Wednesday, August 28, 2013

‘Earpiece envy’: White House colleagues skeptical about why Valerie Jarrett has detail

  

 

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING OUR NATION AND STARTING WW3‘Earpiece envy’: White House colleagues skeptical about why Valerie Jarrett has detail


Alex Pappas
Political Reporter
Why does President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett have Secret Service protection?
It turns out that some of her colleagues inside the White House are skeptical that actual, specific threats resulted in Jarrett’s protection.
“While a high-profile White House official — especially an African-American woman, such as Jarrett — could legitimately be considered a more likely target than most, several West Wing officials I spoke to were dubious there had been any special threats against her,” writer Mark Leibovich reported in “This Town,” a new book on Washington.
Added Leibovich of Jarrett’s White House colleagues: “They suspected, rather, that Jarrett asked the president to authorize a detail out of ‘earpiece envy.’”
The Daily Caller reported in 2010 that in a largely unprecedented move, Jarrett and David Axelrod, another senior adviser who has since left the White House, were being driven to work by government drivers and that Jarrett had been made a “protectee” of the Secret Service.
Jarrett has refused to discuss why she has been assigned Secret Service when questioned by reporters.
In April 2012, The Daily Caller filed a Freedom of Information Act request for details from the Department of Homeland Security about the cost of Jarrett’s protection. That request has not yet been fulfilled.
Leibovich reported that Jarrett finds questions about the rationale for her protection “ridiculous and offensive.” The adviser declined to speak about the arrangement with him.
“She has maintained that the decision was not hers, and that being accompanied by agents is more of an intrusion that a perk,” he writes.
The author also disclosed that Axelrod was given protection after the gunman in June 2009 shooting of a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington was carrying information about the aide.

US Prepares For "Kinetic Strikes" Against Syria

US Prepares For "Kinetic Strikes" Against Syria

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The chart below will likely come as a surprise to most. It shows total nominal US defense spending, more importantly it shows that such spending has been rapidly declining since 2010. And while on the surface it is great news the US is becoming more "pacifist" (apparently mass killings using drones are relatively cost-effective) and the result for the US is even better as it means lower deficits, there is one person who is very unhappy with this outcome - Ben Bernanke.

Why is Ben unhappy? Simple - as a reminder, the only reason Ben is even contemplating tapering has nothing to do with the economy. After all the Fed chairman (and/or his successor) is willing to send the stock market into stratospheric overdrive and would be very happy to add not subtract from the monthly QE $85 billion notional since it means more "wealth effect" and thus brings the US closer to the "Keynesian successful endgame" (that the logic here is completely inverted is well known to all but the most die-hard Keynesian fanboys and is not in the scope of this article).
However, the fact that the gross US debt issuance is declining (if only until the demographic and healthcare crunch hits in 2015 and deficits explode once more) means Bernanke has less primary issuance to monetize. Were Bernanke to maintain his monetization run rate into a lower deficit regime, the Chairman would destabilize the liquidity in the already increasingly illiquid Treasury market in which the Fed now holds over 30% of all 10 Year equivalents and its holdings increase by 0.3% every week. This illiquidity is manifesting itself most directly in the "special" repo rates that have become a norm in the past few months especially in the 10 Year, and which indicate an ongoing shortage of TSY collateral.
Of course, there is a very simple and elegant solution to declining defense spending, one which has been used time and again in US history when the US government needed to provide the Fed with more securities (i.e. deficit) to monetize: war.
According to RT that, or rather its more politically correct equivalent "kinetic strikes", is what may be just over the horizon. RT reports that President Barack Obama is considering using military force in Syria, and the Pentagon has prepared various scenarios for possible United States intervention.  Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Obama administration is deliberating whether or not it should use the brute of the US military in Syria during a Thursday morning Senate hearing. Gen. Dempsey said the administration was considering using “kinetic strikes” in Syria and said "issue is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government,” the Associated Press reported from Washington.
Dempsey, 61, is the highest ranking officer in the US military and has been nominated by Pres. Obama to serve a second term in that role. The Senate Armed Services Committee questioned him Thursday morning as part of the nominating process when Dempsey briefly discussed the situation in Syria.
The pre-story here is well-known to most: in a repeat fabulation of the Iraq "WMD" lie, the US and the entire developed world "found" Syria to have crossed a red-line when it used chemical weapons, despite subsequent reports that it was the Syrian rebels, aka Qatari mercenaries, who were the party responsible for chemical weapon use. No matter though: the public media campaign was hatched, and merely waited for the catalyst.
That catalyst may be imminent, although there is a substantial dose of skepticism this time around:
Pres. Obama said previously that the use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” and likely trigger American intervention. When the White House concluded Assad had relied on chemical warfare, Rhodes said, “both the political and the military opposition . . . is and will be receiving US assistance."

That claim was met with skepticism, though. The Syrian Foreign Ministry called Obama’s claims a “caravan of lies.” Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, later presented to the UN evidence supplied to his government that suggested the Syrian opposition fighters used chemical weapons.

With regards to foreign intervention, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said, “Providing arms to either side would not address this current situation.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and his father, former congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) have also cautioned the White House against aiding Syrian rebels.

“You will be funding today the allies of al Qaeda” by aiding Syrian rebels, Sen. Paul said in May.

On his part, the retired lawmaker from Texas insisted that the administration’s lead up to possible intervention is “identical to the massive deception campaign that led us into the Iraq War.”

That isn’t to say the GOP is entirely opposed to taking any action. Although directly using the American military — either through boots-on-the-ground or unmanned aircraft — has been rarely discussed in public, Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), two long-time leaders within the Republican party, have been relentless with efforts to equip opposition fighters.

"I don't care what it takes," Graham told Foreign Policy’s The Cable earlier this year. "If the choice is to send in troops to secure the weapons sites versus allowing chemical weapons to get in the hands of some of the most violent people in the world, I vote to cut this off before it becomes a problem."

Other US officials have previously said Washington is considering implementing a no-fly zone above Syria, and last month the Pentagon left a fleet of F-16 fighter planes and its Patriot anti-missile system on the border of neighboring Jordan following a routine military drill.
And from the AP:
Amid an increasing clamor among President Bashir Assad's opposition for active U.S. involvement, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said during congressional testimony that he has provided President Barack Obama with options for the use of force. But he declined to detail those choices, saying "it would be inappropriate for me to try to influence the decision with me rendering an opinion in public about what kind of force we should use."

The remarks by the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman came after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., asked him which approach in Syria would carry a greater risk: continued limited action on the part of Washington or more significant actions such as the establishment of a no-fly zone and arming the rebel forces with the weapons they need to stem the advance Assad's forces.

"Senator, I am in favor of building a moderate opposition and supporting it," Dempsey said. "The question whether to support it with direct kinetic strikes ... is a decision for our elected officials, not for the senior military leader of the nation."

The use of kinetic strikes, a military term that typically refers to missiles and bombs, "is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government," Dempsey said.

"There are a whole range of options that are out there," Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said of the planning for military action in Syria. "We are ready to act if we're called on to act."
All of the above, of course, is smoke and mirrors. The ultimate decision will come not from Congress but from the Fed.
So what may have spooked Bernanke and the sudden reappearance of the Syrian war as a real and credible possibility?
Why, the economy of course. Only not its "improvement" but its recent (and ongoing) deterioration.
 And since the taper is largely priced in, Bernanke is already contemplating how to reengage in the subsequent untapering should all hell break loose following a September tapering announcement prompting the Fed to reengage once more. However, for that to happen, US deficits would need to flow once more, as only then will there be the much needed copious primary issuance of debt that the Fed will need in order to resume monetizing at a fervent pace without impairing the liquidity characteristics of the bond market.
As for the downside? What are some irrelevant Syrian lives in the grand scheme of things, when the status quo's wealth must be preserved at all costs. Costs including the death of thousands of innocent civilian Syrians and/or other nationalities should the conflict just happen to spill outside the Syrian borders.
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As Of This Moment Ben Bernanke Own 30.5% Of The US Treasury Market... And Will Own All By 2018

As Of This Moment Ben Bernanke Own 30.5% Of The US Treasury Market... And Will Own All By 2018

