“This is glaringly obvious—no testimony has been disclosed from people interviewed who were on the ground or from national security professionals,” he added .”Instead, the only leaks have been regarding Democrat political figures, and the initial stories have all selectively disclosed testimony to fit with Democrat political narratives.” Wow this guy also lies in writing. Gowdy is well aware of numerous leaks that came from this witch hunt, all of which were designed to hurt Clinton. And based on his own logic, it is doubtful that a Democrat would have leaked stuff that hurt Clinton. And for those of you who believe this guys lies or rationalize them away because you share his ideology or beliefs, well your merely the low information voter he knows you are.
It seems it is business as usual, by which we mean yet another instance in which the committee has been caught “leaking” something to the press that is in fact completely made up. You do not need to be overly cynical to note that House Republican Benghazi investigations to date have sustained years of momentum for themselves and their budgets solely on supposedly-unauthorized “leaks” that just happen to be manufactured from bungling or lying outright about the evidence that investigation has “collected,” In this case the designated “leaker” manufactured their case by copy-pasting unrelated emails together as if Hillary Clinton had responded to one email that wasn’t her actual response. There are several of these leaks.
[-7] October 8, 2015 at 3:35pm
Missy Robertson, whose new book “Blessed, Blessed…Blessed” released this week… Ok your gonna tell me that this story was not a paid promotional piece for the book. For those who don’t see that, they treat you like low information voters cause you are one.
It seems clear to me that the story was written because the book had been released… “Family Reveals Fears” (in the book). I think you are making much ado about nothing, and I am definitely not a low information voter. I would much rather have this kind of material being promoted over all of the other garbage we are exposed to on a daily basis.
The truth is that no money needs to have changed hands for this interview. Publishing companies expect that all authors will do a press junket. The author is contractually obligated to do a number of print or TV interviews to promote the book.
This contract does not denote any sleazy behavior by either the publisher or the author . . or the news outlet that prints the interview. It is just how the publishing industry promotes books.
[-11] October 8, 2015 at 3:29pm
@Matthew… Interesting point and let me forward a reality from many areas of life that might answer your question why no direct action. Well similar to why we don’t seem to ever “cure” cancer, but know how to treat it better, similar to how we can build much better weapons then we can negotiate peace and why we spend billions fighting the results of poverty as opposed to taking actions to bring jobs back to the US….. because the Anti-Choice movement has become an industry and shame groups like the “Center For Medical Ethics” make money and pay themselves very well to fight the Pro-Choice groups who similarly make money and pay themselves well. So it is in neither ones best interest to ever actually end abortion. Just as it isn’t in the military industrial complex’s best interest to achieve peace or for the cancer research industry to actually eradicate cancer.
I don't believe there is a cure to cancer. Very few diseases have actual "cures", anyways. So, a lot of the "charities" involved on that front seem like scams to me, too. Killing babies for body parts, or whatever excuse, is not going to cure cancer, either. Taking 60 million lives in the name of trying to save some phantom future life? Nope.
We do need a strong national defense as a deterrent to foreign enemies, and strong borders.
[-18] October 8, 2015 at 3:21pm
This story is absolute proof that this site is paid by some Anti-Choice Group to keep the fraudulent inferences and assertions alive. At some point repeating and promoting the inferences and assertions of the videos that was DISPROVED by 5 state investigations into Planned Parenthood that found NO criminal, medical ethic or health regulations make you nothing more than an accomplice and as noted perhaps a paid one. And these 5 state investigations, prompted by the videos were in states that would have manufactured evidence of violations if they could.
Doesn't matter, JRook. People believe what they want to believe, and for the anti-abortionist, any ammunition they can amass against abortion they'll take, even if it's completely bogus, made-up ammunition.
Investigating Planned Butcherhood is like Iran investigating themselves for nukes. Not credible.
How were they disproved? By the actual PP employees in the videos? You are so far out in left field you are not even in the stadium.
Name the five state investigations that have been completed. As on today no state has completed an investigation. Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas have started a investigation and not finished. South Carolina just started there investigation. Your post was very deceiving but I guess that is normal for you liberals.
