Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:25:35 PM · by happygrl · 4 replies · 66+ viewsAmerican Thinker -Game Change on Obama ^ | 1/15/10 | “murray’Posted by: Murray Jan 15, 11:36 AM ——————————————————————————– Komodo – you just gave me an awful, yet prescient visual: After That One is out of office, he will be chock-full of vital, super-top secret information. If he decides to pursue his loving relationship with the Muslims, he could be one helluva double-agent.
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MASS HYSTERIA: The Coakley-Brown Race Has Surprises the MSM Won’t Show You
PJTV ^ | 1-16-10 | Alfonzo Rachel
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:10:38 PM by califamily4W
We sent Alfonzo Rachel to Massachusetts to show you what you won’t see in the MSM. There’s energy, there are dirty tricks, and there’s the SEIU member supporting Scott Brown. Watch & Comment here:
Here is video of Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer talking about the rejection by the American people of the tactics being used by President Obama and the Democrats to ram through Government Health Care. Krauthammer referenced the fact that Democrat Ben Nelson was recently jeered by Nebraska citizens as he left a restaurant there because of the deal he made for his vote that gained a sweetheart deal for Nebraska. But Nebraska citizens are actually “embarrassed” by what their Senator did, Krauthammer said. “People can smell that this is all about politics and not about really helping Americans.” Krauthammer believes..
Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:18:16 PM · by patlin · 2 replies · 58+ viewsConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | 1/16/2010 | patlinHere is the Kent citing that the very liberal progressives want you to see and uses adnausium. “As the President is required to be a native citizen of the United States…Natives are all persons born within the jurisdiction of the United States.” James Kent, COMMENTARIES ON AMERICAN LAW (1826) The progressives cite from 2 completely different sections in Kent’s commentaries . . . What they do not tell you is that the latter part, natives are all persons born within the jurisdiction of the United States is cited from Kent’s lecture on A1, S8, C5, the uniform Rule of Naturalization….
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“It is questionable whether the origin of the term “Leatherneck” can be accepted as a legitimate member of the family of legends. More like a tradition, it is. For there can be no doubt of the origin, considering that U. S. Marines of three generations wore leather collars. It is as obvious as the nickname “Red” for a recruit with carrot-colored hair and freckles.
Now accepted by Webster as a synonym for Marine, the term “Leatherneck” was derived from a leather stock once worn around the neck by both American and British Marines–and soldiers also. Beginning in 1798, “one stock of black leather and clasp” was issued to each U. S. Marine annually.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 8:38:53 PM · by Saije · 5 replies · 72+ viewsWashington Independent ^ | 1/16/2010 | David WiegelDemocratic candidate Martha Coakley’s Senate campaign in Massachusetts has given up every news cycle this week to a self-inflicted blunder — a fact the National Republican Senatorial Committee happily pointed out to reporters on Friday. But the liberal BlueMassGroup blog has found a video that reflects rather poorly on GOP candidate Scott Brown, in which he joshes with a TV reporter, in 2008, about whether Barack Obama was born out of wedlock.
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Obama, The Emperor, Has No Clothes: We’ve Reached The Tipping Point And His Programs Must Be Stopped
Obama, The Emperor, Has No Clothes: We’ve Reached The Tipping Point And His Programs Must Be Stopped
The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | January 16, 2010 | Herb Denenberg
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 6:50:52 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
If we had a Winston Churchill in the White House, America would still be in mortal danger and we would have a long, tough fight for survival ahead. We face a threat of Islamic terrorism as dangerous as any of the many threats of our history including that of Nazi Germany, Soviet Communism, Italian Fascism, and Japanese Imperialism. We face economic problems and international competition that call into question our ability to maintain the productive economy necessary to support the military machine needed for survival. We have a failed educational system that will not provide the scientific innovation and educated personnel and other advances necessary to maintain economic viability in the 21st Century. We have a biased, dishonest, and fraudulent mainstream media that misleads and deceives rather than informing and educating the public on the issues of our times.
But we don’t have this best-case scenario in the White House — we have the worst-case scenario. Yes, it’s about time America wakes up to the fact that we have a radical, leftist, socialist politician who still carries the trademark of the corrupt Cook County Chicago political machine from which he came and who has populated the White House with wild radicals and thugs willing to use intimidation and anything else if needed to achieve their goals. The Chicago machine adopts the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals that says the end justifies the mean, i.e., anything goes. On top of that our president is incompetent. At this time of the greatest danger to America, we have another even greater danger: a president not up to the job and not fit for the job.
