Yup, It’s Well Past Special Prosecutor Appointment Time

Update: WH scrambles on leaks after press conference. Yup, it’s designed to block a special prosecutor. No, it is not a compromise worth accepting. As we write below, get a batch of special prosecutors to scrap the bottom of the corruption as quickly as possible.

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December 10, 2008 we wrote: “A Special Prosecutor is needed right now to investigate the Obama Culture of Corruption.”


December 11, 2008 we wrote
: “The multi-headed Hydra which is the Obama Chicago Culture Of Corruption is growing another head in Washington, D.C. and a special prosecutor is needed in Washington while Patrick Fitzgerald stabs at the Hydra in Chicago.”

Our reasons for bringing forth a special prosecutor are explained in those articles. More reasons have emerged. Now, it’s gotten worse:

“Senate Will Investigate National Security Leaks About Terrorism ‘Kill List’

The Senate will investigate recent national security leaks to the news media in the wake of articles in The New York Times about a “kill list” for terrorists and the use of cyberweapons against Iran, a Senate official said on Tuesday.

Tara Andringa, a spokeswoman for Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, the Democratic chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the committee would hold hearings “pertaining to recent public reports of classified information.”

Ms. Andringa’s comments came after Republican senators John McCain of Arizona and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, both called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the leaks.

“Such disclosures can only undermine similar ongoing or future operations and, in this sense, compromise national security,” Mr. McCain said on the Senate floor. “For this reason, regardless of how politically useful these leaks may be to the president, they have to stop.” [snip]

Mr. McCain told reporters afterward that he believes the leaks have been designed “to enhance President Obama’s image as a tough guy for the elections.” Mr. McCain is the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee.”

A Senate Armed Services Committee investigation is not sufficient. Criminal charges must behead the politically motivated Obama leakers. A Senate investigation will be hamstrung by Obama Dimocrats up for election themselves, trying to save themselves, country be damned.

This is Barack Obama’s latest God Damn America moment:

“Most ominously, there are the national-security leaks that are becoming a national scandal—the “avalanche of leaks,” according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, that are somehow and for some reason coming out of the administration. A terrorist “kill list,” reports of U.S. spies infiltrating Al Qaeda in Yemen, stories about Osama bin Laden’s DNA and how America got it, and U.S. involvement in the Stuxnet computer virus, used against Iranian nuclear facilities. These leaks, say the California Democrat, put “American lives in jeopardy,” put “our nation’s security in jeopardy.

This isn’t the usual—this is something different. A special counsel may be appointed.

And where is the president in all this? On his way to Anna Wintour’s house. He’s busy. He’s running for president.

But why? He could be president now if he wanted to be.

Why be president when you can undermine the country and be a treacherous liar? The latest abomination from Obama: I’m offended that my hyperpolitical administration is being accused of leaking classified info for electoral gain

“Via Mediaite, profound righteousness from a guy who’s been zealous in prosecuting lower-level bigmouths but somehow hasn’t cracked down on the one two three four five major leaks in the past year that conveniently burnished his campaign image as an ass-kicking, Osama-killing, Iran-hacking James Bond of a C-in-C. In fact, he’s so offended that he’s not even going to entertain the idea of an independent prosecutor to find out where these curiously politically helpful stories keep coming from.

“No,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said when asked if Obama would yield to congressional requests that an “independent counsel” investigate a recent series of intelligence leaks to the media. “I refer you to agencies that are tasked with investigating these kinds of matter. And, again, this is something that the President insists that his administration take all appropriate and necessary steps to prevent leaks of classified information or sensitive information that could risk our counterterrorism operations.”

Carney also couldn’t agree to a congressional investigation.”

Paging John C. Stennis the Watergate investigation Nixon dupe. Paging John Mitchell the Nixon Attorney General. Oops, we meant Eric Holder – to help Obama get over his scandal embarrassment:

“Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. attorneys to lead a pair of criminal investigations into possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.

The attorney general said Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, will direct separate probes that are currently being conducted by the FBI.

“These two highly respected and experienced prosecutors will be directing separate investigations,” Holder said in a statement. “I have every confidence in their abilities to doggedly follow the facts and the evidence in pursuit of justice wherever it leads.”

The attorney general said Machen and Rosenstein “are fully authorized to prosecute criminal violations discovered as a result of their investigations and matters related to those violations.”

Holder added that both prosecutors are authorized to consult with members of the intelligence community and follow “all appropriate investigative leads within the executive and legislative branches of government.”

Two U.S. Attorneys from two Obama Dimocrat bastions. How convenient!

How very convenient that Ronald Machen is an Obama appointee.

It’s not as if this is the only Obama scandal Holder is weaving webs on:

“Fast & Furious amnesia hits Attorney General Eric Holder during House testimony

Attorney General Eric Holder frustrated his most fierce Capitol Hill accuser and other GOP lawmakers Thursday when asked about the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious weapons sting and which high-ranking Obama administration officials knew about the botched operation.

Holder sidestepped questions by GOP Rep. Darrell Issa about whether he or other Justice Department officials had even started to pull together Fast and Furious documents requested in an October 2011 subpoena Issa sent the agency. [snip]

Issa, R-Calif., is a member of the committee. He also is the chairman of the chamber’s Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs, from which he issued the subpoena. The requests were largely related to an ill-conceived and executed Fast and Furious tactic known as “gunwalking,” which has been linked to the 2010 death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. [snip]

Issa has vowed to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to the subpoena. Holder has testified he has given congressional investigators the requisite information.

On Monday, Issa released information about six wiretap applications that he says prove high-ranking Justice Department officials knew about the gunwalking tactic.

Issa says the applications were signed by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Holder’s second in command.

The Obama administration has repeatedly said high-level Justice Department officials had no specific knowledge of the gunwalking tactic. [snip]

In another tense exchange Thursday, GOP Rep. Lamar Smith asked Holder whether he or anybody else told the White House about so-called “gunwalking tactic” after it appeared to contribute to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Holder replied “I don’t know.”



Lives have been lost. More lives are threatened. Democrats and Republicans who care about the country want investigations, not Obama stonewalling:

Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill don’t agree on much these days, but they agree that the Obama administration has a serious problem with leaking classified information.

And with national security in the balance, a group of congressional leaders says there’s an urgent need to get things back in line.

A special prosecutor can take years. We don’t have years. We need to legislate, and we need to do things quickly,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday at a press conference of chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees.

The four legislators — Feinstein, Sen. Saxby Chambless (R-Ga.) and Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) — said they met Thursday morning with James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and will receive a briefing from FBI Director Robert Mueller later in the day.

But after a glut of stories about secret U.S. operations overseas – from an Associated Press reports of foiled Yemeni bomb plots to drone strikes in Pakistan to last week’s New York Times story confirming long-suspected U.S. involvement in development of the computer virus Stuxnet – they say it’s become clear that there’s a problem that the administration hasn’t been able to address on its own.”

A special prosecutor will take years but the guilty will be prosecuted. As to that Eric Holder phony investigation, the foxes are disguised as hens:

“Rogers also raised the possibility some of the leaks could be coming from the Justice Department of FBI. The Justice Department’s national security division has recused itself from part of the leak investigation, Rogers said.

It appears the sources of these leaks could be in a position to influence the investigations,” he said. [snip]

Even with Feinstein’s call for a legislative response, Rogers still wants a special prosecutor to investigate the matter because, he said, a single investigator could find evidence of wrongdoing “within their chain of command.”

“I believe this warrants a fair and complete investigation,” he said in an interview Thursday afternoon on CNN. “Someone who would be able to have access to all elements, not just the intelligence community, not just the Department of Defense, but all elements that had access to this information.”

Carney said the president was not in favor of appointing a special prosecutor. [snip]

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the House Homeland Security Committee chairman who also sits on the Intelligence Committee, on Thursday echoed McCain’s sentiment.

“It has to be for re-election,” King told POLITICO. “They can deny it all they want. But it would require a suspension of disbelief to believe its not being done for political purposes.”

King cited the AP’s drone story as an egregious breach of national security.

“I think it’s a pattern they have. The fact that [Obama adviser David] Axelrod is sitting in meetings when they are deciding how drone attacks are being carried out,” King said. “What the hell is he doing there?”

What the Hell is Axelrod doing there? Well, what the Hell is Obama doing in the White House? Send him back to the Rezko House in corrupt Chicago where he belongs amidst the stockyard stench.

It’s more than past time for a special prosecutor. To shorten the time until results are produced, appoint many special prosecutors. Get answers now. Prosecute the guilty now.

Check Key #9 Allan, it’s turned.

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  1. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/del-quentin-wilber/obama-to-nominate-machen-to-be.html

    It’s official. The White House said Thursday morning that Machen is President Obama’s choice to be the District’s next top prosecutor. The word came in a press release announcing the nonmination of seven men and women to become U.S. attorneys. The nominees still must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

    In a statement, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), said the president had nominated her top choice for one of the most important jobs in federal law enforcement. “By experience, reputation at the law among his peers, understanding of the District of Columbia and its criminal justice system, his personal qualities, and education and legal background, Ronald Machen is particularly well qualified to become our next U.S. Attorney,” Norton said.

    Obama sent the nominations to the Senate Wednesday afternoon, the White House said.

    Update, 7 p.m.
    Administration officials say Machen’s nomination has gone to the Senate and will be announced by the White House Thursday.

    Original Post:
    President Obama is expected Wednesday afternoon to nominate Ronald C. Machen, a former federal prosecutor, to be the next U.S. attorney in the District, according to two government sources with knowledge of the selection process.

    Machen was the top choice of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) when she submitted the names of three candidates to President Obama several months ago.

    The sources, who asked to remain anonymous because officials are not authorized to comment publicly on such matters, said Machen had only recently finished his vetting pricess as part of an extensive background investigation by federal authorities.

    His name will be among others being nominated for such posts across the country, the sources said.

    Machen, 40, has not returned e-mails or phone calls seeking comment on the position.
    Machen, a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, is a partner at the law firm WilmerHale, where he has specialized in internal investigations for corporations. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in the District from 1997 to 2001, handling crimes ranging from theft to mail fraud.

    Machen, who lives in Silver Spring, is expected to move to the District while he holds down the job.

    Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama’s campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation’s political radar, according to campaign finance records.

    The U.S. attorney job is one of the most coveted in federal law enforcement. As the District’s top law enforcement official, the U.S. attorney oversees the largest federal prosecutors office in the country, with about 340 prosecutors who handle local and federal criminal cases.

    The District does not have an elected local prosecutor.

    The Justice Department has declined to release any details about the office’s budget.
    Some of the nation’s highest-profile crimes are handled by the District’s federal prosecutors.

  2. The political fix is in. Boehner has left Issa high and dry. People in the party need to realize that John is the weak link in any chain because he can be “influenced”. It is as simple as that.

  3. Ron Mancen is black. The man he clerked for is black. The congresswoman who recommended him is black. His boss is black. His boss’s boss is black. Blacks are less what 15% of the population? This is affirmative action run riot. And the results show. Reverse discrimination against all other races.

  4. Yup admin, two huge problems for our national security, and the Obama administration has caused both of them.

    These nitwits are not above the law, funny that Fitzgerald just stepped down in the middle of these problems.

    I am glad to see TexasDarlin is keeping record of all the real Democrats that are finally speaking out against Barry so he doesn’t get a second term.

    Kudos to Diane Feinstein!

  5. There is only one person who could have given the “green light” to 26 current and former adm. officials to give info to the NYT hagiographers. Also there is only one person who thought that the story of Obama making “selections” from the baseball cards was a positive story. Barry is slipping out of Valerie’s collar and leash.

  6. There is only one person who could have given the “green light” to 26 current and former adm. officials to give info to the NYT hagiographers. Also there is only one person who thought that the story of Obama making “selections” from the baseball cards was a positive story. Barry is slipping out of Valerie’s collar and leash.
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    And there is only one person who could have give FINAL approval to the Axelrod/Messina/Plough scorched earth campaign strategy to cast Romney as a vulture capitalist, and Lanny Davis is well aware of who that is, but cannot say it directly. As for me, I am perfectly content to see Obama stay the course. “Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake”–Bonaparte.

  7. Barry is slipping out of Valerie’s collar and leash.
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    Or, you might just say Barry is slipping–on all fronts. I could be wrong of course. The private sector of the economy may be doing just fine, despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary. And Barry may not be a victim of magic thinking. No siree. He may be sane and sober as a judge But that is not the way to bet–or blow.

  8. As for me, I am perfectly content to see Obama stay the course. “Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake”–Bonaparte.
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    I think Barry’s behavior has a growing number of insiders getting very very nervous. IMO, a “nervous” that goes beyond the growing likelyhood of catastrophic 2012 election for Dems.

  9. What if Obama and the White House are telling the truth about the leaks? It’s bad. Glenn Greenwald:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/06/07/probing_obamas_secrecy_games/singleton/

    But let’s assume for the sake of argument that Carney is actually telling the truth this time. That would mean that all of these leaks are unauthorized: which is another way of saying that they are illegal. Doesn’t that mean that the DOJ should immediately commence a criminal investigation to uncover the identity of and punish the “three dozen” current and former Obama advisers who furnished details about Obama’s “kill list,” and the “senior administration official” who hailed Obama’s role in the cyber-attacks on Iran, and all the other officials who have planted with newspapers highly flattering accounts of the President’s classified role in Killing America’s Enemies and Keeping Us Safe?

  10. OMG!!!…we all can use a good laugh…wait until you hear this…
    …special to Wbboei…

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-president-phil-griffin-on-what-sets-the-network-apart-its-depth-we-own-it/

    MSNBC President Phil Griffin On What Sets The Network Apart: ‘It’s Depth. We Own It!’

    On Thursday night, MSNBC President Phil Griffin held an event celebrating the release of Up with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes‘ new book, Twilight Of The Elites: America After Meritocracy (available at all fine book retailers June 12). After several hours of celebrating, I snagged Griffin as he waited for the elevator, and asked him to talk about the man of the hour. He needed no prodding, expressing his admiration for Hayes and his show, and bragging like a prizefighter trash-talking at a weigh-in, and concluding that, with MSNBC, “It’s depth. We own it! And Chris Hayes is at the center of it.”

    From our interview, you might get the idea that Griffin was caught up in the mood of the evening, but his enthusiasm for Up with Chris Hayes hasbeen at an eleven from day one. The pride that Griffin takes in the network was also evident among the other MSNBC producers and staff I spoke with, as well.

    Griffin began by praising Hayes as a “big thinker” who brings depth to his book and TV show. “It is beyond right/left,” he said. “It is what we call ‘post-broadcast.’ It’s this idea of getting to the root of things.”

    “There was always a fear that television didn’t allow for depth and real understanding. Chris Hayes has challenged that,” Phil continued. “That two hours on Saturday morning is so powerful, because he goes deep into topics. Listen, it’s niche, and it’s small, but I’m going to tell you something, it’s powerful.”

    I asked Griffin about the numbers for the show, and he said “Oh my God, it’s unbelievable,” adding that “ratings are up,” but was really impressed with the level of engagement online. According to EP Jonathan Larsen, the average length of visit at Up‘s online clips is about 40 minutes, by far the best.

    “Clearly, you’re a big fan of the show…” I began.

    “I love it!” Griffin gushed. “I can’t tell you how impressive it is. Y’know, MSNBC is a better place because of Chris Hayes. It’s about depth, it’s about analysis. That’s what we are. In a world where, you know, a 140 character Twitter explosion…what’s the rebound to that? It’s depth. We own it! Nobody else is doing that we’re doing. And Chris Hayes is at the center of it.”

    (btw…that’s Chris Hayes, the hyperactive manic that does not like to call veterans ‘heroes’)
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    they are so freaking delusional over there…

  11. Barry isn’t slipping out of ValJar’s leash. She is seperate arm of the WH command- She is Soros’ conduit to Global everything-

    She is Iranian and she Hates Israel. She is the Brotherhood’s connection.

    ……….

    Now this- is a wild goose chase. Keeping all citizens occupied watching theater for your infotainment. I see it’s already up here- good-
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    Attorney General Holder names 2 prosecutors to investigate possible leaks

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday appointed two United States attorneys to investigate possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information from the White House and Congress.

    Follow @msnbc_usThe appointment came the day President Barack Obama at a news conference rebutted accusations that his administration leaked information about a terrorist “kill list” and cyber warfare to make himself look tough in an election year.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/08/12130882-attorney-general-holder-names-2-prosecutors-to-investigate-possible-leaks?lite

  12. I think Barry’s behavior has a growing number of insiders getting very very nervous
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    And that is why I advocated that they be approached and told that the consequences of what Obama does will redound to them personally, UNLESS they take immediate steps to take him down. The first step would be to put the word out that all campaign contributions must stop immediately. That will force him into a short period of depression, as he endeavors to reconcile his false image of omnipotence with reality. He will then emerge and strike out at all perceived enemies. I think he will hold the economy at risk. He could spark race riots, but their effect would be limited. The bigger hammer would be to pit rich against poor. That theme could play out in every theater in the world. And anyone who thinks it was his surrogates who said Booker was dead for questioning his efforts to vilify Bain, needs to realize that most likely that was Obama who made that statement. I think we are seeing the early stages of the act out stage, and the insiders need to realize that to the extent he is successful in engineering a train wreck, they will stand at the bar of public opinion alongside him if the fail to move him out. The proper procedure would be for Biden to move up to that position, and while that is an unsatisfactory alternative, it is better than the alternative for all concerned.

  13. The above is based on the analysis by Dr. Varkin and I happen to agree with it. I think the nation, even the world have a tiger by the tail. And the only people who can remove him are the ones who put him in there in the first place. He will be hard pressed to call them racists since they put him in there in the first place. And they now have an incentive to act, whereas before they did not. Will this happen? Probably not. But if it does not happen then Katie Bar the doors.

  14. video of the dedication of the Bush portraits-

    I haven’t seen it to conclusion wondering if they edited out Michelle’s remarks to the Bush girls:


  15. Yup, it’s in the video @ 20:12- and the stone face on MO is something like I’ve never seen before.

    The two of them seem like they are hiding so much hatred and resentment playing host to the Bushes for this dedication… Bush has a good use of words humbling the arrogance of the Obama’s in his speech..

  16. See, while were watching Holder’s theatrics.. Here is what is really going on that needs to be investigated:
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    Former ACORN (Bill Ayers)director gets half a billion dollars…..OBAMA handing out your bank account….cause he’s got nothing, Nothing!

    The Obama Administration has given a former director at the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) nearly half a billion dollars to offer “struggling” Illinois homeowners mortgage assistance, a Judicial Watch investigation has found.

    It means the ACORN official (Joe McGavin) will go from operating a corrupt leftist community group that’s banned by Congress from receiving federal funding to controlling over $445 million in U.S. taxpayer funds. The money is part of a $7.6 billion Treasury Department program to help the “unemployed or substantially underemployed” make their mortgage payments.

    In this case, JW found that a subcomponent of the state-run Illinois Housing Development Authority, known as the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, received a generous $445,603,557 Treasury infusion. The Obama Administration established Hardest Hit in 2010 to provide targeted aid to families in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn, according to its website.

    In early 2011 McGavin was appointed as director of Hardest Hit. Before that he was director of counseling for ACORN Housing in Chicago and operations manager for a Chicago ACORN offshoot called Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). His strong ties to ACORN make him a suspect candidate to handle such a huge amount of taxpayer dollars.

    The Obama-tied community organization supposedly shut down after a series of exposés about its illegal activities, including fraudulent voter registration drives and involvement in the housing market meltdown. Read all about it in Judicial Watch’s special report, “The Rebranding of ACORN.” The legal scandals led Congress to pass a 2009 law banning federal funding for ACORN, which for years enjoyed a huge flow of taxpayer dollars to promote its various leftwing causes.

    The Obama Administration has violated the congressional ACORN funding ban, however. Last summer Judicial Watch uncovered records that show ACORN got tens of thousands of dollars in grants to “combat housing and lending discrimination.” The money came via Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which awarded a $79,819 grant to AHCOA.

    In addition to violating the ACORN funding ban, the grant was astounding because federal investigators had previously exposed fraud by the same Florida-based ACORN/AHCOA affiliate. HUD’s inspector general found that the group “inappropriately” spent more than $3.2 million in grants that were supposed to be used to eliminate lead poisoning in its housing program.

    from the Judicial Watch Blog- no link…

  17. no glasses needed for the above post after leaving out the backslash in the header… sorry-

  18. “In this case, JW found that a subcomponent of the state-run Illinois Housing Development Authority, known as the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, received a generous $445,603,557 Treasury infusion. The Obama Administration established Hardest Hit in 2010 to provide targeted aid to families in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn, according to its website.”
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    And- This ca$h infusion will help Obama at election time. Using Tax Payer Funds to secure the Black Vote in Illinois.

    And here I thought Nevada was the hardest hit with foreclosures in the country.

  19. Where the elites are concerned, I would surmise that prior to 2008 many of them said wouldn’t it be grand to have a black president? Think how this would heal the racial wound in this country. Think how it would align the party with emerging demographics. Think how it would show the world how multi-cultural and inclusive we are. Think of how it would open new portals for trade with third world nations. And think how enlightened it would make us appear to be.

    For every two who said some variation of that there was probably one who said this country in in the midst of an economic crisis. We need a strong experience leader to get us through it. This guy may be all the things you say, but his resume is bare as a goats ass and long as a whores dream. Consequently you are making a quantum leap and gambling with the future of this country. Make him vice president if you must, but do not entrust him with the top position until we know more about him, what his intentions are, and whether he can govern effectively.

    The first group prevailed, the quantum leap was taken and the results have been an unmitigated disaster for millions of Americans. The second group was clearly right.

