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  • Persistent ‘Birthers’ Fringe Disorients Strategists

    08/04/2009 10:01:46 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 1,117+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/4/09 | Jeff Zelany
    WASHINGTON — As President Obama turns 48 today, a few celebrations are on tap inside the White House, including a quiet breakfast with his family, lunch with Democratic senators in the State Dining Room, and dinner with his wife and a few friends. The noisier commotion over his birthday is taking place outside the White House. As most of the political conversation in Washington and across the nation has been devoted to health care, the economy and even the president’s first nomination to the Supreme Court, a small set of detractors have been obsessively fixated by this date in history:...
  • Heads Up - Multiple COLBS Warning [someone swapped out the Kenya BC AFTER it was posted]

    08/03/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 2,311 replies · 109,866+ views
    Various ^ | August 3, 2009 | Various
    There are now modified photos of the COLB that broke here yesterday. The changes are so slight, that no one is noticing them. The original one posted in breaking news: One of the modified ones: The changes are so subtle, you can barely tell which one you are looking at. This modified one is showing jokes like: The Font of the Certificate=Schmutz (A Schmutz is a chump, as in you are a chump) #5733=The number of the Certificate, is code for : "Problem with Windows REGISTRY", a sly reference to your claim that Obama does not appear on the Hawaii...
  • The Birther Movement is the beginning of the "Unseal Obama, America Deserves to Know" Movement

    07/29/2009 10:48:06 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 80 replies · 2,681+ views
    His Master's Voice | 7/29/09 | HMV
    The lapdog media's recent birther bashing week may have temporarily lessened the clamor for Obama's Birth Certificate, but the media doesn't understand the scorn of the American people. We don't aprreciate being treated like idiots. The media also doesn't realize that Obama's attempts to literally seal his entire life literally from the day he was born is what has fueled the all the research, theories and innuendos that have come out. That is what intelligent people are forced to do when seeking answers with incomplete information. I am not certain that Obama's actual birth certificate will prove he was or...
  • Dobbs embraces Birthers

    07/21/2009 9:58:29 AM PDT · by pissant · 203 replies · 4,117+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/21/09 | Ben Smith
    "This isn't one of those things that goes away quite as easily as I'd thought," Dobbs says, saying that this isn't the "fringe" and that Obama hasn't produced a birth certificate. (He long ago released an official copy, the standard document. As often noted, it actually does go away quite easily.) "I have no idea what the reality is here," says Dobbs, later wondering, "You suppose he's undoc -- no, I wouldn't use the word 'undocumented,' wouldn't be right."
  • This birther nonsense becoming a big problem for the GOP (ROFL)

    07/21/2009 10:07:33 AM PDT · by pissant · 65 replies · 2,910+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constipation ^ | 7/21/09 | Jay Bookman
    Here’s Mike Castle, a Republican congressman from Delaware, trying to deal with the birther nonsense at a town hall meeting back on June 30. It really gets a little spooky when the woman hijacks the meeting with an impromptu demand for the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s hard to imagine a more vivid example of how easily false patriotism can trump reason and common sense. Apparently, CNN’s Lou Dobbs — always on the lookout these days for a fringe issue to ride — is also jumping on the bandwagon.
  • Obama and the Natural Born Citizen Clause

    12/09/2008 2:33:58 AM PST · by Man50D · 34 replies · 1,903+ views
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | December 09, 2008 | Randall Hoven
    On Monday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear the Donofrio case concerning whether Barack Obama is a natural born citizen and therefore qualified to be President. Also, David Horowitz diagnosed those who claim Obama is not natural born as being afflicted with "Obama Derangement Syndrome." Horowitz told people to "shut up about the birth certificate." A bad day for those of us in tin-foil hats. Even Michelle Malkin is against us . Mr. Horowitz whizzes right by the issue of whether or not Obama is Constitutionally qualified. He simply says it doesn't matter. He asked, "What difference does it...
  • Will the anti-Obama zealots give the birth allegations a rest?

