- Muslim heroes
- An idea whose time has come - the Blackphone - @th3j35t3r
- John Boehner: So fools, you actually voted? - Kicking the can 357-60
- First they came...
- EMBRACE the new American euphemisms - or else... #AmericansInWaiting"
- A Rose By Any Other Name (On Islam being Islam)
- John Boehner: So fools, you actually voted? - and the beat goes on....
- John Boehner: So fools, you actually voted?
- Hussein Obama's Christian faith
- How to win enemies and lose friends - Jordan
- Is it good for you America? The feds maintaining a psychological dossier on your child?
- Image of Obama's Legacy
March 1, 2015
Muslim heroes do exist but Hussein Obama is not one of them IMHO.
1-3-15 - PJMedia - Egypt's al-Sisi Makes Extraordinary Speech on Islam
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made an extraordinary speech on New Year's Day to Cairo's Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry calling for a long overdue virtual ecclesiastical revolution in Islam. This is something no Western leader has the had the courage to do, certainly not Barack Obama, despite his Muslim education.
Accusing the umma (world Islamic population) of encouraging the hostility of the entire world, al-Sisi's speech is so dramatic and essentially revolutionary it brings to mind Khrushchev's famous speech exposing Stalin. Many have called for a reformation of Islam, but for the leader of the largest Arab nation to do so has world-changing implications.
Here are the key parts as translated on Raymond Ibrahim's blog:I am referring here to the religious clerics. We have to think hard about what we are facing--and I have, in fact, addressed this topic a couple of times before. It's inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!
That thinking--I am not saying "religion" but "thinking"--that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It's antagonizing the entire world!
Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world's inhabitants--that is 7 billion--so that they themselves may live? Impossible!
I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema--Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I'm talking about now.
All this that I am telling you, you cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.
I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move... because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost--and it is being lost by our own hands.
From the Gatestone Institute - Hero of the Middle East: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Sheikh Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar University, the seat of Sunni Islam, yesterday delivered a courageous, historic speech in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, urging reform in religious education to curb extremism in Islam. Al-Tayyeb's address was the result of an even more courageous and historic speech, delivered a few weeks ago by Egypt's devoutly Muslim President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at Al-Azhar University.
El-Sisi's monumental statement, truly worthy of a Nobel Prize, is having a seismic result. Al-Sisi directed his remarks, about the ills of Islam to Islamic clerics in Egypt and around the world. It was enormously brave of him. He did not single out radical Islam, but he did call on all Muslims to examine themselves, carry out a religious revolution and renew their faith.
El-Sisi, a man of monumental courage, urged Muslims not to behave according to the ancient, destructive interpretations of the Qur'an and Islam that make the rest of the world hate them, destroy Islam's reputation and put Muslim immigrants to Western countries in the position of having to fight their hosts. He claimed that it is illogical for over a billion Muslims to aspire to conquer and subdue six billion non-Muslims. Continue here. If there ever was a "must" read this is it.
Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress this week. Netanyahu flies to U.S. as planned Iran speech threatens to fray ties
An idea whose time has come - the Blackphone - @th3j35t3r
Several times a day I am hit with the thought - What the hell country is this? <-- read. You won't like it but best be aware. "Our freedoms--especially the Fourth Amendment--are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation."
Not all the electronics being made today are good mainly for the manufacturer and our out of control government.
If Jester ("Proud infidel, hacktivist for good & professional pitier of fools. This one time, I almost 'retired'. My laptop is exhibited in the International Spy Museum, DC") endorses - you just might want to consider...
Much more detail on the phone from Jester here.
John Boehner: So fools, you actually voted? - Kicking the can 357-60
Hussein Obama does not have "his" Americans-In-Waiting funding. Yet.
Congress Approves One-Week Pact to Fund Homeland Security
It was a long night for political junkies trying to keep track of whether or not Homeland Security would get shut down or not. After all the noise the Democrats made over the last few weeks, people were terrified that if DHS didn't get funded, ISIS would be slicing off heads in shopping malls by Sunday.
