Monday, 23 February 2009
ISLAMIC PEACE UPDATE
Happily, what you are about to read is not reflective of all Islamic
clerics. Sadly, however, it certainly is reflective of a good
The following transcript comes to us from the invaluable www.MEMRI.org:
Cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar: The Arab World Is Ruled By the Scum of the Earth
and the Garbage of All Nations; I Am 'Absolutely' Calling to Wage Jihad
Against the Jews, Who Are Devils in Human Form
Following are excerpts from an interview
with Egyptian cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on
January 6, 2009.
To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2033.htm.
"The West Wanted To Avenge Its Defeat In
The Crusades, So It Gathered These Dispersed [Jewish] Communities... And Planted
Them In The Heart Of The Arab World"
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "I have written
about the conspiracy against the Palestinian people, and about how this
abominable conspiracy was hatched by Britain and France, in collaboration with
several Western countries. In our days, this conspiracy has been adopted by the
"This conspiracy has many causes. The West wanted
to avenge its defeat in the Crusades, so it gathered these dispersed [Jewish]
communities - the scum of the earth and garbage of the nations - and planted
them in the heart of the Arab world, thus saying to us: 'We've returned, after
you drove us out of this blessed land.'
"The Jews used to live a life of squalor and
humiliation, and were fought and persecuted in Europe and the whole world. I
lived in Britain from the early 1960s, and many stores and restaurants still had
a 'no dogs, no Jews' sign. The Jews wanted to escape the humiliation imposed on
them by the West, and to shift it to the Arab nation. In this case, two goals
coincided: The Jews' goal was to have a state, which would protect them from
their humiliation all over the world, and the goal of the West was to avenge its
defeat in the Crusades, by returning to the region.
"This conspiracy began in the 17th century CE,
when the Jews convinced the British to form the Zionist-Crusader Committee. This
committee devised the general outlines of the conspiracy. Later, Europe, because
of its hatred for the Islamic Caliphate, launched a fierce war of attrition
against the Islamic countries, and the Caliphate eventually collapsed.
"In the tenth century CE, there was a kingdom
called the Khazar kingdom, near the Caspian Sea, which was called the Khazar Sea
back then. This kingdom was ruled by a tyrannical dictator, who fabricated lies
about his neighbors, just as Israel does today. Throughout history, the Jews
have excelled at getting close to rulers. They got close to Bulan, the king of
the Khazars, and convinced him to convert to Judaism. King Bulan converted, and
made Judaism the religion of the Khazar kingdom. Most of the people who belong
to Judaism today are of Khazar origin. They come from Mongol Tatar races, which
have nothing to do with the Arab region, or with Jacob, Abraham, and Moses.
Therefore, the Jewish claim to a right to this land is totally groundless."
I Am 'Absolutely' Calling To Wage Jihad
Against the Jews
"The Jews have never been faithful to agreements."
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "That is how they
are described in the Koran. They are not faithful to treaties or agreements.
They depend upon American and Western aid. We - the Arab states, governments,
and officials - made a huge mistake in dealing with this as a political issue,
when it is, in fact, a religious issue."
Interviewer: "An issue of faith."
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "The Prophet
Muhammad said: 'If [the enemy] treads upon even an inch of Muslim land, Jihad
becomes a duty, and a child should set out on Jihad even without his parents'
permission, a wife without her husband's permission, and a slave without his
Interviewer: "So are you calling to
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "Absolutely.
There is no solution..."
Interviewer: "But who has the right
to declare Jihad?"
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "Let me be clear.
Jihad is the only way to resolve this issue. With the Jews, one cannot achieve
anything by means of peace, or a settlement, or open borders, or diplomatic and
commercial ties. They are devils in human form. Many people think that Judaism
is a religion, but today's Jews are not really Jews, and have nothing to do with
Moses and the Torah. They are a gang of evil thieves who stole this land. By
nature, a thief who knows he has no right to the land imposes his presence by
means of force, by bloodshed, by excessive massacres, by excessive killings, and
by destruction, in order to prove that he has rights in this region."
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "This is the
nature of thieves."
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "It is
inconceivable that we deal with this band of thieves as a state. We made a big
mistake by treating them as a state. This is not a state. These are gangs of
evil thieves and murderers..." [...]
