Nancy Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Healthcare

by the Left Coast Rebel

I've been blogging for a year next month. I've learned so much in such a short time. I've seen so many things that our 'leaders' have done being connected as a citizen-journalist, it would make your head spin. Perhaps I am still a bit naive, however. When I saw the Memeorandum headline from Fox News, "Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care" I assumed something entirely different. Now mind you, I am naive perhaps because my first assumption when reading this headline was that Nasty Pelosi suddenly had (the first) honest moment in her career. She was admitting that Obamacare would cost American jobs - as it will, millions, in fact. Of course I was wrong, though. Pelosi was actually making a reference to the jobs of Democratic members of Congress.

Yes, the jobs and careers of individual representatives are a distant second in Pelosi's eyes to socialized medicine. Perhaps this sort of radicalism is not surprising. Nancy Pelosi knows well that Democratic health care takeover schemes represent perhaps the biggest power grab that the Federal government will have ever accomplished. A permanent liberal-statist majority created by such legislation then is, for a statist - much more important than one election cycle.

Charlie Crist in Florida Would Not Scrap Obamacare but Can't Identify Parts Worth Keeping

by the Left Coast Rebel

Charlie Crist (RINO-FL) coming out swinging and giving ample fodder to liberty activists and Tea Partiers with an admission made to the Palm Beach Post. Apparently he isn't 'quite so against' Obamacare or at least entirely ambiguous about it and the Democratic socialized medicine power grab. Are you listening Marco Rubio campaign team. Do you guys and gals in the Mark Rubio campaign camp need help making a soon-to-be viral video of Crist admitting this? Here's the excerpt from Post on Politics:

“There may be parts of it that you don’t have to scrap. There are three parts of it that I would like to see scrapped: It would raise taxes significantly, it would raise rates significantly and it would take half-a-trillion dollars out of Medicare.

“I think the real issue here, as it relates to health care, is that people want it to not cost so much and people want to have access to it. I think there is a consensus of agreement that the health care that is delivered in America is good. But it’s not easy to get it and it’s too expensive when you do get it.”

Asked if there were any parts of the bill he liked, Crist said:

“I don’t think a whole lot. Watching the discussion yesterday (Thursday) you get a chance to sort of see more of it be ferreted out. You know, I’m the kind of guy … I’m pragmatic. The stimulus is a great example. We needed the money. Every other Republican governor took it, too. I was just maybe a little more honest and straight forward about it. Well, shame on me for being honest. But, you know, as it relates to health care, if there are good ideas, I’m willing to look at them. And I would take that same approach to any issue in Washington.”

Asked again if there were any parts he liked he said:

“Not at present. No.”

Not one good idea?

“There may be. There may be. You know, I’m pretty focused on Florida right now. I mean, after the session I’ll be more focused on the issues in Washington. But I’ve got to do my first job first.”

Memo to the Marco Rubio campaign - do you guys need help making this go viral?

Via Memeorandum

Hawaii Tsunami 2010 Video: Hawaiian Tsunami Time Elapsed from Hilo Bay

by the Left Coast Rebel

Although the Hawaiian tsunami due to the 8.8 earthquake in Chile turned out to not be quite the event that it possibly could have been, the islands were still affected, as evidence by this time elapsed tsunami video from Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. While not shocking, this Hawaii tsunami video is quite interesting:

via Google Trends

This Morning's Example that the Main Stream Press is not only Liberal and Corrupt but Stupid: Rick Sanchez of CNN and 9 Meters in English

by the Left Coast Rebel

I told Wes last night on his radio show that one of the reasons that I have so much energy for the Left Coast Rebel is simple motivation of hatred for America's press. I simply hate it. I hate the liberal dogma, the political correctness, the rigid government/media complex. In some ways I hate the mains stream media even more than the country's leadership because if we did have an honest, active press, politicians wouldn't be able to get away with what they do.

After all, traditionally in America (and Constitutionally) the press was set up to protect American citizens from the government. Can you imagine that?

Sometimes, however individuals in the main stream press (along with being liberals and corrupt) are just roundly stupid. Rick Sanchez of CNN proves this by not knowing how many feet nine meters represents in English. Hat tip Newsbusters, via Memeorandum:

Theater of the Deranged: Nancy Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views'

by the Left Coast Rebel

But of course the Tea Pary movement and Nancy Pelosi share views! Tea Partiers agree with Nancy Pelosi that the Constitution should be thrown out the window (or burned, or both). Tea Party activists think that we should bankrupt our country with social spending and new entitlements. Tea Party folks think that the Federal government should lack any modicum of transparency because 'they know best'. Did I miss anything?

Via Memeorandum

Left Coast Rebel on Blog Talk Radio with Wes Messamore of Humble Libertarian

by the Left Coast Rebel

Last night I had the distinct privilege to co-host a blog talk radio show with Wes Messamore, the brain and talent behind both my site's look and the proprietor of the Humble Libertarian. Wes and I discussed several issues ranging from current events (Chile vs. Haiti regarding the earthquakes) as well as broad topics. We also discussed effective blogging so all of you aspiring blogger types out there should tune in for that too. To listen to the show simply go to the blog talk link here.

Hawaiian Tsunami Videos: Hawaiian Tsunami UPDATE

by the Left Coast Rebel

With over a thousand hits this morning by the simple queries Hawaii Tsunami, Hawaii Tsunami 2010, Hawaii Tsunami 2010 Video, Hawaii Tsunami Video, Hawaii Tsunami Videos, Hilo Bay, Live Hawaii Cams Tsunami News, Natural Disaster, Oahu, Tsunami 2010 Hawaii, Tsunami Hawaii 2010, I think I struck Google gold. I found few more videos of the 2010 Hawaii tsunami. First off I'll start with some legitimate videos.