When the proverbial smoke cleared in the Capitol, all that happened was they postponed the drop dead date until next Friday. Gloating like a pair of peacocks Pelosi and Reid were acting like they were back in charge. Boehner was around, somewhere, at least his staff was still talking. Not sure about the Dishonorable Mitch McConnell, probably off somewhere collecting contributions from the Chamber of Commerce.
The truth of the matter is DHS wouldn't have shut down. People designated non essential would get sent home. Only about 10% of the departments 230,000 employees are considered non essential. Outside of new hires, still in training at the academy, very few other people would be affected. I doubt they'd have even sent home the clerks that type up those Conservative Domestic Terrorism Assessments they hide from everyone except CNN, Propaganda is a valuable political tool. The rest here.
February 28, 2015
First they came...
Bee Sting - "Martin Niemoller (1892-1984) was an ardent nationalist and prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last 7 years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemoller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:"
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.
A well-tended garden will flourish be it planted with fruits and herbs, or hate and evil. I fear for the garden of innocence:
EMBRACE the new American euphemisms - or else... #AmericansInWaiting"
The White (Black) House is beginning a push for new wording to replace "illegal immigrants." The decree is that we are to call them "Americans-In-Waiting." Liberals will fall into line like good little lemmings.
The Blaze - A Lesson in Progressivism: 'Americans-in-Waiting' "Once progressives pinpoint a cause they want to modify, they set about subtly, slowly and methodically to alter how the issue is perceived by the public. This is usually accomplished by applying language that explains the topic in a positive or at least neutral way, rather than exposing the truth about the issue." Read here.
And those who resist will sooner rather than later find the First Amendment no longer applies. To them.
February 27, 2015
A Rose By Any Other Name (On Islam being Islam)
The main lesson we learn from History is that we don't learn from History. The lack of historical perspective is, I believe, one of the major contributing factors in Americ's current state.
People don't realize that all of these novel fixes our collectivist leaders are shoving down our throats with regard to health care have been tried multiple times before. Or that they have failed every time.
People don't realize that preemptive imperial wars of aggression and suppression have been disguised as endless wars for peace since Sargon the Great marched out of Akkad to found the first known empire.
Running true to form most people, apparently including our national leaders both political and military and the news anchors for the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media, do not realize that ISIS is not an aberration in Islamic History.
Neither are the other forms of Islamic terrorist groups which have plagued the world since the late 1960s when Palestinian secular movements such as Al Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) began to target civilians outside the immediate arena of conflict. These were self-proclaimed secular groups. As pointed out by RAND's Bruce Hoffman, in 1980 two out of 64 groups were categorized as largely religious in motivation; in 1995 almost half of the identified groups, 26 out of 56, were classified as religiously motivated; the majority of these espoused Islam as their guiding force.
Political Islam, as opposed to fundamentalist or neo-fundamentalist Islam, posits a worldview that can deal with and selectively integrate modernity. In contrast, fundamentalist Islam calls for a return to an ontological form of Islam that rejects modernity; groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad are representative of fundamentalist Islam.
Unlike the "secular" national, radical, anarchist terrorism which have been sponsored by states such as Libya, Syria, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea, and behind the scenes by the former Soviet camp, most of the religious Islamic terrorist groups have never been sponsored by states. Many Egyptian organizations emerged from the Egyptian domestic landscape. Algerian groups likewise were not sponsored by foreign states. Hezbollah certainly can be viewed as an Iranian surrogate, but other movements, while open to state assistance, remain operationally and ideologically independent. ISIS is different in that it has declared itself to be a state.
This brings us to the willful disregard of easily accessible knowledge which brings all of our political and cultural leaders to constantly say:
- That the forces of ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations are not Islamic.
- That these groups have somehow hijacked Islam or that they are merely criminals hiding behind Islamic names and slogans.
