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Birther claptrap deserves out reproach Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4/29/2010 | Loren Collins

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Birther claptrap deserves out reproach
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 4/29/2010 | Loren Collins

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 7:27:34 PM by curiosity

Now, eight years later, three Georgia legislators are indulging the fantasies of a new contingent of conspiracy theorists who believe in a different cover-up. These conspiracy theorists, or “birthers,” refuse to accept the constitutional eligibility of President Barack Obama, under the hypothesis that he might not have been born in Honolulu, and that he instead may have engaged in a five-decade-long ruse before his secret foreign birth was exposed via fabricated rumors spread by fringe bloggers with no evidence late in the campaign.

The conspiracists’ favored theory is that Obama’s mother left her Honolulu home and traveled halfway around the planet to give birth in the Third World nation of Kenya in 1961. To some people, it is apparently easier to believe that our first African-American president was actually born in Africa than to believe that he was born at the local Honolulu hospital.

When his birthplace was publicly questioned in June 2008, the Obama campaign promptly published his certification of live birth online, clearly identifying his place of birth as “Honolulu, Hawaii.”

When online conspiracists said that was a digital forgery, FactCheck.org visited campaign headquarters and took multiple photographs of the document.

When conspiracists demanded extrinsic evidence, two contemporary birth announcements were located in Hawaiian newspapers. And when they demanded even more, Hawaii’s vital records registrar issued a public statement saying that the president’s original vital records confirm his birth in Hawaii.

(By contrast, what evidence did you ever see that Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Ark.? Can you even name the state George W. Bush was born in?)

Yet the conspiracists remain unsatisfied. And so do, apparently, at least three Georgia politicians. In late 2009, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal announced that he was writing a letter to Obama asking where he could find evidence of Obama’s eligibility. It seems Deal is either inexplicably ignorant of all the evidence cited above, or considers it insufficient. Even more inexplicably, Deal refuses to release a copy of his letter for Georgia voters to see what nonsense he wrote.

More recently, when Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) was asked in an interview if he could simply say that the president is an American citizen, Broun responded “I don’t know.” Then, when given the opportunity to clear the air in a follow-up interview, Broun only dug himself deeper into denialist territory. Asked “Do you believe the president’s citizenship is in question?” Broun gave a long, rambling reply, eventually concluding with “I don’t know, nobody knows for sure, we’ve not seen any documentation one way or the other.”

As illustrated above, this is an outright lie. Broun has not only allied himself with denialists, but has chosen to further entrench himself with them even when given the opportunity to back away.

Finally, state Rep. Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross) recently introduced House Bill 1516. Had it passed, it would have required presidential candidates to provide evidence of their constitutional eligibility in order to appear on Georgia ballots. In the abstract, such a requirement is perfectly reasonable.

But Hatfield’s real intent shines through in the details. Hatfield does not propose that his fellow General Assembly members should prove their eligibility under the Georgia Constitution, nor that our statewide elected officials, such as the governor, should do so. Nor does he propose the same standard of proof for our federal representatives and senators.

Hatfield’s bill does not even demand documentation from vice presidential candidates, who have the same eligibility standards as the president. Most astonishingly, Hatfield proposes nothing to ensure the constitutional eligibility of any third-party presidential candidates; his bill covers only Republicans and Democrats.

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The Big Alienation wsj ^ | 4/30/10 | Peggy Noonan

April 30, 2010 1 comment

The Big Alienation
wsj ^ | 4/30/10 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 4:17:49 PM by Nachum

We are at a remarkable moment. We have an open, 2,000-mile border to our south, and the entity with the power to enforce the law and impose safety and order will not do it. Wall Street collapsed, taking Main Street’s money with it, and the government can’t really figure out what to do about it because the government itself was deeply implicated in the crash, and both political parties are full of people whose political careers have been made possible by Wall Street contributions. Meanwhile we pass huge laws, bills so comprehensive, omnibus and transformative that no one knows what’s in them and no one—literally, no one—knows how exactly they will be executed or interpreted. Citizens search for new laws online, pore over them at night, and come away knowing no more than they did before they typed “dot-gov.”

