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Refs Kill Thunder Again, Go Up 3-1; Heat Still Winless

I will no longer watch the NBA Finals. As a devoted basketball fan, I can no longer sit by and watch referees either calling some of the most atrocious games I have every seen or a fix masquerading as a game. The awful foul calling has given the NBA a black eye on the biggest stage of all of basketball.

Thunder players are getting smacked, pushed, and knocked over. And in return a foul is either called on them or their is no call at all. The "fouls" being called against the Heat are almost all trivial; non-shot fouls when the Heat are below the limit. They don't amount to anything.

In the meantime, Kevin Durant accumulates fouls as if he's a magnet next to metal. Half of them do not exist. Jeff Van Gundy's inane comments and laughing while saying, "Nope! No foul!" when Durant gets called for nothing just makes it all the more frustrating.

Of course, this garbage did not start in this series. In the Boston-Miami series, there was no call when Rajon Rondo got forearmed in the face in right in front of an official. There were exclamations by Van Gundy during the Pacers-Heat series that fouls against the Pacers should not even be called at the JV level.

But they are and they continue to be. It is almost impossible for the Thunder to beat 8 players at once.

Hop over to twitter and there are literally thousands of tweets proclaiming the Heat or the refs as cheaters. But who can blame them after the travesty that is being showcased every other night?
A Common Example- 8 Tweets in 1 Second All Saying the Same Thing: The Game is Fixed


I would like to point out that this is not, in any way, a swipe against the Heat. They are an excellent basketball team and LeBron James is the best player on the planet. However, a Championship is much less sweet when it's tainted, either by out-and-out fixing or blind referees.

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Is Hosni Mubarak Dead? June 19, 2012

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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Watch Obama Speech Live, June 19, 2012



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Liberals on Fast and Furious: Investigation is "Racist"

Did you honestly expect anything different?

Over one thousand guns are missing. People are dead. Attorney General Eric Holder knew about it, lied, then decided not to cooperate with the investigation. And what are people on the Left saying? Exactly what you would expect: the fast and furious investigation is racist.

Never, ever let facts get in the way of a good talking point. That's the motto of the people below. Of course these are just a few examples of the hundreds if not thousands of comments online.

"Racist Republican witch-hunters:"
"Racist as hell:"
"The GOP is racist:"
"makes Racists feel Superior:"
"Racistpoliticians:"
It is official: the Obama Administration can give guns to drug cartels who turn around and murder American citizens, and the Left is so brainwashed they are blaming invisible "racists." God have mercy.

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Holder Fails to Produce Documents on Fast and Furious as Contempt Vote Looms

What a failure. From TownHall.com:
The meeting between Attorney General Eric Holder and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa has ended after 20 minutes of discussion. Holder came with an offer of a briefing on Fast and Furious documents, but did not physically turn over any documents. This is unsatisfactory to Issa who has said repeatedly that in order for Holder to avoid a contempt vote Wednesday at 10 AM, he must hand over 1300 Fast and Furious documents to the Committee.

"The documents they may choose to give in the future, we need before tomorrow," Issa said to reporters. "“Ultimately the documents needed for postponement seem to be in their possession.”

Holder's failure to produce documents at the 5 PM meeting come after he failed to present them by this morning as requested, after he failed to respond to an October 2011 subpoena as requested and after more than a year of requests for transparency surrounding his role in Operation Fast and Furious.

Issa said there is a chance Holder would submit the requested documents tonight but that a contempt vote is still scheduled for Wednesday and has released an official statement.
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China Earthquake Update 6/29/2012

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has hit China. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Two French Police Officers shot dead by Muslim Terrorist

COMPLETE NEWS BLACKOUT IN AMERICAN MEDIA
From Eric Dondero:
The French media, and various news sources from Spain, and the Netherlands are reporting that two female police officers have been shot dead by a Muslim man from North Africa. The suspect is a recently released convict from a French prison.
French media are blaming the deaths on a drunken and drug-induced craze by the murderer, and are only mentioning his Islamic ties in passing.
Story and Photo credit - LaDepeche.fr "Femmes gendarmes tuées dans le Var : un colosse que l'alcool et la drogue rendent fou" (Translation Mine):
L'homme soupçonné d'avoir tué deux femmes gendarmes, dimanche soir, à Collobrières, dans le Var, a reconnu les faits a indiqué hier le procureur de la République de Toulon. ll sera poursuivi pour meurtre et assassinat.
Un homme de 30 ans, ivre au moment des faits, avec un passé marqué par la violence, la drogue et qui s'est acharné sur ses victimes… le profil qu'a dressé hier après-midi Xavier Tabareux, procureur de la République de Toulon, de celui qui a reconnu avoir tiré dimanche soir à Collobrières, dans le Var, sur deux femmes gendarmes, les tuant toutes les deux.
Translation:
The man suspected to have killed two women constables, Sunday night at Collobrières, in the Var, has admitted the facts stated yesterday by the prosecutor in Toulon. He will be prosecuted for murder and manslaughter. A 30 year old man, drunk at the time, with a history of violence, drugs, had turned against his victims ... statements made yesterday afternoon by Xavier Tabareux, public prosecutor of Toulon, that he had admitted that he shot Sunday night in Collobrières, in the Var, two women police, killing them both.
BREAKING VIDEO FROM FRENCH TV NEWS HOURS AGO... BROTHER OF THE MURDERER SPEAKS TO THE PRESS
(Translation Mine)
The brother of alleged killer of two women police Sunday Collobrières (Var) which before arriving at the court on Tuesday late afternoon, described before journalists, a man "out of control," who fell into "decay", despite the support of his family. Chaouki Boumezar was first honored the family of the victims.
Additional information from Spanish news site, AlertaDigital, "El asesino de las dos gendarmes francesas es, cómo no, un magrebí recién salido de la cárcel" (The murderer of two female french police officers, of course, is a north African, recently released from jail):
(Translation Mine):
Abdallah Boumezar, el sospechoso de haber cometido los asesinatos de las dos mujeres gendarmes en la aldea de Collobrières, ha confesado ser el autor de los disparos que han acabado con la vida de Alicia Champion y Audrey Berthaut, las dos agentes. Este hombre de 30 años y de origen magrebí había salido de la cárcel en septiembre pasado después de cumplir una pena de 6 años.
La semana pasada, había sido condenado a una pena de libertad vigilada por un caso de agresión contra su madre. Las dos gendarmes habían acudido por un asunto de un robo. El asesino confeso disparó dos tiros contra Audrey Berthaut y después salío en persecusión de Alicia Champion a la que disparó seis tiros a quemarropa.
Adbdallah Boumezr, the suspect of the murders of two female police officers in the town of Collobrieres, has confessed to be the shooter, who has taken the life of the two agents Alicia Champion and Audrey Berthaut. This man of 30 years, originally from the Mahgreb (North Africa/mainly Algiers), had left prison last September after completing a sentence of 6 years.
It goes on to state that Boumezr had been convicted for robbery and violent assault.

