Archive for July, 2010

Cartoon: barry approval rating

July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010

White House Kindergarten


(Daryl Cagle / MSNBC)

Is anyone studying the morphing of barry’s cartoon image?

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Reality.

No bounce from his View appearance.

Sakineh Ashtiani: “I’m afraid of dying. Help me stay alive and hug my children”

July 31, 2010

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Video: Shohreh Aghdashloo (Stoning of Soroya M) re: Sakine Ashtiani

July 31, 2010

July 29, 2010

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You have the power to help stop a mother from being stoned to death in Iran

July 31, 2010

July 30, 2010

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Videos: International Day for Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani

July 31, 2010

July 24, 2010

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Resolutions of the Protest against Sakine Ashtiani’s Stoning Verdict

July 31, 2010

July 24, 2010

Ashtiani posts

Mina Ahadi (clasped hands), International Committee Against Execution spoke in Venice, Italy for International Day for Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani. Since the video is not in English, I do not know if Ms Ahadi read the following resolutions. I listened to it, and although I didn’t understand her words, her emotion was clear. She had to flee her own death sentence in Iran in the early 80’s.

International Sakineh’s Day

Resolutions follow.

Didn’t expect #3.

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(Video) Sajjad pleads for his mother’s life

July 31, 2010

July 19, 2010

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Iran to stone to death a woman already punished with 99 lashes + 5 yrs imprisonment

July 31, 2010

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barry on The View (full video/transcript)

July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

barry was in NY on Wednesday for 2 fundraisers, a chat on the economy in Edison, New Jersey and his third appearance on The View (book, campaign, POTUS).

Talked pop culture, race, Shirley Sherrod, his children, the media, his poll numbers and his platform policy with an interesting comment about there being a time to govern and a time to campaign.

The most interesting revelation – he was not invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding (pix). He attempts to cover it by saying folks won’t be invited to his daughter’s weddings which has absolutely no relevance to anything. He resorts to his children when he’s stuck for an answer like Malia asking if he fixed the oil leak yet that nobody believed. His non-invite had nothing to do with Bill or Hillary. Chelsea witnessed firsthand how he treated and how he allowed others to treat her mother. Not to mention the barryfans Chelsea had to deal with.

Not sure how these videos have gotten through the copyright issue – but as of this moment they work. Hand-transcribed.

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The View: barry’s “multi-racial” – AAs are “a mongrel people” (video)

July 30, 2010

July 29, 2010

updated

Pretends he doesn’t know who Snooki is
Full View video/transcript

Barbara Walters asked why barry doesn’t identify as biracial. barry mentions his book, calls AAs “a mongrel people” and then says he’s multi-racial, which he is not.

Ms Walters did not ask him why he checked only one box (Black, African Am., or Negro) on his census form. In doing so, barry chose to identify himself as black and black alone – not biracial or multi-racial. He completely obliterated the typical white people who raised him and claims only the color of the skin he inherited from a father who had nothing to do with raising him. What an honor to his grandmother.

And barry is not a product of an “immigrant”. His father was here on a visa for free schooling and in the process (as barry’s story goes) barry sr impregnated a 17 y/o white teenager, out of wedlock, who he then abandoned.

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Relevant transcript follows

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Video: barry pretends he doesn’t know who “Snooki” is

July 30, 2010

July 29, 2010

updated

barry calls AAs ‘a mongrel people’ and himself ‘multi-racial’
Full View video/transcript

barry was on The View today and all the gals were in attendance, including Barbara Walters, who came back early after her heart surgery. Joy Behar asked barry about pop culture and when she got to Snooki – barry said he don’t know who Snooki is. Problem being he did a joke on her at the correspondents’ dinner May 2nd. Something that was taken note of at the time. I also think someone asked him (or his wife) if his daughters watched Jersey Shore.

Either he lied about not knowing her on The View or he robotically reads things off the teleprompter…or both.

The View:

BEHAR: Should Snooki run as mayor of Wasilla?

BARRY:  I’ve got to admit, I don’t know who Snooki, is.

