Paper boys taking a smoke break circa 1900.
The news for today is typical of what we’ve come to expect in the Obamanation. Chaos. Misdirection. Cloward and Piven. Alinsky. Lies.
More of the same old, same old.
There’s been another shooting, but this atrocity wasn’t committed by the apocryphal “lone gunman”. The perps are alleged to be a married couple, alleged “white supremacists”, who targeted police in Las Vegas, on an alleged quest to start a “revolution.” On cue, the perps, who may be meth heads, are quickly connected by some in the media to Cliven Bundy, the Gadsden flag, and, of course, the Tea Party. [emphasis added to quotes]
Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in what appears to be a politically motivated ambush in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Wal-Mart, where the two shooters committed suicide after killing a woman in the store.
Details are sketchy, but Metropolitan Police Department sources close to the investigation say the shooters shouted that “this is the start of a revolution” before opening fire on the officers, and draped their bodies with cloth showing a Revolutionary War-era flag. Investigators have also found paraphernalia associated with white supremacists. …
Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. [Sheriff Doug] Gillespie later said he could not confirm that.
The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, according to a[n anonymous] law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. They then covered the officers with something that featured the Gadsden flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t tread on Me.”
The flag is named for Christopher Gadsden a Revolutionary War general who designed it. It has recently come back in vogue as an adopted symbol of the American tea party movement. …
Like many of the neighbors contacted, Krista Koch said she didn’t know the couple’s last names. She described them as “militant.” They talked about planning to kill police officers, “going underground” and not coming out until the time was right to kill.
Brandon Monroe, 22, has lived in the complex for about two weeks. He said the man who lived in the apartment that was being searched often rambled about conspiracy theories. He often wore camouflage or dressed as Peter Pan to work as a Fremont Street Experience street performer. A woman lived with him, Monroe said, but he didn’t see her as often.
They were weird people, Monroe said, adding that he thought the couple used methamphetamine.
Any questions? Such as, what would you do if you lived near a “weird” couple who “talked about planning to kill police officers” and “not coming out until the time was right to kill?”
May the deceased rest in peace. Condolences to their family and friends. The story linked above points out that a citizen with a gun shot back at the perps, possibly wounding one of them, perhaps saving innocent lives. Since the shooters are deceased, we’ll never know their motivation.
Bowe Bergdahl’s story continues to morph. Now that his platoon comrades have openly, not anonymously, shared their truth about Bergdahl (and who would know better than they?) those brave troops are seeing their credibility and competency attacked for sheer political reasons.
Suddenly it’s suggested that Bergdahl didn’t desert; he may have only temporarily left his post, with no intention of leaving “permanently.” He might have simply gone out for a stroll, to watch the sunrise or the sunset. He’s a “free spirited” guy, after all. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
“We have no indication that he intended to leave permanently,” one [anonymous] government official familiar with the probe told Military Times. Several soldiers in Bergdahl’s unit told investigators that Bergdahl had previously talked about a desire to leave the base unaccompanied and may have done so and returned unharmed at least once before the night he disappeared, the official said.
An internal military investigation concluded in 2010 that there was little doubt Bergdahl walked away from his unit before he was captured. That investigation, known as an AR-15-6, remains classified and has not been released publicly, but several officials familiar with it have disclosed its results under condition of anonymity.
First Bergdahl left a note. Now, there’s no note. Could this new “fact” be because Congress wants the truth and may subpoena documents? George Will recently wrote,
This episode will be examined by congressional committees, if they can pierce the administration’s coming cover-up, which has been foreshadowed by the response to congressional attempts to scrutinize the politicization of the IRS. If the military stalls on turning over files to Congress pertaining to the five years of Bergdahl’s absence, we will at least know that there is no national institution remaining to be corrupted.
Know it. It is so. It has been made so. “The military” doesn’t have to stall on turning over “files” that they will now claim don’t exist. Never existed. The first time around, The New York Times was simply mistaken about that note. Nothing to see here, folks. Move on.
If the military investigators forgot to read Bergdahl his rights, then anything he says about his capture can’t be used in a court-martial, so there may never be a court-martial, and so, there will be no files to turn over from that event, either. Surely his hospitalization records and anything he tells psychiatrists or other medical personnel currently caring for him will be protected under HIPAA.
Several stories over the weekend said that Bergdahl claims that he was “tortured” after trying to escape from captivity a couple of times. His torture consisted of being locked in a “shark cage“, which may cause one to wonder if the Taliban ordered the shark cage from Amazon and had it delivered by drone. Afghanistan is, of course, landlocked and hundreds of miles from the nearest shark.
