Occupy Protestors Throw Smoke Bomb, White House Locked Down

January 18, 2012 at 11:24 am (Assault Rifle, Lockdown, Nancy Pelosi, Occupy, President Obama, Smoke Bomb, Tea Party, Terrorist, White House)

Smoke bombs are a significant step backwards, considering it was just a couple of months ago that one of the Occupy ilk was firing an AK-47 at the White House.  But don’t worry, it’s only those Tea Party terrorists you need to be concerned with.

Fox News reports:

An apparent smoke bomb was thrown over the fence of the White House as hundreds of Occupy protesters massed outside the gates.

The crowds were dispersed Tuesday night and the White House was all clear. U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie says there were no arrests in the incident.

The Guardian added:

The White House was locked down for more than an hour on Tuesday night as authorities investigated…

Where is the outrage? 

There isn’t any because the Democrats support this kind of thuggery.  It was Nancy Pelosi who voiced her support by saying, “God bless them for their spontaneity. It’s independent … it’s young, it’s spontaneous, and it’s focused. And it’s going to be effective.”

Nothing says spontaneity like having an assault rifle and a smoke bomb on your person at a ‘peaceful’ demonstration.

Ed Morrisey at Hot Air sums it up best:

Obviously, a smoke bomb does not represent a big threat, but it could have been something much worse. Had a conservative protest tossed an explosive device of any kind over the fence during Obama’s presidency — even a firecracker or two —the media would have reported it as clear evidence that conservatives have lost their minds and that their latent violence and hatred was about to burst forth in a bloodbath across the land. And if you think I exaggerate, then you must have missed the hyperventilating coverage last January of the Tucson shooting.

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Dear Juan Williams, Even My 10-Year-Old Daughter Understands the Value of Hard Work

January 18, 2012 at 1:38 am (America, Debate, Hard Work, Juan Williams, Newt Gingrich, President Obama, Racism, South Carolina)

I was watching the debate last night with my wife and daughter.  At ten years of age, she does occasionally surprise with her interest in current events.

She sat quietly as bed time approached, with quiet being a rarity at that time of night, and listened as Juan Williams injected race into a question about hard work.

Speaker Gingrich, you recently said, “Black Americans should demand jobs, not food stamps.” You also said, “Poor kids lack a strong work ethic,” and proposed having them work as janitors in their schools. Can’t you see that this is viewed, at a minimum, as insulting to all Americans, but particularly to black Americans?

We then watched as Newt skillfully responded, defending his stance:

Juan, the fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any President in American history. I know among the politically correct you are not supposed to use facts that are uncomfortable. 

I believe every American of every background has been endowed by their creator with the right to pursue happiness, and if that makes liberals unhappy, I’m going to continue to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn to get a better job and learn some day to own the job.

Off to bed she went…

The Gingrich response may prove to be a pivotal point in the debate, or it may not.  But it clearly left an indelible mark on my daughter.  The following day she penned a letter to whoever may serve as the next President of the United States.  In it, she wrote:

In Social Studies, we are learning about how the patriots put in the hard work to change America, even in the most difficult of times

My point is, even in the most difficult times in the office always remember, this country was founded upon freedom, liberty, justice, but most of all hard work.  Hard work made America what it is today.  Hard work made America so revolutionary, and if you become President, it’s YOUR responsibility to keep it that way.

Hard work – a universal attribute of Americans.  Not blacks, not whites – Americans.

Do you get it now, Juan?

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New York Democrats – Voter Fraud is ‘A Normal Political Tactic’

January 18, 2012 at 12:05 am (2012 Elections, Anthony DeFiglio, Anthony Renna, Carmella Mantello, Corruption, Democrats, James Gordon, New York, Troy, Voter Fraud, WFP, Working Families Party)

As the city of Troy, NY, awaits jury selection in the first trial involving two Democrats and their alleged roles in a “massive”voter fraud scheme, new details have emerged from the investigation.  Details involving two other veteran political operatives that have already pleaded guilty. 
According to a recent Fox News report, Anthony Renna, a Democrat guilty of second-degree forgery, and Anthony DeFiglio, a Democrat guilty of first-degree falsifying business records, are trying to drag all local politicians, regardless of party affiliation, down with the ship.  
Thus far, eight people have been charged in connection with the ballot fraud investigation, four of which have pleaded guilty.
Reports emerging from the investigation indicate that the Democrats are trying to implicate Republicans of the same conduct they have been charged with.  According to the state police, Renna and DeFiglio both claimed that, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections, and faking absentee ballots was commonplace.”
Renna explained that the process of handing in forged ballots and fake votes ensures that “ballots are voted correctly.”  He adds, “‘Voted correctly’ is a term used for a forged application or ballot.”
DeFiglio added that such fraud is actually “an ongoing scheme and it occurs on both sides of the aisle.  What appears as a huge conspiracy to nonpolitical persons is really a normal political tactic.”
Local Republicans, presumably the party being referred to on the other side of the aisle, are vehemently denying that ballot fraud was,or is, a normal political tactic.
James Gordon, Chairman of the Troy Republican Committee said, having been a part of the election process for a number of years that he has, “never heard or seen anything resembling these actions.”
He added, “In fact, after the Democrats were caught in 2009 the records at the Board of Elections were searched.  More cases of fraud were found dating back to 2007 or 2008, all attributed to Democrat candidates and operatives.  Nothing from any GOP members.”
One particular case involved former Troy City Clerk, William McInerney, who resigned from his position after being implicated for falsifying absentee ballots dating back to 2007, the year he helped Democrats seize control of the Council.
Recent Troy Mayoral candidate and former Troy City Councilmember, Carmella Mantello, also denied that these election tactics were ever commonplace in the GOP.
“This ‘practice’ was never part of the electoral process.”
With eight Democrats facing charges in the investigation, Gordon sums up the situation by saying, “Democrats wanted to win and it appears at any cost.”
“This was greed, ignorance, lack of ethics, and laziness.  Bad people doing bad things.”
Photo Credit:  Times Union

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