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Rep. Peter King: Rand Paul ‘Disgraced His Office’ With Clapper Attacks

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This is from NewsMax.

I have a correction for Peterless King RINO NY you are

the disgrace to your office not Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky).

Rand’s remarks about James Clapper.

James Clapper may have been a good general but as the

Director of National Intelligence.

After all he praised the Muslim Brother Hood as a

secular group instead of the murderous scum they are.

 

New York Rep. Peter King on Thursday ripped into Sen. Rand Paul for his attack on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, charging that his fellow Republican “disgraced his office — and he owes General Clapper an apology immediately.”

“That is absolutely disgraceful to compare General Clapper with a traitor,” King, who confirmed to Newsmax in July that he was considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

He was referring to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency subcontractor who leaked information about the government’s vast electronic surveillance programs. Paul told Blitzer on Wednesday that Clapper posed a greater threat to the nation’s security than Snowden.

“For Senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden — who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk — Senator Paul should be ashamed of himself,” King said. “It’s an absolute disgrace.”

Paul, who represents Kentucky, said in his interview that Clapper’s testimony to Congress in March — in which he said that the NSA “not wittingly” collected data on millions of Americans — amounted to “lying.”

Clapper later called the statement “clearly erroneous” and apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Paul told Blitzer on Wednesday that Clapper’s testimony was “probably more injurious to our intelligence capabilities than anything Snowden did.

“Clapper has damaged the credibility of the entire intelligence apparatus — and I’m not sure what to believe anymore when they come to Congress,” Paul said.

In his attack on Paul, King said that Clapper had been put “in an impossible position” in the committee’s public session, since the member who posed the question, Democratic Sen. Rob Wyden of Oregon, had obtained more specific information in a classified meeting.

“He knew that General Clapper could not give the full answer because it would let our enemies know what we were doing,” King told CNN. “The question was wrong. General Clapper gave the best answer he could.”

King, a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, also said that he opposed a letter released on Wednesday by seven House Republicans calling for the Justice Department to begin a criminal investigation of whether Clapper had lied to Congress at the March hearing.

The letter, King said, came from “the isolationist wing of the party,” likening it to “radical left-wing Democrats of the 1960s.”

“These are people who are apologizing for America,” the senator said. “That is not the Republican tradition. That is not the tradition of Ronald Reagan. That is not a Republican position.”

King lodged into his rant against Paul as he attacked a report released on Wednesday by a presidential advisory committee that recommended the NSA be limited in how it seizes Americans’ telephone and Internet records without court approval.

“This commission is caving in to political correctness,” King told Blitzer. “The fact is no Americans have had their rights violated. No American citizens’ calls are being listened to unless they’re in contact with terrorists. No one’s name is on file, no one’s address is on file. This is a totally phony issue.”

The interview began with King endorsing the bipartisan legislation introduced by 26 senators that would tighten sanctions on Iran if it violates the nuclear deal reached with world powers last month or lets the accord expire without a long term agreement.

The senators, 13 Republicans and Democrats each, defied President Barack Obama in putting forth the sanctions bill and drew a veto threat.

“If Iran is serious about the agreement, they should have no problems with the sanctions,” King said. “The sanctions only kick in if they don’t comply with the agreement.

“The president should want these sanctions as a weapon to hold over the Iranians,” he added. “The president is making a very serious mistake in threatening to veto this bill.”

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Poetry Corner: Liberty’s Bright Guiding Light

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This is from Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

 

grim bho

in a land of long ago and far away

Not much different than today

Lived a man of high expectation

(Though none knew his resignation

To kill the land of opportunity),

Who became the leader of inequity.

 

In his promises some believed,

Reality suspended, from truth cleaved,

And in this state of worshipping

Into office they put their King

Of “Hope” and “Change” and “Transparency”

None foresaw their ways of errancy.

 

The King, with Nobel Prize of Peace,

Won the day without release,

Of his plans to go to war,

With all and sundry, battle more,

To send our troops both here and there,

Of Fast and Furious, he did not care

 

To tell the truth, or swear on oath,

He lies like ash on Mount Gorgoroth,

And when asked “how”, “what”, or “when”,

His heart’s reaction is to lie descend;

Darkness stalks his every word,

From his lips truth is unheard.

 

Soon, without the law’s consent,

He made decrees from which was rent

All legal ways of doing things,

(But such is the way of tyrants and kings),

And Executive Orders became the way

To make his land his price to pay.

