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Washington Is A Fantasyland Vis-A-Vis States

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Washington Is A Fantasyland Vis-A-Vis States
Investors.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | DAVID S. BRODER

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:36:50 PM by Kaslin

There is a great divide in American politics. It’s not between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between the president and Congress in Washington, on one side, and governors and legislators around the country on the other.

The record of the Washington politicians is summarized in the report that came out of the Congressional Budget Office last week. That nonpartisan scorekeeper announced that it projects the cumulative national debt to increase in the next decade by $9.8 trillion.

That unimaginable (and indigestible) sum is more than a trillion dollars higher than the Obama administration’s estimate. It means a lower future standard of living for Americans because of vastly increased debt.

As Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the senior Republican on the House Budget Committee, pointed out in his commentary on the CBO report, it projects the annual cost of interest on the debt to rise from $209 billion this year to $916 billion by 2020.

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Can Forcing Purchase Of Insurance Survive Constitutional Challenge?

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  • Can Forcing Purchase Of Insurance Survive Constitutional Challenge?

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:39:49 PM · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 200+ views

    Investors.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | THOMAS M. BOYD
    During the recent summit on health care reform, Republican leader John Boehner told President Obama that he and his colleagues believe the central funding mechanism underlying the president’s latest reform proposal — the individual mandate — is unconstitutional. This language would require every American to purchase a product — health insurance. It also has appeared in every serious proposal since ClintonCare in 1993, including the proposals now pending before Congress. If it eventually becomes law, it’s sure to be challenged before the ink on the president’s signature is dry.

How To Read Your Newspaper (Between the Lines) ~ By Al Benson Jr.

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By Al Benson Jr. On January 23 at 4:17 PM

By Al Benson Jr.

Years ago some conservative commentator made the statement that “the best way to read the newspaper is between the lines.” He was trying to say a couple things. One of them was that often what the media writers leave out is more important than what they tell us.

He was also saying that, if you know how the read the papers, when you see an article, you can often tell by the way it’s written what is actually being said–and you can often tell when the truth is being obfuscated. You can often tell when a certain “spin” is being put on the event in question.

I’ll use a recent AP article about Obama’s “health care” plan to illustrate this. Anyone who has followed national events recently has to have watched the Obama/Pelosi/Reid dog and pony show as this dynamic trio went through every political gyration possible to get this health care “reform” package passed into law. Despite the best laid plans and efforts of mice, socialists, and others, they haven’t been able to get it done when they wanted it done (Christmas Eve). They were going to give us all a nice little Marxist health care plan for our Christmas present (to them). Like Christmas dinner, the plan was a real turkey and it’s had lots of opposition, most of it from the American people who, thanks to Obama’s unceasing efforts, are finally beginning to recognize blatant socialism when they see it, much to Obama’s chagrin.

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Prediction: Moment of Frustration Will Expose Our Young President

March 10, 2010 1 comment

RUSH IN A HURRY — Obama Seeks to Overthrow the American Way of Life

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Harassed by the U.S. Census: A Friend Tells Her Frightening Story

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Some Democrats shun Obama event in St. Louis

March 10, 2010 1 comment
  • Some Democrats shun Obama event in St. Louis

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:55:50 PM · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 463+ views

    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | Joseph Curl
    The Show Me State briefly became the No Show State on Wednesday as some prominent Missouri Democrats decided they’d rather be somewhere else when President Obama came to St. Louis to push his massive health care overhaul plan. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the all-but-certain Democratic nominee for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Christopher S. “Kit” Bond, was “already locked in” to meetings in Washington, D.C., on Wall Street financial reforms, said her spokesman Linden Zakula, who downplayed her absence for Mr. Obama’s visit.
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The question that dogs Dems: What if Obama fails?

March 10, 2010 1 comment
  • The question that dogs Dems: What if Obama fails?

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:31:46 PM · by Scanian · 45 replies · 1,049+ views

    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Julie Mason
    President Obama’s strategy for closing on health care relies on blaming the insurance industry, reminding Americans that coverage is a problem and urging public opinion to shift momentum in Congress. Not part of the equation: What if he loses? “No Democrat wants to contemplate it and certainly no one in the administration, because the consequences are too frightful,” said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar at the Brookings Institution.
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Chicago–Communist Paradise of the Midwest ~ By Al Benson Jr.

