On the surface the story regarding a Brooklyn teen gunned down by New York Police seems to be an obvious error and act of negligence on the part of the Police. However, now information being released on television indicates that the victim proclaimed, "Come and get me, shoot me! I have a gun, let's do this right now." This comes after the unraveling details also shows evidence that the neighors and witnesses all thought the young man was armed. Also, when the mother called 911, the teen could be heard in the background claiming he had a gun. The police, according the New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, were advised before arriving that the young man was armed.
The police, operating under department guidelines after recognizing the youth as a threat, fired upon the Brooklyn youth, firing as many as twenty shots, killing him. One witness, however, claims that the young man appeared as if he was surrendering when he was shot. And of course, Al Sharpton's National Action Network plans to launch an investigation. Deja vu?
O.J. is back in Court
In the recent arrest of O.J. Simpson regarding an incident in Las Vegas, Nevada, Simpson has maintained that he never saw any guns or asked anyone to bring them to the hotel room. The testimony of those involved say something differently. A witness has indicated that Simpson not only knew of the guns, but told the men to "bring some heat."
Explosion in the Philippines Kills 2, Injures 9
The Philippine House of Representatives was the scene of an explosion that killed a congressman and a driver. It is believed to have been a bomb, but the type of device remains unknown. No group has taken responsibility yet, but Muslim militants have hit targets in the capital in the past.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are threatening to deny funding for the Iraq Battlefront again
Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid echoed Nancy Pelosi's similar statement from last week saying that the Democrats will not approve more money for the Iraq war this year unless President Bush begins to bring troops home. Sounds like a blatant act of extortion if ever I've seen one. But that is how the Democrats work. They are unable to win the battle through normal political means, so they resort to coercion and intimidation. As I have said before, this Jihadist enemy we face is like no enemy we have ever encounterd before, and rapid withdrawal in the manner being pushed by the Democrats would result in disaster, and a greater loss of life by emboldening the enemy and placing them into a belief that they achieved victory. Such an emboldenment may then result in greater activity by the Islamic Terrorist networks that may result in another strike against the United States. Any troop pull-out should be under the conditions of victory, and even then, some American troops should remain in the region just as American troops have remained in Japan and Germany since World War II. Those that believe the Shia and Sunni will just kill each other off are failing to recognize that both groups desire worldwide Islamization and if united under a single leader can be a force impossible to stop.
Hillary Clinton Campaign Confirms Plant During Townhall Meeting
Mo Elliethee, the spokesman for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, admitted that the campaign planted a question, and that it would not happen again. The campaign arranging for some of the questions for Hillary Clinton was originally claimed to have been without Hillary Clinton's knowledge. However, later the plant came forward, indicating there was a number of plants, and that Hillary may have known to call on her. The plant, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, also told CNN that she had a question she wished to ask instead and the campaign told her not to (watch the video too).
United Nations Official Warns that it would be "Criminally Irresponsible" to ignore warnings about Global Warming
The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has established, based on their research, that the climate has begun to change because of greenhouse gases emitted by humans, including Carbon Dioxide. The IPCC believes that global warming will threaten the very survival of some people, most likely those residents of this planet in the poorest nations. Yvo de Boer, director of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change said at the conference, "Failing to recognize the urgency of this message and act on it would be nothing less than criminally irresponsible."
Well, then, I guess that makes me criminally irresponsible. However, I see it differently. I think that jumping on the man-made global warming bandwagon is irresponsible, and very ignorant. It is almost laughable how the beaurocracies regarding Man-made Global Warming act when it comes to those that disagree with them. People like myself are considered to be heretics. Disbelievers, according to them, must not care about the environment at all. From their point of view the planet is doomed and it is all the fault of anyone who is not willing to pull a little more money out of their pocket and spend it on the asinine programs and protocols they have put into place. The IPCC, Al Gore followers, and other members of the Church of Man-made Global Warming seem to conveniently ignore the fact that the Earth has warmed and cooled numerous times over the centuries, that at one time the ice age glaciers expanded well into the Midwestern United States, by studying air bubbles in air ice sheets and ice core samples the rise in Carbon Dioxide has historically followed warming tendencies rather than preceding them making it apparent that Carbon Dioxide increases do not cause Global Warming but are instead caused by the warming of the climate, that those not accepting the lie of man-made global warming are fully aware that any computer model can say anything you like if the variables are entered in just the right way, evidence shows that the sea ice in the Arctic has been melting (of which on 10% of the total is under our observation) and shrinking while in Antarctica the ice is actually growing, that in 1895 a scare regarding global cooling surfaced, only to be followed in 1929 by a warming scare, and alarmists again proclaimed global cooling in 1972, water vapor makes up 95 percent of all greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide is the last major greenhouse gas of which most non-human living things produce in percentages much larger than mankind is capable of producing and in reality the amount of carbon around the globe is fixed and what changes is how much carbon is held in sinks (places that hold carbon out of the atmosphere like soil and the oceans), around the year 1000 the Vikings inhabited Greenland and farmed the soil that is now permanently frozen, Mars is also experiencing a warming trend providing more evidence that points to the fact that the warming trend is due to Sunspot activity and cosmic rays rather than the carbon dioxide spewed out by SUVs and jet planes, Gobal Warming hasn't made hurricanes worse as predicted, and they fail to recognize the benefits of a warmer Earth should the trend continue as long as the alarmists proclaim. (Data obtained from "The Sky's Not Falling" by Holly Fretwell, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism by Christopher C. Horner)
Fred Thompson, Abortion, and the National Right To Life
Fred Thompson opposes federal legislation ending abortion, saying to Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press "I do not think it is a wise thing to criminalize young girls and perhaps their parents as aiders and abettors." He then went further: "You can't have a [federal] law" that "would take young, young girls . . . and say, basically, we're going to put them in jail."
This statement sounded familiar, because jailing women is a spurious issue raised by abortion rights activists. No anti-abortion legislation ever has proposed criminal penalties against women having abortions, much less their parents. Many members of the Pro-Life Right saw Thompson's statements as revealing an astounding lack of sensitivity about the abortion issue. However, now the National Right To Life organization recognizes that as a blunder, pointing to Thompson's voting record as Senator for proof that he is solidly pro-life, and evidence that he would appoint judges who would reverse Roe v. Wade. Abortion supporters, quick to proclaim that if Roe v. Wade is overturned it means that women would be jailed fails to recognize that the penalty would be directed at doctors for performing the procedure illegally, not the women and children.