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States’ Rights (and Wrongs) – How about this: Your state can legalize “breathing while…”

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States’ Rights (and Wrongs) – How about this: Your state can legalize “breathing while…”
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 30, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 4:01:57 PM by neverdem

States’ Rights (and Wrongs)

How about this: Your state can legalize “breathing while undocumented” if my state can legalize “breathing while uninsured.”

I’ve got a proposal for you. I’d call it a “modest proposal” but, thanks to Jonathan Swift, when writers say that, it means they’re about to propose something absolutely bonkers to make a satirical point along the lines of “Let’s eat Irish babies!” or “Joe Biden should be president!”

My proposal might still be crazy, but it’s not satire.

Okay, okay, I can tell you’re keen to hear it.

But wait. First, a peeve.

(Beck) The One Thing 4/29 CRIME INC. (The $10 TRILLION Dollar Heist??)

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(Beck) The One Thing 4/29 CRIME INC. (The $10 TRILLION Dollar Heist??)
Fox News/Glenn Beck ^ | 4/29/10 | Fox News/Glenn Beck

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 4:04:38 PM by Painesright

This is a rush transcript from “Glenn Beck,” April 29, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GLENN BECK, HOST: America, this is so important. This should be on the front page of every paper, but it won’t be. And when I’m done with it, you ask yourself why.

And you watch — you watch — all the blogs and everything else will just make cheap shots at me. Go ahead. Go ahead. Look how fat he is, look how stupid, look at his hair, look at the blackboards. Whatever. How about we talk about the content on the blackboards, OK?

We left the Chicago Climate Exchange story — I’m trying to show how the entire government is turning in to “Crime Inc.”

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Obama stonewalls release of White House visitor logs

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Obama stonewalls release of White House visitor logs
Examiner ^ | 4/30/10 | Jim Kouri

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 3:06:16 PM by pissant

“Only the Obama administration could offer to release pre-scrubbed White House visitor logs while withholding tens of thousands of other records and call it transparency. President Obama has violated his campaign promises of openness and transparency. We hope the court will do what it has done on previous occasions and uphold FOIA law.”

The Obama Justice Department advanced the erroneous claim in an April 21, 2010, court filing that Secret Service logs of White House visitors are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), according to a report released Wednesday by legal watchdog group Judicial Watch.

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Alex Jones Reaches Out To Military Being Trained To Target Americans As Domestic Terrorists

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Alex Jones Reaches Out To Military Being Trained To Target Americans As Domestic Terrorists

Posted By admin On April 30, 2010 @ 11:39 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | No Comments

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
[1]
Friday, April 30, 2010

RELATED: U.S. Army Trains To Confront Tea Party ‘Terrorists’ [2]

In this video, Alex explains how over a decade of law enforcement and military training to take on the American people is now coming to a head with recent revelations concerning how the Army in Kentucky has been running exercises focused around confronting Tea Party members who are described as terrorists, and taking them to concentration camps.

The controversy surrounding the MIAC report has now been outstripped with the news that middle class Americans protesting the out of control taxes and big government are now the number one target for Homeland Security and the U.S. Military.

Gun-owning veterans are also a primary target of drills that revolve around disarming and arresting mass numbers of peaceful Americans.

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Alex also reaches out to military and law enforcement in light of the fact that he personally is being cited as the primary target of this new offensive to demonize and eventually incarcerate politically active Americans as domestic terrorists.

Alex goes firmly on the record to state that he is non-violent and will never commit violence against anyone, nor will he encourage anyone else to do so.

Alex points out that it’s completely illegal to have the military engaged in domestic law enforcement and spying on the American people, but that false flag domestic terror attacks which will be blamed on the American people are being prepared in order to justify de facto martial law.

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TRIAL TO BE HELD BY DR. JAMES MANNING AND AGJ: C.I.A. – Columbia – Obama

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TRIAL TO BE HELD BY DR. JAMES MANNING AND AGJ: C.I.A. – Columbia – Obama
thepostemail ^ | 4/30/2010 | Neil Turner

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 2:12:35 PM by rxsid

SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE TRIAL TO BE HELD BY DR. JAMES MANNING AND AMERICAN GRAND JURY
Apr. 30, 2010

After meeting “America’s Sheriff” Joe Arpaio-endorsed candidate for San Diego Sheriff, Jay LaSeur, I had the opportunity to tell LeSeur of the evidence (repeated often throughout the evening) to be presented at the trial. When I asked Jay if he would prosecute Obama when the Grand Jury returned indictments against him, San Diego’s next Sheriff responded, “Absolutely!”

