Obamination Anniversary: Corpse Of Trayvon Martin Abused By Barack Obama To Hide From Heathcare Scam Anniversary

Today is the second year anniversary of the horrid and hated Obama heath scam passage into law. Did Barack Obama celebrate and trumpet his singular “achievement”? No. Barack Obama chose instead to mutilate the corpse of Trayvon Martin by saying that kid resembles him. What an insult to the dead!

This miserable creature called Barack Obama is without shame. The Associated Press wrote last week about Obama’s use of his daughters for political gain:

“He’s cited Sasha and Malia, now 10 and 13, in discussing everything from the rescue of an American aid worker from Somali pirates to the touchy subject of public access to emergency contraception. His daughters also are prominent in a family photo being used by his re-election campaign. [snip]

Obama said at a news conference that he’d called Fluke after Limbaugh made his comments “because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don‘t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re good citizens.”

Invoking his daughters is a way for Obama to bring big issues down to human scale, in a disarming way. It also is a reminder to Americans of the president’s photogenic family, a priceless political asset in an election year.

The Obamas can be fiercely protective of their daughters’ privacy in some ways, complaining if the girls are photographed while out on their own, for example. But they’ve been more than willing to keep bringing them up in the national conversation and to keep them in the minds of voters as the general election approaches.”

This past week most Big Media news organizations actually removed news stories already published about an Obama daughter traipsing off to a Mexico vacation, earthquake included. So Obama exploits the daughters and Big Media scrubs references to them that do not flatter Barack Obama.

Exploitation of his daughters (is this “pimping” your daughters? as Obama lovin’ and protectin’ MSNBC once accused Hillary Clinton of doing?) apparently is not enough. Now Obama is entering the various realms of necrophilia as he exploits the dead Trayvon Martin.

Today, Barack Obama weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case. “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon” Obama said. It’s always about Barack to Barack.

Barack started his statement by noting he is the head of the Executive branch of government. It’s always about Barack. Then Barack proceeded to exploit the death of Trayvon. It should be noted that the Obama White House spokesmen have not commented all week on the Trayvon Martin case. [That might have been a smarter policy because the attempts to make this shooting a “racist” case (or as Geraldo does, blame the hoodie) might face some difficulty as the shooter is a Latino who comes from a multi-racial family and the facts on the case as presented by Big Media reports conflict with statements from the Latino Zimmerman family.]

A few minutes before the press conference began Josh Earnest of the press office approached the NBC JournoLister present and whispered something into his ear. The NBC JournoLister later asked Obama about Trayvon. Yes, we are implying this was a set up question designed to exploit the death of Trayvon Martin. It was the race card with a personal twist from a twisted personality that “occupies” the White House as if it were Zoo-cotti Park.

Why did Obama posthumously adopt Trayvon Martin? It’s a Friday adoption to make Americans forget about the Obamination Anniversary:

“Friday marked the second year anniversary of the passage of President Barack Obama’s controversial healthcare law referred to by many as “Obamacare.”

Next week, the law goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on whether the law violates the Constitution.

One of the major sticking points to Obama’s contentious healthcare overhaul is the requirement that all Americans must buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty.

Recent polls show three out of every five Americans oppose that mandate.

The White House was noticeably silent on the law’s two-year anniversary.

The Supreme Court takes up the law Monday to hear arguments on whether it’s constitutional.”

Two years ago Joe Biden said it was a “big f*cking deal”. Now it is without doubt a big f*cking disaster and Trayvon Martin will be hoist onto an Al Sharpton flatbed truck for an Obama adoption ceremony in order to avoid the “big f*cking disaster” getting discussed.

Today in a typically biased-towards-Obama article, Politico states those assumptions by Democrats on Obamacare were way off. Politico JournoListers did everything they could to help Obama pass his health scam two years ago and now even they have to admit we were right and they were wrong. Big f*cking wrong.

Barack Obama wants to posthumously adopt Trayvon Martin as his own today rather than discuss his own soon to be dead ultimate “achievement”. Others are not ignoring the Obamination Anniversary. Some are marking Obamacare’s Anniversary:

“On Wednesday, The Hill reported that Barack Obama wouldn’t do anything to celebrate the two-year anniversary of ObamaCare, his signature legislative achievement.  That might have to do with the fact that a majority of voters wants it repealed, and even a plurality of Democrats (48%) want it rolled back in whole or in part.  Still, just because Obama wants to be a party pooper doesn’t mean that others aren’t celebrating.  The RNC, for instance, has this brief spot called “ObamaCare’s Lonely Birthday,” but which could also be titled, “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To”:



The Barack Obama lies on his signature Obamination are coming home to roost. The “cost curve” has not been bent downwards, as promised. Prices are soaring.



Next week the Supreme Court will begin its review of the Obamination. Barack Obama did not want to spend the Friday before that review begins on Monday engaged in a public discussion of how hated the Obamination is. That’s why Obama dredged up the body of Trayvon Martin today.

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  1. @Admin A few minutes before the press conference began Josh Earnest of the press office approached the NBC JournoLister present and whispered something into his ear. The NBC JournoLister later asked Obama about Trayvon. Yes, we are implying this was a set up question designed to exploit the death of Trayvon Martin.

    A commenter on Althouse heard Fox’s Ed Henry say the same thing.
    Ed Henry, White House reporter, said the asst WH communications guy, Josh Earnest, came out before Obama took the podium and whispered to the NBC reporter who later asked the question.

  2. I think Obama is getting nervous the SCOTUS’ decision will make or break his re-election chances. For him and Holder to take the time getting involved in the Trayvon investigation is very telling-

  3. And then this…

    This may be considered a provocative topic… but it needs to be reviewed for the info it contains. The latest declarations coming from the Muslim hierarchy. You will not see this news elsewhere in conventional mainstream or newspapers.. Need to know what is going on for all our sakes…
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    Time to Air Muslim Violence Against Christians

    Did you read about Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and his call this month to “destroy all the churches of the region?”

    You might think that’s big news – big enough to garner some attention from America’s leading media – especially because the Grand Mufti is among the Muslim world’s leading authorities. He is President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas, according to the Middle East Forum’s Raymond Ibrahim.

    A Kuwaiti delegation had asked the Grand Mufti about a Kuwaiti parliament member’s call for the “removal” of churches in his country, later clarified to a ban on new ones. In response, the Grand Mufti called it “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” He reportedly relied on the famous tradition, or “hadith,” that the Prophet Mohammed ruled on his deathbed, “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.”

    But, the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today apparently didn’t find it newsworthy. It was relegated to conservative media (e.g., Washington Times, FOX online), Muslim-focused websites, and lots of blogs.

    However appalling, mainstream media reticence to cover that news is understandable in one sense. Its coverage would force public discussion of dicey issues that challenge the political correctness that all-too-often pervades our thinking about relations between the West and the Muslim world.

    We’d have to ask the inconvenient question of whether the Grand Mufti’s call is but one element of a “war on Christians” across the Muslim world.

    And if we did that, we’d have to ask whether such intolerance, and the violence against Christians that has swept Muslim-dominated nations in recent months, reflects a fringe element or more mainstream attitudes.

    Consider the events of recent weeks (as drawn from the monthly compilation that Ibrahim categorizes under “Muslim Persecution of Christians”):

    “Half of Iraq’s indigenous Christians are gone due to the unleashed forces of jihad,” he wrote. Many fled to Syria where, alas, “Christians are experiencing a level of persecution unprecedented in the nation’s modern history.”

    Meanwhile, 100,000 Christian Copts have fled Egypt since Hosni Mubarak’s downfall unleashed Islamic forces, while 95 percent of Christians have left northern Nigeria where the Islamist group Boko Haram has been slaughtering them. The group announced recently that it’s planning a “war on Christians” in the coming weeks to, a spokesman said, “end the Christian presence in our push to have a proper Islamic state.”

    Elsewhere of late, a dozen armed Muslim men stormed a church in Pakistan, seriously wounding several Christians; armed men ransacked a church in Algeria after threatening and attacking the pastor and his wife repeatedly since 2007; and 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned Christian tourists on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    Muslims attacked one pastor with acid and shot another in Uganda; Al-Shababb Muslims beheaded a Muslim convert to Christianity in Somalia (marking the third such beheading there in recent months); and Iran sentenced a Christian convert to two years in prison, arrested as many as 10 others while they met to worship at a home, and is preparing to execute a pastor for refusing to renounce Christianity.

    One person who is not afraid to term the violence a “war on Christians” is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the former Somali Muslim who fled to the West, served in the Dutch Parliament, wrote the controversial film “Submission,” and lives in hiding in the United States due to her views about Islam.

    “We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Springs’s fight against tyranny,” she wrote in a February 6 piece for The Daily Beast. “But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway – an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke a global alarm.”

    Hirsi Ali is a polarizing figure, so we shouldn’t be surprised that her piece drew fire from such individuals as Joyce Dubensky, CEO of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, and John Esposito, Founding Director of Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

    Yes, they agreed, anti-Christian violence in Muslim lands is real. But, they said, Christians are not the only minorities who face attack, nor is Islam the only religion with fundamentalists who espouse violence. Phrases like “war on Christians,” they said, are inflammatory and overblown.

    With violence against Christians mounting across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia – with thousands dead and millions fearing they may be next – this seems like an issue that deserves some attention.

    Unfortunately, America’s top newspapers find it too hot to handle. But, the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today apparently didn’t find it newsworthy.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/03/23/time_to_air_muslim_violence_against_christians_113595.html

    Lawrence J. Haas was Communications Director and Press Secretary for Vice President Al Gore. He writes widely about foreign and domestic affairs.

  4. “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon” Obama said.

    ———–
    It is a powerful line expressing a nice sentiment. But he is the wrong messenger because we know he does not mean it. He likes to say it because it sounds good to a lot of people and he knows it. But he can’t go too far as he needs Hispanic vote too and he is very well aware of it.

  5. Frankenstein Turns Two [Truman North] ( good post on ACE about the failure of the Repubs)
    —Open Blogger

    I am really surprised that the blog here allowed the second anniversary of the passage of Obamacare to pass without any sort of comemmoration at all.

    While pretty much everything democrats said about it was a lie, and pretty much everything its opponents said about it has come true, there’s one group that’s left out of that prognosticating checklist: House Republicans.

    On several occasions, and as recently as a year ago, the leadership have promised to defund the fluker. As the holders of the federal purse strings, they had every ability to just. not. pay. for. its. implementation.

    But as you may have already realized, implementation proceeds apace.

    In other words, they fluking lied about it. THIS. The whole reason they’re +67 House seats and closed the gap in the Senate.

    We as a nation didn’t send them there out of some sense of fairness or because we’re feeling better about the color red on our electoral maps than we did in 2008. We sent them there to stop this fluker.

    And in the one capacity where they could have done so, no questions asked, they simply failed to act.

    If you were to ask Bone-Or and Can’t-Or about it, they might candidly tell you that they didn’t think it was a wise move because they would then be blamed for “shutting down the government” when the Senate and president and especially the blood-libel media pitched a fit over it. Yes, Bone-Or and Can’t-Or probably would be blamed for it.

    But that’s what we sent you to do, your equivocating, feckless pantywaists: Stop it or die trying. Stop it. Or die trying.

    This kind of political cowardice is unacceptable. It’s the reason I am personally bearish on the prospect of the Republicans spending any political capital whatsoever in an attempt to repeal Obamacare. It’s why when we hear the term “repeal and replace,” depsite the fact nobody outside of the Beltway wants it replaced by anything any federal actor might come up with. They continue to insist upon the term. Even the Tea Party reps use it. Almost as if they’ve already given up on the prospect of just getting out of the way.

    “Almost”? No. They haven’t given up on the idea, because they’ve never contemplated it. They’ve never contemplated giving up power, just like Megan McCain has never contemplated going through the day without carrying an extra bag of chocolate muffins in her pocket, just in case.

    I’m hoping the question ain’t rhetorical: if House Republicans won’t stand up to Obamacare now, then when?

  6. Glenn Thrush of Politico is an embarrassment when he writes nonsensical, nonfactual, rubbish like this:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74408.html

    Barack Obama has a reputation for calculation and diffidence — at times well deserved — but on Friday he again demonstrated his instinctive gift for confronting the ugly, divisive, emotional issues that more squeamish politicians evade.

    The shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, by a neighborhood watch member in Florida, apparently for nothing more than wearing a hoodie and buying candy on the wrong block, would be an incident any president would want to handle gingerly, if at all.

    That would seem especially true for a half-white, half-black president who has often dealt with race, especially his own, like unexploded ordnance — ancient, buried, but still capable of inflicting great damage.

    Obama has seldom directly addressed the issue of race since his famous Philadelphia speech on the topic in 2008 — and he never does unless it’s in the service of the larger point of national unity. And instead of talking about racial issues from the traditional political frame, he talks about it as a family matter to defuse the tension and, from his perspective, elevate the argument.

    So much is wrong with this we fear Thrush can never be shown reality.

  7. Latest from the Insider:

    UM: Please update on the progress of the Fast and Furious investigation – primarily the status of Attorney General Eric Holder’s job security.

    Insider: We continue to be assured the ducks are being lined up to remove Holder. Just like you I am hopeful but also hoping I’m not being lied to on this. Nothing I have heard yet indicates I should be worried. But I still worry. Part of the job I guess. It was decided some months ago to push the issue out closer to the election. Not by me. I don’t have that kind of power of course. I was told by parties with access to those who do have that kind of power. I assume you noted the promotion of Mr. West? As I said, there is positioning going on with the AG office “just in case”. And I also assume you noted the testing of the waters for the Cali AG for Supreme Court? If not you need to be up to speed. It all ties in with what I shared with you already. If Obama gets his second term and the Democrats keep the Senate, a whole lot of the agenda is gonna fall in place. Very bad. Probably worse than any of us even realize.
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    UM: Are you willing to comment on the Arpaio investigation? The allegations of a forged birth certificate and selective service and social security?

    Insider: We are all aware of it. Media blackout of course, but lots of chatter. Be cautious though. Still questions regarding if legitimate or not. Could be. Certainly possible. There is something there on that subject I just don’t know what it is. And I have looked into it. Nobody inside wants to speak of it. ??? Haven’t pushed it for a while. Will poke around it again and see if anyone is willing to talk. I am focused on the election though. Can’t waste too much time trying to run that thing down. Sorry. But if I hear something I will pass it along.

    Watch for any information on the Supreme Court Obamacare case though. Starts soon and then a decision should drop by early summer. Could alter the entire landscape of the campaign. For better or worse. More ulcers on the way for me.

    UM: I am getting multiple reports of Obama fundraising concerns. -Name Deleted- involved?

    Insider: Yes. And proving extremely effective. Even got word on pressure mounting against Bernanke as well. Wants rate hike sooner vs later. Don’t understand the logistics of why but apparently involves at least one of the board members. He really does dislike Bernanke. Not sure the history of that he gets the old man riled up and he really doesn’t rile easily. You know that.

    Somewhat related to that even though you didn’t ask is information on the Israel situation. Gas prices. The Obama people have come up with what they call a “win-win” scenario. If prices continue to go up blame Israel even if no bombing of Iran nuclear plants takes place. Blame Israel for contributing to unrest. If Israel does act, then give verbal support while also blaming both Israel and Iran for gas prices going up. And blame the oil companies of course. So regardless of Iran being bombed or not, Israel and the Middle East unrest is to blame for the gas prices. Not Obama. Never Obama.

    Not saying what they have come up with is a good plan politically. It does show panic over the gas price issue. Real genuine panic. That’s good. Now we got to get the Republican leadership on point with the message. They are terrible at it. Very splintered and that worries me. Multiple directions and no clear message. You really have no idea how bad they are at this. Scary bad. Constant reminder of why I never wanted to be a Republican. If this is their best and brightest then God help us all.

    UM: Will Romney get the nomination and if so are you satisfied with that outcome?

    Insider: Yes on the first and I hope so on the second. His campaign team has been a bit off lately. They need to get their game on and be ready for Obama. Like I told you many times before. It’s going to be brutal. Did you notice the Florida shooting? The story of the Black teenager? How the media has been on that 24/7 and trying so hard to convince people America has this terrible racial problem? Bullsh-t. America has an Obama problem right now. That’s its biggest problem. And of course Occupy is coming back. The convention is going to be a mess. That’s what they want.

    UM: Can you comment on what we discussed briefly regarding another planned event by the Obama operatives? The real one this time? Not the practice run that you described the other event as being? The one you correctly warned was coming?

    Insider: No. That topic is not a good idea at this time. It will be summer. Before the Democratic convention. That is all I know for certain at this time and I am not comfortable even sharing that with you. Sorry. I don’t think you should include this. Too little information I can share. Not productive. Your call though.

    UM: The conflict between the military and the Obama administration that you spoke of last year is really playing out now. How bad do you think it will get?

    Insider: It already is very bad. Most of what is going on is being contained in-house but I have a source. Retired. 30 odd years. Has a ton of contacts still active. They are indicating things are not good. Actually glad you asked this question. Forgot about something they had told me about a month ago. Some strange things being passed around tied in w/military operations. Domestic. At home. That has people upset. Rank and file conflicts. Now this is not the first time I”ve been told similar things. Goes as far back as maybe 20 yrs ago. But then it would get quiet. This time it’s not getting quiet. Tinfoil hat stuff but this guy don’t talk sh-t. They are the real deal. So I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground on that and suggest you do the same. Was going to ask -name deleted- about it but haven’t yet. If you talk to them first bring it up. Might be what got him so pissed off against the administration? Just guessing but maybe? That and the Israeli situation. Or more? Don’t know.

    UM: Give me odds of Eric Holder stepping down from the DOJ before the end of summer.

    Insider: 70% Holder is gone by then. But so much depends on the Republicans. Too much. But like I said, nothing I have seen tells me that it isn’t moving in the direction we want it to. It’s just been slow. As in kicking my ass slow. But you know that.

    UM: Odds of Obama losing re-election in November?

    Insider: Right now it’s 50/50. By the time we’re done hoping to have him down to about a 180-200 electoral vote margin. No joke. That’s my goal and I’m burning the candle at both ends to make it happen. Writing my own checks on this thing too. Might bankrupt me in the end so buy the book so I don’t end up on the street.

    Kidding. Almost.

    UM: You decide what to end on.

    Insider: Got a little insider story for you. Told you Obama was way over confident. As in head up the ass over confident. It’s freaking people out. His staff is worried about gas prices and the Middle East and the poll #s, which like I told you, are actually a lot lower than the published #s. By almost ten points. Huge difference. But Obama has been on the road so much he believes his own applause. He is waiving off the concern. The guy loves the crowds. Maybe its more than just that? Don’t know. It’s weird though. Get him for a couple days at the White House and he turns pissy. Snarly was the actual term told to me. Snarly. “Get me out of here”. That is what he tells them. So off he goes flying here and there. This crowd to that crowd. Loves it. The First Lady same thing. The two have not been under the same roof for more than a few days at a time in months now. I’m starting to think the only reason he’s running for re-election is to be able to run for re-election. The actual job he cares even less about than we thought. He likes the agenda falling in place but he hates the job. Hates the White House. Hates America.

    Too much there at the end? No. That’s the truth.

    I won’t be available for at least a week. Will try to schedule a face to face after that. Will be in touch.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/03/22/white-house-insider-america-doesnt-have-a-racial-problem-america-has-an-obama-problem/

  8. The picture of “Zimmerman” on Drudge shows a very Hispanic looking Hispanic, not a “White Hispanic”, what the hell is that anyway? My kids are half Hispanic and I have never heard that term. Me thinks the MM got caught with their racist foot in their mouth. They thought they had a 50 year old White guy. As8HATS!

  9. Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200

    Breaking: Corzine personally authorized the taking of customer funds to cover MFG’s overdrawn margin accounts……sickening.

  10. “So much is wrong with this we fear Thrush can never be shown reality.”
    _____________

    For sure- The Beer Summit and Obama’s automatic condemnation of the specially trained police officer, head of his dept., trained in dealing with situations exactly as happened addressing racial matters in the Boston area.

    Obama’s cue-in defending the outrageous behavior of a racist Harvard professor Henry Gates crying foul accusing the PD of racial harassment…

    It would be fine with me if Obama’s only constituency was the AA community.. it is .. but it isn’t as far as other ethnicities are concerned. Then again, Hispanics are for the most part Catholic which brings us to another bump in the road.

  11. Oscar-Winning Producer Presents ‘2016’: Investigative Obama Documentary

    Director Steven Spielberg, who donated more than $87,000 to the Democratic Party in the last election cycle, has a co-producer who feels a little differently than he does about President Barack Obama.

    Meet Gerald R. Molen: Spielberg’s co-producer on Hollywood blockbusters such as “Schindler’s List,” “Jurassic Park” and “Minority Report.” Molen is the driving force behind “2016,” a documentary — based on “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” a book written by Dinesh D’Souza — about President Obama scheduled to hit theaters this summer.

    Molen promises, that like D’Souza’s book, the film will take viewers deep into the heart and mind of our president, a leader he contends is unique in the course of our nation’s history because of his far-left radical views.

    The film’s trailer debuted at CPAC 2012 earlier this year and was followed by a moving speech by D’Souza himself. The film’s, as explained by D’Souza, is simple: Obama is not a traditional Democrat like Bill Clinton and Michael Dukakis. Nor is Obama akin to left-wing liberals such as John Kerry or Jimmy Carter.

    (the video at this site is pretty interesting)

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/21/oscar-winning-producer-vets-obama-2016

  12. Good article from Americans for Tax Reform:

    Obamacare’s Tax War on Women

    Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and employers. Five are especially-harmful for women, be they Moms, singles, or retirees.

    The jobs-killing Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and employers. Many of these tax increases fall on families making less than $250,000–a direct violation of candidate Obama’s promise not to raise “any form” of taxes on these families. In less than a week, the second anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law will take place. The Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare next week.

    Out of the 20 new or higher taxes in Obamacare, here are the five that most hurt women:
    Individual Mandate non-compliance excise tax. Under Obamacare, if you do not purchase “qualifying health insurance” by 2014, you face an excise tax mandate which reaches at least 2.5 percent of adjusted gross income by 2016. Women will be forced to spend money on health insurance that they may neither need nor want. Some may find that their existing health insurance, which they like, is suddenly deemed “not qualified” by the government. This mandate endangers the ability of women to keep their own doctors and their own health insurance plan. What was that President Obama said? “If you like your plan, you can keep it.”

    “Cadillac plan” excise tax.

    Obamacare imposes in 2018 a 40 percent excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans (defined as premiums exceeding $10,200 for singles and $27,500 for families). Some women want or need higher cost plans due to chronic health conditions, growing families, or other essential healthcare needs. To tax women who have the highest healthcare costs is a cruel double blow.

    Medicine Cabinet Tax.

    This tax increase on women is already in effect. Since January of 2011, women have not been able to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines from their flex-spending accounts or health savings accounts. Women rely on over-the-counter medicines to get themselves and their families through the colds, fevers, and aches and pains of daily family life. To raise taxes on busy Moms makes absolutely no sense.

    Flex-Account Cap.

    Starting in 2013, the amount that working women and their families can put into workplace “flex accounts” will be capped at $2500 per worker. Like the medicine cabinet tax, this arbitrary middle class tax hike will be most seen by the primary health care consumers for most families–women. For many families, some health care out of pocket costs will no longer be pre-tax. This will be particularly-cruel for families with special needs children, who have high out-of-pocket medical costs and often use pre-tax flex accounts to ease the burden for them.

    Tanning Tax.

    Here is another tax increase which has already taken effect, in July of 2010. Since then, Obamacare has imposed a 10% excise tax on tanning bed sessions. According to that industry, the majority of tanning salon owners are female entrepreneurs. The majority of customers of tanning salons are women. Women should not be targeted in this way by Obamacare or the tax code. The tanning tax should be repealed.

    Full pdf at link:

    http://www.atr.org/obamacares-tax-war-women-a6782

  13. http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Rep__Tim_Griffin_EF7546BD-1100-48D8-B640-A85DCEA1C333.html

    First of all, it started off on the wrong foot. Many of us believe that we need health care reform. That being said – Americans felt like they weren’t being listened to. There were a lot of people across the political spectrum who said we don’t want a one-size-fits-all healthcare plan. Those feelings were exacerbated by some of the different legislative maneuvers – there were sweeteners going around to get people to vote for the bill.

    The debate on healthcare was not done like most of our conferences are done – meaning it was not all on television. There was this procedural feeling that the bill wasn’t done thoroughly and didn’t reflect peoples’ wishes. It’s not coincidence that upwards of 60 percent of folks in my district are against it .

    The more we know about it, we know the program is failing to meet expectations of what the Administration promised. If you go to my district, you hear it all the time – folks’ insurance costs are already going up– there are a lot of things going on with this that don’t live up to President Obama’s promises.

    No matter how good of a salesman you are, if you’re trying to sell a car that won’t run, it doesn’t matter, it won’t run and you’re not going to sell it .You may make it look good from afar with a new paint job and new tires, but when someone tries to drive it, they’ll walk away.

  14. Admin, Do you have Thrush’s email, I’d like to send him this…I will try to find it

    gonzotx
    March 22nd, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    This is more information on the above murder, and guess what, the murders were set free secondary to a drunk judge. Jesus. If I were the parents of theses two, vengeance would be mine.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp

  15. Romney leads by 14, hits key milestone in new national poll

    Mitt Romney has broken through a key ceiling of support in the latest Gallup national GOP presidential poll.

    Romney is the first candidate to hit the 40 percent mark in the poll, and now holds a 14 percent lead over Rick Santorum, who came in at 26 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich at 14 percent and Ron Paul at 8 percent.

    On five previous occasions, candidates have tested the upper 30 percent range, only to fall back with the rest of the pack shortly after. Romney has tested that upper boundary three times, while Gingrich and Santorum have each been turned back once.

    Romney’s rising support among Republicans nationally could be more than just statistical — the campaign has recently reclaimed the argument that the former Massachusetts governor is the party’s inevitable nominee, which adds a strong psychological element to the 40 percent breakthrough.

    -the Hill

  16. “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.”

    Nah, I don’t see it. Maybe if Michelle had a son with Magic Johnson, he’d look like Trayvon…

  17. Great article Admin.

    http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/7073-obamacare-victims-physician-owned-specialty-hospitals

    These hospitals are excellent, they treat many Medicare patients who don’t get that quality of care elsewhere in the big hospitals, now they will be herded into hospitals, if they can even get a doctor to see, and then if they do, will be subject to whatever the Fed govt mandates with the level of care.

    Bad all the way around, the very people who need help will be the very people who will be hurt the most.

  18. I was in town a while ago and tried to find Spega’ book at Barnes & Noble. The girl looked it up and the book is not in their system. I was surprised because I thought I read on here that people had downloaded it from Barnes & Noble. I know I can get it from Amazon, but I wanted hard copies locally so I could get to the good stuff right away.

  19. That he and Holder are dipping into the Trayvon matter makes me think that cover is being made for intimidation behind the scenes; right hand, left hand, you know. I am surprised that so many people think that they know all the facts and where blame should fall that it makes me nervous about the situation. True, the part that was played on tv was very telling, but as we all have learned the hard way throughout the last two election cycles that nothing is ever what they portray it to be on air, there is always editing and taking things out of context. There must be more facts that are not being utilized because that would make it less controversial; at least that is what I think. It is almost like a racial divide is what they have prayed for, and will make it out of this incident whether it is true or not.

  20. What is with this “Caucasian Hispanic”, is OTurd called “Caucasian Black”?

    I find it interesting, not a peep from this media or OTurd when blacks commit violence against blacks, or blacks against white, or that fatal game where vietnamese elderly people were killed as a part of some intiation game.

    My opinion, let the investigation go on & get all the facts, and either prosecute or not when the results come in.

    Nice of OTurd to race bait yet again. Not surprising in the least.

  21. I heard from Fox News’s Ed Henry, that some OTurd aide went to the NBC reporter, whispered in his ear, and bingo! that same NBC reporter asked that question. Concidence? I don’t think so.

  22. admin,

    Perfectly said.

    ‘Barack Obama chose instead to mutilate the corpse of Trayvon Martin by saying that kid resembles him. What an insult to the dead’

  23. Re: BASIL99
    March 23rd, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    That video…wow! Even Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, and any other person who reports news knows the statistics of the race:race crimes. The part I have never understood is the black:black crimes underreporting. A crime is a crime. A criminal is a criminal. Do the crime; enforce the time. I admit I am jaded after OJ and Casey Anthony; if those two went free then it really is not fair to convict anyone else. But then life is not fair; but the laws and law enforcement must be.

  24. Newt’s take on the two year anniversay of ObaMAOCare:
    Port Fourchon, LA – Newt Gingrich released the following statement marking the two-year anniversary of the signing of Obamacare:

    “Two years ago Barack Obama signed into law the most dangerous legislation in generations. Obamacare will ultimately lead to a government takeover of healthcare. It empowers bureaucrats at the expense of patients. It regulates doctors and the practice of medicine more than ever before. It taxes businesses and penalizes citizens for not complying with federal fiat. It cuts Medicare by half a trillion dollars, threatening seniors’ access to care. It raises taxes by $500 billion. And it’s a new entitlement that will cost untold trillions in the future.

    “Next week, the Supreme Court opens its historic arguments to decide whether the Congress overstepped its constitutional bounds. I strongly support the 26 states that will argue that the Congress had no legitimate authority to pass Obamacare. If this law is allowed to stand, there will be no end to the power of government. The government will ultimately control very personal decisions over life and death.

    “Ultimately, we must demand the full repeal of Obamacare, and that will most likely require Congressional action. Congress should listen to the American people and repeal this law now. As president elect, I will ask Congress to pass a bill repealing Obamacare before I take office so I can sign the bill after the inauguration. We can then work to pass a replacement bill which empowers patients and doctors to lower the cost of healthcare to expand access, rather than empowering Washington bureaucrats.”

    straight from the horse’s mouth at newt.org

  25. To be fair and balanced, I looked Pelosi’s take on the two year anniverary of the bill:

    Alongside Reps. Steny Hoyer of Maryland and James Clyburn of South Carolina at a ceremony on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said, “After 100 years of trying, finally we passed health care for all Americans as a right for all — not just a privilege for a few. It honored the vows of our founders: Of life, a healthier life; liberty; the freedom to pursue our own happinesses.”

    Senior citizens, parents and children joined the lawmakers on Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and show support for its provision that prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions.

    Regarding the health care law Supreme Court case, Pelosi was asked how the highest court in the land would rule on the individual mandate.

    “We knew what we were doing when we passed this bill. It is ironclad constitutionally. What happens in the courts is another matter but we believe that we’re in pretty good shape going into the court,” Pelosi responded.
    ____________________________________

    You could not pay me enough to go near that horse’s mouth, so the article orignates from dailycaller.

  26. ShortTermer
    March 23rd, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    —————-
    I downloaded the Spega book day before yesterday on the nook. It was there and available for purchase and download.

  27. pm317

    “Hillaryis44 is one of our closest and strongest allies…er, ahhhh, I mean,

    Hillary Clinton is one of my…er….ahhhh… what Michelle?

    Okay.

    We have plenty of folks around the world that are our closest and strongest allies, maybe not the Clinton’s and their 18 million army, but lots and lots of folks.”

  28. Smoking gun memo has surfaced in the Jon Corzine MF Global case. It was always evident that customer accounts were raided to prop up the balance sheet, but no direct evidence that Corzine was responsible, other than generally.

    There’s an email memo now – Corzine personally and directly ordered a raid on a customer’s account to meet an overdraft obligation.
    I hope he rots in jail. I’ll never forget that skeeze standing up and pompously and gleefully handing Hillary’s NJ delegates to Obama.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/23/oh-my-e-mail-contradicts-corzine-testimony-about-tapping-mf-global-customer-funds-as-firm-collapsed/#comments

  29. “Exploitation of his daughters (is this “pimping” your daughters? as Obama lovin’ and protectin’ MSNBC once accused Hillary Clinton of doing?) apparently is not enough.”

    Indeed. Last week I got Michelle’s campaign mailer shamelessly featuring the Obama family. The letter had no return address; the return envelop only a PO BOX address. I’m no longer a Dem, but am still receiving their mailers. Sent it all back to them with a few choice words.

  30. A comment from IntheKnow from UM.

    InTheKnow
    March 23, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Zimmeran has been reported by the media as “white,” I believe. Not hard to imagine such reporting would have been on purpose.

    My own take on this incident is it’s a perfect storm (in a supposedly good way) for Team Obama. Gun laws. Race angle. Florida. That’s why it’s being pushed so hard, I feel.

    Sadly, what I fear is that people are being deliberately stirred up by this event, and then that built-up emotion could then be rekindled if the staged event you (UM) asked WHI about does go down this summer.

    I hope that is just the cynical part of me talking. But the way the media are handing this situation makes me feel that higher powers may have decided to co-opt this tragedy (Gabrielle Giffords or Joseph Kony, anyone?) for their own ends.

  31. One other from AquaStar.

    Whenever you have Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson and their rent-a-mobs coming in to foment demonstrations you know that this is a prefab outrage looing for a situation. It doesn’t matter that the man isn;t white. They need an incident to play out the scenario that they are going to use this summer and until the election.

    Remember that the WHI said that they are going to try to whip up the black vote with racial incidents. Obama needs ALL of the black vote, the majority of the female vote (why do you think the “war on women” conveniently popped up just recently ?), and some of the white vote.

    This is an administration that has divided the electorate and hopes to conquer. Screw hope and change. Its going to be just a giant ugly slog through muck, innuendo, and outright personal attacks.

    It’s one of the most callous, cynical, and divisive ploys for a campaign EVER and we have to ensure that it doesn’t work.

  32. A personal account:

    I was out much of the day – driving, in doctor’s offices, waiting rooms and had the bad fortune of listening to and hearing MM and it was positively nauseating.

    The ONLY TOPIC was the Florida murder.

    And the anchors were tying themselves into hysterical conniptions trying to outdo one another in the outrage department.

    It is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. This country has no news media. Just a huge, powerful and merciless propaganda machine.

  33. Good grief. Check out Drudge, Jesse Jackson: “‘BLACKS ARE UNDER ATTACK’ ”

    So, the race baiting is now getting ramped up. From what I’ve read about this, this is not as clear cut of a case as the LSM is making it out to be. Let the investigation run its course with none of these race baiting clowns (and I include OTurd in that category) butting in. Let the facts be known completely, no assuming someone is guilty or not until the investigation is done, then let justice be done, or if the grand jury finds nothing to convict on, then let that be respected as well. If the law needs to be changed, fine. But above all else, let the investigation run its full course.

    I like Newt’s response to OTurd, I wish Newt had picked up more steam, he is out of the 4 very good at punching back very effectively.

  34. From Sarah Palin:

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/03/governor-palin-wheres-the-party-president-obama.html

    Mr. President, you’re conspicuously absent from the 2-year anniversary of your “greatest accomplishment” (described by your VP as “a big f***ing deal”). Where’s the party? Concerned citizens around the country recognized the 2-year anniversary of Obamacare by protesting its attack on religious liberty. Oral arguments on Obamacare start next Monday, March 26, before the Supreme Court. Voting out Obama starts on Nov. 6.

  35. Spega (paula), I told my wife about your book, I think she’s downloaded it, and so far is very much enjoying it, you did an excellent job from what I’m hearing. Bravo.

  36. LOVE Newt’s response.

    here is the link
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/03/newt-calls-obamas-trayvon-martin-comments-disgraceful-118518.html

    and the quote:

    “Newt Gingrich called Obama’s remarks about Trayvon Martin “disgraceful” in an interview with Sean Hannity, according to CBS/National Journal.

    “It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background,” Gingrich said. “Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?”

    Earlier in the day Gingrich told reporters that he thought the case should be investigated and suggested the shooter was at fault.

    “That’s just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot,” Gingrich continued on Hannity’s show. “It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian-American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American. It is sad for all Americans. Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.””

  37. tim
    March 23rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    What is with this “Caucasian Hispanic”, is OTurd called “Caucasian Black”?
    ________________

    This piece was caught in the spam filter in the last thread and finally was posted- to wit:

    After you read this, I challenge you to stop ROFLYAO-

    From the movie: “Domino”:

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Now, as a blactino woman, I believe we deserve our own race category to forge an identity, Jerry. That’s how I feel.

    Jerry Springer: Did you just say “blactino”?

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Yes, I did. I’m a blactino-American.

    Audience member: Wow. Uh, first of all… first of all, you don’t even look latino. You look black. You’re… You’re black. Second of all, I’m of mixed race, and I’ve struggled my whole life as to whether I’m Chinese or whether I’m black.

