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Second big turban nabbed in northern Mali
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Flight Records Suggest Fourth Menendez Flight
[BREITBART] Flight records obtained by Breitbart News show Democratic Party donor Dr. Salomon Melgen's private jet was in New Jersey near Sen. Bob Menendez's home on April 8, 2012--Easter Sunday last year. From there, it flew straight to the Dominican Republic.

Menendez and his staff have not answered when asked repeatedly whether the Senator was on that flight. They also have not provided any accounting as to where Menendez was on Easter Sunday, either.

The flight records show Melgen's plane was in the Dominican Republic on a frequent basis. The jet was there in late March until April 2, at which point Melgen's plane flew from La Romana International airport in the Dominican Republic to West Palm Beach, Florida. The flight path records, compiled by FlightAware, show Melgen's plane stayed in West Palm Beach for a few days after that.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It is unclear why the plane flew to the Dominican Republic and back that night.

Perhaps a dope sniffing dog could be permitted to examine the aircraft for potential answers ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 2:02 Comments || Top||

#2  And now a Russian connection. Little wonder the FBI is involved.

Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 2:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Florida Doctor way behind on taxes and allegedly broke donates over $700,000 to Demo super PAC; flies private plane to DR over 100 times....sometimes diverting stopping off in beltway; also has interest security and maritime shipping containers and whores.

What am I missing ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 4:06 Comments || Top||

#4  What am I missing?

Nothing, it's business as usual.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2013 4:20 Comments || Top||

#5  CBP Private Flier regs. Department of Homeland Security and Director Janet Napolitano, can you tell us anything about the good Doctor's many trips and frequent travels? Oh, sorry to hear about your sudden illness and resignation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 7:00 Comments || Top||

#6  What am I missing?

He's a New Jersey Donk pol. Nothing to see here. Move on. Heck the last time we had this scenario, the NJ Supreme Court overruled their own laws to get Lautenberg on the ballot to make sure the seat remained a 'D'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2013 8:36 Comments || Top||

#7  If congress was part of the ncaa, it would be shut down.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/05/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

#8  swksvoIFF, if Congress were anything but. Congress, it would be shut down and most, if not all, members would be in jail.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/05/2013 12:44 Comments || Top||

#9  If the guy had made a YouTube video about Mohammed he'd be in jail by now.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/05/2013 16:03 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Going to Court in the Allen West Contest
h/t Instapundit
Today, True the Vote filed a federal lawsuit against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections regarding the contest for the 18th Congressional District in Florida — the Allen West race. The case is brought under the 1993 Motor Voter law. (Full, yet totally unnecessary disclosure: I am one of the lawyers who brought the case, along with Michael Barnett).
IMO, if Romney had 1/10 of Allen West's guts O & Co would be out on their ass.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2013 04:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Romney showed up to a gun fight without a weapon. Whether you like it or not, negative campaigning works. You got to be just as nasty and ugly as your opponent when they've reduced it all to the full time pursuit and retention of power for power sake.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2013 8:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Respectfully disagree P2k. George Patton and Ben Franklin would have been defeated. The numbers are wrong. Demographics matter.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Demographics do matter, but not so much when voters won't turn out for you. Romney inspired Karl Rove, some Rockefeller types and Mormons -- and no one else.

The good news is that we could have a very big 2014, especially without a RINO headliner dragging down the whole ticket. Rove knows this, which is why he is working today to keep Tea Party types from even fielding candidates.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/05/2013 10:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Could be Iblis, and may also confirms that the "uninspired" get what they deserve.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 11:08 Comments || Top||

#5  B -

It's not a new problem. At the time of the revolution, about 1/3 of the population wanted independence, 1/3 wanted the crown and 1/3 didn't care. The job of the two opposing sides is to convince the middle.

Today we are calling the middle "low information" voters, but it is just as accurate to call them "highly emotional" voters. They get scared easily. They also get excited easily. But they will never, ever get excited about a candidate who doesn't excite his own base. How often does a candidate win based on not being as terrible as the other guy? It's a losing strategy.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/05/2013 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Perhaps. But every damned person who stayed home because Romney didn't excite them, while knowing full well what was at stake, owns the outcome of this past election.

And every damned consequence of that outcome.
Posted by: lotp || 02/05/2013 14:07 Comments || Top||

#7  The squishy middle doesn't care. Blame them all you like. They don't care. They are barely conscious of anything going on aside from Glee.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/05/2013 18:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Whas Glee?
Posted by: KBK || 02/05/2013 18:41 Comments || Top||

#9  What lotp said. :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 02/05/2013 20:15 Comments || Top||

#10  What lotp said.