Tell us your sources? List the websites where we can find this information. People can say anything they want on the internet. You can CLAIM these videos were disproved. So where's the information, something besides some random claim from a pro-death supporter.
...just like when I order something off TV early in the morning...there is no profit off of a the body part...
...they only made a profit off of the shipping and handling
[-1] October 8, 2015 at 3:12pm
Agreed, but then again when you use online and social media marketing to promote a religion the way you would McDona’d's all day breakfast you cheapen it to the point that people regard it as worthy of similar respect.
But if it were Bring Your Quran to Schooll Day as the idiotic tweeter mentioned, not only would the left rejoice and pat the little Muslim darlings on their backs, but no one would say their method of promoting their “religion” was not worthy of respect. No one would be tweeting anything in opposition. That would be racist (although there is no race involved). Yet Christians are seen as unworthy of respect in this regard, as you say, and are promoting their religion in a cheap way that invites and deserves ridicule.
I think the sewers of twitter could use little cleaning, a good step in the right direction trying to bring some sanity to the pound key (that's right, it isn't a gorram "hashtag" you ninnys) fanatics.
If you want to advertise to the sinners, you got to go where they inhabit.
 October 8, 2015 at 3:09pm
Taking a step back i’d say the quality of trash that billy references tweets from says a lot about what he thinks of the group here. Who would even give the time of day to someone who can’t complete a sentence without using a four letter word.
Stupid discussion from the get go. Who cares what someone would or would not do in the presence of a mentally ill individual who is bent on killing multiple people and himself. There was a time where we had quality media people and journalists who posed serious questions about serious issues. Not just marketing opportunists who seek to create a 48 hour controversy that drives viewers to their show or eye balls to their site.
That was a first thumbs up from me. I am headed off to therapy...
JR; I'm going right behind Ben !
There was also a time when we had some quality Trolls around here. Now, just a bunch of Soros/Brock backed, whiney atheists, and girly men complainers. Thank God we still have you RooK!!!
Zip: Agree. Have noticed an increase in the anarchist single syllable , one word crowd ! Old Trolls like Rook can at least put thoughts and words together into complete sentences .
Rook, thumb up on this one from me too.
Nicely done rook
Sometimes I almost have some hope for Mod, Rook, and Dush is maturing nicely.
It is a heavy task to help these kids grow up.
 October 8, 2015 at 1:40pm
As Ryan pointed out, no one with higher aspirations would be dumb enough to want to lead the clown car the House has become. Other than waste taxpayer time and money on nonsensical symbolic votes, politically motivated investigations as noted by McCarthy they have accomplished nothing. And the republicans promised real leadership when they took over Congress. If this is what republican leadership looks like…. there is no wonder they have trouble matching hillary in the polls despite their constant attacks. And while the constant attacks on hillary entertain the low information voters they ultimately drive away the independent voters who, after the zealots on both sides waste their votes, actually elect the President. Independent voters seek real leadership, who look to improve the quality of life in america.
[-13] October 8, 2015 at 11:33am
Ah got it. So while it is objectionable to politicize the Oregon shooting, it is awesome to commercialize it. And isn’t it interesting that the same people who explained away the Charleston church shooter racial motive as nothing more than the actions of a mental ill individual. Want to promote propaganda that the Oregon shooter was indicative of a war on Christianity. The Oregon shooter also was enamored with the Irish Republican Army a Catholic terrorist group. So where did he shoot individuals who said they were Catholic. If it is in the leg, you have nothing more than one christian killing another.
You forgot to mention that the Oregon shooter was a white republican also….dumb-ass!
The kid was praising the devil with pentagrams and 666 written all over his puke riddled manifesto. I don't know any Christians that praise the devil and wishes to be a Demon in their afterlife.
Tell us, do you even know how to comprehend?
JROOK, I think the difference is that the Charleston shooting was because of race and race trumps everything in this country. Whites were considered "collectively responsible" for the church shooting.
In the hierarchy of PC shooting someone because of their protected race status (black) is considered to be far more gawdawful than shooting Christians because of their Christianity.
