Mr. MoJo Rising

Today Dimocrats and PINOs are in full nutjob at a Washington rally in support of the flim-flam man from Chicago – Barack Obama. The PINOs and Dimocrats have been busy lately raising money for a Blue Dog Democrat from South Carolina and preparing today’s massive rally. [We won’t kill their buzz by focusing today on the latest Chicago suicide nor reminding them of an earlier Chicago suicide.]

Before we discuss the dueling rallies (many rallies were held yesterday to Boo Obama Lustily) let’s look at the dueling fund raising.

Dimocrats have been whining and moaning lately about Blue Dog Democrats. Instead of placing the responsibility on Barack Obama, for the disaster which is the health care insurance company rescue scam and the deals Obama has made with the pharmaceutical companies, Dimocrats avert their vision and their few morals in order to blame Blue Dog Democrats. Immediately though, these dumb-ass (is there another word for such stupidity?) Dimocrats cheer and fist-bump themselves because they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars – for a Blue Dog Democrat! These are truly stupid people.

For all the Dimocratic cheering (against their own “progressive” agenda) of their prodigious fund raising for said Blue Dog, the Republicans raised more money, without the drama, for Obama booing Representative Joe Wilson. Politico has the tragic-comedy numbers as of yesterday:

A source on Rep. Joe Wilson’s campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million — and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller — since his outburst of “You lie!” during President Obama’s address to Congress Wednesday.

The source said Wilson’s current tally is $1,005,021 from 18,859 donations amid a high-profile campaign on the Drudge Report and elsewhere telling conservatives that Wilson is “under attack” for his willingness to take on Obama.

Wilson, who initially apologized for his words, is now riding a reaction that has surpassed the liberal backlash to his words: Miller has raised less than $900,000, according to the Democratic fundraising site ActBlue — though still more than enough to envigorate his challenge.

Joe Wilson won reelection in 2008 in a very tough year for Republicans so it was always doubtful that he was ever in any trouble in his 2010 reelection bid in what most finally concede will be a Republican victory year. Still, Dimocrats and websites with little grey matter deluded their readers into thinking that the Blue Dog opposition to Wilson ever had a chance of winning the South Carolina seat. Dimocrats and the allied dim websites fleeced the flock, for a Blue Dog, once again using a fake poll and bad poll interpretative skills.

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Dimocrats rally in Washington and other cities today. They mean to show massive support for Barack Obama and his myriad scams.

The orange sulfur website helped organize the massive Dimocrat bag of nuts rallies nationwide. Yesterday the DailyKooks were upset at the grassroots turnout to lustily boo Obama. One of the acorns at the nut site suggested mass murder of Obama opponents:

Can someon perhaps tip over a 55 gallon drum of Sarin right in the middle of this collection of nutjobs….it would raise the aggregate IQ of the country by a good 12 points.

The murderous strategy is probably the only sane way for DailyKooks, Dimocrats, and assorted PINOs to deal with the reality they face. Their Mess-iah has grown limp, flaccid, and numbskullish and instead of decades of Dimocratic rule the likelihood of a Republican resurgence is nigh.

The massive Dimocrat, PINO, DailyKooks rallies have been publicized on many websites. Here’s one:

Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform
September 13, 2009, 12Noon – 5pm
Upper Senate Park / Constitution Ave and Delaware Avenue NE

The location has changed from a march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol to a rally at the Upper Senate Park.

All buses must be routed through Union Station. There will be no bus parking at the Upper Senate Park.

The Upper Senate Park permit will be issued to Julie Paulsen and Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform. Those rallying from other groups, not associated to Americans United for Health Care and Insurance Reform, may be asked to leave. The Upper Senate Park must be thoroughly cleaned up after the rally. All trash is to be disposed of in proper receptacles.

This rally is to be peaceful not a demonstration. Singing, chanting, speeches, stories of health care difficulties and peaceful participation is expected. Obstructive yelling, screaming, fighting or name calling is not acceptable. If we are approached by GOP, right-wing, 9/12 demonstrators the rule of thumb is to ignore them. We are not to acknowledge their presence. If that goal cannot be obtained you may have officials remove them. This is our rally for health care reform.

If approached by the media our response should be similar, if not identical, to White House health care insurance reform verbiage. If asked about GOP, right-wing myths on health care reform persons should be directed to White House.gov.

These acorn nuts will rally in massive numbers in other cities too. We will update this article with the pictures of massive crowds as soon as they materialize.

Here’s another website organizing the massive rally in support of the Chicago flim-flam man and friend to pharmaceutical and insurance companies – Barack Obama:

We will be marching on September 13th @ 12:00 PM in every city across the country for affordable healthcare. We demand a public option. Let the president and congress know that we will not accept a watered down bill. Click on events to see locations that are confirmed for the march. We will need help to organize all of these rallies. Please fill out your information in the contact us section if you can help.

Please join our group on facebook at March For Healthcare

Read the March for Healthcare blog

List of city events

IN HONOR OF SENATOR TED KENNEDY WE MARCH FOR HEALTHCARE

NEWS UPDATE – Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) calls for a house resolution in support of a national march for health care on September 13th. Read Here

Read on the Daily Kos here

Read on Huffington Post and Politico here

On Wiki here

Twitter at March4Health

USE #PUBLICOPTIONMARCH

Please call your local congressman and ask them to help support our effort

http://www.march4healthcare.com/

http://www.march4healthcare.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1

That towering figure on the Dimocratic Left, Robert Reich, is helping organize the massive rallies today:

Robert Reich has called for a ‘march on Washington’ in support of the public option on September 13th. This will be the day after the tea-baggers plan to astroturf the capital.

We need all who support the public option to get behind a nationwide rally to support it on September 13th, to show how much stronger our support is than the teabaggers. While the central element will be a march on Washington, we need similar demonstrations in cities across the country. Reich’s proposed timing couldn’t be any better – the weekend after Congress reconvenes, the day after the teabaggers rally, and two days before Baucus’ imposed deadline.

If two million people can go to Washington to celebrate Obama’s victory in the middle of winter, surely we can get a huge crowd out for what is the biggest healthcare fight of our generation.

That DailyKook is right on the issue of support. The massive rallies today are meant to show “how much stronger our support is than the teabaggers.” Once the photographs of today’s massive rallies materialize we will be able to compare whose support is greater. Here at Big Pink we will do a comparison test, just like they do for soft drinks and coffee on TV.

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At many Democratic sponsored demonstrations we have attended there were many issues presented we did not necessarily agree with. We particularly remember attending the anti-Republican demonstrations at the Republican convention in New York City. The main organizer was supposed to be a communist organization and there was much controversy at the time as to whether mainline Democrats should attend the demonstrations. The “communist” or “socialist” organizations had the permits required so the decision was finally made to participate in the demonstrations with the caveat that we did not all have to agree on all the issues to march together in opposition to Republicans. [For information on those controversies and the “Unity Statement” regarding the dubious history of A.N.S.W.E.R. and “United For Peace And Justice” click HERE.]

With that Democratic demonstration history in mind, we were amused at the clucking on the Dimocratic Left, DailyKooks, and PINOs over yesterday’s truly massive demonstrations to lustily boo Obama.

The New York Times had a suprisingly somewhat accurate article on the demonstration in Washington:

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with an opposition to health care and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.

On a cloudy and cool day, the demonstrators came from all corners of the country, waving American flags and handwritten signs explaining the root of their frustrations. Their anger stretched well beyond the health care legislation moving through Congress, with shouts of support for gun rights, lower taxes and a smaller government.

But as they sang verse after verse of patriotic hymns like “God Bless America,” sharp words of profane and political criticism were aimed at Mr. Obama and Congress.[snip]

The crowd numbered well into the tens of thousands, though police declined to provide an estimate of the size of the crowd. Many of the participants simply came on their own and were not part of an organization or group. But the size of the rally took the authorities by surprise, with throngs of people streaming from the White House to Capitol Hill for more than three hours.[snip]

Republican officials said privately that they were pleased by the turnout of the crowd, but also wary of the anger directed at politicians of all stripes.

Protesters came by bus, car and airplane, arriving here from Texas and Tennessee, New Mexico and New Hampshire, Ohio and Oregon. The messages on their signs told of an intense distrust of the government, which several people said began long before Mr. Obama took office.[snip]

While there was no shortage of vitriol among protesters, there was also an air of festivity. A band of protesters in colonial gear wound through the crowd, led by a bell-ringer in a tricorn hat calling for revolution. A folk singer belting out a protest ballad on a guitar brought cheers from listeners.

In conversations with demonstrators, people identified themselves as Republicans, Libertarians, independents and former Democrats. [snip]

“It’s more than Obama — this isn’t a Republican or a Democratic issue,” Ms. Lobbs said as she held a yellow flag that declared “Don’t Tread on Me.”

Dim websites, Dimocrats, DailyKooks, and PINOs tried to delude their audiences by concocting laughable conspiracies about small crowds and faked pictures. But the massive numbers could not be denied by those who are reality based.



There were a lot of people lustily booing Obama yesterday and lots of issues (just like at Democratic rallies)(via BP):



The DailyMail estimated the crowd at 2 million.

Dimocrat Bill Maher, displaying the typical political skills and of PINOs, Dimocrats and DailyKooks declared it The Million Moron March. Those “Million Morons” are the ones who stayed home on election day 2008 but will vote in November 2010. Stay charming Maher, you’re sure to help the “Morons” turn out even more on election day.

Time Magazine published a photo essay.

Whatever the number yesterday, 1 million, 2 million, tens of thousands, there were a lot of people and only Dim websites and Dimocrats, PINOs, and DailyKooks will deny that reality.

Even hoity-toity Republicans and conservatives were surprised and now know this is a genuine grassroots movement:

As a journalist who wears his cynicism like a badge of honor, to say that today’s tea party protest wildly exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. I’ve yet to see a reliable estimate of the crowd size and the cops seemed bound and determined to keep any photographers away from any high vantage points, but I’d be shocked if it wasn’t well into six figures. I’ve heard crowd-size estimates ranging from 350,000 to 1.5 million — the latter seems overly optimistic, but even the former figure would still be incredibly impressive. The march wasn’t supposed to begin until eleven, but this was the scene at Freedom Plaza when we arrived at ten: [pictures omitted, HERE]

So many people showed up they couldn’t contain everybody in the plaza, so they just started the march early to make room. As for the composition of the crowd, well I personally spoke to people from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Idaho, Alaska, Delaware, Tennessee, Nevada, California, Montana, as well as Virginia and Maryland, natch. (And I’m probably forgetting a few.) What also bears noting is that a lot of people came by bus — and of the people that came to the march by bus, alomst all came on privately chartered buses organized by someone they knew. I asked one guy, who came up from South Carolina with 160 people on three buses, who put his trip together. He laughed and said, “My neighbor.” Can we drive a stake through the astroturf claim now?

Another interesting detail about the march — it was filled with immigrants. I’m pretty sure every Cuban in a thousand mile radius was there, helpfully explaining to everyone who would listen that Cuba’s vaunted free health care system involves shoddily trained doctors and bringing your own linen to the hospital. [snip]

But perhaps the most interesting thing about the crowd was how friendly and civil it was.[snip]

These people have jobs, are infuential [sic] in their communities and you can be darn sure they plan on voting next November.

Yesterday there was a massive demonstration in Washington. Today there is a Dimocratic demonstration in Washington. When we get the video of today’s demonstrations we can all compare and contrast.

Who has the momentum? Who has the mojo? It sure is not the Hopium addled.

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  1. For the musically minded, we do know that “Mr. Mojo Risin” is an anagram for “Jim Morrison” the late Doors singer. “Mojo” has voodoo roots and blues music connotations as well as sexual prowess implications. It sort of all fits into today’s article.

    Jim Morrison sang “Mr. Mojo Risin” on the song L.A. Woman. Here’s the video and the end of our music history lesson:

  2. Well, as OO helicoper flew over the crowd as he left to speak in front of his specially arranged crowd, he no doubltly said WHAT DO THOSE PEOPLE THINK WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY A DEMOCRACY. Or perhaps he was too busy amusing those women reporters we saw during the Primary.

    After all what the primary voters wanted was not important, so what the whole country voters want is even less important.

  3. Great article Admin; So they came from everywhere, the million moron march, well we will show who the real morons are in 2010.

    Here’s the latest on Connie Rhodes, MD. She has joined the Orly Taitz lawsuit for the discovery of the BC. The Col. that did a month or so ago, his orders were changed so he did not have to go to IRaq at the last minute. Her’s however put a whole new ball game in: From the Obamafile.

    The Count Us Out blog reports that a U.S. District Court hearing, scheduled for Friday in Georgia, has been rescheduled for Monday.

    Capt. Connie Rhodes is fighting deployment to Afghanistan until Barack Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS is established. Dr. Orly Taitz filed the complaint last week and Judge Clay Land granted an emergency hearing Friday afternoon in the Columbus federal courthouse.

    Rhodes, a medical doctor who was with her unit in Fort Riley, Kan., did not attend the hearing because she was ordered by her commanding officer not to leave Kansas. That prompted Land to reschedule it for noon Monday. Rhodes was scheduled to arrive at Fort Benning today and deploy within seven days.

    Rhodes’ attorney Orly Taitz was in Land’s court.

    Update: Dr. Orly Taitz, “We had a hearing on 11th. Defendants (that’s Obama and others) were represented by 3 attorneys: a US attorney, a Pentagon attorney and a Fort Benning attorney. They claimed that my client, flight surgeon Cpt. Rhodes, MD, didn’t show up for no reason, she just didn’t feel like coming.”

    “I presented to the judge a notarized statement, showing that Col. Jeffrey Johnson, her commander from Fort Riley, KS, has forbidden Connie from leaving Fort Riley a day early and she was threatened that if she does, she will be court-martialed and can be thrown into military prison. In this fashion the government prevented Connie from being at her own hearing and 5 minutes before the hearing they served me with the motion to dismiss.”

    “Judge Land did not appreciate this strong hand tactic of the government and he ordered the government to make sure Connie is able to leave the base to be at her hearing, which was scheduled for Monday at 12 noon. This time it is their responsibility to do whatever is necessary for Connie to be in court.”

  4. admin, nothing on yahoo homepage. It must have been a bust or they would be crowing. Yahoo is a bambi ass kisser, they only ran a short blip yesterday on the TeaParty.

  5. A DailyKook comes to the rescue. The DailyKook estimates the massive crowd at today’s pro-Obama rally in Washington as “two or three hundred people”.

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/13/781527/-Healthcare-Reform-Rally-in-Washington,-DC9-13-09Small,-but-Mighty!

    And a child shall lead them:

    The crowd around me nodded and cheered and booed and chanted.

    But for me, the most moving moment was when my cynical 11 year old son looked up at me and said, “Mama, you know none of this is going to make any difference.” He didn’t say it to be cruel, he felt it was a statement of fact. I smiled at him and said, “It gives people hope, Nikos. It gives me hope that things can change for all these people here.” He nodded thoughtfully.

    False hope even a child can see. But PINOs will continue to pretend and ignore Obama deals with Big PhaRma.

  6. DailyKook comes to the rescue. The DailyKook estimates the massive crowd at today’s pro-Obama rally in Washington as “two or three hundred people”.
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    Yup, it was a massive pro Obama rally. Two hundred spirited supporters. And they were all representatives of big pharma and the medical insurance business. Not the American People.

  7. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

    Love this post, Admin!

    2 friggin HUNDRED!!!!!!

    THERE IS HOPE!

    (FWIW – My intuitive trigger has been zapping me lately with images of a BO collapse)

  8. Admin ask you shall receive…. over on the daily kooks site is a article about the DC rally held today

    here is snips from it.

    OK, so not that many people made it to the rally. If pushed, I would estimate there were bbetween two and three hundred people there/b. But we had something beside numbers, something more important.

    and the frosting is this… comments like this one makes my heart sing and my lips giggle loudly! 😀 LOL

    sucks that we didn’t have more people there. i wanted to make the trip, but had commitments to party rallies and events this weekend. i guess the fact that none of us know what we’re supposed to be fighting for on our side anymore has taken its toll. thanks again for nothing, spineless DC dems!

    and this:

    Yes, I attended the one in SF, around 3M, LOL (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:understandinglife, elwior, coquiero, blackjackal
    It was the local OFA March, I’d say that altogether, between 100 and 150 beautiful people were present.

    and then this dilusional one:

    I wasn’t there but I would SWEAR there was at least between 30,000,000 & 43,000,000 people standing alongside you, at least in spirit.

    and this bummer….. for the kool aid kids.

    worse yet – there was confusion (2+ / 0-)
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    on the part of one of the health care coalitions. I received an e-mail )I live in DC) asking me to attend a rally but when I clicked on the DC link, it indicated that it had canceled . . .

  9. Where did that get 2 or 3 hundred, how about 2 or 3 dozen people showed up! ROTFLMAO!!! Poor little Bambi, when he saw the crowd yesterday, he probably got sick. I heard on other blogs he was screaming at his speech saying “he will get this done”. Well he might, but it might be the last thing he does as POTUS, more and more people are trying to get him impeached. New Hampshire is joining in asking about the certifications Pooplosi signed when stating he was eligible to be POTUS. Things are breaking fast now as more unrest is taking place.

  10. Two full days have gone by and still not a word anywhere in the Media large small printed or on the internet.
    The Obama worshipers have allowed no mention of Hillary being awarded the four Freedoms medal of honor for her work throughout the world.Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind about the goal he has for the complete
    destruction of our democracy and turning it into a black dominated nation ruled by a black messiah from
    nowhere and responsible to no one.He must be stopped NOW.

    By ABM91 Impeachment is the answer if we are to survive

  11. ABM90, I searched again today for a video of her recieving the award……NOTHING! They will not let her get one iota of attention. Pls, I pray we can impeach this jerk SOON!

  12. ABM90, Big Media will ignore honors for Hillary. The big crowds in DC yesterday suprised the establishment boobs. They will likewise be surprised at the persistence of Hillary supporters and Hillary’s glowing future.

  13. ABM,

    Her time will come, again.

    I just have a feeling, today.

    Keep fighting the good fight for her and us at Bigpink.

  14. confloyd,
    I read about Rhodes and that the judge was PO’d she’d been prevented from attending her hearing.

    dot48,
    I didn’t hear bozo’s speech yesterday but I read that he was screaming and shouting. i did catch a snippet of it (with the mute on) and he was doing a little dance like the one he did on the Ellen show during the primaries).
    Anyone else hear/see it?

  15. This was said about the Bush administration but it applies to B.O.:

    “I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

    – Hillary Rodham Clinton

  16. Pretty soon Bambi will have to wear Attends every where he goes as the Sh(* is hitting the fan. Sooner or later the net that is being cast will catch his hand in the cookie jar. Remember Watergate, it was like a drop at first then it snowballed in the a huge ball and rolled over President Nixon. Our girl was in on that and I think thats why the conservatives have always hated her and the fact that she was born and raised rethug.

  17. “One of the acorns at the nut site suggested mass murder of Obama opponents:

    Can someon perhaps tip over a 55 gallon drum of Sarin right in the middle of this collection of nutjobs….it would raise the aggregate IQ of the country by a good 12 points.”

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    Does this not constitute a national threat the likes of death threats against a potus? Should not the FBI be investigating. I mean after all they certainly go after anyone who even implies anything evil should happen to the current dumbo in the oval office? Why is this any different?

  18. The more I google for pictures of the Medals event, it does strike me as very odd that there is a complete media blackout of this event. This is even too much for me. I think something must be up, remember that there was a foiled plot in Kenya to harm Hillary.

  19. I was googling and I ran upon an archived Big Pink page from back in March of the primaries. Nostalgic to look at the posts and see the names of those who fought so hard for our Hillary. Many of you are still here fighting our fight, unfortunately some have left. I miss them.

  20. “One of the acorns at the nut site suggested mass murder of Obama opponents:
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    This is not a random comment. This is how the hard left thinks. They put foot soldiers like this up front. The smarter ones they disguise. Like the guy I mentioned in the last thread–Sunstein.

    Mr. Obama makes no effort to rein in these wack jobs. On the contrary, he encourages them. The perfect case in point is his Deputy Chief of Staff Messina who told told known seiu thugs to hit the citizens protesting Obamacare twice as hard. Shortly thereafter the thugs did so and committed a hate crime.

    Did Obama, Emanual or Messina apologize for inciting this action? Does a cat bark.

  21. Some fiery rhetoric from Jack Wheeler.

    It is certainly and abundantly clear who is the HFR Hero of the Week this week: Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina. Finally, a Republican in Congress who embodies speaking truth to power.

    “You lie!” now takes its place in history along with “death panels” demonstrating the politically castrative power of two simple words. Sarah Palin’s two words were a brilliantly limbic deligitimization of Zero’s key program. Joe Wilson’s two words were an emotional outburst that will deligitimize Zero’s entire presidency.

    Wilson is who all conservatives long for, a Republican with balls. The species is almost extinct. The chief of staff of a prominent Republican Congressman confirmed to me this morning that the GOP House leadership, Minority Leader John Boehner and Minority Whip Eric Cantor, demanded Wilson make a formal apology on the House floor – and that Wilson refused.

    When the chief of staff started defending Cantor and blaming Wilson, I lost my temper. “When are you guys ever going to acquire a set of gonads? When are your brains ever going to be connected to your spines? Wilson is now a flat-out hero to millions! There will be You lie! signs throughout the 50,000 TeaParty marchers on the Mall tomorrow, You lie! bumper stickers on cars in every state, shouts of You lie! at every Town Hall held by a Democrat – or RINO. People are sick and tired of pussy wimp-out Republican limp dicks! When are you guys going to figure this out?!”

    I don’t know if he’ll speak to me again. I’ve known him for years, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
    Register to read more…

  22. It seems to me that Hillary’s role as Secretary of State is taking on a whole different dimension that what I expected a SOS to do. I am not sure if she is being put there or if she is taking the iniative. I am not wording this well I know. I just feel that she is being sidelined into a “woman’s” role and not the face of America’s foreign policy. I remember seeing Condi Rice get off the plane all time time with Condi at his side, I’ve never seen Hillary and Obama together but maybe twice.

  23. North Korea is poised to launch a third missile test…and we have Iran laughing in obama’s face as well…

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    Iran snubs Barack Obama’s nuclear talks
    Iran has dealt a blow to one of President Barack Obama’s most ambitious diplomatic initiatives by dismissing demands to put its nuclear programme at the heart of direct talks with the United States.

    By Adrian Blomfield
    13 Sep 2009

    Less than 48 hours after Washington and its allies reluctantly accepted an offer of face-to-face negotiations from Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, insisted that the topic of greatest interest to the West would not be on the table. “From the Iranian nation’s viewpoint, the nuclear case is closed,” he told Britain’s ambassador to Tehran, Simon Gass. “Having peaceful nuclear technology is Iran’s lawful and definite right and Iranians will not negotiate with anyone over their undeniable rights.”

    In a rambling five-page document presented to western diplomats last week, Iran proposed negotiations on a wide array of economic and regional security issues but made no mention of its nuclear activities.

    After responding with initial coolness, the United States defied expectations by taking up the offer to negotiate directly for the first time since Mr Obama came to power. The US president had promised during his election campaign to hold unconditional talks with Iran.

    The decision initially appeared as though it could be vindicated after Iran’s foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, said he would not rule out discussing the nuclear issue, “should the conditions be right”.