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As is well-known by everyone, the Fed monetizes the US deficit on a daily basis, thanks to the 45 minutes of POMO love each day when it buys Treasuries from Dealers. Of course, the Fed monetizes bonds from across the entire curve (mostly the longer end), which is why it is somewhat complicated to express the amount of risk transfer the Fed takes on every time the S&P posts an uptick as a result of yet another bond purchase by the hedge fund with the largest fixed income portfolio in the history of the world. However, one simple way of expressing just this risk is through the use of ten year equivalents: Ten-year equivalents are the amount of 10-year notes that must be held by the Fed in order to remove the same amount of interest rate risk from the market as its current holdings. What this methodology allows is to represent the Fed's holdings of all marketable securities on a linear continuum, and represent the remainder, or those bonds held by the private sector, on the side.
So what may come as a surprise to most, is that as of this week's H.4.1 update, the amount of ten-year equivalents held by the Fed increased to $1.583 trillion from $1.576 trillion in the prior week, which reduces the amount available to the private sector to $3.637 trillion from $3.668 trillion in the prior week. And also, thanks to maturities, and purchase by the Fed from the secondary market, there were $5.219 trillion ten-year equivalents outstanding, down from $5.244 trillion in the prior week.
What this means simply is that as of this moment, the Fed has, in its possession, a record 30.32% of all outstanding ten year equivalents, or said in plain English: duration-adjusted government bonds. It also means that the amount of bonds left in the hands of the private sector has dropped to a record low 69.68% from 69.95% in the prior week.
America may or may not be becoming increasingly socialist and/or nationalized, but there is no doubt about it: its bond market most certainly is.
Chart of total ten year equivalents, broken down by Private sector and the Fed (courtesy of StoneMcCarthy):

The percentage of the entire US bond market currently owned by the Fed (courtesy of StoneMcCarthy):


Finally, the above means that with every passing week, the Fed's creeping takeover of the US bond market absorbs just under 0.3% of all TSY bonds outstanding: a pace which means the Fed will own 45% of all in 2014, 60% in 2015, 75% in 2016 and 90% or so by the end of 2017 (and ifthe US budget deficit is indeed contracting, these targets will be hit far sooner).
By the end of 2018 there would be no privately held US treasury paper.
Still think QE can go on for ever?
Actually, nevermind.  
P.S. as a bonus, here is a breakdown of the Fed's SOMA holdings by CUSIP




The Pentagon Is Preparing A Cruise Missile Attack Against Syria

The Pentagon Is Preparing A Cruise Missile Attack Against Syria

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August 24, 2013
Earlier today, in “US Refines “Military Options” Ahead Of Syrian Strikes“, we reported on what we thought was now inevitable especially since it was in agreemenet with what we predicted with absolute certainty over a month ago in “US Prepares For “Kinetic Strikes” Against Syria.”  There we said: “The pre-story here is well-known to most: in a repeat fabulation of the Iraq “WMD” lie, the US and the entire developed world “found” Syria to have crossed a red-line when it used chemical weapons, despite subsequent reports that it was the Syrian rebels, aka Qatari mercenaries, who were the party responsible for chemical weapon use. No matter though: the public media campaign was hatched, and merely waited for the catalyst. That catalyst may be imminent…”
Sure enough, a month later the convenient catalyst emerged when this Wedensday, despite the entire world watching Assad (and as Iraq WMD inspector Rolf Ekeus stating the obvious in  “It would be very peculiar if it was the government to do this at the exact moment the international inspectors come into the country“), we are meant to believe that the Syrian leader launched the biggest nerve gas attack in the history of the Qatari, Al-Qaeda and CIA-funded and organized Syrian rebellion. Two days later, without any actual investigation, the west determined somehow, on its own, that the attack was launched by Assad, not a false flag attack by the rebels even though it was their chemical weapons depot that had been previously uncovered. Visions of Colin Powell lying to the world (with his former aide admitting years later the WMD speech was the “lowest point in my life) should now be emerging right before your eyes.
Moments ago the inevitable denouement arrived when as CBS’ David Martin reports, the US is preparing for a cruise missile launch against Syria, and is further ordering warships closer to Syria to be prepared and ready for when the trigger is pulled.
More from CBS:
CBS News has learned that the Pentagon is making the initial preparations for a cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces. We say “initial preparations” because such an attack won’t happen until the president gives the green light. And it was clear during an interview on CNN Friday that he is not there yet.
None of this should come as a surprise to our readers. We explained in detail why not the US state department, not the Pentagon, not even the president or the US MIC is seeking this war. No: the culprit is none other than the Federal Reserve and it banking industry superiors. To wit:
The chart below will likely come as a surprise to most. It shows total nominal US defense spending, more importantly it shows that such spending has been rapidly declining since 2010. And while on the surface it is great news the US is becoming more “pacifist” (apparently mass killings using drones are relatively cost-effective) and the result for the US is even better as it means lower deficits, there is one person who is very unhappy with this outcome - Ben Bernanke.

The Pentagon Is Preparing A Cruise Missile Attack Against Syria defense%20spending
Why is Ben unhappy? Simple – as a reminder, the only reason Ben is even contemplating tapering has nothing to do with the economy. After all the Fed chairman (and/or his successor) is willing to send the stock market into stratospheric overdrive and would be very happy to add not subtract from the monthly QE $85 billion notional since it means more “wealth effect” and thus brings the US closer to the “Keynesian successful endgame” (that the logic here is completely inverted is well known to all but the most die-hard Keynesian fanboys and is not in the scope of this article).
However, the fact that the gross US debt issuance is declining (if only until the demographic and healthcare crunch hits in 2015 and deficits explode once more) means Bernanke has less primary issuance to monetize. Were Bernanke to maintain his monetization run rate into a lower deficit regime, the Chairman would destabilize the liquidity in the already increasingly illiquid Treasury market in which the Fed now holds over 30% of all 10 Year equivalents and its holdings increase by 0.3% every week.
This illiquidity is manifesting itself most directly in the “special” repo rates that have become a norm in the past few months especially in the 10 Year, and which indicate an ongoing shortage of TSY collateral.
Of course, there is a very simple and elegant solution to declining defense spending, one which has been used time and again in US history when the US government needed to provide the Fed with more securities (i.e. deficit) to monetize: war.
And speaking of war:
The ultimate decision will come not from Congress but from the Fed.
So what may have spooked Bernanke and the sudden reappearance of the Syrian war as a real and credible possibility?
Why, the economy of course. Only not its “improvement” but its recent (and ongoing) deterioration.
And since the taper is largely priced in, Bernanke is already contemplating how to reengage in the subsequent untapering should all hell break loose following a September tapering announcement prompting the Fed to reengage once more. However, for that to happen, US deficits would need to flow as before, as only then will there be the much needed copious primary issuance of debt that the Fed will need in order to resume monetizing at a fervent pace without impairing the liquidity characteristics of the bond market.
As for the downside? What are some irrelevant Syrian lives in the grand scheme of things, when the status quo’s wealth must be preserved at all costs. Costs including the death of thousands of innocent civilian Syrians and/or other nationalities should the conflict just happen to spill outside the Syrian borders.
So there you have it: in order to make way for the inevitable Untaper, Bernanke has launched in motion a chain of events that will ultimately culminate with a surge in US deficit spending, which will require a surge in Treasury issuance, and thus, a surge in Fed monetization, which also means reserve creation, and as has been made all too clear over the past 5 years, yet another surge in the stock market.
Of course, the use of war as a culmination point to end a depression is nothing new. Just look at thefirst Great Depression.
And just like then, the only cost to perpetuate the myth of the Keynesian and monetarist religion and the pillaged wealth of the 0.01% status quo elite, will be a few hundred thousand innocent men, women and children. Or, as they are known in the Beltway, collateral damage.
That is, unless, Putin decides to retaliate. Then history will truly rhyme, when just as the first great US depression was followed promptly by a world war, so the second great US depression will have an identical outcome.
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Finally, for those curious, this is the current layout of US naval assets around the world courtesy ofStratfor.
The Pentagon Is Preparing A Cruise Missile Attack Against Syria Naval%20update 0

