Friday, 14 March 2008
JEREMIAH WRIGHT VIDEO: ROUND TWO
Yesterday I put up two videos of Barack Obama's most important religious
confidant, spiritual advisor and now political advisor, jeremiah wright.
In them he was preaching his messages of hate from the pulpit of the
Trinity United Church of Christ.
Today I find that both videos cannot be utilized. I get a message
saying that they are no longer available.
I wonder how that happened. Well, in whose interest is it
that nobody see the man Obama is umbilically tied to in action? You got
But here is another source - www.hotair.com. Let's hope this one isn't
The ABC News report to which AP linked earlier
talked about it, but watching it makes it come a little closer to home. Eyeblast
picks up the ABC report on this and merges it with a portion of Wrights speech
from the video we posted yesterday:
If Hillary Clinton had to repudiate Geraldine
Ferraro for her clumsy and foolish identity-politics rhetoric, then Obama surely
has to provide a better response to Wright than comparing him to a crazy uncle
in the attic. Wright has a largely ceremonial position in the Obama campaign,
but an obvious influence on Obama, as he named his book after a theme from
Also, does it surprise anyone that these sermons
have just now begun surfacing? It looks like someone finally began doing some
research into Reverend Wright I wonder who that could be?
Watch it fast. There are people who DO NOT want you to see the man Mr.
THE OBAMA/WRIGHT SCAM
Here's a line I'll bet the (Obama-loving) New York Times wishes
it never published.
It comes from an article on April 30 of last year. It is jeremiah
wright TELLING us that Obama is going to have to pretend the two of them are not
as close as they actually are:
If Barack gets past the primary, he might have
to publicly distance himself from me, Mr. Wright said with a shrug. I said
it to Barack personally, and he said yeah, that might have to
In other words, "No big deal, we'll put one over on them and it'll be
Not surprisingly, this article was uncovered by - again - www.sweetness-light.com. You can read
it in its entirety by clicking here.
Believe me, there is plenty more to chew on than just this quote.
Simply stated, Barack Obama is a balloon ready to burst. And jeremiah
wright is his aneurysm.
Here, by the way, is the picture of Mr. Obama and wright from that
article. Do they look distanced from each other to you?
ANOTHER HILLARY LIE (yawn.....)
What else is new?
The sun rises in the east, the tide comes in and out, there is death, there
are taxes and Hillary Clinton lies.
Leave it to www.sweetness-light.com (god I love
this web site) to locate the proof - this time via a combination of the London
Telegraph and Hillary Clinton's own book.
Here it is (their bold print, not mine):
March 14th, 2008
From the UKs Telegraph:
Mrs. Clinton holds the historic teapot she
received at a photo op during her husbands visit to Belfast Northern
Hillary Clinton: I was instrumental in
Northern Ireland peace process
By Toby Harnden in Washington
March 14, 2008
Hillary Clinton, accused last week by a Nobel
Peace Prize winner of exaggerating her claims of having helped bring peace
to Northern Ireland, has raised the stakes by stating she was instrumental
in doing so.
The former First Lady laughed and dismissed
criticisms she had inflated her foreign policy experience in Northern Ireland
and Bosnia as nitpicking on Thursday.
When asked by National Public Radio
whether she had been in the centre of the room during North Ireland peace
talks, she said: What I was was part of a team and that team included
obviously the principal negotiators under the direct authority of my husband.
I wasnt sitting at the
negotiating table but the role I played was instrumental. I guess it
was in December when Ian Paisley [Democratic Unionist Party leader] and Martin
McGuinness [Sinn Fein leader] came to the United States.
I think they met with the leadership of
Congress, with the President and with me and they thanked me publicly for the
role I had played.
Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey, who shared the
Nobel Peace Prize with John Hume of the nationalist Social Democratic and
Labour Party in 1998, told The Daily Telegraph last week that Mrs Clintons
claims were a wee bit silly.