    Despite opposition from American conservatives, the prospect of the first substantive negotiations between Washington and Tehran since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 suddenly seemed a realistic possibility. But in his meeting with Mr Gass, who was presenting his credentials as Britain’s ambassador, Mr Ahmadinejad scotched the hopes his foreign minister had raised. He also indicated that the prospect of negotiations had made him no less combative by breaking with protocol to upbraid Britain. “The Iranian people will never allow anybody to interfere in the country’s internal affairs, and I hope the British government will repair its past mistakes,” he told Mr Gass.

    Iran will also come under the spotlight of human rights activists, some of whom have criticized Mr Obama for seeking direct talks with the regime, when a show trial for over 100 people accused of taking part in opposition protests after June’s disputed election begins a new session.

    Despite the intransigence it has encountered, the United States argues that it has no choice but to engage with Tehran.

    Last month, international weapons inspectors concluded that Iran now had the capacity to produce one nuclear weapon if it were to further purify its existing stockpile of lowly enriched uranium, making the need for negotiations even more pressing.

    Iran insists that its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful in intent and maintains that it has as the right to develop the technology to generate electricity.

    telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/6184201/Iran-snubs-Barack-Obamas-nuclear-talks.html

  24. I normally do not post something like this. However, this relates to the concerns about Big Media censoring Hillary. This article appeared in Times On Line. Instead of reacting viscerally to this thing like I did initially, consider this as a piece of propaganda. This writer is total slime bucket. She should be investigated herself. I wrote a vigorous rebuttal attacking this writer and the article. But they review the comments so you can be sure it will never be posted. Remember the name of this writer. We may get an opportunity to impeach her credibility at a more opportune moment.
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    Ugly corpse of ‘HillaryCare’ haunts Obama
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    Barack Obama greeting Hillary Clinton before his speech on Wednesday, which opponents said was vague on detail
    WATCHING President Barack Obama deliver his stirring speech on healthcare to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, may have experienced a powerful sense of déjà vu.

    In 1993 her husband, President Bill Clinton, stood at the same podium beneath the US Capitol dome and issued a spirited defence of his own sweeping proposals — much influenced by her ideas — for a new system of national health insurance.

    Within a year the reform effort that became known as “HillaryCare” was dead, killed by endless party wrangling over who should pay for what.
    The ghost of Clinton failures past returned to haunt the White House last week, despite acclaim for a brilliant attempt by a new president to reassert his diminished authority after a summer of mishaps.
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    Obama’s return to the dazzling rhetorical form that mesmerised voters during last year’s presidential elections earned him glowing reviews from all but a sullen rump of conservative Republican diehards who were left muttering angrily about “lies, pontifications and platitudes”.
    For Democrats who had grown increasingly nervous about popular mistrust of the reform proposals, the president’s compelling account of the urgent need for a new system of health insurance inspired raptures of excitement and relief. “The president’s speech breathed new life into what we are doing,” said Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who is leading negotiations on the Senate healthcare bill. The New York Daily News called the president “Battling Bam”.

    Yet memories of the Clintons and the crushing collapse of their healthcare effort were far from extinguished, as many who admired Obama’s performance questioned his ability to keep his promises on expensive health-related issues when a host of other economic and foreign policy challenges are pressing for White House attention.
    “It was a terrific political speech,” said Arnold Relman, professor emeritus of medicine at Harvard medical school. “But eloquence, clarity and passion do not by themselves provide the means to achieve [his] ends.”
    Mary Matalin, a leading Republican strategist, noted that Obama’s conciliatory bipartisan message was “getting through loud and clear. It’s just that the dogs won’t eat the dog food”
    .
    Even as the president was departing for Minnesota yesterday for yet another speech on healthcare — to be followed by an appearance this evening on 60 Minutes, the CBS news programme — his aides were worrying about a flood of bad news. New economic data show poverty is continuing to spread, average household income is falling and a new wave of home repossessions may be looming as mortgage payers face sharp increases in their monthly repayments.
    Nor has the enthusiasm the Democrats have shown for healthcare spread to Obama’s foreign policies, where divisions among his supporters on the Afghanistan war are beginning to threaten his military strategy. Several prominent Democrats warned last week they would not support increasing troop levels for an Afghan “surge” that General Stanley McChrystal, the senior US commander in Kabul, is expected to request this month.

    Obama’s advisers appear to have concluded their strongest weapon in any policy dispute is the president’s still potent ability to electrify his audience with a firework-filled speech. He will turn to the economy in an address tomorrow and is expected to outline US goals in Afghanistan later this month.

    Stung by Obama’s triumphant rebound after months on the healthcare ropes, Republicans last week attempted to depict the silver-tongued president as a “snake-oil salesman” who had carefully avoided the small print that will explain how he intends to pay for a $900 billion new system without “adding a dime” to the US budget deficit.

    Even though Obama paid tribute in his speech to Senator John McCain, his Republican election rival, for some helpful ideas on reform, McCain dismissed the president’s plan, which he described as “an egregiously expensive and expansive form of government-run healthcare”. (snip)

  25. This is very poor that we have to listen to Dutch News to get a video clip of our own SOS getting an award. WTF, are these idiots doing blocking out history. She joins a huge list of Presidents and others including Nelson Mandel in getting this award, but the Obama news network did not cover it. There jealous the idiot in chief did not get it.

  26. “Wilson is now a flat-out hero to millions! There will be You lie! signs throughout the 50,000 TeaParty marchers on the Mall tomorrow, You lie! bumper stickers on cars in every state…”

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    Yep. The dims will never learn. And then we have modo decrying Wilson’s comments as being racist in origin. What a surprise…NOT…

  27. Some fiery rhetoric from Jack Wheeler.
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    Thanks Basil. Jack Wheeler is a great American.

  28. “This is very poor that we have to listen to Dutch News to get a video clip of our own SOS getting an award.”

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    Certainly says very little for U.S. media objectivity and fairplay. Then again, we had to hear about the terrorist attempt on Hillary’s life from outsiders as well.

  29. Hooray for the Dutch. Now if they would delete the Obama portion of the video we would really love them. American Big Media can be relied on for nothing.

  30. My brother still doesn’t understand why I’m not for Obama Care. He doesn’t read or understand that Medicare, which hubby gets is gonna be history. Some people think this is gonna be “free”. I’m done trying to reason with him.

  31. well we know the press was “invited” per the rsvp sent from the Roosevelt Institute. I’m not good enough at googling to find out how they treated other recipients. It seems very strange that not even a photo was made.

  32. CorruptNewsNetwork and MeSsiahNewsBroadcastingCompany can be relied upon to kiss Bambi’s ass. I wouldn’t give either one of them a hit on my tv dial for love nor money. I despise them.

  33. YOur right they are going to get rid of Medicare and the insurance companies are going to take it over, that will go over like a lead balloon. Its all smoke and mirrors. I pity Washington D.C. politicians when the American public figures out what they are doing. Yesterday will look like a family picnic on the mall.

  34. >Whatever secrets Christopher G. Kelly may have known died with him.

    Another Chicagoan had died. He was involved with Blago, Rezco… interesting the last sentence of the article.

  35. Off topic on a Sunday night.

    Susan Boyle fans, here is her new single (the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses):



    JBStonesFan would not forgive us if we did not include the original Wild Horses:



  36. BTW, you guys will get a kick out of this. Apparently, Chris Matthews is wondering where all the venom toward Obama is coming from, lol. I don’t recall him asking that question when the target was Hillary of Bill, do you?

  37. Paula, Chris Matthews can suck eggs or whatever. He’s so totally up Bambi’s ass that his brain is just mixed up with the shit in the ass.

  38. My God, what is happened to OO hair? 60 minutes is on mute in the other room, and I walked in and look and this man is graying FAST.

  39. NewMexicoFan Says:

    September 13th, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    My God, what is happened to OO hair? 60 minutes is on mute in the other room, and I walked in and look and this man is graying FAST.

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    I wonder, if he was coloring it before?

  40. Never in a million years would I have thought that Susan Boyle would make a song selection like this one. But I have to say that this is an amazing rendition by her.

    Thanks Admin.

  41. That Susan Boyle rendition of WildHorses by The Rolling Stones is unbelieveable.

    I tried to find it at utube, but I think they have pulled it. Admin where did you get it?

  42. By the way, some have seen that all over the world, and they are raving about Susan Boyle. I have to admit, hearing that, the quality and beautiful use of her voice shows she is really a talented singer.

  43. Great article as usual…and yes administrator, , I always appreciate it when you can incorporate a Stones song/video…After all, they did play for Bill’s 60th birthday party and seemed very supportive of Hillary…I remember watching the video months after attending the show, and Hillay’s Mom, Dorothy, was so excited at meeting Charlie Watts!!! As they say. “it’s only rock and roll, but I like it”.

  44. Good post by Walter Mead (a Kissinger fellow of all things) at Politico:

    http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Walter_Russell_Mead_8D536F17-871A-489C-B55A-373C265B879A.html

    American politics stands at an unusual crossroads. Buoyed by victories in the 2008 election and feeling vindicated by the financial crisis. liberal Democrats headed into 2009 feeling that their hour had come. The fallacies of Reaganite free-market economics had been exposed; Americans were returning to the old time religion of the New Deal. History, which for liberal Democrats had been running disastrously off the rails since Richard Nixon’s election in 1968, was finally back on track.

    But history isn’t following this script. Since the election — if you believe the polls — Americans have become more conservative, more skeptical of labor unions, more worried about government debt, less worried about global warming, less liberal and less supportive of the health care overhaul.

    In the short term, that has meant trouble for the administration and for the congressmen and senators facing the voters at town halls. But what does it mean for the country and for where American politics might be headed?

    First, this new rightward drift may not be any more of a long term trend than the voters’ swing to the left in the last election. Voters are still rattled by the financial crisis; the United States is still fighting two wars abroad, and Iran’s nuclear program may draw us into a third. The whole country seems afloat on a tide of red ink and millions of Baby Boomers wonder if they will ever be able to retire. Voters have a lot of information to process, most of it unpleasant. It’s not surprising that the polling is volatile.

    But there is, I think, a cold dark fact at the heart of this that means trouble for incumbents of all kinds, but especially for Democrats. The fact is that the liberal society we’ve built since the New Deal looks less and less capable of honoring its promises. It’s not just Medicare and Social Security; there are a lot of state governments out there that have no way of paying for all the pensions they’ve promised their workers over the years — and no way to pay for all the services they’ve promised the voters. Private sector labor unions seem to drive jobs overseas or to saddle their employers with unpayable costs. Public sector unions drive state and local governments into fiscal dead ends as well. People look at public schools and the postal system and they don’t see much sign that the old institutions work very well. (I’m not saying this is all 100% true — only that it looks that way to a lot of people.)

    Most voters wish this wasn’t true. They would like to vote themselves higher wages, free health care, and higher pensions that kick in at younger ages. Many, perhaps most voters are nostalgic for the time when one breadwinner working 9 to 5 at a secure factory job could keep a family of four in the heart of the middle class. But more and more people think those days are long gone and that there’s no going back. And if liberal society can no longer deliver the goods, people don’t want to pay its bills.

    It’s not just the money and it’s not just liberals who need to worry. As the promises of the liberal society look increasingly shaky, the experts and the professionals and the think tanks seem less and less worthy of respect. The ‘experts’ — including me — generally supported the war in Iraq. ‘Experts’ were confident about the New Economy being fail safe and bust-proof. Other ‘experts’ say that we can handle budget deficits of a trillion plus, that a new health care entitlement will cut costs without trimming services to Medicare patients, that a cap-and-trade bill won’t cost jobs, that enlightened immigration reform will work and so on and so on.

    It isn’t a liberal or a conservative thing in the end. It’s that the American people are losing faith not only in the promises of the liberal society but in the experts and the professionals who design, administer and explain it. Increasingly, the lower middle class and the middle middle class want to fire the snooty upper middle class know it alls who collectively have gotten the country into such a mess.

    How this all will work out, I don’t really know. But it’s a big deal and it isn’t going away anytime soon.

  45. SHERMAN FREDERICK: Obama blows chance to lead

    Speech divided rather than united
    SHERMAN FREDERICK

    When, exactly, did the bloom come off the rose?

    For a good many, I’ll bet it was 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, just after President Barack Obama delivered another “sounds good, less filling” speech before a joint session of Congress.

    After nine months, Americans have begun to make up their minds about this president, and the growing conclusion is this: On the menu of competency, this leader of the free world is one taco short of a full combination plate. He’s undisciplined, snooty and less gifted than initially thought, making him ill-prepared to grasp greatness, even when history offers it.

    Time and again, in a pinch, this president has shown himself a pedestrian thinker unable to move himself, much less anyone else, beyond partisan politics. Because of that (and I’m sorry to say it) his presidency is likely to fall short at time when America could use a healthy dose of excellence.

    His speech on health care “reform” last week before Congress illustrated the point perfectly.

    That topic has devolved into a public brawl. Blame that on mean-ol’ Republicans or wild-eyed governors from Alaska or “evil-mongers” from the rest home, if you like. But we can all agree that hardly any constructive conversations on health care have taken place in this country in the past 30 days. And that goes on the heads of leaders from both parties.

    Now, enter the president. He steps up to deliver a “major” speech on the topic. People anxiously hope the president will recoup his legendary oratory skills to pull the debate out of the woods, onto a path of civil discourse and maybe, just maybe, to common ground. Citizens stand on tip-toe to hear their young leader cut through the rancor and lead the way.

    And he makes things worse.

    Instead of inspiration and consensus, he bared his ideological fangs and called his way the “moral imperative” highway to “real” (translation: “radical”) change. He couldn’t have been more holier-than-thou as he slipped into his trademark snotty tone to dismiss critics and further ignite partisanship. Instead of elevating the debate, he widened the divide, which I suspect now dooms a health care “reform” bill from passing Congress with any kind of bipartisan support.

    Call it “Obama Fatigue” if you’re searching to sugarcoat it and blame others. But this problem goes more to the leader than to the followers. You can bet that after this empty performance, many people now wonder whether our new president is up to the task of ever constructively leading our nation.

    Look, if I may be so bold, Mr. President: A nation cannot live on eloquence alone. Speeches without substance wear thin quickly. And as was most painfully clear from your performance last week, the mere repetition of rhetoric, no matter how elegantly delivered, doesn’t make the message any less partisan and divisive.

    President Obama should have begun his address by highlighting the virtues of the American health care system — the best in the world — and then proceeded to outline incremental and understandable ways to make it better. Instead, all we got was a condescending, bravado-laden lecture.

    As a result, health care “reform” is in deeper trouble than before and I’m afraid Democrats have come to the conclusion that their only option now is to slam home “Obamacare” over the heads of Blue Dog Democrats and Republicans, not to mention the objections of the American people.

    If that happens, the president will have failed. And we’ll all lose.

    lvrj.com/opinion/59169107.html

    Wow.

  46. Did anyone watch Mess-iah on 60 minutes tonight? Did anyone stay awake? We didn’t watch.

    Obama (with gray hair) reminds the nation again of the unfortunate fact that he is president:



  47. http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/09/president_obama_steve_kroft_60.html

    President Barack Obama returned to the friendly confines of “60 Minutes” Sunday night, and while Steve Kroft asked some sound questions, he also let the president control the conversation, especially at the end.

    I told myself, I was not going to write about the interview. I have written about Kroft and Obama together a lot, and while I praised Kroft and “60 Minutes” for the Obama interviews at first, I now think they are walking up to the line at which the broadcast is letting itself be used for political purposes.

    At the end of last night’s conversation, the president decided to play media critic again and use 24-hour cable news channels as the foil for making himself look like the would-be champion of civility. Kroft set the president up on this theme, and then let him run straight into the end zone untouched — where the interview ended.

    Here is the bite I am talking about at the end:

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: I will also say that in the era of 24-hour cable news cycles that the loudest, shrillest voices get the most attention. And so, one of the– things I’m trying to figure out is, you know, — how– how can we make sure that– civility is interesting. (LAUGHTER) And– and– and that– you know, hopefully, I will be a– good model for the fact that, you know– you don’t have to yell and holler– to– to make your point, and to be passionate about your position.

    STEVE KROFT: So, your goal to bring civility back to Washington is still a work in progress?

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: It’s still a work in progress. No doubt about it.

    Instead of ending the interview there with big smiles between the two as “60 Minutes” did, I would suggest that perhaps Kroft should have respectfully asked the president if he thought using the adverb “stupidly” at a press conference to describe the bahavior of the Cambridge (Mass.) police officer who took Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. into custody was a good example of civility — particularly since the president acknowledged not having all the facts in the case at the time.

    I ask commenters on this blog not to call other commenters or their words stupid because I think it is the antithesis of civility.

    Kroft could have pointed out that the president often is a good role model of civility. But the question about him using the word “stupidly” to describe the actions of a police officer should have been asked rather than letting the president use one of the largest forums in American life, “60 Minutes,” to set himself up as the model of civility without any questions asked.

    I wonder how the president would have responded. I wonder if it might not even have been what folks in Washington like to call a “teaching moment.”

    We won’t move toward a more civil society until we acknowldge that we are all part of the problem. And it is point-the-finger-politician-too-simplistic–scapegoat-talk to blame it all on 24-hour cable TV news channels.

  48. Sherman Frederick, You kool-aid wanted a speech maker not the school teacher who could explain the ins and outs of healthcare. So I say STFU! We could have had Hillary and she could have explained it properly.

    I think Obama told her he wished she’d given the speech, I wish she had, maybe people could have explained it. The handlers don’t want her to get any credit for anything even those things she is awarded.

  49. The picture of BO with his nose up in the air, makes him look so arrogant. Why does he pose like that? It is so phoney.

    Interesting take, that the 60 minutes interview is being used for political purposes. When haven’t interviews been used for those purposes? BO is definitely using the media for political purposes. In the past week, he will have held two prime time speeches, a sixty minute interview, and I think he was on GMA (I saw a picture on a website, but didn’t watch it). The media is obiviously allowing itself to be used for political purposes.

  50. Mrs. Smith Obama always has his ugly mut face at the end or the beginning of anything Hillary does. She seems to never be able to let that SOB stay home and do something on her own.

  51. Pro-Obama New York Times admits his healthcare plan will reinforce — not reform — current system

    September 13, 2009

    With the possible exception of MSNBC television, The New York Times has been the most powerfully pro-Obama news outlet.

    The Times initially endorsed Hillary Clinton, but quickly jumped on the bandwagon once the Obama hysteria began.

    The Times implied Hillary was racist and divisive and allowed malicious columnists Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich to smear Hillary constantly – and eventually John McCain and Sarah Palin – to turn public opinion against them.

    The Times published hit pieces on Hillary, McCain, and even McCain’s wife Cindy. Times columnists like Bob Herbert accused Hillary of wanting to have Obama assassinated.

    It was a shoddy display of bias, resulting in the Times hemorrhaging readers. New York Times stock price also fell to toilet paper levels as readers recoiled from the newspaper’s unfair yellow journalism.

    While the Times’s resident Republican David Brooks endorsed Obama over McCain, sober liberal Paul Krugman was the sole holdout, eying Obama with caution. Krugman warned not only that Obama was no friend of health care reform, but also that Obama’s attacks on Hillary’s more progressive plan would come back to haunt him.
    Krugman has since emerged as Obama’s most prominent liberal critic. Obama’s current health care failures prove correct Krugman’s support of Hillary.

    Now, his fellow New York Times columnists are slowly waking up to the fact that Obama sells health care snake oil. David Brooks now admits that Obamacare is not health care reform at all, noting Obama has “effectively buried” the public option and writing of the plan presented in Obama’s health care speech: “Which is not to say that this is effective health reform. The only risible parts of the speech came when Obama said that parts of the system work (they don’t; they’re unsustainable) and when he said he would be the last president to take on health care (we still await a president willing to take on fundamental perversities in the system).

    For whatever reason, President Obama has decided not to be that president. He has decided to expand the current system, not fix it.” (emphasis mine) Brooks did not discover all this until Obama’s health care speech, but it is old news to readers of Post-Partisan Examiner: Obama’s phony reform is fiscally irresponsible, not willing to tackle the Wall Street-Washington oligarchy at its core, and not a challenge to the status quo.

    Brooks’s colleague, the stridently pro-Obama Bob Herbert, also appears to be awakening from his delusions. Herbert’s latest has him going weak at his knees over Obamacare: “For one thing, the various proposals are not at all clear to the general public and the average citizen is clueless as to how any of them would be paid for…

    The president said in his speech that the savings would come from eliminating “hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud”…that’s exactly what politicians always say…One can understand why some will remain unconvinced…
    What’s missing from all the talk about reform is how the runaway costs of health care, and all the dire consequences associated with them can be reined in without a strong public insurance option… If the government requires everyone — or nearly everyone — to have health insurance, the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry will reap a bonanza.” (emphasis mine)

    Well, well, well. The most pro-Obama New York Times columnist now echoes what Post-Partisan Examiner has been pointing out for weeks. Obama’s deficits are unsustainable. We cannot pay for health care reform by cutting waste – we must make a harder choice on taxes, war, and other entitlement priorities.

    And, finally, without a public option Obama’s health care mandate unfairly serves up Americans to private insurance predators on a platter.

    If you have been reading these pages, you have known these things for weeks. I am glad the New York Times finally admits we anti-fake health care reform “crazies” have always been right.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-19823-PostPartisan-Examiner~y2009m9d13-ProObama-New-York-Times-admits-his-healthcare-plan-will-reinforce–not-reform–current-system

  52. At least there is one news organization, even if it is international, that is brave enough to link obama to this Acorn mess.

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    Group once linked to Barack Obama taped giving advice to ‘brothel owners’

    By Toby Harnden
    September 13, 2009

    The US Census Bureau has broken links with the controversial community group Acorn, once a close ally of President Barack Obama, after it supported a purported brothel owner with a stable of underage prostitutes.

    Acorn employees were taped giving advice on tax avoidance and employment of 13-year-old illegal immigrants to Right-wing activists posing as brothel owners.

    “It is clear that Acorn’s affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts,” said Robert Groves, the census director.

    Acorn – the Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now – is a poverty action group with over 400,00 members that pushes for better housing, government grants and voters registration. The group became a controversial 2008 election issue after investigations showed that employees submitted dozens of false voter registration forms, including some with names such as Mickey Mouse.

    Mr Obama, however, vigorously defended Acorn, saying last year: “I come out of a grassroots organising background. “I’ve been fighting alongside Acorn on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

    Bertha Lewis, Acorn’s chief organiser, said the sting was an attempt to smear Mr Obama. “It is no coincidence that the most recent attacks have been launched just when health care reform is gaining traction.” She added: “We are the boogeyman for the Right wing and its echo chambers.”

    Republicans had become increasingly critical of the census’s ties with Acorn in conducting the 2010 census, which carried major political ramifications because it helps determine the allocation of congressional districts.

    Activists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and a prostitute and used a hidden camera to film themselves being advised by Acorn employees in Baltimore.

    The undercover videotapes were posted on the BigGovernment.com website and then broadcast by Fox News.

    telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/6184808/Group-once-linked-to-Barack-Obama-taped-giving-advice-to-brothel-owners.html

  53. admin Says:

    September 13th, 2009 at 10:51 pm
    Birdgal, here are some Obama pictures you might enjoy:

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    Admin, some of those are very, very funny. LOL!

  54. I read that Blago may supoena Obama when he goes to trial. Won’t that be interesting. Isn’t Blago handling his own defense??

