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A look at how Obama and Nixon responded to scandals (video)

Bob Woodward: I would not dismiss Benghazi as merely politics; compares it to Watergate:

IJR: You’re Right, Obama is No Nixon: Tricky Dick was an Amateur – LINK.

Senator Ted Cruz: Obama Administration does not respect the Bill of Rights. Eric Holder should resign. Obama should tell the truth. They are telling flat-out falsehoods:

Dr. Walter Williams: Why Americans deserve the IRS – LINK.

White House: Scandals don’t exist…. – LINK.

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz respond to Harry Reid’s name calling on the Senate floor (video)

Harry Reid not only violated Senate rules in his tirade. What Harry Reid tried to do that generated the floor objection of Ted Cruz is also very worthy of noting. What Reid tried to do was have the right to add language in the bill that was not voted on in the Senate in secret.

That is correct, the Senate leadership since 2006 has been legislating behind closed doors in secret during the conference process. The House under Nancy Pelosi was doing that until the Republicans took back the House. Please see our editor’s note below.

When called out by Senator Cruz on trying to use such a dirty trick against the American people, Harry Reid went on a name calling tirade.

Senator Ted Cruz:

Senator Mike Lee:

Editor’s Note: The videos below are from 2009. The Democrats inserted language in a bill (during conference in secret) to make it legal to give bonuses to the AIG execs who we were bailing out. Those execs were big donors to Democrat Senator Chris Dodd. After lying about it, Dodd and the Democrats finally confessed at what they had done:

Iron Man 3 Review!

Iron Man 3 is truly a fun movie. It is long at two hours and twenty minutes but not one minute of it was wasted or dull. The movie gave an ample supply of character development to most of the characters and their relationships while balancing that against showing off the “Iron Men” in combat along with other “bling”.

Iron Man
Iron Man

In Iron Man 3 Tony Stark is suffering from extreme PTSD after the battle of New York which took place in the previous film The Avengers. In spite of that his relationships with Pepper Potts and others around him are starting to mature.

Tony Stark is forced to go back to some “old school” attitudes in order to deal with the latest threat from the bad guys, bad guys who find a way to tear through his armor with little difficulty. The combat scenes are innovative and at times mind blowingly brilliant.

All in all, stories are about people, not just techno-suits in glorious battles. Watching Tony come to terms with himself and the man he needs to be, Pepper needs him to be, and the world he has sworn to protect needs to be, proves to be the best part of this film. Experiencing the development of Pepper Potts from a competent nerdy pretty face to a vital and active participant in saving the world is also very gratifying. They say behind every great man is an even greater woman. Pepper Potts personifies that truism.

Nick Fury of SHIELD
Nick Fury of SHIELD

The film was a story told almost perfectly, but was hampered by two glaring plot holes. As seen in the released movie trailers, Tony Stark’s home is blown to bits by the bad guys with him in it. Does anyone believe for a moment that Nick Fury and SHIELD are going to do nothing while this happens to one of the Avengers? While a super powered terror group is turning America upside down where was SHIELD? Context and continuity matter in telling any good story. During the movie I could hear people in the theater saying at an appropriate point on the film “Where is SHIELD?” We know from the director’s notes from The Avengers blue ray release (as well as a tidbit in this film) that Tony Stark and Dr. Bruce Banner have grown very close. With Tony presumed dead after his home was destroyed is it even for a moment believable that Banner (The Hulk) would not come to the aid of his friend? This should have been explained or otherwise dealt with in the film.

Bruce Banner and Tony Stark
Bruce Banner and Tony Stark

The other plot hole in the film is slightly more arcane. While Tony is fighting one of the the mutated super bad guys, he uses his large chest repulsar at maximum blast to blow a very large hole in one of them, later when his army of Iron Men (as seen in the trailer) comes to help fight, why does Tony not have them use the same tactic against similarly nasty bad guys? Marvel fans are like Star Trek fans. They are intelligent and they will find mistakes such as this and be irritated by them as I was.

Iron Man 3 is great fun and a worthy film on it’s own. It tells a story and tells it well. It is not for little kids. Marvel films are mature in that they show that violence has consequences both good, bad, sad and horrific. Good people are killed in plain view in the film. The good guys are not saints and not every bad guy ends up being a true villain. The violence is realistic, but it is not gratuitous as it has meaning and context.

Ronald Reagan with Audrey Hepburn

President Reagan, Audrey Hepburn and Robert Wolders at a private dinner at the White House.
President Reagan, Audrey Hepburn and Robert Wolders at a private dinner at the White House.

For those of you who are too young to have experienced Audrey Hepburn she is considered to be among the kindest and most beautiful women the world has ever known.

Of course, President Reagan was a force of nature himself:

Confessed Far Left Terrorist Floyd Corkins Admits to Using SPLC Target List (video)

From FBI interrogation footage. Confessed terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II, who attacked Family Research Council on August 15, 2012, shooting and injuring Leo Johnson (before Johnson subdued him and took his weapon) explains to FBI interrogators that he used the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list to find his target.

Huffington Post Video: We in the liberal media made a decision not to cover the Gosnell trial

Who is Kermitt Gosnell? He is, for the lack of a better term, he is the most ‘successful’ serial killer in the history of the world.

UPDATE – Reports are popping up all over the net that Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife are at least part owners of this mill.

He is responsible for running an abortion mill that was essentially a little shop of horrors. Expectant mothers died, but that is not the half of it. Gosnell was delivering babies alive and killing them after delivery. The toilets were stopped up from flushing baby parts down. The details and pictures are too graphic to be placed here. If you really want the play by play, Gateway Pundit, as well as Life News, have as good a round up as anyone

Aside from Marc Lamont Hill (in the video at the link below) at the Huffington Post, Kirsten Powers has been the only liberal television pundit I am aware of who has had the courage to speak out about it, and of course both worked for Fox News.

Pundit Briana Madsen points out what is obvious to those of us who study the elite media:

This story demonstrates that MSM is not providing the country with factual stories and information, but instead only stories which promote their liberal agendas or are of no importance. We are being lied to by omission. How many 1,000’s of pieces of information have they not shared, stories not aired… and we are a free country (insert sarcasm). I guess they found it too difficult to spin!

Life News:

The cat is finally out of the bag. A blogger for the liberal Huffington Post has finally admitted that liberal mainstream media outlets made a conscious decision to ignore the Kermit Gosnell abortion-murder trial.

In a HuffPost Live segment today on the issue, host Marc Lamont Hill admitted what many pro-life advocates have been thinking:

“For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. Whether you agree with abortion or not, I do think there’s a direct connection between the media’s failure to cover this and our own political commitments on the left. I think it’s a bad idea, I think it’s dangerous, but I think that’s the way it is.”

The video from the Huffington Post can be seen HERE.

Other liberal media outlets and pro-abortion bloggers have also begun admitting there was a blackout on covering Gosnell.