ObamaCare… That’s Real Retarded… Sir

Our headline graciously donated by linguistic expert Rachel Jeantel who because of her etymological skills and her 3.0 average is getting a fully paid four year college scholarship once the 19 year old high school student graduates from the 12th grade. If you don’t like our headline you must be a racist (like Jimmy Carter).

There are many people who won’t like our headline. They will pretend offense at the use of “retarded” and claim family members or friends of theirs have developmental issues that should not be demeaned. We’re not demeaning nuffin, we just be down with our homies (especially Homey Boo Boo Rachel Jeantel). So if you don’t like our headline… that’s retarded… and sir you are a racist and not as dope as we are.

And be aware, racism is everywhere these days. Rasmussen: Near-majority agrees with Zimmerman verdict, 48/34. Lordy, lordy!

We remember how Obama supporters promised Barack would “turn the page” on the past and all that racial stuff. But now things are much worse than ever before and racism is everywhere these days. As proof we have this right-on sista catch by HHS Secretary Sebelius: Opposing ObamaCare is like opposing civil rights in 1964, or something. Oh no she di’int!

You heard it girlfriend. She went there:

“Addressing the annual NAACP convention in Orlando, Fla., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that opponents of Obamacare are the same kind of people who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s. [snip]

“The same arguments against change, the same fear and misinformation that opponents used then are the same ones opponents are spreading now. ‘This won’t work,’ ‘Slow down,’ ‘Let’s wait,’ they say. [snip]

“You showed it in the fight against lynching and the fight for desegregation. You showed it by ensuring inalienable rights are secured in the courtroom and at the ballot box. And you showed it by supporting a health law 100 years in the making.

“With each step forward, you said to forces of the status quo, ‘This will work,’ ‘We can’t slow down’ ‘We can’t wait,’ ‘We won’t turn back.’

Unfortunately for Sebelius and other race-baiters the truth is other than what they propose. Sebelius is either lying or does not know that the problem was Democrats back in 1964.

And the problem increasingly is Obama Dimocrats in 2013 too! The very Obama Dimocrats that attacked Obama’s health scam opponents are now the very same Obama Dimocrats denouncing the ObamaCare they supported and helped finance to passage. Yes, we mean Union leaders: ObamaCare will “destroy the very health and wellbeing” of America’s working class. Say Whaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt???

“Bear in mind that Big Labor went to bat for ObamaCare in a big way throughout the months-long debate over its passage. When Tea Party activists demonstrated to raise opposition to the legislation, unions like the Teamsters counterprotested, sometimes violently, in an attempt to intimidate conservatives into acquiescence. Unions spent big money in the 2010 election hoping to protect Democrats from the consequences of their votes on ObamaCare, arguing that the bill would help the working class by sticking it to insurers and fat cats.

Now that the law is about to be implemented, though, it suddenly looks awful to union leaders like Teamsters president James Hoffa, UFCW president Joseph Hanson, and UNITE-HERE president D. Taylor. The Wall Street Journal published a letter on Friday that the union leaders sent to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi expressing shock, shock that a massive and expensive government intervention would screw up the labor market:

Here come the racists, here come the racists, here come the racists:

Union Letter: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy The Very Health and Wellbeing’ of Workers

Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi:

When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.

Now this vision has come back to haunt us.

Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration, seeking reasonable regulatory interpretations to the statute that would help prevent the destruction of non-profit health plans. As you both know first-hand, our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with a stone wall by the White House and the pertinent agencies. This is especially stinging because other stakeholders have repeatedly received successful interpretations for their respective grievances. Most disconcerting of course is last week’s huge accommodation for the employer community—extending the statutorily mandated “December 31, 2013” deadline for the employer mandate and penalties.

Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios:

First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.

Second, millions of Americans are covered by non-profit health insurance plans like the ones in which most of our members participate. These non-profit plans are governed jointly by unions and companies under the Taft-Hartley Act. Our health plans have been built over decades by working men and women. Under the ACA as interpreted by the Administration, our employees will treated differently and not be eligible for subsidies afforded other citizens. As such, many employees will be relegated to second-class status and shut out of the help the law offers to for-profit insurance plans.

And finally, even though non-profit plans like ours won’t receive the same subsidies as for-profit plans, they’ll be taxed to pay for those subsidies. Taken together, these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable, and will undermine the health-care market of viable alternatives to the big health insurance companies.

On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.

We believe that there are common-sense corrections that can be made within the existing statute that will allow our members to continue to keep their current health plans and benefits just as you and the President pledged. Unless changes are made, however, that promise is hollow.

We continue to stand behind real health care reform, but the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans including the members of our respective unions.

We are looking to you to make sure these changes are made.”

Sorry racists – there is NO HOPE for CHANGE.
You broke it, now you will pay you racists!

Racists, racists, racists, racists, racists….:

The union leaders who signed this letter should all resign in disgrace — not because of the letter itself, but because the letter implicitly admits that they’ve been nothing but shills for the administration’s agenda without any thought of how those policies would impact membership. They spent millions of dollars collected from those workers to make their lives worse.”

Everywhere. Damn racists are everywhere! Everywhere.


189 thoughts on “ObamaCare… That’s Real Retarded… Sir

  1. Hey, race-baiting pays in more ways than one.

    Al Sharpton has a new squeeze:


    “Al Sharpton finds new love in a decades-younger Westchester stylist

    The 58-year-old civil rights activist and MSNBC broadcaster is dating Aisha McShaw, 35, who has been spotted with Sharpton at black-tie affairs.

    Al Sharpton has a new, decades-younger, attractive main squeeze.

    The civil rights activist and MSNBC star, 58, is dating 35-year-old Aisha McShaw, a Westchester “personal stylist” who has been seen on Sharpton’s arm at several recent black-tie affairs, including the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and President Obama’s holiday party in December.

    When she arrived in a form-fitting black and white dress with a sharp-suited Sharpton at the New York County Democratic Committee Award Ceremony on Monday night, the Daily News asked her to define her relationship with the civil rights powerhouse.

    “I’m his girlfriend,” McShaw said before Sharpton intervened to shepherd her away from a reporter.

    She told The News that she works as a “personal stylist,” but Sharpton quickly shuffled her off without letting her elaborate on her profession.

    He refused to answer a question about how long the two had been an item.

    Sharpton’s relationship with McShaw appears to be the most serious one he’s had since separating from his wife Kathy in 2004 after 24 years of marriage.

    At the time, Sharpton’s publicist said the two — who met when Kathy was working as a backup singer for James Brown — had simply grown apart.

    Sharpton has been spending a lot of time with McShaw. The two have been photographed at elegant bashes all over the country for months.

    The young stylist, who is registered to vote as independent in Mamaroneck, says on her LinkedIn page that she works in financial services as a personal banker at Wells Fargo.

    Though Sharpton was tight-lipped about his personal life Monday, the normally press-loving rabble-rouser was happy to pontificate with reporters on the city’s political races.

    Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer — Democratic rivals in the high-profile race for city controller — had both recently reached out to him, he said.

    “I have not made an endorsement there. . . . Both of them have called me and I told both of them that I was in the middle of the Trayvon Martin thing,” he said.

    Good to know that “Trayvon Martin thing” does not stop race-baiter love.

  2. As we all thought its been political cover last few days.

    George Zimmerman unlikely to face federal charges (DOJ Officials say difficult to prove racial bias)


    WASHINGTON — George Zimmerman is unlikely to face federal charges for killing black teenager Trayvon Martin because it would be difficult to prove he acted out of racial bias, Justice Department officials said Tuesday.

    Four years ago, Congress adopted a stronger federal hate crimes act to empower federal prosecutors to go after violent crimes of bias. Since then, the Obama administration has won convictions against more than 140 defendants who chose their victims because they were gay, disabled or members of racial or religious minorities.

    But a successful federal prosecution of Zimmerman would require clear evidence that he set out to attack the unarmed Martin because he was black.

    Although that is exactly what many Americans see in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old, it can be very hard to prove in court, legal experts said. So far, prosecutors have not shown evidence that Zimmerman acted out of racial bias.

    “I’d be very, very surprised if we took it,” said one federal civil rights prosecutor, speaking anonymously because no decision had been made. “It’s a very tough, tough case to sell” because of the lack of witnesses.

    “The difficult element would be proving racial motivation beyond a reasonable doubt,” said University of Michigan law professor Samuel Bagenstos, a former civil rights attorney in the Obama administration. “In most of these [hate crime] cases, you have someone who had made racial statements or you have a group who goes looking to attack a person based on their race.”

    But in the confrontation between Zimmerman and Martin, “no one else was there who could testify about the motivation,” he said.

  3. Damn Them – Whoever Wrote This Crappola!

    Trayvon Martin and Making Whiteness Visible

    If there’s one good thing to come out of the George Zimmerman verdict, it’s the acknowledgement of white privilege

    If there is one hopeful note amidst all the anguish and recrimination from the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it’s that growing numbers of white people have come to appreciate whiteness for what it is: an unearned set of privileges. And as a result of that dawning awareness, it’s become possible to imagine a day when that structure of privilege is dismantled – by white people.

    Recall that immediately after the killing of Trayvon Martin, people of every race took to the Internet to declare “I Am Trayvon Martin.” They wore hoodies. They proclaimed solidarity. That was a well-meaning and earnest attempt to express empathy, but it also obscured the core issue, which is that Martin died not because he was wearing a hoodie but because he was wearing a hoodie while black. Blackness was the fatal variable.


  4. These are real gems Admin!!

    – Our headline graciously donated by linguistic expert Rachel Jeantel who because of her etymological skills

    – We’re not demeaning nuffin, we just be down with our homies

    – you are a racist and not as dope as we are

    – Union leaders: ObamaCare will “destroy the very health and wellbeing” of America’s working class. Say Whaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt???

    I can picture you Admin – in your hip hop outfit, spinning around on your back and giving us pumped up arm signals.


  5. fully paid four year college scholarship once the 19 year old high school student graduates from the 12th grade.
    by order of Sebenius, she will get a college scholarship when she graduates from the second grade. The 12th grade requirement has been shown to have a disparate impact upon blacks, just as the requirement of no felonies in the last five years is now an unfair labor practice. But best of all, she does not have to attend college to get the money. CNN’s affiliate Time Warner, will commission her to write a book on linguistics, and a million dollar signing bonus, but all the skiddles she can consume. Sweet deal? Not really. She is entitled to it. A star is born. And if you don’t like the movie then you must be a redneck—no, no, no, excuse me, a racist.

  6. The article posted by Leonora is of a piece with several other connect the dot moments. http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/news/zimmerman-verdict-latinos-nclr-speak-out#axzz2ZKcQ6QHm

    Consider that Obama did several interviews yesterday on Spanish language stations and was not asked about Latino Zimmerman! The biggest story in the nation, involving a Latino, and not one question on the topic.

    The Rasmussen poll linked to in today’s article is one of the few to sample public opinion on the Zimmerman verdict. The public verdict is almost a majority in favor of the verdict. Meanwhile not one poll posted of Latino reaction to the Zimmerman verdict.

    The article above about Latino organizations protesting against Zimmerman is very like the ObamaCare issue and the unions. The unions (how long have we been writing about this and about how many groups?) do not represent the workers they claim to represent and only know are they protesting ObamaCare.

    The reason the unions are now protesting against ObamaCare is not because their dues paying workers are about to get hurt real bad. The reason the unions are protesting ObamaCare now is because they realize that ObamaCare will finish them off and they don’t want to lose the cushy jobs and good pay given to them by their slave workers.

  7. It just might take a wholesale collapse of the newspaper, magazine, television business to create the house cleaning that is required. Since the nineties, perhaps even longer, they have been in a race to the bottom. What passes for “news” these days is the most trivial, salacious nonsense. It has taken the American culture down with it and what we need is a big dump of all of these bad actors.