He specifically murdered those who were Christians. Catholics are Christians. Any feeling he had regarding the IRA would be as a terrorist organization, not as a Catholic one. He was born in England, and given his apparent love of the anti-societal mindset, it would not be unusual for him to identify with the IRA.
Those bullets could have been put to good use caping liberals. Such a waste.
The Charleston was because of race, and specifically because of a flag.
The Oregon shooting was because of the NRA.
Just ask any liberal media outlet. Or just ask Obama.
Heisendude: "race trumps everything in this country."
And you base that contention on... WHAT exactly?
One could probably argue that MONEY / GREED trumps everything in this country.
But the reality is... Whta 'trumps' something else is but individually determined. It may be race for one person. Money for another. Religion for yet another. Or some combination of all or none of those things.
"Whites were considered “collectively responsible” for the church shooting."
Again I'll ask... You base that contention on WHAT exactly?
"In the hierarchy of PC shooting someone because of their protected race status (black) is considered to be far more gawdawful than shooting Christians because of their Christianity."
The hierarchy of PC shootings eh.
Seems to me most reasonable and responsible people do not evaluate such horrific killings in some hierarchy way. Most see such killings as senseless killings.
You might want to examine your own conscience and try and find out why YOU are focused on what disgusting bias or bigotry trumps whichever other ones and... Why you think a 'hierarchy rating system' applied to mass killings is at all important to YOU.
Poor guy. Another ass chapped lefty.
Why don't you GFY in peace?
Barry politicizing an event could potentially affect my civil rights. A business commercializing an event does not affect me at all. I'm not surprised you can't see the distinction.
People have you on the no respond list. You're tired, uninspiring, and boring.
Offering a discount to christians is a wonderful thing to do. What's the problem? He's making 5% less on each firearm.
Thays what I call sacrificing for the greater good.
Glory says "you forgot to mention ...he was a white republican..." Then Obama is a white president!!
Look at jrook trying to distance himself from the atheist murderer. The guy coukd have been your brother rookie.
Yall are just alike.
The shooter was neither white, nor Republican. He was a mulatto who was a fan of the Irish Republican Army.
ZAPPA, this country is obsessed with alleged "institutional White racism" against blacks. And that is despite the billions of dollars spent on special programs to benefit blacks and other minorities as well as other blatant anti-White practices.
And there is indeed a battle for the hierarchy of PC groups. Oprah took heat for supporting the black candidate over the woman candidate. Feminists are now fighting transexuals for their place on the PC scale of "victims".
Whites were indeed considered "collectively responsible" for the Charleston shooting. What do you think the removal of all the Southern symbols like the Confederate flag was all about?! Why do you think Glenn Beck went to Charleston other than to grovel and show to the world that he is "one of the good Whites"?
Do you really think that if the Oregon shooter specifically shot to kill just muslims or gays or women or transexuals or blacks or any other PC protected group the coverage would not be nonstop about his "bigotry and bias" against that group?! Especially if he was a White male Christian who did the shooting?
There are indeed PC approved templates for societal judgement. Based on the treatment of this story - as well as others - society does not have such a template for when Christianity is the target.
 October 8, 2015 at 11:27am
More likely some “american” shell company who has them made in China at a level that does not meet the reported specifications or safety standards, pays $2.50 for them and sells them for $29.95 so the executives and investors can collect undeserved compensation. If it is a flaw in the batteries, let’s hope the company will be held responsible.
 October 8, 2015 at 11:25am
Dry conditions don’t change the fact the owner is responsible for any and all damage that resulted, including repairing the terrain of the park. Or do we not advocate for personal responsibility in these instances?
I am advocating personal responsibility. This wasn't his first error.
 October 8, 2015 at 11:22am
While the conservative caucus is no doubt rather dumb and childish relative to their statements and behavior on most issues they nailed it on this one. McCarthy is either suffering from extreme dyslexia, some other mental or emotional disorder or he is one of the dumbest people in Congress…. and that is a tough bar to get under.
 October 8, 2015 at 11:18am
I could care less if and how he plays golf and agree that a story such as this is nothing more than a PAID for anti-Trump piece. Some day we might actually get back to a place where stories about candidates knowledge, understanding, stance and planned action regarding real issues are featured instead of cheap crap like this.
