Oh My!: Wis. Fleebagger’s Campaign Mail Piece Deemed “False, Ridiculous”, “Pants on Fire” Lie By Politifact

Wow, Wis. Politifact, tell us what you really think:

The claim is made in a flier Wirch’s campaign mailed July 25, 2011 to voters. The flier cites Uline, a national distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials, and includes this headline:

“Bob Wirch helped bring Uline to our area — creating 800 local jobs.”

So, did he?

Uline describes itself as a family-owned company that employs 2,600 employees across the country. It was founded in 1980 by Dick and Liz Uihlein; Dick Uihlein is the great-grandson of the founder of the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., one of Milwaukee’s famed beer makers.

The company was headquartered in Waukegan, Ill., just south of the Wisconsin border, when it announced n June 2006 that it would expand in Pleasant Prairie, a Kenosha suburb about 40 miles south of Milwaukee. Both Wirch and Steitz, a lawyer who is making his first run for public office, live in the village.

Uline made big news in January 2008, when it announced it would move its headquarters to Pleasant Prairie and build a distribution center there, investing $100 million and employing 1,000 people by 2010. The company also said it would utilize state government incentives that were later calculated to be worth up to $18.6 million over nine years.

The Wirch campaign flier led Dick and Liz Uihlein to issue a statement in response on Aug. 3, 2011.

“We worked with a variety of state and local officials during the relocation process; however, state Sen. Wirch was not one of them,” the couple said in the statement, noting they do not support Wirch’s campaign.

That’s a strong rebuttal to Wirch’s claim that he aided in the company’s move.

The statement also noted that a bill Wirch sponsored to help Pleasant Prairie with economic development — which is also mentioned in his campaign flier — was not introduced until July 2011 — months after Uline had completed its relocation. The bill was “by no means a determinative factor in our decision to relocate,” the company’s statement said.


Wirch’s claim of helping land a big new employer is not only false but ridiculous — or, Pants on Fire.

According to Wisconsin native, Steve Eggleston in the Greenroom, the Steitz/Wirch race is tightening,  what more, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is actively organizing GOTV efforts in both districts.

A colossal embarrassment to the Wirch campaign like this one could prove to be toxic for the embattled fleebagger in this tight race

Hat tip: Charles B.


Founder Of The Muslim Canadian Congress Says Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated White House (With Updates)

Tarek Fatah, moderate Muslim advocate, and political progressive,  recently told an auditorium, filled with thousands of Canadians, that Americans need to know that “the religion of Islam is being used as a tool by a fascist force,” and has infiltrated the White House. The speech was given in Toronto at Ideacity, “Canada’s premiere meeting of the minds”.

“The dangers we face; if we do not confront them today, our children will not forgive us tomorrow”.  Tarek Fatah delivers a passionate call to action, asking the ideacity 2011 audience to draw the distinction between Islam as a faith and Islamism as an ideology.

Before we go on, here’s a little background on Tarek Fatah, via Wikipedia:

Tarek Fatah (born November 20, 1949) is a Canadian political activist, writer, and broadcaster. He is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State[1] published by John Wiley & Sons. In the book Fatah challenges the notion that the establishment of an Islamic state is a necessary prerequisite to entering the state of Islam. He suggests that the idea of an Islamic state is merely a mirage that Muslims have been made to chase for over a millennium. Chasing a Mirage was shortlisted for the $35,000 Donner Prize for 2008–09.

Fatah’s second book, titled The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism,[3] was published by McClelland & Stewart in October 2010.

In May 2009, Fatah joined CFRB 1010. Later that fall, he joined John Moore‘s morning show as a contributor.[4] Currently, he co-hosts “Friendly Fire,” with Ryan Doyle on CFRB NewsTalk 1010’s evening show.

Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress. Fatah advocates for gay rights, a separation of religion and state and a “liberal, progressive form” of Islam. He opposes Islamic law[citation needed], the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the War in Iraq. Some of his activism and statements have met with considerable criticism from Canadian Muslim groups.

Fatah campaigned for Barack Obama, and now is now saying, via Noisy Room:

“I want you to focus and I hope you can talk to your families and your friends and your neighbors that when someone says that there is a penetration of Jihadi Islamists within Canadian society, do not dismiss it as some right-wing xenophobic racist rant.

