Send in the Clowns. There Ought to be Clowns. (Open Thread)

by Miri                              AP Photo/Tiririca website, HO

A recent news story from south of the border caught my eye. Francisco Silva, a professional clown known by the stage name Tiririca, a candidate for “federal deputy” from Sao Paulo, has been accused by political opponents of not knowing how to read: 

“Brazilians seem eager to put a clown in Congress, according to the polls. But the courts are taking a less jovial look at a new report that the comic doesn’t meet a legal requirement that lawmakers be able to read and write. 

The Brazilian Constitution mandates that members of Congress must be literate, and prosecutors said Monday they want to force Tiririca — a name that means grumpy in colloquial Portuguese — to disprove the allegations. Otherwise, he could be tossed from office if he wins.

Tiririca, whose real name is Francisco Silva, has been this electoral season’s hit in Brazil, drawing millions of viewers on YouTube to his campaign ads. His slogans include, ‘It can’t get any worse,’ and ‘What does a federal deputy do? Truly, I don’t know. But vote for me and you’ll find out.

Polls show he is likely to win more votes for Brazil’s lower house than any other candidate, upward of 1 million ballots.”

Read more at: 

So here we have an enormously popular candidate who doesn’t appear to meet the eligibility requirements of his country’s Constitution. Brazil, however, is taking this quite seriously, as is their media, who at least try to learn whether or not Silva is literate, instead of attacking his questioners for their obvious elitism and classism.

After all, shouldn’t his opponents have to prove that he can’t read, that he doesn’t meet the eligibility requirements of their Constitution, instead of the other way around? He signed a sworn statement attesting that he can read. His campaign manager has said that he can read. Isn’t that enough for these naysayers? Do I detect the stinky whiff of racism here? Brazilians are notorious for classifying people by skin tone within a despicable, although informal, caste system. I sarcastically digress . . . 

The news article explains that Brazil’s courts will intervene and that Silva will be required to prove to a judge that he’s eligible under their Constitution, or else he’ll be tossed from office.

I’m thinking of another country, in this case a First World country, that has already placed a possibly Constitutionally ineligible “clown” into office. Unfortunately for that country, their media and courts seem willing, if not eager, to turn a blind eye to the situation, with its potentially dire consequences, as well as a deaf ear to the cries of the People who actually believe (perhaps foolishly) that their Constitution stands for something. Apparently, in that country, the rule of law is demode.

Respectfully submitted for your consideration of the irony.

NOTE:  The above is a true story, NOT a spoof or parody.

UPDATE:   10/5/2010:  The clown won!  See this story:

“With 1.3 million ballots cast in his favour, a professional clown named Tiririca won more votes than any other candidate in Sunday’s elections. It’s the second-highest tally ever recorded in Brazil’s history. . . . In one of his commercials, he pleaded for voters’ blessings so that he could help the needy, ‘including my family.’ . . . A last-minute legal challenge failed to remove him from the ballot, but electoral authorities say he could still lose his congressional seat if his literacy is lacking.” 

This story reports “Despite this, he may still be refused a seat in the Chamber of Deputies, which is what they call their Congress in Brazil. If Tiririca gets grumpy over this, the political party he ran under may be smiling at his expense. Under Brazil’s constitution, the Chamber of Deputies uses an ‘open list’ method of proportional representation based on the total votes received. So, because of the massive number of votes Tiririca won, the Party of the Republic (PR) may wind up getting to fill four seats in the Chamber with their other candidates should Tiririca be disqualified for being illiterate.”

Again, consider the irony:  Tiririca was spoofing when he said that he wanted to help his needy family.  Unlike our clown, who helps his family every chance he gets.  Can you say, Auntie Zeituni?  A last minute challenge wouldn’t remove him from the ballot, either.  So now it’s up to their Congress to seat him, or not.  If they play games, his party can use his win to install preferred others.  I’m thinking of Hillary here and how she was shoved aside by her party in favor of another clown.  Progressives, btw, want proportional representation schemes here in the US, too, as well as to do away with the Electoral College.   Tiririca is a good argument against those ideas.

138 responses to “Send in the Clowns. There Ought to be Clowns. (Open Thread)

  1. Excellent corollary. So sad that we are now comparing our government to other countries, and we aren’t first to lead.

    That is interesting that their constitution has the requirement of being able to read and write. High literacy problem in Brazil! Somebody is going to hold the clown to their Constitution..what an amazing thought. The high court in Brazil will intervene? Oh pas shah. I never thought that Brazil would stand taller than the citizens in the USA. And here I thought they were a fairly corrupt country. The USA dropped another notch in comparison to both Honduras and Brazil….both countries that believe in their constitution, and allow the courts to actually determine law.

    We’ve got ’em beat on having a clown in office! Where’s that photo of Obama with the Pinocchio nose…or am I thinking of Mr. Whiteface?

    • Great point, Bridgette–about Honduras. Yes, they followed their Constitution, too. And remember what side Obama was on. The WRONG side. The anti-Constitution side. The dictator side.

      Now we see Venezuelans revolting against Chavista “hope and change.” Leading the way. We can only hope that Americans will follow in 35 short days.