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell: 'We Selectively Edited Romney's Words Because We Did Not Have an Extra 7 Seconds in an Hour'

Are you kidding me? The answer is, one, no they are not kidding. Two, MSNBC is full of corrupt dumbasses. From today:


And from yesterday (note, the video is exactly 7 seconds shorter):

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Jury in Sandusky Trial "Will be be Back in the Courtroom in 10 minutes"

Honestly, I'm not exactly certain what this means. However, news from the courtroom stated, quote, "The jury will be be back in the courtroom in 10 minutes to deal with a supplemental charge."

Make what you will of that.

Update: Fox News is reporting that the jury is seeking clarification on testimony that a janitor gave. The janitor stated that he heard that a fellow employee had witnessed Sandusky had raped a child. This, however, is hearsay because he did not witness it himself.

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Interview with the Author of "The Whistleblower"

Pundit Press is proud to present its 56th interview in out on-going series. Today, the Author of The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage was kind enough to answer our questions:

1. When and why did you decide to write The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage?

It’s a long story but here is the short version. Over eleven years ago I had spent seven months undercover (off and on) writing Linda’s Tripp’s story, and the events that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment only to discover that both sides of the aisle were wrong—the truth lay in the middle. President Bill Clinton was in the White House at the time and Hillary Clinton was running for U.S. Senator in New York. After Linda Tripp’s criminal lawyer Joseph Murtha erroneously accused me of sabotaging her book in the Washington Post in 2000 I first tried to set the record straight on the Clinton era by pitching articles because I believe Americans deserve to know what happens in their White House. Contrary to public opinion at that time, Linda was not a gossipy, evil whistleblower bent on destroying the Clintons—rather she had protected them by towing-the-line and being a ‘team player’ in the earlier investigations. This is critical in understanding how corrupt politicians stay in power and also explains why Linda tape recorded Monica Lewinsky for insurance to protect herself from them. Linda was not vilified and smeared over BJ’s in the Oval office. That’s ridiculous, and I thought Americans deserved to know the truth about Hillary’s role in the White House and during the Clinton-gate investigations. Then the Bush-Gore recount sucked the oxygen out of the news cycle. Hillary won her Senate bid and nobody would touch this story.

Then I wrote The Whistleblower book proposal and for years the ‘establishment’ and the ‘experts’ told me to move on because the Clintons were old news. But as we now know they were wrong. The Clintons are back in power in the Obama White House and on the world stage.

During the 2008 Democratic presidential contest when Hillary was running for president, one publisher sat on the proposal and passed on it days after Hillary conceded. Had she won the nomination, I imagine The Whistleblower would have been published then. I don’t think people realize how politicized the publishing industry has become. There were editors who wouldn’t read the proposal because of the subject matter. It’s chilling. When reporters stop chasing facts, stop speaking truth to power and start writing spin and publicity stunts disguised as news, they cease being reporters. The same goes for civil servants, like Linda was—if they stop serving America’s interests, and decline to expose corruption if they encounter it, they cease being civil servants. It’s a big reason why America is in trouble today and one of the reasons why I wrote The Whistleblowers. Aside from rare exceptions, everything is upside down.

I decided to try again to have The Whistleblower published as I watched history repeat itself in the Obama White House with the same players from the Clinton era, who share the same ideology, and use the same tactics and strategies to stay in power. Thank God I succeeded. History is repeating itself, most notably in Chairman Darrell Issa’s Fast and Furious investigation. If we don’t learn from the history of the Clinton era, expect more corruption and chaos. Expect the Obama White House investigations to end up in the re-written dust bin of history with the Clinton investigations.

2. What is the most surprising way the Clintons have clung to power?

Nothing they do to stay in power surprises me anymore. Once you understand Saul Alinsky and his man-made progressive social justice ideology where the ‘ends justify the means,’ I think you will agree. What is most troubling however, is how the Clintons and Obama have no regard for anyone but themselves. To be able to destroy innocent Americans ---attempt to criminalize them to stay to power requires callousness and a lack of conscience I cannot fathom. They are bullies. In Linda’ case the intimidation began early with the threat of losing her job and escalated to death threats into a safe house to a bogus criminal indictment. As I document in The Whistleblower, once you turn off the cameras you see how even the Clintons “friends” (like Obama’s friends) are disposable when they are no longer useful. Anyone who thinks they are immune are deluding themselves. I hope The Whistleblower provides a warning and a wake-up call for those in government and the media. Now is the time to draw a line in the sand. Tell the truth or become just as corrupt. You cannot serve under corrupt leadership and not become corrupt yourself. For too long people have looked the other way, rarely is anyone held accountable, and the corruption in Washington has metastasized like a cancer.

3. How has the Obama Administration taken the politics of personal destruction to the next level?

Instead of targeting individual Americans the Obama administration is targeting entire segments of Americans. The Clinton’s successfully used the ‘nuts, sluts, opportunists, and vast right-wing conspiracy’ enemy label to agitate and divide and conquer. It’s far more dangerous now. The politics of personal destruction started immediately under President Obama when Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security demonized over twenty-three million military personnel after a DHS report declared that veterans could be potential domestic terrorists. Next Tea Party patriots were accused of racism when no proof existed. Capitalists and conservatives remain under intense fire. Linda once said to me, “If you believe nothing else, believe this: If the Clintons can do this to me, they can do it to you.” She was right.

Look at the Trayvon Martin shooting, and the media and the Obama administration’s response. Hillary and Obama’s mentor Saul Alinsky advocates playing the race card as a tactic to advance their agenda. As Alinsky wrote in his book Rules for Radicals: “The pressure that gave us our positive power was the negative of racism in a white society. We exploited it for our own purposes.” Americans need to learn the tactics and strategies these politicos use to stay in power to understand what is happening in their country and what they can do about it.

4. Any plans for a sequel?

Possibly. In the meantime, I have released audio accompaniments for The Whistleblower. You can listen to them at my website.
http://www.marinkapeschmann.com/2012/05/29/exclusive-whistleblower-audio-1-5-vetting-hillary-and-bill-clinton/
Linda was concerned that the Clintons might try and plant someone near her to keep tabs and keep her silent. She was also concerned the Clintons would try and sabotage anything she did. Initially that sounded a little paranoid and off-the-wall to me – but not so much after spending extensive covert time with her and seeing behind the smoke and mirrors of the Clinton White House spin. I’d love readers’ feedback on whether or not Linda was right to worry about a Clinton plant. I have a poll on my website: marinkapeschmann.com they can participate in.


5. You write that the Obama Administration is largely staffed by Clinton-era veterans. Wouldn't this be necessary due to their experience? How is this different than in past administrations?

It’s not necessarily different but what is different is during the Clinton era a special justice system was created for them that doesn’t apply to the rest of Americans. If the Clintons and former Clinton staffers were held to the same legal standards that all Americans must adhere to and they didn’t use the strategies and tactics I document in The Whistleblower to thwart investigators, it is unlikely that people like Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder (remember Pardongate?) would be permitted to serve in government again. If you or I withheld documents under subpoena, for example, or were “factually incorrect” with federal investigators, we’d be held in contempt or possibly thrown in jail--not serving in high level government positions like the secretary of state or as the attorney general. The question for today is will congress learn from history or let them get away with it again.


