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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't know...how about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky and...no, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

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‘Recovery Summer’ Meets The Reality Of ‘Relapse Summer’

Everyday is a fresh reminder of the consequences of 2008. What we wrote during the primary elections, what we wrote during the general elections, is as fresh today as then. Unfortunately the lessons that were not learned in 2008 will have to be learned, willingly or unwillingly, in this and in years to come.

The Big Media Political Party we warned about is now making very clear, very explicit, that what was done to Hillary Clinton will be done to Sarah Palin. We warned everyone about Barack and his Chicago Circus of Corruption in 2007. When we wrote about Obama’s Dirty Mud Politics we were attacked on Meet The Press. Now, the thug “dirt peddler’s” of Obama-land, are digging harder than ever for dirt.

These days, much like an acid crazed Charles Manson during the “Summer of Love”, Barack Obama and his gang of Hopium addled goons wander the landscape and proclaim this “Recovery Summer”. But let’s call this season what it is: “Relapse Summer”.

The economy, long in a sick bed, is suffering a relapse this Summer into a condition it never really recovered from. Other, ugly issues, from the depths of history rise up on a daily basis. As disaster falls upon disaster, the boy raised by wolves roams the land, followed by golf clubs lugged by simpering acolytes.

This past Friday, shattering unemployment numbers were posted. By Sunday, the boy raised by wolves was on the green for hours enjoying himself.

The economy is on its death bed and Barack is cavorting on fields of green. Obama has sort of publicly relapsed to his never abandoned “me, me, me” ways. His “selfishness and careerism” intact, Obama now has allies in wolfish-ness and irresponsibility. Let’s take a look at a little reported, yet very consequential recent event:

“The budget enforcement resolution is an alternative to actually passing a budget. It does the main work of the budget, which is telling the appropriators how much money they have to spend, but it includes few details beyond that. The absence of those specifics means House Democrats aren’t voting for a budget with a trillion-plus-dollar deficit, which is a vote they don’t want to take, and it spares the House leadership the trouble of navigating the normal budget-related squabbles. But no budget means no budget reconciliation instructions, and no budget reconciliation instructions mean no passing jobs legislation with 51 votes in the Senate.

The 2010 elections, however, are likely to return a much-reduced Democratic Senate majority. [snip] If they have only 52 members in their caucus, they really have no chance. That’s why setting down reconciliation instructions now was so important: It was their best chance to actually govern next year. [snip]

By not passing a budget with reconciliation instructions this year, Democrats are setting themselves up for further gridlock and failure next year. If you can’t get 51 votes for a budget when you have 59, you sure can’t get 60 votes for controversial legislation when you only have 52.”

Do not doubt that getting nothing done for others is exactly what Obama wants. The greens of private golf courses and government golf greens beckon. Also not to be doubted is the whines Obama will subject the nation to next year when Republicans refuse to cooperate. The work for next year was supposed to be done this year with a well thought out budget and a budget resolution. But instead of getting that job done, it was time to golf.

It’s probably just as well that there is no national budget passed by those whom we pay to pass a national budget. After all, the last reconciliation language written was utilized to profit Big Insurance and Big PhaRma. And as Alfred E. Neuman says “What, me worry?”


Worry

Is it “Recovery Summer” or is it “Relapse Summer“? All signs point, as in 2008, to us being correct. It’s Relapse Summer:

“Friday’s government jobs report added to the gloom and the sense that the recovery is losing steam. The Labor Department said private employers added about 83,000 jobs last month, considerably fewer than the 112,000 analysts had forecast.

That signals that could be years – not months - before the employment rate returns to pre-recession levels.[snip]

“Double dip or no, this is going to be an enormously long slog.

Unemployment benefits will run out, taxes will rise, tax credits expire, mortgage rates sink but many homes are financially underwater, interest rates are near zero, irresponsible states continue to be irresponsible and the responsible ones cut and cut and cut, and Obama thinks we are headed in the “right direction”. It’s “Recovery Summer” in Hopium ObamaLand, but “Relapse Summer” in bitter and clingy America:

“But the recovery may be beginning to weaken under the weight of continued high joblessness, flagging consumer confidence and fears that Europe’s financial crisis will spread to the United States – or at least harm U.S. exporters.

The economic recovery is clearly faltering,” says Peter Morici, an economist at the University of Maryland.

And what if it falls into double-dip territory? “We stay there,” he said. “If we have a negative quarter or two, we may not recover. The economy just doesn’t have enough momentum this time.”

The economy is not the only relapse Americans are witnessing. Recall that post racial Nirvana a certain Chicagoan heralded? Well, not quite a done deal. We are now bearing witness to voter suppression – but it’s not the Klan that’s the problem this time.



Voter suppression protected by the “Justice Department” (we’ll write more about this later this week) is another aspect of our “Relapse Summer”. Things we thought we were through with are back with a twist. Now it’s loony tunes self-styled Black Panthers standing at the schoolhouse door.



The Justice Department is not alone this Relapse Summer. Our once proud and efficient outer space agency, NASA, instead of doing it’s job well, is busy making itself foolish and not tending to its own business. Why bother with space exploration and the functions you are paid to do, when orders from on top come to make your foremost job, Muslims:

“NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his “foremost” mission as the head of America’s space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA’s orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.

“When I became the NASA administrator — or before I became the NASA administrator — he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering,” Bolden said in the interview.”

Forget Mars, destination Mecca.

Now we can all understand why Bolden was in Cairo for Obama’s big Muslim speech. And why Bolden continues his travels to Cairo. Houston we have a problem. Instead of focusing on his job, Bolden is busy playing diplomat. Instead of focusing on his job, Obama is busy playing golf.

It’s not Obama treading water, it’s America:

“The hope that fired up the election of Barack Obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. Americans are dispirited over how wrong things are and uncertain they can be made right again. [snip]

There is a widespread feeling that the government doesn’t work, that it is incapable of solving America’s problems. Americans are fed up with Washington, fed up with Wall Street, fed up with the necessary but ill-conceived stimulus program, fed up with the misdirected healthcare program, and with pretty much everything else. They are outraged and feel that the system is not a level playing field, but is tilted against them. The millions of unemployed feel abandoned by the president, by the Democratic Congress, and by the Republicans.

The American people wanted change, and who could blame them? But now there is no change they can believe in. Sixty-two percent believe we are headed in the wrong direction­—a record during this administration. All the polls indicate that anti-Washington, anti-incumbent sentiment is greater than it has been in many years.”

Yup, it’s a relapse. We’re back where we started.

That springtime of promised change was a fake.

“Many people who joined the middle class, especially those who joined in the last few years, have now fallen back. It’s not over yet. Millions cannot make minimum payments on their credit cards, or are in default or foreclosure on their mortgages, or are on food stamps. Well over 100,000 people file for bankruptcy every month. Some 3 million homeowners are estimated to face foreclosure this year, on top of 2.8 million last year. Millions of homes are located next to or near a foreclosed home, and it is the latter that may determine the price of all the homes on the street. There have been dramatically sharp declines in home equity, representing cumulative losses in the trillions of dollars in what has long been the largest asset on the average American family’s balance sheet. Most of those who lost their homes are hard-working, middle-class Americans who had lost their jobs. Now many have to use credit cards to pay for essentials and make ends meet, and they are running out of credit. Another $5 trillion has been lost from pensions and savings.

But it is jobs that have long represented the stairway to upward mobility in America. For a long time, it was feared they were vulnerable to offshore competition (and indeed still are), but now the erosion is from economic decline at home. What happens as those domestic opportunities recede? Middle-class families fear they have become downwardly mobile and have not hit the bottom yet. The financial security that was once based on home equity and a pension has been swept away.”

There’s no other way to describe it: Summer Relapse. Americans are angry, increasingly angrier, because we’re back where we started: with a boob in charge who thinks he knows it all when he knows nothing at all.

“The promise of economic health that might salvage industries and jobs, and provide a safety net, has proved illusory. The support for cutting spending and cutting the deficit reflects in part the fact that the American public feels the Obama-Congress spending program has not worked. As for the healthcare reform bill, the most recent Rasmussen survey indicates that 52 percent of the electorate supports repeal of the measure—42 percent of them strongly.

It is clear that the magical moment of Obama’s campaign conveyed a spell that is now broken in the context of the growing public disillusionment. Obama’s rise has been spectacular, but so too has been his fall.”

The Summer has brought a relapse not a recovery. The Fall will bring a really big fall, a Humpty-dumpty fall.

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  • admin

    Look at the courtesan who is now called a “nominal Obama supporter”. She used to be a big Gingrich supporter, then became a nominal Gingrich supporter, then she turned against Gingrich. Obama’s next:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-07/aspen-ideas-festival-obama-loses-support-of-nations-elite/?cid=hp:exc

    “Even the Aspen Ideas Festival, an annual gathering of the country’s brightest lights, isn’t Obama country anymore. Lloyd Grove on the president’s waning support among the intelligentsia.

    You’d think the well-heeled and enlightened eggheads at the Aspen Ideas Festival—which is running all week in this fashionable resort town with heady panel discussions and earnest disquisitions involving all manner of deep thinkers and do-gooders—would be receptive to an intellectually ambitious president with big ideas of his own.

    In a way, the folks attending this cerebral conclave pairing the Aspen Institute think tank with the Atlantic Monthly magazine might even be seen as President Obama’s natural base.

    Apparently not so much.

    “The real problem we have,” Mort Zuckerman said, “are some of the worst economic policies in place today that, in my judgment, go directly against the long-term interests of this country.”[snip]

    “If you’re asking if the United States is about to become a socialist state, I’d say it’s actually about to become a European state, with the expansiveness of the welfare system and the progressive tax system like what we’ve already experienced in Western Europe,” Harvard business and history professor Niall Ferguson declared during Monday’s kickoff session, offering a withering critique of Obama’s economic policies, which he claimed were encouraging laziness.

    “The curse of longterm unemployment is that if you pay people to do nothing, they’ll find themselves doing nothing for very long periods of time,” Ferguson said. “Long-term unemployment is at an all-time high in the United States, and it is a direct consequence of a misconceived public policy.”

    Ferguson was joined in his harsh attack by billionaire real estate mogul and New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman. Both lambasted Obama’s trillion-dollar deficit spending program—in the name of economic stimulus to cushion the impact of the 2008 financial meltdown—as fiscally ruinous, potentially turning America into a second-rate power.

    “We are, without question, in a period of decline, particularly in the business world,” Zuckerman said. “The real problem we have…are some of the worst economic policies in place today that, in my judgment, go directly against the long-term interests of this country.”

    Zuckerman added that he detects in the Obama White House “hostility to the very kinds of [business] culture that have made this the great country that it is and was. I think we have to find some way of dealing with that or else we will do great damage to this country with a public policy that could ruin everything.”

    Ferguson added: “The critical point is if your policy says you’re going run a trillion-dollar deficit for the rest of time, you’re riding for a fall…Then it really is goodbye.” A dashing Brit, Ferguson added: “Can I say that, having grown up in a declining empire, I do not recommend it. It’s just not a lot of fun actually—decline.”

    Ferguson called for what he called “radical” measures. “I can’t emphasize strongly enough the need for radical fiscal reform to restore the incentives for work and remove the incentives for idleness.” He praised “really radical reform of the sort that, for example, Paul Ryan [the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee] has outlined in his wonderful ‘Roadmap’ for radical, root-and-branch reform not only of the tax system but of the entitlement system” and “unleash entrepreneurial innovation.” Otherwise, Ferguson warned: “Do you want to be a kind of implicit part of the European Union? I’d advise you against it.”

    This was greeted by hearty applause from a crowd that included Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin. “Depressing, but fantastic,” Streisand told me afterward, rendering her verdict on the session. “So exciting. Wonderful!”

    Brolin’s assessment: “Mind-blowing.”

    In a session Tuesday morning, Silicon Valley guru Michael Splinter piled on. “From an industry standpoint, it’s below what a lot of people in industry have viewed as the solution to the jobs problem,” Splinter, president of the Applied Materials solar energy company, complained about Obama’s economic performance. He was speaking to an agreeable audience in an interview with Atlantic Media owner David Bradley. “When I talk to venture capitalists, their companies are starting to move their manufacturing operations out of the United States…Our corporate tax rate, on a worldwide competitive basis, is just not competitive. Taiwan is lowering their rate to 20 to 15 percent in order to stay competitive with Singapore. These countries have made it their job to attract industry. You don’t get that sense here in the United States.”

    The consensus was similar in an afternoon panel discussion on the decline of the American middle class. “He said jobs were going to be his No. 1 priority—there’s a huge disconnect between Washington and what’s going on out in the country,” nominal Obama supporter Arianna Huffington said. “The president’s economic team kept talking about a ‘cyclical’ problem. Larry Summers said jobs were a lagging economic indicator. All these things are simply wrong. The president put all his trust in the wrong economic team—an economic team that didn’t understand what was happening.”

  • wbboei

    This interview is important. It rolls back the giant rock and shines the light of truth on the maggots. Political appointees Rosenbaum and Loretta King are the named villains. But we learn that others were involved in this matter as well. The prior administration sought and obtained a conviction. The court invited the department to fashion a remedy. When the Obama Administation took over they fashioned a non-remedy remedy. The night stick wielder was enjoined from entering a polling area for two years, which means he will be available to do it again by 2012. The other thugs got off scott free on what was a slam dunk case. Rosenbaum made the decision without reading the briefs. He had his instructions. The supervising attorney, a voting rights giant, threw the memo in his face to protest his blatant corruption. The truth here is this. Barack needs his street army to intimidate voters in 2012, just like they intimidated Hillary supporters in the caucuses. Had they imposed a proper penalty for these egregious violations it would have had a chilling effect on their future gotv strategy. By the same token, they want to intimidate poll watchers because they do not want the 400,000 illegal voters ACORN has reportedly signed up to be challenged. And of course they have the Soros funded Secretary of State project which aims to install their people in those positions in battleground states, to provide further assurances that such challenges will be rejected. The end game here is to disenfranchise the American People. If you want to see how political corruption at the highest level works, put your Watergate book aside and focus on this:


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  • wbboei

    Niall Ferguson declared during Monday’s kickoff session, offering a withering critique of Obama’s economic policies, which he claimed were encouraging lazines
    ———————————
    I know Niall in an entirely different context, i.e. open borders. He has proven that you can have open borders or safety nets but not both. Thus, sooner of later the Soros inspired Obama policies on immigration will lead to an implosion of our safety nets. As actor James Brolin would say: “mindblowing”. As his wife Babs would say “depressing but fantastic”. As F. Scott Fitzgerald correctly observed–rich people do live in a different world from the rest of us.

  • wbboei

    As Ariana would say–what is today–oh I see it is wednesday–today I no longer support Obama—today I support the tea parties.

  • wbboei

    Hope, change, H

  • wbboei

    Hope, change and he is the one we have been waiting for–Maria Shriver. Moral to the story: never take political advice from someone who has a chef/

  • basement angel

    Well, there is nothing socialist about Obama. If these people get someone they want in office, that person will pursue almost the exact policies that Obama is pursuing – supportive of big corporate culture, and hostile to anything that benefits ordinary people.

    It’s the big lie.

  • holdthemaccountable

    admin: As disaster falls upon disaster, the boy raised by wolves roams the land, followed by golf clubs lugged by simpering acolytes.
    ——————
    What a picture this phrase conjures in the mind’s eye. One could laugh and one could cry.
    It’s good that this information is now all together in a cohesive post, but it’s just so depressing to realize they are setting the stage to repeat voter fraud/intimidation.
    Given their record, what choice to they have?
    How low will their constituents let them go?

  • Shadowfax

    And while Barry pushes his balls around the gulf course, the other Gulf and it’s inhabitants, DIE.

    How bad of a job does a President have to do before he is impeached? Two more years of this freak will leave America a third world country.

    Throw all the bums out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shadowfax

    Pensacola Beach Daily Oil Spill Report July 7 2010

    Toxic soup…………


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  • inconsiderable wretch

    Shadowfax: yes, throw all the bums out!!! But where do we find a dumpster large enough?

  • Shadowfax

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    inconsiderable wretch
    July 7th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Shadowfax: yes, throw all the bums out!!! But where do we find a dumpster large enough?
    ———–
    Maybe we can use them to plug the damn hole!

    …or send them to the unemployment lines where the funds have dried up. Some of them, including Barry need to be sent to jail.

  • Fifth Dimension

    The first Youtube that Admin posted in the article has civil rights attorney and lifelong Democrat Bartle Bull as one of the guests. Bartle Bull was also RFK’s NY Campaign Manager.

    Looking him up a bit, I found an article which mentions Bartle Bull says he didn’t like Obama from the beginning and calls Obama a HUSTLER!!! The video where he says this is also available.

    http://wwww.examiner.com/x-40779-Chicago-Conservative-Issues-Examiner~y2010m7d5-Civil-rights-attorney-Bartle-Bull-calls-Obama-a-hustler

    Civil rights attorney Bartle Bull calls Obama a hustler

    Democrat and longtime civil rights attorney Bartle Bull called Chicago’s favorite son, Obama, a hustler in an interview with Megyn Kelly on FOXNews. He said that he voted for McCain in 2008 because he thought that Obama was a hustler and that he still is a hustler. This is quite an assertion coming from a storied civil rights attorney and a true-blue Democrat.

    The comment came in the context of being interviewed for his firsthand account of the new Black Panthers who were intimidating voters at a polling place in Philadelphia on election day in November 2008. Bull blatantly stated that this was the worst violation of the Voting Rights Act that he has ever seen. Yet the Department of Justice has inexplicably ordered the case to be dropped. This even though DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams maintains that the case against the Black Panthers had been won and only sentencing remained to be decided. It was a slam dunk until the DOJ refused to continue the prosecution.

    Well, I’d say locking Hillary supporters out of voting precincts (not to mention a host of other caucus injustices) was probably worse, but the point is the same….

    Here is the video where Bartle Bull made his comments.

    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/america-live/index.html#/v/4267253/civil-rights-attorney-on-accusations-vs-doj/?playlist_id=87651


  • Fifth Dimension

    Calling Obama a hustler….I wonder if Bartle Bull reads Big Pink. ;)

  • Fifth Dimension

    Ok that comment probably didn’t make sense since the post preceding is in the spam filter. Admin can you fix? Thanks.

  • wbboei

    Voter fraud and intimidation–Obama style. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This item was scrubbed from the internet. Fortunately, I saved it on my hard drive. It is long, but there is no link at this point. I post it for anyone who is interested and so no one is surprised:
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    by Pacific John, Fri May 02, 2008 at 10:08:18 PM EST

    I was a volunteer field organizer in El Paso, Texas and investigated irregularities for three weeks after the election.
    As a Democratic Coordinated Campaign Regional Director in 1996 and as a volunteer on campaigns in the 1990s, I have the ethical obligation to report what I saw in Texas.

    Lois Capps is correct when she wrote that Sen. Obama is inspiring. However, many of the actions of his campaign that I witnessed and investigated are criminal. My observations in Texas were that caucuses were broadly illegitimate. In a few well-run counties, Hillary’s caucus vote was the same or better than the popular vote, but in chaotic counties, she fell behind by double digits. While Texas is the only state to have both a binding popular vote and a caucus vote, we saw similar results in Washington State, where Obama’s numbers plunged in the unofficial primary compared to the caucuses
    .

    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.

    Ironically, only in very well-organized areas like El Paso were we able to even identify the scale of the attempted irregularities. In these areas, we were also able to rebuff most attempts at fraud, correct fraudulent delegate counts, and protect our voters. In less well-organized areas, we did not have enough eyes and ears to identify or stop fraud, and our numbers plunged.

    Although affidavits have not been made public, I have copies and records of the voter complaints for which I did interviews. Although the Hillary campaign has not gone public with evidence of fraud, the national legal team has approximately 200 such affidavits and 2000 voter complaints. The campaign intends to win the popular vote without airing these charges in public, but I suspect the campaign will provide authorities with this evidence upon request.

    My own sense is that this information should not be withheld from delegates, since it both casts the Obama campaign as stunningly unethical, and it severely undermines the general credibility of caucuses. It also points out that perception and reality are upside down. The campaign that will “do anything to win,” including the illegal acts documented in affidavits, is not Hillary’s.

    In fact, I was as proud of the integrity and transparency of the Hillary campaign in Texas as I was of the Capps and Clinton/Gore campaigns of the 1990s.

    Q-1: Do you think the media would just shut out any attempt to challenge the legitimacy of the caucuses? Where is the reporting?! Why is it that you saw this, but no reporters, police officers, judges, lawyers or others who would be compelled to speak up about it and document it?

    Q-2: Hillary won El Paso by 75%. How with that overwhelming majority did you allow a minority to override the will of the majority? Even in the example of Mrs. A (you told us you witnessed this personally, but the only evidence you give is a person not named and the precinct not given), there was a majority of Hillary supporters. How did they let a minority overrule a majority? That doesn’t make sense. Please explain it to me.

    First, why did I keep quiet? I followed the campaign’s guidance to resolve these issues behind closed doors. There were a few elements of this: the campaign’s first concern was make as many corrections to the delegate count as possible within TDP rules, in TDP offices. Once the deed was done, an orderly audit benefited our side, and pushing these charges in the press would have created a circus (a la Florida) that would have shut down the process of verifying sign in sheets and delegate calculations.

    Second, why no reporting? BECAUSE THE PRESS DID NOT SEEK TO INVESTIGATE THIS (emphasis added), even though the Clinton campaign published the linked press release that we had evidence of widespread illegalities. I called a reporter from the El Paso Times who did not return my call. Also, this did not get pushed in the press after the initial press release because the TX Hillary campaign chose to trust the process and grind out the delegate count. Since the TDP is run by people who support both campaigns, there would have been a serious lose of face to air these charges, and would have strained the professional relationships between all in the campaigns and in the party. In the specific case of El Paso, I am told Chair Danny Anchondo did not want to humiliate leading Obama-supporting Democrats who he will have to live with for years to come.

    Third, how did a minority faction override the majority? In the end, they did not. We had the best field operation I have ever seen, and in most cases, had a few trained people in each precinct. I should add, our organization was so overwhelming, the Obama campaign abandoned their precinct captain program about a week before the election, placing their bets on an election-day blitz by out of state organizers. We were also transparent, and included people with ties to the Obama campaign in our caucus training program. We knew that an orderly process favored Hillary. We would not have known about Mrs. A’s precinct if we did not have trained people in the room. So, we were able to over-turn problems like Mrs A’s precinct after the fact. How did the Obama organizers seize the convention in the first place? By intimidation, by physically controlling the legal documents, and by ignoring the legal process that called for an election of officers. They took the convention package and never let go of it.

  • basement angel

    Wbboei,

    It’s still on Mydd where Pacific John posted it originally:
    http://mydd.com/users/pacific-john/posts/texas-caucus-fraud-updated

  • basement angel

    It’s becoming clearer and clearer that if Hillary runs and wins in 2012, she will be in a very comparable position to FDR. I doubt that unemployment will be at 35% but it may well be around 12% and that 12% figure will not include the people working part time who want to work full time. Faith in the banks and the government will be gone. Corporate America will be sucking every drop of life that it can out of the American economy.

    That’s a recipe for change if there ever was one. I see a lot of bizarre struggling going on in the political world that I don’t really understand yet (though I have my suspicions). Here’s hoping she’s the Democratic nominee in 12.

  • jeswezey

    From admin’s article: ‘Ferguson called for what he called “radical” measures. “I can’t emphasize strongly enough the need for radical fiscal reform to restore the incentives for work and remove the incentives for idleness.” He praised “really radical reform of the sort that, for example, Paul Ryan [the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee] has outlined in his wonderful ‘Roadmap’ for radical, root-and-branch reform not only of the tax system but of the entitlement system” and “unleash entrepreneurial innovation.” Otherwise, Ferguson warned: “Do you want to be a kind of implicit part of the European Union? I’d advise you against it.”’

    This Ferguson is an asshole of the worst neocon bent. He wants to ‘restore the incentives for work’ by not paying unemployment benefits, calling them ‘incentives for idleness’. Not paying unemployment benefits will not put people to work, but into the poorhouse where they won’t be able to stimulate consumption anymore, thereby discouraging businesses from producing more or new products, so they will fire more of their workers and swell the ranks of the poor. This asshole wants a repeat of the Great Depression.

    These neocons want to return to the Robber Baron capitalism of the late 19th century when the rich always pulled through and the poor just went West. This was the idyllic era during the Long Recession post-1873, when the down-and-out made good in the wild west and throve in the lawless atmosphere where the only government function needed was to chase and kill off the Indian population. Eventually, however, the frontier was closed. In subsequent recessions, and especially in the Great Depression, there was no longer an open frontier to go to. Some form of government intervention in the economy was needed and FDR provided it, with the help of socialist advisers and Keynesian theory.

    Ferguson also advises against being a “kind of implicit part of the European Union”, as if that is some awful thing to be avoided at all costs. It should be said that, while Europe is not free of problems, it is, and has been for a long time, a model of civilization for the rest of the world except in the US, where the assholes of this world get prime time.

    The well-known socialist systems of Europe, like the socialist ideas instituted by Bachelet in Chile, saved Europe from suffering dearly after the September 08 financial crash. Unemployment did rise by 1-2%, but the unemployed are treated very differently in Europe. For example, there are state manpower agencies that organize training for the unemployed on the basis of changes in the labor market. Companies that make a profit are forbidden from firing employees without a “job-saving plan” that involves outsourcing or training for a better job, and thus makes it expensive to fire employees just to make a higher profit. It is thus recognized by all parties that people don’t go getting themselves fired just to have a paid vacation, such as is implied by Ferguson’s “laziness incentives”.

