Apparently The Ricin Terrorist Is A Democrat

Oooooh – Ouch.


MSNBC and CNN hardest hit.

Some conservative bloggers actually I.D.’d  the guy before his arrest was made known. The guy had left a painfully obvious internet trail.

Blogging buddy, Lady Libertyexplains:

Liberty speaks, out of curiosity, started this morning started searching one of the key phrases said to be in the letters as reported by FOX News:

An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News said the letter sent to Obama is still being screened, though it initially tested positive.

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

Liberty Speaks was able to find a post tied to a Chiropractor practice called Baker Chiropractic which featured one of the key phrases above:

“To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
– Dr John Raymond Baker

A link on this post led to another post in which Kevin Curtis, “Elvisguy’ (yes, he’s an Elvis impersonator) commented.

“Mr. Kirwan, I applaud you and anyone else out there who has the courage to step up to the plate with no fear of retaliation from those with something to lose by the threat that those who speak out and take action may cause…know what I mean? Kevin Curtis, Mississippi Activist”

So Liberty Speaks decided to Google Kevin Curtis, ‘Elvisguy’ and came up with his Facebook page which turned out to be a goldmine..

On that page, several posts caught the eye, one in particular was promoting a friend for mayor and included references to both President Obama and Senator Wicker. The post included the phrase:

“This is KC and I approve this message” (link to page)

Also on the About tab for Curtis, we find the other phrase from the Ricin letters:

“To see a wrong and not expose it,
is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
©Star Tribute EntertainmentTM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Game over. Enough said.

 ….While we did not get a screen shot of the above quotes, we did grab some others:

Right,  Paul Kevin Curtis was a big supporter of the Democrat candidate for Mayor, Jason Shelton, who seems like a decent fellow. It’s not his fault one of his supporters is a psychopath.


Bob Owens: Man behind ricin letters to politicians is a conspiracy theorist, Elvis impersonator

Ed Driscoll: Through the Looking Glass




The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn’t immediately clear.

Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., said Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody. Woodfin said he doesn’t know if there were any conditions on the release.

The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing without explaining the reason for the change.

His lawyer Christi McCoy, who has been pushing for the charges to be dropped, said in a text message Tuesday that she could only confirm that her client has been released.

“I can tell you he is with his family,” McCoy said.

McCoy has said that there is a news conference scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT with federal authorities and defense attorneys.

Curtis was arrested last Wednesday at his house in Corinth, Miss., and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and a Lee County, Miss., judge.

Tuesday’s hearing in federal court was canceled about 90 minutes after it was supposed to begin. Lawyers spent that time conferring with the judge. Later, Curtis and family members were escorted into a meeting room with his lawyers, followed by a probation officer.

On Monday, FBI Agent Brandon Grant testified that Friday searches of Curtis’ vehicle and house in Corinth, Miss., found no ricin, ingredients for the poison, or devices used to make it. A search of Curtis’ computers found no evidence he researched making ricin.

It’s now thought that Curtis was framed.

ANGRY Obama Lashes Out at “Willful Liars” Republicans and NRA (Video)

Hell hath no fury like a woman  Obama scorned.

Surrounding himself with human shields family members of victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and  former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, the petulant president, who chose to forego Margaret Thatcher’s funeral in order to stay in Washington and demagogue fight for gun control, lashed out at Republicans and the NRA as the bill went down in flames, today.

The Washington Times reported:

President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it “a pretty shameful day for Washington.”

“The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden about 90 minutes after the vote. “It came down to politics.”

As he spoke, Mr. Obama was surrounded by family members of victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Also with him was former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, wounded in an assassination attempt.

Senators voted 54-46 late Wednesday to expand background checks of gun purchases, six votes shy of the 60 needed for passage of the amendment.

Obama continued to rail that the amendment had been the bipartisan effort of Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) “a Democrat and a Republican, both gun owners, both fierce defenders of our Second Amendment with ‘A’ grades from the NRA.”

“Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill…[they] claimed it would create a ‘big brother’ gun registry,” Obama said. He said the “pattern of spreading untruths” about the legislation served a purpose: to enrage a vocal minority of gun owners.

Can you say “projection”, kids? Have we ever heard a POTUS talk like this about fellow Americans?

We haven’t. Obama has been historic in oh so many ways.

You know what I think  happened? Other than the fact that too many of us don’t and will never trust a thing this corrupt, far left, radical president says? Obama’s increasingly hysterical and obnoxious demagoguery just plain turned people off. As Rep Steve Stockman noted on Twitter, earlier, today.

