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On September 23, actor Morgan Freeman called the Tea Party “a racist thing” while appearing as a guest on Piers Morgan Tonight. He said the “stated policy” of the Tea Party “is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term,” and then equated such a policy with “We’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”

Of course Freeman’s only the latest in a long line of liberals to place the “racist” moniker on the Tea Party movement. And like the others before him, many of whom were mental heavyweights like Janeane Garofalo, Freeman’s criticism is unfounded.

Moreover, the foolishness of his statements became evident within a day of their broadcast, as the Tea Party and other outlying conservatives carried Republican Herman Cain to a smashing victory in the Florida straw poll on September 24. What this means is that Cain, a black man, was propelled to victory over three white men (Perry, Romney, and Gingrich) and a white woman (Bachmann) by the same conservatives that had allegedly been opposed to Obama because of the color of his skin 24 hours earlier.

The truth is that the same Tea Party that cheered and voted for Representative Tim Scott (R-SC), who also happens to be black, will cheer and vote for every candidate that stands against big government, high taxes, open borders, and abortion on demand, among other things.

On a deeper level, the message from Cain’s resounding victory in Florida is that conservatism is colorblind. This translates two ways: First, it means conservatives aren’t caught up in the idea of electing a president of color simply because of that color (regardless of what it is). Rather, they put substance over style. Secondly, it means that conservatives aren’t opposed to a given candidate because of the color of his or her skin (regardless of what color it is). Rather, they judge each candidate on the basis of his or her policy positions and political ideology.

Cain won in Florida because he has come across as the most conservative guy in the mix during the last two debates. Or to put it as Rush Limbaugh did: “You want to know why Herman Cain won the straw poll in Florida? [Because] you can’t find one example of Herman Cain, at any point in this campaign, not being a conservative.”

If we want to face the cold hard facts, it’s the left in America that’s consumed with race. They are the political ideologues dominated by racial categories and quotas like affirmative action, and by the furtherance of racially homogenous groups like the Congressional Black Caucus. (Read Roger L. Simon’s fabulous suggestion on what to do with the Congressional Black Caucus here.) They were also the political group that hailed Barack Obama as the “first black president.”

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Babes in Warland: Photographs of Africa’s child soldiers 

President Barack Obama has decided to waive almost all the legally mandated penalties for countries that use child soldiers and provide those countries U.S. military assistance, just like he did last year.

The White House is expected to soon announce its decision to issue a series of waivers for the Child Soldiers Protection Act, a 2008 law that is meant to stop the United States from giving military aid to countries that recruit soldiers under the age of 15 and use them to fight wars. The administration has laid out a range of justifications for waiving penalties on Yemen, South Sudan, Chad, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, all of which amount to a gutting of the law for the second year in a row.

Last year, the White House didn’t even tell Congress or the NGO community when it decided to do away with the Child Soldiers Prevention Act penalties. Most had to read about it first on The Cable. Aid workers, human rights activists, and even congressional offices were shocked that the administration had gutted the law without consulting them.

The White House argued at the time that because the law was new, the offending countries didn’t have time to comply. As part of their damage control effort, they put National Security Council Senior Director Samantha Power on a private conference call with NGO workers (that we eavesdropped on) to explain that these waivers would only be for one year — but that in the second year, the administration was going to enforce the law in full.

“Our judgment was to brand them, name them, shame them, and then try to leverage assistance in a fashion to make this work,” Power said at the time. “Our judgment is we’ll work from inside the tent.”

Apparently that plan was scuttled, because the administration has decided to waive almost all the penalties again, despite the fact that little progress has been made in any of the offender countries.

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The Daily Caller scored an interview with Rep. John Larson (CT), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus on Tuesday. And according to the article, Larson has nothing but good things to say about the Occupy Wall St. protests. In fact, he said everybody “ought to take heed” of the protesters, that they have the “right morals,” and that they’re movement is the beginning of an “American Fall.”

“They see the inequities that exist in this country,” Larson told DC reporter Vince Coglianese after addressing group of visiting activists and journalists from Egypt and Tunisia, “and the point is that even an advanced democracy like ours — the Constitution says, ‘We the people, in order to create a more perfect union.’ We’re not there. It’s something that continues to evolve.”

“We have to make sure that as Tunisia, as Egypt, as frankly the whole world starts to look at how free people think and feel, that [they] understand that it’s an evolving process,” he added. “It just doesn’t happen overnight.”

He then turned to praising the Wall St. protesters and Van Jones.

“When you talk about an ‘American Spring,’ look what’s happening with Van Jones, and look what’s happening with a lot of the movements amongst people — even the young people — turning out on Wall Street,” he said.

