The Ground Zero Mosque, which caused such a stir in 2010 because of its close proximity to the very spot where Americans were attacked by Islamists on 9/11, is being demolished.
And the person demolishing it is the same person who argued for its existence–Sharif El-Gamel.
According to Yahoo News, El-Gamel is a real estate developer who discovered there was no money to be made via the Ground Zero Mosque. He said the project suffered from “a lack of financial support from the Muslim community.”
A consultant who works closely with El-Gamel said the developer simply “couldn’t raise the funds” without help from the Muslim community.
Besides the lack of money, a piece of one of the planes that hit the WTC towers was recently discovered on the property on which the mosque was being built. These both contribute to a situation in which El-Gamel “seems to be in such a rush to do the job that he has filed for the permits [to demolish] before he actually becomes the…owner” of the building.”
Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins Reach him directly at email@example.com
Category Archives: Uncategorized
Governor Palin Discusses Obama, the Constitution, Hillary and Much More on Cashin In Today with Eric Bolling
by Isabel Matos
Sarah Palin dropped by Eric Bolling’s Cashin’ In Freedom Summit today.
Video courtesy of SarahNet
Eric Bollling: Governor, our freedom and liberty are under siege, the amendments specifically, how do we fight back?
Governor Palin: On a national level we make sure that we’re electing candidates who will promise to pay whatever price it’s going to take to protect our Constitution. Then on a state level I think it’s very important that we need find candidates and elect them who would be willing to call for a convention of states if need be because that is the tool the people have to reign in government.
Sarah Palin agreed with Rand Paul that the first amendment is the most at risk: It starts there. If we’re not able to express the will of the people then government will take over or continue doing what it’s doing today.
Governor Palin: The problem we have today start at the top. We have a president who does not understand or just chooses to disrespect our constitution, those rights, the rule of law, the separation of powers.. all those things we learned in elementary school about how our nation was formed and why it is the most exceptional nation on the Earth because of that constitution. Our president has set a tone in this nation that kind of says, eh, you know, it will be a select, elitist crew of guys that is going to run the show instead of We-the-People.
Eric Bolling: Governor, you have said Hillary should run in 2016. Why do we really need another Bush or Clinton in the White House?
Governor Palin: I said it’s fine if she ran, I didn’t say it’s fine if she won. We don’t need more of the blue bloods. No. We need new energy. We need new people in there who understand what the constitution has done to create this great country, not those who would choose to seek constitutional changes, amendments that were not the will of the people, that they would amend themselves by not seizing power from the people. So no, we need new people in there.
Eric Bolling: We found out this week the Reverend Al Sharpton was at one point an FBI informant. Your impressions as to why he did that. He’s been a very vocal critic of yours. Your thoughts on the reverend, hero or hypocrite?
Governor Palin: There are so many reasons to look at Al Sharpton and not be impressed. This is just one of those. He’s been a critic of just the average patriotic American, not just me – the average American who understands what it takes to get the country back on the right track. He’s not one to help get the country back on the right track.
Governor Palin discusses Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin doing a PSA: Our efforts are to help our troops, the wounded warriors returning from the war zone and needing mentor-ship and employment. There are so many trained, equipped troops returning home and we want to make sure that they’re getting a great shot, a fair shot at getting a good sustainable job. It’s tough to do in this economy when 18-20 million are seeking employment and can’t find it because of the economic condition we’re in. Whatever we can do to help those troops. It is our military who have paid the price to allow us to be free. How dare their sacrifice and their efforts be in vain. Part of that is sustainable good employment and future for their families.
Sarah’s endorsement list and the Video of the BBQ with Lizbeth Benacquisto was picked up by GOING ROGUE GOING PALIN in Spain.
Originally posted on GOING ROGUE, GOING PALIN:
Y es que muchas primarias están a punto de caramelo. Y todos sabemos que eso que dice la sabiduría popular de que quien da primero, da dos veces, es más que cierto. Convendría que nuestros primero candidatos obtuvieran buenos resultados (vamos, que ganasen y a poder ser por aplastamiento con piano de cola del rival) para que se fuera formando una bola de nieve que ayude a posteriores candidatos. Sarah así lo entiende y ya está repartiendo leña a lo largo y ancho del país, apoyando a sus favoritas y no cejando en su empeño por lograr que los Estados Unidos se recupere de su
View original 1,647 more words
By Isabel Matos
A quick heads up. You may already know this, but if you made a donation to the TeaParty.Net Leadership Fund, your money was diverted to two of the most hideous creatures of the RINO lagoon: Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn. Attorney Dan Baker, the Fund’s treasurer, who intercepts the money, took in over $3.4 million in donations in this election cycle per Lee Stranahan’s article:
How Tea Party Donor Money Went to Establishment Republicans Mitch McConnell and John CornynMARCH 5, 2014 BY
Follow the money.
