Eric Holder’s Race Card May Have Finally Lost Its Potency

As we told you on last Sunday’s show, and the previous week’s, Eric Holder’s luck may have run out. He survived a contempt of Congress 11 months ago, with 17 democrats joining Republicans to vote against him for his stonewalling on Fast and Furious. Now there’s his May 15, 2013 testimony before the House Judiciary committee, which was “troubling,” to say the least, to both Democrats and Republicans. From The Daily Mail:

The House Committee on the Judiciary is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress during a May 15 hearing, with one Republican aide close to the investigation telling MailOnline that ‘perjury is on the table’ as one possible outcome of the congressional probe.

It’s pretty clear that he didn’t tell the truth when he said

‘With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material,’ Holder testified, ‘that is not something that I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be a wise policy. In fact, my view is quite the opposite.’

since he signed off on the subpoena of James Rosen’s email. Not only that, he discussed it before doing so, and as we told you on The Teri O’Brien Show on 5/19/13, he had to go to three different judges to get his plan approved.

Now even liberals like Bill Press and Keith Olbermann can’t defend him anymore.

Has Mr. Holder’s black skin privilege finally expired? What say you?

Obama Administration Decides That Your Government Should Let Congress Know When They Think It’s OK to Kill You

Just in time for John Brennan’s confirmation hearing today, the most transparent administration in history caved on letting Congress see its justification for killing an American citizen with a drone strike. From The Los Angeles Times:

President Obama, who has championed lethal drone strikes as a major part of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, bowed to pressure Wednesday and agreed to allow the Senate and House intelligence committees to review classified legal memos used to justify a drone strike against a U.S. citizen in Yemen in 2011.

Senators had demanded for months to see the Justice Departmentopinions that provided the White House legal authority to order the targeted killing of Anwar Awlaki, a New Mexico native who became an Al Qaeda leader.

Some cynical, and probably racist, right-wing critics of the Dear Reader have noted a distinct difference in the way that Barack Obama’s enthusiastic support for the programs put in place by the Bush administration to keep America safe, programs that he vilified as a candidate, are being covered by our fearless media. Recall the sniper kill of the Somali pirates in April 2009? At the time, I asked you to consider what sort of coverage that this incident would have received had it happened during the George W. Bush administration. I wrote about that and asked you to add your ideas.

  • “Anderson Cooper runs a series of special reports with Christiane Amanpour describing the desperation of the Somalian teenagers driven to lives of crime by poverty and U.S. arrogance.
  • Brian Williams visits the fishing villages where the slain Somalias tried to eke out a living.
  • Diane Sawyer, barely holding back tears, Interviews Widow of Victim of Bush Vigilantism on the High Seas; Six Now Fatherless Children Ask Why?
  • Keith Olbermanns Special Comment: Murder: Your Answer to Everything, Mr. Bush. In the name of all that is decent, resign!!
  • John Dean (of Watergate fame) writes a column for a legal blog detailing the criminal charges that could and should be brought against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for killing 3 innocent until proven guilty criminal suspects before they could be indicted. I’m sure you can think of a few more. Please feel free to add yours to the list.”

The response to the sniper kill by the Obama administration? The Lame Stream Media gathered up all their leftover Valentines to send them, and bombarded us with stories about our brave, brilliant young president.

The LSM gave up any pretense of journalism, at least when it comes to Barack Obama, at least ten years ago, so even though the double standard is ridiculously obvious to everyone, they don’t care. That’s why I was surprised to see the LA Times come up with this fig leaf to try to cover up their North Korea-style coverage of the Dear Reader.

The administration’s position has brought objections from some longtime critics. However, the response from Congress has been muted, reflecting the degree to which once-controversial practices in drone warfare have become mainstream after more than a decade of conflict.

Oh, that’s the reason! Everyone accepts these policies now! It’s not that they are trying to cover for Obama. It’s that because he’s doing it now after so many years, it’s all ok!

