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Brits employ hacking into social media accounts as tool of National Defense

Media mogul Glenn Beck talks about government spoofing of private social media on his radio show.

Media mogul Glenn Beck talks about government spoofing of private social media on his radio show.

How much do you trust your government to do the right thing with your privacy and your freedom of speech? British citizens are finding out now that the answer to that question should be, “not very much”! It seems that a super-secret British spy agency is publishing a menu of options they have to provide politicians to hack into the social media accounts of citizens in the name of national security.

 

I learned about this first listening to Glenn Beck and have found creditable confirmation on a number of other websites. You can see Glenn’s comments on this issue here. Glenn Greenwald has an article here with a full description of the British government’s Internet capabilities. I’ve included the list here verbatim:

• “Change outcome of online polls” (UNDERPASS)

• “Mass delivery of email messaging to support an Information Operations campaign” (BADGER) and “mass delivery of SMS messages to support an Information Operations campaign” (WARPARTH)

• “Disruption of video-based websites hosting extremist content through concerted target discovery and content removal.” (SILVERLORD)

• “Active skype capability. Provision of real time call records (SkypeOut and SkypetoSkype) and bidirectional instant messaging. Also contact lists.” (MINIATURE HERO)

• “Find private photographs of targets on Facebook” (SPRING BISHOP)

• “A tool that will permanently disable a target’s account on their computer” (ANGRY PIRATE)

• “Ability to artificially increase traffic to a website” (GATEWAY) and “ability to inflate page views on websites” (SLIPSTREAM)

• “Amplification of a given message, normally video, on popular multimedia websites (Youtube)” (GESTATOR)

• “Targeted Denial Of Service against Web Servers” (PREDATORS FACE) and “Distributed denial of service using P2P. Built by ICTR, deployed by JTRIG” (ROLLING THUNDER)

• “A suite of tools for monitoring target use of the UK auction site eBay (www.ebay.co.uk)” (ELATE)

• “Ability to spoof any email address and send email under that identity” (CHANGELING)

• “For connecting two target phone together in a call” (IMPERIAL BARGE)

Now it would be great fun if you were computer hacker employed by the British or American governments monitoring the Internet activity of groups like Al Qaeda or ISIS. After all, they love to post videos of their exploits against the West there, videos for example of them blowing up American Soldiers or lopping off the heads of Christians and Jews and plopping them on spikes! Wouldn’t it be great if instead of going to the intended video posted by the terrorists, you would instead be misdirected to a video of an old lady power walking or Afghani Muslims humping a goat before getting blown up by a JDAM laser guided missile? I think it would be hilarious, but that is not likely to happen given the current political climate.

Instead of the above scenario, imagine something a little more realistic. Say you are a conservative blogger who doesn’t like Barack Obama much. Perhaps you don’t like the way he plays golf as the world burns; he sides with Palestinian terrorists instead of a free and democratic Israel; he allows Russia to run amok in Ukraine while shooting down Malaysian airliners; he invites millions of undocumented immigrants to flood the border while selling guns and other weapons to the drug coyotes who are bringing them over; he’s destroyed the economy with Obamacare; allowed an innocent Marine to rot in a Mexican prison and allowed his IRS and Justice Departments to target people who don’t agree with him. Because you have a dream of an idealized America with freedom for all, you’ve taken it upon yourself to remark on the many arrogant missteps of your government in your $5 blog and now you’ve raised the attention of the NSA, whose boss is the very president who you’ve been criticizing all this time, and he doesn’t like it.

So now the NSA or its British equivalent if you happen to be a Brit, has a solution to shut you up. They can use government paid hackers they retain on staff to hack your computer and implant hours and hours of child porn, while the FBI or IRS fabricate a reason to get a search warrant for your house and computer. And bam, you’re sitting in front of a judge and a jury with your government provided defense attorney who is late for his golf game with the president defending yourself against a child porn rap while all the time maintaining your innocence. Scary huh? And your only defense to a skeptical jury is, “I don’t look at that crap! I have no idea how it got there!”

Nice huh! And it’s not out of the way too much to imagine is it. See, when it’s just you, who is going to believe that you don’t look at child porn, or that you’ve hatched a scheme to overthrow the government or that you are cheating on your wife or whatever. You’re just you. In the meanwhile the government has all the legal machinery available to them in the form of any number of alphabet soup type agencies with which to go after you: i.e. the IRS, the DOJ, the NSA, the FBI. You’re bad and you’re fellow citizens will see it and you’ll be thrown into jail. You’re a nut who needs to locked up. It’s a communist dictator’s dream.

The only solution to this problem in my view is for everyone to get a gun and a blog and start writing. They can’t get us all, and when they go after one of us, they go after all of us. The IRS may have destroyed all of those emails and hard drives, and the DOJ won’t press any charges against the Lois Lerner types,  but then the confidence in government will never be the same as long as the average citizen is an enemy of the state just for exercising his freedom of speech. Eventually the American Spring will happen and the end of progressive government will come to an end. The faster, the better. Our founders gave us a great, accountable, limited form of government. Progressives continue to try to take that away. They say the Constitution is too limiting, it’s a list of negative rights, whatever that means. We’ve got to send a message to our government that we reject being spied on and monitored, or free speech rights being curtailed and if they keep it up, we the people are going to throw them out of office and into jail.

In Great Britain, news organizations like News of the World, owned by billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch went down in flames when it was discovered that reporters were listening illegally to phone conversations in order to get the scoop on dirt in the lives of celebrities so they could print their stories first in their latest editions. You can find information about that scandal here. People went to jail for that and News of the World was forced to shutter their doors. If’ it’s illegal for journalists to threaten the privacy of citizens, then why is OK for the government to do it. It’s not, and western governments need to know it’s not OK.

