January 11, 2013, NationalVisas via Ann Barnhardt:
Saudi Arabian nationals will experience better chances of traveling to America and getting their American visa. This is as a result of US President Barack Obama having lifted most of the restrictions of Saudis entering the country.That is the fact.
Here is the spin:
It was a video that triggered the Boston bombings.
It was workplace violence.
America can do better.
Turn in your guns.
It is Bush's fault.
_________ (Fill in the blank)
President Obama has avoided responsibility. His. Entire. Life.
What makes you think he'll take responsibility for his skewed security priorities now?
And as for the many DHS affirmative action employees making over $100k a year to protect the nation from attacks like we saw in Boston? Never mind that they failed completely today.
Homeland Security won't fail to fill out their expense reports in Boston. They won't fail to find fault with other agencies or a 'pervasive right-wing influence'. And they certainly won't fail to record every minute of overtime in the coming days.
They'll keep their jobs, and they will continue to pursue the easy threats - the law abiding citizens who happen to own guns, raise families, share their love of country on the web, and criticize that which deserves to be criticized.
UPDATED 4.16 8am:
Added 2nd photo above.
A quote from The Investigative Project on Terrorism from last month, via Doug:
Saudi Arabia sends thousands of travelers into the United States each month, and more than 92 percent of Saudis who seek entry visas receive them, Asharq al-Awsat reported. In 2012, 20,677 student visas were granted to Saudi citizens.
Knuckledragg'in has more links.
UPDATED 4.16 10:30am:
Drudge links to the spin in this Weekly Standard article (with video):
"The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11," Axelrod said of the phrase "terrorist attack.""Pro" what, asshole?
"You use those words and it means something very specific in people's mind. And I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day. Was it someone who was pro--you know, you just don't know. And so I think his attitude is, let's not put any inference into this, let's just make clear that we're going to get the people responsible."
A pro-life person tried to kill people? Pro-Constitution? Pro Progressive Tax? Pro-Bomb? Probably Pro-Gun, right?
Remember, intentions are what counts with these people.
Our next prediction: DHS and Obama will try to absorb the high and worthy praise we and others are heaping onto the Boston PD and EMS responders and on the public who helped the victims. Nothing will be said about the pre-bombing f**k ups that occurred or the government's role to prevent attacks. The only praise we have of Homeland Security at this point is the guy who cut cell communications to prevent cell-triggered bombs. Somebody was at the switch.
We shudder to think of the laws that will be passed after this event.
The solution to this type of crime is to post an undercover TSA loser next to each trash can. They can feel up every piece of trash to ensure our safety.
Thanks IOTW for the link!