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

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

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

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

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

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

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

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

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

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

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

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 "Smoke break!"

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

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

5 "Another smoke break!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

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

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

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

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

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

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

1 Uhhh...resign?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

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

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

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

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

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

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

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

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

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

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

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

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

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

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

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

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

4 "Kissey kissey"

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

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

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

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Hey Catholics, Hey Feminists, Obama Cannot Be Trusted

We have a catechism at Big Pink based on logic and experience that never fails:

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.

Picture our chagrin and giggles every time some fool belatedly reaches the same conclusion we did so many years ago. Our latest converts are most Catholic leaders and some monumentally stupid “feminists”.

How monumentally stupid are these “feminists”? It’s 2012 and it is a revelation to them that Obama does not have feminist interests as a priority. These monumentally stupid “feminists” somehow missed the betrayal of women by Obama during his scam health care legislation days as well as the misogyny and sexism of their number one Boob.

Monumentally stupid “feminists” will attempt to delude themselves and others that Barack Obama’s latest vote getting ploy is about women’s rights or contraception or some such. Nonsense. It is about Obama getting votes. As soon as Obama sees the numbers not working out as he expected prepare for a monumental flip-flop from the flim-flam man which will be forgiven by monumentally stupid “feminists”. [Already Joe Biden is getting ready to flip the flop - On the new contraception rule, I'm determined to see a compromise here.]

Eleanor Clift provides some clues to monumentally stupid “feminists”:

“Did Obama Administration Pick a Fight on Birth Control Deliberately?

The president is ‘very sensitive’ to concerns about his policy mandating that Catholic institutions provide contraception coverage—but did the administration incite the enraged response to fire up young liberal voters? [snip]

It’s a gamble that could cost Obama some support among Catholics, a swing group of voters in presidential elections, even as it highlights the divide between the president and his GOP rivals.

With Rick Santorum opposed to contraception and Mitt Romney declaring he would cut family planning from the federal budget, Charlie Cook wonders if the White House deliberately picked this fight now, knowing where it would go. He points out that for all the talk about Republican primary turnout being down, Democrats aren’t that keen on their guy either. [snip]

The election won’t turn on these kinds of cultural issues, but they can generate emotion and passion. Obama’s job approval is just above 50 percent among younger voters, a group that gave him 66 percent of their vote in 2008. “They’ve got to get young people jazzed up, and there are very few issues that get young women more jazzed up than contraception,” says Cook. Indeed, the Obama campaign website highlights the issue of contraception, along with the fact that it will be free once the Affordable Care Act is implemented.”

The once admired Gloria Steinem presumably is still among Obama admirers and will continue to raise money for Obama once he stabs these monumentally stupid “feminists” in the back.

As monumentally stupid as these fake Obama lovin’ “feminists” are, what impolite insults should we direct at Catholic Church leaders? Our once full pantry of insults is not stocked up sufficiently to serve up fresh insults. We’ll have to settle for “monumentally stupid Catholic leaders”.

Jonathan Last filed an informative report a few days ago which staggered us with the monumental stupidity of Catholic leaders:

“On the last weekend of January, priests in Catholic churches across America read extraordinary letters to their congregations. The missives informed the laity that President Obama and his administration had launched an assault on the church. In Virginia, Catholics heard from Bishop Paul Loverde, who wrote, “I am absolutely convinced that an unprecedented and very dangerous line has been crossed.” In Phoenix, Bishop Thomas Olmsted wrote, “We cannot​—​we will not​—​comply with this unjust law.” In Pittsburgh, Bishop David Zubik wrote that President Obama had told Catholics, “To Hell with your religious beliefs.” Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria asked his flock to join him in the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, which concludes: By the Divine Power of God / cast into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits / who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

It was a remarkable moment, in part because despite their stern reputation, most Catholic bishops are not terribly conservative. They tend to be politically liberal and socially cautious. If they were less holy men, stauncher conservatives would call them squishes. [snip]

The beginnings of this confrontation lay in an obscure provision of Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which stated that all insurers will be required to provide “preventive health services.” When the law was passed, “preventive” was not defined but left to be determined at a later date.

This past August, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally got around to explaining the administration’s interpretation of the phrase. Based on a recommendation from the Institute of Medicine, the administration would define “preventive health services” to include contraceptives, morning-after pills, and female sterilization. And they would interpret the “all insurers” section to include religious organizations, whatever their beliefs.”

“To be determined at a later date” should be called “the Barack Obama treachery contract clause”. Think Keystone.

Having passed a pig in a poke legislative health scam the pig in a poke president determined what was good for his electoral prospects at “a later date.” Boobery ensued:

“In the Catholic world, for instance, a diocesan office often employs lots of people​—​lawyers, janitors, administrative staff​—​who are not necessarily Catholic. And the duties of such offices extend far beyond inculcation of the faith​—​to include charity, community service, and education. Or take Catholic universities. There are more than 200 of them, serving some 750,000 students. They clearly do not fit the exemption. Neither would any of the 6,980 Catholic elementary or secondary schools. Nor the country’s 600 Catholic hospitals; nor its 1,400 Catholic long-term care centers. Ditto the network of Catholic social services organizations that spend billions of dollars a year to serve the needy and disadvantaged.

As soon as Sebelius released this decision, the Catholic church panicked. The Conference of Catholic Bishops reached out to the administration to explain the position in which it had put them. But the tone of their concern was largely friendly: Most Catholic leaders were convinced that the entire thing was a misunderstanding and that the policy​—​which was labeled an “interim” measure​—​would eventually be amended.”

This staggered us. Monumentally stupid Catholic leaders thought Obama could be trusted????? Ha!

How monumentally stupid are Catholic Church leaders? Read it and weep:

“The reason for this optimism was that more than a few important Catholics had previously climbed out on a high branch for Obama politically, and for his health care reform as a matter of policy. Despite what you may read in the New York Times, most lay Catholics are nominally at home in the Democratic party. (Remember that a majority of Catholics voted for Obama in 2008.) And what is true of the laity goes double for those in religious life. In 2009, Notre Dame president Father John Jenkins welcomed President Obama as the school’s commencement speaker in the face of a heated student protest. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops mostly kept its powder dry during the fight over Obamacare, and very few members of the church hierarchy actively, or even tacitly, opposed the bill. Others, such as Sister Carol Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association, actually lobbied in favor of it, early and often. So most Catholics took the president at his word when he met with Archbishop Timothy Dolan last fall and assured him that when the final version of the policy was eventually released, any fears would be allayed.

That was their mistake.”

Pity the Catholic faithful! Led like lambs by monumentally stupid Catholic Church leaders. We weep. They trusted Obama. They ignored our catechism:

“Obama telephoned Dolan on the morning of January 20 to inform him that the only concession he intended to offer in the final policy was to extend the deadline for conformity to August 2013. Every other aspect of the policy enunciated by Sebelius would remain rigidly in place.

It’s unclear whether Obama anticipated the blowback which resulted from this announcement, or perhaps even welcomed the fight. The liberal Catholic establishment nearly exploded. Sister Keehan was so horrified she threw her lot in with the more conservative Dolan in full-throated opposition to Obama. Cardinal Roger Mahony, the spectacularly liberal archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, wrote, “I cannot imagine a more direct and frontal attack on freedom of conscience.  .  .  . This decision must be fought against with all the energies the Catholic community can muster.” Michael Sean Winters, the National Catholic Reporter’s leftist lion, penned a 1,800-word cri de coeur titled “J’accuse!” in which he declared that, as God was his witness, he would never again vote for Obama. The editors of the Jesuit magazine America denounced a “wrong decision,” while the Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne called the policy “unconscionable.” When you’ve lost even E.J. and the Jesuits, you’ve lost the church.”

Jonathan Last ends his informative article with some of the reasons why the Catholic Church will fight this ruling to the death. Last even brings up the possibility that the Catholic Church would catastrophically shut down services rather than comply:

“Which means that what is actually on the block are precisely the kind of social-justice services​—​education, health care, and aid to the needy​—​that liberal Catholics believe to be the most vital works of the church. For conservative Catholics, Obama merely confirmed their darkest suspicions; for liberals, it was a betrayal in full.

As a matter of law, this decision by Obama’s health care bureaucrats seems unlikely to survive. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down another attempt by the administration to bully religious believers in the Hosanna-Tabor case. In that instance, Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission argued that a religious organization does not have the right to control its hiring and firing according to its religious belief. The Court struck down this argument 9-0 in a rebuke so embarrassing that Justice Elena Kagan came close to openly mocking her successor as Obama’s solicitor general during oral arguments. It was the kind of sweeping decision that should have deterred the Obama administration from forcing Catholics into complying with the health insurance mandate, because it suggested that the Court will very likely side against the administration once this matter comes before it. [snip]

The trick, of course, is that when Sebelius issued the final protocol, her lone concession was the one-year delay in implementation. Which, for Obama, has the happy side-effect of pushing the moment of enforcement to August 2013. Meaning that no legal challenge can come until after the 2012 election. Which suggests that the thinking behind the policy may be primarily political.

Readers of Big Pink are not surprised. Barack Obama voted “present” in Illinois whenever it was convenient for him. Anyone recall the credit card vote by Obama?

Anyone cheering on Obama is sure to be disappointed. If you cheer on Obama or believe Obama – you are monumentally stupid. Stop voting. You are stupid if you believe Obama or any word that comes out of his mouth. Already Obama prepares to Abandon ship, his own, and “at least five senate democrats now oppose Obama’s new contraception rule”. The reports that Obama has doubled down on the new contraception rule at a Democratic retreat” will soon flop over and flip. Stupid is as stupid does.

The Crawdads noted today that Glenn Greenwald is much too late to the de-stupidfication party. The stupid staggers. It’s not just Catholics and fake “feminists” that are monumentally stupid. Recall this bit we wrote about “environmentalists” and labor unions just a short while ago:

“Obama supporters, the cannon fodder left, the hypocrites on Hopium, don’t care about the issues. They pretend they care about the issues but they don’t. Consider the Keystone Pipeline issue (which we will discuss at length at a more appropriate time). As bad as Barack Obama is on this issue our condemnations are reserved for labor union bosses and the phony “environmentalists.”

We understand the political motivations for Barack Obama to vote “present” on the pipeline. We condemn Barack Obama’s refusal to take a stance one way or the other on the pipeline. But what is much more contemptible and disgusting are the phony environmentalists and the self interested labor union bosses.

The labor unions support the Keystone pipeline and believe it will create tens of thousands of jobs. Environmentalists are opposed to the Keystone Pipeline and believe it will hare the environment. Or so they all say.

Our “J’accuse” is directed at these corrupt labor union bosses and phony environmentalists (throw in Occupy Wall Street and those who remain enablers are issue after issue and continue to protect Obama) who put aside their constituents, principles, and positions in order to protect Barack Obama. Why don’t the labor union bosses and the environmentalists get together and demand BEFORE THE ELECTION that Barack Obama take a position NOW.

The labor union bosses and the phony environmentalists won’t demand a clear cut position from Obama BEFORE THE ELECTION because they are protecting him. If they really cared about jobs or the environment they would demand a “yes” or “no” from Barack Obama. Instead these corrupt entities accept Obama’s “present” but not voting ploy.

Disgusting.

On FISA the hypocrites of the left accepted, with fawning thanks, Obama’s lies and snubs. On the Keystone Pipeline labor bosses and phony environmentalists protect Barack Obama. The left and the Obama Dimocratic Party protect Obama on his unconstitutional recess appointments even though they know that their stance is unprincipled and will come back to bite them. Disgusting.”

“Disgusting” is right. Why anyone views this latest Obama treachery/boobery as an Establishment Clause issue or an “our bodies ourselves” issue is beyond us.

We’ve had it right all along:

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.

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309 comments to Hey Catholics, Hey Feminists, Obama Cannot Be Trusted

  • wbboei

    I think Cook is wrong. This issue will resonate against Obama in swing states. The youth vote he will get anyway. Cook is not the brightest bulb. But he is better than Larry Sabato.

  • wbboei

    Admin> Lynn De Rothschild was on television tonight and she was interviewed by that boob Neil Cavuto. She is promoting this site: http://www.americanselect.org/ It seeks a bi partisan ticket consisting of a moderate democrat and a moderate republican. He asked her about Hillary and she said she would vote for Hillary for president hands down. He said but she is not running–as if Cavuto has the last word. She mentioned other possibilities. Sean Treade mentioned a brokered Republican convention and that jackass Peggy Noonan interviewing Republican insiders say the same thing. The names mentioned are Jeg Bush (another non-starter), Mitch Daniels (problem is his wife), and Christy of course. The catalyst for a brokered convention would be either that no candidate has enough delegates, or the candidate with the most delegates is polling to lose against the commie in the White House. Apparently they do have superdelegates in the Republican Party.

  • wbboei

    My point is this could be a pathway to the presidency for Hillary if she remains interested.

  • admin

    For anyone monumentally stupid enough to believe Obama will save them from foreclosures:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-09/foreclosure-deal-to-spur-new-wave-of-u-s-home-seizures-help-heal-market.html

    The $25 billion settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses may trigger a wave of home seizures, inflicting short-term pain on delinquent U.S. borrowers while making a long-term housing recovery more likely.

    Lenders slowed the pace of foreclosures as they negotiated with attorneys general in all 50 states for more than a year over allegations of faulty and fraudulent paperwork used to repossess homes. With today’s agreement, banks are likely to resume property seizures.

  • Mrs. Smith

    “Anyone recall the credit card vote by Obama?”
    ____________

    You mean when Hillary ripped him a new one and Johnny Edwards scolded him for not voting for limiting interest on credit cards?

    I sure do!

  • wbboei

    The idea that Santorum could be the Republican candidate is a good working definition of insanity.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin
    February 9th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    What a joke- the word on the evening news- as an example:

    If you fall into the category of owing more than your home is worth… (like 100% of the homeowners behind on their mortgages) They claim the average amount homeowners are over leveraged is $50,000- (more like $100,000) then they are eligible for a debt write down of $17,000..

    Within minutes, a clip of homeowners storming a bank lobby irate, fed-up and ready to take the place apart brick by brick-

    People should be storming the White House and marching on DC… They make the Rules- People are just wasting their time with this latest band-aid. The problem lies squarely in Washington, DC!

  • turndownobama

    As Shadowfax lamented the other day, isn’t there any good news?

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    Yes! The Washington state legislature, both houses, have passed the gay marriage bill, and the Governor is set to sign it.

  • Mrs. Smith

    wbboei
    February 9th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    The idea that Santorum could be the Republican candidate is a good working definition of insanity.
    _____________

    You can add Romney, the mirror image of Obama, to that definition.

  • turndownobama

    “When I left the Oval Office, where I was very grateful for his invitation to be there, I left with high hopes. That nothing his administration would do would impede the good work that he admitted and acknowledged in the church,” Dolan said.

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

    The ‘good work’ will not be impeded by giving their employees free birth control. THey can do better ‘good work’ without the worries and lost time of unwanted pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • turndownobama

    Not another Bush …Please, I believe it was a Bush that got us in this predicament.

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

    Well, the Bushes and Reagan before them.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Pretty even assessment of where we are at- too back the popular Republican candidates haven’t done their home work. Although, I have to say, the only one elucidating drastic changes to the way the government should operate in the interests of the people, is Gingrich-
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    The Underlying Issue of the 2012 Campaign

    By Steve McCann

    Lost amid the fiction-based stage play that is the Obama re-election campaign and the contentious Republican nomination battle that has been focused solely on the personal destruction of various candidates is the failure to address the underlying factors that have created the ever-growing angst among the American people.

    The majority of the people know based on their day-to-day experiences that the United States is no longer the nation it once was and that those they relied upon to lead the country have failed them regardless of party affiliation. They are part of a shrinking middle class and an economy that no longer creates high-paying jobs and upward mobility. They see a future overwhelmed by unimaginable debt while a few at the top of the new American caste structure have exclusive access to a political system which benefits them greatly.

    While the Republican Party downplays it and the Democratic Party exploits it for political gain, there is no denying that the level of inequality and tension amid the income groups is greater than ever before. If income is relatively evenly distributed and there are not overwhelming differences between the rich and the middle class, there is a greater sense of community and trust. This is dependent on those in the lowest income strata being able to move into an ever-expanding middle class, which is something government cannot accomplish.

    Over the past thirty-five years, many on the Republican side of the fence pushed for ever-expanding globalization, while those on the Democrat side were determined not only to rein in capitalism through regulations and taxation, but also to control the economy by a dominant central government, all the while buying off the populace through unrestrained social spending. Never have two concepts been at odds with each other. The result was inevitable: the middle class would pay the price.

    The elites over the years have told the citizenry that unrestrained globalization is good for the United States. Thus the nation unthinkingly embraced this version of globalization and assumed that the country had to move rapidly into this post-industrial, post-manufacturing world. Forgotten in this headlong dash was the fact that it was the modern industrial economy which produced middle-class societies in which the overwhelming majority of the population could enjoy middle-class status.

    Many worked in industries that have since been abolished and transferred to other countries. Those members of the middle class who were able to hold on to their jobs saw their incomes stagnate or decline, while a few of globalization’s winners reaped enormous rewards.

    In 1972, over 28 per cent of the labor force was employed in the high-paying manufacturing sector. Today, that number has shrunk to 8.9 percent (a decline of nearly 70%). Over 74 percent of the jobs created since 2000 have been in the low-paying portion of the service sector.

    Accelerating this process has been an avalanche of laws, regulations, taxes, and mandates that have made it nearly impossible to start up and/or operate a manufacturing facility and develop new products in the United States, thus forcing many companies to look overseas. While these disastrous policies were promulgated by those in the Democratic Party, the Republican Party did little to fight these obviously detrimental steps that would in the long run undermine the American economy while promoting the supposed advantages of unfettered globalism.

    Among the countries that have benefited enormously from this shortsighted policy is China. The United States and much of the Western world have acquiesced to the Chinese deindustrializing a large part of the globe. China has played one country against another, stealing technology and arbitrarily manipulating the Chinese currency, all while those in Washington, D.C. have, for over twenty years, turned a blind eye.

    In a democracy with a weaker and shrinking middle class, there is much more populism, internal conflict, and inability to resolve income distribution issues in an orderly way. The Tea Party movement is a manifestation of the new populism, as not only do Tea Partiers rightfully blame the government for much of the nation’s problems, but these same people think they have been betrayed by the elites. The bailout of Wall Street; the crony capitalism of the Obama regime; the seemingly bottomless pit of money for those well-connected to the power structure in Washington; and a disconnect between the Ruling Class and the vast majority of Americans that work hard, pay their taxes, and play by the rules confirm that betrayal.

    The fundamental and underlying problem America faces is this: what is going to be done to put the middle class back on a sound footing and recreate the upward income mobility and wealth-formation that enabled this nation to be unique in the annals of mankind?

    This topic cannot be left to the Democrats to demagogue and exploit through Marxist class-warfare rhetoric. The Republican Party must take this issue and make it their own by acknowledging the existence of the expanding income disparity and the accelerated shrinkage of the middle class, and to explain why this happened and that there are viable solutions.

    Yet in the Republican presidential primary fight, that question is not being addressed except via the usual platitudes, as it appears that the current candidates are quite happy to allow Obama, the Democrats, and the mainstream media free rein to mislead and lie to the American people. The Democrats’ solution is more government, more crony capitalism, the further expansion of elitism, and increased taxes on the so-called rich — steps that will accelerate the demise of the middle class and exacerbate wealth inequity.

    The nation’s Republican and conservative leaders must articulate a strategy to protect and grow the American manufacturing base and its working class. It must be clearly stated that it is in the country’s interest to protect and grow the middle class through an engagement with globalization and by dramatically altering an oppressive government in a way that benefits the broad mass of the American people.

    That strategy must include the aggressive confrontation with those involved in unfair trade, including, if necessary, tariffs on imports and additional protection and enforcement of property rights. Concurrently, on the domestic front, there must be a national determination to reindustrialize the nation by the elimination of countless duplicate and unnecessary regulations and mandates as well as the agencies that promulgate them; exploiting all viable sources of domestic energy; a complete purge of the current tax code, starting from scratch with a viable code for today’s national needs and global environment; and lastly, ending the policy of designating certain financial institutions as “too big to fail” and thus allowing them to restructure into smaller, more viable entities — which may include bankruptcy for some.

    On a government level, the nation must alter the basic entitlement programs into a more market-based structure; reduce overall government spending to that of 2008 within three years; eliminate the incestuous and revolving-door relationship among Wall Street, major corporations, the unions, and the government; and institute a complete restructuring of the role of the federal reserve through a major change in that entity’s charter.

    The populist revolt that began with the Tea Party movement is just a harbinger of what is to come if the leaders of both parties blissfully ignore the underlying angst of the American people and continue with business and politics as usual. Those Republicans running for president and the Congress in 2012 must be forced into revealing whether they do or do not understand the depth of the nation’s problems. If they do, are they are capable of not only taking the battle to their Democrat opponents, but also initiating and putting in place the major changes so necessary for the future of the American society?

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_underlying_issue_of_the_2012_campaign.html#ixzz1lwsH8C00

  • turndownobama

    to do. As a result of votes like these, Santorum has a lower ACU rating than, for example, Newt Gingrich.
    So, please, don’t pretend to me that Santorum is an outstanding conservative. He’s a presidential candidate with a recent, suspicious, and only partial commitment to mouthing conservative beliefs.

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    No wonder he talks so much about sex.

  • turndownobama

    By PEGGY NOONAN
    He’s taken heavy fire for his interview with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, in which he said, “I’m not concerned about the very poor.”

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

    Doesn’t she know that was a misquote? UNFAIR!

  • turndownobama

    Andrew Napolitano: Mandate on Catholics is akin to compelling Jews to eat pork

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    Bullshit! Nobody is compelling anyone to USE contraceptives, or even to prescribe them. The insurance companies will have to pay IF anyone wants to use them, that’s all.

  • Shadowfax

    Great post and it’s so much fun to have you charging up the blog admin!

    Thinking of the contraceptive issue, who did Barry think his scam is protecting?

    Young Catholic female voters….. :lol: plus an added laugh track.

    Young Catholic girls are not supposed to have sex if they are not married, so no need for birthcontrol. Check.

    Young women that are married should obstain on those magic days if they don’t want to get pg. No need for birthcontrol there either, just ask sweaters. Check.

    In that tiny Barry brain what must he be trying to do?
    Kinda fire up women because he really has lost all of Hillary’s PUMA women? They won’t vote for you and the hopium females may just eat too much chocolate and stay home from voting over THIS issue.

    So of course Barry either has to bring in the ‘A’ issue to make a fuss, (abortion), or just flip like admin says, because it is what he does best and his obots have become used to this lame game.

    Maybe Barry’s team is using the attack to try and weed out the social conservative part of the Unfab 4…pitting voter ideals against each other as a smoke-screen so voters don’t notice what a rotten job he has done on issues that are more important, like the economy, jobs….the whole long list of bad policies and corruption.

    This plan is a flop and only a small percentage of the electorate would be swayed by this non- issue.

    IMLessThanHO.

  • turndownobama

    Shadowfax,

    Contraceptives can be a big expense for many people — free contraceptives can be worth coming out to vote for. Not just by workers in Catholic charities, schools, hospitals, etc, but by anyone of that age who expects to be covered by UHC policies.

    If the anti-contraceptive people get their way on this waiver issue, they’ll go on to attack the provision of contraceptives in ALL UHC policies. Remember these are the people who wanted to defund Planned Parenthood, which has no Catholic connection.

    After the election Obama MAY flip and drop or limit contraceptive coverage in all UHC. But the GOP WILL CERTAINLY continue to fight contraception whereever they can. So it makes sense to vote for the administration that MAY do the right thing, not for the party that will certainly do the wrong thing.

  • Shadowfax

    Tdo

    Free contraceptives for all working in Catholic businesses…toss in a unicorn and they will come out to vote for sure.

    Non-issue, not a game changer for winning an election.
    I just don’t buy it.

  • turndownobama

    As I said, I think this will bring out people who don’t work in Catholic institutions as well. Have you been keeping up with the reaction against Komen when they defunded Planned Parenthood? — a lot of strong sympathy for PP and loss of support for Komen, even from women who aren’t currently using PP.

    I don’t know whether there will be enough to be a game changer, but at least some will come out over it.

  • jms

    Bribing Catholics with free birth control? I think not.

    This is all about Barack Obama putting the Catholic church firmly in its place — subservient to the government. Or so Obama thinks. There is a great truth that non-Catholics forget or misunderstand at their own peril. The purpose of the Catholic church is not to improve or enhance the lives of people on earth. The purpose of the Catholic church is to save souls. It will do the first when possible, but not at the expense of the second. Obama doesn’t understand or believe it, but the Catholic church will discontinue all health care coverage for all employees before it pays a dime for abortions, birth control and sterilizations. Obama will be surprised when this happens, and it will cost him dearly.