"The Arab World is Ruled by the Scum of
the Earth and the Garbage Of All Nations... Not a Single Arab Leader Understands
or Implements Islam"
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "There is not a
single Arab leader who understands or implements Islam
"By occupying the Arab and Islamic countries, the
Western world has managed to exclude Islam completely from the decision-making.
All kinds of impure scoundrels seized power. The Arab world is ruled by the scum
of the earth and the garbage of all nations. We pray that Allah will guide them.
Either that, or that He would relieve us of them all."
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "There is not a
single Arab leader who understands or implements Islam.
"I blame the Islamic countries as well, not just
the Arab countries. I say to Iran: Where are your missiles? You raise the banner
of Islam, but where are your missiles? Where are all the soldiers you parade in
military marches? I say to Hizbullah: Where are your missiles? When will you use
them, if not now? I say to Syria, part of whose land has been occupied for over
30 years: Where is your army? Where are your missiles?"
Egypt and Israel have had a peace - a tenuous, cold one - for over 30
years. But make no mistake: Egypt is chock full of hate-driven
radicals just like this (the Muslim Brotherhood is, to say the least, alive and
well there - among others).
For that reason, when it comes to Israel and its Jews, Egypt is literally
one heartbeat away from being Iran, .
Israel is a free, democratic country situated in a very
dangerous neighborhood; one which teems with people like zaghloul
The USA must never forget the importance of Israel in the
Middle East. I hope - with great trepidation - that this is
understood by the current administration.
THE NEW POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
Now that Barack Obama is in, are monkeys out?
Last week I attacked the New York Post for what, to me, was clearly a racist
cartoon, which was published right after Barack Obama signed the so-called
"stimulus" package into law. It depicted a dead chimpanzee with bullet
holes in its chest, and a police officer, holding the smoking gun while saying
"it looks like someone else will have to write the next stimulus bill".
While President Obama didn't write the bill, he had just signed it.
That cartoon came across as dead-on racist and I said so. But I certainly didn't
think that newspapers were precluded from using chimps, or monkeys, or gorillas
in their stories.
Yet look at the hoops the Washington Post went through regarding an article
they published last week. The story comes to us from Ken Shepherd of www.newsbusters.org:
WaPo Gone Bananas with Political
There's no other way to describe the over-the-top
political correctness that leads a major newspaper to issue a prophylactic
apology for an unoffensive cartoon in the anticipation that someone somewhere
will raise a fuss.
Yet that's what the Washington Post did yesterday
in a correction posted on page A2 of the Sunday edition (via Jossip):
So Gene Weingarten from The Washington Post
wrote an article called "Monkey Business"
about men and women and their sexual fluidity, based on that New York Times
trend piece from a couple weeks ago. But since the title of the article had
the word "monkey" in it, and the accompanying picture was of a cartoon monkey,
WaPo needed to clear up any misconceptions vis-a-vis The Post cartoon and our
The headline, illustration and text of "Below
the Beltway," a column in The Washington Post Magazine today, may cause
offense to readers. The magazine was printed before a widely publicized
incident last week in which a chimpanzee attacked and badly mauled a woman
in Stamford, Conn. In addition, the image and text inadvertently may conjure
racial stereotypes that The Post does not countenance. We regret the lapse.
You know, it took the Post about 4 days to
sorta-apologize for their monkey comic. WaPo's correction was printed the same day as the cartoon. That's how you know they printed it on purpose to drum
For his part, Washington Post media critic Howard
Kurtz confessed on his Twitter page that he was confused as to why the Post felt it necessary
to issue an apology (posted to his page shortly after 1:30 p.m. EST
Can someone tell me what the Washington Post is apologizing for? I
agree with Shepherd - I can't find a reason.
Is this how it's going to be for the next four years? Is the Washington Post going to apologize
for anything that could be construed as an offensive stereotype if it were
used in a racial or religious way - even when it isn't used that
way? If so, I have some suggestions for additional
The Washington Post should....
-Apologize to Jews for any story that mentions
-Apologize to Muslims for any story that mentions terrorism;
-Apologize to Irish people for any story that mentions drunkenness;
-Apologize to Italian people for any story that mentions organized
-Apologize to migets and dwarfs for any story that mentions a
-Apologize to amputees for any story that refers to slot machines as
Get the point? Just because something is mentioned
that could, in a certain context, be offensive to one group or
another, doesn't mean that it is
being used that way. And the more examples you think of, the more
ridiculous it gets, right?
