Illustrious Leader? Intelligent? Duh, Don’t Think So! (Open Thread)

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140 responses to “Illustrious Leader? Intelligent? Duh, Don’t Think So! (Open Thread)

  1. La Raza–that’s the group Barry spoke to, when he famously griped that he couldn’t just RULE with the stroke of a pen and make all their “Dreams” come true, because we have that pesky thing called a Constitution, separation of powers, and a Congress. He told La Raza that “I’m YOUR president.” He’s with them. Now this:

    “Phoenix-based Nuestros Reconquistos claims that there will be a war very similar to the Civil War fought in the next five years. “La Raza and MEChA have already talked to Latinos and Phoenix and explained that Latinos need to arm themselves for war,” says Nuestros Reconquistos President Manuel Longoria.

    Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona isn’t hoping for any sort of war, but believes it may be unavoidable. “For generations, our people have prepared us to take back the lands of the Southwest that were stolen from our Mexican ancestors. Because of the bad economy and many racist laws, Latinos will be forced to fight sooner than later,” says Mrs. Maldonado.

    Latino groups believe they have enough people in states such as California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to successfully wage a war on the United States. Who’s side will you be on?”

    • This appears to be the story you read, Bridgette. What happens in five years? Why, it’s the end of Barry’s reign (even if he manages to usurp or steal the next election). So they’re planning how NOT to cede power when the inevitable happens because BARRY cannot run for a third term. Their POTUS will be finished.

      I’d like to remind Ms. Maldonado of history:

      1. humans lived in the American Southwest as long ago as 9000 B.C. Some of these people were white–their cultural artifacts are associated with a contemporaneous European culture. Therefore, whites and their descendants have as much a right to the American Southwest as you think you do.

      2. your “Mexican ancestors”, if anything, themselves STOLE the lands by conquest either to make them part of the Mexican empire (no earlier than 1800) OR to make them part of the Aztec empire. Subjects of empires have been conquered, by land thieves!

      3. Mexico did not exist nor did the Mexican people exist prior to the arrival of Spaniards in the New World because to BE Mexican is to be of mixed “Indian” blood and SPANISH blood or else to be a citizen of Mexico, which didn’t exist until the early 1800s. The Spaniards were CONQUISTADORS. Your ancestors conquered and enslaved the native peoples of nearly the entire Western Hemisphere! Some heritage, Ms. Maldonado. Check out your surname. It gives you a big clue. If you’re going to assume the wounds of ancestors, you have to assume the crimes of ancestors. Otherwise, live the life you’ve been given and stop using old, imagined grievances for political gain.

      4. the lands you claim were stolen from your Mexican ancestors were either bought and paid for by the U.S. (Gadsden Purchase) or ceded by the Mexican government to the U.S. (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo). Texas, of course, won its war of independence and became free of the Mexican DICTATOR who had ILLEGALLY suspended the Constitution, thereby bringing upon himself civil war.

    • Yes, this is the one I was referring to that I read. The war on the states, and the Mexican kids in U S schools being taught that the US stole their land…it all adds up. Plus we have a LaRaza supporter on the Supreme Court…Sotomayor! She was such a good choice.

      Remember the video of the Communist guy, a teacher in CA, riling up Latinos and others at a rally ..part of the same group allegiance.

      Can’t wait for more of the same third world country riots and total mayhem to occur in the US like what is happening in Mexico. Those drug cartels are taking over city by city, and the Mexican government is losing its war. Renaming Mexico as Columbia II. (Oh I know, they wouldn’t have problems if the US didn’t want/need their drugs!).

      To bad they don’t put their energy to work in their own country..oh, that’s right its not safe there!

      It is time for people to rise up alright…to rise up against crime and corruption and a government that looks the other way.

      • Barry’s probably laying the groundwork for this. Then he can assume a third term and make himself POTUS for life. Like his idol Hugo Chavez.

        Did you read this?

        Remind me why the lamestream don’t like Perry? He’s AGAINST a border fence? “No, I don’t support a fence on the border,” he said. “The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good.”

        That border fence would be a wonderful INFRASTRUCTURE project, like the CCC, which would put people to work AND help the economy of the states all along the border. The best thing is that We the People support the FENCE by an overwhelming majority AND we want that border CLOSED NOW.