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White House (Barry's) To Do List This Week


1.  Act tough with more reporters.
2.  Find another bloc of voters to buy.
3.  Grin in Mexico at frowning world leaders.
4.  Chill rumors about Singapore.
5.  Check to see if Me is on the ballot in Florida.
6.  Kiss Holder goodbye.
7.  Kiss obamaCare goodbye.
8.  Order more chicken, mustard & relish.
9.  Find another Hollywood star to fundraise.
10.Work in garden with wife and kids.
11.Practice the grin.
12.Order some Oil of Olay.



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Bloomberg: Romney Would Govern Better than Obama

How interesting. From the NY Times:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York has remained coy about whether he plans to endorse a presidential candidate this year, even as Mitt Romney and President Obama aggressively court the billionaire media mogul.

The most that the mayor and his aides have said is that Mr. Bloomberg, who did not endorse in 2008, is carefully weighing his options this time around.

But during casual conversations at charity event a few days ago, Mr. Bloomberg was far chattier — and candid — about the subject, according to three people who overheard him.

Mr. Bloomberg said that he believed Mr. Romney would probably be better at running the country than Mr. Obama, according to two guests.
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MSNBC Selectively Edits Romney Speech, Presents it as "Proof" that he's Out of Touch

Dumbasses.

Here's the clip they ran on MSNBC:

Now here's the whole footage. God, they are desperate:

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Clemens Found Not Guilty on All Charges

Roger Clemens has been found not guilty on all six charges against him. Despite clearly taking steroids (in my opinion), the prosecution did a very poor job in executing their case. But seriously, we have more important things to do than try 40-something baseball players.

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Verdict Reached in Roger Clemens Trial

Update: Not guilty on all charges!

Verdict to be announced momentarily. From the Washington Post:
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in a packed courtroom in the District’s federal court.

Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.

Deliberations began Tuesday, but jurors were off on Thursday and Friday.

The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
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Stats of the Day: "Obama Blames" Garners 573,000 Google Results and More

Today, we decided to check out some statistics and facts out on the internet. It was relatively easy to decide what specifically to look for, particularly with a certain person in the Presidency who would like you to believe that he has not been in office a single day.

First off, we seached "Obama blames" into Google. We made certain to actually put it into quotation marks, so that the results had to have the words "Obama blames" in order. In other words, "Obama Blames Polar Bears for Global Warming" might show up, but "Obama: The Blame For Global Warming is Angry Chickens" would not.

The result? 573,000 matches. That's a lot of blame to go around. In comparison, "Bush Blames" receives only 207,000 results, and he was in office twice as long as Mr. Obama. If you search "Obama Blames" without quotation marks, you will find an astounding 10,700,000 results.

For a deeper look at the number, "Obama Blames Republicans" nets 50,000 results. "Obama Blames Bush" gets over twice that, at 106,000 results.

Now for other searches. "Obama whines" produces 14,300 results while "Obama lies" garners 586,000 results. "Obama Cries" nets 51,300 hits and "Obama is a Marxist" gets 768,000 results.
A picture found under "Obama Cries"
"Obama is the worst President ever" garners 302,000 results. "Bush is the worst President ever" nets only about a third of that at 134,000. Again, Obama has been in office for much less time than Bush was.

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More Americans Killed in Chicago Than Afghanistan in 2012


The next time someone uses the argument that we have to leave Afghanistan because too many soldiers have died, please bring up these disturbing statistics I discovered on The Washington Free Beacon this morning:

Since the 2012 calendar year started, 228 people have been killed in Chicago and the murder rate has risen by thirty five percent, while only 144 American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, an actual war zone, during that same time period, which is ironically thirty five percent lower then last year.

Quite interesting, eh? You have a better chance of being killed in Chicago if your an American citizen then if you are deployed to Afghanistan. Then again, at least in Afghanistan you carry a weapon to protect yourself, unlike Chicago where you would likely be fined, sent to jail and any gangbanger you shoot would have a full legal right to sue.

It's also quite sad to boot that we have more people dying in a peaceful country because of gangs and scum elements running wild with no armed personal protection for the citizenry then 8,000 miles overseas fighting the Taliban, Haqqani and al-Qaida terror networks.

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Me Barry --  you Michelle

Vacation pics of the "me first family"


Me barry.

Me first.

Me in middle.

Me smiling.

Me playing hoops.

Me grinning.

Me with world leaders.

Me eating hot dog.

Me smirking.

Me with some dog.

Me getting off helicopter.

Me getting on helicopter.

Me by myself.

Me with some people.

Me sneaking a dooby.

Me in White House garden.

Me with me-dia.

Me with what's her name & the kids.

Me.

Me.

Me.

Refs Give NBA Black Eye, Talk of the Finals Being Tainted Explodes

I will no longer watch the NBA Finals. As a devoted basketball fan, I can no longer sit by and watch referees either calling some of the most atrocious games I have every seen or a fix masquerading as a game. The awful foul calling has given the NBA a black eye on the biggest stage of all of basketball.

Thunder players are getting smacked, pushed, and knocked over. And in return a foul is either called on them or their is no call at all. The "fouls" being called against the Heat are almost all trivial; non-shot fouls when the Heat are below the limit. They don't amount to anything.

In the meantime, Kevin Durant accumulates fouls as if he's a magnet next to metal. Half of them do not exist. Jeff Van Gundy's inane comments and laughing while saying, "Nope! No foul!" when Durant gets called for nothing just makes it all the more frustrating.

Of course, this garbage did not start in this series. In the Boston-Miami series, there was no call when Rajon Rondo got forearmed in the face in right in front of an official. There were exclamations by Van Gundy during the Pacers-Heat series that fouls against the Pacers should not even be called at the JV level.

But they are and they continue to be. It is almost impossible for the Thunder to beat 8 players at once.

Hop over to twitter and there are literally thousands of tweets proclaiming the Heat or the refs as cheaters. But who can blame them after the travesty that is being showcased every other night?
A Common Example- 8 Tweets in 1 Second All Saying the Same Thing: The Game is Fixed


I would like to point out that this is not, in any way, a swipe against the Heat. They are an excellent basketball team and LeBron James is the best player on the planet. However, a Championship is much less sweet when it's tainted, either by out-and-out fixing or blind referees.

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Refs Murder Thunder, Go Up 2-1; Heat Still Winless

The game's fixed. Sorry if you didn't know, but I am just so fucking tired of watching game after game in which phantom fouls constantly break the Heats' way.

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Greek Election Results Live, June 17, 2012

When there are results for the election in Greece, the video below will be streaming live.

Update: The coverage should start relatively soon.

Update 3, 2:40 EST: With about 30% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.61%
Syriza- 25.87%
Pa.So.K- 12.94%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.42%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.95%
Democratic Left- 6.02%

Update 4, 3:17 EST: With about 45% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.37%
Syriza- 26.17%
Pa.So.K- 12.72%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.45%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.96%
Democratic Left- 6.04%
K.K.E.- 4.45%

Update 5, 4:20 EST: With about 65% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.09%
Syriza- 26.52%
Pa.So.K- 12.58%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.44%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.94%
Democratic Left- 6.05%
K.K.E.- 4.51%

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Rodney King Dead

From the NY Daily News:
Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked massive rioting in Los Angeles in 1992, was found dead at the bottom of a pool on Sunday.