  55. Call it “Obama Fatigue” if you’re searching to sugarcoat it and blame others. But this problem goes more to the leader than to the followers. You can bet that after this empty performance, many people now wonder whether our new president is up to the task of ever constructively leading our nation.
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    Mr. Obama is a wonderful man. He is by all Big Media accounts intelligent, gifted, thoughtful, gracious, caring, forgiving, insightful, brilliant. But he is no more capable of leading this nation than my dog. In fact, my dog would be better at it than Mr Obama. My dog is smarter, prefers kibbels and bits to $80K nights on the town and he knows which trees to piss on–which is more than I can say for Mr. Obama.

  56. President Obama aka Pretender Obama has given this nation a treasure trove of teaching moments of how to avoid difficult decisions, con fools and play the race card. There is a new book coming out on him called How To Campaign When You Should Be Governing For Dummies, with the preface by Modo who is famous for her own book My Ugliness Is Not Only Skin Deep.

  57. It isn’t a liberal or a conservative thing in the end. It’s that the American people are losing faith not only in the promises of the liberal society but in the experts and the professionals who design, administer and explain it. Increasingly, the lower middle class and the middle middle class want to fire the snooty upper middle class know it alls who collectively have gotten the country into such a mess–Walter Russell Meade
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    If you want to know why elitist pricks like Charlie Gibson, and even the great Messiah himself worry about Sara Palin, well . . . there is your answer. I have said this a number of times–why should we trust these elites when they have screwed up the country the way they have. The loss of faith to follow also occurred in the Great Depression, when the country lost faith in the capitalists. Chris Hedges has talked about this as well. I swear to you there is more uneasiness among elites over the potential rise of a populist candidate than at any time in the last 80 years. I have talked to a couple of them since this crash, and both of them independently expressed apprehensiion over the rise of a populist candidate who “will not compromise”. They are comfortable with Obama because he will deal on their terms. That is the truth.

  58. admin Says:

    September 13th, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    Good post by Walter Mead (a Kissinger fellow of all things) at Politico:
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    He really hit the nail on the head.

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    I think Susan Boyle reminds me of patsy Cline, the way she makes a song her own and turns it into a ballad.

  59. Just on Yahoo, apparently KanyeWest jumped on stage as Taylor SWift ( white) was being awarded the best female vocalist award of the year and he said that “Beyonce was the greatest female artist of all time”. Now what the hell is going on. The tennis star melted down and now Kanye West. THese people are taking hard that their hero if falling from grace. There will be a race war again, thanks to the dumb asses that put him in when he really did not earn the right to be there.

  60. Kanye West is certifiably nuts and he has down this twice that I remember when HE did not get an award. He needs to go. I can’t believe how people support these brats!

  61. I did not realize he had done this before. Taylor SWift looked totally shocked. The green party wants Van Jones for the political candidate now. THey love him. Oh brother!!

  62. We have no idea what this is all about, but this is what happened at the Video Music Awards:

    The actual award presentation:

  63. Another who calls Obama a flim-flam con artist:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/09/13/obamas_dissolving_credibility_98294.html

    We had our warning during the campaign, we really did.

    Remember Barack Obama’s famous speech on race, back in March of 2008? Obama had spent 20 years listening to the sermons of Jeremiah Wright, full of venomous anti-Americanism and attacks on “white America.” Yet when the reverend’s rants were revealed to the public, Obama tried to convince us that he just happened to be missing from the pews on any well-documented Sunday, and that the Jeremiah Wright we saw and heard was not the Jeremiah Wright he knew.

    It was a giant, implausible lie. Yet the speech was smoothly delivered and well-turned, perfectly balanced to seem to empathize both with the grievances of blacks and with the concerns of whites. So most people seemed to believe it.

    This is what Obama’s supposed gift for rhetoric amounts to: the ability to tell a smoothly polished bald-faced lie.

    And that was the whole essence of Obama’s big health-care speech. It was a pack of lies from beginning to end, and if we’re going to finally see through this flim-flam artist once and for all-as more and more people are beginning to do-then we had better identify them one at a time.

    I’ll skip the lies by omission-his only mention of town hall meetings, for example, was of people who “shared their stories with us” because they are “counting on us to succeed” in passing a health-care bill. Yeah, that’s what happened at town hall meetings last month!

  64. Maybe Canaan is right and we have a crystal ball or a time machine or good instincts, but today’s comment section has turned into a music lesson on various genres (Doors, Susan Boyle, Kanye West).

    * * * * *

    We don’t know why the Kanye West situation is at all linked to Joe Wilson but it is. Apparently Beyonce was up for the same award as Taylor Swift and West grabbed the microphone from Swift to say Beyonce should have gotten the award. How this relates at all to Joe Wilson calling Obama a liar is beyond explanation.

    The good news is that West was not supported by the audience, black or white.

    Here is the story and another video of the situation which will be discussed ad nauseum today:

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1621389/20090913/west_kanye.jhtml

    This year, Kanye West picked the beginning of the Video Music Awards to deliver one of his famous rants.

    The rapper stormed the stage just after the first award, for Best Female Video, was presented to Taylor Swift. He cut the teen singer off, grabbing the mic and protesting in support of Beyoncé.

    “I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” he proclaimed as B looked on from the crowd, stunned.

    During the 2007 VMAs in Las Vegas, West delivered another rant and lost his temper after he was displeased with his performance being set inside a hotel suite rather than on the show’s main stage.

    ‘Ye’s rants are usually in support of his own work. He memorably took the stage at the American Music Awards in 2004, declaring he was robbed of the Best New Artist nod.

    His protest against Swift, however, was not well received. West stood briefly on the stage after his comments as the crowd was silent. Audience members then began to clap in support of Swift after West left the stage.

    According to reports from inside the house, once cameras cut away from the action, West flipped off the crowd and returned to his seat. Wale then said to the crowd, “You can’t blame a man for speaking his mind.” His words were met with boos, and Wale then said, “Kanye, I tried.” During the next commercial break, Pink walked by the rapper and appeared to shake her head in disgust before security escorted her away. West remained steadfast amidst the commotion as he kissed his girlfriend Amber Rose.

  65. I’m catching up on what transpired here last night, and … wow!
    Tons of good stuff.
    Today Bambi takes NYC. Even our northeast PA local news (WBRE-TV) has this as it’s top story, trumping anything local, and even the tragic discovery of a body in a wall at Yale.

  66. HoldThemAccountable, it wasn’t discussed yet but Osama released a new statement and apparently there is a new ACORN tape. Talk about a not quiet Sunday night.

  67. 14/09/2009

    Netanyahu: No ‘complete freeze’ on settlement building

    By Jonathan Lis

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that there will not be a complete freeze on settlement building and that building in Jerusalem will proceed as usual.

    “The Palestinians expect a complete halt to building; it is now clear that this will not happen,” Netanyahu said, “Jerusalem is not a settlement and the building [there] will continue as normal.”

    While speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset, Netanyahu spoke about progress made in regards to the peace process as well as the U.S. demand to freeze building beyond Israel’s Green Line.

    Netanyahu told the committee that George Mitchell, U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, had requested a complete halt to settlement building. “We clarified to the U.S. that we would continue building around 2,500 units whose construction had already begun. Two days ago, we authorized 450 additional units. I stated that we would consider reducing the extent of our building,” said Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu spoke about balancing the desire to participate in the peace process and negotiations with the need to allow Jewish residents in the West Bank to live normal lives. “The reduction in building will be for a limited time and there is not yet an agreement with the U.S. on the period of time,” Netanyahu added.

    Netanyahu spoke on the two central principles presented in his June speech at Bar Ilan University: “the recognition of Israel as a Jewish nation and effective demilitarization of a future Palestinian state.” “Since Bar Ilan, these principles have been seeping into international conversations,” Netanyahu said, “For example, Benny Morris wrote in the Guardian that settlements are not the big problem. The bigger problem is the demand being placed on the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. This is a basic condition without which it’s impossible to solve this conflict. One of the central things I did was put this topic on the table.”

    Netanyahu complained “at the same time that we are taking steps to get things started, the other side is making their position more
    extreme.”

    haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1114453.html

    ———————

    The other side is making their position more
    extreme because obama is egging them on.

  68. A page from ‘Dear Leader’ playbook
    Obama seeks a cult of personality, but Americans are beginning to back away.

    By KATHERINE KERSTEN
    September 13, 2009

    The mainstream media seem dumbfounded that any thinking person could object to President Obama’s speech to schoolchildren on Sept. 8. The president simply told kids to work hard and stay in school, right? The controversy is just more proof, the media seem to have concluded, that Obama’s critics are kooks and yahoos — you know, the sort of foaming-at-the-mouth folks who show up for tea parties or town hall meetings, or seem compelled to lie reflexively about Obama’s health care reform proposals.

    Why are the mainstream media so clueless about the anger and disillusionment growing among independents and conservatives?

    The controversy over Obama’s education speech provides a clue. Contrary to most news reports, objections didn’t center on the speech itself. The fracas erupted over the accompanying lesson plans, or “menu of classroom activities,” assembled by the White House and the federal Department of Education.

    One particularly blatant proposed activity did get some press — an assignment instructing kids to “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.” But the White House dropped that after a public outcry, so what’s the big deal?

    Here’s the problem: The letter was only one of many examples of Obama-worship in the lesson plans, whose tone and focus came straight from the “Dear Leader” playbook. The plans included few references to citizenship and responsibility. Instead, suggested classroom activities revolved around Obama himself — his thoughts, his desires, his admonitions, the lessons we can all learn from this great man.

    For example, the lesson plan for prekindergarten through grade six suggests that teachers prepare young children for Obama’s speech not by discussing personal responsibility, but by studying Obama himself. Teachers can “build background knowledge about the President … and his speech by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama.”

    And for the higher grade levels? Teachers can prepare them for the “historic” speech by decorating classrooms with the great leader’s sayings: “Teachers may post in large print around the classroom notable quotes excerpted from President Obama’s speeches on education.”

    Cringe-inducing Obama-centrism of this kind pervades the lesson plans. Questions and assignments take for granted that students will be inspired and moved by Obama’s words, and will want to do what he asks of them.

    *Students in the lower grade levels, for example, are to ponder questions such as these: “What is the president trying to tell me?” “What do you think the president wants us to do?” “Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? … Parents? The American people?”
    *Questions for the higher grade levels include these: “Why does President Obama want to speak with us today?” “How will he inspire us?” “How will he challenge us?” The plans suggest that students reflect reverentially on the Obama quotes hung around the classroom, asking: “What are our interpretations of these excerpts?” “Based on these excerpts, what can we infer that the president believes is important in order to be educationally successful?”

    This reverential tone is reinforced by the lesson plans’ odd fixation on noting the president’s exact words. Young students, for example, may “record important parts of the speech where the president is asking them to do something,” writing down “key … phrases.” Older students may try to “capture direct quotations.” “Teachers could focus students on quotations that either propose a specific challenge to them or that inspire them in some meaningful way.” Examples: “What resonated with you from President Obama’s speech? … What are the three most important words in the speech?”

    In 1991, the Washington Post went ballistic when President George H.W. Bush gave a speech to schoolchildren about working hard and staying in school. “The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props,” the Post fumed. Democratic leaders expressed outrage and hauled administration officials before a hearing to probe the cost and legality of Bush’s action.

    n 2009, however, the media cheered Obama’s school speech. Why? The chattering classes have fallen hard for Obama’s cult of personality. Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas may have spoken for many when he breathlessly said of Obama in an interview that “he’s the teacher” and “he’s sort of God.”

    Today, average Americans are beginning to see something in Obama the mainstream media can’t. That’s a narcissism — a messianic quality — deeply at odds with the American spirit. Many members of the president’s own party seem to be sensing the same. They are backing away from Obama as the real content of the “hope” and “change” he promised becomes clear.

    startribune.com/opinion/59066262.html

    ———————-

    Exactly!

  69. Editorial Commentary

    Premature and Unrealistic President Obama’s speech championed implausible health-care-reform principles

    By THOMAS G. DONLAN
    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Hiding the true cost of health-care reform.

    DO WE NOW HAVE A PLAN WORTHY of the name “Obamacare”?

    Until last week, advocates and critics have discussed only the bills produced by Democrats on House and Senate committees, who didn’t speak for the president. The bills offered President Barack Obama plausible deniability as he negotiated with interest groups and swing-vote legislators; he could enunciate principles that were at odds with the language of the bills.

    Now Obama has spoken and told us what he wants. Or has he? Unfortunately, the president’s plan, though articulated in an eloquent speech, is inconsistent or implausible. Important details, especially the taxes and premium increases that will be required to pay for it, are fudged, obscured or denied.

    Until there’s a bill printed that the president endorses, there is nothing that can be called Obamacare, nothing that can be understood or inspected or analyzed.

    In the White House “fact sheet” posted last week, the president promises that his plan “will not add one dime to the deficit today or in the future, and is paid for in a fiscally responsible way. It begins the process of reforming the health-care system so that we can further curb health-care cost growth over the long term, and invests in quality improvements, consumer protections, prevention, and premium assistance. The plan fully pays for this investment through health-system savings and new revenue, including a fee on insurance companies that sell very expensive plans.”

    The president also promises that the “public option,” a government-sponsored insurance enterprise, will be “self-sufficient and rely on the premiums it collects.” If so, it won’t add to the deficit, but it also won’t be much of a competitive challenge to private insurance companies. Or, a third possibility: It will underprice its service and eventually follow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the abyss, and the bailout will be charged to an unavoidable emergency.

    What is the fiscally responsible way to pay for health-care reform? Taxes. Personal taxes on top of the tax increases already scheduled for next year, as enacted in the first three years of the Bush administration. Business taxes on top of the corporate income tax that’s among the highest in the industrialized world. If Americans want this, they should be prepared to pay for it.

    Instead, the White House promises: “If the savings promised at the time of enactment don’t materialize, the president will be required to put forth additional savings to ensure that the plan does not add to the deficit.” Fortunately or unfortunately, the president does not legislate. After he puts forth, Congress disposes, as it has with pay-as-you-go plans of the past.

    The most improbable part of the president’s plan addressed the most important financial issue in U.S. health care: how to control the cost of Medicare before it and Medicaid consume all federal resources. The official White House answer: “The president’s plan will extend new protections for Medicare beneficiaries that improve quality, coordinate care and reduce beneficiary and program costs. These protections will extend the life of the Medicare trust fund to pay for care for future generations.”

    Here we have a guarantee of existing benefits linked to significant cost reductions. Joining these two contradictory ideas is a promise to “coordinate” care.

    Perhaps the White House is thinking of coordination, football style. The defensive coordinator doesn’t just organize half the team members and their lesser coaches. On most teams, he also calls the defensive plays.

    From coordination to play-calling from a secret playbook. That’s what makes many Americans nervous about Obama’s game.

    online.barrons.com/article/SB125270803473704693.html?mod=googlenews_barrons

  70. Fourth day and still not a word or mention of Hillarys Four Freedoms Medal Award from ant MSM or even small local newspapers and news
    outlets.Talk about conspiracy.We have a fullfledged revolution forming in this country and Obama is the leader and the enemy within.IMPEACH IMPEACH
    IMPEACH.

    Bt ABM91 It must happen soon.

  71. More Monday morning news for the sleepyheads to read and put a smile on the face:

    http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/Politics/obama-health-care-abc-news-washington-post-poll/story?id=8536886

    POLL: Obama’s Speech Doesn’t Turn the Tide

    Bottom-line views on health care reform have stabilized but failed to improve since President Obama addressed the nation, leaving him with a continued challenge in selling his plan to a public that remains skeptical about its benefits and costs alike.

    Obama shows some improvement. He’s stanched his losses, shored up his base and gained on a few specifics. But his speech was no game-changer: Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll divide by 48-48 percent on his handling of the issue and by 46-48 percent on the reform package itself, both essentially the same as their pre-address levels.

    More continue to think reform will worsen rather than improve their own care, costs and coverage. There’s still a nearly even split on whether it’ll improve care for most people in general. More think it’ll weaken rather than strengthen Medicare. And nearly two-thirds think it’ll boost the already vast federal deficit.

    Perhaps worst for the president, in interviews following his nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress, Americans by 54-41 percent say that the more they hear about health care reform, the less they like it. And while he still leads the Republicans in Congress in trust to handle reform, he’s lost 7 points in this measure, and they’ve gained 9, since June.

  72. ABM90,

    You are absolutely right. It is getting harder and harder to find anything newsworthy about Hillary. I keep trying, but it’s just not there.

  73. For AMB90:

    Introduction of Four Freedoms awardees:

    Inroduction of Hillary:

    Hillary Opening remarks:

    Hillary’s speech on Freedom of Worship:

  74. Thank You Admin

    What the phoney self proclaimed fair and balanced TV and Newspapers will not give us, the Truely Free, fair and balanced Internet sites, such as Big Pink will.

    CONGRATULATIONS HRC, IT IS OBVIOUS MANY PEOPLE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONALLY REALIZE HOW OUTSTANDING YOU ARE.

    The American voters both in the primary and general realized (remember they did asked that on exit at the General Election of the polls); however, the GREEDY SUPERDUDS DID NOT, or lets just say they were too busy counting their money to think with their head. Greed will be their downfall, because in the end Crooks rat on Crooks.

  75. Thank you Admin for the a special effort to keep us informed and Hillary out in front where she belongs.As I look back into past and the propaganda that Josf Goebbles was
    able to spread and pass it off as the need for fair and balanced news I getting the feeling that history is repeating itself and the deaf dumb and
    blind population has fallen into the same trap set by BHO and his merchants of evil . I just wish that we could form a new and honest political party and call it the Tea Party.I am certain that there would be a ground swell of support.THe present parties must be rejected and replaced by honest patriotic and loyal American
    citizens.The gravy train must end.

    By ABM91 Again THANKS

  76. basil9 Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 8:11 am
    ——————————————————

    Funny, funny clip! It made me laugh.

  77. If you check the frontpage at Drudge you’ll see Serena Williams and BO with similar expressions on their faces.

    Bet BO was Thinking what Serena said:

    “I’ll shove these tennis balls down your f***ing throat —-if you don’t follow my orders.”

    Another AH moment. :twisted;

  78. wwoebi,

    “Ugly corpse of ‘HillaryCare’ haunts Obama”

    ———————–

    This is a disgustingly crass and bot-like article. Poor bambi is never to blame. He will go through his whole term with his media cult pointing the finger at Hillary, Bill and everyone else for all of his mistakes.

  79. Despite everything that is happening around him, it has been reported to me that Mr. Obama is preparing a speech in which he will make the extraordinary claim that he and his confederates have saved the country and averted depression.

    Gee Barack that is great news! Now tell it to the millions of jobs since you took office, and then tell them when those jobs will come back. Go ahead Barack just lie to them. Half your progressives will “believe anything you want them to believe” as you so aptly put it.

    Well, okay, I will be a good sport about it Barack. I will even be helpful. Let me commend to you the wisdom of one of your predecessors in office, who got there legitimately– Herbert Hoover. He was as you know something of an expert on the subject of averting depressions, only he was no more successful at it that you have been. The only difference between him and you is that he was in fact brilliant, honest and patriotic–but even that wasn’t enough.

    Thus, as Gorgeous George and your little grab ass speech writer prepare your script for tonights soiree, and as telebama goes practices her high c’s you may find value, wisdom, guidance in Hoovers words, beyond what Soros et. al. are telling you to do–Barack. . N.B. 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 17.
    —————————————————–

    1. A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.

    2. All men are equal before fish.

    3. Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.

    4. Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

    5. I’m the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him–so far.

    6. It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

    7. It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.

    8. Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.

    9. No public man can be just a little crooked.

    10. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

    11. Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.

    12. Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.

    13. This is not a showman’s job.

    14. When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.

    15. Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.

    16. With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.

    17. Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.

  80. and its hit number 3, hows that isolated incident defence working for ya, ACORN.

    Brooklyn office this time

    A tag team pair of undercover activists, posing as a pimp and prostitute, has exposed the Brooklyn office of the left-leaning organization ACORN as the latest branch of the embattled group to be caught up in a housing scandal, the New York Post reported.

    “Honesty is not going to get you the house,” a loan counselor at the officers told the conservative activists turned faux flesh-peddlers who were posing as a couple seeking a mortgage, according to the Post.

    The Brooklyn office was the latest branch of the organization exposed in a hidden-camera operation. Four ACORN employees have been fired as a result of earlier stings at offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

    James O’Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, were told to lie about their profession in order to secure a loan.

    “You know, what goes on in the house we don’t care,” a counselor told the couple. “We just help you with the mortgage.”

    Giles, who went by the name “Eden,” was told she should say her profession is a “freelancer.”

    “Don’t say that you’re a prostitute thing or whatever,” counselor Volda Albert Albert said.

    She suggested Giles open two accounts at two different banks and put no more than $500 a week in order not to draw suspicion. She was told her to hide the rest, according to the Post.

    “When you buy the house with a back yard. You get a tin … and bury it down in there, and you put the money right in, and you put grass over it, and you don’t tell a single soul but yourself where it is,” she said.

    Videos of the “sting” were posted on BigGovernment.com.

    ACORN, aka ” the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now,” was accused of voter fraud during the 2008 presidential election.

  81. That was a beautiful speech given by Hillary, yet it was not filmed professionally, yet Obama gets his every moved done. I did enjoy the speech, but wonder why she would bring up Obama in it. She said that the both of them wanted more freedom of information to reach the people, well how’s that? We can’t find out a thing about the POTUS except what he thinks we should know. We don’t know who comes to visit him at the WH or what kind of grades/classes he took in college.

    This wonderful, smart and capable woman is being sidelined by the master of disguise, but I hope soon she will realize his mask is coming off and she needs to get the heck out of there ASAP.

  82. Obama: I Could No More Disown ACORN Than I Could My Own Nuts
    ——————————————————
    We always knew his heart belongs to daddy (Soros, et. al.), but I thought his other body parts were under the care custody and control of Larry Sinclair, but evidently that was wrong. There may be other claimants however.

  83. Serena didn’t like the call of a line judge and got in her face and said “I’m going to take these tennis balls and shove them down your f***ing throat.”
    It was all over sports blogs and there are lots of clips online if you do a google. She was banned from the game, will have to pay a fine and may be suspended from playing for a while.

    What a crew!
    Serena, Obama and Conye all on the same weekend.
    Real class.

  84. Will the press media cover this event because of it’s contents? Unlike the award ceremony for her last week?

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Host Iftar Dinner

    Washington, DC

    September 14, 2009

    ——————————————————————————–

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 7:15p.m., in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

    The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time devoted to worship, contemplation, charity, and fellowship, observed with a daily fast from sun up to sun down. At the end of each day, Muslims traditionally break the fast with a meal known as “Iftar.” Ramadan is the month Muslims believe the Qu’ran was revealed to the Prophet Mohamed; it is a month of reflection, generosity, and compassion for more than a billion Muslims worldwide.

    Secretary Clinton will make remarks at approximately 7:45p.m.

    state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/sept/129169.htm

  85. Williams and Kayne West’s behavior were disgraceful…what a double standard. I wonder of Dowd will write about this.

  86. Obama, Clinton, lunch and health care

    September 14, 2009 11:55 AM

    by Mark Silva

    President Barack Obama is in New York today to talk about the government’s handling of the financial crisis that threatened the nation as he assumed office. He will have lunch with someone who has faced something else that Obama now faces: A push for health-care reform that many view as imperiled.

