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Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Loughner Video

This video was released by the LA Times and apparently played a role in his suspension from his college. Boy, he's nuts.

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Interview with ElvisNixon.com

Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 17 in our ongoing interview series. Today we're interviewing the creator and editor of the site ElvisNixon.com. Check out this conservative site!

 When and why did you start ElvisNixon?

I started ELVISNIXON.com in the summer of 2009 because I felt I have a unique perspective.  I teach at a college in southern California. You may notice that I must use a moniker.  The reason I must remain anonymous is that working in academia one realizes very quickly that the Left in general, and Leftist intellectuals in particular, is a narrow minded, bigoted, and intolerant lot, as any group of Klansman that ever existed. They would stop at nothing to silence any questions of their orthodoxy. 
Italian Marxist Gramsci spoke of the need for the Left to "march through the institutions." This meant burrowing into the existing hierarchy of culture, education, media, and religion, and replacing those whose values represented Christian thought with secular humanists, homosexuals, and others who would undermine the old civilization to make way for a revolutionary society.  Not unlike the classic science fiction thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers, these potentates enjoy the reverence and respect that holding positions in the establishment affords them, all the while seeking to destroy anyone with mildly centrist or conservative opinions.
Another reason I started the blog is because connections that are obvious to me are not always to others.  For example, I was astounded that nobody else sees the grotesque disparity between Mr. Obama's instantaneous admonition against a "rush to judgement" in the case of Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood jihadi, and the Reichstag-Fire-like attempt by his cronies in the managed media to connect the TEA Party and people like Sarah Palin to the demented murderer Jared Lee Loughner. 
What is your favorite thing about running your site?

I most enjoy getting feedback from my readers.  I am always amazed that my microscopic voice garners responses from as far away as New Zealand, and even Dodge County, Georgia.
Do you have any favorites for 2012 yet?

Anybody but John McCain! (or Donald Trump. . . or anyone named Bush)
Has President Obama been better or worse than you expected?

Obama has been far worse than I expected. I knew full well that he would use the White House as a sledge hammer against the pillars of traditional western morality, appointing abortion zealots and those opposed to natural marriage to high office.  I did not expect that the man who ran as a "post-racial" candidate would be fomenting racial hatred in an effort to win elections.  His attempts to create an atmosphere of anti-white frenzy amongst Hispanics and others in response to the recent attempts to protect the citizens of Arizona from a massive illegal alien crime wave are nothing less than contemptible, if not outright dangerous.  His inflammatory language referring to conservative as "our enemies" is shameful and would be grounds for immediate impeachment has they been uttered by a conservative.
 Anything else you'd like to add?

There are many more of us out there than the media would like us to know.  We are everywhere.  Don't believe the lie. Many of us see our job description, as "throwing sand in the machine," as John Taylor Gatto said.  Christian Lardner, author of Stuff White People Like and Whiter Shades of Pale, is a good example of this.  He is by no means a self-described conservative, yet everything he writes satirizes the self-righteous, self-absorbed, urban Liberal with all of his hypocrisies.  With the wit of H.L. Mencken, Lardner skewers his targets and makes you wonder how our managed-media and "entertainment" industry can get away with missing these buffoons and blue noses, all the while wheeling out slanderous, cliched stereotypes of patriots, Christians, and anyone who fails to worship at the foot of the Obama/Geffen/LA Times altar of pagan idolatry.
Genuine conservatives believe that there is far more to life than politics; it is the Liberal who stakes all of his hope in politics and political messiahs. We know that family, faith, and culture (which includes the fine arts as well as general entertainment) are all organic, meaning that, as Edmund Burke described, they are interwoven and not to be replaced by some tinkerer or mechanic at a whim without the possibility of unforeseen consequences. It is important to recognize that many of us have abandoned the playing field of culture and ideas in the hopes that winning elections will result in truly changing hearts and minds.  This is a grave mistake.  Meaningful change is not a top down affair.  It involves the personal as well as the political.  For too long, conservatives have allowed the Left to dictate popular music, literature, art, film and television; this must change.

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Grow The Economy Not The Bureaucracy