  2. Funny story.

    If Rahm leaves the WH to run for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, he can’t get back into his house in IL. He rented it until Sept. 2011 ..(may have Sept. incorrect) still…he has no home to go to and the Renters aren’t going to budge! Can you imagine that those renters will make Rahm abide by a lawful contract! Will those renters wake up in the hospital with knee problems soon?

    They didn’t mention the residency requirement for Rahm to run…does he pass that just because he has a home in IL, yet he hasn’t lived there for two years?

    Rahm can run on being ‘Homeless’ and that he knows how the people that live in the alleys and under bridges, really feel.

  3. Bridge
    I think he is running for Mayor.

    • So right you are ..I know that..can I claim, I mis-wrote? I was listening to the IL stats regarding Alexi Giannouli and Mark Kirk..running for senate, Pat Quinn and Bill Brady running for governor. I can’t do two things at once!

      Thanks, I fixed it.

      • It was just a mis-text…..! Or in my case my spell check types by itself!
        I can’t walk and chew gum ot is it typing and chewing…..

  4. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Well, we have our own Court Jester- the illegally installed Al Franken!

  5. In case you missed this..imagine Laura or Barbara or Hillary in this ensemble. Then think of either George or Bill in the other. Yes indeedie…these are First and Second Clowns in the US. These two represent you..[.see finger pointing right in your face!] I name this “Heads Held High” or ” No Sense and Outright Nonsense.” Then, there is nightmare in the White House. Showing now .. Ms. Puffed Up and Mr Swagger!

  6. Bridgette: Is that photo one of the ones that the Dem operatives are alleging that Paladino (running for Gov. in NY, iirc) sent out via email? That can’t be MO–too well endowed up top. Barry looks right, though.

    You know what? That’s racist. 🙂

    I keep hearing people ask why Barry has such low poll numbers here in the USA but remains so very popular in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

    Answer: DUH! He’s not their POTUS.

  7. Bridge
    Have you seen this?
    Very interesting… 59 star flag on brochure, issured by Florida school,

  8. If anything, that photo that Bridgette linked provides an excellent example of how a masterful photoshopper can CREATE photos that lend credence to a fictional biography. It’s very well done. Don’t you agree? It most definitely is a photoshopped image. Snopes says so and you know THEY don’t lie. What’s interesting is that the photo they claim it was based upon looks AS photoshopped as the pimped one. Check it out here:

    Looks like they messed with Barry’s forehead. Why?

    • Interesting Miri..I never knew where that photo originated. It arrived in an email and I thought it was so gauche! Funny, that it ended up at Snopes! They have proven their trustworthiness so many times… A mom and pop Obot Shop!

      Funny, some times the photo shows up in my comment section, and other times it disappears. I should direct people to your url.. as my statements make no sense without a photo. Of course, it is a spoof.. tacky outfits…but it really might be MO’s best one!

  9. That is too funny — I thought it was a spoof — the irony lol.
    “…The news article explains that Brazil’s courts will intervene and that Silva will be required to prove to a judge that he’s eligible under their Constitution, or else he’ll be tossed from office.

    I’m thinking of another country, in this case a First World country, that has already placed a possibly Constitutionally ineligible “clown” into office. Unfortunately for that country, their media and courts seem willing, if not eager, to turn a blind eye to the situation…”
    Great commentary Miri

    • No, it’s not a spoof, but I can understand how you thought so, given that my last post WAS a spoof. No, this one’s for real. Amazing, isn’t it?

      “Send in the clowns. There ought to be clowns. Don’t bother; they’re here.”

      Here’s another topical coincidence related to citizenship and ineligibility:
      I just now heard a disabled American veteran on Laura Ingraham’s radio show. He has a son who was born in the Philippines to a Vietnamese mother and this US veteran father, while dad was on R&R. The son, raised by his mother in Vietnam, is now an engineer, has a BS degree, wants to come to the US as an American citizen to live with his father and help care for him, because his dad’s disabled. The son currently works for an oil company, so he has a good job and is self-supporting, well-educated, and AS THE SON OF AT LEAST ONE US CITIZEN, should BE a US citizen himself. Right? Haven’t we heard that argument ad nauseum for the past few years? (btw, is this man eligible to be POTUS? I think so!)

      Anyway, this man didn’t know until recently that his father was not the stepfather who raised him. When he learned the truth and looked up his father in the US, they made plans for the son to come live with him. However, the government won’t allow him into the country.

      As Ingraham pointed out, how fair is this? Compare this to how strings were pulled for Auntie Zeituni, a NON-CITIZEN, who lived here ILLEGALLY for years, SCAMMING US taxpayers by getting services to which she was not entitled, yet she was allowed to remain and now the ingrate even expects us to bestow US citizenship and more mega-socialist perks upon her.

      On the other hand, you have the son of a US citizen, a man who was overseas serving this country, and Obama’s government refuses his son entry, apparently arguing that whatever US citizenship he had from birth has now expired. Sound familiar?

