Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on May 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

The emerging details of these and other cases show just how wide a net the Obama administration has cast in its investigations into disclosures of government secrets, querying hundreds of officials across the federal government and even some of their foreign counterparts.

The result has been an unprecedented six prosecutions and many more inquiries using aggressive legal and technical tactics. A vast majority of those questioned were cleared of any leaking…

Some officials are now declining to take calls from certain reporters, concerned that any contact may lead to investigation. Some complain of being taken from their offices to endure uncomfortable questioning. And the government officials typically must pay for lawyers themselves, unlike reporters for large news organizations whose companies provide legal representation.

“For every reporter that is dealing with this, there are hundreds of national security officials who feel under siege — without benefit of a corporate legal department or a media megaphone for support,” said a former Obama administration official. “There are lots of people in the government spending lots of money on legal fees.”

***

Caught up in a public relations crisis, White House officials have drawn open a few curtains, revealing once-secret documents and answering queries that they would ordinarily have dismissed with an eye roll.

But the sharing has been selective and done under duress. It has come in fits and starts to an administration that promised to be the most open in American history.

Many allies of the president think that with this burst of sunshine he has arrested the run of bad news and taken charge of the “narrative.” Even in some Obama-friendly quarters, though, the sharing is seen as too little and too late, and all the more disappointing for the high hopes Obama had set for transparency at the outset of his presidency

The White House has struggled to “give accurate information on a timely basis,” said Martha Joynt Kumar, a political science professor at Towson University who studies the White House and its relationship with media.

***

“At times it seems that being a Luddite may be the safest way to do serious national security reporting in a climate where there appears to be an intensifying war on serious journalism,” Mr. Scahill wrote in an e-mail.

Noah Shachtman, editor of Wired.com’s Danger Room blog, said that sources had told him to stay away in the recent climate of leak prosecutions…

Josh Meyer, director of education and outreach at the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University and a writer for Quartz, said that in the 30 years he has lived on and off in Washington, he has never found journalists to be so skittish about being under the government’s watchful eye.

“It’s so bad that there’s a gallows humor that has sort of emerged out of this,” Mr. Meyer said. “You see journalists at parties, and you joke about ‘How is the investigation going?’ ” People just assume they’re being investigated, and it’s not a good feeling.”

***

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called for a special prosecutor to investigate both the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and the Justice Department’s investigations of reporters.

Graham, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said that the IRS scandal illustrated a culture of revenge that permeates President Obama’s administration.

The Justice Department’s push to obtain emails from James Rosen, a Fox News reporter, was “clearly an overreach,” Graham said.

“James Rosen is a lot of things, but a criminal co-conspirator he is not,” Graham added. “We’re beginning to criminalize journalism, and I think that should worry us all.”

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on Sunday said that Attorney General Eric Holder should not be in charge of investigating the Justice Department’s (DOJ) seizure of communication records of journalists who reported on classified information.

“You cannot investigate yourself,” said Coburn on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think it’s a total conflict of interest.”…

“It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t investigate it,” Coburn said. “And it shouldn’t mean we shouldn’t be tough on that. But allowing the very person that authorized the two things that we are aware today to investigate whether or not he did that appropriately is inappropriate.

“I think we need to separate it from the attorney general, since the decisions were made by him or under him,” Coburn continued. “There’s an inherent conflict of interest in me judging whether or not I did something and reporting to the president.”

***

So if everybody hates Eric, what’s holding him up? Normally, inconvenient officials are blithely given the heave-ho, and there’s still ample room under the Obama bus for another body or four. It’s also customary for cabinet officials to depart after the first term (see: Clinton, Hillary) as part of a general reshuffling. But not Holder.

The reason is simple: Holder is the id to the president’s massive ego, busily helping to bring about the president’s wish for the “fundamental transformation” of America from his post at Justice. Along with super-ego Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s chief consigliere and all-around Madame Defarge, he’s likely to be among the last to go…

Where Clinton’s appointment was a marriage of convenience, and other cabinet members political picks, Holder shares the president’s mind on issues and speaks as Obama himself would.

