Back in 1958, Leonard E. Read wrote what has become the most popular essay ever written in defense of the free market. It was better than Frederic Bastiat‘s 1850 essay on a broken window as destructive, not productive. It was as clever as Bastiat’s humorous petition of the candlemakers calling for laws against the ruinous competition from the sun. Milton Friedman recommended it highly.
Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” has become a classic, and deservedly so. I know of no other piece of literature that so succinctly, persuasively, and effectively illustrates the meaning of both Adam Smith’s invisible hand – the possibility of cooperation without coercion – and Friedrich Hayek‘s emphasis on the importance of dispersed knowledge and the role of the price system in communicating information that “will make the individuals do the desirable things without anyone having to tell them what to do.”
For over half a century, this essay has stuck in the collective craw of Keynesians, who regard the free market as in need of government regulation and extensive government ownership of natural resources. But Keynesians tend to write turgid, incomprehensible articles. They do not have the gift of satire. One Keynesian has attempted to refute Read’s essay by an appeal to government ownership of forests and government regulation of industry. This is what made pencils possible, he says.
So, I have updated Read’s essay.
[Hosted by imgur.com] or the last 10 years we have listened to political analysts, comedians, actors, singers, elected Democrats, and most liberal black leaders accused Bush of being a racist. That being said, I think the biggest reason Obama has not said or done anything about the black on white violence is because he’s setting America up for a Helter Skelter summer come 2012.
I firmly believe Obama is allowing a certain amount of black anger against white people to exist because he is hoping that at some point whites will begin retaliating. If these unprovoked attacks continue, it will be just a matter of time before some angry white people retaliate in a way that will allow the MSM and the left to blame conservatives of being Republican voters the racists tea party conservatives. It would be Obama’s Oklahoma City Bombing moment.
Just as Clinton used the Oklahoma City bombing to attack talk radio and turn Americans off of the militia movements of the early 1990s, Obama hopes that any retaliatory attacks against blacks will discredit the conservative tea party movement. Then maybe the Republican candidates will distance themselves from the Tea Party, and thus temper the turnout for him to win re-election. It’s my opinion that the MSM will do all they can to help the Democrats tie any white on black violence to the tea party conservatives.
By telegraphing a message that his Justice Dept is not going to go after any blacks for crimes against white people, Obama is guaranteeing more black on white violence. So come summer time when the primary elections are heating up and the Obama’s recession continues to keep a majority of black teens unemployed, there could…..
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Wyatt Earp disbursed many a lynch mob with his resolute demeanor standing behind his Colt .45 six shooters or a shotgun. Was his threat overkill? I don’t think so! It worked and usually, not a shot was fired. Check that thought. What about a “flash mob?”………………………………
The White House is now defending some of its talking points over how it will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th, namely by minimizing references to Al Qaeda in an effort to show the terror group is increasingly less relevant. A former staffer of Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out against the move, saying “I think the fact that you would actually instruct government officials to speak differently about 9/11 simply based on where they’re standing is not just insulting to American audiences and to foreign audiences, but again I think its a little bit of a window into how they look at national security issues.
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The actor, who has served as a reserve deputy sheriff since the mid-’80s, was part of a team that arrived at Jesus Sanchez Llovera’s Arizona house in March with a tank and armed in full riot gear, Llovera alleges in his legal documents.
VIDEO: Steven Seagal Arrives for Police Bust in Tank
Llovera claims that the raid, carried out by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, was “unfounded” because they believed Llovera was raising roosters for illegal cockfighting. But he says the roosters are only “for show.”
Llovera — who served both Seagal and Sheriff Joe Arpaio with an official notice of claim, the first step toward a lawsuit — says his 11-month-old puppy was shot and killed during the raid and that police also killed more than 100 of his roosters.
(Excerpt) Read more at tv.yahoo.com …
The facility has been installed at the Anderson-McQueen funeral home in St Petersburg, and will be used for the first time in the coming weeks. It is hoped other units will follow in the US, Canada and Europe.
The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk …
(Reuters) – The effort to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden will be featured in a two-hour television program, including interviews with President Barack Obama and senior counter-terrorism officials, the History channel said on Wednesday.
