Eyewitness: Viral Video Of Homeless Good Samaritan is a Hoax

Right before Christmas, a heart-warming video by YouTube prankster Josh Paler took the internet by storm. In it, a big hearted homeless man was given $100 and he used it to buy groceries for some down-on-their luck people at a nearby park. Here’s the video in case you haven’t seen it:

I didn’t use that video for my Saturday Movie Matinee, last week, because as adorable as it was – my BS meter was spinning all over the place.

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My instincts have been proven right:

“The whole thing is bullshit”

The purveyors of the website Vocativ were suspicious, too, and said so: Did Josh Paler Lin Stage His Viral Video About Helping the Homeless?

A California man who watched the event as it was being staged, says a significant portion of the video has been faked.

Via Vocativ:

As of Tuesday morning, the video had racked up more than 27 million views on YouTube and inspired more than 150 glowing news articles from around the world. Following its success, Lin launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to “help Thomas get a fresh start,” which has netted more than $127,000 in well-meaning donations from the public.

But now a nursing student from Anaheim has come forward to say there’s no way Thomas could have been secretly filmed—because he and Lin arrived at the liquor store in the same car. “The whole thing is bullshit,” says Taugan Tan Kadalim, who claims that on Dec. 20 he was outside the Euclid Liquor & Market, where the video’s pivotal scene is set. “Thomas knew he was being followed.”

The 26-year-old says he stopped at the store to buy a lottery ticket before picking up his girlfriend, who lives in an apartment complex directly across the street. As he was walking out of the liquor store, Kadalim says he spotted Lin sitting in the driver’s seat of a nearby vehicle and recognized him immediately from his previous prank videos. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s him,” says Kadalim, adding that he subscribed to Lin’s YouTube channel. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Read the rest at Vocativ

What a fitting end to 2014 — the year of  Ben Trovato, eh?

UPDATE:

An Ace commenter (I’m guessing) found an stunningly similar video from November 2013. This time, it’s a homeless vet who immediately starts giving away the money.

Dude.

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WFB Supercut: Why The Dems Lost (Video)

When Republicans talk about improving their “brand” – they don’t mean changing or concealing their principles so they can be more palatable to certain constituencies that don’t traditionally vote Republican. They mean doing a better job reaching out and explaining their principles to those constituencies.

Democrats, on the other hand, get by through stealth –  their “how can we fool them today?” M/O. The reason they have to rely on phony “War on Women”, class warfare, race-baiting tactics, is because when they tell the truth about their agenda, they are rejected. That can lead to uncomfortable moments on the campaign trail when the media actually does their job and holds them accountable.

Keep in mind as you watch this, that these guys were the Democrats’ A team.

Via Washington Free Beacon.

Hat tip: White House Dossier

George Zimmerman, Hero (Video)

After being acquitted of murder, George Zimmerman was probably asking himself, ‘now that I have my life back, how do I get my reputation back?’ A week later, an opportunity arose, and the famed neighborhood watchman leaped into action.

On Wednesday, July 17 at about 5:45 PM  Sanford Police responded to a single car accident in the area of I- 4 and State Road 46 in Sanford. A blue Ford Explorer SUV  traveled off the road and rolled over. There were four occupants inside the vehicle, two parents and two children.

The deputy reported, when he arrived on the scene that one of the two men there was George Zimmerman. According to Sanford Police Zimmerman had a fire extinguisher and helped assist the family to get them out of the vehicle.

Kerry Picket of Breitbart News reports that according to an eyewitness, people on the scene  recognized Zimmerman and thanked him for his help before he left.

The left’s attempt to demonize Zimmerman just took a major hit, folks.

(His favorability rating was already higher than Al Sharpton’s.)

John Hayward wrote at the Conversation, that Obama had delivered the  Zimmerman Coda with his “Trayvon speech”, last week, signaling to his “media bots” to focus now on Stand Your Ground laws.

But Obama’s attempt to wrangle political leverage out of the Zimmerman verdict is falling flat:  There’s No Appetite For Repealing Stand Your Ground Laws.

This latest news about George Zimmerman, I think is the “Zimmerman Coda.”

Rep. Moran’s Son Likely a Victim of Right Wing False Flag Operation

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Pat Moran, victim of the right-wing smear machine.

/Channeling Left-wing blogger, Marcy Wheeler of “Emptywheel”….

