“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Khalidi Obama Video: How LA Times Manipulates the News

The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama’s Khalidi Bash Tape


  1. If my guy pulls this off, the EB patrons should get some type of merit badge for tolerating and enduring the excruciating dirge that their sadistic host has inflicted upon them.

  2. I am really trying to restrain myself.

  3. It's killing me. The restraint part.

  4. Lester Crown is not publishing every thing he knows.
    Why take offense?

    Why ask why?

    It is his, to do with as he pleases.
    A newspaper is not a public outfit.
    It is a business, pure and simple.
    Does not even get bailed out, when they lose money.

    One that cannot be dictated to or regulated, much, by the government.

    Ain't that grand!?!?

  5. The LA Times IS Lester Crown, amigos.

    Learn it, Live it, Love it!

  6. Why, for example to quote the lawyer for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., haven't we seen an interview with Sen. Obama's grad school drug dealer -- when we know all about Mrs. McCain's addiction?

    Does Lester have every reporter in America in his pocket?

  7. Between Lester, Westinghouse, GE and Mickey Mouse, they pretty much do, bob.

    You could go get the interview.
    Or Limbaugh, or ...

    But there is no story there.
    Don't you see.

    Betcha, Ameros to doughnuts, that the cocaine story is a fabrication, in and of itself.
    By Obama, for Obama.

    There was no drug dealer,
    prove that there ever was.

    If Obamasan's credibility, as to his birthplace is challenged, why believe the other parts of his self told story?

  8. Where is a secondary confirmation?

    Who else was there?

    You have to take Obama's word for it. He is either honest, or not.

    No cherry picking the truths you wish are valid and casting the others aside.

  9. It might be, but I wouldn't bet dollars to donuts on it.

    There wasn't much connection to Ayers, and yet now some pretty good linguists have made a case that Ayers wrote some of his books. Just as you can tell if this is Twain, or that Hemingway.

    He's admitted he used--some years ago any candidate that admitted this would be out--up and through and beyond high school. And you'd bet dollars to donuts he didn't do some in grad school?

    Well, you might be right, the donuts might be worth more than the dollars these days.

    There are vast missing pieces to this person--whoever the hell he is--but the pieces are falling into place.

    Ah, reading your post again--you want to bet Ameros--that might be a good bet:)

  10. Obamasan, he is a wonder, bob.

    A blank slate.
    The answer to all things to the believers.

    Seven years in politics.

    Aiming for the top.

    I suggested he was the anti-Chrsit, none of our other posters cared to climb on that band wagon.

    Maybe there are not many real Bible believers, here at the Bar.

  11. A blank slate?

    anti-American wife
    bogus birth certificate
    abortion lover
    enemy lover
    put America 2nd

    blank slate?


  12. :)
    Was a blank slate! Started out a blank slate!

    I think there's still a lot of space on the slate, though.

  13. From the moment I learned of BHO I knew what he was...

    A polished Louis Farakhan...

    I stand correct....

  14. Anti-Christs come and go. The Russians thought Napolean was the Anti-Christ. Luther thought the popes were Anti-Christs. The Catholics thought Queen Elizabeth was the Anti-Christess. In the New Testiment the Anti-Christ doesn't get a whole lot of play.

    There is also a positive Anti-Christ---

    Some of the Spiritual Franciscans considered the Emperor Frederick II a positive Antichrist who would clean the Church from riches and clergy.[34]

    Many Protestant Reformers, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, John Knox, Cotton Mather, and John Wesley, identified the Roman Papacy as the Antichrist.[35] The Centuriators of Magdeburg, a group of Lutheran scholars in Magdeburg headed by Matthias Flacius, wrote the 12-volume "Magdeburg Centuries" to discredit the papacy and identify the pope as the Antichrist. Virtually all popes have been called the Antichrist by their enemies, and many popes have applied this title of "Antichrist", "son of perdition", or "man of sin", to their enemies as well. Some Catholics expected a son of Martin Luther to be the Antichrist, as his scion would be the son of an ex-priest and ex-nun.

    The Reformation allowed for more confessions of faith to be written. Previously, this was prevented by a prohibition on creed writing in the Council of Nicea. Lutherans, Reformed, and Anabaptists all included references to the Papacy as the Antichrist in their confessions of faith.

    For awhile I thought my cousin S. was the Anti-Christess. But I got over it. It's all depending on time and context.

  15. Messiah obsessed peoples tend to see the messiah everywhere....

    Those of us that have looked behind the curtain are not so impressed.

