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Obama Issues Government Shutdown Threat

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Obama Issues Government Shutdown Threat

FoxNews ^ | Published February 16, 2011 | FoxNews.com | Chris StirewaltPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:20:45 PM by TSgt

Anatomy of a Government Shutdown“Of course a shutdown is possible because that’s what the Republicans are threatening us with on national TV, Meet the Press or one of those dandies or whatever the show was. The Republican leader was asked, and I’m paraphrasing, ‘is there going to be a government shutdown?’ and he wouldn’t respond to the question.

So, this isn’t Schumer or Reid or Hoyer. Of course it’s a possibility. That’s what we’re trying to avoid.”– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talking to reporters about House Speaker John BoehnerPresident Obama warned of stopped Social Security checks and issued a formal veto threat Tuesday to the Republican spending plan currently being debated in the House, setting the stage for a potential government shutdown next month………………….

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NPR calls Washington ‘Chocolate City’: Report focusing on racial make-up leaves bitter

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NPR calls Washington ‘Chocolate City’: Report focusing on racial make-up leaves bitter…

wnd ^ | 2/16/11 | Joe KovacsPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:22:14 PM by Nachum

In the days following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin came under fire for publicly saying he wanted to rebuild his city as a “Chocolate New Orleans.”Now, a report by National Public Radio is using similar terminology, calling the nation’s capital “chocolate,” but noting a change in its flavor.

The article, titled, “D.C., Long ‘Chocolate City,’ Becoming More Vanilla,” by Alex Kellogg, opens by stating: “For decades Washington, D.C., was known affectionately as ‘Chocolate City’ to many black Americans, because it was predominantly African-American.”Most big U.S. cities are getting browner as more blacks, Hispanics and Asians move in. Washington, by contrast, fell to just 53 percent black in 2009, down from a peak of 71 percent in 1970.

That’s partly because D.C. has quickly become one of the most expensive cities in America, and one of the only cities in the U.S. where property values continue to rise despite the economic downturn.

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Rush Limbaugh: The Definition of Mind-Numbed

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Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail Bloggers & PersonalTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: The Definition of Mind-NumbedEIB Network ^ | February 16, 2011 | Rush LimbaughPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:40:47 PM by 2ndDivisionVetBEGIN TRANSCRIPT……………………

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Kill Switch Beta: Government Blocks 84,000 Websites

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Under the banner of fighting child pornography, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice knocked out 84,000 websites last week.

The websites did not host or link to child pornography as the government claims.

“As part of ‘Operation Save Our Children‘ ICE’s Cyber Crimes Center has again seized several domain names, but not without making a huge error.

Last Friday, thousands of site owners were surprised by a rather worrying banner that was placed on their domain,” reports TorrentFreak, a tech site.“Advertisement, distribution, transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography constitute federal crimes that carry penalties for first time offenders of up to 30 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture and restitution,” was the message visitors to the sites were greeted with after a judge signed a seizure warrant and Big Sis contacted the domain registries and instructed them to point the domains in question to a server that hosts the above warning message.

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Do You Believe Obama Was Born in the U.S.? Poll

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Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?

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Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?

Rolling Stone ^ | February 16, 2011 | Matt TaibbiPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:30:52 PM by Chunga85

Financial crooks brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.Here’s how regulation of Wall Street is supposed to work.

To begin with, there’s a semigigantic list of public and quasi-public agencies ostensibly keeping their eyes on the economy, a dense alphabet soup of banking, insurance, S&L, securities and commodities regulators like the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency OCC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC, as well as supposedly “self-regulating organizations” like the New York Stock Exchange.

All of these outfits, by law, can at least begin the process of catching and investigating financial criminals, though none of them has prosecutorial power.The major federal agency on the Wall Street beat is the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC watches for violations like insider trading, and also deals with so-called “disclosure violations” — i.e., making sure that all the financial information that publicly traded companies are required to make public actually jibes with reality.

But the SEC doesn’t have prosecutorial power either, so in practice, when it looks like someone needs to go to jail, they refer the case to the Justice Department. And since the vast majority of crimes in the financial services industry take place in Lower Manhattan, cases referred by the SEC often end up in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Thus, the two top cops on Wall Street are generally considered to be that U.S. attorney — a job that has been held by thunderous prosecutorial personae like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani — and the SEC’s director of enforcement.

