Nathan R. Jessup

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Boston Tea Party 2010 (Palin Speaks To Thousands Of Patriots On Boston Commons)

In America, Breaking News, Conservatives, freedom, Health Care, liberty, living free, Patriot, Sarah Palin, Tea Party on April 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm

(By Nathan R. Jessup)

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(Sarah Palin before her speech)  Being right next to the stage, I had the pleasure of saying hello to Sarah and Todd Palin.

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MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Goes Nuts

In America, funny, Olbermann Watch, Tea Party on March 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

In a recent interview, Dylan Ratigan attacks Tea Party leader, Mark Williams.  Throughout the interview Ratigan insists Williams answer his loaded questions without affording him the opportunity to do so.  Eventually, Ratigan requests Williams mike be shut off (which is odd considering he never had a chance to use it).

MSNBC might want to consider installing defibrillators in the studio if they intend on preserving the current lineup of hosts.  Dylan Ratigan’s recent rant nearly sent him into cardiac arrest.  Dylan, and seldom-watched Olbermann, seem to be crying louder than ever for attention.  Ratigan ought to address the man in the mirror before looking elsewhere.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin:

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

UPDATE: Story Balloon has the story

UPDATE: Atlas Shrugs reporting on the lunacy

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Goes Nuts

In America, funny, Olbermann Watch, Tea Party on March 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

In a recent interview, Dylan Ratigan attacks Tea Party leader, Mark Williams.  Throughout the interview Ratigan insists Williams answer his loaded questions without affording him the opportunity to do so.  Eventually, Ratigan requests Williams mike be shut off (which is odd considering he never had a chance to use it).

MSNBC might want to consider installing defibrillators in the studio if they intend on preserving the current lineup of hosts.  Dylan Ratigan’s recent rant nearly sent him into cardiac arrest.  Dylan, and seldom-watched Olbermann, seem to be crying louder than ever for attention.  Ratigan ought to address the man in the mirror before looking elsewhere.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin:

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

UPDATE: Story Balloon has the story

UPDATE: Atlas Shrugs reporting on the lunacy

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Goes Nuts

In America, funny, Olbermann Watch, Tea Party on March 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

In a recent interview, Dylan Ratigan attacks Tea Party leader, Mark Williams.  Throughout the interview Ratigan insists Williams answer his loaded questions without affording him the opportunity to do so.  Eventually, Ratigan requests Williams mike be shut off (which is odd considering he never had a chance to use it).

MSNBC might want to consider installing defibrillators in the studio if they intend on preserving the current lineup of hosts.  Dylan Ratigan’s recent rant nearly sent him into cardiac arrest.  Dylan, and seldom-watched Olbermann, seem to be crying louder than ever for attention.  Ratigan ought to address the man in the mirror before looking elsewhere.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin:

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

UPDATE: Story Balloon has the story

UPDATE: Atlas Shrugs reporting on the lunacy

Keith Olbermann Schooled By Dallas Tea Party

In America, Olbermann Watch, Tea Party on February 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

(I first saw this video on Atlas Shrugs) In the video Olbermann questions: Where are they? Where are the Blacks, the Hispanics? Where are the minorities? Olbermann goes on to call out the Tea Party movement for surrounding themselves with only whites. Has Keith actually been to a Tea Party rally? He might want to consider accepting the Dallas invitation before continuing on his factually absent rants.  Good work Keith. (Oh, one last question for ya Keith: how many minorities are you surrounded by at MSNBC?)

James O'Keefe: New Video Ready For Release

In Andrew Breitbart, Blogs, Breaking News, Government Lies on February 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

(Re-posted from Politico.com) James O’Keefe, the self-styled guerilla investigative journalist celebrated for his video on ACORN and arrested last month in New Orleans in an attempted expose of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, got a rock star welcome at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.

O’Keefe, 25, wasn’t scheduled to do any official events at CPAC, as the conference is known, but he attracted plenty of attention as he waded through the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, where the conference is taking place, posing for pictures with admiring fans who wished him well in his pending court case.