I guess it’s sort of like that Gitmo thing. I know that it seems like 100 years ago, but remember Barack Obama’s first executive orders, one of which provided to that that heinous torture pit established by Bush and Cheney within one year? I wonder if the task force on detention that he established by another executive order on the same day weighed in on the argument his administration made before a federal judge yesterday? From The Liberal Death Star:

The Obama administration on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to overturn a sweeping ruling by a district judge that blocked the government from enforcing a statute related to the indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects.

Where are the LSM critics of the “fascist” George W. Bush? Bueller? Bueller?

Truth is History

Mr. Chakra
Crazed Sex Poodle

It is said that the victor gets to write history. But what if their history is all lies?

Last night I got wind of the sale of Current TV to al Jezeera. That alone should create a bit of consternation but it just keeps getting better and better- or worse and worse, depending on your point of view.

Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago.

Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Al Gore, wants to avoid taxation like one of Mitt Romney’s 1%. Who can blame him for that? I mean it’s not like he is releasing his chakra into the atmosphere like a  crazed sex poodle, creating GlowBull Wormening.

But this morning there was this:

“Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”

“Glenn Beck’s The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that ‘the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,‘ according to a person familiar with the negotiations.”

I don’t know if I would call that a tacit admission- it’s more like a public pronouncement that anyone on the right ‘need not apply’.  Does this mean al Jezeera? is aligned with AlGore’s point of view?

In the aftermath of Saddam’s Iraq, CNN’s  Eason Jordan admitted to withholding the truth:

Knowing the personal stories I knew about the brutality of the regime, I had three options: 1. Never repeat such horror stories. 2. Tell the stories sooner and, as a result, see innocent people killed. 3. Tell the stories after the downfall of the Saddam Hussein regime. I chose option three and could never imagine doing anything else.

Withholding the truth by news organizations is nothing new. The Chicago Tribune refused twice my request to confirm that the U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald statement thanking them for holding the story for weeks meant they knew of the Blagojevich wiretaps before the ’08 election.

But, now, instead of a Olbermann, or a Client Number 9 withholding the truth- their ‘minders’ will just buy the whole channel and make up the truth. It will be just like Air America, only different.

This is all reminiscent of the Dubai Ports deal that was torpedoed by Chuckie Schumer. Don’t expect him to object to this deal tho.

Algore got out at the right time, it appears, as a cable provider has moved to eliminate the ‘bundle’.

Intel is planning to deliver cable content to any device with an Internet connection. And instead of having to pay $80 a month for two hundred channels you don’t want, you’ll be able to subscribe to specific channels of your choosing.

 

And you thought Current TV‘s ratings couldn’t go any lower.

Show Notes, The Teri O’Brien Show, 4/29/12

The ridiculously juvenile sloganeering of the Obama campaign attempts to cover up for their many failures. Joe Biden is their foreign policy genius. Really? He’s been wrong about every foreign policy issue of the last 30 years! Now, they are taking Mitt Romney’s words out of context and trotting out Bill Clinton, of all people, to try to use Osama bin Laden to score political points. Pathetic.

Obama Campaign: Romney Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid – ABC News

Mitt and Osama – Dean Barnett – printer friendly – Townhall.com

Special guest professional comedian Tim Slagle gives his review of last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Please check out his site where you can order his hilarious CD “Europa.”

Special guest taxpayer advocate and government ethics watchdog William J. Kelly talks about the attempts by cynical race baiters to exploit the Trayvon Martin case

First Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman related hate crime reported in Chicago | Washington Times Communities

Kelly Truth Squad

Kelly Truth Squad’s Blog

Friends of William J Kelly – About Bill

Victim’s sister: Mobile, Ala. black-on-white beating sparked by theft, not basketball – Yahoo! News

George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting | Reuters (in which George Zimmerman’s “black roots” are revealed)

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Gov. Chris Christie’s weight. Query: what if it were Gov. Christine Christie? Would a comedian get a pass for making fat jokes about a female politician, or what these jokes inspire outrage? (I say yes.)

