Sep 032011

~ Letting the public believe the oil spill stopped- LIARS!

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Army Corps Of Engineers Update TS Lee Situation

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~ Thanks to BlackieSM for image & heads up…

~ FULL Speech:

Future Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin gives the keynote speech at the Tea Party of America Rally in Indianola, Iowa to a huge crowd in essentially in the middle of nowhere. 1000’s upon 1000’s got rained on all morning, then just before Sarah Palin took the stage, the rain stopped. Must be Ronald Reagan looking down. Thanks To CSPAN!

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‘Run Sarah Run!’

Will Palin Heed the Call?

GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee keeps her plans under wraps at Iowa tea party rally

Indianola, Iowa—Sarah Palin offered no new clues about her 2012 intentions, but signaled the themes of a possible presidential campaign at a rain-soaked tea party rally south of Des Moines Saturday afternoon with an exuberant attack on “crony capitalism” and the “permanent political class” of both political parties.

Targeting her criticism toward Republicans as well as Democrats, Palin presented herself as the champion of ordinary Americans against “a collusion of big government and big business and big finance” that has saddled the nation with unaffordable federal debts and impeded recovery.

She directed her sharpest barbs at President Obama, but also fired a clear warning shot toward a 2012 GOP field that she has left open the possibility of joining.

Palin argued that the core of Obama’s agenda was using taxpayer dollars to reward his supporters. “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies, and stimulus projects for union bosses’… and green energy giveaways, he took care of his friends, and now they are on course to raise $1 billion for his reelection bid so they can do it all over again,” she charged.

Moments later, she told the crowd that they should question whether the 2012 Republican candidates now raising “millions” from donors can be trusted to do any better. “We need to ask them too, what if anything do their donors expect in return for their investments. We need to know this…because our country can’t afford more trillion dollar thank you notes to campaign backers,” she said.

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Former Alaska Gov, Sarah Palin waves to the crowd before speaking during the Tea Party of America’s ‘Restoring America’ event at the Indianola Balloon Festival.


And minutes before Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and parent of a child with Down syndrome, made her much-anticipated speech in Iowa, Los Angles-based comedian Eric Golub told a joke that compared liberal political ideology to “special needs children.”

After commending Palin on raising her son Trig while balancing other responsibilities, Golub made the analogy.

“For that reason alone, the left should worship Sarah Palin and adopt her as one of their own,” Golub said. “Because the leftist haters are an entire political ideology of special needs children.”

Golub continued by saying that liberals are needy and feel entitled.

“And unlike Trig, they aren’t very lovable,” Golub said. “All you hear from them is give me, give me, I need, I need, I want, I deserve, I’m entitled – no you don’t.”

Palin’s team could not be reached for comment.

~ Click image for Comedian tells ‘special needs’ joke at Palin event By: CNN’s Dan Merica

NOTE: I am posting this image of Sarah because she is SO fashion forward with her shoes! I LOVE EM! ~JP

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color me

h/t Weasel Zippers…

CLAYTON, MO (KMOX) – Taking heat from Muslim groups upset with a coloring book about the 9/11 Attacks, a publisher says he’s been in contact with local police and the FBI.

Wayne Bell, the Publisher of Really Big Coloring Books, Inc., says there’s been a negative backlash against the book “We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom.”

“These are people from Al-Jazeera that have called in here numerous times, people from Iranian TV, people from Palestinian Hamas TV,” Bell said, “A lot of people from the Islamic community have called in here and said increasingly negative things prior to the book being made and then after we made the book too, about the book itself.”

The book features images of Osama Bin Laden and Islamic terrorists. It also shows American citizens upset by the attacks, including a woman with a cross around her neck. But it shows no Muslim Americans mourning the attacks.

{Spare Me!} :

The Council on American Islamic Relations has criticized the book as one-sided, only portraying Muslims as either “extremists” or “terrorists. ”

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Latma reminds me of NewsBusted…It is a JUST MUST Watch:

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…What would he do to stimulate economy?

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Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The revelation comes just days after a huge shake-up of government officials who oversaw the failed anti-gun trafficking program and Congress renewed its demand for more answers.