Holder is, in short, the perfect apparatchik. And so he survives, trading punches with pesky congressmen and absorbing blows meant for the boss. For Obama to fire him would be like firing himself — and we all know that’s the last thing the president wants to do.

***

“Right,” said Blair, the former Director of National Intelligence. “And they have been directed, the ones that I knew about, mostly against the U.S. government employees who were talking with reporters which is where I think they should be directed. I know of no institution in America better able to defend itself than the press. So I think that will work out okay. But what I think is that the leaking at the top of this administration … is what sets the tone for those below. And I think that most of the — most of what administration spokesmen should talk about with reporters should be talked about on the record, with their names attached to it. To set an example so that those further down the line don’t think that leaking is the way it’s done, the way it should be done.”

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thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Yep. She blew the doors off a falcon the other day at work. Like it was standing still. Now the peregrine prolly has some kind of complex.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Memorial Day Tribute…

Thank you ALL for your Service and Dedication :-D

Scrumpy on May 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM

SCRUMPY!!! it’s SOOOO good to see you!!

*kisses her cheek*

In the spirit of Memorial Day!

williamg on May 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Britain is done.

The US too.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

OMG. That’s the Scary eyeball that started it all?

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

LOL — See, that’s the kind of statement that only has meaning within a group of friends. Otherwise, makes no sense whatever. :)

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuGFlP5Duuw

The Kinks – Living on a Thin Line

There is no England anymore

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:30 A

I believe it. When she comes back to the Glade on a regular basis, we’ll have to promote her and give her command of the Glade Air Patrol.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM

For Axe:

Dave Matthews Band – Louisiana Bayou (Live At Red Rocks)

Luv ya to bitcoins!

Niters, all!

Resist We Much on May 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Night Resist. :)

. . . back to not cuddling. You know, I have to tell you people, between cuddling and not cuddling, cuddling is like, way better.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Scrumpy on May 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM

((((Scrumpy)))))

Glad you popped in.

Fallon on May 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Yeah. We’re talkin’ the Platonic elements.

Air->Scrumpy
Fire->Sparky
Water->Pambi
Quintessence->Moon Goddess
Earth->??

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

I’ll just be over here ——————————> dancing. :)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM

No words necessary……

williamg on May 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Earth->??

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Duh. Schad.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

lol! Thank you. :)

Earth?? That’s a tough one. Of this group… Schadenfreude is pretty well grounded…:)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

yeah. he has the pebble from the earth.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Britain is done.

The US too.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

.
We’re not finished yet, but we will have to “ferret them out” of too many places within our government institutions.

listens2glenn on May 27, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Assassin’s Tango

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

So – besides “The Duckwalk” and playing in weird positions (see – Hendrix) how many other “stage tricks” were invented here?

williamg on May 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I got no energy to play, heh. :)

My spring’s been thumped, and it’s gone bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and then wound completely out. You are asking for thoughts from a man who’s thinker has thought itself completely dry of think-things.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Axe can be one of the Titans. The Poetry Titan who beat up the other Titans by reciting poetry. hehe.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM

*tips fedora*..:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Yes… the most powerful incantations… particularly those from the Book… are often written and recited in the form of verse.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Axe can be the Philosopher, the lover (Philo) of Sophie (Wisdom).

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Tango Roxanne

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:47 AM

So – besides “The Duckwalk” and playing in weird positions (see – Hendrix) how many other “stage tricks” were invented here?

williamg on May 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I got no energy to play, heh. :)

My spring’s been thumped, and it’s gone bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and then wound completely out. You are asking for thoughts from a man who’s thinker has thought itself completely dry of think-things.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Heh! This is why I love you!

williamg on May 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

KCB on May 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Down to the Ground :)

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Britain is done.

The US too.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Sweden isn’t doing to well either these days. Oh well, we warned — and then some — that these days would arrive.