How did $20,000 in donations that people thought was going to the “Tea Party Movement” end up in the hands of establishment Republicans Mitch McConnell & John Cornyn?
The transactions don’t show up on the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund list of candidate expenses. It’s all a matter of public record but it’s been hidden of diverting it through a JFC or Joint Fundraising Committee.
The story was even reported back in 2013 by Roll Call, but went largely unnoticed and Roll Call didn’t catch the connection of attorney Dan Backer to so many groups involved. Roll Call wrote:
A national tea party committee, the Tea Party Leadership Fund (formerly known as the TeaParty.Net Leadership Fund), a hybrid PAC with a noncontribution account, based in Alexandria, Va., contributed $40,000 in May to In Defense of Free Speech JFC, a joint fundraising committee set up in May. The $53,800 in proceeds were split between four candidates, with each getting $13,450. The candidates were McConnell, Cruz, Lee and John Cornyn, R-Texas. The McConnell Senate Committee ’14 was sent $10,950 on June 29 and $2,500 on June 25.
Follow the steps used to send Tea Party donor money to Cornyn & McConnell and note all the connections to Dan Backer and don’t take my word for it: click the links.
When people are urged to donate to The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund, they are told their money to support the Tea Party Movement. Here’s their donation page:
How did money end up in Mitch McConnell and Cornyn’s coffers?
One common link is Virginia attorney Dan Backer, who is the treasurer for The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund, who took in over $3.4 million in donations in this election cycle. Most of the money went to fundraising and ‘unclassifiable’ expenses.
One of the groups biggest expenditures was $40,000 to a group called In Defense of Free Speech JFC.
In Defense of Free Speech JFC was originally set up by in 2013 by Dan Backer, who was also the group’s original treasurer. Laster, a woman named Christina Sirois–who works for Backer’s company DB Capitol Strategies
–was named as treasurer. The group was dissolved in February, 2014.
In Defense of Free Speech JFC did one thing in its short life: gave $13,450 each to Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.
Where did the money for the In Defense of Free Speech JFCcome group set up by Dan Backer come from?
- $40,000 came from The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund - Dan Backer, Treasurer
- $5000 came from Shaun McCutcheon, a client of Dan Backer’s
- $5000 came from a group called E Pluribus Unum PAC - Dan Backer, Treasurer. The group’s only purpose appears to have been to give $5000 to the In Defense of Free Speech JFC
- $5000 came from a man Richard Campbell — who was also the sole donor for the E Pluribus Unum PAC set up by Dan Backer
Ironically, Dan Backer was the treasurer for Cornyn’s primary opponent, Rep. Steve Stockman, who got $2,500 from The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund.
This means that John Cornyn’s $10,000 take was four times what Stockman.
Just follow the arrows on this flowchart I mad.
UPDATE: Article showing what we already knew – that Sarah Palin’s name was used to raise funds.
Got to deliver some straight talk to our neighbor, the tyrant across the Bering Strait. Tune in to the Tonight Show tonight and tomorrow to “Amazing America” on Sportsman Channel!
~ Sarah Palin via Facebook
By Gary P Jackson
Sarah Palin stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon [Much to the delight of the audience, who you'll hear cheer loudly] and talked with “Vlad Putun” about recent events. Just some good fun on a day are hearts are heavy.
Like Ronald Reagan before her, Palin has impeccable timing, and isn’t afraid to poke fun at herself. Good qualities for a leader to have! This is the third time Governor Palin has appeared on the Tonight Show. We all remember her face-off with William Shatner, when Conan was hosting the show. And, of course, Sarah was one of Jay Leno’s first guests when he came back to host the show. As it happened, Governor Mitt Romney was on The Late Show with David Letterman at the exact same time she was doing Leno, something Jon Stewart had great fun with on The Daily Show.
Jimmy Fallon is showing why he was a good choice to replace Leno, though I’m still not convinced Leno needed replacing! Like Johnny Carson, Fallon can do skits as well as interview guests. Those old Carson skits are what made the Tonight Show we all grew up with.
Ran into Mr. Strong Genes and Mr. Mom Jeans at the Tonight Show. Tune in to the Tonight Show tonight and tomorrow to “Amazing America” on Sportsman Channel!