  • Shadowfax

    I don’t know whether there will be enough to be a game changer, but at least some will come out over it.

    —–
    There is always some that vote for ANYTHING.

    Which leads us back to it being a weak issue in attempting to win an election.

    Defunding planned parenthood for abortions, etc….same situation.

    Nothing new, different day.

  • Shadowfax

    Yet More Proof Barack Obama Is A Lazy Puppet President…
    by Ulsterman

    Each day the White House quietly releases President Barack Obama’s daily schedule to the media – and each day the media ignores how very little this president actually does.

    Barack Obama’s presidential salary is $400,000 per year – plus the other perks such as free governmental housing, a free vacation home, free travel, free golf…well, you get the picture.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/02/09/yet-more-proof-barack-obama-is-a-lazy-puppet-president/

  • lorac

    The Catholic hierarchy here and in Rome may be up in arms, but I suspect most Catholics would rather have birth control coverage – it would be cheaper than having to buy it themselves, as they have been historically doing.

    Most people approach religion like a buffet line – they pick and choose which parts to agree with. It has been a long time since the majority of average Catholics has found contraceptives to be a valid religious issue to uphold.

    Anyway – Obama very often backs down. He’ll probably give the church a waiver, just as he did for all those companies who wanted waivers from Obamacare.

  • Shadowfax

    Lorac

    …Most people approach religion like a buffet line – they pick and choose which parts to agree with.

    ——-
    Really, that’s not what I was taught for twenty years, so as an ex-Catholic I decided to hit the buffet line on several religions…I call it cherry picking.

  • ShortTermer

    Contrapceptives are offered free all over the nation; the health departments offer them free to young girls and the parents do not even have to consent………so the price of contrapceptives is a bogus argument.

    wbboei, yes I got your email. Thank you. It will be central to a project that I am about to start.

  • Shadowfax

    Why doesn’t Barry pass a little bill saying his ScamCare bill will not cover the cost of Viagra?

    Why are all the conservative vs liberal health fights over women’s bodies…the issues need to change.

    If men want coverage for Viagra they have to prove they are in a stable, longlasting relationship and not boinking multiple women nor very young women.

  • Shadowfax

    Not sure if this came out about the home foreclosure story above…it takes away the criminal charge to the banks for hiring people off the streets to sign the paperwork that kicked these folks out of their homes, signing as bank presidents while knowing nothing about the contracts at all.

    This is why these banks gave up this little pile of money and Barry is bragging that he is helping people. Many just get $1500.

    It also does not cover Fanny and Freddy loans.

  • ShortTermer

    Sometimes don’t you just wish you could delete a post? I know it is contraceptives, I really am a good speller, just not a good keyboarder.

    A woman’s womb is brought out every d@mned election. And remarkably women fall for it. I am rather disappointed to say the least. The power is in the women’s hands collectively, but they never organize for the greater good. My grandmother used to say that the hand that rocked the cradle ruled the world….if only if for just a little while, for just long enough to get this mess and our country back on track.

    ObaMAO’s testing of the waters on REALLY violating Constitutional rights with the Catholic Church is in direct violation of the Constitution that he swore to uphold and defend…..any wonder since he really was not eligible to run in the first place according to the Constitution? And it is just a first step. He knows exactly what he is doing….completely transforming America, he even told us what he was going to do. Silly stupid people didn’t take him at his word on that.

  • turndownobama

    Contrapceptives are offered free all over the nation; the health departments offer them free to young girls and the parents do not even have to consent

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

    Condoms and maybe even female condoms. But what about the more popular contraceptives that require a prescription?

    Here’s a look at various methods of contraception and what they cost from various sources. Now Planned Parenthood is helping poor women some, but if the Republicans in Congress defund PP, UHC better be ready to step in.

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/04/14/contraception-cost-birth-control-pills-craigslist/

  • ShortTermer

    No tdo, birth control pills, you are so off base. A woman can get contraceptives at no cost if she wants them. The best contraceptive is almost free and likely in every household’s medicine cabinet, it is an aspirin. Just place it between your knees and hold it there…other inanimate objects would work just as well.

  • turndownobama

    ShortTermer
    February 10th, 2012 at 3:48 am

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

    That’s what I figured. Then you get to pay for her pregnancy, maternity ward, educating the unwanted child till he drops out, and sending him to jail when he muggs you.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Barack: Pretend they’re Muslim- You don’t want to PO the Muslims… right?
    ___________

    Cardinal-Designate Dolan: President Obama Needs To Stop ‘Intruding Into Internal Life Of A Church’

    Contraception Issue Just Won’t Die Down, Much To White House’s Chagrin

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a sharp rebuke Wednesday from Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan that put even more pressure on the president to calm a widening election year uproar. The issue at hand was the president’s insistence that Catholic institutions provide free birth control to their employees.

    Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, the morning after pill and other services for people who work for them.

    “The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church,” Dolan told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

    The leader of the New York Archdiocese picked up support from Speaker John Boehner, who said either Obama reverses the policy or the House will.

    “The federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries. This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand,” Boehner said.

    The attacks left the White House foundering. It wants to find some way to calm Catholic opposition, but will not back down on the policy, itself.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/02/08/cardinal-designate-dolan-president-obama-needs-to-stop-intruding-into-internal-life-of-a-church/

  • holdthemaccountable

    admin: Picture our chagrin and giggles every time some fool belatedly reaches the same conclusion we did so many years ago.
    ——————–
    I can picture you admin, and you have every right to enjoy immense satisfaction.

    Could Brian Williams be thinking of stepping off POTUS’s bus? On Obama’s mortgage fix, the other big story last night, Brain [sic] called in an “expert” who responded with only negative analysis. Brain [sic] ended the interview by saying, “Thanks for being honest.”
    ####################
    O/T: the conservative organization AFP has been helpful to me, so I’m mentioning their United States Supreme Court rally set for March 27: http://handsoffmyhealthcare.eventbrite.com/?tr=y&auid=10271220

    Hopefully Obama’s calculation/miscalculation on the birth control issue may swell the ranks of those attending.
    PS: Funny how he’s hung up on “bc” issues. birth certificate. birth control.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin- video if you have time to post it-
    _____________________

    Energized Santorum Unloads on Romney’s ‘Gotcha Politics’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – No more Mr. Nice Guy for Rick Santorum.

    The newly-energized presidential candidate on Thursday launched a full-throated attack on front-runner Mitt Romney, saying the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign “has been about serially tearing down opponents without offering any kind of vision for what he wants to do for this country.

    “This is the gotcha politics of Mitt Romney,” Santorum said, sounding complaints almost identical to those lodged by rival conservative Newt Gingrich against Romney after Gingrich won the South Carolina primary last month.

    “He’s not interested in talking about the issues,” Santorum said of Romney. “He’s interested in trying to pander and make political sauce when there’s real substantive issues about how we’re gonna try to change this government. And he’s on the wrong side of it.”

    Tailoring his message to his audience in a major energy-producing state, Santorum said he favors hydrofracking, a relatively new process of extracting natural gas by breaking up rock with pressurized water. Environmentalists say hydrofracking causes groundwater pollution.

    “It’s the new boogey man,” Santorum told a crowd of over 850 people, perhaps the largest since he launched his campaign for the GOP nomination last year. “It’s the new way to try to scare you and those folks particularly not from Oklahoma and Texas.

    “We’re sort of new to this stuff, hydrofracking, in Pennsylvania. And they’re preying on the Northeast, saying, ‘Look what’s going to happen. Ooh, all this bad stuff’s going to happen. We don’t know all these chemicals and all this stuff.’ … Let me tell you what’s going to happen. Nothing’s going to happen, except they will use this to raise money for the radical environmental groups so they can go out and continue to try to purvey their reign of environmental terror on the United States of America.”

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/energized-santorum-unloads-on-romney-s-gotcha-politics–20120209

  • Mormaer

    To this non-religious observer it looks like Obama assumed he could roll the Roman Catholic church since they had supported supported him blindly in the past. Just like feminists, enviro’s, and the media excused him for every underhanded lying stunt he pulled, he thought the RC’s could be lied to and double crossed and they would rationalize it away. Being called a liar by a bishop is not what Obama is used to. When is the White House going to call Roman Catholics racists?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Rand Paul speaks the Truth in the last line in a quote-
    ________________

    Rand Paul Mocks Obama at CPAC

    Sen. Rand Paul’s speech on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference drew cheers and standing ovations as the Kentucky Republican invoked Ronald Reagan and the importance of “believing in something” while mocking President Obama for proposing to tax the wealthy.

    Paul cited several statistics emphasizing that the majority of income taxes are paid by the top 10 percent of earners. He said that if Obama “wants the tax code to be fair, he’s going to have to reduce the taxes on the rich.”

    The freshman senator also criticized Obama’s decision earlier this week to fully embrace a super PAC supporting his reelection effort after having often criticized such PACs.

    “I have a question, a question for the president: Do you hate all rich people, or just rich people who don’t contribute to your campaign?” he said.

  • holdthemaccountable

    “I have a question, a question for the president: Do you hate all rich people, or just rich people who don’t contribute to your campaign?” he said.
    —————–
    That’s a keeper!

  • Mrs. Smith

    “When is the White House going to call Roman Catholics racists?”
    _________________

    The Vatican is located in a country unto itself- Reading last night, they will be instituting suit taking on the BO admin with teeth bared like I’ve never seen before…

    Obama has the Church’s hackles up. His political adviser Axelrod, claims they won’t back down on their latest pronouncement. I’ll bet a dollar, Axelrod and Jarret will be scurrying for cover within a week after they recant their abysmal contraceptive dictum. The Church will issue gospels for their shepherds of the Church to be rained on their faithful from the bully pulpit this coming Sunday.

    Actually, Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church may just galvanize their base. Having wayward Catholics strangers for years to the worship back in their pews behind the light they can once again get behind. They may not agree with the church but they are not about having a government dictate to the soul of their beliefs.

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    February 10th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I know- If Rand Paul was running…

  • Betty

    I fear I am turning into a nutty conspiracy theorist, but I think the size of the mess Obama stirred up with the Catholic Church is equal to the size of the NASTY MESS he has with Fast and Furious, tainted campaign donations, a fugitive drug dealers, dead Mexican nationals, and worst of all, for me, dead American peace officers and the risk that some or all of the connections were becoming too obvious for his media to deny or ignore.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Here come the waivers- 24 hrs later, Obama curls up into a fetal position…
    ________

    White House to pitch contraception compromise

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-57374456/white-house-to-soften-birth-control-requirement/

  • holdthemaccountable

    I know- If Rand Paul was running…
    ——————
    I threw it on twitter anyway. It’s a good fit there. Question, tho – is it Rand or Ron saying this?
    #####################
    Betty – I guess we’d like to think people are not so corrupt as they are. Just like decent people to question themselves when confronted with the ugliness…. I don’t know where the line is either. But you can bet all they worry about is covering their tracks.
    ##################
    WH to pitch contraception compromise.Gotta quiet down that Friday news stream.

  • nomobama

    The Rand Paul line about Obamamao hating on rich people is funny and truthful at the same time. I hope to hear it used again and again and again.

  • Mormaer

    Mrs. Smith
    February 10th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This is just another example in a long list of this WH never ever doing the right thing to begin with. They were told repeatedly not to pull this by the RCs and they did it anyway. Because they are used to steamrolling everyone they thought they would get away with it again. Obama has worn out his welcome and everyone is going to fight back now except the Democrats who are too far in to speak up now.

  • holdthemaccountable

    nomobama: Rand.
    ———–
    tnx

  • Mrs. Smith

    nomobama
    February 10th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    The Rand Paul line about Obamamao hating on rich people is funny and truthful at the same time. I hope to hear it used again and again and again.
    ______________

    When I heard James Taylor gave $38K to Bo’s campaign, I was verklempt-

  • holdthemaccountable

    He still plays with words:
    White House to announce ‘accommodation’ on contraceptive policy
    …A senior adviser to President Obama confirmed to Fox News that there will be an “accommodation” — but advisers said the announcement does not represent a “compromise…..”
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/10/white-house-to-announce-accommodation-on-contraceptive-policy/

  • nomobama

    ShortTermer, regardless of what turndownobama thinks, an “aspirin” is as much a necessity of birth control as anything she promotes. Guys need to practice keeping their horses and ponies in their drawers, too. Nothing like a little personal responsibility in life. And to think that contraceptives will keep you from being mugged. One would think that would be promoted on their labels.

  • nomobama

    Entertainers donating such large sums of money bothers me a bit. I like James Taylor, and own some of his music, and therefore I help enable people like him to make those donations. I am glad to not be so heavily invested in our current entertainment industry at this time. I don’t do movies, and I rarely buy music anymore.

  • nomobama

    Church affiliated people are now warned. Even if Obama caves on this now, he’ll try again if he is reelected. The admin has always been right on this. The BooB cannot be trusted. This was his first salvo. There will be more attempts at disregarding oir Constitution. It’s what he is all about. With Obama, change has its costs.

  • BASIL99

    Surprise, surprise.

    Guess where the first Nuclear Treatment Plant in a decade has just been approved with another on the drawing board?

    Yup.

    GEORGIA.

    Estimated 35G jobs.

    You know – Goergia – Malihi- eligibility?

  • Mrs. Smith

    nomobama
    February 10th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Bearing in mind BO’s stance on Israel. Baby James has 2 children w/Carly Simon, who is Jewish. Looks like fear of reprisal more than, we need to reelect OBama.

  • nomobama

    turndownobama, you just don’t get it. The Catholic Church views all life as precious, even the very beginnings of life. To follow the Obamamao edict is to go against their own doctrines. That’s lunacy, but obviously not so to someone from the church of secularism.

  • nomobama

    I didn’t know that Carly Simon was Jewish, but now that you mention it, Simon is a common Jewish surname. Is Paul Simon Jewish, too?

  • nomobama

    Hi wbboei. When you don’t show up here, what other blogs are you visiting and commenting at? I saw your salutation to me at NoQuarter one day, but I do not go there much, and after he trashed Sarah Palin, I am not liking on him so much anymore, so I will visit there even less unless he changes his tune.

  • henry

    Has the brazille piece been posted? I can’t get on this site from my new home and that is one I do not want to miss.
    Can’t see how the contraception thing does not backfire. Even young liberal women I know find it a scary overreach by the government. Most of them voted for obama.

  • henry

    wbboei
    Great to read your posts agian. Always enjoy them.

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  • votermom

    I don’t understand why some people are so susceptible to being conned by Obama.

  • ABM90

    Santorum King of the EARMARKERS.PA had enough of him and put him out with the trash.The states that he won will begin overpopulating soon and he and his 8 offsprings maay find a home there.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Huckabee: ‘We are all Catholics now’
    By Cameron Joseph – 02/10/12 10:06 AM ET

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/209937-huckabee-plays-culture-warrior

  • blowme0bama

    votermom
    February 10th, 2012 at 10:37 am
    I don’t understand why some people are so susceptible to being conned by Obama.
    ____________________________________________-

    They simply don’t pay attention and want to believe he’s okay because he carries the “D” in front of his name.

  • Southern Born

    BO is speaking on TV right now. Either his make up person got fired because he made Barry look ORANGE at the SOTU or he has on none. BO has gray hair, freckles showing, dark areas under his eyes, real blue lips.

  • Shadowfax

    “I have a question, a question for the president: Do you hate all rich people, or just rich people who don’t contribute to your campaign?” he said.
    —————–
    That’s a keeper!
    —-

    x3

  • Shadowfax

    votermom
    February 10th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I don’t understand why some people are so susceptible to being conned by Obama.

    ——-

    Because he is half back and reads pretty well. That’s the entire enchilada.

  • turndownobama

    Yes, as usual, Rightwing anti-woman crazies lie and Obama rolls over. Now how much further will they push him? But I hope the sane women are watching.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-57374456/white-house-to-soften-birth-control-requirement/
    “President Obama announced Friday that the government will not force religiously-affiliated institutions such as schools, charities and hospitals to directly provide birth control coverage as part of their employees’ health care coverage.
    Female employees of these religiously-affiliated institutions will, however, still have access to no-cost contraceptive coverage. It will come directly from the employee’s health insurer, who will be required to offer the coverage for free. Religious organizations will not be provide the contraception coverage, subsidize it or refer women to it.”

    A fake solution to a fake problem.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I know, the :rolleyes: Oracle :rolleyes: has spoken!

  • Mrs. Smith

    I know the :eyeroll: Oracle :eyeroll: has spoken!

  • Mrs. Smith

    I know, the :roll: Oracle :roll: has spoken!

  • admin

    It’s a shocker, but Peggy Noonan is making some sense about why Romney has trouble (which echoes our critique that Romney and Gingrich are mirror opposites, halves of a whole):

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203824904577212832724317096.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

    He comes across like a businessman who studied the data and came up with the formula that will make the deal.

    A particular problem is that he betrays little indignation at any of our problems and their causes. He’s always sunny, pleasant, untouched by anger. This leaves people thinking, “Excuse me, but we are in crisis. Financially and culturally we fear our country is going down the drain. This guy doesn’t seem to be feeling it. So why’s he running? Maybe he thinks it’s his personal destiny to be president. But if the animating passion of his candidacy is about him, not us, who needs him?”

    Mitt Romney’s aides are making the classic mistake of thinking the voters want maturity, serenity and a jolly spirit. What they want is a man who knows what time it is, who has a passion to reform our country, and who yet holds these qualities within a temperament that is mature, serene and jolly. Newt Gingrich has half the package: He has a passion to reform, but it exists inside a crazy suit. Mitt has no particular passion within an obviously sane suit.

  • Mrs. Smith

    ah, Success! :lol:

  • admin

    This is how the unions continue to alienate their own workers. Treat the workers who pay the bills like cattle and pawns. They did the same thing in the Scott Brown v. Coakley race. The result was that the union paid workers to protest Brown then the workers voted for Brown. This is not the way to organize or treat people intelligently or with respect.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/10/occupy-cpac-protesters-paid-60-for-the-day/

    Protesters at Friday’s “Occupy CPAC” event, organized by AFL-CIO and the Occupy DC movement, told The Daily Caller that they were paid “sixty bucks a head” to protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

    One protester told TheDC that all the “Occupy” activists were being paid to protest, and that his union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 100, approached him about the money-making opportunity.

    I have nothing nice to say about Local 100. … They just told me ‘you wanna make sixty bucks? So c’mon,’” the protester said.

    Other “Occupy CPAC” protesters were unwilling to speak on camera because they were unaware what they were protesting and what the CPAC event was about.

  • ShortTermer

    Re: turndownobama
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    TurnDownObama,I say this in all kindness. There is medicine to prevent what ails you; please get back on your meds [hell you can even let the government pay for them]for everyone else’s sake. Have you not ever been diagnosed as ADHD with Oppositional Behavior? Look up the symptoms. I am worried about you.

  • jbstonesfan

    Not trying to be negative, but Romney is now 10% down on Obama and the Rethugs are pushing the completely unelectable Santorum. I believe Palin may want Obama to win and position herself for a 2016 run…just my opinion as they cannot possibly be as stupid as to nominate Santorum, can they?

  • Mrs. Smith

    “The result was that the union paid workers to protest Brown then the workers voted for Brown. This is not the way to organize or treat people intelligently or with respect.”
    ____________

    Same formula used in F&F- Sell guns to the Sinaloa drug cartel. The ones battling with the Zetas. The gang that threatens the Mexican government and BURNED DOWN A CASINO. The Sinaloas are the cartel to which Holder and Obama sold weapons.

    Allegedly, that was part of a CIA plan to strengthen the Sinaloas to battle the Zetas, in order to create a war between those factions and weaken the Zetas. This in turn would protect President Calderon from threatened assassination.

    And BO get’s a BIG TIP for his services!

  • BASIL99

    ShortTermer and Mrs. Smith,

    ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mrs. Smith

    ShortTermer
    February 10th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    It’s way more than ADHD with Oppositional behavior- It has to do with a personality disorder with schizophrenic tendencies. And there is medication for it- Seroquel 100 mg 2x day- My elderly Auntie exhibits the same symptom accented with dementia which makes ordinary conversation just about impossible.

  • BASIL99

    admin,

    Thank you for another illuminating post.

    We’ve had it right all along:
    “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.”

    I have been reading more info about Daley having bailed on BO over this issue.

    At this point I can’t figure out what possessed BO to unearth this old dinosaur of an issue especially at this point in the (s)election.

    Is he:

    A- stupid
    B- incompetent
    C – oblivious
    D – vindictive
    E – power-mad

    All of the above?

    I remember the battles over this issue decades ago. All sides had reached a comfortable truce. Why bring contra(ception)-gate back from the grave now?

    I rememeber conversations with my mom – a Catholic who raised 9 kids 7 of which she could not afford.

    I turned out to be a non-Catholic but D@mn it I respect anyone’s right to believe as they will.

    In my little world, with my own little views, eating vegetarian is a big deal but I would never try to dissuade anyone else from eating meat. He11, the world’s population would probably starve without enormous supplies of meat, fish and poultry. It is a personal decision.

    But if ANYONE told me that from now on a percentage of money I spend on food would go to promote and propagate the eating of animals I would say screw off! People can eat what they like but I should not have to subsidize their choices if they do not conform with mine.

    Anyway, maybe the analogy does not quite fit but this contra(ception)gate brouhaha is bizarre as all get out.

    Is it a distraction? WTF is going on? Is it just a huge miscalculation? Is it a glimpse into what is to come? What?

  • Mrs. Smith

    “My elderly Auntie exhibits the same symptom accented with dementia which makes ordinary conversation just about impossible.”
    ______________

    Auntie was a great cook. We were invited every holiday to dine with the family delighting in the sumptuous food prepared with all the Care and Love during the week before- Now, Auntie is a menace to the neighborhood when standing in front of the stove or with something in the oven. She forgets what she’s cooking or baking or why she is making it all. We’ve retired her several years ago to Assisted Living- she still asks us when she can go home… then we all fall into tears..so sad-

  • admin

    JBStonesFan, it is very doubtful that Santorum will be the nominee. They can’t be that stupid.

    What Santorum does is make a brokered convention more likely.

    Romney’s problem is Romney. Romney has an excellent campaign machine. You can improve a campaign but it is tougher to improve a candidate. We never thought Romney would be the nominee because the Republican rank and file, especially evangelicals, do not like him.

    Romney should view Santorum as a real opportunity. The opportunity for Romney is to win over the evangelicals and the rank and file. Obama in 2008 could have hurt Hillary if he had not snubbed white working class voters. Instead he mocked them as “bitter”. Instead he snubbed them in the primaries and did not campaign for their votes. Romney better learn the lesson that Obama did not learn.

    The Republicans right now are fighting amongst themselves but once they have a nominee they will unite. Then the numbers will turn around nationally.

    The numbers that matter now are state numbers. Obama is in trouble in the swing states.

    The reason why Obama is scrambling in this contraception business is not about women. Obama thought he could fire up white women single liberals with this ploy but then the other peas began to fall off the fork.

    The peas that fell most were Latino voters who are socially conservative. Latino Catholics are why Obama is concocting new bamboozlements on contraception and Catholics. It’s the Latino voters in swing states Obama reacted to in this contraception mess.

  • BASIL99

    jbstonesfan,

    I have to agree Mitt is tanking big time. Maybe everything he has been trying to hide has surfaced? Maybe he has tried to play it too damn safe? I don’t know. I do know he is not looking too good and I also think Santorum is not electable but who the heck knows?

    Remember at this point in 2008 how convinced we all were that HRC would win? Equally scary, remember how convinced BO was he would prevail? Just like now?

  • admin

    Basil99, see our response to JBStonesFan.

    Obama is in trouble with young white liberals. He thought he could fire them up with OWS and other schemes like this contraception stuff. It all initially works but then other peas fall off the fork. OWS fired up liberals and Big Media types but soon voters began to see through the foolishness and got disgusted. The Wall Street money began to dry up too. OWS became a problem and was sent to the showers until spring when it gets rebooted. This contraception ploy has the same trajectory.

    The Obama campaign thought they had a good issue on contraception because even Catholic women gave them the answers they wanted to see in the polls. But those polls were flawed and they did not reflect the fact that just because “cafeteria Catholics” disagree with the church on abortion and contraception they still have affection and respect for the church.

    The initial assessments by Obama’s campaign that this issue would rally their perceived “base” and that those that opposed them on this issue did not matter because those voters would not vote for Obama anyway fell apart real quick. The clue was the reaction among Latinos in swing states. These are voters Obama must win. When they started moving away from Obama and towards the church position Obama ran to his own interests.

    “Is it a distraction?” No. It was part treachery, part boobery.

  • ShortTermer

    Mrs. Smith
    February 10th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Aye.

  • Shadowfax

    admin
    The reason why Obama is scrambling in this contraception business is not about women. Obama thought he could fire up white women single liberals with this ploy but then the other peas began to fall off the fork.