  20. And- This ca$h infusion will help Obama at election time.
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    Help him carry Illinois which he would carry anyway. But as you suggest, Nevada voters might want to know about this, or read it in their newspaper.

  21. I haven’t read admin’s post word for word.. but I don’t think this ‘item’ was mentioned anywhere but it falls in with the WSJ article posted on the last thread by democrat1- basically, the WH is crafting the message of the events weeks before they happen.. this would be the sterling example-

    If nothing else, it echoes Rep Pete Kings’ statement. “What the Hell is Axelrod doing there involved with National Security issues..”
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    older admits Axelrod, White House helped Justice Dept craft Fast and Furious public relations strategy

    Just a small excerpt- the rest at link- and video

    06/07/2012

    Attorney General Eric Holder admitted on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and the White House are helping the Department of Justice craft its messaging about Operation Fast and Furious.

    “We [Holder, Axelrod and the White House] have certainly talked about ways in which we could deal with the interaction between the Justice Department and Congress — about ways in which we would,” Holder said in questioning before the House Judiciary Committee.

    Virginia Republican Rep. Randy Forbes pressed Holder further by asking him if Axelrod, Obama’s re-election campaign and the White House were involved in crafting the DOJ’s policy for dealing with press. He said they were. “In terms of trying to get any message out that was consistent with facts and make sure it was done in an appropriate way, I’ve had conversations like that with people in the White House.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/07/holder-admits-axelrod-white-house-helped-justice-dept-craft-fast-and-furious-public-relations-strategy/

  22. wbboei
    June 9th, 2012 at 12:49 am

    And- This ca$h infusion will help Obama at election time.
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    Everyone agrees, the central location for the hub of Obama’s criminal org is Chicago… There’s lots of palms to be greased plus people to be paid working out of state under the Acorn umbrella working the polls paying people/felons and illegals for their tombstone vote. What little will go to the people to help them will find it’s way into the Obama campaign and OWS when they need to pay professional anarchists to lead the charge…

  23. Doing Just Fine?
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    Posted by Chairman Reince Priebus (Diary)

    Friday, June 8th at 5:00PM EDT
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    Obama can’t fix a problem he can’t see.

    No, you heard him right. At a press conference this morning, the President of the United States actually said, “The private sector is doing fine.”

    Mr. President, are you paying attention? Take off the rose-colored glasses. (Although, thanks to your fashion industry fundraising friends, I’m sure they’re very stylish rose-colored glasses.)

    The private sector is small businesses. It’s middle class families that run them. It’s entrepreneurs and start ups and job creators. And it’s not “doing fine.” Incomes are dropping, prices are rising, and the future is becoming more uncertain.

    Twenty-three million Americans are struggling to find work. Forty-six million are living in poverty. Families can barely figure out how to make ends meet. The unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for 40 months—the longest period of such chronically high unemployment since World War II.

    We knew President Obama was hostile to the private sector. We knew he did not understand free enterprise. We just did not realize he was this astoundingly out of touch.

    President Obama has candidly, honestly, exposed his economic worldview. He believes big government needs to create more jobs, not the private sector. Forget free enterprise, he says. We need more government! More bureaucracy! More deficit spending!

    The people of Wisconsin have something to say on that matter.

    This is the danger of a president who has zero private sector experience. He does not understand what policies are good for the economy because he does not even recognize what’s wrong with the economy.

    So we get ObamaCare, massive regulations, and plans for higher taxes. The president’s policies are job-killers. Job creators cannot hire new workers because Obama’s policies have made hiring unaffordable and impossible.

    We need a president with private sector experience. If it was not clear before, it is now painfully obvious. Thankfully, Mitt Romney has excellent private sector experience. Even former President Bill Clinton praises his “sterling business career.”

    Gov. Romney knows the truth about the American economy. He knows Americans are hurting, and he has a plan to create jobs. He put his business experience to work as governor of Massachusetts and got results. He will do the same as president.

    Any voter who wonders whether to vote for Gov. Romney or for President Obama in November should remember this: President Obama thinks the “private sector is doing fine.” If you don’t collect a government paycheck, he thinks you’re “doing fine.” And that means he doesn’t think you—or your neighbors, or your children looking for work—are struggling.

    Is that the kind of president we want?

  24. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/us/politics/e-mails-reveal-extent-of-obamas-deal-with-industry-on-health-care.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

    Obama Was Pushed by Drug Industry, E-Mails Suggest
    By PETER BAKER

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices.

    Nancy-Ann DeParle was President Obama’s health care adviser in 2009 when she corresponded with a drug industry lobbyist.

    E-Mails Offer Look at Deal-Making Over Health Care LawThe Election 2012 App
    A one-stop destination for the latest political news — from The Times and other top sources. Plus opinion, polls, campaign data and video.

    On June 3, 2009, one of the lobbyists e-mailed Nancy-Ann DeParle, the president’s health care adviser. Ms. DeParle reassured the lobbyist. Although Mr. Obama was overseas, she wrote, she and other top officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation” on a different proposal.

    Just like that, Mr. Obama’s staff signaled a willingness to put aside support for the reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices and by doing so solidified a compact with an industry the president had vilified on the campaign trail. Central to Mr. Obama’s drive to remake the nation’s health care system was an unlikely collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry that forced unappealing trade-offs.

    The e-mail exchange three years ago was among a cache of messages obtained from the industry and released in recent weeks by House Republicans — including a new batch put out Friday detailing the industry’s advertising campaign supporting Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul. The broad contours of his dealings with the industry were known in 2009, but the newly public e-mails open a window into the compromises underlying a health care law now awaiting the judgment of the Supreme Court.

    Mr. Obama’s deal-making in 2009 represented a pivotal moment in his young presidency, a juncture where the heady idealism of the campaign trail collided with the messy reality of Washington policy making. A president who had promised to negotiate on C-Span cut a closed-door deal with a powerful lobby, signifying to disillusioned liberal supporters a loss of innocence, or perhaps even the triumph of cynicism.

    But the bargain was one that the president deemed necessary to forestall industry opposition that had thwarted efforts to cover the uninsured for generations. Without the deal, in which the industry agreed to provide $80 billion to expand coverage in exchange for protection from policies that would cost more, Mr. Obama calculated he might get nowhere.

    “Throughout his campaign, President Obama was clear that he would bring every stakeholder to the table in order to pass health reform, even longtime opponents like the pharmaceutical industry,” Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, said Friday. “He understood correctly that the unwillingness to work with people on both sides of the issue was one of the reasons why it took a century to pass health reform.”

    Republicans see the deal as hypocritical. “He said it was going to be the most open and honest and transparent administration ever and lobbyists won’t be drafting the bills,” said Representative Michael C. Burgess of Texas, a Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee examining the deal. “Then when it came time, the door closed, the lobbyists came in and the bills were written.”

    Some liberals bothered by the deal in 2009 now find the Republican criticism hard to take given the party’s longstanding ties to the industry.

    “Republicans trumpeting these e-mails is like a fox complaining someone else raided the chicken coop,” said Robert Reich, who was labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. “Sad to say, it’s called politics in an era when big corporations have an effective veto over major legislation affecting them and when the G.O.P. is usually the beneficiary.”

    In a statement, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the drug industry lobby known as PhRMA, called its interactions with the White House part of its mission to “ensure patient access” to high-quality medicine: “Before, during and since the health care debate, PhRMA engaged with Congress and the administration to advance these priorities,” the lobby statement said.

    If the negotiations resembled deal-making by past presidents, what distinguished them was that Mr. Obama had strongly rejected business as usual. During his campaign, he singled out the power of the pharmaceutical industry and its chief lobbyist, former Representative Billy Tauzin, a Democrat-turned-Republican from Louisiana.

    “The pharmaceutical industry wrote into the prescription drug plan that Medicare could not negotiate with drug companies,” Mr. Obama said in a campaign advertisement, referring to 2003 legislation. “And you know what? The chairman of the committee who pushed the law through went to work for the pharmaceutical industry making $2 million a year.”

    Mr. Obama continued: “That’s an example of the same old game playing in Washington. You know, I don’t want to learn how to play the game better. I want to put an end to the game playing.”

    The e-mails document tumultuous negotiations, at certain times transactional, at others prickly. Each side suspected the other of operating in bad faith. Led by Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Obama’s chief of staff at the time, and Jim Messina, his deputy, the White House appeared deeply involved, and not averse to pressure tactics.

    In May, the White House was upset industry had not signed on to a joint statement. One industry official urged colleagues to sign: “Rahm is already furious. The ire will be turned on us.” By June, tension flared again. “Barack Obama is going to announce in his Saturday radio address support for rebating all of D unless we come to a deal,” wrote Bryant Hall, a PhRMA lobbyist, referring to a Medicare Part D change that would cost the industry.

    A public confrontation was averted and an agreement announced, negotiated down to $80 billion from $100 billion. “We got a good deal,” Mr. Hall wrote.

    The White House thought it did, too, and defended it against Democrats in Congress. “WH is working on some very explicit language on importation to kill it in health care reform,” Mr. Hall wrote in September.

    Mr. Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago; Mr. Messina, now the president’s campaign manager; Ms. DeParle, now deputy White House chief of staff; and Mr. Bryant, now heading his own firm, all declined to comment.

    The e-mails released Friday also underscored detailed discussions about an advertising campaign supporting Mr. Obama’s health overhaul. “They plan to hit up the ‘bad guys’ for most of the $,” a union official wrote after an April meeting. “They want us to just put in enough to be able to put our names in it — he is thinking @100K.” In July, Mr. Hall wrote, “Rahm asked for Harry and Louise ads thru third party,” referring to the characters the industry had used to defeat Mr. Clinton’s health care proposal 15 years earlier.

    Industry and Democratic officials said advertising was an outgrowth of the deal, not its goal. The industry traditionally advertises for legislation it supports.

    In the end, balky House Democrats imposed additional conditions on the industry that pushed the cost above $100 billion, but the more sweeping policies it feared remained out of the legislation. Mr. Obama signed it in March 2010. He had the victory he wanted.

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

    we already knew that O sold us all out from the get go…but if the dims can’t see the writing on the wall there is no hope left for them…

    what a creep he is…

  25. http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/08/hey-america-if-this-dont-get-you-mad-nothing-will/

    Hey America, If This Don’t Get You Mad – Nothing Will…
    by Ulsterman on June 8, 2012

    Wanna know how bad Barack Obama’s Green Energy taxpayer theft has been? How about just 3500 jobs created at a cost of $10.5 million per job and a total cost of nearly $40 BILLION flushed right down the toilets of his political supporters. It is perhaps the most blatant and costly crony capitalism scheme in the history of American politics.

    And for those still-hanging-with-him supporters of Barack Obama who will cry that this information is from some far-right news source, sorry to disappoint. It comes from none other than that long-standing liberal bastion of pro-Obama media – the Washington Post.

    EXCERPT:

    A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show.

    The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs after giving out almost half the allocated amount, according to Energy Department tallies.

    President Obama has made “green jobs” a showcase of his recovery plan, vowing to foster new jobs, new technologies and more competitive American industries.

    Many economists say that because alternative-­energy projects are so expensive and slow to ramp up, they are not the most efficient way to stimulate the economy.

    LINK

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

    unbelievable…Crook-In-Chief

  26. We need a big white board to keep track of all the things that are going wrong for Barry this month and seem to be unraveling his last days in the Oval office:

    Fast and Furious investigation

    Leak of kill list, his hands-on fascination with drone strikes

    HellCare bill maybe be struck down from the Supremes or at least disabled

    Court cases pending on his NBC and false BC documents

    Powerful Democrats tossing scuds into his campaign and exposing his boobery

    Hillay will be leaving his cabinet and there is no one else left that has credibility or is true blue to the American public

    The Arizona illegal immigration cases still coming down the pike

    Drop off in campaign funds by his lame supporters

    Unemployment in a holding pattern and the economy stalled, possibly getting worse with the collapse of the Euro

    Inflation, high gas prices

    ………he is so screwed.

  27. Obama’s State Department has purged the religious freedom section from its human rights reports:

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/state-department-purges-religious-freedom-section-its-human-rights-reports

    Thus, the reports do not provide coverage of what has happened to Christians and other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East that saw the rise of revolutionary movements in 2011 in which Islamist forces played an instrumental role.

    To Obama – the slaughter by muslims simply didn’t happen.

    This is evil!!

  28. Thanks to the insane compliance costs of Dodd-Frank “reform”, 4 more small community banks failed this week. Conveniently, these little local banks will now be bought up by the mega-banks, for a song.

    This is why I don’t go all bandwagony and salivate like an idiot every time the politicians trumpet: MORE REGULATION! Because in my observation, “more regulation” is, most of the time, merely a means to game the playing field for the politically connected and eliminate that pesky small competition.

    Oh, and the Obama administration is already busily handing out waivers to the onerous requirements of Dodd-Frank for small banks in places like Chicago, who happen to be friends of the Dems.

    Making it impossible to do business in this country unless you are in bed with the govt is not the result of not enough regulation. It is, in fact, the INTENDED FEATURE of our current regulatory structure.

    Regulation is not inherently good or bad. Regulation is a tool. Nothing more. It can be used sensibly, or used as a political weapon. Guess which one we’ve been doing for years now?

  29. admin thanks for putting that Feinstein statement some place I’d be certain to read it.

    Seems Hillary is giving her man some backup.
    Hillary Clinton says deficit sends message of weakness | Reuters
    (Reuters) – The huge U.S. budget deficit poses a national security threat and projects a “message of weakness” internationally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday as she urged Democrats and Republicans to tackle the problem. snip
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/09/08/us-usa-deficit-clinton-idUSTRE68748720100908

  30. Local Station doing the best they can to spin “The private sector is doing fine.” for the O. There was obvious spin of it was taken out of context. Great, Wonderful, glad you pointed that out. Did you point out the obvious errors in the attack O made on Romney’s experience at Bain, like criticizing portions of the history of that Group, R was not involved in?

    Of course not. Such a pity party, I could not believe. They are so obvious it is amazing.

    This is the big leagues, he is now playing the game with the big boys, he has had a whole year to figure this out. Do you remember the taking out of context they did on HRC, espeically that part where she was called racists over mentioning Martin Luther King assissination. Where was your pity party then!!!!!!!. She sucked in up, and he has had a year to learn to play with the big boys. He can suck it up also.

    But then he has never been able to do ANYTHING without the Press and his entourage taking care of him, making his next opportunity available, stealing legislation from others, and putting O’s name on it, taking HRC out of context which you ignore completely.

    You have to wonder what went on in the staff meetings of these TV stations. HAY guys, we need to point out that O is being picked on. He needs our help again. We need to make sure that our affiliates can continue to get into the next press conference, and of course write their books on the real O.

    It is hard to believe that he has had over 3 years on the job, and he is still not able to stand on his own two feet. THIS IS THE MAN YOU THINK CAN FIX THE ECONOMY, who could not do it with a majority, and will not have a majority in the next term, if you somehow give it to him again. Proping up a poor leader is always a mistake, and in the current economic environment it should be considered treason. We need a SOB LEADER, and not someone Mommy needs to fight his battles for him. At least if you cannot call it like it is, SHUT THE F UP.

    Well at least this felt good.

  31. The next time a politician gets all hot and bothered over how “We are going to REGULATE those greedy bastards!” you might want to take a long hard look at what they actually intend to do, before you dutifully pick up your pom poms and join the cheer squad.

  32. Now that Fitz has stepped down from his position as US Attorney for Illinois, some accounting is due. Any fair accounting would reflect the fact that he did secure convictions against Blago and Rezko, where the wind was clearly at his back. His claim was that this would mitigate or eradicate the influence of the Illinois combine. But to do that, he would have to have taken on Obama and the Goose Lake crowd of money people behind him, like the heiress to the Hyatt fortune, and people of that ilk. As I see it, this creep Jarrett is the conduit to them, and if all cards were on the table I think that would be obvious. Nevertheless, that group is still involved in looting this country through Jarrett, and their influence remains unabated. It is reasonable to assume that Fitzgerald knows this, but he did not pursue it. I have no doubt that in the course of his investigation he discovered direct evidence of their involvement but chose not to pursue it. Therefore, as the small group of groupies forms around him to tell him how great he is, and as he is invited to join a major law firm for the rest of his career, he must live with the fact that he treated only the symptoms and not the disease. The Illinois machine survives intact, and woe betide the rest of us. And as for the accolades he will receive for those two high profile cases, his conscience should say, the American People were counting on him to do more, hence “Lay not that flattering unction on me.”

  33. Shadowfax 3:09am

    You have great idea for keeping a list/file on the illegal activities of the Obama WH that as time goes by we know will grow longer.

    Here is another one to add to the list. Obviously, Barry hasn’t read the Constitution lately regarding
    enrichment of the president and VP while in office. Or, it has selectively slipped his mind. Where financial gain obtained due to the status of the office is strictly forbidden. The good news, this headline is on msnbc. I believe this revelation portends serious issues for one thing, with the scurrilous activities undertaken by Obama and his merry men using the power of the O/O not in the best interests of Americans. Secondly, if this news is being leaked through mainstream, it is a sign the Walls of media protection are crumbling for Obama and his low-brow thugs.
    ______________

    Drug industry pushed Obama on health overhaul, e-mails suggest.

    Newly released messages reveal an unlikely collaboration, compromises..

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices.

    On June 3, 2009, one of the lobbyists e-mailed Nancy-Ann DeParle, the president’s health care adviser. Ms. DeParle reassured the lobbyist. Although Mr. Obama was overseas, she wrote, she and other top officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation” on a different proposal.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47745646/ns/politics-the_new_york_times/

  34. UN wants to tax the internet:
    —————————-
    How many divisions does the UN have? More than the Pope?

  35. made the mistake of checking out the daily kooks site. seems they had their yearly nut-roots festival in providence, RI. with pictures, no less. nothing but a sea of gelatinous white middle-aged-bots as far as the eye can see. so much for diversity.

  36. Seems Hillary is giving her man some backup
    ————————
    Or merely stating the obvious. Our weakened financial position and reliance on China inhibit options and make it harder to bribe foreign nations into doing what we want. That is a neutral fact, and could be interpreted as either a call to cut spending, a call to raise taxes, or something in between. However, the reality is you could never raise taxes enough to compensate for the out of control spending by Obama–even if you confiscated the fortunes of every billionaire in this country. I would be tempted to do that if I thought it would do more good than harm. But the evidence is all to the contrary, unless you believe a certified loon like Paul Krugman–another Nobel Prize winner. We should all be so honored.

  37. made the mistake of checking out the daily kooks site. seems they had their yearly nut-roots festival in providence, RI. with pictures, no less. nothing but a sea of gelatinous white middle-aged-bots as far as the eye can see. so much for diversity.
    —————————–
    They survive on hate.

  38. Yet another Clinton loyalist weighs in, pointing out his failure of leadership, and the paucity of his campaign message. (Incidentally, when thinking about an exit strategy for Obama, those who believe in such are inclined find a precedent in the forced decision by LBJ to step down, but a better precedent may be found in the decision by Harry Truman to not run in 1952.) In any event here is the testimony of another Clinton loyalist, damning Obama with faint praise:
    ———————–
    Obama may blame GOP for a bad jobs report but it’s no subsitute for leadership
    By Douglas E. Schoen

    Published June 08, 2012

    The blame-Congress strategy worked for Truman because he gave the Republicans an opportunity to pass their legislation and work with him. Republicans in turn squandered their opportunity at the famous Turnip-Day special session of Congress. The president has not offered the Republicans his version of a Turnip-Day session. He has not presided over a grand meeting with Boehner and Reid and tried to hammer out bills that can pass both Houses and that he will sign. Instead, he has gone around the country, deflecting blame on congressional Republicans. This is neither leadership nor is it a sound election strategy.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/08/obama-may-blame-gop-for-bad-jobs-report-but-it-no-subsitute-for-leadership/

    Douglas E. Schoen is a political strategist, Fox News contributor, author of the new book, “Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond” (Rowman and Littlefield). Follow Doug on Twitter @DouglasESchoen.

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    Obama says private sector ‘doing fine,’ then Standard & Poor keeps downgrade, negative outlook

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/08/obama-may-blame-gop-for-bad-jobs-report-but-it-no-subsitute-for-leadership/#ixzz1xJ0o5Yz2

  39. Green jobs? So everything is a green job. How convenient for the EPA.

    Under questioning by House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa, senior U.S. Labor Department officials revealed that the Obama administration counts oil lobbyists, bus drivers, garbage men, bicycle shop employees and used-record store clerks as “green jobs.”

    The exchange occurred between Issa, Bureau of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner Josh Galvin and Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Jane Oates at the “Addressing Concerns about the Integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting” hearing Wednesday in Washington:

    Here’s a partial list.

    – Someone who assembles turbines
    – Someone who sweeps the floor at a wind turbine in a solar panel facility.
    – Driving a hybrid bus
    – A college professor teaching classes about environmental studies.
    – Any school bus driver
    – The guy who puts gas in the school bus
    – Employees at a bicycle shop
    – A clerk at the bicycle repair shop
    – Someone who works in an antique dealer
    – Someone who works at the Salvation Army in their clothing recycling and furniture
    – Somebody who opened a store to sell rare manuscripts
    – Workers at a consignment shop
    – The teenage kid who works full time at a used record shop count
    – Somebody who manufacturers railroads rolling stock — basically, train cars?
    – People who work in a trash disposal yard
    – Garbage men
    – An oil lobbyist.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/labor-dept-counts-oil-lobbyists-garbage-men-bus-drivers-as-green-jobs-video/

  40. http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/68087/more-delusional-economic-nonsense-from-obama/#more-68087
    ———————-
    cumulative stuff from Johnson. But the photo with the truck in the ditch with the Obama sign on it is worth seeing. It tells it all.