This month, Terry McAuliffe, Mrs
Clintons campaign chairman, told CNN: We would not have peace today had it
not for Hillarys hard work in Northern Ireland.
Both Unionist and Nationalist negotiators told
this newspaper that while Mrs Clintons work with womens groups was positive
her overall role was peripheral and she played no part in the gruelling
negotiations that took years
Greg Craig, a foreign policy adviser to Barack
Obama who served in President Bill Clintons administration at the time of the
talks, said the inflated claim called into question Mrs Clintons judgement.
Did the Irish have anything to do with
this?Im not aware she solved any of the many, many thorny problems that had
to be resolved, whether it was disarmament or whatever.
He cited accounts of the Northern Ireland talks
by George Mitchell, who chaired them, and Madeleine Albright, then US
Secretary of State, that hardly featured Mrs Clinton.
If you look at the books that deal with the
American side she doesnt figure in any significant way, certainly not
Mrs. Clinton doesnt seem to be able to stop
As we have previously
documented, her contribution to the
Northern Ireland peace process consists entirely of having attended a photo op
at a safe house where Catholic and Protestant Irish women had been meeting for
nearly ten years.
But dont take our word for her lack of importance
to the negotiations. Here is Mr. Clintons account of their history-changing
visit to Belfast from his ghostwritten autobiography, My
Life, p 618:
The next day I flew to Belfast as the first
American President ever to visit Northern Ireland. It was the beginning of two
of the best days of my presidency. On the road in from the airport, there were
people waving American flags and thanking me for working for peace. When I got
to Belfast, I made a stop on the Shankill Road, the center of Protestant
Unionism, where ten people had been killed by an IRA bomb in 1993. The only
thing most of the Protestants knew about me was the Adams visa. I wanted them
to know I was working for a peace that was fair to them, too. As I bought some
flowers, apples, and oranges from a local shop, I talked to people and shook a
In the morning I spoke to the employees and
other attendees at Mackie International, a textile machine manufacturer that
employed both Catholics and Protestants. After being introduced by two
children who wanted peace, one Protestant, the other Catholic, I asked the
audience to listen to the kids: Only you can decide between division and
unity, between hard lives and high hopes. The IRAs slogan was Our day will
come. I urged the Irish to say to those who still clung to violence, You are
the past, your day is over.
Afterward, I stopped on the Falls Road, the
heart of Belfasts Catholic community. I visited a bakery and began to shake
hands with a quickly growing crowd of citizens. One of them was Gerry Adams. I
told him that I was reading The Street, his book of short stories about the
Falls, and that it gave me a better feel for what the Catholics had been
through. It was our first public appearance together, and it signaled the
importance of his commitment to the peace process. The enthusiastic crowd that
quickly gathered was obviously pleased at the way things were going.
In the afternoon Hillary and I helicoptered to
Derry, the most Catholic city in Northern Ireland and John Humes hometown.
Twenty-five thousand cheering people filled the Guildhall Square and the
streets leading to it. After Hume introduced me, I asked the crowd a simple
question: Are you going to be someone who defines yourself in terms of what
you are against or what you are for? Will you be someone who defines yourself
in terms of who you arent or who you are? The time has come for the
peacemakers to triumph in Northern Ireland, and the United States will support
them as they do.
Hillary and I ended our day by returning to
Belfast for the official lighting of the citys Christmas tree just outside
city hall, before a crowd of about fifty thousand people, which was fired up
by the singing of Northern Irelands own Van Morrison: Oh, my mama told me
therell be days like this. We both spoke; she talked about the thousands of
letters we had received from schoolchildren expressing their hopes for peace,
and I quoted from one written by a fourteen-year-old girl from County Armagh:
Both sides have been hurt. Both sides must forgive. Then I ended my remarks
by saying that for Jesus, whose birth we celebrated, no words more important
than these: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall inherit the earth.
After the tree lighting, we attended a
reception, to which all the party leaders were invited. Even the Reverend Ian
Paisley, the fiery leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, came. Though he
wouldnt shake hands with the Catholic leaders, he was only too happy to
lecture me on the error of my ways. After a few minutes of his hectoring, I
decided the Catholic leaders had gotten the better end of the deal.