“Targeting Bin Laden” will be broadcast on September 6, and use dramatic reenactments and news footage to look at the behind-the-scenes work over several administrations to find the al Qaeda leader.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com …
We live in an age of babies. It’s official. And I HATE it. Today, as I was fundraising for the YAF 9/11 Never Forget Project, I was pulled into the office of my head of school. I was told to take down the posters we had up, that read “Never Forget” with pictures of various attacks on Americans, such as 9/11, the bombing of the Marine barracks, and a picture of Daniel Pearl with a gun to his head. Now, my head of school said that the picture with the gun was inappropriate. Granted, I do go to a school with kids from Pre-K to 12th. Still, this is a perfect opportunity to educate all children on violence, and the violence committed against Americans. Censorship is part of the problem in this country. What we allow is violence in music, video-games, TV and movies. What we don’t allow, is showing real life violence and what its consequences are for innocents.
This is a problem that is plaguing this country, these “helicopter” parents. I know I was subject to it once, because I remember 9/11, but I never understood it until about 5th grade. Parents have become too protective, but in all the wrong ways. Parents have dulled the outside world, playgrounds, schools, extracurriculars etc, so much, that kids go inside. Those studies that say we’re addicted to the internet? We’re addicted to movies and TV? We’re violent because of video-games? Good job worried parent. That’s probably your fault. You censor useful things, like literature (Harry Potter etc.) and instead let your kids play Call Of Duty, to go blow a Russian’s head off.
This is the epidemic that contributes to America’s problem. You know how all us conservative complain on government dependency and such? Well, part of that is due to the fact kids aren’t allowed to grow up anymore. They can’t go break an arm on the playground, because the playground is plasticized and “safe.” They can’t learn about violence because God forbid we teach about violence in school, we’ll just let kids get desensitized at home without any moral or ethical basis for them to understand what they’re watching. The point is, again, kids don’t grow up anymore. Therefore, when they’re older, and their parents don’t want to support them anymore, they turn to Big Daddy, a.k.a., the government.
Yes, this may seem pointless, and rambling, and I am sorry. This is my first post in quite some time. I’ve been on a school retreat, fundraising for 9/11, at church and taking care of some personal matters. No worry, I should be back now.
Chuck Baldwin — Government Gunrunners
Chuck Baldwin — Government Gunrunners:
…..Seriously folks, have you ever known of any federal agent being brought to justice for even the most egregious violations of life and liberty?
Where was the first federal agent brought to justice for the murders of over 80 mostly old men, women, and children outside Waco, Texas? Was agent Lon Horiuchi brought to justice for murdering Vicki Weaver? That monster shot Vicki in the face with a high-powered, scoped rifle as she stood in her kitchen holding her little baby. Not only was this creep not punished, he was later promoted and continues to work in law enforcement today.
(Horiuchi was charged with manslaughter in Idaho State court, but US District Judge Edward Lodge dismissed the case. In justifying his horrific ruling, Lodge said that the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution “grants immunity to federal officers acting in the scope of their employment.” Way to go judge! Heil Hitler!)
Oh! And by the way, Horiuchi was a federal sharpshooter at Waco, too……………………………………….
Among the reasons cited or suggested by the article were that politicians in Washington, D.C. really don’t care that the nation is bleeding jobs and, to make matters worse, the Obama administration has instituted a “backdoor amnesty” that would make deporting illegal aliens that hold jobs virtually impossible.
As some U.S. States and local governments face the equivalent of bankruptcy, they are shedding jobs “at an unprecedented rate.” The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that more than half a million such jobs have been lost since 2008. It forecasts that nearly a half million more will be gone by the end of 2012.
U.S. corporations exist to generate profits and dividends for their investors. As such they must compete in a global marketplace where other nations like China pay pennies in salaries while they must undertake mandated costs over and above any salary they have to pay new U.S. employees. So jobs are exported. Unfair trade practices tip the scale of exports to nations like China that, in turn, do not import a comparable amount of U.S. goods.
As for taxes, businesses of all size in America are “being taxed into oblivion” with U.S. corporate taxes being the highest in the world. Between state and other taxes, Americans give up some 42% of their income before they can put their paycheck in the bank.
This is deliberate. It is treason.
Obama could learn something from the GOP, DeMint reasoned, in adding his voice — and his vote — to a growing chorus of Republican objections.
“The president should pick another night. I’m planning to watch the Republican primary debate … and the president should watch it, too,”
The iconic South Carolina conservative said. “If he has a jobs proposal, put it in writing, give us a cost estimate, and send it over. I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter. If he insists on playing politics by picking the night of the GOP debate, I will object to the session.”
