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News Round-Up: Stuff You Should Know

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny

~ Thomas Jefferson

By Gary P Jackson

With everything going on we never have enough hours in the day to comment on it all. Here’s some of the important stories we’ve read lately and think you should read as well:

John Nolte:

20 Days of Left-Wing Thuggery in Wisconsin: When Will Obama, Democrats, and MSM Call for Civility?

Rebel Pundit:

Communist Revolutionary Comes out of the Shadows to Protest in Chicago

>On March 10th, 2011 in Chicago, IL, Chicago Socialists.org and Immigrant Youth Justice League joined forces to stage a protest. In this video one of the protesters gives his views on America’s founding based on slavery and oppression, as well as the need to create a whole new world with a “real communist revolution“.

Gateway Pundit:

BARACK OBAMA: We Want Illegal Aliens to Succeed (Video)

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Jim Hoft:

SEIU Partners with Obama’s Conservation Youth Corps

William A. Jacobson:

Wisconsin County Chair: Unions don’t care “as long as they got theirs

RightToWork:

Wisconsin AFSCME Union Bosses Face Federal Charges for Illegally Seizing Forced Dues for Politics

William A. Jacobson:

Union Thug Protesters Destroy Recall Petitions

Tony Lee:

Sarah Palin’s Potentially Inclusive Message In India

IOTW:

He Caved In Like a Punk… Following The White Man

John Hayward:

The Syrian Bloodbath …. The dark mirror of the Obama Doctrine

Rebecca Millette:

Shades of Soylent Green: “Biotech co. using cell lines from aborted babies in food enhancement testing

LARGO, Florida, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pepsico, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé are among the corporations partnered with a biotech company found using aborted fetal cell lines to test food flavor enhancers, according to a pro-life watchdog group.

The internationally recognized biotech company, Senomyx, boasts innovation and success in “flavour programs” designed to reduce MSG, sugar and salt in food and beverage products. Senomyx notes their collaborators provide them research and development funding plus royalties on sales of products using their flavor ingredients.

Alveda King:

The Tide Is Turning

Standing4Palin:

The Palin Inter-State Strategy

Watts Up With That?:

Gallup’s public opinion on global warming? Dead last

FOX Nation:

AP Fact Check Destroys Obama’s Libya Speech

Smart Girl Politics:

The EPA is screwing with your food

See Also:

Adam Brown:

The 5 Most Ridiculously Over-Hyped Health Scares of All Time

Adrienne Ross:

Governor Palin and the Politics of Competition

Star Parker:

Why Liberals Hate Clarence Thomas and Sarah Palin

HillBuzz:

Douglas Murray….simply AWESOME

Rasmussen:

Only 16% think country would be better off if most incumbents in Congress were reelected

New Jersey Jewish News:

Christie defends Hamas Connected Muslim lawyer he nominated to Superior Court

Canada Free Press:

Do Republicans Understand?

Moonbattery:

Toronto Ignores Earth Hour

Bussiness Insider:

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America

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News Round-Up: Left Wing Violence-Blood Libel Edition

We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

~ Ronald Reagan

By Gary P Jackson

It’s been a wild and crazy week, and we haven’t been able to do our normal daily news round-up from around the world this week.

There has been so many important stories about left wing violence, the blood libel against Sarah Palin, and the STRONG Jewish defense of Sarah, from both liberal and Conservative Jews, death threats against her, and the hatred spewed from the left.

The left sought to capitalize on the tragedy for political gain from the second it happened, and turned the memorial in Arizona into a marketing opportunity for Obama and the DNC, complete with t-shirts, signs, and all.

With that said, here are the many stories, announcements and editorials from the past week we simply weren’t able to comment on.

We are taking pull-quotes from some articles, for others just a link. All stories are linked, please be sure to follow the links to read the full articles.

As always, your comments on any and all are welcomed.

Ilario Pantano:

A Prayer For Congresswoman Giffords

In the wake of this devastating tragedy, please say a prayer for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her family. And please remember that one of her most recent political acts was to read a section of the Constitution of the United States: the 1st Amendment protecting among other things, the freedom of speech. That right has never been as endangered as it is today.

Let’s not be so short sighted by our grief and overwhelmed by the profound loss that we lose sight of the very rights that Rep. Giffords took an oath to defend.

