Study Guide: Glenn covers Mubarak resignation

The Secret Rally That Sparked an Uprising

Cairo Protest Organizers Describe Ruses Used to Gain Foothold Against Police; the Candy-Store Meet That Wasn't on Facebook

1.      Obama Faces a Stark Choice on Mubarak

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/world/middleeast/11diplomacy.html?_r=1

2.     'Beware friendly US,' Ahmadinejad warns Egyptians

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5igzmKIwBaDFaocB3mTmvldpjySqA?docId=CNG.680158c3fc877f3521627185c89de338.7d1

3.     Andrea Mitchell on the Muslim Brotherhood

http://bigjournalism.com/pjsalvatore/2011/02/11/andrea-mitchell-waffles-on-muslim-brotherhood/

Is multiculturalism wrong?

SARKOZY ON FRENCH TV

FEB 10, 2011

“We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him.”

“My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure."

DAVID CAMERON

FEB 5, 2011

"Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we've encouraged different cultures to live separate lives apart from each other and apart from the mainstream.. we failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong. we've even tolerated these segregated communicating in ways that run completely counter to our values..

ANGELA MERKEL

OCT 16, 2010

“We are a country which at the beginning of the 1960s actually brought guest workers to Germany now they live with us and we lied to ourselves for a while saying that they won't stay and that they will disappear one day that is not the reality this multicultural approach saying that we live side by side and that we are happy about each other--this approach has failed.  Utterly failed.”

9TH MOST INFLUENTIAL MULSIM

ONE OF THE INTELLECTUAL LEADERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

CHAIRMAN (IN ABSENTIA) OF THE SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN BASED ISLAMIC AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

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Sheik Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradawi

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He is chairman<http://www.adl.org/main_Arab_World/al_Qaradawi_report_20041110.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_4>  of the IslamOnline website, which has published numerous articles and religious rulings which were anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and supportive of violence against non-Muslims. He also chairman<http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/167> (in absentia) of the board of trustees at the Michigan-based Islamic American University<http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6264> (IAU), a subsidiary of the Muslim American Society<http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6263> . And he ispresident<http://www.adl.org/main_Arab_World/al_Qaradawi_report_20041110.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_4>  of the Union of Good, a Saudi-based umbrella organization which represents Islamic fundraising groups worldwide, and which has transferred tens of millions of dollars directly to Hamas<http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6204>  over the years.

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Qaradawi is chairman (in absentia) of the Michigan-based Islamic American University (IAU), a subsidiary of MAS, according to information on the MAS Web site.  He is also listed by the IAU as a faculty member.

The IAU vice-chairman, Jamal Badawi, and IAU's founder, Salah Sultan, are members of Qaradawi's International Association of Muslim Scholars and the European Council for Fatwa and Research.  Both Badawi and Sultan attended a conference in July 2007 honoring Qaradawi and his support for suicide bombing in Israel.

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Prior to being banned from the U.S. in 1999, Qaradawi reportedly spoke to several Muslim organizations around the country.  For example, Qaradawi spoke at the now-defunct Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) conference in Toledo, Ohio, in 1995, where he stated, "If everyone who defends his land and dies defending his sacred symbols is considered a terrorist, then I wish to be at the forefront of the terrorists.  And I pray to Allah if that is terrorism, then O Allah make me live as a terrorist, die as a terrorist, and be raised up with the terrorists."

Despite the ban, Qaradawi's message still reaches the American public via satellite television and the Internet, in particular IslamOnline, a Web site published in both Arabic and English.  The site contains articles and religious rulings which support violence against non-Muslims, as well as anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-American content.

Is there division amongst conservatives?

CPAC Civil War: Ron Paul Supporters Scream “War Criminal” At Dick Cheney

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cpac-civil-war-ron-paul-supporters-scream-war-criminal-at-dick-cheney/ <http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cpac-civil-war-ron-paul-supporters-scream-war-criminal-at-dick-cheney/>

  • Things should have been nice and chummy at CPAC an hour ago. Dick Cheneystrolled on stage to cheers and the inspirational tune of Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” and got began to present the “Defender Of The Constitution” award toDonald Rumsfeld. However, as the chants of “USA! USA!” died down, a voice screaming “War criminal!” could be heard. And then, as Cheney continued to talk up his former colleague, a shouting match began between supporters of Ron Paul and the rest of the convention hall.
  • The Paul supporters eventually walked out in the middle of Rumsfeld’s speech as way of protest. Talking Points Memo managed to nab a quote from one of them<http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/paul-supporters-hijack-cheney-rumsfeld-reunion.php> :
  • “‘Uh, Defender of the Constitution?’ Justin Bradfield of Maryland scoffed when I caught up with him after he walked out of Rumsfeld’s speech. ‘Let’s see: he expanded the Defense Department more than pretty much any other defense secretary and he enforced the Patriot Act.’ ‘[Speaking] as a libertarian, that’s not really the type of person who should be getting Defender of the Constitution,’ he added.”