Who do they think they are anyway?

Now comes the conspiracy theories! Imagine if the News of the World scandal was a made up scenario by the government to punish conservative media. It cost Murdoch and friends serious loss of reputation, money and people went to jail over it. How do you prove your government sabotaged your media organization? What if Sen. Weiner’s Twitter account was actually hacked in order to shut him up for who knows what reason? See, there is a slippery slope developing here.

By the way, if you suspect you will eventually be caught doing something illegal on the Internet, maybe you’re running an illegal scam, or you’re in charge of an online gambling ring, or the aforementioned child porn racket, just hire a conservative blogger to create a cover story for you. And save copies of everything. You may have a plausible alibi when you’re case comes to trial!

When the government and thieves alike have the power to hack into your accounts through the Internet or listen to your phone calls, no one is safe from people with nefarious intent.  If someone doesn’t like you, and has these tools at their disposal, they can destroy you, your reputation, your life.

I suspect the private sector will be coming with a solution for this. Phones will have anti-listening or jamming software on them so that no one can listen in, Internet capable computers will have anti-spoofing software included, and there will be online reputation protection services cropping up dedicated to defending you in case you’re computer is hacked.

The bottom line is there is a lot of awful things happening on the Internet. Lots of great things too. The fact is that in a free society, information needs to be freely transmitted, the good with the bad. That is the marketplace of free ideas. When that capability is shuttered, bad things happen. It is better to tolerate the bad, then let the good be silenced.

In a free society, when the truth is given an equal footing, the truth always wins. That is the concept of the Free Marketplace of Ideas.

 Crossposted from the American Millennium Online

 

Glenn Beck: Within 24 hours, news will break that will take down the entire power structure

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UPDATE: It seems that “we’ve been had” alright, but NOT by Glenn Beck! It appears that this video has been edited by Right Wing Watch! Check out this link to read the full story!

On his radio show this morning, Glenn Beck announced that within the next 24 to 36 hours The Blaze will break some epic news that that will take down the entire power structure of the government.  He went on to say that within the next 10 days America will be deeply divided and will have to choose sides.

According to Glenn, there is another whistleblower that will come forward, but he will not release the information unless he is able to do so in front Congress, live on air, because he is so concerned for his life. Glenn’s staff has seen just one document that this man has, and this one document alone will will take down the entire power structure of the government: the GOP, Congress, the Senate, and the DOJ!

He says you’ve not even begun to be outraged!

Buckle up, folks! Looks like it’s going to be a very bumpy ride here very soon!

Évocateur – The movie about the show that started it all

Morton Downey Jr. in ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Morton Downey Jr. in ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Morton Downey Jr. in ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

If you are a conservative that has paid any attention at all to the likes of Andrew Breitbart, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, or Rush Limbaugh, you may have thought that these men were trailblazers – something new under the sun, when it comes to conservative commentary. You would be partially right in that assessment, in that they each have set their own place in the conservative political world. However, before any of them, there was Morton Downey, Jr.

“The Morton Downey, Jr. Show” was an entertainment anomaly in its day, airing in the late eighties for just under a year nationwide. Mort had a cult-like following on college campuses, and can be credited with being the father of shock television. In the beginning, the show focused on political topics, and can be credited with introducing a national audience to the likes of Gloria Allred and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Conservatives today might be tempted to curse him for that, but it can be argued that the interaction between Mort and his guests in general lead to the current tenor of commentary we see everyday from Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity. Today, they are more polite, so if there’s any complaining to do, it probably shouldn’t be about Mort.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the man, and his meteoric rise to fame at the close of the Reagan years, you have the opportunity to learn. Évocateur – The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie is a documentary set for nationwide release on June 7 that explores the history of the show, and the man that made it possible. From the beginning, there was no question about whether or not Mort would attempt to get in the national spotlight – the only question was how he would do it. After failed attempts at following in his father’s footsteps in the music industry, Mort moved to radio. Once he discovered he could use his flamboyant personality to move people on political causes, after speaking on Pro-Life issues, it was only a matter of time before he would parlay that into some form of entertainment.

Based in part on the 1960’s talk show, “The Joe Pyne Show”, “The Morton Downey, Jr. Show” in the New York region on WWOR in Seacaucus, NJ in 1987. Under a year later, the show went into national syndication. The show focused on politics from the beginning until shortly after the Reverend Al Sharpton’s pet cause – the case of Tawana Brawley – was found to be false by a grand jury investigation. The Brawley case was an integral part of Mort’s fame, and when it became clear that the girl had lied about being gang raped by white men, the show could no longer book legitimate guests. It became a freak show, with strippers, prostitutes, and Neo-Nazis as regular guests. Part of Brawley’s claims included racist epithets being written on her body by her attackers – something she apparently did to herself. So, when Mort claimed that he had been attacked by Neo-Nazis, and had swastikas drawn on him in an airport restroom, there was more than a little distrust in his claims. “The Morton Downey, Jr.” show was cancelled shortly after that.