      Earth to Aunt Zeituni: Did your famous “nephew’s” US citizenship similarly EXPIRE, when he traveled to Kenya, Pakistan, Bali, Indonesia, etc., on that non-US passport? Hmmmm?

      • Unfortunately, in our u.s. of a., those who play by the rules, lose — those who scam, win. Guess that means if we want to be winners, to come out on top, we’ve got to get with the program and play by their rules – you know what they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Wonder if there is a course for that lol — I’d actually like to take that course.
        The vietnamese guy should simply fly in to visit his father, and never go back — it works for the illegals, doesn’t it — they know how to work the system. While he is here, he can take the scammer 101 course, perhaps a Chicago university offers one online for out-of-staters. If that doesn’t work, he can always hang out in the E.R. at the county hospital where he can chat up the illegals for tips on reaping the bennies out of the system. Who knows, ACORN or LaRaza may even have a handbook. If all else fails, he should call Bill Ayers.

  10. Feds Accused Of Renting From Radical Mosque
    September 29, 2010

    The Federal Government’s U.S. Census is currently (Aug. 16) leasing a 6,600 square-foot corner of an old, back-road building in Virginia. Land records that Channel Two obtained confirmed that this location is owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center and rented by the Census Bureau, reports WSBTV

    “Imam Johari Abdul-Malik showed McFarlane around the worship area and even acknowledged that Dal Al-Hijrah is not a typical Islamic center. It has been a hotbed of controversy. Its worshipers have included two of the Sept. 11th hijackers and Nadal Hassan, the man believed responsible for the massacre at Fort Hood. Most alarming to critics is its former Imam, Anwar Al-Awlaki.

    The mosque said it collects $500,000 a year in rent from the Census Bureau.

    • Oh how nice of our government to subsidize the radicals — after all, its all in the family, isn’t it –

    • Yes, amazing. Maybe they even used the taxpayers’ money to finance the Fort Hood massacre. Isn’t THAT special? Where’s the lamestream media? Crickets.

  11. O’Reilly just said that instead of Obama moving further to the center, he is instead moving further left! I think he finally got it! It has only taken him 2 years to get it! Amazing, all Obama’s leftist policies will destroy the US! O’Reilly finally woke up…after all, he is just a simple man!

  12. Africa News Kenya
    September 24 – 30, 2010
    U.S. Government grants Kenya $30 million dollars to alleviate hunger
    ‘Feed the Future’ initiative will address the needs of
    small-scale farmers and agri-businesses, and harness
    the power of women to drive economic growth

    NAIROBI (Xinhua) — The U.S. government said Tuesday it will provide 30 million dollars to help Kenya alleviate hunger and fight poverty. The envoy said the initiative reflects the commitment made by U. S. Vice-President Joe Biden during his visit in June to Kenya to encourage more investment….

    The U.S. envoy said the Feed the Future initiative will directly contribute to a new political order by combating poverty, and by establishing a transparent and accountable process with the Kenyan government and stakeholders.

    • More Money for Kenya..Amazing.. when did that letter stating Obama born in Kenya go out to all members of Congress? 3.5 Billion of our money to keep the Africans silent? What other 19 countries received funds?

      Kenya receives Sh2.5b aid to boost food security
      Kenya has received Sh2.5 billion from the US Government to boost the country’s food security and eradicate hunger. Part of the funds will be used to fund agricultural related activities and nutrition.

      Speaking on Wednesday during the signing ceremony of a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Nairobi, US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger said the investment was the first part of a long-term commitment to help Kenya reduce hunger and poverty. “Kenya has been chosen as one of only 20 target countries in the world to benefit from President Barack Obama’s new ‘feed the future’ initiative,” Ranneberger said.

      The initiative will be carried out through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other American agencies such as Department of Agriculture and the Peace Corps

      The US leader pledged at least $3.5 billion for agricultural development and food security worldwide over a three-year period. Yesterday, Ranneberger also pledged more US investments in the sector.

      This is the second grant to Kenya from the US in weeks. Recently the US announced a $10 million dollar grant to support Parliament in the implementation of the new Constitution. [I thought this was $25 M ]

    • Yes, the american taxpayer is supporting the rest of the world, isn’t that nice. We send american taxpayer dollars to everyone in the world —
      Indonesia is waiting on theirs too, so is pakistan, afghanistan, iraq, gaza, and on and on. And where does most of this money earned off the backs of the american taxpayer go, it goes into the hands of the corrupt cronies — they’re loaded, we’re broke.
      Its all a scam.

  13. Bridgette, you can disregard my message —
    I just pulled up your article, BUT, oddly, I wasn’t able to pull it up several minutes ago when I had sent you the message. In fact when I searched for it, the page said there were no records for barry soetoro or barry obama for 2007. Is that weird or what?! What just happened???

    • So are you saying it works again? I will check to see what changed. I don’t know what other message you sent to me, I didn’t see it, but I know what you are talking about.

      I found your message in pending. Will trash it. Checked that link and the article isn’t there. Making a post of it. I know all info disappeared re O ..for 2 years.

