Protocol glitch: US says sorry to Chavan, Bhujbal Article: NDTV.com
There’s been a major protocol glitch on the eve of Barack Obama’s visit to Mumbai that has top Maharashtra politicians, including the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister taking a stand against attending the functions arranged for the US President. The reason for the outrage, a questionnaire sent to the political and bureaucratic big wigs by the US Consulate demanding identity details including date of birth and even blood type. But now, the US Consulate in Mumbai on Friday apologised for having asked invitees to submit personal details like PAN numbers after it drew angry reaction from senior Maharashtra ministers and officials and blamed “clerical error” for the queries. “I have visited Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal personally to apologise. It was a clerical error,” US Consul General Paul Folmsbee said. Read the rest HERE
You see, this is the kind of thing we are to expect of “high ranking” political elite. Yes, elected officials. Besides, that half-wit assclown OBAMA won’t even provide rock-solid proof that he is even eligible to hold office of President of the United States of America. Good grief.
Well kiss my freakin’ grits. So has BarryO been informed of this? Last I heard, he seemed to be under the impression that we aren’t at war with Islam. Islam is sure as shit at war with US, so uh, what’s the story? Ugh, this article.
Video urges Detroit area Muslims to attack
Article: Detroit Free Press
In a video released today, a senior al-Qaida leader calls for Muslims living in metro Detroit to commit jihadist attacks inside the U.S. — a call that was condemned by a local Muslim-American leader.
In a 48-minute recording posted on the Internet, Adam Gadahn — a native of California who is now al-Qaida’s American spokesman — called upon Muslims living in what he called “the miserable suburbs of Paris, London, Detroit” to attack Americans, citing as examples the Ft. Hood shooter in Texas and the man who tried to set off a bomb on a plane descending into Detroit Metro Airport on Christmas Day.
Metro Detroit, known for its Muslim population, was the only U.S. city mentioned by the al-Qaida leader. London and Paris also have significant Muslim communities in their metro areas.
This was the first time in memory that al-Qaida referenced metro Detroit’s Muslim population, say local leaders.
The video was publicized today by the Maryland-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorism. The video has been posted on YouTube.
Detroit FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold said: “We are aware of the matter and are currently looking to verify the authenticity.”
Speaking into a camera, Gadahn said he had a message “to my Muslim brothers residing in the states of the Zio-Crusader coalition … from the emigrant communities, like those which live on the margins of society in the miserable suburbs of Paris, London, Detroit.”
He also addressed Muslims “arriving in America or Europe to study in its universities or seek their daily bread in the streets of its cities.”
Gadahn tells Muslims living in metro Detroit and across the West:
“Know that jihad is your duty as well, and you have an opportunity to strike the leaders of unbelief and retaliate against them on their own soil. As long as there is no covenant between you and them, here you are in the battlefield just like heroes before you.” Gadahn claimed that Muslims are religiously justified in the attacks because of U.S. military opearations in the Muslim world, but Gadahn’s views have been slammed by other Muslims.
Gadahn then praises the actions of terrorists such as Mohammed Atta, one of the 9/11 hijackers; Nidal Hassan, the Ft. Hood shooter, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the native of Nigeria who tried to set off a bomb on a Michigan-bound airliner. Gadahn also calls upon Muslims not to harm other Muslims or their property when committing jihadist attacks.
Gadahn’s comments were attacked by Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“He obviously doesn’t know Muslims in Detroit,” Walid said today. “It appears to be a desperate plea by al-Qaida, which has virtually no support among Muslims in any Western countries.”
Gadahn “should turn himself in and renounce al-Qaida’s murderous ideology,” Walid said. “Up to 85% of al-Qaida’s casulties are Muslims. His whole discourse is irrational and insane. … Al-Qaida is an enemy to Islam itself.”
Tarek Baydoun, 26, of Dearborn also slammed Gadahn’s remarks.
“He’s either mentally ill or utterly evil,” Baydoun said. “He has nothing to do with any faith tradition. He’s disconnected from Muslim-American as can be.”
I’d like to say “Well, that’s unexpected” or “Sure wish I saw THAT coming”, but I’d be lying.
So, we all remember Martha Stewart’s whole “OMG I’M GOING TO JAIL” fiasco, right? If not, lemme refresh your memories.
Martha Stewart; Queen of DIY. Queen of cooking. Homemaker extraordinaire. The woman who everyone wishes was in their lives if for no other reason than her wicked cool abilities to make even the most BORING things in life relatively interesting.
In the early 2000s (2K4, I think), Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in PRISON and two years probation. She was also fined something to the tune of 30 GRAND. Her crime? Lying about some stocks she was involved in. I remember her being given the minimum sentence the Judge could possibly impose; but Martha had to pay the maximum fine. that’s kind of irrelevant, but keep with me. After she was released; Martha had to serve five months of home confinement. At least now she has some street cred.
Martha: I cheated no one
Source: CNN Money
Bacanovic was accused of ordering his assistant to tell Stewart that the CEO of ImClone Systems was selling all his company stock ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s rejection of the firm’s new cancer drug, causing the stock price to plunge.