March 10, 2010 24 comments

 

There is a new and slightly longer article up on…

 

 

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http://www.cakewalkblogs.com/antiestablishmenthistory/chicagocommunist-paradise-midwestby-al-benson-jr.aspx dealing with the history of communism in the fair city of Chicago. Guess what, communism in this country started in Chicago.
So what else is new?Al

 

 

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Chicago–Communist Paradise of the Midwest

Posted Today at 4:20 PM

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Cropped portion of Abraham Lincoln Photograph, platinum print from wet plate collodion glass negative (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

By Al Benson Jr.It seems that the “Windy City” has had a love affair with communism that goes back a long time. Originally, you can trace it back to 1860 when the Republican Party convention was held there–the convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln to run for president on the Republican ticket that year. There were several “Forty-Eighter” socialists, refugees from the 1848 socialist revolts in Europe, there that year for the convention and some of these socialists, such as Carl Schurz, actually helped to write the Republican Party platform in 1860. In our book Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists Walter Kennedy and I have noted this. On page 61 we stated: “In chapter one we noted the close ties between radical European socialists/communists and Lincoln. In that chapter we pointed out that we are not suggesting that Lincoln was a communist, only that for some reason, these early American socialists/communists found the new Republican Party and Abraham Lincoln very attractive.” So Lincoln was nominated, ran, and won, with the help of these Forty-Eighter socialists/communists–and it started in Chicago. How fitting. You can check out information about Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists on http://olesouthbooks.com

 

Supreme Court chief fights back after criticism from Obama

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  • Supreme Court chief fights back after criticism from Obama

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:56:32 PM · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 3 replies · 194+ views

    Yahoo News ^ | 3/10/10 | Yahoo News
    1 Hour 7 mins ago (SNIP) In a controversy stretching back to January’s State of the Union Address, Chief Justice John Roberts told a group of law students at the University of Alabama that President Obama’s very public dissent from the Court’s Citizens United ruling, which effectively rolled back most existing restraints on corporate funding of political campaigns, was a provocation to the court’s cherished independence.
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The President hits the road again for Obamacare – but why?

March 10, 2010 1 comment
  • The President hits the road again for Obamacare – but why? (vanity)

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:59:51 PM · by wingsof liberty · 19 replies · 349+ views
    So Obama is once again passionately attempting to sell his healthcare nightmare to the country. Why is this? A) Poll after poll show that an overwhelming majority of Americans do not want to eat this crap sandwich. B) Every time he promotes Obamacare, public support seems to drop off even more, and most importantly, C) The President, Pelosi and Reid have made it abundantly clear this monstrosity will be passed, by whatever means necessary, REGARDLESS of public opinion
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Arm Twisting Of The Worse Kind

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Arm Twisting Of The Worse Kind
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | March 10, 2010 | annem040359

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:12:55 PM by Biggirl

What President Barak Obama is doing, is nothing short of arm twisting the likes that would make both the “Sopranos” and the Corleones of the “Godfather” look like “saints”.

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White House Spars With the Chief Justice

March 10, 2010 1 comment

White House Spars With the Chief Justice
New York Times ^

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:13:23 PM by Sub-Driver

White House Spars With the Chief Justice By HELENE COOPER

The White House is hitting back against criticism from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday, when he complained about the political scene surrounding the State of the Union speech when President Obama criticized a Supreme Court decision on campaign financing.

Mr. Roberts told a University of Alabama audience that the setting at the joint session of Congress degenerated into a pep rally, which he found “very troubling.” Mr. Obama had directly singled out a recent ruling, known as Citizens United, that lifted restrictions on corporations and unions for election communications.

The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, fired back: “What is troubling is that this decision opened the floodgates for corporations and special interests to pour money into elections – drowning out the voices of average Americans. The president has long been committed to reducing the undue influence of special interests and their lobbyists over government. That is why he spoke out to condemn the decision and is working with Congress on a legislative response to close this loophole.”

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The Microchip Mandate

March 10, 2010 1 comment

The Microchip Mandate
RaptureAlert.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Michael G. Mickey

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:25:46 PM by GiovannaNicoletta

bRevelation 13:16-17: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

As we see in scripture above, the prophesied Antichrist’s government is going to require all mankind to receive a mark in the right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell in the prophetic future. Is there any evidence in the news of our world today that may be a harbinger of things to come where what is commonly referred to as the mark of the beast is concerned? I certainly believe so.

