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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Holy Cow! Sen.Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Calls Louisiana Voters Racist Misogynists

One of the first rules that both politicians and Salespeople learn is never insult the people you are trying to convince---never! But Mary Landrieu (D-LA) never learned that lesson. Tonight she told Chuck Todd why she is in danger of losing her Senate Seat to Republican Bill Cassidy, Louisiana voters are racist misogynists:
I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu told NBC News in an interview. “It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.

There are no words to add to this fail.

NARAL Colorado Chief Karen Middleton Earns A Giant Condom For Anti-Cory Gardner Ad

In what may be the most absurdly false ad of the 2014 campaign season, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) branch in Colorado launched TV and radio ads warning voters if Cory Gardner becomes the next senator, he will ban birth control and there will be a massive condom shortage as a result.

NARAL Colorado, run by executive Director Karen Middleton is ignoring that Gardner's stance on birth control is the exact opposite of NARAL's claims. His position is that "the pill" should be available over-the-counter, as he wrote in this "Dallas Post" op-ed in June":
It's time we changed that and adopt modern policies that make sense instead of using women's medical issues as an election-year power play. One of the most rational ways for Washington to break this gridlock is to approve oral contraception for over-the-counter purchases by adults.

Since "the pill" was first approved 44 years ago, it's been one of the most proven and tested pharmaceuticals of our time. It is safe, reliable, effective, and presents very few risks or complications for the more than 10 million women who use it. When other drugs have that kind of track record, we approve them for purchase without a prescription; the Food and Drug Administration has already reclassified over 100 different treatments. Name-brand drugs like Advil, Pepcid, Claritin, Prilosec and many others were once sold by prescription only, but moved to over-the-counter sale (OTC) once they'd been proven safe and unlikely to be abused.

When treatments go over-the-counter, two things happen: they get dramatically cheaper and consumers save time and hassle by avoiding unnecessary doctors' appointments just to get the pharmaceuticals they already know they need.

Fewer unneeded doctors' appointments mean fewer missed workdays and child-care expenses, more productivity and more time with family. This is particularly true for rural families like mine where doctors are not always nearby.

A fifteen-second TV commercial produced by NARAL shows a man's hand searching the top of the table next to his bed looking for a package of condoms, but they are all empty. The voiceover is saying, "Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys, if Cory Gardner gets his way, you better stock up on condoms." The visual switches to a picture of Cory Gardner with the words, "Gardner: Ban Birth Control" "in block letters.

There is also a radio version which features a conversation between a man reporting to his significant other that his trip to purchase condoms was unsuccessful.

Woman: Did you try the corner market?
Man: Of course.
Woman: Grocery store?
Man: Sold out?
Woman: Drug store?
Man: Come on.
Woman: So everyone’s sold out of condoms? Hmm. How did this happen?
Man: Cory Gardner banned birth control. And now, it’s all on us guys. And you can’t find a condom anywhere. And the pill was just the start. Pell grants my little brother was counting on for college? Cory cut them. Climate change that everyone knows is weirding our weather, Cory flat-out denies it. Sweet Pea, Cory denies science.
Woman: Come on!
Man: This guy has no idea what’s going on in the real world.
So for producing a running a campaign which is so false, and so Idiotic, NARAL Colorado Chief Karen Middleton earns a giant condom from this fact-checker.  We suggest that she place it over her head..after all if she is going to direct her organization to act like dicks, she might as well look like one also.

Congrats Ms. Middleton your "prize" will look something like the below.

Abbas' Fatah Party Calls For Palestinian Fighters To Launch DAY OF RAGE Friday (To Protect Temple Mount From Jews)

Fatah the Palestinian organization run by the supposedly moderate Mahmoud Abbas Friday October 31st a “day of rage” and called on the Palestinian “fighters” to defend Al-Aqsa (what Muslims call the Temple Mount). Recently President Abbas has been calling for Palestinians to defend the Temple Mount "by any means" which possibly incited the shooting of Rabbi Yehuda Glick on Wednesday.

The following announcement by Fatah was reported by the official PA news agency on Thursday October 30th (H/T Palwatch):
Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem.

