Awkward and Mortifying: Lurch In Paris

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How badly did the Obama administration fumble this week? So bad that the always awkward Lurch was dispatched to France to set things “right.” God help us.

Awkward doesn’t even begin to describe this, via The Daily Mail: He gave France a hug… and a kiss… and a VERY awkward rendition of ‘You’ve Got a Friend': Grovelling Kerry cuddles up to Hollande and even flies in James Taylor to make up for terror march snub:

A grovelling John Kerry hugged and kissed French president Francois Hollande in a show of contrition after nobody important from the White House joined a solidarity march in the wake of the terror attack on Paris.

The Secretary of State even brought back-up for his visit in the form of singer James Taylor, who patched up the United States’s oldest diplomatic relationship with a rendition of ‘You’ve got a friend’.

Arriving at the presidential Elysée Palace, Kerry reached out his hands for Hollande, embraced him closely, then appeared to kiss him on the cheek.

Could this administration be any more mortifying?

Reactions from aghast Twitter users were swift.


Husband of Condemned Pregnant Woman Rushes To Sudan To Save Her From Hanging


The husband of  Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, the eight months pregnant woman who is facing the death penalty for marrying a Christian, has returned to Sudan in an effort to save his wife.

Meriam, who now sits in a filthy Sudanese jail with her eighteen month old son, has been sentenced to 100 lashes of the whip and then to death by hanging. 

Under Sudan’s application of sharia law, the former punishment is for adultery due to the fact that she is a Muslim woman married to a Christian man, a marriage considered invalid, and the latter, somewhat contradictorily, for having left Islam to become a Christian, which is a capital crime.  Her husband, Daniel Wani, has not been charged with adultery.

Reportedly, both mother and son (a United States citizen) have been “struggling with illnesses contracted in the deplorable conditions of Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison.”

Wani, who currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, has been pleading with the Obama State Department to help him get his family out of Sudan. But his pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

Via Andrew Bostom, of PJ Media:

Wani claims that when he called the U.S. Embassy on April 9, 2014 a representative in Khartoum informed him of their lack of interest in the case. Noting that the couple’s toddler boy, Martin, is a U.S. citizen by virtue of his father’s U.S. citizenship, Daniel Wani also declared that U.S. Embassy officials in Khartoum have not cooperated in granting the family travel papers to leave The Sudan, and further have told him he must prove he is the father with a DNA test prior to even offering any assistance!

I have tried to apply for papers to travel to the USA with my wife and child, but the American Embassy in Sudan did not help me. My son is an American citizen living in a difficult situation in prison. I will have to take a DNA sample in Khartoum, then send it to the USA for testing. I have provided wedding documents and the baby’s birth certificate, and doors were closed on [my] face.

The Obama administration State Department’s despicable behavior may mark a new nadir in our capitulation to Sharia which now includes coldly allowing a U.S. citizen toddler to be abused by Islam’s totalitarian “legal system.

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, (R-NH), has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to grant Ishag political asylum.

Meanwhile, the desperate, wheelchair-bound Wani has rushed off to Sudan in a precarious bid to save his condemned  wife’s life.


Wani and his brother, Gabriel Wani, grew up in Sudan but moved to New Hampshire. Gabriel told ABC News affiliate WMUR that Daniel has returned to Sudan to try and save his wife’s life.

“I’m just praying for God. He can do a miracle,” he said. “Everyone is depressed. You don’t believe it. It’s shock.”

“You cannot believe that’s going to happen,” Gabriel said. “It’s a good family, a happy family.”

Neither Gabriel nor Daniel could be reached for comment Monday by ABC News.

The U.S. condemned Sudan’s court ruling last week, with both the State Department and the White House calling on Sudan to uphold its human rights commitments.

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who represents New Hampshire, has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to grant Ishag political asylum.

The Sudan Tribune reported over the weekend that the country’s parliament speaker, al-Fatih Izz Al-Din, downplayed the death sentence and said it was only preliminary and could be appealed in the future.