Paulding County Board of Education Throws Out The Fourth Amendment

Paulding County Board of Education Throws Out The Fourth Amendment

AMENDMENT IV TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Illegal Search
I am not exactly sure what the government finds so confusing about the Fourth Amendment. It’s very straightforward and specifically states that law enforcement must have “probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” How could the Founding Fathers have been any clearer than that?
As everyone discovered recently, the NSA has been spying on Americans without “probable cause”. I see it all over social media websites on a daily basis and folks are extremely upset…and for good reason. But what about our local and state governments? Are they conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures”? YES!
Last week the Paulding County Board of Education announced that they are going to install a “Visitor Identification System” in all 34 schools in the county. Now before I go too much farther I want to clarify that I support background checks for faculty, staff and volunteers in our schools. I support common sense approaches to keeping children in our public schools safe. This new system however is ripe for abuse.
The electronic system will give school administrators the capability to complete instant background checks on anyone entering the schools. I understand that it is supposed to be for those volunteering and so forth, but there are no safeguards in place to protect parents from having a background check run on them when they show up for parent/teacher conferences. What if a parent just wants to have lunch with their First grader? Should they be subjected to a background check without “probable cause”?
If anything should show up in the background check, the person(s) will be required to “talk to an administrator” before being granted access to their child or child’s teachers, and even then…it is up to the discretion of the school administrator. This means that if you have been charged with “jay walking” and it shows up on the background check, you could be denied your God given right to confer with the teachers, eat lunch with your child(ren), or even attend a school play. You’ve done nothing wrong other than wanting to be an active participant in your child’s education and the Paulding County School Board thinks that is enough “probable cause” to run a background check on you.
It makes no sense to me that Georgia won’t allow teachers to complete extensive training and carry firearms to protect children in our schools, but they’ll make sure that every parent and grandparent has a background check run on them. We do need to protect our children in our schools, but not at the expense of giving up our Fourth Amendment right that protects us against “unreasonable search and seizure”.
The seven members of the board, the superintendent and the board’s attorney have gone too far with this decision. There were no public hearings. Parents were not made aware that they were even considering such a thing. They just did it because they’ve decided they know what’s best whether we agree or not. These eight members are exactly what is wrong with government today. They let their authority go to their heads and think they have the right to dictate whatever they want in our local schools without any input from the parents and community. Shame on these Republicans, these “so-called conservatives”, for being part of the problem instead of being part of the solution!
Here is a list of the board members and the attorney (complete with email addresses and phone numbers) taken directly from the school board’s website. Let’s make sure they know what we think of their decision to violate the privacy of parents and grandparents in Paulding County, Georgia!
Joe Watson, Chair                 
At Large
joesjr@bellsouth.net
770-445-7844 
Kim Curl, Vice Chair
District 6
kimcurlrx@bellsouth.net
770-445-2600 

Nicholas Chester
District 2
nick@chesterlegal.net
404-964-1789 

Kim Cobb
District 3
kimberlycobb@bellsouth.net
770-597-8211 

Theresa Lyons
District 1
phillipssalon@aol.com
770-557-4466 

Richard Manous
District 4
richardmanous@gmail.com
770-490-3109 

Sammy McClure
District 5
smymclr@bellsouth.net
770-445-1663 

Cliff Cole, Superintendent
Superintendent
superintendent@paulding.k12.ga.us
770-443-8000 

Tom Cable, Board Attorney
Board Attorney
tcable@trc-lawfirm.com
770-445-4439

OBAMA LOVERS ARE SO DUMB

THEY BELIEVE EVERY LIE HE TELLS THEM
THEY BELIEVE HIS LIES ABOUT WHATS GOING ON IN SYRIA
THEY THINK HE IS GOING TO STOP THE WAR
WAKE UP RETARDS HE MADE IT
IT SET THIS UP
WITH YOUR DUMB ASS HELPING HIM DO SO
I JUDGE ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED OR HELPED HIM WITH HIS WAR CRIMES
YOU ARE ALL NOW DAMED
WORD OF THE LORD
YOU FELL FOR A EVIL UNJUST RULER
AND NOW GOD GAVE YOU OVER TO TAKE
YOU WILL HAVE TO STAND BE FORE DOG
FOR HIS CRIMES
ENJOY

Obama risks everything to prove a point in Syria

Obama risks everything to prove a point in Syria


President Obama risks policy objectives and national security to reprimand Assad for the alleged use of chemical weapons. Photo: The Heritage Foundation
WASHINGTON, August 28, 2013 – After over a month of negotiating terms, UN investigators finally went into Syria to investigate the use of chemical weapons. That same team was forced to turn back after the first vehicle in the convoy was riddled by sniper fire.
On Monday, U.S. Secreatry of State John Kerry stated that it was ‘undeniable’ that Syrian President Assad had used chemical weapons against his people, and reprimanded Assad for the ‘cynical attempt to cover up’ the ‘cowardly crime.’ Kerry went on to say that President Obama is in touch with allied leaders to discuss a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.
White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted a response to the attacks “will come.” All signs point toward coordinated missile strikes against government targets inside Syria, although Carney also said the President is still weighing options. Indeed, in the same press conference, Carney laid out the legal groundwork justifying an attack.
Carney stated “it is absolutely in the national security interest of the United States and in the international community that the use of chemical weapons on the scale that we saw on August 21st cannot be ignored.  It must be responded to. Because to allow it to happen without a response would invite further use of chemical weapons and have the international standard dissolve”
Both Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary Kerry foreshadowed that an attack will follow by consulting with NATO and other partners while also sending missiles attached with cruise ships into the Eastern Mediterranean. ”We’re ready to go” said Sec. Hagel, “The options are there, the United States Department of Defense is ready to carry out those options.”
Although the Department of Defense, the United States and its Allies may be ‘ready to go’ to retaliate for the use of chemical weapons, the real questions are “what’s next? and “at what cost?”


Syria has been locked in civil war since March 2011, when Assad responded with military force to Arab Spring protesters in the country. Over one hundred thousand have died as a result, with millions fleeing to neighboring countries for safety.
The White House is adamant that any strikes on Syria is “not about a regime change,” and “that cruise missile strikes are only to send the message that the usage of chemical weapons were “unacceptable.” The only way to show that it is “unacceptable” is to strike the Syrian Army and their positions.
How can the United States justify strikes against the Assad forces and not call it in support of the opposition forces? Whatever strikes are conducted will help the opposition and will be for their benefit.
Assad himself addressed this in an interview where he responded to reports of potential US involvement.  He said, “Terrorism isn’t a bargaining chip to pull out and use anytime one want….You can’t be for the terrorism in Syria and against it in Mali.”
However, the Administration, backed into a corner after Obama’s 2012 speech at the National Defense University, is planning for a military strike.
The United States has publically declared that it supports funding the Syrian rebels against the forces of Assad. That decision, which came months ago, has been looked at very critically by members of Congress, particularly those on the Senate Select Intelligent Committee. “It’s not clear to me that the government has a workable policy” stated Sen. Collins (R-ME). Since July at least 50 Million worth of aid has been withheld because no non-Al Qaeda linked militias could be found.
In mid July, Al Qaeda planned to declare an Islamic State in Syria after securing the northern border with Turkey, an area in contestion with the Syrian Kurds. “The plan will continue with a serues if assasinations targering FSA members”
Al Nusra, the Al Qaeda linked terror group, is the strongest faction on the battlefield for the opposition and stands to benefit the most from US missile strikes on Assad. Depending on where the US and it’s allies decide to strike via missile, Al-Nursa may be able to consolidate it’s holdings in the north and improve it’s footing against Assad and the FSA in the south, where most of the fighting still rages.
Getting involeved in the Syrian Civil war threatens to tip the balance of power toward the terrorists. Unless the Obama administration gets into the business of regime change, missile strikes against Syria undermine the US security and policy in the Middle East and across the globe.
In the Middle East, Israel will bear the brunt of any US intervention in Syria. The releaseof 26 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture of good will before negotiating a settlement with the Palestinians will be completely forgotten. It also undermines the President’s objective of solving the decades old Palestinain-Israeli conflict.
The Palestian-Israeli conflict aside, missile strikes in Syria will send a message to Assad that the use of chemical weapons are “unacceptable” while putting Israel in jeopardy.
Gaurentees have been givern by Iran and Syria that, in the case of a US attack on Syria, Israel will be the target of any retalliaiton. Hossein Sheikholeslam stated that, in event of a US strike in Syria, “the first victim…would be the Zionist regieme, because the Syrian military…can launch a major offensive on Israel and “flatten the place that is tied to the US national security.”
Syria issued a similar warning: “we have strategic weapons and we’re capable of responfing” said Khalaf Muftah. He continued “if the US or Israel make a mistake of taking advantage of the chemical issue…the region will go up in flames…that will affect security not only in the region but across the world.”
Others in the international community, particurally Russia, warned the US of responding militarily. Russia, who already has a fragile restanding with the US after granting Snowden asylum for a year, is urging the US, the UK and other countries to work withing the parameters of the UN Security council or the region will face “catastrophic consequences.”
The risks of sending a “message” to the Assad regieme could come at the cost of multiple policy objectives, the security of the United State’s closest ally in the region and could lead to terrorists rasing their flag over Damascus and perhaps even Jerusalem.