In an announcement that was published by the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission today, the movement called to set tomorrow as a day of rage throughout the homeland and in countries which are home to refugees, to express the Palestinian people’s opposition to any attack on the holy places and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque... And to consider desecration of Al-Aqsa as a declaration of a religious war against the Palestinian people and the Arab Islamic nations.

Last week the official Palestinian Authority TV channel aired at least nineteen times video of "moderate" President Mahmoud Abbas calling for Palestinians to prevent "in any way" Jews from going to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. On Wednesday evening a Palestinian terrorist shot American-born Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who was fighting for Jews to have the right to pray on the Temple Mount (presently only Muslims are allowed to pray atop mount Moriah).

Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin was with the Rabbi when he was shot. He wrote an account of the shooting on his Facebook page:
Here is what happened earlier: The Temple Mount movement held a conference tonight at the Begin Center in Jerusalem. I had spoken and left the Begin Center about half an hour before Yehudah was shot. At the end of the event, Yehudah, accompanied by Manhigut Yehudit General Director Shai Malka, walked outside to his car. There was a motorcyclist with his helmet on standing there. He turned to Yehuda in a thick Arabic accent and said, "Yehuda, I am angry at you," and then shot him three times point blank.
Rabbi Glick's attacker, Moataz Hejazi was shot and killed in a gunfight with Israeli police on Thursday morning. Hejazi had served time in jail in Israel and was released in 2012, he was a member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group.

Glick remains in serious but stable condition.

Israeli police said closed the Temple Mount to everybody on Thursday "to prevent disturbances" in wake of the shooting of Rabbi Glick. Palestinian President Abbas' spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told the press that “closing the Al Aqsa Mosque by Israel is a declaration of war by Israel against the Palestinian people and its holy places. This is also a declaration of war against the Arab and Muslim nations.”

Rabbi Yehuda Glick

As a concession to "keep the peace" non-Muslims are prohibited from praying atop the Temple Mount, even dipping one's head and appearing as if prayer is intended will cause Israeli police to escort someone of Judaism's holiest site. Because he campaigns to allow others to pray at the site (and because he is a easily recognizable-tall and red headed) Rabbi Glick has become a target of the Abbas incited violence.

Interestingly very few of the international media stories about the shooting mentioned that Glick was a Rabbi, but at the same time many of them including the NY Times,Economist, and France 24 called him a right-wing activist. Strangely if it was a cleric of any other faith being stopped from praying at his religion's holiest site those three media outlets and their countries (U.S., Britain, and France) would be fighting to help that cleric get the right to pray as a liberal cause. Apparently to the governments of those three nations freedom of religion does not apply to Jews.

Also noteworthy is that none of those media sources (or according to a Google search) nor any others mentioned the incitement by 'moderate' Palestinians such as President Mahmoud Abbas in the video above as an incitement for the shooting.

It Was Obama Who Called Netanyahu 'Chickenshit'

During Wednesday's White House press briefing Fox New's Ed Henry made a noble attempt to find out why the Obama Administration wasn't trying to discover which secret "senior official" was behind the now-famous leak to Jeffrey Goldberg calling Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu "chickenshit."
My question going back to the Israel story is, why then are you kind of sloughing off this idea that you kind don’t care who leaked that story that insulted of the prime minister of Israel? You have gone after reporters again and again in this administration to find out who leaked information to them. And then when it comes to insulting the prime minister, you don’t seem to care who leaked it.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest danced around the question.

Mr. Henry should know the answer.  The reason the Administration isn't looking for the leaker is they know exactly where it came from, President Obama. It may not have passed from the President's mouth to Goldberg's ears but Barack Obama was the puppeteer whose strings controlled the mouth that spoke to Goldberg.

Make no mistake, the Goldberg story was meant as a message to Netanyahu. The White House may have walked it back a tad, but only because the message wasn't meant for the U.S. public or the mainstream media----it was meant for Israel.

You see, Barack Obama does not like Benjamin Netanyahu and it's personal. Our thin-skinned President doesn't like anyone who disagrees with him. Bibi not only disagreed with him but he proved Obama wrong from the very beginning.

Obama doesn't understand why Administration pressure isn't working for him as it had with other Presidents. When Yitzhak Shamir fought with George H.W Bush his government fell and he was voted out of office. The same thing happened during Bibi's first term as Premier.  When he didn't give Bill Clinton the concessions he wanted Netanyahu's coalition failed and he was booted from office.  Obama is angry that he couldn't to the same with this Netanyahu government.