For one thing who are we to judge another's faith? If someone says they are followers of Muhammed who are we to say they aren't? If someone says they are doing their best to live by their interpretation of the Koran who are we to say they aren't?
This is one of the reasons it is so hard to get even the most "moderate" of Muslims to denounce ISIS and the other Islamic Terror organizations. Even if they personally disagree with their theology and their methods there is enough in their declarations of faith that align with traditional strains of Islam. It would be like a Catholic saying a Pentecostal isn't a Christian because they have differing views of the actions of the Holy Spirit in the modern day.
This refusal to admit the Islamic nature of these groups disarms the West. We cannot understand what they want, what they do, or why they have such a strong hold on the lives of so many. Another aspect of our official blindness that prevents us from confronting this clash of civilizations appropriately is the oft repeated mantra that those Muslims who support the radicals is a tiny group, often mentioned at 1%. We are also reminded often that 1.6 billion people make up the Muslim world. If this second figure is correct the tiny minority of the first figure translates to 16 million people.
Sixteen million people willing to fight to the death, blow themselves up, or financially support them is larger than any army ever fielded by Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, or Stalin. Obviously this is a threat that should be taken seriously. It should not be dismissed by ignoring what they say about themselves. Imagine if the leaders of the western democracies had bothered to read Hitler"s Mein Kampf and believe that he meant what he said. They could have stopped him when he marched into the Rhineland with no trouble whatsoever. Instead they ignored what he said and fifty million people paid with their lives.
Today we stand in a similar place. We ignored Osama Bin Laden when he declared war on America in 1988 and 1996 with disastrous consequences. Now we are ignoring the inherent attraction of those who claim the Islamic world as their own when we say they are not motivated by their religion. It strips us of the ability to understand them, their objectives, their appeal, and their tactics.
Another disservice our leaders are foisting on us is the other mantra of their secular religion that Islam is a religion of peace. This flies in the face of historical reality. Islam did not initially spread as Christianity did by the power of its message and the blood of its martyrs. Islam spread as a conquering religion. Muhammed conquered Medina and Mecca, forced unity on the disparate Arab tribes before bursting forth from the Arabian Peninsula and spreading through military conquest and forcible conversions.
Rod Dreher in the American Conservative has done a masterful job of asking two important questions, "Is ISIS Islamic? How would we know?" Much of what follows is excerpted from his penetrating analysis.
To take one example: In September, Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the Islamic State's chief spokesman, called on Muslims in Western countries such as France and Canada to find an infidel and "smash his head with a rock," poison him, run him over with a car, or "destroy his crops." To Western ears, the biblical-sounding punishments -- the stoning and crop destruction -- juxtaposed strangely with his more modern-sounding call to vehicular homicide. As if to show that he could terrorize by imagery alone, Adnani also referred to Secretary of State John Kerry as an "uncircumcised geezer."
Adnani was not merely talking trash. His speech was laced with theological and legal discussion. His exhortations to attack crops directly echoed orders from Muhammad to leave well water and crops alone -- Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âunless the armies of Islam were in a defensive position, in which case Muslims in the lands of Kuffar, or infidels, should be unmerciful, and poison away.
The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¯Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.
Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, "the Prophetic methodology," which means following the prophecy and example of Muhammad in punctilious detail. Muslims can reject the Islamic State; nearly all do. But pretending that it isn't actually a religious, millenarian group, with theology that must be understood to be combatted, has already led the United States to underestimate it and back foolish schemes to counter it. We'll need to get acquainted with the Islamic State's intellectual genealogy if we are to react in a way that will not strengthen it, but instead help it self-immolate in its own excessive zeal.
Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel contends that the ranks of the Islamic State are deeply infused with religious vigor. Of partial Lebanese descent, Haykel grew up in Lebanon and the United States. Haykel regards the claim that the Islamic State has distorted the texts of Islam as preposterous and sustainable only through willful ignorance. "People want to absolve Islam," he said. According to Professor Haykel, "It's this 'Islam is a religion of peace'" mantra. As if there is such a thing as ''Islam'! It's what Muslims do, and how they interpret their texts" Those texts are shared by all Sunni Muslims, not just the Islamic State. "And these guys have just as much legitimacy as anyone else" Haykel continued.
In Haykel's estimation, the fighters of the Islamic State are authentic throwbacks to early Islam and are faithfully reproducing its norms of war. This behavior includes a number of practices that modern Muslims tend to prefer not to acknowledge as integral to their sacred texts. "Slavery, crucifixion, and beheadings are not something that freakish [jihadists] are cherry-picking from the medieval tradition," Haykel said. Islamic State fighters "are smack in the middle of the medieval tradition and are bringing it wholesale into the present day" says Haykel.
According to one thought passed along by Rod Dreher what we call "Islamic fundamentalism" or "Islamic extremism" is so hard to defeat because it is so clearly rooted in Islamic history and Scripture. To tell the followers of ISIS that they are "un-Islamic" in their practices when they are doing, or trying to do, exactly as the Prophet and his early followers did, is a hard sell to fellow Muslims. It is also the kind of self-imposed blindness that stops us from effectively knowing what we are dealing with.
February 26, 2015
John Boehner: So fools, you actually voted? - and the beat goes on....
As said earlier - gotta do that kabookie theater for the little people. That's you and me people! And Boehner will kiss his masters feet in 5 - 4 - 3 - 2.....
Drudge headline - Homeland Dysfunction
February 26, 2015 With less than two days to go before a Homeland Security Department shutdown, John Boehner isn't blinking.
"We passed a bill to fund the department six weeks ago. Six weeks ago!" the House speaker said during a press conference Thursday. "It's time for the Senate to act. How many times do I have to say it?"
Boehner doesn't appear to be going along with his Republican counterparts in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking to avert a shutdown by offering Democrats a clean funding bill for DHS. The speaker would not say whether he would back a Senate funding bill without provisions that would defund President Obama's executive actions on immigration. At one point, Boehner blew kisses at reporters after they asked whether he would.
John Boehner: So fools, you actually voted?
Illegal immigration. Yesterday Mitch McConnell caved to Harry Reid. Harry Reid said that's not good enough, Boehner has to cave - give us a clean bill. Boehner said something like, we did our job, the Senate has to do theirs and blah blah blah.
Have you ever seen Boehner not cave? May not happen today - hell's bells they have to put on a big show till Friday (when they can all slip out of town real fast after) is my guess - then at the last minute......
So. An Coulter wrote a piece a week ago which speaks specifically to Republican treason. Worth the read.....
GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS
Now that a federal judge has held Obama's illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too.
Back when they needed our votes before the last election, Republicans were hairy-chested warriors, vowing to block Obama's unconstitutional "executive amnesty" -- if only voters gave them a Senate majority. The resulting Republican landslide suggested some opposition to amnesty.
Heading into the election, college professor Dave Brat took out the sitting House majority leader and amnesty supporter Eric Cantor in a primary, despite being outspent 40-1. It was the greatest upset in history since the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" at the Lake Placid Olympics: Never before has a House majority leader been defeated in a primary. And Brat did it by an astonishing 55.5 percent to 45.5 percent.
Again, the voters seemed to be expressing disquiet with amnesty.
After that, even amnesty-supporting Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was denouncing Obama's executive amnesty. "If the president were to do that," he said, "and we have a Republican majority in the United States Senate, why, we have a number of options that we don't now have to remind him to read Article I of the Constitution."
Poll after poll showed Americans ranking illegal immigration as the No. 1 most important problem facing the nation. We haven't changed our minds. Last week, an Associated Press-Gfk poll showed that Obama's single most unpopular policy is his position on illegal immigration.
