Canada To The Rescue

Canada exhibited world leadership today and blocked Barack Obama’s treachery against Israel. The geographically large, population small, country showed the way a world power should conduct itself.

Barack Obama and his crew of thugs had tried to explain the timing of his treacherous attack on Israel last week as a carrot Obama could offer to the G8 leaders in order to forestall a September vote at the United Nations granting the Israel hating Palestinian leadership formal recognition as a state. That rationale is an outright lie which we will address further below. Today Canada demonstrated leadership at the G8 and clobbered Barack Obama and his Israel hating buddies:

“Canadian delegation blocks mention of 1967 lines in Group of Eight leaders’ joint statement calling Israel, Palestinians to return to peace talks.

Group of Eight leaders had to soften a statement urging Israel and the Palestinians to return to negotiations because Canada objected to a specific mention of 1967 borders, diplomats said on Friday.

Canada’s right-leaning Conservative government has adopted a staunchly pro-Israel position in international negotiations since coming to power in 2006, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper saying Canada will back Israel whatever the cost.

Diplomats involved in Middle East discussions at the G8 summit said Ottawa had insisted that no mention of Israel’s pre-1967 borders be made in the leaders’ final communiqué, even though most of the other leaders wanted a mention.

The Canadians were really very adamant, even though Obama expressly referred to 1967 borders in his speech last week,” one European diplomat said.”

Barack Obama’s lie that he had to stab Israel in the back in order to help Israel this September today was proven, once again, to be the lie that it always has been. Barack Obama, the “Arabs lawyer” joined in the lie pushed by Palestinians that they did not need to negotiate with Israel because this September they could force a vote at the United Nation’s General Assembly.

The Palestinians know they cannot beat Israel militarily. The Palestinians have demonstrated bad faith again and again in their negotiations with Israel – the ultimate proof was their rejection of President Bill Clinton’s initiative to create a Palestinian state with the full support of the Israeli government. What they cannot gain militarily, what they will not provide in recognizing Jewish Israel as a legitimate state, the Palestinians will try to gain with treacherous assistance by Barack Obama. Today, via the Jerusalem Post, the President of the United Nation’s General Assembly proved Barack Obama is a liar and an incompetent, both:

“The Palestinians cannot circumvent the UN Security Council to avoid a likely US veto if they try to join the United Nations as a sovereign state later this year, a top UN official said on Friday.

But the official made clear a US veto would not put the issue of Palestinian statehood and UN membership to rest.

Some Arab diplomats in New York have suggested it would be possible for the Palestinians to bypass the UN Security Council and go straight to the 192-nation General Assembly to win approval for a planned UN membership application.

The UN charter says that new members are admitted by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the 15-nation Security Council, where the United Sates, Britain, France, China and Russia are permanent members with veto powers.

The current president of the General Assembly, Joseph Deiss of Switzerland, was asked by reporters if there was a way for the Palestinians to become a UN member state if its application was vetoed by the United States, which opposes the idea. Deiss said, “No.

Barack Obama’s flimsy excuse that he had to give the Pearl Harbor style treacherous attack on Israel speech in order to be able to prevent a September recognition of a Palestinian state has once again been proven to be a lie. In our previous three articles on Barack Obama’s treacherous attack on Israel we noted how bizarre it was for Barack Obama to attack Israel treacherously in a Thursday speech, knowing full well that the Jewish powerhouse AIPAC was meeting that very weekend and that not only would Obama be addressing AIPAC but so would Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In addition Barack Obama knew that Netanyahu was scheduled to address both houses of the American Congress while he, Barack Obama, was flying off to Europe on a “pub crawl” as Tim Pawlenty described it.

Why would Barack Obama attack Israel under such circumstances? Charles Krauthammer today asks whether Obama is merely a Boob or a hate filled Boob? Krauthammer asks the question in a most polite and yet precise manner – “whether this perverse and ultimately self-defeating policy is born of genuine antipathy toward Israel or of the arrogance of a blundering amateur“?:

“Every Arab-Israeli negotiation contains a fundamental asymmetry: Israel gives up land, which is tangible; the Arabs make promises, which are ephemeral. The long-standing American solution has been to nonetheless urge Israel to take risks for peace while America balances things by giving assurances of U.S. support for Israel’s security and diplomatic needs.

It’s on the basis of such solemn assurances that Israel undertook, for example, the Gaza withdrawal. In order to mitigate this risk, President George W. Bush gave a written commitment that America supported Israel absorbing major settlement blocs in any peace agreement, opposed any return to the 1967 lines and stood firm against the so-called Palestinian right of return to Israel.

For 2 1/ 2 years, the Obama administration has refused to recognize and reaffirm these assurances. Then last week in his State Department speech, President Obama definitively trashed them. He declared that the Arab-Israeli conflict should indeed be resolved along “the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.”

Barack Obama stabbed Israel in the back, and then with the blood dripping knife in hand attempted to pretend he had not just attacked Israel. It was a blatant lie from a blatant liar:

Nothing new here, said Obama three days later. “By definition, it means that the parties themselves — Israelis and Palestinians — will negotiate a border that is different” from 1967.

It means nothing of the sort. “Mutually” means both parties have to agree. And if one side doesn’t? Then, by definition, you’re back to the 1967 lines.

Nor is this merely a theoretical proposition. Three times the Palestinians have been offered exactly that formula, 1967 plus swaps — at Camp David 2000, Taba 2001, and the 2008 Olmert-Abbas negotiations. Every time, the Palestinians said no and walked away.

And that remains their position today: The 1967 lines. Period. Indeed, in September the Palestinians are going to the United Nations to get the world to ratify precisely that — a Palestinian state on the ’67 lines. No swaps.

Note how Obama has undermined Israel’s negotiating position. He is demanding that Israel go into peace talks having already forfeited its claim to the territory won in the ’67 war — its only bargaining chip. Remember: That ’67 line runs right through Jerusalem. Thus the starting point of negotiations would be that the Western Wall and even Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter are Palestinian — alien territory for which Israel must now bargain.

The very idea that Judaism’s holiest shrine is alien or that Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter is rightfully or historically or demographically Arab is an absurdity. And the idea that, in order to retain them, Israel has to give up parts of itself is a travesty.

Barack Obama repeatedly stabbed Israel in the back with that single speech. On the “so-called right of return” Barack Obama sided with Arabs/Muslims against faithful ally Israel. Arabs’ lawyer Obama’s version of a two state solution is the destruction of Israel:

“Yet in his State Department speech, Obama refused to simply restate this position — and refused again in a supposedly corrective speech three days later. Instead, he told Israel it must negotiate the right of return with the Palestinians after having given every inch of territory. Bargaining with what, pray tell?

No matter. “The status quo is unsustainable,” declared Obama, “and Israel too must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.”

Israel too? Exactly what bold steps for peace have the Palestinians taken? Israel made three radically conciliatory offers to establish a Palestinian state, withdrew from Gaza and has been trying to renew negotiations for more than two years. Meanwhile, the Gaza Palestinians have been firing rockets at Israeli towns and villages. And on the West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas turns down then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s offer, walks out of negotiations with Binyamin Netanyahu and now defies the United States by seeking not peace talks but instant statehood — without peace, without recognizing Israel — at the United Nations. And to make unmistakable this spurning of any peace process, Abbas agrees to join the openly genocidal Hamas in a unity government, which even Obama acknowledges makes negotiations impossible.

Obama’s response to this relentless Palestinian intransigence? To reward it — by abandoning the Bush assurances, legitimizing the ’67 borders and refusing to reaffirm America’s rejection of the right of return.”

Krauthammer today asks the question we answered years ago:

“The only remaining question is whether this perverse and ultimately self-defeating policy is born of genuine antipathy toward Israel or of the arrogance of a blundering amateur who refuses to see that he is undermining not just peace but the very possibility of negotiations.”

Barack Obama’s policy is born of a history of Obama treachery (which we have documented starting in December 2007) and as we have also noted Barack Obama is a Boob (except when it comes to career advancement). The boobery was self-evident as we noted above regarding the bizarre timing of Netanyahu in the United States while Barack Obama flew off to European booberies and embarrassments.

The antipathy towards Israel is manifest in the policy which we have also documented in past days and in the now exposed United Nations excuse lie. Barack Obama is also a Narcissist and “Narcissists don’t like being challenged.”:

“Body language expert Tanya Reiman told Bill O’Reilly tonight that Obama lied and was no friend of Netanyahu. Reiman said that Obama has “contempt in his eyes” and displays it with his body language when he is with Benjamin Netanyahu. [snip]

“No, I would say that is a very big lie, when they talk about being friends… They don’t like each other. I’m adamantly convinced that they don’t like each other.”

“When you look at two people who are friends you don’t see contempt in the eyes of one. So, President Obama is looking and as you see him he starts to grab his chin really hard and he’s staring and he gets that glare in his eye and he’s squeezing his chin as he does this.”

The “one” with the “glare in his eye” is treacherous Barack Obama.



After Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu bravely stood up to Barack Obama, Obama Hopium guzzlers began to say that the “rude” behavior would hurt Netanyahu. That’s not what happened however.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports:

“It’s doubtful that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his wildest, most optimistic dreams, would have dared to imagine when he set off for the United States last week that Israelis would respond to his six-day trip so enthusiastically: According to a new Haaretz poll, they are giving the visit high marks, considering it an overwhelming success.”

A certain au pair is testimony to the boobery of Barack Obama and his treachery towards Israel and Netanyahu. The au pair works for Washington Post writer Dana Milbank:

“Lawmakers gave Binyamin Netanyahu 59 rounds of applause as the Israeli prime minister addressed a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. But more revealing was the whisper I heard while watching the speech from the House gallery.

It came as Netanyahu repeated his rejection of the notion, floated by President Obama last week, that peace talks with Palestinians should be based on Israel’s smaller, pre-1967 borders.

“Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967,” Netanyahu thundered. “Jerusalem must never again be divided,” he roared.

“Go, Bibi!” the woman next to me said, sotto voce.

It was the voice of Inna Graizel, my daughter’s 21-year-old Israeli au pair, who is spending a year with my family, learning about America.”

Milbank notes that Inna Graizel, the au pair, was not a Netanyahu supporters until this past week. Milbanksaw through her eyes how badly Obama bungled his Middle East speech.” Milbank saw that Obama had make “the remote prospect of peace that much more distant.”

Milbank, via the au pair, saw the bumbling boob called Barack Obama:

“Of this, Inna herself is evidence: Though she’s a moderate who was suspicious of the uncompromising Netanyahu, the episode turned her into a supporter. [snip]

She voted for the centrist Kadima party in the last election because she didn’t share the militant views of Netanyahu’s Likud. [snip]

Obama and his defenders argued that this wasn’t really a new policy, but, as The Post’s Glenn Kessler expertly documented, the statement “represented a major shift.” Later, after the damage had been done, Obama qualified his statement, saying the border should be “different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967.”

Inna was stunned. “Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the West Bank, the 1967 lines? It’s crazy,” she said. “It’s impossible.” Holding her thumb and forefinger an inch apart, she added, “They’ll be this close to Tel Aviv.” The phrase about “agreed swaps” changed nothing.

To Inna’s ears, Obama had issued an existential threat to Israel, and it put her in an unfamiliar place: in lockstep with Bibi. When he told Obama in the Oval Office that the 1967 lines were “indefensible,” Inna celebrated. “Now, he’s our guy,” she said. “He’s the voice of Israel.

“An existential threat to Israel” is exactly right. Canada sees it. Netanyahu sees it.

Barack Obama is an existential threat to Israel and America. “Is he doing it on purpose?”

What is perplexing to us is that anyone still has doubts about what we have written for years and years and years. Mark Steyn is still asking himself a question which has been answered repeatedly:

“I mean, what I find fascinating, thinking about this 1967 border stuff, is whether he intended it as a conscious shift in U.S. policy that would alarm the Israeli government, or whether with the casual arrogance of his half-wit 12 year old speechwriters, it just somehow got in there, and he finds himself standing up there saying it. That’s what I don’t understand.”

What is there to understand? Barack Obama is a treacherous boob. How many times do we have to write it?:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”

Binyamin Netanyahu understands. Canada understands. Barack Obama must be opposed forcefully.

Last week Netanyahu came to the rescue. Today Canada came to the rescue. On this beginning of the Memorial Day weekend let us hope the American electorate comes to the rescue of the land of the free, home of the brave.

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191 thoughts on “Canada To The Rescue

  1. Sounds like Canada is on its way to fulfilling its destiny of becoming the next world leader portrayed in scify novels of the future.

  2. Thank You Stephen Harper and our Canadian neighbors!
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    The NY Times Lied About Israeli Reaction to Netanyahu’s D.C. Adventure

    Those who only read the NY Times would get the impression that last week’s trip to the United States by Bibi Netanyahu was an absolute political disaster for the Israeli Prime Minister.

    The Progressive newspaper of record, the New York Times headline proclaimed:

    “Israelis See Netanyahu Trip as Diplomatic Failure.”

    “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel returned from Washington on Wednesday to a nearly unanimous assessment among Israelis that despite his forceful defense of Israel’s security interests, hopes were dashed that his visit might advance peace negotiations with the Palestinians.”

    As my friend Dr. Barry Rubin explains, Israelis have very little hope for peace because unlike the progressive media, they understand that the Palestinians because even though it makes them unhappy they know that the Palestinians don’t want to advance peace negotiations. But that theme–the Palestinian leadership doesn’t want peace–is not permitted in virtually all of the American mass media.

    Two new polls prove the NY Times report about Israeli reaction was totally biased.

    A poll conduced by the liberal Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz which reported the positive Israeli reaction to Netanyahu’s trip.

    “Ha’aretz Poll: Netanyahu’s Popularity Soaring Following Washington Trip”

    “A new poll conducted by Dialog, under the supervision of Prof. Camil Fuchs of the Tel Aviv University Statistics Department, showed that 47% of the Israeli public believes Netanyahu’s U.S. trip was a success, while only 10% viewed it as a failure.”

    In fact the poll seems to indicate the D.C. trip reversed Netanyahu’s decline in approval:

    While in a Haaretz poll five weeks ago Netanyahu seemed to be in hot water with the public, with 38 percent expressing satisfaction with his performance and 53 percent disappointed with it, in yesterday’s poll the results were essentially reversed: 51 percent were satisfied, while 36 percent were not.

    The moderate Jerusalem Post conducted its own poll conducted after Obama’s Speech to AIPAC:

    When asked in the poll whether they saw Obama’s administration as more pro-Israel, more pro-Palestinian or neutral, just 12 percent of Israeli Jews surveyed said more pro-Israel, while 40% said more pro-Palestinian, 34% said neutral and 13% did not express an opinion.

    Other polls taken after the Netanyahu trip agree with the other two:

    A Telesker poll published in Ma’ariv on Wednesday found that the Likud had strengthened against Kadima. The poll predicted that the Likud would rise from 27 to 30 Knesset seats, while Kadima would fall from 28 to 27.

    Asked who was more fit to be prime minister, 36.9% said Netanyahu; 28.3% said Kadima leader Tzipi Livni; 9.2% said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Israel Beiteinu; 2.6% said Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Independence; and 18.2% answered none of the above.

    A Sarid Institute poll broadcast on Channel 2 Tuesday night found that 38% of Israelis found Netanyahu most fit to be prime minister, and 35% Livni. The poll found that the Likud had grown in support at Kadima’s expense.

    Since the last poll taken by the institute during a crisis over gas prices, Kadima fell by five seats and Likud rose by four.