What is the mark of the beast going to be?

For years now I have watched with great attention the expansion of interest governments around the world, as well as many private industries, businesses and the medical community, have shown in utilizing RFID microchip technology for identification, security, medical and record keeping purposes all the while bearing in mind Revelation 13:16-17. This is especially true where the use of implantable RFID microchip technologies such as PositiveID Corporation’s VeriChip are concerned.

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We’re Coming for You, Congress, Billboard

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Dick Armey wants Tancredo out of the tent (another amnesty queen)

March 10, 2010 1 comment

Raquel Welch’s bustier sets off alarms at O’Hare Airport after Oprah appearance

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Raquel Welch’s bustier sets off alarms at O’Hare Airport after Oprah appearance
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 9, 2010 | MARY WISNIEWSKI

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:06:15 PM by george76

Raquel Welch’s black-satin bustier set off a metal detector last week at O’Hare Airport, and the actress had to undergo a patdown search.

“It was hilarious,” Welch’s publicist, Julie Nathanson, said today. “Every alarm in the hemisphere went off.”

Welch was once dubbed the “Most Desired Woman” of the 1970s by Playboy magazine. She’s known for her roles in movies including “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B.C.”

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Does It Matter if Obamacare Passes?

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Does It Matter if Obamacare Passes?
The Voice of Reason ^ | March 10, 2010 | Texas Peartree

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:09:44 PM by Texas Peartree

Hidden from discussions about Reconciliation, 60-vote Senate super-majorities and the arcane rules of passing the same bad bill in both Houses of Congress, a more fundamental obstacle to socializing our medical system may soon emerge: the voters’ sovereignty. People may soon stop to ask whether passing Obama’s bill matters, considering what would likely happen after the President signs his landmark mistake.

Imagine that this sweeping healthcare abomination passes with zero votes from Republicans in the House and Senate. Never before has an important reform bill been passed in this manner. Heck, even the Civil Right laws of the 1960s were able to find some non-extremist Democrats to support them.

Assume further than the brain-dead Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and walking-argument-for-limiting-botox Speaker Nancy Pelosi pass a bill using every machination at their disposal. In November of this year the people will speak. My guess is that the people would elect Republicans into the majority in the House. The Senate is more difficult to change quickly, as only 1/3rd of the Senate is up for re-election every election cycle. Suffice it to say, the Senate would have a 50-50 chance of reverting to Republican control.

Since the healthcare reform begins collecting taxes in 2011, but only begins spending these taxes on universal healthcare in 2015, wouldn’t we have an opportunity to repeal Obamacare? We would not need a 2/3rds super-majority to override a Presidential veto, as Congress puts forth all spending bills.

Furthermore, any Democrats in the Senate who are up for re-election in 2012 would likely support this repeal after seeing the landslide against their party in 2010. Unlike now, by then few Democrats in Congress could be bought off easily by the Obama Administration, as it would seem likely that he is a one-termer . . .

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Socialism Viewed Positively by 36% of Americans

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Socialism Viewed Positively by 36% of Americans
Flopping Aces ^ | 03-10-10 | Chris Godwin

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 2:47:59 PM by Starman417

Admittedly, I approached this article with a mixture of fear and anger. Setting aside these feelings and, valiantly I may add, resisting the urge to break something, I read. It was not until approximately 1/2 complete, that the actual story was revealed:

“Exactly how Americans define “socialism” or what exactly they think of when they hear the word is not known”

It occurs to me, that this statement encapsulates much of what I believe to be a the failings and ills of society today.

Gone are the days, if they once existed, of opinions rooted in fact and study. Regardless of your thought of socialism, should not an individual have, at the very least, a general understanding of an issue prior to lending their thoughts a voice? I cannot help but feel, that this seemingly minor issue, lies curled at the base of the majority of the problems we face as Americans today. The consistent failure, day in and out, to truly define that which you stand for and against has become an anchor on this great nation.

