She is a Tea Party conservative. She has the endorsement of Jan Brewer in her state (AZ). She’s a true-life “American dream” story. Moved here legally as a teenager and became a citizen.
She messed up kinda big recently, by asking about middle easterners: “And those people, their only goal in life is to cause harm to the United States. So why do we want them here, either legally or illegally,”.
Her opponent, rabid marxist Antonia Grijalva, made the video and had this to say:
“This is reckless hate speech, and I call on everyone who has endorsed Gabriela Mercer to withdraw their support immediately … her comments are reprehensible and deserve condemnation from every quarter,”
As much as I hate to agree with this turd, I do agree with his condemnation of her words. I don’t agree that people should be bullied into withdrawing their support. I condemn what she said.
While it is her right, and I support that right with my life, she is running for U.S. office. That office will require her to represent many middle eastern immigrants. She should know better.
***UPDATE III: Yahoo just announced they have terminated Chalian effective immediately.
***UPDATE II: Romney camp comments: “It hasn’t even been 24 hours after the primetime speech line up at the Republican National Convention last night, and you can already tell how successful and powerful of a night it really was by the complete and utter meltdown the mainstream media is experiencing today. … Most shockingly, Yahoo! Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian got caught on an ABC webcast saying that Mitt Romney would be “happy to have a party when black people drown.”
***UPDATE: ABC News reached out to Breitbart News to name the man heard mocking the Romneys during this ABC News livecast: David Chalian (pictured) of Yahoo! News. Chalian is a former political director with ABC News, but according to ABC News has no association with the network now. The headline has been changed to reflect this update, as has the story itself.
Here’s a look at the black, bitter, bitter, ugly and biased souls of our corrupt media during ABC News’ live-feed coverage yesterday. The moment in question occurs in the first ten seconds. Listen closely to the video below:
This is who the media is. This is what Romney and all Republicans are up against. In what atmosphere does a so-called reporter feel comfortable firing off this kind of vicious joke?
These people are a pimple on the balls of humanity.
A well-placed Republican source tells Townhall that Oscar-winning director and actor Clint Eastwood will travel to Tampa, Florida to attend Mitt Romney’s nominating convention this week. As the news media scrambles to identify the so-called “mystery speaker” scheduled to address GOP delegates on Thursday evening, some have speculated that the iconic Hollywood figure could fit the bill.”
Given my limitations it is temporarily impossible to maintain commentary or contribution to the forum of breaking news stories. No outside television broadcasts make it to my television. I have radio. I wanted more than that for night one of the Republican Convention, so I made plans earlier in the day to watch it with my Mother at her place. It was there that things departed from strict discipline when it comes to paying attention to what was actually going on.
Mia Love is a bright, witty, and beautiful – wife, mother, and public servant. She thinks for herself and as such, liberals have attacked her as a ‘house nigger’. The wiki page has been taken down, but it was captured by twitter user TabithaHale.
She seems to be a fine example of the hard-working American woman.
Bolivian police on Tuesday confiscated two tons of uranium that was being stored at a building in central La Paz located near the U.S. and Spanish embassies.
Four people, all of them Bolivian nationals, were arrested while they were transferring the uranium from one vehicle to another, Deputy Interior Minister Jorge Perez said.
The radioactive material was in sacks of jute and nylon, he said.
Since Bolivia does not produce uranium, Perez said, authorities assume the consignment originated in either of two neighboring countries that do: Brazil or Chile.
The commander of the elite police unit that carried out the operation, Col. Eddy Torrez, said the seizure was the fruit of a six-week investigation.
Police pounced when they learned the people in possession of the uranium planned to meet Tuesday with a potential buyer…
The NBC Politics team has curated some of the notable speeches from the first night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The NBC Politics team has curated some of the notable speeches from the first night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
It’s all white people! There can be no doubt that this is a concerted effort to keep the slaves on the plantation.
One or two could be forgiven but every one? C’mon. The existence of these Republicans, you see, screws up the false narrative they are pushing: Republicans are all lily white and they hate brown people.