    12/09/2008 4:27:21 AM PST · by pissant · 123 replies · 2,961+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/9/08 | Editors
    By refusing on Monday to hear a lawsuit challenging whether Barack Obama is indeed eligible under the Constitution to become the 44th president, the U.S. Supreme Court should have put to rest the fanciful rumors about the president-elect. Yet the justices' action will not end the fringe conspiracy-mongering. David Weigel reported in Slate that Obama's foes have mailed "information" packets to presidential electors in advance of their Dec. 15 vote; right-wing activist Bob Schultz, who has orchestrated the campaign, says electors who vote for Obama are committing "treason to the Constitution." May we offer some advice? Get a life. It...
  • Man Wants Truth About Obama, Files Petition

    12/09/2008 4:21:22 AM PST · by pissant · 69 replies · 2,350+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/9/08 | Jon Connolly
    A Pennsylvania man has filed a petition to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, seeking the court to make the Pennsylvania Secretary of the commonwealth demand proof from President-elect Barack Obama that he is qualified as a natural born citizen of the United States. The petition, filed by James D. Schneller, seeks Mr. Obama's sworn statement, filed with his application for placement on the ballot, and an injunction preventing the certification of the vote and of the Pennsylvania electors ballot, by the secretary, including any certification to Pennsylvania's governor, and postponing of the scheduled meeting of the electors, which by law usually...
  • President Alien, and Other Tales From the Fringe

    12/09/2008 3:08:08 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 59 replies · 2,100+ views
    WAPO ^ | 12-9-08 | DANA MILBANK
    A unanimous Supreme Court announced yesterday morning that it would not take up a case making the improbable claim that Barack Obama is a secret foreigner. A dissenting opinion came out in the afternoon. "This is the largest hoax perpetrated against the United States in 200 years," Philip Berg declared in a news conference at the National Press Club.
  • The unmentionable 'birth cert'--has the FCC threatened media outlets?

    12/04/2008 6:01:39 AM PST · by dascallie · 80 replies · 3,256+ views
    But the most compelling "conspiracy theory" from a woman in California: "it's reminiscent of the `German thing' - where ordinary, proud, conservative, responsible Germans suddenly realized that their livelihoods and perhaps their lives depended upon supporting a powerful `new order.' It was none other than Josef Goebbels who said that the way to take over a country by a relatively minute cabal of fascists was to gain control of two entities: the media and the armed forces. That's why we heard Obama promise a national police force that was just as well- funded and powerful as the U.S. military. "I...
  • Obama BC Scandal: Full article has been taken down, here is cached version

    11/26/2008 4:26:05 AM PST · by dascallie · 49 replies · 2,867+ views
    Tulsa Today The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ‘08 By Joan Swirsky Monday, 24 November 2008 Analysis: Last week, newscasters reported that al Qaeda’s #2 terrorist disparaged the election of Barack Obama, and hurled racial slurs at Obama himself. “The report has not been confirmed by the State Department,” they all said, but they reported it anyway. Fox News reporter Carl Cameron told viewers that three “anonymous” insiders of Sen. McCain’s campaign said that Sarah Palin was, in essence, a diva and a dunce. He – and dozens of others who picked up the story on other channels – never...
  • Pray for President Bush and America - Day - 2995

    11/25/2008 12:09:44 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 22 replies · 354+ views
    http://prayforgeorgewbush.com ^ | 11-25-08 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 29:11 The Lord will Give Strength Unto His People; The Lord will Bless His People with Peace.
  • Rathergate II: Certification of Live Birth a clear forgery

    11/24/2008 11:19:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 139 replies · 3,395+ views
    wnd ^ | November 25, 2008 1:00 am Eastern | Janet Porter
    The media bought it. The voters bought it. And now some in Congress are resisting the idea of congressional hearings because they believe that Barack Obama's "birth certificate" has been posted online. Not so. What was posted was not a birth certificate, but something that resembles a "Certification of Live Birth" or COLB, which, even if authentic, does not prove "natural born" U.S. citizenship. You see, in Hawaii, a Certification of Live Birth is issued within a year of a child's birth to those who register a birth abroad or one that takes place outside a hospital. It's Rathergate all...
  • Petition to see the birth certificate