So the story morphs and will continue to morph until Bergdahl’s narrative is perfected. Senator Saxby Chambliss said recently that he can’t “believe a thing this president says.” Good start. Take it from there, Senators and Representatives.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
That’s just about what Hillary Clinton told Diane Sawyer in an interview the other day, when she was asked about the possibility that Bergdahl deserted:
CLINTON: It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situation.
SAWYER: It doesn’t matter?
CLINTON: It does not matter – we bring our people home!
It mattered during WWII, when Eddie Slovik deserted. He was executed by firing squad.
Finally, there’s the curious case of all the illegal alien children who are showing up in Texas, from Guatemala and other Central American countries. Obama’s administration is flying them to Arizona, to the surprise and dismay of Governor Jan Brewer.
How do thousands of children cross the border illegally? Why are they coming here and why aren’t they being flown home to Central America, instead of to Arizona? The answer appears to be that Obama more or less invited them, what with his illegal amnesty for “Dreamers” and other illegal aliens and his refusal to enforce the law and secure the border:
[L]ured by news reports in their home countries that a feckless Obama administration has essentially declared amnesty for illegal aliens, thousands of women and children are flooding holding centers in Texas and Arizona.
Since being overwhelmed by an influx of illegal immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border last month, including huge numbers of children unaccompanied by adults, the Department of Homeland Security has been transporting migrants – by bus and plane — from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to sites in Arizona, The Associated Press reported.
One center in Nogales, Ariz., expected to receive more than 1,000 unaccompanied children from Friday to Sunday alone. …
KRGV Channel 5, in the border town of McAllen, Texas, reported that migrants from Central American countries like Guatemala are hearing news reports at home that mothers with children are being welcomed in the U.S. with plane and bus tickets to the interior.
And where are the news outlets in Central America getting the idea that the U.S. is open to all comers?
From the White House, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“It is a direct consequence of the presidents illegal actions,” he said, “The parents think, ‘If I send my child [to the U.S.], my child will have amnesty.’ That’s what the president of the U.S. has said. It is the exact opposite of a humane approach to immigration or to securing our borders.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans Friday to allocate about $2 million in grants pay lawyers and paralegals to represent minors who enter the country illegally – taxpayer money going to pay for non-citizens.
Obama and his administration, in the meantime, disrespect by continuing to ignore Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican and a woman.
Brewer sent an angry letter to President Barack Obama on Monday demanding that the program of dropping off families at bus stations in Phoenix stop immediately. She called the program dangerous and unconscionable, asked for details and demanded to know why state authorities weren’t consulted or even informed.
The governor said she hadn’t received a response to her letter by Friday.
“I have reached out to Federal Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson for answers. Meanwhile, I reiterate my call on President Obama to secure our southern border and terminate this operation immediately,” Brewer said in a statement.
How do 48,000 unaccompanied Central American children cross our border? How did they first get across Mexico? Did they walk a thousand miles from the Guatemala/Mexico border to Texas? Or is the government of Mexico cooperating in this “operation” by ceasing to police their own southern border and by helping Guatemalan “refugees” to get into Texas? Or are they just foisting their own illegal alien problem off on us, by spiriting their captured illegals into Texas?
It’s passing strange. Stranger still that the media don’t seem interested in the “how” of this curious phenomenon.
Chaos. Distraction. Disruption. Disrespect. Alinsky. Cloward and Piven. Pen and Phone.
06/11/14: About that note–Senator Chambliss was “shocked” by news of the note Bergdahl left, citing his desire to renounce his U.S. citizenship, which was reported to exist by none other than The New York Times but which wasn’t in the file when Chambliss finally was allowed to read it. Now the question is whether or not the administration hid the note and the truth from the Senate Intelligence Committee. There are also allegations that his platoon members were told to lie about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance. We begin to understand why, suddenly, that note never did exist. Or did it? Cover up?
The UK media always have details our media never do. Why is that? We hear that Bergdahl (the father) was an Olympic cyclist and he came to hate America because when Carter boycotted the 1980 games, he lost his last best chance at a medal. The UK story has it all, with photos. Lots of interesting family photos there, including the old homestead. In this version of the story, he’s not retired, he works in a cycle shop. The wife appears to have once been a blond. A familiar-looking one, at that. HOWEVER, here’s the roster and there’s no Bergdahl on the track team: http://www.usacycling.org/us-olympic-cycling-rosters-1900-2012.htm
“1980: Moscow, Soviet Union
The U.S. did not participate in the Games of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow. These cyclists were selected for the Olympic Team.