As Speaker John Boehner said, “An attack on one is an attack on all.” I commend Speaker Boehner for his decision to suspend Congress and the important debates ahead so we as a nation can focus our prayers and our hopes for Rep. Giffords, Judge John Roll, and all the families impacted by this tragedy.

Would you please take a moment to send a card to her offices in Arizona and DC? Her staffers must be traumatized not only by the attack on her, but also the senseless slaughter of one of her staff members, Gabe Zimmerman.

American Thinker:

The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

We could begin over a century ago, when William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz was inspired by anarchist Emma Goldman (today a darling of the academic feminists). Goldman’s lover, Alexander Berkman, attempted to assassinate Henry Clay Frick because Frick was a prominent capitalist.

But it wasn’t until the 1960s (when Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and Ho Chi Minh became idols of the American left) that the left really ramped up the violence.

Who can forget Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam? Or Eldridge “rape is an insurrectionary act” Cleaver and his Black Panthers?

What about the bombings perpetrated by the Weathermen? Former Weatherman bomber Bill Ayers is, of course, a close associate of President Barack Obama. Ayers managed to escape prosecution (and proclaimed himself “[g]uilty as hell, free as a bird“), but his wife Bernadine Dohrn served jail time for her part in the violence.

Black radicals seized Cornell University at gunpoint in 1969, the same year the SDS and the Weathermen staged the “Days of Rage” riots.

Race riots took place in Watts in 1965 and nationwide in 1968; leftists rioted at the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago in 1968.

John Kennedy was murdered by a communist, and Robert Kennedy was shot by a Palestinian — hardly men of the right.

The 1970s weren’t much calmer. The Army Math Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was bombed by leftist radicals in 1970.

Heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped and took part in a series of armed bank robberies by the left-wing Symbionese Liberation Army.

The SLA inspired Sarah Jane Moore to try to assassinate Gerald Ford — less than three weeks after Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, tried to kill Ford also.

And what about the shooting of FBI agents at Wounded Knee by the American Indian Movement in 1975?

Since we’re taking about violence against members of Congress, how can we possibly fail to mention the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan and the mass suicide of nine hundred people by the leftist/Marxist Jonestown cult in 1978?

Does anyone recall that President Clinton pardoned members of the Marxist-Leninist-inspired Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN?

Clinton also pardoned left-wing radical Susan Rosenberg, who was imprisoned for her role in the murder of two police officers and a security guard in a robbery in 1981. She was offered a teaching job at Hamilton College, but public outcry forced her to decline the position.

More recently, we’ve seen anarchist and communist riots against the WTO in Seattle in 1999, and violent anti-Bush and antiwar protests.

In 2007, leftist playwrights in New York created a stage performance about killing president Bush.

The politics of the contemporary left is absolutely intertwined with either tacit or overt support for violence. How dare the left-wing media attempt to pin the actions of a deranged individual in Tucson on the right! To do so is nothing less than a calumny, a slander, and a blatant hypocrisy.

Politicus USA:

Flashback: Keith Olbermann’s Violent Rhetoric Against Blue Dog Democrats Like Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

You were elected to serve the people, and if you fail to pass or support this legislation the full wrath of the progressive and the moderate movements in this country will come down on your head.

Pamela Geller:

A Conspiracy Against the Mind, Against Life, Against Man and
the Virtue of Sarah Palin

Today Sarah Palin responded to the vicious blood libel leveled against her by the army of destroyers. The ferocious, relentless attacks on Sarah Palin is a testament to her greatness, proof of how deathly afraid of her they are, like Dracula to the silver cross.

Victor Davis Hanson:

The Sick Art Of Turning Insanity Into Politics

Very few Americans are fans of both The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kamp, as the Tucson killer, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, apparently was. Fewer still post on the Internet fears about “brain washing,” “mind control,” and “conscience dreaming”; have a long record of public disruption and aberrant behavior; were expelled from community college; or were summarily rejected for military service.

No matter. Almost immediately following Loughner’s cowardly murdering of six and wounding of 14 including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, pundits and some public figures rushed to locate his rampage, together with his paranoid rantings about government control, within the larger landscape of right-wing politics — especially the rhetoric of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.

The three worst offenders were Paul Daly of the New York Daily News, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, and Andrew Sullivan.

