No, November is not Muslim Appreciation Month; it’s America is Gullible Month, and you’ve been nominated Grand Marshal of the parade


Some people used to get suckered periodically by headlines in The Onion, before most people figured out it was a publication full of parodies.

But the along came The Courant; not everyone got that one yet.

Then there’s National Report.  Even fewer have it figured out.

So, there was uproar on Facebook, on Twitter, and probably on your e-mail, earlier this evening when this story leaked out gushed all over unwitting computer-screen gazers.

Obama Declares November National Muslim Appreciation Month

Posted about 10 hours ago | 167 comments

Obama announces Muslim appreciation month for November

President Obama announcing the month of November to officially be ‘National Muslim Appreciation Month’.

Washington, DC — President Barack Obama held a press conference to announce that he is declaring the month of November ‘National Muslim Appreciation Month’.

“The Muslim community deserves our full acceptance and respect,” Obama told reporters. “We have killed millions of Muslims overseas since the September 11th attacks. They are not all bad. In fact most of them are good. So from now on, November will be a month to celebrate the Muslim community, the Sunnah and the Quran.”

Khaled Matei who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood‘s Freedom and Justice Party told CNN he is pleased with Obama and his actions. “I spoke with President Obama by telephone yesterday and personally thanked him for what he is doing for the Muslim community,” Matei said. “This is definitely a step in the right direction I explained to him. Praise Allah.”

Obama informed reporters about his future plans for helping Muslims around the world. “I will be working with Congress in making it easier for Muslims to earn a Green Card and achieve American citizenship,” Obama said. “Currently as it stands, obtaining a Visa or Green Card for a Muslim is very difficult. There are too many background checks in place and I plan to fix that.” Obama continued, “Muslims are hardworking people who are just looking to live the American Dream like the rest of us. Mr. Matei of the Muslim Brotherhood assured me they want to come to this country to help us, not harm us.”

Obama finished the press conference by explaining to reporters how happy he is with America. “Folks, there is no way we could have had a ‘National Muslim Appreciation Month’ 20 years ago. That really says a lot about the growth and progress of this great country.”

‘National Muslim Appreciation Month’ begins November 1st and will end at midnight on November 30th. For any questions or comments please contact the 24-hour National Muslim Appreciation Hotline at (785) 273-0325.

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Must be true, no?

Look, if your Hemingway Brand™ solid gold Sh** Detector didn’t start clanging at the headline, you need new batteries — maybe better get the thing calibrated, too.

Should we count the ways it’s a hoax?

  1. Would any president commending any group start out by noting the U.S. has killed millions of that group recently?  Do you think the White House estimates deaths that high?
  2. Did you see any reports of the President talking with any Egyptian reporters?  No.  Did you wonder who in the heck Khaled Matei is?  (Yeah, if you’re not going to be as wise as a cub reporter, maybe you should leave the reporting to the guys with the mainstream media.)
  3. You’ve seen how well Congress received their own members’ proposals for immigration reform that is sorely needed — when the Obama in the story pledges to work with Congress to increase immigration for Muslims, by relaxing background checks, didn’t your eye at least twitch?
  4. Did you notice the phone number listed for “The National Muslim Appreciation Hotline?”  First, when was the last time you saw any White House advertise a hotline other than a government service?  But second, didn’t you get the least bit curious about that number?  Hmmm.  (785) 273-0325.  I don’t even recognize the area code.  Google it . . . voila!  It’s the number for Westboro Baptist Church.
  5. The reporter has a Peabody and a Pulitzer?  He stopped a robbery by quoting Pulp Fiction?  Maybe you need to replace your Hemingway completely.
  6. Over at the White House website, they list and record almost every word that comes out of Obama’s entire operation.  Check it.  There’s no Muslim Appreciation Month.
  7. Maybe you have to have staffed Congress to notice this, but most Presidential Proclamations of National Pickle Week or National Ski Patrol Month are accompanied by a resolution from one or both houses of Congress asking the president to make the proclamation.  See any such bill for this?  I don’t see one.

I got suckered by a story in National Report a couple of months ago.  When you name your blog after one of the most famous hoaxes in history, you really need to be careful.  So I was suspicious from the start.

But it got picked up by GOP – The Daily Dose? That’s legitimate sounding enough to gullible Obama H8ers that I suspect they didn’t even pause.  Cleverly, Daily Dose listed the story as “via NRO,” the acronym for National Review Online — but of course, that’s not correct.

Then the Dominoes of Gullibility started to fall; among those suckered:

Wow.  How many people got suckered by that hoax?  Were you among them?