    But if it is true that the good ship lollipop, aka the Obama campaign is sinking, then the elites who installed him will be moving away. One of the things you learn in the Navy is that if the ship you are on sinks, the first thing you do is swim away after the abandon ship order is given and THEN you swim as far away as possible.

    That is not what I am looking for here. I am looking to lash these elites to Obama, and force them to make a decision to either remove him, or go down with him. If they refuse to intervene, and the country goes down, I hope their names and the names of their families are known to the public. They are the real vultures in this.

  41. oil lobbyists–I have no problem with Obama counting this as a green job. Green also means public money, yes?

  42. “Drug industry pushed Obama on health overhaul, e-mails suggest.”
    ********
    Nancy-Ann finally getting her day in the sun. She was the producer and director of the street theater that was the year long “debate” that resulted in Obamacare. At the time, she was called the most powerful person on DC that “no one has heard of”.

    That NYT piece is another attempt to shine shit. Repubs got the e-mails by FOI from PhARMA.

    “Mr. Obama’s deal-making in 2009 represented a pivotal moment in his young presidency, a juncture where the heady idealism of the campaign trail collided with the messy reality of Washington policy making.”

    “But the bargain was one that the president deemed necessary to forestall industry opposition that had thwarted efforts to cover the uninsured for generations. Without the deal, in which the industry agreed to provide $80 billion to expand coverage in exchange for protection from policies that would cost more, Mr. Obama calculated he might get nowhere.”

    Poor, Poor Saint Bambie had to compromise his high moral standards for the good of the Country. Gag me!!

    The general outline of the health care scam was likely in place before Barry was selected to be the Stooge-in-Chief. There were at least 26 meetings at the WH beginning in early Jan ’09 with the insurance and drug industry to cement the deal. Billy Tauzin, CEO of PhARMA, the drug lobby org., blew the whistle on Obama when he said that they had agreed to spend $100-150 million for ads to sell Obamacare to the public. Billy was paid $11.5 million in 2010 for his good work.

    The nervous behavior shown in the PhARMA e-mails reflect the fact that they didn’t understand that a Chicago pol stays bought. In public, Obama lied to his “supporters” but never deviated from the original plan.

  43. Senneth
    June 8th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Mrs. Smith,
    Thank you for the info on horses in response to Basil’s question. Very interesting.
    ____________

    You are entirely welcome. For all the beauty and strength we think of when admiring horses, they are by nature very fragile.

    A wrong step can cost them their lives, as we’ve seen so many times in the past.

  44. Just had to listen to it again. “He was just trying to make a discreet point” “The GOP made a strategic attack” Yes, that is the way it is in politicics, please grow up, and make him grow up.

    You treat a child or leader like an invalid, they become one.

  45. alcina
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for posting the link to the “I’ll go anywhere for a sandwich crowd.” The Rhode Islanders aren’t identified as such, most of them seem to be out of towners.

    I asked for a link because this is only the second time I have ever viewed the Daily Kooks website.

  46. Re: wbboei
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Is there an organized movement to effect this? What can the average Jane and Joe do to promote this?

  47. Our saving grace- a beautiful Rhode Island girl winning the Miss USA title:

    For first time, a Miss Rhode Island wears the Miss USA crown / Video, photos

    (from the feedback around the state, she is as lovely inside as she is on the outside.. a rarity these days)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s newest Miss USA winner is a Rhode Island cellist who describes herself as a nerd and aspires to be more like Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn.

    Olivia Culpo, of Cranston, shares Hepburn’s European heritage and dark brown hair and soon they will share something else. Culpo said after winning her crown Sunday night that she plans to go to Tiffany & Co. in New York and recreate Hepburn’s iconic opening scene from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

    http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/06/miss-ri-now-mis.html

  48. I have the same concern as many conservatives about Romney. But in this election, what other choice do we have. I went to the Romney political event, not the caucus. The line was long and I had occasion to talk to several people in line and formed an impression. They were upper middle class to upper class, and their politics reflected the interests of their class so far as I could tell. There was not a lot of interest in politics like we see here on this blog. These were the same kind of people who stuck with Bush to the bitter end. There is a word for them: Babbittry, which is derived from the character of a 1922 novel by Sinclair Lewis. It means a narrow-minded and complacent member of the middle class. They are an artifact of the 1950s, and they are part of what the later social rebellions were a response to. Let us hope Romney has a broader vision than they do. A lonely LaRouche operative was standing in the foreground with his obligatory picture of Obama with his Hitler mustache. Those people were tsk tsking about him and refusing to go near. But if you asked the La Rouche kid about current politics, he would know a good deal more than 95% of the people standing in that line, who were mainly interested, so far as I could tell, in protecting their lifestyle. In that respect, they are no different than the members of big media, except big media is supposed to march to a higher calling.

  49. ShortTermer
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Re: wbboei
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Is there an organized movement to effect this? What can the average Jane and Joe do to promote this?
    ——————-
    Not at this point. But if there is a cataclysm then it will be sensationalized initially and later studied in terms of cause and effect. All it would take, really, would be one good investigative reporter, along the lines of the ulsterman model.

  50. Poor, Poor Saint Bambie had to compromise his high moral standards for the good of the Country. Gag me!!

    The general outline of the health care scam was likely in place before Barry was selected to be the Stooge-in-Chief.
    ——————–
    That grandson of Roosevelt who presided over the RBC meeting was into this right up to his neck. He was, as I recall, a health industry executive. And he knew that Hillary stood for single payer, which was what he and his industry were bitterly opposed to. And, yes, he also knew that a Chicago politician stays bought, because that is how the whole pay to play system works. It is like first year contracts course in law school–there is no incentive for parties to enter into contracts unless they can be certain that the underlying obligations will be adhered to and if not are enforceable in a court of law. In Chicago there are other means of enforcement which have not changed all that much since the days of Capone.

  51. Poor, Poor Saint Bambie had to compromise his high moral standards for the good of the Country. Gag me!!
    ——————-
    The word for this is mawkish. It means sickeningly sentimental. And it is one of the last weapons left for the holocaust deniers in big media.

  52. How else to describe The Phantom of the Potomac?

    We seek him here, we seek him there,
    Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
    Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell?
    That dammed, elusive Pimpernel.
    Sir Percy Blakeney (ch.12)
    ———————————–
    “President Obama’s problem now isn’t what Wisconsin did, it’s how he looks each day—careening around, always in flight, a superfluous figure. No one even looks to him for leadership now. He doesn’t go to Wisconsin, where the fight is. He goes to Sarah Jessica Parker’s place, where the money is.”

    There is, now, a house-of-cards feel about this administration.

  53. One of my favorite Bill Clinton videos:


    The story behind it is: Boris Yeltsin made a crack about a reporter’s characterization of their summit calling him a “disaster”.

    Not only that, but Yeltsin was a guest at the Clinton White House. Mr.Yeltsin was exceedingly drunk after a late night of imbibing. He was reportedly picked up by the local PD. After someone reported he was seen wandering around DC at 4:00am barefoot and in nothing more than his shorts!

  54. Re: wbboei
    June 9th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    You mean like Basil99?
    ————–
    Memorandum

    From: The American People

    To: Basil

    Subject: Mission Not Impossible

    YOUR MISSION, should you decide to accept it, is to drag those dark movers behind this scene of iniquity (otherwise known as the Obama Administration) into the full light of day, to answer for their treason. (This message will disintegrate in 10 seconds)

  55. Memorandum

    From: Your delusional supporters

    To: Barack Hussein Obama

    Subject: Man On The Run

    Oh, man on the run
    playin’ for fun
    wind me up
    leave me undone

  56. Not only that, but Yeltsin was a guest at the Clinton White House. Mr.Yeltsin was exceedingly drunk after a late night of imbibing. He was reportedly picked up by the local PD. After someone reported he was seen wandering around DC at 4:00am barefoot and in nothing more than his shorts!
    ——————-
    Our own elites have a place at Russian River in California where they do the same think. Kissinger in a grass skirt, reciting Robert Browning, everyone imbibing. Boys will be boys. The problem with Boris is he was too indiscreet. Shadow you live in the Bay Area. Ever hear about this. Also, similarly strange goings on have been reported at the Bohemian Club, to me, by a wealthy gentlemen who belonged there.

  57. “That grandson of Roosevelt who presided over the RBC meeting was into this right up to his neck. He was, as I recall, a health industry executive.”
    ********
    “he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Health Plan.

    “He is past chairman of the board of trustees for the Massachusetts Hospital Association, past president of the American Health Lawyers Association and past chairman of the board of trustees for Mount Auburn Hospital. Currently, Roosevelt serves as chairman of the board of directors for Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, and as a member of the boards at America’s Health Insurance Plans”

    Jimmy Roosevelt, as chair of the rules, committee was the final and surest way to stop Hillary and the threat that she represented to the $2.4 trillion/year “health” industry (and the Banksters, Wall Street fraudsters, etc.,etc.,) After all of the fraud and dirty tricks failed to stop Hillary from getting the nomination, Jimmy was there to make sure that all of the promises made by the DNC for $$$$ would be honored. Anyone, other than Hillary, would have been OK but a corrupt, sociopathic, fraud from the Daley Machine was a gift from the gods for the DNC Elites.

  58. Of course Obama ordered the leaks. Otherwise, he would have demanded a special prosecutor sooner. Instead he waited until there was public outcry. Once again he assumes that we are stupid.

  59. Attorney General Eric Holder taps two prosecutors to investigate recent leaks that put national security at risk and says they are ‘fully authorized’ to commence investigations that can reach into Congress and the administration.
    ——————————–
    Prosecutors appointed by him, reporting to him and part of the black cabal in Washington (see my comments above).

    Not good enough. This could have been done a year ago. The only reason it is being done now is to pre-empt the appointment of a special prosecutor. It is yet another step in this cover-up. When this adminstration leaves office, these two partisan prosecutors will be fired, and I suspect whistle blowers will come forward, as the Washington elites attempt to distance themselves from Obama and cozy up to Republicans and breathe some life into their tarnished credibility. The public and the party should ignore them. Once this is over, it no longer matters. The only information that counts is that which existed at the moment of decision, and that which comes out later concerning this administration is irrelevant. Big media must remain on the hook in perpetuity. My only regret is that Vad the Impaler is not still around to make sure that happens. We must settle for the collective memory to do that. They will rue the day they gave up journalism to become propagandists.

  60. Attorney General Eric Holder taps two prosecutors to investigate recent leaks that put national security at risk and says they are ‘fully authorized’ to commence investigations that can reach into Congress and the administration.
    —————–
    I read that again . . to commence an investigation into CONGRESS (?) and the administration, in that order. The conduct to be investigated was confined to the executive branch in general, and the Justice Department in particular. What does this have to do with Congress. If you read between the lines, you coul easily surmise that they are threatening Boehner over matters which have nothing whatsoever to do with Fast and Furious. Like I say, this is the black cabal, and they need to be repudiated, and a special counsel appointed. Watch how quickly Carl Levin folds now. A throw back to old fuss and feathers, pot belly, reading glasses on the nose, polluting the air with bullshit. Come on Carl, tell them bullshit. Hire a special prosecutor. And do not let the black cabal intimidate you. But you won’t do that will you?

  61. BASIL99

    Green jobs? So everything is a green job. How convenient for the EPA.

    —-
    That list was quite enlightening, anyone that doesn’t use or drink gasoline on the job is a Green job worker.

    Check.

  62. We traded in our MB SUV for a Prius, and we could not be happier. Every time I feel up the tank I am happy. Critics say that you cannot possible save enough on gas to off set the increased cost. But I don’t care, because everytime I fill up I quietly say Scrxw you overseas Oil People. I don’t expect to make a money, but I do expect to become less and less reliant on foreign oil, so we don’t have to cow down to those people.

  63. alcina
    10:39 am

    mrs smith – *warning* viewing this material may be hazardous to your health.

    ===========
    Amazing, these are the faces of the ‘leaders’ at dailyKooks? 😆 😆

    Yup, I may have seen one back women in the group, about 4 under 40, about 10 of slender build.
    These are the faces of the folks with vile words against Hillary supports and everyone that doesn’t kiss the ring of their Dear Leader.

    These are the faces of guilty white, rabid obot supporters.

    Check.

  64. ROTF! Don’t honk at old people.

    Totally off-topic funny as he11 clip of an old woman crossing a street confronted by an I’m-sexy-and-I-know-it jerk im an expensive convertible.

    It has been raining here for what seems like a month and this is one of the few things to have cracked me up recently.

    http://dave6.posterous.com/dont-honk-at-old-people

  65. Don’t honk at old people.

    ——
    I think I will be like her when I grow up.
    Too funny.
    Always carry a hidden bowling ball in your shopping bag, you never know when it will come in handy. 😉

  66. Concerning the daily kos kids who turn out to be kids only in terms of their mental development, this tribute from Hank Williams Sr. from an obscure old song of his called A Picture From Life’s Other Side . . .

    In the worlds mighty gallery of pictures,
    Hang the scenes that are painted from life,
    There’s pictures of love and of passion,
    And there’s pictures of peace and of strife,
    There hang pictures of youth and of beauty,
    Of old age, and the blushing young bride,
    They all hang on the wall,
    But the saddest of all,
    Are the pictures from lifes other side.

    Just a picture from lifes other side,
    Someone has fell by the way,
    A life has gone out with the tide.

  67. Spain needs a 100 billion bailout…….watch the stock market go on a fire sale on Monday.

  68. Here’s the Daily Caller’s version of the actual questioning by Senator Joe Starr McCarthy:
    He keeps referring to a “list”. Maybe we should see the actual list, instead of his version.


    The exchange occurred between Issa, Bureau of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner Josh Galvin and Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Jane Oates at the “Addressing Concerns about the Integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting” hearing Wednesday in Washington:

    REP. DARRELL ISSA: Well, let me — let me run you through some questions here because you’re here because we’re having a green jobs counting discussion.
    Does someone who assembles turbines — is that a green job?
    MS. JANE OATES: Wind turbines?
    REP. ISSA: Yeah. Wind turbines.
    MS. OATES: I think we would call any kind of sustainable manufacturing –
    REP. ISSA: OK.
    MS. OATES: — fitting the definition that was –
    REP. ISSA: Does someone who sweeps — does someone who sweeps the floor in a facility that makes solar panels, is that a green job?
    MS. OATES: Solar? I’ll give that to –
    REP. ISSA: To Galvin?
    MS. OATES: — if you don’t mind.
    MR. JOHN GALVIN: We define — we have a two-part definition –
    REP. ISSA: We already had the briefing on that. So just answer the question. If you’re sweeping the floor in a solar panel production facility, is that a green job?
    MR. GALVIN: If you ask me for the number of health care jobs in the United States, I’ll give you the employment from the health care industry.
    REP. ISSA: Look, Mr. Galvin –
    MR. GALVIN: — nurses and doctors –
    REP. ISSA: You did not want to come here as a witness. You are not a delighted witness. So let’s go through this.
    I asked you a question. You know the answer. Would you please answer it.
    If you sweep the floor in a solar panel facility, is that a green job?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: Thank you. If you drive a hybrid bus — public transportation — is that a green job?
    MR. GALVIN: According to our definition, yes.
    REP. ISSA: Thank you. What if you’re a college professor teaching classes about environmental studies?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: What about just any school bus driver?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: What about the guy who puts gas in the school bus?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: How about employees at a bicycle shop?
    MR. GALVIN: I guess I’m not sure about that.
    REP. ISSA: The answer is yes, according to your definition. And you’ve got a lot of them.
    What about a clerk at the bicycle repair shop?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: What about someone who works in an antique dealer?
    MR. GALVIN: I’m not sure about that either.
    REP. ISSA: The answer is yes. Those are — those are recycled goods. They’re antiques; they’re used.
    What about someone who works at the Salvation Army in their clothing recycling and furniture?
    MR. GALVIN: Right. Because they’re selling recycled goods.
    REP. ISSA: OK. What about somebody who opened a store to sell rare manuscripts?
    MR. GALVIN: What industry is that?
    REP. ISSA: People sell rare books and manuscripts — but they’re rare because they’re old so they’re used.
    MR. GALVIN: OK.
    REP. ISSA: What about workers at a consignment shop?
    MR. GALVIN: That’s a green job.
    REP. ISSA: Does the teenage kid who works full time at a used record shop count?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: How about somebody who manufacturers railroads rolling stock — basically, train cars?
    MR. GALVIN: I don’t think we classified the manufacture of rail cars as –
    REP. ISSA: 48.8 percent of jobs in manufacturing, rail cars counted, according to your statistics. About half of the jobs that are being used to build trains.
    OK. How about — just one more here. What about people who work in a trash disposal yard? Do garbage men have green jobs?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.
    REP. ISSA: OK. I apologize. The real last last is, how about an oil lobbyist? Wouldn’t an oil lobbyist count as having a green job if they are engaged in advocacy related to environmental issues?
    MR. GALVIN: Yes.

  69. H4T,

    Sorry no time to copy and paste. But your case against regulations in general, seems to me to be more a case against the individuals involved. There are greedy unscrupulous people in, for example, the banking industry and unscrupulous people in govenrmnet who let them corrupt any banking regulations made under this admnistration. But that does not mean that everything in the regulation is bad, or that no regulation should be done.

  70. alcina
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    OMG! Those are the faces of the Netroots Nation Krazies?

    😯

  71. Re: BASIL99
    June 9th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    But Basill99, I was very serious. You are up to the task. I would do what I could to help.

  72. ShortTermer,

    I so appreciate your kind words but the type of venture you suggest would take hundreds if not thousands of hours of research and that’s the easy part.

    Transforming all those hours worth of information into cogent text would be daunting. There are several prolific writers here (wbboei, Mrs. S and of course admin) along with great detail oriented blogs which do a great job of informing readers.

    Honestly, I would not even attempt such a task. Really, I am not up to it. I wish I was.

    Now wbboei, on the other hand . . . .

  73. I saw recently where the wages of the average work are going down. Is there a stat someplace that would track executive pay, to see if there is the same reduction, has stayed the same, or increased?

    Might be an interesting stat.

  74. If it was the Romney campaign it would be a scandal. Just like the all white DailyKooks in the yearly circus:

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/142415/

    OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN STAFF “TOO WHITE”?: Ah, the post-racial days of the Obama Administration, where everyone is valued for the content of their character, not the color of their skin! Oh, wait, sorry– I was hallucinating again. Actually, turns out the great post-racial healer’s campaign staff is now being criticized as “too white.” According to the Daily Caller report, “That skewed workforce is starkly visible in an April photo released by Obama’s Chicago office, which shows roughly 100 of the office’s staff. Only two of the people in the photo, far in the back, are clearly African-American, far below their 13 percent of the national population, and their 33-percent representation in Chicago.”

    Wonder if a staff could be “too black” or “too Hispanic”?

  75. Larry Kudlow : Is Bill Clinton’s moderate pro-biz wing of Dems splitting off from Barack Obama? Sure looks like it. Mitt Romney would be big winner if that happens.

  76. I saw recently where the wages of the average work are going down. Is there a stat someplace that would track executive pay, to see if there is the same reduction, has stayed the same, or increased?

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

    I see charts like that every so often. Might try Krugman.

  77. The exchange occurred between Issa, Bureau of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner Josh Galvin and Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Jane Oates at the “Addressing Concerns about the Integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting” hearing Wednesday in Washington:

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

    Apparently this is being reported as ‘Nya Nya green jobs being created by new green tech energy companies shouldn’t include existing jobs in second hand stores’. But is “The List” really claiming that? Or does Oates of “Employment and Training” deal with training for existing jobs in established fields as well?

    Also, Caller’s summary distorts some of the items. If a janitor’s job is in a newly created green tech energy company, it should be included on a list of green-created jobs.

  78. This is scary. 😯

    On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.

    The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the president’s much-heralded 2008 social media juggernaut — which raised half billion dollars and revolutionized politics — look like cavemen with stone tablets.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77213.html#ixzz1xKLR1KCS

  79. foxyladi12

    While it is a bit scary, it’s nothing that Google and other large data mining services are not already doing. This is how companies are about to target the ads you see on the web pages you visit and the “junk” mail your receive (email and snail mail). I believe Admin had a posting a number of months ago about Google and their tracking mechanisms. Hell, I just did a quick search on my own name and was surprised at the amount of data which I found in a matter of minutes. And you’ll notice that the article mentions the Romney campaign is doing the same thing. Unfortunately, it has become part of the technical landscape we live in today, at least in the US.

  80. Get ready to pay a lot more for electricity. Anyone here afraid they will have to cut back on heating or cooling in the face of the projected rise in prices? I know I am. If these figures are accurate and the 2015 auction for energy is EIGHT TIMES 2012 levels, many of us will be screwed.

    Thanks a$$hat dims. Hope you like freezing in the winter.

    Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill

    By Phil Kerpen

    Published May 22, 2012

    FoxNews.com

    Obama’s War on Coal has already taken a remarkable toll on coal-fired power plants in America.

    Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a shocking drop in power sector coal consumption in the first quarter of 2012. Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago.

    It’s the result of an unprecedented regulatory assault on coal that will leave us all much poorer.

    Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”

    The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.

    Why the massive price increases? Andy Ott from PJM stated the obvious: “Capacity prices were higher than last year’s because of retirements of existing coal-fired generation resulting largely from environmental regulations which go into effect in 2015.” Northern Ohio is suffering from more forced coal-plant retirements than the rest of the region, hence the even higher price.