“Évocateur” explores all of this, and is a walk down memory lane for anyone that remembers the man, and his show. As for current conservatives, it is important to understand the rise and fall of Mort. While even his close friend, Lloyd Schoonmaker, admits in the film that Mort’s political beliefs were whatever served him best at any given moment, one thing the man did understand was how to turn populism into real entertainment. If the show was aired today, it probably still would appeal to a large audience, because of its off-the-wall flavor, if nothing else. However, Mort would be branded as RINO, because of he would often switch stands on various issues. As shown in a very short clip in the film, it apparently was done to “see how the audience reacts” – he was a showman first, pundit second if at all. His goal was to entertain, then inform. Today, entertaining audiences has either been abandoned entirely, or takes second seat to informing the masses. Conservatives today have been debating for years about how to reach a larger audience, and if Mort can teach us anything, it is that we’re going about it backwards. First entertain the people, and then inform them.

If there is one must-see film out there now for conservatives, it is “Évocateur”. This should be the start point for anyone seeking to spread the conservative message to a larger audience, because it is about a man who did it right, before he got everything absolutely wrong. His failure was highly personal, in that he was obsessed with eclipsing his father’s fame. However, on the tactical end, his other failure was in putting so much faith in one story – the Tawana Brawley story. It is a bitter irony that story didn’t spell the end of Sharpton as well. But, none of it lessens the value of what can be learned from Morton Downey, Jr. – the man that defined the populist conservative movement in the waning days of the Reagan era.

Interview with “Évocateur” director Jeremy Newberger: Listen here

Obama’s Dream of Gun Control Will Likely Lead to More Tragedy

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Obama’s Gun Control Strategy a Recipe for Disaster

Reasons why millions should oppose the comprehensive gun control measures and associated executive orders pursued by the President.

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The  President’s comprehensive strategy of legislation and executive orders to ban or control guns is a recipe for disaster that does nothing to cut down violent crime, but actually encourages it, and leaves Americans in danger not only from criminals, but by out of control local, state and federal government agencies.

Mr. Obama wants to ban certain types of guns, namely those that have more than one military feature, ban magazines with a capacity over ten rounds, universal background checks for all gun buyers including private sales, and requirements for doctors to report on the mental status of their patients and the presence of guns in their homes. All of these items do nothing to curb violence in this country but will serve only to increase it as millions of Americans are deprived of their weapons of choice and their fundamental rights to self defense, will violate their confidentiality rights with their individual physicians, and limit peoples’ freedom everywhere.
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In fact, all of this President’s public actions have been to limit the freedom of Americans while it increases his own safety and comfort. For example, the congress has passed legislation signed into law by this President that ensures this and all former living presidents will have guaranteed Secret Service protection for life.
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Does everyone not see the hypocrisy here? Obama wants armed guards around him 24/7 year round, armed with not semi, but fully automatic weapons, but will deny you and me access to semi-auto versions of these weapons for the purpose of our own self defense. This alone should be reason enough to oppose this president and what he is doing!

With these executive orders and with future planned gun control legislation he will make every law abiding gun owner an enemy of the state and the target of every law enforcement agency at every level. He decided this was best without regard to the third order of effects of what it would mean at the local level. For example, if gun laws like what the President favors are enacted by congress, what will be the result? Will county sheriff’s and city police be required to confiscate such guns when they find them? Will they be ordered to do round ups of guns, going door to door to find them and take them from previously law abiding citizens? Will drones fly over head to monitor the homes of registered gun owners?
And what will be the reaction of those millions of legal gun owners when the sheriffs and officers come for their guns? Will they be arrested, or will they resist? What will be the fallout of such confiscation?
In the American Revolution and in the Civil War, thousands suffered death and serious injury when the simple musket was the only weapon available. Imagine the tragedy of that time as thousands of young men fought and died in those horrible wars right here on our own soil?
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So much damage was done by a simple ball and powder weapon. Now fast forward to the present where many millions in this country own multiple round capacity semi-auto handguns and rifles. What sheriff in his right mind would want to approach a home and ask the home owner to turn over his guns? It would be one in love with suicide! Why would the president put so many law enforcement officials and private citizens at risk like this? Is he stupid? Is there an agenda?

Fortunately many sheriff’s are already coming out against confiscation legislation and for good reason.
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Gun manufacturers and sellers like Mills Fleet Farm have publicly voiced their objection to the proposed laws. Good for them!
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Thousands flock to get their guns and ammunition before new laws are enacted preventing them from having them.
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The President has said that new gun laws won’t be enacted unless the people demand them. When was that an issue? The people didn’t want Obamacare, the Affordable Health Care Act, and yet this President rammed it down the Nation’s throat.
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Who believes this President and his Vice President have any credibility when it comes to gun control and violence, especially after the failed gun tracking program Fast and Furious that resulted in the death of thousands of Mexicans and one American Border Agent, Brian Terry?
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Who believes this President, and the Vice President, Joe the Human Gaffe Machine Biden have Americans’ safety interest at heart? After all they allowed their own friends in the State Department die in Libya as they watched in real time, even though our military had the power to help them They didn’t even allow our ambassador to have an armed contingent of Marines to help him. If the President won’t protect his friends, how can we expect him to protect us?
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The President gave arms to Libyan insurgents, facilitating the overthrow of dictator Muammar Qaddafi. When the fight was over, Obama sent his friends to retrieve those weapons. The people said no and Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his employees paid the ultimate price, unable to defend themselves. A Navy Seal hero was also killed as he tried to protect the State Department staffers. He called his higher command for help, expecting to get it, but it never came.
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A man who allows his friends to die cannot be called upon to defend his enemies. It is obvious to me that he has made himself the enemy of millions of law abiding Americans. Don’t tell yourself it can’t happen here, after all, gun confiscation is a part of American history, both in the near and distant past. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, my three favorite things, tried to seize guns from a remote rancher in Ruby Ridge Idaho, a former Green Beret and a quite man. Randy Weaver, who was harming no one, lost his wife, young son and dog in an unprovoked attack by the ATF.
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The ATF also attacked the communal home of the Branch Davidians in Waco Texas. The siege there caused the death of 80 people, many of them innocent children. While the religious practices of this group might be considered strange, to date they had been hurting no one. It was never proven in court that they did anything wrong. It was alleged that they had illegal guns and gun parts, but who is to say now, after the horrendous fire burned all the evidence? The charismatic leader David Koresh seemed a bit odd, and indeed may have been guilty of a crime, but he never had his day in court. How can we expect fair treatment from a government who views us all as Bible thumping bitter clingers?
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Radio host and media personality Glenn Beck posted a brilliant and sanguine analysis of the gun control debate this week on his network The Blaze. He said we should all act like Gandhi, Jesus Christ, and Martin Luther King, Jr. choosing peaceful activism over confrontational violence. It is well that we should fear such a confrontation as it could shatter the nation. Glenn Beck is right, but what happens when the visit at your door isn’t a polite knock, but an armed assault like the ones that happened in Ruby Ridge and Waco? Must we engage in violent action then in order to defend our lives? I fear that this government will give us no choice, and that is a tragedy.
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We agree with Beck that we should all let cooler heads prevail in the debate coming about gun control in light of the horrible tragedy in Newtown CT and in gun related violence elsewhere. The issues of gun accessibility and mental health are important, but we should not rush into legislation that is proven to have no affect on the problem. It should be remembered that in states that have shall issue gun permitting laws, gun violence is drastically down, while in states like Illinois and New York, gun violence is skyrocketing.

