Morning Must Reads: June 4

In the news: patent trolls, Cadillac, Lautenberg, Greece, Dodd-Frank, abstract immigrants, and secret email accounts.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • NYT Obit: Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Senator in his 5th term, dies at 89
  • Democrats’ 2014 strategy: own Obamacare
  • UN finds war crimes on both sides of the Syrian conflict
  • The Eurozone’s aggregate youth unemployment for March is 23.3%.
  • After three years, 38.4% of the sweeping financial reform measure Dodd-Frank has been finalized into law.
  • Talk of recovery in Greece is premature.
  • GM’s Cadillac posts biggest 5-month gain since disco era.
  • The White House on Tuesday plans to announce a set of executive actions President Barack Obama will take that are aimed at reining in certain patent-holding firms, known as “patent trolls,” amid concerns that the firms are abusing the patent system and disrupting competition.
  • U.S. manufacturing output unexpectedly shrank to its lowest level in four years in May.
  • Abstract immigrants
  • Top political appointees are using secret email accounts.
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ahandout
ahandout

Maybe the Koch brothers forced him to say this.  It's an admission from a terrorist.  But as Barrack says, "let's not jump to conclusions." 

Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood Shooting Suspect, Says He Was Protecting Taliban

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/nidal-hasan-fort-hood-shooting-protecting-taliban_n_3386449.html

Government documents show that in the years before the shooting, Hasan told some colleagues that the U.S. was at war with Islam. In some emails to a radical Muslim cleric, Hasan indicated that he supported terrorists and was intrigued with the idea of U.S. soldiers killing comrades in the name of Islam.

Documents like Hasan's powerpoint lecture on Jihad.

fitty_three
fitty_three

Now I get it: paulejb uses a hand out to yank the crank while he types  with his right.

And here I thought a handout was just paulejb's other poisonality!

ahandout
ahandout

Obama makes sure that Hasan gets his message out.  Meanwhile he denies benefits to the victims of Islamic terrorism.  Hasan admits that he was commiting an act of war.

http://www.examiner.com/article/taxpayers-fund-terrorism-as-major-hasan-fort-hood-shooter-gets-a-free-ride

Obama want to try these terrorists and give them a platform for them to spew their hatred.  Who's side is Barry on?  Don't answer; it's a rhetorical question.  His actions have already shown whose side he's on. 

paulejb
paulejb

Just a reminder for my low information liberal friends.

"ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE NAME OF ITSELF AND OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST RICHARD M. NIXON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANOURS."

Article 2

  1. "He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner." (Emphasis mine)

 http://watergate.info/impeachment/articles-of-impeachment

Have a good night, people.

paulejb
paulejb

HUMANIZING THE IRS ABUSE

Witnesses put a human face on Obama's abuse of the IRS. It was real people being targeted by Obama's IRS goon squads.

ahandout
ahandout

Democrats fake outrage at the IRS scandal.  They were behind it:

So lost amid the hubbub surrounding the news that the IRS engaged in McCarthyite tactics to target specific political groups, and their subsequent apology for those tactics, has been the fact that the lobbying campaign from Senate Democrats actually worked.

From Max Baucus to Chuck Schumer to Jeanne Shaheen, key Senate Democrats publicly pressured the IRS to target groups that held differing political views and who, in their view, had the temerity to engage in the political process. The IRS listened to them and acted. And other Democrat senators like Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor said and did nothing about it.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/brian-walsh/2013/05/14/senate-democrats-pushed-for-irs-tea-party-snooping-before-criticizing-it

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout Or maybe you are just a scared old fool with no concept of how many crazy people are currently serving in our military. I'll give you a hint we really scraped the bottom to support two ground wars in Asia.

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

@fitty_three Over the years, our trolls have used various sock puppets to "bolster" their arguments. No reason they should stop now...

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout You idiot. Hasan is protected by the Military Code of Conduct. We have covered this multiple times and yet you are still here lying about it yet again. And if think Obama is on the side of the Terrorists you really have no clue how ,many of them he is killing with drones.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh There is just not enough popcorn in the world.

Seriously, I am no fan of Chris Christie, but these guys could take a clue from him. Try at least to look like you're doing something for the greater good. Try at least to look like you're not stone crazy and mud stupid. Try at least to look like you want rational people to vote for you.

Or keep doing what you're doing, keep insulting and marginalizing the guy who at least looks like he knows what rationality looks like, and watch national relevance keep slipping further and further away.

Jeebus.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Thanks for the reminder. So when will we be impeaching GWB and all those GOP politicians who aided him in  his crimes in 2004. Many of those GOP Politicians are still in office by the way.

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

@ahandout Here's hint. If you engage in the political process then you probably DON"T qualify for tax exempt status. No one targeted didn't deserve it. 

fitty_three
fitty_three

kbanginmotown

 Most people usually browse certain tumblr sites for that. :)

Sue_N
Sue_N

@fitty_three @Sue_N Of course it was. He totally didn't mean to tell the truth out loud.

"No, really, that sounded so much better in my head!"

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout  Since when does the Military Code of Conduct allow a radical Islamist to put on lectures about Jihad, wear a beard, and commit an act of terror while Obama calls it "work place violence" and screws the injured and dead soldiers out of compensation.

If this piece of dog crap acts as his own attorney, he can directly question those soldiers that he maimed.  Won't that be fun? 

