Your morning jolt: Bill O’Reilly decides Cynthia McKinney isn’t a traitor – just tasteless

Bill O’Reilly at Fox News on Wednesday took up the topic of former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and her recent visits to Libya and Iran to denounce U.S. policy.

O’Reilly surmised that Iran was funding some of her activities, but in the end, he and his producer conceded that no federal laws had been broken:

Good for a giggle: Note the quick look of skepticism on the face of McKinney’s Iranian questioner when the ex-House member asserts, as proven fact, that the hidden hand of “the authorities” was behind the assassinations of JFK, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

You’ll note that McKinney leaves out the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan, a Jordanian-born Palestinian angered by RFK’s support of Israel. No doubt it was diplomatic concession on her part.

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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, may have just named his price for participating in any effort to force Democratic colleague John Barrow to give up his Savannah residence in next week’s redistricting session.

Kingston wants to keep all four of his major military installations – including Moody Air Force Base in faraway Valdosta. From Larry Peterson and the Savannah Morning News:

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston isn’t against proposals for his district to take in all of Chatham County — if it keeps its four major military bases.

Whether that’s feasible hangs in the balance as state lawmakers gear up for a special redistricting session due to begin Monday.
The Savannah Republican represents Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Marys and Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta.

“I don’t know how they are going to stretch the lines one way or the other, but the bases are a community of interest I would like to stay together.”

Trouble is, the Valdosta area may be headed the way of U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, to boost the freshman’s Republican numbers in a refashioned 8th District.

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Herman Cain will be the final speaker at Saturday’s GOP presidential straw poll in Ames, Iowa, according to the schedule released Wednesday. Newt Gingrich doesn’t have a straw poll slot – he didn’t have the cash to pay the upfront fee. But the former U.S. House speaker will participate in tonight’s eight-candidate debate on Fox News.

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Protesters on Wednesday called for the removal of Confederate flags from a monument in an Atlanta cemetery where they recently buried the late president of a civil rights group co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr., Fox5 Atlanta reports.

The rebel flags at the Westview Cemetery fly over a sculpture of a Southern solider that memorializes the 400 Confederate veterans buried in the cemetery. The flagpole has an early version of the Confederate national flag and also its last flag, which contains the familiar stars-and-bars design carried by Confederate soldiers in the battlefield.

Mourners noticed the flags on Saturday while burying the Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., who died July 28 at age 57.

“Many persons were upset and asked me to come and do something,” the Rev. Benford Stellmacher told the TV station.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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45 comments Add your comment

Always Skeptical

August 11th, 2011
9:19 am

A confederate flag flying over dead confederates in a cemetery…I can’t think of a more appropriate place for this flag….

amazing

August 11th, 2011
9:27 am

McKinney is a joke and an embarssment as an American!

Jon

August 11th, 2011
9:27 am

I can. That flag should have died and been buried long ago.

Buzz G

August 11th, 2011
9:28 am

Actually, she inherited the IQ of her father and she is too dumb to realize how stupid she is.

TIM

August 11th, 2011
9:32 am

Mckinney has always been a looney toon but what’s worse is all those idiots voting for her in Dekalb. But, then again, it’s Dekalb county. should we expect anything different.

Does Hank Johnson still think an island is going to tip over?? Put him and mckinney in a dingy and push em out to sea.

findog

August 11th, 2011
9:33 am

The flag can be on the decendants state car tags but not over their graves
At some point Jon you have got to quit drinking the hateraide

A dad

August 11th, 2011
9:43 am

As offensive as it might be to some, it’s called freedom of speech/expression, and it’s abedrock principle of this country, or at least what this country used to be and stand for. Would be completely different if someone tried to erect the flag over Rev. Creecy’s gravesite though.

As for what’s her name, she’s ot worth my comment. Just wish she’d have stayed in either Libya or Iran. Can only imagine (with great glee) her dressed up in a hajib and being told to shut up by any male.

blkwrestl

August 11th, 2011
9:49 am

It is always difficult for people to accept the truth. Ms. McKinney not only speaks the truth she walks the walk. She visited Libya and saw bombs dropping on innocent people. Listen to her on GW on the Hill Sirrus channel 128. For those who think she is “looney”, you are ill informed, just listen to Fox, do not have any indepenedent empirical research to back up your claims and, are the reason the country is in a depression. You better wake up to your TEA party leaders who are the real traitors. And your republican Mcconnell who stated on numerous occassions his job is to have the President lose in 2012 “at any cost”. Guess that is why Standards and Poor dropped our rating. What an imbecile.