ObamaCare Whistleblower, Bill Elliott, Shares His “Fan Mail”


Things have been looking up for Bill Elliott, the cancer patient who lost his coverage, last month, appeared on Fox News to talk about it, and got it back with the help of health insurance broker, C. Steven Tucker. He and Tucker both received audit letters from the IRS on the same day, about a week later. But with the help of some SC and NC politicians, he was able to have his audit terminated. Best of all, in late November his doctor told him his cancer was in full remission.

Elliott contracted cancer in 2007 when he was exposed to some radiological contamination in his work as a chemical and biological trainer to the military. He received a settlement from the government in 2009 –  the same year that the IRS wanted to audit – even though they should have known the settlement money was tax exempt.

Yesterday, Elliott revealed that one of the congressmen he sought out for help with his audit, told him that he believed the harassment “came from the top”.

Since going public with his story, Elliott’s cell phone has been bombarded with hateful, and unhinged text messages from Obama cultists. He shared some of the nicer ones on his Facebook page:

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You should die of cancer for speaking about our president

Your a white boy who don’t like a black president

Lying is all your doing, you white MF

You should die a horrible painful long lasting death you bastard

Obamacare will be the best thing for this country, I hope you die before you get it

Your lie has as many holes as my grandmas drawers 

Do not talk about president obama, he was sent from god.

You are the antichrist, don’t step foot in Chicago

I hope your govenor, congressman and you get infested with fleas from a rat with aids

That democrat senator should join you and tucker in a mexican prison cell

I will make your life hell if you keep on you good for nothing SOB

Like I said – those were the nicer ones. He couldn’t post the really raunchy, XXX ones.

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New TV Ad Hits Obama on Delphi Pension Heist: “It’s Made Life Pretty Rough”

I was saying just yesterday, team Romney needed to find some of these ex-Delphi workers who had their pensions looted at the hands of the Obama administration and let them tell their stories. A new TV ad from the conservative advocacy group, Let Freedom Ring does just that.

Via Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller:

“I would ask President Obama why I had no rights and he had all the rights to take my pension away and never ever look back and say not only did I take it from Mary Miller, but I took it from 20,000 other people and their families,” one Delphi salaried retiree, Mary Miller, says in the ad.

“It’s made life pretty rough. I’ve really struggled to pay for the basics,” Miller also says in the ad, adding that the Obama administration’s actions led to her losing “over 30 percent of my pension.”

The ad is destined for television sets and online ads in the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Let Freedom Ring executive director Alex Cortes said in an email to The Daily Caller.

I think it hits all the right notes, unlike the Priorities USA “Mitt Romney Killed My Wife ad”  which went way over the line, some say actually jumping the shark, big time.
The Romney campaign actually addressed the Delphi pension issue, as well,  in an ad, last May:
“What? Wait a minute…is this still America?”, one woman plaintively asked at the end.
No ma’am. Clearly it’s not. It’s ObamAmerica where some people have more rights than others and policy is driven by Chicago rules.
This Presidential race should not even be close.
In these ads, a direct line can be made from the political decisions of the corrupt Obama administration’s policies  to these employees’ tragic outcomes, unlike the obscene Priorities USA ad that is based on falsehoods:

Joe Soptic, the former steel worker in the ad, blamed Mitt Romney for the death of his wife even though the steel plant he worked at closed after Romney left Bain. Mitt Romney left Bain 1999 to go work on the Winter Olympics. GST Steel went belly up in 2001. Soptic’s wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
Only a crazy liberal would blame Romney for her death.

But there’s more…
CNN spoke to Joe Soptic, and found out that when he lost his GST job, his wife still was working and carried her own health insurance, which she then lost in 2002 or 2003 when an injury forced her to leave the job. She passed away in 2006.

Joe Soptic should be ashamed of himself.

