Congressman Allen West (Fl-22) released this statement today:
“Happy 50th Birthday Mr. President! While surprises are for birthdays, it is no surprise to the American people that your failed economic policies — from TARP to your health care bill — have resulted in disaster for our economy. Since taking office, unemployment has remained at or near 9 percent for 28 months, America has added $3.4 trillion in debt in 29 months — the equivalent of about $4 billion per day — we have an anemic housing market with record foreclosures, and an average price of nearly $4 for a gallon of gas. Even your budget did not receive one single vote in the United States Senate — and the icing on the cake — a stock market slide of nearly 800 points in the last 5 days.
While it may be hard to hear the American people’s frustration over the pop of the champagne corks and R&B bands at your $30,000/person birthday party, the citizens of this nation are suffering under your failed leadership. The best present you can give the American people will be for you and your failed economic policies to be defeated in November of 2012.”
A college student who posted messages on 4chan threatening to go on a shooting spree at a Michigan university has struck a felony plea deal that spares him from being charged with possession of child pornography downloaded from the notorious web site, according to court records.
As part of an agreement with federal prosecutors, Ali Saad will plead guilty to a felony charge related to his November 2010 4chan postings that claimed he “would use a machine gun to shoot up a classroom on the campus of Wayne State University.”
Along with referring to the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, the 20-year-old Saad claimed that he would use his laptop to stream the shooting live via Stickam, the popular video site.
Law enforcement officials learned of the posts–which Saad put in 4chan’s anarchic “/b/ “ forum–from two sources apparently alarmed by the threats. After 4chan administrators provided the FBI with the IP address from which the threats emanated, agents raided Saad’s Dearborn home. Saad, pictured in the above mug shot, admitted making the Wayne State threats, but said he had no intention of actually carrying out an assault.
During the search, Saad also copped to downloading about 25 child pornography images from 4chan (an admission confirmed by an FBI review of his hard drive, which “revealed more than 20 stored files containing child pornographic images,” according to a criminal complaint).
But Saad’s plea agreement, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, notes that prosecutors have agreed “not to bring any additional charges in this case, including charges related to the possession and receipt of child pornography.” Based on federal sentencing guidelines, Saad likely faces between six and 12 months in custody.
The plea deal, filed last week, has to be approved by a federal judge. Saad, who has attended Henry Ford Community College, recently was accepted at Michigan State University, where he is “starting in late summer/fall,” according to a court filing.
A doctor from Israel says: “In Israel the medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man’s testicles; we put them into another man, and in 6 weeks he is looking for work.”
The German doctor comments: “That’s nothing, in Germany we take part of the brain out of a person; we put it into another person’s head, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work.”
A Russian doctor says: “That’s nothing either. In Russia we take out half of the heart from a person; we put it into another person’s chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.”
The U.S.doctor answers immediately: “That’s nothing my colleagues, we are so far ahead of you……in the USA, about 2 years ago, we grabbed a person from Kenya with no brains, no heart, and no balls….we made him President of the United States, and now……. the whole country is looking for work.
The Dow is down almost FOUR HUNDRED POINTS so far today.
All thanks to Obama and a bunch of republicans who didn’t have the balls to tell Obama to stick it where the sun don’t shine when it comes to the debt ceiling.
So now the Dow is down, Obama is going to his birthday party having a good time, pension funds are taking it in the shorts, the markets are close to lows not seen since 2009 and we’re supposed to think the economy is getting better?
If republicans had stuck to their guns the markets may have gone down anyway. But at least Obama would have had to face the specter of another budget fight and he wouldn’t have gotten TWO TRILLION DOLLARS to give to government teat sucking leeches.
This way, he gets everything he wanted, plus the chance to party, do campaigning on our dime, and not worry about the debt while Americans suffer.
I have NEVER been a fan of anything Liberal Andy Rooney has said or believes in until now. When it comes to our right as Christians to pray I stand behind him completely! GREAT article Andy!……PM
Andy Rooney says:
I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don’t agree with Darwin , but I didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what’s the big deal? It’s not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts. They’re just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.
But it’s a Christian prayer, some will argue.
Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada , countries founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect — somebody chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.
If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.
And I wouldn’t be offended. It wouldn’t bother me one bit.
When in Rome …..
But what about the atheists? Is another argument.
What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We’re not going to pass the collection plate. Just humour us for 30 seconds. If that’s asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don’t think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world’s foundations.
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well, just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long. It’s time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn’t care what they want. It is time that the majority rules! It’s time we tell them, “You don’t have to pray; you don’t have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don’t have to believe in God or attend services that honour Him. That is your right, and we will honour your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!”
God bless us one and all…Especially those who denounce Him, God bless America and Canada , despite all our faults, We are still the greatest nations of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.
Let’s make 2011 the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home from all the wars.