Hey, here's an idea: Maybe the Washington Post should apologize a second time for its monkey
cartoon. I'm sure there is a chimp or gorilla somwhere that feels hurt and
WHAT DO THE CAR INDUSTRY'S SAVIORS DRIVE?
I agree that this probably isn't fair. But a) it's more than a little
interesting and b) importantly, if this were the Bush administration it would be
a feature story in the media today - which, for Obama's people, it
From the Detroit News:
Monday, February 23, 2009
Auto team drives
Fed task force has few new U.S.
David Shepardson / Detroit News
WASHINGTON -- The vehicles owned by the Obama
administration's auto team could reflect one reason why Detroit's Big Three
automakers are in trouble: The list includes few new American cars.
Among the eight members named
Friday to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and the 10 senior
policy aides who will assist them in their work, two own American models. Add
the Treasury Department's special adviser to the task force and the total jumps
The Detroit News reviewed public
records to discover what many of the task force and staff members drove, but
information was not available on all of the officials, and records for some
states were not complete.
At least two
task force members don't own a car, and there are still two open slots on the
10-member panel that will be filled by the secretaries of labor and commerce,
who have not yet been appointed.
The co-chairs of the task force --
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and White House National Economic Council
Director Lawrence Summers -- both own foreign automobiles.
Geithner owns a 2008 Acura TSX,
registered in New York. He once owned a 1999 Honda Accord and a 2002 Acura MDX,
according to public records.
Geithner is the president's
designee for purposes of enforcing loan agreements with GM and Chrysler and must
approve or reject any proposed transactions by either company that would cost
$100 million or more.
His maternal grandfather, Charles
Moore, was a vice president at Ford Motor Co. from 1952-63, according to Peter
Geithner, the secretary's father. But Geithner wasn't very interested in cars
growing up -- in part because he graduated from high school in Asia, his father
Summers owns a 1995 Mazda Protege
that's registered in Massachusetts. He previously owned a 1996 Ford Taurus GL.
What other task force members
Office of Management and Budget
Director Peter Orszag owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey and a 2004 Volvo S60. He
previously owned a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 1982 Datsun.
Carol Browner, the White House
climate czar, said earlier this month at the Washington Auto Show that she
doesn't own an automobile. Public records show she once owned a 1999 Saab 9-5
Energy Secretary Steven Chu
doesn't own a car, his wife, Jean Fetter, said in a telephone interview on
Sunday. Cabinet officials are typically transported to and from work by security
officials in government vehicles.
Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Lisa Jackson owns a 2008 Toyota Prius and a Honda Odyssey
minivan, she said Sunday. "It's great,"
she said of her Prius.
Vehicle information was not
available for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood or Christine Romer, head of
the Council of Economic Advisers.
Here's what task force policy
Austan Goolsbee, staff director
and chief economist for the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board, owns a
2004 Toyota Highlander.
Joan DeBoer, the chief of staff
to LaHood, said in an interview Sunday she drives a 2008 Lexus RX 350. She
doesn't consider herself "a car buff" and views her car as a way to get around
Heather Zichal, deputy director
of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change, owns a Volvo C30,
according to public records and officials.
Gene Sperling, counsel to the
Treasury Secretary, owns a 2003 Lincoln LS, and previously owned a 1993 Saturn
Edward B. Montgomery, senior
adviser to the Labor Department, owns a 1991 Harley-Davidson and previously
owned a 1990 Ford Taurus L station wagon, public records show.
Lisa Heinzerling, senior climate
policy counsel to the head of the EPA, owns a 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback station
wagon, according to her husband.
Diana Farrell, the deputy
National Economic Council director, doesn't own a vehicle. Her husband, Scott
Pearson, owns a 1985 Peugeot 505 S.
Dan Utech, senior adviser to the
Energy Secretary, owns a 2003 Mini Cooper S two-door hatchback.
Rick Wade, a senior adviser at
the Commerce Department, owns a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier and previously owned a
1998 Toyota Corolla.
Jared Bernstein, Vice President
Joe Biden's chief economist, owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey.