    Here is a short piece by Andrew Klavan that goes right to the heart of the matter:

    Journalism Beneath Contempt
    Posted By Andrew Klavan On July 16, 2013

    The Democratic Party is a machine for inciting grievances in order to consolidate its power. The Republican Party is also just such a machine, but poorly run. Incompetence and stupidity are its only saving graces. Journalists who cast a hostile and suspicious eye equally on both would be…  well, they would be journalists, wouldn’t they? How can you suspect the stratagems of those who seek power and go far wrong?
    Instead, what we have in our news media is a cabal of over-educated but under-smart elites under the hilarious impression that one power-hungry party is out for the good of mankind and the other staunchly opposed. It’s such a stupid thing to think — such a blitheringly naive proposition — that reacting to them with outrage seems almost unkind, like slapping a child for believing in Santa Claus.
    And yet one feels one has to say something. Take a look at the mighty John Nolte’s timeline of journalistic lies about the Zimmerman-Martin affair. From CNN falsely attributing a racial slur to Zimmerman, to NBC’s actionable editing of audio to make Zimmerman seem racist, to the New York Times‘ invention of a unique racial category (white Hispanic) useful for nothing but the ginning up of public hostility, there is a childlike insistence that the world be as Democrats claim it is, rather than as it really is, a willing suspension of disbelief in a political distortion. It really is so infantile that it would be kind of sweet and silly if it weren’t so dangerous. I mean, it’s all fun and games until somebody puts out an eye — or burns down a city.
    This is not a political problem, it’s a cultural one. Leftist journalists trained by leftist professors and encouraged by leftist entertainers to slavishly serve the aims of leftist politicians. This circle will not be broken by the cowards and hapless fools on the other side of the political aisle, but only by new educators and new journalists and new culture makers who refuse to conform, rebels who respond to the ceaseless barrage of cynical and racist distortions with facts and moral truths. They can be liberals or conservatives as long as they’re honest. They just can’t be liars and clowns as most journalists seem to be today.
    It better happen fast — it better happen now — because jurors like the ones in the Zimmerman trial, jurors who serve the truth above all, will be ever harder to find in a culture shaped by the current set of miscreants.
    This has been a shameful affair and America’s newsrooms — and the people who create and encourage them — are to blame.

  8. “Sen. John McCain spent the weekend negotiating with Majority Leader Harry Reid on a deal to avert Reid’s threatened use of the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules to eliminate filibusters on Presidential nominations. Through his heroic efforts, McCain was able to secure a complete GOP capitulation on 7 pending nominations. Reid secured all the benefits of exercising the “nuclear option” without the political cost of actually using it.”

    Rubio is his designated successor. Meanwhile light in the loafters Lindsay, who could not quite get the job done on Benghazi investigation, is making splashy headlines with bombastic threats to boycott the Moscow Olympics, if Putin does not give up Snowden. I have got a better idea. Lets give them Lindsay. He would look good in a gulag.

  9. George Zimmerman vs OJ Simpson

    By Larry Johnson on July 17, 2013 at 12:59 PM in Current Affairs

    Reflecting on the madness that has accompanied the just and proper verdict in the bogus case brought against George Zimmerman, I am struck by the disparity of the public reaction among many black Americans. Zimmerman admitted he killed Trayvon Martin. It was an act of self-defense. OJ? He killed his wife, but never admitted to doing so.

    The message we are hearing today from the race baiters and those who hide under the banner of civil rights is that George Zimmerman, a brown man, is white man keen on killing “niggas.” But pushing this lie hinges on ignoring Zimmerman’s heritage as the descendant of a black Peruvian. Yes, he had a white father, but the physical appearance is Latino.

    The truth of Zimmerman is told in his interaction with Afican Americans in his community. He dated a black girl, he tutored black children and he acted to support a black man harmed by the police. Yep, that’s a closet racist.

    So, where’s the beef?

    Zimmerman claimed he killed Trayvon only after Trayvon, who claimed to be a fan of Mixed Martial arts, punched Zimmerman in the puss, mounted him like a jockey on a horse, and began dribbling the “White Latino’s” head off of the sidewalk.

    The Civil Rights charlatans insist this was profiling. It ain’t profiling when the M.O. of home break-ins and robberies are carried out by teenagers wearing hoodies. They just happened to be black. I will guarantee you that Zimmerman never would have called the 911 non-emergency number if he came across a 60 year old black man or woman wandering the sidewalks in the rain. In fact, Zimmerman would have pulled over, asked them if they needed a ride. The prior home invasions in the neighborhood were the impetus of George Zimmerman getting involved in neighborhood watch. That ain’t profiling.

    But the black and white race baiters continue to agitate on the point that Zimmerman targeted a black child. Utter nonsense.

    Were they equally outraged when OJ Simpson attempted to decapitate his wife? Hell no. That was more racism. The White Man trying to punish the brother for doing his Mandingo thing to the White Woman. No justice, no peace.

    What is really telling is the reaction to the jury decision. I have heard several comment on the fact that “there were no blacks on Zimmerman’s jury.” Well, Zimmerman is half white and half latino. Guess what, the jury was comprised of whites and latinos. Reports circulating claim there was a black man excused from the jury pool who, from the sounds of it, is a conservative and fan of Sean Hannity.

    Remember all of the white people who rioted when the OJ Simpson jury, comprised largely of black people, returned a not guilty verdict? Oh yeah, they didn’t. I know a lot of folks of caucasian persuasion felt the jury got it wrong, but they didn’t riot.

    The next few years will be telling, but I have a prediction–George Zimmerman will continue to be a caring, giving person. Those African American friends of him will help bridge that gap. They understand he does not judge people by skin color, but by action.

    One final point–damn am I glad to live in Florida. Love the “stand your ground law.” Helps inhibit the stupidity of bar fights and other brawls. As for Eric Holder and Barack Obama, wish they cared even a little bit about the black holocaust in Chicago. In Chicago, if you are black and young then you are done.

  10. Here’s the 411:

    Al Sharpton has Rachel Jeantel on tonight. We don’t watch MSNBC so don’t expect more 411 from us:


    Format: Mr. Sharpton and Ms. Jeantel will take turns bewildering each other. First person to seven points wins (win by two).

    MSNBC Normally: A bus accident

    MSNBC Tonight: A train derailment into the scene of a bus accident, and also, there was a circus on the train and now there’s elephant poop everywhere.

    Update: Chris Matthews is wrapping up. Once they clear the studio of gin, vomit, and Howard Finemann, we’ll be ready for the main event, the Raucous in Seacaucus.

  11. From Rachel Jeantel, a bombshell – Trayvon, she thinks, hit first.


    On Huffington Post Live today, Rachel Jeantel expounded on her thoughts on what occurred when Zimmerman and Martin met face to face. “I believe Trayvon hit first,” she said. She went on to describe how she believed that Trayvon throwing the first punch was likely caused by Zimmerman attempting to grab and detain Martin. (via Huff Post)

  12. Remember all of the white people who rioted when the OJ Simpson jury, comprised largely of black people, returned a not guilty verdict? Oh yeah, they didn’t. I know a lot of folks of caucasian persuasion felt the jury got it wrong, but they didn’t riot.—Larry Johnson

  13. Sen. John McCain spent the weekend negotiating with Majority Leader Harry Reid on a deal to avert Reid’s threatened use of the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules to eliminate filibusters on Presidential nominations. Through his heroic efforts, McCain was able to secure a complete GOP capitulation on 7 pending nominations. Reid secured all the benefits of exercising the “nuclear option” without the political cost of actually using it.”
    Pretty good reason why the Republican Party is dying. Lance Romance Preibus thinks its because they do not appeal to Hispanics. At this point, they do not appeal to their base either. Not with McCain and Graham speaking for the party. They have a track record of losing every battle they enter into. And the public has no time for losers.

  14. skinny Sharpton looks downright creepy!

    Cialus has been known to have these effects.

    The problem is nobody listens after the first thousand words of disclaimer.

  15. http://www.boston.com/2013/07/17/dems-pin-immigration-hopes-gop-ryan/u6eTsl2D4aMAttcsUR8cVN/singlepage.html

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats doggedly pursuing a far-reaching immigration bill are counting on help from Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate last year and an unlikely candidate for delivering the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda.

    Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman who is frequently mentioned in the GOP lineup of possible 2016 presidential candidates, stands apart from many fellow House Republicans in favoring a way out of the shadows for the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. in violation of the law.

    He casts sweeping overhaul as a necessity to ensure both economic and national security — a fitting argument for an acolyte of Jack Kemp, the late Republican congressman and 1996 vice presidential candidate who backed an ill-fated effort in 2006 to overhaul the immigration system.

    ‘‘Paul Ryan says we cannot have a permanent underclass of Americans, that there needs to be a pathway to citizenship,’’ says Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who has been working relentlessly on immigration legislation. ‘‘He is my guiding light. I know I get him in trouble every time I say it.’’

    Senior White House aides often mention the Wisconsin Republican as crucial to the prospects for legislation this year, hoping the Republican with impeccable conservative credentials will sway recalcitrant House members. Ryan also is a reminder of two other powerful forces backing an overhaul of immigration laws — the Catholic Church and business.

    Ryan is a practicing Catholic who made a point of attending Mass every Sunday during the jam-packed 2012 campaign; the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly favors the first major changes to immigration in 27 years.

    Ryan also represents a southeast Wisconsin district in a state that relies on the manufacturers of Waukesha engines, Kohler generators and numerous supply chains. The companies are counting on immigrants to fill future factory jobs.

    ‘‘The American economy needs immigration reform, certainly the Wisconsin economy does,’’ said Kurt Bauer, the president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce.

    Ryan made his appeal at last week’s closed-door GOP meeting, urging Republicans to seize the moment and opportunity.

  16. Leanora
    July 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    I can’t believe this:

    Zimmerman – NCLR & Latinos Speak Out

    Nationwide, Latino groups and leaders, including civil rights group National Council de la Raza (NCLR), have taken to the streets and the halls of power to rally alongside the African American community against the acquittal of George Zimmerman.


    My husband is Latino, I asked him WTF, why are your people not out in droves supporting Zimmerman and calling this farce on the racist card?

    He said CA Latinos are not representative of Latinos in America general. They are about the power and money they are given to support causes they are “told” to.

    The Latino power base has decided he is not Latino enough!

  17. admin
    July 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Shadowfax, we’re down with the dope moves. 🙂 Up tingles.


    😆 Admin good one. 😆

  18. Ryan made his appeal at last week’s closed-door GOP meeting, urging Republicans to seize the moment and opportunity.
    Sure Paul. Seize old sparky, and find out how it feels to get electrocuted. The rest of the country does not give a fuck if the manufacturers in your state has an abundance of cheap labor, and the Catholic Bishop likes illegals for the same reason Jebediah does–they are so polific. It is a simple equation: More bodies, more money in the offering plates. I have seen the Catholic fundraiser called The One Great Hour of Sharing fund these leftist causes.

  19. He said CA Latinos are not representative of Latinos in America general. They are about the power and money they are given to support causes they are “told” to.
    And this is the group that the RNC thinks they can attract to their party, if they just bend their principles a little? Ask Rove and he will tell you they are a natural constituency because they honor family and religion. But Rove is Bush’s brain, so how smart can he possibly be. That question was answered with finality in the 2012 election.

  20. wbboei
    July 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I work for a Catholic Hospital and they are funding a bus, RV really, and they are going cross country in support of Amnesty. Disgusting.

  21. ADMIN: off topic but important, because you have written about some of this before, emphasizing the continuing importance of the white vote.

    Not surprisingly, indeed predictably, Texiera and Judas are attacking Sean Treade’s thesis and his implicit challenge to their permanent democrat majority theory. Texiera is full of vitrol which is also predictable from someone who lacks confidence in his theory. There is a huge X factor which Texiera cannot seem to account for, like any other straight line progression sort of analysis. The 2000 and 2004 are paradigmatic examples. That is not to say that Treade’s thesis is perfect. It neglects to factor in the Asian demographic, which voted Republican during the Reagan years, and has since drifted the other way. But Treade’s conclusion is quite important–that six million white voters stayed home in 2012, and some of this occurred in solidly blue states, but in other cases, it happened in big electoral states like Ohio and Pennsylvania where it could have made a difference.

    “The Democrat vote grew steadily year to year throughout this period, consistent with the view (implicit in all of Teixeira’s analyses and those who follow a similar demographics-are-everything approach) that the Democrats are mainly a collection of interest groups that grow with the populations they represent. The Republican vote, by contrast, was much more volatile (and susceptible to being drawn off by dissenters like Perot), reflecting the fact that Republicans are a more ideological party and therefore more dependent on the issue environment (particularly the presence of national security as a major issue) and the quality of the party’s candidate and platform to draw votes. Candidates and campaigns still matter, and matter more to Republicans. It’s entirely plausible to think the GOP will run better candidates and better campaigns in the future – that the McCain and Romney campaigns were not the best of all possible Republican campaigns.