Barczewski, Leslie J.: Track
Donaghy, Bruce M.: Track
Emery, Brent Robert: Track
Gorski, Mark Brian: Track
Grylls, David: Track
Nitz, Leonard H.: Track
Van Haute, Danny F.: Track
Cook, Robert: Road
Doughty, Thomas N.: Road
LeMond, Greg J.: Road
Schuler, Thomas J.: Road
Shapiro, Douglas Craig: Road
Stetina, Dale Emery: Road
Stetina, Wayne Douglas: Road
Weaver, Andrew T.: Road
Staff: Edmund Burke Ph.D., manager; Edward Borysewicz, coach; Timothy J. Kelly, coach; Carl Leusenkamp, assistant coach”
The son-in-law promises that there’s a “deeper story” that will come out eventually. Yes, I’m sure. As soon as the narrative is completed. AGAIN with references to the similarities in the tale between what we’re told and the TV show HOMELAND, which I’ve never seen. Is it that they lack imagination and so must cadge narratives from Hollywood?
Where did they go to college in California?
Over the years, residents of this small resort town in the shadow of the Sawtooth Mountains watched as he slowly changed over the long months of his son’s ordeal. Always private, the conservative Presbyterian everyone knew as the local UPS deliveryman further retreated into his shell. He’d moved to Idaho with his wife, Jani,
…. after dropping out of the “University of California”,…Santa Barbara.
Bowe a& his sister, Sky, were born there.
Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/06/08/3225056/bergdahls-father-now-under-scrutiny.html#storylink=cpy
Interesting. Another story said he retired as soon as his son was captured. This one, however, talks about him delivering packages and nobody knowing what to say to him, under the circumstances. This also says he traveled to DC to advance his cause, that Barry wasn’t doing enough in his opinion, and yet another story said that the Bergdahls were in on classified briefings from the time of the capture. Hmmm. The NY Times story from 2012 says he was still working for UPS then. That story floats the idea that Bergdahl was captured while in the latrine, based upon so-called Afghan chatter mentioned in the so-called classified report.
Is the blonde mom in these pics identified as the same lady as in the bottom pic of the dark-haired, tiny-faced lady?
Well, the UK paper has been known to misidentify photos, as we saw the other day when they said Ralph Dunham was his brother Stanley. However, the woman in the middle picture is supposed to be Bergdahl the father’s wife and they speculated that the child is Bowe. The cowboy does resemble the father. IF that’s his wife next to him then she once was blond and she doesn’t look so much like the wife of today. When I saw the photo on the UK website, it just reminded me so much of that Sandy Hook family, especially the mother, who could be a sister of the woman in the middle photo. Don’t you think? Both look like natural blonds to me and Berdahl’s wife looks like a natural brunette, so it’s puzzling, but what’s not in the Obamanation? Bowe is blond and so is his sister, so if their mother is a brunette, naturally, then they must take after their father, which is strange because ordinarily dark hair dominates.
Miri ~ Hoot … check this one from Ohio… did we see this one yet?
a larger photo from above ^^^
Yeah, it’s in that UK story I posted somewhere else. That’s what I was talking about yesterday. I find no evidence that he was on any Olympic team. Quite the contrary. I posted the team names yesterday. LeMond was on it, of course. No Bergdahl, unless he used a different name then. I find nothing on searches for Bob “The Break” Bergdahl, either. If he were an Olympic-level cyclist, wouldn’t there be SOMETHING out there about him? Too bad we don’t have Lexis/Nexis. (sp?) In any case, the UK paper claims that’s him. Who gave them the snapshot with the caption on the back? Sounds a bit like Barry’s dreams of being a pro-level basketball player and then we find out he sat on the bench but for a few moments in the final game, when the coach probably felt sorry for the benchers.
They Say It Couldn’t Be DONE ! well … R U done YET?
Well, I learned today my mother was a friend with Rosa Parks and planned and organized with her at Rosa’s home in Detroit. Weird.
The beginning of the kabuki theater? That’s some news to learn, WAH. I’m all for the result. It’s ridiculous that people were made to go to the back of any bus or to drink out of separate fountains and refused service in restaurants and hotels.
Not sure I understand,”The beginning of the kabuki theater?”