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America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2008 6:06:12 AM by backhoe
America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date.
Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts:
-Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research--
-Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--
There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four ( more likely eight, since 95% of the news & entertainment media are in his pocket ) years of a typical corrupt Chicago Political Machine Politician trying to jerk the whole country in one direction and then the next.
You've all heard the saying,
”People get the kind of government they want...
...and deserve?”
Well, America, you are about to “get it, good & hard...”
Don't say you weren't warned- we tried to tell you...
We did everything we could, and our state went for the Old Guy & the Naughty Librarian, but too many other voters were made stupid by the TV and public schools for it to matter.
We're in a Hell of a mess, and the worst thing is, "we"- the collective we, not you & I-- got us here.
Is Obama really the Abyss...
staring back at us?
I like to make points with humorous graphics- this one sums it up as well as any:


Then, in a nutshell, "everything I see going bad with all this hopi- changi- stuff The One is peddling-- forced labor, censorship, spin, and pure mean-spirited rudness:

Email of the day

Atlas readers rock! I am blown away by the overwhelming response to this post  (and this one) to get involved to take back our country from the Soros, socialists, and the self proclaimed messiah - oy. More than one email brought a tear to my eye but I wanted to share this one with you.
If this best represents who we are, what we want and where we are going, there is no way we can lose. Greatness is in the house. I am proud to count you as my friends. Prouder still to stand with you and fight this great fight.
I want to lead a county.
I was born in Cuba, and know the language of Communism, Obama speaks it well.  My grandfather's family had to flee Lebanon because of the Muslims to Cuba. We fled Cuba because of Castro.
This is the best country in the whole wide world.  I was a child when I left Cuba with the clothe on my back, we left my parent's sister and I, left behind everything. 
America is Worth fighting for and Freedom is worth defending.  I do not want my children to grow up in oppression, nor do I wish exile upon them.
Please allow me to help, again, Id like to lead a county.
My name is Ingrid and Im in Miami, in Miami Dade County
May the Light always shine upon America,
Ingrid
UPDATE: In case there was any doubt as to what the victorious zombies have in mind. Check out this comment (left in the comment section) . Can you say rude awakening?
You people are pathetic!
Your racist fear mongering will not go unchallenged!  Soon we will shut down your hate spewing web sites.  We will confiscate your firearms.  In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways.  We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice.  We will have a new American Republic of justice and order for all!
You time is almost up!  Prepare for the dung heap of history!
It sounds insane (which it is) but I believe the writer is quite serious.


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"That's why we put them in office!" (to obey them)

...a guest on Fox named Doug Zelin was wild-eyed, insisting that no one has the right to oppose this latest naked power grab by the Libs. When Cavuto asked him why people had a duty to obey such fascists, Zelin replied, "That's why we put them in office! To be obeyed!"

Mass. Health Bill Would Allow Warrantless Arrests, Quarantines

“Under this bill, Massachusetts becomes a medical police state. There is no debating it,” wrote Natural News editor Michael Adams in an August 28 article entitled "Wake Up, America: Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory 'decontaminations,'" where he suggested America was delving into medical fascism.
 

Strike three for White House on Internet information

President Obama's White House does not exactly have a stellar record when it comes to personal information and the Internet. In less than one month, the president's new media team has come under fire for asking citizens to report "fishy e-mails" about Obama's health care reform plan and for e-mail messages from David Axelrod that somehow went to people who did not sign up for them.
So when the Executive Office of the President seeks a contractor to archive the usernames and possibly other data from social network users, it is certainly worth asking them why. We did. We have not heard back from the White House yet.

President Obama to address Congress (Another PRIME TIME ADDRESS! Enough Already!)

State Legislators In Now-Infamous Solitaire Photo Identified (your legislators hard at work)


House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, far right, speaks while colleagues play solitaire on their computers as the House convenes to vote on a new budget for the fiscal year in the Capitol on Monday [AP Photo/Jessica Hill]  

Economy Sheds 298,000 Private-Sector Jobs, ADP Says (August 2009 Figures)

Schools Ponder Showing Obama Speech to Students (Obamacation)

Opinion of Congress at 24-year low ["overwhelmingly negative" of Democratic governance]

1,651 posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 4:31:33 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Obama’s “Precipitous Slide.” Tom Maguire says that this is what happens when you run as a centrist, but govern as a lefty.
Obama’s slide in the polls is only the second fastest of any President ever. "Failure is a badge of honor to Leftists. Otherwise this unqualified man would NEVER be in the office to begin with."
 
 Congressional favorability at a 24-year low. I’m guessing that it hasn’t hit bottom just yet . . .
 
 
TAXES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE (CONT’D): “A Massachusetts Democratic state rep who voted to raise alcohol taxes and slap the increased state sales tax on hootch on top of that is caught buying bottles across the border in New Hampshire. . . . It’s a thing of beauty.”
The hypocrisy is not playing well: “These same turds would probably be at border liquor stores photographing license plates of Masschusetts residents and sending them a tax bill if they could get away with it, and believe me, I’m sure they’ve given it some thought.”
 
IN CANADA, A VICTORY FOR ACTUAL HUMAN RIGHTS, instead of just “Human Rights:” Hate speech law unconstitutional: rights tribunal. “The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Section 13, Canada’s much maligned human rights hate speech law, is an unconstitutional violation of the Charter right to free expression because of its penalty provisions. The decision released this morning by Tribunal chair Athanasios Hadjis appears to strip the Canadian Human Rights Commission of its controversial legal mandate to pursue hate on the Internet, which it has strenuously defended against complaints of censorship.” Excellent news.
 

Figures. Dem's Pretty Astroturfed Signs Were Imported From the Next District Over

More astroturfing---

Nice work-- For an astroturfer.
BlogProf reported this on Rep. Peter's stacked town hall meeting:

According to the article in the newspaper, these signs were produced by a lady named Karen MacKenzie. According to Open Secrets, she lives in Northville, which is not part of Peter's district.

Tsk-tsk- the invite said 'constituents only', Ms. MacKenzie. Oh, I also notice that she is married to an activist judge in Oakland County who is chair of the local Sierra Club. This information was pulled off later versions of the Detroit News story.
 

Obama’s classroom campaign: No junior lobbyist left behind

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 2, 2009 05:02 AM

Photoshop: Leo Alberti
My syndicated column today digs a little deeper into President Obama’s September 8 speech to schoolchildren. The school guides now featured front and center on the www.ed.gov website were developed by the White House Teaching Fellows — a group which includes several activist educators as you’ll see below.
Downplaying academic achievement in favor of left-wing radical activism in the public schools is rooted in old neighborhood pal and Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers’ pedagogical philosophy. It was the Chicago Annenberg Challenge way when the two served as board members of the educational foundation — and it is the Washington Obama way now.
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Obama’s classroom campaign: No junior lobbyist left behind
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009
“ABC” stands for All Barack’s Children. On September 8, young students across the country will be watching television. Yes, they’ll be parked in front of the boob tube and computer screens watching President Obama’s address on education.
Instead of practicing cursive, reviewing multiplication tables, diagramming sentences, or learning something concrete, America’s kids will be lectured about the importance of learning. And then the schoolchildren, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be exhorted to Do Something — other than sit in their seats and receive academic instruction, that is.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan dispatched letters to principals nationwide boasting that “This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school.” But the goal is not merely morale-boosting. According to White House event-related guides developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching Fellows, grade-school students will be told to “listen to the speech” and “could think about the following:”
*What is the President trying to tell me?
*What is the President asking me to do?
*What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?
• Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?
After the speech, teachers will ask students:
*What do you think the President wants us to do?
*Does the speech make you want to do anything?
*Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?
Obama’s White House Teaching Fellows include Chicago high school educator Xian Barrett, a fierce opponent of charter schools who founded a “Social Justice Club” and bussed students to protests and Michelle Bissonette, a Los Altos, Calif., teacher who is “focused on developing my leadership as a more culturally and racially conscious educator.”
The activist tradition of government schools using students as junior lobbyists cannot be ignored. Zealous teacher’s unions have enlisted captive schoolchildren as letter-writers in their campaigns for higher education spending. Out-of-control activists have enlisted their secondary-school charges in pro-illegal immigration protests, gay marriage ceremonies, environmental propaganda stunts, and anti-war events.
And last year’s presidential campaign saw disgraceful abuses of power by pro-Obama instructors. In New Rochelle, New York, elementary students were given an in-class assignment to color in drawings of Barack Obama – including a picture of a campaign button featuring his face and the slogan “Students for Obama 2008.”