Punchenko on May 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Ever read Sophie’s World?

Its about philosophy.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Axe can be the Philosopher, the lover (Philo) of Sophie (Wisdom).

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Dude!

–but put that away for a bit. Now I have to go be cool and aloof for awhile and pretend I don’t notice her walking around. But keep that. I love that. If she ever wants to dance again or something.

–Also, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, all on the plane. There is an axis running through the middle, up and down (you’d know this if you’d ever looked at my staff, instead of just using to crack pecans and stir your laundry). There’s more than earth, air, fire, and water.

And quintessence — lol.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

IF only we could get everyone to watch that video. Of course, we’d have to explain it all to the leftists three or four hundred times… but it would still be worth the effort. :)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:54 AM

From Twitter’s #ThingsThatWillUpsetObamaVoters:

Take away their Obamaphones

Al Gore selling Current TV to Al-Jazzera (sp?). Oh wait..

working

MATH!

the fact that black republicans exist

A constitutional republic with a federal government strictly limited to enumerated powers

Denied to put his picture on the $3,000 bill

When personal responsibility comes back in the fold

Ted Cruz

Can no longer bring large, plastic garbage bags to a buffet

The means not justified by the ends

the truth

Black people that don’t vote Democrat

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Call..:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Tango Roxanne

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:47 AM

when you dance i get poached.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Heroes……

williamg on May 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM

You remembered! I think I’ll keep you. :)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:57 AM

And quintessence — lol.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:54 AM

“A rose by any other name…”

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Tango Flamenco – Armik

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM

And quintessence — lol.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Squeeze – “In Quintessence”

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Quintessence was added by Plato so that the four elements would total five and map to the 5 Platonic solids;

Quintessence was the Dodecahedron. Read Timaeus.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:57 AM

I’m yours. Your pool boy for the summer. hehe (:

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:05 AM

TANGO ARGENTINO

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:05 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM

:) Well said, indeed.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Quint is 5.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:06 AM

“A rose Rose by any other name…”

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:06 AM

“A rose by any other name…”

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:58 AM

:)

He provided no object for you to be the essence of. I thought “starlight” and left it alone. :)

My hand’s played. I’ve been called. I’ll be over here with Dire’s Steely Dan spin.

Call..:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Didn’t know you were still up to see that. :)

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Read Timaeus.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Read it to me. I’ll be sitting ——-> over there.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Call..:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Wilson Pickett – “634-5789″

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:08 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:05 AM

A man of your talents, Spark? How about you begin the Glade Enchanters Executive Training Program? It’s a long program, a great deal of study is involved… and, to be clear, it doesn’t grant use of The Book or access to the oubliette… but I think you’ve got what it takes to become a first class enchanter.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2013 at 1:06 AM

:)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM

I think you’ve got what it takes to become a first class enchanter.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:10 AM

* (censored) *

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

The Great Carlos Montoya

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

LOL!

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:15 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Red..:)

PS..Hope the video works.:)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Quintessence and the Dodecahedron represented the cosmos. The other 4 elements were all material, and earthly and knowable. Anything below the sub-lunary sphere (below the MOON) was made of only those 4.

The Moon and beyond was the beginning of the cosmos that was ultimately unknowable and made of quintessence.

So the Moon Goddess is perfect for quintessence since the greeks believed the moon to be a planetary wanderer (a planet) and the division between the earthly correctable realm and the perfection unchanging realm of the cosmos.

The Moon, marking the boundary between the sublunary earthly region and the supralunary heavenly region, was mostly quintessence,

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Jose Greco – Flameco Great

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Sorry… Flamenco

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:18 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Yeah baby. Enchanter sounds good. I need to learn Pickup lines for hotties.

Just kidding. I’ll do whatever you think.

How about you begin the Glade Enchanters Executive Training Program?

Golly. Ok.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

The Moon and beyond was the beginning of the cosmos that was ultimately unknowable and made of quintessence.