    The poll found that if an election were held now, Likud would win 34 seats (up seven from the last election in February 2009); and Kadima 29 (up one).

    A Geocartographic Institute poll broadcast on Channel 1 Tuesday night predicted that the Likud would win 33 seats, and Kadima 22. According to that survey, 61% of Jewish Israelis oppose Obama’s formula of the 1967 lines with land swaps as a basis for an agreement with the Palestinians, while only 27% favor it.

    If the NY Times had any interest in the truth it would have declared that Israelis saw the Netanyahu trip as a success, and as a result the Likud party grew in support. But the truth isn’t the story the progressive media wanted to convey. The Times, like most progressives, wanted to brand the Netanyahu trip as an object failure for the Israeli PM, because he committed what is to them, a felony, he had dared to “school” the precious infallible President.

    http://bigjournalism.com/jdunetz/2011/05/27/the-ny-times-lied-about-israeli-reaction-to-netanyahus-d-c-adventure/

  3. Whatever the NYT may have been in the past, they are no longer interested in publishing the truth, only their opinions about what we should believe.

  4. Great post Admin…

    Barack Obama is a treacherous boob. How many times do we have to write it?

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    Until the cows come home or until Hillary is President, which ever comes first.

  5. I loved the video above where body language of Bibi and Barry were discussed. Bill O’bama was all protective of his BoyKing while he had to back off while the professional told him, no, these two men do NOT like each other AT ALL

  6. Soros has spent Tens of Millions on controlling Big Media.
    Here is another once reliable publication gone south:
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    AP Gives Up On Impartiality When Dealing with Israel

    The Associated Press was, at one point, considered a reputable news source. Founded in 1846, its “news” articles and photographs are published in 1700 newspapers and used by thousands more television and radio broadcasters. There have been some controversies in its long history, most of which were in the last decade, but it is still considered by many to be an impartial news source.

    It’s not. It hasn’t been for a while. For years, it has been slanting news stories against the right, against America and against Israel. It has done this subtly in many cases. However, when it comes to the Middle East, the organization no longer seems to care about even the appearance of impartiality.

    Following Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to both houses of Congress, the “news” organization published a Fact-Check of the speech. When they say “fact check,” they really mean “blatant attack and distortion of facts as well as misrepresentation of what was said in the first place.”

    The author of the hit piece, Josef Federman attempts to take cherry picked quotes and then refute them.

    “NETANYAHU: “You don’t need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves.”

    THE FACTS: “Israel is a leading recipient of American foreign aid, including more than $1 billion in military assistance each year.”

    http://bigjournalism.com/epokroy/2011/05/26/ap-gives-up-on-impartiality-when-dealing-with-israel/

  7. Yes, admin- I meant to say, the facts mentioned in your latest piece are stellar. Much more meat on the bone- 🙂

  8. Admin:

    I have a wish-

    I wish we could book a tour to Israel exclusively for Big Pinkers for maybe, a week or so- a year from now-

    We’ve been here so long, we’re almost family!

  9. lol…Mrs. Smith. That would be a blast!

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    Admin,

    Another stellary article. Thank you.

  10. Good seeing you, JanH..

    Is your sister recovering at all? I know it’s very soon to ask after such a shock. Just let her know she is still in our thoughts..
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    I renewed my passport in 08′. I feared the boob would do something to prevent us from qualifying for a renewal being Pinkers and all!

  11. for what it is worth, Michelle Bachmann also gets it…I just saw her hand O’s head on a platter to John King on CNN with her defense of Israel…I don’t know much about her “right wing” policies, but she is a staunch defender of Israel and made O look like the boob he is…

  12. Stephen Harper is like a Canadian Dick Cheney. If Obama happened to be in the same room with both Harper and Bibi, he would hide under the table.

  13. “I mean, what I find fascinating, thinking about this 1967 border stuff, is whether he intended it as a conscious shift in U.S. policy that would alarm the Israeli government, or whether with the casual arrogance of his half-wit 12 year old speechwriters, it just somehow got in there, and he finds himself standing up there saying it. That’s what I don’t understand.”

    LOL ….. half-wit 12 year old speechwriters,

  14. Barack Obama stabbed Israel in the back, and then with the blood dripping knife in hand attempted to pretend he had not just attacked Israel. It was a blatant lie from a blatant liar:
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    According to Ben Smith that was not what happened. What happened was Obama was just sitting there at the dinner discussing the Harvard version of the birds and the bees with Michelle and why storks have been given a bad wrap, when suddenly the doorbell rang. Obama is always concerned for the little people so rather than bother the butler, Barack got up to answer it. He had his filet mignon steak knife in hand which was personally autographed for him by Peter Lugar who has been dead for 100 years. As he opened the door and confronted Bibi and asked Michelle guess who is not coming to dinner, his foot slipped on a banana peel and he plunged it into his non guest guests abdomen all by mistake. It was an accident but Obama will not apologize. As John Wayne said pilgrim never apologize it is a sign of weakness. But then again, when Obama goes abroad representing the United States for Bush but never for himself. He alone is infallible. And anyone who claims otherwise is a racist. Meanwhile Holder has investigated the fatality and ruled it was it was okay because the victim was white.

  15. “I mean, what I find fascinating, thinking about this 1967 border stuff, is whether he intended it as a conscious shift in U.S. policy that would alarm the Israeli government, or whether with the casual arrogance of his half-wit 12 year old speechwriters, it just somehow got in there, and he finds himself standing up there saying it. That’s what I don’t understand.”
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    Why should anyone give him the benefit of the doubt. This was a clear case of malice aforethought. Look at his history, and it is perfectly clear what his intention was. For a former psychiatrist, Krathammer aint showing me much if he plays Hamlet on this one, i.e. to be or not to be. Two words should suffice: Jerrimiah Wright–the reverendest reverend that ever reved up a racist rascal named O ba ma.

  16. for what it is worth, Michelle Bachmann also gets it…I just saw her hand O’s head on a platter to John King on CNN with her defense of Israel…I don’t know much about her “right wing” policies, but she is a staunch defender of Israel and made O look like the boob he is…
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    Like I said the other day, I think the ticket will be Romney and Bachman. Am I happy about it? No. I really did want Trump. Romney is a RINO and he aint too smart. Bachman lost me on the birth certificate issue. She yields ground too quickly and I suspect that if she gets the nod it will not be long before the tea parties are disappointed. But she gives Romney cover from the right, and without someone to the right of him, he will not survive the nomination process. I know I am an idiot to say this but I keep hoping there is someone out there who can come in and restore integrity to the system rather than being nothing more than a shill. Hope springs eternal.

  17. AP Gives Up On Impartiality When Dealing with Israel
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    Wrong. The gave up their impartiality in the 2008 primary and nothing has changed in that respect since. Their monomanical goal is to deify Obama and vilify any leader or nation who opposes him. Israel is simply the latest victim of their depravity/

  18. Wbboei says:

    I know I am an idiot to say this but I keep hoping there is someone out there who can come in and restore integrity to the system rather than being nothing more than a shill. Hope springs eternal.

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    I know just what you mean, funny, I was just thinking the same thing…how the system is set up to just point the fingers and push the agendas while the rest of the country falls apart…with no one really doing the right thing…

    in some ways, that was the beauty of what we hear Bill say yesterday when he was caught speaking to Paul Ryan…he was making an honest, objective statement…

    if only we could really trust a few leaders in power to really do the right thing…and make the needed compromises…yes, wbboei..hope springs eternal…i don’t know about in our lifetime…

    …a few truly honest men and women needed…

  19. Mrs. Smith,

    Thank you for asking about my sister. She’s trying very hard to stay strong. They had purchased rings to get married this coming summer so it’s all the sadder for all of us.

  20. …a few truly honest men and women needed…

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    But when an honest person does come alone, the parasites attack her/him, not wanting their system shaken up. Clintons, Gore, Palin, Trump….

  21. I find it infuriating that whenever someone stands up to Obama, big media rushes to Obama’s defense–EVERY FUCKING TIME. There are corrupt and they are Pavlovian. They salivate at the mere mention of his name. Whether the one doing the standing up to this tin god dictator is Hillary, or Sarah, or Trump, or Bibi, or Joe the Plummer, their manifest goal is to assassinate her or him. And that leads to one ineluctable conclusion. Whoever becomes the Republican candidate must avoid outfits like CNN and NBC–no interviews. And when the time comes for debates he must insist that they be conducted on public television. Same with Washpo and NYT. They must be treated as the enemy, and when they launch their unscrupulous attacks the Republicans can dismiss their credibility as retaliation for insisting that the debates be held on public television. If they proceed on the assumption that big media is anything less than the enemy of this country, and any challenger, they are signing their own death warrant.

  22. JanH
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    “They had purchased rings to get married this coming summer.”
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    OMG- That is the saddest story I’ve heard in a long time-

    It truly is surreal!
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    Had your sister’s bf had any type of medical procedure recently?

  23. But when an honest person does come alone, the parasites attack her/him, not wanting their system shaken up. Clintons, Gore, Palin, Trump
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    Correct. But if the media were impartial and objective– and did not endeavor to destroy the honest candidate, or better still, if they supported the honest candidate for the good of the country, then they system could be shaken up and the corrupting influence of money could be mitigated. Instead the media has become a tool of the establishment and that is the problem. I do not scruple to call them traitors because they have perverted the function of the press in a free society, by their fundamental lack of integrity and their willingness to support corrupt politicians if they wear the democrat party label. The media is the biggest obstacle to a democratic system.

  24. Mrs. Smith,

    It truly is confusing. The medical examiner said this type of blood clot happens 99% of the time to either someone who is obese or has had an operation recently. He had had neither, was in good physical condition as well. The M.E. says they can’t figure out why this happened to him. We may never know.

  25. I will tell you what big media is: they are like adolescent groupies following Obama around wherever he goes, falling all over themselves and letting their magic thinking run wild. This has been going on for three years now. The spectacle is enough to turn your stomach.

  26. Yid With Lid thinks Saudi Arabia comes to the rescue:

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2011/05/and-new-leader-of-free-world-issaudi.html

    Since the United States is not leading the anti-Islamist forces in the Middle East and protecting the relatively moderate Arab states, the new leader is…Saudi Arabia.

    But, you say, isn’t Saudi Arabia also Islamist? Well it’s as Islamic as you can get without being revolutionary Islamist. Isn’t Saudi Arabia profoundly anti-Jewish? Yes, but it mostly just talks about it. Isn’t Saudi Arabia anti-democratic? Yes, we’d prefer the United States but President Barack Obama is busy with other things.

    Obama wants Middle East Muslims to love America. There are only two problems:

    1. His policy doesn’t work. They don’t love America.

    2. The Muslims he keeps appealing to are those who are radical and pro-terrorist. For those who are Muslims but don’t want to overthrow their neighbors, go to war with Israel as soon as possible, throw out U.S. influence, and transform their countries into something like Iran and Taliban Afghanistan, Obama is a problem.

    So the Saudis are doing what I’ve been telling the Obama Administration to do for 2.5 years: Form an alliance opposing revolutionary Islamism. Of course, the Saudis won’t include Israel (at least publicly) and they won’t get Europe, but at the moment they’re all we’ve got.

    This was completely predictable. Some weeks ago, Nawaf Obeid, who speaks for the Saudi government, in an informal and deniable way, of course. And he voices the Saudis anger and disappointment with a U.S. government that fails to fight against revolutionary Islamism and protect it from Iran.

    I’ve been writing about this split for two years and now it has happened. The thing is that the Saudis are right and Obama is wrong. It helped overthrow the Egyptian regime and was ready to help bring down the government in Bahrain. The Saudis have had enough. The Jordanians would do the same if they could, as would Israel.

    And there are plenty of countries in South America, Central Europe, and Asia that also feel this U.S. government has let them down.

    Wasn’t this the U.S. government that was going to win over the Muslims, make the Arabs love America, and make the United States popular again?

    Saudi Arabia has plenty of shortcomings. It won’t even let women drive! But at least it won’t let Tehran and the Muslim Brotherhood get in the region’s driver’s seat.

  27. I found this info, Jan-

    http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_embolism/page2.htm#tocc

    see if there is anything meaningful..

    Common cause, DVT- Deep Vein Thrombosis (usually in the leg)
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    The life saving procedures they did on me when I slipped into septic shock left me with blood clots in my right arm and leg.
    Was on coumadin for 6 mos afterwards…

    Good buddy, wbboei called me every other night when I was in hospital for 3 wks kept me informed on the goings on here.. 🙂

  28. if only we could really trust a few leaders in power to really do the right thing…and make the needed compromises
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    I agree S. Thirty years ago I was at a Teamster convention, and the soon to be indicted General President was carrying on like Obama from the podium, along with some very choice words. He was controlled by the Kansas City mob–Nick Civella was the mafia boss, and he did not choose this general president for any reason other than the fact that he had no core values and could be controlled–just like Obama is controlled. A close friend of mine who was a all American football player at the University of Washington and a Teamster leader in Los Angeles turned to me and said you would think that in an organization this size we could find better leaders. The same holds true of both political parties–the choices the elites give the American People to vote on are godawful. The General President I refer to Roy Williams is long dead, but he tried to bribe Senator Lloyd Cannon (R-NV) to kill the democat bill for de regulation and for that he was sent to jail. My friend from Los Angeles is long dead too. He played pro for the Greenbay Packer and a the LA Dons which was replaced when the Rams moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland.

  29. admin
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    What bothers me about this is suddenly Obama is FOR Saudi Arabia policing the militants. He’s about sending arms and $$$ aid.

  30. wbboei
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    I will tell you what big media is: they are like adolescent groupies following Obama around wherever he goes, falling all over themselves and letting their magic thinking run wild. This has been going on for three years now. The spectacle is enough to turn your stomach.
    ********************

    I don’t believe there is magical thinking. The corporate masters are sending out the marching orders to defend him because they WANT him there. Period. The end. I also believe much of the “anger” between both sides is a bucket of posturing and kabuki theatre. Two sides of the same coin. Corporatists.

    The media chooses our presidents. It is a joke to think otherwise. I wish I could be more optimistic about this but the internet is the only outlet for alternative thought that can go viral. I am preaching to the choir here but even in 2008, no matter how much factual opposition research Hillary supporters sent out about Sen. Obama, it was regarded as “internet smear” and not fact, even though it was.

    Further, many on the ground were just in love with his narrative and wanted to be part of it, excusing him at all costs.

    2012 is going to be a very ugly campaign.

  31. admin
    May 27th, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    ———————–
    superb analysis, both with the narrative above, and the article you posted at this time spot.

    Obama betrayed Israel–that much is clear. He knew there would be blow back and he dispatched Jeffery Goldberg inter alia to argue that a retreat to the 1967 borders was merely a reaffirmation of US policy dating back to Clinton so what is the big deal. Goldberg even went so far as to twist Hillary’s words in support of that lie. Whereupon Admin, Dershowitz, a writer from WashPo all proved this was in fact a departure from US policy and not what Hillary said. Whereupon Obama implemented his fall back position which is that even if this is a new policy it is a necessary one to thwart a vote by the General Assembly to admit Palestine. Your research proves, however, that that too is a lie, since the United States holds veto power. Finally, the insistence by Canada to not allow the 1967 borders to show up in the g-8 draft statement, is further circumstantial proof that Obama statement was a radical shift in US policy, hostile to Israel and it has all but scuttled the peace process.