  2. I don’t believe that Perry is “surging” in the polls. I think these polls are rigged. I cannot believe that he’s going around admitting to being against the border fence and supporting giving children of illegals breaks on tuition. They think that by toadying up to Hispanics the Republicans will win. It’s ridiculous. They ASSUME that Hispanics as a bloc are all for open borders, illegal aliens taking U.S. jobs, and getting benefits paid for by U.S. taxpayers. It’s RACIST! Why do they assume that LEGAL voters, who happen to be of Mexican ancestry, are FOR rampant illegality? My guess is that the people of border states, no matter their ancestry, are as outraged and as afraid of the violence they see coming across the border every day as the rest of America.

    • To early to worry about the polls…they can all change in an instant. People are not going to pay that much attention 15 months out. Perry is on a honeymoon course right now.

    • Our friend in TX, Rep. Leo Berman, who supports the birthers… this was an April article about Perry and immigration. It was an agreement that Berman had with Perry when Berman was running for governor. Berman dropped out of the race because of the handshake, and then Perry changed his stance. There were many nasty ads coming out of Senator Hutchinson’s corner against Perry too, when she was running against Perry. An aside, Berman didn’t buy Obama’s long form birth certificate either.

      Texas Republican Lawmaker Leo Berman Claims Rick Perry Broke His Promise on Immigration
      by: Phillip Martin
      Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 07:30 AM CDT

      • Part of the Agreement. I agree with all Berman’s suggestions. The Left calls Berman crazy for wanting to uphold the laws in our country. Berman is one of the really good guys!

        # June 11, 2009 – Berman lays out specific terms for which he’d drop his consideration of running for Governor and endorse Perry. (Source: Austin American-Statesman, “UPDATED: Berman could drop bid for governor if Perry embraces ideas combating illegal immigration.” Those terms included:

        Take steps to ensure that Texas police officers are offered training to have the legal ability to ask detainees if they’re legal U.S. residents. Berman said such training through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could take place in Austin.

        Join forces with other states whose legislatures have approved resolutions stressing state sovereignty in accord with the U.S. Constitution in committing to go to federal court against any federal laws in violation of states’ sovereignty as soon as such laws win congressional approval.

        —Commit to Texas filing a friend-of-the-court brief in what Berman described as a lawsuit Montana is expected to file later this year combating federal regulation of intra-state commerce. As an example of why he believes this is a concern, Berman recapped legislation he unsuccessfully offered during the 2009 regular legislative session intended to bar federal interference in the sale of guns and ammunition made in Texas exclusively for use in Texas.

        Send out an executive order or memo to state agencies directing them to ensure that no illegal residents receive state benefits. Berman said he recognizes that public school, in-state college tuition and health care couldn’t be denied without changes in law. But, he said, other benefits such as Food Stamps and job-training offerings could be leashed.


    a commenter provides a timeline:

    Nothing up my sleeve says:
    September 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    The crooks are still at it.

    Over the last six months, Solyndra executives, lobbyists, and investors, as well as officials at the DOE and OMB repeatedly told Committee investigators that Solyndra was financially sound.

    Committee Democrats have continually refused to cooperate, instead protesting investigative efforts at every opportunity. The Committee was forced to issue a subpoena on July 14, 2011, to the Obama Office of Management and Budget for documents related to approving the Credit Subsidy Costs of all DOE loan guarantees – every Democrat on the Oversight Subcommittee opposed issuing the subpoena.

    Timeline of Energy and Commerce Committee Investigation

    February 17, 2011 – Committee Leaders submit a letter to Energy Secretary Chu seeking documents and information about the $535 million loan guarantee that the DOE Loan Guarantee Program awarded Solyndra, Inc. DOE complies with the request.

    March 14, 2011 – Committee Leaders submit a letter to OMB requesting key documents and information concerning the review of the Solyndra loan guarantee. A two week deadline is set.

    March 17, 2011 – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on DOE Recovery Act Spending.

    March 28, 2011 – OMB fails to meet the Committee deadline.

    June 7, 2011 – After weeks of back and forth, an in camera review takes place with Committee staff and OMB staff. OMB selected eight emails between OMB and DOE to make available to Committee staff, and refused to produce the rest of the emails or the agreed-upon internal OMB emails and documents.

    June 23, 2011 – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns responded in a letter to OMB after it refused to share requested documents by the Committee regarding the Solyndra loan guarantee investigation.

    June 24, 2011 – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing regarding OMB’s Role in the DOE Loan Guarantee Process. Sole witness Jeffrey Zients, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget was a no show.