The White House declined to
President Barack Obama traded in
his Chrysler 300C for a more fuel-efficient Ford Escape hybrid during the 2008
Joe Biden, the son of a car
dealer, owns a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette -- a wedding present from his dad. He
primarily commuted from Delaware to the Senate on Amtrak.
Ron Bloom, a special adviser to
the Treasury Department who is also advising the task force, owns an aging Ford
Well, at least the President and Vice President have US cars -- although it
can be argued that the President may have pre-emptively gotten one, knowing he
was running for national office (I'd love to know what his two previous cars
were) and the VP's father gave him the car.
To Ron Bloom? Congratulations. You're the guy they should send -
by car - to the automakers' offices.
Welllll, to Ford, anyway.
CIAVARELLA AND CONAHAN: ANOTHER EPISODE OF "GUESS THAT PARTY"
Ok, fans, here is another episode of the ongoing series, "Guess That
First we have the article, which comes to us from the Associated Press, via
Pa. judges accused of jailing
kids for cash
Judges allegedly took $2.6
million in payoffs to put juveniles in lockups
Pa. - For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a
conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given
hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison
for months for minor offenses.
The explanation, prosecutors
say, was corruption on the bench.
In one of the most shocking
cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged
with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately
run youth detention centers. Ive never encountered, and I dont think that we
will in our lifetimes, a case where literally thousands of kids lives were just
tossed aside in order for a couple of judges to make some money, said Marsha
Levick, an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, which is
representing hundreds of youths sentenced in Wilkes-Barre.
Prosecutors say Luzerne County
Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan took $2.6 million in payoffs to put
juvenile offenders in lockups run by PA Child Care LLC and a sister company,
Western PA Child Care LLC. The judges were charged on Jan. 26 and removed from
the bench by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shortly afterward.
No company officials have been
charged, but the investigation is still going on.
The high court, meanwhile, is
looking into whether hundreds or even thousands of sentences should be
overturned and the juveniles records expunged.
Among the offenders were
teenagers who were locked up for months for stealing loose change from cars,
writing a prank note and possessing drug paraphernalia. Many had never been in
trouble before. Some were imprisoned even after probation officers recommended
Many appeared without lawyers,
despite the U.S. Supreme Courts landmark 1967 ruling that children have a
constitutional right to counsel.
'I have disgraced my
The judges are scheduled to plead
guilty to fraud Thursday in federal court. Their plea agreements call for
sentences of more than seven years behind bars.
Ciavarella, 58, who presided
over Luzerne Countys juvenile court for 12 years, acknowledged last week in a
letter to his former colleagues, I have disgraced my judgeship. My actions have
destroyed everything I worked to accomplish and I have only myself to blame.
Ciavarella, though, has denied he got kickbacks for sending youths to prison.
Conahan, 56, has remained
silent about the case.
Many Pennsylvania counties
contract with privately run juvenile detention centers, paying them either a
fixed overall fee or a certain amount per youth, per day.
Ready for the contest? I hope so, because it's time to play Guess That
Which political party do you think Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan belong
Here's a clue: Well, when an entire article fails to mention
the party of a corrupt politician or judge, what party does the offender
usually belong to?
Yep. You guessed it. Ciavarella and Conahan are DEMOCRATS.
I used to be shocked by the blatancy of these omissions. But now?
Heck, now it's a regular tradition.
But listen to them squeal like stuck pigs if you call them
ACORN'S DONNA HANKS FRAUD
Donna Hanks is the Baltimore woman whose home was foreclosed, and then
invaded by ACORN people full of righteous indignation that she was no longer in
it. They had a lot of anger and a lot of demands.
Did they have a point?
Michelle Malkin has done terrific work in ferreting out the real story about
Ms. Hanks (and, unfortunately, the same old story about ACORN).
Here is the real Donna Hanks; the one our wonderful "neutral" media somehow
didn't get around to telling us about:
On Feb. 18, I warned about
the ACORN civil disobedience mob working in ideological tandem with Barack Obama
to bully Washington into passing a massive new foreclosure prevention/mortgage
entitlement scheme. On Feb. 20, I noted that ACORN garnered nationwide media
attention for breaking and entering into a foreclosed home in Baltimore at 315 South Ellwood
Ave. ACORN vows to use any means necessary to stop foreclosures. Baltimore police have taken
fingerprints at the break-in site and the current owner, William Lane, says he
will sue ACORN.