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54 Responses to No, November is not Muslim Appreciation Month; it’s America is Gullible Month, and you’ve been nominated Grand Marshal of the parade

  1. […] “No, November is not ‘Muslim Appreciation Month;’ it’s ‘America is Gullible M…“ […]

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  2. […] This is my favorite article that reveals the hoax for the nonsense it is, pointing out the number for “The National Muslim Appreciation Month” hotline actually belongs to the Westboro Baptist Church. […]

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  3. James Kessler says:

    To quote: The Saudi’s are controlling this whole mess

    Funny…where was your concern about the Saudi’s when w was president? After all the Bush family and the Saud royal family have been buddy buddy for decades.

    And what would you have done? Leave Egypt, Syria and Libya in the hands of tyrants? Do you think your precious republicans would have done better? Their recent history with Iraq and Afghanistan says otherwise.

    Your party spent w’s presidency, child, saying that democracy must come to the middle east.

    Well sometimes, child, democracy means that people you don’t like win elections. If you sit there and think that other countries, or even this one, should only elect people you like then you don’t believe in democracy…you believe in tyranny.

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  4. JamesK says:

    Of course Barry is blithely forgetting that the people really denigrating Christianity is evangelical right wing Christians who are more akin to the New Testament Pharisees then they are akin to Jesus Christ.

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  5. Jim says:

    Ah, the tinfoil hatters are at it again. Ed, the Stormfront link makes perfect sense. Virtually no difference between SF, the CCC, Newsmax and Whirled Nuts Daily.

    Thanks for so carefully exposing yet another steaming pile of right wing monkey dookey.

    How DO you find the time between your administration of a FEMA concentration camp and your work on new legislation to ban the Bible?

    Seriously though — thanks.

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  6. James Kessler says:

    Lets see..if Obama was going to denigrate Christmas surely he’d denigrating one of our two most important holy days..Christmas., so lets see how the president denigrated Christmas last year: https://www.google.com/search?q=2012+white+house+christmas+decorations&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vhtLUv30NLTUyQHHioGYAg&ved=0CEQQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=768&dpr=1

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  7. James Kessler says:

    T quote:
    have seen plenty of Christians make those demands, dimwit . . .

    Not profane, but you might get more discussion, with more information and less heat, if you tone it down a bit.

    That presumes that I was expecting to get more then the typical teapartier nonsense from him, Ed.

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  8. James Kessler says:

    Obama has denigrated Christianity..how? specifics please. With actual independently sourced evidence to back it.

    And oh you mean like how your fellow conservatives have been denigrating Islam at every turn while claiming to praise Christianity? And denigrating every other religion that isn’t either Christianity or Judaism?

    Doesn’t it occur to you, Barry, that if you’re going to complain about supposed or actual denigrating of Christianity then you probably should be honest enough to be concerned when your fellow right wing Christians denigrating other faiths? You know..like Jeffrey was doing below?

    And it’s not like your fellow right wing Christians have been saying complements about those of us Christians who aren’t right wing evangelicals…

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  9. Ed Darrell says:

    Barry,

    I’m convinced you reluctantly concluded the story was false. I’ve made updates to reflect that.

    Your history on accuracy and comity is not one that suggests accuracy in reporting Obama is something you work for, however. For example, your post at RebelMouse on ObamaCare is snarky, and wrong.

    In contrast to the one error you have corrected me on, you mis-typify my post as error-laden. Such a jaundiced eye as yours is not one I would trust in most cases.

    You get the benefit of my great doubts here. I wish you were so careful in all your writing, and less prone to accept hoaxes as true, simply because you don’t like the guy involved.

    Please, by all means feel free to correct your own error-laden posts any time. Now would be nice.

    Thanks for dropping by. I hope your getting this hoax right is start of a new trend. Alas, your subsequent posts don’t show that at all. I can still hope.

    Notes on jobs and ObamaCare that trend more to accuracy:
    ==> Crooks and Liars: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/ted-cruz-fauxlibuster-lie-obamacare-not-kil

    ==> Jared Bernstein at NYTimes Economix blog: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/testing-a-premise-on-the-health-care-law-and-part-time-work/?_r=0&gwh=7A0F77F9241DD896CA50FA9A0158EA9D

    ==> Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/2012/06/11/will-obamacare-kill-jobs-a-new-study-says-no/

    ==> Fact Check: http://www.factcheck.org/2012/02/gops-job-killing-whopper-again-2/

    ==> CNN’s unbalanced version: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/30/news/economy/obamacare-jobs/

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  10. Ed, you didn’t even read the original Refocus post–the title was:

    Obama “Did Not” Declare November “National Muslim Appreciation Month” Surprisingly, Alas

    That was reported late friday night–THERE IS NOTHING FOR US TO CORRECT–the entire premise of the story is how everyone was mis-reporting this:

    09/28/13 @ 12:12:42 am

    “Conservative Refocus

    Barry Secrest

    Okay, to all our fellow “Right-Wing blogs” out there, Obama “did not” declare November “National Muslim Appreciation Month,” okay?

