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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Breivik to Face Norway's Maximum Jail Sentence: 21 Years

Anders Behring Breivik, the disgusting piece of garbage that murdered at least 92 people yesterday, will be facing the maximum jail sentence that Norway permits: 21 years:
The person suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks in Norway will be charged for terrorist activity, while the maximum prison sentence in Norway is 21 years, Norway police said Saturday.

Over ninety people have been killed in the two attacks since Friday.

Police have confirmed that arrested 32-year-old Norwegian, Anders Behring Breivik, was involved both in the explosion in Oslo, and in a shooting at a youth summer camp on Utoya Island.

Police did not link the tragedy to any international terrorist organisations but said the suspect was connected with right-wing extremism.

Norway's national TV channel NRK said the police believed there were at least two gunmen disguised as policemen who attacked the camp.

'Young people with whom NRC reporters talked on Friday, night said there were two criminals, rather than one, as expected.'
The insane Breivik
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July 23, 2011: Allison Krauss Turns 40

Allison Krauss, and Union Station, effectively reintroduced me to country music, specifically bluegrass and as a result my whole perspective on music in general. If you haven't had the opportunity to avail yourself of her remarkable talents you are truly missing out.

I was lucky enough to see her and her band Union Station in concert a few years ago. Now I am in no way a concert connoisseur, but it was one of the best shows I have had the distinct pleasure to be a part of. Reviewing one of her show in 1999, Ben Ratliff, who was clearly impressed, remarked.

“[T]hey turn their attention to one another and achieve something as close to perfection as can be found in popular music: a fully integrated sound in which the musicians, fully at ease, melt their projections together so that it’s hard to tell who’s playing what.”
So in celebration to of a special birthday I will share a few of my favorites....







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Anders Breivik YouTube Video

The disgusting murderer Anders Breivik posted this video the day of his homicidal rampage:


I hope he enjoys YouTube in Hell.

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The Debt Crisis and President Obama

"When (President Obama) speaks on the debt negotiations, he is not only extremely boring, with airy and bromidic language—really they are soul-killing, his talking points—but he never seems to be playing it straight. He always seems to be finagling, playing the angles in some higher game that only he gets. In two and a half years he has reached the point that took George W. Bush five years to reach: People aren't listening anymore. ...... He's like a walking headache. He's probably triggering Michele Bachmann's migraines”. Peggy Noonan

The debt crisis deepens, as talks between the President and the House Speaker have broken off. Is this really a crisis, or it simply political brinksmanship? Probably both.

In an overly simplified way, most Republicans want to see deep spending cuts coupled with raising the debt limit, and they want this without any increase in taxes. Most Democrats want to solve the deficit/debt problem by increasing revenue ( increased taxes) without deep cuts to cherished programs. The retooling of expensive entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security are part of the conversation.

Compromise, or some combination of the above, is immediately met with angry opposition from each party’s base. The old days of enforcing party discipline (think Lyndon Johnson) do not fit Speaker Boehner’s style. And as Peggy Noonan makes clear, the Presidents narcissistic need to be front and center is only making things worse.

The “gang of six”, a group of three responsible liberal Democrats and three responsible conservative Republicans have worked on a compromise deal for several months. It has been called “flawed”, but it will not be possible to get some kind of deal that is not so labeled. The greatest virtue of the plan is that it bypasses ideological differences, and removes class-warfare resentment

So where are we today?

The President insists on tax increases; this difference over tax revenue has resulted in the breakdown in negotiations, in which Speaker Boehner broke off talks with the President and will now deal with the Senate.

Both sides are engaged in cataclysmic language, sometimes bordering on the demagogic. Regarding Republican House leader Eric Cantor, Ruth Marcus says "To understand Cantor, think Macbeth with all the vaulting ambition and none of the accompanying guilt." Cantor as the murderous King?

For his part the President has been warning our.senior citizens that “he couldn't guarantee that $20 billion in Social Security checks will go out on Aug. 3, the day after the government would go into default if it doesn't raise the debt ceiling. There may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,"

As Thomas Saving has pointed out, “This statement completely overlooks the existence of the Social Security Trust Fund. Moreover, government redemption of the bonds in that trust fund does not breach the debt ceiling”.

However, the President sees this as an opportunity to present himself as a moderate, a centrist who favors spending cuts (in addition to tax increases) over the objections of his party. This way he hopes to appeal to both sides, great preparation for his reelection campaign in 2012.