And as Charles C.W. Cooke noted at NRO:

In countless appearances, the president has suggested that the interests of “our children” and “the gun lobby” are diametrically opposed, he has brazenly maligned the intentions of those who have the temerity to disagree with him, and he has made catharsis for the families of the Newtown massacre a national priority. It has been shameless. There is, it appears, no emotional pornography that the administration will refuse to distribute in the pursuit of its agenda.

But the approach betrays a certain desperation. As Kathleen Parkerobserved bluntly in the Washington Post last week, “nothing proposed in the gun-control debates would have prevented the mass killing of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and everybody knows it.”

Everybody does — which explains the mawkishness. The sole purpose of wheeling in innocent children, of pointing incessantly to the grief of victims of gun violence, and of relating tales of family suicide (as Harry Reid recently did on the Senate floor) is to dare your opponents to be hard-hearted enough to oppose your agenda. Instead of engaging his critics on substance, the president has done his level best to circumvent the debate by transmuting a dispute over the wisdom of new laws into an up or down vote on whether or not one is sad about gun violence.

But the emotional pornography continues, as a cringing America turns away.


Joel Pollak, Big Government: Obama: Gun Lobby ‘Willfully Lied’:

President Barack Obama lashed out defiantly and viciously at political opponents who defeated his efforts to expand federal gun regulations today. Standing with families of victims of the Newtown school shooting at the White House, the president claimed that opponents of expanded federal background checks had “no coherent arguments” for their position, and that the “gun lobby” had “willfully lied” in the course of the debate.
Ironically, while accusing others of lying, President Obama resorted to false claims and statistics about current laws, including the repeatedly debunked argument that 40% of gun sales are private, and that guns can be bought over the Internet without background checks. It was partly the dishonesty of those very arguments that had led potential supporters of new bipartisan legislation to doubt the administration’s motives in supporting the bill.

Keith Koffler, WHD: Senate Hands Obama Striking Gun Bill Defeat:

And don’t let the White House fool you that the bill wasn’t allowed an “up or down vote” – anything that moves in the Senate, except for a few budget bills, needs 60 votes. That goes for legislation backed by Republicans and Democrats. It’s standard operating procedure in the Senate, which operates more on a basis of consensus than the House.

Protein Wisdom: Contrite, embarrassed, duped CCRKBA withdraws support of Manchin Toomey bill:

Which won’t be trumpeted near as much as their earlier support for the measure, something the groups’ leadership assured everyone was a real boon for gun wonders — and in fact, was a huge ass-kicking moment for Mr Toomey.

Turns out Schumer was laying in wait and stripped out the pro-gun provisions at the last moment. Whoops!

To paraphrase Eric Stratton, you f*cked up. You trusted them!

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has withdrawn its support for the Manchin-Toomey alternative background check measure because a key amendment for restoration of firearms rights is not being considered.

Our support for this measure was contingent on several key provisions, the cornerstone of which was a rights restoration provision that is not on the schedule for consideration. This is not a reflection against Senators Joe Manchin or Pat Toomey, who are staunch Second Amendment advocates.Maybe. But that just means they are political useful idiots, as was the CCRKBA.


And good luck scrambling at the last moment to take back your support. Once you gave it, that’s all the press needed to hear. They sold that far and wide.

Center For Security Policy Video: Reject Perez

The Center for Security Policy  has released a 20-minute video featuring comments by six prominent public policy experts urging the Senate to reject the nomination Thomas Perez,  Obama’s pick to become the next Secretary of Labor. This “virtual press conference” (VPC) offers a litany of extremely troubling behavior spanning the nominee’s career prior to and during his tenure in his current position as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy, hosts the VPC and addresses Perez’s leading role in the Obama administration-wide effort to embrace, legitimate and empower the Muslim Brotherhood and its operatives.
Chris Farrell, Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch, describes Perez’s radical political philosophy and conduct before and during his time in the Justice Department.
Anita MonCrief, who once was a member of the hard-left group, ACORN, and is now a voting integrity activist with True the Vote, discusses Perez’s troubling proclivities with respect to immigration and labor law stemming in part from his past-presidency of Casa de Maryland, an organization that helps illegal aliens violate federal statutes.
Hans von Spakovsky, former counsel to one of Perez’s predecessors as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, who decries the “toxic culture” and mismanagement inside that organization as a result of the incumbent’s leadership – and the prevarication he engaged in during the course of a highly critical examination of the Perez tenure by the Justice Department’s Inspector General.
Rosemary Jenks, Director of Government Relations at Numbers USA, who questions whether the Senate can responsibly entrust the U.S. Labor Department to an individual who has worked to enable illegal aliens to take jobs from American workers.
J. Christian Adams, a former career attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Voting Section details various actions – some taken personally by Perez and others by his organization on his watch – that have subverted the principle of equal justice under the law.
On the occasion of the release of the Reject Perez video, Mr. Gaffney observed:
Tom Perez is perhaps the most controversial of President Obama’s nominees to Cabinet positions in his second administration – and that is saying something in light of the competition for that dubious distinction.  His past record and present mismanagement, if not actual malfeasance, at the Justice Department should disqualify him from serious consideration for not only the job of Secretary of Labor, but for any position of responsibility in the U.S. government.
His confirmation hearing is set for tomorrow.

