Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes.
Williams’ death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us from stories about terrorism and other sadness in the world. That’s what comedy does. It makes us forget our troubles — national, international and personal — and for a moment, embrace happiness.
Williams, who seemed full of joy on the outside, was apparently tormented on the inside. He suffered from clinical depression. An estimated 19 million Americans suffer from depression, according to the Mayo Clinicwebsite(sic). He may have tried to conquer it in the ’70s and ’80s by self-medicating with cocaine, but the drug, while creating an intense high, is often followed quickly by “intense depression,” according to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.
Many people misunderstand clinical depression. They think because someone has wealth and fame, or circumstances better than others, they should be happy, or at least content.
Robin Williams wasn’t normal. While he made others laugh — and in his serious roles, such as that of Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, conveyed profound and timeless virtues — he was deeply troubled. Ironically, his part in this film was that of a psychologist.
President Obama referred to Williams’ numerous and diverse film roles: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny … and everything in between. But he was one of a kind.” Indeed.
Rolling Stone magazine reported; “Last month, Williams checked himself into a rehab facility to ‘fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud,’ his rep said at the time.”
I asked Dave Berg, the former co-producer of “The Tonight Show,” for his greatest memory of Williams, who appeared on the show many times with Jay Leno. He sent this email:
“I once brought my two young children to “The Tonight Show” to meet Robin. They had watched the video of ‘Hook’ many times, and were mesmerized by his performance as Peter Pan in the 1991 film. When Robin came out of his dressing room, and saw my 3-year-old son David and my 7-year-old daughter Melissa, he immediately crouched down, so he could be eye level with them. David asked Robin how he was able to fly in the film. Without missing a beat, Robin answered: ‘A little magic and very tight pants.’ Both the kids and the adults laughed, but for different reasons because Robin was playing to both audiences. That’s true comedic genius.”
Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, appearing on Fox News, said “95 percent” of people with clinical depression are treatable. Whether Robin Williams was among the 5 percent who aren’t, or there were other factors, we may never know.
In one of his most profound roles, that of poetry teacher John Keating in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society,” Williams told his students: “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
It’s sad to see someone who could make so many people laugh suffer from depression. Worse, his death and the loss of his talent add to the general gloominess that hangs over much of the world.
MY TWO SENSE:
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS REMINDER
GOOD ADVICE FOR obama
COPY MACHINE NUG-GUN
This one should go to the White House
More WH humor
“POP” goes the weasel!
- Watch An Abused Child Get A Secret Help Message In Broad Daylight That His Abuser Can’t See (upworthy.com)
January 3, 2013
Thirteen frightening words …
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Barack Hussein Obama
I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year…
which includes a 98 percent of small-business owners, you will not see your taxes increase one single dime under my plan.
Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax, no tax. We don’t need to raise taxes on the middle class!
You will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat, not one single dime. Barack Hussein Obama
Cartoon by: Ben Garrison
Well, Happy New Year folks! and Happier New Year!
Cartoon by: Glenn Foden
Well, we can see Barack Hussein and the Congress handled that one! Let’s see, to add to America’s bankruptcy, the debt ceiling will have to be raised … no problem. Hey, what’s a few more $ TRILLION when you’re already more than $16 TRILLION in debt?
The next “crisis” to have priority is gun control (maybe even “knife control“). Obama and company know that has to be done after taking over the health care industry, and taxing the nation into oblivion, and bankrupting the United States with more debt that never will be paid … ever. So, after Americans are essentially disarmed next up will be immigration “reform” … translation … open the borders for any and all … provide free education, health care, food, clothing and housing. Oh, and transportation. And drivers licenses. And citizenship. And voter rights.
Obama really has taken the “fun” out of “fundamentally changing the United States of America” …
- Live On Twitter: President Barack Hussein Obama Answers Your Questions (theobamacrat.com)
- The Unknown President in US History: Barack Obama (thelastcivilright.org)
- God Loves Barack Hussein Obama (canterburyatheists.blogspot.com)
- ISRAEL: Rockets Blasting Over Tel Aviv. Liberal-Jews Voted For Jihad-Loving, Muslim-Barack Hussein Obama (themadjewess.com)
View the humorous Sunday Cartoon below by our DickMorris.com cartoonist Clayton Liotta.