As Political Clown Parade notes:

One can be certain he has been paid handsomely to spew lies about his wife’s death for the sole purpose of elevating the image of a president undeserving of his demented loyalty.
He has lost his wife in pieces over a long period of time.  The manner in which he has chosen to retell her loss is reprehensible.  I say it is reprehensible because his lust for money to repeat damned lies overshadows the needs of a country that can no longer bear the burden of a president who possesses uncommon incompetence.
Mr. Soptic is standing in a forest of sorrow and has lost his way.
Marcus Porcius of The Conservative Review is even more pointed in his criticism of Monsieur Soptic:

Let’s just put it out there plainly.  Joe Soptic is a vicious liar and union thug, and is so despicable that he would use his own dead wife, whose death he is far more responsible for then Mitt Romney, in a completely falsified ad to help his Marxist god Barack Obama.

Further details emerged about Soptic’s wife’s cancer too.  It turns out, when Joe Soptic said

I don’t know how long she was sick and I think maybe she didn’t say anything because she knew that we couldn’t afford the insurance, and then one day she became ill and I took her up to the Jackson County Hospital and admitted her for pneumonia and that’s when they found the cancer and by then it was stage four. It was, there was nothing they could do for her,

He was lying about that too.  He does know how long she was sick, and while she might not have said anything, the subject of his wife going to the doctor because something was obviously wrong did come up.

When Ranae started losing weight, “I tried to get her to the doctor and she wouldn’t go”

In other words, her cancer wasn’t caught because she wouldn’t go to the doctor and he didn’t do enough to persuade her.  It had nothing whatsoever to do with health insurance and he knows it.  He knew it when he made all these ads.

I have to agree.

Are You Ready For “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day”, May 25? (Video)

This Friday, May 25th has been designated, Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

The always excellent Lee Stranahan came up with the idea:

Brett Kimberlin is a convicted bomber, perjurer and left-wing attack dog. He’s attacked — in no particular order — conservative bloggers like Andrew Breibart, Patterico, Liberty Chick, Aaron Worthing, Stacy McCain and others.

He created a short, easy to follow video  crib notes version of Kimberlin’s history:

That chilling music is very apropos –  Kimberlin is an evil menace to society, and must be stopped before he hurts someone again. Just as chilling is the fact that there are powerful and deep pocketed entities on the left that are willing to fund his nefarious operations. That anyone in their right minds would want to have their name associated with such a miscreant should be shocking, but we’re talking about institutional left, here. There is apparently no limit to the depths of  depravity Marxists will sink to in order to destroy their enemies..

As you’ve probably heard, the Brett Kimberlin saga recently took a bizarre Turn, forcing RS McCain to leave Maryland:

Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.

Kimberlin was convicted of multiple federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison after he terrorized a small Indiana town in a brutal crime weeklong bombing spree. Law enforcement officials told the Indianapolis Star they believed the bombings were committed in an attempt to distract authorities investigating the 1978 murder of a 65-year-old grandmother, a crime in which Kimberlin was a suspect.

In recent months, Kimberlin has used a strategy of legal intimidation and workplace harassment in an apparent attempt to silence his critics, including blogger Seth Allen, Virginia attorney Aaron Walker and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick Frey.

Walker says he and his wife were fired from their jobs because of Kimberlin’s harassment. Walker did legal work for Allen, who was sued after writing about Kimberlin’s criminal career. On Thursday, Walker published a 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge.

Kimberlin is a known associate of Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant who has described himself as a computer “hacker.” Kimberlin, director of the tax-exempt Justice Through Music Project, is also involved in another tax-exempt group, Velvet Revolution, which has gained national attention by demanding criminal prosecution of high-profile figures including Republican strategist Karl Rove, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue, and the late Internet news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart. Kimberlin’s name also surfaced last year in connection with the so-called “Anonymous” international hacker conspiracy. Kimberlin has pursued numerous strategies to harass journalists and bloggers who have attempted to call attention to his criminal past and his notorious dishonesty — a “top-flight con man,” as Publisher’s Weekly called him in a review of award-winning journalist Mark Singer’s 1996 book, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.