But George Neumayr, writing in the American Spectator, says that the President “ plays the innocent bystander who strolls up to a crash he caused and asks to help. " According to Neumayr, and to most Republicans, the crisis was created by Obama's overspending. However, the same crisis is now being used as a pretext for new taxes

And to further complicate things for the President, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has proposed a plan that gives Obama the authority to lift the debt ceiling without having to work out any compromise. This would prevent a default, but would also result in Obama owning the problem. He would be held responsible for all the factors that caused a need to raise the debt limit. Further, with this plan, no tax increases would need to be accepted

The deadline to raise the U.S. $14.3 trillion debt ceiling is just 10 days away President Obama is summoning the leaders of both parties to the White House in a last ditch effort to solve this problem. Speaker Boehner is speaking to the Senate. And Peggy Noonan says the President needs to get out of the way. Her piece is required reading.

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Let me tell you about troubles...

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been unable to access the internet from home since the 13th of July. Additionally, it appears that I will continue to be unable to access it until the first part of August. So I've trundled my little laptop down to the public library, and have spent the past hour or so just catching up on my mail and other important errands.

But I didn't want to disconnect until I've had a chance to post something, at least, so I'm going to let you get a glimpse as to what goes through my warped little mind.

I saw this column in my local newspaper a while back, and it sort of got under my skin a little bit. So I chased down the whole column in the hope that the newspaper had only printed an excerpt, and that there was more to the column than was printed. But no, the newspaper had printed the whole entire column.

So I will reprint the whole entire column, and then post my reply afterwards. I hope you enjoy this.

An overture of theme songs
By MICHAEL SMERCONISH
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Sunday, July 10, 2011

LITTLE ROCK — Why is there always such poor advance work when it comes to presidential candidates and theme songs? Every four years, it seems, someone uses a song without getting the necessary clearance. You’d think politicians would learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Three decades ago, Bruce Springsteen didn’t want Ronald Reagan using “Born in the USA.” And last week, Tom Petty told Michele Bachmann to stop using “American Girl.” She should have known better, given that in 2000, Petty objected to George W. Bush’s use of “I Won’t Back Down.” (After which Bush began relying on John Mellencamp and Sting, only to have both of them ask him to back down.)

Thankfully for FDR, no one complained when he used “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

In 1992, Bill Clinton relied on Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop.” Four years later, Bob Dole had a pretty lame retort-a tailor-made version of “Soul Man” reworked as “Dole Man,” and he, too, was asked to stop using it because writers Isaac Hayes and David Porter never gave permission. In 2008, John McCain used ABBA’s “Take a Chance on Me” while his running mate, Sarah Palin, relied on Heart’s “Barracuda” but, here again, was asked not to by the Wilson sisters.

I don’t know what explains all the poor planning when it comes to campaigns and music. But I have a solution. To alleviate any confusion in the 2012 cycle, I think it’s best for a neutral party -me- to assign songs to the candidates(with a hat tip to my Twitter followers for their suggestions).

Barack Obama: The night he was elected, he walked on stage to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” but now it’s about reelection. Easy. Having inherited two wars and a poor economy, he has an obvious choice: “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” by Billy Joel.

Mitt Romney: The GOP front-runner has a tough choice. Given his various positions on abortion and gay rights, he can go with either Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” or David Bowie’s “Changes.”

Rick Santorum: Playing for the conservative base and touting his Catholic, pro-life bona fides, he has an obvious number: the Doobie Brothers’ cover of “Jesus Is Just Alright.”

Herman Cain: The former president and chief executive officer of the legendary pizza chain has a built-in psych piece: The Godfather theme.

Newt Gingrich: A tougher choice. Seals and Crofts’ “Diamond Girl” or maybe Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”

Tim Pawlenty: For the most ill-defined in the field, “Who Are You,” by The Who.

Ron Paul: It’s not hard to picture Paul-tagged “Dr. No” by his congressional colleagues for his unwillingness to stray from his literal interpretation of the Constitution-as the “renegade” who cut his hair and favors suits in Huey Lewis and the News’ “Hip to Be Square.”

Jon Huntsman: Given that polls suggest that more than 20 percent of the country remains unwilling to vote for a Mormon, Huntsman should stick with “Losing My Religion,” by R.E.M.


Well, gee, Michael, that's absolutely hilarious. And by “absolutely hilarious”, I mean “limp-wristed nancy-boy sense of humor funny”.