Today in the White House there are three members of the Muslim Brotherhood that influence Obama’s policy.

  • One is Rashad Hussain of Indian origin who is the American Ambassador to the 52 nation organization of Islamic countries.
  • Dialia Mogahed who writes his speech who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
  • Just day before yesterday, another woman, an academic, was appointed in that circle.

This is happening while we sit silent and I say that as a Liberal Democrat, as someone who worked and campaigned for Barack Obama.

We have evidence in Canada of this penetration that’s going on.”

When I hear this in the wake of our recent grievous losses in Afghanistan — losses that some are whispering could have, should have been avoided, I am sick to my stomach. 

Navy Seal Team 6 was sabotaged – but by who?

Longtime readers of this blog already know I, and many others in the conservative media went to  great lengths to expose Obama’s radical associations and supporters in  2008. I can still hear the the left’s wailing refrain, “Guilt by association!”. No, you idiots. It was guilt of association. No normal person is friendly with that many Islamic radicals and Marxists as I tried to point out here, and here.

One glaring example was Obama’s close friendship with Muslim Brotherhood supporter, Rashid Khalidi:

Khalidi, a Yasser Arafat toady, got $75,000 through Obama and Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers from the Woods Foundation, and later Khalidi returned the favor by hosting a fundraiser for Obama. Obama “lavished praise” on Khalidi in 2003 when the former PLO functionary took a job at Columbia University, according to an LA Times article last year. It’s hardly ancient history, and Khalidi is hardly an acquaintance.

Hey, LA Times. Now that we know, or at least suspect Obama is giving White House appointments to active members of  the Muslim Brotherhood….do you think you release the freakin’ tape, already?

Noisy Room continues:

Obama’s embrace of those who hate America and actively pursue the destruction of our country from within and externally has been on display for quite awhile and it’s time we see, speak and hear the truth.

Obama brought the Muslim Brotherhood into our White House; no one but Obama did this. He brought George Soros into our White House, an anti-Semite who aided the Nazi’s and a financial terrorist who is making billions off the economic misery Obama has purposely caused in our country. Many Americans fail to understand this while the media hides the truth. From corrupt dictators (e.g. inviting President Ali Bongo of Gabon to the White House) to domestic terrorists (e.g. Bill Ayers) to self-proclaimed Communist/Marxist (e.g. Van Jones), these, and many more like them, are the people Obama brings into our White House… these are his friends and associates.

Do you know people like this? Do you work with people like this? Would you appoint three Muslim Brotherhood members to the White House if you were President?

The Muslim Brotherhood creed:

“Allah is our objective, the prophet is our leader, the Koran is our law, Jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

“Jihad is our way” explicitly endorses the reinstatement of a worldwide Islamic regime.

Here’s a short clip of the speech:

Video of full speech, here.

See also:

The Gates of Vienna: Rashad Hussain: Obama’s Man in the Ummah

On February 14, (2010) the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report first broke the story of Rashad Hussain’s statements about Sami al-Arian:

Rashad Hussain, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.”

FrontPageMag: Appeasing the Muslim Brotherhood (4/2010):

In “Appeasing the Muslim Brotherhood” at FrontPage today, Nonie Darwish exposes his closest Islamic adviser, Dalia Mogahed:

When President Obama spoke to the Muslim world in Cairo last June, a large portion of his guests were leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The speech was designed to please them more than supporting the reformist movement in Egypt and across the Muslim world.

The Obama administration has hired the first White House Muslim advisor, Dalia Mogahed, who helped with writing Obama’s speech. Mogahed is herself an Islamic ideologue who supports Islamic Sharia and denies any connection between radical Islam and terrorism. Mogahed, who was born in Egypt, has also been a firm defender of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Both of these US groups are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Canada Free Press: Obama’s Muslim Czar: Obama’s Muslim Czar

According to an article by Stephen Schwartz, a prominent American convert to Islam, in the Weekly Standard on October 20, 2009, it turns out that the Islam embraced by Mogahed is decidedly fundamentalist — a brand that endorses Shariah or Islamic law (which, of course, goes against American laws), approves of a restricted role for women (including the wearing of the Muslim headdress, hajib, in public), and calls for a global Islamic government.

