March 6th, 2012
Newt Gingrich declared victory in his old home state on Super Tuesday, announcing he would press on in the South and holding out the possibility that he could pull off an upset and win the GOP nomination.
“In the morning, we are going on to Alabama,” said the former Georgia congressman, who was flanked by dozens of supporters on a stage at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Cobb County. “We are going onto Mississippi. We are going on to Kansas. And that is just this week.”
The former House speaker concluded by declaring: “With your help, we are going to go to Tampa and win the nomination.”
Gingrich has said he must do well in the South -- including in Georgia -- to remain strong in the race for the nomination. He has predicted he will win Alabama and Mississippi and is hoping for a strong finish in Texas.
Before Gingrich appeared, Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. warmed up the crowd in the ballroom by singing “Georgia on My Mind.” The campaign kept the enthusiasm going by showing clips of Gingrich on the campaign trail.
Earlier in the evening, Gingrich’s supporters cheered and enthusiastically held up campaign signs after learning the former congressman had won Georgia. The former House speaker represented the Peach State in Congress for 20 years. His supporters held up blue and red campaign signs complete with a picture of a gas dispenser, signaling Gingrich’s proposal to lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. They watched elected results stream in on Fox News on a large television screen to the right of a stage. Some chanted "Newt!"
Gingrich cheerfully poked at Mitt Romney and President Obama during his speech. At one point, someone in the crowd pointed out the former Congressman wasn't using a teleprompter.
"We run a frugal campaign," Gingrich deadpanned, "and the campaign couldn't afford it." He went on to say he would challenge Obama to debates and would allow the president to use a teleprompter in them.
The campaign announced that Gov. Nathan Deal, Gingrich's Georgia campaign chairman, could not attend because of a scheduling conflict. But numerous current and former elected officials and other supporters joined the party. Several predicted his win in Georgia will give him the momentum he needs in the coming weeks.
“It’s an indication that true conservative Republicans are looking for an alternative to Romney and Newt is the man,” said former state Sen. John Douglas of Social Circle. “We are looking forward to keeping that going in Alabama and Mississippi next week.”
Leonard Vaughn, an Anglican church minister from Cumming, said he supports Gingrich because the “Washington establishment may fear him.”
“He knows Washington D.C. so well that he will be able to make the changes Washington needs,” Vaughn said. “He is by far the best qualified candidate in the race.”
Steve Champness, an aviation industry executive from Alpharetta, said he wants to see Gingrich on the same stage with President Obama in the general election.
“That would be the debate a lot of people would like to see,” Champness said, adding that Gingrich’s win in Georgia “sends a powerful signal to the other candidates that we have to have conservative values.”
Leslie Cole of Cordele also joined the party Tuesday.
“Of course it’s Georgia, so we would have been disappointed otherwise, but we think he’s the man who can lead this country,” she said.
Mike Congemi, of Acworth, said “this could be his third rising." Congemi added that he was swayed to the Gingrich camp in part by his debate performances.
“He has pretty concrete ideas about where he wants to go,” Congemi said. “Some of the other candidates are more general or nebulous about their ideas.”
Several supporters sported festive outfits at Gingrich’s party. For example, Eloise Cunningham, of Marietta, and three colleagues from the East Cobb Kickers wore their red, white and blue sequined vests to the event. Their dance group performs at nursing homes and churches. Dancers must be 60 or older to participate, Cunningham explained.
“We are like the Rockettes. We just kick a little lower and we move a little slower,” she said.
The economy was the number one issue among Georgia's GOP primary voters, with the federal budget deficit a distant second, according to interviews with voters as they left the polling places Tuesday. Fifty-eight percent of voters interviewed by Edison Research named the economy as their top concern; 29 percent chose the deficit.
The early exit poll data reflected interviews conducted before 2 p.m. Updates will become available later in the evening.
As for what voters sought in a candidate, the ability to beat President Barack Obama in November topped the list with 46 percent saying it mattered most in their vote.
Ninety-five percent of those interviewed were white. Two-thirds of voters said they are born-again or evangelical Christians; 70 percent said they support the Tea Party, and 70 percent called themselves conservative. One in four described themselves as an independent rather than a Republican.
March 6th, 2012
The Jersey Journal / By FLOYD AND MARY BETH BROWN
Having just attended Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "Cold Case Posse" news conference in Phoenix, Ariz., we candidly admit we have never seen a greater example of raw media bias in our 30 years of watching the fourth estate.
Arpaio organized the cold case five-member law enforcement posse last year to investigate allegations that the Obama birth certificate released to the public by the White House on April 27, 2011 might be a forgery, and he said he constituted the posse after a request by 250 Maricopa County citizens.
In less than an hour, Arpaio's team laid out a compelling case that individuals working under the President of the United States have engaged in criminal forgery. And most interestingly, the case isn't just about Obama's birth certificate.
The case against Obama was made with simple, clear videos describing the techniques the forgers used to falsifying important documents released by Obama's team. It was obvious that the law enforcement professionals doing the actual investigation are real pros. If you want the details of the techniques used you can watch the videos on Westernjournalism.com.
The Arpaio team devastated the legitimacy of Obama's purported birth certificate from Hawaii. The investigation by document forensic experts systematically showed how the document could not be real and is part of a criminal conspiracy to commit fraud.