Road Scholar

August 11th, 2011
9:50 am

Who really cares what Bill Oreilly and Cynthia McKinney have to say?

Since Cain is the last speaker, was he “moved to the back of the bus”? I wonder how the order was selected? Don’t get me wrong, I really don’t care.

gop

August 11th, 2011
10:07 am

I wish our only problem was racism, classism, ignorance and the fact that we’re broke. Get a load of Bookman’s latest offering in his vaguely-droll enunciation of the polling prospects for various candidates on the right.

“(OK, Tim Pawlenty might once have been a feasible choice, but his campaign appears to have wrecked on the shoals of his own shallow personality. And Jon Huntsman is such an obvious RINO that he might as well be sporting a big horn in the middle of his forehead.)”

I’m entertained to death by Bookman. Frankly, my dears, I’d rather stick my schlong into a light socket than read another word from that master faker. Where’s the supervision?

Axel&Hotrod

August 11th, 2011
10:11 am

To: blkwrestl I assume you are a McKinny supportor. Well you should have learned by now you are backing a loser and I don’t care what county she is in. She and her father have used reverse descrimination for years What kind of people support this NOT DEKALB in case you haven’t noticed she doesn’t work here or anywhere as far as I am concerned!

BADA BING

August 11th, 2011
10:11 am

Cynthia was stopped from delivering supplies to Palistine. If she really wants to deliver aid to a dangerous, poverty stricken area, why doesn’t she start with Detroit?

SaveOurRepublic

August 11th, 2011
10:16 am

I’m no fan of McKinney, but “Bull O’LIElly” is a shill for the (Globalist) NeoCONs. McKinney’s off the mark on most issues, however…she’s correct in her questioning of JFK (research Executive Order # 11110), questioning of the 9/11 Commission (& their white wash of WTC 7 “collapse”), her support of H.R. 571 & her opposition of U.S. military intervention in Libya (a Globalist pursuit…not in defense of our Constitutional Republic). However, as an Independent, Constitutionalist, she’s a bit too far Left (overall) for my taste.

Delina Youngs

August 11th, 2011
10:18 am

She is NO different than Jane Fonda. She is a trader ! Go live in those countries Cynthia and leave us for good .

ANGRY AS HELL

August 11th, 2011
10:25 am

Hey, Delina, it’s “traitor” NOT “trader.”

commonsense

August 11th, 2011
10:28 am

C’mon now – how can anyone not see that McKinney is some very special kinda crazy?? Betcha she and Sharon Barnes-Sutton are friends too – like minds…

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

August 11th, 2011
10:34 am

That loud thud you heard early this morning was Republican strategists falling down on their knees PRAYING that Cynthia McKinney would announce her candidacy for President in 2012.

Besides being a lot of fun to watch, it would split some of the Oh-Blah-Blah power base.

Centrist

August 11th, 2011
10:37 am

Yawn.

VERY slow news day.

Ben Cowart

August 11th, 2011
10:42 am

Westview Cemetary started as a Confederate cemetary for those that died at the Battle of Ezra Church during the Battle of Atlanta. Confederate soldiers are buried there. Why don’t we dig them up too?

What’s next? Tear down the Cyclorama? Rename Confederate Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard? Do we need to erase anything that has to do with the Civil War or anyone who was here before to accomodate the wishes of our black “leaders”? Ok, then we need to start changing the names of some streets to accomodate the new arrivals. Let’s start by changing MLK Drive to “General Santa Anna Drive”. Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard will be known as “Mao Zedong Street”. It’s got a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

The only problem with the flag is it’s old. They need to put up a new Confederate Battle Flag.

Frederick Douglass

August 11th, 2011
10:42 am

Will someone tell me how Cynthia McKinney is any crazier than Paul Broun?