I distributed many flyers and sent several photos to radio show host Roger Hedgecock, who had asked for photos from tea parties around the country.

Finally, I asked a question of CA Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Naritelli:

As Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the CA National Guard, would you be willing to follow the lead of several other near and border-state candidates and demand that Mr. Obama, as Commander-in-Chief of our military, show proof that he is Constitutionally eligible to be Commander-in-Chief, and if he is not, then will you return all of our National Guard troops to California and deploy them on the border to defend us from the illegal alien invasion?

“Absolutely!” said Candidate Naritelli. “Not only that, but I will secure our borders, and will even call out the local ‘Minutemen’ to help in this endeavor.”

An ABC reporter was handed a copy of the C.I.A. COLUMBIA OBAMA Sedition and Treason TRIAL flyer and then asked if ABC would be covering the trial in New York City in May. She said “Absolutely,” then looked in greater detail at the flyer and said: “I don’t know about that one.”

The evidence which I have been told will be presented at the trial in New York is as follows:

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Obama Favors Liberal Government Over Liberal Rights

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Obama Favors Liberal Government Over Liberal Rights
IBD’s Capital Hill ^ | 4/30/2010 | Ed Carson

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 2:05:27 PM by Slyscribe

Liberals and conservatives both support government power in certain spheres and oppose it in others; they just differ on what those areas are. President Obama has fairly standard liberal positions. But whenever he has been forced to make a choice, he prioritizes liberal government over liberal freedoms. Soon after taking office, Obama pledged to close the Guantanamo detention center within a year. It’s still open. Republicans and many Democrats objected to closing the facility and moving suspected terrorists onto U.S. soil. Obama didn’t press too hard. Instead, he went full-speed ahead on a mammoth stimulus package and auto bailouts

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Judge says no to Obama subpoena in Blago case

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Judge says no to Obama subpoena in Blago case
AP via Brietbart ^ | 04/30/10 | Staff

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 2:03:41 PM by OldDeckHand

CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge in Chicago has refused to issue a subpoena for President Barack Obama to testify at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s political corruption trial.

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Obama Announces He Will Be Sending SWAT Teams To Oil Rigs

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Obama Announces He Will Be Sending SWAT Teams To Oil Rigs

Posted By admin On April 30, 2010 @ 9:20 am In Featured Stories | 9 Comments

Real Clear Politics [1]
Friday, April 30, 2010

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Earlier today, DHS Secretary Napolitano announced that this incident is of national significance and the Department of Interior has announced that they will be sending SWAT teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs. And I have ordered the Secretaries of Interior and Homeland Security as well as Administrator Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency to visit the site on Friday to ensure that BP and the entire U.S. government is doing everything possible, not just to respond to this incident, but also to determine its cause.”

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Levin: SWAT Team Response To Oil Spill Is Government Takeover Plot

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Levin: SWAT Team Response To Oil Spill Is Government Takeover Plot

Posted By admin On April 30, 2010 @ 10:01 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 6 Comments

Former Reagan advisor suggests Obama is greasing the skids for nationalization of the oil industry

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
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Friday, April 30, 2010

Radio talk show host and former Reagan cabinet advisor Mark Levin has slammed President Obama’s bizarre announcement that he will be sending SWAT teams to deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, alleging that the response is part of a plan to grease the skids for government takeover and nationalization of the oil industry.

In a move that has shocked and dumbfounded political observers in equal measure, Obama said yesterday the “Department of Interior has announced that they will be sending SWAT teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs.”

Obama has also dispatched Secretaries of Interior and Homeland Security as well as Administrator Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency to the site “To ensure that BP and the entire U.S. government is doing everything possible, not just to respond to this incident, but also to determine its cause.”

Reacting to the announcement, Levin expressed his amazement that the Department of the Interior, which he worked under, even had SWAT teams.