    The very principles of the robber baron economy that the neocons want to restore in the US were thus overridden long ago in Europe, and no one in Europe wants to return to them. To the average European with his higher wage and higher productivity than the American worker, there is absolutely no question of following the American example, and the same goes for company presidents and managers, who do not look to the American example either.

    Someone posted a comment here last week calling the European fools for refusing to engage in further deficit spending. The Europeans are no fools. There is a problem of high sovereign debt across the continent, and Europe has had no need to spur consumption for the past several decades. Deficit spending would just be inflationary for them now, which would do the Euro no good. Their main goal is to expand through innovation and productivity. This brings incremental results, but incremental progress is better than following the US in its tailspin. They’re just hoping they will survive the upcoming relapse as well as they survived the first collapse.

  • S

    what I would like to know is when, just WHEN, is someone in the MSM going to start connecting the dots between this new black panther/acorm story and how O really took on the famed Clinton machine and won the nomination…

    Hillary got the VOTES…the people VOTED for Hillary…and the caucuses were rigged, itimidating and a fraud…a fraud that’s potential still exists in the Democratic party to this day, I might add…the rigged system is still intact…

    when is a lone brave investigative reporter going to connect the dots between the intimidation that went on towards Clinton voters during the primaries…when are those stories and police reports going to surface…why is that all buried???

    sure, now FOX is picking up the obvious element of DOJ dropping the Black Panther case they won…but it is time to dig deeper…

    hey, Greta…can you see the connection?

    hey, Megen Kelly…you are a smart girl…you are only touching the tip of the iceberg…

    maybe we need to bombard Greta and Megen with some of the stories such as the story Wbboei posts above from the horrors of texas primaries…there are many…

    WHEN is the history of O and his NBP/ACORN thugs going to come out…because as is being said…they have registered many fraudulant voters and will continue to do so, especially when they know O’s DOJ will not prosecute them from intimidation and gives them the ‘wink – wink’ to go out there and continue intimidating…

    …this is all part of O’s strategy – chicago hardball style – to use again to win a second term…they plan to intimadate, steal, and threaten us again into a second term…more threats of riots…etc…

    I hope people are awake by then…how about we start the awakening now…

  • TheRealist

    I apologize if this has been posted previously.

    In announcing the recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — and two other nominees — today President Obama said in a statement that “It’s unfortunate that at a time when our nation is facing enormous challenges, many in Congress have decided to delay critical nominations for political purposes.”

    That claim is reasonably true for the other two nominees given recess appointments today.

    Republicans long objected to the nomination of Philip Coyle, now the associate director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, because of Coyle’s opposition to missile defense.

    The nomination of Joshua Gotbaum, now the director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, had also been held up.

    Unmentioned by the president: the senator who had put a hold on Gotbaum’s nomination was Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who put a hold on Gotbaum’s nomination in May because of the way Gotbaum’s former employer Delphi Corp. dealt with pensioned former employees.

    But it’s not the case with Berwick, whose recess appointment is getting most of the attention.

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., echoed the president’s suggestion, saying that “Republican lockstep stalling of Don’s nomination was a case study in cynicism and one awful example of how not to govern.”

    But Republicans were not delaying or stalling Berwick’s nomination.

    Indeed, they were eager for his hearing, hoping to assail Berwick’s past statements about health care rationing and his praise for the British health care system.
    The nomination hasn’t been held up by Republicans in Congress and to say otherwise is misleading,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which would have held Berwick’s hearing.

    Grassley said that he “requested that a hearing take place two weeks ago, before this recess.”
    …”Is the desire to avoid that debate enough of a justification for a recess appointment?

    Does using the Constitutional recess appointment prerogative so as to avoid having to expend political energy and capital on a fight one doesn’t want to wage – does that live up to the president’s stated promise of transparency?

    rest is here…

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/07/president-obama-attacks-congress-for-delaying-his-nominees-is-he-right.html

  • nomobama

    I see that the admin already posted the daily beast article that I came here to post. Interesting, wasn’t it?

    I will now post another article that I read today as it seems some commenters here are harping commenting about the US’s economic system.

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    U.S. Versus Europe: No Winner
    WHICH HAS THE SUPERIOR MODEL? IT TURNS OUT THAT EACH SIDE HAS THINGS TO TEACH THE OTHER.
    by Clive Crook
    Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010

    Which has the superior economic model, the United States or Europe? The question keeps coming up and never gets resolved. It is having another go-round at the moment, with the adversaries lining up as usual. Conservatives say that Europe’s social-democratic model is bound for the landfill of history. Progressives defend the model, even if they usually stop short of recommending it outright.

    As a British import, allow me to join in. My answer, to cut to the chase — one picks up these expressions — is that neither model is objectively better. You can guess which I prefer, because like many other Europeans I have chosen to live in the United States. But the European approach is perfectly viable, and I can see why many Americans might like it. (For some reason, not many seem to move to Europe. The traffic seems to be mainly in the other direction. A mystery.) To be sure, each side has things to teach the other.

    The surprising thing is just how persistent U.S. economic leadership, based on its supposedly inferior model, has proved.

    In the newest turn of this discussion, Jim Manzi of the Manhattan Institute and Ross Douthat of The New York Times point to Europe’s slower economic growth. Jonathan Chait of The New Republic and The Times’s Paul Krugman reply that this is a statistical illusion: The U.S. is growing faster only because its population is rising faster, not because its living standards are improving any more quickly.

    Then Greg Mankiw of Harvard (who was chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers) and Mark Perry of the University of Michigan piped up, saying that the level of living standards in United States is still a lot higher. Moreover, as Manzi said, population matters if you are comparing relative economic power. Europe’s stagnant or diminishing populations are a harbinger of decline. Switzerland is rich but small. The United States is not content to be Switzerland.

    In what follows, bear in mind that “Europe” is a dangerous generalization, whichever side in this discussion you intend to take. It is not one country, but many. You cannot even say exactly how many, because the region is a fluctuating idea that depends on your notions of geography and the period under consideration. Within Europe — as within the United States — there are rich areas and poor areas; places that are growing and places in decline. And within Europe, political borders still matter a lot. Forms of government and economic arrangements — levels of taxation and public spending, the role of trade unions, the scope of economic regulation — all vary.

    With that caveat in mind, put growth rates and population to one side for the moment and consider living standards and productivity. As Mankiw says, living standards in the United States are much higher on average than in Europe, as measured by per capita income. On the other hand, productivity is not. This is the most interesting and surprising point of comparison.

    As Mankiw notes, average income in the U.S. is around $47,000. Adjusting for purchasing power, in Britain and Germany it is around $36,000; in France, $34,000; in Italy, $31,000. Overall, U.S. living standards are more than one-third higher than in Europe.

    Perry underlines the point by comparing European countries with American states. “Although [the] Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark are among Europe’s wealthiest countries, as U.S. states they would be between 14.5 percent and 18 percent below the U.S. average…. If France became a U.S. state, it would rank No. 48 out of 51 by per capita [gross domestic product], just barely ahead of America’s two poorest states, West Virginia and Mississippi…. Belgium, Finland, Britain, Germany, and Spain would rank in the bottom 20 percent of U.S. states by per capita GDP, just barely ahead of Arkansas but below Kentucky.”

    In a recent column, Krugman urged readers to trust their eyes more than dry statistics (something you could rarely accuse him of doing, which I honestly mean as a compliment). Don’t people seem well off in London, Paris, and Frankfurt, he asks? They do. Milan is also really nice: all those Ferraris. But these places are not exactly at the European mean. He should try comparing Bolton, Lancashire (my hometown) with Princeton, N.J. That would remind him that statistics can be useful. But if superficial impressions are allowed, here is mine gleaned from traveling around the U.S.: Americans live in bigger houses than their European counterparts, eat better food, drive bigger cars, wear better clothes, and are surrounded by more and better stuff.

    Put it this way: If America’s living standards suddenly descended to Europe’s, rather than the other way round, it would be a calamity that would make the country’s present economic difficulties look trivial.

    And yet, as I say, higher U.S. productivity is not the main reason for this prosperity gap. Comparing America with the richest European countries, output per hour worked is not that different. In levels of productivity, Europe’s most successful economies have caught up. Then why are they still so much poorer? Because Europeans work less. A higher proportion of the U.S. population is employed, and Americans work longer hours. Effort, not efficiency, is why Americans are richer.

    The interesting question is, how much does this subtract from the claim that Americans are truly better off? This is not easy to answer. Europe has higher unemployment, which is obviously bad — a consequence of labor-market policies that the U.S. would be wise to avoid. But what about working hours? Perhaps Europeans are happy to work fewer hours in return for less pay — because they are lazy, or, to put it more kindly, because they value their leisure more highly. If so, good luck to them. But perhaps they work less hard because taxes are higher and they think, why bother? In that case, they really are worse off, even though they may value the public services and income redistribution that taxes pay for. Maybe it is some of both.

    Now consider growth, which is really to ask how the two models will compare 10 or 20 years from now. The Europhiles are correct that Europe’s per capita incomes have grown about as quickly as the United States’ over the past few decades, and correct that in many countries Europe’s productivity (output per hour worked) has grown faster. But this is what you would expect, because its economies were catching up. The richer they get, the harder it is for European countries to match, let alone surpass, U.S. performance. Meanwhile, the surprising thing is just how persistent American economic leadership, based on its supposedly inferior model, has proved.

    In Europe, euro-optimism is out of style. The European Union’s economic problems are becoming more apparent. I mentioned that if Europe had not narrowed the gap in the postwar decades, something would have been wrong: Over the more recent past, Europe’s governments have come to believe that something is.

    Increasingly, they worry that U.S. pre-eminence in innovation is unchallenged — by Europe, anyway. They worry that Europe has been much slower to realize the benefits of the information-technology revolution. They worry that creaking labor markets and ill-adapted employment policies will delay recovery from the recession. Lack of competitiveness with respect to the U.S. is a constant preoccupation — too much so, in fact, but there it is. When European policy makers get together, they talk of little else but their next abortive push to spur competition and make Europe a bit more like the U.S. So far as I can see, Washington’s policy makers are not losing much sleep over the emerging economic threat from Europe.

    I have one other quarrel with the Europhiles. Their view, as The New Republic’s Chait put it, is that social democracy provides greater social cohesion; if you discount the growth penalty, it must be the superior model. Agreed, American Europhobes exaggerate the growth penalty, although I think that Europe’s governments, looking ahead, are right to believe it is not zero. Beyond that, however, the other claim also needs thinking about. Does Europe really have greater social cohesion?

    Europe has less inequality, thanks to its high taxes and welfare states. It has stronger unions and labor-market protections — and the higher unemployment that go with them. Its public schools are often better, and in some European countries, social mobility is higher than in the United States. All European governments, in different ways, manage to provide universal health care at comparatively modest cost. That is surely the most important thing that Europe can teach America.

    More than the United States, though, many of Europe’s countries are socially divided. Unassimilated immigrants are an enormous and still-growing problem across the European Union. Again, look to labor markets for one reason why. Despite the worsening polarization of its politics and the astounding variety of its cultures, ethnicities, and religious traditions, the United States binds its people together more harmoniously than most European countries do. Everywhere, the Stars and Stripes: That, too, is social cohesion.

    The idea of America, with its emphasis on individualism and the market, is a remarkably powerful unifier. This is a paradox that social democrats need to ponder.

      

  • nomobama

    From the above article that I posted, there is no mystery as to why more Europeans emigrate to America than vice versa. They are voting with their feet. As for the Americans who want a socialist type system, maybe they should consider evening out the population shuffle by emigrating to Europe. They might just become happier people, and the US could then follow a bit more fiscally conservative path.

  • SHV

    Nice summary of the deep trouble in the economy:

    “The Faces of Unemployment”

    http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/the-faces-of-unemployment/

    I still think that the “raw meat” thrown to the political base of each party is a distraction. “Racial profiling, Mexicans, Black Panthers, Welfare Queens, taxes, terrist, Muslims etc. etc.” Just street theater for the “suckers”. The apex of the economic pyramid is laughing their asses off at the agitation of the “serfs”. The lesson of Obama and Dem majority is that in the 21st century, it make no difference to the top 0.5% which party is in charge. “Throw the bums out”!! Anyone think that a change of actors will change the “play”?

  • ABM90

    wobbei your 2.55 comment was right on message as usual and we are both focused on Hillary as this site should devoted to our Hillary the one person that foreign leaders want to discuss the present world chaos.The black panther video that was revealed today ought to be cause for prosecution and drive Otrauma,s numbers to a new low.Folks we are in a racial war that may lead to revolutionary activities.

  • nomobama

    Admin, although you have a knack for excellent writing, it’s these truths that you publish that make me want to cry sometimes. I have been feeling that the Dope has
    stolen my Hope, and I wonder if it can ever be retrieved. What I wouldn’t give for the ’90′s again.

    I read some commenters posts here, and obviously they believe differently than me.
    It’s difficult for me to believe that we are/were supporting the same political party. Although I understand that business has played a part in current economic conditions, I read some of the leftist anti-business pap, and it makes me angry. To each their own, but it is very discouraging to me.

  • nomobama

    The black panther video that you linked to is disturbing. It’s the first time that I have seen it. Pure evil hate.

  • basement angel

    S,

    The mainstream media has no interest in connecting the dots. They don’t care about voter fraud and intimidation in the least. They didn’t cover it with Bush and they won’t cover it with Obama. In the end, Obama is serving Greta’s boss’ agenda as completely as Bush did. They aren’t going to take him down as long as he keeps making money for big corporations.

    Now, as for ACORN, registering voters fraudulently isn’t something that they do. You have to be inside to pull it off and they are as far from the inside as it gets. When a field worker submits a registration, it is sent to the county to join the voter rolls. The county then sends out a voter ID to the registrant that the Post office delivers. If the post office doesn’t recognize the name as someone that receives mail at that address, they won’t deliver it. It bounces back to the county and is pulled off the roles. The system works pretty well – and I say that as someone who has run several voter registration projects. When you pay people for registering voters, there will always be fraudulent apps.

    There is a map out on the internet that I cannot find of Hillary and Obama’s wins. If you can find it, it’s really amazing to see. Obama has a sea of purple in the midwest except for one lone primary state – which went to Clinton.

  • nomobama

    I think the media has their dots already connected, and they are actively trying to prevent most of the rest of the country from knowing what is truth versus what is propaganda created and distributed by them. Don’t depend on the media because they are doing this willfully. They know what they don’t want you to know.

  • basement angel

    Europeans aren’t poorer – that’s just crazy. They have longer life spans, lower infant mortality rate, higher productivity levels, and longer vacations.

    Except by the standards of square footage, they have a higher standard of living all the way around. They don’t need bigger cars because they have real mass transit – it saves them money and makes life easier.

  • basement angel

    Nobama,

    What evidence do you have that more Europeans migrate to the US than vice versa? Can you provide some links on that?

  • Fifth Dimension

    The first Youtube that Admin posted in the article has civil rights attorney and lifelong Democrat Bartle Bull as one of the guests. Bartle Bull was also RFK’s NY Campaign Manager.

    Looking him up a bit, I found an article which mentions Bartle Bull says he didn’t like Obama from the beginning and calls Obama a HUSTLER!!! The video where he says this is also available.

    http://wwww.examiner.com/x-40779-Chicago-Conservative-Issues-Examiner~y2010m7d5-Civil-rights-attorney-Bartle-Bull-calls-Obama-a-hustler

    Civil rights attorney Bartle Bull calls Obama a hustler

    Democrat and longtime civil rights attorney Bartle Bull called Chicago’s favorite son, Obama, a hustler in an interview with Megyn Kelly on FOXNews. He said that he voted for McCain in 2008 because he thought that Obama was a hustler and that he still is a hustler. This is quite an assertion coming from a storied civil rights attorney and a true-blue Democrat.

    The comment came in the context of being interviewed for his firsthand account of the new Black Panthers who were intimidating voters at a polling place in Philadelphia on election day in November 2008. Bull blatantly stated that this was the worst violation of the Voting Rights Act that he has ever seen. Yet the Department of Justice has inexplicably ordered the case to be dropped. This even though DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams maintains that the case against the Black Panthers had been won and only sentencing remained to be decided. It was a slam dunk until the DOJ refused to continue the prosecution.

    Well, I’d say locking Hillary supporters out of voting precincts (not to mention a host of other caucus injustices) was probably worse, but the point is the same…

  • JanH

    Predictable: After Netanyahu Calls for Direct Talks, Palestinians Refuse

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    07.07.10

    Palestinian negotiator: Netanyahu blocking path to direct peace talks

    Netanyahu says Israel it is prepared to take additional steps to ease Palestinian movement in the West Bank in a bid to coax Abbas into direct negotiations.

    Palestinians responded coolly on Wednesday to calls by U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to move from indirect to direct peace negotiations.

    Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat blamed Netanyahu for blocking the way to direct negotiations, because of his refusal to meet Palestinian demands for a full freeze on Israeli construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    Asked if he expected more U.S. pressure on the Palestinians in the wake of Tuesday’s meeting between Obama and Netanyahu, Erekat said: “The whole world and the U.S. administration knows that the one who is blocking the door to direct negotiations is Netanyahu.”

    “We are sincerely interested in starting direct negotiations, but Netanyahu keeps closing the door in front of us,” Erekat told Voice of Palestine Radio. “Netanyahu must decide if he wants peace or settlements. He cannot have both.”

    He also reiterated that the Palestinians first want to see progress in indirect talks on the issues of borders and security, and for direct negotiations to resume from where they ended in December 2008, during an election campaign in Israel that saw Netanyahu return to power.

    “The world knows that starting direct talks is in the hands of Netanyahu. All he has to do is say that all settlement activities, even those in Jerusalem, will stop,” Erekat, a top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said.

    “We have had a peace process for 19 years, but the Israeli settlement policy has not changed,” he added.

    Indirect talks initiated in May by U.S. mediator George Mitchell are about halfway through their agreed four-month lifetime. They are to conclude in September, around the same time as a partial freeze that Netanyahu ordered last November on Israeli settlement building on West Bank land.

    Israel said it is prepared to take additional steps to ease Palestinian movement in the West Bank in a bid to coax Abbas into direct peace talks, Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

    Netanyahu, however, sidestepped questions in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about whether he was prepared to extend beyond September a 10-month moratorium on new construction in West Bank settlements.

    One day after a fence-mending meeting with Obama at the White House, Netanyahu repeated a call for a restart of peace talks with Abbas.

    Palestinians have reacted cautiously to Netanyahu’s promise of “concrete steps” within weeks to persuade them to hold direct talks.

    Netanyahu said he was prepared to take steps including “additional easing of movements” and some economic projects.

    “The point is, we are prepared to do them. But what we want to see finally is one thing: We want President Abbas to grasp my hand … to shake it, sit down and negotiate a final settlement of peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” he said.

    Netanyahu was scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and address U.S. Jewish leaders in New York on Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas’ spokesman in Gaza, said his Islamist organization “refutes Obama’s call for direct negotiations,” which he said would only serve as a “cover up” for continuing the occupation. He also charged that Obama’s and Netanyahu’s statements again showed “there is no hope for change in U.S. foreign policy.”

    He additionally rejected Obama’s praise of Israeli steps to ease its economic blockade of Gaza, saying “we want the siege to be completely lifted.”

    Tuesday’s White House meeting – Netanyahu’s first since a chilly reception in March – revived heated differences within his largely hardline cabinet on whether Israel should extend its partial moratorium on Israeli construction in the West Bank.

    Ministers of the left-to-center Labor Party support an extension, while hawks in Netanyahu’s nationalist Likud and in other right-wing and ultra-right coalition parties oppose it.

    The moratorium, which excludes Jewish neighborhoods built in annexed East Jerusalem, is due to expire on September 26.

    Ultra-right Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman insisted Wednesday that Israel has not made “any promises” to Obama regarding an extension of the settlement moratorium and that the issue had not been the main one on the agenda.

    “We must ensure that normal life continues [in the settlements] for those who were sent there by all the governments of Israel,” Lieberman, who himself lives in a settlement near Jerusalem, told Israel Radio.

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak of the Labor Party insisted, however, that there was more to the White House meeting than published. He said Netanyahu had shown Obama that he was serious and prepared to act regarding the peace process. That was the reason for the Labour Party to stay in the coalition, he said.

    Barak has been criticized internally for serving as a “fig leaf” in Netanyahu’s otherwise right-wing coalition, despite the absence of a meaningful peace process.

    Direct talks with the previous Israeli government of Ehud Olmert collapsed when Israel bombed the Gaza Strip 18 months ago to suppress rocket fire from Palestinian Islamists headed by the Hamas movement, which rejects a peace treaty with Israel.

    In his Cairo speech 13 months ago, Obama said: “The U.S. does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.”

    U.S. pressure restarted the process in 2009. But Abbas was politically embarrassed when Obama later retreated on his call for a total settlement freeze.

    A report this week by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem says more than 300,000 Israelis now live on 42 percent of the West Bank land where the Palestinians want to establish their future country in a “two-state solution” with Israel.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/palestinian-negotiator-netanyahu-blocking-path-to-direct-peace-talks-1.300582

  • JanH

    Behind the scenes during Clinton visit

    Wed, Jul 07, 2010

    In attempt to distract myself from my jealousy toward all my friends and family who got to celebrate the Fourth of July boating on the lake or watching flashy fireworks in Dallas, I decided to spend last weekend in Krakow, Poland, where diplomats gathered for the 10th anniversary of the Community of Democracies meeting.

    The star of the weekend was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who not only sealed a new missile defense agreement with Poland but also delivered the main-event speech at the gathering.

    It’s always fun to watch the U.S. role at these big international gatherings. American diplomats, American non-governmental organizations and American journalists are the belles of the ball as everyone runs around trying to get America’s attention.

    http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/07/behind-the-scen-2.html

  • JanH

    July 07, 2010

    Some Democrats Fear Backlash Over Obama’s Handling of Immigration

    Some Democrats, even in Arizona, are fearing an election backlash over immigration, as President Obama sues Arizona over its new immigration enforcement law and pushes Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

    “My concern is that the federal government is suing the state of Arizona, ironically, over the ability to enforce immigration laws — where if the federal government had been doing its job over the years, we wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place,” Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., said.

    Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Democratic nominee for governor, urged the Obama administration to back off Arizona’s new law, which allows state and local authorities to ask people for immigration documents during unrelated enforcement encounters – such as traffic stops.

    The president appears to be out of step with public opinion on immigration. The latest Fox News Opinion Dynamics poll shows 2-to-1 support nationwide for Arizona’s law, including 73 percent of Republicans, 57 percent of independents and one out of three Democrats.

    On immigration, the GOP accuses Democrats of ignoring a border crisis and selling out national security to cynically court Latino votes.

    “The reason why both parties are playing football with immigration is because their supporters in the stands are cheering,” said Larry Sabato, director of University of Virginia’s Center of Politics. “This plays to the base on both sides. It’s red meat for the base.”

    The liberal red meat served up by Democrats mostly stops short of calling Republicans racist but does call GOP immigration policy hostile to minorities, particularly Hispanics, the biggest and fastest growing U.S. minority.

    But in Colorado, a recent Denver Post poll said 62 percent of Colorado Hispanics favor a law like Arizona’s. The state’s Republican gubernatorial front runner Scott McInnis supports it. But Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper, the mayor of Denver, opposes it, putting himself at odds with those Colorado Latinos.

    “Until Washington D.C. realizes that they are being absolutely and totally failures at border security, you can’t talk about immigration reform,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said.

    On the other hand, Perry has seen his Latino support plummet and his double-digit lead over Democratic challenger and Houston Mayor Bill White all but vanish since the Arizona controversy began.

    Separate from border states – wherever a close race emerges this year, count on immigration to be a prominent wedge issue.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/07/democrats-fear-obamas-handling-illegal-immigration-cause-backlash/

  • NewMexicoFan

    wbboei 3:13

    Reminds me of my state Senator, who announce quite early that she was recommending and voting for O because of Marie, Caroline, and Oprah. Her IQ went way down on that day and have never recovered.

  • Fifth Dimension

    JanH

    The star of the weekend was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Love that, Jan. And btw, imo HRC is the star of the century!

    Good to see her getting the credit and cheers she deserves.

  • NewMexicoFan

    5.9 earthquake in CA is interesting.

  • jbstonesfan

    There seems to be a complete MSM conspiracy to shut off all news regarding the ongoing oil spill catastrophe and the sinking economy. Nonetheless, BO’s poll #’s are still sinking as average Americans cannot believe what is happening to our country. It may, however, be too late.

  • Shadowfax

    Behind on the blog, sorry if this video has already been posted.
    The man who’s case was let go for voter intimidation…

    New Black Panther Leader King Samir Shabazz “You’re going to have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill their babies.” [Video & Transcript]

    http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2010/07/06/new-black-panther-king-samir-shabazz-youre-going-to-have-to-kill-some-crackers-youre-going-to-have-to-kill-their-babies-video-transcript/

    Is the DOJ afraid of this guy and the New Black Panthers or do they turn a blind eye and think that voter intimidation is cool?

  • Shadowfax

    Just talked about on Greta, this Repug congressman just posted a video showing signs costing $20 million of tax payers stimulus money to show that stimulus money was spent on the posted project. Wasted 20 mil for Obmama to cover his skinny ass.