In Cumberland County, N.C., a fifth-grade-school teacher turned a “civics” discussion into an unhinged harangue against a girl who said her family supported John McCain.
Nor can the Democrats’ strategy of using kiddie human shields to advance their legislative agenda be overlooked in the context and timing of Obama’s speech. Children have been front and center of the Left’s push for an ever-increasing government role in health care – from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s use of seventh-grader Baltimore school kid Graeme Frost to push for the massive S-CHIP entitlement expansion, to President Obama’s none-too-coincidental choice of Massachusetts 11-year-old town hall questioner Julia Hall (the daughter of a prominent Obama activist/organizer who assailed Obamacare critics’ “mean” signs), to the Kennedy family’s decision to put grandson Max Allen on center stage to pray for health care reform at his uncle’s funeral last week.
So when the Department of Education directs schools to gather children ‘round the TV monitors for Obama’s pep talk and then do this…
• Create posters of their goals. Posters could be formatted in quadrants or puzzle pieces or trails marked with the labels: personal, academic, community, country. Each area could be labeled with three steps for achieving goals in those areas. It might make sense to focus on personal and academic so community and country goals come more readily.
• Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.
…parents have every right to worry about their children being used as Political Guinea Pigs for Change.
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Postscript: Stanley Kurtz’s invaluable investigation of the Obama/Ayers/Chicago Annenberg Challenge ties last fall is must-read. A very timely and relevant excerpt:
The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago’s public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation’s other key body, the “Collaborative,” which shaped education policy.
The CAC’s basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.
…The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto.
In works like “City Kids, City Teachers” and “Teaching the Personal and the Political,” Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? “I’m a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist,” Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk’s, “Sixties Radicals,” at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.
…CAC translated Mr. Ayers’s radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with “external partners,” which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn).
Mr. Obama once conducted “leadership training” seminars with Acorn, and Acorn members also served as volunteers in Mr. Obama’s early campaigns. External partners like the South Shore African Village Collaborative and the Dual Language Exchange focused more on political consciousness, Afrocentricity and bilingualism than traditional education. CAC’s in-house evaluators comprehensively studied the effects of its grants on the test scores of Chicago public-school students. They found no evidence of educational improvement.
…Mr. Ayers is the founder of the “small schools” movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to “confront issues of inequity, war, and violence.” He believes teacher education programs should serve as “sites of resistance” to an oppressive system. (His teacher-training programs were also CAC funded.) The point, says Mr. Ayers in his “Teaching Toward Freedom,” is to “teach against oppression,” against America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.
The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming “guilt by association.” Yet the issue here isn’t guilt by association; it’s guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.
 
Postscript: Stanley Kurtz’s invaluable investigation of the Obama/Ayers/Chicago Annenberg Challenge ties last fall is must-read.
 
1,652 posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 6:55:34 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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WH withdraws call for students to 'help' Obama (That balloon was popped quickly)


They are so totally clueless it's amazing.


Obama Using NEA to Create a Cult of Personality
 
27 OK so this is ripped-off from somebody's old HA comment... it works here

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences - Check
* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise - Check
* Creates his own new symbols of power - Check
* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals - Check
* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light - Check
* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations - Check (see German campaign poster for example)
* Wants Secret Police force - Check
* Somebody powerful people think they can control - Check
* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents - Check
* Seeks to replace God with the State - Check
* People adopting his name as their own - Check
* Inspires adoration art - Check
* Appropriates symbols of past German glory - Check
* Never plans on giving up power - Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)
* A narcissistic megalomaniac - Check
* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments - Check
* Wants to build “youth” movement through Universal National State service - Check
* Acts as if in power before he is - Check
* Some followers believe him to be divine - Check
* Worshiped and aided greatly by the media - Check
* Has his own salute - Check
* Has thuggish supporters intimdating political opponents – Check
* Using the power of the State to silence critics - Check
* Songs written to glorify him performed by children - Check
* Leader uses podium to "explain" the new "ideology" to the children - Check
 

Whitewashing the Obama education speech guides

September 2, 2009 08:40 PM by Michelle Malkin

Well, well, well.
The White House has re-written its activist talking points for teachers/administrators disseminated by the US Department of Education and removed the language about “helping the president.”
Whitewashing: It’s the Obama way.
What they can’t whitewash is the radicalism of many of the White House Teaching Fellows responsible for drafting the material — or the radicalism of the educational mentors with whom Obama served, starting with Chicago Annenberg Challenge/Woods Fund/neighbor Bill “education is the motor-force of revolution” Ayers.
You can take Obama out of Chicago. But you can’t take the Chicago out of Obama.
 
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I captured the origional text here for those interested.
This needs to be stopped.
I counted certain words in the ORIGINAL materials sent out by the DOE. You can find the original words here: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/104812
If your Kool-aid drinking friends don’t believe that Obama wants to get a specific message out to kids that is more about him and his “community over individual” morality then think about this:
Supposedly his speech is about success and academics, but…
The original supporting study documentation sent out to teachers contains these words followed by the number of times used in the documentation:
Success, Succeeding, Succeed – 0 (zero)
Persist, Persisting, Persistence – 0 (zero)
Academic, Academics – 0 (zero)
Education – 2 times (plus once used in Dept of Education!)
But the following do appear, some numerous times:
President or Obama – 18 times
Do (in the sense of “doing” something) – 8 times
Community – 3 times
Duty – 1 time
Civic – 1 time
Score?
Community and “duty” Propaganda/Obama personality worship – 31
Education and Success – 2
So what do you think the message is really about?
 
"This is the problem with nationalized anything. We have lost enough local control over education as it is. We were better off with the one-room schoolhouses that educated the generation that put won WWII and put a man on the moon."
 
 
Sign posts: how morality dies [Darleen Click] UPDATED
Via Donald Douglas at American Power comes the story of a Brazilian ad agency creating for the World Wildlife Fund an unbelievably odious ad attempting to denigrate 9/11:
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It’s enough to turn your stomach. Or, if you’re a New Yorker who lived through the September 11th attacks, give you a serious case of the heebie-jeebies. An ad, purportedly for the World Wildlife Fund in Brazil, although the U.S. WWF has strongly condemned it — that features dozens of airplanes converging on lower Manhattan, with the line “The Tsunami Killed 100 Times More People Than 9/11.” [...] The final line in the ad is “The planet is brutally powerful. Respect it. Preserve it.”
Donald comments

An ad like this is no big deal for the leftist establishment, and not just in Europe. This stuff is standard fare among the folks at Daily Kos, where they’re known to celebrate “Happy Twin Towers Day.” Moreover, in the non-shocker of the month, the Obama administration is busy with its push to eradicate the historical memory of September 11, which is alleged as a “Republican day and “an obstacle to winning over the hearts and minds of the American people.”
But that’s only part of it. While the Left worldwide is knee-jerk anti-American, there is something else at work in this ad that is both a goal of the Left and a consequence of it. If you asked the people who conceived it, those that applaud it and those that went so far as to bestow awards on this ad if they see a difference in the deaths between the tsunami and 9/11, they’d merely blink in confusion. For them, dead is dead and the most important issue is number. 200,000 vs 3,000. And if you push them, they would admit that the 200,000 “more deserving” of attention because it was poor melanin-enriched people dying.
These are the priorities of the collectivist Left. Economics and class.
That the tsunami is an act of nature, and that the deaths were a horrible tragedy in the traditional sense of the word resonates on the same amoral frequency as the deliberate, coldblooded murders of 3,000 people. The greater quantity of dead people by the tsunami is to be used as a cudgel against those that memorialize 9/11. Look at us! 200,000 dead! ::::snap::: thats for your measly 3,000!
And that’s how a particular evil act is diluted into an economic and political statistic. It’s the same small-hearted response one hears from an anti-death penalty advocate when questioned “what about the victim?” — “they’re dead and never coming back.”
Justice is one of the early victims of the Left, on many levels.
What gets wiped out in collectivist regimes is personal morality. It has to be. The sense of individuals to be responsible for themselves and to help their family and friends becomes impossible to do when all needs are ostensibly met by the Omnipotent State. Death by accident, death by murder - how or why you died is less important than what your usefulness to the state was.
From Mary Jo to the victims of 9/11, it is all one of a piece — how do you serve the narrative?
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UPDATE: The print award this ad won has disappeared from the link above with no explanation. Luckily, I found a screenshot.

WWF lawyers are busy, and I’m linking to their press release. However, I’m not going to remove the ad because it speaks to something greater than just the WWF — it goes to the mindset of those that would conceive it and those that would honor it with an award.
 

Saving The Planet One World Trade Center At A Time - Bumped

I Told You So - "In a joint statement posted on both of their Web sites, WWF Brasil and DDB Brasil are taking shared responsibility for the creation and initial approval of this ad … "
(Original post continues below)

Relax.

It's probably just a promotional campaign for this year's World Wildlife Fund "Round The World" private jet expedition.
Ed Morrissey has an update - "WWF says they may sue [the ad agency] for releasing this print ad without authorization and with their logo prominently featured".
Sounds like backpeddling to me. Only one year ago, this same organization was perfectly content to have their logo prominently featured in an ad in which a passenger jet threatens King Kong.

Posted by Kate at 1:30 AM| Comments (54)
 
THIS IS YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: Feel safer now?  The creepiest line is this whole sad article is “discuss things with other rulers” … RULERS? Excuse me, this is America. We elect politicians to serve the people, not RULE us. That’s the most disgusting element in this whole pile of ass-kissing.
 