    Specifically, we are not so far removed from George W. Bush and his Karl Rove-led political operation figuring out how to increase the GOP vote from 39 million voters in 1992 and 1996 to 50 million in 2000 and 62 million in 2004, a feat that astounded liberal observers at the time and upended conventional wisdom that the GOP could only succeed in a low-turnout environment. The 2004 election came after Ruy Teixeira and John Judis had published their “Emerging Democratic Majority” book in 2002, and Teixeira spent the 2004 election arguing so vociferously that the polls were overestimating Republican turnout that Mickey Kaus acidly remarked the day after the election “Bush 51, Kerry 48: Pollster Ruy Teixeira demands that these raw numbers be weighted to reflect party I.D.!”

    Teixeira wasn’t the first or last election analyst to assume that dramatic changes in the turnout environment were implausible; many observers on the right, myself and Trende included, spent a good deal of 2012 questioning how Obama could recreate the dramatic shift away from 2004′s turnout that we saw in 2008. The point here is the danger of assuming that present trends will continue unabated forever.”


  22. The above is why I think it unwise for Hillary to lend support to the race baiting we are seeing today. In 2008 she recognized the importance of the white demographic, but today she seems to be swinging in the opposite direction. If Texiera is right, then I suppose you could say fuck white people, we don’t need them, and why not scapegoat them. That would be Sharpton’s position. But what if Texiera is wrong? What if demographics is not destiny? What then?

  23. ObamaCare’s Coalition Begins to Fracture
    Three big unions worry that the health law will hurt their members’ benefits and paychecks.

    “Union leaders are correct that ObamaCare “creates an incentive to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week.” After all, employers can avoid a $2,000-per-worker fine if they don’t provide insurance as long as employees work fewer than 30 hours a week. Union leaders have realized—too late—that ObamaCare will affect the livelihood of millions of workers who wait tables, wash dishes, clean hotels, man registers, stock shelves and perform other tasks that can be limited to shifts of less than 30 hours a week. The White House take on this concern? Press Secretary Jay Carney said it “is belied by the facts.”

    But the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that, in 2010, the year ObamaCare passed, full-time employment grew at an average monthly rate of 114,000 while part-time employment dropped an average of 6,000 a month. So far this year, as ObamaCare is being implemented, full-time employment has grown at an average monthly rate of 21,700 while part-time employment has increased an average of 93,000 a month.

    The three union leaders also complained their nonprofit insurance plans are still subject to ObamaCare’s new 2%-3% tax on each insurance policy. They want their members exempted from the tax every other family with health insurance must pay. Who knew labor leaders were such staunch tax opponents?

    It will not help Democratic enthusiasm in the 2014 midterm elections if ObamaCare causes (a) more workers to lose their union-provided insurance and (b) their hours and paychecks to be cut. In addition, Democratic candidates could be seriously damaged if the three labor bosses follow through on their letter’s threat to stop helping elect Democrats if the law isn’t changed.”


  24. gonzotx
    July 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    The Latino power base has decided he is not Latino enough!


    why don’t they take a look and listen to his mother…


    this whole thing is evolving into the point of being ridiculous

    as was said above…racism is getting worse and worse…and the divide wider…thanks to the media and the race baiters that just won’t let go…

    …many of us are appalled…as Sowell asks and said…what went wrong?…

    for many of us things have become invisible…and better all the way around…yes there are still bad guys…white bad guys (& gals)…black bad guys…brown bad guys, etc…but as far as racism…we have become friends, we have married each other, had children of all variations…we work together…play together…we don’t even think about it…and now suddenly comes the media and race baiters to TELL US that white people want to kill black children…bla, bla, bla.

    today there is an explosion in the news regarding a black man who stabbed and killed a six year old girl and threw her in the dumpster…


    if the race baiters care about “their children” as they keep shouting…then take care of home base …

    instead they want to make Rachel Jeanil a rock star…a role model..if you can believe that…this is the dumbing down of America personified…

    today i was in my car in thinking…and i feel so assaulted by all these accusations about white priviledge and the obvious hatred of many black people towards whites…and then I am interacting with all people all day and I do not see it…I see us being friendly and cordial to each other…and just getting along normally

    and then i think…I am Italian…however I will be honest, if someone quizzed me, there are times when I would not be able to tell you who is Italian, or Latin, or AA…I can’t even tell and I don’t care…so isn’t that being color blind?

    what is all this ranting and every show on tv starring Rachel and the topic of the trial supposed to do? is this supposed to make all of us closer? or push us all further apart? are we supposed to start not likeing friends that we never even knew or thought about that were a different race…are we supposed to start seeing them differenly?

    to me, this is all sick and so last century people…come on…we are so passed so much of what certain people are trying to recreate…

  25. now here is a perfect example of the media bias…Zimmerman is acquitted and yet his picture is plastered everywhere…

    this guy i just mentioned that killed the six year old girl…every article on google states the facts of what happened, not one shows his picture or mentions his race…

    I happened to see his photo on CNN…

    you have to google Matthew Flugence ( 20 years old) to see who this creep was that stabbed the six year old and threw her in a dumpster…

    where is the outrage? where is the NAACP talking about this at their meeting?
    where is sharpton? Jesse Jackson? all those pundits on CNN, MSNBC HNLTV? where is Rachael, new spokeswoman for saving the lives of “her people”???


  26. oops…forgot two other key people

    Where’s O? and where’s Eric Holder? don’t they care about a six year old little girl being stabbed for no reason by a 20 yr old?

  27. ObamaCare’s Coalition Begins to Fracture
    And so goes “the greatest civil rights victory since 1964”, according to the NY Times–that font of social wisdom, that bastion of integrity, that keeper of the flame, the gold standard of American journalism.

    However, after seeing what they have become since 2007, one begins to suspect that somewhere in their pedigree past, a bitch jumped over the wall.

  28. There are irreconcilable differences between the base of the Republican party, and the Washington insider RINOS who control the purse strings, and love to kick sand in the faces of the people they supposedly represent. There are, in short, grounds for divorce. The red hot issue now is the Gang of 8 proposal, and the pressure being brought to bear on the House leadership. If Boehner folds, it is curtains for him and his party. His trust level is less than zero.
    Ken Crow, co-founder of TeaPartyCommunity.com, got cheers from the hundreds in attendance at the rally when he delivered the tea party’s message to House Speaker John Boehner.

    “Mr. Boehner, if you want to run this bill through, you want to have subcommittees, you want to tailor something similar but not quite, do so at your own political peril because I’m going to tell you now, the tea party community and the tea party world and conservatives across this nation will ensure that next year you’re going to get to send your resume out and I can promise you ‘gang of 8,’ the same goes for you,” said Crow on Capitol Hill at Upper Senate Park.

    The Senate passed an immigration reform bill in June that offers a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

    “Do you think Senator Rubio can hear us now?” Crow asked the crowd.

    Former Florida Rep. Allen West, director of Next Generation programming at PJ Media, said the Senate and President Obama think legalizing illegal immigrants is more important than addressing America’s unemployment situation, particularly among African-Americans.


  29. More along the lines of what we wrote:


    Every revolution devours its children, but it’s still surprising to see some of ObamaCare’s keenest boosters deny paternity so soon after the birth. Witness the emotional volte-face from three top union leaders, warning that the program will “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40-hour workweek that is the backbone of the American middle class.” [snip]

    The first union grievance is that the employer mandate is leading business to hold worker hours below 30 hours a week to comply with the Administration’s regulatory definition. Despite the one-year suspension of the mandate, many businesses that must provide insurance or pay a penalty are shifting to part-time labor, and the union chiefs explain that “fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.” Nice to know Mr. Hoffa is reading these columns. [snip]

    But the Teamsters, UFCW and Unite-Here do have a point that ObamaCare will damage their current coverage—in violation of Mr. Obama’s frequent pledge that if you like your health plan you can keep it. Under Taft-Hartley, companies can jointly contribute to nonprofit health-care trusts. These are especially useful for workers in low-income or intermittent industries like hospitality, because they can maintain continuous coverage during periods of joblessness.

    Mr. Hoffa claims Taft-Hartley plans will be “relegated to second-class status,” and he’s right. ObamaCare’s financial structure encourages employers to quit the trusts when collective-bargaining contracts expire, and then dump the 20 million Americans with such coverage into the worse and more expensive government plans. That will force out of existence the gains that “have been built over decades by working men and women,” the union letter says.

    This union remonstrance is on the heels of the 22,000-member United Union of Roofers call in April “for repeal or complete reform” of ObamaCare. No doubt there will be more such retractions in the months to come.

    What Mr. Hoffa and the other union reps don’t mention amid their cold sweats is that less employer-provided insurance means less of a role for unions as middle men in contract negotiations. Then again, all of the harm they are now discovering was obvious during the ObamaCare debate. It’s another reminder that Big Labor now exists mainly for the benefit of unions and their leaders, rather than the workers they supposedly represent.

    That last sentence is key.

  30. “what is all this ranting and every show on tv starring Rachel and the topic of the trial supposed to do?”
    And the Progs aren’t listening to what she is saying, basically that she and Martin “profiled” Zimmerman as a gay male on the prowl and Martin circled back and beat the shit out of the “crazy ass cracker”. In Rachel’s world, crazy ass cracker is “crazy ass-cracker” ie gay man.

  31. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/17/krauthammer_unions_got_swindled_by_obamacare_in_state_of_desperation_and_disappointment.html

    It is true, they supported the bill, they supported the administration, they helped elect it, had the boots on the ground and they were swindled, but it isn’t as if they weren’t warned. People who looked at the bill said the way it is constructed, there’s this huge incentive for any business, small business, to drop the number of employees under 50, the firms are now known as the 49ers, so people get fired as a way to get under the requirement of employer mandate.

    It also means that a lot of full time employees are going to lose at least ten hours of work, they have to get under 30 hours. So, if you’re a full-time worker now, you’re not going to be able to support a family on part time income. But the worst is as you indicated, that they’re going to lose their members. The glory of the union movement is that beginning in the second World War when there were wage and price controls, companies competed against each other by including health care in the package. That was the beginning of that. And that’s one of the great achievements of unions.

    Now what they’re seeing is workers are looking at the exchanges and seeing, ‘I can drop out of the employer plan, I get a huge subsidy, I come out ahead, and don’t have to be a member of the union.’ So this is a disaster for the unions and that’s why you have this letter of desperation and disappointment.

  32. And the Progs aren’t listening to what she is saying, basically that she and Martin “profiled” Zimmerman as a gay male on the prowl and Martin circled back and beat the shit out of the “crazy ass cracker”. In Rachel’s world, crazy ass cracker is “crazy ass-cracker” ie gay man.
    A fine kettle of fish. Zimmerman assumes Martin is a burglar, so he follows him. Martin assumes that Zimmerman is a gay man on the prowl, so he attacks him. Zimmerman shoots Martin to save himself. Obama calls Martin his son. CNN assumes that Zimmerman was engaged in racial profiling. New York Times assumes this was a racial killing. NBC does what they always do–tamper with the evidence. Sharpton loses weight and does a Bonfire of the Vanities to impress his new girlfriend. Black gangs go on a death wish spree looking for vulnerable whites. The jury renders a fair and impartial verdict. The democratic establishment refuses to accept it, and escalates the matter for political reasons. Holder will lose interest when he figures out that the motive for the attack was gay bashing. Problem is they have already lit the fuse.

  33. So what’s everyone’s take on Hillary shamelessly smooching up to the “no justice, no peace” crowd?

  34. admin
    July 18, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Jim Hoffa was a lawyer. He never worked in the trade. He is more focused on Capitol Hill than servicing the members. This revelation was explained to him by his largest employer UPS who have a huge parttime compliment, mainly sorters and pre-loaders. He wants a waiver like big employers connected to Obama have received. But those waivers are only temporary. What he will press for as a fix, I expect is two things: first, a rider to the legislation which prevents employers from reducing the workforce below 50 employees, and fulltime employees to part time status as a result of Obamacare, as opposed to independent business events. In addition, he will want Obama to make good on his promise to lift the trusteeship which has been in existence since 1988 and has enabled ex prosecutor involved in implementing the decree to raid the union treasury at the rate of over $400 per hour–to the tune of maybe $100 million by now. Also, he and his fellow union leaders will want Obama to have the taxpayers bail out the union pension funds, which are seriously underfunded due to lucrative retirement packages–golden 80 plan, and declining employer contributions. Some or all of that is what he means by a fix, most likely.