    To Obama and is lying big media cronies:

    The moving finger writes
    And having writ moves on
    And neither all your piety and wit
    Lure it back to cancel half a line
    Nor all your tears wash away a word of it.—The Rubiat, Oman Kayam

  32. Tell me again why the U.S. continues to give money to Pakistan?

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    ‘Hilary gets a cold welcome’

    ISLAMABAD: Amidst severely strained ties between US-Pak, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on her arrival to Pakistan was given a rather ‘cold welcome’ where no important government official was present at the Chaklala airbase to receive her.

    According to diplomatic sources, Chief of Protocol of Foreign Ministry Ghalib Iqbal welcomed Secretary of State Hilary Clinton while there was no senior government official or political leader to welcome her. Even Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and State Minister on Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar were conspicuously absent.

    Sources told that even Hillary noticed the visible absence and enquired as to where are the Foreign minister or secretary, which was responded by a ’ silence smile’ on the Chief of Protocol of Foreign Ministry face.

    Prior to this Foreign Minister or Secretary always used to welcome the US officials, but this time following protocol the government only sent the protocol officer to welcome the US dignitaries

    Sources say that such a welcome makes one thing clear that Pakistan wants relations with US on the basis of equality.

    Earlier, similar thing happened when Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, who arrived in the capital on Thursday evening was not given a rousing welcome which indicates things are boiling.

    The relations between the two countries soured when US made unilateral strikes into Pakistan killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

    http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=179773

  33. Sarah is already doing what I suggested above–bypassing the traditional media. Melissa at red state describes this.
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    Yesterday on Greta’s show, Greta asked Karl Rove about Sarah Palin’s bus tour. He seemed sort of bemused. He listed the ways she wasn’t doing things normally: no big fundraisers and donor meetings, no focusing on New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, and using social media to message.

    Sarah Palin is breaking the mould.

    Will it work? Who knows? Here’s her video announcing her bus tour:

    One thing Sarah Palin is acknowledging is that the media world has changed. She’s embraced her ability to control the message by bypassing the traditional media. They’re forced to cover her anyway.

    Meanwhile, a lot of other Republicans count success by a page 15 mention in the New York Times. They’re woefully behind the times on that account.

    Sarah Palin is a savvy and flexible politician. Going her own way may scare some donors who are used to doing things the way they’ve always been done, but I would submit that the old ways haven’t worked so well.

    Innovation and risk-taking in campaigning may well just be what will work. It is certainly interesting and worth watching. She’ll be showing a lot of other politicians how to (or not) do a modern political campaign.

  34. ani says:

    The corporate masters are sending out the marching orders to defend him because they WANT him there. Period. The end. I also believe much of the “anger” between both sides is a bucket of posturing and kabuki theatre. Two sides of the same coin. Corporatists.

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

    bingo…that’s the bottom line…they are two sides of the same coin fighting for heads and tails…who goes first and who goes second…interchangeably…

  35. Yipes, I hope all these people that will or might run for Prez keep Ubama running in circles. Here’s a short list:

    Palin
    Trump
    Giuliani
    Bachmann
    Romney
    Perry
    Palewnty
    Santorium
    Huntsman
    Gingrich
    Paul

    I probably missed about 35 more people 😉

    Rudy Giuliani leads new national poll
    A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll shows the former New York City mayor atop the slow-forming Republican primary field.

    The survey shows Giuliani getting 16 percent of independents and Republicans, with nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney a point behind at 15 percent.

    Sarah Palin gets 13 percent.

    Neither Palin nor Giuliani are sure things for the 2012 election, and their perches in the new poll —

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55838.html

  36. 1. Assume that you were the head of NYT, WashPo, NBC, CNN.

    2. Assume that you knew you were running a brick and mortar operation in he internet age, that you knew that people had alternative sources for the news, and that you needed to differentiate yourself from the low cost competition, so that people would continue coming to you and pay the higher price of your product.

    3. In that case, would you not go back to basics and say we have something to sell which the blogging community does not. We have name recognition, we have direct personal access to the politicians and most of all we have credibility, because we check out our stories and we give our readers something they need which is honest objective analysis. In other words come to us because we have a better mousetrap. And since we are talking about an intangible trust is sine qua non.

    4. Ironically, big media has done the exact opposite. Instead of differentiating themselves from the blogging community, they have chosen to emulate it. In fact they are hiring droves of their bloggers instead of seasoned jounalists. The censor information and do not check out their stories for truth and accuracy. Therefore they are constantly embarrassed and are perceived as hyper partisan which is inimical to trust. They have adopted a failing business model which drives away advertisers and audiences. And hopefully, it will also drive away politicians. Finally, they treat their audience as stupid. Instead of giving them information, they tell them what to think.

    5. This is a failing business model. They cannot behave like a blog site and compete with their overhead. And they are fools to insult their audiences. In time they will be gone.

  37. ani
    May 28th, 2011 at 12:10 am
    —————————–
    Yes, it is a business imperative. But it is also a torrid love affair at work here and that is what I was focusing on.

    The business imperative is clear, and I have spilled alot of ink describing it and citing people like Cronkite, Wolin, Kline and Hedges who advance the same proposition. Certainly the magnum opus we wrote about Soros: Obama’s godfather testifies to this fact.

    But there is a human dimension to this too. Judging by their lies, their words and their body language, these people worship Obama. He is black and that makes them feel very progressive. He invites them to all these parties and takes them on all these wonderful trips and he tells them what to write. All they have to do is behave.

    There is an even deeper level to this as well. To quote Henry Adams who was the son of one president and the grandson of another; “the affect of power and publicity upon all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends in killing the victim’s sympathies, a diseased appetite for drink or perverse tastes–one can scarcely use expressions too strong to describe the violence of egotism it stimulates.” Big media is caught up in that too.

  38. Russert was a perfect example of a media celebrity who was possessed by the devil Adams spoke of, and I hope that he is with the devil now because that is where he belongs. NGSOB.

  39. Yipes, I hope all these people that will or might run for Prez keep Ubama running in circles. Here’s a short list:
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    Obama is in the same position as the Nazis were in 1944 having to defend Fortress Europe without knowing where the allies would land. Keep these latter day Nazis guessing. Sun Tsu would agree. But given the developments of the past week some fo the uncertainty has been eliminated.

  40. Ani: here is an example of magic thinking by a big media super star named Howard Fineman, whom Obama calls Howdie Dooty:

    Fineman: Obama Killing Bin Laden Proves ‘In Almost Biblical Terms’ He’s Effective Commander-in-Chief

    Good stuff. Except for one minor detail. Obama hid under the bed while someone else gave the order, and when one of his butboys came into the room and whispered the coast is clear, Obama emerged with gusto and leaped to the nearest microphone and set a guiness book record for the number of times he could use he word “I” in a single speech–3500 at last count. It was a long long long speech.

  41. wbboei @1:19

    I could not agree more, especially after my experience recently with the vindictive blogger on face book.

    These people, both sides, are the extremists, but they have a much bigger audiance now, TV and blogging. Joy intimadates anyone on the View that might go against, and the blogger I encountered had the same defensive tactics. People don’t like to be viciously stabbed like that, and so others cowdown to them.

  42. wbboei @1:19

    I could not agree more, especially after my experience recently with the vindictive blogger on face book.

    These people, both sides, are the extremists, but they have a much bigger audiance now, TV and blogging. Joy intimadates anyone on the View that might go against, and the blogger I encountered had the same defensive tactics. People don’t like to be viciously stabbed like that, and so others cowdown to them.

  43. climatologists have been predicting for years that as we flood the atmosphere with carbon we will also start both drying and flooding the planet, since warm air holds more water vapor than cold air.

    It’s far smarter to repeat to yourself the comforting mantra that no single weather event can ever be directly tied to climate change. There have been tornadoes before, and floods — that’s the important thing. Just be careful to make sure you don’t let yourself wonder why all these record-breaking events are happening in such proximity — that is, why there have been unprecedented megafloods in Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan in the past year. Why it’s just now that the Arctic has melted for the first time in thousands of years. [….]

    Because if you asked yourself what it meant that the Amazon has just come through its second hundred-year drought in the past five years, or that the pine forests across the western part of this continent have been obliterated by a beetle in the past decade — well, you might have to ask other questions. Such as: Should President Obama really just have opened a huge swath of Wyoming to new coal mining? [….]
    Just don’t start asking yourself whether there might be some relation among last year’s failed grain harvest from the Russian heat wave, and Queensland’s failed grain harvest from its record flood, and France’s and Germany’s current drought-related crop failures, and the death of the winter wheat crop in Texas, and the inability of Midwestern farmers to get corn planted in their sodden fields. Surely the record food prices are just freak outliers, not signs of anything systemic.

    It’s very important to stay calm. If you got upset about any of this, you might forget how important it is not to disrupt the record profits of our fossil fuel companies.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-link-between-climate-change-and-joplin-tornadoes-never/2011/05/23/AFrVC49G_story.html

  44. wbboei @1:19

    I could not agree more, especially after my experience recently with the vindictive blogger on face book.

    These people, both sides, are the extremists, but they have a much bigger audiance now, TV and blogging. Joy intimadates anyone on the View that might go against, and the blogger I encountered had the same defensive tactics. People don’t like to be viciously stabbed like that, and so others cowdown to them.
    ———————————–
    And even worse than that, they have anonymity plus the ability to hack. And when that is true there is no accountability. And without accountability they can behave like punks and act out their adolescent fantasies. My fried has a 2 year old daughter and her passion in life in to sneak up to people while they are sleeping and pour cold water on their head. The more they warn her the more she does it. But she is only two whereas the bots and their big media counterparts are older physically, but not mentally.

  45. S
    May 28th, 2011 at 12:49 am

    ani says:

    The corporate masters are sending out the marching orders to defend him because they WANT him there. Period. The end. I also believe much of the “anger” between both sides is a bucket of posturing and kabuki theatre. Two sides of the same coin. Corporatists.

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

    bingo…that’s the bottom line…they are two sides of the same coin fighting for heads and tails…who goes first and who goes second…interchangeably
    ____________________________

    The bottom line is SOROS put Obama in the WH. Within the first 10 posts on this thread 2 news sources have been identified, the AP and the NYT who cover for Obama- Both run by Soros minions. Soros’ latest pickup is NPR..

    We have been watching the elite’s agenda played out for almost 4 yrs. They use the media as Hitler did in Germany keeping the people dumbed down hearing only what they want them to hear. Anything negative about their leader Obama is spun into a joke or restated as a means for clarification. Anyone saying negative things about Obama, his oppo researchers start a file on them and begin collecting dirt they can use to silence them.

    Just look at the two examples: Edwards and Swartzenegger.
    Edwards has been sidelined for a future run for president and is under indictment for campaign finance issues.

    Tell me, how could Swartzenegger hide a love child for 14 yrs without word getting out? Now that his term as governor has expired, perhaps he had future political aspirations of his own? Gone- another threat to a perceived opponent to the Obama presidency- neutralized!

    Yes, the internet is the only place we can find the truth of what is going on- Even so- how long will that be available to us as a source of good information? Obama is using Obama creep, trying very hard to find a way to approve/disapprove sites suitable for viewing on the internet. If the internet becomes subject to editing before posts appear publicly, we might as well pack it up and move to Canada. For now, Canada is the closest thing we have to the America we once knew. If we expect to survive, Obama has to be removed… Republicans have to make that move- so where are they? Instead of Gingrich running for office, why doesn’t he embarrass his party and be a voice for Obama’s Impeachment-
    It certainly couldn’t hurt his current popularity.

  46. wbboei
    May 28th, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Russert was a perfect example of a media celebrity who was possessed by the devil Adams spoke of, and I hope that he is with the devil now because that is where he belongs. NGSOB.

    Yeah and Ahmen.

  47. Mrs Smith @ 8:25

    If he felt that the President’s chasing a skirt around his office, a young lady who was know for traping older men,was a fraudulant impeachable offense,
    then he should realize a threat against Democracy when he sees it. Yah sure, when he was impeaching Bill, he was in the process of ditching a dying wife, and working on his next conquest.

  48. Two sides of the same coin. Corporatists.
    ______________

    As I have said all along- We have ONE Party.. They are both on the same page and their agendas are compatible with the elitists agenda. A New World Order, Global Trade and the People be damned.

  49. #
    NewMexicoFan
    May 28th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Mrs Smith @ 8:25

    If he felt that the President’s chasing a skirt around his office, a young lady who was know for traping older men,was a fraudulant impeachable offense, then he should realize a threat against Democracy when he sees it. Yah sure, when he was impeaching Bill, he was in the process of ditching a dying wife, and working on his next conquest.
    ___________________

    Exactly right! If Gingrich wants to do some good, let him be a voice for the people. Start lobbying the Republican run House to Impeach Obama. Gingrich’s past is sorely in need of redemption. Impeaching the president could be a life changer for his political future. (The man who shot Liberty Valance comes to mind-)

  50. “Russert was a perfect example of a media celebrity who was possessed by the devil Adams spoke of-”
    __________________

    Yes, Russert was a firebrand for the Republicans and a tried and true malevolent Hillary hater. Russert had a nice setup. A one of a kind spokesman manipulating people’s perceptions of politicians tuned in to the Bush/Cheney Cabal. There was a small window of fresh air for a time after his death. However, that window has become a door clogged with many Soros paid replacements fending off any challenges to the direction this country is taking under Obama’s direction.

    As I mentioned yesterday- I am concerned Obama has appointed Arabia the new policeman for the ME giving us notice he will be aiding and abetting Pakistan with the People’s Tax money under the guise of Democracy- Obama is projecting a disastrous future for us. And we have no one to stop him.

  51. Egypt permanently reopens its border with Gaza, opening access to Palestinians(CNN)

    The Rafah border had been blockaded by Egypt and Israel after Hamas took control of Gaza in June 2007.

    Cairo (CNN) — Egypt permanently reopened its border crossing into Gaza on Saturday, opening the door for Palestinians to the outside world and raising fears among Israelis of an increase in militant attacks.

    Hundreds were expected Saturday to pass through the Rafah border, which had been blockaded by Egypt and Israel after Hamas, an Islamic militant group, took control of Gaza in June 2007. The closure of the border was an attempt by both countries to cut off Hamas, though it simultaneously created an economic hardship in Gaza by limiting shipments of goods in and out of the country.

    Egypt’s government opted to reopen the border to offer relief to the people of Gaza, said Ambassador Menha Bakhoum of Egypt’s foreign ministry.

    But Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly criticized the decision, saying in media reports that Hamas was using the open border to bring in rockets.

    The Rafah crossing opened sporadically between June and January, when Egypt ordered it opened to those in need of medical care. Among those people allowed to cross were those injured during an Israeli assault aboard a flotilla of ships headed to Gaza.

    After Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was forced from office, the interim government promised to reopen the border.

    Travel from Gaza into Israel through Erez Crossing is extremely limited.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/05/28/egypt.gaza.border.crossing/index.html?hpt=T2

  52. Yes, Russert was a firebrand for the Republican
    ————————————
    A Hillary hater yes. But but a firebrand for the republicans???

    He may have seemed to agree with them on certain issues, but that may have more to do with his upbringing–Catholic blue collar in upstate New York than his party affiliation. I alway saw him as a democrat with modest credentials whom the elites deemed useful.

    “Prior to becoming host of Meet the Press, Russert worked as a special counsel, and later as chief of staff, to U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan, a Democrat from New York. In 1983, he became the counsel to New York Governor Mario Cuomo, also a Democrat.”–Wiki.

    It is possible that what you say is true. Krauthammer is a the central conservative voice in the age of Obama, according to an unreliable source who does not deserve to be quoted, which is why I have avoided quotation marks–or Republican firebrand if you prefer. And yet:

    “In 1978, Krauthammer quit medical practice to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration, and began contributing to The New Republic magazine. During the presidential campaign of 1980, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.”–Wiki.

