Archive for April, 2009

Dems Hate Crimes Bill Protects Pedophiles But Not Veterans Or Grandmas

April 30, 2009

Democratic House members passed HR 1913 this week.
The new hate crimes legislation protects pedophiles but democrats refused to add veterans and grandmothers to the legislation.

The House passed the bill 249 to 175 with 231 democrats voting for the legislation.
Earned Media reported:

H.R. 1913 (Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009) is not about stopping crime but is designed to give “actual or perceived” sexual preference or “gender identity” (which is still classified as a mental disorder) the same legal status as race. The DSM IVR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual used by psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnose mental disorders) lists more than 30 “sexual orientations” and “Gender Identity Disorders,” including pedophilia. The hate crimes bill does not limit “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” and, thus, includes all these disorders and fetishes. The use of “actual or perceived” includes those with disorders or deviant sexual preferences and those who do not have such disorders or fetishes, so long as it is alleged that the person charged allegedly “thought” the other person had such disorder or fetish…

Mathew Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented: “Sexual orientation and gender identity include pedophilia and every imaginable deviant fetish. Cross-dressers and pedophiles find refuge in this so-called hate crimes bill, while veterans and grandmas are left to fend for themselves. Obviously, this bill is not about the prevention of crime but is all about pushing a radical sexual anarchy. This bill will crush free speech and trample free exercise of religion.”

Here is more information on the bill.

White House Aide’s Family Has Swine Flu

April 30, 2009

A White House security staffer came down with flu-like symptoms after traveling to Mexico with the president. His family showed they’re also infected with the swine flu.

On Sunday it was reported that the museum director who greeted Obama died from the swine flu.

Felipe Solis, the director of the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, greeted Barack Obama at the museum for dinner with dignitaries during Obama’s apology tour.
Solis died the next day from pneumonia.
Later the Mexican health boss Jose Cordova, however, said Mr Solis was already ill and his death was unrelated to swine flu.

The Politico reported:

The White House has issued a health advisory outlining “protective measures” for anyone who traveled on President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico after a member of the U.S. delegation came down with flu-like symptoms – and tests on his family showed they’re probably infected with the swine flu.

The individual – an advance security staffer for Energy Secretary Steven Chu –appears to have spread the flu to his wife, son and nephew. All three have tested probable for swine flu, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday.

Gibbs, who did not name the security aide, said he did not work closely with Obama, didn’t fly on Air Force One and is back at work at the Energy Department.

But the staffer was at a working dinner Obama attended with Mexican officials April 16. The aide “was asked specifically if he ever came within six feet of the president, and the answer to that was ‘No,’ ” Gibbs said.

More… The White House was warned by a biosurveillance firm about a serious influenza outbreak in Mexico a full two weeks before the World Health Organization offered its first official warning about a public health emergency of global concern on April 24th.

Journalists Told to Quit Lying Or Face a Whipping

April 30, 2009

No More Spin.

Journalists in the Swat region of Pakistan were ordered by the Taliban to quit lying or face sharia punishment.
The Daily Times reported:

Swat Taliban have announced that they will ‘reform’ the banking system and journalism in the areas they control, shifting the focus from barbers and CD shops, Dunya News reported. Talking to the TV channel, Taliban spokesman Haji Muslim Khan said Taliban’s next target would be the banking system “where un-Islamic affairs are being carried out”. He said the Taliban would penalise the media with the sharia punishment for telling lies. The Taliban would take action against the people “who are trying to conceal facts by publishing and broadcasting false reports”.

Now I may not agree with the Taliban on everything but I do see some merit in this movement.

Rob De Witt adds:

Sigh…if only. Say what you will about the Taliban, even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and again.

Change!… Pakistani College Bans Jeans & Tight Dresses After Terror Threat

April 30, 2009

Terrorists score another win in Pakistan.
A Pakistani college banned jeans and tight dresses after terrorists threatened the school.
The Daily Times reported:

The Kinnaird College (KC) administration has banned the students from wearing jeans or other tight dresses in the wake of possible terrorist threats. The college has imposed a strict dress code that only allows students to wear Eastern dresses such as shalwar qameez or loose trousers. Dupatas have been made mandatory. KC Vice Principal Nikhat Khan told Daily Times the measures were in line with a government notification, and had no connection with rumours about burqa-clad women issuing warnings to students. She said jeans and tight dresses were banned on college premises since years but the new principal was unaware of the ban and girls were using this to their advantage. Students reported an atmosphere of fear after the introduction of rules that barred students from wearing dresses of their choice.

Fear-mongerer Joe Biden Tells Family: "Stay Off Planes & Subways"

April 30, 2009

Spreading fear…
Joe Biden sets off a panic- Tells his family to avoid trains and planes:

The AP reported: Joe Biden said Thursday he advised his family to stay off airplanes and subways because of the new swine flu, a remark that forced the vice president’s office to backtrack and prompted one airline official to complain about “fear-mongering.” (April 30)

The White House quickly put released a clarifying press release:

The White House quickly arranged for Biden to make this statement through a spokesperson.

“On the Today Show this morning, the vice president was asked what he would tell a family member who was considering air travel to Mexico this week. The advice he is giving family members is the same advice the administration is giving to all Americans: that they should avoid unnecessary air travel to and from Mexico. If they are sick, they should avoid airplanes and other confined public spaces, such as subways. This is the advice the vice president has given family members who are traveling by commercial airline this week. As the president said just last night, every American should take the same steps you would take to prevent any other flu: Keep your hands washed; cover your mouth when you cough; stay home from work if you’re sick and keep your children home from school if they’re sick.”