Apparently, we are supposed to believe that Loughner’s unhinged rants about the “government” indict those who express reasonable reservations about the size of government as veritable accessories to mass murder. The three worst offenders were Paul Daly of the New York Daily News, who claimed just that in an essay with the raging headline “The blood of Congresswoman Giffords was on Sarah Palin’s hands”; the ubiquitous Paul Krugman, who connected Loughner to the supposedly Republican-created “climate of hate”; and Andrew Sullivan, who thought he saw yet another avenue through which to further his own blind antipathy toward Sarah Palin and “the Palin forces.” In their warped syllogism, the Tea Party unquestionably creates hatred; a congresswomen was shot out of hatred; ergo, the Tea Party and/or the Republican party all but pulled the trigger.

That the 22-year-old shooter more likely fit the profile of an unhinged killer like Ted Kaczynski or John Hinckley did not seem to register. In the wake of the Kennedy assassination, commentators pontificated about a right-wing “climate of hate” in Dallas, Texas, that supposedly explained why a crazed avowed Communist — pro-Soviet, Castroite 24-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald — shot President Kennedy. Suddenly, this week, we are back in a 1963 mood of blaming politics for deranged shootings.

Byron York:

CNN fanned the flames of hostility to Gov. Palin

[Wolf] Blitzer asked, ‘is there any evidence
that the suspected shooter . . .was a Sarah Palin fan?’

Aaron Klein:

Attacks on Tea Party, Gov. Palin are baseless.

All of Jared Laugher’s known political views are left-wing.

Jake Tapper and other ‘mainstream’ journalists know this but are not reporting it.

The blame being heaped on the Tea Party movement and Gov. Sarah Palin in this connection are completely baseless.

JewsForSarah:

The Secretary and the Sheriff

JewsForSarah:

Lefty mag – Shooter’s animus pre-dates Palin’s prominence

Newsmax:

Frankin Graham Outraged Sarah Palin Linked to Shooting

Sheya:

My Statement On Blood Libel

Ann Coulter:

Liberals Seek Ban On Metaphors In Wake Of Arizona Shooting

After the monstrous shooting in Arizona last week, surely we can all agree that we’ve got to pass Obama’s agenda immediately and stop using metaphors.

At least I think that’s what the mainstream media are trying to tell me.

Liberals instantly leapt on the sickening massacre at a Tucson political event over the weekend to accuse tea partiers, Sarah Palin and all conservatives who talk out loud of being complicit in murder by inspiring the shooter, Jared Loughner

Adrienne Ross:

Jews Stand With Governor Palin’s Use Of Blood Libel

BBC World News Service:

Dr. Gina Loudon Discusses Sarah Palin

Wall Street Journal:

Rabbi Shmuley – Sarah Palin has a right to use ‘blood libel

Despite the strong associations of the term, Sarah Palin has every right to use it.

Despite the strong association of the term with collective Jewish guilt and concomitant slaughter, Sarah Palin has every right to use it. The expression may be used whenever an amorphous mass is collectively accused of being murderers or accessories to murder.

The abominable element of the blood libel is not that it was used to accuse Jews, but that it was used to accuse innocent Jews—their innocence, rather than their Jewishness, being the operative point. Had the Jews been guilty of any of these heinous acts, the charge would not have been a libel.

Sheya:

Jews Don’t Own Exclusive Rights To ‘Blood Bible’ Neither Do They Want To

Michelle Malkin:

The Worst Sheriff In America

Richard Roeper:

Blame lunatic for Ariz. tragedy, not Palin or rhetoric

Hot Air:

Democrat-Communist Senator Bernie Sanders Raising Money Off Arizona Murders

Jonah Goldberg:

‘Blood Libel’ and Beyond

Lost in all of the squabbling about the use of the term “blood libel” is an under-appreciated fact. Palin’s statement yesterday was actually the most robust, unapologetic defense of vigorous democratic debate and the American system we’ve heard from any politician since Saturday, and that goes for President Obama’s speech as well. I don’t fault Obama by saying this. Obama was speaking at a memorial service (or at least that was his plan).

Palin did exactly what her detractors claimed she both must do and couldn’t do: give a grown up, mature statement. The timing was arguably ill-considered, given that it was bound to be overshadowed by the president’s remarks last night.

But such criticism is hard to take from people who demanded that she speak up and then denounced her for doing exactly that.

Likewise, the objections that she “injected herself into the story” are hard to take seriously from the same people who insisted she was the cause of the story in the first place. If she had waited a day and released her statement today, she would have been twice as vilified for re-opening the “wound” Obama the Healer had mended.