Aquagirl

August 11th, 2011
11:07 am

Cynthia was stopped from delivering supplies to Palistine. If she really wants to deliver aid to a dangerous, poverty stricken area, why doesn’t she start with Detroit?

She may be crazy, but she’s not THAT crazy.

Captain Midnight

August 11th, 2011
11:22 am

“Many persons were upset and asked me to come and do something,” the Rev. Benford Stellmacher told the TV station. Yea Reverend, do something about the black flash mobs, or Clayton county welfare queen Terry Clark and her foodstamp DEMANDING 6 kids. You wanna “do something”?
There’s plenty to “do” other than going after Southern memorials that have stood for over a century Reverend.

Booger Fling

August 11th, 2011
11:25 am

I don’t see the big deal with the flag issue. Love it or hate it, it’s a part of our history. Other groups may not like seeing depictions of MLK, but do you see them calling for them to be removed?

We need to stop teaching hate and start teaching unity. The issues we had in the past can be erased if we allow it. Always Skeptical and Jon were probably taught from a young age that the flag was evil. But is it? Have they been affected by it? Heck, is there anyone alive today that has been oppressed by this evil creation made from cloth?

Why must we fight amongst ourselves when all that time and effort could be used for something good? Teach your kids that someone of different skin color is not your enemy. And that a historic flag is just that… a flag

Captain Midnight

August 11th, 2011
11:35 am

“this evil creation made from cloth”? BF, is the American flag an evil creation made of cloth?
Is the flag of Christianity an evil creation made of cloth? Just be aware before you answer that these flags are flown right beside the confederate flag (and in many cases without the confederate flag) at the hate group rallies that many people LOVE to associate the confederate flag with.

MrLiberty

August 11th, 2011
11:38 am

I’m sure she just forgot about RFK. He most certainly was the victim of a conspiracy too. Cynthia may be a little off-beat, but she at least is not blinded by unquestioning loyalty to the imperial american empire or its emperor du jour. I can’t say I completely agree with her assertions regarding the actual culprits in the conspiracies she has taked about, but I will agree that the complete truth has been purposely hidden from the american public. I mean look how long it took us to find out about the Gulf of Tonkin lies, the lies about Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty, the non-existent WMDs, etc. I mean people still believe that the Pearl Harbor attack was completely unprovoked despite numerous books written in the 1940’s that clearly documented FDR’s acts of war against Japan in the months prior to the attack.

The more people like Cynthia get folks to question the official story the greater the liklihood that government will be less likely to do the horrible things they do. Well, we can always hope.

Michael

August 11th, 2011
11:51 am

The flag of Christianity. hahahaha

SaveOurRepublic

August 11th, 2011
11:51 am

Mr.Liberty, well stated sir. The “Left vs. Right” paradigm is leveraged as a control mechanism for the Globalist Elite to deceive the populace (as DNC & GOP “leadership” are 2 sides of the same coin). Blind loyalty to either side of this (same) coin equates to lack of honest analysis & total “sheeplization”.

JackDennis

August 11th, 2011
11:59 am

CMc isn’t a traitor. Just dumb as a viena sausage. Who would support her, and why?

BEND OVER, HERE COMES THE CHANGE

August 11th, 2011
12:00 pm

She is such a DUMBASSS, you’d wonder how anyone could take her serious.

Just Desserts

August 11th, 2011
12:04 pm

Captain Midnight-

Booger Fling did not mean that the Confederate Flag was evil….did you even read his post? He meant it in terms that “other people or groups” make is out to be an evil thing and try to have it removed when it is part of our history….what a way to try to spin someone’s positive comment into a negative one!

He wasn’t being negative at all in his post. He was speaking of letting history be history and that going “forward” we can teach our children of a better way to be. No one walking the face of this earth today were ever slaves, so why do we as a society act like people still are?

Politi Cal

August 11th, 2011
12:16 pm

She is one ignorant woman, no doubt. Too bad so many people listen to her.

Captain Midnight

August 11th, 2011
12:22 pm

Just Desserts, I did read his post and in my opinion for the most part is was ambiguous. Neither pro or con. ie the old “it’s just a flag” position. Please re-read his second paragraph and he’s obviously posing question and in doing so calls the battle flag of the confederacy an “evil creation made from cloth”. Still waiting on his answer to my questions btw. If i’ve misunderstood his comments, I apologize and would ask him to clarify the comment.

