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America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST by backhoe

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date.

Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts:

-Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research--

-Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--

There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four ( more likely eight, since 95% of the news & entertainment media are in his pocket ) years of a typical corrupt Chicago Political Machine Politician trying to jerk the whole country in one direction and then the next.

You've all heard the saying,

”People get the kind of government they want...
...and deserve?”

Well, America, you are about to “get it, good & hard...”

Don't say you weren't warned- we tried to tell you...

We did everything we could, and our state went for the Old Guy & the Naughty Librarian, but too many other voters were made stupid by the TV and public schools for it to matter.

We're in a Hell of a mess, and the worst thing is, "we"- the collective we, not you & I-- got us here.

Is Obama really the Abyss...

staring back at us?

I like to make points with humorous graphics- this one sums it up as well as any:

 

Then, in a nutshell, "everything I see going bad with all this hopi- changi- stuff The One is peddling-- forced labor, censorship, spin, and pure mean-spirited rudness:

Email of the day

Atlas readers rock! I am blown away by the overwhelming response to this post  (and this one) to get involved to take back our country from the Soros, socialists, and the self proclaimed messiah - oy. More than one email brought a tear to my eye but I wanted to share this one with you.

If this best represents who we are, what we want and where we are going, there is no way we can lose. Greatness is in the house. I am proud to count you as my friends. Prouder still to stand with you and fight this great fight.

I want to lead a county.

I was born in Cuba, and know the language of Communism, Obama speaks it well.  My grandfather's family had to flee Lebanon because of the Muslims to Cuba. We fled Cuba because of Castro.

This is the best country in the whole wide world.  I was a child when I left Cuba with the clothe on my back, we left my parent's sister and I, left behind everything. 

America is Worth fighting for and Freedom is worth defending.  I do not want my children to grow up in oppression, nor do I wish exile upon them.

Please allow me to help, again, Id like to lead a county.

My name is Ingrid and Im in Miami, in Miami Dade County

May the Light always shine upon America,

Ingrid

UPDATE: In case there was any doubt as to what the victorious zombies have in mind. Check out this comment (left in the comment section) . Can you say rude awakening?

You people are pathetic!

Your racist fear mongering will not go unchallenged!  Soon we will shut down your hate spewing web sites.  We will confiscate your firearms.  In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways.  We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice.  We will have a new American Republic of justice and order for all!

You time is almost up!  Prepare for the dung heap of history!

It sounds insane (which it is) but I believe the writer is quite serious.

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"We will confiscate your firearms. In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways. We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice".....


Heh heh heh....I am sure you are serious, but that is funny!

Values of social justice....like Mao? Stalin? Lenin? Ho-chi Min? Pol Pot? Which of these butchers of social justice did you have in mind?"

170,000,000
That's the number of civilians that have been murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone.

Innocents Betrayed is a must see video produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms (scroll down to see links to view the Introduction to Innocents Betrayed)

Now consider Obama's 'civilian defense force' which he intends to fund and equip as well as our standing military coupled with his promise to revisit the second amendment (repeal concealed carry privilege) and then compound this injury with Ayers' inspired youth corps.

Learn from the Slicksters

CHANGE.GOV OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ELECT (hat tip rut)

Obamessiah has a new site up as President-elect soliciting ideas form the proletariat.
Let's hope it doesn't become the hub for the hate whitey and Jew boy Obamavomit that his last site was.

Surf the site. Take note. Keep your eye on the The Obama National Service Plan- the page is empty (how apropos) but that piques my interest.

President Obama To Bring Back Slavery

Just in case anyone think Mr. Obama is not serious about this, bear in mind that his new Chief of Staff wrote a book demanding this very thing:

Amazon.com: The Plan: Big Ideas for America: Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Reed: Books
http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Big.....038;sr=1-1

Don’t forget they want a Gestapo/KKK civilian force the size of the pentagon to keep everybody inline and things running smoothly.

“Suddenly, all mention of “required” has been disappeared. ”

SOME THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S mandatory volunteerism plan. Plus, reader Nancy Anne Potts writes:

Looks like the change.gov site is true to it's title - it changes!

During the time when I was looking at the blog you linked to concerned mandatory community service the change.gov page saying "require community service" changed to goal for community service. The new wording is:

"..... Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free."

I found the the cached page on Google it has the original "required" wording.

Looks like they caught their "mistake". Now will the real plan please step forward -- goal or required. (Although the way government sets goals, they often wind up looking like requirements so maybe the two aren't all that different.)

Ugh! I see card check made the economy page too. He may be the president elect but I don't have to like his plans!

Not until the second term. Then that will be made mandatory, too . . . .

Meanwhile, Robert Bidinotto comments: "Anyone recall what the Soviets used to do to history books?" The Obama folks have a history of airbrushing.

IF YOU VOTED FOR MCCAIN, you're a racist. Just in case nobody had bothered to tell you.

President-Elect D’oh-bama’s Gaffe #1: Sorry, Nancy

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 7, 2008 07:30 PM

And so it begins.

Or rather, continues.

President-elect D’oh-bama apologizes (vid here in case you missed it):

More of the incessant symbolism bullshit from teh Obama Campaign

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I believe the idea is to give the impression he’s already on the job. It strikes me as bad advice and an ego that knows no limits

President-Elect Douchebag Mocks Nancy Reagan

OBAMA'S 'CHANGE': BACK TO THE DEMOCRATIC WASHINGTON INSIDERS

Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...
 
Gag alert:

President-elect Barack Obama's First Press Conference - Complete Video 11/7/08

Obama Mocks Nancy Reagan in 1st Press Conference

It's  classless to mock a frail, elderly woman. (Note he was not kind in his revelation about his own "typical white person" grandmother, either.)

It's even worse to mock the widow of a great former president. Whatever you think of her, she deserves respect.

Especially classless was mocking Nancy Reagan on stage, before hundreds of reporters and television cameras, knowing the "joke" would be heard by millions. This wasn't some private remark that got picked up by a live mike.

What the hell is the “Office of the President-Elect?”

In Fort Worth, Obama's election prompts run on guns and ammunition

Get 'em while you can-- from my files:

Sitting in committee, just waiting for The One:

H.R. 1022: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

On Concerns Over Gun Control, Gun Sales Are Up

From "Change.gov", the official transition website. Agenda tab and then select "urban policy" and go down to "Crime Control".

Address Gun Violence in Cities:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

There will be no one left to protect you
Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies...

VIDEO of Obama calling for a Secret Police Force: CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE??

QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT civilian national security force.

“Just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well funded.” So the astute observer and deep thinker might reflect for a minute and be compelled to pose several questions (although the MSM won’t)...

OBAMA AND HIS SCARY NATIONAL SECURITY VISION - QUICK IMPRESSIONS

Kindly note the quote, from our new First Lady, err, female black Bigot...



Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)

 

Michelle Malkin: New national anthem: "My president is black"

 

Is Obama "Your President"?

Friday, November 07, 2008 3:01:30 PM · 57 of 180
backhoe to brownsfan
Hmmmm... this one is very difficult. I was in the military, and we were taught we salute the uniform, not the man. So I respect the office, not the man. However, I am adopting a wait and see. If Obama governs as if he cares about America, even if we disagree, I can accept that. If Obama governs as I expect, like a Manchurian candidate who is bent on America’s deconstruction, that is when he will disqualify himself as being my president.

Liberal activists have long legislative wish list

National Organization for Women. "Since 1994, we've been losing over and over on legislation related to equality and fair treatment for women."
 
The gay-rights movement also campaigned vigorously for Obama.
 
NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America want Obama and Congress to move aggressively...
 
An array of other advocacy groups are stepping forward with their priorities for the new Congress.
 
 

Guess Who's Getting the Nuclear Football in January?

BO is doing away with our nukes, the officer assigned to carry the nuclear football will instead be carrying the teleprompter.
 

Angelou: Now I Won't Have To Apologize For My Country When Abroad

Democratic RevolutionWith all that being said, we are looking at potentially 9.2 million fraudulent votes...
This wasn't an election. It was peaceful Socialist revolution. Perhaps we should refer to President Obama as "His Fraudulency". But not too loudly...
- Hugh Farnham

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

Yes we can--draft your @ss

You know, I warn, and I warn, and I warn, and I warn, but nobody listens.

OMG you won't believe what is written on Obama's new website: "America Serves"

Democrats talk of a ‘permanent progressive majority’

Libs Suddenly Find Themselves Defending the Flag It wasn't that long ago that the American Left was burning and crapping on the flag.
Suddenly, all of that has changed.

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

 From my files- note the date:

Bend over, America:

 
Paid for with 'everybody else's' money...

1,152 posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008
 

Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

And folks should be sure to check out this thread....

Obama’s Chief of Staff Pick Took Campaign Contributions from Wall Street

And check out the info at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2127740/posts?page=13#13

I hope someone sends these Emanuel links off to Limbaugh.

 
 

The Coup: a position paper

Cut Obama some slack, wait and listen

President Bush could not even claim his victory for weeks in the 2000 elections because of democRAT attempts to steal the election.

He has been insulted and degraded like no other president in memory.

I, for one, will not cut this poser or his comrades ANY slack...

Obama-Supporting Teacher Bullies Student (video)

 
"White guilt gave us black Jesus"

 

Required re-education: Reagan's 1964 speech to the Republican Convention

I’ve already ordered my ‘Don’t Blame Me I Voted For Ron Paul’ bumper sticker. I’ll probably get a ‘Sarah-cuda’ one as well.

After the appropriate time has passed ( after Duh1 takes office and starts clowning around... ) I'm going to make this:

"Don't blame Me
I voted for Sarah"

Possibilities I'm entertaining in the interim?

"Where's mah Free Gas?"

"I want my mortgage paid!"

The new battle line?

choice versus control.

Photobucket 

Mike Gallagher: Mourning In America

Change... Obama Announces Creation Of His Marxist Youth Corps (Heil Comrade Obama!)

 

Stores say gun-control fears spur firearms sales Well, duh!

I tried for months to wake people up- now, they will get "the kind of government they want, and deserve..."

Of course, we don't deserve it, but when just enough voters have been made stupid by the TV and public "education," what can you expect?

I dug in to the grocery money ( neither of us have a job... ) and renewed my membership in the NRA, GOA, and the Second Amendment Foundation. If we'd had more to spare, I'd have rejoined JPFO and the Second Amendment Sisters, too.

Keep these handy...

Gun Facts v4.2!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v4.2 download page!

-The FIVE-MINUTE HANDBOOK (RKBA)--

Barack Obama: The Kingfish Reborn

Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush

Coal stocks plummet. Average 15%, many over 30% since Tuesday Gee, wonder why?

Kate, this is important and you should listen to it. It's about Obama's cult of personality and it is short.
 
 

From the blogs- and, always, read the Anchoress:

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate - UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.

I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about “left” and “right.” I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these words are limiting and off-putting. I am determined, with the merciful conclusion of this abusively long election season, to work diligently at spending less time entertaining these distinctions. But for today, I think it is only fair to note a very important and glaring difference between “left and right” - and in so doing - consider how we may, finally, stop needing to indulge in what is tedious.

Victor Davis Hanson
says Let’s not imitate the left in our opposition. I agree.

It has been wonderful - really beyond wonderful - to consider how differently most of the right has reacted to their defeat than the left did in 2000 and 2004. In the two previous elections, the left responded by calling the other half of the country “stupid,” “morons,” and “Nazis” - Jane Smiley called them “unteachably ignorant” - they indulged in high drama, sniffling “apologies” to the globe, and denunciations of their fellow countrymen as “lying between repugnant and reptile in the dictionary.”

And oh, yeah (eyeroll) George W. Bush was not “their” president.

While you’ll see a few disgruntled extremists on the right say foolish, even ignorant things - and many throwing daggers at the sickening double-standards of the press - they’re not indulging in that sort of dehumanizing (and very adolescent) hate of their fellow countrymen or the president-elect. The reports they’re filing read very differently than those following the Bush wins. They read as grown-up, tolerant, open-minded discourses, not tantrums. There is a willingness to be hopeful, even in defeat.

And there is a determined respectfulness being offered to the winners - people who could not manage maturity and respectfulness in their defeat and who, sadly, are not always managing it in their victory, either.

I’m hopeful that the left - if it takes the time to actually condescend to notice how well it is being treated by the vanquished - might consider that self-indulgent defamation is the lesser way; that such a consideration may inspire introspection, and perhaps the smallest bit of regret for some of their appalling excesses toward the right and toward the American President who did not return hate in-kind.

I’m hopeful. I’m an optimist. I KNOW that the folks on the right - for all of their faults, and both sides certainly have faults - want America to be successful and strong and exceptional and free. I’m hopeful that hugely empowered left will discover that - beyond the feel-goodism of “free social programs” which are never free -they actually, really do want all of those things, too. That they’ll look back on the last 8 years and realize, finally, that their enemy was never George W. Bush. Bush, the guy who never dehumanized them, was only trying serve those corny ideals.

And then, miraculously, we may actually have unity.

Some similar thinking from my girl crush, Donna Brazile:

“The one mistake that we continue to make is that we label people. We say you’re conservatives, liberal, progressive, right wing, left wing. I think people just want to spend one day being Americans. They want to come together around a common purpose, common values.”

I wondered the other day if the catharsis of this election might open up “a vein of generosity” (or at least decency) from the left as concerns President Bush. I have not seen it yet, but I’m going to be optimistic and keep looking.

But maybe it’s enough just to see a little appreciation from the right, to start. Like this, for instance:

I link, therefore, I Err has a little mini-round-up of appreciation for George W. Bush. You’ll want to read it all.

From Alppuccino at Protein Wisdom:

At 10:40, President Bush will keep his streak alive by telling everyone how much he loves America. Just as he always has. And he’ll show everyone how much he loves America by preparing Obama as best he can for the next 4 years.

Read it all; it’s doubtful that Obama’s team will come into the White House finding O’s missing from their keyboards, any rude messages greeting them. And that is how it should be in America, a respectful transition.

Michael Gerson:

Many liberals refuse to concede Bush’s humanity, much less his achievements.

But that humanity is precisely what I will remember. I have seen President Bush show more loyalty than he has been given, more generosity than he has received. I have seen his buoyancy under the weight of malice and his forgiveness of faithless friends. Again and again, I have seen the natural tug of his pride swiftly overcome by a deeper decency — a decency that is privately engaging and publicly consequential.

[In 2005]…the White House senior staff overwhelmingly opposed a new initiative to fight malaria in Africa for reasons of cost and ideology…In the crucial policy meeting, one person supported it: the president of the United States, shutting off debate with a moral certitude that others have criticized. I saw how this moral framework led him to an immediate identification with the dying African child, the Chinese dissident, the Sudanese former slave, the Burmese women’s advocate. It is one reason I will never be cynical about government — or about President Bush.

Jeffery Scott Shapiro:

[The treatment of President Bush] from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have…Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

Until we fix, within ourselves, our enthrallment with hate for others, simply because they hold differing views, we’ll never pull it together. In 2006 we watched a right-wing blogger be called less than human by a left-wing reader. We’ve seen President Bush being referred to as “the chimp” and “the monkey” by the wits who insisted that ideology trumped having a decent respect for another’s humanity. I wrote about that a little here:

Thus, George W. Bush is “Chimpy McHitler.” Hillary Clinton is “a pig in a pantsuit.” Barack Obama is “O-Bambi.” Cindy McCain, who has exhibited some courage and laudable compassion in her life, is reduced to a “pill-popping beer-frau,” and so forth. From there it is smooth sailing down an ever-descending river of hatred, until we are incapable of seeing anything good in the “other,” both because we have willfully hardened our hearts, and because our hate — especially when it is supported by a group of like minds — feels safe and inviolable.

With that in mind, you’ll want to read this excellent piece over at Conversion Diary, wherein Jenifer ponders pictures from a Nazi-era photo album and wonders, how such common-variety people managed to support and enable such profound evil.

One thing that stands out in all these examples is that the victims of the widespread evil were categorized as something less than human…not only that innocent people were killed or enslaved, but that their humanity was taken away by the societies around them…So here is the advice I would offer to my children, and to my children’s children:

Every decade or so, take a look around the society in which you live, and ask yourself if there is any group of human beings who are seen as something less than human. A big tipoff is if dehumanizing words — terms other than “man,” “woman,” “child,” “baby,” or “person” — are used to describe any category of people.

And if you ever see that going on, you might be in the midst of something gravely evil.

Dehumanizing people begins with baby-steps like name-calling, or the sort of intellectual dishonesty that delights in deliberately twisting the meaning of others in negative and misrepresentative ways. Those are the little gateways to the great evils that come once you’ve managed to thoroughly de-humanize others.

We’ve had 8 years - I’d say 12, really - of people demonizing and dehumanizing others, from both sides, and it is not getting us anyplace good. I believe that the response of most of the right to Obama’s victory is a step toward changing that. But the left has to do their part, too.

Pope Benedict XVI said, “those who hope live differently.” The election of Barack Obama was borne on this word, “Hope.”

If the people who voted for “hope” were sincere, then let them begin, today, to embrace it - and to live differently - without the kneejerk move to hate “the other side.” The right, responding levelly to their defeat, has offered the opening. Will the left take it?

UPDATE: Seems some will. Here is mostly accurate, and apprecited praise from a surprising quarter:

Would America have elected Barack Obama if white Americans had not gotten accustomed to seeing (in succession) two African-American Secretaries of State? I don’t think so. Before Bush, African-Americans were appointed to some good posts but not to our #1 foreign policy job. Two African Americans (one with a pretty odd first name) served as America’s face to the world. That eased Obama’s way. It is not Tiger Woods in whose footsteps Obama is walking — it’s Rice and Powell….Fact is, “W” never gave any evidence of holding racist attitudes…even just the slur the occasionally slips out of the mouth of even our most liberal leaders.

Same with Arabs and Muslims…Bush, after 9/11, never resorted to anti-Arab or Muslim stereotypes. He drew distinctions between terrorists and Arabs…Had he not done these things, Arabs and Muslims might have experienced not just hate crimes but pogroms.

Meanwhile, from Grand Rants:

Here is a man who is regularly compared to Hitler in casual conversation in Leftist circles high and low. His honor has been regularly impugned, his intelligence (or, as the press loves to put it, his “intellectual curiousity”) constantly demeaned, his verbal stumblings consistently mocked, and his accomplishments in office discounted or ignored. He is a man who kept his head down and did his job, despite the slings and arrows hurled at him by fortune made all the more outrageous by nearly the entire Democratic party.

I for one, would like to say thank you to Pres. Bush. For keeping us safe. For watching out for us. For persevering in spite of all the spite. I believe history will ultimately judge you as one of America’s best presidents, and I believe you deserve that judgement.

H/T to Opinionated Catholic, who writes:

The throwing under the bus of the President by even his friends and indeed the base has been shocking to me. Many groups will find out soon enough how they took Bush’s support and advocacy for them for granted, Catholics, especially.

Meanwhile, Jules Crittenden is beginning to enjoy Omerica, Quin Hillyer is saying America is over, kaput, finished, Evan Thomas suddenly finds Obama “slightly creepy” and when you refuse to release medical records, and the press doesn’t care…conjecture begins about your mental health.


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Forty-Fourth President, Twelfth Imam

by Baron Bodissey

O-Man’s Fibonacci spiral haloThe election results were long expected, but now that the day has arrived it’s quite a letdown, anyway. Reading about the joy expressed by Hamas and Syria and Italy and Indonesia… contemplating Obama’s Secretary of State, or (God help us) Defense… Thinking about the USA becoming just like Sweden, only with a real army, and aircraft carriers, and nukes… First Lady Michelle…

It’s all too depressing.

So, as is my habit in such circumstances, instead of writing a post this evening or doing something else useful, I created yet another iconic image of The One. After looking around at some of his existing halos, I decided to make one myself. A man can’t have too many halos, right?

And then I pondered the phenomenon of halos appearing behind the heads of great national leaders, men who are born into modest Muslim circumstances, but in time become presidents of large countries that have nuclear weapons. It made me think of…
- - - - - - - - -
Mad Jad’s HaloMahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ol’ Mad Jad got his halo when he went to visit the UN a couple of years ago. It appeared behind his head while he was speaking. Not only that, his audience was held in such rapt attention by his words that they were unable to blink for thirty minutes. We know all this is true because he told us so.

I wonder how many other resemblances there are between him and Barack Hussein Obama.

Ahmadinejad sees himself as preparing the way for the Twelfth Imam, as a sort of satanic John the Baptist for the man who is prophesied to return and usher in the apocalypse preceding the establishment of the permanent reign of Islam over the entire world.

And Obama’s got a bigger halo.

Does that mean…? Nah — it couldn’t be… But still… It makes me wonder…

What if the One were also the Twelfth?


Note to the literal-minded: this post is for fun, not to be taken seriously. Given the circumstances, it’s the only fun I’m likely to have for quite a while.

Read further...
 

Saul Alinsky Takes the White House My wife just got an e-mail from the head of HR saying that the post-election Obama jokes have to stop, especially if there is any hint that it might be related to racism. No notice before the election. And it was OK to get anti-Bush e-mails for 8 years. Oh yeah, she works for a bank that is hoping for a piece of the bailout action...

FReepers: we need you now more than ever. Don't go!

I’m not leaving as long as the Good Lord’s willing and the Creeks don’t rise.

Have no fear- The One will halt the rising creeks, heal the planet, and make the French love us again ( Oh, gag me! )...

Well, I’m not going anywhere as long as I have a voice.

We may have to go back to Xerox machines and small presses distributing handbills, but I’ll be damned if I let my country slip in to “That Good Night” without a fight.

I’m the one who dubbed Clinton “Little Big Fraud,” so I’ll have to work on something for The One.

We may have to set up a “Free Republic in Exile” like Degaulle did when the Nazis overran France, but we’ll manage.

It does distress me that so many people were suckered by a typical Chicago Machine empty suit, but he had 95% of both the press and entertainment arms of The Media Hive trying to get him elected, and covering up for him, so it’s not surprising.

Carry on.

Some realistic things to expect early in the Obama Administration

I work in Chicago. I deal with a great many attorneys in my job, many of whom are staunch Dims and breathless Obambi supporters; some were even active in his campaign. More than one told me that at or near the top of Obambi’s agenda is a new Hate Crimes bill, with a wide expansion of what will be considered a hate crime

Didn't you notice that Obama is a conservative?  "Obama is, in his own words, something of a Rorschach test. In his latest book, The Audacity of Hope, he writes, 'I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.' "

Being an American is much more than being "cool"

Obama Bought The Presidency

Another Painful Lesson For The GOP

That’s what happens when you run a true left wing liberal against a liberal lite. The real one wins.

Remember, that's my theory why we went down to defeat in 2006...

I said something along the lines of,

"I've read all the theories why we lost so badly, and I still say this: Once elected, the Republicans taxed & spent & regulated like a bunch of Democrats- no wonder the voters decided to try The Real Thing!"

1994 - REPUBLICAN CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

Yup...
 

Here it comes, you bitter clingers:

Obama Victory Means ‘Stronger Support for Sensible Gun Laws’ ...why there is a new army command for domestic unrest...

Obama Pushes Abortion on Day One With Emanuel Pick Pro-Abortion, ANTI-gun zealot. He helped write the first AWB, and is going to help push the 2nd PERMANENT AWB.

Five Years to destabilize a nation. Yuri Bezmenov Explains Soviet Strategy for Subversion

Beware of the "manufactured crisis"

 The parasites are now in full control. The host taxpayer will be expected to work even harder just to stay even. This is a way of breaking the country. The Muslims are dancing in the streets as middle east money just bought the US presidency for a clown without a clue.

Much Of Arab World Rejoices Over Obama Election









Barack Obama, Mr. Hope-n-Change

But just remember- any critique, opposition, or naysaying?



This, is where we are going:



No, I'm not kidding.

I wish I were- the lights are going out, all across America.
 

Is There Nothing That Obama Can't Do?

The healing begins!

Your sickening unAmerican traitorous, racist, money-grubbing, torturing, hateful ideology got struck a death blow and you and your fellow jackal-blowhards are left writhing on the floor, gasping for breath as the final death tremors subside and your bodies stiffen into rigour mortis.

We heart4848.gif you too!


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Posted by Kate at 12:30 PM | Comments (56) "It will be painful, but this election is good news. The only true cure for socialism is to actually get it; the US is about to get a big fat dose of cure for what ails them."
 

Final Thoughts Final Post

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:23:30 PM · 7 of 8
backhoe to Pagan Power
Well, after the 2006 debacle, I wrote this:


Call it a Twilight of the Gods moment
( "In the twilight of the gods, the twilight men will appear..."
Otto Basil, circa 1968 )
 
...but until further notice, I am suspending updates specific to this post.
 
I will continue to update this:
 
 
with "everything you need to be aware of."
But I'm just burned, and bummed out. The elections. The sellout of Israel. The Moonbats. The Stupid Party. The Evil Party.


Then again, after yesterday there's this:

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

You know there were warning signs...

I kept telling people when Bill Clinton slithered in to office, and clung to it, despite all the scandals, and Impeachment itself-- “He's just a symptom. Like a fever is of a disease- there's something wrong with America.”

Like Popular Culture- look at the magazines-- I call it “thugs & jugs,” or “which Pop Tart is popping out whose baby this week?”

Or Katrina- ever seen so many people milling around with their hands out, when they should have been helping themselves?

We did it to ourselves, and The New, Improved Black Jesus is merely a symptom.

All civilizations have a shelf life- once enough citizens figure out that by electing the “right” representatives, they can use the power of the government to pick the pockets of others,

...it's all over, except for the details.

Well, we're in the “details,” now.

Meanwhile, I have to figure out what Miss Emily and I do with what's left of our lives, and bush hog her Mom's old place in the country, because City Life isn't going to be worth living from here on out.

I'll catch you all later...

...maybe...

9,520 posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008


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READ THE COMMENTS: Posted by Dave In Texas at 08:51 PM New Comments Thingy
 
9 Bush might, I emphasize might, have done something about it had our fellow countrymen not done such a good job of painting him as a cowboy warmongerer already. And now those pussies have their pussy in the oval office and he's not about to do anything that would damage his pussy cred with his pussy constituents. Plus, fundamentally, deep down where he lives, he sees nothing wrong with Iran playing on level playing field with US. It's only fair.
 
Duh!1: WELL, THAT’S A COMFORT: Secret Gates memo warns that U.S. has no strategy for dealing with a nuclear Iran. “Of course they didn’t prepare alternatives. How could they possibly fathom that diplomacy might fail?” "...other than having The One bloviate, they have no strategy, nor the guts or backbone to carry one out."
April 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm Doesn’t this make you feel all warm and cozy inside, knowing that Obama isn’t going to answer that 3 am phone call?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned top White House officials in a secret three-page document that the U.S. does not have an effective strategy for dealing with Iran’s push toward nuclear capability, according to a published report.

 
WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPSE: You said you’d respect us in the morning!  'Press? What press? Groveling Obama lovers are all the American people have seen since Obama arrived on the scene. Obama said it himself, "The press is in bed with me".'
 

DAN RIEHL charges Fox News with cowardice. Fox has hurt its brand by caving here, and a lot of people won’t forget.

But I’ll remind you that PJTV was covering the Tea Parties, and didn’t cave to anybody.

TRIGGER WARNING!!1!!1! [Darleen Click]

Video

As hated as President GW Bush was, I don’t recall him ever taking to the podium and mocking and sneering at American citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Even Jimmy Carter didn’t stoop this low. And that’s saying something.

 Did the White House not get the memo? Given their history of vetting-ineptitude, that’s entirely possible. But why the hysterical reaction? It’s not like there’s anything wrong with being gay.

 Save the Earth . . . or else! “Who knew that rage was green? . . . Like every self-appointed messiah before them, these militant environmentalists view with chill contempt those others who cannot see their truth, who won’t bow to their self-assigned imperatives. It’s not just that they won’t abide those who differ from them. They want them actively punished. They are a very tense and unmoored bunch, possessed — in the old sense — with a vision that brooks no dissent. Gene and Polly have done us the wonderful favour of offering a glimpse of the future, were the future theirs to ordain.”

COPS GETTING CAUGHT ON CAMERA. "Some say cameras are exposing behavior that police have gotten away with for years."

Yes...

I had a column on this a while back.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:54 AM

New Orleans, Louisiana police initially dismissed the savage attack on GOP official Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown in the French Quarter. They reported it as a medical call and did not even interview the couple about the brutal beating until Monday.

Allee Bautsch suffered a broken leg from the beatdown outside to the SRLC dinner at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. She had her leg operated on over the weekend and it will take her months to recover. Her boyfriend Joe Brown suffered a broken nose, a broken jaw, and a concussion. They were attacked after leaving the Southern Republican Leadership Conference dinner at Brennan’s Restaurant.
(Photo from Jindal’s Facebook Page via The Hayride)

NOLA.com reported:

When news of last weekend’s assault of Republican campaign fundraiser Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend broke on Monday, police logs detailing crimes and complaints reported in the French Quarter that night did not list the attack on the pair.

That’s because the April 9 incident was first labeled a medical call, which meant no police report needed to be written. Indeed, according to the initial report released Friday by New Orleans police, it wasn’t until Monday that a detective was assigned to investigate the incident — in which Bautsch broke her leg and her boyfriend, Joseph Brown, broke his jaw.

Monday was also the day news reports and blogs began chattering about the attack, sometimes laden with the juicy possibility the attackers were anti-Republican protesters.

The initial incident report does not resolve the question of whether Bautsch and Brown were attacked by protesters, who had picketed the restaurant they were in earlier that night.

But the sequence of the NOPD’s response to an attack that left Bautsch with a broken leg and Brown with a fractured jaw and nose, raises questions about why the department didn’t deal with the incident as an assault from the get-go. Subsequent police statements and reports about the incident note that officers did respond to the scene, calling an ambulance to take Bautsch and Brown to the hospital.

NOPD spokesman Bob Young said the explanation is simple: The responding officer didn’t know the extent of the couple’s injuries. That officer knew the couple needed help and was told that Brown had been in a fight, but concentrated on getting them medical assistance, he said.

If the officer had known how badly they were hurt, the case would have been reclassified immediately as some kind of battery, Young said.

The Hayride added this on the politically motivated attack on the young Republican couple leaving a GOP dinner.

Most conservative websites and blogs are avoiding this topic like the plague. Why? Because they are afraid. Liberals scream “racism” without the slightest shred of evidence and the mainstream media scream with them, but conservatives are afraid to speak the truth even when faced with clear and convincing evidence. They are cowards.

This is not a court of law and the Iron Rail Gang isn’t on trial (yet), but the conservative media have acted as though Iron Rail must be convicted beyond a reasonable doubt before they can say a word on the topic. It’s no coincidence that the only major conservative media outlet to have accurately covered the story belongs to Andrew Breitbart, because he actually has some guts. The rest of the conservative media still seem to be afraid that the MSM is going to say something bad about them.

Previously:
GOP Official & Boyfriend Savagely Beaten In Politically Motivated Attack – Including Broken Leg, Jaw, Concussion… Media Silent
Police Release Description of Allee Bautsch Attacker; Video Shows Republicans Threatened
PHOTO RELEASED OF GOP OFFICIAL & BOYFRIEND BEATEN BLOODY Outside SRLC Event
BREAKING: Friend Says GOP Official Brutally Attacked By Leftist Jindal Protesters


2,751 posted on 04/18/2010 1:11:53 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Flashback: Sarah Palin interesting "nuggets" from article 10/24/2006

Barack Obama's Missing Girlfriends

Coincidence, or weird synchronicity?

This ( obviously fabricated ) graphic used to sport

"Pretend you're not a Homo"

on the TOTUS screen:

NYT Journalist: Israelis dislike Obama due to Racism

Oh, for Gawd's sake...

I just love the new, improved Post, err, make that most-racial society Duh!1 has inflicted upon us all...

For the record, it's not the color of his hide-- it's the color of his ideas- fascist Brown & commie Red-- that I loathe...

Put graphically?

The Chinese didn't brainwash us. We brainwashed ourselves.

I keep telling you all what it really is...

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DemCare's Secret $1.62 Trillion Immigration Time-Bomb

The perils of the value-added tax

Just Say No 

Denver Tea Party Potty Mouth ID'd???

Don't ignore racial aspect of Plaza mobs

The out-of-control teens who terrorized parts of the Country Club Plaza Saturday night were mostly black youths.

Stating it that factually disturbs some people, who would rather use euphemisms such as "urban" youth or some such words.

Obama: Is He Helping Or Hurting Your Business?

The Real Basis of Women’s Power

Obama popularity map

An eruption of chaos across Europe


2,752 posted on 04/18/2010 3:46:48 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Justice Clarence Thomas: We're 'evading' eligibility

Gaddafi: Obama from Arab Descent, a 'Blessing' to Muslim World

Gaddafi has spoken out about “”the African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent,”” “who now RULES America.”

Tea Party Report: I Met a 15-Year-Old Christian Girl With More Nerve Than Most Ministers

Obama Delusion Syndrome

Just Say November 

When It Comes to Earmarks in DC, It's 'E Pluribus Oink'


poor barry

A Green-inspired whitewash

Climategate: a scandal that won’t go away

The story of an $8,000 exhaust filter, cleaner air and the busy hand of NY state government

This story is an excellent example of how the old paradigm of business vs. government is incorrect, and shows where things are going.

Businesses have figured out they can use agencies like the EPA to force people to purchase their products. Corning has a guaranteed hit because they make the filters and government mandates the filters.

Renewing America (flashback barf alert)

Gates 'warns White House' over Iran nukes policy


obamagump

45 Communist Goals (are there any that haven't been achieved?)

Communists Sue Democratic Party For Stealing Platform

Wait out the apocalypse in style

Some people are doing that with WWII bunkers too.

Doubts about ethanol rouse backers to action

Rasmussen: What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

The View from the Left

 

Up to 75% of British births to be outside marriage (The end of Britain: It has come to this)


2,753 posted on 04/18/2010 12:14:40 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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BarackObama.com Admits His Aim of Marxist Financial Market 'Control'

GET READY FOR decades of Icelandic fireworks.
 

DAVID HARSANYI:

Yesterday I waded into a mass of tea party protesters gathered at the front of Colorado’s Capitol and completely forgot to brace myself for a “small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht” (as New York Times columnist Frank Rich once characterized these events).

As it turns out, earlier I happened to peruse a new CBS/New York Times poll detailing the attitudes of tea party activists, who, it turns out, are more educated than the average American, more reflective of mainstream anxieties than any populist movement in memory, and more closely aligned philosophically with the wider electorate than any big-city newsroom in America.

Read the whole thing.

WASHINGTON POST: ‘Tea partiers’ more wacky mavericks than extremist threat.

I went to the “tea party” rally at the Washington Monument on Thursday to check out just how reactionary and potentially violent the movement truly was.

Answer: Not very. . . . I found that I agreed heartily with the tea partiers on what is perhaps their single biggest concern: that America’s swelling government debt seriously threatens our long-term prosperity.

Read the whole thing.

Back To The Well

A lot of people had forgotten...

[...] the shameful incompetence that led to the Waco massacre that — unlike the blamed Limbaugh, etc. — actually inspired Timothy McVeigh, but by bringing it up again Clinton is reminding people, and undermining the elder-statesman role he was trying to carve out. Bad move. Either he’s losing his touch, or they’re getting desperate.

More...

Posted by Kate at 11:10 AM| Comments (20)
 
April 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

Redstate sniffing out some more anti-tea party astroturfing:

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/04/18/is-the-obama-administration-behind-an-astroturf-anti-tea-party-website/

How’s that hope and change working for us :D

The Tempest Earth


It has been an amazing first few months in watching the signs of the
earth as the planet seems one large oracle now, a global ball of omen
declaring something violent is about to be born.

After Haiti the indications were pointing to a coming lone large
American quake, but as spring left behind winter's doldrums, the entire
planet seemed to expand in an exhale of energy with 7.0 earthquakes
becoming the weekly norm. Utah had it's largest quake recorded and the
pretty lava plumes of Iceland suddenly erupted into a sooty shroud
covering Europe with a sign that they apparently are being wrapped in a
swaddling cloth of an evil to come.


I personally find such messages of the universe fascinating...

READ IT ALL AT THE LINK

MORE Volcano stuff:

177 Don't have anything on the wisdom of flying vs. airport shutting down but I just watched the documantary on the 1783 Iceland eruption and here are some cool factoids.

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It was a rift eruption, not a volcano. That's the next step up in badness*. Lasted 10 months or so ending in Feb 1784.

