Clapper should have kept his clapper shut. Muslim Brotherhood OK

Clapper makes Janet look like she has it together. No doubt you saw some of this by now, but The Blaze put together a nice collage. But first, let us have a vid on the lighter side. It is one of the funniest I have come across!

Here is a great take on the Diane Sawyer interview when Jim had a little trouble knowing what had happened that morning in London. Obama is right on track as well with Jim’s intelligence. Enjoy !

Blaze:

In a statement to ABC News, Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said Clapper was commenting on the political system in Egypt rather than the makeup of the group itself:

To clarify Director Clapper’s point — in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation — he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.

But that’s now what he said, and the damage may already be done. Soon after Clapper made the statements, numerous news outlets picked up on the incredible remarks, made at a House Intelligence Committee hearing and contradicted by FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Union Boss Calls Those Who Believe in Cutting Spending “Mentally Retarded”

John Gage and his unhappy government worker bees who make tons more than those with similar positions in the private sector. Hey, with Egypt getting all of this attention, we gotta let ya know. Caution: Loud sound with the vid.

H/T:Illinois Review

Freedom of Information at the DOJ – another Flim Flam

According to documents PJM has obtained, FOIA requests from liberals or politically connected civil rights groups are often given same day turn-around by the DOJ. But requests from conservatives or Republicans face long delays, if fulfilled at all.

Pajamas Media has an exclusive story on the DOJ’s disregard for the Freedom of Information Act. It is well documented, and anyone interested in the status of our right to know, should be very alarmed. Be sure and take a wander over. It is a stunning rebuke at this most “transparent” government. When the DOJ disregards the Law, we are in troublesome times. For those who have been following the Black Panther case, don’t hold your breath that we will find out the full story. Recall our earlier story Justice Dept Culture of hostility exposed by the civil rights commission regarding the Black Panthers.

 Here tis form PJ:

Eric Holder’s Justice Department has even politicized compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

The documents show a pattern of politicized compliance within the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. In particular, I have obtained FOIA logs that demonstrate as of August 2010, the most transparent administration in history is anything but. The logs provide the index number of the information request, the date of the request, the requestor, and the date of compliance.

For example, Republican election attorney Chris Ashby of LeClair Ryan made a request for the records of five submissions made under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Ashby waited nearly eight months for a response. Afterwards, Susan Somach of the “Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda,” a group headed by Rev. Joseph Lowery, made requests for 23 of the same type of records. While Ashby waited many months for five records, Somach waited only 20 days for 23 records.

Under the Obama DOJ, FOIA requests from conservative media never obtained any response from the Civil Rights Division, while National Public Radio obtained a response in five days. Full story:Pajamas Media

New Tingle for Chris Matthews and Michelle: ‘Bill Clinton’

Matthews Trumpets: We’ve Never Had A World Leader Like Bill Clinton Before!

Yes indeed. And it looks like Billy hasn’t lost any of his Charm. Still a hit with the Ladies!

Chris Matthews, on Thursday’s Hardball, really laid it on thick in his tease for his upcoming special on Bill Clinton’s post presidency as he exalted :”Other American presidents have done things before, after leaving office, but nothing on this level or planetary scope” and glorified: “We’ve never had a world leader like this before!”  The MSNBC ad for the documentary, entitled Bill Clinton: President of the World, already treats the former president as a superhero and Matthews, in this end of show pitch, continued that motif when he promised viewers: “When you see it all put together, you’ll believe what a phenomenon, what a story that’s here that hasn’t been covered in its real dimension, power and positive force.”

Of course speaking about the 42nd president in such reverent tones isn’t anything new for Matthews as the MSNBC commentator once compared Clinton to Jesus Christ.

Read or see the whole sorry thing at: Newsbusters

B.P. to sell two U.S. Refineries – who will be the buyer?

Will it be the Chinese? The Russians? Surely not the Americans. That would be in our interest. After the recent sale of our Uranimum mines in Wyoming to Russia, anything goes. Of course this news makes barely a ripple. In fact, USA Today picked up the story from the  British press. Let’s go Congress..let’s get a hearing on this. Call me cynical, but I bet the deal has been struck already with Obama giving the high five to…. I will say China this time.

There are two major refineries in the United States going up for sale and people are wondering who will buy them. BP has decided to sell two of the refineries it owns, one in California and the other in Texas. From USA Today:

“The market may be slightly underwhelmed by the lack of a more radical restructuring plan, but with Macondo still an ongoing issue it may be too early for BP to implement more radical plans,” said Richard Griffith, analyst at Evolution Securities.

BP did not say how much it expected to gain from the sale of its U.S. refineries, which include the Texas City refinery where 15 workers died in an explosion in 2005.

It said it had spent more than $1 billion modernizing the Texas City plant, but noted it “lacks strong integration into any BP marketing assets.” However, BP said it will keep the chemicals complex at Texas City.

The company said it also hopes to sell the Carson refinery near Los Angeles along with its marketing business in southern California, Arizona and Nevada. The company plans to concentrate its U.S. refining and marketing activity at Whiting, Ind., and Cherry Point, Wash., as well as in its 50% stake in the Toledo, Ohio facility…

H/T:Blue Collar Philosophy

Recall: Russians to Control Uranium Mines in Wyoming

Russians to control Uranium mines in Wyoming:

Two uranium mines in Wyoming are on their way to control by a Russian company now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved transferring the mines’ licenses.

The NRC last week approved the license transfer to a Russian company known as ARMZ which expects to obtain a controlling interest in Canadian-owned Uranium One by year’s end. Uranium One holds the licenses for a proposed uranium mine and an existing uranium mine in northeast Wyoming.

The transfer raised concern from Wyoming’s congressional delegation, who said the uranium could in theory go overseas and serve against U.S. interests.

Then we have China leases U.S. Radio Station: Here

It is the first U.S. station to broadcast CRI programing 24 hours a day, although the network has purchased blocks of time on U.S. stations at least since 1993.

I think I will stop here!

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