An AP video of the 2010 Hawaii tsunami that shows the ocean receding:

This one's cool too,Hilo Bay (I visited a year and a half ago). Note the reef that is covered by water, this apparently was the fourth tsunami wave to hit Hawaii:

CBS News on the Big Island yesterday,(note the proximity of the Four Seasons to the water), I had the privilege of enjoying an evening at this dinner (thanks, Matt and J.)during my honeymoon in 2008:

Now beware, this video is floating around as the 'hawaii 2010 tsunami video' but in reality it is just what may have happened in Hawaii but didn't. It is actually footage from 2004 in Indonesia:

Via Google Trends

Al Gore Crying in the New York Times: Al Gore Thinks 'We Can't Wish Away Climate Change'

by the Left Coast Rebel

Does Al Gore have an epic polar bear hangover? Speaking of polar bears, hangovers and con artists - oh, man, if ever I read a doozy that would encapsalate all of the above it would be Al Gore's New York Times op-ed this weekend. Essentially Al Gore trumps up all of the old bromides and slogans, party-line pandering and weepy-chicken little 'sky is falling scenarios' to (attempt) to make the reader feel that the impending doom of mankind by the hand of mankind-created global warming is still the greatest threat to mankind even though every bit of damning evidence that has come out recently in the Climatgate, IPCC, myriad scandals.

I gleaned some Al Gore (aka ManBearPig) goodies from the NYT piece so that you wouldn't have to. I'm sure that Al Gore's 'We Can't Wish Away Global Warming' op-ed will be a huge discussion on A.M. talk radio come monday:
It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.

But what a burden would be lifted! We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands. We could instead celebrate the naysayers who had doggedly persisted in proving that every major National Academy of Sciences report on climate change had simply made a huge mistake.

Al Gore also capitulates on Climatgate but then (predictably) and merely states that 'it doesn't matter' essentially and that irregardless of the botched data and scandals, global warming is still a 'consensus'. Oh how dying ideologies based on lies are hard to die:

It is true that the climate panel published a flawed overestimate of the melting rate of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas, and used information about the Netherlands provided to it by the government, which was later found to be partly inaccurate. In addition, e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain showed that scientists besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law.

Now granted this is just a little of the first page of 3 pages of his NYT op-ed. Go here to read the rest.Also read a good summary at the Lonely Conservative.

Via Memeorandum

The New and (un) Improved Communist Obama Insider Van Jones Feels Love for Glenn Beck?

by the Left Coast Rebel

A bizarre transformation is taking place. Behold the new artist formerly known as the 'green jobs czar' Van Jones and his 'can't we all just sing kumbaya and get along' mantra. Even stranger he is extending an olive branch to Glenn Beck. Recall that Glenn Beck essentially got Van Jones fired and outed for his radical communist current/past. This, via Memeorandum, via the New York Times:

On Friday night, Mr. Jones, once a “green jobs” adviser to President Obama, was in Los Angeles to accept the President’s Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for his work promoting a green economy.

In his acceptance speech, televised live on local Fox stations, Mr. Jones had words for his “fellow countryman, Glenn Beck.”

“I see you, and I love you, brother,” Mr. Jones said. “I love you and you cannot do anything about it. I love you and you cannot do anything about it. Let’s be one country. Let’s be one country. Let’s get the job done.”

It should come as no surprise that the NAACP loves Van Jones as Van Jones fits the mold of the race-identity communist movement perfectly. Recall that I wrote earlier this week:
Lest we forget, we are talking about a communist here. A communist radical that never even claimed to have denounced his past or present. A communist under the veil of 'green' and such. Do you ever notice that groups like NAACP grant clemency to the worst among us? Violent rap 'artists', far-left communist types, dictators like Castro, those that wish to dismantle America? Why do they do this?
Here is a video of communist 'green jobs' Van Jones accepting his esteemed communist NAACP 'award':

UPDATED: Via HotAirPundit, Glenn Beck responds on Twitter to Van Jones' 'love' for Glenn Beck:

Barack Obama on Global Warming (and the Chile Earthquake): "We Can't Control Nature"

by the Left Coast Rebel

Hat-tip Gateway Pundit, Via Memeorandum, Barack Obama - in his own words - repudiates the entire global warming alarmist, statist power grab. Barack Obama, "We Can't Control Nature".

No, Obama, we can't:

Sea World Killer Whale Attack Footage Video used to Spread Malware?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Listen to this - much like the spectacle that I witnessed with the massive Google search for the video of the Winter Olympics luger death, there is a flood of searches coming in for the video that shows Dawn Brancheau getting killed by Tilikum the killer whale. Google is flooded with the queries, 'killer whale attack footage', 'killer whale attack youtube', 'whale killing trainer video', 'killer whale attacks trainer footage' and others. Much like the luger video search incident, I am disgusted that people would go to lengths to view the demise of another.

There is a silver lining to this story and a moral repercussion to those that wish to watch Dawn Brancheau's death for their viewing pleasure. It's simple and one word. Virus.

Infozine explains:

Boston, MA - infoZine - IT security and control firm Sophos is warning that hackers are exploiting interest in the death of Sea World animal trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed after being attacked by a killer whale.

Ghoulish internet users are searching the web for photographs and videos of the death, which happened yesterday during a public show at Sea World, Orlando. However, by using SEO (search engine optimisation) techniques, hackers have created webpages stuffed with content which appears to be morbid video footage of the animal trainer's death - but are really designed to infect visiting computers.
A virus for 'killer whale attack footage sea world video'. Think of it as a venereal disease for the promiscuous internet user. Cry me a river, you get what you deserve. Perhaps IT guys will face a glut of new business as well, think of it as Obamanomics - digging holes only to fill them, thus 'creating jobs'. Perhaps all of you sick searchers should be searching out a fund that helps Dawn Brancheau's family (if) she left anyone that needs support.

Via Google Trends

American Power: Tax Zombies! Tea Party Patriots Rally in Temecula

by the Left Coast Rebel

Donald Douglas over at American Power attended the Temecula Valley Tea Party Patriots rally in Temecula, California. I wish that I could have attended since my parents live nearby. The weather was gloomy - rainy and cold but the audience was happy to be unified by a simple cause - stopping the march to statism, socialism and despotism amidst us. Of particular note, Donald caught a glimpse of the Tax Zombie!

Another sighting of the Tax Zombie, can anyone say 'brains':

I like this one too:

TemeculaTeaParty009.jpg Temecula Tea Party picture by DonaldDouglas

Catch the rest at American Power: Tax Zombies! Tea Party Patriots Rally in Temecula

Gita Saghal: The Hypocrisy of Amnesty International Exposed

by the Left Coast Rebel

Eric Dondero at Libertarian Republican is on the leading edge today with a story about Gita Saghal and Amnesty International. Gita Sahgal (@ left) served on Amnesty International's board until recently when her views of Islamo-Fascism became apparent. Many of us have known for eons that Amnesty International is an insidious front-group for radical leftist cause, even to the point of not calling out communist totalitarian dictatorships. Knowing this as well, Eric Dondero writes:

Throughout the Cold War, 1970s, '80s, the Right accused Amnesty International of being little more than a front group for leftwing causes. Their reluctance to criticize human rights abuses by Communist regimes, from Angola to Nicaraugua to Cambodia to the former Soviet Union, was legendary.