Most of the European damage came from the cloud of sulfuric acid** that drifted over the continent and England. They called it a dry fog (they had no idea where it came from or what was happening). It's unclear how many people died in continental Europe as the death records aren't precise. They are precise in England and the subject has been well studied.

In England in August and Sept of 1783 there were about 28,000 excess deaths - presumably from the effects of the acid on the lungs. Mostly people like farm laborers who worked outside most of the time.

The European winter was extremely cold and long (from the sunlight blocked by the sulfuric acid mist high in the stratosphere). About 8,000 excess deaths noted in England that winter.

Iceland REALLY got screwed. Flourine from the ash fall got into the foodchain of the livestock. 80% of the sheep, half of the cattle and horses died by 1784. That lead to a famine that killed off 25% of Iceland's population in 1784.

*A super-volcano would be the next step worse than a rift eruption.

Wake Up People This Volcano Is About More Than Flights..Agriculture, Energy, Politics

Coldest weather in 30 years marks the start of a series of extreme winters

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, April 18, 2010, 8:35 AM

You read that right…
In 1963 The Honorable A. S. Herlong, Jr of Florida recited the Communist Goals for America in the House of Representatives on Thursday, January 10, 1963.
It looks like the communists, working through the democratic party, have made some great strides under the current Obama-Pelosi Regime.
It’s frightening. Via Free Republic.

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

The democrats are not reshaping America into a European socialist-style government… They’ve gone past that. Not even Hugo Chavez has been as aggressive as this bunch.

Related… Communists sue Democratic Party for stealing platform. (satire)


2,754 posted on 04/18/2010 3:54:04 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Duh!1 ( ThanX, Oprah! ) is going to get a lot of people killed with his dogmatic naivety:
The Gates Memo: World’s Least Well Kept Secret.
When the blood spills- or is vaporized by nukes-- you had better remember this...
 
MICHAEL BARONE: Tea Parties Fight Obama’s Culture of Dependence. With a Susan Roesgen flashback. “Roesgen is no longer with CNN, and CNN has only about half as many viewers as it did last year. But her questions are revealing.”
 
Useful Dupe Dept: TOM MAGUIRE RESPONDS TO CHARLES BLOW: The Tea Party movement is more diverse than the New York Times Board of Directors. Blow’s just trolling these days. Don’t feed the trolls.
 

A mighty pale newspaper

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 18, 2010 11:59 PM

This is Charles Blow. Blow is an African-American columnist for the New York Times. He flew down to the Dallas Tea Party to see what he could see. He saw what he wanted to see and he might as well have used the new smear term from Tea Party-bashers that I noted last week: “Tea Klanners.”

The title of his screed? “A mighty pale tea.”

Blow used his column from his hallowed perch at the Times to malign minority conservatives as minstrel tokens and puppets for the movement. How…original. He singled out my friend Alfonzo “Zo” Rachel — the young, delightfully talented conservative comedian — and essentially accused every non-white activist who opposes endless bailouts, massive new entitlements, and Obama’s culture of corruption of being incapable of thinking for himself/herself:

The juxtaposition was striking: an abundance of diversity on the stage and a dearth of it in the crowd, with the exception of a few minorities like the young black man who carried a sign that read “Quit calling me a racist.”

They saved the best for last, however: Alfonzo “Zo” Rachel. According to his Web site, Zo, who is black and performs skits as “Zo-bama,” allowed drugs to cost him “his graduation.” Before ripping into the president for unconstitutional behavior, he cautioned, “I don’t have the education that our president has, so if I misinterpret some things in the founding documents I kind of have an excuse.” That was the understatement of the evening.

I found the imagery surreal and a bit sad: the minorities trying desperately to prove that they were “one of the good ones”; the organizers trying desperately to resolve any racial guilt among the crowd. The message was clear: How could we be intolerant if these multicolored faces feel the same way we do?

It was a farce.

You want “farce?” I’ve pointed out many times over the years that the loudest preachers of skin-deep diversity work for media institutions that fail to practice their own social engineering sermons.

See, for example: The indelible whiteness of MSNBC.

Or: White anchor at indelibly white network decries “white tribalism”.

Or: GOP-bashing Associated Press goes bean-counting…Now, let’s turn the tables on the AP; Update: Your final AP Bd of Directors bean-count.

Or: Let’s make a holiday gift guide for New York Times executives.

In that last post, I poked fun at the Times for publishing a separate but equal gift guide for people “of color” — and pointed to the Fishwrap of Record’s own “practice diversity as we say, not as we do” philosophy as illustrated by its own board of directors:

I noted then that the NYTimes editorial board is similarly complected.

Blow, of course, is silent on the tokenism practiced by his mighty pale newspaper.

And as Tom Maguire at Just One Minute notes, by the Times’ own measure, the Tea Party movement is “a lot more diverse than the Times Board.”

Live by bean-counting, die by bean-counting. The monochromatically-dominated liberal media never learn.

***

Related: Do these two “doughy white men” not realize how asinine they are?

Bill Maher and Chris Matthews, on Wednesday’s Hardball, denigrated Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann as merely “attractive” women with very little smarts with the HBO host even going as far to use a vulgar euphemism to describe them as he claimed: “They’re attractive especially to the Republican Party, which is not known as a party that really does well with the opposite sex. Usually they’re doughy white men and I think they look on Michele Bachmann and, and Sarah Palin, as you know, M.I.L.Fs and I agree, they’re Morons I’d Like to Forget.”

I mean, really. Can you get any “whiter” or “doughier” than those two?

Oh, wait.

Yes. Yes, you can.

 

Whither Racism?

In the criticisms of the Tea Party movement, like much of the defense of President Obama from criticism of him and his policies, the charge of "racism" is leading the charge. This has intrigued me, as there is absolutely nothing racist about the movement's stated goals or positions, membership requirements, or demands. Yet it's the most common allegation (besides, of course, "stupid" and sexual slurs).

Why?

I see two explanations, explanations that are not only non-exclusive, but complementary.

The first is that "racism" is an easy charge to make. For most of recent history, since "racism" became universally accepted as A Bad Thing, charges of racism hasn't had much of a burden of proof. On the contrary -- most of the time the accused is immediately presumed guilty until they "prove" themselves innocent, a ridiculously impossible standard. It's the big gun of accusations, and immediately changes the discussion from the accused's position, to the accused's character. And if the argument ends with one side being discredited, then the other side tends to win by default.

So, if the Tea Party critics can hang the "racist" noose around the Party's necks, then they figure they have won. After all, who's going to take a bunch of racists seriously?

The second explanation is that the Tea Party's critics believe that a fight over race is one they can win. They are used to winning whenever race is a key part of an argument, so they think that if they can make public perception of the Tea Party movement into a racist group, then they will win.

There are a few corollaries from this explanation that are also interesting. The first is that, by having to fabricate a line of attack against the Tea Parties, they are tacitly admitting that the actual positions of the Tea Party movement are difficult to argue against. Boiled down to essentials, the Tea Party's manifesto is simple: they want a federal government that plays a smaller role in domestic affairs. They want a smaller federal government, with a corresponding reduction in power and budget.

So that's why the critics of the Tea Party movement end up looking for "racism" the way astronomers look for black holes: they can't find it directly, so they have to find circumstantial evidence to back it up.

The only problem is, astrophysicists actually do find black holes. The Tea Party critics end up looking like the villagers in Monty Python and the Holy Grail trying to identify a witch.

"The crowds are mostly white!" Well, yeah, white people are the largest segment of the population. And look at the Democrats in Congress -- they're mostly white, too. Or MSNBC's hosts, for that matter.

"They're against Obama because he's black!" The fact that he's overseen the most liberal agenda presented in history since the New Deal, overseen a skyrocketing debt, high unemployment, and a vast expansion of government power doesn't matter -- most Americans would be fine with those if they were presented by yet another white guy.

"They use racist code words!" Remarkable how quickly things become "code words" once it becomes convenient for people to deem them such. For example, to me, a noose was a symbol of frontier justice, of Old West style vigilantism against outlaws. It's only in the more recent past that the noose shook off those associations and became a symbol of racial oppression.

The problem with the strategy, though, is that it's old. It's worn out. As their hero, Saul Alinsky, noted, ""A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." People no longer react Pavlovianly when they hear the accusation. Indeed, it's become a point of mockery and, even in some corners, a point of pride.

So, why do they keep tossing around the "racist" accusation? For that answer, we turn to Richard Gere's character in "An Officer And A Gentleman:" "Don't you do it! Don't! You... I got nowhere else to go! I got nowhere else to g... I got nothin' else."

They got nowhere else to go. They got nothin' else.

TIME-LAPSE IMAGE: Spread of volcanic dust from Iceland. It’s quite fast. More here.
 
I recommend this site:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/

for debunking, discussion, and interesting observations--

for example?

We knew, it was only a matter of time…

From “Scientific” American via Reuters, proof positive that global warming is omnipotent and is intertwined into anything you choose it to be. Why, even the inner Earth bends to its will. And we all know that once the inner Earth gets out, we’re doomed, because Al Gore tells us it is millions of degrees.

http://seeker401.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/darvaza-turkmenistan-door-to-hell-01.jpg?w=500&h=333

"The Door to Hell" in Turkmenistan - not volcanic, but just as relevant to this article as man-made global warming


Ice cap thaw may awaken Icelandic volcanoes (link fixed)

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent

They Can't Help Themselves

It's their nature...

That's funny... just last week nobody was talking presumption of innocence... they were all, to a man, just screeching non-stop about hookers & blow.

It's why, when I receive a request from a "journalist" to remove an old post from the archives, who states it's embarrassing and shows up on Google searches, where it might interfere with his ability to find work as a freelancer ...and that I've probably come to my senses since writing it...

In the interest of fairness, I asked if he'd revisited the drive-by he pulled for Pat Martin back on May 22nd of 2006, in light of events of early June.

You mean the case where most of the charges were stayed and the crazy guy in Toronto was buying fertilizer and going out to some farm for target practice with a bunch of kids, and the cops were watching them all along? You mean that's why they added the swat squad to the motorcade? I would put in one of those email joke faces there, but I can't stand them. If I were to re-visit the wider topic, it would be how Harper and Obama get along so well.

Yeah, that one.

Tim Naumetz, meet the blogosphere.

It happens when thousands of fed up Canadians cancel their newspapers, click off the televisions, and turn to the net in search of sources who don't treat them like idiots.

So, that "Google rank" thing? It's not a bug - it's a consequence.

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NBC's Jay Barbree's career may be over

Via Newsbusters, watch as he crosses a line, that line which states "Thou shalt not speak ill of The One":

Did you catch the MSNBC anchorette quickly step up and speak on behalf of the Obama administration?  So telling... of course, anyone who disbelieves that MSNBC is anything but a megaphone for Obama needs his or her head examined but still, it's eye-opening to hear someone just come right out there in the open with it.

I loved The Anchoress' comments on this:

Because it is MSNBC's job to defend and protect the Obama administration. And, apparently, to speak on their behalf.

I may have complained about the skepticism that the press brought to every word that came out of the Bush administration's mouth, but at least that was in character; the press are supposed to disbelieve the establishment, not shill for them.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

 
 

2,755 posted on 04/19/2010 1:13:05 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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New Pew Study, Most Americans Share Opinions With Tea Party

Op-Ed: Palin's policies reflect Americans' spirit on Israel

List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare

Give Me Inequality or Give Me Death

stinknmyer

To reach the Utopia of equality drive South until you reach the border with Mexico. It's a socialist democracy. Hopey changey from the Mexican revolution has not worked out very well.

The White House Outreach to American Muslims

 

Mugabe vows to continue land-seizure policy, giving control of foreign firms to (black) locals

-Pity About Africa...--

-A Capsule History of Southern Africa--

-Parallels between Apartheid SA and USA--

-South Africa - The sellout of a nation--

-Cry, the Beloved Country--

-Robert Mugabe and the Struggle for Power--

-Rhetoric of blame is now a white lie--

-First it was Rhodesia then SA now America paying the price of silence--

-Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight--

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/blogosfera/mug.jpg

Then again, we have problems of our own...

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

welcome 

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r62/itsforthechildren/Obama-Jimmy-Carter-in-thug.jpg

Courtesy of Jimmy Carter-30 Years of Mugabe Tyranny in Zimababwe

Liberal WaPo Columnist Attends Tea Party Rally; Discovers Refreshing Rationality

Robert McCartney, the liberal Washington Post columnist, has done something that Chris Matthews and his fellow leftist MSNBC hosts have yet to do: attend a tea party rally without being confrontational and/or snarky. McCartney went to a tea party with an open mind last week and this is what he discovered:

I went to the "tea party" rally at the Washington Monument on Thursday to check out just how reactionary and potentially violent the movement truly was.

Answer: Not very.

Based on what I saw and heard, tea party members are not seething, ready-to-explode racists, as some liberal commentators have caricatured them.


 

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...

Crime Prediction Software Is Here and It's a Very Bad Idea

They're Clipping Your Dividends

If you are a prosperous saver, the federal tax rate on your dividends is about to triple. What are you going to do about it?

You didn't know about this tripling? Pay attention. There has been a great transformation in fiscal policy. Congress has decided to bail out deadbeats and condo flippers, and to finance this generosity by taxing marriage, work and savings. Ashlea Ebeling describes the first two assaults in The Obama Tax Hikes--What to Do. Let's now consider savings--specifically, four ways in which dividend earners will be punished.

Come next January the favorable 15% rate on dividends will expire, making them subject to taxation as "ordinary income." At the same time the maximum rate is kicking up from 35% to 39.6%. The third thing that will happen in 2011 is the resurrection of a rule that ostensibly limits deductions but for the majority of taxpayers is nothing but a boost in their tax bracket. This rule adds 1.2 percentage points to your rate.

In 2013 comes a fourth tax increase: a 3.8% surtax on investment income. Add it up. Dividends that used to be taxed at 15% are set to be taxed at 44.6%.

What are you going to do? Here are two tips, both from Robert Gordon of Twenty-First Securities Corp. He spends his days devising tax-efficient trading strategies for wealthy people, but some of his ideas are applicable to folks of modest means, which we will define as $1 million in the market.

The first is to sell all your preferreds, utilities and other high-yielding stocks. Sell even the ones in your tax-sheltered accounts. When the reality of higher taxes sinks in, these stocks will come under selling pressure.

The second thing to do is to get back into these stocks after the selling wave is

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...

Volcanic Ash Cloud Could Hit Canadian Coast Later Today, Forecasters Tell Sky News


2,756 posted on 04/19/2010 2:25:41 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Obama, the African Colonial

EPA Contest Seeks Videos Promoting Government Regulations (Pushing Socialist Propaganda)

Why America needs nuclear plants

Green Jobs are Empty Promises

—Gabriel Malor

President Obama, Democrats, and other fools who need to be smacked upside their heads with an economics text promised that green jobs would reinvigorate the economy and replace lost factory jobs.

The jobs have yet to materialize:

At Joliet Junior College, $190,000 in shrink-wrapped wind-turbine equipment recently arrived to teach students the mechanics of servicing the devices—but there are still relatively few jobs for those who get trained. Down the street at Atlantic Plant Services Co., which helps manufacturers save money by insulating pipes and other equipment, managers think they could create hundreds of new jobs, but only if the government offers tax breaks for insulation installed by businesses as it does now for homeowners.

Joliet is discovering what cities across the U.S. have found: Declaring that a city is going to replace yesterday's lost jobs with new green ones is a lot easier than actually doing so.

AnnaLee Saxenian, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies regional technology clusters, says the nationwide push could produce plenty of service jobs and some manufacturing jobs, but it's unlikely to replace the millions lost in autos and steel and semiconductors to overseas producers. "People are jumping on a bandwagon," she says. "Washington needs something to sell. It can't be a panacea for everyone."

Indeed.


What Washington is selling.

Anybody think Washington's going to get around to actually addressing the Democratic anti-prosperity policies dragging down the U.S. economy anytime soon? Wanna make bets?

Posted by Gabriel Malor at 11:58 AM New Comments Thingy
 
48 And here in Maryland, the magical green jobs are going away: http://tinyurl.com/y3zcgev  So that's 320 jobs manufacturing solar panels gone poof. And where are those jobs going? If you dig a little bit, it seems that BP is outsourcing its N. American solar manufacturing...to Mexico, natch.

It's almost as if everything that the Teleprompter Jesus and his friends say is false, or something...

(Flashback) Live Video of OKC Bombing

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"The fact that Bill is attempting to link the business owners, working moms, veterans, cops, students and retirees that make up the Tea Partiers to Tim McVeigh is simply a sign of their desperation. Fortunately, everybody who has attended a TP, or who knows a TP attendee, is aware that Clinton is full of sh*t.
While he's busy being the Official Concern Troll of the Obama Administration, his own reputation is being shredded even further. Keep it up, Bill."

As a recovering democrat and a now a former supporter of Bill Clinton's I absolutely agree with your assement.

I have defended Bill against Monica L. jokes, defended him against all sorts of crap that my repub friends would say against him. Now I cannot defend him anymore. The comparison of the Tea Party movement to a cowardly terrorist who killed innocent Americans is beyond represensible and indefensible.

I attended Tea Party events as a democrat and then as an Independent, I have met Iraqi/Afghan. veterans there, met small business owners like myself there, I have met grandma and grandpas, law abidding tax paying american citizens there, dems, repubs, independents. 

Bill Clinton has no idea that this is not 1994 any longer, the political landscape has completley changed, and by inserting his disgusting comments and his defense of an awful DeathCare bill has made me realise these dems have no freaking clue just how out of mainstream they are!

They have realised the race card no longer works, next on the list is this McVeigh comparisons. I just have no words at the disgust I feel towards my former party.

The Fall of the House of Mugabe (Zimbabwe)

Video: Black Tea Partiers Respond To Charges Of Racism By MSNBC, Criticism By Frank Rich

Hillsdale College Prof. Burt Folsom @ BurtFolsom.com: "Can We Get Out of this Economic Mess?"


2,757 posted on 04/19/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, April 19, 2010, 2:58 PM

Barack Obama admitted to the White House Meeting on Exports and Job Creation that America and American consumers will not be in the same position after the last several years. Obama also lectured China and Germany about exporting their goods to America.
This radical ACORN instructor is clueless on economic policy.
Via BreitbartTV:

Barack Obama on his global rebalancing:

“You mentioned China, Germany, and some other countries, part of this global rebalancing is that they’re going to have to make some decisions as well about how they are approaching their domestic markets. And, part of the bargain I think we’re trying to strike within the G20 framework is that we’re trying to take on our responsibilities in terms of improving our savings rate(?). You, on the other hand, have to recognize that a purely export driven strategy of economic growth is not going to work. American consumers are just not going to be in the same position and the American government is not going to be in the same position that it’s been in over the last several years.

That’s what you get when you elect an ACORN organizer as president… Massive debt and a weakened consumer.

Related… Sarah Palin asks: Mr. President, Is a Strong America a Problem?

 
"Is that what Chairman O is doing to us, “Global Rebalancing?” I feel much better now; I thought he was flushing our country down the toilet..."
 
A “PERFECT STORM” of public distrust and unrest.
 
TAILGUNNER JOE KLEIN: I have here in my hand, a napkin with the names of seditionists…
 
BLACK TEA PARTY PROTESTERS vs. Keith Olbermann.

JAMES TARANTO: Why The Left Needs Racism: It Serves A Political Purpose.

The political left claims to love racial diversity, but it bitterly opposes such diversity on the political right. This is an obvious matter of political self-interest: Since 1964, blacks have voted overwhelmingly Democratic. If Republicans were able to attract black votes, the result would be catastrophic for the Democratic Party. Even in 2008, the Democrats’ best presidential year since ‘64, if the black vote had been evenly split between the parties (and holding the nonblack vote constant), Barack Obama would have gotten about 48% of the vote and John McCain would be president.

To keep blacks voting Democratic, it is necessary for the party and its supporters to keep alive the idea that racism is prevalent in America and to portray the Republican Party (as well as independent challengers to the Democrats, such as the tea-party movement) as racist. The election of Barack Obama made nonsense of the idea that America remains a racist country and thereby necessitated an intensifying of attacks on the opposition as racist.

Read the whole thing.

HEH: Angry Teabaggers Heckle Mr. Wonderful. Amusing headline, under the circumstances . . . Well, at least since they're gay protesters they're authentic teabaggers. He became totally flustered and his TelePrompter just wasn't prepared for any of this. ...He kept talking, increasing his volume to be heard over the protesters as the crowd took up a chant of "Yes, we can," to drown them out...

UPDATE: Related: Video: Obama Gets Testy With Hecklers.

Bill Clinton’s Double Standard On Rhetoric. “The problem for Mr. Clinton is that his concern about the dangers of incendiary rhetoric seems to have taken flight during the two terms of the Bush presidency, as well as during his own. Regarding the former, there was, for starters, the 2006 film, The Death of a President, on the assassination of President Bush. . . . Moreover, George W. Bush was, during his two terms in office, routinely called a war criminal, an international terrorist, and compared to Hitler  [see a photo gallery here and here].
Remember the Craig Kilborn / George W. Bush “Snipers Wanted” moment?
 

ANOTHER BILL CLINTON DRESSING-DOWN from Radley Balko.

Clinton doesn’t have a lot of moral authority, these days.

WHY BILL CLINTON NEEDS TO stop talking about Oklahoma City.

Read the whole thing. Plus, from Jacob Sullum: Bill Clinton’s Fertilizer Bomb.

Remember when protest was patriotic? “Funny how fast the worm — or maybe it’s the pitchfork — has turned. Now that we’re seeing genuine expressions of populist discontent, not put together by establishment packagers on behalf of an Officially Sanctioned Aggrieved Group, we’re suddenly hearing complaints of ‘mob rule’ and demands for civility. Civility is fine, but those who demand it should show it. The Obama administration — and its corps of willing supporters in the press and the punditry — has set the tone, and they are now in a poor position to complain.”

VIDEO: Byron York discusses efforts by liberals to ‘pre-tar’ the Tea Party protests as a violent movement:

VIDEO AT LINK

Meanwhile, somebody should ask Bill Clinton — and Barack Obama — about this: Beaten Jindal Staffer Says Protesters are the Perpetrators.

Bautsch’s leg was “stomped” by her assailants causing breaks in four places that required surgery, a steel rod and seven screws to reconstruct. Brown suffered a broken jaw and nose, a brain concussion and black eye. . . . The main group planning the protest according to their fliers was The Iron Rail Collective, a New Orleans-based anarchist group in the vein of those who make news in America and worldwide as they trash and burn cities whenever and wherever world leaders meet.

(Other reported protesters at the SRLC event included a group of University of New Orleans “UNO” professors and local Democrat groups.)

Their signs at the GOP event protest included the capital “A” with a circle, an anarchist gang-style symbol, and such gems as, “Capitalist f***s,” “Tax the Rich,” “JINDAL, tell your rich friends to GO HOME,” and “Ruling class robbers” to name a few.

Select protesters attempted to hide their identity by tying scarves or bandanas around their heads to cover the lower half of their faces right below the eyes.

The hypocrisy has gotten out of control. All the actual violence seems to be coming from lefty thugs. It’s just the hypothetical violence that seems to involve the right:

"That was Bill Clinton, blaming me for the Oklahoma City bombing..."

I have a question. We have two more sound bites of the president here specifying right-wing talk radio, but I have a question: How come we're supposed to draw (on the basis of no evidence), a connection between conservatism and terrorism, conservative ideology and terrorism? Where is that connection? Yet we are told we must reject, despite tons of evidence, the connection between Islamist ideology and terrorism. So we can't call Islamist fundamentalists "terrorists." We can't even use the word. But we can have ex-presidents and current presidents running around trying to associate conservatives with nonexistent terrorism at peaceful tea parties. Somebody needs to explain this to me.

Related: "Calling Tea Partiers 'stupid' and 'losers' hasn't worked. Time to start calling them 'educated' and 'privileged'."

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Dick Morris: Clinton Told Me He Had To Reappoint Janet Reno Or She Would Turn on Him Over Waco

—Ace

Just said on Hannity, and Morris says it's a story he never told before.

He says Clinton did not want to reappoint Reno to a second four-year term, but felt he had to, or else she would "tell the truth about him and Waco."

Hannity questioned him about this and Morris then walked it back a bit, dropping the "tell the truth" part in favor of saying he had to reappoint her or she would "turn on him" over Waco.

He says he doesn't know what Clinton meant by that.

Posted by Ace at 09:18 PM New Comments Thingy

Oklahoma City, Waco, and crisis exploitation

April 19, 2010 10:35 AM by Michelle Malkin99 Comments | 5 Trackbacks

"A creepy cargo cult of personality..."
( The Heavy Equipment Guy, during the election cycle )

Just a few ghastly examples
 

Yawn: Joe Klein Says Palin, Beck "Right Up Close to Being Seditious"

—Gabriel Malor

Another day, another leftist exploring new ways to shut down debate. Racism, the reflexive bleat of the Left, hasn't stuck. How about accusing the other side of crimes that historically carried a death sentence?

On NBC's April 18 "The Chris Matthews Show," Time columnist Joe Klein all but accused former GOP vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with Fox News host Glenn Beck of sedition.

"I did a little bit of research just before this show - it's on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of sedition which is conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right up close to being seditious."

New York magazine's John Heilemann got into the act, but he's still plugging the racism claim:

"And Joe's right and I'll name another person, I'll name Rush Limbaugh who uses this phrase constantly and talks about the Obama administration as a regime," Heilemann said. "That phrase which has connotations of tyranny. And what's so interesting about it to me, to get to Norah's point - what is the focus, what is the cause of this? You think back to 1994, there was Ruby Ridge. There was Waco. There were triggering incidents. There's been nothing like that. The only thing that's changed in the last 15 months is the election of Barack Obama. And as far as I can see, in terms of the policies that Obama has implemented, there's nothing."

So Heilemann thinks Palin, Beck, and Limbaugh have something in common with Waco and Ruby Ridge. I wonder what that could be? It's odd. A year ago this month, we were discussing DHS Secretary Napolitano's "Rightwing Extremists" report that happened to be sourced from Southern Poverty Law Center blog posts.

And of course he sees no "triggering incidents", no problems with Obama's policies. He has no objection to midnight votes in Congress on Obama's "signature" policy. He has no problem with back-room deals cut with the taxpayers' money. No problem hanging Israel out to dry. And no problem with spending the U.S. government into a hole it will take a generation to pay off. Nope, no triggering incidents that might make people oppose Obama.

Posted by Gabriel Malor at 12:23 PM New Comments Thingy
 
94 If you're wondering what all those people with Dissent is Patriotic bumper stickers have done with them, they removed them and put on Peace is Patriotic stickers.

I sh*t you not. That''s the new thing.
 
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Why are Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh (and his brethren) the only ones that seemingly have the stones to stand up against this total BS the left throws out? Republicans, do we have any leaders out there?

They just keep playing at a game of being statesmen, of treating their opponents nicely, trying to work with them, yadda yadda yadda.

Showing up to a knife fight with a piece of bread in their hands...and offering to share it.

Insanity is still doing the same thing over and over and believing it will have a different outcome.

But "we" ( The Bitter-Clinger, rite-wing Tea Bagg, err, I mean Partiers, are the threat:

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, April 19, 2010, 8:02 PM

On Friday April 9, 2010, GOP official Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown attended a Republican dinner at Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans. When they left this event the young Republicans were followed from the restaurant by a group of five white men who hurled insults at them calling Allee a “little blond bitch” and calling Joe a “f**king f*ggot.” They savagely beat and stomped on the young Republican couple just blocks from the restaurant.

This photo shows the look of horror on Allee’s face after she was stomped on by the thugs.
Via The Hayride:

Allee Bautsch suffered a broken leg from the beatdown outside to the SRLC dinner at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. She had her leg operated on over the weekend and it will take her months to recover. Her boyfriend Joe Brown suffered a broken nose, a broken jaw, and a concussion. They were attacked after leaving the Southern Republican Leadership Conference dinner at Brennan’s Restaurant.
(Photo from Jindal’s Facebook Page via The Hayride)

Today Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters he wasn’t going to comment further on the investigation that left his chief fundraiser and her boyfriend injured. If Jindal wanted to improve his national profile he would hold a press conference and ask the public for their assistance to help solve this crime. But, so far he has remained mostly silent after his chief fundraiser was brutally beaten in the streets. He should rethink this.

The Hayride has much more information on the events that night.

Allee Bautsch’s mother told reporters on Saturday that her daughter was beaten by leftist Jindal protesters.

Previously:
GOP Official & Boyfriend Savagely Beaten In Politically Motivated Attack – Including Broken Leg, Jaw, Concussion… Media Silent
Police Release Description of Allee Bautsch Attacker; Video Shows Republicans Threatened
PHOTO RELEASED OF GOP OFFICIAL & BOYFRIEND BEATEN BLOODY Outside SRLC Event
BREAKING: Friend Says GOP Official Brutally Attacked By Leftist Jindal Protesters
Allee Bautsch’s Mother Speaks Out – Says Daughter Was Attacked by Leftist Political Protesters

http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1484276#1484276

All I'm going to tell you is this:

If the GOP runs any of "the tired old worn-out white guys" against Duh!1, they are going to lose again, and badly. And America's goose will be cooked.



Me, I'm holding out for a variant of this:



...and am willing to hope that Sarah's position on illegal immigration- whatever it may really be- is amenable to modification.

We have a country to take back...

It’s not the color of his skin. It’s the thinness.

April 19, 2010 10:55 PM by Michelle Malkin22 Comments

 
"It’s gotta be awfully tough for a man ...who’s had nothing but free passes for 47 years to get pushback even from people he expected to take for granted. That’s why – and you have to see the video for this – he keeps flashing that weird psycho glare... he will... totally lose it in public one of these days – he’s going to have a meltdown of nuclear proportions and it’s going to be all over the news and Internet."

OBAMA’S JEWISH SUPPORT drops 36 points. Don’t worry, though — he’s still got Joe Klein’s undivided loyalty.

UPDATE: Byron York: An Alarming Outbreak of “Regime” Amnesia. Remember — leaking military secrets to the New York Times is not seditious. Criticizing ObamaCare is.

John Conyers: Those "Teabaggers" Are Angry So Their "Rational Abilities Are Compromised"

—Ace

And he says teabaggers twice. No mistake.

I think this is the Democrats' real Waterloo. They are going insane as they watch their precious power about to be taken from them -- possibly, for several generations to come.

They are the ones, in fact, whose "rational abilities" have become "compromised," as they lash out with infantile venom at the voters.

This is a meltdown, and I just get angrier and angrier -- and more and more optimistic -- as they vent seething hatred and vile condescension at the voters who will decide their political fates in just five months and a couple of weeks.

Joe ("Who?") Klein just decided that dissent was no longer the highest form of patriotism, but instead "borderline sedition," and it was no ill-considered slip of the tongue; he's said it before at least twice.

I had been mulling an essay on that all day, which I'll write later, but I suppose I have to put it up now rather than waiting for the essay.

I will just say that liberals will not be able to sell the "dissent is the highest form of patriotism" line when they are the opposition party, frozen out from all branches of government, in January 2013. I personally intend to accuse them of sedition and a lack of patriotism on a daily basis, and when they whine (as they always do) I will cite back to them the expansive definitions of "sedition" and "treason" they employed from January 2009 to January 2013.

Is it sedition to strenuously argue against a party in power? Well, good to know, considering that Republicans/conservatives/Tea Partiers are poised to sweep Congress (both houses, possibly) in January 2011.

Are you sure you can't criticize the party in power, Joe? Are you certain of that? I hope you are, because you are then destined to become an enemy of the state in five months and two weeks.

It's good to know that Joe Klein will set aside his own hateful rhetoric at that time. On penalty of jailing should he refuse to do so.

Posted by Ace at 08:23 PM New Comments Thingy
 
156 Hot Air links the funny  - RealClearPolitics.com video of Babs Boxer begging union thugs and party hacks to be as excited as the "Tea Partiers" because ... I'm pretty sure this is the "convention" that refused her Dem challengers the opportunity to speak from the podium.

LINK

Tolerance:

From the Revolutionary Communist Party’s World Can’t Wait – Drive Out The Bush Regime website:

Debra Sweet, the National Director of World Can’t Wait, at an anti-Palin rally in October 2008.

Kenyan Minister Khalwale Asks When Obama Will Repatriate Himself

Government Informant: Delta Force Involved In Waco Shoot-Out (1999)

ANOTHER MULTIPLE SHOOTING IN A “GUN-FREE ZONE:” Here in Knoxville.
 
 
 
SUNSPOTS, volcanoes and risk.
 
Monday, April 19, 2010, 12:01 PM
Elizabeth Scalia

According to this piece, the Icelandic volcano spewing tons of ash and who knows whatall is not sufficient to change the climate.

The volcanic ash spewing from an Icelandic mountain that’s disrupting air travel across Europe may be hundreds of times less than what Mount Pinatubo disgorged in the Philippines in 1991, altering the world’s climate.

The impact of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is likely to be “virtually non-existent” on the global climate because the eruption is too small and gases are not penetrating the upper atmosphere, Blair Trewin, a senior climatologist at Australia’s National Climate Centre in Melbourne, said in an interview.

So all you people who thought that you were saving the planet by extinguishing a Hanukkah candle, I’m sorry. You just deprived yourself of a festive night in light.

I say we may as well continue enjoying our summer concerts and nighttime sporting events.

And I want my incandescent lightbulbs back!

UPDATE I: The Obama administration, gearing up to try passing Cap and Trade keeps hope alive! Ed Morrissey is enjoying a laugh at that one.

UPDATE II: Now Hekla, the second volcano, may be erupting. Or, it seems…maybe not.


Monday, April 19, 2010, 11:21 AM
Elizabeth Scalia

Source

From an email:

Recall what Obama’s said after healthcare in response to his critics: that the earth had not opened up and that nothing was falling from the sky. That is precisely what happened within days of his mocking pronouncement: the volcano and the Midwest fireball.

Oh, do we want to go there, and give Obama that much power? That his adolescent sneers at his opposition carry such weight that even Nature must respond?

I mean, it is sort of a funny coincidence, and Obama did once promise that his mere nomination as the Democratic Presidencital Candidate would be enough to slow the rise of the oceans and begin to heal the planet, but I don’t hold with that sort of delusional thinking. I steadfastly maintained that George W. Bush was not responsible for hurricanes, I am going to be consistent and say Barack Obama’s weird bitterness is not responsible for the recent spate of earthquakes, volcanoes, meteors, droughts, floods or UFO sightings.

Of course, if he starts acting like he’s listening to signals again*, all bets may be off!

(*Meant to add a CNN video of Obama discussing Fannie Mae at and October 2008 debate, wherein he stops talking, tilts his head to the left, and then says – apparently to no one- “that’s what I said,” before continuing. Amusing, but it can no longer be found on YouTube.)

UPDATE:

Art at New Wineskins talks about this and Obama’s 22 Black Cross Pens. I don’t think I’d heard about him saying “it is done.”

UPDATE II:
Bootes?

UPDATE III:
Meanwhile, Crescat is taking down that volcano, which is keeping her from getting to Rome

 
FASTER, PLEASE? Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks. (Via Jerry Pournelle, who comments: “I have a friend at Sloan Kettering with inoperable stomach cancer and about a year; if that could be prevented from mestasizing long enough for chemo to shrink it until it can be operated on, the benefit would be obvious. Of course before the FDA will approve it for use with anyone including those who will die without it, the year will probably be up.”)

2,758 posted on 04/20/2010 2:28:21 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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An Economy of Liars

How 'hope' destroyed America's trust

Welcome to the Thugocracy

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r62/itsforthechildren/Obama-Jimmy-Carter-in-thug.jpg

welcome 

Obama heckled by 'don't ask don't tell' opponents (Repeatedly interrupted)

If you have not seen this:

Obama’s missing girlfriends:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495348/posts

See the photo collection.
Un freeking believable

New Zealand eyes income tax cuts

Dick Morris: Janet Reno Told Clinton "If You Don't Appoint Me, I'll Tell Truth About Waco" (Video)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/901664/posts
Appointment with The Apocalypse- the Waco Files
various FR links | 04-28-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
 
Clinton Body Count

Jerome Hudson--Black Conservative Tea Party Speaker

 

Crying Hate, Suppressing Debate (Mr. Clinton speaks hate, but says we can't)

Sticking to His Guns: Sedition Charges and the Journalistic Ethics of Time’s Joe Klein


Sedition

Vacationing a human right, EU chief says

In the ‘olden’ days, I’d wake up, click on a topic knowing that it was a joke post to give me a chuckle for the day.......I just can believe how absolutely stupid this is.