September 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Howard Stern Exposes Obama Supporters 2012
Howard Stern contributors Sal and Richard travel to Harlem to interview Obama supporters and ask them why they are voting for Obama. They did this back in 2008, now let’s see what happens when they do it again in 2012!
October 20, 2012 at 11:40 am
Obama Supporters Clueless About Libya Attack
Revealing Politics went to the Ohio University campus to an Obama event on October 17th to find out what the President’s supporters thought about the September 11 Benghazi attacks. Turns out they didn’t think much, as most of the event attendees we interviewed had never even heard of it. THIS IS A SWING STATE FOLKS!
May 23, 2012 at 9:20 am
Jail Time for Insulting Obama? Student Stands Up to Outrageous Teacher
Over the weekend, the tape of a North Carolina teacher telling a student he could be put in jail for insulting the president swept the news.
Obtained by a student with his cellphone, it remained a mystery who the student that challenged the teacher was, though many were impressed that he held his own against the teacher, and without losing his temper like she did.
via The Blaze
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September 26, 2012 at 8:34 am
“I Got 15 Kids & 3 Babydaddies, Someone’s Gotta Pay For Me & My Kids!”
“…someone needs to be accountable.” ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??!!!
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There is ‘class’ and there is ‘no-class’
There are two campaigns being run right now for the office of the presidency. One campaign is demonstrative of a candidate that has class and restraint. And even though he is a “politician” I believe for the most part he is sincere when he says he will attempt to undo some of the damage and misery Barack Obama has done to America. The other campaign is quite the opposite. Barack Obama’s campaign is one demonstrative of a petty, immature, thin-skinned man who will use any lie and break campaign finance laws taking foreign money and has used Air Force One and the tax payers money to campaign endlessly.
Examples: Obama campaign
7 Aug 2012 And don’t you just know his wife is up there in the ether cussing her man and counting the days until he joins her for a final round!
The Obama campaign hit a new low today with their latest personal attack against Mitt Romney. We have yet to see an ad running on President Obama’s record as president or his specific hopes and plans for a second term.
The Obama campaign calls Mitt Romney a liar: Out of line?
Obama’s top advisers have busted out the L-word several times since the presidential debate
Supporters of President Obama are tagging Mitt Romney as a liar, but don’t most candidates bend the truth? Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images SEE ALL 308 PHOTOS
Ever since the presidential debate, President Obama’s supporters have hounded Mitt Romney for his apparent shifts in position on issues ranging from health care to tax reform. And they’re not using the euphemisms that are typically deployed in polite political discourse, instead calling Mitt an outright liar. David Plouffe, one of Obama’s top election gurus, has said Romney “lie[d] to 50 million Americans” during the first debate, while Brad Woodhouse of the Democratic National Committee added, “Plenty of people have pointed out what a liar Mitt Romney is.” Republicans are calling foul, saying the Obama campaign is engaging in a smear campaign. Is the Obama campaign out of line?
Romney is merely shifting to the center: “Romney has discovered his inner centrist,” says Michael Gerson at The Washington Post. “Democratic officials accused Romney of ‘outright fabricating’ and ‘basically lying'” about his positions, but in truth he is “tacking a bit toward the middle, as presidential candidates often do.” Sure, he is highlighting the more palatable components of his proposals, while downplaying less popular ones, but that’s not deception: “It is the nature of political persuasion.”
“Romney a liar? It’s a risky charge”
Romney lies. But Obama is no saint: All candidates “bend the truth, distort the facts, fudge the numbers, deceive, delude, hoodwink, equivocate, misrepresent, and, yes, lie, as a matter of course,” says Jack Shafter at Reuters. Romney gets “top honors for lying more frequently and more brazenly,” but Obama would just as easily “lie within 15 seconds of shaking your hand, and if he knew he were going to meet your mother, he’d invent a special set of lies for her.” Politicians have “learned that political markets rarely reward honest campaigners,” which is a reflection of the electorate’s preferences for “candidates who make them feel better” over those who tell hard truths.