Born in Egypt, Mogahed was brought to America as a child; earned a master’s in business; collaborated with tireless defender of radical Islam Georgetown professor John L. Esposito in producing a controversial study, Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think; and became a senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.

Michael Savage: Obama Lies About Islam At Iftar Dinner:

“Do Muslims require that a president lie to them?”


The Soros alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood, via FrontPageMag: George Soros and the Muslim Brotherhood:

Soros is waging his own personal ideological war against America by shoveling seemingly limitless funds into organizations giving life to his “progressive” vision of social justice.

That vision, like the Muslim Brotherhood’s, identifies America and Israel as the “Great Satan” and “Little Satan” respectively, who must be demolished to pave the way for a purifying, redemptive utopia. These common enemies unite progressives and Islamic fundamentalists in what David Horowitz has coined an “unholy alliance.” As Andrew C. McCarthy writes in The Grand Jihad, “With their collectivist philosophy, transnational outlook, totalitarian demands, and revolutionary designs, Islamists are natural allies of the radical Left.”


Thus Soros and his spokesmen like Muasher see opportunity in the unrest roiling the Middle East and North Africa – opportunity to support the enemy of their enemy.  The numerous ties of Soros and his Shadow Party cohorts have been documented; they include the master puppeteer’s own Open Society Institute and various anti-Western Islamist groups in the revolutions. It has been confirmed, for instance, that the International Crisis Group (ICG), led in part by Soros, has long petitioned for the Egyptian government to “normalize” ties with the previously banned Brotherhood – for example, in a June 2008 report called “Egypt’s Muslim Brothers: Confrontation or Integration?” And this talking point is echoed by Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Soros-funded Center for American Progress: “Any real democratic opening would lead to greater participation of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood​ in a future Egyptian government.”

Soros himself has put forth this argument. In a February Washington Post editorial entitled “Why Obama Has to Get Egypt Right,” he asserts with almost comic optimism that “the Muslim Brotherhood’s cooperation with [Egyptian opposition leader] Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who is seeking to run for president, is a hopeful sign that it intends to play a constructive role in a democratic political system.”


… by calling for the Muslim Brotherhood to be given a seat at the table and a hand in fashioning the future of the Arab world, George Soros may be biting off more than he can chew with this alliance of convenience. To quote Andrew McCarthy again:

Revolutionaries of Islam and the Left make fast friends when there is a common enemy to besiege. Leftists, however, are essentially nihilists whose hazy vision prioritizes power over what is to be done with power… Islamists, who have very settled convictions about what is to be done with power, are much less so. Even their compromises keep their long-term goals in their sights. Thus do Leftists consistently overrate their ability to control Islamists.

Whatever nasty surprise awaits Soros and the Left in the long-run, at the present time they and the Muslim Brotherhood are solidifying a formidable alliance that threatens American capitalism, sovereignty, and security at home and abroad.


Creeping Sharia: Obama’s Ramadan Guest List Omits Controversial Attendees

Hat tip: Brian B.

Linked by Doug Ross in Larwyn’s Links, and Daily Pundit, thanks!

Your Sunday Hymns: In Paradisum and Libera me Domine

In honor of our recent fallen warriors in Afghanistan:

In Paradisum – 

Libera me Domine –

See also:

Atlas Shrugs: The Fallen Warriors in the Afghan Ambush by Jihadists: Single Largest Loss of Life in One Day

 The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday released the names of U.S. military personnel killed in Saturday’s downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan.

(CNN) Thirty-eight people were killed in that attack, eight of them Afghan military personnel. It was the single largest loss of life for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began in late 2001

Of the 30 Americans, 17 were Navy SEALs.

Twenty-two of the dead were U.S. Navy personnel, the Pentagon said.  Fifteen were SEALs belonging to the top-secret unit that conducted the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan.  Two others were SEALs assigned to a regular naval special operations unit.Five were so-called conventional forces with particular specialties who regularly worked with the SEALs. The other eight U.S. troops killed were three Air Force forward air controllers and five Army helicopter crew members.

NATO said it killed the militants responsible for the attack.  Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid rejected that, saying a NATO airstrike killed a separate group of insurgents.

The Latin lyrics and English translation below the fold:

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