November 23, 2014

Bear Witness Archives

Dept. of Justice Honors Islamic Activist Allegedly Linked to Al Qaeda Charity

Dept. of Justice Honors Islamic Activist Allegedly Linked to Al Qaeda Charity

In June, a flurry of press coverage in Western New York reported on the close relationship between District Attorney William Hochul and local Muslim leader Dr. Khalid Qazi. Vows of mutual respect and support were exchanged between Hochul and Qazi, and so were ceremonial awards. The Department of Justice gave Qazi its Attorney General’s Citizen […]

GAO: Yes, Obama’s Taliban/Bergdahl Exchange Was Illegal

GAO: Yes, Obama's Taliban/Bergdahl Exchange Was Illegal

  This isn’t necessarily “news,” per se, but it’s confirmation from a respected nonpartisan source.  The ‘Taliban Five’ for Bergdahl trade, sans mandatory Congressional notification, was not legal.  But the Obama White House executed it anyway, over the objections of the intelligence community:   President Obama’s decision to exchange captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay […]

The Jihadi Serial Killer no One’s Talking About

The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not. The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and […]

Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen': Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. “They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” Defense Secretary […]

Caliphate Jihadist Decapitates an American Journalist and Obama Resumes Playing Golf

A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant. Journalist James Foley, a 1996 Marquette graduate, speaks about his experiences as a captive in Libya during a speaking engagement at Marquette University Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Foley was kidnapped in […]

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Four Years Into Obamacare, Less Than 2 Percent of Uninsured Americans Have Gotten Covered

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It’s been four years since the creation of Obamacare, and only 1.4 percent of previously uninsured Americans now have healthcare. Breitbart reports: According to  CNBC , of the 5 million people the Obama administration  claims  have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As the  Washington Post  notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare–whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured–has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.   Indeed, the vast majority of […]

Former Miss Universe Is ‘Gagged,’ Cries Bloody Tears To Protest Venezuelan Government

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Stefanía Fernández, Miss Universe 2009, is bound, gagged, and bloodied for a campaign aimed at drawing the world’s attention to alleged human rights abuses taking place in her country, Venezuela. All photos by Daniel Bracci. She’s posed for the cameras sporting bikinis and evening gowns. But in her latest photo shoot, Miss Universe 2009 is bound, gagged, and bloodied for a campaign aimed at drawing the world’s attention to alleged human rights abuses taking place in her country, Venezuela, where anti-government protests have led to the deaths of at least 30 people in the last few weeks. Stefania Fernandez […]

Common Core: Anatomy of a Failure

    When Bill and Melinda Gates go to Africa and see healthy people and sick people, they presumably have a single thought: what can we do to make everyone healthy?  The problems are easily understood; goals can be clearly stated.  Given a big commitment, there’s a high chance of success. When Bill Gates looks […]

Why Russell Crowe’s film “Noah” has touched my heart for all the WRONG reasons

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My wife and I decided to catch the premier of Russell Crowe’s latest film “Noah” in Hong Kong last night. The movie was showing in 3-D and made its Asian premier on Mar 27 th a full day before its highly anticipated debut in America. The idea of having superstar actors Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins star in a film that tells one of the oldest stories of mankind definitely piqued my interest. I was interested to see how today’s modern technology could give a modern twist and share this beautiful story with a new generation of movie lovers. Five […]

Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

President Barack Obama’s policies “have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican, said in a recent interview. Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individuals, outside of his or her place of worship, “to act against his rightly-formed […]

High court to weigh limits of religious liberty in O-Care case

President Obama’s signature healthcare law is headed back to the Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that could redefine the limits of religious freedom in the United States. The high court on Tuesday will hear challenges to ObamaCare’s contentious “birth control mandate,” which requires companies to offer contraceptive services to workers as part of their […]

Sassy T-Shirt Burning Girl: What if Liberal Logic on the 2nd Amendment Were Applied to All Rights?

This pro-Second Amendment rant from sassy “Obama is my homeboy” T-shirt-burning girl Carey Wedler is pretty compelling. But at times, she strays into territory conservatives are not going to agree with. First off, Wedler extends the flawed logic of gun control supporters to other amendments of the Constitution, which is brilliant rhetorically. Rights are based […]

Call the Hypocrisy Police: Michelle Obama Praises Free Speech on China Trip That Banned Journalists

The White House banned journalists from accompanying Michelle Obama on her trip to China and explained that it was because the purpose of her trip is not political. Some news outlets even repeated the White House’s assertion of the non-political nature of the visit without mentioning that the press was not allowed to accompany them. […]

The Pentagon’s Bow to Islamic Extremism

“Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs. It’s a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion,” said a recent report. This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more […]

Obama Nominates Radical Gun Grabber for Surgeon General

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President Obama is using every executive power in his arsenal to infringe on Second Amendment rights. His latest maneuver is to nominate a rabidly anti-gun doctor to be the next U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Vivek Murthy is facing Senate approval in upcoming weeks. Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws. The group calls gun violence "a public health crisis." It pushes for Congress to ban "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines and calls for spending tax dollars for more gun-control research. The organization also lobbies […]

Second Amendment Victory: Liberal Court Rules Unconstitutional For Government to Restrict Concealed Carry Permits Based on “Need”

The infamously liberal Federal Ninth Circuit Court of appeals has struck down a California law practically banning people from carry a gun in public for self defense in the Peruta v. San Diego case. The decision struck down requirements of "need" or "cause" to carry a handgun in public based on violent threats to a person as unconstitutional. In other words, the State cannot restrict an individual from carrying a firearm because a government official doesn’t think they face enough threats to justify doing so and affirms carrying a gun in public for self defense is in fact a […]