The home was sold in June 2008 for $192,000. This morning, ACORN official Louis
Beverly will face a burglary charge. Look for the Left to turn him into a martyr.
It is not your home, ACORN.
Here is what the MSM wont be telling you about
the so-called victim in that case, ACORN worker Donna Hanks all based on
public records and court documents.
According to real property data search
information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000.
At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for
Question: Where did all that money
The house initially went into foreclosure
proceedings in the spring of 2006. In July 2006, Hanks filed for bankruptcy and
agreed to a Chapter 13 plan which was served to the following creditors:
Americas Servicing Co, Bank Of America, Chase, Covahey, Boozer, Devan &
Dore, and Discover. She agreed to repay $10,500 in arrears, which resulted in a
halt to the 2006 foreclosure.
In September 2006, the bankruptcy court ordered
Hanks employer to deduct $340/month from her salary as a bartender to pay down
the debt (total net monthly take home pay of $1,228):
Hanks Schedule I showed additional monthly income
of $1,625 for a second and third claimed jobs, plus pro-rated tax refund
Hanks did not comply with the plan. In December
2007, the servicer issued a notice of default on nearly $7,000 past
February 2008, Baltimore City Circuit Court records show a second foreclosure
action was filed.
She had two years to pay what she owed. She failed
When she told local TV station WJZ that her
evil bank raised her mortgage by $300 (The mortgage went up $300 in one
month), shes talking about the amount in arrears that she agreed to
While she was reneging on her mortgage IOUS, she
managed to collect rent on her basement (for which she was taken to court) and
rack up a criminal record on charges of theft and second degree assault:
In the Huffington Post, ACORNs Bertha Lewis crowed about the nationwide MSM attention their
Baltimore break-in received:
In Baltimore, ACORN member Donna Hanks re-took
her home. Foreclosed on last fall, the house has stood empty since then, a
stark reminder of the failure of the system. But Donna joined with 30 ACORN
Home Defenders to liberate her home from the bank. Her act of civil
disobedience was covered by 2 radio stations, 2 TV stations, the Baltimore
Sun, and the Huffington Post.
Donna used bolt cutters to break the lock to the
door and re-enter the home. Unfortunately, in the six short months since the
home was seized, it has been extensively damaged, essentially partially
gutted. The toilets are missing, and the upstairs ceiling is badly damaged.
The greatest tragedy here is that Donna worked for months with ACORN sister
organization ACORN Housing Corporation to try to get the bank to modify the
loan so it could be affordable, but they refused, taking the home and now
allowing it to be a haven for squatters and a target of looters.
Bullcrap. The house was sold seven months ago
after two years of court-negotiated attempts to allow Hanks to dig herself out
of her debt hole. The only squatter here is Donna Hanks. The only looters here
are the ACORN racketeers. The foreclosure is not the criminal act. This
And now you knowthe rest of the story.
Now, look at this puff piece featuring Hanks in the Washington Post from October 2008.
Will the reporter follow up or let the propaganda lie?
I disagree with Michelle Malkin that the Washington Post commentary on Hanks
was specifically a "puff piece". But I 100% agree that it left out
all of the information which Ms. Malkin found out from the public records -
information which gives us a wholly different view of Hanks than the Washington
Post writer is leading us to (hey, maybe it is a puff piece after all).
If Michelle Malkin can find this, it stands to reason that the Post, or other
media could as well. So how come she wrote about it and they didn't?
Are they lazy? Are they incompetent? Are they
unprofessional? Do they intentionally edit the facts in order
to manipulate you into erroneous conclusions?
See if you can eliminate any possibilities from that list.
THE ACORN PHILOSOPHY
The redoubtable Steve Gilbert of www.sweetness-light.com has provided
both a video and a written transcript of this exchange between Stuart Varney of
Fox News Channel and Bertha Lewis of ACORN.