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
ALERT: Congressional Black Caucus ObamaThugs Call for Race War to keep Obama in power| The Post & Email
“THE PUREST FORM OF TREASON”
by Sher Zieve, ©2011
Robert Mugabe became president of Zimbabwe by popular vote. He seized farms owned by whites and redistributed them to blacks in an effort to fight capitalism and colonialism, after which Zimbabwe’s economy suffered a serious downturn.
(Aug. 31, 2011) — Since usurping the US presidency, the Marxist-Leninist Obama syndicate has committed treason after treason upon the USA and its people. Note: See my past columns for more information. Now, however, it is moving into the next and, as predicted, extreme violence phase. The CBC is going from city to city nationally and demanding “Beyond Zimbabwe change!” As the TEA Party has attempted to rein in Congressional spending, the CBC has become more vicious in its rhetoric against it. Members of the radical Congressional Black Caucus are now spewing hatred against TEA Party members by comparing their efforts to stabilize the US economy to ‘enacting Jim Crow laws’ and ’seeing us [blacks] hanging on a tree’! This is not only unconscionable but, it is the equivalent of Islamists calling for and implementing the overthrow of the US government by force. Apparently the Marxist CBC, speaking for all of “black America,” has now declared war on the “white” TEA Party. By the way, Jim Crow laws and Ku Klux Clan lynchings were effected by Democrats. And, as Obama’s poll numbers continue to drop, his methods to retain power (a la Robert Mugabe?) become more and more malevolent.
We are already witnessing the coordinated “black flash mob” phenomena occurring in cities across the USA. These mobs are attacking white people, at will, and recently gained notoriety for unprovoked attacks on whites and their property at the Wisconsin State Fair. Obama’s US Attorney General Eric Holder’s election “civil rights” division has determined that white people no longer have the protection of US law. Only minorities (if they vote “left”) can now count on the misnamed “Department of Justice” to dole out anything resembling fair treatment. So, the Fourteenth Amendment’s “equal protection under the law” clause has now been eliminated for white folk whom Holder says ‘haven’t suffered enough’.
Is there anyone left in Congress who hasn’t been completely corrupted by bribes and power? Is there anyone left in that once-noble body who still cares about the survival of this country? Anyone? Has CBC member Rep. Allen West (R-FL) spoken out against this? If not…why not?
Folks, with this latest assault on We-the-People we have almost reached the end of the country. Either we stop these goons (calling for race riots is NOT free speech) or we die (literally) by their hands. As I have warned–and most of us already knew in our guts–we must fight or submit to the oppressors…and submission means both physical and spiritual death. The Obama syndicate–via its CBC mouthpieces–have now on-the-record declared war on the people of the United States of America. This consists of “high crimes” and is the purest form of treason. If you’re not willing to fight for Liberty, you doom yourself to die under Tyranny…………
email | 8/31/2011 | D Carper
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:10:53 PM by IbJensen
Watch for this AFTER November elections; remember this BEFORE you VOTE … in case you think Obama’slooking out for your best interest.
1% tax on all bank transactions HR 4646
This government just cannot think of enough ways to hurt the American people!This Bill must die FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!
NEW OBAMA TAX SLIPPED IN WHILE WE WERE ASLEEP. Checked this on snopes, it’s true! Check out HR 4646. (see below copied from Snopes)
President Obama’s finance team is recommending a one percent (1%) transaction fee (TAX). Obama’s plan is to sneak it in after the November elections to keep it under the radar.
This is a 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution – banks, credit unions, savings and loans, etc. Any deposit you make, or even a transfer within your account, will have a 1% tax charged.
~If your paycheck or your social security or whatever is direct deposit, it will get a 1% tax charged for the transaction.
~If your paycheck is $1000, then you will pay Obama $10 just for the privilege of depositing your paycheck in your bank.
Even if you hand carry your paycheck or any check into your bank for a deposit, 1% tax will be charged.
~You receive a $5,000 stock dividend from your broker, Obama takes $50 just to allow you to deposit that check in the bank.
~If you take $1,000 cash to deposit at your bank, 1% tax will be charged.
Mind you, this is from the man who promised that, if you make under $250,000 per year, you will not see one penny of new tax. Keep your eyes and ears open, you will be amazed at what you learn about this guy’s under-the-table moves to increase the number of ways you are taxed.
