Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ho Ho Ho: White House predicting a decade of budget shortfalls

"The estimate for the current fiscal year is significantly higher than the $1.35 trillion figure forecast by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office last week...." ...but the President was so...hmmmm...sure of himself in his State of the Union...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will predict a record budget deficit in the current fiscal year and more big shortfalls for the next decade in its upcoming budget proposal, a congressional source told Reuters on Sunday...

Healthcare: just a vote away

The White House says they are one vote away from ramming Obamacare through Congress...

Boy, you can NEVER rest with totalitarians who can see their black light at the end of their dark tunnel to 'Utopia'!
Obama likes the “brother’s keeper” language so much that he used it last year to sell healthcare reform to the same religious leaders that are now starting to distance themselves...Obama’s call to social justice comes from Genesis 4:8-10. That passage describes how, in a fit of jealously, Cain murdered his brother Abel. Later, God asks Cain where his brother is, and Cain’s answer is a dismissive “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” Basically, Obama is using a flippant remark by the first murderer to sell his health care plan to religious leaders.
From: HotAir.com

Glenn Beck on Obama criticizing "Fat Cat" bankers on Wall Street including Goldman Sachs

VIDEO: Glenn Beck- January 28, 2010 (Part 4/5)

Obama Advisors from Goldman Sachs

Dianna Farrell: Deputy Director, National Economic Council
Former Goldman Sachs Title: Financial Analyst

Stephen Friedman: Chairman, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
Former Goldman Sachs Title: Board Member

Gary Gensler: Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Former Goldman Sachs Title: Partner and Co-head of Finance

Robert Hormats: Undersecretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, State Department
Former Goldman Sachs Title: vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Group

Phillip Murphy: Ambassador to Germany
Former Goldman Sachs Title: Head of Goldman Sachs, Frankfurt

Mark Patterson: Chief of Staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
Former Goldman Sachs Title: Vice President for Government Relations

BARACK OBAMA (D) Top Contributors

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY's List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers.

University of California.........................$1,591,395
Goldman Sachs....................................$994,795
Harvard University.................................$854,747
Microsoft Corp......................................$833,617
Google Inc...........................................$803,436
Citigroup Inc.......................................$701,290
JPMorgan Chase & Co..............................$695,132
Time Warner........................................$590,084
Sidley Austin LLP...................................$588,598
Stanford University................................$586,557
National Amusements Inc.........................$551,683
UBS AG..............................................$543,219
Wilmerhale Llp.....................................$542,618
Skadden, Arps et al................................$530,839
IBM Corp............................................$528,822
Columbia University...............................$528,302
Morgan Stanley....................................$514,881
General Electric....................................$499,130
US Government....................................$494,820
Latham & Watkins................................$493,835

From OpenSecrets.org

Obama's got whose back?

Not the American people's for sure...and that leads to only one crazy, conspiracy-theory type of conclusion, sorry to say. Perhaps it also explains why Obama insisted on keeping his off-the-record, specially-encrypted Blackberry (whereas President Bush even stopped emailing his own daughters). Obama admnistration takes several wrong paths in dealing with terrorism

2/2/10: The State of the Union - The Voice of the People

 
 

Tea Party Patriots Jenny Beth Martin will give a response, as will leaders of other groups listed.

Are you using a teaspoon or a shovel?

What's Your Measure?

In Luke 6:38, Jesus said these words,

"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."

That is a promise of Jesus that you can stake your life on. Give, and what happens? It will be given to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?!

But notice that He also added this, "The same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." If you take a serving spoon, and that is what you measure out your giving with, you will get an overflowing serving spoon. It comes back to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing from a serving spoon.

The measure you use is what is measured back to you. If you use a shovel, and that is what you measure it out with, that is how it comes back to you.

Wouldn't you rather have a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over shovel as opposed to a serving spoon? The measure you use, Jesus said, that is what is used to measure back to you.

I believe many people are using a teaspoon and yet they are praying, "God bless me. I have big needs." I am sure God is saying, "I'm doing all I can. You know, I'm pressing it down as much as I can press it down. It is running over. But a running over teaspoon is just not that much."

Are you using a teaspoon or a shovel? Whatever you use is what comes back multiplied, but it is only according to the measure you use.

Answers with Bayless Conley

The amazing story of how MLK day saved our health care

...is this ironic, or what?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Venture Capital anyone???

"The challenge has been formidable. Faced with a near-frozen market for initial public offerings and few mergers or acquisitions, many venture-capital firms have thrown more of their resources behind only their portfolios of existing businesses. Some have ceased investing altogether. In fact, 64 of the 721 U.S. venture-capital firms that invested in companies between Oct. 1, 2007 and Sept. 30, 2008 haven't made an investment since then, according to according to Dow Jones VentureSource, a research firm owned by News Corp., which also publishes SmartMoney.com and The Wall Street Journal."

"VCs Change Their Tune" By Diana Ransom, WSJ, 11/11/2009


"This year, 435 venture-capital funds have hit the road to raise money, compared with 452 for all of 2008 and 445 in 2007, according to research firm Preqin.

Out of that field, just 134 new venture-capital funds had completed their fund raising and closed to investors as of early November, down from the full-year totals of 309 funds in 2008 and 363 in 2007.

The newcomers raised just $20.4 billion in total capital, down 65% from $58.2 billion in all of 2008, according to Preqin."

"Venture Funds Sweetening the Terms" By Pui-Wing Tam, WSJ, 11/23/2009


"According to International Monetary Fund data, U.S. GDP has fallen to 24% of world GDP from 32% in 2001. And as U.S. capital escapes the weak dollar and high tax rates, the U.S. share of world equity market capitalization has fallen to 30% from 45%. This leaves the U.S. alone with Japan at the bottom of the monetary heap, with rate expectations so low they repel investment."

"Near-Zero Rates Are Hurting the Economy" By David Malpass, WSJ, 12/03/2009

President Obama is admitting the the health care bills passed by either the House or Senate (or both) contained provisions which were "snuck in"... that would have in fact prevented people from keeping their current insurance and/or choosing the doctor they want

Obama's Stunning Admission

HAT TIP: GatewayPundit

Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.
Speaker's trips 'are more about partying than anything else'

Nobody will invest in an industry that might be the next to be overtaxed, overregulated, or publicly disemboweled...

Bonfire of the Populists

VIDEOS: History of American Progressivism

Glenn Beck- January 29, 2010 (Part 1/5)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSvRF6pdJDk

Glenn Beck- January 29, 2010 (Part 2/5)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyyMPtALS7Q

Glenn Beck- January 29, 2010 (Part 3/5)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-_9i6MCGDk

Glenn Beck- January 29, 2010 (Part 4/5)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJRMTDY7B-s

Glenn Beck- January 29, 2010 (Part 5/5)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=th_30AlHtow

"A payroll tax cut would have been better than any government stimulus."

Scott Brown: 'People Aren't Stupid'

Obama's no FDR!

American Minute with Bill Federer

January 30

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born JANUARY 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, NY.

The 32nd President, he was in office longer then any other, over 12 years, serving during the Great Depression and World War II.

On October 6, 1935, FDR stated:

"We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic...

Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."

In a Fireside Chat, March 9, 1937, FDR stated:

"I hope that you have re-read the Constitution of the United States in these past few weeks. Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again."