In the end, the fate of our country rests with us. We are all torn by the tragedies of gun violence, but is that an excuse to exclude certain types of firearms from public consumption? Hold your representatives to account and demand that they protect the Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Citizens robbed of their gun rights suffered horrible tragedies in this century and centuries past and we should learn from their example: from the Native Americans, to the blacks bonded in slavery, those denied the right to bear arms suffered as no other under the brutality of their own government.  The history of gun control is a history of genocide.
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Smoking Gun: August Cable to Sec. Clinton “Ten Islamist Militias And Al Qaeda Training Camps” Surround Us

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As the information slowly tirckles out on Benghazi, one item can no longer have any doubt–the White Houses’ narrative regarding the “video” is ludicrous.  And from that untruth, we see lies after lie compounding the cover-up narrative.  That old saying “what a tangled web one weaves, when we practice to deceive”, could be the byline to every story on Benghazi.  If you saw it in a movie, jeers and reviews of “bad story line” and “not believable” would be the norm.  What we cannot do, is deny this is in fact what we have lived through as reality.

From FOX October 31st, Catherine Herridge reports on cable received directly to the desk of Hillary Clinton on August 16, 2012.  This cable outlines an environment of which the “Regional Security Officer” for Mission Benghazi states he does not believe “the consulate could be protected.”  The cable marked “secret” summarizes the Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi :

“RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.

and this:

the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed “on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning.

In light of the uncertain security environment, US Mission Benghazi will submit specific requests to US Embassy Tripoli for additional physical security upgrades and staffing needs by separate cover.”

Now, how can Obama, and anyone “in the loop” send Susan Rice out to those Sunday shows,  the Sunday after the attack, and look the American people in the eye, and profess the “we didn’t see it coming, it is due to spontaneous protests, anger over the video” motive.  How could Hillary Clinton looked at Ty Wood’s dad, and vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the video?  Obama in the Rose Garden on September 13th?  This is all a huge cover-up.  This cannot be incompetence, no that cannot be.  We are 5 days away from this Election.  Americans deserve to know what it is Obama is covering up.  Is it the “gun running”?  There is evidence that “Mission Benghazi” was tasked with smuggling guns into Syria, through Turkey, arming the rebels, which are Al Qaeda backed.  No American who truly cares about this Country can say this is some story about “politicizing” an event to win an Election.  This goes to the very heart of the Obama Administration, and were four Americans sacrificed by Obama to avoid the uncovering of something so terribly bad, the lies weaved became so tangled, only an outcry from the American population at large will remedy it.  In a “related” matter– Glenn Beck threatens “media outlets” who apparently have “benghazi emails” they will not release.

Restoring Love: The People

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This past weekend, my husband, brother and I had the honor of attending Glenn Beck’s Restoring Love. Without a doubt, it is one of the defining moments of my life!

As we walked around before the event, we met a lot of people. We wanted to get to know the people attending, and what exactly had drawn them to this event.

We met a couple from Minnesota, and Pam told us:

“We are here for such a time as this.” She said she believes that God has orchestrated this time, and she believes Glenn is a prophet, ordained by God, stating that “you will know a prophet by what they say and it coming true.” She believes it’s time for us to ban together as a nation for truth, saying the problems in our country are not political, they are spiritual.

Ephesians 6:12-18 says:

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

We also met Shawn, who had flown in from Aurora, Colorado the morning of the event, and was flying back out after the event. As we talked to him, we found out he planned to take a cab back to the airport. We immediately told him we would give him a ride to the airport. We all hung out together until we went inside the arena, and ironically, found out that he was seated in the same area as we were- the floor of the arena, just on the other side of the stage. After the event, we met back up, had dinner together, and took him back to the airport. Without going into a lot of the details, we all know without a doubt that God had ordained our meeting! Had things happened any other way other than the way they happened, we would not have met Shawn, though he was just a few feet from us!

