"Speaking Democrat": A Primer

by the Left Coast Rebel

Rep. Thadeus McCotter lifts the veil off news-speak. Hat/tip Lonely Conservative. I agree, this needs to go viral, yesterday:

America: The Ends do Not Justify the Means, Gallup Shows Americans Think Democratic Health Care Tactic 'abuse of power'

by the Left Coast Rebel

Through thick and thin, even when things seem to look the worst politically in this nation, remember. Americans, in their essence, are good natured, patriotic and honest. And they can sniff it out when their leaders are not. Gallup, via Plumline:

Now Gallup has released some new numbers that shed a bit of light on this:

Regardless of whether you favored or opposed the health care legislation passed this week, do you think the methods the Democratic leaders in Congress used to get enough votes to pass this legislation — were [they] an abuse of power, or were [they] an appropriate use of power by the party that controls the majority in Congress?

Abuse of power 53%

Appropriate use of power 40%

No opinion 7%

A surprising 58% of independents, too, said Dem tactics constituted an abuse of power.

This doesn't surprise me one bit. What does surprise even me though, is the abject denial that the ruling class has regarding this issue. The ruling class simply thinks that the ends justify the means and that if you object, you are too stupid to understand what they are doing for/to you. For a real hoot, read libtard Greg Sargeant's analysis on this 'abuse of power' poll.

Via Memeorandum.

Tea Party Activist Pam Stout, Smeared by the New York Times, Featured on David Letterman's Show

by the Left Coast Rebel

Pam Stout, Idaho resident, Tea Party activist, and target in David Barstow's horrendous New York Times' smear/article last month, appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. The conversation that unfolded was actually remarkable. I believe that Pam Stout resonates what many hold dearly and David Letterman was cordial, respectful and gentlemanly to her:



Via. Ken Tucker's TV

Quotable: Going Back, Glenn Reynolds Interviewed by John Hawkins, Citizen Journalism

by the Left Coast Rebel

I just caught an interview with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame, given by John Hawkins at Right Wing News. I'm hot on the trail for information on just how Reynolds created a political blog that gets 500,000 hits a day and came across this:


Glenn Reynolds:

Libertarians are enormously effective when they critique existing political institutions. They're much less effective when they seek doctrinal purity above all else. Most Americans have a strong streak of small-l libertarianism, but the party seems adept at making sure that they don't migrate to the large-L variety. I think the response of people like Harry Browne to the war is a good example. It's principled, but it's also obviously wrong.
Also, Professor Reynolds' on the army of p-j journalists:
Journalism is becoming an activity, not simply a profession. In my InstaPundit.com weblog I have tried to foster the growth of amateurism in that field, by encouraging people to get involved and to make use of the new tools—from Web publishing to inexpensive digital still and video cameras—to bring news and perspectives to the world stage that were previously lacking.
In other words, citizen-journalists, ie. bloggers, are the army that has shattered old media - the Fifth Estate. Pics via Althouse, Instapundit.

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Obama, Drill, Baby Drill? Tons of Contrarian Indicators Equal Smoke and Mirrors

by the Left Coast Rebel

Oftentimes when a big story breaks like the Obamanation's decision to 'open offshore areas to oil drilling for the first time' as the New York Times puts it, I simply put on my contrarian cap to get to the truth of the matter. The first clue comes in at the Times, the photo-op backdrop for Obama's drill, baby, drill now:

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Uh-huh. Behold the "Greenie-Weeny-Hornet" that runs on 50% bio-fuel and keeps the anticapitalist/green lobby happy. Just think about it, as the "Greenie-Weeny-Hornet" blasts enemies to smithereens it actually saves the environment! Perhaps it fires "Greenie-Weenie" rockets as well to reduce it's carbon footprint while killing terrorists. I digress, blindsided by such a thought of our military turning into Avatar. NYT:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.

The proposal — a compromise that will please oil companies and domestic drilling advocates but anger some residents of affected states and many environmental organizations — would end a longstanding moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida, covering 167 million acres of ocean.
Ok, interesting. To tell you the truth this looks good on the surface. Looks can be deceiving though, especially considering that the Obamanation is still going to push Cap and Trade. Think about it. Here's a money-shot from Steve Bennen in the Washington Monthly, he asks "In Exchange for What," on the perceived, 'drill here, drill now' deal:
I am interested, though, in what the administration may get in the way of concessions after agreeing to such a move.Under any scenario, actual drilling is still years away, and it's unclear how many East coast states, if any, will raise objections.
Michelle Malkin points out a glaring catch as well. Smoke and (oil) mirrors. Carrot on a stick leading the horse. I think this is a giant shell game from Obama that plays into the radical restructuring of our economy through cap and trade. Until proven otherwise.