May Correspondents’ Dinner:

BARRY: Tonight, in the interest of transparency, I’d like to share a couple….This next provision is called the Jersey Shore-Up.  It reads:  “The following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill.”  Snooki, J-WOWW, the Situation, and House Minority Leader John Boehner.

National Urban League Centennial Conference

I was on the “The View” yesterday, and somebody asked me who Snooki was.  I said, I don’t know who Snooki is.

With the latest development concerning Ms Snooki it’s probably a good thing he said he didn’t know her…

LTC Lakin requests Dr Fukino deposition, release of HI birth records

July 30, 2010

July 29, 2010

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Cartoon: Arizona immigration

July 30, 2010

July 23, 2010

Mr Lester seems to have turned a tad on barry. Wonder if he is aware of the real reason behind the constant agitation…besides the ever-present cries of racist!


Mike Lester / The Rome (GA) News-Tribune, Politicalcartoons.com

Cartoon: barry, Ms Sherrod, USDA, NAACP

July 29, 2010

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BP Cartoon: POTUS leaking oil

July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

BP posts

Cam Cardow / Ottawa Citizen, Politicalcartoons.com

France: Cloistered nuns receive record deal (video)

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Something lovely for a change.

The Benedictine Nuns Of Notre Dame landed a record deal from Decca records after winning a worldwide search to find the world’s finest female singers of Gregorian Chant.

Voices: Chant from Avignon

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NAACP #1: “We concur with Secy Vilsack in accepting the resignation of Shirley Sherrod for her remarks at a local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet”

July 28, 2010

July 23, 2010

updated

Sherrod posts

Absolutely no doubt about CNN’s corruption now. I watched CNN American Morning as this was breaking and I posted what (I assumed) was the full initial NAACP statement condemning Ms Sherrod AND THE AUDIENCE (still not addressed).

Full transcript of American Morning segment

Chetry and Roberts went on about how the story was not complete, how the video did not tell the whole story and how the lesson was very different in the end – all the while they were doing the same thing.

Ms Chetry read only selected portions of the NAACP’s first statement – omitting the statement that did not fit in the CNN narrative.

Or did it?

CNN claims they saved her and they did…by selectively quoting the NAACP and leaving out the most damning sentence.

NAACP: We concur with US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in accepting the resignation of Shirley Sherrod for her remarks at a local NAACP Freedom Fund banquet.

The NAACP in concurring legitimized that original video. It was their event, their speaker, their video and their members.

The NAACP did what the WH, MSM and Mr Breitbart did – they judged Ms Sherrod on the same video – even though they had everything they needed to prove/disprove the allegations. And yet only Mr Breitbart is guilty.

If Mr Breitbart is a racist on the basis of judging Ms Sherrod on that video – why isn’t Mr Jealous?

And the NAACP went one farther than Mr Breitbart. They not only judged Ms Sherrod on the basis of that one video – they ACTED on it  – by publicly condemning her and concurring with her resignation firing. Voluntary acts that actively caused Ms Sherrod to be fired that Mr Breitbart was entirely incapable of carrying out.

How many other whacked out videos has Breitbart posted in the last 2 years that didn’t cause the firing or condemnation of anyone?

And that NAACP-provided “Full” tape is no more a fair and accurate representation of Ms Sherrod’s entire tale than was Breitbart’s. The tape is not complete. There is an alleged “tape change” at 21:00.

And what is Ms Sherrod speaking of at that moment? What she did with the whitey farmer.

And what does it pick up with? The crowd laughing.

And there is no doubt that Ms Sherrod said more than a few words during the interruption.

Ms Sherrod’s opening remarks:

To the president of the NAACP, here, and the board of directors, and members, and all the others here, it is indeed a pleasure for me to be with you this evening.

Haven’t heard CNN commenting on that or asking the NAACP to explain.

Also not mentioned by CNN — the NAACP thanked Brietbart for bringing the video to their attention:

We thank those who brought this to our national office’s attention, as there are hundreds of local fundraising dinners each year.

The NAACP judged their own members’ reaction as disturbing:

The reaction from many in the audience is disturbing. We will be looking into the behavior of NAACP representatives at this local event and take any appropriate action.