In other words, Obamacare is more popular than amnesty. That's like losing a popularity contest to Ted Bundy.
Since at least 2006, voters have insistently told pollsters they don't want amnesty. Seemingly bulletproof Republican congressmen have lost their seats over amnesty. President Bush lost the entire House of Representatives over amnesty. What else do we have to do to convince you we don't want amnesty, Republicans? Make it a host on "The View"?
Her last sentence - "If a Republican majority in both houses of Congress can't stop Obama from issuing illegal immigrants Social Security cards and years of back welfare payments, there is no reason to vote Republican ever again. "
There is never a reason to vote again period IMHO. The whole thing is here.
February 25, 2015
Hussein Obama's Christian faith
It falls rather far down on the Christian "lite" scale. If that. His quotes with regard to islam are enough to sink his ship any day of the week but more than a few people in this country would point elsewhere when responding to the question of - is Obama a Christian?
Matt Walsh - Scott Walker Was Too Nice. It's Incredibly Obvious That Barack Obama Isn't a Christian.
The thing above all else that really reveals his true faith (or lack thereof) is his undying passion for, support of, and belief in abortion.
There has never been a mainstream politician, much less a president, as vociferous about infanticide as this man. While a state senator, he supported every single piece of pro-abortion legislation he came across, earning a 100 percent grade from Planned Parenthood and NARAL. In his crowning "pro-choice" moment, he opposed a bill to protect infants born alive during an abortion. To be clear: he was, and by all accounts still is, in favor of executing infant children by decapitation or lethal injection if they manage to survive an abortion attempt. Any thought that he might have softened that position vanished during the Kermit Gosnell trial, when he refused to categorically condemn and denounce what Gosnell did.
Meanwhile, Obama has funneled more money to abortion clinics than any president before him, handing out billions (that's billions, with a 'b') to Planned Parenthood during his time in office.
He has tried to legally require that abortifacients be covered by employer health plans, even forcing the mandate on nuns.
He took conscience rights away from hospital workers who might not want to be involved in an abortion procedure.
He's forced taxpayers to pay for abortions overseas, and overturned prohibitions on international abortion funding in one of his very first acts as president.
He's appointed pro-abortion judges and officials at every opportunity, and chose a radical pro-abortion feminist to head up Health and Human Services.
He's said on multiple occasions that a woman's ability to live a successful life hinges on her access to abortion, even marking the occasion of the March For Life by issuing a statement calling abortion an essential ingredient in a woman's quest to fulfill her dreams.
He hasn't been merely pro-abortion; this has in fact been the one cause he's consistently trumpeted and advanced during the course of not just his presidency, but his entire life as a public official.
And, possibly most damning of all, in what I believe is the quintessential and, though this is saying a lot, the most despicable moment of his horrible, deadly reign, he attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser (first president to do that) where he wished for God to bless the abortionists in attendance (not bless them that they may repent, but bless them that they may continue their genocidal mission).
Now we are left to look upon these bloody fruits, and as Jesus commanded, figure out what we know about him by them. More here.
If I remember correctly this baby is about 23 weeks old. The consciousness demonstrated here as he/she plays leaves no question of - is this a human?
How to win enemies and lose friends - Jordan
Jihad Watch - Jordan furious over Pentagon leak on secret anti-Islamic State training camp
The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan -- information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense.Flub? Is that anything like a "bump in the road" that could have huge consequences on people's lives?
In order to hide its flub, which was first announced to reporters during a briefing last week, the Pentagon has scrubbed its public transcripts of any mention of the training camp. Read here.
Is it good for you America? The feds maintaining a psychological dossier on your child?
From Grumpy Elder -
The Elementary and Secondary Act Re authorization bills now in front of both houses of Congress do nothing to limit the Department of Education..
Just the opposite, they could have been written by Jeb Bush, Bill Gates and the Chamber of Commerce. They will effectively cement Common Core into law. Worse they'll add to the federal governments already UnConstitutional data harvesting scheme..