    Obama will meet former President Bill Clinton over lunch after the planned address at Federal Hall just after noon EDT.

    The two last saw each other at the Lincoln Center memorial for CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite last week. They also spoke at the funeral for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in Boston last month, where Mr. Obama delivered the eulogy and Clinton and Secretary of State and former first lady Hillary Clinton sat in the pews behind the Obamas.

    Their first meeting after the election in which Obama had defeated Hillary Clinton in the party’s primaries wasn’t said to be so congenial. They have a lot more to talk about today, however, with the White House offering little in the way of details.

    swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/09/obama_clinton_lunch_and_health.html

  87. Well while I don’t like all this celebration in the W.H. of Ramadan, I can at least stomach Hillary doing it, at least we know she is Christian.
    When I see him up there, I see a liar, telling us he is not a muslim, when everything points to it. That doesn’t bother either, but the LIE does. Quit hiding everything, get some balls and stand up for who you are and what you believe in, without lying.

  88. More about Serena.

    The tournament charged the 27-year-old $10,000 (just over £6,000) for her unsportsmanlike conduct which sealed a semi-final defeat to the Belgium Kim Clijsters.

    The 11-times grand slam winner may be penalised further, with the incident passed on to the Grand Slam Committee for further investigation.

    If the rant is deemed a “major offence” Williams could be banned from future slams or be stripped of her $350,000 (£210,600) prize money.

    Courtside microphones broadcast her comments to a line judge who had called a foot fault, with Williams two-points away from defeat.

    Williams told her: “If I could, I would take this f****** ball and shove it down your f****** throat.

    Serena Williams rants at a US Open line judge

    Serena twice ranted at the line judge

    Tournament referee Brian Earley came on the court and asked the linesperson what Williams had said.

    At that point Williams walked over and said to the line judge: “Are you scared? Because I said I would hit you? I’m sorry, but there’s a lot of people who’ve said way worse.”

    Earley again asked the linesperson what Williams said.

    Whatever the linesperson said, her reply seemed to startle Williams, who said: “I didn’t say I would kill you. Are you serious? Are you serious? I didn’t say that.” The line judge then said, “Yes.”

  89. basil,

    neither Obama or Serena is giving the U.S. a good reputation. only three words for it: childish behavior….tantrums.

  90. Admin, a video clip of Lou Dobbs asking for answers from the uncomdian, Bill Maher,

    Maher says, Americans are STUPID-

    h… w… eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=GduznzaGQu

  91. Williams told her: “If I could, I would take this f****** ball and shove it down your f****** throat.
    ———————————–
    Pretty salty language. But in the Age of Obama this is what role models do. They had better not fine her or Chuck Todd (MSNBC) will call them OMG . . . . racists! They should apologize to her, and take the trophy away from the winner. In the old days, the response would be different.

  92. JanH Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    It’s Obama, Kanye, Serena and Michael Jordan… (Jordan made a fool of himself last week at a ceremony where he was inducted into the “Basketball Hall of Fame” in Springfield, MA) Blah, blahed about old BS.

    They are so invested in racism they don’t know the meaning of the words, “good sportsmanship” and “good manners”. If what they have done was done to them by a white person, we would never heard the end of it. Whenever anyone calls me a racist; I just say: “if thats all you’ve got; take a hike!”

  93. wbboei Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Williams told her: “If I could, I would take this f****** ball and shove it down your f****** throat.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Yes, said after she smashed her racket on the net post after losing the first set. Serena got called on a foot fault by the linesman.. (stepping over the serving baseline) She didn’t do her homework watching videos of this revitalized opponent watching her game in action and planning a strategy. Serena did however, for weeks on end, tell everyone who would listen, she is the best player in the world. pffft!

  94. # wbboei Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Big fucking deal. So they have lunch,

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    yeah, a lengthy lunch, where they can watch their careers take a nosedive into oblivion.

  95. Great quotes, wbboei.

    Can you BELIEVE he’s gonna give yet another speech?

    $#%$^@#!@!
    ———————–
    That is what one trick ponies do. The elites will listen because he is their man. They blind supporters will listen because they are on hopium and havent the courage to admit they misjudged him. But across the country, the middle class and upper middle class will be hitting the mute button, changing the channel, or hitting the off switch. He has nothing to say, and history has shown time and again that what he does say is neither genuine or true. He is a puppet with no values of his own. Just a mouthpiece.

  96. Mrs.Smith: I Think all these outbursts of threats and profanity from these
    black so called celebraties are the
    results of Bo and his empowerment
    agenda and his “All Fired Up”outbursts
    during the campaign. Time to put out the fire folks.

    BY ABM91 All wound Up

  97. No doubt he is asking for advice from the former Pres. Clinton. He has the best SOS in the world who knows everything there is about Healthcare and who is he asking for advice, but the husband. People actually believe he’s not muslim. He’s for sure a male chauvanist pig.

    He demoralizes Hillary with every step he takes.

  98. Mrs. Smith,

    obama and his wifey opened the Pandora’s box of reverse racism and now it has become a pandemic of the worst kind.

  99. This lunch between obama and clinton boggles my mind. Is obama needy or something. Doesn’t he trust his masters anymore?

  100. JanH, His masters must have something up their sleeves and know that only Obama can ask the kind of favor they need now. I just wonder what it is?

  101. # ABM90 Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Mrs.Smith: I Think all these outbursts of threats and profanity from these
    black so called celebraties are the
    results of Bo and his empowerment
    agenda and his “All Fired Up”outbursts
    during the campaign. Time to put out the fire folks.

    BY ABM91 All wound Up

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Hi ABM90:

    Yep, they’re called “fighin’ words”..

    Like watching an old western on TCM.

    When the saloon clientèle rise from their chairs and make a b-line out the saloon doors.

    Knowing the next moves of violence about to erupt.are inevitable…

    And I agree, someone has to call them out. We know Oprah won’t. Maya Angelou saw this coming.

  102. Confloyd, maybe they want BC to go out and advocate (I was thinking of a more degragotory term) for the debacle of health insurance reform.

  103. # JanH Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Mrs. Smith,

    obama and his wifey opened the Pandora’s box of reverse racism and now it has become a pandemic of the worst kind.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Agreed. If it was an accidental perception, I could forgive.

    In their case, it’s all part of their plan to divide America.

  104. JanH and birdgal, Maybe he is asking how to get thru a difficult Presidency! LOL!!! He needs help on so many fronts its hard to imagine just nailing it down to Healthcare!LOL!!!

  105. OMG, it just hit me why he is having lunch with BC. Its a freaking publicity stunt to get those centrists to think that BC is on board for the debacle of healthcare reform. Axelrove and his cohorts are known for their publicity stunts and the are USING BC to achieve what they want.
    \
    I hate to tell them it will take more than BC to get me on board, I require REAL reform and the TRUTH!

  106. Sniff…how sad…NOT.
    ——————-

    Oprah Winfrey’s reign as chat show queen may be coming to an end
    Oprah Winfrey’s reign as US television’s chat show queen may be coming to an end almost 25 years after she first hit the screens.

    By Tom Leonard in New York
    14 Sep 2009

    After a year in which she angered Republicans and Hillary Clinton fans by backing Barack Obama, and infuriated Christian ones by promoting a New Age religion book, Winfrey has been punished by declining ratings which fell to a record low. The average audience for The Oprah Winfrey Show fell under seven million last season – a seven per cent slip on the previous year and its fourth straight year of decline. One week during July, the daytime show had its lowest ratings since it first went on air in 1985.

    Broadcasting experts also believe that the multi-millionaire Winfrey’s relentlessly upbeat, anything-is-possible philosophy may be jarring with viewers struggling to cope with a recession.

    Falling audiences are almost a fact of life in US television but Winfrey was believed to be almost invincible. She was previously thought to be blessed with an unfailing ability to tap into the hopes and fears of her predominantly white, female and middle class viewers.

    Winfrey’s show has fallen steadily from a peak of nearly nine million viewers in 2005. But observers say that she has accelerated her show’s woes by alienating its more conservative viewers over the past year. Janice Peck, a University of Colorado media professor and author of the book Age Of Oprah, said Winfrey compromised her non-partisan reputation by endorsing Mr Obama with gushing enthusiasm.

    As her website was inundated with furious denunciations, critics noted at the time that many of her core viewers would have voted for Mrs Clinton.

    On Sunday, she was forced to defend her vociferous support for Obama and insisted she had since stepped back from politics. “My job was to make people, or allow people, to be introduced to Obama, who might not have been, at the time,” she said. “I wanted him elected, and I think I did that. “I have not said one thing about this political situation and don’t intend to. Everybody knows that I was a big campaigner for Obama and I still am. I think he’s doing a great job. I think that it’s the toughest job in the world with the economy and health care and all of that.”

    She also selected Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, a celebration of Buddhist and Taoist-style spiritualism, for her book club, so annoying some of her Christian fans, said Prof Peck.

    Winfrey’s age – 55 – may also be weighing against her. Prof Peck said few of her students talk about Winfrey but are more interested in younger rivals such as Ellen DeGeneres and Tyra Banks. “They see Oprah as kind of like who their mom likes. This is not a good sign,” she said.

    Sheri Salata, the show’s executive producer, said they were trying to attract younger viewers – now using digital social networks such as Twitter and Facebook – without alienating older fans. Winfrey has nearly 2.2 million followers on Twitter. “You can’t be oblivious to the decline in ratings,” said Mr Salata. “Even if it is the dominant show, you have to look at what the value is. I am sure that the people around her are aware of the trends or the perception of trends.”

    Senior executives involved in the show, which is syndicated across America, have traditionally argued that what matters is that it continues to be the country’s most popular talk show. That remains the case, although Winfrey has promised to say by the end of the year whether she will renew her contract to continue with the show after September 2001.

    telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6189938/Oprah-Winfreys-reign-as-chat-show-queen-may-be-coming-to-an-end.html

  107. “The right-wing accusations against Barack Obama are true. He is a socialist, although he practices socialism for corporations. He is squandering the country’s future with deficits that can never be repaid. He has retained and even bolstered our surveillance state to spy on Americans. He is forcing us to buy into a health care system that will enrich corporations and expand the abuse of our for-profit medical care. He will not stanch unemployment. He will not end our wars. He will not rebuild the nation. He is a tool of the corporate state.”–Chris Hedges.

  108. confloyd:

    I’m a centrist. We were never duped by any of the other candidates running for the presidency.

    I stood with Hillary from the minute she announced. Sure, I looked at BO, JE, Richardson and the rest, they couldn’t compare with her knowledge and forthrightness. Centrists know and always respected Hillary for her genuine appeal to helping make America a better place.

    We supported her till the bitter end. We keep hope alive for a better day.

    Better to think, the meeting between BO and BC is the student sitting with the master…

  109. Filmmaker Moore urges support for Obama health care plan
    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    US filmmaker Michael Moore on Monday urged supporters of President Barack Obama to champion proposed health care reforms and not let a vocal opposition minority steal the debate. “I feel bad for President Obama and what he’s going through… trying to bring help to people who have a hard time getting help,” Moore said. “All those tens of millions of people who voted for him, where are they? Who’s got his back? “I see the minority out being vocal,” he said. “But where’s the majority? Where are the people that voted for Obama? Where are the people who wanted this?”

    Obama has vowed to pass legislation by the end of the year that would spread health coverage to America’s 47 million uninsured by making insurance obligatory and affordable for all.

    Republicans jump on the 900-billion-dollar price tag, which Obama claims he can make up in savings, and stoke fears that a mooted public option would lead to a federal takeover of health care — anathema to many Americans who abhor the idea of big government. Saturday saw the first big anti-Obama protests since he became president in January.

    “Perhaps part of the problem is that his (Obama’s) plan only goes half way and it’s hard to get your base of support excited about half-measures,” Moore said on the sidelines of the Toronto film festival. “Had he gone the whole way and just said, ‘We need a single player system,’ … I think he would have a lot more support from the people who (helped elect him),” he said.

    Moore, in Toronto for the North American launch of his latest documentary “Capitalism: A Love Story,” also knocked opponents of the reforms, mocking US advertisements that depicted “Canada as a third-world country.”
    The television spots had “people lined up out the door of doctors’ offices waiting in line for nine months, dying of brain tumors on the sidewalks of Toronto,” he said, before bursting into laughter.

    google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i3QQNkaWgH4JYiwNWW1Sp7kjAxHA

  110. I am thrilled to hear of OW’s decline. Can’t happen fast enough for me. IMHO, she’s the reason ABC caved to him. She basically owns the network.

  111. The Kooks are at it again. They are slamming Arkansas. They have polled AR. and have found that 81% want the public option. They also found 2/3 of Arkansasians believe Obama is ineligible to be POTUS and are deluded conspiracy theorists.

    They are still pushing the public option and using Arkansas as a print. How did they come up with Arkansas??

  112. Basil9, It can’t happen fast enough for me too. I haven’t let my family watch Oprah since she screwed Hillary and welcomed the fraud.

  113. OMG, it just hit me why he is having lunch with BC. Its a freaking publicity stunt to get those centrists to think that BC is on board for the debacle of healthcare reform. Axelrove and his cohorts are known for their publicity stunts and the are USING BC to achieve what they want.
    \
    I hate to tell them it will take more than BC to get me on board, I require REAL reform and the TRUTH!
    ——————————
    The faulty assumption here is that Bills support carries much weight in terms of Obamas credibility First, most of us see it as party politics. Second, the state of the economy trumps this. Third, some people will interpet it as surrender which will only increase their ire. With black groups it is merely cumulative. With the far left it subtracts rather than adds. And with blue collar it evokes the response described above.

  114. Mrs Smith, BTW, over on the Daily Kooks, they call us centrists Bluefraud dems. I say no the only frauds are the ones following the fraud.

  115. JanH-

    They say her popularity started to decline 4 yrs ago.

    IMO- It started when she announced for Obama.

    “As her website was inundated with furious denunciations, critics noted at the time that many of her core viewers would have voted for Mrs Clinton.

    On Sunday, she was forced to defend her vociferous support for Obama and insisted she had since stepped back from politics. “My job was to make people, or allow people, to be introduced to Obama, who might not have been, at the time,” she said. “I wanted him elected, and I think I did that. “I have not said one thing about this political situation and don’t intend to. Everybody knows that I was a big campaigner for Obama and I still am. I think he’s doing a great job. I think that it’s the toughest job in the world with the economy and health care and all of that.”

    Oprah built her popularity on the shoulders of (white) WOMEN and she threw them all under the bus when she announced her support for Obama because he’s black. My mother a (R) never liked her… hmm.. she saw the deep seated racism in her, I mistakenly chose to ignore.

  116. “Oprah built her popularity on the shoulders of (white) WOMEN and she threw them all under the bus when she announced her support for Obama because he’s black.
    —————————–

    Amen!

  117. dot48 Says:

    September 13th, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    It seems to me that Hillary’s role as Secretary of State is taking on a whole different dimension that what I expected a SOS to do. I am not sure if she is being put there or if she is taking the iniative. I am not wording this well I know. I just feel that she is being sidelined into a “woman’s” role and not the face of America’s foreign policy. I remember seeing Condi Rice get off the plane all time time with Condi at his side, I’ve never seen Hillary and Obama together but maybe twice.
    &&&&&&&

    I think Rice needed to be joined at the hip with Bush. Hillary already has the gravitas, and doesn’t need to be joined at the hip to Obama. And probably doesn’t want to be.

    And he probably prefers it that way too.

    Strictly professional, one hand washing the other, between OO and HRC.

  118. # confloyd Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Mrs Smith, BTW, over on the Daily Kooks, they call us centrists Bluefraud dems. I say no the only frauds are the ones following the fraud.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We wrote Daily Kooks off long ago. They were the primary reason for the creation of many new blogs primarily PUMA Pac, P.U.M.A. and The Confluence. Why bother listening to the brain dead, they offer nothing in the way of intelligent discourse or solutions to problems. All they offer is “tumult”…

  119. Moore is an a**hole. Enough said.
    —————————
    He is not a progressive. Never was. He just hates the Republican Party. How do I now this? When a Republican is in office he demands universal health care, but when Obama is in office he abandons universal health care and favors a program based on a secret deal with big business. When we get to Afghanistan, he will tell us that is a just war unlike Iraq.

    He is far more than an asshole. He is more than a STUPID asshole–like for example Bill Maher. Moore is a fraud, second only to Mr. Obama. That is a tough act to follow.

  120. JanH, Everywhere I read, there is a tide turning against Israel, its downright scary. I think as Muslims grow in population the hatred of Israel will grow even more. One poster over at the DailyKooks said ” 8 months and there are still settlements, he’s toast”. I guess they really thought Obama was going to go after Israel and bring them in line. It might happen, but it won’t be overnight, there is too much support for Israel.

    The leftist had unreal expectations of their messiah, as they voted for the balless messiah.

  121. We wrote Daily Kooks off long ago. They were the primary reason for the creation of many new blogs primarily PUMA Pac, P.U.M.A. and The Confluence. Why bother listening to the brain dead, they offer nothing in the way of intelligent discourse or solutions to problems. All they offer is “tumult”…
    ——————————-
    It is like trying to find a colortura soprano behind the walls of Bethleham Medical Hospital, i.e. Bedlam. You may find one but what you have to go through to do so just aint worth it.

  122. confloyd Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    ————————————-

    That is why I stated the other day that I think Israel is on its own. It is small but it is mighty. And as bibi said today, he does not consider Jerusalem a “settlement” and wants it off the table. I agree.

    As far as bambi goes, he brought this on himself. And Bin Laden, in his latest speech says that 911 and any future attacks will be because the U.S. has aligned itself with Israel. These terrorists want Israel demolished and its people with it. An armageddon that I pray bambi is not sponsoring.

  123. He is far more than an asshole. He is more than a STUPID asshole–like for example Bill Maher. Moore is a fraud, second only to Mr. Obama. That is a tough act to follow.

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Exactly. A fraud, who is an a**hole.

  124. Oprah: “Everybody knows that I was a big campaigner for Obama and I still am. I think he’s doing a great job. I think that it’s the toughest job in the world with the economy and health care and all of that.”
    &&&&&

    Yes, Opie baby. it is the toughest job in the world. But when you were advocating that the American public hire Obamafor that job, you were apparently thinking that a celebrity politician (think Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, etc.) could leverage their popularity to win the job, and not worry their pretty little heads off about actually being capable, qualified and vetted to do the job.

    You helped breathe life into a premature candidacy that should have died on the vine. I would ascribe a certain amount of responsibility of the Obama failures to your support. American voters and the media also deserve some responsibility. Hey, you ARE part of the “media”, double ding for you.

    So knowing this, we can see the motives behind you standing behind Obama, that he’s doing a great job. If you told the truth, you’d be admitting that you foisted a bad choice on an unsuspecting public.

  125. My mother a (R) never liked her… hmm.. she saw the deep seated racism in her, I mistakenly chose to ignore.
    ———————————–
    Your mother was very perceptive. I have it on good authority (an accountant who works for one of her people) that when the camera is off she makes constant disparaging remarks about white people. So your mother picked up on something which was quite true, but millions of Americans simply failed to see. Certainly, her public image conveys the very opposite impression. But even they should have been somewhat suspicous when she had Herods of London shut down the store so she could shop there privately. Hardly a democratic reaction for someone who pretends she never forgot where she came from. In terms of frauds she may nose slightly ahead of Michael Moore now that I think about it.

  126. wbboei, I sent you a video, look at it and see if you think we should as Admin to post it. There was a little unrest at the 9/12 protest. Acorn came to it and it shows how the people reacted when they saw the Acorn people.

  127. rgb44hrc Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Yes, Opie baby. it is the toughest job in the world. But when you were advocating that the American public hire Obamafor that job, you were apparently thinking that a celebrity politician (think Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, etc.) could leverage their popularity to win the job, and not worry their pretty little heads off about actually being capable, qualified and vetted to do the job.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Oprah’s ONLY requirement for the presidency was color. She never gave the “people” a second thought or if Obama was actually going to be a problem solver benefiting ALL the people.

    Come to think of it, the only thing Obama has done FOR the Black people is resurrect their hatred and racism once again, when we were all happy with MLK’s teachings of race relations.

  128. On Sunday, Oprah was forced to defend her vociferous support for Obama and insisted she had since stepped back from politics. “My job was to make people, or allow people, to be introduced to Obama, who might not have been, at the time,” she said. “I wanted him elected, and I think I did that. “
    &&&&&&&

    I like the way people can jump in, do something that has consequences, then jump back and say they are out of the game.

    How about if I walk up to you, punch you in the face, then step back and say, “Why don’t we just settle down, no need to escalate this”.

    Or pull a million dollar bank heist, and then “retire”. “Hey, I no longer do that thing”.

  129. wbboei Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    My mother a (R) never liked her… hmm.. she saw the deep seated racism in her, I mistakenly chose to ignore.
    ———————————–
    Your mother was very perceptive.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m not telling her you said that…. I’ll never hear the end of it!
    I CAN keep a secret, ya know! 🙂

  130. rgb44hrc Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    “I like the way people can jump in, do something that has consequences, then jump back and say they are out of the game.

    How about if I walk up to you, punch you in the face, then step back and say, “Why don’t we just settle down, no need to escalate this”.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hilarious analogy! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  131. Whether intentional or not, Hillary is not getting the exposure she deserves. I can’t imagine her serving a second term under these conditions.

  132. wbboei Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    We wrote Daily Kooks off long ago.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It is like trying to find a colortura soprano behind the walls of Bethleham Medical Hospital, i.e. Bedlam. You may find one but what you have to go through to do so just aint worth it

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I know! Couldn’t have said it better myself.. it just ain’t worth it!

  133. # jbstonesfan Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Whether intentional or not, Hillary is not getting the exposure she deserves. I can’t imagine her serving a second term under these conditions.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m sure she is fine with it. We know and when we don’t, we send out the bloodhounds to find it and it gets publicized. Just think how big an annoyance Bill Clinton is to the Republicans and the Lefties who thought they could sideline Jesse James.

  134. JanH Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We know Russia has been selling arms to Iran. We know that Bibi met secretly with Putin and Medvedev .

    Just imagine if Iran decides to instigate against Israel and Russia steps in to Stop it.

    Think the US will lose all of it’s claim to being the only Superpower in the world or just part of it?

    The US can’t afford to not defend Israel for many reasons. At least, thats the way I see it..

  135. My mentor was a wonderful old man who was right out of central casting for The God Father, and he was no stranger to them either. His talents were vast, and he could make magic when nobody else could this side of the law.

    The only time I ever saw him flumoxed was when he would order a dry Jack Daniels Manhattan with a touch of vermouth straight up with a twist, and see what the concoction they brought back. This failure to communicate manifested itself time and again, in dives, bars and 5 star culinary establishments.

    It was taking a real toll on him. So we printed the order on 3×5 cards, and from that day forward he presented a card to the waiter, and the problem was fixed, not only for him, but for the bartender who might not know how to make a Manhattan right.

    I am doing the same thing with the Chris Hedges quote posted above. Putting it on 3X5 cards, so people I meet will understand and remember what is fundamentally wrong with Mr. Obama. The Messiah.

