Loyal Friend of Joran Van Der Sloot Excuses Heinous Murder To Outraged Nancy Grace

I don’t watch her show, much, but every time I see her she’s seems teed off. Well here – she’s almost shaking with rage at this unbelievable creep of a guest who keeps insisting that his pal Joran Van Der Sloot was provoked by his latest victim because she had asked him about Natalee Holloway. She put herself at risk by putting herself in that situation, he argued.

‘You’re DEFENDING van der Sloot?’ she howled.

The conversation escalated when Grace described the bloody crime scene, and he persisted in his defense. Finally, she turned off his mic –  “I reserve this for very, very few people, but you, sir, are a fool.”

Just between you and me, I think the word she was looking for, was “douchebag”, but that one’s probably not allowed per CNN’s media guidelines.

Hat tip: The Blaze

Video: RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus on CNN Calls Debbie Wasserman Schultz Comments, “Pathetic”

Kudos to Reince Preibus, who sprang into action almost  immediately after the deplorable Debbie made her comments linking the Tucson shooting to the tea party’s incivility.

According to The Politico:

Priebus quickly went on the offensive, tweeting Wednesday afternoon that the Democratic National Committee chairwoman had recklessly connected the tea party movement to a tragedy. Priebus said Schultz “should apologize immediately for her reckless comments blaming the tea party for the horrific Tuscon [sic] shooting.”

The RNC also sent the quotation out to reporters, calling Wasserman Schultz “Obama’s lead attack dog.”

Priebus then went on CNN on Wednesday evening to say that she “speaks a little too much and went a little too far,” calling the alleged connection between the tea party and the Tucson shooting “pathetic,” and an attempt to “try to score political points.”

Wasserman Schultz responded on Twitter, writing that the Republican reaction was a prime example of the lack of civil discourse she was referring to.

“I would NEVER politicize Tucson-my close friend was shot. Your comment=lack of civility was talking about,” she wrote.

Democratic National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse also responded on Twitter, writing, “would it kill you folks in the Republican Party to stop making crap up.”

Of course the only ones “making crap up” are the democrats who keep trying to blame the Tucson tragedy on tea party incivility while saying they would NEVER politicize the tragedy.

I don’t think that playing the Tucson card was a smart move – it’s backfiring badly – but no one has ever accused DWS of making smart moves.

After Attending Twice As Many Fund-Raisers, Obama Raises Less Cash Than Bush Did In 2003

This is your feel-good story of the day, even though the AP is spinning Obama’s fund-raising efforts as an overwhelming triumph, dwarfing his competition, and making him an unstoppable political juggernaut.  John Nolte at Big Journalism is having none of that. Context is everything, you see.

Turns out, Obama is working twice as hard to make less than Bush did in 2003 –

Obama/DNC fundraising not only dropped off for the AP’s Precious One, but without even adjusting for eight years of inflation, President FailureTeleprompter was unable to beat the amount of money raised by the evil Bush/Cheney at this same time during their 2003 reelection effort. And I think we all remember how, at this same time, Bush was being pounded and demonized relentlessly by the corrupt MSM (including the AP) over Iraq. And yet, he raised more money than Obama.

How about that.

Read how the AP turned lemons into lemonade for Obama at Big Journalism.

After all of those campaign stops (many at taxpayer expense), and all of those undignified fund-raising emails begging for $3.00 for a chance to have dinner with the Emperor, and he still  isn’t raising as much as the eeevil Bush did.


WHD: Messina Scolds Slack Obama Donors:

Obama Campaign Chairman Jim Messina gave President Obama’s supporters a bit of his mind this morning, scolding them in video and email messages for failing to pony up enough cash for Obama’s reelection effort.

“We have a challenge I want to talk to you about . . . that keeps coming up,” a perturbed looking Messina said in the video, which you can see below. “Too many Obama supporters think we don’t need their money, or we don’t need their money now,” Messina grumbled. “I totally get why people think that, but they’re completely wrong.”

Messina accused his own supporters for having a sense of complacency.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

DHS Monitoring Websites In Order To Provide “Situational Awareness” In Order To Help Government Manage Responses to Cataclysmic Events

…Or Something…

Remember back in the good ol’ days when Americans only needed to feel paranoid about being watched when they were communicating with foreign Jihadis?

Reuters reported Wednesday afternoon:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report, according to a government document.

A “privacy compliance review” issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a “Social Networking/Media Capability” which involves regular monitoring of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.”

The purpose of the monitoring, says the government document, is to “collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”

The document adds, using more plain language, that such monitoring is designed to help DHS and its numerous agencies, which include the U.S. Secret Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency, to manage government responses to such events as the 2010 earthquake and aftermath in Haiti and security and border control related to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A DHS official familiar with the monitoring program said that it was intended purely to enable command center officials to keep in touch with various Internet-era media so that they were aware of major, developing events to which the Department or its agencies might have to respond.


These include social networking sites Facebook and My Space – though there is a parenthetical notice that My Space only affords a “limited search” capability – and more than a dozen sites that monitor, aggregate and enable searches of Twitter messages and exchanges.

Among blogs and aggregators on the list are ABC News’ investigative blog “The Blotter;” blogs that cover bird flu; several blogs related to news and activity along U.S. borders (DHS runs border and immigration agencies); blogs that cover drug trafficking and cybercrime; and websites that follow wildfires in Los Angeles and hurricanes.

The Atlantic Wire listed specific sites they’re monitoring:

Social Networks

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Myspace


  • The Drudge Report
  • The Huffington Post
  • The New York Times‘s Lede blog
  • Wired’s Threat Level
  • Wired’s Danger Room
  • ABC News’ investigative blog The Blotter
  • “blogs that cover bird flu … news and activity along U.S. borders … drug trafficking and cybercrime”
  • Jihad Watch
  • Cryptome
  • Informed Comment


  • Hulu
  • YouTube
  • Flickr

I added Jihad Watch, Cryptome, and Informed Comment because they were also specifically mentioned in the Reuters article.

DHS confirmed to Reuters the authenticity of the list, but officials authorized to speak for the Department did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and Peach Pundit, thanks!