~Oh, and by the way, you receive a refund from the IRS next year and you have it direct deposited or you walk in to deposit that check, you guessed it. You will pay a 1% charge of that money just for putting it in your bank. Remember, any money, cash, check or whatever, no matter where it came from, you will pay a 1% fee if you put it in the bank.
Some will say, oh well, it’s just 1%. Are you kidding me? It’s a 1% tax increase across the board. Remember, once the tax is there, they can also raise it at will. And if anyone protests, they will just say, “oh,that’s not really a tax, it’s a user fee”! Think this is no big deal? Go back and look at the transactions you made from last year’s banking statements. Then add the total of all those transactions and deduct 1%.
Still think it’s no big deal???
1. snopes.com: Debt Free America Act Is the U.S. government proposing a 1% tax on debit card usage and/or banking transactions? ….It is true. The bill is HR-4646 introduced by US Rep Peter deFazio D-Oregon and US Senator Tom Harkin D-Iowa. Their plan is to sneak it in after the… ….moved beyond proposing studies and submitted the Debt Free America Act (H.R. 4646) , a bill calling for the implementation of a scheme to pay down the… …. by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). His “Debt Free America Act” (H.R. 4646) would impose a 1 percent “transaction tax” on every financial transaction…
Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Obama’s race war begins:
(READER RESPONSES: Gunny G:)
“The Folks” are becoming…fed up!
But…alas, we has shot ourselves in both foots!!!!!
Democratic Congressional leadership remains silent about a Democratic congressman’s claim that Tea Party members of Congress would “like to see [black Americans] hanging on a tree.”
The top-ranking Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives – Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., – have not responded to The Washington Examiner‘s requests for comment on this issue. They have not supported or contradicted, or even acknowledged, the accusation leveled by Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., that their Tea Party colleagues in Congress would like to see Carson murdered.
Repeated efforts to contact Minority Leader Pelosi about her caucus-member’s claim produced no response, except that The Examiner was told that her press secretary would respond “at his discretion.”
Carson accused his congressional colleagues of virulent racism at a Congressional Black Caucus town hall meeting:
“This is the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in congress right now would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree.”
There are no coincidences in presidential politics.
Strategists spend hours poring over every word a president utters, every policy position he takes and every state he visits, a level of attention to detail that makes happenstance virtually nonexistent.
And so, when the White House announced today that President Obama would deliver his much-anticipated jobs speech on Sept. 7 at 8 pm — the exact same day and time that the 2012 Republican candidates are scheduled to debate in California — the idea that the timing was purely coincidental was, well, far-fetched.
It’s clear that this White House saw an opportunity to drive a major — and direct — contrast between President Obama and his potential Republican rivals and took it.
As to whether that’s a good idea, strategists — even within the Democratic party — are divided.
First, let’s get the official line from the White House on the scheduling of the speech.
“It is coincidental,” said spokesman Jay Carney at today’s press briefing. “There are a lot of factors that go into scheduling a joint session of Congress for a speech. You can never find a perfect time. … There are many channels to watch the president and to watch the debate.”
True enough — but not the whole truth. (The air of “truthiness” one might say.)
Yes, it is hard to schedule a presidential address to Congress. And, yes, there are lots and lots of cable channels.
But, the political reality is that by scheduling the jobs speech at the same time as the debate the White House is trying to force a choice and a contrast.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com …
Globe Magazine: Obama Targeted in Police Probe (Arpaio-birth certificate):
Read why insiders say the President is in danger of being booted out of office – and even put on trial – in this week’s GLOBE.
(Excerpt) Read more at globemagazine.com …
Posted by Gunny G at Wednesday, August 31, 2011
“When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And I have to tell you, one of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because I don’t think that they’re moving towards the right manner in which we’re going to solve the problems not just in the black community but all across the United States of America.”
West’s comments come after Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) told a CBC gathering in Miami that “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.” Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told Los Angeles constituents that “as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell.”
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have been on tour across America. In their talks, they have been saying some very inflammatory things. Naked Emperor News has compiled them into one video:
One statistic that has absolutely floored me was that America dominates the world today in Internet pornography use. As our once moral society is burning frantically out of control today with the unbridled passions of godless men, what are we as a nation to do? Once America is removed off the world stage what restraining influence will there be in this oppressive world?
America dominates the world today in Internet pornography use.