  136. Found an interesting article on 9/12 DC Tea Party March. Here’s the last paragraph:

    You’ve probably heard descriptions of the marchers as crazies and haters and fanatics. Perhaps there were some in the crowd. Far more important, though, was the very presence of so many everyday Americans protesting in Washington, just eight months into unified Democratic control of the White House and Congress. What did Barack Obama and his party’s leadership on Capitol Hill do to bring doctors and truck drivers together in common cause on the streets of the nation’s capital? More than anything, these people are afraid that the new president is running the country off a cliff. They’re in no mood to remain silent now.

    3w dot washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Inside-the-912-Tea-Party-protest-59181917.html

  137. HTA:

    (this article was in the right side of your link)

    what gall! Obama will just squeeze us a little harder:

    ACORN wants another $6 million despite scandals

    By: Kevin Mooney
    Commentary Staff Writer
    09/14/09

    An ACORN affiliate has just submitted applications for over $6 million in government funding, despite the controversial videos of the organization’s workers aiding a child prostitution “promoter.”
    Employees with the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Brooklyn told uncover investigators posing as a pimp and a prostitute how they could circumvent the law. ACORN has already fired four of the workers. But it claims the tapes have been “doctored” and “edited.”
    A third video implicating the ACORN workers was released today. Meanwhile, the ACORN Institute, one of many ACORN affiliates, has applied for over $6 million in grant money for broadband projects. ACORN and it various affiliates have received at least $53 million in federal funds, since the 1994.

  138. Never watched Oprah. A lot of my friends can’t stand her. Oprah is a big phoney. Believe it or not a lot of black women don’t like her.

  139. wbboei Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    ************************
    15 years ago I took care of a patient that was a Stewardess and she was white. She had Oprah in first class, before her personal jet(s) I guess…anyway, there was a Black stewardess taking care of the regular folks, she was not the Head Stew, and Goddess Oprah insisted she be brought up to first class…and she was…

  140. wbboei or Mrs smith, Have you seen the emblem on the flag that Acorn uses? Its looks like a snake. What is the meaning of having a snake on the flag?? I remember Arafat and a snake for some reason, I might be wrong, its been a long time since I have seen him, but the snake reminds me of the Palestinians. What do you two think??

  141. More reverberations of Obama:

    Serena, Serena, Serena I love you so . . .

    Whatever the linesperson said, her reply seemed to startle Williams, who said: “I didn’t say I would kill you. Are you serious? Are you serious? I didn’t say that.” The line judge then said, “Yes.”

    Serena then demanded to see her lawyer.

    Your Honor, let the record show that my client was in a state of disbelief at the racial bias of the linesman in calling a foot fault on her. We will concede that her choice of words was unfortunate. But the gravity of the offense by the linesman brooks nothing less.

    However, my client believes in sportsmanship. She is not out to press the issue. On the contrary, we are content to heed the wise words of Professor Gates in the face of similar discrimination, and simply move on.

    All that we ask is that the trophy awarded to her opponent by returned to its rightful owner, who is of course my client. After all, she is the best tennis player in the world, as she has told us all many times. We will waive any claim we may have for rent, while the trophy was in the possession of the adverse party.

  142. I was looking at the CNA website today and found this:

    America’s Registered Nurses to Obama: Public Option Should be Access to the Congressional Plan, But Best Solution is to Expand Medicare to Cover Everyone
    The nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses tonight welcomed the renewed call by President Obama for comprehensive healthcare reform.

    “But sadly, the President’s prescription for reform still falls short of the full reform that is needed to solve our ever escalating healthcare crisis,” said Deborah Burger, RN, co-President of the 86,000-member California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.

    “The President made a renewed call for a public option, but a public option should at least be a ‘Congressional option’ at least as good as the benefits Congress members get.

    “The biggest problem with his approach, however, is not the public option, it’s the private option. Private insurers are the principal cause of skyrocketing healthcare costs, and the disgraceful denials of care for people with insurance.

    “Nothing in this plan will end insurance denials – and insurance companies are denying nearly one-fourth of all claims in California alone, according to data the insurers themselves report to the state.

    “Second, we heard again pledges to end the health insecurity faced by so many American families; yet the promise of effective cost controls remains elusive. Insurance premiums, co-pays and deductibles will continue to skyrocket with little in this plan to end their price gouging practices.

    “President Obama said tonight “We are the only advanced democracy on Earth – the only wealthy nation – that allows such hardships for millions of its people.” That’s true.

    The reason is that all those other countries have a national healthcare system, such as our Medicare program, and don’t barter human lives for profit. Ultimately that is the most effective way to actually guarantee healthcare for all Americans, control costs, and improve quality. That would be the change we could all believe in.”

    calnurses.org/media-center/press-releases/2009/september/america-s-registered-nurses-to-obama-public-option-should-be-access-to-the-congressional-plan-but-best-solution-is-to-expand-medicare-to-cover-everyone.html

  143. That meeting with Bibi and was clandestine and very ominous imo…I am sure they both know what is at stake if Iran is allowed to have the bomb and Russia continues to supply Iran with anti-missile systems…Israel will have to act and Russia will as well…

  144. I would be so much more comfortable if the people who took the lead to reform the health care system where the actual practioners who are on the front line, rather than lawyers, professors, associations, insurance companies and politicians who are removed from the process. All the talk about patient centered care falls by the wayside when corporate shills like Obama, Pelosi and Reid take over.

  145. That meeting with Bibi and was clandestine and very ominous imo…I am sure they both know what is at stake if Iran is allowed to have the bomb and Russia continues to supply Iran with anti-missile systems…Israel will have to act and Russia will as well…
    ———————————-
    Yes. And Mr. Obama is nowhere in sight.

  146. “The President made a renewed call for a public option, but a public option should at least be a ‘Congressional option’ at least as good as the benefits Congress members get.
    ——————————
    Good for them. They are not buying his evasion. They are not letting him off the hook.

  147. Could this be the reason Obama is lunching with BC?

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    North Korea has launched a public propaganda campaign to prepare its people for the succession of Kim Jong Il’s youngest son as leader, a news report said Sunday.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
    Photo: AP [file]
    North Korea has mentioned Kim Jong Un by his full name – which it had not done in the past – and his qualifications in broadcasts through speakers installed in each house, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified source on North Korean affairs.

    Meanwhile, Fox News reported Sunday that the North Korean leader has ordered his country’s third nuclear test. According to the report, the test will use enriched uranium.

    Last month, Kim told his party leaders that the goal of the new test is to force the US into another round of negotiations.

    The broadcast campaign for the succession was launched in Pyongyang about two months ago, but it was not clear if it had been extended to other parts of the country, Yonhap said.

    North Koreans are obligated to install speakers in their homes to listen to broadcasts on policy of the ruling Workers’ Party and its propaganda, according to North Koreans who have defected to the South.

    Kim, 67, believed to have suffered a stroke last year, has not publicly named his successor, but is widely reported to be grooming the 26-year-old to take over.

    However, North Korea’s No. 2 leader Kim Yong Nam last week told Japan’s Kyodo news agency that Kim Jong Il is in good health, and denied that Kim Jong Un had been named successor. He dismissed the reports as speculation by foreign media aimed at harming the North.

    The speculation has also eased somewhat since Kim Jong Il met former President Bill Clinton last month in a landmark meeting that led to the release of two detained U.S. journalists.

    Kim, who has three sons, has controlled the isolated, impoverished nation of 24 million with absolute authority since he assumed power upon his father Kim Il Sung’s death in 1994, leading to concerns about instability and a power struggle in the nuclear-armed nation if he were to die without naming a successor.

    Yonhap said North Korea has designated the 2012 birth centennial of Kim Il Sung as the date for an official announcement for the succession as long as the current leader remains healthy.

    In other moves seen as promoting Kim Jong Un, the North has released a song said to symbolize him being groomed as heir, Yonhap said.

    Korea’s largest news agency also quoted a South Korean visitor who said that a guide at a North Korean tourist site last month referred to a visit by Kim Jong Un with his father to the site. The name of the site and other details were not given. Previously, such references by tourist guides were confined to Kim Jong Il or his late father Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founder, said the agency.

    South Korea’s intelligence services declined to comment on the Yonhap report.

  148. wbboei Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    “The President made a renewed call for a public option, but a public option should at least be a ‘Congressional option’ at least as good as the benefits Congress members get.
    ——————————
    Good for them. They are not buying his evasion. They are not letting him off the hook.

    —————————————————————————————————
    Remember, Hillary used to talk about the “congressional option?” CNA did not support either candidate during the primary, because they have advocated for a single payer for many years, and neither candidate was talking about it. After the primary, they came out in favor of Obama. Wrong choice. The national association of nurses (ANA) has come out in support of the health insurance reform, but it seems like most national organizations have sold out to the corporate interests. CNA is not letting him off the hook, but they didn’t even get a seat at the table.

  149. birdgal Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    **********************

    Yes the union, not ANA which is playing right into the Fraud’s pocket as is the AMA

  150. Have you seen the emblem on the flag that Acorn uses? Its looks like a snake. What is the meaning of having a snake on the flag??
    —————————————–
    Once upon a time there was a farmer. He had a wife and a baby. He lived in a house and under that house there lived a snake. One day, the baby was in its cradle on the porch and the snake jumped up and bit the baby. The baby died. The farmer and his wife were in a state of despair. The farmer spotted the snake grabbed his rifle and shot off the snakes tail as it slithered down a hole.

    Much later, the farmer recovered from his grief, and began to worry that the snake might retaliate against him or his wife. So he went out into the yard, looked down the dark hole in the ground and whispered oh snake let there be peace between us now for we have both suffered a deep loss. The green eyes of the snake stared back at the farmer and hit hissed: oh farmer that is impossible. There can be no peace between us because every time you look at me you will think of your lost child and every time I look at you I will think of my missing tail.

    I think that is the deeper meaning.

  151. The reason is that all those other countries have a national healthcare system, such as our Medicare program, and don’t barter human lives for profit. Ultimately that is the most effective way to actually guarantee healthcare for all Americans, control costs, and improve quality. That would be the change we could all believe in.”
    ************************

    I have said this all along. Medicare is a gov program. Most people like it. All they would have to do is implement it for all. The reason they don’t is obvious, they want to dismantle it, and they will if given an inch!

  152. Could this be the reason Obama is lunching with BC?
    ——————————–
    I expect they will touch on this issue, but suspect the agenda is broader.

  153. “Yes. And Mr. Obama is nowhere in sight.”

    ———————————

    Maybe yes and maybe no. His name is being invoked by the Arabs left and right. Saudi Arabia said just today that Israel must “heed” obama’s mandate that they stop settlements, give up half of Jerusalem… Saudi Arabia refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.

    I think obama made promises, big promises to his friendly Arab terrorist network. And now they expect him to pay up big time.

  154. wbboei, I have seen this snake on several blogs advertising Acorn and I have also seen this snake in the Arab world. Its the same snake. What I am getting at is that maybe Acorn maybe also supported by some of Bambi’s middleeastern friends or at least the Nation of Islam or the New Black Panther Party.

    Have you seen the video I sent you???

  155. wbboei – 3:42

    If Bozo is successful in shoving his HRC through the doctors can expect a gradual erosion of their power and a disregard of their expertise as happened with NCLB and teachers.

    Teaching had been going downhill for years but that idiotic unfunded federal mandate just made it that much worse with reams of new regs and rules written by people who’d never been in the classroom
    shoved down the trenchers throats.
    Same thing with GM being run by a 30-year old with no auto experience.
    If HRC goes through I predict a mass exodus of people out of the medical profession and those who replace them . . . . well, maybe Bozo will get his wish to get rid of those on the downward side of 50 with sub-standard physicians botching procedures and misdiagnosing patients.

  156. Sorry jan – i know this is serious but the thought of ANYONE epecting BO to deliver on anything cracks me up!

    ‘His name is being invoked by the Arabs left and right. Saudi Arabia said just today that Israel must “heed” obama’s mandate that they stop settlements, give up half of Jerusalem… Saudi Arabia refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.’
    B wahahahahahaha! Suckers!

    And FWIW – my money’s on Israel to rise to any challenge and defend itself.
    Of course it’s disgusting that confrontaion seems inevitable but Israel will kick butt if it has to.

  157. From BP
    *************************THE GREATEST EVER……..

    americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/912_demonstration_a_record_dc.html

    “The truth will out. Despite mainstream media attempts to characterize turnout as in the thousands, a spokesman for the National Park Service, Dan Bana, is quoted as saying “It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.””

  158. confloyd,

    I was reading on some other blog about a volunteer during Katrina who said he and his fellow volunteers
    were opposed by acorn if they didn’t go through them instead of other neighborhood groups and that if they weren’t affiliated with churches (most of the relief organizations were through churches) who followed Malcom X or Louis Farrakhan they weren’t welcome.

    I think if you scratch the surface you’ll find BLT at the roots of acorn.

  159. Never mind.

    Democrats and their media acolytes may wish this weren’t so, and they may even employ the Ostrich Strategy, burying their collective heads in the sand, pretending that a major important political movement isn’t happening. But they only hasten their own demise in doing so.

    And those pics of how the mall looked after the 9/12 immaculation are stunning!

    Axelgrease, Rahmbo, Bozo and Glibbs haveta be quaking in their boots.
    They can lie all they want but that won’t make the truth disappear no matter how much hopium they
    ingest.

  160. Just as Oprah now says she is out of politics, and he is doing an excellent job, so do the Kool Aid drinker say pretty much the same thing. WHY, of course OPRAH cannot not be wrong (I am told she is a perfectionists). I wonder how much her Taxes will go up to take care of this medical reform? In fact, she thinks so much of the man, why doesn’t she just make a mega million dollar contribution indefinitely. After all, it will go to Americans. But then I guess she needs it for running that School in Africa. I need to bit my tongue.

  161. basil9 Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    —————————

    LOL…don’t be sorry. I don’t believe obama will deliver on anything either.

  162. GRADING OBAMA…(HMMM, LET’S SEE IF WE CAN KEEP THE TRANSCRIPT SEALED)

    article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZmQ4OTRlYTFlYWQ1YTA5MjdiZjhkOTFkMzIzNWJiNzU=

    Yet Another Washington Flop in the Making
    ==============================
    (Obamacare will be one of many federal failures.)

    By Deroy Murdock

    As the health-care reform debate roars on, Uncle Sam resembles a restless college senior who is flunking economics, finance, and management. Despite a report card full of Fs, he suddenly announces: “I want to go to medical school!”

    Similarly, Pres. Barack Obama stood before a joint session of Congress Wednesday night and re-embraced a government option for health insurance. As he explained, “Sometimes government has to step in to help deliver” on the promise that “hard work and responsibility should be rewarded by some measure of security and fair play.”

    Alas, too often when Washington steps in, failing grades follow.

    Medicare, the Great Society’s shining jewel, is a battered gem. Its hospitals program already bleeds ruby-red ink. “Medicare Part A again will spend more in benefits than it receives in revenues” this fiscal year, observes Heritage Foundation analyst Bob Moffitt. Its Trust Fund is an accounting fiction, but even that fantasy disappears in eight years, with depletion in 2017. Even worse, Heritage’s Brian Riedl calculates that between 2009 and 2083 Medicare’s budget will zoom from 3.1 percent to 14.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product. Its unfunded liabilities (promises backed by campaign balloons instead of cash) equal $36.3 trillion.

    Social Security, the New Deal’s cornerstone, is as cutting edge as a 78 RPM record. In 2016, barely six years away, it will begin paying more in pension checks than it collects in payroll taxes. Congress then will be unable to use Social Security’s surplus like a ShamWow to absorb red ink. Social Security’s unfunded obligations equal $17.5 trillion — again not financed by anything but congressional speeches.

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: These two government options in the home-mortgage arena are widely considered the twin jet engines that flew the economy into a hillside. These were supposed to be money-making, quasi-private companies, with no federal involvement beyond an implicit guarantee that government would cover their losses. Emboldened by this cozy federal safety net, these enterprises embarked upon financial acrobatics they otherwise might have avoided. Rather than generate profits between 2009 and 2019, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, Fannie and Freddie will cost taxpayers $389 billion.

    The Hope for Homeowners program began last October 1. Congress gave it a hefty $300 billion to help some 400,000 homeowners avoid foreclosure. According to an August 10 Newsday editorial, “It has produced exactly one refinanced loan.” One down, 399,999 to go.

    “UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right?” Obama asked in August. “It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” Yes, indeed. Its two-year fiscal deficit approaches $8 billion. It has pried some 60,000 mailboxes off of America’s streets, the Lexington Institute reports. It also is weighing the cancellation of Saturday services. Even as e-mail, digitally attached documents, and online banking decrease demand for first-class snail mail, the Post Office keeps hiking the cost of stamps. What sort of business actually raises prices while customers walk away?

    The Internal Revenue Code is like John Donne’s poetry: It means something different to everyone. Perhaps flummoxed by its 67,000 pages, even IRS advisers offer conflicting answers to identical questions. But today’s U.S. Tax Code will be a triumph of window-like clarity compared with the U.S. Health Code that Obamacare would trigger. Just wait until every medical lobby — from the American Stethoscope Council to the National Tongue Depressor League — hikes up Capitol Hill to demand exemptions, loopholes, and subsidies.

    Although Washington already owns 54 percent of the square mileage west of the Rockies, it obsessively purchases new acreage. More than on private property, land-use restrictions on federal soil often prevent thinning of foliage. Flames frequently follow.

    “Most western wildfires burn federal land,” William Welch wrote in September 9’s USA Today. To date this year, 123,554 private acres burned in California, versus 271,000 federal acres.

    Rather than inaugurate a frivolous, bottomless government option for health care, Washington should launch a “private option” for nearly every federal activity outside the Pentagon.

  163. This is what I want after being on the phone all day with freaking IRS, I want universal health, and the flat tax. The money we could save with getting rid of IRS and administrative salaries in healthcare we could energize our manufacturing sector. Huh!! What do you all think!

    I hate the freaking IRS!!

  164. Congress then will be unable to use Social Security’s surplus like a ShamWow to absorb red ink.

    ===============

    Congress has been ‘borrowing’ from teh SS cushion for years — and this is BLAMED on SS?

  165. Everytime a democrat is in the WH, the IRS finds some way that I owe them money, I always manage to get them off my back during the republicans run, but this is freaking ridiculous. I dont want to PAY FOR PEOPLE TO SIT ON THEIR ASSES AND NOT WORK IF THEY ARE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING BUT HAVING MORE CHILDREN!!!

  166. turndownobama, you betcha they have. My mom always if they would keep their cottonpickin hands out of our social security their would be enough foreva!

  167. confloyd-

    the IRS is a private institution contracted by the US Government to basically collect Tax money for the Treasury. Their employees are paid by the Federal Government… but the institution itself is a private enterprise similar to the Federal Reserve.

  168. Yeah, SS had a provided a cushion to prepare for times when more pensions would be going out than paychecks would be paying in.

    Congress has been RAIDING that cushion for years.

    Now people talk about SS being ‘broke’ — as though there were something wrong with SS other than being raided by Congress. Probably raided by the same Congressmen who are now saying SS is ‘broke’.

  169. # confloyd Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Mrs.Smith, Whatever Im tired of them.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    refer them to your accountant. You had a business. Thats trouble right there. Accountants are worth their weight in gold when you own a business… they are pd to alleviate those kinds of headaches.

  170. Mrs. Smith, I did with my business and I will get back what they are taking from right now x 3 at the end of the year so I not worried about me, but they are bugging my 87 y.o. father who cashed in some stock to pay some bills. So they want they share. Its irritating, since its worrying him sick. I don’t know why they can’t just leave the old folks alone, especially since he really never made of $30,000. a year when he was working. THese stocks are the ones he bought from the company when he was working and now they aren’t worth what he paid for them.

  171. confloyd,

    I’m so sorry your dad is going through this. I don’t know if it will help even a little, but I’m going to say a prayer for him tonight.

  172. Here is another Bambi blunder which could have far reaching problems for us!
    TwitterLinkedInBuzz up! (5)FacebookMORE…Add to my:del.icio.usTechnoratiredditGoogle BookmarksMixxStumbleUponBlog this on:TypePadLiveJournalBloggerMySpace. .
    The relationship between China and the U.S. may be the world’s most complicated. While the two economies desperately need each other — China relies on exports to the U.S. to drive growth while the U.S. requires investments from China to finance its giant deficits — Beijing and Washington nevertheless routinely spar over a wide range of sensitive issues. The U.S. has accused China of manipulating its currency to unfairly promote exports, while China has openly called for the replacement of the U.S. dollar as the world’s premier currency. But with so much at stake, the two nations have tried to keep their rapport cordial. In July, U.S. President Barack Obama called for “cooperation, not confrontation” with China.

    Related
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    Until now. A widening trade dispute threatens to ratchet up tension in the China-U.S. relationship, with potential consequences for the entire world economy. The spat began on Sept. 11, when the Obama Administration announced it will slap tariffs of as much as 35% on Chinese-made tires, effectively pricing them out of the low end of the American market. Two days later, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would start antidumping investigations against imports of some U.S. chicken products and auto parts. Though the ministry’s announcement made no mention of the tire tariffs, the timing of China’s action appears as an eye-for-an-eye reaction to Obama’s decision.
    (See pictures of Barack Obama’s family tree.)

    Some analysts fear the ill will caused by the tariff dispute could lead to an escalating round of conflict between the two nations, souring overall U.S.-China ties. “The action taken by the U.S. government no doubt will damage the Sino-American relationship seriously at a time when mutual trust is most needed,” comments Yu Yongding, an economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. “This is indeed a very bad beginning for the Obama government in terms of cooperation” between the two countries.
    (See pictures of people around the world watching Obama’s Inauguration.)

    The timing couldn’t be worse. Policymakers and business leaders have been looking more and more to a partnership between China and the U.S to solve the world’s most intractable problems, from reform of the global financial system to climate change to nuclear proliferation. Most pressing, cooperation between Washington and Beijing is seen as absolutely crucial to nurturing the budding recovery of the global economy. The two sides need to alleviate the giant economic imbalances — excessive debt and deficits in the U.S. paired with excessive savings in China — to restore the world economy to a more sustainable growth path.

    Resolving the trade conflict, however, may not be easy. Both governments are stuck in the position of having to be sensitive to sentiment at home. With unemployment in the U.S. still increasing, the Obama Administration is under pressure to take more action to preserve and create American jobs. Beijing’s leadership, though not elected, can also be surprisingly reactive to public opinion, and the days following Washington’s tariff announcement have seen an outpouring of criticism of the U.S. decision in the Chinese press and on the blogosphere. “Americans are shameless,” noted an Internet commentator. “They always blame others for their own problems.” Critics accused the U.S. of sacrificing its relationship with China to domestic politics, and calls for retaliation were widespread. “The Obama administration is doing a favor for Big Labor in the U.S., but China now has to make choices of its own,” blasted an editorial in the Beijing-based daily Global Times. “A trade war would be regrettable, but creating a long-term deterrent to U.S. protectionism may require retaliation.”
    (See pictures of China’s electronic waste village.)

    Such sentiments raise the ugly specter of rising global protectionism. Economists have worried that governments around the world would throw up trade barriers in a quest to preserve jobs and industries, in turn undermining a global recovery. The Chinese press was quick to point out this danger as well. A commentary on the state-run news service Xinhua reminded readers that protectionism was a key cause of the Great Depression. “Smarter actions are required to prevent a repeat of that painful history,” the commentary said. “The latest U.S. decision was not one of them.”
    (See pictures of China’s investments in Africa.)