Now it appears AI has taken on a new ally on the Left - Islamo-Fascism.

News now breaking from across the Atlantic that worldwide human rights activist Gita Sahgal has been "suspended" from the Amnesty International governing board. Her crime? Criticizing AI's alliance with Islamic Terrorist sypmathizer and Taliban defender Moazzam Begg.
Eric goes on to explain the shocking silence among various leftists and 'human rights' groups toward Gita Saghal's treatment.

Be sure to read the rest here.

Billy Long is Wrong for Missouri 7 - Hitler Weighs in on Billy Long (HITLER VIDEO BILLY LONG)

by the Left Coast Rebel

Billy Long is Wrong for Missouri's Seventh Congressional district. Seeing that Billy Long's 'ah shucks' campaign (and assumed shoe-in for the nomination in MO-7) is sinking faster than a bottle of whiskey in the Mississippi River is not surprising. Seeing that he seems to tweet with said bottle of whiskey in one hand and a iPhone in the other is, perhaps. Now that Bungalow Bill has been noticed by Rush Limbaugh as well I bet that Billy Long is quaking in his cowboy boots. Do you think that Bungalow Bill might be interviewed by Limbaugh coming up regarding his take on the MO-7 race? I wonder what Hitler would think of that:

Tuvalu Island Tsunami? (TUVALU TSUNAMI)

by the Left Coast Rebel

British Left Coast Rebel reader Cambridge Lady commented here that she was very concerned about Tuvalu Island being that there is not much higher ground for inhabitants there. Not being familiar with Tuvalu, I pulled this up from Wikipedia:

Tuvalu formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It comprises four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 12,370....
Obviously it would make sense that Tuvala and similar islands could get hit particularly hard by a tsunami being that it is located midway between Hawaii and that, as Cambridge Lady mentioned, there is not much 'higher' ground to flee to. I read that the tiny nation-island averages 6' above sea level. Also, being that it is located halfway to Hawaii, I assume that would put the tsunami at 12 The only advice that I can give is to make sure to check into the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center but when I visited the site, no information for Tuvalu was available.

8.8 Earthquake in Concepcion, Chile: Hawaiian Tsunami Warning, How Big Will the Hawaii Tsunami Be? (HAWAII TSUNAMI)

by the Left Coast Rebel

A massive 8.8 earthquake struck Concepcion, Chile last night. Concepcion, Chile is south of Santiago, Chile. The 8.8 Chile earthquake struck around 1:30 AM local Chile time. 122 people are confirmed dead and the number is expected to rise but not dramatically. 11 coastal towns were struck by a tsunami wave. Robinson Crusoe island off the coast of Chile was also slammed by a massive tsunami wave 400 miles off the Chilean coast. Chile is no stranger to earthquakes - the largest earthquake ever recorded took place in Chile in the 1960s - a 9.9 magnitude earthquake.

Tsunami sirens began at 3AM (6AM PST) on the Hawaiian islands. Residents have been scurrying to find gasoline, water and goods before the potential tsunami hits Hawaii. One of the reports that I read mentioned that Hawaiian authorities are particularly concerned about the homeless population, many of which inhabit/sleep on the beaches (I've seen this with myself, Hawaii is a welfare state like no other). Areas in Hawaiian 'flood zones' are in particular danger at this point. Hawaii may experience the largest waves since the 1960s.

The Big Island of Hawaii will be the first of the Hawaiian chain to get hit at approximately 11AM Hawaiin time, 2PM PST. Waves are expected to clock in between 6-12 feet in a long, continuous stream of waves. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is adivising people to not visit the beaches to 'see the waves' and such. You think? If you reside in Hawaii visit the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for up to date information.

Via Google Trends

Via Memeorandum

Rush Limbaugh Reads the Left Coast Rebel

by the Left Coast Rebel

I couldn't believe it when I got home today from a long day at work. I checked into the Left Coast Rebel, moderated some comments and saw that Conservative Generation (who's helping out, be sure to tell him thanks) put up some great stuff. I perused over to my analytics to see the traffic today and saw that I had a huge day. Digging a little deeper I found the fountain of hits to be coming from Rush reads my site! He mentioned how funny my "Tilikum/Tea Party Spotting" post was, he loved it! My post is listed as #2 on his 'Stack of Stuff Quick Hits' Page:

lcr limbaugh2

The only disappointment is that Rush didn't mention the Left Coast Rebel by name but he linked me as Story #2. I bet Rush loved how I mentioned that the story of Tilikum being spotted at a Tea Party was as believable as the 'rumor' of Obamacare decreasing the deficit. Go here for the post Rush loved:

killer whale tea partier

I find it incredible that Rush was reading BBCW yesterday and LCR today. I can only imagine Rush ticking away at his Apple keyboard with his formerly nicotine-stained fingers and chuckling over my post. Full credit is truly due to the guys at The Nose on Your Face that made the photoshop. I like that Rush also saw a (little) defense of 'Ron Paulistas' in my post.

What a great day! To think, I will celebrate my first year LCR anniversary next month.

White House Social Secretary Desire Rogers Stepping Down

by the Left Coast Rebel

First off, and excuse my ignorance, but who amongst us even knew that the White House employs a 'social secretary'? Who knew that you and I pay this woman's salary, expenes, etc.? Who even knew? The disdain that our leaders look down their noses at us knows no bounds. Off topic but relevant - can anyone name the number of 'assistants' that Michelle Obama has? Their is a rumor that I am going to substantiate this weekend that she has 22 'assistants' to the taxpayer cost-tune of 1.5 million dollars per year.