UPDATED: Gateway Pundit has a great piece up, Obama's Drilling Deception......Jim Hoft writes:

In 2009 Democrats scrapped oil and gas leases in Utah, permanently banned drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and nixed offshore drilling.
For decades Democrats have blocked efforts to responsibly develop this nation’s energy resources, transforming vast areas of opportunity into “The No Zone.”

A recent study examined the cost of these democratic policies of not drilling and developing domestic oil reserves. The SAIC Corporation discovered that democrats will cost the US $2.36 Trillion through 2029.


Read the rest

Jesse James Nazi Photo, Press Now Ties Jesse James, Nazi Picture - To the Tea Party Movement!

by the Left Coast Rebel

First off, for the little that I know about this Jesse James guy (which isn't much, thankfully) - what an idiot. Also, how long before the Charles Johnson/nutroots cabal, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Obamanation, NBC, CNN, CBS, NYT,Time, the entire government/media complex finds the Tea Party connection with this?:

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ObamaCare... What Would Jefferson Do? Nullify For Certain

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

h/t Donald Borsch (for the link)

With the passage of ObamaCare a question as obvious as the nose on ones face has been raised. The question... Is the government mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insure constitutional? In response to that question fourteen states to date have answered by filing lawsuits against the federal government.

Article Ten of The Bill of Rights states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectfully, or to the people." I have yet to find any wording in the Constitution that grants the federal government the right to force citizens to purchase and product, service, or anything else.

There are indeed many who will point to the "general welfare" clause as empowering the federal government to do almost anything it wished at any in so long as it meets the liberalized view of "the general welfare." This clause, more than any other is responsible for the progressives and liberal New York Lawyers finding ever new and almost limitless federal powers.

James Madison wrote "powers delegated" to the federal government were to be "few and defined." He went on to say those of the states are "numerous and indefinite." Thomas Jefferson in his 1798 Kentucky Resolutions outlined his theory of nullification. Jefferson said in essence that the constitution is a compact between the states where the federal government was granted limited powers. Any powers assumed by the federal government that were not expressly delegated to it in the constitution automatically became null and void. In other words unenforceable.

Read more here, and listen, at Rational Nation USA.

Matthew Modine... Is This Guy For Real?

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

Matthew Modine, libtard actor must be be running for "dumbest man in America." Imagine if this guy were in charge of our national security. This is almost to incredible to believe, but here it is;

Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama Bin Ladin and say, ‘listen man,what is it that you’re so angry at me about that you’re willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings.’ That would be the miracle if we can get, sit down and talk to our enemies and find a way for them to hear us. – Matthew Modine

Here in his own words, approximately two minutes in.




Delusional to say the least.

Tea Party Derangement Syndrome: Charles Johnson Thinks Tennessee State Flag 'Neo-Nazi'

by the Left Coast Rebel

It's no secret by now that the lunatic left is doing everything that they possibly can to smear the Tea Party movement with the raaaacism card. On queue, unhinged lefty nutjob blogger Charles Johnson from (once) popular Little Green Footballs is so hot on the trail of finding the racist/extremist Tea Party connection that he thought he hit paydirt from a shot at the Capital Kill the Bill rally. The shot he got his little-lizard fingers on is a still-shot from the 'spittle' incident video with Rep Emanuel. Note the flag that Johnson shrieked about as being neo-nazi:

Hmm, trouble is, the flag in question belongs to a state admitted into the Union in 1789. So, obviously nazis or the 'neo' variety didn't quite exist at that point:


Yes, the flag above is officially from the state of Tennessee. Oops. Charles Johnson is nothing more than your typical run-of-the-mill troll these days. And here at the Left Coast Rebel, we know all about those...

Read the rest of this story, icluding a screenshot at Weasel Zippers. I love what Zip calls Charles Johnson. Classic.

Via Memeorandum

UDPATED: Via University of Tennessee, Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit,

The Tennessee State Flag was designed by a fellow named LeRoy Reeves of the Third Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. It was officially adopted by the Tennessee State Legislature on April 17, 1905.

The geometric design sybolizes the geographical and cultural heritage of the state of Tennessee while echoing the colors of the national flag of The United States of America. The color white symbolizes purity. The blue sybolizes the love that Tennesseans feel for their state and the red sybolizes, that in times of war and peace, Tennesseans are true-blooded Americans.



1905 - Hitler's birthdate(1889) = 16. Hmmm, I don't think the Third Reich was quite raging in 1905 or when Adolf was 16. No wait, I see that 'neo-nazis' were 'doing their thing' in Europe, beginning in the 1950s. What say you, Lizard? Also, Reynolds links to this:

Writing on the wall: Countdown gets higher ratings without vitriolic, sexist Olbermann


So by now you may have heard that CNN is in trouble. Check. You know that Fox News is likely to take over the world. Check. But, did you hear the Countdown faired better without Olbermann in February?