    July 11, 2011 – Committee staff conduct a second in camera review. Committee staff asked OMB about the production of the other categories of documents sought by this Committee, specifically, OMB’s internal communications and documents relating to Solyndra, and its communications with the White House. As the OMB had done for months, OMB staff refused to provide and answer about whether they would produce these materials, and instead maintained that the OMB-DOE communications sufficiently show whether or not OMB had has done its job with regard to Solyndra.

    July 12, 2011 – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders announced the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations were to hold a business meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2011 to consider a motion authorizing the issuance of a subpoena for certain records of the Office and Management and Budget relating to the Department of Energy’s issuance of a loan guarantee to Solyndra, Inc. on September 2, 2009.

    July 13, 2011 – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns wrote a letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide a final opportunity to avoid the issuance of a subpoena. OMB refused.

    July 14, 2011 – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a business meeting to consider the issuance of the subpoena. The Subcommittee voted to issue the subpoena 14 to 8.

    July 15, 2011 – The subpoena is issued to OMB, setting a July 22, 2011, deadline.

    July 22, 2011 – OMB fails to meet the subpoena’s dealing. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns informs OMB that they have failed to comply with the subpoena issued on July 15, 2011 regarding the Solyndra loan guarantee. Chairman Stearns requested that OMB produce the documents no later than 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011.

    July 25, 2011 – OMB fails to produce the documents by 9:00am deadline.

    August 2011 – OMB agrees to produce all documents necessary to the Committee’s investigation, with appropriate safeguards relating to proprietary information. Production continues.

    • Congress lets this go on and on. When will they FORCE Barry to COMPLY WITH THE LAW? He’s going to stonewall them like he stonewalls We the People. They should know from history that Barry will NOT reveal or allow to be revealed ANY evidence that incriminates him or proves him to be the liar that he is. He stonewalls on his birth certificate. He stonewalls on his college records. He stonewalls on his records as a state senator. He stonewalls on EVERYTHING that might reveal something “embarrassing.” Or criminal. Or incompetent. When will CONGRESS VOTE TO IMPEACH this man who flouts the law and the Constitution? It’s their fault. Everything is their fault because they HAVE the POWER to stop this and they choose not to.

    • I read they either filed for bankruptcy or closed and laid off 1,000 employees. Where is the GREEN money? They received some outrageous amount in the exceptionally written Stimulus Bill. These thieves absconded with the cash and closed the company is what I think.

      More cover-ups…the demoRats are getting really good at it…jail time for all of them is coming. To many people watching what they are doing these days ..They may have to revamp that jail in Illinois for the Democrats instead of the guys at Gitmo. About time for Congressional investigation committees to issue something more than a subpoena! Arrest them!

  4. New York Times strikes again.

    Separation of Church and State? Who are these knuckleheads shoving this Scrapple down our throats? ~~ On the Eve of Patriot’s Day 2011?
    Papoose says:
    September 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Bullpuckies! Are they out of their frickin minds?

    Born and raised as Catholic, we were dictated by Canon Law and still are, but never demanded the Courts to incorporate it in Constitutional proceedings.

    People were not beheaded for eating meat on Fridays, nor were judges expected to exonerate such murderers.

    It remains today, The Tribunal, whereby cases are heard for infractions while Civil Law takes precedent in all matters as respects American Justice.

    In the Roman Catholic Church, a tribunal usually refers to literally one of three instances of ecclesiastical courts: (1) a diocesan tribunal (2) a provincial tribunal, that is, of more than one diocese and commonly referred to as an appellate court (3) the Sacra Rota Romana, or Sacred Roman Rota, the highest court of appeals.

    You have a choice – abide by Canon Law or get excommunicated and go on your merry way. FREEDOM

  5. A CAMPAIGN treasurer for Democratic lawmakers in California — including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Loretta Sanchez — was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register reported.

  6. ALERT! Found this on a Leftist Blog. Financial Centers and police in major cities should be put on the alert! They are planning to stay for 3 months!

    Mon, 08/29/2011 – 1:15pm — twig
    Date: Sat, 09/17/2011 (All day) – Sat, 12/17/2011 (All day)
    Location: Occupy Wall St
    Wall Street
    New York City, NY United States
    See map: Google Maps

    Starting September 17th and lasting until ….? (The ending date above is just a guess.) Initiated by Adbusters, with Anonymous and other groups joining in.

    On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices and we will not leave until that demand has been met.

    Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.