 

The King gave to “green” companies

And soon came many bankruptcies,

The country’s money went down the drain

And their grandchildren would feel the pain

Of paying back King’s grand largesse

To clean up King’s debt-filled mess.

He hired those whose ways were hate

(Of this truth there was no debate)

For the land that they alleged to serve

And their backgrounds could all unnerve

For bombings, being Commies and much more,

Became czars, cabinet, and judges galore.

 

The country King ruled o’er with rage

Became a laughing stock engaged

In sophistry (in both gifts and diplomacy),

With thanks to King’s indelicacy,

And infantile, King threw a fit

When all King did was not a hit!

 

The future of the land he ruled

(Of unwilling subjects and those he fooled)

Became dangerously split in twain

(To never be put back again?)

And over-taxed and unemployed,

Became the things with which King toyed.

 

King muddled in their health care,

Gun rights, schools and everywhere

The people thought they had the right

To make decisions, and truly delight

In living as they thought they could

In a land that was free and good.

 

So where are they now, of long ago?

Where are the rights they used to know?

What land is this, that once so was?

As King became Tyrant without pause

And the people’s lives were lived for naught,

But to serve as slaves as subjects ought.

 

A stand was taken, and things put on hold

But e’en though the move was bold,

The Tyrant’s ruthless cuts and moves,

Reduced the hold to public approved

Compromise; ’twas said, “All good”,

Both sides won, ‘cept Tyrant’s mood

 

And soon the Tyrant doubled down

And ran the people into the ground

As push to shove to marching boots

Became the Tyrant’s power routes,

And people, no more had the right

To join in freedom’s noble fight.

 

Brown Shirts, dark hearts and special rights,

They made the people to recite

A pledge to obey the Tyrant King

To bow down and kiss his ring,

Grovel, kowtow, be nothing more

Than Tyrant’s slaves as ne’er before.

 

Until one night in hours before dawn

One stood up and called upon

A group of others tired of crawling

And, together, (through life appalling),

They organized the people’s hearts

And freedom’s fight had its start.

 

Before the Tyrant had the chance

To take away freedom’s glance

Inside the hearts and souls of man

Where freedom’s calling laid the plan

To defeat the Tyrant and his Brown Shirts

And make a difference in people’s hurts.

 

So freedom’s light returned to the land

Of Tyrant King’s defeat unplanned

Because the people stood up tall

And stood together, servants all,

Of Liberty’s bright guiding light

That shines the brightest in the night.

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Biden’s claim of brush with gun massacre questioned

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This is from The Washington Times.

As Rush would say The Washington Time committed a random act of journalism.

The left will say this is Joe just being Joe.

 

 

 

Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s claim that he heard the gunshots of a 2006 school massacre while playing golf is raising questions about his veracity or his memory.

Mr. Biden told a meeting of mayors in Washington Thursday that he was about a quarter-mile away from an Amish schoolhouse on Oct. 2, 2006, when a gunman shot and killed five students and wounded five others.

“I happened to be literally — probably, it turned out, to be a quarter of a mile [away] at an outing when I heard gunshots in the woods,” Mr. Biden recounted. “We didn’t know … we thought they were hunters.”

But a search of maps of the area in Lancaster County, Pa., shows the nearest golf course to the site of the shooting, Moccasin Run Golf Club, is about five miles away. Rodney King, the golf pro at Moccasin Run, said Friday he was working at the course on the day of the shooting and never saw Mr. Biden, who was then a U.S. senator.

“There’s a lot of things here that I find hard to believe,” Mr. King said. “I looked in my database, and he [Mr. Biden] is not in my database.”

Even if Mr. Biden had played at the course that day, Mr. King said, “It’s very far-fetched that he would have heard it.”

“I know he didn’t hear those gunshots,” Mr. King said. “They were inside the school. Even if they were outside, he wouldn’t have heard them.”

A spokeswoman for the vice president did not return a request seeking comment Friday. Mr. Biden told the story as he was describing for the mayors’ group the Obama administration’s efforts to enact new gun-control laws.

Another golf course in the region, the Lancaster Country Club, is about 10 miles away from the site of the shooting. Mr. King said it’s more likely that a group of golfers including a senator would play there.

“I would be honored to have Joe Biden play here because he’s a public figure,” he said. “But I put myself in his shoes — Moccasin Run Golf Club would not be the golf course I would go to if I’m going on a golf trip. We are a public facility.”

Mr. Biden said after the shooting, he saw helicopters flying to the scene. Medical helicopters were used to transport victims on that day.

Mr. King said there is a sportsman’s club about a mile from his golf course, and golfers can hear the shots from time to time during target practice. The schoolhouse has since been razed.