    The peas that fell most were Latino voters who are socially conservative. Latino Catholics are why Obama is concocting new bamboozlements on contraception and Catholics. It’s the Latino voters in swing states Obama reacted to in this contraception mess.

    ——–
    This strategy is a little too complicated for Barry to come up with, he is more of the beer summit with Joe blowing bubbles in the background kind of guy.

    If this is the plan with Latino voters there is a quick GOP cure as VP choice, Rubio.

  • Shadowfax

    Remember at this point in 2008 how convinced we all were that HRC would win?

    ——
    We were right, she did win.

    We were wrong thinking that the Democratic Party would play by the rules and the majority of voters would have their champion.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin-you nailed it on this one:

    “disagree with the church on abortion and contraception they still have affection and respect for the church.”
    _______________

    Ten years of parochial school imprinting- does it!

  • BASIL99

    admin.

    “February 10th, 2012 at 2:55 pm”

    At the feet of the master.

    The OWS conclusion is one I had reached.

    Very interesting about contraception-gate and especially (having a front-tow seat for my life) seeing MY reaction to it. It has OUTRAGED me! I see it as a freedom-of-speech issue as well as an invasion of the church-state statute.

    I wonder if THAT was a consideration. As I think about it, while I would support the rights of religions to practice their beliefs as long as they don’t harm others I would NEVER agree to Sharia, especially condoning honor-killings, multiple wives, stoning women accused of adultery, murdering homosexuals, cutting off the hands of thieves. So there is a clear distinction (at least for me) about which rights of which religions I will protect. And that goes to the Judeo-Christian traditions of the American citizenry.

    To continue,

    Now, I am far from a traditional organized-religion type person and TTTT I fought such restraints when I was younger but even though I always wanted to break away from what I considered far-too restrictive views I NEVER lost respect for catholicism and other christian institutions. It is true I may not count myself as one of the adherents but I have always appreciated the positive done in the name of Christianity and have even grown fond of what I consider their own special mythology. (For me, all religions are fairy tales, essentially. Don’t mean to offend anyone, here).

    The negative stuff- especially against women – was why I left.

    In retrospect, I would far rather live life as a Christian woman than a Muslim women and I have let this be known here.

    Your comment about the Latino – Catholic connection is something I also believe. Hispanic people are more predominantly Catholic than any other religion.

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    Of course you are right. She won the popular vote. The DNC cheated.

  • jbstonesfan

    They need a new candidate by the name of Christie with a VP named Rubio. That is a winning ticket.

  • BASIL99

    Now this is REALLY convoluted!

    From Wapo.

    Did the WH pick a fight on contraception to try to hurt Romney in the primaries?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-white-houses-convenient-contraception-controversy/2012/02/09/gIQAeOfm2Q_blog.html?wprss=rss_politics

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax
    February 10th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    BUT,

    Remember how incredulous we were that even from February 2008 on with HRC winning one big state after another that BO was confident he would win? And on this blog we would marvel that he seemed to think he was invincible. In retrospect we know the fix WAS in probably at least as far back as his 2004 DNC convention speech.

    And notice how supremely confident he remains to this day? It reminds me so much of 2008. Can there be a repeat of 2008 with BO slipping under the radar again?

    I am worried about that.

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    Will ya look at this? Our old friend Kamala Harris (re- Ken Kumwata) and the BO. Notice Harris is another in a long line of high-echelon BO black women. Notice they all look eerily alike – Rice, Jarrett, Harris, Jackson, etc.

    In fact, they all look like BO. I am beginning to think the TV show V was based on reality.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/02/10/barack-obamas-25-billion-dollar-campaign-laundering-fund-insider-related/

  • BASIL99

    I know you will check that article but for others not following the story, Harris was the BO-backed CA AG candidate who Kumwata opposed and he was later killed, Her BIL, Tony West, is next in line to Holder. West is also a former member of the American Taliban’s defense team.

    “$65 million dollars is a lot of campaign cash – even by Obama standards. And Mr. West also gained notoriety in 2007 as a member of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh’s defense team. So we have a former Obama campaign bundler and defense attorney of a Taliban terrorist, who also happens to be the brother in law of the California Attorney General whose state just received a multi-billion dollar housing bailout – the same man who might soon find himself being placed in the position of being the next Attorney General of the United States.”

  • BASIL99

    “Bank of America Corp. has become the first large mortgage provider in the Golden State to take part in a federally funded “Keep Your Home” program that would pay banks to reduce the balances that struggling California homeowners owe them.”

    So now we’re paying banks to help those affected by a foreclosure crisis they caused and, probably funding BO’s re-election campaign as well.

    Keep your eyes on the shell, folks. BO does not give a flying f**k what happens in this country as long as he has the cash to buy the (s)election and he has proven very competent at that.

    The Kumwata-Feinstein-Harris -Whithouse Insider – Holder – BO trail is hot.

  • ShortTermer

    This is from my Facebook page that someone posted
    —– “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”

    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
    form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
    From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the
    most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage.”

    The Obituary follows:
    Born 1776, Died 2012
    It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.

    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota,
    points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

    Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal’s – and they vote – then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

    If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

    If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at
    stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom..

    This is truly scary!
    Of course we are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic.
    Someone should point this out to Obama.
    Of course we know he and too many others pay little attention to The Constitution.
    There couldn’t be more at stake than on Nov 2012.

    If you are as concerned as I am please pass this along.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams 1826

  • BASIL99

    Kam Kuwata.

    YIKES! I must post this comment from another blog about the home foreclosure deal which, conveniently, has been kicked off the front pages because of contra(ception)gate. The foreclosure deal provides endless funding for BO’s re(s)election.

    And, as Mrs. Smith posted and which personally I have not yet digested, it all has to do with F & F.

    “Understand in the 28 billion dollar housing bailout fund the banks are only contributing 5 billion. The other 23 billion is being taken from 401k’s or everyone’s retirement fund. They are not covering any Fannie Freddie loans yet and have said they will need about 30 times the amount Obama just announced. Imagine that will come out of your retirement funds as well.

    Understand Obama is stealing the equity from your home for other’s housing loans and now he is taxing your 401k or retirement funds. Obama is stealing your home equity and now is into your retirement fund.

    While he did not hand you a bill for the theft of your housing equity it is gone through the scam of unsecured loans resulting in lowered home values. Further with no mortgage deduction and the home sale tax when a house in sold that is buried in Obamacare.

    He is now going for your retirement funds and by the time he has finished it will be gone long with the constitution and your rights to your once private property. He is achieving a complete redistribution of your wealth to others through back door unconstitutional schemes.

  • BASIL99

    ShortTermer,

    O.M.G.

    What an amazing pot. And this is downright terrifying. I had no idea.

    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

  • BASIL99

    ShortTermer,

    What I really want to know is who paid JM off in 2008? How can he bear to show his face in public after what he covered up for BO? What about the repubs, where the heck are they in calling out the truth? Except for Trump who, I confess, I personally like but is either a fool or on the payroll as proven by the birther promotion while all the time the problem was BO’s father’s citizenship. Where are the people who will speak out?

    And, I have to admit, I want to know why the C’s haven’t spoken up. They know the truth. You would think they would put country over party. Maybe they have something up their sleeves. One can only hope.

    Where are the people who will withstand the media onslaught and continue to speak the truth and find a way to get their message out?

    This country has been sold a bill of goods and swallowed it whole hoping for their fifteen minute of notoriety. Become famous either on a reality TV show, in a video or through blind luck and all your problems will disappear.

    It is friggin’ demoralizing. People have been spoon-fed a liberal gruel lacking in nutrition for decades. I hate to say we are DOOMED but where the heck is the REAL alternative with the balls, the determination, the money and the morality to wage the battle?

  • BASIL99

    “set up an Oval Office meeting between Obama, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Joshua DuBois, the White House director of faith-based initiatives, and Vice President Joe Biden”,

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72713.html#ixzz1m1CzlImw

    DuBois is only 27 friggin’ years old! Jon Favreau just turned 30! Look at the outrageous policies put in place by barely wet-behind-the-ears neophytes! Who put such untried novice players in positions of great power!

    Sorry, but when looking for executive experience an employer should want just that. Experience. Look at what the POS has surrounded himself with and subjected Americans to.

  • Shadowfax

    Basil99

    Can there be a repeat of 2008 with BO slipping under the radar again?

    I am worried about that.

    ——-
    I’ve been worried about that too, worried that not only Barry and his little band of Dem. thugs will Jackboot their way with voting, but also the Republicans will think any of the Unfab 4 are not good enough for whatever reason and will stay home from voting.

    I would have never voted for McPalin if I thought the Repubicans where not going to support their candidate in force…and I worry they will let Barry win again in the same way.

    When I didn’t see them group around one candidate, but split the vote among 4 men, I became very worried. I don’t blame them for not being excited about their candidates, but Obama can NOT have a second term and someone decent needs to win.

  • BASIL99

    What a MAGNIFICENT RANT!

    Judge Napolitano gives it to the gov’t, those attempting to shred the constitution and even Mittens.

    admin, please embed


    The video cannot be shown at the moment. Please try again later.


    Does the federal government work for us or do we work for the government? What if the federal government routinely breaks the same laws it prosecutes other people for breaking?

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    I have been reading more about a brokered convention.

  • BASIL99

    :oops:

    I meant to add that based on that Kamala Harris blurb upthread it seems that BO has another $25 Billion for hois warchest and a ready and willing banker to dole it out as needed.

    That’s what scares me. The sheer limitless amount of money ready for BO’s grubby fingers.

    Like WHI said, the amount of money is staggering. $300 million back in 2007. The snitch (forgot her name) who stole from Feinstein. The money laundering, probably involving F & F. If only Issa could get a handle on that but on reading the news of the day that Kamala Harris’ BIL, Tony West, the American Jihadist attorney, is next on the list after Holder what the heck hope can we really have?

    I am trying to remain positive but after this week of bumbling repubs. contra(ception)gate distractions and the keep-your-eyes-on-the-money-trail home foreclosure buyout deal, I just dunno.

    Can SOMEONE really give us some good news, please?

  • BASIL99

    Not to mention the 2 nuclear reactors approved in GEORGIA today – you know – the site of the BO ballot challenge – I mean where’s our KISA?

  • BASIL99

    Smoke and mirrors, mirrors andsmoke. Whole contra(ception)gate unravels we’re spiraling into ever greater debt with a GDP of 110% forecast by next year and a deficit of $17 TRILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where’s all the reporting about that?

    The WSJ reports that “President Barack Obama’s budget request to Congress on Monday will forecast a deficit of $1.33 trillion in fiscal year 2012 and will include hundreds of billions of dollars of proposed infrastructure spending, according to draft documents viewed by Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. The projected deficit is higher than the $1.296 trillion deficit in 2011 and also slightly higher than a roughly $1.15 trillion projection released by the Congressional Budget Office last week.

    The budget, according to the documents, will forecast a $901 billion deficit for fiscal 2013, which would be equivalent to 5.5% of gross domestic product. That is up from the administration’s September forecast of a deficit of $833 billion, or 5.1% of GDP.”

    Where does the CBO see the 2013 budget (deficit of course): -$585 billion, or a 35% delta from the impartial CBO! In other words between 2012 and 2013 the difference between the CBO and Obama’s own numbers will be a total of $542 billion. That’s $542 billion more debt than the CBO, Treasury and TBAC predict will be needed.

    In other words while we already know that the total debt by the end of 2012 will be about $16.4 trillion (and likely more, we just use the next debt target, pardon debt ceiling as a referenece point), this means that by the end of 2013, total US debt will be at least $17.4 trillion.

    Assuming that US 2011 GDP of $15.1 trillion grows by the consensus forecast 2% in 2012 and 3% in 2013, it means that by the end of next year GDP will be $15.8 trillion, or a debt-to-GDP ratio of 110%

  • BASIL99

    More smoke and mirrors to hide stuff like this little tidbit from Bernanke in a speech given today to an association of home builders.

    Bernanke: ‘Housing May No Longer Be Viewed as a Secure Investment’

    The Chairsatan gave a speech today on the housing market to the Nat’l Association of Homebuilders Show in Orlando. Besides admitting that housing may no longer be viewed as a secure investment, he also admits that almost all new originations are being financed by the FHA, and rather than being contained to sub-prime, the current housing problems are widespread throughout prime rated mortgages!! After years of pure genius calls on the housing market, is it possible that The Bernank is finally telling the truth about housing? How desperate must he be for official QE3!?!

    Check this graph!
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/ben-bernanke-ftmfw-quote-day

    (Sorry all – I have work to do but just can’t make myself concentrate on it

  • BASIL99

    34 of 37 Italian banks downgraded by s & P.

  • BASIL99

    Now THIS here is funny.

    Dad gets even with bratty teen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kl1ujzRidmU

  • ShortTermer

    Basil99, I personally think that the Establishment Republicans are pretty much on par with the Dimocrats; look what they are doing in pushing Romney down the throats. Remember Christine O’Donnel, is that the right name?, that when she won against the establishment candidate that people I would otherwise respect like Krauthammer were FURIOUS and bantered that she could not win even though their establishment candidate was a crook?
    I thought to myself then that she could win if you and everyone else in the establishment would promote her; but they didn’t. They have a purpose and in 2008 I think it was to lose; they really did not back McPalin and often worked against them as well. And now Coulter, let me brush my hair back so I can be pretty who claims to be a conservative, is lambasting anyone who is not for Romney….so they want to lose again? Shouldn’t their only banter be anyone but you-know-who; conservatives like Coulter claim to be can not [as opposed to will not]be sold on Romney; and Santorum will not be backed by the establishment.

    And my biggest fear, if there should be another pretend election for I full well expect a disaster or martial law, that the thievery and thuggery would return doublefold. Oh, how my heart aches for my two little great-grandchildren and what kind of future WE will leave them.

  • BASIL99

    “Shouldn’t their only banter be anyone but you-know-who.”

    I agree. I also agree the repubs threw the (s)election in 2008 and Mitt was clearly involved in that. I don’t know what his price was but he backed off his prez bid and gave it to JohnnyMack and we know how that turned out. JM was so afraid of offending BO he let him get away with bloody murder and then when SP tried to fight for the cause she was thrown under the bus.

    With friends like that who needs enemies?

    Whoever it is that goes after BO has to do it with no regrets, both feet in, a last moment stand. It can’t be someone who will waver and allow the retarded libs to racebait them or let worries about civil unrest stop them.

    BO has to be defeated for the good of the country. Right now Santorum seems to be up but we all know how fast things change. Since I am not a lifetime Repub I confess I don’t have that much understanding of the different factions but whoever it is that wins the nomination has to have the full backing of everyone and even then that may not be enough.

    Just remember what happened to HRC.

    Now she caused a split in the dims and almost prevailed but the BO cash machine and the manufactured financial crisis rode roughshod over the C’s. What I hope is the repubs will actually unite behind someone, anyone, and raise enough cash from Trump and the Koch’s and any other billionaire interested in preserving this country even if it is just for their own selfish interests.

    I will take that America any day over the third world dumbed down illiterate nation BO wants to turn us into. Those articles I posted from the likes of zerohedge are chilling. Bernanke says not to invest in housing. Deficit due to rise to over $17 trillion in 2012. That’s nearly twice what it was less than 4 years ago. GDP projected to rise to 1105. This country can’t sustain that.

    That remarkable comment you posted upthread describes the situation perfectly.

  • Shadowfax

    BASIL99

    Now THIS here is funny.

    Dad gets even with bratty teen.

    ———-
    Now that’s the best use of a gun a parent could have!

    Dad is an IT dude and she thought she could hide this post on Facebook :lol:

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    The guy just posted this on his facebook. And the clip has already had almost 3 million views.

    CBS just called and offered us our own show. The ceiling of absurdity has just been reached.

  • BASIL99

    admin,

    I’ll believe it when I see the clips. Why not release them now? Has he been sitting on them? When did he get them? Why tease the audience?

    I mean, it’s great if he does have some incriminating stuff but this reminds me of the Why’d-he fiasco.

    Sorry, color me cynical.

  • tim

    Good Evening all.

    Excellent article admin. I spoke with my family members who are catholic, they are pissed, none of them even agree with the Church’s stance on contraceptions, but they hate the bullying that the Church is being subject to. Many of these people were/are? Obots. Its interesting they are all complaining to me and my wife like its news to us Oturd cannot be trusted.

    I’m seriously thinking of sending them all Hannity tapes, PUMA articles, etc from 2008 onward. But I think I’ll let them stew for a bit more, no sense in stopping the self discovery of the betrayal of OTurd.

  • Mrs. Smith

    #
    BASIL99
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I know you will check that article but for others not following the story, Harris was the BO-backed CA AG candidate who Kumwata opposed and he was later killed, Her BIL, Tony West, is next in line to Holder. West is also a former member of the American Taliban’s defense team.

    “$65 million dollars is a lot of campaign cash – even by Obama standards. And Mr. West also gained notoriety in 2007 as a member of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh’s defense team. So we have a former Obama campaign bundler and defense attorney of a Taliban terrorist, who also happens to be the brother in law of the California Attorney General whose state just received a multi-billion dollar housing bailout – the same man who might soon find himself being placed in the position of being the next Attorney General of the United States.”
    ______________________

    Needs Congressional Approval first- Should see who else is on the list- someone who may be clean enough to pass- Then keep an eye open if TW takes a job as his deputy..

  • Mrs. Smith

    #
    BASIL99
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    “Bank of America Corp. has become the first large mortgage provider in the Golden State to take part in a federally funded “Keep Your Home” program that would pay banks to reduce the balances that struggling California homeowners owe them.”
    _______________

    It’s not all that- the limit for a debt write down, so they said yesterday, was about $17,000. They didn’t say whether it was off the principal/principal and Interest/Interest only- Anything Obama promotes is never as transparent as the headline intimates..Then there are closing fees to be paid- That is usually an out of pocket expense or as the case may be, (with all the money available to fund this next fiasco) the closing costs may be rolled into the mortgage amount.

    This could be the next round of Obama snares. People thinking their finances are stable, elect to take a bit of equity out of their homes ending up underwater and out of a job. (The private information you submit has your place of employment, banking, investment info etc…) in essence you are putting yourself up as a target for them to dispossess you of all you own because they can- and they end up owning your house, while you end up homeless in the street. I wouldn’t trust any bank or any deals Obama is offering.. Fight the banks trying to take your home by asking for the original paperwork. Ten X out of TEN they do not have the original paperwork. Lost because of all the paper shuffling. The court stands behind the homeowner if the Bank cannot prove you have a mortgage with them on original paperwork.

    Th e Kumwata-Feinstein-Harris -Whithouse Insider – Holder – BO trail is hot.

  • Mrs. Smith

    ShortTermer
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent
    form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
    From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the
    most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”
    _____________________________

    WORDS OF WISDOM WRIT LARGE- This is exactly where Obama is taking the country. We are being processed and categorized for Obama’s future plans of a Socialist government.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Short Termer 4:24

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage.”
    ________________

    This may be the first time in the history of the world the “PRIVATEERS” will have the people looking over their shoulders and the reason why the NEWS we see on major news sources are so important to the elites. The content is sanitized for public consumption keeping the public dumbed down and in line..

    However, the PRIVATEERS/ELITES are recognizable faces. We know who they are and exactly their intentions of dissolving the Reublic replacing it with permanent endentured servants… the Middle Class… all that we knew of the American Dream will be lost permanently if Obama is allowed to continue. We only know this because of the Internet. The INTERNET OBAMA TRIED TO SHUT DOWN A FEW WEEKS AGO!
    \
    What is scary AND OUT OF CONTROL is our own SUPREME COURT. Ruth Bader-Ginsberg’s notation the Constitution of Africa is better than OUR OWN! That pronouncement reeks of TREASON…

    I like Gingrich’s idea of getting rid of all the Judges even more now after hearing this BS from the horses mouth..

    Don’t discount Gingrich.. he is the only one talking Truth to Power and why they are working so hard to destroy him.

    If you are drowning in a pool, would you care if the guy who saves you has been married three times, been excoriated by the ethics commission, if he can with one tug save you from drowning? This is where our country is headed… it’s coming to that..

    Good time to rethink your priorities and if you care enough to save the country support the best guy who can get the job done..

  • Mrs. Smith

    BASIL99
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    “Understand in the 28 billion dollar housing bailout fund the banks are only contributing 5 billion. The other 23 billion is being taken from 401k’s or everyone’s retirement fund. They are not covering any Fannie Freddie loans yet and have said they will need about 30 times the amount Obama just announced. Imagine that will come out of your retirement funds as well.”
    _________________

    I believe they will be rifling the Federal Employees 401K retirement funds. I don’t think they have the authority to
    poach on private industries retirement funds/pensions.

    You’ve got to know, Obama is drooling over Social Security using it for a Fannie and Freddie Bailout…that will Bankrupt the final holdouts living on their SS pensions..leaving them without income and homeless.

    Highway Robbery in full daylight- and not a Soul in Congress will stand up for us and say STOP! STOP NOW! STOP THE DISMANTLING of our FINANCIAL SYSTEM… NO ONE WILL TAKE A STAND- No-One But Hillary Clinton..

  • Mrs. Smith

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    CNN Fires Entire Jewish Staff Of Israel Bureau, Keeps Only Arab Reporters

    We have always known how anti-Israel and biased CNN (Crescent News Network) is. Now there is no pretense. They have laid bare their antisemitism for all the world to see. Unabashed prejudice. One can only imagine the propaganda packaged as “news” that we will be subjected to from their ‘Palestinian’ stringers.

    CNN Fires Entire Jewish Staff Of Israel Bureau – And Retains Only Arab Reporters (Before It’s News)

    CNN’s Israel bureau is downsizing, reportedly to cope with a reduced budget due to falling advertising revenues.

    That doesn’t explain why they fired four Israeli Jewish journalists (out of a crew of 8), and retained only Arab journalists. The local chief editor of CNN is now an Arab.

    Among the long time news personnel let go were Moshe Cohen, editor, fired after 10 years with CNN; Izi Landberg, Producer, about 25 years with CNN; Avi Kaner cameraman fired after 10 years with CNN; and Michal Zippori desk producer.

    CNN’s usual procedure in the past was to send both a Jewish and an Arab reporter out on stories. Now, they’re only going to send an Arab journalist, with all that implies. It’s no secret to anyone that Arab journalists have to toe the Fatah and Hamas line if they want to do reporting on stories in Gaza and the Arab occupied areas of Judea and Samaria without taking the risk of being murdered.

    CNN’s coverage of Israel and the Middle East conflict has been questionable for a very long time, and it’s going to get even worse now that it will only be reported from one side’s point of view. The fact that this also coincides with the brass at CNN’s point of view and their willingness to take steps to ignore even basic journalistic ethics to promote shows how far a once respected news source has fallen.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1742/190/CNN_Fires_Entire_Jewish_Staff_Of_Israel_Bureau_-_And_Retains_Only_Arab_Reporters.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    BASIL99
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    ShortTermer,

    What I really want to know is who paid JM off in 2008?
    __________________

    He didn’t need to tbe paid off- The deal was all in the Grand Plan because the Repubs traded deals they want put through Congress and all they needed was a candidate that would agree to go through the charade- Remember-
    Romney was also a candidate in 08′. The R’s discouraged his running and had him bow out early. Saving him for the 2012 if they want to get rid of Obama- which they do- but as been said over and over again… Romney is the mirror image of Obama’s policies. This isn’t a joke folks- He has already announced he WILL NOT roll back Obamacare!

  • Mrs. Smith

    BASIL99
    February 10th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    “The money laundering, probably involving F & F. If only Issa could get a handle on that but on reading the news of the day that Kamala Harris’ BIL, Tony West, the American Jihadist attorney, is next on the list after Holder what the heck hope can we really have?”
    _________________

    West would need Senate approval- I doubt he will get it. So, if possible see who is on the list after him- then he could without Senate approval be an assistant- yeah!

  • Mrs. Smith

    Jeb Bush Could Emerge As GOP Nominee At A Brokered Convention, Says Top Republican

    TOBY HARNDEN 11th February 2012

    Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, has said that Republican turmoil might lead to a brokered convention in which Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, would emerge as a ‘possible alternative’ party nominee.

    Mr Cardenas, who is running this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering in Washington of some 10,000 conservatives, told MailOnline that it was not certain that one of the four current Republican candidates would emerge victorious.

    His comments came as Republicans fretted publicly about the perceived weaknesses of Mitt Romney, the establishment choice and frontrunner, Rick Santorum, surprise winner in three states on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

    President Bush? Jeb Bush could emerge as the Republican candidate, according to a senior figure in the GOP

    Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and younger brother of President George W. Bush, has repeatedly said he will not run in 2012. He is one of a number of senior figures who disappointed activists and party officials alike by staying on the sidelines.