Which they did not explain in their 3rd statement.

And their conclusion:

We would hope all who share our outrage at Sherrod’s statements would join us in pushing for these cases to be remedied.

And when folks showed their outrage, they were labeled racists and CNN turned the narrative to black farmers.

NAACP lost complete credibility with their first statement….why does Mr Jealous still have his job?

Video: African internet scam using fallen American soldiers’ photos

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

The people doing this should be sent to war or face a firing squad (or face a gator feeding frenzy) instead of being imprisoned.

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Video: CNN pushing new twist on illegal immigration

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

updated

Judge blocks key part of AZ immigration law

This is why people are angry.

A man travels to US from Ecuador to seek treatment for his daughter’s heart condition. She survived and when his visa ran out, he made the conscious decision to stay. He’s been in this country illegally for over a dozen years, and now, because of the economy, wants to return home. His complaint? He can’t leave because he is afraid of being detained.

CNN presents it as an outrage.

SOLEDAD OBRIEN: If Andrade tries to fly out using his Ecuadorian passport, officials will discover he has overstayed his visa and he will face potential fines and expulsion from the U.S. for years. Leaving isn’t so easy.

He doesn’t want to be punished for being in the country illegally.

And under the video:

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien explores the plight of illegal immigrants who can’t reach the American dream but can’t go home.

What plight? Why can’t he reach the American Dream? Seems it worked out for 13 years and it certainly worked for his daughter. He simply wants to bail.

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EDWIN ANDRADE: I took the position to stay here.

And with that, he accepted the consequences of his decision – including not being able to leave without detection. And now he doesn’t want to face up to the actual consequences.

And did Ms O’Brien present the full facts of Mr Andrade’s illegal life in the US?

Questions: Has he paid ever taxes? Did he ever pay any part of his daughter’s hospital bill? Has he or his family been receiving Medicaid? Has he had medical insurance to pay for his ongoing daughter’s treatment or for the birth of his second child? How much credit card debt does he have?

And CNN ran another story today on a man in Arizona, who is upset because he “has to leave”. No one is forcing him to leave. He is a US citizen as are his children but not his wife. In telling his story, his leaving has nothing to do with the illegal immigration law WHICH HAS NOT EVEN GONE INTO EFFECT. He ran a jewelry business that catered to illegal immigrants which he had to close. He has no job, and like Mr Andrade, is choosing to leave because of the economy.

Video: Blagojevich post-court remarks (jury out)

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Rod Blagojevich’s fate is in the jury’s hands.

No matter what you think of Milorad, he knows how to make a last ditch appeal. Here he is outside court addressing the media. He makes sure to bring up God, the people who have been praying for him, the good men and women of the jury, a mother with a young child who thanked him yesterday and senior citizens who flashed their free CTA passes at him on his way into court.  I just looked at the jury makeup and it does not look good. I don’t think he deserves jail. He was impeached for absolutely nothing.

WGN video doesn’t seem to embed anymore. Here it is via CNN.

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Ultimately it’s in God’s hands.

Patti Blagojevich should not be standing there. Her body language is a not so silent effu.

Judge Bolton blocks key part of AZ immigration law

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

US District Judge Susan Bolton has blocked a section of the Arizona illegal immigration law (SB 1070) that required officers to check folk’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.

CNN:

That provision required police to “make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested” if the officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the United States illegally.

She also blocked provisions of the law making it a crime to fail to apply for or carry alien registration papers or “for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for, or perform work,” and a provision “authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person” if there is reason to believe that person might be subject to deportation.

FOX:

JUDGE BOLTON: Requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status is checked.

Doesn’t mean officers can’t do it voluntarily – just that the state can’t force them to do it.

The other noncontroversial (mostly procedural) provisions of the law will go into effect tomorrow.

Iran: Holding lawyer’s family hostage for helping publicize Ashtiani stoning case

July 28, 2010

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Wild video: Alligator feeding frenzy in Okefenoke swamp

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Alligator feeding frenzy in Georgia’s Okefenoke Swamp shot by Ray Cason on his way to fish. He continued to shoot as he maneuvered his 14-ft boat right through the gators.