  35. Los Angeles Democrat
    July 18, 2013 at 2:21 am

    So what’s everyone’s take on Hillary shamelessly smooching up to the “no justice, no peace” crowd?

    This is what I told Gonzo this morning:

    It does not sit well with me.

    Consider what she could have said to that audience:

    1. It is a tragedy that a young man was shot dead.

    2. It is a tragedy that another young man had his head bashed into the cement, and the NBP has put a bounty on him.

    3. It is a bad thing that several black men lost their lives to other black men in the Blood Crip drug war in Chicago.

    4. It is a bad thing that we had a prosecutor who overcharged the defendant, did not have the facts & withheld evidence

    5. It is a bad thing that black street gangs have attacked innocent white people over this matter.

    6. It is a bad thing that big media did everything they could to turn this into a Bonfire of the Vanities.

    7. It is a better that we have a legal system, even an imperfect one, than to have mob rule.

    8. It is a very good thing that we have trials which separate fact from emotion, truth from falsehood.

    9. The jury did its job.

    By focusing on the jury verdict and implying that it was wrong, she overlooked all the other things that went wrong in this case and twisted it all into an indictment of the only people who stood tall, and did their duty: the jury.

    What are we to make, then, of Hillary’s comment? As Mark Anthony said, after inciting the mob, “mischief thou art afoot”. Pandering to the AA’s? No. Pandering to their worst instincts. And aiding and abetting the race baiters.

    Question: when she says she was heartbroken over the jury verdict, what exactly is she saying? Is she saying that she wishes they had convicted Zimmerman based on bad evidence, because of his race? Or because of the race of the decedent? Would she have us march with trumpets and banners back to the glorious days when juries in the south ignored the facts, and decides criminal cases on the basis of race? There is name for that: juror nullification.

    Be careful Hillary. Please. This is a slippery slope you are treading upon.

  36. Gee I wonder who was behind that…..


    Former GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told her tax records were breached
    Errant lien on house placed, publicized

    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O’Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached.

    The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s former seat.

    “Ms. O’Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual,” he said in the January message left on her cellphone.

    For Ms. O’Donnell, the message immediately raised red flags.

    On March 9, 2010, the day she revealed her plan to run for the Senate in a press release, a tax lien was placed on a house purported to be hers and publicized. The problem was she no longer owned the house. The IRS eventually blamed the lien on a computer glitch and withdrew it.

    Now Mr. Martel, a criminal investigator for the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, was telling her that an official in Delaware state government had improperly accessed her records on that very same day.

    Beyond that, Ms. O’Donnell and Senate investigators who have tried to help her have run into a wall of silence, leaving more questions than answers about whether abuses of the IRS system extend to private individuals and not just the tax-exempt groups already identified as victims.

    “I don’t know. And I’d like to know,” Ms. O’Donnell told The Washington Times in her first interview about the case. “Because whether it’s one, eight or 80 [cases], it’s an abuse of power at the IRS. It’s using the IRS as a political weapon, and that shouldn’t be done.”

    Investigators for Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, an influential Republican who serves on the Finance and Judiciary committees, have uncovered one key issue: a backdoor system in which state officials can access Americans’ private tax records in the name of investigating with little oversight or accountability.

    The Treasury Department’s tax watchdog has informed Mr. Grassley that at least four politicians or political donors have had their personal tax records improperly accessed through that system since 2006, including one case in which a willful violation of federal law was identified.

    But the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the offenders. Treasury officials have refused to give Mr. Grassley any specifics on the cases or to describe the disposition of Ms. O’Donnell’s case, claiming even people who improperly access tax records have an assumption of privacy under federal tax laws.

    Mr. Grassley scoffs at that explanation and is demanding answers from the Treasury and Justice departments.

    “Taxpayer confidentiality laws are important. The purpose of those laws is to prevent and deter inappropriate uses of taxpayer information, not to prevent public scrutiny when that confidentiality has been breached or keep the victim in the dark,” Mr. Grassley told The Times.

    “A taxpayer should be able to know whether someone breached his or her confidentiality, whether any investigation resulted, and the outcome of that investigation. … I look forward to whether the Justice Department sheds any light on its decision not to prosecute what the inspector general called inappropriate and in one case willfully inappropriate access to taxpayer records.”

    All the IRS will say is that the one person believed to have willfully misused the tax record system worked outside the agency.

    Ms. O’Donnell has spent the past six months trying to find out more about what happened to her personally, with little success.

    Investigators have told her the probe has been closed, without offering an explanation. Ms. O’Donnell’s attempts to get records about the possible misuse of her tax files through Freedom of Information Act requests have been delayed or denied.

    Mr. Martel did not return calls seeking comment, and Senate investigators have been unable to get permission to interview him about Ms. O’Donnell’s case.

    The mystery aside, the incident has shined a spotlight on the access non-IRS employees have to Americans’ personal tax records.

    Ms. O’Donnell and congressional aides have been told that criminal investigators in states have the ability to dial into the IRS database.

    There is little public knowledge of such inquiries, and whether they are legally justified or if they’re being abused by those with political axes to grind.

    In April, Ms. O’Donnell was told the investigation into her case was closed, though she was given few details about the findings.

  37. After re-election, Obama asked aides how to govern without Congress


    Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that after President Obama won re-election, he tried to find out ways of pushing his second term agenda without the Republican-led Congress.

    “Guys, I don’t want politics to be a limit of what you recommend to me,” Obama told senior aides David Plouffe, Lew, Dan Pfeiffer and Pete Rouse a couple of weeks after his reelection, according to a White House aide with direct knowledge of the meeting.

    “Let’s come up with an agenda, then let’s figure it out from there as best we can,” he said, prodding them to adopt a more muscular approach to the use of executive power. “We can’t let the driving force of what we pass be Congress.”

    This explains President Obama’s frequent mentions of governing without Congress.

  38. wbboei July 18, 2013 at 2:48 am

    …. Be careful Hillary. Please. This is a slippery slope you are treading upon.

    Exactly my sentiment.

    However, I am so accustomed to HRC speaking her mind forthrightly and clearly come what may, that I’m afraid she actually might think what she said deep down inside. Also, it is so unlike her to overlook the purely legal aspect of a question: I expected her at least to say something along the lines of what Jimmy Carter said.

  39. Black Teens Beat Sanford Man 13 Times in Head With Hammer – Media Silent

    Where’s the outrage?
    Where are Al and Jesse?
    Where’s Eric Holder?

    A Florida man was severely injured when black teens teens beat him with a hammer a month after the Trayvon Martin shooting.
    The media has been mostly silent on this brutal crime.

    October Freedom’s Blog reported:

    A fifty year old man, race undisclosed, is on life support after a near fatal beating. Police have arrested two black teens. The attack occurred near the community where the Trayvon Martin self-defense shooting took place.

    The victim is from Winter Springs, which is 88% white. The victim was attacked in nearby Midway, which is 94% black. Both communities are within about a six-mile radius of Sanford.

    Hat Tip Mara


  40. Black Teens Beat Sanford Man 13 Times in Head With Hammer – Media Silent

    Where’s the outrage?
    Where are Al and Jesse?
    Where’s Eric Holder?


    crickets, nothing to see here, move along, no political capital here……..and to suggest otherwise is Racist……yep they will ignore and keep on ignoring it as long it is not in their interest.

  41. Is he serious……..we all know this is bullshit.


    t the White House Thursday morning, President Obama will surround himself with middle-class families to tout the successes of the Affordable Care Act in bringing down health insurance premiums.

    In a conference call previewing the president’s remarks, senior administration officials listed how much money has been returned to consumers under the legislation’s medical loss ratio policy. The president will point to the effect of this policy as an example that the legislation is working, addressing an audience largely comprised of representatives from community groups helping enroll Americans in the new health insurance marketplaces.

    “For 2012, about 8.5 million people got an average of $100 rebate per family,” one official on the call said. “This is money that is going out now in notices to consumers. It’s cash in people’s pockets. But in addition 77.8 million consumers saved about 3.4 billion up front. ”

    Known as the 80-20 rule, the policy mandates that insurance companies spend 80% of premium dollars on patient care and quality improvement. If companies spend any less they are required to provide rebates to their customers.

  42. many of us are appalled…as Sowell asks and said…what went wrong?…
    for many of us things have become invisible…and better all the way around…yes there are still bad guys…white bad guys (& gals)…black bad guys…brown bad guys, etc…but as far as racism…we have become friends, we have married each other, had children of all variations…we work together…play together…we don’t even think about it…and now suddenly comes the media and race baiters to TELL US that white people want to kill black children…bla, bla, bla.

    I wish it were so, but I dare say that’s just not true. Things have not become invisible.

    A good friend of mine recently worked in the archives of a NYC museum. When her immediate supervisor retired from his job, my friend knew she would get his position. Her friends even took her out to lunch in celebration. Not so fast. She was politely told that unfortunately, there were not enough blacks in supervisory positions. The museum couldn’t even find a black person to promote! They had to go outside the museum! My friend quit in protest and is now out of a job.

    My nephew was denied admission into NYU. The counselor spoke to him and his parents. He assured them that my nephew was well qualified, but the university had to first fill it’s black quota.

    There are many such stories out there. If they are invisible it’s because no one covers them. But as long as this discrimination against whites continues, there will be resentment.

    If they really want to end profiling, then end affirmative action. What greater example of profiling can there be than that program?

  43. Investigator: Obama Eligibility Case Is Now Causing Congress to Pay Attention

    While many continue to ridicule those that contest Barack Obama’s eligibility, and yes, I am one of those that contests it, it appears now that Congress is paying attention to the arguments. Since the time the evidence began to emerge that Barack Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery and claims have been made that he was not born in the United States, people like me have been patted on the head and called names like “birthers.” Well it appears that all may be about to change and it may have consequences for more than just Barack Obama.

    According WND, Lt. Mike Zullo, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse lead investigator, indicates there is interest being expressed in Congress about his investigation’s conclusions that the White House document is indeed a fraud, nothing more than an image created on a computer. If you recall, Arpaio called the evidence against Obama’s eligibility a national security issue.

    Many who have followed the accounts and looked at the evidence have already chosen which side they fall on, but to be clear, this is not a bunch of people determining this in a back room with tin foil hats on. The people who have come to this conclusion are not just law enforcement agents like Arpaio and Zullo. In fact, We have documented several high profile people who have gone through the document and determined it is a fake.

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/investigator-obama-eligibility-is-now-causing-congress-to-pay-attention/#ixzz2ZOpUZl5w

  44. Has Hell frozen over…….Carter must be off his meds….you’ll need google translate for this. I will put translated version here below.


    Ex-President Carter condemned U.S. snooping, defends Snowden – says US has no functioning democracy.

    The Obama administration tried to placate Europe’s anger over spying programs. Not as ex-President Jimmy Carter: The Democrat attacked the U.S. intelligence sharp. The disclosure by whistleblowers Snowden was “useful.”

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in the wake of the NSA Spähskandals criticized the American political system. “America has no functioning democracy,” Carter said Tuesday at a meeting of the “Atlantic Bridge” in Atlanta.

    Previously, the Democrat had been very critical of the practices of U.S. intelligence. “I think the invasion of privacy has gone too far,” Carter told CNN. “And I think that is why the secrecy was excessive.” Overlooking the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said Carter, whose revelations were long “likely to be useful because they inform the public.”

    Carter has repeatedly warned that the United States sharply declined due to excessive restriction of civil rights, their moral authority. Last year he wrote in an article in the “New York Times”, new U.S. laws “never before seen breach our privacy by the government” allowed the.

    Carter was the 39th President of the United States, who ruled from 1977 until 1981. During his tenure, he tried to align U.S. foreign policy that is more about human rights – after his retirement from active politics for his humanitarian work, he received the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize .

    In Atlanta, he also expressed his overall pessimistic about the global situation. There is currently no reason for him to be optimistic, Carter said, referring to the situation in Egypt, which had fallen into a military dictatorship. He also lamented the growing political divide in the United States, the excessive influence of money in U.S. election campaigns and the confusing American election rules. The ex-president whose “Carter Center” operates worldwide including election monitoring, announced skeptical whether the United States, the standard that applies when reviewing the Center of elections might be fulfilled.