“Why we vote for liars”
Actually, a lying Romney would be preferable: Whether Romney should be elected president “depends on how big a liar he is: The bigger the liar, the more acceptable he would be,” says Michael Kinsley at Bloomberg. “If he has been telling the truth about his beliefs and intentions for the past year or so, he’s plainly unacceptable. But if he’s been faking it — if he’s actually the classic moderate Republican businessman we suspect and not the conservative zealot he plays on TV [at least before the debate] — then it wouldn’t be the end of the world if he won.”
“Maybe President Romney wouldn’t be so bad”
Posted on Oct 23, 2012 @ 11:30AM
A man claiming to be a close pal to President Obama during college made contact with Republican operatives recently, ready to go public with claims that Obama used and sold cocaine in college, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
The operatives tried to spread the story through the media and the Romney campaign, a source close to the situation told Radar.
“At first he wanted to do a book,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com about the alleged college pal. “But there just wasn’t enough time before the election.
“The people he is involved with have produced other credible information that is damaging to national Democratic figures in the past few years.”
Operatives close to the Romney campaign were contacted and rejected the information, the source told Radar.
“They didn’t want anything to do with it,” the source said. “They thought it was not anything they wanted to be associated with or anything their candidate would want to be associated with.”
In fact, the man’s charges about Obama never reached Mitt Romney.
A proposal of the man’s story was created and viewed by Radar. The document claims that there are multiple sources who can back up allegations that Obama used and sold cocaine in college.
The alleged pal was willing to go on the record for the story and take a polygraph test, according to the source.
“The operatives close to the Romney campaign believed the man’s story would be the ultimate October Surprise but they got nowhere.
“People who would have taken the information to the highest levels of Romney’s campaign just wouldn’t touch it.
“They don’t want their candidate smeared with this type of activity.”
They wouldn’t touch it, not because they didn’t believe the guy … they just wouldn’t stoop to the same tactics as the Obama campaign.
It’s common knowledge that Barack smoked his share of crack cocaine and marijuana and I’ve seen other reports about his drug use while “exploring” his homo-sexual fantasies. Folks, finding “dirt” on Barack Obama is elementary but we know the media hasn’t trod down that road with Barack. The last thing they want, is to be called racist. I really think a drug user is a drug user whether they are white or black and the label is color blind, and ‘equal opportunity’. I think the most amazing thing I’ve witnessed in the last four years is the complacency of the American people. I’m not sure if that is the right word … by now it isn’t ignorance. Perhaps denial. What I’m getting at is the fact that Barack Obama is a proven fraud. His entire life has been spent with and his ideology formed by Communists, socialists, and America hating radicals. His presidency has been the paragon of corruption and he single-handedly has created more division within the United States that will take generations to repair. Class warfare, racial division and a blatant disregard for the lives of U.S. military men and women. Barack Obama hates America. I say that as I sit here trying to think of one thing … just one that he loves about it. Not in word but in deed, because his deeds reveal a much different picture than his words. But all the scandals, the deaths, the betrayal, lies, cover-ups and deceit; all the payoffs and bribes with taxpayer’s money … all this stuff means nothing to many Americans. I hear or read liberal bloggers that say people should respect the office of the presidency … huh??? what for? there’s a damn fraud squatting in that office that surely has no respect for it and what it’s supposed to represent. One liberal blogger wrote … I do not drive expensive luxury cars and I do not own a huge mansion (or maybe more than one huge mansion) and I cannot afford all the luxuries that someone of intense wealth may enjoy. I live in a different world from the elite and I need a President who has been there and done that with me and the rest of my kind.