When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.
MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.
Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.
And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.
Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.
So says author of book on SEAL raid. He poked his head around the door frame and took at least one round to the head. He likely never knew what hit him. The SEALs entered the room and put several more in his chest. There was no 40 minute firefight as claimed by the White House. Bin Laden had weapons but they didn’t have rounds chambered.
Searching bin Laden’s neatly organized room, Owen found two guns -– an AK-47 and a Makarov pistol -– with empty chambers. “He hadn’t even prepared a defense. He had no intention of fighting. He asked his followers for decades to wear suicide vests or fly planes into buildings, but didn’t even pick up his weapon. In all of my deployments, we routinely saw this phenomenon. The higher up the food chain the targeted individual was, the bigger a pussy he was.”
The book calls out inaccurate accounts of the assault. “The raid was being reported like a bad action movie,” Owen writes. “At first, it was funny because it was so wrong.”
Contrary to earlier accounts, Owen says SEALs weren’t fired upon while they were outside the gate of the compound. There was no 40-minute firefight. And it wasn’t true that bin Laden had “time to look into our eyes.”
They knew what to expect.
On his second night in Afghanistan waiting for final orders, sitting around a fire pit and joking about which Hollywood actors would play them in the bin Laden movie, one SEAL joked, “And we’ll get Obama reelected for sure. I can see him now, talking about how he killed bin Laden,” according to Owen.
Owen writes: “We had seen it before when he took credit for the Captain Phillips rescue. Although we applauded the decision-making in this case, there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that he would take all the political credit for this too.”
But by the end of the Republican National Convention, she could be, after delivering her breakout speech Tuesday evening in Tampa.
Her profile and backstory alone have made her a compelling presence in the conservative movement. She is a first-generation Haitian-American, a Mormon and a small-town Utah mayor. Love, who is black, is also running for Congress in mostly white Utah. If elected, she would be the first black Republican woman ever to serve in Congress.
Obama is out campaigning and engaging in hard-sell, self promotion while a hurricane makes landfall in Louisiana. I just love irony.
President Barack Obama tried some campaign counterprogramming on Tuesday, telling a college audience in Iowa to beware of the rhetoric from the Republican Party convention in Florida.
On the campaign trail for a two-day college tour, Obama highlighted differences with the presumptive Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, on issues important to younger voters, including alternative-energy sources, tax cuts for wealthy Americans, education and healthcare.
Obama is always popular with crowds of people who want other people to pay their bills.
Rachel Corrie was a supporter of the Palestinian cause. In 2003 she was protesting the destruction of Palestinian homes by the Israelis using heavy equipment. In an effort to prevent the destruction of a house she lay down in front of the ‘Bulldozer’. It ran over her, killing her.
Wikipedia has a long article about her and her death. In it there are several photos. One of them shows her shortly after she was run over. Enlarging it shows her body lying in the tracks of a rubber-tired piece of equipment, likely a front-end loader. Every article describes the rig as a ‘Bulldozer’. That may be.
Also included in the Wiki article is an image of a tracked Caterpillar ‘dozer all suited up in protective armor. It could easily have been that the operator didn’t see her. Or he may have just finished his vodka lunch and couldn’t have seen her.
TAMPA, Fla. – Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night.
Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program.
Okay, that isn’t necessarily true. The laws of thermodynamics will not have to be repealed cars are manuafacured with body and frame integrity of a Dixie Cup.
The average gas mileage of new cars and trucks will have to nearly double by 2025 under regulations that were finalized Tuesday by the Obama administration.
The new rules will require the fleet of new cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon in 13 years, up from 28.6 mpg at the end of last year.
President Barack Obama said the new fuel standards “represent the single most important step” his administration has taken to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. “This historic agreement builds on the progress we’ve already made to save families money at the pump and cut our oil consumption,” he said.
Why stop at 54.5 mpg? Why not just decree 545 mpg? And zero emissions? As long as we are just pulling numbers out of our asses, why not really go big?