Hillary and I left the reception for our night
at the Europa Hotel. On that first trip to Ireland, even our choice of lodging
carried great symbolism. The Europa had been bombed on more than one occasion
during the Troubles; now it was safe for the President of the United States to
It was the end of a perfect
Note that Mr. Clinton did not even bother to
mention Hillarys meeting with the local women for tea.
And that is simply because it and she did
nothing whatsoever to forward the peace negotiations.
Mrs. Clintons lies arent fooling anyone except
those who want to be duped. (Such as the NPR audience.)
Between the flyweight Obama and the lieweight Clinton, John McCain must be
the luckiest man in the USA.
IRAQ AND AL QAEDA
For a week we have heard that the Pentagon definitively determined there was
no linkage between saddam hussein and al qaeda.
Is that true? Read this report from Paul Mirengoff
of www.powerline.com , and you decide:
The Weekly Standard's Steve Hayes is the man who
wrote the book on The Connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. He also wrote the Standard article
on "The connection."
The Bush administration long ago gave up trying to
tell the truth about the issue, as it has on so many others where it has been
beaten into submission by the elite media. And so when the Pentagon recently
released its 59-page report confirming Hayes's reportage, the media have been left free to
misrepresent it with impunity, as McClatchy's Warren Strobel does here, as the
New York Times blog does here, and as
the ABC blog does here.
Steve has now obtained and reviewed the report in
its entirety. In a post
previewing his article in the forthcoming issue of the Standard, Steve writes:
A new Pentagon report on Iraq and
Terrorism has the news media buzzing. An item on the New York Times blog
"Oh, By the Way, There Was No Al Qaeda Link." The ABC News story that
previews the full report concludes, "Report Shows No Link Between Saddam and
How, then, to explain this sentence about Iraq
and al Qaeda from the report's abstract: "At times, these organizations would
work together in pursuit of shared goals but still maintain their autonomy and
independence because of innate caution and mutual distrust"? And how to
explain the "considerable overlap" between their activities which led not only
to the appearances of ties but to a "de facto link between the organizations"?
(See the entire abstract below.)
And what about this revelation from page 34?
"Captured documents reveal that the regime was willing to co-opt or support
organizations it knew to be part of al Qaeda -- as long as that organization's
near-term goals supported Saddam's long-term vision." (The example given in
the report is the Army of Muhammad in Bahrain, a group the Iraqi Intelligence
Service describes as "under the wings of bin Laden.")
And there is this line from page 42: "Saddam
supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the
Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al
Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and
Really? Saddam Hussein "supported" a group that
merged with al Qaeda in the late 1990s, run by al Qaeda's #2, and the New York
Times thinks this is not a link between Iraq and al Qaeda? How does that work?
Anyone interested in the "strong evidence that
links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism" -- that
language comes from this report, too -- should read the entire thing for
Steve quotes the report's abstract:
Captured Iraqi documents have uncovered
evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global
terrorism, including a variety of revolutionary, liberation, nationalist and
Islamic terrorist organizations. While these documents do not reveal direct
coordination and assistance between the Saddam regime and the al Qaeda
network, they do indicate that Saddam was willing to use, albeit cautiously,
operatives affiliated with al Qaeda as long as Saddam could have these
terrorist-operatives monitored closely. Because Saddam's security
organizations and Osama bin Laden's terrorist network operated with similar
aims (at least in the short term), considerable overlap was inevitable when
monitoring, contacting, financing, and training the same outside groups. This
created both the appearance of and, in some way, a "de facto" link between the
organizations. At times, these organizations would work together in pursuit of
shared goals but still maintain their autonomy and independence because of
innate caution and mutual distrust. Though the execution of Iraqi terror plots
was not always successful, evidence shows that Saddams use of terrorist
tactics and his support for terrorist groups remained strong up until the
collapse of the regime.
