Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nuts! Indian guru coaxes 400 followers to cut off their testicles, grow closer to God

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh said the castrations would bring the men closer to God.
There may be easier – and less painful – ways to get closer to God.

An Indian spiritual guru and multi-millionaire has convinced up to 400 followers that they should cut off their own testicles, Metro reported.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 47, said the castrations would bring the men closer to God.
The painful procedures were carried out at a hospital owned by Singh, who is worth $40 million.

He also has around 50 million followers worldwide. Singh has been dubbed the "Guru in Bling."
The men were castrated around the year 2000 but the cases are only now coming to light as Singh is accused of grievous bodily harm by India's Central Bureau of Investigation. READ MORE

Sheriff Who Fought To Nullify The ACA Raising Money Online For Medical Bills

This could have been avoided.
Hello, chickens coming home to roost! Long-time readers of C&L should be pretty familiar with Richard Mack, crazy Arizona sheriff who was last seen in public visiting the White House, while supporters outside called for President Obama's lynching.

Mack ought to be shaking the President's hand and thanking him for the Affordable Care Act, but he's not. Instead, he's raising money online to cover medical expenses incurred after he suffered a heart attack in January and his wife fell ill in late 2014.

Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former sheriff and his wife do not have health insurance and started a GoFundMe campaign to solicit donations from family and friends to cover the costs of their medical care.  GO FUND ME PAGE LINK

"Because they are self-employed, they have no medical insurance and are in desperate need of our assistance," reads a note on Mack's personal website.

Mack, the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, suffered a heart attack in January and is in recovery. His wife fell ill late last year. Mack is on the board of Oath Keepers, a right-wing fringe group made up of police and military veterans, and is known for supporting Cliven Bundy in his standoff against the federal government. He is also an ardent opponent of Obamacare.  READ MORE.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Via Joe.My.God:

The source of this quiz is the father of the student who took it.  He will not identify the school until June, after his daughter finishes the school year there, after which she will move to another school.  Snopes rates this item as "probably true.

I'm pretty much speechless here.  Plus, the test speaks for itself.  FROM THE SITE

Why do white churches continue to use debunked white images of Jesus & other biblical personalities?

Leonardo da Vinci painted his version of "The Last Supper" from 1494-1498. It's famous. It's special. It's important. What it isn't, is historically accurate ... at all. Using only European models, in a European environment, da Vinci painted a distinctively European portrait of what was actually a very Palestinian moment that took place a full 45 generations before the painting was created.
How different did your family look 45 generations ago?

If you did a portrait of the United States, using European models, of what America looked like 45 generations ago, how accurate would it be?

It might be missing a few Native Americans, right?

Do you think it would be offensive for the most famous portrait of America in 500 A.D. to exclusively use British models?

Let's flip the logic for a few moments in a way that may disturb your racial sensitivities a bit more.
What if we painted a portrait of Hitler and his army, but chose to use only African models? That'd be weird, right?

Or what if we did a portrait of George Washington and his first cabinet and used only young Latino models? That'd be pretty funny, right? READ MORE

You Won't Believe Roy Moore's Answer As To Why He's Not Like George Wallace

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Injustice Roy Moore has given an interview to the Associated Press, explaining his illegal fight against marriage equality in Alabama (some states never learn) and why he's not the modern-day reincarnation of George Wallace.
His answer to the latter question has to be seen to be believed.
From (emphasis added):
Moore's actions have drawn inevitable comparisons to former Gov. George Wallace's 1963 largely symbolic "stand in the schoolhouse door" aimed at preventing desegregation at the University of Alabama, nine years after education segregation was ruled illegal.

Moore said there is another difference.
"George Wallace moved," he said, noting how the former governor eventually stepped aside

"I can't move from my position because I'm bound to uphold the Constitution," Moore said.  READ MORE

Rep. Glenn Grothman urges constituents to keep an eye out for poor people at grocery stores

As the man most likely to someday usurp Rep. Louie Gohmert's throne as America's Dumbest Congressman, Wisconsin's Rep. Glenn Grothman has some mighty big shoes to fill. I think he's up to the challenge.

