Project Veritas: To Catch A Journalist (Video)

James O’Keefe is still engaging in his favorite past time – catching liberals behaving badly – as typified by this liberal  Rutgers Professor who’s more than happy to engage in ‘pay for play’ for big union bucks. But don’t worry, he assures the union decoy – he won’t “ink the deal”, unless his research reaches the desired outcome. And there are ways to finesse that outcome.

Apply these same standards to climate research, and you have a pretty good idea how that fraud came about.

If you like exposes like this, here’s O’Keefe’s donate page at Project Veritas. Let’s help keep him going.



Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute Debate, Tonight (Video)

The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute will host their first-ever presidential debate tonight:

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, eight Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., to tell America where they stand on foreign policy and national security in a special debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, broadcast on CNN and moderated by Wolf Blitzer.

The debate marks the first time that either Heritage or AEI — both nonprofit, nonpartisan research institutes — has sponsored a presidential debate. Businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Representatives Ron Paul (TX) and Michele Bachmann (MN), former Governor Jon Huntsman (UT), and former Senator Rick Santorum (PA) will square off, addressing an issue that should be central for these contenders for the White House: Which presidential candidate will best protect our nation and amplify American leadership, and how will they do it?

Over the past few days, workers have been busy transforming the empty auditorium at Constitution Hall into a full-scale television set.Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together.

On his show, earlier today, Rush imagined that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who will moderate tonight’s debate, is busy rehearsing a response to the tongue lashing he will likely receive from Newt Gingrich. Can’t wait for that magic moment.

You can follow the  issues at the  debate website and be sure to follow @Heritage on Twitter as they live-tweet the entire debate. You can listen live stream, here. I’ll be live tweeting for Sulia. My channel is here.


Here’s Rush’s comments from earlier, today:

RUSH: Folks, I have to tell you something.  We got another Republican debate tonight.  It’s sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.  It’s gonna be moderated by Wolf Blitzer, CNN.  It’s gonna be broadcast by CNN.  It’s a Heritage Foundation debate on foreign policy.  And from what I’m told, old Wolf is out there preparing a response to Newt Gingrich if Newt chides him for the way he’s conducting things as the moderator.  You know, Newt’s been going after the media in these debates, and media’s been sort of flat-footed at the time of the attack, and they wait ’til later that night or the next day to formulate their response.

Wolf is prepping.  Wolf is rehearsing.  From what I’m being told, Wolf Blitzer is rehearsing various retorts to Newt Gingrich, and he and his staff are trying to think of various things that Newt might say to insult them.  It’s sort of like preparing for hecklers.  That’s what Wolf is doing to get ready for the — (interruption) No, I don’t know why they can’t find some conservative to moderate one of these debates.  That’s one of these rhetorical questions that doesn’t have an answer, but if you’re gonna have CNN broadcast it why do you expect to have a conservative moderating it?  It seems to be a misplaced expectation.  Anyway, as I’m watching all this, I keep asking rhetorical questions here, but I still want to ask them.  When will the media do an anal exam of Obama?

20% v.s. 55%: Women of #Occupy v.s. The Tea Party

Tina Dupuy of The Atlantic,  having visited eight Occupations in the U.S. and Canada, reports on what can only be called a “gender gap” in the Occupy movement:

During the very first week of the Occupation in LA I noticed that the gender breakdown in its General Assembly (GA) and various committee meetings was roughly the same as the within the U.S. Congress. In other words, about one-fifth of those who were participating in the (small d) democratic part of this Occupy encampment were women. It was the same with the people who slept in the camp.

This is pretty consistent throughout the movement in general.

She notes that this is a point of concern at the camps:

I’m not the only one to notice the Occupy gender gap. This issue is talked about at GAs, I’m told, a lot. Nearly every night at Occupy LA, the question comes up: “What can we do to get more women out here?”

It shouldn’t be a mystery why more women don’t join the movement.  R.S McCain delivers the obvious explanation in his post; Shocker: Chicks Don’t Dig Camping Out With a Bunch of Smelly Losers

There are probably women who aren’t bothered much by poor hygiene, and there may be women who aren’t bothered by a lack of toilet and bathing facilities. But I think you’ll have a hard time finding women who aren’t bothered by the kind of bad stuff that happens to women when they’re constantly surrounded by a bunch of scummy, predatory cop-haters: Rape, sexual assault, sexual assault, rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, sexual assault, gang rape . . . You get the picture.