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Chinegro! What you are is chinegro!

    Chinegro Woman: Chinegro?

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Chinegro! There you go!

    Chinegro Woman: Chinegro?

    Lateesha Rodriguez: You are a chinegro!

    Chinegro Woman: What the [bleep]

    Chinegro Woman: is chinegro?

    Lateesha Rodriguez: That’s what you are! Chinegro is you!

    Chinegro Woman: That’s some bull [bleep]

    Jerry Springer: OK, as I understand it, you brought a mixed-race flow chart with you. Why don’t we bring that out?

    [Crowd shouting and booing]

    Lateesha Rodriguez: [to a random heckler] How you doin’, sugar? All right. I’m gonna call you later. Mwah. All right.

    [Crowd laughs]

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Take a look at this… [she unveils the chart]

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Blactino, blackasian, hispasian, OK?

    Now, for the Asian subcategories,

    [to the Chinegro woman]

    Lateesha Rodriguez: I got you, sister. We have chinegro right here. That’s you. Chinegro.

    Chinegro Woman: That’s not a word! That’s not a word!

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Yes, it is, sister. We have koreagro. Japegro, OK?

    [Crowd laughs]

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Chispanic, koreaspanic, and last but not least, check this out, y’all… JAPANIC.

    [Crowd cheering]

    Lateesha Rodriguez: That’s how I flow with it!

    Jerry Springer: Do you believe the government should recognise these racial subgroups?

    Lateesha Rodriguez: Yes, Jerry, I do.

  38. admin:

    please ck the filter- a repost from the last thread was buried with the influx of so many posts.. it’s really funny-

    Also would you post the youtube posted at 7:53pm

    thanks-

  39. I wonder if, when the POS thinks about that “boy”, he thinks about the 8 Afghan soldiers, most in their early 20’s, murdered at the hands of Afghan soldiers.

    When he gets involved with the shooting death of a Florida teen does it occur to him to get involved with the shooting of our soldiers?

    I have a bad feeling about what is going on. He can speak about this kid but not about our heroes. He can show compassion for the kid but not for our young soldiers, some of them only a year or two older.

    He can criticize the lone soldier who committed an unspeakable massacre in Afghanistan but without conveniently mentioning the guy had done 4 tours of duty.

    This is hitting mass impact. The military, the patriots, the real Americans will not keep putting up with this.

    They want a race war. They will get one. And they will lose.

    And now Guittierez is complaining about how Hispanis are treated in this country, especially Romeny’s remarks. When is it our turn? Like the video says, when do whites get special protection? We’re the ones who need it most.

  40. Mrs. Smith
    March 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    oh my word. I have never heard of this. Thanks for posting that.

  41. tim
    March 23rd, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Good grief. Check out Drudge, Jesse Jackson: “‘BLACKS ARE UNDER ATTACK’ ”

    Maybe, if they keep saying it loud an often enough they will get what they want. Like I said before,they will not win.

  42. GO NEWT!!!!!!

    By MAGGIE HABERMAN |
    3/23/12 7:11 PM EDT

    Per POLITICO’s Ginger Gibson, Newt Gingrich accused President Obama of playing race:

    Newt Gingrich called Obama’s remarks about Trayvon Martin “disgraceful” in an interview with Sean Hannity, according to CBS/National Journal.

    “It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background,” Gingrich said. “Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?”

    Earlier in the day Gingrich told reporters that he thought the case should be investigated and suggested the shooter was at fault.

    “That’s just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot,” Gingrich continued on Hannity’s show. “It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian-American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American. It is sad for all Americans. Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”

    Obama has gotten some criticism for discussing a pending legal matter. But the question of whether Martin’s race was a factor in his death, in which his alleged shooter was not arrested, is very much a part of the outcry over the case, and why it’s gotten so much attention.

  43. Oh,

    And, BTW – Jesse is using inappropriate inflammatory uncivil language by using the word “attack” and the language police should arrest him ASAP.

  44. OMG, today has been a day where my FB community and my email are flooded with political stuff. There was a video of the Manning from ATlah Ministries discussing the topic, “Black Folk Don’t Know How to Run a Nation.” It was sent to me from reallyrealitydotcom. I know nothing of the site, but this was a spellbinding sermon; I have never heard any black person speaking like this. Is this Rev Manning that I remember from the primary last election? It does contain the N word in the sermon.

  45. Oops: Meant to say..it was sent to me by a friend in an email and it was from reallyrealitydotcom that I know nothing of.

    Admin, if you don’t think it appropriate to post, just delete it. Thanks.

  46. Shadowfax
    March 23rd, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    ————-

    Isn’t it funny how those in other countries have caught on and the media/comedians here are still licking his feet?

  47. Spega, I checked at my local B&N in Bethesda for your book and this surprised me.. They didn’t have it on the display table/shelf and I asked at the info desk and he could not even find it on his system. What is up with that?

  48. Admin, no thanks to ObaMAOville. I want a divorce from ObaMAOville and I want the stipulations per the post I made on the previous thread.

  49. ShortTermer
    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hm, not sure, my nieces and nephews might know. I’m more of a country music person. 🙂

  50. And right on cue, here comes the NBBP.

    Wanted Dead or Alive Poster Issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party
    Sanford : FL : USA | Mar 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM PDT
    By Harold Michael Harvey send a private message

    This poster was circulated at the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense press conference in Sanford, Florida March 22, 2012

    Adele Azarrucquoi shocked at reference to Black Power at New Black Panther Party press conference (c) 2012 by Harold Michael Harvey

    Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago.

    Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain said he accosted what he alleges was a suspicious looking black male walking through his neighborhood. He further contends the man punched him, and bloodied his nose, so Zimmerman fired a gun shot striking the man in the chest. The “man” was 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who would lie in the county morgue three days before police alerted his parents of their child’s death.

    Minister Mikhail Muhummud led the press conference, calling for the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, the arrest of George Zimmerman and some involvement from President Obama. Muhummud stated he is the southern regional director for the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense located in Jacksonville, Florida. While Minister Muhummud fired off a list of demands and expressed outrage over the handling of the shooting and subsequent investigation; a member of the group passed flyers to about 100 people who showed up for the press conference. Muhummud told the group he was not concerned with rumors of death threats to George Zimmerman, “He should be afraid for his life…” (SEE http://youtu.be/ZE_i9TELcfw)

    Muhummud said “I’m here today to appeal to the country, particularly President Obama to do the right thing while you have the power.” He said that “Trayvon Martin “symbolizes my son.”

    President Obama had not addressed the issue, but had advised the Justice Department to open an investigation into the case. This morning following Muhummud’s press conference, President Obama spoke about the case for the first time publicly. He echoed the sentiments of Muhummud saying “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon…” (SEE http://youtu.be/efZNgSEpB1k).

    When the group started chanting “Black Power,” Ms. Adele Azarucquoi, a white long time resident of Sanford shouted, “What about White people.”

    Muhummud quickly said “We don’t hate any group. We hate injustice. We appreciate the whites who have come forth to help us.”

    There were less than a dozen whites, not counting media, among the mostly African American crowd. “I hope there are more people who look like me at the next rally for Trayvon’s family,” Ms. Azarucquoi said.

    After the news conference Ms. Azarucquoi told a journalist, “This heart of mine is sick when a kid gets killed because his skin is different from the skin of the guy who shoots him.”

    She then requested that a journalist walk across the street with her to speak with Police Chief Bill Lee. Upon arrival at his office the receptionist said he wasn’t in the office then said “he hasn’t been in the office in several days.”

    Later in the day Chief Lee announced he was temporarily stepping down.

    Present at the news conference was Ms. Mildred Duprey de Robles, Conciliation Specialist for the United States Justice Department’s Office of Community Relations. Ms. Duprey de Robles declined to speak with the press other than to say she was there as an observer.

    The Justice Department’s office of Community Relations is mandated to help negotiate peaceful resolutions to community problems. She appeared to have gotten an ear full and left quickly when the press insisted on more communication from her.

    Members of the public who came in support of the New Black Panther Party’s press conference were vocal in their outrage over the shooting and investigation. They called for the dismantling of “the good ole boy network.”

    Pastor Paul Wright, whose 1000 member church, Calvary Temple Praises, is several blocks from the police department, dropped by the press conference. When asked about the “wanted dead or alive” poster Pastor Wright said, “I don’t agree with that. We don’t need to set a precedent that this is the way to resolve problems.”
    Harold Michael Harvey is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.

    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11778354-wanted-dead-or-alive-poster-issued-for-george-zimmerman-by-new-black-panther-party

  51. tim

    The piece posted @ 7:57 was taken from the script of the movie “Domino”.

    A real life tale of Domino Harvey, daughter of actor, Laurence Harvey characterized by Kiera Knightly in the movie playing her as a sophisticated, wealthy, wild, ruff and tumble, Bounty Hunter.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domino_Harvey

    The rendition of Lateesha Rodriguez’s unique cataloging method labeling AA’s with mixed ethnicities crediting both races into finality was laugh out loud hilarious.

    My favorites were Chinegro and Japanic.

  52. Professor Turley is a first rate lawyer. He was a frequent contributor to CNN until he began speaking out against Obama whom he voted for. Most “civil libertarians” have turned a blind eye to this Mayan Moment. Part of the reason is because of what Tom Sowell says. And part of it is because if you peel away enough layers of the onion, what you find at the core of every confirmed leftist is smiling jovial uncle Joe—Stalin. Make no mistake about that.

    “President Obama is such a genial man that many people, across the ideological space, cannot see him as a danger. For every hundred people who can see his geniality, probably only a handful see the grave danger his warped policies and ruthless tactics pose to a whole way of life that has given generation after generation of Americans unprecedented freedom and prosperity.”—–Thomas Sowell
    —————————————————–
    The NDAA’s historic assault on American liberty

    By signing into law the NDAA, the president has awarded the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens without trial

    Jonathan Turley
    guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 January 2012 11.50 ES

    President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment, to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country … and citizens partied in unwitting bliss into the New Year.

    Ironically, in addition to breaking his promise not to sign the law, Obama broke his promise on signing statements and attached a statement that he really does not want to detain citizens indefinitely (see the text of the statement here).
    Obama insisted that he signed the bill simply to keep funding for the troops. It was a continuation of the dishonest treatment of the issue by the White House since the law first came to light. As discussed earlier, the White House told citizens that the president would not sign the NDAA because of the provision. That spin ended after sponsor Senator Carl Levin (Democrat, Michigan) went to the floor and disclosed that it was the White House and insisted that there be no exception for citizens in the indefinite detention provision.

    The latest claim is even more insulting. You do not “support our troops” by denying the principles for which they are fighting. They are not fighting to consolidate authoritarian powers in the president. The “American way of life” is defined by our constitution and specifically the bill of rights. Moreover, the insistence that you do not intend to use authoritarian powers does not alter the fact that you just signed an authoritarian measure. It is not the use but the right to use such powers that defines authoritarian systems.

    The almost complete failure of the mainstream media to cover this issue is shocking. Many reporters have bought into the spin of the Obama administration as they did the spin over torture by the Bush administration. Even today, reporters refuse to call waterboarding torture despite the long line of cases and experts defining waterboarding as torture for decades.
    On the NDAA, reporters continue to mouth the claim that this law only codifies what is already the law. That is not true. The administration has fought any challenges to indefinite detention to prevent a true court review. Moreover, most experts agree that such indefinite detention of citizens violates the constitution.

    There are also those who continue the longstanding effort to excuse Obama’s horrific record on civil liberties by blaming either others or the times. One successful myth is that there is an exception for citizens. The White House is saying that changes to the law made it unnecessary to veto the legislation. That spin is ridiculous. The changes were the inclusion of some meaningless rhetoric after key amendments protecting citizens were defeated. The provision merely states that nothing in the provisions could be construed to alter Americans’ legal rights. Since the Senate clearly views citizens as not just subject to indefinite detention but even to execution without a trial, the change offers nothing but rhetoric to hide the harsh reality.

    The Obama administration and Democratic members are in full spin mode – using language designed to obscure the authority given to the military. The exemption for American citizens from the mandatory detention requirement (section 1032) is the screening language for the next section, 1031, which offers no exemption for American citizens from the authorisation to use the military to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial.

    Obama could have refused to sign the bill and the Congress would have rushed to fund the troops. Instead, as confirmed by Senator Levin, the White House conducted a misinformation campaign to secure this power while portraying the president as some type of reluctant absolute ruler, or, as Obama maintains, a reluctant president with dictatorial powers.

    Most Democratic members joined their Republican colleagues in voting for this un-American measure. Some Montana citizens are moving to force the removal of these members who, they insist, betrayed their oaths of office and their constituents. Most citizens, however, are continuing to treat the matter as a distraction from the holiday cheer.
    For civil libertarians, the NDAA is our Mayan moment: 2012 is when the nation embraced authoritarian powers with little more than a pause between rounds of drinks.

  53. I agree with Streiff. I like Stanley Fish and he was a strong Hillary supporter. A lot of people who commented on Streiff’s article took strong issue with Fish’s comments. They fail to recognize satire when they see it. I guess the nerves are so raw now that everybody jumps to conclusions. When I see a pompus fuck stick like Brian Williams, I do not get emotionally invested. I know what he is about to say is a lie, so I hit the channel changer–and if that doesn’t work I throw my shoe at the television. Always good to have a back-up plan.

    FAIRNESS IS FOR SUCKERS
    Streiff @ Red State

    Every once in a while, despite our political differences, people of good faith can come together in agreement on major issues. Exhibit A is this New York Times op-ed by the unfortunately named Stanley Fish whom Wikipedia assures me is someone of some import though for what reason I really can’t tell.

    From Professor Fish:

    If we think about the Rush Limbaugh dust-up from the non-liberal — that is, non-formal — perspective, the similarity between what he did and what Schultz and Maher did disappears. Schultz and Maher are the good guys; they are on the side of truth and justice. Limbaugh is the bad guy; he is on the side of every nefarious force that threatens our democracy. Why should he get an even break?

    There is no answer to that question once you step outside of the liberal calculus in which all persons, no matter what their moral status as you see it, are weighed in an equal balance. Rather than relaxing or soft-pedaling your convictions about what is right and wrong, stay with them, and treat people you see as morally different differently. Condemn Limbaugh and say that Schultz and Maher may have gone a bit too far but that they’re basically O.K. If you do that you will not be displaying a double standard; you will be affirming a single standard, and moreover it will be a moral one because you will be going with what you think is good rather than what you think is fair. “Fair” is a weak virtue; it is not even a virtue at all because it insists on a withdrawal from moral judgment.

    If there is one good thing that has come out of this dust-up over the bovine Sandra Fluke and her insatiable need for free contraceptives (I’ve seen the pictures of her and her boyfriend, so I have my doubts) it has clearly exposed what Dr. Fish is talking about.

    True, Fluke, who interjected herself into a public policy debate with 1) no expertise at all in the subject area outside a second X chromosome she arguably possesses and 2) hysterically spouting wildly implausible stories about the difficulties facing a Georgetown Law student in obtaining birth control pills not paid for by someone else, was roughed up a little. However, it was nothing compared to the abuse heaped upon Sarah Palin and other conservative women as a matter of routine.
    No one called Fluke a derogatory Anglo-Saxon term for female genitalia as Bill Maher did Sarah Palin. And no one on the Left condemned Maher or even expressed mild consternation. Lefty politicos still trample each other in eagerness to appear on his obscure television program. Had someone on our side called Nancy Pelosi that, or even Bill Maher whose picture appears in the dictionary beside that word, we would still be getting demands to denounce it from the Left.

    To a certain extent this isn’t news. Famous commie lawyer William Kunstler, who is now firmly ensconced in either the 8th or 9th Circle, used to say “I do not believe in public attacks on socialist countries, even where violations of human rights may occur.” Or rather, “what’s a little genocide between friends.” But it is significant because now the rules going forward are clearly defined.

    I will not “denounce” anyone on my side because nothing anyone on my side says can come close to comparing to what the Left tosses about every day. And when saying whatever it is that gets the left’s panties in a wad, the people on my side are not trying to destroy the culture of this nation and pervert (quite literally in many cases) our laws and traditions. These people are trying to destroy Christianity itself.

    How anyone can claim Rush Limbaugh calling Fluke a “slut” is even in same league with the Randi Rhodes, maybe drunk maybe not, discoursing on the religion of Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley? It isn’t. Not even close.
    So I join with Dr. Fish in affirming that “fairness” is for suckers and that our first loyalty is to our allies.

    Many moons ago, the inestimable Thomas Crown wrote

    Should the entire American Left fall over dead tomorrow, I would rejoice, and order pizza to celebrate. They are not my countrymen; they are animals who happen to walk upright and make noises that approximate speech. They are below human. I look forward to seeing each and every one in Hell.

    That is my philosophy moving forward from today.

  54. I have gotten hit with brickbats here when I posted Morris stuff, but I think you need to hear this. I worked in Alaska with a young man who was a graduate of the University of the Philippines School of Law, and at his graduation their Chief Justice gave the commencement speech. He told the young lawyers that their job was to find the truth and you could find it from a fool, from a drunk or a liar–at times. If that is the case, then why not from a toe sucker? This is what Obama is doing to this country, and have the people are too fucking dumb to realize they what they are losing.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obama-assumes-dictatorial-powers-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/

  55. wbboei
    March 23rd, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hello wbboei, its not just Turley, who I agree I enjoyed listening to, he’s very consistent in his views of liberty, whether it be Bush or OTurd.
    However, one person I used to enjoy listening to, not sure if she’s still on her radio show in CA, is Amy Goodman, she was excellent in outlining how Bush was trashing indiv rights, but when OTurd showed his support for the Patriot act, after he said he would not, I remember Goodman made some excuse, Hillary kept her word, unlike OTurd.
    This is not a commentary on the patriot act, this is more a commentary how the left, all these santimounous so-called liberals who trashed Bush on points stay silent, and even worse make excuses for their Messaih OTurd, so what do they really stand for? nothing.

    At least the conservatives, to their credit went after repubs who refused to abide with those limited govt principles.

  56. How could ever get a press that is so treasonous and corrupt that they know this is happening but hide it from the people. This is not some rock video, or some Hollywood fiction, it is reality. The corruption of NBC is off the ricketer scale. This bullshit of a white house mole trapsing up to the NBC press corps reporter and whispering in his ear what question to ask the Little Dictator is cheap, deceptive and indefensible. It is the furthest thing from journalism anyone could imagine. It is Goebbels stuff. In a court room it is like the lawyer who tell his witness now when opposing counsel takes you on cross examination and asks you a question, watch me and if I tug on my tie once say yes to his question, and if I tug my tie twice say no. This is not a press conference–it is a puppet show. It is more of what Benedetto was talking about–softballs for Obama and high inside fast balls for the Republicans.

  57. Did anyone see Rush on Gretta’s show tonight? He will never have a good word for Hillary will he? It would seem he thinks Hillary and BO are two peas in a pod.

  58. Clinton to attend Syria talks in Turkey

    WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the next “Friends of Syria” talks in Turkey, an official said Thursday, amid efforts to end the Syrian regime’s bloody year-old crackdown.

    Clinton will join the April 1 talks in Istanbul after she took part in the first such meeting in Tunis last month that drew 60 countries, including Turkey, Arab states and western powers, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

    Nuland told reporters the new meeting will build on efforts in Tunis to end the violence, enable the delivery of humanitarian aid and launch a political process aimed at replacing President Bashar al-Assad.

    The State Department spokeswoman noted that United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s own six-point plan support such an approach.

    “So we look forward to the agenda that the Turkish government will establish to deepen and broaden the consensus about the way forward, and we expect that the UN will also be represented in those meetings,” she said.

    The so-called “friends of Syria” will meet to discuss ways to help the Syrian opposition and stop the Assad’s regime’s violent crackdown, which has killed 9,000 people in a year of unrest, according to monitors.

    In Vienna, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, a former ally of the Assad regime, said an international action plan is needed to stop the “human tragedy” in Syria, saying that repeating a common world message was not enough.

    On Wednesday, the UN Security Council demanded that Syria immediately implement Annan’s peace plan.

    It called for Assad to pull troops and heavy weapons out of protest cities, a daily two-hour humanitarian pause to hostilities, access to all areas affected by the fighting and a UN-supervised halt to all clashes.

    Turkey broke its longtime alliance with the Damascus regime in November by urging Assad to quit, and, in addition to taking in around 17,000 refugees, the country has become the main haven for opposition groups and rebel fighters.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jJ5jfU83D35tPRIVArzE0m52778Q?docId=CNG.5f816c47ab87d3f80cead6cc640ad4ba.271

  59. These conservatives who bring up the left’s attacks on Sarah Palin never, ever mention the fact that Hillary gets it from both sides.

  60. Ron Paul nails the distraction…there is a clip of his internet ad at the link below…

    btw…the myths of gop primary voters being down has been disproved…Romney’s supposed ‘weakness’ is strenthing, day by day, in his “methodical way”…ie…don’t believe what you read…or what is out there trying to manipulate and brainwash your thinking…

    http://www.infowars.com/new-ron-paul-ad-slams-etch-asketch-idiocy/

    New Ron Paul Ad Slams ‘Etch-a’Sketch’ Idiocy

    While the other candidates are playing games, Paul is fighting to Restore America Now

    Steve Watson
    Infowars.com
    March 23, 2012

    For the past week the media, along with GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, as well as the incumbent president, have fixated on a throw away remark about an ‘etch-a-sketch’ by a Romney communications advisor.

    That’s right, while the economy continues its seemingly never ending spiral into a black hole, while innocent people continue to be slaughtered needlessly in Afghanistan, while the rhetoric over attacking Iran increases, and while everyday Americans are stripped of more and more basic freedoms, the candidates have held up plastic toys and beat the American voting public around the head with a distinctly average metaphor.

    Enough is enough for Ron Paul, who today released a new ad outlining the idiocy of the spectacle and how it reflects a wider picture where the presidential race is concerned.

    The internet only ad uses cringe inducing clips of Santorum and Gingrich brandishing Etch-a-Sketches at campaign events, along with corporate media hacks relentlessly filling their already comatizing schedules with fluff and nonsense about the children’s game.

    “Tired of the games?” the hollywood trailer style video asks, before touting Paul as the only candidate who is “principled” and “consistent” with a “serious” plan to address the real problems America faces.

    The ad “will be pushed to conservative email lists” and websites, according to a press release from the Paul campaign.

    “In the context of $15 trillion in federal government debt, 12 million Americans jobless, and a country perpetually at war there is zero justification for treating the election as something to be toyed with.” the statement reads.

    “Conservatives and Constitutionalists have long been concerned about Mitt Romney’s track record of position changes and flip-flops, and his top adviser’s slip of the tongue only reinforces this suspicion,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

    “It is equally off-putting to see Santorum and Gingrich react like carnival barkers, not the statesmen America sorely needs. But, none of this is surprising,” added Mr. Benton.

    “While the other candidates and the political chattering class are obsessed with horse-race politics and scoring public relations points, Dr. Paul stands alone in offering real solutions to difficult problems. He is the only candidate with a ‘Plan to Restore America’ that cuts real spending and balances the budget in one term, ends the foreign wars and nation-building, cuts taxes and regulations to create jobs, and reigns in the Federal Reserve,” the statement concludes.

    Watch the Etch-a-Sketch ad below:

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    avoid the distraction traps…it is all part of the game…

  61. Jen the Michigander
    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:05 pm
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    I agree with you. The strategy I have chosen to counter that in my own little world is the following. I went on Althouse, a Republican site that I can tolerate and have commented vociferously at every turn about what happened to Hillary in 2008. Althouse claims to be in the middle, neutral and all that but her regular commenters are moderate to nutty(not many) Republicans. I am glad to say I have turned some people around — when I started commenting there, there were all kinds of things thrown at me. Now I have people who either remain silent or some who even come to Hillary’s support and agree with me.

  62. Yea Tim. Goodwin is a pure hypocrite. Like so many on the left. I had a Bay Area arbitrator I was friends with who was a card carrying liberal and he always used to say that conservatives are consistent in their beliefs, and his liberal friends alas are not. Often it is not the principle is it the emotional response that governs their behavior–men and women alike. The problem with this of course is there is no middle ground–or way to reach these people. A lot of conservatives left the party over Bush–and I was one of them. Some of them voted for Obama–that was one mistake I managed to avoid. Who knows. Maybe Santorum will vote for him.

  63. S,

    I saw that Ron Paul ad earlier. He really has a fantastic team. May be Romney can get them when Ron Paul withdraws. It is almost ‘flineo’ like (you may not remember Flineo but he was a genius during primary 2008 and used to write and comment at NQ and made fantastic videos about Obama that were put up on NQ frequently.)

  64. Tim–I meant Goodman. Goodwin is another story. He was a real Hillary hater, and I sent him some blistering emails over that. He was acting at the behest of his boss Mort Zuckerman–who was an Obama supporter too, but the last time I checked the bloom was off the rose–or the venus flytrap.

  65. Wbboei!!! What a wonderful surprise to see you back. I have missed your posts and insight so much. I was disappointed that more mention and analysis of your twelve part article was not made on this site. Perhaps that can be corrected going forward.
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    FINALLY SOMEONE ASKED HIM THE QUESTION!
    ON “ABC-TV” DURING THE “NETWORK SPECIAL ON HEALTH CARE”…. OBAMA WAS
    ASKED:

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    “MR. PRESIDENT
    WILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GIVE UP YOUR CURRENT HEALTH CARE PROGRAM AND JOIN THE NEW ‘UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM’ THAT THE REST OF US WILL BE ON ????”
    THERE WAS A STONEY SILENCE AS OBAMA IGNORED THE QUESTION AND CHOSE NOT TO ANSWER IT !!!
    IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF SENATORS WERE ASKED
    THE SAME QUESTION AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS.”WE WILL THINK ABOUT
    IT.”
    AND THEY DID. IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY ON THE NEWS THAT
    THE “KENNEDY HEALTH CARE BILL” WAS WRITTEN INTO THE NEW HEALTH
    CARE REFORM INITIATIVE ENSURING THAT THAT CONGRESS WILL BE 100%
    EXEMPT !
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    Sorry for the all caps; I copied the text and pasted it here.

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    O’Reilly reported tonight that Whitney Houston had ‘a medicine cabinet’ in her system that included cocaine. The cause of death was drowning related to passing out because of the drugs, I guess.

    And, giggle, Kim Kardashian got flour bombed. It could not have happened to a nicer person.

  66. wbboei

    Yes, I remember Michael Goodwin, he voted for OTurd, I remember reading his columns, and now I read them, and its like they all want to erase their OTurd deranged worship just from 3 years ago. He comes on Fox as a contributor, a joke, at least he’s speaking out against Oturd, so I guess that’s an improvement; but really how many people had that deranged worship of a man who’s only accomplisment was a speech in 2004, and how this country has suffered because of that.

  67. Re: wbboei
    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Conservatives voting for Romney in the general election? I don’t think so. And if the past is prlogue, it will be McCain all over again and the conservative voters will stay home.

    Someone mentioned Limbaugh on Greta tonight; it was a re run from Dec 2011. He said what I believe with all my being, and that is the strategy of the Republican party is flawed. He said they covet that twenty percent of Independents in the middle and will sacrifice their base, which are the conservatives, to win an election. That is what I see, now as in 2008. They do not even like the conservatives.

    And as I have often said they and the candidate they are pushing down our throats are ObaMAO Lite. It is as plain as the nose on your face. It was almost amusing to watch the elite part of the part go into full panic mode a couple of times this election. And, as Limbaugh repeated a couple of times during the show, the voters in the Republican primaries are telling them that they do not WANT Romney. He had a unique turn of the statistics with: Romney gets 30% of the vote in general…to that he stated that Romney has 70% of the primary voters voting against him. When will they learn? When will they ever learn? The conservative voters who are Republican and Indpendent voters will stay home in November with Romney as the nominee…that will make him a sure loser in the general.

  68. gonzo – remember hispanic is an ethnicity. A lot of people say “brown race”, but there are only three races – caucasian, negroid, and mongoloid (asian, etc). Hispanics are either white or black, and most in the U.S. are caucasian. I didn’t see the article you’re talking about, but I’m guessing that’s why they said “caucasian hispanic”. Normally people don’t bother saying that, so I’m guessing they were trying to emphasize how he wasn’t black, because they’re trying to say the guy shot the kid because of racism….?

  69. Damn, article post admin!!

    “What an insult to the dead!

    This miserable creature called Barack Obama is without shame.”

    So true! But eploiting the dead is the trademark. Every time he or his minions play the race card they are exploiting the dead, the lives ruined by slavery and its aftermath. All for political power. Also exploited the dead in the Tuscon, AZ shootings. Just shameless.

    Do y’all remember how Sharpie was snuggling up to the *Bush* administration just before he dropped out of the ’04 presidential race? It’s seems to me he got recruited by The Regime to help “Balkanize” America (the Bush and Obama regimes seem like one continuous regime to me). And he’s been amply rewarded for his belligerent service.

  70. Spega–its been a long time

    You will recall I am sure my efforts to help the McCain campaign after asshole was gifted the nomination. I met with PUMAs , 18 million voices and all that. And I inundated them with information through a former Reagan official whom I have a high regard for. The reaction of the campaign was who the fuck is this guy, why is he sending us this stuff and the good old not invented here. Later, much later, too much later they changed their tune. They said what I sent them helped McCain win the third debate. All I did was send them one of Admin’s brilliant posts and I told them where I got it. After that they said send us everything–so I did. But McCain was inept and his people some of whom are my friends well lets just say–no lets not.

    I went to see Romney when he was in town, but I skipped the caucus. I buttonholed one of his people and gave him a shit load of information on Obama, for which he was immensely grateful, and as I looked back at him, I could hear him tell somebody who the fuck is this guy and not invented here. I told him in my most polite way is the one thing this bastard in the white house cannot deny nor can his depraved minions at NBC and CNN is that he is ripping the Constitution to shreds, and without that we have nothing to protect ourselves from a sociopathic dictator. The left has finally found their Manchurian candidate and the quote by Thomas Sowell about him is so goddamned apt.

    I have a couple of friends who have seen the commies in action. One was from Cuba and the other from Laos. In each case, they get some asshole like Obama to come in and talk the birds down from the sky into the palm of their hand, make all kinds of promises and when the ignoranti succumb they find out that they are the ones on the menu. My friend from Cuba had a grandfather who was a cavalry officer and he warned his son and daughter in law that Fidel was a fourflusher and they did not believe him. A couple years later after Fidel took over they fled to Puerto Rico. The other friend had a father who was a merchant and his father warned him about the communists as well. When they came into Viet Nam where they were living at the time, same story–lots of promises and then the axe falls. His father got him out of the country, his business fell apart and then his fathers business failed and he committed suicide.

    Obama is yet another example of the same thing. I have been struggling to complete this magnum opus on Obama and am about ready to give up–and not just because nobody wants to read it–can’t blame them for that it is depressing. The bigger reason is every time I think I have got it done, along comes Obama and commits some other travesty against the consitution which the smug Brian Williams and his ilk cover up–and so the re-writing never ends. Its like the lady who built the Winchester House in California. Well, I am sick of it. You can lead a horse to water—but. I wonder if the Winchester house is in foreclosure>

  71. Speaking of Cuba . . . when Fidel came along there was this sugar cane magnate by the name of Julio Lobo–Julius Wolfe to those that no habla espanol. He was as stupid as the New York Times writer who turned Fidel into a hero–only to find out later that there was no balm in Gilhead. In the fulsomeness of time, Julio Wolfe lost his grubstake and very nearly his life. But it was exciting to ride the crest of the wave while it lasted. Well we have got them in spades in this town. Obama comes here and they flock to go to lunch with him–rich bastards with less common sense than god gave a jackass. They are ignorant as swans, totally self absorbed, and have no loyalty to this country. It is like George Clooney–a pretty good actor, but really he is no authority on politics–for him it is a fashion statement.

  72. Jay Cost: he is right. But the republicans suffer from a milder form of the same disease–too many parasites hanging on their coattails to have any time or political capital to spend on a little thing called the general welfare. But the biggest blight on the scene is mainstream media. They are nothing more than thugs.
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    As I outline in my forthcoming book, Spoiled Rotten, the modern Democratic party has become a kind of Tammany-on-the-Potomac. It all gets back to Franklin Roosevelt, who effectively synthesized the public-spirited progressivism of William Jennings Bryan and Woodrow Wilson with the patronage-fueled politics of the urban machines. So, the modern Democratic party uses the power of government to do two things at once: advance the public interest (as the party elite understand it) and build and sustain the party’s base of clients.

    The problem in the last forty years is that the roster of clients has grown far too large for the party to tend to the public good, or even to conceive properly of what it actually entails anymore. There are just too many mouths to feed. You have the craft unions, the industrial unions, the gray collar unions, the government unions, the teachers’ unions, the feminists, the consumer rights advocates, the CBC, the Hispanic Caucus, the environmentalists, the gay rights lobby, and all of the corporate and professional groups that cough up tens of millions of dollars every year to gain access to the congressional policymaking process.

    So unsurprisingly, Obama has been a very dutiful steward of the interests of his party’s clients. From the stimulus to the auto bailout to cap-and-trade to Dodd-Frank to Obamacare to the jobs bill to the Keystone Pipeline to birth control, his public policy has always been crafted with an eye to keeping the party’s core groups on board. And as far as everybody else is concerned, it’s like Tom Donohue of the Chamber of Commerce said during the Obamacare battle: “If you don’t get in this game, you’re on the menu!” That’s the machine ethos in a nutshell: once we buy off half-plus-one of the electorate, we won’t lift a finger for you. If you don’t like it, move to the suburbs.

    This is the connecting thread of the Obama administration’s major policy decisions: the clients come first. If there is room for the public interest after they have been taken care of, great. If not, so what? Team Obama will raise a billion dollars from its clients to claim this fall that everything the president did was for the public good, and bet that the voters don’t see past the propaganda before Election Day. And then it will be right back to work, socializing an ever-greater share of the national wealth, all to promote “fairness,” i.e. their groups win while you lose.

  73. The White House was noticeably silent on the law’s two-year anniversary.

    The Supreme Court takes up the law Monday to hear arguments on whether it’s constitutional.”

    Two years ago Joe Biden said it was a “big f*cking deal”. Now it is without doubt a big f*cking disaster and Trayvon Martin will be hoist onto an Al Sharpton flatbed truck for an Obama adoption ceremony in order to avoid the “big f*cking disaster” getting discussed
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    Yes. And the New York Times called Obamacare “the greatest civil rights victory since 1964”. They are really a bunch of sick bastards.

  74. Excellent article from yesterdays WSJ:

    Liberty and ObamaCare
    The Affordable Care Act claims federal power is unlimited. Now the High Court must decide.

    Few legal cases in the modern era are as consequential, or as defining, as the challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court hears beginning Monday. The powers that the Obama Administration is claiming change the structure of the American government as it has existed for 225 years. Thus has the health-care law provoked an unprecedented and unnecessary constitutional showdown that endangers individual liberty.

    It is a remarkable moment. The High Court has scheduled the longest oral arguments in nearly a half-century: five and a half hours, spread over three days. Yet Democrats, the liberal legal establishment and the press corps spent most of 2010 and 2011 deriding the government of limited and enumerated powers of Article I as a quaint artifact of the 18th century. Now even President Obama and his staff seem to grasp their constitutional gamble.

    Consider a White House strategy memo that leaked this month, revealing that senior Administration officials are coordinating with liberal advocacy groups to pressure the Court. “Frame the Supreme Court oral arguments in terms of real people and real benefits that would be lost if the law were overturned,” the memo notes, rather than “the individual responsibility piece of the law and the legal precedence [sic].” Those nonpolitical details are merely what “lawyers will be talking about.”

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    Associated Press

    President Obama signing the health care bill at the White House on March 23, 2010.

    The White House is even organizing demonstrations during the proceedings, including a “‘prayerful witness’ encircling the Supreme Court.” The executive branch is supposed to speak to the Court through the Solicitor General, not agitprop and crowds in the streets.

    The Supreme Court will not be ruling about matters of partisan conviction, or the President’s re-election campaign, or even about health care at all. The lawsuit filed by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business is about the outer boundaries of federal power and the architecture of the U.S. political system.
    ***

    The argument against the individual mandate—the requirement that everyone buy health insurance or pay a penalty—is carefully anchored in constitutional precedent and American history. The Commerce Clause that the government invokes to defend such regulation has always applied to commercial and economic transactions, not to individuals as members of society.