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) reportedly said at a town hall in his district last week that constituents should monitor purchases made with debit cards from Food Share, which is Wisconsin's name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Grothman "told the people in attendance to keep an eye on the types of things people on Food Share buy at the grocery store," Oshkosh Northwestern Media reported Monday.
Because that's what poor Americans really need, to have the whole store looking over their shoulder when they're buying groceries, looking to see if there's anything there that Congressman Glenn Grothman needs to know about. Don't you think you should be buying generic-brand rice, not the fancy stuff? Do your kids really need romaine lettuce? What the hell's wrong with iceberg? A bag of chips? You. Monster.

Yeah, that will make everything better. READ MORE

Barbara Boxer Knocks It Out Of The F*cking Park With GOP Hypocrisy, Irresponsibility & Obama Hatred

"This is a self-inflicted crisis, made up by the Republicans. It is dangerous, it is the height of irresponsibility, and it's unnecessary."-Barbara Boxer, February 24, 2015 (regarding the GOP threat of a Department of Homeland Security shutdown.)
I love this speech, I love this lawmaker. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) minced no words on Tuesday when addressing Republicans. I tried to choose only a few excerpts, but there were too many jewels (and still more in the video). Tell me, if you don't agree. In the beginning of her speech, Senator Boxer states:

We all know Republicans won in huge numbers in the 2014 election, and they took over the United States Senate and they run it. They run it. Or at least they're trying to run it. And let's be clear, less than eight weeks after they took  over the Senate, we are facing a shutdown; a shutdown of the very agency that protects the health, the safety, the lives, of the American people - the Department of Homeland Security.

They're shutting down the program that funds our police officers back home, our firefighters, our first responders. Any way you look at it - this is a national disgrace. And think about what our friends abroad, and those who are not our friends, are thinking about this.

Republicans say, 'Oh, we're in danger, we have to go to go to war, put combat troops on the ground!' But they're wiling to shut down the department that protects Americans here in the homeland, from a terrorist attack. READ MORE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PBS Documentary Shows America in Denial About Racism (Listen)

*A provocative PBS documentary, “American Denial,” examines racism partly through the prism of Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 groundbreaking research of Jim Crow racism in the Deep South to show that despite electing Barack Obama as the first African American president we are far from having a post-racial society in the U.S.

“We are still haunted by our own biases,” Lou Smith the Producer and Director of the documentary said.

Myrdal and African American political scientist Ralph Bunche began in 1938 traveling extensively throughout the South and released in 1944 a 1,483-page study on race called “An American Dilemma” that sought to explain what they called the “Negro Problem.” The two who would later become Nobel Peace Prize winners concluded in their research that it was not the Negro causing the problem of racial problems. They discovered many white people in America had their head in the sand about being responsible for racial bias. This film shows a similarity in America exists today. READ MORE (watch the videos too)

The Black Male Incarceration Problem is Real and it’s Catastrophic

“We have more work to do when more young black
men languish in prison than attend colleges and
universities across America.” –
President Barack Obama
*In a recent article the widely held belief surrounding the number of black men incarcerated outnumbering the number of black men enrolled in higher education was refuted. The piece is titled “The myth that there are more black men in prison than in college, debunked in one chart.” The author appears to believe through proving this assertion about prison and education ratios to be inaccurate either a point of great progress can be demonstrated, or an overstatement of calamity about the state of African American men can be corrected.

Yet the real issue is the number of people in prison should never be similar to the number educated. For most in our country this in fact holds true, but for black men the two numbers are in fact close and that is the inescapable problem. The supposed myth on its face may in fact be incorrect. There may be more black men in college than in prison, but the truth still stands that there are a socially catastrophic number of black men behind bars in the United States. Let me give a bit of context for this discussion. Referencing the same article above.  READ MORE

Homeschooling Becomes the Choice for Black Families Who Want to Protect Kids from Institutional Racism

*Did you know that as many as  220,000 African American children are currently being home-schooled?

According to the National Home Education Research Institute Black families are doing what many white families have been doing for quite some time. But the reasons for the decision is different.
White families often cite religious differences or even political reasons for the home-schooling choice, Black families are doing it to protect their precious children from institutional racism.

Black families are said to be among the fastest-growing demographics in homeschooling, even though the Black students only make up an estimated 10 percent of the homeschooling population. READ MORE

Giuliani the Attack Dog Bites Obama Again: Has ‘Communist’ Influences

*(Via MSN News) – Already under fire for claims that President Obama doesn’t love America, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani doubled down, saying Obama has had “communist” influences since an early age.