I digress, Desiree Rogers is leaving the White House, thus giving me the perfect excuse to use an apt photoshop from No Sheeples Here (at left). Sheeple gets to the gist of this Desiree 'firing' :

Rogers, you will remember, was at the center of a security breach at a White House dinner in which Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed the gates and was photographed with Fearless Reader and “Plugs” Biden.
Rogers admitted to not having staff from her office at security checkpoints to help identify guests. Congress had demanded that she testify about her handling of the event, but the White House would not allow it
Also read The Lonely Conservative.
Via Memeorandum

All in not All and Well on the Al Gore Frontier: Al Gore Faces Criticism at Apple Shareholder Meeting (Was LCR in there?)

by the Left Coast Rebel

Faster than you could say 'boo', Al Gore's global warming chicken little alarmist antics are being greeted with skepticism and/or hostility, as he/they should. Today's Apple shareholder meeting was not exception. Apple is known for it's eco-sensitivity and 'sustainable' mantra and such. It is part of their image in urban circles and what-not. Did you know that Al Gore is on the Apple Board of Directors. Anyway and regardless, listen to this, via. Cnet:

Gore was seated in the first row, along with his six fellow board members, in Apple's Town Hall auditorium as several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising his high-profile views on climate change.

At the first opportunity for audience participation just several minutes into the proceeding, a longtime and well-known Apple shareholder--some would say gadfly--who introduced himself as Shelton Ehrlich, stood at the microphone and urged against Gore's re-election to the board. Gore "has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted," Ehrlich said, referring to Gore's views on global warming. "If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn't need to be re-elected."

Wow! I would have loved to have seen this! To imagine the look on Al Gore's face at this brave man's statement. Awesome!

Via Memeorandum Al Gore graphic via Saberpoint.

Chelsea King Missing in San Diego: Anyone that Knows Any Information on Chelsea King Please Help

by the Left Coast Rebel

This morning on the news, they profiled a young lady - Chelsea King (left), 17 who has been missing since Thursday night. Chelsea King was last seen after school and went on a trail run at the Rancho Bernardo Community Center on West Bernardo Drive here in San Diego. She attends Poway High School.

San Diego's 10 News updated just a few hours ago on the search for Chelsea King:

Scores of sheriff's personnel, police officers and volunteers combed the north Rancho Bernardo area Friday with tracking dogs searching for a 17-year-old Poway girl reported missing by her family after she failed to return home from an after-school run."We have probably 150 to 250 deputies, officers, agents and volunteers all night long and they will continue to stay here as long as needed," said Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

King is white, around 5 feet 5 and 115 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. A family spokeswoman told news media at the center that King is a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony, a straight-A student and has been eagerly awaiting college acceptance letters. She is slated to graduate from Poway High School this spring, according to the spokeswoman.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts was urged to call the sheriff's department at 858-565-5200 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 619-531-2000.

Coffee Party is Grassroots? How about Astroturf!

Washington Post came out today in support of the Coffee Party, a leftist organization that is supposed to be a response to the Tea Party. According to the article, the founder is Annabel Park. Of course it took only five minutes of google searching to expose the Astroturf here. According to a youtube account, Park is also associated with Asian Americans for Obama. Below is a video of Parks interviewing Kal Penn, an actor who left the TV show House to work for Obama.

Via Memeorandum

Snowicanes, Healthcare summits, IPCC, and why we need some global warming

Posted by Conservative Generation for Left Coast Rebel

Can you believe that the political wonks and pundits are still talking about yesterday’s health care summit? If you are me and you live in the Northeast, you’ve got nothing but snow on your mind. Google trends is chalked full of snow related searches like, “new york snow storm” and “psnh” as hundreds of thousands of people in New Hampshire are left without power as a result of the snow. In Canada, they are talking about snow. They are talking about snow in the UK. All this snow and news about snow is starting to make me think that snow might be a problem we should address.

Earlier this week the UK Guardian reported that the IPCC was forced to retract recent claims regarding global warming’s role in increasing sea levels. The news was just another blow to many IPCC claims about the devastating effects of global warming. This year alone, the IPCC has retracted their claims that:

• The Himilyan Glaciers could disappear
• Mountain Ice was receding

And that the Rain Forests would disappear

If man-made global warming exists, at some point someone needs to ask the question, “is there anything bad about global warming; that is real (thanks to the IPCC, I need to tack that on).”

As I look out at the frozen tundra outside, I can only repeat what is on the minds of millions right now. Boy could we use a little global warming. The only problem is that John Border of NY Times is assuring me that as the whole world warms climate change is going to dump more snow on my house.

If Border is right, then I’d like to invoke my leftist ideological right to collect a sin tax from all of you sitting in sunny seventy degree weather. That is until they retract their claims that snow is the result of warming.

For RSM fans looking for Rule 5 fun, check out the ski slopes at Humble Libertarian

Apple to Offer Sexually Explicit Apps?

by the Left Coast Rebel

The Telegraph is reporting that Apple may have a different strategy/policy with apps regarding sexual content than previously thought and recently reported. Several developers noted at the Apple App store through iTunes that an 'explicit' category appeared and then vanished at the Apple App store. Was it simply a mistake? Screenshot from the Telegraph:

Here's a Story for You: Defeated Congresswoman Melissa Hart, now a Lobbyist's Car Sitting in House Parking Lot for Over 3 Years

by the Left Coast Rebel

Can you believe this story? Via the picture of Hart's car above, I'm not sure if the writer got the color right. After 3 years in the House parking lot, it sure doesn't look white any more. Can you believe the arrogance? Via the Daily Caller:

It looks like Hart, a Republican who represented Pennsylvania’s 4th District, left her white, older model Volkswagen Jetta six parking spaces away from the parking garage’s entrance into the buildings that house congressional offices in Washington.

But Hart’s “dude where’s my car” dilemma may not be her only problem, if the car is in fact hers. According to the Committee on House Administration Web site, former members can only park in the garages if they are not registered lobbyists. Hart, who now chairs Pittsburgh-based law firm Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch’s Government Relations practice, is registered in the Senate lobbyist database.

Read the rest here

Vice President Joe Biden: It's an Easy Job Being Vice President Joe Biden

by the Left Coast Rebel

I guess it would be an easy job being Vice President Joe Biden. I guess that the bar is actually set so low that being Vice President Joe Biden gives one a free pass on gaffes, misteps, mistakes and general stupidity. Was it as easy of a job for Vice President Dan Quayle as it is for Vice President Joe Biden? Perhaps not but Dan Quayle did have nice hair. It's an easy job being Vice President Joe Biden:

I guess when the bar is set low enough, it is easy enough to be anyone. Even Vice President Joe Biden.