  14. Counter-Terror Operation Stops Trucks On I-20 – Atlanta
    September 28, 2010 by Homeland Security NTARC News

    WSB TV News reports a team of federal agents has been stopping tractor-trailers on Interstate 20 just west of Atlanta, inspecting each truck as it passed through a weigh station, and Channel 2 has learned its part of a counter-terrorism operation. Channel 2 reporter Linda Stouffer reported a flashing sign on the interstate directed the trucks to pull into a state-owned inspection station at the height of the evening commute.

    However, federal sources told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne the inspections are part of a counter-terrorism operation.

  15. Credible But Not Specific Threat of New Terrorist Attack
    September 28, 2010 by Homeland Security NTARC News

    ABC News has new details on a report that US and European officials have detected a plot to carry out a major, coordinated series of commando-style terror attacks in Britain, France, Germany and possibly the United States. A senior US official said that while there is a “credible” threat, no specific time or place is known.

    According the report, intelligence and law enforcement authorities in the US and Europe said the threat information is based on the interrogation of a suspected German terrorist allegedly captured on his way to Europe in late summer and now being held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. US law enforcement officials say they have been told the terrorists were planning a series of “Mumbai-style” commando raids on what were termed “economic or soft” targets in the countries.

  16. Miri, your favorite Missouri family.. It PAYS to have a brother as a DemoRat Congressman. He’s attached at the hip to Obama. Yet the attachment brought in lots of hot air and a “wind-fall.” I would bet he is an anonymous owner, and has a secret contract with his bro.

    Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri is a rank-and-file Democrat. According to, he has voted with the Democratic Party 99 percent of the time since he assumed office in 2005, and was among those who consistently espoused the merits of the 2009 stimulus package.

    Earlier this month, the White House released a report entitled, “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America.” Number 18 on the list is Lost Creek Wind Farm in DeKalb County, Missouri, which received a $107 million grant from the Department of Energy. And it just so happens that Lost Creek was founded by Tom Carnahan – Russ’ brother.

  17. Democrats find many big donors cutting support

    Democratic donors like George Soros, the bête noire of the right, and his fellow billionaire Peter B. Lewis, who each gave more than $20 million to Democratic-oriented groups in the 2004 election, appear to be holding back so far.

    “Mr. Soros believes that he can be most effective by funding groups that promote progressive policy outcomes in areas such as health care, the environment and foreign policy.

    • Mr. Soros won’t throw good money after bad. He prefers the sneaky approach. Fund progressive groups that illegally support partisan causes when they’re tax exempt only because they’re allegedly supporting the general welfare. He can be “most effective” when he’s leading a conspiracy, collaborating with Nazis, or trashing another country’s currency in order to enrich himself more.

  18. Frank Wolf, VA Congressman, demands answers from the DOJ on the voter cases. It appears he has asked for a Congressional Investigation. Oh sure, Charlie Rangel will be right on that! He said there are other whistle blowers that are afraid to come forward because they have been threatened and intimidated. Lawlessness permeates the DOJ..where we always expected the law of the land would be paramount.

  19. Who is funding the October 2nd Communist/ Socialist/ Marxist shindig in Washington DC? (Jon Stewart and Colbert’s rally)

    Shall we guess? I think it is Soros who is the main financier.

    Oops, I was wrong…It is the Tides Foundation…all anonymous donors! So, I might be right. Also the Green For All Organization is a major contributor.

    • Thanks for reporting that, Bridgette. I figured as much. This will be a masterpiece of astroturfing. Do even George Soros and the Tides Foundation have enough money to bus half a million “folks” to DC for their Glenn-Beck-counter-rally? I suppose there’s NO coordination between Assh***rod, the WH, Rahmbo, and/or Gibbs, either, huh?

      While the media decry the money Republican groups are pouring into the campaigns and while they scream bloody murder about Fox News contributors who may run for office in 2012, here we have so-called comedians coordinating with progressive foundations, using all the power of their media sponsors, to put on a bogus rally that the lamestream media will cover in depth, praise to high heaven, and use to set up the imaginary Democratic “pushback” in November.

      All for show, to make it look as if there are as many, if not more, people who support Obama’s Marxist agenda as there are Tea Partiers who oppose it.

      They can hardly pull off their massive, planned vote fraud after that humongous turnout that Glenn had for his rally, even though the lamestream lied about the turnout and didn’t bother to cover it unless it was to ridicule the participants.

      So now they begin with the theater. Astroturfed “grassroots” rally and then an “amazing” rally in the polls, where all the Dems will suddenly and unexpectedly pull neck and neck with their opponents. Voila! Vote fraud will push them over the line and the press will applaud and declare the Tea Party dead.

      All they need is plausibility. The polls will tighten but they will ALL be lies. It will be only to make the people swallow the LIE that the Dems truly won.

      Wait and see. I hope I’m wrong but I can’t forget Biden’s prediction that they will keep Congress.

  20. Greta Destroys Lib Hack Gloria Allred: “Gloria, This Is Almost Delusional”
    Friday, October 1, 2010, 8:51 PM

    This was beautiful. Greta Van Susteren destroyed far left hack and attorney Gloria Allred on her show tonight. Greata blasted Allred for her despicable hit on Meg Whitman and for using an illegal alien to smear the Whitman family. Greta ate her lunch.