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Glenn Beck’s TV Show ratings are going through the roof. Here’s why…

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Glenn Beck’s TV Show ratings are going through the roof. Here’s why…

From Mediaite:

Business Investor’s Daily

Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House.

Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore’s appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation’s philanthropic leaders.

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The Great Uniter Is Really the Great Divider

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The Great Uniter Is Really the Great Divider
Vocal Minority ^ | 4/30/10 | Loud Lion

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 1:45:28 PM by EricTheRed_VocalMinority

It was in Philadelphia on a March day during the 2008 Presidential primary that a then first term U.S. Senator was declared the great uniter, and having bridged the great race divide in the United States. It was after this speech that we read and heard lines like:

“Obama has also grown into the character he was born to play: the great uniter who can bring together old and young, black and white, Democrat and Republican.” (Edward McClelland; Salon.com). We had this great statement by Chris Matthews of MSNBC referred to the speech as “what many of us think is one of the great speeches in American history, and we watch a lot of them.” (Dickens, Geoffrey (2008-03-18). “Chris Matthews Hails Obama Speech As ‘Worthy of Abraham Lincoln’”).

I could go on and on, but why should I, must of us know how the media could find no fault in the man then, and barely now. If you want to know more, I suggest you pick up Bernard Goldberg’s book A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media.

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Rush Limbaugh: Oil Spill Is Obama’s “Katrina”

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Rush Limbaugh: Oil Spill Is Obama’s “Katrina”
RealClearPolitics ^ | April 30, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 1:50:57 PM by ianschwartz

Rush Limbaugh says President Obama has no “desire” to manage. Limbaugh says Obama is “getting even” with the country

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Risk of Identity Theft in the Military?

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Risk of Identity Theft in the Military? (Vanity)
30 April 2010 | me

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 1:23:15 PM by paterfamilias

My son starts SERE training next week. We were talking about it the other day, and I asked him if during the captivity portion if he has a separate service number to give out during interrogation or if the military is still using the social seurity number.

When he answered that they use the SSN, I asked him if there is concern about identity theft, especially since the SSN is given out fairly frequently and is present on most of his paperwork.

Does anybody have any thoughts about the risk of identity theft from documents, etc., in the military?

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Obama Incites Anti-Arizona Sentiment;Turns Back on Border Security

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Obama Incites Anti-Arizona Sentiment;Turns Back on Border Security
mainstreetradical.com ^ | 4/29/10 | James Devere

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 1:34:14 PM by mainstreetradical.com

In the face of increased crime and violence as Mexico’s cartels increase their grip on the immigrant and drug smuggling trails along the southern US border, what are states like Arizona supposed to do? Arizona has implemented a law that should eliminate the practice of sanctuary cities in the state. The bill makes it a misdemeanor under state law to be in the state illegally. The law also sets the circumstances under which police may inquire about immigration status, specifically stating that racial profiling cannot be used.

Obama has commented on the law, promising to have his Justice Department look into the legality of the legislation. I can understand the President still not having time to read the 2700 page healthcare bill, but before he maligns a state he should take the time to read the 16 page immigration bill. “What I think is a mistake is when we start having local law enforcement officials given the power to stop people on the suspicions that they may be undocumented workers,” Obama told reporters. “That carries a great amount of risk.”

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John McCain Is No Conservative Leader

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John McCain Is No Conservative Leader
Canada Free Press ^ | 2010-04-30 | Lyle J. Rapacki

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 1:30:22 PM by rabscuttle385

John McCain has been a RINO (Republican In Name Only) since his first campaign 20+ years ago for the Congressional seat in District #1 here in Arizona. Barry Goldwater never liked or trusted him…more like, put up with him. McCain, sounding all of a sudden conservative (he does this each election cycle), is playing to the conservative base in Arizona because he is up for re-election, his unfavorables are HIGH, and the primary race between J.D. Hayworth and McCain has tightened. The McCain camp began attacking Hayworth months ago, and party leadership sent a couple of messages across the bow of Hayworth suggesting that this race is not in the best interest of Arizona or the party.

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Is Obama fomenting a race war?

