Sunday, September 30, 2007
An outstanding pair of editorial cartoonists -- Cox & Forkum -- are calling it quits.
Check out their site -- which will remain open -- and buy their stuff, if for no other reason than nostalgia.
Radio host Mark Levin was on a tear Friday (via Hot Air):
Until listening to Hot Air's replay of Levin's comments, I had never realized how politically active Media Matters really is. Do a search on Hillary Clinton or Mitt Romney on the MM site and you'll see a stunning, one-sided theme that gives every appearance of a Clinton front site.
Here's a quick -- but by no means complete -- gallery of items from the Media Matters site captured in just the last week.
From the looks of things, Hillary's scared to death of Mitt Romney.
So, exactly what are the tax-exemption requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations -- as Media Matters claims it is? The IRS describes them this way:
For a 501(c)(3) organization, the IRS neatly defines "Political Campaign Activity."
|Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violation of this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise tax... voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that: (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.|
Check and mate, morons.
Please go to the IRS site and do what I did: report Media Matters' utterly partisan activities as suspected tax fraud. You may be entitled to a reward for the report.
It's high time that taxpayers stopped subsidizing a political action committee for Hillary Clinton.
Also see: Flopping Aces, The Shadow Party
We'll be revamping the blog's sidebar shortly. In the mean time, here's a quick and illustrated digest of some popular posts (i.e., they received more than twelve hits) from the last couple of months.
Just before Iran's genocidal president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was given a global public relations forum at Columbia University, he ordered popular Iranian news outlet Baztab to cease operations.
|Our Tehran sources disclose that the Iranian president made sure before he aired his racial superiority doctrine before Columbia University students in New York to shut the mouth of BAZTAB, a popular Iranian Website which is administered by the former Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsein Rezai and serves as ex-president Hashem Rafsanjani’s platform.|
The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, controlled by the president’s loyalists, announced on Sept. 22 that all news activities by BAZTAB Website are banned. The ministry charged the prestigious BAZTAB with "spreading lies, insults and libels..."
A story on Baztab dated 9/25/2007 confirms the order:
|BAZTAB News Site was shut down and its office was sealed Last Wednesday upon an order issued by Tehran Public Prosecutor Saeed Mortezavi...|
The order has been issued following a 150-page complaint filed by the vice-president for legal affairs... Both Persian and English Baztab were filtered by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government last February... BAZTAB launched its site in Persian six years ago and soon turned into the most viewed Persian news site throughout the world.
Columbia President Lee Bollinger remained stoic after hearing the news.
"We have an obligation to honor our principles of wide-open discussion, even if it means assisting a global public relations effort by genocidal maniacs marketing their ideas of hate, censorship, and enslavement."
Well, Bollinger didn't really say that, but he should have.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
You may not have heard of Doug from Upland, but odds are you will in the months to come. Over at Free Republic, Doug describes his dogged pursuit of justice against Hillary Clinton's financial skulduggery.
In addition to publicizing the well known Peter Paul civil case against the Clintons, Doug has been on the warpath as the case heats up.
|This afternoon, I spoke with a field agent of the FBI in Los Angeles. In broad daylight, a major campaign finance fraud was committed, and no one seems to want to do anything about it. After hearing the story, I was invited to come in on Monday to speak to a field agent. I'll be there...|
The evidence to which Doug refers is the newly released "HIllary Clinton 'smoking-gun' video." The preface to the tape states that it "shows Hillary Clinton in the process of committing at least four or five felonies under federal election law".
The Federal Elections Commission already fined Clinton's 2000 campaign committee for underreporting cash it received at the fundraising event Paul sponsored. The underreported contributions led to the federal indictment of David Rosen, Hillary's campaign finance director. Paul says the video "proves Clinton and her campaign [lied to the] FEC [and] the grand jury investigation that led to Rosen's indictment."