Steve adds in an update:
Just to be clear, the confusion is not
entirely the fault of the news organizations. The executive summary says that
the evidence did not reveal a "smoking gun (direct connection)" between Iraq
and al Qaeda. But, as noted, the report itself offers much evidence that the
opposite is true.
If you have only learned of the report via
reportage such as the items linked above, take a look at the report with your
own eyes before drawing any conclusions about it.
Mainstream media reports it and, sad to say, many of
us just hove to, accepting their version (note that I did not say the news, I said their version) without
Maybe more of us should have reservations.
THE NEW YORK OBAMA TIMES
Just how committed is the New York Times to Barack Obama?
Well, let's examine today's edition and see:
-On the front page we have an article titled "The Free Spirit Wanderer
Who Shaped Obama's Path" which jumps to a full page more within the
news section. This is a droolingly positive feature on how wonderful
Mr. Obama's mother is and how worldly a view she has provided him.
The front page also has a picture of mom and son when he was a toddler. The
image is so warm and fuzzy that if Ebenezer Scrooge saw it, he would
dump Tiny Tim out of his will and replace him with Baby Barack.
-Then, inside the paper, we have an article titled "Obama Lists His
Earmarks, Asking Clinton for Hers". That seems like a very positive
piece for Mr. Obama, doesn't it? He's open and honest while Hillary
Clinton is secretive and who knows what she is hiding.
Except for one thing: Buried within the article are a $1 million
dollar earmark for the hospital Michelle Obama works for and an $8 million
dollar payoff...er, request for a defense contractor Mr. Obama is tied to
through a member of its board of directors, who also just happens to be one of
his top supporters/fundraisers.
The Chicago Tribune thought this was important enough to characterize
prominently in today's paper, saying:
Among the pork-barrel spending requests
Barack Obama has made since arriving in the U.S. Senate is $1 million for
the hospital where his wife worked at the time and $8 million for weapons
technology made by a big defense contractor with close ties to a major
But, in the New York Times? This same information is buried in
another of their isn't-he-just-wonderful stories about the senator from
-And last, but not least, we come to jeremiah wright.
As anyone who reads this blog certainly knows, wright is Barack Obama's
pastor, his "spiritual mentor", the inspiration for the title of Obama's first
book, the man who married him, who baptized his children and the man who
currently holds a key advisory position in the Obama campaign. I
doubt that you can find anyone outside of the immediate family who is closer
to Barack Obama than Jeremiah Wright.
Yesterday, all over both cable AND (for a refreshing change) non-cable
networks we saw footage of wright screaming out his hate-filled, racist,
pro-palestinian and intensely anti-USA "sermons". He did so to a
cheering, deliriously enthusiastic congregation - which means that Barack
Obama, as a regular churchgoer (or so he says) has been privy to
this vile filth and how well it is received among his fellow congregants
all these years.
Obviously, the explanation by Mr. Obama - I don't agree with
a lot of pastor wright's comments...ok, next question - doesn't cut
How could wright be so important and infuential in Mr. Obama's life if
everything he says is so profoundly wrong? This is a disaster in the
making for Obama, and certainly a cause for major investigative
reporting by any credible news organization.
So how did the Times "report" it? On page A18, bottom right, in
a tiny little squib titled "Pastor's Words Still Draw Fire".
The placement of the article insures few people will read it and the
title insures people who see it at all will not know that it has
any relationship to Barack Obama. Plus, NOT ONE QUOTE of wright's to
show the kind of bilious vomit he spewed.
This is how you report something that you don't want anyone to
see. This is how you report something so that you can say "hey, we
published it", with as little damage to the the person in the article as
-Oh yeah, and one other thing: The Times is back to not reporting the
Tony Rezko trial again.
At the beginning of this blog I asked just how committed The New York Times
is to Barack Obama.
Now you know. Still think it's a newspaper?
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL LAYS OUT OBAMA'S JEREMIAH WRIGHT PROBLEM
You don't need a word of commentary from me on this one.
