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Issa Sings Flip Flop Solo In Bonus-Minor


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Ever defiant, but also ever evolving, Rep. Darrell Issa can add flip-flopper to his resume of skills -- maybe next to arson and car theft.

The chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has never seen the wrong side of an issue where he couldn't find some Democrat or plot to blame and waste our government money investigating. When you think about it, what does he really know about costs and spending anyway? He's one of the three richest members of Congress -- and there's a lot of scratch in that group. His money is important to him. Government money isn't.

Okay, maybe he didn't get rich without being a good businessman. He must have some special business acumen -- after all, he knew exactly when it was time to strike some "Jewish Lightning" to raze his businesses, Quantum Enterprises and Steal Stopper, literally.  


Issa appeared to prepare for that fire by increasing the fire insurance policy by 462% three weeks previously, and by removing computer equipment holding accounting and customer information, preventing authorities from seizing it. But what a lucky guy to have removed all the plans and private documents a day before the fire struck from the very building that would burn down.

So if Issa's got that knack of timing, bless him. But where was that timing over the past five years? It's only this past week that he's done a complete turn around on criminals, criminal activity and corporate bonuses. Oh, and whose bonuses is he calling into question? Why none other than the IRS. How about that?

Thanks to the fine people over at Huffington Post, we have this little video to see Issa flipping around like a freshly landed tuna on the deck of a fishing boat. It's actually fun to watch. Hope you will.


Another terrorist plot foiled due to intel provided by... a Muslim


The FBI did their job, they saved us from a plot to blow up a Christmas celebration in Oregon... assisted in large part by a (gasp!) Muslim informant, the father of 19-year-old Somali-American Mohamed Osman Mohamud.

A mosque was then set on fire, apparently arson. So whoever did that perpetrated an attack on the Muslim community in retaliation for Mohamud's actions, despite the fact that it was a member of that community who joined forces with the DHS.

Yet, it was Mohamud's own father who tipped off the Department of Homeland Security:

[O]ne prominent member of the Somali community in Portland (estimated to number 8,000) says a relative played some role in helping to put the FBI on the young man’s trail — though that relative was almost certainly unaware of the scale it would assume.

Before this happened, the father informed Homeland Security and the FBI that something was going on with his son,” claims Isgow Mohamed, the executive director of the Northwest Somali Community Organization, who says he knows Mohamud’s family well and had been in touch with them. “This a good family. The father is an engineer at Intel. This is not somebody who is on public assistance. He is a family man, a businessman, a religious man, a soccer player.

As Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said at an event earlier this year sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, “about a third of all foiled al-Qaida-related plots in the U.S. relied on support or information provided by members of the Muslim community.”

Mohamed Osman Mohamud's dad is a middle class guy who did the right thing.  Who happens to be Muslim. Who happened to help prevent the deaths of a bunch of, you know, not-necessarily-Muslim Americans.


Gay nightclub fire in Tennessee was intentionally set


At least is was just a thing, not a person this time.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Knoxville fire officials say a blaze at a gay nightclub was intentionally set.

Assistant Fire Chief Danny Beeler told The Knoxville News Sentinel investigators have determined the incident Sunday morning at Club XYZ was "a set fire" for which no motive has been established.

Flames didn't get into the club, but began on a wooden deck outside it and burned an overhead awning, melting ceiling fans. It also spread to an adjacent building, where an awning was burned.

Knoxville Fire Department spokesman Capt. D.J. Corcoran says samples from the fire have been sent to the TBI after an arson dog hit on some type of accelerant.


VIDEO: "They burned down one, they'll burn down another one.."


Welcome to the 1960s:

"They burned down one, they'll burn down another one.."

That was part of the message Reverend Terrance Mackey delivered to about one hundred community members at Green Grove Baptist Church Monday night.

Mackey is the president of the National Coalition for Burned Churches, an organization that helps churches that burn either due to arson, or under suspicious circumstances, to rebuild. [...]

According to the national coalition for burned churches there were twenty six churches that were either the victim of arson of undetermined fires in the past three years in Georgia.

History repeats itself, sadly.

The new normal: Islamaphobia, Negrophobia, hate, fear, racism, mob mentality, incitement,  assassination plots.

But remember, Glenn Beck requests that you don't carry a sign, so nobody will know you're a racist.


H/t: Luci