Someone has to ask the president, “Have you no decency? Have you no character? Have you no honesty? Do your words and your promises mean nothing? Are you willing to justify any means to achieve your ends?” Yes, we are well past the tipping point, and it is time for the obvious conclusion, “The emperor has no clothes.” If we don’t recognize Mr. Obama for what he is by now, we must be clueless and hopeless.
President Barack Hussein Obama has clearly demonstrated he is exactly what many expected and even much worse. For example, right from the beginning, early in the last presidential campaign, I said Mr. Obama was a world-class fraud, phony, faker, fibber, and four-flusher and a radical, liberal, leftist socialist, America-hater to boot. Now, I realize that description may sound strong, but it wasn’t strong enough. Mr. Obama is much worse than that.
Every politician may break campaign promises. But even the most corrupt ones have limits. Mr. Obama has no limits. At the very core of his campaign, he claimed to be the great post-partisan, non-partisan unifier to bring us all together and listen to every side of every issue. He told us a gazillion times there are no Red States and Blue States but only the United States. He claimed a new politics, with openness and transparency in all matters. He was the great courier of hope and change. But that was just campaign rhetoric and even post-election rhetoric. He has demonstrated he is the exact opposite of his basic claims. He is highly partisan, content to shutout, shut up, and ignore Republican ideas and Republican voices. He rejects transparency, and is as secretive and opaque as possible. Other politicians have broken campaign promises, but never on a scale such as this involving the promises most central to their campaigns, and never before so openly and brazenly with so little regard for the citizens who were sold this fraudulent bill of campaign goods.
For proof of Mr. Obama’s breaking all of his core promises, look at what is going on with ObamaCare. Everyone probably remembers his promise, repeated at least eight times, that negotiations on the health-care bill would be televised on C-SPAN and would be streaming on the Internet. Among his statements: “We’re going to do all these negotiations on C-SPAN…We will work on the process publicly … These negotiations will be on C-SPAN.” He constantly explained that putting all negotiations (yes, he said, “all”) on C-SPAN would assure that everyone could see for themselves whether their Congressmen were putting forth arguments on behalf of insurance companies, drug companies, and other special interest groups or making arguments on behalf of most of their constituents. You can hear him make this promise by going to the Internet, where at least eight videos of Mr. Obama making that promise are collected (www.thenakedemperornews.com).
The other examples of Mr. Obama’s breaking his promise of transparency and openness in every way can be cited that are just as extreme as the C-SPAN promise. The negotiations to reconcile the Senate and House version of ObamaCare are being carried out behind closed doors in secrecy. Republicans are not even represented.
And his core promise of bipartisanship has also been demonstrated to be a total fraud, which is what Mr. Obama is. He called for bipartisanship and a new politics all during the campaign and continues to do so (apparently in an attempt to silence Dick Cheney and other leading critics of his policies that are making America vulnerable to terrorism). But Mr. Obama’s words and rhetoric have no connection with his actions and programs. Republicans have had no part in drafting the legislation and their ideas and amendments have been ignored. There has been no real attempt to adopt the many sound suggestions and legislative proposals made by Republicans, such as permitting the purchase of health insurance across state lines and doing something to curb malpractice lawsuit abuse. Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congress have been strictly partisan, and haven’t even been willing to adopt a token idea from across the aisle. They do not want one note of dissent and not one baby compromise. They have made it clear that ObamaCare will be jammed down the throat of the American people regardless of their views and regardless of democratic values and traditions. Even a question about the constitutionality of Obamacare was fobbed off by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, as if the reporter asking the question must be deranged for even raising the issue. In fact, there are serious questions about aspects of the ObamaCare proposals.
What is even more outrageous than breaking the most fundamental Obama promises is the attempt to pretend they are not being broken. Obama’s White House actually refuses to explain why these promises are being broken. In fact, they won’t even respond to questions about the C-SPAN promise. When Mr. Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, was asked about it, he simply ignored the question and did so the next day when the same question was asked. When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked about it, she went into a speech claiming this was the most open and transparent legislative process in memory. Her reply was Orwellian, being the exact opposite of the truth. The Obama team apparently thinks the Americans are totally idiots willing to believe brazen, blatant, bold-faced lies.