    In fact, although nothing would surprise most people at this point, especially from what we’ve seen already, it simply didn’t happen. Indeed, from everything Obama has done to lavish praise on Islam while denigrating Christianity in the closet and behind the scenes, it wouldn’t be surprising to perhaps see this announcement actually come at some future date.”

    http://www.conservativerefocus.com/blog5.php/2013/09/28/obama-did-not-declare-november-national-muslim-appreciation-month-surprisingly-alas

    Nothing has been changed and you have Conservative Refocus news listed as being one of the “Gullible ones”–we were one of the first if not the first to correct it!!!! (Plus even Free Republic actually got it wrong)

    See?????

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  11. Ed Darrell says:

    When did you correct the post? What needs to be corrected in my post? I got to your post through people claiming it was true.

    Barry, you can’t even figure out who writes this blog with names at the top of each post. You’re claiming I inaccurately reported your post, but I’m pretty sure I got it right. You corrected it later? Heck, your post was a day behind this one above — and you didn’t reference this one?

    Truth always gets less traffic than falsehoods. My 4 million hits stack up very well over time, I think.

    You’re allowed to laugh. But it’s not cricket to mislead, and then claim to be taking the high road.

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  12. LMAO! That’s fine, don’t correct it your error-laden story, it truly doesn’t matter quite frankly. But , It should be pointed out that you’ll never improve that unfortunately morose web ranking by running inaccurate stories, and then refusing to correct an error on top of an error.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/timpanogos.wordpress.com#trafficstats

    Indeed, we could webi-size your flagrant dishonesty, if we desired it, but it would only garner hits ‘uniquely undeserved.’

    Credibility Much? Obviously not. Suffice it to say Conservative Refocus actually corrected the error that you were initially perpetuating, only to perpetrate additional errors after the fact.

    You have no honor Sir and Good day.

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  13. Ed Darrell says:

    Good to see Conservative Refocus finally refocused and corrected their error. Why did it take them 36 hours to do it? Were they hoping no one would call their bluff?

    Thank them for catching up with Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. Perhaps they should pause all their stories until we approve them. They’ll make far fewer errors that way — and God knows, they could stand to make a far fewer errors.

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  14. Ed Darrell says:

    Who are you responding to?

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  15. Yo, Tim, you didn’t even get your follow-up story right–top rated Conservative Refocus News– was one of the first to expose the story as false:

    http://www.conservativerefocus.com/blog5.php/2013/09/28/obama-did-not-declare-november-national-muslim-appreciation-month-surprisingly-alasand

    How could you say that Refocus is gullible with this title?

    Obama “Did Not” Declare November “National Muslim Appreciation Month” Surprisingly, Alas

    Then they even ran the story on the Examiner :

    http://www.examiner.com/article/surprisingly-obama-did-not-declare-november-national-muslim-appreciation-month

    Stop glancing and start absorbing what you read and please be so kind as to correct your article (again)

    You might Google this and see what you get by the way : “Muslim appreciation month”

    Blast!!!

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  16. Ed Darrell says:

    This Nation was founded on the Christian principles of YHVH.

    Generally that’s not supported by anything in the Constitution, and precious little in the Declaration of Independence.

    Specifically, the U.S. was not founded as leaning to any religion. Article VI of the Constitution specifically forbade it; the First Amendment reinforced that idea.

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  17. Ed Darrell says:

    Mr. Hardin said:

    H.Res. 289: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in …

    Does this post have a point?

    In a slam to Islam, the GOP-controlled House has done nothing on this bill. http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-resolution/289

    Contrast that with this resolution honoring Christmas: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hres847/text

    Is there any reason Congress shouldn’t pass resolutions suggesting Americans’ various religious holidays get a nod from other Americans?

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  18. Ed Darrell says:

    I have seen plenty of Christians make those demands, dimwit . . .

    Not profane, but you might get more discussion, with more information and less heat, if you tone it down a bit.

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  19. Ed Darrell says:

    The Saudi’s are controlling this whole mess.

    So, you think the Saudis run America’s foreign policy?

