This was from Glenn Beck’s American Revival in Orlando on Saturday March 27, 2010. This was probably the most amazing experience of the day (and it was all amazing!). An elderly woman needed a doctor in one of the upper levels – at first we all thought the hollering were protesters, but it becomes obvious that it is something else when people start screaming “doctor.” While the paramedics rush up there all 8,000 of us are just sort of sitting in silence, when Glenn starts to hum Amazing Grace … and the crowd starts humming and softly singing with him. It was a truly beautiful and moving experience.
For all those ignorant people out there that say what hateful, angry, & horrible people the Tea Party & 912ers are they obviously have never been to an event. I was with 8,000 of them yesterday, and as you can tell by the video they are good, loving, God-fearing AMERICANS!!!!
I am happy to report the poor elderly woman, we were told, is going to be okay. The power of prayer!!!
I apologize for the quality of the video. It was taken with my Blackberry cell video camera (not the highest quality), but I hope I have captured some of that amazing and wonderful experience.
As we continue with America’s most left-biased, working journalist list, we feature a woman that takes herself quite seriously and un-ironically as a non-opinion-styled journalist. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour really does think that no one can tell that she is a true-blue left-winger. Sadly, there is that all too human penchant of fooling oneself as much as one tries to fool others with this one. But that doesn’t stop her from making the claim.
In 2008, for instance, Amanpour said of herself:
I stay away from commentary and I stay away from ideology. All this stuff that we have seen marching into the space of fact-based news over the last several years, the highly opinionated, highly ideological [demagoguery] that exists and masquerades as journalism. I draw a line and I stay in the fact-based reality.
Nice story, that. Reality, though, seems to diverge a bit from Amanopour’s self-serving assessment. Let’s take Amanpour’s recent altercation with Marc Thiessen, for example. During a recent appearance on her show, the former Bush speech writer took Amanpour to task for saying that the waterboarding tortures perpetrated by Cambodia’s genocidal communist organization Khmer Rouge was exactly the same sort used by the Bush administration on terror suspects.
Here is how Amanpour characterized the waterboarding practices during her filmed visit to the Khmer Rouge torture camps:
I stared blankly at another of Vann Nath’s paintings. This time, a prisoner is submerged in a life-size box of water, handcuffed to the side so he cannot escape or raise his head to breathe, his interrogators arrayed him, demanding information. I asked Vann Nath whether he had heard this was once used on America’s terror suspects. He nodded his head, ‘It’s not right.
As Thiessen points out, this is a blatant untruth. The U.S. never used this sort of actual torture on terror suspects. The waterboarding used by U.S. authorities does not resemble the evil work of the Khmer Rouge in any way. But as far as this “unbiased” reporter is concerned, the U.S. is no different than the murderous Khmer Rouge. But Amanpour was quite happy to spread the disinformation about America’s efforts in the war against terror, anyway. It was in her special “un-biased” way, of course.
Amanpour is also yet another Old Media apologist for the Obammessiah. Last December when everyone was making fun of The One for being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize quite despite his complete lack of works to qualify for such an award, Amanpour rushed to the fore to criticize those attacking Obama over the award.
Amanpour was incensed that people were scoffing at Obama’s undeserved prize. “You know what? Can I just say, I think it’s overdone, this pushing back against his award,” the CNN host said:
He’s obviously done something very significant, and that is, after eight years in which the United States was really held in contempt around the world, the United States has now had a new relationship with the rest of the world. This is what the Nobel Committee has rewarded and has accepted. This is what the polls around the world are showing.
~Please check back tomorrow for journalist number seven, won’t you?
It’s care and compassion in Cordova. Walker County, AL residents are rallying around a 5 month-old boy named Colton Hutchison. He was born with congenital nephrotic syndrome.
“You get the news that your baby’s going to need a kidney transplant. It shut our world down for a while,” says Kristy Hutchison, Colton’s mother.
The disease causes Colton’s kidneys to malfunction
“So the stuff, the protein that’s supposed to help you thrive and grow, he’s just losing it all,” says Kristy.