This isn’t hope and change. This isn’t politics as usual. This is worse than politics as usual. This is the corrupt Chicago-style machine politics of thugs and intimidators. Recall that Mr. Obama came out of the corrupt Chicago machine and even refused to work with those trying to bring about its reformation. And now we see he has brought the corruption and thuggery of that style of politics to the White House. We not only have that style of politics in control in the White House, but even worse, its agenda is the radical, liberal, leftist, socialist program that runs contrary to American values and the very principles of our Founding Fathers. As we know, right before his election, Mr. Obama said he was going to fundamentally transform America. And that’s what he is doing, but transforming it by destroying its constitutional structure.
He is involved in an unprecedented expansion of government, explosion of spending, national debts and deficits, taxation, and regulation of every aspect of American life. His debt is unsustainable, and his expansion of government is so great that it is going to squeeze out and kill the private sector. That government expansion will also kill American entrepreneurship upon which America’s productivity has always depended. At the same time, it is contracting our liberties. A gargantuan government controls almost everything and that means the private market and the private citizen control almost nothing. His signature legislation on health-care is an attempt to control America and Americans. The Obama agenda is nothing more than the “road to serfdom.”
If that’s not bad enough, this corrupt Chicago-style politician has demonstrated he is incompetent, as this column has documented. (See, for example, “Time for a Change? Obama’s Mistakes Say So,” Jan. 10.) In addition, he seems detached from our major threat of Islamic terrorism. As Charles Krauthammer has pointed out, his initial responses to the Christmas terrorism in Detroit sounded more like a police report than a leader responding to an existential threat to American survival. Mr. Obama spoke of a “suspect” who was an “isolated extremist” who “allegedly” committed certain acts. It took him three days to come up with that initial, pathetically lame response. Only on his fifth attempt did Mr. Obama finally recognize we are at war. But, his earlier responses probably reflected his true views and feeling, and his fifth attempt was probably an act, scripted by his advisors who realized his early statements were turning the public off.
Mr. Obama and the radicals and thugs now entrenched in the White House are bad enough, and are a certain formula for the destruction of America. But making a bad situation worse is the mainstream media, which acts more as an advocate for Mr. Obama and his programs and less like a fair and balanced source of information the public needs to have. Further compounding this lethal formula is a Democratic Party, led by the Obama/Reid/Pelosi triumvirate that is a virtual rubber stamp of any program. And that party has adopted the Obama philosophy based on Rules for Radicals that says the ends justifies the means. In other words, anything goes. That’s why they are content to ignore the public’s views and the traditions and precedents of Congress, and jam through legislation that is not analyzed, debated, or even read. They are immoral, unprincipled zealots that put their agenda above that of the American people, American values, and the American Constitution.
So, it should be past the tipping point. We should be at the point when most Americans can say, “The Emperor has no clothes.” If Americans don’t stop this headlong rush to destroy America, there will soon be no America left to save. Now is the time. The citizens of this greatest nation on earth have to rise up, protest the Obama agenda, and stop it before it succeeds in transforming America into something our Founding Fathers of yesterday and our citizens of today would not even recognize.
We’ve had more than enough of Mr. Obama’s plans. And we have to start acting like we mean it. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country… and to stop Mr. Obama’s plans to destroy America, as we know it.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 6:29:52 PM · by opentalk · 2 replies · 110+ viewsRomanticpoet’s Weblog/The Obama File ^ | January 16, 2010 | Romanticpoet’s Weblog /The Obama File**ALL Credit for this post goes to Beckwith at The Obama File** Robert Bauer is the chief of the political law group at Perkins Coie, the Seattle law firm hired by the Obama Campaign to prevent the American public from seeing a wide range of Obama’s records that could prove, or disprove, his eligibility to occupy the Oval Office under the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born” citizen under Article Two, Section 1 of the Constitution. Obama continues to stonewall the release his bona fides to the American People. These documents include his long-form birth certificate, his…
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Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 5:31:44 PM by Reeser
“I remember the first time a good friend of mine, a self-proclaimed leftist, brought up the name Rush Limbaugh. This is how he brought it up: ‘You ever heard Rush Limbaugh speak? He’s a complete idiot. Sometimes liberals say things, and you wish they’d shut up, and let others of us do the talking. Well you know that’s how Rush Limbaugh is to the right. Even right-wingers have to admit the guy’s a complete idiot. An embarr-assment to their cause. You know they wish he’d just shut up.’