Where is their right to own a pet? get their nails done? go to the hairdresser once a week? go to the Opera? have their own hot tub? have their legs waxed?

I can’t believe these are adults who are actually responsible for setting policy. These headlines belong in Mad Magazine (no insult meant to the magazine).

Dem Controlled Cities Among Most Violent in the World (N.O.; Detroit)

Gorelick: Obama Should Speak to Militias (Hurl-tastic!)

From the past:

Able Danger, 9-11 Report, Gorelick, and so much more...

Click the picture...

White House Denies Meddling in Goldman Sachs Fraud Case

Mexican Drug Cartel (Check This Out!!!)

"This video was filmed from a public security camera, and even after the assassins stayed there for a long time, more than an hour, none of the authorities from the three levels of government arrived."

As a personal note, I've been to Mexico countless times, and none of this is news to anyone who knows Mexico. No way in hell would I go through Ciudad Juárez or any of the border towns. The cops are drug dealers, and the military is paid off. I just got back from Costa Rica, and even it has changed a lot. Once a very safe place, you don't set foot outside the hotel at night in San José. All of Latin America has erupted in crime. I have a relative in Argentina who was held at gunpoint for hours while her place was thoroughly looted.

I know Latin America very well, and most of the people are extremely nice and generous, but there are so many "maliantes" (bad guys) that if I had the ability, I'd halt most Latin immigration into this county. My wife is Latin, and she agrees.

14 posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 10:23:23 PM by ElectronVolt
 

So Now We Know: No Plan B For Iran

Columbine and Va. Tech Families Take On Gun Show ‘Loophole’

The whole purpose of these idiots who shout “gun show loophole” is to end ALL private sales of firearms, not just at “gun shows.”

These liberals define a “gun show” as two people getting together, one to sell a firearm, one to purchase a firearm.
Even in the privacy of your own home.

That’s their agenda....NO private sales of any kind.

I thought all the VA Tech shooter's guns were transferred through FFLs and that he filled out 4473's and passed the NICS check. The "gunshow loophole" is completely irrelevant to that case.

As for Columbine, I thought at least the Tec-9 was bought for the shooters by older kids in a straw-purchase, which is already illegal.

The victims families are being used as publicity whores to pull the heartstrings of the ignorant. Much like Sarah Brady wheels Jim around as a prop. Inexcusable.

A Glimpse of Our Future (Budget Graphic: Scary)

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Obama's ‘Global Rebalancing’: American Consumers & Government Aren’t Coming Back Any Time Soon

Volcano emitting 150-300,000 tonnes of CO2 daily: experts(But the same experts say no big deal)

"There are over 3 million undersea volcanoes, 200 thousand have been documented, and 30,000 plus are very active. Very little CO2 is absorbed by the ocean from the atmosphere compared to what is produced, unmeasured, of course, by the oceans volcanoes. Fully two-thirds of the worlds’ volcanoes are underwater. The collective CO2 production of underwater volcanoes must be immense, and it not accounted for at all in climate change assumptions or data files."

2,759 posted on 04/20/2010 5:00:17 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Iranian Missile May Be Able to Hit U.S. by 2015

Plotting the Next Mideast War

What's behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative?

There's a new narrative taking hold in the wake of the recent Tea Party protests and the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing: The Tea Partiers' intense opposition to the Obama administration has led to overheated political rhetoric, which could in turn lead to violence, perhaps as devastating as Oklahoma City.

Former President Clinton is the leading voice of this new narrative...

Maybe it's time to revive some of our old stuff, to remind people of just what they are dealing with when Little Big Fraud speaks:

DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON

-The Clinton Files--

-Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research --

Liars-- and Sleaze, Incorporated... ( my files on the clintons and friends )

-Some old strange clinton "stuff"--

Dick Morris: Bill Clinton Personally Orchestrated the 1993 Waco, Texas Tragedy

Obama Received $1 Million From Goldman Sachs

Symbolism: Goldman Sachs Buys Off Obama, GE Pays No Taxes

VIDEO: Limbaugh: White House Had Advanced Knowledge Of SEC Suit Against Goldman Sachs

Humor vs. Contempt: Obama and the Question of Character

Monster Ping [Vanity]

Dogpile, an excellent search engine with advanced options

All the following are Free Republic Forum Pages, link lists for referening:

Close Encounters with the Loony Left [link list]

Thug-0-crat hit list [shocking links and headlines]

Obama's Outstanding Record of Dip-lunacy

Obama-nomics link-list [and leftist economics]

Hayworth vs. McCain -- Primary Headline Roundup

Backhoe's Latest Research

DUBOB -- Dark Underbelly Of the Beast

DUBOB Archive

Dem to Obama: Push immigration or I’ll tell Latino voters to stay home

"Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) voted for healthcare reform because Obama promised immigration NEXT! Gutierrez said abortion was okay in HCR because although he was a devout Catholic he took a oath to protect the Constitution and it says separation of church and state. I asked him where it stated that in the Constitution and he never answered on twitter.

We have hispanics in all states and their only goal is immigration and benefits that will go back to Mexico.

Los Angeles today is saying possible bankruptcy. Mayor Villaigarosa is denying it. The mayor is a former Mecha gang member. I have only heard him speak out for illegal benefits,including low income housing. In one month LA pays out 24 million for illegal childrens healthcare.

Yes, lets let in more of the same who simply want to take all they can get and then take over."

Somali Terrorists Trying to Enter U.S. Via Mexico

House Dumps Legislation Giving D.C. Vote in Congress

"Diversity is our strength?"

Bushmeat Diseases Entering New York ("Simian Foamy Virus" the new AIDS?)

Georgia's Tax Reform Package Better Than Perdue's Original Idea (Sees Taxpayers As Sweet Peach Pie.)

Bachmann Warns Media, Democrats 'Singing off Same Hymnal' to Achieve Fin-Reg, Internet Censorship


2,760 posted on 04/20/2010 12:16:13 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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A POLITICAL BEATING IN NEW ORLEANS: Real Violence, Real Evidence, No Media. Sorry about that broken jaw. Doesn’t fit the narrative.

What’s behind the anti-Tea Party hate narrative? “While the level of frustration is indeed a threat, it is a political threat. Ask Democrats running in this November’s elections.”

Plus, Lessons from the English monarchy. “Clinton’s argument that criticism of government by peaceful citizens participating in Tea Party demonstrations leads to domestic terrorism like the Oklahoma City bombing really is nothing new. Monarchs and others in government have been using that line to silence their critics for hundreds of years.”

 
Is Barbara Boxer Inciting Violence Against Tea Party Protesters?
 

MICHAEL SILENCE takes the Nashville Tennessean to task for prejudice, stereotypes, and distortion. And yet, he barely scratches the surface on this dreadful piece of choreographed political agitprop. How can you possible have dialogue with people who view you like this? The comments are pretty one-sided against the editorial, so there's that.

And this from SayUncle: Got that? Tea party = Timothy McVeigh.

PROF. KENNETH ANDERSON on Bill Clinton’s culpability at Waco.

An independent report on Waco written by the Harvard Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Alan A. Stone, for the then Deputy Attorney General Philip Heymann, says it “is difficult to believe that the US government would deliberately plan to expose twenty-five children, most of them infants and toddlers, to CS gas for forty-eight hours”. Unfortunately, however, that appears to have been exactly the plan. . . .

Professor Stone’s report is measured, careful and damning. It is hard to know whether Heymann’s courage in commissioning it was a reason for his subsequent departure from the Justice Department. In the mean time, questions about the performance of the Justice Department are treated by the Clinton administration not as serious allegations of criminal activity, but as little more than a below-the-belt salvo in the culture wars.

I was shocked to read in Stone’s report that the Justice Department had undertaken, and had defended in the press as such, activities which if conducted in wartime would constitute war crimes. Because exposing the children to CS gas was the point of the FBI exercise: no children exposed, no pressure.

And yet Janet Reno and Bill Clinton got a pass from the media at the time. Because, you know, they were on the right side of the culture wars. But Clinton’s re-opened this can of worms, and people are talking again.

 
COOKING THE BOOKS? White House Caught Altering Stimulus Baseline Projection by 7 Million Jobs. “That’s right, in order to make it look like their stimulus has ‘created or saved’ 2.8 million jobs, the Obama Administration first had to whack 7 million jobs from their previous estimates.”
 
ARE SCHOOL LUNCHES A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT? “The retired officers are saying that school lunches have helped make the nation’s young people so fat that fewer of them can meet the military’s physical fitness standards, and recruitment is in jeopardy.” So the one meal where teenagers are fed directly by the government is a major source of obesity, but we keep being told that the solution to widespread obesity is . . . more government? Uh huh.
 
CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS: Campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs employees to President Obama are nearly seven times as much as President Bush received from Enron workers, according to numbers on OpenSecrets.org.
 

Obama's Goldman Sachs problem

—Purple Avenger

Obama has a problem, and its a big one. GS donated almost a million bucks to teh One during 2008, and ~$400K to Hillary. McLame only tapped GS for $230K in 2008. McLame, Romney, and Rudy combined only tapped GS for $576K, so its pretty clear who GS was backing in 2008.

Now, one doesn't spread around $1.4M in campaign contributions without expecting a little quid pro for their quo, which is Obama's problem.

Does he give back the ~$1M in donation money, thus demonstrating to any future corporate contributors that he won't stay bought (my definition of an honest politician/judge is one who stays bought), or is he an unreliable weasel that you can only rent by the hour like rooms at a hot sheets motel,where clean sheets are going to cost extra?

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Its clear someone needs to go down over the GS scandal. At minimum, for appearance sake, someone has to go to prison for a couple of years and some fines have to be levied. With the discontent over their flash trading activities and other sketchy stuff, even GS knows they can't possible skate completely free.

The question will be one of degree.

If Obama gives the cash back and goes "all in" unleashing the Kraken on GS, then clearly his corporate fund raising ability for 2012 will be severely impacted because donors will know he's unreliable. They'll flee in droves, and with ObaMania melting like a Sno-Cone on a hot summer day, the vaunted NutRoots/OFA machinery is unlikely to ever match what it did in 2008 since he seems to be irritating almost every special interest group out there these days.

GS would also make a formidable political enemy for Obama should the punishment be deemed too stiff by GS. Would he really want them throwing their considerable weight behind a Republican in 2012 if they felt betrayed?

The only way for him to solve that thorny aspect would be to drag this out as long as possible through the 2012 election, thus keeping GS donations in the radioactive category for everyone concerned, but again that kind of move would not play well with other corporate donors.

I noticed that GS has retained Sullivan and Cromwell as outside attorneys for this thing. S&C were outside counsel for Microsoft in many of the various lawsuits they faced. I've worked with the S&C people, they're damn good. I also expect they're there to broker an acceptable settlement that "looks good", but doesn't cost too much. I'd predict some sort of consent agreement with GS might be part of the "penalty". Consent agreements don't cost much but can be spun by the government as having resolved the internal GS "problems" that allowed this situation to happen.


Close it up

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Lead Story

Obama: Hey, I’m fighting evil fat cats. Now, send me your donations!

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 20, 2010 11:12 AM

The last time President Obama was assailing Wall Street greed, I posted: “People in “fat cat”-infested houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

They’re at it again, of course, with the conveniently timed suit against bailed-out Goldman Sachs just as the White House prepares to pass a permanent bailout plan disguised as “financial regulatory reform.” (I’ll have much more in my syndicated column tomorrow, but read here about the delicious spectacle of mob-linked Obama crony Alexi Giannoulias of the shady Broadway Bank family, the Democrat Senate candidate in Illinois, demanding that GOP opponent Mark Kirk (yes, that one) return his Goldman Sachs contributions. Um, there’s a lot more of that lying around.

The DNC/Organizing for America is at the ready to milk the new campaign for all its worth. Message from Obama: Hey, America, I’m fighting all the evil fat cats who funded my presidential bid. Now, send me more money!

President Obama is bringing his war on Wall Street to the enemy’s turf.

He’ll make his pitch for financial reform in the heart of lower Manhattan Thursday – even as his team make hay of the Goldman Sachs fiasco with a tech savvy appeal to Democratic donors.

Internet surfers who entered “Goldman Sachs SEC” into Google were directed to the president’s campaign Web site via a sponsored link titled “Help Change Wall Street.” The White House’s political arm paid for the keywords — but would not say how much.

The tactic provided the latest evidence of how Obama and the Democratic National Committee are using the Securities and Exchange Commission’s bombshell fraud suit against the financial giant to push financial-reform legislation through Congress.

But showing it, too, was gearing up for a political fight, Goldman Sachs hired Obama’s former White House counsel, Gregory Craig, Politico reported last night.

Meanwhile, Democratic former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, speculated yesterday that there was “no coincidence” to the timing of the SEC suit. And Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wrote in a letter sent to the SEC, “It must be nice for Democrats that the SEC’s filing against Goldman Sachs so conveniently fits into their political agenda.”

There are no coincidences in Chicago-on-the-Potomac.

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Bailed-out, toxic derivative-swilling Goldman Sachs reports $3.46 billion in earnings.

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2,761 posted on 04/20/2010 3:00:47 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Approaching apocalypse: Will Obama docs surface?

DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office

How an Icelandic volcano helped spark the French Revolution

Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

An interesting development

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After much thought on how we could best help Sarah Palin combat everything the media is trying to do to her — in particular, the use of “polarizing” as the same repetitious anti-woman code word the media leveled against Hillary Clinton for 20 years — we’ve decided to commit to a weekly article written from our perspective, as guys who worked the 2008 Clinton campaign, strategizing in great detail how Governor Palin can learn from all of our mistakes in the primaries and can thwart the attacks the DNC, MSM, and RNC intend to use to try to bring Palin down before she can win the 2012 nomination and presidency.

We’re going to partner up with the great Palin site Conservatives4Palin.com on this — in hopes we can reach a much larger audience and get Palin supporters motivated to every day work on something to take the “polarizing” code-word away from the media.

Read it all at the link, #$!@ it...

April 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm

At Conservatives4palin.com -

Woo hoo! Yea!!!!
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“Today we are privileged to have a guest submission by Kevin ****, Founder & Editor of HillBuzz.org. Kevin attended Governor Palin’s speech Saturday night in Washington, IL. He and his team at HillBuzz worked for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, then started Democrats for McCain in Illinois and helped a Republican candidate for the first time ever in that race. He and the guys at HillBuzz lobbied hard for McCain to pick Governor Palin as his running mate in 2008, and are proud to be committed Palin supporters living and writing in Boystown in Chicago. It is their mission to teach Palin supporters all they can about the DNC and media efforts to attack Governor Palin, so what was done to Hillary in 2008 is not done to the Governor, using that same Alinsky playbook against a strong female candidate the Left intends to destroy. Kevin will soon be joining C4P as a regular contributor to do everything he can to help Governor Palin in her efforts to stand up for America.”

House Hispanic leaders ask Obama to block Arizona bill

"Yet another instance of “Hispanic leaders” putting their racial/ethnic superiority above US law."

Gird your loins: Obama tells Scott Brown immigration battle is coming soon

John McCain: Illegal immigrants are intentionally causing car accidents

Similar stories, more recent of course.
Some illegals, some not, but with remarkable consistencies.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/14544412/detail.html
Jacinto Maldonado
Dominican Republic “immigrant” who fled back to his “native country”.

http://ifawebnews.com/2009/06/05/two-arrested-in-insurance-fraud-scheme-that-killed-their-friend/
Oscar Zavala-Gallegos, 23, and Jorge Moreno, 24,

Those were on the FIRST page of my search.
More?

42 posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:22:05 PM by SJSAMPLE
 
Meanwhile, after his RINO act, he disappears into the back room with Omoslem, and plots Cap+Tax, Amnesty, silencing campaign speech......

Don't forget about his bill that would end habeas corpus and allow Obama to arrest us at will.

Video - Blagojevich calls feds 'cowards and liars (won't play ALL tapes)


2,762 posted on 04/21/2010 1:27:13 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Obama’s fifth-quarter Gallup approval slips, among worst 3 of modern presidents.

Video - Krauthammer: Obama's Decisions On Missile Defense "Incomprehensible" (pray for America)

Tehran's Other Target: America 2015

NEW VIDEO: Congresswoman Jane Harman Calls for Higher Taxes & Defense Cuts

US Won’t Promise Won’t Shoot Down Israeli Planes

 

Remember when dissent was patriotic, now any dissent is to be feared(Regime Media Control)

“With President Clinton wagging his finger at the Tea Party movement and claiming that the movement is inciting violence, it is worthwhile to remember the role of the Clinton administration in perpetrating and covering up numerous violent and other crimes at Waco.”

UPDATE: A reader emails: “I have a question. Disregarding competence and politics, how does a young Bill Ayers substantially differ from a young Tim McVeigh?”

Michael Savage Defends Glenn Beck: Says Obama thugs will stage violence in fall 2010

Obama Administration Targeting Tea Party

Our Judicial System & The Obama Administration Just Blinded Us To Terrorist Attacks

The Obama administration has further blinded us to pending terrorist attacks in a mad game of Russian Roulette to see who is right – President Bush or them and the far left. Sadly for Americans, it is our lives being used to prove the liberal left is correct. Some of us have already died (14) proving the stubborn and naive liberals wrong, and now many more are at risk in this dangerous game being played by the Obama administration.

But first let’s go back to Christmas day and the horrific moment when a terrorist recruit from Africa almost detonated a bomb aboard a packed flight landing in Detroit, MI. In an instant of pure luck, the detonation failed and passengers were able to subdue the would be mass murderer, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

As I noted since then, that day when 300+ Americans nearly died was partially caused by the Obama administration putting on liberal blinders. The liberals have always felt investigating terrorist threats was some sort of sin or plot to listen in on their mad rants. They don’t like the idea that we can use our technological edge to intercept communications, even when known terrorists are communicating with possible allies and sleeper cells in the US.

They hate it so much they exposed the entire secret program used to track down members of terrorist attack squads in 2005. I have been writing about their lies and exaggerations ever since.

In my previous two posts (here and here) I noted how the liberals inside Obama’s administration actually shut down an ongoing terrorist investigation from the Bush era – and the result was the Ft Hood Massacre. I also noted how a known terrorist sympathizer (and US citizen fled to Yemen to carry Bin Laden’s message of hate) was probably the excuse used by Attorney General Eric Holder to close down the investigations that could have avoided the massacre.

Cleric Anwar al Awlaqi, being an American (traitor), was given special benefit of the doubt by Holder and President Obama. See, he was not fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq. He was just recruiting fighters to kill our people. And that made him somehow not dangerous.

It is clear from the timeline (click to enlarge) I produced from news reports that America turned a blind eye to Yemen and al Awlaqi until the first underwear bomb exploded in Saudi Arabia late last summer (with sufficient force to probably bring down an airplane). When that bomber’s trail led back to Yemen the Obama administration only partially woke up to reality. But they were too late and still had too many silly blinders on.

al Qaeda knew what it was doing. It took a chance and started recruiting people with no obvious or well documented connection to Islamo Fascist from places far away from the Afghanistan and Iraq. These people, they bet, would be dismissed by the new administration who was hell bent on doing things ‘different’ from the successful Bush years.

They were right and Abdulmutallab was able to get into position to kill 300+ people last Christmas.

After the attack, Eric Holder made another liberal bone-head decision. Instead of classifying this terrorist attacker as an enemy combatant and interrogating him to uncover the other attackers on their way to their targets, Holder mirandized the bomber and gave him a lawyer. That lost precious leads which went dead within hours of the failed attack. Holder would not be able to resurrect those leads for weeks – too late to take action.

Today comes more bizarre news on the liberals’ strained ‘legal logic’ as it applies to fighting terrorists . Some months back the FIS Court determined there was (or is) a technical error in the surveillance law fixes President Bush and Congress put in place in 2008. This determination apparently makes certain types of simple, normal data collection on communications illegal (still wondering why precedence is not working here).

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which grants orders to U.S. spy agencies to monitor U.S. citizens and residents in terrorism and espionage cases, recently “got a little bit more of an understanding” about the NSA’s collection of the data, said one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because such matters are classified.

The data under discussion are records associated with various kinds of communication, but not their content. Examples of this “metadata” include the origin, destination and path of an e-mail; the phone numbers called from a particular telephone; and the Internet address of someone making an Internet phone call. It was not clear what kind of data had provoked the court’s concern.

“This is a basic tool we used to have, and it’s now gone,” said one intelligence official familiar with the impasse. “Every day, every week that goes by, there’s just one more week of information that we’re not collecting. You sit there and say, ‘This is unbelievable that we have this gap.’ ”

The data could be used to help analysts learn whom a suspect was working and communicating with, and to “detect and anticipate” a plot, the official said. “It’s not a concern over what was being collected,” he said. “It’s just a question about whether the law was written in a way that allowed the information to be collected in a way that they were collecting it.”

Due to the court’s decision the NSA has stopped monitoring threats! They stopped in December or January, just as Abdulmutallab was reaching his target here in the US.

The NSA voluntarily stopped gathering the data in December or January rather than wait to be told to do so, the officials said. The agency had been collecting it with court permission for several years, officials said.

This is just ridiculous. This kind of data has been available to investigators for decades. As technology advances the methods for access may change, but the class of information has been a staple for weeding out bad elements from innocent bystanders. This has to be really bad because the act of leaking this situation to the press (and therefore our enemies) is tantamount to admitting our defenses are down – and now would be a good time to attack.

What is worse, the fix to this is trivial – but the Obama administration won’t make the fix.

Some House Republicans have argued that the suspension of collection creates an intelligence gap that undermines the government’s ability to track and identify terrorist networks, according to officials familiar with the matter. Frustrated about waiting for a remedy, these Republicans say the gap can be closed with a technical fix to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the officials said.

The reasons for not fixing this problem are either political or ideological. Either way they are excuses bordering on criminal negligence. We have had a series of attacks on this country probing the new administration’s weaknesses given its liberal political bent. These probes have been too successful when we consider Ft Hood and Flight 253 last Christmas Day. In fact it looks like even the recent success stories were leads developed under President Bush.

The end result is Team Obama missed new leads (Abdulmutallab) because they turned a blind eye to threats  like al Awlaqi, who now is not just a legal target of surveillance but of assassination by his native government – without trial. Talk about hypocrisy. They horribly bungled one Bush era lead. So far their track record looks damn shabby.

But running blind for months when a simple legislative solution is at hand? What kind of lazy, bureaucratic crap is that? Wake up liberals: Process does not trump protecting Americas. We are at war, not preparing a legal case. Holder should be on the sidelines, not leading the charge into self destruction. When the next terrorist attack slips through, there better be investigations and hearings and heads should roll. Because this time, there will be no excuse.

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[...] A J Strata has done some amazing investigative work regarding the timelines of the Ft. Hood Massacre and now, comes this about the Obama administration’s treatment of gathered data: Today comes more bizarre news on the liberals’ strained ‘legal logic’ as it applies to fighting terrorists .

ACORN CEO: 'We're on Life Support' (Who knew they couldn't budget appropriately?)

Great News: RNC spends $340,000 on Hawaii junket for staff

Jim Rogers: Next Recession Is Coming and It Will Be Much Worse

Senate Democrats Put Reconciliation for Cap and Trade National Energy Tax in Budget Language


2,763 posted on 04/21/2010 12:24:12 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Lead Story

All the president’s Goldman Sachs men

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 21, 2010 05:51 AM

My syndicated column today shines light on all the Goldman Sachs company men in the Obama administration’s midst. The GOP wants SEC correspondence disclosed. Here’s that story. In related news, Goldman Sachs cheerleader and beneficiary Rahm Emanuel met with NYC business elite about the financial reform plan. Listen up:

Another attendee, who spoke anonymously to discuss remarks that were intended to be private, said the chief-of-staff emphasized that there was a “12-week legislative calendar” to get the administration’s main goals accomplished.

Related must-read from Conn Carroll at The Foundry: The Crony Capitalist Threat to Our Economic Freedom.

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All the president’s Goldman Sachs men
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2010

While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no more disown Government Sachs than Da Boss-in-chief can disown Chicago politics.

Obama is headed to Wall Street on Thursday to demand “financial regulatory reform” — just as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil suit against Goldman Sachs for mortgage-related fraud. Question the timing? Darn tootin’. There are no coincidences in the perpetually orchestrated Age of O. Everyone from disgraced former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer to analysts at the Brookings Institution and Barclays Capital to the GOP leadership and Rush Limbaugh has noted the reeking political opportunism in the air.

As the New York Post reported Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee immediately bought sponsored Internet ads on Google that direct web surfers who type in “Goldman Sachs SEC” to Obama’s fundraising site. “It’s time to hold the big banks accountable,” the money-grubbing DNC message bellows. But just like his crony capitalist predecessor George W. Bush, Obama has relied on Goldman Sachs and Wall Street power brokers to engineer massive government interventions to “rescue” failing businesses with the tax dollars of ordinary Americans.

While irony-challenged Democratic candidates like mob-linked banker Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois (who hopes to fill Obama’s old Senate seat) call on Republicans to return their fat-cat Goldman Sachs donations, the Democrats are silent on the $994,795 in Goldman Sachs campaign cash that Obama bagged. The class-warfare Dems are also mum on all the president’s Goldman Sachs men sitting in the catbird’s seat:

– Goldman Sachs partner Gary Gensler is Obama’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission head. He was confirmed despite heated congressional grilling over his role, as Reuters described it, “as a high-level Treasury official in a 2000 law that exempted the $58 trillion credit default swap market from oversight. The financial instruments have been blamed for amplifying global financial turmoil.” Gensler said he was sorry — hey, it worked for tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner — and was quickly installed to guard the henhouse.

– Goldman Sachs kept White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on a $3,000 monthly retainer while he worked as Clinton’s chief fundraiser, as first reported by Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney. The financial titans threw in another $50,000 to become the Clinton primary campaign’s top funder. Emanuel received nearly $80,000 in cash from Goldman Sachs during his four terms in Congress — investments that have reaped untold rewards, as Emanuel assumed a leading role championing the trillion-dollar TARP banking bailout law.

– Former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson serves under Geithner as his top deputy and overseer of TARP bailout — $10 billion of which went to Goldman Sachs. Left-leaning government watchdog Melanie Sloan of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington responded: “It makes it appear that they are saying one thing and doing another.” Paul Blumenthal of the Sunlight Foundation noted that, while at Goldman Sachs, Patterson lobbied against executive pay limits that Obama had crusaded for as senator (before, that is, his administration carved out exemptions for AIG). While Patterson agreed to recuse himself on any Goldman Sachs-related issues or related policy concerns, Blumenthal wrote, it “still creates a serious conflict for Geithner, as Treasury is being partly managed by a former Goldman lobbyist. Geithner is also placed in a tough position considering that his chief of staff is limited in the areas in which he can work (supposedly).”

– Obama’s close hometown crony, campaign finance chief and senior adviser Penny Pritzker was head of Superior Bank of Chicago, a subprime specialist that went bust in 2001, leaving more than 1,400 people stripped of their savings after bank officials falsified profit reports. Pritzker’s lawyer at O’Melveny and Myers, Tom Donilon, is now Obama’s deputy national security adviser. He earned just shy of $4 million representing her and other high-profile meltdown clients including Goldman Sachs.

– White House National Economic Council head Larry Summers reaped nearly $2.8 million in speaking fees from many of the major financial institutions and government bailout recipients he now polices, including JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. A single speech to Goldman Sachs in April 2008 brought in $135,000. Summers has prior experience negotiating government-sponsored bailouts that benefit private concerns. In 1995, he spearheaded a $40 billion Mexican peso bailout that bypassed Congress. Summers personally leaned on the International Monetary Fund to provide nearly $18 billion for the package. Summers’ boss, then Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, was former co-chairman of Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs — the Mexican government’s investment banking firm of choice.

Rubin continues to mentor another former employee of his with regular visits and chats — Treasury Secretary Geithner, who was head of the New York Federal Reserve, which pushed bailed-out insurance conglomerate AIG to cover up sweetheart deals for investment banks that benefited, you guessed it, Goldman Sachs.

As Obama harangues Wall Street to clean up its house, all the president’s Goldman Sachs men have their feet on the coffee table at his.

 
 
HMM: Taxes drive gas prices to over $7 a gallon in UK, mass boycott coming soon. Britain’s over due for a Tea Party movement of its own. The “Petrol Party?” The Fuel Protests from a few years ago nearly brought down the government, and were bigger than anything the Tea Party movement has done . . . so far.
 

VIDEO: Noted “minstrel show” performer responds to NYT smear merchant.

Video at link

UPDATE: From the comments: “It sounds as if Blow is the one trying to convince white liberals that he is one of the ‘good ones,’ by denigrating other African Americans who don’t follow the ‘party line.’ So if there is a minstrel show in this situation, I believe Blow is the star performer.” That’s gonna leave a mark.

 
THE ATLANTIC: Before Dirty Harry, There Was . . . Ronald Reagan. Feel lucky, punk?
 
FEAR THE HYPNOTIC POWER OF . . . Rush Limbaugh?
 

Dems Haunted By Corporate Ties: “President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are promising a climactic clash with Wall Street, but there’s a complication in their battle plan: The Democratic Party is closer to corporate America — and to Wall Street in particular — than many Democrats would care to admit.”

UPDATE: Related thoughts from Michael Barone. “Republicans have been accurately attacking the Dodd bill for authorizing bailouts of big Wall Street firms and giving them unfair advantages over small competitors. They might want to add that it authorizes Gangster Government — the channeling of vast sums from the politically unprotected to the politically connected.”

OH, GOODY: Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms.

BLACKOUT: Police chase reporters away from covering protest outside White House. “Exit question: On a scale of one to 10, where would this rate on the Crushing-of-Dissent-o-meter if it had happened under Bush? (Exit answer: Eight!)”

Related: Park Police, Secret Service give contradictory accounts of why Lafayette Park was ”closed” during White House protest by present and former servicemembers.

Also: Silence of the Lame: Gay, Inc. Mute on Obama, WH Zaps. “Here we have two glorious activist zaps, on both coasts, pushing the envelope to have our supposed fierce advocate and friend in the White House make good on his various promises to our community, made when he was campaigning for the Oval Office, and neitherGLAAD, HRC nor NGLTF can be bothered to issue statements on the action. Yet not a single word, as of 3:30 pm SF time as I write this, from GLAAD, HRC, or NGLTF on their respective web sites about zaps.”

UPDATE: More press mockery here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: “At what point will the media actually decide…that this administration is exactly what they accused the Bush Administration of being?”

Long ago, it became obvious that the American news media, Organizing for America, ACORN, the SEIU, the DNC, and the White House itself were all involved in coordinated efforts to use the Internet to serve the Lightbringer, and malign his opponents.

This was done to great effect against Hillary Clinton and her supporters in 2008, and was done against the McCain/Palin campaign in the general election.

It never stopped, folks, with the focus squarely aimed at Sarah Palin.

We believe, firmly, that Obama’s many operatives include paid cadres of drones (Obots) who sit in cubicles all day cutting and pasting Organizing for America-approved copy into anything they know will be picked up by Yahoo, Google, and other Obama-friendly search engines and sites.

The goal, currently, appears to be the branding of Sarah Palin in the most negative terms possible, so that Republicans will foolishly cast her aside and accept the meme that she cannot be President.

Obama did this to Hillary Clinton in 2008, with his Obots repeatedly telling Democrat primary voters that Hillary “was too polarizing to win a general election” — and that they were racists if they “didn’t want to vote for the black man”.  Their bullying and constant repetition won the day in many cases.

Essentially, they’ve never stopped using this playbook, but rather turned the page and directed their fire at Palin.

The Left has always counted on the laziness and Eeyorism of its opponents.  Leftists are 20% of the country, tops, but they currently control the nation — because moderates, conservatives, and independents didn’t effectively resist them in 2008.  Really, we can go back much further, because America slept while the Left took over the news media, turning it into a wing of the Democrat Party.  With the DNC taken over by the Leftist coup of 2008, this means communication, opinion, and information is being controlled and manipulated squarely by the Left, to further Leftist purposes.

We need to resist this.

Here’s one idea on how to do that, and it involves taking out your copy of Going Rogue and going rogue with it yourself.

* Yahoo Answers is being manipulated by Obots

* Example: If you search Yahoo Answers for the answer to “What were Sarah Palin’s colleges?”, the answer that comes up was clearly written by an Obot drone.  It’s a vile attack on Palin, written by a troll named “Fred M”, who started posting on February 1st, and has 80 questions that he’s posted and answered since then.  All of them are anti-Palin Q&As.  All of them further the meme that Palin is too polarizing and unfit to be POTUS.  It is a clear and deliberate Obama preemptive assault on the one Republican we believe is sure to defeat him in 2012.

* Palin supporters need to register on Yahoo Answers — as any character you want to be, just as “Fred M” is not a real person, but an Obot construct — and start posting questions about Governor Palin there, providing answers from Going Rogue.  Cite the page numbers from the book, and essentially just proceed page by page asking a question and providing the answer so that Yahoo Answers gets balanced with pro-Palin information.

* Just imagine if 50 people out there posted a Palin question every day, and provided a pro-Palin answer to it.  50 x 30 = 1500 pro-Palin hits in Yahoo a month. Now, imagine if 100 or 1000 people started doing this.  Once you get into a rhythm, it’s not hard to do, and can actually be fun.

* Essentially, it would turn Yahoo Answers into a Sarah Palin Going Rogue study guide.  With accurate information about the Governor to counter the Left’s hate and lies.

If we want to defeat the Left, we need to observe what they are doing and counter it.

We need to be the Scoobies that research, write, organize, and counterbalance the Left at every turn…so that Governor Palin can do her thing, crack some skulls, and go rogue herself on the national level, with her support team mitigating Obama’s primary weapon against her: misinformation.

It’s hard work.

None of it will be fun.

We wish we had realized this needed to be done for Hillary Clinton, but we didn’t have a website back in 2006 and didn’t see any of this coming.

So, every day, we continue to warn Palin supporters what the Left is up to, so what was done to Hillary cannot be done to Palin.

Every day we all need to do something to thwart the Left.

If only 20% of the country is Leftist, and if we can just mobilize enough moderates, conservatives, and independents to counterbalance the Left’s daily activities, these radicals will be quickly drowned out by the American Resistance.

Be pro-Sarah in all that you do, not anti-Obama.  Operate from a place filled with love for your country, not hatred of the Left.  Oppose the Left at every turn and fight to take back this country using your God-given smarts, but do not be overcome by the emotion and insanity of the Left.

If we work hard, every day, we will win. They will lose.  They’ll howl and wail and gnash their teeth and rip their clothes, while the rest of us pave the way for President Palin to restore this country to strength, solvency, and greatness.

Who’s with us?

A Delayed Bush Backlash

by Speranza ( 177 Comments › )
Filed under George W. Bush, Republican Party, Tea Parties at April 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Compassionate Conservatism lead directly to Barack Hussein Obama, just like the first President Bush and his stated desire to be known as “The Education President” lead to the immature Bill Clinton. The same people (David Frum, David Brooks, Kathleen Parker) who are flapping their gums about the tea partiers, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin are the ones who have very little problem with President Obama and I suspect actually pulled the lever for him. By the way Newt Gingrich ought to get lost.

by Jonah Goldberg

I attended the Cincinnati Tax Day tea-party rally as a speaker. But it was more interesting to be an observer.

First, here’s what I didn’t see. I didn’t see a single racist or bigoted sign or hear a single such comment. Nor did I see any evidence of “homegrown fascism.” Though in fairness, such things are often in the eye of the beholder, now that dissent has gone from being the highest form of patriotism under George W. Bush to the most common form of racism under Barack Obama.

But I did see something a lot of people, on both the left and the right, seem to have missed: a delayed Bush backlash.

One of the more widespread anti-tea-party arguments goes like this: Republicans didn’t protest very much when Bush ran up deficits and expanded government, so when Obama does the same thing (albeit on a far grander scale), Republican complaints can’t be sincere.

[..]

But how, then, to explain the relative right-wing quiescence on Bush’s watch and fiscal Puritanism on Obama’s?

No doubt partisanship plays a role. But partisanship only explains so much given that the tea partiers are clearly sincere about limited government and often quite fond of Republican-bashing. So here’s an alternative explanation: Conservatives don’t want to be fooled again.