One couple we met as we were waiting outside the gates to be let into the arena, the Kennington’s traveled to Dallas, Texas from Utah. When we asked them why this event was so important to them, that they would travel all this way, her tearful response defined the day:

“We love America! And we want it back!”

You can view the Kennington’s full interview here:

We also met Ronald, a gentleman on staff at the arena. Ronald was another God-ordained moment in our evening! Ronald had been assigned to stand by the stage for the night, to help guard the historical artifacts that Glenn had flown in for Restoring Love. People were milling about, asking him questions about the different items, and we happened to strike up a conversation with him. He told us that he had tried to get his teenage sons to come to the event, but  they refused to come. He also told us that he had no idea what to expect, and was quite upset that his supervisor had put him so close to the stage. Ronald told us he would have preferred to be back in the back, rather than right up front. However, he had been able to hear part of the practice, and told us he was overwhelmed with what he had seen already. Now, what makes Ronald so special is that he is a black man. We know that race is not an issue for us Tea Partiers, but the main stream media tells Ronald otherwise! Knowing that he was not there by choice, but rather for his job, I would love to know what Ronald thought about the night!

We met many other wonderful people that day. It is a day I will forever hold in my heart and memory!

If you were not able to attend Restoring Love, you can watch the full event here.

Epic Beckfest, Restoring Love, Wraps Up in Dallas with Music Concert, History Lesson and Serve-Your-Neighbor Call to Action; but no Chalkboards.

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Did anybody see the epic Beckfest known as Restoring Love this weekend in Dallas? Business Insider has pictures. National Conservative Radio Host Glenn Beck wrapped up his three-part series with a history lesson, music concert, performance and monumental serve-your-neighbor call to action, with just a hint of what is to come in the future. Absent from the event was Beck’s renowned chalkboards. Oh well.

This event, Restoring Love, was billed as the final installment of the trilogy that began with Beck’s Restoring Honor in Washington D.C. and continued with Restoring Courage in Jerusalem, (the capital of Israel.) Knowing Beck, it was going to be big. He worried aloud for months on whether or not he was going to fill the ginormous stadium he was renting, but not only managed, but sold out two other events as well, the Freedomworks Free Pac and the Women’s Conference as well.

What struck me was not the enormity of the event. Beck, like Sarah Palin, always garners huge crowds. So many showed up ready not to just be entertained and inspired, but to help. Beck boasted Saturday that thousands showed up to participate in service training and stuffed semi-trucks bound for eleven US cities to help the poor. These trucks were filled to the brim with food and clothing meant to help needy families and the volunteers who showed up at Restoring Love were responsible for filling those trucks with their labor and donations.

On Saturday Beck deliberately pokes President Barack Obama and other leftist politicians square in the eye with the admonition that Americans don’t need permission to help their neighbor and won’t be stopped, referring to municipal governments around the country that have actually blocked charities from helping the poor.

Beck also alluded that this event, though big, is not the end of service. Every day from now on is an opportunity to build on what was begun. Beck also hinted at an event and partnership with Freedomworks coming up in Ohio in the very near future.

Those who missed the Restoring Love event can view some of the speeches at The Daily Beck You Tube site where the creator has posted many of Glenn’s past programs, including speeches this weekend. Some of the most pivotal are the comments from dynamic speakers like C.L. Bryant, whose movie Runaway Slave comes out in theaters very shortly. Dana Loesch gave a moving speech as did Deneen Borelli, John Fund, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul. The cast was diverse which should raise the ire of pc cops who continually unfairly call Beck a racist.

I especially enjoyed Beck’s use of props, though sadly, the chalkboards were absent. Lincoln’s writing desk, John Wilkes Booth’s handwritten manifesto, an original painting of George Washington praying, the Liberty Bell, a $2 million baseball card. All of these showed the incredible greatness of America as well as our scars. Moments of history both good and bad propelled us into The Now and shapes our future. It is our turn to make a legacy for those who come after us.

Westboro Baptist protestors -photo by Rebekah Phelps-Beck via Twitter

As noticeably absent as the chalkboards was any commentary on the MSM about the Beckstock. What media there was seemed to comment on the negative, like the Westboro Baptist Church cook-heads who showed up outside to protest “Love”. Fox News in Dallas wrote a paragraph or two about the Westboro cooks with no analysis and left it at that. Unfortunately for us, or fortunately as your perspective dictates, there are some good analysis from a blog called Rip and Reader, which is sourced heavily in Glenn Beck’s own Internet Publication, The Blaze.

Rip and Reader includes quotes from Westburo which I find interesting. They claim that Beck is a false prophet who has stated his hate for God, to which I say, “show me the money? Show me the proof!”

I think a lot of Beck haters despise his rather unique version of American Religion and his Mormonism. I’ve researched Mormonism and I don’t agree with their theology, I’ll say that right now. But Beck has never made pronouncements on the deeper theological points of Mormonism that separate them from other Christian denominations. Beck’s version of American Religion seems shaped by values we all can share; faith, family, service, patriotism. I’ve not once heard Beck say anything against faith or God.

Whether or not you are a person of faith or not, whether or not you find yourself on the political left, right or middle, the Beckorama event poses some interesting questions that may have interesting diverse individual answers. Where do we as a nation go from here? Beck says, are you going to be a person who pushes ahead and does good, or are you one who embraces anger and stays on the couch, (paraphrase)?

Beck bemoans the fact that one of his mentors, a spiritual mentor for the country really, Billy Graham, could not attend. While that would have been nice to see Mr. Graham, I don’t think the event could have been much improved upon. After all, it wasn’t about one man and a personality, it was about us as Americans and the world wide Freedom Movement.