Providing those nutrients and controlling Colton’s condition takes 10 medications, bi-weekly infusions at the hospital, formula additives, breathing machines and more. It adds up to a total out-of-pocket expense of $1,200 a week.
“Very, very difficult,” says Kristy.
Kristy found out her son’s condition when he was just 10 weeks old. He suddenly turned blue.
“When they did a urine sample that’s when they found the proteins. They said it was just off the charts,” says Kristy.
Since then, Kristy and her husband have lived day by day, keeping Colton healthy and keeping the faith.
“Prayer. God. My Bible. Talking to Him everyday,” says Kristy.
Answering one of her prayers is Officer Larry Kilgore with Cordova Police. The former boxer is hosting a MMA style fight Saturday night. All proceeds go to Colton’s family.
“Give the people something they want to see while raising money for a good cause,” says Kilgore.
“I think I’m doing for it for the same reasons everybody else is. I think if you were in that position you’d want somebody to help you and you never know it could be you. As a police officer we’re here to protect and serve,” says Kilgore.
“At first you feel so alone and you’re like, ‘oh my goodness’ we’re in this by ourselves. You really don’t think there are that many people out there that really care for you. It’s just been amazing what kind of support we’ve got,” says Kristy.
Also, you can donate directly to The Colton Hutchison Fund at any branch at Bank of Jasper.
~Due t my research this would be a no-brainer for conservative winners. The Black Caucus is far-left “Progressive”. A complete antithesis to what conservatives stand for. ~JP
If the African-American Republicans running for U.S. Congress find electoral success this November, the Congressional Black Caucus, long known for its progressive policy agenda, may suddenly become more politically diverse — but only if the newly minted elected officials decide to join. As of now, there are currently no Republicans in the CBC as there are no black Republicans in Congress. (~Hopefully The Tea Party Caucus will change this!)
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Allen West, candidate in Florida’s 22nd congressional district, said if the CBC would have him, he would likely join, despite the caucus’ liberal leaning.
“You’ve got to challenge them,” West said. “I think that someone needs to stand up and say something different.”
Others, such as Bill Hardiman, candidate in Michigan’s third congressional district, say black Republicans could look into creating their own caucus.
“If there are two of us, I think we can start something new,” Hardiman said. “I’ve seen the Congressional Black Caucus — they’re liberal and I’m not.”
Former Rep. JC Watts of Oklahoma, who served from 1995 to 2003, was the last black Republican in Congress. He chose not to join the CBC.
“Black America was never a monolithic looking, thinking or acting community,” said Tim Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation. “The Congressional Black Caucus, while I think the intent was genuine when it was created, truth be told, it has become very much a partisan organization.”
Ultimately, though, whatever the decision that future black Republicans make, Sailor said the experience of JC Watts shows that caucus membership is secondary to legislative accomplishment. Despite the fact that he wasn’t a member of the CBC, Watts worked with its members on several pieces of legislation, such as the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this edition of The Reality Report, Gary goes off on Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s end run around the Supreme Courts Second Amendment ruling. The headlines include what the new Chicago gun law really entails, a new bill that looks to put full body scanners in all domestic airports, how some Democratic Governors are worried about Obama’s immigration lawsuit and a new internet spy system that wants you to be the, “Perfect Citizen.” Clint Richardson, Co-Founder of We Are Change Utah, joins Gary to talk about the 2010 Axiom Conference. Also, Tom Woods author of, “Meltdown”, sits down with Gary to discuss his new book, “Nullification.” We also have exclusive footage from last week’s Illinois Gubernatorial Debate. As always, we’ll take a dip into the Mailbag and brand a new Enemy of the State.
~Keep on eye on http://www.dallasnews.com/ for an update, which probably will reveal this is yet another illegal immigration crime…By TANYA EISERER and JON NIELSEN / The Dallas Morning News
MINERAL WELLS, Texas
Salvador Briones Jr. (Credit: Mineral Wells Index)
Arturo Pacheco-Barrera, 23, was a suspect in the ransom kidnapping of Salvador Briones Jr., who was found dead late Friday in an abandoned building on U.S. Highway 281 in Mineral Wells. Authorities have not said how the boy died.
