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#SOSVenezuela in tweets

Friday, March 14th, 2014

We will survive this struggle, we will win, and we will rebuild our beautiful Venezuela

Strong photo

Can’t get more original than this. Hahahah

So many who want to fight, can’t. Without a doubt, this photo gives me more strength to carry on for my country.”

UPDATE:
Linked to by Babalu. Thank you!

#Weinergate: “To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it.” Will not resign.

Monday, June 6th, 2011

VIDEO:
Weiner’s statement,

Breitbart at the beginning, since Weiner was late,

4:50PM Weiner says he also misled his Congressional staff.

4:48PM Says did not violate the rules of the House, or violates the Constitution.

Dan Blatt’s also liveblogging.

4:40PM Accepts full responsibility. “My constituents will have to make the determination to vote [him out of office]“. He’s not quitting, alright.

The WaPo is carrying this story in their LIFESTYLE section, along with the decorating and parties.

4:35PM Weiner apologizes to Andrew Breitbart.
He says he never had any physical relationship with any of the women but does not deny phone sex, and “won’t rebut anything” the women are saying.

Earlier in the press conference,
Anthony Weiner states during this afternoon press conference: “To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it.”

Would have saved himself a world of trouble if he had just said it in the first place.

He’s not resigning.

Live feed here.

Breitbart says he’s got a photo that is “extremely graphic, and leaves nothing to the imagination.” Weiner’s denying the photo exists. Weiner did not deny that such a photo may exist.

I missed it earlier, but Ace posts that

Breitbart was at Weiner’s press conference. Press began asking him questions so he took the dias and answered them. I think it was mostly about not being the hacker, because there was no hacker.

Stacy is also liveblogging.

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A few reactions to OBL’s death

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The story ends with Osama bin Laden hiding behind a woman, using a wife as a human shield.

(language warning) Top 50 Internet Reactions to Osama bin Laden’s Death at Ranker.

On Bin Laden, Muslim Brotherhood Makes Different Statements in English and in Arabic
In Arabic, they honor bin Laden as a “sheikh” and call for terrorism against American forces in Muslim lands.

Spanish readers are enjoying #SiOsamaFueraMexicano (If Osama was Mexican), the top trend at Twitter right now. In English, Charlie Sheen & Other Celebs Thank Navy Seals on Twitter.

Bin Laden and chavismo: the difference between idiots and idiocy

The Next Media Animation folks are at it, too, (below the fold, since it’s not suitable for work, either)
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Shahzad on Homeland Security list since 1999; VIDEO

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Yes, siree, the Times Square bomber who was pulled out of the plane that would have taken him out of the country after his terror attack had been on the Homeland Security list since before the second WTC attack:
Faisal Shahzad on Homeland Security List Since 1999

Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list – Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) – between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States.

TECS is a major law enforcement computer system that allows its approximately 120,000 users from 20 federal agencies to share information. The database is designed to identify individuals suspected of or involved in violation of federal law.

He could buy a one-way airline ticket for cash and get on the plane to Dubai but you and I can’t even wear a belt through the metal detector at the gate.

And… the anything-but-a-radical-Islamist-terrorist dude was Taliban-trained:
Suspect’s Ties to Pakistan Taliban Probed
Islamabad Official Claims Shahzad Received Instructions From Suicide-Bomber Trainer; Group Has Been Targeted by CIA Drones

Pakistani investigators also are probing Mr. Shahzad’s possible connections with Jaish-e-Muhammad, an outlawed Islamist militant group, after the arrest Tuesday of Tohaid Ahmed and Mohammed Rehan in Karachi. A senior Pakistani government official said the two men were believed to have links to Jaish. Mr. Ahmed had been in email contact with Mr. Shahzad; Mr. Rehan took Mr. Shahzad to South Waziristan, the official said.

There, Mr. Shahzad received training in explosives in a camp run by Qari Hussain, the official said. Mr. Hussain is a senior commander with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistan Taliban’s formal name, and trains suicide bombers, the official said. Mr. Hussain is also a cousin of Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistan Taliban’s chief. The 30-year-old Mr. Shahzad has admitted to investigators that he received training from militants in Waziristan, U.S. officials said.

Jawa has the video of Faisal on Times Square during a prior visit,


Watch CBS News Videos Online

In lighter news, maybe the authorities were following him on Twitter!

UPDATE
James Joyner doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry,

The interesting question to me is: Which would be worse?

That is, would it be better if our ridiculously expensive and cumbersome Homeland Security apparatus wasn’t monitoring Shahzad, despite his being a Pakistani national or the right age set constantly traveling back to his homeland? Or that they’d been following him for eleven years but didn’t catch him until well after he finished his plot, avoiding disaster only through his incompetence?

Shahzad on Homeland Security list since 1999; VIDEO

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Yes, siree, the Times Square bomber who was pulled out of the plane that would have taken him out of the country after his terror attack had been on the Homeland Security list since before the second WTC attack:
Faisal Shahzad on Homeland Security List Since 1999

Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list – Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) – between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States.

TECS is a major law enforcement computer system that allows its approximately 120,000 users from 20 federal agencies to share information. The database is designed to identify individuals suspected of or involved in violation of federal law.

He could buy a one-way airline ticket for cash and get on the plane to Dubai but you and I can’t even wear a belt through the metal detector at the gate.

And… the anything-but-a-radical-Islamist-terrorist dude was Taliban-trained:
Suspect’s Ties to Pakistan Taliban Probed
Islamabad Official Claims Shahzad Received Instructions From Suicide-Bomber Trainer; Group Has Been Targeted by CIA Drones

Pakistani investigators also are probing Mr. Shahzad’s possible connections with Jaish-e-Muhammad, an outlawed Islamist militant group, after the arrest Tuesday of Tohaid Ahmed and Mohammed Rehan in Karachi. A senior Pakistani government official said the two men were believed to have links to Jaish. Mr. Ahmed had been in email contact with Mr. Shahzad; Mr. Rehan took Mr. Shahzad to South Waziristan, the official said.

There, Mr. Shahzad received training in explosives in a camp run by Qari Hussain, the official said. Mr. Hussain is a senior commander with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistan Taliban’s formal name, and trains suicide bombers, the official said. Mr. Hussain is also a cousin of Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistan Taliban’s chief. The 30-year-old Mr. Shahzad has admitted to investigators that he received training from militants in Waziristan, U.S. officials said.

Jawa has the video of Faisal on Times Square during a prior visit,


Watch CBS News Videos Online

In lighter news, maybe the authorities were following him on Twitter!

UPDATE
James Joyner doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry,

The interesting question to me is: Which would be worse?

That is, would it be better if our ridiculously expensive and cumbersome Homeland Security apparatus wasn’t monitoring Shahzad, despite his being a Pakistani national or the right age set constantly traveling back to his homeland? Or that they’d been following him for eleven years but didn’t catch him until well after he finished his plot, avoiding disaster only through his incompetence?

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#65 out of 326…

Friday, December 5th, 2008

at TCOT Top Conservatives on Twitter. If you’d like to be on the list, here’s how.

Dr Melissa explains it all.

UPDATE
Hugh Hewitt sees Renewal in the Winter: Another Push for Twittered Conservatives

Congratulations Sean!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

I just learned from James Joyner‘s twitterfeed that our mutual friend Sean Hackbarth starts tomorrow as the Online Communications Specialist for the Senate Republican Conference.

Of course, James found out from Sean’s twitterfeed, too.

Congratulations, Sean!

A better photo of Sean

A better photo of Sean

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