Rethuglicans are at it again, smearing a good man’s name for their own political ends. One of the teabagging ringleaders, the execrable Jeff Quinton, “reported” this slanderous drivel, earlier today:

Rep. Moran’s son pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend

When we last heard from Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran, he was on video describing how to commit voter fraud. He later resigned from his father’s campaign over the video.

Today, the Washington City Paper reports:

Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th St. bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head into the bar’s metal trash can cage.

After the attack, police described Moran’s girlfriend as “bleeding heavily from her nose nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen.” One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.

When I saw this story–claiming that a “violent Moran” beat his girlfriend’s face in –I knew right away it was likely a false flag.

Exhibit A. “The last we heard from Patrick Moran”, he was being railroaded by Lee Stranahan’s buddy, the right wing con artist, James O’Keefe of Project something or other, in a heavily edited video that supposedly proved Moran was engaging in election fraud, but proved nothing of the sort. It was another completely discredited Breitbot hoax.

Exhibit B. Stranahan works for Breitbart, need I say more?

Exhibit C. Adding to the barrage of deceptive lies is the notorious, tip jar rattling grifter, RS McCain, a proven racist, who’s well known for reporting things that are not true.

Exhibit D. A source from the bar says that unknown persons wearing patriotic tea-bag type garb entered the bar, and deliberately provoked the peaceful Moran, causing him to take a few swings in their direction. According to the source, Moran’s fist missed its mark and in the confusion, he ended up slamming his girlfriend into the trash can cage. The teabaggers left the bar before police and paramedics got to the scene.

Exhibit E. A video of the source telling his story at the local Progressives for Progress office, has been posted onYouTube.

It appears the KochBots just staged another false flag!!!11!

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Something is Indeed Wrong

The American Spectator’s Ben Stein seems a little depressed lately, and looking out at the same Geo-political landscape he is, I can’t say I blame him. He concludes his latest morose diary by saying:

There is just a feeling in the air, a look in the sky at dusk, a look on people’s faces. Fear is everywhere. Mr. Obama cannot lose this election unless enough people believe it’s within their power to stop the ticking of the clock, and I do not feel that groundswell. Not at all. When the American media turns its back on our own religions of tolerance and adores a religion of intolerance, times are upside down. The MSM says it’s all fine, trust The Prince of Grant Park, Chicago. But I have always preferred the admonition, “Put not your trust in princes.” Something is wrong.

What set him off isn’t the depressing fact that ‘the United States is beaming TV ads all over Pakistan apologizing for a derogatory Internet trailer for a nonexistent movie demeaning the being that Muslims call “The Prophet Mohammed,”‘ because I guess we’ve come to expect such craven behavior from this administration, by now. He’s referring to something he considers much worse:

Have you noticed that in the past few years, and especially in the past few weeks since the murder of the Ambassador and his guards and colleague in Benghazi (a city that Erwin Rommel loved and whose inhabitants he praised), whenever the New York Times refers to Mohammed, they always call him, without quotation marks, The Prophet Mohammed, as if everyone with any sense understands that OF COURSE Mohammed is The One True Prophet and that it’s just understood that Mohammed is The Prophet.

I see this in other news outlets and on TV, too. Sober-looking newsmen and newswomen mention Mohammed as The Prophet Mohammed. No ifs, ands or buts. I hear it on the BBC World Service, too.

Now, if Muslims want to believe that Mohammed is The Prophet, God bless them. Fine and dandy. If anyone wants to believe that, good luck to him or her. But why does our mainstream media here in the USA, an overwhelmingly Christian country, refer to Islam’s prophet as “The Prophet”?

Have you ever seen any major newspaper here in the USA refer to Jesus Christ as “The Son of God, God Incarnate, The Lord Jesus Christ”? Can you imagine the New York Times running a story about a crucifix resting in urine at an “art gallery” as an offense against “The Lord Jesus, Son of God”? Can you imagine any large newspaper in this country running a story about the Pope and referring to him as “The Holy Father, The Bridge Between Heaven and Earth”? Or about Mary, as “Holy Mary, Mother of God”? It would never happen.

Yep. Something is wrong.

How about this one via Creeping Sharia:

Submitting troops to sharia law? Bring them home. via Paul Sperry: The Pentagon is blaming US troops for ‘friendly fire’ attacks that have killed dozens of Americans, ordering sensitivity training about Islam – NYPOST.com.

Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.

How has the Pentagon responded?