    This distinction is crucial. The health-care and health-insurance markets are classic interstate commerce. The federal government can regulate broadly—though not without limit—and it has. It could even mandate that people use insurance to purchase the services of doctors and hospitals, because then it would be regulating market participation. But with ObamaCare the government is asserting for the first time that it can compel people to enter those markets, and only then to regulate how they consume health care and health insurance. In a word, the government is claiming it can create commerce so it has something to regulate.

    This is another way of describing plenary police powers—regulations of private behavior to advance public order and welfare. The problem is that with two explicit exceptions (military conscription and jury duty) the Constitution withholds such power from a central government and vests that authority in the states. It is a black-letter axiom: Congress and the President can make rules for actions and objects; states can make rules for citizens.

    The framers feared arbitrary and centralized power, so they designed the federalist system—which predates the Bill of Rights—to diffuse and limit power and to guarantee accountability. Upholding the ObamaCare mandate requires a vision on the Commerce Clause so broad that it would erase dual sovereignty and extend the new reach of federal general police powers into every sphere of what used to be individual autonomy.

    These federalist protections have endured despite the shifting definition and scope of interstate commerce and activities that substantially affect it. The Commerce Clause was initially seen as a modest power, meant to eliminate the interstate tariffs that prevailed under the Articles of Confederation. James Madison noted in Federalist No. 45 that it was “an addition which few oppose, and from which no apprehensions are entertained.” The Father of the Constitution also noted that the powers of the states are “numerous and infinite” while the federal government’s are “few and defined.”

    That view changed in the New Deal era as the Supreme Court blessed the expansive powers of federal economic regulation understood today. A famous 1942 ruling, Wickard v. Filburn, held that Congress could regulate growing wheat for personal consumption because in the aggregate such farming would affect interstate wheat prices. The Court reaffirmed that precedent as recently as 2005, in Gonzales v. Raich, regarding homegrown marijuana.

    The Court, however, has never held that the Commerce Clause is an ad hoc license for anything the government wants to do. In 1995, in Lopez, it gave the clause more definition by striking down a Congressional ban on carrying guns near schools, which didn’t rise to the level of influencing interstate commerce. It did the same in 2000, in Morrison, about a federal violence against women statute.

    A thread that runs through all these cases is that the Court has always required some limiting principle that is meaningful and can be enforced by the legal system. As the Affordable Care Act suits have ascended through the courts, the Justice Department has been repeatedly asked to articulate some benchmark that distinguishes this specific individual mandate from some other purchase mandate that would be unconstitutional. Justice has tried and failed, because a limiting principle does not exist.

    The best the government can do is to claim that health care is unique. It is not. Other industries also have high costs that mean buyers and sellers risk potentially catastrophic expenses—think of housing, or credit-card debt. Health costs are unpredictable—but all markets are inherently unpredictable. The uninsured can make insurance pools more expensive and transfer their costs to those with coverage—though then again, similar cost-shifting is the foundation of bankruptcy law.

    The reality is that every decision not to buy some good or service has some effect on the interstate market for that good or service. The government is asserting that because there are ultimate economic consequences it has the power to control the most basic decisions about how people spend their own money in their day-to-day lives. The next stops on this outbound train could be mortgages, college tuition, credit, investment, saving for retirement, Treasurys, and who knows what else.
    ***

    Confronted with these concerns, the Administration has echoed Nancy Pelosi when she was asked if the individual mandate was constitutional: “Are you serious?” The political class, the Administration says, would never abuse police powers to create the proverbial broccoli mandate or force people to buy a U.S.-made car.

    But who could have predicted that the government would pass a health plan mandate that is opposed by two of three voters? The argument is self-refuting, and it shows why upholding the rule of law and defending the structural checks and balances of the separation of powers is more vital than ever.
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    Editorial board member Joe Rago on the Supreme Court showdown over ObamaCare.

    Another Administration fallback is the Constitution’s Necessary and Proper Clause, which says Congress can pass laws to execute its other powers. Yet the Court has never hesitated to strike down laws that are not based on an enumerated power even if they’re part of an otherwise proper scheme. This clause isn’t some ticket to justify inherently unconstitutional actions.

    In this context, the Administration says the individual mandate is necessary so that the Affordable Care Act’s other regulations “work.” Those regulations make insurance more expensive. So the younger and healthier must buy insurance that they may not need or want to cross-subsidize the older and sicker who are likely to need costly care. But that doesn’t make the other regulations more “effective.” The individual mandate is meant to offset their intended financial effects.
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    Some good-faith critics have also warned that overturning the law would amount to conservative “judicial activism,” saying that the dispute is only political. This is reductive reasoning. Laws obey the Constitution or they don’t. The courts ought to defer to the will of lawmakers who pass bills and the Presidents who sign them, except when those bills violate the founding document.

    As for respect of the democratic process, there are plenty of ordinary, perfectly constitutional ways the Obama Democrats could have reformed health care and achieved the same result. They could have raised taxes to fund national health care or to make direct cross-subsidy transfers to sick people. They chose not to avail themselves of those options because they’d be politically unpopular. The individual mandate was in that sense a deliberate evasion of the accountability the Constitution’s separation of powers is meant to protect.

    Meanwhile, some on the right are treating this case as a libertarian seminar and rooting for the end of the New Deal precedents. But the Court need not abridge stare decisis and the plaintiffs are not asking it to do so. The Great Depression farmer in Wickard, Roscoe Filburn, was prohibited from growing wheat, and that ban, however unwise, could be reinstated today. Even during the New Deal the government never claimed that nonconsumers of wheat were affecting interstate wheat prices, or contemplated forcing everyone to buy wheat in order to do so.

    The crux of the matter is that by arrogating to itself plenary police powers, the government crossed a line that Justice Anthony Kennedy drew in his Lopez concurrence. The “federal balance,” he wrote, “is too essential a part of our constitutional structure and plays too vital a role in securing freedom for us to admit inability to intervene when one or the other level of government has tipped the scale too far.”
    ***

    The constitutional questions the Affordable Care Act poses are great, novel and grave, as much today as they were when they were first posed in an op-ed on these pages by the Washington lawyers David Rivkin and Lee Casey on September 18, 2009. The appellate circuits are split, as are legal experts of all interpretative persuasions.

    The Obama Administration and its allies are already planning to attack the Court’s credibility and legitimacy if it overturns the Affordable Care Act. They will claim it is a purely political decision, but this should not sway the Justices any more than should the law’s unpopularity with the public.

    The stakes are much larger than one law or one President. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Supreme Court’s answers may constitute a hinge in the history of American liberty and limited and enumerated government. The Justices must decide if those principles still mean something.

  75. Wbboei, William Greider has had great analysis of that sort for years but he will not admit the implications of what he writes when it comes to big government. Last night’s document dump while the Trayvon distraction was in the news:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/217915-white-house-was-all-hands-on-deck-as-solyndra-collapse-loomed

    Several key White House offices were involved with the Obama administration’s messaging plans and other preparations as the collapse of the taxpayer-backed solar company Solyndra was imminent, newly released documents show.

    The latest White House documents delivered to House Republicans on Friday again highlight the extent to which senior administration officials braced for the fallout as Solyndra – a company President Obama had personally visited – was about to go under.

    A White House memo that noted the danger of “imminent bankruptcy” at the end of August 2011 says, “OMB, DPC and NEC have been working with press and OLA to be prepared for this news to break.”

    Acronym translation: OMB is the Office of Management and Budget, DPC is the Domestic Policy Council, NEC is the National Economic Council and OLA is the Office of Legal Affairs.

    The document, an update on Solyndra’s $535 million Energy Department (DOE) loan guarantee, notes that $527 million had been disbursed and that DOE believed no more funds should be alloted.

    The White House document notes that the Treasury Department, OMB and other White House offices agreed that no more money should be provided because there was a “near-zero chance” that the company could survive.[snip]

    The White House sent another 432 pages of documents to Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday in response to a November subpoena for all Solyndra communications.

  76. What an exciting time at Big Pink and I’m here for just a bit. A promise to a darling granddaughter will keep me away until tomorrow, but I have a little time now.
    Something wrong with keyboard; need shift key for lower case. Love this post admin. Took notes.
    This from WPIX which does not seem to record their broadcasts. But Lionel stated Zimmerman is “Hispanic speaking, and has black family members.” Said the Stand Ground laws are causing trouble in many states; the difficulty has been hushed up many times. Stand Ground came to be in FL under Jeb Bush and due to various factors will be very difficult to find Zimmerman guilty of anything. Claims the police probably were following the law to the letter over this.
    What is incredibly interesting to me is a similar incident where police really do look guilty. Happened in Bronx within last few months. Started outside with police chasing a kid. Kid was near his home, ran up the steps and inside. That part is caught on video. Once inside, it is alleged that kid ran into bathroom of his home. Officer followed him inside, shot & killed him. No national attention. If Trayvon, why not this story? May as well give you the whole thing.
    WAKEFIELD, BRONX (PIX11)— March 22

    Ramarley Graham’s family and friends began their Thursday afternoon with a vigil in front of the home where he was shot and killed by an NYPD officer. Then they took to the streets, marching several blocks to the 47th precinct station in the Bronx house to make their point.”In my own judgment, in my opinion, he was murdered, Graham told a crowd of about one hundred people.
    Members of a street narcotics enforcement unit chased Graham on February 2nd from a neighborhood street corner because he was suspected of dealing drugs and carrying a gun. Graham made it back to his home on East 229th Street but the encounter did not end there.
    Surveillance video shows the officers running into his driveway.
    The video does not show them kicking in Graham’s door and rushing upstairs into his apt after him.
    NYPD officer Richard Haste – a new unit member who had not yet taken mandatory training – fired a single shot at Graham…killing the teen in his bathroom.
    Family attorney Royce Russell, who joined the Grahams’ yesterday for a sit down with Police Commissioner Kelly, told reporters that Haste has not sufficiently paid for what he did that night.
    “We want to see not only an indictment. We want to see a conviction. Losing a job is not enough. . . You have a family who lost a child but their tax dollars are still going to someone who’s on desk duty,” Russell told reporters.
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-justice-for-slain-harlem-teen,0,6612607.story

    See you tomorrow. Hope keyboard rights itself!

  77. Bravo Wbboei:No one inspires the Hillary Army as you
    do.You are the glue that holds us together in our goal to have this great woman as our legitimate POTUS while others ride their phoney Ponies thru our sacred site of saving America and deposing this
    black enemy of our democracy.

    Great Job Bill

  78. Hey,- missed your call last night- zzzzz!

    I hope admin will post this Dick Morris video. Last week Leonora and I posted the direct link to the president’s signing order here mentioning it was an egregious power play and the danger it portends for Americans should he ever use it- Sadly, this important move made by the president was met here with derision and the usual journalist’s move-along-nothing-to-see-here postings deriding the significance and importance of this move and what it means to us as Americans.

    Happy seeing two of us unafraid of the brick-bats when we are trying to clear the path for having the Truth heard. We should all be sounding the alarms loud and clear to all within reach doing everything we can passing the word along- we are in deep trouble here if we remain silent about this newest Obama movement bringing us ever closer to socialism.
    ______________________

    wbboei
    March 23rd, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I have gotten hit with brickbats here when I posted Morris stuff, but I think you need to hear this. I worked in Alaska with a young man who was a graduate of the University of the Philippines School of Law, and at his graduation their Chief Justice gave the commencement speech. He told the young lawyers that their job was to find the truth and you could find it from a fool, from a drunk or a liar–at times. If that is the case, then why not from a toe sucker? This is what Obama is doing to this country, and have the people are too fucking dumb to realize they what they are losing.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obama-assumes-dictatorial-powers-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/
    _________________

    Whenever you can admin- please post the video in this Dick Morris link.

  79. Chelsea Clinton, Bristol Palin, and Sandra Fluke are all nice young women who are only marginally involved in politics but have been viciously attacked, from different sides.

    Before crediting anything more from the ACE blog, pls consider how we’d feel if this had used ‘Chelsucks’ or ‘Bristed’ as a dirty word, repeatedly, in an article about something not even connected with the issue they did speak on.

    Frankenstein Turns Two [Truman North] ( good post on ACE about the failure of the Repubs)
    —Open Blogger

  80. Al Sharpton, the pro-Obama mouthpiece, passing along advise from the Holder/Obama legal team giving particulars in support of charging Zimmerman to the AA community.

  81. admin-

    found the Dick Morris- Obama assumes dictatorial powers- on you tube… might be easier to post:


  82. Morris is RIGHT- all the serious stuff Obama is getting away with under the radar while media is blowing up the Trayvon story rather than taking a watchdog approach keeping an eye on the president’s movements drawing us closer and closer to a dictatorship.

    Suppose Obama has made it a given he isn’t going to be re-elected. He has all the necessary tools in place to summarily declare a state of emergency when the results of the election do not fall in his favor. Who is going to STOP him from usurping the Constitution and declaring us under Marshall Law? Congress has been silent right along. Will Boehner step forward declaring Impeachment proceedings are underway for president Obama, only
    to be told he is too late? When Obama’s press secretary announces (Obama’s) presidential authority has been handed over to the UN and they are the only avenue we have for recourse?

  83. lorac
    March 24th, 2012 at 12:26 am
    *************

    The reason there were only 3 races in the past is because they were defined by the dominate White race. There is no White Hispanic, they were trying desperately to make this killing a White vs Black and freaked out that no one did their due diligence and they made up that silly term. Anyway, that’s how I see it.

  84. Is Trayvon’s death somehow connected to Obama’s plan for Marshall Law? Might be- The setting is perfect- the people have become accustomed to having protestors encamped on their doorsteps. Out of their sheer stupidity they have been inoculated to the danger of their complacency where their privacy and property rights have been infringed upon. When OWS has accomplished exactly NOTHING!
    ___________

    Democracy Versus Mob Rule

    The “occupiers” have both their target and their tactics wrong.

    By Thomas Sowell

    In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy, and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance.

    Meanwhile, many in the media are practically gushing over these “protesters,” and giving them the free publicity they crave for themselves and their cause — whatever that is, beyond venting their emotions on television.

    Advertisement
    Members of the mobs apparently believe that other people, who are working while they are out trashing the streets, should be forced to subsidize their college education — and apparently the president of the United States thinks so too.

    But if these loudmouths’ inability to put together a coherent line of thought is any indication of their education, the taxpayers should demand the money back that was wasted on them for years in the public schools.

    Sloppy words and sloppy thinking often go together, both in the mobs and in the media that are covering them. It is common, for example, to hear in the media how some “protesters” were arrested. But anyone who reads this column regularly knows that I protest all sorts of things — and don’t get arrested.

    The difference is that I don’t block traffic, join mobs sleeping overnight in parks, or urinate in the street. If the media cannot distinguish between protesting and disturbing the peace, then their education may also have wasted a lot of taxpayer money.

    Among the favorite sloppy words used by the shrill mobs in the streets is “Wall Street greed.” But even if you think people in Wall Street, or anywhere else, are making more money than they deserve, “greed” is no explanation whatever.

    “Greed” says how much you want. But you can become the greediest person on earth and that will not increase your pay in the slightest. It is what other people pay you that increases your income.

    If the government has been sending too much of the taxpayers’ money to people in Wall Street — or anywhere else — then the irresponsibility or corruption of politicians is the problem. “Occupy Wall Street” hooligans should be occupying Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.

    Maybe some of the bankers or financiers should have turned down the millions and billions that politicians were offering them. But sainthood is no more common on Wall Street than on Pennsylvania Avenue — or in the media or academia, for that matter.

    Actually, some banks did try to refuse the government bailout money, to avoid the interference with their business that they knew would come with it. But the feds insisted — and federal regulators’ power to create big financial problems for banks made it hard to say no. The feds made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/281740/democracy-versus-mob-rule-thomas-sowell

  85. wbboei
    March 23rd, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    I have gotten hit with brickbats here when I posted Morris stuff
    [….] told the young lawyers that their job was to find the truth and you could find it from a fool, from a drunk or a liar–at times. If that is the case, then why not from a toe sucker?

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

    Well, it does help if you begin your post by calling a toe sucker a toe sucker. 😉

  86. Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Florida AG: How We’ll Defeat Obamacare

    President Barack Obama’s healthcare initiative is the biggest attempt at a government overreach in U.S. history, Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, who is leading the fight against the program, tells Newsmax.TV.

    And that is why Bondi is confident the Supreme Court will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act after three days of hearings next week.

    “We’re optimistic that they will rule in our favor because this is so much bigger than healthcare,” said Bondi in an exclusive interview. “It’s the biggest attempt at an overreach in our history. So we have to fight it and we have to stop it.

    “That’s why 26 states, along with the National Federation of Independent Business, are challenging this and that’s why we have been given an unprecedented amount of time, six hours, in front of the court.”

    The hearing will start on Monday and go through Wednesday. Attorney Paul Clement will argue the states’ case before the nine justices, while solicitor general Donald Verrilli will defend the law.

    “The bottom line is this: the Constitution’s limits on the federal power are real and they must be respected, even if they are inconvenient for the Obama administration’s goal to take over one-sixth of our economy,” said Bondi, a Republican.

    The states’ main case is that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to insist that citizens buy anything, including health insurance. “If they can force us to do this, they can force us to do anything,” said Bondi. (Continues)

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/BondiObamacareSupremeunconstitutional/2012/03/23/id/433728

  87. Oh Look! Happy Saturday. The Blog Grinch has struck again and so early, too! Bet it will just LOVE this comment from Big Government.

    Videos are streaming into YouTube of Occupy Wall Street protesters running riot through the streets of New York last night, overturning barricades, assaulting and taunting police officers, climbing public monuments. These videos have been posted in support of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager killed by George Zimmerman in Florida. The riots themselves took place in support of Martin; they’re supposedly a part of Occupy’s “Million Hoodie March.”

    Meanwhile, the mainstream media has said virtually nothing. Only the foreign press has picked up on the fact that OWS broke into random acts of violent vandalism over Martin. The Guardian, for example, reported:

    A contingent of demonstrators made their way to Times Square while another headed south into the financial district. The southbound march grew increasingly raucous as it carried on into the night. One young man was seen running over the hood and roof of a moving car as it slowly approached the march. He stepped on the sun-roof of the vehicle, shattering the glass.

    Shortly after, the march, then reduced to approximately 200, arrived at the iconic Wall Street bull statue at Bowling Green Park. Since Occupy Wall Street protests began last year, the sculpture has been penned in by police barricades. As demonstrators surrounded the bull, a young man began pulling a section of the barricades down. As the police moved in his direction, other demonstrators followed suit and within moments all of the barricades were removed.

    A man quickly scrambled onto the back on the bronze statue, raised his fist and yelled, “I am Trayvon Martin.”

    Where’s the commentary from the mainstream media? Nowhere to be found. The New York Times admits it had reports at the rally, but restricted its report to the following line: “the rally broke into at least three different marches, with some people heading downtown while others headed north toward the United Nations.” The Los Angeles Times, by contrast, praised the social networking explosion of the Million Hoodie March.

    In the leftist press, by however, conflict seems to have broken out. Salon.com endorsed the violence, with Natasha Lennard (the former freelance New York Times reporter who trained Occupiers on tape) writing:

    FTR – I post ANYTHING from ANY site I consider relevant. I am not here to sift through archives of previously un-pc incorrect language. That, it seems, is your job. So I’m sure I gave you plenty of material, enough to keep you harmlessly fact checking for a few hours or so while you come up with some inane defense of OWS and how it’s clearly related to the hoodie incident. As a matter of fact, I think a lot of those video’ed blokes were also wearing hoodies. What a coincidence.

  88. Posting the link to Obama’s Executive Signing Order mentioned last week for the folks who were told it was all hype to get our juices flowing.

    The March 16 executive order that gives the President and his Secretaries the authority to seize all food, water, transportation, energy, and infrastructure inside the United States as well as forcibly induct/draft American citizens into the military-

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

    Where’s the emergency that prompted this end-run around Congress and justifies such a totalitarian approach to governing? Hmm… then again, Obama’s creative self loves emergencies.

  89. SoOme fun FAQS about the TM case you probably haven’t read about.

    1 – It happened almost a MONTH OGO! Why the media feeding frenzy now? Remember the two month lull between Georgie’s contraceptiongate questions and the accusations of a repub “war” on women? Is this a strategy? Who the f**k really knows wha happened? And whatever it was, why is the media suddenly picking it up almost a month later? Strategy, anyone? OH, thsi fits the script. Let’s use this. Saves us from having to manufacture just such a crisis.

    2 -Zimmerman suffered injuries including broken bones and injuries t the back of the head resulting in the need for stitches.

    3 – From my own perspective – yeah – he’s a nice looking kid. So what. I worked with hundreds of nice looking kids over the years who would smash your windows, slit your tires, break in your door, threaten you with baseball bats and all manner of other not so cheery stuff.

    4 – Take a deep breath and wait for the facts to come out. By that time it will probably be too late to forestall the gearing up for the summer OWS riots planned as prelude to the Nov elections and trying to dissuades voters from going off the plantation.

    Ain’t going to work.

    BO is toast. He is gone. He can cheat, commit voter fraud, launder money, call out the militia, try every desperate measure he can think of but his a$$ is toast. I predict that.

  90. Provo artist depicts Obama torching U.S. Constitution
    McNaughton says he’s “offended I even had to paint” polarizing work.

    By david montero
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Mar 23 2012

    A recently released painting of President Barack Obama holding a burning copy of the U.S. Constitution has seemingly set the political world on fire as well.

    Jon McNaughton’s picture, titled “One Nation Under Socialism” shows the president with a furrowed brow and hardened face and appearing decidedly unfazed by the flames licking closely to him as the Constitution is torched.

    The 44-year-old Provo artist released the work last week and said it easily has been the most polarizing print he has ever tried to market.

    “I didn’t expect to sell many of those because it’s not a very happy painting,” McNaughton said. “But people seem to like it because it represents how they feel about things.”

    It is not McNaughton’s first brush with controversy.

    He began political paintings in 2008 when he said he was troubled by John McCain’s bid for the presidency against Obama. That’s when he started working on a painting titled “One Nation Under God” that features Jesus holding the U.S. Constitution while a small boy stands and points at it. Jesus and the Constitution are surrounded by former presidents, soldiers, teachers and others representing different facets of America.

    But that was relatively benign compared to what McNaughton unleashed next — a painting of Obama stomping on the Constitution while President Bill Clinton claps, dispirited Founding Fathers look on in horror and a defeated-looking man on a bench can barely watch.

    That one was yanked last year from the Brigham Young University bookstore — a place he had worked for five years. He subsequently pulled all of his work from the store.

    Prior to his political works, McNaughton was largely doing tranquil landscapes. He even offers an option for people to have their family portrait feature Jesus in their midst. The package — “Paint Your Family with the Savior” — tops out at $7,200 for one person and Jesus. Additional people are $1,000 each.

    However, it is his latest offering, McNaughton said, that has resulted in hundreds of calls — not all of them supportive.

    “People have said it’s this offensive,” McNaughton said. “My reaction is — I’m offended I even had to paint that picture. But I’m using my First Amendment rights to express how I feel. I’m not mocking him or trying to make him look funny. It is dark, but I just wanted to get the message across as clearly as I could.”

    Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis said he defends McNaughton’s right to produce paintings like “One Nation Under Socialism,” but said it also points to a larger problem where civility has exited daily political discourse.

    Dabakis said he frequently disagreed with President George W. Bush and, locally, Gov. Gary Herbert, House Speaker Becky Lockhart and outgoing Senate President Michael Waddoups.

    But it wouldn’t occur to him to disrespect any of the offices they held.

    “We don’t really agree, but I would never question their patriotism and never question their loyalty to the country or to the state and, when it gets down to this base level, it really calls into question the ability of our country to solve problems.”

    McNaughton, who said he will support whoever the Republican nominee is for president, said he just wants Obama out of office and this is the way he can contribute to voicing fears people have about the current leadership in the White House.

    He also said he doesn’t expect to stop doing political paintings — even if Republicans capture the White House in November.

    “There are plenty of messages I still want to present — things to do with social issues and racism in America,” McNaughton said. “Things that mean a lot to people.”

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/53779357-90/artist-constitution-jesus-mcnaughton.html.csp

  91. More on marine story…

    March 23, 2012,

    Marine still outspoken despite facing dismissal
    By JULIE WATSON

    A Marine facing dismissal for running a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party that criticizes the Obama administration is still speaking out but has been getting little support from military law experts and free speech advocates who say he may have crossed the line.

    The Marine Corps notified Sgt. Gary Stein Wednesday that it is moving to dismiss him for violating the Pentagon’s policy barring troops from engaging in political activities.

    The military has had a policy since the Civil War limiting the free speech of service members, including criticizing the commander in chief.

    David Loy, of the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego County, said he has not followed Stein’s case closely, but that based on what he has seen in the media, he thinks there may be a legitimate concern on the part of the Corps about Stein appearing to be speaking as a member of the armed forces because of his Facebook page’s name.

    “The military has a very strong interest and appropriately so to remaining neutral,” he said. “The last thing we want is our military taking side on political issues.”

    Former Navy officer David Glazier, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, agreed.

    “He’s really rubbing the government’s nose in it,” he said. “It’s really hard to have sympathy for him.”

    Stein said he is not swayed. He said he received hundreds of emails from service members and the public in support of him.

    “They’re entitled to their opinions, but I still think this is a freedom of speech issue,” Stein said. “I’m standing up for the Constitution.”

    Stein, a nine-year member of the Corps, said he started the page to encourage fellow service members to exercise their free speech rights.

    The Marine Corps said in a statement that it decided to take administrative action after Stein declared on Facebook that he would not follow unlawful orders from Obama. He later criticized the comments of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

    According to Pentagon directives, military personnel in uniform cannot sponsor a political club; participate in any TV or radio program or group discussion that advocates for or against a political party, candidate or cause; or speak at any event promoting a political movement. Commissioned officers also may not use contemptuous words against senior officials, including the defense secretary or the president.

    Stein said his statement about Obama was part of an online debate about NATO allowing U.S. troops to be tried for the Quran burnings in Afghanistan. In that context, he said, he was stating that he would not follow orders from the president if those orders included detaining U.S. citizens, disarming them or doing anything else that he believes would violate their constitutional rights.

    Stein said in addition to being discharged, he would have his rank reduced to lance corporal if he is proven to be in violation. He said he was removed from his job at the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego on Wednesday and given a desk job with no access to computers.

    Stein was first cautioned by his superiors at Camp Pendleton in 2010, after he launched his Facebook page and criticized Obama’s health care overhaul. Stein volunteered to take down the page while he reviewed the rules at the request of his superiors.

    He said he determined he was not in violation and relaunched the page. Stein said he now plans to fight the charges. He had applied to extend his service, which was set to expire in a few months.

    Former military prosecutor Lisa Windsor said since the Civil War, military members have been testing those limits and gotten in trouble. Now those cases can go global because of the Internet.

    “I think they’ve been very lenient with him so far,” Windsor said.

    Stein said he will not wear his uniform when he speaks to tea party supporters but he likely will mention his case.

    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-03/D9TM6DAO0.htm

  92. Clinton’s legacy: Many miles logged

    Hands-on secretary of state was reformer, won praise for Libyan position

    March 24, 2012

    WASHINGTON —”Why extremists always focus on women is a mystery to me. But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in. They want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they want to control everything about us.”

    So said Hillary Clinton last month to a young Arab woman who had asked her at a public meeting about wearing the hijab. This encounter was in Tunis, where Clinton had just taken part in an international summit on Syria. She had come straight from London, where she attended a meeting on Somalia, and went on to Algeria and Morocco before making the nine-hour hop back to Washington.

    If Barack Obama is re-elected in November, one big thing is going to be different in his second term. He will no longer have his relentlessly globe-trotting former presidential rival at his side. The job is punishing, especially the way she has chosen to do it. Since taking office, Clinton has visited 95 countries and logged some 1.1 million kilometres, sometimes cramming more than a dozen meetings into a single day.

    “I’ve had an extraordinary 20 years. I’ve been really at the highest levels of American political life,” she told the Economist in a recent interview, “I need a little time to reflect, step off the fast track I’ve been on.”

    Evaluating her record is a complicated business. The job of a secretary of state has at least three parts: implementing foreign policy, acting as America’s global ambassador and running the behemoth that is the State Department. But in foreign policy — it is the president who takes the lead.

    When America is at war, Washington’s centre of gravity tilts even further toward the White House and the Pentagon and away from the State Department in Foggy Bottom. Moreover, Clinton started her job in unusual circumstances. With the victorious presidential campaign team in the White House and a defeated one at State, she needed to quell any lingering suspicions between the rival teams by showing a perfect loyalty. Not once in three years has she quarrelled in public with Obama, and only once — during the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt — did wires between the State Department and the White House become seriously crossed.

    Clinton says she has had no difficulty meeting the president on “anything, any time.” By the end of 2011, by the State Department’s count, she had taken part in nearly 600 meetings at the White House. But Obama gave Joe Biden, his vice-president, the lead in Iraq. “Af-Pak” strategy was delegated to her friend, the late indefatigable Richard Holbrooke; and a special envoy, George Mitchell, was given charge of reviving talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Clinton became the first secretary of state since Dean Rusk in 1961 to make her first overseas visit to Asia. The “pivot to Asia” was as much an invention of the White House as State’s, but it is Clinton who has put in the long hours to revitalize neglected alliances and plug America back into the heart of Asia’s multilateral organizations.

    On that first of more than half a dozen Asian trips, Jeffrey Bader, the White House’s director for East Asia until leaving last year, was struck by the shrieks of approval Clinton elicited along her motorcade route or in hotel lobbies. At a university in South Korea, he says, thousands of starstruck girls greeted her as “the ultimate woman’s role model.” No previous secretary has enjoyed Clinton’s advantages in the second part of her job, as America’s ambassador.

    As for running the State Department, no woman who came within a whisker of being president was likely to leave the behemoth at Foggy Bottom unreformed. Borrowing an idea from the Pentagon, she launched its first quadrennial strategy review. The aim, she said in an article for Foreign Affairs, was to develop “a more holistic approach to civilian power.”

    Veteran Republican Paul Wolfowitz says that her reputation as a good manager was earned by making few waves, except for what he calls her biggest accomplishment: saving America from what would have been a “disastrous” hands-off policy in Libya. The question now, he adds, is whether her record will be stained by a victory for Bashar Assad in Syria.

    Still, even her critics pay tribute to her high intelligence and astonishing work rate.

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/world/76950-clinton-s-legacy-many-miles-logged

  93. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/03/rally-to-repeal-today-in-washington-dc-noon-to-2-pm/

    Road to Repeal Rally – March 24 – Washington DC
    Hope to see you there…

    LIVE ON CSPAN

    Confirmed speakers include: Herman Cain, Ken Cucinelli, Steve Bannon, Jim Hoft, Tom Price, Louie Gohmert and others…

    Government run health care is the best example of everything wrong with the federal government. It is financially reckless. No one knows what it will ultimately cost – or where the money will come from.

    Additionally, ObamaCare will grow the federal government into every aspect of our lives. It will grow government into a massive bloated bureaucracy making health care decisions that directly affect you. In fact, the federal government must hire more than 17,000 IRS agents to enforce the law.

    We need to come together to stop Government run health care!
    Join thousands of patriots who oppose ObamaCare. Come to Washington, DC and be a part of the Road to Repeal Rally on March 24.

    ObamaCare is set to be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States the following week and we need your help to send a strong clear message to the big government types who are bent on trampling our personal choice and freedom.

    Join us on Saturday, March 24, 2012, for the Road to Repeal Rally.

    UPDATE: Radical atheists and Al Sharpton’s minions are also holding events today in Washington DC so it could be a wild day of protests. And, of course, you never know that the #Occupy criminals are plotting. I’ll keep you updated if I hear or see anything. Please be safe! We all know these leftists are prone to violence.

  94. Mrs Smith, If Trayvon (a nice kid in his own neighborhood, after all) saw himself being followed by a big hulking hispanic-looking dude, he may have panicked and indeed started the physical altercation that got out of control. If he did, his reaction may have been reasonable (if unfounded) fear for his life, possibly based on the race of the guy following him..

    What it may have been was racial suspicion on both sides, and crossed signals that got interpreted as threatening by both parties, then escalated. Or not. We don’t know.

    What we do know is that Zimmerman didn’t just follow and shoot him in cold blood. There was a fight. But he did shoot him. Unnecessarily. And he’s still dead.

    Sad all around – just sad.

  95. HillaryforTexas
    March 24th, 2012 at 10:34 am
    —————–
    Not sure what to think of this mess. All I know is that bambi et al will use it to their advantage.

  96. ShortTermer
    March 24th, 2012 at 12:04 am
    Re: wbboei
    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:31 pm

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

    Hello to Shorttermer and Wbboei…I come in peace, however with a different POV…

    wbboei said:

    A lot of conservatives left the party over Bush–and I was one of them. Some of them voted for Obama–that was one mistake I managed to avoid. Who knows. Maybe Santorum will vote for him.

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

    (I state my comments as someone who was a very active, vocal, diehard dem all my life…until 2008)

    so…

    imho…I would also add, that as so many of us know here…alot of democrats also left the O democratic party and mostly became independents or consider themselves Clinton dems/independents…

    …having said that, from some of the comments posted here that are in support of NG, or Santo…or that support strong, conservative “bold” ideas and also state that there is no way ‘conservatives’ will support Romney…here are my two cents…

    I honestly think there are so many that left the repubs because of Bush and so many that left the dims because of O…that now we do not want the extremes of either side…we want someone who is fairminded and can get in there and cut thru the nonsense and get this country going again…obviously a Clinton…but we do not have a Clinton running right now…in effect, some who is more moderate…not as idealogically reactionary but someone who can possibly see both sides of an issue and forge workable solutions…like Bill did, Hillary has done and Romney did in MA…

    …sometimes I get the impression from Shorttermers comments that you want a strong conservative to win and institute strong conservative policies as in what N stands for…if I have misread you, please do not be offended or angry, as I said previously I am trying to have a discussion of ideas WITH you…and I welcome your response…but no need to call me names or start hating me for a difference of opinion…

    I honestly think all the ‘strong conservatives’ dialogue changes when we get past the repub primaries where the strong conservatives perhaps now have the most power…

    …the strong conservatives will not have as much power in the national election, although I understand and agree with your points about how hard they will rally to do the actual campaign work when the national camp begins…that will depend on how much those individuals truly want to get O out of office after four real time years of him and they see what he has wrought and the prospect of four more real time years of him…with no threat of a re-election looming…

    …if those individuals can live with four more years of no boundaries or constraints on O rather than support Romney and give the nod to their own party, then they are defeating themselves and will be stuck with O…(reminds me of something my wonderful mother would say to me often…don’t cut off your nose to spite your face)

    I do not think the country wants to hand all the power of Congress and WH to either party…we have seen how that goes when both sides have total power…it is not productive…it is usually bad…we got obamacare, repubs lost their fiscal conservative principles, etc…it is like pent up energy gone amuck…

    frankly, imho, neither party can be trusted with too much power…and that goes for conservatives and liberals…everyone is so immersed and polarized with winning ‘their’ side that they cannot see objective truth in front of them or cannot admit to it…and for everyone else in the middle…as in, the people that “get up every day and go to work and try to pay their bills”…well we are getting screwed not only by the opposition but also by people that are supposed to be supporting us…we all know, it’s an insider’s game…

    talking about the constitution, they had it right…we need divided govt…politicians cannot be trusted…it is one of the few ‘checks’ “we the people” actually have…

    again, i truly do not mean to offend anyone that feels differently but on a Hillary site, we all should be able to express ourselves forthrightly…

    imho, as it pertains to the national election, NG and Santo really scare a lot of people (they scare moderate repubs)…besides the fact that they do not have the organization and money…both of them start at a very big disadvantage in the national election when the strong conservatives are of lesser importance in the national campaign…

    I think it works to republicans and Romney’s strong advantage that they will have a candidate that has a solid image, great family values, many successes in business (staples, etc), politics (MA governor) and on the international scene, the Olympics…many successes he will be able to exploit and provide testimonials to that average americans will relate to…especially in comparison to O…(there are many that like the goofy, Ward Cleaver, squeaky clean, ‘father knows best’ image Romney projects, he projects calmness and maturity…and again, I am talking IMAGE here in the national election)

    …I don’t think most Americans want any more radical change from either side…we want someone to get in there and address the mess we have and (fix) clean it up…and get the engine of our country running again…common sense stuff…

    bottom line…I want us to win this damn election…once we win, then we start stragizing on what we do next…

  97. Now, Team Obama is now marketing “Obamacare is a BFD” t-shirts on twitter. I guess what happened to the #ILikeObamacare Hashtag wasn’t embarrassing enough. But, in a way, Obama is right. Obamacare is a BFD —

    Over 700 San Diegans Rallied for Religious Freedom: Elite Media Minimizes. There were over 130 cities that held similar events yesterday. Most of the ones in major cities were attended by 1000 plus people. All were focused on the HHS mandate’s threat to First Amendment Protections.