Reports: Suspect Arrested in Boston Marathon Bombing (Video) UPDATE: No Arrests Yet

Multiple news sources have reported that an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings, but the actual stage of the arrest is in question..  Officials were able to  identify the bombing suspect, who has been described as a “dark skinned male individual”  based on a video.

This news, (if accurate) will come as a bitter disappointment to David Sirota of Salon, who recently opinedLet’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.

It’s a gut-wrenchingly stupid whine about “white privilege” – I defy anyone to get through the article without their eyes bleeding.

Folks on Twitter have  already discovered this guy, and are having some fun at his expense:  Awesome: David Sirota’s douchebaggery inspires hilarious #Siroting meme [pics]

Via Gateway Pundit:

UPDATE: Megyn Kelly on FOX News just said that no arrest has been made.

UPDATE: Boston police tweeted there was no arrest.

Hump-Day Link-Around: Iran Warned That Terrorism Was Coming To America


Read: Cowboy hat-wearing hero tends to Boston marathon victims

This post is going to be a collection of odds and ends the media isn’t picking up on for a variety of reasons, but mostly because not all of it is substantiated. There are a lot of conflicting theories out there about what happened in Boston – I report – you decide.

This report by  Reza Kahlili of WND may have a larger meaning or it may just be a coincidence.

A senior commander of the Islamic regime had warned less than two months ago that terrorism was coming to America.

“If the people of America and Europe do not confront the aggressive policies of their governments, they cannot then remain far from the possible future events (terror attacks),” the regime’s armed forces deputy chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, said in a Feb. 23 interview with Fars News Agency, a media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards. “Al-Qaida groups and other services which operate for the interests of America (in Syria) will soon change the region of their operations and thereafter create new problems for America and Europe.”

Jazayeri, objecting to U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war, warned that explosions similar to those in Syria would take place in other countries.

Aaron Klein is reporting that an al-Qaida-allied group in the Gaza Strip is “claiming that there have been arrests of jihadists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of the probe into yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosions.”

The arrests could not be immediately confirmed.

Members of Gaza’s Jihadiya Salafia group further said that al-Qaida is being credited for the attack in its affiliated online forums.

The Gaza sources told WND the online al-Qaida forum messages claimed the bombings were an al-Qaida response to a U.S. military airstrike that killed a high-profile Taliban leader and four other Taliban members last week near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan.

Jihadia Salafia represents al-Qaida in Gaza.

It was not immediately clear whether the Internet claims should be taken seriously or simply represented jihadists utilizing the explosions.

Debka File reported on Tuesday that a Saudi terror cell, possibly al Qaeda, behind Boston Marathon bombings. Manhunt for escaped suspect.

DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources can disclose however that the investigation has in fact homed in on a suspected terror cell of three Saudi nationals, very possibly tied to Al Qaeda.
The flat they share in the Revere, Massachusetts, near Boston, was searched after the questioning of one of the suspects, a Saudi student, who was hospitalized with badly burned hands. One of his flatmates was taken into custody over “visa problems.” A third is on the run. All three hail from a prominent Saudi family belonging to a tribe from the Asir province bordering on Yemen.

The search for the wanted man led to the grounding of a plane at Logan International Airport Tuesday.  The investigation has meanwhile broadened out to places in and outside Boston in a search for the cell’s accomplices.

The origins of the Saudi cell, if confirmed, strongly suggest that Al Qaeda of Arabia – AQAP –succeeded in planting a cell in the United States for the bombing attack in Boston – and possibly more than one in other parts of the US. Asir Province is known as a hotbed of resistance to the Saudi throne in Riyadh.
US law enforcement authorities in charge of the probe are refusing to confirm any suspects are in custody, or even leads to whoever carried out the bombings. President Barack Obama said in his second statement in 24 hours: “…we don’t know if who was behind the bombings were foreign, domestic or individual.” The President was forced to admit for the first time that the FBI was investigating “an act of terror.”

