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A Star Falls Over Chicago
Sultan Knish ^ | October 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/24/2012 5:09:43 AM PDT by expat1000

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To: thecodont
If he wasn't a U.S. citizen of ANY sort (I have my doubts) what sort of skids (or palms) were greased to make his entry into those offices possible?

Hawaiian ones, New Democrat Chicago ones.

The best account I can find indicates that the document-fixing initiative dates from the 2004 speech, when a faction in the top ranks of the Democratic Party "adopted" Obama and decided they wanted to take him all the way.

I say "faction" because Bill and Hillary certainly had other plans.

But other than home fixits like Grandma Dunham's swiping a dead merchant seaman's Connecticut-issued SSAN for Barky's use (indicating he hadn't "renaturalized" and regularized his citizenship papers, but instead Mom and Grandma, good Communists they, had gone outside the system and done things the old NKVD way) and a couple of other items, it seems the greasing and fixing was done by people close to Tom Daschle and Nancy Pelosi and Vernon Jordan (who first "walked around" with Obama to exiled Clintonistas' dinner parties and social events in 2001-2002).

101 posted on 10/24/2012 6:37:48 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: BwanaNdege

I’d prefer Zaphod to Obama any day.


102 posted on 10/24/2012 7:01:53 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: lentulusgracchus
He will need, if he's going to go into Barky's stuff,

Should happen, won't happen.

Romney is a doer, an organization man. He will want to spend his efforts on the economy, not busting people. Unfortunately, this is government, not business. He's not so adept a politician as to understand is that unless the left is hiding from him in fear, he won't get anything done. They'll be setting up means to keep him tied up, whether war, terrorism, Bernanke shutting off the money spigot that kept Zero afloat...

Setting up a staff of bulldog prosecutors dirt would definitely be worth the money, both to keep the Democrats at bay and to keep the media occupied with stories. Both are critical.

103 posted on 10/24/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Sorry for the typos; got a code id duh hed.
104 posted on 10/24/2012 7:08:50 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: expat1000
All Your Base Are Belong To Us never gets old until 5 minutes later.

Oh, no he didn't!!

105 posted on 10/24/2012 7:16:40 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Pilsner
BO, on the other hand, didn't believe that he had any limitations. Although he may be beginning to suspect.

When all is said and done, the only limitations that The One will recognize will be ours.

We simply didn't appreciate his greatness...

106 posted on 10/24/2012 7:25:23 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: expat1000

Writing style reminds me of Victor Davis Hanson.


107 posted on 10/24/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: expat1000

Excellent essay. As I get older, I have less patience for reading, but this piece was absolutely captivating. Thank you for posting.


108 posted on 10/24/2012 7:42:30 PM PDT by SisterK (no compromises)
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To: pgobrien

PING


109 posted on 10/24/2012 8:05:08 PM PDT by LakeEffectLad
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To: SisterK; expat1000
Excellent essay. As I get older, I have less patience for reading, but this piece was absolutely captivating. Thank you for posting.

Diddo, kiddo.

110 posted on 10/24/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by brucebrucebruceoftheforest (George got jungle rot.)
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To: Mr. K

>> LET’S ALL CONTACT THE MODERATOR AND ASK THEM TO MARK THIS AS A *MUST READ* AND KEEP IT POSTED AT THE TOP

Looks like someone was listening. ;-)


111 posted on 10/24/2012 8:29:47 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

A BTT for the late evening crowd. I think that it would be tragic for the country if he won a second term, and I think it would be a tragedy for 0bama himself. I don’t think all the media spin duct tape in stock can patch this into something resembling a credible administration. Better just to let it go, and put the spinmeisters to work creating a Golden Age that never was in retrospect. The rest of us will be patching the country back together.


112 posted on 10/24/2012 9:07:47 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: expat1000

Hi, expat1000,

Would you please add me too? This was a great article. Many thanks. :)

Julie


113 posted on 10/24/2012 9:17:12 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: dead

LOL, dead on, dead!


114 posted on 10/24/2012 10:35:12 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Liz

I shed no tears for Oprah. She made her choice and made it all too public.

Weeping over his win, like a proud Mama.

She didn’t know him at all. He uses people.

She got used and thrown away.


115 posted on 10/24/2012 11:17:08 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ConservativeDude

Yes, perhaps the lameest duck in history, but also the most arrogant and defiant.

Obamacare will NEVER be repealed.

I doubt the GOP will have the guts to impeach him and as of now, it looks like Benghazi could be impeachable offenses.

Keeping praying.

The evil Marxist and every possible demon-rat must be defeated.

The Marxist with his ginormous ego will NEVER recover from a defeat. Never.


