The Obama DHS: hard at work watching youDo you sleep safer at night knowing that The 'The One' Administration is keeping a wary, watchful, and suspicious eye on people who oppose abortion and illegal immigration, who support the Second Amendment, who are leery of totalitarian government — and (da da DAAAAAAAA) served in the military?
It's true. In a recent, outrageous report, The New and Improved Department of Homeland Security reported on the mounting threat of... of what? Islamic extremists? Nah, they're just friends we haven't made yet! Pirates? Nahh; they're just disadvantaged seamen. Who, then? Domestic, left-wing terrorists like the president's ol' buddy Bill Ayers? Nahh; he's a respected professor!
No, the evil threat is: rightwing groups! And the evidence for this threat is....
Well, it's pathetic. Once again, the MSM seems to be showing that same maddening lack of curiosity, suspicion, and integrity that characterized it during the Clinton years. And once again, it takes a non-MSMer even to ask questions and try to get at the truth.
Read Powerline's John "Rocket Man" Hinderaker's investigation of the report: Watch Out for Those Crazy Right Wingers! I warn you, though, it's infuriating. Turns out our government is basing its report on a misreading of a baseless press-release from a left-wing group.
All of which causes me to ask: for what government actions are these rumblings the predicate?
Bloggers: doing what the MSM is supposed to do. (See also the reflections from American Thinker here and here.)
As a postscript, the DHS has weakly replied that it had issued a mirror-report earlier, focusing on left-wing groups. FOX news reviewed that report, and its verdict is: not so much.
UPDATE: characteristically for this administration (which, when it errs badly, simply doubles-down), Napolitano stands by this report.
50 iPhone Apps for "Christians"I received (and appreciate) a tip for an article titled "50 Excellent iPhone Apps for Christian Living." The tip came from one of the contributors (no title) to the site, which is itself called Christian Colleges.
Unfortunately, I have to start with a warning. In this case, the use of "Christian" apparently ranges from the genuine, to the sociological, to the not even remotely.
The site itself links to Christian and Roman Catholic institutions equally (first two senses). But the specific page includes links to iPhone apps such as the ESV Study Bible and various other Bible versions... but also apps that are pagan, Buddhist, and the Science of Mind. That last is the anti-Christian cult from which the Lord saved me.
So read with great discernment, but you might find a useful link or two there.