But Obama doesn't understand what happened to Israel since US Presidents helped to force those PMs out of office. Those government changes brought the failed Oslo peace efforts which brought the second intifada, the withdrawal from Lebanon that brought the war with Hezbollah, and eventually under Sharon years later the withdrawal from Gaza which brought three wars with Hamas. 

Obama misjudged Israelis from day one. What the President and his advisers perceived as a minor concession, a settlement freeze, was not perceived by Israel as a minor concession. This was a major error by the administration.

As part of his early settlement demand Obama informed the Israeli government that written assurances given to it by the Bush Administration about U.S. policy, given in response to prior Israeli concessions, were no longer in effect. One of those assurances was that Israel could expand existing settlements in Judea and Samaria and could build new ones in Jerusalem. The settlement demand was a lesson from Obama that assurances from American governments have a very short expiration date. Their insistence for a freeze and the constant public berating of the Jewish State has turned the Israeli population against Obama at the beginning of his administration, especially the Israeli "left" who a U.S. President would look to for support.

Then came the Obama Cairo speech in 2009. There Obama spoke of the Holocaust as a reason for the Jewish State, echoing the anti-Israel narrative that Jews had no historic right to the land, but were only given a state because of European guilt. He repeated that claim when he visited Buchenwald on his way back home from Cairo, "The aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted," he said, "in a tragic history" that culminated in the Shoah."

It also didn't go unnoticed that Obama went from Cairo to Germany and purposely avoided Israel.

There were other early actions that alienated the Israeli public,  during his first week of office  he sat down with Al-Arabiya Arab TV, Ignored Palestinian Terror and indicated that the Israeli government had no desire for peace. During the second month of his first term his Secretary of State  Hilary Clinton demanded that Israel open border crossings to terrorists.

Each one of the above early actions generated more support for Netanyahu and mistrust for Obama from the Israeli public. Each one of those early actions convinced the Israeli public that their country should stand up to the American President and each time Israel stood up to Obama, the POTUS got angrier that his will wasn't being obeyed and angrier Israeli voters weren't abandoning their Prime Minister.

This cycle, Obama throwing Israel and Netanyahu under the bus generating more Israeli support for Bibi instead of damaging his coalition continues through today just look at Israel's objections Obama's negotiations with Iran, and his criticism of Operation Protective Edge where Israel and Egypt blocked the U.S. from leading the ceasefire negotiations.

In his Atlantic article Jeff Goldberg wrote that Netanyahu has “written off” the Obama Administration. He is only partly correct.  The majority of Israeli citizens have “written off” the Obama Administration, and with good reason.

On the third day of his administration, Obama met with congressional leaders to discuss the proposed stimulus plan. When Eric Cantor raised objections to some of the items the President said, "I won. So I think on that one, I trump you." It was a warning to the GOP that he did not want to negotiate he expected to be obeyed.  And because they didn't obey, ever since he's been orating against them to the American people and the world

The same thing happened with Israel. At the beginning of his administration Obama actions were a signal that he must be obeyed. But the Prime Minister wouldn't kneel down to his demands and the Israeli people wouldn't oust the Premier. This thin-skinned President does not react well to being disobeyed.  That more than anything caused the anger driving Obama to "call" Netanyahu "chickenshit."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Listen Tonight 10/29 The Humpday News Report @10PM EDT-W/Guest Kerry Picket of Breitbart News

Our guest tonight will be Breitbart News’ investigative reporter Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket is a Washington D.C. based Capitol Hill reporter.

Currently an investigative reporter at, Picket previously reported for The Washington Times Opinion Page.

Before that, she produced news content for Robin Quivers of “The Howard Stern Show” on Sirius satellite radio, wrote entertainment news for MTV Radio and worked as a production assistant at
Picket has regularly appeared as a guest commentator in dozens of cable television news programs including: Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and the Christian Broadcast Network.

Additionally, she can be heard regularly on Sirius XM’s Patriot Channel’s David Webb’s Show and on The Sean Hannity Radio Show.

Picket has been interviewing political news makers and has followed campaigns and elections in the field for almost 15 years

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