King, 47, was discovered by his fiancé, according to TMZ. CNN later confirmed the report.

King became an icon of police brutality 20 years ago after he was brutally beaten by a group of LAPD officers after a freeway chase through the San Fernando Valley.

Amateur video of the incident caught the officers raining more than 50 baton blows on King’s crumpled, unarmed body.
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Sunday Bible Story --

Father's Day  2012

For I know him, that he will command his children and his
household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord,
to do justice and judgement;  that the Lord may bring upon
Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.   Genesis 18:19


What makes a good father?  What are the true characteristics
necessary for a father to see himself as performing a useful,
continuing purpose in the world?

Since God is our Heavenly Father, and Abraham is the father
of all who believe, as Paul states in Romans 4, perhaps this
verse is a good starting point for Father's Day.

It is pretty clear here that to God, the distinguishing traits of
a good father are those that have to do with how he treats his
children, his household, his family.

Nothing in here about the bowling league, the men's softball
team, the local darts competition, the amateur golf tournament,
the bass fishing contest, watching ESPN on TV, or drinking
with the guys after work.  Nothing about a career, college,
occupation, hobbies or a second job.

You get the idea from this passage that if you are spending
most of your time doing your own thing, and your hobbies,
recreations and pasttimes do not include your family, you're
probably coming up way short here.  And, be that the case,
the problems which stem from those misplaced priorities
are already strangling you.

What does it mean to command your children? 

It really only has one meaning:  time with your children.
And in that time, teaching, directing and showing the
example of a life well lived has no equal.  The daily
example of a Godly father as he goes about his duties is
the proper instruction of children.

There is no such thing as quality time.  There is only time,
measured by all in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months
and years. 

To a child whose father always has time for them, there is
nothing else on earth that can compare.  "Oh, I make sure
I spend quality time with my kids."  Hahahahaha -- that
usually means, "I have my golf, my bowling, my buddies
and the softball league;  I work long hours -- but -- once a
month we go to the lake, and once a year we go on vacation
for a week."   Okay, whatever, can you say, "cop-out,
excuses, selfishness?

To a child, there has never been and never will be such a
thing as "quality time."  The only question a child keeps
in their heart and mind is, "Does my father have time for
me?  Am I important to him?"

And Pops, you don't get a chance to answer that question --
your son or daughter already knows the answer, based on
how and where you spend your time.

"But I have responsibilities at work."  Yeah, yeah, who
doesn't?  "But I need to relax with the guys and some
drinks after work."  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Let me know how
that one works out.

What if you spent as much time and worked as hard with
your children, and wife;  what if you were as dedicated to
them as you are to church, hobbies, TV, and etc?  You
know -- what if you really cared about them and it showed?

How would your children look at you then?  What would
your wife think if you actually put your family first, before
everything else?

The most important thing you can ever give your family
and your children is yourself, your time and attention.  And
in the final analysis --- you have nothing else to give.




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Live Greek Elections Coverage, June 17, 2012

When there are results for the election in Greece, the video below will be streaming live.

Update: The coverage should start relatively soon.

Update 3, 2:40 EST: With about 30% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.61%
Syriza- 25.87%
Pa.So.K- 12.94%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.42%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.95%
Democratic Left- 6.02%

Update 4, 3:17 EST: With about 45% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.37%
Syriza- 26.17%
Pa.So.K- 12.72%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.45%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.96%
Democratic Left- 6.04%
K.K.E.- 4.45%

Update 5, 4:20 EST: With about 65% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.09%
Syriza- 26.52%
Pa.So.K- 12.58%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.44%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.94%
Democratic Left- 6.05%
K.K.E.- 4.51%

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Saudi Crown Prince Passed Away


The Saudi Kingdom was shaken to its core this morning, as Crown Prince and heir to the thrown Nayef bin Abdulaziz passed away for unknown medical reasons in Geneva, Switzerland. Although, I suspect his visit, and untimely death in one of Europe's better medical system's wasn't coincidental.

Nayef served as Interior Minister for thirty-seven years, overseeing the country's counter terrorism efforts, and was named Crown Prince last October by the King, his older brother. He was known to be religiously conservative on domestic issues, especially in regards to King Abdullah's reform efforts.

After a three day period of mourning set to start tomorrow, the king's advisers will meet and discuss who should become the new heir to the throne, which is vital considering the current occupant is 90 years old, likely to pass as well within the next few years and the position itself has tremendous authority and urgent responsibility through out the entire world.

Prince Salman, head of the Defence Ministry and strong supporter of his brother's domestic reforms, is the early front-runner.

But for now, the kingdom's leaders will mourn the passing of their brother, as their close allies in Bahrain order all state flags half-staff and three days of mourning in their nation out of respect.

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Father Forgets

Listen son;  I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw
crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet
on your damp forehead.  I have stolen into your room alone.

Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the
library,  a stifling wave of remorse swept over me.  Guiltily
I came to your bedside.

These are the things I was thinking son:  I had been cross to
you.  I scolded you as you were dressing for school because
you gave your face merely a dab with a towel.  I took you to
task for not cleaning your shoes.  I yelled angrily when you
threw some of your things on the floor.

At breakfast I found fault too.  You spilled things.  You
gulped down your food.  You put your elbows on the table. 
You spread butter too thick on your bread.  And as you
started off to play and I made for my train, you turned and
waved a hand and called, "Goodbye Daddy."  I frowned
and said in reply, "Hold your shoulders back!"

Then it began all over again in the afternoon.  As I came up
the road, I saw you, down on your knees playing marbles.
There were holes in your socks.  I humiliated you in front
of your friends by marching you ahead of me to the house.
Socks were expensive - and if you had to buy them you
would be more careful!  Imagine that son, from your father.

Do you remember later, when I was reading in the library,
how you came in timidly, with a sort of hurt look in your
eyes?  When I glanced up over my paper, impatient at the
interruption, you hesitated at the door.  "What is it you
want?"  I snapped.

You said nothing, but ran across in one tempestuous plunge,
threw your arms around my neck and kissed me;  and your
small arms tightened with an affection that God had set
blooming in your heart and which even my neglect could not
wither.  And then you were gone, pattering up the steps.

Well son, it was shortly afterwards that my paper slipped
from my hands and a terrible sickening fear came over me.
What has habit been doing to me?  The habit of finding
fault, of reprimanding - this was my reward to you for
being a boy?  It was not that I did not love you, it was that
I expected too much from you.  I was measuring you by a
yardstick of my own years.

And there was so much that is good and fine in your
character.  The little heart of yours was as big as the dawn
itself over the wide hills.  This was shown by your
spontaneous impulse to rush in and kiss me good night.

Nothing else matters tonight son.  I have come to your
bedside in the darkness, and I have knelt here, ashamed.

It is a feeble atonement, I know.  I know you would not
understand these things if I told them to you during your
waking hours.  But tomorrow, I will be a real Daddy!  I
will chum with you, and suffer when you suffer, and
laugh when you laugh.  I will bite my tongue when
impatient words come.  I will keep saying to myself,
"He is just a boy, a little boy."