Critiquelator on Obama’s obnoxious “joke” about his questionable heritage

Citizens stage protest to support (one time Teri O’Brien Show guest) Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Update on Barack Obama’s eligibility as an Article II Natural Born Citizen

Fed Court: Eligibility Question “Important and Not Trivial” » libertylegalfoundation.org

Joe Biden speaks. Hilarity ensues.

Keith Olbermann Didn’t Even Want to Attend the Correspondents’ Dinner — Daily Intel

Crazy Keith Olbermann’s Conspiracy Theory, Dark Side of Earth Day, Dog-Eating Obama: The Teri O’Brien Show, 4/22/12

The Seamus “Joy Ride” ends, thanks to the revelations in Obama’s (actually Bill Ayers’) book, in which he revealed his dog-eating past. Not only do the attempts by the One’s campaign to do the full Alinsky ridicule routine on their opposition bite them on ass. So do his efforts to position himself as the opposite of some white bread, traditional jingoistic American, preferring to be a multicultural citizen of the world. Right. Where they eat dogs, which Americans don’t.

Keith Olbermann accuses Republicans of causing the kerfuffle over dogs, and posits a bizarre conspiracy theory about the reason for high gas prices. Hint: like everything else, it’s about Obama.

2nd amendment update: Bank of America disses customer of 12 years because it is in the firearms industry

Guest Jim Kouri reveals what Eric Holder may have forgotten to reveal to the Senate prior to his confirmation.

The dark side of Earth Day, including the unsavory slime ball who was a co-founder

How much have we American taxpayers spent to subsidize Obama’s campaign? No one knows, and no one may ever know.

Jim Kouri – National Law Enforcement Examiner – Crime & Courts | Examiner.com

Attorney General Holder may cost Obama re-election, say critics – National Law Enforcement | Examiner.com

Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast & Furious testimony – HUMAN EVENTS

PICKET: Issa expects movement on Holder contempt charge within ‘weeks’ – Washington Times

Bank of America | McMillan | Second Amendment | The Daily Caller

Va. investigates voter fraud | Richmond Times-Dispatch

KNIGHT: Earth Day co-founder written out of history – Washington Times

ZUBRIN: Earth Day’s dark side – Washington Times

Who foots bill when Obama travels? – Washington Times

Cost of Michelle Obama’s Nashville visit may never be fully known | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

News Cycle Goes to the Dogs: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

For weeks, it was the story that wouldn’t die, at least over at the 24/7 broadcast insane asylum known as MS-NBC, which I watch so you don’t have to. There, day after day, the network’s clever pundits expressed astonishment over its continued presence on the national radar screen. Why wouldn’t it die? This story has legs, actually four of them. It’s the story of Mitt Romney’s Irish setter Seamus, and his infamous car ride atop the family car back in 1983. What better metaphor for the insensitivity or even cruelty of this out-of-touch, filthy rich bastard than the way he treated his own dog? Can there be any doubt, they said, that this story will resonate throughout the presidential campaign and inspire more doubts about whether anyone as wealthy as Gov. Romney can relate to average Americans? As it turns out, there can be doubt about that, and thanks to some tremendous investigative reporting into Barack Obama’s background, as in reading one of the One’s autobiographies, the legs have been cut out from under the Seamus story. Many have pointed out that any dog would agree that it is better to ride on the roof of a car than to end up on the roof of someone’s mouth as the Blue Plate Special.

Bo responds to media questions about whether Barack Obama has ever suggested that he might be awfully tasty.

Amazingly, now that Barack Obama’s canine consumption has been revealed, our Lame Stream Media friends have done a complete 180, with the chin-pulling analysis of the Seamus story turning to incessant hand-wringing over the need to obsess over silly, non-issues about events from decades ago, while ignoring real issues, such as the ridiculously high unemployment and even higher federal spending, which will no doubt continue to dog the Dear Reader.