Business is like water. It follows the path of least resistance.  A fact which should birth shame in the hearts of all Americans is that for the last decade American Businesses have been in a mad rush for the door.  They’ve left America, once the epitome of free enterprise, choosing instead to establish them in Communist China.  Today Federal red tape and taxes are strangling American free enterprise.
Innovation is like lightning. It comes in a flash, burns white hot, and is impossible to bottle.  When free enterprise is stifled by government interference in the marketplace the incentive to develop and produce are stunted.  Americans have always been the can-do people.  We’ve always been the leaders in invention and innovation.  Our entrepreneurs have traditionally led the world in new patents and processes.  In 2011 many sources predict China will take the lead in high tech patents applied for and new industrial processes pioneered.  It takes thinking outside the box to find the new and provide the best.  In America today the Federal Government has set to work making the box stronger, to weaving a mesh of regulations and taxes, and turning the box into a cage.
The grand gesture, voting to repeal Obamacare presented by the House Republicans as proof that they’ve become true fiscal conservatives, is a hat trick meant to beguile the newly awakened and lull them back to sleep.   The smoke screen of denying funding as a way to stop the implementation is hollow argument offered by people who know better to people who should know better.  The aspects of the national health plan which are taking effect in 2011 do not require any funding.  They come in the form of regulations, fees and taxes.
Grid lock is the best we have to hope for from the 112th Congress.  The very idea that any repeals or rollbacks of the omnibus thousand page take-over bills will pass in Harry Reid’s Senate and be signed by Mr. Obama is laughable.  Not only will the Senate not validate the results of November 2010, it is working diligently to stack the deck with new rules to prevent the enlarged minority from interfering with the evolutionary changes the Progressives constantly seek to enact as they attempt to evolve past the Constitution.  What we need now is the party of “Hell no!” acting as a roadblock to the Progressives long march to the corporate state.  Reading the Constitution at the beginning of the session is a great act of showmanship.  Demanding that every piece of legislation contain a clause citing the constitutional empowerment for its enactment is long overdue.  
However, what we need is a House that remembers that according to the Constitution all tax bills must originate in the chamber of the people.  What we need is more than showmanship and more than doing what should have been done since 1789.  What we need is a House that’s willing to to call out the other branches of the Federal Government when they exceed their constitutional powers.  The House has the power to investigate, subpoena, the power to impeach, and the power to bring suit in Federal Court.  They have the power to expose the Progressive juggernaut for what it is: an express on the road to serfdom.
Their economic plan is merely inflating the next bubble and praying that the rest of the world considers America too big to fail.  America is fast approaching the tipping-point as a global manufacturing power.  Manufacturing made-up 53 percent of the economy in 1965, it only accounted for 39 percent by 1988, it accounted for merely 9 percent in 2004, and the decline continues.  The warning signs are everywhere: a loss of a staggering 32 percent of manufacturing jobs since the year 2000, employment in the computer industry is lower in 2010 than it was in 1975, and we’ve lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.  We are turning into merely a source of raw materials and a market for manufactured goods from China, which is the textbook description of a colony.
No matter what the rhetoric, no matter what the stated intentions, it appears the consequences of the last ten years work by the best government money can buy are the unintended consequences.  These political savants are so clueless that their answer to the problem of too much government and too much regulation is to appoint new committees, commissions, and expand the bureaucracy to study the old and recommend solutions that entail new regulations and more government.
This isn’t rocket science.  We aren’t trying to figure out the orbit perimeters of a sling-shot around the moon to reach Saturn.  This is Political Science and Economics: the arcane arts of who gets what, when, and how.
 If we want manufacturing and innovation to grow reduce taxes to the lowest in the world and take the steel boot of regulation off the throat of free enterprise and watch our manufacturing base and our industrial output soar.  If you want more jobs stop stifling small business with uncertainty and watch the unemployment rate fall.  If we want more consumer spending instead of the next round of bail-outs and stimulus pay-offs to campaign contributors give the American people a one year federal tax holiday and watch consumer activity go through the roof.  In other words grow the economy not the bureaucracy.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the author of the History of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com View the trailer for Dr. Owens’ latest book @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ypkoS0gGn8 © 2011 Robert R. Owens dr.owens@comcast.net  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cato, Reason, and other libertarian groups completely ignoring the Threat of Radical Islam

The following is a guest piece by our good friend, fellow blogger Eric Dondero, who writes over at Libertarian Republican.

Foreign Policy analysts Dr. Clifford May opines over at National Review: "The War Against the Christians
The most important story not being told" Jan. 13:
He writes:
Imagine if Muslims in Europe were being arrested for nothing more than peacefully practicing their religion. Imagine if Muslims in South America were being sentenced to death for “insulting” Jesus. Imagine if mosques were being bombed and burned by terrorists in a growing list of Christian-majority countries.
Now here’s what you don’t need to imagine because it is all too real: In recent days, Christian churches have been bombed in Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, and the Philippines. In Indonesia a mob of 1,000 Muslims burned down two Christian churches because, according to one commentator, local Islamic authorities determined there were “too many faithful and too many prayers.” In Iran, scores of Christians have been arrested. In Pakistan, a Christian woman received the death penalty for the “crime” of insulting Islam; the governor of Punjab promised to pardon her — and was then assassinated for the “crime” of blasphemy.
I could provide dozens more examples of the persecution and, in many cases, “cleansing” of Christians in what we have come to call the Muslim world...
Radical Islam presents the absolute Greatest Threat to Liberty in our Lifetimes
LibertarianRepublican.net in which I serve as Editor, is one political website that has been telling the story. Within the last week alone, LR has run stories on:
Labour MP: Pakistanis raping British Girls rampant in UK
Police in Britain too "frightened" of PC to arrest Pakistani men raping British Girls
Muslim police officer guns down 6 Christians on Egyptian Train - Female victims not wearing Burqas
South Sudan votes for Independence like our own fight for Independence in 1776
Islamist attackers hack to death 13 Christians in Nigeria
Radical Muslim conquest of Somalia near complete
Cato jumped on the demise of the Soviet Union, but refuses to promote Liberty in the Middle East
Clifford May is correct in questioning the liberal media, and there serious lack of coverage of these vastly important stories. But he misses the libertarian media.

Where's Reason on the rise of Islamo-Fascism? Where's the Cato Institute and their daily blog? The Libertarian Party? Influential libertarian pundit sites like The Agitator, Liberty Papers, The Daily Libertarian, Nolan Chart?

Of course, numerous other left-leaning libertarian sites completely avoid the subject for obvious reasons; sites like AntiWar.com, LewRockwell.com, and many of the Ron Paul sites. To talk of the threat of Radical Islam, would bring up the uncomfortable subject of what to do about it, for these hardline non-interventionist/isolationists.

But Cato, Reason? Why are they taking a head-in-the sand approach on Islamo-Fascism? They proclaim to be consistently Pro-Liberty, but how can we have liberty if Sharia Law is being shoved down our throats?
And Cato has no leg to stand on in this regard. For, in the early 1990s, they sent an entire delegation of free market economists and policy analysts to the former Soviet Union to promote freedom-oriented policies, at considerable expense. Why aren't they doing the same now in the Muslim world, sending libertarian scholars and policy analysists over the Middle East to promote Ayn Rand, Hayek, and other free marketeers?