So the Moon Goddess is perfect for quintessence since the greeks believed the moon to be a planetary wanderer (a planet) and the division between the earthly correctable realm and the perfection unchanging realm of the cosmos.

The Moon, marking the boundary between the sublunary earthly region and the supralunary heavenly region, was mostly quintessence,

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

O. Then, I was right, without even reading anything.

Cool. :)

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

OMG — I’m as smart as Plato!

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Nice tune..)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 1:20 AM

You need to read more of our stuff, Spark.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:21 AM

* (censored) *

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:13 AM

haha. Re-boot, damaged sector error on Gesture app causing memory leak at address 0x320F1E…

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Good night Hot Air.

KCB on May 27, 2013 at 1:24 AM

yes, been fabulous..lol (gay chicks dont say that usually.)

mmmmmmm it’s outrageous & sexy when a cute lesbo says it! :)

TY- loved it- vampire love song.

bazil9 on May 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM

A “kilt” is mentioned here, so Scrumpdillyicious will like it!

Bollock Brothers – “Count Dracula, Where’s Your Troosers”

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:24 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Bravo, Spark. And once again, thank you for such an elegant compliment. :)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:25 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:19 AM

See? You’re enchanting already. :)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Good night Hot Air.

KCB on May 27, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Have a great holiday tomorrow, KCB, frequently called Ken. :)

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

KCB on May 27, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Goodnight, Ken. Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I had to rush since I’m busy doing trampoline karaoke with a wireless microphone.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Nice tune..)

Dire Straits on May 27, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Blondie – “Call Me”

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Fade To Black – Dire Straits

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:30 AM

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

So many talents. :) Goodnight, Spark.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:31 AM

See? You’re enchanting already. :)

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

dang! You bailed him! That’s so not fair! :)

It’s easy to forget the origin of quintessence — when you are in my condition — but it takes real talent to turn it on its head and make the other guy look like the less intelligent one! That was some of my best work . . . I actually made progress . . . just, *poof* because of a caring Moon Goddess . . .

O, whatevs.

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on May 27, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Night graceful Jackie. :)

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Most HA comment threads are one guy saying, “it’s a sphere spinning infinitely fast,” and fifty people demanding to know how he can tell it’s spinning.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Possibly one of Sparky’s favorite band names:

Sparks – “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us”

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Most HA comment threads are one guy saying, “it’s a sphere spinning infinitely fast,” and fifty people demanding to know how he can tell it’s spinning.

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:35 AM

haha

“Are you up, or are you down with the homosexual agenda?” :)

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM

“Sparks,” good name for a song. hehe: Thanks.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:40 AM

“Sparks,” good name for a song. hehe: Thanks.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Its the name of the band doofus.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:42 AM

“Sparks,” good name for a song. hehe: Thanks.

SparkPlug on May 27, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Y/w, buddy. :)

True fact: one of my nicknames in high school was “Sparky” (given to me in Chemistry class!)

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:44 AM

I’m out. I’m going to go buy Sophie something on Amazon, because she’s amazing and I’m clueless, and then pass out.

carpe your diems!

You don’t hear from me — black helicopters. Remember I told you ahead of time — black helicopters.

given to me in Chemistry class

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 1:44 AM

lol

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:49 AM

lol

Axe on May 27, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Upon my 6th grade class’ graduation, our teacher gave out his ‘where they’ll be 20 years from now’ about each student. He described me as being a mad scientist who had just blown up his 27th lab lol.

For bnmine, my darlin’ fellow fan of The Donnas, and The Ramones: “I wanna be with a Rock N Roll Girl”

:)

Anti-Control on May 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Excuse me-but when I got home from work the house was 72. I changed into shorts and a tee, turned on a fan…and was STILL hot.
Shut. It. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on May 26, 2013 at 9:19 PM

72!? I’d be putting on a coat and hat if we kept the house at 72. We keep it between 78 and 80 and sometimes 78 feels cold. … and that’s still about 20 degrees cooler than outdoors.