In a Campaign Address, November 1, 1940, FDR stated:

"Those forces hate democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization."

In a Radio Address, November 4, 1940, FDR stated:

"Democracy is the birthright of every citizen, the white and the colored; the Protestant, the Catholic, the Jew."

In a Radio Address, May 27, 1941, FDR stated:

"The Nazis are as ruthless as the Communists in the denial of God."

President Obama is usurping the rights of God, "as did Hitler and Stalin and the emperors of Rome."

Former POW and hero speaking at luncheon - Jeremiah Denton endured more than 7 years as prisoner in Vietnam.
The enemy responded with unspeakably horrific treatment, yet throughout his seven-and-a-half-year imprisonment – four in solitary confinement – Denton refused to betray his country or stray from his faith.

WHEN HELL WAS IN SEASON


Friday, January 29, 2010

'It's Not About Me' -- Wink, Wink

On January 25, 2010 david Limbaugh told us what we already knew...

Check out the accompanying Monty Python vid clips courtesty of Citizen Wells!



Controversy over Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism"

From Thomas Sowell: Who Is "Fascist"?
Those who put a high value on words may recoil at the title of Jonah Goldberg's new book, "Liberal Fascism." As a result, they may refuse to read it, which will be their loss -- and a major loss.

Those who value substance over words, however, will find in this book a wealth of challenging insights, backed up by thorough research and brilliant analysis.

This is the sort of book that challenges the fundamental assumptions of its time -- and which, for that reason, is likely to be shunned rather than criticized.

Because the word "fascist" is often thrown around loosely these days, as a general term of abuse, it is good that "Liberal Fascism" begins by discussing the real Fascism, introduced into Italy after the First World War by Benito Mussolini...



Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism" is too rich a book to be summarized in a newspaper column. Get a copy and start re-thinking the received notions about who is on "the left" and who is on "the right." It is a book for people who want to think, rather than repeat rhetoric.




Over at the History News Network, a few serious historians and a few pretend ones launched a bizarre and at times delusionally paranoid attack on my book — two years after it came out...

Here is an except from Jonah Goldberg's rebuttal:
For those who don’t know: I contend that in America (unlike Europe in important respects) “the right” is defined by two pillars: religious and cultural traditionalism on the one side and classical liberalism or economic libertarianism on the other. We can get hung up on the labels, but it is fair to say that people who are very culturally conservative are usually identified as “right-wing” and those who are very libertarian on economic matters are dubbed right-wing as well. Modern conservatives, for the most part, adhere to the “fusionist” school which tries to marry both traditionalism and laissez-faire in one coherent vision. Meanwhile, the Nazis – and, to a lesser extent, the Italian Fascists – rejected both of these worldviews while embracing statism. In my book (literally and figuratively) that puts you on the left. To date no one has successfully rebutted this argument.
Read the whole rebuttal...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The last one is priceless...

Random Thoughts of the Day:

1) Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

2) I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

3) There is a great need for a Sarcasm font.

4) How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

5) I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

6) Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5...pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

7) Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

8) I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least 'kind of' tired.

9) Bad decisions make good stories.

10) You never know when it will strike...but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

11) I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my 10-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

12) I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring ("Hello? Hello? Damn it!"), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

13) I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste. [Yes: some people are more important than others...]

14) As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers...but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

15) I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

16) I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

Bonus:

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, government, healthcare, real estate prices, the stock market, the federal deficit, Iraq, Afghanistan, global warming, my savings, Social Security, credit card debt...I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck...

Obama cited US Constitution last night during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence… not the Constitution!

Gosh...he was touted as a Constitutional Laywer/Senior Lecturer to get us to vote for him...hmmmm:
The former Constitutional lawyer, or senior lecturer, cited the US Constitution last night during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence… not the Constitution. Modern Conservative reported, via Free Republic:

In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama said:

We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal….

Um, wrong founding document, Mr. President. It is in our Declaration of Independence that we read:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Oops

Does this sound like Enron to anyone???

White House shenanigans--playing all of us for fools!

Rush Limbaugh's Letter to President Obama

"Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky are not our Founding Fathers..."



HOW A CRUDE FORGERY WAS PASSED OFF AS AUTHENTIC TO GET AN UNKNOWN ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE USA

A Chronology of Forgery & Deceit

Compare Obama's speech to John Kennedy’s State of the Union in 1963, which called for permanent tax cuts that would allow America to move toward full employment

Barack Obama has lost his promise. He has lost his momentum. He has lost his touch. He has lost his filibuster-proof Senate majority. He has lost his first year in office.

Tonight, he lost his grip on reality.
State of the Union: Obama's reality problem

Did Obama find YOUR G-Spot?

...the address could be interpreted as the work of a president who is desperately improvising by touching every political erogenous zone he and his advisers can think of...This president was in a political jam when the evening started. And it was hard to see how he was in any less of a jam when the evening ended.

Economists: Jobs fix won't be quick

President Barack Obama’s job-creation program could produce a short-term political boost, but it’s unlikely to significantly stem job losses and reduce the unemployment rate anytime soon, according to economists...

Barack Obama's big contradition

President Barack Obama has embraced a contradiction. He wants both a freeze of a lot of discretionary spending and a new “jobs” bill — which is made up entirely of new discretionary spending.

New York Times corrects Obama's Supreme Court error

...Justice Alito shook his head as if to rebut the president’s characterization of the Citizens United decision, and seemed to mouth the words “not true.” Indeed, Mr. Obama’s description of the holding of the case was imprecise. He said the court had “reversed a century of law.”

The law that Congress enacted in the populist days of the early 20th century prohibited direct corporate contributions to political campaigns. That law was not at issue in the Citizens United case, and is still on the books. Rather, the court struck down a more complicated statute that barred corporations and unions from spending money directly from their treasuries — as opposed to their political action committees — on television advertising to urge a vote for or against a federal candidate in the period immediately before the election...
Justice Alito’s Reaction

Fact checking the SOTU

FACT CHECK: Obama and a toothless commission

State of the Union: Barack Obama gets an F for world leadership

Obama’s world leadership in his first year in office has been weak-kneed and little short of disastrous. He has sacrificed the projection of American power upon the altar of political vanity, with empty speeches and groveling apologies across the world, from Strasbourg to Cairo. He has appeased some of America’s worst enemies, and has extended the hand of friendship to many of the most odious regimes on the face of the earth. Judging by the State of the Union address tonight, we can expect more of the same from an American president who seems determined to lead the world’s greatest power along a path of decline.
Read the whole thing

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bubble Boy - SOTU

From Prof. William A. Jacobson:
" ... a small speech ... petty pot shots ... Nixonian ... anything but soaring ... living in a bubble ... seemed like someone lost at sea ... grasping at everything ... not the Obama of the campaign ... blame Bush theme is tired ... the whining ...
First Take on SOTU - A Small Speech

Uncovered! Meet the real 'Ellie Light'

Letter writer is male health-care worker tied to Daily Kos, Obama-Ayers machine

...one of every four dollars produced by the sweat of American private labor is now taxed and redistributed by 535 men and women in Congress

Mr. Obama's major contribution to deficits has been a record spending spree

The tragedy is that Mr. Obama's fiscal conversion is coming a year too late, assuming it is now real. If the President and his party really are serious, they can do more than promise a spending freeze after 2012. They can stop spending more now: Drop the health-care bill, cancel the unspent stimulus spending from last year, kill the $150 billion new stimulus that has already passed the House, and bar all repaid bailout cash from being re-spent. Everything else is marketing.

Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page A14

Read the whole thing: The Obama Fisc

New antiseptic: Hydrogen Barackside


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A message to all members of Tea Party Patriots re: tea party convention

We are receiving many calls and emails asking about the tea party convention in Nashville. Tea Party Patriots is not participating in the tea party convention.

A couple of months ago, Tea Party Patriots Local Coordinators decided they did not want to to be involved in this endeavor because the ticket prices were out of our league.

There has been a lot of press coverage about the convention recently. We recommend thoroughly researching the convention before purchasing a ticket.

Tea Party Patriots, Inc.

National Coordinator Team

Visit Tea Party Patriots here

...substantial American economic collapse coming to us in 2011

Government spending has already hugely increased, and so has the size and scope of government, but next year there will also be substantial tax increases for a great many Americans. The first reason will be the expiration of the Bush tax cuts . The top personal income tax rate will rise next Jan. 1 to 39.6% from 35%, a hike of nearly one-eighth. The dividend tax rate will rise to 39.6%, more than 2½ times the current 15%. And the capital gains tax rate will rise by a third, to 20% from 15%. If the House health care bill had passed, all three of these rates would have risen to 45%.

The estate tax, which fell to zero this year under the Bush tax cuts, will return in 2011--or sooner, if Congress acts to restore it. Another likely tax increase will be on the income of private equity and hedge-fund managers, from the capital gains rate of 15% to the new higher income tax rates. It has already been passed by the House and is supported by the Obama administration, as is an additional 10-year, $90 billion tax on banks aimed at "rolling back bonuses for top earners." It would affect some 50 banks, insurance companies, and large broker-dealers.

Meanwhile a number of last year's tax deductions have disappeared due to the failure of Congress to extend them into this year. The tax deduction for state and local sales taxes is one; the deduction for college tuition and fees is another; and the 50% write-off for small businesses for capital purchases--equipment, machinery or building a new plant--has disappeared as well, which will have a negative effect upon the construction of new business operation facilities.

Add on to all of these increases the biggest government deficits and spending increases (to 26.5% of gross domestic product from 21%) in half a century, the protectionism of free trade downsizing through the "buy American" requirements, China import restrictions, and the administration limitations of Columbia, South Korea, and Panama free trade agreements, and we have a very different, and not very prosperous, America ahead of us.

Or as economist Arthur Laffer wrote in his January Economic Outlook, we "cannot have a prosperous economy when government is overspending, raising tax rates, printing too much money, over-regulating and restricting the free flow of goods and services across national boundaries." We are, in his words, simply "moving in the wrong direction."

***

But what Mr. Laffer sees as most important is a substantial American economic collapse coming to us in 2011...
Read the whole thing

Indonesians want to get rid of Barry...er, Obama too!

“All he did was eat and sh*t in Menteng.”

So it IS brain surgery...

The reason Obama's never photographed from behind...

The U.S. response to the earthquake should be considered an embarrassment. Our operation received virtually no support from any branch of the U.S. government, including the State Department.

...As we ran out of various supplies we had no means to acquire more. There was no way to transfer patients we were poorly equipped to manage (such as a critically ill newborn with respiratory distress) to a facility where they would get better care. We were heartbroken having to tell patients suffering incredible pain we could not perform their surgery for at least a day.

Even after hearing gunshots outside the hospital, we had no protection for ourselves or our belongings—though we observed that a Jamaican medical team came with armed guards.

All these problems stemmed from ours being an isolated operation, a feature that may work in a humanitarian medical mission but not in a disaster situation. Later, as we were leaving Haiti, we were appalled to see warehouse-size quantities of unused medicines, food and other supplies at the airport, surrounded by hundreds of U.S. and international soldiers standing around aimlessly.

With an organized central command dedicated to medical relief, we could have done much better. A reconnaissance team, managed by government or U.N. officials in conjunction with medical and logistic specialists, could have immediately come to Haiti to evaluate local facilities. Preapproved groups of experienced civilian and military medical teams could have been consolidated in the U.S. from the Pensacola, Fla., military base or other locations, to avoid the airplane traffic clutter and delays that plagued landing of people and supplies into Port-au-Prince. Targeted teams with military support could then go to adequate facilities where they could be most effective.

After the disaster, certain roads should have been secured to allow the transfer of patients or supplies. A base hospital could have been established for patients requiring specialized services (such as a neonatal ICU and neurosurgery). A specialized, postoperative care center should have been established. In our case, however, we lacked the resources to ensure that patients were receiving basic wound care, antibiotics, nutrition or hydration.

The death toll from Katrina was under 2,000 people. Deaths in Haiti as of yesterday are at least 150,000. Untold numbers are dying of untreated, preventable infections. For all the outcry about Katrina, our nation has fared no better in this latest disaster.
Read the whole thing

Dr. Eachempati is a trauma surgeon and incoming president of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Drs. Lorich and Helfet are orthopedic surgeons. All practice at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

[Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page A17, Tuesday, January 26, 2010]


AGW: TOAST

AGW [Anthropogenic Global Warming] theory is toast. So’s Dr Rajendra Pachauri. So’s the Stern Review. So’s the credibility of the IPCC. But if you think I’m cheered by this you’re very much mistaken. I’m trying to write a Climategate book but the way things are going by the time I’m finished there won’t be anything left to say: the battle will already have been won and the only people left who still believe in Man Made Global Warming will be the eco-loon equivalents of those wartime Japanese soldiers left abandoned and forgotten on remote Pacific atolls.

Here’s the latest development, courtesy of Dr Richard North – and it’s a cracker. It seems that, not content with having lied to us about shrinking glaciers, increasing hurricanes, and rising sea levels, the IPCC’s latest assessment report also told us a complete load of porkies about the danger posed by climate change to the Amazon rainforest...
After Climategate, Pachaurigate and Glaciergate: Amazongate

Sunday, January 24, 2010

All ginned up

Neville sez: "Folks, man-made climate change is an elaborate global wealth redisribution scheme, a con, a scam and a fraud!"

Nobel prize-winning panel of climate scientists...apologize and promise to be more careful.