“He doesn’t talk about America the way John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan did, about America’s greatness and exceptionalism,” Giuliani said in an interview withThe New York Post published Saturday. “He was educated by people who were critics of the U.S. And he has not been able to overcome those influences.”  READ MORE

Shameful: Police Beating Settlement Gives $459,000 to Attorneys, And $1,000 to Victim

Anthony Warren
*Double jeopardy had already been served to Anthony Warren, who is now serving time in prison. While leading Birmingham police officers on a high speed chase his car had flipped over and he was rendered unconscious. Once they caught him, they beat his a**
But that’s not all.

He sued and the city of Birmingham settled the lawsuit for $460,000. That’s a lot of money they’ll have to pay for the shameful act of beating an already unconscious man.
Too bad the victim will only see $1,000 of it.

According to, Warren’s legal team will be $459,000 richer while the victim will only get $1,000.

A video of Warren being kicked and punched even as he lay on the ground unconscious after leading police on a high speed chase in 2008 made national headlines. Warren had attempted to escape narcotics officers, but eventually ran into a bus and a squad car where his car flipped over and police caught him .  READ MORE

‘We’re in the Money!’ Warehouse Workers Win Big After Being Called ‘Lazy, Stupid Africans’ and ‘N**gers’

*Some might poke back at the idiots who used racial slurs against warehouse workers in Denver, and think, ‘you can call me whatever. And I’ll be thinking of you while I cash this check, ya hear?’ That’s because the brothers and sisters were recently awarded $15 million dollars as part of a discrimination settlement after being called “lazy, stupid Africans” and “n**gers.”

Seven workers at Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders Inc. claim that they were separated by race and taunted by racial slurs.

Many of the workers immigrated from the African country of Mali, with the exception of a white whistle-blower, who stood up to the offenders and resisted the racist practices.
“I thought I was back South again with the same old racist attitudes,”  plaintiff Ernie Duke told the Denver Post.

“Basically, I did the right thing. This isn’t 1960 anymore,” white employee Dean Patricelli, who was called the “tribe’s assistant” and fired for supporting black workers,  told the paper.
Matheson is a the trucking company that delivers mail for the Postal Service as well as United Parcel Service and FedEx.

“(Matheson) prides itself on hiring and employing a highly diverse workforce consisting of men and women of different races and cultures,” Matheson attorney Stacey Campbell said in a statement to The Denver Post.  READ MORE

In the wake of Chapel Hill, forgetting the “American” in Muslim-American

Imagine if a Muslim man killed three American students: the country would be in outrage, and he would immediately be labeled a terrorist. However, when white man kills three American students, he is simply labeled a frustrated neighbor who got a little carried away after a municipal argument.
On Feb. 10, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 46 year old Craig Stephen Hicks murdered Deah Barakat, age 23, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, age 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, who was just 19. All three victims attended North Carolina State University in nearby Raleigh. Killed instantly with a bullet in each head, the deaths have been chalked up to a long-standing parking dispute between the victims and Hicks. The police have been exceedingly careful to avoid using the term “hate crime” when discussing the horrific deaths.

Deah, Yusor, and Razan were all born and raised in America. Deah was in his second year at the UNC School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor, had also been accepted into the school for the upcoming fall semester. Her little sister, Razan, was a sophomore in NC State’s undergraduate program.

The media, in addition to the police, had an undeniably muted response to the tragedy. Though mainstream outlets were quick pick on the possibility of a hate crime, there has rarely been any discussion about the anti-Muslim biases that clearly have a dominant presence in mainstream American media, and how that clearly affects the response from the American public about the event. Had the victims been of a background that embodies the stereotypical image of an American, the response from the media and the public would have likely been magnified. What the media has failed to recognize is that Americans—not Muslims in the far-off Middle East—have been killed.

