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|Brett Kimberlin In Happier Days|
Convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that names as defendants syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, Red State editor Erick Erickson, talk radio host Glenn Beck, investigative journalist James O’Keefe and others, claiming they are part of a “criminal racketeering enterprise” under federal R.I.C.O. statutes.It appears obvious to this blogger that Brett Kimberlin is a "vexatious litigant," someone who files numerous, frivolous lawsuits, in effect abusing the justice system to pursue personal vendettas or extort defendants. Now that major figures like Malkin and Beck have been included, perhaps they will get Kimberlin officially designated as a "vexatious litigant." Vexatious litigants are generally forbidden to file any more lawsuits without the prior approval of a judge, who reviews the validity of the lawsuit before allowing (or disallowing) it to be filed.
|Tommy Robinson Embraces Dhimmitude|
Tommy Robinson, who dramatically quit the English Defence League this week, has vowed to help police tackle racism within the organsation and has apologised for causing fear among British Muslims.
Mr Robinson, 30, said he would work with police to help them investigate racism in the organisation - known for its thuggish street protests and extremist followers.
Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also said he was sorry for creating a 'us and them' culture and for causing fear among British Muslims.
"I acknowledge the dangers of far-right extremism and the ongoing need to counter Islamist ideology not with violence but with better, democratic ideas.”What a bunch of happy horseshit. As if mass-murdering jihadis can be persuaded by "better, democratic ideas." These people who slice off heads, bomb schools and churches and trains, commit mass murder against innocents. No, Tommy boy, this is definitely a step back. You have denied the reality of the world's most violent and extremist ideology, that of Islam. I suspect that you, Tommy, have been compromised by leftist pressure and demonization.
“And whilst I want to lead a revolution against Islamist ideology, I don't want to lead a revolution against Muslims.
“I believe that the revolution needs to come from within the Islamic community and they need to stand up. And I believe this is a step forward not a step back.”
This has been a long time coming. Back on June 30, 2011, Pamela Geller wrote: that because of the "neo-fascists that had infiltrated the administration of the group," she was withdrawing her support from the EDL." In looking at the same evidence, I wrote, "I agree wholeheartedly." Tommy Robinson immediately issued a statement to SIOA, saying: "We repudiate any individual, group or writing that favors anti-Semitism, neofascism, and any race-based ideology. Any rogue elements within the EDL who go against our mission statement and our beliefs will be removed from the organization; we are determined to remain true to our mission. Anti-Semitism will not ever be tolerated within the EDL."
These statements drew the ire of some counter-jihad bloggers who apparently didn't mind the racists and anti-Semites within the EDL, and who addressed an Open Letter to Pamela Geller denouncing her and me for drawing back from the EDL. But a huge group of counter-jihad bloggers declared their support of our stand.Spencer lies. None of those who signed the Open Letter to Geller ever stated or indicated that we "didn't mind the racists and anti-semites within the EDL." We didn't know of any. We opposed Geller's uncalled for slander of the EDL because she offered no proof and no examples of the alleged fascism, racism or antisemitism within the EDL. She based her sweeping conclusions on one of her friends who had an ax to grind, and not on facts or evidence. At the time I concluded that Geller was merely trying to replace the EDL with her own organization, whom she saw more as a competitor than an ally. At no time did Spencer or Geller provide any evidence of the EDL's alleged radicalism, and they still have not. I lost a lot of respect for both Spencer and Geller because of this. In spite of their good works to counter Islamic violence (and they are impressive), for me these two will always bear a taint of dishonesty, dubious ethics and the self-serving sellout of allies and friends.
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|Obama Reveals Himself|
While our president still enjoys his essential employees and locations: the White House chefs, Camp David, and a military golf course, there doesn't seem to be any question that in mercenary pursuit of a political win, this White House is determined to unreasonably punish as many everyday people as possible. And this includes children sick with cancer. That might sound like hyperbole, but it is not.And this:
There are many other examples of this president's cold-hearted fanaticism and willingness to punish people for reasons that seem to have much more to with spite than what is and is not "essential." In fact, there are a number of examples where Obama seems to be spending more money and using more resources to close and block and inconvenience than to just leave it alone.True. Hiring guards to keep vets out of the World War II Memorial, when guards are not present when it is open; closing highway vista points to prevent motorists from viewing Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota (something that costs the federal government nothing); evicting an elderly couple from their home; closing state run and privately funded parks, and many more.