However, it’s being widely reported that the Saudi national is no longer a person of interest.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper briefed members of the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors in a pre-scheduled hearing that was supposed to focus on the budget, but Clapper began with an update of the bombings. Ranking RepublicanSaxby Chambliss (R-GA) emerged from the briefing and said he was told the 22-year old Saudi student who was injured during the bombings and remains in the care of a local hospital was no longer a focus of investigators.

“He was never categorized as a suspect; he was a person of interest. My understanding is that he totally cooperated and that he is no longer a person of interest,” Chambliss said.

But Walid Shoebat says not so fast: “Innocent” Saudi has ties to several Al-Qaeda Terrorists:

Perhaps a quick look at the Arabic sources should raise the eyebrows of every American relative to the extent of the problem at hand. Many from Al-Harbi’s clan are steeped in terrorism and are members of Al-Qaeda. Out of a list of 85 terrorists listed by the Saudi government shows several of Al-Harbi clan to have been active fighters in Al-Qaeda:

#15 Badr Saud Uwaid Al-Awufi Al-Harbi
#73 Muhammad Atiq Uwaid Al-Awufi Al-Harbi
#26 Khalid Salim Uwaid Al-Lahibi Al-Harbi
#29 Raed Abdullah Salem Al-Thahiri Al-Harbi
#43 Abdullah Abdul Rahman Muhammad Al-Harbi (leader)
#60 Fayez Ghuneim Humeid Al-Hijri Al-Harbi


Then you have Al-Harbi clan members in Gitmo:

Salim Salman Awadallah Al-Sai’di Al-Harbi
Majid Abdullah Hussein Al-Harbi
Muhammad Abdullah Saqr Al-Alawi Al-Harbi
Ghanem Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al-Harbi
Muhammad Atiq Uwaid Al-Awfi Al-Harbi


There are specific Saudi clans that are rife with members of Al-Qaeda, which makes it quite alarming as to why nearly a hundred thousand student visas are issued to these. Americans are clueless as to clan ties when it comes to terrorism.

Lesson one: Terrorism and crime by the Saudis is interlinked extensively within families, as we see in the Harbi clan.

Let me explain. Americans will never find the Kaczynski Clan official website supporting Ted Kaczynski.

Saudi Arabia is a far different story.

Shoebat was interviewed by Michael Savage, Tuesday night.

The DAILY MAIL is reporting that “Barack Obama’s administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings.”

Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others.

Meanwhile (surely, you saw this coming): TOP DEMOCRATS: SEQUESTER HURTING BOSTON BOMB VICTIMS:

The head of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), said on Tuesday that the sequester’s $85 billion slowdown in the rate of federal spending growth is hurting Boston’s ability to respond to Monday’s terrorist attack, which claimed at least three lives, injured 176, and resulted in over 25 Americans losing at least one leg.

“Chances are the mayor in Boston is now having to figure out how to cover for the extra costs involved in having so many people out there, for security, for emergency medical assistance,” said Becerra. “He’s probably now had to supplant money from some other part of his budget. Whether it’s community police, whether it’s a vaccine for kids provided through the city, they’ve got to pay for it.”

Big Government: House Minority Whip Blames Boston Marathon Bombings on Sequester:

In responding to a question about whether Monday’s bombings would force Congress to address the sequester, Hoyer said, “I think there are multiple reasons for ensuring that we invest in our security — both domestic and international security.”

Hoyer went on to say  that the country should not pursue “an irrational, across-the-board policy of cutting the highest priorities and the lowest priorities essentially the same percentage.”

“I think this is another proof of that–if proof is needed, which I don’t think frankly it is,” Hoyer said, in reference to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Nice try, ghouls, but the Republicans offered the president a plan that would have given the Office of Management and Budget flexibility in implementing the $85 billion worth of spending cuts scheduled for fiscal year 2013.

He rejected the offer.

 Bob Owens: Shock the system? Electrical grid, comms attacked near San Jose:

Many have tried to warn authorities of the fragility of of the electric grid’s substations including Herschel Smith and myself. Now someone in California seems to have taken it upon themselves to prove the theory, and then some:

California energy officials urged people in the South Bay to cut back on power use Tuesday after a PG&E substation was damaged by vandals overnight.