Via Mediaite
:

“a strange thing happened in the first quarter of 2010 – the 8pmET landmark show Countdown fared better without regular host Keith Olbermann than with him.

Olbermann was out all but one day during March before returning Monday due to the illness and death of his father. During that month, with Lawrence O’Donnell serving as the fill-in anchor, Countdown averaged 262,000 in the demo and 1,052,000 in total viewers. In January, the program averaged 1,000 more in the demo but 49,000 less in total viewers. In February, the program had 255,00 in the demo and 963,000 in total viewers. The year-to-year difference was also least in March than January or February. Overall though, the show is down 42% in the demo and 26% in total viewers year-to-year in the quarter.”


Are there any openings at ESPN?

Mediate explains that the health care debate was the likely cause of Countdown minus Olbermann big success:

The March ratings are likely helped by the health care debate, which upped ratings across the board on cable news. And no one would say MSNBC is better off with O’Donnell instead of Olbermann at 8pmET. But it does raise the question whether Olbermann still commands the audience he once did.


I’m inclined to agree with Mediaite with regards to replacing Olbermann. Is the second viewer really worth switching hosts?

It is also interesting that as Olbermann's stock is in the tank, the main object of Olbermann's sexism and vitriol, Sarah Palin, is rising fast.

God forgive you, sir!

Jonathan's Photoblog - Jonathan Gerwitz, Photographer

by the Left Coast Rebel

Feeling a bit fatigued with politics this evening, I thought that I would direct readers to a neat photographer that I came across and bookmarked recently - Jonathan's Photoblog. Jonathan Gerwitz is the photographer's name and he resides in Florida. I emailed him and he gave me permission to post some of his art, provided that I link back and direct you to his portfolio. Now I say 'portfolio' in a loose sense - essentially is a mountain of landscapes, seascapes, people, wildlife, nightlife - even alligators and manatees. Nearly a lifetime of photo-artistry, all the way back to 2004. The thing that I like the best about his work is the wild variety.

Neat stuff, take a peek and peruse, you could spend a lot of time here.

Here's an example from October, 2004, I assume that this is a movie set or something. "Suspense":

The bizarre diversity that is Florida is on display in Jonathan's work. As one knows, Florida is an eclectic mix of Cuba, Scuba, Caribbean and otherwise....

"Famous Volks", note the Caribbean colors:



Take several looks at this, "Alligator and Tourists, Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park "


Be sure to check out the entire collection. Start here at the 'favorites' and go from there....

The other End to the Joint that John McCain is Smoking: Repeal, Now the National Guard on the Border?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Even before being the activist that I am today, I took almost two days away from life and career to be a part off killing John McAmnesty's disastrous amnesty plan several years ago. And you know what? It worked, as bad as George W. Bush, John McAmnesty and Lindsey Grahmnesty were (with the climax-F-U being amnesty), they still listened to the American people and stepped back.

John McAmesty is back! This time though he takes quite the transmporphic form as Sheriff Joe on the Arizona border:


Sen. John McCain wants to call in the cavalry to defend Arizona from illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico — and to shore up his own right flank.

McCain asked the Obama administration Monday to send National Guard troops to the border after a prominent Arizona rancher was found shot to death on his own property.

"I am asking you and the administration to immediately reconsider your position and send National Guard troops to our southern border region," McCain wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Last year, the administration denied a request from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for National Guard protection for the border.

Sherif Joe McAmnesty, with the calvary, has come to tumble-weed town to protect the border (and secure a reelection). So think of this:

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When you see/hear this:

John McCain Thinks Obama May Repeal Obamacare?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Ludicrous on many fronts. The Obamanation has not shown even a smidgeon of ear for the public mood on Obamacare, how in the world does John McCain think that Obama would repeal it, or at least portions of it? McCain is out of his mind:

Political pressure might become so intense that President Obama would agree to repeal major portions of the healthcare bill he signed into law recently, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said today.

Even if Republicans win Congress in 2010, Obama could veto any legislation repealing healthcare reform. But McCain suggested the public might feel so strongly that Obama would cave.

"If the intensity level is as high as it is, I can draw you a scenario where the president would be forced to repeal or really replace it with the provisions [Republicans] wanted," McCain said in an interview with KFYI 550.
He's just simply 100% wrong here. Half the nation could be protesting and nearly rioting and the Obamanation wouldn't listen. What do you think? Discussion at Memeorandum.

Guo Feng, Chinese Man, World's Largest Man Boobs? (PHOTO)

by the Left Coast Rebel

I just caught this story. It's not a spoof, I believe it's real (although I am sourcing this via. Tabloid Prodigy, NSFW - or is it? heh):

Chinese doctors are baffled by a male dairy farmer’s bizarre condition: They believe he has the largest man boobs in the world.