    ‘We’ll know more in the next few weeks,’ said Mr Cardenas. ‘The pressure’s already been on Mitt Romney to close the sale… and he hasn’t.’ A split verdict on ‘Super Tuesday’ on March 6th, when 10 states vote, could lead to a surprise at the Republican convention in Tampa in August, he suggested.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099635/Jeb-Bush-emerge-GOP-nominee-brokered-convention-says-Republican.html

  • JanH

    That doesn’t explain why they fired four Israeli Jewish journalists (out of a crew of 8), and retained only Arab journalists. The local chief editor of CNN is now an Arab.

    —————
    Doesn’t get any more disgusting that this. Another thing we have bambi and his warped beliefs to thank for.

  • turndownobama

    ABM90
    February 9th, 2012 at 9:38 am
    Population control anyone? A scary theory is coming to mind.
    1 Free contraceptions for all.They would be used
    mainly by white couples for many reasons.
    regardless of their religiouns.
    2 Muslims and many single welfare moms would
    reject them for many diferent reasons.

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

    Otoh, most of your #1 group can already afford to buy the contraceptives without this help. So the (relative) gain in contraceptive use would be greater among your #2 group, so their birthrate would slow and there would be fewer #2 voters in a couple of decades than if their current birthrate continues.

    However, initially there would be more #2 voters able to vote this year and for the next decade or so, as without so many pregnancies and babies they would be more able to get to the polls or to the caucuses etc.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin: video at link- please post…

    http://cnsnews.com/blog/terence-p-jeffrey/obamas-act-tyranny
    ________________

    Obama’s Act of Tyranny

    By Terence P. Jeffrey
    February 10, 2012

    The edict President Barack Obama passed down today—that every health-care plan in America must pay for sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions–is an act of tyranny.

    To individual American Catholics, and those who share the Catholic religious and moral conviction that sterilization, artificial contraception and abortion are wrong, Obama said: I am ordering you to buy a health insurance plan that violates the teachings of your faith and your conscience.

    To insurance companies, Obama said: If you do business with a Catholic organization–or a religiously based organization that shares the Catholic view on sterilization, contraception or abortion–you must provide sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients to the employees of that organization free of charge.

    This is exactly as if Obama were to say to grocery stores: You must provide milk, meat, and bread to your customers free of charge.

    We have here not only a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of conscience, guaranteed by the First Amendment, but a violation of the property rights of insurance companies.

    The president’s edict that Americans must buy insurance plans that cover all FDA approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions, means he is saying to Americans: You must pay a private company to dispense drugs that kill unborn children.

    No man has the rightful moral authority to issue such an order. It is an act of tyranny.

  • tim

    “CNN Fires Entire Jewish Staff Of Israel Bureau, Keeps Only Arab Reporters”

    One word, wow.

  • tim

    “No man has the rightful moral authority to issue such an order. It is an act of tyranny.”

    Well, for a man who was whining just recently that because of the founders, he couldn’t “transform” America as quickly as possible, this statement makes sense and rings very true.

  • turndownobama

    What is scary AND OUT OF CONTROL is our own SUPREME COURT. [....]
    I like Gingrich’s idea of getting rid of all the Judges even more now after hearing this BS from the horses mouth..

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

    Hm? YOu think Gingrich wants to get rid of all the current SC judges — several of whom are Bill Clinton’s appointees — and replace them with RR GOP appointees? Under what pretext could he do this?

  • turndownobama

    It’s the Latino voters in swing states Obama reacted to in this contraception mess.

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

    Reacting to Catholic voters would certainly make more sense than reacting to Catholic bishops. (Unless the bishops have influence with big donors.)

  • turndownobama

    But if ANYONE told me that from now on a percentage of money I spend on food would go to promote and propagate the eating of animals I would say screw off! People can eat what they like but I should not have to subsidize their choices if they do not conform with mine.

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

    But we all pay taxes that go to support things we don’t believe in. Pacifists pay taxes that buy guns for the military. Vegetarians pay taxes that go to the USDA for inspecting meat and promoting export of US meat. Environmentalists pay taxes that go to subsidize oil companies. People who homeschool their children pay taxes that go to public schools.

    The way the line is drawn, pacifists can be excused as ‘conscientious objectors’ from shooting guns. No one can be forced to eat meat. No person can be forced to actually USE contraceptives. But paying to supply them to others is not something you can get out of by saying its ‘against your religion’.

  • turndownobama

    The states that [Santorum] won will begin overpopulating soon and he and his 8 offsprings maay find a home there.

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

    Good thought! ;-)

  • turndownobama

    As I predicted, the Catholic bishops don’t just want their own institutions excepted, they want the contraceptive coverage removed from ALL businesses. {Then what next?]

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-02-08/catholics-contraceptive-mandate/53014864/1
    Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops [said]
    “We’re not going to do anything until this is fixed.”
    That means removing the provision from the health care law altogether, he said, not simply changing it for Catholic employers and their insurers. He cited the problem that would create for “good Catholic business people who can’t in good conscience cooperate with this.”
    “If I quit this job and opened a Taco Bell, I’d be covered by the mandate,” Picarello said.

  • Mrs. Smith

    “Hm? YOu think Gingrich wants to get rid of all the current SC judges — several of whom are Bill Clinton’s appointees — and replace them with RR GOP appointees? Under what pretext could he do this?”
    _____________

    Getting rid of all the judges would be a permanent situation. What makes you think people cannot be corrupted when they were once fair and honest people. Most people do have a price, whatever that price may be to be corrupted.

    How much money would it take for you to leave this board permanently- for real!

  • lorac

    But if ANYONE told me that from now on a percentage of money I spend on food would go to promote and propagate the eating of animals I would say screw off!

    Basil, I totally understand your point. But we already pay through our taxes for all kinds of things we don’t agree with. For many people, it’s war. I believe you mentioned you are vegetarian. You may realize that the meat and dairy lobbies are even more powerful than the tobacco lobby, and meat and dairy are very heavily subsidized. So you are already paying through your taxes so that people can eat meat, something you don’t consider proper food, cheaper.

  • turndownobama

    Here’s a Catholic website with good comments from knowledgeable Catholics and semi-ex-Catholics rebutting this lead article. ;-)

    http://ncronline.org/news/politics/obama-administration-went-too-far-contraception-ruling

    ————
    From the Comments:

    It is interesting to note that twenty-six states already have laws that mandate the same things that the law the Administrration has put forward. I cannot recall that the bishops in those States made much of a fuss about the matter until the issue involved President Obama.

    —————-

    The San Francisco Chronicle has reported on 2-9-12 that Ca. Catholic universities have been covering employee health care BC prescription coverage since 2001. If the sky fell on religious liberty 10 years ago and it made no noise till now… what are the odds on that?

    —————-

    The bishops have picked this election year fight with Obama for a reason other than contraception obviously, which you have failed even to mention. Obama has recently spoken out clearly and forcefully against child sexual abuse.[....] His Justice Department has recently stepped up indictments of abusers, including the child pornographer priest whom KC’s bishop Finn criminally protected.
    The bishops have successively manipulated child sexual abuse investigations by state prosecutors for years, as is so evident in Philadelphia and Boston, but their high priced lawyers know they cannot manipulate aggressive Federal prosecutors so easily. Hence, Obama must go as “jailer-in-chief”. And bishops new “‘Trojan’ Horse” criminal defense ploy is to ressurrect the contraception “dogma” few Catholics accept and until, this election year, few bishops even dare to raise any more.
    [....]
    The bishops wealthy 1% contributors are happy to fund the pope’s electioneering in order to elect a candidate who will lower taxes on the overly wealthy 1%, to be paid for by cutting help for the needy. [....]
    Many of these papal contributors also support Santorum, who has expressed support for government suppression of all contraception, even by married women. Of course, as a PA legislator he did nothing meaningful to curb PA’s pervasive scandal of priest rape of children. No wonder so many bishops appear to want him elected.

    —————-

    Birth control is a dead issue and the bishops know it. A majority of Catholics practice birth control and apparently have no intention of quitting.
    [....]
    This is just a way for the bishops to stir up Catholics to oppose the agenda of Obama. They want to favor their ultra conservative friends in order to enhance what little power they have left. As you point out, they know where to go when they need money. Our bishops are so concerned about our human sexuality, but they have proved willing to turn the head when the sexual misconduct of the clergy is concerned.

    —————–

    TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Why, after weeks, perhaps even months, of knowing about this regulation did the hierarchy choose this particular time to exploit the issue? [....] THE REASON – to insure Santorum would win the three primaries on February 7th.

  • turndownobama

    tdo:
    “Hm? YOu think Gingrich wants to get rid of all the current SC judges — several of whom are Bill Clinton’s appointees — and replace them with RR GOP appointees? Under what pretext could he do this?”
    _____________

    Mrs. Smith:
    Getting rid of all the judges would be a permanent situation.

    —————-

    What? You think Gingrich wants to abolish the office of the Supreme Court, instead of just replacing the current judges? What mechanism would he use? Do you have a cite for him saying anything of the kind?

    Or do you think he means all judges everywhere, the whole Third Branch of the Government? not just the SC?

  • lost democrat

    I agree with admin. No way Santorum wins the nomination. The Establishment GOP does not want this. He would get crushed in the General election.

    As for polls, I do follow Rasmussen Ohio polls because I’m still old fashion enough to believe if you win Ohio you win the election. Obama 45% and Romney 41% in Ohio according to latest Rasmussen poll. This is despite the amount of Romney bashing by the MSM. Also, despite all the pro Obama MSM spin. I think Obama has reached his peak here. Ohio voters always like candidates that can appeal across the board like the Clintons. She (and her husband) could talk and be able relate to voters from urban areas of Cleveland to suburban and rural voters of central and southern Ohio. That is why she won 85 of 88 counties in the 2008 Ohio primary. Obama caught lightning in a bottle in Ohio in 2008. He has burned all his bridges with Ohio rural voters and lost a huge chunk of suburban voters. He won’t catch lightning again in 2012 in Ohio.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/ohio/election_2012_ohio_presidential_election

  • ShortTermer

    A poster on FaceBook read:

    OBAMA

    AMERICA

    You can’t have both; decide.

  • lorac

    shorttimer
    Have you not ever been diagnosed as ADHD with Oppositional Behavior? Look up the symptoms. I am worried about you.

    I’m curious as to where YOU looked up the symptoms. I hope it was a DSM, since you are diagnosing. Then you must be aware that this is a childhood disorder,very very few people carry it into adulthood, and therefore the criteria involve such things as fidgeting with their hands, squirming in their seat, often loses things (ie school assignments), makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork or chores, is easily distracted….These criteria come from two groupings, inattention” and “hyperactivity-impulsivity”. To be diagnosed, a person must have 6 or more of the symptoms for at least six months, in one or the other of these two groupings.

    And schizophrenia?

    I) must have two of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech/incoherence, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or negative symptoms (ie affective flattening, alogia, or avolition).

    II) social/occupational dysfunction (work, interpersonal relations, or self-care has deteriorated)

    III) must last for 6 months

    I guess I’m rather curious when you met up with TDO to observe these behaviors to come up with your diagnosis. I guess you guys could be communicating on skype and then you can see TDOs behavior to help you in your diagnosis.

    I don’t see it myself. To me it seems like a simple case of a couple of people being frustrated that someone won’t OBEY them. Well, a diagnosis in that case would go with the frustrated person, not the person they are frustrated with. Turndown always posts very respectfully, very calm, she does not call people names, she does not lose control of herself. She simply posts things that some people don’t want. The normal person’s answer is to scroll by.

    But some personality types (we won’t go into those details now, I’m off work) do get very worked up when someone won’t do what they tell them to. It becomes a big crisis and more attempt is made to fan the flames, draw attention to oneself, the alleged victim, all in an attempt to be the Big Dog and try to squash the other into the Little Dog. Yes, with all due respect, this is where the diagnoses go.

    Something to consider…

  • lorac

    …Most people approach religion like a buffet line – they pick and choose which parts to agree with.

    ——-
    Really, that’s not what I was taught for twenty years, so as an ex-Catholic I decided to hit the buffet line on several religions…I call it cherry picking.

    Shadow, perhaps I should have worded it differently – most “adults” approach it like a buffet line, how’s that? lol When we’re kids, we pretty much listen to what the church says we are to believe, even literally.

    And hitting different buffet lines – I’ve met people who do that – very creative! lol

  • ShortTermer

    lorac
    February 11th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    I worked in the field for decades; know it when I see it; and in my line of work, would consult with doctors who relied on educators to be the first to notice. But it is so much more than you described. The part that is most tragic is the Oppositional part….that is where they have little to no impulse or temper control and exceed the limits of social norms often breaking rules and sometimes breaking laws; and you are wrong about it just disappearing at adolescence…just ask any mother of a child with the disorder.

    What are your credentials lorac or is it carol are you an M.D. or otherwise trained in the profession? BTW, it is not shorttimer just so you know.

  • ShortTermer

    lorac
    February 11th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Gosh darn, carol, it seems you are describing the person in the oval office with your DIAGNOSES. Are you a medical doctor yourself or just a wannabe, yet as you diagnose you have disdain for others you perceive making a diagnosis? I was not addressing you but if I were to diagnose…………hmmmm.

  • turndownobama

    Thanks for sanity, Lorac. ;-)

    Did you see the post where you were being accused of chasing people off from PumaPac, or somewhere? Had you even been there?

    Still I think we do better to stick with the issues and set a good example, than to engage with details of silly personal attacks.

  • turndownobama

    As I expected, the Catholic bishops’ may be talking most right now about wanting waivers for their own schools and hospitals, but other Religious Rightwingers are going after contraception in UHC coverage in general. Rubio and Roy Blunt have bills going, and here’s a link to a page about another such bill. Its links aren’t working at this hour, but maybe someone else can follow it up later.

    Note that it isn’t just about institutions connected with an established religion, but ANY business owner who wants to claim ANY religious objection to ANYTHING. ;-)

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1179/show
    Official Summary
    3/17/2011–Introduced.Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 – Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to permit a health plan to decline coverage of specific items and services that are contrary to the religious beliefs of the sponsor, issuer, or other entity o…Read the Rest
    Organizations Supporting H.R.1179
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    Organizations Opposing H.R.1179
    None via MapLight at this time.
    See the money trail behind this bill for more info on how campaign contributions may be influencing senators’ and representatives’ votes.

  • moononpluto

    Breaking : President Ahmadinejad says Iran will soon announce “very important” nuclear achievements – TV

    Lets see, bet Bambi has managed to let them achieve the A-bomb and done nothing about it.

  • moononpluto

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin under investigation: source

  • holdthemaccountable

    Yesterday I broke a long-standing personal commandment of mine and watched the last few minutes of Baba Wawa excoriating JFK’s mistress, Mimi Alford. Baba showed her true colors – vicious Democrat. WPIX has a commentator named Lionel who does not appear to be documented, but in his 5 @ 5 segment yesterday, was clear in his disdain. There’s something at hff n puff about this along with the following viewer comment at ABC itself:
    I record The View everyday to watch each evening. Barbara, you have interviewed many people in your years, BUT your interview with Mimi Alford made me ill on how you treated this woman. You could see you were very upset with her account of her relationship with John Kennedy. YOU, who tries to get the “dirt” from anyone you interview, shows disdain towards someones own account of an affair with someone you feel should be left alone?? You showed your viewers that you were VERY partial towards the Kennedy’s. Yes, I feel bad for Caroline, BUT I also feel bad for anyone who hears about one of their family that did a wrong. Sorry, but there is not special “rules” for the Kennedy’s. Ms. Alford did nothing wrong. She has no way of proving her story and on the other hand you have no way of disproving it either. I do have to say, I believe her 100%.
    Ms Alford walked away with my respect with the way she handled herself with you!

    http://theview.abc.go.com/forum/barbara-walters-amp-mimi-alford

  • holdthemaccountable

    Will Navy Name Ship for Gabby Giffords? -
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/will-navy-name-ship-for-gabby-giffords/

    Picture accompanying this article includes smiling POTUS, VPOTUS, Prop Gabriella Giffords who retired to concentrate on her recovery, and her ever-faithful (?) hubby who is the only one looking like he’d rather be any place else….

    And, yes they did name the ship after her.

  • moononpluto

    I wonder where the USS Brian Terry is……….i thought not.

  • holdthemaccountable

    mop: Yes and some recognition of Fort Hood massacre victims would be appropriate too.
    ##########################
    There are 4 FLOTUS articles at this link. Here is the one:
    First lady Michelle Obama kicked off Thursday’s second-year anniversary of her Let’s Move! campaign with a celebration at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa — complete with dramatic lighting, mass-dancing and a performance from “American Idol” top-eight-finalist Katelyn Epperly. Also there were a host of fitness celebrities including “The Biggest Loser” fitness guru Bob Harper, NASCAR’s Carl Edwards, Olympic figure-skating champ Michelle Kwan, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, and 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings. A crowd of about 14,000 cheering kids joined Obama in singing happy birthday to her campaign — and she even had a towering birthday cake made of fruit featured onstage.

    The first lady was there with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad proclaimed February 9 as “Let’s Move! Iowa Day.” And Vilsack and Branstad even joined Obama while she led the crowd in the Interlude Dance — a dance created by University of Northern Iowa students which has become famous on the internet. “I’m proud that you guys are eating your fruits and vegetables … I’m proud that you guys are walking to school instead of taking the bus,” the first lady told the crowd, going on later to praise Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative – as it falls in line with her own campaign, which has pledged a renewed focus on exercise, sports and active play in the next year. “We want every state in the country to do exactly what Iowa is doing,” said Obama.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/yeas-and-nays

    I’d been avoiding this news source which seems to freeze either browser I use. But really the info is worth the freeze.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Short Termer-

    Barack Obama or America

    you decide-
    ___________

    Brilliant and bumper sticker worthy!

    Thanks for posting-

  • Mrs. Smith

    Obama housing plan more of what’s failed

    President Barack Obama, whose economic acumen was shaped by left-wing, Big Government ideologues, wants to fix the housing market mess that government, in large part, is responsible for creating.

    His plan to tax big banks to raise money to guarantee refinanced loans for existing homeowners to lower their monthly payments is fundamentally flawed, almost certainly won’t pass Congress, but it is political pandering of the first order.

    In an election year, is anyone surprised he would push something he knows won’t happen while positioning himself as Rescuer-in-Chief? He can always blame Congress when it doesn’t come to pass. The rest of us ought to thank Congress when it doesn’t.

    The president said his plan is based on “an economy that’s built to last.” His fallacy is that it, in fact, is built on government underwriting the costs of those who fail and punishing those who succeed. It’s another not-so-veiled attempt to equalize outcomes. It was Karl Marx’s idea.

    There’s nothing remotely that resembles “a renewal of American values of fairness and responsibility,” as the president claims. Just the opposite. It’s central government’s idea of fairness, which more often than not has no relationship to what’s fair.

    The president is correct when he says, “Millions of families who did the right thing were hurt when the massive housing bubble burst,” including some who actually could afford what they bought.

    But the problem wasn’t that others “weren’t playing by the same rules,” as Obama alleges. The problem was the government changed the rules to coerce and entice lenders into making loans to people who couldn’t afford them.

    When government intervenes in markets, it skews the results. There always will be people who take advantage of a skewed market, including “banks that packaged and traded bad mortgages to reap phantom profits,” as the president notes.

    But had there been no bad mortgages to reap profits from, the problem would have been avoided. Now, Obama wants to punish those who exploited the conditions the government set in motion “to prevent the same kinds of abuses that led to this crisis in the first place.”

    He would treat the symptom, rather than the cause. Indeed, he wants to repeat the cause, as if somehow magically this time it will turn out differently when the government tinkers with mortgages.

    Of course, the president also proposes the all-purpose government solution for those who exploit opportunities created by the government: “a special task force to investigate the irresponsible actions of those banks that packaged and sold risky mortgages.”

    This is so perverse it borders on entrapment. The government changes the rules of mortgage lending and is shocked to find that people take advantage of the perverted market conditions those changes lead to. And the solution is to punish people for doing what the government enabled them to do.

    If government had not desired for every breathing American to buy a home – irrespective of their ability to pay for what they bought – there wouldn’t have been “risky mortgages” to repackage and sell. But the president would rather be complicit in creating a situation that justifies government enforcement. Did we mention that his understanding of economics is influenced by Big Government ideologues?

    It’s one of the evergreen tactics of Big Government to create problems that justify and excuse even more Big Government interventions. If anyone doubts that it can be effective, notice how the “War on Poverty” has created more poverty, which of course justifies and excuses more war on it.

    The president is largely correct identifying this as “the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes and the housing crisis remains the single biggest drag on our recovery.” But government’s further manipulating of the market will only exacerbate the problem. It will do nothing to solve it.

    Here the president reveals his almost childish impatience with how the world actually works: “It will take more time than any of us would like for the housing market to fully recover from this crisis…” Therefore, he concludes, “it is wrong for anybody to suggest that the only option for struggling, responsible homeowners is to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom.”

    Not surprisingly, he refuses to accept waiting for the natural and inevitable market correction. Instead, he presumes to be able to short-circuit economic corrections by imposing a faux fix of his own making.

    What he would do in fact, however, is introduce yet another alien intrusion that will only further delay the inevitable bottoming out of the market while punishing some and rewarding others – each chosen by the government, by the way.

    The president tells us there are more than 10 million homeowners whose home prices have declined to the point they owe more than their homes are worth. He proposes “relief,” as if relief falls from the sky like manna. But one man’s relief in a government-operated scheme, is another man’s expense.

    The plan Obama proposes to Congress would give “every responsible homeowner,” again a term to be defined by government, “the chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage, by refinancing at today’s low rates.”

    All this will cost is “A small fee on the largest financial institutions,” the president assures us. One might ask how the benefit can be great but the cost so small. As with all wealth-redistribution schemes, there is no amount that’s too large to take from those who have more when giving to those who have less.

    “An economy that’s built to last demands responsibility from everyone,” the president lectures us. A good place to begin might be government itself. Obama and his Big Government ilk would do the economy a huge favor simply by leaving it alone. And that includes mortgages.

    http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/government-339824-president-obama.html

  • AmericanGal

    Has anyone seen this? Andrew Brietbart just revealed his has videos from Obama’s college years and plans to release them during the campaign this year–he says they reveal just how much of a radical he was…interesting….

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/andrew-breitbart-drops-bomb-on-team-o-i-got-video-from-obama-from-college-video/

  • holdthemaccountable

    Santorum is on quite a ride right now. What will Repub Elites do???

    Poll: Santorum takes first national lead
    By Josh Lederman – 02/11/12 09:41 AM ET
    Rick Santorum has taken the lead nationally in the Republican presidential race for the first time, a new poll showed.

    Less than a week after besting Romney in primary contests in three states, Rick Santorum has a 15-point lead on the former Massachusetts governor, according to a national poll released Saturday by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Recent polls had shown Romney up about 10 points on Newt Gingrich, his nearest rival. Santorum leads Mitt Romney 38 percent to 23 percent in the new poll, while Gingrich is in third place with 17 percent. Ron Paul comes in last with 13 percent. This is the first major national poll to show Santorum in the lead. The closest he had come previously was after his surprise win in Iowa the first week of January, but even then, Romney performed 10 points better than Santorum nationally.

    But Santorum has been riding a wave of momentum since his surprise performance on Tuesday, when he defeated the front-runner not only in Minnesota and Missouri, but also in Colorado, a supposed Romney stronghold. Santorum’s campaign has said he has raised more than $2 million since Tuesday, and he was the biggest attraction on Saturday when about 10,000 activists packed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

    Some of Santorum’s success in the new poll may be attributed to declining support for both Romney and Gingrich. Romney’s favorability rating has declined substantially in PPP’s polling and now stands at 44 percent — just one percentage point higher than the 43 percent who say they disapprove. Santorum remains highly popular, with 64 percent saying they approve and just 22 percent viewing him negatively. Gingrich’s numbers are almost identical to those of Romney. Santorum is also besting Romney and the others with key demographic groups, including self-described very conservative voters, Tea Party voters and evangelicals.
    “It’s important to keep in mind, though, that fewer than half of his voters are firmly committed to him,” said Dean Debnam, the polling firm’s president. “When he comes under attack in the coming days, his lead could evaporate just as quickly as it was created.” The survey of 656 Republican primary voters was conducted Feb. 9-10 using automated telephone interviews and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/210101-poll-santorum-takes-lead-nationally-for-first-time

  • JanH

    The following article is from a few week back, but still of concern…

    UN envoy Susan Rice addresses interest groups, in move some see advancing Secretary of State bid

    By Laura Rozen
    The Envoy – Tue, Jan 24, 2012

    UN ambassador Susan Rice, a top Obama foreign policy adviser, has been stepping up her outreach to key domestic constituencies and deepening her relationships with influential interest groups lately. Such outreach is of course essential to advance domestic support for the U.S. foreign policy agenda. But observers note it’s also smart politics for someone widely rumored to be in the mix to be a possible Secretary of State if Obama wins a second term.