Today, in every facet of our American culture and society there is nothing found that is NOT untainted or unsoiled……………………
To date, Barack Obama’s presidency has been characterized by many things, not the least of which has been a display of arrogance usually reserved for full-blown dictators like Hugo Chavez or crazies like Al Gore. And his personal haughtiness has been more than matched by members of his administration who have followed their fearless leader lockstep down a path of government expansion and economic implosion.
It’s been a slide from the exceptional to the mediocre, throughout which Obama appears to have deemed himself above the law. Thus, when he comes across a law with which he does not agree, he simply ignores it.
Case in point – the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama administration abruptly announced they would no longer enforce earlier this year even though it was passed by Congress in 1996 and has been the law of the land ever since
Or consider another recent circumvention of Congress………………
Obama’s Relatives Commit Crimes Against America…Now What About Him?| The Post & Email
Obama’s Relatives Commit Crimes Against America…Now What About Him?
| The Post & Email:
FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES EVIDENCE THAT IMPOSTER PRESIDENT HAS STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
by Sharon Rondeau
Are there more illegal alien family members of this man in the U.S. Is he himself here legally?
(Aug. 31, 2011) — In recent days, not even the mainstream media has obscured the fact that Barack Hussein Obama has an uncle who was arrested for drunk driving and had been living in the United States illegally for 19 years. “Uncle Onyango” has been “held without bail” by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
In 2009, Onyango’s nephew in
NY Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:26:19 AM by Pharmboy
snip… “I’m going to say what I mean and mean what I say.”
And that may be the problem with Mr. Sharpton’s cable news pulpit: what he means to say is in lockstep with every other MSNBC evening program, making the stretch between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. a nonstop lecture on liberal values and what is wrong with the Republican Party.
…but other progressive hosts, particularly Rachel Maddow, have continued to attract viewers — not nearly as many as routinely watch Fox News, but more than for less partisan shows on CNN. MSNBC, which found success by preaching to the converted, has now hired an actual preacher.
snip…And in the evening at least, MSNBC is less a news provider than a carousel of liberal opinion — potential conflicts of interest are swept aside in the swirl of excitable guests.
Unfortunately, so is conflict. There is almost no real debate on any of these evening shows: a conservative is brought on and put on the spot, then in a different segment two people who agree with the host on a given issue answer the host’s questions, usually, with words like “you’re so right.”
On Monday, Mr. Sharpton followed the patented formula, bringing in two experts who agreed with him that recent efforts in North Carolina and other states to stiffen voter-identity requirements and restrict early voting would mostly affect those minorities and younger voters who turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama in 2008. Mr. Sharpton called it a “poll tax by another name.”
It’s an interesting issue, and not one that other MSNBC talk shows have addressed with the same degree of passion, but it would have been helpful to viewers to also learn how proponents of voting restrictions justify the legislation…………..
(Excerpt) Read more at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com …
Recently BQI published an article at its resource link called BQI Conspiracy Files. The article was an interview with a White House Insider who described events occurring in the white house; events often involving President Barack Obama. While the article is worth reading one area in particular caught our attention. In the article the secret Insider stated that as a result of a decline in his favorability polls, which poses a real threat to his reelection, the Obama reelection campaign has devised a campaign strategy premised on the institution of class and racial social unrest…..riots. In the article the reporter reacted to this news:
The last face to face interview granted by Insider left me incredulous. Details of a race-based re-election plan seemed far-fetched, even for an Obama administration and fellow progressive Democrats who have already proven themselves repeatedly willing to play the race card to their collective political benefit. The threat of race riots though as a means to ensure re-election in 2012? That struck me as too much – too far – too beyond the sometimes abnormal norms of American politics
The Ulsterman Report
The threat of using civil unrest as a campaign strategy is not foreign to BQI. One of our most read articles published in 2010 (EXTRA: Obama Suspends Civil Liberties ) , dealt with a hypothetical scenario where Obama inflamed civil disorder in order to institute Martial Law and in doing so, suspended the 2012 election. Now, well over a year later, the threat of an administration resorting to such desperate and illegal tactics seems real. Increasingly more and more evidence is being revealed that the threat is not improbable. As noted by the Insider reporter:…………
(Excerpt) Read more at blackquillandink.com …
Rupert Murdoch is working hard to contain the fallout from the hacking scandal that has engulfed his U.K. newspapers. His nightmare scenario right now would be the coming to light of anything to suggest that the bad behavior that was so (allegedly) commonplace at the News of the World also happened with any frequency in the U.S. That means not just interception of voicemails but also use of shady private investigators and improper relationships with, or payments to, law enforcement officials.