    The elite media has tried to downplay reports with false numbers as questionable polls. However, every Bishop from the nearly 200 Diocese in America has sent a formal letter of protest, and the events brought together people of all faiths and races who know get what an existential threat the administration is.

    I don’t think BFD means what Team Obama thinks it means, though.

  98. NewMexicoFan, it’s a reference to Biden’s comment that when Obamacare passed, it was a “Big F*cking Deal”. Tacky thing for a POTUS to be putting on a teeshirt. No dignity or respect for the office of the presidency.

  99. S, thanks for your reasoned and polite expression of disagreement (you are absolutely right that in this pink oasis “we should all be able to express ourselves forthrightly” without fear of attack – we can go to DailyKooks and other such Hopium dens if we want to get attacked for expressing our opinions).

    You wrote “bottom line…I want us to win this damn election…once we win, then we start stragizing on what we do next…” We agree.

    Step One: Remove Barack Obama.

    Step Two: Party Purge of Obama acolytes, Obama enablers, and Obama nomination gifters.

    Step Three: Resurrect the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary and Bill Clinton.

  100. frankly, imho, neither party can be trusted with too much power…and that goes for conservatives and liberals…everyone is so immersed and polarized with winning ‘their’ side that they cannot see objective truth in front of them or cannot admit to it…and for everyone else in the middle…as in, the people that “get up every day and go to work and try to pay their bills”…well we are getting screwed not only by the opposition but also by people that are supposed to be supporting us…we all know, it’s an insider’s game…

    Good points, S. I for one may seem to be schizophrenic in what ideas or candidates I seem to support from time to time. But it’s all because of the whole power thing, for me. I’m always looking to NOT have a lot of power concentrated in any one group – whether it be the church, the unions, the Dems, the Repubs, the corporations, the activist groups, the federal bureaucracies, WHATEVER. I am suspicious of too much power, for ANYONE, because it’s always bad news. I’m tired of “pick your tyranny”.

  101. HillaryforTexas
    March 24th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Mrs Smith, If Trayvon (a nice kid in his own neighborhood, after all) saw himself being followed by a big hulking hispanic-looking dude, he may have panicked and indeed started the physical altercation that got out of control.
    _____________

    My question is this: If Zimmerman is part of his neighborhood watch committee and the community is gated.. How they heck did Trayvon get in through their gates?

    Also read elsewhere- media pictures of Trayvon flooding the airwaves depicting him @ 5yrs old and a teen, are a far cry from the actual, real life 6’2″ Trayvon.

    Good seeing you back H4T.. the more sane voices on this forum increase our chances for survival.

  102. Please help re lost link:
    Do you remember the video of Hillary during her campaign shouting, “I support the Constitution of The United States!” The first time I heard it, it hit me like a reawakening of The Liberty Bell, and I have had it ringing in my ears ever since. I would love to see it again.

    It seemed just a little strange to me at the time that she should make so strong a declaration — it seemed to me there was fear and defiance in it … not as if she were referring to past threats (i.e.sins of Bush administration) but as if she were seeing something coming. Or maybe I’m reading too much into it … still, it haunts me.

  103. There should not be a rush to judgement. Let the fact emerge in a fair and informed manner. Legal Insurrection has a good article on the Trayvon situation: The professor highlights this article:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0324/Who-is-George-Zimmerman-and-why-did-he-shoot-Trayvon-Martin/%28page%29/2

    “Mr. Zimmerman was not acting outside the legal boundaries of Florida Statute by carrying his weapon when this incident occurred,” Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee said recently. “He was in fact on a personal errand in his vehicle when he observed Mr. Martin in the community and called the Sanford Police Department.”

    The chief has also said Zimmerman had no legal duty to heed a dispatcher’s warning to stay put instead of following Trayvon on foot. (Chief Lee stepped down “temporarily” this week after receiving a no-confidence vote from the Sanford City Council over his handling of the case.)

    Also in 2005, his then-fiancée accused Zimmerman of domestic violence when she filed a court injunction against him. He responded with an injunction of his own. Their court battled ended when the injunctions expired in 2006. [snip]

    The fact that Zimmerman was known to local police has deepened suspicion that prosecutors overlooked key facts in determining that Zimmerman had a legitimate claim of self-defense under Florida’s landmark Stand Your Ground law, which allows the use of deadly force and obviates any need by a citizen to retreat if they reasonably fear for their life. [snip]

    But it’s the specter of racial injustice and suspicions about Zimmerman’s views on race that have sparked dozens of protests around the country and drawn international attention to Trayvon’s case.

    Zimmerman’s father, a retired magistrate judge, fought back against those allegations in a recent letter to the Orlando Sentinel.

    “The portrayal of George Zimmerman in the media, as well as the series of events that led to the tragic shooting, are false and extremely misleading,” Robert Zimmerman wrote. “Unfortunately, some individuals and organizations have used this tragedy to further their own causes and agendas. George is a Spanish-speaking minority with many black family members and friends. He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever.”

    In an interview Friday, Zimmerman’s lawyer, Craig Sonner, told CNN that Zimmerman had recently mentored a black boy, taking him out to play basketball and participating in fund-raisers at the boy’s church.

    “This is a case about self-defense, that’s what the trial is going to be about,” Mr. Sonner said. “It’s not about being angry over a racial issue.”

  104. Mrs. Smith, I had originally thought the kid lived there, but it turns out that the neighborhood is the home of his dad’s girlfriend. I think he was visiting or something, so had the gate code.

  105. Admin, I am with you wholeheartedly on all three steps…

    …like Hillary often says…we have to be smart about getting where we want to go…

    O has got to go…

  106. S
    March 24th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Excellent commentary. I agree neither party should be given absolute power. The dems want power to dictate in ALL aspects to us, the repubs want power to dictate social issues to us. I just want to be left alone. That is not to say govt is not needed, regulation is of course needed but now the Federal govt wants to interfere in every aspect of our lives. And if ObamaCare is upheld, it will unravel this country, fiscally and economically.

    I hear Pelosi recently say the critics of ObamaCare are just the insurance companies, could this woman get any dumber?
    Insurance is a policy, it is a contract between a citizen and a private company, this is not about Medicare or Medicaid, those are set up as safety nets, and those are good ideas (which need to be reformed as well to stregnthen them to be able to help people who temporarily need help). But now the Federal govt wants Americans, to FORCE them into a contract with a private company, what next? Are they going to say for the good of the car companies, all Americans have to buy a Chevy volt?
    And the argument that everyone has to buy car insurance, well yes that’s true, BUT the Federal govt is not forcing anyone to buy a car, if you buy a car, then you have to buy car insurance, no one is forcing an American citizen to buy a private product.
    If they want to regulate insurance companies, i.e. 26 yrs old can stay on parent’s plan, that’s completely fine. But you cannot force people to buy private insurance & penalize them if they refuse to do so. The good parts, and there really are not that many other than the 26 yr old being able to stay on their parent’s plan & no denial to people with illness, that’s a good idea, of course their premiums will be more, but they will not be denied.

    Even if the Supreme Ct. gives the Federal govt complete and utter control to regulate people’s lives by upholding this bad law, it will be eventually overturned, bit by bit. You cannot force people to buy a private product just as prerequite of being an American citizen. And as the Fed govt gets bigger, the rights of the individual shrinks, and this country is based on individual rights, NOT govt rights!

    Limited constitutional govt, yes have regulations, have a safety net, not a welfare state.

    Barry has to be defeated, ABO. Then the radicals from the “Democratic” party have to be beated back, and centerist pro-business dems like Bill have to be in charge again.

  107. My husband and many of his colleagues are really pissed off about this part of Obamacare:

    Among ObamaCare’s very early casualties were physician-owned specialty hospitals. These had long been targeted for extinction by the Big Hospital Lobby — i.e., the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals. With the sweeping health law, they finally succeeded in stopping any new ones from being built after 2010. Here’s an IBD article about the issue back in March, 2010.

    In short, the Big Hospital Lobby tried for years to get politicians to deny physician-owned specialty centers access to Medicare, a major source of revenue. How that happened is the subject of an in-depth article I’ve written that has now been published by The New Individualist.

    The struggle between The Big Hospital Lobby and physician-owned specialty hospitals is a classic case of big, politically connected businesses using government to squash the smaller competition.

    http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/7073-obamacare-victims-physician-owned-specialty-hospitals

    I keep beating this drum that what has been happening in this country, and causing so many problems, is not unrestrained capitalism.

    It’s an unholy alliance of Big Govt and Big Corps that amounts to nothing more than fascism – the means of production is in ostensibly private hands, but those hands are picked and chosen by the govt. They game the playing field for the politically connected, and those corporations in turn support the govt.’s aims, as payback for shielding them from any whiff of actual competition or robust free market forces.

    Handing even more anti-business regulatory or other powers to the govt in this scenario (though it’s a well-meaning impulse) is NOT going to fix it, it’s going to make it worse. In order for that to work, you have to have a separation of govt from the corporations – some sort of adversarial relationship. If you don’t have that, and have collusion, then the only outcome of handing the govt more power is to give them an even greater ability to quash competition and leave their favored Big Players as the only ones standing.

  108. HillaryforTexas
    March 24th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Mrs. Smith, I had originally thought the kid lived there, but it turns out that the neighborhood is the home of his dad’s girlfriend. I think he was visiting or something, so had the gate code.
    ________________

    Theres always two sides to every story and until all the facts are known, cooler heads need to prevail. Thanks for clearing up how the boy was found within the confines of the gated community.

    I hadn’t intended following the details of this circus until Obama and Holder interjected themselves into the drama.. steering the happening into a racially motivated event demonstrations and all.
    ___________

    admin @ 12:08

    Good find:

    “Zimmerman’s father, a retired magistrate judge, fought back against those allegations in a recent letter to the Orlando Sentinel.

    “The portrayal of George Zimmerman in the media, as well as the series of events that led to the tragic shooting, are false and extremely misleading,” Robert Zimmerman wrote. “Unfortunately, some individuals and organizations have used this tragedy to further their own causes and agendas. George is a Spanish-speaking minority with many black family members and friends. He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever.”
    ___________

    Hopefully, Obama and Holder have again jumped the gun, as in the Prof. Gates/Boston PD embarrassment.

    What next, a Piña Colada-Colt45 summit?

  109. I might add, speaking as a small business owner, by 2014, if I was still in business, I would be dropping insurance plans and make them go on the govt plan. Not that I want to do this, but the way this will play out is as follows. I already know several of my competitors who are planning to drop the private plans, and pay the 2K penalty. As they do these, their bottom lines and competitiveness increases, as a results, other small business will have to follow to stay just as competive.
    So families will lose choices, and the govt plan will get bigger and bigger, they will control more and more health choices, more control over doctors, less choice for the patient, more rationing indirectly, essentially, getting closer and closer to a single payer system, where the govt controls all of it. And Americans will suffer for it, especially the ones who need the help the most, the well to do will go to private clinics and get the best care, the ones on govt plans will have to make do with what is available to them. I already see this with Medicare, only docs that accept it will accept Medicare patients, in bigger cities I’m noticing more and more excellent doctors no longer accept insurance, no medicare patients, no medicaid patients. There will be a 2 tier system if this law runs its full course, those with financial resources will be able to afford the very best, those who are don’t have those resources will not, the very people who need help will be the first and most to be hurt.

  110. HillaryforTexas
    March 24th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    They are doing this to small farms as well, Solis is regulating kids being able to work on farms, so the family owned farm will eventually lose to the massive corporations like AMD.

  111. HillaryforTexas
    March 24th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    My husband and many of his colleagues are really pissed off about this part of Obamacare:
    ___________

    I agree and well said-

  112. tim, you are right. It’s insane how they are trying to regulate family farms, and forbid a kid under 18 from doing any work at all on his own family’s farm!

    They do this across the board, and sincere liberals fall for it every time. They propose all these new regulations and powers, and paint it as if the govt is going to reign in those evil corporations!!!!!! Yay!! But the end result is always crap that utterly bankrupts and cripples smaller businesses, as they don’t have the size and clout to comply – but curiously the Big Players either get a waiver or a loophole or simply have a big enough operation that complying isn’t difficult for them.

    The new banking regulations are another case in point. They did next to nothing to the megabanks like BOA and Citi – that have hordes of administrative staff and tons of lawyers on retainer. But the small, local, independent banks (you know, the ones who didn’t have jack-all to do with the subprime crisis) are being hammered out of existence by the new laws. People who know how much I have railed against the abuses of the big banks were puzzled that I was not jumping on the bandwagon of cheering on the Dodd-Frank “banking reform”. I mean, gee, did I not WANT those fuckers REIGNED IN??!! What was WRONG with me????

    Uh huh. I didn’t jump on the bandwagon because I saw it for the trojan horse it was.

  113. lil ole grape
    March 24th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve done a search with the words you supplied and came up empty. The quote you are looking for may be under a different title. If I do come across it, I will post it here for you.

  114. The entire affair, from the death of the young man, to what is occurring now is very, very troublesome. This country is
    I,e a powder keg about to go off.

  115. Re: S
    March 24th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    S, you want my reaction but you want to butt heads at each intersection? I am glad that you have decided to be somewhat civil, btw. We will have to agree to disagree. I have read your rationale time and again, and I do not agree with it, and I never will. The same is true in the reverse for you with my worldview.

    When most of the country is conservative, why in this world should they be irrelevant in the general? That seems to me is letting the tail wag the dog. And that seems to me to be the ‘fight’ that conservatives go through every election cycle. I saw it first hand in 2008. I actually tried to convince some to vote for McCain, will leave Palin out because they would have supported her and their problem was McCain, as they saw him to be what he is a moderate. I told them that at least McCain was a patriot.

    As I stated earlier, it is about ‘convictions’ and ‘principles’ with conservatives. They CAN not promise their principles. There is a world of difference betweeen CAN NOT and WILL NOT. You know the song, if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. They were and are upset with ObaMAO, but their principles are even more ingranined now than ever, Consitutional government, less government, less taxation,etc is what they stand for. It does not need to be said that they know McCain was a rightwinger compared to Romney who invented government healthcare, was for cap and trade, and like ObaMAO changes his strategy dependent upon the wet finger in the air strategy, and all the other less than conservative mantras he has initiated or been for over his career in politics. That is not even to mention that he likely is not eligible to be POTUS.

    FYI, I am a registered Independent, and feel absolutely no allegiance to EITHER party. I do however, view the two parties as the two wings of the same bird hell bent on controlling the citizens and with the ELITES in both parties having disdain for anyone who is not amongst them.

    Homer, toothless, hillbillies, hicks and all manner of other tasteless slurs have been heaped upon those who do not go with the flow of the minority factions [meaning that it is not the moderates or the leftist who are the majority]. Why, my home state of Alabama and my adopted state are both involved in this supreme court challenge and I am so proud of them, is yours? Someone on here even included George Wallace in a post…now that was just going over the cliff with bad taste as George Wallace has been dead for years and nobody even thinks about him anymore…however, there was no mention of even those who are still living and affecting our citizens of the other extreme of politics. So disingenuous was the reference; but that is what conservatives go through every day as I read the comments on quite a few sites.

    I had said before that while I considered myself a moderate before the 2008 primary, I now see that government really needs to be more to the conservative side to protect all the people; and for the sake of the little ones in my family I want the Consitution protected and defended. Period. Call me names if you want, it does not faze me, but you will never change my convictions about the type of government is needed for the generation just born nor about how bad this current government is. It is not about you or me, it is about protecting freedom for the generations that can not yet vote, and for their future generations. Neither is it about Fulk or Trayvon or Maher…all just big a$$ distractions to keep out eye from seeing what the left hand is doing. After the absolute debacle of ObaMAO, if we can make it through his administration, maybe we can all feel safe.

    For those espousing fooling the conservatives into voting for Romney in the primary, then pivoting back to his real self in the general…to me that almost seems like stealing from the populace. I do not like that tactic one little bit. Mark my words, Romney will not be elected in the general, conservatives will stay home on principle just as before. They do love the country, but unlike moderates and leftists, they will not compromise at least on principle. It is like the verse what good does it do a man to gain all the riches of the world, but at the price of losing his soul. That is where the conservatives are coming from; and even the devil will not make them change or compromise their principles…and at this point I do not even want to try to cause them to give up their principles as I have seen what that looks like since 2007. So, snark me if you do not like that I am for Newt Gingrich; the man with the plan that can kick a$$ and takes no quarter from the likes of ObaMAO. Sadly, I believe that you will be as sad as me to see the country maybe, at best only halfa$$, recover from coming to the same conclusion of Argentina or the Weimar Republic….much worse than Greece at the moment.

    As Foster Friess said about Romney the other night on tv: Romney is running for the White House [and I might add to fufill the Dream From His Father] while others are running to save the country. That is how I see it in a nutshell. They CAN NOT give up their convictions; Romeny WILL NOT win the general. So, welcome to a future with ObaMAO. Long live the King, er, dictator.

  116. Please look over the typos;I can spell I just can not type well.

    And btw, lil ole grape, I found meaning in a lot of things that Hillary said and some things she did in the primary that gave me to think that she knew what we did not know. I can hardly wait for her book on all the events.

  117. I was searching for the video of Hillary that lil ole grape asked about and did not find it either. The link below is one of Hillary’s best comments during a debate, imho. It is about what was the moment in your life that you were most tested. She said that both candidates would be fine no matter the outcome of the election, but she was worried that the people would not. She knew. Who else knew?


  118. Absolutely, this three-fold strategy bears repeating!:

    “Step One: Remove Barack Obama.

    Step Two: Party Purge of Obama acolytes, Obama enablers, and Obama nomination gifters.

    Step Three: Resurrect the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary and Bill Clinton.”

    And I have a feeling that BO will fight us tooth and nail on Step Three. His “success” has always been built on destroying the Clintons and their legacy. In this, BO is similar to the Right.

  119. Maybe the phrase about the Constitution is in this speech. It is Hillary’s speech in DC June 2007. I had to post it as I recollect about those days:


  120. Wobbie, I do hope you finish your book. Your breadth of knowledge (political and otherwise), spot on political analysis, and historical context will make for a superior read! You have many fans here and elsewhere.

  121. ShortTermer

    Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Newt does not win the nomination.
    Will you vote for the GOP candidate or will you not vote at all?

  122. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Newt does not win the nomination.
    Will you vote for the GOP candidate or will you not vote at all?

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

    Or perhaps vote third party?

  123. ShortTermer
    March 24th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Re: S
    March 24th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    S, you want my reaction but you want to butt heads at each intersection? I am glad that you have decided to be somewhat civil, btw. We will have to agree to disagree. I have read your rationale time and again, and I do not agree with it, and I never will. The same is true in the reverse for you with my worldview
    **********************************

    Shorttermer,

    thank you for your response…I can see you have put a lot of thought into it…

    for the record, I have never thought of us butting heads at any intersection AND i have never used any snark or insulting or derogatory words towards you…it is not my style…I have never called you any names…I do have strong opinions re: NG

    in fact, there is much that I think we agree on…perhaps you have become strongly conservative as opposed to moderate…for example, I remain an independent thinker and do find myself to be conservative when it comes to the debt and all this wasted spending and stealing that is destroying us, etc…so i do think you and i have essential points we agree on…

    I think where we ‘agree to disagree’ is on how to oust O…you clearly stated your viewpoint on principles and the next generation, etc and frankly I have no arguement with people being honest to their principles and believe me, I have tremendous fear and worry for the generations that are coming in the future…inflation, regulation, unnecessary wars, debt up the gazoo, global this and global that…on and on…is truly creating a world of uncharted territory for our loved one’s futures…

    We simply have a different approach as to how to oust O…surely we can agree that the winner is dependent upon people voting for him…and I do not see how NG or Santo actually win enough votes from independents, moderates, women, diseffected democrats, and even moderate repubs to actually win the national election…it sounds like you think NG would get enough votes to accomplish that…

    I can’t see it, especially when he isn’t even moving the needle in the republican primary that is prime time for strong conservative voters…they seemed to have switched to Santo…but I understand your passion…I honestly do…it makes me remember all the passion so many of us felt way back when when Bill Clinton first appeared in the early 90’s and more recently when we came so close to having our beloved Hillary as President…

    as I said…bottom line…O has to go…we are approaching the final stretch of the repub primaries…everyone has to evaluate what is important to them…and then put that passion into a realistic perspective…

    I wish you well ShortTermer, I understand your concerns…

  124. I hadn’t intended following the details of this circus

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    I’m staying out of this too, but I will just say that the boy’s family have little to lose by speaking publicly, while Zimmerman has probably been told by his lawyers not to talk about it.

  125. ST asked:

    Why, my home state of Alabama and my adopted state are both involved in this supreme court challenge and I am so proud of them, is yours?

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

    if i am not mistaken I think i have heard you mention that you are in central Florida??

    If you have read my comments I have mentioned many times I am in Florida (often feels like being in a time warp)…and if you are in Fla then you know our AG Pam Biondi if fighting the good fight against Ocare

    I reread your statement, i think we agree on many things (not all) alot more than you may want to see at this time…

  126. dorifg
    March 23rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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    I’m catching up on older posts. Thank you for making the most important point.

  127. admin
    March 24th, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Step One: Remove Barack Obama.
    Step Two: Party Purge of Obama acolytes, Obama enablers, and Obama nomination grifters.
    Step Three: Resurrect the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary and Bill Clinton.

    One step at a time. It seems agonizingly slow but this will be a whip-saw election. The public was sick of all things Bush in 2008 and would have elected any half way decent Democrat. But Obama and his band of cheats and thieves stole the nomination thus insuring his election and he did not even warrant much of a margin with that. A whip-saw election is one which the electorate “whips” back and forth between the parties to get rid of the officials who displease them and not because they agree or actually support their replacements. The party who is whipped out of office controls who gets to run and refuses to replace bad actors. 2010 saw Democrats “whipped” out of office because they were associated in varying degrees with Obama and not because voters supported Republicans. The party that is whipped in always gets a big head and thinks that they won because of their great candidates and ideas. They aren’t and they don’t.

    I am going to vote in my upcoming Republican primary for the first time in almost 40 years of voting. I may puke walking back to my truck. But Obama has to be whip sawed out so I hope I can vote for a Republican without a personality disorder in November.

    Step two will be faster. Once Obama is out the Democratic Party scum who facilitated this will be exposed. They will retire, they will try to show they tried to fight it, and they will go away pretty damn fast.

    Step three will be up to us.

  128. ShortTermer
    March 24th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t think she knew. Throughout the campaign, Obama paralleled Hillary’s platform besides taking each plank up a notch, topping hers.

    In her speech, sad to say, BO has destroyed her vision of America, piece, by piece, by piece. It’s almost painful to hear her after you get through the tears in the first 45 seconds of rounding applause.

  129. holdthemaccountable
    March 23rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    I have a serious decision to make. Have received solicitation for $ from “Black Republican PAC” & I want to contribute. Words are compelling but search results mixed.

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    Dunno about this PAC, but there’s a site called Blackagendareport that seems reliable; might see what they have to say about the PAC or other places to donate.


  130. Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman

    Updated: Friday, 23 Mar 2012, 6:19 PM EDT

    Published : Friday, 23 Mar 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    ORLANDO – A witness we haven’t heard from before paints a much different picture than we’ve seen so far of what happened the night 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.
    The night of that shooting, police say there was a witness who saw it all.
    Our sister station, FOX 35 in Orlando, has spoken to that witness.

    What Sanford Police investigators have in the folder, they put together on the killing of Trayvon Martin few know about.

    The file now sits in the hands of the state attorney. Now that file is just weeks away from being opened to a grand jury.

    It shows more now about why police believed that night that George Zimmerman shouldn’t have gone to jail.

    Zimmerman called 911 and told dispatchers he was following a teen. The dispatcher told Zimmerman not to.

    And from that moment to the shooting, details are few.

    But one man’s testimony could be key for the police.

    “The guy on the bottom who had a red sweater on was yelling to me: ‘help, help…and I told him to stop and I was calling 911,” he said.

    Trayvon Martin was in a hoodie; Zimmerman was in red.

    The witness only wanted to be identified as “John,” and didn’t not want to be shown on camera.
    His statements to police were instrumental, because police backed up Zimmerman’s claims, saying those screams on the 911 call are those of Zimmerman.

    “When I got upstairs and looked down, the guy who was on top beating up the other guy, was the one laying in the grass, and I believe he was dead at that point,” John said.

    Zimmerman says the shooting was self defense. According to information released on the Sanford city website, Zimmerman said he was going back to his SUV when he was attacked by the teen.
    Sanford police say Zimmerman was bloody in his face and head, and the back of his shirt was wet and had grass stains, indicating a struggle took place before the shooting.

    http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/state/witness-martin-attacked-zimmerman-03232012

  131. Thank you those of you who are trying to find that speech for me — I really want to find it and I appreciate your response!

    Mrs. Smith said: ”In her speech, sad to say, BO has destroyed her vision of America, piece, by piece, by piece. It’s almost painful to hear her after you get through the tears in the first 45 seconds of rounding applause.”

    Oh, Mrs Smith, I never find anything sad about Hillary’s speeches – no matter when I listen to them or what others said about them or even the fact that she was shafted – no, nothing about tHillary depresses me. I love listening to her speeches – she is ALWAYS inspiring! I wish we could have one of her speeches playing here on 44 everyday! That is how we can keep her faith in this country alive! She IS America at its best.

  132. For all the Muslim lovers here. The book has already sold out, BTW.

    Book tells Muslim men how to beat and control their wives

    Terry Davidson, QMI Agency
    First posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 10:26 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:16 AM EDT

    Related Stories
    Death and dishonour: Shafia murders the latest sad chapter in war on Muslim women

    A local bookstore has “sold out” of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives.

    The 160-page book, published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who’s described in the book’s foreword as a “prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning.”

    The store’s manager, who didn’t give his name, said the book had been sold out for some time, and the store’s owner, whom the manager identified as Shamim Ahmad, refused to comment for the story.

    In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”

    Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.”

    Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfil his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ”

    In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
    ****************************************************************
    Male dominance over women has been making headlines for some time, with the recent lengthy trial and conviction of the Shafia family.

    Mohammad Shafia, 59, his second wife, Tooba Yahya, 42, and their son, Hamed, 21, were each convicted in January on four counts of first-degree murder in what was characterized as an honour killing of four female family members as punishment for disobedience. They were handed life sentences with no chance of parole for 25 years.

    Shafia’s three daughters and his first wife were found drowned in a car at the bottom of the Rideau Canal in Kingston, Ont., in June 2009.

    Eric Brazau says he was flipping through the marriage guide while in the bookstore around a month ago.

    Brazau bought it out of curiosity but was taken aback when he found dozens of chapters and passages giving Muslim husbands advice on controlling, restraining, scolding and beating their wives.

    “At first, I thought that it is incredible that this kind of thing can be found in Canada,” said Brazau. “And then I thought, radical Islam is not coming to Canada, it is already here.”

    Interesting, isn’t it, that you-know-who grows blue in the face over contraception rights for U.S. women but has nothing to say about Islamic women’s abuse.

  133. S…yes!

    admin
    March 24th, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Step One: Remove Barack Obama.
    Step Two: Party Purge of Obama acolytes, Obama enablers, and Obama nomination grifters.
    Step Three: Resurrect the Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary and Bill Clinton.

  134. Another witness says Zimmerman was attacked.

    SANFORD, Fla. – A neighbor of George Zimmerman and fellow neighborhood watch captain in their Florida gated community came to his defense Tuesday, saying Zimmerman shot Miami teenager Trayvon Martin after numerous burglaries at The Retreat at Twin Lakes.

    Frank Taaffe pointed out the circumstances that he believes led his 28-year-old neighbor to react the way he did on the night of Feb. 26: Eight burglaries within 15 months, most done by young black males, he said.

    “The stage was already set. It was a perfect storm,” Taaffe said.

    His father has said that Zimmerman is Hispanic, grew up in a multiracial family, and is not racist.

    Twin Lakes’ population is ethnically mixed. A few residents said there is tension within the gated community, but Taaffe insisted Tuesday that Zimmerman was acting out of concern for the safety of the area.

    “George is a congenial, amiable, admirable person,” he said. “He had a passion and a care for this neighborhood to ensure the safety of everybody here.

    And, furthermore, George is no Rambo.”

    Taaffe said that Zimmerman was appointed as a watch captain, despite reports that he appointed himself to the post.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/21/10791755-neighbor-comes-to-defense-of-trayvon-martins-shooter?ocid=ansmsnbc11

  135. lil ole grape
    March 24th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    You are a better person than I am-

    Hillary’s concession speech was heart wrenching to me. It was the never-ending applause that caused the tearing up… deafening applause, that if we kept it up, somehow we could prevent the inevitable words yet to come. Is what I meant-

  136. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-

    NBBP low on charisma. Only 15 showed uo.

    Not a Black Panther was in sight at the spot of a planned New Black Panther rally. (Matthew Boyle — The Daily Caller)

    SANFORD, Fla. – Members of the New Black Panther Party failed to show up to a protest they planned outside the Sanford Police Department on Saturday.

    According to several news outlets, the New Black Panthers had scheduled a protest on Saturday at noon outside the local police headquarters — a follow-up to one they held before MSNBC host and liberal political figure Al Sharpton’s rally on Thursday.

    At Thursday afternoon’s rally, Mikhail Muhammad, the southern regional minister for the New Black Panther Party, told protesters that the national New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz would join them at the Saturday noon rally. At noon at the Sanford Police Department, though, Shabazz, Muhammad and other New Black Panthers weren’t there. Only a few local television news crews were on scene.

    A much smaller contingency of New Black Panthers — including Muhammad — instead gathered at 1 p.m. outside the Sanford neighborhood in which Trayvon Martin was killed. According to the Orlando Sentinel, those Panthers are calling for an army of 5,000 black men to conduct a citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman — the neighborhood watch captain who shot Martin.

    There were hardly more than 15 people at the neighborhood Panther gathering, though.

    The group has been posting signs and distributing flyers pushing for Zimmerman to be taken into custody “dead or alive.”

  137. About the bird flying against the window glass, even after you put paper on the inside of the window. If you can reach the outside of the window, you might smear it with Bon Ami or some similar cleanser and leave it there. That should prevent reflection which is attracting the bird.

    (Still catching up on posts I missed.)

  138. Insider Warned Us – Obama’s Racial Division Plan Now Underway…

    by Ulsterman on March 24, 2012 with 0 Comments in News

    By inserting himself directly into the ongoing conversation regarding the shooting death of a 17 -year old Black youth in Florida by a Hispanic man, and with Obama supporters in the Liberal Media repeating charges of national racism, Barack Obama appears quite willing to push the United States into a potential race war. The following excerpts were from an interview conducted during the summer of 2011:

    Insider: (Interrupts)—I’m trying to lay out the psychological foundation of the son-of-a-b**ch. You think people might want to know what this man is really like? How everything around him – the whole f***ing image…it’s a charade. It’s a lie. He fooled me – he fooled a whole lot of us. And he is frightened every hour of every day that the country will find out. But this realization, this little part of Obama’s self-awareness, it’s getting beat down by the guy’s absolute arrogance and when necessary, willingness to over-reach acceptable executive authority. Yeah, it’s a lot more important than the fact he dresses like a slob when the cameras aren’t on, or that he lies over and over again just because it’s convenient and the media continues to let him get away with it…it’s about how far he will go to keep the charade up, right? How far, and who is he willing to throw under that bus? Who can be sacrificed to keep up the lie that is Barack Obama? To keep the scandals down? To keep people quiet? To keep himself as the tool for the ones really calling the shots?

    So will he stir up the race issue if it means guilting or scaring white voters to keep him in the White House? Hell yes he will. He’s been doing that sh*t his whole damn life! You wanna say so what to that? You wanna see this country torn apart by race because we have a president who sees it as a viable political tool? Don’t answer – let me talk here. I’m laying some things out I’ve been holding back on, so if you wanna hear it, let me talk. Don’t interrupt me with one of your little questions…

    The race card, the racial thing – whatever it’s gonna be called, it is the number one asset this administration believes it has to win in 2012. Their own polling data has shown that to be true over and over again. But how far are they willing to push that? Race. The charges of racism? I believe all the way if they have to. And they are gonna get people stirred up. And if Barack Obama doesn’t win re-election, watch them stand back while the riots break out, and watch them mouth the words “Burn baby burn.” I don’t think they are willing to go that far, I know it. If they can’t have America, nobody will.

    That’s how big – that’s how important this election coming up is. Even the people who pay attention to this stuff…they don’t realize how big this is. How important to the country. We are truly at a fork in the road here. This administration is going to attempt whatever necessary to remain in power. Race. Intimidation. Media attacks. Division – divide and f***ing conquer. You notice how divisive the Republican primary campaigns have already started to become?

    You think that’s all occurring on its own? Hell no. Tens of millions of dollars are already being spent getting conservatives, Republicans, Independents, whatever – get them to attack each other. Get them frustrated and lower their desire to vote for the eventual nominee. You know, Republicans used to be the party that would unite behind the nominee when they were chosen – it frustrated the hell out of us Democrats who were always bitching over this or that right up until the election.

    That’s not the case anymore, and your Republicans are much weaker because of it. I’ll say this, if Republicans don’t get their shit together and vote for whoever is the nominee – and I mean WHOEVER is the nominee, then it will be another four years of Barack Obama running this country into the f***ing dirt and that’s what we deserve. If we are too stupid as a country to fix this mess…then so be it. It’s over. The America we know, the America we knew – it’s over. Done. And we will only have ourselves to blame.

  139. BASIL99
    March 24th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    ——————

    This is my opinion, of course, but I get the feeling that she either doesn’t like to be wrong, or like to admit when she was wrong. She may have a warped sense of fairness, or of supporting what she views in some way as the underdog. She has a worldview that she is sticking with regardless which may be an indication of a fear of change. She really makes me scratch my head sometimes, but she never disappoints because I always seem to know what side of an issue she will take. With that written, I get the sense that she isn’t a bad person, just someone supporting some ideas that are mostly out of synch with my own, and ideological to the core. What I mean by that is that even if the cold hard truth was opposite of what she believes to be so, then there must be something wrong with the truth. OR, maybe she just likes to be the contrarion, and the attention it brings. None of this really matters to me EXCEPT encouraging a third party vote in the upcoming election. Any vote cast for someone that is not Obama’s likely strongest opponent is one that will not be a vote to cancel out an Obama voter’s vote, and in this election, that is misguided.

  140. Mrs. Smith
    March 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 am
    We are the Baby Boomers the tail end of the Woodstock generation that revolutionized establishment thinking when the WH was governed by establishment Republicans. We changed America for the better proving there can be a chicken in every pot and realize the American Dream of home ownership, a family, and good paying job through the election of candidates beginning with Bill Clinton. He proved the Rule, Peace and Prosperity is possible and sustainable.

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    Thanks, well put. A good point often ignored.

    Btw, about my ‘resume’, the sites I created and run are 1950democrat.livejournal.com, PumaResponders, PumaForPalin, and I forget what others.

  141. Absurd! Can lead to bird poisoning!

    Put something in the window to distract it – even a shade should do.

  142. Thanks. In one comment section we have learned more about the Trayvon Martin case than in a month of Big Media watching. After it was mentioned here about how the pictures of Trayvon as a young boy influence our mental assessment of the case we went looking for pictures of Trayvon as a young man at the time of death. This is what we found (posted by a black man who is aware of how Big Media bias works):

    http://twitpic.com/90m8x7

  143. a third party vote in the upcoming election. Any vote cast for someone that is not Obama’s likely strongest opponent is one that will not be a vote to cancel out an Obama voter’s vote

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    This was much discussed before the Nov 2008 election. A third party vote has only half as much effect against Obama immediately, but imo a liberal third party vote has more effect toward discrediting him among the DNC.

    (I voted for Mc/Palin in 2008, but she’s not running this time.)