    11/21/2008 2:11:48 AM PST · by Man50D · 82 replies · 2,814+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | November 21, 2008
    WASHINGTON – WND today announces the launching of an online petition designed to enlist the public's help in demanding evidence of Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility for the office of the presidency. The electronic petition calls on all controlling legal authorities to take seriously the matter of where and when and to whom Obama was born and whether he qualifies as a "natural-born American citizen," according to Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution. "This is a very unusual step for us to take," said Joseph Farah, founder, editor and chief executive officer of the leading independent online news source. "I...
  • N.J. Parkway lease mirrors NAFTA superhighway plan

    02/06/2008 4:25:10 AM PST · by Man50D · 16 replies · 138+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 05, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, is proposing a variation of the "public-private partnerships," being implemented in other parts of the country and according to critics a danger to the sovereignty of the U.S., as a solution for the state's expected $3 billion budget deficit, the biggest after California and New York. Under the typical PPP structure that has been supported by the Bush administration, through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, projects such as the Trans-Texas Corridor highway, are under way. That new highway project is planned to be four football fields wide and run through...
  • Opposition to Trans-Texas Corridor growing

    01/23/2008 3:09:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 162+ views
    KHOU.com ^ | January 23, 2008 | Rosa Flores and Shern-Min Chow
    More than 800 people packed a meeting hall in Hempstead for a public meeting on the Trans-Texas Corridor. Seven more public sessions are scheduled. Residents are speaking out about a controversial highway that would cut right through the state. The state plans to build a 4,000-mile network of super-highway toll roads. In Hempstead on Tuesday, many residents said that road could cost them their property. Odis Styers owns hundreds of acres north, east and west of town. But the traffic that now travels through on State Highway 290 could interrupt his peace. A TxDOT super highway could soon plow through...
  • TWA 800 FOIA Suit Yields Smoking Gun

    11/06/2007 9:21:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 175 replies · 454+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 30, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    More than six years after retired United Airline captain Ray Lahr launched his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) petition into the fate of TWA Flight 800, the FBI has shown him—likely by accident—one seriously smoking gun. The Boeing 747 blew up off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996. One of the FBI documents received recently by Lahr and his attorney, John Clarke of Washington DC, details a communication that took place six days after the crash: "On Tuesday, July 23, 1996, a representative from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) advised [the FBI] that after a visual analysis...
  • Assault of the 'Transies'(North American Union)

    04/02/2007 1:32:59 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 81 replies · 1,409+ views
    Military.com ^ | 4-2-2007 | Frank Gaffney
    Most thoughtful observers of the contemporary American polity are astonished that the highly partisan fight over the future of Iraq has almost entirely obscured the larger problem of which the Iraqi theater is but one front: the truly global conflict against Islamofascist ideologues and their enablers that is best described as the War for the Free World. If the ominous nature of this wider struggle to the death -- and the potentially grave implications for our society should we fail to wage it successfully -- are being lost on too many Americans, practically none of them is paying attention to...
  • Commerce chief pushes for 'North American integration'

    03/24/2007 4:36:59 AM PDT · by Man50D · 70 replies · 936+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 24, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    While the Bush administration insists the controversial Security and Prosperity Partnership is just a dialogue with Canada and Mexico, a State Department cable released to WND shows Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez pressing to implement major trilateral initiatives to help "capture the vision of North American integration." The cable was among some 150 pages of State Department SPP documents recently released to WND under a Freedom of Information Act request. Howard Phillips, who has formed a coalition to block development of a "North American Union" and formation of NAFTA superhighways, told WND the document "makes clear that the agenda of SPP...
  • Trinational Elites Map North American Future in "NAFTA Plus"

    03/22/2007 5:38:19 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 7 replies · 398+ views
    IRC Americas Program Article ^ | August 24, 2005 | Miguel Pickard
    IRC Americas Program Article Trinational Elites Map North American Future in "NAFTA Plus" Miguel Pickard | August 24, 2005 Translated from: Se avanza hacia el "TLCAN Plus" Translated by: Nick Henry Americas Program, International Relations Center (IRC) americas.irc-online.org ?I would like you [of the press] to understand the magnitude of what this means. It is transcendent, it?s something that goes well beyond the relationship we have had up to now.? ?President Vicente Fox, regarding NAFTA Plus, onboard the presidential plane returning to Mexico from George W. Bush?s Crawford ranch, March 2005.1 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) has been...
  • 11 states oppose North American Union

