via Hot Air
via Hot Air
via Hot Air
Holder “isn’t sure” how often he’s approved the seizure of media records.
As his Justice Department faces bipartisan outrage for searching phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder says he is not sure how many times such information has been seized by government investigators in the four years he’s led Justice.
After reading the ABC report on the Benghazi emails I thought to myself, “self….these 12 aren’t all there were. There were at least 5 others before these.” Let the count begin.
Assuming they are the ones who leaked to CNN an email written by Ben Rhoades (a Deputy National Security Advisor close to the President), the White House might have been too clever by half Tuesday. An act that was obviously meant to pour water on the Benghazi fire started by an ABC News report, has only ended up being gasoline. Now both CNN and ABC have joined conservative media in calling for the White House to release all the emails surrounding the editing of the CIA talking points.
Wait…as I was closing up the computer, I found 2 more I had saved.
As Washington Examiner columnist Byron York notes, the obsession with the smoking gun stems from “the Washington mind-set that the cover-up is always worse than the crime.”
This cliché isn’t an iron law of the universe. The media like it, I think, because the coverup invariably involves them. When the story is about how the media have been misled, the media can always be counted on to perk up, as we saw last Friday when White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was eaten alive on C-SPAN.
But the true core of this story has nothing to do with media vanity or talking points — or a political circus. The real issue is that for reasons yet to be determined — politics? ideology? incompetence? all three? — the administration was unprepared for an attack on Sept. 11, of all dates.
When the attack came, it essentially did nothing as our own people were begging for help — other than to tell those begging to help that they must “stand down.”
This is why I don’t think Benghazi will ever be “the” scandal of the presidency. The CIA is involved in this story. Something was going on there that needs to be kept hidden for whatever reason. Unless you get reporters REALLY digging, the truth will not be known.
2 – Justified! Well, my salt intake is justified anyway.
Join us on Monday, May 13th, when we will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Flatirons chapter with a showing of “FrackNation” – a documentary that follows journalist Phelim McAleer as he seeks out the science behind, and truth about, fracking. After the movie there will be short Q&A with Americans for Prosperity, followed by the opportunity to network with other local liberty supporters. Come for the event, stay for the food and networking – you’re guaranteed a great evening no matter what!
Hope to see you there at Miller’s Bar and Grille in Lafayette
UPDATE: The movie was fun, the company was great and hopefully the fundraiser helped out the group.
The fracking people need a hook, a reason for people to be pro-fracking. Good luck with that.
Here’s the anti side: They poison us, they are ugly, they ream the earth and run off with the ugly profits and they want to drill right next door to you.
Here’s the pro side: Those anti people have no scientific evidence of any of that (except maybe the profits).
They’re not going to win with that argument.
Frackers should be engaging the world on how they have lowered emissions, and allowed drilling to occur in smaller areas than before. They should go on and on about no more need for Middle East involvement and how bad for the environment is importation of energy. They need a bunch of these guys talking about poor people and how fracking has helped to boost them. Instead they are suing the city of Longmont. [and good for them, they should]
Since really that’s the only way they will win, that’s what they need to do. I’ll support them, but to get me to care enough to leave my home and get involved in loud protests they’ll need a bigger hook. Maybe the old…..”First they came for the frackers and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a fracker…” line.
Since I missed it the first time…..
Atlas Shrugged II is at 5:30 pm today at the Plaza Convetion Center Theater 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd in Longmont.
Enjoy a cash bar and order a boxed meal for the show ($10). Admission is free and snacks are sponsored by the
Boulder County Republicans Longmont Republican Women.
Register at regtix.com
UPDATE: Ok that was fun! I liked the change in the Dagney character. Actually I liked all the changes in the characters including Eddie Willers and James Taggart. This group seemed to be better actors in general and frankly any movie with Esai Morales in it is A ok by me!
I liked the modernizations and the purposeful (purposeful, or serendipitous?) references to what has been going on now.
I do think the movie would be hard to watch without having read the book, but people probably think that about Game of Thrones, but I like that as is.
Here is a Friday Funny via XKCD
Liberals love to talk about the “root causes” of crime and social dysfunction, except when the root cause is liberalism, in which case it’s, “Oh, look! A scary-looking squirrel gun!”
The Unseen Bean is GREAT coffee and it made it to the Huffington Post.
I tried to add this comment, but there was too much “logging in” for me to deal with this late. Anyway – still true.
Congratulations to Jerry!
True story: I was in Buena Vista looking for a cup of coffee. Went into a pie shop and the owner refused to sell me coffee, BUT, he would give me a cup. His delivery of the Unseen Bean coffee had been delayed (this was years ago) and he refused to “sell” any other because it couldn’t compare. It just wouldn’t have been fair to charge me.
Scientists are finding ways to get rid of ear worms!! Thank God.
I hate them. I have been visiting my niece and nephew who were in a School House Rocks play and practiced their songs day/night. And even more often and after the play was over once they realized ol Aunt Terri gets these horrid ear worms.
Note to self: add anagrams and Sudokus to my purse.
Researchers claim the best way to stopping the phenomenon, sometimes known as earworms – where snippets of a catchy song inexplicably play like a broken record in your brain – is to solve some tricky anagrams.
This can force the intrusive music out of your working memory, they say, allowing it to be replaced with other more amenable thoughts.
But they also warn not to try anything too difficult as those irritating melodies may wiggle their way back into your consciousness.
Dog gifs. Enjoy!
So far this group has had some great speakers. I understand Mr. Natelson will be a treat too. Come, and join us!
Join us on Monday, January 14th, where your special guest speaker will be Mr. Rob Natelson from the Independence Institute, who will be discussing Article V of the Constitution, the article that allows a convention to amend the Constitution. After Mr. Natelson’s presentation there will be short Q&A, followed by the opportunity to network with other local liberty supporters. Come for the event, stay for the food and networking – you’re guaranteed a great evening no matter what!
This event is open to the public, bring your friends!
Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons is a group of individuals who gather to discuss political and economic topics in an effort to continue the ever-growing movement to promote freedom and individual liberty.
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Hale-bopp was one of the coolest things ever to have hanging around our skies for so long.
Now we have a new one to look forward to next winter!
Excitement continues to rise among both professional and amateur astronomers about Comet ISON, which on Nov. 28 of this year might become one of the brightest comets ever seen, outshining such recent dazzlers as Comet Hale-Bopp (1997) and Comet McNaught (2007).
Fortunately, Comet ISON was discovered 14 months before this perihelion passage — its closest point to the sun — while still distant and faint, thus giving observers time to plan. Another major advantage is that this fine object will be favorably placed for viewing, first in the morning sky before perihelion passage on Nov. 28, and then both in the morning and evening sky afterward.