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Aurora shooter insanity plea accepted

Donkey Hotey (CC)

Donkey Hotey (CC)

Accused Colorado theater shooter, James Holmes was in court today to plead not guilty due to insanity. If found guilty, Holmes could face the death penalty for the deaths of 12 movie-goers at the Aurora theater. The 25-year-old is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder, arising from the rampage that left 12 dead, and dozens more wounded.

Reuters reports:

The judge, Carlos Samour Jr., had delayed ruling on whether to accept such an insanity plea until legal questions surrounding the matter were resolved.

Among those issues was a challenge to the state’s insanity-defense law by public defenders. They argued that a provision of the statute that requires a defendant mounting an insanity defense to submit to an examination by court-appointed psychiatrists is unconstitutional.

Compelling a defendant to divulge information that could be used against him at trial and at sentencing violates his right against self-incrimination, they argued. But Samour upheld the law last week, setting the stage for Tuesday’s hearing.

Holmes has been hospitalized twice while in custody – once for self-inflicted head injuries, and once when he was held in restraints in a psychiatric ward. He was ordered to stand trial in January, after it had been revealed in testimony by investigators that he had spent months preparing to commit mass murder by acquiring firearms and bomb making materials.

Reuters publishes errant obituary of progressive hero George Soros

Reuter’s news agency accidentally published the obituary of progressive hero George Soros on Thursday even though he was not yet deceased – that we know of.

The epitaph contained the achievements and extortion of a life-long currency manipulator and feller of governments.

He was well known as “the man who broke the Bank of England” for selling short the British pound in 1992 and helping force the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, which devalued the pound and earned Soros more than $1 billion.

And his Soros Fund Management was widely blamed for helping trigger the Asian financial crisis of 1991, by selling short the Thai baht and Malaysian ringgit.

“Subsequently, Prime Minister Mahatir of Malaysia accused me of causing the crisis, a wholly unfounded accusation,” Soros wrote in The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered,” in 1998.

The Weekly Standard  continues by quoting:

“While Soros’ life has been marked by remarkable success in his far-flung endeavors, it has not been without defeat. His investment in France’s Societe Generale following Jacques Chirac’s aggressive program of privatization led to charges of insider trading, which he disputed, and eventual conviction and the payment of a small penalty,” the piece reads.

As far as CDN is informed, the hypocritical progressive champion is still alive and kicking.

Obama is the REAL Outsourcer-in-Chief

Obama has done some serious outsourcing as well

As President Obama slams Romney for being a “pioneer” in outsourcing jobs overseas, it appears the president himself and his most loyal supporters are leading the charge in American outsourcing.  According to William Bigelow of Breitbart.com, “Obama’s second largest fundraiser is John Rogers, the CEO of investment giant Ariel Capital Management. He has raised more than $1.5 million for Obama’s reelection campaign. Bully for him, except for one thing: Ariel Capital Management owns a $48.6 million stake in Accenture, which just happens to be, according to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, the nation’s “best” outsourcer.”

Additionally, “Obama’s largest fundraiser, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who raised $2 million for the campaign and co-hosted a $10 million Hollywood fundraiser in May, has been trying to outsource jobs to China by expanding his company’s work there. Why, Jeffrey has even been investigated by the SEC for doing it.

Americans for Prosperity released a series of ads detailing how green energy jobs were created overseas thanks to Obama’s stimulus program.  In fact, $2.3 billion dollars was wasted on such jobs.  With Obama spurring growth in China, Finland, and Mexico, it’s incredible for him to have the audacity to accuse Mr. Romney of being a “pioneer” in outsourcing when he himself seems to be the Outsourcer-in-Chief.

Furthermore, Facthceck.org accused the Obama campaign of “overreaching” with their “Come and Go” ad, which began airing on June 20.  In their analysis, FactCheck stated:

Two electronic outsource manufacturing services companies controlled by Bain Capital closed plants in the U.S. and moved work to Mexico. But Romney had left Bain more than a year before the plants closed at both companies.

A picture frame company with operations in the Far East, including in China, closed a plant in South Carolina. The Obama campaign cites the plant closing, but those workers were manufacturing photo albums for professionals — a line of work that the company discontinued because it was such a small part of the business.

Let’s take the companies one at a time.

The first is Modus Media, an outsource manufacturing services company controlled by Bain. The TV ad cites a June 2, 2000, news brief by Bloomberg News about Modus Media’s announcement that it would close its plant in Fremont, Calif., in September and open a plant in Guadalajara, Mexico. The company provided “customer support, inventory management, software packaging and computer assembly for companies such as AT&T Corp., Dell Computer Corp., and other technology and Internet companies,” Bloomberg said. About 200 jobs in California were eliminated.

But the announcement of the Modus Media plant closing occurred more than a year after Romney had left Bain. Romney took a leave of absence in February 1999 to head the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and he did not return to the company. He became governor of Massachusetts in January 2003.

A similar situation existed at SMTC Corp., which is also an outsource manufacturing services company. The company closed a plant in Denver, Colo., and moved some of its production to Mexico. The TV ad cites a March 29, 2002, report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by SMTC Corp. The report (page 7) says: “In June 2001, we closed our assembly facility in Denver, Colorado. … Production at the Denver facility … has been migrated to SMTC facilities closer to locations and to our recently retrofitted and expanded lower cost Chihuahua, Mexico facility.” But, again, Romney did not work at Bain in 2001.