  144. Preventing Window Strikes

    Quick Tips: To prevent bird strikes, do not place feeders near windows or move them closer (1-3 feet away) or farther away (25-30 feet.) Break up the reflection with fruit netting or CollidEscape window film.

    http://www.sialis.org/windowstrikes.htm

    Birds collide with glass for four reasons: either they:
    • cannot see the glass at all because it is transparent (especially a problem with two windows or a window and mirror opposite each other, creating a “corridor effect”)
    • see a reflection of the outdoors, and try to fly through what looks like unobstructed open space (the “mirror effect”), or
    • are attempting to defend their territory from a perceived intruder – their own reflection (“territorial strikes”). Bluebirds, cardinals, and robins typically do this. Territorial window strikes are more common in springtime, but may occur year round. During the fall, male birds often get a second flush of testosterone (called “gonadal recrudescence”).
    • some bluebirds are just “nosey,” and will cling to a window screen or will come to the window to beg for mealworms, but do not crash headlong into it. (See bluebirds apparently alerting hosts to problems.)
    There are a number of options to prevent birds from striking windows. If the problem is the reflection on the exterior of the window, changes inside won’t help. Keeping blinds or shades drawn, or putting up a curtain inside rarely solves the problem, unless you are dealing with the corridor effect. In that case, light colored drapes or partially closed vertical blinds on sliding glass doors when the sun is shining direction on the window may help break up the reflection, or closing or covering the opposite window or moving a mirror may help. Otherwise, choose from the following methods – moving attractants ; dulling/breaking up the reflection, or putting up something that moves or is scary. Also see Plexiglas sides on bird feeders.
    If you have a large house or lots of large windows/glass doors, you are may have a correspondingly large problem – especially if the bird has already developed the habit of going from window to window. Usually the bird will have a “favorite” window (e.g., facing east); deploy your countermeasures there first.
    See below if bird is stunned. If you find seriously injured birds, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator.
    Move attractants: feeders, bird baths, nestboxes and perches
    • Do not place feeders directly in front of windows.
    • Move bird feeders or bird baths farther away (25-30 feet from the window).
    • Put feeders or bird baths closer (within 1-3 feet of the window) so birds aren’t moving fast enough to get hurt. They are also more likely to see the windows.
    • Move nestboxes 100 feet or so from the building (to prevent territorial strikes).
    • If the bird is using a favorite perch or two while watching the window, try removing those perches, or temporarily blocking access to them (territorial strikes).
    • Don’t hang houseplants inside windows where strikes are common.
    Dull, break up or otherwise eliminate the reflection on the exterior surface of the window. You’ll need to leave the material up for at least two or three weeks for territorial strikes. After a few weeks, the bird should get out of the habit. The sooner you eliminate the reflection, the easier it will be to break the habit. See Suppliers List to purchase commercially available items.
    Remember to put the material on the outside of the window. For patterns/objects placed on windows, they should uniformly cover the entire glass surface, and be placed no more than 2-4″ apart.
    Most effective:
    • Drape or tack thin netting (fruit or crop, small mesh like 1/2″, sold garden centers and home improvement stores, or volleyball net), a soft fabric screen, or shade cloth over the outside of the window. It can hang loose,stretched taut, or tacked onto a frame. It is unattractive, but supposedly 100% effective.

    CollidEscape film on window, photo by Jennifer Brown. She says you don’t even notice it is on from the inside (see photo above.) Easy to self-install – just clean glass, spray with soaping water (dish detergent + water), peel sticky backing from film, apply to glass and smooth out any wrinkles using a squeegee/our hands. You can move it around a bit until the water dries underneath. It is supposed to last 3-5 years at least. Jennifer has had no strikes since installing it, and she used to get several per month.
    • Suspend old window screens, storm window screens or screen doors in front of the windows birds are hitting regularly.
    • Apply a material like CollidEscape, a window film with small perforations that reduces exterior reflectivity and transparency. Jenn in NH said this worked when fishing line, hawk decals, and moving the feeder and birdbath didn’t. She has not had a single dead bird or strike since it was installed. Looking through a window with CollidEscape on it is similar to looking through a screen window. It also reduces the amount of UV infiltration (which can bleach hardwood floors.) She found that since birds can not see inside as well, so she is able to observe them better. See photo on a picture window.
    • Apply a material such as products used on greenhouses to make glass opaque, or plastic applications that make glass look frosted, or frost the window yourself.
    • If the bird is attacking car mirrors, cover them with socks, or put bags over the mirrors.
    • One inch vertical white cloth strips, four inches apart OR one inch horizontal strips two inches apart. Strips of tape, or streaks of soap, no more than 10″ apart, may also work. Vertical stripes are most effective. You can buy cords called Acopian Bird Savers – I don’t know anyone who has tried them though.
    • Feather Guard (6 feet long strings with 5 colorful feathers, attached to glass with 2 suction cups) – Greg Robert Pet Supplies – my mother said these did not work for her.
    • Cloud the outside of the window with something that will leave a non-reflective, opaque or chalky surface on the glass. Brasso, glass-wax or fake snow, Epsom salts mixed with beer, a light smearing of toothpaste applied with a damp sponge, or other products that do not have abrasives that will scratch glass (check instructions to verify that they are okay to use on glass and can removed with a sponge and water.)
    Other choices:
    • Tape newspaper, architects paper (opaque), cardboard, or sheets over the outside of the windows.
    • Cover windows with clear gift wrapping with a light colored patterns (available in 40″ roll) and replace when it loses its static cling (every few years),
    • Cover windows with plastic food wrap (e.g., Saran or Glad wrap). If needed, spray a light coating of vegetable oil like Pam on first to get the wrap to stick. Wax paper can also be used.
    • Plant shade trees planted outside the window to cut down on the reflection.
    • Install window dividers (snap on type)
    • Let your windows stay dirty.
    • Stick “post-it” notes or the little round, white reinforcements rings for three-holed notebook paper all over the window.
    • Put a hanging plant outside the window.
    • Suspend/drape tree branches in front of the most frequently struck windows. Get good coverage over the pane of glass without completely eliminating the view. This may slow birds down (as they plan to negotiate through branches) enough to allow time to swerve/land on the branches.
    • Consider installing awnings that can be lowered at night or raised when you want a view.
    • Tape 1 foot squares of aluminum foil to the outside of windows.
    • Place commercial decals (also called “window clings”) like dots, spider webs, or bird silhouettes or other shapes (e.g., leaves, snowflakes) or leaded glass on the glass. They work better on the outside; but will last longer, stay cleaner and are easier to put up on the inside. Space decals uniformly, two to four inches apart (which is about as far apart as a grown man’s stretched out hand). You can buy them at some hardware stores, Wild Birds Unlimited stores (pack of four for $8)or at Whispering Windows. Wash right over them. These may have limited effect – some say they must cover 80% of the glass surface to work. One person using a Hawk decal did see a reduction in the number of goldfinch strikes.
    • Dim or turn off night lights during migration season.
    • Put bright lights on during the day to eliminate the reflection and allow birds to see what’s inside — human stuff — rather than the reflection that results from darkness inside and bright sunlit objects outside. Turn the inside lights off as dusk approaches. (for territorial strikes)
    • Try yellow highlighter X’d on the inside window as one big X or several little X’s. Humans can’t see the yellow on the window but the birds can (untested – see Sibley’s blog.)
    Put up something that moves or is scary (best for territorial strikes)
    • Build a “feather guard.” String bird feathers strung about 8 inches apart on fishing line, and then string them vertically (no more than 10″ apart) across regularly struck windows.
    • Hang something that moves in the breeze in front of the window: mylar (at least 3/4″ strips cut from a Happy Birthday sign hung a few inches apart, or in the form of a sparkling wind sock, or attached to a paper town cardboard roll that is suspended from a string in front of the window); old CDs, tin foil pie pans, colored balloons, short strips of plastic surveyor’s flagging (available in rolls), strips of a plastic garbage bag, or yarn.
    • Thumb tack string diagonally across the windows, in an “X” shape. Tie strips of cloth or surveyor’s tape (colored plastic strips) to the string so the ends flutter in the wind.
    • Hang kinetic sculptures like the long, twirling rainbow colored plastic ornaments (that look like icicles) that can be found in birding/gardening stores.
    • Hang CDs (shiny side out) on small suction cups with hooks.
    • Make a color copy of a photograph of a local barred owl, and tape it inside the window (territorial strikes).
    • Drape rubber snakes on top of the window frames, hanging down just a little (works best with pecking).
    • Try putting a stuffed animal in the window.
    Plexiglas sides on bird feeders
    • If your bird feeder has Plexiglas sides, birds may panic when trying to exit and crash into the Plexiglas side(s). Most people put tape on it, or mark it (with a plaid design, stripes, crosshatching, or X’s) with a permanent black magic marker or black electrical tape so the birds don’t try to fly in/out that way.
    What usually doesn’t work:
    • Hawk/owl/crow silhouettes (commercial or traced onto black paper or vinyl), owl decoys, blinking lights, eyeball patterns, wind chimes are typically NOT very effective. Several people even reported that a bluebird attacked a silhouette. Hawk silhouettes work better if they move (e.g., hanging from a chain/rope.)
    What to do with a stunned bird:
    If the bird does not recover in a few moments and is motionless, put an upside down box or colander over it, or place it in a small box with a lid, or a grocery bag that has been folded closed. Put the container in a warm, quiet location. Do not attempt to force the bird to eat or drink, but you can leave a small bowl of water in the box/bag. Avoid handling the bird. Release it outside as soon as it is alert and active (usually within an hour.) If the bird is seriously injured or doesn’t recover in a few hours, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. More on what to do with injured birds.
    References:
    • Top 10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Window Strikes, BirdWatchers Digest
    • “My Way” by Stiles Thomas, Bird Watcher’s Digest, September/October 2001 issue
    • Best of Bluebird_L thread on Window Strikes
    • Bird Window Collisions by Daniel Klem, Wilson Bulletin 101(4), 1989, pp 606-620
    • Sources of window clings
    • Estimated annual mortality (Sibley Guides)
    • How to Avoid Window Collisions – Cornell, All About Birds
    • How to Make Windows Safe for Birds – Flap.org
    • Creative Solutions – Steering Birds Clear of Windows, National Wildlife Magazine, Oct/Nov 2001, Vol.39, No.6
    • Sources of window clings or film
    • Bluebirds alerting hosts to problems
    • Wildlife Rehabilitators and Emergency Baby Bird Care

    http://www.windowalert.com/?gclid=CNn_wa27gK8CFYuK4Aod4hwD4Q

  145. Re the bird. Yes, check the safety of anything you put outside the window. But the point is, that anything INSIDE the window may not stop the reflection (as the paper inside hasn’t stopped it).

  146. turndownobama, I have read in the past what your answer is to comments about voting third party in this election. Surely, there must be a better, and more effective way to discredit him (like supporting his most powerful opponent, and thus helping him lose re-election. I also believe that you voted for Sarah, which is exactly what I did. Like shortTermer, I said to myself “at least McCain served in the military” which helped me view him just a bit better. Yet, it was Sarah who inspired me, and she still has the ability to do so.

    Every vote needs to matter in this election. The real message to the DNC will happen when their lousy choice is defeated. You can’t send a more clear message than “I voted to ensure that your candidate lost”.

  147. Deconstructing the trayvon propaganda,

    Excerpts
    admin, can you embed the pic with his gold teeth?
    Contact Info: refuge2012@hushmail.com

    HuffPo’s Insufferable Propaganda Reporting on Trayvon Martin
    The front page of AOL leads to a Huffington Post article about Trayvon Martin that is so ridiculously over the top – if the issue was not so serious it would be funny. From the optic of the banner graphic headline (copied below), to the complete fabrication of some facts, to the remaining filler verbage being, well, blatantly avoiding the known reality.
    This is the type of reporting, wait,…. I don’t know if reporting is even appropriate in this example. More apropos descriptive would be ‘propaganda’, so blatantly biased that it fills the casual reader with disinformation and in some cases outright falsehoods. Worse yet, this type of dishonest story telling diminishes the actual substance of concern within the real issue itself.

    Copied and deconstructed (italicized) in its entirety to showcase the manipulation.

    Yes, this is the actual banner picture on their page. Cute kid isn’t he? Guess it would have been too much to expect a picture more recent than 8 years ago. Makes ya feel all sympathetic and so forth… (*note he was seventeen in reality)
    Starting a fight? Possibly high on drugs and up to no good? No, friends say that description of Martin from the neighborhood crime-watch volunteer who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager doesn’t match the young man they knew.
    Notice “former football coach” no mention of how old Trayvon was when Horton coached him. Pee-Wee football? Could be… Why not mention when he coached him? Wouldn’t fit the narrative, maybe?

    Yep, funny how the pictures of him showing off his gold teeth (grill) and flipping the finger are absent from the rallies. But then again, those pictures are far more recent. Go figure.
    An Orlando criminal defense attorney who says he represents Zimmerson told CNN on Friday
    Since the slaying, a portrait has emerged of Martin as a laid-back young man who loved sports, was extremely close to his father, liked to crack jokes with friends and, according to a lawyer for his family, had never been in trouble with the law.

    Portrait from who? And notice the subtle use of the word “portrait”. “According to a lawyer for his family”? Where’s the name of the lawyer. Is this reporting or story telling?
    Yeah, they love to keep talking about this football player Trayvon, except there’s one issue. He hasn’t played for years. I’m surprised they didn’t mention his weekly choir practice, or kitten rescue efforts.

    After he stopped playing, he remained active in the organization, volunteering six days a week from June through November of last year to help run the team’s concession stand.
    Whoopsie, they just dated their pictures and admitted, however subtly that he was not playing football. Kinda makes you wonder why he stopped playing, no? Volunteering for the concession stand but not permitted to play? What gives?

    Martin was tall and lanky – only 140 pounds, according to the family’s attorney – and his nickname was “Slimm.”

    Nice injection of the 6′ 2″ Trayvons weight. Wonder what use that tidbit of information might have? Perhaps preparation to defend against the “fight” aspect?

    Martin’s parents kept a close eye on him, but they didn’t have to be too strict, since he stayed out of trouble, Collins said. However, he had recently been suspended from school for five days for tardiness, his English teacher, Michelle Kypriss, told the Orlando Sentinel. School officials did not respond to a request for comment.

    Really spinning the narrative here. They kept a close eye on him, yet he was suspended for tardiness. They kept a close eye on him yet they didn’t know he disappeared for 3 days after the shooting until notified by the Orange County coroners office? Something doesn’t pass the sniff test.

    Suspended for 5 days. WRONG. School principal reports via the Miami Herald he was suspended for 10 days, that’s two school weeks. “for tardiness”? Not likely. But then again, they kept a close eye on him right?

    And why would the first thing the parents lawyer think to do was seal his school records? What’s there to hide?

    Martin’s father was not happy and grounded the teen for the duration of the suspension.
    Yet, funny thing. He was in Orlando during his suspension and “grounded” yet somehow strolling around the neighborhood unbeknownst to the father (Tracy Martin) or his girlfriend. Huh?

    Trayvon “knew he was wrong,” Horton said.

    Yet, with that knowledge he ignored his “grounding” and left the house, which obviously was devoid of any adult supervision at the time. Huh?

    Horton, the conspicuously vague, potentially pee-wee, football coach from some unknown time
    Was Dad along for the trip, or did he just drop him off with the girlfriend a couple hundred miles away? Again, not passing the sniff test. Anyone think to ask about adult supervision? Where was Dad?

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/03/24/deconstructing-huffpos-insufferable-propaganda-reporting-on-trayvon-martin/

  148. Remember this? Makes me think of Breitbart.

    Key witness in passport fraud case fatally shot

    A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.

    Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

    Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car.

    Emergency medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

    City police said they do not know whether his death was a direct result of his cooperation with federal investigators.

    “We don’t have any information right now that connects his murder to that case,” Cmdr. Anzallo said.

    Police say a “shot spotter” device helped an officer locate Lt. Harris.
    A State Department spokeswoman yesterday declined to comment, saying the investigation into the passport fraud is ongoing.

    The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency’s top ranks.

    One agency employee, who was not identified in documents filed in U.S. District Court, was implicated in a credit-card fraud scheme after Lt. Harris told federal authorities he obtained “passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/apr/19/key-witness-in-passport-fraud-case-fatally-shot/

  149. Re Hillary’s remark about contraception.

    It was Fox that said she “weighed in” and mentioned Catholics, at
    foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/28/hhs-ruling-holder-vows-court-battle-over-contraception-mandate/#ixzz1pum4kjdw

    I did find a more reliable source for her main point:

    http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2012/02/28/clinton-testimony-short-on-details-about-global-health-budget-requests/
    When asked a question by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) about improving access to family planning services but not abortions, [….] She added that family planning has the potential to decrease unintended pregnancies in the developing world by 25 percent, and that numerous studies have shown that the incidence of abortion decreases when women have access to contraception.

    So did Fox just make up the part about Catholics and practicality?

  150. Yes, the picture of the older Trayvon is no longer available at the link that was provided.

    After reading about the Zimmerman situation, I have discussed this with a friend the past few days. We are both of the opinion Zimmerman should have followed the instructions that the dispatcher gave him. I am also of the opinion that Zimmerman cared about his community, and that he wanted to do something to keep his neighborhood safe. Just to let you all know, Sanford is in the vicinity of Orlando. In more recent years, Orlando’s crime rate has increased greatly to the point in which I have heard discussions about it on radio call-in programs. People are sick of it, so I understand the desire for neighborhood watch groups. Yet, people still need to keep their senses when it comes to making decisions about and reacting to the worrisome crime situation.

    I have a couple of questions about the shooting. 1). Why did Zimmerman get out of his vehicle? 2) Were the two fighting over Zimmerman’s gun, and if so, is that the reason why it went off?

    I abhor Jesse Jackson and the other rabblerouser’s attempts of making this about race, especially considering the bit of information of the break-ins, and who was largely responsible for committing them. If they want to talk about race, then they should expect questions from people like me who have had elderly grandparents who were white, attacked by younger black men during home invasions. Or is that not fair to discuss in their eyes?

  151. Not to forget: tonight is Louisiana primary night. Santorum will win but it won’t really matter since he will not be the nominee.

  152. Jarett’s pet goat-
    _____________

    Van Jones: Obama Opponents ‘Hate Everybody In America’

    Disgraced former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones made an appearance in Hawaii last night in which he ripped on the “American fantasy” and called for socialistic approaches to wealth redistribution, while castigating Obama opponents as America-haters. In his keynote address, he stated that the American dream was under threat:

    Not the American dream they talk about on TV. There are two American dreams. One of them I call the ‘American fantasy.’ You know that one? Everyone is going to be rich. Everybody. And we’re all going to be able to ride out to the great white suburbs, get a McMansion, get flat-screened TV to cover up the holes in our lives. That is the American fantasy, which is turning out to be the American nightmare. It is dying out on its own accord – it deserves no defense and it will get no defense. I am glad that is going away. That was not serving anybody.

    Jones then ranted about the “dream killers in America.” He said, mirroring the language of President Obama, that the real American dream was that “you can work hard, play by the rules and get somewhere.” That dream, he said, was going by the wayside.

    He then turned to his time in the White House:

    I was there for 6 months. Best 6 months of my life, followed by the worst two weeks. … What I saw there is why I am here today. I saw some of the most beautiful people, some of the most well intentioned people, some of the smartest people ever to serve in our government, be stopped in their tracks, stopped in their tracks, by people who mean us no good. People who claim to be patriots but seem to hate everybody in America.

    He continued by asking what happened to the hope that elected Obama president:

    What happened to all that hope? What happened to all that beauty? What happened to all that spirit? Did the people leave the planet? Was there a rocket ship I missed? Did people join that other party with the warm beverage — what is it — the coffee party? No we’re still here. We’re still here. And we still have each other. We still have each other. No one can take that from us.

    The speech was attended by close Obama ally Gov. Neil Abercrombie, among other prominent liberals.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/21/Obama-Van-Jones

  153. FOX network and its handpicked lackies is a disgrace to TV viewers.Just another cheap political party trying to shape our lives their fair and and unbalanced way.Turn them off or saintorum will be a POTUS before we notice.

  154. Yup, Mrs. S, I posted all opf those ysteday.

    There’s a post upthread about the NNBPP event – only 15 showed up.

    Here’s a link (for nomobama as well) showing both the flip the bird pic and the gold toothed one.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/03/24/deconstructing-huffpos-insufferable-propaganda-reporting-on-trayvon-martin/

    I posted an old WI report upthread predicting just what’s going on now.

    The MSNBC idiot blaming other talk hosts for incitement should look in the f**ing mirror. Like I said yesterday, while listening to radio, watching TV at doctor waiting rooms and overhearing conversations this trayvon thing WHICH HAPPENED ONE MONTH AGO has already jumped the shark.
    II say bring it on. You want a race riot you got one. I’m not backing down and i’d say at least 210 million others aren’t either. Let them start the war. It’s the last thing they’ll ever do. They are going down and the ringmaster is BO. Not my fault people don’t want to listen to reason.

  155. nomobama

    “If they want to talk about race, then they should expect questions from people like me who have had elderly grandparents who were white, attacked by younger black men during a home invasion. Or is that not fair to discuss in their eyes?”
    _____________

    So Sorry to hear about the ordeal your grandparents sustained in a home invasion. I suppose they are lucky to be alive-

    Seeing the crime was committed by black men, I believe any derogatory comments associated with the event would be relegated to the stereotyping racial profiling file, until it was finally declared a racist statement.

  156. Speaking of conversations overheard in a waiting room:

    “I thought a different skin color might mean some change, but it didn’t. Just politics as usual.”

    The speaker also said he was a full blood Native American.

  157. yes, thanks Basil. I read your posting of the Insider’s report in full, taken from Ulsterman’s previous interview. Thanks for posting it…

    Ulsterman and Breitbart seem to be our best sources for now. Ulsterman predicting future events and Breitbart reporting what we will never see or hear on mainstream.

    Ck your incoming in a few minutes..

  158. nomonbama,

    I was attacked 3 times – twice by blacks, once by a Hispanic kid. Two on the subway and once on 22 between 5th and 6th on my way to a rehearsal. The fothermucker stole my instruments. I ran down the street screaming for someone to stop him but no one did.

    And those attacks were BEFORE I became a music teacher. I had at least 3 attacks during those years, too, one which nearly caused me to lose an eye.

    Again, all perpetrators were black. The simple, brutal truth.

    Oh – and the 22 street robbery was one populated by lots of whites. Lots of whites on the subways, too, Same thing in the schools with regard to administration and teachers.

  159. Re: Shadowfax
    March 24th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Who will I vote for? The candidates have not been chosen yet, so I do not know.

    S, I had forgotten that you lived in Florida as well, but my bigger point is that both states I am connected to are a part of the solution and I guess that was not written very clearly.

    That photo of the young man does look somewhat like ObaMAO….does Michelle know? He inherited the family trait of saluting with one finger if so. It is funny how little things like that can trigger the memories again.

    Mrs. Smith, I am sorry that the video made you sad.That was not my intention.

    But there was another video that I got in email that made me sad. It was a compilation of statements by Hillary and Patraeus used in conjunction of some video of ObaMAO about the Quaran and the bible. It showed her speaking at an Itfar and using the words the Holy Quaran. I believe that Hillary and Patraus were just repeating what they were instructed to. The video was contrasting their holding the Quaran sacred while this administration holds the bible in disdain; even instructing American military to burn bibles while protesting so harshly against the burning of the Quaran by the military. It really is depressing, but is very believable, and powerful; but they tie Hillary in it as well and without her deserving imho. It is making its rounds. It is by Act17{something or another). It basically was about ObaMAO, but tied Hillary and Patraeus into it even though only snippets were used. It was very disturbing and powerful. I hate it when they keep using Hillary.

  160. but tied Hillary and Patraeus into it
    ____________

    Post it here so we can have a look-

    sounds like selective editing…

  161. Just wanted to comment on the timing of recent events:
    Travon Martin was killed in February, but it didn’t become a big story until AFTER the revelations of Derrick Bell’s influence on Obama and their close ties (early March). We also have the shameless anti-Palin ad to congsider which mocked the idea of whites as racial targets. Was the ad produced that soon after the Bell story, or part of a bigger plan? hmmm

    Today on public radio i heard a black “civil rights” attorney discussing the Martin killing, and she refered to America as a “white supremacist country”. It seems all so calculated to “prove” the CRT crapola, and re-ignite Obama’s winning coalition.

  162. I warn you it is not pretty, almost made me puke. One comment attached to it on was do Christians still believe that our leader is a Christian.


  163. valleyboy
    March 24th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Just wanted to comment on the timing of recent eventsVB,

    I am covering a sovereign citizenry case in Albany County. Now most of these folks are simply trying to protect their rights and get back to the constitution as originally written. Are there a few wackos? Yes. But out of the estimated 300,000 you would expect a bad apple or two.

    My point is, the US Gov had now made such groups the number one terror threat in the country – far above, say, Jihadists. And the cops and police departments I interact with all have swallowed the new meme hook line and sinker.

    Now THAT, my friend, is scary.

  164. Question: do all of us know how to capture a screen online? That would be a very useful tool with all the scrubbing going on.

  165. ShortTermer
    March 24th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Its funny you ask that, I’m trying to ask my more tech savvy younger relatives how to do that. I have no idea, but my nephew, who is a Ron Paul supporter is very good at all this, I will ask him. All this scrubbing of all things is very scary.

  166. Well, first of all- Hillary’s statement on the Quaran was probably made sometime in early 09’… when the religious climate with Muslims was not as heated as it is today where Islam’s focus has turned to ACTION- openly killing Christians in other parts of the world.

    To me, the release of this video at this time seems to have a divisive mission seeing that Hillary’s comments are highlighted as betraying respect for the Christian faith (Bibles) in favor of Islam’s Quaran. And I believe her original statement on the Quaran was to prevent unconscious disrespect of the Quaran as a mechanism that would escalate into an excuse for Islam killing American soldiers. Her statement seems to be geared to containment recommending don’t give them an excuse to hate you when the intention is not there. So be careful how you handle the Quaran and respect their religious beliefs.

    As to the Bible burnings… the government could have returned the Bibles to the sender as soon as the package containing them was opened and viewed for what it was… A potential time bomb in the hands of an American soldier seen with it by Muslims. Ultimately the way the bible situation was handled seemed more of a demonstration by the CIC humiliating Christians in keeping with his continued Muslim protectionism.

  167. Just heard on Fox News that Dick Cheney got a heart transplant, I believe the report said he waited for 20 months, Cheney is in his early 70s, I didn’t realize that donor lists accepted older patients.
    Not a fan of the man (although compared to who’s there now, Cheney looks much better in my view), but wishing him a speedy and complete recovery.

  168. Mrs. Smith
    March 24th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you, you are a wealth of knowledge. I’m going to bookmark that website.

  169. tim
    March 24th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    There is Free software for screenshots. I would look it up again at google looking for consumer complaints about the software from previous users before I decided to ultimately downloand even the Free edition to my computer. Just sayin-

  170. At the conclusion of the general election, a friend of mine who is a professor of journalism predicted that now that Obama had been elected, business factors would cause mainstream media to go back to being journalists. I disagreed. My feeling at the time and now as well, is that they went so far in the wrong direction that they gave themselves no path of retreat, and would therefore become more and more of what they were in the campaign than revert back to the time honored role of journalist. It is like Gresham’s Law where that bad money chases out the good.

    Years ago I interviewed for a job of general counsel for a regional airle. The head of the company loved to fight with the union, and that took precedence over running the business. He had had a strike and that left a badly divided cockpit. He gave the union hell and got it back from them in spades. I went into the interview trying to figure out how to help him solve his labor problems so he could concentrate on the business. He went into the interview testing to me to see if I was tough enough to spit nails and beat the union even though the law was not on his side. At the end of the day, I did not get the job. But it made me wonder, how do people lose touch with reality to this extent?

    Hitler had a subordinate named Von Ribbentoff (sp) who was an odious guy, but Hitler loved him. He negotiated with Britain and secured the agreement to allow Germany to rebuild its War Machine, which had been constrained by the Washington Treaty. That was part of the reason. But the bigger part of it was something Hitler said about him: he loved him because he was so radical. Yea radical. Hitler went on to say all the rest of my subordinates I have to push shove cajole threaten entice to do what I want. Not so him. I have to hold him back.

    I wonder if we are not dealing with a universal truth about authoritarian personalities. The reason they surround themselves with bootlickers is because they are at war with that voice inside of them which tells them you have gone too far, you are no longer credible, reality says no, ergo they are warm and receptive to someone who reassures those doubts by saying au contrare–you have not gone far enough. I think that is part of what is going on with CNN, ABC and NBC. Is everyone in their employ corrupt. Perhaps not. But the system they serve drives them in that direction.

  171. Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    (CBS News) Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced.

    A statement from the former vice president’s office said the 71-year-old is now recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., outside Washington.

    The statement said Cheney had been on the transplant list for 20 months and did not know the identity of the donor.

  172. If it turns out that Zimmerman is Hispanic and was the victim of the attack rather than the perpetrator, then let those truths come out. The reason why Holder is moving in to take over the investigation is because they have already sent out the campaign message and if it is proven to be fraudulent then it is another strike against the credibility of his boss. Therefore, he is keen to bury those details–as we have seen from him so often in the past. Fortunately, the state has concurrent jurisdiction, since murder is a state crime and their investigation and prosecution are not pre-empted. In some, this business of playing the race card at every turn to distract the electorate from an abysmal governing record will backfire on the perpetrators. If they had not been so blatant about this in the past, it might have worked, but like Von Ribbentoff, they have been far too radical about it, and explicit as the their agenda. The problem with race baiters like Holder, Jessie Jackson III, Roland Martin, Al Sharpton, Godzilla Brazil, Race Man Jim Clyburn and unfortunately Mr. Obama is deep down they hate America–whites, blacks who disagree with them, hispanics and asians equally—equal opportunity discrimators they most definitely are.

  173. So will he stir up the race issue if it means guilting or scaring white voters to keep him in the White House? Hell yes he will. He’s been doing that sh*t his whole damn life! You wanna say so what to that? You wanna see this country torn apart by race because we have a president who sees it as a viable political tool? Don’t answer – let me talk here. I’m laying some things out I’ve been holding back on, so if you wanna hear it, let me talk. Don’t interrupt me with one of your little questions…

    The race card, the racial thing – whatever it’s gonna be called, it is the number one asset this administration believes it has to win in 2012. Their own polling data has shown that to be true over and over again. But how far are they willing to push that? Race. The charges of racism? I believe all the way if they have to. And they are gonna get people stirred up. And if Barack Obama doesn’t win re-election, watch them stand back while the riots break out, and watch them mouth the words “Burn baby burn.” I don’t think they are willing to go that far, I know it. If they can’t have America, nobody will.
    —————————
    Basil; insider is wrong about that. Obama will definitely go that far. It is the act out stage of the narcissist mindset. But this time, it will not work. This guilt thing is passe. He has had his moment in the sun, and there is not way guilt entitles him to a second term. I hope that is what they are thinking because that means they are stupid.

  174. But, then again, did Zimmerman confront the 17 yr old? All the facts are not yet known, either side of this.

    This should have have been investigated without a bunch of race baiters getting involved. Frankly, I think OTurd getting involved was to solidfy his base and to distract from everything else, so he doesn’t have to answer to anything, especially with a complicit and compliant MSM.

  175. something I sent to a friend with a big dc firm today with the sensitive parts removed.
    ———————————————————————
    I suspect you guys are on top of this but you may not be aware of this piece. Dakota Creek Shipyards in Bellingham is constructing two 140 foot 11,000 horsepower Arctic Tugs for use in the Arctic to bring in modules and supplies. I am told that the prior generation was only 8000 horsepower so this is a big deal. Crowley, as you know, departed Alaska, but it looks like they are getting ready to re-enter. Meanwhile Shell Oil among others is doing oil exploration in the Barents Sea.

    Obama has got domestic oil production shut down. Furthermore, his foreign policy failures with respect to Egypt, Iran and Iraq have engendered uncertainty and instability in the Middle East with respect to continuing oil supply. Finally, there is his recent executive order which allows him to take over the oil industry in the event of war or national emergency. As a result there is a lot of pent up demand.

    I believe Romney will win the presidency. The current poll data suggests otherwise, e.g. Rassmussen, but it is transient for a lot of reasons. I know from an insider in the Obama campaign that the internals show him nearly 10 points lower than what the national polling agencies–like WSJ today are reporting. The case against him is compelling–particularly when it comes to his multiple attacks on the Constitution and the likelihood that he will lose Obamacare before the Supreme Court. I am pretty sure he will lose in November.

    If I am right, then then there will be an upsurge in oil activity in Alaska in 2013, when Romney takes over. The reason I mention that to you is because

  176. BASIL99
    March 24th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    For all the Muslim lovers here. The book has already sold out, BTW.

    ————
    Disgusting! Someone tell me why any book store would agree to put this garbage on their shelves to begin with?

  177. I agree, let the investigation be thorough, without the professional race baiters, and then let justice proceed, guilty or not guilty, but the facts have to be investigated thoroughly.
    It appears there are at least 2 witnesses who say Zimmerman was attacked.

    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/seminole_news/022712-man-shot-and-killed-in-neighborhood-altercation#ixzz1phFMGCu4
    ————————-
    Also, it would be nice to have something a little more up to date than a picture as he looked as an innocent child. Whoever inside the White House posted that picture so one of his handlers could plant a question with NBC–whoever that was should be given the Josef Goebbels award for propaganda and should be removed as unceremoniously as possible from the public payroll. He or she is a disgrace to the country, and a blight on the political system.

  178. get ready to see a lot of Romney morphing into Reagan in a multitude of ways as things evolve…

    I mentioned previously when discussing “image” that Romney has that middle aged Reagan ‘look’ going on…if and once he is the nominee i can see many subliminal links to Reagan’s image…the repub party will try to ‘project’ it…

    …here’s Larry Kudlow’s attempt…

    ***********************************************
    http://www.moneynews.com/LarryKudlow/Reagan-romney-Mitt-Conservative/2012/03/23/id/433739

    The Reagan in Romney: Mitt’s Tough Conservative Positions
    Friday, 23 Mar 2012 06:16 PM

    The late William F. Buckley Jr. naturally put it best when he said, “The wisest choice would be the one who could win. No sense running Mona Lisa in a beauty contest. I’d be for the most right, viable candidate who could win.”

    Bill Buckley’s Law applies to Mitt Romney today. And it’s worth noting Rush Limbaugh’s recent update to the dictum. Following Romney’s terrific Illinois victory speech on Tuesday, Rush said flatly, “A conservative alternative to Romney is Romney.”

    As the tough primary season ventures on, Romney has clarified and evolved his views into tough conservative positions.

    On economic policy, for example, he would limit the government budget to 20 percent of GDP, slash $500 billion in his first term, and restrain Medicaid, food stamps, and other entitlement transfers before block-granting them to the states.

    His Medicare reform is near identical to the Wyden-Ryan approach. He’s for a true, all-of-the-above energy policy that would take the regulatory handcuffs off drilling on federal lands. He would repeal Obamacare. And he has come up with a supply-side tax cut that lowers marginal rates by 20 percent across-the-board and drops the corporate tax to 25 percent.

    These are very conservative positions. One can seriously ask whether Romney isn’t the most conservative presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan.

    Yes, there is still work to be done on clarifying the difference between Romneycare and Obamacare, as well as the need for a strong King Dollar approach to monetary policy. And more tax simplification. But in broad terms it’s impossible not to think of this former businessman as conservative on the key economic issues. He’s for limited government, lower tax rates, and deregulation, all with a fair amount of detail.

    Columnists Dan Henninger and Jennifer Rubin have written about Romney’s close relationship with conservative icon Paul Ryan. It’s a point I made a while back, as I speculated a Ryan appointment as Romney’s budget director.

    Senator Jim DeMint, another conservative icon, recently told the National Journal after meeting with the former governor, “What I can tell conservatives from my perspective is that I’m not only comfortable with Romney, I’m excited about the possibility of him possibly becoming our nominee.”

    The second half of the week was dominated by Team Romney’s Etch A Sketch gaffe. But folks shouldn’t let this fog out Romney’s brilliant economic-freedom speech at the beginning of the week.

    On the night of his big Illinois victory, Romney offered a moral exposition of the merits of economic freedom and free-enterprise business. And all the while, he mockingly referred to Professor Obama, who has no clue about what makes business tick.

    Romney railed against overregulation, noting that Obama’s regulators would have shut down the Wright brothers for their “dust pollution.” He said the Obama government “would have banned Thomas Edison’s light bulb,” adding, “Oh. That’s right. They just did.”

    Romney made it clear that economic freedom is the key to the American economy. He said, “The history of the world has shown that economic freedom is the only force that has consistently lifted people out of poverty.” He added, “The genius of America is that we nurture these dreams and the dreamers. We honor them, and, yes, we reward them.”