    Simultaneous occupations of financial districts are now being planned in New York City, Madrid, Milan, London, Paris and San Francisco. With a bit of luck, this list of participating cities will grow.

    • I heard about this on a radio talk show the other day, but I was only half listening, didn’t get details, forgot the dates and everything. But now that you found it, that’s exactly what I heard, so that radio host must have read this same thing.

      I remember the part about them saying they’d shut down the financial district. Well, that will do wonders for Barry’s economy!

      But of course, this coincides with his attempt to make the big bad banks the bugaboo for campaign 2012. Good plan. Make war on the banks and put more people out of business and more workers out of jobs.

      But Barry never did get to complete his planned takeover of all the banks, did he?

      It will be interesting to see how Bloomberg reacts. What I’m thinking (and hoping) is that they’ll give a protest and nobody will come. The Left’s protests, hopefully, will be like their forays into talk radio and cable tv. Nobody watches MSNBC. Nobody watches Al Gore’s station. Nobody listened to Air America. A bust all around.

      The same crap they tried in the 60s, retooled. These guys have never grown up and they live like it’s Groundhog Day. Stuck in the same movie, over and over again.

      If their goal is to get Barry and his regime out of the WH, then maybe it won’t be so bad. But they want “democracy” which in their mind means mob rule so a minority like the Tea Party can’t stand in the way of their planned totalitarian state.

      “Self-exposure to the elements!” Sounds like a plan. I’m all for that. Let them sit in tents in NYC in the bitter cold of winter. Fasting, too. My hard-hearted conservative heart will bleed for them. I’ll feel their self-imposed pain.

      What if they gave a protest and nobody came?

      And they call us whackos. Wish we could send this to their parents!

      Forewarned is forearmed. I know how Rudy Giuliani would handle it. “Go ahead, make my day! PUNK!”

  7. Here’s a MUST READ about Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dorhn, and BARRY:

    “The American Spectator has developed information that demonstrates, without any doubt, that Ayers and Dohrn have spent a lifetime advocating and practicing the strategies and tactics of Marxism. That includes the violent overthrow of the United States government. It also involves treasonous cooperation with revolutionary Communist governments in China, North Vietnam, and Cuba during the 1960s and ’70s and, until the fall of the Eastern Bloc, governments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. But unlike many of their compatriots from those days of violence and turmoil, Ayers and Dohrn are completely unrepentant about their past activities. To this day, they continue to support destruction of the American free enterprise system and its replacement with a Marxist utopia.

    What, then, is the relationship between these two hard-core leftist revolutionaries and the president of the United States, and why is it important?”

    WE KNOW WHY. Will the rest of America soon realize why? Maybe come September 17th, when these REVOLUTIONARIES implement the first of their plans, America will ask what Barry has to do with it. Will WAKE UP. And WILL save America, our beloved Republic, by voting him out ASAP, IF Congress won’t impeach him, which they should!

    • “After Dohrn’s plea bargain, she and Ayers wasted no time becoming part of the liberal establishment. Ayers enrolled in a graduate program in education at Columbia University and earned his PhD. Dohrn, having graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1967, passed the New York bar exam and was hired as a clerk in the New York office of Sidley & Austin​, one of Chicago’s premier law firms (and, interestingly, the firm where Michelle Obama​ subsequently had her first job). But to its credit, the New York Bar found Bernardine unfit for the practice of law and refused to admit her. At least as recently as 1993, according to the Chicago Tribune, she had not found another bar association willing to admit her.

      In 1987 Ayers and Dohrn moved back to Chicago and settled in Hyde Park, near the University of Chicago — and just around the corner from where the Obamas later lived. Ayers found a job at the University of Illinois at Chicago teaching education. According to a report in the City Journal, he also found “a new radical vocation. He dreamed of bringing the revolution from the streets to the schools.” … But he made no bones about the fact that school reform was just a vehicle for teaching the kids revolutionary communism. He teamed up with one Michael Klonsky, former chairman of something called the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of the USA. According to Stanley Kurtz’s thoroughly researched book, Radical in Chief (Threshold Editions​, 2010), they worked “to introduce children to radical politics through ethically themed schooling.” You get the idea. In 2008 Ayers was elected Vice President for Curriculum Studies at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), where he would have considerable say as to what went into teacher-training manuals for colleges and public schools.”

      • Isn’t it that California has an open case on Dohrn and Ayers but were told by the terrorist in the White House not to pursue it, so they stopped their investigation for now. Bill and Bernadine may only have a year left before they go to jail for their crimes; a place they should have been in with the rest of their communist/ Marxist pals.