I Believe The Fix Was In for the 2008 Election and The Cover Up is Still Going Strong!

by: Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., Commander USNR (Retired)
Lead Plaintiff, Kerchner v Obama & Congress
Posted 24 January 2010 at: http://puzo1.blogspot.com
I believe that the RNC and DNC at the highest levels in 2008 were both complicit in shutting down all discussion of Obama's eligibility issue in the Main Stream Media, print press, and in the leading Conservative Talk Show radio stations. I believe that the RNC and the DNC were complicit in subverting Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of our Constitution as to the eligibility requirements for the Office of the President, i.e., the person eligible for that office must be a natural born Citizen", i.e., one born in the country to parents who are both citizens of the country such that the child born has singular and sole allegiance at birth to the USA and no citizenship at birth with any other country via his parents or due to the place or location of birth. A natural born Citizen needs know law or resolution of Congress to give or clarify citizenship status. Natural born Citizenship status can only be obtained by the facts of nature at the child's birth. This is natural law. This is what the founders and framers of our Constitution required for the singular and most powerful office of the President and Commander in Chief of the military. John Jay and George Washington put that requirement into the Constitution for exactly the reason that the person serving in that office would have no foreign influences on him/her at birth due to the facts and circumstances of his/her citizenship at birth. Only "natural born Citizenship" in the USA per natural law guarantees no other allegiance or citizenship claims by an another country at birth. If you are born on the U.S. soil of parents who are both citizens, no other country can claim you as a Citizen of their country and you are only governed by the laws of the USA at your birth. This is natural law as written by Vattel in 1758 in his legal book, "The Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law". This book was used as a reference to set up our new new nation in 1776 in the writing of the Declaration of Independence and also in drafting the new form of federal government in 1789 and the writing of our Constitution, the fundamental law of our nation. Obama was born British. How can a person be born a British Subject be considered to be a "natural born Citizen" of the USA, to constitutional standards? He cannot. Our founders must be rolling over in there graves witnessing what transpired in the 2008 election cycle.

Both parties put up questionable candidates in 2008 as to their birth citizenship, Obama was born as a British Subject and McCain was born in Panama, and then they proceeded to cover up for each other and helped shut down the media and talk radio totally via their respective high contacts in the media industry and elected officials within the sitting Bush administration and in Congress as well as within their own respective presidential campaign organizations...
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White House advisors contradict each other on jobs credited to stimulus--iow: the nimrods in charge of our future don't have a clue

White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act.

The discrepancy was pointed out by a Republican official in an email to reporters noting that “Three presidential advisers on three different programs [gave] three different descriptions of the trillion-dollar stimulus bill.”
White House brass split on stimulus stats

Saturday, January 23, 2010

VIDEO: "Live Free or Die"
Glenn Beck Show 01-22-10

From Kurt Vangsness:

If you didn't watch this, it is worth watching.

Segment 3 discusses the Ukrainian "Holodomor" perpetrated by the Stalin and the Soviets--see www.holodomorct.org/


"Live Free or Die" Glenn Beck Show 01-22-10


SEG. 1 of 6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWAAqsoRG3g

SEG. 2 of 6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGSPXhIXa4Y

SEG. 3 of 6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1tptHYz2Ys

SEG. 4 of 6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rN5AyK438w

SEG. 5 of 6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBparzKKlxk

SEG. 6 of 6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxMx0rYk290

Thanks, Kurt!

Glenn Beck's first documentary...may Michael Moore finally rest in peace

On January 22, 2010: Glenn Beck ran through the atrocities of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara — "the true unseen history of Marxism, progressivism and communism" as Beck described it — with some implied lessons for today. [It is his first documentary.]

According to Lee Edwards, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation:
  • "solid research" and willingness to take on "still-prevailing myths about Che Guevara and Mao."
  • "one of the best documentaries [he's] seen on communism..."
  • "I think this suggests the line on Beck that he is some kind of wild man is just not true," Edwards said. "This guy is thoughtful and interested in history. How many journalists in cable, print or whatever have this kind of interest in giving you a historical context. I think he should be commended for that."
History According to Glenn Beck

Friday, January 22, 2010

...there isn't a single critical problem on which the president has a positive public rating

Obama's political realignment of America is over. We no longer believe that he will "change the world" and "transform the country."
The Incredible Deflation of Barack Obama

Instead of bringing real change, Obama’s plans seem more likely to do the opposite of what he says he wants...

Obama said that large financial institutions almost ruined the U.S. economy because they took “huge, reckless risks in pursuit of quick profits and massive bonuses.” Unfortunately his latest solution, long on political rhetoric and short on substance, is likely to make the financial system more fragile and more susceptible to government bailouts.

You do not have to be a financial genius to figure this out.
Read the whole thing

Let us review Obama's amazingly bad one year report card, Cliff-notes style...

  • Obama's past associations with radicals, communists and Islamic Jihadist sympathizers (William Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Rev. Right, Rashid Khalidi).
  • TARP and the bank bailout.
  • Tax cheats in the White House cabinet.
  • The $787B stimulus package to nowhere and 10% unemployment.
  • The arrogance of the Democrat-controlled Congress not reading the plethora of 2000 page trillion dollar spending bills...and bragging about it
  • Obama's race-baiting in the Harvard Professor Louis Gates affair.
  • ClimateGate and Obama's trip to the disastrous the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
  • The rejection of Obama and Chicago by the Olympic Committee.
  • The Restriction of executive pay by Obama's Pay Czar.
  • 35 Czars...the Obama attempt to concentrate power in the White House.
  • A $1.5 Trillion dollar deficit and $7 Trillion debt in just one year.
  • The government takeover of GM and Chrysler.
  • Endless overseas apology tours and bowing to foreign heads of state.
  • Compromising the defense of our allies in Eastern Europe and deferring to Iran on it's nuclear program
  • The Cap & Trade jam down in the House.
  • The ObamaCare jam down in the House.
  • The ObamaCare Christmas Eve jam down in the Senate along with the $300M 'Louisiana Purchase' and the 'Cornhusker Kickback', the $60M union deal, and the behind closed door reconciliation process of the House and Senate bills
  • Denigration of the Tea Party movement and the TownHallers..
  • Maoists and Communists advising Obama (Van Jones, Anita Dunn to name a few).
  • Lack of reaction to the first two successful terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since 9-11, Ft Hood and the Christmas Day Bomber.
  • Obama's neurotic obsession with closing Gitmo, giving civil rights to terrorists on the battlefield, and enabling terrorist-loving AG Eric Holder's decision to bring 9-11 terrorists Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his pals to NY for a civilian trial.
Need we say more? Would any sane person approve of this?"

Obama's "Agenda to Nowhere"

Gary Starr for American First Principles: Obama Declares War on Banks & Profit -- Stock Market Tanks...Again

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Uh-Oh: Reconciliation is NOT dead after all

Terminator...The Undead...Westworld...

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, tells National Review Online that House Democrats are planning to use the budget-reconciliation process in order to pass Obamacare. “They’re meeting with each other this weekend to pursue it,” says Ryan. “I’ve spoken with many Democrats and the message is this: They’re not ready to give up. They’ve waited their entire adult lives for this moment and they aren’t ready to let 100,000 pesky votes in Massachusetts get in the way of fulfilling their destiny. They’ll look at every option and spend the next four or five days figuring it out.”
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TPM says I've been poking around some sources in Washington, DC (and combining this with what I've heard from our TPMDC team) and my sense is that Health Care Reform is both dead and not dead. Let's say it's among the Undead.

Pigeon Impossible...



...the tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

The film took nearly 5 years to complete and is the first attempt at animation by writer/director Lucas Martell: "When the project started, it was mostly an excuse to learn 3D animation, but by the end of the project I had spent so much time reworking and polishing the story that I just wanted people to laugh."

The end-result is a hilarious 6-minute romp through the streets of Washington D.C. as our hero fights to save himself, and the world from the chaos reigned down by a hungry pigeon. Breathtaking visuals and a sweeping soundtrack showcase the work of nearly one-hundred talented artists and musicians, and the film stands as a testament to what can be accomplished by a team of dedicated volunteers working for the love of their craft.

http://pigeonimpossible.com/

He's trying to boil the ocean...