By blaming our troops.

Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.

If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.

In the past three years, uniformed Afghans have murdered at least 97 US and NATO troops.

Hit the link to see a list of other “cultural affronts” our troops are being ordered to refrain from out of “sensitivity” to people who would kill over them.

Something JUST AIN’T RIGHT, there.

And today, after the secretary-general warned Ahmadinejad of “potentially harmful consequences of his inflammatory rhetoric”, the Iranian president told reporters in New York that Israel has “no roots” in Middle East history.

He called the country a “historical phase” that has only been “occupying the land” for about 60 or 70 years — as opposed to Iran, a nation with thousands of years of history, he said.

He also claimed Iran doesn’t take Israel’s threats of a military strike against its nuclear facilities seriously.

“We did not take [Israel] into account,” Ahmadinejad said. “They represent a small disturbance that will be eliminated in the future.”

Israel’s UN envoy walked out of the UN assembly, Monday, after Ahmadinejad began speaking about the ‘rule of law’.

“There is no law and no justice,” Prosor said, objecting to the fact that Ahmadinejad was allowed to speak at the forum. “The leader of an outlaw country that systematically violates the fundamental principles of the rule of law has no place here.”

“It’s a shame and a disgrace that someone like [Ahmadinejad] was given a voice on such an important issue,” the envoy added. “Allowing Ahmadinejad to give a UN speech on an issue like the rule of law is like appointing a pyromaniac as a fire commissioner.”

Prosor’s legal team followed him out of the UN hall.

Once upon a time the United States’ UN envoy would have joined them, as they always have in the past. But not this time.

A US Foreign Policy Expert  told Shep Smith today, “Israelis Really Don’t Think We’re On Their Side.”

Echoing Ahmadinejad, Obama called Israeli concern over Iran’s genocidal nuclear program “noise”

Nice. Top State Department Official Emails Reporter to Tell Him to “F**k Off”

Something is very very wrong.

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Apology for Yemen Embassy Breach?

Now that the perimeter of the US embassy in Yemen has been stormed by men wielding sticks, knives, and hurling rocks, how will the White House lower the bar yet again for American humility?  Maybe another apology. It is not enough to pass blame for a region on fire by pointing to a YouTube video. In fact, we’ve been reminded in the press conference by Hillary that only a few bad people are involved. Really, have you seen the newsreels? They understandably maimed and murdered because a few Americans were insulting of Mohamed? Now it’s other embassies from western nations being attacked including Britain and Germany. Is that because of an American made trailer on YouTube? The apology must be morphed in a global religious tolerance oration from the Teleprompter.The Coice

There is a choice this election, as the Democratic campaign likes to frame it, preferring not to be a referendum election based on past performance and a near view into the future on what current policies will produce in the foreign arena and domestic economics. The two separate paths seem not just divided but more like a T intersection; Left or Right. And you better look both ways before you get onto the path or you might be run down by people racing from the left path and heading full speed past the intersection on down the Right path. Apologies and foreign aide for friendship or respect through strength.  Now that’s choice. We don’t have to look back any farther than Ronald Regan to see why voters chose him over Carter in not unsimilar situations. If you are a fence sitter independent there is not much middle ground left that the candidates share.  So let Obama make the apology and let Romney speak out on strength and help define the choice.

Mr Nice Deb

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Neil Munro, The Daily Caller: Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video:

President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

But Youtube denied the request late Sept. 14.

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told the Washington Post midday that the White House has “reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use.”

Youtube’s executives shut down videos that they deem “hate speech.” A YouTube spokesperson said Sept. 12 that the video “is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube,” and repeated that message late Sept. 14, so rejecting Obama’s unprecedented request.

Obama’s request complied with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world’s largest country, Egypt.

“Hurting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and… we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial,” according to an English-language statement on the brotherhood’s website.

The brotherhood’s demand included a threat of additional violence during Obama’s re-election campaign.

How God-awful  is this administration? Until I read the complete sentence, I couldn’t tell if the following statement: “Hurting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and… we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial”, came from the radical Muslim brotherhood or our own State Dept.

Oh, wait…

AoSHQ: You Have the Right To Free Speech That’s Helpful To The Government: Feds Looking To Jail Filmmaker

Michelle Malkin: The White House declares war…on YouTube critics of Islam:

Last night, the LA Times reported that the White House leaned on YouTube to censor the anti-Islam movie that provided jihadis with handy cover and pretext for their long-planned attackon our diplomatic posts and embassies abroad:

Administration officials have asked YouTube to review a controversial video that many blame for spurring a wave of anti-American violence in the Middle East.