Guo Feng, 53, says the condition began about 10 years ago when he began to gain weight, but thought nothing of it. But now he says “In the last few years it’s become unbearable and I have been from one hospital to the other with nobody able to help me.”

Doctors say they don’t want to do anything until they can identify the problem, but one thing they do agree on is that his breasts aren’t cancer related and contain only fatty tissue.

He added: “I have spent all my money on examinations and tests and am still no nearer a solution – in fact my breasts are now bigger than ever.”

The ridicule his condition has drawn in his village is so disturbing that he says he plans to cut his breasts off himself if doctors don’t help him.

I imagine that you have the same question that I do concerning this story. Would this man get free breast reduction surgery via. Obamacare? You tell me:

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Obama Finally Aknowledges the Tea Party!: Birthers, Show me the Birth Certificate!

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by the Left Coast Rebel

To the best of my knowledge Chancellor Obama has completely ignored and disregarded the Tea Party movement from inception to today. In fact, has he ever even directly aknowledged Tea Partiers? There's change in the air, an AP report just popped up today and surprise, surprise he employs Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, #13:
---Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
AP on the Obamanation:

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he believes the Tea Party is built around a "core group" of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist.


Alas, it is so predictable. On the other hand (or slight of hand), he attacks then aknowledges, kind of:

But beyond that, Obama tells NBC he recognizes the movement involves "folks who have legitimate concerns" about the national debt and whether the government is taking on too many difficult issues simultaneously.

I can relate. I guess that the White House features a 'core group' of Marxist-Leninists bent on turning America into a Banana Republic. But beyond that, I recognize that the White House also has "folks that simply just want to spread the wealth" and are taking on too many things, simultaneously.

Via Memeorandum

UPDATED: Gateway Pundit grabbed the Today Show video. Be sure to watch it. I find it ludicrous how the Lawyer in Chief Rule 13's then tries to sound conciliatory.....

Davenport Iowa Renames Good Friday to "Spring Holiday"

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

Those who know me know that I am not a religious man and choose to find my spirituality in my own unique and individual way.

It is also fairly well know that I am a believer in the Jeffersonian tradition of separation of church and state. I, like Jefferson simply believe that the  church has no good purpose being involved in the affairs of the state.

Churches are established to provide moral guidance and fellowship with like minded individuals.All religious sects profess deeply held values that are faith  based and bind church members to their chosen faith and denomination.

While an individual does not need to be religious, or even believe in a higher authority to be ethical and a good person, society in general has found comfort and guidance in religious beliefs and traditions since mankind became social beings. In so long as all religious sects respect the right of others to worship as they chose all is well.

That aside... America has since it's earliest beginnings been a Christian nation and celebrated Christian holidays for as long as we have been a nation. The celebration of these holidays have done no harm to individuals, nor to the society in which their live.

Read more here... at  Rational Nation USA.

Contrast and Compare: Searchlight Tea Party Photos Vs. Leftist Rally in Los Angeles

by the Left Coast Rebel

Zombie at PJTV had a brilliant idea for a piece, a direct, side by side picture-comparison of the Searchlight Tea Party held on March 27 vs. a leftist anti-war rally held in L.A. on March 20. PJTV gleaned Searchlight Tea Party pictures from here and the Los Angeles leftist rally from here. I should have thought of this! Photographs that directly contrast the far left and the Tea Party movement are perhaps the most effective tool to shatter the media's attempt to smear the resurgent Tea Party movement:

Searchlight, Nevada Tea Party:

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Again, the rabid Pac-Man-ghosts-mob at the Showdown at Searchlight:

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Racists!:

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On to Los Angeles. Positive outlook on America:

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Racist? Nah, only teabaggers fit that description:

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Nice - Che-worship:

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Get the point main stream media? Discussion via Memeorandum.

CNN Ratings: "At Least Dozens Now Watch CNN, Perhaps Hundreds"

by the Left Coast Rebel

Remember this report from Sunday?:



Americans aren't stupid. Just as new polling today shows that a majority of Americans think that Obamacare is not what it was billed to be and 'far too expensive' for the nation, CNN-eyeballs numbers are cirlcling the drain. Americans aren't stupid:

CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing almost half their viewers in a year.
Hah! Half the viewership in prime time rode off into the sunset. I wonder if it is liberal bias that is responsible? Or is it that + incompetency, boring content and a tired template?

Also, it is no wonder that the liberal nutroots is so vivtriolic these days - they're dropping like flies so the few left have to take up the slack!