Steven C. Foster Park, Fargo, Ga

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WJXT via CNN

AP video: Day 100 by the numbers

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Day 100

BP posts

Watch spill cam LIVE

AP estimates per day: 60K brls – 2.52M gals

172,703,776 gallons total = 6 pk of BP oil per each American

Leaked oil worth $12,876,793,578

AP

Video: Oil spewing from a different damaged wellhead in Gulf

July 28, 2010

July 27, 2010

BP oil spill

More oil spilling in the Gulf.

Here’s raw AP footage of an oil geyser spewing from a damaged wellhead approx 65 miles south of Louisiana near Bayou St Denis – close to the same marshes in Barataria Bay that were hit by BP OIL pollution. The abandoned well, owned by Houston-based Cedyco Corp, was ruptured when it was struck by a dredge barge being pulled by the Pere Ana C tug as it was entering the Barataria Waterway from Mudd Lake.

More info

AP via activistpost

Evidently there are many more abandoned wells in the Gulf.

Updated: Today, Gov Jindal did a flyover as did the Coast Guard. Excerpt of Jindal’s statement from GOVMonitor;

The Coast Guard’s overflight this morning confirmed the pipeline/well-head is discharging a mist of orange and brown oil about 100 feet in air. This is the same thing we viewed on our flight to the well today. The Coast Guard does not have a specific flow rate for the well determined yet, although there have been early reports that there is natural gas and mud mixed in with oil coming from the well.

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July 28, 2010

Hey. Have plenty I didn’t post. Would start one, get distracted by what CNN was saying, start another and never finish the original one. Don’t have the energy to finish them. I’ll post them as is. I’ve been asked why the focus on Sherrod issue. CNN’s coverage is irrefutable proof of CNN’s propaganda and race baiting agenda. barry was exposed in his lack of response to the Gulf and now CNN has been exposed. In their rush to destroy FOX, CNN exposed themselves as just as selective in their reporting of the “evidence”. Point of no return for CNN – no matter how many ads they use Ms Sherrod in to promote themselves. Where is Ms Cook? Who in the WH was involved? Why does Mr Jealous still have a job? Why wasn’t Ms Sherrod offered her old job back? And who finally had the sense to stop her from calling FOX, the Tea Party and Breitbart racists? It’s not nearly over. CNN can stop reporting and continue to push barry’s next agenda of cybercontrol but FOX, teapartiers, all those dangerous anonymous bloggers, and of course Mr Breitbart, are not going to stop investigating.

Official: Hayward out, Dudley in

July 28, 2010

July 27, 2010

Day 100

BP posts

Watch spill cam

BP press release

Bob Dudley will officially take over for Tony Hayward

“Mutual agreement” between Hayward & BP

Effective October 1st

Hayward will remain on BP board until Nov 30

Will then be non-executive director of TNK-BP (Russia)

Dudley will have to move to London. Wonder how he feels about that.

Dudley’s job -> Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America.

BP chairman Carl-Henric (small people) Svanberg, Dudley and Hayward comments follow.

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July 28: BP spill cam screenshot

July 28, 2010

Day 100

BP posts

Watch spill cam LIVE

Not a lot to see.

Jul 1, 5710, 12, 15, 17, 22

Day 100: Map of oil spread in Gulf

July 28, 2010

Day 100

BP posts

Watch spill cam LIVE

Day 72, 76, 80, 83, 86, 88, 90, 94

Video: Chris Wallace vs Howard Dean

July 27, 2010

July 26, 2010

Sherrod posts

FOX NEWS SUNDAY

Chris Wallace defends FOX and in the process exposes Howard Dean for not knowing the truth re: Sherrod video.

Step back from the hilarity for a moment and realize Dr Dean was one yahoo away from preventing the other yahoo from being president. [site not affiliated with anyone or anything] And he was willing to go on FOX without knowing the facts about something that would have never happened if the facts were known in the first place. And because he didn’t know them, his race baiting agenda was perfectly clear.

The story: Was he on his own and didn’t know – was he intentionally getting back at the WH – or are they all really that stupid and/or disinterested?

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