    These are not computer models or projections or estimates. These are the actual prices that electric distributors have agreed to pay for new capacity. The costs will be passed on to consumers at the retail level.

  81. More Big Brother now with journalists who will be required to use government issued computers rather than their own to write stories about the labor department.

    And this is the administration that so many idiot journalists have been fawning over for the past 4 years? It’s like WHI said, once government has enough power it gets rid of the useful idiots and the first to be targeted are often the journalists.

    In this case, after what they have done to the country, they would deserve no less.

    Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, says this extreme policy is “troubling.”

    There are few government reports that have the wide- ranging impact on the market as the Department of Labor statistics, and we are troubled by the degree of government restrictions on how the press can fully and accurately report this data to the public.

    Others agreed.

    “Requiring journalists to draft and publish stories using government owned computers loaded with government-controlled software simply crosses the line the First Amendment clearly drew to separate the press from the government,” said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

    Another troubling aspect about this new policy is that the change was made out of hand with no period of public comment. Obama’s DoL simply made the decision without informing the public or the media ahead of time.

    This authoritarian underpinnings of the policy change also raised the eyebrows of some in Congress. As Bridget Johnson reports, Congressman Darell Issa expressed alarmed, saying this “unprecedented action has serious freedom of the press implications.”

    “The abrupt nature of this change, coupled with the absence of a clear explanation and a lack of public input, raises key questions about who made this decision to implement this change and why,” Issa said. “Did that individual have the authority of law?”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/08/Obama-Labor-Dept-Forces-Journalists-to-Use-Government-Issued-Computers

  82. admin,

    I just read Farenheit 451, written in 1950, along with Bradbury’s afterward (2003) and both the book and his thoughts about it are uncannily prophetic.

    For those (like me) who hadn’t read it, Farenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn. The custom of book-burning came about after houses became fireproof and firemen, instead of racing to put put fires out, were charged with burning the homes of anyone caught with a book.

    Captain Beatty, the villain in the book describes how book burning first started saying minorities professed unhappiness at perceived slights. Eventually, there were so many “minorities” outraged about anything and everything written that it was decided the best solution was to obliterate books altogether.

    Bradbury says:

    “It is a mad world and it will get madder if we allow minorities, be they dwarf or giant, orangutan or dolphin, nuclear-heard or water-conservationist, simpleton or sage to interfere with aesthetics. (referring to novelistic freedom of expression).

    (Bradbury was speaking about the attempt, over the decades, of various editors to “change” parts of his book to make it more politically correct.

    For example, one editor deleted the term “God-Light” from a novel. Another suggested adding more women characters to the Martian Chronicles. One complaint was that his black characters were “Uncle Tom’s” while another said he was prejudiced against whites.)

    “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist, Unitarian, Irish, Italian Octagenarian, Zen-Buddhist, Zionist, 7th Day Adventist Women’s Lib, feels it has the right the will, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse.”

    My point is I am so disgusted with the blatantly pro-black anti-white Bo agenda, I am so sick of a DECREASING minority riding roughshod over another idiotic white-guilt-ridden minority who somehow got the whole friggin country into the Bo swamp that I can’t wait for it to end.

    And, since the dominant “minority” in the country is swiftly changing to Hispanic, comeuppance is not far away.

    The worst thing, though, for AA’s, is that the white libtards will get off scott-free feeling they did their best to assist a down-trodden minority while they will suffer the consequences of BO’s race-baiting for years to come.

  83. BASIL99
    June 9th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I have many AA friends, and I truely hope that last paragraph does not happen. I have one friend that if she run for President, I would vote for her, as I know how smart she is, and how hard she works. She would make a great President. I try to look at people and not race. O was lazy from the start, and should have never been promoted beyond his capabilities (peter principle), and it should have nothing to do with his race.

  84. These big media butt boys are a heroic breed . . .
    Obama is boiling the frog. Little by little he removes our civil liberties–including their own, and they sit there like jail house punks and just take it. As long as they get their lucrative salary, they could give a flying f about the country, the long forgotten standards of their profession or anyone else.(Sorry if I insulted any jail house punks out there with this unflattering comparison to the denizens of big media.)

  85. turndownobama
    June 9th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I saw recently where the wages of the average work are going down. Is there a stat someplace that would track executive pay, to see if there is the same reduction, has stayed the same, or increased?

    &&&&&&&&&&

    In general, wages are going down, or staying the same (but if you don’t get COLA, cost of living adjustment), it is basically a decrease.

    Upper management seems to be going in the other direction. In the past bunch of years, say a decade give or plus, CEO pay (including all none-salary compensation) has shot through the roof. Only in the past year say have there been situations where a company was performing so badly, that they were shamed into reigning in their CEO’s pay.

  86. Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, says this extreme policy is “troubling (by the new White House policies requiring that they compose their stories on government computers.
    ————————
    So Matt, I am sorry to hear you are troubled.

    So Matt, what if anything are you going to do about this infringement of your freedom?

    Take it like a jail house punk?

    Or, get together with your peers and tell Obama that the media will cease publishing their statements if this new policy is implemented, or as long as it remains in force.

    What troubles me, Matt, is your profound lack of “testicular fortitude”

  87. Senneth
    June 9th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Dick Francis had been recommended to me in the past when I was going through my Jack London phase- At that time I was living a Dick Francis novel, without the murder mystery hook of course. I was in training with a riding master in his mid 80s, one of the very last riding masters still alive, a Dutchman and a silver medalist in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Dr. HLM Van Schaik. Who I dare say demanded perfection and my full attention to the art of classical dressage. I knew and understood horses. He was a European aristocrat, a brilliant trainer with knowledge imparted to him by the European legends who studied at the Austrian Riding School. It was the chance of a lifetime for having the opportunity to learn what they knew and I savored every minute of it.

  88. Admiral King was the Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. My dad served with him in the early part of the war, before my dad was sent to the carrier Enterprise in the south Pacific. I suspect he was glad to get away from him even if it meant going to the front line. Next to Monty–Bernard Montgomery, King was the most despised senior officer on the allied side. His daughter once remarked that he was the most even handed officer in the navy–he was always in a rage. That is about the same reaction I have as I watch big media betray its role in our system, so they can line their own pockets. In addition, they are totally out of touch with the American People. Once a week a friend of mine and I go to Chinatown to pick up a copy of the Chinese newspaper which is all in Chinese, so he translates it for me. He says he gets more truth from that newspaper about Obama than he does from Brian Williams, Jake Tapper and the rest. I wholeheartedly agree. And so would Admiral King if he was still alive. Somehow I know he would find better words than I can to describe them.

  89. I gather no one watched the Belmont Stakes? I didn’t either. Union Rags, trained by Mike Matz, coincidental Barbaro’s trainer, (we spoke about the other night.) Union Rags won it by a head. If you watch the replay, you see the horse has promise. He accelerated when the jockey tapped him with the whip in the stretch run which in those terms meant the horse had more to give.. He had a better showing than ‘I’ll have Another’ who gutted out his last two races and most likely why he is dealing with a tendon problem now.

    Here is the video of the race if y’all missed it too:

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/47749704/ns/sports-horse_racing/

    Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

  90. rgb said:
    In general, wages are going down, or staying the same (but if you don’t get COLA, cost of living adjustment), it is basically a decrease.
    Upper management seems to be going in the other direction. In the past bunch of years, say a decade give or plus, CEO pay (including all none-salary compensation) has shot through the roof. Only in the past year say have there been situations where a company was performing so badly, that they were shamed into reigning in their CEO’s pay.

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

    That agrees with my impression (I’m not the one who asked the question). What I’ve seen, though, usually focuses on profits (also increasing madly) rather than on CEO’s salary.

  91. Oh, to be a bug on the wall of Fuehrer Bunker in Chicago right now, and seeing their reaction as the walls close in on them. The schism within their party, the tenacious and unflappable Romney, the reluctant donors, the lack of solutions to a growing set of problems, the emerging scandals, the failure of their sure fire negative campaign strategy,the emergence of King Obama,the narrative that he is out of touch now accepted by 2/3 of the Washington elites, his ardent supporters turning on him, Bill Clinton having his way with him, hecklers at his events, speeches that no longer work, gaffs that his opponent pounces on to show his incompetence, everyone needling him.

    When presidential duties
    To be done, to be done
    A Messiah’s life
    Is not a happy one
    –happy one

  92. The question I have been asking myself for some time is whether there is any figure in American history who is comparable to Obama?

    The closest one I can think of is Aaron Burr. He is best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel, but there is more to him than just that. He served as Vice President under Jefferson in his first term, but was dropped from the ticket in 1804. Thereafter, he traveled west and entered into what came to be called the Burr conspiracy whose purpose was to create a new nation in the middle of the United States, and he conspired with Britain, which was our main enemy in the world at that time, whom we had just fought a war with and were about to do so again. He was arrested for treason, but later acquitted.

    The commonalities between Burr and Obama are that both were narcissistic sociopaths, both held high office, both conspired with the leading enemy of the United States in their time to advance their own personal interests at the expense of their country, and both aspired to diminish the sovereignty of our nation, etc.

  93. From Ed Kleins book Amateur more evidence that the man Presidential historian Michael Bechloss pronounced the smartest man to ever hold the office of president, is in fact a narcissistic sociopath. The grandiosity, the magic thinking, the sense of entitlement, the anger at being challenged, etc. It is all here in this vignette.
    —————————–
    “When one of the historians brought up the difficulties that Lyndon Johnson, another wartime president, faced trying to wage a foreign military venture while implementing an ambitious domestic agenda, Mr. Obama grew testy. He implied that he was different, because he could prevail by the force of his personality. He could solve the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, put millions of people back to work, redistribute wealth, withdraw from Iraq, and reconcile the United States to a less dominant role in the world.

    It was, by any measure, a breathtaking display of grandiosity by a man whose entire political curriculum vitae consisted of seven undistinguished years in the Illinois senate and two mostly absent years in the United States Senate. That evening Mr. Obama revealed the characteristics—arrogance, conceit, egotism, vanity, hubris and, above all, rank amateurism—that would mark his presidency and doom it to frustration and failure.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/08/what-do-historians-really-think-obama/

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/08/what-do-historians-really-think-obama/#ixzz1xMkYANHG

  94. wbboei, from the same article, there is this funny:

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/08/what-do-historians-really-think-obama/

    Mr. Obama told the historians that he had come up with a slogan for his administration. “I’m thinking of calling it ‘A New Foundation,’ ” he said.

    Doris Kearns Goodwin suggested that “A New Foundation” might not be the wisest choice for a motto.

    “Why not?” the president asked.

    “It sounds,” said Goodwin, “like a woman’s girdle.”

  95. admin
    June 10th, 2012 at 2:38 am
    ——————
    I agree Admin! They never ask me for my opinion. If they did I might suggest a more gender neutral slogan for his administration . . Quicksand.

  96. Politico has a sop story about the data mining that the Obama campaign is doing, and drudge posted it as his leading article. It does help with the get out to vote effort, and so do boots on the ground. And a lot of people, Rove included, think that is an important instrument of war. But Jay Cost seems to have a different view. He feels the advantage of a superior get out to vote effort is overstated. I did a good deal of canvassing for Hillary, and we were able to target the places that had voted democrat in the past and concentrate our efforts on them. More than half the time, nobody was home, so we left the literature on the porch or door. When they were home, they would accept what we offered, listen to the pitch and assure us they would turn out and knew where the polling place was. Once in awhile, someone did not have a ride to the polling place and we would make those arrangements. But overall, I am not sure how much of a difference our efforts made. I worked 12-16 hours per day on this stuff, so it was not for lack of effort. The cheating that Obama was famous for, that is a different story. It can and it did corrupt the elections in Texas and Indiana.

  97. Mrs. Smith.
    Wow! I am really impressed! My niece did dressage while she was growing up and it was fun to watch her.

    wbboei, Loved your last few comments. Thank you.

    Admin, thank you for your unfailing brilliance.

  98. Private Jobs Down 4.6 Million From January 2008; Federal Jobs Up 11.4%
    President Obama’s statement Friday that the private sector is “doing fine” drew so much ridicule that he was forced to backtrack hours later. But it’s clear that Obama and many other Democrats see job problems — and solutions — starting and stopping with government employment. A quick look at payroll stats shows that’s not the case. Private-sector jobs are still down by 4.6 million, or 4%, from January 2008, when overall employment peaked. Meanwhile government jobs are down just 407,000, or 1.8%. Federal employment actually is 225,000 jobs above its January 2008 level, an 11.4% increase. That’s right, up 11.4%. Private payrolls have been trending higher in the last couple of years while government has been shedding staff. But that’s because governments did not cut jobs right away. Overall government employment didn’t peak until April 2009, 16 months after the recession started. It didn’t fall below their January 2008 level until September 2010. The recession was boomtime for federal employment, especially after Obama took office. Federal jobs kept rising (excluding a temporary Census surge in early 2010) until March 2011 — more than three years after overall payrolls peaked. Obama’s 2009 stimulus did little to revive private jobs, but did funnel massive funding to state and local governments. That, however, only delayed the day of reckoning for states and cities to curb spending. They finally did significantly slash jobs in 2010 and 2011. But those layoffs have slowed to a crawl in recent months — averaging less than 3,500 job cuts a month since November. snip
    Update: Why does Obama think the private sector is “doing fine”? “We’ve seen record profits in the corporate sector.” And high corporate profits are good for tax revenues to pay for government programs and government jobs. That’s the main reason Obama cares about the private sector.
    Follow Ed Carson on Twitter: @EdCarson1
    http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politicsinvesting/7190-private-jobs-down-46-million-from-january-2008-federal-jobs-up-114?src=HPLNews

  99. wbboei

    Jack London was an American novelist.
    Born: January 12, 1876 Died: November 22, 1916

    If there was ever an author who could stir the feelings of life within you, it is him. His writings are riveting and true to the bone. His most well known books are “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang” both of which have been commemorated in the timelessness of film.

    He is also famous for his quotations. A quick sampling:

    “I would rather be ashes than dust!

    I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.

    I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

    The function of man is to live, not to exist.
    I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
    I shall use my time.” ― Jack London

    You can read the rest here:

    http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1240.Jack_London

  100. The response by the elites to Bill’s departure from the party line, following similar departures by others which the elites pretend to ignore is myopic, partisan and as corrupt as they are.

    Let us take an inventory of the possible reasons why Bill might say that Romney is not the vulture capitalist which Obama portrays him as being, excuse me, not black Jesus himself–he is too passive aggressive for that, those acting at his direction.

    That narrative is, of course, a lie, but one which the elites would love to have on the table because it makes their support of Obama seem like a moral act, when it is in fact an immoral, unpatriotic one grounded entirely in self interest. They are a petty selfish group.

    What are the possible reasons why Bill would join in the chorus of voices within the party who speak out against a campaign message which big media loves, which is nevertheless damaging to the party, and the country–and has, as Kissinger said about something similar, “the added advantage of being true” . . .

    1. Theory 1: Bill is a patriot who sees the debacle ahead and like Paul Revere, wants to alert his fellow countrymen to the concomitant danger, before it is too late. (Note: Bill has written a book recently listing something like 40 things we could do to save the country, few if any of which Obama is doing/

    2. Theory 2: Bill is moving to save the party and the country, and to give cover to centrist democrats who are smart enough to realize that capitalism is not the root of all evil, and is in fact the engine that produces jobs and secures our future. Therefore, Obama’s withering class warfare attack must be refuted, lest people assume that all democrats believe he is right.

    3. Theory 3: Bill can see even more than we do the unholy alliance that has existed since the primary between mainstream media and the Obama campaign, which caused the American People to be deceived and hornswaggled into voting for a man with no experience, who was a front man for corporations steeped in the theories of Marx. He sees them doing the exact same thing now again, and does not want the American People to make the same mistake, which experience has shown they are perfectly capable of doing when the Obama campaign pushes the same buttons. Millions of Americans have seen nothing and learned nothing from the past four years. Among primitive people superstitions die hard, and so it is here.

    4. Theory 4: Bill is retaliating against black Jesus for the sins BJ surrogates perpetrated toward him in 2008, and paving the way for Hillary to run in 2016.

    The left wing elites, wishing to absolve themselves from moral responsibility for their own naivete and poor judgement and thug tactics and continuing lies about Obama and betrayal of the American People have latched onto Theory 4. This is about what you would expect from these ignorant people who work so assiduously against the interests of this nation. They are the enemy within.

    P.S. Buffet is like a bad vaudville act. Will someone please tell him to get off the stage, he has worn out his welcome, and then some.

  101. The function of man is to live, not to exist.
    I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
    I shall use my time.” ― Jack London
    ——————————-
    He was a great writer, adventurer, a hard drinker, and an honest man of the left. There is a square named for him in Oakland, and for a time he lived on Ballyhoo Mountain in Dutch Harbor, which is like the end of the world. He spent time in the Great Redwood Forests of Northern California, and the saloons of the Barbary Coast. He was great friends with the great Los Angeles attorney who was also a hard drinker. Rogers was drawn to San Francisco to defend allegations of graft and corruption which followed in the wake of the 1906 earthquake and it was there that their paths crossed. It ended the Victorian period in that city and forced it to face the challenges of the new century. If you have occasion to go into the Pacific Union Club once the Flood mansion atop Nob Hill you will get a sense of what that town was like in those days when London and Rogers were cavorting together in the less fashionable venues.

  102. Mrs. Smith, as his comments indicate, he had a passion to burn the candle at both ends, as did Earl Rogers. Some of this is covered by the book of Rogers life written by his daughter Adela Rogers St John entitled Final Verdict.

  103. “Obama sending 3000 US soldiers to Africa to fight hunger!”
    _____________

    Well thats a LIE- The US has the capability of air-dropping food assistance to the needy with minimal forces on the ground seeing the food is distributed to the right people.

    I read 6 mos ago- Obama had guaranteed investors in Africa’s natural resources i.e. gold, diamonds, oil, uranium etc… our troops as security guards protecting their investments from gorilla factions
    ostensibly looting the properties and murdering everyone who isn’t them.

    He guaranteed this security to Soros, China, Russia
    and any other country for free? I don;t think so-

  104. Good ad.

    “Fine.” Hits BO on his Friday gaffe.

    But at this point I’m already getting confused about ads – seems like part of this clip was from an earlier MR clip? Oh well, nothing wrong with some recycling.


  105. Basil99 – here’s a little more ‘fine’
    Three Times, Axelrod Dodges “Yes Or No” If The “Private Sector Is Doing Fine” – YouTube
    On “State of the Union” (CNN): David Axelrod dodges the questions about Obama’s comments on the Private Sector “Doing Fine” (June 10, 2012).

  106. Lieutenant General John Allen USMC is the guy who replaced General Pateraus and is now in charge of fighting the Taliban. I did not know him, but he was a year behind me at USNA. Looking at his bio, I note 7 rows of ribbons, but none of them are for heroism in combat. That suggests, to me at least, that he is more of a staff guy. I think he is probably steeped in counter insurgency doctrine, and was chose because of his ability to follow through on the work that Paterus started in that respect. During Viet Nam, I knew a major in the marine corp who was in charge of the Severn River marine baracks. He wore only two ribbons. The Congressional medal of Honor and the purple heart. He was a line guy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Allen

  107. holdthemaccountable
    June 10th, 2012 at 10:50 am
    ———————-
    God does Axelrod make a terrible witness. It is sheer madness to put this guy on television as your spokesman. He does not answer questions. All he does is filibuster. There is no finesse. It is almost stream of consciousness, or how many unrelated disjointed talking points can I cram into one non-responsive answer before they cut me off. Also, he projects a sense of anxiety which you see typically in someone who knows he is projecting a losing argument. Give the Obama administration enough rope and they will hang themselves. The question is whether they will take the country down with them, and the way they are going I have to say it is not unlikely.

  108. wbboei, Oh I do hope this grand Republic survives but for now how sweet it is to see that it’s Candy with boot to Ax’s throat.

  109. wbboei
    June 10th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Jack London died at 40yrs old.

    In that time he wrote over 50+ books and short stories. He was the Secretariet of his time. His legacy lives on. I never compare pearls to diamonds and although Rogers may have been a great author he isn’t an apt comparison. I checked Rogers wiki.. even from their photos, London (his real name John Griffith Chaney) was a vivacious passionate individual full of life with the talent to express his creativity having it burn though his words in his unique writing style. Rogers could hold your attention and entertain you- London words put you in the drama beyond the world of grabbing your attention. His talent was developing and enhancing your kinesthetic skills. I experienced what London was to writing in my equestrian abilities. Without any discernable movement by the rider which is what was the hallmark of Dr. Van Schaik’s teachings… “think it and the horse does it.”

    When Van Schaik passed away, it was an end of an era. The New Age dressage teachers, such as Sally Swift and her contemporaries have co-opted the art of Classical Dressage. Something that forced Van Schaik to write to the Dressage Federation asking to be included in their monthly newsletter- The title of his column was J’Accuse- if that is any indication of the conviction in this spirited man in his late 80s felt about the commonality of new age teachers. Dr Van Schaik was much concerned with the future of dressage as a correctly applied science and and art form. His attention to the widening chasm between the principles of classical horsemanship and the standards and practices of international competition dressage.

    Believe me when I say he ruffled alot of feathers just because he would not settle for second best. I should mention, the doctor also had a degree in Juris Prudence.

    You see, burning the candle at both ends was never the point in choosing London over Francis as a source of inspiration for my own self betterment..

    h.. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London

    http://www.jacklondons.net/works.html

  110. BASIL99
    June 10th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    OMG! Talk about speaking in tongues!

    Watch the ever-placid Candy Crowley try to get Axeldouche to answer a simple question. Is the private sector doing fin.