  • henry

    The individuals who are taking a stand in the new black panthers case need to be commended. Watched all that has been posted here and searched FOX but I have seen no mention of the fact that bambi had the new black panthers on his website til he got a little heat

  • ShortTermer

    nomobama, I agree.
    Also, I saw the above video calling for crackers and their babies to be killed by blacks, and this should open everyone’s eyes wide open as to some of what The One is all about. Now I ask is that RACIST or what? He was one of those NBP that was at the polling place intimidating voters.
    And on another note, I would that anyone who calls for others to document their assertions to do the same in turn: and without ad hominem as in post posts.

  • wbboei

    basement angel
    July 7th, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Wbboei,

    It’s still on Mydd where Pacific John posted it originally:
    http://mydd.com/users/pacific-john/posts/texas-caucus-fraud-updated
    _____________________
    Thanks basement angel. I am glad it is there. It is much easier to send someone the link than the whole damned article.

  • wbboei

    New Black Panther Leader King Samir Shabazz “You’re going to have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill their babies.”
    ———————-
    Now there is a man who is not afraid to speak his mind. He would look good in a pin striped suit. I understand they have fine bespoke tailor at Lewisburg Prison. Good old King sounds like he is ready for Freddie (Krueger). And it would be rude to keep Freddie waiting.

  • SHV

    show that stimulus money was spent on the posted project.
    *******
    It took awhile to get the ball rolling but it seems as if every damn pothole that is getting fill has a large “Recovery Act” sign. The large “O” shaped Recovery Act logo is also a prominent part of the sign. I am sure that the Ad people who designed the “O” logo where high five-ing each other for their cleverness. Now those signs are just a reminder of the failed President living at 1600 Penn. Ave.

  • wbboei

    Now, as for ACORN, registering voters fraudulently isn’t something that they do. You have to be inside to pull it off and they are as far from the inside as it gets. When a field worker submits a registration, it is sent to the county to join the voter rolls. The county then sends out a voter ID to the registrant that the Post office delivers. If the post office doesn’t recognize the name as someone that receives mail at that address, they won’t deliver it. It bounces back to the county and is pulled off the roles. The system works pretty well – and I say that as someone who has run several voter registration projects. When you pay people for registering voters, there will always be fraudulent apps.
    ————————————–
    Basement angel:

    1. the accusation of voter fraud comes from the New York Times. They say ACORN registered 400,000 ineligible voter. Bartel Bulls repeats that charge in the above video at 2;50 above.

    2. The American Thinker has observed that “ACORN’s voter rights tactics follow the Cloward-Piven Strategy” by employing the following tactics:

    a Register as many Democrat voters as possible, legal or otherwise and help them vote, multiple times if possible.

    b. Overwhelm the system with fraudulent registrations using multiple entries of the same name, names of deceased, random names from the phone book, even contrived names.

    c. Make the system difficult to police by lobbying for minimal identification standards.

    3. ACORN committed the worst case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State according to its Secretary of State Sam Reed: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003806904_webvotefraud26m.html

    If you knew ACORN people then I have no doubt the people you knew were fine. Evidently, it is some of the ACORN people you did not know that are the problem.

  • wbboei

    The individuals who are taking a stand in the new black panthers case need to be commended. Watched all that has been posted here and searched FOX but I have seen no mention of the fact that bambi had the new black panthers on his website til he got a little heat
    —————————-
    I agree Henry. And notice that unlike McCrystal, Adams resigned before he spoke out.

  • wbboei

    I am sure that the Ad people who designed the “O” logo where high five-ing each other for their cleverness. Now those signs are just a reminder of the failed President living at 1600 Penn. Ave.
    ——————————————————————–
    Those Madison Ave geniuses failed to realize that the letter O is easily mistaken for the number zero. Especially when the man to whom it refers has failed to deliver what he promised. So perhaps they were not as clever as they thought they were. Or, as the British say, they were too clever by the halves.

  • wbboei

    said 62 percent of Colorado Hispanics favor a law like Arizona’s.
    ——————————————————–
    They are smart people. Not at all what the democrat strategists like Harvard trained Chris Van Hollen were banking on. Notwithstanding his vaunted Harvard degree Chrissie boy is a dummy.

  • henry

    Anyone know how to use the way back machine or whatever the thing is called where you can find things scrubbed on the internet.
    In an arguement about the fact that waffles had the new black panthers on his website during the primaries and only took it off due to pressure. kool aid drinking friend insists it never was the case. Will be the proverbial straw when I prove it as for reasons I don’t understand the holder dismissal filled her with rage and she is a life long ACLU card carrying uber liberal.

  • wbboei

    “It would seem to me that dismissal of that case — after default has been entered and where video evidence exists — is a highly unusual decision that is worthy of congressional oversight.”
    ——————————————————————-
    BREAKING: A Third Former DOJ Official Steps Forward to Support J. Christian Adams (Updated)

    Several former DOJ employees have been in contact with Pajamas Media, interested in publicly supporting J. Christian Adams as he comes forward about the DOJ’s failure to enforce the country’s laws from a race-neutral perspective.

    These former DOJ employees have expressed a willingness to go on record regarding Adams’ professionalism, excellent performance, and outstanding record of enforcing the law without racial bias.

    Additionally, they would like to corroborate Adams’ statements about the DOJ.

    And perhaps — pay attention, DOJ press liaisons — offer their own accounts regarding the DOJ’s hostility to race-neutral law enforcement.

    Watch this space today, and over the next few days, for additional statements from former DOJ employees.

    First, here is Asheesh Agarwal. From 2006-2008, Asheesh Agarwal served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division. In that position, Agarwal supervised the Division’s Voting Section, which included Adams, and worked directly with Adams on several matters. Agarwal is currently an attorney in private practice.

    During his tenure with the Department of Justice’s Voting Section, J. Christian Adams was a model attorney who vigorously enforced federal voting rights laws on behalf of all voters, without respect to race or ideology. Mr. Adams was also one of the most productive and successful voting attorneys in recent memory.

    His victories include two cases on behalf of African-American voters under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, two cases on behalf of white voters under Section 2, and six cases on behalf of Hispanic voters under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. He also brought and won three cases on behalf of military voters. Having worked closely with Mr. Adams for several years, I can attest to the unsurpassed quality of his character, judgment, and commitment to the cause of civil rights on behalf of all Americans.

    – Asheesh Agarwal

    UPDATE: Mark Corallo, former Department of Justice director of public affairs, submits a statement to Pajamas Media:

    As the Department of Justice director of public affairs under Attorney General John Ashcroft, I witnessed the hostility of the “career” Civil Rights Division attorneys firsthand.

    Internal disagreements over policy routinely became matters for the press, via leaks to reporters or leaks to Democrat members of Congress. They had no compunction about breaking the ethical requirement of attorneys to keep those internal deliberations confidential.

    I am not surprised that the Department is attacking J. Christian Adams. The Civil Rights Division attorneys have no interest in the rule of law as written and passed by Congress — the New Black Panther case is glaring proof that the Division has an agenda. If Congress was truly interested in oversight, there would be hearings on this case and others.

    J. Christian Adams did the honorable thing in resigning and speaking out.

    Democrats constantly complained about the lack of oversight when Republicans were the majority party in Congress. Can any reasonable person imagine the Democrats ignoring a case of blatant violations of the Voting Rights Act (captured on video) brought by career Civil Rights Division attorneys being dismissed by a Republican attorney general?

    Any veteran of the Justice Department should be outraged.

    UPDATE: Robert Driscoll was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 2001-03. He is now an attorney in private practice:

    When I served as chief of staff and deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division under John Ashcroft, I became familiar with the internal politics of the Division, and am therefore not surprised by the accounts of J. Christian Adams describing the New Black Panther voting case.

    While I met many excellent lawyers in the Division dedicated to the rule of law, too many of the the career staff (a term never to be confused with “apolitical”) viewed the role of the Civil Rights Division as simply that of a government-funded advocacy group whose responsibility was to work on behalf of favored political and agenda-driven constituencies — and not to neutrally apply the law (as written by Congress, and interpreted by the courts) to the facts.

    In contrast, as a private attorney I encountered J. Christian Adams (and other voting section members, including then Chief Christopher Coates and Deputy Chief Tim Mellett) while handling a voting rights matter against the DOJ. Adams and the rest of the team acted professionally and consistent with their understanding of the law and facts. While I disagreed with Mr. Adams and the DOJ team on some matters of interpretation, I could not have told you the political views of Mr. Adams or any of the attorneys I encountered based on my interaction with them.

    Moreover, the position taken by Mr. Adams in that case was certainly not pushing any conservative agenda, as the suit sought to increase African-American representation on an elected body (based on ambiguous evidence of vote dilution) and resulted in the adoption of a voting plan designed to enhance the ability of minority voters to influence the outcome of elections.

    While it is certainly within the authority of the senior levels of the DOJ Civil Rights Division to make the final litigation decision on any case, including the New Black Panther matter, it would seem to me that dismissal of that case — after default has been entered and where video evidence exists — is a highly unusual decision that is worthy of congressional oversight. While some may cast such oversight in partisan terms, it need not be.

    The video of the defendants in the Black Panther matter was seen by millions. While most have not studied civil rights law or the Voting Rights Act in detail, viewers of the video assume that the kind of conduct shown in the video is inappropriate at a polling place. A lawsuit was filed by experienced voting rights lawyers at DOJ to remedy the situation and prevent such future conduct. And yet the case was dismissed voluntarily by the DOJ (after a shift in administration), a result that seems — at a visceral level — strange to anyone who has seen the video.

    The detailed testimony of the decision-makers (not the subsequent appointee who was not around at the time of the decision) would be enlightening and educational. If the dismissal of the case against the Black Panthers was a result of political influence (as Mr. Adams alleges — an allegation that does not seem far-fetched, based on my experience), that is important to know. Political decisions can have political consequences and one can imagine there would be consequences if a political appointee “weighed in” on behalf of a fringe group like the New Black Panthers. But even if the DOJ is correct that no political influence played a role, oversight is perhaps even more important.

    If this is indeed the view of senior career DOJ staff — that after reviewing the facts of the New Black Panther case and the video, current laws against voter intimidation provide no ability for the DOJ to properly bring an action against the New Black Panther members shown on video and mentioned in the lawsuit — then Congress needs to have a conversation with Attorney General Holder about whether the problem lies with the Voting Rights Act itself, or with those whose job it is to enforce it.

  • turndownobama

    henry,

    I remember that Obama had some sort of site where any supporter could start a forum or sub-site of their own. mybarackobama or something like that.

    I think that was where the NBP had their page.

  • henry

    turndown
    It was on his official campaign site.
    I remember it, but actually need to show the actual page to a friend. It works very well for my argument if any group could sign up. Because then I can say he wasn’t even monitoring his most significant resource. He was a bumblef*ck then and he is now. My very liberal friend is beyond enraged. We rarely discuss politics but she brought the disaster in chief up to me. Disaster in chief hmm DIC(k).

  • turndownobama

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/07/07/climategate.email.review/index.html?hpt=Sbin

    London, England (CNN) — An independent report released Wednesday into the leaked “Climategate” e-mails found no evidence to question the “rigor and honesty” of scientists involved.
    [....]
    The seven-month review, led by Muir Russell, found scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) did not unduly influence reports detailing the scale of the threat of global warming produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
    “We went through this very carefully and we concluded that these behaviors did not damage our judgment of the integrity, the honesty, the rigor with which they had operated as scientists,” Russell said.
    [....]
    In March, a British parliamentary committee cleared Jones of hiding or manipulating data. A separate review in April by Lord Oxburgh found no evidence of impropriety, but said the scientists involved in the e-mails had been disorganized.
    Climate scientist Michael Mann, who was referred to in Jones’ email about “Mike’s Nature trick,’ said he hoped Wednesday’s report would put the “bogus, manufactured scandal behind us.”
    “Human-caused climate change is a reality, and it’s about time we get on to a meaningful discussion about what to do about it,” he said.
    In early July, Mann was cleared of any wrongdoing relating to the e-mails in a separate investigation by Penn State University. Mann is best known for creating the Hockey Stick graph, a record of temparatures over the past 1,000 years showing a sharp uptick at the start of the 20th century.
    [....]
    Brian Hoskins, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at London’s Imperial College said: “It seems to me that we’ve had a lot of reviews, and yet again the science has come out as remarkably robust.

  • henry

    turndown
    The weather has been insufferable on the east coast for a few days. Yes something needs to be done to lessen our footprints. But that fat pig gore and any number of music stars crying save the world need to examine their own lifestyles. A 70 year old retired couple who did the right thing their entire lives should not be punished with life threatenning heat. Those on fixed incomes will be hardest hit by fat ass gore making billions buying and selling.

  • turndownobama

    henry
    It was on his official campaign site.
    I remember it, but actually need to show the actual page to a friend.

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

    I’m trying to remember. I think I saw it discussed and/or quoted at Taylor Marsh’s “Hot Topics” at the time they were bumped from Obama’s site. She has changed her site and a quick search of her “In the news” didn’t find New Black Panthers.

    If you have the date, you can use Google’s “Show options / Specific date range” to find stories about it elsewhere and maybe some screen shots (at FreeRepublic etc?).

  • turndownobama

    henry
    The weather has been insufferable on the east coast for a few days. Yes something needs to be done to lessen our footprints.

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

    I’m glad you agree on that fact.

  • henry

    turn
    read it saw it myself but now it is not there
    tried google/yahoo/bing
    nada
    a few stories which reference the existence but no links to the new black panthers on his sight
    pisses me off

  • turndownobama

    Black Panther / Obama seems like the sort of thing the FreeRepublic or other right wing sites would keep evidence of. You might even post there and ask them.

  • henry

    turn
    I recycle, bike when I can, carry my own bags to the grocery store, use a fan unless the heat is oppressive, I confess to buying water but I buy the office type where the same bottle is reused
    So tell me does fat man gore do any of the same things?
    To be petty I am 5’10 and weigh 150. Gore weighs a lot me and thus consumes more. A lot more. Bog fat molester man creates a whole lot of earthly damage by his existence.

  • turndownobama

    Hm, I wonder if dailypuma.com goes back that far. The webmaster is very savvy, might help.

  • henry

    It is just unbelievable if you type in obama new black panthers you get hits but then when you click on them you get its website but an empty page.

  • turndownobama

    I recycle, bike when I can, carry my own bags to the grocery store, use a fan unless the heat is oppressive,

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

    I think that stuff is a waste of your energy. If it saves gasoline, that just makes gasoline cheaper for the SUVs.

    I think you should be comfortable and use your time and energy to promote development of clean energy projects (wind, solar, etc).

  • henry

    Wind?
    Really? I have a trailer parked in the woods in the middle of nowhere. Wind turbines devastated the bird life. Screwing up the ecosystem in a big way. Near Somerset, PA and five years ago at dusk you could sit outside and watch hubdred of thousands of bats shortly after dusk. Today it does not exist. Wind mills take a very significant toll on the ecosystrm. I have seen it. Energy tax cripples the elderly, When bono or sting or gore gives 100% of their ill gotten revenues to a legitimate cause i will listen to them. As it is I hear do as I say not as I do.

  • admin

    Henry, here are a bunch of links from our comments which reference the Black Panthers. Many of these comments have links to articles, some of which appear to have what you are looking for. As a bonus, a video from the comments. :)

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/03/31/lawyers-guns-and-money/#comment-131466

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/03/19/barack-obama-god-damn-florida-god-damn-michigan/#comment-119022

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/03/18/barack-obama-proven-liar-and-hypocrite/#comment-118645

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/03/14/god-damn-america-again/#comment-115403

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/06/14/meet-the-hypocrites/#comment-176873

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/06/14/meet-the-hypocrites/#comment-176867

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/05/13/west-virginia-make-hillary-44/#comment-160562

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/04/23/pennsylvania-thunders-make-hillary-clinton-44/#comment-146782
    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/10/06/mccain-palin-big-media-and-obama-race-to-november/#comment-212659

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2009/05/29/let-them-eat-cake/#comment-251558
    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2009/05/29/let-them-eat-cake/#comment-251557

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2009/05/29/let-them-eat-cake/#comment-251553

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/11/06/baracks-world/#comment-221614

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/11/03/deliver-us-from-evil/#comment-220546

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/11/03/deliver-us-from-evil/#comment-220545

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/11/01/big-media-fails-to-warn-america-about-barack-obama/#comment-219916

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2009/07/23/jeremiah-wright-obama-race-baits-at-stupid-press-conference/#comment-257435

  • Shadowfax

    CNN: 128 BP oil cleanup workers sickened in Louisiana; Told not to go to public hospitals (VIDEO)
    By oilflorida, on July 7th, 2010
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    Sanjay Gupta, CNN, July 6, 2010:

    Might BP be trying to hide the risk to cleanup workers? …

    Louisiana’s Health Department has reported 128 cleanup workers who have been sickened.

    State clinics are telling us something else as well, that cleanup workers are being told to report to BP’s own health clinic on Grand Isle, not to go to state facilities.



    posted on PUMApac

  • henry

    Wow admin
    a big thank you
    will suffer through them, but what I want which may very well be there is an actual screen shot of the DIC’s(disaster in chief)website having the vile hateful group and thus legitimizing the panther movement. Couple that with the cracker statements and I can detox a few. Fact is he had them on his website for weeks. They are a hateful evil group. Saying he wasn’t aware of their support only makes him look like more of an ass as he claimed to be able to manage.

  • admin

    Henry, one of the comments (we did a quick search and did not read them in too much depth – although they are fun to read and it is sort of interesting to see who posted what comment and what was going on at the time) appears to say it has a link to a screen shot of the Obama website with the Black Panther stuff.

  • henry

    Okay here is how the Gulf fiasco ruins a lot of lives.
    I have a friend who has been running a restaurant for twenty years. I can best describe the place as a Ray’s Pizza meets a London fish and chips joint meets a New Orleans dive. Very odd place in an outer borough– I think Elmhurst but I may be wrong. Anywho the guy who owned and operated the glorified hole in the wall just told me he has to shutter, Seafood cost has gone up and he foresees it only getting worse. Also told me he sells a ton of catfish and he couldn’t get a written guarentee that his stuff even with the new price was farm raised and tested. The man is a good egg. His tiny spot had bookshelves all over the place which were free for the taking. The guy would go into Manhattan and find a person selling book on the street and buy the whole lot to then give them away in his place.

    Anywho he sold a ton of catfish and shrimp po’ boys. Each one was two meals for 4.99, New prices he says he just cannot do it and stay open. He doesn’t want to sell a ten dollar sandwhich in Queens.

    I think we are going to see a lot more of this. Disgusting on two levels. The first being that it sucks the ecosystem is being devasted and the second being it will kill eradicate small restaurants that can’t buy collectively from europe.
    SAD

  • admin

    Henry, this comment has a link to a screenshot of what you want. Go to the comment, click on the link.

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2008/05/13/west-virginia-make-hillary-44/#comment-160562

    which has this:

    http://noquarterusa.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/pantherssite.jpg

  • henry

    Admin
    Thankyou.
    Mission accomplished. Strange cause my kool-aid friend is one of the greatest human beings I have ever known. Like so many she just wanted to believe. Seeing her deflated gives me no joy and being a bit of a small person I was relishing the opportunity to say I told you so not at all how I feel.

    Out of curiosity do you remember the name of the gay hispanic young man who posted regularly during the primaries? I think he was going to school in Indiana? He was extremely passionate and taking the little stroll down memory lane provided by your links made me think of him and others– Idunn, Spacegirlart, Pulchritude, Okieatty, dija et al,

  • turndownobama

    admin,

    Is there an easy way that we can search the comments in the archives?

  • turndownobama

    henry,

    If there are real problems with the current wind turbines, then we should be working for better ones.

    Economizing on our own gas and electricity is a trap. The world problem will not be solved that way. Incremental ‘saving energy’ won’t solve it. The other people will just use up all the energy we ‘save’.

    The only thing that will solve the problem is more use of clean energy, more clean energy projects, more development of projects that don’t have these claimed problems.

  • henry

    admin
    i kick myself for in advertantly deleting what was probably the most brilliant email I have ever rec’d.

    I got it over two years ago from someone on something awful. I had made the mistake of posting my email. Well I got this piece aboput instrucyions for suicie. It was brilliant like a backwords version of ‘I Might as wll Live”. Cruel but funny as hell. Damn i wish i had saved it

  • henry

    turndown
    gotta say I admire you for sticking to your guns.
    I just loathe gore and find the cult resulting from his being a little more disturbing.
    Affluent kids dpending their juvenescence exploring Europe telling the elderly they need to not use their air conditioning disturbs me.

  • jeswezey

    From nomobama: “From the above article that I posted, there is no mystery as to why more Europeans emigrate to America than vice versa. They are voting with their feet. As for the Americans who want a socialist type system, maybe they should consider evening out the population shuffle by emigrating to Europe. They might just become happier people, and the US could then follow a bit more fiscally conservative path.”

    The article you posted is written by a “European” who has made the choice you wish to believe in yourself. We should remember that the Brits consider themselves to be only marginally “European”, and that they have special incentives for emigrating to the US, not the least of which is that they speak our language better than we do.

    We should also realize that there is indeed an emigration in the opposite direction, ie to Europe. In Michael Moore’s “Sicko”, you get to see some American emigrants, who are ashamed when they think of their friends back home because of the privileges they enjoy. I came to meet a few of these American émigrés myself in France where, while not French citizens, they were actively involved in the politics of the cities where they lived, alongside Arab, black African, Latin American and Asian immigrants. There are currently more than 500,000 Americans living in France alone. Germany also has a large US population.

    I repeat that the European Union, and the western part of it in particular, is a role model and pole of immigration for people around the world because of the way it integrates people of widely varying cultures into a peaceful whole where democracy works, and where human rights exist because a significant effort is made to afford respect and dignity to the lowest common denominator. That is socialism.

    Your idea that disgruntled Americans should emigrate to Europe where “they might just become happier people” thus has a great deal of wisdom in it. This is exactly what I did in 1972. Before I left for France, I was working three part-time jobs and earning $80 a week. I had a Masters degree but could find no other work and had to live with my parents in the NYC suburbs, so I didn’t have to pay room or board. But I remember a quarter of my income was spent just commuting (by bus or car), and I remember one $270 hospital bill for a 5-minute operation to remove an abscess from my back. I saved up any income that was not spent on alcohol and cigarettes, and after two years I was able to pay my way to France.

    There, I got a minimum-wage teaching job that left me half the week free. The minimum wage at the time was about FRF 1600 per month, which corresponded to a little less than what I had been earning in NYC. But on this salary, I got to live in one of the world’s greatest cities, where I could miraculously pay my own room and board. I went to restaurants almost every day; movies too; I bought (and read) a lot of books; and I had a full month paid vacation every year, when I traveled throughout France and neighboring countries. I traveled on weekends too. I had my appendix removed. I went out a lot, making long-lasting friendships not only with French people but with the many nationalities living in France from Viet Nam (the Vietnam war was not over yet), north Africa (including Algeria), west Africa, Chile (Allende has many streets named after him in France), Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, but also from the sequestered parts of Europe – Portugal (Salazar), Spain (Franco), Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria. The Russians came only after the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years later. With all the invites and outings, I burned up the whole minimum wage each month and always had a problem paying the income tax the following year; but I was on top of the world and intended never to come back to the US. As Josephine Baker once said, “When I think of America, I get a headache.”

    My point is that money can always make a difference, but happiness cannot be bought. Your Brit claims that France would rank just ahead of West Virginia in terms of GDP (which is a grossly false claim); but I also know West Virginia, which I find to be one of the most beautiful states in the Union. The people there may be poor in terms of GDP, but that doesn’t stop them from being hospitable, friendly, a little crazy to my city boy’s mindset but with underlying common sense and solidarity, and a love of their state that will always make them homesick if ever they have to “emigrate”.

    France inspires this same kind of solidarity in its people. There was a very popular song in the 70s, “Je reviendrai mourrir en France” (I’ll come back to die in France), which reflected contemporary historians’ remarks that France had lost its far-flung empire because she was unable to populate it – “The French don’t emigrate”, and they don’t emigrate because they are well off at home – they think that their little “hexagon” is the closest thing to heaven on earth, and they have felt this way even in the miseries of the Revolution, the poverty of the 19th century, the struggles with the Catholic church, the life-and-death struggle of the Great War, the shipwreck of the second war, and the wars in Indochina and Algeria.

    With their binary language and Cartesian mindset, the French have a special talent for computer programming. So, exceptionally, during the late 80s and throughout the 90s, hundreds of the best mathematical minds in France were recruited for work in Silicon Valley, where every company had its “French geniuses”. But just this year, this miniature emigration flow has started to reverse itself. These geniuses are starting to come back. They complain about the tax on wealth in France, and are accepting lower salaries, but they are coming back anyway. There’s something of Quebec’s “Je me souviens” in this.

    By contrast, the Brits have long been willing to forsake their god-forsaken country, which is the biggest reason they were able to remain so traditional at home and populate an enormous empire, including the US. I assert that this is one root cause of your Brit’s desertion of his home country, which he falsely claims as “European”, and his newfound loyalty to the US versus the Europe he does not know.

    Of course, Clive Crook’s article purportedly discusses the “economic model” only, and here I am talking about cultural things. But Marx rightly claimed that culture and economy are intimately bound together, and this is one claim of his that modern economists credit him for.

    As for the substance of Crook’s remarks, I take exception to nearly all of it, especially but not solely for its relevance to his “economic” assertions. Just some examples:

    He takes Mankiw’s word for it that “living standards in the United States are much higher on average than in Europe, as measured by per capita income.” The problem with this is that per capita income, compared exchange rate calculation, has almost nothing to do with living standard, because living standard depends on how much you can buy of what things with your resources, and “what” you buy varies enormously from one culture to another. My own experience of going to restaurants almost every day in France on a minimum wage, while I could afford a French restaurant in NYC only once in the 3 years I spent there, is a case in point. Alternatively, the only American restaurant (what’s that?) in Paris at that time was a McDonald’s on rue de Berry. It cost less than half of what French restaurants cost then, for roughly equivalent calories, but its only customers were foreign tourists. The French, rich or poor, simply preferred their own restaurants and were willing to pay for them. This is a matter of culture trumping economics.