LibertarianRepublican.net is virtually the only libertarian website giving coverage to the threat of Radical Islam. In fairness, Reason touches on the subject once in a great while, when it overlaps with free speech concerns such as the Danish cartoonist and South Park controversies. But that's it.

Yes Clifford May, the liberal media is purposely avoiding coverage of Radical Muslim violence against Christians. But the libertarian media is just as absent. It just doesn't fit the template.

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Reince Priebus elected RNC Chairman.

Reince Priebus was just elected Republican National Committee Chairman.

Even though it took to the seventh ballot, Priebus led every round of voting.

Steele Drops out of RNC Race

Michael Steele, whose mismanagement and ridiculous statements almost cost Republicans dearly this last election cycle, has dropped out of the RNC Chairmanship race.  Hopefully now we can get someone who can unite the Republican party and (almost as important) is competent.
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Live Blog - 2011 RNC Chairmanship Election.

NOTE: Candidate must receive absolute majority (85) to win.

The 2011 Republican National Committee Winter Meeting is under way!

I will be live blogging the RNC Chairmanship election throughout the day.

(12:28 PM)

The declared candidates for Chairman:

Michael Steele of Maryland.
Saul Anuzis of Michigan.
Maria Cino of New York.
Reince Priebus of Wisconsin.
Ann Wager of Missouri.

(12:30 PM)

Nominations should begin in fifteen minutes; actual voting in seventy-five.

(12:50 PM)

Ann Wagner has been Nominated by National Committeeman John Ryder.

(12:55 pm)

Reince Priebus has been Nominated by National Committeeman Steve King.

(1:00 PM)

Michael Steele has been Nominated by National Committeewoman Miriam Hellreich.

(1:05 PM)

Maria Cino has been Nominated by Ohio Republican Chairman Kevin DeWine.

(1:10 PM)

Saul Anuzis has been Nominated by National Committeeman Morton Blackwell.

(1:20 PM)

The 2011 RNC Chairmanship Election is beginning - Members are now voting.

(1:30 PM)

The first round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(1:39 PM)

First balloting predictions (first-last): Priebus, Steele, Aruzis, Cino, Wagner.


(1:45 PM)

First ballot results are in:

Priebus - 45
Steele - 44
Cino - 32
Anuzis - 24
Wagner - 23

(1:47 PM)

The RNC is now in recess for twenty minutes.

(1:49 PM)

The second round of balloting will begin in twenty minutes. Stay tuned.

(2:01 PM)

The 2009 RNC Chairmanship election went six ballots. How long will this one go?

(2:08 PM)

The second round of balloting has begun - Members are now voting again.

(2:18 PM)

The second round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(2:27 PM)

Second ballot results are in:

Priebus - 52 (+7)
Steele - 37 (-5)
Cino - 30 (-2)
Wagner - 27 (+4)
Anuzis - 22 (-1)

(2:28 PM)

The RNC is now in recess for twenty minutes.

(2:30 PM)

The third round of balloting will begin in twenty minutes. Stay tuned.

(2:35 PM)

Time for Chairman Michael Steele to exit the RNC Chairmanship election.

(2:49 PM)

The third round of balloting has begun - Members are now voting again.

(3:00 PM)

The third round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(3:08 PM)

Third ballot results are in:

Priebus - 54 (+2)
Steele - 33 (-4)
Wagner - 32 (+5)
Cino - 28 (-2)
Anuzis -21 (-1)

(3:11 PM)

The RNC is in recess for ten minutes.

(3:13 PM)

The fourth round of balloting will begin shortly. Stay tuned.

(3:14 PM)

Someone is bound to exit the race. They're stalled between five candidates.

(3:22 PM)

The fourth round of balloting has begun - Members are now voting again.

(3:24 PM)

All five original candidates are still on the ballot. Can you believe this?

(3:31 PM)

The fourth round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(3:40 PM)

Fourth ballot results are in:

Priebus - 58 (4+)
Cino - 29 (+1)
Steele - 28 (-5)
Wagner - 28 (-4)
Anuzis - 24 (+3)
Write-In - 1

(3:42 PM)

The RNC is in recess for ten minutes.

(3:45 PM)

The fifth round of balloting will begin shortly. Stay tuned.

(3:48 PM)

Will anyone leave the race? The RNC is in a stalemate.

(3:50 PM)

Michael Steele is remaining in the race. Priebus leads with 58.

(3:52 PM)

Michael Steele leaves 2011 RNC Chairmanship election.

(3:55 PM)

Michael Steele endorses Maria Cino and asks his 28 supporters to follow.

(3:58 PM)

The fifth round of balloting has begun - Members are now voting again.

(4:00 PM)

They are four candidates remaining: Anuzis, Cino, Priebus and Wagner.

(4:07 PM)

The fifth round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(4:18 PM)

Fifth ballot results are in:

Priebus - 67 (+9)
Cino - 40 (+11)
Anuzis - 32 (+8)
Wagner - 28 (0)
Write-In - 1 (0)

(4:20 PM)

Cino gained 11 votes; Priebus gained 9 votes; Anuzis gained 8 votes.

(4:21 PM)

The RNC is in recess for ten minutes.

(4:23 PM)

The sixth round of balloting will begin shortly. Stay tuned.

(4:25 PM)

Priebus needs 18 votes to win - I don't think he can get it.

(4:30 PM)

The sixth round of balloting has begun - Members are now voting.

(4:40 PM)

The sixth round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(4:48 PM)

Sixth ballot results are in:

Priebus - 80 (+13)
Anuzis - 37 (+5)
Cino - 34 (-6)
Wagner- 17 (-11)

(4:50 PM)

Reince Priebus needs five more votes to claim victory.

(4:52 PM)

The RNC is in recess for ten minutes.

(4:53 PM)

The seventh round of balloting will being shortly.