    The world will get an instant check on how the trade dispute could impact overall China-U.S. relations. Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao are expected to attend next week’s G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, Pa., where the world’s most influential economies will tackle sticky issues like the continuation of economic-stimulus measures and improved regulation of the global financial system. “We all need to be a lot more alarmed” by the trade spat, says Michael Pettis, professor of finance at Peking University. “Rising anger makes it more difficult to cooperate.” At a crucial moment for the economy, that’s something the world can ill afford

  173. THis is what happens with a weak POTUS, a preoccupied POTUS, a too many irons in the fire POTUS, I hope we are still free at the end of his term.

    US worried about Venezuelan arms

    Hugo Chavez announced the arms deal after a visit to Russia last week
    The US has said it is concerned by an arms build-up in Venezuela, a day after its president announced a major weapons deal with Russia.

    US state department spokesman Ian Kelly said Venezuelan policy posed “a serious challenge to stability” in the region.

    He also urged Venezuela to be “transparent” about buying weapons.

    On Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that Russia had agreed to lend his country over $2bn (£1.2bn) to buy weapons.

    The money would be used to buy arms including 92 T-72 tanks and an S-300 rocket launch system, he said.

    The deal comes as tensions grow between Venezuela and Colombia over Bogota’s plan to allow the US access to several military bases there.

    Colombia says the US forces will help in the war against drugs and left-wing guerrillas, and will not destabilise the region.

    But Mr Chavez suggested that Colombia’s decision to grant the US access to seven military bases was a threat to Venezuelan security, and that Venezuela’s vast reserves of oil and gas needed military protection.

    He also reiterated that his government was committed to developing nuclear power with Russia’s help.

    Mr Kelly said: “We urge Venezuela to be transparent in its purchases, and very clear about the purposes of these purchases.”

    “We’re also very concerned that they put in place very clear procedures and safeguards that these arms are not diverted to any irregular or illegal organizations,” he added

  174. Kanye West is not popular down here in Texas today. THe rednecks are pist. This story even made it to Tyler, Texas. They want everyones email response to West’s antics at the awards show.

  175. Kanye West will be Leno’s guest for his first show. This should be interesting.

    I wonder if he will ask him why he acted so rudely to the 19yr old Taylor Swift, receiving the award?

  176. JanH, Well I guess its all in where your location is in the U.S., I understand that Russia has been sucking up to CHavez as well. I think the China, Russia, South America friendship is getting very strong, which could be dangerous for all of us.

  177. Hugo Chavez announced the arms deal after a visit to Russia last week
    The US has said it is concerned by an arms build-up in Venezuela, a day after its president announced a major weapons deal with Russia.

    US state department spokesman Ian Kelly said Venezuelan policy posed “a serious challenge to stability” in the region.

    He also urged Venezuela to be “transparent” about buying weapons.
    ————————————————–
    This makes it even harder to understand why we are leaning on our best friend in the region, Honduras, to take back a President who has violated their laws, is closely allied with Castro, Hugo and Daniel and will help them promote revolution in the region, against the duly established consitutional order in that country, and encouraging our allies to do likewise. Honduras is a valuable US base, their soldiers train with ours and they are an important interdiction point for drug trafficing according to what I have heard. This is a losing hand for us. It resembles too closely our position in the Middle East where we are siding with our enemies against our ally. In the end it will be destructive of our company. Our enemies will not accept us and our allies will not trust us.

  178. Senate de-funds ACORN, but seven stand by them
    By: David Freddoso
    Commentary Staff Writer
    09/14/09 7:21 PM EDT
    The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip ACORN of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. After ACORN workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, only seven senators were willing to stand by them:

    Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
    Roland Burris, D-Ill.
    Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
    Bernie Sanders, D-Vt.
    Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
    Bob Casey, D-Pa.
    Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
    Not voting were Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.

    The key now is to see whether Democrats try to strip out this provision later in a House-Senate conference committee.

    washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Senate-de-funds-ACORN-but-seven-stand-by-them-59277612.html

  179. The delusion in our foreign policy is the naiive belief that we can rise above advocacy of what is right to the role of a mediator who is indifferent to the equities and only interested in getting a deal we can brag about it. Not the right deal, but any deal for a headline. Nuts.

  180. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.–good guy. I do not understand this one.
    Roland Burris, D-Ill.–Chicago Machine–old opponent–new inductee
    Dick Durbin, D-Ill.–Illinois Combine politician. Whore.
    Bernie Sanders, D-Vt.–one of my heroes. I do not understand.
    Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.–quintessential Kennedy Machine Whore.
    Bob Casey, D-Pa.–Lover of Obama. Possible carnal knowledge.
    Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.–afraid to cross Obama.

    That is my take on it. Anybody see it differently?

  181. birdgal Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Amazing birdgal, the 7 senators standing with Acorn.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bill Clinton on the Daily Show Thurs nite:

    h… w…indecisionforever.com/2009/09/14/bill-clinton-on-the-daily-show-thursday-night/?xrs=synd_twitter

  182. wbb-

    That is my take on it. Anybody see it differently?

    No, you’ve nailed it. Some private thoughts… but..

    the old saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer seems to fit.

  183. The Hope for Homeowners program began last October 1. Congress gave it a hefty $300 billion to help some 400,000 homeowners avoid foreclosure. According to an August 10 Newsday editorial, “It has produced exactly one refinanced loan.” One down, 399,999 to go.
    —————————————
    Amazing!

  184. September 12, 2009, 11:59 am

    Drug Makers to Back Baucus Plan With Ad Dollars
    By Duff Wilson
    The drug industry’s trade group plans to roll out a series of television advertisements in coming weeks specifically to support Senator Max Baucus’s health care overhaul proposal, according to an industry official involved in the planning.

    The move would be a follow-up to the deal that drug makers struck in June with Mr. Baucus and the White House. Under that pact, the industry agreed to various givebacks and discounts meant to reduce the nation’s pharmaceutical spending by $80 billion over 10 years.

    Shortly after striking that agreement, the trade group — the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA — also set aside $150 million for advertising to support health care legislation.

    President Obama has cited the deal with the group as signifying a new era of cooperation. But some critics say the advertising fund could be wielded against alternative approaches to health care legislation. Some House Democrats, including Henry A. Waxman of California, are seeking drug industry givebacks not covered in the deal with Mr. Baucus and the White House.

    Up to now, the trade group, led by former Representative Billy Tauzin, a Republican from Louisiana, has contributed $12 million toward an advertising campaign coordinated by a coalition called Americans for Stable Quality Care. Early advertisements focused on general subjects like “Eight Ways Reform Matters to You.”

    But an industry official involved in the discussions said the group and its advertising money would now be aimed specifically at the approach being pushed by Mr. Baucus, Democrat of Montana and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

    The group’s advertising spending has been criticized by people who say drug makers should be forced to make deeper concessions than they have agreed to with Mr. Obama and Mr. Baucus.

    James Love, director of the liberal nonprofit research group Knowledge Ecology International, is one of those critics. “Essentially what the U.S. got was not $80 billion,” he said, “but $150 million in Obama campaign contributions.”

    prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/drug-makers-plan-to-back-baucus-plan-with-ad-dollars/?pagemode=print

  185. Bill Clinton on the Daily Show Thurs nite:
    ————————————-
    I hope he does not shill for Obama. I would be glad to watch Bill in most settings. But not with an Obama but boy like Daily.

  186. The group’s advertising spending has been criticized by people who say drug makers should be forced to make deeper concessions than they have agreed to with Mr. Obama and Mr. Baucus.

    James Love, director of the liberal nonprofit research group Knowledge Ecology International, is one of those critics. “Essentially what the U.S. got was not $80 billion,” he said, “but $150 million in Obama campaign contributions.”
    ————————–
    That is the tell. It is what every legitimate progressive should go crazy over. If they do not, then they are a poseur.

  187. wbboei, I think he’s going to talk mostly about his upcoming Global Initiative meeting.

    also, mrs. smith, i just sent you an e-mail. 🙂

  188. ‘Dirty Dancing’ star Patrick Swayze dies at 57

    google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iI6rYwtW5ttJYhJ51d_aPbnBpDkQD9ANDREO1

    ———————————-

    Much too young. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  189. wbb-

    I think you’ll see the adroitness of Bill Clinton’s language skills.

    In plain language- Cowboys when referring to a super cutting horse call it…
    Cutting the cat away from the kittens. (meaning even the momma cat didn’t see it happen)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    I meant to comment on Susan Boyle’s beautiful rendition of Wild Horses. I’m going to buy the CD.. I like it that much. She is truly a gift that couldn’t come at a better time when the world is behaving so ugly.

  190. Thanks, Jan-

    ‘Dirty Dancing’ star Patrick Swayze dies at 57

    ~~~~~~~~~~~`

    RIP and sincere sympathy to his wife and family.

  191. wbboei, I think he’s going to talk mostly about his upcoming Global Initiative meeting.
    ————————–
    Lets hope so Paula. That would be excellent.

  192. Easy.

    Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. ???

    Roland Burris, D-Ill. would sell his vote for a pop tart.

    Dick Durbin, D-Ill. illinois huge black state.

    Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. so liberal, they would vote for anything with Acorn written on it

    Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. same as sanders.

    Bob Casey, D-Pa. same as Durbin

    Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Huge black population, she does not want to anger them in the run up to the 2010 election, she needs them.

  193. Mrs. Smith Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Kanye West will be Leno’s guest for his first show. This should be interesting.

    I wonder if he will ask him why he acted so rudely to the 19yr old Taylor Swift, receiving the award?
    **************************

    That’s digusting. He should not be allowed his world pitty apology tour ” But she only won because she’s racist”.

    I am going to write Leno…disgusting, did I say that already!

  194. Years ago, a aspiring golf pro approached Texas golfing great Ben Hogan who was hitting balls on the practice range. Hogan who was known for his magnificent concentration, his ability to work the ball, and the sound of a shot as he trapped the ball between his club face and the turf which caused it to shoot out to a distance 250 yards in a nano second with the old kind of equipment Tiger could only dream about did not notice the aspiring golf pro. The pro stepped forward, and said Mr. Hogan I would luuuuuuvvvvvvvv to be able to hit a golf ball the way you do–the sound, the shape of the shot, the control as it drops to the ground, your caddy had only to move 5 feet in either direction to shag it. Mr. Hogan, can you help me with my swing, I am real struggling. Hogan replied dig it out of the ground like I did.

    I hope that is what Bill tells Barack when they get together for lunch. Stick to the global initiative Bill and he cosmos will remain in balance.

  195. gonzotx Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    The songstress, *PINK* was ready to knock West silly at the Awards. She had to be restrained and escorted by security or friends away from where Kanye was sitting. I hear there is a ginormous boycott of his albums set to begin… and boy, does he deserve it!

  196. basil
    good pic of the litter comparison @ the post

    September 13, 2009
    9/12 demonstration a record DC turnout: National Park Service

    Thomas Lifson
    The truth will out. Despite mainstream media attempts to characterize turnout as in the thousands, a spokesman for the National Park Service, Dan Bana, is quoted as saying “It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”

    Democrats and their media acolytes may wish this weren’t so, and they may even employ the Ostrich Strategy, burying their collective heads in the sand, pretending that a major important political movement isn’t happening. But they only hasten their own demise in doing so.

    Meanwhile, Gateway Pundit compares the littler left behind on 9/12 with the aftermath of the Obama inauguration. It is a startling contrast.

  197. American Thinker
    ***************

    September 14, 2009

    9/12 was a transformative event

    By Clarice Feldman and Rosslyn Smith

    Sometimes an event occurs which is transformative in a way that everyone who sees it or participates in it instantly is aware of. Yesterday’s demonstration in Washington DC is one of those rare happenings in my opinion.

    The Daily Mail said 2 million Americans participated. My friend Charlie Martin extrapolated from the pictures an attendance figure of 2.3 million. Here is a time lapse of the parade portion of the event so you can get a feel for yourself of the size of the crowd. Whatever the actual number it is sure to be seriously underestimated by the Obama-besotted members of the press corps who are also likely to misrepresent the participants and their views.

    But as a participant, I want you to know the attendees were wonderful people, civil and polite. They showed their respect for the Capitol and the event by leaving no mess behind when they were through, in marked contrast to the inauguration and the usual left wing demonstrations here.

    The feeling I have is that this is a wretched political class, as full of itself as it is idea-less and talentless and the people know it. They are disgusted enough with the new American elitism to travel on their own dime by any means available to come here to let Congress and the President know that they will use every legal means at their disposal to overthrow them. And overthrowing them is precisely what they intend to do.

    Congress is up for election in 2010. They can rely on the grossly inaccurate press accounts if they choose. But I’m telling them it would be a major error to do so.
    – Clarice Feldman

    *****

    We are witnessing a very rare phenomenon, the genuine, broad based spontaneous political movement with no visible charismatic leaders.

    Right after the stimulus bill passed, I got an e-mail from a woman I had once met at a local Republican event inviting me to participate in a small noontime demonstration in nearby Asheville. A couple dozen people showed up with banners and American flags to protest the spending. The person who had invited me was a concerned housewife. When the local Republican Party showed up with refreshments, they were, for the most part coolly received.

    On April 15, I was at a much, much larger demonstration, organized in part by the same housewife, a veterinarian and a former sixties radical. Perhaps as many as 1,500+ people showed up, again with homemade signs, American flags and now a large smattering of Gadsden flags. A few local Republican elected officials showed up, but they were at the side of the crowd, not on the speaker’s platform. We the People were the main event.

    All around the nation, elected officials and pundits did not quite know what to make of the “Tea Parties” held on April 15. Pajama’s Media estimated that the total participation in large metropolitan areas and small county seats all around the nation may have been in the hundreds of thousands.

    On the Fourth of July, many of those who had organized the April 15 events, organized a further round of demonstrations. Later in July and throughout the August Congressional recess, further small demonstrations were held outside the local offices of Representatives and Senators. When some Democrats packed their town halls with handpicked supporters, there were often demonstrations being held outside.

    I was not able to attend the September 12 rally in Washington, DC. I watched it on TV with several dozen other supporters at a local rally for those who could not make the trip. As I review the accounts and looks at the images several facts are apparent. Estimates as to crowd size vary by so much as to be meaningless, but the attendance certainly exceeded the organizer’s expectations of perhaps 50,000. So many people showed up that they had to start marching early. The staging area simply couldn’t contain them.

    Once again, they brought their own signs, their own flags and their own unique attitude. They came from many states, many as from as far away as Texas and California. The crowd also contained a great many immigrants who are upset that America seems ready to adopt the failed policies they had been trying to escape. At its peak, it was wall to wall people. (Watch time lapse video, here).

    Most significantly of all, those in attendance had not relied in any way on members of the current political class to get them there, nor had they showed up because their livelihood would be in jeopardy had they not agreed to demonstrate, as is the union way.

    As I read the many reports on the Internet, I think this one, from Mark Hemmingway at NRO, says it best

    “I asked one guy, who came up from South Carolina with 160 people on three buses, who put his trip together. He laughed and said, ‘My neighbor.'”

    Washington, DC appeared to be a most neighborly place on Saturday.

    The political class often operates on the assumption that only those people who constantly tell other how smart they are actually are have brains. That if you don’t relish life in the artificial confines of the District of Columbia and haven’t come by to kiss their rings, you therefore must be lacking in the skills needed to govern. Last year a young Governor who had been more concerned with raising her family than polishing her resume with the right schools and the right career path let the political class know that she was not in the least impressed with their inside the beltway criteria for leadership. On Saturday a whole lot of people just like her showed up on their own time and their own dime to say it is time to end business as usual in the fetid, corrupt swamp that is Washington, DC.

    Everyone in the political class, journalists, consultants, elected Democrats and Republicans alike, needs to know this: Those countless little-known people who established the local e-mail lists, organized first one, then two, then three or more chartered buses, held sign-making parties and packed box lunches, are not going to go away any time soon. Continue to enact legislation that we cannot afford and they will be back, perhaps in even greater numbers.

    The Democrats need to realize these demonstrators are beholden to no one. The Republicans need to realize that they still are not trusted. Why should they be when each day seems to have another story of compromise on core principals and going along to get along with spending their children cannot afford?

    While the media is concentrating on the anti-Obama aspects of the demonstration, there was also a message to the Republican establishment: Lead, follow, or get out of our way.
    – Rosslyn Smith

  198. some pics of BC and BO exiting an Italian restaurant in Greenwich village…

    h… w… breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9AN92PG5&show_article=1

    BO graying around the temples does nothing for him.

  199. Who could ever forget Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing”?

    Hope you are teaching St. Peter how to “shake it” right now.

  200. Gonzotx: thanks for the American Thinker article. I saved it. Patsy Cline was the best female country western singer ever. No one since has even come close. Beyond the usual suspects, one of her best was Three Cigarettes And An Ashtray. More recently K D Lang did a fine rendition of it as well.

  201. It’s just amazing how the media just blatantly ignores the important news unless it is pro-obama. First there is this blacklisting of most of Hillary’s new accomplishments. We have to hear it internationally if at all. And now a demonstration in front of the White House of gigantic proportions that had even Lou Dobbs on his show today asking how the media could have not reported on it or at least reported on it accurately.

  202. In the conversation with my Latin American friend we discussed the number of participants in the Saturday march on the Capitol. Silly me. I said whether it was 70,000 or 200,000 it does not matter. The number will continue to grow exponentially, because everybody who was there had one or more friends who were not there but will be there the next time. He said, no, no, no. You do not understand. The number is important. 70.000 is a huge protest whereas 200, 000 is a quiet revolution.

  203. I think what many people are saying to barack is dude you are one slick operator. But we know nothing else about you. We do not know where you were born, where you grew up, what your transcripts were, and most of all who put you there because we sure as hell didn’t. We know you were put there to change things, but we do not trust you to protect our interests in the process. In fact, we believe that you are too close to our enemies, allied to big business, and will throw us to the wolves when the opportunity presents itself. We do not like you, we do not trust you and we will no longer listen to you. So you and your big media shills go ahead and tell whatever lies you want. As far as we are concerned this is the twilight zone.

  204. Wbboei, we’ve had an article on hold regarding the race-baiting to protect Obama. Your one paragraph sums it up exactly. It’s not the color of the skin that’s causing the distrust – it is the “who is this guy?, we never heard of him before and he is still unvetted” factor. Bingo for you.

  205. If I were in their shoes, I would never have Axelrod on television to explain policies. He is a campaign chairman and he wreaks of partisanship. He lacks governing ability. The picture this presents to the public is of a highly manipulative administration. That is the last thing in the world Mr. Obama should be projecting–especially at this moment.

  206. I agree, wbboei. he’s like obama’s karl rove. i remember james carville saying that campaign strategists like himself don’t belong in the white house. they know how to get people elected, but not how to govern.

  207. gonzotx Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    American Thinker
    ***************

    Thanks for posting the AT article-

    Admin- powerful video, thanks for sharing it with us-

  208. Admin: I love that song and especially enjoyed seeing Patrick Swayse and Demi Moore and that song. One of those movies you never forget. It was Ghost, which was a great movie, but so was Dirty Dancin.

  209. Admin: great video too, it brought tears to my eyes remembering all those boys leaving for Vietnam and never coming back.

  210. What I got from the American Thinker article was that we all are fed up with the corruption in DC, Repubs, Indies, Dems…all of us. It has been an accumulation of atrocities forced upon the American citizen that has diluted what this Country stands for, if anything, outside of money and power for more years than I am old. It did not start with the Fraud’s Administration but finally it is so blatant, so evil, that everyday American’s have stood up to take their Country back and hopefully restore it’s covenant with it’s people and it’s hope for the World.
    Money has corrupted our Democracy and it is the money handlers that must be thrown out the Temple as sure as Jesus did 2009 years ago….

  211. birdgal Says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    What a powerful video. Unchained Melody always gives me the shivers.
    ***********************

    Greatest love song…EVER!

  212. gonzotx Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Agreed- and another point, there was no visible leadership from any one person. People were like minded enough they moved in tandem, in parallel thought, protesting without the aid or direction of organizers.

  213. September 14, 2009
    Where’s Sarah?
    George Joyce
    Despite some estimates the September 12th march on Washington approached a record 2 million American citizens, Rasmussen is reporting today that President Obama’s approval index has experienced a stunning turnaround over the past week.

    From an approval rating low of a minus 13 on September 7th, Obama has seen his positive numbers jump over 10 points since his health care speech to Congress last Wednesday. In other words, up to 2 million colorful and passionate defenders of limited government flooding in to the nation’s capitol had no effect on a steady and continuing rise of Obama’s political fortunes at this critical moment in American history. Although a Wapo-ABC News poll has uncovered less of a bounce for Obama, we still should take the Rasmussen numbers seriously.

    Over the weekend Mark Steyn penned in my opinion his most prophetic, serious, and depressing column of late. Steyn lays out what’s in store for an America that, despite the White House’s amateurish obfuscation and bumbling with respect to health care, will probably succumb to the inevitable:

    “As I’ve written before, the appeal of this issue to [Obama] and to Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, et al., is that governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture — one in which elections are always fought on the Left’s issues and on the Left’s terms, and in which ‘conservative’ parties no longer talk about small government and individual liberty but find themselves retreating to one last pitiful rationale: that they can run the left-wing state more effectively than the Left can. Listen to your average British Tory or French Gaullist on the campaign trail pledging to ‘deliver’ government services more ‘efficiently.’”

    Steyn’s depressing conclusion:

    “My sense from Wednesday’s speech is that the president’s gonna shove this through in some form or other. It may cause a little temporary pain in Blue Dog districts in 2010, but the long-term gains will be transformative and irreversible.”

    In light of this remarkable admission from Steyn, the question on many conservative minds is: where’s Sarah Palin? In response to those who have defended Palin’s gutsy political instincts one can only wonder about a woman who seemed to be AWOL during and after last Saturday’s heady demonstration. In other words, without a clearly recognized conservative spokesperson willing to passionately articulate the desires of millions of frustrated Americans, the poll numbers will probably continue to favor the rhetorically unchecked Obama.

    Either Palin has decided not to run for President in 2012, or, huddled with her advisors, she is carefully calculating how to plod into her party’s nomination a couple of years from now. If the latter, this dynamic, popular, and talented woman is making a profound mistake.

    There’s a righteous wind blowing – a conservative righteous wind – but so far no conservative politician has been prescient enough to ride the gale force that may be the only deterrent to what Steyn envisions as America’s left-of-center future.

    In other words, even if Palin does get elected in 2012, her passion may well be condemned to pledges about how she can “deliver government services more efficiently.”

    Someone very soon needs to take a leap of faith – the time for calculation is long past.

  214. Admin: I have received some e-mails from Common Cause re: the pending SCOTUS case of the Hillary movie and the broadening of the case to include 2 other cases. If the SCOTUS rules in favor of the corporations, this could signal unlimited funding of political campaigns, which would mean even more corporation influence and control in our government. It would definitely result in more pay-to-play in our political system. Chicago-style politics on a national scale. We have discussed this before, but could you elaborate more on this case and the implications for our government?

  215. Here is more information on Uprising scheduled for tomorrow in Iran, they say tomorrow is the last day for Khomhmini and Ahmadenajad. From the american thinker:
    BREAKING: Ayatollah calls for overthrow of Tehran regime tomorrow.
    In an extraordinary development, MEMRI reports that Ayatollah Montazeri, who has been a major critic of the Khomeinist regime, in effect called for a mass uprising to begin tomorrow, Qods Day, when mass demonstrations are put on by the regime. The question is whether Montazeri’s call for other clerics to preach against the regime tomorrow will bring out gigantic protest crowds. The regime cannot stop the annual Qods Day demonstrations without losing face.