    03/09/2007 2:39:39 AM PST · by Man50D · 44 replies · 973+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 9, 2007
    Eleven states are working on resolutions that would oppose not only the implementation but the idea of a "North American Union," or other plans that would lead to the integration of the United States into a larger structure. "Americans are rapidly learning the new vocabulary of the globalists," Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum told WND, "and they don't like it." While President Bush, many members of Congress, and Bush administration bureaucrats deny there are plans for a North American Union, under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, those in state legislatures are taking no chances. Already, 11 states...
  • Fears of Canada-Mexico superhighway driving U.S. critics loco

    02/24/2007 1:22:02 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 26 replies · 1,467+ views
    National Post ^ | 02/24/2007 | Don Butler
    OTTAWA - Are North American governments secretly conspiring to build a "NAFTA superhighway," four football fields wide, from Mexico to Canada, to bypass regulatory controls and whisk goods swiftly to market? If you believe some right-wing websites in the United States, it's all but a fait accompli. They insist a gargantuan project is in the works that will carve a 365-metre-wide swath through the continent's heart, with 10 traffic lanes, rail lines for freight and passenger trains, fibre-optic cable lines and pipelines carrying oil, gas and water. Conservative commentators Pat Buchanan and Phyllis Schlafly, and websites such as WorldNetDaily, link...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 2-22-07

    02/22/2007 5:34:01 PM PST · by snugs · 122 replies · 2,047+ views
    President Bush visted Novozymes North America, Inc. Franklinton, North Carolina. A company to take part in a panel on cellulosic ethanol and he also toured the facility during the visit. The Vice President concluded his visit of Japan and is now in Australia at the start of a 3 day visit. I will put brief photos up tonight but it is my intention after the conclusion of the Japanese and Australian tour to do a separate photo thread. The First Lady was in Mississippi today and visited Katrina Cottages - small-scale, quickly-built homes designed after Hurricane Katrina and also visited...
  • Trans Texas Corridor Special Series Part 2

    02/11/2007 9:29:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 877+ views
    KCEN-TV ^ | February 10, 2007 | KCEN-TV
    With a major interstate running right through our area traffic is a common topic for Central Texans. How do we solve the problem of more traffic on i-35? Is the Trans Texas Corridor a realistic solution and do we even need it? In part two of our Trans Texas Corridor series we look at the project from a needs angle. There are basically two sides to the Trans Texas Corridor project, those for it and those against. One thing both sides gree on is that something needs to be done. There are twenty one million Texas residents. 45 percent of...
  • I-69 is Semi-Finalist in Corridors of the Future Program

    02/10/2007 5:20:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,399+ views
    News Release Contact: Randall Dillard Telephone: (512) 463-8588 Interstate 69 from Texas to Michigan is included on a short list of interstate corridors being considered for fast track development by federal transportation officials, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary. E. Peters has announced. If I-69 is selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation this summer as part of the Corridors of the Future program, the federal department will aggressively support the project to move it “from the drawing board to completion faster than ever before,” according to the announcement. The Texas segment of I-69 is being developed as part of the...
  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - TEXAS SENATE (Trans-Texas Corridor, PPPs, Toll Roads)

    02/08/2007 3:04:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 609+ views
    Corridor Watch email | February 8, 2007 | David and Linda Stall
    February 8, 2007 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - TEXAS SENATE Transportation & Homeland Security Committee Senator John Carona, Chairman Public Hearing on State Policy For: Toll Roads; Public Private Partnerships; and, The Trans Texas Corridor 8:30 AM – Thursday, March 1, 2007 Capitol Extension Auditorium URGENT NOTICE to CorridorWatch.org Members and Others Challenging the Wisdom of the TTC: We have expended years of effort challenging the TTC and the hard work is starting to payoff. We are getting the attention of those who can make a real change in the direction of the TTC. Now is not the time to...
  • Border Agent's Death Would Spark Impeachment Talks, Republican Says