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Gunny G: Voting Just Encourages The Tawdry Bastards… ~ Be Patriotic: Don’t Vote by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Etc. (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Home | Columnists | Blog | Subscribe | PodcastsBe Patriotic: Don't Voteby Thomas J. DiLorenzoby Thomas J. DiLorenzoDIGG THIS Murray Rothbard once wrote that even the most brutal dictator ultimately bases his power on the opinions that are held by a majority of the population that is under his rule. After all, even dictators with large armies tend to be vastly outnumbered by the populations they rule over, and revolution is always on the dictator' … Read More

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May 21, 2011 – Judgment Day!; October 21, 2011 – The End of the World (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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The purpose of this tract is to inform you of the great urgency there now is in the world for each and every person to be reconciled to God. The Bible is the Word of God! Everything the Bible declares has the full authority of God Himself. Now, at this time, information is coming forth from the Bible which clearly reveals God’s plan for Judgment Day and the end of the world itself. The Bible has opened up its secrets concerning the timeline of hi … Read More

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The Miseducation of America

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The Miseducation of America

Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield ^ | Feb. 15, 2011 | Daniel GreenfieldPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:44:51 PM by 6ft2inhighheelshoes

The last two years have been another reminder that education is not equivalent to competence, intelligence or experience, let alone wisdom, as an administration of people who have hardly held actual jobs outside of academia have proven that they are very good at assigning blame and conducting internal rivalries, and absolutely terrible at everything else.

William F. Buckley famous opined that he would “sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University“.

We have spent the last two years being governed by Harvard faculty members, and they have done such an excellent job of it that in the future the Boston telephone directory may well replace the ballot box. Point to a few names at random and call it a day…………………..

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Barbour won’t denounce Confederate license plate

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Barbour won’t denounce Confederate license plate

AP ^ | 021511 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:22:42 PM by Artemis WebbJACKSON, Miss.Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he won’t denounce a Southern heritage group’s proposal for a state-issued license plate that would honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan

Barbour is a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate.Questioned by reporters Tuesday after an energy speech in Jackson, Barbour said he doesn’t think Mississippi legislators will approve the Forrest license plate proposed by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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The Takedown of Hosni Mubarak…

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Why has the media left untouched the mystery of Mubarak’s reported coma coinciding with his sudden departure? Was his untimely illness a side-effect of the U.S.-backed military coup that removed him from power only days ago?

Are we to believe that the Egyptian dictator’s 30-year political career and personal health failed at the exact same time with no correlation? Alex Jones examines these questions in a special video address.

These questions will remain until we are told the truth, but the implications of yet another suspiciously-timed political ousting, illness/death and/or coup signify something uncomfortably familiar. What they have done to Mubarak has been tried against countless dictators and legitimate rulers alike when they crossed the larger agenda of the New World Order.

The powers that be are trying to have Mubarak’s assets seized while sources indicate that Mubarak himself is likely near death.Meanwhile, globalist interests are utilizing this spreading popular revolt to inflame the Middle East and surround Iran for either covert or overt war.

Further, military control and a suspension of the Parliament and Constitution, not an era of new democracy, has emerged in Egypt. Elections are expected in 6 months. Stay tuned as the situation develops, but don’t wait to see through the globalist-laid plans in the region.

Their intent is known.

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ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES…Well, halfway into the Obama administration, and the birther movement will not go away…

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ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREESCNN ^ | 2/15/2011 | Anderson CooperPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:00:41 PM by jdoug666

Well, halfway into the Obama administration, and the birther movement will not go away…

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Keeping Abreast of Michelle Obama’s Nanny Attacks: Should Breast Feeding Be Mandatory?

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First lady Michelle Obama apparently has far too much time on her unspoiled hands, inevitable when one has 30 or more servants to help meet the demands of a family of four.