RICK SANTORUM VS. SARAH PALIN

SOT: SANTORUM ON PALIN

S.E. – What about Sarah Palin turning down the keynote. What do you think happened there?

Santorum – I don’t know. I have a feeling she has some demands on her time (chuckles).

S.E. – Right…

Santorum – And a lot of them have financial benefit attached to them. So I’m sure she’s doing what’s best for her and her family.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/did-rick-santorum-really-knock-sarah-palin-for-not-attending-cpac/

Rick Santorum knocked Sarah Palin’s decision to skip CPAC, saying on Tuesday that she must have “business opportunities” that are keeping her from the annual conservative conference that is a showcase for potential presidential contenders.

  • “I have a feeling that she has some demands on her time, and a lot of them have financial benefit attached to them,” Santorum told conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, who hosts an online radio show on Glenn Beck’s website.
  • Video of exchange between the two conservatives shows the conversation was about as mean-spirited as a Cupid conference. The Right Scoop describes it like this <http://www.therightscoop.com/politico-unfairly-portrays-santorums-comments-on-sarah-palin-and-cpac> :

Sounds like to me he wasn’t ‘knocking’ her at all, but suggesting that her missing CPAC was justifiable since she’s so busy and has a large family. If anything it was just an off the cuff answer. I didn’t detect any ill-will, but of course I wasn’t looking for it like [author] Andy Barr.

RAND PAUL VS. DONALD TRUMP

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rand-paul-fires-back-trumps-chances-in-2012-are-less-than-my-fathers/<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rand-paul-fires-back-trumps-chances-in-2012-are-less-than-my-fathers/>

OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Since taking office, Obama has mentioned his birth certificate on 3 different occasions

  • Sept. 29, 2010 – Richmond, VA

So what happens is, you know, these cable shows and these talk-show hosts and -- they figure -- a lot of them have figured out, "The more controversial I can be -- if I'm going out there and I'm calling Obama this name or that name, or saying he wasn't born in this country or -- that will get me attention.

  • Aug. 10, 2010 – NBC News to Brian Williams

Pres. OBAMA: Well, look, Brian. I would say that I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead, right?

  • May 1, 2010 – WH Correspondents dinner

And there are few things in life that are harder to find and more important to keep than love -- well, love and a birth certificate. (Laughter.)

Since Obama took office, Gibbs has mentioned/addressed his birth certificate on 9 different occasions – including as recent as last month!

2009: 5

2010: 3

2011: 1

GIBBS BIRTHERS SOT MONTAGE

  • (7/27/09) If I had some DNA, it wouldn't assuage those that don't believe he was born here. But I have news for them and for all of us: The President was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 50th state of the greatest country on the face of the earth. He's a citizen.
  • (4/21/10) I got to tell you, I don’t -- we don’t spend a lot of time here worrying about what to do about people that don’t think the President was born here.  I don’t -- again, I’m the guy who said “put the birth certificate on the Internet.”
  • (1/24/11) I think rational people have come to the conclusion, many of them years ago, that the President is -- was born in Hawaii and is a citizen of the United States of America.

    Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

    If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


    It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

    We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

    First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

    Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


    https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


    There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

    For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

    https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


    Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


    https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


    But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

    If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


    https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


    John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

    How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


    https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


    Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

    Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


    https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


    A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

    Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


    https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


    Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

    There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


    https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


    And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

    Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


    https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


    When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

    If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


    https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


    "Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

    Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

    …including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

    Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


    https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

    -AND-

    https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


    Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

    Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


    https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


    At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

    For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


    https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


    Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

    If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


    https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


    This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

    And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


    https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


    It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

    This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

    To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

    But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

    Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

    Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

    ​How it was

    It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

    By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

    The Property

    The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.