Read the rest: A Delayed Bush Backlash

Joe Klein calls dissent sedition

When Bush was President the Left claimed sedition was the highest form of patriotism. They mocked, attacked and humiliated Bush. Progressives compared Bush to Hitler, chimps and even made a movie about him being assasinated. Now that Barack Hussein Obama is President, any criticism of him is called racist, unpatriotic and seditious.

Your Daily Dose Of Chris Christie Awesomness: Over Half Of The State's School Budgets Were Defeated

—DrewM.

Last week Governor Christie urged voters to reject school budgets in districts where teachers refused to freeze their pay to help keep spending in check.

Yesterday, voters in over half of the state's districts did just that.

New Jersey voters took a stand on school spending and property taxes Tuesday, rejecting 260 of 479 school budgets across 19 counties, according to unofficial results in statewide school elections.

...

In many districts Tuesday, the governor made himself heard as 54 percent of the spending plans were rejected, according to unofficial returns. If the trend continues, it would mark the most budget defeats in New Jersey since 1976, when 56 percent failed. Typically, voters approve more than 70 percent of the school budgets.

...

Voter turnout was also high in elections that typically draw little interest. In Sparta, where turnout rivaled some presidential elections, the budget was defeated by roughly a 3-to-1 margin. Sparta teachers agreed to a one-year wage freeze late last week, but the budget still called for a nearly 10 percent tax increase for residents in the Sussex County community.

Governor Awesome 1- Democrats/Unions 0.

Christie took his case to the people, he made absolutely no excuses or apologies for what he is doing to get NJ's fiscal house in order. Democrats whined and cried, they even prayed for his death but he made his case, called for action and the voters responded.

These votes are going to do more than shake up school boards and teacher unions. The state legislators who are now fighting Christie are going to have to reevaluate their stances. It's clear Christie's victory wasn't a fluke, people didn't accidentally vote for him out of anger at Corzine. They are on board with his plans. This will strengthen Christie's hand immensely in the coming months.

National Republicans? Are you listening? This is called LEADERSHIP. It's working in one of the bluest of the blue states, you might want to try it sometime.

There are too many assumptions in politics, given the dire mess we are in, it might be a good time to test some of them. Personally, I've always thought Americans interest in cutting spending was more theoretical than real, despite what people tell pollsters. You know what? Let's give it a shot and see if people are willing to back up what they say with there votes.

If it can work in NJ...it can work anywhere.

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Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 5:48 AM

Earlier this week President Clinton lectured the tea party people about violence and civility.
The former president has a lot of nerve. During the Waco Disaster, President Clinton approved of gassing children with CS tear-gas for 48 hours.
The Volokh Conspiracy reported:

[T]here is the post hoc justification for the use of CS tear-gas in the raid offered by the US Justice Department and senior Clinton administration officials. The public generally, and even the Congressional hearings, seem to have accepted that the children at Waco were gassed and then died as, in effect, “collateral damage” in the course of a raid aimed at their parents.

This is not quite the case, however, by the Clinton administration’s own admissions. CS gas was used at the compound, in order, as senior White House adviser George Stephanopoulos said, echoing senior Justice Department statements, to “try and pressure” those in the compound. It was hoped, he said, that as this “pressure was increased, the maternal instincts of the mothers might take over and they might try to leave with their kids” (Washington Times, April 23, 1995).

But the FBI knew beforehand that adults in the compound had gas masks; the gas therefore would not put pressure on them. On whom, then? If the FBI knew that the adults had gas masks, but went ahead with the gas attack anyway, it is plain that this “pressure” was brought directly against the children because, as the FBI knew, they could not fit into adult– size gas masks. “Maternal feelings”, the FBI hoped, would be unleashed in the mothers by watching their children choking, gasping and blistering from the gas.

The plan Reno approved and took to President Clinton for approval contemplated the children choking in the gas unprotected for forty-eight hours if necessary, to produce the requisite “maternal feelings”. By taking aim at the children with potentially lethal gas, their mothers would be compelled, according to the FBI plan repeatedly defended by the Clinton administration afterwards as “rational” planning, to flee with them into the arms of those trying to gas them. [Emphasis added.]

An independent report on Waco written by the Harvard Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Alan A. Stone, for the then Deputy Attorney General Philip Heymann, says it “is difficult to believe that the US government would deliberately plan to expose twenty-five children, most of them infants and toddlers, to CS gas for forty-eight hours”. Unfortunately, however, that appears to have been exactly the plan.

That’s not all…
In 1996 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told reporters that Bill Clinton’s policy that resulted in 500,000 dead Iraqi children was worth it.
In a much forgotten exchange between Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright on “60 Minutes” back on May 12, 1996:

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.

Here’s the horrifying video:

AT LINK...

The United Nations estimated that a total of 1 million Iraqi civilians died as result of the sanctions on Iraq.
This tragedy never seemed to bother Bill Clinton and the Left for some reason.

But, now Bill Clinton and the Left are out lecturing American grandmothers at tea party protests about violence.
It figures.


2,764 posted on 04/21/2010 4:17:40 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Second, more powerful Icelandic volcano likely to explode soon

Lloyd Marcus of the Tea Party Express III tour: Blacks, the Media, & the Tea Parties

Victor Davis Hanson: Obama and the New Civility (Kicks butt & takes names!)

Overwhelmingly, Americans see Obama inviting attack

 
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
 
 

 
Miss me yet?
 
 
http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1484812#1484812
 
Home funerals restore intimacy to grieving rituals
 

How Appropriate: Obama Appears on American Idol (TV Soma)

For whatever it's worth around here, I remain convinced until this day that -Komrade ZerØ--

Was never intended to be elected in 2008-- it was supposed to be a dry run to introduce him, and give their side time to sanitize his background and prepare the public for his "descent from Heaven"--

Unfortunately for all of us, a lethal confluence of Media Hive enablers, white guilt, and black racism propelled this fool

windowfool

far beyond his "level of incompetence..."



I also still believe Duh!1®, was "selected" by an unhappy confluence of "Mo Money" than the unfortunate Cap'n Queeg, the shadily-orchestrated meltdown of "The Economy" ( which still seems to be staggering along despite it all ) and the Ophra-ization of the masses. Aided and abetted by the dumbing down caused by Public Miseducation and too much Popular Culture, which is a cesspool of reaction shots, bumper-sticker slogans, and tits, and teeth, and asses. Literally, and figuratively...

American Idol and Survivor, writ large and smarmy...

Basically, Obama was "Marketed Better"- like soft drinks are...



...but still, he's just an empty suit:




for all those



Drinkers out there in TV land... "you gotta fall down, an' worship De Idol"--
( Old Negro Spiritual, "Shadrack, Neshack, Abendnego" )

worshipme.jpg

But...

If we aren't all rounded up and re-educated at

Camp Obama


it should provide endless opportunities to hector, and catcall, and kibitz from the sidelines.

I hope all the MoonBats really, really, really enjoy having The New Little Big Fraud© at the helm. It's going to be quite a ride...

This guy really is Bad News.

And Then! There are his gullible, self-deluded camp followers:



Preview of Anti-Obama Documentary Outrages Left

John Ziegler didn’t know the kind of fury the left would unleash on him when he unveiled his web video “How Obama Got Elected.”

See his website and video here.

“The Zogby results were incredible and they were credible and the vast majority of enws media ignored it because it was their own malfeasance that created a massive amount of ignorance,”

See poll results here.


As I have mentioned here:

OBAMAO ... is America ready for a Marxist president?[ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

Nope, but we are about to get one, good and hard...

...so chroniclers like Yours Truly will be documenting every move he makes, every breath he takes... unless, or until, we are silenced by all that "tolerance & inclusiveness" he & his followers are already practicing.... ( "we in charge now" )

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
Click the picture:

The Media's Golf Double Standard (Obama golf addiction)

State Senator Benton hits Senator Patty Murray with Viagra video ("Viagra for Sex Offenders")

I covered the Stunningly Stupid “Mom in sneakers” years ago...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1322282/posts
The ignorance of Senator Patty Murray
various FR links & stories | 01-17-05 | the heavy equipment guy

Is the Goldman-Sachs scandal manufactured? (The rookie Hussein cooked-up the entire scheme?)

Fmr ACORN head calls Tea Parties "bowel movement" and claims "they're coming after you"

Bertha Lewis Reacting to the Loss of Big 
Donors
 

Has anyone been charged with a hate crime who isn't white?

Obama floats a VAT: Admission explains attempt to alter tax pledge

Obama’s Propaganda War Against Israel

"Our Muslim president always had Israel on his agenda. To cripple it so Iran, Hamas, Syria, Hezbollah and others can destroy it. His policy is becoming obvious now. What do you expect from a Muslim Marxist creature of the 3rd world (Indonesia)"
 
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:50 PM

Another Broken Promise–
During the 2008 campaign Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year.

After tripling the national budget deficit his first year in office Barack Obama told reporters in February that he was “agnostic” to raising taxes on those making less than $250,000 a year to bring down the deficit. Today Obama suggested his value-added tax is still on the table.
The AP reported:

President Barack Obama suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days.

Before deciding what revenue options are best for dealing with the deficit and the economy, Obama said in an interview with CNBC, “I want to get a better picture of what our options are.”

After Obama adviser Paul Volcker recently raised the prospect of a value-added tax, or VAT, the Senate voted 85-13 last week for a nonbinding “sense of the Senate” resolution that calls the such a tax “a massive tax increase that will cripple families on fixed income and only further push back America’s economic recovery.”

For days, White House spokesmen have said the president has not proposed and is not considering a VAT.

“I think I directly answered this the other day by saying that it wasn’t something that the president had under consideration,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters shortly before Obama spoke with CNBC.

After the interview, White House deputy communications director Jen Psaki said nothing has changed and the White House is “not considering” a VAT.

Will They Take 'No' As Answer To VAT?

Lying About Jobs

Millions face tax increases under Dems budget plan

Obama Has Itch For VAT Scratch Fever

Will the VAT Lady Sing? If so, it's over for America.

Battlin' Bachmann Worries the Left


 

COULD THE U.S. become Argentina?

UPDATE: The Washington Times is behind the curve — Reader R.G. McFadden notes that Dana Milbank was sounding the warning in the Post way back in 2005:

The timing could not have been more apt. On the eve of a titanic partisan clash in the Senate, eggheads of the left and right got together yesterday to warn both parties that they are ignoring the country’s most pressing problem: that the United States is turning into Argentina. . . .

“The only thing the United States is able to do a little after 2040 is pay interest on massive and growing federal debt,” Walker said. “The model blows up in the mid-2040s. What does that mean? Argentina.”

 
April 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Off topic but I just came upon this info:

“Obama is a Plant”
“Jo Anne Moretti has put all the information together in a readable format that connects the pieces and lets us see more clearly “who” our President was and now is. Jo Anne Moretti and her friends spent three years compiling this information and putting into a format you could read quickly and refer to easily. The information is factual and all facts have been checked for accuracy.”

http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/2010/02/j-a-morettis-obama-is-a-plant/

pdf file: http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/docs/JAMoretti.pdf

J A Moretti website: http://www.blogster.com/joannemor/

Shocking Report: Police Find TEA Parties More Peaceful Than Anti-war Protests


2,765 posted on 04/22/2010 2:23:33 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Come November, 'The Fire Next Time'?

The Summer of Our Discontent

Massive Gov't Takeover! Feds to Monitor Checking Accounts, Credit Cards?! (financial reform bill)

"It creates a new office and monitors every finanical transaction in the United States"

(Excerpt) Read more at thefoxnation.com ...

From Woodstock to Civility Commissions

Protecting Canada from Obama

Cut the ‘medical’ marijuana BS

Afghanistan's "Dancing Boys"

The False Religion of Mideast Peace

Why teachers are losing respect

Michelle: All the president’s Goldman Sachs men

Obamacare: Impact on the Uninsured

Related, at Marginal:

Thus begins the intentional and planned destruction of private medicine in America. But don't worry - there will always be small private clinics and hospitals for the wealthy and for the politicians.

Reason: Down the Health Care Wormhole - How ObamaPelosiCare will saddle future generations with a public policy disaster

Steyn: Tomorrow belongs to Mo

Scared to listen to Rush

Millions face tax increases under Dems budget plan


2,766 posted on 04/22/2010 8:46:17 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Obama, the Best President Goldman Sachs' Bundled Contributions can Buy

Mediaite Exclusive: Censored Portions of Blago Subpoena May Implicate Team Obama

Don’t give up on the American people . . . at least, not yet.
 
Obama Backs Down On Sudan. “Mr. Obama and his aides have caved, leaving Sudan gloating at American weakness.” What happened to all that smart diplomacy we were promised?
 
 Why Is the L.A. Times Burying the Obama/Khalidi Tape?
 
Obama and Biden to Celebrate Earth Day by Tying Up New York Air Traffic.
 
VOLCANO ASH CLOUD SETS OFF GLOBAL DOMINO EFFECT:
 
Read the whole thing- salient points?
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That's what a lot of these independents want, most of all -- they will vote for whatever party taxes their intellect the least. They want consensus compromises, because if it's a consensus, they don't have to choose. Politics just goes on in the background, niceand quiet, the way they like it.

Excellent point Ace.

 
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How bad is life going to have to get in this country before these squishy independents realize they have to get involved?  Empty shelves in the grocery store?  Empty gas stations & long lines for the little gas available?  Rolling brownouts all summer long? 

There's a thin blue line of civilization between the civilized population and the barbarians.  Pay close attention to local news in any big city for a couple of weeks, it's jawdropping to see just how evil some barbarians act.  And that's WITH law-enforcement on the job. 

South Park Episode Censored

SIOA Free Speech Victory in the News and a Dhimmi Media: Free Speech in the Age of JIhad

Four Million Americans To Pay ObamaCare Fine In 2016

The Global-Warming Tax - Damn the data; full speed ahead!


2,767 posted on 04/22/2010 1:46:53 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request
1. Obama may have lied about conversations with convicted fraudster Tony Rezko
 
 
2. Obama may have overtly recommended Valerie Jarret for his Senate seat
3. A supporter of President Obama may have offered quid pro quo on a Jarrett senate appointment
4. Obama maintained a list of good Senate candidates
5. Rahm Emanuel allegedly floated Cheryl Jackson's name for the Senate seat
6. Obama had a secret phone call with Blagojevich

 
Redactions at link...
Here’s the link to the pdf:
http://media.nbcchicago.com/documents/Blagojevich_subpoena_Obama.pdf

"But note the timing of this. If he attempts to slide out of the subpoena...then momentum of Cap & Trade, the immigration business, the Wall Street reform, etc...goes south. He can’t readily appear at any town hall meeting because some idiot could ask him how he gets out of a subpoena when regular citizens can’t. Frankly, Blago has played the biggest ‘ace’ in the history of politics."

 

2,768 posted on 04/22/2010 4:19:58 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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OOPS: Despite his denial, Obama talked to Blago about Senate seat.

Right after Blago was arrested, Obama claimed he never talked to Blago about the Senate seat. After all, Obama claims he's had little contact with Blago. NBC Chicago catches Obama in a whopping lie. Some redacted portions of an Obama subpoena request have been unearthed:

Obama had a secret phone call with Blagojevich
Redacted portion: President-elect Obama also spoke to Governor Blagojevich on December 1, 2008 in Philadelphia. On Harris Cell Phone Call # 139, John Harris and Governor’s legal counsel discuss a conversation Blagojevich had with President-elect Obama. The government claims a conspiracy existed from October 22, 2008 continuing through December 9, 2008.6 That conversation is relevant to the defense of the government’s theory of an ongoing conspiracy. Only Rod Blagojevich and President Obama can testify to the contents of that conversation. The defense is allowed to present evidence that corroborates the defendant’s testimony.


As veteran Chicago reporter Steve Rhodes says:

If Obama says he loves you, check it out.

WHEN THE PRIVATE SECTOR FAILS, THE SOLUTION IS MORE GOVERNMENT. WHEN THE GOVERNMENT FAILS, THE SOLUTION IS MORE GOVERNMENT: SEC and Pornography: Workers Spent Hours on Porn Sites Instead of Stopping Fraud.

Related: Obama Treasury official who worked on subprime markets is writing consumer financial protection legislation? “An Obama Treasury department official behind the consumer protection language in the proposed financial reform legislation is a former head of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), the advocacy wing of a non-profit community development lender funded by none other than John Paulson — the billionaire who worked with Goldman Sachs to package bad mortgages into securities and offer them on the market.”

 
HillBuzz Boys in Peoria [Darleen Click]

[TRIGGER ALERT to the anti-Palinistas]

An entertaining and informative read from HillBuzz about Kevin and Joaquin’s roadtrip Washington, IL, to attend a dinner for, and a speech by, Sarah Palin.

What really comes through, outside of their deep love and appreciation for the Palins, is their respect for the people of “throwaway territory”.

We’re all city boys here at HillBuzz, whose eyes were opened to many things in the last presidential campaign. As much as we love Chicago, and call Boystown home, we’re unique in the gayborhood because we recognize not everything’s better in the big city. Small towns have their charms, and though they lack some of the amenities and opportunities we enjoy in Chicago, and certainly have problems of their own, places like Washington, IL should not be looked down upon because they don’t have any skyscrapers or wine bars.

They should never be made fun of. Their residents should not be considered “bitter and clingy”. Events there should be appreciated for what they are, and not held to the production values possible in Boystown. [...]

If there’s anything we can ever impart to all of you regarding our experiences crossing the aisle starting in 2008 — and it’s something the media never reports on and that sociologists, to our knowledge, don’t dive into enough — it’s that there is an enormous divide between how urban Americans see “small town folk” and how the latter looks at people like us from Chicago.

The difference in treatment each group gives the other is ASTONISHING.

Whereas the supposedly elite, “progressive”, Lefties in places like Chicago look down on anyone outside the metro area, the way Obama did in San Francisco in 2008, when he waxed on about how bitter and gun-and-religion clinging people like this were, the folks in Washington, IL don’t cast negative aspersions towards people like us from Chicago. Instead, they welcomed us with open arms, and seemed delighted we “drove all that way” to be there.

HillBuzz makes particular note of how the people were so eager to put forward the best they could offer — from dressing up to table deco to menu selections — that even as it wasn’t city chic Hillbuzz found it utterly cute and charming because they recognized and honored the intent.

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The List, Obama's Sixty Fifth Week in Office

Jayna Davis: The Tea Party, Timothy McVeigh, and Tainted History

American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2010 | Jayna Davis ... Anyone waving a placard or voicing dissent against the Obama administration dare not protest too loudly. President Bill Clinton has reignited the incendiary rhetoric of April 19, 1995. He effectively sealed his second White House bid in 1996 by blaming conservative talk radio for inciting the heartland bomber Timothy McVeigh. Now, fifteen years later, the Democratic playbook promises to claim far more victims. Only this time, hardworking Americans stand in the crosshairs.

So I’m a racist for disagreeing with Obama?

Victor Davis Hanson: American Neutrality Toward Israel Invites Violence - When Israel is alone...

Keith Ellison's Muslim Brotherhood Support

More from Eyjafjallajokull (Best Volcano Pics You've Seen)

Sarah Palin: Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism

SEC staff watch porn as economy crashed

In the "Ugh, just Ugh!" Dept?
"I can have as many as I want." "I need money," she said. "I need transportation. My children need a place to live."  "With measured indignation, Adams said somebody owes her."

As long as you can take care of them without forcing the rest of us to cough up money for their upkeep.

“Either capitalism dies, or Mother Earth dies”

Smearing the Tea Party: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

A New View of the McCarthy Era Could Shake up the Academy

Video: Apparently “ObamaCare” is a derogatory term now

 

Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request

Did everyone see this comment?

JohnRyskamp Now it begins, my chickens. Obama took kickbacks for carrying Rezko’s Hospital Facilities Planning Board 2003 legislation, which allowed Tony to keep control over the board.

It’s all on the Levine tapes: Blago, Rezko, Obama, Levine.

It’s over for Barack. The stock market should collapse on this little news.

Particularly because Cari is also ratting, at this very moment, on Biden.

Didn’t know all this? Why did you keep yourself so ignorant?

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Blago-Asks—to-Subpoena-the-President-91831944.html#ixzz0ltOTefBr

149 posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 12:02:41 AM by OafOfOffice

EPIC v. Homeland Security: Government has Over 2,000 Photos from Airport Body Scanners

The Quiet Revolution on College Campuses

America’s Great Divide: Tax Payers vs. Non-Payers

Thousands rally at Illinois Capitol — for a tax increase (WTF???)

Unlike the Tea Party grass roots folks with their homemade signs, these people ALL had printed signs supplied by their Union bosses -

Rush played the sound track from a video where they were shouting “Give us the money! Give us the Money!”

It was really telling...

Cap and Trade: A "License" will be Required for your HOME!

COURT ERROR! President Barack Obama has direct knowledge of the Senate seat allegation!

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 1 > § 4

§ 4. Misprision of felony

Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

 

Here's a link to a blog about Obama/Blago/Rezko:

http://www.rezkorama.com/

Durbin has been subpoenaed now.

http://tinyurl.com/2dc7fpm

Blagojevich sends not-so-subtle message to Obama


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There He Goes Again. “Now that the world is belatedly waking up to the fact that President Obama lied his face off about the fiscal impacts of health care reform, maybe it’s an appropriate time to point out that he’s lying his face off about financial reform as well.”

Related: Now They Tell Us — Sebelius: We Don’t Know What ObamaCare Costs Will Be.

 ‘Question Authority’? Dude, That’s sooo 2008.

ANGER, TECHNOLOGY shake up political landscape.  The volatility is due to tectonic, technology-driven power migration away from big organizing institutions, like corporations and political parties, to a dispersed universe of what conservative blogger and author Glenn Reynolds calls "an army of Davids."

AFRICA’S FOREVER WARS:

EDGING BACK to nuclear power.

Video: America’s Blacks To Obama: SHOW US THE MONEY!

by Rodan ( 26 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Blogmocracy, Guest Post, Progressives at April 23rd, 2010 - 3:00 pm

The first person on the video is Chicago Alderwoman Dorthy Tillman aka Dorthy the Hat. She is a comical local figure.
The fact that this group can sit around & decribes the “Black” agenda as hand outs of other peoples money tells me that we have not come as far as I thought.

Quinnipiac poll shows Obama's approval rating at 92% amongst blacks

Heard about the new OBAMA meal at McDonald's?

You order whatever you want and the guy behind you pays for it.

Harper On The Gun Registry

Live interview with the PM begins with John Gormley shortly ... click here to "listen live". (Segment is over now, audio should be up by tomorrow. Harper was followed by interviews with Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton.)

Feature moment: Taliban Quack* on the gun registry ... sharing his "rural roots" from the days of growing up on the farm;

... we had our .22 and it was for going out and hunting ducks.

I'm going to piss myself.

More: Cosh follows the money on those Chiefs of Police.

Posted by Kate at 10:31 AM| Comments (66)
 
Friday, April 23, 2010, 2:37 PM
Elizabeth Scalia

In no particular order, here are the stories that are taking up space in my tab-bar today:

Surprise! Obamacare is going to increase your expenses! Right on top of all the new taxes and the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts next year. I wish we had a president who realized that when people have jobs, you can collect taxes from them!

Also, Kathleen Sebelius admits the administration has no idea what Obamacare is going to cost

Seems the numbers were a lie, all along

Don’t believe: Good economic news, at least this guy says we oughtn’t. Don’t worry, I wasn’t. I frankly don’t know anyone who was.

So, Did Obama lie about a couple things regarding the Blago case? Seems maybe he did. Whether the press will care is anyone’s guess. His lies are sweet nothings to the media.

Pope Benedict: he has become the new Emmanuel Goldstein. Finally, someone to replace Bush in worldwide hate and condemnation!

Lamenting: The Culture of Death

VDH: The New Civility in The Age of Untruth.

A Nostalgic look back at the Old Civility: in the age of

Homeschooling: Not tolerated in Sweden?

Weaponizing space? I thought Obama said he would not do that? Where’s the transparency? Why is this happening now? And what Buzz Aldrin talking about, anyway?

All that aside, this is a hmmm.

James Lileks: Dissent is officially no longer highest form of patriotism

Does anyone remember the outrage, when Ari Fleisher said -after 9/11- that people should be careful with their words? Not so much outrage, anymore.

Appreciating Sorrow in our Lives: A worthwhile read

The difference: Between smart and wise

“…almost a quarter of a million women, as religious sisters, have shaped the life and culture of, I believe both the Catholic Church and American society,” says Sister Mary Waskowiak, RSM. And some claim women have not had enough influence in the church. This sister refutes that notion!

Oscar Romero: I watch this video and I realize that the difference between liberation and enslavement lives within the whole debate between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome. These people were truly oppressed and not even given opportunity. But opportunity is what people need. Guaranteed outcomes are unnatural -they must be created and compelled- but opportunity should be natural, and not unusual. Opportunity is the giver of dreams and the spark that lights imagination.

Sexual Abuse: Only a problem for the churches?

Forgiving Sexual Abuse:
a musing

SEC: Fiddling around while the economy burned. Also, The numbers behind pornography

Obama hates rich people: doesn’t he?

Reigniting: The Word of God

The Endless Animus: Limbaugh and Clinton

Suicide: Epidemic. Linked to lack of faith comprehension?

If you missed it: Weigel’s Open Letter to Hans Kung and Kung’s Long Goodbye

Botox: It sounds like a very stupid thing to do

Sock it to me: It’s all about respect

Hiring and Firing Bishops: worth reading

If the world is going to end, it’s not going to be because of this stuff


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JOHN HINDERAKER: “Whenever President Bush talked about immigration, his approval ratings went down. It was like clockwork: liberals never understood that the fatal decline in Bush’s popularity during his second term had at least as much to do with his advocacy of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ as with war-weariness. Now President Obama has entered the lists, urging Congress to take up immigration. One can only wonder what Congressional Democrats make of this. Maybe they figure their own approval ratings can’t possibly get any lower. But Obama’s can, and they will if he keeps talking about immigration.”
 
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I'm tired of folks that live above and beyond this crap waxing about how great illegal immigration is for everyone. Bullsh*t. These elitist *ssholes NEVER have to confront this sh*t.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 23, 2010 04:42 PM (P33XN)

Dack, I don't even live in AZ, but I see how insufferable this situation is in VA.  I feel sorry that these folks have the awful situation they do, but their arrogance and brazen behavior in flaunting their status here and unwillingness to "melt" into the Melting Pot leave me cold.

And believe me, the viewers in AZ, CA and NM raked Ms. Easton over the coals.  She tried to redeem herself by talking about Southern Cal. roots, but the commenters said, "Then you should know how LA has been devastated."

118 I live in lower Mexico aka ," California," and in my city of 180,000. 200,000 are illegal  aliens. I can't  for the life   of me figure why actual U.S. citizens of Hispanic  parentage would want more competition from their illegal couterparts.

How Do You Say "Deport Me" In Sign Language?

gang_signs.jpg

Tim in vermont - "Makes you just have a warm fuzzy to see the anti Arizona immigration law demonstrators give gang signs."

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Fuera de La Raza nada, Viva La Raza!

For the race everything, outside the race nothing, Long live the race...

Arizona: Doing the job the feds won’t do

April 23, 2010 05:06 PM by Michelle Malkin77 Comments |

 
"I’m Latino, and I support Arizona’s actions.

No aid to illegal aliens.

No medical services to illegal aliens.

No anchor baby status.

No housing for illegal aliens."

Here we go with the Nazi card again.

No food stamps for illegals
No government assistance for housing
No anchor babies
No jobs to illegals
Proof of auto Insurance
Seatbelts for every person in the car (cops will get this one)
Illegal does not equal just mexican, many peoples from different ethnicities are here illegally. If the cops do their jobs right, there is no way they can be accused of profiling.
English is spoken in America, learn it, or leave.
English is taught in our schools, Spanish is a second language course, nothing more.
Phones answer in english, not foreign languages.
Go thru the process properly, and you have no fear.
Mexican gangs are treated like terrorists, and are shot.
If your arrested and are illegal, your deported.
If you go to a hospital emergency room, you are treated and deported.
If you are found at a jobsite as an illegal alien, your deported and your employer is fined or jailed, perhaps both.

When you refuse to house, clothe, feed, employ, and heal people here illegally. You won’t have to round them up, they will leave. when you make children born in the US, just born here, with no birthright to America, they will stop having babies here. Parents need to at least be in America legally, in the process to citizenship to defer citizenship to a child. If the parents do not complete their citizenship, the child reverts to the parents citizenship, wherever that may be.
People jumping fences will be arrested, photos, fingerprints, the works, then deported. Caught again, Jail time.
It should be clear to everyone, that they do not have the rights or protections of a US Citizen.
I don’t care how long they have been here illegally.
They go to the back of the line, and come in legally.
Until we protect our borders, we are at risk.
Our elections are put into question, our treasure is compromised, and our people are put into unnecessary danger.
Our president is responsible for keeping us safe from all dangers within and without.
Once again, maybe he will do his job. Even tho, IMO he, himself, is an illegal Alien.
the first thing he should do, is send auntie packing.
12 years on the public dole is long enough.

69 posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:52:49 AM by etraveler13
 
Blagojevich sends not-so-subtle message to Obama. “Obama’s former patron and real estate fairy, the convicted influence peddler Tony Rezko, is a key player in the government’s case. Blagojevich’s aim is to undercut what Rezko has told investigators. And now Blago wants the president to do the undercutting from the witness stand, with the nation riveted to his every recollection of his days in Chicago politics, hanging with Tony and the guys, with the midterm November elections approaching.”

While it’s nice they aren’t jetting off to Hawaii again, like they’re the cast of Dynasty, we wonder just how much golf, how many vacations, and how much “fun time” at taxpayer expense these people can clock in.

April 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Remember in November:

http://remembernovember.com/

Watch it. Love it. Pass it on...

Bigger vid than the embed here.

Posted by Dave In Texas at 09:22 PM New Comments Thingy
 
34 "I need money," she said. "I need transportation. My children need a place to live."

Posted by: Dave C at April 23, 2010 09:47 PM (qmecx)

What this breeder really needs is a very large cork to be stuffed in that baby spitting cooter...

BECOMING ARGENTINA: At least at an aesthetic level. I’d rather we matched their beef and their Malbecs . . .

It’s a complicated question for economists to figure out, involving debt levels as percentage of GNP, but maybe there’s a simpler way to look at it. You’ve seen the new currency from the U.S. Treasury? The ugly weirdness of our new $100 bills says we already are Argentina.

The Tea Parties have until recently received scant coverage from the media. But flying even lower under the radar have been the post Tea Party summits. Although the Tea Party events themselves draw the most attention, it is how the leaders who emerge from these efforts consolidate themselves that will make the biggest difference. It’s the leadership development that comes after the rallies that is strategically important. The Post Party Summit has this precise goal in mind.

The Post-Party Summits represent the beginning of the new American Revolution, one in which we organize for liberty and take back our communities from the political class. Each event is designed to maximize your time and provide you with real-world strategies and tactics that you can apply immediately. We have brought together some of the country’s best in messaging, political organizing, leadership training, new media, etc. to offer each of you the opportunity to move beyond protest to implementing freedom. Now is your time, what will you do with it?

But despite those efforts the summits and similar efforts are probably always going to be playing catch-up. Events are moving not only with great rapidity, but at an accelerating pace. For both the left and the conservatives the problem will be keeping up.

In the past 24 hours a number of stories have hit the top news. Some are purely political: Arizona’s new law declaring it a crime for people to be in the state illegally (and the President’s criticism of it as “misguided”); the leak from a Chicago court of redacted documents in which former Governor Blagojevich names President Obama as having been involved in negotiations to name his successor to the Senate Seat. Most are money related. Goldman Sachs and financial “reform”; the now-revealed mongo costs of Obamacare. Some are foreign policy wildcards: the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Hezbollah. Life comes at you fast...

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...the TP movement is a reaction to the status quo, the lethargic, get-along methods of both parties. They can all have a pretty nice time, vote themselves things we can’t have, and tell the chumps what they want to hear. But we’re in an era of distributed intelligence, mass awareness...

“More bandits are inbound than can be classified and engaged. Things are happening too fast for the systems to handle. Ironically the administration may be even more seriously hampered than its critics.”

Here’s a link to CNN Lou Dobbs report on the new so-called “Immigration Reform” legislation.

Any one of the provisions is an intentional vandalism to the integrity of our frontiers.

John Kass at the Chicago Tribune has more on Governor Blagojevich’s filing.

Genesis & America’s Soul; Two Great Reasons To Support Israel

by WrathofG-d ( 84 Comments › )
Filed under Uncategorized at April 23rd, 2010 - 5:00 pm

On April 20, Dennis Prager published a wonderful article in National Review Online regarding the present state of affairs regarding the U.S./Israel relationship and why “there is nothing to gain, and America’s soul to lose, by weakening or even seeming to weaken our support for Israel.”

Any explanation I could give would not do the actual article any justice so I will let Dennis speak for himself.  The entire article is good, but the following are some quotes which I believe were the most appropriate for this Friday afternoon.

There is a fifth reason tens of millions of Americans, including many conservative commentators, support Israel and worry about America as American support for Israel wanes. To the Left in America and around the world, this reason is dangerous nonsense. But for a vast number of America’s Christians, for many Jews, and even many non-religious conservatives, it is deeper than any military or political reason. The reason is based on a verse in Genesis in which God, referring to the Jewish people, says to Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.”

One need not be a Jew or Christian or even believe in God to appreciate that this verse is as accurate a prediction as humanity has ever been given by the ancient world. The Jewish people have suffered longer and more horribly than any other living people. But they are still around. Its historic enemies are all gone. Those that cursed the Jews were indeed cursed.

And those who blessed the Jews were indeed blessed. The most blessed country for over 200 years has been the United States. It has also been the most blessed place Jews have ever lived in. Is this a coincidence? Many of us think not.

Those who curse the Jews still seem to be cursed. The most benighted civilization today is the Arab world. One could make a plausible case that the Arab world’s preoccupation with Jew-hatred and destroying Israel is a decisive factor in its failure to progress. The day the Arab world makes peace with the existence of the tiny Jewish state in its midst, the Arab world will begin its ascent.

The converse is what worries tens of millions of Americans — the day America abandons Israel, America will begin its descent.

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May G-d bless America and Israel, and all of you this weekend!

It's the Constitution that's radicalizing our politicians (Repeal the 17th Amendment!)

** Blogo Motion Could Lead to Obama Impeachment **

Post to: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499469/posts

Important addition to the timeline ...
HT: Flopping Aces for wiretap conversations
http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/12/11/more-questions-about-obama-and-blagojevich/

9/17/08 0 calls Emil Jones about ethics bill

9/19/08 Blago calls the move a Republican trap, and brings up Rezko’s name in a presser. “I have a theory on what happened in the Rezko situation was a system, you know, sucked him in and then some lines were crossed and then that person found himself actually violating some of the rules,” Blagojevich said.

10/07/08 Blago tells Rezko to tell the truth, the day after federal prosecutors indicated that the convicted fund-raiser might be cooperating with them. Rezko sentencing subsequently delayed.