    Pause a moment on the idea of rewarding the dreamers. This is a crucial difference with Obama, who wants to penalize the dreamers. Make a bunch of money and you’re gonna pay higher tax rates. It’s the class-warfare 1 percent versus the 99 percent. Tax the rich. Redistribute.

    But Obama’s class warfare is an assault on freedom. It’s an assault on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s a key point in this election. It may be the key point. And by acknowledging the importance of rewarding success, and constitutional freedom, Romney also shows he understands the incentive model of economic growth.

    In fact, Romney recently told National Review’s Robert Costa that solving the budget deficit can be done in two ways: spending reductions and pro-growth tax policies.

    The Ryan budget itself, when properly priced out in dynamic terms to account for growth incentives from lower tax rates, would be balanced in ten years with substantially lower debt-to-GDP ratios. It sounds like Romney gets this. That by itself is worthy of the nomination.

    Then Romney told us on Tuesday night, “This election will be about principle. Our economic freedom will be on the ballot.” He said essentially the same thing the day before during a University of Chicago speech. And for many months he has been talking about the battle for America’s soul, between Obama’s big-government entitlement state and his vision of a merit-based opportunity society.

    This is Reagan-like. This is Jack Kemp-like. This is Paul Ryan’s American idea.

    This is, in short, profoundly conservative. An election winner.

  179. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1527030286001/pat-boone-takes-on-the-health-care-law/?playlist_id=933116663001

    The above is about death panels. Later there is an video about how Imelt is telling people that he is disappointed in Obama. Well, Soros has expressed the same sentiments. Whenever a key backer of Obama is shown to be a key backer and the public gets wind of it that key backer says something like this. As far as Imelt being asked by his friends why he backs Obama, I would say two things–first the man is a pariah meaning he has no friends–one prominent ceo told a friend of mine that Imelt is a scumbag–but noted that he agreed with him on an outsourcing issue, due to taxation. If it were up to me, Imelt would be in a cage. He has destroyed a good media company and corrupted the system all for the aggrandisement of GE which was also a great company once, before lizards like him and his corrupt mentor predecessor Jack Welch took the helm.

  180. get ready to see a lot of Romney morphing into Reagan in a multitude of ways as things evolve…

    I mentioned previously when discussing “image” that Romney has that middle aged Reagan ‘look’ going on…if and once he is the nominee i can see many subliminal links to Reagan’s image…the repub party will try to ‘project’ it…
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    No S. That is a bridge too far. He will be a George Herbert Walker Bush. But that is still good enough to beat Obama.

    I cannot understand why anyone would vote for Santorum, especially after his latest gaff. What they should be saying to him is you have stayed too long at the fair.


  181. Re Martin, how do we know that ANY of the alleged photos, cute or scary, were really of him? Evidence for that might be a picture from a family photo, or in the home, or a school yearbook or some local paper with article.

    (Obama said some picture resembled him; maybe his intelligence would be up to getting a real picture?)

  182. Just today- Imelt backing BO no more:

    Bam’s angry adviser Immelt appalled at O’nomics

    March 20, 2012

    Back when he agreed to advise the Obama administration on economics, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt told friends that he thought it would be good for GE and good for the country. A life-long Republican, Immelt said he believed he could at the very least moderate the president’s distinctly anti-business instincts.

    That was three years ago; these days Immelt is telling friends something quite different.

    Sure, GE has managed to feast on federal subsidies, particularly the “green-energy” giveaways that are Obamanomics’ hallmark.

    But Immelt doesn’t think he’s had anywhere near as much luck moderating the president’s fat-cat-bashing, left-leaning economic agenda of taxing businesses and entrepreneurs to pay for government bloat.

    Friends describe Immelt as privately dismayed that, even after three years on the job, President Obama hasn’t moved to the center, but instead further left. The GE CEO, I’m told, is appalled by everything from the president’s class-warfare rhetoric to his continued belief that big government is the key to economic salvation.

    Or, as one friend recently put it to me, “Jeff thought he could make a difference, and now realizes he couldn’t.”

    Immelt’s conversion from public Obama supporter to a private detractor is important: It shows how even businessmen who feast off his subsidies worry about his overall economic agenda and its long-term impact on the economy.

    Don’t expect Immelt to say anything publicly about the downside of president’s economic agenda anytime soon: He’s still serving as what is considered the top outside economic adviser to the White House. (A GE spokesman insists that the reports I’m sharing here about Immelt’s private criticism of Obama are “ludicrous.”)

    GE has too much to lose for Immelt to publicly ’fess up to his disdain. The president now routinely talks up his desire to tax businesses that create jobs overseas, and GE overseas expansion is well-documented. Nor does the company want to put all its green subsidies at risk.

    And of course the last thing Immelt or his shareholders need is for the president to turn his class-warfare fire on them, as he did to his erstwhile pals in the banking business.

    Yet friends report that Immelt’s displeasure with the president’s economic policies is real and palpable in private settings.

    Back in 2008, the GE boss gave both to GOP presidential nominee John McCain and, in the Democratic primaries, to Hillary Clinton; he’s said that he voted for McCain. But GE as a whole was one of candidate Obama’s top donors. As noted, Immelt joined the new president’s team, first as a member of Obama’s Economic Advisory Recovery Board and later as head of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

    Yet even as Immelt continues to dispense advice to the president, friends tell me, he’s privately rooting for Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination and defeat Obama in the fall.

    A GE spokesman says simply, “Mr. Immelt has not decided to support Gov. Romney.” OK — but the GE “community” sure has. In 2008, GE execs (who often take their giving cues from the guy at the top) gave over five times more to Obama than to McCain. This time around, GE executives have raised nearly twice as much for Romney as for Obama, and Romney isn’t even the nominee yet.

    I’m told a clue to Immelt’s disenchantment with the president can be found in GE’s annual letter to shareholders, in which the CEO laments, “We live in a tough era in which the public discourse, in general, is negative . . . American companies, particularly big companies, are vilified,” when “we need to work together to find a better way.”

    Sure doesn’t sound like an Obama booster to me.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/bam_angry_adviser_YOANZQkGODYVqFDAsI9LjP
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    Imelt is working on redemption with the R-Party.

  183. wbboei…I am happy to see that you also have some confidence that Romney may be able to pull this off and get “us” passed our Step One…

    I don’t really see the GWB but it will be interesting to watch that play out

    OT and only relating to the visuals…but I still think R looks like a young Stewart Granger…R has those ‘old hollywood’ good looks…like a throwback to the 1940’s…(btw…before my time but that is my impression)

  184. ShortTemper (j/k)
    If you’re using a Mac, you just press the shift key+the apple key+the number 4, then click/drag a rectangle over the area you want to capture. You’ll hear a camera ‘click’ and your image is saved to the desktop as Picture 1.

    On PC’s just hit the Print Screen button to copy the screen onto your clipboard and then paste it in Paint (in the accessories).

    My version of Windows 7 has a snipping tool at the top of the Start menu that lets you take a full screen shot.

    ShortTermer
    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:46 pm
    Wbboei!!! What a wonderful surprise to see you back. I have missed your posts and insight so much. I was disappointed that more mention and analysis of your twelve part article was not made on this site. Perhaps that can be corrected going forward.

    I agree, maybe a guest column if admin needs a break? I would love to read wbboei’s book too!

  185. admin
    March 24th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    S, thanks for your reasoned and polite expression of disagreement ( you are absolutely right that in this pink oasis “we should all be able to express ourselves forthrightly” without fear of attack
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    Admin, I am glad they hear this from you now. If you check the last thread or the one before, that is exactly what I said and many others seconded. It is a shame that it took your moderating this forum to make it happen.

  186. Seen on still4hill: article on Hillary. Sure they want her to run in 2016. Just stay out of the way (or we push you out of the way in 2008) in 2012.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/03/hillary-clinton-on-kissinger-albright-and-women.html

    Departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently shared some of the wisdom gleaned from twenty years in the White House with Mitt Romney’s favorite magazine, The Economist. Clinton has visited 95 countries and traveled 730,000 miles since joining Obama’s cabinet, and Kirsten Gillibrand recently told BuzzFeed that she’ll be “one of the first to ask Hillary to run in 2016.” In the lengthy interview, Clinton got kind of whimsical about the past and talked about signing a treaty she’d never heard about.

  187. That NY Magazine article was talking about this interview with the Economist. {hey, wait a minute, is she saying Obama is not all that jazz, 😉 — see the emphasized part}

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/lexington/2012/03/foreign-policy

    LEXINGTON: Many people in this town say that President Obama has been the most hands-on foreign policy president since probably Nixon. How has that affected the way you’ve done your job at the State Department? Do you agree with the premise?

    MRS CLINTON: The three presidents that I know the best from my time in the White House, the Senate and certainly this administration would all consider themselves very hands on. There might have been different approaches and styles, but each president finds himself, no matter what he starts out doing or thinking he will be focusing on, drawn into foreign policy. It’s just the way the world works, whether it’s Bosnia, or Afghanistan, or Pakistan, or whatever it might be.

    So I don’t know whether that’s an accurate historical perception. I don’t even know how you would count it—hours spent, briefings read? But what I can say is that President Obama is a very thoughtful and involved decision-maker. He really likes to peel the onion back. He not only accepts but invites a process that tries to hammer out the tough decisions.

    I spend an enormous amount of time in the Situation Room in the White House doing just that. And I can attest to the fact that the process we have is well run, well organised. I certainly feel my views and contributions are important and valued. I don’t have any problems in reaching the president, talking to the president, meeting with the president on anything, anytime, because I know that he is very eager to hear what all of us in the kind of inner security cabinet through the NSC think.

    The painstaking work we did on the decision leading up to the raid on Bin Laden, the very careful work we’ve done on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran: whatever the issue has been, [the work] has teed up good decisions, decisions that were well backed up, defensible, that really could only be disagreed with on partisan political terms.

    I was involved in every step of the president’s decision on Libya—even though it was somewhat unprecedented and gave some grounds for people to wonder what we were doing. I spent a lot of time out there evaluating the Libyans and assessing their seriousness of purpose, giving them tasks that they had to perform in order to demonstrate to us that they were in a position where our military support could be definitive. The way our allies and the Arabs came together and produced their own military personnel and actions was essential to the result that we got and the way that we did it.

  188. shorttermer – to do a screen shot, you just need to press control (“ctr”, left lower part of keyboard) at the same time as you press “PrtSc/SysRq” (mine is next to the F12 button on the top row). That captures the screen. Then open a word doc, right click, and click on “paste”.

  189. Media Matters, Lefty Propaganda Sites Lose Top Donor (George Soros?)

    Is there trouble in paradise?

    You may not be aware of the name “Democracy Alliance,” but you know who they are. It’s an organization that gathers liberal 1%ers and tells them which other leftist organizations they should give their tax-deductible “charitable” donations to. George Soros? Yup. Founding member of the Democracy Alliance. It was founded as a way to control where liberal 1% money would go so that it would have the most impact. Apparently, recent decisions as to where the money goes have left a certain major donor – Peter Lewis, founder of Progressive Insurance – with a bad taste in his mouth.

    In February, HuffPost reported that the Democracy Alliance had changed its donation strategy and dropped some progressive groups from its top tier, raising concerns that the group was aligning itself with organizations closely tied to the White House, such as the Center for American Progress and Media Matters for America, at the expense of groups that challenge the Democratic Party to be more progressive.

    Uh oh. I guess being blatant shills for Obama isn’t good for business. What’s scarier is that there are uber-rich leftists who think Obama isn’t “progressive” enough. But don’t you dare call the modern day leftist a “socialist!” Keep all this in mind next time you hear one talking about how Republicans won’t compromise. It’s clear the left isn’t interested in compromise. They want a marxist utopia – which can never exist – and aren’t happy that our pesky form of government won’t let it happen.

    The broader picture here is that organizations like Media Matters and ThinkProgress (CAP) pander to the “Occupy” crowd, for example, when in reality they only use them to further their political agenda to elect Democrats. Somehow, these organizations are tax-exempt “non-partisan” when they’re clearly in the tank for Obama.

    Couple all of that with the fact that mainstream media outlets will parrot the narrative crafted by the likes of Media Matters, and you get a clearer picture of what we call the Democrat Media Complex. The media, these leftist organizations, and the Democratic Party are all part of it. I’m sure there will be other leftist 1%ers who will step up and take Peter Lewis’ place – and there’s nothing preventing him from donating to groups on his own – so these little ideological battles won’t mean much when it comes to the amount of money being donated.

    The key here is just how intertwined many of these organizations are with Obama’s re-election effort and the media. It’s so bad that hardcore leftists like Peter Lewis are balking. That should tell you something.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/03/22/MMfA-Think-Progress-Lose-Top-Donor

  190. Journalists take their marching orders from the WH.. who are they kidding… The dictatorium is coming straight from on high…
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    Journalists Ban C-SPAN From Correspondents Dinner

    We hear stories often about the media crying because access is denied. In the courtroom, in the back room, in the smoke-filled room. If the media is banned, it will complain, and most often it is justified.

    What about when the media itself denies access to one of its own?

    The annual White House Corespondents Dinner is coming up in April, and the media has banned C-SPAN from broadcasting the event. No reason given, just C-SPAN cannot do what it has done in the past by providing full video of the event. Some journalists have complained about the lack of access. Imagine that? (No+)

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/03/25/Journos-Ban-CSpan-Correspondents-Dinner

  191. Spike Lee Does the Wrong Thing: Retweets Zimmerman’s Home Address This after the NBP offer a $10,000 REWARD for Zimmerman Dead or Alive..
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    oregontea

    Now with the 10k bounty the panthers put on him coupled with the address tweeted by Lee, we have a conspiracy to commit murder.

    They had better hope nothing happens to him, a smart prosecutor could probably make a case.
    If no criminal case, a civil one may work.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/25/Spike-Lee-Does-the-Wrong-Thing
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    Race War of the 60’s kindling before our eyes. Some are calling for the KKK to pay attention here.

  192. apologies if this from Ulsterman has been posted earlier… but it all fits in with what is happening now-
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    Insider Warned Us – Obama’s Racial Division Plan Now Underway… (Obama is galvanizing his re-election base by elevating racial tensions erasing any second thoughts AA’s may have before they go to the polls…) This article republished from Aug/2011 @ newsflavor..

    By inserting himself directly into the ongoing conversation regarding the shooting death of a 17 -year old Black youth in Florida by a Hispanic man, and with Obama supporters in the Liberal Media repeating charges of national racism, Barack Obama appears quite willing to push the United States into a potential race war. The following excerpts were from an interview conducted during the summer of 2011:

    Insider: (Interrupts)—I’m trying to lay out the psychological foundation of the son-of-a-b**ch. You think people might want to know what this man is really like? How everything around him – the whole f***ing image…it’s a charade. It’s a lie. He fooled me – he fooled a whole lot of us. And he is frightened every hour of every day that the country will find out. But this realization, this little part of Obama’s self-awareness, it’s getting beat down by the guy’s absolute arrogance and when necessary, willingness to over-reach acceptable executive authority. Yeah, it’s a lot more important than the fact he dresses like a slob when the cameras aren’t on, or that he lies over and over again just because it’s convenient and the media continues to let him get away with it…it’s about how far he will go to keep the charade up, right? How far, and who is he willing to throw under that bus? Who can be sacrificed to keep up the lie that is Barack Obama? To keep the scandals down? To keep people quiet? To keep himself as the tool for the ones really calling the shots?

    So will he stir up the race issue if it means guilting or scaring white voters to keep him in the White House? Hell yes he will. He’s been doing that sh*t his whole damn life! You wanna say so what to that? You wanna see this country torn apart by race because we have a president who sees it as a viable political tool? Don’t answer – let me talk here. I’m laying some things out I’ve been holding back on, so if you wanna hear it, let me talk. Don’t interrupt me with one of your little questions…

    The race card, the racial thing – whatever it’s gonna be called, it is the number one asset this administration believes it has to win in 2012. Their own polling data has shown that to be true over and over again. But how far are they willing to push that? Race. The charges of racism? I believe all the way if they have to. And they are gonna get people stirred up. And if Barack Obama doesn’t win re-election, watch them stand back while the riots break out, and watch them mouth the words “Burn baby burn.” I don’t think they are willing to go that far, I know it. If they can’t have America, nobody will. That’s how big – that’s how important this election coming up is. Even the people who pay attention to this stuff…they don’t realize how big this is. How important to the country. We are truly at a fork in the road here. This administration is going to attempt whatever necessary to remain in power. Race. Intimidation. Media attacks. Division – divide and f***ing conquer. You notice how divisive the Republican primary campaigns have already started to become? You think that’s all occurring on its own? Hell no. Tens of millions of dollars are already being spent getting conservatives, Republicans, Independents, whatever – get them to attack each other. Get them frustrated and lower their desire to vote for the eventual nominee. You know, Republicans used to be the party that would unite behind the nominee when they were chosen – it frustrated the hell out of us Democrats who were always bitching over this or that right up until the election. That’s not the case anymore, and your Republicans are much weaker because of it. I’ll say this, if Republicans don’t get their shit together and vote for whoever is the nominee – and I mean WHOEVER is the nominee, then it will be another four years of Barack Obama running this country into the f***ing dirt and that’s what we deserve. If we are too stupid as a country to fix this mess…then so be it. It’s over. The America we know, the America we knew – it’s over. Done. And we will only have ourselves to blame.

    http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-the-obama-plan/

  193. The media hype just keeps on coming- Today show just announced a special report tonight @ 9pm on Trayvon Martin-
    ………….

    So what is Obama’s plan here- Does he plan on substituting indigenous AA’s with al Qaida fighters imported from the ME through his relaxed generously funded immigration program for Palestinian refugees?

    Will they be killing Jews and burning down Catholic Churches from coast to coast? Then for the grand finale, declare Marshall Law?

  194. So what is Obama’s plan here- Does he plan on substituting indigenous AA’s with al Qaida fighters imported from the ME through his relaxed generously funded immigration program for Palestinian refugees?

    Will they be killing Jews and burning down Catholic Churches from coast to coast? Then for the grand finale, declare Marshall Law?

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    LOL! That’s a reassuring post. Some posts have looked serious about that stuff.

  195. to do a screen shot, you just need to press control (”ctr”, left lower part of keyboard) at the same time as you press “PrtSc/SysRq” (mine is next to the F12 button on the top row). That captures the screen. Then open a word doc, right click, and click on “paste”.

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

    That’s great, thanks. I’ve been using Paintshop Pro, which is less convenient. Can you send the image straight to the printer?

  196. Well, as I said before, I hope she gets to become UN chief if not the US presidency.

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    Well, first one and then the other. 😉 Might be a good next step.

  197. pm317
    March 25th, 2012 at 3:39 am
    So Santorum won Louisiana and wows to fight on. Yay!

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    Why yay? Do you favor him?

  198. This infomation was in Newsmax.com this morning. I guess fundraising is really pretty bad. Maybe Romney will not need as much money as he thinks.
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    Rove: Obama’s Fundraising Woes Show ‘Enthusiasm Gap’

    President Obama’s difficulty in raising money for his re-election campaign reflects Democrats’ disappointment with his first-term performance, says political analyst Karl Rove.

    The Obama campaign set a goal of amassing a $1 billion war chest for the 2012 race, which would require bringing in about $50 million a month beginning in early 2011. But through this past January, Obama had raised an average of just $24 million a month for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

    The campaign is set to release its February fund-raising numbers, but “the president is on track to be hundreds of millions of dollars shy of his original goal” — even though he has already attended 103 fundraisers, Rove, who served as senior adviser to President George W. Bush, writes in The Wall Street Journal.

    The problem: Many of Obama’s 2008 donors are not contributing this time around — less than 7 percent of 2008 donors renewed their support in the first quarter of his re-election campaign, about one-quarter to one-third of a typical renewal rate. In the first quarter of George W. Bush’s re-election campaign, about 20 percent of donors renewed their support of Bush.

    At the end of January, the Obama campaign and the DNC had $91 million in cash at their disposal, while at the same point in 2004 the Bush campaign and the Republican National Committee had $122 million.

    The Obama’s campaign’s situation is so precarious that the White House has told congressional Democrats they won’t be receiving any money for their campaigns from the DNC this year — all DNC funds will be needed for Obama’s re-election.

    In his article headlined “Obama’s Money and the Enthusiasm Gap,” Rove observes: “That virtually all Republicans and many independents consider Mr. Obama a failure is obvious. But many Democrats are disappointed with him, too. The president’s difficulty in raising campaign cash is evidence of this.”

    A recent report in the Washington Post confirmed Rove’s sentiments, detailing the Obama campaign’s struggle to draw in large donations.

    “Obama lags behind Republican front-runner Mitt Romney in finding donors willing to give $2,000 or more — a surprising development for a sitting president, and one that could signal more worrisome financial problems heading into the general election,” the Post reported.

    At this point in the last election cycle, more than 23,000 supporters had given Obama a contribution of $2,000 or more, while in the current campaign only 11,000 have done so.

    One fundraiser who helped Obama in 2008 but is no longer working for the president told the Post: “There’s a lot of disaffection and buyer’s remorse among the people I know.”

    http://mail.aol.com/35810-111/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx

  199. Tragedy turned into political maneuver for Obama’s re-election campaign… This is the skinny on MSM..
    Haven’t seen much on police protection for Zimmerman..
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    Trayvon Martin death becomes national rallying cry

    Rallies were planned Saturday in Washington, Chicago, Dallas and Tampa, Fla. Seattle, Baltimore and Atlanta were among other cities hosting weekend events. Protesters were encouraged to wear hoodies – the type of garment Martin had on when he was killed.

    In Tampa, up to 1,000 people marched to one of the city’s busiest intersections, the Tampa Bay Times reported. They carried signs that said, “I am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon.” Many wore hoodies and carried bags of Skittles, just as Martin did at the time he was shot, according to the Times.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/24/10845078-trayvon-martin-death-becomes-national-rallying-cry

  200. “Race War of the 60’s kindling before our eyes. Some are calling for the KKK to pay attention here.”
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    Exactly what bambi and his cult are hoping for.

    This is where the “never let a serious crisis go to waste” comes into play…but in the most hideous and corrupt way. Blood will be shed and the Panthers will corrupt the voting system once again with thuggery, threats, and possibly bloodshed.

  201. lol…

    Eyes on Hillary (v. Jeb?) in 2016

    By Ann McFeatters | Sunday, March 25, 2012

    WASHINGTON — Tired of politics 2012? How about politics 2016?

    I know. I know. It makes me shudder, too. But you should know that most of the politicos in Washington are convinced that Hillary Rodham Clinton will run for president in four years.

    There is a ton of evidence.

    She has insisted that she will not serve as secretary of state for a full second term if President Obama is re-elected. That will free her up to de-rust her “Hillary 2008” machinery and start running again.

    She let it be known that she did not want the soon-to-be-vacant job of head of the World Bank.

    She has flatly squelched the idea that she would replace Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket this year.

    The extraordinary fundraiser for the Clintons, Terry McAuliffe, has been biding his time, not raking in the huge bucks for Obama this time as many expected, leading to the notion he is readying a campaign for Hillary Clinton.

    She is experimenting with yet another longer, younger-looking hairstyle. (She had 36 while first lady.)

    She wins praise from Republicans and Democrats alike for doing a good job as the nation’s top diplomat.

    Many think America is finally ready for a woman president, particularly an experienced one who will be just 69 in 2016 and still excites like a rock star.

    There are legions of women eager for her to run, from her successor in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, to the incomparable actress Meryl Streep. If Clinton runs, she would be the instant front-runner. Ed Rollins, the Republican political consultant who briefly ran Michele Bachmann’s unsuccessful bid to be the first female president, says he is convinced Clinton will run and that she could very likely win.

    Most decisively, Clinton has put the full force of the State Department behind a new search to find out what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the South Pacific 75 years ago.

    Now this is really cool stuff. What a credential finding Earhart’s plane would be! Earhart remains a fascinating mystery to millions, especially women. Clinton herself was inspired by the Earhart story as a young teen to write NASA asking if she could join the space program. (She was told it did not accept females.)

    A new underwater search for Earhart’s long-missing plane is being advised by U.S. oceanographer Bob Ballard, who found the wreckage of the Titanic. This summer, researchers from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, led by its founder, Ric Gillespie, hope to find her plane based on a picture taken in 1937 by a British soldier. The photo shows what appears to be part of an airplane like Earhart’s in the ocean off a remote island in the Pacific nation of Kiribati. Gillespie believes Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, survived a crash but died on the nearby uninhabited island.

    Announcing her backing of the project to find out once and for all what happened to Earhart and Noonan, Clinton said: “She gave people hope and she inspired them to dream bigger and bolder. When she took off on that historic journey, she carried the aspirations of our entire country with her.”

    Clinton herself has said she is out of politics, leading to the expectation she will go to work with her husband on his foundation. But many believe a woman with her ambition, skills and work ethic would find it hard to turn down a chance to be the nation’s first woman president.

    Now here’s the weird part. A lot of Republicans think Jeb Bush, the former GOP governor of Florida who finally but tepidly endorsed Mitt Romney, will be the front-runner for the Republican nominee for president in 2016 if Obama wins re-election.

    The nation has had 24 years of a Bush or a Clinton as president or vice president. That could increase to 28 or more if a Bush or a Clinton wins in 2016.

    Everything old is new again.

    http://bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view/20220325eyes_on_hillary_v_jeb_in_2016

  202. Can’t you just see Bill Ayers sitting with wife Bernadette Dorn clinking glasses together toasting to their fondest dreams of a Socialist America finally taking shape.

    Step number 1) With their socialist puppet in the WH assisted by their Iranian contact, V. Jarett, the world is finally turning in their direction much to their delight.

    Step number 2) A diligently nursed circumstance provoking a Race War.. to

    Step number 3) Final destruction of America’s Constitution morphing the country into a Socialized Dictatorship.

  203. #turndownobama
    March 25th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Well, as I said before, I hope she gets to become UN chief if not the US presidency.

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    Well, first one and then the other. 😉 Might be a good next step.
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    I want US presidency for her more than anything and as in yesterday. The good next step for her is to restore to her what was stolen from her.

  204. wbboei
    March 25th, 2012 at 4:18 am

    RE: R and Hugh Beaumont

    yes, wbboei…JBStonesfan and I have both commented, and I have heard it from others, that R projects the Ward Cleaver persona…and as you remind us Hugh Beaumont played Ward Cleaver (‘Leave it to Beaver’ for those who have no idea what we are talking about : ) )

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    my correction:

    wbboei…I am happy to see that you also have some confidence that Romney may be able to pull this off and get “us” passed our Step One… I must correct myself…obviously I meant ‘get us past our Step One’…i think i was getting a bit tired after a long day…ooops!

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    lorac…thank you for explaing that easy print screen procedure…i tried and it works like magic…

    now if someone can educate me on how to bold within a comment I will be very appreciative…I remember during the primaries there were ‘techies’ out there that did explain it all, bold, italic, etc…something about but it is buried deep under in my brain somewhere

  205. Hillary said this in the interview with the Economist when he asked if Obama was more hands on than other presidents. She is one very smart lady.

    So I don’t know whether that’s an accurate historical perception. I don’t even know how you would count it—hours spent, briefings read? But what I can say is that President Obama is …blah blah..

    S, replace the word bold in the signs with just the letter b.

  206. I know we have all said it before but let’s ‘agree to agree’ to forgive all typos…I know we all cringe when we go back and see them…me for sure…above is thank you for ‘explaining’

  207. JanH

    “Blood will be shed and the Panthers will corrupt the voting system once again with thuggery, threats, and possibly bloodshed.”
    ___________

    Quite honestly, I am surprised Obama is pulling this race strategy now, so many months before the November elections. I would say, his original strategy would have been set for early fall to capitalize on an (X) racialy driven crisis.

    Apparently, his low poll numbers, a tepid flow of campaign contributions, ObamaCare hanging by a thread at the SCOTUS, has Axelrod nervous and fretting he may lose the election outright as the feedback coming from Americans has turned mostly negative, more than they are willing to admit to in disclosing Obama’s “real” poll numbers..

    Where this is happening now- I doubt there will be an election in November. The country cannot sustain this tinder box of racial outcry through the Spring, Summer and Fall going into the winter in November.. a total of almost 9 months at this level of forthcoming violence. Not with the OWS protesters hungry for a place to light and a cause to fight… I this thing is going to blow wide open by the end of summer. And the inevitable.. ML will prevail. Oh, he’ll cry, he has no choice but to ensure the safety of the country… but he will do it for an indefinite period of time. Now that he is a hair’s breath away from disbanding Congress, his latest Signing Statement in place notifying us he can take our property, assets, food, water, give quarter to protected personnel, draft Americans into service…

    Yeah, this is not looking too good if someone doesn’t step up and head him off at the pass-

  208. And don’t forget, Panetta announced last week our military is under UN authority. Well of course- if Congressional members are safely tucked away in their homes powerless and unnecessary for the decision making process it all works out for Obama.

    For US- Not so much-

  209. OK, it is eating up the ‘less than’ and ‘greater than’ signs even when I put it in quotes..Anyway take a look at the link.

  210. Just think how it would be if Obama had Won the Right to shut down Internet access a few months ago, when many of our site owners, me included, hadn’t lobbied for keeping access to the Internet FREE and unencumbered by Government Regulations according to the First Amendment…

  211. New tidbit of information leaking out as to the happenings in the Trayvon/Zimmerman debacle:
    _________________

    Was Trayvon Martin really just a thug who got what he deserved? (from Yahoo! – Answers)

    Trayvon Martin was a bully in high school with gang tattoos. This 17 year old black teen was no angel. He was a trouble maker and a future criminal.

    Did this punk/thug get what was coming to him?
    Do you feel comfortable with black people wandering the streets? —–> “Youth flash mobs”

    Like mayor Nutter said… “You have damaged your own race”

    This is the natural outcome of black youth terrorizing communities and non-black people fighting back!

    Why did his parents let him wander the streets at night? Like most black parents, they never seem to take any responsibility for anything.

    George Z called 911 to report a suspicious person.

    As he got off the phone the kid attacked him and started beating the crap out of him and slamming his head against the walkway. All the while saying “you’re gunna die tonight motherxxxxxx”. George was screaming help when someone in a nearby apartment called 911 again.

    George’s shirt came up while the kid was beating him, revealing the gun that he is licensed to carry. The kid went for the gun and they struggled for it, George ended up shooting the kid and saving his own life.

    All these people on yahoo saying that he should be in jail when they don’t even know what happened. George is the brother-in-law of one of our good family friends, works with my parents, and is one of the nicest most gentle people you will ever meet. He’s completely devastated that this happened and has barely been functional from the guilt. No one shoots someone for no reason, and especially not George. And they need to stop pulling the race card, George is Hispanic, not white.”
    _________

    You can read the rest of the comments here:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120321195530AALPKWj

  212. a commenter volunteered this information:

    “I also heard that the gun, a Kel Tec semi auto 9mm was only fired once and that the empty case was still in the chamber. This would be consistent with someone holding onto the slide (a struggle?) and preventing it from cycling. Not saying that is what happened, but severaal things are pointing that way.”

  213. Lawyer: Federal hate crime charge against Trayvon shooter a ‘challenge’

    Bringing a federal hate crime charge against a neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin will be “a challenge, to put it lightly,” the victim’s lawyer said.

    Daryl Parks, an attorney for the Martin family, told board members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) on Saturday that prosecution on the state level stands a better chance.

    The Martin family plans to pursue a civil case against (SUE) the homeowners’ association, Parks said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/25/justice/florida-teen-shooting/index.html?c=weekend-homepage-t&page=1

  214. Was he thinking perchance of Obama’s son when he uttered these immortal words?

    There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.—Jesse Jackson Sr.

    Or was he thinking perchance of Obama?

    Ever since Jessee made this statement, and big media found a new trophy to shove down the country’s throat, Jesse has become the latest version of the forgotten man. His race baiting days are over, finished, kaput. Now they have got Obama play the race card, and divide the society with reckless abandon, and make them love it?

    Perhaps. What I do know for sure is that Elizabeth Warren gave Ogama a pass the other day on his opposition to gay marriage by saying he is less evolved–or something like that. Where Jessee is concerned he has certainly evolved from the time he spit in white people’s hamburgers while preparing them. Yes, evolution is a fine thing–as long as you don’t get too carried away.

  215. All I can say is… we need gates and more homeowners insurance where I live for what is rising up and yet to come.. Obama should be ashamed of himself for fanning the flames of this yet to be determined case of accountability.

  216. thanks pm317…

    i have bookmarked that page and will give it a try btw, that page has alot of info

    I noticed the lesser/greater disappeared from my orginal question above

  217. Ewww- Bill,

    “Where Jessee is concerned he has certainly evolved from the time he spit in white people’s hamburgers while preparing them.”
    _______________

    Didn’t know about that.. Jessee and his forays into spreading his dna on food- nice!

  218. JanH
    March 25th, 2012 at 10:06 am
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    Magic thinking I am afraid. I regard her current lack of attention to her appearance as purposeful, and a way to reinforce her public position that she will not run as vp in 2012. It is certainly telling that to the media which is very visual. The point I would make in that regard is she looked smashing after she took the job, but when all the pressure came for her to either run, or jump in to save him, this changed. You may think that is sexist but I can assure you it is not. We thought–or at least I did that the media obsession with her hair do was just the hillary hating assholes having their fun. But this insider said it is an indication of how she is feeling. All I can say to that is I can relate. When I feel depressed I do not shave. Razor blades are expensive. As far as Hillary is concerned, a friend of mine who is a psychologist maintains that after they stole the nomination, she should have taken time off for her own sake. Instead, she was conscripted into campaigning for him–and whether that was because they threatened her with expulsion from the party, or the deal had already been made for her to get the SOS job, and this was the quid pro quo, as somebody on NQ averred lately. Where 2016 is concerned, there is that line by Tennessee Williams in the Glass Meangerie, that the longest distance between two points is time. If my calculations are right, Romney will beat Obama in 2012. In that case, it is possible that Obama, who owns the party, will decry racism, light the match and run again in 2016. Remember the mind we are dealing with–namely a highly abnormal one. But the other possibility is that they will turn to Hillary. But I am as convinced as I can be that she will have some international role, and I take her at her word that she is through with politics. With mainstream media in control of that system, she hasn’t got a chance. Until the public ostracizes the likes of cnn, nbc and abc, neither do we. They are the death of democracy.

  219. Ewww- Bill,

    “Where Jessee is concerned he has certainly evolved from the time he spit in white people’s hamburgers while preparing them.”
    _______________

    Didn’t know about that.. Jessee and his forays into spreading his dna on food- nice!
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    I second the motion Mrs. Smith. But bear in mind we have only his word for it.

  220. CSPAN seems to be featuring aspects of ObamaCare today. For East Coast time: President Obama and Vice President Biden at the March 2010 signing NEW 2:00 – 2:30 PM. Then Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview Live; Constitutionality of Health Care Law NEW.

    Hopefully the race card is rapidly being diminished by the sheer push of it at this time. In my 20 years of riding local buses around Newark NJ, bus fare was determined by the number of zones traveled. Virtually all arguments I witnessed about how much fare was due upon departing said bus, were arguments initiated by members of the African American ethnicity.

    Thankfully Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter has spoken out on the side of reason regarding similar situations. Bill Cosby used to. Jesse never will. Have to look up if his son won in IL last week.

  221. i just hope that Hillary and Bill will remain in good health and as vibrant as they are now…sometimes i start worrying about Bill’s health…if all is well, I can’t imagine Hillary will just want to work on Bill’s projects…

    I have also thought that if O loses he will try to run again…that could really muck things up…hopefully he will have gone off to some cushy, flashy, vanity endeavor by then…maybe O and MO can extend their interest in tv and film appearances…whatever…

    as for Hillary’s hair…just a few soft,wispy bangs will take away many years…it is a little hair trick many women understand…

  222. wbboei
    March 25th, 2012 at 11:39 am
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    Agree with everything you say including the comments about her appearance. Those were my thoughts as well. 2016 will be too late for her. In this youth obsessed society, nearing 70 for women and running for office will be monumental. The obots keep bringing up 2016 as an appeasement emanating from guilty posture about what they did to her in 2008. Kind of setting up false expectations that there is still hope for us Hillary supporters.

    You brought up Tennessee Williams and Glass Menagerie — that is my favorite play ever and I love TW — best American writer ever next to my other favorite Fitzgerald.

  223. as for Hillary’s hair…just a few soft,wispy bangs will take away many years…it is a little hair trick many women understand…
    —————-

    But the point is that she does not want to do that (or so it seems) and that is the message that is being sent.