    Gloria Allred did not see this coming– watch Gloria’s smile melt away about 15 seconds into the segment. “Gloria, this is almost delusional!”

  21. Gateway Pundit is reporting that the One Socialist Nation rally of Marxists and Communists in Washington DC is using Glenn Beck’s photos of crowds!

    Figures. CSPAN Uses Tea Party Rally Crowd Shot for Leftist “One Nation” Rally Article
    Saturday, October 2, 2010, 10:56 AM

    CSPAN is airing the leftist “One Socialist Nation” rally today in Washington DC. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a good crowd shot of the turnout… So they used a photo from a Glenn Beck tea party rally.

    “The communists, ACLU and union thugs were excited about attending the event.”

    This is on C-Span and they are talking about Social Justice right now and how great community organizing is. Just in time to hear Rev. Jessee Jackson! Oops, Jesse was introducing a kid.

    Panning the area… no the crowds don’t come close to Glenn’s!
    Lots of union signs, NEA signs, all pre made signs. Looks like only the area closest to the microphones is the only are that is filled.
    Stragglers along the Reflection Pool. Charlie Rangle is there.

  22. One Socialist Nation rally continued

    I have never heard Rev. Jessee Jackson before.. not impressive. He talks like he has marbles in his mouth. Jessee is calling for them to vote. Don’t give up now.. don’t you let them [republicans] break your spirit! Jobs now, jobs now. Keep Hope Alive, alive, alive. (he got them to chant)

    For 300+ organizations involved in this, the turn out is minimal. Check it out so you know how few people there are …because we know they will really exaggerate the turn out for this event.

  23. One Socialist Nation rally continued

    NEA ( National Education Association Union) has 3.2 members…are they all in line with the Socialists or do their membership dues go to support the democrats without their ability to oppose their bosses decisions? Do they even know where their membership dues go?

    A Sign.. Tea party…yes we did! ( I think this person thought more people would be there.).

    Signs bashing Fox News
    “Stand against Racism”
    “Greed over People”

    They are now talking about Harvey Milk. Harvey said, It is important that gay people go on to get elected not to be just represented. Be inspired by Harvey. (Wasn’t that guy that Obama took into the education department follow Harvey? The guy wrote a book about queering America or something like that.).

    American Federation of Teachers, President Randi Weingarten. She is yelling. Represents 1.5 million teachers.

    People milling around, moving around, few listening, so many empty seats in front of the podium now.

  24. One Socialist Nation rally continued

    Margaret Moran League of United Latin American Citizens National President,Largest union organization of Latin American Citizens..LULAC. Demanding jobs and education for all. We want all to be able to achieve the American dream. She is supporting Harry Reid’s Dream Act. Latino Power!

    Talking about the Global Economy now..Greg Cendana Asian Pacifiic American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO Exec. Dir. He is openly gay, union family background, immigrant background, and LGBT supporter. Can Stop, No Stop, Can Stop, No Stop chant.

    Darlene Nipper, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Deputy Exec. Dir. Glad they passed the Matthews Shepard Act (gay hate crimes act) last year. “Vote, One Nation”

    Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D- IL) is standing with her. Talking about his support of the illegals. The illegals (called immigrants) do the hard work. The media only shows those jumping the border fences, not the ones picking fruits and vegetables. “We did get Sotomayor and we will get comprehensive immigration!” It is illegal for those people to come out of the shadows and enjoy citizenship. (He hugs Darlene in support of gays, etc.). They were ambitious to come here ..the immigrants. (illegals!)

    Green for All is up. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO.

    There are now probably more speakers than people in the audience. I’ve had enough. Boring.

  25. The Other America Marches on Washington SNIPS
    October 02, 2010

    Yes, folks, there are two Americas: the authentic America of community builders and the other America, made up of socialist group-thinkers, moochers, and no-accounts, many of them living off government grants or welfare checks. The tension between these two Americas has been a constant tug-of-war for nearly a hundred years, since our premier socialist-progressive president, Woodrow Wilson, bore the first rotten fruits of liberal fascism on our shores.

    Obama lied; hope died. And all over the land, Obama’s Intolerable Acts are causing authentic America to rise to her feet in surly indignation. Americans are putting their hope back in God, where it belongs, and vowing to cut big government back down to its constitutionally mandated size.

  26. This guy was a clown..I wonder why it hasn’t happened before now. Will MSNBC pick him up?

    Rick Sanchez fired from CNN
    October 02, 2010

    CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has been fired for some incredibly dumb remarks he made on a satellite radio show about Jon Stewart – and Jews.
    First, he called Stewart a bigot: ….

    Sanchez also implied at one point that CNN was run by Jews.

    • Good Riddance!!! I can’t stand the guy — that’s putting it mildly. (Although I must admit, my comment yesterday was also detestable.)