What’s next?

Bachmann letter raises furor over inclusion of Muslims with extremist ties as advisors to the Department of Homeland Security

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in the news again and under fire for her unflinching criticism of the government for its adoption of Muslims associated with terrorist affiliated Muslim Brotherhood as advisors for Homeland Security.

A scathing letter addressed to the Inspector General of the DHS specifically names three individuals used as advisors to the DHS, granting them high level security clearances as a result, who have direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Bachmann calls for the investigation of the matter as well as corrective action.

The Bachmann letter states:

 “. . . the Department of Homeland Security has utilized in a key advisory role  three individuals with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, other Islamist organizations and causes: Dalia Mogahed, Mohamed Elibiary, and Mohamed Magid.”

Bachmann doesn’t flinch, but names names and specifics in the letter, co-signed by four of her colleagues in the House Of Representatives: Trent Franks-R Arizona, Louie Gohmert-R Texas, Thomas Rooney-R Florida, Lynn Westmoreland-R Georgia.

Bachmann goes on to say: “The problematic nature of this arrangement is evident. . .” and a cause of great concern. It is of great concern, unless you are the President or his White House staff, who don’t seem to have a problem with any of this.

Bachmann notes in the letter that these members, and others, may be having undue influence on the way law enforcement and the military are trained to identify and deal with extremist Muslim terrorists organizations, noting the softening of the language in regards to such groups and the outreach to these groups that could tip off the enemies of our country before action against them can be taken.

Michele Bachmann and her colleagues in the House might as well be talking to a wall when it comes to addressing this issue to the White House, who seems not to have qualms about inviting these dangerous individuals into Washington for a sit down. But it should also serve as warning bells to those who are listening and keeping score. It should be noted that the politically correct policies regarding those sympathetic to Jihad led directly to the tragic shooting at Fort Hood, allegedly committed by trained psychiatrist and Army Major Nidal Hassan. It should also be noted that the shooter was interested in homeland security issues and attended events for the George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute during the Obama administrations initial transition into the White House.

Jerome R. Corsi makes the claim in his column for World Net Daily that alleged Fort Hood Shooter, Hassan, is listed on the event’s final report as a uniformed services participant. In his column entitled, “Shooter Advised Obama Transition: Fort Hood triggerman aided team on Homeland Security Task Force” Corsi includes a link to the very document where Major Hassan is listed as a participant as well as video of Hassan at an event. The University acknowledges to Corsi that Hassan did attend, but says it is unclear if he had any direct influence in the committee’s final report. A link to the document in question is no longer available and the document has been scrubbed from the George Washington University’s website, but I have included them here, and here.

The University says it is unclear if Hassan had an influence on a national security report. But, that’s not the point is it? The point really should be that dangerous Muslim radicals are attempting to access high levels of our government in order to influence them in favor of their Jihad against the west; and government officials seem to be unable or unwilling to vet these people properly.

The Army clearly knew about this military psychiatrist’s radical beliefs as I am sure the DHS must know of the affiliation of these radical three. But because of political correctness, or incompetence, they refuse to act to prevent these people from having influence at the highest levels. And Americans have and will suffer as a result.

Bachmann appeared early this morning on the Glenn Beck radio show to outline her reasons for the letter. Her comments can be seen on TheBlaze.com. Beck and Bachmann have been allies on the issue of Muslim extremism, leading Beck to produce a three-part video series on his flaghip Internet TV show GBTV, entitled “Rumors of War”.

Conservative Radio Host Glenn Beck

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison

The White House isn’t the only ones who would like to ignore this issue. Minnesotan Congressman Keith Ellison piled on recently with CNN’s Anderson Cooper where he called his colleges’ concerns over Muslim extremism infiltrating the government as “nonesense”.

Ellison, the first African-American representative from Minnesota, and the first Muslim to be elected to Congress, admits in the interview that when he asked for proof of the allegations, House Representatives sent him a 16-page document. Ellison poo-pooed the document, telling Cooper, “Sixteen pages doesn’t take nothing and turn it into something, it’s still nothing, and the fact is, I would hope that we would let our saner, more courageous spirit prevail.”

We believe Muslims should have a stake in the government of the United States, provided they are properly vetted for radical Islamic or anti-American views!

Glenn Beck to go on a bit longer

Mercury Radio Arts, the parent of the Glenn Beck Show on radio is expected to announce this morning that it has renewed its contract with Premiere Networks which means that Glenn will be on the radio for another five years.

Premiere is a unit of Clear Channel and brought Mr. Beck’s show into syndication a decade ago and has seen Glenn’s show reach ratings that put him just behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

As Julie Talbott, President of Premiere said, “There are a handful of superstar talents, and Glenn Beck is truly one of those.”

From Glenn’s perspective, Premiere is a must-have considering the publicity power the outfit brings for Mr. Beck’s GBTV internet television offering. Without syndication the new streaming internet TV subscription service would likely languish.

Glenn become more well-known from his work on CNN then Fox News. Now his audience is mostly FM Conservative talk radio with his GBTV service bringing in an added audience.

Glenn Beck's Departure from NYC: Mad Genius or Horrendous Flameout?!

Did I just see on GBTV last night that Glenn Beck plans to build an amusement park in Dallas? Then why was he talking about underground roads in Walt Disney Land and the layout of homes and businesses at Epcot and why was that important?

As you may or may not know, last night was Glenn’s last broadcast of his new GBTV show from the studio in New York City before the big move to Texas. His life is full of transitions now it seems. He left Fox News and now he’s left the city all together. He bid NYC adieu and described his love-hate relationship with that city. Goodbye rats. Goodbye neighbors who harassed him in elevators. Goodbye historic skyline.