(4:55 PM)

Saul Anuzis needs 48 votes to win - near impossible.

(4:58 PM)

Ann Wagner leaves 2011 RNC Chairmanship election.

(5:01 PM)

The seventh round of balloting has begun - Members are now voting.

(5:02 PM)

There are three candidates remaining: Anuzis, Cino and Priebus.

(5:11 PM)

The seventh round of balloting is complete; results to be announced soon.

(5:12 PM)

This could be it. We'll know within a couple of minutes.

(5:19 PM)

Seventh ballot results are in:

Priebus - 97
Anuzis -43
Cino - 28

(5:22 PM)

Reince Priebus elected Republican National Committee Chairman.

Saul Anuzis for RNC Chair.


As National Republicans head into this morning's bi-annual Chairmanship election, we can all agree on one thing: Michael Steele, our current Chairman, must be replaced today. His gaffes (abortion, Afghanistan, southern strategy) insulted core constituencies, and his horrible fiscal management skills (record low contributions; record high debt) has cost the RNC millions of dollars.

But as to who we support? That has divided Republicans sharply.

Maria Cino is a former Bush Administration official who worked in both the Commerce and Transportation departments. She is also a former Deputy RNC Chairman who has worked closely with pro-abortion Republican organizations in the past. She has the support of Boehner and Cheney.

Ann Wagner served as Missouri's Republican Chairman for six years, as Co-chair of the RNC for four years, and as Ambassador to Luxembourg for another four years. She recently served as Chairman of then-Congressman Roy Blunt's very successful campaign for Senate in the election to replace Kit Bond. She has received the support of few RNC members.

Reince Priebus is the youngest Wisconsin Republican Chairman in history. He lost in his only campaign for elected office (Wisconsin State Senate), even though he outspent his Democrat opponent by a two-to-one margin, and until recently was a very strong ally of Chairman Michael Steele. He's supported by former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour

Saul Anuzis is the former two-term Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, and was the youngest delegate to the Republican National Convention when Ronald Reagan received the Nomination in 1980. He's the proud son of Lithuanian immigrants, a successful businessman, and technologically savvy. He is supported by seven State Republican Chairman.

Not hard to guess who I support.

Saul Anuzis is a dedicated Conservative who understands the American dream better than all his opponents combined. He will lead the RNC to success in 2011 and 2012 by righting the financial ship, and by leading the RNC to a brave new technology-inspired political world, hopefully on the RNC's horrid website first and foremost.

To the 168 RNC Committee members: Vote Saul Anuzis for Chair.

Dire Straits song banned in Canada for anti-gay slur

In 1985 this song was an international hit. I was 12 years old then and remember it well. In 1985 this song was everywhere, including MTV. In fact is was "Money for Nothing" that launched the network. It is great song with one hell of a guitar riff that has now been banned by our neighbors to the north.

From the Washington Times:
The Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" was ruled by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council to be "extremely offensive" and thus inappropriate for airing on radio or television because it uses an anti-gay slur.

The decision against St. John's radio station CHOZ-FM in Newfoundland was released Wednesday. In it, the panel ruled that the word "faggot" "contravened the Human Rights Clauses" and its ethics code and is "no longer" permitted "even if entirely or marginally acceptable in earlier days."
What will be next, the censoring of Huckleberry Finn?

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Check Out the New York Young Republicans

As a member of the Young Republicans and the State of New York, I feel that I should let our faithful readers know about the NYYR.  So check these guys out:

And the new logo of the Schoharie Young Republicans:

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Charity Fires Director for Facebook Posts About Arizona Shooting

If you founded a charity that clothes disadvantaged children, you should be considered a hero.  If you write on Facebook about the Arizona shooting, so long as you do not support the shooting, you do not deserve to be fired.  Well, Coats for Kids disagrees.

Glen Busch and his wife founded the organization's Chicago chapter, which has clothed thousands of children since 2005.  On Saturday he wrote on his Facebook profile about the shooting:

"This was not a political thing, it was a psychotic thing.  This kid was nuts!  Now lets (sic) drop the ink wars and pray for the families.  Maybe apologize in public just like your accusations as well?  I'm just saying."

He then wrote:

"OK in the spirit of open discussion.  Now that we know that this kid was an extreme socialist and democrat, does that change some of the opinions?  Guys, look, this is not political, he's just crazy."

The next day his boss, Paul Darby, called Busch a "radical," and fired him:

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Hutchinson Won't Run for Re-Election

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, after losing her primary bid for governor last year, has announced that she won't run for re-election next year.
"I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election in 2012," she wrote to supporters. "That should give the people of Texas ample time to consider who my successor will be."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sparks of Economic Life are Emerging.....In New Jersey

An amazing dichotomy is setting itself up and will be on full display in the years leading up to the 2012 elections. On the one hand there is Illinois and California. On the other is New Jersey. The proverbial armpit of NYC? Sorry to all my Jersey friends, the inferiority complex is unfairly deserved.

It seems, in an attempt to settle a $13 billion budget deficit the Illinois state legislature and governor have opted to solve the problem by increasing personal income tax by a whopping 67%, from 3% to 5%, and increasing the corporate income tax from 7.3% to 9.7%.

I fail to see how raising taxes in a time of economic turmoil makes any sense, but of course, living in upstate New York I am used to paying obscenely high personal income tax. Did you know that New York's personal income tax is higher, even after the Illinois tax increase, in all but the bottom 2 tax brackets. Even more pathetic, if you make less than $8,000, you are removed from 4% of your pay. As far as I'm concerned, Illinois has had it easy.