10/12/08 Rezko starts talking.
10/17/08 Blago sends 0 message via Sun-Times’ Sneed, “Who will it be?”
10/21/08 Order was signed authorizing a 30-day interception of oral communications at Friends of Blago, Blago’s personal office and the conference room and that it was begun on Oct. 22.
??? Feds ask Trib to hold the presses due to wire taps.
10/28/08 “Goodbye gov? Sneed hears a plan is afoot to impeach Gov. Blagojevich following the presidential election next month. Word is the votes are there. Stay tuned.”
??? Rahm approached by 0’s White House staff the week before the election. 0’s senate replacement was sensitive enough that senior Obama aides wanted to keep the matter within the circle of Illinois political figures. Among 0’s inner circle Rahm had closest relationship with Blago. Rahm spoke by phone with aides to the governor.
10/31/08 “I just don’t want to jinx him and I don’t like the karma of me thinking that far ahead,” Blagojevich said of Obama ‘s prospects in Tuesday’s election. The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share ... if all goes well.”
Businessmen with ties to both Illinois Blago and JJJ discussed raising $1 million for 0’s seat. Raghuveer Nayak and Blago aide Rajinder Bedi told attendees at an Oct. 31 meeting that they needed to raise the money for the governor to ensure JJJ’s appointment. “Raghu said he needed to raise a million for Rod to make sure Jesse got the seat,” an unidentified source who attended the meeting told the Tribune. Blago also attended the meeting, which was sponsored by Nayak, an Oak Brook businessman.
11/01/08 Source said that contact between the Obama camp and the governor’s administration regarding the Senate seat began the Saturday before the Nov. 4 election, when Emanuel made a call to the cell phone of Harris. The conversation took place around the same time press reports surfaced about Emanuel being approached about taking the high-level White House post should Obama win. Emanuel delivered a list of candidates who would be “acceptable” to Obama, the source said. On the list were Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth, state Comptroller Dan Hynes and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Chicago, the source said. All are Democrats.
11/03/08 Wiretap conversation 1:
*Blagojevich and Deputy Governor A discuss the possibility of an open US Senate seat the day before the Presidential election
* Blagojevich threatens to assume the seat if he is not offered anything
Converstation 2:
* Blagojevich speaks with Advisor A
* Blagojevich tells Advisor A that he is aware of media reports of Senate Candidate 1’s interest in the open US Senate seat; Blagojevich states he will only offer Valerie Jarrett the Senate seat if he gets “something real good;” he reiterates his intention to assume the seat and to drive a “hard bargain”
*Yet, despite President Obama stating that no representatives of his had any part of any deals, labor union president [possibly Andy Stern, though not confirmed] told the FBI and the United States Attorneys that he spoke to labor union official on November 3, 2008 who received a phone message from Obama that evening. After labor union official listened to the message labor union official told labor union president “I’m the one”. Labor union president took that to mean that labor union official was to be the one to deliver the message on behalf of Obama that Senate Candidate B was his pick. (Labor union president 302, February 2, 2009, p. 7).
11/04/08 Conversation 3:
* Deputy Governor A broaches the topic of the Senate seat, and he asks Blagojevich to draft of list of wants for the seat
* Blagojevich notes that nothing can be written down
* Blagojevich states he is interested in an ambassadorship
Conversation 4:
* Blagojevich speaks with John Harris, his Chief of Staff
* Blagojevich mentions the “trick” of conducting negotiations with Obama “indirectly”
* He hypothetically asks Obama what Obama is willing to offer for the seat, and he again reiterates his intention to assume the seat himself
11/05/08 Blago meets with 0 regarding senate appointment process. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2146114/posts (Follow up 11/08, both reports pulled 12/10/08.)
Conversation 5:
* Blagojevich speaks with Deputy Governor A regarding position he can assume if he were to offer the Senate seat to Obama’s chosen candidate
* Secretary of Health and Human Services and ambassadorships are discussed; also discussed is Secretary of Energy and Blagojevich’s connection to the coal industry
Conversation 6:
* Blagojevich speaks with John Harris
* They discuss federal positions that could be traded for the Senate seat, and Blagojevich mentions the private sector and whether Obama could put something “big” together there
* Harris mentions private foundations, and Blagojevich tells Harris to do “homework” right away on the possibility
* The Red Cross is mentioned, but Harris states that it would have to be a private foundation under the influence of a President Obama
Conversation 7:
* Blagojevich speaks with Harris and with Deputy Governor A
* They discuss potential private foundations heavily dependent on federal aid, as this would place it under the influence of Obama
Conversation 8:
* Blagojevich speaks to Advisor A
* Blagojevich mentions how Obama could remove someone from the Board of a private foundation and appoint Blagojevich
* Blagojevich voices demands for something for the seat, and he reiterates an intention to appoint himself to the seat
??? Sometime after the election, Emanuel called Harris back to add the name of Democratic Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to the approved list, the source said.
??? One source confirmed that communications between Emanuel and the Blagojevich administration were captured on court-approved wiretaps.
11/06/08 Rahn named chief of staff.
Conversation 9:
* Blagojevich speaks with Spokesman
* Blagojevich instructs Spokesman to leak information to the Chicago Sun-Times about Senate Candidate 2, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Blagojevich’s interest in Senate Candidate 2, which the Chicago Sun-Times published
* Blagojevich instructed Spokesman to leak such information, as he desired to communicate dissatisfaction to the Obama campaign about Valerie Jarrett and what he thought they were offering for her appointment
??? AFTER being name chief of staff, Rahm has multiple conversations with Blago, giving him a list of names acceptable to 0.
??? Schakowsky also spoke of a conversation she had with Emanuel shortly after he was named chief of staff. She said she called Emanuel him “to get some intelligence” on whether Obama might approve of her selection as senator. “He indicated that the president-elect would be fine with certain people and I was one of them,” Schakowsky said.
11/07/08 Blago sends second message to team 0 via Sneed, “Sen. Madigan?”
Conversation 10:
* Blagojevich speaks with Advisor A
* Blagojevich tells Advisor A he will offer the seat to Jarrett if he is appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services
Conversation 11:
* Blagojevich speaks with Harris and Advisor B, a Washington, DC, consultant
* Blagojevich indicates that he will offer Jarrett the Senate seat if he is appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services, but Harris notes that any deal cannot appear to be a quid pro quo
* Blagojevich notes his financial situation, and Harris states that “they” are considering it
* Blagojevich, Advisor B and Harris then discuss the possibility of a three way deal involving Blagojevich, Obama and “Change to Win,” an organization tied to SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
* Harris mentions how such a deal would conceal a quid pro quo
* Advisor B, who is in DC, is pleased with the notion of a three way deal, and he states that Obama should be leveraged with this deal, as it is better than Madigan as Senator and Blagojevich continuing as Governor
11/08/08 Conversation 12:
* Blagojevich and Harris speak
* Discussed is the potential of a financial benefit for Blagojevich’s wife, who he believes can work in New York or DC with her Series 7 license
* An interim position at Change to Win for Blagojevich’s wife is also discussed
11/10/08 Marathon conference call, more than two hours, between “various Washington, D.C., based advisers,” Blago, his wife, his general counsel, an unnamed adviser, and John Harris, regarding “what (Blago) can get from the President-elect for the Senate seat.” Blago believed the candidate was Jarrett.
7:56 PM ET, CNN reported that “two Democratic sources close to President-elect Barack Obama tell CNN that top adviser Valerie Jarrett will not be appointed to replace him in the U.S. Senate.”
Conversation 13:
* Blagojevich, his wife, Harris, Governor General Counsel and various Washington, DC, advisors, including Advisor B, speak on a conference call
* Blagojevich mentions his connections in Obama’s teams, and he asks how that can be parlayed into financial and political benefits for him and his wife
* Blagojevich mentions how he can assume the Senate seat in order to avoid impeachment in Illinois, and he agrees that Obama will not appoint him to a Cabinet position, as he is too controversial
* Blagojevich asks what he can obtain for the Senate seat, and he mentions that Governor General Counsel believes Blagojevich can be appointed to a private sector Board in exchange for appointing Jarrett to the Senate, but it would have to be a Board not directly connected to Obama
* Blagojevich’s wife also mentions her desire to be appointed to a Board, and Blagojevich mentions his wife’s experience and Series 7 license
* Blagojevich mentions that he does not want to be Governor anymore
* Blagojevich complains that the advisors on the phone are telling him that he must “suck it up” for another two years
* Blagojevich complains that he will receive nothing in return for appointing Jarrett, and he threatens to appoint Senate Candidate 4, one of the three Deputy Governors of Illinois, in retaliation
* Blagojevich mentions how his wife is more qualified to sit on corporate boards than a “specifically named individual,” who is most probably Michelle Obama
* Harris and Blagojevich remind advisors of the problem of Blagojevich’s financial security, and Blagojevich indicates that without something in return he will not appoint Jarrett
* Harris broaches the three way deal with Obama, Blagojevich and the SEIU involving “Change to Win;” such a deal will occur in two years
* A Blagojevich advisor admonishes Blagojevich to be “leery” of promises for events to occur to two years from now
* Blagojevich then discusses other manners whereby he can earn money
Conversation 14:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich asks if Obama could appoint his wife to a Board
* If Obama cannot or will not appoint Blagojevich’s wife to a corporate Board, then Blagojevich will appoint Jesse Jackson, Jr. to the Senate seat
Conversation 15:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss the open Senate seat again
* Blagojevich asks Advisor A to leak to the Chicago Sun-Times that he is seriously considering Jesse Jackson, Jr., for the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich considers this to be another threat to the Obama campaign, who still desires Jarrett
* It is clear that Blagojevich has not intention of selection Jackson; he simply hopes to apply pressure to the Obama campaign
11/11/08 Conversation: 16
* Blagojevich and John Harris discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich suggests the creations of a 501(c)(4) he could run that would be funded by Warren Buffett or other wealthy Obama allies
* Blagojevich also mentions that he could appoint Senate Candidate 4, Illinois Deputy Governor Louanner Peters, who will vacate it if Blagojevich is impeached and in need of a political office
* Blagojevich knows Obama will not offer him what he wants in exchange for appointing Jarrett
Conversation 17:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss the open Senate seat
* Advisor A mentions how he is attempting to leak the story about Jesse Jackson, Jr., to the Chicago Sun-Times, and Blagojevich asks about the viability of the creation of a 501(c)(4) to be bankrolled by wealthy Obama allies
* Blagojevich mentions how he could run such an organization, and he mentions how Senate Candidate 6, an Illinois millionaire who may be Blair Hull, can bankroll the organization, but Advisor A explains how it would be difficult for Blagojevich to appoint Senate Candidate 6 to the open seat
* Blagojevich explains how Senate Candidate 6 is better than receiving nothing for selecting Valerie Jarrett, and he asks Advisor A to locate someone who could broach the possibility of bankrolling a 501(c)(4) with Senate Candidate 6
11/12/08 Durbin announces his intent to speak about his senate candidates with Blago.
Conversation 18:
* Blagojevich speaks with John Harris
* Blagojevich and Harris learn through CNN that Jarrett has withdrawn her name from consideration for the US Senate seat
* Harris interprets it as a tactic of the Obama team
* Blagojevich broaches the topic of a 501(c)(4) again, and he mentions how Obama and allies can fund it while he is still Governor and Jarrett is Senator; Blagojevich also mentions that Senate Candidate 6 can help bankroll the issues advocacy group to be led by Blagojevich
* They agree this is easier for Obama than for Obama to appoint Blagojevich to a position
Conversation 19:
* Blagojevich discusses the open Senate seat with Advisor B
* Blagojevich discusses the option of a 501(c)(4) with Advisor B, who says the “Change for Win” option is better, for from Obama’s perspective, there would be fewer “fingerprints” of Obama’s involvement
* Advisor B mentions that “Change for Win” is a better option, as there will not be stories in four years of how Obama bought Blagojevich off
* Blagojevich mentions how a 501(c)(4) will exist in two years, while “Change to Win” may not
Conversation 20:
* Blagojevich speaks with a different DC advisor about the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich mentions the 501(c)(4), but the advisor in DC reiterates the reason why “Change to Win” is more desirable: it is one step removed from the President-elect
Conversation 21:
* Blagojevich speaks with an SEIU official, SEIU President Andy Stern, who was in DC, about the open Senate seat
* SEIU official met with Blagojevich the previous week, and Blagojevich understood Stern was an emissary of Jarrett
* Blagojevich tells Stern he heard Obama was considering candidates other than Jarrett for the open seat, and Stern states he would discuss this with Jarrett
* Blagojevich mentions the 501(c)(4) advocacy group option to Stern, and he mentions how that advocacy group could assist Jarrett
* Stern says he will “put that flag up and see where it goes”
Conversation 22:
* Blagojevich and Advisor B discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich tells Advisor B that he asked Stern to broach the topic of a 501(c)(4) with Jarrett, Co-Chair of the Obama Transition Team
Conversation 23:
* Blagojevich and Harris discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich mentions how he will decide how he will select a candidate for the Senate seat, and he mentions his legal situation as the most important variable
* Harris reminds him that his legal situation is the hardest one to satisfy, and Blagojevich claims it can be satisfied if he appoints himself to the seat
11/13/08 Durbin asks Blago for a meeting, voices Duckworth as a favorite.
Jarrett accepts cabinet post.
“After several pages of detailing those machinations, the criminal complaint takes an abrupt turn, describing NO WIRETAPS for a period of THREE WEEKS. The complaint says Blagojevich had “numerous conversations” about the Senate seat during that period, but it doesn’t detail any.”
Conversation 24:
* Blagojevich and Harris discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich tells Harris he wants to speak directly to “President-elect Advisor” about the 501(c)(4) option and how it could be bankrolled
* Blagojevich says he wants “President-elect Advisor” to receive word of the 501(c)(4) option on that day, for when “President-elect Advisor” asks about the open fifth Congressional district Seat, it will be in the advisor’s mind
* Blagojevich may have the power to appoint a Representative to Illinois’s fifth Congressional district seat, which was previously occupied by Rahm Emanuel
Conversation 25:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss open Senate seat
* Blagojevich mentions how he hopes the 501(c)(4) is in the head of the “President-elect Advisor,” but he hopes it is implanted in that person’s mind in a manner in which it is not connected to the open Senate seat or the open House seat
* When asked by Advisor A if it is, Blagojevich responds, “it’s unsaid. It’s unsaid.”
Conversation 26:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss open Senate seat
* Blagojevich asks Advisor A to contact Individual A and ask Individual A to contact “President-elect Advisor” about the 501(c)(4)
* Advisor A asks if it should be mentioned outside of the open Senate and House seats, and Blagojevich says yes
* Advisor A asks if Blagojevich wants Individual A to contact “President-elect Advisor” as Blagojevich thinks there is still “life” in Valerie Jarrett
* Blagojevich thinks there is still life in Jarrett, but he also thinks there are other options
11/14/08 0 announces senate seat resignation, and distances himself from Blago, (courtesy of the WaPo). Resignation meant to ratchet up the pressure on Gov. Rod Blagojevich “to name a successor more quickly than planned.”
11/23/08 Axelrod said, “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.” (youtube video pulled 12/10/08)
11/26/08 Durbin weighs asking Bush to commute ex-Gov. Ryan
11/27/08 Blagojevich: Bush should let Ryan out of Prison
12/05/08 “Chicago Tribune ran a story on its front page reporting that law enforcement had secretly recorded Blagojevich’s conversations as part of a criminal investigation. Blagojevich immediately instructed Fundraiser A to “undo” the plan to meet personally with the associate of Candidate Five, (JJJ).”
12/06/08 Blago fundraiser Saturday in Elmhurst, co-sponsored by Nayak and attended by JJJ’s brother, Jonathan, as well as Blago.
The “Nayak” co-sponsor mentioned is Naghu Rayak, an Oak Brook doctor and president of Rogers Park Surgery. Nayak is a generous political contributor and has contributed to Blagojevich and numerous other statewide office holders, namely Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn as indicated on the ISBE website
12/08/08 Blago and JJJ met to discuss the Senate seat on Monday, one day before federal prosecutors arrested Blago.
12/09/08 Blago arrested, is accused of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, as well as soliciting bribes.
“President-elect Obama was scheduled to travel this morning to the Chicago FBI briefing before his mid-day meeting with former Vice President Al Gore,” wrote the Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman in the morning’s first pool report. “But it has been announced that he will instead be going straight to his transition office.”
12/10/08 0 and Durbin call for Blago’s resignation.
12/12/08 Rahm won’t go to the Chicago Presidential transition offices in order to avoid reporters. “I’m getting regular death threats. You’ve put my home address on national television. I’m pissed at the networks. You’ve intruded too much.”
Madigan asked the state’s highest court Friday to strip scandal-plagued Blago of his powers. The filing says he is “unable to serve as governor due to disability and should not rightfully continue to hold that office.”
12/14/08 Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds — dealing with his boss’ vacant Senate seat!
12/15/08 0’s office says his staff had no ‘inappropriate contact’ with Illinois governor. In the statement, Pfeiffer said that incoming White House counsel Gregory Craig has kept federal prosecutors informed of the internal review “in order to ensure our full cooperation with the investigation” into allegations against the governor.”
0 transition office notified reporters moments ago that it will not release information on contacts that 0 staff members had with advisers to Blago until next week.
Since arresting Blago, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has renewed interest in convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko’s part in the purchase of 0’s Chicago mansion, according to a former real estate analyst, Kenneth J. Conner, who says he was interviewed by the federal prosecutor in the past 10 days.
Bill Richardson now being investigated by a federal grand jury for pay to play allegations. Since arresting Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has renewed interest in convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko’s part in the purchase of Barack Obama’s Chicago mansion, according to a former real estate analyst who says he was interviewed by the federal prosecutor in the past 10 days.
Caroline Kennedy 100% on wanting Hillary’s seat. (Chris Kennedy on Quinn’s list to fill 0’s seat?)
0 has chosen Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan to serve as education secretary.
Senator John F’n Kerry was named chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Presidential electors formally elected 0 the nation’s 44th president.
House Speaker Michael Madigan Monday formed a House committee to begin preparations to impeach embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A resolution to being the impeachment proceedings passed unanimously, 113-0. Respresentatives Lou Lang of Skokie, John Fritchey of Chicago and Jack Franks of McHenry County will serve as managers or prosecutors. “We have given the governor six days to resign,’’ Madigan said.
12/16/08 Federal judge indefinitely postponed Jan. 6 sentencing for Tony Rezko.

See these threads:

Blagojevich Judge Calls Emergency Meeting
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498643/posts

Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498587/posts

Mediaite Exclusive: Censored Portions of Blago Subpoena May Implicate Team Obama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498514/posts

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What Police State Legislation Looks Like

Puerto Rico Hurtling Toward Statehood to Help Dems

E-mails show Goldman boasting as meltdown unfolds

Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer Blasts Obama Policy Toward Israel; Says it "Has to Stop" - Audio

 
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
Picture of the Week

Thousands of 
Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

California: Sales tax revenue plummets in Sacramento region(imploding economy)

New Anti-Obama Billboard in Marshall, Texas…

SEDITION


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Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, April 24, 2010, 11:28 AM

The Republican Governor’s Association put together this tribute to the radical socialist regime in Washington in dedication to their constant attacks on the American economy, freedom and prosperity this past year. Several conservatives suggest the Obama-Pelosi regime is working to transform America into a socialist entitiy like we see in Western Europe. Actually, these radicals more resemble Marxist and third world thugs with their tactics and policies. Never before has America witnessed such organized destruction as we have seen this past year. It will take this great nation years to recover from this devastation.

This November you can make a difference. Remember these attacks on your freedom.
Never forget.

VIDEO: “Remember November.”

We Will Remember from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.

Remember November so that we can return America to its founding principles of freedom, personal responsibility and economic liberty. We Remember November so we, our children, and grandchildren can live with the freedoms our founding fathers intended.

You can sign your name to the list here.

UPDATE: The violent left believes the above video is a deliberate allusion to anti-government British terrorist Guy Fawkes.

 

Bigger vid than the embed here.

Posted by Dave In Texas at 09:22 PM New Comments Thingy
 
59 This is good alright and it's effectiveness can be seen at how Time described it. Now you know why Billy Jeff, Obama and the media are pushing the meme that we're all a bunch of traitors. They're scared folks - mostly because a large % of the populace still hasn't bought into their BS but mostly because they know they're about to get their asses kicked this November. Even if they lose the House by one vote, they've still lost it.

And when that happens, Obama's sheen is gone. Just like Hillary losing Iowa and the implosion of her "coronation", you can't be the messiah that "we've all been waiting for" and then lose the House two years into your term, after only holding it for 4 years. Or have disapprovals on an upward march. That's why they hate us, because we're a threat to their power and to the narrative that they've constructed.
 
 
BRIAN DOHERTY on the latest militia scare. “What the likes of Clinton, Klein, and Maddow realize, to their great chagrin, is that that power is faltering in the age of the Internet, with the cable news networks aiming for smaller targeted ideological audiences. This makes them so angry they feel it necessary to conflate or link their ideological enemies with mass murderers. . . . An America where, as Churchill writes, ‘the libertarian memory of the American revolution was transformed from a mainstream creed to a badge of extremism’ and in which ‘unquestioning loyalty and obedience to the nation state’ has become standard may be more conducive to domestic peace and order—at least in a tautological sense. But that transformation also enables a destructive set of policies, both overseas and domestically, that are more damaging to the property and liberty of Americans than any militia member or Tea Partier, however angry or irrational, will ever be.”
 

Well That Explains The Race Baiting And McVeigh Comparisons

Daniel Henninger at The Wall Street Journal has an interesting take on why the Democrats see a demon under every bed. In an opinion piece that describes why race baiting, class warfare and predictions of right wing violence predominate Democratic rhetoric today Henninger points to some data in a recent Pew Research Center report:

There was always something eerie about the way the Democrats said their health-care legislation was what the American people had waited "70 years" for. Invoking the ghosts of 1939 was kind of creepy. Then when the moment in history finally arrived, history got no votes from the other party. Whatever the politics, there was something ominous about all this. One felt something else was going on.

A Pew Research Center report just out, the one that says trust in government is at an "historic low" of only 22%, looks like the something else.

Dig past the headline of the Pew study and one discovers why Bill Clinton is insinuating that "demonizing" government could cause another Oklahoma City bombing. If these numbers are at all close to reality, something one can hardly doubt just now, the American people have issued a no-confidence vote in government, at both the national and state level. To the extent one believes in the "consent of the governed," consent is being eroded.

This report isn't bad news for the Democrats. It's Armageddon.

The survey compares views sampled in 1997 with now. The "now" is the Democrats' problem.

The survey took place this mid-March. After one year of the charismatic, ever-present Barack Obama, after passage of the party's totemic health-care bill, after spending zillions on Keynesian pump-priming, the American people--well beyond the tea partiers--have the lowest opinion ever of national government.

The "consent of the governed" is a phrase that has appeared frequently not just in the articles on this blog but more so in the comments here, where the real pulse of an engaged electorate can be measured. Henninger believes, and I agree, that something more profound happened in the past year. The news filter that always existed between the electorate and the makers of the news has suddenly dissolved and voters are digesting real time news faster than the political class can respond and spin.

Something unique happened in the first Obama year, about the last thing the Democratic Party needed: The veil was ripped from the true cost of government. This is the ghastly nightmare Democrats have always needed to keep locked in a crypt.

Before the Internet, that was easy. Washington, California, New York, New Jersey--who knew what the pols were spending? The Democrats (and their Republican pilot fish) could get away with this. Not now. Email lists, 24/7 newspapers, blogs, TV and talk radio--the spending beast is running naked.

Of course, the Tea Parties understood this sea change as it was happening last spring. The MSM response (best characterized by Susan Roesgen ) never evolved and is predictably still stuck on stupid at about eighteen months behind the curve. I'm looking forward to their analysis of the 2010 midterms as they figure out what happened just in time for the Presidential primaries in 2012. Similarly, David Brooks is blaming the Democrat's current dilemma and Obama's hard left policies on the collision of "history" and current events. Allah does a good job shredding that complaint (follow the links in his piece to other good takedowns of Brooks). Brooks, along with the current administration, the old media organs and the Democratic Congress can't see the forest for the trees. But their chorus of complaints appear to be an accurate indicator of one thing: when Democratic Leaders like Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid play the race card so casually, attack Rush Limbaugh so easily and demonize the Right as violent so wantonly we can be certain they have lost the debate and the electorate. This is why Daniel Henninger is calling their predicament Armageddon.

 
 
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: “Yesterday I think I understood why California is in deep trouble. Let me walk you through another day out here.”
 
The good professor spells out clearly many concrete steps that could and should be taken to fix the broken state of California, and for that matter, the entire nation:
 
"...

in no particular order, we would have to close the borders; adopt English immersion in our schools; give up on the salad bowl and return to the melting pot; assimilate, intermarry, and integrate legal immigrants; curb entitlements and use the money to fix infrastructure like roads, bridges, airports, trains, etc.; build 4-5 new damns to store water in wet years; update the canal system; return to old policies barring public employee unions; redo pension contracts; cut about 50,000 from the public employee roles; lower income taxes from 10% to 5% to attract businesses back; cut sales taxes to 7%; curb regulations to allow firms to stay; override court orders now curbing cost-saving options in our prisons by systematic legislation; start creating material wealth from our forests; tap more oil, timber, natural gas, and minerals that we have in abundance; deliver water to the farmland we have; build 3-4 nuclear power plants on the coast; adopt a traditional curriculum in our schools; insist on merit pay for teachers; abolish tenure; encourage not oppose more charter schools, vouchers, and home schooling; give tax breaks to private trade and business schools; reinstitute admission requirements and selectivity at the state university system; take unregistered cars off the road; make UC professors teach a class or two more each year; abolish all racial quotas and preferences in reality rather than in name; build a new all weather east-west state freeway  over the Sierra; and on and on.

In other words, we would have to seance someone born around 1900 and just ask them to float back for a day, walk around, and give us some advice."

 
A TAX REVOLT grows in New Jersey. “Median tax bills in six Garden State counties are among the 10 highest in all of America. As a share of income, levies in Passaic and Essex lead the nation — with Bergen, Union, Hunterdon and Hudson not far behind. School boards — and teachers unions that refused concessions — must have been dreaming if they thought voters would rubber-stamp tax hikes yet again. ...this time taxpayers were paying . . . attention.”
 
Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10:10 AM

Where’s the hate?…
Leftists wave “Hope She Chokes” signs in Eugene.

Protestors hold signs outside the hotel where Sarah Palin, former vice presidential candidate and Alaskan governor, is scheduled to speak to a gathering of Lane County Republicans in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, April 23, 2010. (AP)

Evidently, they need to concentrate more on spelling and less on indoctrination…
It’s “advice” not “advise.”

Protestors hold signs outside the hotel where former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak to a gathering of Lane County Republicans. (AP)


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Video: Oberstar’s Clean Water Act amendment a federal seizure of all waters?

CNN Sources: Votes lacking for immigration push in Congress

70% of Arizona Voters Favor New State Measure Cracking Down On Illegal Immigration

Pro-Immigration Protesters ( That's Pro Illegal Alien Invaders Enablers, folks... ) Riot in Arizona After Bill is Signed Into Law - Video

AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to Obama: Send troops to border if you don't like new immigration law

Barack Obama's Goofy "Notions of Fairness"

SEIU: Against Draconian Arizona Anti-Immigration Law

Another state considers Arizona eligibility plan

New Facebook Page: Stand With Arizona and Against Illegal Immigration

Reparations for Slavery? The Bill Was Paid–in Blood

Thailand is close to civil war as its British-born PM rejects deal with angry Red Shirts

Justice For The Seals

Obamas take 'middle class' holiday in North Carolina


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“The loss of relevance must be a frustrating thing. It can drive some people mad.”

UPDATE: More thoughts from Ed Driscoll.

 A Real Peace Movement: “Antiwar” rallies are more violent than tea-party ones.

 That Was Quick… Forget the Dialogue & Civility- Angry Coffee Party Mob Wants Blood! Switch ‘em to decaf.

Related: Comments (51)  "So they hate us because we protested Government spending our money and ramming s**t down our throats?
They are mad and hate us because we don’t want to support them?"

 

Paging "The Biggest Loser"

—Jack M.

So our workaholic, nose to the grindstone, "all work and no play makes Barack a dull boy" President and his extremely elegant, petite and graceful wife did something unusual this weekend: they stayed in and enjoyed a quiet night to themselves.

ON BIZARRO EARTH!

On ours, however, the President took time off from improving his short game to travel down to Asheville, NC with Michael Dorn Michelle for yet another much ballyhooed "date night".

Now, normally I wouldn't be too much interested in the comings and goings of our First Couple. As long as I know they are nowhere near me, what with their entourage of traffic congesting Secret Service vehicles and the like, I'm O.K.

But I have been to Asheville on a number of occasions, and I was curious as to which restaurant they would visit. After all, while Barack Obama may look like a guy who gets by on the Asheville hippy standard menu of wheat-germ and cocaine organically grown, Fair Trade coffee, Michelle looks as though she requires, shall we say, a tad bit more substantive fare.

Fortunately, the New York Post was there to record the important meal for posterity. Here, then, is what the Obamas ordered.

The meal included BBQ ribs, greens, baked beans, corn pudding, mac & cheese and corn bread, guzzled back with icy cold sweet teas.
.

Now I could ask some relevant questions here. For example, how much salt do you think was in this meal? Isn't Michelle Obama supposed to be leading some kind of "war on obesity"? How many calories do you think were consumed here? Why did they even go to 12 Bones restaurant when that restaurant's menu doesn't include any nutritional information as required by the President's own health care law? How much sugar was in the sweet teas? Doesn't sugar contribute to diabetes which is an affliction that drives up health care costs? How many did they drink? Did they use artificial sweetener? What kind? How much did they use and was it a product that "scientific studies" have indicated raise the risk of cancer?

Like I say, I could ask these questions. But I'm a conservative, and, frankly I don't give a damn about what other people eat. The Obamas, though, seem to think that I should. Or, rather, that federal regulators should. And that I should face some sort of consequence from deviating from their imposed vision of a healthy diet.

Which, frankly, seems to be an instance of "doctor, heal thyself", really.

Who knows? Maybe Pres. Obama doesn't understand what folks mean when they rightly call the VAT a "consumption tax" and he just wants to gorge now while it remains "cost-effective" to do so. I could believe that.

In any event, it was nice of 12 Bones to go to the trouble of naming one of their sandwiches after the First Lady. They didn't have to do that, you know.


Posted by Jack M. at 05:41 PM New Comments Thingy
 
7 So basically they get to fly first class around the country eating whatever they want while legislating away our ability to do the same and taxing it? For the second time in my life I am ashamed of my country, the first time was when we elected this idiot.
 
Utah murderer Gardner chooses death by firing squad
Without veering off into the reservations this right-wing Neanderthal has about the death penalty in general, let me state that if you are going to do it, this is how it ought to be done.

None of this oversanitized "putting down like an old dog"- which in my opinion was done so the foolish could feel better about themselves, but which I regard as crueler- a swarm of bullets is brutal, but it's fast.

Condemned and squad face each other, man to man.

And dragging this guy's execution out a quarter-century is an abomination for all concerned, even him.

If you are going to do it, they should be a mandatory appeal, to be as certain as humans can make it that the law was observed and process run out properly- then kill him.

Otherwise, don't do it.
 
JERRY POURNELLE: What do they teach them in school nowadays?
 

‘Talks’ Between Obama, Blago Revealed

April 24th, 2010

From the New York Post:

Secret papers reveal Senate ‘talks’ between Obama and Blagojevich

By CHARLES HURT Bureau Chief

April 24, 2010

WASHINGTON — Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president’s public statements on the case.

According to passages in the papers filed Thursday by Blagojevich’s lawyers — which were blacked out under a judge’s order but made visible by a computer glitch — Obama, then president-elect, spoke directly to the disgraced governor on Dec. 1, 2008.

But just one week later — on the day Blagojevich was indicted — Obama told reporters flatly, "I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not — I was not aware of what was happening."

The allegation is just one of a host of thorny claims about Obama that were apparently inadvertently revealed when a blogger found it was possible to read the redacted lines by simply copying and pasting them into a regular text file…

The newly revealed sections also contradict Obama’s claims that he never discussed favorable legislative action in exchange for a large campaign contribution with his former neighbor, fund-raiser and key supporter Tony Rezko, who has since been convicted of fraud.

Blagojevich’s lawyers charge that Rezko has told the feds that, indeed, he did have such conversations with a "public official." The defense believes the official to be Obama.

Also contained in the unredacted papers is a claim that, contrary to his denials, Obama did push longtime friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett for his old Senate seat using a union official as a go-between with Blagojevich.

The filing indicates that the union official has testified to federal investigators about a phone call he had with Obama on the day before he won the presidency in which he indicated that Jarrett "would be a good senator for the people of Illinois and would be a candidate who could win re-election." …

Funny how no one investigating Mr. Blagojevich and no one in our watchdog media discovered this.

Just kidding. It isn’t funny at all.

But what a shock it is to learn that Mr. Obama is something less than honest.

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"I picture Blago in the driver’s seat on this one. Valerie Jarett is obviously implicated but with Apparachik Holdren in the [in]Justice Dept., its likely that this investigation will go the way of the black panther investigation. I completely understand why Blago has stayed in the limelight, reality shows, talk shows, etc., he’s worried he might have a Ron Brown-style “accident.”"
 
Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, April 24, 2010, 2:53 PM

What a complete shock.
The latest lib grassroots astroturf group “The Other 95%” was founded by a career leftist who also co-founded the confused Billionaires for Bush group.

The Billionaires for Bush leftists were upset Iraqis was liberated from the Saddam Hussein regime. They liked the Clinton strategy.

Neil Munro at the The National Journal reported:

Tea Party activists and their myriad rivals in the Democratic Party’s coalition of supporters are using new media technology and tactics in a rapid-fire campaign to undermine, counter and demean the other side’s appeal to swing voters.

Shortly before this year’s April 15 tax day protests, for example, Marco Ceglie and several friends used Facebook to rally perhaps 100 people to stage a counterprotest in Washington under a professionally made banner declaring themselves “The Other 95%.”

Standing before a bank of reporters and cameras, Ceglie said that “we’re just moderates, we’re just Democrats, Republicans, we’re the other 95 percent, and we’re tired of seeing this fringe 5 percent [of Tea Party activists] on the news every night bashing taxes.” When interviewed by National Journal, Ceglie said the rally was “pretty much as grassroots as it gets… I’m not a Democratic activist myself [and] my first vote was for George W. H. Bush.”

But Ceglie’s website reveals his long career as a left-leaning political activist, including stints at the antiwar group Bring Them Home Now and at Billionaires for Bush, a street-theater group organized to protest the policies of George W. Bush. When asked whether he’s running an authentic grassroots campaign or an Astroturf campaign, Ceglie replied, “It depends on how you define ‘grassroots.’”

“I think a few people getting together to make a sign is much more authentic and sincere” than a corporate-funded Tea Party movement, he said. “My living is teaching people how to get their message out,” he said, adding that “I don’t make a full-time living in politics. I wish I did.”

Tea Party activists scoff at Ceglie’s group. “They’re Astroturf,” said Jim Hoft, who operates the GatewayPundit website. Grassroots movements are led by people who “generally have not been in politics, or associated with politics,” he said, adding that “80 percent of the people [in the Tea Party movement] are people who have never protested before.” In contrast, he said, Ceglie and his peers “are hard-core activists…. They’re experts, they’re weaned on this stuff.”

The emergence of the Other 95% group comes as Democrats have begun to reassess their initially scornful criticism of the Tea Party movement as “tea baggers,” as corporate-funded Astroturf, as racists and as potentially violent. On March 30, for example, President Obama said the movement contains “a broader circle” of people “who are legitimately concerned about the deficit, who are legitimately concerned that the federal government may be taking on too much.”

This more conciliatory message, however, is accompanied by a stream of statements from other top Democrats declaring the Tea Party groups to be extreme, racist or a potential cause of terrorism.

Once again we’re looking at a top-down stuctured leftist group unlike the true grassroots structure we see in the tea party movement. No wonder their freaking out.

There’s more at the The National Journal.


2,776 posted on 04/25/2010 2:39:23 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Judge Holds Emergency Hearing In Blagojevich Case Defense Motion To Subpoena President Barack Obama

Story where appraiser in Rezko/Obama deal says it was a payoff:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83760

Feds have Rahm on tape 21 times re the Senate seat:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/1333057,CST-NWS-SNEED16.article

Scroll to 3:15:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c5Cspu1KnE

Blago, the union connection (Stern?), and phone records contradict Obama’s statement here.

Obama’s Eligibility: Here’s Your Sign! [Ref: DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office]

Climate consensus collapses in Senate - Kerry’s bill on hold after GOP ally bolts

Iranian Displays Advanced Ballistic Missiles, Air Defense Systems...

OBAMA'S 'MOB-TIE' $IDEKICK ( Giannoulias and )

The Anger of Obama

Disastrous leadership

 
 

Two republics

The Global Warming Scare Industry Suppresses Benefits of CO2 (More Food, Fuel, Feed, and Fodder)

 

2,777 posted on 04/25/2010 4:18:27 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Arizona Revolt - Have Americans Finally Decided To Take Back Their Country?

Message From Arizona: Don't Tread On Me

MS-13 & Los Zetas: Perfect Together

Arab racist Genocide in Africa, Worst Crimes Against Humanity since WWII

Re South Park, The Silence Of The Media Lambs Continues. “That’s right: an American-born Muslim convert with ties to a small extremist group operating openly in the United States of America can affect the programming policy of a cable comedy network whose headliners — Stone and Parker, and Jon Stewart — pride themselves on their fearless irreverence.”

Funny how all those talking-heads who solemnly warned us about the danger of violenct speech don’t have anything to say about, you know, actual threats. Maybe if we tell them he’s really a Tea Party mole . . .

The Most Enduring Legacy Of Nazi Hate

Share your ideas for breaking the LA Times’ stonewall on the Obama/Khalidi Tape.