I think there can be more (and better) suggestions for Barack Obama than just one. Let's see:

“You Don't Want Me Anymore” - Steel Breeze
“Big Talk” - Warrant
“After The Love Has Gone” – Earth Wind & Wind
“All By Myself” - Eric Carmen
“Unbelievable” - EMF
“Welcome To My Nightmare” - Alice Cooper
“Bad Time” - Grand Funk
“Couldn't Get It Right” - Climax Blues Band
“I Want You To Want Me” - Cheap Trick (which would also be a good name for his administration)
“(I Know) I'm Losing You” - Rod Stewart & Faces
“All Out Of Love” - Air Supply
“Promises In The Dark” - Pat Benatar
“(Ain't It) High Time We Went” - Joe Cocker
“The Stealer” - Free
“Talk Talk” - The Music Machine
“Fresh Garbage” - Spirit
“Dream Weaver” - Gary Wright
“End of the Road” - Boyz II Men
“Take It Like A Man” - B.T.O.
“Shake You Down” - Gregory Abbot
“Liar, Liar” - The Castaways
“Liar” - Yngwie Malmsteen
“Liar” - Three Dog Night
“Loser” - Three Doors Down
“Loser” - Beck
“I'm A Loser” - UFO
“Born To Lose” - UFO
“Gone, Gone, Gone” - Johnny Mathis
“Dangerous Bastard” - Lovefist
“Out of Touch” - Hall & Oates
“(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet” - The Blue Magoos
“Gimme Back My Bullets” - Lynyrd Skynryd
“Goodbye To You” - Scandal
“The Final Countdown” - Europe
“I'm Going Home” - Ten Years After
“So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star” - The Byrds
“Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” - The Casinos
“Good Night And Goodbye” - Impelliterri
“Time To Say Goodbye” - Lana Lane
“1000 Times Goodbye” - Megadeth
“Goodbye” - Night Ranger
“Kiss Your Ass Goodbye” - Styx
“Another One Bites The Dust” - Queen

How about a theme song for the voters?

“We're Not Gonna Take It” - Twisted Sister
“Raise A Little Hell” - Trooper
“Once Bitten, Twice Shy” - Great White (originally done by Ian Hunter)
“Nobody's Fool” - Cinderella
“What Have You Done?” - Within Temptation
“Kiss And Say Goodbye” - The Manhattans
“Throwing It All Away” - Genesis
“Keep Your Hands To Yourself” - Georgia Satellites
“Every Time You Go Away” - Paul Young
“Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
“Virtual Insanity” - Jamiroquai
“Listen To The Music” - Doobie Brothers ('cuz the fat lady's singing)
“(Get Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth 'cause) I'm Kissing You Goodbye” - Ray Stevens

How about a theme song for Obama supporters?

“When The Children Cry” - White Lion
“Just the Two Of Us” - Grover Washington, Jr.
“Without You” - Harry Nillson
“Must Of Got Lost” - The J. Geils Band
“Chain Of Fools” - Little Caeser (originally done by Aretha Franklin)
“Sad Eyes” - Robert John
“Come Back When You Grow Up” - Bobby Vee

No Twitter followers, so all of these suggestions are mine. Use the comments if you can think of any others. By the way, I have every single song on my iTunes mentioned on this list except for one.

Oh, and Obama? “Pass the Peas” - The J.B.s

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Inevitable: Anders Behring Breivik "Linked" to Tea Party by Liberal Provocateur

Would you trust a person who was fired from his job for lying?  Would you trust someone who linked to someone who did not think bin Laden was "brought to justice" when he was killed?  Would you trust a who writes, "Israel is indeed a country founded on a racist premise and based on massive ethnic cleansing, and where racial discrimination is built in to the legal fabric of the country."  If so, then you trust Craig Murray.

And (go figure), he has been ranting about how there is a vast right-wing conspiracy throughout the world.  Specifically, he believes there are spies in the United Kingdom infiltrating liberal groups because they have nothing better to do/are evil.

It should come at no surprise that he has decided to now link the murderer Anders Behring Breivik to the American Tea Party (even though Breivik is Norwegian).  His proof: someone named Anders Behring posted a link to Atlas Shrugs two years ago.

Could the link have been posted by the shooter?  Maybe, possibly probably.  Of course there are dozens (if not hundreds) of people with that specific name in Norway, but let's just say that it was posted by the man in question.  How does that link Breivik to the Tea Party, exactly?  Well, it doesn't, but I'll go ahead and list some common sense reasons why (that it appears Murray intentionally left out).

1.  How many times have you linked to a website?  Have you sent an email to a friend recently?  A news article, perhaps?  If that article was about President Obama, let's say, does that link you to the President?  If you post a link to Daily Kos, does that make you a liberal?  I hope not.  Does linking to Drudge make you conservative?  No.

2.  Have you ever written anything that you later go back and wonder, "What was I thinking?"  In the internet age, if you write anything online, chances are it exists today in one form or another.  So Breivik posted a link somewhere... two years ago.  And that connects him to the Tea Party?

3.  The article Breivik linked to was about rioting in France.  Not the Tea Party.  Let me repeat:  riots in France have absolutely nothing to do with the Tea Party.

