There have been questions about Mohamed Elibiary’s true allegiances for years. He was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas titled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary.” The visionary in question was none other than the founding father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini.
When I questioned him about his appearance at such a conference, Elibiary claimed that he hadn’t known what kind of conference it was going to be, although he didn’t explain why he went ahead and appeared there anyway once he found out. Among those who found this explanation wanting was journalist Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News, whose skepticism angered Elibiary. The great moderate subsequently threatened Dreher, telling him: “Expect someone to put a banana in your exhaust pipe.”
Yet despite all this, Elibiary still got his appointment to the DHS Advisory Council, and has now been promoted. Mohamed Elibiary has risen as far as he has without ever being properly vetted because government and law enforcement officials, and the media, are so avid to find a moderate Muslim who will stand against Islamic jihad terrorism that they will accept virtually anyone’s claim to be just that, no questions asked.
To anti-gun groups and the mass media (the anti-gun groups' propaganda arm, who have been educated by such moral paragons as this, and this), armed, self-reliant Americans are the enemy. Not because we are violent (we aren't), but because we are independent, and thus resistant to the "progressive" agenda.
The so-called government shutdown is a myth. The truth is that most of the federal government is functional. Having deliberately orchestrated the shutdown, the Obama administration made certain that the only parts of the federal machine that would cease to operate were those parts that would most inconvenience the average American. There can be only one logical explanation for this; the White House is pushing the civilian population and, in doing so, is potentially fueling a new American civil war. The Obama Doctrine involves the deconstruction of America, the impoverishment of America and the Islamization of America.
When one stands back and surveys the shifting relationship between the federal government and the nation, all the pieces begin to fall into place. The Obama administration began laying the groundwork in 2009, although the Bush administration – to mix metaphors – planted the seeds. A 2009 Department of Homeland Security report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” essentially declared war on the American people. The report itself caused widespread controversy at the time and the DHS attempted to distance itself from it. It is worth noting that the PDF file of this report, which was once widely available on the web, is now much less easily obtained. The first ‘source’ link at the foot of this article points to a site from which the report can still be obtained.
This report, essentially, brands anyone who expresses their support for individual liberty, limited government, patriotism and the Constitution as “right-wing extremists”. The notion itself runs counter to the very foundation of this country; limited government and individual liberty were the cornerstones of the original mainstream American world-view. In truth, those who do not believe in these concepts – including the President and his loyal followers – are the extremists. The entire document lists virtually anyone who expresses patriotic sentiment, including, and especially, military veterans, as potential terrorists; it attempts to fabricate connections between the political Right and those who are simply anti-government. In that vein, it singles out Timothy McVeigh – the man responsible for the 1995 bombing of the FBI building in Oklahoma City – as a so-called right-wing extremist. In truth, McVeigh was an atheist who had nothing in common, ideologically, with the Conservative and Libertar
Democrats thought shutting down the government was going to be the smartest decision they ever made, but it's looking more like Napoleon's march into Russia every day. For the first time in years, the Republicans sound like reasonable, principled adults who are willing to compromise to help the country. Meanwhile, Democrats are coming across like arrogant Lords telling the rest of the rabble in flyover country what rights they're willing to allow them to have. Just look at what the public has already learned about the Democrats from the shutdown.
1) Harry Reid doesn't care about kids with cancer
2) Obama is willing to deliberately tank the stock market for political reasons
3) Democraps don't care if Obamacare works or not
4) The Democraps absolutely, positively will not compromise
5) Democraps don't care about veterans
6) Democraps in Congress believe they should be exempt from Obamacare
The government website for AMBER Alerts, a service dedicated to the safe recovery of missing children, has been closed during the shutdown. The name is a reference to Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in 1996. Over 650 children have been safely recovered since the advent of the AMBER Alert system.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television, road signs and all available technology referred to as the AMBER Alert Secondary Distribution Program. These broadcasts let law enforcement use the eyes and ears of the public to help quickly locate an abducted child. The U.S. Department of Justice coordinates the AMBER Alert program on a national basis.
Well... not currently. Attempting to access amberalert.gov brings up an error message, saying that the website is no longer available due to a lapse in government funds.
Veteran New York Times reporter David Sanger is a friend of Team Obama. He wrote an Obama-boosting book called "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power." But now we learn that Sanger has proclaimed “This is the most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”
Former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie quoted this in a Post commentary on how the Obama administration is prosecuting leakers. It’s titled “In Obama’s war on leaks, reporters fight back.”
That’s not exactly what we’ve seen in the papers since May ended.
Before the 2012 election, Sanger wrote a major scoop (a scoop that clearly came from Obama administration sources) explaining successful covert cyberattacks by the United States and Israel against Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities. Then “federal prosecutors and the FBI questioned scores of officials throughout the government who were identified in computer analyses of phone, text and e-mail records as having contact with Sanger.”
“A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and the intelligence agencies that told people to freeze and retain any e-mail, and presumably phone logs, of communications with me,” Sanger said. As a result, longtime sources no longer talk to him. “They tell me: ‘David, I love you, but don’t e-mail me. Let’s don’t chat until this blows over.’ ”
Reporters are now talking to government sources through intermediaries so the officials can pass lie-detector tests that they haven’t talked to reporters. Downie added:
In November, a presidential memorandum instructed all government departments and agencies to set up pervasive “Insider Threat Programs” to monitor employees with access to classified information and to prevent “unauthorized disclosure,” including to the news media. According to the policy, each agency must, among other things, develop procedures “ensuring employee awareness of their responsibility to report, as well as how and to whom to report, suspected insider threat activity.” Officials cited the Manning leak as the kind of threat the program is intended to prevent.
Let’s get clear about the political realities behind the budget impasse in Washington and the government shutdown.
Nothing captures the distortions being perpetrated more than the headline of a Washington Post column by columnist Anne Applebaum. “The GOP undermines democracy,” it reads.
And, according to President Obama, a “faction” of Republicans (read: Tea Party) is holding the nation hostage to their “ideological demands.”
After all, isn’t it true that the health care law is the law of the land? Isn’t it also true that it passed constitutional muster before the U.S. Supreme Court?
And isn’t it also true that we have a president who champions this health care law who has been elected twice? All true.
But it is also true that the brilliant architects of the U.S. Constitution provided many checks and balances and a multitude of channels through which the will of the people may, at all times, be expressed.
The move by the Republican-controlled House to pass a bill to authorize spending for the federal government, but to not include authorization for spending for the health care bill, is totally legitimate, appropriate and constitutional.
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Fear mongering, an Obama administration specialty.
Via Daily Caller:
Social Security Administration employees are being instructed to tell people who ask that if the debt ceiling is not raised, their social security benefits could be in danger.
In an email sent Friday, obtained by The Daily Caller, employees are instructed:
“If a member of the public asks whether their Social Security payment will be affected if the federal debt ceiling is not raised, you may give the following response:
‘Unlike a federal shutdown which has no impact on the payment of Social Security benefits, failure to raise the debt ceiling puts Social Security benefits at risk.’
“Direct all program–related and technical questions to your supervisor.”
According to the Treasury, the U.S. will reach its borrowing limit on October 17, and if the debt ceiling is not raised before then, the country will default on its debt.