Lockerbie cover-up: What is the White House trying to hide?

September 2, 2009 11:36 AM by Michelle Malkin
Looks like we have another entry for my “Obama lied, transparency died” files, via Fox News:38 Comments
 
"Opaque is the new tranparent. I have really been enjoying the hypocrisy for going on nine months now, of everything Pres. Bush and his administration was accused of doing and that caused major unrest and protests are now actually happening now on a daily basis and the Left remains silent."
 
The Drudge Report links to a Politico story saying that President Barack Obama, facing collapsing popularity numbers, has decided to take the health care “reform” public option off the table. While it is by no means certain that the withdrawal is true, if it is then It represents a stunning victory. But whose victory is it? The Republican Party’s? Probably not. It’s a victory for the People. Yes that terrible word, the People.
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Glenn Beck: Will Progressive Pigs Fly Out of Van Jones' Butt to Power America? (Video)

Glenn Beck wants to know what democrats will do once they bankrupt the coal industry?
What will the progressives do once they ban the source that provides over 40% of America's energy?

Glenn Beck: "Will progressive pigs fly out of Van Jones' butt and pedal bicycles to power America?"
Currently wind and solar provide arund 1-2% of America's energy. Somehow democrats and the state run media have convinced America that these two expensive sources of energy are going to replace coal and oil.
Not likely.
1,653 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 4:37:35 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Gearing Up For the ACORN Census

Here's how to deal with it all: give non-answers to all but questions regarding census issues.
Example: How many cars do you own?
My answer: On file with the local DMV.
What's your annual income? On file with the IRS. Do you receive Social Security? On file with the SS Admin. Do you have health insurance? On file with my employer and my doctor. How many TV's do you own? Since you can undoubtedly see one over my shoulder, I'll claim it. Do you own a cell phone? On file with the phone company...

Small Business Owner Goes Nuclear At Town Hall Meeting In California (Video)

Direct Link to the Youtube video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAm6Qck5v78&e

Obamas secret plan - Part Two - YES it is TRUE!

"Harvest your personal information"

What Does Obama Want with Our Children?

Obama's Death Panels to Unravel Lightbulb Savings

The US Congress, now despised by nearly 60% of the voting public, , in 2007 via The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 labeled incandescent lightbulbs contraband, joining the likes of heroin, automatic assault rifles, bazookas and untaxed cigarettes, beginning with outlawing the dreaded 100 Watt lightbulb in 2012.

In a thinly disguised conspiracy with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy and the Alliance to Save Energy  the big three lighting giants, GE, Sylvania and Philips couldn't push the lightbulb ban soon enough, touting  overhyped energy savings while ignoring the  higher prices for CFLs and LEDs, another stealth tax on seniors and low income Americans. As Sylvania found out in a survey, 80% of Americans don't know their beloved incandescents will soon be banned. Hello?
 
Forget the CFL bulbs. President Wee Wee is gonna save all kinds of money on the electric bill by pulling the plug on grandma.
 

Why has child molestation committed by illegal aliens become an epidemic?

“Because we allowed it?”

The Wave - what is it about?

"In 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student. "Could it happen here?".
According to the press release accompanying the latest retelling of the events that followed, "Jones came up with an unusual answer. He decided to have a two week experiment in dictatorship. His idea was to explain fascism to his class through a game, nothing more. He never intended what resulted, where his class would be turned into a Fascist environment. Where students gave up their freedom for the prospect of being superior to their neighbors.
 

Karl Rove: Obama and the Perfect Political Storm-Hard to sell change voters don't think they need

As hybrid cars gobble rare metals, shortage looms

Study: Gun Shows Main Source Of Guns Used In Crime

A local news TV news affiliate was reporting on this. And surprisingly, they reported that there was no data to back up the conclusions.
The irony is that the media says nothing. They beat Bush with a club for one $40 million dollar inauguration. But they lauded the maroon in the White House for his silly $150,000 million inaugural porkfest.
They crucified Bush if and when he went back home to Crawford, Texas, to work from there and chop, ya know, some wood or whatever it is real men do. But O's 20 million dollar rental on Martha's Vineyard elicits nothing but praise -- a move heralded by the supine and corrupt media. Nothing is too good for an Arugula man digging America an early grave.
And bear in mind that we are in a "terrible depression".
From a former Air Force Colonel.... First, let me say that I've flown (moved) three presidents up to now and I've seen incredible waste. But, the "new" guy really takes the cake. I don't have an issue with the President promising his wife dinner and a show or that he even takes his wife out. But, when I see the news say that the date cost (only) $24,000, I can't resist exposing what they DON'T say.
Three days before "dinner" a C-17 flew Marines and the helicopter maintenance equipment to JFK Airport .
The day before "dinner" I flew the USSS (Secret Service) and the motorcade to JFK Airport Our crew of 5 spent two days and nights at the Hilton in Times Square. My hotel bill: $621.66 plus $64 a day in per diem. The USSS guys were at a different Hilton in NYC, so figure that cost another $14,000 (or so) plus per diem. The Marines had to have cost as much and were there four days, so figure another $55,000 plus per diem (for 44 Marines).
We were supposed to fly the motorcade back and go home, but the Air Force was so short of C-17's that we were re-tasked to take the motorcade back, return to JFK and take the helicopter back to Quantico . When we got back to JFK, while the pilot was turning the plane around to park, he noticed a rotor blade sticking out of the hangar where the helicopter was parked and informed me that either it wasn't ready to transport or it was flying home. After shutting down I walked over to the hangar and to my surprise I find FIVE helicopters, not ONE.
We're obviously not transporting five big helicopters. I went and talked to the Marines guarding the "fleet" and found that they were flying all five helicopters home and we were only transporting the Marines and the maintenance equipment.
After talking to the Marine in charge, I was told that the White House requested FIVE helicopters. The Marines told me that they spent all morning trying to figure out how much it cost them to come and said they figured it cost them $140,000 to stay there (I don't know where they came up with that). Overall, the trip's total had to be about $1,000,000.
We heard that the President didn't use Air Force One (the 747) so I asked if he came in on one of the 757's. I was told that he came in on THREE Air Force Lear jets. So, date night consisted of:
Two C-17's flying three missions, 3 Lear jets, 5 Helicopters, Presidential Motorcade, 44 Marines, more than 20 USSS personnel on our plane. Who knows what it cost the NYPD and NY Port Authority (at the airport) in overtime.
Note that these are the people who chastised automobile CEO's for using their aircraft. One also sees that the media only use the facts that make the President look good and hide any facts that will detract from his persona..
Is this the 'change' we expected? Many folks I know who voted for Obama are very disappointed and sorry they did so.
The Emperor's clothes on a grand scale. "Transparency"? Our next chance, 2010, is just around the corner. All we have to do is survive long enough.

Obama Czar's SHOCK ADMISSION: Goal Is Complete Revolution Away From Capitalism

Is Glenn Beck Lying About Van Jones?

1,654 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 5:54:49 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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More goofy iconography of Deer Leeder:
 
 
Check out the demographic shifts on the latest Pew Poll. Amazing!

The Bad News Keeps Coming

http://strata-sphere.com/blog/
 
Meanwhile, in the Real World, where death is so permanent, and real fanatics wish you harm?
 

Ahmadinejad's Spiritual Advisor: Raping Prisoners Is OK But Wash Your Hands First

Ahmadinejad's spiritual advisor told followers this week that raping prisoners is okay but wash your hands first...
But, if the prisoner enjoys it then please don't repeat the rape.

President Ahmadinejad with his spiritual teacher, Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi

Israel National News reported, via Free Republic:

According to the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), an independent Israeli intelligence analysis organization, Mesbah-Yazdi is considered Ahmadinejad's personal spiritual guide. A radical totalitarian even in Iranian terms, he holds messianic views, supports increasing Islamization, calls for violent suppression of domestic political opponents, and, according to the ITIC, "declared that obeying a president supported by the Supreme Leader was tantamount to obeying God."

At the Jamkaran gathering, Mesbah-Yazdi and Ahmadinejad answered questions about the rape and torture charges. The following text is from a transcript alleged by Iranian dissidents to be a series of questions and answers exchanged between the ayatollah and some of his supporters.

Asked if a confession obtained "by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure" was "valid and considered credible according to Islam," Mesbah-Yazdi replied: "Getting a confession from any person who is against the Velayat-e Faqih ("Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists", or the regime of Iran's mullahs) is permissible under any condition." The ayatollah gave the identical answer when asked about confessions obtained through drugging the prisoner with opiates or addictive substances.