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Is Obama fomenting a race war?
washington times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 11:57:25 AM by opentalk

President Obama is inciting racial division. He rightly fears that the Democrats will suffer huge losses in November’s midterm congressional elections. Republicans are within reach of retaking control of the House of Representatives. Even the Senate may be in play. His party’s grip on power is threatened – and with it, Mr. Obama’s radical socialist agenda.

Fear breeds desperation. Hence, Mr. Obama is resorting to the worst kind of demagoguery: playing the race card. In a video to Democrats, the president embraced identity politics; black, Hispanic and female voters are to be courted at the expense of white middle-class America.

“It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008, stand together once again,” he said.

Mr. Obama conveniently ignored the large chunk of white voters – suburbanites, latte-sipping professionals, environmentalists, labor union members – who voted for him in huge numbers. For Mr. Obama in the 2010 election, whites no longer matter – especially white Christian males.

In recent memory, no president has so deliberately and publicly sought to pit racial and gender groups against each other.

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Gunny G Online….

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Well it IS Friday, and there are few interesting articles online, email is slow, I cannot even hear the tom-toms beating in the background–watch yer @$$ when the drums stop!–and tomorrow is May Day!

Can only mean there’s another Big Shitty headed our way!!!!!

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Today’s Toons

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Today’s Toons 4/30/10
GOP Briefing Room ^ | April 30, 2010 | pookie18

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 9:54:04 AM by mystery-ak

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Birther measure dies from lack of support

April 30, 2010 2 comments

Birther measure dies from lack of support
East Valley Tribune ^ | April 29, 2010 | Howard Fischer

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 9:12:46 AM by ConjunctionJunction

Birther measure dies from lack of support

Barack Obama won’t be required to produce his birth certificate for Arizona officials if he decides to run for reelection.

Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, said Thursday not enough of the 18 Republicans in the state Senate support the House-approved measure. And with all 12 Democrats opposed, Harper said it makes no sense to force the issue to a vote.

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The ONLY State With a Growing Economy During the Last Year Has Its Own Public Bank. Any Questions?

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Arizona is right to defend against foreign invasion – ALAN KEYES

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Arizona is right to defend against foreign invasion – ALAN KEYES
WorldNetDaily ^ | April 30, 2010 | Alan Keyes

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 9:26:02 AM by EternalVigilance

*snip*

As a case in point, consider the reaction of the supposedly competing major parties to Arizona’s effort to respect and cooperate with federal laws against illegal immigration. The Obama faction deploys its now commonplace arsenal of race-baiting verbal terrorism, along with menaces of U.S. government action against any state that dares to heed and obey federal laws they mean to disobey and defy. At the same time, well-known or rising GOP figures join in the irrational and unwarranted chorus of criticism.

*snip*

In this respect, the influx of illegal immigrants is in the nature of an actual foreign invasion. Even when it comes to engaging in war, the Constitution forbids the states to act without federal authorization “unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay” (Article I, Section 10). Surely, if the a state may, without federal authorization, go to war to protect its citizens from the imminent danger arising from foreign invasion of one type, it may, authorized by the letter and spirit of existing federal law, act to protect its citizens from the actual damage being inflicted upon them by an ongoing foreign invasion of another type.

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Gunny G: ANYONE ELSE OWN A FORD ESCAPE/MARINER?

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Gunny G: ANYONE ELSE OWN A FORD ESCAPE/MARINER?

Check Out The Link Below…

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Obama Sniper Teams Ordered to Rooftops To Quash Radical Tea Party Protest

April 30, 2010 1 comment

Obama Sniper Teams Ordered to Rooftops To Quash Radical Tea Party Protest (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2010 | Jim Hoft

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:02:33 PM by devane617

Earlier today Team Obama called in the riot squad to deal with the Quincy Tea Party patriots outside the the Oakley-Lindsey/Quincy Community Center. Team Obama ordered the riot police to march in and contain the violent tea party protesters.

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Riot police shield Obama from tea-party grandmas Rooftop snipers eye patriots singing ‘God Bless America’

April 30, 2010 1 comment

WND TV
WorldNetDaily

Riot police shield Obama
from tea-party grandmas
Rooftop snipers eye patriots
singing ‘God Bless America’

–WND

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