4.  Just because Breivik posted a link to Atlas Shrugs doesn't mean he believes everything that was ever written on that website, particularly if it has nothing to do with the same subject.  How you feel about riots in France does not necessarily influence how you feel about taxes in the United States.  An even better example:  your mother or your father (if they're still around)... I assume that you agree with them on a lot of things, right?  Does that mean you automatically agree with everything they have ever said and ever will say?  The answer is no, obviously.

5.  Murray mentions 11 articles written by Pamela Geller, the owner of Atlas Shrugs, over the course of five years that happen to mention Norway.  That's one article every six months or so.  In none of them does she promote violence.  Let me say that again: Ms. Geller rarely mentioned Norway and never incited violence.  How does Murray tie this to the Tea Party?

6.  On Breivik's Facebook profile, he wrote that he likes World of Warcraft.  Are we honestly in a world that, based on one flimsy connection, we're going to say that all WoW players want to kill people?  I hope to God we are not.


Look, I know that in today's political climate everyone really wants to jump on a terrible story and scream that the other side caused it.  For example, hundreds of liberal websites blamed the terrible shootings in Arizona in January on the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.  Eventually, it came out that Jared Loughner was simply insane and deranged.  His friends stated that he was liberal:

But I'm certainly not going to say that liberals are blood-thirsty savages.

Likewise with Breivik.  He's an insane psycho that killed innocents.  What evidence we have tying him to any political spectrum is flimsy (if you rely on Murray).  He's crazy.  That's it.  Blaming one side or another is irresponsible and dishonest.

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Amy Winehouse Dead

London police report they have found singer Amy Winehouse dead. She was in her own apartment and was 27 years old. Developing...
British singer Amy Winehouse was reportedly found dead in her home in north London, Sky News reported. She was 27.

In June, the Grammy Award winner had checked out of a treatment program in London. Her spokesman Chris Goodman had said the entertainer had been looking forward to touring Europe this summer.

Winehouse's breakthrough disc, 2006's "Back to Black," won her five Grammy Awards and helped her achieve worldwide stardom, but her music had been overshadowed by drug use and run-ins with the law.
From MSNBC.
Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her home, the Press Association has reported.

Last month, the north Londoner pulled out of her European tour after she was jeered at her comeback gig in Serbia for appearing too drunk to perform.

For 90 minutes, she mumbled through parts of songs and at times left the stage - leaving her band to fill in.

The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her musical career in recent years.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.

London Ambulance Service had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two ambulances but the woman died, it said.

Winehouse had won widespread acclaim, aged 20, with her 2003 debut album, Frank.

But it was 2006's Back to Black which brought her worldwide stardom, winning five Grammy Awards.
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Inevitable: Left Pushes Norway Shooter/Palin Link

One of the first, and one of the most disgusting events that occured after the January shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was that many in the press and the internet blamed Sarah Palin and the Tea Party for the shooting. Not even 24 hours has passed since the tragic events in Norway, and people on the net are already pushing the link between suspect Anders Breivik and Sarah Palin.

We look at FireDogLake, which after quoting a paragraph from conspiracy site WhatReallyHappened, has this little nugget for us:


At Democratic Underground, we have the full force of blaming the Tea Party and the right in general. There we get a two-for-one as they attack both Palin and Free Republic.



After two tragic killings in which over 90 people are massacred, is it appropriate to make a joke about the attractiveness of the attacker? And tie him to non-violent politicians? On the Huffington Post it is with this great comment.

And the stupids are out on Twitter, as well. Here they push the Breivik/Palin link through analogy:

Or claim he carries a picture of her:
I suspect that there will be a big meme in popular culture about how Breivik was tied to the Tea Party. As a matter of fact, it's in full force now-- take a look on Twitter. So this is Jared Laughner 2.0. Another one blamed on Palin and the Tea Party by those who said we should not assume.

More has been published on the shooter. He could be the one pictured in the photo of the possible shooter.

Now his Facebook account has reportedly been found here. His twitter feed was reportedly found, with just one tweet, published July 17. He is not following anyone and has one follower.

