Saturday, October 20, 2012

Last Call

Dime Brain Darrell Issa strikes again, this time the GOP congressman with the hard-on for his one man crusade against the Obama administration has compromised the identities of Libyans working for the State Department in his zeal to name names over Benghazi.

Issa posted 166 pages of sensitive but unclassified State Department communications related to Libya on the committee's website afternoon as part of his effort to investigate security failures and expose contradictions in the administration's statements regarding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Amb. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

"The American people deserve nothing less than a full explanation from this administration about these events, including why the repeated warnings about a worsening security situation appear to have been ignored by this administration. Americans also deserve a complete explanation about your administration's decision to accelerate a normalized presence in Libya at what now appears to be at the cost of endangering American lives," Issa and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) wrote today in a letter to President Barack Obama.

But Issa didn't bother to redact the names of Libyan civilians and local leaders mentioned in the cables, and just as with the WikiLeaks dump of State Department cables last year, the administration says that Issa has done damage to U.S. efforts to work with those Libyans and exposed them to physical danger from the very groups that had an interest in attacking the U.S. consulate.

"Much like WikiLeaks, when you dump a bunch of documents into the ether, there are a lot of unintended consequences," an administration official told The Cable Friday afternoon. "This does damage to the individuals because they are named, danger to security cooperation because these are militias and groups that we work with and that is now well known, and danger to the investigation, because these people could help us down the road."

But Darrell doesn't care, because all he's interested in is creating a scandal.  For years now he's been hounding Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious program, and Holder was exonerated last month.  Now he's changed targets to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  I'm sure it will be just as effective, considering evidence is now mounting that the CIA analysis of the initial attack was exactly what the Obama administration said it was.  If anyone was wrong here, it was, surprise, the CIA.

No word from the right on Issa outing more sensitive information.  Again.  Imagine that.

Another One For The Fire(d)

Add's Hugh Hewitt to the list of jokers ignoring the polls stabilizing around an Obama lead and writing President Obama's political epitaph.

Every motorist who gases up between now and election day (especially those in California) should recall last Monday's debate and the direct question to the president about gas prices which he refused to answer.

Every American who knows a recent or soon-to-be college graduate should keep in mind Jeremy's question which the president refused to answer.

The answer they should remember is the president's to the comedian about Benghazi and how the massacre there wasn't "optimal."

There is a 1980 landslide forming, and while the MSM is doing its best to pretend it isn't there and that the race is still close.

It isn't, and it won't be. The electoral cake is baked.

I don't have the heart to inform Hugh that delusions don't win elections.  Votes do.  Needless to say, that's what we need you to do, folks.  Hewitt is only right if we stay home and let his fantasy become our nightmare.

Anyone Suprised By This?

BooMan reminds us it's silly season, and silly season is getting awfully dangerous.

Well at least it wasn't bullets this time, not that I would find a great deal of comfort in that if I worked or volunteered at the Conifer, Colorado Obama office.

Vandals struck an Obama campaign office in Conifer overnight, spray-painting swastikas onto the side of the building. [...] 
A photo on 9News's website, which first reported the vandalism, shows at least one window with swastikas painted on it. [...]
This is the second high-profile incident at an Obama campaign office in a week. Last Friday, police believe somebody fired a shot at an Obama campaign field office in Denver. Denver police spokesman John White said officers recovered a bullet from inside the campaign office, but he said he did not have any update on the investigation.

Yeah, at least nobody got hurt or killed when this Obama campaign office was vandalized.  That's a relief, right?  It seems a bunch of people have a real problem with our black President.  Wonder why.

Also, if this had been a Romney office, this of course would be the latest in "the coming race war" and "intimidation" by Obama's "army of thungs".  After all, we black folk started it being all black when the slave ships showed up in Africa, right?

Religious Speed Racer

Some folks will go to great lengths to contest a speeding ticket, but this is the first time we've heard someone claim a speeding ticket was a violation of religious freedom.
Yet that's exactly what Jeffrey L. Manke of Oshkosh, Wisc, did. Manke was was ticketed for driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone in October 2011. He argued that Wisconsin's speeding statutes were unconstitutional as they violated his religious freedom because they prohibit a person from speeding. Manke claimed in court that his understanding of the Bible indicates he's a man, not a person.
The state court of appeals didn't buy his argument and cut through Manke's semantics.
"Manke does not explain how or why being a 'person' for purposes of the speeding statute is a burden upon his religious beliefs," the court wrote.
"We accept Manke’s argument that he is a man. We also accept that, as a man, he is a 'person' under WIS. STAT. § 346.57(4)(h)."

Manke is this week's honorary jackass.  I'm glad to see his bitch slap back to reality delivered with humor and a firm denial.

MO Unemployment 6.9%

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri's unemployment rate continues to dip, and the decline is even greater here in the Ozarks.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development reports the state jobless rate during September fell to 6.9%.  That's the lowest since 2008, which was one year into the recession. 
In the Springfield area, layoffs continue.  However, the number of new jobs is finally starting to surpass that.
Greene County is now at 6.1% unemployment, which is half the number it reached within the last couple of years.  Christian County is faring even better at 5.7%.
It's turning around.  Not for lack of Obama's best efforts, but because of them.  The Midwest is sluggish in general and always has been.  The engine stalled, failed, and is now chugging back to life.  When Obama took office, our economy was crashing.  We were falling so fast that it took years to climb out of that hole, but it's working.

Remember who fixed it, and remember who fought relief measures and fair pay.

Another Milepost On The Road To Oblivion

Ahh yes, my northern Kentucky home continues to do me proud with examples of FREE SPEECH AND LIBERTY like this.

A whites only group has adopted a stretch of the AA Highway in northern Kentucky through the state’s anti-litter program. 
National Socialist Movement member Geoffrey Rash of Alexandria told The Kentucky Enquirer that the organization is not a hate group, even though it uses a swastika as a symbol. Rash says the symbol shows they are socialists, not Nazis.
“We feel that a national socialist structure, it worked in Germany, things just got a little crazy and they entered a world war,” Rash said.
The group adopted a two mile stretch of highway between Cold Spring and Wilder. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chuck Wolfe said the state does not have a restrictive policy on the program because the point is to encourage people to pick up litter.
Transportation Cabinet district spokeswoman Nancy Wood said people have been calling about the sign designating the National Socialists as responsible for the cleanup since Oct. 1.

Zee Germans were misunderstood, you see.  Those wacky guys.  Anyway, DON’T TREAD ON ME and stuff.  Le sigh.

Wilder is a few miles down 275 from me, I sometimes go out there for the movie theater (it’s nice) and the Mellow Mushroom pizza place (which is awesome).

If I’m reading this right, that stretch of AA Highway they are talking about is just off the 275 exit and starts right there at the Mellow Mushroom, too.  If “having a white supremacist group adopt the highway next to the one place around here that you can get a decent gluten-free pizza” isn’t northern Kentucky in a microcosm, I don’t know what is.

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