Top 10 facts we learned in the Benghazi Hearings – via
Two “stand-down” orders were given while the #Benghazi attacks were in progress.
The “protest” about a YouTube video was a complete fabrication by the Obama administration.
Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s lawyer at the State Department, told witnesses not to speak to House investigators.
The diplomatic personnel on the ground acted with incredible, unheralded heroism.
Democrats came to rebut the eyewitnesses with talking points.
Democrats kept bringing up Funding for the Embassies, Cummings, Maloney, Connolly, 149 Total voted to Cut Funding.
18 Days till the FBI could get to the Crime Scene.
Aircraft over Libya would have been granted permission to fly and no one asked.
Ambassador Stevens Called Mr. Hicks and Said they were UNDER ATTACK!
Mr. Hicks WAS NEVER INTERVIEWED BY THE FBI.
From Doug Ross -
While you’re checking the timeline, you can watch this playlist of some of the most compelling testimony from the hearings. I may add more if they come available. Alternately,I think the entire video is up at CSPAN3.
Texas Representative Steve Stockman garnered the illustrious “Fun Tweeter of the Day” award at Bluegrass Pundit, possibly due to this tweet:
Right now Jodi Arias is regretting not killing an ambassador or Philadelphia infant.
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) May 8, 2013
See more Stockman tweets at:
Speaking of Twitter, there was a ton of commentary being flung around on the Tweetosphere as the hearings progressed. Doug Ross compiled a few. Here’s one of my favorites:
Republicans are at a hearing investigating Al-Qaeda attacks on #benghazi, Democrats are at same hearing investigating attacks on Obama.
— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) May 8, 2013
Read more at Doug’s place:
Michelle Malkin warns:
Also, A.F. Branco has posted a roundup of his previous cartoons on the Benghazi debacle:
In this latest PJ TV Trifecta, Bill Whittle, Steve Green and Scott Ott respond to Obama’s assertion that we should ignore those who urge vigilance against tyranny.
NRA 2013 Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas – Speeches from Sarah Palin, Taya Kyle, Ted Cruz, John Bolton, Rick Perry and more [video]
The NRA is holding its annual convention in Houston, Texas this weekend. Here is a playlist including a few notable speeches from Friday.
Former AK Gov. Sarah Palin, Ambassador John Bolton, TX Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, NRA CEO and EVP Wayne LaPierre, Mark Levin and wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle – Taya Kyle.
Click on the playlist button at the bottom of the video frame to switch between speeches.
The convention can be seen live at NRA.org http://home.nra.org/home/list/2013-nra-annual-meetings
This past Monday, my local Tea Party chapter hosted a presentation on Agenda 21 given by Cathie Adams, Texas Eagle Forum President. Mrs. Adams was gracious enough to allow us to tape the presentation and post it for those who were unable to attend. In the talk, she explains how the U.N. and certain world leaders are using false information like so-called “Climate Change” and pushing nonsensical terms like ”Social Justice” to accumulate more power and in turn, control the countries and people of the world.
Since Mrs. Adams mentioned Lord Christopher Monckton in her presentation, this seems like a good time to post this video in which he debunks the Global Warming scam before the California Legislature.
Much like anything else the Obama administration does, the obfuscation and misdirection on gun control continues unabated among other disturbing anti-Second Amendment fanaticism. Even though Senator Feinstein’s gun grabbing amendment fell by the wayside, the push for background checks for purchases and transfers between private citizens moves forward, pushed by the leftist media as a rational reaction to uncontrollable insanity. These calls for more restrictions on law abiding citizens, in the view of this commentator, are the true examples of insanity at best and a prelude to registration, confiscation and despotism at worst as not-so-subtly hinted at recently by El Vice Presidente’ Biden.
Big Jolly Politics reports, via Breitbart:
On March 28th, 2013 Vice President Joe Biden told the coalition “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” that:
“and lastly, but not least, the Assault Weapons ban and the limitation on the size of magazines, let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning…”
Houston’s Mayor Parker is a member of the firearm-grabbing coalition “Mayors Against Illegal Guns“. How does Mayor Parker define “illegal guns”? In the mind of Progressives, the definition is a firearm owned by the 99 Percent of law-abiding, legal firearms owners (Progressives, Hollywood-types & their bodyguards are exempted from this definition, of course).
Luckily (sarc), the UN has stepped in with an attempt to sideswipe the Second Amendment debate here in the US with its own Gun Grabbing – Arms Control Treaty masquerading as a Gun Grabbing – Arms Control Treaty which, incidentally has the full support of none other than Obama admin and former Sec. State Hillary Clinton.
I feel so much better with that knowledge. (more sarc)
Thankfully, we Texans have an advocate by the name of Attorney General Greg Abbott:
I was on FOX News today talking about the UN Arms Trade Treaty. If the President continues to support this threat to our liberties, TEXAS WILL LEAD THE CHARGE to overturn the treaty. Stand with me – sign my letter to Pres. Obama! http://bit.ly/Z7cgLf
Pres. Obama said he will use 23 Executive Orders to force his gun control measures. I will fight them all to protect OUR 2nd Amendment Right! Stand with me by signing today! http://bit.ly/10m7rRE
Dr. Ben Carson isn’t backing down from his criticism of leftist/progressive policies.
Via Human Events:
Angry criticism from the Left has not caused Carson to water down his critique of liberal policies. If anything, he was even feistier at CPAC. He explained that if he were an enemy of the United States, he would set about destroying the nation in four simple steps: create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality, undermine the nation’s financial stability through excessive government debt, and weaken the military. ”It appears, coincidentally, that those are the very things that are happening right now,” he observed. ”And the question is, how do we stop it? Can we stop it, or must we inexorably follow the same kind of path that other pinnacle nations have followed before their destruction?”
Hat tip Joe Miller.
Senator Cruz delivers his first major floor speech before the Senate proposing an amendment to defund Obamacare.
Peggy Venable, AFP-TX State Director on FoxNews to discuss CSCOPE’s controversial school curriculum in Texas.
Dr Benjamin Carson should run for president. He gets it.
Why were military training exercises using helicopters firing machine guns over Miami, Florida on 1/25/13 and in Houston, Texas yesterday (1/28/13)? What possible purpose could it serve to have gunships flying over American cities unannounced, firing blanks from machine guns?
What in the world are they thinking? Are they trying to desensitize the population or provoke someone to fire at them?
Footage from Florida:
Houston News coverage:
Disturbing as this is, the news comes at a time when Dr. Jim Garrow comes forth with a claim that a top military official insists that Obama is weeding out military brass who will not fire on American citizens:
Military training unannounced in US cities? Unacceptable to say the least.
Litmus test for firing on US citizens? Treason!
These things will continue until enough people force our representatives to act in our best interest and hold whoever is responsible accountable for these actions. Call your congress critters and demand they do their jobs.