  53. wbboei
    May 28th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Yes, Russert was a firebrand for the Republican
    ————————————
    A Hillary hater yes. But but a firebrand for the republicans???
    ________________

    You bet- and if you think otherwise, you are not thinking clearly.

    Russert helped put Bush2 in office during the Bush v Gore debacle and Russert helped prevent Hillary from getting the democratic nomination with his evident bias during the debates. Russert had always been PRO-Republican from the time Bush Sr was elected to office. He took his orders right from the top.

    Every and every year since Bush2 stole the election from Gore it has been more difficult counting on fair elections speaking and counting the people votes. The fact is the Obama apparatus has dwarfed the obvious stealth of Republicans having individuals putting their name on the line like Katherine Harris, Laurence Tribe, Judge Renquist as was the ploy during the Bush years. Now we are overwhelmed with rigged elections and outright theft of electoral votes from political groups helping aiding and abetting the chosen candidate leaving the people’s choice silenced.

    You bet Russert was owned- he wasn’t a cog in the Republican wheel.. he was the wheel who dictated how people should think. He is the model used for the current news media writ large a hundred times.

  54. Our Memorial Day weekend tribute to John Edwards – another Weiner in trouble (Huma will not be amused and we wish her well):

    http://bigjournalism.com/pjsalvatore/2011/05/28/weinergate-congressman-claims-facebook-hacked-as-lewd-photo-hits-twitter/

    Hacked or hung?

    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9″) finds himself in a late night online pickle.

    This evening a photo surfaced on Congressman Weiner’s yfrog account and in his verified Twitter timeline of a man in his underwear with an erection. The photo was reportedly sent to a woman on Twitter. We’ve protected her name and her account, which was at one time verified to be active but has since been deleted after the photo in question was deleted. Coincidentally, the rest of the photos in the congressman’s alleged yfrog account were also deleted around 11 p.m. eastern.

    Is this the Tweet in question? Was Weiner hacked?

    Weiner, who married Hillary Clinton’s longtime assistant, Huma Abedin, last year, has been Tweeting about hockey this evening. Confusion reigns online as puzzled Weiner followers wonder what occurred to Weiner’s timeline.

    The photo, stored at Weiner’s alleged yfrog account, is connected to his verified Twitter account. Were his yfrog and Twitter accounts hacked as well? We checked his Facebook pages, which seemed to be unaltered.

    Rep. Weiner claims that his Facebook account was hacked. We were unable, at this late hour, to reach anyone at Conressman Weiner’s offices for comment.

    For those with a prurient interest, the Weiner photo in question is at the link. We are too modest and demure to post it.

  55. Soros and the internet–

    Have you ever noticed that the Soros-funded left never refers to Sprint Nextel by the firm’s full name? They only talk about Sprint. You know why? If they say Sprint Nextel, it’ll remind everyone that when #3 Sprint and #4 Nextel merged, wireless competition, prices, and service all improved. If you remember that fact, they think you might make the “wrong” predictions about #2 AT&T and #4 T-Mobile merging, creating a better threat to Verizon, improving competition, service, and prices.

    But the whole Sprint/George Soros Unholy Alliance is all about deception. Soros-funded groups like Public Knowledge know nothing else. So says Mike Wendy: “they do great damage to the integrity of the review process, which ultimately harms the American consumer.” And so says Seton Motley: “The “public interest” is best served by what the public is interested in. And the public – the consumers, the people – aren’t at all interested in what Free Press, Public Knowledge and Media Access Project have to offer.”

    They’re both right on the money. Their interests are not those of the public. they want to socialize the mass media in America. They call it media reform. Remember “health care reform?” Yeah.

    If only far left attempts to run the FCC were the only problem we face right now in DC. The fight to pass PROTECT IP, the bill that would impose Internet censorship blacklists on all Americans, continues to advance. But the legislators involved clearly have something to hide themselves. Why else would the committee vote in secret to pass it? And why is AFL-CIO backing it? House Republicans have to pledge to kill this bill. It’s important. Activists need to get loud to ensure that happens, too.

  56. the above is from red state blog. It shows how Soros wants to control the American mind and so far he is succeeding with the vulnerable and impressionable 50% of the population, who lack critical thinking skills and have no sense of history.

  57. Thank you alcina.

    I actually like both Boston and Vancouver so it should be a good fight to the finish.

  58. This article is by Ron Bronwstein who is a fairly good journalist. It talks about the alienation of the white working class, who have been the whipping boy of the elites since the days that affirmative action was first introduced, and probably before that as well. And we see it today as well, in how they treat them when they organize into tea parties, and when they promote candidates who support American values rather than Wall Street banker. Obama’s disparaging comments about this group are a matter of record. I think the shabby treatment which the elites have according to this major demographic block will be a serious drag on our economy. Campaigning for Hillary in places like Pennsylvania and Indiana, the signs of economic decay, drugs, breakdown of family and ghettoization of whites were strongly in evidence. These people have been the core of the American experiment. They built the railroads, mined the oar, and were at the center of our country economy. But today, they are the greatest losers in the outsourcing of US jobs. This is a live grenade but the elites do not seem to know it. If something happens it could go down fast from there. As a side note, I know Tom Kockan at MIT, and I think so highly of him that I was pushing his name to be Secretary of Labor in her administration. A lot of things that should have happened did not happen because of people like Soros, Golman Sachs and Jeff Immelt.
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    Why the white working class is the most alienated and pessimistic group in American society.

    Updated: May 27, 2011 | 9:33 a.m.
    May 26, 2011 | 3:31 p.m.

    Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesGloomy: The white working class.
    Almost no one noticed, but around George W. Bush’s reelection in 2004, the nation crossed a demographic milestone.

    From Revolutionary days through 2004, a majority of Americans fit two criteria. They were white. And they concluded their education before obtaining a four-year college degree. In the American mosaic, that vast white working class was the largest piece, from the yeoman farmer to the welder on the assembly line. Even as late as the 1990 census, whites without a college degree represented more than three-fifths of adults.

    But as the country grew more diverse and better educated, the white working-class share of the adult population slipped to just under 50 percent in the Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey. That number has since fallen below 48 percent.

    The demographic eclipse of the white working class is likely an irreversible trend as the United States reconfigures itself yet again as a “world nation” reinvigorated by rising education levels and kaleidoscopic diversity. That emerging America will create opportunities (such as the links that our new immigrants will provide to emerging markets around the globe) and face challenges (including improving high school and college graduation rates for the minority young people who will provide tomorrow’s workforce).

    Still, amid all of this change, whites without a four-year college degree remain the largest demographic bloc in the workforce. College-educated whites make up about one-fifth of the adult population, while minorities account for a little under one-third. The picture is changing, but whites who have not completed college remain the backbone of many, if not most, communities and workplaces across the country.

    They are also, polls consistently tell us, the most pessimistic and alienated group in American society.

    The latest measure of this discontent came in a thoughtful national survey on economic opportunity released last week by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Economic Mobility Project. If numbers could scream, they would probably sound like the poll’s results among working-class whites.

    One question asked respondents whether they expected to be better off economically in 10 years than they are today. Two-thirds of blacks and Hispanics said yes, as did 55 percent of college-educated whites; just 44 percent of noncollege whites agreed. Asked if they were better off than their parents were at the same age, about three-fifths of college-educated whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics said they were. But blue-collar whites divided narrowly, with 52 percent saying yes and a head-turning 43 percent saying no. (The survey, conducted from March 24 through 29, surveyed 2,000 adults and has a margin of error of ±3.4 percent.)

    What makes these results especially striking is that minorities were as likely as blue-collar whites to report that they have been hurt by the recession. The actual unemployment rate is considerably higher among blacks and Hispanics than among blue-collar whites, much less college-educated whites.

    Yet, minorities were more optimistic about the next generation than either group of whites, the survey found. In the most telling result, 63 percent of African-Americans and 54 percent of Hispanics said they expected their children to exceed their standard of living. Even college-educated whites are less optimistic (only about two-fifths agree). But the noncollege whites are the gloomiest: Just one-third of them think their kids will live better than they do; an equal number think their children won’t even match their living standard. No other group is nearly that negative.

    This worry is hardly irrational. As Massachusetts Institute of Technology economists Frank Levy and Tom Kochan report in a new paper, the average high-school-educated, middle-aged man earns almost 10 percent less than his counterpart did in 1980. Minorities haven’t been exempt from that trend: In fact, high-school-educated minority men have experienced even slower wage growth than their white counterparts over the past two decades, calculates Larry Mishel, president of the liberal Economic Policy Institute.

    But for minorities, that squeeze has been partially offset by the sense that possibilities closed to their parents are becoming available to them as discrimination wanes. “The distinction is, these blue-collar whites see opportunities for people like them shrinking, whereas the African-Americans [and Hispanics] feel there are a set of long-term opportunities that are opening to them that were previously closed on the basis of race or ethnicity,” said Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster who helped conduct the Pew survey.

    By contrast, although it is difficult to precisely quantify, the sense of being eclipsed demographically is almost certainly compounding the white working class’s fear of losing ground economically. That huge bloc of Americans increasingly feels itself left behind—and lacks faith that either government or business cares much about its plight. Under these pressures, noncollege whites are now experiencing rates of out-of-wedlock birth and single parenthood approaching the levels that triggered worries about the black family a generation ago. Alarm bells should be ringing now about the social and economic trends in the battered white working class and the piercing cry of distress rising from this latest survey.

  59. Russert helped put Bush2 in office during the Bush v Gore debacle and Russert helped prevent Hillary
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    I think it is more a question of interpretation than who is or is not thinking clearly. I think that Russert had a hard on for the Clintons, but that did not make him a Republican. There were other reasons for this. I have seen him attack too many Republicans on his show for me to believe that his dislike of Clinton or his successor Gore was predicated on a love of Republicans. I think he was an elitist democrat and remained one throughout his life. Today, we would call that a dim ocrat. The only good thing I can say about Tim Russert is he is dead. For that we can all breathe a little easier.

  60. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/HermanCa/start/2295/stop/5400

    Above is a link to a video of the Herman Cain announcement of his running for the Republican nomination. It is lengthy. My intent for this post is to show you how this man can speak at length without a teleprompter. I haven’t watched the whole thing yet. I am in process as I type this. Supposedly, at the end, there are call ins, and many are Democrats who are livid. That should be interesting to listen to after listening to this man who seems to have common sense.

  61. “The demographic eclipse of the white working class…”
    *********
    *********
    As part of the “vote against economic self-interest” plan, long a mainstay of Republican party politics and now a mainstay of our single party, is the propaganda to demean the concept of “Working Class”. As the current economic disaster continues to unfold, people are finding out that no matter how much education, income, job title, social status, etc., if you receive a paycheck and can be terminated from your employment; you are working class. This includes many and increasingly more of the so called “Professional Class”.

  62. For those with a prurient interest, the Weiner photo in question is at the link. We are too modest and demure to post it.

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    Oh Admin, you are so kind to the pure…no worries, this guy’s undies are new and look clean…but who knows if it’s the real Weiner? 😉

  63. Blago Plays it by the Book on the Witness Stand

    Friday’s ad libs by Rod Blagojevich were, arguably, limited to one.

    On his way out of the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, the former Illinois governor paused long enough to autograph…an orange. The piece of fruit was handed back to its owner, and Blagojevich and wife, Patti, were off to their Memorial Day weekend.

    On the witness stand, Blagojevich’s second day of testimony largely involved reading from big binders. In them were transcripts of wiretapped phone calls recorded by the FBI during its corruption investigation. The probe lead to the 20 criminal counts Blagojevich now faces.

    The recordings are famous. After all, who could forget Blagojevich describing in a 2008 call that Barack Obama’s soon-to-be vacated U.S. Senate seat was “(bleeping) golden?”

    The Blagojevich team could have played the actual recordings today to help explain their case. But instead, defense attorneys asked Blagojevich to read the call transcripts from the binders.

    The bulk of the shortened day, typical for a Friday, involved the alleged bribery over a piece of legislation benefiting the Illinois horse-racing industry. The purpose of the so-called Recapture Bill, explained Blagojevich, “simply put, its revenue sharing for the gaming industry.”

    Casinos operating in Illinois would give a percentage of their revenue to horse-breeders and race tracks hurt because casinos took away their business.

    Federal prosecutors contend Blagojevich was stalling on signing the bill into law until John Johnston, who’s family owned a horse race track, come up with a promised $100,000 donation to Blagojevich’s campaign fund.

    Blagojevich insisted he was merely being deliberative.

    “My intension was to follow the law and be very careful we didn’t cross any lines,” testified Blagojevich, “one was not for the other.”

    To underscore his point, Blagojevich read verbatim from the binders. The wiretapped conversations selected involved Blagojevich talking to his staff about how John Johnston “is good for (the $100,000 donation).”

    There was one phone conversation actually played. It was between Blagojevich and his legal counsel, Bill Quinlan, talking about Chris Kelly’s interest in the Recapture Bill. Kelly was a top Blagojevich fundraiser. He was also facing charges for tax fraud, eventually pleading guilty.

    Blagojevich testified that he later wondered after the call if Kelly was urging the signing of the bill as part of an elaborate scheme to curry favor with Johnston, who along with former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, would together pressure Florida Gov. Jeb Bush into coaxing a pardon out of President George W. Bush.

    There is no way to corroborate Blagojevich’s theory. Kelly committed suicide in September 2009, almost three months before Blagojevich was arrested.

    On the stand, Blagojevich displayed more verbal discipline. After regular instructions Thursday by Judge James Zagel to simply answer the questions asked, Blagojevich got only one such admonishment today.

    There is much more explaining (and perhaps binder reading) ahead for Blagojevich. He has not gotten around to that “(bleeping) golden” comment. Defense attorneys say that will come last, likely towards the end of next week.

  64. Egypt lifted a four-year-old blockade on the Gaza Strip’s main link to the outside world Saturday, bringing relief to the crowded territory’s 1.5 million Palestinians but deepening a rift with Israel since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year.

    The Egyptian move will allow thousands of Gazans to move freely in and out of the area – heightening Israeli fears that militants and weapons could easily reach its doorstep.

    Israel and Egypt imposed the blockade after the Islamic militant Hamas seized control of Gaza in June 2007. The closure, which also included tight Israeli restrictions at its cargo crossings with Gaza and a naval blockade, was meant to weaken Hamas, but it also fueled an economic crisis in the densely populated territory.

    Hundreds of Gazans gathered early Saturday as the first bus load of passengers crossed the border at 9 a.m. Two Egyptian officers stood guard next to a large Egyptian flag atop the border gate as the vehicle rumbled through.

  65. Shadowfax-

    The Tweets are still coming on WeinerGate-

    Someone playing ticks on poor Huma! LOL

  66. “But I am not holding my breath. So far US judicial system mightily protected this Fraud. In any other true democratic country, any court would have unraveled this mystery by now.”
    _____________________

    Obama was bound to make a mistake sooner or later. It’s never the crime that defeats someone; it’s the LIE for the cover-up that usually does. Hopefully, the Supremes have had enough of their little lab experiment gone wild and decide it time to pull the plug. It’s time for the Franken-president to hit the door.

  67. More info from the post above by Trixia

    Breaking News: Attorney Orly Taitz is reporting a subpoena was issued for Loretta Fuddy, the Director of Hawaii Health Department. The purported subpoena embedded below states Health Director Fuddy is to bring for inspection the original 1961 typewritten birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama, II, on June 27th, 2011 at 10 am.