The administration flagged the 14-minute “Innocence of Muslims” video and asked that YouTube evaluate it to determine whether it violates the site’s terms of service, officials said Thursday. The video, which has been viewed by nearly 1.7 million users, depicts Muhammad as a child molester, womanizer and murderer — and has been decried as blasphemous and Islamophobic.

Yid With Lid: Did Romney’s Reaction to US Embassy Violence End Obama’s Convention Bounce?

Beginning with the 9/12 numbers (covering 9/10-12) Romney’s numbers began to rise while Obama’s began to fall.  Today’s poll shows which started the day the violence began shows Romney with a small 3% lead (essentially back to where they were as the DNC convention began).

Paul Ryan: FULL SPEECH: Paul Ryan speaks at Values Voter Summit:

Paul Ryan spoke to the Values Voter Summit this morning and it’s getting great reviews from people, including Rush who has already played a portion of it on the radio.

The Daily Caller: Steyn on Obama’s Las Vegas ‘performance’: ‘Every American should be ashamed of their president’ [AUDIO]

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt.

“I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I have ever seen,” Steyn said. “Every American should be ashamed of their president.”

Steyn didn’t fault the president for going to Sin City, acknowledging that sometimes plans are in place and things have to move along. But the tone of Obama’s remarks set him off.

“He didn’t script his remarks,” Steyn said. “I mean, this is a man, for example, who doesn’t have, I think, great empathetic qualities at the best of times. But to slough it off in that bloodless language — you know, when he says, now I believe this is a direct quote, ‘Obviously, our hearts are broken today.’ If you say ‘obviously’ before it, your heart is not broken. He said, ‘Oh, it’s a tough day.’ It’s not a tough day [for him]. It’s a tough day for the families of the four people who were killed.”

In Which Obama Campaign Manager Unintentionally Provides Blogger With Awesome Opportunity To Do Tea Party/OWS Compare/Contrast

The President’s porcine and thuggish campaign manager, Jim Messina, has unintentionally afforded me an opportunity to engage in one of my favorite past times - comparing the ragtag collection of confused/violent/radical malcontents who make up the Occupy movement to the benign, patriotic, and genuinely peaceful tea party.

Here is his latest fundraising letter, via Weasel Zippers:

Last night, the President went to Congress and defined in clear terms what we’re going to be fighting for in the months ahead.

That means that right now, it’s on us to get his back and work like hell to build this campaign. If we want to see this President re-elected, it’s time:

Add your name and say you’re standing with the President — and our shared vision for this country.

We don’t know which Republican is going to be our opponent yet, but here’s what we do know: Whoever wins the Republican nomination will have done so by adopting the extreme Tea Party agenda.

Whatever could he mean by the “extreme” tea party agenda?

Here is Jenny Beth Martin of The Tea Party Patriots, voicing her “extremist” support for fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets in response to Obama’s SOTU speech. . I’ve already posted this, but in case you missed it:

So, wow – yeah – that was pretty scary. God help us all if extreme principles like those are ever adopted by any Republican in government.

Meanwhile, here’s the Obamacrat endorsed Occupy Wall Street manifesto of “demands”:

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

Demand four: Free college education.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

Yes, just to be clear, Democrats have openly and enthusiastically endorsed these out of the closet Marxists. See The #OWS Hall Of Shame: Democrats Who Support/Supported The Occupy Wall Street Movement for a non-exhaustive list. This is not your parents’ Democrat party – it has swung to the hard left in recent years, and the most extreme leftist wing of the Democrat party now occupies the White House.

So for the party that is in the process of destroying our capitalist system in the name of  “fundamentally transforming” our nation, to be calling people who want to get back to fiscal responsibility and a constitutional form of government, “extremists” is just too rich.

“If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” Messina once instructed Obama supporters. I believe in punching back twice as hard, rhetorically.

The Obamcrat mob, not so much. Here, once again, created and kept updated by the Jawas, is the Tea Party Versus (Dem endorsed)#Occupy Checklist:

They’ve got a hell of a nerve trying to paint the tea party as “extremist”  under these circumstances.

PS: There are some interesting opinions on the Messina photo, above, shared in Weasel Zippers’ comment section.

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