    (If you’re wondering about current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she has repeatedly said she intends to step down after the end of Obama’s first term—despite her enjoying high popularity numbers. (“There’s so many things I’m interested in, I mean, really going back to private life and spending time reading, and writing, and maybe teaching, doing some personal travel, not the kind of travel where you bring along a couple of hundred people with you,” Clinton told Tavis Smiley last year.)

    Take, for example, Rice’s key role in the Obama administration’s high profile diplomatic lobbying against the Palestinian UN statehood recognition bid, in the run up and aftermath to Obama’s speech at the UN last September vowing to wield the United States’ UN Security Council veto if needed to block the measure. The Palestinian UN bid was and is fiercely opposed by Israel; the Obama administration’s position that Palestinian statehood can only be achieved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations was a relief to Jerusalem as well as to several American pro-Israel groups.

    Unsurprisingly, then, the reception was particularly warm when Rice addressed the American Jewish Committee National Board of Governors meeting in New York Monday afternoon–though it was in fact Rice’s third address to the group the past three years.

    “Let me begin by saying that from the United States’ point of view, the achievement of an independent Palestinian state can only come through direct negotiations and a negotiated two-state solution,” Rice said in a conversation with AJC President David Harris before the group. “We very much want to see that day come, and we very much want to see the outcome of that two-state solution realized. But it’s not going to happen through a shortcut at the United Nations and that’s what we have been arguing.”

    Her AJC appearance Monday came on the heels of Rice being awarded the National Service Award from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations last month. (“Let me say a few words about our extraordinary partnership with Israel, starting by affirming an essential truth that will never change: the United States remains fully and firmly committed to the peace and security of the Jewish state of Israel,” Rice said upon receiving the Conference award.)

    Both recent appearances have given Rice an opportunity to offer a “great defense of the administration’s achievements,” one aide told Yahoo News last week, enthusiastically referencing her receiving the Conference of Presidents’ award. They have also given Rice an opportunity to develop her rapport with a key and highly engaged Democratic foreign policy constituency.

    Rice has also brought new staff onto her team to advance her bench strength on key issues in play at the UN. Middle East expert Scott Lasensky joined Rice’s team last month from the U.S. Institute of Peace to work as a senior adviser on the Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon portfolio, and also to help Rice with outreach to Jewish groups. Elisa Catalano, previously a senior adviser on Iran in the office of then Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, now Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, has joined US/UN’s Washington office to advise Rice on Iran and Iraq; Eric Polofsky works as an adviser on Libya and AfPak. They are among seven foreign policy experts who report to the head of Rice’s US/UN State Department Washington team, Rexon Ryu, a former Obama NSC and White House nonproliferation official and aide to former Sen. Chuck Hagel.

    Veteran foreign policy observers say Rice, in her expanded outreach to domestic special interest groups, is demonstrating the sharp political skills that have proved essential for past successful Secretaries of State, from Madeleine Albright to Hillary Clinton.

    “That is what doing policy in a democracy means,” Heather Hurlburt, a former Clinton-era NSC and State Department official who now heads the progressive National Security Network, told Yahoo News Tuesday.

    One particular challenge of the domestic politics of foreign policy, Hurlburt noted, however, is that “you can go out and talk to the public in considerably more detail about health care than you can about most foreign policy issues. [So] you have to find surrogates, and the interest group route is one way to go.”

    Recent history shows, she said, “that the most effective Secretaries of State have been people who understood the need to maintain a public profile and be a political actor without being partisan-ly political.”

    Hurlburt cited the example of then US ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright giving a speech in 1996 at the Miami Orange bowl memorial service for two Cuban émigré pilot brothers whose plane was shot down by Castro’s regime. “This is not cojones,” Albright said. “This is cowardice.”

    The speech-wildly well received by the Cuban American emigre community–for the first time really thrust Albright onto the national stage, Hurlburt said. “If you think about it, it shows a fabulous political sense.”

    It also reportedly endeared her to President Clinton, who tapped Albright to be the first U.S. female Secretary of State in his second term.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/obama-un-envoy-susan-rice-moves-shore-domestic-183228618.html

  • BASIL99

    Pls embed.

    The entire Breitbart speech.

    Excellent.

    Calls on all conservatives/republicans/non-dims to unite behind whoever the candidate is and those that don’t are on the “other side.”

    Says the videos will finally vet BO. Let’s hope they exist. Says the OWS IS the”war Movement.” In any case, it was a great speech and worth the 15 minute view time, IMHO.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/10/breitbart-tells-cpac-i-have-videos-of-obama-in-college-and-theyll-come-out-during-the-election/.

  • BASIL99

    Lorac

    orac
    February 11th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I actually qualified that poorly constructed analogy and said it did not quite fit in terms of comparison. Of course all kinds of programs I do not support already come out of my tax dollars but I do not want an additional program mandatung even more gogintoward programs I feel are contrary to my belief system which would infringe on my religious rights.

    BTW – just wqho do y9u think is going to pay for this new “accommodation?” it will be all taxpayers in the form of higher premiums to insurance companies.

    Now, I do not oppose women getting birth control care and I think it is very important but this smoke and mirrors trick of saying oh never mind, Catholic Hospitals and charities no longer have to pick up the tab, the insurance companies do is a bit too duplicitous for my taste. In fact. it is a lie. BO stepped in it big time and I don’t think anyone on this blog, dedicated to HRC, should be supporting him. For me, this was the ultimate oversweeping grab for religious rights. I say we stop it now or 1984 will be here sooner than we think.

  • holdthemaccountable

    JanH, Concern is right. I have similar for MeMe – comment just above in Iowa palling around with 14000 school kids. The whole kaboodle of BHO members looking to stay.
    Now I’ve found this from the CPAC convention speech. Have no idea what % is BS, what % real. Going to be ironic if self-deportation is fixing our worst problems:

    Co-author of Arizona immigration law says ‘self-deportation’ working –
    …”If you want to create a job for a U.S. citizen tomorrow, deport an illegal alien today,” Kobach said to boisterous applause at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Since Arizona passed the Legal Arizona Workers Act in 2007 requiring Arizona employers to use the E-Verify system, “people started self-deporting by the tens of thousands,” Kobach said. He also argued that Arizona’s primary and secondary education system had seen a “surprise surplus” of almost $50 million.”Why? Because so many had self-deported,” Kobach said. He extended that argument to Alabama, where he said that in four months since a new tough illegal immigration policy was put in place, unemployment had dropped 1.9 percentage points in parts of the state where meat packing is a major industry…
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/210105-co-author-of-arizona-immigration-law-says-self-deportation-working

    Guess we will have to decide if better numbers are from Obie’s stimulusi or states’ crackdown on immigration.

  • turndownobama

    Basil siad:
    “Of course all kinds of programs I do not support already come out of my tax dollars but I do not want an additional program mandatung even more gogin toward programs I feel are contrary to my belief system which would infringe on my religious rights.”

    Tdo:
    Of course single-payer would have been a better system. Or some nationwide program independent of ‘insurance’ or ‘employers’. But would you really oppose the government providing free prescription contraceptives to poor women? Are contraceptives per se “contrary to your belief system”? Is lack of contraception something you want to impose on women of other religions?

    Basil:
    “BTW – just wqho do y9u think is going to pay for this new “accommodation?” it will be all taxpayers in the form of higher premiums to insurance companies.”

    Tdo:
    It’s cheaper to provide the contraceptives than to pay for the pregnancy care, maternity care, and support for the unwanted babies.

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

  • turndownobama

    Okay, just now the OpenCongress.org website worked better. Here’s one of the bills that some GOP legislators are trying to get passed on the Catholic bishops’ coattails. ;-) This doesn’t just give waivers to established Catholic charities etc, it lets anyone connected with a health policy a veto on ANY coverage that’s “contrary to his moral convictions.” He doesn’t even have to pretend it’s about his “religious freedom.”

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1179/show

    Official Summary
    3/17/2011–Introduced.Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 – Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to permit a health plan to decline coverage of specific items and services that are contrary to the religious beliefs of the sponsor, issuer, or other entity offering the plan or the purchaser or beneficiary (in the case of individual coverage) without penalty. Declares that such plans are still considered to:
    (1) be providing the essential health benefits package or preventive health services,
    (2) be a qualified health plan, and
    (3) have fulfilled other requirements under PPACA. Declares that nothing in PPACA shall be construed to authorize a health plan to require a provider to provide, participate in, or refer for a specific item or service contrary to the provider’s religious beliefs OR MORAL CONVICTIONS. Prohibits a health plan from being considered to have failed to provide timely or other access to items or services or to fulfill any other requirement under PPACA because it has respected the rights of conscience of such a provider. Prohibits an American Health Benefit Exchange (a state health insurance exchange) or other official or entity acting in a governmental capacity in the course of implementing PPACA from discriminating against a health plan, plan sponsor, health care provider, or other person because of an unwillingness to provide coverage of, participate in, or refer for, specific items or services. Creates a private cause of action for the protection of individual rights created under this Act. Authorizes any person or entity to assert a violation of this Act as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding. Designates the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to receive and investigate complaints of discrimination based on this Act. Makes this Act effective as if it were included in PPACA.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Top Republican at CPAC: Jeb Bush could emerge as nominee at a brokered convention
    … Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and younger brother of President George W. Bush, has repeatedly said he will not run in 2012. He is one of a number of senior figures who disappointed activists and party officials alike by staying on the sidelines.

    “We’ll know more in the next few weeks,” said Mr Cardenas. “The pressure’s already been on Mitt Romney to close the sale… and he hasn’t.” A split verdict on “Super Tuesday” on March 6th, when 10 states vote, could lead to a surprise at the Republican convention in Tampa in August, he suggested. Just over an hour after his interview with MailOnline, Mr Cardenas took to the CPAC stage to introduce Mr Romney, who sought to allay the fears of activists, who view him as a moderate or changeling, using the words “conservative” or “conservatism” some 24 times….
    http://harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/02/top-republican-at-cpac-jeb-bush-could-emerge-as-nominee-at-a-brokered-convention-.html

  • BASIL99

    You just don’t get it and never will. This is a First Amendment Rights Issue at the core. No one who believes in the First Amendment will ever support what BO is trying to do.

    admin certainly doesn’t support it. So your views, as usual, are in complete contradiction to what this blog’s author says.

    I don’t know about the other posters here but I come to this site to get admin’s views, not yours.

    There are also many whose posters I admire and look forward to reading but you are not among them.

    It seems your main focus here is to annoy, irritate, obfuscate and detract. Total FAIL. Most of us just scroll by.

  • BASIL99

    Mrs. Smith,

    I meant to comment earlier on how far ahead of the curve you seem to be on many issues and how hard it is keeping up with you!

    Good job.

    :smile:

  • BASIL99

    Mrs. Smith,

    Is this what you referring to in one of your recent posts? it is all so intertwined.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/02/11/issa-zigs-and-zags-on-fast-and-furious-investigation/

  • turndownobama

    Here’s the bishops’ official statement dated Feb 10. They’re no longer saying it’s just that they want waivers for actual Catholic institutions, now they’re insisting that no UHC policies anywhere for anyone can require coverage of contraceptives.

    http://usccb.org/news/2012/12-026.cfm
    All the other mandated “preventive services” prevent disease, and pregnancy is not a disease. Moreover, forcing plans to cover abortifacients [ie ordinary birth control pills] violates existing federal conscience laws. Therefore, we called for the rescission of the mandate altogether.

    Second, we explained that the mandate would impose a burden of unprecedented reach and severity on the consciences of those who consider such “services” immoral: insurers forced to write policies including this coverage; employers and schools forced to sponsor and subsidize the coverage; and individual employees and students forced to pay premiums for the coverage. We therefore urged HHS, if it insisted on keeping the mandate, to provide a conscience exemption for all of these stakeholders—not just the extremely small subset of “religious employers” that HHS proposed to exempt initially. [And not just for the larger set of Catholic institutions that the bishops have been saying were deprived of "religious freedom".]

  • Shadowfax

    Someone on Fox reported that the ONLY one they are excited about and will probably pull the long staw is….

    ….sweaters.

    Ugh.

  • Shadowfax

    Sorry, forgot to mention is was a staw poll from CPac

  • jbstonesfan

    Jen Bush would be a horrendous choice. Best shot if Romney gets nomination is
    Rubio or Christie.

  • Shadowfax

    Straw poll at CPac

    Mitt. 38%
    Sweaters 31%
    Newt 15%
    Paul 12%. (He didn’t go)

  • BASIL99

    jbstonesfan,

    Rubio has an NBC issue, unfortunately. Christie I like.

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfaz,

    I saw that. Interesting. Anyone hear anything about the Maine caucus?

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax, even though Paul may not have attended according to the Drudge Report he’s still ahea of Newt.

    This is what they have:

    Romney: 38%
    Santorum: 31%
    Paul: 15%
    Gingrich: 12%

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    Well, someone transposed the last 2 names. Drudge has Paul ahead of Newt and Huffpoo has the reverse. I haven’t found other results, yet.

  • BASIL99

    KRUGMAN???? really??? Krugman on an His4 blog???

    Get a life.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Basil:

    In some respects the F&F Mission was a failure if Obama had to give back the $200,000 he received from the Casino owner. However, I assume el Presidente of Mexico is still alive, as was the whole point of the F&F gun running in the first place. Having the Sinloas and the Zetas at War with each other. The US arming the Sinloas to weaken Zetas forces. The Zetas who were determined to assassinate President Cardon and are no longer the threat they once were…

    So, if this was the end game all along- Obama as the US president making the deal with the President of Mexico to aide him by weakening the Drug Cartel looking to assassinate him. And in return the Casino owner would pay Obama $200,000 for taking the trouble to arrange it. ( and as we learned last week Obama returned the … ahem… casino owner’s donation )Would this scandal brought to daylight be of any benefit to the removal of Obama- or would Obama turn out to be a hero to Hispanics at election time?
    __________________

    This story taken from Ulsterman’s link:

    House memo: Entire Fast and Furious mission was a failure

    Mexican cartel suspects targeted in the troubled gun-trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious were actually working as FBI informants at the time, according to a congressional memo that describes the case’s mission as a “failure.”

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has acknowledged that guns were allowed into the hands of Mexican criminals for more than a year in the hope of catching “big fish.”

    The memorandum from staffers with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform says the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration were investigating a drug-trafficking organization and had identified cartel associates a year before the ATF even learned who they were. At some point before the ATF’s Fast and Furious investigation progressed — congressional investigators don’t know when — the cartel members became FBI informants.

    “These were the ‘big fish,’” says the memo, written on behalf of Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. “DEA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had jointly opened a separate investigation targeting these two cartel associates….Yet, ATF spent the next year engaging in the reckless tactics of Fast and Furious in attempting to identify them.”

    According to Issa and Grassley, the cartel suspects, whose names were not released, were regarded by FBI as “national-security assets.” One pleaded guilty to a minor offense. The other was not charged. “Both became FBI informants and are now considered unindictable,” the memo says. “This means that the entire goal of Fast and Furious — to target these two individuals and bring them to justice — was a failure.”

    Representatives with the Justice Department and its subagencies declined to comment.

    In an emailed statement, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the Oversight committee, disputed GOP conclusions and stressed that Issa “has repeatedly made unsubstantiated allegations against law- enforcement agencies” while investigating Fast and Furious. Cummings agreed that the ATF was hampered by communication breakdowns, but he rejected implications that other agencies had similar failures.

    Fast and Furious was launched by the ATF in November 2009. At the same time, the memo says, FBI and DEA agents who were conducting a narcotics investigation identified a suspected ringleader of the gun-trafficking organization, Manuel Celis-Acosta. According to federal records, DEA supervisors shared their discovery with ATF agents, but the suspect was not arrested until a year later, when guns from Fast and Furious were linked to the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

    At that point, the memo says, Celis-Acosta gave names of his Sinaloa cartel associates to ATF agents, who learned that they already were working for the FBI. The associates are not identified in the congressional memo.

    The overlap reflects the spiderweb nature of trafficking organizations in Arizona and the labyrinth of law-enforcement agencies pursuing them.

    Celis-Acosta was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2011 with 19 other suspects on charges related to firearms and marijuana trafficking, conspiracy and money laundering. He is awaiting trial in U.S. District Court.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-10/fast-furious/53037494/1

  • BASIL99

    HA agrees with you, SF.

    Mr. Santorum was second with 31 percent, Newt Gingrich was third with 15 percent and Rep. Ron Paul was fourth with 12 percent — far below his showing the last two years, when he won with 31 in 2010 and 30 percent in 2011.

  • BASIL99

    For those interested in Maine, here’s a live site updating regularly.

    2 counties in so far, both for Paul.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?authkey=CKT21ZkH&hl=en_US&key=0AjQBwcCtzwG8dEdGUWZjS1FwTW8wTzVyOEJ6dmg4cHc&toomany=true

  • ShortTermer

    Re: holdthemaccountable
    February 11th, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Will Navy Name Ship for Gabby Giffords? -

    Why not the USS Brian Terry?

  • BASIL99

    Paul could pull Maine out.

    The we’re at 4, 4, 2 and 1 in terms of states, right?

  • BASIL99

    ShortTermer,

    That would mean admitting culpability. Never gonna happen until Holder’s behind bars.

  • turndownobama


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/opinion/krugman-romney-isnt-concerned.html?ref=paulkrugman
    [Romney] has endorsed Representative Paul Ryan’s plan for drastic cuts in federal spending — with almost two-thirds of the proposed spending cuts coming at the expense of low-income Americans. To the extent that Mr. Romney has differentiated his position from the Ryan plan, it is in the direction of even harsher cuts for the poor; his Medicaid proposal appears to involve a 40 percent reduction in financing compared with current law.
    So Mr. Romney’s position seems to be that we need not worry about the poor thanks to programs that he insists, falsely, don’t actually help the needy, and which he intends, in any case, to destroy.

    Imo there have been some bad media misquotes from omitting the last part of Romney’s statement, about the safety net: “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” Romney was right to complain about those misquotes.

    However overall Krugman’s column is good: looking at what Romney has really said elsewhere on the topic.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Krugman is and always has been in the tank for Obama. Unreliable information.

  • BASIL99

    Agreed about Krugman. He is a pompous blowhard FOS.

    Mrs. Smith,

    Thanks. Very complicated between the housing bailout – Kamala Harris – F & F and everything else the POS does – all of it unconstitutional and illegal – it’s hard for me to follow the bouncing ball.

  • BASIL99

    O.M.G!

    Who can we trust?

    Google had hp a Maine caucus map YESTERDAY with results showing MR the winner! it has since removed the site. WTF!!!!!!!!!

    Mainstream Media

    What is going on with Google Maps and the Maine elections? Why were maps with Maine’s Republican Caucus results posted a day early? When I first learned Google had a map of the results from the Maine elections I had to go see it for myself. I first saw it on Facebook. Google later cleared the map.

    http://chrisinmaryville.net/google-map-mishap-in-maine-missed-by-mainstream-media.html

  • BASIL99

    No one is talking about this mishap from mainstream media. No surprise there. This is just a heads up for those who pay attention to the presidential elections. Watch for news on the Maine Caucus tonight and see if the numbers match the results posted prematurely yesterday.

    Maine Caucus
    100% Reporting

    Romney 45.7% 5,489
    Gingrich 33.5% 4,022
    Paul 10.5% 1,263
    Santorum 9.7% 1,165

  • gonzotx

    The last line is a killer. How can you be conservative and support the fraud? Doesn’t make sense. Doesn’t compute. Something fishy in Denmark.

    Ron Paul up in main, Rom 2nd.
    ******************************

    Romney wins The Washington Times/CPAC Straw Poll
    Returns to top after two years on the outs

    By Stephen Dinan-The Washington TimesUpdated: 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a caucus, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Portland, Main
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    Mitt Romney won The Washington Times/CPAC Presidential Straw Poll on Saturday, and also nipped Rick Santorum as the top choice of conservatives nationwide, according to a new version of the poll conducted for the first time this year that suggests Mr. Romney retains strong support among self-identified conservatives.

    Mr. Romney won 38 percent of the straw poll, which counted the votes of 3,408 activists gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference, which ran from Thursday through Saturday at a hotel in Washington.

    Mr. Santorum was second with 31 percent, Newt Gingrich was third with 15 percent and Rep. Ron Paul was fourth with 12 percent — far below his showing the last two years, when he won with 31 in 2010 and 30 percent in 2011.

    In the national survey, meanwhile, Mr. Romney barely topped Mr. Santorum 27 percent to 25 percent, with Mr. Gingrich in third place at 20 percent and Mr. Paul again trailing at 8 percent.

    The poll results have no official meaning in the GOP’s presidential nomination battle but do give Mr. Romney a boost as he seeks to regain the momentum he appeared to have lost last week as Mr. Santorum swept Tuesday’s three contests.

    Mr. Romney’s 38 percent of the vote among CPAC activists is the highest of any candidate since George W. Bush won 42 percent of the vote in 2000, en route to the nomination and the White House. The poll wasn’t held from 2001 through 2004, but has been held every year since then.

    In both surveys, beating President Obama in November took a back seat to nominating someone who holds a conservative stance on the issues. And Mr. Romney’s win in both polls signals he can compete on the conservative ground that the other three candidates claim to have locked up.

    But the national survey also showed continued uneasiness with the field. One in five voters nationally were undecided or picked someone other than the four candidates still in the race. In the straw poll taken in Washington, the figure was 4 percent.

    For Mr. Romney, his victory marks a return to the top. He won the straw poll here from 2007 through 2009, when he was seen as the conservative choice as he prepared, fought and then lost his nomination battle with Sen. John McCain.

    In his remarks to the conference on Friday Mr. Romney defended the record he amassed during his term as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 through 2006, saying he was “severely conservative.”

    Mr. Santorum, who spoke earlier Friday, appealed to conservatives not to settle for a candidate they decide is electable to other voters. He told them to first pick the most conservative candidate and then go fight for him.

    For his part, Mr. Gingrich said his candidacy is a challenge to the Republican establishment, and he laid out a broad path forward for the next president.

    Mr. Paul didn’t address the conference, which ran from Thursday through Saturday at a hotel in Northwest Washington.

    The national poll was conducted Feb. 7-8 and surveyed 600 self-identified conservatives who said they are likely to vote this year.

    Both the straw poll and national survey were conducted by Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates for The Washington Times and CPAC. That national poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

    Among those gathered in Washington, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was the clear choice for vice president, winning 34 percent of the votes. But nationally Mr. Rubio tied with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 15 percent.

    The national poll had some bad news for Congress, and even for the GOP’s own lawmakers: Conservatives were nearly split on their approval of Republicans in Congress, 48-46.

    And there is still some residual good will toward Mr. Obama, with nearly one in five conservatives saying they approve of the job he’s doing as president.

  • BASIL99

    This is pure misinformation. The Washington Times is not highly regarded.

    “And there is still some residual good will toward Mr. Obama, with nearly one in five conservatives saying they approve of the job he’s doing as president.”

    BSSSSS!

    Everything that has been going on the past few years reminds me of 1984. I reread it in 2008. Maybe it’s time to do so again to remind myself of who contrived the BO regime is.

    Here are a few quotes from another site I frequent.

    “the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984″

    “As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any partiucular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”…George Orwell, “1984″

    “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
    –if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
    history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
    Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
    controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

  • gonzotx

    Ah, the religion of Peace…
    *******************

    Interpol accused after journalist arrested over Muhammad tweet
    Saudi Arabia used Interpol’s system to get journalist arrested in Malaysia for insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter

    Owen Bowcott
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 February 2012 14.21 EST

    Police in Kuala Lumpur said Hamza Kashgari was detained at the airport following a request by Interpol on behalf of the Saudi authorities. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA
    Interpol has been accused of abusing its powers after Saudi Arabia used the organisation’s red notice system to get a journalist arrested in Malaysia for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

    Police in Kuala Lumpur said Hamza Kashgari, 23, was detained at the airport “following a request made to us by Interpol” the international police cooperation agency, on behalf of the Saudi authorities.

    Kashgari, a newspaper columnist, fled Saudi Arabia after posting a tweet on the prophet’s birthday that sparked more than 30,000 responses and several death threats. The posting, which was later deleted, read: “I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you and there is a lot I don’t understand about you … I will not pray for you.”

    More than 13,000 people joined a Facebook page titled “The Saudi People Demand the Execution of Hamza Kashgari”.

    Clerics in Saudi Arabia called for him to be charged with apostasy, a religious offence punishable by death. Reports suggest that the Malaysian authorities intend to return him to his native country.

    Kashgari’s detention has triggered criticism by human rights groups of Malaysia’s decision to arrest the journalist and of Interpol’s cooperation in the process.

    Jago Russell, the chief executive of the British charity Fair Trials International, which has campaigned against the blanket enforcement of Interpol red notices, said: “Interpol should be playing no part in Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of Hamza Kashgari, however unwise his comments on Twitter.