Charles Rangel: My Dog (Staffer) Ate My Homework (and I'm not Responsible)

by the Left Coast Rebel

Late last night Charles Rangel, chief tax guy in Congress (and tax cheat) held a press conference from the Capital. He stated that 'common sense dictates that (congressmen) should not be held responsible for what could be the wrongdoing, or mistakes of staff unless there is reason to believe that the member knew or should have known'. Now get this. He then closes his 'dog ate my homework' statement by saying that, 'asking me questions will just embarrass me because I cannot give you answers'. Hah!

So I have a question for you - the astute reader of the Left Coast Rebel, (you are astute if you read LCR). It's a simple question for you and answers the 'dog ate my homework' defense of Rangel who was obviously a defense attorney (or some such thing) as I can spot the attorney-speak a mile away. The question is this - if you own and operate a small business or operate in the private sector with subordinates under you, are you not responsible for their behavior under your guidance? Does not the buck stop with you? I know for myself, if I have an employee that commits an egregious error or violation of any sort that I am 100% accountable for him/her and responsible. Why not the, Charlie Rangel, a man that controls much of the tax-writing power in this country? Is it because of this elitist attitude ingrained in the man, that he thinks he is above the law?:

Obama to GOP and the American People: 'It's Over'

by the Left Coast Rebel

Essentially I can sum up the entire charade of the health care summit and this is an easy one. The Obamanation yesterday during the 'health care summit' pretty much summed up his attitude, his ethos, and his statist credo. That being I and my cronies and Marxist theorists know better than you, need to protect you from yourself and will do just that even though you don't want it. Even though you don't want a government takeover of the best health care system in the world - we will 'convince' you that our way is the right way. We will convince you with a Chicago baseball bat to the knees and 51 votes.

Obama's closing statement yesterday pretty much summed that up. It looks like the Left Coast Rebel is going to have to pull up the huge 'health care rescind' file that was tucked away after Scott Brown's victory. Truly the only surprising thing to me is that Obama seems to not care of he drives the Democratic party into absolute oblivion.

Is that the silver lining to having a President that acts like nanny-state banana republic Fearless Leader?
Via Memeorandum

Andrew Koenig's Body Found: Andrew Koenig of Growing Pains Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

by the Left Coast Rebel

Andrew Koenig was found dead yesterday from an apparent suicide. Koenig is best known for his role in the popular 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains". Andrew Koenig, 41, had a recurring role on the "Growing Pains" as Richard "Boner" Stabone, a pal of star Kirk Cameron's character, Mike.He also appeared in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "My Two Dads," and "G.I. Joe," and the films "NonSeNse," "InAlienable" and "The Theory of Everything."

Andrew Koenig suffered from depression for much of his life and decided to take his life in a park in British Columbia, Canada - a place where he enjoyed spending time.

Some t.v. trivia - Andrew Koenig's father is Walter Koenig who played Pavel Andreievich Chekov in the original Star Trek series. As it were, he was nearby when Andrew Koenig's body was found. I can only imagine the anguish that Andrew Koenig and his family must feel now. Depression is a horrible, debilitating condition. I have seen first hand the destruction that it can cause as well.

Via Google Trends

Judge a Man by the Company that he Keeps: Tom Campbell and Jihadist Sympathizer Sami Al-Arian

by the Left Coast Rebel

A simple idiom - that a man may be judged by the company that he keeps. For a politician it may be that a man is judged by the contributions that he keeps. In the case of Tom Campbell, former California congressman and GOP nod hopeful for the Senate nod, it is a case of special donations from a jihadist sympathising former college professor Sami Al-Arian. And yes, Tom Campbell may by judged by that contribution (and company) that he kept. Tom Campbell claims that he made a mistake with accepting a jihadist sympathizers donation but claims that it was all for a noble cause - bettering American relations with the Muslim world. Afer that, he then claimed to a different source that he didn't even receive a donation from Sami Al-Arian. Which one is it, Mr. Campbell?

Can you see through the lies? Does not this story speak volumes to the character, intent and discretion of Tom Campbell? To the proper discernment needed in today's brave new world? This story speaks volumes for the need a true conservative candidate with the moral fiber and common sense to do the right thing - even when no one is watching.

Please take a look at Chuck DeVore for the United States Senate. A man of principle. A man that knows his Constitution. A man much needed at this time in America and for the people of California.

UPDATED: The Left Coast Rebel received a very cordial note from a source in the Campbell campaign in regards to this Tom Campbell issue and the Al-Arian affair. In the interest of full disclosure and journalistic integrity (since the press won'd do it), I'm giving the floor to this anonymous Campbell camp person by posting his reply to me on this issue:

Thanks for responding.

(LCR) Tom Campbell claims that he made a mistake with accepting a jihadist sympathizers donation but claims that it was all for a noble cause - bettering American relations with the Muslim world. Afer that, he then claimed to a different source that he didn't even receive a donation from Sami Al-Arian. Which one is it, Mr. Campbell?

The order of events is wrong. Campbell, after visiting Al-Arian's brother-in-law in prison (as Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde had done), opposed the use of "secret evidence" in immigration proceedings (as George W Bush did) on constitutional grounds. The practice he opposed affected the Muslim community, and for his actions on the matter he received support from the Muslim community.

Tom has always stated straightforwardly that Al-Arian helped raise money from that community for his 2000 campaign. And Campbell has said that he wouldn't have written that letter opposing Al-Arian's firing, or associated with Al-Arian, if he had known the things that later came out. That was indeed a mistake.

But as you saw, when Campbell was interviewed by Pejman Yousefzadeh at The New Ledger, he said that he had not received a donation from Al-Arian himself. He wasn't aware that Al-Arian had donated himself -- and Tom contacted Pejman again shortly afterward and corrected his error (reflected in an update in the interview).

In sum, he never said that he accepted a donation from Al-Arian to improve relations with the Muslim world.



Charles Rangel Admonished by Ethics Committee for Carribean Trips

by the Left Coast Rebel

Another tale from a litany of grievances from a top Congressional leader today - Charlie 'I don't pay my taxes either' Rangle. Apparently Rangel has gotten slapped on the wrist for accepting corporate funded trips to the Carribean through an outside organization - Carib News. I know your eyes are glazing over but it's simple. Charles Rangle is a crook of the highest order. How about a Jason Mattera Charles Rangel classic that point to just that?