How New York State income tax rates are structured
The tax table below will show in detail the New York state income tax rates by income tax bracket(s). There are 5 income tax brackets for New York.
If your income range is between $0 and $8,000, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 4%.
If your income range is between $8,001 and $11,000, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 4.5%.
If your income range is between $11,001 and $13,000, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 5.25%.
If your income range is between $13,001 and $20,000, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is 5.9%.
If your income range is $20,001 and over, your tax rate on every dollar of income earned is6.85%.
Income tax brackets data last updated March 3rd, 2009.
A little over a year ago Chris Christie was elected governor of New Jersey. In that time he has balanced the budget, cut the unemployment rate by 8 tenths of a percentage point, cut taxes, and cleared the streets of snow by 6 am.

In the great melting pot full of 50 different experiments at once, we will soon witness a head to head study in economic policy. This is a battle, (can I still say that), conservatives win every time. I can only hope that Governor Cuomo and his rhetoric makes him more like Christie and less like Quinn.

Since I can't seem to embed it, you can and should see the video, here.

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Obama Delivers Greatest Speech of His Presidency

There are speeches and there are speeches.  We're a conservative website, but I must recognize the speech President Obama finished delivering just seconds ago.  It was a masterful speech.  It was, by far, the greatest speech he has ever given.  President Obama rose above politics tonight.

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Video: Palin Responds to Tragedy in Arizona, Critics

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A Media Guide For the Journalistically Challenged....

More brilliance from Michael Ramirez......

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Facebook Group "I hate it when I wake up and Sarah Palin is still alive" Breaks 2,000 Members

Remember, liberals are the ones with common sense.  Remember, it is all conservatives' fault that there is anger in the United States.  Remember, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck caused a madman like Loughner to go on a rampage.

I'm tired of liberal hypocrisy and here's just another example of their hate-mongering.  For example, the new Facebook group "I hate it when I wake up and Sarah Palin is still alive" calls for the death of Sarah Palin.  And don't believe the BS that it is just one crazed liberal or two nuts lefties.  This group, as of this moment, has exactly 2,139 "likes:"
That's over 2,000 people that actually searched for and gave a  thumbs up to a group calling for the death of Sarah Palin.  And before Facebook takes this disgusting group down (and liberals say it was some sort of right-wing hoax) let me take some screenshots:
And the founder of the group constantly telling people to F themselves:
Remember, liberals are civil!

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Biden Bombshell on Afghanistan War.

Vice-President Joe Biden is not the kind of leader you send to a war zone.

He advocated a horrid plan to split Iraq into three separate nation's when the war briefly turned against the United States in 2006, and he opposed the successful surge that established the Iraq of today: peaceful, prosperous, and united. Then again, perhaps he was only posturing for the '08 Democrat Primaries?


Vice-President Joe Biden opposed the ongoing surge in Afghanistan, and he had a blowout with Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, before the Obama Administration even had control of our government. In fact, Biden has been on the wrong side of wars in the Middle East for two decades now: he voted against authorizing the use of force against Saddam during Desert Storm.

So you would think Vice-President Biden's recent trip to Afghanistan was more of the same from old Joe, right? Amazingly, no. If Vice-President Biden was sincere in his comments to Karzai, our current 2014 deadline to leave Afghanistan was just essentially blown up, and Joe Biden actually pulled the trigger.

Biden actually said "we're not leaving if you don't want us to leave" to Karzai. This is significant news on the Afghanistan War, considering the Obama administration has consistently pushed for a withdrawal deadline. Perhaps on-the-job training for the 44th President has taught him a thing or two about governing.

And how to alienate your Vice-President on foreign policy matters. Old Joe probably enjoyed his talk with President Karzai, and his pledge that "we're not leaving if you don't want us to leave", but I doubt it will change his thrice-proven wrong mind. Somewhere in Wyoming, a former Vice-President is smiling today.

What say you?

Huckabee leads in Iowa.

Via Public Policy Polling.

Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas, has one thing going for him if he does decide to run for the GOP Nomination again next year: Iowa will back him just as strongly as they did in 2008. This comes one week after a poll out of New Hampshire showed Mitt Romney leading the GOP field with relative ease.

Huckabee leads the way with 30%*, while Romney (18%), Palin (15%), and Gingrich (13%) round out the front runners. Ron Paul leads the second-tier candidates with 6%; while Pawlenty (4%), Thune (3%) and Daniels (1%) are struggling to find name recognition and active support in the first Caucus.

With Iowa trending to Huckabee, and New Hampshire to Romney - the voters of South Carolina, not just Republicans since SC primary elections are open to all registered voters, could very well choose the next Republican Nominee for President, and perhaps the next President of the United States in late January, 2012.

Any thoughts?

* - Huckabee won Iowa with 34% in 2008; Romney placed second with 25%.

42% of Democrats think Shootings 'Politically Motivated'

Even as more evidence mounts that Arizona shooter Jared Loughner was likely influenced most not by his politics (left-wing as they are) but his psycosis, the narrative is not fitting with all Americans. Loughner's insanity appears to be more and more clear as the days go on-- weird statements, drug habits, and outbursts in class.

He was a 9/11 Truther and opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a political independent. Yet for some reasons all of these antithetical items seem to just make people want to blame Sarah Palin all the more. Furthermore, his hatred of Congresswoman Giffords started before the Tea Party or Palin's national career.

Still, in a CBS poll, it appears that some still want to blame politics, and it would appear that the prime target remains the Tea Party. Even MSNBC said that there was no link to the movement... "yet" in their broadcast. However, many Democrats still see Loughner as a product of the Tea Party.

Democrats were more evenly divide - 49 percent said they saw no link between the shooting and the rhetoric, while 42 percent said they did see a tie. Among independents polled, 56 percent said they saw no connection and 33 percent said they did see one.
Just another disgusting politiziation of the horrific shootings on Saturday. Still without a shred of evidence. I don't expect to hear an apology from Paul Krugman anytime soon.