This Friday, let’s all be Stacy McCain – let’s all be all Aaron Worthing…

Stranahan explains what you can do to take part in EBABKD, this Friday:

  1. Research Brett Kimberlin on your own. Don’t trust secondary sources; look for the orginal articles articles published about him, too.
  2. On Friday, May 25th — write an honest, factually accurate post about what you learned and what your OPINION is. Brett may try and sue you, so be accurate, factual and separate fact from opinion.
  3. The post doesn’t have to be long — ANYTHING helps.
  4. After you post, Tweet, share, whatever — get the post out there.

In other words flood the zone…

Read Aaron Worthing’s blog, Allergic to Bull for all the latest happenings in the Kimberlin saga.

See also, Patterico: Brett Kimberlin’s Latest “Peace Order” Against Aaron Walker Is Retaliation for Truthful Speech

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The Ewok enters the fray.


Just got off the phone with Stacy.

I had contacted him because I wanted to know if the rumors were true that Kimberlin had  threatened his life like I’ve been seeing on some blogs. He told me that he doesn’t scare easily, but “when someone as dangerously sociopathic as Brett Kimberlin, with his terrorist background,  takes a personal interest in you –  *finds out where you live, you tend to feel threatened.”

The Army of Davids:

The Conservatory: The Big Cojones: Stacy McCain vs. Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin

Legal Insurrection: Protect and support your local blogger

Matthew Vadum: Nonprofit of terrorist bomber received Tides Foundation funding

The Sundries Shack: Clearing the Browser Tabs – Go Help a Brother Out Who Needs Your Back-Up

The Camp of the Saints: Stacy McCain’s Wife Harassed – Family Fears For Safety

Hillbuzz: Blogger Flees State After Threatened by Convicted Terrorist

Bryan Preston, PJ Tatler: Who is Brett Kimberlin?
The Coalition of the Swilling: Read. Get Pissed. Support
Richard Fernandez, Belmont Club: Free As a Bird

Smitty at The Other McCain: Brett Kimberlin Has A Friend In Lee Stranahan, For ‘Worst Nightmare’ Values Of ‘Friend’

Goldfish and Clowns: Silence Screams Louder Than Words


Michelle Malkin now on the case: Free speech blogburst: Show solidarity for targeted conservative bloggers

and Film Ladd: What Did Barbara Streisand Know…And When Did She Know It? Journalist Forced to Flee Home by Streisand-Funded Domestic Terrorist Bomber!


Dan Riehl

The Daley Gator

Conservative Hideout

Zilla of the Resistance

DaTechGuy:HERE and HERE.

An Ex-Con’s View

Lady Liberty

Bookworm Room

Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog

Truth Before Dishonor 

The Daley Gator



The BK dossier

Save us Chuck Woolery 

Conservatives for America

Darth Chipmunk

That Mr. G Guy’s Blog

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds
The American Thinker
Walter Olson at Overlawyered
Blazing Cat Fur
The American Catholic
Kathy Shaidle at Five Feet of Fury


Bob Owens asks: Why are Maryland Democrats letting the “Speedway Bomber” get away with terrorism?

Why do radical leftist terrorists keep turning up around Barack Obama?

Damn good question.

It seems that Kimberlin unwisely chose lawyers as his targets, and they have compiled enough compelling evidence to warrant a criminal investigation of Kimberlin’s actions, but authorities do not seem at all interested in pursuing the case.


Another damn good question.

The charges would apparently need to be brought in Maryland. Heavily Democratic Maryland. The same Democrats for which Kimberlin’s group advocates.


Mesablue says Brett Kimberlin — sue me, please.

Mr. Kimberlin (and noxious friends), I call you out to try to find me and do to me what you have done in recent months to others that I would call friends. I hate to make this about me, but I would truly enjoy personally embarrassing you in this venue. Or, in court.