Stewart sold nearly 4,000 shares, and later argued she and Bacanovic had an agreement that he would sell her shares once the price dipped below $60 a share.
“Why the hell are you rambling about Martha freakin’ Stewart, DangerB?”
Well, I’ll tell ya. I’m rambling about her to provide just another example of the double standards between American Citizens and our elected officials and their cronies.
Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks
Source: The Wall Street Journal
At least 72 aides on both sides of the aisle traded shares of companies that their bosses help oversee, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of more than 3,000 disclosure forms covering trading activity by Capitol Hill staffers for 2008 and 2009.
The Journal analysis showed that an aide to a Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee bought Bank of America Corp. stock before results of last year’s government stress tests eased investor concerns about the health of the banking industry. A top aide to the House Speaker profited by trading shares of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in a brokerage account with her husband two days before the government authorized emergency funding for the companies. Another aide to Republican lawmakers interested in energy issues, among other things, profited by trading in several renewable-energy firms.
Un-fucking-believable. Well… no. Nothing is really unbelievable these days.
I, personally, believe that it will be MUCH higher than Rasmussen predicts, but here you go —
Rasmussen Predicts GOP Gain of 55 in House
Article: Human Events
Nationally-recognized pollster Scott Rasmussen last night predicted that Republicans would gain 55 seats in races for the U.S. House of Representatives November 2—much more than the 39 needed for a Republican majority in the House for the first time since 2006.
But the man whose Rasmussen Reports polling is watched carefully by politicians and frequently quoted by the punditocracy said that whether Republicans gain the ten seats they need to take control of the Senate is in question.
“Republicans should have 48 seats [after the elections next month], Democrats 47, and five seats could slide either way,” said Rasmussen in his banquet address at the Western Conservative Political Action Conference. He was referring to seats in five states in which the Senate race this year he considers too close to call: California, Illinois, Washington, West Virginia, and Nevada (or “that mudwrestling contest,” as Rasmussen described the race between Republican Sharron Angle and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid).
This is the time of the election year that we cannot ignore. We can’t relax. It’s NOT in the bag (HA) and voter turnout is CRUCIAL.
Salvadoran national charged with child rape is allowed to post bond…now he’s gone
U.S. marshals are searching for Carlos Brizuela-Montano, 22, who wasarrested on June 18, 2009, in Montgomery County, Maryland and charged with second-degree rape and sexual abuse of a minor. Despite the serious charges, the Salvadoran national was simply allowed to pay $7,500 in bond, and quickly left the area.
In January 2010, Montgomery County police issued an arrest warrant for Brizuela-Montano and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is now actively looking for him.
…As a direct result of Maryland’s continued lax attitude toward illegal immigration, the state’s sanctuary cities, and lack of cooperation with federal authorities, violent crimes committed by illegal aliens have recently soared.
Maryland is also one of a handful of states which issues driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. Additionally, the Maryland State Board of Education have announced that they will not allow county school districts to count the number of illegal alien students registered in their respective districts.
The following is a short list of some of the violent crimes recently committed by illegal aliens in Montgomery County, MD:
-In July 2009, Edwin Umana, 21, was stabbed to death by seven Hispanic gang members.
-In November 2008, Tai Lam, 14 was shot to death on a crowded bus by 20-year-old MS-13 member and Takoma Park resident Hector Mauricio Hernandez. Unfortunately, this killing could have been avoided if Hernandez had been reported to federal authorities a month earlier, when the illegal alien was released after being caught carrying a concealed weapon.
-In October 2008, police arrested Honduran national Jose Juan Garcia-Perlera, 33, for the murder of Frances Havenstein, 63, after being linked to the crime with DNA evidence. He was also charged with several counts of robbery in a string of home invasions which targeted elderly homeowners. He always tied-up his victims, one of whom was 92-years-old.
At the time of his arrest, Garcia-Perlera was living in Hyattsville, MD and working for an electrical contractor. He had been in the country illegally for six years.
-In September 2008, while at a local mall, a Gaithersburg teenager was stabbed nearly 50 times by gang members Ricardo Mejia, 16, Oswaldo Michael Lainez, 16, Omar Diaz, 16, and Edgar Garcia, 15. Though he was stabbed in the heart, the teen survived the attack. All of the assailants were charged as adults with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two conspiracy charges.
In April 2009, Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger announced that criminal activity committed by illegal alien gangs MS-13 and the Latin Kings had increased significantly and accounted for the higher numbers of serious crimes such as rape, robbery, and murder.
According to the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office, there are 40 active gangs in Montgomery County with a total of about 1,150 members.
Chief of the FBI’s MS-13 National Gang Task Force, Aaron Escorza recently said that gangs “know what law enforcement is doing. Word of mouth spreads quickly.” Illegal alien gangs are now spreading the word that Maryland is part of the “wild wild East.”
You see, these filthy pieces of shit garbage people are here to do jobs that Americans don’t WANT to do. You know — raping babies, murder, tying up old people. And the amazing thing is that according to our government, these garbage people are just hiding out in the shadows! UNDETECTABLE you know.