    He must have drank a gallon of coffee or snorted a boatload of coke before this interview.
    _______________

    The only redeeming factor of that interview was not being subjected to Axelrod’s chronic belching habits. Axelrod always talks about the future unable to answer a question y/n about the present. Is the private sector doing fine? We all know not only the private sector isn’t doing fine… but the overall economy is not growing or getting better. Candy Crowley did a superb job holding Axelrod’s feet to the fire… showing Obama’s Chief Campign mgr to be the fool and the clutz he’s always been as a carpetbagger promoting his ignorant spew in DC.

  111. holdthemaccountable
    June 10th, 2012 at 11:10 am
    ———————
    Yes. And she did a good thing. When you have an evasive witness, the best thing you can do is not ask the court to order the witness to answer the question, but instead, you keep asking the same question over and over, which shows the jury how evasive they are, and thereby encourages the jury to draw a negative inference about whatever that juror says. Crowley did that. And although she could have done it faster, just letting him ramble that way did more harm to his cause than cutting him off. Whether you like Axelrod or not, that little display would make anyone feel nauseous and suspicious of anything he says. In due course we may discover that Axelrod is the best spokesman the Republicans have against the Obama campaign. In a word, he is awful. That they do not see it suggests that they do not have both oars in the water. The fact that others like Schumer have not come forward to speak for the adminstration, scumbags who were perfectly willing to do so before, suggest that some of the bloom has worn off the Obama campaign. But not in big media.

  112. OMG! Talk about speaking in tongues!

    Watch the ever-placid Candy Crowley try to get Axeldouche to answer a simple question. Is the private sector doing fin.

    He must have drank a gallon of coffee or snorted a boatload of coke before this interview.
    ——————
    Good stuff what you have written. But you must not dismiss the possibility that what you witnesses was the product of both caffine and blow. The caffine he got from Starbucks and the blow he stole from Obama’s private stash. If he wants an even better high, perhaps he should sample some of that south Florida stuff, and start chewing on Messia’s leg–or Plouffe’s peter.

  113. holdthemaccountable
    June 10th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Mea culpa about what? Double posts on a subject? That has never ever bothered me. I think most bloggers here are trying to get the word out and if two of us think of the same word at the same time all the better and more likely someone will check it!

  114. The fact that others like Schumer have not come forward to speak for the adminstration,
    ——————-
    shocking observation

  115. You know what would be great to watch? A debate between party chairs. No not lounge chairs party chairs–Rence vs Debbie Downer 10 rounds a Madison Square Garden. 10 seconds into round one, Downer would knock herself in the chin, stagger around the ring, hit herself again and then go down. Just like the Axelrod interview or the Obama press conference the private sector is doing fine–just give them enough rope. No need to lay a glove on them or break a sweat. They are an embarrassment to everyone except for big media, who contines to claim that Obama is brilliant and it is the American People who are stupid.

  116. foxy – the picture there is everything

    Here we see that Obama is not the only one collecting big data. Scary, yet interesting, here are 2 snips of the article:
    Why AT&T is using your cell phone to watch your movements | NJ.com
    …AT&T may be the latest company to try to mine data from our cell phones, but it is hardly alone. Verizon has also started looking for a way to make money off the location data of its customers. Google tracks smart-phone owners to instantly spot traffic snarls for its maps. And an English company has begun watching the movement of shoppers through malls using the wireless internet signals picked up by cell phones….
    snip
    Researchers also used records from the towers to watch how AT&T customers travel into the area. As a phone moves through a region, it leapfrogs from tower to tower to maintain the best possible reception. Each time a phone connects to a tower, it leaves a record of its connection, allowing the team to track it. snip
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/why_att_is_is_using_your_cell.html

  117. BASIL99
    June 10th, 2012 at 11:50 am
    ———————–
    It is not as fanciful as it sounds. There is precedent: Coleridge for example wrote these lines while under the infuence of laudamnum–whiskey and opium.

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree :
    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea/

    And Poe was no stranger to this.

    Unfortunately, Axelrod lacks the mental acuity and sense of the divine to create such verses. Therefore, under the influence of such substances, the Chicago thug side of his nature comes out, with all the deeses and the doooos they are famous for.

  118. You know, ANY politician worth his salt, and certainly any spokeman for the president would anticipate that this question would be made, and have an anwer ready. There are plenty of anwers he could have given but instead he self destructs. Can you imagine Rove dissembling in this manner. I cannot.

  119. OMG- anyone watching the Men’s Tennis Final?

    I’m a softie, I always root for the underdog. He ‘s been losing all morning and now, since it began to rain in Paris, the Champion, Rafael Nadal ready to break the all time great Bjorn Borg’s record with this win, is flailing.. and his challenger,Novak Djokovic is exploiting his weaknesses.. rain does not affect his playing style at all. (?)

  120. Cute or creepy? Creepy. Sickening. Perverse. Depraved. Molesting the brains of little children. The cutting edge of the 2008 Obama campaign. The question asked about Mrs. Obama in the context of push-ups how low does she go, applies to Obama in all things political. How low will he go? The record speaks for itself. As low as he needs to go in order to cling to power bitterly–including corrupting the minds of children.
    ———————–

  121. So, much was made recently of a supposed masacre by Assad’s forces in Syria. Turns out to be a lie. I am not a fan of Assad by any means, but I am also not a fan of the Muslime Brotherhood, either. Again, it is the Christians that bear the brunt of any hostility in Muslim dominated countries. Islam shows its evilness everywhere under the guise of protecting the faith. If anything, people need to be protected from it.

    Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre
    By John Rosenthal
    June 9, 2012 4:00 A.M.

    It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest.

    But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were member of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. For its account of the massacre, the report cites opponents of Assad, who, however, declined to have their names appear in print out of fear of reprisals from armed opposition groups.

    According to the article’s sources, the massacre occurred after rebel forces attacked three army-controlled roadblocks outside of Houla. The roadblocks had been set up to protect nearby Alawi majority villages from attacks by Sunni militias. The rebel attacks provoked a call for reinforcements by the besieged army units. Syrian army and rebel forces are reported to have engaged in battle for some 90 minutes, during which time “dozens of soldiers and rebels” were killed.

    “According to eyewitness accounts,” the FAZ report continues,

    the massacre occurred during this time. Those killed were almost exclusively from families belonging to Houla’s Alawi and Shia minorities. Over 90% of Houla’s population are Sunnis. Several dozen members of a family were slaughtered, which had converted from Sunni to Shia Islam. Members of the Shomaliya, an Alawi family, were also killed, as was the family of a Sunni member of the Syrian parliament who is regarded as a collaborator. Immediately following the massacre, the perpetrators are supposed to have filmed their victims and then presented them as Sunni victims in videos posted on the internet.

    The FAZ report echoes eyewitness accounts collected from refugees from the Houla region by members of the Monastery of St. James in Qara, Syria. According to monastery sources cited by the Dutch Middle East expert Martin Janssen, armed rebels murdered “entire Alawi families” in the village of Taldo in the Houla region.

    Already at the beginning of April, Mother Agnès-Mariam de la Croix of the St. James Monastery warned of rebel atrocities’ being repackaged in both Arab and Western media accounts as regime atrocities. She cited the case of a massacre in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Homs. According to an account published in French on the monastery’s website, rebels gathered Christian and Alawi hostages in a building in Khalidiya and blew up the building with dynamite. They then attributed the crime to the regular Syrian army. “Even though this act has been attributed to regular army forces . . . the evidence and testimony are irrefutable: It was an operation undertaken by armed groups affiliated with the opposition,” Mother Agnès-Mariam wrote.

  122. OK. It is @ObamaDoingFine with name “Economy is Fine”
    Message is “Thanks a lot. @DavidAxelrod was supposed to fix my mistake, not make it worse.” #doingfine
    also has a link. not going to try that here.

  123. Mr. Obama told the historians that he had come up with a slogan for his administration. “I’m thinking of calling it ‘A New Foundation,’ ” he said.

    Excuse me, you arrogant turd, but the foundation this country already has is fine by me. It’s called the constitution. Previous presidents, D or R, may have wanted to build different things on that foundation, some good some bad, but they never wanted to dig down to bedrock and remake our “foundation” into something else entirely.

    This is why I want this POS and everyone associated with him gone and relegated to the political desert.

  124. HillaryforTexas

    I like the other criticism that some bloghead wrote and a pinker posted.

    A new foundation sounds like the name of a girdle. (paraphrasing)

  125. Mr. Obama told the historians that he had come up with a slogan for his administration. “I’m thinking of calling it ‘A New Foundation,’ ” he said.

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

    Well, last time it ws “A New Hope”. Prequel, sequel, hope it flops at the box office!

    But good grief, he makes a public statement to say he’s “thinking of calling it”! This is news?

  126. OK. It is @ObamaDoingFine with name “Economy is Fine”
    Message is “Thanks a lot. @DavidAxelrod was supposed to fix my mistake, not make it worse.” #doingfine
    also has a link. not going to try that here.
    ——————-
    Now children, children of big media, it is time to sing:

    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful:
    OBAMA made them all.

    Each little flow’r that opens,
    Each little bird that sings,
    He made their glowing colors,
    He made their tiny wings.

    The purple-headed mountains,
    The river running by,
    The sunset and the morning
    That brightens up the sky.

    The cold wind in the winter,
    The pleasant summer sun,
    The ripe fruits in the garden,
    Obama made them every one.

    The tall trees in the greenwood,
    The meadows where we play,
    The rushes by the water,
    To gather every day.

    He gave us eyes to see them,
    And lips that we might tell
    How great is Bwak O-BA-AH-AH-AH-MA,
    Who has made all things well.

    What things? The economy? Debt? Home foreclosures? Jobs? The middle class? Health care? Shutting down sensible resource development? More like a track record of failure. On the other hand, maybe this refers to things for him and his big media acolytes.

  127. wbboei, ChiTribune has the answer
    ————
    The Obama referendum
    One issue drives this presidential contest
    snip Scott Walker, the governor so polarizing that TV talking heads have made that adjective part of his name, took office early last year committed to live or die by his agenda for rescuing Wisconsin from deficit spending and dangerous debt. You decide the significance of his introducing his bombastic 2011 legislative package on Feb. 14 — a toxic Valentine, perhaps, to his apoplectic opponents. And on Tuesday, Walker not only lived, he lived large. He had delivered solutions. We’ll pause here for the side debate on whether his style — choose uncompromising or obnoxious, principled or vicious — is one to emulate. On this we all can agree: Wisconsin’s election was a referendum on Walker. All else paled. A traditionally liberal electorate knew he had made mistakes, then decided that, on balance, his policies had helped his state. That conclusion — not whichever Democratic candidate opposed him — sealed Walker’s fate. We invoke Wisconsin not to predict the outcome of the nationwide presidential race, but rather for what it teaches about the sitting president snip
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-nation-20120610,0,2461741.story

  128. Basil @ 1:41

    That quote you posted was from Doris Kerns Goodwin.

    That was a Big Slap coming from her.

    She has always been a huge BO supporter.

    Losing her support, is an eyes wide open moment!

  129. holdthemaccountable
    June 10th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    This paragraph caught my eye:

    The record of Obama’s first term is almost complete. But he still has five months to establish that he has answered multiple crises. He needs to convince Americans that he deserves to remain their leader.
    ——————-
    Does a cat bark?

    Besides, he does not have six months to change course. The time to do that was a year ago. The momentum he has now is all in the wrong direction. It is becoming a game of numbers, and the numbers on the economy will not change any time soon.

    Nonetheless, the advice is sound, but it is directed at the wrong candidate. The one who can and should do something bold, and learn from the Walker lesson is Romney, as Jay Cost recently opined. And I see now downside to that for him, so long as it does not scare the horses.

    The reason this is worth considering is because the nation today is starved for leadership and Romney has a reputation of always playing it save. But as the Walker example illustrates desperate times require bold leadership.

    If Romney can put forward some big ideas which excite the imagination of the American public, in addition to subjecting Obama to the death of a thousand cuts, then we are looking at not just a narrow win, but a landslide.

    A landslide would do much to disabuse pundits of their we are a hopelessly divided nation meme which all they are capable of, and give him the mandate he needs to turn this ship around.

  130. I just saw this statement: I have decided that I am voting for Romney.. (not that this is a shock) I will take the Mormon over the moron any day. 🙂

  131. Nomobama @ 1:28

    So this is the new game in town where the Obama gang is controling the narrative having it ready as a breaking news alert of disinformation to further Obama’s agenda of confusion and chaos. I hate saying this, but in the Book of Revelations it has all been predicted this would happen near the end of days… ( what was left unsaid in that revelation is ‘that is if good men standby and do Nothing’.)

  132. A liar and a boob. His autobiography is a fake. More lies exposed (and that “some have suggested” is Barry himself who manufactured his entirely phony books):

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/barack-obama-not-exactly-barry-obomber-on-the-basketball-125744.html

    The Washington Post is up with another excerpt of David Maraniss’s forthcoming biography of President Obama, this one examining his love affair with basketball.

    Maraniss dug deep into Obama’s time spent playing for Punahou, an elite prep school in Hawaii, and found that he loved the game but wasn’t exactly the star player that some accounts have suggested.

    “If Obama was unhappy about his playing time, the truth is he had to work exceedingly hard just to make the team. He made it more because of his intense passion for the game — his will — than anything else. …The reality was that Barry, as skilled and intelligent a player as he was, could not stand out in this group. He had good court sense and an ability to slash to the basket, but was an unreliable outside shooter and not much of a jumper…

    Decades later, a story emerged that his nickname was Barry O’Bomber, playing off his last name and a propensity to fire away from long range, but few team members recalled that nickname… and said the real gunner was Darin Maurer, who was better than Obama but barely got more playing time…

    “He loved basketball so much, I think a lot of things have been blown out of proportion,” said [former teammate Alan] Lum. … [W]hen it came down to playing time, he [Barry] wasn’t one of the five best.” In fact, Lum and other teammates pointed out, Barry was only occasionally considered one of the top eight…

    …Obama…was also among the most earthbound – he could not jump high enough to dunk the ball. “Barry’s lack of ups was obvious,” recalled [former player Tom] Topolinski. In fact, [coach Chris] McLachlin coined a phrase for the phenomenon: Barry Obama, famous for his no-jump jump shot!

    He stinks at golf and bowling too. He just stinks at everything. He stinks personally according to Michelle. He stinks. Stink, stank, stunk.

  133. There is an argument circulating the Romney needs to do something startling to display his leadership. maybe not

    In the 1990s Canada was a financial disaster, the public finances were simply awful – heading in the direction of Greece today.

    Against expectations, Jean Chrétien (a political infighter with a formidable reputation) was elected prime minister – and for all intents and purposes disappeared from sight.

    When asked about it he responded (as I remember it) that the country was exhausted with ‘leadership’. What it needed was some peace and quiet.

    When he retired Canada had close to the best public finances in the world and this (previously) contraversial was well liked

    The message: he handed the reins over to a competent set of managers (e.g., Paul Martin) and supported them. was it a happy time to be in Canada. Not really. Were there scandals – of course. But it left the country with a great sense of pride in fixing our house and an aversion to public debt at the Federal level. In part from that came acceptance of the tight controls that kept the banking and housing sectors safe and helped the country skate through the Great Recession.

    That is my recollection anyway

  134. Kay
    June 10th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    There is an argument circulating the Romney needs to do something startling to display his leadership. maybe not
    ——————–
    It depends on the goal.

    If the goal is simply to win the election, then I would agree that a strategy of staying the course would probably be enough because the Obama team looks like amateurs. A play it safe strategy will yield a narrow victory.

    But if the goal is to get the country back on track, then I believe a broad governing vision is required, tied to a coherent philosophy which is introduced in the campaign and implemented as much as possible during the first 60 days in office. Otherwise the bickering and big media attacks will continue, and it will be harder to get the necessary traction. Reagan is the example.

  135. The other example is the agenda Hillary put forward in the primary, which would have enabled her to hit the deck running after she won the election, secure in the conviction that the American People who voted her into office by a significant margin were squarely behind that agenda. I had lunch a few years ago with a member of the Reagan administration and he told me that they were effective because they won the campaign by a landslide and laid the groundwork for the next eight years in the first sixty days in office. When the challenges facing our country are as large as they are, that makes sense to me.

  136. In the 1990s Canada was a financial disaster, the public finances were simply awful – heading in the direction of Greece today.
    ————————
    The legacy of Brian Mulroney? Whatever became of him?

  137. Who will write the narrative for Obama defeat in the Nov. 2012 election? I don’t know but the bottom line will be racism. To begin the why Barry lost, thing must be grim in the Obot camp.

    “How Racist Are We? Ask Google
    By SETH STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ

    (conclusion)

    “In 2008, Mr. Obama rode an unusually strong tail wind. The economy was collapsing. The Iraq war was unpopular. Republicans took most of the blame. He was able to overcome the major obstacle of continuing racial prejudice in the United States. In 2012, the tail wind is gone; the obstacle likely remains.”

    http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/how-racist-are-we-ask-google/

  138. Jeezus. Right on cue. We’ve been talking about Ray Bradbury and his theory (in Farenheit 451) that all books would be banned because of the never-ending litany of minorities claiming injustices or unfairness and a Brooklyn Principal bans the singing of “Proud to be an American” because it might offend other cultures.

    Singing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is OK.

    A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.

    Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.

    Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

    Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”

    But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.

    She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.

    “We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/school_silences_patriotic_song_xdunXcLPbE8S2rAEcZoUiP?utm_medium=rss%26utm_content=Local

  139. Admin @ 4:47 PM

    “He stinks at golf and bowling too. He just stinks at everything.”

    Yes, and don’t forget his throwing of the first pitch at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game, as well at the opening day first pitch for the Nationals in 2010 (viewable at Youtube)

    Let’s face it; the fraud is not an athlete, he’s not brilliant, and he’s not likeable, despite the narratives.

  140. SHV
    June 10th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    What a “racist’ story. I tried to comment but registration required so I didn’t bother.

    Amazing that someone has that much time on their hands to try to “prove” such a ridiculous theory and then insist (s)he’s right.

  141. Who will write the narrative for Obama defeat in the Nov. 2012 election? I don’t know but the bottom line will be racism. To begin the why Barry lost, thing must be grim in the Obot camp.

    “How Racist Are We? Ask Google
    By SETH STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ

    (conclusion)

    “In 2008, Mr. Obama rode an unusually strong tail wind. The economy was collapsing. The Iraq war was unpopular. Republicans took most of the blame. He was able to overcome the major obstacle of continuing racial prejudice in the United States. In 2012, the tail wind is gone; the obstacle likely remains.”
    ——————————-
    1. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
    Ph.D. Candidate
    Job Market Candidate
    He is just past the teething stage
    Harvard University
    http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~sstephen/

    2. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
    Racial Bias cost Obama 5 points in 2008
    Daily Koss (nice little kiddies)
    http://www.dailykos.com/news/Seth%20Stephens-Davidowitz

    3. Conclusion: to a BOY with only a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

  142. Well, will wonders never cease. Here is an article by a conservative, in the National Review no less, who touches on the point that I’ve been hammering for ages, in examining what has happened to Detroit.

    The size of govt matters. And yes, ours could stand a lot of cutting. But what matters at least as much is what kind of govt we have. Do they want tax dollars in order to do something useful, or to pay off the various interests that keep them in office? Are our bureacracies there to serve a truly needed function, or to self-replicate ever larger and protect their own political jobs and power and turf? I’ve stated over and over that the whole “cut it to the bone” animus is a direct and predictable result of a govt that has abused the trust of the public.

    The third lesson is moral. Detroit’s institutions have long been marked by corruption, venality, and self-serving. Healthy societies have high levels of trust. Who trusts Detroit? This is not angels-dancing-on-the-head-of-a-pin stuff. People do not invest in firms, industries, cities, or countries they do not trust. Corruption makes people poor.

    What is true of Detroit is true of the country. Our national public sector not only is bloated and parasitic, it is less effective, less responsible, and less honest than that of many other developed countries, including New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and Germany. I am not an unreserved admirer of Transparency International’s global corruption-perceptions index, but I believe that it is in broad outline accurate. Liberals are inclined to learn the wrong lessons from the relative success of countries such as Canada or New Zealand, concluding that what we need is a bigger welfare state, government-run health care, etc. (Conservatives, for our part, tend to overemphasize the role of comparatively low taxes and light regulation in the success of countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong. Those are important, but there are other equally important factors.) In reality, there is a great diversity of health-care arrangements and social-spending levels among the countries that have more effective institutions than ours, while many countries with the sorts of institutions liberals admire (take Italy, Spain, Greece, and Portugal for starters) are in crisis, in significant part because of plain corruption. What the more successful countries tend to have in common is a public sector that is less intent on looting the fisc.

    Sure, Hong Kong and Singapore have lower levels of government spending (as a share of GDP) than does the United States. So do Switzerland and Australia. At 38.9 percent of GDP, our public-sector spending is indistinguishable from that of Canada (39.7 percent). It is not obvious that we have much to show for it. 

    The city fathers of Detroit inherited one of the richest and most productive cities in the world, and they ruined it in a generation. The gentlemen in Washington have been entrusted with the richest and most productive nation in the history of the world, and the trendline does not look good. Those of us seeking to radically reduce the footprint of government must remind ourselves from time to time that our case is as much ethical as economic, that the ethical and the economic are indeed closely intertwined. 