Oh Intown Writer...

August 11th, 2011
12:26 pm

What entity is in charge of Westview Cemetery?
Is it City of Atlanta -? If so, who’s Council District is it in?
Do we run a betting pool to see how long it takes before someone actively tries to have the flags removed?

And really, if the guy died at age 57, shouldn’t someone be more concerned with running a public health campaign? That young in this day and age is not acceptable…

Just Desserts

August 11th, 2011
12:31 pm

He is not posing questions for you to answer….he is trying to make a point that the flag is not evil…that’s why he asks…”Have they been affected by it?”

The…”Heck, is there anyone alive today that has been oppressed by this evil creation made from cloth?” comment is making fun of those who think it is evil…like Always Skeptical and Jon…who both stated above that it should be dead and buried.

Deb A

August 11th, 2011
12:43 pm

Westview Cemetery is PRIVATELY owned and operated. It is not owned by the city in anyway.

Hal

August 11th, 2011
1:31 pm

@ Politi Cal

I guess people listen to what Cynthia has to say the same way some people listen to what Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have to say. *food for thought*

Captain Midnight

August 11th, 2011
1:48 pm

Thanks JD for clarifying. (I think)..hehe.
Deb A, if your right (and I think you are) The good Reverend Benford Stellmacher can pound sand.

La'Quishraniqua

August 11th, 2011
2:09 pm

Soon as I gets my next consignment of food stamps gonna sell a few and send the $ to that International Action Center sos Ms. McKinney can continue to spread her message to Libya and Iran. You GO girl!

myrtlefrancis

August 11th, 2011
2:18 pm

I have read and listened to all of you,also the media, and all i hear is bickering and complaing. What we need is for us all to come together,for our countrys sake, as well as the sake of the oeople. I think instead of blaming the opposite party or who you dont agree with try to offer sulitions to the oroblem.Most of what i see as the problem is nobody wants to pay for thier own mistakes. Believe me i think there is no one party to blame. WE the people are also to blame, because we dont say anything to the gov, untill things get bad,by then it is too late.WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND FIGHT BACK TO ALL THE GOV.AS you might i am very upset with everyone,

Just Desserts

August 11th, 2011
2:50 pm

I appreciate your approval Captain America….glad to see that you still don’t get his point and are tired of attempting to understand. Oh, and he is “Pro” flag because it is part of history…just like Huckleberry Finn that is being re-written. Why try to change the past when it’s the future that needs help!

Booger Fling

August 11th, 2011
3:30 pm

JD is correct Captain.

The issue at hand is a divide between our people. Why should a person of a different color, that I have never met, dislike me because of something that I had nothing to do with? If this mentality continues there is no hope for America. We can’t change our history. All we can do as responsible humans is pick up the pieces and move on.

United we stand… Divided we fall

Michael

August 12th, 2011
1:05 am

I think shes’s courageous and as events have played over the years much of the stuff we so readily accused her of as being off beat about turns out to be true….look at what continues to come out every month now about 9/11…only recently Richard Clarke, the former Counter Terrorism Chief for the Clinton and Bush administrations, supports McKinney’s contention we (the public) have been lied to about 9/11. Clark has now gone public and has accused three former top CIA officials – George Tenet, Cofer Black and Richard Blee of misleading Congress and the American public over what the CIA knew about terrorist preparations for attacks in the US on 9/11. I used to be one of those who thought Cynthia was crazy but I have to admit I’m starting to change my position. I’m not sure anymore….I’m not so quick to judge her as I used to.

E. Ruffin

August 12th, 2011
7:25 am

The country would be in better condition if the Confederate flag were flying over the nation’s capitol instead of over dead Confederates. And as for the difference between P. Broun and C. McKinney, Broun is pro-American, McKinney is not.

umustbejoking

August 12th, 2011
11:44 am

Perfect distractions from what’s really going on in your country. Glad I don’t live there. Can’t believe Fox News yanks so many chains. WAFBOM!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

August 12th, 2011
1:17 pm

O’Reilly probably found out she’s his fellow Roman Catholic agent of Rome’s Fifth Column.