* Originally reported as “tells you he knows where you live…” but I’m not actually clear on that point. Stacy did tell me later that he knew after Kimberlin called his wife’s employment that he also knew where they lived, so until he tells me otherwise I’ll just leave it at that.

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God Help Us: Obama Tells Supporters – “It’s Time To Double Down on Clean Energy…” (Video)

It’s “never been more promising!”

Yes, he said that — and people CLAPPED.


At Michelle Malkin, Doug Powers says “hold on to your wallet”, and quips, ” with great examples like this and this and this and this and this and this and these, how could anybody not get caught up in the promise?”

Biden’s Appalling Moral Blindness On Display in China

He did not. Tell me this nominal Catholic did not go to China in his attempt to revive the financial image of the US,  and tacitly approve of one of the most brutal and heinous  policies in modern times.

In his statement, Biden talked about the other set of concerns about the one-child policy — demographic — in that China will increasingly have similar problems to the United States in terms of paying for entitlements to the growing number of people retiring who will need government support to make ends meet and a smaller population of younger workers able to take care of those obligations.

“But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar concern here in China. You have no safety net,” Biden said in the prepared remarks. “Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.”

“So hopefully we can act in a way on a problem that’s much less severe than yours, and maybe we can learn together from how we can do that,” he continued.

We can learn from China????

How morally confused is Biden? Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin quips:

Mass forced abortions is an entitlement sustainability problem but climate change is a moral dilemma? Sure, put Joe in charge of our health care!

It’s bad enough when we avert our gaze….but to come out with a sympathetic expression of understanding about a policy that forces late term abortions on unwilling women ….this has to be a new low for this administration.

Here are some examples of China’s one-child policy in action, that our happy-go-lucky VP dares not “second guess”:

SBA List:

I was drug out of the van. I saw hundreds of pregnant Moms there – all of them, just like pigs in the slaughter house. Then I was put into a room with several other Moms. The room was full of Moms who had just gone through a forced abortion. Some Moms were crying, some Moms were mourning, some Moms were screaming, and one Mom was rolling on the floor with unbearable pain…

I could hear the sound of the scissors cutting the body of my baby in my womb…The surgery was finished and one nurse showed me part of a bloody foot with her tweezers. Through my tears, the picture of the bloody foot was engraved into my eyes and into my heart, and so clearly I could see the five small bloody toes. Immediately the baby was thrown into a trash can.

Womens’ Rights Without Borders:

In 2009, Liu Dan was 21 years old and 9 months pregnant when family planning police grabbed her out of her home, dragged her pleading and crying to the local family planning office, and forcibly aborted her full term baby.  They did this even though they already knew from medical tests that she had high blood pressure and that a forced late term abortion would be dangerous for her.  After the forced abortion, she lay alone and unconscious in an operating room in the family planning center.  Sensing something was wrong, her fiancé burst into the room at 3:00 a.m. to find her bleeding from the eyes, nose, ears and mouth.  Even so, the family planning police refused to call for emergency help, until her family insisted.  Help arrived too late.  Liu Dan died, along with her full term baby.


The Associated Press picked up the story after the Arabic news network Al Jazeera released a videotaped interviewwith Luo,  who described his futile attempts to save his baby from death, and his wife from unspeakable abuse, at the hands of the Chinese government.”I tried and tried to save her, from the moment she was taken,” said Luo. “Those 48 hours … I didn’t sleep but three hours. I couldn’t eat. … My whole person, my whole being – I don’t know what to say. I just tried so hard.”

Luo said he rushed home October 10 after he heard his wife Xiao Aiying was taken by “Family Planning officials,” but was too late – she had been dragged away about ten minutes before. “I didn’t know where they had taken her,” he said. “When I finally found the place, they’d locked my wife in a separate room.”

Luo said the couple hadn’t been sure whether they were allowed more than one child – Luo was from the city, while Xiao was from the country – and that he tried to dissuade authorities from aborting the child.