    1. Why shouldn’t we agree with Saudi Arabia, who have been faithful allies of the U.S. for generations?

    2. What is the Saudi view on Syria, and has it changed over time?

    3. What is the Saudi view on hoaxes like the one exposed in this post?

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  20. Ed Darrell says:

    Mr. Hardin said:

    Obama aids and is giving comfort to the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization by financing and weaponizing them, they are as a fact
      now responsible for the over throw

    of Yemen, Nigeria,

      Egypt and Libya

    and are now operating in Syria against Assad, all at the direction of the Saudi Chief intelligence Prince Bandar who has been known to have a very close and cuddly relationship with Baraq Hussein Obama..
    Obama was aiding the Egyptian President Morsi, a well known Sunni Muslim Brotherhood member, who it is now being correctly reported to have been directly involved with the Benghazi attack, it is also known that Obama’s brother Malik Obama, was working closely with President Morsi and the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood who were committing genocide against the Christian and non Muslim populations before his arrest, and, is now being sought after by the new Egyptian leadership for terrorism charges…

    So Obama was both aiding and overthrowing Morsi, at the same time?

    Ignoring the fact that you offer not an iota of support for these mutually contradictory and opposing claims, do you have a clue who we SHOULD support in the Middle East?

    Here, choose from some of these choices: http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/middle-east-politics-explained-for-the-novice-or-anyone-else-in-six-short-paragraphs/

    And please explain: Why shouldn’t we have supported anti-Gadhafi forces in Libya? You think Gadhafi was an ally, or friend?

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  21. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Wow! You asked me questions, I answered them in a civil manner and with respect.
    You then don’t like my answers, nor my personal opinions which is yours to do, but then attack me, insult me, make false allegations against me. You call me ignorant and stupid, you insult my Nation and it’s founding fathers, and my Christianity, you basically called me a murderer of those who differed from my faith.
    Then you have the audacity to give me lessons on morality, and you call me a child?
    You jamie, are the only one here that’s ranting and raving like a child, Getting angry and pitching your little temper tantrum, and calling me names!
    It’s typical of you liberals, you demand everyone act a certain way, and then ignore your own rules, do as I say, not as I do!
    Have a great life jamie…

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  22. James Kessler says:

    To quote: And where may I ask, do you ever see Jews demanding we acknowledge and honor their religion James, or anything Jewry for that matter, you don’t, another silly question!

    I have seen plenty of Christians make those demands, dimwit, and if we Christians have the right to do, child, then so does every other religion.

    Sorry, the government and this country doesn’t get to play favorites when it comes to religion. The constitution demands that everyone is treated equal..and if you were a ‘constitutionalist’ you’d know that.

    So the silly one, child, is you. For selling your soul to the devil and giving into fear, hatred, intolerance, and arrogant bigotry.

    Don’t play games you neither have the morality nor the intelligence to win, child.

    The founding fathers would be scared to death of a hateful moron like you

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  23. JamesK says:

    On September 11th the terrorists attacked us hoping to create irrational fear and hatred in us so we would be dumb enough to become the enemy of the entirety of Islam..and there Jeffrey sits…surrendering to the terrorists, giving them exactly what they wanted and in the process turning his back on the United States and becoming nothing but a weak willed scared little traitor.

    And I am the last person on this blog, Jeffrey, that you want to pick a fight with. So next time bring your A game because so far you’re not even close.

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  24. JamesK says:

    To quote: It’s called assimilation James, and their personal convictions other than Christianity, has no business being recognized in this Nation nor honored and I would fight it, period.

    It’s called religious freedom and equality, child, and they have as much right to celebrate their faith as you do yours. They have as much right to have their faith recognized as you do yours.

    They don’t have to be quiet just because you said so, child. You simply don’t have the right to make that demand.

    To quote: I’m a Paleocon, Conservative Constitutionalists, and the house is filled with

    No, you’re a neanderthal who has no more understanding of actual conservatism or is an actual constitutionalist then a 5 year old child has an understanding of neurosurgery.

    The House has made itself ineffective, child. And no has done far less “bypassing” of the Constitution then your boy W did.

    To quote: So, No James, I wouldn’t oppose them as long as they have Christian roots in this Nation ~ Christianity only!

    So..you are to Christianity what the Taliban is to Islam? Why you’re thinking that is a good idea I’m not even sure God could understand.

    To quote: Nor did he seek the House approval for the 200 Abrams tanks or the 20 F-16 fighter Jets he was sending to the Egyptian President Morsi, a well know Muslim Brotherhood supporter and member of that terrorist organization.

    The United States has been doing such arms transfers with Egypt for decades, child. Congress had already approved it.

    To quote: Your elected president is chaotic, he has done nothing but nothing but destroy job initiatives and is laughing himself silly over it!

    Oh really? Actually he’s proposed quite a few jobs initiative and your precious teabaggers have refused to even vote on every single one of them. Would you like the list?