 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Lemmings, the Cliff and 2012

We all think we are invincible.  We all think we will have another day.  Then one day there isn’t another day and our day is done.  Empires rise and empires fall and everyone always thinks, “We’ll make it through this. We always have” then one time you don’t.  No one gets to live in the world they grew up in, because the only thing that never changes is that everything changes.
Though we won the race to the Moon, though we pioneered and financed the International Space Station we have witnessed the end of America’s manned space program, but not because of some grand explosion or tragedy.  Past administrations faced these and soldiered on to boldly go where no man has gone before.  It was not because of a lack of vision; our planners wanted to send Americans to Mars and beyond.  It wasn’t because of a lack of talent, or technical know-how.  No the end of America’s manned space program has arrived because America is in the grip of an administration focused on managing the decline of America even if they have to make the decline happen themselves.
Look at the economy.  Though Nixon famously quipped, “We're all Keynesians now” Milton Friedman and the neo-classical economics of the Chicago School proved we can’t spend our way to prosperity. We can’t borrow our way to solvency, yet this administration has racked up the largest debt of any administration in History in less than three years.  Their first 800 billion dollar stimulus was such a failure even Mr. Obama can’t keep a straight face when talking about the supposed shovel ready jobs.  And what is this administration’s answer to the continuation of the Great Recession?  The President wants more spending and more debt, a policy which ensures the continued degradation of America’s economic position in the world.  From the undisputed leader of the world this administration is fundamentally transforming America into an economic dependency on China.
Ever since the early 1980s and the Laffer Curve provided the facts to prove what many economists had long known: within certain perimeters reducing taxes generates more revenue than raising them.  Economists generally agree that raising taxes slows growth and reduces revenue especially during a recession.  Yet in the current debt ceiling EMERGENCY!!!#*%!!! what does the Obama Administration propose?  They want to raise taxes.  And how do they seek to achieve this masterstroke?  By the most blatant application of class warfare rhetoric since Lenin climbed on a barricade in 1917.
If the President is to be believed, it is the tax credits given to the purchasers and operators of private jets that are one of the three causes of our current economic anemia.  Conveniently it is forgotten by the President and by the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media, who parrot his every word, that it was his own stimulus bill which created these tax credits to begin with.  The second cause according to the President’s teleprompter is tax breaks given to millionaires and billionaires.  By millionaires and billionaires he means everyone earning more than the level needed to qualify for food stamps and Medicaid.  And last but not least are the billions of dollars in subsidies given to Oil Companies.  Of course these aren’t really subsidies they are tax credits extended to domestic companies for the exploration and development of new oil resources, and since at the same time the President and his party will not allow anyone to develop any resources they don’t amount to much.  Never mentioned is the Democrats’ pet corporation such as GE, which pays no federal taxes at all.
That’s the economic plan: attack the private jet industry, tax the rich (anyone not on welfare), and penalize anyone attempting to actually solve America’s dependence on countries that hate us for our energy.  That won’t lead us on the road back to prosperity or maybe that isn’t the destination our leaders have chosen.  Remember don’t discount ulterior motives when the mistakes are so great stupidity seems like the only other answer.
Geo-politically, the endless wars for peace grind on even though everyone knows the moment we leave Iraq they will ally themselves with Iran and the moment we leave Afghanistan the Taliban will march into Kabul as Karsai, his crew, and our billions will take off for Geneva.  Just as the President’s best seller, The Dreams of My Father resembles the nightmares of others his Arab Spring looks more like the prelude to a twenty-first century Kristallnacht or the Middle East version of the March on Rome.  Any but the blind can see that the pro-Western dictators overthrown are being replaced by pro Al-Qaeda Muslim Brotherhood clones.  And after less than three years of the Obama drama America now leads from behind and cannot muster the wherewithal to defeat a tin pot dictator hated by his own people with a rag-tag army of mercenaries and children.
With a dismal record of retrenchment and failure such as this how can President Obama possibly win re-election?
His only chance is the Clinton formula.  There has to be a viable third party candidate or the Republicans could resurrect Herbert Hoover and win in a landslide. 
However, we can’t ignore the Lemming Effect.  The political lemmings are those Americans who proudly ignore politics and economics, who get there news from John Stewart, Jay Leno or the major networks, this who vote for the same party their parents did just because that is what they do,  in other words, Democrats.  They will vote for the President even if they can’t stand anything he’s done and disagree with everything he says.  After all he has a “D” after his name.  Or as Lenin said, “The capitalists will sell us the rope we use to hang them.”  With these millions of lemmings heading for the cliff Mr. Obama has a solid third of the electorate but with his record of failure and surrender that won’t be enough to win.
Luckily for the President and the Progressives the Republican leadership in Congress is dedicated to compromise when they should stand their ground and are experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  In the coming months they will vote to raise the debt ceiling and alienate the majority of the Tea Party who could be the salvation of the Party of Reagan.  Then they will nominate a lackluster, “It’s my turn” candidate and POOF there will be a third party candidate strong enough to ensure four more years of humiliation and defeat.
The Space Race is over, we won, but now we have capitulated.  The Cold War is over, we won, but we squandered the opportunity to create a world of freedom to pursue wars without end.  The greatest creditor in the world is now the greatest debtor.  The greatest manufacturer is now the greatest importer of manufactured goods.  Twenty-three years of Progressive presidents combined with a big-government, big-spending Congress has led us to the brink of the abyss.  Our current debt levels are unsustainable and unless we act quickly the momentum of decline may become irreversible and irresistible
However, we are the American people, we can stop this.  We can throw the rascals out, reverse course and rebuild the land of the free and the home of the brave.  We can do it.  We must do it.  Or, it won’t get done.
How do we do it?
We can’t let divisions divide us anymore. We must unite behind the strongest conservative and work together or we will all watch our beloved country swirl down the drain of History separately.  Just as the Democrats and independents took control of the Republican primaries in 2008 to nominate the Progressive McCain the conservative majority must take control in 2012 to ensure that a viable conservative is nominated.  Otherwise the leaders of the Republican re-election machine will nominate an Obama-lite and the lights may go out on the greatest experiment in freedom ever devised.  Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.
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 drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook.