    According to MEMRI’s translation from Persian,

    “In his message, Ayatollah Montazeri came out against the regime, which he said had shed the blood of innocent civilians while committing human rights violations. Throughout history, he wrote, Iran’s senior clerics had come out against the injustices and oppression of tyrannical regimes in Iran, and took pride in always standing up against them and defending the law and the rights of the people. …
    Montazeri called on the clerics to declare out loud that they oppose the regime. He said that instead of representing the voice of the people, the regime had brought about a most terrible situation of violence against defenseless men and women and of oppression, to the point of causing their shehada (deaths), in some cases in prison. …
    He concluded by saying that the Iranian people is asking why the clerics are not coming out against the oppression and the injustice. … The regime, Montazeri told the clerics, is exploiting you, and your silence makes you its collaborators. ”

    Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. Qods Day demonstrations are virtually certain to take place, bringing out hundreds of thousands of people. The regime’s brutal police and enforcers may be outnumbered. This may just be the beginning of the end for Ahmadinejad and his boss, Khamenei.

    What the international consequences will be is anybody’s guess, but it is hard to find anything worse than the present regime.
    Posted

  216. There is a striking comparison to be drawn between the peaceful protest of the 2.3 million Americans of all political perspectives who travelled to Washington DC to protest the policies of Mr. Obama vs. the behavior of Camp Obama trained operatives in the caucus states. Lest we forget, 2000 complaints were filed with the DNC and Donna Brazile failed to investigate any of them. I was in southern Texas, and although there were no incidents at my precint, Obama people tore the doors off the gymnasium at an adjoining at adjoining precint and six squad cars were on the scene before I arrived. I later learned that these practices by Obama operatives were rampant thoughout Texas, and perverted the voting process. I obtained an affadavit filed with the DNC by a non partisan observer from California named Pacific John. This is now what the American People as a whole must contend with.
    —————————————————-
    On election night in El Paso, it became obvious that the Obama field campaign was designed to steal caucuses. Prior to that, it was impossible for me to imagine the level of attempted fraud and disruption we would see. It was far worse than any GOP campaign I have organized against on the Central Coast, worse than Tom Bordonaro’s, worse than Andrea Seastrand’s, worse than the Dole campaign whose supporters vandalized our headquarters.

    We saw stolen precincts where Obama organizers fabricated counts, made false entries on sign-in sheets, suppressed delegate counts, and suppressed caucus voters. We saw patterns such as missing electronic access code sheets and precinct packets taken before the legal time, like elsewhere in the state. Obama volunteers illegally took convention materials state-wide, with attempts as early as 6:30 am. Some of this was presented in a press release from Clinton Campaign Counsel Lyn Utrecht, but I witnessed worse than what she disclosed.

    In one example of fraud that I witnessed, one of my precinct captains, an elderly Hispanic woman, called me to report that BHO supporters had illegally seized control of the convention. During our series of phone calls, Mrs. “A.” reported that the Obama people took the convention materials and did not have a legal election of officers. Like nearly all of El Paso, BHO people would have lost such an election in this majority-Hillary, Hispanic, mostly elderly precinct convention.

    The Obama people ordered Mrs. A. to sit across the room during the delegate calculation, and excluded Hillary supporters from the process. Mrs. A. overheard an Obama supporter call in a false delegate count to Austin. In a 13 delegate precinct where Obama should have won approximately 4 delegates, the Obama supporters attempted to award 19 delegates to Obama. This was not innocent. During my attempts at cell phone diplomacy, the Obama “chair” hung up on me, and refused to talk to the ethical Obama organizer I was paired with at another precinct convention. As with all major attempts at fraud that we identified, this delegate count was rectified in private at the county TDP headquarters, according to TDP rules, but there were no public charges or sanctions. It is my opinion that people should be in jail, but there is not a mechanism for this sort of prosecution, certainly not within TDP rules.

    Although I have only volunteered in one state, virtually every Clinton staffer I have talked to has similar stories from other caucus states. While the Hillary field campaign operates and feels very much like typical Democratic campaigns, the Obama campaign is something new to Democratic politics. From my perspective, it looks like it has copied the worst attributes of Republican campaigns, but with unprecedented zeal.

  217. wbboei, all Brazilla had to do was to tell them that he would continue Bush’s policies, and we know he has done that!

  218. The bump in numbers for Obama was predicted. It is a temporary phenomenon and the polling is suspect. If you take the same poll a week from now they will drop. This is a slow steady game of attrition for Mr. Obama and his demise is not in doubt.

  219. wbboei, ROve told them how to do it, don’t forget he spent many hours with Brazilla.
    ——————————–
    No. These methods came out of Camp Obama. These people were trained there or trained by operatives who were trained there. That is a known fact.

    I think the article posted above is intended to be a call to arms to the Republican Party. Therefore it presents a negative fatalistic picture when the truth is Obama is on a path of failure.

    The Republicans know this. As noted before, they believe his stimulus bill will fail, cap and trade will die in the senate and we will end up with a health insurance bill that no one likes.

  220. The other thing to be aware of is the Republicans are not putting up much of a fight now, and still Mr. Obama is staggering from one end of the stage to the other. Did you know the production team did the same vignette in Washington DC, Baltimore and Brooklyn. Each time it worked.

  221. Mark Steyn is a right wing political writer with a sense for hyperbole. He is not someone I would go to for an objective analysis of the political landscape, nor do I consider him a reliable canary in the coal mine. He substitutes for Rush Lindbaugh when the latter is on vacation.

  222. Yea, I saw that the whore/pimp routine worked all three times. I did not get to watch Beck today, has anything else came out.

    I have been watching this Iranian thing for the last couple of hours. Apparently theres going to be another march today. I been over at twitterfall but nothing yet.

  223. I guess the point is really this. I am not knocking Mark so much as I am saying that it is a mistake to get overly elated by good news or overly depressed by bad news. If the only thing happening right now was that poll then it would have some significance. But the huge thing that happened was the huge protest, and that will continue to grow. A poll, even a legitimate one, is merely a snapshot. If it is taken on the eve of an election, it is meaningful, but we have all seen them be 10 to 20 points off, so wtf. The issue is the economy, and unless jobs start reappearing the fortunes of Mr. Obama and his dims are toast. So if Mark wants to build his case for 2010 on this then his conclusion has very little validity.

  224. birdgal Says:
    September 14th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Senate de-funds ACORN, but seven stand by them
    By: David Freddoso
    Commentary Staff Writer
    09/14/09 7:21 PM EDT
    The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip ACORN of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. After ACORN workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, only seven senators were willing to stand by them:

    ==================

    Now that is a success story. The people who did the sting got a good clear result here. They designed a story so newsworthy that even the Big Media could not resist it.

  225. Birdgal, the SCOTUS decision on campaign finance is another issue we have a draft article on but have thus far not published. While the issue is facinating we prefer to focus on Obama and his serial boobery and corruption, which is why we have not published on the issue thus far.

    The issue is much more complicated than it appears. Much more complicated.

    Very briefly, the case is about the noxious anti-Hillary movie that was deemed to run afoul of current campaign finance laws. As Hillary supporters the movie is something we do not like at all.

    Corporate contributions have not been allowed in federal elections going back to about 1907 when Teddy Roosevelt got that type of expenditure blocked. When the anti-Hillary movie was blocked by lower courts the group which produced the film (Citizens United, a very right-wing group run by a notorious Hillary hater) appealed to the Supreme Court.

    Allowing corporate contributions would be a massively big change in how our elections are run and most of us on the left or on the Democratic side of things do not want to see that happen.

    The above is pretty much where the undisputed facts end.

    The problem we have noted is the great deal of misinformation and simply lying from Democratic sources and allies such as E.J. Dionne and the New York Times editorial board. As noted above, the issue is extremely complicated and Democrats and Dimocrats and good people generally are not getting the full facts. We’ll outline briefly the full facts now (and maybe we’ll publish the full article we have in draft form at some point in the future).

    What happened was that the Supreme Court held a hearing on the case in March. What happened in the court on that day is what the Democratic Left and Dimocrats and PINOs and those who opposed corporate contributions do not want to discuss. What happened in the court on that day was so disturbing the Supreme Court did something quite unusual and ordered a rehearing which occurred in the past few weeks.

    Here is what happened that so shocked the court and complicates matters so much:

    In the course of the hearing before the Supreme Court, one of the justices (if memory serves it was the Chief Justice) asked a question of the government. The justice asked the government if the argument of the government against the film and corporate contributions would possibly authorize the government to ban books in compliance with federal campaign law. The government attorney said “Yes.” The government could ban books under the theory of the case they were pursuing.

    When the government declared that banning books was a possibility there was a hush and audible shock in the chamber.

    Because of this extraordinary claim by the government the strategically wily Chief Justice Roberts (we think he will turn out to be one of the most powerful and decisive forces in court history, comparable to Marshall and Earl Warren) manouvered to get the court to order a second hearing which might order a massive and shocking rejection of current campaign finance laws.

    We should note, that at the recent hearing the government retreated from the book banning position.

    Groups such as the ACLU and other First Amendment “absolutists” which are normally on the “left” of the political spectrum are on the side of Floyd Brown and Citizens United and they have the very liberal Floyd Abrams as their lead attorney.

    We hope this somewhat answers your questions. There are no clear lines on this although most people on the left are very much against corporate contributions. But the Court sees an opening to write a very expansive decision and it is very possible they will walk right through that opening.

    While we deplore Floyd Brown and Citizens United and their ugly anti-Hillary movie we certainly do not like the possibility of more government power to ban books or enforce anti-First Amendment draconian laws all under the pretext of campaign finance reform.

    We need to do some more thinking on this issue before we can make a rational decision on what we want to happen. Also, what we (or Common Cause) want to happen and what the Roberts court decides have no relation to each other. We thought the Democrats should have done anything to prevent Roberts from getting on the court but those dimwits did not listen to us.

    Roberts, along with Alito, Thomas, Scalia present the most formidable strategic and intellectual armada the left has ever faced.

    We expect that Roberts will guide the court in the upcoming term to gut campaign finance and destroy Affirmative Action programs at least on racial grounds by June. We’re not sure how we feel at this point about any of this.

  226. Admin: Thank you for your thoughtful and informative response. I will have to re-read the post in the a.m. and try to digest the information. It is indeed, a very complicated issue with potential for strong reverberations throughout our political system. I also agree with the focus on Obama, but this issue has popped up and I wanted some clarification. Thank you.

  227. This is great, just read it all. On single payer, the big picture.

    h no w

    prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/questions-for-dr-marcia-angell/

  228. Morning all, here’s something great to start your day (from Politico):

    “So Far, Obama’s Failing Miserably” by Jeremy Lott

    When he ran for president, George W. Bush promised to be a modest reformer at home and a humble representative of the United States on the world stage. The Al Qaeda-organized-and-funded terrorist attacks of eight years ago changed all that. During his presidency, Bush created massive new government bureaucracies, sent troops into two wars and threatened more as part of America’s war on terror.

    Barack Obama’s initial approach to the office of the presidency has been as grandiose as Bush’s was restrained. It’s not hard to recall that he ran as a transformative candidate, promising sweeping, though somewhat fuzzy, “change” during the campaign.

    For the first several months of his presidency, Obama has labored to deliver on that pledge. He pushed a controversial stimulus bill through Congress to help rev up the economy, turned Bush’s reluctant bailout of Chrysler and General Motors into a giant government auto buyout and appointed a record number of “czars” to help regulate bureaucracies in both public and formerly private sectors.

    Then, Step 2. Obama is trying to fundamentally alter the American economy by backing sweeping environmental, labor and health care legislation. He wants to change the way Americans consume energy, unionize and see their doctors.

    So far, he’s failing miserably. Consider the following:

    • Cap-and-trade legislation had to limp over the finish line in the House of Representatives with the help of a few moderate Republicans, who then caught holy unshirted hell from their constituents. Environmental legislation generally has taken a drubbing in public opinion polls when people consider how costly it is.

    • The Employee Free Choice Act may be stripped of its “card check” provision in the Senate, which would effectively do away with secret ballots for unionization elections. Even in its watered-down form — which still includes highly objectionable, mandatory, binding so-called gunpoint arbitration and makes no concessions to employers who don’t want to have to prop up teetering union pensions — it might not pass the Senate. And the leadership of the House has refused to touch it until the other chamber has made up its mind.

    • On health care, forget the rage set off by private citizen Sarah Palin tweeting about “death panels.” Forget the misleading talk about whether there will be a “public option.” (The ever-evolving plan is one giant public option, folks.) Forget the angry voters who crowded into the town halls during the August recess. Forget that a number of Democratic senators and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) are still not willing to sign on to a bill. Right now, even after Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress last week, it’s possible Democrats don’t even have the votes in the House — where they currently enjoy a 77-seat majority.

    It’s entirely possible — nay, likely — that Obama will lose on all three big issues. He’ll probably take that personally. As he has pushed for the passage of his reforms, his public approval ratings have taken a beating, and voters have started to trust the Republicans more than his party on a host of issues.

    The question that most political handicappers are considering right now is not “Will Republicans make gains at the midterm elections?” but “How large will those gains be?”

    What all this means is, barring some unforeseeable world event, Obama’s will probably not be a historic presidency. He will have some successes and a lot of failures. His opposition won’t roll over, and his party will refuse to go along with his more costly, and thus risky, schemes. He won’t coast to reelection.

    So Obama now has the chance to be the sort of president Bush would have been if the World Trade Center towers had not come down. Here’s hoping he makes the best of it.

    h t t p://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27134.html

    Jeremy Lott is editor of Capital Research Center’s Labor Watch newsletter and author of “The Warm Bucket Brigade: The Story of the American Vice Presidency.”

  229. “It’s entirely possible — nay, likely — that Obama will lose on all three big issues. He’ll probably take that personally.”

    ——————–

    Oh yeah. He’ll have the biggest tantrum ever, throw more under the bus, and blame everyone but himself for his poor judgement and horrid leadership skills.

  230. September 14, 2009

    Clinton to Israel in October?

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has provisionally agreed to go to Israel in late October or early November for a meeting of the U.S.-Israeli strategic dialogue, American and Israeli sources tell POLITICO.

    The State Department wouldn’t confirm the trip. “There is no scheduled trip anytime,” one official said late Monday.

    But two sources tell POLITICO that Clinton has been invited to Israel for the strategic dialogue with her counterpart, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. No firm date has been set, one said, adding that the meeting could be in the end of October or early November. Clinton has provisionally accepted the invitation, he said.

    Past State Department language explains that the U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue is a vehicle “to strengthen the already close strategic cooperation between our two countries. These talks reflect the deep historical and security ties between the United States and Israel, based on our shared values and common interests.” In 2007, with the dialogue led by then Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and then Israeli Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz, “the two sides discussed their hopes for improved regional security and a resolution to the challenges posed by Iran and the threat of radical extremism,” as well as efforts to deny Iran nuclear weapons, the situations in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

    politico.com/blogs/laurarozen/0909/Clinton_to_Israel_in_October_.html

  231. September 14, 2009

    House to Introduce Wilson Resolution of Disapproval on Tuesday

    This just in from a source close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s operation: The House Democratic leadership has decided to go forward with reprimanding Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who yelled “You Lie” during President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday. A resolution of disapproval will be introduced Tuesday by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat. After Obama’s speech, Wilson phoned White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and offered an apology to the President, which Obama accepted. But Wilson breached House rules that say you can’t call anyone in the chamber a liar. When the Democratic leadership suggested that he apologize on the House floor, Wilson said on Fox News Sunday that he apologized once and won’t again.

    politicsdaily.com/2009/09/14/house-to-introduce-wilson-resolution-of-disapproval-on-tuesday/

  232. turndown,

    I thought your NY Times article was very good, so I’m posting it in full here.

    Thanks for the link.

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    By Anne Underwood
    August 12, 2009, 10:18 am

    Questions for Dr. Marcia Angell

    Dr. Marcia Angell, a senior lecturer at Harvard University and former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, in her office in January.
    Dr. Marcia Angell is a senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine. A longtime critic of the pharmaceutical industry, she has called for an end to market-driven delivery of health care in the United States. She spoke with freelance writer Anne Underwood.

    Q. President Obama hopes to increase the number of Americans with insurance and to rein in costs. Do you believe any of the plans under consideration by Congress will accomplish those goals?

    A. They won’t, and that’s the essential problem. If you keep health care in the hands of for-profit companies, you can do one or the other — increase coverage by putting more money into the system, or control costs by decreasing coverage. But you cannot do both unless you change the basic structure of the system.

    Q. Segments of the health care industry — pharmaceutical companies, for instance — are promising to cut costs.

    A. It’s not going to happen. These are investor-owned companies. Their fiduciary responsibility is to maximize profits. If they behaved like charities, heads would roll in the executive suites.

    Q. But what about market mechanisms for reducing costs? Wouldn’t the public option, for instance, provide competition for the insurance companies? “I’m afraid the president squandered a good opportunity.”

    A. Theoretically it would, but I doubt the public plan will pass. Industry is lobbying against it, and the president has not said this is a “must.” Even if it does pass, I’m afraid the private insurance industry will use their clout in Congress — and they have enormous clout in Congress — to hobble the public option and use it as a dumping ground for the sickest while they cream off the young and healthy for themselves.

    Q. How? Won’t insurance companies have to cover all applicants regardless of health status?

    A. It’s hard to regulate an enormous industry without setting up a bureaucracy to oversee it. That’s very expensive and creates a whole new set of problems.

    Q. How about the individual mandate? Wouldn’t it reduce costs per capita by bringing in young, healthy people who are currently uninsured?

    A. No. In Massachusetts [which enacted an individual mandate in 2006], there is no real price regulation. Essentially what the mandate does is say to people, you will go into this treacherous market and buy insurance at whatever price the companies choose to charge. In effect, it’s delivering a captive market to these profit-oriented companies.

    Q. Are people at least getting better health care in Massachusetts now?

    A. Massachusetts already spends one-third more on health care than other states, and costs are rising at unsustainable rates. As a result, they’re chipping away at benefits, dropping beneficiaries and increasing premiums and co-payments.

    Q. Then what’s the path to meaningful cost control?

    A. The only way to both control costs and have universal comprehensive coverage is a single-payer system — a nonprofit, single-payer system. Nothing else will work. All other advanced countries have some form of a single-payer system, and they pay less than half as much per person as we do. We should be asking, why is that so? It’s not because we provide more basic services. We do provide more tests and procedures for those who can pay, but not more basic services — and we don’t cover everybody. So why is it so? We are the only advanced country that delivers health care in a system that’s set up to generate profits, not to provide care.

    Q. If a single-payer system isn’t feasible politically, aren’t the current proposals at least better than doing nothing? Isn’t half an aspirin better than none?

    A. I think not. As costs continue to soar, people will not say, “That didn’t work. Let’s try a single-payer system.” Instead, they’ll try to pay for the costs in piecemeal ways, by increasing co-pays and deductibles, by limiting services, by making the system less equitable and less comprehensive. I’m afraid the lesson they’ll draw is that universal care is impossible. But I’m not convinced that getting a single-payer system now is politically infeasible. The public would be happy with Medicare for all. Polls have shown that the public loves Medicare. The problem isn’t the public. It’s Congress, which caves in to special interests.

    Q. If Congress is reluctant to cut out the insurance companies, is that partly because they, like the major banks, are too big to fail?

    A. A nonprofit, single-payer system would lead to job losses in this sector, which constitutes 17 percent of the economy. But what about the other 83 percent of the economy? They’re being bled to death. Businesses can’t compete globally because the cost of providing coverage to their workers is so exorbitant. Whatever loss of jobs you might see would be more than offset by benefits and job gains in the rest of the economy. [As for the insurance companies,] you could introduce the program incrementally. You could do it state by state. Or probably better, you could do it decade by decade. Medicare kicks in at age 65. In the first stage, you could take it down to 55. Between 55 and 65, people are vulnerable. They’re losing jobs, losing health care. They’re starting to have more medical needs. After a few years, you could drop it to 45, then 35. It would give insurance companies time to adjust.

    Q. But Medicare is already hugely expensive. How can we afford such a plan for everyone?

    A. Medicare costs are rising at an unsustainable rate because care is provided in a profit-maximizing system. The prescription drug benefit was nothing but a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry. I would change that. I would also adjust the fee schedule, which preferentially rewards highly paid specialists for very expensive tests and procedures. For the system to work, it would have to be a nonprofit delivery system.

    Q. How much could we save in administrative costs?

    A. On average, the private insurance industry takes 15 to 20 percent right off the top of the premium dollar for its administrative costs and profits. That’s a lot to siphon off by an industry that adds almost nothing of value. It’s just a middleman. Medicare has overhead costs of less than 3 percent. With the money in the system right now, we could cover everyone for every medically necessary service. But the system has to be distributed according to medical need and not as it currently is — as a commodity. Today, those who can pay get lots of M.R.I.’s they don’t need, while those who are uninsured can go without ones they do need.

    Q. Military historians say we’re always fighting the last war. Is Mr. Obama now fighting the last health care war, in which Congress rejected the Clinton plan partly because it was developed without consulting other interested parties?

    A. Yes. Mr. Obama has decided that he will listen to everybody. But it’s not working for him, because the public can’t become enthusiastic about a plan that doesn’t exist. That’s what he’s asking. Now Congress has gone home, and for the next month the special interests will be out there scaring people with stories of rationing and socialized medicine.

    Q. Is the president really bringing everyone to the table?

    A. He’s bringing everyone to the table except the single-payer people. It’s very odd. When he was a state senator, he emphatically favored a single-payer system. And in his July 22 press conference on health care, he stated that the only way to provide universal health care is with a single-payer system. Then he moved right on, as if that was somehow self-evidently absurd.

    Q. So are you opposing this reform?

    A. I am, though not for the same reasons as the Republicans and Blue Dogs. I’m opposing it more in sorrow than in anger. I’m afraid the president squandered a good opportunity.

    prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/questions-for-dr-marcia-angell/

  233. But Wilson breached House rules that say you can’t call anyone in the chamber a liar. When the Democratic leadership suggested that he apologize on the House floor, Wilson said on Fox News Sunday that he apologized once and won’t again.

    politicsdaily.com/2009/09/14/house-to-introduce-wilson-resolution-of-disapproval-on-tuesday/

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    Unless you’re impeaching them for lying about a blow job.

  234. Just a quick little heads up before i leave for the day.

    4TH ACORN VIDEO TO BE RELEASED ON GLENN BECK TODAY!!

    it is supposed to be more explosive than any of the prostitute ones prior!!!

    get your popcorn ready and Stay tuned!!

  235. Bambi goes down again………

    Rassmussen

    Support for HealthCare collapses 6% in 1 day.

    Yesterday post speech support for healthcare reform rose to 51% Approval and 49% disapproval.

    Today it bombed back down to pre speech level of 46% approval and 52% disapproval.

    Rassmussen see a trend of it dropping like a stone again.

    Guess all the guys are back from DC. Lol.

  236. The newest ACORN video is apparently from California and involves “a confession of murder.”

    Beck also apparently has evidence of collusion between Acorn and Obama.

    This is getting good.