Mort Zuckerman on Obama's presidency: "worse than it was" ... "corrupt" ... "revolting" ... "disgusting" ... "it's bribery" ... "not leadership" ... "overexposure" ... "disaster" ... "I'm very disappointed" ... "sad" ...

Mortimer B. Zuckerman is chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Boston Properties Inc. He is a trustee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Institute for Near East Studies, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

He's Done Everything Wrong

Platonic arrogance

Our Philosopher-King Obama
By Victor Davis Hanson
In Plato's ideal society, philosopher kings and elite Guardians shepherded the rabble to force them to do the "right" thing.

To prevent the unwashed from doing anything stupid, the all-powerful, all-wise Guardians often had to tell a few "noble" lies. And, of course, these caretakers themselves were exempt from most rules they made for others.

We are now seeing such thinking in the Obama administration and among its supporters.
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Spiegel Online International: The World Bids Farewell to Obama

Doom.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

History test

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality...absolutely NO PROFILING! Pause a moment, reflect back, and take thefollowing multiple choice test. These events are actual events from history. They really happened! Do you remember?


HERE'S THE TEST


1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:

a.. Superman

b. Jay Leno

c. Harry Potter

d. A Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40


2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and
massacred by:


a. Olga Corbett

b. Sitting Bull

c. Arnold Schwarzenegger

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:

a. Lost Norwegians

b. Elvis

c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:

a. John Dillinger

b. The King of Sweden

c. The Boy Scouts

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:

a. A pizza delivery boy

b. Pee Wee Herman

c.. Geraldo Rivera

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:

a. The Smurfs

b. Davey Jones

c. The Little Mermaid

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:

a. Captain Kidd

b. Charles Lindberg

c. Mother Teresa

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:

a. Scooby Doo

b. The Tooth Fairy

c. The Sundance Kid

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:

a. Richard Simmons

b. Grandma Moses

c. Michael Jordan

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:

a. Mr. Rogers

b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems

c. The World Wrestling Federation

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:

a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd

b. The Supreme Court of Florida

c. Mr Bean

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:

a. Enron

b. The Lutheran Church

c. The NFL

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:

a. Bonnie and Clyde

b. Captain Kangaroo

c. Billy Graham

d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40


"Obama is nothing but a poo-poo salesman with a mouthful of samples"

Panic at Munich airport!

Pamela Geller aks" "How the hell did the terrorist escape??"

No computers in school?

I never thought about it before...but, damn: it's a good idea!

When was the last time a race for the U.S. Senate produced a result as shocking as the one tonight?

I've been following Senate races for 50 years (albeit not that closely during the 1970s and 1980s) and I can't think of one.
THE MASSACHUSETTS MIRACLE

Evidently, Obama didn’t get the message...

Voters-Be-Damned…Obama Plows Ahead With Radical Agenda- Will Nationalize Student Loan Industry

The People's Seat

Scott Brown's powerful victory speech was punctuated by great good humor, a gracious and deserved tribute to Ted Kennedy, heartfelt thanks to friends and his family, fun with his daughters, and, crucially, a reminder of the phrase that probably sealed his election --"the people's seat."

If Democrats in the House and the Senate have ears to hear, that is the phrase they will remember from tonight as they consider the looming decisions on Obamacare.

This was not a stealth vote. The Democrat in this deep blue state did not lack for resources. The Senate Democrats provided the money. The president came on demand and cut the ads. The netroots were pulsing with unheeded appeals to voters.

The voters knew exactly what was on the line and they voted, decisively, against Obamacare. "It will raise taxes. It will hurt Medicare. It will destroy jobs. It will run us deeper into debt," Brown declared about Obamacare in his speech. "And we can do better!"

"No more closed door meetings. No more backroom deals. No more hiding costs. No more trillions in debt for our children to pay."

"We need to start fresh."

That's the message of the Massachusetts Miracle. Democrats ignore it at their political peril. If the president, the Speaker and the Majority Leader try a jam down, a political tsunami that is already forming will sweep ashore and destroy the Democratic Party for a generation.

"What happened here in Massachusetts can happen all over America," Brown said as he closed his remarks. That is what Senate and House Democrats need to hear. If they insist on ignoring the American people and dismissing their collective, great common sense, the people will retire them in great numbers.

Thank you Scott Brown, for having faith in the American voter.
Hugh Hewitt

The party's over

Obama Closes Cocktail Hour

For Democrats: an ugly 24 hours

It has been an ugly 24 hours of blame-casting for Democrats. In fact, it's the first time in the Obama era that so many Democrats aired their private grievances in such a public way.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LIBERTY TRUMPS TYRANNY!!!


GREAT SCOTT!!!!!









The SCOTT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD!!!!!

TO REPORT FRAUD IN TODAY'S MASSACHUSETTS SENATE ELECTION:

FRAUD CONTACTS:

Scott Brown campaign
http://www.brownforussenate.com/

Black Box Voting
http://www.blackboxvoting.org/contact.html

MA GOP
http://www.massgop.com/

MA SoS Elections Division
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm

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Any and all blogs!!!

Keep the light shining on these crooks and don’t let a single issue slide!

More Democrat Voter Fraud Tactics Exposed

Vote for Brown because....

THE SCOTT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

A vote for Brown is a vote for objective reality
A vote for Brown is a vote for individualism
A vote for Brown is a vote for capitalism
A vote for Brown is a vote for humanity
A vote for Brown is a vote for America
A vote for Brown is a vote for trucks
A vote for Brown is a vote for a cuppa tea
A vote for Brown is a vote for small government
A vote for Brown is a vote for fiscal responsibility
A vote for Brown is a vote for national security
A vote for Brown is a vote for energy independence
A vote for Brown is a vote for your children
A vote for Brown is a vote for your grandchildren
A vote for Brown is a vote for the individual rights
A vote for Brown is a vote for no special rules for special classes
A vote for Brown is a vote for common sense
A vote for Brown is a vote for American sovereignty
A vote for Brown is a vote for miracles against a cynical, power grabbing machine
A vote for Brown is a vote for hope
A vote for Brown is a vote for change
A vote for Brown is a vote for your wallet
A vote for Brown is a vote for the hardworking businessman
A vote for Brown is a vote for the motor of the country
A vote for Brown is a vote for the producers
A vote for Brown is a vote for lovers of freedom
A vote for Brown is a vote for our unalienable rights endowed upon us by our creator
A vote for Brown is a vote for the dream of a great nation

Posted today at ATLAS SHRUGS

HillBuzz: Right on!

Excerpt from An Open Letter to Our Readers
In about two years, if we work hard, we believe we can see to it that Liberals are exiled from power and influence for the next 30 years. We can defeat them from the school board level all the way up to the White House. We can roll back all of their PC nonsense, all of their economy-killing “progressive measures”, and even take back the educational system and remove all the brainwashing they’re inflicting upon our children. It’s not going to be easy, and the Left will resist us kicking and screaming, lashing out like demons in an exorcism, but if we work hard we will win.

The irony of all this, to us, is that if Liberalism and “the progressive agenda” were really so wonderful, you’d think these people wouldn’t have to resort to calling people who oppose them RAAACISTS, trying to ruin them, threaten physical violence against them, or want to see them die of AIDS or otherwise be killed.