  16. From a discussion at Pajamas--

    27. Wellspring:

    It’s hard to see how this is even vaguely defensible. When this comes up, my left-wing friends get very defensive and outraged but still haven’t come up with a reason why this shouldn’t be in play and isn’t deeply disturbing. If this guy was Eric Rudolph or Timothy McVeigh and the candidate was John McCain, what would the Left be saying?

    When Ron Paul was caught in a very similar scandal (with those magazine articles), his campaign collapsed. Libertarians and conservatives, even those who greatly respected him, immediately saw this as disqualifying. The fact that Ayers has gotten off, that he’s totally gotten away with it, and that he’s now an object of at very least embarrassed affection (if that?) among the left-wing elite should be deeply disturbing to liberals.

    Oct 28, 2008 - 5:58 am

    28. RE:


    If there were such a relationship, it would be completely irrelevant.

    Oct 28, 2008 - 5:58 am

    29. Montaigne's Cat:

    I met Bill Ayers in 1968.

    I was a student at CWRU in Cleveland and attended a small SDS meeting that Ayers and Terry Robbins came to address. Robbins was positively a psychopath. He had hollow rage-filled eyes and meeting him was one of the most profoundly scary encounters in my life. Ayers sat grinning with his stare fixated on some internal images, nodding in agreement as Robbins propounded the need for revolutionary violence. Their message was that change was going to come, and by violent means because the democratic process was ineffectual at that particular historical moment.

    They both got off on the righteous idea and image of what was gonna happen. Until that day, I thought opposition to the Vietnam War was noble. My disillusionment that day was seeing clearly that to the leaders of that opposition, it was a strategy for them to seize power, and that they would gladly call violence down upon the heads of their followers. They believed that blood must flow.

    Ayers’ goals have not changed one iota. Robbins died making a bomb that blew up in a NYC brownstone and reduced the building, and himself, to smithereens.

    Oct 28, 2008 - 6:05 am

    30. Jeff:

    Ayers and Obama are very close. They rubbed shoes together in an office for three years. No way that they did not discuss issues of the day. Even if you give Obama the benefit of the doubt, and assume he did not look at society through Ayers lens; reading the text of what Obama says gives you the impression that he believes and agrees with Ayers the radical professor, while not agreeing with Ayers the bomb thrower.

    Many people I have met in Chicago think Ayers was justified because he was protesting an unjust war. It is an amazing thought process to witness. Most of these people are lawyers.

    Oct 28, 2008 - 6:05 am

  17. In a speech in Pittsburgh, Penn., Palin pledged that a McCain-Palin administration would fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, exempt disability programs from the domestic discretionary spending freeze they plan to institute next year, and will provide school vouchers so families can send their special needs children to the school of their choice.


    As soon as Palin spoke, Democrats issued a long list of examples in which McCain had voted against fully funding IDEA and other special education programs. They also noted that scientific studies involving fruit flies are helping further researchers' understanding of autism, a disorder that both Palin and McCain speak of frequently while campaigning.

    Palin's nephew has autism, something she mentioned in today's speech.

    Special Needs Policies

  18. This is interesting--

    Whitmore said that potential hate crimes are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If the same display had been made of a Barack Obama-like doll, for example, authorities would have to evaluate it independently, Whitmore said.

    "That adds a whole other social, historical hate aspect to the display, and that is embedded in the consciousness of the country," he said, adding he's not sure whether it would be a hate crime. "It would be ill-advised of anybody to speculate on that."

    You Can Hang Sarah, But Best Not Try Obama

  19. Wyoming has come a long way in its attitudes towards homosexuality over the last decade. When much of the national media observed the 10th anniversary of the brutal slaying of Matthew Shepard on Oct. 12, the Open Spaces series on Wyoming Public Radio pieced together the life and death of Sheppard through interviews with friends, family and law enforcement who investigated his murder.


    Since the tragedy, which became a national symbol of hate crime against gays, Wyoming has improved it general climate of tolerance, observers said.
    Last week the online Casper Star Tribune ran an L.A. Times piece on reclusive Saratoga resident Annie Proulx (“Writer no longer home on the range”), who gained notoriety when her short story “Brokeback Mountain” was made into the 2005 film.


    Proulx even indicated she sometimes wished she never had written the story.
    “Yeah,” one reader commented online, “she should have never written that book.”