Since Friday, Pacheco-Barrera had been the subject of an exhaustive manhunt by state, federal and local authorities.
Pacheco-Barrera was spotted on foot Sunday afternoon several miles south of Mineral Wells, said City Manager Lance Howerton. Minerals Wells police officers were dispatched to look for him.
“A chase ensued on foot and the suspect was shot by one of the officers,” Howerton said. “It was believed that he was armed and he apparently was resisting and they thought he was going for a weapon.”
“We’re glad that he’s no longer to a threat to the community,” Howerton said. ”Of course, these are the kinds of incidents that you would not wish on anyone. We certainly wish it hadn’t happened.
According to a relative, Pacheco-Barrera was considered a family friend who did work on Briones’ house in the 700 block of S.W. Fourth Avenue.
About 6 a.m. Friday, the boy’s father checked on Salvador and his three sleeping siblings before leaving for work. After he got to work at a construction site, the 39-year-old father received a call from the kidnapper. According to relatives, the caller said that he had Salvador and demanded $15,000.
Briones could not be reached for comment, but a relative said the father received a couple of more calls in quick succession from the kidnapper.
“He thought it was a joke,” Perla Ramirez, the boy’s aunt.
Concerned, Briones called his wife who was still at home to check on their four children. When she went to the bedroom, she saw the back door open and the boy gone. The other three children, a 2-year-old, an 8-year-old and an infant, were OK.
Mineral Wells police said Pacheco-Barrera went to the Police Department for questioning. He led authorities to an abandoned building in the 3600 block of Highway 281 where they found the boy’s body.
Then while leading police to retrieve additional evidence at a second location in the 1800 block of S.E. 12th Street, Pacheco-Barrera ran from authorities. Mineral Wells police would not elaborate on how he escaped or what evidence was at the second location.
Barrera was contacted by officers and voluntarily came into police headquarters for questioning. During questioning, investigators were able to get Barrera to give them an address of an abandoned house were the boy might be found. The SWAT team found Salvador’s body at that house in the 3600 block of U.S. Highway 281.
Investigators say Barrera later escaped from custody while officers were out gathering evidence at another location. Mineral Wells Police Chief Mike McAllester refused to answer questions about how Barrera was able to escape or why they did not issue an Amber Alert.
-By Warner Todd Huston July 18, 2010 http://www.publiusforum.com
Originally posted at TheUnionLabelBlog.com
Last week the Washington Times had a story that should enrage every true American. The Democrat Congress is allowing Big Labor’s needs to come before the needs of our troops. The supplemental budget that Congress is considering is supposed to be about funding the troops and their efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Democrats are more interested in how many payoffs for Big Labor they can stuff into the thing then in funding the troops.
Like most supplementals, this bill began with a singular purpose: paying war expenses. It since has been larded with billions in wasteful projects and programs designed to attract the vote of the left-of-center members with no fondness for the military. Among the House-approved giveaways are a $10 billion bailout for big-spending local governments, loan guarantees worth $9 billion for purported renewable energy, $3 billion for black farmers and American Indians who sued the government and $1 billion for summertime “youth activities.”
Even worse is the language to nationalize our first responders, policemen, and firemen. (As we talked about HERE)
This outrageous action would force all police and firefighter’s work rules under federal control and prevent all local governments from being able to make their own local rules and regulations for their own police and fire departments. This bill would essentially cause all state and local governments to have to deal with Washington-based union regulations when setting budgets, hiring and firing, and writing work rules for first responders.
These new rules would wildly inflate state and local budgets and eliminate all local control. Voters would be unable to affect their own police and firefighters, local politicians would be looking to Washington to guide them, and union leaders would see their power and personal wealth skyrocket.
And all of this is being stuffed into the bill to fund our troops. Obviously Democrats care more about unions than they do our troops. Even terrorism seems to be less important to Democrats than the needs of union thugs. It is an outrage. ~Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. He is featured here at JUST Piper very frequently)