In response to criticism that the protesters might not have a unified message, he responded, “I don’t know if they have the right message, but they have the right morals.”

“They’re standing up and saying the things they feel deep inside that are working unjustly and unfairly against them,” he concluded, “and everybody ought to take heed, that it’s not only an ‘Arab Spring,’ but there is an ‘American Fall’ as well.”

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Throughout 2011, Palestinian Authority leaders have mocked and minimized the significance of US aid, and even dared the US to cut off its funding of the PA.

Now that the US has announced a freeze of $200 million dollars, PA leaders are criticizing the US, claiming the freeze is “blackmail.” Fatah added that the US and other countries owe the Palestinians financial aid on moral grounds, calling US aid to the PA an “obligation” and a “political and moral right” because the US “aided in the establishment of the State of Israel.”

Earlier this year, both PM Salam Fayyad and Chairman Mahmoud Abbas criticized the US for linking its financial support to the PA’s political cooperation. Fayyad called US requests “extortion” and Mahmoud Abbas said: “The US is assisting us in the amount of $460 million annually. This does not mean that they dictate to us whatever they want.” (See quotes and sources below.)[Continue reading]

News documents indicate that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder more than likely perjured himself in congressional testimony about Operation Fast and Furious earlier this year.

Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News and William LaJeunesse of Fox News have been the only mainstream media reporters diligently working on the most important scandal in White House history, and it is no surprise that they concurrently released information indicating that the attorney general, who claimed in direct testimony on May 3 of this year in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he first heard about Operation Fast and Furious “over the last few weeks,” had actually been briefed on the program in a memo by the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center almost a year earlier on July 5, 2010.

A copy of the heavily redacted weekly report posted by CBS News offers direct evidence that not only was the attorney general briefed on Operation Fast and Furious, but that he was briefed on it regularly and was well aware that the program was sending thousands of weapons into the hands of the Sinaloa cartel:

From July 12 through July 16, the National Drug Intelligence Center Document and Media Exploitation Team at the Phoenix Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCTDETF) Strike Force will support the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ Phoenix Field Division with its investigation of Manuel Celis-Acosta as part of OCDETF Operation Fast and Furious. This investigation, initiated in September 2009 in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Phoenix Police Department, involves a Phoenix-based firearms trafficking ring headed by Manual Celis-Acosta. Celis-Acosta and [redacted] straw purchasers are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to Mexican drug trafficking cartels. They also have direct ties to the Sinaloa Cartel which is suspected of providing $1 million for the purchase of firearms in the greater Phoenix area.

That excerpt stated what the task force would do in the near future, while the same language was used later in the report to show what the task force had done that week:

From July 6 through July 9, the National Drug Intelligence Center Document and Media Exploitation Team at the Phoenix Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCTDETF) Strike Force will support the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ Phoenix Field Division with its investigation of Manuel Celis-Acosta as part of OCDETF Operation Fast and Furious. This investigation, initiated in September 2009 in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Phoenix Police Department, involves a Phoenix-based firearms trafficking ring headed by Manual Celis-Acosta. Celis-Acosta and [redacted] straw purchasers are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to Mexican drug trafficking cartels. They also have direct ties to the Sinaloa Cartel which is suspected of providing $1 million for the purchase of firearms in the greater Phoenix area.

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What they don’t say is that a lawful CCW holder may not drink one drop of alcohol if they have their gun on them.

 

Over the weekend it became legal in Ohio for concealed carry permit holders to bring a gun into a bar or other business where alcohol is served.

Governor John Kasich signed the new law, Senate Bill 17, in June and it went into effect over the weekend. The law prohibits those carrying a concealed weapon from drinking alcohol, however.

Ohio Senate Bill 17 allows the owner of a private establishment to decide whether or not to permit firearms inside. Some business have already welcomed the new firearm regulation. Crazy Fox Saloon Owner Larry William said in response to the law’s passage ”I like it, I think you should have the right to carry a gun.”

But others proprietors have already posted signs banning firearms from the premises. One Ohioan bar owner told WBNS TV:

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Muslim death row inmate says the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners, according to a federal lawsuit that alleges a civil rights violation.

The state said Monday that it has already removed pork from its menus in response to the lawsuit brought by condemned inmate Abdul Awkal, who argues the prison system’s failure to provide halal meals is a restraint on his religious freedoms.

Awkal, joined by a second inmate not on death row, says the vegetarian and non-pork options offered by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction aren’t good enough. The inmates say food must be prepared in specific fashion, such as ensuring that an animal is butchered by slitting its throat and draining its blood, to conform to Islamic beliefs.

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Barack “The Uniter” Obama Marched With Black Panthers

From BigGovernment:

New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.

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