    Media Watch

  20. Look at this--look at the casual attitude to a crime--if people can't see what's coming to America if this crew gets in, they're asleep---

    Obama donor ordered Big Brother probe of Joe the Plumber
    State agency director authorizes child-support check on senator's critic

    Posted: October 28, 2008
    8:43 pm Eastern

    © 2008 WorldNetDaily

    Director Helen Jones-Kelley (photo: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services)

    Following the third presidential debate, a state agency director and maximum donor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign immediately authorized a government background check of Joe the Plumber's child-support records.

    Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a $2,500 contributor to the Obama campaign, permitted state employees to conduct a check on Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

    Now Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is seeking to determine whether at least four probes on state computers were legal.

    Jones-Kelley denies the Support Enforcement Tracking System search was politically motivated and claims the check was ordered to verify that Worzelbacher was not behind on child-support payments.

    While the state agency director would not share information about Joe the Plumber's record with the Dispatch, Worzelbacher reportedly lives with his 13-year-old boy, and it is uncertain whether he has ever been ordered to pay child support.

    Jones-Kelley said such background checks are not unusual.

    "Our practice is when someone is thrust quickly into the public spotlight, we often take a look," she said. "Our practice is to basically look at what is coming our way."

    Ohio's Democrat Gov. Ted Strickland told the Dispatch his appointee, Jones-Kelly, did not authorize the check for political purposes.

    Seeds Of American Fascism

  21. Obama and Ayers in control of the FBI?


  22. Many people I have met in Chicago think Ayers was justified because he was protesting an unjust war. It is an amazing thought process to witness. ...

    Chris Matthews, of GE Broadcasting, he made that very same point, in a discussion with Pat Buchannan. Poor Pat, he acted like he was being hit up side the head.

    Not all terrorists are equally terrifying, as judged by the folks that bring good things to life.

  23. Mathews was agreeing it was ok to bomb the Pentagon?

  24. Sounds a lot like Nixon, having an FBI guy, G Gordon Liddy, doing extra ordinary legal work directly for the Oval Office.

    Worse, really, since Nixon really did have the FBI and IRS work an "Enemies List", while what Obama may or may not do, is still conjecture.

    Kinda like the Clintons having that bouncer fellow given access to the FBI files of their political foes.

    The power of the Government, is in the Government, not the personalities that happen to be in charge at any given time.

    Power corrupts, absolute power, it corrupts, absolutely.

    Some else said that, first, somewhere, sometime ...

  25. He drew the conclusion that since it was done "against the unjust war" it was not the same as being a "real" terrorist.


  26. If the power of the FBI is scary, bob, then the problem is with the FBI, not those that are in charge, from day to day.
    Administration to administration.

  27. Justin Peder Lehrke, 21, was brought back Friday to Blue Earth County. He had waived extradition in Kentucky after he was charged with kidnapping a 20-year-old woman Oct. 3.


    During a bail hearing Tuesday, Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney Michael Hanson requested Lehrke’s bail be set at $1 million with conditions or $2 million without conditions. He also requested the $125,000 posted for Lehrke’s previous bail be forfeited.


    District Court Judge Kurt Johnson set bail at the level Hanson requested. He did not order forfeiture of the previous bail.

    Charges Filed Against Lehrke

  28. Alas, we got to have an FBI.

    Wish we were all saints, wouldn't be needed.

    You're right, Nixon abused. So have many others.

    But here we have average government workers checking out Joe the Plumber for asking a question, like they were born to it. Scary.

    The power of the Government, is in the Government, not the personalities that happen to be in charge at any given time.

    Power corrupts, absolute power, it corrupts, absolutely.

    I agree with that. If there is no tool, it can't be used. Goes to the head. Obama and company though, are ideologically driven, which is scarier to me.

    The Carthusian Monastic Order--"never reformed, because never deformed"--they'd elect the head for one year only.

    The bigger the government, the more possibilities for abuse.

    Idaho was best when we had a legislature only every two years, and the discussions weren't about anything important.

    Another thing I see is the Justice Department lawyers doing their job, or not doing their job, just as they see fit, regardless. And some of the judges too.

  29. A recent billboard located at the New Road exit of Interstate-35 has created controversy in Waco. The board reads, " The Murder Rate Is Up!" followed by "Waco is the 7th most violent city in Texas," and is funded by the Waco Police Association.


    Waco also holds claim to Waco I.S.D. Stadium, which is easily the nicest stadium within a 150-mile radius. Not only does it support both Waco high schools, but it consistently draws 10 to 15 pre-district and playoff games.


    The Waco Police Association would be well advised to remove the billboard and find another way to push for more police funding.