I’ve been watching this experiment of Glenn’s called GBTV this last year with great interest. As I have done so I think I’ve seen a change in Glenn, from mild mannered Fox News host to mad genius. He reminds me of that little character in Lilo and Stitch who created the Stitch character as a weapon of mass destruction. Glenn is the guy who says, “I prefer the title of Evil Genius” and this GBTV enterprise is the ever destructive Stitch. “I would never make more than one! Bru ha ha ha ha ha ha!” Brutish laughter dies in echo as Glenn gets on the plane to the southwest. Very naughty!

Glenn Beck may well be the Howard Hughes of the Internet. He didn’t invent it, that credit goes to the Intrepid Al Gore. No, but he’s taking it to the next level. GBTV is his Spruce Goose. We don’t know how it will fly, maybe it won’t get off the ground. Maybe it will crash and burn. I for one am invested in seeing which it is. I’d like to think the wacky Mormon rodeo clown will be irritating Liberal Progressives for years to come. Hopefully he will have a better end than Hughes did.

Whatever you may say about the diabolical Glenn Beck, he is creating jobs. Maybe I could get a job at this new theme park? I could be the attendant at the Fabian Socialists’ Ride of Doom. Listeners know about his affinity for “underground rollercoaster’s” i.e. the prank he pulled on Baltimore residents in his April Fool’s Day radio creation of “Six Flags Under Baltimore”. I could give the dialogue and help riders understand the horrors they’re experiencing.

“No Madam. Kids can ride too. No height minimum. Children can fit in the gas chambers just as well as the older people.”

As we travel through the tunnel dark before emerging into a mockup city of Auswitz Death camp, I would announce to the petrified audience strapped tightly in their cars, “On the left you’ll see the swimming pool where the guards took their leisurely swims. On the right you see the pile of Jewish personal belongings, clothes and shoes discarded just before the people went into their final “shower” at the gas chamber.” Imagine the joy on the children’s faces and the admiration for theater and history from the loving parents who brought them.

Glenn’s work has been a combination of terror, mortification, entertainment, enlightenment and laughs. It will be hard for me to not have him around over the Christmas holiday. I guess I’ll just have to go to my family holiday parties and suffer through until his emergence again in January. Maybe I’ll get the latest GB book, Being George Washington, as a Christmas present? It has been difficult for me not to scoop it up from the shelf prematurely. Oh how aggravating!

Meanwhile, maybe I’ll entertain myself on Twitter and Facebook and post more wacky vids on my Pat Gray Fan Page. Oh that Pat! Without Glenn he’s the next best thing. Why do you suppose, excuse the A.D.D Moment, do you think my boys Andrew Brietbart and Glenn Beck don’t get along? Are they still miffed at each other about that Shirley Sherod thing? Can’t they just get over it and be friends again? Maybe I can create a hashtag group on Twitter and have my Twitter friends post their theories on how we can broker a peace deal between Blogger and Media Mogul? Do you remember the You Tube battle between Star Trek’s Bill Shatner and Star Wars’ Carrie Fischer? George Takei stepped in to save the day in pursuit of what he called “Star Peace”. I could be the George Takei of the blogosphere?

And fans, please, do not misread the statement above. I’m not going to Vegas to marry my boyfriend. I don’t have a boyfriend. Girlfriends good, boyfriends no. To each his own. OMG! Moving on.

Glenn Beck’s departure isn’t totally without precedent. Rush Limbaugh, the Godfather of Talk Radio, departed NYC for the paradise of Florida years ago. You think the Mayor and City Council would get the message as the job killing taxes drive many entrepreneurs from that great city. It will be hard for them to have any revenue at all to tax if they keep that up, but that’s their problem. As we have seen, New Yorkers have the double edge sword of seeing all that revenue depart while still having to deal with the slaying commentary of the Godfather of Talk emanating from his quiet beach home. I can see him now in my mind’s eye, with his feet on the desk, cigar in his mouth, laughing all the way to the bank.

Hopefully it will be the same for Glenn. I have enjoyed his rants on GBTV and I’ve enjoyed getting my news from his new news outlet, The Blaze. Amy Holmes is Hot! We need to see more of S.E. Cupp though. I miss her half-hour show. Oh well.

Did anyone see the stunning performance of Alex Boye on GBTV’s Christmas Special two nights ago? He sang “I want to walk with Jesus” on his knees. It was very moving. I had the impression of Job bemoaning his outcast state to God, or more poignant, an African-American slave doing the same. Let the Leftist talking heads call Glenn a racist. He had African-American gospel singers from the Bronx on his show! Man were they ever good! Wow. I cried like a little Glenn Beck.

His stance on Israel has been heartwarming and courageous. His adventures into comedic entrepreneurship have made me laugh till my sides hurt. His desire to help the downtrodden with his new charity, Mercury One, is ambitious as it is generous. His exposition of progressive history in the United States has been thought provoking and scary. His commentary on the real Founders has inspired me. I think we will see great things from Glenn and Co. in the future. Is it January yet? Turn the damn page!

I’m already in Glenn Beck withdrawal. What can I do?

Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year!

Hank Williams Jr. Calls Media Kamikaze Pilots!