FYI, I just removed a word from the previous paragraph. I called
it a "remarkable" exchange, but have pulled that back. Lamentably, this
being ACORN, there is nothing remarkable about it at all. It is the
February 23rd, 2009
In case you missed this testimonial from Fox News
via Heritage New Media Partners, NMATV:
ACORN Claims A Right To Housing
Stuart Varney: Do you think you got a right to
Bertha Lewis: I think the homeowners have a
right to stay in those homes until the administrations plan can be
implementedyes I do.
Stuart Varney: They got a right to the house
even though they havent paid their bills?
Bertha Lewis: They have been paying their
billsI think its a false thing to say that people havent been paying their
Stuart Varney: No, their delinquent on their
Bertha Lewis: Well, they maybe delinquent on
their mortgages but there are people still do that.
Stuart Varney: They havent been paying their
Bertha Lewis: There are millions of millions of
people who are
Stuart Varney: Doesnt matter, they havent been
paying their bills.
Bertha Lewis: Being foreclosed on every day and
so we have a plan in place and people need to stay there..
Stuart Varney: What right do you claim to stay
in a house that you cant afford and you cannot pay the bills and what right
do you have to get my money to pay for you? Ive read the constitution, I
dont see that right
Bertha Lewis: Well, I dont see the right that
banks have to get 700 billion dollars to get bailed out
Stuart Varney: No, no, thats a different thing
Bertha Lewis: Thats all part of the same thing
Stuart Varney: No its not
Bertha Lewis: Every 13 seconds, Stuart, people
are getting foreclosed on and they have the right to protect their homes and
to protect their communities. Its the most American thing you can do to
protect your community.
Stuart Varney: ACORN is well known for looking
at banks and saying give us a loan,.they dont give you a loan so you
scream racism you then invade their offices and demonstrate outside the
private homes of bank executives, you embarrass the banks and you force them
to give you loans on favorable terms, nowthose loans cannot be repaid, you
will not leave those homes and your claiming a right to stay in them and have
a right to my money to make sure you stay in them, againI come back to it
Bertha, they may be be foreclosing every 13 seconds but you have absolutely no
right to that house.
Bertha Lewis: Well banks dont have a right to
Stuart Varney: Again, your taking a parallel
track you see.Where is the right?
Bertha Lewis: I wish we could force banks to our
Stuart Varney: Where is the right? Where is the
right to my money? You are demanding money from me.
Bertha Lewis: Were not demanding money from
Stuart Varney: Yes you are.
Bertha Lewis: Were demanding that the banks
renegotiate these loans
Stuart Varney: It is taxpayer money in this
plan, which you propose to bail out your people to stay in the homes they
cannot afford. You are demanding my money and your saying you have a right to
my money. It is no excuse to go on a parallel track and say well the banks
have no right to 700 billion dollars, thats not the point madam. You are
demanding my money directly to your people. And thats wrong.
Bertha Lewis: First of all these are not my
people, these are millions and millions of hardworking homeowners who are
paying their bills, paying.
Stuart Varney: They are not paying their
bills.I cant believe your getting away with this.they are not paying their
Bertha Lewis: Well I know people who are.
Stuart Varney: They are delinquent on their
mortgages thats why they are being foreclosed on.
Bertha Lewis: Theyre paying their bills,
theyre paying their taxes.
Stuart Varney: They are not paying their
mortgage bills and you know it.
Bertha Lewis: Yes they are.
Stuart Varney: No, if they were paying their
mortgage bills they would not be foreclosed on, they would not be leaving the
Bertha Lewis: First of all, you are wrong
because millions of millions of people are (ineligible), they are late on
Stuart Varney: They are delinquent on their
Bertha Lewis: And that means late.
Stuart Varney: They have not paid their mortgage
bills and you know it
Bertha Lewis: They have been foreclosed on and
people need to be able to stay into their homes and so that they can take
advantage of the Presidents new plan.
Stuart Varney: So you invade these homes with a
lot of guys. Youre not going to leave, youre gonna protect these people,
were gonna stay in the home.Youre a nice lady, your a gentle and a nice
Bertha Lewis: No Im not
Stuart Varney: But I put it to you.this is
Bertha Lewis: Well, Im a very determined lady,
I dont think its political thuggery and I think its thuggery when you put
out hard working members of home owners from their homes..heres the thing.