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Why Democrats Don’t Care about $9.7 Trillion Debt

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Why Democrats Don’t Care about $9.7 Trillion Debt
Townhall via CDS ^ | 3/9/2010 | Dennis Prager

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:06:07 PM by ezfindit

CNN adds that “By 2020 the (CBO) estimates debt held by the public would reach $20.3 trillion, or 90 percent of GDP. That’s up from 53 percent of GDP in 2009.”

I suspect that most Americans, if asked whether these numbers trouble the Democratic leadership and President Obama, would answer in the affirmative.

They would be wrong.

They would be wrong not because the Democratic Party or the president are economically illiterate or bad individuals, but because the Democratic Party and the president are leftists. And most Americans, including most Democrats, do not understand the left. They may understand liberalism; but President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and most Democratic representatives and senators are not liberals; they are leftists. And most Americans do not understand the difference between liberal and left.

They do not realize, for example, that there is no major difference between the American Democratic Party and the leftist social democratic parties of Western Europe. They do not know that from Karl Marx to Obama, the left (as opposed to liberals) has never created wealth because it has never been interested in creating wealth; it is interested in redistributing wealth.

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Name THIS City?????

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CARTOON: The Obama Prius Went Too Far Left

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CARTOON: The Obama Prius Went Too Far Left
NetRight Nation ^ | March 10, 2010 | William Warren

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:32:02 AM by NetRight Nation

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Al Benson: Some Reasons For The War of Northern Aggression…

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I emailed many of you this past weekend about a new article dealing with some real reasons for the War of Northern Aggression and I somehow did not get the link on the message.

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Craig Maus: Revealing Video…

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Amen my Confederate Sister, Amen!
Confederately yours,
Craig
( Forwarding your reply to all Patriots)
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—– Original Message —–

From: c
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: REVEALING VIDEO – PLEASE PASS THIS ON…
How much more, and how much longer is the CSA going to take all this stuff before they FINALLY declare the CSA nation of states and territories INDEPENDENT AND FREE OF ALL ATTACHMENTS and ASSOCIATIONS to DC !??  Our forefathers wouldn’t have ever allow things to get this far !  Never !
AS Pres Davis stated that he saw things coming to a head for 12 years before they finally were forced to stand up and say NO MORE !  But for WAITING look at the price they paid !  The longer things are allowed to fester the worse the results are.  Cancer out of control eats everything in its path and kills.  The long you wait, the less chance of winning. Waiting means death.
Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill stated that to wait is suicidal,  but to stop things when they first raise their ugly head – that is where the victory is.
“Do you want to know who you are?  Don’t ask. Act !  Action will delineate and define you.” – - Thomas Jefferson

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson ORDERED a full revolution by the people against the US Federal government every 20 years to keep them in line and the people in control – Just the opposite of the ‘new laws’ created by GW Bush  and continued by Obama !!  Jefferson believed in nipping things in the bud BEFORE they became a problem.

Craig Maus: Gods and Generals…

March 10, 2010 1 comment
(Original 1st Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 2:56 AM
Subject: Gods & Generals)
Dear Confederates and Fellow Patriots (bcc herein),
General Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘It will not be the first time that Washington has visited itself upon another’s Nation within the contiguous boundaries of this original Republic.
But now they feed upon what little remains of their own Social Democracy for the remaining sustenance that supports their insastiable thirst for total domain.
I believe we are entering the morning mist of the final Battle that will decide the fate of this Christian Republic once and for all.’
“All the South has ever desired was that the Union, as established by our Forefathers, should be preserved, and that the Government, as originally organized, should be administered in Purity and Truth.”
General Robert E. Lee, 5 January 1866
….and, as most of you know, and just prior to his death several years after he said this and after witnessing the lies, usurpation & ReConstruction at the hands of the Federals, he then said :
“I would have preferred to have died with my men, holding my sword in my right hand rather than witnessing what they (the Federals) have done too us.”