    02/07/2007 5:16:42 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 610 replies · 9,814+ views
    CNS NEWS ^ | February 07, 2007 | Kevin Mooney and Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Weeks after accusing President Bush of "shameful" behavior over the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents who shot an unarmed suspected drug smuggler along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal lawmaker turned up the heat further Wednesday, suggesting the president should be impeached if either of the two men is murdered in prison.
  • I-69 on federal 'fast track' road list

    02/05/2007 2:05:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 741+ views
    Fort Bend Herald and Texas Coaster ^ | February 5, 2007 | Stephen Palkot
    The proposed I-69 project could be considered for "fast-track" development by the federal officials, stated Texas Department of Transportation officials this week. Dubbed the "Nafta highway," I-69 has been proposed as a transportation corridor running from the Texas border through Michigan and into Canada. The highway could eventually replace parts of U.S. 59 running through Texas. This summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation will be looking at a group of proposed, large-scale interstate highways for consideration as part of the Corridors of the Future program. Should I-69 be chosen as one of the Corridors, it would then receive "aggressive" support...
  • Bill: Kill the TTC

    02/04/2007 2:25:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 1,006+ views
    Waxahachie Daily Light ^ | February 4, 2007 | Joann Livingston
    A San Antonio-area lawmaker has filed a bill to kill the Trans-Texas Corridor. State Rep. David Leibowitz, D-Helotes, told Waco-based KWTX that the massive toll road project would “destroy rural Texas as we know it.” State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, whose district includes Ellis and Hill counties, both of which would be impacted by the proposed toll road, said he would be supportive of the measure. “I support efforts to get more control over TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) and the Trans-Texas Corridor,” Pitts said. “The Trans-Texas Corridor will have enormous effects on this area and the people who live...
  • Toll Road firm alarms Texans with purchases

    01/31/2007 10:42:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies · 940+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | January 31, 2007 | Jeff Parrott
    Macquarie to buy newspaper chain; critics fear it's to silence Trans-Texas Corridor opponents. One of the foreign firms leasing the Indiana Toll Road is drawing suspicion from some Texans after announcing plans to acquire a chain of small newspapers there. Australia-based Macquarie Media Group last week said it will pay $80 million for American Consolidated Media, which publishes 40 community newspapers and shopping publications serving nine communities in Texas and Oklahoma. Macquarie's sister company, Macquarie Infrastructure Group, last year joined with the Spanish conglomerate Cintra to lease the Indiana Toll Road for the next 75 years. Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels...
  • Don’t Tag Texas

    01/30/2007 3:21:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 819+ views
    Waxahachie Daily Light ^ | January 30, 2007 | Joann Livingston
    ne hundred and seventy-one years after the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, opponents of the Trans-Texas Corridor plan to send a message to lawmakers: Don’t Tag Texas. A massive rally is planned for March 2 in Austin, with organizers hoping to see at least 100,000 - if not a half-million people - march up Congress Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. to the Capitol steps to stage a several-hour rally that will oppose not only Gov. Rick Perry’s signature project but also a federal animal identification program. “Don’t Tag Texas covers both issues: toll tags and animal tags,” said...
  • JudicialWatch Releases Pentagon Records from North American Forum Meetings ("evolution by stealth")

    01/30/2007 12:23:14 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 11 replies · 838+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 1/29/07 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released documents obtained November 2006 under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). The documents concern the participation of NORTHCOM Commander, Admiral Timothy Keating, NORTHCOM Political Advisor Deborah Bolton, and Plans, Policy & Strategy Director Major General Mark Volcheff in a meeting of the “North American Forum” at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada on September 12-14, 2006. A similar request for records concerning forum participation by then-Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and his entourage is still pending with the Pentagon......
  • Has Texas' top roads man worn out his welcome?

