Thursday, April 16, 2009

Citizens unite!

Good for you, Chicago tea-party goers.

This is why CNN stinks

I've been wondering why mainstream media has largely refused to cover the tea parties that had been sprouting up all over the nation, finally culminating over 800+ tea parties extravaganza on April 15th. I've come to realise that the reason why they've refused to recognize this phenomenon is because they disagree with us. I give you Susan Roesgen, from CNN.

... and the same Roesgen, competent journalist that she is, who had no problem stating that a mask that is a cross between Satan and Hitler is a "Bush look-alike."

Shame on you, CNN.

Fishkill (NY) Tea party

Eye-catching slogans that evening:






p.s.: CNN, you *do* suck.


DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is now making a news tour to apologize to our veterans and veteran groups that have been offended by the DHS assessment that had been released around April 7th. On CNN's web site, she made it a point that the nation's largest combat veterans group, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), defended the report.

Busy as I am, I just had to look that up. Read the whole statement.

In essence, the VFW said that the DHS is doing its job and that it made no blanket accusation of that every soldier was capable of being a terrorist; but that they were not pleased with the wording of the report and "hopes DHS tones down the disgruntled military veteran angle in its next edition, and includes other professionals who have paramilitary training, such as the police, Secret Service, FBI, and DHS' own Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.".

No "blanket accusation"? I'm not so sure. Here's a paragraph from pg. 7 of the DHS report:

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.

So did VFW really defend the report? You decide.

DHS report follow-up

Janet Napolitano was just on Fox News defending the DHS's report and stands by their assessment that returning vets are a risk factor, and quoted Timothy McVeigh as an example. I couldn't believe it. That is like using Osama Bin Laden as a representative of the entire Islam religion, is it not?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We're all haters now

Just got back from attending a tea party. The energy was *great*! I'm guessing turnout was close to 2,000? I'll find out. These people were determined and they were ticked off. I'll blog about the tea party tomorrow. In the meantime...

The Dept. of Homeland Security, under the lead of Janet Napolitano has just issued a report titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."

Incredibly, while the administration has decided not to use the terms 'war on terror' -- substituting it with 'overseas contingency plans' and events like Sept. 11 are no longer 'terrorist attacks' but 'man-made' or 'man-caused disasters' -- they did not hold back from implying that conservative Americans are the enemies. They even go as far as to say that returning war vets are at risk for right-wing indoctrination, recruitment and radicalization. Right wing extremists are said to be using the economic downturn and the recent election of a black president (who happens to have half white) to recruit members. People who are pro-life, anti-illegal immigration, anti-big government, believe in the 2nd Amendment and etc, could be considered a right-wing extremist and a radical. In addition to classifying that granny standing outside Planned Parenthood with a pro-life sign an extremist, DHS and its state and local partners will be making an ongoing effort to keep tabs on YOU, the conservative. Because according to the report, conservative = hater.

By the way, where's that DHS report on ACORN?

It's on!

Where will you party today?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Backlash from the libs

Bill Press was just on Fox denouncing the tea parties... 750 of which are scheduled to go on around the country. He said he "smells a rat" and that these protests are paid for by the Republicans (what??) and that they are all politically-driven. Obviously, Mr. Press is very out of touch with the American people and what's going on in this country.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

“Think what you do when you run into debt; you give to another power over your liberty.”-- Benjamin Franklin