… archived broadcast june 26 2009 2nd and 3rd hour bob chapman http the daily paul on medvedev meeting and martial law…

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News With Views…

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March 10, 2010

John McCain’s Bill S-3002 is an Overkill on Dietary Supplements
Only a few short weeks after introducing his so-called “Dietary Supplement Safety Act,” Republican Senator John McCain was already feeling the heat – so much so that, like Custer at the Little Big Horn, he felt compelled to dismount his high horse and defend his hugely mistaken foray into hostile Native territory. Short of ammunition and evidently just as shy on literacy, Johnny McCain issued a Senate Floor Statement that………
http://www.newswithviews.com/Tips/scott104.htm
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William Miller: We’ve all been L/Cpls before( some of us were Lance-coolies twice- 2d award)

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We’ve all been L/Cpls before( some of us were Lance-coolies twice- 2d award), and I think most of these are pretty damn funny.  Read the cartoon, then read the “blurb” below it…….

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Are Congress and Obama Deliberately Inciting a New US Civil War?

March 10, 2010 1 comment

Are Congress and Obama Deliberately Inciting a New US Civil War?

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    Canadian Free Press ^ | March 20, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    With the events that have transpired over the last 58 days—since Obama and his adherents commandeered the US presidency—fear is now becoming the order of each and every day for many of We-the-People. ……. ….has led me to believe that both Congress and Obama are in the process of purposefully creating conditions that will lead to a revolution by We-the-People so that it and Obama can affect Martial Law and once and for all forcibly suppress the American people…
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Alien President: Obama forged his birth certificate?(Taitz Video Interview)

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Marxist Psychology Today Blogger Demonizes Tea Partiers as ‘Paranoid’

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Marxist Psychology Today Blogger Demonizes Tea Partiers as ‘Paranoid’
NewsBusters ^ | March 8, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on Monday, March 08, 2010 8:24:40 AM by PJ-Comix

During the final years of the Soviet Union many political dissidents weren’t sent to slave labor camps as happened in the bad old Stalin era if they weren’t outright liquidated. Instead, their divergence from the official party line was viewed as some sort of mental disorder that must be treated, usually with forced confinement in mental institutions which were little more than prisons. And now we have a Marxist blogger for Psychology Today who proposes that Tea Party participants suffer from a mental disorder.

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RESIST, AMERICA! RESIST Socialism, Communism, and Marxism!

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RESIST, AMERICA! RESIST Socialism, Communism, and Marxism!
The Silent Majority ^ | 03-09-10 | J.D. Longstreet

Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 7:12:50 PM by Lexluthor69

Well, the BIG Push is on to ram ObamaCare through the Congress and down the throats of the American people.

Obama is jetting around the country holding pep rallies to try to gin up support for the “Bill from Hell” — Socialized Medicine. You should know these rallies include ONLY Obama supporters and ObamaCare supporters. The wild enthusiasm is staged for your benefit to, hopefully, give you the impression that ObamaCare is supported by the majority of Americans. The truth is – it is NOT.

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New Orly Taitz interview on Russia Today ( shown across 6 continents)

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New Orly Taitz interview on Russia Today ( shown across 6 continents)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mnu9IgEYQQ ^

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:04:55 AM by cycle of discernment

From http://www.orlytaitzesq.com:

“This interview on RTTV (Russia Today English Edition TV) was seen by millions of people on 6 continents, as RTTV transmits live all over the World.

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Obama’s Supremely Troubling Transformation

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Obama’s Supremely Troubling Transformation
TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/10/10 | CaroleL

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:01:47 AM by CaroleL

Candidate Barack Obama wanted to be a transformative president. Well, he’s doing his best to transform some elements of the US government into broken down caricatures of what our founders intended them to be. The latest transformation to make the news is one observed by US Chief Justice John Roberts who said that the president’s annual State of the Union address has “degenerated into a political pep rally.”

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My Race is “American”

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My Race is “American”
CDS ^ | 3/9/2010 | B. Chrysostom

Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:22:34 PM by ezfindit

Mark Krikorian from the National Review Online has a great suggestion on how we can all fight back against the divisive racial classifications perpetuated by the government via the Census.

Mark’s recommendation is to enter “American” as our response to Question #9 on the 2010 Census Form that will soon be mailed out to all American households.

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Silver bullet from U.S. states kills ‘mandatory’ Obamacare 36 legislatures fight for citizens’ rights to opt out of health-coverage demand

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Silver bullet from U.S. states
kills ‘mandatory’ Obamacare

36 legislatures fight for citizens’ rights
to opt out of health-coverage demand



Posted: March 09, 2010
8:54 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling


WorldNetDaily

At least 36 state legislatures are considering legislation that would allow citizens to opt out of a key component of President Obama’s health-care “reform” – an “individual mandate” requiring that all Americans have health insurance.