The evidence is in the news headlines. The day after the shooting, Fox released an article with the headline “North Carolina man charged in the #ChapelHillShooting death of 3 Muslim students,” neglecting to mention that the students were American, born and bred. Although they were indeed Muslim, identifying them solely as Muslim makes it harder for readers who do not share the same background to sympathize with the situation. Fox also released another questionable headline the same day, stating, “Parking Dispute, Not Bias, Triggered Triple Murder, Say NC Police”. It’s impossible to rule out the possibility of the shooting being a hate crime with the first 24 hours; for Fox to claim so is downright irresponsible, and downplays the severity of the forces at play in this crime.

However, because they do not “look” American, their lives do not seem to be as important as Joe Sixpack, with his blonde hair and blue eyes. Why are other Muslim-Americans and minority populations the main individuals grieving the event? Why doesn’t America feel like it has lost three citizens?  READ MORE

Geraldo Rivera Says Hip Hop is Worse for Blacks Than Racism; Blames Russell Simmons (Watch)

*Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera took aim at rap culture during a half-hour Q&A on his stint with NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years,” Rivera said during a chat with HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps. “When you find the youngster — a Puerto Rican from the South Bronx or a black kid from Harlem who has succeeded in life other than being the one-tenth of one-tenth of one percent that make it in the music business — that’s been a success in life walking around with his pants around his ass and with visible tattoos…it is this whole ethos,” he said.

And with no prompting, Rivera then singled out Def Jam records co-founder Russell Simmons. READ MORE

Gene Aldy, Mississippi Republican: ‘Blacks Don’t Work & Get ‘Crazy Welfare Checks’

Gene Aldy, front and center
*Here we go again. My people, I know its no surprise to you that the number of ignorant white republicans seems to multiply like bees, but oh well. Here’s one more to prove the point. He’s Mississippi lawmaker, Gene Aldy, who (kind of resembles Klansman David Duke) claims racist comments recently attributed to him were taken out of context and supposed to be off the record.

And of course he says, ‘I’m not a racist’.

Why would they need to be ‘off the record’ then?

Aldy told The Clarion-Ledger he was against increased funding for education, especially funding to improve literacy. During his explanation, Alday said he comes “from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.”
Alday’s innate feelings about African Americans came to fore once again when he relayed an experience about visiting an emergency room to the newspaper. READ MORE

Alabama Gay Rights Now, Civil Rights Then

by Debbie Hines
supcourt_buildingAlabama is once again on the wrong side of history as it attempts to circumvent a federal court’s decision declaring the Alabama state ban on same sex marriage to be unconstitutional.  Despite a federal judge ruling that same sex marriage is legal in Alabama, another state judge, Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court forbid the judges and courts from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples this week.   The Supreme Court refused to hear the federal case on Monday and thereby left the federal court’s decision intact.  Federal Judge Granade  who issued the federal decision making same sex marriage legal in Alabama is surprisingly an appointee of former President George W. Bush. But that did not stop many counties in Alabama from refraining to issue marriage licenses.  Some counties did comply with the law.

The refusal for Alabama to comply with the law on same sex marriage is a reminder of how Alabama dealt with civil rights issues and laws in the 1960’s.   As we are still in Black History Month, it is worth noting that  Alabama's handling of gay rights  now is how it handled civil rights and desegregation in the 1960's. During the 1960’s, the now infamous Alabama Governor George Wallace defied  federal courts when segregation was banned.  Wallace who was famous for his 1963 speech, “Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow and Segregation Forever”  stood in opposition to the law of the land declaring an end to segregation and allowing African Americans to attend schools and universities along with white Americans.  He not only spoke in defiance but acted upon his words as the present political officials in Alabama are doing with gay rights. Wallace stood at the doors of the University of Alabama in defiance to prohibit blacks from registering and entering the school in 1963.  And we see how the same dark history is playing out today in Alabama with same sex marriage.

Still-grieving mothers ask Andrew Cuomo to assign special prosecutors 'to all cases of police killings moving forward'

Valerie Bell, mom of police shooting victim Sean Bell,
was one of several mothers of police violence victims
to sign a letter to Gov. Cuomo calling for special
prosecutors for 'cases of police killings.'
Valerie Bell, whose son Sean was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets nearly nine years ago, recently saw his 8-year-old daughter cover her face at the sight of cops.

“We were at church on Sunday and police officers came into our church,” Bell said Tuesday. “My granddaughter when she saw them she covered her face. I was like, ‘Wow, maybe she’s afraid of them.’”

