we have the Department of Justice playing political games. Again.
Official corruption in the state has become a huge political issue that threatens Mr. Corzine's bid for re-election to a second term in November. Polls show Mr. Christie, who convicted 130 public officials over his seven-year tenure, has been leading him by double digits for months.
Mr. Corzine's problem is how to defuse the corruption issue. Enter the Justice Department, which AP says has launched an investigation into Mr. Marra "over public comments that may have helped his ex-boss' campaign for governor," referring to Mr. Christie. The AP story is based on Justice Department officials "who spoke on condition of anonymity." The department itself refuses to comment on it one way or the other.
I think it was Joe Huffman I first read as referring to Jews as 'canaries in the coal mine'; looks like Europe is back at the 'high hazard' level:
The largest Swedish newspaper publishes an article accusing Israel of murdering Palestinians so it can sell their body parts. The largest Dutch newspaper publishes an article accusing Satan-worshipping Jews of creating swine flu and other diseases to murder large numbers of people. The newspaper of the British elite publishes an article by a well-known philosopher calling Israel a Nazi state.
How does the Swedish newspaper’s editor respond to complaints about this sort of thing? Jan Helin responds:
It’s deeply unpleasant and sad to see such a strong propaganda machine using centuries-old anti-Semitic images in an apparent attempt to get an obviously topical issue off the table.
Let's see, his paper publishes this bullcrap, and he defends it by this? He considers these garbage accusations 'topical issues'? And if they want to keep claiming 'freedom of speech' as a defense, they've got a problem:
And if you want a nice little illustration, here’s an appropriate one: Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who has now emerged as a supposed defender of free speech for standing by the blood libel in his country’s leading newspaper, was the same man who shut down the Internet servers and tried to repress anyone in Sweden daring to publish the Danish cartoons about Islam’s founder.
Yeah. He's for 'freedom of speech'. Sure.
Feel a need to be a little more pissed off at Scotland? Read this.
It seems that the ruckus over this issue is not going to die down very soon. And it's because it appears that not only were commercial considerations like oil leases and expanded trade with Libya part of the bargain, but perhaps even more prominently, a perverse sense of Scottish nationalism is playing out where thumbing their nose at America is being seen as a step up for the separatists or "nationalists" in Scotland.
In the name of "standing up" to American objections to releasing the terrorist, Scottish leaders believe they have scored political points with the people. By promoting the idea that Scottish justice is "superior" to that practiced by America, the nationalists are feeding a burning resentment of their own citizens who have been fed a steady diet of anti-American claptrap for years.
Tom Daschle: he didn't pay taxes, he wants to run your health care, and he's one of the Team Obama people. He's one of those 'very concerned' people who somehow get very rich while in/just out of the House or Senate.
Over the weekend, the New York Times detailed just how cozy Daschle has been with the White House and the health care industry over the past six months. Daschle has been raking in speech money — billed as the “architect” of Obamacare — and raking in consultant fees for health care clients who stand to benefit from “compromise” proposals Daschle has been lobbying for at the White House and on the Hill:
I'd have a real damn problem with the Secret Service wanting to take my phone because the First Lady didn't want her picture taken.
We already know Obama has no sense of shame; if he did, this piece of garbage would never have gone through:
The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.
This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but it's not likely many lawmakers thought this meant that day was going to be turned into a celebration of ethanol, carbon emission controls, and radical community organizing.
On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something "positive," "forward-leaning," and "productive," said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.
"They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day."
Over in Iran, Ahmadogcrap has picked a wanted terrorist as his defense minister:
Ahmad Vahidi, the man President Ahmadinejad has named to be Iranian defense minister is wanted in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Vahidi commanded a unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard known as the Quds Force at the time of the attack.
You can hear it now: "Hey, I want a defense minister who'll murder Jews, and this man is a GREAT choice!"
I wonder if President Obama will make a 'strong statement of disapproval'?
And, on the leftists having strokes over the Whole Foods guy daring to disagree with The Obama, take a look at this letter Malkin got. As someone said "They keep saying they want to hear all sides and hear alternatives; and when someone presents another side, they have fits and want to destroy them."