Here it is:
2008; Page A19
In a sermon delivered at Howard
University, Barack Obama's longtime minister, friend and adviser blamed America
for starting the AIDS virus, training professional killers, importing drugs and
creating a racist society that would never elect a black candidate
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.,
pastor of Mr. Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, gave the
sermon at the school's Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel in Washington on Jan. 15,
|Trinity United Church of
Christ/Religion News Service |
|Sen. Barack Obama and the
Rev. Jeremiah Wright|
"We've got more black men in prison
than there are in college," he began. "Racism is alive and well. Racism is how
this country was founded and how this country is still run. No black man will
ever be considered for president, no matter how hard you run Jesse [Jackson] and
no black woman can ever be considered for anything outside what she can give
with her body."
Mr. Wright thundered on: "America is
still the No. 1 killer in the world. . . . We are deeply involved in the
importing of drugs, the exporting of guns, and the training of professional
killers . . . We bombed Cambodia, Iraq and Nicaragua, killing women and children
while trying to get public opinion turned against Castro and Ghadhafi . . . We
put [Nelson] Mandela in prison and supported apartheid the whole 27 years he was
there. We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more
than we believe in God."
His voice rising, Mr. Wright said, "We
supported Zionism shamelessly while ignoring the Palestinians and branding
anybody who spoke out against it as being anti-Semitic. . . . We care nothing
about human life if the end justifies the means. . . ."
Concluding, Mr. Wright said: "We
started the AIDS virus . . . We are only able to maintain our level of living by
making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty. . . ."
Considering this view of America, it's
not surprising that in December Mr. Wright's church gave an award to Louis
Farrakhan for lifetime achievement. In the church magazine, Trumpet, Mr. Wright
spoke glowingly of the Nation of Islam leader. "His depth on analysis [sic] when
it comes to the racial ills of this nation is astounding and eye-opening," Mr.
Wright said of Mr. Farrakhan. "He brings a perspective that is helpful and
After Newsmax broke the story of the
award to Farrakhan on Jan. 14, Mr. Obama issued a statement. However, Mr. Obama
ignored the main point: that his minister and friend had spoken adoringly of Mr.
Farrakhan, and that Mr. Wright's church was behind the award to the Nation of
Instead, Mr. Obama said, "I decry
racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti-Semitic
statements made by Minister Farrakhan. I assume that Trumpet magazine made its
own decision to honor Farrakhan based on his efforts to rehabilitate
ex-offenders, but it is not a decision with which I agree." Trumpet is owned and
produced by Mr. Wright's church out of the church's offices, and Mr. Wright's
daughters serve as publisher and executive editor.
Meeting with Jewish leaders in
Cleveland on Feb. 24, Mr. Obama described Mr. Wright as being like "an old uncle
who sometimes will say things that I don't agree with." He rarely mentions the
points of disagreement.
Mr. Obama went on to explain Mr.
Wright's anti-Zionist statements as being rooted in his anger over the Jewish
state's support for South Africa under its previous policy of apartheid. As with
his previous claim that his church gave the award to Mr. Farrakhan because of
his work with ex-offenders, Mr. Obama appears to have made that up.
Neither the presentation of the award
nor the Trumpet article about the award mentions ex-offenders, and Mr. Wright's
statements denouncing Israel have not been qualified in any way. Mr. Obama
nonetheless told the Jewish leaders that the award to Mr. Farrakhan "showed a
lack of sensitivity to the Jewish community." That is an
As for Mr. Wright's repeated comments
blaming America for the 9/11 attacks because of what Mr. Wright calls its racist
and violent policies, Mr. Obama has said it sounds as if the minister was trying
to be "provocative."
Hearing Mr. Wright's venomous and
paranoid denunciations of this country, the vast majority of Americans would
walk out. Instead, Mr. Obama and his wife Michelle have presumably sat through
numerous similar sermons by Mr. Wright.