    Its”s long. Go read the whole thing.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/exchequer/302257/detroit-moral-story#

  143. Gates to National Security Team on Osama Raid: ‘Shut the F— Up’

    June 6, 2012

    Robert Gates, the former defense secretary, reportedly blasted the national security team in the Obama White House for blabbing about the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. “Shut the f— up,” Gates told Tom Donilon, who is now Obama’s national security adviser, according to a book by New York Times reporter David Sanger.
    Robert Gates.

    Robert Gates.

    “By Wednesday of that week, Gates went to see Donilon, offering up a barbed assessment of how the White House had handled the aftermath of the raid. ‘I have a new strategic communications approach to recommend,’ Gates said in his trademark droll tones, according to an account later provided by his colleagues. What was that, Donilon asked? ‘Shut the fuck up,’ the defense secretary said.”

    The interesting detail is in Sanger’s new book, Confront and Conceal, on page 107

    Gates is no longer in the Obama administration, and has since voiced his displeasure over the bin Laden leaks. But this new detail signals a frustration above and beyond what has previously been expressed.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gates-national-security-team-osama-raid-shut-f_646731.html
    ____________

    I happened to see the new Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Safe House’ last night. More often than not, the screenplays are based on real life experiences. If you want to see corruption in action, this movie tells it all. Rogue CiA (terrorists) working for a Shadow Government (just like we have now) hunting down American CiA agents working for our country’s best interests. Our National Security is dependent on accurate intel from these people to keep the country safe. What seems to be happening, the corruption emanates from the top down. Just like they say, a fish rots from the head down.. Senior officials are looting encrypted information of confiscated bank accounts formerly held by designated terrorists and state secrets for sale to foreign buyers killing our own to get their hands on hundreds of millions of dollars for their own personal enrichment. It’s just sickening knowing how true to life this movie is- simply because what we have learned about Obama in the last few years fits his traitorous unAmerican profile.

  144. Ever the lover of Obama Brian Williams once praised ODonilon and the other mick as “the two big Irishmen”. I watched Brian do that jutting jaw head tilted profile shot and you would have sworn he was Dudley Dooright–or in this case Mr Hear No See No Evil Speak No Evil Useless Sack of Shit. Seems like ODonoilion is the one who looks like Lurch The Butler. Lets make in three big Irishman who should shut the fuck up. Brennan makes three of a kind.

  145. wbboei
    June 10th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    In the 1990s Canada was a financial disaster, the public finances were simply awful – heading in the direction of Greece today.
    ————————
    The legacy of Brian Mulroney? Whatever became of him?
    ——————
    I think it would be more accurate to say a legacy of Trudeau

  146. Regulation is not inherently good or bad. Regulation is a tool. Nothing more. It can be used sensibly, or used as a political weapon.

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

    Imo the way to address this is to elect people who will make good, not bad, use of it. People like the Clintons — and Elizabeth Warren.

  147. Regulation is not inherently good or bad. Regulation is a tool. Nothing more. It can be used sensibly, or used as a political weapon.

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

    Imo the way to address this is to elect people who will make good, not bad, use of it. People like the Clintons — and Elizabeth Warren.

  148. *contented sigh*. Life is incredibly peaceful since I put the “You don’t exist” rule FIRMLY in place. 😀

  149. HillaryforTexas
    June 10th, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    This article. despite being utterly bullshit negative about Bill Clinton in many ways, GETS IT.

    Anyone counting the Big Dawg out, or thinking he doesn’t know what he is doing…
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/06/what-bill-clinton-knows.html

    ——
    Yes, although he runs negative on the Big Dawg, he does make a pretty accurate comarison in many ways. Good article!

    —–

    Yup, Barry is no athlete, not brilliant, not honest, not hard working, not a good example for anyone.

    He stinks to high Heaven.

  150. Shadowfax, he gets the reasons why wrong, and a lot about Bill’s character wrong. But he is dead on re: Bill’s skill sets, and how Obama got to where he is.

    Even many who think bill is an opportunistic grifter recognize that he is the best damn street grifter they have ever seen operate. Obama is outmatched, and Clinton is not done schooling him.

  151. Lots to mention.
    Re Mrs. Smith 9:15 pm. Within the last 12 hours tee vee somewhere has told me Panetta has been awarded a trophy brick from OSL’s house.
    Re: subject of Basil99 comment at 6:01 pm. Right now WPIX has this subject as a facebook question to comment on. Search WPIX to find.
    Re: wbb 4:05 pm; does a cat bark. lol. Although Obama is implying that it’s not too late to save economy if only Repubs will vote for his stuff. Yes. Very good advice for Romney.
    In general, tee vee is ignoring Axelrod-Crowley video. The one showing I caught had it edited down to include nothing more than some of Ax’s ramble.
    By the way, he’s scheduled for CBS morning show.
    ABC morning show will have Snookie. Interview is billed as her first since becoming pregnant (woot woot) and will include her thoughts on breast feeding & related Time Magazine cover. Can hardly wait.

    Now to this about Jennifer Stefano. I met her at an AFP rally hastily organized and very well pulled off. It was for the occasion of Obama speaking at Scranton high school. She is a rising star as this article implies, and I want you to be aware of her.

    After Wisconsin, onward to Pennsylvania! –
    Jennifer Stefano is in a whirlwind, fresh from Wisconsin. Last week, she rallied crowds on behalf of Gov. Scott Walker, who was set to be recalled for sharply curtailing the bargaining rights of Wisconsin’s employee unions. Walker won big. The public unions are stunned. Stefano, a Bucks County housewife turned tea partier turned state director for Americans for Prosperity, now has her attention on Pennsylvania. The stakes are much higher.
    “We’re gonna’ community organize here in Pennsylvania, and we’re taking on the union bosses. If the politicians of this state don’t want to lead on the pension reform issue, then I guess it will be up to housewives like me.” Stefano’s fighting words carried clearly over a crackly phone connection as she walked to the Fox News studios in Manhattan, where she was headed to tape a one-hour special about Wisconsin with Sean Hannity. (It aired Friday night.)“It takes a very long time for politicians to understand there’s a new game. We’re going to change the political game in Pennsylvania, like Gov. Walker changed it in Wisconsin. I don’t care about holding Republican majorities in Harrisburg. I’m not interested in that kind of politics. I’m only interested in getting done what’s right for our commonwealth.“That worries a lot of politicians,” she continued. “In a lot of ways, we’re in worse crisis than Wisconsin.”
    In Harrisburg, the crisis is known as the pension bomb. Most Pennsylvanians are unaware how grave the situation is. Warning: If you don’t want to spoil your day, then stop reading this right now. If you continue, you risk angrily crumpling this newspaper and tossing it across the room….
    http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/courier_times_news/americans-for-prosperity-target-pa-next/article_6a8c2972-1bc1-51e9-bcb0-e1f25c034161.html

  152. Wisconsin was not about Scott Walker: It was about liberty
    Jennifer Stefano with Sean Hannity

  153. holdthemaccountable
    June 11th, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Lots to mention.
    Re Mrs. Smith 9:15 pm. Within the last 12 hours tee vee somewhere has told me Panetta has been awarded a trophy brick from OSL’s house.
    ______________

    re: Denzel Washington is one of the producers of the movie ‘Safe House’. That tells me, this isn’t just another Hollywood production. It’s true. And Washington is ensuring the movie sees the light of day to get the word out to people still under the notion BO is good for the country. Bravo to Denzel-

  154. Ulsterman:

    Remember last week we heard whispers through the grapevine there are top ranking Democrats forming a coalition against Barack Obama. Finally the dam has swelled to unbelievable precipitous proportions democrats can no longer deny there is something radically wrong with this president. The dam has finally broken and they are going to do something about it. He’s their baby. They are responsible for inflicting this plague on America and must right the wrongs allowing our country to be misled by their support of this grifter.

    Do not listen to the doubters who undermine Ulsterman’s authenticity with their casual nay-saying. His information has been the most accurate you will find anywhere on the net, bar-none!
    ____________

    Readers of the Ulsterman Report will understand the significance of what longtime California Senator Diane Feinstein meant when she used the term “Anschluss” in describing the dangers inherent in the Obama administration’s leaking of classified information to further the president’s political standing. It was a remarkable moment likely understood only by those already in the know…

    Here is the exact phrase spoken by Senator Feinstein aimed directly at Barack Obama:

    What we’re seeing…is an Anschluss, an avalanche of leaks. And it’s very, very disturbing. You know, it’s dismayed our allies. It puts American lives in jeopardy. It puts our nation’s security in jeopardy.

    The term Anschluss is most often associated with Nazi Germany – namely the reunification of Adolph Hitler’s native Austria with the German state – a move that was forbidden by the post WWI Treaty of Versailles. Casual observers of the Feinstein interview were likely confused by the Senator’s use of the term, or simply ignored it altogether.

    I would ask that UlstermanReport readers take a moment to enlighten those you know as to the actual significance of what Feinstein alluded to in using a very specific term with such significant historical importance. That enlightenment begins from a White House Insider report several months earlier when no other media reports suggested there was any rift between one of the most powerful and influential Democratic members of the United States Senate and the Obama.

    You can read the Insider’s Interview at the link:

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/10/senator-feinsteins-very-specific-code-word-regarding-barack-obama/

  155. SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) – Police: Commerce secretary Bryson cited for felony hit-and-run following Calif. crashes.

    Whoops…..

  156. Basil

    You are the best poster to summarize and connect the dots on the latest Ulsterman revelation with the Insider..

    If you would please- we would appreciate it-

    I haven’t followed the case and can be of no help elaborating on the murder and the connection to Obama.

  157. Excellent article about the possible denouement of BO.

    It’s already leaking into the smarter corners of the media world: Obama is killing the Democratic Party. The tipping point is here.

    Excerpts.

    June 11, 2012
    The Clintons’ Covert War on Obama
    By Thomas Lifson

    Panic is setting in among the people who ran the Democratic Party prior to the miraculous arrival on the scene of Barack Hussein Obama and the perfect storm of events that propelled him into the White House.

    These people, starting with Bill Clinton, the master Democratic politician of our era, can read the tea leaves, and the following factors alarm them:

    1. Obama has energized his opposition. Despite throwing everything they could into the game, the turnout effort in Wisconsin was handily beaten by those Tea Party nobodies and an RNC head who is actually up to the job.

    2. Obama has alienated hugely important constituencies. Labor unions, utterly essentially to the ground game in November, feel betrayed, and are starting to focus more on their own survival than the success of the Obama re-election campaign. The antiwar left feels betrayed over Gitmo, drones, rendition, domestic surveillance, and a host of other issues. They turned out in San Francisco picketing his fundraisers, and spoke of not voting. His Bain Capital attacks are verging into a repudiation of capitalism, so Wall Street and the finance sector are getting alarmed, and the essential flow of political contributions to Democrats from them is drying up.

    3. The economy is a disaster, and Obama is doing all the wrong things.

    4. Obama is out for himself, and himself only. He has even thrown national security under the bus, allowing the leaking of critical information to the press about intelligence operations and cyber-warfare, and feigning outrage in Friday’s presser over the idea that he would do such a thing.

    5. A wave election is shaping up. Democrats could be swept out of office in Congress, and on down to statehouses, city halls, and dog pounds.

    It’s already leaking into the smarter corners of the media world: Obama is killing the Democratic Party. The tipping point is here.

    This, not coincidence, is why several brainy Democrats, including Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, Ed Rendell, and Lanny Davis, have been providing sound bites that can be used by the Romney campaign to destroy the effectiveness of Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney. The biggest damage has been done by Bill Clinton, whose barrage includes providing the title for the current number-one bestseller about Obama, Ed Klein’s The Amateur, calling Mitt Romney’s business track record at Bain “sterling,” and stating that the Bush tax rates should not be increased, disagreeing with Obama.

    Lanny Davis called Obama’s people “vicious”:

    “You have vicious people who are working for the president – [W]hy would they want to create enemies, or depict people as enemies, who are their friends?”
    *******************************************************************

    I suspect that the Clintons and their allies are spreading the word that smart people are planning for life after Obama, that he is going nowhere, that there will be a reckoning. And that now is the time to distance oneself from what promises to destroy the party if not stopped. Perhaps the time has come to figure out some way to get Obama off the ticket. Somehow.

    It would have to be a covert op. No Democrat who ever wants to carry a black precinct can be seen as slipping in the stiletto.

    *************************************
    It has to be a multi-phase, multi-front strategy. Right now, we are in the softening up phase. The highly public defection of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, calling the attacks on Bain “nauseating,” certainly got Obama’s attention. So much so that enough pressure was exerted on the mayor that he issued a self-repudiation video that might as well have had the mayor blinking S-O-S in Morse code. Follow this with respected people and allies like Deval Patrick, and Hillary enthusiasts Ed Rendell and Bob Shrum, and most of all employ the biggest gun of all, Bill Clinton. The denials and clarifications don’t matter at all. The message to Obama is unmistakable: it is war. We don’t have your back.

    Senator Dianne Feinstein truly cares about national security. . . . . She is far from the only powerful Democrat who sees the wisdom of disentangling herself from the Obama disaster.
    *****************************************

    The signal also has been received by the mainstream media allies of the Clintons. Many of them are already fed up with the high-handedness, venality, incompetence, and amateurishness of the Obama crowd. But now that they see that it is okay to notice when the emperor has no clothes, they can breathe the intoxicating air of honesty and start to include some of the obvious warts on the idealized image. Obama is starting to realize that his media invisible shield is starting to fall apart.

    Thomas Lifson is editor and publisher of American Thinker
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/the_clintons_covert_war_on_obama.html

  158. Mrs. Smith
    June 11th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    You know I am fascinated by that particular story line. I will give it some thought. It might be doable within the span of say 5,000 words.

  159. The term Anschluss is most often associated with Nazi Germany – namely the reunification of Adolph Hitler’s native Austria with the German state – a move that was forbidden by the post WWI Treaty of Versailles. Casual observers of the Feinstein interview were likely confused by the Senator’s use of the term, or simply ignored it altogether.
    ——————
    Oh, I don’t think this matters. Barack is working to protect our interests, 24-7. And the black cabal who put him in office, feeds at the public trough and protects him in his hour of need will investigate these leaks diligently, and with the aid of the New York Times cover up the tracks which right back to him sure as the earth turns. The game here could scarcely be more obvious, commence an investigation, protect the wrongdoers until after the election and when asked about new evidence come up which implicate some in their ranks the black cabal will say we cannot comment until after the election, excuse me, my teleprompter was wrong, what I meant to say was while there is an investigation under way. And this utter bullshit of appointing two members of the black cabal to investigate this, when one would surely suffice, plus the blood oath they have taken to Holder ensures justice will not be done, sure as the earth turns. McCain says Holder has no credibility with Congress. I do not think people like Reid or Pelosi give a shit. They are charter members of the same cabal.

  160. I have said before, I have never felt George Washington was an exception General, but I did think he was an exceptional first president. That latest Insider report had a wonderful quote by him at the end.
    ———————

    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. -G. Washington

    ——————–

  161. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

  162. Breaking News:

    U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who police say caused two traffic accidents, suffered a seizure, his agency says

  163. moononpluto
    June 11th, 2012 at 9:47 am
    ————–
    I thought that was an interesting and questionable explaination also.

  164. More than likely Commerce Secretary Byson was joining up with the “smart” democrats joining hands to throw Obama overboard. He was chosen as the example should anyone else think about such a notion.

    Don’t mess with Chicago? It’s “Don’t Mess With Texas”.. a-holes… you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

    SOS to Bill Clinton… DO NOT TRUST DEVAL PATRICK.. he is one of them- always was always will be! If you suspect a leak in the SMART camp.. cut him loose quicker than the blink of an eye!

  165. There is a scene in the classic movie The Night of The Generals, which speaks to the main political issue of our time:

    Are those Democrats who were so eager to support Obama during the campaign and his rise to power, willing to stick with him now that his perverse policies and demented leadership are more widely known and understood, given the disastrous effect that Obama is having on the party, the country, and inevitably upon them?

    That question is drawn into high relief in one particular seen where we see Rommel in a car speeding away from the western front and a private discussion takes place between the Field Marshall and a general who is his confident. The discussion concerns the incipient plot to remove Hitler and whether Rommel should join or not.

    The general points out that Hitler is still the commander of Germany and its armed forces, and Rommel is Germany’s top soldier, therefore it would be not only dangerous, but wrong to join the plot to remove him and save Germany. Whereupon, the Field Marshall responds as follows:

    “When a commander goes mad, he forfeits his right to supremacy. This may be our last chance to save Germany.”

    Fast forward ahead to our own time, and the problem our nation faces with a similar kind of sociopath: i)are there enough insiders who see the problem? ii) are they willing to speak out about what he is doing to the country? iii) do they understand the political ramifications to the party and to them if they remain mute? History will not be kind to them.

    On a lighter note, here is an interview of Peter O’Toole who was the star of that movie:

  166. BASIL99
    June 11th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Mrs. Smith
    June 11th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    You know I am fascinated by that particular story line. I will give it some thought. It might be doable within the span of say 5,000 words.
    __________

    Five thousand words would be nice when you have time. For now, are you able to make a connection between Fienstein, the dead fundraiser operative, the lost campaign money taken from Fienstein’s safe and BO from the information provided by today’s Ulsterman article in a somewhat abbreviated summary somehow? Does this article help you out adding to what you already know about the situation?

  167. What I’m seeing is mainstream is trying to shake the “doing fine” pronouncement by Obama last week and they are not having much success subsuming the meme with a new headline. Right now, no-one cares about what happened pre-Obama. There are billions of Americans breathing down his neck looking at him with wild eyes wondering just what is this Jackwagon doing taking up space in OUR White House literally, at our expense?

    The selling of state owned land for private development just ain’t gonna captivate the attention of Americans to change the subject when they haven’t got a job or a place to live or are unable to feed their families…..other than that they are doin’ fine-

  168. O’s extemporanious speaking is always a problem, which is why the Teleprompter was so extensively used. However the public rebelled against that, and wanted a more direct interaction. That is definitely a problem for O.

  169. here is a little of what we are trying to connect from the Ulsterman link:

    UM: How does that relate to…to the theft from the Senator’s campaign?

    Insider: What if the individual responsible for that theft…what if they were acting as some kind of laundering organization? And what if she represents a small fraction of the entire fu–ing operation that all ties back to the administration? Tens…hundreds of millions? Billions? Who the f-ck knows? The entire election system…the funding…what if it’s all corrupted? All of it?

    This is out there stuff…I know. Sh-t yeah…I know…but what if my friend…he figured it out? Maybe it was that…maybe I’m way the f-ck off the mark here. But…you know the Obama campaign…somethin’ like $300 million…maybe more…probably more…it’s not disclosing those donors? It hasn’t yet? They never will. A ton of donors…laundered in…hidden from view…and that kind of money…you can buy a senator…you can buy a judge…you can buy…

    …You’re willing to kill for it.

    UM: How’s that possible? $300 million? Undisclosed?

    Insider: Yes it’s possible – it was DONE. This president – Obama…he did it. Is doing it…and he’ll do it again…his people…they will do it again. And maybe this time…maybe they’re up to a billion dollars…more? Nobody knows. Money from China? Pakistan? Iran? Libya? Nobody fu–ing knows. That’s what I’m trying to lay out here…and I know it’s a convoluted mish…mish-mashing mess…that’s how they get away with it all. Make it all so damn…messy. You can’t follow it all…it’s impossible.

    UM: But you think your friend might have been…looking into this stuff?

    Insider: I do. Or something related to it…they were onto something. Let me try and summary – summarize it all up here.

    You got a guy who is found dead. Alone. 50-odd years old. Been missing for a coupla weeks before they are discovered. No signs of foul play. The coroner comes out and says natural causes – no investigation. None. Now this person…they are kinda high profile…they got links to presidents for f-cks sake…and NO INVESTIGATION into cause of death? That’s a huge alarm right there. HUGE.

    So this person now dead…you look back the past few years. They got a story…an awful strange story about the President of the United States. Soon after that story happened, they have a business associate getting charged – now going to jail. Good chance this individual was told about that story…and maybe more. Or maybe…coincidence?

    You got a U.S. Senator…powerful Senator…they come out against the administration shortly after the events in Denver. Not long after. Why? Just politics? Or something else? Then again…maybe just coincidence.

    You have my friend in 2010 battling against the Obama approved candidate for a position that could provide the means to take on the administration – full on. Now this campaign is going down less than a year before my friend is to be found dead. Coincidence?”
    ____________

    I have to impress upon everyone to rent the movie- SAFE HOUSE.. The movie doesn’t take you by the hand with a map but certainly points to the existent corruption going on within the government. Plus the fact that Denzel is one of the producers fronting his own money to make the movie outting this corruption for the world to see.

  170. Lol, sleeve ripping at the WH.

    Voters Trust Bill Clinton More Than Obama, Romney When It Comes to Economy

    Former President Bill Clinton recently got himself in hot water in his own party when he disagreed with the current occupant of the White House and called for an extension of the so-called Bush tax cuts. But most voters support extending those tax cuts and express more confidence in Clinton’s economic judgment than that of both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Clinton’s judgment more than Obama’s when it comes to the economy. Just 26% trust the president’s judgment more. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2012/voters_trust_bill_clinton_more_than_obama_romney_when_it_comes_to_economy

    ………………………

    Stick that in your pipe Obama and smoke it.

  171. Mr. Smith: do we know who in the world he is talking about? Who is this senator? Who ended up dead? Who subscribed the 300 million? To me it reads like a riddle. I think there is definitely skulduggery afoot, but I for one cannot make much sense of this. It is all innuendo. All it says to me is Obama is evil and we should all be scared, but it tells us nothing about what needs to be done. And frankly that is my concern about Ulsterman, who predicted previously that Holder would be gone.