There are real issues, of course, in addition to our limping economy, including the continued presence in office of a man who is a race-obsessed serial liar with a shadowy past. No, not B. Hussein Obama, although I concede that the words do fit him as well. I refer to the Attorney General Eric Holder, who has yet to explain his changing stories on the disgusting Fast and Furious operation. Now a new scandal is brewing. Did Eric Holder withhold material information from the U.S. Senate prior to his confirmation, and will this fact, along with the scandalous way in which he has done his job, cost Obama the election? We’ll ask our guest, Jim Kouri, CPP, the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, and Law Enforcement columnist for the Examiner.

One of the Sunday show panels featured  the repeatedly-fired and always borderline nuts Keith Olbermann. You don’t want to miss his theory of what’s causing high gas prices. The crazy is strong is this one.

Join us Sunday for the rest of the story.

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Current TV’s Newest Star, Gavin Newsom [UPDATED]

 

You're only 19? No problem! I'm the Mayor!

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If those three disgraced Secret Service agents who recently resigned after that unfortunate hooker thing are looking for new gigs, I suggest that they give Al Gore a call. His Current TV just announced its latest new hire, vapid empty suit/reprobate and current California Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom. It’s easy to see why the network that recently snapped up Eliot “Client #9” Spitzer would find him a great fit. Consider these achievements over the last decade:

He was flouting the rule of law before the One made it cool.

In February 2004, in a tremendous act of political courage, as mayor of a city universally recognized as homosexual headquarters, he unilaterally decided to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The marriages were invalidated later that year by the California Supreme Court, ruling that Newsom had overstepped his bounds, demonstrating that they don’t understand the fierce urgency of now!

And how about these stellar achievements?

In December 2006, Newsom showed up intoxicated at San Francisco General Hospital, where police officers and family members were gathered to mourn a cop who’d just been killed in the line of duty; this came a couple of months after he was photographed out drinking with a model he’d been dating who was only 19 years old. As it happened, the day before the photos of him with the model appeared, Newsom met a knockout blonde named Jennifer Siebel, an ex-girlfriend of George Clooney’s who has had small parts in more than a dozen films, including Something’s Gotta Give and In the Valley of Elah. She and Newsom were just falling in love — they’ve since become engaged — when the real bomb went off.

Her name was Ruby Rippey-Tourk. She was Newsom’s former appointments secretary, another spectacular blonde and a member of that late-night inner circle as the wife of Alex Tourk, one of Newsom’s closest friends and his point man on homelessness. She was in a rehab program for substance abuse when the clearing-emotional-minefields part led her to tell her husband she’d had sex with the mayor. Alex Tourk confronted Newsom about it and promptly resigned.

Showing up as mayor drunk to mourn a murdered police officer? Encouraging under-age drinking? Banging the wife of a close friend? What’s not to like? I guess we can see why California, whose voters clearly know a superstar when they see one, is in such terrific shape today.

Plus, like recently launched Keith “I Caught My Head in a Subway Door” Olbermann, who himself has had some, shall we say, rather interesting interactions with women, Newsom has a mental disability. His dyslexia should make things really interesting. Gavin tries to read the TelePrompTer. Hilarity ensues. Hang on, Al Sharpton. You’re getting some company in that department.

No doubt about it. This move should vault Current TV into the ratings stratosphere. Or not.

UPDATE: If you were wondering, as I was, whether Lt. Gov. Newsom was going to step down as Lt. Gov. of California when he begins his new tv career, the answer is a firm “no.”

From Andrew Malcolm at Investors.com:

Many people had thought, accurately, that the lieutenant governor job in the nation’s most populous state was a full-time position. Surprisingly, Newsom’s spokesman agreed with his boss there was no conflict with state duties and would somehow showcase the Golden state nationally. He said Newsom would do little program preparation because he knows most of his guests already.

 

No worries. He gets paid $130,490 a year to do basically nothing, which the very financially stable State of California can easily afford.