SEIU and The Obamas (Both) in North Carolina

Bloomberg's aggressive stance against guns

The Bloomberg bill takes major steps toward national gun registration.

I was with a group of traders recently – some of them traded commodities, others traded stocks, and still others traded currencies. What was striking was their uniform belief that the end times were near. The system, they believed, was truly on the edge of collapse.

The tenor of conversations that I’ve had with business leaders of late has taken a dramatic turn. For a long while, many were convinced that the Federal Government – specifically the Obama Administration – would eventually back off of its profligate agenda and focus on getting its fiscal house in order. After all, they used to maintain, President Clinton had faced a similar challenge early in his first term, and he had ended up turning into a serious deficit hawk (aided, of course, by a Republican Congress after 1994).

But this sort of optimism has all but vanished from my conversations, replaced by something approaching panic. Health care reform was the turning point. An expensive, complicated, invasive bill which lost public support in proportion to the disclosure of its specifics – a bill that seemed dead after Massachusetts elected a Republican to the “Kennedy seat.” But, failing to heed these unambiguous signals from the American people, Democrats in Congress and the White House forged ahead anyway.

This raw exercise of political power has left moderates stunned. They’re now thinking, “Our ‘rulers’ in Washington really do not care what we think. They are hell-bent on spending beyond our means, and there’s nothing we can do about it right now. And by the time the election rolls around, it might just be too late.” That’s certainly how these traders felt.

There is a huge reserve of strength and good will in the American people. It is literally the only force on this planet with the ability to turn the ship around. The “ruling class” won’t do it. The “moneyed class” won’t do it. The “chattering class” won’t do it. The “intellectual class” won’t do it. It will be the tens of millions of productive citizens who – with the help of modern communication technology – will force an accounting, and accountability.

The misadventures of the political class has awakened a sleeping giant, and it’s on the move.

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Here it is re posted.

112 All right, morons, as promised a recap of my lunch with Karl Rove.

First, he is REALLY a great guy. He is everything you see on TV and more. He is skinny, which when you see the old pictures you expect a large guy.  NOT

Smart?  Holy shit.  His recall of events is simply unbelievable.  Names? never forgets anyone he meets.

Two and a half hours of stories will be hard to recap, so the short version.

Where to start? 

He is baffled by the MSM and their hypocrisy.  He believes basically that they are all fellow travelers and don't even see their bias. 80% went to four schools, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, Yale.  They hate anyone making more than them.  They think they should be "Entitled".

Fox news?  He loves everyone there, especially Hannity.  Points out that Hannity is still living 6 miles from where he went to HS and still hangs out with his HS and college buddies.  That's pretty cool.

O'Reilly is a little weird.  Says he refuses to call him Karl its always Mr. Rove.  There's more but I can't say anything.

Predictions?  House 35 seats, Senate 8-9 maybe 10.  President nomination? no clue.  Thinks its too early.  Palin, she's making money, that's it.

FL? Christo is a self centered guy and has no chance.  If he goes Ind. all his fundraiser's quit.  He is dead in the shed.

Obama, most arrogant person he's every met.  DA HUH!

Steele.  GOP started with 24 mill now has 10 mill. "He's our chairman until January".  He is going around Steele, has started three PAC's and two 527's.

Immigration.  We need the Hispanics to win.  Need 35%.  Pointed out that the group most likely to start a business?  Hispanics.  Worries we are insulting the Cubans and other natural allies.

Mitt and Mormons?  Noted that when Mitt's dad ran for president there was not one story about his religion.  Thinks morons are a little strange, but doesn't believe it is a problem for Mitt.

If I start all of the 9/11 stories, it would be a whole thread.  Let's just say it was utter chaos that day.

I told him his nick name here, The Magnificent Bastard and he loved it.  He said he is really Darth Vader, and that Cheney should not get the name.

I am not kidding!

He knows the guys at Power Line, but AoSHQ has not made his list.

Final note, he mentioned that the guy Cheney shot down in Texas was HIS lawyer, but that it was the lawyers fault.

I left the lunch totally fired up.  I smell victory!

LA Times: Cities feeling the pinch

I have little doubt that Ubanga and the rats will find a way to dump (even more) hard-earned tax dollars into the corrupt, concentrated Democrat parasite nests (”cities”). This administration is all about reparations.

19 posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010 11:13:34 AM by Lancey Howard

2,778 posted on 04/25/2010 9:33:43 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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One of the most ingenious things the Obama campaign did in 2008 was to nullify all questions about why he refused to produce his birth certificate, by stoking the “birther” conspiracy that he was not born in the United States and, thus, painting anyone who talked about his birth certificate as insane.

It’s classic magic trick distraction.

Whenever anyone questions why the current President of the United States refuses to release his original birth certificate, his followers immediately launch into an Alinsky-based attack on the person who brought the matter up — attacking that person as a “birther”.

This is a remarkably effective trick, because no one ever sees the REAL reason he does not want his birth certificate released.  The “birther” screaming and yelling keeps attention focused away from what his original birth certificate would reveal about his father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr.

In 1961, when Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, his father would have most likely be listed as “Arab”, not black, on his birth certificate.  Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was only 1/4 black, and identified himself as a Kenyan Arab.  According to how the British would have recorded him in their documents back then, BHO Sr. would have been “Arab”.

Furthermore, if Hawaii’s birth certificates in 1961 were like our own birth certificates from Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York in the 1970s, then Obama’s official and original birth certificate would have been handwritten, with the religion of his parents recorded under their names.  That’s what all of our birth certificates say, anyway.  ”Catholic” is listed under most of our mothers’ and fathers’ names, with “Baptist” and “Episcopalian” on two of those slots.

We’ve always believed the reason Obama does not produce his birth certificate is because his father is listed as “Arab” and “Muslim” on that form, which is what he would have been recorded as in 1961 in Hawaii.

That cuts against the narrative that Obama rode to the White House, which he affirmed in his 2010 census — which is that he is black.  This is how he has chosen to self-identify, and it’s the tool he used to advance himself so fast through the Democrat Party.  He even had William Ayers write two books all about his racial grievances.

None of that flies if the public sees that his father was an “Arab” “Muslim”, as recorded on that birth certificate.

The public would have a very bad reaction to this, and would look upon the Lightbringer as a fraud and liar.

The whole White House of cards would collapse.  Re-election 2012 would be a non-starter.

Hence, the White House and every Democrat in office is doing everything it can to make sure Obama’s original birth certificate never sees the light of day.

We believe if efforts in Arizona, Georgia, and Oklahoma succeed and they, and other states, pass legislation requiring presidential candidates to produce their original birth certificates to appear on the 2012 ballot, there will be some sort of fire or other accident at the Hall of Records in Honolulu.  Expect a discovery relative to that which announces Obama’s original birth certificate, on file in Hawaii, was destroyed in that fire or other mysterious accident (beneficial to the White House).  Because Obama moved around so much as a child, and because his mother and grandmother are now dead, the White House will announce they are unable to locate his familial copies of his original birth certificate. Thus, the recently computer generated “Certificate of Live Birth” produced by Obama will be the only document available for public inspection.

Obama’s narrative depends on his father being a black atheist from Kenya…a “goat herder”.

The reason the birth certificate will never see the light of day is because it reveals his father to be an “Arab” “Muslim”, and damn proud of it.

What’s happened here is that Obama promoted a lie about who his father really was — and he did this to get elected to high office.  Now in that office, he needs to do everything possible to protect and eternally perpetuate that lie, lest he lose it all.

And the main strategy for protecting the lie is to demonize anyone asking questions about it — which is the Alinsky Method.  Attack anyone asking where the birth certificate is and why it won’t be produced, call them “birthers”, and paint them as crazy…so that no one ever stops to look at the REAL reason the White House won’t produce a simple document and end all controversy.

Because they do not want you to see that Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was an “Arab” “Muslim”, according to that document.

When Obama Was Just "Dumpling Ears"

Jeff Kuhner declares we have a fascist gangster...Obama must release all records ("O'Reilly Stupid")

Arizona’s “Shots Heard ‘Round the World”

Violent Pro Illegal Immgration Protest in Arizona

Here are our good frineds from Mexico...A favored group of people by our last President...

The video clearly shows......2000 against 1....

Very typical...

Watch the video America.

http://www.floppingaces.net/2010/04/25/violent-pro-illegal-immgration-protest-in-arizona/

Obama Commemorates Elbe River Meeting [Obama commemorates Communists]

...and he's committed U.S. troops to march in the May Day Parade in Moscow in Red Square.

Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

welcome 

Comin' soon...  to MØbozo's MØ-merica...

The New Currency Bill

by snork ( 51 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Financial, Open thread, Politics, Progressives at April 25th, 2010 - 4:00 pm

When we’re done with inflation, one of these will get you a cup of coffee:

And with that cheerful thought, this is an open thread.

Melting glaciers in Glacier Park: The view from 1963

Why the recession in Denver (and everywhere else) just won't go away

Progressives compare Tea Party Movement to Terrorists

by Rodan ( 84 Comments › )
Filed under Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Liberal Fascism, Progressives, Tranzis at April 25th, 2010 - 10:00 am

Mark Steyn hits a home run with this article. The Totalitarian Progressive Movement is labeling the Tea Party Movement as extremists. They are attempting to link them to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Lead by Bill Clinton, they claim Timothy McVeigh is of the same Ideology as this movement. Clearly this is a smear to get Americans to not support the Tea Parties.

I suppose the thinking runs something like this. All things considered, the polls on Obamacare aren’t totally disastrous, and the president’s approval numbers seem to have bottomed out in the low forties, and when you look at what that means in terms of the electoral map this November, you’ve only got to scare a relatively small percentage of squishy suburban moderate centrists back into the Democratic fold, and how difficult can that be?

Hence, Bill Clinton energetically on the stump, summoning all his elder statesman’s dignity (please, no giggling) in the cause of comparing Tea Partiers to Timothy McVeigh. Oh, c’mon, they’ve got everything in common. They both want to reduce the size of government, the late Mr. McVeigh through the use of fertilizer bombs, the Tea Partiers through control of federal spending, but these are mere nuanced differences of means, not ends. Also, both “Tim” and “Tea” are three-letter words beginning with “T”: Picture him upon your knee, just Tea for Tim and Tim for Tea, you’re for him and he’s for thee, completely interchangeable.

Read The Rest: Mark Steyn: Tea Party the new front in ‘war on terror

These Progressive say nothing about the Revolution Islam punks who threatened Comedy Central. Instead they focus their concern on American Patriots. This is why come November, the Democrats are bye bye!

Where's My Free ObamaCare?

 
 

Cap-and-Trade Treason

 

2,779 posted on 04/25/2010 3:46:21 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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The Vehicular Costs of Illegal Immigration in Georgia

Tea Partiers Racist? Not So Fast. “The lead investigator, political science professor Christopher Parker, graciously provided me with the fuller data — which strongly contradict the notion of the Tea Parties as a unique hotbed of racism.”
 
SORRY, WE’RE STILL SCREWED: Reihan Salam says we’re heading into a decade-long economic buzz saw.
 

Via Maxed Out Mama.

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Hmmm: BettySueLA
 April 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

As a lot of people here probably know, the Democratic Primary in 2008 was nothing but fraud. We documented threats, death threats, harassment, destruction of personal property, you name it, for those who refused to change their support from Hillary to Obama. The Clintons knew and so did McCain, however, McCain was born in PANAMA, so he had issues of his own. He did the honorable thing, and provided his documentation, and it was declared he was eligible, but the lefties sued him all over the place. I have a copy of the lawsuit against McCain’s eligibility that was filed in California.

As for why they didn’t speak up? Well, the obvious reason is the racism BS. Can you imagine what kind of riots we would have if white America declared the first black Presidential nominee ineligible because he was born elsewhere, or because his father disqualified him? Understand that many people know Obama is not eligible and say “so what” because they couldn’t care less about the Constitution.

Bill Clinton made a veiled reference to it when someone asked him if Obama was “qualified” to be President. He said “well if he’s over 35, and a CITIZEN, then he is.” That was a direct reference to it. As for Hillary, she got a job out of it. What else could she do if she didn’t tow the line? Write a book? She would have been shunned by the party formerly known as the Democratic Party, which is now nothing but an ugly crime machine, and embarrassment to America.

MORE hmmm: April 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Many of you remember back in 2008 when I, and my partners, started a documentary about the voter fraud in the Democratic Primary. Obama has never been the President, never, and never will be. He was nominated by fraud, elected with fraud, and per the Constitution he can never be President. It’s not about being born in Hawaii, but about his father being Kenyan and NOT A US CITIZEN. Obama is not “Natural Born” and CAN’T BE because of Obama, Sr. I have heard the Frank Marshall Davis rumors, and if that is true then the argument is moot. But I truly think two things…1) He was born in Kenya (there is no proof he was born in Hawaii, but rather tons of proof he was born in Kenya). 2) The BC is kind of a distraction because of the obvious…he’s not eligible whether or not he ever shows the document. The bottom line is this…he’s not legit. Period. One of these days it’s going to come out. The Clintons know it, McCain knows it, Pelosi (who filed the FAKE DNC Certification) knows it. You can only lie for so long…Hopefully we can rid this country of the cancer that Obama is before he totally destroys the country.

Even more "hmmm"-- April 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm

There are so many things about Obama that are fraudulent, or out and out lies. Not just the eligibility thing…his education, who paid for it, his school records, the books he wrote and his dubious associations. None of these are the characteristics of someone who should EVER have been the President of the United States. Never. And we are seeing the outcome of the biggest mistake in America’s history. All of us who suffered through that sham of a primary knew what was coming. He’s the biggest threat and danger to America in our history. No one knows who he really is, and the fact that we are even spending our time trying to figure out the normal routine things that people have to provide to get a drivers license is terrifying. In 2008 when we called him the Manchurian Candidate people laughed. It’s not so funny now, now that we are seeing him destroy our country at warp speed. All I can say is we warned everyone. Anyone who voted for Obama owes America a big apology. The information was out there, but people ignored it. Now we suffer. As for him being a Muslim? DUH. How’s that Israel thing working out for the Jews who voted for him? I picketed at the LA Times to try to get them to give up that Rashid Khalidi tape. You know Obama’s best friend, PLO Terrorist Khalidi, noted Jew hater, who had a dinner party at which Obama allegedly spewed Jew hate. That tape WILL come out some day. Why Jews vote Democrat I will never know, but voting for Obama was nothing but Jewicide.

Democrat Oberstar “Oh, don’t worry what my bill says, just know I intend no harm!” [Darleen Click]

“You can trust me! Totally! I pinky swear!”

Don’t ya know, The Feds have your best interests at heart. Really.

Rep. James Oberstar wants to rewrite the Clean Water Act. If the Minnesota Democrat gets his way, the federal government will have even greater authority to take private property. [...]

Oberstar, who represents the 8th District in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, wants to strike from the Clean Water Act the word “navigable,” a restriction in the original bill based on constitutional principles that limit Washington’s regulatory reach.

Without that check, the federal apparatus will have dominion over all waters in America. Rainstorm puddles, mud holes, drainage and irrigation ditches, ponds, intermittent streams and prairie potholes on private lands. These have nothing to do with interstate commerce, but would suddenly be subject to federal rules — as would adjacent property — if the word is removed from the law. [...]

Farmers should be particularly concerned. The Oberstar bill gives federal regulators the power to police farming practices and to take their land through regulatory restrictions if those practices are deemed to be in violation of the law.

With the federal government already hobbling California farmers by denying them water, in large part due to the Endangered Species Act, Oberstar’s ambition is an existential threat to farms.

In the video above check out how the NPR Spokeshole is so very trusting of Oberstar’s “intent.”

(h/t Ed Morrissey)


2,780 posted on 04/26/2010 12:51:27 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Forget:

APRIL 25, 1980--THE DAY JIMMY CARTER KNEW HE WAS A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT

Obama Is Enabling Nuclear Breakout

Scary Tea Parties? [Jourbalists smear the citizenry]

Obama Told Debt Commission "Everything is on the Table"; Includes Higher Taxes - Video 4/25/10

How about spending cuts; those on the table? Can we cut Obastardcare?

No, I didn't think so. He's lying, the way he always does; it may be "on the table" but it will never, ever be permitted into the end result if Obastard and the fascists, I mean Democrats, don't like the ideological aspects of it. They'd rather kill grandparents than actually fix the healthcare system.

Democrats Lie, Grandparents Die, small 
version 

Fire Obama, fire the Senate, fire the House...

START OVER.

Eligibility Bill introduced in Georgia

Twenty Years of Advocacy, Not Journalism, on Global Warming (Amazing Study)

Russia's top weatherman's .....says winter in Siberia may be COLDEST on record

State reps want to fight violence with National Guard's help

How about two much simpler ideas? One, remove all the PC BS restrictions on the Police, thus allowing them to effectively do their jobs. Two, do not un-Constitutionally deny private citizens the right to protect themselves with firearms.

ISRA: Chicago Priest ( Michael Pfleger ) Calls for Murder of Gun Shop Owner

Virginia school kids to learn about gun safety--opponents of gun safety object

Shrugging Out explained--two video podcasts

This is similar to what Dr. Helen Smith (married to Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds) speaks about on PJTV; she calls it “going Galt.”

VIDEO: Geithner: "I Never Had A Real Job"

ALMOST NOBODY in this "administration" has had a real job:

Growing Anger At Collapse Of U.S.A. Standard Of Living

A decline in the American standard of living is exactly what the voters voted for in November. Why are they angry about it? They got exactly what they asked for.
 
Obama

No Fear

Mississippi Tornado an EF-4, 1.75 miles wide!

Central FLorida Weather Alert - Very Heavy WX Along Line Tampa,Lakeland,Orlando,Kissimmee,Cocoa,D.B.


2,781 posted on 04/26/2010 3:22:07 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Clinton: War In the Middle East, This Year, At Any Time

Obama’s Debt Commission Will Consider a Value-Added Tax

Don't
get
cocky,
Kid...

Daniel Henninger on the coming electoral disaster for Democrats

FRANCIS CIANFROCCA: What the Tea Party Movement Is Really About:

Here’s what the TP itself really fears, in an inchoate way that for most of its members doesn’t rise to the level of clear understanding, but is still intuitively very powerful: the US is embracing central planning as a governing theory, as fast as our legislative processes will allow. . . . Central planning has two primary flaws, when compared with economic freedom: it misallocates resources, and it magnifies the impact of corruption. I could write a decent-sized book explaining both of those mechanisms, but because I’ve never been busier in my life than I have been these past few weeks, I’ll cut to the conclusion.

The endpoint of central planning, if not outright failure, is a much deeper and more intractable division of society into haves and have-nots. After promising a better world for everyone, the progressives will end up creating a society that is more polarized than ever. . . . And we’re already seeing everywhere, from David Brooks to Noam Chomsky, the signs of how the elites will have to deal with the polarization: by loudly proclaiming in their captive media that the have-nots are stupid and, eventually, evil.

Indeed. Related thoughts here: “Money can be used to create value, or it can fuel the exercise of power, but not both. . . . Free people multiply. The all-powerful State is only good at division.”

 
"...I have worked hard, support my family, and have never taken my neighbor's money. But then I sat there and watched millions of people wanting a chance to get at my money which they called "Obama money". I felt so sad for America. And then, last summer, I saw people that felt like me showing up at town hall meetings. I heard the voice of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity saying EXACTLY what I was thinking.... and suddenly I was not alone! The media is trying to say I am a racist or something equally as evil. I am not. I am an American ..."

Rethinking Education. Maybe less really is more !

Obamacare’s Danger Signs ("Wheels are starting to come off of Obamacare")


obamacare wheels

House Democrats are watching the justifications for their health-care votes evaporate

One scenario that went through my mind is the following. The Dems are looking at a small disaster in November and many are now realizing the justifications for their health care vote were smoke and mirrors. They know that loyalty to Obama has cost them their job. They also know that Obama is not eligible. If he can be removed, the health care bill is null and void and if they can get credit for removing him from office, they may just save their political hides. The knives come out and they get some real evidence. It makes them look like idiots, but some political theater can convince the majority of Dem voters that the congresscritters really didn't know he was ineligible. (That is the easy part.) Would they do it? I don't think so, but it is not completely impossible. Hmmm....

And believe it or not, no drugs were consumed before I wrote this.

11 posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 9:52:46 AM by 17th Miss Regt

Original Certificate of Live Birth from Hawaii is different from Obama’s COLB

Wisconsin and the Voter Fraud Agenda

Video: Arizona SB 1070 Protest Organizer Assaults Photographer!

They’re back: A gallery of open-borders extremists; Update: May Day is Che Day, vandals strike

Longtime readers will remember that in 2006 and 2007, I provided extensive coverage of the open-borders radicals who didn’t just push for amnesty, but revealed their anti-American, anti-sovereignty, anti-police, pro-Che colors in all their fury. Some of those posts went viral and this one of the American flag desecration at Montebello High School still shows up in my e-mail box.

Over the weekend, the open-borders extremists returned to the streets. But you won’t see CNN and MSNBC hunting them down Susan Roesgen-style and decrying these fringe wackos.

Since they are back, I am back — doing the job the amnesty-sympathizers won’t do for fear of being labeled RAAAAAAACIST. Behold:

Whoops. They didn’t get the “Wave an American flag” memo:

(Go to link, this crap is outrageous)

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Hispanics Pile Pressure on Obama over Immigration Reform

Obama Abandons Climate Bill in Congress, will have EPA Regulate CO2 Instead

The Hidden Agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center

PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA (Repost, from 2004 speech & Snopes confirmation, 2005)

Immigration Protesters Vow Payback At Polls (Yea Right!!!)

Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status

Obama Orders DOJ To Challenge Ariz. Immigration Law

White Nationalism on the March (Guess who he's referring to?)

You should visit the website and just take in the vast amounts of racist drivel spouted by the supporters of this guy. And they say white people are the problem?

Thousands Protest Obama's Stance On Israel

Dozens join in brawl at North Toledo park (More violent youths- no need for police report- video)

“The Negro has many pent up tensions and latent frustrations, and he must release them. If his repressed emotions are not released in non violent ways, they will seek expression through violence, this is not a threat but a fact of history. This normal and healthy discontent can be channeled into... nonviolent direct action.”
-”Letter From a Birmingham Jail”, Dr. Martin Luther King, 16 April 1963

Background on that 2005 riot. And the media originally claimed it was the white supremacists who rioted...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/toledoriot/index

More Global Warming Profiteering by Obama Energy Official

Surprising documents made available to this author reveal that Assistant Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi has a huge financial stake in companies likely to profit from the Obama administration’s “green” policies.

I Want A To Fire All Government Workers


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WHEELS ALREADY COMING OFF OBAMACARE? “Not one of its major programs has gotten started, and already the wheels are starting to come off of Obamacare. The administration’s own actuary reported on Thursday that millions of people could lose their health insurance, that health-care costs will rise faster than they would have if the law hadn’t passed, and that the overhaul will mean that people will have a harder and harder time finding physicians to see them. . . . This is an objective report by administration actuaries that shows this sweeping legislation has serious, serious problems.” Maybe next time they’ll read the bill before passing it. Nah, who am I kidding?
 


obamacare wheels
 
Hold The VAT — Taxpayers May Prefer Spending Cuts. You think?
 

OBAMA MAKES racial appeal for votes. Kinda exclusionary to white males, anyway.

UPDATE: A comment on Obama’s naked racial appeal:

 
MORE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR WES JONES’ JEW-JOKE. “All-in-all, I’d call it a very unwise joke for a security advisor to The American President to make, especially if the president is trying to convince the nation -by his words more than his actions- that he supports capitalism and the free market, the existence of Israel and the defeat of the Taliban.” Yeah, keep this stuff up and people are going to wonder if the White House is anti-semitic or something.
 
ROSS DOUTHAT ON THE SOUTH PARK AFFAIR: “This is what decadence looks like: a frantic coarseness that ‘bravely’ trashes its own values and traditions, and then knuckles under swiftly to totalitarianism and brute force.”
 
A BOOBQUAKE REPORT: “Facebook has become a place for chesty revolt!¡Viva la Revolución!
 

Obama’s financial “reform:” It’s all about the boodle

April 26, 2010 10:13 AM by Michelle Malkin

In front of the cameras, the Democrats will lambaste the greedy, Wall Street money. Behind the scenes, they’re pocketing Wall Street campaign donations and working out deals.

First, the latest from Capitol Hill:

National Review has a good rundown of all the favors to Wall Street embedded in the legislation, including front-door bailouts, backdoor bailouts, and Big Labor goodies.

Barack Obama’s Big Lie — that taxpayers are not funding this fund — is refuted by the CBO (via Morning Bell):

James Gattuso at Heritage has much more in an analysis of the 14 fatal flaws in the Dodd plan.

I’m reading a terrific history of Chicago corruption by James Merriner, Grafters and Goo Goos: Corruption and Reform in Chicago, 1833-2003, who writes of the ageless, interdependent relationship between Windy City politicos and “goo goos” (the derisive term for good government reformers). The derision is well-earned. In Chicago, and in Chicago-on-the-Potomac, “reform” has always entailed wealth redistribution under the guise of public service.

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Chicago Zimbabwe on the Potomac.

 

TEST


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The exposure continues: blog Celestial Junk and Breitbart News "BigJournalism" also have posted the Muhammed Test.
 

Two Democratic state representatives asked the Governor of Illinois to use the National Guard against Chicago’s criminals. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford “said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence”. But Weis disagreed, saying it was unlikely the governor would act against Mayor Daley’s wishes; besides using the National Guard would lead to another Kent State incident.

What he envisions, Fritchey said, is a “heightened presence on the streets,” particularly on the roughly 9 percent of city blocks where most of the city’s violent crimes occur. … So far this year, 113 people have been killed across Chicago, the same number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined in the same period, Fritchey said.

“As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world,” Fritchey said. “The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly taking place right in our backyard.”

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The enforcement of laws in places like Chicago is not only physically dangerous but if performed opens the officer to career-ending charges or even threat of jail time.

Exactly right. The same crowd of “activist” morons that are complaining about crime are the first to scream racism and police brutality any time a police officer tries to do his job. They demand action with one hand, and do everything possible to prevent it with the other.

I saw this farce play out over and over in New York. As crime was dropping dramatically under Giuliani, all you got from “the community” was ranting about Racist Giuliani and Adolph Giuliani (civility, anyone?) and police brutality and the “prison/industrial complex”. It never occurred to these folk that the biggest beneficiaries of the drop in crime was the black community. Thousands of lives were saved, and countless traumatic crimes did NOT happen to black people because of Giuliani. Much deserved “thank you's” are yet to come forth.

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"Bushhitler using military to restore/maintain law and order in time of crisis=bad

Liberal democrat doing same=good

If you have a good double standard, you stick with it."

'…..”The request comes amid a recent surge in violent crime, including a night last week that saw seven people killed and 18 wounded, mostly by gunfire…….”

Gunfire? From guns??! In a town that sports some of the most restrictive firearms laws in the country? How is this possible?'

The Protocols of Chris Matthews

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Filed under Anti-semitism, Judaism, Media, Politics at April 26th, 2010 - 1:00 pm

The end result of leftism is anti-Semitism. Chris Matthews (who used to be pro Israel) turning on the Jews was as predictable as the day is long.  When  your “Messiah’s” policies are falling apart – blame the Jews. MSNBC is a despicable cesspool of hatred and Goebbels like propaganda. The husky pony-tailed blogger should take notice that Matthews and Obergruppenfuhrer Pat Buchanan are buddies.

by Stuart Schwartz

Jews.

Everywhere, there are Jews. They have penetrated the highest ranks of government, control vast swaths of the economy, and bend nations to their demonic will. But not to worry: Chris Matthews is on the case.

The host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on radical-left MSNBC has become a modern-day Paul Revere. But instead of the British, he gallops each weekday into a few (very few, with first-quarter ratings down 46% compared to last year) homes and warns the nation of the threat of this international circumcision cult that wants to serve up a heaping helping of world domination along with its bagels and lox.

One if by land, Jew if by sea. Welcome to the world of Chris Matthews. Oy.

As one writer for the radical Nation approvingly put it, Matthews demonstrates “nearly every night” his understanding of the threat posed by “socially- and politically-empowered hawkish Jews” to the United States. Matthews is a protégé of former president Jimmy Carter (notorious for blaming the Jews for everything from his failed presidency to elder abuse) and friend of MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan, who blames “U.S. Jewry” for such varied perversions as Hillary Clinton and anal sex in Hollywood.

Both are good friends and frequent guests on his show, as is Rep. Jim Moran, the Virginia Democrat who is not shy about sharing his nuanced view of the cause of America’s ills: The Jews did it, the Jews are doing it, and the Jews will continue to do it until stopped. In a public letter in the Beliefnet website owned by the Washington Post, former New York City mayor Ed Koch accused this “good friend” Chris Matthews of peddling “anti-Semitic blood libels.”
Matthews has long used his television platform to spotlight the danger to the United States posed by Israel and American Jews who actively conspire against the country. Call it “The Protocols of Chris Matthews,” or, perhaps, “The Protocols of the Elders of MSNBC.” Rid us of Israel, rid us of Jews, and Pandora will return to its pre-kosher bliss.

[...]

National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has described Matthews’s obsession with Jews as the “staple trope” of someone “who talks about Jews in the [Bush] administration the way Tailgunner Joe talked about Communists in the State Department.” Thomas Lifson, publisher of American Thinker, is more to the point, calling the Matthews description of Israel “nauseating.”

[...]

Read the rest here: Chris Matthews and the Jews

Update – National Security Adviser General James Jones likes to tell anti-Semitic Jokes

I know a funny joke about an unqualified black man who became president. Think the MSM will just laugh that one off if I tell it?

The Governing Class' Childish and Vicious Definition of Racism

—Ace

As Gabe posted below, Obama is urging all Americans to turn out for the polls in November to create a historic level of participation among all colors, races and creeds.

Well, not so much, of course. He wants "young people, blacks, Lations and women" to show up at the polls. White men needn't bother.

Is this racist? If the liberals' typical definition of racism were applied consistently, of course it would be racist. But of course it's not applied consistently. Racism is something white people, and Republican white people in particular, do. Liberals and especially black liberals are incapable of being racist.

If Obama's exhortations for only some of the electorate to participate in democracy sounds racist to you, why, that's probably a defect in you character -- and, in fact, probably evidence of a deep-seated, subconscious streak of racism in you yourself.

But that's just the standard-issue double-standard we all know and loathe. There's another disturbing element to it -- the automatic presumption among the privileged class that wherever blacks and whites diverge in political thought, it must be whites who are in the wrong, and not only in the wrong, but almost certainly motivated by racism.

But if it's not racist or wrong for blacks to generally vote according to the perceived "black economic interest," why is it wrong for whites to do the same? This is rarely explained, and when it is explained, it usually amounts to little more than rationalized ipse dixit restatement of the double-standard. It's wrong for whites to vote according to their perceived economic interest because they benefit from "white skin privilege" and they are the "dominant social group," upon whom a greater burden of acting for the greater good is placed, etc. Asked to defend the huge assumption of the rightness of a racial double-standard, academics tend to simply dream up closely-related assumptions and assert them (and claim those assumptions, in turn, "prove" the assumption they were asked to prove in the first place).

Let's not be childish about this. We are instructed every day that blacks are poorer than whites. There is no lack of evidence for this fact. It is therefore no surprise at all that blacks should generally favor wealth redistributionist policies more than whites, as blacks, being poorer, will tend to pay less into such a regime and receive more benefits out of it. Nor is it any surprise that whites should generally oppose such policies, as whites, being richer, will tend to pay more into such a regime and receive less.

There is hardly any cause here for liberals interested in honest, civil debate -- which they all to a man assure me is all they care about lately -- to scream "racism" over differences in white and black opinions over Obama's wealth-redistributionist agenda. You can call opponents of it greedy (but then, how are poorer blacks who are to be favored under that system any less greedy than whites, given that both are acting according to the precise same factor -- perceived personal net-economic self-interest?), but you can hardly brand someone "racist" for wanting to have an extra two or three thousand dollars.

Everyone wants an extra two or three thousand dollars. Politics, famously played within the 40-yard-lines in America, is 90% about who shall have an extra two or three thousand dollars and from whom shall be forcibly extracted that "free" two or three thousand dollars.

It is only an intellectual thug or "hater" who could assert that someone's quite-rational and utterly-understandable desire to keep two or three thousand dollars that he earned in the first place is evidence of racism and a vicious animosity towards blacks, rather than just wanting a fucking Sea-Doo this year.

This is as clear-cut an example as possible of a political position having nothing at all to do with race, as a formal matter, nevertheless causing a sharp divide between the races.

Another example -- cutting government payrolls. If my experiences at the DMV are any guide, there are a lot more blacks, as a fraction of the black population, working government jobs than whites (again, as a fraction of the white population).

If everyone in America, say, cares enough about ten other people enough that they take those other people's economic situations into account at all when making political decisions, we would find (and I am just making these numbers up out of whole cloth for illustrative purposes) that the average white guy might have a 1.5 people in his group of ten that he cares about with a public job, whereas the average black guy might have 2.3 people in his group of ten.

And that causes big disagreements between the races on cutting government payrolls. For the white guy, it's more upside -- he gets to lower the costs of government for himself, and only 1.5 of the people he knows could be adversely affected by the cuts. For the black guy, on the other hand, while he too would get the benefit of a cheaper and leaner government, he now has to worry about 2.3 people in his circle of close friends who will be harmed by that choice. Black enthusiasm for slashing government payrolls will thus be dampened.

Again, at no point in this topic was race explicitly a factor. This isn't about civil rights or interracial marriage or affirmative action. It's about as non-racial a subject as you could think of, and yet the races will have, due to different circumstances, noticeably differing levels of support for the policy.

And, again, simple economic self-interest perfectly explains both the voting behaviors of whites and blacks on this issue. But even though whites' voting behavior is easily and completely explained by morally-neutral economic concerns -- "Hey, if I cut government's costs, I'll have more money for myself and my family" -- the left and the media (BIRM) insists on supplementing that explanation with the cry of racism.

And when it comes to explicitly racial policies like affirmative action quotas and "plus factors"? Forget about it. Obviously a white man who opposes affirmative action quotas is a racist. It's simply not possible that he could see affirmative action quotas as by design making it harder for him to get key things in the one life God has granted him -- a good job, a plum promotion, a slot in an elite college -- and therefore opposes it simply because it disadvantages him and, indeed, harms him.

No, the only possible explanation as to why he should not want his employers, colleges, and own government discriminating against him is his hatred of the black race.

Once upon a time, charges of "racism" would chiefly be expected to fly in issues which explicitly reference race, such as affirmative action, or, lately, illegal immigration. The left's major innovation in the past 15 years is to apply that exact same paradigm to issues having nothing superficially to do with race such as tax policy, heath care policy, and, Dear Lord, even environmental policy.

Now, regarding Obama: In my own mind, what he did here is not racist. There is a very simple reason he wants blacks, Latinos, and women to turn out to the polls in great numbers: those cohorts vote for him. The man doesn't have to be a racist to understand that the more minorities and women show up for the polls, the better the odds the Democrats avoid an electoral Chernobyl.

On the other hand -- imagine the reaction if a Republican specifically urged white men to turn out at the polls like they've never done before.

In both cases -- in Obama's and the hypothetical Republican's -- it would be a case of the men acting not out of any particular racial impulse but instead doing simple statistics and deciding that if a group votes more for you than your opponent, you want more of that group voting -- obviously! -- but in only one case, of course, would the charge of racism attach.

And Obama and the Obama-loving media will never explain why this should be the case, but friends of his like Louis "Skip" Gates -- last glimpsed in the vicinity of a white officer who was "acting stupidly" in the sage opinion of our president -- will offer you a bunch of jargonized just-because-I-said-so twaddle about why double-standards are not only acceptable, but morally obligatory.


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70 Now, regarding Obama: In my own mind, what he did here is not racist. There is a very simple reason he wants blacks, Latinos, and women to turn out to the polls in great numbers: those cohorts vote for him. The man doesn't have to be a racist to understand that the more minorities and women show up for the polls, the better the odds the Democrats avoid an electoral Chernobyl.

The Precedent is not doing this for the reason you state.  He's not doing it for racist reasons, either.  What he's doing is trying to foment racial animus in this nation, to being this country to a boil.  He's been pulling this every so often and he is going to move much more heavily into this tactic as he loses his useful idiot majorities in Congress and switches to more executive actions and stirring racial strife. 