Still, the timing invited too many “who is more presidential” comparisons. I think the president was more presidential, in no small part because he is the president. Palin’s video statement was something else because she is not the president.

And the criticism that she should have turned the other cheek and not defended herself at all strikes me as beyond absurd. The woman was being accused of being a willfull co-conspirator in murder. It is just unfair and flatly dishonest to expect her not to address that.

Robert J. Avrech:

Gabrielle Gifford’s Synagogue and Liberal Blood Libels

Hot Air:

WaPo: Loughner Was A Registered Independent, Didn’t Vote This Year

Wall Street Journal:

Why the Left Lost It

The accusation that the tea parties were linked to the Tucson murders is the product of calculation and genuine belief.

Big Government:

Liberal Alan Dershowitz,Defends Sarah Palin’s Use Of The Term “Blood Libel

The term “blood libel” has taken on a broad metaphorical meaning in public discourse. Although its historical origins were in theologically based false accusations against the Jews and the Jewish People, its current usage is far broader.

I myself have used it to describe false accusations against the State of Israel by the Goldstone Report.

There is nothing improper and certainly nothing anti-Semitic in Sarah Palin using the term to characterize what she reasonably believes are false accusations that her words or images may have caused a mentally disturbed individual to kill and maim. The fact that two of the victims are Jewish is utterly irrelevant to the propriety of using this widely used term.

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Friday’s Picks

TGIF Baby!

Check back for updates!

UK Daily Mail:

New Data Collected From Sensors Left On Moon In 1971

Ahram:

Egypt Muslims To Act As “Human Shields” At Coptic Christmas Eve Mass

Although 2011 started tragically, I feel it will be a year of eagerly anticipated change, where Egyptians will stand against sectarianism and unite as one,” Father Rafaeil Sarwat of the Mar-Mina church told Ahram Online. The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation’s Coptic minority, but also to serve as “human shields” against possible attacks by Islamist militants.

Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy, founder of El-Sawy Culture Wheel was among the promiment Muslim cultural figures who first floated the bold initiative.

This is it. It is time to change and unite,” asserted journalist Ekram Youssef, another notable sponsor of the intiative, in a telephone interview with Ahram Online. She added that although it is the government’s responsibility to act and find solutions to bring an end to such violations, “it is time for Egyptian citizens to act to revive the true meaning of national unity.”

Proof Nancy Pelosi Is Insane:

Fox Nation:

Pelosi: Democrats Lost House Because of … Bush!

Evidently So Is The DCCC!

Ed Morrissey:

DCCC Chair: Our 2012 Agenda Will Be Making Nancy Pelosi Speaker Again

Sacramento Bee:

Top Economic Quotes By Lipsky, Palin, Forbes, Malpass, Meltzer, Ruff, ect..

-Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee: “The weak dollar – a direct result of the Fed’s decision to dump more dollars onto the market – is pushing oil (and other) prices upward. We want a stable dollar combined with real economic reform. It’s the only way we can get our economy back on the right track.”

CNBC:

BERNANKE: 5 YEARS UNTIL JOBS MARKET NORMALIZES

Political Ticker:

Voters Identifying Themselves As Democrats Lowest Since 2003

CBS Baltimore:

Incendiary Packages Sent To MD Gov. From Person Angry Over Electronic Road Signs

Philly Daily News:

Was John Wheeler Murdered, Or Did He Seek Shelter In That Dumpster?

CBS NY:

NY Health Department: 41% Of City Pregnancies Result In Abortion

Inside TV:

The Oprah’s OWN ratings decline sharply

Michelle Malkin:

The Other New Chicago Crony Chief Of Staff

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Thursday’s News Picks

Thundering Thursday!

Check back for updates.

Civil Beat:

Oops, Obama’s Hawaii Vacation Rental Was Illegal

Obama has a LOT of problems with Hawaiian documentation.

Who The Hell Dresses This Guy?

Yahoo News:

Obama’s Continued Reverse Midas Touch. White House Loses 25% Of It’s Value!

As syndicated columnist Lew Sichelman first noticed, the property value of the White House has lost nearly a quarter of its value over the last three years, according to the real estate site Zillow. In fact, in the last month alone, the White House’s estimated property worth has dropped nearly $5.5 million.

When President Obama and his family moved in, the fair market value was listed as $292 million. Now Zillow says the property is worth just $252 million — even with all the redecorating the Obamas have done since moving in.