    Crook goes on to cite Mankiw’s comparison of living standard by per capita income and, on the same reasoning as above, I say it is all bullshit.

    Crook further makes Mankiw’s “surprising” point that productivity is higher in Europe than in the US. I think this is “surprising” only for him. The Europeans, as I stated in a previous posting, are making headway through the arduous path of competitiveness through innovation, quality and increased productivity. This is how Germany, with its higher wages, is able to export to the rest of Europe and the world. Germany has even overtaken France in agricultural exports.

    Crook cites Krugman, critically, who urgers “readers to trust their eyes more than dry statistics… Don’t people seem well off in London, Paris, and Frankfurt, he asks?” Indeed, I side with Krugman against crook here. Statistics are indeed dry, and they are misleading too, especially when you use them ignorantly to prove that living standard depends solely on per capita income. Crook would have us look not at the sumptuous lifestyle of the rich Parisian, but at the eyesores of northern suburbs of Paris. However, while these eyesores and social ills do exist past, the French are trying to do something about them and it is a concerted effort of several ministries, not just a matter of throwing money at the problem or, worse still, ignoring it. I assert that these latter “solutions” are the American way.
    On the momentum of his previous ignorant statements, Crook asserts: “If America’s living standards suddenly descended to Europe’s, rather than the other way round, it would be a calamity that would make the country’s present economic difficulties look trivial.” My reaction to this is, America’s living standards are indeed descending, perhaps not as “suddenly” as Crook would like, and Europe’s main concern is to avoid joining the US in its tailspin.

    Now, Crook makes so many ignorant assertions based on his original difficulty of understanding living standard, that it’s hard to keep up with him when he beings fantasizing about how “euro-optimism is out of style” and what “the Europeans” think of this and that, and about themselves.

    Before dealing his final blows, Crook does give European socialism some credit but then recommences his attack with the ridiculous counter-truth “many of Europe’s countries are socially divided” and that “the United States binds its people together more harmoniously than most European countries do.” “The idea of America, with its emphasis on individualism and the market, is a remarkably powerful unifier. This is a paradox that social democrats need to ponder.” I can tell Mr. Crook that social democrats don’t need any lessons about how glorious deregulated markets would be for the high-flying capitalist class, nor about the dangers of the unbridled freedom that passes for individualism in the US.

  • turndownobama

    henry,

    Of course we should all use airconditioning and drive and be comfortable. We need our strength and health and time to fight — politically and in other ways — for cleaner energy projects. The only way to solve the problem is to develop technology and infrastructure that will make clean energy cheaper than dirty energy.

  • jeswezey

    turndownobama
    “If there are real problems with the current wind turbines, then we should be working for better ones.” Exactly.
    “Economizing on our own gas and electricity is a trap. The world problem will not be solved that way. Incremental ’saving energy’ won’t solve it. The other people will just use up all the energy we save.”

    Yes, but energy savings are still savings. The new halogen light bulbs save 40% or more in energy and last up to 10 years, which amortizes the investment. They’re a worthwhile investment, even if “the other people” don’t take advantage of it. Ditto house insulation in temperate climates.

    “The only thing that will solve the problem is more use of clean energy, more clean energy projects, more development of projects that don’t have these claimed problems.”

    Yes, and don’t forget that we’re a decade behind the (damned) Europeans again in this field. Siemens made €23B in total sales to clean energy projects in 2009, almost all of it in exports to the EU and worldwide. We’re lagging behind seriously. If we have wind turbine problems, we’d better solve them fast, because Siemens is selling huge wind farms to Denmark and England, which is the world’s largest wind market.

  • jeswezey

    “The only way to solve the problem is to develop technology and infrastructure that will make clean energy cheaper than dirty energy.”

    Yes, but the technology has already been with us for a while and clean energy is already cheaper than dirty energy. The problem is how we view the cost of the infrastructure. Dubya looked at the cost of clean-energy infrastructure compared with the ongoing profits reaped by dirty energy sources and declared that the cost of clean energy would “ruin the economy”.

    Either Dubya was a fool (is there any doubt about that?) or he was too tied into oil industry profits (is there any doubt about that either?). Clean energy infrastructure is not a cost. It is an investment, and the difference between costs and investment should be perfectly clear to anyone with business sense or expeience.

    Most investment, and this kind of investment anyway, creates jobs in the immediate, medium and long term. This is why I can declare that Hillary would have spurred investment in clean energies immediately upon taking office. She had been talking about it all during the campaign, even after she lost, and when she became Secy of State, she preached the good word to the China and India, winning both countries over to the clean energies venture on the sole merits of the smart investment argument.

    It would have been a good way to jump-start the US economy in early 2009. It would have given investors something worthwhile to invest their bailout money in, instead of handing out millions to their failed directors and playing more gambling on Wall Street.

    Instead, o decided to waste his $787 B on roads and bridges, which were investments worthy of the 1950s, when America needed those infrastructures and they could be paid for by a gasoline tax. In the dire straits we are in, the US simply does not need more roads and bridges to nowhere, so our children will be footing the bill for something we don’t even need. Furthermore, this unwise “investment” had to be distributed to the states proportionally to population, which is absolutely ridiculous even if you think this kind of investment was necessary.

    Clean energy investment, on the other hand, could not have been proportional to the states by population. For example, most of the wind farms we could build would run north-south down the central US where there is a lot of wind and very few people. Then the electricity would be sold to highly populated states. Solar energy, on the other hand, only makes sense in the southern half of the US. Housing insulation is more important in the northern half. High-efficiency appliances are a valid investment everywhere.

    This kind of investment, furthermore, does not have to be undertaken everywhere by the federal government. The wind farms in Denmark and England, for example, are paid for by local electricity utilities. There are varying levels of government involvement in utilities in Denmark and England; but in any case they are not government ventures and the farms are not being built on a government subsidy or handout.

    In the US, this kind of jump-start to clean energy investment could easily be prompted by Fed cajoling and organization. It can be done today and would have been a lifesaver if it had been done in 2009. As a private investment, it does not call for government money, but just decisive action. o’s level of decisive action is typified by the oil spill and all the rest. The WH is in lackadaisical hands, and that is all that is stopping us from going into clean energy.

  • Mormaer

    The key paragraph in the Fox news story about ex-Justice employee Adams is “But as the investigation unfolded, he said he discovered “indications” that the Black Panther Party was doing the “same thing” to supporters of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary season in early 2008. He urged the commission to pursue testimony from other Justice officials to corroborate his story.” This is just starting and perhaps the primary rigging is going to come to light. Rig the primary and caucuses, run off challengers with scandal or threats, refuse to fund them or threaten those who might is the Chicago way. Give the voters no choice. The Obot blogs are having fits over this and are not even making sense in their defense of this criminal behavior.

  • moononpluto

    Devil in the detail, Bambi’s numbers continue to plummet with Rassmussen today (only 36% approval with indies with Rasmussen following yesterday’s Gallup poll of indies 38% approval)

    Overall, 36% say that the president is doing a good or an excellent job when it comes to the economy. Fifty percent (50%) give him poor marks in this area. It’s the first time his poor rating has hit the 50% mark.

    On national security issues, 39% give the president good or excellent marks while 40% say poor.

    Most Americans are not willing to pay higher taxes to prevent layoffs of government employees. Most are also unwilling to pay higher taxes to maintain entitlement programs for low-income Americans, to provide more money for education, or to put more police and firefighters on the payroll. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe higher taxes are bad for the economy.

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 26% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17

    Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove. Those figures include Approval from 80% of Democrats and Disapproval from 86% of Republicans. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 36% Approve and 63% Disapprove.

    This is really starting to move into sinkhole territory.

  • wbboei

    Among those not affiliated with either major party, 36% Approve and 63% Disapprove.
    ———————————–
    Moon: FOX polls on this important subject, i.e. independent support for Obama, seem to lag 6 months behind. Yesterday, I saw something that said the independents had turned away from Obama by only a point or two, whereas what you posted here looks more like the truth based on what I see, and the assumption that independents do not support a corrupt and inept president, even though dimocrats obviously do.

    The relevant point here, i.e. that 80% of the democrats supposedly favor him, despite the disasters which follow in his wake, mirror the Republican support for Bush late in his tenure. It got down to 26% as I recall, after a series of disasters and continuous attacks by a deranged big media that once loved him. If by then 29% of the electorate were registered republicans then his approval rating within his party was 90%, which is part and parcel of the same phenomenon. The other thing to remember is that where Mr. Obama is concerned, a number of people have left the party in protest over his corruption and failure to serve the interests of this country.

    But the big factor is that this 80% figure is merely a generic democratic vote–a yellow dog vote you might call it. If Hillary threw her hat in the ring at the right time, it is highly unlikely that Obama could keep one third of that number given his track record of failure, the losses in November, the worsening of the economy, and the pervasive fear that he will take the party down with him in 2012.

  • turndownobama

    jeswezey ,

    Thanks for very good sense and good info well put.

    turndown said:
    “The only way to solve the problem is to develop technology and infrastructure that will make clean energy cheaper than dirty energy.”

    jeswezey said:
    Yes, but the technology has already been with us for a while and clean energy is already cheaper than dirty energy. The problem is how we view the cost of the infrastructure. [....] Clean energy infrastructure is not a cost. It is an investment, and the difference between costs and investment should be perfectly clear to anyone with business sense or expeience.

    turndown says:
    You’re right, I was over-simplifying. What I mean is that to really solve the problem of oil use, we need to develop the clean tech and the infrastructure such that using clean is BY ANY CALCULATIONS clearly cheaper. Cheaper TODAY at the pump (or the charging station) as well as in the larger longrange picture. Ie meeting all Bush’s objections and any rational objections as well. ;-)

    Sorry I’m still not being very clear. You’re right about insulation too, but imo we individuals shouldn’t have to scrimp and cramp our own lifestyle to pay for it; better to invest our time making it cheaper etc.

  • wbboei

    The key paragraph in the Fox news story about ex-Justice employee Adams is “But as the investigation unfolded, he said he discovered “indications” that the Black Panther Party was doing the “same thing” to supporters of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary season in early 2008. He urged the commission to pursue testimony from other Justice officials to corroborate his story.” This is just starting and perhaps the primary rigging is going to come to light. Rig the primary and caucuses, run off challengers with scandal or threats, refuse to fund them or threaten those who might is the Chicago way. Give the voters no choice. The Obot blogs are having fits over this and are not even making sense in their defense of this criminal behavior.
    ———————————
    Mormaer: I agree. Thank god that now somebody is beginning to connect the dots, someone besides just us here. It is interesting to see how a number of accomplished democrats who were John Kennedy liberals voted for McCain. Bartels Bull is merely the latest example. This Obama is far outside the realm of traditional democratic thinking and values. Put differently, he has on interest in those values. He is a Trojan Horse for the global elites. But too many people are oblivious to this, are seduced by the marketing campaign and buy only the brand. This is how Hitler rose to power. That is one question we can now stop asking. We see the same phenomenon playing itself out here today, with Mr. Obama. This included of course the propaganda ministery known as big media.

  • JanH

    Mormaer
    July 8th, 2010 at 8:34 am
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    Exactly. And which obama thugs pressured the department to drop the case. The only reason for dropping it is to protect the their annoited one. This would be a scandal of huge proportions.

    Only problem is, everyone knows it happened and on a wide scale. And yet we are all supposed to turn a blind eye to it. The media could run with this, should have run with it at the time. The DNC should have protected Hillary and ALL VOTERS. Hillary should have been potus and was robbed.

  • wbboei

    Dr. Kalid Abdul Mohammed will probably show up as an Obama Czar in Obama’s second term. Any sane person thinking about pulling the lever for Obama needs to ponder that possibility. That is not as strange as it seems. As Cardozo said, there is a tendency of ideas to expand themselves to the limits of their logic, and here the idea of black liberation theology which was embedded in Obama’s brain by the Reverend Wright is having its day in the sun. Do not be surprised if the vote goes against Obama in 2012 and we see once again a burning of our cities. This was very much a concern in the late 1960′s for those of us who are old enough to recall. And because he is controlled by Soros, it is important to note that election protests and mass marches were deployed by his forces in eastern Europe to reverse election results which they did not like. If you throw in the race demagogues you have in this country like Al Sharpton who make baseless charges against innocent people, the combustible elements are definitely present, especially in an economy where there are no jobs and no safety nets. In sum, if Obama loses, it is highly unlikely that he will go away gently. We shall see.

  • JanH

    July 8, 2010

    Bill Clinton In Esquire: I’m Committing Next Three Years To Haiti

    Esquire’s August issue hits newsstands next week with a focus on “The Impossible,” which sounds like an apt description of rebuilding Haiti. The magazine sent writer Tom Chiarella to talk about the challenge with Bill Clinton, a man they refer to as “the ex-president and, for better or worse, the CEO of the leaderless nation.”

    In the interview, Clinton commits himself to spending three years trying to help the island nation. Among his quotes in the magazine …

    On his commitment:

    “I don’t want to be naive. It’s going to be a stretch. It’ll be hard, but I’m excited about it. Enough so that after a couple of heart incidents and being sixty-three years old, I am prepared to spend three years on it. They want the right things for their country.”
    On cleaning up the devastation:

    “You may have seen where someone said it may take us two and a half years to clean the rubble out of Port-au-Prince even if we had a thousand trucks all working round the clock, because of the volume of material… That’s premised on the assumption that the roads are bad, and we have to take the rubble out to centralized dumps and all that.” He shifts from one hip to the other, then sits forward. “So I got ‘em working on a thing now where they go into, let’s say, a two-square-block area, and let’s say there are twenty lots that are devastated. They collect all the rubble and store it right there on two or three lots, whatever you have to do. You clear the others out and let people rebuild by lottery…. We’re going to have to be clever, but if people can see the homes coming back, and if we could put many, many more people to work, I think that would make a huge difference.”
    On the people of Haiti:

    “You can’t forget there are people listening when you say you are going to do things, and I try not to overpromise. Mostly, I think people who have been worked over and messed around with, they kind of get it. Now, I also believe they could withdraw their support from me if they feel I don’t do anything. I wake up every day sick at heart that we aren’t doing more.”
    “Haitians have the incentive. They need organizational structure and the support to get things done. That’s what I’m trying to do: move things along. I want them to consider all their big alternatives. I want them to consider becoming a wireless country, consider becoming an energy-independent country. I want them to close their landfills, recycle everything, and use the rest for energy. Wouldn’t it be great if they became the first wireless nation in the world? They could, I’m telling you, they really could.”
    On where to start:

    “Then the health-care system needs to be built. I used to say rebuilt, but then I realized there really wasn’t one before,” he says. “Now I say built.” He pauses, and at that moment the muffled room demands a grandfather clock, something to emanate a giant tick. Any noise marking the movement of time. “We’ll have to rebuild the infrastructure,” he says, as if reminding someone at the back of the room. “We’ll have to rebuild the agriculture.”
    “You have to start where people live. In the camps, we need more sanitation and protection from blowdown. In the streets, we need more jobs. We need to begin reconstruction. Then do something on the education front that puts money into the hands of families so we can build an education together.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/08/bill-clinton-in-esquire-i_n_639051.html

  • JanH

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Debate Starts as Taxpayer Costs Pass $145 Billion

    By Lorraine Woellert and Rich Miller – Jul 8, 2010

    As the White House pushed for a Wall Street overhaul this year, Republicans hammered Democrats for ignoring two of the biggest problems in American finance: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    The government-backed mortgage giants have cost taxpayers $145 billion and counting. Now, with work on the 2,300-page financial-regulation bill all but complete, the Obama administration will soon turn to revamping the pair of institutions that own more than half of the nation’s $11 trillion in residential mortgages, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its July 12 issue. The political struggle could be long and bitter.

    Some Republicans in Congress contend that killing Fannie and Freddie is the only wise course. President Barack Obama is expected to advocate something closer to the rough consensus for moderate reform that is emerging among Washington lobbyists representing banking, real estate and consumer groups.

    Fannie and Freddie operated as shareholder-owned corporations that financed home loans with the tacit support of the federal government. When the housing market collapsed, so did Fannie and Freddie. They were formally seized by the Treasury Department in September 2008.

    Setting aside their occasional animosity, industry and consumer advocates say they share certain core goals on mortgage finance. Banks and builders by and large agree with representatives of home buyers that it’s in all of their interests to have the government continue to promote residential lending by encouraging what Fannie and Freddie have done for decades: buy mortgages and bundle them into securities for sale to investors.

    When it functions properly, the mortgage-backed securities market generates fresh cash that can be channeled back into additional affordable loans. The challenge is figuring out how to do this without the lax practices and open-ended federal commitment that left taxpayers on the hook for catastrophic losses in 2008.

    “There will be a government role in the market whether we like it or not,” predicts Phillip Swagel, an assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury under President George W. Bush.

    At the heart of the emerging consensus across industry and consumer lines is the preservation of the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. “People regard it as a right as Americans to get a 30-year, fixed-rate loan,” says Susan Woodward, former chief economist at the Housing and Urban Development Department and a founder of Sand Hill Econometrics, a research firm in Palo Alto, California.

    Insurance Fund

    To inject more caution into the system, Washington lobbyists working on housing-finance reform say that mortgage lenders who bundle loans into bonds should contribute to an insurance fund that would be available in case of calamity. The fund could be modeled on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which protects consumers from bank failures with a fund financed by lending institutions.

    Another step that would limit taxpayer exposure could be mandating that only the safest loans — such as those that include a down payment by the borrower and carry private mortgage insurance — would be bundled into government- guaranteed bonds marketed to investors. It will be important to strike a balance that doesn’t stifle innovation, argues Edward J. DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie.

    “We’ve got over 50 million homeowners with mortgages, and they represent all kinds of different financial conditions,” DeMarco adds. “We need to be a little bit careful about shoe- horning the entire country into one particular mortgage type.”

    Clearer Role

    The government’s role in the new system ought to be a lot clearer than it was in the past, according to industry and consumer advocates. Federal officials traditionally insisted that they had no legal obligation to stand behind Fannie and Freddie, even though investors assumed they would. When the market imploded, the Treasury stepped in, despite past disclaimers.

    Executives with the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors say that mortgage-backed securities that meet government standards should receive an explicit guarantee. Without it, they say, investors will balk at buying mortgage bonds, especially in times of economic distress.

    Government Backing

    “To have long-term investment in a 30-year fixed mortgage, you have to have some confidence that there is government backing,” says Paul Leonard, a lobbyist for the Financial Services Roundtable, whose members include JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corp., and BlackRock Inc.

    These industry-inspired proposals are less radical than some ideas emanating from Congress. During debate over the financial-services overhaul, Republicans offered dozens of amendments to abolish Fannie and Freddie, only to be rebuffed by Democrats. Led by Senator John McCain of Arizona and Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Republicans say that Fannie’s and Freddie’s competing missions — to serve shareholders and promote home-ownership among low-income households — drove the financial institutions to ruin. The Republicans want the government to abandon any role in housing finance.

    The Obama Administration and Democrats, including House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, insist that the government continue to promote homeownership. “We should not compromise any of our core policy goals in the decisions we make in structuring our housing finance system,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told Frank’s committee in April.

    One thing is for sure: The White House will not lack for advice on the future of Fannie, Freddie, and the housing market. “Everybody’s telling them, ‘Don’t do anything stupid,’” says Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America. “It’s easy to forget that this system worked awfully well for 75 years.” That is, until it didn’t.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2010-07-08/fannie-mae-freddie-mac-debate-starts-as-taxpayer-costs-pass-145-billion.html

  • moononpluto

    So can we expect a federal lawsuit against reliably-liberal Rhode Island any day now or at least a massive boycott campaign led by progressive organizations and city governments or a Govt intervention…. right?

    R.I. troopers embrace firm immigration role

    SCITUATE, R.I. — Rhode Island State Trooper Nuno Vasconcelos was patrolling Interstate 95 a few months ago when he came upon a two-car accident in heavy traffic. The trooper pulled up, stepped out of his cruiser, and asked one of the drivers for his license.

    The man said he did not have a license, and under questioning, confessed that he was here illegally from Guatemala.

    If the accident had happened 15 miles north in Massachusetts, the man would probably have been arrested for driving without a license, which carries a fine of up to $1,000 and 10 days in jail, then released pending an appearance in district court.

    But in Rhode Island, illegal immigrants face a far greater penalty: deportation.

    From Woonsocket to Westerly, the troopers patrolling the nation’s smallest state are reporting all illegal immigrants they encounter, even on routine stops such as speeding, to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2010/07/06/ri_troopers_embrace_firm_immigration_role/

  • wbboei

    Bill Clinton In Esquire: I’m Committing Next Three Years To Haiti
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    In code, I hope that means this: 2 bzy to hlp O.

    (Note: which is fine. After all when is the last time you saw a foreign born messiah ask for help. And messiahs never beg. It would violate the rules of the guild and besides it just isn’t done. His disciples oh they might ask on their own behalf to help the messiah. To which I say fuck the disciples. Help the people who deserve to be helped)

  • wbboei

    Somewhere in his writings, John Wigmore described the difference between the testimony adduced from your own witness on direct examination and the testimony adduced from an adverse witness on cross examination in these terms:

    Direct examination is like gunpowder– it does its work along a pre-determined line. Whereas cross examination is like dynamite–it rends in all directions.

    The testimony of Adams, and the other ex members of the justice department who have come forward to corroborate not only him, but the substance of his testimony is powerful, but it is like gunpowder.

    On the other hand, the testimony of Bartle is more powerful given his civil rights background, and the further fact that he is a former leader of the democratic party. Coming from him, those charges are like dynamite. They transcend party politics, serve the higher interests of justice, and rend in all directions, to those who have a love for this country.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Obama to stump for Dems, renew GOP jabs

    Obama will aim to energize their [Reid/Carnaham] supporters Thursday with a sharply partisan message he’s been honing of late. The man who pledged during his campaign to bridge partisan divides has begun playing into them as his party claws for political advantage. Obama’s been singling out individual Republican House members for comments he says show they care more about corporations than about people. And he’s trying to make it a referendum on the entire Republican party.
    h t t p://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/08/obama-stump-reid-mo-senate-hopeful/

    potus cannot allow Big Dawg to have all the glory … has to take charge of something now, doesn’t he? How about another campaign?

  • JanH

    MAJORITY OF DEMS AND INDEPENDANTS SAY HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD DUST HERSELF OFF & TRY AGAIN !


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  • wbboei

    Confloyd: it would appear that Steve Rosenbaum and Loretta King whose pictures appear on the frozen still in the above video were the “conduits” through whom orders were passed from higher authorities to deep six the black panther voter intimidation case. Most likely, those instructions came from Holder, and he got his marching orders on this matter from Mr. Obama who is on good terms with the black panther organization. Can you find any hard evidence of this through Muckety?

  • wbboei

    I would be interested to know a lot more about the background of both Rosenbaum and King–who they are, how they got there, what their associations are, etc.

  • wbboei

    Big media will cover this up as fast as they can to protect their investment. But that does not mean we should ignore it. We care about this country whereas big media does not.

  • NewMexicoFan

    When are all the commentators in Big Media going to be fired. After all they are in large part responsible for ths mess, and what has happened to the country. There comments are ignorant, and just plain wrong.

    The guy stepping out on the voting stuff is to be admired, and should become a commentator. After all, he had the guts and courage to leave his job and speak out for what was right. The commentators now employed have no guts and courage.

  • jbstonesfan

    Buyers remorse..unfortunately the Lemon Laws do not apply to politicians.

  • NewMexicoFan

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=175817

    They only investigate voting irregularities for minorities, not for whites.

  • basement angel

    I think the key thing with the New Black Panther party is that the guy is clearly bat-shit nuts. He’s clearly mentally ill in a big way.

    So, they have an injunction against him. What happens if he violates the injunction? What sentence was he facing before the charges were dropped? Do we know any of that?

  • turndownobama

    jeswezey,

    What I mean about incrementalism, using insulation as an example, is this.

    Suppose my wish is for 90% of all houses in the US to be insulated by 2025.
    Suppose I pay $50,000 to insulate my house right now with current materials, current prices, and no subsidies — then I live on beans, give up internet, and work 3 jobs to pay for it.

    This takes me out of action for anything else and only insulates one house, because hardly anyone else is going to follow my example.

    Otoh if I research, invest $10,000 in good small companies that are developing better insulation — that may produce a breakthrough that really WILL insulate 90% of US houses (including my own).

    And in the meantime I have resources to lobby, crusade, whatever, for other energy-related projects.

  • Shadowfax

    Last night, in the very wee hours, I watched a long video of a conference in DC covering the Gulf Oil gusher.

    This was a group made up of environmentalists, scientists, Gulf folks, etc.

    One guy who lives in the Gulf, told a story of a Gulf fisherman that had gone on his last fishing trip before the oil contaminated his little part of the ocean said, “I was out in open waters, knowing this would be my last fishing trip, maybe for a long time. A lone dolphin swam up along side my boat. I noticed oil was coming out of his blowhole. I turned my boat away from him, knowing that the fish would be less likely to be around a dolphin. A minute later, the dolphin came back and swam along side of my boat again…I had never had this happen before…”

    The man telling the story was so choked up he visibly had to fight back the tears.

