Saturday, May 7, 2011

NC WRAL: Obama backed official faces criminal charges

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A top official from the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. – the Obama-backed, rival upstart to Harry Alford’s National Black Chamber of Commerce – has a checkered past and faces criminal charges from allegations he exploited a Hurricane Katrina victim.

According to Raleigh, N.C.-based WRAL, which broke the story, Brandon Trainer, who led the North Carolina Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and served as treasurer for the U.S. Black Chamber, skipped town in 2006 when he was charged with defrauding a Hurricane Katrina victim out of $1500.

Trainer was treasurer for the U.S. Black Chamber and on its board of directors. His biography page on the U.S. Black Chamber’s website has been taken down. Officials from the U.S. Black Chamber did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

NC Public Policy Polling

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McCain: Third least popular senator.
34% Approve versus 53% Disapprove

I hope I don't need a "We're Screwed '12"


The SEAL Sensibility

Lee Hawkins talks with Eric Greitens, a U.S. Navy SEAL and author of the book "The Heart and the Fist," about what it takes to become a member of this elite military force.
At Camp Pendleton in California, where I did my initial weapons training, we must have fired thousands of rounds at practice-range targets printed with the likeness of Osama bin Laden. To take the real shot, the one that brought down bin Laden, was the dream of every Navy SEAL.

The man who got that chance in Pakistan last weekend was a member of the SEAL community's most elite unit. He and the others who descended on bin Laden's lair would have put in relentless practice for weeks beforehand—assaulting mock compounds, discussing contingencies and planning every detail of the operation. Most of the men on that mission had dedicated the past decade of their lives to this fight, and they—and their families—had made great personal sacrifices.

Turning on my cellphone last Sunday, I got a text message with the incredible news: "OBL is dead. Hoo Yah!" Within minutes, a tidal wave of messages followed from fellow Navy SEALs and other military and nonmilitary friends. My own thoughts went back to James Suh and Matt Axelson ("Axe"), two members of my own SEAL training class. When Axe was pinned down by the Taliban in a firefight in Afghanistan in June 2005, Suh boarded a helicopter to fly in for a rescue mission. The helicopter was shot down that day and both men died. I thought to myself: Axe, Suh, they got him.

Via Weasel Zippers

Holder is “either monumentally stupid, or he is telling a monumental lie.”

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“This country cannot afford the luxury of having its top law enforcement officer confess ignorance of an operation that may have allowed thousands of guns to be illegally exported to Mexico. This operation happened on his watch, and apparently right under his nose, and apparently cost the life of at least one law enforcement officer.......

It is simply unbelievable that the attorney general can act as though he never heard of an operation that has been exposed on national television by CBS News. How could he not know, almost six months after the slaying of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, that guns recovered at the scene are linked directly to the Gunrunner sting?”

—Alan Gottlieb



Arizona Sheriff: Feds Order Release of Illegals to Phony Up Numbers & Holder holding hands with the ACLU

The U.S. Border Patrol has told its agents to stop arresting illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico to keep the illegal immigration numbers down, Arizona Sheriff Larry Dever tells Newsmax.

He also charges that Attorney General Eric Holder is “holding hands with the ACLU” to protect illegal aliens from prosecution, says illegals are committing “heinous crimes” across America every day, and calls claims that the federal government should be solely responsible for controlling illegal immigration “balderdash.”

Dever is sheriff of Cochise County, which shares an 83-mile border with Mexico, and he says his Border Patrol sector is responsible for half of all illegal aliens caught trying to enter the country and halt the narcotics entering the United States.

The First-Person Presidency

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Here are a few excerpts from President Obama’s speech on Sunday night about the killing of Osama bin Laden.

“Tonight, I can report . . . And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta . . . I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden . . . I met repeatedly with my national security team . . . I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action. . . . Today, at my direction . . . I’ve made clear . . . Over the years, I’ve repeatedly made clear . . . Tonight, I called President Zardari . . . and my team has also spoken. . .These efforts weigh on me every time I, as Commander-in-Chief . . . Finally, let me say to the families . . . I know that it has, at times, frayed. . . .”

Via Weasel Zippers

Something is Rotten in D.C.

Hamlet's Father's  Ghost“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” is a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Marcellus says it after seeing the ghost of Hamlet’s father, the deceased king of Denmark.

No one has claimed to see Osama Bin Laden’s ghost wafting about, but when liberal jurist Alan Dershowitz and Conservative columnist Wesley Pruden both detect a stench, it is cause for thought.

In a recent column, Pruden asserts that only Barack Obama could have made such a hash out of announcing a military coup. Apparently the administration could not wait to learn the facts before rushing to turn military heroism into political advantage. One would think that if a story was to be concocted, it should at least have been the same story. But John Brennan, the president’s anti-terrorism chief, (who may have missed his calling as a fiction writer), apparently did not get that memo.

Dershowitz’s problem is not with the dueling stories, but with the rush to dispose of the body. In Dershowitz’s view, “burying his body at sea constituted the willful destruction of evidence.” In a recent WSJ essay Dershowitz pointed out that the body should have been subjected “to the usual forensic testing,” Dead bodies, he wrote, “often talk more loudly, clearly and unambiguously than live witnesses.”