“My response: ‘I don’t know. I haven’t really heard the guy.’
“This was back in the early nineties, and the truth is I actually had heard the guy, and I liked him quite a lot.”
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:58:59 PM by opentalk
This book by page 30 (where I am at) comes down pretty hard on Obama. Aside from today’s post, just a couple of pages later he describes how bored he was with the Senate. Excerpt:
The glacial pace, the endless procedural wrangling, the witless posturing and petifoggery, the geriatric cast of characters doddering around the place: all of it drove him nuts. To one friend in Chicago, Obama complained,
“It is basically the same as Springfield except the average age in Springfield is forty-two and in Washington it’s sixty-two. Other than that, it’s the same bullshit”.
After listening to Biden during a committee hearing, Obama passed a note to Gibbs that read “Shoot me now”.
Time and again after debates on the floor, he would emerge through the chamber’s double doors shaking his head, rolling his eyes, using both hands to give the universal symbol for the flapping of gums, sighing wearily, “Yak, yak, yak”.
My question: why has the media ignored, at least so far, this unflattering portrait of our President?
This , of course, reflects why he tramples the Constitution, congressional rules, traditions, engages in bullying and bribery, loopholes, etc. to push through his policies. Why should he care about other people or institutions (or checks and balances) because that is all so boring. No wonder he just cannot stop giving speeches and making appearances on television, in front of crowds, down Broadway-because that is …what’s fun?
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:58:56 PM by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
Letting slightly retarded leaders with Oedipus complex written all over them make a mockery of the original intent and purpose of the U.N. with comically inappropriate speeches adds fuel to those who question our continued involvement.
(Excerpt) Read more at themoderateseparatist.com …
Some essential history if you are to fully grasp the rot – and the plot — at the core of this thoroughly corrupt gaggle of over-educated morons for whom Obamessiah is the poster boy:
ORIGINS OF THE UN, PART 1:
ORIGINS OF THE UN, PART 2:
ORIGINS OF THE UN, PART 3:
FREEDOM HAS AN ADDRESS!
|Obama’s Alternate Universe
By Scott Ritter
January 13, 2010 “Truthdig” — As America enters the year 2010 and President Barack Obama his second year in office, the foreign policy landscape presented by American policymakers and media pundits appears to be dominated by two physical problems—Iraq and Afghanistan—which operate in an overarching metaphysical environment loosely defined as a “war on terror.” The ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, entering their seventh and ninth years respectively, have consumed America’s attention, treasure and blood without producing anything close to a tangible victory.What exactly constitutes the “war on terror” has never been adequately defined and, as a result, the United States has been, and continues to be, militarily involved in other regions as well, including Somalia, Kenya, the Philippines and, increasingly, Yemen. The American people today are fatigued, and while their political leadership promises to lead the nation out of the long, dark tunnel of conflict, there continues to be no light emerging in the distance, only the ever-darkening shadows of wars without end or purpose.
While Obama has promised a draw-down of military forces in Iraq, the lack of stability in that nation since the removal of Saddam Hussein precludes any meaningful reduction of troops, and the ever-present potential of renewed civil and sectarian warfare means that whatever troop level is eventually settled upon will be deployed in Iraq for quiet some time. Moreover, the Iraq conflict, built as it was on an American policy that sought the alteration of the political character of the Middle East beyond simply removing an Iraqi dictator from power, has drawn the United States inexorably toward conflict with Iraq’s larger neighbor to the east, Iran.