72? You can hang meat in a house that cold.

AZfederalist on May 27, 2013 at 2:21 AM

AZfederalist on May 27, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Yup, 80 to 82 when we are out, 78 or 79 when we are back in.

And open windows in the morning these days…

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on May 27, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Smoke and mirrors…

True Scandal _ A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF.

… There is only one person who could have authorized that, along with the “stand down” in Benghazi.

Don’t forget the military not being able to vote abroad…

Seven Percent Solution on May 27, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Memorial Day Tribute…

Thank you ALL for your Service and Dedication :-D

Scrumpy on May 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Scrumpy:


*************** Hope Yur Back **********************:)

And,right back at cha,From Canada,THANK_YOU FOR THE FREEDOM:)

canopfor on May 27, 2013 at 4:48 AM

**** Memorial Day *************

Thank-You America,

for your Enduring FREEDOM,

From your Allie,.. Canada.
==========================

MEMORIAL DAY 2013
*****************

Today,

we pay tribute to those patriots who never came back — who fought for a home to which they never returned, and died for a country whose gratitude they will always have…

Scripture teaches us that

“greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

President Hopey/Changey
Presidential Proclamation: Prayer for Peace

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2013/0513_memorialday/

canopfor on May 27, 2013 at 4:57 AM

… There is only one person who could have authorized that, along with the “stand down” in Benghazi.

Don’t forget the military not being able to vote abroad…

Seven Percent Solution on May 27, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Seven Percent Solution:

Yup,in light of all the scandals,a shake-down of the MSM,
and secret spying on Americans,

and NO US Military Command,over-riding Hopey,to try and send
some help,to the Benghazi Consulate,

me thinks,Obama has created a Culture of FEAR,within the US Armed
Services______________:)

canopfor on May 27, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Space Weather:Brace For Impact:

ELECTRON STORM:
***************

In the past 24 hours, the flux of high-energy electrons swarming around Earth has increased more than tenfold. The source of this “electron storm” is a 600 km/s stream of solar wind buffeting Earth’s magnetic field. NOAA cautions satellite operators that “satellite systems may experience significant charging” in response to accumulated electrons.

Solar wind
speed: 715.4 km/sec
density: 0.8 protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0946 UT
=========================

http://www.spaceweather.com/

canopfor on May 27, 2013 at 6:12 AM

*Salute* to all who are wearing the uniform, and to all that have worn the uniform. Thank you all for your service.

My family has buried two WWII vets this year.

Time for a visit to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The BSA places ~179,000 flags on the graves on Memorial Day. It is sobering to see.

tom daschle concerned on May 27, 2013 at 6:24 AM

Many allies of the president think that with this burst of sunshine he has arrested the run of bad news and taken charge of the “narrative.”

Just because a women gets caught and then, only through societal pressure, gives up her call girl job to rush off to church, doesn’t mean that she can ever again regain her virginity.
The halo has slipped, the foam pillars rusted, the seas again under control of natural forces and the foul heart of this administration open to any who will not deny the ugly truth about it. Cheer for it if you will, but never again with the cover of goodness as your defection.

Don L on May 27, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Smoke and mirrors…

True Scandal _ A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF.

I suspect someone forgot to include Karl Hit-man Rove and the elitist GOP on that list.

Don L on May 27, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Have a wonder Memorial Day, Patriots! My take.

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM

“wonderful”

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM

First, a big salute to those who served and to those who have fallen.

And…I just have to say what a great job AP does on the quotes of the day.

scalleywag on May 27, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Wandering back on topic for just a sec. What do the media organizations who have benefited from leaks from Obama’s camp through the years think about all this? Do they feel protected?

Cindy Munford on May 27, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Have a wonder Memorial Day, Patriots! My take.

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 8:03 AM

….thank you!

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 10:32 AM

KOOLAID2 on May 27, 2013 at 10:32 AM

You are welcome, my friend!

kingsjester on May 27, 2013 at 10:58 AM

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