I was just being facetious, WAH. I remember being disappointed when I learned that she had been a civil rights “activist” earlier and wondered if the incident was staged (as was the incident with Barry recreating her act subliminally. I’ve become such a cynic.) I always thought it was an individual act of defiance, not that she was possibly selected for the role or that it was stage-managed. That’s all. That’s why I said the result was what counted. At this point, I don’t even know if the story, as told at Wikipedia, is the whole truth or a spruced up narrative. Know what I mean? Forgive me for being cynical. Whatever the case, it’s the result that counts and especially that it was non-violent. I participated in civil rights and anti-war demonstrations and marches, too, but now that I look back and follow the biographies of some of these local leaders, I’m dismayed to learn that some were very much associated with the likes of Barry’s peeps (commies, anarchists, Ayers types), which we, being young, didn’t suspect, although at the time everybody joked that the feds were building files on everybody. I guess I’m thinking like the diff between Rosa Parks and MLK and then people like Jesse Jackson of Chicago and even Malcolm X. Does that make sense? I wrote fast and off the cuff, so wasn’t so clear. Even now I can’t put my finger on what I’m trying to say. Just that my impression of her act on the bus for decades was otherwise than what I learned about how it all came about. I know now that as a young person I was used by some bad people but for causes that were GOOD, from my point of view, but not necessarily from their point of view. Just like the kids of today are used by the Alinsky-ites, who prey upon their good intentions but who only USE them to further some OTHER end, in some cases just to cause chaos and “fundamental transformation”.
Wow. You should be so proud. I am for you.
Its a crying shame they moan and groan all day long. MLK”s dream came true. Rosa Parks did a wonderful thing for all of us who were yet to come along.
Usurpation is evil.
I probably was at her house to as I went a lot of places with my mom and to homes of her friends who were both black and white, Polish and Irish and Italian. But I was little. I remember the worry during the riots about her friends as we watched the downtown go up in flames, several miles away from our rooftop where we kids were perched and the adults were in the house praying and giving reports as to who was safe and who was not being heard from. People were going down there and picking carloads of people up and getting them out of harms way. My mom always insisted most of the rioters were not from Detroit. I just never put the pieces together. Now, with a mom like that how could it be racism that has me oppose Barry?
Usury ion is evil indeed. It is a shame how Rosa’s and mlk’s cause were usurped.
You got it, WAH. You have the “cred”. It truly is a shame that the legacy is usurped, too. A crime how people were used and abused by a new “plantation master”.
wow. I kinda know. I was there. A student nurse. Gang violence.
almost 50 years. hell. and looking for a scapegoat, of course.
OK. So you were there; in Detroit? Were most of the rioters imported in? You must be a a bit older than I. Where did you do your student nursing at? We you raised in Detroit? (West Side for me)
WHY are they putting the illegal aliens on military bases instead of in those nice, nifty FEMA CAMPS they invented to intern the Tea Party domestic terrorists?
Because most of the children are what the rest of the world consider soldier age and what better place to train ( or make them think they are soldiers) them for the fundamental transformation and building that civilian army bigger and better than a military base? The children will be allowed to kill but because they are children Americans against the regime won’t be allowed to shot back or else be baby killers??????
That’s a thought. How long will they be kept there? I read somewhere that people suggested that Barry’s trying to recreate the Palestinian refugee camps here in the USA.
I have no words.
To reprise: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2306351/posts?page=11783#11783 A great reminder and round-up of the “born in Kenya” exemplars.
“He isn’t black. Two years ago he referred to himself as a “Jakarta street kid”.
Lolo Soetoro adopted six Jakarta street kids in the early 60s BEFORE he went to Hawaii, met and married SADO then adopted her small son.
11,795 posted on 6/10/2014, 1:41:21 PM by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)”
Article I = Citizens who are eligible go for it.
Article II = Halt! Full Blooded American, 35 years of age minimum, 14 consecutive years on Continent.
21 plus 14 = 35
No foreign allegiance. Even though you may have went to University abroad, 14 consecutive years by age 21.
by age 35, I meant. 14 years subsequent to attaining the age of majority.
It makes Common Sense.
Otherwise, the Presidency and Vice Presidency eligibility requiremenrs could have been smooshed into Article I. There’s a difference. Need only to compare.
Article ii – The Commander in Chief… 100% American the day of one’s birth ,attained age 35 years old with 14 years of continuous residency.
Airtight. The word Born is the Key.
Yeah. I read that, too, and wondered what that person was talking about.. Six? One could be Lia, that’s for sure. But why would the person then say that Lolo adopted SADO’s child, instead of that Barry might be one of the six street kids? Unverified so far as I know. Maybe the Freepers know otherwise.
BLACK LIVES MATTER ? Hey AL- Hey JACKSON- Hey HOLDER-
Obama …& the REST! Private 1st Class Morris Walker is DEAD &
HE MATTERED? or does it only MATTER if HE’S… KILLED by a
WHITE COP? …. ALL Lives MATTER !