    As a bright spot, however, Carter called the triumph of modern technology that would have caused some of the countries of the Arab Spring of democratic progress. Exactly these developments but are endangered by the NSA Spähskandal as major U.S. Internet platforms such as Google or Facebook lose credibility worldwide.

  45. jeswezey
    July 18, 2013 at 5:18 am
    I think she over learned the lesson of 2008, where she positioned herself in the center, and let a race baiting anti war Obama position himself to the left of her, and mobilize blacks and progressives. If she decides to run–and I am convinced she is, then she wants them behind her this time.

    The problem with this kind of thinking is it ignores the general election. Above and beyond the formulaic predictions of a permanent majority advanced by Texiana and Judas, there is something called the x factor which clouds the crystal ball, and the illusion of scientific certainty. It is summed up in three little words: the man, the moment and the message. And that, I submit, is more important than anything–including ground game, or an in the bag media.

    It is a good bet that by 2016, the political landscape will look a little different than it does now, with 49% of the likely voters still supporting Obama, and thus endorsing national failure. Because when that failure begins to affect them, they will be looking for a new president who solves problems, rather than pouring gasoline on the fire. In that case, the remarks she made here, and those she made on Benghazi–what difference does it make have been unhelpful. On the contrary, they have opened the door for a serious challenge, not in the primary, but in the general election.

    In 2008, Hillary was keen on securing the white vote, and was criticized for some comments she made about that. Whereas today, she seems to be more concerned about the minority vote, which makes sense if you want to win the general election, and believe that demographics is destiny. The discussion I posted above proves that is not the case, when the public at large becomes disenchanted with the ruling party, and the problems of the country take on a life of their own.

    In sum, if Hillary had said some of the things above, and called for peace, then she would have positioned herself much better for the general election.

  46. Leonara

    what you say is true re: affirmative action…the govt, etc

    what i was really trying to get at was the personal, more human side of things…what we encounter in our everyday experience…I just don’t see all this hate and racism and a ‘white vs black’ in the every day life I live…

    I will say that when I put the TV on and i hear almost every black pundit saying bad things about white people, making jokes about white people, suspecting all white people of not caring about black people, etc I want to ask, don’t you have any white friends? …maybe it is you…maybe you need to get out of “your community” and try to meet a few white people and make a new friend…they are not all that “bad”

    Are white people all really so evil and is the so-called ‘white priviledge’ really as they say it is and exists…

    Leonara makes a good point…many of the govt jobs with great benefits go to AA…there are alot of white people struggling just as AA…and some even moreso…definitely the ones that didn’t get those jobs she mentions…

    Why can’t we see people as people…as individuals…why must we continually pit one group against another group…isn’t the point of everything for people to be looked at as indivduals rather than racially? rather than “profiled” because of race?

  47. “On Tuesday I raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors, whether State Department, CIA, or private security contract employees have testified publicly before Congress,” said Wolf.

    “According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks. Some of these new NDAs, as they call them, I have been told were signed as recently as this summer.”

    Wolf continued: “It is worth nothing that the Marine Corps Times yesterday reported that the Marine colonel whose task force was responsible for special operations in northern and western Africa at the time of the attack is still on active duty despite claims that he retired. And therefore could not be forced to testify before Congress.


  48. I don’t agree with every word that comes out of Hillary or Bill’s mouth.

    To me, actions speak louder than words. Hillary’s work for human rights for women, men and children have crossed all cultures and races…so she is much more open minded than I am. I also never called myself an effin’ ‘Progressive’ and I lean a little more to the center than either Clinton.

    There isn’t any person that I agree with 100%, not Admin or my best friends. My mind changes sometimes too, so what I believed in back in 2008 is still changing today. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought a Democratic candidate would be so corrupt and unequipped that I would vote against him for a Republican, TWICE.

    I am still hanging on to my old dreams of being a Democrat, have not changed my party card, but I will be voting as an ‘independent’ from now on.

  49. Shadow, I agree. If she disagrees with verdict, I did agree with her on that point. I will say that if she were POTUS, she would have not tried to incite race riots and hatred. Thats Much more than can b said for Barack and his shit stirrers.

  50. Foxy – good to not be alone

    Free – “…if she were POTUS, she would have not tried to incite race riots and hatred.”
    —— YUP!

  51. Shadowfax
    July 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I never in my wildest dreams ever thought a Democratic candidate would be so corrupt and unequipped that I would vote against him for a Republican, TWICE.

    Nice post, Admin.

    Shadow – Couldn’t agree with you more. My first vote was cast for Prez Willy, and after his term I said that there is no way I would ever vote for a Republican for president. Then barky comes along. As proof, I took pics with my phone of my votes for McCain and Romney for any family and friends to see that Bumbles is not my prez.

    And we still have three more years of this uncle fluffy…..


    Hillary 2016

  52. Shadowfax
    July 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    Well, I agree of course. By my comments are intended to go to the issue of strategy. In 2008, I was loathe to criticize anything Hillary did, and made a fool of myself looking for justifications, until Occums Law hit me between the eyes like a two by four. This happened when I learned that Mark Penn did not know how electoral votes were counted in California, and because he did not, concluded that the caucus states were not important and had her declare that the election would be over on Super Tuesday. Once I understood that, I felt free to criticize when her statements seem at odds with the interests of the nation (as I perceive them), or leave her open to attack from the Hillary haters. In doing so, I run the risk of having Hillary loyalists think I represent the other side, whom I have supported in the past. But any fair reading of my comments about the other party in re. the RINOS should be sufficient to disabuse them of that misguided notion.

  53. Putin to Obama: Back off on Olympic threat or we will re-invade Afghanistan. And don’t think we won’t!

    Looks like no one gives a shit about Obama.

  54. Putin to Obama: Back off on Olympic threat or we will re-invade Afghanistan. And don’t think we won’t!

    Is there a link to that? Thanks.

  55. I watched a short piece with Joe Manchin.

    I liked what he had to say, and he seemed in earnest.

    Then threw some cold water on my face and said wake up you fool.

    You are doing the exact same thing you criticize other idiots for doing re. Obama–

    Confusing style with substance.

    In politics, what you see and hear is rarely if ever what you get.

    The best indicator of what they will do in the future is what they have done in the past.

    And in the past, Manchin said he would endorse the winner of the West Virginian primary.

    Well, I worked for Hillary in West Virginia and we won 69%–27%.

    And Jolt’n Joe failed to live up to his promise.

    That bothered me a lot at the time, but I waited for him to act at the Convention.

    So when he puts forward a plausible program, I remind myself he his word means nothing.

  56. Manchin like Boxer is a liar and i hope Hillary does nothing to help them in 2016….their word is nothing and i’m sure its in Bill’s little book of liars for payback.

  57. Leanora
    July 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The Emperor has decreed through another one of his EOs that HIV testing should be mandatory for all those between the ages of 15 to 65.
    Lobotomies will be covered under Obamacare.

    Critics complain about the cost.

    Sebenius say it ain’t necessarily so.

    Oh, and why not Madam Secretary?

    Because those who voted for Obama are already lobotomized.

  58. moononpluto
    July 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Amen. The difference is he sounds reasonable whereas Boxer does not. But I see why you say that. She made the same promise–to endorse the winner of the California primary, and then she reneged. I had a bankruptcy case in the mid-70s in Los Angeles and the law partner of her husband represented our side. He did a good job. Unlike Barbara.

  59. I’m from WV. Manchin is an Obama a$$kisser. He will never be reelected. He has turned his back on CoalCountry and WV coal miners. Can’t wait to work against him.

  60. dot48
    July 18, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Hi Dot481

    Is it true what they say about West Virginia–that because of its decision to side with the North in the Civil War, the poles are reversed, and the conservatives are democrat and the liberals are Republican. Obviously, that is not true of Jay Rockefeller, but he seems more like Teddy Kennedy.

    One of the people I worked with on the campaign was a lawyer who worked for the state. He was scared of his shadow. He claimed that Manchin’s original name was Mancini, and that he is, or was, Mafia. I do not believe it myself. But neither do I believe he represents the people of his state.

    He reminds me of a barred owl.

  61. Wow…..

    BREAKING : Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

  62. Hardly helpful……

    Jesse Jackson on CNN calls Florida “an apartheid state.” So the debate is advancing.

    What a douchebag.

  63. Detroit in Bankruptcy, have heard Philadelphia is not far behind……well done democrats and Obama…..

  64. I thought that the stimulus saved Detroit from going bankrupt. I mean, that’s what the media told us! They surely would not lie.

  65. The Rock, funny how we may forget things in our lives but some of us sure remember the first time we voted.

    I became of age and voted the first time for Robert Kennedy, at the same time he was shot to death. Reality was a shocker.

  66. wbboei
    July 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I certainly understand how you feel Wbb. Everyone seemed to put their two cents in about Hillary’s comment, so I did the same.

    As I stated before, some issues I prefer to not get into the weeds about, doesn’t mean I am tuned out nor that I bless myself with Hillary’s tears…just that I tend to think more of the big picture, over time.

    Likewise, if Barry had made some amateur mistakes in his first few months, without the corruption in the primary…I MIGHT have given him a little extra rope. But he was pond scum from the beginning, even running as senator, and then his history was scrubbed, so all the red flags were waving at Level 5 for me.

  67. Here are the Key points from testimony today by career IRS officials:

    Carter Hull, a tax law specialist and self-described 501(c)(4) expert with 48 years of experience, testified that he sent development letters, and once he received responses, based on his decades of experience, determined he had enough facts to make recommendations whether to approve or deny the applications.
    Mr. Hull’s recommendations were not carried out. Instead, according Michael Seto, the head of Mr. Hull’s unit in Washington D.C., Lois Lerner instructed that the Tea Party applications should go through a multi-layer review that included her senior advisor and the Chief Counsel’s office.
    According to Mr. Hull, sometime in the winter of 2010-2011, the senior advisor to Lois Lerner told him the IRS Chief Counsel’s office would need to review these applications. Mr. Hull also indicated this was the first time in his 48 year career at the IRS he was told to send an application to Ms. Lerner’s senior advisor.
    It was not until August 2011 that the Chief Counsel’s office held a meeting with Mr. Hull,


  68. Boxer –
    She made the same promise–to endorse the winner of the California primary, and then she reneged.

    Yup, and although I always voted for her in the past, I haven’t voted for her since 2008. She is on my political shit list.

    I always had more respect for Feinstein, but her picking on Snowden, she is moving up and about to be a candidate on my shit list too.

  69. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/18/detroit-just-filed-for-bankruptcy-heres-how-it-got-there/

    On Thursday, the city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy — the largest city in the United States ever to do so.

    To get a better sense of just how Detroit got into such dire straits, it’s worth browsing through the city’s official “Proposals for Creditors” from June and a separate May report on the city’s finances. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr laid out all the problems and economic headwinds facing Detroit:

    – Since 1950, Detroit’s population has declined 63 percent.

    – The official unemployment is now 18.6 percent and fewer than half of the city’s residents over the age of 16 are working. Per capita income is just $15,261 per year, which means there’s not all that much tax revenue coming in.

    – Low tax revenue, in turn, means that city services are suffering. Detroit has the highest crime rate of any major city, and fewer than 10 percent of crimes are solved. The average response time for an emergency call is 58 minutes. Some 78,000 buildings are abandoned or blighted and there are 12,000 fires every year.

    – High crime and blight is driving even more residents out of the city. It’s also driving down property values, which means many residents have stopped paying property taxes — the city only collected about 68 percent of the property taxes owed in 2011. Both of those things put a further strain on Detroit’s finances.

    – Detroit is sagging under decades of bad governance. “The city’s operations have become dysfunctional and wasteful after years of budgetary restrictions, mismanagement, crippling operational practices and, in some cases, indifference or corruption,” Orr wrote in May. “Outdated policies, work practices, procedures and systems must be improved consistent with best practices of 21st-century government.”

    – And on the other side of the ledger, Detroit has around $18.5 billion in liabilities. That includes $9 billion in debt, plus about $6 billion in health care and life insurance obligations, plus billions more in pension costs. Given its ever-worsening economic slide, Detroit couldn’t pay off all its obligations.

    Earlier this year, Orr tried to convince various people who were owed money, including the city’s union and pension boards, to take far less than they were owed in order to help restructure the city’s finances. But he was unsuccessful, so now the city is filing for bankruptcy.

