By Lloyd Marcus:
I am traveling on Tea Party Express VI national bus tour. During one of the long rides between cities/rallies, I watched a very disturbing and enlightening documentary titled AGENDA: Grinding America Down. Folks, it scared the you-know-what out of me. The movie superbly chronicles how the Marxist, Socialist, and Communist have been systematically orchestrating the destruction of America “from within” for many, many years.
By Jeff Schapiro:
An archaeologist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says he has discovered cultic shrines dating back to the time of the biblical King David, which may provide clarity to some obscure building references in the Bible.
Professor Yosef Garfinkel says his discoveries at Khirbet Qeiyafa, an ancient fortified city that is 30 kilometers southwest of Jerusalem and is adjacent to the Valley of Elah, have confirmed the biblical view of the region prior to the construction of Solomon’s Temple.
“This is the first time that archaeologists uncovered a fortified city in Judah from the time of King David,” Garfinkel said in a press release. “Even in Jerusalem we do not have a clear fortified city from his period. Thus, various suggestions that completely deny the biblical tradition regarding King David and argue that he was a mythological figure, or just a leader of a small tribe, are now shown to be wrong.”
by Ben Shapiro:
According to the Jewish Agency for Israel, over 5,000 Jews from throughout France attended a fair in the heart of Paris about immigrating to Israel. The fair was attended by the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, former member of Knesset, Soviet expatriate and dissident Natan Sharansky. “I cannot recall having seen such a massive number of people interested in aliyah [immigration] since the days when lines of people stretched out of the Israeli embassy in Moscow,” said Sharansky. The fair took place the same day as the election that rousted Nicholas Sarkozy, a reliable anti-Iran voice in Europe, from power, replacing him with the far less reliable Francois Hollande, a socialist with heavy ties to anti-Israel populations.
‘Anti-Israel populations’ eh? Hmmm. Don’t you love these euphemisms?
Rochdale grooming trial: Police accused of failing to investigate paedophile gang for fear of appearing racist
By Nigel Bunyan:
The nine men from Rochdale were yesterday convicted of abusing five vulnerable teenagers after plying them with alcohol, food and small sums of money in return for sex.
However, the true number of victims, who were “passed around” by the gang, is likely to be nearer to 50, police have admitted.
Greater Manchester Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have now apologised after they failed to bring the case of the first victim – Girl A – to trial following her cry for help in August 2008.
One 13 year-old victim became pregnant and had the child aborted while another was forced to have sex with 20 men in one night, Liverpool Crown Court heard.
Complaints to social workers and the police were ignored because they were “petrified of being called racist”, former Labour MP for Keighley Ann Cryer said.
Cowards all. Shame on the social workers and police and on the political culture that created this diseased society.
by Peter Schweizer & Wynton Hall:
Four of the top officials at the Department of Justice were all big money fundraisers for President Obama’s 2008 campaign with strong ties to Wall Street—the very entity the Obama Administration has said must be criminally prosecuted for bringing about the biggest financial crisis in U.S. history.
By Paige Winfield Cunningham:
Newly empowered Republicans in states across the country are pushing to kill public contracts with Planned Parenthood, only to find their efforts blocked by the Obama administration and federal courts.
In New Hampshire, the administration circumvented officials by awarding a $1 million grant directly to the nation’s largest provider of abortion services after state officials blocked a grant to the organization.
Every federal district court that has ruled so far has sided with Planned Parenthood. That has helped the administration, which has threatened to cut off states’ Medicaid funding if they refuse to work with the organization.
The clashes have accelerated since 2010, when the GOP swept to power in a number of state legislatures that had long been in Democratic hands.
Canadian politicians expect their religious freedom office to be modeled somewhat after the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom. Last summer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met with Suzan Johnson Cook, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, to discuss the new office.
The idea of a religious freedom office may seem uncontroversial to American audiences, but in Canada some liberal members of Parliament criticized it as a melding of church and state. Others said the Conservative Party was pandering to immigrant communities. Minister Baird denied those allegations and said the office would simply build on Canada’s commitment to human rights.