Democrat Wu Admits to "Unwanted Sexual Encounter" With Teen

Eww:
Rep. David Wu has been accused of an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat.

The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu “acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual,” according to sources aware of the incident.

The unidentified teenager and her family did not file any criminal complaint over the incident, which apparently took place sometime around last Thanksgiving.

Calling the episode “very serious,” Wu did not specifically address allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward the young woman who is the daughter of a donor.

“This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention or stress to a young woman and her family,” Wu said.

The Oregonian reported the person involved graduated from high school in 2010 but did not mention her age.
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Liberals on Why Conservatives Don't Back Debt Deal: Racism! (With Pictures)

Stop me if you've heard this before: liberals using the line that anything that conservatives do is out of racism against President Obama.  The logic is that conservatives literally stand for absolutely nothing except for doing the opposite of whatever the President wants; and it's not out of principles (the argument goes that conservatives have none), it's out of racism.

In regard to America's debt, sure, you could point to the fact that conservatives have been sounding the alarm for years, well before this President was in office.  Sure, you could say that many Republicans have put out detailed plans concerning the budget.  In fact, a simple Google search provides hundreds of articles about Republicans calling for a balanced budget under (gasp!) President Bush.

But to liberals, facts never enter their consciousness.  They are content to scream:  "racism" and go on their merry way, even if it makes no sense what-so-ever.

So here are the scared, conspiratorial ramblings of a few lost and confused souls:

Here's one that links to (go figure) a communist website:
Another that trots out disgusting racism:
And another:
And another:
And another:
And another:
And another:
And another:
And to infinity and beyond...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Obama Likens Self to Lincoln, Compares Slavery, Emancipation Proclamation to Budget

Dear God, the stupidity is blinding:

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Breaking: 80 Children Killed at Utøya Camp

 In some horrible news, it appears that the number of those killed at a Labor Party camp in Norway were low. Initial figures placed the dead between 20-30. The Norwegian government has now announced that the actual number is 80. There were also seven killed in the Oslo bombing.

Suspect Anders Behring Breivik has been held by police. A former Prime Minister spoke there earlier today:

Hours later, a gunman opened fire at the youth camp on Utoya island, about 25 miles northwest of Oslo. After early reports of nine deaths, Norwegian police reported early Saturday that at least 80 had died there.
The twin assaults were the biggest attack in western Europe since the 2005 London transport bombings that killed 52.

Terrible.

More has been published on the shooter. He could be the one pictured in the photo of the possible shooter.

Now his Facebook account has reportedly been found here. His twitter feed was reportedly found, with just one tweet, published July 17. He is not following anyone and has one follower.

 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Twitterverse Blames Israel for Utøya, Oslo Attacks

This had been going on to a smaller scale before Anders B. Breivik was identified as the attacker in two terrible assaults in Norway. Now it appears that some of the people that did not want to jump to conclusions and blame al Qaeda for the attack are more than happy to blame Israel.

Some terrible examples:






Expect anti-Semitism to increase.

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Anders Behring Breivik Facebook Profile Description

Update- We have been able to independently verify that this is Breivik's profile.

This is, as of yet, unconfirmed by an independent source. However, this Facebook profile matches several descriptions of the Utøya shooter.

Here is the alleged Facebook profile. The picture that accompanies it is thus:
According to the profile, Breivik enjoys hunting:
Various books:
Various schools of thought:

And World of Warcraft:
He also went to college:

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Anders B. Breivik Facebook Account Found

Update- We have been able to independently verify that this is Breivik's profile.

This is being fueled from social media and may be either incomplete or not yet established. Apparently the bomber/shooter in Norway may be a man named Anders B. Breivik. Breivik is a Norwegian citizen that fits the description of the Utøya shooter. He could be the one pictured in the photo of the possible shooter.

Now his Facebook account has reportedly been found here. It has apparently been taken down. A more complete picture of the account can be found here.

