Did I Say That?

In the “WHOOPS! Did I say that?” Department:

As reported a few days ago about Colin Powell’s comments about illegal Aliens. Well, he’s gone into full reverse  mode!

In the interview , Powell said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants in the U.S. because they “are doing things we need done in this country.”

He added: “They’re all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I’m sure you’ve seen them at your house. We’ve got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status.”

This morning, however, comes word from Powell’s office that he “misspoke.”

Political Speak for I told you the truth of what I believe, but now it’s been pointed out that it’s bad politically to say it, so I am backpedaling like a maniac and a liar.

At least he didn’t say “misquoted” or “taken out of context”. 🙂

“I don’t hire illegal immigrants,” Powell says in a statement today. “On Meet the Press yesterday, I referred to illegal immigrants working around my house. I was referring to the many service contractors who work in my neighborhood, using mostly immigrant workers, who do good work. Some may well be ‘illegal.’ There are 11 million illegal immigrants in this country and most are working somewhere in our economy.”

An order of Foot (Foot in Mouth)  with side order of Crow for the General 🙂

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Since the Media is now obsessed with politicians lives before their national prominence (cue Christine O’Donnell) here’s this ditty from The Washington Post  January 3,2007:

Long before the national media spotlight began to shine on every twist and turn of his life’s journey, Barack Obama had this to say about himself: “Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind.”

The Democratic senator from Illinois and likely presidential candidate offered the confession in a memoir written 11 years ago, not long after he graduated from law school and well before he contemplated life on the national stage. At the time, 20,000 copies were printed and the book seemed destined for the remainders stacks.

As a presidential candidate, Bill Clinton thought marijuana use could be enough of a liability in 1992 that he felt compelled to say he had not inhaled. And President Bush has managed to deflect endless gossip about his past by acknowledging that he had an “irresponsible” youth but offering no details.

Through his book, Obama has become the first potential presidential contender to admit trying cocaine.

Do you think the media will be obsessed with this, or with what a teenager said once 12 years ago??

Depends on the party affliation.

Liberal Democrat: No

Republican and/Or Tea Party: 24/7 obsession.

But don’t worry, it’s “fair” and “balanced”. 🙂

And that matters to the Liberals. 🙂

“Christine O’Donnell is clearly a criminal, and like any crook she should be prosecuted,” CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in a release. “(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington).
So Charlie Rangel, President Obama,Maxine Waters, Chris Dodd & Barney Frank, John Kerry,And other Democrats are next! 🙂
Too Bad the late Sen. Robert Byrd, Former Grand Wizard of the KKK isn’t still around. 🙂
Is that Hell Freezing over? Yes, I think it is… 🙂

The GOP’s chosen nominee for senator from Delaware is being asked to defend comments about the occult. Hey, it’s not as if she “dabbled” in the KKK or Marxism or seanced with a very dead Eleanor Roosevelt. Be careful whom you date in high school or what you dabble in to humor a boyfriend. Those skeletons in your closet may come back to haunt you, particularly if you become a conservative Tea Party candidate fighting to stop creeping socialism in America.

Last Friday, comedian Bill Maher, whose cable show “Real Time” is considered by liberals as a real news source (unlike, say, Fox News), dug up and showed an 11-year-old interview from 1999 in which O’Donnell, then 30 years old, said she “dabbled in witchcraft” because she “hung around people who were doing these things” in high school.

O’Donnell graduated from Moorestown (N.J.) High School in 1987, a dozen years before the Maher appearance. If political candidates are to be judged by what they did or hung with in high school, we are taking the vetting process to extremes.

Two days later, pundit Karl Rove, whose primary night critique of O’Donnell caused a stir, was on “Fox News Sunday” saying: “In Delaware, where there are a lot of churchgoing people, they’re going to want to know what this is all about.”

Perhaps, but they also want to know about her position on the repeal of ObamaCare and extending the Bush tax cuts.

Delaware voters, many of whom probably check their horoscope before they go to church, might indeed want to know what a Delaware teenager was up to back then. She might even have dabbled in marijuana without inhaling.

But we suspect they might also want to know about her opponent, Chris Coons, dabbling in Marxism in college, writing a paper about his transformation to a “bearded Marxist.”

“There’s been no witchcraft since. If there was, Karl Rove would be a supporter now,” O’Donnell jokingly told a GOP picnic in southern Delaware on Sunday. To be fair, two groups started by Rove, Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads, have contributed mightily to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Tea Party opponent, Sharron Angle. This makes Rove’s continued criticism curious.