If what the Liberals are selling is so wonderful, so chock full of unicorns and Hope-and-Changey delicious Kool-Aid, then why do they have to use Alinsky tactics and thuggery to advance their cause?

Why do these people have to behave like villains from books, TV, and movies if they are so enlightened and they really know what’s best for everyone?

We’ll continue to ask these questions, and many more, in the days, weeks, months, and YEARS to come, God willing, and with your continued and much needed support.

We can’t do this alone, especially not in light of the increased attacks, but we will strive to do our level best for this country…and we hope you stand up with us as much as you can.

House Dems opposed to Obama's proposed spending freeze, cut

House Democrats are rejecting an idea floated by the Obama administration to freeze or cut discretionary spending in 2011...the Democrats warn that cutting or freezing spending at this point might further damage the economy.

Imagine you are broke and jobless (or, sadly, perhaps you don't have to just imagine). You decide that the only way out of your mess is to:

(a) Find a good counterfeiter
(b) Charge everything on your credit cards
(c) All of the above

Wow, I didn't know any Democrats read this blog...

Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK FOUGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND AGAINST DEMOCRATS

By Frances Rice

As we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us pause to reflect on who he was and why his struggle to obtain civil rights for black Americans was necessary.

First, Dr. King was a Republican until the day he died because he knew that the Republican Party, from its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. For details on the history of civil rights, see the NBRA Civil Rights Newsletter posted on the NBRA's website.

Second, the nemesis of Dr. King's valiant and historic campaign to end discrimination and gain equality for blacks was the Democratic Party, the party of slavery, segregation and the Ku Klux Klan. Led by former Klansman Robert Byrd, Democrats launched a despicable crusade to smear and undermine Dr. King. This relentless disparagement of Dr. King resulted in his being physically assaulted and ultimately to his tragic death.

When Dr. King left Memphis, Tennessee in March of 1968 after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Byrd called Dr. King a "trouble-maker" who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Prior to his death, Democrats bombed Dr. King's home several times. The scurrilous efforts by the Democrats to harm Dr. King included spreading rumors that he was a Communist and accusing him of being a womanizer and a plagiarist.

An egregious act against Dr. King occurred on October 10, 1963. Democrat President John F. Kennedy authorized his brother, Democrat Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, to wiretap Dr. King's telephone using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Wiretaps were placed by the FBI on Dr. King's telephones in his home and office. The FBI also bugged Dr. King's hotel rooms when he traveled around the country.

The trigger for this unsavory wiretapping was apparently Dr. Kings' criticism of President Kennedy for ignoring civil rights issues, according to the author David Garrow in his book, "Bearing the Cross". As was pointed out in the book by Wayne Perryman "Blacks, Whites and Racist Democrats", Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator. After Kennedy became president, he was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.

The justification given by the Kennedy Administration publicly for wiretapping Dr. King was that two of Dr. King's associates, including David Levinson, had ended their association with the Communist Party in order to work undercover and influence Dr. King. However, after years of continuous and extensive wiretapping, the FBI found no direct links of Dr. King to the Communist Party.

Kennedy's disdain for blacks further manifested itself when the King family sought help with getting Dr. King out of a Birmingham jail. Kennedy's civil rights advisor, Harris Wofford who was a personal friend of Dr. King made a telephone call on behalf of Kennedy without Kennedy's knowledge. That call resulted in Dr. King's release. Kennedy was angry about the call because he feared he would lose the Southern vote. History shows, though, that the call by Wofford eventually worked in Kennedy's favor and is the primary reason so many blacks today wrongly venerate Kennedy.

The unrelenting efforts by Democrats to tarnish Dr. King's reputation continued for years after his death. To his credit, Republican President Ronald Reagan ignored the Democrats' smear campaign and made Dr. King's birthday a holiday.

Today, while professing to revere Dr. King, Democrats are still attempting to sully his image by claiming that he was a socialist. In reality, Dr. King was a Christian, guided by his faith and Republican Party principles as he struggled to gain equality for blacks. He did not embrace the type of socialist agenda that is promoted by the Democratic Party today, which includes fostering dependency on government handouts that trap blacks in generational poverty.

Frances Rice is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, a lawyer and chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted at: www.NBRA.Info

JAN 18: Help in the MA Senate Election with ALL EXPENSES PAID trip!

Help prevent Democratic voter fraud and support Scott Brown!
One of my readers just contacted me and an opportunity has arisen TODAY (Monday 1/18) and we can now send people to Massachussetts for FREE (travel, lodging, food) to help poll monitor in the MA Senate election tomorrow, (Tues. 1/19). Brief training will be provided.

If you want to go, please email with your name and phone number, and they will book your travel and lodging immediately and put you in touch with the ground coordinator in Massachusetts.

If your email gets returned, please email and .

Please help out in this historic election!

Massachusetts voters - please take cameras and record every act of treachery you see. That ugly criminal machine is going into high gear, the individual can save America. That's you and me.
From PAMELA GELLER AT ATLAS SHRUGS

Poll shows growing disappointment, polarization over Obama's performance

A year into his presidency, President Obama faces a polarized nation and souring public assessments of his efforts to change Washington, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Nearly half of all Americans say Obama is not delivering on his major campaign promises, and a narrow majority have just some or no confidence that he will make the right decisions for the country's future.

More than a third see the president as falling short of their expectations, about double the proportion saying so at the 100-day mark of Obama's presidency in April. At the time, 63 percent said the president had accomplished a "great deal" or a "good amount." Now, the portion saying so has dropped to 47 percent...
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Scott Brown is No "RINO'

In short, conservatives know that Brown is no "RINO" because when it matters most, and on the issues that are most visible and pressing, he is with them. Bona fide "RINOs," by contrast, seem to take delight in sticking their thumb in the eyes of conservatives. They seem to enjoy abandoning the GOP on key issues and key votes, and at the most inopportune times.
David Frum Is Wrong: Scott Brown is No 'RINO'

Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, on abortion: “The unborn are as much a part of the Beloved Community as are newborns, infants, teenagers, adults, and the elderly.”

Wow… Martha Coakley Holds Rally at MLK Breakfast With Scott Brown Sitting In the Room — Brown Responds

By 58 percent to 38 percent, Americans said they prefer smaller government and fewer services to larger government with more services

(CNSNews.com) - A large majority of Americans say they want a smaller government that provides them with fewer services, according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News...

...Since [Obama] won the Democratic nomination in June 2008, the margin between those favoring smaller over larger government has moved in Post-ABC polls from five points to 20 points.”
What Washington Post Story Did Not Say about Its Own Poll: Most Americans Say They Want a Smaller Government

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Citizen's Constitution

Seth Lipsky's new book, The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guideprovides a running commentary on the Constitution, sentence by sentence, and often clause by clause, or word by word, in a highly readable fashion, infusing every provision of the document with color and background, and highlighting its meaning in an era of big government and shrinking freedoms.

The Citizen's Constitution makes the case that Americans' age-old rights and privileges are more critical - and more in need of understanding and defending - than ever before in our history. It is a book that is both erudite and entertaining, and could not be more relevant to current events.