Yeah, but with more bile, lots of spittle and a big WTF, AMERICA?
Posted by: SteveS || 02/05/2013 20:58 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Islam 'Helped to Shape' CIA Nominee John Brennan's World View
Another dhimmi
As a college student in the 1970s, John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for CIA director, traveled in Indonesia where -- he recalled in a speech in New York in 2010 -- "despite my long hair, my earring and my obvious American appearance, I was welcomed throughout that country, in a way that is a reflection of the tremendous warmth of Islamic cultures and societies."
Actually, its a reflection on the warmth of Southeast Asian cultures. Had he gone to Bali, which is the remaining Hindu part of Indonesia, he'd have been received just as warmly. Thai hospitality is well-known, and the Laos might even be more hospitable than the Thais, if that's possible. I believe Sri Lanka is in the same league, though I've never been there.
Brennan's Feb. 13, 2010 address to a meeting at the Islamic Center at New York University, facilitated by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA),
A Moslem umbrella group established by the Saudi Moslem Students Association.
provided an insight into his views on Islam, a faith which he said during the speech had "helped to shape my own world view."

Travels around the world over more than three decades had taught him about "the goodness and beauty of Islam," said Brennan, whose 25-year career at the CIA until 2005 included a stint as station chief in Riyadh.
If that's the case then I'm sure he's just handing out soft soap to what he hopes are rubes.
Posted by: tipper || 02/05/2013 13:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps Mr. Brennan should tr to visit Mecca to see real Islamic hospitality.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/05/2013 16:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Has America also shaped his world view?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/05/2013 17:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Oy.
Posted by: Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division || 02/05/2013 23:22 Comments || Top||

St. Paul police join Muslims in denouncing photo
An Internet-spread photo of a St. Paul Police officer wearing lipstick and a hijab, the traditional outfit for Muslim women, has angered community activists and spurred a department investigation.

"I was literally sick to my stomach," said Ramla Bile of Minneapolis. "My identity is not a costume, and it's not OK for cultures to be turned into caricatures."

Police Chief Thomas Smith immediately opened an investigation. Police spokesman Howie Padilla confirmed that an officer is depicted in the picture, but could not release his identity Monday.

"The St. Paul Police Department has worked hard to establish a strong and respectful relationship with our Muslim communities, and I will not allow these types of images to erode that relationship," Smith said in a written statement. "Diversity is one of the greatest strengths of the city of St. Paul, and we expect each one of our officers to respect and take pride in serving each of our diverse communities."

"The city and the mayor's office take this very seriously, and the mayor will personally monitor it very closely," said Mayor Chris Coleman's spokesman Joe Campbell.

Somali and Muslim community activists called for swift disciplinary actions and cultural sensitivity training. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR-MN) offered training.
Posted by: tipper || 02/05/2013 12:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is a problem but "piss Christ" as art is OK ??
Posted by: warthogswife || 02/05/2013 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  "piss Christ", offensive though it be, was not executed by a public official.
Posted by: lotp || 02/05/2013 14:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Looks more like one of those crappy ponchos we had to wear in scouts. I figured it was red cause the guy was OA.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 02/05/2013 15:09 Comments || Top||

#4  HAhaha, Order of the Arrow.
Thanks Nimble!

Reminds me of a Beet costume I wore in third grade for the traditional '4 servings of veggies' play.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/05/2013 15:16 Comments || Top||

#5  But "piss Christ" was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. At the very least, somebody at the NEA should have to go to diversity training.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 02/05/2013 16:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Serrano did receive taxpayer money. Some of it explicitly for 'Piss Christ.'
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 02/05/2013 16:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Wait - Ms. Bile was sick to her stomach? I'm green with envy.
Posted by: Muggsy Mussolini1226 || 02/05/2013 17:36 Comments || Top||

CBO - Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/05/2013 17:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It operates as designed. Single payer solution, aka the government does it all.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/05/2013 17:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Obamacare is going to be a train wreck like few people could imagine. Just my prediction.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/05/2013 17:12 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Yes, but the MSM Ministry of Truth will spin it as a Great Leap Forward(tm).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2013 17:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Disaster is Obama's legacy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/05/2013 17:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Often progressives consider the act of saying or doing something the accomplishment. In the case of universal healthcare it does not matter much if more or less people have healthcare. What matters is that control has been increased and GIvernment has expanded.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/05/2013 18:03 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2013-02-05
  Second big turban nabbed in northern Mali
Mon 2013-02-04
  Ansar Dine #3 arrested in northern Mali
Sun 2013-02-03
  Yemen Troops Kill 12 'Qaida Militants' in Restive South
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  Syria Suicide Attack on Regime Kills 53
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  Binori Mosque cleric among 10 killed in Karachi
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  Boko Haram 'commander' declares ceasefire
Wed 2013-01-30
  Mali and Niger forces retake Ansongo
Tue 2013-01-29
  Sahel jihadist groups splinter
Mon 2013-01-28
  Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts
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  French and Malian troops begin restoring control in Timbuktu
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  Green-on-green clash in Khyber tribal region kills 32
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  AQAP #2 killed for the THIRD time in Yemen
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  US drone strike near Sanaa kills 7 hard boyz
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  Nuristan Airstrike Kills 14 Insurgents
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