Put simply, if Hillary participated in the planning or coordination of the Paul fundraiser, it "...would make Paul's contributions a direct donation to her Senate campaign rather than her joint fundraising committee, violating federal statutes that limit 'hard money' contributions to a candidate to $2,000 per person. Knowingly accepting or soliciting $25,000 or more in a calendar year is a felony carrying a prison sentence of up to five years..."
Did Hillary know? Well, in the newly released video, Hillary is heard exclaiming:
In other words, Hillary just got busted. She was involved, she helped coordinate the event, and her White House aide (Kelly Craighead) assisted as well.
So why was the video only released a few months ago, if it captures a conversation from 2000? Doug from Upland:
In other words, Matz was either horrifically ignorant or he flat-out lied to cover Hillary. The smoking-gun video seems to establish Hillary's culpability -- beyond a shadow of a doubt.
And just why was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York sitting on evidence (for a half dozen years) that could corroborate Hillary's involvement in Paul's fundraising? Was it due to the fact that the Senator from New York supervises the US Attorney -- resulting in the obstruction of investigations that improperly exonerated Hillary Clinton?
In 2005, on Hannity & Colmes, Doug Schoen, former Clinton advisor, said: "[This case] has nothing to do with Senator Clinton... In this context, as Alan [Colmes] suggested, the prosecutors himself has said she has no knowledge."
Like Judge Matz, the prosecutors and Schoen are either corrupt or woefully ignorant. Perhaps the FBI can find out which. And, while they're at it, perhaps they could discover why the U.S. Attorney held on to evidence that the FEC could have used during the trial.
Update: The San Francisco Chronicle has picked up Doug's story, albeit under the theme of Hillary's polarizing effect. Author Carla Marinucci would do well to explore the Smoking-Gun Video, the bizarre redactions of the Barrett Report, the Rose Law Firm records, China-gate and the Cox Report, Travelgate, the cattle futures fiasco, etc., etc.
Related reading: Equal Justice Foundation, Hillary Clinton Accountability Project, and Peter Paul; Tom Fitton: Ten Unanswered Questions for Hillary Clinton
|Philadelphia doctors have developed a new treatment to bring life back to the dead. A nice development to be sure, but something Democratic poll workers have been doing for decades with a lot less fanfare.|
--Clarice Feldman at the American Thinker
Let me see if I understand:
* Wiretapping terrorists is bad.
* Ron Paul is good.
* Chimpy McBushitleralliburton blew up the World Trade Center (and somehow kept it secret).
* War -- for any reason -- is bad.
* A simultaneous Bush impeachment and troop "redeployment/surrender" would be a dream come true.
* And the man who convinced FDR to develop the atom bomb in order to defeat the Nazis (Albert Einstein) has been adopted by the moonbats.
Photo hat tip: Flopping Aces
|Flip Pidot, the go-to-guy on the Hsu scandal, notices that Winkle Paw seems to have vanished. Paw, as you may recall, is a close business associate of Norman Hsu and fellow big-bucks contributor to Democrats.|
A pretty important potential witness in case with great importance. But apparently he was not being sought. Flip continues:
Perhaps It all depends on what the meaning of "missing" is...
More info: What is it with the Clintons, China, and Satellites? and Gateway Pundit's Clinton Administration Record Book
Debbie Schlussel has the must-read review of the week.
Read it all.
Friday, September 28, 2007
PrairiePundit (newly added to our --er-- "prestigious" Blogroll) points us to a fascinating StrategyPage article.
Lesson learned for the Mullahs: never buy an air defense system with coupons.
And, if you do, read the fine print!
"We welcome Rosie O'Donnell to stay among us and to get to know the truth from being here," says Ala Senakreh, West Bank Chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization, to journalist Aaron Klein, author of "Schmoozing with Terrorists.". The organization is a group of Palestinian terrorists that claims to have killed hundreds of Israelis in multiple suicide bombings since 2000.
Rosie is the noted nutjob who believes that "radical Christianity" is the equal of radical Islam and that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosives. The most unfortunate aspect of Rosie's life is that such a raving moonbat -- with only a 9th grade diploma -- received a national forum for her views.
Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs
Thursday, September 27, 2007
According to Wikipedia, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is an "agency of the United States Government with the primary mission of collection, analysis, and distribution of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security."
The NGA website describes a declassification effort for satellite imagery that was initiated by Bill Clinton in 1995. The declassification process hit high gear in 1997 at the behest of then-acting DCI George Tenet.
At the time, Senator Bob Kerrey -- who is now president of the progressive New School -- funded the declassification project, providing several million dollars in support.
Kerrey has since been heavily involved with satellite imagery, attending various conferences and seminars.
|“I watched our military use, analyze, enhance and distribute these new [GMT] images in order to prepare our war fighters for battle and to help our peacemakers avoid the battle in the first place,” Kerrey said last August at the 26th Annual International User Conference held by ESRI, a leading global information system company...|
Put simply, Kerrey is an expert at satellite imagery and helped facilitate the declassification of the U.S. Government's satellite data in conjunction with Bill Clinton and George Tenet.
Here's where things get interesting.
1) Kerrey has secured DOD contracts for the famously progressive and anti-war New School, where he now serves as president.
2) The New School also has deep ties to Bernard Schwartz, former head of Loral. Schwartz was reportedly involved with donations by the Chinese military to the Democratic National Committee in exchange for the right to access sensitive missile technologies. This technology may have been one of the main reasons that China was able to destroy a satellite in space this year, touching off fears of an arms race in space.
3) The New School reserved a prestigious post for Norman Hsu, Hillary Clinton's fundraiser extraordinaire-cum-fugitive (also a Chinese national), possibly at Schwartz's request.
4) The New School has other close connections to China through its ICI arm (the India-China Institute).
5) The New School has at least eight large donation bundlers (Hillraisers) in various board-level or trusteeship positions; these are folks who have each funneled $100,000 or more to Hillary
6) Hillary has sent her own pork-barrel contracts to the New School (e.g., a $1 million federal grant).
What is it with the Clintons, China, and satellites?
And what the heck is going on with the anti-war New School, its bizarre relationship with the military-industrial complex, and its astonishing number of "Hillraisers" (the elite $100K+ donation bundlers)?
Where the hell is Mike Wallace when you need him? Not that CBS would ever investigate Democrats, mind you, but still.
Is the New School a cutout between China and the Clintons?
Congressional Record: Timeline of Clinton-China Decisions
Update: PrairiePundit and Mitchell Langbert and have picked up the story. More to come. Unless, as Reliapundit speculates, I turn up dead. If so, I ask you -- all three of my dear and valued readers -- to avenge me.
A newly released affidavit gives more details about the two USF students caught speeding in South Carolina. Ahmed Mohamed, 26, was arrested near a sensitive military installation in South Carolina on Aug. 4 along with fellow Egyptian national Youssef Megahed, 21. Deputies found what authorities describe as explosives in their vehicle's trunk.
Mohamed told investigators he made a videotape about remote bomb detonation to help people in Arab countries fight invading infidels, including U.S. military forces, according to the affidavit.
I don't know what the authorities are concerned about. Kids frequently use toy boats to launch powerful fireworks with long fuses near sensitive military bases. So I'm concerned that this might be a case of profiling. With their beards and all, these guys look like your classic militant Quakers.
Read more: Tamba Bay 10 and WCBD
|There remains a very real danger that terrorists could obtain a nuclear bomb or the materials to make one and turn an American city into a modern Hiroshima...|
—Matthew Bunn, author of Securing the Bomb 2007 and a senior researcher at Harvard University’s Project on Managing the Atom
Courtesy of Powerline, BIGresearch surveyed Americans about the "trustworthiness" of various institutions.
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Congress and the mainstream media trail bloggers. And everyone trails President Bush.
If I'm reading this correctly, Americans trust me more than Maureen Dowd, Dick Durbin, Bob Herbert, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Frank Rich. With all due humility, I believe I am more trustworthy than that sorry lot. But then again, they've set the bar lower than the closing seconds of a game of limbo.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Set the dials on the way-back machine to 2003, Mr. Peabody! John Kerry is upset about some very old news. No, not his "I'd like a Philly cheese-steak with Swiss cheese" debacle:
Instead, he reportedly wants to suppress this photo taken by Dan Habib of the Concord Monitor in 2003.
