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  • Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat

    01/06/2012 3:10:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | AFP
    Cuba's iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro warned that the world was on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war. In an article published Thursday -- Castro's first since November 2011 -- the 85-year-old retired leader also took aim at the United States and at gas shale "fracking," a new source of fossil fuels condemned by environmentalists. He did not, however, address rumors of his death, which were denied by an official Cuban blogger after they surfaced on Twitter earlier this week. "Many dangers threaten us, but two of them, nuclear...
  • President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts

    01/05/2012 9:15:11 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Directorblue ^ | January 4, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Yes, he's historic, alright. • First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government • First President to Violate the War Powers Act • First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels • First President to issue an unlawful "recess-appointment" while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department). • First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico • First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing...
  • Obama: The Mask is Off

    01/06/2012 5:42:58 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The mask is fully off. Barack Obama is the most corrupt, power-mad president in this nation's illustrious history. By his actions in bypassing Congress and making appointments that should be subject to Senate approval while the Senate is still in session and innumerable extra-constitutional actions since he became president, he is following in the footsteps of the despots who dominated the 20th century. In late September of 2008, it became clear to me that Barack Obama would be elected president. Based on his background, education, motivation, and indoctrination, I saw a man who could single-handedly destroy the country and someone...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama and dictatorship

    01/06/2012 5:45:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 108 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | Editors
    Sorry, defense authorization isn’t opening the door to a liberal police state Can a mundane defense authorization law create an Obama dictatorship? Many people on the political right and left have been alarmed by language in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that they argue authorizes the president to use military force to capture, detain, torture and kill Americans at home and abroad. The furor centers on Sections 1021 and 1022 of the law, which deal with detaining terrorist suspects. Specifically at issue is to what extent the law allows the government to treat American citizens like enemies of...

    01/06/2012 5:27:25 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 106 replies
    In an effort to restore Americans’ faith in their government, President Obama has taken advantage of a little-known clause in the Constitution to sweep away the most unpopular Congress in history, replacing Senators and House members alike with movie stars, game show hosts, pop divas and kittens. Slipped into the Constitution by Ben Franklin, the so-called “Kick Congress in the Arse Clause” had always been dismissed by Constitutional historians as “just the kind of shenanigans Franklin liked to pull when he was loaded.” Most scholars agree that Franklin was drunk and in a joking mood when he persuaded the...
  • Obama’s illegal power grab (99% of media is ignoring Hussein's unconstitutional action)

    01/06/2012 3:45:37 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01.05.12 | E Miller
    Richard Cordray started his new job on Thursday as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Though he may wear that fancy new title, he lacks the statutory power and constitutional authority of the office. On Wednesday, after the Senate adjourned for one day, President Obama unilaterally installed Mr. Cordray to the CFPB and added three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), claiming these were “recess appointments” even though the Senate was in pro-forma session, not recess.
  • ‘The Man Is a Dictator’: Beck Blasts Obama’s Move to Circumvent Congress

    01/05/2012 9:25:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Glenn Beck on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s use of executive authority to make a recess appointment, calling him a dictator who views the American people as children. On Wednesday, Obama announced he was appointing Richard Cordray the country’s chief consumer watchdog, making a recess appointment while the Senate was technically in session. The same day, he named three members to fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board. Explaining his decision before a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio, Obama said he has “an obligation to act on behalf of the American people” when Congress refuses and hurts the economy as...
  • Obama: "I Have An Obligation As President To Do What I Can Without" Congress (VIDEO)

    01/05/2012 12:13:55 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 1/5/2012 | Barack "King Hussein" ObaMao
    But when Congress refuses to act, and as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.
  • CFPB begins oversight of payday lenders (Cordray starts work today- attacks private student lenders)

    01/05/2012 10:25:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 25 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Jan. 5, 2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — One day after being appointed through a controversial presidential maneuver, the new head of a consumer watchdog agency announced he is launching a program immediately to supervise a broad new swath of businesses including payday lenders, private student lenders and local mortgage lenders. “We will begin dealing face-to-face with payday lenders, mortgage servicers, mortgage originators, private student lenders, and other firms that often compete with banks but have largely escaped any meaningful federal oversight,” said Richard Cordray, the newly appointed chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [Snip] Any legal challenge to the Obama appointment is likely...
  • Obama: 'I refuse to take no for an answer'

    01/04/2012 2:54:39 PM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, introducing his controversial recess appointment to a crowd of Pennsylvania supporters, explained that he would not "take no for an answer" from the U.S. Senate -- especially the Republicans, that refused to confirm his nominee to the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. "I refuse to take no for an answer," Obama said at a campaign-style event. "I'm not going to stand by while a minority in the senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opposes the nomination because the CFPB "is subject to none of the...
  • Cordray's Recess Appointment Sure Doesn't Look Constitutional To Me (Written by a Cordray supporter)

    01/04/2012 1:14:10 PM PST · by Qbert · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | January 4, 2012 | Timothy Noah
    I'm no lawyer, but: As someone who strongly supported a recess appointment for Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I'm confused as to why President Obama chose to act today. Had he appointed Cordray yesterday, during a brief period when the Senate was technically in recess, the action would have been supported by precedent. Apparently, though, that appointment would have lasted only through 2012. By appointing Cordray today, Obama can keep him at CFPB through 2013. The trouble is that the Senate isn't in recess. For complicated reasons the Republicans have the ability to prevent the Senate...
  • Obama nominates three to labor board

    01/04/2012 12:44:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Politicowhiteboard ^ | 1/4/12 | Politico
    Following on the news of an unprecedented recess appointment of Richard Cordray, President Obama announced today that he will also appoint Sharon Block, Terence Flynn and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board. The move is in defiance of the entire Senate Republican caucus, who
  • Obama to 'Recess Appoint' Cordray in Defiance of Congress (Congress is NOT in recess!)