Apparently he is a fan of World of Warcraft, Orwell's 1984, and on Liberty by John Stewart Mill.

His twitter feed was reportedly found, with just one tweet, published July 17. He is not following anyone and has one follower.

 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Anders B. Breivik Twitter Account Found

 BREAKING: His Facebook account has also been found. It has apparently been taken down. A more complete picture of the account can be found here.

This is being fueled from social media and may be either incomplete or not yet established. Apparently the bomber/shooter in Norway may be a man named Anders B. Breivik. Breivik is a Norwegian citizen that fits the description of the Utøya shooter. He could be the one pictured in the photo of the possible shooter.


His twitter feed was reportedly found, with just one tweet, published July 17. He is not following anyone and has one follower.

The following is his sole tweet:
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.
 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Update- We have been able to independently verify that this is Breivik's profile.

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Anders. B. Breivik Possible Utøya Shooter, Oslo Bomber

  BREAKING: His Facebook account has also been found.

This is being fueled from social media and may be either incomplete or not yet established. Apparently the bomber/shooter in Norway may be a man named Anders B. Breivik. Breivik is a Norwegian citizen that fits the description of the Utøya shooter. He could be the one pictured in the photo of the possible shooter.

His twitter feed was reportedly found, with just one tweet, published July 17. He is not following anyone and has one follower.

The following is his sole tweet:
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.

 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Utøya Shooter Picture

 This is possibly a photo of the gunman at the youth camp in Norway. Terrible.


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Live Stream of Obama Statement /Speech July 22, 2011


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Watch President Obama Statement on Norway Live Video, July 22, 2011


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The War Reaches Norway

Oslo, Norway is one of the peacefullest places on earth.

It is where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded; it has seen no warlike violence since the days of World War 2 and it has escaped the global jihadist threat.

Until today.

Seventeen Norwegians were killed in two separate attacks - one at a Labour Party sponsored youth camp and the other at a government complex that held the Prime Minister's office, which was thankfully vacant due to him working at home today.

No one has claimed responsibility yet, but everyone knows a jihadist terrorist attack when they see one - and this was one.

The war between the forces of good and evil in our world has reached Norway, which is something I wish no one would ever have to experience after 9/11.

May the innocent of Norway rest in peace.

Horrible New Picture from Utøya Appears to Show Gunman Walking Through Victims, Boy With Hands Up

This photo comes from the shooting site in Utøya and appears to show the shooter walking through victims. It cannot be confirmed if this is the shooter or a member of the rescue crew.





 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Jens Stoltenberg Press Conference Video, Watch Live July 22, 2011

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and the police are expected to give a press conference on the attacks in Oslo and Utøya soon. This is a live stream. Stay tuned to the stream for more.


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Norway Prime Minister /Police Press Conference Watch Live Video

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and the police are expected to give a press conference on the attacks in Oslo and Utøya soon. This is a live stream. Stay tuned to the stream for more.


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Another Utøya Picture Released

A new picture from the Utøya massacre has been released.


Original caption (translated): Swam from the shot: More terrified children fled by sea from the perpetrator. Sondre Selstad Amundsen (19) met the alleged offender when he was on his way on board the ferry that would carry him to Utøya. Photo: NRK/ Pool 


There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Who is the Utøya Shooter?

This is being fueled from social media and may be either incomplete or not yet established. Apparently the bomber/shooter in Norway may be a man named Anders B. Breivik. Breivik is a Norwegian citizen that fits the description of the Utøya shooter. He could be the one pictured in the photo of the possible shooter.

His twitter feed was reportedly found, with just one tweet, published July 17. He is not following anyone and has one follower.

The following is his sole tweet:
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.

 There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Breaking: Bombs Possibly on Utøya, Trains from Oslo Airport Stopped

According to the Norwegian paper Dagbladet, trains coming and going from Oslo's airport have been suspended due to 'suspicious boxes.'

In addition, there is now fear that there are bombs on Utøya island. There was speculation earlier and it may be that the police fear that there are actual explosives on the island. In related news, the shooter was seen in Oslo earlier today.

Original site, if anyone reads Norwegian.

There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Unconfirmed: Jihadist Group 'Disclaims' Earlier Claim of Responsibility for Utøya, Oslo Attacks

Some weird news coming to us from a terrorism analyst. This was linked on Jihad Watch. Apparently 'Helpers of the Global Jihad' or Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami has disclaimed their claim of responsibility for the two attacks in Norway. Earlier, the New York Times reported:
A terror group, Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or the Helpers of the Global Jihad, issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at C.N.A., a research institute that studies terrorism. The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces’ presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad. “We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations,” the group said, according to Mr. McCants’ translation, apparently referring to a bombing in Sweden in December 2010. “What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come.” The claim could not be confirmed. It is not uncommon for terrorist groups to advance claims of responsibility for high-profile attacks, only to have the claims prove to be spurious.