Now, he doesn't care about losing Congress, as he hates the dems as much as he hates most Americans, but he is preparing to finish his suicide run and blow the US up before he is tossed out of office and that will include getting the cities all whipped up and scaring whitey as much as possible.

This all comes back to the real intentions of The Precedent: He wants to exact revenge on this nation and take us down.  That's it.  For him, the racial edge is just one more tool of destruction he can wield against us. Make no mistake, he is pitting the races against each other as much as he is able, not looking to squeeze any votes out of anyone.

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More Global Warming Profiteering by Obama Energy Official (The hits just keep on coming!)

Why Does Obama Not Take Border Security Seriously?

Obama seeks to reconnect young people, African Americans, Latinos, and women for '10 upset (Barf!)

Learning How to Fight the (Debt) Collector

U.S. Economy Could Be Facing More Of A Downturn Than A Recovery

Obama’s Debt Commission Will Consider a Value-Added Tax

Hello AMT

Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny

Rush: The Obama Regime "At Its Racist Best" (Video)

Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn’t Happen, Congressional Black Caucus Owes America an Apology


delusional

Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Enemies List’ a Fantasy


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KEEPING UP THE PRESSURE: Andrew Breitbart; No More Beer Summits: Tea Party ‘N-Word’ Incident Didn’t Happen, And the Congressional Black Caucus Owes America an Apology.

"When I offered a reward of $100,000 to be donated to the United Negro College Fund if anyone produced video and audio evidence that this occurred, I was accused of a publicity stunt (because everyone knows that the best way to get publicity in America is to accuse a civil rights icon of lying about racism). Rep. Carson himself suggested that my challenge was “a veiled attempt to justify actions that are simply unjustifiable.” Get it? He calls protesters racist and if you ask him to prove it, you’re a racist, too. Needless to say, no one has claimed the $100,000..."

Plus, Letter to the Congressional Black Caucus from Tea Party Federation: Please Provide Evidence of Cannon N-Word Incident. I agree. I think it was a lie, and I think the Tea Partiers deserve an apology. This got me flak from the likes of the Socialist Workers Party and DailyKos, but so be it. Miserable flacks flying cover don’t change the truth — they tried to provoke a racial incident, and when they failed they lied about it.

Comments (11)  "Real civil rights heroes like Charlton Heston are called racists while black rights racists like Lewis are called heroes." "...Just another thief, liar and race hustler..."

The Divisive Left.  The Assistant Village Idiot observed that Democratic candidates tend to say, “I’ll fight for you,” whereas Republican candidates tend to say, “I’ll work for you.”

Haters On The March: “Heavens! The extremists are in the streets again. As I write, racially motivated opponents of Arizona’s new law that is intended to curb illegal immigration are festooning the state Capitol with swastikas — swastikas! — made of refried beans

REFRIED BEANS OF HATE.

and are planning legal action to block the law from taking effect. The world’s most buffoonsh political figure, the ‘Rev.’ Al Sharpton, has called for a boycott and is said (though this cannot be confirmed at press time) to be calling on Tawana Brawley to speak at an anti-anti-imigration rally. Naturally, The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, and kindred media outlets are set to repudiate these new outbreaks of hate and racist incitements to violence, narrow-mindedness, bigotry, etc., etc. Look for it tomorrow on the Daily KOS and other web sites dedicated to rooting out irrational prejudice and exposing the sore losers who don’t understand that elections have consequences and who won’t give a new law a chance but who divisively call for the repeal of the will of the people.”

FORGET THE DEPLORABLE JEWISH JOKE: Tom Maguire looked at the rest of Gen. Jones’ speech and writes: National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones Scares Me.

UPDATE: New York Magazine defends the joke. Carrying water. Note the update where Gen. Jones apologizes, undercutting their pathetic, politically-driven defense. I mean, would they have covered for Trent Lott this way? Not a chance. Hacks.

An Obamaville in Queens. Reader Kevin Greene writes: “Hundreds of people have set up a tent city on a street outside a company in Queens hoping just to get an application for the job. Not the actual job, mind you. They’re camping out just to get in line to get one of the 100 applications the company will hand out.” So how’s that stimulus working out?

PENNSYLVANIA’S TEA PARTY: Brewing For Years.

For the past several weeks the tea party movement has been widely maligned as radical and dangerous. For example, former President Bill Clinton, in a speech and a New York Times op-ed, has cautioned that supporting tea parties could unleash violent militias. The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report claiming they are “shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories, and racism.”

None of this fits with what I’ve seen. The tea parties I’ve spoken at in western Pennsylvania resemble church picnics—although their growing potency may be a signal of things to come on the national scene.

Read the whole thing.

They Bought A Home In Reno

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Just to watch it die.

Posted by Kate at 9:51 PM| Comments (11)

"I don't blame Obama, except peripherally because he's a dork.

No, the real bad guys here are the ones like Bawney Fwank who pushed and pushed and PUSHED for the "underprivileged" to get mortgages. When you give a $300k mortgage to a single mother with two kids and no job, it can't end well for anyone can it?

When you give the single mom a mortgage because government regulations FORCE you to, that's a whole 'nother level of ugly.

Everyone else involved, from the morons who thought this up to the morons who bought them were merely stupid. You can tell because they didn't have a chair when the music stopped."

Cleaning up our trashed border

April 26, 2010 01:42 PM by Michelle Malkin

Last week, I mentioned that activists from Smart Girl Politics in Arizona were organizing a border clean-up day in honor of slain rancher Robert Krentz.

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Doing the job…

They’re back: A gallery of open-borders extremists; Update: May Day is Che Day; vandals strike AZ capitol

April 26, 2010 11:06 AM by Michelle Malkin216 Comments | 14 Trackbacks

Thugs and commies and anarchists, oh my!

"there is an effort to criminalize enforcing the law"

Rush today on the Arizona law meant to deal with that state's illegal immigration problem:

Isn't protecting our legal citizens from an invading army of illegal aliens who are using our services and taking our jobs, a basic notion of fairness?

Isn't that in the Constitution in where is the fairness to American citizens on here? Where is it being applied?  How come the fairness here is being denied to American citizens?  Fairness is a casualty because of the behavior of American citizens.  What about the basic fairness of state and federal governments to protect the American citizens?  So it looks to me like what's going on in Arizona -- and it's not the first time -- there is an effort to criminalize enforcing the law.  And leading this effort is "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm," leading the effort to criminalize the enforcement of the law.  It's like on 9/11. Obama seems to only have empathy here for the perps.  He doesn't have any empathy or sympathy for the American people in Arizona, for the American citizens out there.

Of course, Obama has his supporters, particularly amongst the pious left:

Foreigners Out!

"The pizzas you eat come from Italy, your numerical system from the Arabs, your script from the Romans, your toys from Hong Kong, your electronic equipment from Japan, your clothes from Taiwan, your wealth from trade with the rest of the world. And then you shout 'Foreigners out!'?"
~ A church sign in Offenbach, Germany
(via Ekklesia)"

U.S.'s Toughest Immigration Law Is Signed in Arizona" (New York Times) 

Notice how the law is portrayed by Obama and his misguided followers. It's either racist or it's a violation of civil rights or it's xenophobia when in reality it's about a state attempting to do something to ensure that laws on the books are enforced, that rampant crime is dealt with, that the state's citizens are protected.

The new legislation (that link brought to us by Steve Schippert in an email to a blogger's distribution list I belong to) isn't complicated and far shorter (17 pages) than I expected.

An interesting clause in the relevant passage contains this most cogent (and under-reported) language:

25 F. THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO MAINTAINS AUTHORIZATION
26 FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REMAIN IN THE UNITED STATES.

Seems plain enough don't you think?

 

In the mean-time, there are those who in the attempt to clean up the border area, have come across some interesting items:

At the fence, we saw garbage everywhere including the Mexican side. We even heard a man clearing his throat on the other side of the border fence. We found a backpack with clothes that were wet from a newly opened water bottle that had spilled. We have every reason to believe there was someone in the wash we were walking who heard or saw us and took off. It was an eerie feeling. And yes, it only takes 3 seconds to hop a border because we found something that is never shown on the news or in distributed pictures: crossbars on both sides of the fence that are welded into the metal posts to serve as footholds. This is the handywork of illegals - not the way the fence was constructed. One can also witness the areas where a sledgehammer was used to break the footholds - probably done by border patrol. All someone has to do is slip their foot onto the cross bar to hoist themselves up, climb to the top bar and jump over. It's that easy! And that's what protects you and me from millions of unknowns.

The Arizona law is but yet another step by decent law-abiding citizens to take their country back.  Decent law-abiding citizens who are being misrepresented, slandered, and portrayed to be people they aren't by people who claim to hold the moral high ground.

 

I fail to see how these alleged moral high grounders can do these things in good conscience.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

 


2,785 posted on 04/27/2010 2:11:07 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Powerful Rationing Panel (Not Doctors) will Control the Amount of Health Care Seniors Can Get



Democrats Lie, Grandparents Die, small 

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DEMOCRATS HID DAMNING HEALTH CARE REPORT FROM PUBLIC UNTIL A MONTH AFTER VOTE

Video: FreedomWorks Exposes Left-Wing Hate (Mega Language Warning)

Audio: FreedomWorks’ hate mail over Geico firing quite nuanced indeed (violent & ugly)

New Video Shows "N-Word" Was Not Used At Health Care Tea Party Rally

Rejecting the Left

Interesting article, it touches on many of my own reflections and observations of the left over the years - most of them are, in fact, bullies (and deep down inside, utter cowards), and use every dysfunctional trick in the book to cow you, make you back down, and even try to get you to question your own beliefs and morality - failing that, they fall back on the old standard guilt trip. If that fails, then it’s personal attacks, mocking you, disrespecting you, and disenfrachising your opinion.

It’s utterly reprehensible behavior, but in their sick minds, they think it’s fine, because it’s a means to their ends, and that’s all they care about.

It’s pervasive in all aspects of our society now, in media, in politics, in business, in social settings, in personal relationships.

The Arizona Uproar

Now Arizona Has More Than One War In Our Backyards MY OPINION: Hezbollah using drug routes

Another moonbatmobile...
 

GOP slams brakes on Wall St. debate

The notion that the likes of President Obama, advisor Rahm Emmanuel, Sen. Chris Dodd, and Rep. Barney Frank are proposing “reform” of American banking and finance is truly a farce. Obama received around $1 million in campaign contributions from notorious Goldman-Sachs, and his chief of staff, Rahm “Deadfish” Emmanuel was on their payroll. Chris “Contrywide” Dodd has withdrawn from re-election to his Senate seat because of his disgraceful cronyism and kickbacks from the now defunct mortgage lender that cut him special deals as chairman of the Senate Banking committee. Likewise, Barney Frank has used his position as chair of the House Banking committee to drive forward foolish leniency on sub-prime mortgages by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, quasi-governmental lending giants at the heart of the collateralized security debacle. Meanwhile, over at the SEC, governmental regulators sat around surfing porn sites while Bernie Madoff went wild. What a pathetic performance.

7 posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:07:25 AM by CharlesThe Hammer
 

How's That Stimulus Working?: Unemployment Edition

 

The Left’s War on Tea Partiers--Disqualifying humans on the basis of race....

“One of the more dangerous features of the Left
has been its replacement of moral categories
of right and wrong, and good and evil
with three other categories:
black and white (race)...
male and female (gender)...
and rich and poor (class)...”
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I have been trying to explain this to people for years...
It usually elicits only a dumb look on their face...

13 posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:17:58 AM by Repeal The 17th

The ash cloud that never was: How volcanic plume over UK (was exaggerated due to computer models)

Dealing with the ADL – A Response

Turtle Advocates Urge Halt to Shrimping

"... and meantime, shrimp advocates call for halt to turtling..."

Thanks for a good laugh.

While I like sea turtles, I don't worship the damned things- like some folks in my area do.

We actually have a ( taxpayer financed, naturally ) "Turtle Center" at the state park here.

Maybe I'm just being "judgmental," but so far every car I've seen with a sea turtle sticker seems to be a moonbatmobile with "Coexist" or "Peace is Patriotic" or other left-wing gibberish as well.

Obama Pleads for His Base to Turn Out


Showboat

Obama hits 2010 campaign trail in US heartland

I have posted this before but it so relevant again. This was all planned and Obama was going to get his share.

Obama 2005 financial filings.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/congress/fin_dis/2005/o000167.pdf

stocks;
AVI biopharma
Sky Terra

mutual fund;
Vanguard

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/congress/fin_dis/2006/o000167.pdf
Obama 2006 financial filings;

STOCKS
Purchase GOLDMAN SACHS 2006, 2006,2006

Mutual funds,
Vanguard
Nuveen
Marshall prime money
PIMCO

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/congress/fin_dis/2007/o000167.pdf
2007 FINANCIAL FILINGS

Pretty much the same as 2006.

Obama Vanguard accounts.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread482681/pg1

87 posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:59:04 AM by OafOfOffice

26 posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:49:13 AM by combat_boots

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation!

Obama sends in the clowns

 

Barack Obama's Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Connection (08, Obama's connection to the housing collapse)

Unemployment Plagues Obama's Economic Agenda

Why Palin Drives Us All Mad

I lived through the Carter years. People were as angry then as they are now.

Palin, like Regan, refreshes us with her unabashed patriotism and “can-do” spirit.


2,786 posted on 04/27/2010 6:50:22 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Our 'Insulter-in-Chief' about to go into overdrive

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

It's time to play the race card

Truth comes out about "Death Panel" Tea Party was right

Breaking: Dems Hid Damning Health Care Report From Public Until a Month After Vote!

Mama Mia! Obama sics IRS tax henchmen on illegals & poor - Arizona profiling?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Costs, Crimes, & Related Problems (U.S.) [Arizona Gets It!!]

 

Minn. Group Wants Ariz.-Style Immigration Reform

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Dr. Manning: We have proof of Obama’s ineligibility

“DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office” http://bit.ly/dDgP3a All 3 branches of Fed. Gov. know

Spring snowstorm hits northern NY, New England

The Real Story of the Oklahoma City Bombing

While liberal news outlets such as MSNBC were cynically exploiting the April 19 anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by attempting to tie the terrorist attack to the anti-government sentiments of the modern-day Tea Party movement, investigative reporter Jayna Davis was setting the record straight in an exclusive interview on the AIM radio show, Take AIM. The Oklahoma City bombing was an Arab/Muslim terrorist attack on the United States, she says.

Davis, author of a blockbuster book on the attack, The Third Terrorist, has examined and presented the evidence showing that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was in fact a front man for Middle Eastern terrorists. The third terrorist, in addition to the two, McVeigh and Terry Nichols, who were convicted, was an Arab. This was the mysterious "John Doe" who was never found. But other members of an Arab terrorist network were involved, she says.

She says the evidence was ignored and dismissed because the Clinton Administration didn't want to go to war with Iraq, the likely culprit, and wanted to blame the attack on domestic right-wingers for political reasons.

The implications of what Davis has to say are that the case is still unsolved, that the FBI blew it, and that we may still be vulnerable to Arab terrorists infiltrating the U.S. and killing hundreds or thousands of innocent Americans.

Indeed, Davis suggested in her AIM interview that another attack on American soil may be coming, perhaps from the same networks which sponsored McVeigh.

Liberal media like MSNBC have peddled the false notion that McVeigh was motivated by domestic hatred of the government, and that the Tea Party movement is motivated by the same. Hence, by extension, the Tea Party movement will probably spawn anti-government fanatics who will kill people.

(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...

My Response To A Family Member Shocked That I, A Hispanic American, Support The Tea Party Movement


2,787 posted on 04/27/2010 1:52:47 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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SO HOW’S THAT GUN CONTROL WORKING FOR YOU? A Community Disorganized: Chicago Democrats Want National Guard Brought In.
 
FROM BEN CUNNINGHAM, a roundup of Tea Party news headlines.

TEA PARTY UPDATE: Poll stunner: Sen. Bennett on brink of defeat.

The poll found that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of the delegates identify themselves as supporters of the tea-party movement. That doesn’t necessarily mean they carry signs at rallies, Coker said, but they support the philosophy.

“What is uniting everyone right now is fiscal conservatism, and I’m not even sure I like the term conservative. It’s just responsibility. Just quit spending all the money,”
( AKA, "everybody else's money..." )

said David Kirkham, a co-founder of Utah’s tea party movement. “There are a lot of people who are angry. Are we responsible? I’m just glad we can be part of it.”

Yes, that’s the big tent.

 

RADLEY BALKO: A Right To Photograph The Police.

In fact, under Maryland law what Graber did isn’t actually a crime. For a recording to be illegal, one of the parties being recorded must have a reasonable expectation of privacy. A cop, acting as a cop, with his gun drawn, while standing alongside a public roadway, has no such expectation. On April 15th, Graber was released and the charges against him were dropped. As he told Miller, “The judge who released me looked at the paperwork and said she didn’t see where I violated the wiretapping law.”

Graber was harassed, intimidated, illegally arrested, and jailed for an act that clearly wasn’t illegal. According to Graber, the name of the judge who signed off on the raid of his parents’ home doesn’t appear on the warrant. As Graber told Miller, “They told me they don’t want you to know who the judge is because of privacy.” If true, that statement is so absurd it’s mind numbing. A judge issued an illegal warrant for police to invade the private residence and rummage through the private belongings of a man who broke no laws, and we aren’t permitted to know the judge’s name in order to protect the judge’s privacy?

Judges shouldn’t have “privacy” regarding judicial acts. They shouldn’t even have immunity. The doctrine of judicial immunity, as I’ve noted before, was created by . . . judges!

 If a dead tree drops in the forest and there’s no one there to read it, does it make a sound?

Unemployment challenges Obama’s economic narrative. “Even as he touts his efforts to put more Americans to work, President Barack Obama faces a public increasingly skeptical of his ability to bring jobs back to Main Street. . .

SHOCKER: Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Enemies List’ a Fantasy.

Related thoughts from Matt Welch. It’s not that the SPLC is a bunch of partisan political tools employing guilt by association and wild overreaches. I criticized Morris Dees on that to his face, on PBS Newshour back in 1995. It’s that they’ve become such an obvious, unsubtle, transparent bunch of tools.Barack Obama: Not Post-Racial Enough!

Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!

Barack Obama, "A More Perfect Union" - "As such, Reverend Wright's comments were not only wrong but divisive, divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems - two wars, a terrorist threat, a falling economy, a chronic health care crisis and potentially devastating climate change; problems that are neither black or white or Latino or Asian, but rather problems that confront us all. "

Barack Obama, A More Perfect Mid-Term Campaign - “This year, the stakes are higher than ever. It will be up to each of you to make sure that young people, African Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again...”

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"Campaign on the post racial, Govern on the most racial."
 
"The US is now a raging storm of racial tension, worse than any time I can remember. It is the direct result of left wing Alinskyite agitation from Washington, pitting identity group against identity group to save their sorry klepto-Marxist asses. Complicit in this socio-political crime is the partisan left media and the Alinsky NGOs who now feed freely at the public trough to spread their culturally divisive messaging."
 

Lead Story

They’re back: A gallery of open-borders extremists; Update: May Day is Che Day; vandals strike AZ capitol

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 26, 2010 11:06 AM

Scroll for updates…

Longtime readers will remember that in 2006 and 2007, I provided extensive coverage of the open-borders radicals who didn’t just push for amnesty, but revealed their anti-American, anti-sovereignty, anti-police, pro-Che colors in all their fury. Some of those posts went viral and this one of the American flag desecration at Montebello High School still shows up in my e-mail box.

Over the weekend, the open-borders extremists returned to the streets. But you won’t see CNN and MSNBC hunting them down Susan Roesgen-style and decrying these fringe wackos.

Since they are back, I am back — doing the job the amnesty-sympathizers won’t do for fear of being labeled RAAAAAAACIST. Behold:

Whoops. They didn’t get the “Wave an American flag” memo:

The slogan on the back of a protesting Puerto Rican singer from the band Calle 13 says “Luz verde para invadir Arizona.” Translation: “Green light to invade Arizona:”

But they keep telling us there’s no such thing as a “no borders” movement:

And they keep telling us they do believe in law and order:

I noted one of the hysterical “Fourth Reich” signs last week. Here come more Nazi card-players. Guess they just re-purposed their anti-Tea Party signs:

More from JWF here. And here’s racial hoax engineer Al Sharpton screaming “NAZI.”

Yes, this is a communist flag:

This is mild in comparison to what her voice mail messages must contain:

For a taste of what Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer is getting slammed with, just check out the unhinged frenzy of vandalism on her Wikipedia page.

I’m sure the New York Times and Rachel Maddow will be churning out sympathetic pieces on the hate and rage being directed at her for simply trying to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Arizona’s law-abiding citizens…

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Lovely: An open-borders activist smacks a man with a camera covering the Arizona state capitol protest last week:

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The open-borders circus continues on May 1 with a reprise of the 2006-2007 illegal alien rallies. Check out the photo of the Immigrant Solidarity announcement of the May 1 event right now (I’ve screen-capped it for posterity). Che-mania!

Their rallying cry:

We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement!

Wear White T-Shirt, organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights!

1. No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the criminalization of the immigrant communities.
2. No to militarization of the border.
3. No to the immigrant detention and deportation.
4. No to the guest worker program.
5. No to employer sanction and “no match” letters.
6. Yes to a path to legalization without condition for undocumented immigrants NOW.
7. Yes to speedy family reunification.
8. Yes to civil rights and humane immigration law.
9. Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10. Yes to the education and LGBTQ immigrant legislation.

We encourages everyone to actively linking our issues with different struggles: wars in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine & Korea with sweatshops exploitation in Asia as well as in Los Angeles, New York; international arm sales and WTO, FTAA, NAFTA & CAFTA with AIDS, hunger, child labors and child solider; as well as multinational corporations and economic exploitation with racism and poverty at home—in order we can win the struggle together at this May Day 2010!

Much, much more to come.

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For those of you on Facebook, there’s a “Stand with Arizona” page here.

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Vandalism at the capitol in Arizona:

The Arizona State Capitol has been the scene of many protests over the past few days. Now it’s the scene of vandalism.

Crews came in Monday morning and cleaned up refried beans that someone smeared over windows including Swastikas left on some House and Senate windows.

Capitol police think the vandalism occurred overnight Monday.

And here come the reconquistas again. Digger’s Realm has the report.

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2,788 posted on 04/27/2010 4:15:44 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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(Video) Sarah Palin: Sick & Tired Of Obama's Manufactured Crises

BREAKING NEWS: Major Arizona drug smuggling ring broken up

Revisiting Obama's Selective Service Registration... Got Deferment!?

Obama Family: "Barack Obama Sr Married Anna Toot in Hawaii" "Their union produced B. Obama Jr."

Blackstone's Commentaries on Citizenship

 
 
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Unemployment Dogs Obama, Dems' Economic Message

 

Say Goodbye To U.S. Air Dominance -- And Perhaps To Victory In The Next War

NY lawmaker wants presumed organ donation consent (must Opt-Out)

EDITORIAL: Angry, hateful, violent, extremist liberals

*Breaking News* Racism Is Okay Now(according to MSNBC)

Another Bloomberg-MAIG Lie About Gun Shows

This week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control advocacy group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), began running television ads urging Congress to "close the gun show loophole."  Page 34 of MAIG's Blueprint for Federal Action on guns says that the group supports H.R. 2324 and S. 843—bills that would require NICS checks on private sales of firearms at gun shows, and which also contain provisions designed to drive gun shows out of business.

MAIG's ads claim "The Columbine school massacre ... killers got their guns because of a gap in the law, called the 'gun show loophole.'"  And in a related press release, MAIG claims "All four guns used in the Columbine shootings were bought from private sellers at gun shows."

The claims are lies, of course.  For starters, one of the Columbine criminals' four firearms was not acquired at a gun show.  More to the point, however, the other three firearms, while bought at a gun show, were bought for the criminals by a straw purchaser—a woman who was not prohibited from possessing or acquiring firearms, and who therefore would have passed a NICS check, if she had bought the firearms from a licensed dealer.

Furthermore, Bloomberg and MAIG are not telling the whole story about H.R. 2324 and S. 843.  Both bills define "vendor" to include any gun show customer who brings a firearm to a show—even for the purpose of selling it to a dealer—or who doesn't bring a firearm, but who mentions to someone at a show that he might be interested in selling a firearm. 

And, H.R. 2324 would impose a "vendor" requirement with which no one could comply.  The bill would require show operators to notify the Attorney General, in writing, no later than 30 days in advance of the show, of the name of every "vendor."  Of course, there is no way that a show promoter can know 30 days (or 30 seconds) in advance who is going to attend a show, or who might bring a firearm to sell, or who might have a conversation with someone about selling a firearm.

Both bills also seek to register gun owners.  Because of how the bills define "vendor," a gun show promoter would be forced to have everyone who attends a show sign the ledger.  And the bills require that the "vendor" ledgers be available to BATFE inspectors.  Many Americans would refuse to sign a ledger just to walk around a show, which would reduce show attendance.

Both bills also would require registration of gun shows.  S. 843 would additionally allow the Attorney General to charge an unspecified fee for registering a gun show.  The power to set prohibitively expensive fees is the power to destroy, of course.

Both bills would also authorize the BATFE to conduct warrantless inspections of the required "vendor" (customer) ledger and all records of licensed firearm dealers while dealers are at shows to conduct business—a provision clearly designed to discourage dealers from participating in shows.

We've said it many times, but it bears repeating.  Gun shows account for a very small percentage of criminals' guns.  The largest study of the subject ever conducted by the federal government found that only 0.7 percent of prison inmates who had used guns, had obtained their guns from gun shows.  Furthermore, firearm sales have increased over the last several years, the nation's murder rate fell to a 43-year low in 2008, and fell another 10 percent in the first half of 2009, according to the FBI.

And no one should be fooled into thinking that gun control supporters want NICS checks on private firearm sales only at gun shows.  In December 2008, the Brady Campaign stated "We agree with the Obama transition agenda that the gun show loophole should be closed, and with Attorney General nominee Eric Holder that background checks should be required for all gun sales.  Our national gun policy should be "no background check, no gun, no excuses." (Emphasis in the original.)  Their goal is to run all sales through NICS and thereafter change the law so that the FBI would be permitted to retain records of all firearms sales indefinitely.  A step in that direction has been introduced in Congress by S. 843 author Sen. Frank Lautenberg.  His S. 2820 would allow the FBI to keep records of approved NICS transfers for 180 days.



Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5765&issue

2,789 posted on 04/28/2010 2:05:29 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Death Panels, anyone?

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

That was then.

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YouTube Direkt

This is now. As it turns out, decisions are now going to be made by a government appointed board whose rulings can’t be overturned unless both Congress and the President agree. Listen to the Orszag at the video at the link.

I like the part where Orszag claims this was all made clear up front. Ed Morrissey writes:

If anything, Orszag might be underestimating the difficulty in changing the IPAB’s decisions on rationing. The bill required a supermajority of 67 votes in the Senate to override the IPAB, which made Jim DeMint irate and prompted a big “I told you so” from Sarah Palin.

If Orszag’s remarks make any sense at all, then they suggest that IPAB is going to provide a brake against the “quantity” that can no longer be afforded. That sounds like they will be allocating less than will in the nature of things be demanded. Is this “rationing”? Well it all depends on what “is” is. Certainly it is a form of resource allocation and one that has all the hallmarks of finality.

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"It is apparent that the party of Death is running our country. Abortion(Infanticide in case I am not being plain spoken enough) for babies and death panels for the old, the infirm, the imperfect. And for those left in the middle, gradual removal of any means of survival except at the whim of the feudal lords and ladies.

Malevolent forces are crouching in the dark corners, becoming more bold every day. Corruption and greed are no longer hidden. Good and Evil no longer exist as existential concepts in the mind of modern man or woman, only pragmatic survival of the “me”."  Link to this Comment

THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS:

DETROIT – An FBI agent who led the investigation of nine Michigan militia members charged with trying to launch war against the federal government couldn’t recall many details of the two-year probe yesterday during questioning by defense lawyers.

Even the judge who must decide whether to release the nine until trial was puzzled.

“I share the frustrations of the defense team … that she doesn’t know anything,” U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said after agent Leslie Larsen confessed she hadn’t reviewed her notes recently and couldn’t remember specific details of the case.

Well, they got the headlines they wanted after the arrest, anyway.

Ahead of 2010 Midterm Elections, Incumbent Support Its Lowest Since 1994.

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: How Could They Do That in Arizona! “Here it goes from a supporter of legal immigration: how are we to make sense of the current Arizona debate? One should show concern about some elements of the law, but only in the context of the desperation of the citizens of Arizona. And one should show some skepticism concerning mounting liberal anguish, so often expressed by those whose daily lives are completely unaffected by the revolutionary demographic, cultural, and legal transformations occurring in the American Southwest. . . . Mexico is now more violent than Iraq. The unrest is spilling across the borders. The old shrill argument that criminals, drug smugglers, and violence in general are spreading into the American southwest from Mexico is not longer quite so shrill.”

Related: State climate-change laws good, state immigration laws bad.

And, from Daniel Griswold at Cato: “A silver lining of the Arizona immigration law is that is has turned up the heat on Washington to re-examine federal policy. . . . In brief, the single most effective change would be to expand opportunities for legal immigration, including for low-skilled workers who make up the large majority of the illegal population.”

Yes, the real scandal isn’t how Arizona is treating illegals, it’s how the Federal government treats people who try to legally immigrate.

UPDATE: A reader says he’s suprised to see me support the Arizona bill. Well, I really don’t — that is, I don’t know if I’d have voted for it if I were in Arizona. I’m mostly reacting to the fact that — as demonstrated by Linda Greenhouse — the opposition displays that special combination of self-righteous outrage and bone-deep stupidity that really sets me off.

Lack of border security is a real problem, and pretending otherwise is dumb or dishonest. The feds are doing a lousy job of it. Arizona is trying to prod them. All this over-the-top Nazi talk — particularly from people like Greenhouse, who don’t mind the federal government deciding if I get a kidney transplant — is disgraceful, as are the bogus charges of racism, etc., that are the standard response regardless of what the issue is. That does get my dander up.

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/

HMM: Rasmussen: Majority of Latinos in Arizona support letting cops check for immigration status?

Here is a timely reminder, via an article we posted back in May of 2006, from Human Events:

Mexico’s Immigration Law: Let’s Try It Here at Home

Here is another now timely reprint of something we first posted back in May of 2006, also from the Associated Press:

Mexico Works to Bar Non-Natives From Jobs

 Obama Is A Bully. “He seems to view dissension not as healthy public debate but as a suspicious, pernicious challenge to his omnipotence and popularity. . . . I can’t remember of any other President in my memory having done this. Nixon maybe? An unfortunate comparison, indeed.”

Economic Recovery? The Signs Aren’t There in My Neck of the Woods.

Geraghty adds via email that he shot the video with one of the pocket digital camcorders I’ve been plugging, though he didn’t say which one. Plus this observation: “Might be kind of interesting if everyone started posting pictures and videos of the businesses that have closed down and that are still empty, along with the empty Saturn dealerships, etc., the more we get ‘things are getting better!’ rhetoric from the Obama administration….”

UPDATE: Reader Ted Nolan writes:

You’ve posted comments from me a time or two, but you might be interested in my blog, Columbia Closings, which sort of does what Geraghty suggests for Columbia South Carolina, though I have plenty of
historic closings as well as recent ones. . . . As a further sucking-up, I should mention all the pictures are taken with a Lumix LX3 :-)

That’s a hell of a good camera. And reader Carolyn Nelson writes:

Drive Palmetto Park in Boca Raton between 5th Avenue SE and Federal Highway. It’s a ghost town – condos, office space and retail. Boca Raton has had a tougher time – 8.7% unemployment in December – but not as bad as the country average. I live there and people comment on the vacancy problem constantly. On the other hand, restaurants came back in 2010 and the Boca Raton Hotel seemed to have had better occupancy. But the situation is a long ways away from the golden days.

I was in Boca about a year ago for a speaking gig — I stayed at the Boca Raton Hotel, which was lovely — and was struck by all the closed storefronts and “For Lease” signs. And reader Melissa McClave writes:

Loved Jim Gerhaty’s spot. Couldn’t help but notice that he seems to be using a tripod. The bulk and akwardness of larger tripods can nullify the benefits of smaller cameras. I use the Flip with a ZipShot tripod….www.zipshottripod.com. It combines auto-deploying tent poles for legs with a head that can hold up to 3 lbs. Better yet, it weighs less than a pound and folds down small enough to fit into a back pocket or attach to a backpack. They say the best tripod is the one you take with you. Totally recommended for citizen reporters!

Looks cool, and fairly cheap. Also handy is the Gorillapod, which I own.

MORE: Reader Eric Soskin cautions against “talking down the economy.” Well, nobody was worried about that in 2008 — or, for that matter, 2007 and 2006, when the media were telling us that every American was Tom Joad. But, yeah.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 9:26 PM

1,100 Patriots Protest Obama Out in the Missouri Sticks

They called it a Freedom Rally.


(Jonathon Prouty)

Wow!… More than 1,100 patriots turned out to protest Barack Obama today in Macon, Missouri a town of 5,500.

1,100 protesters joined the Macon County Patriots tonight at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. (AP)

More than 1,100 tea party patriots and concerned Missourians rallied for freedom in Macon on Tuesday—just down the road from the site of President Barack Obama’s visit.

Several special guests addressed the Stand Up Missouri Rally, including Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, Congressman Roy Blunt, Carl Bearden, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Missouri, former State Rep. John Loudon, and conservative activist Paul Curtman.

“Our common concern is that the country is literally being bankrupted by foolish ideas,” said Cindy O’Laughlin, an organizer of the rally. “Tonight, people from all around Missouri have spoken—and we are upset with the direction of this county! More than 1,100 people made our voices heard loud and clear, and Barack Obama can certainly hear us now!”


It was a lovely evening for a Missouri freedom rally. (Jonathon Prouty)

Related… Despite the hundreds of successful rallies, some dems still want to attack and dismiss the Tea Party Movement.

Dirty Ignorant Violence-Inciting Teabaggers Can't Stop Calling Opponents Nazis

—Ace

Democrat: Arizona law like 'Nazi Germany’

Arizona illegal immigrant law is a Nazi measure says Catholic Archbishop Mahony

(Newsweek) Arizona or Nazi Germany?

Sharpton, other activists compare Arizona immigration law to apartheid, Nazi Germany and Jim Crow

Roger Ebert Compares Arizona Immigration Bill To Nazi Germany

NYT Former Reporter Greenhouse Fires on Arizona's 'Police State,' Makes Nazi Comparison


I'm sorry, but wasn't it just a short month ago we were being piously instructed every ten minutes that branding an opponent a Nazi was the worst sort of overheated rhetoric, un-American and dangerous, and likely to provoke political violence?

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Accusations of racism is a key strategy of Obama and the Democrat BackRoom Gang who run him. Race was used in the 2008 campaign and is an integral part of Obama's 'virtual world', i.e., how he sees himself. Remember, Obama has little connection to the real world; he lives in a virtual world where he controls everyone.

We're going to see a lot more accusations of racism this summer and fall. The Democrats have to retain control of Congress to get their statist overhaul of the US accomplished. So, dividing up the population into adversarial groups at each other's throats - will prevent that same population from being aware how disastrous the effects will be, of this statist infrastructure.

Another strategy, besides racism and other divisions (age, gender, income) will be the use of the 'apocalyptic crisis' situation. Obama uses that extensively where he warns of 'utter collapse' if you don't pass his bills. He's used that in his stimulus, his cap and trade, health care, nuclear disarmament...it's the same scenario. Do what I say or the world will end. We'll see a LOT more of this tactic.

And the third Obama/Gang tactic is the redefinition of dissent from the right and duty of the patriotic citizen to an act of 'sedition'. Notice how dissent is being redefined as 'unAmerican', how the Tea Parties are being presented as 'extremist', as 'the same as terrorists'.

These three strategies are key tactics of the Obama and the BackRoom Gang who have one focus: Power. Note the wellbeing of America. Just power. Power to control others (that's Obama); and power to insert statism (that's the Democrat Gang).

 

2,790 posted on 04/28/2010 6:41:48 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Puerto Rico To Become 51st State? New Bill HR 2499 Vote Tomorrow-Action Alert!

Illegal Alien Supporters in Arizona Say They Will Murder Americans With Axes

I guess these are the poor needy hard working folk we are supposed to welcome with open arms? The ones we are supposed to educate for free? The ones we’re supposed to give free health care to?

Man, this is not the country I was born in. I’d give back computers, cell phones, and all of today’s techno crap to go back to 50 years ago.