The Occupy movement’s seething hostility toward law enforcement is not coincidental to their seething hostility toward capitalism.

The rationale of these protests is fundamentally anti-social, so the protests attract deviant personalities — including drug addicts, psychotics and sexual predators — who aren’t really keen on the whole “obeying the law” trip. And while the simple-minded lefty punks who are leading the protests might not be violent rapists, neither are they the kind of guys that chicks usually like to hang out with.

“Girls just want to have fun,” as Cyndi Lauper famously sang. Camping out in a park with a bunch of unemployed dropout dudes whining about their student loan debt? Not fun.

Tina Dupuy downplays the “alleged rapes” reported in encampments.

One was in Occupy Baltimore during the first week of their encampment. Police said the victim’s claim lacked credibility and dismissed it. Another was at Occupy Philadelphia and is still being investigated by police. One protester was arrested in New York for rape. There’s this volatile mix of those waiting to pounce on anything to discredit Occupy and an open public space where female protesters are sleeping that absolutely anyone can wander into. There have been no reports of men being raped at Occupations.

A quick glance at John Nolte’s #OWS rap sheet, which is by no means exhaustive, would indicate a more significant problem with rapes and sexual assaults. (By the way, there has indeed, been a report of a deaf man being raped at #OWS.)

So, the #Occupy movement is led by scruffy, whiny, white  dudes, who look the other way when women are sexually assaulted at their encampments, but are baffled and embarrassed because more women are not a part of their movement.

The Tea Party, on the other hand, is led by fierce, strong willed women, who are looking out for their children’s futures like “Mama Grizzlies”. One poll indicated that 55% of the Tea Party movement is made up of women.

Many of the tea party’s most influential grass-roots and national leaders are women, and a new poll released this week by Quinnipiac University suggests that women might make up a majority of the movement as well.

Generalizations about such a decentralized assortment of local groups are difficult, and the poll’s assistant director, Peter A. Brown, cautioned that its finding that 55 percent of self-identified tea partiers are women has a relatively high margin of error.

But tea party organizers and activists say they’ve seen the influence of women firsthand — personified by the politician most associated with the movement, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, the headline speaker Saturday when tea party activists hold a pair of rallies in Nevada, one of them in Searchlight, the home of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

AsPeter Roff In US News Politics wrote back in September of last year:

To the extent that it is run by anyone, the Tea Party movement is–like all great social movements–largely run by women.

Many of the movement’s most important political figures, like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, are women. Many of its important writers, bloggers, and commentators–like S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch, Kathleen McKinley, and Michelle Moore–are women. And you are more likely than not going to see a woman like Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express, or FreedomWorks’s Tabitha Hale out front leading rallies, organizing activists, and driving the point home that the American people are fed up with the government in Washington. [See who contributes to Bachmann.]

[Check out our editorial cartoons on the Tea Party.]

In point of fact, the number of women holding visible, important, leading roles in the Tea Party movement are too numerous to list here or anywhere. But they are all part of an important social movement, one that filmmakers David Bossie and Stephen K. Bannon examine closely in their sure-to-be-controversial documentary Fire From the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman.

I was privileged to watch at an advance screening of ‘Fire From The Heartland’ at Citizens United headquarters in Washington DC, in September. If you haven’t seen this neat little movie, yet, I strongly recommend you do. The film, with an all-female cast, is the first to tell the story of the awakening of a new generation of women that are at the forefront of today’s re-born conservative movement.

Here’s the trailer:

Conservative women are about self-empowerment. We are not victims. We will not allow ourselves to be victims. We will not allow our children to be victims. Women on the left don’t want to be victims either. That’s why they stay away from the #Occupy camps.

See also:

Verum Serum: Atlantic: Tina Dupuy Glosses Over Occupy’s “Woman Problem”

Same take I had on that, but John goes more  into depth.

Any conservative group with such a record toward women would be denounced as misogynistic troglodytes. But because OWS is progressive, Dupuy minimizes the problems at the camps as “a couple of alleged rapes.” She spends more time focusing on how women might be better represented in the general assemblies than the actual record of assault and harassment toward women in the camps.

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