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Auburn Defeats Oregon

 Auburn has defeated Oregon 22-19 in the BCS Bowl. Just as Joe C. predicted.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Dupnik Press Conference

Here is Sheriff Dupnik on the Tucson shootings blaming the right wing:

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Video: Who Wants to Hear Alan Grayson Talk About Loughner?

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Americans turn against Afghanistan War.

Headline of the Month:

60% of Americans now say the War in Afghanistan has not been worth the fighting, according to a new poll sponsored by ABC News and the Washington Post. This represents the strongest U.S. opposition to the decade old war since it was launched a few weeks after the September eleventh terrorist attacks.

Do the American people really believe our mission in Afghanistan hasn't been worth the blood, or money? Because if they do believe such nonsense, then they are undeserving of our Military that has fought, and continues to fight for all of our protection, safety, and freedom from Jihadist foes, who given the chance, would kill all of us.

These poll results come at the worst possible time ever.

Our soldiers are pushing deeper and deeper into Southern Afghanistan, our mission is sowing the seeds of success, our M1A1 Abrams Tank is entering the war next year in the Helmand Province and our allies in Afghanistan are encouraged by NATO's 2014 deadline, which has eased the near constant worry that we leave without victory.

NOW: Conservatives "Equal" to Loughner, Blames Right for Violence

Jared Loughner is a disgusting person.  He murdered six people in cold blood, including a little girl and a federal judge.  He shot a member of Congress in the head, before continuing to wildly shoot into a crowd of innocent people.  He must be condemned and rejected.

The National Organization for Women (NOW for short) has a different approach.  Instead of condemning Loughner outright, they are using his senseless acts as political hay, equating conservatives to his hateful rampage and blaming the deaths of innocent people on figures like Sarah Palin.

The very same day that Loughner unleashed a barrage of bullets into a crowd, before it was even known who even committed this atrocity, NOW decided to blame the right for these crimes.  Quickly releasing a statement, NOW President Terry O'Neill released the statement below (emphasis mine):
NOW condemns the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that stole six lives and seriously injured 12 today. We condemn, equally, the culture of hate and violence increasingly reflected in extreme right-wing opponents of those who support progressive solutions to our country's challenges.
Rep. Giffords, whose office was vandalized after she voted for the federal health care reform law last year, was also named on Sarah Palin's "Targeted" list. Giffords (who has been consistently endorsed by NOW's PAC) herself understood the not-so-well veiled threat, stating "the thing is that the way she [Palin] has it depicted, we're in the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they've got to realize that there are consequences to that action."
The pious condemnations we are now hearing by right-wing leaders are of little comfort if not accompanied by concrete action. Conservatives cannot have it both ways, screaming sexist, racist and homophobic slurs at legislators as they vote for health care reform, putting legislators on a violence-inciting "Targets" list, and then simply saying how sorry they are when someone explodes into murder.
In November 2009, as Democratic women spoke on the House floor about how the Affordable Care Act would benefit women, Republican Congressmen shouted them down. Led by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who repeatedly yelled "I object. I object. I object. I object. I object," as Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) tried to talk, they carried on this attack for half an hour.
In March 2010, Tea Party supporters screamed a racial epithet at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as he walked toward Congress from a health care reform meeting. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) was walking with Lewis and confirmed the protesters were yelling "Kill the bill, kill the bill," when they used the racial epithet. One man spit on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) as he walked to the Capitol. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was taunted with anti-gay epithets as he left the same meeting in a House office building.
We call on Republican leaders to do more than disavow hatred, hostility and violence-laden speech as a political tool. We also call upon the Justice Department to investigate -- to the fullest extent of federal anti-terrorist legislation -- reports that this mass murder, which included the killing of a federal judge and the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, was part of a conspiracy.
NOW offers our sincere condolences to the families of those who were slain, and we hope that all those who were injured will soon recover. Our thoughts are with all those involved in this horrible tragedy.
There are two things that are utterly disgusting with the statement above.  The first is that much of it is simply untrue, exaggerated, or things that Democrats do as well.  The second, and most disgusting, is that NOW is using a tragedy to push forward its agenda.

Before the bodies of the murders lay cold in the ground, Terry O'Neill was salivating over blaming conservatives for this tragedy.  She is disgusting and her actions must be condemned.

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BCS Championship Game Pick

The winner of the BCS National Championship game tonight will be Auburn, a 38-28 winner over the Oregon Ducks. Auburn will stop Oregon's vaunted rushing attack, while Cam Newton will be hot enough to lead the Tigers to victory.

Out of Chaos, Heroes Arose

On Saturday, a madman named Jared Loughner murdered six innocent people, shot a Congresswoman in the head, and injured a total of 20 people.  In the aftermath, much has been spewed across both aisles.  Angry pointing fingers blaming Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, or Barack Obama has gone on, mostly in the absence of facts.  There are even those who call for the death of Mrs. Palin, for what reason I am not sure.

But out of all of the chaos that Saturday morning, heroes arose who saved the lives of dozens of people.  These people seem to have been forgotten with all the vitriol that has been thrown about.  I'd just like to take a few moments and recognize the people who acted when they had to.  These people acted despite political beliefs.  They acted because they cared, not because they were liberals or conservatives.  These people are heroes.

Daniel Hernandez- 20-year-old Daniel Hernandez, an intern, is the man who most likely saved Representative Gabrielle Giffords's life.  Knowing the basics of medicine and treatment, Hernandez tilted Giffords's head back, preventing her from drowning on her own blood.  In the meantime, he applied pressure and clean cloths to Giffords's wound in able to prevent further damage.
Patricia Maisch- Patricia Maisch, a 61-year-old woman, ran up to Loughner as he attempted to reload his gun, which he had emptied into the crowd.  Putting her life in danger, she grabbed the magazine Loughner was trying to put in his gun, likely saving a dozen lives.