Via Memeorandum,

Via Google Trends

LA Times confirms that Tea Partiers are your regular voters, they just didn’t say it that way

by Conservative Generation for the Left Coast Rebel

Today the LA Times released a report on the demographics of the average tea partier and the results confirmed that they are in fact your typical voter. Well that is before political consultants and leftist hacks Jim Spencer and Curtis Ellis (the writers of the article) started spinning the results. What do you expect, it is the LA Times.

According to the survey, the average Tea Partier is the following:

“Nearly 75% are college educated, and two-thirds earn more than $50,000.

More likely to be white and male…, tea partiers also skew toward middle age or older.”

The authors are very careful to point out that this is not the demographic of your average American. They are in fact the description of your regular voter. According to the 2008 voter registration data at the US Census Bureau, the median voter is between the ages of 44 and 65, had at least some college education and has an income between $50-$75k. The median voter is also female. However, the authors don’t mention how far off the demographics are skewed, so it’s really hard to say whether being predominantly male is statistically significant. I must point out that this is the same electorate that put Democrats and Obama in power.

Since we are talking about a modern day political movement, it makes more sense to compare to a population of politically active Americans in the current century as I have (last year actually), as opposed to leftist hacks that were protesting in the 60’s and are actually more likely to be writing LA Times propaganda as opposed to attending a Tea Party.

Via Memeorandum

Obama's Health Care Summit: In my Opinion, Paul Ryan Stole the Health Care Summit Show

by the Left Coast Rebel

I assume that any politically astute reader of the Left Coast Rebel has reached a saturation point with Obama's Health Care Summit today. Earlier today I listened on the radio (7AM PST) to Obama's pontificating. I assume that this spectacle was his opening 'statement' of bromides and slogans. I heard everything that I expected - everything I have heard from the Obamanation for the last (8?) months.

I also heard that Obama and the Democrats got a lot more airtime than the GOP. True or not (and I assume that it is), I wanted to point you to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his brilliant statement. Essentially Paul Ryan nails the argument on the absurdity of creating another entitlement to stop the growth of entitlements. He nails the essential argument of opposing philososphy regarding Obamacare. He nails the essence of the fight and does so from a vibrant, youthful perspective. I think that Paul Ryan was the winner of Obama's Health Care Summit. The GOP needs 100 Paul Ryans:

Bungalow Bill’s Blog read on Limbaugh Show

Posted by Conservative Generation

I’m listening to Rush’s show today and was excited, but not surprised to hear Rush reading a great piece by Bungalow Bill. Please check it out below. Bill, our hats are off to you. Excellent piece!

About a week before the 2008 election, Tom Brokaw sat in front of Charlie Rose on PBS stating we really don’t know much about Barack Obama. The two then exchanged back and forth all the things the mainstream media failed to ask Obama or dig up as we headed into the election just a few days later. This was the sad assessment of the state of the media and its bias leading into election day.

The mainstream media failed to report on Obama’s college days, his birth certificate, his drug use, his associations with Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, his connections to ACORN, his participation with the Annenberg project, how he used the courts to win earlier elections, his direction towards communism, racial beliefs, and all the dirty little secrets hidden so Obama could assume office.

Read the rest at BBCW and read BBCW often.

CBS Slams Maxine Waters and for good reason

Posted by Conservative Generation

This one comes at you via Google Trends. LCR is a big proponent of checking out what people are searching for and I agree wholeheartedly. One of today’s hot searches is Maxine Waters. The first link that smacks you in the face is the headline “Is Maxine Waters Really As Dumb As She Seems?”

Included was a clip of Maxine Waters totally lost on what the discount rate means (Posted Below). The writer points out that obviously no intelligence is required to sit in the House Financial Service Committee. To which I respond, of course she doesn’t know anything about finance, she’s a communist.

Watch CBS News Videos Online

My guess is CBS is a little sore for Maxine and the Black Caucus for holding up Obama’s financial reforms.

Other news on Maxine Waters includes an announcement that Waters has signed onto UAFA, which is the latest immigrant amnesty bill ramming it’s way through congress next.

Obama Destroys the Economy, Spreads the Wealth, Convenes a 'Health Care Summit' and 496,000 Americans Lost Their Jobs

by the Left Coast Rebel

Can you say 'out of touch'? And everything in the title is related, you know. To imagine that the morning of Obama's 'health care summit' (when Americans care 10x more about their jobs and the economy), the economic news came out showing details worse than anyone expected. Americans are still suffering and losing their jobs at a record pace and you can blame it on Obama and the radical anti-capitalist Congress. Just look at the Toyota show trials as an example of this as well.

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance unexpectedly increased last week, a sign that the economic recovery will be uneven as the labor market struggles to rebound.

Initial jobless applications rose by 22,000 to 496,000 in the week ended Feb. 20, the highest level in three months, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The total number of people receiving unemployment insurance gained and the four- week moving average of weekly claims jumped close to a three- month high.

Read the rest here

Robin Hood 702 and Lady Grace Live on Camera for the First Time

by the Left Coast Rebel

Remember when I wrote about Robin Hood 702 a few months back? Here's an excerpt of what I said:

Robin Hood 702 is an expert Blackjack player, (pro), who is supposedly taking his skills to the altruistic circuit. That being he's trying to help anyone develop their blackjack skills.

So Robin Hood 702 is teaching people to gamble? Doesn't sound very humanitarian to me. Apparently he got his name last year in Vegas, taking from the rich, (dealer), and giving to the poor. The 702 is Vegas' area code. The big buzz now surrounding Robin Hood 720 is that he recently gave $35,ooo to a couple with an ill child.
You are filled in now on just who Robin Hood 702 is. He's back in the news today, this time early in the morning on Fox and Friends. Apparently it is Robin Hood 702's first showing live on camera and he had his sidekick (wife, girlfriend?) with him - the Lady Grace. The Lady Great delivers the prize money or what have you to the 'needy' families. She's quite pretty. I digress.

Anyhow Robin Hood 702 appeared via remote camera on Fox and Friends. The trouble is, however - he looked like a Taliban terrorist. In order to conceal his identity he had a black bandana over his face along with dark sunglass, baseball cap and a black nike shirt. Robin Hood 702 must conceal his identity to avoid being outed at the Blackjack tables at Vegas as well as anonymous contributions to families in financial distress.