    • “[P]erennial liberal apologist Michael Kinsley, writing in Time, said Ayers and Dohrn “remain spectacularly unrepentant, self-indulgent, unreflective — still bloated with a sense of entitlement, still smug with certainty.” [In that regard, they sound EXACTLY like their friends the Obamas–both of them.] …The elite Chicago liberals’ — and Obama’s — acceptance of Ayers and Dohrn as equals is the ultimate expression of the left’s descent into degeneracy. It demonstrates a complete refusal to recognize the difference between right and wrong, the difference between morality and immorality, and the difference between moderation and nihilism. To liberalism’s elites, it is fair to say that there are no enemies on the left.

      The American people still do not know the real Barack Obama. They don’t know much about his past, his education, where he comes from, or the culture that shaped him. And that is just the way Obama and his political handlers want it to be — they have all been around long enough to know that his past would not be much of a political asset. But one thing we do know about him is who his friends are. Jeremiah Wright​. Valerie Jarrett. David Axelrod. And of course, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

      My mother used to tell me that you are judged by the company you keep. Which may just give us a little insight into who Barack Obama really is.”

      Let’s hope and pray that this time around, THIS ELECTION, the American people, ALL OF US, learn to KNOW exactly who and what Barry is.

  8. Just in time for the Holiday and 9/11!
    What a backwards way of issuing a warning. A security threat that is or isn’t?

    FBI, Homeland Security Warn of Small Airplane Terror Threats
    Sunday, 04 Sep 2011 07:02

    WASHINGTON — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

    There is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, authorities said. But they have stepped up national security as a precaution.

    Al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes, as recently as earlier this year, according to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday. The alert, issued ahead of the summer’s last busy travel weekend, said terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives.

    “Al-Qaida and its affiliates have maintained an interest in obtaining aviation training, particularly on small aircraft, and in recruiting Western individuals for training in Europe or the United States, although we do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent attack being planned,” according to the bulletin, which The Associated Press obtained. The bulletin also says al-Qaida would like to use sympathetic Westerners to get flight training, then get them to become flight instructors.

    Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, described the bulletin as routine. “We shared this information with our partners to highlight the need for continued awareness and vigilance,” he said.

    • Yes, in the sense that it’s everybody “of color” against “whites”. It’s what he does. It’s what he’s always done. Just like his friends Ayers and Dohrn.

      “DOHRN WAS ALWAYS one of SDS’s most radical and outspoken leaders. When she ran for SDS “Interorganizational Secretary” in 1968, she was asked whether she was a socialist. When she answered that she was a revolutionary communist, she won by a landslide. In order to assure everybody of her bona fides, she announced that “what we’re about is being crazy motherf—ers and scaring the s–t out of honky America.””

      “What we’re about.” Odd turn of phrase there. Puts me in mind of Maxine Waters who told us “what this liberal is about,” which was “socializing, uh, taking over your companies.”

      Another revolutionary communist. They ARE all in this together.

      • I agree. We need to wake people up to the facts about what bo an his cousin odinga did in Kenya after odinga lost the election there. Thousands of Christians were killed by odinga’s mulim followers after odinga and bo incited them to riot.

    • From Kuhner’s article:

      “Mr. Obama is fracturing America. He is calling on the primacy of race and gender in order to perpetuate his national socialist revolution. He is championing a revanchist tribalism – the politics of grievance and racial victimology that undermines our common national identity. Just like his old pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Mr. Obama is an anti-American, virulent race-baiter.

      Instead of seeing Americans, he classifies people according to their race and gender. Modern liberal identity politics is rooted in fascist doctrine. The most influential philosopher of the 20th century was Martin Heidegger. His 1927 classic work, “Being and Time,” is widely acknowledged as profoundly influencing Western thought – especially the academic left and its embrace of postmodernism. It’s the very culture from which Mr. Obama – by his own admission – comes. [He was a NAZI, too!] … Today’s Western liberal elites are Heidegger’s heirs. For decades, the American left has been obsessed with race, class and gender. It despises America’s national heritage and common culture. The Founding Fathers’ dream of a republic based on limited government and rugged individualism, the Constitution, the notion of American exceptionalism, our roots as an English-speaking, Christian civilization based on a distinct national identity – these idols must be smashed in the name of progressivism.

