President Barack Obama met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Sept. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PMjust 55 minutes after the State Department notified the White House and the Pentagon that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack.
The meeting between Obama, Panetta and Biden had been scheduled before the attack took place, and the Department of Defense is not commenting now on whether the three men were aware when they met that day of the ongoing attack or whether Obama used that meeting to discuss with his defense secretary what should be done to defend the U.S. personnel who at that very moment were fighting for their lives in Benghazi.
Secretary Panetta met with President Obama, as the White House-provided scheduled indicates, Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a Defense Department spokesman, told CNSNews.com on Tuesday. However, neither the content nor the subject of discussions between the President and his advisors are appropriate for disclosure.
From a lawyerly point of view, nobody in Benghazi was left behind. They were refused aid and left to die. I realize we are getting into "what the meaning of is is" territory, but B-HO and his minions are lawyers as well as feckless crapweasels.
The difference between a ten-year event in Chicago (hello,Doc White!) and a 100-year event is about 1.75" of rain in a 24-hour period - 4" for the 10-year and 5.75" for the 100-year. In a 24-hour period.
Al's trying to distract the folks from Benghazigate.
And who else is blaming global warming but Chris Matthews
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well Professor [Michael] Oppenheimer, back in the 60s, we calls such people pigs. Pigs. No, really. They dont care about the planet, they dont care about the destruction of war. All they want is what they got, their stuff, and they want more of it. Is that what were facing here, just greed? Im not talking about the guy at the coal mind, thats hard work. Im talking about people who wont listen to you, wont listen to science because they want more stuff.
The Global Warming industry scam makes a lot of money for its promoters. Moreover, it gives a great deal of control to big government over huge segments of our economy--as much as ObamaCare does or more. All that is needed are useful idiots.
No warmist has so far put forth an argument that any proposed amelioration of AGW will actually make a difference on a time frame of less than 200 years.
All their action proposals are designed to cripple Western economies. Period.
A group of sign-waving campaign ralliers comprised of both Democrat and Republican supporters outside an Aventura, Florida polling location witnessed Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz get involved in a heated altercation with an Aventura policeman after she apparently took issue with his request to not engage in campaign activities in the street which would hold up oncoming traffic.
She listened to the police officers respectful and reasonable request, but Wasserman Schultz continued to argue with the police officer, according to several people who witnessed the incident.
Wasserman Schultz was greeting voters and waiving her campaign signs on a street that leading into the polling site and was obstructing traffic by stopping cars before they could even enter the parking area.
The police officer respectfully asked Wasserman Schultz to move onto the sidewalk as everyone else was required to do, but the Congresswoman was unhappy with not being able to campaign how she saw it fit. Unnerved by the simple request from a police officer, Wasserman Schultz made a well placed phone call to some unknown individual in a position of authority. Five minutes later, the Aventura City Mayor came to the scene and was confronted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and proceeded to get an earful from her as well.
Wasserman Schultz stayed about 20 minutes before she left the scene with the six or so supporters she brought with her . After the congresswoman left, one of the Democrat supporters who witnessed the whole incident confronted the Mayor and told him that what she did was extremely inappropriate for her to berate him in the manner she did.
This altercation is just a few days removed from an earlier incident in which the congresswoman took issue with a Democrat voter who refused to campaign and support her and instead supported her Republican congressional opponent Karen Harrington.
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[Examiner] The video is featured at the Future Children Project web site with a caption that reads: "Re-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter." When I was a tad children were happy. They weren't zombiebots. Look at those little brats' faces. Look at them all through the video. Not one of them shows any expression at all. It's frightening. They look like Pod Children. They claim to be the Children of the Future.
"Imagine an America where strip mines are fun and free; Where gays can be fixed and sick people just die; And oil fills the sea," reads the opening lyrics. We used to spend lotsa time outside when I was a kid, usually shooed out there by our parents, occasionally chased or even tossed. We ran, laughed, played, got into fist fights, and occasionally got bruised up falling down the rocky slopes of strip mines and quarries. We thought these were nifty because they were so much safer for our dads. Strip miners seldom died of methane inhalation and the quarries never fell in on them because there was nothing over them to fall.