  172. I used to think that Ulsterman was somebody like Carvelle. I no longer believe that. I think he is more likely one or more congressional staffers putting this stuff out. Some of them are republican and some may be democrats. I do believe some of the prior posts, which have focused on the role of the media in electing Obama. Those rang very true. But the new stuff is harder for me to accept without more clarity and specificity. I would love to be wrong, and if you can fill in the blanks here, I would be very happy.

  173. Here is an updated version of what I posted above:
    ————————————-
    The classic movie The Night of The Generals, starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif speaks directly to the main political issue of our time.

    There is one particular scene where we see Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in a car speeding away from the western front and a private discussion takes place between him and a general who is his confident. The discussion concerns the incipient plot to remove Hitler and whether Rommel should join or not.

    The general points out that Hitler is still the commander of Germany and its armed forces, and Rommel is Germany’s top soldier, therefore it would be not only dangerous, but treasonous to join in the plot to remove him under any circumstances.

    Whereupon, the Field Marshall responds as follows: “When a commander goes mad, he forfeits his right to supremacy. This may be our last chance to save Germany. If we fail to act now we shall be thought of as traitors. He wants the bodies of all Germans to feed to the funeral pyre on which he will eventually throw himself in Wagnerian glory.”

    Now, let us fast forward to our own time. There is strong evidence that Mr. Obama is a similar kind of sociopath. Consider the testimony of the leading expert in that subject Dr. Sam Vaknin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CUp7qdej8g

    As state secrets leak out of the White House, the economy heads back into recession, our foreign policy is in tatters, our unemployment rates swell, and our nation sinks across the board, the following question becomes pertinent:

    Are those Democrats who fiercely supported Obama and assured us that he was the Second Coming of Christ, willing to stick with him now that his perverse policies, demented leadership and disastrous consequences are more widely known and understood?

    In recent days, some have stepped forward to confront the symptoms—but not the disease itself. None of them have placed the state of mind of Obama squarely in issue—where it needs to be. Mainstream media is too corrupted by self interest to perform that essential task.

  174. Interesting article on free market reforms in Sweden. The thing that strikes me about this is not what tax rates are, etc. The thing that strikes me is the practical bent to say: If its not working, change it.

    School choice, or a partly privatized SS system, or reduction in public sector, are not evil in themselves. Depends on how you do it. Things that WORK, and help the public, are not anti- liberal. Sweden hasn’t become a pack of flaming wing nuts, they are being SENSIBLE.

    One of the biggest problems Dems have is that they are emotionally attached to old policies and programs as almost an article of faith, as holy writ. It renders them incapable of judging things by RESULTS. Indeed, they seem decidedly uncomfortable and change the subject when the topic of results or bang for the buck is brought up.

    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/danieljmitchell/2012/06/11/sweden_the_sensible_and_slowly_shrinking_welfare_state/page/full/

  175. wbboei
    June 11th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    This is one of the few times where the timing for me was wrong to get involved in connecting the dots from one incident to the other because of personal issues that were rolling my way at the time, my complete focus had to be elsewhere.

    I do remember Basil was all in on this making the connections one after the other even to the senator mysteriously found dead and someone here, perhaps, a fan of pink and UM’s site passed her discovery along to Ulsterman. Basil’s discovery was the key piece missing from the equation helping Ulsterman make sense of the whole thing.

    The problem is all of the dots has never been laid out end to end in clear cogent understandable terms because of the complexity of information still hidden from view proving the connection of each dot. Basil is a good researcher and for me to gather all the information she has already digested would mean tons of man hours for me starting from scratch. I trust Basil’s judgement and objectivity and may be of some help clarifying meanings and circumstances closer to the end of her investigation when more facts are made known. I believe we are close to knowing all… But for now, Basil is our go to girl.

    As far as Ulsterman is concerned his batting average is about 99%- I have never seen where he was completely wrong with any of his inside information even though the info might has taken longer to come to pass than he expected. I don’t consider that a negative that should be held against him. I understand about getting rid of Holder- Holder being the US attorney is using the full force of his office and his government connections against Issa and us. He is like a generational welfare case who knows how to use the system to facilitate buying ‘time’ thinking his goal is to get past November when Obama is re-elected. Holder is doing a good job of twisting Justice using every stall tactic known in the legal profession for serving his own corrupt ends waiting until ‘Obama has more flexibility’ knowing Obama has already said- “We do not need Congress” modeling our government as Hitler did.. disbanding Germany’s Parliament for a full Nazi Totalitarian takeover.

  176. http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/11/obamas-early-chicago-rise-brought-african-americans-foreclosures-bankruptcies/

    Obama’s early Chicago rise brought African-Americans foreclosures, bankruptcies

    President Barack Obama wants his 2012 re-election campaign to focus on Gov. Mitt Romney’s private-sector record, but his own private-sector history shows that he promoted and profited from the nation’s disastrous real-estate bubble. One striking example comes from the president’s 1995 housing-discrimination class action lawsuit: It provided him with legal fees, greased his political donations and boosted his role in Chicago politics.

    While he made personal gains, his lead African-American client, Selma Buycks-Roberson, declared bankruptcy in 2001 — and again in 2008 as she received a home foreclosure notice, according to unpublicized federal and city records obtained by The Daily Caller.

    Buycks-Roberson is still likely underwater on her mortgage, owing more to her home lender than the property is worth. Her house has dropped in value by 30 percent since 2010. Its 2011 assessed value for tax purposes was $97,520, well below her 2006 mortgage of $112,400. Meanwhile, the online real-estate database Zillow estimates that home is worth just $69,400 today.

    …snip…

    Reporters have aggressively sought more information from Romney about his business record, but there is no sign that a single reporter has ever asked Obama about his role in Chicago’s housing disaster.

    The closest Obama has ever come to admitting his role in the scandal came in a September 2007 speech to a Wall Street audience.

    …goes on and on…

  177. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/n-y-democrats-may-nominate-anti-israel-radical-congress_646925.html

    N.Y. Democrats Poised to Nominate Former Black Panther, Anti-Israel Radical for Congress
    The heart and soul of the Democratic party?

    New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York’s Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.
    Charles Barron

    In 2010, he told a reporter that in New York’s Crown Heights neighborhood, Jews “only make up 20 percent of the population, but they’ve always walked these streets as if they owned them, and acted as if they are the only ones in the community that matter.”

    Barron once referred to a fellow city councilman, who is Jewish, as a “coward” whose actions on the council were to “satisfy the Jewish lobby.”

    Barron has also called into question the legitimate existence of Israel. “Where should we start [the discussion]?” he said at a Brooklyn church in 2010. “Should we start with the 1906 Zionist Convention, or in 1914, with the Balfour Declaration? With Menachem Begin, the terrorists, all the wars, you want to discuss Israel becoming a state in 1948 when it should not have? Who are the terrorists? You want to talk about the definition of terrorism? How do you define acts of piracy?”

    …………………

    am i surprised…not in the least.

  178. Yes Mrs. S 7:01
    I totally agree about Ulsterman and I am damn proud of my second favorite female politician, Diane Feinstein. She is stepping out with Bill, taking those risks and still behind Hillary 100%. I have voted for her every year and will continue to do so.
    Go Diane, go!!!!

    Her campaign funds were stolen and she crushed all 23 of her opponents in this primary.
    Proving, Californian’s love her and think she is doing a fantastic job.

    I would love for Hillary to run for President, (a given) and have her ask Diane Feinstein to be in her cabinet in a job where they could work side by side. Wadda team they would be.

    I remember some folks on this blog saying I should not vote for any Dem in 2010, even Diane…I said, “Nope, I will vote for her.”

    [snip]
    …and the Senator…they don’t get out of this unscathed either…their entire…my understanding is their entire campaign fund…gone. Taken. And THAT is going down around the same time my friend dies. Again…you wanna call that coincidence? How much coincidence can a fella take before they start to question what the f-ck is going on? That’s where I was at at that point…what the f-ck is going on?

  179. Only in America……

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HITCHHIKER_SHOOTING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-11-11-12-34

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called “The Kindness of America” was injured in a random drive-by shooting along a rural highway near northeastern Montana’s booming Bakken oil patch, authorities said Monday.

    Ray Dolin, 39, of West Virginia, was shot in the arm as he approached a pickup Saturday evening thinking the driver was offering him a ride, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier.

    The shooting took place just west of the town of Glasgow along U.S. Highway 2.

    A 52-year-old Washington man, Lloyd Christopher Danielson III, was arrested about four hours later near Culbertson. Authorities say he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and apparently headed to Williston, N.D., for work tied to the oil boom.

    The shooting follows another random attack earlier this year in which a 43-year-old teacher from nearby Sidney, Mont., was allegedly kidnapped and killed by two Colorado men on their way to the Bakken.

    ……………………….

    i wonder what his next book will be…………..

  180. MoonOnPluto for work tied to the oil boom.
    ——————
    April 2011 I was at a hotel in SW PA. My car was the only one in lot most of the time. I did not see/hear guests traveling in hall. Spoke briefly with person at desk who said it was quiet, good time for renovating and they did have oil workers staying there. Well I saw two of them toward the end of my stay. Skeezy. Filthy looking. Raggy clothers. They nodded hello. Old van piled high with papers, crap of all kinds on dash. Had to be theirs. Shiver.

  181. One more time. This one is a print.
    —————————-
    The classic movie The Night of The Generals, starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif speaks directly to the main political issue of our time.

    There is one particular scene where we see Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in a car speeding away from the western front where he has been reviewing the D-Day defenses. A private conversation takes place between him and a general who is his confidante. The conversation concerns the incipient plot to remove Hitler and whether Rommel should join in it or hold back.

    The general urges Rommel to keep his powder dry. He points out that Hitler is still the commander of Germany and its armed forces, and Rommel is Germany’s top soldier, therefore it would be not only dangerous, but treasonous to join in the plot to remove him from office. And, of course, they will all be shot as traitors if it does not succeed.

    Whereupon, the Field Marshall responds as follows: “When a commander goes mad, he forfeits his right to supremacy. This may be our last chance to save Germany. If we fail to act now we shall be thought of as traitors to the Fatherland. He (Hitler) wants the bodies of all Germans to feed to the funeral pyre on which he will eventually throw himself in Wagnerian glory.”

    Fast forward to our own time. There is clear cogent and convincing evidence that Mr. Obama has a mindset similar to the man Rommel referred to. Consider the testimony of the leading expert in that subject Dr. Sam Vaknin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CUp7qdej8g

    As state secrets leak out of the White House, the economy heads back into recession, our foreign policy is in tatters, our unemployment rates swell, our nation sinks across the board, and Obama grins ear to ear and claims he is not responsible, the following question becomes pertinent:

    Are those Democrats who fiercely supported Obama and assured us that he was the Second Coming of Christ, willing to stick with him now that his perverse policies, demented leadership and disastrous consequences are more widely known and understood? Or will they act to remove him before it is too late for the party, the country and for them?

    There is, I submit, a strong personal incentive for them to act. First of all, sooner or later a sociopath will throw everyone around him on the funeral pyre. In Obama’s case that has certainly proven to be true. Second, if they fail to act then there may well come a point where they too are thought of as traitors to the Fatherland. (See Rommel’s statement above).

    In recent days, some have stepped forward to confront the symptoms—but not the disease itself. None of them have placed the state of mind of Obama squarely in issue—where it needs to be. Mainstream media is too corrupted by self interest to perform that essential task. The Republicans are content to sit back for now and let the gruesome spectacle unfold. But today is D-Day for the American People and we need courageous Democrats to rise above partisan politics and protect the nation from a monster of their own making. Later may be too late.

  182. JOLT!

    has there ever been a president so out of touch with the middle class?

    Another MR ad piggybacking on the “Fine” clip.


  183. Holder contempt charges looming.

    The House Oversight Committee led by Chairman Darrell Issa will vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Fast and Furious stonewalling on June 20. The vote comes after Issa offered to dismiss the charges so long as Holder complied with an October 2011 Congressional subpoena. Holder has failed to do so. The charges will require a majority vote to pass out of the committee and then will be brought to the House floor for a vote; Speaker Boehner is on board.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/06/11/contempt_charges_coming_down_on_holder_june_20

  184. Bwa-ha-ha! Now this here is funny! Check the Little Rascals Music.

    Obama’s Green Jobs: What’s in a name?


  185. ’bout time!!!

    BASIL99
    June 11th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Holder contempt charges looming.

    The House Oversight Committee led by Chairman Darrell Issa will vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Fast and Furious stonewalling on June 20.

    Boner is on board.

    ———-

    Majority vote required? Is that 51%?
    Here is who is on the committee, and there are lots more Reps on it, so hopefully it will pass…then what happens ??

    Committee Members
    112th Congress Oversight Committee

    Rep. Darrell E. Issa (CA-49)
    Chairman

    Ranking Member
    REPUBLICANS

    Rep. Dan Burton (IN-05)
    Rep. John L. Mica (FL-07)
    Rep. Todd Platts (PA-19)
    Rep. Michael Turner (OH-03)
    Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (NC-10)
    Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04)
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03)
    Rep. Connie Mack (FL-14)
    Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-3)
    Rep. James Lankford (OK-5)
    Rep. Justin Amash (MI-3)
    Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)
    Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-1)
    Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (ID-1)
    Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-7)
    Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
    Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8)
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4)
    Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-12)
    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-1)
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
    Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3)

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7)

    DEMOCRATS

    Rep. Edolphus Towns (NY-10)
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
    Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
    Rep. John Tierney (MA-6)
    Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
    Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-9)
    Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5)
    Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
    Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-5)
    Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7)
    Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-1)
    Rep. Peter Welch (VT-At-Large)
    Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3)
    Rep. Christopher Murphy (CT-5)
    Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-12)

  186. Look out East Coasters:

    Coast Guard: Unmanned Navy Aircraft Crashes in Md.

    NANTICOKE, Md. (AP/WBOC)- The U.S. Coast Guard says an unmanned Naval aircraft has crashed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and there are no injuries.

    A spokeswoman for the Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons program says a 44-foot unmanned aircraft on a routine maintenance flight crashed near Bloodsworth Island around noon Monday.

    U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg says the Coast Guard is setting up a safety zone around the marshy area.

    John Wilson, who is chief of the West Side Fire Department, said his department is assisting in the cleanup operations.

  187. Listen Up all you RASCIST!

    Two more words to avoid.

    COOL

    “There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbc-staff-opposition-obama-racist/592346

    BREAK

    “On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an “old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate.” Schultz’s example? He quoted Demint saying that “If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, “It will break him.”

    Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that “break” is a racist verb, “a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves.” Accordingly, the Demint line demonstrated “how dark some of these racial discourses can be in presidential politics.” Peterson said that Cain, by naming Demint as a possible VP pick, “gives those folks a pass” on racism.”

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/ed-cain-says-what-white-gopers-want-hear

    I kid you not.

    Link to the first and apparently Red-face Schultz called the second racial code.

    Facepalm.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbc-staff-opposition-obama-racist/592346

  188. our comment is awaiting moderation. Don’t worry, it might simply be an overactive spam filter.
    June 11th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Listen Up all you RASCIST!

    Two more words to avoid.

    COOL

    “There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged.

    BREAK

    “On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an “old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate.” Schultz’s example? He quoted Demint saying that “If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, “It will break him.”

    Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that “break” is a racist verb, “a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves.” Accordingly, the Demint line demonstrated “how dark some of these racial discourses can be in presidential politics.” Peterson said that Cain, by naming Demint as a possible VP pick, “gives those folks a pass” on racism.”

    I kid you not.

    Link to the first and apparently Red-face Schultz called the second racial code.

    Facepalm.

    (Took out links coz spam wouldn’t accept)

  189. Tells you all you need to know.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/white-house-wont-say-whether-bryson-is-fit-to-serve-125837.html

    White House press secretary Jay Carney declined Monday to say whether Commerce Secretary John Bryson was fit to continue serving after a weekend incident.

    “We’re obviously concerned about the incident. We’re obviously concerned about Sec. Bryson’s health issues,” Carney told reporters.

    Bryson was given a felony hit-and-run citation on Sunday, after striking a vehicle in the Los Angeles area and driving away. He was involved in a second accident a few minutes later, and first responders found him unconscious on the scene. Commerce Department officials said Monday that Bryson suffered a seizure and that no drugs or alcohol were involved.

    “He has been an effective commerce secretary since he has been confirmed,” Carney said, but would not answer questions about his fitness to continue in office or whether his health was involved in the vetting process.

    According to Carney, White House chief of staff Jack Lew called Bryson Monday. The White House said that President Obama did not call Bryson.

    ………………

    Very odd.

  190. I mean if you’re cabinet secretary was found slumped at the wheel apparently “ill”, you would think the President would call him and ask him if he was ok and if he needed to replace him. More to it.

  191. Two more words to avoid.

    COOL

    “There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses,” Rye said. “And to me it was just very racially-charged.

    BREAK

    “On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an “old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate.” Schultz’s example? He quoted Demint saying that “If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, “It will break him.”

    Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that “break” is a racist verb, “a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves.” Accordingly, the Demint line demonstrated “how dark some of these racial discourses can be in presidential politics.” Peterson said that Cain, by naming Demint as a possible VP pick, “gives those folks a pass” on racism.”

    I kid you not.

  192. Weird. I’m trying to post two more words which are no-longer PC according to BO apologists. Cool and break. I kid you not.

    The first appears in a recent article. “There’s an ad, talking about [how] the president is too cool, [asking] is he too cool? And there’s this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the 70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses.”

    The second is something loud-mouthed Schults said during Cain’s candidacy. He said the phrase “It will break him” was an ‘old southern r***ist term.”

    Sorry but I can’t post links.

  193. More of Jay Cost’s deep insight into the political process. The fact that this appeared in Rubin’s column at WashPo is interesting, since it is a direct threat to the Washington DC establishment, who for now at least continue to rule the nation:
    —————————–
    Is the Democratic Party’s current dilemma (its domination by an array of special interests (labor, environmentalists, etc.) the natural result of FDR’s coalition of interest groups?

    To a large degree, yes. The problem with pursuing electoral majorities through patronage is that the interest groups become part of the party. The Democratic and Republican parties are, after all, open organizations. So, it’s not just that FDR won over the votes of organized labor in the 1930s, he brought them inside the tent, where they get a say on what happens next. Add in a half dozen or so other major groups who have a similar say, and suddenly it becomes very difficult for the party ever to defy them, even if the public interest requires it.

    This means that the choices of past party leaders have created structural problems, which today’s leaders cannot simply choose to break free from. FDR had the freedom to operate independent of organized labor; he chose to integrate them into the party; so now his successors lack the freedom he enjoyed.

    How do the Dems get themselves out of the mess — if not SEIU, then who’s going to stuff the coffers?

    I do not know. The best hope for the Democrats had long been the South. Both Carter and Clinton had reformist instincts; though neither of them succeeded in reshaping the party, they both saw the need. A big reason why is that the South does not really have the kind of party clients that dominate in the North, so Southern Democrats were schooled in a different method of politics and brought to D.C. ideas about reform.

    But the Southern Democrats have mostly been wiped out, and none of the remaining ones really stand a chance of getting to the White House, let alone reforming the party. Ideally, a guy like Phil Bredeson in the White House would be great for the party, but he stands no chance of getting the nomination. I do not see a solution for the Democrats at this juncture.

    Does the GOP have a similar problem?

    Yes and no. Yes insofar as the party has long had interests within it that act as clients — mostly businesses and increasingly social conservative groups (although GOP groups play both sides in ways that, say, organized labor does not).

    But no insofar as the GOP responds to its clients differently than the Democrats do. For starters, the Republicans have not had complete control of government very often. Just six years (1953-1954; 2003-2006) in the past 82 years! And the problems the Democratic clients have created have usually come during unified party control, so the GOP has not had the kind of opportunities to do that damage.

    And if you look at the most recent period that the GOP had total control, you’ll see that it did . . . basically nothing. I think that is the real problem for the Republican Party — that many of its potential client groups simply want the status quo retained, even if the conservative movement wants reform.

    Incidentally, that has long been the core problem inherent to the GOP. Its roots are reformist and “progressive” in a lot of respects. However, for generations it was simply the party of the North, so it picked up a lot of interest groups that only want things kept as they are. And still to this day they are a powerful force within the party, despite the tea party, despite 30 years of movement conservatives who want to clean things up, etc.

    What is the connection between constituent-controlled politics and polarization?

    It’s certainly exacerbated things. The two sides are always going to disagree on big, ideological legislation. But when those proposals also include payoffs to some group that is aligned with one party, the other party is going to go ballistic.

    Consider, for instance, that paycheck fairness bill the Senate recently voted down. There are big ideological disagreements there, but political considerations were just as salient, if not more so. There was literally no way the GOP was going to get on board with that — as it was a pretty obvious payoff to the trial lawyers lobby. Why should Republicans vote to change the laws in ways that help Democrats raise more money? This was also a big part of the problem the Democrats had with the stimulus. Why should the GOP vote to borrow money to deliver patronage to Democratic groups?

    That’s the trouble with client groups in a two-party system: The other side does not want anything to do with them. Why should they? And so that injects a partisan element into the ideological conflict. It’s not simply about liberalism versus conservatism, but also about favoring one set of groups or not. That makes matters worse.

    Who are those 7-10% of the electorate who will decide the election?

    They tend to be nonpartisan and non-ideological. They’re like referenda voters — moving back and forth from side to side depending on how they perceive state of the nation, especially the economy. They voted narrowly for Bush in 2004, strongly for Obama in 2008.

    Right now they are not leaning toward the president. Every week Gallup offers up crosstabs of Obama’s job approval by demographic/political group. The “pure independents” (as Gallup calls them) gave him 31 percent support last week. That’s a recent low for the president, but even so he regularly polls under 40 percent with them.

    Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann say it’s all the GOP’s fault — what say you?

    I certainly agree that the GOP has changed over the years and become more conservative in some sense of the word. (But not every sense, as the GOP voted, for instance, to recommit Medicare before it passed in 1965. That’s a more “conservative” stance than the party has today, isn’t it?)

    However, it is tendentious to argue that the Democrats have not changed as well. And in ways that have exacerbated polarization just as much. The rise of the environmentalist, feminist and consumer rights movements have pushed the party to the left. So has the integration of the African American vote into the party coalition. So has the loss of the white South and the Northern Catholic vote. So has the transformation of organized labor, shifting away from the old craft and industrial unions to the government unions and gray-collar unions (like UNITE-HERE and the SEIU, both of which are very left-wing). All of this has pushed the party to the left.

    That Mann and Ornstein do not acknowledge the importance of these trends is actually a sign of how media bias in the D.C. establishment works. It’s all in perception. If I think I’m a moderate (even though I’m a liberal), then I’m going to perceive liberal Democrats as moderates, moderate Republicans as conservative that I can work with, and conservative Republicans as irrational, nihilistic, and ultimately a threat to government itself.

    More than anything else, though, I dispute their premise. They use words like “fault,” implying that polarization is a bad thing. I disagree. It is not necessarily bad!

    What I see is that polarization has increased because the status quo is breaking down from the outside, not the inside. The old way of doing business in Washington would be to count on 4 percent economic growth every year, then dole out the surplus revenue in the form of tax cuts, social welfare benefits, defense and so on. That was the premise of all the grand bargains that Mann and Ornstein remember so fondly. Well, this premise does not exist anymore. As the two parties are coming to understand this, there is less room for common ground and more polarization.

    Ultimately, you don’t need grand bargains to get things done in D.C. The old-guard establishment thinks that is the only way to do business because that is how it had been done for the 50 years following World War II. But those decades of grand bargains were bankrolled on an economy that is no longer capable of growing any more. So now we have to make choices.

    That’s how things can — and ultimately will — be solved: choices at the ballot box. The electorate has to get into its collective brain that guns, butter, low taxes and sustainable deficits no longer go together. And they have to start make some tough choices. Until they do, there will be no more compromises.

    That’s actually a big reason that I live 350 miles from Washington D.C., even though I write about politics for a living. My sense is that sooner rather than later the country is going to pull the plug on the established interests in the Beltway, and I don’t want to be anywhere nearby when it happens. I’ll put it this way: economic growth has averaged 1.7 percent for the last decade; if that happens for another decade, then in 2022 things in D.C. are going to be very different than they are now.

  194. That pretty much sums up today’s democratic party Shadowfox. It has become a very anti-Israeli party, yet astoundingly, it still receives an overwhelming amount of political and financial support from Jewish Americans. I am often ashamed talking to my Christian friends who care more about Israel and the Jewish people than my fellow Jews.

  195. We are now watching the Democrat Party implode, right before our eyes

    What would you call a General who abandoned his troops on the battlefield? I would call him “General Obama”. The worst president in American history (Jimmy Carter just breathed a sigh of relief) — who has set the country up for both fiscal and national security disasters — is literally tearing the Democrat Party apart.

    More interested in protecting his own job, he stayed away from Wisconsin during the entire recall fight (which was lost by the Left, badly).

    And the Clinton wing of the Democrat Party continues to lob grenades at Obama, undermining his bleak message of scapegoating and diversion with shiny objects (“Look over there — it’s a woman who can’t get free contraceptives!”). Consider the following instances of subtle rebellion:

    • Former Clinton Adviser Lanny Davis Goes Off On Obama Aides: “You Have Vicious People Who Are Working For The President” – “It may be meltdown unless they come to their senses. Why would they want to create enemies, or depict people as enemies: who are their friends?”

    • Clinton’s Tax-Cut Position Undercuts Obama Stance – “Former Democratic President Bill Clinton suggested Tuesday that Congress temporarily extend all the Bush-era tax cuts, undercutting President Barack Obama’s position that the rates on upper-income Americans should rise at year’s end.”

    • Ed Rendell: Obama ‘hurt by being a legislator only’ before presidency – “Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell… made his latest swipe at the president Thursday morning in an interview on CBS’s “This Morning.” … Asked by host Charlie Rose whether he thought Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would have handled the presidency differently from Obama, Rendell responded that he thought Clinton “would’ve come in with a lot more executive experience… I think the president was hurt by being a legislator only.” Rendell said.”

    • Bill Clinton On Romney’s Bain Ties: ‘This Is Good Work’ – “During an appearance on CNN on Thursday night, Bill Clinton weighed in on presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s former private equity firm, Bain Capital, which has come under scrutiny in the campaign… “I don’t think we ought to get into a position where we say this is bad work,” Clinton said. “This is good work.” … Clinton characterized Romney’s career as “sterling.””

    • Booker’s big mouth ruins relationship with Obama, Cabinet hopes – “Thinking highly of [Newark Mayor Cory] Booker, Obama’s campaign asked him to appear on “Meet the Press” on May 20 to act as a mouthpiece, but he proceeded to eviscerate one of the president’s key campaign themes… Booker told a national TV audience the president’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at private-equity firm Bain Capital were “nauseating” and made him “very uncomfortable.” … “He’s dead to us,” one ranking administration official said of the prevailing feelings at the White House and Obama headquarters in Chicago.”

    • Deval Patrick, Democratic Governor, Creates Obama Campaign Headache By Defending Bain – “Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended up defending Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday during TV appearances in which the Democratic politician was supposed to be serving as a surrogate for President Barack Obama. Patrick… applauded Boston-based Bain Capital, implicitly criticizing the Obama campaign’s attacks on Romney’s record at the private equity firm.”

    In short, the Democrat knives are out for Obama. But why is all of this happening now?

    Because the Clinton Wing of the Democrat Party is astute enough to know what’s coming. I believe we are watching the first signs of a political tsunami. In state after state, Barack Obama has marshaled only 60% of the vote… as an incumbent president in the Democrat freaking primaries.

    That’s not to say any of this will be easy. It will be a pitched political battle, with every dirty trick, every left-wing media “October Surprise” hit-job, and every illegal voting gambit known to man. It will take all of us, working as hard as we can, to educate our family members, our friends, our neighbors and our colleagues and to ensure that the margin of victory surpasses what I like to call “The Holder Margin”.

    But I feel, deep in my gut, that a Tsunami is about to wash across the American landscape like nothing any of us have ever seen before.

  196. Very odd.
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    Yea, well, if I am right, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It will be like a full moon between now and the election. Remember how it was at the end of the primary. Many strange things. And now the interests who installed Obama are clinging desperately to a life ring in his waning days, knowing that others know who they are and what they did; hoping they will not be pulled down by the undertow when the good ship Lollypop goes under. On the odds, and whether they think so or not they are going down. It is only a matter of time. All it takes is one good investigative reporter.

  197. Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

    UPDATE: Tonight’s ‘Hannity’ show on Fox News will feature Pat Caddell and this exclusive story from “The Victory Sessions” at 9:00 PM ET.

    Pat Caddell joined Stephen K. Bannon on the “Victory Sessions” and told him that National Security Advisor Tom Donilon is likely the source of recent intelligence leaks that have prompted calls for an investigation by Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein. Caddell explains that he is certain Donilon is the source of the leaks because of his background as a political operative and a known “leaker”. The full interview is included in this clip. Caddell names Tom Donilon at the 8:40 mark.

    (The video is not up yet, or was already taken down???)

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/06/10/Exclusive-Caddell-Names-Tom-Donilon-As-Source-For-Leaks

  198. jbstonesfan
    June 11th, 2012 at 2:59 pm
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    The reason I have been trying to reach you is because a close friend of mine has done some tremendous art work on the Holocaust, and it needs a showing. If you have any ideas on whom this individual can talk to please get them to me. It consists of over 30 pieces in painting, glass, bronze and other media. The testimonials are poetic and haunting. Much of it was centered on Ravensbruk which was a concentration camp for women. And there is a special twist to all this which makes it relevant to today’s audiences, as the victims of the original tragedy die off. There was an American version of this too which my friend speaks to directly from personal and family experience as an elder in one of our great Indian tribes.

  199. Wbb

    It will be like a full moon between now and the election. Remember how it was at the end of the primary. Many strange things.

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    Yup, I especially remember the deaths of strong Hillary supporters, Stephanie Tubbs and Bill’s best friend.

    The $hit hit the fan then and all we could do was watch, cry and scream.
    This time, we know where it’s coming from…

  200. Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks
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    BINGO BONGO BINGO. Yes, it is him alright. And don’t forget to check the diaries and computers of the other two big Irishmen in the Administration. I touched on them last night, because I assumed without any hard evidence that they could be involved. Much suspicion has circled around John Brennan. But if anyone thinks that OD did it on his own, all on his own, without discussing it with Axelrod, well they must also believe in the tooth fairy.

  201. Nature and natures laws
    Lay hid in night
    God said let Newton be
    And there was light
    —Alexander Pope
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    Why is our political system incapable of promoting the general welfare?

    Jay makes one point that it is because the Democrat Party is so infested with special interests that it can no longer serve the public interest. I think that is manifestly true, based on the evidence presented. Historically, that party was the best hope for the American People whereas today it is the oppressor.

    But Jay goes on to make another point which is equally if not more important.

    I have long maintained that the greater problem is the Washington establishment. The difference between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell is not nearly as great as the difference between Mitch McConnell and the American People. I know him. He has been to my house. He is as much an artifact of the corrupt Washington establishment and Washington modus operandi as dirty Harry is.

    Jay sheds important light on that aspect of the problem, much like Sir Isaac Newton did on the law of physics. He tells us that the old way of doing business in Washington which could count on 4 per cent economic growth, paying off the special interests and still having enough money in the coffers to promote the public interest through grand bargains is kaput.

    Since the end of World War II, the city of Washington has grown rich and become The New Rome based on that principal, and the elites of that city, be they in government or the private sector do not want the game to change. Indeed, they are as inflexible as the AFL-CIO leadership was in Wisconsin. The largesse they have become accustomed to is no longer sustainable.

    Therefore, I agree with his conclusion, namely that if we continue to falter economically for the next decade, the New Rome will fall to the barbarians. If there is any silver lining to this dark cloud, then perhaps it is that.

    W

  202. Surprised?

    40% drop in American wealth in just 4 years.

    The net worth of the American family has fallen to its lowest level in two decades, according to government data released Monday, driven by a more than 40 percent drop in their stakes in their homes.

    The Federal Reserve’s detailed survey of consumer finances showed families’ median wealth plunged from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010 — a 39 percent decline. That put them on par with median wealth in 1992.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fed-americans-wealth-dropped-40-percent/2012/06/11/gJQAlIsCVV_story.html

  203. Have he tried the Holocaust Museum(s) or Simon Wiesenthal Center?
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    My friend is aware of them. But she needs an entre. If you do not have one then I will look elsewhere. I have other possible sources, but knowing you admirable devotion to Israel and the friendship we feel for each other after all we have been through as commentors on this blog, I wanted to check with you. There are pictures of her work which could be transmitted, insurance has been arranged, we had an entre to another museum, but for unrelated reasons the trail went cold. In museum circles things tend to be cliquish, but this work if seen by someone who is interested will stand on its own merits.

  204. So here is The Big Irishman as adoring Brian Williams described, or as the evidence will likely show the Big Mick With The Even Bigger Mouth, which opens on an off Broadway theater next week–or we hope, in a congressional decision to reject the solution proposed by Obama, i.e. 2 US Attorneys to launch a massive . . . cover-up and appoint a special prosecutor. I would expect that the Big Mick is sitting down with his attorney–probably Bennett will snag this one, and holding a seance on the meaning of life and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. We move swiftly in this courtroom you see: first the verdict then the facts. But don’t forget his likely co-conspirators. It might be worth offering OD immunity if he testifies against Axelrod. Something to consider.

  205. BASIL99
    June 11th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Surprised?

    40% drop in American wealth in just 4 years.
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    Of course not Basil. He promised us change. No one asked what do you mean by change. CERTAINLY NOT BIG MEDIA. They did not want to appear . . . racist. Is it too much to hope that that 40% drop comes out of the hide of the fools who voted for him. Those who saw the problem and voted against Obama should not have to pay for the stupidity of those who voted for him, but alas all of us, except the elites, are in this boat together. There are two places I go to now to preserve my sanity. Here and Jay Cost. That is the only path that I have found through the darkness.

  206. Re: Elizabeth Warren’s native american recipes; ***WARNING: this may not be for the squeamish.

    In my research this day, I came across a first hand account of what the native americans ate and cooked, at least back in 1675 enroute from Massachusetts to Conneticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire:

    (p. 119, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson)

    Finally Mary Rowlandson was forced to leave the burning house. Immediately she saw her brother-in-law fall, dead from wounds; her nephew, whose leg was broken, killed, and her sister shot. All around her was carnage. She was shot through her side and the child she carried in her arms was struck by the same bullet. There were 13 killed and 24 taken captive. According to Mary Rowlandson’s account,
    “I had often before this said, that if the Indians should come, I should chuse rather to be killed by them then taken alive but when it came to the tryal my mind changed; their glittering weapons so daunted my spirit, that I chose rather to go along … then that moment to end my days … .” (p. 121)

    So began Mary Rowlandson’s journey as a servant with her captors, a journey that would take her westward to the Connecticut River and northward into Vermont and New Hampshire and would last for almost three months.

    Wounded in her side and carrying a wounded child, Mrs. Rowlandson began her arduous trek. For the first three days, there was nothing to eat, no roof over her head. At times a warrior carried the child; later she and the child were put up on a horse but she fell off because she couldn’t ride bareback. Finally she and her feverish child were put up behind a warrior. On the fourth day, she met Robbert Pepper, a man captured during the ambush at Beers Plain in Northfield the previous September (1675). He suggested she place oak leaves on her wounded side, a practice that had cured his own leg wound earlier. On February 18, Mary’s child died in her arms and was buried on a hillside by the Amerindians. Her other daughter now belonged to another warrior and she soon found out her son was in a nearby encampment. It seems that although she was a captive, the Amerindians did not prevent her seeing her children and gave her a Bible to read.

    At the end of February, Mary Rowlandson and her master and mistress left the main body of warriors behind. She would not see her daughter again until she was ransomed. In March the small warrior band traveled on to the Miller’s River in Orange, Massachusetts, followed closely by a troop of English. Again, according to the Rowlandson account,
    “… then they made a stop, and chose some of their stoutest men, and sent them back to hold the English Army in play whilst the rest escaped: And then, like Jehu, they marched on furiously, with their old, and with their young: some carried their old decrepit mothers, some carried one, and some another.” (p. 130)
    When the group reached the Miller’s River (Baquaug), everyone fell to cutting dry trees to make rafts to cross the river. Mrs. Rowlandson rejoiced that she was able to cross without getting even a foot wet on that very cold day.

    When Mary Rowlandson was first captured she felt she simply could not eat Amerindian food,

    “The first week of my being among them, I hardly ate anything; the second week, I found my stomach grow very faint for want of something; and yet it was very hard to get down their filthy trash: but the third week, though I could think how formerly my stomach would turn against this or that, and I could starve and dy before I could eat such things, yet they were sweet and savoury to my taste.” (pp. 130-131)

    What kind of food was available to Mrs. Rowlandson?

    “The chief and commonest food was Ground-nuts: They eat also Nuts and Acorns, Harty-choaks, Lilly roots, Ground-beans, and several other weeks and roots, that I know not.

    They would pick up old bones, and cut them to pieces at the joynts, and if they were full of wormes and magots, they would scald them over the fire to make the vermine come out, and then boile them, and drink up the Liquor, and then beat the great ends of them in a Morter, and so eat them. They would eat Horses guts, and ears, and all sorts of wild Birds which they could catch: also Bear, Vennison, Beaver, Tortois, Frogs, Squirrels, Dogs, Skunks, Rattle-snakes; yea, the very Bark of Trees; besides all sorts of creatures, and provision which they plundered from the English.” (pp. 159-160)
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    I can remember a time when families did not have the luxury of throwing out the ‘bad’ parts of food. My own grandmother would cut out, or otherwise remove the bad parts and cook the good parts left.It may not have been a necessity, but their philosophy was, waste not want not. My generation and forward have not practiced the methods. Mrs. Rowlandson does not sound like a country girl to me.

    So, given the menu, Elizabeth Warren’s may not have been authentic as written.

  207. CONSPIRACY THEORY: IS MEDIA HIDING RESULTS???

    I cannot find out what Obama’s winning percent was in the NJ primaries. I know it couldn’t have been 100%, as my wife and I both wrote in Hillary.

    The Star-Ledger didn’t bother getting the real results:

    http://www.nj.com/starledger/results-primary/#presidential

    For Obama, it says, “Uncontested race, no results will be reported”.

    I will keep digging. I guess it wouldn’t have been very PROPAH of them to report that Dickhead only got 70%, that maybe 25% wrote in Hillary.

  208. So, given the menu, Elizabeth Warren’s may not have been authentic as written.

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    WTF, which I don’t say lightly? You think a cookbook published in the 80s should include things that ordinary people wouldn’t eat in the 80s? YOu think that Real Indians(TM) in the 80s still ate roadkill?

    I’ve yet to see the introduction to that cookbook giving its specs. Was it supposed to be recipies unchanged from 1491? Or was it supposed to be recipies that CURRENT Indians liked, regardless of where they got them?

    In any case, the editor of the cookbook and the publisher (an Indian organization) passed Warren’s recipes as fitting in with the theme of the book, whatever it was. And iirc the group was based in Oklahoma. So if crab was a problem, they would have caught it.

    Doesn’t Scott Brown have any good arguments about, yanno, issues or public performance?

  209. rgb44hrc 4:58 PM

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    Yes, this is an important stat, and we should be demanding it. Surly the election office keeps these records and they are available for the public????

  210. Admin, Shadow: I was listening to Pat Caddell above, and he said that the big Irishman’s job was NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AND POLITICAL OPERATIVE.

    Question: it would be a mistake to assign the job of national security advisor to a political operative because he would be tempted to use national security secrets for political ends.

    But it is infinitely worse when you establish a White House position which combines those two mutually exclusive functions.

    During one of the debates Obama described how he would run the White House, it was obvious to me that he had no idea how to structure an organization. You cannot combine those two critical functions in a single job. They must be separate jobs altogether separated by a Chinese Wall. Otherwise there will be leaks.

    During the debates,Obama promised to provide directional leadership and inspiration but would assign the actual running of government to those he would appoint, i.e the best and the brightest like um . . er . . Van Jones. Fantasy Island.

    Hillary did not buy this line of bull. She remembered that she and Bill came to Washington with executive experience, but even then it took two years for them to figure out how Washington works. Without that a president cannot deliver.

    Mainstream media was so busy tingling down their collective leg, that they failed to consider, much less ask, where this might lead. They are the real traitors. If Obama did not exist, they would have to invent him.

  211. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AND POLITICAL OPERATIVE.

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    Yup Wbb, sounds like a conflict of interests if there ever was one.

  212. Basil and Mrs. S-

    Here is part of the timeline posted at UM by America the Beautiful:

    Timeline:

    Kam hears what he is not supposed to hear and tells others November 2008

    March 2009 Kam business partner Hank indicted by the Attorney General Cuomo later Governor Cuomo, soon to prison, also an aid of Feinstein

    November 2010 Kam works against Obama choice for Cali AG, someone who could investigate all the illegal
    Donations to Obama’s campaign from overseas. Obama yet to answer for these illegal contributions

    April 2011 Kam missing for two weeks and found dead…murdered?
    Obama announces sympathy for his aid who helped to “capture” the country

    Bin Laden killed and announced on May 4 2011
    Same day as Kam memorial, Feinstein beats Obama out by 1 hour in the announcement stealing his thunder
    Though Feinstein and intelligence knew of Osama whereabouts since Jan 2011

    Feinstein and other Dems reelection booty and possibly million of campaign funds stolen by woman who managed 400 different bank accounts….including Obama’s Cali monies….if she had considered talking she is now clear to shut up

    Feinstein charged with ethics violation…

    Obama’s AG in California threaten FDIC and will not follow the law on failed mortgages. She will set new terms of her choosing further damaging housing values, the standing banking system and perpetuating the housing crisis. All distend to redistribute value and monies as has been legally recognised by law since the beginning of the United States of America. This will lead to the government deciding who should or should not have a house regardless of who earned a house or paid for a house.

  213. Is the Democratic Party’s current dilemma (its domination by an array of special interests (labor, environmentalists, etc.)

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    Environmentalism is a ‘special interest’? I thought everyone breathed air.

    Labor a ‘special interest’ might be more defensible, but this is teachers, firefighters, nurses, etc being bashed here.

  214. School choice, or a partly privatized SS system, or reduction in public sector, are not evil in themselves. Depends on how you do it.

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    This fits with what you said about regulation. I’d say, in practical terms, it depends on WHO does it: what their actual motives are. School voucher systems might be a good thing if well done, but the plans tried so far have not given good results, unless they are designed by Republicans who are more interested in destroying the public schools than in educating all children.

  215. I think he is more likely one or more congressional staffers putting this stuff out. Some of them are republican and some may be democrats. I do believe some of the prior posts, which have focused on the role of the media in electing Obama. Those rang very true. But the new stuff is harder for me to accept without more clarity and specificity.

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    I don’t really read that ‘Ulsterman’ stuff, but my impression is that the last few have abandoned theme and are going for more clickthroughs — ie shock value to get people to read. Tabloid standards. AKA ‘jumping the shark’.

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