The Washington Post explained the original situation:
|As if things weren't going badly enough for John F. Kerry, the senator from Massachusetts has been bitten by a Psycho Chihuahua.|
The attack occurred 10 days ago in Hopkinton, N.H., when Kerry went to speak to a class at Hopkinton High. This appearance resulted in a most unhelpful photo for the onetime front-runner for the Democratic nomination, snapped by Concord Monitor photo editor Dan Habib. The image is of Kerry making an earnest point to student Mark LaGuardia, who, unbeknownst to the candidate, is wearing a T-shirt that proclaims on the back: "Your mouth keeps moving but all I hear is 'BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.' "
Kerry asked that any copies of this photo are emailed to his staff immediately to ensure they can't be used against him in any future campaign.
Hat tip: Oriental Redneck.
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|The Ultimate Global Warming Challenge announced today that it raised to $125,000 the cash award to the first person to prove in a scientific manner that human emissions of greenhouse gases will cause catastrophic global climate change...|
"Surprisingly no one has entered the contest yet," said Steven Milloy, founder and publisher of JunkScience.com and the sponsor of the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge. "I'm surprised since Al Gore, the United Nations and the mainstream media all seem to think that the notion of man made catastrophic global warming is a no-brainer," Milloy added.
The Ultimate Global Warming Challenge was launched on Aug. 7, 2007 with the popular and highly rated YouTube video entitled, "Can You Save Al Gore?"
"It appears that [the prize] is not enough to spur Al Gore and other climate alarmists to submit their proofs that humans are causing global warming," explained Milloy. "If it's a matter of money, Al Gore and the alarmists should just come out and tell us what sum it will cost the rest of us to see what proof they have..."
$125K probably isn't enough to fund Al Gore's private jet for a month. The carbon offset business is far too lucrative to risk over a measly $125K.
Update: Real scientists object to the AP's hysterical posturing on climate change.
Update II: "Dr. James Hansen, who approves and issues NASA climate change statements and is one of the most alarmist global warming advocates in the US, is apparently deep in the pocket of George Soros."
Hat tip: The Astute Bloggers
Newsday's Michael Amon and Ridgely Ochs provide new insights into the Democrats' "culture of corruption". The article -- Did a nursing home company buy Schumer's help? -- flips on the light-switch in a roach-infested pantry: a Democrat-controlled Congress.
If Nancy Pelosi wants to "drain the swamp," she'll start with Schumer and John "unindicted co-conspirator" Murtha.
Newsday: Did a nursing home company buy Schumer's help?
Regarding the comment made by John Coatsworth, acting dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, that "if Hitler were in the United States and . . . if he were willing to engage in a debate and a discussion... we would certainly invite him."
|In "Terror and Liberalism" (2003), Columbia alumnus Paul Berman observes the way in which prewar French socialists--keenly aware and totally opposed to Hitler's platform--nonetheless took the view that Germany had to be accommodated and that the real threat to peace came from their own "warmongers and arms manufacturers." This notion, Mr. Berman writes, rested in turn on a philosophical belief that "even the enemies of reason cannot be the enemies of reason. Even the unreasonable must be, in some fashion, reasonable."|
...the fact that their ideas were finer and better than Hitler's will have done nothing to keep them and millions of their countrymen from harm, and nothing to get them out of its way.
-- Bret Stephens, WSJ
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Columbia was so proud of hosting genocidal madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that they completely blacked out the University's logo and its name on the podium.
Someone must have gotten concerned that photos with the University logo would be used to sabotage the annual alumni fund-raising drive.
I've helpfully modified several photographs of the event to include the Columbia logo.
This is one of my favorite photos from the event.
The genocidal midget should have been arrested upon entry to the country and charged with incitement of genocide.