  224. @wbboei

    If my calculations are right, Romney will beat Obama in 2012.

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    Would you share your calculations?

  225. thanks pm317…will practice later…heading out to enjoy one thing no one can detract from Florida (even me)…the beautiful sun and ocean…

  226. If this election happens, I will be very surprised. There are just as many indications seminal points along the way where the Republicans have not conducted themselves at election time as they have in the past… where the paraphrased Reagan Rule was: “Never attack or speak ill of your fellow Republicans, it will divide us..” Why now have they diverted their proven winning strategy to a losing strategy as don previously with McCain and now with Romney; where in the South he’s as weak as a kitten?

  227. Some GREAT comments about trayvongate from UM.

    I feel as though WHI had a lot to get off his chest and did so once again. I am sure he is right… Conquer and divide the country! Why did Obama sign this executive order taking full control of the country’s natural resources such as water, food supplies, etc.. during peace time? Did he do it knowing he is planning riots so he may control the riots better or what?
    The Obama regime will combine black liberation theology (Rev. Wright), critical race theory (Prof. Derrick Bell), etc., with the ideas of his close friend, Bill Ayers. It will be a combination of the Watts riots, Kent State and everything in between.

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    According to the eyewitness(es) who are just now coming to light, it WAS self-defense. Blood on both the front AND back of Zimmerman’s head. The BACK of his clothes being stained with grass. The man was on the ground, having the crap beat out of him, by a 6’3″, muscle-bound black guy in the prime of health. Had Zimmerman not been armed, Martin could very well have beaten him to death.
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    • Perceptible Future
    March 25, 2012 at 12:40 am
    • I believe the Obots jumped the shark on the “Race Card”. As usual, lately the idiot Progressives were so excited to lay blame that they screwed up their sick, miserable, evil plan and now lost their last “best” derisive play before the election. Now, reality will set in and Obot’s failed policies will ALL be exposed for what they are… Inept Buffoons!
    Thank you Lord for revealing their wicked hearts so all can see, once again.
    Thanks again UM.
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    • If Obama sets blacks and Hispanics against one another because of this tragic incident it will prove to be his electoral undoing.
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    But again, it’s not working, like everything the “Obama” team has tried since about mid-2009. Shortly the fools in the corrupt will realize that they have the story backward—and that poor Mr. Zimmerman is the actual victim, and that he will probably be suing their asses—and you and I will never hear about this again. Then it will be on to the next desperate Alinsky plan

  228. S
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:02 pm
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    lucky you! it is cloudy and rainy here.. but the winter is over, yay!

  229. Michelle Obama: Not an “angry black woman”–so reads the headline of a yahoo article–which is no different really than the kind of crap HuffPo is well known for . . .
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    Lets reserve judgment until we listen to the whitey tapes. This kind of drivel is drivel. But in a strange way, choosing a headline like this creates the opposite impression. If she is not an angry black woman then why would her sycophants tee up the issue and endeavor to deny is. What people will remember from this is there is a controversy on whether Michelle is an angry black woman and Obama supporter in and out of the press, who lie about everything else, seek to deny it.

  230. wbboei
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Hello Wbboei. I’ve read at NQ and other sites all sorts of stories about these tapes. Do you think they actually exist? Honestly, I don’t know what to believe. Some say it exists, some say no.

  231. Rational thinking has been the hallmark of this country as no other in this world. I am not going to succumb to paranoia. I believe in America.

    Even a ‘third world’ country like India with all its illiteracy and poverty fought back when Indira Gandhi pushed the limits and instituted Emergency Rule and voted her out of office. You think the good and rational people of this country will let Obama take it in a dangerous direction? I don’t think so.

  232. Would you share your calculations?
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    I already have. 16 million unemployed. Serial attacks on every provision in the Constitution. Foreign policy failure. The record is replete with examples. Declining contributions. His re-election is not in the cards. Not when he is running against Romney. His ungoing efforts to start a race war is not a winning strategy. Obamacare is another drag. And now he and his media minions have expanded it from whites to hispanics. Who pray tell is next. This will give you a further indication of what I am talking about. This alone should scare the hell out of people.

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obama-assumes-dictatorial-powers-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/

  233. @wbboei,

    But what is it about Romney that makes him a winner? On this board some people think a 10 year old girl will whip him out.

  234. Basil:

    “But again, it’s not working, like everything the “Obama” team has tried since about mid-2009. Shortly the fools in the corrupt will realize that they have the story backward—and that poor Mr. Zimmerman is the actual victim, and that he will probably be suing their asses—and you and I will never hear about this again. Then it will be on to the next desperate Alinsky plan.”
    ___________

    Hopefully, Team Obama and their rush into a gravely made miscalculation will expose the planned undoing of America and turn out to be a stop gap saving and prolonging our to date, tenuous future.

  235. wbboei
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Hello Wbboei. I’ve read at NQ and other sites all sorts of stories about these tapes. Do you think they actually exist? Honestly, I don’t know what to believe. Some say it exists, some say no.
    —————————————————————–
    They did exist once. I talked to two different people and read about a third that listened to them. The Hillary campaign either had them or had heard them. And, I expect the Republicans had them. But nobody used them. The fear was it would start a race war, and as you may recall we had black leaders like Governor Doug Wilder and Jessee Jackson III who were threatening exactly that if he did not get the nomination in Denver. That is not speculation–it is fact, and nobody at that time wanted to take that chance. So they punted. And now, as a result, they have a much bigger problem on their hands, because the country is down on him and what he is doing to our democracy. Forget about these polls and take a listen to what people are saying. There is no way they can succumb to the threat of race war again, and hold this society together in one peace. It is so misleading to take any kind of a reading at this time. But the inertial forces are moving against him–and the closing statement which the Republican Party will deliver will be devastating not only to Obama but to the party that was once the Democratic Party and is now the Democrat Party.

  236. Basil-

    That is why I mentioned it was a little too early to jump on this “crisis” and have it last all the way to late Fall into November. They are stoking the fires of violence too soon rather than keeping it on the back burner at a slow boil then turning up the heat 6-8 wks before the election. Unless, there are more dire consequences waiting for us in Obama’s plans yet to be revealed.

  237. The next phase may be organizing a Trial that will take up a few months getting to the bottom of the incident after all the testimony is made public and Zimmerman is exonerated.

    The thing is.. Zimmerman is being tried by and in the Press. The MSM is already calibrating a lengthy trial that win or lose, the AA’s have him ‘Guilty’ with a price on his head without even being charged.

  238. Does anyone know the timeline of the Obamacare decision by the Supremes?

    I think I am burned out on issues like Trayvon, religious issues and others.
    Maybe there is just too much stress and drama in my real life and I have to filter what things I get passionate about.

  239. African-American Lynch Mob

    David Horowitz

    Is anybody else out there as sick and tired as I am of lynch mob racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (vide: Tawana Brawley, the Duke Lacrosse kids) who don the mantel of the “civil rights” movement to indict non-blacks in advance of the facts, and incite racial rage against them? Yet that is exactly what they – and scores of black leaders — are doing to an Hispanic individual named George Zimmerman. Along with a cast of thousands, they are holding him guilty of racism before the fact, justifying a hatred, as inflammatory as the hatred once spewed by southern crackers against blacks.

    There is no evidence whatsoever that race was a defining factor in the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Notwithstanding the absence of evidence, this unhappy incident is now the occasion for school shut-downs, mass marches and public death threats by enraged African Americans, displaying behaviors reminiscent of the lynch mobs that were once a scourge of their parents’ generation in a now rejected past.

    The facts surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin have not been investigated and are still uncertain. But the lynch mob has delivered its verdict: George Zimmerman is guilty of a race crime; Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black. “Trayvon is the Emmett Till of our generation,” said one mob leader, referring to the 12-year-old who was murdered by white racists in 1955 for whistling at a white woman.

    There no verifiable evidence for this fact-challenged, inflammatory, claim. According to the lone eyewitness to come forward, it was Martin who attacked Zimmerman and was on top of him and beating him to a pulp when the fatal shot was fired. The fact that Zimmerman’s face was bloody when the police arrived, is an apparent corroboration of this version of the event. Is this what happened? We don’t know. But it is a claim that should get tested in a court of law. Unfortunately to a lynch mob the evidence is irrelevant, the conclusion foregone.

    If the demonstrators were merely calling for an investigation that would be proper. But the cries for retribution, and the accusations of racism, which dominate the public demonstrations are not. And that goes for the statement of the President as well. Not willing to be separated from his racial constituency, even when they are behaving badly, Obama has lent his prestige to the insinuation that the crime was inspired by the victim’s race. Otherwise there would be no reason to mention the fact that “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon”? Everyone who has a son should be concerned by the loss of this life. By making it racial, the president is establishing guilt without evidence, and indicting non-black America as well.

    The display of racial outrage over this case is a national disgrace. It is a throwback to the past and a shameful repudiation of the values the civil rights movement once stood for but apparently does no longer.

    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/03/25/african-american-lynch-mob/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9e1bce00df-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag

  240. Mrs. Smith
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I’m not even sure he can be charged with anything. He may have been following Martin, but Zimmerman it appears was probably walking back when the 911 operator told me to not follow Martin.
    I think the MSM’s goal is to keep the anger ginned up, however as more and more facts are trickling out, like how there are 2 seperate witness saying Zimmerman was attacked, when an actual grand jury sees facts, not just hearsay, I don’t see how he will charged.

  241. #
    Shadowfax
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Does anyone know the timeline of the Obamacare decision by the Supremes?

    I think I am burned out on issues like Trayvon, religious issues and others.
    Maybe there is just too much stress and drama in my real life and I have to filter what things I get passionate about.
    ——————–

    I feel the same way.

    SCOTUS will have the decision before the end of summer, don’t know the exact timeline.

  242. Mrs. Smith
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I think this week, they have 3 days for it, and then the decision comes in early June or July.

    I’m of the opinion, even if the Supreme Court says the Federal govt its fine to force citizens to buy a private product, it will not stand, people at the most basic level understands that one aspect and are severely opposed to it. And it will be overturn by Congress, if need be.

    The supreme court justices are temporary holders of that position, never in America’s 234 years has the US govt forced an american citizen to buy a private product, which health insurance it. If that is the case, then we are no longer a limited govt, the federal govt can mandate anything at anytime. No free country can force its citizen to buy something, they could not do it during FDR times, even with a stacked court, and they won’t be able to convince Americans that they are bound to buy a private product their govt forces them to.

  243. admin
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    For Ward Cleaver (a.k.a. Hugh Beaumont) fans:
    ——————

    I think Romney is better looking than Ward Cleaver, 😉 (I didn’t know who Ward Cleaver was though had seen references to him, now I do.)

    I think Romney looks like a young Rev. Graham. Too bad Graham’s son does not think Mormons are Christians.

  244. March 25, 2012

    A Racism Hardly Mentioned

    By Robert J. Mack

    Why is anti-Semitism, the racism leveled at Jews, hardly mentioned? We hear and read all the time about racism against African-Americans or Latinos, but racism against Jews is hardly ever exposed by the media or castigated as it should be.

    It was hardly mentioned — only once in my experience at a breakout session — at the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Conference convened in early March in Washington, D.C. There were many politically powerful and noteworthy speakers at the conference: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and all of the executives of AIPAC. And in their speeches to all conference attendees, not once did they talk extensively about anti-Semitism in the world being an insidious plague that must be eradicated. It’s a pity it wasn’t unanimously and vociferously condemned at the plenary gatherings at the conference.

    A pity, because it was a missed opportunity to expose anti-Semitism as a rampant evil in the world that must be challenged, disparaged, and ended. To provide examples of its prevalence, here are a few recent hideous events from the Simon Wiesenthal Center website:

    Horrific murders at a Jewish day school in Toulouse, France: This awful crime against Jews happened on March 19. The Simon Wiesenthal Center released the following:

    “All the House of Israel mourns the anti-Semitic murders of a Jewish teacher, his two small children, and another ten-year old child who were gunned down outside of a Jewish day school in Toulouse, France, this morning,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    “Dr. Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Center Director for International Relations, who is based in Paris, is closely monitoring developments in France as authorities strive to identify the perpetrator and apprehend all those involved in this heinous crime,” Rabbi Hier said, adding, “In light of the incessant anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric worldwide, we urge that all Jewish institutions review their security procedures in conjunction with local law enforcement.”

    Sweden welcomes a notorious Palestinian terrorist: Leilah Khaled, a member of the Central Committee of the notorious Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), responsible for terrorist hijackings and Jewish assassinations, participated in a taxpayer-funded lecture tour of Sweden in 2011. As Abraham Cooper and Daniel Schatz wrote in their article “Something rotten in Sweden” on ynetnews.com in June 2011, “[s]o far, Sweden’s decision to grant entry to Khaled – a leading representative of an organization deemed a terrorist group by more than 30 countries, including Sweden, all EU Member States and the United States – hasn’t spurred protest from the US or other European countries.”

    A Dutch anti-Semitic game: The game called “Settlers of the West Bank,” based on a popular board game called “Settlers of Catan,” was recently removed from the Dutch public TV station VPRO’s website due to a protest by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and an exposé by the Jerusalem Post. The game contained classic anti-Semitic stereotypes and anti-Israeli elements.

    Casablanca book fair promoting anti-Semitic materials: At the 18 SIEL Book Fair that just ended in Casablanca, there were numerous anti-Semitic books promoted by booksellers. This prompted a letter to the fair organizers and the head of the Frankfurt Book Fair by Dr. Shimon Samuels, director for international relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. In that letter, Samuels appealed to the Frankfurt Book Fair Director to “blacklist these publishers from participating in the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair as they violate European Union and Council of Europe provisions against racism, German policy towards the Arab world, these exhibitor’s contractual terms with the Fair and your own commitment to prevent such incitement. Year after year, our Centre protests the behaviour of the same recidivist publishing houses, without any effective action taken to prevent recurrence. Should they be present, once again this October, we can only conclude that the Fair remains indifferent, and thus can be rendered complicit in the consequences.”

    Banning circumcision in San Francisco: In 2011, a proposed city ordinance in the City by the Bay scheduled for the November ballot would have banned circumcision in that city. Not only that, but one of its supporters, a guy by the name of Matthew Hess, created a comic book that included vile anti-Semitic caricatures he labeled “monster Mohels,” who were confronted by an Aryan blonde-haired, blue-eyed hero called “Foreskin Man.” Fortunately, the proposal was thrown out in July 2011 by a San Francisco Superior Court judge who said that state law prevents local jurisdictions from regulating health care professionals.

    These are deplorable events that when taken together represent an evil that has permeated the world and is being nurtured by the hate-filled attitudes of racists toward the Jews. Those racists and that hatred are not new; they are centuries old. But their re-emergence and proliferation in the last few decades are appalling.

    There have been world leaders who have condemned anti-Semitism and have done everything in their power to oppose its growing influence and strength. Most notably recently is the Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, who spoke eloquently about his commitment to fight this form of racism at a Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism he hosted in Ottawa in November 2010:

    But of course we must also combat anti-Semitism beyond our borders, an evolving, global phenomenon. And we must recognize that while its substance is as crude as ever, its method is now more sophisticated.

    Harnessing disparate anti-Semitic, anti-American and anti-Western ideologies, it targets the Jewish people by targeting the Jewish homeland, Israel, as the source of injustice and conflict in the world, and uses, perversely, the language of human rights to do so.

    We must be relentless in exposing this new anti-Semitism Demonization, double standards, delegitimization, the three D’s; it is the responsibility of us all to stand up to them. …

    As the spectre of anti-Semitism spreads, our responsibility becomes increasingly clear. We are citizens of free countries. We have the right, and therefore the obligation, to speak out and to act. We are free citizens, but also the elected representatives of free peoples. We have a solemn duty to defend the vulnerable, to challenge the aggressor, to protect and promote human rights, human dignity, at home and abroad. None of us really knows whether we would choose to do good, in the extreme circumstances of the Righteous. But we do know there are those today who would choose to do evil, if they are so permitted. Thus, we must use our freedom now, and confront them and their anti-Semitism at every turn.

    Thank God for leaders like Stephen Harper, not afraid to stand up for what is right. We need many more like him.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/a_racism_hardly_mentioned.html

  245. The Supreme Court at one point also upheld Slavery, as well as Segregation. Eventually bad policy is overturned by the people even if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the state to the detriment of an individual American’s rights.

  246. wbb-

    Leave it to you to come up with Ward Cleaver…

    I never laughed so hard when reading about R’s twin! 🙂

  247. tim
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Mrs. Smith
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I think this week, they have 3 days for it, and then the decision comes in early June or July.
    ______________

    I think you’re right. If I remember correctly wbb mentioned it the other night the decision will come in a few days… He predicted it is DOA. (?)

  248. From UM’s latest post/quote from WHI:

    “The race card, the racial thing – whatever it’s gonna be called, it is the number one asset this administration believes it has to win in 2012. Their own polling data has shown that to be true over and over again. But how far are they willing to push that? Race. The charges of racism? I believe all the way if they have to. And they are gonna get people stirred up. And if Barack Obama doesn’t win re-election, watch them stand back while the riots break out, and watch them mouth the words “Burn baby burn.” I don’t think they are willing to go that far, I know it. If they can’t have America, nobody will. That’s how big – that’s how important this election coming up is. Even the people who pay attention to this stuff…they don’t realize how big this is. How important to the country. We are truly at a fork in the road here. This administration is going to attempt whatever necessary to remain in power. Race. Intimidation. Media attacks. Division – divide and f***ing conquer. You notice how divisive the Republican primary campaigns have already started to become? You think that’s all occurring on its own? Hell no. Tens of millions of dollars are already being spent getting conservatives, Republicans, Independents, whatever – get them to attack each other. Get them frustrated and lower their desire to vote for the eventual nominee. You know, Republicans used to be the party that would unite behind the nominee when they were chosen – it frustrated the hell out of us Democrats who were always bitching over this or that right up until the election. That’s not the case anymore, and your Republicans are much weaker because of it. I’ll say this, if Republicans don’t get their shit together and vote for whoever is the nominee – and I mean WHOEVER is the nominee, then it will be another four years of Barack Obama running this country into the f***ing dirt and that’s what we deserve. If we are too stupid as a country to fix this mess…then so be it. It’s over. The America we know, the America we knew – it’s over. Done. And we will only have ourselves to blame.”

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/03/24/insider-warned-us-obamas-racial-division-plan-now-underway/

  249. As far as Hillary’s hair and being so tired is concerned, I’m a little shocked that anyone would think this is the reason she isn’t running in 2012, etc… Would we say the same thing about a man in her position?

    Hillary works very long days, gets little sleep and is always on hand for that middle of the night world emergency phone call.

    She could be playing possum and let us not think for a moment that a hair cut would make a difference. We would be insulting her intelligence by assuming she is a linear thinker rather than a stragetic one.

  250. No free country can force its citizen to buy something, they could not do it during FDR times, even with a stacked court

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    What issue during FDR times are you referring to?

  251. A good read of the posts since I was last on; so much good information to disgest. It is a scary world right now.

    Thanks for the advice on screen capture, but for some reason those steps don’t work on my computer….maybe I should restart it. I like EasyCapture because it lets you decide what format you want to save the file in and lets you control the capture area; does the clr>PrnScn do that?

    I have never considered elections a beauty contest, but if I had to choose what Romney looked like, I would say the Ken Doll who is handsome but all stiff and plastic and all. I did see a photo of him and Ann on their wedding day and they were indeed a beautiful couple; but then again my first thought was Barbie and Ken.

    This will be an eventful week for many reasons. I had wondered if the Condemner in Chief was going to call either of the families involved in a tragedy that occurred in my FB community. There was a house party [likely a spend the night] of about fifteen young women in the house of the preps father. No adult was present at the time of the incident. A 17 year old stabbed a 14 year old to death in the kitchen of the home. Both families are devastated and while most have been posting sympathy, there are a few who have posted hateful things with one poster even calling for the prep to die in a fashion. I noticed that the person on duty who was first on the scene has commented on the page; so the police are monitoring the family evidently. The dead girl was a beautiful young vibrant girl who loved truck skating; the other girl may have been the same but her mug shot showed her with what everyone called a ‘smirk’ on her face and that just made you want to strangle her for no other reason, and it too was posted there. There were some nasty comments about the girl in the mug shot. All the bad comments about either of the girls made the grieving families and friends just howl in pain; it was even painful to those who might not be in the grieving process right now. The dead girl’s family grew up in the same neighborhood as myself. I posted condolences to the [victim’s] family and sympathy for the [preps] family and friends, and tried to caution to let the investigation happen and not to speak unkindly or to make threats; shortly after that the officer [who is a fb friend] posted. So, my question to ObaMAO, is which one of the families are you going to call, and why have you not already called? Not interested in white:white crime????? Does that not make you racist toward whites? On a happy note, I guess, there is a huge ‘crop’ of brand new little ones in the last three weeks and it is almost as if something had been put in the water.

    Martial law, get used to it, become its friend for when it happens it may be forever.

  252. pm317 said:
    I am not going to succumb to paranoia. I believe in America.
    [….]
    Even a ‘third world’ country like India with all its illiteracy and poverty fought back when Indira Gandhi pushed the limits and instituted Emergency Rule and voted her out of office. You think the good and rational people of this country will let Obama take it in a dangerous direction? I don’t think so.

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    I tend to agree. This prediction of ‘martial law’ etc was made against Bill Clinton, Bush Jr (and probably other Presdents before them).

    I don’t believe that any of the slopes on EITHER side are as slippery or as steep as claimed. Real damage is being done now which we need to fight (restrictions on women’s health, mandated insurance premiums, etc) but the constitutional issues, if pressed too far, are more likely to result in a pendulum swing than a collapse.

    Of course that’s harder since the US system is not good for a third party (and in Canada a third party split the liberal vote and the conservatives got more power).

  253. ShortTermer
    March 25th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    OTurd is only interested in speaking out when he serves his interest, he doesn’t speak out about black on black violence, or black on white violence. Only when it serves his interest he speaks out, he uses everyone as props, the US military, his kids, America, whatever, its all just greek columns to him.

  254. short termer:

    “but if I had to choose what Romney looked like, I would say the Ken Doll who is handsome but all stiff and plastic and all. I did see a photo of him and Ann on their wedding day and they were indeed a beautiful couple; but then again my first thought was Barbie and Ken.”
    ________

    Actually, ST, yours is the best description of Romney et al because it takes into consideration his wife, Barbie. I don’t think Gingrich could be mistaken for Ken and Barbie. Maybe, Barbie after a less than fulfilling life with Ken?

    If Hillary’s hair is problematic, all she has to do is step into a salon and within an hour MAKEOVER- a new Hillary emerges refreshed, vivacious and 10 yrs younger because of a simple re-styling of her hair… and what you point out Jan, is food for thought.. double standard(?) would a man’s hair be the overlooked salient point determining if he were going to run?

  255. But in a strange way, choosing a headline like this creates the opposite impression. If she is not an angry black woman then why would her sycophants tee up the issue and endeavor to deny is. What people will remember from this is there is a controversy on whether Michelle is an angry black woman

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    Excellent point. In any case there is evidence for the ‘angry’ charge: her college thesis, and her remarks early in the 2007-2008 primary.

  256. Mrs. Smith
    March 25th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Not sure if I see Ann and Romney as Ken and Barbie, but Newt’s wife Callista reminds me of Barbie, she very well may be a very nice lady (I think she’s Newt’s daughter’s age)but her hair looks like it never moves, looks like a helmut or a wig sometimes, reminds me of Barbie.

  257. All I remember nothing about Clinton making a move towards Marshall Law.. Remember, Peace and Prosperity? I do remember Bush tightening the FEMA Laws before they became Homeland Security though.. through a Signing statement but never in the HISTORY of the country has ANY president with a stroke of a pen made such egregious proclamations of unwarranted authority inclusive of the Taking of Property, taking possession of your dwelling for food, housing, water, cars/trucks (as part of your assets) bank accounts and any hidden assets you may have.. PLUS Drafting Men and Boys/ Women and Girls into the Military- There is nothing paranoid about the rise in gun sales throughout the country. American citizens throughout the land worried about a Federal Takeover of states where most of the state’s Governors have given up their right to manage their states to the Federal government some years ago..Substitute the word paranoia with denial and frame the debate around that word. All signs are pointing to Marshall Law coming in the not too distant future.

    Our mission here is to sound the alert to STOP it before it can be done- We are American as Apple Pie and thats how things are done in the good ole USA.

  258. tim
    March 25th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I think short termer was remembering the traditional Wedding Cake decoration of the miniature bride and groom on top of the cake the stiff statuettes resembling Barbie and Ken.

    My lap top, when using caps will sometimes erase words and full sentences if I don’t proof for spell ck or missing words before posting… noticing a few words were left out in that post acknowledging Newt in the scenario.

  259. PM
    I feel the same way.

    SCOTUS will have the decision before the end of summer, don’t know the exact timeline.
    ———-
    Thanks, I hope things in your life get better…real soon.

    I don’t see anyone but Mitt when I look at him, but I do have to get the thought of those underwear out of my mind.

  260. I have also thought that if O loses he will try to run again…that could really muck things up…

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    I’ve thought that too — or at least some of the Bots will continue supporting him for 2016. Still, whether he’s still eligible or not, some of the Bots will oppose Hillary in 2016, bringing in Dean or some new candidate if necessary. So Obama might be useful in 2016 to split the anti-Hillary vote.

    All these complicated longrange strategies seem flimsy to me. Too many unknowns, too many chances for things to go wrong.

    I’m just going to support people I actually agree with, like Darcy Richardson in the primary, Jill Stein in November, Elizabeth Murry whenever (and Coakley and Weiner if they ever run again).

  261. Great comments today.

    OT, but does anyone know if the SC hearings will be available on C-Span? I have heard they are not being televised or video-taped. Anyone else hear anything about that?

  262. All I remember nothing about Clinton making a move towards Marshall Law..

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    Of course Bill didn’t really make such a move. But the same accusation was made against him (probably by the same people). This was before 9/11 of course, when he and Gore were the only ones warning that the next big threat would be “smart terrorism” that could get past the existing defenses. The rightwingers said Bill and Gore were just inventing that as an excuse for the sort of ‘homeland security’ measures that Bush finally did. Martial law was part of that accusation.

  263. But the other possibility is that they will turn to Hillary. But I am as convinced as I can be that she will have some international role, and I take her at her word that she is through with politics.

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    If Hillary really stays out, who do we want in 2016?

    As for her hairstyles, in 2008 it was important to her to look good while campaigning, and she was in the US. Now she’s flying around the world too busy to stop for hairdressers.

  264. BASIL99
    March 25th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks Basil. I’ll be listening also, normally I’ve never been this interested in a case. But I was to know if 9 people on a court think its ok for the US federal govt to force US citizens into a mandatory contract with a private company.

  265. All I can say is… we need gates and more homeowners insurance where I live for what is rising up and yet to come..

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    That Florida gated community should have had survellience cameras taping everything. (And perhaps chained their guard Zim in the room to watch the cameras, so he couldn’t go out and get in trouble.)

  266. pjmedia

    As I write, the hysteria (is there any other word for it when Spike Lee twitters the address of George Zimmerman or the New Black Panther Party publishes a wanted poster or the mayor of Philadelphia calls the death an “assassination”?) is beginning to die down, somewhat.

    The initial moblike news (in this regard, Fox News’s Shepard Smith was especially culpable in whipping up frenzy when he did not have the evidence to support his allegations) that a white, Germanic-named vigilante ran down and executed a small African-American child (at least Mr. Martin seemed so from his adolescent photos in the press), eating candy while strolling in an exclusive gated community is not quite the entire story. At least it has morphed into an account of an excitable, gun-carrying Hispanic neighborhood-watch volunteer, in a mixed community, prompting (?) a fist fight with an unarmed 17-year old, 6’2” youth in a hoodie. Mr. Zimmerman apparently lost the struggle, and then pulled out a gun and fired—even as the narrative seemed to change with new information every day. The case is not helped by presidential editorializing that now, after the beer summit and Sandra Fluke, seems a gambit to divert attention from $4 a gallon gas and 8% plus unemployment. (17% in Fresno County).

    The Trayvon Martin tragedy is not over; we do not know all the facts; bad judgment, racism, and ill-intent may well have led to manslaughter or even second-degree murder or, then again, in theory, self-defense, but to speculate about any such charges without evidence is to become mob-like. My own view is that carrying a weapon requires greater forbearance, but I was not there and still have no idea what transpired. As I write this, the account will be out-of-date by tomorrow’s disclosures. What we are left with is no rules of national anguish: when ten African-Americans are murdered by other African-Americans in a single weekend is it news or not news? When the occasional African-American murders a white person, as in a recent car-jacking, is it a sign of something the nation must note? When an Hispanic shoots an African-American is it news to the degree he has a European name, but had he been Jorge Martinez with an Anglo mother, it would not have been news?

    The role of a president is to rein in the mob, not to unleash it. The latter is what community organizers do; the former is what makes statesmen. Yet on issue after issue—anti-terrorism, global warming, government ethics, and racial relations—a mob-like frenzy, egged on by the media and demagogues like Barack Obama, have almost stormed the jail, only to dissipate when met by either evidence, or the knowledge that the incarcerated was one of their own—as if they had never screamed and threatened in the first place.

  267. What I do know for sure is that Elizabeth Warren gave Ogama a pass the other day on his opposition to gay marriage by saying he is less evolved–or something like that.

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    Last I heard, Hillary is still opposed to it — and has given Obama a pass on a lot more important things.

  268. “And perhaps chained their guard Zim in the room to watch the cameras, so he couldn’t go out and get in trouble.)”

    You are undoubtably one of the most dangerously naive posters I have ever encountered. Try living in Bed-Stuy, the S. Bronx, Paterson, NJ, even anyplace in NYC without a 24 hour doorman.

    You must live in some idyllic town/village probably with lots of property, a good income, very little diversity because the things you post here are not from someone who has experienced the reality of American life at this moment in time.

    Or you are a plant stirring things up even while it’s already been semi-proven that it was Zimmerman who was being beaten by poor widdle 6’3″ Trayvon and it was Zimmerman’s voice desperately calling for help during the recorded phone conversation.

    WTF are you going to do if someone is beating the crap out of you, finds out you have a gun, gets ready to grab it with only one thing in mind – murder your a$$? I, like Mr. Z. would pull the gun out fire away.

    Perhaps you would turn the other cheek and go become one of allah’s 72 virgins? What a lovely thought. You’d fit right in.

  269. Mrs. Smith
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Basil-

    ‘That is why I mentioned it was a little too early to jump on this “crisis” and have it last all the way to late Fall into November. They are stoking the fires of violence too soon rather than keeping it on the back burner at a slow boil then turning up the heat 6-8 wks before the election. Unless, there are more dire consequences waiting for us in Obama’s plans yet to be revealed.’

    So may e this is a dress rehearsal?

  270. http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/25/santorum-zimmerman-has-a-very-sick-mind-motive-a-malicious-one/#ixzz1q9fwuI2R

    Why I’m very glad this man will never be president. No one knows all the facts, the investigation has not been concluded and this idiot is spouting off his opinions, just like OTurd. I remember he did this same type of interferring in the Terry Schiavo case, instead on knowing all the facts, he just goes bursting in with his opinions, which are just based on the MSM’s egging on to take one side over another.

  271. Shadowfax
    March 25th, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    ———————

    Next time you think of Morman underwear, channel your thoughts to ‘Bridget Jones’ diary’ 🙂

  272. George’s shirt came up while the kid was beating him, revealing the gun that he is licensed to carry. The kid went for the gun and they struggled for it

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    IF true, that would be evidence AGAINST letting people carry guns.

    But Yahoo Answers is NOT a good source: anyone can post anything there, no fact check or moderation, iirc.

  273. One possible scenario.

    1. “Little” Travon was actually a grown man physically (17.5 years)…a 6′ 3″ footballer. The media is showing us old photos of him when he was just 12 years old!!!!

    2. Big bad bully George Zimmerman is only 5′ 6″ and pudgy.

    3. The “white racist” Zimmerman is actually mixed race…..white, Hispanic and has black relatives.

    4. Travon hopped a fence in order to enter this gated community in which he had no family…no acquaintances…and no business in!

    5. The community had endured 8 burglaries in the past year…1 of which occurred in broad daylight. In fact, the community has been plagued by burglaries for the past 10 years.

    6. The short and fat Zimmerman was being pummeled by the tall and powerful Travon. Witnesses confirm that they heard Zim screaming “Help me! Help me.”

    7. It was Travon who went psycho and Zimmerman because he did not want to be questioned about what he was really up to that night.

    8. Zimmerman only shot trayvont when he was being battered on the ground and no doubt fearing for his life.

    9. Zimmerman was bleeding from the face and back of his head when cops arrived. Were it not for his gun, Travon might have killed little Zim with his bare hands that night.

    THIS WHOLE THING IS A FRAUD!!!!!!

    Travon’s family is seeing dollar signs..
    The black race baiters are seeing a chance to raise hell.
    And the Globalist media is seeking to destabilize society…riling up blacks against the guilt ridden whites.

    BTW, anyone remember this?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118785/Shawn-Tyson-said-murdered-James-Cooper-James-Kouzaris-Sarasota-Florida.html

  274. The LSM has become so one-sided I believe NOTHING written there. All the major papers and sites are still running with the poor little Trayvon killed by a racist white Hispanic meme.

    Well,

    I did not believe the Duke Lacrosse case.
    I did not believe the Palin “in the crosshairs” responsible for Giffords shooting
    I did not believe the Boston cops who arrested Gates were racist
    I did not believe Solydra and the other green energy scams were a solution to the energy crisis
    I did not believe the “arab Spring” would be good for America
    I did not believe the GM buyout and the trillion dollar stimulus were good.
    I never believed MP was a style icon and a beautiful woman.

    I BELIEVE NOTHING I READ anymore until I verify through multiple sources.

    So I do not believe this Florida incident was racial except in the minds of BO, Holder, the NBPP and others milking it to their advantage.

    And I will d@mned not be silenced while more bullsh!t is shoveled into the vacuous mouths of some Americans.

  275. IF true, that would be evidence AGAINST letting people carry guns.

    That has NOTHING to do with the current case so stop deviating from the matter at hand.

  276. I know That I have posted this before but Saintorum has been making some campaign gains an it worries me so he must be cut-off at the Pass.

    Why is Rick Santorum spending your tax dollars on his family?
    Conservative politicians like Rick Santorum are always telling us how they are the ones to be trusted to spend our tax dollars wisely. Yet today’s record federal budget deficit tells a very different story. The damage so-called “conservatives” have done to our federal Treasury borders on obscene.

    In the case of Rick Santorum, the fiscal sleight-of-hand is quite personal. In public, he rails against funding for programs that help other families, but in private he takes every advantage he can for himself and his own family.

    Look at how he deceived a struggling school district in Pennsylvania into to paying $100,000 for cyber-school tuition for his five children – even while they were living in a well-off school district in Virginia.

    That’s right. Between 2001 and 2004, Santorum enrolled five of his children in the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Since Pennsylvania law requires school districts to pay for students who live in their district but enroll in cyber schools – and since Santorum claimed his residence was a house in Penn Hills, Allegheny County – the Penn Hills School District paid $100,000 for the Santorum children’s tuition.

    But wait a minute – it turns out Rick Santorum, his wife, and their children don’t actually live in Penn Hills…in Allegheny County…or even in Pennsylvania. They actually live in a big house he owns in Leesburg, Virginia.

    Sure, Santorum is registered to vote in Pennsylvania, in Penn Hills, and both his driver’s license and his car registration are at that address. But the Santorums really live in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Leesburg, Virginia. The only people who live in that two-bedroom house in Penn Hills are Santorum’s niece, Alyssa DeLuca and her husband.

    After this nice little “arrangement” came to light, Santorum told KDKA Radio that his niece lives in and “looks after” the Penn Hills house when he’s not there. He also admitted that when he goes to Pennsylvania, he and most of the family usually stay somewhere else — with his in-laws — while his niece and her husband keep “watching” the house:

    “We have a nice arrangement there. It works out well. Candidly, we just sort of work it out. Sometimes, a couple of my kids stay over there [with the niece and her husband]. We get to stay at grandma’s house, and a couple of kids go over and stay with their cousin. To me, that’s a family situation. I don’t know what people’s business that is, to be very honest with you. The fact is, I own a home, pay taxes, reside here, go to jury duty. To me, this is much ado about nothing.”

    But $100,000 paid for by local property taxes isn’t nothing. So under public pressure Santorum withdrew his children from the cyber school, but refused to reimburse the Penn Hills School District.