Army sent in to Venezuelan cities as unrest prompts coup warning

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A car burns during clashes between demonstrators and security police in Caracas, capital of Venezuela On Wednesday, the visceral political and class hatreds that have riven Venezuelan society were on full display. Three people were shot dead and dozens injured when long-brewing anger over the country’s deepening economic and security woes erupted into violence during rival protests by government supporters and opponents. Demonstrators throw rocks at riot police in Caracas (AP) Troops used tear gas to disperse protesters as government buildings were vandalised and cars torched. Some opposition protesters, many masking their faces, hurled stones and burned tyres in […]

Hypocrisy: Photo-ID required for NAACP rally but not at the polls?

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Participants in a march and rally sponsored by the NAACP got a list of "do’s and don’ts" when they assembled last week. "DO wear a hat and very comfortable shoes" and "DO bring photo identification (driver’s license, passport or other valid photo ID) with you and keep it on your person at all times." Left off the list was "DO as we say, and DON’T do as we do." Click on graphic for larger version. Click on graphic for larger version. This is the same outfit that is among the loudest and shrillest critics of the requirement in North […]

Not a Smidgen of Corruption at the IRS?

One of President Obama’s statements to Bill O’Reilly in the pre-Super Bowl interview, was that when it came to the IRS controversy, that was another Fox News phony scandal, and there wasn’t even a “smidgen of corruption” in his administration. But we have shown in numerous articles how this has, in reality, been a serious […]

Map Shows Dozens of U.S. Military Ships Stationed In North Africa Waters During Benghazi Attack

Government watchdog Judicial Watch has released an unclassified map showing the military fleet positions the night of the 9/11 Benghazi terror attack. The map shows dozens of military ships, including two aircraft carriers and 13 destroyers, were stationed in the North Africa Area of Responsibility when radical Islamic militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, a survivor of the attack, waited severely wounded on a roof with Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty for 20 hours before help arrived. Woods and Doherty were killed during […]

Obama is Becoming Public Enemy Number One

America has arrived at a point at which it has never been in its 226 years of existence since the Constitution became effective in 1788. It has a President for whom that Constitution is routinely ignored in his quest to “fundamentally transform” America into a nation it has never been despite the slide into progressive […]

Here Are The 28 Republicans Who Gave Obama A ‘Clean’ Debt Limit Increase

Submitted for your approval; here are the names of the 28 Republicans who betrayed the American people, and conservatives sea to shining sea, by voting to give Barack Obama the authority to raise the debt limit and spend our great nation into bankruptcy. But, before we give you the names (below) there are two points […]

Congress Officially Initiates President Obama’s Impeachment

While many have speculated over the potential of impeaching Pres. Barack Obama, several members of Congress have finally filed. A resolution written by Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) claims Obama should be impeached for his defiance against the Constitution. The congressman officially stated the purpose of initiating the impeachment process was to “bring a civil action […]

11 quotes that will shock and chill you from our interview with the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intel officer to ever defect

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Yesterday we released an explosive interview with Romanian Lt. Gen. Ion Pacepa, in connection with the release of his most-recent title “ Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism .” Pacepa is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect, having come to the United States and received asylum from President Carter in 1978. Ever since, Pacepa has been writing in defense of freedom while living undercover due to assassination threats. Below are 11 vital quotes from our interview. Be sure to check out our full review of the book as well. Soviet […]

Boehner backs down, says House to vote on ‘clean’ debt-limit hike

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WASHINGTON –  House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt shift, announced Tuesday that the House would vote on an increase in the nation’s borrowing cap without any strings attached.  A senior House GOP leadership source told Fox News that the vote is expected Tuesday night.  Boehner’s decision to proceed with a "clean" debt-ceiling bill amounts to a capitulation by Republicans to President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats who argued that the GOP should not attempt to use the bill as leverage to extract concessions from the administration. Boehner announced the plan after a poll of the Republican rank and […]

Lawless: Obamacare and the Imperial Government

None of this was in the original Affordable Care Act. But recognizing that employers were about to begin slashing employee hours to avoid having to pay for insurance, the Obama administration moved to mitigate the political impact in anticipation of the 2014 elections. It’s no shock to see commentators like Charles Krauthammer condemning the president’s usurpation of constitutional authority; Krauthammer rightly called Obama’s actions “ stuff you do in a banana republic .” It’s no surprise when the Wall Street Journal editorial board explains that terming the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” makes sense because “the law increasingly means whatever […]

The Original, Right-Wing Extremist

One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power. Character assassination has become the weapon of […]

WAR ON CONSERVATIVES AND CHRISTIANS

This is SHOCKING: the Obama administration has decided that conservatives and Christians shouldn’t have a voice in our government.Recently, the Obama administration quietly ordered the IRS to silence its opponents by imposing new regulations on Christian and conservative non-profit groups. These rules forbid conservative groups like Faith & Freedom Coalition from distributing voter guides, Congressional […]

Communism Was the Worst Mistake in Human History.

What you think depends upon what you know. You’re a smart, well-read, well-educated audience. (And handsome, too!) When I say “Communism,” or more specifically, the “Soviet Union,” a lot probably comes to mind. You may think of the occupation of Eastern Europe. Or the massive internal forced migrations. Or the Ukranian famine, which killed 7 […]