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The “sunny” demonstrators of Cairo

I turned to Morning Joe this morning for the first time since the Egypt riots started.

Eugene Robinson was describing the mood of the crowd as “sunny” and “buoyant.”

Then on the Daily Run Down, Brian Williams comes on, from Cairo, and describes the crowd as ? darn can’t remember the word he used, whatever, it made it sound like they were dancing in the streets.  Just remembered:  It was “jubilant” is the way he described them.

So did I miss something?  What happened to the fires and the rocks and smashed cars and broken ancient statues?

But then this is MSNBC.  These are the same people who have described the Tea Party, a peaceful assembly of American citizens as angry mobs, racists, thugs and tea baggers.  Nice to know Egyptians get more respect than we do.  But it’s okay.  Really.  This just makes me look at this more closely.  These demonstrators more than likely are not what they first appear, for democracy and all.  Anti-American maybe?

Let My People Go!

The first flights evacuating stranded Americans from Egypt took off today amid escalating violence across the country and desperate scenes at the capital’s international airport.

http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2011/01/rioting-and-chaos-engulfs-egyp.html

In Egypt, violent anti-government demonstrations have claimed 27 lives and left thousands injured.  One source dated today says there have been 100 killed.

The Sacramento Bee has described the demonstrations in Cairo as:

In one of many astonishing scenes Friday, thousands of anti-government protesters wielding rocks, glass and sticks chased hundreds of riot police away from the main square in downtown Cairo and several of the policemen stripped off their uniforms and badges and joined the demonstrators.

There was the burning of tires and police cars.

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Compare the scene above with this scene.  This is democracy in action with peaceful assembly addressing grievances and taking it to the VOTING BOOTH – civil and quite orderly.  How radical, huh? Of all the Tea Party demonstrations, there has not been one arrest.  No violence whatsoever.  Yes, prayer and song and the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Lots of talk about the Constitution.  And what did the MAINSTREAM corrupt media have to say about the Tea Party?  They have lied, that’s what they have done.


Posted:  02.01.11  Updated:  02.01.11 @ 12:43 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Egypt kills internet

“The Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet,” Cowie wrote. “Every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, school, embassy, and government office that relied on the big four Egyptian ISPs for their Internet connectivity is now cut off from the rest of the world. Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr, and all their customers and partners are, for the moment, off the air.”

In an eery coincidence, Egypt’s decision to interrupt Internet service coincides with renewed interest in the U.S. in legislation that would give the federal government an Internet “kill switch.”

I’ve been hearing about this KILL switch for our country.  This is a very bad idea.  (Oh, dear God, a KILL switch.)

Obama already “owns” Google and You Tube.  Anybody tried to search something on You Tube lately?  They have pro-Obama stuff right up front and I know there’s a lot more videos.  But in order to get to them, you have to search for a very specific video title.  At least that seems to be the case.  Then you will get others similar to it.  But you won’t find them using a general term.  You don’t always know what the title of the video is, so some are almost impossible to find.

Yahoo has a new feature at the top with a purplish left-hand border “stories” and try Sarah Palin, and here’s their top story:  “WTF comment casts doubt on……:  Large and underlined.   No, it doesn’t cast doubt on anything, except why is it titled that way.  It was a funny comment she made.  And it says it all:  SOTU – WTF?  She could have said it was the longest most boring dribble ever uttered, going on about BULLET trains and windmills and wind-up cars, but instead she made a little joke about it.  As usual, the left has no sense of humor.  They must be terribly unhappy having to find something objectionable about everything in life.

Type in Barack Obama and you get a nice story about him going to Penn State, and next comes whitehouse.gov, next is Organizing for America, Barack Obama.com, then you get the Wikipedia link.  The entire first page is pro Obama sites with one little Wall Street Journal link way down the page.  And it, too, is a rather positive mention of his review of regulations from January 18th.   Now, tell me that is not fixed.  Of all the criticism Obama has gotten just since the SOTU, not one, not one little bit of a negative article appears.

Who is paying for this to happen or is it just the search system itself that is rigged by the company?  Either way, your choices are filtered big time.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/28/mubarak-demonstrates-the-internet-kill-switch/#ixzz1CMF3av2w

Posted:  01.28.11

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