      Contrary to conventional wisdom, Mr. Obama’s presidency is not simply about erecting European-style social democracy. It is more insidious and dangerous than that. It is an attempt at establishing a liberal fascist regime – Heidegger meets Jane Fonda. … The results are similar to what exists in other fascist states: a pliant dominant media, greater government control over all aspects of national life, a bloated public sector, economic sclerosis, a corporatist economy, permanently high unemployment, crushing taxes, a hostility to Jews (Israel), a growing intolerance to dissent, the demonizing of critics and an irrational cult of personality. [WE SEE IT ALL TODAY!]

      The most distinctive characteristic, however, is the incitement of racial conflict. Fascism thrives on fomenting ethnic divisions and hatred, targeting internal race enemies to galvanize supporters behind their leader.

      This is what Mr. Obama is doing today.”

      That article was from last year, but is still apt and will be more so next year.

  9. Reports like this about the results of Hillary’s war will not help Hillary in her 2012 campaign for president.

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Ghanaian teacher cowers in his house, certain he will be grabbed at a checkpoint because of his dark skin. Armed rebels detain 19 Ukrainian cooks and oil workers for several days on unsupported claims that they are really snipers for Moammar Gadhafi.

    They‘re among thousands of foreigners caught in a web of suspicion as rebel fighters pursue the remnants of Gadhafi’s forces. Gadhafi hired some foreigners as mercenaries, but many others held ordinary jobs in Libya, and the rebels who ousted the Gadhafi regime from most of Tripoli last month often seem to make little effort to tell them apart.

    “How can we be snipers?” cook Maksim Shadrov asked angrily at a training center for oil workers in Tripoli where he, his wife and 17 other Ukrainians were being held.

    “They are old. She is a woman. We are not snipers,” he said, pointing to some members of his group. Even a rebel commander conceded that he had no evidence to the contrary, but held them nonetheless, despite a diplomat’s efforts to free them.

    In rebel-run Tripoli, people with dark skin — even Libyans — are at risk because Gadhafi is known to have recruited soldiers from sub-Saharan Africa.

    “Every black is a target,” said Tony Biney, the Ghanaian teacher, who stayed home with his wife for two weeks before risking a trip to church

    Libyan Rebels Hold Thousands of Black Africans Prisoner

  10. That will endear the Muslims to us now won’t it? And they want a mosque at Ground Zero? I guess we are supposed to separate the Muslims into the good guys and the others…What a disrespectful lot!


    September 5, 2011 at 11:50am by Billy Hallowell

    On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a radical Islamic group hopes to “expose the crimes of the American government,while showcasing its opinion that the U.S. has lost its battle against terrorism.

    The group, Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), plans to purposefully disrupt a commemorative 9/11 ceremony. Participants pledge to make as much noise as possible during a planned moment of silence that will be held outside the U.S. Embassy of London next weekend.

    The group will be joined by another radical enterprise — Sharia 4 America. According to Beliefnet, MAC “…calls the 19 hijackers ‘martyrs.’”

    • I hope the crowd at Ground Zero breaks in with the Lord’s Prayer and says the Pledge of Allegiance whether Bloomie agrees or not! No time for a prayer? Since when is a huge, and a really huge MEMORIAL to those that died not have a prayer for the departed and for those that survived? People of New York, they can’t stop a crowd from praying!

      • They should start singing gospel songs at the top of their lungs. Drown out Barry. That would be a real plus, especially for the poor crowd cursed to listen to him drone on and on and on ……..

      • I think People should say the prayer the minute Bloomberg starts to speak. Who does he think he is?

        Did he buy Manhattan or something?

    • They’re doing it in London because they wouldn’t DARE do it in NYC. Or Pennsylvania or DC, for that matter. They KNOW what would happen to them. It reminds me of that line from Casablanca, where Rick tells the Nazi,

      ” Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.”

  11. barky honors the dead, lame and survivors in the only way he knows how.

    a photo op of something he should be doing at least once a month.

    feeling comforted yet, Fellow Americans?

    sickening and stupid, obtuse

    • Remember the jerk tried to change 9-11 to a Day of Service? This is his way. Such a solemn tribute, feeding the poor. There is no other name for the donkey, other than A@@. He is such an embarrassment. Tomorrow is atheists day at Ground Zero. Another jerk headed up that service; Bloomberg should be blasted and shunned for how he is handling it. Political correctness run amuk? There is no space for first responders? No prayers. Perhaps another campaign speech by the duck; that will be soothing.

    • Halal meals?

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