The bills are being rushed through both Houses concurrently to try and get them passed and reconciled before parents have a chance to react and make their voices heard..
There's no doubt Obama will sign the finial bill.. and Common Core will effectively be the law of the land..Court challenges will be limited because parents and anti core organizations will be told they have no standing..Nullification won't work because the states won't risk federal funding...
February 24, 2015
Image of Obama's Legacy
As ISIS offshoots and radical Islam in general continues to grow like wildfire ... Obama refuses to call terrorism terrorism, refuses to admit ISIS is Islamic or even use the words 'radical Islam', refuses to admit the threat of radical Islam is spreading like wildfire and is a threat to the world, and refuses to put forward any meaningful plan to deal with ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the plethora of other radical Islamic groups.
Let there be no doubt that Barack Obama, an apologist for everything related to Islam, is going to be forever known as the president that lost the Middle East to radical Islam and allowed it to explode globally. He is also going down as the president that essentially gave Iran the nuclear bomb.
Report: Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians
Radical Islam's war on Christianity (and everyone else that fails to follow radical Islam's evil creed of terror and human cruelty) continues unabated.
(Reuters) - Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday.When, pray tell ... if ever, will Barack Obama finally admit the truth ... or even utter the words 'radical Islam'?
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds.
Radical Islam is at war with civilization, and especially Christianity and truly moderate.Muslims. Radical Islam is spreading like wildfire ... and we are stuck with a president that does nothing about it other than to pretend there is no problam.
Unfortunately the problem is very real, it is growing, and the policies of Barack Obama are a miserable failure
Obama and The Muslims. (As long as Barack Obama is president ... we are so screwed!)
Obama's Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic (Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the "terrible deeds" ... committed "in the name of Christ.")
... as odd as it may sound for a guy named Goldberg to point it out, the Inquisition and the Crusades aren't the indictments Obama thinks they are. For starters, the Crusades -- despite their terrible organized cruelties -- were a defensive war.Dawkins: Islam is 'one of the great evils in the world'
"The Crusades could more accurately be described as a limited, belated and, in the last analysis, ineffectual response to the jihad -- a failed attempt to recover by a Christian holy war what had been lost to a Muslim holy war," writes Bernard Lewis, the greatest living English-language historian of Islam.
What the hell do they put in Washington 's water!
Aspirin anyone? Straight out of Hussein Obama/Brian Williams playbook!
From The Conservative Treehouse - VA Secretary Robert McDonald Tells Vets He Was In Special Forces - He Wasn't...
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald falsely claimed that he served in a military special forces unit, he admitted to the Huffington Post.
When a homeless veteran told McDonald in a conversation captured by CBS that he had served in special forces, the head of the VA replied that he had, too. The conversation aired during a CBS News story chronicling how the agency is working to house homeless veterans.
"I have no excuse," McDonald told The Huffington Post. "I was not in special forces."
He added that he "reacted spontaneously" and "wrongly [with] no intent in any way to describe my record as any different than it is." More here.
Can we get a consensus on that mall threat?
Well, no. No, it seems we cannot. According to Joshie all Earnest White House spokesperson, the intelligence community says it ain't so, there is no credible threat. Jeh Johnson of Homeland Security (obviously not in intelligence though we could have told anyone that) on the other hand warns that there is a threat but he believes Americans are still free to "associate" in public places! BUT - ya better watch your backs! Nice cross messaging there!
Of course it could just be from "independent actors" (that's you and me) and oh by the way - give me my funding!
One could look at this as just government boobs. One (JJ) ran away with a theme on the Sunday talk shows and the second (press secretary) had to correct the first (JJ) lest we have a panicked public - I don't. What I said yesterday - "Terrorists do terrorism. They terrorize! Part and partial to that is we must be made very afraid!" Our government works diligently at keeping America very, very afraid. Tell me - which of the two messages below made the main stream media?