“They told me the one-child policy meant we had to abort the baby,” he said. “I protested. The baby was eight months. That’s a living being. You can’t just get rid of a life.” Authorities gave Luo a day to come up with an alternative solution, but to no avail.

The next day, after his wife failed to pick up her phone, “I knew something was wrong and rushed back to her,” said Luo.

“There were many people surrounding my wife. They held her arms behind her back held her head against the wall, kicked her stomach, I don’t know if they were trying to give her a miscarriage right there and then. Her arms, legs, neck – were all injured. I was so angry. I told them, ‘We haven’t had the chance to even talk about a solution. How can you beat her?'” he said. “For the rest of that day, I had no news of my wife.”

Luo later learned that his child had been killed in utero by lethal injection, leaving only their nine-year-old daughter. “It was only after the lethal injection that they let my wife call me,” said Luo, visibly distraught. “This is the fourth day, and my daughter asks, ‘Where has mother gone and why has she been away?’ My daughter’s been feeling my wife’s belly as it has grown larger and larger over the months. And my daughter says, ‘I’ll have a little brother soon!’

“I dont’ know how I can possibly explain to her what has happened.”

An official told the Associated Press that Xiao’s husband had approved the abortion, but Luo denied the claim. ” “I called the police but they said family planning issues weren’t their responsibility,” Luo told the AP. “I want to sue, but lawyers I’ve asked here say they can’t help me and the media won’t report on our case.”

In the video, Luo despaired at pursuing justice in the totalitarian country. “These were government officials who did this. I’m just an ordinary man, I can’t really fight back,” he said. “If anything they’ll find a way to frame me. You know how it works.” He said he was now worried about his wife, who had still not been released from the hospital where the baby was murdered. The dead baby was reportedly delivered on October 14.

These horrors, of course, only represent a tip of the iceberg. The stories are legion.  This has been going on since the late seventies, so do the math…..our nation’s leaders used to forcefully condemn blatant evils like forced abortion.

Never mind Obama. We already have a pretty good idea where he stands on China’s one-child policy. I doubt Obama’s ever met a totalitarian policy he wouldn’t fully embrace if given the chance. But et tu, Biden? Seriously? …Our nation’s leaders used to forcefully condemn blatant evils like forced abortion. G.W. Bush took a lot of flack for withholding funds from the UN Fund’s for Population Activities (UNFPA), which helps facilitate China’s extreme population control methods.

But the times, they are a-changin’

An ex-Planned Parenthood Director and Obama supporter, Norman Fleishman recently praised China’s One-Child policy in an oped.

Via LifeNews:

In a new letter to the editorto the Napa Valley Register newspaper, Norman Fleishman, praises the policy as he offers his support for the Obama administration’s recent decision forcing insurance companies to cover birth control and drugs that can cause abortion.

“The Obama administration’s mandate that all health plans must provide to women, with no charge, all government-approved contraceptives, has already reignited debate on the federal role in health care,” Fleishman writes. “Ah, how I remember “Every child a wanted child,” our motto at Planned Parenthood. And I do welcome this legislation.

Fleishman goes on to condemn the world’s population growth and says the Obama mandate and the one-child policy is needed to stem that.

“Unless we act (this legislation, along with China’s “one child” policy, is a start), the world is doomed to strangle among coils of pitiless exponential growth,” he concludes.

Would it surprise you to know that Obama included funding in the 2009 Omnibus spending bill for the UNFPA to help China enforce its One-child laws?

A cool  $50 million went to the  cause in the 2009 Omnibus spending bill:

State Department to Release UNFPA Funds for First Time Since 2002

Earlier this week, the State Department issued a statement announcing it will provide a contribution of $50 million to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The funds were provided in the FY09 omnibus bill. In each of the past seven years, the Bush administration withheld contributions appropriated by Congress after concluding that the agency’s activities in China indirectly supported government policies that led to coercive abortions. In its statement, the State Department noted that UNFPA “is the principal international organization supporting programs that provide access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health services” and said it looks forward to “working closely with UNFPA on these important programs.”