Canada has no ‘separation of church and state.’ That’s an American perversion of the Establishment clause in the U.S. Constitution. Stupid, ignorant liberals. Of course we all know they won’t be defending Christians …
by David Meir-Levi:
On Thursday, May 3, Israel mobilized six reserve battalions and received the government’s permission to mobilize 16 more, a security measure due to potential problems in the Sinai desert and the volatile situation in Syria, or so we are told. But the mobilization of 22 battalions means that there is more to this situation than meets the eye.
Eight months ago the present writer discussed the probability of a nine-front war. Despite the low-key tone of “a security measure,” Israel now seems to be close to that situation.
Almost-nuclear Iran; Hezbollah; the Sinai, with its entrenched al-Qaeda bases and other terror groups; Egypt, if the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has its way; Syria; and the two internal fronts of Hamas and the PA if they can get their acts together, comprise seven of the nine fronts.
Let’s look first at Iran.
by Humberto Fontova:
A painting of Che Guevara subtitled “Revolucion!” by a Mexican–American artist is on display at the International Airport in Reno, Nevada, USA.
Ernesto “Che” Guevara scorned Mexicans as “a rabble of illiterate Indians,” jailed artists at a higher rate than Stalin, co-founded the terrorist movement that pulled off among the first and deadliest airplane hijackings in the Western Hemisphere, and craved to nuke the USA.
In November 1958, Cubana Airlines Flight 495 from Miami to Varadero was hijacked at gunpoint by terrorists belonging to Castro and Che’s July 26th Movement. The plane crashed in Cuba killing 14 passengers. Che’s glowing face now greets all passengers preparing to board at Reno-Tahoe Airport. How very thoughtful of airport officials.
‘You’re Not Gonna Be Allowed Back In’: Journalist Booted from Van Jones Event For Asking Tough Questions
by Mytheos Holt:
Former White House adviser Van Jones isn’t exactly a shrinking violet – in fact, from what we’ve seen, he relishes conflict. However, that relish might not extend to people who staff the events where he gives his speeches. One video blogger found this out when he tried to clarify a remark that Van Jones had made from the stage at Chicago’s Green Festival to the effect of “Don’t ever let somebody like me in the White House.”
Piven Uses Class Lecture to Lay Out Strategy to Illegally Occupy Foreclosed Homes, Default on Student Debt
by Becket Adams:
White House Adviser Defends Class Warfare by Citing Karl MarxBetween things like Anita Dunn’s professed love for Mao Tse-Tung and the not-controversy surrounding the president’s new campaign slogan (“Forward!”), we suspect White House staffers are getting awfully tired of responding to questions about whether the Obama administration employs at least a few communist-sympathizing officials.
Rick Bookstaber, who currently serves on President Obama’s Financial Stability Oversight Council, may have just kicked off another round of these questions.
Writing on his personal blog Monday, Boosktaber posted a refutation of conservative author Tucker Carlson’s claim that, by repeatedly singling out the “wealthy,” Democrats are waging “class warfare.”
“There is little that matches the artfulness of the rich in waving off criticism of the widening income gap as ‘class warfare,’” Bookstaber writes. “And there is little that matches the gullibility of the rest in following along.”
“I am not picking sides in this war,” he added, “but I believe such a war is justifiable, and indeed ultimately inevitable.”
By Robert Knight:
What do Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico have in common? They make up the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 6. They also constitute the core of America’s energy production, especially oil.
Thus, they needed to be taught a lesson. Who better for that than Alfredo J. Armendariz, the former EPARegion 6 administrator, who served as an expert witness for environmental groups before joining the EPA in November 2009?
Mr. Armendariz is no longer with the EPA. He resigned on April 30 for committing the sin of clarity. He was a little too honest in conveying the Obama administration’s way of doing business.
David J. Rusin:
Media outlets tiptoeing around Islam are a dime a dozen, but the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) stands apart for the egregiousness of its self-censorship and bias. Even more striking than the number of controversies involving suppression of Islam-critical speech on its channels are the frank acknowledgements that BBC policy is shaped by fear.