    The rest of your blather is nothing but paranoid drivel spouted by someone who clearly is not living in the real world.

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  25. JamesK says:

    Jeffrey writes: This Nation was founded on the Christian principles of YHVH. As a by product of those traditional beliefs and at it’s core is Israel and Jewr

    Really? The founding fathers said otherwise. After all they said “The Government of the United States is not, in any sense, based on Christianity.” The only Christian principle that existed in this country at the time of its founding, child, was the justifications for slavery. All the other principles of this country Christianity adopted after this country came to be.

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  26. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    This Nation was founded on the Christian principles of YHVH. As a by product of those traditional beliefs and at it’s core is Israel and Jewry!

    I am a huge supporter of Israel, Zionism, though I do not always agree with them on some and even many issues James!
    So, No James, I wouldn’t oppose them as long as they have Christian roots in this Nation ~ Christianity only!

    Nor do i have a problem with any other cult/faith that does not impose their beliefs on me, it’s their right, it’s theirs to celebrate privately,
    We were not founded under Buddhism, Islam or any other occult.
    We are however founded on the principalities of YHVH god!

    When I do help my Israeli and Jewish friends celebrate their faith, it’s always on a personal and private level, as it should be with any other religion, occult or faith other than Christianity.

    It’s called assimilation James, and their personal convictions other than Christianity, has no business being recognized in this Nation nor honored and I would fight it, period.

    And where may I ask, do you ever see Jews demanding we acknowledge and honor their religion James, or anything Jewry for that matter, you don’t, another silly question!

    The only perverted group demanding anything from us brother, are the filthy Muslims, they are the only ones demanding anything from this Nation and Americans because we have a weak headed President who also has honored Islam in his many speeches and given them credence.

    There are no such a thing as a moderate Muslim, you either are a Muslim or your not, and I’ll never accept them, that simple!
    As is my right to do as a freeman!

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  27. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Do you really want to go there James?
    I don’t vote on a republican ticket, I’m a Paleocon, Conservative Constitutionalists, and the house is filled with Establishment Republicans who are no better than or even worse than the filthy Democrats, I’ll be glad to name them as well.

    This idiot you elected, Obama, has bypassed Congress on damn near every issue that relates to our National security and has made the house ineffective by his Executive Orders James.

    Obammicare in it’s earlier days are a prime example of their going rogue and by passing congress, even when they held control of the House 2009-2012. The Democrat-Controlled House Passed At Least $1.171 Trillion in Net Tax Increases in 2009 threatening their own member that they had better comply or else, they threatened their own House members and audaciously bravoed that they owned the media, and they do!

    Not once has he gone before congress for their approval for the Drone attacks, Fast & Furious, Leaking arms into, Yemen, Nigeria, Egypt, Libya and now Syria, and we’re talking about the shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, or man-portable air-defense systems we are supplying them, the brand new M-16s that I have watched the Salafi execute unarmed Syrian citizens with and waving around.

    Obama sent them new AK-47’s that our government is now buying up all the 30 round clips and spare parts for, many wrongly believe it’s for the purpose of rising the cost of them, that and some I am sure of it, two birds one stone they say.

    Nor did he seek the House approval for the 200 Abrams tanks or the 20 F-16 fighter Jets he was sending to the Egyptian President Morsi, a well know Muslim Brotherhood supporter and member of that terrorist organization.

    We are now buying up ballistic 9mm & 5.6 NATO rounds via, FEMA, DOD, DOJ, the IRS and unbelievably even the DHS are amongst those purchasing high grade munition rounds and hollow points, and to think many believe it’s for the FEMA death camps HAR HAR!

    These munitions are going straight to the Mideast! We are one of the biggest ballistics |Munitions| manufacturers in the world and these terrorist are running out of ammunition and our traitorous Government are funneling these purchased munitions through those branches of our Government who were purchasing them at an astonishing rate!!
    The Feds alone purchased 2 billion rounds?!
    How quaint of them, aye James!

    The arms leaks were one of the reasons Steven’s was in Libya at the Benghazi embassy. He was negotiating with the Wahhabi Salafi for these weapons and shoulder launch missiles. The same shoulder launchers we have been trying to get back from them since after Qaddafi’s murder, the very same that we through the CIA leaked to them, but unfortunately for him, he was set up, a set up that we now have damning proof that went horrible wrong and cost four lives.
    Your Obama is a dirty Mothers Son?

    We have a bunch of spineless GOP and Establishment Republicans who are as filthy as the Democrats they free graze under, and a House that this President doesn’t answer to. Is it being addressed, hell yes they are, but the problem is, that he’s broken so many laws so quickly and so often that our Government can’t handle the inquiries and law suits, there are processes that must be met before they can be addressed before Congress..