    01/04/2012 8:26:28 AM PST · by montag813 · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-04-2012 | Helene Cooper
    President Obama will challenge Senate Republican foes of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by naming Richard Cordray as its director while Congress is out of town, according to a senior administration official. Testifying before Congress in September, Mr. Cordray said he would make judicious use of lawsuits to enforce financial regulations. That would allow the agency to establish new regulations over financial institutions, putting into effect elements of the financial regulatory overhaul that was one of the administration’s main achievements in Congress. Mr. Obama’s exercise of constitutional powers to name top officials without Senate confirmation while Congress is...

    01/03/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 153 replies ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Regime Grabs Power to Detain US Citizens January 03, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, and I can't believe that nobody's talking about that, either: The thing Obama signed on New Year's Eve, the new Defense Authorization Act.I don't know if people don't know what's in this or if other things take precedence. Well, it is being reported because I saw it. I saw it reported. Obama signed this thing, the new Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve. Folks, you know what this thing does? It allows the United States military to detain anybody for no reason! They don't...
  • NKorea cites mysterious glow just before Kim death

    12/21/2011 8:40:30 PM PST · by americanophile · 50 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 12/21/2011 | AP
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea says a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky began glowing red above sacred Mount Paektu just minutes before leader Kim Jong Il's death. State media say the ice on volcanic Lake Chon at the mountain in the far north cracked with a load roar. And in the city of Hamhung, a Manchurian crane circled a statue of Kim's father, late President Kim Il Sung, before alighting on a tree, its head drooping before it took off toward Pyongyang. State media say Kim died Saturday morning at age 69. His death was announced two...
  • Martial Law: The Fix Is In (Donofrio)

    12/05/2011 3:46:43 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    Natural Born Citizen ^ | 12-5-11 | Leo Donofrio
    The new Martial Law Bill which affirms the detention of American citizens indefinitely without due process of law passed the Senate 93-7. Habeas corpus just got knifed in full daylight, left to bleed in the cracks of the Capitol commingling with the blood of patriots who died for this country. The blood drawn like butter by Senate vampires drooling and gurgling with delight, appetites satiated… for now. Their ecstasy whisps through depraved neurons as their spit foams upon the very name of freedom. And while there are hints Obama may veto it, my opinion is that the bill has been...
  • China builds its African empire while the 'anti-colonialist' Left looks the other way

    11/30/2011 10:45:48 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 25th, 2011 | Damian Thompson
    Imagine what would happen if America barged its way into a developing country, buttered up its homicidal dictator and agreed a back-of-the-envelope deal in which he signed over his nation’s mineral wealth in return for roads, railways and sports stadiums. Everyone would benefit, no? No. The problem is that the infrastructure turns out to be worth a hell of a lot less than the minerals. Fortunately, Washington has had the foresight to top up the dictator’s Swiss bank account. Problem solved! As for the mining operation, the Americans really don’t want to be bothered by minimum wages or trade unions....
  • Obama again sidesteps Congress with Head Start order

    11/08/2011 7:22:09 PM PST · by merrylu · 22 replies
    obama will move along without congress again "“So after trying for months to work with Congress on education, we decided to take matters into our own hands, because our future is at stake,” Mr. Obama said. “Our children deserve action. And we can’t wait for Congress any longer.”
  • Ron Paul says Obama is practically a dictator

    11/08/2011 10:23:53 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 13 replies ^ | 11-8-11 |
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says that these times are frustrating ones for the commander-in-chief, but that doesn’t give Barack Obama an excuse to deviate from the Constitution. According to Paul, President Obama’s role in office is approaching that of a dictatorship. In an open letter issued by Texas Congressman Ron Paul dated November 7, the GOP hopeful calls out the current US president for time and time again misusing his ability to implement executive orders to bypass the system of checks and balances that America’s forefathers inscribed to keep the country in order. Given Obama’s familiarity with the US...
  • Teaching Your Child to be a Dictator’s Lackey

    11/01/2011 5:47:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Oct 31st, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Imagine your child’s school teaching him how wonderful dictatorships are by having him and his friends model their very own group of dictatorships as part of their education. Like so many other Orwellian nightmares in the American educational system, this one is very real and takes place through the Model UN program. The Model UN program teaches American students that global government is better than national government and that the corrupt kleptocracy on Turtle Bay is the ideal state of mankind. Finally it trains them to put American presidents on trial for violating United Nations laws. Twenty-two Model UN events...