I am afraid I have visualized you as a man.  Yet as I see
you now son, crumpled and weary in your bed, I see
that you are still a baby.  Yesterday you were in your
mother's arms, your head on her shoulder.  I have asked
too much of you, way too much.



Reprinted from The Reader's Digest, and How to Win
Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, 1936.


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Watch Niagara Falls Crossing, June 15, 2012

Update- And he has traversed the line successfully! To sum it up in a word: epic. Thanks for stopping by Pundit Press everyone. Please enjoy the rest of the site.



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Hosni Mubarak Dead?

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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Mubarak Dead?

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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MSNBC on Romney Bus Tour: Wouldn't it Be Interesting if His Bus Exploded? (With Video)

On Martin Bashir's poorly rated MSNBC show, he introduced Mitt Romney's bus tour today. The segment started off as normal, with Bashir introducing the show and the date. It was all downhill from there.

MSNBC then cut to a video of Romney, in which they made the video intentionally grainy, then repeatedly zoomed in on him speaking. They quoted Romney with the usual soundbite, then showed his bus driving around.

All of a sudden, Bashir asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" At that moment, the video of Romney's bus cuts to a bus exploding while people can be heard screaming in pain. MSNBC then proceeds to show several clips of buses engulfed in flames as well as a man shooting a cow for some reason.

Then, "Come on Get Happy" blares, implying that Mr. Romney dying in a horrible, flaming death would make the American people ecstatic. You can watch the video below:

Imagine if Fox News had done such a daft video about the President. There is no doubt that analysts on the left would be screaming "racist" until the cows came home. Or at least until MSNBC showed a video of a cow being shot.

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Live Blogging Greek Elections, June 17, 2012

When there are results for the election in Greece, the video below will be streaming live.

Update: The coverage should start relatively soon.

Update 3, 2:40 EST: With about 30% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.61%
Syriza- 25.87%
Pa.So.K- 12.94%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.42%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.95%
Democratic Left- 6.02%

Update 4, 3:17 EST: With about 45% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.37%
Syriza- 26.17%
Pa.So.K- 12.72%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.45%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.96%
Democratic Left- 6.04%
K.K.E.- 4.45%

Update 5, 4:20 EST: With about 65% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.09%
Syriza- 26.52%
Pa.So.K- 12.58%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.44%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.94%
Democratic Left- 6.05%
K.K.E.- 4.51%

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Not Worth a Continental



The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) was established in 1913 as one of the cornerstones of the Progressive agenda.  They said it was a way to stop the boom and bust cycle which has always been a fixture of capitalist economies.  The Fed is America’s third Central Bank.  The First and Second Banks of the United States were born out of Alexander Hamilton’s ideas as expressed in his famous Second Report on Public Credit in 1790.  The first bank was allowed to expire and the last was ultimately killed by Andrew Jackson in 1833.  Jackson believed the Bank had too great an influence politically and economically.

The United States grew to become the greatest industrial power on earth in the next eighty years without a central bank.

Established in 1913, the Federal Reserve is America's central bank.  It is semi-independent/semi-public depending on which role is needed to justify its actions.  It is run by a board of seven Governors.  These Governors are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.  Led by a Chairman who is also appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate these eight people control a system of twelve Regional Federal Reserve Banks which have numerous branches throughout the United States. The Fed can expand or contract the money supply in many ways.  They print money both physically and digitally, they set interest rates, they can loosen or tighten the regulations for lending, and they can purchase debt from the Treasury.  Most of these measures are neither understood nor noticed by the general public.  This helps build and maintain the impression of a mysterious institution behind a curtain pulling levers and pressing buttons secretly controlling the economy.  In many ways this impression is correct

Ben Bernanke is the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  Some believe that this is the most important post in the United States because the Federal Reserve controls our economy through its control of the money supply.  Mr. Bernanke acquired the nickname Helicopter Ben from a speech he delivered in 2002 entitled, “Deflation: Making Sure “It” Doesn’t Happen Here.” 

In this famous speech he said, “The sources of deflation are not a mystery. Deflation is in almost all cases a side effect of a collapse of aggregate demand – a drop in spending so severe that producers must cut prices on an ongoing basis in order to find buyers. Likewise, the economic effects of a deflationary episode, for the most part, are similar to those of any other sharp decline in aggregate spending–namely, recession, rising unemployment, and financial stress.”  This is a well stated summation of the problem of deflation.

As a defense against the ravages of deflation the future Chairman of the Federal Reserve never actually said he would drop money from a helicopter.  What he said was, “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.”  Which was coupled by later analysts and pundits with the statement, “A money-financed tax cut is essentially equivalent to Milton Friedman's famous ‘helicopter drop' of money.”

In the popular imagination this has been shortened into the oft misquoted belief that he said he would get in a helicopter and drop bales of money to combat deflation.

The collapse of the Housing Bubble in 2008 brought the American economy to a standstill and threatened to escalate into a systemic collapse of major banks and other financial institutions.  To stop the wheels from coming off the commercial cart the politicians reacted with unusual speed and vigor.  George Bush famously said, “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system” when he advocated and passed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) which was designed to buy mortgage backed securities in an effort to inject money into the American banking system and thus restart the economy.  This 700 Billion dollar fund (later resized to 475 Billion) was eventually used instead to bailout major banks, AIG, and buy GM and Chrysler with only 22 billion ever going to buy toxic assets. 

This was followed by President Obama’s stimulus bill which cost another 800 billion and was supposedly designed to kick start the economy by providing jobs.  The Congressional Budget Office eventually evaluated that these shovel-ready jobs cost 4.1 million each.  But then again as our President later joked, “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.”

Spending government money to prime the economic pump cannot work.  The government doesn’t produce anything.  It must either take the money out of the economy through taxation taking from the productive for the benefit of the unproductive or print the money thus causing inflation.  All the government can do is redistribute wealth; it does not create it.  And when the government is in the business of picking winners and losers we all lose freedom, liberty, and opportunity.

Inflation is a rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and the resulting loss of value of currency.   The Progressives didn’t invent inflation.  The Obama Administration isn’t the first to resort to inflation to keep the ball rolling without the pain of tax increases.  America was born in inflation.  During the Revolution one of the greatest problems was how to finance the war.  America was effectively blockaded by the massive British fleet and unable to trade with the rest of the world.  So the government printed the money they needed, and printed and printed and printed until the money was effectively worthless coining instead of wealth the shameful saying, “Not worth a Continental.”  These early ancestors to our dollar were eventually redeemed at 100 to 1.

Helicopter Ben has already overseen two rounds of monetary inflation referred to by the mysterious name of Quantitative Easing (QE) which is a fancy way of saying the Fed floods the banks with money.  The staggering size of these have only now begun to come to light showing that since the 2008 collapse the Fed has flushed more than 16 trillion dollars out of the pockets of taxpayers and into the hands of banks and corporations both foreign and domestic designated by the Federal Government as too big to fail.  That is more money in four years than the entire national debt which has taken 236 years to accumulate and QE 3 is on the way.