But we found the most interesting information presented to have nothing to do with the Obama nativity story. Instead it had to do with the selective service records. Forensic document analysis proved this document was also a forgery. Intensive documentation proving that Postal indicia on the form was forged was particularly damaging, as this type of postal fraud is a federal felony.
In the days ahead, it will be interesting to see if the mainstream media provides any coverage of the event's allegations. Sitting in the room we were overwhelmed by the professionalism of these sworn officers of the law. They clearly used the best experts in their investigation. Finally a legitimate law enforcement official has looked at the evidence and found, as Arpaio said, "probable cause that a felony has been committed."
Going forward, Arpaio said that he would continue to investigate. Allusions were made to the existence of over 200 sworn depositions by witnesses in the case, including a witness that, when he met Barack Obama was introduced to him, as a foreign exchange student.
If you don't believe us, go and watch the video of the news conference yourself; it is posted online.
Obama's team responded with ridicule, not answers. His campaign tweeted links to an old episode of the X-Files TV show. But ridicule in the face of legitimate questions only works so long.
Citizens are still daring to ask questions about Obama. And by doing it you face certain ridicule, name calling and being treated as children. Even when you may be asking legitimate questions, which have been routinely asked of presidential candidates in the past or have been asked of Republican candidates this year, you are censured.
As WND.com has reported, "Poll after poll in recent months has indicated that Americans have a high level of concern over Barack Obama's eligibility to be president; with one poll showing fully half of the nation wants Congress to investigate the question." But to date, nothing has been done.
Let's hope the US Congress can have the courage of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The Browns are bestselling authors and speakers. To comment on this column, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Together they write a national weekly column distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Floyd is also president of the Western Center for Journalism. See more at Floyd's blog at www.floydreports.com</a>.
March 6th, 2012
Madhouse, a nationwide chain of discount men’s clothing stores, was branded “shameful” and “outrageous” by hundreds of Twitter users yesterday, because of the label’s washing instructions to ‘Give it to your woman’.
The beige pair of chinos in question were purchased in London at Madhouse’s flagship Oxford Street store last month.
The incident shows the power of Twitter to embarrass companies which make such gaffes. Last year, Topman was forced to apologise and remove a range of t-shirts from shelves after Twitter users said they were sexist.
One t-shirt said: “Nice new girlfriend – what breed is she?”
Vanessa Truskey, a publicity executive, commenting on the Madhouse trouser label, tweeted: “Lately I can't tell which decade I'm living in. What brand are those trousers?! I can only assume that's a joke.”
Another tweeter, Julia Hines, the chair of charity Age UK in Barnett, London, agreed, writing: “That is extraordinary! Name and shame the brand (presumably shopping is also women's work).”
However, certain Twitter users thought the ‘advice’ was light-hearted and funny.
Paul Reeves, from Surbiton, tweeted: “I literally cannot see why people are so upset by a bit of humour in some trousers.”
Madhouse did not respond to requests for comment.
UPDATED: March 6, 4pm: A Madhouse spokesman said: "The chinos in question are manufactured by a jeans brand that we stock but the care instructions on this product were not proofed by our buyers who normally concern themselves with quality, style and price of the products they order.The first Madhouse was aware of the care instruction on this product was today.
"The wording was not instigated or ordered by Madhouse.The wording is clearly meant as a joke but now it has been pointed out to us it is something we will need to be more careful about in the future."
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March 6th, 2012
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“Of course, you call one woman you’ve never met a slut and a prostitute and demand that she post an internet gang-bang tape, and suddenly the lamestream media is jumping down your throat — if there were room in there with all that ham,” joked Colbert.
The comedian further noted that numerous advertisers had abandoned Limbaugh’s show, prompting him to apologize over the weekend.
“It takes one to know one,” said Colbert, about the “prostitute” comment. “And remember, he only apologized to keep his advertisers, proving Rush will do anything with his mouth for cash.”
Colbert also poked fun at Limbaugh’s comment that Fluke should just be having less sex, as the comedian noted subtly that birth control pills are taken regardless of how often one has sex.
“Rush knows what he’s talking about — because every time he’s slept with a woman, he’s had to slip her a pill first,” said Colbert, to wide applause.
Meanwhile, Stewart took a more serious route, taking Limbaugh to task for his reasoning.
“What is going through Rush Limbaugh’s fevered mind, to get from young woman trying to get a private institution to cover contraception to prostitution-slut-having-constant-sexy-sex on my dime?” asked Stewart.
“You got to misunderstand so many things. One, he seems to believe that anybody using contraception is automatically having a ton of sex, and that contraception is something a woman has to pay for every time she has sex, and that the woman is nevertheless benefiting financially,” continued Stewart.
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The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.
Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says.
The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony.
"If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes," Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.
"Eichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed. No one wanted a monument to him so they cremated him. But i dont know anyone who claimed he wasnt eicjhman [sic]. No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him which i doubt happened [sic]," Stratfor CEO George Friedman replied.
"The US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX's do, with OBL's pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck," Burton says in another message.
In another missive Burton says Osama’s body “is a crime scene and I don’t see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.”
WikiLeaks began publishing Stratfor emails in late February. The archive was obtained by the hacker group Anonymous, which successfully attacked one of the firm’s servers. More than 5 million emails were apparently stolen.
Stratfor is a US-based intelligence firm called the “shadow CIA” by some media. Among its clients are several US agencies and many big companies. The company relies on paid tips from informants placed in high circles of business, government and security all around the world.
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