October 8, 2015 at 11:14am
Both faith leaders and politicians, alike, who support HB 43 say that it could be a preventative measure that helps adequately protect the faithful later on down the road…. No it is another absurd waste of taxpayer time and money on a purely symbolic statement that, as noted in the story, is unnecessary and similar the Planned Parenthood videos seeks to fraudulently infer something to the public that is not true. We don’t need ideological and religious based zealots and grandstanders in government. We need intelligent, educated people who know how to get things done. These are the same type of anti-freedom, anti-liberty, anti-self determination quacks who would outlaw contraception if possible.
October 8, 2015 at 11:07am
While the attempts were apparently blocked by a “threat monitoring” product that Clinton’s employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. That means her server was possibly vulnerable to cyberattacks during that time.
Ok for the low information voters here that will listen to rush who will report that her email server was definately hacked and top secret information was obtained by China and Russia….. the key to why this is another made up controversy is in the malware reference. If her email server were hacked there would be remnants of such attacks that could be detected. So rather than publish and bring attention to the Factual story that there was no evidence of any hacks other than those that were successfully blocked, you get the typical inference piece that sways that keeps the low information voter purposely uninformed. So much for people actually caring about issues facing the country and the its citizens. What is clear from the story is that the major banks and most federal and state governments and agencies should use the same protections, and probably do, on their email servers.
We really don't know what is factual. The FBI has neither confirmed nor denied to judicial watch about what their investigation has found OR that it actually even occurring at this very moment. So, even people that read about these things don't have a firm grasp.
The simplest thing we do know is that Nation state cyber security protections fail about as often as private company cyber security investments and that compromises will continue to happen, will happen, no matter what (unless the sever is turned off) there is a probability of being hacked.
[-2] October 8, 2015 at 11:00am
“predominately secular Christmas production” Ok here’s perhaps the stupidest phrase that will be written this week. What is exactly is a predominately secular Christmas production? Is there proportionate time in the production given to Hanukkak? I’m assuming there is not a huge amount of time given to Santa Clause and Red Nosed Reindeers in a high school production.
I am a graduate of this high school, participated in Christmas Spec all four years (including 2 in the Nativity Orchestra) and have been a spectator for the last 20 years. The show is approximately 1:30 long, and the Nativity takes up about 20 of those minutes. The rest is secular in nature and songs in the first half (the Music of Christmas) include Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Let It Snow, Rudolph, Fruitcake (hmmm, don't recall having heard that one in a while), Baby It's Cold Outside, I'll Be Home For Christmas, White Christmas, You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch...
So yes, predominately secular is accurate.
I realize it is a long clip, but the production video is included. I encourage you to watch it. As I recall, the pacing of the entire show was fantastic and the musicians are pretty amazing.
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers is the best part of the secular half. Bar none.
[-1] October 8, 2015 at 10:54am
“Most of the time their education ends with that first baby,” Carson said. “Those babies are four times as likely to grow up in poverty, end up in the penal system or the welfare system. I’m not making this stuff up.” And of course that’s only a fact that is related to poor urban or rural women who have children out of wedlock. So what he said here is actually more consistent and supportive of the Freakeconomics research that showed a CAUSATION, not just a correlation between abortion and the reduction in crime rates since 1980. Less unwanted children to poor urban and rural women who can’t afford them and thus take adequate care of them results in fewer screwed up individuals who end up committing crimes and ending up behind bars. So yes his statement is consistent with a wide body of evidence. Of course if you study children of affluent single or divorced mothers who have a support system allows for a high level of concern and caring for the child…. the outcomes are very different and not significantly different from other children.
[-4] October 8, 2015 at 10:46am
Just want to be clear here. The objections to this kid being discriminated against for a harmless clock, have now somehow become justifications for inferring something about the kid’s motives based on information that appears on a facebook page that may or may not be from his father. And tell me again why Megyn Kelly is not just another conservative hack who creates conspiracies and propaganda against individuals or groups who’s ideology or beliefs are counter to the conservative machine? The notion that a clock that was mistaken for a bomb, which it clearly wasn’t generating this kind of “interest” and followup BS stories is beyond laughable and places the the producers of such stories and the individuals who read something into them members of the same clown car.
