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Ted Cruz Booed By Middle East “Christians”

Posted on | September 11, 2014 | Comments Off

(ABC News) – It’s not every day that you see a presidential contender getting booed off stage.

But that’s what happened Wednesday night when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, widely viewed as a likely Republican candidate for the White House in 2016, addressed a group called In Defense of Christians at a gala dinner for its inaugural summit at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C.

The video suggests, and Cruz’s office concurs, that the senator was booed and jeered for speaking favorably about Israel.

The video is missing some context and begins after Cruz has already been interrupted and as an apparent organizer urges “respect for dialogue.” Audience members shout at Cruz, who says he is “saddened.”

“If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you,” Cruz says, and walks off the stage to some applause and a good number of jeers.

The group says it advocates for Christian communities in the Middle East. Its advisory board includes former attorney general John Ashcroft, former transportation secretary Ray Lahood, and Arab American Institute president James Zogby, according to its website. Its executive director is a former State Department representative to UNESCO.

“Tonight in Washington should have been a night of unity as we came together for the inaugural event for a group that calls itself ‘In Defense of Christians.’ Instead, it unfortunately deteriorated into a shameful display of bigotry and hatred,” Cruz said in a written statement on the event.

Many in the audience applauded him, Cruz said in the statement, but a “vocal minority” shouted him down. As Cruz was making that point to the crowd Wednesday night, one man shouted that it was “most of us” who disagreed with him. In his statement, Cruz said he spoke to the group in the hopes of talking about persecution of Christians at the hands of ISIS, against which he has railed before.

“But bigotry and hatred have no place in this discussion. Anti-Semitism is a corrosive evil, and it reared its ugly head tonight,” Cruz said. “After just a few minutes, I had no choice. I told them that if you will not stand with Israel, if you will not stand with the Jews, then I will not stand with you. And then I walked off the stage.”

In Defense of Christians has not yet responded to an inquiry from ABC News about Cruz’s appearance.

Introduction To San Francisco

Posted on | August 31, 2014 | Comments Off

This three day holiday weekend, why not make a quick drive to see one of the “most colorful and romantic” cities in the world? This film shows you a few of the highlights of the city… and it was filmed in 1955!

Twain Harte Lake Before And After

Posted on | August 29, 2014 | Comments Off

This aerial view shows Twain Harte Lake when it was full and then Twain Harte Lake after it was drained.

Twain Harte Lake Rock Exfoliating

Posted on | August 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Someone captured a great close-up of the rock at Twain Harte Lake cracking and popping!!!

USGS: Earthquake Durations, Bay Area Faults & Early Warning Systems

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | Comments Off

The biggest earthquake to strike the Bay area in 25 years damaged wineries and historic buildings and knocked power out to many residents across the region. One spokesperson from the USGS shares scientific information on KRON 4 television in San Francisco.

Financial Impact Of Napa Earthquake

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | Comments Off

The biggest earthquake to strike the Bay area in 25 years damaged wineries and historic buildings and knocked power out to many residents across the region. One financial expert shares his thoughts, opinions and money advice on KRON 4 television in San Francisco.

Earthquake Stories From Napa Residents

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | Comments Off

The biggest earthquake to strike the Bay area in 25 years sent over 100 people to hospitals in Napa Valley. It also damaged wineries and historic buildings and knocked power out to many residents across the region. These residents share their thoughts and stories.

NBC Claims That Obama Is From Kenya

Posted on | August 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Chris Jansing is NBC’s Senior White House Correspondent. Earlier this week on MSNBC, Jansing claimed that it is a fact that President Obama is from Kenya.

Kashkari Fakes Being Homeless

Posted on | August 7, 2014 | Comments Off

California Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari pretended to be homeless for one week, as part of his latest campaign pitch.

Kashkari chose to showcase the city of Fresno as a place where there is little opportunity.

Current Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearingen is a popular Republican running for State Controller. Of all of the places in California, supporters of Swearingen and US Congressman Jeff Denham (Republican) wonder why Kashkari chose to showcase Fresno as a place of run-down streets and poverty. They note that there are several great sections of Fresno and recovering economic success stories, none of which were displayed in the video.

In this video, Kashkari claims to only have $40 and walks into a couple of places (with a camera person) asking for work. Kashkari is not shown with any type of resume.

Kashkari’s campaign team told the Fresno Bee newspaper that they carried media release forms, so that people filmed could legally be shown.

The crew rolled tape as Kashkari supposedly tried to sleep on brick walls, park benches and in the middle of parking lots. In one part of the video, as the person with the high definition camera is standing just a few feet away from the “sleeping” Kashkari, a security guard drives up to say that it is a private property and they need to move on.

Kashkari is running as a Republican against current Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. In 2008, Kashkari voted for the Obama/Biden ticket over the McCain/Palin ticket claiming that Obama and Biden could better handle the economy than McCain and Palin.

Kashkari has been endorsed by Jeb Bush and Karl Rove.

Cracks In The Twain Harte Lake Dam

Posted on | August 4, 2014 | Comments Off

Last Sunday, a loud boom was heard and the first crack appeared in the Twain Harte Lake Dam. Not knowing the immediate situation, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for portions of Tuolumne County. It was cancelled a few hours later. The lake was completely drained. Here is the KCRA 3 report. Listen for the latest Twain Harte Lake updates on AM 1450 KVML.

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