Washington Times:

19 Dems Vote Against Pelosi…Worst Showing For Party Nominee Since 1923…

Politico:

CHAVEZ SUGGESTS SEAN PENN, BILL CLINTON AS U.S. AMBASSADORS TO CARACAS…

Michelle Malkin:

Chicago on the Potomac

Rush:

Liberals Say Conservatives Have a “Fetish” for the US Constitution

NBC Miami:

Insanity At The Airport: Man Arrested for Having ‘Suspicious’ Bagel on Plane

CBS Chicago:

Handcuffed Man Abandoned In Courthouse Conference Room For 18 Hours

My Fox NY:

Nanny State Run Wild: Town Bans Sidewalk Smoking, Threatens $1,000 Fines

GALLUP:

Broader Underemployment Worsened To 19% In December — Up Sharply From 17.2% At End Of Nov

Radar Online:

Jennifer Lopez Caught Up In IRS Investigation

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Top Picks For Wednesday

Hump day!

Check back during the day for updates.

…. MUST READ ….

Anita Moncrief:

The Sinister Soros-ACORN Connections You Aren’t Supposed to Notice

Fox News:

Murdered Filipino Politician Caught Gunman on Camera

Fox News:

Powerful Pakistani Governor Killed by Own Guard

Heritage Foundation:

Obama Regime’s Offshore Drilling Bans Already Cutting Domestic Supply

Hot Air:

Bad News: Cats Even More Manipulative Than We Thought!

Temple Daily Telegram:

Pass To 1907 Hanging Returns To Bell County

Fox News:

2-Month-Old Starves to Death at Philadelphia Homeless Shelter

Radio Equalizer:

Rosie O’Donnell Gets Schooled On The Horrors Of Socialized Medicine.

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Tuesday’s Top News Picks

By Gary P Jackson

What we found today:

CBS Sacramento:

Appeals Court Rules California Public Park Cross Unconstitutional

TV Newser:

ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” Gets Highest Ratings Ever …. With Jake Tapper As Host!

International Business News:

Winfrey Falls Behind Sarah Palin In Most Admired Women List

Barracuda Brigade 2012:

Soros: “America Must Accept Global Government

Watts Up With That:

The Met Office knew that Britain was facing an early and exceptionally cold winter but failed to warn the public, hampering preparations for some of the coldest weather on record.

Barracuda Brigade 2012:

Nancy Pelosi: “Repealing ObamaCare Is Violence Against America!

New York Daily News

NYC blizzard: Feds Open Criminal Probe Into Alleged City Worker Conspiracy During Storm Response

Our Favorite Photo Of The Day:

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Introducing A New Feature: Headlines!

By Gary P Jackson

We are proud to introduce something new for all of our readers!

One of the things that has personally frustrated me for some time is the amount of interesting, and often vital news and information I read daily, that I simply don’t have enough time to write about or comment on, even though I feel the need to to just exactly that.

After thinking about this for a bit, the easiest solution is to offer up a daily posting of articles from around the nation that we find interesting, essential, or entertaining.

Current plans are to do this Monday-Friday. With each day’s initial postings being updated throughout the day, as needed. Please note this is a work in progress, and we’ll most certainly tweak things a bit as me move forward.

We’ll be placing the logo above in the upper right-hand corner of our blog where you can simply click on it, and be taken to the most current postings.

We hope our readers find this of some benefit, and encourage any input on how to make it better. We also encourage discussion and debate of any of the headlines presented.

With this in mind, here is our first installment:

The Blaze:

Shocking audio. New Black Panther Leader Reveals Collusion At New York City Meeting With Iran’s Ahmadinejad To Build An Alliance And Secure Raw Materials To Overthrow The United States Government

Gateway Pundit:

The Obama Regime Cooked The Books! 2010 Deficit Was Actually $2.1 Trillion not $1.29 Trillion

Anchorage Daily News:

Green Technology Could Destroy Sea Critters, Tidal Generators Could Disrupt Their Ability To Navigate

The Blog Prof:

Fleeced: The Upper 1% Earned 19.6% Of Total Income Before Tax, And Paid 41% Of The Individual Federal Income Tax.

No other major country is so dependent on so few taxpayers

American Thinker:

Peggy Noonan Is Jealous Of Sarah Palin

Thomas Sowell:

Political End Runs

New York Sun:

Sarah Palin, Scoop Artist

U.S. News & World Report:

Like Sarah Palin, Early Feminists Were Pro-Life

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