The press release said that Biden gave his family the same advice he gave all Americans– not to travel if you are sick.

Of course, this is not true.
Biden was not talking about sick family members. He was talking about healthy family members using public transportation.
It was a nice try though.

Dutch Queen Ambushed During Parade– 4 Dead (Video)

April 30, 2009

Four people were killed when a car slammed into a crowd of people watching the Queen’s Day Parade in The Netherlands.

Witnesses said that the black Suzuki Swift appeared to deliberately target an open bus carrying Queen Beatrix and her family:

Four people were killed and 12 wounded when a car careered into a crowd of people watching the Dutch royal family riding past in an open-top bus. The man driving the car was said to be a white male in his twenties and had to be cut out of his car before he was arrested.


The Royal Family was riding in an open-top bus and were shocked by the car attack. (RNW)

The incident took place Thursday in the town of Apeldoorn during celebrations for Queen’s Day, an annual holiday in the Netherlands.

Queen Beatrix was in the bus with her family when the black hatchback zoomed past and slammed into the spectators.

Geenstilj is posting updates on the situation.


There are more photos from the attack here and here.

UPDATE: The Times Online reported: A 38-year-old Dutchman, who was driving a black hatchback, has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out an attack on the Royal Family.

Bloomberg added: Ludo Goossens, the public prosecutor, said, “We have reason to believe that this was a deliberate act.”

UPDATE 2: Photos of the killer are here.

Klein Verzet has more on the story including this:

The culprit has a name: Karst Tates, a recently layed-off ex-employee of a private security firm. He lived alone in an apartment in Huissen. Neighbours describe him as a normal, if somewhat private, person. In the few moments of consciousness right after the crash he has stated he was making an attempt at the royal family.

Hat Tip David W.

Obama Fox High School Town Hall: Tea Party Fun Outside… Inside? Not So Much

April 30, 2009

While President Frumpy-Frump was mocking the uncouth “Tea Bag” protesters yesterday inside the Fox High School gymnasium, there were a couple of hundred fired up protesters outside slamming his irresponsible spending.

We had a blast!
Our excitement was contagious:

Mark Polege sent these great shots from the protest yesterday…

Local radio host Dana Loesch was a Tea Party protesting machine.


Thanks Mark!

Reason Magazine offers this sage advice: Take pity on the left as it grapples with the tea party revolt.

Glenn Reynolds has more on the tea party stages of denial.
Remember- It’s a process.

Previously:
HUNDREDS OF TEA PARTY PROTESTERS Greet Obama In St. Louis (Video Added)

Blanked Again… Dems Get No GOP Votes On Another Record Spending Bill

April 30, 2009

Dems Pass Record Spending Bill… Without One Single GOP Vote!

Once again, NOT ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN in the US House of Representatives voted for the latest record spending bill, the 3.4 trillion dollars budget for 2010, that passed today:

Democrats lost 17 votes to the GOP.

Likewise, NOT ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted for the this record and irresponsible spending bill in the US Senate.

Despite a recession and soaring budget deficits, Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed Obama’s request for hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending. The legislation will also allow democrats to use a powerful procedural tool known as reconciliation to advance the Obama’s plan for socialized healthcare without fear of a Republican filibuster.

Obama and the Dems have made their bed.
They own it now:

Let them lie in it.

President Thin-Skin won’t like this one bit.

Previously:
House Dems Pass Generational Theft Act Without a Single GOP Vote
House Dems Pass Historic Obama Budget Without Single GOP Vote
President Cry Baby Whines That Republicans Won’t Vote For His Record Spending Bills (Video)

Obama "Saved or Created" 150,000 Jobs This Year… Lost 2,046,000

April 30, 2009

“I especially want to thank Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, all of the members of Congress who worked so quickly and effectively to make this blueprint a reality.

This budget builds on the steps we’ve taken over the last 100 days to move this economy from recession to recovery and ultimately to prosperity.

We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs and provided a tax cut to 95 percent of all working families.”

President Barack Obama
100 Day Press Conference
April 29, 2009

During his 100 Day Press Conference Barack Obama bragged that his administration had created or saved 150,000 jobs.

The US economy lost 598,000 jobs in January.
The US economy lost 706,000 jobs in February.
The US economy lost 742,000 jobs in March.

So, in other words Team Obama has lost 2,046,000 jobs and only created or saved 150,000 jobs.
Woo-Hoo!
It looks like Team Obama has some work to do.

UPDATE: The AP actually looked at this and other Obama lies from last night.

Barack Obama at 100 Day Presser: "Waterboarding Is Torture"

April 30, 2009

ABC Reporter Jake Tapper asked President Obama tonight if the previous administration used torture:

President Obama answered: We could have gotten this information in other ways.
…How exactly?… And, how does he know this?

Obama did not answer the question directly about the Bush Administration.
He used Great Britain in World War II as an example of a country that did not torture.

Maybe he forgot about these German prisoners at Bad Nenndorf, near Hanover:

For almost 60 years, the evidence of Britain’s clandestine torture programme in postwar Germany has lain hidden in the government’s files. Harrowing photographs of young men who had survived being systematically starved, as well as beaten, deprived of sleep and exposed to extreme cold, were considered too shocking to be seen.

Obama then declared that, “Waterboarding is torture.”
The Bush Administration used the technique on 3 top level Al-Qaeda terrorists.
However, Obama did not say whether he will demand that our military stop using this “torture” technique during SERE training.

More… Bill O’Reilly corrected the president on British interrogation: “The British use very intense interrogation techniques on terrorists.”