    The reason I posted this story is to remind us of the suffering all these mammals, fish and wildlife are going though, (not to ask why the fisherman didn’t try to ‘help’ the dolphin).

  • Shadowfax

    The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed “Perfect Citizen” to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program.

    The surveillance by the National Security Agency, the government’s chief eavesdropping agency, would rely on a set of sensors deployed in computer networks for critical infrastructure that would be triggered by unusual activity suggesting an impending cyber attack, though it wouldn’t persistently monitor the whole system, these people said.

    ———-
    Drudge headliner

    And we all know we can trust the Government to make wise decisions on what makes a ‘Perfect Citizen’.

  • wbboei

    I just thought of the word we need to use to describe Mr. Obama. That word is………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. HIJACKER. .

  • henry

    Admin
    Thanks again for providing the proof about bambi and new black panthers.
    I had beaten my head against the wall trying to convince a friend that the one’s tactics were more tham myth. Strange when I tell people about everything that transpired during the primaries I am treast like pariah carey. Attorney friends tell me it never happenned. I am paranoid. Thanks to the peeps that shared their experience I can refute them.

    I believe the individuals who are taking a stand in the Philly case are heroes. A lot to loose but in this case i guess integrity trumps.

  • wbboei

    The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed “Perfect Citizen” to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program.

    The surveillance by the National Security Agency, the government’s chief eavesdropping agency, would rely on a set of sensors deployed in computer networks for critical infrastructure that would be triggered by unusual activity suggesting an impending cyber attack, though it wouldn’t persistently monitor the whole system, these people said.
    ——————————————
    Predictable: from what we wrote earlier on the Soros blueprint to achieve what Dingel called control of the American People. Of course nobody in big media bothered to probe what he meant. They were too distracted by Sarah hate:

    Step 9: Spy on Americans: Soros knows that information is power. Therefore he invested in a data mining company early in the game. In 2004, four operatives in the Dean Presidential Campaign founded a company called Blue States Digital to conduct online fundraising, communicating and organizing of support for political candidates and causes. In 2006 Soros became a client and finacier. Blue States worked closely with the Obama campaign. They sent out campaign emails to supporters with instructions to forward that email to five (5) like-minded people, and secretly monitored and recorded the email addresses to which the email was sent. In other words, the Obama campaign spied on its own supporters. See “How sneakily are Blue State Digital tracking NGO political campaign emails?”@ http://p10.hostingprod.com@spyblog.org.uk/blog/2009/01/26/are-blue-state-digital-tracking-ngo-campaign-emails.html.

    In the aftermath of 9/11 the Bush Administration began monitoring all email, fax and telephone, conversations throughout the world in real time with the NASA Supercomputer. The initial purpose of the monitoring was to detect key words which would indicate a present intention to commit a terrorist act. Later it was modified to monitor the emotional state. This amounted to a warrantless search. So the Patriot Act was changed to permit the monitoring but the evidence was inadmissible as fruits of the poisonous tree. The Administration was reluctant to acknowledge the existence of such activities and unwilling to proceed to court on cases where they would be exposed in pre-trial discovery. There is reason to believe that Blue States wrote a program to mine that information as well.

    During the primary Obama deplored the illegal spying on Americans, but when he got to the general election he switched gears. Mainstream media excused this as simply moving to the center. But the logical inference is that he wanted to continue spying on Americans for security reasons and political ones as well. This is evident in reversal on FISA, his refusal to prosecute 40% of the cases, and his ability to tailor messages in real time. For example, when the national chatter decried his Stimulus Plan as a slush fund he quickly renamed it a “Safety Net”. Likewise, when he was called weak and indecisive on Afghanistan, the New York Times headline was immediately changed to read “Obama Convening War Council and Entering Decision Making Phase. For a general discussion of the subject the following article will be helpful: (“Government Turning to Data Mining” @http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp/dyn/content/article/2006/06/14/AR2006061402063.html.)

    The relationship between Soros and Blue Digital is a continuing one. As noted above, Soros is bullish on Brazil and is heavily invested in its economy. He is also trying to insinuate himself into its political system. Thus, it is hardly surprising that Blue States Digital would be down there with now working for the labor candidate in that election. Do not be surprised if Soros is paying for this. Do not be surprised if they show up as players in the next Soros Revolution.

  • henry

    wbboei
    I am partial to Disaster in Chief– DIC(k)
    But I guess that is as insensitive as calling Pelousy a hole.
    I can’t win. A list of politically acceptable put downs would be most welcome.

  • JanH

    Shadowfax
    July 8th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    —————-
    It breaks my heart to hear stories like that. So much damage done already.

  • JanH

    Obama meets Netanyahu

  • wbboei

    ECONOMIC NUMBERS HURTING OBAMA

    By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

    Published on DickMorris.com on July 7, 2010

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    The increasing consensus that we are entering a “double dip” recession is seeping into the conventional wisdom, posing a further obstacle to Obama’s attempts to keep control of Congress. Even when the conventional wisdom was that the economy was slowly emerging from recession, the president was having his problems keeping Congress. But now that all indicators – from employment to housing to consumer confidence to the Dow – are trending downward, the task is likely to become even harder.

    The days are fading when Bush could be blamed for the economic problems we are facing as a nation. The passage of time and, interestingly, the very perception that things had been getting better earlier in the year both make this second dip the Obama dip rather than just a continuation of the “Bush recession.”

    The facts are that we have likely never emerged from the recession at all. The Economic Conference Board has never declared the recession over since so much (or even all) of the anemic but still somewhat positive growth recorded in the past three quarters stems directly from public sector cash transfer payments. These transfusions may mask the symptoms of recession, but they are no indication of emerging prosperity.

    As we predicted in Catastrophe and in our latest book: 2010: Take Back America – A Battle Plan, we are now coping with the damage, not of the original recession that started in 2007, but with the cures administered by Obama when he took office in 2009. It is his big spending, big borrowing, and his looming tax increases in 2011 are driving the economy down.

    History will probably record the Obama Administration of 2009-2013 (hopefully his only time in office) as one long recession/depression just as we see the Hoover Administration of 1929-1933. We make no allowances for the “false dawn” of rising markets which engendered a great deal of hope in 1930-1931 before these expectations were crushed by the Hoover tax increases of late 1931 and the Federal Reserve Board’s increase of interest rates that same year. In retrospect, we will see the slight uptick of the early months of 2010 as our own “false dawn” interrupting but not punctuating our four year recession.

    As the debt crisis that started in Greece spreads to Europe and across the ocean, the United States’ high level of deficit spending makes us particularly vulnerable. It was recognition of that weakness that led Europeans to reduce their deficits and cut back their spending, oblivious to Obama’s request that they increase their outlays. But Obama continues his big spending and big borrowing ways in the U.S.

    To this we need to add the climate of uncertainty that the president’s changes have engendered. The prospect of big tax hikes ahead in 2011 (beyond just the simple repeal of the upper income Bush tax cuts), the uncertainty in the credit markets due to the passage of the financial regulation bill, and the questions raised by possible cap and trade legislation all militate against new investment or borrowing and are inducing corporations and banks to hoard cash which might, otherwise, have stimulated economic growth.

    Politically, Obama was likely to lose Congress even before this disaster hit. Now, Rasmussen has four Democratic Senate seats definitely going Republican (Arkansas, North Dakota, Indiana, and Delaware) with six more rated as tossups (Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado, Nevada, Washington State, and Wisconsin). California is also a likely Republican pickup. Rasmussen rates four GOP Senate seats as tossup (Ohio, Missouri, Florida, and New Hampshire), but the Democrats are unlikely to win any of them.

    If the GOP picks up the seats it is likely to win, it will control the Senate by 52-48. And, in the House, the likelihood of a Republican victory is even more significant.

    Reverend Wright famously said that 9-11 represented America’s “chickens coming home to roost.” He was wrong. But the double dip recession, and its political consequence, is clearly an instance of Obama’s spending policies making the same journey.

  • wbboei

    Obama and the Spending Volcano
    An eruption of public spending from Mount Obama has caused deep anxieties among the voters in America’s villages.
    By DANIEL HENNINGER, WALL STREET JOURNAL

    The Democrats in Washington are beginning to look like a tribe of volcano worshipers, living in the ever-present shadow of Mount Obama, which has been spewing federal spending into the American atmosphere nonstop for nearly two years. Its ash covers everything.

    This ancient Democratic tribe, whose number is 255, live in a rambling, run-down temple called the House of Representatives. They share the House with a sporadically hostile tribe called the Republicans, whose population has dwindled to 178. Every few years the tribes engage in an arcane martial-arts contest known as “the elections.” Some of the members do not survive.

    The Democrats have long believed that Mount Obama’s lava field of inert dollars is the staff of life and will save them from extinction. But recent field work by independent ethnographic analysts suggests that the Democrats’ years of living off the land of the spending volcano is probably toxic, and could result in at least 50 of them dying in the forthcoming elections.

    Still, there exists inside the Democratic tribe a powerful group of priests who practice an abstruse discipline known as Keynesian volcanism. Their belief, in sum, comes down to: The bigger the better. For them, the eruption of Mount Obama was the opportunity of a lifetime.

    The February 2009 eruption of Mount Obama, called “The Stimulus” by the Keynesian volcanists, sent some $862 billion cascading across the American landmass. Then came a $1 trillion eruption, which an ecstatic Democratic tribe chanted would provide “health care for all.” The volcano’s eruptions spread far and eventually covered the fertile fields of the entire nation.

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    David Gothard
    But contrary to what the Democrats had been led to believe by the parchments of the spending priests, very little grew out of Mount Obama’s lava field of public dollars. Instead, it produced a virus known as “long-term unemployment.”

    The volcanic Keynesians screamed and scribbled that the spending eruptions and the 9.5% unemployment rate were a coincidence, and that what the barren and struggling fields needed was another, thicker layer of dollar lava.

    As our fable ends, the Democratic tribespeople were heading out of their Beltway enclave to visit long-abandoned ancestral lands. But the most progressive volcano worshipers stayed behind, shrieking at the now-dormant Mount Obama to produce a spending plume with greater volume and mass, and begging the great mountain’s god to bring forth one more “multi-trillion-dollar” eruption.

    ***

    Daniel Henninger says that an eruption of public spending from Mount Obama has caused deep anxieties among the voters in America’s villages.

    Podcast: Listen to the audio of Wonder Land here.

    But seriously, folks: What were they thinking?

    It may be true that American politics in our time has begun to divide along tribal lines—Democrats, Republicans and Independents. But you don’t need to be a partisan to see that the Beltway Democrats’ nearly two-year mania of public spending has produced anxiety in the American electorate.

    There are indeed matters of policy, substance and belief that can define one as a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative. But I think more than this, voters are going to sweep Democrats out of office simply to make them stop spending.

    Consider the context in which the average voter has experienced this unprecedented public spending. The September 2008 financial crisis—Lehman Brothers bankrupt, Merrill Lynch sold off, Fannie and Freddie seized—was followed by the collapse in value of 401(k) savings accounts. That steep dollar loss in life savings focused everyone, every day, on the big outlay numbers now in play.

    The historic 2009 run-up in stock values ultimately has become the most stomach-churning equities roller coaster in anyone’s experience. This is high anxiety. Anxiety is bad for incumbents.

    But there’s more. An alerted electorate is also aware of what spending did to the fiscal health of California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Not one person in a thousand knew what sovereign debt was; now everyone does.

    This volcano of public spending and its smothering ash, by governments at every level, is what has upset people living in America’s towns and villages. It’s too much. It has depressed people.

    Outside of San Francisco and other gerrymandered House seats, is any Democratic candidate trying to tell people what great future goods will flow from the new health-care entitlement? No, because even that political win was swamped and suffocated by the nonstop roar of the raw spending numbers.

    The Democratic election narrative now is that the Republicans were “obstructionist.” Obstructionist? What they stopped was next to nothing. Volcanoes can’t be capped.

    A serious school of thought holds that the U.S. spending volcano—fed by the three famous entitlements plus Mr. Obama’s new one—can’t be effectively capped. This suggests that the legacy of the Obama presidency is likely to be that it left U.S. voters in a state of permanent, structural anxiety. The new taxes Mr. Obama and others are intimating will reduce incomes and increase anxieties. That means voters are likely to punish elected politicians for years. Amid the clouds of ash, we have this silver lining.

  • Shadowfax

    JanH
    July 8th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Shadowfax
    July 8th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    —————-
    It breaks my heart to hear stories like that. So much damage done already.

    ———-
    I’m sorry, I feel the same way…people have to realize this isn’t just about the tourist economy and Drill Baby, drill…
    It’s about suffering and death.

  • wbboei

    “In Obama’s case, his reliance on minority voters adds to the difficulty as he drives racially fair whites to see him as governing primarily in the interests of minority voters.

    Obama’s decision to have his Justice Department sue Arizona over its immigration law — despite the fact that American voters back the statute by 2:1 — is the latest illustration of that leftward drift. So is Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision not to prosecute the Black Panthers who posted themselves at a mixed-race polling place in military uniform with clubs to deter white voters.

    The further Obama moves to the left, the more he has to move to the left.”—–same source

  • Shadowfax


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    Human deaths from clean up workers in Alaska, serious for folks in the Gulf.

  • Shadowfax

    Jun-30-2010
    ‘Almost All of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Workers are Dead’

    (SALEM, Ore.) – It is the last thing most of us expected to hear: nearly every single worker from the Exxon Valdez oil spill Disaster is now dead, according to a CNN News report. The video accompanies this article. We’re talking about a lot of people. I personally became an oil spill volunteer at the time here in Oregon, though I never got my hands very dirty, so to speak. Good thing as it turns out.

    Exxon Valdez spill 20-years later

    According to an article by the Institute for Southern Studies, relating to the current spill: “Already, a large number of workers cleaning up the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico report that they are suffering from flu-like symptoms.” [1]

    CNN is warning volunteers on the current Gulf Spill of this dire information. The fact that the workers from the 1989 Alaska spill have died, surely will give current workers something to think about.

    CNN and numerous other groups including Salem-News.com, have revealed the fact that this is very unhealthy work. Exposure to contaminants is something humans are supposed to avoid, but in this case it is a draw card for work in a broken national economy.

    The average life expectancy for an Exxon Valdez oil spill worker according to the CNN report, is 51 years.

    That figure is a far cry from the average American lifespan of 78.2 years, which is a pathetic figure in its own right; as the U.S. is rated #38 for life expectancy in the world, behind nations like Israel, Singapore, Costa Rica, South Korea and Cuba[2].

    Exxon Valdez workers will see 27.2 fewer years in this life than the average American.

    This is their reward, for cleaning up the mess of this alcohol induced shipwreck; possibly the worst Driving Under the Influence case in world history.

    Gloomy Prospects

    A quote in a Business Insider article by Michael Snyder, reveals problems currently affecting Florida beach residents, who are not working on the spill, just surviving near it.

    “My 2 friends and I have been sick with headaches and vomiting, also it feels like heartburn, just feeling lousy. We have not been to the Gulf but there is an inlet at the end of our street. We live on the West side of Pensacola FL. near the Bayou. At first I thought it was just me. My 2 friends are having the same symptoms, all at the same time. Right now I have a dull headache, and my stomach is queasy. I have been thinking maybe the chemicals from the oil cleanup or the oil itself is causing us to be ill. It has been raining all day off and on. I started feeling ill late last night. I was wondering if anyone else in Pensacola have the same symptoms.” [3]

    The article surmises that the American Dream isn’t about making a high wage for a short time and then checking out before you get to know what your grandchildren look like. I certainly have to agree.

    This is the CNN news clip that launched the news

    The mess brought about by disrupting Mother Nature this way, leaves behind what is increasingly becoming a “toxic soup” of oil, dangerous methane, deadly benzene, hydrogen sulfide, toxic gases, and approximately two million gallons of highly toxic dispersants that include Corexit 9500.

    The methane alone, according to some experts, could turn the current oil spill into a fiery explosion that would literally devastate the entire section of the globe[4].

    A methane bubble identified beneath the ocean floor, near the spill point, could lead to a situation that would, according to Richard C Hoagland, celebrity of the science world; author and radio host, resemble an underwater Mount Saint Helens explosion[5].

    In essence, the Deepwater Horizon site is on top of an underwater volcano with magma near the surface constantly rising and falling. Hoagland, whose theory is backed by experts like Dr. William Deagle, says if this worst case scenario takes place, it will generate a massive tidal wave that will travel at a speed of 400-600 miles an hour, right over the top of Florida, which has an elevation above sea level of approximately 100 feet[6].

    According to the Business Insider, “A large number of workers cleaning up the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico report that they are suffering from flu-like symptoms.”

    A source in Pensacola cited by Snyder in his article, Citizens for Legitimate Government, states that, “400 people have sought medical care for upper or lower respiratory problems, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation after trips to Escambia County beaches.” [7]

    Oil spill cleanup work may sound like a fast buck, but it seriously, could hardly be worth the health risk.

  • henry

    Two years ago I became a bit of a joke amongst my more liberal friends. They scoffed when I would say bambi has an internet army and his people played the caucasuses. Extreme and paranoid was how I was referred. Thanks to the screen shot from admin I was able to make at least one case. Good news is that in my small piece of the world bambi has become an anathema. Thanks to all here for keeping the good fight going. I am not all that savvy with regards to politics but have been able to pass on a ton of info as a result of everyone here.
    Cheers. I can personally count five votes that will be a nay with regards to waffles.

  • turndownobama

    henry
    Two years ago I became a bit of a joke amongst my more liberal friends. They scoffed when I would say bambi has an internet army and his people played the caucasuses. Extreme and paranoid was how I was referred.

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

    Well, what you say about Gore doesn’t help your image. Attacking one ‘liberal’ hero is hard enough, without trying to attack two of them at once. Some ‘liberals’ who listen to you about Obama, will write you altogether when they hear what you say about Gore.

  • turndownobama

    Damn, = write you off altogether. They may listen to the rational criticisms of Obama, but when it comes to ridiculous gibes at Gore they will stop listening to you at all, and not believe what you say about Obama either.

  • turndownobama

    Shadowfax,

    Here are cites for your article above.

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june302010/oil-lifespans.php

    References:
    [ These are all links at the Salem-News article. ]

    [1] TILT: The illness afflicting workers exposed to BP’s oil disaster? – Institute for Southern Studies

    [2] List of countries by life expectancy – Wikipedia

    [3] Warning To Gulf Volunteers: Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead – businessinsider.com

    [4] Florida Could be in Serious Danger of Methane Gas Explosion – Tim King Salem-News.com

    [5] Richard C Hoagland Interview – Warns of Massive Tsunami & an Armageddon Scenario

    [6] The Geography of Florida

    [7] 400 sought medical care after trips to Escambia County beaches – Official – Citizens for Legitimate Government

    Also:

    Gulf Methane levels 40% instead of normal 5%, Scientists Worried – beforeitsnews.com

  • henry

    Disgust is what I hear about gore these days. i don’t have to utter a word. He has become a joke. Heard several gore themed just the other night.

  • Shadowfax

    JeezeLouise………..the asshole is giving his “bamboozle”, “okeydoke” speech again. Ain’t he cute?

    Ain’t he doing a great job campaigning again while America goes to Hell and the Gulf dies. @##$@$!!!

    Get this freakin’ Fraud out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rgb44hrc

    OBAMA’S END-RUN:

    He promised “transparent government”. Ha!!!

    nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/dodging_health_care_fight_l0k2G0zM3ea7x5OhA1VpwM

    Dodging a health-care fight
    O’s unprecedented appointment
    ==============

    On Tuesday, the Obama ad ministration decided to do something rather peculiar, somewhat shocking and politically fascinating: It circumvented the process by which the Senate advises and consents on executive-branch nominees.

    The move, which seems unprecedented in subtle but important ways, promises increased chaos in Washington — but also hope on health care.

    President Obama wants a distinguished doctor named Donald Berwick to head up the office that administers Medicare and Medicaid — two of the most expensive programs in the federal government. Ordinarily, the nomination would have gone through the process known as “confirmation,” with a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee followed by a full vote of all 99 senators. (One seat is vacant due to the death of West Virginia’s Robert Byrd.)

    Instead, Obama decided to invoke his constitutional authority to appoint Berwick (and two other officials of lesser moment) to his post without having to be confirmed by the Senate. This is possible only when Congress is not in session, as is the case right now, and it’s called a “recess appointment.” It is designed to be temporary; it is valid only until that session of the Congress adjourns, which in this case will come at year’s end.

    Past presidents have resorted to recess appointments when they believe a nominee’s appointment has been subjected to unjust political and ideological gamesmanship. And the White House said it was resorting to the recess appointment because of Republican recalcitrance.

    “Many Republicans in Congress have made it clear in recent weeks that they were going to stall the nomination as long as they could, solely to score political points,” Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said on the White House blog Tuesday.

    That was astoundingly untrue. The only way Republicans, who have 41 votes in the Senate compared to 58 for the Democrats, could have “stalled” the nomination would have been to organize a filibuster, and that would happen only when the nomination came to the Senate floor.

    They couldn’t have blocked a favorable vote on Berwick’s nomination from the Senate Finance Committee, which has 13 Democrats and 10 Republicans.

    As ABC’s Jake Tapper reported yesterday, “Republicans were not delaying or stalling Berwick’s nomination. Indeed, they were eager for his hearing, hoping to assail Berwick’s past statements about health-

    care rationing and his praise for the British health-care system.”

    Democrats in charge of the Senate could have scheduled hearings at any time since the administration sent his nomination to the Capitol in April. But, Tapper reported, “neither Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nor Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, were eager” to hold them.

    That’s what makes the administration’s decision unprecedented in my nearly 30 years of closely following politics: I can’t recall a preemptive decision to make a recess appointment ab sent a controversy, ugly political battle or contentious confirmation hearing.

    And that’s especially true when there’s no indication there will be an effort to filibuster, which Democrats would likely have been able to override. (Berwick’s credentials as a Harvard muckety-muck would have given the two Maine Republican moderate senators more than enough leeway to let him pass.)

    So what’s going on here?

    First, it appears Obama likes to muscle things through. It makes him feel like he’s cutting through the nonsense and getting things done.

    This unorthodox and questionable move is of a piece with his administration’s bullying of Chrysler creditors last year —

    insisting, in contravention of eight centuries of common law, that the contracts those creditors signed with Chrysler should simply be ignored so as to get the United Auto Workers the deal it wanted.

    But procedure, precedent and tradition exist for good reason; ignoring and undermining them blazes a path to political disorder.

    Second, this is as glaring an admission as there is that Obama and his people know they’ve lost the public on health care. Rather than using these hearings to bolster popular support for the landmark legislation they rammed through in the spring, they can’t bear to submit to public questioning about it.

    By running away from this fight, Obama is signaling that the possibility of repealing the health-care monstrosity before it really begins to sink its teeth into the American system by 2014 is very real indeed.

  • rgb44hrc

    TALKING BIG, ACTING SMALL

    Obama to challenge Arizona on a technicality, rather than on the grounds of “profiling” that they claimed was the real reason Arizona’s law must be defanged in the courts.

    nytimes.com/2010/07/08/us/08immig.html

    Arizona Challenge Does Not Focus on Profiling
    =========

    By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    Published: July 7, 2010

    PHOENIX — In the public outcry that followed passage of Arizona’s new immigration law, President Obama and other critics worried that it would lead to racial profiling. But while that concern has dominated the public debate and inspired a round of boycotts of the state, it played little role in the actual legal challenge the administration filed Tuesday against the law.

    The word profiling appears only once, in passing, in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the law, which allows the police to demand legal papers from those its officers think might be illegal immigrants.

    And while the lawsuit does argue against a patchwork of state immigration laws Mr. Obama has fretted over, the idea that legal residents and citizens might find themselves swept up in Arizona’s enforcement, which is intended to discourage illegal immigrants from coming and prompt those here to leave, is not a central argument.

    In this case it is clear the administration’s arguments in the court of public opinion took a backseat to those expected in the actual courtroom.

    Justice Department officials and legal experts say the government, political consequences aside, faced up to cold legal practicalities. Racial profiling claims are difficult enough to prove, let alone before a law takes effect, and there are no examples that prosecutors can point to of legal citizens whose lives were disrupted by the Arizona law because they looked like an illegal immigrant to a police officer.

    Dennis Burke, the United States attorney here, said in an interview that focusing the case on “pre-emption,” the legal doctrine based on the Constitution’s supremacy clause that elevates federal law over states’, was the surest route to suspending the law before it goes into effect July 29. The federal government has successfully used the pre-emption argument in several cases, but this would be the biggest test in an immigration case.

    “The supremacy clause and a pre-emption argument require no waiting for the law to be actually in implementation,” Mr. Burke said. “It doesn’t allow the defense to say, ‘They are in here too early, judge, this should be allowed to play out for a while.’ “

    The Arizona law, known as SB 1070, requires police officers to check the papers of people they stop or arrest if suspicious of their immigration status and makes it a state crime to be in the country without authorization.

    The Justice Department did argue in its suit that the law “will cause the detention and harassment of authorized visitors, immigrants, and citizens who do not have or carry identification documents specified by the statute, or who otherwise will be swept into the ambit of S.B. 1070’s ‘attrition through enforcement’ approach.”

    But people on both sides of the debate concede racial profiling is not what the Justice Department case, the biggest gun in the legal fight, is about.

    To supporters of the law, this is validation of their claims that the law, which includes language forbidding profiling, is not discriminatory.

    “It’s nice to see the Obama administration finally concede there is no allowance for racial profiling in Arizona’s immigration law,” said Kirk Adams, the Republican speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. “After all the sound and fury about discrimination, it’s now clear that the administration’s entire case against SB 1070 rests on a technical claim that the law is indirectly pre-empted by federal immigration law.”