Too bad we aren't as lucky with our national Fearless Leader Robin Hood 702, the Robin Hood 702 who takes from those according to their ability to give to those with none.

Murderous Killer Whale Tilikum Spotted at Tea Party?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Yes, it's true. The Killer Whale that actually is a killer - Tilikum, was spotted at a Tea Party in Omaha, Nebraska. Perhaps at this point Tilikum was looking for it's fourth person to kill (due to political correctness, people die) but the violent, racist, homophobic, anarchistic, raging, Ron Paulista 'teabaggers' were able to fend off Tilikum.

It's true, I kid you not, I read it on the net so it it's true (pss, so is the rumor that Obamacare is going to decrease the deficit). Thanks to The Nose on Your Face, we have a glimpse of Tilikum, the Tea Party sighting:
Thanks to Rush Limbaugh for reading this post on air. Linked at Rush!

Toyota Hearings: Thirty One House Democrats Grilling Toyota Got Buckets of UAW Cash

by the Left Coast Rebel

My instincts about the Toyota anticapitalist show trials are ringing true today. Many of the key players in the Toyota hearings/show trial have taken loads of cash from the United Auto Workers Union? Surprised? I'm not. Examiner:

There is a combined total of 59 Democrats serving on these two panels, which hold potentially life-and-death power over Toyota's ability to continue offering its products to American consumers. So far this year, 31 of the 59 have received re-election campaign contributions ranging from as low as $500 to as high as $10,000 from the United Auto Workers union.

Why is that significant? Because the UAW is a major stockholder of Toyota's top U.S. rival, General Motors. Also, Toyota has successfully resisted UAW attempts to organize the Japanese firm's estimated 31,000 assembly line workers employed in five plants here in America.

Democrats have been telling America for years that special interest money corrupts government. I wonder if that is not the case now in these hearings in which Toyota executives are being grilled and are being subjected to an avalanche of negative coverage in the Mainstream Media.

Now recall that Rhonda Smith, the case of the runaway Lexus from Tennesee was a key point in the Toyotal show trials. Recall that I could smell a UAW connection. While still a hunch, does it make you feel great to know that over half of these Democrats showing this Toyota show trial took cash from the UAW?

Via Memeorandum

Before Obama Health Care Summit, Plans on Fallback Proposal Half as Bad (HEALTH CARE SUMMIT)

by the Left Coast Rebel

Imagine that. Essentially today's health care summit show will feature the Obamanation featured in a theater of tragedy that we have suffered hearing for over half a year now. Turn on the television, essentially any day - Obama hawking health care. Turn on the radio at any point - Obama used car salesman health care. Dead tree press? You bet. It and He has been everywhere but you still don't want it. I am convinced that there is a solid, entrenched 30% of the nation that wants socialism and socialized medicine. I would wager you a hundred dollars that 60% of the nation is against a medical takeover.

Politico sees several possibilities for the health care summit today:

It could be one of the biggest PR flops since Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s vault.

Or it could be a genuinely clarifying moment in the Obama presidency, six hours that could decide the outcome of the push for health care reform and, even failing that, be decisive in framing the politics of the 2010 midterms.

Thursday’s made-for-TV health reform summit is shaping up to be more like a presidential debate (without the podiums) than a backroom negotiation in which horses are traded and deals get done.

But that doesn’t mean it won’t be illuminating, with Democrats and Republicans debating their differences in living color, not just on health care but on the role of government in American life. Here is what to watch for Thursday:

Yet imagine that there is a fall back Obamacare plan even before this ludicrous health care summit convenes:

President Barack Obama will use a bipartisan summit Thursday to push for sweeping health-care legislation, but if that fails to generate enough support the White House has prepared the outlines of a more modest plan.

His leading alternate approach would provide health insurance to perhaps 15 million Americans, about half what the comprehensive bill would cover, according to two people familiar with the planning.

Read the rest here at WSJ, via Memeorandum

Obama Health Care Summit British NHS Scandal: 1,200 Patients Died Unnecessarily, Patients 'Routinely Neglected' (OBAMA HEALTH CARE SUMMIT)

by the Left Coast Rebel

I wonder if Obama and his socialized medicine takeover henchmen will mention this today at the so called 'health care summit'. I wonder if they will admit the malfeasance and human misery that goes on behind the scenes with Britain's NHS? Listen to this:

Up to 1,200 patients died unnecessarily because of appalling care

Labour's obsession with targets and box ticking blamed for scandal

Patients were 'routinely neglected' at hospital

Report calls for FOURTH investigation into scandal

Not a single official has been disciplined over the worst-ever NHS hospital scandal, it emerged last night.

Up to 1,200 people lost their lives needlessly because Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust put government targets and cost-cutting ahead of patient care.

But none of the doctors, nurses and managers who failed them has suffered any formal sanction.

Indeed, some have either retired on lucrative pensions or have swiftly found new jobs.

Former chief executive Martin Yeates, who has since left with a £1million pension pot, six months' salary and a reported £400,000 payoff, did not even give evidence to the inquiry which detailed the scale of the scandal yesterday.

He was said to be medically unfit to do so, though he sent some information to chairman Robert Francis through his solicitor.

The devastating-report into the Stafford Hospital-shambles' laid waste to Labour's decade-long obsession with box-ticking and league tables.

The independent inquiry headed by Robert Francis QC found the safety of sick and dying patients was 'routinely neglected'. Others were subjected to ' inhumane treatment', 'bullying', 'abuse' and 'rudeness'.

Read the rest here

Obama Missile Defense Logo, Can the Obama Missile Defense Logo Possibly be a Missile Defense Logo/Hope and Change Symbol + Islamic Creacent?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Call me paranoid (which I am not, they are actively dismantling the greatest nation in the world). Last night on Drudge I saw a story that showed the new Obama missile defense logo looks eerily similar to the Obama campaign symbol in addition to the Islamic crescent. What kind of signal does that send out? Can you possibly imagine something more Orwellian? Remember, nothing happens in the Obamanation administration without being planned. Judge for yourself.
The previous missile defense logo:

The new missile defense logo. Note the odd similarity to Obama's symbol, in addition to the islamic crescent:

Obama campaign symbol:Read more at Via Memeorandum.

