In 1981, the 19 year-old Barack Obama published two poems in the spring 1981 edition of Occidental College’s literary magazine, Feast. One is a silly adolescent ode to “apes that eat figs” called Â“Underground.Â” The second is an obviously superior poem called Â“Pop.Â” Critic Warwick Collins rightly describes it as “by far the more powerful and complex” of the two, and his is the consensus opinion. Several mainstream reviewers have chosen to see in “Pop” the seeds of the literary genius that would flower in Obama’s 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father. A closer inspection, however, shows an early sign..
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Pentagon Shooting: Now Everyone’s a Terrorist
Posted By admin On March 5, 2010 @ 1:10 pm In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 74 Comments
Birther, truther, drug war critic, tea partier, libertarian, liberal – any and all dissent is “violent extremism”
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com 
Friday, March 5, 2010
If someone tripled the fire insurance on their house and then it was burned to the ground days later, would you be suspicious? A similar comparison can be made to last night’s shooting at the Pentagon, which was preceded by weeks of hype from both the establishment left and right about the inevitability of 9/11 truthers going postal.
The media’s almost instantaneous explanation for the motive behind the shooting that injured two police officers was assailant John Patrick Bedell’s sense of injustice surrounding 9/11 truth.
Ignore and Lie About This at Your Own Risk, Speaker Pelosi, President Obama
National Review ^ | March 04, 2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 2:54:52 PM by Steelfish
Ignore and Lie About This at Your Own Risk, Speaker Pelosi, President Obama . . . [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
I mentioned this on the radio this morning. It’s powerful stuff, from ABC this morning, via Mike Allen:
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), author of anti-abortion language in the House health-care bill, tells ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” that he’s willing to bring down the final bill if abortion language isn’t changed: “[T]he bill that they are using as a vehicle is the Senate bill. If you go to page 2069 through page 2078, you would find in there the federal government would directly subsidize abortions, plus every enrollee in the Office of Personnel management plan, every enrollee has to pay a minimum of $1 per month toward reproductive rights which includes abortion. . . . [W]e’re not going to vote for this bill with that kind of language in there.” . . .
STEPHANOPOULOS: “Let me be clear here. If the president doesn’t change the language, if your language is not accepted, you and your 11 colleagues who voted yes the last time will vote no this time. Does that mean you’re prepared to take responsibility for bringing down this whole bill?”
STUPAK: “Yes, we’re prepared to take responsibility. I mean, I’ve been catching it ever since last fall. Let’s face it, I want to see health care. But we’re not going to bypass some principles and beliefs that we feel strongly about.”
Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:10:07 PM by navysealdad
Collection Of Misc. Photos Of The 20′s Era
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2010 7:25:45 AM by Spaulding
The question which has gripped our Constitutional Republic is whether putative President, Barack Obama, is eligible to be President and Commander in Chief of the Military. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of our Constitution provides that: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” Despite the fact that Article II itself, and when read together with Articles I, III, IV and Amendments Eleven, Fourteen, Fifteen, Nineteen, Twenty-Four, and Twenty-Six, clearly makes a distinction between a “Citizen of the United States” and a “natural born Citizen,” when it comes to deciding whether Obama is eligible to be President under Article II, many incorrectly interpret a “Citizen of the United States ” to be the same thing as a “natural born Citizen.” With these two clauses not having the same meaning, the proper eligibility question is not whether Obama is a “Citizen of the United States.” Rather, the correct inquiry is whether Obama is a “natural born Citizen.”
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Krauthammer: For Obama, health care show must go on
Memphis Appeal ^ | 05/06/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2010 3:25:54 AM by sonofstrangelove
So the yearlong production, set to close after Massachusetts’ devastatingly negative Jan. 19 review, saw the curtain raised one last time. Obamacare lives.
After 34 speeches, three sharp electoral rebukes (Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts) and a seven-hour seminar, the president announced Wednesday his determination to make one last push to pass his health care reform.
The final act was carefully choreographed. The rollout began a week earlier with a couple of shows of bipartisanship: a Feb. 25 Blair House “summit” with Republicans, followed five days later with a few concessions tossed the Republicans’ way.
Among the few Republican suggestions President Barack Obama pretended to incorporate was tort reform. What did he suggest to address the plague of defensive medicine that a Massachusetts Medical Society study showed leads to about 25 percent of doctor referrals, tests and procedures being done for no medical reason? A few ridiculously insignificant demonstration projects amounting to one-half of one-hundredth of 1 percent of the cost of Obama’s health care bill.