    Your elected president is chaotic, he has done nothing but nothing but destroy job initiatives and is laughing himself silly over it! What’s more ironic and insane is, you Liberals say we on the right are getting what we deserve,
    Valerie Jarret the by proxy President even made this insane statement after Obama’s win;

    “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”

    When this administration gets done with us, that’s right, you too Jame’s, your in this as well, whatever this bunch does to me Brother, will effect you 10 times worse for the reason you won’t be expecting it, you won’t be prepared where as I already am, as so many Liberals are already now, today James, suffering under this fools idiocies. You seem to not realize James, that they can not target me without hitting each and every one of their voting block as well…

    That’s collateral damage on a massive scale that they are willing to live with my friend!

    So James. mock away, it’s your butt on the line here as well pal and your President is killing any chances of your escaping it!

    Who has control of the House you ask me James, NO ONE that a Presidential Executive order can’t bypass!

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  28. JamesK says:

    Jeffrey, I assume you’d oppose any Congressional action recognizing Lent, right? Or Rosh Hashana,
    Yom Kippur or Purim right?

    After all..surely you want everyone treated equally and no religion discriminated against….right?

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  29. JamesK says:

    And Jeffrey proves that on Sept 11th 2001 he did exactly what the terrorists wanted..he pee’ed his pants and surrendered.

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  30. JamesK says:

    Jeffrey, what party is in control of the House?

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  32. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    H.Res. 289: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in …

    …the United States and throughout the world for their faith.

    113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jul 08, 2013 (Introduced).

    Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO

    HRES 289 IH

    113th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. RES. 289

    Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    July 8, 2013

    Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas (for herself, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. CARSON of Indiana, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. JACKSON LEE, Ms. MOORE, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. MORAN, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. HONDA, and Mr. LEWIS) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

    RESOLUTION

    Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith.

    Whereas since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, threats and incidents of violence have been directed at law-abiding, patriotic Americans of African, Arab, and South Asian descent, particularly members of the Islamic faith;

    Whereas, on September 14, 2001, the House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, American Muslims, and Americans from South Asia in the wake of the terrorist attacks;

    Whereas it is estimated that there are approximately 1,600,000,000 Muslims worldwide;

    Whereas over 3,600 Muslims serve on active duty and over 1,700 Muslims serve as selected reserve personnel in the United States Armed Forces;

    Whereas Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide, and is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar year; and

    Whereas the observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan commences at dusk on July 8, 2013, and continues for one lunar month: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That–

    (1) during this time of conflict, in order to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world; and

    (2) in observance of and out of respect for the commencement of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, the House of Representatives acknowledges the onset of Ramadan and expresses its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this significant occasion.

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  33. […] HOAX–Obama declares Muslim appreciation month This article is a HOAX! National Report is a satirical website which sometimes posts things that are very believable. Please note that you are NOT seeing this anywhere credible. Note these sources: By the following day links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered the item mistaking it for a genuine news article. However, the article was just a bit of satire from the National Report, a web site that publishes outrageous fictional stories such as "IRS Plans to Target Leprechauns Next," "Boy Scouts Announce Boobs Merit Badge," and "New CDC Study Indicates Pets of Gay Couples Worse at Sports, Better at Fashion Than Pets of Straight Couples." The National Report's (since removed) disclaimer page notes that: National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/muslimmonth.asp Many awoke this morning to the headline that Barack Obama had declared November to be “National Muslim Appreciation Month.” Just one little snag with this caption – it isn’t true. Fortunately the hoax was quickly exposed for what it was and the predictable right-wing hand-wringing and lamentation soon gave way to declarations of embarrassment accompanied by the obligatory red-faced “oopsie-daisies” for so readily believing the news. http://www.examiner.com/article/the-…eciation-month No, November is not Muslim Appreciation Month; it’s America is Gullible Month, and you’ve been nominated Grand Marshal of the parade Some people used to get suckered periodically by headlines in The Onion, before most people figured out it was a publication full of parodies. But the along came The Courant; not everyone got that one yet. Then there’s National Report. Even fewer have it figured out. So, there was uproar on Facebook, on Twitter, and probably on your e-mail, earlier this evening when this story leaked out gushed all over unwitting computer-screen gazers. http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2013…of-the-parade/ […]

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  34. The Saudi’s are controlling this whole mess. Personally, if not for the innocent Arab Christians, Jews and non Muslims, I would wish the Muslims would quickly dispose of each other. Permanently!

    The Saudis are stirring all this up using the Wahhabi Salafi, and they have Obama assisting them. If Syria falls into the hands of the Salafi “Wahhabi” then you will see a real hell in the Mideast.