This is the perfect example of what I’m talking about (writing). According to that guy … “To hell with America, the Constitution, freedom, liberty and a sovereign United States.” “I don’t care about all the scandals, the slaughter of innocents, the murder of American GI’s, and I don’t care that he invites terrorists into the White House and will sell out America to the Russians when he gets the ‘flexibility’ when re-elected” … “I just want the rich punished and my free stuff”.
class no class
Obama’s Bogus Zip Code Fundraising Problem
News Editor, Townhall
Three weeks ago, I brought you a story about President Obama’s illegal foreign campaign money loophole. As a refresher, President Obama’s campaign donation website does not have basic, industry standard security measures to prevent fraud and foreign donations according to a report done by the Government Accountability Institute [GAI].
Now, GAI is out with a second report examining reported financial contribution data on the Federal Election Commission website and to “determine the effectiveness of campaign anti-fraud security tools in weeding out online donations made using incomplete or inaccurate zip code entries” for both the 2012 Romney and Obama campaign donation websites. The report also examined 2008 election cycle sites.
In order to prevent this type of fraud, campaigns install an AVS or address verification system on their donation sites to process credit card transactions. The latest GAI report shows “the presense of large sums of donations without such basic address information suggests that some campaigns are using looser security settings than others.”
Although both the Romney and Obama campaigns showed fraud, GAI found the Obama campaign had a much higher amount.
-During calendar year 2012, the Obama campaign received at least $2,983,854.78 from donors who did not submit a zip code, or submitted one that do not exist.
-During calendar year 2012, the Romney campaign received at least $244,287.01 from donors who did not submit a zip code, or submitted one that do not exist.
The same thing happened in the 2008 election cycle.
-During calendar year 2008, the Obama campaign received at least $2,778,808.97 from donors who did not submit a zip code, or submitted one that do not exist.
-During calendar year 2008, the McCain campaign received at least $431,046.00 from donors who did not submit a zip code, or submitted one that do not exist.
Although it is impossible to tell from the outside whether a campaign is using AVS on its donation site, GAI examined how many donations were accepted by the campaigns with clearly erroneous zip codes based on FEC data. From the report:
We only selected data reported by the campaign as “no zip code was supplied,” zip codes with only four digits, zip codes reading all zeros, and five-digit zip codes which were non-existent. We also considered the refunds given by the campaigns to contributors with invalid zip codes.
Our study sought to determine the relative robustness of campaign AVS settings.
It should be noted that FEC filings only reflect contributors who have given more than $200. Thus, the actually number of total donations which don’t contain accurate zip code information is probably much higher.
Based on findings in GAI’s first report and the findings here, it is clear the Obama campaign has major problems with donation security and potential fraud. Because of this, GAI recommends the following:
The Government Accountability Institute has called for campaigns to release the names of all campaign contributions, require donors to enter their credit card security code (CVV), and utilize a robust AVS to maintain the integrity of U.S. federal elections.
- CNN shifts North Carolina to ‘lean Romney’ (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Obama campaign received $4.5 million from residents of fake zip codes (hotair.com)
- Obama Campaign Ad: Mitt Romney ‘Not One of Us’ (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Mitt Romney ups criticism of Barack Obama’s second-term plans (newsday.com)
- Romney campaign: ‘Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views; we ‘still support him’ – @washingtonpost (washingtonpost.com)
- Romney ‘Disagrees’ With Richard Mourdock, But His Ad Is Staying Up (politicker.com)
- Mitt Romney wants Republicans confident, President Obama wants Democrats scared (washingtonpost.com)
- Barack Obama’s Latest Campaign Ad Is His Most Effective Yet (businessinsider.com)
- Obama’s Bogus Zip Code Fundraising Problem (townhall.com)
Surprise! Hussein Obama lied when he said he wasn’t available to meet Netanyahu
There goes Obama again flipping the bird. This time to poor Benjamin Netanyahu! No one can tell me that it’s comfortable or natural to place the middle finger outside of the rest. It’s not possible!