116 posted on 10/24/2012 11:22:05 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Carry_Okie
Setting up a staff of bulldog prosecutors dirt would definitely be worth the money, both to keep the Democrats at bay and to keep the media occupied with stories. Both are critical.

Well, that's basic military common sense, isn't it? Sit on your ass, and someone will come along and start busting it for you. Best defense, good offense, etc. etc.

s Agile, mobile, and hostile. Chase 'em down, burn 'em out.

117 posted on 10/24/2012 11:51:10 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: coydog
I’d prefer Zaphod to Obama any day.

Re-remind me, which was more nirvanic: Zaphodic Beeblebroxianism, or Beeblebroctic Zaphody?

118 posted on 10/24/2012 11:54:53 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: arrogantsob
Perhaps the author of this endless creed should not be so critical of the other long-winded blowhard.

Correct. The article is a testament of Creedal substance. Your screed on the other hand is not half so witful.

119 posted on 10/25/2012 12:08:54 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Unfortunately, Romney probably doesn’t see Democrats as enemies, nor do they have any intention of reciprocating his benign intent.


120 posted on 10/25/2012 12:29:26 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: expat1000
Even the dogs are turning on him . . .


121 posted on 10/25/2012 12:38:52 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: expat1000

The essence of this article was made into a film: “The Hope & The Change”

It’s free to view with a (free) Hulu accoun. It’s not written for us on FR, but I strongly recommend sending the link to anyone who is a democrat or independent:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/409925


122 posted on 10/25/2012 12:42:05 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: proud American in Canada

Hi Julie, and welcome to the Sultan Knish/Daniel Greenfield ping list!


123 posted on 10/25/2012 1:04:37 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Jeremiah Jr
A Star Falls Over Chicago

Is it this one?

Rev 8

10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Or

Rev 9

1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

124 posted on 10/25/2012 3:11:28 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Hopefully there will be “tea party GOPers” elected in both the House and the SENATE to make sure to it that they KEEP AN EYE on a possible President Romney come November 6, 2012.


125 posted on 10/25/2012 3:29:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: onyx

Me too—I’m shedding no tears for Oprah-—but I am having fun dancing on her grave (/snix).


126 posted on 10/25/2012 3:58:43 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: expat1000

bfl


127 posted on 10/25/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Biggirl
At last we will be having REAL ADULTS who will come into the White House in order to clean it out.

I hope the irony of this empty hope in the wake of an article about empty ope is not lost on everyone. Romney is not Obama, but he certainly is no leader. Half of motivations are exactly the same as Obama's. Half our our motivations in voting for him are the same as those of the Left in voting for Obama. Your fawning over him, when you know little about his style of governance, is very telling. We had the same hopes about W, and taking all 3 Houses... and instead we got faster spending increases than under Clinton, we got zero progress on the borders, on limited government, etc etc etc. (LOVED him on foreign policy, but domestically, in 6 years all we got was a tax cut and higher spending. Not brag-worthy at all.)

128 posted on 10/25/2012 4:37:06 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: BwanaNdege

: )

Yep, I’ ll accept that thought as possible


129 posted on 10/25/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: arasina
He promised a chicken in every pot but people have begun to realize they actually elected a chicken who likes pot.

LOL...great tag line for the next two weeks, but after that, just a fading memory.

130 posted on 10/25/2012 5:04:58 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: sickoflibs
You're right, Oprah took a huge hit for her open support of Barry Soetoro. She went from Queen to Stable Girl just like 'that'. But the odd thing is she was the only 'Star' that really paid a price for backing the commie 'wife' -- that I can think of, anyway.

And I have a feeling that MooseHell and Valerie Jarrett had their hands in it. Somehow or someway they made sure Oprah's business dealings wouldn't turn out exactly favorably. As I recall reading that MooseHell was jealous of Oprah due to the time she was spending with her 'baby daddy'. Which shouldn't make sense as they all went to Rev Wright's 'church' and weren't exactly strangers.

Plus if Moosie was jealous of anyone being with her Barry, she should have been jealous of ..... Bill Ayers (snicker).

131 posted on 10/25/2012 5:26:51 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: expat1000

Damn, I only wish I could write that well. Good article.

On a side note: Urban legend has it any trend reported in the New York Times is already passé


132 posted on 10/25/2012 5:47:28 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: expat1000; kingattax

Excellent Article!

I love the way this person writes.


133 posted on 10/25/2012 5:47:30 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Condor51
RE :”You're right, Oprah took a huge hit for her open support of Barry Soetoro. She went from Queen to Stable Girl just like ‘that’. But the odd thing is she was the only ‘Star’ that really paid a price for backing the commie ‘wife’ — that I can think of, anyway”

Someone else said that and I just added some associated commentary.

If is certainly possible that her white (women) audience didnt appreciate her taking sides in 2008 especially as Os stardom faded in 2009 and 2010.