...and don't forget about this:


"Protecting the Force: Lessons From Fort Hood" never mentions Islamist terror

There are two basic problems with the grotesque non-report on the Islamist- terror massacre at Fort Hood (released by the Defense Department yesterday):

* It's not about what happened at Fort Hood.

* It avoids entirely the issue of why it happened.

Rarely in the course of human events has a report issued by any government agency been so cowardly and delusional. It's so inept, it doesn't even rise to cover-up level.
Hood massacre report gutless and shameful

Salahi conspiracy?

Apparently, there's more to this story!

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.
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GIGANTIC STOCK MARKET RALLY PREDICTED...

...IF Scott Brown wins in this Tuesdays Massachusetts senatorial election!

(Per CNBC's Jim Cramer of MAD MONEY!)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Son of Climategate!

Scientist says feds manipulated data...

Reporting points in coldest regions simply eliminated by U.S.
agencies
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Married to a Democrat?

A woman married three times walked into a bridal shop one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.

"Of course, madam," replied the sales clerk, "exactly what type and color dress are you looking for?" The bride to be said: "A long frilly white dress with a veil."

The sales clerk hesitated a bit, then said, "Please don't take this the wrong way, but gowns of that nature are considered more appropriate for brides who are being married the first time--for those who are a bit more innocent, if you know what I mean? Perhaps ivory or sky blue would be nice?"

"Well," replied the customer, a little peeved at the clerk's directness, "I can assure you that a white gown would be quite appropriate. Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first-time bride. You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he died as we were checking into our hotel."

"My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in the limo on our way to our honeymoon that we had that wedding annulled immediately and never spoke to each other again."

"What about your third husband?" asked the sales clerk.

"That one was a Democrat," said the woman, "and every night for four years he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be, but nothing ever happened..."

GOBSMACKED: 13 miles high

Breathtaking spy plane footage

From a friend:

Fasten your seat belt for a fantastic ride.

This video is a once in a lifetime experience of a British civilian getting a flight at over 70,000 ft. in a U-2 spy plane.

Please note at the take-off the assist wheels on the outer edges of the wings which drop off upon take-off.

The wings are so long that they need temporary support until lift-off.

What is not shown is at the landing the plane actually slows to a small enough speed that two guys are actually able to grab the wing tips and put those assist wheels back on.

The civilian getting the ride is the host of the car show on BBC shown through Europe at 9:00 pm Sunday night in Belgium anyway the name of which escapes me at the moment [Top Gear is the name].

The views are spectacular as the U-2 flies at altitudes which constitute "SPACE." It's a bit long, but it's really cool!! It's worth investing 10 minutes of your time in my humble opinion.

Use your full screen and sound as this is a high-quality film clip, 10 minutes long.

Breathtaking spy plane footage

PS: You might cry a little at the end :-)

Hungarian Physicist Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi proves CO2 emissions irrelevant in Earth’s Climate

Dr. Miskolczi first published his work in the Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Services in 2004, Volume 108, No 4. He published further statistical proof in the same Journal in 2007, Volume 111, No. 1. In the 5 years since he first published his results, not one peer review has come back disproving his theory, or his Constant. To date, not one scientist has come forward to disprove Miskolczi’s theory that the Earth’s climate is at equilibrium, and that Carbon Dioxide cannot be released in amounts great enough to upset that equilibrium.
Read the whole thing

Because Obama's Kenyan Citizenship was still in effect in 1983, Obama may still be a Kenyan Citizen

America’s two unconstitutional Presidents

Rescuing Blacks from the Slavery of Dependency

Dick McDonald Ownership Society Institute

On his program yesterday Fox’s Glen Beck was criticizing Democrats for the debilitating effects of big government dependency on the African American community. One of the all-black panelists put forth the idea that the disintegration of the black family may have been the root cause for the increase in dependency inasmuch as only 20% of black children were born out of wedlock in 1960 whereas today that figure has sky rocketed to 80%.

Glen noted that Bill Cosby had brought this up before but got hammered for it. He asked Brandon Brice (a community organizer and a Republican) for his comment. Brandon opined that Cosby had called for black males to be more responsible - he then made a 360 departure, changed the subject and said the following:

The more important thing when we look at things as Republicans and conservatives and when we talk of the fear of big government we have to remember that big government whether you like it or not - it’s the perceived notion that they are taking care of much of low income America right now especially at this time of depression. Maybe the solution should be a smarter and more responsible government and I believe that if that happens what you will have – you will shift to automatically smaller government because it will be based on principle. Right now much of the low income neighborhoods are dependent on this so you can’t speak against something that is supporting the lower masses whether you like it or not.

The community organizer hit it right on the head. Unfortunately it flew right over Beck’s. Brice opined that a smarter government would use principled legislation which would naturally result in a smaller government. Voila- an economic solution to poverty. That is what our Founders bequeathed to us. If the government were smaller the taxes taken from the people wouldn’t be so great and they could use that extra money to grow the economy and create and compound their own wealth.

Unfortunately instead of pursuing an economic line of reasoning Beck and the panel headed off into a rehash of the “social” effects of dependency. They eventually compared the black community to domesticated dogs who had to rely on their owners because they were never taught how to survive on their own. What a sad analogy – and from an African-American panelist yet.

The panel didn’t pursue how being smarter and more principled could possibly lead to an “economic” solution to poverty and the eradication of this endemic condition in so many parts of the black community. It was just another chance Beck missed to uncover a solution – a wall he butts into almost daily.

To change a cultural dynamic like poverty you have to have a reason for blacks to make a change. So why in the world would the black community presently vote for Republicans when Republicans have nothing to offer but the admonition to be “responsible”? Do Republicans believe they can shame blacks into voting to cut off their free food, free housing and free health care by proving that Democrats are corrupt capitalists posing as socialists? It hasn’t worked in the past and it won’t work in the future save a massive change in the Republican political arsenal. Today Republicans are not even a perceived threat to blacks as they have been accommodating blacks for years by appeasing the entitlement cabal that has run up a $118 trillion debt.

So what is a smart principled legislature? Well it is one that knows a $118 national funded and unfunded debt is unsustainable and moves to extinguish at least the $110 trillion portion that represent entitlements. It would repeal and replace entitlements (or the “free stuff”) with programs that use capitalist principles to eradicate poverty, lower taxes and increase benefits. No matter how daunting a task this appears to be on the surface, it is doable today without sacrificing the relatively paltry benefits government presently doles out in entitlements nor cost a dime more than the taxpayer presently pay. The people would continue to be paid their full entitlement benefits required by law today as they would be legislated as a “safety net” under which no future benefits would fall. .

Increasing benefits like Social Security’s monthly check from $1,000 to $33,000 seems like a pipe dream. How could a legislature do that? Actually it can be done quite simply by removing the government from the equation - by privatizing Social Security, Medicare and Disability and letting the taxpayer keep the 15.3% in payroll taxes presently confiscated from him or her and letting them use those funds in a personal investment account to grow and accumulate over the years into a nest egg. Let’s take a simple example.

The average American household presently makes over $50,000 a year. That means they pay over $7,500 a year in payroll taxes. Over a 40-year working life that $7,500 amounts to a contribution of $300,000 to the government for which the taxpayer gets no nest egg. However, if those payroll taxes were the taxpayer’s own money and invested weekly in the stock market for 40 years the average nest egg accumulated would be $4,000,000. Just the earnings off the $4 million in the 41st year would equal $33,000 a month.