How many detainees are in Gitmo?  You want to give each of them a platform for Jihad?  I don't.   

notsacredh
notsacredh

They're not even pretending to care about the country anymore. The Tea Party may be the best thing that's happened to the democratic party since Bill Clinton. Instead of just killing themselves, they're taking it to another level and hiding their own bodies. Other than actual Tea Party members, does anybody even bother to think something other than "lunatics" when they see the TP name? I love those guys.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb 

Insult your fellow Americans all you like, Bugs, but don't think that it changes the fact that the Obama regime is lawless. Obama and his minions are wannabe tyrants.

ahandout
ahandout

@PaulDirks @ahandout  You mean ACORN and Media Matters.  Similar Liberal groups got the green light.  Try and keep up.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout 

Senate Democrats expressed their wishes, Barack Obama had the power of the IRS to fulfill those wishes. They were in it together.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@Sue_N

There must be an echo chamber in there. But dumb is dumb:

He went straightaway to the unconstitutional stuff instead of asking why.

Then again, some of the highest paid black republicans would have leapt into the gaping moral chasm to say something insane thereby reassuring him he's really not a racist.

After all, that's the only reason black Americans are even allowed to be anything other than scenery in the new, purer GOP.


ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91  Can I get a GPS to guide through this so I can make some sense of what you posted.

ahandout
ahandout

WTF?  You're losing it mantis.  Your obsession with sources of information is eyeopening.   Pick another website with Hasan's powerpoint.  Who cares?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 Even the ones that shoot up abortion clinics? So you would selectively restrict freedom of religion to only cover the religions you like? How American of you.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout   Most Americans don't consider Christians extremists, mantis, only those out on the extreme left.  It interferes with their worship of man and nature.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

My my and it seems you may be owned by the Israelis. My friends in the Mossad will laugh at that.

The JIDF or Jewish Internet Defence Force is an unofficial online advocacy/hacktivism group for the state of Israel, purportedly dedicated to opposing jihadism and antisemitism on the Web,[1] but more accurately opposing Islam itself. The JIDF opposes all mosques.[2] They castigate as hypocrites the opponents of the mosque near Ground Zero, on the grounds that mosques should be opposed everywhere, not just in Manhattan.


Controversial approaches

The JIDF's inflammatory attacks on Islam include "we are against ALL mosques, as they are tributes to the genocidal pedophile false prophet (idol), Muhammad, who was a murderer of Jews." They also condemned an imam for antisemitism for saying that Jews are "the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the violators of pacts and agreements, the murderers of the prophets."[3] The disconnect does not appear to register: their attacks on demeaning rhetoric are interspersed with demeaning rhetoric.

Advocacy for the group frequently takes the form of tattling violations of Terms of Service on various websites to remove antisemitic comments or sites,[4] or drawing attention to the removal of pro-Israel comments or sites.[5] Recently, the JIDF claimed credit for "taking control" of an anti-Israel page ("Israel is not a country, de-list it!") on Facebook and removing its members.[6] [7]


mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 Hardly. I've ran my own business in telecom for years. But hey whatever makes you feel better about quoting a tabloid blogger site as though it was real news.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 Yep we allow many extremists to preach in our armed forces including evangelicals. And yet we have this thing called freedom of religion last time I checked.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 Geesus mantis, you're a dope.

@ahandout

Nidal Hasan's PowerPoint presentation about Islam, Muslims, and the military. Note the copious quoting of the Koran; the explanation of the doctrine of abrogation (citing Koran 2:106 and 16:101), which usuallyIslamic apologists in the West dismiss as an invention of "Islamophobes"; and the explanations of defensive and offensive jihad.

Islamic spokesmen in the U.S., if anyone asks them to comment on this at all, will dismiss it as an "extremist" interpretation of Islam and claim that no Muslims in the U.S., not one, believe in this understanding of Islam. But I guarantee you that none of the, not one, will offer a specific alternative explanation of the verses he cites, or of his doctrine of jihad, or of his understanding of Islam.


http://www.thejidf.org/2009/11/nidal-hasans-powerpoint-presentation.html

Nadal was lecturing about Jihad, but political correctness prevented his removal from the army.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout@mantisdragon91Even more amusingly this is your source of credible information?

Examiner.com is a multiuser blogging site that presents itself as a news site. Don't be fooled.

Examiner.com pays its writers based (among other things) on pageviews.[1] As a result, a lot of Examiner material tends to be sensationalistic to attract attention — positive or negative doesn't matter, it's all clicks — and you will see enthusiastic Examiner bloggers linkspamming furiously on other sites, often touting their work as "media coverage" (and themselves as "journalists" or "the press"[2]) rather than just a blog post they themselves wrote.

Not that it pays very well — Writers Weekly considers it "just another pay-per-click meat market,"[3][4] exploiting writers to attract people to their site by paying them pennies.

Cranks and those with really bad critical thinking skills will link Examiner articles as if they're edited journalism rather than just some guy blogging. If you use an Examiner page as a reference for anything whatsoever, treat it with great caution. Not all Examiners are rubbish, but it's the way to bet.

The domain name used to be owned by proper (if free and local) newspaper the San Francisco Examiner, which now uses sfexaminer.com. It's not clear what they were thinking giving it up.

The Examiner runs print tabloid editions in several major cities, including Washington, D.C. Virtually all are freely distributed at mass transit stops and tend to run a local news or sports story as the main headline in an attempt to lure readers. The unlucky winners are bombarded with right-wing-biased news articles and an editorial section which runs the full spectrum from moderate right to far right.

The site is owned by conservative mega-donor Phillip Anschutz.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 What platform for Jihad? The guy is an army officer which means he is entitled to a fair trial, no matter how guilty he is. Of course Chicken Hawks like you have no concept of what the Military Code of Conduct is and can thus snipe from the shadows.