Also late Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley’s office revealed that 31 more Fast and Furious guns have been found at 12 violent crime scenes in Mexico.

In an internal email the day after Terry’s murder, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emory Hurley and then-U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke decided not to disclose the connection, saying “this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case.”

Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said Thursday they are expanding their investigation into the scandal. In a strongly worded letter to Anne Scheel, the new U.S. attorney for Arizona, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested interviews, emails, memos and even hand-written notes from members of the U.S. attorney’s office that played key roles in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) program.

“The level of involvement of the United States Attorney’s Office … in the genesis and implementation of this case is striking,” wrote Issa and Grassley.

The two claim witnesses have told them that recently reassigned Hurley may have also prevented ATF agents from doing their jobs.

“Many ATF agents working on Operation Fast and Furious were under the impression that even some of the most basic law enforcement techniques typically used to interdict weapons required the explicit approval of your office, specifically that from Hurley,” the letter states.

Issa and Grassley said they want to speak with Hurley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey, along with Patrick Cunningham, chief of the office’s Criminal Division.

Not only do congressional investigators want to “make sense” of details of the operation that allowed more than 2,000 guns to “walk” and later turn up at crime scenes on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, but they want to known why Hurley — who knew almost immediately the guns found at Terry’s crime scene belonged to Fast and Furious — tried to “prevent the connection from being disclosed.”

Grassley also raised concerns about the latest data on Fast and Furious guns found at crime scenes in Mexico.

“The Justice Department has been less than forthcoming since day one, so the revisions here are hardly surprising, and the numbers will likely rise until the more than 1,000 guns that were allowed to fall into the hands of bad guys are recovered — most likely years down the road,” Grassley said in a statement released Thursday.

“What we’re still waiting for are the answers to the other questions the Attorney General failed to answer per our agreement. The cooperation of the Attorney General and his staff is needed if we’re ever going to get to the bottom of this disastrous policy and help the ATF and the department move forward.”


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Gulf Coast braces for 20 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Lee.

:: Tropical Storm Lee Closes In on New Orleans ::

Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts knocked out power to thousands in south Louisiana and Mississippi and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water lapped at several front doors along the main highway.

The sluggish storm stalled just before making landfall, and threatened to dump more than a foot of rain across the northern Gulf Coast and into the Southeast in coming days. No injuries were reported and there were only scattered reports of water entering low-lying homes and businesses.

The center of the slow-moving storm was about 45 southwest of Morgan City, La., Saturday afternoon, spinning intermittent bands of stormy weather, alternating with light rain and occasional sunshine. Its maximum sustained winds were 60 mph.

~ Click image for full coverage…

Beachgoers try to save their sailboat after the high wind flipped it over and broke the mast in Dauphin Island, Ala. –AP

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URGENT: Tornado warnings issued for New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana as the Gulf Coast braces for 20 inches of rain in some areas from Tropical Storm Lee.

NEW ORLEANS — Tornado warnings have been issued for New Orleans and its surrounding areas as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee began falling in southern Louisiana Saturday.

The storm’s center is trudging slowly toward land, where businesses were already beginning to suffer on what would normally be a bustling holiday weekend. The storm could bring as many as 20 inches of rain to some areas.

NOTE: I will be adding comments on this post as weather alerts warrant…

Tropical storm warning flags were flying from Mississippi to Texas and flash flood warnings extended along the Alabama coast into the Florida Panhandle. The storm’s slow forward movement means that its rain clouds should have more time to disgorge themselves on any cities in their path.

The storm was expected to make landfall on the central Louisiana coast late Saturday and turn east toward New Orleans, where it would provide the biggest test of rebuilt levees since Hurricane Gustav struck on Labor Day 2008.

Still, residents didn’t expect the tropical storm to live up to the legacy of some of the killer hurricanes that have hit the city.

“It’s a lot of rain. It’s nothing, nothing to Katrina,” said Malcolm James, 59, a federal investigator in New Orleans who lost his home after levees broke during Katrina in August 2005 and had to be airlifted by helicopter.

“This is mild,” he said. “Things could be worse.”

:: Set to Unleash 20 Inches of Rain ::

Read more @ FOX

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~ With many prayers it seems Lee is lessening it’s catastrophic potential