Over the past 20 years Iraq and Iran have been linked in American policy objectives in the Middle East, both in terms of dual containment and dual transformation. Regardless of what rhetoric the Obama administration chooses to hide behind, the underlying characteristic that continues to define America’s Iran policy is regime change. It is not the policy that is subject to debate in Washington, D.C., but rather the means of implementing that policy. The ongoing tension over Iran’s nuclear program is less derived from any real threat such a program poses (it is, in reality, one of the least significant issues facing the United States today in terms of national security concern), but rather the utility that such an artificial crisis serves in facilitating the larger objective: regime change.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:15:30 PM · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 142+ viewsMAINESTATEGOP ^ | 1/16/09 | MAINESTATEGOPA new Movie is being displayed in Public schools (communist indoctrination centers.) And your children have no choice but to sit down and watch it whether you or they want to or not. Paid for by taxpayers. The new movie is called the story of stuff. It is an environmentalist and Marxist propaganda film being shown in schools all over the country. The premise: Your cell phone, Lego’s, Ipod, computer, car, Styrofoam ETC is toxic and harmful and is killing you and the planet and its all being sold to you thanks to slaves in the third world! My how…
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Obama’s Favorite For Supreme Court Justice Sunstein Wants To Ban Guns, Free Speech
Posted By admin On January 15, 2010 @ 11:22 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Steve Watson Articles | 280 Comments
Regulatory Czar has already been tapped for senior position
Friday, Jan 15, 2010
Cass Sunstein, president Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and the man who outlined a plan for the government to infiltrate “conspiracy groups” in order to undermine them, is in direct line for a promotion to Supreme Court Justice.
Sunstein, already in an advanced position of power in the White House as Regulatory czar, has already called for strict restrictions on gun ownership, an internet “Fairness Doctrine”, and an effective ban on free speech where dissenting opinions to those of the government are expressed.
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Bloggers and news organizations must declare war on Cass Sunstein
Posted By admin On January 16, 2010 @ 1:22 pm In Featured Stories | 6 Comments
Saturday, January 16th, 2010
Washington, USA – the nut job Cass Sunstein is officially a enemy of the internet. The man that wants to ban free speech online should be made war against according to the New York Post 
“Sunstein is an enemy to every news organization and blogger. We should return the favor and declare war on him.”
And as you can imagine we at FTO agree with the New York post. If this does not set alarms off everywhere in the world where free speech is still cherished then we have some serious stressing to do.
We can not agree more, freedom of speech is the biggest hallmark of a free country and a free world. If Obama and his IT dictator wants to declare war on bloggers and news organizations then we should do the same by exposing them, this guy clearly is a criminal and needs to be treated as such.
“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” – Fall Of The Republic –
# Ralph Peters Calls Pentagon Report on Ft. Hood a “Whitewash” That Is “Morally Corrosive” – Video Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:42:37 PM · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 134+ views Freedom’s Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | Michael Here is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on “Fox & Friends” calling the Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shooting a “whitewash.” (Video)The Pentagon report blamed “several Army officers” for “failing to see the warning signs before the attack.” Peters called the report a “whitewash” that is “morally corrosive and dishonest.” He said the officers should be disciplined but he said the report never asked the question “why didn’t they stop him?” Peters said the answer is “the pervasive culture of political correctness in our military.” He added that the officers “knew that if they tried to put Hasan…
Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:42:37 PM · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 134+ viewsFreedom’s Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | MichaelHere is video of Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on “Fox & Friends” calling the Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shooting a “whitewash.” (Video)The Pentagon report blamed “several Army officers” for “failing to see the warning signs before the attack.” Peters called the report a “whitewash” that is “morally corrosive and dishonest.” He said the officers should be disciplined but he said the report never asked the question “why didn’t they stop him?” Peters said the answer is “the pervasive culture of political correctness in our military.” He added that the officers “knew that if they tried to put Hasan…
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Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:27:35 PM · by Free ThinkerNYABC News ^ | Jan. 16, 2010 | Sunlen MillerIn his weekly address, President Obama unloaded on critics of the bank fee, questioning how anyone could have the “audacity” to suggest his proposal is unfair. “Like clockwork, the banks and politicians who curry their favor are already trying to stop this fee from going into effect,” he said. “The very same firms reaping billions of dollars in profits, and reportedly handing out more money in bonuses and compensation than ever before in history, are now pleading poverty. It’s a sight to see.” The president said the poverty plea is hard to believe when Wall Street banks are handing over…
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Saturday, January 16, 2010 2:19:24 PM · by GonzoII · 14+ viewsYouTube ^ | December 22, 2009 | GuerillaNewsChannelThe Most Dangerous Game traces the history of the previously top-secret more…CIA mind control operation MK-ULTRA: from the covert importation of Nazi scientists at the end of WWII, to the illegal brainwashing experiments conducted on the patients of world famous psychiatric researcher, Dr. Ewen Cameron.