  237. somebody apparantly confessed to a murder on camera. one assumes this occured in an ACORN office. that is why Glenn Beck said, cryptically, two weeks ago, he was on the verge of something *BIG* and that “people are going to go to jail over it”….. this is exactly what is playing out.

  238. If a confession by someone from ACORN is on film and Glenn Beck is going to show it, wonder how loudly “RACISM” will be screamed now?

    Get out the earplugs. It’s going to be deafening.

  239. moononpluto Says:

    September 15th, 2009 at 10:00 am
    Bambi goes down again………

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    LOL…if this keeps up, maybe he should just go on the speaking circuit full time. A speech a day keeps the ??? away…

  240. They can scream all they like, its a lot like the “boy who called wolf” these days.

    I aint paying any attention to that cry of racism shit, its over and done with.

  241. ooohhhhhhhhhh Glenn Beck has just stated he has the proof that all this Acorn stuff leads right back to Obamas doorstep.

  242. San Bernadino. its hilarious.

    Acorn employee Theresa.

    ACORN doesn’t know about it, she ran an escort service herself. Heidi Fleiss is her hero. She’ll say and do what they ask her to.

  243. Turndown: EXCELLENT ARTICLE!!!! Everything that every single payer advocate has been saying. Validates my thoughts and feelings on this entire debacle. There is no other way to call it: It is a debacle and will increase health costs even higher. I hate special interests.

  244. hahahahahaha

    The Acorn employee says her Acorn Boss is a pole dancer is is doing the same thing, this is priceless.

    The Acorn office boss is a pole dancing prostitute. No wonder the Dem leadership love Acorn.

  245. Beck : We will be calling the named politicians and they better be very careful how they answer because YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TRANSCRIPTS WE HAVE.

    He’s now linked it to healthcare and Barbara Boxer has been named.

  246. The names came out just now on Glenn right now, about seven or eight, all democrats, in southern california. She rattles them off one by one, BARBARA BOXER is being mentioned, too. this is really good

  247. Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Bill Clinton backs Gavin Newsom for California governor

    Former President Bill Clinton is reportedly returning the favor for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, backing his bid for the Democratic nomination for California governor.

    ABC News reports that Clinton will appear on Oct. 5 with Newsom, one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest backers in her unsuccessful campaign for president.

    Newsom trails his rival, the former governor and California Attorney General Jerry Brown, in fundraising by about a 2-1 margin.

    They are vying to succeed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2010 election.

    bizjournals.com/losangeles/stories/2009/09/14/daily11.html

  248. That cracks me up …

    401K’s for illegal, underage prostitutes from El Salvador.

    Truly a WTF moment.

    ……………………….

    Coming up in next hour how Theresa “killed her husband.”

  249. Dubya Dissed Other Politicians During Presidency: Book

    “This guy has no clue,” Bush reportedly said about Obama

    Tue, Sep 15, 2009

    Dubya gave politicians in D.C. a presidential diss during his tenure in the White House.

    Former President George W. Bush privately lashed out at fellow politicians during his presidency and didn’t hold back when it came to Barack Obama, Sarah Palin or others, according to a memoir by former speech writer Matt Latimer.

    “He came in one day to rehearse a speech, fuming,” Latimer writes. “‘This is a dangerous world,’ he said for no apparent reason, ‘and this cat [Obama] isn’t remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you.'”

    In “Speech Less: Tales of a White House Survivor,” Latimer said Bush slammed colleagues on both sides of the aisle, according to excepts in GQ’s October issue obtained by the New York Daily News.

    “If bull—- was currency,” he said. “Joe Biden would be a billionaire.”

    Bush strained to remember if he had met Sarah Palin, according to the book.

    “I’m trying to remember if I’ve met her before,” he said. “What is she, the governor of Guam?”

    Even though he was not a fan of Hillary Clinton, Bush was wary of her political prowess.

    “Wait till her fat keister is sitting at this desk,” he said.

    A spokesperson for Bush declined to comment.

    nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/NATL-Dubya-Dissed-Other-Politicans-During-Presidency-Book–59322762.html

  250. JanH Says:

    September 15th, 2009 at 11:13 am
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    If those comments are true, too funny.

  251. yup. Its just stunning.

    Breaking News :

    Richard Shelby has now called for a full investigation into Acorn’s stunning disregard for the law.

  252. Theresa:

    “He was Not abusing at that moment. But I knew it was coming.”

    He was 6’2” 300lbs. I let him throw me around a bit, picked up a gun, said F and shot him.

    She then said she had laid some groundwork with shelters etc. so they knew what was going on.

    “No, I SHOT him…Let him throw me around a little bit, then…he died.”
    She also says she “laid groundwork” making it known she was “abused”, and he was not abusing her “at that moment” when she shot him. (!!!)

  253. JanH Says:

    September 15th, 2009 at 11:07 am
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    I think Newsom and Brown are both good guys.

  254. Question for President Barack Obama? Just Ask!

    Email George Stephanopoulos your questions for President Barack Obama.

    Sept. 15, 2009

    President Obama appears on ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ this Sunday — his first time as President and first appearance since last January when he made news on the economy, investigating possible torture during the Bush Administration and the Presidential dog.

    What do you want to ask Obama? Let George know as soon as possible — and see you Sunday.

    abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/question-president-barack-obama-email-george-stephanopoulos/story?id=8578184

  255. Barack Obama calls Kanye West a ‘jackass’
    Barack Obama has described Kanye West as a “jackass” after the rapper’s outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    By Matthew Moore
    15 Sep 2009

    telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/6192767/Barack-Obama-calls-Kanye-West-a-jackass.html

  256. SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

    Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War President Obama can’t outsource matters of war and peace to another state.

    online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574410672271269390.html

  257. I think the guy that is speaking now is saying that William Ayers and some lady from Iran are the real founders of ACORN, it’s still unfolding

  258. Valerie Jarrets father was a writer at The Defender with Frank Marshall Davis.

    Glenn Beck is connecting Obama to every communist around.

  259. She’s the Gatekeeper, the go-between, lets face it, there is an out and out radical sitting in the oval office surrounded by his communist buddies.

  260. moononpluto Says:

    September 15th, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    She’s the Gatekeeper, the go-between, lets face it, there is an out and out radical sitting in the oval office surrounded by his communist buddies.

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    But, he is also surrounded by corporate interests, which should be the opposite, if he was a true radical.

  261. They need the corporations to fund his election campaigns. I think their radical outlook is only to grab power and money by any means. These people don’t really have any ideology or principles. Equal/economic justice is a front to find support from the constituencies (poor, undereducated, and gullible) they seek.

  262. pm317 Says:

    September 15th, 2009 at 12:26 pm
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    So, it is all smoke and mirrors. People are/were so gullible to be taken in by all the Change and Hopium. They are all sociopaths.

  263. pm317 Says:
    September 15th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    They need the corporations to fund his election campaigns. I think their radical outlook is only to grab power and money by any means. These people don’t really have any ideology or principles. Equal/economic justice is a front to find support from the constituencies (poor, undereducated, and gullible) they seek.

    =================

    The establishment/corproatiosn/Daley machine fund Obama to keep the poor in check, give them an illousion of action,keep them spinning their wheels.

    Lest a real champion give them some real leadership and get something done — like the Clintons.

  264. birdgal, yes. If you know exactly what you’re going to do and why you want this(whatever), you can tell the gullible exactly what they want to hear so they will do what you ask them to do. It is all reverse engineering.

  265. all these connections that Beck’s talking about are in this interview on the ObamaFile …if anyone wants to read about it…

    An Interview With Trevor Loudon..09/14’2009

    John Charlton, of the Post & Email requested an interview with Trevor Loudon, of New Zealand Research Associates, who has spent much of his life investigating international Marxism and its operatives. Such is Loudon’s authority, that Media Matters recently named him the “Blogger who nailed Van Jones.”

    The New Zealand researcher has obtained documents that provide a better understanding of the Communist network in America.

  266. After this guy, Bush’s mistakes may look like honest mistakes done in some good faith effort to keep the country together and safe (esp. after the 9/11 horror.)

  267. I think this communist meme is a red herring, a front, to bait the extremists to go nuts and then they can point to their shrillness and thereby, hide their own real agenda.

  268. Thanks MOP!

    Where are you getting this info?

    And while I’m thrilled the sh!t seems to be hitting the fan I’m not so sure any of it will smear Bozo.

  269. I think this communist meme is a red herring, a front, to bait the extremists to go nuts and then they can point to their shrillness and thereby, hide their own real agenda.
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    Big business speculation and left wing pathologies do come together in the forces who operate behind Mr. Obama. He many be simply a sociopath with no coherent philosophy, but he can easily advance an ideology which is a post industrial variant of communism. The caterories are not rigid at this point, but the thrust is the same.

    Let your mind wander through this article, be skeptical if you like, but by all means think about it. George Soros is the most important backer of Mr. Obama, mentored him from the beginning, owns a large stake in ABC news which now operates out of the White House, and according to senior Democratic official Don Iverson now controls the party. This is a well known fact in high Republican circles, and David Horowitz knows about it to. If you want to know where Obama is going pay attention to this man. Also, he is Jewish but he does not like Israel. Obama is the shadow party and they are now running the country.

    This is not the normal political pendulum in action. It is a discontinuity. Thank you Mrs. Smith.
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    In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune. He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.

    Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune. By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the globalpowerhouse that he is today.

    In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financialbets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England. He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically…almost overnight.”
    In 1994 Soros crowed in “The New Republic” that “the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.” The Russia-gate scandal in 1999, which almost collapsed the Russian economy, was labeled by Rep. Jim Leach, then head of the House Banking Committee, to be “one of the greatest social robberies in human history.” The “Soros Empire” indeed.
    In 1997 Soros almost destroyed the economies of Thailand and Malaysia. At the time, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called Soros “a villain, and a moron.” Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula. He sucks the blood from the people.” (Source)

    The website Greek national Pride reports, “[Soros] was part of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia and caused trouble in Georgia, Ukraine and Myanmar [Burma]. Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros’ role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain. He is without conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality.”
    France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for felony insider trading. Soros was fined 2.9 million dollars. (Source)

    Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros 2.2 million dollars for “illegal market manipulation.” Elizabeth Crum writes that “The Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized. [Soros’] deliberately driving down the share price of its largest bank put Hungary’s economy into a wicked tailspin, one from which it is still trying to recover.”

    (Source)
    Soros’ grasp, greed, gluttony have a global reach
    My point here is that Soros is a planetary parasite. His grasp, greed, and gluttony have a global reach.

    But what about America? Soros told Australia’s national newspaper “The Australian” “America, as the centre of the globalised financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out,” he said, adding that the time has come for “a very serious adjustment” in American’s consumption habits.
    Ready to tighten your belts, America?

    World financial crisis was”stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

    Soros also told “The Australian” that the world financial crisis was”stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

    Stimulating. Have you found the job losses, house foreclosures, and incredible national debt—stimulating? Me neither
    .
    Obama has recently promised 10 billion of our tax dollars to Brazil (yes, billion with a “b”), in order to give them a leg-up in expanding their offshore oil fields. Obama’s largesse towards Brazil, came shortly after Soros invested heavily in Brazilian oil (Petrobras).

    Tait Trussel writes, “The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for Soros and Brazil, but it is a bad deal for the U.S. The American Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U.S. could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7 trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments, all while fostering greater energy security.”
    Do you get the feeling that American taxpayers are being treated like gullible suckers?

    A blog you might want to keep an eye on is SorosWatch.com. This is their mission: “This blog is dedicated to all…who have suffered due to the ruthless financial pursuits of…George Soros. Your stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same: the destructive power of greed without conscience. We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day stop preying upon the world’s poor…that justice will be served.”

    Back to America. Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now. People have been warning us. Two years ago Bill O’Reilly said on “The O’Reilly Factor” that “Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerous….” (Source)

    In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, “Soros uses his philanthropy to change—or more accurately deconstruct—the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people. His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license. His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor of an ideology of rights and entitlements.”

    Perhaps the most important of these “whistle blowers” are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book “The Shadow Party” outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel.

    Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years. I don’t have time to do the subject justice in this article, but FrontPage’s Jamie Glazov has an excellent interview with Richard Poe, which will fill you in on many of the facts.
    The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which became the Obama Administration.

    DiscoverTheNetworks.org (another good source) writes, “By his [Soros’] own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia. When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government—a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup.”

    The above quote was, of course, written before the Presidential Election. So was the following quote from a November 2008 edition of the German magazine “Der Spiegel,” in which Soros gives his opinion on what the next POTUS should do after taking office. “I think we need a large stimulus package….” Soros thought that around 600 billion would be about right.

    Soros also said that “I think this is a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights.”
    Any of this sound familiar?

    Although Soros doesn’t (yet) own the Republican Party, like he does the Democrats, make no mistake, his tentacles are spread throughout the Republican Party as well.

    Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has invested more than 100 million dollars. According to an article by “The Baltimore Chronicle’s” Alice Cherbonnier, the Carlye Group is run by “a veritable who’s who of former Republican leaders,” from CIA man Frank Carlucci, to CIA head [and ex-President] George Bush, Sr. In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton—Dick Cheney’s old stomping grounds.

    When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time. Republican Senator John McCain was the keynote speaker at the “Soros Convention” (so labelled by the late Robert Novak) in Philadelphia.
    Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me. And if that weren’t bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA.
    And I musn’t forget to mention Soros’ involvement with the LSM (Lame Stream Media), the entertainment industry (e.g. he owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various political advertising organizations he funnels millions to.

    As Matthew Vadum writes, “The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years in order to drive home his message to the American public that they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives.”

    Richard Poe writes, “Soros’ private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues undermining America’s traditional Western values. His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments
    in social engineering.”
    Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza, and many more. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go toDiscoverTheNetworks.org.
    Poe continues, “Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.”

    As I’ve said before, America currently faces the greatest challenge to its existence as a free republic since the Civil War. And as we go, so goes the world.
    So is Soros to blame for all of America’s woes?
    Without Soros, would the Saul Alinsky Chicago machine still be rolling? Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be pursuing their nefarious activities? Would Big Money and lobbyists still be corrupting government? Would our college campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals? Yes, yes, yes, and yes—but to much less of a degree.
    The purpose of this article is to point out that without the financial skullduggery and Machiavellian manipulations of Soros, America would be a considerably safer, saner, and stabler place to live.
    America stands at the brink of an abyss, and that fact is directly attributable to Soros. Soros has vigorously, cleverly, and insidiously planned the ruination of America.

  270. And while I’m thrilled the sh!t seems to be hitting the fan I’m not so sure any of it will smear Bozo.
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    As long as people understand that this is the organization he worked for as a community organizer, and has made pledges to as POUS how could it not smear him? The more people understand about Obama the more they will not like him. Any more than they should like Soros.

  271. wbboei, The Bushes and they hate him now. That was a great article you posted. Glad to see someone finally put 2 and 2 together in what I ve always known. The corruption is the puppeteers. That’s why Hillary was crying for America, she knew and she knows. DO you think this man would not threaten her or the life of her daughter??????Yes he would.

  272. Basil: go over to No Quarter and watch the interview of Glenn Beck by Greta Van Sustern. His position is that Mr. Obama has surrounded himself with ACORN and SEIU which he calls sister organizations. She asks whether he is directly involved and Beck says no he has insulated himself and goes on to impute constructive knowledge of the nature of these organizations. Greta tries to limit culpability to the few individuals who committed the criminal acts, but does not share his view that that is sufficient to blame the entire organization. Beck maintains that it is sufficient even though some of the people working there had no knowledge of it. As for the Dimocratic Party, Beck notes that even though congress allocated over 50 billion dollars in taxpayer money to them, and even though the White House assigned census collection duties to them, not a single democrat called for any investigation. Greta does not see those connections as probative, and wants to absolve the organization or the democrats and simply focus on the few offenders.

  273. Who the heck are these morons?

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    September 15, 2009

    Congressman Suggests People Will Don ‘White Hoods’ If Wilson Not Rebuked

    In an obvious reference to the KKK, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., says that people will put on “white hoods and ride through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Rep. Joe Wilson, are not rebuked. He saidRep. Joe Wilson’s outburst last week is drawing new recriminations from his colleagues, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke Wilson is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history.

    In an obvious reference to the KKK, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will put on “white hoods and ride through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

    The charged comments come as the House is preparing to take further action against the South Carolina Republican. House Democratic leaders decided to formally discipline him Tuesday afternoon for his jeer last week at President Obama during a joint session of Congress.

    The punishment is expected take the form of a “resolution of disapproval,” which is a milder version of other more traditional means of congressional discipline. Wilson can avoid the rap on the wrists by apologizing to his colleagues on the House floor, but Wilson — who already apologized directly to the White House — has said that’s not going to happen.

    Wilson bellowed “You lie!” at Obama during his address.

    While he was widely condemned by colleagues on both sides of the aisle for breaching protocol, some have gone a step further and accused Wilson of being racially motivated.

    Johnson seemed to reference the protests held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in making his claim. While many protesters were there to demonstrate against big government and federal over-spending, Johnson argued that a “fringe” element is motivated by race and that Wilson’s behavior is a “wink” to that fringe.

    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote in her column Sunday that Wilson’s outburst convinced her that racial angst is the underlying motive among Obama critics like Wilson. “I’ve been loath to admit that the shrieking lunacy of the summer … had much to do with race,” she wrote. “But Wilson’s shocking disrespect for the office of the president — no Democrat ever shouted ‘liar’ at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq — convinced me: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.” Dowd wrote that Wilson “clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber.”

    Asked about the claim, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said race is not the factor. But it is against House rules to call the president a “liar” or accuse him of “lying” when the House is in session, which is the basis for the punishment Tuesday. “We’re not the British parliament for a reason,” said Kristie Greco, spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C.,.”Ignoring the issue sets a precedent for bad behavior.” Greco described the resolution as “direct” and “non-partisan.” “It goes directly to conduct on the House floor,” Greco said.

    Most Democrats in the House appear poised to sanction Wilson. But many Republicans argue that since the South Carolina Republican has already apologized, this step is unnecessary. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., opposed punishing Wilson until Clyburn and other Democratic leaders persuaded her to change her mind.
    Critics say Democrats are only prolonging the issue and hurting themselves by pushing for further action against Wilson. Republicans may use the Wilson resolution to try to embarrass Democrats Tuesday, by bringing up the alleged ethical lapses of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., or Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., or others.

    The resolution is “privileged,” meaning whenever it is introduced the measure goes to the front of the legislative line. It is unclear who will call up the measure. A “resolution of disapproval” is not one of the four forms of discipline typically meted out in the House. The most commonly used means of punishment are expulsion, censure, reprimand or fine.

    For instance, in 1997, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was both reprimanded and fined for his book deal. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., was reprimanded in 1990 for ethical breaches tied to a male prostitute. Republicans tried to censure Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., in 2007 for comments he made on the House floor about President Bush. But Democrats voted to set aside that effort.

    A simple majority vote is needed to approve the resolution against Wilson.

    foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/15/congressman-people-don-white-hoods-wilson-rebuked/

  274. Do you know what I am praying for, it is that this taking down of America will be George Soro’s waterloo. This will be the biggest threat to our constitution and I pray it holds up. I think these “stupid people” are going to make sure it works. I wonder what George Soros thinks of the tea party last Saturday. We need that many people outside his penthouse. We will show him what tightening the belt feels like.

  275. wbboei, The Bushes and they hate him now. That was a great article you posted. Glad to see someone finally put 2 and 2 together in what I ve always known. The corruption is the puppeteers. That’s why Hillary was crying for America, she knew and she knows. DO you think this man would not threaten her or the life of her daughter??????Yes he would.
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    Mrs. Smith found it. I simply posted it. Those of us who believe all history is marked by conspiracies will have no problem envisioning this one. There is too much going on that defies conventional explanation to assume this is business as usual. Also, we are at an economic cross roads and it is precisely at times like this that power players make their moves, to try to control the board. I have no doubt that other factors are in play too, but Soros is a key part of the puzzle, and I am positive of that. I did not post the earlier part of the article which discussed his role as a Nazi collaborator which was presented in the 1998 Sixty Minutes piece, but if you want it I will send it to you.

  276. wbboei,

    I learned so much from reading that article you posted, frightening though some of it was. It’s always good to know the enemy. Thanks very much.

  277. In an obvious reference to the KKK, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., says that people will put on “white hoods and ride through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Rep. Joe Wilson, are not rebuked. He saidRep. Joe Wilson’s outburst last week is drawing new recriminations from his colleagues, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke Wilson is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history.
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    Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake.

  278. Now would be the appropriate time to post that photograph taken of Mr. Obama in college when he dressed up like a pimp– all in good fun of course.

  279. wbboei, it is all about reverse engineering — looking at his speeches after speeches and the fraud in the primary.. Hillary may have got a whiff of it which is why she didn’t back down. Obama and his co are also betting on people to shake their heads at the egregiousness of these theories when they hear it (but that may be exactly what they are doing). They want people to say “could they really do that?, nah..” We will have to wait for a slip up if there will be any.

  280. wbboei, Up thread they are saying Acorn is the child of William Ayers and some lady from Iran. I had this inkling yesterday when I watched that video I sent you. Soros is in this deep.

    How old is that S.O.B.?? Gee, why in the hell is he living so long! Guess he’s got great medical care.

  281. LIsten this race card is straight from Soros’ mouth. THis is exactly what he did, but since is jewish, he used the anti-semitism to get what he wanted.

  282. Now I am really confused. Where does Mr. Obama get off calling this West clown a “jackass” for trying to steal someone else’s crown? At least Mr. West had the “audacity” to commit the act of theft himself, rather than hiding behind ACORN, the SEIU, and the most corrupt entity in the political universe-the George Soros controlled DNC!

    Go figure.

  283. LIsten this race card is straight from Soros’ mouth. THis is exactly what he did, but since is jewish, he used the anti-semitism to get what he wanted.
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    It is worse than that. On one or more occasions, Soros showed up at campaign events sponsored by Jewish benefactors, and would disrespect Israel. Whereupon, Obama would make a big point of refuting him to convince the audience that he (Obama) was a strong supporter of Israel. It was a good cop bad cop routine they played. Obama is Soros man.

  284. It is very difficult to wrap my head around all of this, but something is definitely going on, and it isn’t right.

  285. wbboei, 2:40, OMG, How will this ever be stopped?? If the American people don’t figure this out, we are sunk. Maybe we should get all this to Glen Beck??

  286. Soros is in this deep.
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    It is funny to watch. When he gives interviews and is asked about whether he is advising Obama he denies it and claims he cannot even get his phone calls returned. That response by someone who is Obama’s mentor, money man and policy guru does not pass the red face test. He is a fucking liar. (Note: I inserted the word fucking to qualify the word liar since Poopsie has decreed that whomsoever calls the Pretender a liar must be censured, and that is doubly true when it comes to the Pretender’s boss.)

    I am quite sure that if Bill Clinton had named names Soros would have topped the hit parade. Even now Hillary must be wary of not falling into his traps. If want to know why cnn and aol on line are still shooting at her it may well be because soros owns a large interest in their parent company, and is determined to keep her in line on the foreign affairs front. That is why I get nervous with some of the things she says, and the Honduras situation, which plays into the wrong hands. It is very tough to operate honestly in that party now because of him.

  287. I had to turn off Couric on CBS…..they spent the first 5 minutes of “news” about racism….also known as criticism of Obama…interviewing black leaders and whites who …unbelievable.

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