  27. American Charity Viva Palestina Charity gives money to terrorists and donors get tax breaks! It is illegal to give money to terrorist organizations. Money is going to Hamas! The Charity is purposely misleading their donors. The organization has a tax exempt status.
    FOX news

    Viva Palestina
    Mid 2009 — United States “convoy”

    A delegation from the U.S., in addition to U.K.-based organizers, was flown to Egypt. Israel then allowed a “convoy of 200 U.S. activists … to cross into the Gaza Strip via Egypt on” July 17, 2009. [Hello, Code Pink and Bill Ayres! Protection by Obama, ya think?]

    The Anti-Defamation League expressed concerns that the convoy would aid Hamas and requested the U.S. Justice Department to investigate. [They will investigate and see no problems, just like they did with the New Black Panthers!]

    • ” [They will investigate and see no problems, just like they did with the New Black Panthers!]”

      Good point, Bridgette.

  28. US is to issue Travel Alert for US Travelers in Europe! England, France and Germany are the countries that are threatened for multiple attacks. Lots of chatter regarding plots.

  29. WND Exclusive BORN IN THE USA
    Supremes get case against ‘putative’ President Obama
    Petition: ‘There exists possibility that he could be an illegal alien’
    October 02, 2010

    A new court filing that returns the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility to the U.S. Supreme Court warns that unless the judiciary makes a definitive decision in the dispute, it will be the same as allowing the political interests in the United States to amend the U.S. Constitution at will.

    A petition for writ of certiorari has been filed with the high court in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the dismissal of a case brought by attorney Mario Apuzzo on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner Jr., Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelsen Jr.

    Named as defendants are Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, the House of Representatives, former Vice President Dick Cheney and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

  30. Hmmm
    New Apozzo suit …
    I knew something was up when Bill O and Glenn were patting themselves in the back saying how fair and balanced they were. How they NEVER talk about the “birther” issues afterwhich Glenn said he does believe that BHO” was born here”

    Every time something happens like rumblings the Larkin case or other cases, Glenn and Bill O reaffirm their conviction of being “non- birthers”
    it’s like a ” don’t look at me …. I didn’t do it” moment.

    • I watched that segment and it was out of context with what they were talking about. I got the idea that it was something they “had” to say.

      Just because they don’t want to touch the issue makes no difference to me. Their boss along with Bloomberg were just talking to Congress fighting for immigration reform.

      • Profiles in Moonbattery: Rupert Murdoch
        October 2, 2010

        Evidence accrues that Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News and a favorite target of venom-spewing liberals, is actually a liberal himself. Here he is joining forces with über-moonbat Michael Bloomberg to endorse amnesty for the up to 38 million “law-abiding” illegal aliens who have invaded our country in contemptuous violation of our laws — thereby rolling out the red carpet for tens of millions more: VIDEO

        Communist thug Maxine Waters just can’t seem to figure out why one of her fellow leftists would be running the opposition media, instead of using Fox News to bludgeon us with the exact same propaganda we’re fed by all the other channels. She never was that bright — which is why unlike most of her fellow kleptocrats she’s been caught with her hand in the cookie jar.

        By the way, Murdoch has pledged to use his media holdings to promote the global warming hoax on behalf of totalitarian statism. That ought to please Rep. Waters.

  31. I hope someone else was watching the One Socialist Nation today. Tonight on the FOX news, they showed a huge crowd…and never did I see it on C Span. Perhaps I missed this crowd by missing the first hour. If it was as limited as I saw on C-Span, then FOX was using Glenn’s crowds. Please chime in if you saw it.

  32. For Sale on eBay: Gloria Allred, Sleaziest Lawyer in America Snips

    While browsing the “Antiques” category on eBay today, I came across a most remarkable ad. I had to do a double-take at first but on second glance I saw it really was true. Someone is actually auctioning off Gloria Allred, famed so-called victims’ rights attorney, on eBay. Incredible. Here’s the verbatim listing, taken directly from the online auctioneer’s website:

    “Item: Sleaziest Lawyer in America

    Current Bid: $2.50
    Buy Her Now! price: $9.50
    Condition: Slimy but still working

    Item description: Item is a 69-year-old American female attorney named Gloria Allred (nee Bloom), date of birth July 3, 1941. Item is a member of the California Bar Association. Item has a long and checkered history of inserting itself into high-profile or controversial cases (O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, Roman Polanski, Tiger Woods) and—as events of this past week demonstrate—even at current long-in-the-tooth stage, item has lost none of its effectiveness at cheap publicity stunts.

    Shipping by UPS up to 150 lbs. California buyer pays 9% tax.

    Note: Seller will pay all shipping costs. (I just want to get her off my hands as soon as possible and take a hot shower.)

  33. Report Clears Obama Administration Over Role in Kenya Election, as Congressman Objects
    October 02, 2010 Snips

    A government watchdog has issued a report saying it found no evidence that the Obama administration illegally funded groups seeking to legalize abortion in Kenya for the first time with changes to the constitution —

    Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, the top Republican on the House Africa panel, said the report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) inspector general was “poorly researched, superficial, incomplete and a whitewash.”

    Smith has cited an earlier report by USAID that estimated more than $23 million in U.S. taxpayer funds had been spent on the referendum.

    “We had expected the truth and nothing else. We had hoped the IG would dig deep for the facts. This is the most superficial report I’ve seen in my 30 years in Congress.”