That’s nearly 8 hand maidens per family member, and a clear indication that the austerity being forced down the throats of most Americans has yet to disturb elitists occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Unfortunately for minimal-government- loving Americans, Michelle Obama MO has chosen to fill her idle time with nanny activism, which seeks to have government meddle in issues traditionally and best left to the mums and dads of America.Issues like what restaurants can and cannot serve, dictating menus for schools, and other intrusions of elitist noses into areas where such noses are most unwelcome!Which fosters the question: Why in Hades can’t MO use the late Lady Bird Johnson as a role model?You know, plant flowers, trees, and grass all across America, rather than promoting some hideous Marxist invasion into what and how much Americans eat?

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Will SCOTUS Finally Act Like a SUPREME Court and Review the Obama Birth Mess?

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We have been waiting for nearly two years for someone with authority in this country to take some responsibility for answering questions that are of the utmost importance to determine if we are a legitimate nation, under God, with law and order or are we a shiftless, drifting, wayward vessel of more than Three Hundred Million citizens that lacks the rudder and steering necessary to conduct daily legal transactions and can speak the truth?Up to this date, we have been the latter irresponsible ship of state without conscience or the necessary leaders capable of standing straight and handing down a direct decision of constitutionally accepted verity.

IOW in other words, as they say on the Internet, a bunch of spineless, truth-less, unprincipled butt-protectors reluctant to hand down a directruling that might place their jobs in jeopardy.It’s not as if someone would be required to rule on whether or not Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is factually correct or whether homosexuality is abefore or after birth affliction or abnormality.

No, those examples are particularly stressful to someone charged with ruling on them; all of what the American people are looking for in this instance is a final judicial determination as to whether or not the current occupant of the Office of President of the United States is legally qualified to serve in that office pursuant to the terms of the United States Constitution.

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Patton On Communism And The Khazar Jews General Patton’s Warning (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Patton On Communism And The Khazar Jews General Patton's Warning Edited by Raquel Baranow 2-18-9 At the end of World War II, one of America's top military leaders accurately assessed the shift in the balance of world power which that war had produced and foresaw the enormous danger of communist aggression against the West. Alone among U.S. leaders he warned that America should act immediately, while her supremacy was unchallengeable, to end that … Read More

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SOCIALIZED MEDICINE THREAD ROUND UP 2/16/11 to 2/22/11

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IN the Old Corps there was an old saying as to as long as the troops were still bitching the morale was ok…..well i spend a good bit of my time online…and I see lately a definite slacking off of the online bitching…the folks, as 0’pinhead refers to us, are really keeping their yaps shut about/due to sumptin’!!!!!does itmean the morale is still ok?THINK AGAIN !!!!! !!!!!13 posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:30:37 AM by gunnyg “A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…

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Citizen Tells Senate Minority Leader Why Obama is not a natural born Citizen| The Post & Email

February 16, 2011 1 comment

“HE WAS NOT ELIGIBLE TO RUN”

Dear Editor,

Can a dual citizen be considered a “natural born Citizen?”Feb. 15, 2011 — I e-mailed the following letter to Senator McConnell this morning:February 15, 2011Dear Senator McConnell,I am writing to you as Senate Minority Leader, representing me as a Republican.America has a non-documented, non-naturalized, Indonesian citizen-dual citizen usurper sitting in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama/Soebarkah/Barry Soetoro.

His mother Ann Dunham Soetoro listed him on her 1965 passport #F777788, issued July 19, 1965, renewed July 18, 1970, as Barack Hussein Obama and also as Soebarkah.

His Indonesian step-father Lolo Soetoro gave him his name Barry Soetoro when he adopted him and entered Barry in an Indonesian school.

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Psyops: Is Barack Obama a CIA Trained Manchurian Candidate? (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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News Link  •  Obama Administration 09-05-2010 • opinion-maker.org Psyops: Is Barack Obama a CIA Trained Manchuriam Candidate? The nexus of Obama’s almae matres: Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard, as well as that of his parents, the University of Hawaii, in the CIA’s mind control, behavioral modification, and mass hypnosis projects is deeply troubling. The fact that Obama has failed to provide a full accounting of his past academic and professiona … Read More

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Earth to birthers: the facts about Obama’s birth certificate

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Earth to birthers: the facts about Obama’s birth certificate

The Daily Caller ^ | 02/16/2011 | Jonathan StrongPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:38:10 AM by Rational Thought

A new poll shows just over half of likely Republican primary voters question where President Obama was born. What’s up with “birtherism” and why does it have such staying power?