    Waco's Economy

  30. 28. ledger:

    I cannot vote for a man that belittles the gravity of the holocaust.

    I cannot vote for a man who is a puppet of Nazi helper George Soros.

    I cannot vote for a man tells his partisan thugs to “get in their face.”

    I cannot vote for a man whose supporters “mace” elderly women and others.

    I cannot vote for a man who has his lawyers intimidate college reporters.

    I cannot vote for a man who parties with PLO thug Rashid Khalidi.

    I cannot vote for a man who consorts with terrorists Bill Ayers.

    I cannot vote for a man who will gut the military.

    I cannot vote for a man who wants spread propaganda via dubious new “Peace Departments.”

    I cannot vote for a man who wants to redistribute other’s money.

    I cannot vote for a man who is outwardly dishonest and hides his past.

    I cannot vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

  31. Bob,

    I just got an email from my mom. She's in Salmon. On a roadtrip with her boyfriend to Missoula and back.

  32. A big story this week is shaping up to be that the LA times has blocked the release of the Rashid Khalidi tapes.
    What's not mentioned is that after barak came back from Hawaii this week the Governor of that state sealed the record of his birth. No one is allowed access. Why? One of the rumors swirling over at FreeRepublic is that that Frank Marshall Davis is Obama's real father. Obama mentions Davis affectionately in his memoirs as a family friend. Davis was a noted McCarthy era communist and, uh, more. Sound over the top? Ok take a look at these photos of davis, and barak junior and senior.

  33. DR, were you born this grouchy, or did you come by it the hard way. Just snarlin' at everybody. ;)

    Perhaps your anxiety about an Obamasan victory is eking out? Or is it just a relapse of BDS?

  34. This birth certificate shit is troubling.

  35. But there is an even deeper problem that card check will exacerbate: There has been a major shift in the mentality of the modern-day labor movement, which now regards political advocacy as its main role rather than workplace representation. Witness, for instance, its advocacy of nationalized health care.

    Yet it is far from clear if union rank-and-file approve of this shift. Indeed, the 2004 Mackinac Center poll found that 43% of union members believed not enough union funds were spent on "efforts to secure better wages, benefits and working conditions."

    With card check, however, Big Labor will get more money and added flexibility to further ignore the wishes of its rank-and-file and pursue its political agenda.

    Big Labor

  36. They are having a good discussion at BC.

    86. outa my league:

    It happened again, Cedarford.

    McCain’s latest internal polling results, announced this afternoon, show McCain leading Obama in 4 of 5 key battleground states, and then what happened?

    The DOW shot way way up, 2nd biggest gain ever.

    You may think I’m Andy from Mayberry, but I’ve tied you up in Knotts, haven’t I?

    Which tracks with the track Obama and the market theory, which I am beginning to think is right.


  37. It's possible they might run into some snow, Sam. It's cold enough out that way.

  38. Bob,

    A cut from her email:

    There was fresh, white snow on the hills next to the road as we crossed back into Idaho on Lost Trail Pass, over 7000 ft, even though the temp was 62’ and sunny.

  39. Between Lester, Westinghouse, GE and Mickey Mouse, they pretty much do, bob.

    Where is FOX News?

    I'll tell you where it is. It's in the pocket of Saudia.

  40. :) That's Idaho/Montana this time of year!

    Dang, American Thinker has some good Articles

    There's something really strange about Obama.

    And Here about who enforces or has a right to sue under the natural born citizen clause.

    Surely, a state, if not an individual.

  41. Goodnite. You'll be rid of me tomorrow, unless the motel has a computer, and you're not blocked for inappropriate content!

  42. Bob,

    A motel room and a computer? Surely we can be more creative than that. :)

  43. Trish,
    Regarding the Hooters Tee prize.

    I'd rather you give it to your son. XL would probably not fit me that well (been wearing 2XL for years now), and I'm sure it would be a trophy for him.

    I had my rewards the day of the contest. That was good fun.

    Your tour and your husband's assignment puts you all in my thoughts and prayers.


    Go lightly on the drip...that camel's hump is just dr's head lookin' over his saddle. I'd a thought him taller, but ya just never know...might be a tall horse.

  44. Thank you, Linear.

    For circumstances such as this we have a saying in my house: It's all over sometime.

  45. How about Fisking this for us, Trish?

    Colombia Killings Cast Doubt on War Against Insurgents

    Civilians are increasingly becoming victims of Colombia’s long internal war against leftist insurgencies, according to human rights researchers.