Other attacks on Mr. Romney’s character, like being a “corporate raider,” is a favorite amongst members in the Obama camp, but “a Reuters editor told the Washington Post Fact Checker that the wire service typically refers to Romney as a former private equity executive or something along those lines and that the use of the phrase corporate raider, by a Reuters stringer, “must have just slipped through the net.”

(H/T Breitbart.com)

 

The Trump-Bashing Bandwagon

The list of people bashing, trashing and attacking Donald trump today is about the only thing  growing faster than our national debt. Many seemingly respectful writers, bloggers, newsies, politicians and self-titled intellectuals are all of a sudden turning into blathering, whining, sniveling , backbiting potshot artists all lining up to denounce Donald Trump today. This childish rhetoric seems to go way beyond the usual Democrat vs. Republican, or Liberal vs. Conservative political battleground bloviation. So what is driving this firestorm?  It could stem from outright jealousy at the fact that Trump is a self-made billionaire who actually answers to no one but himself, which allows him to drop the cowardly politically correct speech and say exactly what he feels about the current state of America under the Obama regime in front of crowds today.  Donald Trump’s campaign slogan should be ” Trump Uncensored.”  Trump doesn’t have to get permission from the standard censorship elitists when he makes a speech today. There are no editors or handlers holding sway over what he says, which is why we get some hard-hitting truths coming out of him today that seem to drive the politically correct cowards in the media crazy. Let’s have a look at who is leading the latest round of  Trump attacks and just  what their motives could be for them.

In a Tuesday article from Reuters.com we see a lineup of Trump-bashers from across the political spectrum. These include the following statements :

Karl Rove, who was the architect of Republican George W. Bush’s two presidential victories, called Trump a “joke candidate” for focusing on Obama’s birth certificate.

“The guy is smarter than this,” Rove told Fox News.

When looking at the progressive tendencies of the entrenched old-guard GOP  of the last twenty years and the fact that this country is now deemed a credit risk by Standard and Poor’s here,  one would have to think that anyone who thinks the American people are going to accept another career RINO-Republican for President in 2012 is the real jokester, Mr. Rove. The GOP protectionism auto-reflex against anyone not RINO-approved pops right up every time a viable candidate talks about the real issues facing America today. Donald trump is taking on all comers, including the RINO-Republican cowards, the nanny-state loving Liberals masquerading as Democrats, and the Obama-approved media propagandists too scared to tell the people the truth about the creeping Socialism that is driving us to the brink of financial collapse today. Just exactly what have you and the GOP done for America lately Mr. Rove that demands that we listen to or believe your rhetoric?

Also from the above-mentioned Reuters article we see the following:

And conservative newspaper columnist George Will told ABC News’ “This Week” online “Green Room” segment that Trump is a “blatherskite.””

“That is a word my grandmother was fond of as someone who blathers promiscuously,” Will said.

This is quite interesting in the fact that Mr. Will chose the ABC news Green Room segment as a platform to bash Trump. If  Trump is doing nothing more than blathering promiscuously, why the need for everyone  to denounce him today, including Mr. Will who is cashing checks drawn on the account of the Obama-approved ABC propaganda puppets ?  Mr. Will also went on to say that Trump is more important to the process than Obama ambassador Jon Huntsman, not because he is a more effective candidate, but, wait for it…, Trump stands to make the Republican party look bad. Truth has a way of making lots of people look bad, Mr. Will and we need a hell of a lot more of it today, whether you or the old-guard, big government loving career politicians like it or not.

Going back to that same Reuters article, we see some extremely hard-hitting truth about why Trump is being attacked by the GOP so ruthlessly today, from Jennifer Cook of the non-partisan Cook Report:

“It does seem that the GOP establishment is now engaged in a serious effort to undermine Trump’s candidacy.”

Reuters goes on to try to brand Trump as some kind of “new voice” at the end of that article, almost like some sort of fleeting dime-store novelty item:

“There’s unhappiness with the prominent names that are currently in the field. And when somebody comes along who already has high name identification, who sounds like he would be that new voice, a certain proportion of people gravitate to it,”

That new voice mantra happens to be nothing more than having the guts to tell the people the truth about the current state of America today. In dissecting the lies, misinformation and propaganda coming out of our current government and media propagandists today, I guess someone telling the truth would have to be considered to be a ” new voice.” Donald Trump is invaluable in his messaging today in the fact that he is forcing Americans to understand and discuss the destruction of American freedoms and prosperity through big government expansion, the irresponsible debt spending of career politicians, and the anti-American, anti-Capitalism propaganda coming out of the far left Liberal Obama political machine that is being promoted by the despicable media puppets of today. Trump is to be commended, not chastised or attacked for simply opening up the conversation about what is truly happening in America today. Critical thinking demands that all Americans look at the problems America faces today, the root causes and possible solutions, and address them immediately.

Trump is an uncensored, politically  incorrect maverick on the political stage today, and if we are to ever address the looming financial crisis and inevitable destruction of the American way of  life, we need to hear more from The Donald every chance we get. The truth is often a truly difficult pill to swallow. To deny the truth facing Americans today is to simply turn your back on America and continue down the pathway to her destruction. Keep on keeping on, Mr. Trump, we need to hear more of  it today, whether the career politicians, media puppets, and entrenched political machines like it or not !