How unfortunate for Bill O’Reilly, then, that new accusations against him involve exactly those things. According to Gawker, the top-rated Fox News host is the prime mover behind a highly irregular police investigation in his Long Island hometown. A detective working for internal affairs was allegedly asked to meet with private investigators who were trying to build a case against another detective, who had become romantically involved with O’Reilly’s wife while the two were separated. This, by the way, is the promised bombshell that prompted Fox News’s bizarre and dishonest reports about how Gawker is “dying.”
Assuming Gawker’s sources are correct, it’s unclear exactly what, if anything, O’Reilly himself did here. The former police commissioner who allegedly ordered the investigation denies that O’Reilly requested it. O’Reilly was reportedly dangling a large potential donation to the police department’s charitable fund at the time, but there’s no evidence that he ever made one. At this point, all that can be deduced for sure is that it looks bad. (Fox News and News Corp. haven’t replied to my requests for comment, nor did they respond to Gawker’s.)
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com …
There was Fareed Zakaria on his program GPS last weekend banging on about the superiority of the British parliamentary system over America’s presidential one. Good luck with that excuse. There’s such a delicious irony in the CNN/Newsweek commentator’s suggestion that it’s hard not to snicker.
Under a parliamentary system, Barack Obama would have been ousted as prime minister when the Republicans took back the House of Representatives in November 2010. At a minimum, a Prime Minister Obama today would be in the process of being defenestrated by his own parliamentary party as part of a repositioning of the Dems for the 2012 election. Faced with Mr. Obama’s dismal poll ratings, Hillary and the president’s fellow Democrats in Congress would be rising up to “do him down,” as the Brits say.
(Maybe she still will. Senator Eugene McCarthy didn’t even announce that he was challenging President Lyndon Baines Johnson for the 1968 Democratic nomination until November 30, 1967. Four months later, LBJ withdrew from the race.).
A British prime minister is head of government because he’s been elected to that post by his own party’s MPs, not by the voters. Thus, the brutal fact is that a prime minister can at any time be given the bum’s rush from 10 Downing Street by a revolt in his own ranks. In the last 21 years, two British prime ministers have been ousted by a rival via exactly that route.
The first was the UK’s greatest conservative post-war leader, Margaret Thatcher, in 1990 — after eleven years in office. It happened again in 1997 to the man who ousted her, John Major. Far behind in the polls, virtually certain of defeat at the next required election, both PMs were forced out by their own parliamentary colleagues.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com …
Berkeley offers college credit to ‘fight the new Jim Crow’:
Back in the day, if students wanted easy credits, they signed up for underwater basket-weaving. Now they just need a political cause.
Clarence Thomas: Liberal nightmare on Obamacare
Clarence Thomas: Liberal nightmare on Obamacare:
The dreams include Ryan Lizza‘s report last April in which he quoted an Obama adviser saying the president’s policy on Libya was “leading from behind.” This week, as Tripoli seemed about to fall, the magazine’s editor David Remnick hailed Obama’s “calculated modesty.”
The nightmare appeared in last week’s issue, in Jeffrey Toobin‘s lengthy article on Supreme Court jurisprudence, titled “Partners” and subtitled “Will Clarence and Virginia Thomas succeed in killing Obama’s health-care plan?”………………………….
CBC has declared war on the Tea Party Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Obama’s race war begins
The CBC must be very pleased with the increase in racial violence.
Racial thugs can be combined with union thugs, who have already been successfully deployed against peaceful Tea Party activists.
Threats of racial violence will continue to prevent Congressional investigations of Obama’s ineligibility and crimes.
If ordinary Americans retaliate against his campaign of violence, Obama can declare martial law and cancel the 2012 election.
If Obama loses in 2012, he will try to use a race war to bring America down with him.
It is clear that we have no political leaders willing to state the truth openly, that Obama is a usurper and a criminal.
They would all rather play it safe and continue the charade that we have an honest government accountable to the people instead of the reality of a corrupt oligarchy.
The irony is that any politician, willing to take an unambiguous stand against Obama’s illegal and criminal Presidency, would be a shoe-in as his replacement.
Unfortunately, instead of helping the American people uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, the political-media complex has protected Obama and cut off every avenue to challenge him legally.
The remaining question is: will the American people continue to tolerate flagrant government corruption and slouch towards Armageddon?
I smell rebellion in the air.
ALERT:� Congressional Black Caucus ObamaThugs Calls for Race War to keep Obama in power
ALERT:� Congressional Black Caucus ObamaThugs Calls for Race War to keep Obama in power:
See my past columns for more information. Now, however, it is moving into the next and, as predicted, extreme violence phase.
President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans reject his agenda. Yet more must be done: Mr. Obama should be impeached.
He is slowly – piece by painful piece – erecting a socialist dictatorship. We are not there – yet. But he is putting America on that dangerous path. He is undermining our constitutional system of checks and balances; subverting democratic procedures and the rule of law; presiding over a corrupt, gangster regime; and assaulting the very pillars of traditional capitalism. Like Venezuela’s leftist strongman, Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama is bent on imposing a revolution from above – one that is polarizing America along racial, political and ideological lines. Mr. Obama is the most divisive president since Richard Nixon. His policies are Balkanizing the country. It’s time for him to go.
He has abused his office and violated his oath to uphold the Constitution. His health care overhaul was rammed through Congress. It was – and remains – opposed by a majority of the people. It could only be passed through bribery and political intimidation. The Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, the $5 billion Medicaid set-aside for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson – taxpayer money was used as a virtual slush fund to buy swing votes. Moreover, the law is blatantly unconstitutional: The federal government does not have the right to coerce every citizen to purchase a good or service. This is not in the Constitution, and it represents an unprecedented expansion of power…………………..
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Even as the Obama administration admonishes the United Nations for an “unwarranted” pay hike for staffers, it is going to bat for the United Nations against proposed legislation proposed in Congress that would revolutionize the way America finances international institutions and give Washington better leverage over them.
Proponents of the legislation, offered today by the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican of Florida, say that no matter how hard the administration fights against it, the current political climate presents an opportunity to rethink how American taxpayers finance Turtle Bay.
“This is the only way to create real reform, especially given U.S. budgetary stringency,” the former ambassador to the U.N., John Bolton, told the Sun. “This is the time to act,” he added. “The State Department may lobby hard” against Ms. Ros-Lehtinen’s proposal, “but the times they are a changin’.”
Mr. Bolton has long advocated reforming the way America pays its dues to the world body. He has called for Washington to finance only those U.N. units and programs it deems to advance America’s interests, rather than pay according to an assessment made by the General Assembly. His initiative is widely considered the basis for Ms. Ros-Lehtinen’s bill.
State Department officials say that voluntary-based U.N. dues would cut the amount of American contribution to the U.N. by half and undercut its world leadership….
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Science: Experiments performed by a European nuclear research group indicate that the sun, not man, determines Earth’s temperature. Somewhere, Al Gore just shuddered as an unseasonably cool breeze blows by.
The results from an experiment to mimic Earth’s atmosphere by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, tell researchers that the sun has a significant effect on our planet’s temperature. Its magnetic field acts as a gateway for cosmic rays, which play a large role in cloud formation.
Consequently, when the sun’s magnetic field allows cosmic rays to seed cloud cover, temperatures are cooler. When it restricts cloud formation by deflecting cosmic rays away from Earth, temperatures go up.
“It’s the sun, stupid.”
This new finding of 63 scientists from 17 European and U.S. institutes from an experiment that’s been ongoing since 2009 is, if we may paraphrase Vice President Joe Biden, a big deal. Which is exactly why the mainstream media, with so much invested in global warming hysteria, is letting last week’s announcement from CERN pass like a brief summer shower, ignoring it.
Even CERN’s own director general, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, is trying to avoid the meaning of the findings.
He told Germany’s Die Welt Online that he’s “asked the colleagues to present the results clearly, but not to interpret them. That would go immediately into the highly political arena of the climate change debate.”
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Carney: We’re “Fairly Confident” Hillary Won’t Run Against Obama
Carney: We’re “Fairly Confident” Hillary Won’t Run Against Obama:
RUSH: Folks, there’s a new poll out there by CNN. Now, get this. A new poll by CNN, and something called ORC International, and the poll finds 27% of Democrats, I mean that’s one in four, 25, 27%, one in four Democrats would like to see their party nominate a candidate other than Obama, 2012. I told you this is going on in the bowels of the Democrat Party. Twenty-five percent of Democrats wish somebody besides Obama would be on the ballot. One in four Democrats would like to dump Obama. Now, we gotta be fair about this. This poll was taken between August 24th and 25th, which is before Obama saved us all from Hurricane Irene. So it might not be that high now since he did such a great job of saving us all from Hurricane Irene. Snerdley is smirking at me.
SOCIETY BLIND TO WAR ON HETROSEXUALS…
to transform them and society. Yet, they seem blissfully unconscious
of this attack……….
Panel reveals new details of 1940’s experiment
Panel reveals new details of 1940’s experiment:
ATLANTA (AP) — A presidential panel on Monday disclosed shocking new details of U.S. medical experiments done in Guatemala in the 1940s, including a decision to re-infect a dying woman in a syphilis study.
The Guatemala experiments are already considered one of the darker episodes of medical research in U.S. history, but panel members say the new information indicates that the researchers were unusually unethical, even when placed into the historical context of a different era.
“The researchers put their own medical advancement first and human decency a far second,” said Anita Allen, a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
From 1946-48, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Pan American Sanitary Bureau worked with several Guatemalan government agencies to do medical research — paid for by the U.S. government — that involved deliberately exposing people to sexually transmitted diseases.
The researchers apparently were trying to see if penicillin, then relatively new, could prevent infections in the 1,300 people exposed to syphilis, gonorrhea or chancroid. Those infected included soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients with syphilis.
Elections expert who’s called every presidential race since ’84: Obama will win:
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The problem is where do you go?
I agree with you, if O wins then this country is doomed. I need somewhere to go. I wish all the right thinking people in this country would move to 1 or 2 states and just secede from the union. I could get behind a plan like that.
If the day after O got re-elected a message was sent out that right thinking americans should move to texas to prepare for secession I would do it in a second……….
(Aug. 30, 2011) — There was a time not too long ago when kings ruled the land. Some kings were good to their subjects, which was rare, but as long as the subjects were satisfied or didn’t know any other way, the king had nothing to fear, although most, if not all, had a food taster.
Then, I think, a time came when crowns went out of fashion, and who ever heard of a crownless king? So the crownless kings started to call themselves rulers. But after a while, the word “ruler” lost its edge. Go ahead: say “ruler” out loud. Nice word, as far as your mouth and tongue go; really smooth, which is why the rulers needed a new word, a harsher-sounding word. So they came up with “dictator.” Now there’s a word to please even the most ardent ruler. “King” had a few harsh sounds, but “dictator” has even more.
But in order to qualify for the moniker “dictator,” they had to exhibit certain traits. For example, they had to be egomaniacs to the nth degree. Anyone questioning their thought process was likely to be erased, and dictators were always imagining complicated plots against them. Well, maybe they weren’t imagining and maybe the plots weren’t all that complicated, which is why there never has been a “benevolent dictator.” Today, when we refer to a person in power as being a dictator, we mean he’s not all there, he’s not put together quite right, he thinks he knows better, he suffers delusions, is paranoid, and, last but certainly not least, the dictator goes so far as to fantasize that the people actually like him.
Whether you call the person calling the shots a king, ruler, or dictator, there comes a time when the subjects, people, and lesser beings get sick and tired of being abused, so they are forced to start a revolution. Most revolts are short-lived because the dictator is so incompetent that even his closest advisers can readily support his removal. And then there are revolts that can last years, and those are caused by the police and the military fighting for the dictator and against the people, which is the most wasteful because there can be but one outcome: the people always win, and by the time they do win, they are so upset they are very likely to hang the dictator from a lamp post, as the Italians did to Mussolini.
Once the king is removed, some form of government must take its place: enter the United States Constitution, a document designed to ensure the rights of the individual, to ensure that America will no longer be ruled by a king, to ensure the peace and tranquility without a dictator. The Constitution ensures liberty over tyrants, freedom over abuse, and justice over lawlessness. The Constitution is the ticket that all patriotic Americans have to insure their freedom. Without that ticket, we subject ourselves to a dictator who circumvents the Congress, and thereby the people, as, for example, by the implementation of the “Dream Act.” It is impossible to support Obama remaining in office and support the United States Constitution at the same time. You either have a dictator OR you have freedom; it’s that simple……………………