Clarity, however, has never been the hallmark of this administration.

Issa: A.G. Should Have Known & Is Obama A Gunrunner?

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars


Is Obama A Gunrunner?

Gun Control: Under a program run by the Justice Department, weapons were knowingly sold to criminals suspected of links to Mexican drug cartels, with two guns ending up at the murder scene of a border patrol agent.

Considering how this administration has made a cause celebre out of gun control, the revelation of a program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), in which weapons were transferred on purpose to Mexican drug cartels and criminals and then lost track of, is at best embarrassing and at worst an unconscionable dereliction of duty.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder, among others, have blamed the rising violence in Mexico by the drug cartels on the transfer of weapons from the U.S. by unscrupulous gun dealers and their "straw buyers" — purchasers who may have legitimate credentials and purchase guns for those who can't legally obtain them.

Yet it seems we set up an operation that wound up doing exactly that.


White destitution in South Africa

Afrikaner youths face destruction of their language rights_culture_and_job_rights_underANC


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"The streets of Pretoria bear all the evidence of a very serious decline. Amongst the rubbish-strewn streets many homeless white people are begging for food-handouts with their children. These working-class Afrikaner artisans – the people whose forebears founded the city of Pretoria - were forced into grinding destitution and homelessness because the ANC-regime’s laws are barring the whites from the labour market.

BEE cash register purchase strip shows percentage of blacks who worked on the product Employers who dare to hire these Afrikaners for their often highly-skilled artisan and Western-technological excellence, face being targetted by the ANC regime’s army of militant inspectors. They threaten to take away their businesses’ black-economic-empowerment- certificates if they don’t rid themselves of all the white faces on the shopfloors.

And without a BEE-certificate no business can keep its doors open for very long. Consumers can even keep track of the steady empoverishment of the Afrikaners: their cash-register slips show the growing percentage of black labour which has gone into making each item. (picture far right). And as the percentage of black-labourers on those cash-slips rise, each percentage point upwards also represents the growing poverty and homelessness of the country’s large number of skilled Afrikaners.

Temporary white contract workers don’t qualify for government unemployment benefits:

The only way skilled Afrikaners now still can be hired is on a temporary year-long contract basis negotiated through labour-brokers: and when their contracts end, they don’t qualify for unemployment-benefits either, so the government unemployment statistics do not accurately reflect ‘white unemployment’. The government has recently made a new law to close this ‘loop-hole’ by barring these labour-brokers."

Via Sarah Maid of Albion

New video of Osama bin Laden released

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.

Via Weasel Zippers

Ding Dong Osama's Dead

Please protect us at any cost including the Bill of Rights. Pretty please........
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"Too little too late. A couple of trillion $$ and ten years late. Too little in that we got a corpse instead of a captive, when there was an opportunity to take him alive (or "mostly dead" if you get the reference). In all, we got more of a PR stunt than an actual historical event. Why? A trial could be cathartic and that is dangerous. It would reveal the gap between demonization and reality. It would also deflate the fear bubble. Fear was/is so useful in making the defense and homeland security dollars flow (at levels beyond reason) and perpetuating the government's emergency powers."


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The more I hear and see from this cat, the more I’d like to see his next residence be the White House! Allen West is only a freshman Congressman but is already making waves at the highest levels of the Republican party and Washington. What makes me like him even more is the Republican wussy elite must truly hate him. As do the Dims. A strong, confident conservative who speaks his mind and doesn’t back down? When was the last time we saw one of those? I’m thinking Ronald Reagan!

Col. West is a natural leader who, unlike our current disaster in the WH, doesn’t see himself as a black man first and American second. I have yet to hear West talk about slavery and the typical “blacks are victims” BS we hear from most black politicians. I have heard Herman Cain speak in person and he did bring up slavery and Jim Crow. I must say, that makes me wary of Cain. In fact, I personally told Cain that I am backing West for president if he runs. West doesn’t seem carry any of the “I’m a black man even though I’m a conservative” baggage. I am truly looking for the best person to be our next president…not the best black man…but the best person regardless of race and sex.

The Final Fight

The enemy always fights the hardest the closer you are to winning.

This is the final fight of of physical and paper silver, so hold the line and get ready to take it to the enemy.
The Elite have literally thrown everything they have at the silver markets to try to make silver investors weak in the knees and cry uncle. Like a bully trying to take your lunch money by twisting your arm. This can only end one of two ways; you give up and the banksters laugh or you stand up and say enough! These tactics may work on some paper traders who are literally forced by margin calls. For those who have listened to me, and bought only physical, this recent manipulation is only a subsidized discount to buy more, for less.

The CME has raised the margin requirements an unprecedented 5 times in less than 2 weeks to force higher and higher costs on paper traders to force them to sell. The higher the costs and the lower the price of the underlying asset is a toxic combination in the paper market. I saw this happen in the 2008 rout, where they took it down 60% in a matter of months. It was the worst time to be a silver holder, but I knew the real story and held on when everything in the world said get out. I held on and even added to my position to then see a return of close to 500% in the next 2 years.

Via Rebellion