Both the House and Senate health-care bills require Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. The House bill establishes a fine based on percentage of a person’s income, while the Senate version creates a penalty as a flat fee or percentage of income, whichever is higher. Those refusing to get insurance could be found guilty of a misdemeanor crime, punishable by another fine or even jail time.

Join nearly 100 members of Congress and 13,000 Americans in rejecting federal government health-care mandates on patients, employers, individuals and states – sign on to the Declaration of Health Care Independence.

“The president’s proposal adopts the Senate approach but lowers the flat dollar assessments, and raises the percent of income assessment that individuals pay if they choose not to become insured,” a White House plan released in February states.

States rejecting ‘individual mandate’

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, formal resolutions or bills have been filed in opposition to the individual mandate in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


The National Conference of State Legislatures published this map showing states that have filed formal resolutions or bills in opposition to individual health-care mandates.

Also, as of March 4, Virginia became the first state to enact a new statute section titled, “Health insurance coverage not required.” In Arizona, voters will cast ballots on a constitutional amendment in November 2010 that would “preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care.”

Lawmakers suggest approval of the legislation may spark a legal battle over states’ rights versus the federal government’s reach of power. The Boston Globe reported the measures could set the stage for “one of the greatest tests of federal power over the states since the civil rights era.”

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Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

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Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain
Marketwatch ^ | March 9, 2010, 12:01 a.m. EST | Paul B. Farrell

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:06:55 AM by SmokingJoe

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) — “One of the disturbing facts of history is that so many civilizations collapse,” warns anthropologist Jared Diamond in “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.” Many “civilizations share a sharp curve of decline. Indeed, a society’s demise may begin only a decade or two after it reaches its peak population, wealth and power.”

Now, Harvard’s Niall Ferguson, one of the world’s leading financial historians, echoes Diamond’s warning: “Imperial collapse may come much more suddenly than many historians imagine. A combination of fiscal deficits and military overstretch suggests that the United States may be the next empire on the precipice.” Yes, America is on the edge.

Dismiss his warning at your peril. Everything you learned, everything you believe and everything driving our political leaders is based on a misleading, outdated theory of history. The American Empire is at the edge of a dangerous precipice, at risk of a sudden, rapid collapse.

Ferguson is brilliant, prolific and contrarian. His works include the recent “Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World;” “The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World;” “Colossus: The Rise and Fall of The American Empire;” and “The War of the World,” a survey of the “savagery of the 20th century” where he highlights a profound “paradox that, though the 20th century was ‘so bloody,’ it was also ‘a time of unparalleled progress.’”

Why? Throughout history imperial leaders inevitably emerge and drive their nations into wars for greater glory and “economic progress,” while inevitably leading their nation into collapse. And that happens suddenly and swiftly, within “a decade or two.”

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We’re not buying it, O

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We’re not buying it, O
NY Post ^ | March 10, 2010 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:10:46 AM by Scanian

Once again, Barack Obama is a happy pitch man. He’s on stage with a microphone, jacket off, sleeves rolled up, his voice rising and falling as he tries to whip the big crowds into revival-tent fervor.

He’s still peddling Hope & Change, although now he calls it health-care reform. He swears his miracle elixir will save your life, your money and your country.

It will do anything you could possibly want — unless you want the truth.

Then you’re squat out of luck. See, truth is a pre-existing condition not covered by ObamaCare.

We used to arrest people for selling snake oil. Now we elect them.

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Today’s Toons 3/10/10

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# Obama to take Daughters to Visit Indonesia School where he went under the name Barry Soetoro Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:17:18 AM · by U.S. Army Retired · 7 replies · 133+ views http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/obamas-mother-to-be-acknowledged-posthumously-by-yogyakarta-university/360264 ^ Obama, along with his wife Michelle and two daughters Sasha and Malia, will visit in Indonesia from March 20 – 22. He is scheduled to visit a number of locations, including his former elementary school in Menteng, Central Jakarta, and Borobudur Temple outside of Yogyakarta. Obama spent some of his childhood years in Jakarta where Ann Dunham was married to Indonesia Lolo Soetoro after divorcing Obama’s Kenyan father.

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment
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