    01/29/2007 4:09:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies · 619+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 29, 2007 | Gordon Dickson
    Gov. Rick Perry appointed best bud Ric Williamson of Weatherford to the Texas Transportation Commission in 2001. Williamson became a field general to carry out Perry's plan -- to forever change the way Texas pays for roads. During Williamson's six-year term, which ends Thursday, the state embraced toll roads, privatization and pretty much anything that's not a tax increase. Williamson became commission chairman in 2004. The strategy is working, despite criticism of Williamson's appetite for toll roads and frequent stumping for a highway system that responds to market forces rather than politics. Funding has been freed up for many long-delayed...
  • Lawmaker Files Bill To Kill Trans-Texas Corridor Project

    01/28/2007 8:59:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 744+ views
    KWTX-TV ^ | January 26, 2007 | KWTX-TV
    (January 26, 2007)--A legislator from San Antonio has filed a bill to kill GOP Gov. Rick Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor toll road proposal. Democratic Representative David Liebowitz says his measure would take away the Texas Department of Transportation's authority to buy land and do contracts for the project. Click Here For More Information Liebowitz told WOAI radio that the Trans-Texas Corridor would "destroy rural Texas as we know it." Perry's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Joe Krier with Texans for Safe Reliable Transportation believes the Liebowitz bill, which was filed Thursday, is a mistake. Krier says the...
  • Happy New Year From CorridorWatch.org

    01/28/2007 12:57:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 387+ views
    Corridor Watch email | January 26, 2007 | Corridor Watch
    CorridorWatch.org JANUARY, 2007 MEMBER NEWSLETTER Happy New Year From CorridorWatch.org 2007 promises to be a great year for CorridorWatch.org, its members, and its efforts to question the wisdom of the Trans Texas Corridor. We have been very, very busy during the last two months despite the holidays. CorridorWatch.org has seen tremendous growth in both December and January. We have jumped from members in 186 counties to members in 199 counties! We had such a surge in new members in December that our newsletter software crashed. Sadly we lost two weeks of newsletter subscriber information. That followed the failure of our...
  • Plan for superhighway ripped as 'urban legend'

    01/26/2007 6:42:51 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 118 replies · 2,023+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | January 26, 2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Plan for superhighway ripped as 'urban legend' Congressman, DOT undersecretary disagree over threat to sovereignty By Jerome R. Corsi January 26, 2007, WorldNetDaily.com Jeffrey N. Shane, undersecretary for DOT Jeffrey N. Shane, undersecretary for DOT Congressmen and a policy official of the Department of Transportation engaged in a spirited exchange over whether NAFTA Super Highways were a threat to U.S. sovereignty or an imaginary "Internet conspiracy," such as the "black helicopter myths," advanced by fringe lunatics. At a meeting Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Jeffrey N....
  • Transportation meetings set for Parker County (Trans-Texas Corridor)

    01/26/2007 2:02:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Weatherford Democrat ^ | January 25, 2007 | Galen Scott
    Depending on the traffic, it could take quite a while for Parker County residents to make it to one of three transportation meetings slated to take place in local cities next week. Topics up for discussion at the meetings range from Parker County’s long-term transportation needs to finding solutions to the area’s short-term, immediate transportation problems. A discussion of the future roles of passenger rail, bypass routes and safety improvements is also expected. County officials have been asking for public meetings related to the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor for some time. The Corridor, an $8 billion multi-modal transportation plan developed by...
  • Toll Road Giant Buys Newspapers to Silence Critics

    01/26/2007 1:51:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,416+ views
    theNewspaper.com ^ | January 26, 2007 | theNewspaper.com
    Critics charge that the Macquarie purchase of American Consolidated Media is designed to silence critics of a Texas toll road project. Australian toll road giant Macquarie agreed Wednesday to purchase forty local newspapers, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, for $80 million. Macquarie Bank is Australia's largest capital raising firm and has invested billions in purchasing roads in the US, Canada and UK. Most recently the company joined with Cintra Concesiones of Spain in a controversial 75-year lease of the 157-mile Indiana Toll Road. Sal Costello, the leading opponent of toll road projects as head of the Texas Toll Party, says...
  • Bill would kill Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor plan