MORE,,,

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President Stupid – Barack Obama unrelenting blunders and lies

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President Stupid – Barack Obama unrelenting blunders and lies

Canada Free Press ^ | February 15, 2011 | Alan CarubaPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:42:08 AM by Zakeet

Remember when everyone was calling George W. Bush stupid? I do. Since then, his published memoir of his years in the White House has been on the bestseller lists following two years of Barack Obama unrelenting blunders and lies.From the beginning of the Obama administration, there were all manner of evidence that a group of hapless, moronic ideologues had been handed the reins of power.

Early nominees for key posts were jettisoned or withdrew from consideration for a variety of reasons. This was followed by a huge overlay of “czars” for everything, with undefined power over and above the Cabinet Secretaries in charge of various departments.’…………………….

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Has Revelation’s ‘pale rider’ shown up in Egypt? (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Has Revelation's 'pale rider' shown up in Egypt? Free RepublicBrowse · Search Pings · Mail News/ActivismTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments.Has Revelation's 'pale rider' shown up in Egypt?World Net Daily ^ | 5 feb 2011 | Drew ZhanPosted on Sunday, February 06, 2011 7:56:48 AM by Lessthantolerant Is this the "pale rider" from Revelation? A mysterious, pale green figure seen in televised news coverage of the Egyptian riots has prompted some viewers to ask, "Could this be the Fourth Horseman of … Read More

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Scott rejects high-speed rail project

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Scott rejects high-speed rail projectflorida independent ^ | 2/15/11Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:19:19 AM by SoFloFreeperGov.

Rick Scott just announced that he has rejected federal money that would be used to build a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando, saying the project would be “far too costly to taxpayers” and that he believes “the risk far outweighs the benefits.” More from his press release after the jump: #

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The Andrea Shea King Show – Jack Cashill Tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern Time

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The Andrea Shea King Show – Jack Cashill Tonight

at 9:00 pm Eastern TimeThe Radio Patriot ^ | 2/16/2011 | Andrea Shea KingPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:17:55 AM by Hotlanta Mike

Jack Cashill’s new book is out and he’s joining us to talk about “Deconstructing Obama”. What did he find out? Answers and questions!

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Possible Mexican Military Incursion On U.S. Soil

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Possible Mexican Military Incursion On U.S. Soil

http://www.krgv.com ^ | Polo SandovalPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:29:39 AM by WhenifhowMISSION – CHANNEL 5 NEWS is exposing what appears to be a Mexican military incursion into the United States.

It was all caught on camera. We froze surveillance video taken at the Anzalduas International Bridge.What you see is the international boundary that separates the United States from Mexico and what authorities on this side of the border seem to think is a truck packed with armed men crossing into the United States.

The video clearly shows a large military-transport vehicle drive north on the Anzalduas bridge over the international boundary.

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Treasonous Congressmen Who Voted FOR The PATRIOT Act

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Dear Concerned Citizen – The below is a list of the House members that voted FOR extension of the PATRIOT Act: Since the PATRIOT Act violates the U.S. Constitution by “justifying” such violation with the “need” for more “national security,” the Congressmen and Congresswomen in the above list are traitors to their Oath of Office, an oath they all took to uphold theU.S. Consitution. These people should thus bevoted out of officeas soon as possible. This data was reported………………….

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Did the United States put bounties on the heads of supposed deserters during the Vietnam War (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Did the United States put bounties on the heads of supposed deserters during the Vietnam War http://tinyurl.com/2mo226 March 30, 1997 Friendly Fire By NICHOLAS PROFFITT Did the United States put bounties on the heads of supposed deserters during the Vietnam War Spite House The Last Secret of the War in Vietnam. By Monika Jensen-Stevenson. Illustrated. 371 pp. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. $25. When Robert Garwood, a private in the Marines, finally came home from Vietnam in April 1979, the war had been over for six years, having e … Read More

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WTC Hard Drives Show $100 Million In Criminal Credit Transfers Before Towers Fell

February 16, 2011 1 comment

There was a sharp rise in credit card transactions moving through some computer systems at the WTC shortly before the planes hit the twin towers. This could be a criminal enterprise-in which case, did they get advance warning? Or was it only a coincidence that more than $100 million was rushed through the computers as the disaster unfolded?Stock up with Fresh Food that las

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Fox News Caught In Shocking Dirty Tricks Stunt Against Ron Paul

February 16, 2011 1 comment

In a shocking act of mass public deception, Fox News attempted to skew Ron Paul’s 2011 CPAC straw poll win by representing it with footage from the previous year’s CPAC event, at which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed the result, another example of the continuing dirty tricks campaign being waged against Paul by the establishment media.