While running for office and telegraphing his distributive goals Mr. Obama said we need to spread the wealth around. Chairman Bernanke has said the government can produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.  However, no matter what these two wannabe puppet masters may believe there is no free lunch.  In their insolated ivory-tower gated community world they may never have to pay the tab for their misguided attempts to create wealth with the wave of their hand.  Those of us who work for a living who live in the world of family budgets will.  The money we earn will be worth less and less and less until it is worthless.  The money we have saved will lose value day by day.  Someday people may not say, “It’s not worth a Continental.” They may instead say, “It’s not worth a dollar.”

The problem with getting older is you can remember when what we now pay at the pump was a car payment, and what we now pay for groceries was a house payment.  The central-planers behind the curtain in OZ may tell us there is no inflation, but our eyes and our wallets tell us something else: the truth.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens




The Pseudologia Fantastica-in-Chief   
                         or
          Liar, liar, Pants on Fire


In 1828, Noah Webster defined a liar as "a person who knowingly
utters falsehood;  one who declares to another as a fact what he
knows to be not true, and with an intention to deceive him."

A compulsive liar is one who lies out of habit.

But the real professional liars are called:

Pseudologia fantastica:  falsification entirely disproportionate
to any discernible end in view;  may be extensive and very
complicated;  may manifest over a period of years or even a
lifetime.

Ergo!  Voila!  We have finally struck upon the truth about the
greatest liar in the universe.

Barry Davis' Soetoro Obama's speech yesterday was an unfortunate
re-hashing of the lies he has told and probably believes, for the
last three and a half ninesixteen, well, all his life.

To list his lies here, or anywhere is impossible.  Fiscally
conservative?  A Christian?  Take care of veterans?  Transparent?
Four million jobs created?  Forward?  Kenya?  Hawaii?  Davis?
Soetoro?  Obama?  Smith?

We all know that to Washington DC politicians, lying is just
another word for politics as usual.  The cosmopolitian language
of politicians is the lie. 

Were Diogenes alive today, he could have a one million
megawatt spotlight in his search for an honest man, and he
could wander around DC until doomsday and never find an
honest man.

But Barry Soetoro Dunham Davis Barack Hussein Obama --
or whatever his real name is --  has raised the art of lying to
a level where Bill Clinton, OJ Simpson and Ted Kennedy look
like rank amateurs.

His speech yesterday to a bunch of high schoolers thinking they
are in college is a prime example.  If one of them had given a
speech like this in one of their speech classes, they would have
been laughed out of the joint, with their joint.

And yet the media, and I use the term sardonicly, uses words
like:  falsehoods, mis-spoke, fact check, instead of using Barry's
real middle name:  pseudologica fantastica.

Some politicians lie because they have to, they are forced to, or
because they are not sure of the truth.  Barry Davis lies because
it is his lifelong nature to lie, to believe his lies, to enjoy his
lying, and to lie on purpose.

This sort of pathological lying is indicative of a man with no
integrity, no conscience and no soul.

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France: It's a Civil War in Syria... Casual Observers: You Think?


I believe the French Foreign Minister should win the "stating the obvious award of 2012" with this quote: "if you can't call it a civil war, then there are no words to describe it." Whoa nelly..... There's some deep logic for ya, I wonder how long it took for him to reach that conclusion?


Apparently, after fifteen months of armed conflict between pro-government and anti-government forces, with over thirteen thousand dead civilians in the process, France is now just realizing Syria is embroiled in civil war. Jeez, I wonder how long it would've taken them to recognize the American one, or did they just discover that today as well?


This is the problem with our world today: if two different sides, especially sides divided by religion as well as overall power, are fighting over control of the domestic government in an organized way, that's a civil war... However, it takes our western powers and international bodies almost fifteen months, and fifteen thousand dead for them to recognize that. 


And even worse.... Now that the world is just realizing Syria is in a civil war, all of these stories concerning what should be done now are popping up every where in the media. When we should have joined the rebels seven months ago, after we finished our mission in Libya, and maybe I wouldn't be writing this article about when a civil war is a civil war, and instead about us sending al-Assad to meet Qaddafi in a nice, warm spot reserved for despots in hell.


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Heat Still Winless as Refs Down Thunder, 100-96

Apparently the judges at the Pacquiao-Bradley fight were quick to find another gig: calling the NBA Finals. The officiating was awful, period. Some calls went against the Heat. Many, many more went against the Thunder. Was it fixed? Maybe. Was it called horribly? Without a doubt.

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Hosni Mubarak Dead? June 19, 2012

There are conflicting reports about whether the former leader of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is dead. Rumors are that the military is holding back news of his death in order to time when people will go out on the street to celebrate. However, that is only a rumor.

It could very well be true that he is alive and on the cusp of death. Or possibly even nowhere near death and this is another rumor that pops up every so often.

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Roger Clemens Found Innocent?

Update: Not guilty on all charges!

The Clemens jury has ended their deliberation. The verdict will be announced momentarily. From the Washington Post:
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in a packed courtroom in the District’s federal court.

Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.

Deliberations began Tuesday, but jurors were off on Thursday and Friday.

The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
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Roger Clemens Found Guilty?

Update: Not guilty on all charges!

The Clemens jury has ended their deliberation. The verdict will be announced momentarily. From the Washington Post:
The jury in the perjury case of legendary pitcher Roger Clemens completed its deliberations Monday afternoon. The verdict is expected to be delivered shortly in a packed courtroom in the District’s federal court.

Over seven weeks of testimony in the case against Clemens, jurors heard from more than 40 witnesses, including former major league ballplayers, a housekeeper, the general manager of the New York Yankees and the wife of the star pitcher. The trial, initially anticipated to last four to six weeks, was at times slow going, with two jurors dismissed for sleeping on the job.

Deliberations began Tuesday, but jurors were off on Thursday and Friday.

The baseball legend was on trial for a second time, charged with six counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress for denying in 2008 that he had ever taken steroids or human growth hormone. A House panel was following up on a 2007 report by former senator George Mitchell that connected dozens of ballplayers, including Clemens, to performance-enhancing drugs.
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October  Surprise -- BOO!!!


W-e-l-l, as President Reagan used to say,  w-e-l-l, the media,
and I use the term loosely, is hoping that Barry has what is now
called, "the October Surprise."  And the the matchless, hapless
media is trying to figure out what that will be.

"October Surprise" is sort of a silly moniker for any campaign
which is supposedly saving some great piece of knowlege for
release just before the election, hoping to save the world for
their candidate.

It might go back as far as the Nixon campaign, which the
nitwits are still trying to dredge up for this election.  Seems
they want to prove that President Nixon was really a bad
guy.  Lemme tell ya, sure, he swore, but, that was 1972 and
compared to these Chicago misfits, that warn't nuthin' back
then.  Third grade public school playgrounds now sound
worse. 

At least President Nixon took a breath between swear
words, unlike these thugs.  Barry, you're no President Nixon.

AND, so they had a little burglary.  So what?  Back then they
did not send guys like Rod Blagojevich to prison for knowing
too much;  AND they did not kill people who got in the way,
and they did not hide their records, all their records, from
the public.  (just the LP's) 

And then October Surprise was used, they say, in the Carter
years, and by the way Barry, you're no Jimmy Carter.  But
alas, I have digressed.