    United States Representative Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, said Mr. Obama’s discrimination worries are “glaringly absent from his lawsuit.”

    “It is beyond ironic,” Mr. Franks added, “that the main claim in the lawsuit is that Arizona is wrongly pre-empting a federal responsibility when the entire reason the legislation was necessary in the first place was precisely because the federal government was simply not living up to its responsibility.”

    And it turns out Kris Kobach, the University of Missouri law professor who wrote the bill for legislators here, had accurately predicted the government’s stronger case would rest over who has authority over immigration law and not concerns about racial profiling.

    Lawyers in the other five lawsuits against the law that play up the potential for discrimination shrugged off their opponents’ glee, saying the government shrewdly chose not to “throw the kitchen sink” at the state, as Thomas A. Saenz of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund put it.

    They were happy the government stepped in and did so forcefully, even raising arguments, like the potential effect on diplomatic affairs, that others had not emphasized.

    “I am overwhelmed by their case,” said Stephen Montoya, the lawyer for a Phoenix police officer who has sued, in part, on the basis that he would be forced to consider people’s race or ethnicity to enforce the law.

    He and others said they had played up the possibility of racial profiling because, unlike the federal government, they represent clients who might be affected by the law and its repercussions.

    Above all, they said, they will take anything that stops the law, even if it does not turn on what all the fuss has been about.

    “To me it’s clear the Justice Department’s goal is to stop the law from going into effect and prevent the harassment and racial profiling from occurring,” said Lucas Guttentag, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • rgb44hrc

    MORE ON THE RECESS APPT

    washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/7/recess-move-draws-bipartisan-fire/

    Recess move draws bipartisan fire
    Berwick didn’t get Senate hearing
    ====================

    The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over President Obama’s recess appointment of a key official to help implement his health care overhaul plan, facing a bipartisan torrent of criticism from lawmakers who said the move short-circuits the legislative-oversight process.

    In tapping Harvard Medical School professor Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services while lawmakers are briefly out of town, Mr. Obama sidestepped a messy confirmation battle with members of the SenateGOP – something he said was necessary, given Republicans’ penchant for slow-walking his appointments.

    But critics of the move, announced Tuesday evening and made official Wednesday, noted that Senate Democrats had yet to schedule a committee hearing on the nomination, and even the Democratic chairman of the panel with jurisdiction over CMS expressed dismay with the decision.

    “I’m troubled that, rather than going through the standard nomination process, Dr. Berwick was recess-appointed,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat. The Senate confirmation process, he added, is a check on executive power and “ensures that crucial questions are asked of the nominee – and answered.”

    Republicans had been sharply critical of statements on health care access and other matters made by Dr. Berwick, who will likely play a critical role as aspects of Mr. Obama’s health overhaul package come into force.

    The top Republican on the Senate finance panel, Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, said he requested a hearing on Dr. Berwick two weeks ago.

    “The American people have a right to know about Berwick’s background, his past statements supporting rationing and government-run health care, and any potential conflicts of interest. All of that is hidden when the confirmation process is circumvented,” Mr. Grassley said.

    White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, facing questions over the president’s move at his daily briefing, said the swift appointment was necessary given the looming deadlines on the health care changes.

    “There are aspects of the health care law that have to be implemented on a timeline that I’m sure many who oppose Dr. Berwick for political reasons didn’t want to see implemented,” Mr. Gibbs told reporters. “We are not going to have the viewpoints of a few hold up the law of the land.”

    The White House had already come under fire for what critics said was overselling the credentials of Dr. Berwick. The Washington Times reported this week that two Harvard professor positions claimed for Dr. Berwick were essentially “honorary” posts with minor teaching and administrative duties.

    (SNIP, end of page 1, two more pages…)

  • S

    nomobama @ 7-7-10 7:56

    nomobama, I think you may have coined a pharase…”the dope that stole our hope”

    *******************************************************

    wbboei…thank you for your response to basement angel regarding acorn…I was just able to come online and am too exhausted to reply…you did a great job in explaining the blatant truth

    …also wbb…I happened to hear Bartels Bull speaking on tv and he flat out said that during the election season he believed that O was a “hustler” then and he still believes he is a “hustler” now…thems some strong words…

    *************************************************

    and for all that are commenting that we hold out hope that someone will begin not only connecting the dots to the democratic primary fraud but that also some brave soul with some integrity left in their being on the national level will OPEN THIS PANDORA’S BOX and let the truth spring out free…

    well…look O has gone from 70% approval to as of today 46.1 approve, 48 disapprove…

    things can change…it would not hurt to nudge some that might have an open ear…

  • S

    fifth dimension…kudos to you for posting the comments and clip of Bartels Bull…I just noticed it…

  • wbboei

    S: thank you. I wish I had seen his testimony live as you did. As it was, Carol Harka at NQ mentioned it and I went looking for the videos after that. You always worry that it will get lost in the shuffle, but in this case it did not. The position of the DOJ being indefensible, therefore, it will be interesting to see how they attempt to defend it, other than their usual sch tic of lie, blame Bush, and when all else fails cover up. But in that case they would do well to remember the lesson of Watergate–it isn’t (just) the crime, it is the cover up that brings them down.

  • S

    wbboei…in case you missed, as i did, Fifth Dimensions post at:

    Fifth Dimension
    July 7th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I would suggest you check it out…the clip from Fox has the whole interview that I saw with Megen Kelly and Bartle Bull and the hustler comments…

    …in fact, that is what motivated me to suggest some should nudge even Megen and Greta to did a little deeper in the story to develop the “trail” of O thuggery primary fraud abuse…in other words, their story goes before and beyond what they are reporting or as I contend…”the tip of the iceberg”

    …if when you click on the fox clip it goes on buffering, just click on start/play button again and it should begin with Megen and the beginning of the segment…

    …and just for the record, Bartle quotes much of the info from the NYT that you communicated to Basement Angel re: acorn and fraudulant votes being registered

    …that is another reason why this story much be EXPOSED in full…otherwise they can just pull this whole thing again the next time around…and the thugs will have even more confidence since the DOJ has ‘enabled’ them by dropping this current NBPanther case and essentially giving them the wink-wink nod to go out again full throttle…

  • S

    …in fact, that is what motivated me to suggest some should nudge even Megen and Greta to DIG a little deeper in the story to develop the “trail” of O thuggery primary fraud abuse…in other words, their story goes before and beyond what they are reporting or as I contend…”the tip of the iceberg”

  • gonzotx

    Shadowfax
    July 8th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    Last night, in the very wee hours, I watched a long video of a conference in DC covering the Gulf Oil gusher.

    This was a group made up of environmentalists, scientists, Gulf folks, etc.

    One guy who lives in the Gulf, told a story of a Gulf fisherman that had gone on his last fishing trip before the oil contaminated his little part of the ocean said, “I was out in open waters, knowing this would be my last fishing trip, maybe for a long time. A lone dolphin swam up along side my boat. I noticed oil was coming out of his blowhole. I turned my boat away from him, knowing that the fish would be less likely to be around a dolphin. A minute later, the dolphin came back and swam along side of my boat again…I had never had this happen before…”

    The man telling the story was so choked up he visibly had to fight back the tears.

    The reason I posted this story is to remind us of the suffering all these mammals, fish and wildlife are going though, (not to ask why the fisherman didn’t try to ‘help’ the dolphin).
    *******************

    I was going to make a few comments on some other posts, but when I read this I had to leave the computer before I lost it.

  • gonzotx

    turndownobama
    July 8th, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    henry
    Two years ago I became a bit of a joke amongst my more liberal friends. They scoffed when I would say bambi has an internet army and his people played the caucasuses. Extreme and paranoid was how I was referred.

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

    Well, what you say about Gore doesn’t help your image. Attacking one ‘liberal’ hero is hard enough, without trying to attack two of them at once. Some ‘liberals’ who listen to you about Obama, will write you altogether when they hear what you say about Gore.
    turndownobama
    July 8th, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    Damn, = write you off altogether. They may listen to the rational criticisms of Obama, but when it comes to ridiculous gibes at Gore they will stop listening to you at all, and not believe what you say about Obama either.
    ***************

    Dang turndown, you must be Gore’s last supporter in the Galaxy! He is a scumbag of the highest degree and should hand over that Oscar and Nobel prize, which at this point is equal to a Quacker Jack box “free” gift!

  • wbboei

    n tapping Harvard Medical School professor
    ———————————–
    Obama sure loves “tapping” Harvard people. And whenever he does that, you can sleep soundly because the country is in competent hands. How do I know this? Simple: I have been told by Harvard people that if you went to Harvard, then you are competent no matter what you do. Furthermore, it has been my experience that Harvard people know everything about everything, even the things they no nothing about. It is a form of intuition and insight that comes with the degree, along with a social network second to none. Harvard people help Harvard people period. Exhibit 1 is Bambi. John Kennedy, a Harvard graduate, once said he wished he had a Harvard education, but a degree from Yale.

  • gonzotx

    In response to jewswezey

    jeswezey
    July 8th, 2010 at 6:07 am
    **************

    February 26, 2007
    Why Europe Won’t Be Running the 21st Century

    By Soeren Kern
    For a number of years now the European think tank world has been busy churning out report after report with ever more grandiose proposals for turning the European Union into a global superpower.

    One of the more provocative essays in this genre is titled ‘Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century’, which was written by Mark Leonard of the London-based Centre for European Reform. Leonard’s thesis is that Europe will dominate this century because it is based on a new understanding of power, which is embodied in the institutions and norms of the European Union. He argues that the economic, political and social models of the European Union are irresistibly attractive to the countries around it, and as they adopt the European economic and legal framework, they are transformed from the inside out. By contrast, Leonard asserts, even though the United States might be able to use its military power to change regimes, it cannot change societies, and thus it is weak when compared to the ‘transformative’ power of the European Union. This is why Europe will dominate the 21st century, or so Leonard would have us believe.

    But is Europe really destined to become a global superpower? A growing body of research says no. Indeed, overwhelming evidence supports the view that contemporary Europe is beset by a mix of problems that is so complex, that apart from dramatic changes in public policy, Europe is headed toward certain decline, not ascendancy.

    Demographic Collapse?

    Although European elites imagine that their political and social models are so obviously attractive that they will be adopted by the rest of the world, ordinary Europeans don’t seem to think so. In fact, demographic trends suggest that most Europeans don’t even believe in the European ideal in sufficient numbers to want to pass it on to the next generation.

    According to the European Commission, the average birth rate for the European Union as a whole is now 1.4 children per woman, which is well below the 2.1 replacement rate. By way of example, the country with lowest fertility rate in the world is Spain, where women have an average of only 1.07 children.

    As a result, deaths will start out-numbering births in every member state of the European Union by as early as 2010. But some countries have already reached that point. According to Germany’s Federal Statistics Office, more people died in that country in 2005 than were born. And Germany’s demographic decline is the norm, not the exception in Europe. Indeed, Europe’s population is forecast to decrease by more than 100 million by 2050.

    But not only are Europeans declining in number, they are aging as well. According to the US Census Bureau, Europe in 2000 had the highest percentage of people aged 65 and older, and this figure is set to double by 2050.

    Economic Uncertainty

    Why should Europeans be worried about declining birth rates and aging populations? Economic stability is one reason. A shrinking workforce will find it increasingly difficult to pay for the rising costs of ever more retirees. Indeed, economists predict that European budget deficits will balloon as governments strain to reconcile declining tax bases with millions of elderly people who force up spending on pensions and health care.

    But that’s not all. German business leaders, for example, are already worried that the population decline with hurt their country’s competitiveness. German demographers predict that by 2030, their country will have 7 million fewer people of working age than today, but 8.5 million more people of retirement age. So although today there are two workers supporting each retiree, within one generation the ratio will be one-to-one. Many economists say this will spell the end of the European social welfare state as we know it. And because Germany is Europe’s largest economy, it serves as the benchmark for Europe as a whole.

    Political Instability

    As European countries edge closer to a pension crisis, political stability is another reason why Europeans should be concerned. Germany, for example, was brought to a standstill more than once by citizens protesting the Harz IV reform package. The aim of those reforms was to reduce payouts to unemployed people and to make it more difficult for them to refuse job offers. Although the government held firm, it was also voted out of office. In any case, two years later there is still no sign that the reforms have made Germany’s stagnant economy any more competitive.

    Economic frustrations among French and Dutch voters also contributed to their rejecting the European Constitution. Indeed, European citizens seem unwilling to sacrifice their social security benefits on the altar of further European integration. Der Spiegel, the leftwing German news magazine, recently ran a story in which it observed:

    “Europe has become a continent of political crises with governments in Italy, France, Britain and Poland all suffering from paralysis or a lack of voter approval. Is the continent about to abandon its integration project and return to the old era of national rivalry?”
    Geo-Political Decline

    Europe’s demographic situation is in stark contrast to that of the United States, where the population officially passed the 300 million mark in October 2006. The United States is now the third most populous country in the world, behind China and India. Moreover, the United States is growing faster than any other industrialized nation… in fact, it is virtually the only developed country expected to grow this century. All analysts agree that America’s demographic dynamism will have major geo-political implications, especially for Europe.

    Some Europeans are beginning to acknowledge this reality. The Paris-based EU Institute for Security Studies predicts that by 2025, Europe will represent only six percent of the world’s population and that its relative share of global wealth and trade will have shrunk. It says that

    ‘the ongoing debate on the future of Europe suffers from a lack of perspective on the global developments that are changing the context of European integration itself…the risk is that the Union and its Member States will be increasingly subject to, rather than agents of, change.’
    The False Promise of Immigration

    How did the United States, which turned 230 years old in July 2006, get so big so fast? American growth has been fuelled by a combination of economic stability, high birth rates and immigration. Indeed, the United States is the largest immigrant-receiving country in the world. Some 50 percent of the 100 million newest Americans are recent immigrants or their descendents.

    Europe, however, is also a magnet for immigration: It will attract up to 1 million newcomers this year. But the European experience with immigration is quite different from that of America. Part of the reason is that many immigrants to Europe end up on welfare, while in the United States, almost all immigrants take one or more entry-level jobs and work their way up the economic ladder. Welfare is simply not the American way.

    Islamic Conquest of Europe?

    Moreover, most immigrants to the United States are fully integrated into American society by the second generation, regardless of their country of origin. By contrast, most immigrants to Europe are Muslims who refuse to assimilate and instead tend to cluster in marginalized ghettos on the outskirts of cities across the continent.

    Here, too, the American experience is quite different. The best available estimates show that there are between 1.9 million and 2.8 million Muslims in the United States. And unlike their European counterparts, American Muslims generally do not feel marginalized or isolated from political participation. According to a 2004 Zogby Poll, American Muslims are more educated and affluent than the national average, with 59 percent of them holding at least an undergraduate college degree. Moreover, the majority of American Muslims are employed in professional fields, with one in three having an income over $75,000 a year.

    But back to Europe: The Muslim population of Europe has more than doubled since 1980, and according to some estimates, there are some 25 million Muslims living on the continent today. Demographers predict that this figure may double by 2015, and that the number of Muslims could outnumber non-Muslims in all of Western Europe by mid-century. This prompted Princeton University’s Bernard Lewis to tell the German newspaper Die Welt that ‘Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century.’

    This reality is already influencing European foreign policymaking and does not auger well for the future of transatlantic relations. Indeed, many analysts believe that the steady weakening of Europe is the underlying cause for the widespread anti-American and anti-Israel bigotry found among Europe’s elites, many of whom are bowing to pressure from Muslim residents as a way to buy a fake peace with radical Islamists. Says Fouad Ajami, a well-known authority of the Arab world: ‘In ways both intended and subliminal, the escape into anti-Americanism is an attempt at false bonding with the peoples of Islam.’

    A European Crisis of Spirit

    Some analysts believe that what ails Europe is not primarily a crisis of demography, but rather a crisis of spirit. Michael Novak of the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI) says that in their blind pursuit of reason, secularism and materialism,

    “European elites have done their withering best to empty Europe of its Christian spirit. They have swept Europe clean just in time for the rapid rise of a rival faith [Islam] prolific with children, vitality, passion and confidence in long-term victory.”
    But by removing Judaism and Christianity from European cultural, intellectual and public life, secular Europeans are largely responsible for the lack of confidence ordinary Europeans have in the future. Indeed, the lack of faith not only in tomorrow-but also in God-begets hopelessness. And without hope for the future, one is less likely to want to bring children into the world.

    Will Europe Become More Like America?

    Most economists agree that demographic decline goes hand in hand with economic decline, and that economic decline, by definition, leads to a loss of influence on the global stage. Although European elites dream about a day when Europe will act as a counterbalance to the United States, the facts imply that Europe’s future will be considerably more modest.

    There are solutions to almost every problem facing Europe today. But ironically, those solutions imply that Europe must become more (not less) like the United States in its political, economic and social models.

    That is to say, as long as European elites insist on building a Europe whose main purpose is to check American power, Europeans are certain to lose over the long run. But if they can bring their ambitions more into line with reality, both Europeans and Americans are set to win.

    Soeren Kern is Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group.

  • gonzotx

    Funny
    **********

    There is a new Dr. Seuss book that just came out. Here is an excerpt from it for your enjoyment.

    I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.

    I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.

    I do not like when Congress steals,

    I do not like their secret deals.

    I do not like this speaker Nan ,

    I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’.do not like this spending spree,

    I’m smart, I know that nothing’s free,

    I do not like your smug replies, when I complain about your lies.

    I do not like this kind of hope.

    I do not like it you BIG Dope.

    I do not like it NOPE NOPE NOPE!

  • JanH

    lol…gonzotx

    too funny! :)

  • JanH

    The selective modesty of Barack Obama

    By Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement. Here is President Obama’s vision of NASA’s mission, as explained by administrator Charles Bolden:

    “One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and math and engineering.”

    Apart from the psychobabble — farcically turning a space-faring enterprise into a self-esteem enhancer — what’s the sentiment behind this charge? Sure America has put a man on the moon, led the information revolution, won more Nobel Prizes than any other nation by far — but, on the other hand, a thousand years ago al-Khwarizmi gave us algebra.

    Bolden seems quite intent on driving home this message of achievement equivalence — lauding, for example, Russia’s contribution to the space station. Russia? In the 1990s, the Russian space program fell apart, leaving the United States to pick up the slack and the tab for the missing Russian contributions to get the space station built.

    For good measure, Bolden added that the United States cannot get to Mars without international assistance. Beside the fact that this is not true, contrast this with the elan and self-confidence of President John Kennedy’s 1961 pledge that America would land on the moon within the decade.

    There was no finer expression of belief in American exceptionalism than Kennedy’s. Obama has a different take. As he said last year in France, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” Which of course means: If we’re all exceptional, no one is.

    Take human rights. After Obama’s April meeting with the president of Kazakhstan, Mike McFaul of the National Security Council reported that Obama actually explained to the leader of that thuggish kleptocracy that we, too, are working on perfecting our own democracy.

    Nor is this the only example of an implied moral equivalence that diminishes and devalues America. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner reported that in discussions with China about human rights, the U.S. side brought up Arizona’s immigration law — “early and often.” As if there is the remotest connection between that and the persecution of dissidents, jailing of opponents and suppression of religion routinely practiced by the Chinese dictatorship.

    Nothing new here. In his major addresses, Obama’s modesty about his own country has been repeatedly on display as, in one venue after another, he has gratuitously confessed America’s alleged failing — from disrespecting foreigners to having lost its way morally after 9/11.

    It’s fine to recognize the achievements of others and be non-chauvinistic about one’s country. But Obama’s modesty is curiously selective. When it comes to himself, modesty is in short supply.

    It began with the almost comical self-inflation of his presidential campaign, from the still inexplicable mass rally in Berlin in front of a Prussian victory column to the Greek columns framing him at the Democratic convention. And it carried into his presidency, from his posture of philosopher-king adjudicating between America’s sins and the world’s to his speeches marked by a spectacularly promiscuous use of the word “I.”

    Notice, too, how Obama habitually refers to Cabinet members and other high government officials as “my” — “my secretary of homeland security,” “my national security team,” “my ambassador.” The more normal — and respectful — usage is to say “the,” as in “the secretary of state.” These are, after all, public officials sworn to serve the nation and the Constitution — not just the man who appointed them.

    It’s a stylistic detail, but quite revealing of Obama’s exalted view of himself. Not surprising, perhaps, in a man whose major achievement before acceding to the presidency was writing two biographies — both about himself.

    Obama is not the first president with a large streak of narcissism. But the others had equally expansive feelings about their country. Obama’s modesty about America would be more understandable if he treated himself with the same reserve. What is odd is to have a president so convinced of his own magnificence — yet not of his own country’s.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/08/AR2010070804277.html

  • moononpluto

    Maybe someone should point out who’s been running congress for the last while then, I’ll give the Squatter a clue, it was not the republicans………..

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – President Barack Obama on Thursday cast upcoming elections as a choice between the party that caused the economic meltdown and the one that’s fixing it, seizing on a populist, sharply partisan theme for the critical November midterms.

    “We don’t have to guess how the other party will govern because we’re still living with the results from the last time they governed,” Obama said at a fundraiser for Missouri Democratic Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan in Kansas City. “It’s a choice between falling backward and moving forward.”

    Helped by recent gaffes by Republicans, Obama has arrived at the message he’ll employ as he campaigns more frequently and aggressively around the country for Democratic candidates.

    Obama intended to sound the same themes at fundraisers later Thursday in Nevada for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

  • henry

    I have a great aunt who is hovering some where near the century mark. She has always been very political I remember her better dead than red t-shirts and bumper stickers back in the seventies. Well now she has her panties in a bunch about Wonder Woman. She thinks it is a disgrace that the red white and blue costume is being retired for a more globally neutral garb. She has written everyone. Quite the hoot but I think she has a point. In her world fucking with an icon like wonder woman is tantamount to shredding the consitution.

  • moononpluto

    How dare they mess with Wonder Woman. The costume was fab, it was the fact it was too small to keep Lynda Carters enormous assets in.

  • basement angel

    I have much more experience than Wbboei running voter reg drives so you should take my comments at face value. ACORN couldn’t successfully register fraudulent voters. I know how the system works and anyone tells you they can, doesn’t know what they are talking about.

    You have to have corruption inside the voter reg office – not outside – to pull it off. That’s why there is so much fraud in places like Chicago, where it is tolerated. But very few places put up with that kind of stuff.

    So, if anyone wants to challenge me on this, explain in detail what happen when the county sends out the voter id form and the post office doesn’t deliver.

    Obama’s fraud took place, by and large, in caucuses, where people can register that evening and don’t have to show proof of id. That’s how Obama cheated.

    Bush cheated by rigging the electronic voting and counting the votes in private. In Florida, a lot of absentee ballots showed evidence of being tampered with = I believe Escambia where 100% of the absentee ballots with a vote for Gore were disqualified because the voters had also voted for a second presidential choice.

    ACORN are the good guys. I hope they’ll be up and running again because they made a lot of difference in a lot people’s lives.

  • ShortTermer

    ACORN – the good guys?????????? Give me a break!!!!

  • henry

    ACORN
    GOOD GUYS?
    YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

  • gonzotx

    Obama: Israelis Are Most Likely Suspicious Of Me Not Because Of My Anti-Israel Policies But Because Of My Middle Name, Hussein
    —Ace
    “Hello,” he condescended.

    During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”
    It’s kind of amazing that every single criticism of, or lack of proper enthusiasm for, Barack Obama is rooted in some sort of bitter, clingy ignorance and malice. Apparently not a single critique of him is well-founded, or founded upon anything at all, really, except hatred and mental retardation.

  • gonzotx

    basement angel
    July 8th, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    I have much more experience than Wbboei running voter reg drives so you should take my comments at face value.

    ****************

    Once again we are blessed with the awesomeness of yourself

  • henry

    gonzotx
    thankyou for also expressing that gore is a vile pig
    obama has not come through on a single promise and as a result he looses ground every time he opens his teleprompter to speak

  • gonzotx

    henry
    July 8th, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    *************

    That is INSANE!!!! I hope the comic book junkies go crazy over this. She is red, white and blue because she represents the power of the American Woman!!!!

    We need to get Ms Carter involved!

    What, are they going to put her in a burka like Barbie?

  • ShortTermer

    ONE FL CONGRESSMAN THAT MUST NOT BE RE-ELECTED:
    Congressman Grayson’s E-newsletter Survey

    Please take a few moments to let me know what you think about these important issues.
    I appreciate it.
    Should United States forces withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of the year?
    Yes
    No
    Not sure

    Do you support criminal punishment for employers who deliberately hire illegal aliens?
    Yes
    No
    Not sure

    What do you think is the best way to reduce the federal deficit?
    Raise taxes
    Reduce Social Security, Medicare and other entitlements
    Cut defense spending
    Stop paying interest on the federal debt
    None of the above

    Regarding gun laws, are they now:
    Too lenient
    Too strict
    About right

    Does the Federal Reserve Bank have too much power?
    Yes
    No
    Not sure

    Do you believe that the actions of human beings are causing or contributing to global warming?
    Yes
    No
    Not sure

    First Name

  • gonzotx

    henry
    July 8th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Did I say vile pig? I thought I said scumbag sexual predator lying sack of SH*T LOSER.

  • henry

    Isn’t it brutally ironic that the waffles people wielded the Alinsky method of disparaging humor to dismantle the Clinton machine. The guy is becoming a fraking joke. The teleprompter alone gets huge gags. Screw the pollsters when you hear bambi jokes in a dive bar you know he is toast.