Congressman Paul replicated his 2010 victory over Mitt Romney by defeating the former Governor of Massachusetts for a second consecutive year at the annual CPAC conference.However, before anchor Bill Hemmer introduced a segment concerning the story, Fox News played a clip of the 2010 announcement of the poll results, during which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed Ron Paul’s victory, passing off last year’s footage as representative of this year’s event.

Hemmer then proceeded to state, “In the end he was the winner, probably not the reaction he was hoping for,” describing the reaction as “mixed applause and boos,” before directly asking Ron Paul if he knew who was booing him.

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TODAY’s TOONS…by Pookie…(click @ link)

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Good Morning, Suckers

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Good Morning, Suckers

American Spectator ^ | 2/16/11 | Peter FerraraPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:28:05 AM by Daisyjane69

President Obama’s budget released on Monday proposes to spend $3.73 trillion for 2012. He can’t say Bush made him do that. That proposed spending is an undeniable fact that reveals who he is, which he successfully hid from 53% of voters in 2008.Campaigning in 2008 he promised voters that his plan involved a “net spending cut.” That net spending cut translated into $836 billion in increased spending this year from 2008, according to President Obama’s own budget documents.

That is a federal spending increase of nearly 30% since 2008. Either President Obama does not know what “net spending cut” means in English, or he bamboozled a lot of people in 2008.Almost makes you want to take to the streets to demand resignations and honest elections. But that couldn’t happen here. For one thing, you need a free and independent press to have true democratic elections.

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WaPo Hit Piece on DiLo by Bob Murphy (Re Thomas DiLorenzo)

February 16, 2011 1 comment

WaPo Hit Piece on DiLo

by Bob Murphy

Recently by Bob Murphy: Rise of the Free-Market Zombies

Any LRC reader who’s not been holed up in Guantanamo has by now read all about Ron Paul’s historic opening hearing in his new role as head of the subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve. In my naïveté, I am still shocked at the laziness of Dr. Paul’s critics.

In this particular case, the critics directed their fire at Tom DiLorenzo, one of Paul’s witnesses. Tom has already answered their general charges here, but I think it will be useful to go through and dissect this Washington Post article by Dana Milbank, since it so beautifully epitomizes the half-hour hatchet job in these affairs. (Full disclosure: Tom is a personal friend.)

DiLorenzo Hiding His True Views?

Right off the bat, Milbank implies that DiLorenzo was trying to sneak his anti-Lincoln views under the subcommittee’s radar:

The Republican takeover of the House put a chairman’s gavel in the hands of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the gadfly GOP presidential candidate with a cult following. On Wednesday, he used that gavel for the first time – to remarkable effect.

The hearing itself was lively – based on Paul’s desire to abolish the Federal Reserve and bring back the gold standard – but what really stood out was Chairman Paul’s leadoff witness: a Southern secessionist.

The “short bio” the witness provided with his testimony omitted salient pieces of his resume, including his 2006 book, “Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe.” But the subcommittee’s ranking Democrat, William Lacy Clay (Mo.) did some homework and learned more about the witness, Thomas DiLorenzo of Loyola University Maryland.

Milbank certainly gives the impression that DiLorenzo had taken all of his “nutjob” Lincoln stuff out of his bio, and perhaps left in only his doctoral dissertation and some other academic pieces – hoping against hope that the lazy congressmen wouldn’t find out about the dark side of DiLorenzo the bomb-thrower.

But anybody who knows Tom, knows that he is hardly squeamish about his views. So I asked Tom to send me a copy of the “short bio” he sent to the subcommittee. It contains this:

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