So as to keep the campaign money rolling into the media coffers,
for the entire campaign, the media is instructed to say, Barry is
ahead;  wait, Mitt is ahead;  oh wait, they're neck and neck;  this
one is too close to call;  and they will keep saying that up until
election day, simply because they need to make it look close so
both sides keep spending millions and millions and millions of
dollars to keep the idiotic networks afloat.

But since we don't know what the October surprise is yet, in
the public interest (barry's and michelle's interest in squatting
for four more years in the White House), I thought I would make
some suggestions, hoping to tap into some special interest groups
which Barry and Mimi have not thought of yet.

Here goes:

Pot smokers:  how about a chicken in every pot, and pot in every
government paycheck.  Since pot seems to be the drug of Barry's
enthusiastic-ness, lets invite the choom gang to the roof of the
White House, and surprise all like minded voters.  W-a-i-t  a
s-e-c-o-n-d  d-u-d-e ---  do  we  like  have  to v-o-t-e?

Conservative bloggers:  here's a group Barry needs some votes
from. Lets make it legal to use Bluff-my-Call, and get some
swat teams to wakes these poor bloggers up in the middle of
the night, and have them arrested, or shot, then call it off the
next afternoon.

Barney Frank's husband:  how about Barry and Mimi crash
Barney's "wedding?"  Barry and Mimi could do a duet, "Stand
by your man."  That would possibly get some more of the "gay"
vote.  Barry, call Barney Maybe.

How about a reality show called "Make My Day" where Barry
could publicly go over his kill list, and have listeners text
in their least favorite, thus making Barry's tough guy image
look, you know, like Dirty Barry.

How about no more speeding tickets for Barry voters?

No seat belts necessary for Barry voters?

Legalize drinking and driving, for Barry voters?

Three day work week for Barry voters?

Barry care expanded to surgery and weight loss programs for
cat owners, if they have no ID and vote for Barry.

A huge vote getter would be if Mimi was to shut up for the
rest of the campaign.

I know, I know, this is stupid.  BUT --  wait till you see what
Barry will bring up in October, then ax me if these are stupid.

Hope I didn't ruin Barry's surprise, he is so-o-o-o likeable. 



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Russia Cracksdown on Anti-Putin Opposition


HT: USA Today

As the Russian government openly aids the hostile Assad regime that has killed over 10,000 of his own people since protests began last spring, it's slowly restricting the rights, and freedoms of its dissidents in Moscow, St. Petersburg and across Russia.

This was brought to bare yesterday as somewhere between 20,000 and 120,000 anti-Putin protesters peacefully voiced their opposition to Vladimir Putin's third term in office, which they believe is due to widespread fraud in Russia's presidential election earlier this year and growing oppression their leaders experience on a daily basis.

Such as what occurred on Monday, coincidentally right before the protests, when the homes of several prominent opposition leaders were searched by masked police officers who seized personal computers, cellphones and other items. While opposition leaders (possibly the same) were ordered to appear for questioning an hour before the protests started.

Parliament, which is controlled by the pro-Putin and ill-named "United Russia Party", passed a bill that increases fines 150% for unregistered demonstrators just last week, could mark the beginning of more draconian measures of dealing with the opposition then has been customary thus far, such as restricting freedom to protest entirely.

The news these days is quite depressing in regards to Russia, especially when you see Stalinist trends reemerge in what should be a freer, more westernized 21st century Russia that is sadly just another reinvention of their bloody five hundred year past of government totalitarianism and citizen oppression.

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Brooklyn YR Likely Assembly Candidate


Although my knowledge of Brooklyn politics is short and generally useless, I do know that if the Republican Party nominates Russell Gallo, head of the borough's young republican club, for state assembly: there's going to be one hell of an interesting race this November.

From Politicker:
Russell Gallo, the President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans, is planning to run against Democratic Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz, setting the stage for what will likely be one of the few competitive assembly battles in New York City this November.
Reached for comment, Mr. Gallo said that he’s “not making any public statements until we get closer to the end of petitioning,” however, according to multiple sources familiar with his efforts, he fully intends to run.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gallo, who is the co-host of the Brooklyn GOP Radio show, at this past weekend's statewide gathering of Young Republicans and I was quite impressed by him, especially when I later learned he's a U.S. Army Guard (which I'm currently in the process of enlisting in) veteran who served in Iraq.

Despite the historical democratic leanings of Brooklyn, the recent elections of pro-Israel Republicans in the district indicates Mr. Gallo, who is a hard working Brooklyn area politico to be sure, definitely has a strong chance of ousting the incumbent Democrat and turning the borough even redder in the aftermath of Turner's historic victory last year.

Regardless, I wish Mr. Gallo the best and hope to hit the streets for the prospective candidate sometime this fall.

Live Streaming Greek Elections, June 17, 2012

When there are results for the election in Greece, the video below will be streaming live.

Update: The coverage should start relatively soon.

Update 3, 2:40 EST: With about 30% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.61%
Syriza- 25.87%
Pa.So.K- 12.94%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.42%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.95%
Democratic Left- 6.02%

Update 4, 3:17 EST: With about 45% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.37%
Syriza- 26.17%
Pa.So.K- 12.72%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.45%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.96%
Democratic Left- 6.04%
K.K.E.- 4.45%

Update 5, 4:20 EST: With about 65% of the vote in (from what I can tell):
New Democracy- 30.09%
Syriza- 26.52%
Pa.So.K- 12.58%
Anexartiti Ellines- 7.44%
Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazis)-6.94%
Democratic Left- 6.05%
K.K.E.- 4.51%

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It  Is  Absolutely  Clear  The  White House Is
                                NOT
           Doing   Good  Mediocre   Fine


If there was ever a time in the last three and one half years
when the golfer-in-chief actually needed a vacation, it is
this month.

Let's talk about all the things that are going well for him:

.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program.  That
Eric (Aim High Boys, They're riding Clydesdales) Holder
should be fired, then jailed, is a given.  This week he is
confident of his own confidence, next week he'll be taking
the Fifth, which is apparently all he knows of the Constitution
he has lied to uphold.

The Supreme Court probably has the denial done for the
unlawful, unconstitutional, un-common sense piece of
horse puckey Barry Soetoro broke who knows how many
laws to get passed.  That slap in the grinning chops to Barry
should come in the next four to six weeks, possibly while
Barry is snubbing the Kennedys, what is left of them, on
Marty's Vineyard. (with Michelle in Aspen, Spain or Reno.)

Barry and the other composite idiots seemingly cannot open
their big mouths on the campaign trail without looking like
Phyllis Diller unplugged.

The only thing Barry is good at lately is raising cash.

I know, how about he resigns the White House and just goes
on a "Pay Down The Five Trillion I Borrowed" cash raising
campaign.  All funds to the debt, of course.

Meanwhile, the "news" media, and I use the term loosely,
keeps bringing up the perhaps-ness of "what if there were
no election in November?"  Oh no, couldn't happen, oh no,
the people wouldn't stand for it;  oh boy -- what if it is a tie?
1876 and 2000 deja vu all over again.  Where is George
Armstrong Custer when you need him?

Next we'll see a help wanted ad on Craig's List:

           Wanted, several thousend goons; must
           self motivated, honest, hard working;
           like to intimidate voters, must be able to
           read  make signs and spel;  experience with
           ACORN, SEIU,  OCCUPY,  STRIKES
           and other fruits and nuts is a good thing;
           jail time no problem;  no ID -- no problem -- must
           be available furst weak en  november,
           kall eric holder or axelrod as soone  as
           possible,  use white Hose phone number.

