White House Issues 111 ObamaCare Waivers

The White House granted waivers allowing 111 organizations to escape the unfair, unConstitutional, job-killing aspects of President Barack Obama’s health care reform (a.k.a., “ObamaCare”).  The Fox News Channel video below explains.

To read other BMW posts mentioning ObamaCare, click here.

Education Documentaries Ride Wave of Publicity

While Waiting for Superman is getting a lot of attention these days as a documentary that exposes the broken state of public education in the United States, another documentary is worth a look as well.  The subject of a segment on Fox & Friends this morning, it’s called Not As Good As You Think: The Myth of the Middle Class School.  The trailer for it appears below.

NAGAYT Final Trailer from Nicholas Tucker on Vimeo.

Here’s to hoping elected officials have the guts and the fortitude to push back against the teachers unions and return to the days when classrooms were for learning instead of indoctrination.

Vandals Strike, Remove Mojave Cross

Only two weeks after the Supreme Court decided the Mojave Cross could remain on display near the Mojave National Preserve in California, vandals struck the site and removed the cross that has stood since 1934 as a memorial to veterans of World War I.

I just learned of the vandalism via Fox News Channel.

Developing…

SEE ALSO: Supreme Court to Hear Veterans Memorial Case (2/23/09)

Like Glenn Beck, I Highlight Legal Immigrants

On his Fox News Channel show this afternoon, Glenn Beck highlighted the issue of illegal immigration by playing host to an audience made up entirely of legal immigrants.  Below, rather than try to steal his thunder in this space, I highlight the legal immigrants I’ve featured on this blog during the past 12 months:

‘Let ‘em have one finger, they take your whole hand’ (top video)– Ionel “Greg” Grigore and his mother Dumitra. The Grigores, 54 and 74 respectively, came to this country during the 1980s in search of freedom and prosperity after spending their entire lives in Romania under the oppressive “thumb” of communism.

Three First-Generation Americans Offer Advice (bottom video)– From Cuba, Brazil and India, three first-generation Americans, including Marty Martinez from the video above, took time to share powerful messages every freedom-loving American should hear.

Clinton’s Waco Actions Render Claims of OKC Bombing Cover Up More Believable Than Ever

If President Bill Clinton was the man in charge of the federal government’s bungling of the standoff at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco 16 years ago, then claims about his involvement in a cover up of the Oklahoma City Bombing become more plausible.

The video above shows former Clinton advisor Dick Morris sharing details with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity of a deal made between President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno related to the tragedy in Waco.  In short, according to Morris, Reno threatened Clinton by saying she would tell the world how he was in charge of the mishandling of events which resulted in the deaths of 82 Branch Davidians — including 20 children — and four federal agents at the Texas prairie compound of David Koresh and his followers.

The statements by Morris come seven months after I published four posts based on exclusive interviews with two people who suspect President Clinton engaged in a cover up of details about who, in addition to Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, was responsible for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City two years to the day after the Waco siege began.

One of the people with whom I spoke was David P. Schippers, a man who served as chief investigative counsel during the Clinton Impeachment Hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives and in similar proceedings in the Senate.  Below is an excerpt from the Sept. 30 post in which I recounted my interview with the Chicago-based attorney:

I began the interview by asking Schippers why no one had pursued Hussain Al-Hussaini, the Iraqi native Davis identified in her book as the third terrorist who, along with Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, carried out the attack?

“My honest opinion is that the original shot was made by (President Bill) Clinton in 1995,” he explained.  “Remember, it was 1995, and he had lost the congress — both houses of Congress — and people were saying he would never get reelected, and his numbers were way the hell down.

“If he had had another attack against the United States, he would have had to act, and he didn’t do a damn thing on the first Twin Towers bombing,” he continued.  “Clinton said, ‘Let’s not overreact,’ and, at that time, we had the Department of Justice with (Janet) Reno in there who was completely politicized, and I think (Clinton) just decided we’re not going to do it.”

Schippers continued, “riding” a bipartisan train of thought.

“Now, why didn’t the (President George W.) Bush people do it?” he asked rhetorically.  “That’s the one that really bothered me.  We deliberately waited until Reno and that gang got out of the administration and then Bush came in.”

Unfortunately, no one ever bit on the information Schippers said a president could have used as a legitimate reason to invade Iraq, and he blames it on a pact between the Bushes and Clintons — something akin to the mutually-assured destruction mindset that prevailed during the Cold War between Russia and the United States.

The other person I interviewed was Jayna Davis, award-winning investigative reporter and author of The New York Times Best Seller about the OKC Bombing, “The Third Terrorist”.  In three posts published Sept. 28, I share details of the interview during which she broke her four-year silence with the media and spoke to me about the OKC Bombing video tapes the FBI refuses to release — most likely, because they will reveal that officials at the highest levels of government knew more than they let on.

File this under “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”.

Navy SEAL Court-Martial Begins at Camp Victory

Four months ago, I began covering the cases of three U.S. Navy SEALs who stand accused of roughing up a detainee in Iraq believed responsible for shooting and killing four American contractors in Fallujah, Iraq, and then dragging their bodies through the streets and hanging them from a bridge.  Today, the court-martial begins for one of those SEALs, Jonathan Keefe, at Camp Victory, Iraq.  Fox & Friends aired the report about the latest details this morning.?

SEE ALSO:

Prosecution of One Navy SEAL Takes Good Turn

Charges Against Navy SEALs Published

Six Important Facts About the Assault Charges Three Navy SEALs Face for Doing Their Jobs

Retired Navy SEAL Questions Nation’s Mental State

Hat tip:  Gateway Pundit

‘Fox Cleared of All Charges in Henhouse Scandal’

“The accused fox was cleared of all charges after none of the hens who had occupied the henhouse prior to the alleged incident appeared in court this morning to testify against the fox.  Reporting live from the criminal court building in London, this is Peter Johnson reporting for BBC News.”

Lord Ron Oxburgh

Of course, the paragraph above is fictitious; however, when you insert East Anglia University‘s Climate Research Unit in place of the fox and Lord Ron Oxburgh, a former chair of the House of Lords science and technology committee, in place of a criminal court judge, the findings of Lord Oxburgh’s review of the climate change e-mail scandal — as published in a Wall Street Journal article today — begins to lose credibility.

For starters, the man the Brits refer to as Lord Oxburgh is, by trade, a geologist.  Though not necessarily a disqualifier, since my dad was a petroleum geologist and a very smart one at that), being a geologist does not qualify one as an expert on climate.

More relevant to this case are Lord Oxburgh’s well-publicized views about climate change that call his objectivity into questions.

For instance, he told the press he sees “little hope for the world” unless carbon dioxide emissions are dealt with, according to a BBC article published in 2004.  In the same article, he opined that climate change makes him “very worried for the planet”.

Oh yes, you’re probably wondering who is represented by the hens in the opening paragraph.  That would be ordinary citizens of the United States — and, for that matter, the entire world.  You and I.

People who are made to pay the price each and every time foxes like those at East Anglia’s CRU use their positions — and government funding, I might add — to foist junk science conclusions into the public square and thereby provide politicians with the data upon which they base legislation that leads to ever-higher taxes.  All to save an environment that seems to have survived quite well for thousands of years despite us.

Talk about GLOBULL WARMING.  Sheesh!