Voters, we would think, would be more interested in Democrat Coons’ disastrous record as Newcastle County chief executive. During his tenure, spending increased 10% and he shifted the burden for his irresponsibility to taxpayers with property tax hikes of 5%, 17.5% and 25%. In 2008, Fitch Ratings downgraded the county’s “rating outlook” from stable to negative because the county’s cash balances were decreasing under Coons’ stewardship.

Republican voters have already decided that O’Donnell was a better choice to represent them than establishment Congressman and two-term former Delaware Gov. Mike Castle. If O’Donnell starts out behind in the polls, well, that’s why we have campaigns.

West Virginia voters tolerated Sen. Robert Byrd, who in his relative youth dabbled in racism and bigotry as a grand kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan. Byrd’s association wasn’t a high school fad. He joined the KKK in 1942, when he was 25; four years later, he was still talking about his hope for a KKK renaissance in West Virginia. And 18 years after that, he famously filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan,” President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Byrd. “What does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected.” At least he didn’t dabble in Wicca.

Hillary Clinton, during her time as first lady, participated in seance-type sessions that included strange moments of imaginary conversation with a deceased Eleanor Roosevelt from the solarium atop the White House, according to Grove City College professor Paul Kengor’s biography, “God and Hillary Clinton.”

Keep rocking the establishment, Christine. Continue to do that voodoo that you do so well. (IBD)

Leftist Richard Cohen on “Witchcraft” : The unseen effects of witchcraft are clearly the reason about one-fifth of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim. In fact, as time goes by, more and more people subscribe to this belief — a phenomenon so at odds with logic or rational thinking that the explanation has to lie in the darkest of arts — witchcraft and voodoo.

This fatuous infatuation with the Constitution, particularly the 10th amendment, is clearly the work of witches, wiccans and wackos. It has nothing to do with America’s real problems and, if taken too seriously, would cause an economic and political calamity.

O’Donnell is where the GOP has been heading for some time. The party’s leaders have steadfastly refused to take a stand against any idiocy, even suggesting they agree that Obama might not be a Christian. Their intellectuals have supported and advanced the know-nothingness of Sarah Palin. Nothing to them is beyond the pale. This party is not fit to govern. It would support the Joker but not Batman, who hangs too much with Robin.

So now it has a candidate in Delaware who truly is a career politician. She seems to have no means of support except campaign funds. She supposedly lives in her headquarters, although this is somewhat in dispute. Whatever the case, she has no job and no views worth a moment’s consideration. (She even appalls Karl Rove.)

She’s not likely to win, but the way things are going this year, she just might. People are angry. People are mad. The night is dark. Witch way out of here?

Isn’t the dripping condescension and the ad hominems just glorious arrogant?

And it’s perfectly liberal.

You aren’t smart enough to see the hypocrites on the left for what they are.

And if the people voted for her, she now has to stand on her own against thre liberal attack machine, or just go quietly.

We’ll see.

But one things for sure, The Ministry of Truth will be digging through her birth records and interviewing every person (including the waiter at restaurant when she 2 that she spit up on 🙂 ) she ever met in her entire life because they care about the facts and nothing but the facts, it’s not personal. 🙂

Sorry…Have to stop…. now…Hell… froze… over…

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

Going the Way of The Boob

After this story, I want you to think like Obama, Holder and the Liberals do about Muslim extremists.

That they are nothing more than civil criminals. To be tried in Civil Courts like they attempted to blow up a 7-Eleven or something.

They are reasonable people.

They can be negotiated with.

Let’s sit down and talk about it.

And profiling them is racist.

LONDON – Agents for Britain’s MI5 intelligence service have discovered that Muslim doctors trained at some of Britain’s leading teaching hospitals have returned to their own countries to fit surgical implants filled with explosives, according to a report fromJoseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Women suicide bombers recruited by al-Qaida are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery. The lethal explosives – usually PETN (pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate) – are inserted during the operation inside the plastic shapes. The breast is then sewn up.

Similar surgery has been performed on male suicide bombers. In their cases, the explosives are inserted in the appendix area or in a buttock. Both are parts of the body that diabetics use to inject themselves with their prescribed drugs.

Hours after he had failed, GCHQ – Britain’s worldwide eavesdropping “spy in the sky” agency – began to pick up “chatter” emanating from Pakistan and Yemen that alerted MI5 to the creation of the lethal implants.

A hand-picked team was appointed by Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, to investigate the threat. He described it as “one that can circumvent our defense.”

Top surgeons who work

in the National Health Service confirmed the feasibility of the explosive implants.

In a report to Evans, one said:

“Properly inserted the implant would be virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines. You would need to subject a suspect to a sophisticated X-ray. Given that the explosive would be inserted in a sealed plastic sachet, and would be a small amount, would make it all the more impossible to spot it with the usual body scanner.”