    “Why do I owe them money for a bill they approved that was lawful? I don’t owe them anything.”

    Santorum’s wife, Karen, now home schools the children (presumably in Virginia). And the Penn Hills School District has had to go to court to get back the $100,000 – spending even MORE time and MORE taxpayer dollars to get back money Santorum never should have pursued in the first place.

    “It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.”

    Back in 1990, when Santorum first ran for Congress, he attacked his Democratic opponent, Doug Walgren, for living in McLean, Virginia. Here’s how Roll Call described a 1990 Santorum television ad:

    “Santorum’s spot is the essence of simplicity. Strange music plays while a picture of an attractive white house is shown. The announcer says, ‘There’s something strange about this house.’ The reason is because Walgren lives in McLean, which is ‘the wealthiest area of Virginia’ rather than his suburban district.”

    Now that he’s made himself at home in Washington, Rick Santorum seems to think the rules are different for him. But once you see reality behind Rick Santorum exposed, his rhetoric reeks of hypocrisy. And after a dozen years in the Senate, it makes you wonder…how come life is good for Rick Santorum, but hasn’t gotten any better for most Pennsylvanians?

  277. Here’s the fun part:

    “But Yahoo Answers is NOT a good source: anyone can post anything there, no fact check or moderation, iirc.”
    ____________

    You found your heaven-

    anyone can post anything here, especially you.. and when we fact check your statements… they are FALSE. Written with impunity as if they are gospel because YOU said so! And why everyone scrolls on by.. The nerve, complaining about something you above all people are more than willing to pass off as logical conclusions and the Truth!

    Tell me there isn’t pathology there, then prove it!

  278. I’ve been laughing all day-

    Since wbb said Romney looks more like Hugh Beaumont.

    Would that mean Gingrich is a pudgy Eddie Haskell?

  279. ABM90
    March 25th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I know That I have posted this before but Saintorum has been making some campaign gains an it worries me so he must be cut-off at the Pass.
    —————–

    ABM, I am also scared that Santorum will gain more ground. But chances of his nomination are very slim. In Louisiana exit polls showed that, the Etch-a-Sketch gaffe by Romney’s adviser had more adverse impact than Santorum’s ‘vote for Obama’ gaffe. Let that be a lesson to Romney’s people.

  280. Anyone hear much about this story?

    Oh, and, BTW, the Trayvon incident happened on FEBRUARY 14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Teens set kid on fire for being ‘white boy’

    The boys mother Melissa Coon said his attackers told him you deserve it.…

    MEENA HART DUERSON

    Sunday, March 04, 2012

    A 13-year-old boy who police say was doused with gasoline and lit on fire last week while walking home from school is recovering from first-degree burns to his face and head.
    The boy was just two blocks from his home in Kansas City Tuesday when two teenagers began to follow him and then attacked him, his mother, Melissa Coon, said.

    Police have described the suspects as black 16-year-olds, while the victim is white.
    “We were told it’s a hate crime,” Coon told KTLA.

    “They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open,” Coon told KMBC. “(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.'”

    By lighting the gasoline, the second attacker “produced a large fireball burning the face and hair” of the boy, according to a Kansas City Police Department report obtained by KCTV.
    “It was pretty bad stuff,” Detective Stacey Taylor told the TV station, adding that police are concerned the boy may have suffered damage to his eyes and lungs.

    Coon said her son put out the fire with his shirt and called 911 himself. He was rushed to the hospital and was treated for his injuries.

    She believes the students also attend East High School with her son, and said he will not be returning to the school. She also told KMBC her traumatized family plans now plans to move.
    “My 5-year-old came in and asked me, ‘Mom, am I going to get set on fire today?'” Coon said. “I was in tears.”

    http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-04/news/31122324_1_white-boy-fire-tv-station

  281. Mrs. Smith
    March 25th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

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    Since you’re saying this again, pls explain why you called a quote from Fox ‘false’. I’m doubtful of many things Fox says, but would they just invent something and call it a quote from Hillary?

    I recapped my question earlier today at March 24th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  282. Since you’re saying this again, pls explain why you called a quote from Fox ‘false’. I’m doubtful of many things Fox says, but would they just invent something and call it a quote from Hillary?
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    Because you didn’t do your ‘due diligence’. If you would have gone the distance and clicked Fox’s link to the “Budget Appropriation’s Senate Hearing for the Testimony of Hillary Clinton”.. as I did- There was no such statement anywhere to be found in the 5 pg pdf document. The tip off- were the words Budget Hearing… Why would Hillary be talking about contraception at a Senate budget hearing… assuming the hearing was for funding the State Dept. So, I needed to find out how it was done-

    After finding out you had been hood winked- you should have written to Fox News calling for an apology from them and a retraction of the statement in that news report and asked them where the quote was taken from because they were in error stating it was Hillary’s testimony taken from the recent Budget hearing… then you should have let us know what their response was and posted it here to clarify the boondoggle once and for all-

  283. Okay, I’m still trying to find out if the quote that Fox alleged came from Hillary was ‘false’ or not.

    Just found this, a link to a video of Hillary answering Lautenberg’s question about contraception.

    http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2012/02/boom-goes-secretary.html

    At that site there’s also a transcription by the feminist blogger:

    Text Onscreen: At Senate Hearing, Lautenberg Exchange with Secretary Clinton on International Family Planning | February 28, 2012.

    Senator Frank Lautenberg: In recent years, Congressional opponents of contraception have sought deep cuts to international family planning programs. What happens, Madame Secretary, if they succeed in cutting the family planning programs? What’s the penalty—what’s the cost of that in real terms?

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Well, the cost is financial, the cost is in women’s lives, the cost is to undermine what many of the very same opponents claim is their priority, namely to prevent abortions [wry grin] because—you know, we want to stay focused on improving maternal and child health, and there is no doubt at all that family planning services are absolutely essential to improving both maternal and child health.

    Working through our government—with other governments, with NGOs with expertise, capacity, proven track records—we have made a big difference in women’s health. You know, global estimates, Senator, indicate that, by helping women space births and avoid unintended pregnancies, family planning has the potential of preventing twenty-five percent of the maternal and child deaths in the developing world.

    Family planning is the best way we have to prevent unintended pregnancies and abortion [wry grin] so I—I know that it—it is, um, a very, um, controversial issue [she seems barely able to spit the words out through her disdain and casts her eyes down then lifts them back up as she continues] but numerous studies have shown that the incidence of abortions decreases when women have access to contraception.

    And therefore I strongly support what this administration is doing in trying to provide the means to improve the health of women and children around the world. [nods sagely]

  284. Okay, I’m still trying to find out if the quote that Fox alleged came from Hillary was ‘false’ or not.
    ________________

    The mistake is those are two different hearings- and you had better check the dates.

  285. You can google the Senate Appropriation Hearings on Feb 28 2012 hearing for the pdf document with Hillary’s testimony at the hearing on that date..

    See if you find what the feminist blogger wrote there.

  286. Black friend defends shooter of Florida teen

    By Daniel Trotta

    SANFORD, Florida | Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:44pm EDT

    (Reuters) – George Zimmerman is not a racist and cried for days after shooting dead a black Florida teenager, a black, longtime friend of Zimmerman said on Sunday in a sympathetic portrayal of a man maligned by critics as a trigger-happy bigot.

    Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, shot Trayvon Martin, 17, in what he said was self defense during an altercation in the gated community Zimmerman was watching on February 26 in Sanford, Florida. After attracting little notice initially, the case gained widespread attention, sparking protests and renewing a national debate about race.

    “He couldn’t stop crying. He’s a caring human being,” Joe Oliver, 53, a former television news reporter and anchor in Orlando who has known Zimmerman for several years, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

    Oliver’s wife is a close friend of Zimmerman’s mother in law, who told him Zimmerman cried for days in remorse after the shooting. He also spoke directly with Zimmerman on Saturday.
    “I mean, he took a man’s life and he has no idea what to do about it. He’s extremely remorseful about it,” Oliver said.

    Oliver’s account differs from the withering criticism Zimmerman has sustained from demonstrators across the country who have demanded his arrest and accused him of racial bias in targeting Martin. Celebrities have taken up the cause of justice for the teen, and President Barack Obama said “all of us have to do some soul-searching” as a result of the tragedy.

    “I’m a black male and all that I know is that George has never given me any reason whatsoever to believe he has anything against people of color,” Oliver said.

    Sanford police did not arrest Zimmerman, saying the evidence could not disprove his account of self-defense, though the case is under review by a state special prosecutor and the U.S. Justice Department.

    Zimmerman dropped out of public view shortly after the shooting and his whereabouts were unknown. The New Black Panther Party, an African American organization taking its name from the radical group of the 1960s, has placed a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman.

    “All these people who are threatening George, what makes them any better than the person they think he is?” Oliver said. “You’ve got all these people wanting to lynch the man and they don’t know the whole story. There are huge gaps that are being filled in and interpreted without evidence.”

    Oliver tried to reach Zimmerman after the shooting but he had not spoken with him until Saturday in a conversation arranged by Zimmerman’s lawyer, Craig Sonner.
    ‘LEAP TO CONCLUSION’

    As a black man, Oliver said minorities are often unfairly treated, but he believed Zimmerman was simply doing his job as a neighborhood watch volunteer by growing suspicious over an unfamiliar person walking through a neighborhood that had suffered some break-ins.
    Martin lived in Miami but was with his father on a visit to his father’s fiancée’s home inside the gated community.

    “I understand how they’re able to leap to the conclusion. You have a dead teenager. This guy is white so it must be a hate crime. There’s going to be evidence to come out that basically will justify George’s concern,” Oliver said.

    “He (Zimmerman) confirmed for me that he was not the aggressor. But I did not go into details as to how it got to that aggressive point,” Oliver said. Critics have expressed skepticism about Zimmerman’s self defense claims and have faulted him for pursuing the teen against the instructions of an emergency operator.

    At one point Oliver became choked with emotion talking about his friend and said he was coming forward freely even though it may expose him to reprisals.

    “I just have to do what’s right, not just for my friend but for everyone involved,” Oliver said. “He’s in hiding. His mother in law can’t see her own daughter because she fears for their lives.”

    (Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/25/us-usa-florida-shooting-friend-idUSBRE82O0FE20120325

  287. About the screen capture – I don’t know if you can send directly to a printer. As far as whether you can move the screen around to decide what to include, I don’t know any fancy way to do that. When I’ve wanted to capture a whole webpage, I capture the top, then scroll down to the next part and do another screen capture, etc.

    If I just wanted to capture something in one part of the webpage, I would just have that part be what is showing on my screen at the time I do the screen capture…. but if you want to capture just a part of what is on your screen, like have ads or the end of another article not be included, no, you can’t isolate only a certain part of a screen, it captures whatever is in the whole screen, wherever you have scrolled to on the webpage…

  288. Lorac- if you can’t recognize a discussion or advance the conversation, it’s not required you respond.
    ___________________

    From what I see- Fox News used the wrong link to back their claim in the Hillary quote. That was their mistake. The only obvious conclusion was the quote was false after searching for Hillary testimony on that day and there was nothing to substantiate their claim. So much is written about Hillary and quoted that isn’t true there was good reason to question Fox’s link and that was the second mistake…

  289. turndownobama
    March 25th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Yes, there have been several hearings lately, so Fox may have cited the wrong hearing.
    ___________

    with the wrong link- BINGO!

  290. Ms. Smith, I can recognize personal attacks. Admin him/herself has even stepped in to agree that people should be able to post differing viewpoints without having to worry about being attacked.

  291. Re:BASIL99
    March 25th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Wonder if those of us here in Florida will be called upon for the trial? Everwhere there is a mention of the incident, the picture of Trayvon is the one of when he was a little kid? What is up with that????????????????????? If it was a gated community and I lived there, I d@mned sure would want someone taken down that was wearing a hoodie, skulking around, and not a resident.

    I had to comment on that even though I am still reading…..is SHE up to it again????

  292. Shadowfax – I saw a photo of their underwear, and it just reminds me of long underwear that people wear under their clothes in cold climates. So the sight of it doesn’t haunt me, but the mystical meaning imparted to it is odd to me – but, religions do things like that lol

  293. I’m glad to see that you’re doubting Fox, and I’ll will be looking forward to that same standard being applied to other rightwing sources.

    Here Fox may have got the wrong date/time/link. It’s more important what Hillary actually said, than when and where she said it. Apparently she said substantially* the same thing at “Senate Hearing, Lautenberg Exchange with Secretary Clinton on International Family Planning | February 28, 2012.”

    Checking the pdf wouldn’t tell us whether the pdf had been censored. Censorship would be easier to detect on the video, thus the video is the more reliable source.

    *without the specific words ‘Catholic’ and ‘practicality’ on that video. Still that thought agrees with what is on the video.

  294. SHortTermer,

    In case you’re interested, this article “deconstructing” the myth of Trayvon Martin appearing in Huffpoo shows RECENT pix of the kid – one flipping the bird and the other with a mouth full of gold teeth. It also gives info on his 2 week suspension from school and other not so convenient facts which are at odds with the PC narrative that this was a hate crime.

    What REALLY kills me is the newly invented moniker of WHITE Hispanic.

    They ( the media) are shameless!

  295. turndownobama
    March 25th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I’m glad to see that you’re doubting Fox, and I’ll will be looking forward to that same standard being applied to other rightwing sources.
    _______________

    I doubt everything in print until I research the source especially if it’s about Hillary. And for the most part, it’s a developed habit from going to Constitutional Law School evenings for 3 yrs that demanded the attributions be verified and noted or my work was summarily rejected on it’s face by my professor. That only had to happen once.

  296. Thanks, Basil99. Sanford is within driving distance of me. Gated communities are supposed to be safe for the residents, no thugs allowed. We pay gooooood money for the gated safety, I wonder how the other residents feel about the lack of safety.

    Something I had wondered about: why are the hispanics not all up in arms with them trying to fry this obviously hispanic man without due process and fair trial? If I was one of Zimmerman’s family, I would SUE SUE SUE SUUE SUUUUUUE and I would like to be on that trial,too.

    I attended a SBA conference one time on a college campus; they kept looking at me sideways. Finally the pencil thin white presenter came over and asked why I was there as she said that it was for minorities. I had noticed that I was the only person there not black. I told her I was a minority; I was a card carrying Native American. She said that it was for ‘visible’ minorities…..so I guess that Zimmerman is not visible enough for them and now they are going to pit the blacks against the hispanics………sheesh. Now see there, even Gallagher did not believe my ‘visibility’ about Native American given my looks….he said yeah, a Cleveland Inddian maybe…

  297. “What REALLY kills me is the newly invented moniker of WHITE Hispanic.”
    ___________________

    And as Latessha Rodrigues would say (in the Domino movie)You are Causpanic !

  298. Southern Born.. where are you?

    Have you finished the book?

    Can you give us an impression of who you think the author is referring to in the story?

  299. Mrs. Smith, I guess they could not spell mulatto and such. [Just between me and you, I am about tired of the c.f. again. Have you checked your email recently?]

  300. White is a race. Hispanic is an ethnicity. We all have at least one race in us, and at least one ethnicity in us.

    Ireland is a country, but also an ethnicity – most of its residents are of Irish ethnicity. Would people look at an average Irish person and say, “they’re not white, they’re Irish”? I think they would say they are white *and* Irish – white race, Irish ethnicity.

  301. Short Termer-

    What to do with the Hall monitors who are cognitively challenged.. They think wbboei is writing a book… when he was talking about Jay Cost’s book, ‘Spoiled Rotten’. It’s always the same ones who come here to complain while we’re getting along just fine without their input.

    I just spoke with him telling him about the recent derailment of my conversation w/TD.. and he said.. Negative publicity is good.. I agreed, adding the phenomenal success of tabloid journalism at the supermarket check out.

  302. If my memory serves me correctly most, if not all, documents that have a check list for race lists white and not causasian. If they are not doing it correctly; you be the race police for them. Just like there are no longer words like mulatto used popularly. I say when I mean and I mean what I say….with typos.

  303. BTW, I also know that white and black are not colors but rather are shades of light and dark……so no correction needed. Sheesh.

  304. Mrs. Smith, it was not I who has been reading the book although I wish I had time. It must have been New Mexico Fan. I’ll be anxious to hear about it as well.

    I’ve been at the nursing home for most of the time for the past two weeks…just got home. My 91 year old mother is not doing well at all.

  305. Short Termer:

    I just cked my mail… nothing there..
    _______________

    Southern Born

    “I’ve been at the nursing home for most of the time for the past two weeks…just got home. My 91 year old mother is not doing well at all.”
    ________________

    I’m in a similar situation, but my Mom is home with me- I promised her to never send her to a NH unless she becomes bedridden.. then it’s 24/7 care by professionals which is just too much for one person to handle. I hope your Mom can recover.

  306. She said that it was for ‘visible’ minorities….

    Oh MY GOD! You are Kidding? No?

    About the White Hispanic thing – it is absurd – you are either Hispanic or you are not. To then
    try and turn that newly minted outrageous PC phrase into justification for going after the guy – the white part of him, that is – is ridiculous and just plain nuts.

    I have never heard “white” Irish, “Brown” Italian, “Black” negro.

    This is so out of hand and such a waste of time as people who realize they jumped the gun try desperately to walk back their initial comments with the most ridiculous BS I have seen recently . . .

    So give us all a break.

    And, BTW, Mrs. S, that script was a RIOT!!!

  307. White is a race. Hispanic is an ethnicity.

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

    Yes, according to the US Census. They make a big point that “Hispanic is not a race”, and of asking if a person is Hispanic and ALSO asking his race. (I think they say ‘Caucasian’ rather than ‘White’ but I’m not sure of that.)

  308. Southern Born
    March 25th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
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    Southern Born…my heart is with you…I hope your mother improves…

  309. lorac
    March 25th, 2012 at 8:09 pm
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    lorac…you are very welcome here…

    …everything was going so well here…everyone was freely exchanging info from different perspectives and then the negative energy injected…best to just scroll past it and maybe it will just go away with no one to insult and argue with…trying to reason is futile…and sad…

  310. OT…

    wow…if someone can just walk into simon cowell’s estate…what hope do the rest of us have with gates or no gates…

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/03/simon-cowels-home-invasion-nightmare

    by Radar Staff

    Simon Cowell came face-to-face with a female intruder who broke into his $14 million London home Saturday night, a Scotland Yard spokesman has confirmed.

    The British music mogul was watching TV at 10 pm when he was confronted by over-zealous fan, Leanne Zaloumis.

    “It was absolutely terrifying,” the 52-year-old told the Daily Mirror. “She could have had a gun.”

    The woman is believed to have evaded the security and gained access to The X Factor host’s luxury pad through a downstairs window.

    Zaloumis was eventually detained by Cowell’s staff and she was arrested when police arrived.

    A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed the incident and said: “Police were called….to reports of a disturbance. Officers attended the address and found a woman had forced entry to the premises. She was arrested and taken to a west London police station where she remains.”

    Nothing was taken from the home, whose security in the past has been likened to Fort Knox.

  311. Basil:

    And, BTW, Mrs. S, that script was a RIOT!!!
    ______________________

    I really can recommend renting the movie-
    Kiera Knightly is fab as Domino Harvey.

  312. Basil:

    I’m going to stick my naked leg out- like Angela Joile and see if anyone bites.

    I mean after all, I was ‘Miss Legs’ in 1989.

  313. The term “white Hispanic” refers to someone like Desi Arnaz– in the conservative 1950s, it was perfectly OK for him to be married to Lucille Ball, both onscreen and off. It would have been a different story if Desi had been a “black Hispanic” (a la Sammy Sosa).

  314. If you are looking for Hillary’s statements about anything, go to http://www.still4hill.com and do a search. There is a complete archive of her career at the State Department. There are videos and transcripts of all her speeches and press conferences.

  315. For those who use the term “Marshall Law”, it’s actually “Martial Law” where martial refers to the military. I assume that most people know this already, but sometimes mental blocks or brain farts occur and cause us to make the same mistake over and over again.

  316. All I know is that when I first read the name “Zimmerman” I thought that the guy was of the Jewish race. Just goes to show that names are not always identifiable.

  317. Maybe in the 50’s, Jen, but not now. I have been around hundreds fHisoanicse, taught them, worked with them and I have NEVER heard that expressions used. If you are going to use “white” Hispanic then you must also start using color variations for blacks ranging from high yeller to dark chocolate.

    I doubt anyone would be very comfortable with that.

    So enough of this BS. White Hispanic my a$$. It’s just a way for the press to inject the word “WHITE” as in “RACIST” into their propaganda.

  318. It went from writing them as Negro, to Black….I had a student one time to yell at me during a hissy fit that he was not BLACK…..I asked him what he liked to be called….he pointed to his arm and said see I am not black, I am brown. That was one of the students. Giggle, Basil99 they did, they used to refer to themselves as High Yellow and more recently Peach. I just checked my drivers’ license and it gives the sex and height but not the race, but there is a photo.

    Census records of the 1930s that I have used in research and the hundreds if not thousands that I have indexed use White W or B Black; in earlier decades they had used Mulatto or Mu for those mixed caucasion/negroid; and sometimes Black Dutch which was often what the Native Americans called themselves after the Trail of Tears because as in the case of Alabama it was illegal to be a Native American and be in the state until 1964. The 1930 census record is the most current available for years now, but the 1940 census images are about to be released in eight more days; and I will help index those as well. I have indexed a number of states and the form is the same because it is a federal task.

  319. Correction: One of the Emotionally Conflicted students is what I was referring to; and the school records are what I was referring to. The schools used to be real sticklers for having the name, the legal name, as on the birth certificate on all school records because they were considered legal documents; that is until around the middle 1960s when they began to encounter so many students who were fatherless.

  320. Thank you for the kind words. As those of you who are in this situation know, it is one of the toughest things to see our formally independent, strong mothers get is such shapes and not be able to walk or feed themselves. Some days I feel the intense sadness clear down to the bottom of my soul. But being there with her and being an advocate for my mother is probably the only gift and last gift I will ever be able to give her. She took care of my grandma and now it is my turn to repay her.

  321. Four years later and Chicago’s Father Pfleger [infamous for a Hillary rant from the pulpit, and in general for being a Barack bud] is back in the news:
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger attends Chicago rally and holds a Mass to protest killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida – chicagotribune.com
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-trayvon-mass-20120326,0,2307614.story

    Within this article is stated that Zimmerman has a white father and a Hispanic mother.

  322. This is some article, including a video and an interview with the producer Bettina Viviano.

    http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2012/03/bettina-viviano-hollywood-producer-clintons-obama-ineligible-extreme-dnc-voter-fraud-documented-women-from-obamas-church-interviewed/

    Did all of you who followed the 2008 election and supported Hillary know at the time what was actually going on?

    I admit that I did not. I was busy with other things; had very little interest in politics; went to the poll to cast my vote and that was that.

  323. Southern Born
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    We are both Lucky to have our Mothers live as long as they have. I hope your Mom suffers little if these are to be her final days. I’m sure having you by her side is the greatest comfort you could give her at this time. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  324. Chicago nastiness trumps presidential decorum. It was expected of the president to learn the facts of the incident before releasing a statement favoring race over justice. This is a sad day for America when the president is incapable to lead by example. Instead, interjecting himself into the forefront of a mob mentality.
    ____________________

    White House slams Newt Gingrich for criticizing Obama’s Trayvon Martin remarks

    ‘Speaker Gingrich is clearly in the last throes of his political career,’ says White House senior adviser David Plouffe

    The White House struck back at Newt Gingrinch on Sunday for the presidential wanna-be’s criticism of Obama and his remarks about the Trayvon Martin killing.

    The President said on Friday that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” (tattoos, gold teeth and flipping the bird)

    “I think (Trayvon’s parents) are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened,” Obama said.

    Gingrich, in a radio interview that same day, blasted the President’s comments as “disgraceful.”

    “It’s not a question of who that young man looked like,” Gingrich said.

    “Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified, no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him? That’s just nonsense.”

    White House senior adviser David Plouffe called the former House Speaker’s remarks “reprehensible.”

    “Speaker Gingrich is clearly in the last throes of his political career,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “You can make a decision whether to go out with some shred of dignity or say these irresponsible, reckless things, and he’s clearly chosen the latter path, and that’s unfortunate for the country.”

    Plouffe also criticized GOP contender Rick Santorum, who similarly criticized Obama’s comments about Martin’s death, stating that the Republican primary has become a “clown show.”

    “You know, this Republican primary at some points has been more of a circus show,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/white-house-slams-newt-gingrich-criticizing-obama-trayvon-martin-remarks-article-1.1050596?localLinksEnabled=false#commentpostform
    ____________

    Whatever the Republicans have said or done; speaking Truth to Power IS the American way.

  325. Good for Zimmerman’s black friend above for sticking up for him. One thing that strikes me as odd about the “Zimmerman jumped Trayvon and started a confrontation” meme is WHY?

    I’ve read that over the last 8 years, Z had followed and called the police on 46 different people in the course of his neighborhood watch efforts. He never, not once, tried to get in a physical altercation with any of them. It wasn’t something he was in the habit of doing, he wasn’t some trigger-happy lunatic like he’s being painted.

    Zimmerman says he was not the aggressor. I do think he used some poor judgement in continuing to try to follow T to see where he was going, and there may be fault to go all around here. But I dislike the “He’s a racist crazed hater who just goes around shooting poor black kids in cold blood just for being black” portrayal being bandied about as fact – because that’s obviously false.

  326. The main reason he MUST GO [in his own words, no less]:
    During Missile Defense Talk, Obama Tells Medvedev He’ll Have ‘more Flexibility’ After Election | Fox News
    President Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday that he’d have “more flexibility” after the November election, during a conversation that appeared to focus on the touchy issue of missile defense.
    Obama, during a sit-down with Medvedev in Seoul, urged Moscow to give him “space” until after November. The conversation was relayed by a TV pool producer who listened to the recording from a Russian journalist.

    “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility,” Obama told Medvedev….

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/26/obama-tells-medvedev-hell-have-more-flexibility-after-election-during-missile/

  327. And another moment we must not forget:
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi taunts opponents of Healthcare Legislation Outside the Capitol

  328. So once again BO is so convinced of his re(s)election. Just like in 2oo8. Why? What powers that be can promise and deliver on a vow to coronate a president? I have a sinking feeling about this. It’s the second or third time in three weeks we’ve heard this kind of swagger: once on Univision when he talked about his 5 more years as prez, once that escapes me and now this.

    Are we screwed, again, already, even before the event?
    *****************************************************************

    BO with Medvedev on missile defense from HA

    President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

    President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

    President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

    President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

    This, to quote our Vice President, is “a big f*****g deal.” What solution does Obama envision that would pay off for Putin so much that the Russians would agree to the “space” necessary by keeping quiet about US plans for its deployment? The only possible answer would be the dismantling of even the smaller missile-defense system to which Obama committed in 2009. And it looks as though Obama has already tipped his hand to the Russians — against whom this particular defense system would be mainly ineffective anyway — in exchange for political assistance to influence the election.

    Scott Johnson says that this is a “space program” he can’t support:

    The man has big plans for us — the kind of plans he won’t be sharing with the American people. Not yet.

    Something tells me this next election is a big one. Let’s kill Obama’s “space” program.

    Obama won’t share these plans with the American people. However, he’ll share them with the Russians, and ask for their help in influencing the election. That should tell American voters all they need to know about this President.

    Or perhaps not. What other nations has Obama asked for “space” on American foreign and national-security policy so that he can win a second term? And what American interests is Obama willing to trade for that “space”?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/26/obama-to-medvedev-ill-totally-cave-on-missile-defense-in-my-second-term-if-putin-will-give-me-space/

  329. Well, hate to say “I told you so”, but……. I told you so. Radical Islamists have won a sizable majority on the panel that will be writing Egypt’s new constitution. Also:

    there were only a few names from the revolutionary movement behind last year’s ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.

    Gee, I seem to recall saying I feared that the starry-eyed students and protestors were BEING USED, and would be tossed aside by the real players once they served their purpose. I also recall being poo-poohed and being accused of everything from anti-Muslim paranoia to making completely LUDICROUS comparisons to Iran, as this would NEVER turn out like what happened there.

    Uh huh. I fear for the women and Coptic Christians and gays and secularists of Egypt. Because it’s going to get very ugly for them.

    http://news.yahoo.com/islamists-majority-egypt-constitution-panel-103659964.html

  330. from the 2003 census info

    1. Hispanic Origin

    No, not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino

    Yes, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano
    Yes, Puerto Rican
    Yes, Cuban
    Yes, other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino (with space to write in group)

  331. SKEWING OBAMA’S POLL NUMBERS

    RCP has Obummer up by 0.1%, 49.9% “fer” and 49.8% “agin”. But again, we see it is propped up by at least one outdated outlier; this time, it is Pew’s 2 week old +9 putting its thumb on the scale.

    RCP Avg 3/7-24 46.9 46.8 +0.1
    Gallup 3/22-24 47 44 +3
    Rasmussen 3/22-24 46 52 -6
    FOX News 3/10-12 47 45 +2
    Bloomberg 3/8-11 48 47 +1
    Reuters 3/8-11 50 48 +2
    CBS/NYT 3/7-11 41 47 -6
    Pew Res 3/7-11 50 41 +9
    ABC/WaPo 3/7-10 46 50 -4

  332. Just wondering if loose purple lips sink Democratic ships?

    Obama caught on open mic in South Korea. One can only HOPE!

  333. I was holding off on this because it was only at FoxNews and some are hesitant.

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

    So good has come out of evil. 😉

  334. HillaryforTexas
    March 26th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Well, hate to say “I told you so”, but……. I told you so.

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    I’m glad you’re here to say it. 🙂 Welcome back!

  335. Here’s an article that puts some facts of the 90s well. It’s biased because it nitpicks Bill’s statement to call it ‘half true’, when the facts in the article show that it was many of Bill’s policies that made the prosperity, not just his tax/budget of 1993.

    It also includes a rather silly claim which credits the tax cuts of 1997. 😉

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/apr/19/bill-clinton/bill-clinton-takes-credit-flowering-economy-1990s/

  336. Anyone comfy and cozy with the SCOTUS denying ObamaCare as UNConstitutional, wake-up and smell the coffee:
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    High court’s first health care task: An obscure 19th century law

    There will be three days of oral arguments, and today’s topic is over whether the Supreme Court can even hear the case at this particular time. “The justices will hear 90 minutes of argument about whether an obscure 19th-century law — the Anti-Injunction Act — means that the court cannot pass judgment on the law until its key provisions go into effect in 2014,” the Washington Post notes. “It is the rare issue on which both sides agree: the Obama administration lawyers and those representing the states and private organization challenging the new law argue that the Supreme Court should decide the constitutional question now.”

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/26/10867572-first-thoughts-court-could-determine-the-legacy-of-a-president

  337. If wind works so well why are Scots facing “heat or eat?” and paying over $7.00 for gas?

    Scotland, one of Barack Obama’s models for his bogus wind power scam has literally seen the wind go out of her socialist politically correct sails.

    Scotland is the poster boy for the failure of wind power as a genuine source of energy. All of the high and mighty talk about wind as a viable alternative source of energy is now gone, not in the strong productive winds of the drawing board, but with the gentle breezes that are Scotland’s reality.

    The Scottish government’s ill-advised but politically correct “wind; not fossil fuel” scheme has so devastated the average Scottish household’s economy that many have been confronted with the choice of “heat or eat.”

    Scotland’s falling for the global warming hoax is killing people. The problem is so well understood it has a name: “fuel poverty.”

    The cost comparison between relying on wind power versus using plentiful and efficient natural gas is stunning. A study by Edinburgh University shows gas costs to by roughly 11% of what wind generated power would costs when projected over the next eight years!

    Because of the unreliable nature of wind power systems they REQUIRE the construction and constant maintenance of parallel gas turbine energy generating systems.

    Absent political correctness and gullibility a sane administration would reject – out – of –hand building redundant systems as foolishness.

    The average Scottish household is already spending more than 1/7th of its monthly income (not its total expenses but its TOTAL monthly income) on gas and (not its total expenses but its TOTAL monthly income) on gas and electricity. Even the Scottish government admits there are at least 900,000 or almost 40% of its households suffering the “heat or eat” nightmare.

    Gasoline prices in Scotland are (at the dollar equivalent) over $7.00 per gallon and climbing.

    Obama has got to be made to answer some simple direct questions: If wind power works so well; why aren’t the Scots swimming in gas?

    Why aren’t the Scottish wind mills working? Is this another instance where socialists whine “It works if you just do it the right way?”, as they do to escape criticism of Communism?

    To contact your Congressional Representative use this link: h…w… contactingthecongress.org/

    To read more about this story use these links:

    http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/scotland/gerald-warner-fuelling-an-inconvenient-delusion-that-spells-ruin-for-scotland-1-2165954

  338. BASIL99
    March 26th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can’t watch the hearings, just hear it at 1 pm??????????????

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    Rats!

    Did anyone see it on tv?

  339. Not that I condone the killing of exotic animals or any animals for that matter- but Trump’s sons appear to have gotten careless leaving themselves wide open for an investigation- After all- one of the hallmarks
    and personality traits of Obama’s presidency and like thinkers is spiteful revenge, even for small infractions. Developing….
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    Trump’s Sons Under Investigation for African Hunting Trip

    Donald Trump’s sons are facing more scrutiny for their African hunting expedition that recently came to light.

    The trip is currently the subject of an investigation led by conservationists in Zimbabwe.

    Donald Trump Jr., who stars on ” The Celebrity Apprentice” alongside his dad, and his brother Eric sparked outrage among animal lovers on Twitter earlier this month after photos surfaced of the two posing with animals they killed during a 2011 safari trip in Africa. Trump Jr. later defended their actions in part by tweeting, “I’m a hunter, for that I make no apologies.”

    Donald Trump Jr. on safari (Huntinglegends.com via Flickr)

    Trump Jr. may be a hunter, but TMZ.com reports the independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force says the South African safari company the sons used was not registered in Zimbabwe.

    The task force says Trump Jr. and his brother killed an elephant, a buffalo and a crocodile, among other animals. In one of the leaked pictures, Trump Jr., is seen holding a knife and the cut-off tail of an elephant.

    The group is investigating whether license and trophy fees were paid.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/donald-trumps-sons-photographed-with-dead-animals-in-africa/

  340. Betty
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    yes, Betty. I believe it was posted earlier. Many may have skimmed over it but it sure seems like Obama is dodging signing the agreement because he needs more time to a deal he can’t refuse. Crafting an agreement where some of the benefit of his approval is headed his way-

  341. So once again BO is so convinced of his re(s)election. Just like in 2oo8. Why? What powers that be can promise and deliver on a vow to coronate a president? I have a sinking feeling about this. It’s the second or third time in three weeks we’ve heard this kind of swagger: once on Univision when he talked about his 5 more years as prez, once that escapes me and now this.

    Are we screwed, again, already, even before the event?
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    The man lives in his own little world. He told someone we all know at the convention “I can make them believe anything I want them to believe”. That in a nutshell is the state of his delusion. And that arrogant statement will get shoved up his ass when the timing is right. His handlers are not nearly as convinced as he is. They remind me of General Navarre before the Viet Minh kicked his ass. Of all the causes which conspire to blind mans erring judgement and misguide the mind what the weak head with strongest bias rules is pride the never failing vice of fools. The internals are 10 points lower than what is being reported. A friend of mine in Washington dc told me today if the economy improves romney is in trouble. Well, Bernake just knee capped Obama on that fantasy. But for other reasons, if only to avoid the who shot John business of whether Bush or Obama is to blame, they need to broaden their attack by showing that Obama is dismantling the constition article by article and the Bill of Rights. Then they have got him by the balls.

  342. What issue during FDR times are you referring to?
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    After FDR stacked the court (switch in time saves 9) they decided that the NRA could regulate how much wheat a farmer grew on his own land for his own purposes and not to be introduced into the stream of commerce. That case is a sport case, but it does come up from time to time. The degree of federal overreach it entails is inimical to personal liberty–and FDR got carried away. I doubt that case will cut much ice here even though it will be part of the legal argument for those who wish to defend tyranny and disenfranchise the American People–aka the enemy within.

  343. The argument against the individual mandate—the requirement that everyone buy health insurance or pay a penalty—is carefully anchored in constitutional precedent and American history.

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    Hillary’s 2008 plan included an individual mandate, and iirc so did her plan in the 1990s. If it had passed, it would have been challenged too. How did she plan to defend it?

  344. The health-care and health-insurance markets are classic interstate commerce.

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    Except that health insurance isn’t allowed to be sold across state lines. 😉

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