The California Independent System Operator issued a Flex Alert for Tuesday, asking Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley utility customers to cut down their electricity use until midnight, including by lowering lighting, turning off thermostats and powering down unnecessary appliances.

Vandals appeared to have shot up a bank of transformers at a PG&E transmission center just southeast of San Jose, a PG&E spokesman said. Crews were working to clean up an oil spill caused by bullet holes.

Could it have been vandals? That is a possibility. But this doesn’t seem like the kind of behavior I’d expect from random thugs, shooting over or through a fence. Instead, the facility’s perimeter fencing was breached and then key transformers apparently came under fire from inside the facility. The “vandals” also hit a secondary target:

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department said there was a breach of the security fence at approximately 3:25 a.m., and five transformers at the substation were vandalized by the gunfire.


This specific claim that “pressure cooker bombs have also been a signature of extreme right-wing individuals in the United States” appears to be completely unsubstantiated. Not a single example is given even in the CNN story itself of anyone other than al-Quadea using a pressure cooker bomb.

The article goes on to discuss the Olympic Park bombing by anti-abortion terrorist Erich Rudolph but those bombings were done with pipe bombs, not pressure cooker bombs. As the article says:

For example, the devices planted by Erich Rudolph at an Atlanta park during the 1996 Olympic Games were pipe bombs filled with gunpowder and nails to increase their lethality; it also had an alarm clock as a timing mechanism. Like the bombings in Boston, those devices were concealed in a backpack, according to a Department of Homeland Security report detailing the 1996 attack.

The claim in the previous paragraph was about pressure cooker bombs being a signature of right-wing extremists, not the use of pipe bombs or the more general use of a timer or a backpack.

As Breitbart News explained, instructions on how to make a pressure cooker bomb were provided in an issue of the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire. While it’s certainly possible that anyone of any political belief could have made such a device, there is no available data to indicate that any “right-wing” group in the United States or elsewhere has ever done so.

Larry O’Conner: MSNBC Analyst Falsely Claims Bush Disappeared ‘Couple Weeks’ After 9/11:

What a complete ditz.

MSNBC contributor Joy-Ann Reid is either grossly misinformed, ignorant or just willing to lie to NBC’s audience.

In an effort to enhance her glowing praise of President Obama’s response to the Boston Marathon bombings, Reid contrasted it with her memory of President Bush’s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

“Having, sort of, one person communicating with you is very important. We learned after 9/11 that when George W. Bush didn’t do it, Rudy Giuliani stepped in.  The whole country was waiting for him to come on the television for those first couple of weeks because you didn’t see the president.  President Obama has definitely learned the lesson that you have to speak early, speak often, speak confidently.”

Of course, Reid is just wrong.

Michelle Malkin:  America’s Empty Slogan: “See Something, Say Something”:

In brief remarks to the nation yesterday on the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama said that “we all have a part to play in alerting authorities.If you see something suspicious, speak up.” In Washington, D.C., electronic signs urged commuters to be on guard. Law enforcement, big-city mayors and security experts all echoed that famous post-terrorism refrain:“If you see something, say something.”

But who really means it?

In post-9/11 America, the truth is that our politically correct guardians only want you to see, say or do something if it can’t be construed by grievance-mongers as racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic, nativist or any other “-ist” or “-ic.”

Face it: We live in a self-defeating culture that pays lip service to heroic action in times of crisis, yet brutally punishes the very kind of snap judgments and instant security profiling that make such heroism possible in the first place.

Just take a look at some of the caustic reactions to citizens and watchdogs who stuck out their necks during and after the Boston Marathon bombings. A quick-thinking spectator at the race reportedly tackled a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student visa holder he believed was acting suspiciously. The student is not considered a suspect at this point, but remains a “person of interest” in the case. [Update: Late yesterday, the feds said the student is now a “witness.”] The student’s home was searched Monday night in Revere, Mass., by a phalanx of law enforcement agencies.

Time magazine correspondent Michael Crowley clucked: “It’ll be a real shame if a Saudi guy was tackled and held simply for running in fright — and for being an Arab.” Music producer Sledgren took to Twitter to bemoan “prejudice in America.” Indian television anchor Gargi Rawat called the civilian’s actions “sad.” Gawker editor Max Read declared: “(T)his poor Saudi kid should sue the guy who tackled him.”

The Conversation: Second Ricin-Laced Letter Addressed To Barack Obama:

Via The Weekly Standard: 

“An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News also said a second letter was sent to Obama, and was intercepted. That letter is still being screened,” Fox News reports.

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”