If you don’t think that “clock” looks like a timer-triggered IED, you either don’t know what you’re talking about, or you’re being purposefully misleading. I’ve spoken to LEO’s I know, I’ve spoken to current and former military personnel that I know (a couple of those are former EOD specialists, so they know a thing or two about explosive devices). All of them agree that what that kid built looks close enough to an actual explosive device to put any LEO worth the badge they wear on HIGH alert.
Whether it was meant to look like an IED or brief case bomb is a completely separate issue entirely. The fact is, that’s what it looked like. Take something identical to that and try to put it through TSA as a “clock” and see how quickly you get “randomly” selected for additional screening, questioning, interrogation, and cavity searching.
im guessing you are joking, have you not read the history of this family aside from Kelly? Put another face to the news you read, for someone who thinks conspiracy is created/made up, you would have to be someone who is so blinded they wont open a door to any other idea facts or no facts. You must be one who is still supporting Hillary and Obama no matter all the lies, hidden things, corruption, ?
are you really this foolish? it was already established that the kid niether built or improved a clock in any way, he simply reconfigured it to look suspiciously like a bomb. and when a 14 year old is combative with the police, you can bet your life he was coached and instructed to do so. very few 14 year olds have the stones to talk back when one on one with police, especially "smart" little nerdy twerps like this little sh*tbag.
And at the very least we can say that the schools are being consistent. If 6 year olds can be suspended for poptart guns and using their fingers like a gun, then a replica bomb better get him a stiff punishment. of course useful idiot like you never say a damn thing when its a white kid, but when he's a muslim, all hell breaks loose. why? because you are all a bunch of racists plain and simple.
Oooo Cavity Search. JRookie would like that. They may even find Lerner’s emails….
JRook Your run-on sentences have become tiresome
 October 8, 2015 at 10:36am
“I think FFRF just pooped themselves to death.” I wouldn’t be too concerned about the 100,000 figure or its impact as there are over 49 million students attending public schools. So you looking at .2%. It would be interesting to see how many of the 5 million students who attend catholic schools and 1.2 million that attend christian schools bring their bibles everyday. And of course what percentage of the kids from families that can’t afford christian private schools have to attend public schools and bring have their bibles in their knapsack everyday anyway.
I don't remember your defeatist analysis for the blm movement. I don't remember your crapping on the gay rights crowd. You just delight in being an abrasive moron. Well done, troll. You're good at it.
You'd be surprised how many there are. But most kids feel they have to hide their Bibles in public schools, because of sick freaks who tell them that they can't bring Bibles to school.
Kids attending catholic and other Christian schools don’t need to take their bibles to school everyday. The schools already have plenty of bibles there.
Who are these "sick freaks" you speak of, and when has the happened?
Funny- the LGBT movement (LOL) in this country has spawned anti-religious sentiment - caused our supreme court to disgrace itself and commit an unconstitutional blunder which will forever scar our nation, and trample all over the rights of others , not to mention changed the face of business, education etc and they are about 2% or less of the population- so I guess that is significant enough if you fit the narrative - unfortunately I guess they do not fit yours
Things begin small as in the parable of the mustard seed. The Kingdom of God will grow and grow. Last year they said 8000, this year 100,000 wanna bet unless governments get in the way that number will increase next year? Bless every child, teacher and parent who had the courage to make this simple example.
October 6, 2015 at 3:35pm
Please point out one thing Cruz has done that was not designed to gain attention and self promote. Seriously, has he done anything constructive in the Senate that at the core was to improve the quality of life for all Americans. What I see is a guy who makes purposeful, nonsensical, inflammatory comments similar to Ann Coulter to feed the angry mob and gain some cheap media attention. The difference being you know it means she at least has a book coming out. Why exactly is Cruz doing? Given how many times he states, “I’m a constitutionalist”, I’d say he is positioning himself for a Supreme Court nomination. Which is good cause he has zero chance of ever getting elected to higher office and would destroy the ticket as a VP choice.