Via Memeorandum

Poll finds Democrats, not Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, the cause of health care threats and violence


By Conservative Generation for Left Coast Rebel

It would be an interesting academic discussion, if the results were not so devastating, but Obama and the democratic leadership are so out of the mainstream that their strategy is more about creating a perception in law-maker's minds than the American mind.  It is about convincing the congressional Democrat majority that people favor Obama's policies than convincing the public.  

Take a look at any news article articulating Obama's so called "momentum."  Where is that momentum in the polls?  Do you call Obama's toxic polling momentum?  Do you call the fact that a majority of people still dislike his health care bill momentum?  

Not only is there no momentum, but the same tactics behind creating faux-Obamamentum are the same tactics that are increasing the public's distaste for the majority party.  Let's take a look at the big Democrat blitz to demonize the Tea Party movement.  Surely, such a large and ardent undertaking would show up in the polls.

A USA Today poll found that:

And when asked about incidents of vandalism and threats that followed the bill's passage, Americans are more inclined to blame Democratic political tactics than critics' harsh rhetoric. Forty-nine percent say Democratic tactics are "a major reason" for the incidents, while 46% blame criticism by conservative commentators and 43% the criticism of Republican leaders.

That is right leftwing PJ bloggers.  Please keep pretending that all of this outrage is from the magical, mystical, anonymous cabal of "violent right."  The people will blame the Democrat Party for it.  

However, I doubt that swaying the public is the intention.  Obama has achieved passage of his unpopular health care bill.  There are countless other unpopular things the President intends to pass and it's not going to get done by looking for public support.  The only way he is going to get it done is by duping his own party members.  The only thing faux-Obamamentum is good for is passing bills America doesn't want.

They are already admitting defeat at TPM

Via Memeorandum

Left Coast Rebel Readers: Do you Want to be Involved in a Q&A with Barack Obama's Cousin, Milton R. Wolf, M.D.?

by the Left Coast Rebel

I have something neat tonight and far away from the doldrums of the insistent headlines recently. Instead of chasing nasty communist Obamabots like a monkey behind the keyboard, I have the unique opportunity to interview Milton R. Wolf, M.D. (left) - a pernicious, adamant, vocal critic of Obamacare. A doctor, in diagnostic radiology, and he knows his stuff of medicine and the politics of it.

Did I mention that he is Barack Obama's 2nd cousin? I did before, you know.

So here's the thing. I would like to solicit questions from Left Coast Rebel faithfuls to present to Milton R. Wolf via an email Q&A. The only thing that I ask is that you peruse his site and get to know him more. Also, make sure that you don't overlap questions that other press outlets have presented to him, here, here, here, here, here,(heh, Jim Hoft at Gateway said, I 'arrived' when MM attacked LCR too) here, here, here, here --- Phew, busy guy!

Based on the fact that Obamacare is still tanking in the polls and will be the driving force in the 2010 elections - Dr. Wolf's voice is all that more important.

I love this shot of Dr. Wolf on Hannity:



And I look forward to hearing, and considering, your questions for Dr. Wolf.

VIDEO: Harry Reid Supporters Egg the Tea Party Express Bus and Threaten Andrew Breitbart

by the Left Coast Rebel

When the Left Coast Rebel was covering the Searchlight, Nevada Tea Party an email appeared in my inbox alerting activists that the Tea Party Express bus had been 'egged on', literally, with eggs being thrown by nasty, vicious, violent Harry Reid supporters (all 35 of them, probably all family members, heh). I scrambled and scrambled to try to find a picture of the incident. None was to be found. Something even better did surface today. Enjoy:



Also, Soloman has an additional video where Breitbart discusses what happened with law enforcement and a nice linke to a G20 riot video that clearly shows what the left is capable of. In fact, it is like something straight out of a science fiction flick. Great stuff! Discussion via. Memeorandum.

UPDATED: HotAirPundit has a shot of a Harry Reid drone holding an egg, pre-launch:


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Leftist Violence on Display in the Harry Weisiger/Mark Duren Case, Why Does the Leftist Mob All Sound Like Charles Johnson?

by Conservative Generation for the Left Coast Rebel

Mark Duren sparked a fire of leftist hatred after the media over-publicized his account concerning a road rage incident last Friday. What enragement could provoke comments such as “I would have beat him (Harry Weisiger) to death right there on the spot” to spring up all over leftist sites like Crooks and Liars :

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Was it that the alleged offender in the accident was driving under the influence? Nope! Was it that he left the scene of the accident? Nada! The most important detail that the left extrapolated from Mark Duren’s account was that he was allegedly the victim of Obama-bumpersticker-violence.