    This is related to the Taitz v. Astrue lawsuit in regards to Obama’s Social Security number reserved for Connecticut applicants.

  68. Shadowfax
    May 28th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

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    Thanks for the update on that poor little guy. I’m so glad his legs are being fixed for him.

  69. I’ve been wondering (not) what President Obama will be doing for Memorial Day – touching how attempted in Poland to placate the Jews and all, but would there be something for plain Americans? You know … the kind who are patriots of America?
    According to http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2011-06-02, he has no public appearances between Sunday and Thursday, which is when I ceased clicking ‘next day’. Perhaps somethings will be added in, but what shows is about what I and everyone else here would expect of the post American president.

  70. Oh, just gag me with a spoon, Politico:
    Spotlight takes toll on first lady’s staff
    …The turnover, greater than under recent first ladies, underscores the pressure and high expectations of working in an operation known for its polish and discipline. A crucial political asset to her husband and his administration, Obama has enjoyed consistently high job approval ratings because of charm, activism — and by avoiding mistakes and controversy….
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55832.html

  71. hta-

    from politico:

    “Michelle Obama, a lawyer who left a high-powered executive career at the University of Chicago Medical Center before coming to the White House, told reporters at a lunch in February that she sets a high bar for her staff.”
    ________________________

    Too bad she doesn’t set a high bar for her hubby as the two of them waste money and destroy America.

  72. “Michelle Obama, a lawyer who left a high-powered executive career at the University of Chicago Medical Center before coming to the White House, told reporters at a lunch in February that she sets a high bar for her staff.”
    —————–
    I am sorry. $150,000 per year is NOT high powered. In that town the good firms start new associates at $100,000. After Obama became a senator, her salary doubled. Now that is graft. Stop the revisionist history. The lie is too obvious.

  73. Did anyone see Herman Cain on Huckabee tonight? I only got in on the end of the conversation, however, Huckabee had on a clip of when President Clinton and Hillary were pushing Health Care at the beginning of his administration. So Huckabee/Cain dug up a clip of Herman Cain asking Clinton a question way back then and supposedly Clinton never really answered it and told him he’d get back to him. Cain said he was still waiting.

    WHAT!!! They can’t bash Barack Obama and need to go back 15 or so years ago to attack Bill Clinton. What happened in 1993 or so is WAY past. What about what happened in the past year or two with health care?

    After all that, Huckabee asked Cain about his support of Romney who had a similar plan. Cain said some whimpy thing like well anyone can make a mistake but he is waiting to see what he does now although he stated in the last election that Romney and Huckabee were his picks.

    Let’s go back years and and years and bash a Democrat but…if a Rep does it…well just skim right over it.

    What is that term…PARTISAN HACK.

  74. If HRC cannot take credit for anything that happen while her husband was in office, and it is assumed she learned nothing from living in the White House, then any boo boo that her husband made during his tenure is his not her’s. Herman Cain, you cannot have it both ways, but then you keep trying.

  75. Wow I went to an orientation yesterday for a child entering kindergarten, Scary shit. I am 44 and never dealt with this before so the changes probably are mild for others, Biggest shock was the biometrics for lunch, My brat has to be scanned and registered to buy lunch, What the fuck? How does this save any money? When I was a kid we bought tickets. No one had to worry about being ashamed for getting a free lunch as the tickets were all the same. The administrator told me the district invested in the program to remove the stigma. WTF!!! My brat has to surrender finger prints so people paying no school taxes don’t have to feel like they are getting something for nothing, Sorry pisses me off — my school tax is almost 5k a year. I have no kids of my own and no plans to create them but I gotta pay for their sensitivities? And allow my niece to be printed. How much must it have cost for the district to implement? Waste of money, Tickets worked just fine,

  76. “Herman Cain, you cannot have it both ways, but then you keep trying.”
    ____________________

    Sing it! NMF-

    Ah, concerted attacks coming fast and furiously from where else? Yup, Camp Obama. The embarrassing photo on Twitter of Rep Wiener aimed at one of Hillary’s assistants, Huma Weiner.

    Now this? Toldja- Cain is NG!

    After all the Clintons have done for AAs; Cain should hang his head in shame- For one thing- Bill stayed out of Health Care. Hillary had undertaken the project, not him.

  77. Correct wbboei…I have had my own firm for over 15 yrs and make well over 150k , but by noo means am I considered a high powered attorney…in fact, more often than not, I am called a ambulance chaser:).

  78. Mrs, Smith
    Oh I agree but amongst the hundred or so parents I was the only one to raise a concern.
    I wanted to know who is collecting the data and what happens with it. Politely told to read the brochure, Woman told me it was cost saving and egalitarian, The way she pronounced egalitarian tild me she was reading from a script. Our schools are broke and there is no way setting up a tens of thousands of dollar bio metric lunch scanner helps. Save hundreds of millions by getting rid of all the sdministators for school food and make it a given. Every kid gets lunch Then people making 50k a year per district are out of work. No need for thousands to be employed to design lunches.

  79. henry
    May 28th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Wow I went to an orientation yesterday for a child entering kindergarten.

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    I don’t know your niece’s situation, but if a school told me that crap, I would tell them I wanted to talk to the Principle -if that didn’t change their plan then would go to the school board and raise Hell. If that didn’t work, I would threaten to go to the outside media. I did this in my son’s school and although they didn’t like me, they backed off for another bs school rule.

    Meanwhile, I would tell them no finger prints for my child and if the school was worth going to, I would pack his/her lunch and cut the red tape lunches.

    Parents have to stand up to this bs!!!!!

  80. henry
    May 28th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Mrs, Smith
    Oh I agree but amongst the hundred or so parents I was the only one to raise a concern.
    ___________________

    Because you are older and smarter. You remember the Constitution. The 20 and 30 yr olds are not tuned into the right to privacy issues, Big Brother creeping into your bedroom, your bank account, your job etc…

    When my children were young, I would have screamed about the finger printing (cataloging) their identity. It’s an invasion of privacy and your sovereign rights.

  81. Now that I think about it, henry-

    This was the reason MO got involved in school lunches. It created an inroad as an innocuous reason for archiving the child’s identity for the future in FBI files, Banking Records, IRS, Health Care- Boomers were faced with this years ago and screamed bloody murder to stop it dead in it’s tracks…

  82. In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.-Ayn Rand
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    I wonder if Boehner reads Ayn Rand, or knows who she is.

  83. What disturbs me about my little pain having to place her finger in a slot to get her lunch is that it seems brutally dehumanizing. My baby girl be she smary, stupid funny dull is mt baby girl she is not a product. Inculcating with the most base of all needs — food– freaks me out. At least 70 parents at the orientation and save me not a one voiced any concern. The other thing that gets my goat is the cost of this program. Absurd. Waste of money. Cheaper to feed every kid in a district than to maintain this orwellian program

  84. henry,

    you are 100% right to feel that way. I guess, the question is, what can be done about it?

    “What disturbs me about my little pain having to place her finger in a slot to get her lunch is that it seems brutally dehumanizing.”

    What will be the next step? A bar code “chip” put into the hand?

  85. From the BBC:

    Barack Obama’s ‘The Beast’ incurs £10 London C-charge

    Mr Obama’s limousine, dubbed The Beast, was asked to pay the £10-a-day congestion charge

    The US government has been sent a London congestion charge bill for Barack Obama’s convoy, including his limousine, nicknamed The Beast.
    [….]
    He and Mr Obama exchanged “points of view”, he said, over £5.2m worth of unpaid congestion bills when they met.

    The US Embassy said it was exempt from paying “direct taxes” but the mayor maintains the charge is not a tax.

    Transport for London has confirmed that the Presidential convoy was charged but the bill has not been paid.

  86. As for today, it is well-advertised on early TV that Obama will be in Joplin to speak at memorial service and survey heavily-damaged neighborhoods.
    ——–
    turndownobama
    May 29th, 2011 at 5:57 am
    From the BBC:
    Barack Obama’s ‘The Beast’ incurs £10 London C-charge
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    Ya gotta love those Brits.

  87. “Transport for London has confirmed that the Presidential convoy was charged but the bill has not been paid.”
    _________________

    US- Deadbeat President!

  88. Utah To Follow Texas Lead In TSA Grope-down Revolt

    Steve Watson

    May 27, 2011

    Utah looks likely to be the next state to follow the example set by Texas in attempting to make TSA grope downs a felony.

    Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman has introduced a bill into the Utah House of Representatives that would ensure TSA agents would have to abide by the same Fourth Amendment limits that police do when performing searches on Americans.

    “It is a work in progress,” Wimmer told the Utah Daily Herald. “What it would do right now is simply say TSA agents are not exempt from the requirement of reasonable suspicion or probable cause to pat down a citizen.”

    Like the bill that was recently unanimously passed in the Texas House, Wimmer’s legislation would make it an offense to touch the private parts of the person on the receiving end of the pat-down.

    As we reported yesterday, the man who was instrumental in working with the federal government to sabotage the Texas bill was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a former CIA agent and establishment insider considered to be the wealthiest man in Texas politics.

    The bill stalled in the Texas Senate, after the Department of Justice sent a letter threatening to impose a no fly zone over Texas and shut down Texas airports. The warning was nothing short of a federal blockade and an act of financial terrorism.

    Rep. Wimmer, a long time champion of states rights, told the Utah Daily Herald that it is untrue that the federal government has supremacy over the state of Texas in the matter.

    “The absolute overbearing audacity of the federal government in threatening Texas while Texas is trying to protect their citizens should really offend any red-blooded American,” Wimmer said, adding that the issue has been transformed from solely a Fourth Amendment concern to an assault on the Tenth Amendment and states rights.

    As a former police officer, Wimmer is adamant that TSA agents should be held up to the same standards as law enforcement officers, and that law abiding citizens should not be subjected to personal searches without reason.

    “It does not feel like America when you are going through a TSA checkpoint at the airport,” Wimmer said.

    Wimmer’s bill will be considered and debated in the new year when the 2012 legislative session begins in Utah.

    Lawmakers in other states, including New Hampshire and California, have already looked into banning TSA gropedowns.

    A number of other lobby groups, state and local authorities around the country have also resolved to either block the TSA body scanners or kick the TSA out of airports altogether, including New Jersey, where Republican state Senator Mike Doherty has vowed to push for legislation that will ban both the scanners as well as invasive groping techniques.

    Should several more states follow the same example set by Texas, the TSA and the Justice Department will have a major job on their hands threatening half the country with no fly zones and convincing Americans that it is the prudent course of action.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/utah-to-follow-texas-lead-in-tsa-grope-down-revolt.html

  89. Who was that masked man?…

    Thanks, Sen Wyden. We get to live for another day!
    _______________________

    Oregon Senator Wyden freezes second Internet censorship bill
    A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search engines and Internet service providers to block websites deemed to be “infringing” on copyrights.

    The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act — or “PROTECT IP” for short was part of a second attempt to pass provisions of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), which failed to clear Congress during its last session thanks to a parliamentary maneuver by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).

    And once again, Wyden has stepped forward to ensure those measures do not pass.

    “In December of last year I placed a hold on similar legislation, commonly called COICA, because I felt the costs of the legislation far outweighed the benefits,” he said in a prepared statement. “After careful analysis of the Protect IP Act, or PIPA, I am compelled to draw the same conclusion.”

    “I understand and agree with the goal of the legislation, to protect intellectual property and combat commerce in counterfeit goods, but I am not willing to muzzle speech and stifle innovation and economic growth to achieve this objective,” Wyden added.

    Internet freedom advocates claim the proposed laws could be used to shut down websites that link to other websites that authorities claim to be carrying out infringing activities. Internet advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation said it was “no less dismayed by this most recent incarnation than we were with last year’s draft.”

    The PROTECT IP Act was supported by businesses and organizations across the political spectrum, from labor unions to the Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, to the National Association of Broadcasters and the cable industry.

    It was also widely supported by Republicans and Democrats in Congress — meaning that if it weren’t for Sen. Wyden, the bill would likely have passed.

    Sen. Wyden’s full statement follows:

    Consistent with Senate Standing Orders and my policy of publishing in the Congressional Record a statement whenever I place a hold on legislation, I am announcing my intention to object to any unanimous consent request to proceed to S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act.

    In December of last year I placed a hold on similar legislation, commonly called COICA, because I felt the costs of the legislation far outweighed the benefits. After careful analysis of the Protect IP Act, or PIPA, I am compelled to draw the same conclusion. I understand and agree with the goal of the legislation, to protect intellectual property and combat commerce in counterfeit goods, but I am not willing to muzzle speech and stifle innovation and economic growth to achieve this objective. At the expense of legitimate commerce, PIPA’s prescription takes an overreaching approach to policing the Internet when a more balanced and targeted approach would be more effective. The collateral damage of this approach is speech, innovation and the very integrity of the Internet.

    The Internet represents the shipping lane of the 21st century. It is increasingly in America’s economic interest to ensure that the Internet is a viable means for American innovation, commerce, and the advancement of our ideals that empower people all around the world. By ceding control of the Internet to corporations through a private right of action, and to government agencies that do not sufficiently understand and value the Internet, PIPA represents a threat to our economic future and to our international objectives. Until the many issues that I and others have raised with this legislation are addressed, I will object to a unanimous consent request to proceed to the legislation.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/05/27/oregon-senator-wyden-freezes-second-internet-censorship-bill/

  90. Question for all of you who know lots about soros– Every time I read him mentioned in the news it is also coupled with philanthropist, I don’t have the stomach to do the research as I quit smoking cold turkey three days ago after 31 years of more than a pack a day and fear the frustration would make me relapse. I am curious as to whether he shares his largesse with real charities or does all his philanthropy go to creating a new world order?Did he donate to help those effected by katrina/Tsunami/famines/drought/floods or is it just NPR and the like?

  91. henry-

    In the Fall of 09′, Wbboei, myself and Confloyd dug-in our heels and researched the origins and biographical history of George Soros. In hindsight, we knew there had to powerful forces behind the election of Barack H. Obama. The rampant corruption of what once was considered a valid system for the election of the best candidate for High Office had been so manipulated to the point of asking ourselves, are we crazy to think ‘one man’ could be the ‘brain’ behind the curtain, capable of harnessing this system to do his bidding in cooperation with so many other players with one objective in mind; seeing to it Barack H. Obama would get the Democratic Nomination in Denver.

    Wbboei spent weeks correlating our thoughts and research into a 12 chapter narrative I transcribed and archived at Pumas Unleashed. here:

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/blockbuster-obama%e2%80%99s-godfather/

  92. Mrs Smith
    Thank you.
    I have never visited Puma unleashed but have followed your postings about the matter. Going to check it out now.
    For any smokers who have tried to kick the habit.It is doable. I always keep my cash and wallet separate. Walked to the store the other day to get smokes but only had wallet no cash tried to use a card and it was rejected. Hadn’t used it in over a year and had zero balance. Walked back home called and corrected issue with cc company grabbed some cash and was out to spend 7 bucks and just thought this is stupid. First two days were brutal but for some reason I decided to nuke damp wash clothes and when the urge was seemingly over powering I clenched the hot towels in my hand. Think the chemical reaction to the real physical discomfort sent a message to my tiny brain assuaging the withdrawal. Any how it did the job and no costly scrips or dangerous side effects.

  93. US- Deadbeat President!

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

    Did he ever pay the city of Chicago for his election party?

  94. Looks like Sarah Palin is gearing up for that run at the WH.

    Love the pics of her on the biker ride today and the start of her bus tour.