~ Sarah Palin via Facebook
Remember, Sarah’s new show Amazing America debuts tonight on the Sportsman Channel. Check your local listings.
by Whitney Pitcher
At Breitbart, Tony Lee writes of CNN’s hypocrisy in their refusal to cover the gun trafficking charge levied at current California state senator (and secretary of state candidate until Thursday ), Leland Yee:
CNN dismissed complaints that the network was not covering last week’s shocking arrest of Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery, and falsely asserted that it does not give attention to state senators and secretary of state races.
That standard did not apply to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, whom CNN covered relentlessly. This was long before she even considered a gubernatorial run after filibustering a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and make those conducted before then safer.
Viewers and readers on Friday complained that the network, just like Politico, was not reporting or discussing Yee’s scandal online, and the official and verified @CNNWriters account tweeted to one critic that ignoring Yee’s arrest was standard practice.
Lee then linked a tweet from CNNWriters’ account which notes that CNN covers state senate and secretary of state races “just about never”. As he notes, CNN covered Texas state senator Wendy Davis extensively. The comparison of Davis vs. Yee illustrates CNN’s hypocrisy quite well, but what if we looked at CNN’s coverage of Yee vs. Yee? Let us flashback to 2010, shall we?
You may recall that Governor Palin gave a speech at California State University-Stanislaus in 2010, a speech that brought in record fundraising for the university. However, this particular speech may be better known as “bendystrawgate”. California Democrats , including then attorney general and current governor Jerry Brown, wanted to investigate the contract that the university made with Palin for her speech. That contract included such diva-like demands as bendable drinking straws. The horrors! However, Brown was not the only Democrat to request the investigation. As CNN reported in April 2010 (emphasis mine):
Attorney General Jerry Brown opened an investigation Tuesday into the finances of the California State University Stanislaus Foundation, which raises money for the university and booked Palin to headline its June event.
“We are taking this action to make sure that the money raised goes toward the intended educational purposes and not a dollar is wasted or misspent,” said Brown, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
State Sen. Leland Yee, also a Democrat, has demanded to see the speaking contract, citing the public records Act. At a Tuesday news conference, Yee said any destruction of requested documents violated the law.
CNN’s claim that they do not cover state senators is bogus, and if they were to argue that they don’t cover state senate races, it should be noted that Yee was running for re-election to the senate in 2010. In fact, the CNN story linked above came just 5 days after Yee announced his re-election.
It’s no wonder that Governor Palin noted the media’s constant need to distract from the truth and selectively cover “local” politics.
Before we go any further, yes, I know that I spelled the word “respect” incorrectly. I suppose I wanted to emphasize that many of those serving in this President’s administration are seemingly cut from the same cloth. When I read the following entry on Chuck Heath, Jr.’s Facebook page, I must confess that I felt a range of emotions starting with anger, then sadness and again anger.
Here’s what Chuck Heath, Jr. wrote:
Gina McCarthy, the head of the EPA and an Obama appointee, visited Alaska and was given a couple of small gifts from the locals. One of the gifts was a jar of moose meat. McCarthy is quoted as saying, “that stuff could gag a maggot”. She was also given a souvenir pin from the community of North Pole. When asked about it, she said “I threw the f…ing thing away!”
Zero respect for the traditions and kindness of Alaskans, and it looks like our own Alaska Senator Begich has stepped up to defend her.
Take a look at McCarthy’s record on carbon credits, Keystone Pipeline stance, etc., and you’ll get a good look at someone that is thwarting American resource development and energy independence.
This is another reason we want the Federal government to STAY OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!
I can only venture to guess that Ms. McCarthy has absolutely no clue as to the amount of work that went into that life-sustaining jar of moose meat. There was the planning and preparation for the hunt. There was the time invested in the hunt itself with no guarantee that it would be successful. Finally, if the hunter is successful, the meat must be properly field-dressed and then cured, canned, or frozen in order to preserve it so that the meat is safe to eat. A lot of work went into that gift of canned moose meat!
Would it have really been that difficult to simply say “thank you”? Was it necessary for a government official on a taxpayer funded trip to drop the F-bomb? Somewhere along the way, Ms. McCarthy missed the important lesson of “do unto others”.
Is it really too much to expect R-E-S-P-E-C-T from public servants? Apparently so.
Dear Houston, Your Idiot DEMOCRAT U S Congresswoman Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old STOP ELECTING HER!
Houston, we have a problem!
By Gary P Jackson
At this point I think we all know Sheila Jackson-Lee, a democrat congresswoman from Houston, is a blithering idiot. But, if you needed any more proof, let me offer you this little gem:
Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not
Evidently Jackson-Lee thinks the Constitution was ratified in 1614. That would be seven years after Jamestown, Virginia became America’s first permanent English settlement.
She’s only off by only 173 years! The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787.
Dear Houston voters: Stop electing this incredibly ignorant woman. You are making Texas look bad!