Never mind that it is extremely difficult to surmise the intentions of one pointing at something below your rearview mirror (most of your car is below your rearview mirror). Never mind that the other driver, Harry Weisiger, denies that the incident had anything to do with an Obama bumpersticker. Never mind that no media outlet had reported Harry Weisiger’s political affiliations, the leftist-hate mentality kicked into high gear. When we at LCR, pointed these facts out to the left, we got a large number of hits (thank you rabid leftist mob) and an inbox full of hate comments:

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Nice! Sarah Palin derangement + teabaggers and LCR implication. Leftist trolls were also posting Harry Weisiger's address to intimidate him and harass him. The Left Coast Rebel didn't indulge them by posting his address:

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Conservative terrorists? Is that you, Charles Johnson? How about these vile examples of leftist extremism:

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Once again, is that you - Charles Johnson?

The proof is here that the leftwing is very capable of hatred, taunts and violence - aimed at a man that they knew nothing about and towards anyone that dared to challenge their dogma. Much like the Democrat party/MSM cabal that is doing this on a national scale as well, they fit to the meme regardless of facts.

It seems that the Left Coast Rebel hit close to the mark as Mark Duren, the alleged Obama-bumpersticker road rage victim, has joined LCR in denouncing the left’s vitriol:

In the wake of the attack, Duren was dismayed to see an equally furious tone seep onto the Democratic blogs and message boards. People called Weisiger a lunatic, and worse, and began to dig into his background, searching for dirt.

"I believe what he did was terrible, endangering me and my daughter," he said. "But to call this man they don't know a lunatic, it just seems a little bit much.

The Tennessean also reported this of Weisiger:

Those who know Weisiger describe him as a responsible businessman and a father of four with no history of violent behavior.

"He was just a loyal employee, with no previous incidents of any sort like the one being described," said Patrick Parker, spokesman for Hardaway Construction Corp., where Weisiger worked for 25 years before retiring in 2008. "You never know, I guess."

Court records show Weisiger was previously charged with driving under the influence in 1985, but he wasn't convicted.

Weisiger, who served as vice president of the construction company's real estate division, retired in 2008 to work on his golf game and spend more time with his wife, Judy.

Judy Weisiger died last month, at age 66, after a long battle with brain cancer. She left behind her husband, three sons and a daughter.

There is no sign that Weisiger is a political activist. Calls to his home went unreturned Friday.

"He was just a wonderful guy, and we think the world of him," Parker said.


This sad tale is yet more proof of the vitriol of the left. I wonder where this will all end up?

Update #1

Say, is that firedoglake complaining about the right? I wish I could have thought of something to make their list. There's no point in being a conservative blog if you aren't going to be accused of hating the FBI. I think I'll hold out for a more outrageous title like, "LCR hates babies" or something.

Also, be sure to check out Crooks and Liar's indisputable proof of conservative racism, because not just anyone can call the republican line on C-Span. It's a party secret and you need to know the handshake and all.

RNC's Michael Steele Bondage-Themed Nightclub Personal Nightmare?

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by the Left Coast Rebel

I know what you are thinking - the title is a joke, right? Well it's not, at least according to a Daily Caller report that shows, among other things:

Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the nearby Four Seasons, and $1,620.71 spent [update: the amount is actually $1,946.25] at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.
I am a bit flummoxed as to why the Daily Caller would even carry this exposé and I sure hope they sourced it well. Perhaps too, the salacious nature of this will do so much damage to Steele that he will be forced to resign. The RNC is blaming a staffer which seems pretty weak to me and similar to the same tactic that comes from leftist pols:

“We are investigating the expenditure in question. The story willfully and erroneously suggests that the expenditure in question was one belonging to the chairman. This was a reimbursement made to a non-committee staffer. The chairman was never at the location in question, he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable. Good reporting would make that distinction crystal clear. The committee has requested that the monies be returned to the committee and that the story be corrected so that it is accurate.”

Dan Riehl
, who has good instincts usually, thinks the Daily Caller report is weak. He makes no bones about how he feels about it:
It also sounds as if off the record conversations suddenly became on the record due to amateurish ethics and editorial judgment, and the item includes multiple falsehoods that I imagine will be addressed, assuming actual journalists get involved. You're pretty bad when it'll probably fall to Politico, or bloggers, to correct your many errors, Tucker. Welcome to the blogosphere, jerk. Don't waste too much money before what many bloggers are coming to view as a mostly worthless site crashes and burns.


To be updated....

The Death Threat Against Eric Cantor That the Left is Ignoring, Who is Norman Leboon? Updated: Norman LeBoon, Obama Donor? Shia Muslim?

by the Left Coast Rebel

How did I miss this? Why isn't this a leading thread at Memeorandum? Wouldn't this be huge news if it had been directed towards Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Frank, any leftist politician?