- Analysis: Israel’s Netanyahu faces wild cards (sacbee.com)
- UNLIKE OBAMA… Netanyahu Tells UN “Radical Islam” Was Behind US Embassy Attacks (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Netanyahu’s Top Donors Also Show Mitt the Money (newser.com)
- Netanyahu may seek to legalize West Bank outposts (timesofisrael.com)
- UPDATE 1-Netanyahu praises EU for tougher Iran sanctions – Reuters (reuters.com)
Occupy Movement in one cartoon
TAKE A BREAK-CATCH YOUR BREATH-AND GO IN FIGHTING-We could use some humor!
View the humorous Sunday Cartoon below by our DickMorris.com cartoonist Clayton Liotta.
Cartoon by: Glenn McCoy
(Below, taken from the Oklahoma Laws website. We all should follow this lead! JM)
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
An update from Oklahoma.
The state law passed today, 37 to 9, had a few liberals in the mix, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…! Guess what……….We did it anyway.
We recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from, unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered. Hope we didn’t send any of them to your state. This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a
- Judge cites Bible to deny name-change to transgender woman (rawstory.com)
- Feds say local brewer can’t sell outside Oklahoma (kfor.com)
- Stuff the Bus for military families (kfor.com)
- Smoking law to be legislative focus for Oklahoma Board of Health (newsok.com)
- Oklahoma AG files lawsuit against ObamaCare (kfor.com)
- THIS GUY PROBABLY DOESN’T HAVE A “CO-EXIST” BUMPER STICKER ON HIS CAR: Oklahoma authorities have arr… (pjmedia.com)
- Cousin: Oklahoma bomb plot suspect mentally ill (sfgate.com)
- Is the NDAA illegal? NOT NO BUT HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!! (lissakr11humanelife.wordpress.com)
Ex-Muslim: Islam ‘scares the hell out of me’
‘My culture of origin is infecting America with fear of speaking the truth’
Published: 15 hours ago(Editor’s note: The following is Part 1 of a two-part interview with Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel. Part 2 is available below.)http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/truth-is-no-1-enemy-of-islam/#ooid=Rzc2UyNjp6QnVq4BeM2T0s2CswNSEkagIslamic countries indoctrinate children with hatred toward Israel and teach them Israel has no historic claim to the land or the city of Jerusalem, Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel, told WND’s Greg Corombos.Darwish shared her story of being born into a Muslim family in Egypt and being raised to hate Israel.
“It is the total annihilation of Israel and the Jews,” she said. “This is what the center of the educational system in the whole Arab world is. We were taught Jerusalem is a Muslim city; Jews had nothing to do with it, and we have to liberate it. … There’s no acknowledgement that Jerusalem has any roots in Judaism or Christianity. There’s total denial of history.”
Darwish said she only learned the truth after she came to America, because the Muslim world often filters and censors information.
“I actually worked in censorship when I was a journalist in the Middle East,” she explained. “Information is totally filtered, and the propaganda, at the same time, is daily, very intense. Islam lives on propaganda and denies the truth.”
She said any person who challenges the Muslim version of the truth is “immediately regarded as a traitor, and riots happen and this person’s life is threatened.”
Darwish warned, “This is now coming to the West, this fear that I used to live in in the Muslim world – which was fear of speaking my mind, fear of saying the truth – is now following me to America. … My culture of origin is now infecting America with fear of speaking the truth.
She continued, “Unfortunately, we have an administration now that is allowing this to happen and finding excuses for it. And that scares the hell out of me.”
Darwish said she wants to see Arabs and Israelis living side by side in peace, but that cannot happen as long as “the number one enemy of Islam is the truth.” She explained that Muslims have failed to deal with reality for the past 1,400 years and have irrationally loathed the Jewish people since they rejected Muhammad in the seventh century.
In Part 2 of the interview with WND, which can be heard below, Darwish said President Obama’s Middle East policy is a failure and it’s been proven by the events of the past three weeks.
She said it’s unthinkable that America’s consulate in Benghazi did not have enough security and that the Obama administration took 10 days to admit Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a terrorist attack.
