNN, get ahold of your underlings… “

CNN's Carol Costello found it 'Hilarious' that Bristol Palin was attacked by a mob

CNN’s Carol Costello found it ‘Hilarious’ that Bristol Palin was attacked by a mob

This is Governor Palin’s one and only, as far as I know, public reaction to the way CNN’s Carol Costello reacted to Palin’s daughter, Bristol, being attacked. She extends a dire warning:

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This example makes me physically sick because they spit in the face of every American who has fought for freedom and sacrificed to protect everyone’s First Amendment rights. It’s not because this issue involves my daughter; it’s because Carol Costello, her ilk, and her boss are disgustingly dismissive and disrespectful of the sacrifices made that allow them a platform from which to broadcast their hate and stupidity. CNN is lucky to have their few outstanding employees that shine through the darkness that is CNN. I admire the good ones, and hope they land at more deserving companies when CNN goes under. Zucker, not for my sake, but for the sake of a cornerstone of our democracy—the press—get ahold of your underlings. They make you look really, really bad, and they are ruining America.”

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Washington Post Refers To Illegal Voters As ‘Non-Citizen Voters’

Sort of like ‘Illegal Aliens’ are referred to as ‘Undocumented Workers’.

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Truthfully, though, the writers who penned the article titled, “Could non-citizens decide the November election?” provide us with some useful, and frightening, statistics about the people who vote in American elections who are not entitled to vote. In plain English that means their votes are illegal.

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”

Jesse Richman is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Director of the ODU Social Science Research Center. David Earnest is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.

Patterico breaks down the numbers and tells us how many, rather than what percent of, illegal voters actually voted and what it meant to the election:

The progressive think tank Center for American Progress puts the number of noncitizens in the U.S. at 22.1 million in 2012. Of these, “13.3 million were legal permanent residents, 11.3 million were unauthorized migrants, and 1.9 million were on temporary visas.” These numbers are roughly consistent with numbers offered by the Department of Homeland Security (.pdf) and Kaiser Health News. So let’s take 22 million as our number of noncitizens.

Richman and Earnest estimate that 6.4% of noncitizens voted in 2008. 6.4% of 22 million is 1,408,000.

That’s 1.4 million illegal votes likely cast in the presidential election of 2008.”

Patterico also takes on the assertion made in the WaPo article, “We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Nearly three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.” He says that those policies are still effective.

But he misses the point. Voter ID laws are not designed to prevent illegal aliens from voting, even though they appear to be helpful as the article says. They are designed to prevent other forms of vote fraud: Multiple voting, voting for someone else and voting for the dead.

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“Coeur d’Alene Says Hitching Post Is Exempt From Gay Rights Law”

The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, says the Hitching Post, a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers, doesn't have to perform same-sex marriages.

The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, says the Hitching Post, a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers, doesn’t have to perform same-sex marriages.

The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers doesn’t have to perform same-sex marriages.

The city has been embroiled in controversy ever since the owners of the Hitching Post sued the city. They say a city anti-discrimination law threatened to force them to marry same-sex couples now that gay marriage is legal in Idaho.”

Read more at Boise State Public Radio

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I Have Heard That Wasp Spray Is Good For Self-Defense

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It’ll shoot a stream twenty feet and is supposed to be effective if you spray an attacker in the face with it. After watching a convenience store clerk use it on a would-be robber I am not so sure. The robber, a woman, did not seem to be incapacitated at all.

BERLIN, Pa. — A Somerset County convenience store clerk armed herself with a can of bug spray over the weekend after a being approached by an attempted robber. What began as a typical Sunday night shift at CSI Coalfield Mini Market in Berlin became anything but for Annabelle Miller after a woman, wearing a mask, came through the front door. “That’s a heads up anyway. Then she throws this black bag on the counter and tells me, ‘Put the money in the bag,’ and I’m like, ‘What?’ So she says it again and I’m like, ‘Excuse me?'” Miller said. Without thinking twice, Miller armed herself with the closest thing in her reach: a can of Raid bee and wasp killer. Then she waited, giving the woman a chance to leave. When she did, a surveillance camera captures Miller spraying the woman in the face with the bug spray.”

Here is a report including footage from security video:

From WJAC TV6

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CBC’s Rex Murphy On Ottawa Shooting

Murphy has a way with words.

“…bottomless cowardice and a perversion…”

“…hateful brute…”

“…master counter-example…”

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Carolina Man Exchanges Gunfire With Home Invasion Suspects

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A Lumberton man traded gunfire with three men who forced their way into his home, robbed the family, tried to rape his granddaughter and stole his car Monday, Robeson County authorities said.

One of the men, identified as Jamie Faison, 20, was shot and found dead in the stolen Cadillac parked at his home on the 600 block of Singletary Church Road, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said in a news release.

The two other men turned up at area hospitals with gunshot wounds.

The homeowner, Kenneth Byrd, 67, was shot multiple times, the release said.

Authorities received a call about 10 p.m. that someone had been shot at a home on the 100 block of Yedda Road, east of Lumberton.

Deputies responded and found Byrd, his wife, Judy, 65, and his 19-year-old granddaughter at the home.”

Read more at the Fayobserver

Image from Weasel Zippers

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