    The Saudi’s have done something we haven’t seen since Muhammad, they have quietly brought all these tribes together, and as shaky as their alliances are, they are damn well a dangerous force.

    King Abdullah had wanted to run a pipe line across the Northern regions of Libya, Gaddafi said hell no, he’s now dead and gone via the Salafi, Mubarak said no, and he was taken out of office, King Abdullah II of Jordan has said no deal and has said that if Syria falls, then his country would fall soon after, as did Assad. The Saudis tried to work out a deal with the use of the Yemeni sea ports and they turned down the Saudis offer and soon after were deposed of?

    This is about Saudi Arabia, the House of Saud, not the Sunni’s. not Hamas or Hezbollah, nor the Shia or any other Muslim tribe, this is all about the Saudi’s, they need their neighbors oil, they are calling the shots, and Obama is aiding them, he’s financing and weaponizing their Salafi!

    Gullible, no Ed, I’m far from being gullible. If the FSA backed Salafi gets their hands on Syria, they will turn, and are now as a fact turning on the FSA.

    If Syria falls, they will then sweep through Lebanon and eliminate the much smaller Hezbollah forces and take Lebanon, then Jordan, afterwards, the West Bank and Gaza Strip wiping out the much hated Palestinians. They are already amassing for another attempt to recapture Egypt.

    The Saudis pretty much have control the Yemeni sea ports, and want to run their pipe line through Syria. And all of this is being directed by Prince Bandar, from the Yemeni fiasco to the Syrian flip flopping, the Saudis are neck deep in it all.

    By taking Lebanon, they will have control of both the Eastern and Western sea ports of the Mideast and is why Egypt was such a great loss to Obama and the Saudis. Not to forget either that the Saudis have the huge refineries and can process all this oil?! By doing so, they could really put the squeeze on the Iraqis and Iranians, and even later the Turks forcing them to send all their crude oil through them!

    By their getting control of these border country’s surrounding Israel, it would also shut her off from the rest of the Mideast, and her back would then truly be to the sea! They could easily make Israel kneel to them, through nothing more than intimidation.

    Add all this up and the Saudis have an unbeatable monopoly on the oil, oil they themselves are quickly running out of, is also why Obama refuses to allow the Keystone pipe line, it would later ruin the Saudi’s economy.

    There’s your picture Ed, simple, proven, and it’s happening under our noses.

    For this reason only, We had best pray that Syria stays in the hands of Assad! That’s who I’m rooting for Ed, Assad!

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  35. Ed Darrell says:

    Why do they do it, and why is it dangerous?

    As Will Rogers and Kin Hubbard said, it’s not what we don’t know that gets us into trouble, but what we know that ain’t so.

    http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/quote-of-the-moment-trouble-from-what-we-know-that-aint-so/

    Dunning-Kruger effect. See the masthead of this blog, and click on the link.

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  36. Ed Darrell says:

    Jeffrey, gullibility sneaks up on when you think you’re being most diligent.

    Whose side are you really on in the Syrian thing? Pick answer here: http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/middle-east-politics-explained-for-the-novice-or-anyone-else-in-six-short-paragraphs/

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  37. No thanks Ed, not needed!

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  38. But, but, but, the Republicans will believe anything that’s written tying muslim to Obama

    Obama aids the Wahhabi Salafi despite the over whelming proof that it was the Wahhabi Salafi who were in fact the ones who kidnapped their victims from another village and then killed them with the sarin gas, blaming that attack on Assad, the same Wahhabi Salafi who are assisting the FSA against the SAA.
    Obama aids and is giving comfort to the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization by financing and weaponizing them, they are as a fact now responsible for the over throw of Yemen, Nigeria, Egypt and Libya and are now operating in Syria against Assad, all at the direction of the Saudi Chief intelligence Prince Bandar who has been known to have a very close and cuddly relationship with Baraq Hussein Obama..
    Obama was aiding the Egyptian President Morsi, a well known Sunni Muslim Brotherhood member, who it is now being correctly reported to have been directly involved with the Benghazi attack, it is also known that Obama’s brother Malik Obama, was working closely with President Morsi and the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood who were committing genocide against the Christian and non Muslim populations before his arrest, and, is now being sought after by the new Egyptian leadership for terrorism charges…
    Obama was going to send Morsi 200 Abrams tanks and 20 F-18 fighter jets, not including the 3 billion we the tax payers had already choked up lining the pockets of the well connected terrorist leader Morsi!
    Obama has pledged $900 million to Hamas, another well organized terrorist group! $450 million to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, $60 million to the Syrian opposition, and the money and pledges go on and on and on!
    Obama is in direct contact with and is being directed by the Saudi Chief Intelligence Prince Bandar, who by his direction was going to invade Syria possibly kicking off a major war in the Mideast, and who no doubt, at the behest of the House of Saud, over threw Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, including the fact that Obama poured tons of weapons over these borders to these terrorist Michael, as is was a proven fact.
    Obama has hired 8 known CAIR supporters in his administration who are also directly connected to the Salafi and Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and FSA “Sunni” terrorist, as well as another 5 who work for him indirectly.