As many are probably aware, last night the country music awards occurred. The show began with a tribute to Bocephus, as Brad Paisley, who jokingly called himself Bradcephus, began by playing the tune to Williams’ Monday Night Football theme song, which ESPN yanked from the air, because apparently Hank Williams has no right to express his opinion. Carrie Underwood stopped him in horror, explaining they couldn’t sing the song because Williams ‘compared’ Obama to Hitler. The two then jokingly sang about how people could drink before interviews but not compare the president to Hitler on national TV. Bocephus himself then appeared and the trio sang an opening for the awards to his football theme.

What country music fans, and those who don’t subscribe to Glenn Beck’s new network, GBTV, don’t know is that Williams repeated his offense mere hours before the tribute.

On Wednesday night, GBTV did live pre-coverage of the awards show and Glenn Beck himself sat down with none other than Hank Williams Jr. As they chatted, Williams mentioned the work that he has been doing since ESPN kicked him off the air for exercising his first amendment right. Williams discusses the new album he has been working on, and uses yet another World War II analogy to describe his motivation. “When I get motivated look out. I’m Pearl Harbor. They were the Japanese. Look out,” Williams said in the interview.

When will the violent rhetoric end? Clearly, he’s accusing the media of being Kamikaze pilots out to destroy him! Where’s the outrage, media?

Sarcasm aside, any rational human being can see that he is not in fact calling the media outlets Kamikaze pilots. Just as saying that Boehner playing golf with Obama is like Netanyahu playing golf with Hitler is not equating Obama to Hitler. It is using a literary device to make a point more understandable by drawing parallels to events or figures a person is familiar with. The point here is to point out the media hypocrisy, who get outraged over the use of metaphors but have no problem with Bill Ayers blowing up buildings with the Weather Underground and holding a professorship at the University of Illinois, or Joe Biden calling Tea Partiers terrorists. In Biden’s case, we were told that we shouldn’t focus on language. So how come in Williams’ case it’s perfectly fine to focus on language? To the point where he lost his job over something he said?

Sorry main stream media, but until you address that problem, my loyalty and viewership will remain with ‘crazy extremists’ like Glenn Beck and Hank Williams Jr, who stand up for what they believe in and don’t persecute those who think differently.

Serious questons arise about Cain accuser Sharon Bialek

On Tuesday, the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain released a statement putting his latest accuser Sharon Bialek’s history into full public view.

The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances – which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity attorney and long term Democrat donor Gloria Allred.

In the courts, Ms. Bialek has had a lengthy record in the Cook County Court system over various civil lawsuits. The following cases on file in Cook County are:

  • · 2000-M1-707461 Defendant against Broadcare Management
  • · 2000-M1-714398 Defendant in lawsuit against Broadcare Management
  • · 2000-M1-701522 Defendant in lawsuit against Broadcare Management
  • · 2005-M1-111072 Defendant in lawsuit against Mr. Mark Beatovic.
  • · 2007-M1-189176 Defendant in lawsuit against Midland Funding.
  • · 2009-M1-158826 Defendant in lawsuit against Illinois Lending.

Ms. Bialek was also sued in 1999 over a paternity matter according to ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV). Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011

In personal finances, PACER (Federal Court) records show that Ms. Bialek has filed for bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois bankruptcy court in 1991 and 2001. The respective case numbers according to the PACER system are 1:01-bk-22664 and 1:91-bk-23273.

Ms. Bialek has worked for nine employers over the last seventeen years. Source: WLS-TV, November 7, 2011

While the Cook County Circuit Court docket search does reveal a  Sharon Bialek as a defendant in the above cases, the Cain campaign is the first official confirmation that it is the same Sharon Bialek that is accusing Herman Cain of sexual impropriety.

The campaign’s release also asks key questions as to the timing of Ms. Bialek’s claim, how her high-powered legal team is being funded considering her vast financial troubles and what, if anything, Sharon Bialek is receiving in return for coming out so close to the primaries.

Some recent history that the release did not point out is that Sharon and Herman were together last month. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that at the TeaCon meeting last month, radio host Amy Jacobson (AM 560 WND) observed Herman Cain and Sharon Bialek hug and talk closely.

They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.

She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.

She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”

Huh?

“I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.

The “he”… is GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women.

The “she”… is Chicagoan Sharon Bialek, who held a news conference Tuesday as the only woman to PUBLICLY accuse Cain of sexual harassment.

In an interview with Glenn Beck on his GBTV network, Amy Jacobson – the source for the Sun-Times article had a slightly different account:

Jacobson described that at a Tea Party convention in October, the accuser, Sharon Bialek, rushed Herman Cain backstage. She held his attention for 2-3 minutes, and after what appeared to be an intense and in-depth discussion Bialek stormed off.

Jacobson didn’t know what was said or why Bialek left the way she did, but the account on the Chicago news site and in the interview tell different stories of the interaction – and neither shines a positive light on Sharon Bialek.

CDN's Newest Talk Show: Married To The Game!

While conservative talk radio has no shortage of hosts and personalities, sometimes it does seem to have a shortage of ideas.  Sometimes it feels like everybody is saying the same things, and the only thing that really differentiates them is who can yell the loudest.  That’s where Married To The Game comes in.

Married To The Game is a new show and part of the CDN family that’s designed to be a “safe” place to discuss politics without worrying about the typical conservative litmus tests.  The words “RINO” and “true conservative” are not used here.  Instead, we focus on news and solutions for problems in an open and honest manner.  If you’ve refrained from listening to political talk radio, because you’re tired of hearing the same positions ad nauseam, then Married To The Game might be for you.  And… did we mention it airs on Saturday nights?  Be sure to tune in starting at 10pm (East) and 7pm (West) on Saturday nights, and feel free to call in to make sure your voice is being heard.  Be sure to check out the sample below.

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