"We haven't killed all the polar bears, but it's not for lack of trying," the song adds, despite a suppressed report indicating that polar bear populations are actually increasing. Mmmmm! Bear!
As far as I know, this song isn't actually a Nazi ditty, but was written specifically for the play Cabaret, hence the brief appearance of the depraved-looking guy toward the end. But if Goebbels had heard it he'd probably have liked it and it would have made the Reichsfunk Top 40.
"Big Bird is sacked," the children sing - a clear reference to Mitt Romney's comment that he would stop taxpayer subsidies of PBS. I actually grew almost to adultery before the United States got State Radio like the Soviets had. PBS was supposed to be an alternative to ABC/NBC/CBS, which were collectively described as a "Vast Wasteland." Nowadays we call that the "Golden Age of Television." Personally, I think Kukla, Fran and Ollie were a lot funnier than Big Bird. And Phineas T. Bluster had it all over Oscar the Grouch. And Miss Nancy once saw me in the Magic Mirror, which was a lot more interesting to the 5-year-old me than the Letter E.
"The Earth is cracked and the atmosphere is frying," they add, despite a report showing that global warming ended 16 years ago. Children believe what they're told. When I was a child we were told that the United States is a great nation, that it's the land of the free and the home of the brave. We enjoyed being free and we tried to be brave despite the fact that we had occasional "duck and cover" exercises at school and the earth was in literal danger of being cracked, the atmosphere frying. One of the characteristics of people who weren't free was their unpleasant habit of convincing themselves that whatever dictator they currently had was the Greatest Mind of His Age, the Man with All the Answers, who was worthy of their adoration. It wasn't just Stalin and Hitler and Mao Tse Tung. It was Nasser and Peron and Sukarno and Franco and Stroessner and all the other pipsqueak dictators and strongmen. If I'd ever suggested to my parents that somebody wanted me to sing a hymn to President Eisenhauer they'd have assumed I'd become demented and called the men in the white coats.
The song is filled with similar straw-man arguments and ends with a message Barack Obama is sure to appreciate.
"Mom and Dad, we're blaming you!"
Being a part of something greater than yourself has an appeal. It can be religion or it can be politics, but the end result is the same: you don't really have to do any thinking. After all, His Excellency or His Holiness has done all that needs done. The i's have been dotted, the t's crossed.
Thus you could have been a part of the Soviet Union, cranking along for 75 self-justifying years, quoting from the collected works of Marx and Lenin. Or you could have been part of a Thousand Year Reich for... ummm... 12 years. Or you could rely on the dogma of The Church, be it Catholic in 1500 or the Koran in today's version of the Seventh Century.
All it takes for His Enormity is a little charisma to get the message across. Charisma seems to be pretty common. Lots of people have it. Girls used to throw their underwear at Frank Sinatra and they used to faint for the Beatles -- and for B.O. Watch Leni Reifenstahl's magnum opus. Listen to the inspiring music as Der Fuehrer's plane is landing at Nuremburg. Watch the reaction of the populace, to include the adoring girls. Imagine what it felt like to be a part of something so much bigger than yourself. The movie celebrates precisely that for an hour and 45 minutes.
But somehow the jackbooted thugs and the knock at the door in the wee hours of the morn seem to follow the initial euphoria, don't they? And, being a part of something so much greater than yourself, you could support the breaking of a few eggs to make an omelette, as long as you're not the egg. After all, His Enormity is fixing all that's wrong with society.
Somebody let society get that way. It was probably your parents. So you'd probably blame them.
We're the children of the future, saddled under piles of debt. We all wish the liberals had wised up, but there are no signs yet.
They preferred class warfare rhetoric, and calling everyone racist hicks, to fool the electorate with their emotional tricks.
Come on everyone, sing along.
If the Republicans can't come up with a snarky response to this they aren't even trying.
I recall posting that very video "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" back in 2008. The whole cult of personality upon which the Obama administration depends has had that sort of overtone since the beginning. This Obama video is yet more Goebbels/Reifenstahl style propaganda, preaching:
accept what you are told uncritically, ignore any counter facts, blame someone else when bad things happen, for you are superior to those who do not believe as you do, so they deserve what they get at your hands, and you should take what you want because you deserve it for just being you (and supporting dear leader).
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.