    The Detroit Free Press explains the next steps: “The filing begins a 30- to 90-day period that will determine whether the city is eligible for Chapter 9 protection and define how many claimants might compete for the limited settlement resources that Detroit has to offer. The bankruptcy petition would seek protection from creditors and unions who are renegotiating $18.5 billion in debt and other liabilities.”

  70. moononpluto
    July 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Detroit in Bankruptcy, have heard Philadelphia is not far behind……well done democrats and Obama…..


    Just like Dominoes Moon 🙄

  71. White House says Obama and his senior team continue to closely monitor Detroit bankruptcy

    hahaha. yeah right after basketball and vacation. They’ll get back to ya.

  72. 26th October 2012……..

    Obama: “I wasn’t going to let Detroit go bankrupt. Or Toledo go bankrupt. Or Lordstown go bankrupt. I bet on American workers.”

    Yeah that worked out well.

  73. http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/16/blacks-benefit-from-florida-stand-your-ground-law-at-disproportionate-rate/

    Blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law at disproportionate rate

    African Americans benefit from Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law at a rate far out of proportion to their presence in the state’s population, despite an assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder that repealing “Stand Your Ground” would help African Americans.

    Black Floridians have made about a third of the state’s total “Stand Your Ground” claims in homicide cases, a rate nearly double the black percentage of Florida’s population. The majority of those claims have been successful, a success rate that exceeds that for Florida whites. [snip]

    But approximately one third of Florida “Stand Your Ground” claims in fatal cases have been made by black defendants, and they have used the defense successfully 55 percent of the time, at the same rate as the population at large and at a higher rate than white defendants, according to a Daily Caller analysis of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times. Additionally, the majority of victims in Florida “Stand Your Ground” cases have been white.

    African Americans used “Stand Your Ground” defenses at nearly twice the rate of their presence in the Florida population, which was listed at 16.6 percent in 2012.

    One hundred thirty three people in the state of Florida have used a “Stand Your Ground” defense. Of these claims, 73 were considered “justified” (55 percent), while 39 resulted in criminal convictions and 21 cases are still pending.

    Forty four African Americans in the state of Florida have claimed a “Stand Your Ground” defense. Of these claims, 24 were considered “justified” (55 percent), while 11 resulted in convictions and nine cases are still pending.

    Of the 76 white people who have used the defense, 40 were considered “justified” (less than 53 percent), while 25 were convicted and 11 cases are still pending.

    Ten Hispanics have used the defense, seven of them successfully, according to the database, which included George Zimmerman as a “Stand Your Ground” defendant.

    Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” cases have resulted in 78 white victims against 40 black victims, including Martin, and 10 Hispanic victims.

  74. Shadowfax
    July 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Foxy – good to not be alone

    Free – “…if she were POTUS, she would have not tried to incite race riots and hatred.”
    —— YUP!

    I don’t think you can stand by that statement anymore. Benghazi questions and her very disappointing comments to the “Sisterhood”…

    When Jimmy Carter looks like the Diplomat and you the race baiter that snobs their nose at the judicial system of the country you want to lead….you have lost your moral compass.

  75. No wonder its in debt…..

    It costs Detroit $62 in admin costs for every paycheck if cuts. That’s 3.5x the average for govt, 4x the avg employer.

  76. Home
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    Chance of Repeal of Florida Stand Your Ground Law “Exceedingly Limited, Somewhere Between Zero and 1 Percent”
    Posted by Jammie on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:48 am
    Considering how blacks in Florida benefit from Stand Your Ground laws, wouldn’t it be racist to repeal them?

    Florida Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, who helped draft the 2005 law — the nation’s first — said Holder hadn’t done enough research before calling to overturn “stand your ground.”

    “The U.S. Supreme Court adopted ‘stand your ground’ 90 years ago [on federal lands] … I found it inappropriate for him to make inappropriate criticism of any law,” said Simmons, a lawyer of 36 years. “The attorney general is simply inaccurate. This is common-sense legislation that protects the innocent.”

    Simmons said the possibility of the law being overturned in Florida was “exceedingly limited, somewhere between zero and 1 percent.”

    Kareem K. Jordan, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, also doubted the current makeup of Florida legislators would repeal the law.

    “We have a state in terms of the Legislature and the governor who are fairly conservative,” Jordan said. “The only chance of repeal would be to elect brand-new people to office. But with the culture of this state, I highly doubt that will be the case.”

    But that won’t stop the racial arsonists now, will it?

  77. GOP finally getting through with low info style videos for those low info voters, yup, these sort of videos will do it.

  78. Apparently….Kevyn Orr, the Detroit emergency manager, went to VALERIE JARRETT to ask for a government bailout, and was told no by Jarrett.

  79. Feinstein, but her picking on Snowden, she is moving up and about to be a candidate on my shit list too
    Again, I agree. I went to a fundraiser for her in downtown San Francisco around 1983 with an International Vice President of the Teamsters Union. I think she was mayor at that time. I left with a favorable impression. But some of the things I have seen from her in recent day, have given me pause. Her attacks on Snowden are enough to convince me that either my initial assessment was wrong, or else she has changed. I particularly do not like the fact that her husband is a billionaire, and the further fact that he has used her contacts to make some of his real estate deals, including some stuff involving the Presidio. My mom worked there during WW II. As for Snowden, he is a true American hero–he and Glenn Greenwald. There are many things in politics that mystify me, but that one I get.

  80. Wbboei.
    Feinstein, but her picking on Snowden, she is moving up and about to be a candidate on my shit list too


    Her and so many others have been too long at the trough.Time to retire them. 🙂

  81. 22 House Democrats went against Obama and voted to delay the Obamacare mandates. If Democrats won’t vote for it, it must really be a trainwreck.

  82. Iowahawk : Anybody care to total up how much federal money was spent “saving” the city of Detroit over the last 40 years?

  83. tweet no 2398587473 that comes back and bites you on the ass.

    17th October 2012……

    Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

    President Obama: “When Gov. Romney said we should just let Detroit go bankrupt, we said thanks but no thanks.”

  84. Her and so many others have been too long at the trough.Time to retire them.
    Jay Cost has put his finger on the core problem of government:

    The principle-agent problem, i.e. that the agent will work for his own benefit at the expense of the principal.

    That is true of every RINO in Congress.

    It is also true of every DINO in Congress.

    Neither represents the American People.

    Both represent big money and lobbyists.

    And they pick clean the bones of the American People.

    The only fighting chance the people have is term limits . .

    History has shown that those who spend too long in Washington no longer care about their constituents.

    History has also shown that elections are no longer an effective check.

    History has shown that far from a check and balance big media is an enabler.

    In fact, big media is the most corrupt institution in our society.

    To trust what they say is the mark of a fool.

  85. “No wonder its in debt…..

    It costs Detroit $62 in admin costs for every paycheck if cuts. ”
    Massive corruption…don’t have the link but over a 6 year period, banks, bond companies, etc. pocketed over $500 million in fees for refinancing debt with sweetheart deals, mostly during the time of former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

  86. The credibility of big media is being called into question. Yesterday, basketball star was interviewed by Martina Bartoloni. He told her that he watched the Zimmerman trial closely, and the verdict was correct. And then he said–not once, not twice, but three times that the media does not have clean hands in this matter, and that it gave black and white racists the forum to express their racist views. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/07/18/charles-barkley-agrees-zimmerman-verdict-hits-media-giving-racists-platform

    Nolte at Breitbart claims big media is on the wrong side of history, and is gradually marginalizing itself.http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/07/18/HuffPo-Poll-Proves-Media-On-Wrong-Side-Of-Zimmerman-Debate. If it were only true. I believe that big media has Svengali type control over half the electorate. If they are cornered they will say well maybe we got that one a little wrong but. . . you could see George Stopsandpoopalot dissembling and changing the subject when O’Reilly finally did something right by challenging the little prick out for not calling Travis Smiley out for some of the racist remarks he made.

    Here is the rub: In 1993, NBC rigs a truck so it explodes on camera. The get sued, settle, and promise never to do it again. Then last year we see them rigging a tape to make society explode on camera, because they love the action. So when they apologize again, and tell us it will never happen again we know better. And we also know what they are. And only a fool would watch them, much less believe that anything they tell us is true, or that what they don’t tell us will not hurt us. I hope the public writes them out of the public discussion.

  87. Mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick was a rather black Irishman:

    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is a former United States politician who was a Michigan state representative and mayor of Detroit. Kilpatrick’s mayorship was plagued by numerous scandals and rampant accusations of corruption, with the mayor eventually resigning after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty, but with good time awarded to county jail inmates in Michigan, he was released on probation after serving 99 days. On May 25, 2010, he was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation,[5] and served time at the Oaks Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan.

    On March 11, 2013, Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 additional federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering. The conviction stemmed from a 38-charge felony indictment, in what a federal prosecutor called a “pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud” by some of Detroit’s most prominent officials.[6] His sentencing was expected before the end of April 2013.[7]

  88. GonzoTX

    I don’t think you can stand by that statement anymore.

    Actually I can, even if you can’t.
    Once again, we disagree.

  89. Wbb
    Her attacks on Snowden are enough to convince me that either my initial assessment was wrong, or else she has changed.

    Wbb, Feinstein is in my neck of the woods, and I think she has done a lot that I agree with over the years. I will still give Diane some wiggle room off my shit list because she is in deep on behind the scenes in our Nalt. defense…maybe she knows some stuff that has hardened her because of it, so I doubt that your original impression was just ‘being misted’.

    We will see how things roll in the future. 😉

  90. Just received following email:


    Thought you would find this interesting to put it mildly!

    A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting

    statistics from a survey by the U.N. International Health Organization.

    Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer 5 years
    after diagnosis:

    U.S. 65%

    England 46%

    Canada 42%

    Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received
    treatment within 6 months:

    U.S. 93%

    England 15%

    Canada 43%

    Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it
    within 6 months:

    U.S. 90%

    England 15%

    Canada 43%

    Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within
    1 month:

    U.S. 77%

    England 40%

    Canada 43%

    Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:

    U.S. 71

    England 14

    Canada 18

    Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are
    in “excellent health”:

    U.S. 12%

    England 2%

    Canada 6%

    And now for the last statistic:

    National Health Insurance?

    U.S. NO

    England YES

    Canada YES

    Now, Check this last set of statistics!!

    The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked
    in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.
    You know what the private business sector is; a real-life business, not a
    government job. Here are the percentages.

    T. Roosevelt……………….. 38%

    Taft………………………….. 40%

    Wilson ……………………… 52%

    Harding……………………… 49%

    Coolidge……………………. 48%

    Hoover………………………. 42%

    F. Roosevelt…………………50%

    Truman……………………… 50%

    Eisenhower……………. …. 57%

    Kennedy……………………. 30%

    Johnson…………………….. 47%

    Nixon………………………… 53%

    Ford………………………….. 42%

    Carter……………………….. 32%

    Reagan………………………. 56%

    GH Bush…………………….. 51%

    Clinton …………………….. 39%

    GW Bush…………………… 55%

    Obama……………………….. 8%

    This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration:
    only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

    That’s right! Only eight percent—the least, by far, of the
    last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big
    corporations how to run their business?

    How can the president of a major nation and society, the one
    with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk
    about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has
    never really had one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff
    and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia,
    government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”
    They should have been in an employment line.

    Pass this on because we’ll NEVER see these facts in the main
    stream media.

  91. Matthews Apologizes to Black Guests:
    ‘I’m Speaking Now for All White People’

    STFU you idiot, you are only speaking for the dimwits that think your opinion has a value.

  92. moononpluto
    July 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    Apparently….Kevyn Orr, the Detroit emergency manager, went to VALERIE JARRETT to ask for a government bailout, and was told no by Jarrett.

    Why was Orr asking Jarrett?
    When did she become President of the US?

    Oh, right…2008.

  93. Shadowfax
    July 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Absolutely. Hillary lost a lot of people on that ridiculous speech.

    No way to spin that one. She of WATERGATE fame. I guess the rule of law is for sale, even in Hillary’s corner of the world.

    When you lay down with dogs, you will get fleas…

  94. wbboei
    July 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Best health care in US.

    Hopefully the ObamaHellCare bus will be driven off the cliff before it even arrives at our doorstep.