    01/26/2007 1:45:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies · 1,115+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 26, 2007 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN - A legislator from San Antonio has filed a bill to kill G-O-P Gov. Rick Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor toll road proposal.Perry spokesman Robert Black today said the governor will fight the anti-corridor measure.Democratic Representative David Liebowitz says his bill would take away the Texas Department of Transportation's authority to buy land and do contracts for the project.Liebowitz told W-O-A-I radio that the Trans-Texas Corridor would "destroy rural Texas as we know it."But Black says we face a serious issue in transportation infrastructure in Texas.Black says you have to "think outside the box and come up with solutions," which the...
  • NAFTA superhighway backers need more of your tax money

    01/23/2007 7:31:18 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 22 replies · 835+ views
    The Toccoa Record ^ | Thursday, January 11, 2007 | Joe Ingliss
    Executives of large corporations, their bankers and their allies in Congress and the White House have worked together to export our manufacturing industries and their high paying jobs to China, India and Mexico. Now they need your tax money to get the goods from their foreign factories back to your hometown where income from jobs that now pay lower wages can buy their imported products. You see, there are not enough ports and highways to handle the flood of imports from their foreign factories. In the process, they want to hasten formation of the North American Union (NAU) through construction...
  • TTC opposition

    01/23/2007 6:36:01 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 33 replies · 714+ views
    Daily Light ^ | January 22, 2007 | JOANN LIVINGSTON
    A coalition to stop the Trans-Texas Corridor voiced its concerns Sunday in Austin, citing border security and gun rights as key issues not being addressed. The large crowd in attendance at the meeting represented a cross section of Texans and included a veterans group out of Houston. “We didn’t fight a war so our government could give away our land,” said ret. Col. Sam Horton of Houston. World War II veteran, ret. Col. Arthur Peterson of Houston, said national security is at stake because the Gov. Rick Perry-supported transportation project would help erase borders between the United States and Mexico...
  • Choice of Martinez sparks GOP rebellion

    01/16/2007 12:51:37 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 207 replies · 3,573+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 January 2007 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rebellion is brewing among conservatives on the Republican National Committee over President's Bush's attempt to "impose" Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida as "general chairman" of the party, who favors "amnesty" for illegal aliens. "I will be voting against Senator Martinez if he is nominated for any chairmanship of the RNC," Tina Benkiser, Texas Republican Party chairman, told The Washington Times yesterday. Bill Crocker, the elected national committeeman from Texas, says that when the RNC convenes here tomorrow, "Absolutely, I will vote against Martinez." The conservatives -- one of whom accused the Bush White House of "outsourcing" party leadership -- say...
  • Detours on a Super-Highway

    01/11/2007 1:37:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1,499+ views
    Fort Worth Weekly ^ | January 10, 2007 | Peter Gorman
    Four thousand miles of smooth blacktop. Six open lanes of road with never a traffic jam. Four lanes for trucks to keep the 18-wheelers from bothering Joe Motorist. High-speed rail to get you from San Antonio to Dallas in just a couple of comfy hours. Oil, gas, and water lines running from Oklahoma to the Mexican border. Handy motels, shops, and gas stations to keep you from having to get off the road until you hit the state line. That’s the dream of the backers of the Trans-Texas Corridor, the biggest public works project in the history of the state...
  • Railroad wants to nix U.S. inspection

    01/11/2007 2:27:07 AM PST · by Man50D · 28 replies · 646+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 11, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Union Pacific is asking the Federal Railroad Administration to allow a train that regularly originates in Mexico to undergo safety inspections south of the border and enter without any checks in the U.S. The FRA has scheduled a waiver hearing on the matter Feb. 7 in Laredo, Texas, The United Transportation Union, a broad-based labor union headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, opposes the move. "Already at war with many of its customers over poor service and escalating prices, Union Pacific now is seeking authority to avoid safety inspections on U.S. soil and run trains from Mexico as far as 1,500 miles...
  • The trouble with Medved