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An interesting thing happened to me on google yesterday. While reserching Haiti on google I was shunted to the department of homeland security and my virus software blasted me with a red screen and the statement that the website was attemping to install a trojan horse on my machine it took me tree tries to get out of the site with repeated warnings from avast of the threat. I finaly had to shut down. I placed the trojan in the virus chest and my machine seems to be functioning fine Has anyone had similar experiences lately, how bad am I…
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‘Nobody’s Watching Charlie Rose’ (WSJ interviews Glenn Beck)
Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2010 | James Taranto
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 8:37:53 AM by reaganaut1
[Beck's] politics are libertarian. “I really kind of dig this whole freedom thing,” he says. “I’d like to pass it on to the kids.” But he is pessimistic about the prospects for doing so: “I’m a dad, and I no longer see a way for my kids to even inherit the money that I’m making, let alone go out there, have an idea, and create it in their own lifetime.”
Mr. Beck blames a political system that he describes as corrupt and out of touch, a sentiment that is widely shared: “People in Washington . . . not all of them, but a lot of them, are not men and women of honor anymore,” he says. “I just saw a poll today that said 25% of Americans now believe that their government officials will, for the most part, do the right thing. Only 25%. It’s the lowest number ever recorded.”
Mr. Beck appeals to a slice of the remaining 75% with a style that is earnest and emotional; he is known to cry on air. Although he has reported on some major news stories, including the scandals involving Acorn and former Obama aide Van Jones, he thinks of himself as a commentator and entertainer rather than a journalist. “I’m not interested in breaking news,” he tells me. “I’m interested in telling the story of what’s going on and then trying to figure it out.”
In doing so, Mr. Beck draws strong negative reactions for both his right-of-center views and his populist style. “Right now, I’m getting hammered by the left and the right, and I get hammered for being an opportunist,” he says.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:28:55 AM · by Michael van der Galien · 1 replies · 85+ viewsDavid Horowitz’s NewsRealblog ^ | Jeff HedgpethThe Urban Dictionary defines a ‘truther’ as, “A crazy person who believes the US government committed 9/11.” It then offers this imaginary conversation to illustrate the point: Truther: 9/11 was an inside job! Sane person: Prove it. Truther: There was no plane at the Pentagon, only a missile! Sane person: There’s dozens of witnesses and plane debris was found all over the place. Truther: …Well the WTC was a controlled demolition! Sane person: Why did both buildings collapse from the point of impact then? Pretty crazy the explosives were in the exact spot the plane hit and didn’t explode upon…
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Posted on Monday, January 11, 2010 9:30:34 PM by neverdem
In Evelyn Waugh’s novel “Scoop,” the best book on journalism ever written, Lord Copper, proprietor of the Daily Beast, is followed around by a flunkie who responds to every statement he makes. When Lord Copper says something that is true, the flunkie says, “Absolutely, Lord Copper.” When he says something that is false, the flunkie says, “Up to a point, Lord Copper.”
American politicians and public officials are not followed around by such aides. But the press and public opinion can and often do perform the function of Lord Copper’s flunkie.
Such has been the case in the Obama administration’s responses to the would-be Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab…
It has been argued by no less a polemicist than Michael Kinsley that the decision was right because Abdulmutallab was in the United States. But it was not his intention to enter the United States (except as body parts), nor did Customs admit him legally to the country.
Not surprisingly, Obama has avoided this issue in public. On Jan. 7, he asserted that “the buck stops with me” and said, “As president, I have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people.”
Sounds good. But if you connect the dots, including the decision to give the Christmas bomber a lawyer and to allow him to clam up, the response has to be: Up to a point, Mr. President.
How To Kill Political Correctness Before It Kills Us
The Bulletin ^ | 1/16/2010 | Herb Denenberg
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 8:21:01 AM by IbJensen
I’ve been doing consumer reports for over 34 years and, from my perspective, the No. 1 consumer issue is the sad state of the mainstream media.
It has become something other than a segment of the media, and now can be correctly described as a propaganda organ of a Democratic Party controlled executive branch of the U.S. Government. What’s worse, it is totally biased, dishonest, and fraudulent and can no longer be trusted to deliver the information needed by the American people. It pulled off the biggest fraud in electoral history by pushing the election of President Barack Obama, and is continuing to work hand-in-hand with the Obama administration in destroying America as we know it. That’s why this column has so often focused on the sad state of the mainstream media on which the proper functioning of our society depends.