Like Sonny and Cher used to say, "and the beat goes on."

Allen Wins Virginia GOP Senate Primary


Former U.S. Senator George Allen was never really in danger of not clinching the Republican nomination to run for his old senate seat against former Democratic Governor and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, but I don't think too many people expected him to win the primary by so much:

George Allen: 172,721 - 66.2%
Jamie Radtke: 58,929 - 22.6%
Bob Marshall: 17,272 - 6.6%
E.W. Jackson: 12,061 - 4.6%

With a significant two-thirds of the vote victory in the bag, Allen can now turn his full attention to defeating the former stooge of Barack Obama in November, and return this seat, which he lost in 2006 when leftists embroiled him in a politically incorrect scandal over the word "macaca," back into the Republican column.

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New U.N. Policy on Syria: Twist Arms?


Apparently the new United Nations plan for ending violence in Syria, at least to envoy Kofi Annan, is to have governments with influence over the rogue nation to twist arms and hope for the best, which comes amid U.N. reports that Assad's regime is now on the list of 52 governments/terrorist groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children during armed conflicts.

Wait... What?!

Which influential government are we talking about here? Syria only has two friends in the entire world; neither has supported one U.N. resolution, suggestion or plan to legitimately end the internal conflict. The Russians do nothing but obstruct us on the security council and Iran is even aiding the Syrian government's brutal assault.

I have got to give Annan credit though, because in this situation where conditions are worsening every day on the ground, he somehow managed to conceive a new solution that is even more unlikely, and useless then the "cease fire agreement" he has been campaigning for the last several months to no avail.

This is maddening.

The world has been watching Assad, his government and his Alawite sect murder over 10,000 of their fellow countryman, and because of "war weariness," or whatever the hell that is supposed to mean, we remain on the sidelines, paralyzed, and do nothing to aid the rebels who are struggling to stay alive and maintain what they can from their uprising.

It's simple, really. If we want to defeat Assad - we must arm the rebels with heavy weaponry while at the same time we end this bureaucratic bullshit within the United Nations and start coordinating our own plan with the "Friends of Syria" organization, which among arming and funding the rebels, should consider us intervening at some point.

That, at least, would be moral and considerate of the men, women and children fighting in Syria, who do not deserve to become a footnote in history as the opposition that was defeated, because no one did anything to help them.

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Yahoo News: Americans are "Secretly Racist" Against the President

There is dumb and there is dumb. I consider racism to be a disgusting form of mental cowardice, where you paint an entire race or nationality as one way or another. Facts do not sway racists and they simply label people with a large brush stroke.

Thus, the irony is incredibly deep with Yahoo's frontpage story today, in which it declares Americans "secretly racist" based on their... search engine entries. Specifically, Yahoo contests that Americans are particularly racist toward President Obama.

The fact that Mr. Obama was elected in 2008 does not even truly enter into the discussion; nope, we are racists all, apparently including those who voted for him. Yahoo does try to explain away some of their ridiculous findings, but their headline gets straight to what they are talking about: "Are Americans secretly racist? Yes:"

The article intentionally passes over exactly what the research was looking for other than saying data about "racially tinged" searches was monitored. They also searched for the n-word.

They did not discuss how they got the samples. They did not discuss how many samples they used in the studies. They did not account for double counting, where people may have been searching a quote a racist said. They did not account for mistakes in spelling. No, according to Yahoo news, if you have ever used a bad word in a search bar, you are a racist.

Doing everything they possibly can for the administration, Yahoo even goes as far as saying that the 41% of the vote Keith Judd received in the West Virginia primary against Obama was entirely from racism. Nowhere in the article is it even mentioned that he is a democrat.

This is probably why no one uses Yahoo as a search engine anymore.

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Barry & Michelle's Economy  IS  in  Fine  Shape



The greatest weakness of power is the belief that one deserves it.

Barry and Michelle have committed that great sin, and the mistake
they are making is that they are wallowing in it like two pigs in
the slop.

Like two spoiled children, they are bragging, boasting, and
showing off in a way we have never seen in the White House.

They are revealing to our country who they really are.  The idea is
that no matter how bad Barry is making things for the rest of us,
they want us to know that Barry and Michelle are doing fine.

When he back-watered about his statement on the economy,  he
was lying.  To him, the economy is fine, his economy.  For him
and her,  it is as fine as it has ever been in their miserable socialist
lives.

Check out the white house menu:

Butternut squash bisque;  red/green lettuce wrapped in daikon
sheets w/ masago rice pearl crispies;  
Kobe beef/Wagyu beef;
black lentil terrine with lump crabmeat; 
grilled skirt steak, poblano sauce & sauteed spinach;
minted spring pea salad;
couscous w/ chard, tomatoes & sardines; 
cucumber avocado soup;
eggs veggie frittata; 
salmon croquettes; 
holiday gulf shrimp cocktail;

and the list of the world's finest cuisine goes on forever.

Of course they think the economy is fine.  For them, it is.

Meanwhile, out here in real America, where we all live, the
menu is something like:  hamburger, spagetti, meatloaf, mac
and cheese, pork and beans, potato salad, tacos, ham and
turkey at the holidays.

How about the vacations?

2009  August  --Martha's Vineyard
2009   August  -- Grand Canyon & Yellowstone
2009  Christmas -- Hawaii
2010  March -- New York City
2010  May  --  Chicago
2010  July -- Mount Desert Island, Maine
2010  August -- Martha's Vineyard
2010  August -- Michelle & daughter in Spain
2010  August  -- Barry's "birthday" Chicago
2010  August -- Panama City
2010  Christmas -- Hawaii
2011  President's Day  -- soetoro girls to Aspen
2011  June -- Soetoro girls to South Africa
2011  summer -- Martha's Vineyard
2011  Christmas -- Hawaii
2012  President's Day  -- Soetoro girls in Aspen
2012  Spring break for Malia -- Mexico  --25 Secret Service

Of course they think the economy is fine.  For them, it is.

And Barry's vacations?  Check this out:  One trip to each of
the following countries:  Australia, Brazil, Chile, China,
Columbia, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland,
Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudia Arabia,
Singapore, Trinadad & Tobago, Turkey, Rome.

Two trips to these:  Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom.

Three visits:  Afghanistan, South Korea.

Four:  France.

Of course he thinks the economy is fine.  For him, it is.

How about the over 200 campaign fundraisers?  He is
asking for and getting over 300,000,00 dollars so far.

It makes you wonder how he has  time for daily
workouts, basketball with the boy friends, and the 100
or so golf games.

Of course he thinks the economy is fine.  For him, it is.

This country has never seen the like of someone infected
with such thoughts of his and her own greatness.  We are
seeing firsthand the terrible the weakness of power in the
hands of those who are too immature to handle it.

You can tell about a person's character by how they are
affected by power.  Barry and Michelle have exhibited no
character.  They are two gimme children, selfish brats
with nowhere to go but out.  Out of the White House, out
of public life, out of our hair for good.