  95. Mrs Smith
    I have read your site before but I am still in a fog. Has soros donated anything ever to urgent needs? A quarter of a billion dollars to relief after katrina would have made a world of difference– has he done that?
    i worked in social services for a little while and can tell you almost everything is a rip off. a judge decides a 19 year old pot dealer is mentally comprimised and instead of prison goes to a 1000 dollar a day rehab. Money doesn’t come from penal system but from medicare. When he is 30 days clean the mds say he needs more time. They are right 30 days doesn’t change a person. But what follows is beyond silly. Kid gets sent to a halfway house in which the maximum number of residents by law are housed. The state is billed for each resident at when i was doing it 208.50 per person. They then have to attend therapy. Driven in a van at 10 dollars per day per client. They then sit in a room and have a group meeting 150 per client for group therapy. Then small group 175 per client. Then closed NA meeting. Company running the out service program deducts thousands for having a closed NA meeting in the facility which is funded 100% by medicare open up the place for meetings at 8 and get another in kind right off. Have the administrators who went to community college and got not even an associates but a certificate and have them once a week sit around a table in each sober house and get paid two hundred per hour.
    Huge business. Salvation Army does it from soup to nuts for about 18 dollars per day. But no one gets rich.

  96. How can McCain say this, at least he adds “in the last couple of years.” Anyway I wonder what daughter M will say about dad saying “of course Palin can beat Obama”, as,imo, she somehow sees Sarah P. as a rival.

    McCain: I’ve never seen anyone as mercilessly attacked and relentlessly attacked as I have seen Sarah Palin in the last couple of years,” McCain said.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/29/john-mccain-of-course-palin-can-beat-obama/#ixzz1NlJjvGml

  97. Mrs. Smith
    May 29th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Wbboei and Confloyd

    I know it is a lot to ask but when I find time to read now a days I tend to fall asleep. But I do drive long ways and when I do I take along a audio book, mostly from a free site called Librivox (http://librivox.org/). There is where I found a recording of John Locke’s “Two Treatises of Civil Government”, I was going to name a lot of titles but can it be enough to say the site is rich with literature of all kinds.

    Any way here is what I would like to ask, will you record your opus on Soros? Perhaps you could even use the Librivox software if you put your work in the public domain as you seem to have.

  98. Mrs. Smith
    May 29th, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Otter’s playfulness with little boy:


    That is cute. Also shows that the animals and fish on the other side of the glass watch the humans just as much as we watch them. The otter could have swam faster than the little boy ran, or could have cut the corner to ‘win’, but he/she didn’t…it was swimming with him that the otter enjoyed.

    Love those otters.

  99. henry @ 12:58pm

    “I have read your site before but I am still in a fog. Has soros donated anything ever to urgent needs? A quarter of a billion dollars to relief after katrina would have made a world of difference– has he done that?”

    What I have grasped from all the writing and research, George Soros doesn’t do anything unless there is something in it for him. However, if the spotlight were on him when someone was seeking a big donation as you suggest for the victims of Katrina, I think he would search high and low for getting something in return. Something to the effect of setting up a foundation gaining a Tax write-off from both sides of the coin. Or partnering in business relationship with another business man that would benefit the many companies he is invested in. I read not too long ago, he partnered with Buffet in a new company building and designing truck engines for the specific use of liquefied gas. As there are Federal Energy Credits and Grants available to fund the research and development of innovative energy efficiency products. Several years ago, Obama gave Soros $30M to drill for oil in Brazil. Of course, this promise was made before he was elected.
    ________________________

    As to your writing about Drug Rehab- what people have to be careful of is substituting one bad habit for another, once they kick the habit- I guess, that goes for smoking too- 🙂

    And I agree, there is huge waste in both the medical and rehab industry…

  100. Shadowfax
    May 29th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    When the little 3yr old tried tricking the otter, the otter loved it and was up for it- precious!

  101. i am so annoyed. My brat being printed and subjected to biometrics to not make other kids uncomfortable annoyed me but then I did some research and I am flat out pissed off.
    A parent buys a home with a huge consideration about the school district. No problem paying the taxes you opt to live there to get your kid a good education. Where I live there was a prolonged battle to keep section 8 housing out of the few apartment buildings. The residents lost and property values took a hit. Empirical scores plummeted. Did some digging and discovered that the slum lords offering Section 8 housing get a break on school tax. I pay 5200 hundred a year whether i got a kid in school or not and when I do have one have to make exceptions for parents that pay zip and don’t teach their own kids a thing.
    I was anti voucher before I was told my kid had to surrender finger prints so that those going to school for free are not uncomfortable. Horse shit. I have paid nearly 100k over the years to schools. not my problem if you come here illegally and need a translator. Not my problem if you don’t pay attention to your own kid. I have spent hours working with the word “an” and how it becomes “and” and how it can become hand band grand sand bland
    Fuck parents who do not take an active interest in their own kids. Feel bad for the cruds but tired of paying. Wrong wrong wrong

  102. BO is at a memorial service in Joplin, MO today and just finished speaking. There must be some OBOTS in the audience because they whistled and clapped for him but they also clapped loudly for Governor Jay Nixon.

    Truthfully, Jay Nixon gave a better speech than Obama…did not have quite the delivery as BO but it was good. Of course Jay is from our town and we know him. We remember him going through our school system and I think that my spouse was one of his teachers. So I may be showing a tiny bit of favoritism! 😉

  103. Henry, do these children have to “buy” a lunch or can they take one to avoid the biometric fingerprint? I have three children. The youngest will be a senior at the University of Texas next year. My eldest is 29 and on the first day of school refused to enter the lunchroom. He told his teacher that he could not eat with all that noise and people running around screaming. From then on all three kids took lunch every damn day and sat in the back near the escape hatch or in middle and high school ate in their classroom with their teachers who refused to enter the zoo also. A very large percentage of kids in my school district (one of the best in Texas) refuse to wait in line most of their lunch period to eat lousy food and be assaulted when trying to sit down. My wife and I had an assembly line for lunches for all five of us for many years. But the kids were happy and ate what we gave them.

  104. I saw that pic of Palin with all those “rednecks” on motorcycles….hey she’s got their vote and mine too….looks like she’s trying for the Hillary dems/Bluedogs and personally I think she’ll get them. The wings of both parties sux….it’s the middle that makes this country great!

    She did look sharp on they motorcycle and sitting behind a pretty rough looking lady…LOL! Hope it wasn’t one of you guys driving her….I don’t mean to insult anyone…Palin is after the working man/woman vote…she’s going about it right….

  105. I remember a nice article soon after Palin got nominated, about a rally of redneck men supporting her for feminist reasons: “It’s time to have a woman up there, the men have messed things up.” Something like that.

  106. holdthemaccountable
    May 28th, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    Oh, just gag me with a spoon, Politico:
    Spotlight takes toll on first lady’s staff
    …The turnover, greater than under recent first ladies, underscores the pressure and high expectations of working in an operation known for its polish and discipline. A crucial political asset to her husband and his administration, Obama has enjoyed consistently high job approval ratings because of charm, activism — and by avoiding mistakes and controversy….
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55832.html
    ********************************
    They are cranking up the re-elect Obama campaign with this stuff. Someone has written what is probably a puff piece on Obama’s mother called “An Extraordinary Woman” and is making the rounds of the talk shows talking about it. I’m waiting for the books about what an extraordinary President Obama has been.

  107. JanH
    My condolences to you and your sister,
    I had a friend who at the age of 40 died after flying from LAX to JFK. Blood clot. Doc told me all men should wear panty hose on any flight over two hours, said they sell products in most international airports for men but claims panty hose do the dame exact thing for i tenth the price. its all about pressure. i actually wore a pair when I last went to Paris, Confess I found the way they held my calves very comforting.

  108. turndownobama
    May 29th, 2011 at 5:57 am
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    I don’t think the US should pay this congestion fee, unless the Brits would like to be treated the same way in America.

  109. http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/05/29/photos-palin-kicks-off-campaign-style-tour-at-biker-rally/

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Republican Sarah Palin rolled into Washington on the back of a Harley-Davidson on Sunday, sparking a frenzy of attention and renewed speculation about her 2012 presidential plans.

    Dressed in black jeans, leather jacket and helmet, Ms. Palin opened a campaign-style East Coast bus tour by joining tens of thousands of participants in the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to honor military veterans.

    Her arrival in a Pentagon parking lot where riders gathered set off a crush of photographers and cheering fans seeking autographs, many urging her to run for the White House and shouting “Sarah, we love you.”

  110. I don’t think the US should pay this congestion fee, unless the Brits would like to be treated the same way in America.

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

    When Brits visit here, do they fly a special armoured car over the Atlantic?

  111. Everyone who drives in central London pays the fee because the traffic is so heavy there so they try to keep it down by charging this fee. Although I’ve wondered if the little scooters that so many Londoners drive also have to pay the fee.

  112. yes they do, if you enter the congestion zone on anything but a bicycle, the fee is payable.

    I personally think all countries should pay these fees whatever country they are in, dimplomats get away with too damn much. Would any of us get away with not paying that as part of our regular job.

  113. I can’t believe it, a politician who actually can be assed to go visit our vets for a change. Usually they have to be dragged kicking and screaming anywhere near them.

  114. DefiantOne
    May 29th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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    I love this comment at the end…

    “Oprah may be the most powerful woman in American entertainment — but Hillary Rodham Clinton is still the most powerful and admired woman in the world.”

  115. If this is what Pakistan’s thugs think, then maybe obama should go next time. Since it’s his wishes that American monies be given to enemies of the U.S., maybe he should just move there.

    Disgusting magot!
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    Beginning of the end?
    By Jalees Hazir | Published: May 29, 2011

    It seems like the much-needed process of reviewing our relationship with the United States as demanded by the Parliament has finally started. It was written on the sour face of Hillary Clinton during her whirlwind trip to Islamabad on Friday. She had arrived with the usual rotten carrots and threatening sticks, but this time her bag of tricks was of little help. When she arrived at the Chaklala airbase, she was not received by a battery of ministers, or even the Foreign Secretary, but by the Chief of Protocol of the Foreign Ministry. She was not given everything she demanded on a silver platter. Gone were her disarming plastic charms and her offensively arrogant airs. Obviously, our government needs to do more to break free of the suffocating American stranglehold but at least things have started moving in that direction. And this shift has already started producing results.

    To begin with, the United States has agreed to Pakistan’s demand that it would not conduct any unilateral military action on Pakistani territory in the future. This might be a temporary, tactical retreat, as the United States is getting increasingly alarmed by the deepening Pak-China partnership and would do whatever it takes to thwart it. But even a temporary retreat is no small thing, coming as it does from the United States that speaks and acts like a mafia don and goes around the world like a badmaash moves around the streets under his control; swearing and slapping, snatching and grabbing, kicking and killing, wherever and whenever it suits him. After the May 2 Abbottabad operation, senior US officials were adamant that they had done nothing wrong and that they would do it again if they deemed it necessary. Ms Clinton did not apologise for the unlawful operation, but at least she agreed that the US would not conduct similar operations in the future.

    It has also been reported that during their meetings, Ms Clinton and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen pressurised the Pakistani leadership to reconsider its move to close down three military intelligence liaison centres in Peshawar and Quetta. But to no avail. The Pakistani leadership has stuck to its position on these fusion centres and has also stuck fast to its demand that the United States reduce the number of its troops and intelligence operatives present in the country. Ms Clinton also mouthed an understanding of Pakistan’s concerns vis-à-vis the settlement in Afghanistan, appreciated the sacrifices and efforts of the Pakistani people and military in the fight against terrorism and admitted its indispensability when it comes to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. These might be hollow pronouncements meant to humour an estranged slave, but in the present context, they were refreshingly different from the official venom that the United States had lately been spilling about Pakistan’s complicity in terrorism and the incompetence of its intelligence apparatus.

    http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Opinions/Columns/29-May-2011/Beginning-of-the-end

  116. Hope you don’t mind, Jan-

    This is pag 2 of your above article:
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    Beginning of the end?
    By Jalees Hazir | Published: May 29, 2011

    Ms Clinton emphasised that her country and Pakistan must work together to counter terrorism in the region and gave a short list of top-terrorists that the US believes are operating from Pakistan. It was more like a challenge thrown at Pakistan to act against the listed terrorists, the underlying message being that if Pakistan does not succeed in apprehending or eliminating those on the list, it would demonstrate the ineffectiveness of Pakistan and therefore justify direct American action. And though Pakistan agreed to strengthen its cooperation with the United States to act against terrorist networks, it is this basic premise that needs to be reviewed. There is an urgent need for Pakistan to formulate a comprehensive policy on combating extremism and terrorism in the country that is independent of the United States and its twisted agenda for the region.

    The United States and its Pakistani pithoos would like us to believe that the support of United States is crucial when it comes to countering terrorism in Pakistan. They have created an impression as if our options are limited to either cooperating with the United States for elimination of terrorists or giving in to the terrorists. This, however, is a false impression. In fact, the United States and the terrorists feed on each other, and the chances of controlling the menace are slim as long as the United States is viewed as a part of the solution.

    An overview of the decade of US occupation of Afghanistan amply demonstrates this assertion. The US involvement in the region has actually led to an increase in terrorism. Whether it is due to direct support to warlords for ensuring the safe passage of NATO supplies or due to indirect consequences of an unjust and brutal war, the US has been a catalyst for spreading militant extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And when it comes to devising a strategy for countering the monster of terrorism, the United States would always be a part of the problem.

    Many friends feel that in reviewing our relationship with the US, much more needs to be done and much faster. They blame the sluggishness of our response to the recently heightened US aggression on a compromised political leadership that has no concept of or regard for our national interest and a military leadership weaned on the awe of American military power. They insist that it is time for decisive actions like shooting down drones, halting the passage of NATO supplies through Pakistan, deporting the entire lot of Americans who were given visas without proper scrutiny, and trimming the American diplomatic mission in Pakistan rather than allowing it to expand. Given the role of the United States in the region and the nefarious games it has been playing with a country that is supposed to be its friend, partner and ally, none of these demands are unreasonable.

    Other friends say, it is not a bad idea to go about doing things a bit differently. They feel that there is no doubt that we need to get out of the American trap, but they say we must do it gradually. We must create a strategy of disengagement which takes into account the economic, diplomatic and security fallout of leaving the odious US camp. They view the gradual distancing act of the government and creation of space in the relationship for Pakistan’s concerns as sensible first steps.

    Interestingly, not one of my friends argues for a continuation of our sick relationship with a sick state.

    The writer is a freelance columnist.

  117. Jan-

    I purposely left the last line in on pg.2-

    The author of the article you posted isn’t anyone involved in government or knowledgeable of any specifics between our government and PA. He has a Facebook page and resides in Canada. He’s been blogging online since 09.’ Interesting though, the Nation picked up his article and published it-

    afaics- he offers nothing in the way of objectivity or suggestions leading towards resolution. Spewing pure disgust and hatred of his country’s predicament blaming his problems on the US.

    Google has quite a few sites listed for him.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Jalees+Hazir+&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

    “Interestingly, not one of my friends argues for a continuation of our sick relationship with a sick state.”

  118. Watching the ubama pub crawl reminded me that I hate all save the Irish. Worked in Manhattan for almost 20years as a bartender/waiter, Dc and Hollywood think nothing of shutting down a business for a day or two to get their pics. Almost never given any warning so frequently find out you are missing pay when it happens. most act like they are doing you a favor. Except for the Irish for what ever reason they recognize that the little guy is making zip from production and de niro is a talentless clown. They invite everywhere including wrap parties and even though their drinks are usually free under deals struck with the producers they tip and well. Working guys kicking back a few cold ones for free dropping 20 per person. Hollywood demi-gods getting catered to and causing the staff to lose a days wages leaving nothing.