Bell, who broke down in tears while retelling the story, is one of 18 family members of people killed by cops who penned a letter to Gov. Cuomo.

The letter dated Feb. 24 and obtained by the Daily News urges him to “enact an executive order to assign a special prosecutor to all cases of police killings moving forward.”

Bell, who said she didn’t get an answer when she asked little Jordyn why she covered her face, sat through the trial of the cops who killed her son, only to have them found not guilty.  READ MORE

Owner of Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry company kills himself after police find huge marijuana-growing operation: sources

Arthur Mondella, 57, reportedly locked himself in
the bathroom and shot himself Tuesday.
A cherry manufacturing king committed suicide in a Brooklyn factory after his business was exposed Tuesday as a “Breaking Bad”-style drug den, sources said.

“Take care of my kids!” Arthur Mondella, 57, screamed to his sister after locking himself in a bathroom at the Dell’s Maraschino Cherries company.

The sound of a gunshot then echoed through the factory, home to the family-owned business since its 1939 opening. Joanne Capece stood outside helplessly as her brother pulled the trigger.

Investigators were searching for documents and questioning Mondella for about five hours when they came upon a flimsy-looking shelving system. Sent to the Red Hook business about 8 a.m. to uncover alleged pollution in the waters near the cherry plant, investigators were hit by a faint smell of weed.
A detective assigned to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office noticed the shelves attached to the wall by magnets. Authorities started asking Mondella about the partition and he excused himself. He walked into the bathroom attached to his office.

A source who knew Mondella told the Daily News that the cherry king had a license to carry a gun and often kept it holstered to his ankle.

After Mondella shot himself in the head, investigators were shocked to discover three bags holding about 80 pounds of pot and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash stashed in the factory, sources said.

Later, after executing a search warrant on the secret entrance, investigators uncovered “a huge marijuana-growing operation” underneath the warehouse, a source said. READ MORE

EXCLUSIVE: National Rifle Association donations soar to $96.4M, up 11.5%, after Newtown, Conn. school massacre

The money poured in for the NRA as Congress and
states, including New York, debated gun control
measures following the massacre in 2012 of 20
children and six instructors at Sandy Hook
Elementary School by a crazed gunman in
December 2012.
ALBANY — Donations to the National Rifle Association soared in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, new filings show.

Contributions and grants to the NRA in 2013 totaled $96.4 million, up 11.5% from the $86.4 million raised the previous year, according to the latest financial disclosure form filed by the gun group with the IRS.

The money poured in as Congress and states, including New York, debated gun control measures following the massacre in 2012 of 20 children and six instructors at Sandy Hook Elementary School by a crazed gunman in December 2012.

“It’s very perverse,” said Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. “Most Americans would have a visceral reaction toward those numbers following a tragedy where 20 (kids) were slaughtered.”

The donations grew even as the NRA, headed by Wayne LaPierre, actually spent less on professional fund-raising fees. In 2013, the organization spent $7.2 million on professional fund-raisers, down from $8.5 million in 2012.  READ MORE

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Michael D Higgins v Michael Graham (Newstalk 106-108fm, 2010)

Jeb Bush’s Attack On Obama Over Iran Goes Horribly Wrong

Former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush answers questions
after speaking to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) called on Congress to pass legislation that would trigger sanctions against Iran just as the United States and its European partners are consumed in negotiations over the country’s nuclear program.

During a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy matters at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Wednesday, Bush criticized the Obama administration for staking out a negotiating position that, he claimed, would endanger Israel and the world by merely managing the Iranian nuclear program rather than eliminating it altogether.

“The administration no longer seeks to prevent nuclear enrichment, now it seeks merely to regulate it,” Jeb Bush said. “Prevention of nuclear weapons in Iran was once a unifying issue in American foreign policy. Leaders of both parties agreed to it.”

Congress, he said, “should pass bills to reinstate sanctions in advance if negotiations fail and require approval if an agreement is reached.”

Media reports indicate that the Obama administration and its negotiating partners — Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany — would in fact permit Iran to retain its nuclear infrastructure but significantly delay its ability to build a nuclear weapon by more than a year. The world powers are also pushing for a rigorous inspection regime to ensure Iran is not developing covert nuclear facilities and would in turn provide Iran with sanction relief and greater integration into the world community.