Killer Whale Tilikum Kills Trainer Dawn Brancheau, at Sea World, Florida

by the Left Coast Rebel

A very sad story today, a trainer named Dawn Brancheau in Orlando's Sea World was killed by one of the killer whales that are exhibited for shows at the theme park. Tilikum, the largest whale at the theme park, suddenly grabbed Brancheau during a show and then pulled her underwater and killed her. This is a terribly tragic story and my heart goes out to this woman and her family. My mind though turns to a very bizarre aspect of this story. That being that Tilikum, the killer whale was no stranger to violence against humans. How in the world did SeaWorld let this slip by? The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Tilikum has been involved in two previous deaths. He was one of three whales blamed for the 1991 drowning of a trainer while he performed at the now-defunct Sealand of the Pacific in British Columbia.

In 1999, the dead body of a naked man was found lying across Tilikum's back at SeaWorld Orlando. Investigators concluded that the man, who had sneaked into the park after hours or hidden there until it closed, likely drowned after suffering hypothermia in the 55-degree water. They also said Tilikum appeared to have bitten the man and torn off his swimming trunks, perhaps thinking he was a toy.

In 2005, a trainer received minor injuries when an "overly excited" whale bumped the trainer during a performance, park officials said.

Via Memeorandum

Jeb Bush Rides off Into the Sunset and Suggests Sarah Palin Doesn't Have a Brain

by the Left Coast Rebel

First off the good news. Jeb Bush is riding off into the conservative ascendancy sunset. Was he ever really a true conservative anyway? I certainly do not think so. And for that opinion, I actually did use my brain. I am not an elitist but Jeb Bush certainly is. Ah-hah moment, Jeb Bush, Sarah Palin and brains:

Main Stream Media Death Rattle?

Reaganite Republican:

ABC News
staffers got a chilling memo yesterday that promises to leave no part of the organization untouched in major cutbacks that will lead to massive personnel reductions by the end of 2010.

ABC News President David Westin specified no numbers, and was short on specifics, but it's believed the cutbacks will make redundant as many as high as 25% of the ABC News staff, which currently totals about 1,400.

"We will likely have substantially fewer people on staff at ABC News," Westin said in his memo, according to the AP via Yahoo. If they want to be around in three years from now, I would suggest they keep Jake Tapper... about the only real journalist they've got.

Read the rest at Reaganite.

Is Rhonda Smith the UAW's Ellie Light?

by the Left Coast Rebel

I was reading Wednesday's issue of Investor's Business Daily and they had a front page caption of Rhonda Smith, aka the Rhonda Smith of the famous (now) congressional anti-Toyota crusade hearings. Her Lexus supposedly was stuck in 'accelerate' and she nearly died due to her runaway luxury car. The IBD photo had a caption stating, Shame on You, Toyota - Rhonda Smith, or something along those lines. Now get this. The Left Coast Rebel has honed political instincts. Honed to the breaking point, mind you, with the election of a socialist President of the United States, heralded and elected by the press. In all fairness to IBD, the op-ed page clearly and succinctly pointed to the Toyota hearings as a 'show trial'. I believe that it was a show trial and that the testimony of Rhonda Smith of Tennessee fits right into the show of yesterday. A show of a congressional trial to make the preeminent car manufacturer of the world - Toyota, look bad and to raise the status of Government Motors and the UAW.

With Rhonda Smith, I smell a rat. A UAW rat. Why do I say this, you say? Well for starters her story to Congress, the details of her 'stuck' accelerator simply doesn't add up. As BBCW points out (he has the transcript as well), Rhonda Smith mentions that she had the time, the moment, to dial her husband on the phone to 'wish him goodbye' or something yet she did not contemplate or have the time, to simply turn the key over in the ignition. She claims to have tried everything to stop the car, (braking, e-brake, gears, etc) but didn't think of either putting the car in 'neutral' or simply just turning the key in ignition. Fishy and stinky - I smell a UAW rat.

And frankly it is not that her story is not plausible or possible (I believe that she probably did experience the accelerator incident), it's just that the details above simply don't add up. Add to that the political tones - Shame on you Toyota! And the UAW-pushers in Congress (especially pig-man Waxman) gleefully looking on during her testimony and my honed political instincts detect a UAW sympathizing freak-show plant. A simple, bad incident made to make Toyota lose market share dominance and tarnish their image (because their product is better than GM, GM will never beat Toyota) and to prop up the UAW. Think about it, nothing short of having Union-thugs in the White House every night (uh, yah, we have that too) to scheme and steam over new power grabs could be quite as good a story as this. By the way, IBD mentioned that Ford had 4 million recalls last year. Toyota has had 600,000 this year. Give me a break - facts are facts.

Rhonda Smith - I'm smarter than these idiots in Congress and I do not trust you. Did you receive a large wire transfer to an account from an anonymous source? I bet you did. I will be looking into your past, I bet the IRS will not.

Is Rhonda Smith a UAW-Ellie Light?

Janet Napolitano Publicly Calls the Fort Hood 'Incident' and 'Man Made Disaster' - Terrorism


by the Left Coast Rebel

Janet Napolitano, chief DHS sheriff or Big Sister as some call her has turned the corner, turned over a new leaf today. Janet Napolitano officially and unequivocally called the Fort Hood shooting a terrorist act. Or at least, kind of did, during testimony to the United States Senate. Senator Joseph Liberman (I-CT) was questioning Napolitano when she let-slip the Obama administration banned word terrorism :

"Violent Islamic terrorism ... was part and parcel of the Ft. Hood killings," Napolitano told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday morning. "There is violent Islamic terrorism, be it Al Qaeda in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen or anywhere else, [and] that is indeed a major focus of this department and its efforts."
Three months. Three long months is what it took for this woman to say this. And to think that Janet Napolitano targeted you and me in the leaked DHS memo against 'extremist conservative groups' and the like. One of the craziest things (other than the fact that it took 3 months for this goon to use the 't' word regarding Fort Hood) is that the writer mentions a story from a month ago. Now get this, and I missed this story.An Obama administration insider had to request anonymity to refer to the Fort Hood attack as 'terrorism' to the press. This individual could only call it terrorism if the press sources kept his/her identity secret. Wow. I can't even add up what makes these academic leftists tick. Can you see through the lies?

Via Memeorandum