    “If an Interpol red notice is the reason for his arrest and detention it would be a serious abuse of this powerful international body that is supposed to respect basic human rights (including to peaceful free speech) and to be barred from any involvement in religious or political cases.”

    He called on Interpol to stand by its obligations to fundamental human rights and “to comply with its obligation not to play any part in this case, which is clearly of a religious nature”.

    Interpol, which has 190 member countries, has a series of coloured notice systems that police forces around the world use to pass on requests for help. Contacted at its headquarters in Lyon, France, the organisation did not immediately reply to requests for comment on the Kashgari case.

    In response to past criticisms of the red notice system, it has said: “There are safeguards in place. The subject of a red notice can challenge it through an independent body, the commission for the control of Interpol’s files (CCF).”

    Last year Interpol was accused by Fair Trials International of allowing the system to be abused for political purposes when it issued a red notice for the arrest of the Oxford-based leader of an Asian separatist movement, Benny Wenda, who has been granted asylum and has lived in the UK since 2003.

    Australian sentenced to 500 lashes in Saudi Arabia for blasphemy

  • gonzotx

    “Who controls the past,” ran the
    Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
    controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

  • ShortTermer

    And there is still some residual good will toward Mr. Obama, with nearly one in five conservatives saying they approve of the job he’s doing as president.
    ________________________________________________________________________

    Give me a break; even Homer Simpson is NOT stupid enough to believe this.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Oh My- just watched a commercial on tv that said something to the effect, “homeownership is not something we should aspire to like it used to be-” The America we once new has changed since the Banking crisis…blah-blah-

    Notice the movies coming out today geared to young people… Murder, Death, Zombies… and the Front page on msnbc news… always how many people were killed in the country du jour… Iran with nukes, hi-lighting the death and chaos everywhere-

    All promoting the spirit of hopelessness, oppression and despair. All you have to look forward to is pain and austerity… with no hope for CHANGE anytime soon… well, unless the usurper is ripped out by the roots and thrown out-

  • BASIL99

    WOW!

    Look how quickly Bernanke’s comments at the home builders conference in Florida turned into televised talking points or is that putting the cart after the horse?

    Here’s what he said:

    Bernanke: ‘Housing May No Longer Be Viewed as a Secure Investment’

  • BASIL99

    gonzotx
    February 11th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    “Who controls the past,” ran the
    Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
    controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

    Isn’t it remarkable how prescient some of the great writers are/were?

  • BASIL99

    “Give me a break; even Homer Simpson is NOT stupid enough to believe this.”

    Agreed. I would guess that couple is among the most hated in America but people are afraid to say so for fear of being called racist. Of the 20 % diehard libtards in the country I would doubt that more than half even like him or his repulsive wife.

  • BASIL99

    Results for Maine Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
    Feb 11, 2012 (84% of precincts reporting)
    Mitt Romney 2,190 39.2%
    Ron Paul 1,996 35.7%
    Rick Santorum 989 17.7%
    Newt Gingrich 349 6.2%
    Other 61 1.1%

  • BASIL99

    GOP front-runner Mitt Romney won Maine’s Republican presidential caucuses with 39 percent of the vote, breaking a three-state losing streak by besting libertarian-leaning Ron Paul, who finished a close second with 36 percent.

    Romney had 2,190 total votes, while Paul got 1,996. Rick Santorum finished third with 18 percent (989 votes). New Gingrich was fourth with 6 percent (349 votes).

  • turndownobama

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/opinion/krugman-money-and-morals.html?ref=paulkrugman
    Suddenly, conservatives are telling us that it’s not really about money; it’s about morals. Never mind wage stagnation and all that, the real problem is the collapse of working-class family values, which is somehow the fault of liberals.

  • BASIL99

    EXCLUSIVE: UN chief, aides plot ‘green economy’ agenda at upcoming summit

    By George Russell

    Published February 09, 2012

    At a closed-door retreat in a Long Island mansion late last October, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his topmost aides brainstormed about how the global organization could benefit from a “unique opportunity” to reshape the world, starting with the Rio + 20 Summit on Sustainable Development, which takes place in Brazil in June.

    A copy of the confidential minutes of the meeting was obtained by Fox News. According to that document, the 29-member group, known as the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), discussed bold ambitions that stretch for years beyond the Rio conclave to consolidate a radical new global green economy, promote a spectrum of sweeping new social policies and build an even more important role for U.N. institutions “ to manage the process of globalization better.”

    At the same time, the gathering acknowledged that their ambitions were on extremely shaky ground, starting with the fact that, as Ban’s chief organizer for the Rio gathering put it, “there was still no agreement on the definition of the green economy, the main theme of the [Rio] conference.”

    But according to the minutes, that did not seem to restrain the group’s ambitions.
    Its members see Rio as the springboard for consolidation of an expanding U.N. agenda for years ahead, driven by still more U.N.-sponsored global summits that would, as one participant put it, “ensure that the U.N. connected with the roots of the current level of global discontent.”

    Click here for the minutes of the retreat.

    Among other things, the CEB heard Ban’s top organizer, a U.N. Under Secretary General from China named Sha Zukang, declare that the wish list for the Rio + 20 meeting, already being touted as a landmark environmental conclave on the issue of “global environmental governance,” included making it:

    • “the catalyst” for solidifying a global economic, social and political agenda, built around “green economy” goals
    • a means to “reorient public and private decision-making” to make the world’s poorest people the new economy’s “main beneficiaries,”
    • a method of also reorienting national decision-making in countries around the world to put the new agenda “at the heart of national ministries,”
    • the occasion to create new bodies, like a U.N. Sustainable Development Council, similar to the U.N. Human Rights Council, to help guide the global process further in the years ahead, or give additional responsibilities to the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP), the world body’s chief environmental agency..
    Other participants chimed in with additional ideas, including the notion from one key organizer that “the U.N. in Rio should be the voice of the planet and its people.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/02/09/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-top-aides-held-confidential-meeting-to-discuss-push-green/

  • admin

    Good news for Romney today. He won the CPAC poll and the Maine caucuses.

  • BASIL99

    I could NOT refrain from posting these chilling excepts from the above article.

    “Those realities had already stymied the latest attempt to forge a multi-trillion-dollar bargain to transfer wealth from rich nations to poor ones in the name of controlling “climate change,” at a meeting last December in Durban, South Africa.”

    **********************************************************
    One of the U.N.’s challenges is that the world had not been globally reorganized in political terms — yet — to the same extent that it had been globally reorganized in economic terms.

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

    For some of those present at the gathering, those values seemed to include a heavy reliance on populist methods to push the U.N.’s Rio message to a global audience, bypassing member governments along the way.

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

    “2012 was not the best year” for driving new environmental bargains, due to the global financial crisis walloping the world’s rich economies, a prevalent “atmosphere of general trust deficit” between the world’s rich and developing countries and that many countries (notably including the U.S.) were holding national elections that left their future policies up in the air.

    Those realities had already stymied the latest attempt to forge a multi-trillion-dollar bargain to transfer wealth from rich nations to poor ones in the name of controlling “climate change,” at a meeting last December in Durban, South Africa.

    As one of the participants, Achim Steiner, head of the UNEP, put it, according to the minutes: “In framing its role and mission, the U.N. not only had the preoccupations of the financial and economic crisis, but also had to grapple with the phenomenon of a geo-economically transformed world that was not yet geopolitically articulated.”
    Translation: One of the U.N.’s challenges is that the world had not been globally reorganized in political terms — yet — to the same extent that it had been globally reorganized in economic terms.

    But in general, the members of the CEB saw that as an opportunity for the world organization, which they clearly hoped to make central to that global re-articulation.

    Citing a CEB high-level committee report entitled Moving towards a fairer, greener, and more sustainable globalization, a top CEB staffer, Elliot Harris, told the gathering that the issue was not to reverse globalization, “but rather to harness it to generate better outcomes.”

    Among other things, the clearly left-leaning report underlined that “inequity” was the “single greatest challenge and threat” to the world, and that “any new approach needed to address the root causes of the imbalances,” which the report associated with the “liberalization of trade and finance.”

    Among the “opportunities” that the current global crisis had provided, Harris said, was “a renewed recognition of the role of the State,” and “an appreciation of the value of collective and coordinated action at the global level.”

    When it came to global issues, the U.N. chieftains were encouraged to think well beyond the environment and the international economy into a wide variety of social spheres, from human rights to health and education, where there was a “need for a global framework and national frameworks” for the development of new policies. The national policies “should be derived from the core values and norms that the U.N. system embodied, to ensure coherence between national level and global goals and aspirations”

    For some of those present at the gathering, those values seemed to include a heavy reliance on populist methods to push the U.N.’s Rio message to a global audience, bypassing member governments along the way.

  • jbstonesfan

    A very necessary win to get some momentum back. Also, rip Whitney Houston. What
    a talent in her prime.

  • BASIL99

    Whitney had it all. It’s too bad she threw it all away.

  • turndownobama

    Romney had 2,190 total votes, while Paul got 1,996. Rick Santorum finished third with 18 percent (989 votes). New Gingrich was fourth with 6 percent (349 votes).

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

    Interesting Santorum above Gingrich now.

  • nomobama

    I am saddened by Whitney’s death. Her addiction changed what seemed to be such a sweet person into such a mess. I thought she had overcome her disease.

  • Shadowfax

    Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

    RIP

    ===
    What a shock to come on the blog and when seeing admins post of her song, I was listening to it, see it was from her movie The Bodyguard, and at first thought it was like Friday night tunes on the blog, then thought something was wrong…went back to the blog and saw she was dead.
    What a loss. She has looked very unhealthy for years now and she was such a beautiful woman. Very sad.

  • Shadowfax

    Photos of Whitney last night coming out of a nightclub. -Very sad.

    Whitney emerges from a nightclub looking extremely worse for wear…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2099347/Whitney-Houston-emerges-nightclub-looking-worse-wear.html

  • nomobama

    Suddenly, conservatives are telling us that it’s not really about money; it’s about morals. Never mind wage stagnation and all that, the real problem is the collapse of working-class family values, which is somehow the fault of liberals.
    —————-
    Never mind government social expirements that encourage dependency and lack of personal responsibility. Yeah, liberal interference for the betterment of mankind. Better wages don’t make better people, but a grounding in good morals certainly does.

  • JanH

    And how the Muslim world would love to get their hands on these scrolls and destroy them for all time.

    ——————-

    Dead Sea Scrolls Document History of Israel, Refute Palestine, Occupation

    By Joel Leyden
    Israel News Agency

    Jerusalem — February 10, 2012 …. One need not trek thousands of miles to view the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem.
    Smack in the middle of Times Square and Broadway in New York City, the Discovery Museum has been displaying this ancient, Hebrew literature since last October.

    The ancient, 2,000 year-old Hebrew scrolls were accidentally discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin boy high above the Israel Dead Sea in a number of caves. The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal the history of the Jewish Second Temple period (520 B.C.E.-70 C.E.), particularly from the second century B.C.E. until the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. – a time of crucial developments in the crystallization of the monotheistic religions. The Dead Sea Scrolls are made up of roughly 900 documents and biblical texts. They are made of animal skin, papyrus and even forged copper and are considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls are a vivid testament to the life, times, community and legal heritage of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.

    In a world filled with blatant propaganda and lies by the Palestinian Authority (PA), Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, it is refreshing to view upon these well preserved documents that speak of community and values by Jews who lived in biblical Israel.

    How can Arabs or the UN declare that Israel, the West Bank or Gaza is occupied land when these documents were written over 600 years before the prophet Muhammad, before there was anything called Islam or Palestine?
    These Jewish documents contain numerous copies of books from the Hebrew Bible, written in Hebrew, not Arabic!

    How can Arabs or the UN declare that Israel, the West Bank or Gaza is occupied land when these documents were written over 600 years before the prophet Muhammad, before there was anything called Islam or Palestine?
    These Jewish documents contain numerous copies of books from the Hebrew Bible, written in Hebrew, not Arabic!

    The The Israel Antiquities Authority has done a fine job in preserving and providing global exhibits of these documents, artifacts which directly mention the Ten Commandments.

    At the Discovery Times Square exhibit “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times,” a recently arrived set of 10 new documents have been installed to replace the previous set on display. The new collection includes a section from the book of Isaiah and two scrolls never before seen by the public, “Greek Minor Prophets” and “Job Targum.”

    The New York Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit is being sponsored by American Express, WNBC, The Westin, Sheraton Hotels, Ahava and El Al Israeli Airlines.

    The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in New York was created to appeal to the general public with thousands of Christian and Jewish visitors visiting the museum on a daily basis. The exhibition contains 500 different artifacts dating back as far as 3,000 years, including a giant stone from the Western Wall and several ossuaries (stone containers used to store human bones). Among the ossuaries are those speculated to have come from the family tomb of Jesus and Mary.

    Security surrounding these artifacts could not be more stringent. Each person who walks into the Discovery Museum in New York is profiled and then escorted through the exhibit.

    As one walks onto the sand drenched floors of this New York City museum Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and enters a colorful multimedia display they are greeted with the words: “welcome to Israel.”

    And that is the way it should be. The Dead Sea Scrolls are Israel. But you would never know it by Israel’s lack of effective PR.

    The New York PR firm MWW is responsible for publicizing the Israeli exhibit. They state that this exhibit is not in New York to make a political statement but rather to be enjoyed and embraced as history at its best.

    But with Iran, Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah and the PA now teaming up with millions of dollars in Arab oil money for public relations to delegitimize the State of Israel there has never been a more important time than to hold the Dead Sea Scrolls up high whenever someone mentions the words occupation or Palestine.

    Yes, there were Arabs living in what was once called the Palestinian Mandate by the British, Arabs who chose war rather than creating their own state next to a Jewish one in 1948. Arabs who came from Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Arabs who never had and only created a government called Palestine in 1967. The newly formed Palestinian Fatah movement led by Egyptian born Yasser Arafat called for war to eliminate Israel. Prior to 1967, there were no Palestinian coins, stamps, flags, literature – nothing to relate to either a government or society of “Palestinians” in the region of Israel, Judea and Samaria.

    So the next time you hear or read the word “occupation” in Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, please respond with three words: Dead Sea Scrolls.

    They were around a few years before Yasser Arafat.

    http://www.israelnewsagency.com/deadseascrollsisraelhebrewhistorynewyorkexhibitmuseumjewishpalestineoccupationwestbankgazaancientchristiansjesusstatepropagandaprislamiciranpahamas48021012.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    What a shock- Whitney Huston won an award last night-

    RIP Whitney- a marvelous voice that made beautiful music..

  • The labor union bosses and the phony environmentalists won’t demand a clear cut position from Obama BEFORE THE ELECTION because they are protecting him.
    ================
    It’s even worse than that. His machine, like him, refuses to define terms, e.g., fair, or their context because they know that they truly have no foundation upon which to base an argument for their failed policies, so they sneak them in under cover of some breaking news event–like Whitney Houston passing away today–perfect cover for releasing bad news. There is a lot more to come with Oholecare and I, for one, am not looking forward to it.

  • Mrs. Smith

    “The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in New York was created to appeal to the general public with thousands of Christian and Jewish visitors visiting the museum on a daily basis. The exhibition contains 500 different artifacts dating back as far as 3,000 years.”
    _____________

    Sounds like an interesting exhibit to visit.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I’m not too familiar with the Dead Sea Scrolls- They appear to have been discovered a few years after the Nag Hamadi scrolls which were discovered in Egypt in 1945.

    The Nag Hamadi scrolls contained the Gospels of Thomas, the Secret Book of James, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John translated and published into
    The Secret Teachings of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels.

    Quite a few predictions in the form of riddles have come true since the book was first published.

  • Shadowfax

    WOT
    I don’ t usually watch the Voice, but I hit the jackpot when watching this one time, my favorite little soldier got picked by the judges tonight. I wish she had sung this song, which was recorded on someone’s phone and put on Youtube, had over a million hits in 11 days, and gave her the opportunity to sing on the show.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=/watch?v=15DDCsGRsWw&v=15DDCsGRsWw&gl=US

    Bravo to this little soldier.

  • wbboei

    Here is the little maggot EJ Dionne serenading his man Obama after that little . . . mishap:




  • dwp

    lorac
    February 11th, 2012 at 12:55 am

    “I guess I’m rather curious when you met up with TDO to observe these behaviors to come up with your diagnosis. I guess you guys could be communicating on skype and then you can see TDOs behavior to help you in your diagnosis.

    I don’t see it myself. To me it seems like a simple case of a couple of people being frustrated that someone won’t OBEY them. Well, a diagnosis in that case would go with the frustrated person, not the person they are frustrated with. Turndown always posts very respectfully, very calm, she does not call people names, she does not lose control of herself. She simply posts things that some people don’t want. The normal person’s answer is to scroll by.

    But some personality types (we won’t go into those details now, I’m off work) do get very worked up when someone won’t do what they tell them to. It becomes a big crisis and more attempt is made to fan the flames, draw attention to oneself, the alleged victim, all in an attempt to be the Big Dog and try to squash the other into the Little Dog. Yes, with all due respect, this is where the diagnoses go.

    Something to consider…”
    ———————————
    Thank you so much!!
    It’s a shame that several of us rarely read the comments any more due to the disparaging remarks and personal attacks by the “BIG dogs” (Bogs, or Blog Hogs or Blog Bullies, works as well) and are therefore deprived of the thoughts/insights of some of the more mature and erudite commenters who frequent this site.
    Thank you again!

  • moononpluto

    Poor Whitney, that marriage to that horrible creature Bobby Brown was what destroyed her and got her on the drugs. He has a lot to answer for. RIP Whitney.

  • turndownobama

    dwp
    February 12th, 2012 at 1:35 am

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

    Thanks. I wish y’all would post more yourselves! As for the bad posts, as they say, just scroll down. ;-)

  • Anduril919

    I don’t care what child rapists think about contraception. I don’t want Obama to get a second term but I agree with him on this issue. What Catholics want is to legislate their beliefs on others – something they did so well in covering up the rape that their bishops and priests systematically did.

  • turndownobama

    I posted above an excerpt from the Catholic bishops’ official statement that they now want not just their own institutions but ANYONE connected with an insurance company to be able to veto contraceptive coverage, not just for religious reasons but for “moral conviction.” So here’s the cui bono….


    [Obama] has proposed a reasonable alternative to two of the most unreasonable institutions on the planet — the insurance companies and the Roman Catholic Church.
    Essentially, he’s demanding that the insurance companies accept a minimal payments for drugs from which they can reap windfall profits. You may not have noticed, but insurance companies are notably reluctant to do that. And what’s to prevent the clever Catholic CEO of Greedy Bastard Health Insurance, LLC from deciding that he has an objection of conscience to providing contraception as part of his company’s insurance plan. (If there’s one thing that insurance companies produce more of than profits for their executives, it’s arcane reasons not to do something.
    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/obama-contraception-deal-6654248#ixzz1m9s3tHqQ

  • holdthemaccountable

    Whitney. So beautiful, so sad.

  • holdthemaccountable

    I stumbled (not Stumbled) upon CPAC yesterday. Watched a panel discussion citing differences between Tea Party and OWS. Shortest reply given was “soap.” ;)
    ————————
    …Sarah really rocked the place, (video available at CSPAN and sarahpac dot com) ending a 49 minute address in this way:
    Palin, embracing the unconventional, defiant quality that helped her become a Tea Party luminary, warned Republicans not to take the movement for granted when more Tea Party candidates are elected in November.
    “This time, establishment, we expect them to get leadership posts in Congress,” she said.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/210125-palin-shines-brightest-at-cpac

  • Mrs. Smith

    Whitney’s latest movie due out in August-

    Her dirt bag husband went ahead with his show right after her death was announced.

  • Mormaer

    Very sad about Houston. I do not envy the producers of the Grammys. They will have to balance between a memorial service and still honoring people who are nominated. Even an old coot like me was looking forward to seeing Adele perform.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Gd read: reminds me of the pea-shooters who leave their bereft forum to come here with their assignments of free speech. Noting they do not come here to beg for her return… nuanced envy for their lack of poster control. ( *no penalty points for bird flipping your monitor)
    _______________

    Whom the Gods Would Destroy

    And now this man, afraid of revealing his own college transcripts, thinks he can take on the Church of Peter, founded a millennium before the appearance of any nation now existing on this earth.

    It seems that Obama, in a classic act of hubris, has created the means of his own destruction. Through his great historical contribution, his health care bill, he has struck what was surely intended to be a lethal blow against the oldest organization on earth — an organization with something on the order of a billion members, with a cadre of hundreds of thousands of highly trained and dedicated personnel, and a history of overcoming political threats that make Obama look like a kindergartner.

    I’m referring, of course, to the Catholic Church. Now, I don’t mean that the Archangel Gabriel will appear out of the East to scourge the administration with a blazing sword, though I would pay to see that. What I’m saying is that Obama has at last taken the step that we all knew he had in him, the ultimate act of arrogance and contempt that will bring the forces of history down upon him.

    The left has always underestimated the Catholic Church. “How many divisions has the pope?” Stalin once asked Molotov, mocking the Church’s powerlessness in the modern era. He was not around to see John Paul II rend the Bolshevik kingdom in twain at the climax of the Cold War, utilizing the only forces he required: moral certainty and absolute faith in the divine mission. Most American leftists are a little different, viewing the Church as an anachronism, obsessed with medieval ideas having no place in the third millennium and populated with strange figures in outmoded clothing, if not with an endless parade of child-molesters.

    What they overlook is two thousand years of history. An organization does not survive for that length of time — and no other organization has — without internalizing things not completely understood by even the deepest thinkers among us. The Church survived the fall of Rome, the barbarians, the first Muslim upsurge, several schisms, the Renaissance princes, the 20th-century totalitarians, and its own plunges into decadence, and it will also survive modernism. Which is in fact what it confronts in Obama: a man of vast though superficial sophistication and little insight who has punched all the tickets available to him in his epoch and culture and truly believes there is nothing else. And now this man, afraid of revealing his own college transcripts, thinks he can take on the Church of Peter, founded a millennium before the appearance of any nation now existing on this earth.

    This is Obama’s game, despite the fact that it was Kathleen Sebelius who triggered the confrontation. She is not particularly relevant, being simply a tool in Obama’s hands. (I have no doubt that she thinks that she’s showing that she won’t be pushed around by any bishops, several of whom have threatened her with effective excommunication. But this is spiritual vanity, a commonplace and contemptible sin.)

    The issue in question is a federal edict requiring that all organizations provide their employees with access to birth control and abortion as part of their health plans. It explicitly includes the Catholic Church — its schools, its colleges, its hospitals, its institutions — in open defiance of the Church’s basic teachings regarding human sexuality. This edict is a direct product of Obama’s health care scheme and is derived completely from his philosophy.

    With this move, Obama has thrown down the gauntlet. How will the Church respond? It could be as straightforward as thousands of priests standing before their congregations the last Sunday of October and encouraging them to go into the voting booth to punish the enemies of all that is holy. (Three-quarters of American priests condemned the policy from their pulpits last weekend. Obama has accomplished something there — the pope himself couldn’t get that many priests to agree on anything.) But it will probably be more subtle than that.

    History has its own rules that are not our rules. One of them appears to state that a man who overreaches himself will fall in proportion to the extent that he has overreached. Obama has overreached himself as far as any political figure in the American record, and his fall will be proportionate. He cannot avoid this or mitigate it. His action against the Church is an example of that small class of acts that cannot be uncommitted. (I’m sure that some will see this as a scheme by Obama the Clever — that he will reconsider and revoke the regulations just before the election, thus winning the eternal gratitude of Catholics across the country. Sorry…it doesn’t work that way. You can’t “reconsider” an attack on basic religious beliefs.)

    This will be the kernel around which serious disgust, loathing, and resistance to Obama at last coalesce. It has already worked its way through the Catholic community. In short order, it will move on to the other Christian confessions and to practicing Jews. Believers, no matter what their connection to the eternal, will see Obama as a man who has profaned the temple. A man who sees himself as over and above the divine. They all know their history, they are all aware of what becomes of such types, and they will respond as their faith requires of them.

    Serious liberals (a dying breed, it goes without saying) will come to see him as a man who has truly violated the Establishment Clause at the most basic level. (E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post has already expressed this.) They may not turn on him, but many will cease to support him, as a rogue politician who is capable of anything. (It should be mentioned here that he has also thrown away his biggest weapon against Mitt Romney — Romney’s membership in the odd yet wholesome Christian offshoot known as Mormonism. Obama will find it difficult to trample anyone’s religion after this.)

    But it will not be believers or liberals who at last bring Obama down. That will occur as a result of his own efforts. Consider the ancient Greek dramas — it is the violation itself that brings about destruction, not any outside response. The gods don’t need to step in. The act creates a cascade of consequences, each of which must be dealt with and each of which creates its own cascade, which events must themselves be addressed, until the transgressor is overwhelmed and finds himself in a lonely place, facing the nemesis that he has fled for so long, only to learn that it was himself, always and forever.