    I wonder why we Conservatives would ever dare try to link your precious messiah Obama with the Muslims Michael, without any proof! (/sarc) Shame on us for it?!

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  39. lou hodges says:

    Coast to Coast ran the story last nite. This hysterical journalist tod all of america that november was muslim appreciation month without checking her facts. She has a show on russia today. Shes telling everyone. She was sort of an idiot so she desrrves what she gets. But national muslim month also voolatrs the separation of church and state.

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  40. Ed Darrell says:

    The Real Paul Horner, the hoaxster? Yes, I believe effective hoaxes often incorporate real names — look at Mencken’s hoax on Millard Fillmore.

    A real reporter from an real Egyptian newspaper — such interviews are always listed in the White House logs. You didn’t bother to check to see if his name showed up? Ever wonder why “due diligence” is such a valued phrase? Oh, that’s right, you were making it up. Putting a real name into a hoax story doesn’t make the hoax real. Those who repeated the hoax should have smelled it from the get-go.

    You don’t find it odd that any reporter can call from Egypt and get through to the President? That just smacks of “made-up.” Obviously, you were able to sucker others.

    May I interest you in a new Hemingway Brand Sh** Detector?

    This is a family blog, so your profanity derailed your post. Remember this for the future. As Santayana said, those who don’t remember history are condemned to repeat it.

    We have a duty to our children to stop repeating stupid stuff. Don’t fall for hoaxes. If you are the real Paul Horner, remember how it affected Mencken. He couldn’t call it back.

    P.S.: You failed to note I linked to the man’s Facebook page? My questioning is why this guy would be quoted at all. Improbable that a person in that position would be chatting on the phone with the President of the U.S., at any time. Curse you! My Hemingway is still clanging.

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  41. Ed Darrell says:

    Good on you, Jeffrey, for backing off later.

    Could I interest you, now, in a Hemingway Brand Sh** Detector?

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  42. Michael Kennedy says:

    But, but, but, the Republicans will believe anything that’s written tying muslim to Obama

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  43. Call Me Mom says:

    I begin to hate satire, but then I realize that it must be because all they do in D.C. seems like satire.

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  44. Paul Horner says:

    Approve my comment detective

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  45. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Jericho777 didn’t get snookered.

    Did mistake the National Report for the more reliable National Review. Believing it was the Review, was why I posted it to begin with, and had I realized it was the National Report, I would not have touched the article and would have known better. Even though I trust the Review completely, I still felt uneasy about the article and wrote a disclaimer to that effect following the article.

    5 minutes after I posted the article, did I then realized it was the National Report and not the National Review that the article originated from. I am familiar with the National Report, and know them to be a satire news site from 3 years back and immediately corrected my mistake with the following update which was highlighted and easy to see by those who visited and shared the article from my blog site.

    Posted with the article:
    “Are being cautious with this one. Have only found two related articles backing this up. Though the National Report has been proven reliable, please be careful when sharing this!

    Posted 5 minutes afterwards:
    “UPDATE: I confused this article from the [National Report], with that being from the [National Review].
    The National Report which sounds enough like the National Review is given the illusion of credibility when it has been badly reviewed as reporting faulty information under the guise of satire?
    This article will most likely be proven to be satire…

    Yes, I should have read over the article more carefully and questioned the article regardless of who it had came from, or how much I had trusted them. It would have been the more responsible thing to do.
    And I do appreciate your bringing this to our attention!

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  46. Paul Horner says:

    Well done detective. I’ve been subdued by your quick wits and fast posture.

    Unfortunately to be 100% accurate, you must be 100% accurate, and your #2 is 100% incorrect.

    “Khaled Matei is a real person of a real Muslim Brotherhood. I did my goddamn research. I’m not just some hack hanging from the balls of 9fag.com.” – said person who wrote the hoax

    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2013/09/26/muslim-brotherhood-down-not-out-in-egypt/

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  47. Ed Darrell says:

    And after telling this guy nicely that it’s a hoax . . .

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  48. Ed Darrell says:

    Ouch.

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  49. Ed Darrell says:

    22 retweets on this one. Oy.

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