Here’s a perfect illustration of what that mean in practice. One of the strongest supporters of Islamic terrorism is our mainstream media. That’s because its political correctness means that the mainstream media doesn’t give the public the truth about the threat of radical Islam (or whatever you want to call it – Islamic extremism, Islamic terrorism, hijacked Islam, jihadism, etc.). In other words, if we don’t kill political correctness, it will kill us by making us unaware of the ongoing war fought by radical Islam against the U.S. and the West. If you can’t even identify your enemy and be honest in describing your enemy, you are a dead duck. President Obama and his administration are among the foremost practitioners of political correctness, and that’s one of many reasons the Obama administration is a threat to the survival of America. The infection of political correctness is as widespread as it is dangerous, but this column will focus on political correctness in the mainstream media.
Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2010 6:33:23 AM by Scanian
Although Democrats think their health-care legislation faces smooth sailing to implementation, there is a rock dead ahead — a constitutional challenge to the legislation’s core. Democrats who assume it is constitutional to make it mandatory for Americans to purchase health insurance should answer some questions:
Would it be constitutional for the government to legislate compulsory calisthenics for all Americans? If not, why not? If it would be, in what sense does the nation still have constitutional, meaning limited, government?
Supporters of the mandate say Congress can impose it under the enumerated power to regulate interstate commerce. Since the New Deal, courts have made this power capacious enough to include regulating intrastate activity that “substantially affects” interstate commerce. Hence Congress could constitutionally ban racial discrimination in “public accommodations” — restaurants, motels, etc. — as an impediment to interstate commercial activity.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:39:47 AM · by shortstop · 6 replies · 96+ viewsboblonsberry.com ^ | 01/15/10 | Bob LonsberryBarack Obama is a bank robber. To his other honors and achievements, he now adds this. He is a thief, seizing assets in the name of the revolution. And thereby demonstrating how far we have fallen from the vainglorious boast of our anthem. “The home of the free,” we used to sing. “The home of the free,” we used to be.But that was a year ago and such notions as freedom and private property have all gone into the memory hole. Marx and the collective have overtaken Jefferson and the right of possession. And so it was that, without firing…
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Saturday, January 16, 2010 5:59:17 AM · by B-Chan · 9 replies · 790+ viewsThe Daily Bell ^ | January 10, 2010 | Scott SmithThe Daily Bell is pleased to publish an interview with the distinguished libertarian attorney and activist, Edwin Vieira, Jr. Introduction: Dr. Vieira holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and J.D. (Harvard Law School). For over thirty-six years he has been a practicing attorney, specializing in cases that raise issues of constitutional law. He has presented numerous cases of import before the Supreme Court and written numerous monographs and articles in scholarly journals. His latest scholarly works are Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United…
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Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:20:35 AM · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 329+ viewsFreedom’s Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2010 | BrianHere is video of Bill O’Reilly talking to Glenn Beck last night about Gov. Sarah Palin’s debut on Fox News as a Contributor. Beck said his opinion of Palin is that “she is the most guarded woman I have ever seen in my life.” Beck said “Palin knows she is swimming in a tank full of sharks.” He told the story that when he first saw her the day of the interview, Palin was “googling” the “25 windows” of the Statue of Liberty. Beck said he asked her, “what 25 windows?” She responded “in the Statue of Liberty,” because she…
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Faked Alien Invasion May Save U.S. Porkbellies World Strategic Situation 2010 A Superficial Overview of U.S. and U.K. Aggressive Intent and Capacities by George Paxinos
Faked Alien Invasion May Save U.S. Porkbellies
World Strategic Situation 2010
A Superficial Overview of U.S. and U.K. Aggressive Intent
As of the beginning of this year 2010, the United States of America (USA) and its dwindling forebear, progenitor and mentor, the United Kingdom (UK), are not exactly bedded on roses. Internally, both countries have increasing population dishomogenisation problems, with the US gaining an influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico and other South American lands to support the forced reduction of
wages payable to homeland-bred labour, backed by the so-called ‘Department of Homeland Security’ as enforcers to quell internal dissent as basic rights are lost, public amenities turned over to corporate privatisation, and savings, pensions
and medical insurances handed over to the extremely wealthy. In the UK, great influx and boom of non-indigenous Muslim populations is slowly but inevitably eroding the self-styled ‘Christianity’ common to both countries that its bigoted hubris arrogated unto itself the right to conquer by force and pillage all weaker nations.