    This is no longer an ordinary electoral campaign. Through Obama’s action, it has taken on the status of the archetypal, with the foolish, proud mortal taking up arms against eternity. We all know how that works out, even if Obama doesn’t. But he will learn, over the next few months, while we all look on.

    And God help me, I am looking forward to it.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/whom_the_gods_would_destroy.html#ixzz1mAj2Go77

  • wbboei

    Well, Mrs.Smith, you and I see this for what it is. But the majority of the public does not.

    This is more than overreach however. This is the same thing we see with the individual mandate.

    It is an assertion of state control over the individual and an infringement upon the power of competing institutions.

    Unfortunately, nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American Public.

    Dingell’s words when Obamacare was passed ring true: it will take us time to pass the laws which will give us control of the people.

    Give the American People bread and circuses and Brian Williams and they will not even notice.

  • wbboei

    The individual mandate (in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e. ObamaCare, which forces American citizens to purchase insurance against their will) is a novel exercise of the Commerce Clause power. If it is held to be constitutional then it is difficult to see any limits on what Congress can legislate. Indeed, what aspect of human activity would escape federal power? Only through a Constitutional Amendment could a structural shift of that magnitude be accomplished legitimately. —James Graham, Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. (Emphasis Added)

  • Mrs. Smith

    There is always the x-factor lurking beneath a simmering din – I think it just kicked in, wbboei:
    ___________

    If team Obama’s think this little misstep against the Catholics will fade away- I can tell you with every degree of certainty- it WILL NOT- On the contrary, Obama’s overreach will galvanize Catholics into action on every continent throughout the world..

    If anyone thinks for a moment, Christendom hasn’t been watching Obama’s stealthy encouragement, his promotion of Muslim creep especially in the US..I would advise them to think again- He shouldn’t be surprised if World leaders treat him like poison…slamming once opened doors in his face- unavilable for friendly telephone conversations when Jarrett calls. From Chávez to Putin- from Calderón to Sarkozy- from Juan Carlos to from Fernández de Kirchner… He has just pulled the trigger on Catholics who may have supported him in the past insulting a Religion with a written in stone history of taking on terrorist armies with dictators like him, his DC acolytes, Chicago Gang-Bangers and Soros Surrogates sending them back to the ground that bore them… for another thousand years.

    Obama has unwittingly let go of that Tiger he overtly swung by the tail. That tiger has landed on it’s feet standing 4 square in front of him waiting in abeyance for him to turn and run… engaged, waiting to pounce saving him from the senseless agony of his logical fate.

  • moononpluto

    Well lookey….shocking but honest.

    Samuel L. Jackson I Voted for Obama BECAUSE HE’S BLACK

    http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/11/barack-obama-samuel-l-jackson/?adid=hero2#.TzfRB9ViPyA

    arack Obama’s politics meant nothing to Samuel L. Jackson because the “Pulp Fiction” star only voted for the president for one reason and one reason only … because he’s black.

    In an interview with Ebony magazine, Jackson explained, “I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them … That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama's] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me.”

    Jackson then went on to drop the N-word several times when discussing Obama, telling the mag, “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a [bleep]. Because, what’s a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. [Bleeps] don’t have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?’ I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ‘cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”

    Smacks of … Obama needs to Black it up.

    ……………………..

    and there in a nutshell as to why this guy should not be in the WH, and Jackson….shameful.

  • holdthemaccountable

    mop: I think our biggest racism problem may be in how blacks perceive whites rather than vice versa. While the sampling of people interviewed regarding Whitney Houston’s death I’d seen was small, half (2) seemed to fear that her legacy would be negative.
    The honesty of S.L. Jackson is appreciated, though as is this fragment from and opinion piece:

    Pennsylvania Still a Tall Order for Obama
    snip While Obama campaigners salivate over the primary battle among Republicans Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, they fail to realize that the GOP’s family feud will heal more easily than did Democrats’ in 2008. Independents and Jacksonian Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton grudgingly came over to Obama after their primaries but never felt he was their guy; they were bruised by his treatment of their hero, Bill Clinton, and Hillary.

    Back then, Hillary’s fatal problem was simple: She couldn’t hit hard on Obama’s experience and qualifications, or question how he would fulfill his lofty promises — or even request something as routine as the release of his college records. Why? Because the disciplined, brilliantly manipulative Obama team and an adoring press would have cried “Racism!” Those wounds have not healed among Democrats who feel they did not receive in Obama what they would have received in Hillary.

    snip Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial page columnist.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/02/12/pennsylvania_still_a_tall_order_for_obama_113106.html

    Some of the media is beginning to get it right. If I recall, GWB’s hold over them lessened during his second term. Perhaps we shall be blessed with a turn a bit earlier. Make it the latter part of O’s first term. That would be perfect. And deserved.

  • Betty

    This morning I am wondering how much of an influence the 9 to 0 Supreme Court ruling against Obama (and now I can’t remember what exactly, but something to do with the Church) had to do with his latest attack.

    Did it piss him off? Did it offend his idea of himself? Did he feel personally challenged? Did he think the leaders of the Catholic Church would just roll over while he put the Supreme Court in its place?

    It kind of fits into my completely uneducated and vague notion of his personality disorder.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Jackson’s no fool- He is aware of the suffering of his own jobless, homeless people. Knowing Obama hasn’t lifted a finger to help them. Like the blacks freezing in their Section 8 Chicago Housing Project he provided for them.

    I like SLJ’s street smart deep satirical sense . He knows BO is on his way out saying things tongue and cheek to get his point across. Danny Glover and Cosby are the biggest disappointments. They could not care less what Obama does as long as they can contribute to his campaign with hefty donations earning them champagne points for special treatment, they’re all in-

    SLJ says:

    “I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ‘cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.”

    That statement alone could wake up the dead for sure if they are in denial or still sleeping off their Kool-Aid induced comas-

  • tim

    Excellent article posted by Mrs.Smith. And excellent points by Wbboie

    I guess Oturd thinks because religious catholics — for that matter any relgious people– are people who like to live their lives simply, they are simple minded (and therefore stupid) people. OTurd will soon find out, they are not!

    I own a small business, under 50 employees, and I’m pro-life. While many of my employees are temps, I am not required to provide some health insurance, I do, not because I’m required by law but because I feel it adds to incentive & I want to. This health insurance is just that INSURANCE. It covers emergencies, it covers basic preventive, but then it is just that, insurance for when a person really needs coverage. Like with a car insurance example, the coverage it provide does not cover for oil changes, or tire rotations, it covers for major things, like accidents, etc. The coverage through the plan I provide has high deductations, makes people take personal responsibility for their health as much as possible, but when it comes to emergency coverage, I found a plan that is very generous, with not so much burden to the employee when there is an actual emergency. That is what insurance is for! It is not for some social engineering.

    Now, I’m being forced to provide contraceptions, being forced to cover a morning after pill, which as a pro-life person I do not agree with. Am I lobbying for legislation to get rid of these items? No. Am I forcing others not to use it? No. However, now I’m being forced by the govt to provide these things, which I do not agree with. And contraceptions are not life saving things in my book, not like lipitor or other medications. The Oturd now says well the employer will not pay for it, the employee will not pay for it, but the insurance company will pay for it.
    Does this clown realise this is still the United States of America, where you cannot force private business to provide something for “free”?? Guess what OTurd, insurance companies only exist because people, companies pay into it, so when you force a private insurance company to provide something for “free”, essentially you are forcing that company to raise the premiums to whoever in contributing into that insurance pool! So when it comes to catholic institutions, you aren’t forcing them directly to provide contraceptions, you are forcing them indirectly! You are still forcing them!
    And to all those people who say “free” contraceptions are a right. What is a right exactly? When you give something for free that costs something to make, for person A to get it for free, person B is essentially made to work harder to pay for this “free” thing. How is this a right? You have a right to BUY your own contraceptions, other items, but it is not your RIGHT to get it for free! The govt is forcing one group of people who do not agree with that item to pay for ir for another group of people to get it for “free”.
    You have a right to life, you have a right to free speech, these don’t cost anyone anything extra, it doesn’t enslave the labor of another citizen.
    This is not about contraceptions, this is about freedom, if they force this, what next? Are they going to force me to buy Chevy volts because its good for the economy? Are they going to force me to buy whatever THEY the govt deem is important because some lobbyist is powerful enough to make that said item is a “RIGHT”????
    Then the very country that was founded to preserve individual liberty will have a govt in 2012 that is stifling and making the indivisual subserviant to the govt. The people will now bow to the govt, not the the other way around.

    Thank goodness I’m selling my business this year, as the govt through OTurd gets bigger and bigger, our choices to live how we want lessen and our freedoms get less and less. As they pour more concrete of regulations on enterpreneurs seedlings, they will be claim surprise as the engine of economic growth in this country slowly die. They step on the throat of businesses, choking them, and then are surprised that these businesses cannot breath and growth, but are going the other direction.

    From all the Catholics in my family (all pro-choice), and all of them disagree with the Church’s stance on contraceptions, not allowing women to serve, etc. But they are not fooled that this is about contraceptions, this is about freedom of religion, the govt is not asking but FORCING a religion to compromise on its beliefs, rather than a govt using its power to protect religous freedom, this govt is now using that power — which is supposed to be bound by the US Constitution — to attack and stifle religious freedom.
    (And for those equate this to Muslims being able to do honor killing, right to life is an item in the bill of rights. This country was founded on Judeo-christian values not muslim values, and because of that Muslims & all religions can worship their faith, the Muslim faith does not allow this)

    The purpose of the Bill of rights: “To set limits on government actions in regard to personal liberties.” When this is not the case, as it is clearly no longer, then as Jefferson put it, the govt has to be replaced with a govt who will follow the limits set forth by the US Constitution, whose purpose is not to keep the individual in check, its to keep the govt in check!

    –just my humble opinion

  • tim

    Very sad to hear about Houston’s passing. What a talent.

  • holdthemaccountable

    tim: As they pour more concrete of regulations on enterpreneurs seedlings.
    ————————-
    The fool in the WH has no idea what it is to be American. Glad you can get out rather than have to go down with the ship of your failed business.

    Very sad situation locally. Lovely mobile home park, about 60 “mobiles”. Hillside, large lots, well-kept homes, landscaping. Lots are rented, not owned. EPA has tagged park’s central water supply insufficient. Park owner cannot afford to make upgrades required so has handed out eviction notices. Those who rent trailers have to move, but are more fortunate. Those who own trailers have to have them moved. About an impossible task for people who needed lower cost housing. Old guy crying, had lived there 20-some years and had figured he would die there. And of course, park owner no longer can rely on that business. I tweeted Sen. Bob Casey. Like he’ll care … but it is an election year.

  • holdthemaccountable

    tim – did not mean to imply your business is now failing. Sorry. I really need to take a break from commenting. Too many errors.

  • tim

    holdthemaccountable
    February 12th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    No problem. Fortunately I am able to sell my business, I was meaning to do it last year, however, I want to try and preserve it as intact as possible, quite honestly, the revenues have steadily been going down, I know why, my employees know why, but when the tsunamai is coming our way, rhetorically speaking, there isn’t much a smaller size business can do to fight it. My concern now is my employees, to try and make sure as many still have a job when the selling is final. But truth be told, I doubt in 1 year or so the business will survive, especially when either taxes go up or inflation reduces consumer demand so much, it will be pointless.

    Sorry to hear about the mobile home park, very sad. Its like you said, the ship’s going down, those in first class have no clue what’s going on, and if they do, they have their rafts ready. But the rest of us know what’s going on, screaming for the ship to be turned around so it doesn’t hit the iceburg, and we’re called racists, and ignorant, and we aren’t listened to, because apparently those in first class have bigger megphones, so the media (also part of the first class) think those opinions are the reality, not the opinion of those who work in making that ship run.

    Just very sad, all of it.

    I’ve been reading this following site for a while, I fear this is headed our way if we do not get the debt under control, don’t get economic growth going. None of it will happen with OTurd and his merry band of marxists and socialists who have completely taken over the democrat party. Its not just a policy issue, its a trust issue, if OTurd can lie to the face of a Cardinal, mere voters are a clinch to lie outright to.

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/this-is-what-an-economic-depression-looks-like-in-the-21st-century

  • wbboei

    “We note that today’s proposal continues to involve needless government intrusion in the internal governance of religious institutions, and to threaten government coercion of religious people and groups to violate their most deeply held convictions….The only complete solution to this religious liberty problem is… to rescind the mandate of these objectionable services,” they wrote.
    ————————-

    Honestly, I do not know whether any of this sinks in with the general public. They are still supporting him, even though he is destroying their world, in pursuit of a perverse agenda. I do agree with him in one sense: the American People have become lazy—too lazy to defend their country. In classic Lionell Tiger terms, they have selected flight over fight. They do not see where this is headed, and I doubt they care just as long as it does not affect their tiny lives.

    The Obama Administration finds a way to blackmail everyone who is a threat, and with no difficulty at all, they could get their confederates at NBC or CNN to run some old reels of Child Molesting Priests. I speak the truth here and if I am lying I am dying—there is not one single opponent they have had that they do not have a dossier on and have not blackmailed into doing what they want.

    The other thing about this culture is it is seduced by images and no longer reads. This is a very short work, but John Q Public lacks the interest or the attention span to read it–,much less to understand its implications.. And the wealthy people—they are as ignorant as swans. Trust me none of this registered–even now when this totalitarian administration goes after the very institution that has stood in the path of dictators in the past–which caused Lenin to remark that religion is the opiate of the masses. It stands in the way of the secular religion they want.

    As you may know, Rome was once a Republic and then it became a dictatorship. Six good emperors and the rest of them were (expletive deleted). The interesting thing about their world and ours is while they were still a Republic the Caesars were turned into Gods postumously, whereas when they became a dictatorship, they were turned into Gods and worshiped during their lifetimes–as we are seeing now.

    If I were going to do a video on this, I would have subliminal messaging which showed Obama and screamed RADICAL RADICAL RADICAL–ad seriatim, and then I would have those immoral lines with examples of this administration destroying our freedom while the ignoranti cheer with no earthly idea what they are cheering about. There is no making excuses for these people—they are ignorant and will remain ignorant as far as I care to look ahead until one day when it is too late they may realize the truth, towit. Or maybe they never figure it out.

    First they called us racists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a racist;
    Then they called us a mob, and I did not speak out—because I was not a mobster;
    Then they threatened a news network, and I did not speak out—because I was not a journalist;
    Then they destroyed our country, and I did not speak out—because I wanted to believe their lies—and did not want to confront the uncomfortable truth;
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me. . . . .

  • tim

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/greece-bailout-two-just-beginning

    Just moving the pea from one walnut to another. None of this will end well. And no country will be unaffected, including ours. Cannot solve debt with more debt. Never been done and never will be.

  • /rant on
    Your comment is spot on, WBBOEI, and should be required reading for those who would willfully ignore what these autocrats, plutocrats, and their supporters are doing. These despots don’t have the physical numbers to control us so they resort to giving us cheap trinkets in exchange for our indifference. For example, how many damnable cellphone commercial pollute the airwaves? Because of these ubiquitous commercials, how many people think that the ability to yap all day long until their gums and eardrums bleed on a silly-ass phone is a Constitutional right? These milling cattle equate the ability to purchase all sorts of useless crap with the right to speak freely, to assemble, to petition the government for redress of grievances, to worship freely, to bear arms, and very other sort of meaningful political right. It would be one thing if these boobs were using the phone to disseminate political views and opinions and to cajole people into actually caring but they aren’t. Some of the conversations I’ve been forced to overhear sound more like streams of unconsciousness. These people are barely functioning on any level of real self-awareness yet they are allowed to vote. And vote they do–for those who would give them a few more trinkets for ceding a few more rights. We become less free by the day.

    And these same comatose organisms are quite willing to attend sporting events in large numbers and then drone on and on about these same events all day long on local radio stations, with a few moments of real news interspersed on the hour just to catch people up on the latest news, which is only about the man who killed himself and his children in WA State and the death of Whitney Houston. Nary a mention is made of CPAC, O’Blivion’s assault on the Constitution, or the insanity that is Iran. And these 2-minute diversions from yapping about a sports with news that is sad is not of historical import and will be forgotten next week.

    And these same unconscious occupiers of space with inert mass are the same ones who would trade away any tangible political right for an intangible feeling of safety.

    It would be one thing if these morons were only affecting themselves…but they aren’t. As they cede more of their rights to an ever-increasing and unaccountable bureaucracy, they are ceding your rights, my rights, and the rights of every other American in the process and they are doing this with no thought at all as to what their myopic decisions will mean in the long run.

    And when the shit does finally hit the fan and hit it it will, these same people will say, “Why didn’t you do something?” “Why didn’t you tell us?”

    Along with everything else that goes wrong, it is also our fault that they were unconscious. What a sorry end to a grand experiment.

    /rant off

  • nomobama

    wbboei
    February 12th, 2012 at 9:23 am
    ——————

    That’s exactly right, wbboei. If the mandate is left to stand, then there is no stopping our government from running every aspect of a person’s life. Our personal freedom will be a thing of the past.

  • turndownobama

    No one is being forced to USE contraceptives. No one is being forced to prescribe them. The only ‘force’ is that the insurance companies will have to PAY for them IF someone chooses to use them.

    What would happen to a practicing Catholic (or one who works at a Catholic school) if they spoke out AGAINST the bishops’ position? Denied communion, fired from their job? (Most Catholics, like most other Americans, already use contraceptives themselves.)

  • ShortTermer

    Mrs. Smith
    February 12th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I had pondered that thought myself. I wondered if the Catholic Church would admit this huge blunder to long-term memory. I was pleased to see that the Southern Baptist association head was among those on the segment that Hannity had on about this elimination of the Constitution. That segment of Hannity answered a lot of questions for me.
    The next question in my mind is: what percentage of ‘believers’ are of the black liberation persuasion? Other than those, would this not affront every facet of every other religion in America?
    This mandate is an affront to believers who are among the congregations and to those individuals who may not be affiliated with church but have deep moral sense of conscience. My thought was that if this assault on the Constitution stands unchallenged then all is lost. This adds to his statement in California during the primary about the ‘bitter people clinging to their guns and religion and who have antipathy…’ Where I come from those are fighting words. I sure hope all of conscience THUMP him with more than their bible.
    On tv news it was stated that the Democratic Party actually ended with Joe Lieberman and the party’s refusal of him. Since I am not affiliated with a party; I had not paid any attention to what went on with Lieberman but it seemed to be an interesting thought that had not occurred to me, any truth to it?

  • ShortTermer

    Poster on FB:

    FREE CONTRACEPTIVES for women: take the button off your lover’s shirt and place it between your legs and hold it there. No need for government handouts.

  • turndownobama

    If the mandate is left to stand, then there is no stopping our government from running every aspect of a person’s life.

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

    Which mandate? A mandate for every person to buy insurance — which Hillary also favored? Or a mandate for insurance companies to pay for contraceptives — which does not apply to individual persons, because an insurance company is NOT a person. Unless you believe in Corporate Personhood.

    Between Corporate Personhood and Fertilized Egg Personhood … there is some real danger for real persons.

  • wbboei

    Yes nomobama that is the concern. One of many I might add. But this one is for all the marbles. One more progressive on the court and it is game set match. I can think of no better reason to defeat Obama. I can think of no better issue for a 527 ad–citing that fourth circuit opinion. Will they make such a commercial? Fuck no. No invented here will be their response sub siliento. They are so goddamn smart–smart as Custer at little big horn–holy smoke where did all these indians come from? New Deli of course. Or worse, ask Larry Sabato.

  • wbboei

    Where is Lee Atwater when we need him. Buy the way–typo—I meant not invented here.

  • tim

    Is this just lovely to see? Totalitarianism in its purest and clearest form.

    “Our position is clear. We have set out our policy.”

    All you peasants, all Hail Obama! We speak, create laws, you obey and you listen and shut up.

  • wbboei

    Which mandate? A mandate for every person to buy insurance — which Hillary also favored? Or a mandate for insurance companies to pay for contraceptives — which does not apply to individual persons, because an insurance company is NOT a person. Unless you believe in Corporate Personhood.

    Between Corporate Personhood and Fertilized Egg Personhood … there is some real danger for real persons.
    ———————-
    There are other ways to achieve universal health care than forcing people to buy private insurance which they do not want. The way they have set this thing up creates the trap. The leftists set it up this way to get control over the people and fundamentally alter the relationship between citizens and government. This is why Poosie said we will have to pass it to know what is in it, because by then it is too late.

  • wbboei

    Why don’t these fuckers start examining Sharia law and its beliefs. As long as they want to pick on a Christian religion. Fuck em.

  • wbboei

    Question: is this about a woman’s right to choose–or is it about who pays for the cost of the contraceptive. You can only stretch that argument so far–and after that it becomes a lie.

  • tim

    Hillary in the 90′s wanted a govt run insurance and a mandate with a “health ID card”. I absolutely opposed that, and I volunteered at some repub places to fight it, and was happy to see it defeated.

    However in 08 she had amended the plan, it was at a point of contact, when people needed help and they were not insurance and could not pay, then at that point of contact, they had to get insurance. This way those who are personally responsible will never be a burden & figure out how to pay for things themselves, but those who are not will not be herded to buy a private product until they needed it.
    And Hillary would have never declared war on religious insitutions as OTurd has just done.

    If Hillary had done this nonsense as OTurd did, I would speak out against her then as well. But based on her plan that I read and how she has been researching this for a while, she wanted a more market oriented plan, her plan from the 90′s was not good, her plan from 08 was at the point of contact, so it said indiv mandate but it was not until a person had contact with needing that healthcare, if they never did, no forcing of a mandate. If my understanding of her position is incorrect, then I will speak out against her positions as well.

    And for the record, OTurd outright said NO MANDATE: (he lied about that just like he does about everything else)

  • turndownobama

    There are other ways to achieve universal health care than forcing people to buy private insurance which they do not want. The way they have set this thing up creates the trap. The leftists set it up this way to get control over the people and fundamentally alter the relationship between citizens and government.

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

    Yes, the whole thing should be Single Payer. But imo it’s the Fascists, ie the tools of Wall St, who have set UHC as a mandate to buy a product from a private company.

  • ShortTermer

    His new Chief of Staff, Lew, was on the morning shows this am. Is it just me, or is this man not just absolutely sickening? There was something about the way he talked with his hand that made me think……weirdo [not the word I really thought of].

  • wbboei

    Billy Tauzin brought home the bacon when he outnegotiated Obama on prescription drug care in a deal Obama touted as saving taxpayers $80 billion but in fact cost them $80 billion. But now that they have gotten in bed with the commies, some of those companies may be thinking about the axiom that when you make love to a bear, you do not stop until the bear wants to stop. Any sensible businessman knows you cannot ride this shark. I feel a few verses of dangeld coming on:

    It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: –
    “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ‘em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: –
    “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: –

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!

  • ShortTermer

    No one is even mentioning the other two aspects uncovered in the ObamaCare law; the one that strikes right between the eyes is that Dear Leader will have people ‘reward’ hospitals that keep the cost of serving the elderly in hospitals low, lower, lowest and will deem them ‘efficient’ hospitals. That is one way of getting rid of the government burden of all the aging baby boomers.

    Will we ever get over Pooplosi saying, “We’ve got to pass it, so you will know what is in it.” Would anybody with one iota of sense like what is in it?

  • wbboei

    Will the Catholic Church pay the danegeld? Obama thinks they will. And as I said above if they hold fast, he will have his confederates at CNN and NBC do re-runs of the Catholic priests molesting young boys. Expect it. This is their mo. And when they do it, the media outlets that carry their water must be roundly condemned. I suspect the Catholic Church will fold under that kind of pressure. And therein lies the crime. In my view, the person who pays extortion is in pari delicto.

  • lost democrat

    Jay Cost had a nice explanation of Obama approval bounce. It is only within the Democratic Party. In the article, it states Obama bounce has move him into Dukakis territory.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/morning-jay-what-make-obamas-approval-bounce_617121.html

  • turndownobama

    It’s possible there’s a motive for the drug companies to sell more contraceptives. But I doubt it works that way. With the government getting involved and the insurance companies having to pay for the pills, there will be pressure on the drug companies to bring the price down to something more realistic.