Roger Sulzgeber and Joseph Zimudie-  These heroes tackled Loughner as he attempted to continue his rampage.  Putting their lives on the line in order to save others, Sulzgeber and Zimudie's actions likely saved dozens of people.

These people are all heroes.  With the vitriol being thrown, we should stop and recognize those who saved instead of killed.  Unfortunately, this article doesn't have a catchy headline or a new "scoop," so it is unlikely to be read and taken into account.

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Crazed Liberals: Palin Must be "Assassinated"

Continuing the craziness that has been on full display for two days now, insane liberals are now calling for the "assassination" of former VP candidate Sarah Palin.  As soon as the assassin Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, liberals have been desperate to link Loughner to Palin for no apparent reason.

Apparently liberals believe "evidence" and "common sense" be damned; not only do they not have evidence to link Loughner to Palin, but now crazed liberals are calling for the "assassination" on the former governor of Alaska.  Why?  I'm not sure, but liberals are angry and vengeful.

Once again this isn't an isolated incident, but many liberals are going nuts just to scream for the death of Sarah Palin.  Like this one on SodaHead:
Or this one from Reddit:

Or this disgusting post on Skeptical Eye, in which the author tells people to kill Palin:
And here are others Pundit Press discovered yesterday:
In fact, insane liberals created a "kill Sarah Palin" webpage on Facebook.  Luckily, it was pulled down.  Do these insane liberals understand the consequences of their actions and words?  Apparently not, or they wouldn't do it.

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Jared Loughner Mugshot

Here is the mugshot of the attempted assassin, Jared Lee Loughner.  Warning, incredibly creepy:

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Confirmed: Loughner a 9/11 Truther

As more information is coming out about the Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, it becomes more and more clear that he is mentally disturbed. His friends describe him as a "liberal" and was pushing for George W. Bush to lose the 2004 presidential election. He was a "pothead" and hated the Christian faith. He also liked bands that had anti-American messages.

As more investigation focuses on Loughner and his family, it appears that he is more insane than previously believed. For one, he is a 9/11 Truther, believing that the US government, led by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, carried out the September 11th atrocities:

He believed the U.S. government was behind 9/11, and worried that governments were maneuvering to create a unified monetary system ("a New World Order currency" one friend said) so that elites and bureaucrats could control the rest of the world.
Loughner is also known for being increasingly aggressive towards others-- searching for "chaos."

An ardent atheist, he began to characterize people as sheep whose free will was being sapped by the government and the monotony of modern life.
"He didn't want people to wake up and do the same thing every day. He wanted more chaos, he wanted less regularity," one friend said.
Even those who just knew Jared Loughner through class and not further social contact pegged him as a nut:

"My very first impression was that he was unstable, mentally and emotionally. He frightened me," she said. "His behavior was just so inexplicable. He had outbursts that were completely nonsensical. His behavior was angry and aggressive and something about him just frightened me."
Loughner appears to be a nihilistic young person influenced by constant beratement about how American society and the Bush Administration was illegal and evil. He took these flights of fancy to the extreme-- hating the system and his Congresswoman. He seemed to take the counter-culture to its insane conclusion, choosing violence instead of reasonable discourse.

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Loughner Court Appearance

Reports are emerging that suspected shooter Jared Loughtner is refusing to cooperate with authorities while in custody. This comes despite his apparent penchant for letting others hear his insane ramblings., But in this case he appears to be keeping silent. He is due in court right now:

Jared Loughner, described by law enforcement officials and associates as a social outcast with wild beliefs steeped in paranoia and deep distrust of government, was due to make his first court appearance Monday at 4 p.m. ET.

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Delay Sentenced to 3 Years

Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay was sentenced to three years in prison today for money laundering.

From Fox:

AUSTIN, Texas -- A judge has ordered U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives.
The former Houston-area congressman had faced up to life in prison. His attorneys asked for probation.
Senior Judge Pat Priest issued his ruling after a brief sentencing hearing on Monday in which former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert testified on DeLay's behalf.
Priest declined to hear testimony from the state's only witness.

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Huckabee Leads in IA Polling

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is reportedly leading in early polling of the GOP field in Iowa. The polling is according to a Republican pollster, Neighborhood Research. Huckabee won the 2008 caucuses with 34% of the vote as compared to 25% for Mitt Romney.

Huckabee: 24%
Romney: 19%

Palin: 11%
Gingrich: 9%

So how does this change the 2012 landscape? Huckabee was the favorite in Iowa, at least if you take 2008 in perspective. Of course, Palin's numbers appear weaker than would be expected.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Insane Liberals: "CAN SOMEONE PLZ KILL SARAH PALIN" for Arizona Shooting

With five bodies barely cold in Arizona after a madman went on a killing rampage yesterday, hateful liberals are screaming for the death of Sarah Palin.  Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate in 2008, has been in the limelight since her rise to nation-wide fame.  Angry liberals are now blaming her for assassin Jared Loughner's rampage yesterday, and some are even calling for her death.

And no, there was not just one insane person on one insane website, but many cases of wackos calling for the death of Sarah Palin.  Like this one from a commenter on TMZ:
Or this one from liberalforum.org:
Or this one from the incredibly disturbing website Wetworx in an article entitled (with language cleaned up) "HOLY S**T CAN SOMEONE PLZ KILL SARAH PALIN:"

Or this one from Yahoo! Answers:
And then there are morons that think it is hilarious to joke about Palin being killed:

The list goes on and the threats go on.  These are simply disgusting and need to stop.

Update: And a reader brought this disgusting Facebook group to my attention: Sarah Palin should die, which has just been taken down.