Now, McCants' Twitter has a new message:

member of Ansar jihadi forum hopes attack wasn't AQ. Hit US but not "little mouse" Norway.Will cause huge retaliation against Muslims n Euro
There are photos published of the island here and here.

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VIDEO: Obama Statement on Norway Bombings and Shooting

Here is the video of President Obama's first statement on the Norway bombings and shootings.



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BREAKING: 10 Confirmed Dead at Utøya

There is word coming out from the Utøya camp. Police have confirmed that ten are dead. This appears to be an incomplete picture and there will likely be more coming out shortly. The gunman is in custody.

Below is an earlier post.
 BREAKING, 3:36 EST: The shooter was transported to the island dressed as a police officer saying that he had to do a 'routine check.' Unconfirmed.

Norwegian press is reporting that an eyewitness from the island of Utøya says that the shooter told the children at the camp to 'come here' and then opened fire on the crowd with an automatic weapon. He was dressed in a police uniform and is reportedly captured. Other reports say that there is fear of a bomb on the island, although this is unconfirmed.

There are photos published of the island here and here.

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Video of Police Storming Utøya

Video from a Norwegian source:


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Unconfirmed: Utøya Shooter Called Children to 'Come Here'

 BREAKING, 3:36 EST: The shooter was transported to the island dressed as a police officer saying that he had to do a 'routine check.' Unconfirmed.

Norwegian press is reporting that an eyewitness from the island of Utøya says that the shooter told the children at the camp to 'come here' and then opened fire on the crowd with an automatic weapon. He was dressed in a police uniform and is reportedly captured. Other reports say that there is fear of a bomb on the island, although this is unconfirmed.

There are photos published of the island here and here.

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New Utøya Picture Released

A new picture was released by the Norwegian newspaper Dag Bladet. It has been censored-- apparently due to its grisly content. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the dead and wounded in this cowardly attack. We had another picture from the island earlier.


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Obama Norway Bombing Statement

President Obama has made some brief comments on the bombing and shooting in Norway. No video is out, yet.

OBAMA ON OSLO: President Obama says the United States will offer Norway "any support" it needs in its investigation of a deadly bombing and shooting in Oslo.

"It’s a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of tragedy from occurring," Obama told cameras in the Oval Office after he met privately with New Zealand's prime minister. "Our hearts go out to them."

Source: Politico.

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BREAKING: 20-30 Killed in Utøya, First Picture from Utøya:

BREAKING UPDATE, 2:48 EST: An eyewitness (perhaps the same one) made similar statements to Norwegian media, saying that he saw 20-25 bodies.

Some horrible news-- an eyewitness has said that between 20-30 people were killed by a shooter at the Labor Party camp in Utøya... this is unconfirmed but would be horrible. These are young people killed in cold blood.

The first picture has been released from the island:


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Who is Behind or Responsible for the Norway Bombings /Attacks?

 BREAKING: The 'Helpers of Jihad' has claimed responsibility.

The terrible bombings and shooting in Norway have killed at least four people. It is unclear who is responsible for the assault, but there are several leads.

  • The Norwegian government just indicted a member of Ansar-al-Islam, an al-Qaeda linked group.
  • Norway had been threatened because some newspapers published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.
  • Someone on an al Qaeda forum claimed responsibility, in retaliation for Norway's 406 forces in Afghanistan.
  • Norway contributed jets to bomb Muammar Qaddafi's government-- the Libyans may have directed a retaliatory strike.
  • Another person made a similar threat via a jihadist forum:
"You have moments to get your soldiers out of the tomb of Khorasan, else you will see blood flow in the streets," Amir Grozny said in a post at the Shumukh al Islam forum, according to SITE.
So it's unclear right now-- but is most likely Islamic extremists.

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Norway Bombing Pictures, July 22, 2011

Here are pictures of the horrible attacks that took place in Oslo, Norway today. Our prayers are with the victims and their families:
Courtesy AFP/Getty
People are treated at the scene:
Smoke rises:
Horrified people look on:

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Breaking: Norway Bombing followed by Youth Center Shooting

Several news sources are reporting that after the blast that shook downtown Oslo there was apparently a shooting at a youth center. It appears that the two may be related.

Unconfirmed reports said a man dressed as a police officer had opened fire indiscriminately.

No-one group has said it carried out the attacks.

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Oslo, Norway Bombing Pictures

RELATED: Norway Bombing Video coverage.
 Some somber pictures to show you the devastation in downtown Oslo:

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