  • wbboei

    ShortTermer
    February 12th, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    ——————————-
    Their solution is death panels. Then they have this microsoft asshole on the other side of our pond who is throwing a big luncheon for the fraud today or tomorrow $10 K a plate so I am told. He must be a bundler because direct payments to a candidate of that magnitude would exceed limits. I asked a guy who knows him what is wrong with this jackass? Does he not see what is happening to the country? Is the that blind? I am told that he is just a socialite–the curse of new money. His wife wants to show off their mansion to friends and show how close they are to the commie. They did the same thing the last time he was in town. This is what paddy4hill was talking about in her fine post here in 2008 which I have posted here a few times since. Here is a refresher course if you are interested–it appears in a chapter Dark Movers:

    2) Progressives: the history of neo-libs aka progressives was provided to me by an American expatriate stationed in China. She posted her excellent insights on the subject in a comment on the website Hillaryis44 on March 26, 2008 under the handle “Paddy4Hill”. Like me, she was a Hillary supporter, who watched in despair as her otherwise sophisticated colleagues fell for “Brand Obama” hook, line and sinker. The title of her posting was “The Rise of the Neo-libs”. She planned to submit it to a Chinese newspaper to explain the Obamania in America, because the Chinese were baffled by it. As her posting was lengthy let me summarize the key points for your perusal.
    As the process of globalization took place, it enriched a small group of young, well educated, liberal minded, high tech savvy, entrepreneurs and highly paid professionals, now often described as middle-class millionaires. They made fortunes through hedge funds, private equity and venture capital. Politically, these middle class millionaires were internationalist in focus, taking extreme positions on the environment, human rights, global working conditions, and a collection of various causes such as Tibetan independence, organic farming, fair trade, and opposition to the World Bank and IMF. They called themselves “progressives”—after the political movement which arose in the late 19th century in response to the excesses of the Gilded Age. The major difference between the original progressive movement and what we have today is the 19th century progressive movement was a working class phenomenon, whereas this movement is an upper middle class construct which is honorific and decorative.
    These new “progressives” formed a working partnership with young radicals–who were the last remains of the Green Movement. They were globalist, anti-establishment and environmental extremist in their leanings. Over the years they became increasingly violent and it culminated in the Seattle WTO riots of 1999. Pursuant to this partnership, the progressives provided the money and the young radicals provided the boots on the ground plus control of the internet. In 2004 they backed Howard Dean, but he failed to win a single state. Thereafter, the progressives made a deal with the aging liberal wing of the Democrat Party. They agreed to support the liberal candidate John Kerry provided the liberals agreed to award the Chairmanship of the Democrat National Committee to their man Howard Dean and the Keynote Speaker address at the 2004 Convention to their man Obama.
    After the 2006 mid-term, the aging liberal establishment swept both houses of Congress, and dared to dream of winning the Presidency. Therefore, the scion of that establishment, Ted Kennedy, cut a secret deal with the progressives to run a progressive candidate, i.e. Obama at the top of the ticket against the centrist candidate Hillary Clinton.
    (My Surmise: this deal was important to Ted personally, because the Kennedy family had been trying for a half century to take credit for the Civil Rights movement. In fact, when JFK was assassinated, NYT reporter and family friend James “Scotty” Reston quoted the demure Jackie as saying: “why did it have to be a little commie bastard? Why could it not have been some white southerner?” In addition, when Hillary mentioned that President Johnson was the one who signed the Civil Rights Act Teddy went ballistic. He believed that if he could put a black politician in the White House, his family would achieve the recognition he coveted, after he had disgraced them by the tragedy at Chappaquiddick a half century earlier).–wb
    (My Note: this was a closely held secret until the middle of the primary when Obama visited a key Clinton supporter Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania and told him that he had better watch what he said about him because it had already been decided that he Obama would be the candidate. Bill Clinton may have known about this deal earlier when the ethically challenged Bill Richardson promised to support Hillary and then reneged.)–wb
    The aging liberals agreed to give candidate Obama the cover and backing of the Democrat establishment, while the student radicals provided control of the internet and the progressives provided the money and media. But in the process, the ageing-liberals who were once the champions of the middle class, made the unholiest deal of all and deserted the middle class. As for the neo-libs, they have little sympathy for the average working American. Their goal was two-fold: first, to prevent the moderates (represented by Hillary Clinton) from retaking the party; and, second, to beat the Republicans in the general election.
    As Senator Clinton often correctly points out, America has never faced such challenges as it does at the present. The stakes have never been higher. The Republican leadership for too long believed that the biggest challenge to their ideals came from Senator Clinton. They are now belatedly realizing that a much more serious threat, this time to the vital interests of the United States, is coming from the progressives, and their man Barack Hussein Obama

  • turndownobama

    Let’s make it a package deal. If we have to follow the Catholic bishops’ policies on contraceptives, let’s follow their other political statements:

    http://www.juancole.com/2012/02/top-ten-catholic-teachings-santorum-rejects-while-obsessing-about-birth-control.html

    Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control
    1. So for instance, Pope John Paul II was against anyone going to war against Iraq I think you’ll find that Rick Santorum managed to ignore that Catholic teaching.

    2.The Conference of Catholic Bishops requires that health care be provided to all Americans. I.e., Rick Santorum’s opposition to universal health care is a betrayal of the Catholic faith he is always trumpeting.

    3. The Catholic Church opposes the death penalty for criminals in almost all situations. (Santorum largely supports executions.)

    4. The US Conference of Bishops has urged that the federal minimum wage be increased, for the working poor. Santorum in the Senate repeatedly voted against the minimum wage.

    5. The bishops want welfare for all needy families, saying “We reiterate our call for a minimum national welfare benefit that will permit children and their parents to live in dignity. A decent society will not balance its budget on the backs of poor children.” Santorum is a critic of welfare.

    6. The US bishops say that “the basic rights of workers must be respected–the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions…”. Santorum, who used to be supportive of unions in the 1990s, has now, predictably, turned against them.

    7. Catholic bishops demand the withdrawal of Israel from Palestinian territories occupied in 1967. Rick Santorum denies that there are any Palestinians, so I guess he doesn’t agree with the bishops on that one.

    8. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops ripped into Arizona’s law on treatment of immigrants[....]

    9. The Bishops have urged that illegal immigrants not be treated as criminals and that their contribution to this country be recognized.

    10. The US Conference of Bishops has denounced, as has the Pope, the Bush idea of ‘preventive war’, and has come out against an attack on Iran in the absence of a real and present threat of an Iranian assault on the US.

  • ShortTermer

    Agreed wbboei, this administration has all the tools it needs to bully everyday Americans through interconnection with Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media; all this in conjunction with having MSM in their back pockets. I guess those young useful idots still think he is their righteous candidate; they will live and learn. He will not go into the night quietly. Google and Facebook have or are in the process of changing their ‘privacy’ laws and they will have access to our biographies from cradle to grave and all our family. All they will need are our medical histories which is what is coming to pass with ObamaCare’s edicts.

  • turndownobama

    [ In Hillary's 08 plan ] it was at a point of contact, when people needed help and they were not insurance and could not pay, then at that point of contact, they had to get insurance.

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

    Yes, that was a much better way to work the details. And in her plan, there would be MANY different sources of insurance the patient could choose from, such as Public Option.

    Still, it WAS an individual mandate, which everyone would run into eventually.

  • turndownobama

    ShortTermer
    February 10th, 2012 at 3:48 am
    The best contraceptive is almost free and likely in every household’s medicine cabinet, it is an aspirin. Just place it between your knees and hold it there…other inanimate objects would work just as well.

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

    But then the Santorum types could have “moral conviction” against any insurance policy offering aspirin! ;-)

  • tim

    “which everyone would run into eventually.”

    Not everyone in this country carries health insurance. I know several people who do not. For many years in the beginning stages of starting my business I had no health insurance, it used to be an incentive, in WWII companies used it as a perk.

    To force people to buy a private product as a requirement of being a US citizen is uncontitutional.
    Either people get this or not, because if forcing a citizen to enter into a contract with a private company is deemed consitutional, there will be massive civil disobedience in this country. There is no longer any bound on the US govt, it is a step closer to a dictatorship.

    Even the British weren’t stupid to do this to the colonies, they taxed on products, they didn’t force the colonies to buy a product and then massively tax that product.

  • turndownobama

    Another statement of the Catholic church that we should accept in their package:

    (11) In 1996 Pope John Paul II declared that evolution was a scientific fact (humans evolved from previous life forms, but God gave humans a soul). In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI said that denying the truth of evolution is an “absurdity”

  • Tony Stark

    Perhaps the Liar-in-Chief is hoping to drive a wedge between the Vatican and the US Catholic Church, counting on Catholic leaders here to roll over and acquiesce to this power grab. He and his puppet master Valerie Jarret are probably hoping that the US Catholic Church will become subservient to the Federal government and secede from the Vatican just like the Catholic church in China.

  • turndownobama

    To force people to buy a private product as a requirement of being a US citizen is uncontitutional.

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

    I tend to agree. So there should be non-private products available, Public Option etc, as in Hillary’s plan.

    Would you try to get a Public Option or Single Payer plan to ban ordinary birth control pills?

  • ShortTermer

    wbboei, a thought just occurred to me. Let me tell you a story; there was a man who had a terminal disease, in this case cancer. Chemo shots rendered him helpless and he would only make it to the couch, no farther, after having one. This was a man who worked all his life, served in WWII, and although no a church goer believed strongly in ‘conscience.’ He often started sentences off when talking about someone else with, “…any man worth his salt…” About the time he would begin feeling somewhat like a human being it would be time for another round of chemo. He stopped chemo saying that he would rather live six weeks pain free and an able man, than to live six years and be useless.
    During the time he was receiving chemo the credit union where he had banked for years and years kept making mistakes on his account. Every time he had to get up off his death bed and go there, stand in line, and ‘explain’ it to them yet again, and he so clearly was not able to do that. The next time he had to battle chemo and the credit union, he went in eyes ablazing stating loudly to the teller, “I have cancer and am going to die anyway….if ya’ll can’t get my account straight and I have to come back in again I will just bring my gun and shoot you.” Now they knew him for years and did not believe he would harm anyone, but they were also a little scared I think. From that day forward all they could say was, “Yes, Sir.” Needless to say, everytime he went into the credit union after that he got better than excellent service.
    I ponder this, if the generation of baby boomers are placed on DEATH PANELS, what will they have to lose by paying it forward? After all a man who already has received a death sentence is not going to worry about a panel.

  • BASIL99

    Mrs. Smith,

    Absolutely BRILLIANT article.

    Mrs. Smith
    February 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Many wonderful strong posts here today. Thanks Tim, Wbboei, ShortTermer, holdthemaccountable, Betty, moononpluto and the other voices of sanity who support thw First Amendment and the Constitution.

    Shorttermer,

    I saw Chu on Meet the Depressed and was SO turmede off by his arrogance. These people must all have the same voice coach because they inevitably sound like opinionate, annoying cretins who have somehow become and absolutely convinced of their relevance. What an a$$. Just like Nanpoop – “You have to pass the bill to see what is in it.” How congress ever passed this POS is beyond me.

    How idiots like poopsie, Reid, Sibelieus, Jarrett, Holder, Rice run this country and have the power they have is like a horror movie that never ends.

    Hopefully Bo and crew will be creamed in November and we can pick up the pieces, restore individual rights to Buy OR NOT BUY products the government mandates we MUST buy.

    Tim, very sad about your business. BOL.

  • BASIL99

    “I have cancer and am going to die anyway….if ya’ll can’t get my account straight and I have to come back in again I will just bring my gun and shoot you.”

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT quote!

  • BASIL99

    FWIW (and NO – it is NOT an endorsement) Santorum was on MTP this morning and I thought he was quite strong. His answers were good, he didn’t take himself too seriously, he did not flinch from the inevitable social issues questions and he gave as good as he got.

    The one thing I DO like about Santorum is unlike the other candidates (except Paul) he does not look or sound desperate or rushed. It’s like MR and even Newt to some degree know this is their last ride on the merry-go-round while Santorum, maybe because he’s younger? – just doesn’t seem to give a flying flip.

    No matter what his faults both personally and policy-wise at least I feel he is authentic. For now.

  • BASIL99

    Oh Jeezus – I meant Jack Lew, not Chu.

  • moononpluto

    Whitney Houston’s 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was just rushed to Cedears-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles … TMZ has learned.

    According to our sources … Bobbi was taken out of the Beverly Hilton, where Whitney died yesterday, on a stretcher.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ police and fire responded to a call for a medical emergency, but would not confirm who was transported.

  • ShortTermer

    Basill99, Santorum looks like one of my brothers. He is sincere about his beliefs and that alone is refreshing over what we have in the WH now. I am amazed that fewer than 6,000 votes were cast in the Maine caucuses. If the Romney fellows are crowing about 6,000 votes, then what is it all about? That is a smaller number than a city. Seems almost comical to me.

  • ShortTermer

    Basil99, oh, I thought you meant Che. lol

  • BASIL99

    6,000 votes.,

    Outageous that so much stock is given to such small turnouts. There has to be a better system.

  • turndownobama

    Tim,

    It’s not your fault that the current system makes health care something to be provided by employers. That’s plain wrong. The employers should not be in the loop at all. You should not be put in the middle between your own beliefs and what your potential employees want for their personal health and their own convictions. That’s an issue that’s way above the employers’ pay grade.

    You as an employer should not have to limit your pool of employees to those who are willing to accept your beliefs about their private personal lives. And a person looking for a job should be free to work for any firm that has a job and actual job-related practices that suit them. Their choice of job should not involve the personal whims of the employer!

    The whole current system is feudalistic! Some workers are in effect bound to a particular company because their children need its particular insurance plan.

    Imo what we all should be attacking is the whole principle of employer-provided insurance.

    One attack would be to go to Single Payer or some National Health Service paid openly out of the general tax fund.

    Another attack would be to look at why so much insurance is needed at all: what’s going on with hospital costs and billing. Up till the 90s my family had no problem with buying economical private insurance that covered everything that happened (including some long hospital stays). Then there came ‘catastrophic medical coverage’ — again affordable.

    Then the big insurance companies (and the hospitals?) started wanting ‘plans’ — ie some gatekeeper to pass before you could even see a specialist, and some list of ‘in plan’ doctors, hospitals,l etc. — Again, feudalistic.

    I wonder what Ron Paul has to say about the feudalistic aspect of this. ;-)

  • ShortTermer

    There was a photo someone on my FB from back home posted; they were with Big Dawg at the Clinton Foundation. Big Dawg (and there can only be ONE dog) looked so thin. Nevertheless he had his arms on the shoulders of the couple and a big big smile. They were proud enough of the photo that they posted it for others to see.

  • turndownobama

    This Ron Paul website has some good ideas, but they are sort of low level and scattered. There’s no coordinated solution for the whole problem.


    http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/health-care/
    But in many cases, insured individuals aren’t much better off either. In comparison to the exorbitant insurance premiums they pay, the medical care they receive is often very poor.
    Additionally, due to the government-enforced monopolies of HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and pharmaceutical companies, many patients will never even hear about some of the most effective and non-invasive treatment methods. These natural and inexpensive ways of regaining one’s health are being suppressed by the FDA and the medical establishment not because of safety concerns (they’ve been around for hundreds of years), but because they cannot be patented and would therefore cut into the pharmaceutical industry’s profits.
    The current system is most definitely broken, and it must eventually be abolished if we want to regain both our health and our freedom.
    But Obamacare is the worst possible answer.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Can you imagine Bobby Brown hears his x-wife has passed away and he doesn’t drop everything, Show or no Show, to be with his devastated daughter.

    pond scum!

  • ABM90

    Short Termer: Santorum is well remembered in PA.He was the senate most prolific Earmarker and a very do little political gravy train in for the money not for what he could do for his constituants.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Oh- no- what will the children say?
    Thanks Mom- you dodged a bullet!
    ________________

    What happens to global warming science when the Earth refuses to warm?

    Global warming: Been there, done that. Forward-looking folks are adjusting their fretting machinery now to something called Cycle 25. Button up your overcoats. Ice is on the way.

    Global warming, which was mostly a scam invented by researchers looking for government grants, is over. The great warming phenomenon, which was supposed to have sent polar bears to vacation in Miami Beach by now, ended in 1997.

    Britain’s Met Office, which tracks weather and makes forecasts, and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, the source of much global warming research (some of it faked, some of it not), agree, according to the London Daily Mail, that Planet Earth could even be heading for an icy patch “to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the [frozen-over] Thames in the 17th century.” They call this Cycle 25.

    The report of the findings in Old Blighty follows an op-ed essay in the Wall Street Journal, signed by 16 eminent scientists, including both physicists and other climate researchers, that the panic promoted over global warming is not now, and never has been, shared by “large numbers of scientists, many very prominent.”

    More here… h.. w.. washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/31/pruden-when-the-earth-refuses-to-warm/

    “World temperatures may end up a lot cooler than now for 50 years or more. It will take a long battle to convince some climate scientists that the sun is important. It may well be that the sun is going to demonstrate this on its own, without the need for their help.”—Henrik Svensmark, Denmark’s National Space Institute. Mail on Sunday, 29 January 2012

    “Nature is about to carry out a very interesting experiment. Ten or 15 years from now, we will be able to determine much better whether the warming of the late 20th Century really was caused by man-made CO2, or by natural variability.”—Pal Brekke, Norwegian Space Centre, Mail on Sunday, 29 January 2012

    “If temperatures continue to stay flat or start to cool again, the divergence between the models and recorded data will eventually become so great that the whole scientific community will question the current theories. The real issue is whether the model itself is accurate.”—Nicola Scafetta, Duke University, It’s already happened.

    They changed the name to ‘Climate Change’.

    instead of global warming,it could be about the possible freezing or raining in the Sahara,ask the scientists or the weather forecasters,they never get anything wrong.

    The US government has spent over $ 79 billion since 1989 on policies related to climate change. Where do we go to get our money back?

    Seventy-Nine Billion dollars of Taxpayer money wasted..

    h..//scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/climate_money.html

    http://blog.governmentgrantsfor.org/what-happens-to-global-warming-science-when-the-earth-refuses-to-warm/

    —————

    They just keep on disseminating falsehoods. The facts mean nothing to them. After all they are the elite. They have the degrees. The Buck Stops when you are Taxed for the air you breathe!

  • BASIL99

    Tim,

    Aren’t you glad to hear from the resident expert that your business’s problems are not your fault?

    :roll:

  • BASIL99

    Energy expert on why Solyndra is the ‘tip of the iceberg’

    Has the Obama administration learned anything from losing millions of dollars in the solar energy company Solyndra? Not that much, says the Institute for Energy Research’s Dan Kish, an expert in the field.

    “Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg,” Kish said. “Other companies have failed. They haven’t made as big a splash as Solyndra. Other companies are going to fail.”
    Look for the full interview with Kish Monday morning at The Daily Caller.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/11/energy-expert-on-why-solyndra-is-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-video/#ixzz1mDWqHIQm

  • Shadowfax

    Are any of you East Cost Big Pinkers going to watch the Grammy’s tonight? If so, does it start soon?

    Even though it is filmed here in CA we have to wait three hours to see the filmed version here???? What’s up with that? &%545!!

    Many will sing Whitney’s songs.

  • BASIL99

    O.M.G! Is this real? A 1995 interview with BHO about DOMF and he says his grandfather was considered “unclean” by his African family when he adopted western garb and attitudes. (around 9:00).

    Apparently these clips were available in November 2011 but this is the first I have seen them. I pulled them up while looking for more info about Breitbart’s new videos.

    BO quotes: “I didn’t come here (to Chicago) because I needed a job. I came here because I heard there were problems in the neighborhood.”

    He calls his grandparents “prototypical average Midwestern Americans.”
    He bashes his family. Sounds bitter.

    Interviewer calls his life a “Jason and the Golden Fleece” type Greek tragedy.
    Says color a big deal in Hawaii. Calls Hawaiians race POV “pure ignorance.” Blames his grandmother for not wanting to say she was ” hustled” by a big black man. What a POS. What a traitor to his family. He has felt aggrieved his entire life and now gets to play out his adolescent drama in the grandest position on the biggest stage of all – the Whitehouse.

    What a self-indulgent, egotistical fothermucker.

    Says “I was often the only person of African extraction in Indonesia and Hawaii.”
    Oh boo-hoo-hoo. When his daddy returns to Kenya the government changed and it seems he’s been “born in the wrong tribe.”

    His grandfather was born in 1895 and became the first person in his village to encounter white people. He was told by his family he was unclean coz he wore western clothes.

    “If you don’t like what I’ve done after a year I will quit,” he says about his first year as a “community organizer.” Where have we heard that line? In fact, much of the narrative is exactly the same as the lines he spews today. Practice? In 1995? To become POTUS?

    Says “The men I graduated with went on to Wall Street.” Asks if they would they have the opportunity to go to college if there had not been affirmative action?

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/17/early-video-of-obama-surfaces-from-harvard-law-school-era/

    There’s also another short clip at the link allegedly while he was Editor at HLR talking about black history.

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    In a single word – No. I have zero interest.

    And while WH was a great singer, enough already. She killed herself with a drug OD, from what I have read. Yes, she had a great voice but from the wall-to-wall coverage on MSM you would think a POTUS had passed.

    It’s a convenient distraction for the POTUS, IMHO.

    Sorry to sound so cynical but just think of all the air time this is gonna get, especially during black history month. Just think of all the crocodile tears – oh well, sorry if I sound too cynical but honestly –

    Apologies in advance for my disinterest. The clip of her singing the SSB was glorious.

  • Shadowfax

    Basil99

    Drug overdose, they won’t know if that is true or not for 6-8 weeks when the toxicology reports come back. The autopsy was just finished hours ago.

    I wasn’t trying to encourage anyone to watch the Grammy’s just wondered if east coast would see it live while us CA folks have to wait 3 more hours.

  • tim

    BASIL99
    February 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    LOL.

    Those videos you sent, I wonder if those are the same videos Breitbart was speaking of, I would think not, since he said he was going to release them in the future, and the one you posted has been around since november of last year.

    Yep, like you say, what a piece of work this racist baiting fool is, the evidence is all there.

  • tim

    meant to say the video link you posted.

  • admin

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

  • Mrs. Smith

    “It’s a convenient distraction for the POTUS, IMHO.”
    ________

    Really! Earlier, I read a comment from an nbc viewer- Breaking News broke into the Charlie Brown Valentine’s Day Special with a long drawn out explanation of the interruption finally saying: “Whitney Houston has died”. The commentator presumably a Mom, wrote with justified outrage: “this is a children’s show. What on earth were they thinking?”… She said, you would think the announcement was the POTUS had been assassinated!

    “Never let a crisis go to waste!”

  • holdthemaccountable

    Perhaps we are in a time-out for statements not particularly complimentary to our upbringing or station in life.

  • holdthemaccountable

    White House Schedule – February 20, 2012 | The White House

    No public schedule.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/complete

  • holdthemaccountable

    Over the top. Brit journalism responsible for Tea Party dissing, and Tea Party responsible for declining American favoritism in UK? [Caveat: Not certain I have analysis correct. I did not the read entire piece - it may be too heavy for my Tea Party mind.]
    ———————-
    ..we can still legitimately look down on our American counterparts because they are overrun by Tea Party fanatics. While President Obama’s election helped lift U.S. favorability from 51 percent in 2007 to a peak of 69 percent in 2009, the rise of the Tea Party has reversed the trend. Coverage of the conservative movement has informed the average Brit’s understanding of the American mindset, U.S. favorability fell back to 61 percent in 2011 following Tea Party electoral successes.

    It’s little wonder why. Countless articles and videos, from journalists like Matthew Norman of The Independent and Gary Younge of The Guardian, have portrayed the Tea Party as hillbillies who firmly believe that Obama is a native of Kenya. For many in their audience, this resonates with a deep-seated sense of superiority to Americans. It’s a common problem across Europe, according to Joseph Joffe, editor of Die Zeit. He notes that Europeans believe “America is the land of intolerant, fundamentalist religion, with screaming televangelists calling homosexuals Satan’s semen-drenched acolytes, while Europe is charting a path toward enlightened secularism….”
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/how-uk-coverage-of-the-presidential-race-feeds-anti-americanism/253318/

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    February 20th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Perhaps we are in a time-out for statements not particularly complimentary to our upbringing or station in life.
    _____________

    Of course- the last time we went through this was because of a pileon by the same suspects on me- a concerted effort of a particular group of posters to run-off long time posters accusing us of doing exactly what they are doing TO us. All admin has to do is scroll back and read the comments affirming the blog is being gamed by a clique prevailing in the last forum they ruined.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Gallup: Reagan and Clinton are favorite presidents

    Americans believe Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton will be judged the best presidents of the past four decades, the Gallup Poll is reporting.

    At least 6 in 10 respondents say Reagan and Clinton will be considered an above average or outstanding president, Gallup said.

    http://www.wbir.com/national/article/206401/16/Gallup-Reagan-and-Clinton-are-favorite-presidents

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    February 20th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    No Public Schedule… really!

    http://hillaryunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/yet-another-taxpayer-funded-vacation-for-michelle-obama/

  • Finally figured out how to register for this site to comment. Thanks for your great punditry. This take on Whitney Houston is both original and insightful — and a good example of the reason Hillaryis44 is one of my favorite sites. I am glad to be able to share my thoughts here during the 2012. I am hoping America manages to kick Obama “in the Jimmy” figuratively this November.