    “If you want to keep your health care, you can”. – Baracko Bama

  95. Charles Barkley on not just the Zimmerman verdict, but the media’s bias…he is just spot on.

  96. Bill Cosby on the Zimmerman verdict:

    “Comedian Bill Cosby says the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Florida teen isn’t about racism.

    Cosby, an outspoken voice on cultural issues, says the recent trial did not prove that Zimmerman had racist motives at any point during his confrontation with Martin. That means race shouldn’t be a part of the conversation regarding the case.

    “Let’s not go into a racial discussion unless we really have something there,” he told radio hosts Domenick Nati and Nate Foutz.

    Cosby also blasted the news media and said that he had stopped paying attention to “high-profile” court cases after the Casey Anthony murder trial because journalists were so convinced she would be found guilty and yet she was not….

    Regarding the Zimmerman trial, Cosby said that he did not think the state of Florida was able to prove its case against him. “I found that the prosecution did not tell the story well. And they lost,” Cosby said.”



    We, the undersigned, being of unsound mind, hereby petition the Attorney General, the Justice Department, the Bureau of Prisons, and all lesser included organizations within the federal government to cease and desist in the false imprisonment of Saint Kwalme “Mulligan” Kilpatrick, and to reinstate him forthwith in his prior gig as Mayor of Detroit, with full restitution, back pay, back benefits, slush fund monies, and a formal apology.

    Mulligan’s conviction on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering was racially motivated and the handiwork of the Klan. Reverend Al Sharpton will lead a no justice no peace march down Trumball Avenue to show that we mean business. The NBP will be passing out nightsticks. NBC is busy planting exculpatory evidence, the New York Times is comparing his conviction to the murder of Emmett Till, and the MSNBC, CNN, ABC cameras will be rolling. Clearly, Mulligan is the victim of institutional racism, and he must be freed immediately or else. Obama has called him his twin brother.

    Homework Assignment: where will this shit stop?

  98. Gonzo, I don’t know if you remember the movie The Verdict, starring Paul Neuman, who I think was the finest actor of his generation. When he played that role he was 55 years old, and had 7 Oscar nominations under his belt, but had not won and I believe there was a reason for that. He was not the type to hob nob with the Hollywood crowd, or try to climb to the top of their pecking order–and I regard that as an admirable trait. That role presented a particular challenge, because it required him to step further outside himself than any role he had performed up to that point. He was not sure he could do it, and in every rehearsal he fell somewhat short of his goal, which was excellence. He noted that acting is much more than reading the lines, for the great actor must thoroughly understand the character he is portraying, and at some level, for however long he is on stage bring that character to life. And when he or she takes on the role he will also interpret that character in terms of his or her life experiences. Actors are, for good reason, an insecure breed, which means that they have at least as many vulnerabilities as the rest of us. A good director respects that and does not force them to go beyond their comfort level. But sometimes they must, in order to get the most out of the performance. And after many unsuccessful attempt to understand, interpret and portray that character–the broken down lawyer with one last chance at the brass ring, he did it, and in the process delivered what many of us, himself included thought was his finest performance, measured in terms of what he was in real life and what he became on the screen when the cameras rolled.

    I wonder sometimes whether the same is not true of politicians. They are after all actors. And good ones strive to understand their audience and the role they must play. It is just possible that when Hillary made that speech, she was thinking only of that single audience, and feeling their pain, as her husband might say. Never mind the fact that the pain was produced in large part through the manipulations of big media, it was real for that audience. Her problem is that there is a wider audience who measures and critiques everything she says, and the jury verdict is something she should have defended, while still acknowledging their pain. She left it to the Charles Barkleys and the Bill Cosbys to play the role of the adult in the room. Think how much better it would have been if she had played the role that way.

  99. You think Detroit’s a mess? Try ObamaCare:


    Officials warn of Obamacare insurance exchange delays

    (Reuters) – Two U.S. government officials warned on Wednesday that the launch of new state healthcare exchanges could potentially be delayed, raising further doubts about the implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

    Alan Duncan, an auditor with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an Internal Revenue Service agency that monitors performance, said testing the systems needed to implement the exchanges “will be difficult to complete” by the October 1 start date.

    “The lack of adequate testing could result in significant delays and errors in accepting and processing … applications for health insurance coverage,” he told the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform committee.

    At the same hearing, Government Accountability Office official John Dicken said the amount of work the federal government needs to do in each state has yet to be determined, raising the risk of missing deadlines. He added that the federal government and the states have already missed some deadlines.

  100. Despite drastic cuts since 2000, Detroit still one of the most overstaffed cities. As of 2011, one city employee for every 55 residents.

    That’s just ridiculous.

  101. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/18/hayes_the_edifice_of_obamacare_is_starting_to_collapse.html

    STEPHEN HAYES: Well, that’s just embarrassing that he can’t say, yes this is going the way that he wants or at least acknowledge that it’s not. The administration has already acknowledged that it’s not going the way they want it to because they’ve decided to suspend the implementation of the employer mandate for a year. It shouldn’t be that difficult a question. I think this is a very interesting vote.

    I think we’ve reached sort of an interesting moment in the post-passage of the Affordable Care Act because until this point you’ve sort of seen cracks in the foundations, people who have been following this closely like Jim Angle and others have understood that we were about to see an unraveling, that we were about to see a crumbling. But what we’ve seen in recent weeks, whether it’s Max Baucus calling it a “train wreck” or Tom Harkin suggesting delaying the employer mandate was not going to be lawful or this stunning letter from unions going after the president, saying that this will have disastrous effects not only on union members but millions of Americans, the NFL distancing itself from comments that Secretary Sebelius has made. All of that taken together, you’re now seeing the public collapse of Obamacare.

    So, we’re seeing the edifice of Obamacare I think start to collapse. And that’s something that the White House has to be tremendously concerned about. And what these votes in the House are doing today is putting Democrats in the House in a very difficult position to vote either in favor of suspending the employer mandate, which is what the White House has argued in favor of doing but instructed Democratic House members not to vote that way. (Special Report, July 17, 2013)

  102. Scientist smacks Senate Democrats: Global warming is NOT causing extreme weather

    Liberal politicians don’t want to admit it, but this much is a fact: there has been “extreme weather” since the beginning of time. Today, an environmental scientist smacked down the global warming alarmists in the Senate

    from DC:

    In a Senate hearing Thursday, environmental scientist Roger Pielke of the University of Colorado said it’s “incorrect” to claim that global warming is spurring more extreme weather disasters.

    “It is misleading and just plain incorrect to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally,” Pielke said in his testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.”

    “Hurricanes have not increased in the U.S. in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since at least 1900,” Pielke added. “The same holds for tropical cyclones globally since at least 1970.”

    Senate Democrats pointed to the increase in extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes as evidence of global warming. California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said that “climate change is real” and human activities were the cause, adding that people can “look out the window” to see evidence of it.

    “Heat waves, droughts, wildfires and floods ­ all are now more frequent and intense,” said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address.

    Pielke, however, notes that U.S. floods have not increased in “frequency or intensity” since 1950 and economic losses from floods have dropped by 75 percent as a percentage of GDP since 1940. Tornado frequency, intensity, and normalized damages have also not increased since 1950, and Pielke even notes that there is some evidence that this has declined.


  103. Foxy – further info on 22 House Democrats[ & I don’t know how to account for difference in numbers, but the overall is a stunning blow]
    Democrats Defy White House on Obamacare, Vote Against Individual and Employer Mandates Peter Suderman|Jul. 18, 2013 2:02 pm
    “…Unlike the White House, these 35 Democrats seemed not to think that it was “unnecessary” to get congressional approval before changing law….”

  104. Al Sharpton, Posh Populist

    If Tom Wolfe were writing The Bonfire of the Vanities today, he’d need a scene in the Grand Havana Room in New York City. It’s an Olympian den fit for what Wolfe called the “Masters of the Universe” ­ the super-rich gods of finance who today go by the name “the 1 percent.” Taking up the penthouse floor of 666 Fifth Avenue, the Grand Havana Room is a private, invitation-only cigar club and four-star restaurant. Through its windows, you can see the toiling salary men 39 floors below as they scurry about like ants, some furtively smoking in doorways, ever fearful of Nanny Bloomberg’s All-Seeing Eye.

    Named by Business Insider as one of the “11 exclusive clubs Wall Streeters are dying to get into,” the Grand Havana Room is where power brokers and celebrities hobnob with captains of industry in one of the last places where it’s still legal to smoke in the Big Apple.

    More @

  105. Scientist tells senators: Global warming not causing extreme weather

    In a Senate hearing Thursday, environmental scientist Roger Pielke of the University of Colorado said it’s “incorrect” to claim that global warming is spurring more extreme weather disasters.

    “It is misleading and just plain incorrect to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally,” Pielke said in his testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.”

    “Hurricanes have not increased in the U.S. in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since at least 1900,” Pielke added. “The same holds for tropical cyclones globally since at least 1970.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/18/scientist-tells-senators-global-warming-not-causing-extreme-weather/#ixzz2ZUQxIIMn

  106. The Obamacare implosion is the collapse of the Democratic party. It goes beyond an implosion of the Obama administration. It is the Armageddon of the entire party. You have to work at it to be this corrupt and stupid. It will not survive as a national party but rather as a regional political machine in failed state or municipal areas. The party of bankruptcy. These Democrats see the precipice and they are jumping before being crushed next in next years elections. I personally think it is too late for them and good riddance. This is 2010 squared.

  107. moononpluto
    July 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    How long before…..Obama: “If I had a city, it would look like Detroit!”


    Or a Beer Summit. 😆

    Maybe he can have a Beer Sunnit. 😆

  108. NMF: yes! Except possibly for Obama family extending as far as in their home town.
    CPS lays off more than 2,000, including 1,000 teachers
    Latest round follows 855 job cuts last month

    6:34 a.m. CDT, July 19, 2013
    Citing a $1 billion budget deficit, Chicago Public Schools will lay off more than 2,000 employees, more than 1,000 of them teachers, the district said Thursday night.
    About half of the 1,036 teachers being let go are tenured. The latest layoffs, which also include 1,077 school staff members, are in addition to 855 employees — including 420 teachers — who were laid off last month as a result of the district’s decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program.
    CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll said the district was “scraping the bottom” of reserves to provide financial relief and had made cuts in other spending before making layoffs.
    … Absent pension reform in Springfield, we had very few options available to us to close that gap,” Carroll said. “This year, given the magnitude and the size of this deficit, and the fact that there was no pension reform reached in Springfield, this has made it to the doorsteps of our schools….

  109. There is an interesting blog by name jbjd.org

    He looks at Trayvon Martin’s case from altogether different angle.

    From jbjd.org

    I believe that Rachel Jeantel conspired with Trayvon Martin to attack George Zimmerman because they suspected he was gay. We all know what happened next: Zimmerman ended up with a broken nose and Martin ended up dead. In Florida, this is Felony Murder. But more about that in the next post. For now, I want to further clarify why, as I identified in TRAYVON MARTIN to RACHEL JEANTEL: THE “NIGGA” is a “CREEPY” “ASS CRACKER” I believe that homophobia gave rise to the underlying crime.


  110. What have we here? Why a group of young black people of good will and an evil white racist governor refusing to give them the dignity–and all the goodies that justice demands. So where is big media on this one?

    The demands of the protestors seem modest and reasonable, under the circumstances. What are they, you ask? Well, I will tell you presently. And, as you review them, ask yourself whether justice can tolerate anything less.

    The demands are simple and straightforward:

    i) a paid state holiday to honor Travon,

    ii)renaming Tallahassee in his honor (easier to spell, for those who are into spelling),

    iii) complimentary Zimmerman voodoo dolls and Cracker Jacks to help assuage their grief,

    iv) repeal of stand your ground laws for whites only (including white Hispanics, and Korean store owners)

    v) amnesty for blacks only on death row,

    vi) repeal of capital punishment (which has a disparate impact on blacks–as proven by Professor Amsterdam),

    vii) an end to racial profiling–even if the suspect is engaged in the commission of a crime,

    viii) the re-imposition of the Articles of Reconstruction upon the State of Florida, monitored by Holder,

    ix) a declaration that the Republican Party is the last refuge of the Ku Klux Klan and Nathan Bedford Forrest, and-

    x) reparations for slavery–the old stand-by and pet project of Congressman John Conyers.

    Clearly, these are reasonable demands.

    Yet the racist white Republican refuses to meet them, to counter offer or to even negotiate.