Alternatively maybe they just grew tired of her. Since I couldnt sit through such mushy braindead stuff its hard for me to tell. How come women still watch The View?

Didnt she make a comment about how African girls appreciate when someone helps them go to school(which she was doing) , but poor American kids dont appreciated it because they are lazy and act like the criminal types they see on TV? That was before Obama though. Maybe she isnt as liberal as the Os are.

134 posted on 10/25/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: lentulusgracchus

“...And after talking to him for ten hours, you don’t know him any better than you did after ten minutes.”

In a nutshell!


135 posted on 10/25/2012 7:21:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Teacher317; Biggirl
Romney is not Obama, but he certainly is no leader.

But it's a fact that he has led multiple corporations, a successful and faithful marriage, and led Mass. as Governor.

Half of motivations are exactly the same as Obama's.

Surely all humans have some of the same motivations for all things.

Half our our motivations in voting for him are the same as those of the Left in voting for Obama.

Yes. They want him to win, we want Romney to win. There are many 'similarities' in motivations between just about any 2 human beings on the planet.

Your fawning over him, when you know little about his style of governance, is very telling.

Well... we know he was successful in his governance. Especially since he was outnumbered by Democrats. Unlike Obama who had everyone worshipping him, Romney had to succeed by dealing with opposition from everyone. He wasn't kicked out of office, he never got arrested for drugs or prostitution, his audits came out fine, his state and it's citizens grew, and profited. I'm pretty sure that even though we know so little, what we do know is very telling.

We had the same hopes about W, and taking all 3 Houses...

3 Houses, 4 Houses.... whatever it takes.

... and instead we got faster spending increases than under Clinton, we got zero progress on the borders, on limited government, etc etc etc. (LOVED him on foreign policy, but domestically, in 6 years all we got was a tax cut and higher spending. Not brag-worthy at all.

President Bush's 'job' was to rebuild New York and the Stock Market Infrastructure. To stop the advance of politics based on militaristic religion. To make the Middle East a 'safe' resource.

When it came to things like the border/limited government/spending bills, those things were not under the executive branches legal 'control'. I.E. President Bush couldn't just issue a spending bill, or declare the border closed. Of course, under Obama, there are no such rules in place, anymore.

136 posted on 10/25/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: expat1000

137 posted on 10/25/2012 7:35:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Louis Foxwell

Wow, a dazzling response to a typo, just imagine how brilliant you could have been had there been a substantial error.


138 posted on 10/25/2012 9:59:00 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Mears

bfl


139 posted on 10/25/2012 11:24:15 AM PDT by Mears
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To: arrogantsob

I takes em where I can gets em.


140 posted on 10/25/2012 1:24:29 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Look at the bigger picture once in a while.


141 posted on 10/25/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Excellence

srbfl


142 posted on 10/27/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Expect Romney to govern in much the way Gerry Ford did, only more of a Mr. Manager type. I'm afraid of what he will do to social issues --

One step at a time. First put the fire out; then rebuild. It wouldn't matter who takes the presidency this time, as long as it's someone who loves this country and wasn't raised muslim and passed around and dumped by irresponsible commie parents. Charlie Sheen would do a better job. Let's just be happy to tread water until 2016.

143 posted on 10/27/2012 11:16:56 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser? ©MARK STEYN)
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To: onyx; oprahstheantichrist
I shed no tears for Oprah. She made her choice and made it all too public. Weeping over his win, like a proud Mama. She didn’t know him at all. He uses people. She got used and thrown away.

The same has been said of her, using people. What was it that Obama's Chicago preacher, whom she once patronized, had to say? More of them "chickens coming home to roost."

144 posted on 10/27/2012 11:26:28 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser? ©MARK STEYN)
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To: Let's Roll
Writing style reminds me of Victor Davis Hanson.

Yes, brilliant. And here I thought Mark Steyn had no peer.

145 posted on 10/27/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser? ©MARK STEYN)
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To: Albion Wilde; oprahstheantichrist

YEP, right along with GD America!


146 posted on 10/27/2012 11:35:31 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Teacher317
I hope the irony of this empty hope in the wake of an article about empty [h]ope is not lost on everyone. Romney is not Obama, but he certainly is no leader. Half of [his] motivations are exactly the same as Obama's. Half our our motivations in voting for him are the same as those of the Left in voting for Obama.

Rome wasn't built in a day. We have all the corruption since Reagan to dig out from.

A vote for Romney is a vote against Obama. That's the best we can hope for until 2016 (for which we need to start working in January, 2013). Stay focused. Don't let your dreams of "the perfect" drive out the reality of "good enough for now", "better than n0thing" or "half a loaf is better than n0ne."

147 posted on 10/27/2012 11:39:11 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser? ©MARK STEYN)
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