This being a death threat made against Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA). Hadn't heard about it? Neither had I. The U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia released a statement today and affidavit as well:

PRESS RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA - Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk. As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the internet, in which he threatened to kill Congressman Cantor and his family. No harm came to the Congressman or his family as a result of Leboon's threats.

"The Department of Justice takes threats against government officials seriously, especially threats to kill or injure others," said Levy. "Whether the reason for the threat is personal or political, threats are not protected by the First Amendment and are crimes."

INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANT

NAME ADDRESS AGE
Norman Leboon Philadelphia, PA 33 years old

If convicted of all the charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, a fine up to $500,000, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert K. Reed.

"You receive my bullets..." The money shot from the affidavit, referencing the video that LeBoon threatened Cantor in:

"Remember Eric ... our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you're a Lucifer, you're a pig, a greedy [expletive] pig. You're an abomination. You receive my bullets in your office. Remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer's abominations."


Scroll down to the bottom of the TPM article on this for the affidavit as well. Main stream press - why are you ignoring the violence against Republican politicians? I'd like to know more about this Norman Leboon guy too. Did the leftist press motivate him to do this?

UPDATED: Our first glimpse of Norman LeBoon via Legal Insurrection. Professor Jacobson points out that Norman LeBoon was an ant-zionist loon:


Israel Starving Babies with Blockade - Click here for more amazing videos


And another, this guy, Norman LeBoon is an out and out wacko and proud of his anti-semitism:

Israel's Enemy or Friend? Norman LeBoon Sr. The Future is Coming! - Funny bloopers R us


UPDATED x2: Citizen journalism reigns! Jammie Wearing Fool (also, link here), found that Norman LeBoon gave money to Obama:

According to the HuffPost data base, a Norman LeBoon of 1653 Benner St. in Philadelphia gave $815 to Obama in the third quarter of 2008. From the affadavit at Michelle Malkin's link:
Subsequently, the IP address 74.109.58.150 was subsequently provided to Verizon Internet Services. Upon being served with an “Emergency Situation Disclosure Request By Law Enforcement” form, Verizon provided the subscriber information for the user assigned IP address 74.109.58.150 between March 24, 2010, 4:48 p.m. PT, and March 26, 2010, 04:58 a.m. PT. According to Verizon’s records, the subscriber to the IP address, at the specified time was: John Hopkins, 1653 Benner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19149.

And here's another video. Jammie thinks that Norman LeBoon should have put the crack pipe down years ago and I agree and Norman LeBoon rails against Youtube here:


UPDATED x3: Norman LeBoon, Shia Muslim? You have got to be kidding me. From the video at MetaCafe - I'm very dangerous because of who I am, as a Shia Muslim....:

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Check out this video too. Of course the press won't carry this although they called the militia members arrested yesterday, 'Christians' over and over and over and over.....

UPDATED x4: Cantor's office released a statement on the death threat from Norman LeBoon:

ASHINGTON, D.C. - Statement From the Office of Republican Whip Eric Cantor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of the Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement regarding a security incident that occurred this weekend:

Statement by Press Secretary Brad Dayspring:

"Over the weekend, Congressman Cantor was notified by law enforcement that a threat was made against his life. Law enforcement officials informed Congressman Cantor that the threat was determined as credible and they were responding accordingly. The Congressman was later notified that an arrest was made and a suspect was in custody. "At this time, the Congressman will have no further comment on this threat or the investigation, and asks that inquiries be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Congressman is deeply grateful for, and would like to dearly thank all local and federal law enforcement involved, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney's Office in Virginia and Philadelphia, U.S. Capitol Police and the Henrico Police Department in Virginia."

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UPDATED x5: Norman LeBoon left his tracks everywhere. I found this comment on a very strange blog entry from July, 2009, apparently he became disenfranchised over Obama:

Mon, 07/06/2009 - 21:57 — Prophet Mehdi

If anyone dosent know it or understand that Presidernt Obama has changed and WILL get worse everyday as the Satan plays with him everyday because he's a Leader. The same thing happen to President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Love, Prophet Mehdi 12 Imam named by God and ONLY by God! Used to be Norman LeBoon Sr.
He's a prophet! Call him Prophet Mehdi. Screenshot:

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An America That Will Rise Again

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA         

The congress of the United States is populated by a group of elitist power brokers that are frankly, at least IMO, out for two things. First doing everything possible to get reelected, and second to push the statist/socialist agenda deeper into the fabric of America.

It is the fervent  hope of all liberty minded people who love freedom and individualism, that the misfits currently wielding power over us fail in both. Congress (read democratic leadership), and the POTUS have been deeply intent on radically changing our countries direction.

 With the historic passage of  the flawed health insurance reform bill, known as ObamaCare, they have indeed succeeded in their misguided journey. Their hopes are to change America completely and forever into a Chavez or Castro style statist/socialist state. If I chose to be kind I might say they are only trying to remake America along the lines of socialist England or France. To do so would be incorrect.