During a recent interview (full transcript) for a University of Oxford project, BBC director general Mark Thompson provided the most in-depth admission yet of the BBC’s double standards with respect to faith. Christianity, he explained, receives less sensitive treatment because it is “a broad-shouldered religion, compared to religions which in the UK have a very close identity with ethnic minorities.” Specifically, Islam in Britain is “almost entirely a religion practiced by people who may already feel in other ways isolated, prejudiced against, and where they may well regard an attack on their religion as racism by other means.” Thus, when asked whether the BBC would run a Muhammad-mocking program on a par with the Jesus-ridiculing Jerry Springer: The Opera, which it aired over Christian protests in 2005, Thompson answered that it would not. Depictions of Islam’s prophet, he maintained, could have “the emotional force” of “grotesque child pornography” for Muslims.
by Ben Johnson, (LifeSiteNews.com):
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng remains safely, if ambiguously, in limbo, but he said his family has been subjected to vicious beatings.
The blind lawyer, who exposed China’s brutal forced abortion policy, said “thugs with wooden spoons” beat his nephew, Chen Kegui, “ruthlessly.”
The embattled human rights activist is speaking out.
The embattled human rights activist is speaking out.
From his hospital bed, Chen told the Voice of America on Monday that the beat-down happened on April 27 after the town police chief and other Chinese officials questioned his nephew about his uncle’s whereabouts. He called the development an “extremely unjust situation.”
Government officials are blocking the escaped activist’s ability to meet with U.S. officials, something the Obama administration promised would not occur if he left the U.S. Embassy last week.
This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a “permanent progressive majority.” As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”
AP Plays Up Romney On Obama and Treason, Plays Down Axelrod Calling Rove, Koch Brothers ‘Contract Killers’
By Tim Graham:
AP showed an interesting imbalance in reporting on wild things said on the campaign trail on Monday. First came the article headlined “Romney: Obama Shouldn’t Be Tried for Treason.” Reporter Steve Peoples passed along the Obama campaign spin that Romney should stand up to “extreme voices” in his party.
Soon after, the same Steve Peoples wrote a story on Obama strategy that waited until paragraph 16 to note the extreme voice of Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod telling reporters in a conference call that Team Obama was ready for criticism from “the Karl [Rove] and Koch brothers’ contract killers over there in super PAC land.” Contract killers? Team Koch slammed right back at Axelrod for fact-mangling and incivility:
By Paul Kengor:
There has been some interesting commentary in the conservative media regarding the new Obama campaign slogan for 2012: “Forward!” The slogan debuted on April 30 — May Day eve — in a seven-minute video by the Obama campaign, with the “O” in “Forward!” familiarly styled upon the Obama logo.
Conservatives have noted the communist/socialist roots of the slogan. It began with an article in the Washington Times by Victor Morton, titled, “New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism.” The article noted that “Forward!” has a “long and rich association” with Marxism: “Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name ‘Forward!’ or its foreign cognates.” The article noted that even Wikipedia “has an entire section called ‘Forward (generic name of socialist publications).’”
The Washington Times piece was posted by Drudge, which crafted some choice artwork portraying Obama in Lenin-like imagery. From there, it went viral, with others investigating. Jeffrey Lord in American Spectator noted Mao’s infamous call for his Great Leap Forward.
By Jeffrey Folks:
Natural gas is a feedstock for the production of fertilizer, plastics, and many chemical products. Fortunately, America possesses vast reserves of recoverable natural gas. The low price of this gas is one factor spurring companies like Dow Chemical to expand production in the United States rather than send jobs overseas.
How many jobs? According to one reliable estimate, low gas prices resulting from hydraulic fracturing will result in the creation of one million new jobs in the U.S. in the next decade and a half. That is in addition to another half million jobs created by the fracking process itself and the countless other spin-off jobs necessary to support those expanding chemical, fertilizer, plastics, and energy industries. (Canadian oil sands development alone would create 343,000 new jobs in the U.S. That is the same development that Obama is trying to shut down with his veto of the Keystone XL pipeline.)