Susan Rice Stars as Pajamaboy on “60 Minutes”

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NSA Spying: The diplomat who blamed four American deaths in Benghazi on a video claims the denials by the director of national intelligence of blanket surveillance of Americans were inadvertent false representations.

It might have been slightly more credible had Pajama Boy appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday instead of Susan Rice. The current national security adviser and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations participated in a puff piece that might have been an episode of, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?”

For viewers, it was deja vu all over again.

Rice went on five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, 2012, five days after an al-Qaida-linked terrorist attack killed four Americans — including the first U.S. ambassador to die on duty in three decades — to parrot the administration lie that it was a spontaneous demonstration provoked by a video. This time, she claimed she had no time to revisit a “false controversy” about talking points, or, as President Obama has described Benghazi, just one of many “phony scandals.”

Rice did have time, though, to repeat the line that she subbed for Secretary Hillary Clinton that Sunday because Clinton “had just gone through an incredibly painful and stressful week” and “had to reach out to the families, had to greet the bodies upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base.”

Part of that stressful week in September 2012 included Clinton repeating the video lie to Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, one of the four killed in Benghazi, in front of his son’s casket.

“Her countenance was not good, and she made this statement to me . .. she said we will make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted,” he told radio host Glenn Beck.

On a more recent controversy, the National Security Agency’s blanket surveillance program, which U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently said was in violation of the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure, Rice defended Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and his defense of the program.

Seven GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday called for a perjury investigation of Clapper for his false testimony to Congress in March about the NSA. Clapper was asked by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, if the NSA collected “any type of data at all on millions of Americans.” Clapper responded with a “No, sir.”

“There are cases,” Clapper added, “where they could inadvertently perhaps collect (intelligence on Americans), but not wittingly.”

When that was exposed as a lie, Clapper denied lying, telling NBC news afterward:

“I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful, manner by saying ‘no.'”

Asked about this by CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” Rice said this and other statements about the NSA program were merely “inadvertently made false representations.”

Still, Rice insisted, NSA surveillance has been worth the shredding of the Constitution. She also argued “the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished.” She apparently forgot the Boston marathon bombing.

In that case, the NSA’s blanket surveillance did not detect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s reported interest in building the pressure-cooker bombs that would be used to devastating effect. Nor did it catch his visit to the al-Qaida online magazine Inspire for its “Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom” recipe.

Neither did the massive databases uncover the online communications that Tsarnaev had with a known Muslim extremist in Dagestan.

This is the most opaque administration in history, and trotting out Rice to whitewash hers and other people’s lies doesn’t help, even if her statements might have been the least untruthful she’s capable of making. As Clinton et al might put it, what difference does it make now anyway?

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Doug Ross @ Journal

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QOTD: ““I pray to God that I’ll be able to still see these doctors, because they saved my life,” said Jim Hoft, founder and publisher of thegatewaypundit.com.

Just three months after being treated for a life-threatening disease, Hoft learned that his health coverage is being canceled. He told CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” on Thursday that it’s because the Affordable Care Act has prompted insurance carriers to leave the marketplace in Missouri, where he lives.

“Ezekiel Emanuel told us this—that all these companies were going to get out of the market and it was going to be taken over by the government. That’s what I’m finding out,” he said.

“The company I had, that actually paid over seven figures for the surgeries I had here in St. Louis, they’re pulling out of this market,” Hoft said. “So now I have to find a different company, and it looks like I only have two options.”” —Kudlow Report

Doug Ross @ Journal

SPOILER ALERT: Why I kept cracking up during the last 30 minutes of the movie “World War Z”

Dude, once Brad Pitt discovered that there was an “antidote” that made humans invisible to the zombie hordes, I kept imagining an ad like this:

Seriously: is Brad Pitt really having this much trouble getting roles?

Maybe Scientology can help. Just sayin’.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Be A Victim: When Your Kid Is Being Attacked, Teachers Are Just Minutes Away

I am a Victim

Should your child go to school and make a gesture with his hands resembling a gun, under zero-tolerance policies you can be 100% assured that  he or she will be promptly suspended or expelled.

However, if a student bully or random attacker should throw a desk at your child’s head, leaving a hole in his skull, that sense of urgency turns to apathy and indifference.

A mother is outraged after she says no one called 911 when her teenage son suffered a skull fracture at the hands of another student. The alleged incident happened on campus during school hours.

Victoria Canales says what happened to her son at Beechnut Academy is unacceptable.

“They should have called 911 when my child had a big hole in his head instead of waiting for me to go pick him up,” she said.

The seventh-grader did not want to be shown on camera. His skull was fractured on Friday when a classmate hurled a desk at his head. He says it was the fifth attack he endured at the hands of school bullies.

“I was pretty freaked out and scared,” her son said. “It’s violent, it’s a violent school.”

Canales said she’d repeatedly contacted the school, but was ignored.

KTRK Houston

This so-called movement against bullying touted by school districts across the country is nothing more than propaganda:

The schools like to talk a good talk about their firm stances against bullying.  They make a big deal of having  the kids wear pink to school for International Stand Up to Bullying Day.  They hang colorful posters and spend classroom time discussing bullying.

They even have the students sign pledges saying that they will stand up for the victims of bullying.

But what happens when a kid takes the message to heart?

Source: The Organic Prepper

If you are 13 year old Brian MacLean, who disarmed a knife wielding bully by body slamming him and leaving him incapacitated as he attempted to harm another student, you get to spend the entire day in the principal’s office, have your locker searched and undergo questioning for your heroic actions.

In fact, the school attended by MacLean issued an official statement in response to the incident in which he may have well saved the life of another student, saying that they do not “condone heroics.”

What they do condone, however, is being a victim.

And that’s exactly what they are teaching our children is the proper behavior. Common sense in our schools, as stated so succinctly by former teacher Ellie Rubenstein, is extinct.

Early in the school year our 10 year old son, having just entered a new school, was attacked by a classmate. It was a typical 5th grade scuffle. The other student ran towards him and started kneeing him in the ribs and leg. Our son, who has trained Karate for nearly two years, simply threw up a ‘block’ (in our style of Karate, a block is equivalent to a strike). The closed fist block struck the attacking student in the jaw, laying him out on the pavement.

As you may have guessed, we subsequently received a phone call from the principal’s office advising us that our son was being suspended over the incident. After further questioning, the principal admitted that our son acted in self defense (according to reports from student witnesses), but stressed that the proper response would have been for him to contact a ‘yard duty’ teacher.

When I pressed the principal on how that would have been possible under the circumstances, he simply responded with, “Sir, our policy is that students who engage in physical confrontation, regardless of the circumstances, will be suspended or expelled.”

Would the principal have taken the same stance as our son had he come under attack in the ‘real world,’ or would he have responded according to his school policy and ran for police help in the middle of being beaten? Maybe he can take Janet Napolitano’s advice, and just ask the attacker to stop.

When he returned home from school that day our son was terrified about the consequences he would face at home.

Suffice it to say, he not only didn’t get into trouble, but was commended for taking his personal safety into his own hands.

I explained to him… when a bully is attacking you and causing you bodily harm, your teachers are minutes away.

There’s a saying I related to him:

It’s better to be judged by twelve, than carried by six.

 


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