While running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2007, Mr. Biden said in a debate that he had been “shot at” during a trip to Iraq. Pressed by reporters, he eventually described three incidents on two separate Iraq trips in which he felt that he was shot at or might have been shot at.

He ended up revising his description by saying: “I was near where a shot landed.”

Aides later said that on one occasion Mr. Biden heard mortars being fired a few hundreds yards away from the building where he was staying in the Green Zone, and on another occasion a bullet was fired at a helicopter in which he was flying.
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AP Exclusive: Unheard King audio found in attic

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This is from The Associated Press.

This is a great historical find.

Must people know little or nothing Dr.King.

The state of race relations today would break Dr.Kings heart.

Dr.King would hard to stamp out racism and hate.

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father’s attic in Chattanooga

a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.”

 

He wasn’t sure what he had until he borrowed a friend’s reel-to-reel player and listened to the recording of his father interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. for a book project that never came to fruition. In clear audio, King discusses the importance of the civil rights movement, his definition of nonviolence and how a recent trip of his to Africa informed his views. Tull said the recording had been in the attic for years, and he wasn’t sure who other than his father may have heard it.

“No words can describe. I couldn’t believe it,” he told The Associated Press this week in a phone interview from his home in Chattanooga. “I found … a lost part of history.”

Many recordings of King are known to exist among hundreds of thousands of documents related to his life that have been catalogued and archived. But one historian said the newly discovered interview is unusual because there’s little audio of King discussing his activities in Africa, while two of King’s contemporaries said it’s exciting to hear a little-known recording of their friend for the first time.

Tull plans to offer the recording at a private sale arranged by a New York broker and collector later this month.

Tull said his father, an insurance salesman, had planned to write a book about the racism he encountered growing up in Chattanooga and later as an adult. He said his dad interviewed King when he visited the city, but never completed the book and just stored the recording with some other interviews he had done. Tull’s father is now in his early 80s and under hospice care.

During part of the interview, King defines nonviolence and justifies its practice.

“I would … say that it is a method which seeks to secure a moral end through moral means,” he said. “And it grows out of the whole concept of love, because if one is truly nonviolent that person has a loving spirit, he refuses to inflict injury upon the opponent because he loves the opponent.”

The interview was made four years before the Civil Rights Act became law, three years before King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and eight years before his assassination. At one point in the interview, King predicts the impact of the civil rights movement.

“I am convinced that when the history books are written in future years, historians will have to record this movement as one of the greatest epochs of our heritage,” he said.

King had visited Africa about a month before the interview, and he discusses with Tull’s father how leaders there viewed the racial unrest in the United States.

“I had the opportunity to talk with most of the major leaders of the new independent countries of Africa, and also leaders in countries that are moving toward independence,” he said. “And I think all of them agree that in the United States we must solve this problem of racial injustice if we expect to maintain our leadership in the world.”

Raymond Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Maryland’s Morgan State University, said the tape is significant because there are very few recordings of King detailing his activity in Africa.

“It’s clear that in this tape when he’s talking … about Africa, he saw this as a global human rights movement that would inspire other organizations, other nations, other groups around the world,” said Winbush, who is also a psychologist and historian.

“That to me is what’s remarkable about the tape.”

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Freedom Rider and lunch counter protester who worked with King while a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, said hearing King talk about the sit-ins took him back to the period when more than 100 restaurant counters were desegregated over several months.

“To … hear his voice and listen to his words was so moving, so powerful,” said Lewis, adding that King’s principles of nonviolence are still relevant today.

“I wish people all over America, all over the world, can hear this message over and over again,” he said.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with King, agreed.

“I can’t think of anything better to try,” Lowery said of nonviolence. “What we’re doing now is not working. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Matching violence with violence. We’ve got more guns than we’ve ever had, and more ammunition to go with it. And yet, the situation worsens.”

A spokeswoman for King’s daughter Bernice, head of The King Center in Atlanta, said she was traveling and couldn’t comment on the audio.

Tull is working with a New York-based collector and expert on historical artifacts to arrange a sale. The broker, Keya Morgan, said he believes that unpublished reel-to-reel audio of King is extremely rare and said he’s confident of the authenticity of the recording based on extensive interviews with Tull, his examination of the tape and his knowledge of King. He’s collected many of the civil rights icon’s letters and photos.

“I was like, wow! To hear him that crisp and clear,” Morgan said. “But beyond that, for him to speak of nonviolence, which is what he represented.”

 

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