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May 07 2013

Open Thread


Passed along by G. Fox.

May 07 2013

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Doing the Benghazi Spin

As Benghazi finally causes the farcical Obama Administration’s wheels to fall off, it may be time to bring out DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for some more of her classic spin. Here she is from last fall, explaining how wrong statements are not false statements, appalling even the appalling Piers Morgan:

Her work will be a little more difficult now that it is no longer disputable that the Regime deliberately lied.

On a tip from modd kenwood.

May 07 2013

Selected Horrors From Kermit Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic

The Washington Examiner lists 58 horrific details from the Kermit Gosnell trial that the “mainstream” media finds so uninteresting. Among them:

When authorities searched Gosnell’s office, they found bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses scattered throughout the building. – CNN

Gosnell may have severed the spines of hundreds of born alive babies with scissors. – Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

One employee testified that she witnessed Gosnell snip the necks of more than 30 babies, and that he sometimes gave her just the feet of a fetus to place in formaldehyde. – NBC Philadelphia

“It jumped, the arm,” an employee testified after she performed a “snip” of the baby’s neck. – Delaware News Journal

One former employee testified that a baby still alive after being aborted screamed one night, and that the baby’s eyes and mouth were not yet completely formed but it was still alive. – USA Today

One of the babies was reportedly moving and breathing for 20 minutes before an employee cut the spinal cord – Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

Gosnell sent a woman patient home with parts of a baby still inside of her. She almost died after contracting a serious infection. – Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

“I would take the woman to the bathroom, they would sit on the toilet and basically the baby would fall out and it would be in the toilet and I would be rubbing her back and trying to calm her down for two, three, four hours until Dr. Gosnell comes,” said one employee – Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

One employee said that the baby was moving and looked like it was swimming [in the toilet]. – Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

“I told the doc I would remove the toilet and lay it on its side, but somebody else would have to clean that out,” the handyman said [after the toilet had become clogged with dead babies]. – Philadelphia Inquirer

Sometimes, according to an employee, fetal remains were left out overnight. “You knew about it the next day when you opened the door … Because you could smell it as soon as you opened the door.” – Report of the Grand Jury XXIII MISC. NO.0009901-2008 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

There are plenty more horrors where these came from. Yet the media has barely acknowledged the trial. Consequently, these were the results when Steven Crowder tried to learn what people of Anytown, USA think about the Gosnell trial:

Is there nothing the establishment media won’t hide to advance its left-wing agenda, which prominently features promoting abortion? Or has America already degenerated into a place where the activities at Gosnell’s clinic no longer constitute news?

On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

gosnell trial media seating
The empty section set aside for journalists at the trial.

May 07 2013

Travel Writer Displays His Gift for Accurate Description

Count Paul Theroux among those who have been fed to the teeth with the sanctimonious moonbattery of idiot pop stars like Bono:

The celebrated travel writer will use his forthcoming book, The Last Train to Zona Verde, to criticise the campaigning U2 star over his views on Africa.

“Paul makes a long, very personal, attack on Bono, among other things, for comparing the anti-apartheid song that includes the line ‘Shoot the Boer’ to an Irish protest anthem,” one of Theroux’s friends tells Mandrake. “He thinks Bono is an ignorant, meddlesome fool.”

The description is apt for an entire breed of liberal entertainers who could do the world a favor by sticking to entertainment and leaving real life to grownups.

On a tip from Sean C.

Bonehead: A fool.

May 07 2013

Seeds of Totalitarianism

The bigger government gets, the more falls within its domain, until one day you find that even seeds are illegal unless they have been explicitly approved by corrupt, ideologically deranged bureaurats:

A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any vegetable seeds that have not been “tested, approved and accepted” by a new EU bureaucracy named the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”

It’s called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law.

The oppressive legislation is available in PDF here.

“This law will immediately stop the professional development of vegetable varieties for home gardeners, organic growers, and small-scale market farmers,” said Ben Gabel, vegetable breeder and director of The Real Seed Catalogue. “Home gardeners have really different needs – for example they grow by hand, not machine, and can’t or don’t want to use such powerful chemical sprays. There’s no way to register the varieties suitable for home use as they don’t meet the strict criteria of the Plant Variety Agency, which is only concerned about approving the sort of seed used by industrial farmers.”

That’s to be expected, because only industrial farmers can afford a seat at Big Government’s table.

No gardener ever dealt with a weed as massive and pernicious as the EU’s bureaucracy. When will it stop growing? When everyone is a criminal, and only avoids arrest at the whim of the authorities.

On tips from Jimbo and Dan Feely.

The weed of Big Government is known for its voracious maw.

May 07 2013

US Taxpayer Money Used to Reduce Stigma for Transgender Freakazoids in India

Next payday, have a look at your pay stub to see how much the government stole. Then look here to see how the moonbats in charge have been spending your money:

Obama is spending over $300,000.00 of taxpayers’ money to develop a so–called … “culturally relevant stigma-reducing intervention” program for the transgender population in India.