  • gonzotx

    …Mama Grizzly…Sarah Palin….couldn’t help but think of Hillary



  • S

    basement angel…you are entitled to your opinion and perspective…however I believe, and i think many others might agree, that thugs parading around as “the good guys” in Acorn – along with thugs – also known as SOME union members – were in fact and truth…many of the ‘bad’ guys who threatened and intimidated voters during the primaries…

    again, you are entitled to your opinion…you can disregard reports and observations to the contrary…however others differ from your view…organization of this kind of intimidation remains out there to happen again and now is being enabled by DOJ…and as you say, for the most part, the MSM has no interest in reporting their activity or thuggery…that IS something we agree on…

  • JanH

    July 8th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Obama: Israelis Are Most Likely Suspicious Of Me Not Because Of My Anti-Israel Policies But Because Of My Middle Name, Hussein
    —Ace
    “Hello,” he condescended.
    ————

    Oh puhleeze tell me he didn’t just pull the race card again. Did he hold his breath and stomp his feet at the same time?

    One of these days his ego is going to explode into tiny pieces of shit.

  • henry

    S
    I will say Acorn sucks,
    Many many times in 08 I departed from the Hill camp as I am a smoker when I would walk dowm the street I was attacked for my support. How? And it wasn’t one person but tens? No one lives in downtown Pittsburgh and even if they did what would be the odds of a group attacking a random sign carrier.

  • S

    for the record, re: acorn – sorry for the length

    online.wsj.com/article/SB124182750646102435.html

    OPINION MAY 9, 2009

    More Acorn Voter Fraud Comes to Light

    By JOHN FUND

    Democrats are split on how to deal with Acorn, the liberal “community organizing” group that deployed thousands of get-out-the-vote workers last election. State and city Democratic officials — who’ve been contending with its many scandals — are moving against it. Washington Democrats are still sweeping Acorn abuses under a rug.

    On Monday, Nevada officials charged Acorn, its regional director and its Las Vegas field director with submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registration forms last year. Larry Lomax, the registrar of voters in Las Vegas, says he believes 48% of Acorn’s forms “are clearly fraudulent.” On Thursday, prosecutors in Pittsburgh, Pa., also charged seven Acorn employees with filing hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations before last year’s general election.

    Acorn spokesman Scott Levenson calls the Nevada criminal complaint “political grandstanding” and says that any problems were the actions of an unnamed “bad employee.” But Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada’s Democratic Attorney General, told the Las Vegas Sun that Acorn itself is named in the criminal complaint. She says that Acorn’s training manuals “clearly detail, condone and . . . require illegal acts,” such as requiring its workers to meet strict voter-registration targets to keep their jobs.

    Other Democrats on the ground have complaints. Fred Voight, deputy election commissioner in Philadelphia, protested after Acorn (according to the registrar of voters and his own investigation) submitted at least 1,500 fraudulent registrations last fall. “This has been going on for a number of years,” he told CNN in October. St. Louis Democrat Matthew Potter, the city’s deputy elections director, had similar complaints.

    Elsewhere, Washington state prosecutors fined Acorn $25,000 after several employees were convicted of voter registration fraud in 2007. The group signed a consent decree with King County (Seattle), requiring it to beef up its oversight or face criminal prosecution. In the 2008 election, Acorn’s practices led to investigations, some ongoing, in 14 other states.

    The stink is bad enough that some congressional Democrats have taken notice. At a March 19 hearing on election problems, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, pressed New York Rep. Gerald Nadler, chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, to hold a hearing on Acorn. He called the charges against it “serious.” Mr. Nadler agreed to consider the request.

    Mr. Nadler’s office now says there will be no hearing on Acorn because Mr. Conyers has changed his mind. Mr. Conyers’s office released a statement on Monday saying that after reviewing “the complaints against Acorn, I have concluded that a hearing on this matter appears unwarranted at this time.” A Democratic staffer told me he believes the House leadership put pressure on Mr. Conyers to back down. Mr. Conyers’s office says it is “unaware” of any contacts with House leaders.

    Then there’s Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Last month, he voted for a committee amendment (to the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act) by Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R., Minn.) to block groups indicted for voter fraud from receiving federal housing or legal assistance grants. Identical language was passed into law in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Mr. Frank now says he “had not read [the amendment] carefully” before backing it. He gutted the amendment on Thursday, claiming that the language Congress passed just last year is “a violation of the basic principles of due process.”

    A lot of money is at stake. In the stimulus bill passed by Congress, Acorn is eligible — along with other activist groups — to apply for $2 billion in funds to redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes. Meanwhile, public records show that last spring the IRS filed three tax liens totaling almost $1 million against Acorn, most of which concerned employee withholding.

    All of this infuriates Marcel Reid, who, along with seven other national Acorn board members, was removed last year after demanding an audit of the group’s books. “Acorn has been hijacked by a power-hungry clique that has its own political and personal agendas,” she told me. “We are fighting to take back the group.”

    Bertha Lewis, the head of Acorn, told me last year before their ouster that the “Acorn Eight” were “obsessed” and “confused.” But Anita MonCrief, an Acorn whistleblower, says the problems run deep. Ms. MonCrief worked at Project Vote, an Acorn affiliate, in late 2007. She says its development director, Karen Gillette, told her she had direct contact with the Obama campaign and also told her to call Obama donors who had maxed out on donations to the candidate but who could contribute to Acorn. Project Vote calls her charges “absolutely false.” (Ms. Gillette has declined comment.)

    Acorn’s relationship to the Obama campaign is a matter of public record. Last year, Citizens Consulting Inc., the umbrella group controlling Acorn, was paid $832,000 by the Obama campaign for get-out-the-vote efforts in key primary states. In filings with the Federal Election Commission, the campaign listed the payments as “staging, sound, lighting,” only correcting them after reporters from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review revealed their true nature.

    Mr. Obama distanced himself from the group’s scandals last year, saying “We don’t need Acorn’s help.” Nevertheless, he got his start as a community organizer at Acorn’s side. In 1992, he headed a registration effort for Project Vote, an Acorn partner at the time. In 1995, he represented Acorn in a key case upholding the new Motor Voter Act — the very law whose mandated postcard registration system Acorn workers use to flood election offices with bogus registrations.

    But Acorn’s registration tricks may soon be unnecessary. Congressional Democrats are backing a bill to mandate a nationwide data base to automatically register driver’s license holders or recipients of government benefits.

    This “would create an engraved invitation for voter fraud,” says Hans von Spakovsky, a former Federal Election Commission member, who points out that these lists are filled with felons and noncitizens who are ineligible to vote. Ironically, in light of its troubles with the law, Acorn was selected in March to assist the U.S. Census in reaching out to minority communities and recruiting census enumerators for the count next year.

    As for the Nevada indictment, Acorn isn’t worried. “We’ve had bad publicity before, and all it does is inform the community that we’re here working for the community,” Bonnie Greathouse, Acorn’s head organizer in Nevada, assured the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week. “People always come forward to our defense. We’re just community organizers, just like the president used to be.”

    Mr. Fund is a columnist for WSJ.com

    **************************

    yeah, I know, Fund is a repub…

  • ShortTermer

    S, I might add that Mickey Mouse and lots of dead people VOTED! Inside or outside job, with help of ACORN or the New Black Panthers or those with voter reg experience…..it is against the law and should NOT be tolerated by ANY American citizen. Period. These thugs and intimidators should be in jail,oh but wait we would have to pay for that, too. Does anyone remember that an 80 year old white female had her walker taken from her and told to go on down the street old woman to vote for Hillary, only Obama VOTERS here?

  • S

    yes, ShortTermer…i remember…the O supporters were brutal and deceptive when it came to Hill’s supporters…dispicable and disrespectful to the elderly…

    I agree with your comment…that is what is so disheartening about this current NBP/DOJ story…O’s DOJ is giving them ALL the green light for his re-election fight…at this rate…things will be worse, not better…but heck, what’s new…that is O’s MO…make things worse, not better…

    ***********************

    btw…I cannot belive this guy…the gulf is still getting worse and worse…and O is off in campaign mode repeating (and reading) the same baloney we heard from him during the primaries…does he realized he is prez of the USA – when I seem him at these rallies lately I cringe…this is the best we can do for a leader?? he looks and sounds so immature and punkish…just deflecting, blaming the repubs and whining…his latest slogan is ‘Yes, we did”…oh no you didn’t…!

    …does he realize that the dems have been in control of congress since 2006…that essentially they legislated and approved and signed off on everything bush did in his last two years…they are just as much to blame and complicit for what has gone on or anything he blames on the repubs…the dems have been in control of both the senate and the house – i wish that fact would become clear to people…

  • wbboei

    Admin: we need to find out how we can keep track of the executive orders which Mr. Obama issues, because as he finds it harder to move various parts of his anti-American agenda through Congress, he will rely increasingly on that executive orders to achieve his objectives. I do not know if the Republicans are smart enough to have set up a website to keep track of this, but they need to. I will suggest it on one of their blogs because that is where he is going next. Those executive orders can be challenged in court, however the scope of review may be narrow, and further complicated by the fact that he has put two of his robots on that court.

  • Shadowfax

    :roll:

    Well at least one person thinks ACORN is a good organization.

    Too many sleezeballs and crooks for my taste.

  • SHV

    wbboei
    July 9th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Admin: we need to find out how we can keep track of the executive orders which Mr. Obama issues,
    **********
    Administration of Barack Obama (2009-Present)

    Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Barack Obama:

    http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/obama.html

  • wbboei

    I would be especially leery of the executive orders he signs on unfinished portions of his legislative agenda like immigration, and crap and trade. At some point, these actions must be seen for what they are, namely an end run around congress and an assault on the rights of the American People.

  • wbboei

    Thanks SHV. Its the ones he has not signed yet that I would like to see.

  • wbboei

    Barack is box office poison. He interceded in Virgina, and his candidate Deeds lost. He interceded in New Jersey and his candidate Corzine lost. He interceded in Massachusetts and his candidate Coakely lost. And now he promises to campaign for other candidates who are up for election in November. Upon hearing this good news, and mindful of his overall batting average the thought crossed my mind to take up a collection and send this albatross to the battle ground states to help other democratic candidates get unelected.

  • basement angel

    As a producer of a documentary about the primary, who has interviewed hundreds of people around the nation who were intimidated and brutalized by Obama supporters around the nation, I’m very well acquainted with what happened – probably far better than you are. But then I do my homework before I speak and I don’t listen to Fox, or MSNBC or CNN. I have no interest in pundits, either. I don’t think Limbaugh, Beck or Hannity have any insight to offer, any more than Mathews or Olbermann do. Simply being anti-Obama isn’t enough to earn credibility in my eyes – one needs to have principles that one sticks with even when it’s not popular.

    No one that I have interviewed about the primary or the caucuses complained about ACORN. I have yet to hear a credible charge out of anyone on the Hillary Clinton side of the aisle against ACORN.

    ACORN spends their time lobbying on behalf of lower income Americans, trying to arrange for affordable housing, and education. And yes, they are the good guys. I fucking guarantee Bill and Hillary think they are.

    Obama rigged the caucuses by importing voters from other states, and by instructing his supporters how to brutalize other voters at the caucus. That’s how he won the states that he did. He then made whatever deal he made with Tufts HealthCare CEO James Roosevelt to appropriate the necessary number of delegates. Obama didn’t win honestly but ACORN was not instrumental in his triumph. That’s just rightwing propaganda and I don’t fall for rightwing propaganda – unlike some people here.

    It would really be nice to come to this site and not get dunked in the rightwing shit that people here seem to find validity in.

  • turndownobama

    ‘Good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ is a ROLE that differs from one election to the next. In 2000, Acorn was trying to get the votes counted that would have elected Gore — good guys. In 2008 they used their power to get Obama elected — bad guys.

  • wbboei

    Apropos of the foregoing, we now have this:

    Q-1: How Low Can He Go?

    A-1: Ten Cents A Dance:


    —————————————————–

    Carnahan Slashes Prices on Obama Fundraiser
    Posted by Brian Faughnan (Profile)
    Thursday, July 8th at 7:03PM EDT

    Via Jim Geraghty, we get this delightful story of a Barack Obama fundraising event that sounds more like a Cippers game than an appearance by the Commander in Chief:

    Pres. Obama is the best fundraiser the Dem Party has, but his drawing power is way down from its peak during the ‘08 campaign.

    Obama is heading to MO and NV today to raise money for Sec/State Robin Carnahan (D), running for an open Senate seat, and Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid.

    But Carnahan’s campaign wasn’t able to completely sell out the Folly Theater, where Obama will appear for a grassroots event on Carnahan’s behalf, at the prices they wanted. Tickets once priced at $250 are now going for $99, while $35 tickets are half off.

    We already knew that President Obama’s approval ratings would make him more of a liability than a benefit to Democrat candidates on the campaign trail. But up until now at least, it was generally assumed that he could raise money for targeted races. Apparently even that magic is gone. I’m curious to hear what scalpers are getting for their bargain-bin remainders.

    Exit question: what’s the appropriate obscure ’80s movie reference for this tale: ‘I’ve been kidnapped by KMart,’ or ‘his appeal is becoming more selective?’

  • turndownobama

    basement said:
    ACORN spends their time lobbying on behalf of lower income Americans, trying to arrange for affordable housing, and education. And yes, they are the good guys. I fucking guarantee Bill and Hillary think they are.
    Obama rigged the caucuses by importing voters from other states, and by instructing his supporters how to brutalize other voters at the caucus.

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

    Do you really think there was no overlap in membership between the “imported voters” and ACORN?

  • wbboei

    You know, the more I think about it the more I realize that Ten Cents A Dance (with six figures in front of it) should be Barack’s theme song. This verse captures the essence of what he is, and the kind of contributors who rent him:

    Fighters and sailors and bowlegged tailors
    can pay for their ticket and rent me!
    Butchers and barbers and rats from the harbors
    are sweethearts my good luck has send me.
    Though I’ve a chorus of elderly beaux ,
    stockings are porous with hole at the toes.
    I’m here till closing time.
    Dance and be merry, ten cents a dance.

  • basement angel

    Turn down,

    Very little overlap. He focused almost entirely on using high school and college kids. I’ve met some of the people who voted illegally. They weren’t ACORN. They were kids who got offered lunch and an Ipod.

    The right hates ACORN because of the advocacy on behalf of the poor, not because of fraudulent voting because no state official has been able to track down evidence of fraudulent voting.

    The Republicans have launched several investigations in the last several elections and haven’t really found anything more dramatic than husband’s voting for their deceased wife’s wishes and the like.

    The fact of the matter is that fraudulent voting involved access inside the county voter reg office and that is not something ACORN has.

  • moononpluto

    ACORN are nothing more than a shell of what they were a long long time ago. The evidence suggest its nothing more than corrupt now in many areas and filled top down with criminal behaviour.

    Basement Angel, your opinion is not the be all and end all here, everyone has their own thoughts and opinions here. You can’t say everything is “rightwing propaganda” we get enough of that propoganda from the Dem party also.

  • democrat1

    I like this at John W Smart blog

    CLINTON 2012 It’s Time

    http://www.johnwsmart.com/

    or at Youtube


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  • holdthemaccountable

    Whammo! That Was You Getting Hit With More Taxes
    By Gerri Willis
    Published July 08, 2010 | FOXBusiness

    Are you ready…for higher taxes? I know, it’s never good news, but the Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year and when they do — whammo! We are all going to get hit -no matter how much money you make. Here’s why: The current six tax-rate brackets of 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% and 35% will be replaced by five new brackets with the higher rates of 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and 39.6%. For a while, it looked like Congress might opt to stick with the current brackets — as a way to help low income folks. But the reality now, with massive deficits, is that that fix might not happen.
    That’s not the only thing to worry about: Investors and savers are about to get stung, too. The maximum tax rate on long-term capital gains is set to go to 20% from 15%. Maximum rates on dividends skyrockets to 39.6%; so much for saving for the future. Then the marriage- penalty tax returns — for high earners, low earners and everybody in between. And, of course, as we’ve been saying on the Willis Report, the death tax jumps to 55% unless no action is taken. Bottom line, your bottom line is about to get hammered — if Congress takes no action. If you have an accountant or financial advisor, it’s probably time to call them and start talking about what you need to do to get prepared… because it’s going to be an expensive 2011.
    h t t p://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2010/07/08/whammo-getting-hit-taxes/

  • Mormaer

    basement angel
    July 9th, 2010 at 4:21 am
    Turn down,
    Very little overlap. He focused almost entirely on using high school and college kids. I’ve met some of the people who voted illegally. They weren’t ACORN. They were kids who got offered lunch and an Ipod.

    The Obama campaign used a bunch of creepy assed little shit lawyers also to overrun caucuses. I know. I helped run some off. I agree that there are some good ACORN folks but most of them have been co-opted by the political hacks at this point. You are also correct in that crooked voter registration and voting needs inside help at the local level to get away with it.

    One of the stories I am not seeing discussed is how split state parties are at present. The Obama campaign took over state and local Democratic parties who ran folks off when they would not get with the Obama program. They are missing contributors and bodies who used to work the elections and know the areas. They are still trying to replace these people and are coming up with all kinds of weird strategies to make up the difference but it takes time which they do not have. College kids cannot host fund raisers nor organize poll watchers effectively. I see a whip saw election coming up with Republicans being used as a means to get rid of Obama Democrats. The electorate is very angry.

  • Betty

    democrat1, thank you for posting that video. I don’t know why, I have never felt it before while watching any public figure walk off an airplane but this time the visual of Hillary crossing the path of that big jet engine spoke to me of all the forces that would like to destroy Hillary and ahead of which Hillary has “kept on running”. I was filled with admiration for her incredible courage and determination and shear good will towards all people.

    I find my self each day checking the blogs, waiting for the piece of string which when pulled will unravel this whole nightmare in short order. Nothing else seems to interest me. How many people have been paid off to keep silent about Obama. At what point will grief over the national disasters caused by Obama et el overwhelm their fear or greed and cause them to come forth. Can we provide a safe place for them?

  • wbboei

    Basement Angel: I am not in a position to understand, much less argue with your experiences concerning ACORN. I take you at your word that the ones you met were dedicated people who were simply working hard to see that everyone who was entitled to vote had a chance to do so. Some of the work they have done is not unlike the work Hillary did as an campaign volunteer in Texas as a college kid, so for reason at least she world have liked honest ACORN people doing honest work. And as far as experience is concerned, I will concede that you have inside information about ACORN which I do not have. I never ran a ACORN campaign so in that respect you are quite correct that you have more experience with ACORN than I do. But I do have experience on the campaign trail for Hillary in five states. ACORN members were active in each of those states with the possible exception of West Virginia. And it was also my experience that they were not on Hillary’s side but very much on the Obama’s side, both on the street and where there were caucuses inside the caucuses rooms. In Washington they were trained and dispatched to the local precincts where they burst into the room, sang Obama songs and made their presence known. They were not there to vote, they were there to harass.

    The key question for most of us on this blog is not whether the work ACORN has done work in the past, but what did they do in the 2008 primary. Specifically: did ACORN work for Hillary or Obama in the 2008 primary? On that point, the evidence is clear: Obama. That is the issue.

  • wbboei

    Correction to final paragraph above:

    The key concern for most of us on this blog is not whether the work ACORN has done commendable work in the voting rights area in the past, but what did they do in the 2008 primary. Specifically: i) did ACORN work for Hillary or Obama in the 2008 primary?, and ii) were their methods on the street and in the caucuses lawful and legitimate? (See Pacific John on Texas).

  • wbboei

    The Obama campaign used a bunch of creepy assed little shit lawyers also to overrun caucuses.
    ———————–
    Geeks with law degrees. The Obama campaign drew them in like a magnet.

  • JanH

    No doubt about it. He is the most anti-Israel potus in history.
    ——————–
    PENCE & BAUER: Defending Israel takes more than hugs

    17 months of damage can’t be erased with one friendly meeting

    By Mike Pence and Gary Bauer
    Thursday, July 8, 2010

    The alliance between our nation and Israel has deep and enduring roots, yet since taking office, President Obama has torn apart the ties that bind. Despite a meeting this week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that by many accounts was cordial, much still remains to be done to restore the friendship between our two countries.

    The modern nation of Israel was established as the clock struck midnight in Jerusalem on May 14, 1948. Eleven minutes later, President Harry Truman, rejecting the advice of Secretary of State George Marshall and most of the foreign-policy establishment, recognized the newly restored Israeli nation. The next day, Arab states declared war on Israel in an effort to kill the new nation in its crib.

    Since then, under Israeli prime ministers and American presidents of both parties, the friendship has endured. Both countries believe in the dignity of every human being. Both nations believe in fundamental human rights – freedom of speech, assembly and dissent. We share values rooted in the rich soil of Judeo-Christian civilization; we face hatred from similar enemies.

    The Israeli people are overwhelmingly pro-American, and Americans express affection for Israel at levels that are rivaled only by our feelings toward Great Britain. In the wake of the Sept. 11 attack, Americans were shocked to see street celebrations break out in parts of the Middle East, with dancing crowds celebrating the pain inflicted on us. But we were comforted to see Israelis cry along with us, lower their flag and declare a day of mourning as we buried our dead. Israelis understood very well what had happened to America. Proportionately, more Israelis were killed by Palestinian jihadists during the intifada than we lost on Sept. 11.

    It is against the backdrop of this cherished alliance that the realization is slowly taking shape in both Israel and the U.S. that Mr. Obama is the most anti-Israel president ever to occupy the Oval Office.

    In the 17 months since taking the oath of office, the president methodically has moved the United States away from our friend Israel while reaching out to the most thuggish regimes in the Middle East. He sends letters offering friendship to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a man who says Israel will be “wiped off the map,” while at the same time disrespecting Mr. Netanyahu.

    Mr. Obama protests that nothing has changed and that he is committed to the U.S.-Israel relationship. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton went to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) convention to reassure the audience that we are committed to Israel’s security. Other administration functionaries use the same talking points, but public policy tells a different story. The administration shows a disturbing pattern of currying favor with enemies like Iran while pushing aside the concerns and interests of allies like Israel.

    Iran’s government is responsible for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq. Yet the White House offers the Iranian regime friendship, diplomacy and dialogue. The president has displayed infinite patience with Mr. Ahmadinejad. Iran’s deception has been overlooked. Mr. Obama has eagerly sought talks while promising no preconditions even as Iran insists that its nuclear program will not be negotiated. A year ago, when Iranian reformers were beaten and murdered in the streets of Tehran, the Obama administration was slow and tepid in its condemnation for fear it would damage the administration’s outreach to the oppressive Iranian government.

    Compare this indulgent treatment of Iran to the bullying Israel has received from the Obama administration. There was unprecedented outrage when the administration heard that the Jerusalem municipal authority had allowed building permits to go forward in a well-established, undisputed Jewish neighborhood. White House officials made sure to “leak” to the media that Mr. Obama was livid with Israel. The White House publicly demanded that all building stop in East Jerusalem, a demand to which no Israeli prime minister could ever agree.

    The American people have been left to wonder how an American administration could denounce the Jewish state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem. What should a reasonable observer conclude when Israelis building homes in their own capital elicit more White House anger than does Mr. Ahmadinejad, who promises a second genocide and urges the Iranian people to imagine a world without Israel and the U.S.?

    When the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference met in May, it was widely assumed that the Obama administration would use the opportunity to rally support against the Iranian nuclear program. Instead, the conference, with the support of the Obama administration, issued a statement demanding that Israel, which is not a signatory to the treaty, open its nuclear program to outside supervision. It’s unprecedented for a U.S. president to sign on to a resolution that singles out Israel and ignores Iran, Syria and North Korea.

    The most recent browbeating of Israel came when the president criticized Israel’s blockade of Gaza as “unsustainable.” This administration does not understand the critical importance of the Gaza blockade. The terrorist organization Hamas has used Gaza as a launching pad for thousands of rockets that killed innocent civilians in Israel. The blockade helps keep weapons away from Hamas, saving lives in Gaza and Israel. Yet the American president sees fit to join the anti-Israel international chorus, which seeks little more than to tear down Israel’s right and ability of self-defense.

    Time and time again, the pattern is the same. The world is being sent a clear and unmistakable signal: This administration will not stand with Israel against the circling vultures. The Obama administration’s policies are undermining our ally, emboldening Israel’s enemies and making a Middle East war more, not less, likely. By endangering Israeli security, Mr. Obama is also making America less safe. Our alliance with Israel is not a liability; it is an asset. Together with other free nations, we are defending our shared values.

    A group of respected world leaders and academic figures, including former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, met in Paris recently. They boldly asserted, “There is no West without Israel.” They are right. Israel is the “tip of the spear” of Western democratic values in a dangerous neighborhood of thugs, jihadists and dictators. The weakening of the Israeli nation does not help America. It puts us more at risk. Undermining a 62-year alliance with Israel doesn’t win friends for the U.S. – it makes every nation question the value of aligning with America. After all, if America will break with its most cherished ally, what other nation could rely on our promises?

    We are entering dangerous waters. Iran is marching forward with its nuclear program. NATO member Turkey appears to have realigned against U.S. interests and toward a new alliance with Iran and Syria. The president’s policies toward Israel are damaging an alliance that now more than ever needs to be strong. Meeting with Mr. Netanyahu and treating him with respect this week was a good start. But much work still remains to be done.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/8/defending-israel-takes-more-than-hugs/print/

  • wbboei

    I do not pretend to know what Hillary meant by that comment just keep walking. There was more than one level to it I suspect. Here is what I think:

    1. In West Virginia, she promised to fight on to the Convention

    2. Then shit happened–bribes, threats against the super duds

    3. In Washington, she said just keep moving.

    To me the two statements must be read together, since she was mindful of the first statement when she made the first. Read together what they mean to me was this:

    I do not intend to get drawn into a fight which would destroy me and/or the party, so I must wait until the time is right to continue this quest.