    • Imagine that. USAID, the organization for which Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro Whatever worked, reports that her “son” is squeaky clean. Investigations of ourselves and favored others show nothing. Go back to watching American Idol.

  34. Litigation and Investigation Update

    This is a partial listing of lawsuits, complaints and FOIAs (by subject matter) filed against President Barack Obama and his administration by Judicial Watch on behalf of the American people in pursuit of the president’s repeated violations of the law and his contempt for the public’s right to know.

  35. Czar Investigations

    Article II section 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that:

the President shall nominate, an by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law.”

    However, President Barack Obama has been taking advantage of a recent precedent by appointing government officials who are not subject to Senate approval. These “czars” have tremendous power to regulate and control enormous parts of the American economy and government. And, as powerful as these czars are, some of them may not have even been subjected to a basic FBI background check.

  36. Now ‘under God’ dropped from Gettysburg Address!
    ‘We now have positive evidence they know exactly what they are doing’
    October 03, 2010

    Barack Obama twice in recent days has dropped from a quotation from the Declaration of Independence a reference to the “Creator,” and now a columnist at First Things has documented how a self-described “leading progressive legal organization” [American Constitution Society for Law and Policy] has simply dropped “under God” from the Gettysburg address.

    We now have positive evidence that they know exactly what they are doing, and, to achieve the result they want, they are willing to violate scholarly consensus, common sense, and the memorization of generations of schoolchildren.”

    • Yes, they know what they’re doing. Trying to destroy American culture and especially any connection to Christianity. Has there been any further information about that flag with 59 stars?

  37. Murdoch Pumps $1M into Chamber of Commerce
    Saturday, 02 Oct 2010

    News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has donated $1 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is a strong advocate of the Republican effort to retake control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections. According to Politico, Murdoch also gave $1 million to the Republican Governers Association in June.

  38. This guy Schultz is far worse then a clown. He is a moron with a microphone, and he did NOT even use it to tell all the piggies there to clean up their garbage…..His spin is laughable at best ! Someone needs to send HIM a bill for all the filth there now to clean up. Gross people. I know where his head is….

  39. Venezuela and Cuba are a plane ride away, Go there, Go there!

    Obama Ain’t No Socialist — We Are, We Are!

    • Is it accidental or intentional that the rythym of that chant matches this:

      De Camptown ladies sing dis song, Doo-dah! doo-dah!

      Seriously, why did they choose that for a chant about Obama?

      • Seriously? Because they put their money on the bob-tail nag.

        “I win my money on de bob-tail nag, Doo-dah! doo-dah!”

        • And Stephen COLLINS Foster at that…..

          • Stephen Collins Foster, who was of Scots, Irish and English descent, was born in Lawrenceville, now part of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,[1] and grew up as the youngest of ten children in a middle-class family that would eventually become nearly destitute after his father became an alcoholic. His parents were William Barclay Foster, merchant and trader, and Eliza Clayland Foster. Foster’s parents were not musical, yet one of his first influences was his sister, Charlotte Susanna Foster, who played the piano and sang songs about loss and love.

        • In the 1938 film Holiday, with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, one scene features Hepburn, Edward Everett Horton, Jean Dixon and Lew Ayres singing this song together in the “playroom” of a Fifth Avenue mansion.[

          • Foster was influenced greatly by two men during his teenage years — Henry Kleber (1816–1897) and Dan Rice. The former was a classically trained musician who emigrated from the German city of Darmstadt and opened a music store in Pittsburgh, and who was among Stephen Foster’s few formal music instructors. The latter was an entertainer — a clown and blackface singer, making his living in traveling circuses. Although respectful of the more civilized parlor songs of the day, he and his friends would often sit at a piano, writing and singing minstrel songs through the night. Eventually, Foster would learn to blend the two genres to write some of his best work.

            • Dan Rice (January 23, 1823 – February 22, 1900), was an American entertainer of many talents, most famously as a clown, who was pre-eminent before the American Civil War. During the height of his career, Rice was a household name. Coining the terms “One Horse Show” and “Greatest Show”, he was a leading personality in the new American “pop culture”, brought on by the technological changes of the Industrial Revolution and resultant mass culture.[1] Rice became so popular he ran for President of the United States in 1868.[1] With changes in circus venues and popular culture after the Civil War, his legendary talents under the big top have gradually slipped into almost total historical obscurity such that in 2001, biographer David Carlyon called him “the most famous man you’ve never heard of”.[1]

              Dan Rice informational sign in Girard Borough, PABorn Daniel McLaren in New York City, Rice gained 19th century fame with many talents, most of which involved him gallivanting around as a clown figure in circuses. In addition to his ‘clowning’ talents, he was an animal trainer, song writer, commentator, political humorist, strong man, actor, director, producer, dancer, and politician. He ran for Senate, Congress, and President of the United States — dropping out of each race.[1]