  119. Obama’s Strange Strategy: Borrow Foreign Money to Give to Foreign Countries
    by Sarah Palin on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 4:23pm.

    Should we be borrowing money from China to turn around and give it to the Muslim Brotherhood?

    Given that we are running massive deficits and are drowning in more than $14 trillion in debt, and despite not knowing who will rule Egypt until its election this fall, this strange strategy may be the end result given President Obama’s announcement that he is committing $2 billion to Egypt’s “new government.” It’s part of a $20 billion foreign aid package laid out with the Group of 8 countries in Europe today.

    Now, given that Egypt has a history of corruption when it comes to utilizing American aid, it is doubtful that the money will really help needy Egyptian people. Couple that with the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is organized to have a real shot at taking control of Egypt’s government, and one has to ask why we would send money (that we don’t have) into unknown Egyptian hands?

    Throwing borrowed money around is not sound economic policy. And throwing borrowed money around the developing world is not sound foreign policy. Foreign assistance should go to American allies that need it and appreciate it, and for humanitarian purposes when it can truly make a difference.

    Considering the Obama Administration’s continued strange strategies on the economy and foreign policy has us counting down the days to the next election. November 2012 can’t come soon enough.

    – Sarah Palin

  120. So what are the real Pakistanis saying about our raid on Bin Laden? Do any of them admit knowing he was there?

  121. Mrs. Smith
    May 29th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

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    Sarah looked good today in her rally gear. According to SarahPac, as part of her bus tour, tonight she went incognito to the sites in DC, including the Lincoln Memorial. She spoke with different people, including a WW2 veteran. I don’t know if these people knew her or not, but I would imagine they knew who she was.

  122. I was talking to a friend who is demographicly a wet dream. 42 dentist two kids and he says the repubs need to harness the star power. boy wonder cannot be defeated in the usual manner. The press will protect and any individual will be crushed so he says bring em all out behind one Palin/Trump/Gingrich/Guilianni/ Christie/West/Cain. Blast the new media everyday at every turn not giving the grey lady time to play catch up.Pound them everyday from all corners. Be relentless. Give no time to destroy an individual. i like the idea but sadly my dentist friend who had me as his best man thinks santorum is lrgitimate.

  123. By the way I spent 9.50 to see Atlas Shrugged bought a soda and some pretzel miscariages and fell fast asleep. Awful movie. I differ but respect Ramd. This was just oh so wrong. Casting way off.

  124. Who could play Dagney? Only one i can think of is that woman who won the Academy Award for Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby. had to go to imdb her name is Hillary Swank, Talented enough to take home the most esteemed Hollywood trophy twice but not a household name. Attractive without being distracting. She could do it. i can think of no on else. Generic woman in the new film just does not work, No story without a believable Dagney.

  125. The writer is a freelance columnist.
    ————————
    Which is another way of saying he has no permanent job. After reading that article I can understand why that it. Maybe he should be turning his bile on the Pakistani intelligence service since they are the ones who shielded bin Laden, let al Quaeda set up shop, and engineered the assassination of Butto. He is either an Obama lover, or a Pakistani asset. I was reading some of his other crap and it is pathetic.

  126. I went to the Casino tonight which has become something of a weekly ritual. It is located on Puyallup Indian land, and the surrounding environs are on the lower end of the socio economic spectrum. There is an old abandoned middle school along my path, and I stopped there on my walk to study the graffiti, and the signs which said “no alcohol, no drugs and no firearms”. Those signs were new fairly new, but behind them was an old bronze plaque commemorating the man for whom the old abandoned school was named–one Frank Gault. According to the plaque, he was the superintendent of the Tacoma School district during what was described as its formative years, i.e. 1888-1892, and since the plaque on the school was dated 1920 I gather that the people who erected it were students upon whom he left an enduring impression and a commitment to scholarship. The plaque went on to describe him as a man of “broad vision and high ideals”. I have no reason to doubt that was true, nor do I doubt that he is turning over in his grave seeing what happened to the school which was named in his honor.

    In 2008, big media presented Obama to us as a man of broad vision and high ideals. People who bothered to study his history and knew anything about the Chicago Machine tried to tell the country, but were in the same position as Cassandra:

    In Greek mythology, Cassandra (Greek Κασσάνδρα, also Κασάνδρα, Κεσάνδρα, Κατάνδρα,[1] also known as Alexandra[2]) was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She spent a night at Apollo’s temple, at which time the temple snakes licked her ears clean so that she was able to hear the future However, when she did not return his love, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions. She is a figure both of the epic tradition and of tragedy, where her combination of deep understanding and powerlessness exemplify the tragic condition of humankind.

    Now, it is obvious to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that Obama is the antithesis of what he pretended to be. His vision is not broad, it is pathetically narrow. It limited to him and him alone. And his high ideals were squelched when he reneged on every campaign promise he made, and proved himself to be nothing more than a puppet of Wall Street, Immelt, Soros. He fiddles while Rome burns. It remains to be seen whether the people will wake up.

  127. DefiantOne
    May 29th, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    OPRAH DECLINE BEGAN WITH BACKSTABBING HILLARY CLINTON
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    It is good that should come out. What also needs to come out is that Dr Phil tells his friends that Oprah is a dyed in the wool racist who hates white people. That is hearsay, but it comes from a friend of a friend. I am quite sure it is true. I have made reference to that here before without naming the source. I just said it was someone on the program. On top of everything else she is a glutton which is one of the seven deadly sins. Glutton as in pig.

  128. All I’ve seen so far is the ATLAS SHRUGGED trailer, but I liked Dagny. Understated, throwaway lines, sort of turning away from the person who questioned her, as though she’s already forgotten him and is just thinking aloud.

  129. The Soros project which Mrs. Smith refers to had several people involved in it, including a university professor, a former Wall Street banker, a key La Rouche operative, and it borrowed heavily from the fine work of David Horowitz and Richard Poe of the old center for individual rights and personal responsibility of Los Angeles. That was in addition to the people on this blog. That is why it took so long. Copies of it were sent to various media people including Beck, before he started his expose. Whether or not he saw it, or it had any effect on his decision to start telling the story or not we will never know. I received no response or acknowledgment. Something I did not mention which I learned later was that the reason Soros went on the Steve Croft 60 Minutes show and admitted to having no remorse about his actions which amounted to a war crime, is because there were allegations in two books that in addition to confiscating personal effects of people who were headed to the death camps, he allegedly extracted gold from their teeth. That was the catalyst which caused him to go on the 60 Minutes, just as when Beck was drawing blood, he went on Brian Williams show and condemned FOX news. Shortly thereafter, Beck announced that he would be going off the air, and sponsors were threatened by Soros controlled Move On. Org. If I had it to do over again, I would entitle the paper The Last Living Nazi, rather than Obama’s Godfather. Somehow the word godfather seems too benign for the kind of evil we are discussing.

  130. Germany Will Shut Down All Nuke Plants by 2022
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/29/germany-shut-nuke-plants-2022/#ixzz1NoRZ67PI
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    They are the most fucked up businessmen I have ever met–the Germans. You would think they would be disciplined, precise and single minded, but I can tell you from experience that they are none of these things. But when it comes to their current political system, it is not nearly as dysfuntional as ours, and this headline is a perfect example. This is what we should be doing, and when we do it will be the undoing of that maniacal prick Immelt who has built GE’s future around that, tax avoidance, government handouts and having an incestuous relationship with the Obama Administration.

  131. the repubs need to harness the star power. boy wonder cannot be defeated in the usual manner.
    ——————–
    Like they say about the Navy they are always fighting the last war. This was true in 2008–because Obama was a brand called hope and change. All he had to do was sound like a man with broad vision and high ideals. Now, people have seen him in action, and everyone agrees he is not what he pretended to be. This gets into brand theory wherein the brand is useful in getting consumers to try the product, but when they try it and it does not work they abandon it. The test of a brand is whether it delivers what it promises. That is why they tried to make a big deal out of bin Laden, even though Obama’s role was peripheral at best. But it will not move the electorate in 2012. The Republicans must force him to run on his record, and not allow him to engage in character assassination. There comes a point where republicans need to start keeping dossiers on these media people, since turnabout is fair play.

  132. turndownobama
    What i want to see is a return to 1967 spending on education
    Firmly believe the problem is all about administration, The basics are for the most part free. i have taught hundreds of adults to read on next to nothing, Really over complicated in a nut shell it is a –am- and – land grand stand
    So easy if you make it simple. using the most basic principles i have taken functional illiterate 60 year adults from unable to complete a job application to a GED in under a year.

  133. Strange
    i wrote a kid’s reading book 20 years ago entitled Hick Up, Went against the grain at the time and emphasized phonics over sight words.Chapters were a e i o and u jacket was a y.I spent years attempting to make it relevant and funny. Got it published or so I thought. Bing/yahoo/google all yield zip.

  134. BigCatLover: They are cranking up the re-elect Obama campaign with this stuff.
    ———-
    Yes, it is everywhere. Hopefully it will result in over-saturation … even of the oblivious.

  135. From JWS

    Strange as it may seem, I consider leaving the Democratic Party in early June of 2008 one of the proudest moments of my life. I refused the kool-aid when everything about my past insisted, demanded, I drink. We few, we happy few, we band of sisters and brothers, kept our integrity. What it has meant, or will mean going forward, I do not know. Maybe nothing in the big picture. Still…personally I know – as I know few other things – turning, and walking away was the right thing to do. No matter how YOU walked away, leaving one party, joining another, or staying put and fighting…I am proud to know you. Good on ya! We were, after all, right. Party Unity My Ass.

    http://johnwsmart.wordpress.com/

  136. democrat1 – you’ve cited a lovely PUMA tribute. Thanks.
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    Top Obama health aide cashes out after health ‘reform’ |
    An Obama appointee who played a central role in crafting the 2010 health care bill has cashed out to a well-connected lobbying firm, where her first clients are two of the bill’s beneficiaries: abortion provider Planned Parenthood and a hospital chain.
    Liz Engel was deputy assistant secretary for legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Today she is a managing director at the Glover Park Group in the health and wellness practice. Her story further highlights the coziness of this administration with the abortion industry, and also undermines President Obama’s portrayal of the health care bill as a broadside against special interests. Most importantly, Engel’s spin through the revolving door shows the emptiness of the new ethics rules that the White House brags about at every opportunity. Engel was already an accomplished private-sector lawyer in 2007 when she came to the Democratic Senate Policy Committee to serve as “health policy adviser.” After the 2008 election, she joined Obama’s transition team, working on the health care policy working group. According to her bio on the Glover Park Group website, her job there was “conducting outreach on behalf of the health care policy working group to trade associations, businesses, unions and advocacy organizations.” In other words, she helped persuade industries to support Obama’s plan. In the end, the drug lobby, the doctor lobby, and the hospital lobby all backed the bill — and, of course, so did Planned Parenthood. Engel’s boss at the task force was former Sen. Tom Daschle, a consultant at the lobbying firm Alston & Bird, where he had health care clients. Engel’s task-force colleagues included former Daschle staffer Mark Childress, a health care lobbyist at the well-connected firm Foley Hoag. Daschle’s nomination to head HHS flamed out, but Childress became chief of staff at the department. Engel was one of his first hires. She served two years as HHS’s lobbyist on Capitol Hill, leaning on her former Hill colleagues. Her focus, according to her current K Street employers, was “Medicare, Medicaid and other critical issues related to health reform.” In March, Engel jumped to the Democrat-heavy Glover Park Group. It was another episode in what I call “The Great Health Care Cashout.” Of the congressional aides who played central roles in crafting the health care bill, a handful have already gone to work for drug companies or lobbying firms that represent health care companies. In fact, two Democratic congressmen who delivered key support for the bill — Reps. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Bart Stupak of Michigan — have gone to K Street to represent health care companies during the implementation stage of the subsidy-and-regulation-laden bill.
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/05/top-obama-health-aide-cashes-out-after-health-reform
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    And now I’ll try to give the good fight a rest. May you all have a poignant and celebratory day on Memorial Day 2011.

  137. America’s Fifth Column Saboteurs

    Daniel Webster (1782-1856) warned,

    “There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.”

    A fifth column is a group of unknown insurgents that fight from within a nation to aid a foreign invader. That foreign invader is an old enemy of God hating demonic hordes that despise what America stands for. They hate our God, nation and Christian culture.

    The fifth column comes from a story of General Emilio Mola during the Spanish Civil War. When attacking the city of Madrid in 1936 he broadcasted a radio message declaring that his four columns of soldiers outside the city would be supported by a fifth column of fighters inside the city.

    To destroy the old American Republic from the inside would require a strategy, tactical patience and the introduction of a wicked doctrine called Socialism. Socialism is a political theory based on the ownership of a nation’s means of production by the government.

    The fifth column wrongly believed that socialism would create a heaven on earth by ridding the people from evil capitalist’s business owners and the redistribution of wealth by a benevolent government. To bring it about American citizens had to become more dependent on government and made to believe that government was their answer to all things. Like a drug addict they had to be hooked. Perhaps a free taste of “government benevolence” was necessary to entice the palate?

    The anti-Republic fifth column had to start somewhere. Former Chicago Tribune reporter Frank Hughes wrote in “Prejudice and The Press” that fifth column socialism had its roots in Europe and came from the followers of Karl Marx.

    “There was no ‘liberal’ tradition in America, to amount to anything, even as late as Karl Marx’ day, when it was strong in Europe. The reason for this is simple, but has been obscured by the propaganda taught by ‘liberals.’ Europe, historically, has never known, and does not know today, the liberty of individual accomplishment guaranteed in America’s philosophy of unalienable rights, which every citizen possesses and which government cannot infringe.”

    Saul Alinsky, atheist and modern socialist pioneer wrote in “Rules For Radicals” that few Marxist socialists survived after the 1950s.

    “Few of us survived the Joe McCarthy holocaust of the early 1950’s and of those there were even fewer whose understanding and insights had developed beyond the dialectical materialism of orthodox Marxism. My fellow radicals who were supposed to pass on the torch of experience and insights to a new generation just were not there.”

    In an effort to resurrect radical socialism and reintroduce it into America he founded the “Industrial Areas Foundation Training Institute” in Chicago commonly called the “Alinsky School” which was the training ground for many community and labor organizers. His unique brilliance as a community organizer was the ability to unite radical groups into a common cause. Alinsky is an important figure in understanding just how far reaching his socialists ideology and tactical activism was.

    Hillary Clinton analyzed his philosophy. Today, Barack Obama is influenced by him. In 1969 Hillary Rodman Clinton wrote her Wellesley College thesis as a senior, “There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” The essay was sealed by the request of the Clinton White House. Today it can be read but not copied at the college. President Obama also knew of the teaching of Alinsky. He wrote a chapter in the book “After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois.” His chapter was titled, “Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City.”

    The anti-American Marxist had to “exploit” causes that would encourage others to join. Causes like environmentalism, pollution control, crime and animal rights. It was necessary to exploit social injustices, racism and abuses of every kind. The object was to overwhelm the old American fabric, governing structures, and, especially the U.S. Constitution—by any means.