    01/10/2007 7:39:39 AM PST · by jmc813 · 84 replies · 2,092+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1-10-2007 | Joseph Farah
    Mike Medved has become unglued, unhinged and irrational over WND's reporting and my analysis of the PLOT to erase North America's borders and move the U.S., Mexico and Canada into a European Union-style merger. I dealt with his rantings on this subject last week and hoped to be done with it. But, while I was away last week, he stepped up the personal attacks on his blog and his syndicated radio program. "I'm greatly encouraged by the lengthy, indignant responses by prominent scare-mongers Joe Farah and Jerome Corsi to my on-air and on-blog denunciation … of their self-promoting paranoia regarding...
  • Michael Medved - Flushing Out Fear Mongers from Their Fever Swamps (FR Mentioned)

    01/09/2007 8:27:45 AM PST · by jmc813 · 374 replies · 4,688+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-4-2006 | Michael Medved
    I’m greatly encouraged by the lengthy, indignant responses by prominent scare-mongers Joe Farah and Jerome Corsi to my on-air and on-blog denunciation (“Shame on Demagogues for Exploiting ‘North American Union’!”, 12/28) of their self-promoting paranoia regarding an alleged conspiracy to merge the US, Canada and Mexico. The defensive tone of their commentary suggests that these two have been appropriately embarrassed: Farah, in particular, dramatically deescalated his rhetoric. While previous commentary on WorldNetDaily prominently and regularly featured the noun “plot” in defining this non-issue, his answer to my purposefully harsh attack omits that key word entirely and uses language in a...
  • More Insults About the 'North American Conspiracy'

    01/05/2007 10:48:25 AM PST · by jmc813 · 332 replies · 3,335+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1-5-2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Conservative blogger John Hawkins of Right Wing News has now decided to join Michael Medved in a new ad hominem attack by using a disparaging adjective to call me a name (“kooky”) and placing me No. 3 in the list of the 20 “people on the right” he finds most annoying. Hawkins places me between No. 2 Mark Foley, whom Hawkins characterizes as a “page-molesting pervert,” and No. 4 Duke Cunningham, the congressman Hawkins notes is “going to jail for 8 years after taking a bribe.” I am honored to be included on any list John Hawkins wishes to create....
  • Report new weapon in toll-road fray

    01/02/2007 4:02:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 603+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 1, 2007 | Rad Sallee
    Toll-road skeptics and others who oppose long-term leases on Texas roads to private companies, especially foreign ones, are citing the work of a Texas Transportation Institute scholar to make their case for traditional road financing with fuel taxes. Ironically, the findings by associate research scientist David Ellis appear in a report by the Governor's Business Council. And the council, reflecting Gov. Rick Perry's own strong views, is very much in favor of tolls. Caught in the middle, Ellis says his work is being misinterpreted. "People find in there what they want to find and read what they want to read,"...
  • Shame on Demagogues Exploiting "North American Union"!

    12/28/2006 9:51:49 AM PST · by Checkers · 581 replies · 6,613+ views
    michaelmedved.townhall.com ^ | 12/28/2006 | Michael Medved
    Today I spent a few minutes listening to another nationally syndicated talk radio show and felt outraged and embarrassed to hear the guest host (an otherwise bright and well-informed conservative) facilitating the twisted, ignorant mounting public hysteria over the looming menace of a “North American Union.” This paranoid and groundless frenzy has been fomented and promoted by a shameless collection of lunatics and losers; crooks, cranks, demagogues and opportunists, who claim the existence of a top secret master plan to join the U.S., Canada and Mexico in one big super-state and to replace the good old Yankee dollar with a...
  • GOP lawmaker alleges Bush wants to merge U.S. with Mexico, Canada

    12/01/2006 8:12:27 PM PST · by TheeOhioInfidel · 101 replies · 2,474+ views
    Daily Dispatch ^ | 11/29/2006 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX - A veteran Republican lawmaker is accusing President Bush of pushing a behind-the-scenes agenda that will result in the United States being merged with Mexico and Canada. State Sen. Karen Johnson, R-Mesa, said she believes the Security and Prosperity Partnership, being run out of the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce, is little more than a secret plan to end U.S. sovereignty by 2010. And she said Congress is being kept in the dark until the point that it becomes a done deal. Johnson, who will head the Senate Education Committee this coming session, said the signs...