But “managing” Iran’s nuclear capabilities, as Bush puts it, isn’t a position that originated in the Obama administration. READ MORE

Jeb Bush Hires Same Foreign Policy Experts That Lied US Into Iraq War

Jeb "I Am My Own Man" Bush, declared today that he would shape his own foreign policy when he gave a speech in Chicago today. However, I'm not sure hiring almost everyone one of his father and brother's advisors is going to help him very much since they all have blood on their hands after the Iraq war debacle.
The latest Bush to consider a bid for the White House promised that his foreign policy would be shaped by “my own thinking and my own experiences.”
But nearly all of the 21 names his campaign-in-waiting announced as supporters and advisers served in high-level positions in the administrations of his father, the 41st president, and his brother, the 43rd.

They represent the full spectrum of views within the Republican foreign policy establishment — from relative moderates, including former secretaries of state George Shultz and James Baker, to staunch neoconservatives such as Iraq war architect Paul Wolfowitz.
Philip Bump has a great graph that pretty much explains everything you need to know about Jeb's foreign policy independence.

Lottery Winners Used Dead People's Social Security Numbers, Audit Says

TRENTON — Nearly four dozen New Jersey lottery winners collected their prizes with false Social Security numbers belonging to dead people, according to an audit of the state lottery system.
The audit also found that the lottery missed out on recovering $890,000 that winners owed in taxes and other obligations for the fiscal year that ended last June.

The report, released Wednesday said 680 people who won at least $600 presented potentially invalid IDs from July 2013 to July 2014.

People are required to list a Social Security or tax identification number and show ID to claim their winnings so the state can withhold state and federal taxes.

"Prize winners of $600 or more who provide invalid identification numbers create a risk of reduced tax withholdings, overpayment of public assistance, and lost collections on child support, defaulted student loans, and other debt owed to the state," the state auditor said. READ MORE

Giuliani On Obama: 'He Doesn't Love America'. No, Rudy, Not Like You! (Updated)

I'm sure Scott Walker was applauding on the inside, but he really ought to be apologizing and distancing himself from anyone who makes comments like this.

After all, after the primaries are over they've got to try to find a way to appeal to the entire nation if they have a snowball's chance of getting elected. And I'm guessing this isn't appealing to anyone who has even a scintilla of true patriotism in them.


The former New York mayor, speaking in front of the 2016 Republican presidential contender and about 60 right-leaning business executives and conservative media types, directly challenged Obama’s patriotism, discussing what he called weak foreign policy decisions and questionable public remarks when confronting terrorists.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
With Walker sitting just a few seats away, Giuliani continued by saying that “with all our flaws we’re the most exceptional country in the world. I’m looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that and carry it out.”

“And if it’s you Scott, I’ll endorse you,” he added. “And if it’s somebody else, I’ll support somebody else.”

In an interview after the dinner – Walker aides insisted all of the governor’s comments were off-the-record – Giuliani said he would “eventually” back a Republican presidential candidate. He also elaborated on his criticism of Obama by arguing the president “sees our weaknesses as footnotes to the great things we’ve done.”  READ MORE

Illinois Woman With Neo-Nazi Leanings Charged In Canadian Mass Murder Plot

Lindsay Souvannarath
A young woman from Illinois with an apparent taste for neo-Nazi symbolism and white-supremacis beliefs was one of two people arrested last week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for plotting to commit a mass murder at a Halifax mall on Valentine’s Day.

Lindsay Kanittha Souvannarath, a 23-year-old from Geneva, Ill., was arrested along with Randall Steven Shepherd, 20, of Halifax, at the local airport after she had flown in to meet him there. According to authorities, she confessed to the plot shortly after her arrest.

A young man associated with the plot, James Gamble, 19, of nearby Timberlea, Nova Scotia, shot himself in the head as police surrounded his home on Friday morning. A fourth young man was arrested with Shepherd at the Halifax airport and then released after police determined he had nothing to do with the plot.

Canadian authorities said the trio planned to invade a local mall on Valentine’s Day, armed to the teeth, and begin killing as many people there as they could. However, all of the officials involved insisted that it was not a terrorist act, since there was no “cultural” component to the plotters’ motives. READ MORE