    Find social abuses, (racism), weaknesses, hypocrisy, and rally the troops to organize and attack. Challenge, question, undermine wherever possible the fabric of a Christian American society. Replace its historical heroes like George Washington with Marxists like Che Guevara. Complain about the salutation “Merry Christmas” and promote “Happy Holidays.” Bicker, fight, strip down, and, above all, “agitate the system.”

    (Remember when Obama hung a poster of Che Guevara at his Campaign hdqrs?)

    Fifth column effectiveness needed enemies. “We must hate,” said Lenin. To the anti-American love was a Christian trait and only got in the way of New America revolutionary change. But who would the recruits be? Again, the fifth column needed haters to organize, the discontented, indebted, disillusioned and disenfranchised. They could use homosexuals, secular humanists, feminists, radical black nationalists, abortionists and voiceless minorities. All factions were welcomed to agitate the Republic. The glue that bound them together was always hate and the desire to undermine America’s fundamental greatness in their efforts to gain the high places.

    (The answer to who the free-lance journalist is and what he is about. A recruiter for Haters)…

  138. On this memorial day I wish to thank every member of the US military, for those who paid the ultimate price, no amount of thanks will ever be enough, so from one grateful American I simply say, Thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your service.

  139. Note: Cass Sunstein is married to Samantha Power.
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    Obama’s Regulatory Reform Sham Continues

    http://townhall.com/columnists/luritadoan/2011/05/30/obamas_regulatory_reform_sham_continues

    Monday, May 30, 2011 8:28:51 AM by Kaslin

    President Obama’s much-praised efforts at regulatory reform remain a sham. This past week, while the President traveled overseas, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in conjunction with rolled out its review of proposed changes to government regulations.

    The reform will affect at least 30 federal agencies and is designed to “always consider costs and ways to reduce burdens for American businesses when developing rules; expand opportunities for public participation and public comment; and ensure that regulations are driven by real science.” An elegant White House web page, accompanied by an online, explanatory video, supported by an in-person appearances from OMB Director Jacob Lew and Cass Sunstein, and countless, premature victory laps around Washington cannot disguise the emptiness of many of the proposed reforms. For, what has been released is just the plan for the plan.

    According to the hype, after 120 days of effort, federal agencies have come forward with “groundbreaking” ideas–not for ways to cut costs to taxpayers by reducing regulations–but with ideas on how to generate ideas on how to implement potential regulatory review and reform.

    What a lot of hullabaloo about something that hasn’t happened, and which, if the timelines identified in the 30 agency plans are anything to go by, will not happen until 2012–long after the current debt ceiling has exploded and too late to provide significant contributions to the federal budget and deficit debate.

    Any talk from Sunstein about billions in savings is premature at best and possibly constitutes a deliberate attempt at fraud since changes will be proposed to be implemented in 2012 or later–so that it will be difficult to measure accountability and results until long after the November 2012 presidential election.

    Reading some of the agency plans housed on the White House website shows that much of what the White House is calling an “unprecedented, government-wide review” is little more than a rehash of policies, planning and strategies proposed during the Clinton and Bush Administrations. Many of those actions, which were identified by Obama’s predecessors, have been left languishing during the Obama Administration because they called for tough actions.

    Every time it seems is if the Obama Administration cannot sink any lower in its efforts to deceive the American taxpayer, the limbo stick comes out, and Americans get to see, once again, just how low the Obama Administration can go. Team Obama’s Regulations Review seems to be a colossal fraud, during the course of which, agencies are actually increasing the regulations affecting individuals and businesses.

    The Regulations Review process is adding to the size of government by creating new review committees, adding to the cost of government because none of these review bodies operate free of cost, and Sunstein and his team seem to be banking on the fact that few will read the hollow reports, so that the Obama Administration can present their “savings” howsoever they choose.

    Then there is the issue of transparency. For example, the Department of Education’s report along with 29 others listed on the White House site can only be commented on by providing personal Facebook information, thus eliminating commenter anonymity, which will certainly affect the content of the feedback, and forcing non-Facebook users to search for alternative means to provide comments to the Obama Administration.

    In another example, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) report of regulatory reform spends almost approximately 9 pages of its 12-page report discussing the plan for the plan and spends less than three pages listing recommended regulations considered for regulatory reform. Of the five reforms listed, three of the five comprise regulation reforms were begun and completed during the Bush Administration.

    One of the recommendations (#4, p.10) a review of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) pricing clause was an idea conceived, a Blue ribbon commission formed and funded and with findings completed during the previous Administration. These findings from the independent commission have been waiting for the current GSA Administrator to act upon for the past two years.

    Instead, at no small expense to the American taxpayer, the current team at GSA seems to be saying: let’s just kick that can down the road because confronting the challenges of this out-of-date, ineffective rule is just too scary. So, in this plan for the plan, the current team at GSA promises to look at the pricing clause problem with a date uncertain in 2012 for possible resolution. In the case of GSA’s blatant misrepresentation, claiming credit for proposing new and “unprecedented” regulatory reform reviews based partly on a recommendation that the Obama Team will launch the Pricing Clause review is nothing other than a fraud, and an easily exposed one at that.

    By contrast, the Department of Education report and the Department of Homeland Security report identify in their reports that much of the to-be-discussed regulatory reform was initiated during the Bush Administration.

    For the Obama Administration to claim that the Regulatory Review chicanery comprises a “defining moment” is an insult to the American taxpayer who has to foot the bill, and the folks in government who have put their names on these reports should be ashamed.
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  140. This whole WeinerGate thing, it appears more and more that it was Anthony Weiner who tweeted his ?? to a 20 something girl. His office claims its a hacker, the hacker says, Bring it on, check his IP, etc there is nothing to hide. No authorities have been contacted by the Congressman.

    So, from how I see this, it appears this was anothony weiner who emailed/tweeted this. Unlike the repub candidate from NY 26, who was lambasted and exposed, the LSM Obot media will be protecting Anothy weiner, who is a mayorial candidate in NYC.

    The media, if I can even call them that, is pretty much a PO$ organization, I never ever heard about this story until I looked online. The American “mainstream” media is the American pravada, they protect and hide what they need to, and stupid to think people can find out everything they refuse to cover on the Internet.

  141. Subject: A bit of Jewish history

    The only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel.
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    America ‘s Only Jewish Military Cemetery

    Courtesy of the Hebrew Cemetery Company of Richmond .
    Jews fought for the South, but I never knew that the Jewish dead were segregated, excluded from burial—with proper honors—in Confederate military cemeteries.
    The Hebrew Confederate Cemetery , located in Richmond , Virginia , is the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel . It was created by the anti-Semitism of the two Confederate military cemeteries, in Spotsylvania Court House and Fredericksburg . They refused to bury the Jewish Confederate soldiers killed in the battles of Fredericksburg , Chancellorsville and Wilderness. They didn’t want “Jewish boys” in their cemeteries.

    They brought them to the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond , Virginia . They were buried in five rows, with six bodies in a row, in a self -contained hallowed area within the larger Hebrew Cemetery . Those buried came from Mississippi , Texas , North Carolina , South Carolina , Georgia and Louisiana .

    Many of the local Jewish Confederate soldiers killed are not in this military cemetery as they were buried in their family plots at the Hebrew Cemetery . One of these soldiers was Isaac Levy of Richmond , Virginia .

    He was 21 years old when he was killed in the trenches near Petersburg on August 21, 1864. He was an orthodox Jew, who wrote his sister that he and other Jewish Confederate soldiers managed to have a Passover Seder with Kosher food.

    T.N. Waul, who commanded a Confederate Legion said, “Jewish soldiers were brave, orderly, well–disciplined and in no respect inferior to the gallant body in which they formed a prominent part. Their behavior in the field was exemplary and no Jew was ever before a court-martial. I never heard of any Jewish soldier shirking or failing to answer any call of duty and danger.”

  142. His office claims its a hacker, the hacker says, Bring it on, check his IP, etc there is nothing to hide. No authorities have been contacted by the Congressman.

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    What hacker? And how do you know no authorities have been contacted? To do so openly, would make the whole issue newsworthy.

  143. Sarah ha just cheapened her electability with her cycle gang campaign mode.No way I would ever even think about her as a candidate for the POTUS.Her new image is what I call “USERY” at its stupid worst.Money Bags is a better name for her.

    Hillary: We need you.Do what is right when you decide.Let anyone match 67% popularity and the worlds most famous woman title.There is no one in the US scene that can come close.

    ABM90 is hanging on for you.

  144. Hay,

    ABM90
    May 30th, 2011 at 10:06 am,

    Go jump in the lake, and I have my own thoughts about what lake that would be.

  145. Weinergate Update

    Posted by Moe Lane (Profile)
    Sunday, May 29th at 12:44AM EDT
    28 Comments

    OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress. But that was before Ace of Spades demolished this argument utterly (H/T: Neil Stevens) (remember, folks [and bad Moe!]: identity theft is a crime), so now I am taking this seriously as a possible scandal, and I found something interesting going on. Somebody’s scrubbing the recipient’s Internet presence, even as we speak.

    The coed’s name (one Gennette Cordova) was (obviously) easily accessible, thanks to the wonders of screenshots (such as the ones done by Doug Ross, via The Other McCain), so it was a fairly trivial exercise to do a search for her name, prior to May 2011. Turns out she’s a writer for her local college: examples here and here and here. Except that Cordova’s name is no longer on those articles: compare this to this, and this to this… and compare this to this, which has an extra layer of scrubbing going on. That last one is most interesting, because it’s the one that Lee Stranahan over at Patterico noted was an article apparently written by Cordova that talked about how sites like Twitter and Facebook would allow people opportunities to meet their ‘celebrities.’

    Whether or not those sites also allowed one specific person an opportunity to meet one particular, specifically-directed set of celebrity genitals at one remove is still up in the air: but I am very much wondering why it was suddenly necessary to remove Ms. Cordova’s name from all of her article bylines.

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

    By the way: Weiner has apparently not actually done anything about his account being hacked, past making jokes about somebody committing identity-theft on a sitting Congressman’s online presence. Odd, huh?

  146. Mrs. Smith
    May 30th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    “…they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct;”

    That quote emboldens me to say what I have been thinking for a while. I think US Representatives should work from their home states. No more going to Washington DC where they can become anonymous as they sell to the highest bidder.

    They won’t let C-span focus anywhere but at the speaker of the moment, no panning around because then we would all see that the room is, for the most part,almost always empty.

  147. I didn’t realise Sarah was riding in the rolling thunder, very interesting. Thanks for posting those pictures, great great pictures of meeting everyday patriotic americans. I wish more politicians, etc would do it, they are a great bunch of people, very blunt, very patriotic, very american.

  148. gonzotx
    May 30th, 2011 at 2:38 am
    How about “The Last Living Nazi, Obama’s Godfather”
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    touche

  149. ABM 90: I share your deep commitment to Hillary. No one else of either gender can fill Hillary’s shoes.

  150. That quote emboldens me to say what I have been thinking for a while. I think US Representatives should work from their home states. No more going to Washington DC where they can become anonymous as they sell to the highest bidder.
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    video conferencing.

  151. Today’s motor cyclists are not the same of yesteryear- Sure, easy to think of them as the Hell’s Angels and the cyclists of the 60’s but that would be a gross miscalculation. The motorcyclists in the Rolling Thunder Tour are composed of a huge cross section of professionals, professional retirees and motorcycle hobbyists.

    ABM90- We all share a devotion to Hillary as our first choice. That is why we are here. However, Sarah Palin appeals to all classes and represents all we love about the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

  152. Cover-up surrounding Obama’s alleged crimes begins to unravel

    Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare for the fall

    The United States is in a Constitutional and political crisis without precedent.

    What can ordinary Americans do when a large number of politicians are corrupt and an even larger portion of the national political leadership is complicit in a cover-up of that corruption?

    Do we petition those leaders to investigate and punish themselves?

    George Will, for whom I have great respect as a commentator, recently wrote a scholarly, but an unintentionally satirical article entitled “Is Obama above the law?” about his violation of the War Powers Act in regard to the Libyan War.

    Mr. Will ended his commentary with what must have been deliberate satire:

    “‘No president,’ says Sen. John McCain, ‘has ever recognized the constitutionality of the War Powers Act, and neither do I. So I don’t feel bound by any deadline.’ Oh? No law is actually a law if presidents and senators do not “recognize” it? Now, there is an interesting alternative to judicial review, and an indicator of how executive aggrandizement and legislative dereliction of duty degrade the rule of law.”

    The evident bewilderment displayed by Will is prima facie evidence of the depth of denial now prevalent in Washington, D.C.

    It is an equivalent to writing an article after the Pearl Harbor attack entitled “The Japanese might not like us.”

    The arrogance of the permanent political class is both shocking and out of control.

    Having been born in Panama and not eligible to run for the Presidency, McCain obviously doesn’t recognize the Constitution either.

    For me, the uncertainty about McCain’s ineligibility was resolved by the bogus, non-binding Senate Resolution 511, co-sponsored by Obama, which declared McCain a “natural born citizen” and, therefore, eligible for the Presidency.

    The fact that Congress has no authority to do such a thing was apparently completely irrelevant to that majestic body. Maybe I’m a cynic, but it sounds to me like just another crooked, backroom deal.

    If McCain and Obama both didn’t need the “cover”, why go through that elaborate Senate charade?

    Andrew Napolitano once asked South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, where in the Constitution it authorizes the federal government to regulate the delivery of health care.

    Clyburn replied: “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do.” Then he shot back: “How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?”

    Rep. Clyburn, like many in Congress, has conveniently forgotten that, according to the Constitution, the federal government has only specific enumerated powers.

    As Mr. Napolitano correctly noted, Congress has gone from upholding the Constitution to evading it.

    Basically, the permanent political class is saying to the American people: “we’ll do whatever we want and you prove that we can’t do it.”

    That is exactly how Barack Obama has been operating and why no one in Washington, D.C. will challenge him.

    Our political royals want the option of evading the Constitution or any law they deem inconvenient, like, most recently, what appears to be Congressional insider stock trading and the distribution of Obamacare waivers as political favors.

    If the people at the highest levels of government believe that they can, whenever they wish, commit law evasion, what can ordinary citizens do?

    We can hope that the cover-up surrounding Obama’s alleged crimes begins to unravel and honest, courageous and patriotic leaders step forward to root out those complicit, eliminate the endemic corruption and guide the country back on the right course.

    Otherwise, left with no alternatives, open dissent will grow and chaos will ensue.

    Keep your powder dry.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/37027

  153. “The motorcyclists in the Rolling Thunder Tour are composed of a huge cross section of professionals, professional retirees and motorcycle hobbyists.”

    Agreed. I’ve met some of them, like I say, very blunt, very patriotic, very american, you’ll be surprised how many of them loved that I had posters of Hillary and Sarah on the sides of my big American flag that I put up on my store’s walls.

  154. Sarah Palin appeals to all classes and represents all we love about the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
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    Not the elites.

  155. #
    tim
    May 30th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I might add, I have not met one who can stand Waffles. Not one.
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    Right! And by some slim chance Hillary should throw her bonnet in- We need as many like thinking supporters in America to help push her over the Top- You can sit with your hands folded and exude devotion to Hillary while shining your halo but when it comes to the fight, we need an army of like thinking bodies to get us where we want to be-

  156. Not the elites.
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    Yup, the elites are the only demographic who work to remove our freedoms. No surprise there! LOL

  157. I believe the realization is growing among Americans who love their country, that there will be no escaping civil upheaval and possibly even revolution. We have been backing up as the onslaught against our national heritage has been proceeding unabated and it is clear that it will be obliterated in a very few more years beyond recall unless the people take a stand.

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