O’Keefe became a instant conservative celebrity last year when he and a partner, Hannah Giles, released secretly recorded videos of them posing as a pimp and prostitute while soliciting advice from employees of ACORN, the liberal community organizing group, on how to set up a brothel.

But last month, after he and two other men entered Landrieu’s New Orleans district office pretending to be telephone repairmen, while a fourth man waited outside, they were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony, charges that carry maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

According to an FBI affidavit, two of the men attempted to manipulate telephones and accessed the telephone closet, while O’Keefe filmed them on his cell phone camera.

Their supporters say their goal was to show that staffers for Landrieu, who became a target of conservative scorn for voting for the Senate healthcare overhaul after being promised additional Medicaid funding for her state, was ignoring constituent phone calls.

In a short interview in a hotel hallway, O’Keefe told POLITICO he had another investigative video “ready to go,” though he wouldn’t reveal the topic or the timing. “I’m always ready to go,” he said.

The ACORN videos, which resulted in a Congressional vote to stop federal funding for the group before a federal judge ordered the funding restored, will be recognized Friday evening with an award from XPAC, the acronym for “Xtremely Active Political Conservatives,” which is holding its own events at the conference.

O’Keefe – who had to get permission from his parole office to attend CPAC – told POLITICO he wasn’t sure if the terms of his probation would allow him to remain in Washington to accept the award or would require him to return to his parents’ home in New Jersey.

“My business model is I want to be a talent scout. I want to be an American idol for weaponized freedom fighters,” said Breitbart. “And that’s one of the reasons I love coming here.”

“I love meeting troublemakers,” Breitbart said, adding he was impressed by Basel and Dai, and intends to use CPAC to scout for more young people interested in activist journalism.

Breitbart said he continues to work with O’Keefe and intends to post his next video project, but said he only met Basel and a third person who was arrested in New Orleans, 24-year-old Stan Dai, at a Wednesday night party hosted by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks PAC.

James O’Keefe: New Video Ready For Release

In Andrew Breitbart, Blogs, Breaking News, Government Lies on February 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

(Re-posted from Politico.com) James O’Keefe, the self-styled guerilla investigative journalist celebrated for his video on ACORN and arrested last month in New Orleans in an attempted expose of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, got a rock star welcome at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.

O’Keefe, 25, wasn’t scheduled to do any official events at CPAC, as the conference is known, but he attracted plenty of attention as he waded through the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, where the conference is taking place, posing for pictures with admiring fans who wished him well in his pending court case.

O’Keefe became a instant conservative celebrity last year when he and a partner, Hannah Giles, released secretly recorded videos of them posing as a pimp and prostitute while soliciting advice from employees of ACORN, the liberal community organizing group, on how to set up a brothel.

But last month, after he and two other men entered Landrieu’s New Orleans district office pretending to be telephone repairmen, while a fourth man waited outside, they were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony, charges that carry maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

According to an FBI affidavit, two of the men attempted to manipulate telephones and accessed the telephone closet, while O’Keefe filmed them on his cell phone camera.

Their supporters say their goal was to show that staffers for Landrieu, who became a target of conservative scorn for voting for the Senate healthcare overhaul after being promised additional Medicaid funding for her state, was ignoring constituent phone calls.

In a short interview in a hotel hallway, O’Keefe told POLITICO he had another investigative video “ready to go,” though he wouldn’t reveal the topic or the timing. “I’m always ready to go,” he said.

The ACORN videos, which resulted in a Congressional vote to stop federal funding for the group before a federal judge ordered the funding restored, will be recognized Friday evening with an award from XPAC, the acronym for “Xtremely Active Political Conservatives,” which is holding its own events at the conference.

O’Keefe – who had to get permission from his parole office to attend CPAC – told POLITICO he wasn’t sure if the terms of his probation would allow him to remain in Washington to accept the award or would require him to return to his parents’ home in New Jersey.

“My business model is I want to be a talent scout. I want to be an American idol for weaponized freedom fighters,” said Breitbart. “And that’s one of the reasons I love coming here.”

“I love meeting troublemakers,” Breitbart said, adding he was impressed by Basel and Dai, and intends to use CPAC to scout for more young people interested in activist journalism.