The liberal agenda knows no borders. Similarly, liberals’ contempt for the hard work that went into earning the money they waste knows no limits.

On a tip from The MaryHunter.

Your tax dollar at work.

May 07 2013

Benghazi Truth Begins to Surface

To quote some Shakespeare, “at the length truth will out.” When it comes to Benghazi it would have come out at much shorter length if the media didn’t have to be dragged kicking and screaming to report on it, but in the end it will out all the same. We already know that US jets could have stopped the Benghazi attack:

The U.S. military could have prevented one wave of the deadly attack on American personnel in Benghazi if fighter jets had been promptly deployed, a top diplomatic official who was in Benghazi during the Sept. 11 assault told congressional investigators.

The account, contained in a transcript obtained by Fox News, was given by Gregory Hicks during an interview last month with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks, a whistle-blower who is preparing to testify Wednesday before that committee, was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya — after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed that night, he became the highest-ranking diplomat on the ground.

We also know that Shrillary Rotten tried to cut out Foggy Bottom’s counterterrorism unit after the attack, presumably because it wouldn’t help her sell the absurd “an American YouTube video did it” lie:

On the night of Sept. 11 … then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.

That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. …

Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October. …

“You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night,” the second official in State’s counterterrorism bureau told colleagues back in October. Those comments would appear to be corroborated by Thompson’s forthcoming testimony.

If anything can sink Shrillary despite her supporters’ utter absence of standards, this should be it.

The allegations of the two counterterrorism officials stand to return the former secretary of state to the center of the Benghazi story. Widely regarded as a leading potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, Clinton has insisted she was not privy to decisions made by underlings about the inadequate security for the U.S. installations in Benghazi that were made in the run-up to the attacks. And she has portrayed her role — once the attacks became known in Washington — as that of a determined fact-finder who worked with colleagues to fashion the best possible response to the crisis.

One thing we have known for awhile is that our government lied to us:

Documents from the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, first published in the May 13 edition of “The Weekly Standard,” showed that senior officials from those agencies decided within days of the attacks to delete all references to Al Qaeda’s known involvement in them from “talking points” being prepared for those administration officers being sent out to discuss the attacks publicly.

Those talking points — and indeed, the statements of all senior Obama administration officials who commented publicly on Benghazi during the early days after the attacks — sought instead to depict the Americans’ deaths as the result of a spontaneous protest that went awry. The administration later acknowledged that there had been no such protest, as evidence mounted that Al Qaeda-linked terrorists had participated in the attacks. The latter conclusion had figured prominently in the earliest CIA drafts of the talking points, but was stricken by an ad hoc group of senior officials controlling the drafting process.

What we don’t know is whether the USA still has enough character to remove Obama et al. from office as quickly as legally feasible, once it has been established beyond dispute that he is utterly unfit for office.

On tips from Clingtomyguns and The MaryHunter.

Shrillary’s legacy.

May 07 2013

Cost of Amnesty Bill: $6.4 Trillion

Never use a rapier where a blunderbuss will do, say the leftists who have taken charge of our country and are deliberately destroying it so that they can build upon its ruins a Third World socialist hellhole more amenable to totalitarian rule. Thus, the Gang of Eight Quislings’ amnesty bill:

The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

That’s for 11 million new Democrats. The actual number of unskilled Third World peasants who would be made American citizens over the next decade as a result of this law will be several times that high.

The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government’s vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to dozens of welfare programs ranging from housing assistance to food stamps.

In part because our government, in direct and obvious conflict with our national interests, has been collaborating with Mexico to advertise how easy it is already for Mexican nationals to go on food stamps in our country,

The government is already providing some of those services to illegal immigrants, so the $6.3 trillion figure would not represent all new costs.

That is, it only represents the cost over keeping invaders out of our country, which is the primary legitimate responsibility of the federal government.

But most of that cost would be new spending, according to Heritage, as illegal immigrants gain access to additional government programs. The study acknowledges that, for a 10-year period, illegal immigrants seeking a reprieve would be barred from these benefits. After that window, though, Heritage forecasts the costs skyrocketing.

On an annual basis, the report estimates the cost will be $106 billion after the interim phase is over. In the course of their lifetime, the report estimates that illegal immigrant households would receive an average of $592,000 in government benefits.

The $6.3 trillion figure is based on what illegal immigrants would cost the government over the course of their lifetime. It factors in the expected $3.1 trillion in taxes they’d pay to the government.

Our national debt has already climbed past $16.8 trillion. Killing off America with this amnesty bill is like putting a crippled bug out of its misery with a bunker buster.

Any politician who supports amnesty should be charged with treason.

On tips from Clingtomyguns, Laurie, Fiberal, Bob Roberts, G. Fox, and Bo-Jangles. Hat tip: Speaking the Truth.

It isn’t just the GOP that amnesty will wash away.

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