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Browse > Home / U.S. / Heavily-Armed Convict Mad at ‘Left-Wing’ Fires on Police on His Way to a ‘Revolution’ (ChattahBox)—Add convicted felon Byron Williams to the growing list of armed and dangerous anti-government fanatics inflamed by a steady diet of Fox News and other conspiracy laden right-wing media. Williams, 45, a California unemployed carpenter on parole for two bank robberies, strapped on body armor, assembled an arsenal, including a shotgun, rifle and handgun and headed out in his mother’s Toyota Tundra Pickup with the intention of murdering innocent people, having a “left-wing agenda” at the San Francisco-based ACLU office and the environmental Tides Foundation. Luckily, he was stopped by the California Highway Patrol for speeding and driving erratically, before he reached his destination.
Oakland resident Tuolumne County man Byron Williams, 45, arrested for a shootout with CHP on Saturday , "was reportedly heading to San Francisco to target individuals at liberal nonprofit the Tides Foundation and the ACLU," reports KTVU . “This was his plan. This is what he stated to us,” said Oakland police spokesperson Jeff Thomason. “And we're just lucky that the CHP stopped him when they did, or he could have killed people.”
Written By : Jenn Q. Public July 21, 2010 Originally posted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal …
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.
Jul. 20 2010 - 5:46 pm | 283 views | 0 recommendations | By CHARLES JOHNSON Andrew Breitbart now says he didn’t edit the videotape of Shirley Sherrod’s NAACP speech, but that it was already edited when he received it. And of course, he’s not backing down on his claim that it shows Sherrod to be a “racist,” even though he must now be aware that Sherrod was telling a story about how she overcame unconscious racism. He must also be aware that the white farmer and his wife who were the subjects of Sherrod’s story have come forth and said she saved their farm, praised her effusively, and utterly denied she was a racist. Nonetheless, Breitbart is still saying things like this :
The right-wing media initially praised Andrew Breitbart for his "great work" in publishing a video which he said depicted the supposed "racism" of then-Obama administration official Shirley Sherrod. However, Breitbart's claims quickly unraveled when more information about the incident emerged and the full, unedited video was released. "Breitbart gets results": Right-wing media initially praised Breitbart's video Limbaugh: "Andrew Breitbart's done great work getting this video." On the July 20 edition of his radio show, Rush Limbaugh stated : "Andrew Breitbart's done great work getting this video."
Okay, Robert Gibbs made a really interesting point at the briefing just now: He delicately pointed out to the assembled reporters that their news organizations had also been too quick to accept the Breitbart video at face value. This is important, because it hints at a frustration inside the White House that it rarely voices publicly: White House officials are often forced to respond to stories ginned up by the right because other news orgs too readily give them credibility . The key moment came when Gibbs was asked by a reporter if the moral of this story is "don't trust the internet." Gibbs replied that news organizations had asked the White House for a response to Breitbart's two-and-a-half-minute video, when the speech was more than 43 minutes long.
Monday 11:18 a.m.*: Breitbart posts Sherrod video, calls her "racist," claims "Context is everything." Breitbart posted the heavily edited video of Sherrod and falsely suggested that Sherrod discriminated against a white farmer in her capacity as the Agriculture Department's Georgia Director of Rural Development: We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.
Jul. 20 2010 - 7:20 pm | 197 views | 0 recommendations | By CHARLES JOHNSON Andrew Breitbart is now on CNN, and he’s digging in and getting even more deranged and hateful about the Shirley Sherrod story; he just said that the two white farmers who praised Sherrod were liars, and probably planted by someone. He’s repeating over and over, “It’s not about Shirley Sherrod” like a parrot on crack.
Last week Christopher Hitchens was interviewed on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, and he had some tough words for Israel. The author said that if Israel truly wants to be part of the West then it will have to end its occupation of Palestinian territories and accused Israelis of being "unbelievably irresponsible" (via Daily Dish ): In order for Israel to become part of the alliance against whatever we want to call it, religious barbarism, theocratic, possibly thermonuclear theocratic or nuclear theocratic aggression, it can't, it'll have to dispense with the occupation. It's as simple as that. It can be, you can think of it as a kind of European style, Western style country if you want, but it can't govern other people against their will.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The posting of this article is the subject of some criticism. Not because of its content, but because the author Israeli born Gilad Atzmon is accused of promoting Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, which he denies. Australians for Palestine wants to make it very clear that it in no way supports Holocaust denial or in any way condones anti-Semitism, indeed racism against any people.
With the outlook for the economy “unusually uncertain,” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke advised Congress on Wednesday not to precipitously cut stimulus spending in a drive to rein in the deficit, but rather focus on longer-range budget reforms that will reduce the deficit in the next five years but not immediately threaten economic growth. Mr. Bernanke told the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that the central bank is reviewing its own options for further stimulating economic growth “if the recovery seems to be faltering,” although he insisted that he still expects moderate growth of 3 percent to 3.5 percent for the rest of the year. His remarks confirmed fears in financial markets that the economy recently took a turn for the worse, and sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by more than 100 points.
Now that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has gained approval for a Tea Party Caucus in the House, the next question is who will join the group. The Minnesota Republican tweeted Monday that her proposal for the caucus received official sanction from the House Administration Committee, despite earlier speculation that Democratic antipathy to tea partyers could doom the request. Committee Chairman Robert Brady, a Pennsylvania Democrat, told Bachmann in a July 16 letter that her caucus could not use funds to pursue a legislative agenda, according to The Hill. Bachmann, who will chair the caucus, proposed the group without consulting the GOP leadership.
Fifteen years ago today, thousands of Muslims were being slaughtered in Europe. Some were killed opportunistically, but most were killed in a full-scale military operation: hands tied and blindfolded, they were lined up before freshly dug mass graves and shot in the back. In other cases, rather than bussing them to mass grave locations, their captors chose to murder them were they were detained - slaughtering them by the hundreds at a warehouse and theater, by volleys of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades. Later, earth-moving equipment would be used to remove the dead - and perhaps some living - and deposit them into other mass graves. It is estimated that over 8,000 Muslims were executed after the July 11, 1995, fall of Srebrenica, Bosnia, to the Bosnian Serbs. Like many of recent history's slaughters, the international community was already present.