              Rice changed the circus into what it is today by mixing animals, acrobats and clowns.[1] His first break came in 1841, when he got a job of presenting a pig named Sybil who could do many tricks, including the ability to tell time.[1] From there he moved on to singing and dancing, and got caught up briefly in the popularity of the ‘negro song’, singing in blackface.[2] Gaining fame and popularity, he changed styles once again; he starred in various parodies of works by William Shakespeare, including that of “Dan Rice’s Version of Othello” and “Dan Rice’s Multifarious Account of Shakespeare’s Hamlet”. He would perform these with various songs and dialects. “Rice was not simply funnier than other clowns; he was different, mingling jokes, solemn thoughts, civic observations, and songs.”[1]

              Expanding his horizons, he went into producing his own shows, and often had more than one tour going on at the same time. He wanted to move on from his frivolous clowning, and reinvented himself into a gentleman. He started to take up politics and would often have Democratic undertones in his shows.[1] He was then regarded as not only a multi-talented performer, but a smart and noble man who was to be admired. He won the affection of many newspapers and publicists, including those of a then unknown Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.[1] Mark Twain paid him homage in his description of a circus in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and it is likely a boyhood Twain actually saw Rice perform when his circus came to Hannibal for a show.[1]

              His shows became more famous than any of the other shows touring at the time, including that of rival, Phineas Taylor Barnum.[1] During the 19th century, his name was synonymous with theater. He reinvented the theater into a vaudevillian style before there was vaudeville. He was very patriotic, later influencing the likes of George M. Cohan. He was also one of the main models for “Uncle Sam”.[1]

              Dan Rice in his later years. A number of popular expressions came into being around Dan Rice.[1]

              Rice campaigned for Zachary Taylor as president, inviting him to campaign on the circus bandwagon, whence the expression “to jump on the bandwagon”.
              Early in his career, Rice was down on his luck and only had one horse (in early circuses the core show was a horse show). His competitors mocked him, saying it was a “one horse show” as a derogatory. Rice was able to turn the expression around by putting on a good show, and it became famously attached to him for the rest of his life.
              The rallying cry of “Hey, Rube!” – later transformed into a noun – originated in New Orleans in 1848 when a member of Rice’s troupe was attacked by a mob and he yelled to his friend Reuben, “Hey, Rube!”. The phrase is most commonly known today in the circus world as a “Hey, Rube” meaning “come help in this fight”.
              Decades before other circuses used the phrase, an Arkansas paper praised Rice’s as “The Greatest Show on Earth.”
              The town of Girard, Pennsylvania, has annual Dan Rice Days [1] community event each summer in early August.

              • Wait a minute. George and Helen are on one of my other threads. Now what are the chances of that ? Christy Minstrals are also. I thought this Helen was Frank’s Helen.
                I did this at TD also…..hummmmmm……too coincidental for me. This is just not a little song…


              • Niblo name…

       56165 NIBLO GRADY 51 WARD ANNE F 52 04-May-1974

              • Helen Cohan CAROLA
                Carola is a big money name…
                I need to find her.

              • Cohan started as a child performer at age 8, first on the violin and then as a dancer.[3] He was the fourth member of the family act called The Four Cohans, which included his father Jeremiah “Jere” (Keohane) Cohan (1848–1917),[4] mother Helen “Nellie” Costigan Cohan (1854–1928) and sister Josephine “Josie” Cohan Niblo (1876–1916).[2] The family mostly toured together from 1890 to 1901. He and his sister made their Broadway debut in 1893 in a sketch called The Lively Bootblack. Temperamental in his early years, Cohan later learned to control his frustrations. During these years, Cohan originated his famous curtain speech: “My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.”[

      • Intentional Redpill…It is like an inside joke I believe…

        • This all connects again. Mon Dieu…. Do you want me to continue this elsewhere or here ? It is the same connections again over and over.. Where do you want it ? – it does go with clowns. These people are all over my other threads…Amazing..really truly amazing…there is more.
          Awaiting instructions.

      • Oh, dee doo dah day.

  40. One Chinese refrigerator = 1 vote! They may not have the food that Chavez stockpiled and let rot, but they now have refrigerators and Chavez.

    Chavez vows to” radicalize” after Venezuela election
    Sun Oct 3, 3:57 pm Snips

    CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed to
    “radicalize” his socialist revolution even further after legislative elections that gave the opposition one of its strongest showings during his more than 11 years in power.

    He started on Sunday by announcing the expropriation of land owned by the Venezuelan agricultural company Agroislena and vowing to hasten the nationalization of land held by the British meat products company Vestey Foods Group.

    Chavez’s ruling Socialist Party won last weekend’s vote by a slim margin, taking 5.45 million votes or 48.9 percent compared with 5.33 million votes or 47.9 percent for the newly united Democratic Unity umbrella group.

    “We are going to continue forward, democratically radicalizing the socialist revolution because it is necessary,” Chavez said late on Saturday to a television audience. Chavez rejected the idea of seeking to mend relations with private enterprise, announcing the nationalization of 250,000 hectares (618,000 acres) this month and saying, “There will be no deal with the bourgeoisie.”

    Venezuela-watchers had wondered what areas of the private sector Chavez might target next, with most speculation concentrated on greater control of the health, food, agricultural or banking sectors.

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