    Well . . . I say they have tried the Ghandi gig, and now is the time for action. Le bon temps roule.

    Make sure that NBC has got the evidence all planted, that NYT is labelling everyone who objects as white, ergo racist, and that ABC is ready to distort. Lights, camera, action.

    (Comment: when you invest too heavily in the racial grievance, there is really no end to it. And it has nothing to do with justice, dignity, and all the other crap. The entire incident was a tragedy. But don’t lets make it into something which it is not)

    Question: will big media reform? No. Lest we forget, the same news organization who rigged the truck explosion in 1993 rigged the evidence in this case, knowingly and intentionally. Since the days of Paula Zahan, CNN has been promoting the idea that in the small towns of the south, the Klan never rests. And the New York Times will twist the facts of any story like this one, to ensure that anyone who is not black is white, except in the case of Obama.

    I want them to stay the course, so that no one is this society has any doubt about what they are, and where they are coming from. Perhaps then, a few of the 48% who still support Obama, who is the architect of this perversion, will see the light. But the other truth is, I am not holding my breath.

    The influence of big media is too pervasive, as a friend of mine remarked just the other day. Rumors of their untimely death have been greatly exaggerated. They will continue to behave like the liars and agent provactueur they most certainly are. The question is whether people of common sense will continue to listen to them.

  111. foxyladi14
    July 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

    July 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    How long before…..Obama: “If I had a city, it would look like Detroit!”

    Didn’t Senator Obama’s district look like Detroit?

    It looked like the hood when he took office, and it looked even worse when he moved on to the next political stepping stone.

    Wadda guy, the Obama’s have put race relations back to 1950 in Alabama.

  112. democrat1
    July 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

    There is an interesting blog by name jbjd.org


    I am pretty sure jbjd is an intelligent woman, not a ‘he’.

    Am I wrong on this Big Pinkers??

  113. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/larry-elder-explodes-at-piers-over-zimmerman-youre-conde

    Larry Elders was on fire a couple of nights ago on Piers Morgan…he made mincemeat out of Piers…and all Piers could do was continue to ask the irrelvant question “do you think Rachel is stupid?” as Larry expounded on the larger picture…

    I have always like Larry…always enjoyed listening to him on the radio when I lived in LA, even when I did not agree with him…hard to argue with someone when they are making perfect sense…unless you are brainwashed and under the spell of some forced agenda…

    Larry, Crystal, Charles Barcley, Ben Carson…these are people who see themselves as individuals and they are not afraid to speak out and call it like they see it…instead of deflecting reality and being in denial…major kudos to truthtellers…even if i don’t agree with all their political sway…

    how i wish all sides would exercise more clarity…(i’m a dreamer)

  114. ——-
    “I am pretty sure jbjd is an intelligent woman, not a ‘he’.

    Am I wrong on this Big Pinkers??”


    Yes, you are correct. As I recall, during the 2008 jbjd used to post on NQ, providing great info and analysis about how BO and his Dem Party stole the nomination by circumventing voting laws and outright illegal machinations at the polls, etc.

  115. Dem1

    Sorry for that

    No apology necessary, I just remember her blogging on another site in 2008 and wanted to give ‘HER’ credit. 😉

  116. trixta

    As I recall, during the 2008 jbjd used to post on NQ, providing great info and analysis about how BO and his Dem Party stole the nomination by circumventing voting laws and outright illegal machinations at the polls, etc.

    I remember that too, and she also posted on PUMApac and other sites. She was always giving us in-depth analysis’s that I appreciated.

  117. Hillary had/has some pretty incredible folks that still blog on this site, administer this site… and others nearby.

    I appreciate all of them and have learned a lot.
    Thanks to all of you.

  118. Oh God, Big mouth Obama on Tv again talking about Trayvon : vomit bucket at the ready…….

    “Trayvon Martin could have been me.” — President Obama

  119. Oh please, just go away…..

    “There are very few African American men who haven’t been followed when they have been shopping at a department store.” — Obama.

  120. “Trayvon Martin could have been me.” — President Obama


    So you willfully attack people and run around with drug paraphinalia with intent of theft then do you Mr President…..thanks for clarifying that.

  121. “Trayvon Martin could have been me.” — President Obama

    Actually you are just like him, you cheated your way into the WhiteHouse, you attack everyone in your way, and you think you deserve what you haven’t earned…and you destroy everything in your wake.

  122. Oh for gods sake the fellatio media are calling Obama’s Trayvon remarks historic……that word has been wore out like an old whore in a brothel. Can they get on their knees any faster.

  123. What about the 500 Black youths murdered since Travyon, what about the 6 y/o murdered and cut up recently…oh, they were killed Black on Black…pass on by, can’t use this for political gain…pathetic!

  124. Thought Bo was keeping quiet about Tray Tray. Adding in your indications of what he’s been up to with the WGN Chicago news I heard at noon, I’m thinking turnout for the marches tomorrow is not as large as had been hoped. Time will tell.

    WGN mentioned Sharpton’s name, along with time and place for beginning of event. Delicate mediation to shake up the base without further eroding race card fatigue of everyone else?

  125. I bet its the unions trying to stop the Detroit Bankruptcy….


    Michigan AG challenges judge’s ruling that Detroit bankruptcy is unconstitutional

    LANSING — An Ingham County judge says Thursday’s historic Detroit bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution and state law and must be withdrawn.

    But Attorney General Bill Schuette said he will appeal Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Friday rulings and seek emergency consideration by the Michigan Court of Appeals. He wants her orders stayed pending the appeals, he said in a news release.

    In a spate of orders today arising from three separate lawsuits, Aquilina said Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr must take no further actions that threaten to diminish the pension benefits of City of Detroit retirees.

  126. …here is my response to Prez O and the Sharptons, Jackson, and Sharabazz Ali’s…

    “It could have been ME and it was” TWICE

    I have had my purse stolen twice by young black kids…once many years ago when I was in Roxbury, MA to take African Dance lessons…and as I was getting into my car and they just came out of nowhere and grabbed my purse and ran away with it…

    …the next time was years later in Santa Monica, CA when I had just dropped my car off at the dealership for repair and I was walking to get the bus…and again out of nowhere the kids rushed me, broke the strap on my purse with a quick pull and ran off with it…with house keys, money, etc…and I ran after them screaming ‘just give me my keys’ to no avail…(and people saying let them go before you get hurt)

    now to be fair…I also had my car broken into in the North End in Boston…and that was done by what some people might call “my people” Italians…

    …so what does that all say??

    did I immediately begin to hate all black kids (kids that i went off to teach in the Bahamas and were very fond of)

    did I start hating all those mafioso Italians?


    but it did teach me that I was an easy victim…an easy prey…

    and I would be stupid…very stupid…not to hold on to my purse around anyone…especially any young guys…black or white…

    …how about some discussion for the victims of the people who do commit these crimes and that is WHY people become fearful…how about a little discussion about telling the kids to stop committing the crimes…doesn’t mean they all are…but some of them sure the hell are…

    or would that just be too politically incorrect and honest to put on the table…

  127. This is what happens with corrupt judges beholden to unions….the most ridiculous order ever….honestly read this shit.


    Prior to her ruling on Friday, she criticized the Snyder administration and Attorney General’s Office for what appeared to be hasty action to outflank pension board attorneys.

    “It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

    Aquilina said she would make sure President Obama got a copy of her order.


    Honest to God, this judge needs removing.

  128. How about the demise of the American family unit? How about the fact that 70% of youth are brought up in a single home, just like Travyon.

    How about the fact that AA ‘s score lowest on entrance exams to colleges, graduate in the lowest percentage in HS’s

    Are on welfare in the highest percentages…

    Do you think THAT has anything to do with it racist in chief?

  129. S

    I got attacked by two Black thugs in HS and in college, but I didn’t damn the whole race.

    Dang, I’m White…must be something wrong with me.

  130. S

    I also got attacked by two different rapist’s in college, both were white. One I knew, one I didn’t.

    So 2/2

  131. foxyladi14
    July 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    From today’s hearings.

    Shocking, foxi! He must be racist….


    Hillary 2016

  132. moononpluto
    July 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    What is funny about this is that the issue that union lawyers are trying to block is exactly one of the issues that needs to be decided in bankrupcy court. It’s doubtful that a complete reduction of pensions is possible. Lawyers can easily cite contracts signed when the employees were hired to establish legitimacy. It’s possible that payments might be deferred as a consequence of a restructure, as well as the restructuring of current plans. It’s possible that excess bloat will be removed in terms of dual coverage, i.e. pensions eminating from two city positions paid to the same individual separately requiring a combination of the two along with a reduction. All these are questions for a bankruptcy court to deal with. By delaying the inevitable and continuiing the current payouts, the eventual restructuring will hurt even more.

    It’s MOST likely that they are just trying to cover up their corrupt practices. I am guessing that Aquilina was on the take and is moving to block any investigation of her actions.

    Hillary 2016

  133. gonzotx…i hear you…

    …imagine if all the victims of crimes start protesting and marching and pointing fingers at all the crooks and rapists…black and white…think that might broaden this discussion … hint…I think there would be a majority or women protesting…

    (suddenly we go from a black issue to a gender issue)


    foxy…that breaking news is really funny

  134. btw…as mentioned Miami (TM’s and Rachel’s stomping grounds) has so many murders and robberies it is impossible to keep up with it…less than a week ago tv news covered young black guy 21, went up to a hispanic man who was waiting for the bus at the bus stop, and shot him in the head and killed him for no reason…the man was a father…

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3042050/posts?page=39 (tv news showed the father and the killer)

    outside of the local news…no one has heard one word about that…and it happened last week…

    like larry elders was trying to get thru to ‘savior for the world from safely afar’ Piers Morgan…Piers lives in a gated community, larry grew up in South Central LA…he invites Piers to come to his neighborhood and then see if Piers thinks Zimmerman was an over zealous neighborhood watch guy…the people actually living in crime ridden and dangerous neighborhoods want and need help…they are prisoners in their own neighborhoods…black babies and kids get shot in their living rooms from stray random bullets…and they end up being the victims and injured and dead…who is speaking up for them? sorry, but those aren’t white kids going into those neighborhoods doing the killing?

    this is why i find much of this discussion going on so disingenious…

  135. foxyladi14
    July 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    BREAKING NEWS: George Zimmerman to change name to Benghazi so Obama and the Main Stream Media never mention him again


    I thought too S, gender issue

  136. July 19, 2013

    Judge Rules That Detroit’s Bankruptcy Is Unconstitutional, Ruling That It “Dishonors” Obama

    What are you going to say? Nothin’, that’s what. What is there to say?

    This is just the socialists attempting to avoid the natural consequences of
    the monstrosity they have birthed and called “the New America.”

    Ruling that the governor and Detroit’s emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn.
    “It’s absolutely needed,” said Judge Rosemary Aquilina, observing she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder “reads certain sections of the (Michigan) constitution and reconsiders his actions.”

    “It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

    Aquilina said she would make sure President Obama got a copy of her order.

    “I know he’s watching this,” she said, predicting the president ultimately will have to take action to make sure existing pension commitments are honored.

    She actually speaks of this nothing as if he were a god, or a child’s conception of a god, such as Santa Claus, watching down upon us, ordering the universe.

    They said if I voted for Romney, the country would be in the hands of a bizarre cult worshiping a ludicrous god, and they were right!

    Is She… Right? AlextheChick says that the unions (I assume) may have inserted a provision into the state constitution which essentially puts state taxpayers on the hook for any promises city governments make:

    This is the specific Michigan State Constitutional provision at play. Section 24 of the Michigan State Constitution reads as follows:
    Section 24: Public Pension Plans and Retirement Systems, Obligation – The accrued financial benefits of each pension plan and retirement system of the state and its political subdivisions shall be a contractual obligation thereof which shall not be diminished or impaired thereby. Financial benefits, annual funding. Financial benefits arising on account of service rendered in each fiscal year shall be funded during that year and such funding shall not be used for financing unfunded accrued liabilities.

    But that itself would be unconstitutional — that would give Detroit voters the right to vote themselves the wealth of Michigan taxpayers.

    Which seems to be precisely what the judge is saying — Detroit spent money it didn’t have, and spent itself into the grave, and now innocent taxpayers are required to make good on its contracts, despite not being parties to those contracts and despite not being under the sovereign political authority of Detroit.

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