If you doubt these figures go to the tables on www.riseupamerica.us and review them. Even low-income taxpayers will end up with million-dollar nest eggs and tens of thousands in monthly retirement checks. As a policy matter individual and national wealth will accumulate and grow as it is willed from one generation to the next. We call the plan the Rise Up America plan (RUA) and the personal investment account a “USA” - universal savings account. It will end endemic poverty in the black community.

RUA and the USA are the type of tools it will take to motivate blacks to vote for Republicans and vote for capitalism. Today we have blacks like Oprah Winfrey mistakenly touting Denmark and its socialist government as the answer black Americans are looking for. When the richest black woman in America who has reached that pinnacle through her understanding and use of capitalism starts promoting socialism Republicans should wake up to the fact that they need to offer the black community more than an encouraging word to be more responsible. They need a pocketbook issue like RUA. It can be the one that ends black dependency on government.

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...and you should see the pictures around the blogosphere of S.E.I.U. members campaigning for BROWN!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The reasons why many men pay for sex are revealed in the interviews that make up a major new piece of research

Presented as a Public Service...actually, I'm just dying to see which Google Ads pop up :-)
Research published in 2005 found that the numbers of men who pay for sex had doubled in a decade. The ­authors attributed this rise to "a greater acceptability of commercial sexual contact", yet many of our ­interviewees told us that they felt ­intense guilt and shame about paying for sex.
Why men use prostitutes

Crisis in Haiti: Hugh Hewitt recommends these organizations

Four great Christian organizations serving children in Haiti

Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson brought the Progressive movement to Washington, sowing the seeds for the paramount political problem of our time: centralized administration

Progressivism came in on two great waves: the 1930s New Deal and the Great Society of the 1960s. President Obama often invokes Progressivism and plans to generate its third, and greatest, wave. American businesses large and small must be brought under centralized direction. Contracts, the very core of personal and social freedom, are scrapped or rewritten by the administration as decades old bankruptcy laws are cast aside in the reorganization of the auto makers. The compensation which employers pay to secure the services of executive employees is now reviewed and second-guessed by a presidential "pay czar." Marriage and family life, church and voluntary organizations are all being weakened mostly by nonrepresentative government agencies. First wave Progressives demanded the popular referendum. Third wave Progressives do everything possible to stop local and state referenda which citizens would use to end this assault on the pillars of free society.

Health Care reform is a prime example of Progressivism in action.

The delivery of health care services has grown costly, leaving many without coverage. But survey after survey shows that 75 or 80 percent of Americans or more are personally satisfied with the quality of their own health care.

The Democratic leaderships' brazen attempts to rush through a health care reform with little public debate and deliberation have disgraced the annals of government by consent. They frantically scribble thousand-page laws behind closed doors and demand midnight votes from members who are given no opportunity to read the legislation they are voting about. This farcical process flunks the Constitution's "due process of law" test.
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Paul Ryan represents Wisconsin's First Congressional District. He serves as ranking member of the House Budget Committee and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Wages dropped last year by 1.6%, the biggest decline since 1990...

...but the number of federal workers making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months — and that’s doesn’t include overtime pay and bonuses are counted…

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Do you want the good news first or the bad news?

AMERICAN SPECTATOR BLOG
Repealing Obamacare
By Philip Klein on 1.14.10 @ 12:12PM

The Club for Growth's Chris Chocola writes today that Republicans should make the 2010 and 2012 elections about repealing Obamacare if it passes. Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Jeff Flake have already responded by taking a pledge to support a repeal. As somebody who has spent much of my past year reporting on how destructive this legislation would be, I'm absolutely in favor of any efforts to repeal it, just as I favor constitutional challenges. I think that Americans should use any means available to stop this monstrosity. At the same time, however, I think that if the health care bill gets signed into law, it's highly unlikely Republicans will be able to repeal it, or even major portions of it. Most Democrats won't be eager to overturn the greatest domestic achievement of their party since 1965 -- and you'd need to pass the repeal through the House, through the Senate with 60 votes, and then have the President sign it. To even seriously talk about repeal being an actual possibility, Republicans would likely have to gain 40 House seats, 20 Senate seats, and the White House in under three years. Even then, all of those Republicans would have to be onboard with the idea of repeal. So, while I think it's certainly worth aiming for, opponents of Obamacare must also be thinking about ways to reform the system if the repeal effort isn't successful.

At that time, it will be pretty clear that Obamacare was a disaster. Health care costs will still be rising, entitlement spending will be bankrupting our country, there will be doctor shortages, long wait times for care, and the quality of treatment will decline. At some point, there will be another national health care debate. Liberals will argue that Obamacare expanded coverage, but the reason why all the other problems still exist is that Democrats sold out on the public option, and ceded too much control to private insurers. When that happens, opponents cannot be caught flat-footed again -- but instead have to be in a position to respond with well-thought out alternatives. Obamacare puts us on the trajectory toward a single-payer system, but it won't get us there without further Congressional action. We'll have to start laying the groundwork immediately to stop the Democrats' next big push, which will happen years from now. And while repeal is worth fighting for, it shouldn't distract us from debating a "Plan B" should that effort prove unsuccessful. I'll have a lot more to say about it should Obamacare get signed into law.

Although Democrats think their health care legislation faces smooth sailing to implementation, there is a rock dead ahead -- a constitutional challenge to the legislation's core

George Will: Rock on the Health Care Road

Hi, my name is Steve Dunham and I'm President of the United States

An intrepid citizen-researcher has confirmed that the man who goes by the name “Barack Hussein Obama II,” has an original vital record kept by the Hawaii Department of Health, which bears the name “Steve Dunham.”

Man raped 23-month-old niece with hot curling iron...and Martha Coakley took no action

But in the aftermath of the crime, a Middlesex County grand jury overseen by Martha Coakley, then the district attorney, investigated without taking action.

It was only after the toddler’s mother filed applications for criminal complaints that Coakley won grand jury indictments charging rape and assault and battery.

Even then, nearly 10 months after the crime, Coakley’s office recommended that Winfield be released on personal recognizance, with no cash bail. He remained free until December 2007, when Coakley’s successor as district attorney won a conviction and two life terms.
Martha’s Greatest Hits: The Things the Democrats Would Like You to Forget About Candidate Coakley

Obama's Thought Police

In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing."

Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.

Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories.

In a 2008 Harvard law paper, "Conspiracy Theories," Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, "What can government do about conspiracy theories?"
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United States must soon raise taxes or cut government spending to curb its debt, and failure to act will risk a crippling dollar crisis as investor confidence ebbs

Dollar Crisis Looms if US Doesn't Curb Debt: Experts

A year into his tenure, a majority of Americans would already vote against Pres. Obama if the '12 elections were held today, according to a new survey

Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Obama White House has held one party every three days in first year of Obama's reign!

Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good.
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A new levy on Medicare Advantage plans would hurt lower-income seniors the most

WSJ: Taxing Details That Harm Patients

Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack on Neil Cavuto talked about being pushed down outside Martha Coakley’s lobbyist fundraiser by Obama Appointee Michael Meehan

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Today, in 1968, Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom Prison

VIDEO: Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison 1968 - Cocaine Blues


PICTURE AND OPEN THREAD: Courtesy of Big Government