Obama called the murders a “bump in the road,” and Darwish wants to know, “A bump in the road to what? The road to what?”
She added, “The road in the Middle East is turning into hell. What road is he talking about?
“The Muslim Brotherhood already took over. Radical Islam and Shariah are being entrenched in the whole Middle East. The radical Islamist groups are ruling countries there now. They’re now ganging up to destroy Israel. They’re about to have nuclear weapons. We are in grave danger, and President Obama is talking about what? He’s talking about a road to destruction. … He thinks there is a road that will bring peace? What is he talking about?”
Darwish slammed what she considers Obama’s habit of apologizing to Muslims and said it’s unclear why America should be apologizing.
“We are giving them the impression that we are very weak, and we want to appease them,” she said. “We’re acting out of guilt for what?! We lost 3,000 citizens on 9/11, and we’re apologizing for what?”
She said Obama’s United Nations speech scared her – especially his statement that “the future does not belong to those who slander of the prophet of Islam.” Darwish said no religion should be above criticism, and Obama’s language reminds her of the repression inside her native Egypt. She also said the lack of media scrutiny for Obama policies reminds her of how the governments often control the media in the Middle East.
Finally, Darwish said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “brave man” in his defiance toward the Iranian nuclear program, but she questioned whether Israel can successfully stop the program without any help from the United States. She said it may already be too late to prevent a nuclear Iran.
(Editor’s note: The following is Part 2 of the two-part interview with Nonie Darwish, founder of Arabs for Israel.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending.Plenty of outrage following the announcement made Thursday afternoon by a government commission that suggested huge cuts to the budget, including eliminating the interest education for home mortgage. This juxtaposed with the United States investing millions to refurbish mosques as a good-will effort in Muslim countries has upset many taxpayer groups.
“We are spending money we don’t have. This is all on a gigantic credit card right now,” said Jared Thomas, a taxpayer advocate.
Millions more dollars have been sent to places like Cyprus. The State Department displays before and after pictures of mosques refurbished with U.S. tax dollars.
“I think it is very hard to explain to the American taxpayer right now whose having an extraordinary time paying bills and making ends meet that this is why we took this out of your paycheck, so we can fund this,” said Thomas.
The State Department declined a Channel 2 Action News request for an interview. We wanted to ask why are we using tax dollars to refurbish religious buildings overseas. The State Department did send Channel Two Action News an e-mail saying that they are fighting Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.
Egyptian-American human rights activist Nonie Darwish told Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Farmer that trying to buy respect in the Middle East only shows our weakness.
“This part of the world has a lot of respect for power and America is not showing its power, it’s showing its appeasement. They are laughing all the way to the bank,” said Darwish.
Darwish was born in Egypt and is now a former Muslim. Darwish told Farmer that she moved to America and has written several books critical of radical Islam. Darwish said that most of the mosques in Egypt are run by extremists who have ordered former Muslims like herself to be killed.
“We are rebuilding mosques to support the radicals, not to support the moderates. We are building mosques to issue fatwas of death against people like me,” said Darwish.
Your tax dollars also fund computers and mosques in places like Tajikistan and Mali. At an ancient mud brick mosque in Mali, the State Department has provided Internet service and computer equipment to local imams.
Taxpayer watchdogs wonder how the State Department can explain paying for Internet service while Americans struggle through the worst recession in decades.
“To the average person who has probably seen their paycheck shrink and not grow, this could be an insult to them,” said Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Association.
With radical websites inciting violence and extremism worldwide, there are concerns that the taxpayer-funded Internet service could be misused.
“That is not the job of the U.S. because giving them Internet access to imams and Muslim preachers who hate America,” said Darwish.
Critics say that it is time to review funding for all federal programs that do not directly benefit taxpayers.
“We are spending money we don’t have and certainly we can cut items like this,” said Thomas.
The Deficit Commission announced it would look at slowing the growth of foreign aid. Channel 2 Action News is not aware if there will be cuts in this particular U.S Aid program.
Apparently they think that putting hearts and butterflies on the new stamp will make most people not realize that the rest is Arabic and probably
Not something we want to support.