Stuart Varney: And its not when you invade a
bank managers office so you shout racism? Thats not political thuggery?
Bertha Lewis: Well, it is true.
Stuart Varney: It is.thats exactly what it is
Bertha Lewis: Well you dont want to tell a lie
and a lie doesnt make it the truth
Stuart Varney: You are operating on taxpayer
money. Youve received ACORN has received since 1998 thirty one
million dollars of taxpayer money, three million dollars a year, you are doing
this with my money.
Bertha Lewis: You want to know what weve done?
Weve counseled 2,300 people to stay in their homes, renegotiation their
mortgages, andheres the thing. Every single penny we competed for and we can
tell you this, if the industry had listened to us ten years ago when we said
this was coming we wouldnt be in this crisis. So now heres what were gonna
Stuart Varney: Listened to you? Youve invaded
Bertha Lewis: No we didnt
Stuart Varney: you are political thugs, you
embarrass banks to give them loans which they could not afford to repay and
now they cannot afford to repay them and your claiming the right to my money
to stay in those homes and you will have big burly guys who say were not
going to leave here no matter what!
Bertha Lewis: No, we have homeowners who are
protecting their homes.
Stuart Varney: Your a nice lady.come on!
Bertha Lewis: Im a nice lady and Im very
determined lady to tell the truth and the truth is this
Stuart Varney: You are not telling the truth
Bertha Lewis: Heres the thing
Stuart Varney: Your telling me these homeowners
have paid their bills and they have not
Bertha Lewis: We cannot force anybody to do
anything.heres the thing, you know who are the thugs? The thugs are the
banks, the thugs are the mortgage brokers who bilk people so they are
delinquent and they deserve to be helped just like big banks and institutions
are we intend to stay.
Stuart Varney: And they have not paid their
mortgage bills and they have no right to those housesthat is my last word.
Bertha Lewis: Housing is a
Stuart Varney: It is not a
Bertha Lewis: Yes it is.
Stuart Varney: Ive read the Bill of
Rights, Ive read the Constitution, no where does it say that housing is a
Bertha Lewis: Yes it is.
Stuart Varney: Can you show me?
Which page? Which line?
Bertha Lewis: Well we have the right to
the pursuit of happiness.
Stuart Varney: You have a right to a
house? Where does it say that?
Bertha Lewis: If your a hard working
American and you pay your taxes and you do the right thing you do have a right
to protect your home.
Stuart Varney: I tell you what Bertha, we have a
Constitutional lawyer in a few minutes, Ill ask him if there is a line in the
Constitution or the Bill of Rights that spells out a right to a house which
Bertha Lewis: Thats good.good.
Stuart Varney: But Bertha, weve run way over
our allotted time..
Bertha Lewis: Have we, well you have to have me
back and we will show you how many homes we have defended.
Stuart Varney: Defended? Invaded and stolen but
thats another story entirely. Thanks Bertha.
Look at the language Ms. Lewis uses.
And bear in mind that ACORN is a 501c3 taxpayer
They are prohibited by the IRS from breaking the
law or even encouraging others to break the law.
But of course those strictures will never be
They have bought themselves a privileged position
with the Democrats and this administration.
They have nothing to fear.
Steve saved me the trouble of bold-printing that passage about home ownership
being a right. Unbelievable.
Varney is clearly astonished both by Ms. Lewis' ignorance and by her
apparently sincere belief that home ownership is some kind of legal guarantee -
not to mention her inability to connect taxpayer money with those rectangular
green pieces of paper with former presidents and a secretary of the treasury on
But, since ACORN's benefactors are in full control of the country, what does
it matter that she doesn't know what she's talking about?
We have two years of this before voters get a chance to show how they feel
about what they did last November. It can't pass too
THE DOW, THE 'STIMULUS PACKAGE & THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY
When then-Senator Obama was running for the presidency, he
promised a very quick, very significant stimulus to the
-On election day the Dow Jones average closed at 9,625.
-The day afterwards, when it was apparent that Barack Obama won and would
be our next President, it closed at 9,139.
-The day before Barack Obama was inaugurated, it closed at 7,949.
-The day Barack Obama signed the so-called "stimulus package" it closed at
-Today, 6 days after the signing, it closed at 7,114.
I won't write any last line here. You fill in your