    There were times after that where she was tempted to go after it, but following the murder of one of her convention leaders and the untimely death of another, I assume she concluded the votes were not there. She also knew that at that point the world did not see he flaws in Obama, so if she did press the issue and win they would riot in Denver as Jessee Jackson III and Douglas Wilder the black former governor of Virginia threatened. I am reasonably sure there were other threats as well.

  • nomobama

    I read the Lame Cherry blog a few times a week. I probably would not have done so three years ago, but now my mind is open to differing points of view, including the boogey man right wing viewpoints. Lame Cherry is obviously a very conservative person, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that what he/she writes is automatically bs, as I once would have thought. This personal development is one positive thing for me that has come about because of the election and corruption of the Obama administration and the corruption of the democratic party in general. Here is a
    blogpost of Lame Cherry that I thought worthy to bring here.

    Attorney Mario Apuzzo has been progressing a case based upon the British Nationality Act of 1948 which confirms that B. Hussein Obama is a British subject, and invalidated from being a President of these United States, as the utmost safeguard to America is that only a natural born Citizen may serve in the one office which controls the military of the United States, which can be unleashed on Citizens.

    Mr. Appuzo’s case was rejected by a lower court and in appeal to the 3rd US Circuit Court, three judges there dismissed the case as “frivolous”.

    In a quote from WND, these three judges in Dolores Sloviter, Maryanne Trump Barry and Thomas Hardiman, came up with thee most bizarre of reasons. (I’m surprised they didn’t cite the Commerce Clause as that is what these treacherous purveyors of usurpation hide behind in everything legal.)

    They added that plaintiffs’ injuries are not ‘concrete and particularized’ because they are ‘harms that are suffered by many or all of the American people.’”

    Let the above be put into literal historical layman’s terms. These three treacherites, stated that the Nuremberg Trials should not have taken place as Jews had no standing, because the harms of the Nazi regime were suffered by many nationalities and all the Jewish people.
    If that is too, Souter, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan international law, let the 3rd’s treachery reach into America.

    In that, these treacherites have stated that all the money which amounts to billions in real dollars which the US Government, and Obama just afforded to Hawaiians, that Indians have been awarded in reservations, moneys and payments for the Black Hills, which was not the Sioux’s land in the first place, are null and void, as all Indians have suffered the same harms.
    The 3rd’s ruling ends the reservation system, as it was create by the same Obama executive and same Obama legislative.

    Taking this a literal step further, these treacherites of Obama, have stated all the money confiscated from cigarette companies was illegal, because too many people suffered from cigarette ailments, and in a current proposition, Barack Hussein Obama extorting 20 billion dollars from British Petroleum had no right, as Obama in tarballing the entire GOP Gulf States spread the slick around too much, as every American there is suffering from the same thing.

    To put it mildly, Dolores Sloviter, Maryanne Trump Barry and Thomas Hardiman are idiots of the Obama idiotry.

    Can you imagine what Patrick Henry would say in hearing these three treacherites state that it is frivolous to defend the Constitution when the entire Obama thugocracy and seated Obamites are shredding the Constitution and refuse with these three accomplices on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal to follow the Constitution in making Mr. Obama produce a valid birth certificate proving he is natural born in Hawaii or any other American State, by of legal age American parent or parents?

    These three judges are not judges in the least, but outlaws.

    What injuries in fact would these judges deem suitable? Mark Levin suffering from high blood pressure and coughing a lung up daily, because Obama is in the process of ruining Mr. Levin’s ability to make a living in silencing him?

    Does it need to be physical harm or can it be mental anguish?

    Just what are the parameters of these judges rules? Is Obama having US Soldiers murdered in Afghanistan in his traitorous rules of engagement allowing them to be shot by terrorists anguish enough or are too many Soldiers dying so that is not valid, any more than now all Americans are endangered by Obama’s Faisal Fizzlers.
    Does it have to be one person, three people, what is the cut off point of injury that gives one standing?
    Does it only apply to black people while white people are threatened by Obama predators from voting?
    Does Rod Blagojevich and his family qualify in the personal issue of Mr. Obama initiating the crime Mr. Blagojevich is on trial for, or is it as that fraud judge ruled in nothing about Obama can appear in court as Mr. Blagojevich has no right to a fair trial in America while Obama rules as tyrant and the courts is ruling as despots.

    The Obama courts are insane as he is. If it is Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, he is the criminal for being just one man. When it is Mario Apuzzo, well then Mr. Apuzzo is too many people, so the court makes him a criminal in threatening court costs.

    Why is it that in all the court filings Mr. Obama is making with Mr. Holder against Americans, that the courts never threaten in dismissing Obama and Holder’s cases them personally to pay for their “frivolous” cases against Arizona or the working people of the GOP Gulf Coast?

    Amazing isn’t it eh, when the tyrant in thief is in charge, and the entire body politic of whores is doing Obama’s bidding in the brothel he has made of the virgin bride of America’s sacred Constitutional bed, that everything like Obama is like O.J. Simpson, until the tides of time changed and God’s Justice was found in Nevada Courts.

    Mr. Obama has initiated a revolution in America by assaulting her, bankrupting her and changing the courts of justice to kangaroo courts where Holder holds mock trials in justice not done. Revolution is a two way street as the British taskmasters found out after brutalizing Americans with whip and the hangman’s noose.
    Today’s Americans made criminals by Obama mandates and courts, will tomorrow be the hearings dispensing American Justice not only on the regime, but the Vichy which betrayed a nation and collaborated with a usurper.

    The United States Courts are fraud. They are Fitzgerald puppets of the regime and hide high crimes against America in “standing” and “commerce”.

    Some note that America is in a monetary situation mirroring the Great Depression exactly. No one has noted that America is in a judicial situation mirroring 1775 with Americans criminalized by the tyrant’s courts.

    It is now frivolous to defend the Constitution and uphold American Law, and when an entire American People suffers under tyranny, well they have no right to Declare Independence from that tyranny as far too many people are being harmed.

    When the courts are no longer just, the courts are just legalized criminals in robes.
    ~Lame Cherry

    agtG 230

  • wbboei

    1. I fear trouble ahead when Obama loses. Here are the warning signs that I see:

    a. 90% black support for Obama even now

    b. black liberation theology epitomized by Reverend Wright

    c. black panther race hate exonerated by Holder

    d. standing threats by black leaders to burn denver if Obama was not selected

    e. Obama’s support for these tactics (Jim Messina is involved)

    f. Soros methods deployed in Eastern Europe–mass protests to protest election results

    g. our economic condition is placing new stains on the social fabric

    h. Obama will not cede power voluntarily and will incite his supporters

    2. However, those who would contemplate such action should study what happened in the Watts riots. Whites backed down like they often do these days because they are intimidated by 12% of the population. But Koreans and Hispanics armed themselves with shot guns to defend their property with lethal force. They were not about to give up what they had worked hard to achieve in American for the sake of a grievance which black demagogues and guilt ridden whites cannot let go of.

  • wbboei

    This is another reason why Hillary needs to run. Faced with a Republican alternative to Obama, the people who would riot for the reasons listed above will riot. But if Hillary is the standard bearer for the party, she can address their needs in ways that Obama can’t or won’t. Plus, this would take the racial issue out of the equation, which generates more heat than light. As a result, it would focus on problem solving. This is not an argument for the masses, it is an argument for the elites to consider. If we get back into the burn baby burn scenario, their interests as well as everyone else’s will be adversely affected.

  • JanH

    wbboei
    July 9th, 2010 at 10:41 am
    ———————-

    I was with some friends last weekend and we were discussing this very thing. To a one we all agreed that a loss could result in violent rioting, assassination attempts, looting, and basically turning American race relations back to square one.

  • rgb44hrc

    JanH
    July 8th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    The selective modesty of Barack Obama
    By Charles Krauthammer
    &&&&&&&&

    JanH, you always bring up good stuff. The Krautmeister makes excellent points about “Her Majesty, the Queen”.

  • nomobama

    America cannot be held hostage to threats of rioting, etc. that are made from disgruntled groups. This type of threat will evetually backfire. Ordinary Americans, regardless of race, will not stand for it.

  • ShortTermer

    Basement Angel, where can we view the documentary of the 2008 primary you produced? Interviews are only as good as the interviwers and/or editors and other manipulators. Just watch Jay Leno’s et al interviews with citizens, particulary when asked to respond about the history and patriots of their very own country. You dunk unmericifully on people and their views on a very regular basis, yet you complain when reciprocated? I have noticed that Carol has not posted since your rants about bat shit crazy, racists, and rightwing, lunacy. Carol, whose posts have been so common sense, logical and straightforward. I can not help but wonder what your motives are, and just why you think your OPINIONS are more important than anyone else’s. I understand that you believe yourself to have more ‘awesomeness’ than anyone else, but so do The Won and everyone in his administration – not a pretty picture.

  • ShortTermer

    nomobama, exactly.

  • wbboei

    A friend of mine has been fighting a losing battle against small town rednecks led by a preacher who claim that the accession of Obama means the black man will be up and the white man would be down. She deplored their racism and narrow mindedness, as did I. Unfortunately, their racist statement is virtually identical to what the black panther said–and far more important than that, what Barack Obama’s own Attorney General condoned. In effect, Holder made the red neck’s case for them. When big media tells us whites are angry, I think it is more accurate to say they are fearful, since fear is after all the basis for both anger and hatred. And Mr. Obama has given them good and sufficient reasons to be fearful.

  • rgb44hrc

    turndownobama
    July 9th, 2010 at 1:46 am
    ‘Good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ is a ROLE that differs from one election to the next. In 2000, Acorn was trying to get the votes counted that would have elected Gore — good guys. In 2008 they used their power to get Obama elected — bad guys.
    &&&&&&&

    I completely agree. Defending ACORN’s actions in 2008 is heresy here at this web site. In the past, ACORN may or may not have been legit…there are always a few bad apples even among a good bunch. But at some point, the organization was hijacked.

    That they are flushed down the toilet now is a wonderful thing.

    Sorry, Basement Angel, we ain’t buying that argument here.

  • blowme0bama

    Anyone know what the status of the RICO action(s) against ACORN? I believe an Ohio AG commenced one(?) The organization certainly appears to fall squarely within the scope of the type of harm to be prevented.

  • rgb44hrc

    ShortTermer
    July 9th, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Basement Angel, where can we view the documentary of the 2008 primary you produced? Interviews are only as good as the interviwers and/or editors and other manipulators. Just watch Jay Leno’s et al interviews with citizens, particulary when asked to respond about the history and patriots of their very own country. You dunk unmericifully on people and their views on a very regular basis, yet you complain when reciprocated? I have noticed that Carol has not posted since your rants about bat shit crazy, racists, and rightwing, lunacy.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    Can the regular posters (and the sane lurkers who are ready to be “long time listener, first time caller” types) please not abandon the site due to differing opinions?

    Some times, we just have differing views on a particular topic.

    However, if you feel intimidated by one person or group of posters, or you don’t like someone point of view (perhaps you think they are a bot out to subvert this site or dissuade you from participating), please just hang in there.

    You can a) confront them, pointing out the flaws in their logic or bad facts, or b) ignore them if you think they are idiots.

    We’ve seen bots and idiots come and go. Ta ta to you.

    But we’ve also seen good people leave. Sometimes they come back after a sabbatical.

    We are self-policing to an extent, although admin holds the ultimate power to control. All hail Admin!!

  • rgb44hrc

    ACORN is in deep doo-doo in quite a few states, on the brink of bankruptcy as I recall going back a few months. I don’t know the latest…

  • nomobama

    The founders of ACORN tell me everything I need to know about the group.
    It’s stated goals may appeal to one’s sensibilities, but the conmen at the tippy top of the trash heap are corrupt, and corruption is therefore edemic. Corrupt individuals do not know how to run an upstanding organization as they only bring to the table their typical modus operandi. It’s like comparing a seed growing into beautiful flower with a maggot morphing into a fly.

  • JanH

    PM asks Bill Clinton to help release Gilad Shalit

    07.08.10

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with former American President Bill Clinton and asked him to help in the efforts to release kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas captivity.

    Netanyahu noted that Clinton has an international reputation, and recalled the release of two American citizens in North Korea, which was made possible after the former president visited the Communist state.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3917221,00.html

  • ABM90

    The violence in Oakland CA is less about the white transit officer but more about the Obama Legacy that he has advovated since the vile traitors at the DNC cheated Hillary and gave her delagate votes to the worst candidate in American History.Two days ago I posted a comment on what is taking place spurred on by the great messiah and his childish need to replace Farakahn.His platform is made up of the 4 “R”s .

    Restitution
    Redistribution
    Retribution
    Revolution
    Remember these words you young folks out there for your future is about to be deystroyed.I gave up all weapons when I came home from my 4 years of service in WWII but at this point I would gladly enjoy the comfort of even a 1913 Springfield 30.cal and my trusy Colt 45.Never have I ever had fears of the disaster that BHO has brought to us.They are real they are scary and they are here.

  • basement angel

    My documentary is The Audacity of Democracy produced by PUMA PAC. It’s not available right now, because I want to do more shooting. I have no idea what’s brewing for 2012 but something is – I do know that. You can, however, Google it and find reviews from various PUMA sites.

    Remember, PUMA stands for Party Unity My Ass, and was originally created by Democrats who, until that point, had genuine allegiance to the party. I’m one of those people. I’m not happy with the party right now, and they need to get their ass kicked, but I’m looking forward to voting for Hillary Clinton and that requires a functioning Democratic party to happen.

    What is so offensive about the commentary here is how right wing it is. How so much of what is said by anyone critical of Obama is accepted without challenge by critical thinking skills.

    Obama is a terrible president – probably the worst Democratic president since Buchanan, whose sympathies and tolerations led to the Civil War. But that does not legitimize rightwing talking points, or make Glenn Beck or Limbaugh credible. They are still extremely dishonest and corrupt and the fact that they oppose Obama is not rooted in principal but in partisan allegiance. Both of them know that almost everything Obama is doing, McCain would have done.

    But no, ACORN is not how Obama committed fraud. Obama’s fraud happened in the caucuses and most of it happened by bullying locals, stealing or creating fraudulent paperwork and locking Clinton voters out. In addition, he imported college students to vote in caucuses where you could register the night of the vote. They focused on getting really young kids in there. In Indiana, which is primary state, that actually bussed high school kids around to early voting sites to vote for Obama.

  • henry

    Once upon a time I invested in excess of 20 per week teaching adults to read.
    Til I was attacked for not supporting bambi.
    i used to buy everything I could from amazon for a penny to get large print books.
    Spent hundreds and it was worth it
    I covered rent and fed but I will never forgive or forget when I was labeled and abused for not liking bambi
    I think economists refer to it as opportunity cost. Well several kids I worked with went from being unable to read to being lpns.

  • SHV

    A small, but another example of the continued merger of the Corporation and the State by the Obama-ists.

    “Coast Guard media liaison works for PR firm hired by BP
    By Hiram Lee
    9 July 2010

    A member of the US Coast Guard serving as a public affairs specialist in the Deepwater Horizon response is also employed by a public relations firm hired by BP. Petty Officer Rachel Polish is a Coast Guard reservist whose duties as a media liaison include preparing materials for the press, photographing Coast Guard events and coordinating with Coast Guard units and various external agencies on press events and announcements. An interview with National Incident Commander Thad Allen conducted by Polish appears on the official web site of the Unified Command.

    At the same time, Polish is also a vice president of digital strategy with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide where her responsibilities include “creating engaging experiences designed to promote awareness, brand loyalty, advocacy and conversion.” Ogilvy is the PR firm hired by BP to carry out its “A Brighter Tomorrow” campaign.

    There can be no doubt that Polish’s dual role is a major conflict of interest. But she would not be the only member of a federal agency or branch of government compromised by ties to BP or the oil industry as a whole. President Obama himself received $77,051 from BP during his presidential campaign. His chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, when he was still a member of the house of representatives, lived rent-free for five years in the apartment of Stanley Greenberg, whose firm was heavily involved in a “re-branding” public relations campaign for BP.

    Before she was appointed deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management in 2009, Sylvia Baca was an executive with BP. Steven E. Koonin, appointed by Obama to fill the role of under secretary of energy and science at the US Department of Energy, previously served as chief scientist for BP.”
    (snip)

    The author is a bit naive to characterize the Ms. Polish’s dual role as a “conflict of interest”. Her role is a congruence of interest for the Corporatist President.

  • SHV

    Obama is a terrible president – probably the worst Democratic president since Buchanan..
    ******
    That comparison is an injustice to President Buchanan. (the Civil War was the slow motion train wreck that resulted from the Constitutional Convention being unable to solve the problem of the two “Ss”, Sovereignty and Slavery, IMHO)

  • basement angel

    I disagree. I don’t think Obama is worse than Buchanan. We have had worse presidents, and i think it’s incredibly fatuous to think that Obama is the worst. He’s bad – incredibly corrupt and completely in debt to corporate America. he doesn’t give a fig about anyone who isn’t a billionaire CEO. But both Reagan and Bush Jr. cost far more lives, and did much more damage to the economy and to America’s standing in the world than Obama will.

    When you measure lives (both civilian and military) lost, and the lost wealth of the middle class, Obama is not in the top tier of bad presidents – and ultimately, that’s the only real standard for a liberal. The only metric by which he is the worst is probably civil rights, and he’s tied with Bush there.

  • OkieAtty

    Anyone else get RBO’s email a little it ago about being hacked/searched by Homeland Security through Media Trust?

    Admin, check your counter and the info on RBO at wp.me/pheQ0-9fb . Same to the rest of you.

    Fuck Zero. In. The. Ass….and his little minions, too.

  • OkieAtty

    JanH
    July 9th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    PM asks Bill Clinton to help release Gilad Shalit

    07.08.10

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with former American President Bill Clinton and asked him to help in the efforts to release kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas captivity.

    Netanyahu noted that Clinton has an international reputation, and recalled the release of two American citizens in North Korea, which was made possible after the former president visited the Communist state.

    Even BiBi is going around the Zero. And doing it publicly before the 5 minute meet-n-greet with the PhotoOp-in-Chief. LMAO.

  • henry

    Okie atty
    so odd
    searching for deleted bambi shite I questioned admion if u still existed here ans boom you leave a post

  • SHV

    When you measure lives (both civilian and military) lost, and the lost wealth of the middle class..
    ********
    Give him a chance…You need to compare Bush/Cheney to Obama after 1 1/2 years in office….Give Obama a total of eight years in office and see what the body count is and how well the middle class has been sacrificed in order to advance the interests of the Corporate State.

  • wbboei

    The reason race riots are predictable is because if there is a change in Congress, then the Republican majorities will begin battening down the financial hatches to avoid national default, and that will have a dramatic effect on programs favored by blacks. Meanwhile, Mr Obama, will be faced with a choice between acting responsibly or pandering to his base to achieve his goal of perpetual power. He will veto that legislation. Furthermore, he will characterize these cuts as racist, when in fact they are for the good of the country. And when all that happens, with a little inducement his followers will take to the streets. That is the scenario I am concerned with. It is like a Russian play where events move forward with dramatic precision to a denouement which no one devised, but everyone realizes after the fact as somehow inevitable and historically familiar.

  • henry

    This is too funny
    House sitting
    Had a guy come by to take a look at the pool as it was green He was in the house for maybe 5 minutes but some how all phones are gone. Two that sit in a docking station and my cell. Called my cell using neigbors phone and it was answered. So strange.

  • wbboei

    There are things happening within the democratic party now which none of us really see. But we must look for the signs. As you may recall, the democratic party was comprised of several machines which jockeyed for position in the 2008 election. Thanks to the will of a feeble minded old man who was seduced into believing in a second Camelot, the Kennedy Machine sided with the Chicago Mob instead of the Clinton Machine. That unfortunate factor was outcome determinative.

    However, since that time the Kennedy Machine is in a state of decline. It has not defined leader. It has lost the seat which was known as the Kennedy seat to a Republican. And it has gotten nothing in return for its contributions from the Obama Machine. Given those facts, they have an incentive now to make peace with the Clinton Machine which still exists. Both groups are white Irish Catholic, and as such they stand the best chance of reclaiming the party, and equally important in attracting the growing Hispanic population which is Catholic and has surpassed the blacks in numbers.

  • basement angel

    SHV,

    I’m comparing his first two years to the first two years of Bush and Reagan – and by that standard, he’s not as bad.

    Reagan had skyrocketing unemployment, and increase in suicides, foreclosures and bankruptcies through the roof. Terrorism was on the upswing. Bush had 9/11, which he made no attempt to stop, and which cost 3500 American lives and devastated the economy. The corruption which manifested itself as the housing bubble began and continued under his administration within the first two years.

    Obama is a disaster in his own right, but he’s a disaster because he is refusing to take the kind of corrective action that could put our country back on it’s feet. He didn’t create this mess, but he sure as hell isn’t making any attempt to clean it up either. And of course, the oil spill is his catastrophe. That loss of life and economic well-being will be his entirely.

  • SHV

    That loss of life and economic well-being will be his entirely.
    ******
    Don’t forget the “Good War”, that disaster is just beginning.

  • wbboei

    Today I spoke to someone who told me that George Soros has a brother named John who is an executive with BP. Frankly, I was not previously aware of that. I asked her for a source and she said she had heard it from Glenn Beck. If Confloyd was around she could confirm this perhaps through Mukety. If it is true, then it may help explain Obama’s inaction on the Gulf Crisis, as well as the taxpayer help Obama has given to Soros efforts in Brazil. For all those corrupt businessmen who supported Obama on the premise that they would get a rezko deal, they now know that there is a man who got a better deal and his name is Soros. Many years ago, a Mafia capo who I had legitimate business dealings with told me you are a friend, but the man over there–pointing to his associate, he is an even better friend. That is how they have to feel now about Obama. As far as Brenda being hacked by Homeland Security, that is part of their game too, so there are very few surprises here. If you speak out against Obama then they make of you a target. I do not think that most Americans want to live that way. But perhaps I am wrong.

  • wbboei

    Obama is a disaster in his own right, but he’s a disaster because he is refusing to take the kind of corrective action that could put our country back on it’s feet. He didn’t create this mess, but he sure as hell isn’t making any attempt to clean it up either. And of course, the oil spill is his catastrophe. That loss of life and economic well-being will be his entirely.
    ———————
    I agree that he does not have his foot on the brake. Where you and I differ is I think he has his foot on the accelerator.

  • wbboei

    There is one thing we can thank Mr. Obama and his thugs for. He has given us reason to appreciate the importance of civil liberties. If we had an ACLU which lived up to its name, they would be opposing his administration with a vengeance. But like so many on the left, they lack the courage of their convictions, and are shackled to a world view which is now obsolete. There is a wolf at the door and while they may think he is their wolf, it is still a wolf and will behave accordingly.

  • wbboei

    When we think of communism we think of what happened in Russia in 1917. But in fact, the modern variant began with the French Revolution in 1789, shortly after our own revolution which was its opposite. It is part and parcel of the struggle between people who refuse to share what they have earned thanks to the help of many people, and people who have want what they have but have not earned it. The problem is present within all of us and the answer is to find the right balance. That is why, to me at least, the best answer is a capitalist system with safety nets and boundaries on capitalism. And for those who tell me that is left wing trash, I point to the example of Otto Von Bismark who believed as I do, and ask them whether they really believe that most Prussian of Prussians was a bleeding heart liberal.

  • AmericanGal

    Basement Angel and others…I’m enjoying all your analysis here today (such smart people on this board) but just wanted to put forth my own everyday lay person opinion for what it’s worth…Obama may have indeed inherited a struggling economy, but his policies, spending and debt are hugely impacting that crisis. I personally don’t think our current economic problems can entirely be blamed on Bush (who we all agree didn’t handle the economy problems well before leaving office). The health care plan, the oil spill, and new spending programs are still in the process of unfolding.. and these are all on Obama’s watch. IMO how this all eventually sorts out will help determine Obama’s ranking as president along with other attributes such as his leadership skills and decisions on policies for our nation, both areas with enough controversy to impact how he is viewed over time.

  • admin

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

  • basement angel

    Oh, he absolutely has foot on the accelerator in places. That’s a good deal of what is so disgraceful about him. I’m not one who sees him as incompetent or ineffectual. I think he is quite aggressive on behalf the interests he regards himself as aligned with – and those monied interests are frequently hostile to the well-being of ordinary Americans.

    The ACLU is actually opposing a great deal of what he is doing, but with the access bloggers and corporate media unconcerned with Obama’s predations on our civil liberties, you simply don’t hear about it as much. When they go after Republicans presidents, the right wing media covers it and raises a racket on behalf of their partisan allies. Everyone on the left is simply ignoring what they’re doing.

  • wbboei

    Why should anyone waste their time watching faux comedians like Jay Leno, and Bill Maher? Why should we pay to go to Comedy Clubs around the country? Why indeed when we have comics like Congressman Pete Stark, a Nancy Pelosi lieutenant, who lives in Maryland but holds office in California doing his little routine. This little act will have you rolling in the aisles:



  • confloyd

    Hello everyone, just got back from the coast….in the Corpus CHristi area the water had no oil or tar balls, although I saw NO dolphins. They have always been in abundance when crossing the ferry between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. I crossed several times and saw none. The water was clear and we had a little storm as I was living.

    I had a great time and even went to Louisiana to play the slots.

    I haven’t heard the news since I left on Monday night…so I need to catch up on the posts.

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