Explosive experts at Britain’s Porton Down biological and chemical warfare research center told MI5 that a sachet containing as little as five ounces of PETN when activated would blow “a considerable hole” in an airline’s skin which would guarantee it would crash. (WND)

PETN by the way is what the “panty” bomber had on him on Christmas Day bound for Detroit from Amsterdam.

But we can’t be racist and profile them.

And we can try them in the Civilian Courts like a jaywalker.

The Obama administration, on the other hand, seems to have bent over backward to prove to the world it is not the Bush administration and will, almost no matter what, ensure that everyone gets the benefit of American civil liberties.

But the paramount civil liberty is a sense of security and this, sad to say, has eroded under Barack Obama. (IBD)

Did anyone mention to Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s  Civilian lawyer that both President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder,  and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs that they all have pronounced that he will be “tried.found guilty. and executed” BEFORE the trial.

David Axelrod, the Chief of Staff and Swami Master  said KSM “is going to meet justice and he’s going to meet his maker.”

In Civilian courts that would be the charges thrown out by even the most drunk and stoned moron neophyte lawyer on the planet. Let alone what the Liberals will give him, just to be “fair”.

Can you say blind ideology?

How about stupid?

Moronic?

Idiotic?

Welcome to America 2010. The land that Ideology forgot to notice reality.

The Age (Australia):

FULL body scanners at airports are useless against the latest technique reportedly being considered by terrorists – surgically inserting explosives inside suicide bombers’ bodies – says one of Australia’s leading counter-terrorism experts.

Yet one of the best methods of detection – sniffer dogs – was barely being debated, said counter-terrorism expert Professor Clive Williams of the Australian National University.

Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 has uncovered evidence that al-Qaeda is planning to implant explosives in its operatives’ bodies, security sources have told British newspaper the Daily Mail.

Male bombers could have a plastic sachet of explosives (such as pentaerythritol tetranitrate, used in Semtex plastic explosives) inserted surgically near the appendix area or in the buttocks, the paper reported.

Similarly, female bombers could have the explosives implanted in the breast, just like an augmentation operation, the paper said, citing unnamed sources.

To set off the explosion, the bomber would inject a catalyst through the skin to the sachet, which could be done by posing as a diabetic, the paper said.

Full body scanners have been tested in major Australian airports and are due to be considered for introduction by the Federal Government.

But the machines would not detect bombs implanted in bodies or powdered explosives hidden in underwear, said Professor Williams, who is finalising a report on internal IEDs (improvised explosive devices) for American law enforcement authorities.

”Realistically, even the powdered explosives in the underwear is not going to be picked by body scanners,” he said.

Professor Williams said explosive-detector dogs were cheaper than machines and the most effective form of detection, ”yet they’re not being talked about very much, surprisingly”.

Perhaps sniffer dogs weren’t being considered for passenger screening duties because of ”an element of political correctness”, he suggested.

Some cultures have an aversion to dogs, he said. In Islam, human contact with dogs is considered unclean.

So still think profiling is racist?

And the ACLU and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) will be right there with their lawyers to destroy you if you do.

Isn’t that just peachy! 🙂

Don’t you feel safer with them around to protect you.

Aviation security consultant Douglas Laird said someone who is technologically inclined and has a college-level science background could outsmart the explosives-sniffing devices.”It’s not a panacea,” said Laird, a retired Secret Service agent. “It’s one more tool.”

Mark Prather, explosives detection business manager for ICx Technologies, commented on Laird’s assessment.

“While it is true that a knowledgeable and motivated terrorist can challenge even the best detection equipment, we believe that for any application, the public is best served by putting the most capable piece of equipment or technology in place to meet the security objective,” Prather said in a statement. “Accomplishing this within a layered security approach is the best answer to meet and defeat potential threats. For some threats, Fido PaxPoint clearly provides the greatest detection capability.”(NH Union Leader)

But first, the Politically Correct are going to have to remove their 60’s rose-colored glasses and wake up to reality.

How likely is that?

<<<BOOM>>>

More likely, but Ideology is a hard-wired thing to break.

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I guess this will be George W. Bush’s Fault too… 😦

So we go they way of the Boob-y??…

I leave the last word to a Liberal: Richard Cohen (IBD)

There is almost nothing the Obama administration does regarding terrorism that makes me feel safer.

Whether it is guaranteeing captured terrorists that they will not be waterboarded, or whether it is reciting terrorists their rights, or whether it is the legally meandering and confusing rule that some terrorists will be tried in military tribunals and some in civilian courts, what is missing is a firm recognition that what comes first is not the message sent to America’s critics but the message sent to Americans themselves.

When, oh when, will this administration wake up?