Obama, as well as the democrats in congress are most concerned with keeping power. They believe that by pandering to, and encouraging  the belief government is the best solution to all the problems of life they enhance their chances of retaining power. They believe if you spin the benefits of dependency on government long enough, and give people as much as possible for as little cost to themselves as possible they will follow government to the slop trough.

Read more here.






Via: Rasmussen

Terrorist Bombing in Moscow Subway: Death Toll at 38 and Rising

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by the Left Coast Rebel

Photo above via Gateway Pundit, via Rianovosti. Aggragated news on shocking twin attacks on Moscow subway stations today. First, Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs:

Two female suicide bombers strike Moscow subway, at least 37 dead Jihadwatch

Jihad in Moscow. "Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway," by David Nowak for the Associated Press, March 29:

MOSCOW - Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said.
The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s.
The first explosion took place just before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main successor agency.
A second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later.
Emergency Minister Sergei Shoigu said the toll was 37 killed and 102 injured, but he did not give a breakdown of casualties at each station, according to Russian news agencies.
Michelle Malkin has this on Chechen Muslims training female homicide bombers:

Flashback to a post here on this blog from September 2004 during the Beslan massacre:
Read more about the female suicide bombers involved in the school attack and the other Moscow attacks. More here. And the Command Post is covering and commenting here.

Recall the Chechen Islamist who trained the female suicide bombers in the Moscow theater terrorist attack.

Russia Today has video, coverage of the incident:






Via Memeorandum, the New York Times:
The first attack occurred as commuters were exiting a packed train at a station near the headquarters of the F.S.B., the successor to the Soviet-era K.G.B. Officials said they suspected that the attack there was intended as a message to the security services, which have helped lead the crackdown on Islamic extremism in Chechnya and other parts of the Caucasus region in southern Russia.

The two explosions spread panic throughout the capital as people searched for missing relatives and friends, and the authorities tried to determine whether more attacks were planned. The subway system is one of the world’s most extensive and well-managed, and it serves as a vital artery for Moscow’s commuters, carrying as many as 10 million people a day.

“The terrorist acts were carried out by two female terrorist bombers,” said Moscow’s mayor, Yuri M. Luzhkov. “They happened at a time when there would be the maximum number of victims.”

Robert Gibbs - So Stupid that He Has to Read the 'Pop up Guide' to the Galaxy/ Star Wars!

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by the Left Coast Rebel

At least that's what the vile leftist nutroots would say if Robert Gibbs were a conservative/libertarian water-carrier. Star Wars Pop-up Guide? Hah! It matters not that the Star Wars Pop-up Guide book is a gift for his son (or so I read). If the meme-shoe doesn't fit, you simply make sure it does by repeating a lie over and over! Anyone up for a caption contest?

Frankly, I can see the Obamanation waxing fondly over the 'Imperialists' (Democrat-socialists) and holding nothing but scorn for the 'Rebellion' (true conservatives, libertarians, independents, 60% of the nation that didn't want the health care takeover). Yes, Star Wars is the Democrat-socialist subversion of the United States. Think about it, you have the Debt Star that threatens to crush all free planets (societies, states, businesses and future generations) within distance:

debt-star

And you have a Fearless Leader (emperor) that smites down every productive industry, taxpaying citizen in sight and even supersedes the Constitution (in his mind) all from the Oval Office (or lawn). And he even lectures Middle Eastern leaders on 'corruption'!:

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And an idiotic bunch of collegial-leftists that parade around as if they know better than the entire nation. By-golly you are going to take our statism/fascism/marxism! Eventually you are going to like it too! As Rome burns, Tweedle-Dee-Darth:

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But. At least the Star Wars Pop-up book does actually look really cool:

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darth vader pop up


But like Obama's 'transparency', it's simply just a:

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America made a disastrous mistake and this White House is run by radical leftist ideologues that will never listen to the Will of the People:

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May the force be with us (and save America).

Project American Ivy: Declaration of Indpendence, Throw the Bums Out Edition, Also Napolitano on Obamacare, Constitution

by the Left Coast Rebel

I just caught this at PJTV via Vodkapundit, an updated 'throw the bums out' version of the Declaration of Independence. Here's the money-line at the end:

We, therefore, the People of the United States of America, in Protest, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of Ourselves, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from Obligation to uphold Unconstitutional Laws, and that all political connection between them and their current Representatives, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to Throw the Bums Out, elect Fair and Just replacements, to Preserve the Constitution by Voting in November, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Be sure to read the rest, follow this site and tell them I sent you. Also, Judge Andrew Napolitano knocks the ball out of the park on the unconstitutional facets of Obamacare in this video: