HELL YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!
AT LEAST DEMONSTRATE POLITICIAN’s ACTING SKILLS JUST FOR SAKE OF APPEARANCES !!!!!!!!!!
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The US Government continues actions that will result in its own demise. That might seem fitting, except that its failure will seriously harm the citizenry.Government decisions and actions have assured an economic collapse that will result in another depression. Federal debts and promises are too large to be honored, a conclusion based not on economics but on simple arithmetic.The government collapse will likely trigger the economic collapse, although the order could be reversed.
Arguably, we are already in a depression which has been disguised by juicing GDP via excessive government spending. This spending has been funded increased government debt in magnitudes never seen before. To put matters into perspective, by the end of President Obama’s first four years, he will have added more to the federal debt than all 43 Presidents who preceded him.
Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor, Swingin’ Anthony Kennedy has been the swingingest swinger on the Supreme Court, the big Numero Cinco on all those 5–4 white-knuckle nail-biting final scores. So naturally Court observers have been paying close attention to his interventions in the Obamacare oral arguments. So far he doesn’t sound terribly persuaded by the administration’s line:
“The government is saying that the federal government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases, and that changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way.” As John Hinderaker wrote at the Powerline blog, “In that last observation, Kennedy seems to be channeling Mark Steyn.”
Which is true. As I wrote in National Review only two or three issues back, “I’ve argued for years in these pages that governmentalized health care fundamentally transforms the relationship between citizen and state in ways that” — and here’s the bit Justice Kennedy isn’t quite on board with yet — “make it all but impossible to have genuinely conservative government ever again.”
So I’m naturally heartened to hear him meeting me halfway. This was one of the highlights of a week that a shell-shocked Jeffrey Toobin, crawling out from under the rubble of the solicitor general’s presentation, told CNN viewers was “a train wreck” for the government’s case.
And yet, and yet . . . If you incline to the view that Obamacare is a transformative act, isn’t there something slightly pitiful about the fact that the liberties of over 300 million people hinge on the somewhat whimsical leanings of just one man?
WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION? (“That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution”)
We are told that it is up to the Supreme Court to determine what laws are constitutional, but that is hardly in line with the limiting principles offered by the U.S. Constitution. That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution. In fact, the federal courts seized that power for themselves through an opinion written by Justice John Marshall in the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803.
…As Americans, we were given a tremendous gift by our founding fathers; a Republic, if we can keep it, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin. Have we, the people, become so intellectually hobbled that we are unable to understand that this case is not about health care at all?
The health care bill is not now and never has been about health care, but about the systematic dismantling of our constitutional republic through unprecedented control
The health care bill is not now and never has been about health care, but about the systematic dismantling of our constitutional republic through unprecedented control. It has been in progress for decades, yet few have had the guts, will, or capacity to stand up and expose the agenda and people behind it. Anyone who dared to expose the agenda, identify the individuals or even hint at the objectives in play has been publicly mocked, ridiculed, marginalized and muzzled by both sides of the fictitious two-party divide, conservatives and progressives alike.
…But, after listening to Rush Limbaugh’s monologue, I came to the conclusion that a Newt Gingrich ticket is not going to happen. But I also came to the conclusion that a Romney ticket will hand Obama another term—which is not merely another term but a transformation of this country that will look mild compared to what he has already done. If Obama gets another term, there will be no United States. I’m sure of it, and many other in the Tea Party movement are sure of it also.
Now we have also been told that a third party will hand Obama the election on a silver platter by splitting the vote. This theory’s basis is in the form of what happened with Ross Perot. But Ross Perot with his idiotic charts and rambling speeches was more of an aberration than a candidate.
Before I supported Gingrich, I was behind Sarah Palin. When she announced she would not run for President, like many other Palin supporters, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I was literally in tears, and I’m sure I was not alone. America had gathered under the shadow of Mama Grizzly, protecting us from the unjust charges of racism and extremism.
When Sarah Palin announced she was not running for President, Mama Grizzly left us. However, she was not far away, still watching over us, protecting us. We were like a cub foraging on its own for the first time, making it independent and strong.
But it is time for us to return to Mama Grizzly. Not as a cub, but as a member of the pack, co-equal, and supporting her as the leader of this pack—of this army—to save America. To get us working again. To support our soldiers and allies again.
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In The Costs of War (edited by John Denson), historian Joseph Stromberg referred to the Spanish-American War of 1898 as a “trial run” for the American empire. The war had nothing to do with national defense and was purely an act of imperialism on the part of the U.S. government, which gained control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands.
It led the renowned late nineteenth-century libertarian scholar, William Graham Sumner of Yale, to compose a famous essay entitled “The Conquest of the United States by Spain.” The essay described how the war transformed America from a constitutional republic into an imperialist power, just like the old Spanish Empire it defeated in the war.
Biden Hints at More Gun Laws in Wake of Trayvon Martin Case
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Vice president Joe Biden told CBS News Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law will become a subject of debate following the Trayvon Martin shooting.
“It’s important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don’t, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm’s way,” Biden told Bob Schieffer in an interview that will air on “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Biden told CBS it is questionable if firearms allow people to protect themselves. “The idea that there’s this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons… I think it’s the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I’m not so sure of,” Biden said.
According to Gun Owners of America, firearms are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day,” a GOA factsheet notes. “This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.” In the vast majority of cases, brandishing a firearm prevented an attack of crime, the statistics reveal.
(“There can no longer be any doubt, the social engineers are trying to spark civil unrest as a distraction from the criminal looting the Banksters are carrying out. Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book, stir the people up against one another then pose as the savior that keeps the peace!”) Prison Planet.com » Obama Is Trying To Start A Race War: Exploiting Trayvon’s Death
Obama Is Trying To Start A Race War: Exploiting Trayvon’s Death
March 31, 2012
There can no longer be any doubt, the social engineers are trying to spark civil unrest as a distraction from the criminal looting the Banksters are carrying out. Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book, stir the people up against one another then pose as the savior that keeps the peace!
Got this one via email from Bob Rader…
(Email sent to Bob Rader…)
By Al Benson Jr.
You have to begin to understand that this is the real intent of “reconstruction”—the submission of the Christian South to the deities of the New World Order. “Reconstruction” (political correctness) has never been allowed to deviate from that agenda from when it was instituted in the mid-1860s until now.
After all it was Karl Marx that first used the term “reconstruction” when he talked about Lincoln and his efforts at “the reconstruction of a social world.” You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize he was referring to the South.
We are now in a third phase of “reconstruction” the total destruction of our Christian history and heritage and, unless we begin to wake up and start getting our kids out of public schools, this may be the last phase needed……
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Careless whispers reveal Obama’s true intentions to destroy America
Coach is Right ^ | March 31st, 2012 | Jim Emerson
Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 11:21:04 AM by darkwing104
Last Monday, President Obama was overheard whispering to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about plans to pursue another round of reductions of our stockpiles of nuclear weapons and the halt of a European missile defense shield. At the end of the meeting the two leaders’ conversation were caught on a hot mike. It seems that our “teleprompter President” hasn’t learned very much about the equipment used to spread his propaganda.
Obama: (Referring to Vladimir Putin) “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space.”
Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you …”
Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
The president’s explanation of the conversation was about “technical aspects” of future nuclear disarmament talks. Since he mentioned that this is his last election the hot mike incident provided an insight to the president’s mindset.
Obama’s use of “more flexibility” is that he will be able to do just about anything without being held accountable to the American people. As a lame duck president he could use executive orders to eliminate nuclear weapons or other defensive measures with little opposition, unless the next Congress decides to grow a backbone.
Last month the Administration proposed reducing America’s nuclear arsenal by 80 percent and relocating the bulk of military assets to the Pacific, thus leaving America’s European allies to the mercy of hostile Asian nations.
Rock star: Obama not born in U.S.
WND ^ | 29 March 2012 | WND
Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:01:55 AM by Flotsam_Jetsome
Calling himself a “lesser of evil” kind of guy, Mustaine commented on the eligibility issue and the GOP field of candidates in 2012 before clamming up, saying, “I don’t want to talk about my president.”
Before he closed down, he said he’s concerned about life in America at the moment, as the government takes away more rights.
He said for him, the big issue is the right to freedom of speech: “I’ve got a big mouth.”
He has a lot of questions about Obama but “certainly not where he was born.”
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Show Open: Michelle and Kids in Vegas…
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 4:08:03 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: Michelle (My Belle) Obama and the kids are in Vegas on a vacation. Not exactly a family oriented place in my mind, but to each his own. That’s the place Obama told everybody not to go anymore, remember that? In his first month in office he said the days of getting on your private plane and going to Vegas are over. I guess they’re back.
Hi ya, folks. It’s Friday. How are you.
RUSH: And we are happy to be with you, wrapping up a big week of broadcast excellence, with an ever-expanding audience geometric proportions here. A thrill and a delight to be with you. Here’s the telephone number: 800-282-2882. Now, for those of you new to the program, asking what is Open Line Friday, it’s very simple. Monday through Thursday callers must talk about things I am interested in. It may sound a little dictatorial, and it is. I am a benevolent dictator. If I talk about things that bore me, the audience will be bored. On Friday, I throw out all those rules, and whatever anybody wants to talk about is fine, even if it bores me.
I’ll fake it or act bored or what have you. But it’s my way of taking a courageous career risk, turning over the content portion of the program to lovable rank amateurs, as opposed to me, highly trained broadcast specialist. So whatever you want to talk about, for the most part — Don’t complain about the electric bill or sewage problems in Oshkosh, things like that, but whatever, you think maybe needs to be discussed that hasn’t been or if you have a question or comment about anything, this is the day for it: 800-282-2882. The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com.
People ask how we got into our splendid mess in Iraq and why we can’t get out. The question is a subset of a larger question: Why, since WWII, have so many first-world armies gotten into drawn-out guerrilla wars in bush-world countries, and lost? Examples abound: France in Vietnam, America in Vietnam, France in Algeria, Russia in Afghanistan, Israel in Lebanon, etc. Why don’t they learn?
The answer I think is that militaries are influenced by a kind of man — call him the Warrior — who by nature is unsuited for modern wars. He doesn’t understand them, can’t adapt to them.
The Warrior is emotionally suited to pitched, Pattonesque battles of moral clarity and simple intent. I don’t mean that he is stupid. Among fighter pilots and in the Special Forces for example it is not uncommon to find men with IQs of 145. Yet emotionally the Warrior has the uncomplicated instincts of a pit bull. Intensely loyal to friends and intensely hostile to the enemy, he doesn’t want any confusion as to which is which. His tolerance for ambiguity is very low. He wants to close with the enemy and destroy him.
Pat Buchanan: It’s All About Race Now
RealClearPolitics ^ | March 30, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 4:04:58 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested.
So assert those demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
And they may be right.
Rep. Hank Johnson would not be raging that Trayvon had been “executed.” And ex-Black Panther Bobby Rush would not have been wearing a hoodie in the well of the House.
Which tells you what this whipped-up hysteria is all about.
It is not about finding the truth about what happened that night in Sanford when Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his SUV, and the two wound up in a fight, with Trayvon dead.
It is about the exacerbation of and the exploitation of racial conflict.
And it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the year 2012.
Zimmerman “profiled” Trayvon, we are told. And perhaps he did.
But why? What did George Zimmerman, self-styled protector of his gated community, see that night from the wheel of his SUV?
(“Rubio is simply not constitutionally eligible for the job. This is a concern of enough Republicans to ensure Obama, who is also unconstitutional, wins re-election……”) The unintended Rubio effect
While Rubio denies any interest in serving as the vice presidential nominee of the party, his support of Romney has raised even more speculation about that possibility.
I seem to be the only pundit in America who believes Rubio, a gifted young senator whom I like immensely, will actually doom the ticket to defeat.
Even talking about this on national TV is considered scandalous.
Prison Planet.com » Powder Keg: Rap Song Charges ‘White Man’ With Murder: “Strap On Your AK’s… Let’s Start a Riot”
Flashback to August 16, 2011, when we published a White House Insider report detailing the possibility that the Obama administration would incite race riots in the build up to the 2012 Presidential election:
Via The Ulsterman Report:
Insider: Yes. It’s in place and underway – being developed. Further developed. It’s gonna – gonna tie it in with the unions somehow. I don’t know exaclty how – just that’s included in it. It will be an all out campaign on race. The goal is to completely mobilize the Black vote while shaming an even greater number of white voters into not opposing a second Obama term. They are gonna get out the guilt vote man. The guilt vote!
Ulsterman: Obama…Democrats in general, already get the Black vote – most of it.
Insider: They want all of it. Every last one. Then bring in the Hispanic vote, tie them up in this race issue as well. Republicans want to toss you out. Obama wants to bring you in. They hate the color of Obama’s skin just like they hate the color of yours. Hey White America, you aren’t part of that group who hates non-whites are you? If not, you better get out and vote for Barack Obama.
Ulsterman: That sounds overly simplistic and insulting to voters. You really think something like that would actually work?
Insider: Hell yes-yes… it can work. It’s not gonna come so easy as it did in 2008, but that’s why they plan to ramp it up – the race issue.
In that report we noted the distinct possibility that the Obama Team would Incite Race Riots and attempt to Use White Guilt in 2012 Election:
A politician, especially at the highest levels, will stop at nothing to maintain their power. President Obama is no different, and considering that mouthpieces in his administration have repeatedly referred to unsupportive segments of the electorate as terrorists and racists, is it any wonder they are considering this strategy?
Does anyone expect the President to successfully run on the economy, health care, tax cuts, or budget reductions?
It seems to us that his options are quite limited.
This means that we can soon expect agents provocateurs to embed themselves into Republican and Democrat Party rallies and campaign events. There will be no shortage of media coverage, and we can fully expect a progressively-leaning media to inflame and incite such events (remember the spitting incident on the steps of Capitol Hill?).
The Hot Theory on How the Supreme Court Gets to a 6-3 Vote to Uphold Obamacare
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 2:47:10 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: Let’s talk about the Supreme Court. I am fascinated to watch the media, folks. What is happening today at the United States Supreme Court is what has happened for 222 years. There’s nothing special about today. There’s nothing unique. The court is doing nothing today that it hasn’t done since its inception. But if you read the media you would think that the vote the court’s taking today is unprecedented. Also, various stories, media obviously begging for a leak on the vote. There hasn’t ever been one that anybody could recall. Even Roe v. Wade didn’t leak, and that decision wasn’t announced for months after it was reached.
But the media, here’s a story, this is Associated Press: “Justices Meet Friday to Vote on Health Care Case — While the rest of us have to wait until June, the justices of the Supreme Court will know the likely outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend.” Well, of course. They’re voting on it. Is it unfair that the justices know and we don’t know? “While rest of us have to wait until June, the justices will know the likely outcome.” Well, of course, duh. They are the likely outcome.
A COMMIE PRESIDENT AND THE TRAYVON TRAGEDY
WND ^ | March 28, 2012 | ERIK RUSH
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 2:21:05 PM by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
To those whose assessment of individuals is not predicated upon what comes out of their mouths and the mouths of their surrogates, the truth is clear: President Obama is a communist, laboring with like-minded comrades to actualize a long-embraced communist agenda – and their end game is fast approaching…
Although it would be damnably difficult to prove unequivocally, it is pretty much common knowledge in the conservative community that during the 2008 election cycle, GOP leaders made a “deal with the devil” in agreeing not to press then-Sen. Obama’s eligibility if the Democratic leadership would not press on the eligibility of John McCain. It was supposed that a major issue might have been raised with regard to McCain’s birth in the Panama Canal Zone.Whether the Republican leadership has made a similar deal for the 2012 election cycle vis-à-vis Obama’s radical associations and history remains to be seen, and there’s neither time nor space for me to illustrate the abysmally treasonous nature of such a “deal,” if it exists.
Suffice it to say that neither Republican leaders, candidates, nor conservative pundits are addressing the issue of Obama’s Marxism, despite all indications, including new evidence that has recently come to light.Last week I detailed my experiences of March 9, whereupon I commented on a videotape released by the late Andrew Breitbart’s organization featuring Obama and professor Derrick Bell, yet another radical Obama mentor, and the significance of Obama having endorsed Bell, a proponent of Critical Race Theory. A day prior, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien had torpedoed her credibility when she chastised Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak for not understanding this august and revered paradigm CRT. Pollack subsequently shredded O’Brien after it became apparent that she’d probably not even heard of Critical Race Theory until that day.
As Black Liberation Theology attempted to accord legitimacy to Marxist-infused, apostate Christianity, Critical Race Theory was nothing more than a device of black Marxist intellectuals to apply a scholarly varnish to their ideology. CRT was crafted to do three things: 1 cultivate the aforementioned legitimacy, 2 maintain blacks’ anger and resentment, and 3 ensure that race would remain an issue in America forever and ever, amen.CRT is now expounded upon in universities and news venues as though it is on a par with string theory, rather than the pseudo-intellectual, propagandistic pap that it is.In addition to Obama’s radical roots having been verified yet again in the case of the Bell video, WND has just revealed even more deception pertaining to the Obama narrative. Allen Hulton, a retired U.S. Postal Service carrier who used to deliver mail to Bill Ayers’ parents, has sworn in an affidavit to events that contradict Obama’s claims about Ayers being a casual acquaintance, as well as further bringing Obama’s eligibility into question.Is this, like the president’s relationship with the radical professor Bell, going to be deemed “no big deal” by high-profile liberals and professing conservatives alike?
So what if domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn helped put Obama through Harvard? So what if he might have committed fraud in order to qualify for educational benefits?If that’s the way it’s going to be, then many Republicans and so-called conservatives will be party to Obama’s re-election, and the likely aftermath thereof, because he will prove to be far less controllable than they think he is, and his plans are far more drastic than they’re willing to admit – at least in public.
Make no mistake, though: Radical that he is, Obama is mobilizing the troops. At first blush, it may seem as though things are just getting “unduly unpleasant,” even for an election year. Then, this might be put down to tensions taken further than usual because of the economy. Some will buy into the notion that there’s some sort of white backlash because of President Obama’s ethnicity.
Vietnam veterans day proclaimed
Whitehouse.gov ^ | 3/29/2012 | president
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 2:03:57 PM by fatrat
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 29, 2012 Presidential Proclamation — Vietnam Veterans Day
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
On January 12, 1962, United States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnamese service members over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front stronghold near Saigon. Operation Chopper marked America’s first combat mission against the Viet Cong, and the beginning of one of our longest and most challenging wars. Through more than a decade of conflict that tested the fabric of our Nation, the service of our men and women in uniform stood true. Fifty years after that fateful mission, we honor the more than 3 million Americans who served, we pay tribute to those we have laid to rest, and we reaffirm our dedication to showing a generation of veterans the respect and support of a grateful Nation.
The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete a daunting mission. It is a story of Americans from every corner of our Nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they loved. It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast themselves into harm’s way to save a friend, who fought hour after hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear. From Ia Drang to Hue, they won every major battle of the war and upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Forces.
At world’s end: Artists reveal stunning post-apocalyptic images of cities around the globe
The Daily Mail ^ | March 29th 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 1:25:47 PM by Mad Dawgg
In Silent World, artists Lucie and Simon have taken the world’s most familiar and populous cities and removed all but one or two people to create the illusion of a lonely world.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …
Biden: ‘Something in the Gulf,’ Eurozone could bring down Obama
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Speaking to donors in Chicago, Biden said that it was not the GOP candidates that he feared — but rather events outside of the administration’s control, like a military conflict in the Persian Gulf or a collapse of the European economy.
The sound bite went viral — the president of the United States asking the Russian president to carry a message to Putin for “space” in dealing with contentious missile defense issues until after the election so the American president would have “more flexibility.” The photos went viral as well: President Obama’s hand on Medvedev’s knee, the smiling president with his arm around Medvedev’s shoulder, the two of them sipping tea.
It is bad, of course, on many levels, but historically consistent. The president is notoriously hostile to missile defense, as are the Russians. The Russians are particularly hostile to U.S. missile defenses, which they believe threaten their offensive missile programs, such as those planned by NATO for Europe during the Bush administration. In September 2009, Mr. Obama introduced his Russian “reset” in a speech at Moscow’s New Economic School by adopting Russia’s greatest concern as a point of bilateral agreement.
JUSTICE SCALIA: ….And we’ve held in two cases that something that was reasonably adapted was not proper [the necessary and proper wording of the Commerce Clause] because it violated the sovereignty of the States, which was implicit in the constitutional structure.
The argument here is that it may be necessary, but it’s not proper because it violates an equally evident principle in the Constitution, which is that the Federal Government is not supposed to be a government that has all powers; that it’s supposed to be a government of limited powers.
And that’s what all this questioning has been about. What – what is left? If the government can do this, what else can it not do? [pp. 26-27]JUSTICE SCALIA: An equally evident constitutional principle is the principle that the Federal Government is a government of enumerated powers and that the vast majority of the powers remain in the States and do not belong to the Federal Government…. [pp. 27-28]
This saps credibility from the notion that there is any starkly fateful difference between GOP Republicans and Obama-faction Democrats. They are opposite wings of the same elitist faction, flapping in unison as socialism takes flight. … (“Is Republican infighting a bad thing?”)
As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum.
When President Obama blurted out to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he couldn’t do serious business during an election year, the New York Times characterized it as a “moment of political candor.” It seems to me, actually, to be a moment of political contempt—for the issues at hand as well as for the demos itself. Mr. Medvedev meanwhile was in familiar territory: Dissembling is the routine of the elected Russian dictatorship.
We are the big boys, Mr. Obama seemed to be telling Mr. Medvedev— or rather Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and I are, and you, Medvedev, are the messenger, to whom, as the newspaper photograph shows, I confide. “I will deliver this information to Vladimir,” responded the second man in the Kremlin. Another news picture shows an image from the back, the two presidents walking together, the American chief executive with his big right hand firmly on his Russian junior partner’s much slighter shoulder.
And what was the message to Vladimir? Mr. Obama was proffering the Russians “more flexibility” on missile defense, which he couldn’t do, he said, in an election year.
But really the message, the important one, concerns us, here in America. It is that the American people can’t be trusted if the president is honest with them about what he proposes. More bluntly, that the American people are not trusted by their own president.
Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of Sanford specifically, but he has been critical of the police department‘s handling of the case. (SNIP) “I will speak about how the National Action Network will move to the next level if Zimmerman isn’t arrested,” Sharpton said, who founded the organization. He added that it was the Martin family and lawyers who first asked him to get involved and nationalize this story.
Back in late 2009, conservatives watched with alarm as ObamaCare headed for a vote. Two Florida State Representatives, Scott Plakon and Steve Precourt, were especially concerned about the constitutional infringements of the individual mandate and the disparate impact that the bill’s Medicare changes would have on Florida taxpayers.
Representatives Plakon and Precourt were among the key legislators who consulted with McCollum as his office debated the merits of filing a complaint against ObamaCare and analyzed the potential causes of action that could be alleged. In late December 2009, Plakon and Precourt sent a letter to McCollum’s office urging him to take legal action against ObamaCare:
Plakon and Precourt were among the first in Florida to publicly attach their names to a call for formal action in opposition to ObamaCare, and less than a month after their letter, McCollum sent a letter on January 19, 2010 to the Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Minority Leader John Boehner, with his analysis of the constitutional issues in the ObamaCare legislation, stating that he was “call[ing] [their] attention to these legal concerns so that constitutional issues may be remedied before a final bill is negotiated.”
VIDEOReserve Corporal Jesse Thorsen says punishment “absolutely worth it”
The uniformed solider who endorsed Ron Paul during a rally in Iowa in January has been officially reprimanded by the US Army.
After being cut short during a CNN interview on January 3, Reserve Corporal Jesse Thorsen, who has served two tours in Afghanistan and was due to head back for a third, was invited on to the stage by Paul himself to address Paul’s cheering supporters.
“If there’s any man out there that’s had a vision out there, it’s definitely [Ron Paul],” Thorsen said. “His foreign policy is by far, hands down better than any other candidate’s out there, and I’m sure you all know that. We don’t need to be picking fights overseas and I think everybody else knows that, too.”
Someone within the military infrastructure did not take kindly to Thorsen’s remarks, and a move was immediately set in motion to punish the 10-year veteran for his words.
Detractors began pointing to Department of Defense Directive 1344.10 which states that active duty troops wearing a uniform are expected to avoid activities that “imply official sponsorship, approval, or endorsement” of political figures.
As military news site Stars and Stripes reports, Army reserve officials said Thursday that Thorsen’s actions clearly violated Defense Department rules, and that a letter of reprimand has been placed in his personnel file.
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Following the announcement, Thorsen appeared on the Veterans for Ron Paul online radio show to defend his actions.
“The Army works for Congress,” Thorsen said during the show. “If a Congressman invites you up on stage, doesn’t he have the right to do that?
“Why can’t a combat veteran go up on stage and support a presidential candidate in his best suit, which is his American uniform?” Thorsen added, also noting that he had fully cooperated with the Army’s investigation.
Thorsen added that he believed the reprimand was “absolutely worth it” because “it gave me the platform to spread the message of liberty and constitutional freedom to more people.”
Thorsen also claimed that higher ups in the Army had been looking to throw the book at him for his actions, and that he was relieved to receive only a reprimand.
“Let’s be frank – It basically says, ‘You’ve been a real bad soldier, don’t do that again.’… OK, I won’t.” Thorsen said.
The Army is clearing aiming to make an example out of Thorsen. One has to question whether the same punishment would have been handed out if he had been seen endorsing anyone other than Ron Paul.
Furthermore, over a thousand veterans, reservists and active duty soldiers, some in uniform, participated in a march on the White House for Ron Paul just one month later in February, where Thorsen also gave a speech.
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I am running Mozilla. I am wary of being tracked by cookies and malicious software and have gone to the Options page and told it to delete my browser history under Privacy and it says I have done so. Yet, when I go back to history, it is all recorded there. How do I permanently delete the history of my page visits to stop malware?
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By J.D. Longstreet Friday, March 30, 2012The EPA’s recent move toward strangling the coal-fired electricity generating plants in America is another power grab by the “greenies” in the US government. If not stopped by the Congress these new regulations will close and shutter dozens of coal-fired plants around the country and thousands upon thousands of workers in the electricity generating business, and businesses associated with them, will be out of a job.We are looking at a shortage of electricity in America if Congress does not vacate these regulations. Rolling blackouts will be common here in America as they already are in developing countries.I reside in Hurricane Alley so I know a thing or two about having no electricity for days and weeks on end.
You are not going to like it, America. But you’d better prepare yourself because it is coming as surely as a Martin flies to its gourd.Look. You may not like it. You may not want to hear it—but—the plain fact is: Windmills and solar panels cannot produce the quantity of electric power a vibrant economy like America MUST HAVE to thrive. It is simply impossible. On the other hand, it might work if we bought Europe and covered it will windmills and solar panels. But, frankly, I suspect even that would not be enough.Solar panels are great for powering driveway lights and small weather stations and such.
But to power a single city, like New York or Los Angles, you’d need an area larger than the size of Nebraska with nothing but solar panels twinkling at the sky. It is a DUMB idea!Windmills are a joke. Unfortunately they are a lethal joke to the thousands of birds slaughtered by those whirling blades every year. And they are butt-ugly! Have you seen them? Forget the little Dutch windmills on greeting cards and such. They are tiny compared to today’s modern wind machines.Today’s windmills stand as much as two hundred to three hundred feet tall and their blades span as much as three hundred feet across. They are monsters. Did I mention they are ugly, to boot?
Citizens rallied near Camp Pendleton Thursday in support of Sgt. Gary Stein, who faces action for opposing the commander in chief.
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THE TRAYVON TIMELINE: HOW LOCAL CRIME STORY BECAME NATIONAL RACIAL OUTRAGE
Breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/12 | Joel B. Pollack
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 9:06:23 AM by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
An analysis of media reports on the Trayvon Martin shooting reveals how a local crime story became a national racial outrage.
The incident happened on Feb. 26, 2012, and was primarily reported in local outlets. The first major national news report was on CBS This Morning on March 8, and did not mention race. The story did not take on a racial dimension until later that day, when the AP mistakenly identified the shooter as white (George Zimmerman is of mixed Hispanic descent).
The racial claims were then repeated and amplified by other media outlets, including Gawker, which claimed the neighborhood in which Martin was shot was “predominantly white” (it fact is is “almost 50 percent white,” according to the Daily Beast).
Chief Justice Says States Have Compromised Their Sovereignty
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 9:29:41 AM by IbJensen
Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday what has long been known but seldom spoken. During the third and final day of Supreme Court hearings on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is unconstitutional, Roberts said states have been compromising their sovereignty for decades through increased reliance on the federal government for money and accompanying directions on the governance of state affairs.
“It seems to me that they have compromised their status as independent sovereigns because they are so dependent on what the federal government has done,” the chief justice said during Wednesday’s nearly three hours of hearings on the controversial health insurance law.
The final day’s arguments had to do with whether the law could stand if the justices find the mandate for uncovered individuals to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional — something the court’s conservative majority appears ready to do. Another feature of the law called into question by lawyers opposing the act is the expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health care for low-income families. Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid is expanded to include a larger number of parents, as well as low-income adults with no dependent children. Half of the 32 million who would get new health insurance coverage under the law would receive it through Medicaid.
Media from former communist nations are once again breaking through the veil of silence surrounding President Obama’s eligibility for office – even when the U.S. media refuse to investigate what is being called the “largest scandal in American history.”
First, it was the Russian news website Pravda.
And now it’s the Czech Republic’s Neviditelný pes (The Invisible Dog), a popular news website from Prague, that’s sounding the alarm.
Help Sheriff Joe blow the lid off Obama’s fraud. Join the Cold Case Posse right now!
Likewise, Russia’s Pravda has published a second expose on the issue by Dianna Cotter, a senior at American Military University.
Russia’s Pravda: ‘Largest scandal in American history’
As WND reported, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse announced there is probable cause indicating the documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card are actually forgeries.
“Pravda called out the U.S. press for its deliberate neglect of the largest scandal in modern American history,” Cotter wrote in a March 29 Pravda commentary. “Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio released credible forensic evidence that Barack Obama, presumed President of the United States, presented to the world a forged Birth Certificate on April 27th, 2011.”
It’s been almost 2 weeks since the booming started in Clintonville.
We talked to Clintonville police around 3:45 a.m. Friday, they tell us they only received a few calls last night about possible noises. And the last ones came in before 8 p.m. Thursday.
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In his attempt to explode the myth that there is unlimited demand for U.S. government debt, former Treasury official Lawrence Goodman explained that there is high perceived demand because the Federal Reserve is doing most of the buying.
Last year the Fed purchased a stunning 61% of the total net Treasury issuance, up from negligible amounts prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
This not only creates the false impression of limitless demand for U.S. debt but also blunts any sense of urgency to reduce supersized budget deficits.
What about Japan and China? Aren’t they the major purchasers of U.S. debt? Not any more, notes Goodman. Foreign purchases of U.S. debt dropped to less than 2 percent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) from almost 6 percent just three years ago. And private sector investors — banks, money market and bond mutual funds, individuals and corporations — have cut their buying way back as well, to less than 1 percent of GDP, down from 6 percent. This serves to hide the fact that the government can’t find outside buyers willing to accept rates of return that are below the inflation rate (“negative interest”) given the precarious financial condition of the government. It also hides the impact of $1.3 trillion deficits from the public who would likely get much more concerned if real, true market rates of interest were being demanded for purchasing U.S. debt, as such higher rates would increase the deficit even further. Finally it takes pressure off Congress to “do something” because there is no public clamor over the matter, at least for the moment.
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The Georgia Guidestones is a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. A message comprising ten guides is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient languages’ scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The structure is sometimes referred to as an “American Stonehenge.” The monument is 19 feet 3 inches (5.87 m) tall, made from six granite slabs weighing more than 240,000 pounds (110,000 kg) in all. One slab stands in the center, with four arranged around it. A capstone lies on top of the five slabs, which are astronomically aligned.
Behind the Scenes Attempt to Kill Arizona’s Obama Eligibilty Bill
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PHOENIX – Arizona’s state legislature is currently pushing through a “Candidate Certification Bill” which will directly address the issue of President Obama’s eligibility to hold elected federal office, and ultimately determine his place on the state election ballot come November.
But there exists an effort underway behinds the scenes, which threatens to stall – and eventually kill the legislation.
The bill will require any candidate to sign an affidavit confirming their eligibility documentation, and would impose a penalty for perjury if they were later found to be ineligible.
The bill was presented at a press conference which took place on Tuesday inside the state’s historic capitol court room. Amidst an almost complete national media black-out on the issue, AZ Bill HB2480, spearheaded by State Representative Carl Seel(R), has since passed the Senate Government Reform Committee, but has become stuck in a senate committee.
In addition to members of the state legislature, the bill has received the full backing of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had assembled a Cold Case Posse some 6 months ago in order to investigate evidence that Barack Obama’s electronic birth certificate. The document was released last year by the White House and posted on their website in PDF form, but Arpaio’s own law enforcement investigation has so far concluded that the President’s document indicates both forgery and fraud. It was these very concerns which prompted Rep. Seel to draft this latest eligibility bill.
According to Seel, “It gives the average citizen the capacity… to challenge any candidate appearing on the Arizona ballot, whether they are properly qualified to be on the said ballot… and the capacity to preserve, defend and protect their Constitution.”
Despite the fact that the bill has the support of both the state’s house and senate, it’s still being held up by Senate President Steve Pierce (R) who has yet to clear the way for a floor debate on the bill.
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Pierce claims that he will not clear the way for HB 2480 until Sen. Nancy Barto (R) who chairs the Committee on Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform, where the bill is assigned – and is currently being stalled, allows its passage through.
Dirty tricks behind the scenes?
According to Seel, the reason the bill has been stalled is because of a rather unreasonable request by Sen. Barto. In an unprecedented move, Sen. Barto has solicited from Rep. Seel a “laundry list” – a fully initialed, full list of names of all Arizona Senators who have committed to vote in support the controversial bill.
This request for a ‘laundry list’ flies in the face of the normal honor’s system practice, whereby law makers normally give their bond in the form of a verbal commitment for support of a bill.
Critics of this unorthodox move might rightly suspect that by possessing the names of each legislator beforehand, Sen. Barto – or perhaps another third party, could then get to each of the bills’ supporters before a vote reaches the floor – in order to change the natural outcome of a vote. If the bill was voted down in this way, it would effectively kill off any future attempts to revive such legislation.
Social networking giant maintains ‘Kill Zimmerman’ page despite massive condemnation
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, March 30, 2012
Twitter has refused to delete a profile page advocating the violent murder of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, even after a massive media backlash and despite the social network’s regular practice of deleting accounts for the comparatively minor offense of spamming celebrities or discussing certain political issues.
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The profile page features an image of Zimmerman in crosshairs and includes tweets such as “Fuck the government. & #KILLZIMMERMAN,” “Rt if you think Zimmerman should Be Shot Instead Of Goon To Jail #KILLZIMMERMAN,” “Since I don’t have a date or escort I’m thinking about running away and killing Zimmerman,” “we should just all get up and #killzimmerman ourselves; fuck the system,” and “I ain’t no hater but I hate that cracka.”
One of the Tweets also expresses support for the fact that Obama has publicly involved himself in the Trayvon Martin controversy.
The page has been active for around a week and despite widespread media attention, Twitter has refused to remove the profile.
Is Twitter taking a political stance amidst one of the most racially charged public debates America has ever seen by keeping the ‘Kill Zimmerman’ page active? A brief summary of pages that were deleted by the company in the recent past suggests the answer is yes.
Blogger David Seaman had his Twitter account temporarily suspended after sending out numerous tweets trying to get celebrities with large numbers of followers to draw attention to issues such as the NDAA and Occupy Wall Street. The fact that Seaman was sending so many messages to celebrities was characterized as spamming by Twitter.
Apparently, according to Twitter spamming celebrities is not OK, but advocating murder is perfectly acceptable.
(“Homeland Security is arming itself to the teeth.”) Prison Planet.com » Disarming America: Homeland Security Buys Up Ammo Supplies
Friday, March 30, 2012
Homeland Security is arming itself to the teeth.
Scientific American ‘blogs ^ | March 22, 2012 | Kate Wong
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 12:18:28 AM by SunkenCiv
In the 1930s archaeologists working at the site of Zhoukoudian near Beijing recovered an incredible trove of partial skulls and other bones representing some 40 individuals that would eventually be assigned to the early human species Homo erectus. The bones, which recent estimates put at around 770,000 years old, constitute the largest collection of H. erectus fossils ever found. They were China‘s paleoanthropological pride and joy. And then they vanished.
According to historical accounts, in 1941 the most important fossils in the collection were packed in large wooden footlockers or crates to be turned over to the U.S. military for transport to the American Museum of Natural History in New York for safekeeping during World War II. But the fossils never made it to the U.S. Today, all scientists have are copies of the bones. The disappearance of the originals stands as one of the biggest mysteries in paleoanthropology.
…Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and Wu Liu and Xiujie Wu of the Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing detail their investigation into a recent report concerning the location of the missing bones. Former U.S. Marine Richard M. Bowen, now in his 80s, claimed that in 1947, when he was stationed at Camp Holcomb in the port city of Qinhaungdao during China’s Nationalist-Communist Civil War, he came across a box full of bones while digging foxholes one night. Spooked, he reburied the box. Soon thereafter his company evacuated Qinhaungdao…
President Obama has done the country a favor: He has given a hint of what his second term would consist of. Unshackled by the need to be re-elected, Mr. Obama would unleash an all-out radical assault. His plan is to bring Trotskyism to America, thereby imposing a socialist revolution from above. America’s military will be gutted. Its private economy subordinated to a centralized, bureaucratic state. The nation transformed into a Third World basket case. And all of this will come with the Kremlin’s blessing.
In the ’80s, it was tinny electronic recordings advising you that “the door is ajar.”
In the ’90s, it was auto-strangulating seatbelts that assaulted you as soon as you closed the door.
Today, it’s the cement-headed obsession with oversized “rims” (ree-uhms, if pronounced correctly in High Ebonics).
The sight of something along the lines of a clapped-out ’78 Caprice Classic worth $1,200 sporting $3,000 worth of tackier-than-New-Jersey-Hausefrau Cameltoe twennies is a spectacle unique to our era. Like curb feelers and jacked-up rear ends (redneck high culture) a generation ago. Only those things eventually went away. And – they were mocked as markers of low culture (and a low IQ) at the time.