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Illegal Aliens Riot in Arizona; Media Silent

Obama to White Voters: You’re Not Welcome!

 

Home for Tampa mom, 12 children getting repairs (Welfare queen on taxpayers dime - Barf Alert)

Beautiful children! So sad that they were born to this parasite.

Daley: Send gun industry lawsuit to World Court (frightening)

Tipping Point

The best way to solve the debt problem is to dissolve the union and let the states re-assemble as they see fit, if in fact there are states that want to re-assemble.

Don't laugh. When corporations get too big and cannot compete, this is more or less what happens...

New Lead Paint Laws Effective April 22, 2010 (Killing Small Business Alert)


2,791 posted on 04/28/2010 1:03:29 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 3:24 PM

TEAM OBAMA CALLS IN SWAT TEAM ON TEA PARTY PATRIOTS!

The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally. Obama was speaking at the Oakley-Lindsey/Quincy Community Center this afternoon.
Unreal.

They didn’t want any violence from these threatening protesters.

In Full Riot Gear!!

The patriots were singing “God Bless America” …A sure sign of violence.

They were worried about violence.

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Local Quincy Tea Party Leader Steve McQueen was directing protesters when the SWAT team was called in.

Unbelievable.

More… Dee added:

SWAT was there because it looked like the ladies were going to break out in a BINGO game.

UPDATE: From our sources– A call came from inside the convention center to the Quincy police. The Secret Service unleashed the riot police on the tea party patriots.

 
IMMIGRATION: Dems Replaying May 2006 Tactic? “This plan is one of extreme provocation, and if the right allows itself to get sucked into it all -and defined by the left and the press – then the left will have won a huge PR battle, and that is the win they want.”
THEG sez: Maybe- but you have to do what is right, and illegal aliens are a big problem.
 

Why ‘tea party’ defenders won’t let N-word claims rest. “‘A bright line was crossed on the 20th,’ says Christina Botteri, a spokeswoman for the Tea Party Federation. ‘The left constantly attacks conservatives as racist, as dumb, as evil, but what happened on the 20th is a sitting congressman, with the full voice and credibility of the House of Representatives, accused a group of citizens with whom he philosophically disagrees of assault and then refused to help find the persons responsible. They need to help us find the people responsible or apologize for making it up’.”

Plus this:

Some in the mainstream press have conceded tea partyers may have a point. Washington Post reporter David Weigel has said the March 20 incident is a “paradigm shift” that shows conservatives how the media accept attacks on the right without doing due diligence. Politico’s Ben Smith, who keeps a close eye on the tea party movement, Tweeted a response to Breitbart about the lack of takers on the bounty: “I think you’ve pretty much won this one, no?”

Yes.

UPDATE: Reader Bob Tarone writes: “Although relatively balanced, the CSM article repeats the lie Representative Carson told the press about the CBC members being surrounded by a horde of tea party supporters (such that Carson thought they might throw rocks!). The numerous videos posted by Breitbart and others clearly show that the tea party crowd never even closed in on the Congressmen (who looked like they walked as close as possible to protesters, perhaps to provoke an incident) as they passed through a clear open aisle through the crowd. If Carson lied about being surrounded (which is undeniable), why should he be believed about the N-word?”

 

Florida's orange Governor, Charlie Crist (arrow), announcing his Independent bid for Senate in a time-traveling visit to the set of Diffr'nt Strokes

We really and truly don’t understand why Republicans are so averse to going for the throat, and really and truly ripping out the jugular, when it comes to people like Charlie Crist who so betray their constituents.

Crist should have been taken down a long, LONG time ago.  He should have been given the Eric Mass/Mark Foley treatment.

The skeletons in Crist’s closet are hot pink, bedazzled with rhinestones, clutching the collected recordings of Liza AND Barbara, on limited-edition collector’s vinyl.

His antics — and drag appearances  — at the Green Iguana in Tampa, Florida are legendary.  Crist’s political career should be so over that he needs to submit an application to move to Chicago and come work at The Baton, where his “Sweet Charlotte, Belle of the South” drag shtick might even land him a regular gig at Second City, should they find need for a Mrs. Garrett/Charlotte Rae impersonator.

The facts of life in Florida politics for the GOP are this:  Crist has been coddled and protected, with his many, many secrets kept from the public, for too long.

Do you not understand the simple fact that Democrats probably have photos of Crist not only nancing it up at the Green Iguana, like Tobias Funke, without any comical misunderstandings, but most likely dressed in full-on, sham-glam drag (and not in the way Rudy Giuliani used to do it, which was supposedly just for laughs)?

Democrats have a file on Crist.

Democrats wanted Crist to sabotage the GOP’s chances in this Senate race.

Crist, like Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, and other closeted gay Republicans out there, succumbs to Democrats’ blackmail and does their bidding — even when it’s against the best interests of their constituents, as well as their party.

Crist is the Democrats’ spoiler in the Florida Senate race.

We urge the GOP to break from habit and tradition and focus everything they have got in exposing Charlie Crist for the liar and fraud he really is.  Out him.  Get those photos of him from the Green Iguana.  Expose his sham of a marriage — to a novelty and fake beard heiress, no less.

Absolutely ruin this man by revealing every last one of his secrets, so he won’t be able to get so much as a seat on the board of a Key West bed & breakfast after this campaign is over.

Make an example of Charlie Crist.

So much so that Lindsey Graham might learn a lesson, so that he, too, stops bending over so readily and merrily whenever the White House or DNC bark their orders.

Florida’s orange Governor Crist must become TOAST.

Time for the GOP to man up and do unto Crist what Democrats would do to him, if he started out as a Dem and then switched to Independent to throw a race to Republicans.

Do you really think the DNC would let him get away with that?

So, why does the GOP allow a problem like Crist to persist?

April 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

“So, why does the GOP allow a problem like Crist to persist?”

Where do I begin?
First, they have no balls. There, I said it. Sarah Palin alone has more testicular fortitude then all the men in the Republican leadership. Throw Michele Bachman in the mix, along with Liz Cheney and Ann Coulter, and they could run the whole country without breaking a sweat.

Second, Republicans were the minority party for about 40 years, and that is how they think. They do not understand power, nor do they know how to use it.

H/t Michelle Malkin

For almost a decade, the Kennedy Family has asserted its royal perogative to prevent construction of the Cape Wind Project, because it would spoil their views from the family palace at Hyannis Port.

Michelle Malkin’s reporting the Project was greenlit today, by Dr. Utopia’s administration.

So, let’s get this straight:

* the Administration allowed HRH Princess Caroline of Kennedy to be humiliated in her power grab for Hillary Clinton’s vacated Senate seat.  The White House not only allowed Princess to embarrass herself and twist in the wind, but afterwards it did not allow her to save sun-damaged, wrinkly horse face by making her ambassador to a country that might have wanted to have her around for four years.  Instead, the White House floated her as Vatican ambassador, but the Pope himself shot that down, humiliating Princess so much she didn’t leave Bergdorf-Goodman’s for WEEKS.

* Dr. Utopia personally cost the Kennedys “their seat” in the Senate, by bringing his Jessica Fletcher-touch to Martha Coakley’s campaign, killing her election chances, and giving her a little of the Princess Caroline treatment.  It’s hard to imagine a day in the future when Coakley is no longer a cautionary tale, let alone a laughingstock.

* the damage done by Princess Caroline and Dr. Utopia’s campaigning forced Kennedy cousin Chris to abandon his political plans, and for raging drunk Patrick Kennedy to choose retirement in 2010 (along with anything 100-proof and above on the cocktail menu).

* Dr. Utopia even took one of the Kennedys dogs, named it BO, after himself, and usurped their familial claim to that breed. It’s no longer “the Kennedy dog” in the way Scott Brown p-owned these “royals” and took away “the Kennedy seat”.

Sic Transit Gloria Kennedy.

Sic semper tyrannis.

Growing Anger At Collapse of U.S.A. Standard of Living

ObergrupenFhurerMcPollster: AZ Governor Significantly More Popular Since Signing Immigration Law

—DrewM.

Compare and contrast....

No bounce for Obama post-Health Care (so says James Carville's poll).

Arizona Governor shoots up 16% in approval.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.

The new figure includes 22% who Strongly Approve of the governor’s performance. That’s up from five percent (5%) before Brewer signed the law that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

The bounce in the polls is also evident in new numbers on the November election. If Brewer is the Republican nominee, she would get 48% of the vote while her likely Democratic opponent, State Attorney General Terry Goddard, would attract 40%. Two weeks ago, it was Brewer 44% and Goddard 40%. Goddard is an outspoken opponent of the new law.

It can't be policy of course so it's obliviously racism!

Added: It really seems the left has over played its hand on 'racism' 'bigots', 'fascists' etc. They are like the boy who cried wolf and people are seeing that there simply isn't much behind the name calling.

Now it infuriates me when people like Olbermann, and random Op-ed writer at the Washington Post or NY Times goes off like they do but it's more personal than business. It's far more tiresome than it is effective.

It really seems that since the decline of Obama started about a year ago the left is simply playing to the base in hopes of holding the line as best they can. They aren't really trying to convince anyone, just rabble rouse.

Related enough: Geniuses want to boycott "Arizona Ice Tea". Problem is, it's a NY based company. Just another reason it's hard to take liberals seriously.

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UH OH: It’s sweet old ladies! Call the SWAT Team!

Okay, I think they’re just in riot gear, not SWAT guys. But the optics are bad. More here: “Protesters sang ‘God Bless America’ and apparently that was enough to invoke the riot squad. . . . Who gave the order to call in the riot police on protesters? Word is that Secret Service from inside the venue and the presidential team pressured local law enforcement, who were against the idea.”

 “Calling all cars: Be on the lookout for an insurrectionist with blue hair…”

What’s that phrase? Oh, yeah: “The people vs. the powerful.” Kind of like the treatment they gave gay rights protesters at the White House last week. The riot squad ain’t on the side of the people . . . .

Riot Police Called in to Protect Obama from Out of Control Tea Party

April 28, 2010 08:28 PM by Doug Powers73 Comments | 2 Trackbacks

Terrorist threat successfully put down

"Instead of the idiotic stuff the critters keep pushing on the Hill, why don’t GOP senators demand hearings into calling out SWAT teams on peaceful citizens?"

SO MUCH FOR BILL CLINTON’S CALLS FOR CIVILITY: Violent NY Senator Calls Republicans White Supremacists.

I sure “hope” you like all that “change” you voted for, Ø-Merica...
Don't you ever forget- your children are still going to be paying the bills Duh!1 is racking up, long after you are dead and unremembered...

We’re recently big fans of Laura Bush, and hope to someday thank her in person for serving so well as a graceful, stylish, kind, patriotic, hard-working, and role model of a First Lady for 8 years.  Only after her successor moved in, and started her antics, did we come to reevaluate Mrs. Bush, since Michelle Obama has proved that not everyone can just automatically take the stage as a First Lady Americans can always be proud of (for the first time in their adult lives).

We need to admit, though, that during the great majority of the Bush presidency we bought into the attacks on Mrs. Bush, most especially when zeroed in on the car accident she caused back in high school, which killed classmate Michael Douglas.

Obviously, not the one in the movies (though, when seen next to Catherine Zeta-Jones, or out in daylight of any kind, it’s easy to be confused and think he’s in fact been dead for 40 years himself).

We thought Mrs. Bush should have been open and honest about the night Douglas was killed, but this was kept strictly out of bounds in any interviews Bush conducted while her husband was a candidate for president, or while he occupied the Oval Office.

She made a mistake, and it clearly haunted her, and we felt, at the time, she was hiding something about that night — perhaps drunk driving — so she needed to come clean.

We’ve since reevaluated that position, for several reasons, while reevaluating Mrs. Bush herself.

First off, we can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to be First Lady, or to be the spouse of even an unsuccessful candidate for office.  Here at HillBuzz, we’re attacked on a daily basis by the Left, occasionally in very personal terms, but it’s not 1/millionth of what Mrs. Bush endured.  Just imagine having the worst night of your life, something that’s a private torment, used as a political weapon against your husband.

The public’s need to know about that night does not eclipse or nullify Mrs. Bush’s own personal need to continue handling her torment in her own, quiet, Laura Bush way.  So, it was wrong for anyone to press her on this.  Very much unlike other presidential spouses, including Hillary Clinton herself, Mrs. Bush never made herself a part of the Bush presidency policy-wise, so George W. running for office was NOT promising “two for the price of one”.

Mrs. Bush fully intended to focus on being a First Hostess and literacy advocate in the White House, and decidedly, from Day One, made it clear she would not exert any influence over anything controversial or outside the First Spouse’s traditional purview.

As such, things Laura Bush may or may not have done as a teenager didn’t matter to anyone.  If she had been running for office herself, then she should have indeed answered questions about Michael Douglas’ death.  That would have gone towards her character as a candidate.  But, as the candidate’s spouse?  No — her personal torment in a very private matter should have been respected.

So, we deeply regret ever thinking ill of Mrs. Bush for not being open about discussing that terrible night, and we apology to her for ever believing there could have been drinking involved, and thus some determined conspiracy to avoid ever speaking about the accident.

Mrs. Bush has proved herself beyond reproach.  We trust her judgment.  We see her heart.  We know she is a good woman and a great believer in America. And we know she must wake up every day thinking about her classmate, Michael Douglas, and what she could have done differently 40 some years ago to save him.

The fact she shoulders this burden, and yet consistently remains a shoulder for other Americans in pain to lean on, makes us appreciate and respect this fine woman even more.

Mrs. Bush has a new book out that we CANNOT WAIT to read…it’s being released next Tuesday, and it’s called Spoken From the Heart.

We hope her book tour comes somewhere near Chicago, so we can thank her for her service to America in person, and get the chance to apologize to her for ever doubting her, and for ever believing the accident with Douglas was something any of us ever had any business talking about.

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Because, honestly, not only is a picture worth thousands of words…but the comparison cannot be made more starkly enough.

Change.

Indeed.

MØbozos...

"It caint happen here"--Registered For Confiscation

This isn't my Canada.

Recent initiatives by the RCMP, including the unilateral reclassification of several models of legally registered semi-automatic sporting firearms, including the Norinco Type-97A carbine and High Standard Model 10B shotgun, should be a wake-up call to all owners.

The Liberals promised Canadian gun owners that REGISTRATION WOULD NOT EQUAL CONFISCATION! However, letters sent out last month by the RCMP ordering legal owners to turn in their firearms for destruction, without compensation, within 30 days gives proof of the lie contained within that particular Liberal “promise.” If allowed to proceed unopposed, this new round of gun seizures and destructions establishes a dangerous precedent that puts the future of legal firearms ownership in jeopardy.

The NFA asks for your help.

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Amnesty Backers: Boycott AZ Iced Tea!

April 28th, 2010

From the New York Daily News:

Opponents of immigration law call for boycott of Arizona Iced Tea – but it is brewed in New York!

April 28, 2010

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"Well, we never accused them of being smart.
After all, they believe in global warming, the utopia of communism, a sentient mother earth, the command economy…"

Bin Laden thought that the U.S. under Bush was the same as the U.S. under Clinton

by Speranza ( 124 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Islamic Terrorism at April 28th, 2010 - 5:00 pm

One of the worst results of the election of Barack Obama will be that long after he is gone, his projection of U.S. appeasement and weakness abroad will linger. Had Al Gore been POTUS on 9/11/01 – we would immediately have issued an indictment of Bin Laden in Federal Court and started looking for process servers to serve him papers in the caves at Tora Bora.

Hat tip JammieWearingFool

Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law: Will Other States Follow?

—Dave In Texas

Sounds like they might. Including the border states of Texas, Utah, Ohio, Georgia and Maryland.

Two Republican state reps in Texas will propose it again in January.

Cornyn continues to embarrass on this. Thanks John. Keep making me wonder why I voted for you.

Some of my blog and online friends have expressed principled concerns about the Arizona law, and I respect those. I am not as concerned, but neither am I sangiune. I worry that "voices of reason" in the Congress will take this as their cue to step in with another Comprehensive Piece of Shit attempt (even though right now they claim it's "dead in the water").

Recent legistative activity at the federal level kinda makes me think nothing is really dead in the water.

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Activist: Just As I Was Composing An Essay About Standing Up Against "The Man," I Got Raped At Knifepoint By A Black Guy, And So, Of Course, I Blame Whitey More Than Ever

—Ace

Am I being punked?

It's on Alter-Net, a lefty site, but maybe they're being punked.

I strongly suspect, alas, I am not being punked. I think this is legit -- just written by a lunatic.

I am baffled. Not that she didn't suddenly go full-racist or something. Not that she doesn't suddenly become less leftist in outlook.

I just don't understand how her response after rape is to immediately intellectualize it, abstract it, politicize it, and decide that the World's Population of White Men Who Didn't Rape Her are in fact guilty of her rape, while the black guy who did rape her isn't.

You see, he was driven to rape due to the exploitation by the white man; the exploited often become the exploiters, due to their exploitation by the primary exploiters, and this is exploited by white men for their various hegemonic exploits.

Or something. I know the word "exploit" appears several times in her explanation.

We are frequently instructed by the Left not to indulge in racial scapegoating. I have to say there seems to be a rather large exception to that otherwise-ironclad rule, to the extent, apparently, that white guys get blamed even when a feminist lunatic is raped by a black guy.

The real rule, of course, is to engage in nonstop racial scapegoating of Whitey, and to in fact transfer the sin of any other racial group to Whitey.

If you've merely stopped racial scapegoating of one race and began the racial scapegoating of another, have you actually achieved enlightenment or progressive nirvana? Seems to me you're just substituting one thuggishly stupid impulse for another one.

Thanks to "Christian" -- Oh, what a giveaway!

Oh, by the way, Sugar -- I have an alibi.

I guess I'd take your rape more seriously if you did.

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20 I read this article a day or two ago.
I can't help but think this is a delicious troll, but I'm not sure.
How can anyone be so brainwashed with identity politics, victimology, racialism, etc. to think that some piece of shit rapist is going to care whether she was a Malcolm X scholar?
Too far gone.
 

The important thing was whether someone was really writing this drivel seriously, whether she was lying about the facts of the matter or not. I just wanted to make sure that some right-winger hadn't written this and posted it on Alter-Net as a prank.

Posted by Ace at 09:24 PM New Comments Thingy
 

RAW VIDEO: Eight Suspected Aztecas Members Gunned Down  

Comin' soon...  to MØbozo's MØ-merica...

Prepping for the worst


2,793 posted on 04/29/2010 1:28:54 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Iranian ICBM Threat Demolishes The Administration’s Missile Defense Strategy

Why I went

"I am not a racist or a homophobe. I am not a Nazi. I am not "clinging to my guns or my religion." I am not "Astroturf." I am not insensitive to the needs of minorities, children and old people. I am not "politically correct." I am not apologetic. And I am not going to take it anymore. Who I am is a hard-working, tax-paying, American citizen who understands what made this country great..."

Here is a video worth watching, produced by The West Orlando Tea Party that really says it all.

Who Is The Tea Party?

Tea Party Patriots Cheer As Riot Police Leave Quincy (SCARY VIDEO)

Yes, The Grannies of Mass Annihilation... tremble, O America...

Arizona Law Regarding Illegal Immigrants Puts Obama's Amnesty Agenda On Hold

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer on New Law: "We're Not Going to Put Up With It Anymore" - Video

Rep. Hunter: Deport U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants

Yep- it needs to be done...

Hello Republicans - Are you listening?
 

Black Wednesday in Juarez: 20 Murders in one day.

Two Dozen Illegal Immigrants Bailout Near Bishop (TX - Video Link)

Florida Senate Adds Amendment to Health Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion

Bringing Good Things to Life (ULTRASOUND)
Citizen magazine ^ | June 2003 | Karla Dial
This the Stealth Bomber that is going to zoom in under the pro-death crowd's radar and nuke them... once a woman sees what is really in her womb, it ceases to be a "tissue mass" and becomes... a baby.
 

South Africa's Land Reform

Tried to wake people up, for years...

-Pity About Africa...--

-A Capsule History of Southern Africa--

-Parallels between Apartheid SA and USA--

-South Africa - The sellout of a nation--

-Cry, the Beloved Country--

-Robert Mugabe and the Struggle for Power--

-Rhetoric of blame is now a white lie--

-First it was Rhodesia then SA now America paying the price of silence--

-Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight--

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/blogosfera/mug.jpg

Then again, we have problems of our own...

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

welcome 

Financial Meltdown Reprise

US financial meltdown on 9-11-08.

Is the date of the financial meltdown just a coincidence? I don't think so. From the short video in the article:

On 9/11/08 at 11:00 am in the morning, $550 Billion was withdrawn from US money markets in about 1 hour starting an electronic run on the banks.

The Treasury pumped $105 Billion into the system, but quickly realized they could not stem the tide.

They then decided to close down the money accounts and announce a $250,000 guarantee per account to avoid further panic.

They believed that if they had not done that, then by 2:00 pm that afternoon (9/11/08) $5.5 Trillion would have been withdrawn from US money market accounts collapsing the US economy and within 24 hours the world economy.

This was a deliberate attack on the US.

Unedited: NY State Senator Goes on a Race Based Rant (Video)

Obama's racial appeal: White men need not apply

So, his message is basically “Help me stick it to whitey”

Obama's FBI

NEWS FLASH: Governor Palin Knows Stuff About Governing

I really like her way of thinking and actually reading the bill. How unique!! Maybe our Congress men and women should try it sometime.

Obama Increased Africa Military Funding 300%(FY2010)

Getting Real

The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House.

Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders.

"Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together."

Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the climate scam alive as evidence of outright climate fraud grows, just as they were critical in the beginning when the Joyce Foundation in 2000 and 2001 provided the seed money to start the Chicago Climate Exchange. It started trading in 2003, and what it trades is, essentially, air. More specifically perhaps, hot air.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...

All New Yorkers Become Organ Donors


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A ‘Keener’ Whiff of Revolution

Two of my ‘hard-lines’ are: gun-registry/-control/-confiscation and amnesty.

Inside Mexico, Illegal Aliens Get No Breaks

Poll: Most support Arizona immigration law

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Anti-Arizona Police

Obama Worshipers Full of Blissful Ignorance

It’s called a cult:

Obamanutz: A Cult Leader Takes the White House

http://joytiz.com/obamanutz-a-cult-leader-takes-the-white-house/

Not only is Obama a pathological narcissist, but he is using techniques of NeuroLinguistic Programming to hypnotize his audience.

Here's a link to a paper which discusses this matter in great detail...An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches.

Here's another paper on the same subject produced by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. entitled Oratory—or hypnotic induction?

Obama: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”

Other quotes soon to be uttered by Obama:

1) “I do think at a certain point you’ve lived long enough”(eugenics)

2) “I do think at a certain point you’ve got do away with national borders”

3) “I do think at a certain point you’ve got to share this nations wealth with the rest of the world”

4) “I do think at a certain point you’ve got to get rid of firearms for the safety of our children.”

5) “I do think at a certain point you’ve got to eliminate the electoral college in the name of pure democracy.”

6) “I do think at a certain point you’ve accept that the government is best at running your life”

7) “I do think at a certain point you have to outlaw conservative talk radio because of it’s hate speech content.”

8) “I do think at a certain point you’ve realize that Iran has a right to nuclear weapons and means no harm to Israel.”

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THE DEFICIT COMMISSION: “Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.”

But here’s the money quote: “Most Americans view the commission as cover for Congress to raise taxes.” You think?

ROGER SIMON: “The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism is that contemporary American-style liberalism is in rigor mortis. Liberals have nothing else to say or do. Accusations of racism are their last resort.”

UPDATE: A related experience from Michael Graham.

Plain Spoken Conservatives

Where did they go?

VIDEO AT LINK

And while we're at it, did anybody notice that the new conservative pitbulls are more often than not women.

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Arrows, by any other name, would still puncture a lung

There’s nothing more embarrassing to pragmatic “conservative” elites than when the bitterclinger “fringe” goes around calling Obama a “socialist” or “communist”. Simply gauche, such overstatements are — not to mention unhelpful: Obama loves the American ideal just as much as you or I, the argument goes, and to pretend otherwise is to distract from the more important work of finding a common ground upon which to govern.

He is a good man. And so wanting him to fail is tantamount to wanting America to fail — and only dodgy reactionaries and political hucksters out to exploit the fears of the knuckledraggers would dare venture into such untoward rhetorical territory.

A fine narrative, that — one that smacks of collegiality and good will, of post-debate clubs pints and rollicking, spirited dialogue among kindred spirits who all share, at the end of the day, the same ideological goals: a brushed and burnished land of the free, home of the brave.

Now. If only the fucking President would stop tracking shit all over that particular metaphorical carpet, perhaps we could sell it better. From his off-the-prompter remarks on Wall Street reform, Quincy, IL:

We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.

Listen carefully to what Obama is saying here: namely, that it is the “responsibility” of businesses and entrepreneurs to “help grow the economy” with the government as beneficiary. That is, it is the responsibility of the free man, according to Obama, to create wealth for the purposes of aiding the government in its own push to control market movement.

As Ed Morrissey rightly notes:

the responsibility of an entrepreneur isn’t to “grow our economy,” core or otherwise. It’s to grow his own economy. In a properly regulated capitalist system, the natural tension of self-interests create economic growth through innovation and efficient use of capital and resources.

Put simply, a free people work for themselves, not for the government.

Of course, when a free people are the government — as is intended within a representative republic — both happen simultaneously. But what Obama is indicating is a clear hierarchy, with government, and not the market, paramount.

You may not want to call this socialism or liberal fascism. But what it sure ain’t is market capitalism.

So yes. I hope he fails. Still.


2,796 posted on 04/29/2010 1:04:42 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Educating People on Governor Palin's Record - One At A Time

House Passes Puerto Rico Statehood Measure

Obama and Media Hyperventilate Over Immigration Law

We want to live in an open and free society without fear of our government or fear of criminals.

"And, if there had been a big f'n fence on the border combined with steady enforcement of the existing laws on immigration, we would have been able to. But, there wasn't, because the government fell down on the job, and so stepped up enforcement is necessary to get us back to the level of immigration control enjoyed by most civilized countries. (And, also, I might add, Mexico.)"

Army Preps for Tea Party Terrorists

Obama "S.W.A.T.'s" TEA Party

Time to separate the men from the drag queens: Charlie Crist goes Independent

Whatever happened to Jason Wetherington — the 21 year old who said in 2006 he slept with Charlie Crist? VIDEO 

Ultrasounds are The Rosa Parks of Abortion

Been pointing this out for years:

Bringing Good Things to Life (ULTRASOUND)
Citizen magazine ^ | June 2003 | Karla Dial

This the Stealth Bomber that is going to zoom in under the pro-death crowd's radar and nuke them... once a woman sees what is really in her womb, it ceases to be a "tissue mass" and becomes... a baby. 

Was Arizona Just the Beginning? (Tide is Turning Against Anti-America Pro-Immigration Forces)

Large Majority Of American Oppose Equal Rights For Illegal Immigrants

 

White House: Spill could have impact on drilling (Obama steps back on drilling pledge after spill)

Rush: Obama 'afraid' of eligibility question?

The Ghetto-ification of America

Russian Firm Denies 'Club-K' Missiles Could Be Used By Terrorists

Dr. Mark Mostert: This Is What Government-Run Health Care Looks Like

Everyone I talk to wants to throw every incumbent out. Yes, I said all of them.

Same here- and I have not seen this much disgust, anger, and fear, not even with Dick Nixon or LBJ. It is looking ugly.

 

U.S. Prepares Non-Nuclear "Doomsday" Weapon

I’m going to have to see a lot more information before I buy into this.

What Honest Obe can’t guite grasp, is that if we use this device on another nation, that nation or another nation might respond with nuclear weapons.

So ole Obe can do whatever he wants, but it all returns sooner or later to the nuke...

From Minnesota to Georgia, Politicians Lend Support to Arizona Immigration Law

 


2,797 posted on 04/29/2010 4:38:40 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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An Army of Davids: QUINCY, ILL. POLICE busted by an army of videographers.
 
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How to Embarrass a Police Officer

... order him to look like a complete fool:

Oops! The Quincy Police Department released a bogus statement calling the SWAT Team on the the protesting grandmothers yesterday. Unfortunately, they forgot about the army of videographers that filmed this incident.

And, just in case anybody needs a refresher on how the left protests:

VIDEO AT LINK--

Posted by Cjunk at 3:41 PM| Comments (23)
 
"A president who needs armored machine gun carriers and military personel for security when he speaks to the American public has big problems.

Aside from the fact the Obama regime are militarizing police, integrating the military in domestic policing and legislating a martial law system into existance usinf patriots and Christians as terror suspects - all the Hopey-Changey™ unicorns and rainbows peek out from behind the belligerent domestic militarism from time to time.

I hear BO's domestic shock troops will have a Hopey-Changey™ rainbow on their body and vehicular armor.

It's not like they're tying to provoke a violent confrontation or anything."

"Every hour they spend pushing some old women around, is an hour they don't have to face an armed criminal. "

"The cops lying that badly about it is shameful.
Video evidence to the contrary is astounding. "

PETER INGEMI: “One of the things that people don’t seem to realize about the tea party movement is that although it is a fiscally conservative movement it is not a Republican movement.” With some PorkBusters history. Funny how people who ask why no one was complaining about spending during the Bush era keep forgetting PorkBusters — even though some of them, like Andrew Sullivan, were deriding PorkBusters back then as some sort of distraction from whatever it was they were pushing at the time.

Related: Noemie Emery: Media Still Clueless About Tea Parties.

There may be good reasons for Obama to go negative, but doing so could wreck his presidency.

Even Achilles had a heel, and Mr. Obama’s may be his decision to be his own Saul Alinsky. Defining, demonizing and making a mockery of one’s opponents was one of Alinsky’s main rules for community organizers. But community organizers, though often charismatic, can also be annoying jerks.

The only Barack Obama the American people have ever known is the one presented to them from January 2007 onward—the amazing, improbable fellow in “Dreams from My Father.” Candidate Obama was about as perfect as it ever gets. The best since JFK.

JFK, an imperfect man, worked hard to stay perfect in public. So did FDR and Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. For Barack Obama to believe that any persona he offers the public will be OK with them is hubris. Showing voters a side of him that he enjoys, but many of them may not, is flirting with disaster. If all the positive vibe that held up his presidency on its first day ever breaks, the fall could be fast.

This kind of reminds me of Apple’s thuggish behavior in the iPhone case, and I think it’s unwise for the same reasons. Like Apple, Obama’s strength is mostly in the image department, and this behavior seems to undermine that.

Arizona Rep. Calls for ‘Targeted’ Boycott of Own State, Runs Off When Asked About Stopping Drugs at the Border

April 29, 2010 03:50 PM by Doug Powers

 
"Racism be okay as long as it be the right kind of racism.

As in: “Come on all you African-Americans, Latinos, & women, come out and vote for Democrats this November.”

Some non-divisive, non-wedge-issue politician must’ve said that, I’m sure."

 

What’s fascinating to us about the whole illegal alien situation with Mexico is that there seems to be absolutely no shame whatsoever in Mexico City that the country is so bad that millions of its people break the law to get away from it.

Florida's orange governor, Charlie Crist, tricked into believing Jason Wetherington was turned into a conch shell. By magic. "Curse you, Hogwarts, and all those wizards at Universal Orlando!".

Crist, after realizing the thing he was blowing...into...was not a 21 year old man turned into a conch shell.

Here’s something that occurred to us, as a hypothesis, that we’d love to get some research done on.

We had the idea when seeing a news clip from 2006 talking about Florida’s current orange Governor, Charlie Crist, back when he was Attorney General running to succeed Jeb Bush.  Many in Florida — and all in the political world — knew Crist was gay, but the MSM had no interest in reporting on this, and in fact did a big Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous spread on Crist when he had his Liza Minnelli/David Gest inspired wedding to fake-beard-and-novelty-products-heiress Carole Rome.  If there was a movie made about this marriage, it would star Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.  With costumes done by the ghost of Adrian.

We don’t remember Democrats putting up all that much of a fight against Crist in that Governor’s race.

We also never see Democrats put up all that much of a fight against Lindsey Graham in South Carolina.

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April 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Michelle Malkin has that very picture up now in her post on the phone call to Rahm:

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/04/29/denied-charlie-crist-tries-to-phone-rahm-emanuel-call-refused/

What would the Left have said about Bush if he had cried at a white person's funeral, after having skipped a high profile black's funeral a few weeks before -- TO PLAY GOLF?

Consider an alternate dimension.

Same Earth, with a relative parallel history, save for the fact that, somehow, George W. Bush is still president today, April 29th, 2010.

April 29, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Never! Ever! Forget! ~~

Absolutely everything that that man does is pre-planned for effect. There is nothing spontaneous about him.
Any tears that he “shed” were for that photo. Nothing else.

Remember, he didn’t bother to go to his grandmother’s funeral or memorial – and she was the woman that raised him. (Of course, she was just “a typical white person.”)

Perhaps I sound a bit harsh – but there is nothing that he can do that doesn’t cause me to look for the ulterior motive. “How does it benefit barack?”

Obama Takes Immigration Reform Off Agenda. “Immigration reform has become the first of President Barack Obama’s major priorities dropped from the agenda of an election-year Congress facing voter disillusionment. Sounding the death knell was Obama himself.”

I wonder if it had anything to do with this: Poll: Most support Arizona immigration law.

WANT TO GET RICH? WORK FOR THE FEDS. “As of 2008, the average federal salary was $119,982, compared with $59,909 for the average private sector employee. In other words, the average federal bureaucrat makes twice as much as the average working taxpayer. Resident Obama: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

kerrr-FLUUUMPH [Darleen Click]

That’s the sound of a thousand Leftist Feminist (but I repeat myself) heads imploding.

NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged “immodest.”

Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is “dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women,” according to its website.


2,798 posted on 04/30/2010 1:27:02 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Congress ignores Obama, takes up 'amnesty'

Flashback: Obama Argues for Rule of Law in Deporting Illegals Without Proper Papers

Tommorow's Democrat Media Word For The Day-"Ethnic Voter Cleansing"

Jobs and spending revolt [Polling of Murtha's old district is surprising & revealing]

Judge asks feds to show militia did more than talk (Michigan Militia case slowly coming apart)

“The judge is throwing a monkey wrench in the lib template for smearing right-wingers.”

CNN: Women Increasingly Crude, Raunchy, Drunk

Schwarzenegger wants to run for president

“I had such high hopes for Ah-nuld. Remember economic girly-men? Turns out that he’s just another tax-and-spend lib who is also a global warming true believer. “


Same here, neighbor— I did what I could to boost him, way back when:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/938629/posts
Total Recall- the Gray Davis Soap Opera
various FR links | 07-01-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

He’s sure been a letdown, all around.

Playing The Puerto Rico Card

Obama's Racial Appeal

President Obama is transforming from being the "post-racial" to the most racial president. In a videotaped appeal made on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, Mr. Obama says he wants to "reconnect" with "young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again." This attempt to reconnect reveals a substantial disconnect.

Mr. Obama is both president and Democratic Party leader, so political appeals of this type are a fact of life. In this case, Mr. Obama showed a degree of tone-deafness. The historic first black president of the United States should be more cautious than to explicitly call for race-based support. Such a frank appeal seeking to exploit ethnic and gender divisions reinforces the suspicion that Mr. Obama and his party do not represent the whole country. The subtext of the video is "white men need not apply."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...

Oil Spill Reaches Mississippi River (Obama Sends SWAT Teams to Oil Rigs)

Text Of Pamela Geller's Remarks At Pro-Israel Rally, NYC [stings if your name is BHO]


2,799 posted on 04/30/2010 4:28:57 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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Is Obama fomenting a race war?

washington times ^ |
There is a video of Obama in 2006, he advocates deporting illegals. Sure seems like he is now intentionally whipping up the AZ issue, to create crisis.

Flashback: Obama Argues for Deporting Illegals Without Papers

The Obama File AFRICA

Obama's Demoralized Left (The left in America is demoralized. This slide will continue)

Uh-Oh: Now The Department Of Justice Is Sending A Team To The Gulf Spill

Its very interesting that just when Obama and his dummies want to stop drilling, an oil platform blows up...

Obama Shelves New Offshore Drilling (Comparisons to Katrina)

Auto bill draft would require black boxes, allow NHTSA to issue quick recalls

Whistling past the death panel

Our Nanny Government...It’s For Your Own Good

At some point you have grabbed enough power


2,800 posted on 04/30/2010 11:55:46 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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