New Stamp – The second MUSLIM one!!!
USPS New 45-Cent Stamp Celebrates a Muslim holiday.
If there is only ONE thing you Forward today.. Let it be this!
President Obama has directed the United States Postal Service To REMEMBER and HONOR the EID MUSLIM holiday season with A new commemorative 45-Cent First Class Holiday Postage Stamp.
REMEMBER Adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, If/when you purchase stamps at a post office.
All you have to say is “No thank you, I do not want A Muslim Stamp on my letters!”
The Flag of the USA Has always been my favorite.
Pass this along to every
Patriotic American you know
Get the word out!
Honor the United States of America !
(ABC/UNIVISION) – On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.
Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. Three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.
Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre.
As part of Operation Fast and Furious, ATF allowed 1,961 guns to “walk” out of the U.S. in an effort to identify the high profile cartel leaders who received them. The agency eventually lost track of the weapons, and they often ended up in the hands of Mexican hit men , including those who ordered and carried out the attack on Salvarcar and El Aliviane, a rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez where 18 young men were killed on September 2, 2009.
In Mexico, the timing of the operation coincided with an upsurge of violence in the war among the country’s strongest cartels. In 2009, the northern Mexican states served as a battlefield for the Sinaloa and Juarez drug trafficking organizations, and as expansion territory for the increasingly powerful Zetas. According to documents obtained by Univision News, from October of that year to the end of 2010, nearly 175 weapons from Operation Fast and Furious inadvertently armed the various warring factions across northern Mexico.
“Many weapons cross the border and enter Mexico, but that [Fast and Furious] number, quantity and type of weapons had quite an impact in the war in this area” Jose Wall, an ATF agent stationed in Tijuana from 2009 to 2011, told Univision News.
Following the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican bandits on December 14, 2010, media and Congressional investigations prompted hearings. On September 20, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General report, which opened the door for sanctions of 14 ATF and DOJ officials.
In Washington, the Fast and Furious scandal became politicized, diverting the attention from the human cost in Mexico to political battles on Capitol Hill. In June, a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt ignored the real tragedy in Mexico.
“Americans are not often moved by the pain of those outside [their country]…” Javier Sicilia, a Mexican poet whose son was killed in the midst of the violence, told Univision News. “But they are moved by the pain of their own. Well, turn around and watch the massacres.”
The Univision News investigation also found ATF offices from states besides Arizona pursued similar misguided strategies. In Florida, the weapons from Operation Castaway ended up in the hands of criminals inColombia, Honduras and Venezuela (link audio crumpler), the lead informant in the case told Univision News in a prison interview.
“When the ATF stopped me, they told me the guns were going to cartels,” Hugh Crumpler, a Vietnam veteran turned arms trafficker, told Univision News. “The ATF knew before I knew and had been following me for a considerable length of time. They could not have followed me for two months like they said they did, and not know the guns were going somewhere, and not want for that to be happening.”
Other firearms under ATF surveillance were permitted to leave the country from Texas, according to court documents and the exclusive testimony of Magdalena Avila Villalobos, the sister of an ICE agent who survived a confrontation with cartel hit men on a rural highway in Mexico on February 15, 2011. His fellow agent, Jaime Zapata, was killed during the attacks.
“It’s not from Arizona and Fast and Furious,” Avila Villalobos told Univision News, speaking in her brother’s stead for the first time, “but it’s a very similar operation…” She later added, “Those weapons that have been recovered, it’s been confirmed that they were weapons used in the shootout that killed Jaime Zapata and wounded Victor Avila.”
The Texas-based operation and the firearms linked to the attack were bought by two trafficking rings in the state, according to Raymond Thomas, the Zapata family’s lawyer.
Earlier this year, Texas Senator John Cornyn had echoed Thomas’ assertions . Moreover, on September 25, Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley, the politicians behind the Fast and Furious congressional report released in July, sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, requesting an investigation into Avila’s and Zapata’s case.
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