Indeed, Mr. Obama has described Mr.
Wright as his "sounding board" during the two decades he has known him. Mr.
Obama has said he found religion through the minister in the 1980s. He joined
the church in 1991 and walked down the aisle in a formal commitment of
The title of Mr. Obama's bestseller
"The Audacity of Hope" comes from one of Wright's sermons. Mr. Wright is one of
the first people Mr. Obama thanked after his election to the Senate in 2004. Mr.
Obama consulted Mr. Wright before deciding to run for president. He prayed
privately with Mr. Wright before announcing his candidacy last year.
Mr. Obama obviously would not choose
to belong to Mr. Wright's church and seek his advice unless he agreed with at
least some of his views. In light of Mr. Wright's perspective, Michelle Obama's
comment that she feels proud of America for the first time in her adult life
makes perfect sense.
Much as most of us would appreciate
the symbolism of a black man ascending to the presidency, what we have in Barack
Obama is a politician whose closeness to Mr. Wright underscores his radical
The media have largely ignored Mr.
Obama's close association with Mr. Wright. This raises legitimate questions
about Mr. Obama's fundamental beliefs about his country. Those questions deserve
a clearer answer than Mr. Obama has provided so far.
Mr. Kessler, a former Wall
Street Journal and Washington Post reporter, is chief Washington correspondent
of Newsmax.com and the author of "The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race
to Stop the Next Attack" (Crown Forum, 2007).
MARK LEVIN BRINGS SANITY TO NEW HAVEN
No, I'm not talking about the Yale University campus. Levin is
good. But he's not THAT good.
I'm talking about the insane case of Michael Sheridan, as described by the
American Spectator below:
Give props to legal eagle and radio host Mark Levin.
At the opening of his show Wednesday, he highlighted the plight of New Haven,
Conn., eighth grader Michael Sheridan, an honor student and school vice
president who was suspended and stripped of his honors for buying a bag of
Skittles candies from a classmate.
Levin gave out the phone number of
the spokesperson for the New Haven school district, but asked his listeners to
be civilized about the calling. The civilized part was easy. Getting through
was another matter. Within ten minutes of the number's being given out, the
New Haven school district's phone system crashed, as did its website.
Within an hour of that, the wheels were already in
motion to clear Sheridan's name and restore his and the other student's good
This is what it has devolved to in our public schools. An honor student
is suspended with his honors removed (which is a death sentence for the colleges
he probably would be trying to get into). For what? For buying an effing
bag of candy from another student, that's what.
Was Levin overzealous in giving out the phone number of the flak-catcher who
announced this insanity? Technically I suppose he was. Now:
are you DAMN GLAD he gave it out? Me too.
And people wonder why home schooling is on the rise? Don't wonder.
GLOBAL WARMING AND STATISTICAL REALITY
I admit that it probably won't do any good, but I am posting this in the hope
that a few Al Gore fans see it. The information is from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe
March 13, 2008
The average temperature across both the contiguous
U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008)
was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAAs National
Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. In
terms of winter precipitation, Pacific storms, bringing heavy precipitation to
large parts of the West, produced high snowpack that will provide welcome runoff
A complete analysis is
U.S. Winter Temperature Highlights
In the contiguous United States, the average
winter temperature was 33.2F (0.6C), which was 0.2F (0.1C) above the 20th
century average yet still ranks as the coolest since 2001. It was the 54th
coolest winter since national records began in 1895.
- Winter temperatures were warmer than average
from Texas to the Southeast and along the Eastern Seaboard, while
cooler-than-average temperatures stretched from much of the upper Midwest to
the West Coast.
- With higher-than-average temperatures in the
Northeast and South, the contiguous U.S. winter temperature-related energy
demand was approximately 1.7 percent lower than average, based on NOAAs
Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index.
Hmm. Coolest average winter temperature since 2001. 54th
coolest out of 113 years, which means 76 years were warmer.
I wonder of any of the Goreosians are paying attention. Frankly I doubt
it. But there are the data.