Breitbart said he continues to work with O’Keefe and intends to post his next video project, but said he only met Basel and a third person who was arrested in New Orleans, 24-year-old Stan Dai, at a Wednesday night party hosted by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks PAC.

James O'Keefe: New Video Ready For Release

In Andrew Breitbart, Blogs, Breaking News, Government Lies on February 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

(Re-posted from Politico.com) James O’Keefe, the self-styled guerilla investigative journalist celebrated for his video on ACORN and arrested last month in New Orleans in an attempted expose of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, got a rock star welcome at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.

O’Keefe, 25, wasn’t scheduled to do any official events at CPAC, as the conference is known, but he attracted plenty of attention as he waded through the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, where the conference is taking place, posing for pictures with admiring fans who wished him well in his pending court case.

O’Keefe became a instant conservative celebrity last year when he and a partner, Hannah Giles, released secretly recorded videos of them posing as a pimp and prostitute while soliciting advice from employees of ACORN, the liberal community organizing group, on how to set up a brothel.

But last month, after he and two other men entered Landrieu’s New Orleans district office pretending to be telephone repairmen, while a fourth man waited outside, they were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony, charges that carry maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

According to an FBI affidavit, two of the men attempted to manipulate telephones and accessed the telephone closet, while O’Keefe filmed them on his cell phone camera.

Their supporters say their goal was to show that staffers for Landrieu, who became a target of conservative scorn for voting for the Senate healthcare overhaul after being promised additional Medicaid funding for her state, was ignoring constituent phone calls.

In a short interview in a hotel hallway, O’Keefe told POLITICO he had another investigative video “ready to go,” though he wouldn’t reveal the topic or the timing. “I’m always ready to go,” he said.

The ACORN videos, which resulted in a Congressional vote to stop federal funding for the group before a federal judge ordered the funding restored, will be recognized Friday evening with an award from XPAC, the acronym for “Xtremely Active Political Conservatives,” which is holding its own events at the conference.

O’Keefe – who had to get permission from his parole office to attend CPAC – told POLITICO he wasn’t sure if the terms of his probation would allow him to remain in Washington to accept the award or would require him to return to his parents’ home in New Jersey.

“My business model is I want to be a talent scout. I want to be an American idol for weaponized freedom fighters,” said Breitbart. “And that’s one of the reasons I love coming here.”

“I love meeting troublemakers,” Breitbart said, adding he was impressed by Basel and Dai, and intends to use CPAC to scout for more young people interested in activist journalism.

Breitbart said he continues to work with O’Keefe and intends to post his next video project, but said he only met Basel and a third person who was arrested in New Orleans, 24-year-old Stan Dai, at a Wednesday night party hosted by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks PAC.

James O'Keefe's Statement Released

In Congress, Corruption, freedom, Government Lies, Health Care, Integrity, US Senate on January 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

(Source: Biggovernment.com via The Jawa Report)

“I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.” I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken. In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.

On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building. The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator. We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.”

It seems O’Keefe was trying to get to the bottom of the “jammed phones” mystery (in “the people’s office”). This project did not involve illegal wire taps (sorry Keith Olbermann and MSNBC) it was, much like the revealing ACORN project, a search for truth. Of course the liberal-left want this kid locked up, why wouldn’t they? I hope he is back at it soon. Good work James.

UPDATE: HotAir.com reports on the story.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit covering the story.

James O’Keefe’s Statement Released

In Congress, Corruption, freedom, Government Lies, Health Care, Integrity, US Senate on January 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

(Source: Biggovernment.com via The Jawa Report)

“I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.” I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken. In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.

On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building. The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator. We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.”

It seems O’Keefe was trying to get to the bottom of the “jammed phones” mystery (in “the people’s office”). This project did not involve illegal wire taps (sorry Keith Olbermann and MSNBC) it was, much like the revealing ACORN project, a search for truth. Of course the liberal-left want this kid locked up, why wouldn’t they? I hope he is back at it soon. Good work James.

UPDATE: HotAir.com reports on the story.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit covering the story.