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Assassin Jared Loughner Charged with 5 Counts of Murder

Jared Lee Loughner, who murdered five people yesterday and attempted to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was charged today with five counts of murder.  He will appear in court tomorrow, January 10.

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Friend of Loughner Confirms: He is a Liberal

I'm sure that no one is surprised by this, but the attempted assassin of Rep. Giffords of Arizona is a liberal.  Not only is there circumstantial evidence that Jared Loughner a leftist, but friends of his are now saying that he is nothing short of a "liberal" who was "obsessed with the 2012 prophecy."

Caitie Parker, a woman who went to high school and knew Loughner during college, confirmed that his politics were left wing:
She further wrote that liberal and that he wanted to change the way "the world was run:"
She then posted images of Loughner and her from her high school year book, confirming that they went to the same school at the same time:
And Loughner:
Here is a more recent photo confirmed to be Loughner:
On top of this new, irrefutable evidence, there was also a large amount of circumstantial evidence that pointed to Loughner's liberalism.  In rantings on the conspiracy theory website Above Top Secret, Loughner constantly showed his contempt for Christianity.  Further, on Loughner listed the Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books on MySpace.

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Assassin Loughner a Member of Conspiracy Site "Above Top Secret," Posts Show Hate for Christianity

As information about the assassin Jared Lee Loughner slowly comes out, new facts are slowly trickling in.  One of the newest is that he was a member of the conspiracy website Above Top Secret, whose website's motto is "deny ignorance."

Under the username of "Erad3," a simple rearrangement of his first name, Loughner wrote perplexing and, quite frankly, insane posts several times on the website.  Under his "More Stuff You Should Know" section, he wrote, "Eating a Chicken Pot Pie in a voting booth with the option for a Spanish vote!"

Other topics include a post entitled, "Why is the year infinite in the date," in which Loughner said, in response to "what day is today:" "Today is July 7th 2010620106548435784657841510159543248418954982010654843578465784151015954324841895..."In actuality, the number he wrote was over 900 characters long.

Loughner also rambled on about "infinite currency," which he also posted about on his YouTube page.  In response to Loughner's ramblings, other members wrote that they were "struggling to see the point of [his] topic" and that they weren't sure what he was talking about.

Interestingly, out of all of Loughner's ramblings, one thing becomes crystal clear:  his hatred for Christianity.  Under his username, the assassin constantly bashed the religion; in a topic entitled, "Why does God allow the existance of people who go to hell," Loughner wrote, "God couldn't be a possible! It's being argued with unknown authors for dispute."

In other posts, Loughner's hatred for Christianity becomes even more clear.  In a topic entitled, "108 Year Old Rabbi Predicts Arrival of Messiah," Loughner wrote:
If Christianity philosophy is non-fiction writing then there's a author for the literature 
There's no author for the literature. 
Therefore, Christianity philosophy is not non-fiction writing. 
Crap on anyone who is believing Christianity without evidence of a writer!
In another topic, he wrote this rambling response:
Are you going to tell every poster that its possibly to meet the writer in this current age? 
There are far many books that are easy to remember then the books of the bible.
What if Plato and the other writers of the bible chilled for ten minutes talking about chicken? 
What a sad attempt to know who wrote any of the bible and the story's not in them. 
Very sad and pathetic attempt for something to talk about!
Two things are becoming very clear as the world learns more about this assassin: he is insane and he hate Christianity.

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We Were All Attacked Yesterday.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was not the only one attacked yesterday morning in Arizona, the United States of America was. Speaker John Boehner said it perfectly yesterday afternoon when news reports indicated the Tucson-area Representative was still alive, despite previously erroneous reports to the contrary, "an attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve".

The obviously demented murderer didn't just wake up and decide to execute whoever he found at the local supermarket - he planned it. This coward shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in the head, first, and then proceeded to kill and wound eighteen other innocent individuals in a matter of seconds, one of which was a little nine-year old girl who was only interested in government.

This was an attack on all of us.

When someone attempts to murder a sitting member of Congress, regardless of which chamber, they are taking a shot at our entire Constitutional and Political foundations. They are also taking a shot at our long held principle that we are a Nation of laws, and not of men.

And as a Nation united in our laws, and our pursuit of Justice - we must all take great offense at this deliberate assault upon one of our citizens who forsook the leisure of private cares, circumstances, and comforts, for the apparent risks of public service. Whatever your political ideology or beliefs, we're all Americans in this time of national mourning.

Congress must convene tomorrow morning and immediately pass legislation authorizing every member of the House, and Senate to hire a personal armed guard for their own security back in their home congressional districts across the nation. The $35 million in budget cuts from last week should be used. Our Representatives should never again be left open and vulnerable to any assault or assassination attempt.

We either live together, or we die together!

I have been critical in the past regarding the silence of moderate islam regarding the radicals in their midst, but this gives one hope.

Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside.

From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had offered their bodies as “human shields” for last night’s mass, making a pledge to collectively fight the threat of Islamic militants and towards an Egypt free from sectarian strife.

Among those shields were movie stars Adel Imam and Yousra, popular Muslim televangelist and preacher Amr Khaled, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, and thousands of citizens who have said they consider the attack one on Egypt as a whole.

“This is not about us and them,” said Dalia Mustafa, a student who attended mass at Virgin Mary Church on Maraashly Street. “We are one. This was an attack on Egypt as a whole, and I am standing with the Copts because the only way things will change in this country is if we come together.”

In the days following the brutal attack on Saints Church in Alexandria, which left 21 dead on New Year’ eve, solidarity between Muslims and Copts has seen an unprecedented peak. Millions of Egyptians changed their Facebook profile pictures to the image of a cross within a crescent – the symbol of an “Egypt for All”. Around the city, banners went up calling for unity, and depicting mosques and churches, crosses and crescents, together as one.

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