Posts Tagged ‘pure speculation’

…at David Horowitz News Real Blog about the sudden invisibility of Shirley Sherrod and that’s this.

From what I’ve seen of Andrew Breitbart he is a great poker player, but looking closer and closer at the Sherrod case he might just be a chess player too.

You will recall he was very careful about the release of the ACORN tapes spacing them out and getting the media to fall into trap after trap until ACORN was a broken organization.

Also recall that Breitbart is a totally intergrated web person who worked regularly with Matt Drudge before venturing out on his own. He knows the web well, and that he had the initial video stuff months before he used it.

Is it reasonable to think that he would not have googled this woman? In just a few weeks enough info has come out about her that she has become radioactive. Can one assume that before his initial (and still ignored) column Brietbart or his assistants would have done the same research that others have done and been aware of the trap that the media was being setup for?

Breitbart Nailed the NAACP and the White house, but people forget, they are not his primary targets overall (although he does say in this case the NAACP was). The media is and always has been the wall that he has been chipping away at.

To what degree was this a media trap and with the deification and disappearance of Shirley Sherrod from that national conscience did he manage to make his media case after all?

What do you think?

…one about the past and one about the present.

Nasty Thought #1: All this draft nonsense:

Do you get the feeling that MSNBC and the left are pushing and talking draft right now because they are afraid of Gen Petraeus? Not afraid of him politically but afraid of him as a general. I have the horrible and uncharitable feeling that they are afraid he will actually win this war.

Success in the war would mean a more powerful US. One more likely to act rather than talk. The concept of the US military as a force never to be used is even more sacred to the left than the first black president. They aren’t in a position to attack Petraeus so the only way to counter him is to get the country talking draft. With a high unemployment rate and college so expensive it is a tempting solution to several social/economic problems but it would scare the britches off of many in the ME generation.

The left has never lost their love of 60’s radicalism, it was their greatest moment, it is their dream to bring it back in living color.

Such an appraisal is not very fair to most of the left and is as I said a nasty thought, but right now it is stuck in my head and won’t come out.

Nasty Thought #2 Al Gore

For years I’ve wondered why Al Gore didn’t assert himself during the Clinton Impeachment stuff. It would have been up to Gore to talk to the president and say it was time for him to go. If he had conventional wisdom says he would have easily won election in 2000 and maybe even in 2004. Not only did he not assert himself but he after the impeachment vote made that ludicrous speech calling Mr. Bill “One of our greatest presidents” (talk about grading on a curve)! In my mind the question has always been: Why did he play along?

I have the nasty feeling that question has now been answered. Does anyone believe for one moment that if the Clintons knew Gore had some ahem “interesting diversions” they wouldn’t have held that over him? Al understood that people judge a Rogue differently than a “strait arrow”. It’s the expectations game. People were not surprised that Clinton was messing around and judged him accordingly, but Gore? He would be judged by his strait arrow image.

Again this is a nasty thought and assumes Gore’s guilt but I can’t get it out of my head.

Are these thoughts a sign I am becoming paranoid or am I just becoming more street savvy? What do you think?

but I have a funny feeling that the bluster from Iran getting the headlines is simply to draw a reaction A feint to see what we will do.

Again it’s just a hunch, but better safe than sorry.

Right now Col Terry Lee who worked with the Islamic Killer Major Malik Nadal Hasan states that he personally heard this man speak in favor of Jihad and in favor of the attack that took place at the Little Rock recruitment center. According to the Col this person considered it proper that Muslims take arms against American soldiers.

The odds of this not being a Jihad attack in my opinion are about equal to the chance of me turning into Captain Marvel if I say SHAZAM but even if you want to pretend that this is not the case this is a huge win for Al-Qaeda.

Fairly or not this is going to force the military to take a closer look at Muslim soldiers in general and American Muslims in particular. As a convert I’d be very interested in the Mosque where he studied at. NOTE: His cousin just said he was NOT a convert.

This is a big defeat for us today, it’s a battle lost, but the war goes on and we are going to win it.

May God have mercy on the souls of all the dead and we pray for the quick recovery of those who are wounded.

On Fox news his cousin is calling him a “good American”. If that’s a good American I’d like to see a bad one. I know this guy is blood and family is going to defend family but COME ON!

Memeorandum has plenty more. There is a lot we don’t know so be sure to take all early reports with a grain of salt.

Update Hotair has the clip that I just was watching. I’ll toss it in here.

It is worth looking at AllahPundit’s coverage from the top down. It shows you how a story develops and how information changes over time, so as i said before, take everything with a grain of salt.

Update 2: At least one person on the left has a vivid imagination.

Update 3: Shep Smith just said: “We consider this a major news event” DUH! Ya Think? My wife doesn’t watch the news but Shep is driving her crazy. O’Reilly is now on and the air so my wife will let Fox stay on.