"Can an interrogator rape the prisoner in order to obtain a confession?" was the follow-up question posed to the Islamic cleric.

Mesbah-Yazdi answered: "The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it's acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed."

This reply, and reports of the rape of teen male prisoners in Iranian jails, may have prompted the following question: "Is the rape of men and young boys considered sodomy?"

Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi: "No, because it is not consensual. Of course, if the prisoner is aroused and enjoys the rape, then caution must be taken not to repeat the rape."
Related... Iranian Regime Blames Student Protester For His Own Prison Rape
1,655 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 10:28:52 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Video: Van Jones and “revolution”

...clips of an interview conducted by “Uprising Radio” with Van Jones seventeen months ago. Jones, the green jobs czar, explains how his allies want to conduct a revolution on the sly. Call it radical incrementalism, call it an offshoot of the Alinksy method, but it certainly seems that Jones is easily the most radical White House aide in many, many years: “We’re going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society”

Parents dub Sept. 8 'Keep Your Kids at Home Day'

 

Obama's Nuclear Disarmament Plans Disarmed by Senate Arms Experts

To The Regulators: STOP THIS NOW!

1 billion shares on the tape as of 9:00 Central on the NYSE and who's responsible for over 1/4 of it?

This is outrageous folks. Three zombies, one of which has no equity value and two more that exist only because the government has guaranteed, collectively, half a trillion dollars of what may be worthless assets.
Not to mention all the ENRON-STYLE off balance sheet exposure that we have no means to value or come up with a reasonable understanding of.
This sort of garbage "support" for market volume, put forth for the explicit purpose of propping up stock market prices and generating fees for the trade of each share at the NYSE, is an outrage.

"This Is Anarchy" Protester Blasts Rep. Lynn Woolsey On How They Will Force Thru Obamacare (Video)

Rep. John Larson (D-CT) Town Hall, West Hartford, CT - After Action Report (9/2/09)

The militant Medicare advocate waved a copy of the Constitution to the crowd and read the first paragraph... her emphasis in bold:WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
She honed right in on the phrase "promote the general Welfare", stating that the Constitution DOES mandate that the government provide 'healthcare for all'. This was met with wild applause from the moonbats.
Somewhere on FR, I noticed you two were discussing how the 'RATs were going to try to use the Constitution to claim that the US government is mandated to provide healthcare for everyone.

Local Physician: HIV/AIDS Cure Getting Little Publicity

Figures. Feds Didn't Clear Brush In LA Wildfire Areas Because Of Liberal Pressure

A New Alinsky Rule – ‘Exploit the Children’

Parents Tell Fox & Friends Normal Protocols Not Followed in Scheduling Obama School Address - Video

Liberal Lamentations: "I have a feeling we have LOST the Healthcare debate"

Democrat Lawmaker Accidentally Proves High Taxes Hurt Business

Oh, it isn’t because Rodriques was economically astute enough to understand reality. No, it’s because this tax-raising pol proved that even he will flee his high tax state to buy goods in a neighboring state where taxes are lower.

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com.

CA Dem to Interviewer: ‘Get the F**k Out of Here or I’ll Throw You Out the Window’

1,656 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 3:26:48 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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When Does School Start? The President Doesn’t Know. It’s a well-oiled machine at the White House . . .
 

Obama Choice of September 8th to Address Schools has Hidden Agenda

I don't know about the significance of the date but...

First they show the kids this:
I Pledge
Then they have the kids do this:
More Obama Indoctrination going on in schools
And then there's the books they might read...
Sept 8th: Here are two of the books on Obama your kids are expected to read [get your children OUT!]

Obama Son of Promise
12 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 3:47:09 PM by TigersEye
 
Health care reform means more power for the IRS. “If the plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service. Under the Democrats’ health care proposals, the already powerful — and already feared — IRS would wield even more power and extend its reach even farther into the lives of ordinary Americans, and the presidentially-appointed head of the new health care bureaucracy would have access to confidential IRS information about millions of individual taxpayers.” Well, what could go wrong?
 
Coveted Ambassadorships Go To Obama Fundraisers. “When Obama came into office talking about change, he raised some expectations...
 
 
 

Obama's Green Czar Van Jones: ‘Green Jobs’ Goal is ‘Complete Revolution’ Away From ‘Gray Capitalism’

"We are going to push it and push it and push it."

Barack Obama's communist green advisor in the White House said that the goal of green jobs was a "complete revolution" away from "gray capitalism."
 
Via Breitbart & Naked Emporer News
Hat Tip Milton
No wonder Barack Obama liked him.

Barack Obama's Greeen Czar Van Jones:

"Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said OK now we want reparations for Slavery, we want redistribution of all the wealth, and we want to legalize mixed marriages. If we'd come out with a maximum program the very next day, they'd been laughed at. Instead they came out with a very minimum. "We just want to integrate these busses..." But, inside that minimum demand was a very radical kernel that eventually meant that from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country.

And, I think that this green movement has to pursue those same steps and stages. Right now we say we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to something eco-capitalism where at least we're not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it won't be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But, that's a process and I think that's what's great about the movement that is beginning to emerge is that the CRISIS is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both pragmatic and visionary. So the green economy will start off as a small subset and we are going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.
Didn't Rep. Shea-Porter just tell a group of "teabaggers" that, "There are no communists in Washington"?
 

A Truther Czar?... Obama's Green Czar Van Jones Believes Bush Government was Behind 9-11

It figures.
Barack Obama's communist Green Czar Van Jones is a Truther.
He believes the Bush Administration was behind 9-11 and signed the official 9-11 Truth Document demanding a further investigation.

The Statement:
911 Truth Statement

Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 26, 2004) – An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11 today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur. The Statement supports an August 31st Zogby poll that found nearly 50% of New Yorkers believe the government had foreknowledge and "consciously failed to act," with 66% wanting a new 9/11 investigation.

Focusing on twelve questions, the Statement highlights areas of incriminating evidence that were either inadequately explored or ignored by the Kean Commission, ranging from insider trading and hijacker funding to foreign government forewarnings and inactive defenses around the Pentagon. The Statement asks for four actions: an immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Congressional hearings, media analysis, and the formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

The Statement's list of signatories includes notables spanning the political spectrum, from Presidential candidates Ralph Nader, Michael Badnarik, and David Cobb to Catherine Austin Fitts, a member of the first Bush administration, as well as Washington veterans like Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Other signers range from peace activists like Code Pink president Jodie Evans and Global Exchange's Kevin Danaher to former US Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq, Edward L. Peck; from environmentalists like Randy Hayes and John Robbins to business leaders such as Paul Hawken and Karl Schwartz, CEO of Patmos Nanotechnologies; from populist journalist Ronnie Dugger to renowned investigative reporter Kelly Patricia O'Meara.

The Statement also includes 43 noted authors, including New York Times #1 bestseller John Gray, as well as 18 eminent professors, historians, and theologians. Other notables include five-term Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, singers Michelle Shocked and Michael Franti, and actors Ed Asner and Mimi Kennedy.
Well, lookie-lookie...
Here at #47 on the list is none other than Barack Obama's communist Green Czar Van Jones:


Another Obama associate turns out to be a far left kook--
We're all shocked.

Hat Tip Photosynthesis

UPDATE: Here's another tidbit from Photosynthesis-- Apparently, Van Jones believes hip-hop holds the key to social change:

The fact that an event like Constant Elevation happened is proof that money is starting to move in the right direction. As Van Jones of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights said, "This event makes it clear that the path of social change needs to go through youth culture, and therefore it needs to go through hip-hop. Once hip-hop becomes central to social change, the entire game will be changed."
Still More... Allahpundit adds:

I’ve been trying to come up with a joke all morning about what sort of leftist lunatic might be next on O’s hiring list, but I simply can’t top “Truther communist.” Congratulations, Barry: You’re now parody-proof... Exit question: Will Jones be gone before today’s airing of “Glenn Beck”? If so, what does it say about Obama that evidently communists are fit to be czars but Truther communists are a bridge too far?
I for one will be taping Glenn Beck for the rest of the week.
1,657 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 4:09:59 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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1,658 posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 6:44:24 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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We Get What We Deserve if We Stay Still and Silent (vanity)

Baron Hill (IN-09): This Is My Town Hall Meeting. I Set the Rules.

More Big Brother antics from the White House -- Internet spying

 
GOOD NEWS! Global Warming Could Forestall Ice Age.
It’s like Fallen Angels come to life. “The human-driven buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere appears to have ended a millenniums-long slide toward cooler summer temperatures in the Arctic, the authors of a new study report.”
ED DRISCOLL: Video Saved From The Memory Hole: The Pulled DDB-B/WWF 9/11 YouTube Clip.
AND THEY CALL THE TEA PARTY FOLKS CRAZY: Green jobs ‘czar’ signed ‘truther’ statement in 2004.

Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama & do-it-yourself vetting

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 3, 2009 11:24 PM
Indefatigable blogger Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit dug up the 9/11 Truther record of Green Jobs czar Van Jones — and his research spread across talk radio, the Internet, and to the Glenn Beck show tonight.
A slew of bloggers, independent citizen journalists, and conservative activists have done the heavy lifting in exposing Jones’s inflammatory statements and radical ties over the last year — work that only conservative talk radio and Fox News have covered with due diligence. NakedEmperorNews/The BCast earlier today unearthed video of Jones ranting about Marxist “revolution” away from “gray capitalism”– also disseminated across Twitter, talk radio, and Fox News. The open-source “Army of Davids,” as blog pioneer Glenn Reynolds so aptly described it, is doing the job Obama didn’t want Congress to do.
Tonight, the White House is in full denial mode. ABC News reports:
A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement and denying that he ever agreed with a 2004 petition on which his name appears, a petition calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into “evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.”
Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called “Truther” movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of “the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
He did not explain how his name came to be on the petition.
Maybe a unicorn, Van’s favorite mythical creature, put it there?
Allahpundit writes, “Note well: He doesn’t deny that he signed it. He denies that he agrees with it. Which means, I guess, that he’s asking us to create a new standard for public officials by which documents that bear their signature should no longer be used against them.”
And the Washington Times reports that the Truthers assert that no one’s name was put on their conspiratorial petition without his/her permission.
Here is the key — and it is highlights a leitmotif that runs through my czar, cabinet, and nominee withdrawal chapters of Culture of Corruption: Obama czardom is the deliberate end-run around transparency. Van Jones did not just accidentally slip through the cracks of the Obama vetters. They knew what he espoused before they installed him.
Take it from Obama’s own political godmother Michelle and Barack’s consigliere and Chicago powerbroker Valerie Jarrett took full credit at the nuttroots dKos blogger conference last month (August 15, 2009) for recruiting him and closely following his career:
JARRETT:. You guys know Van Jones? [Applause. Moderator injects: "This is his house apparently."]
JARRETT: Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.
Jarrett, as I pointed out on Sean Hannity’s radio show five weeks ago, is the self-proclaimed keeper of Obama’s urban/racial “authenticity.” The Obamas don’t make a move without her, according to their closest friends and allies. Jarrett’s praise for Jones’s Oakland activism is explicit endorsement of his race-baiting career at Ella Baker, funded by the Soros-supported Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights/Ford Foundation/Rockefeller Foundation, and his Free Mumia agitation in the Bay Area schools — where he lambasted moderate civil rights leaders for objecting to politicizing the classrooms and where his pro-Mumia allies likened supporters of murdered police officer Daniel Faulkner to the KKK.
But as I noted five weeks ago, the elites in the MSM are too busy penning 8,100-word love letters to Valerie Jarrett and her fashion sense to question her judgement, her crony deals, and power grabs in her role as the “eyes and ears” for the Obamas.
It’s the same blind and deaf media treatment they are giving Michelle Obama, John Holdren, David Axelrod, Carol Browner, Nancy DeParle, Adolfo Carrion, and
Nature, thankfully, abhors a vacuum. And so does the information-hungry public.
The Obama vetters have succeeded in short-circuiting congressional scrutiny and Washington oversight of unaccountable appointees over the last six months. No more. Quis custodes ipsos custodiet? Who is watching the watchdogs? John Q. Public. Do-it-yourself vetting is as easy as a Google search.
A quick rummaging will show you, for example, that Jones’s immediate boss at the Council on Enviromental Quality, Nancy Sutley, was a special assistant to document-destroying Clintonite Carol Browner — whom Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation nailed for deleting files in defiance of court orders. Browner’s EPA was held in contempt of court for the systematic file destruction. The socialist-tied bureaucrat is now Obama’s energy czar.
Throughout the Culture of Corruption book tour, I’ve repeated two simple mantras:
Knowledge is power.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Spread it. It’s working.
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With my family: my wife Jana and sons Mattai and Cabral.
 

Oh Brother... Van Jones Says He's Not a Truther "Now Or Ever" ...Update: Experts Predict He's Gone By Monday (Video)

Too funny. It took 12 hours for the White House to come up with this ridiculous response...
Van Jones, Obama's communist Green Czar, released a statement today saying that he is not now and never has been a 9-11 Truther.
Of course, that doesn't explain how his signature landed on the 9-11 Truth.org statement demanding an investigation into the Bush regime for orchestrating the 9-11 attacks:

And, apparently he still stands by his Marxist beliefs.

Maybe it was some other kook named Van Jones with the Ella Baker Center who signed the petition?
Jake Tapper reported:

A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement and denying that he ever agreed with a 2004 petition on which his name appears, a petition calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into "evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur."

Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called "Truther" movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of "the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever."

He did not explain how his name came to be on the petition.

"My work at the Council on Environmental Quality is entirely focused on one goal: building clean energy incentives which create 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and use renewable resources," Jones said in his statement tonight.

Jones also said in his statement that "In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the administration – some of which were made years ago. If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize."
Previously:
A Truther Czar?... Obama's Green Czar Van Jones Believes Bush Administration Was Behind 9-11

UPDATE: The members of the "FOX News All Star" panel on Special Report all predicted tonight that Van Jones will be gone by Monday after the Truther news from today:
Thanks to panelist Stephen Hayes for mentioning Gateway Pundit.
 
What a wonderful world Part 2 Bill Whittle and Steven Green at Pajamas Media describe how fame has now become the be-all and end-all of life. We live in a world where publicity — even notoriety — is the primary qualification for public office. It certainly helps to be strange if you’re going to make the news. After the Read More, we learn about brain-eating mental patients who have been released by the National Health Service. Also, we discover that the new Japanese First Lady was once abducted by aliens — and knew Tom Cruise in a previous lifetime: when Cruise was Japanese.

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Megyn Kelly Mentions GP Story of HCAN Supporters Being Instructed on How to Shut Down Opponents... Soros-Funded Blog Not Pleased (Video)

On the September 2 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom, co-host Megyn Kelly gave a "hat tip" to the blog Gateway Pundit, which Kelly said is where "we found" video of "a new effort to silence critics of the Democrats' [health care] plan."
Hat Tip MM
Apparently, the Soros astroturfed hate website Media Matters was not pleased that Gateway Pundit was mentioned on the air.
Oh well. Maybe when they break a valid story that is worth a crap instead of their usual smear job, Megyn Kelly will mention them too.

Previously:
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obama HCAN Organizer Instructs Supporters How to Shout Down Opponents & Take Over Meetings

More... Neokong offers Media Matters a news tip:

Has Media Matters posted anything on how Soros cleaned up with his PetroBras stock after Obama loaned them 2 billion dollars?
1,659 posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 4:07:57 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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President Obama's Game Plan for America

 

No Compromise, No Retreat, No Surrender

Forget 'Peak Oil' — Drill, BP, Drill

Head N*ggaz In Charge

There comes a time when you're tired of holding it in. There comes a time when you don't care what people will think or say. There comes a time when someone has to say what many have to be thinking.
People in this country were sold a bill of goods on Barack Obama. We were all told he was this "post racial" candidate that would bring the nation together. We were told to give the man a chance to heal the ethnic divides in this country.
The problem is that from the beginning of his presidential candidacy (up to now), Barack Obama's campaign and administration have gone the opposite of racial conciliation. The Head N*ggaz are in charge and they're not only an embarrassment to every self-respecting black person in America, but will close the doors for those who wish to follow him. Not because America is racist, but because her people will remember and may not be willing to go through this again.

(Excerpt) Read more at black-and-right.com
You'll probably catch Hell for speaking candidly- but you are right.
Put graphically? Click the picture...


Obama's Army of Czars Raises Concerns About Executive Power

I try to keep up with topics here on FR but I’m wondering if I missed the boat on this one or maybe my simple comments have not taken root here but I have commented briefly concerning obamao’s “czars” and from inception have deemed them a “shadow gov’t” aka/”third party” i’m curious if someone else has here on FR has picked up on thisYup...

WHO Admits to Releasing Pandemic Virus into Population via 'Mock-Up' Vaccines (What could go wrong?)

When did 'First Do No Harm' turn into 'The Ends Justify The Means'?
 

He's Not Jimmy Carter. Obama has far more dangerous objectives

I Pledge 1984 (Video)

Essay: The President Without a Country

 

Jews must choose between Obama and Israel

I choose Israel over Obama. I also choose a free America that has rid itself of this communist/pro-Muslim cloud of evil. Obama has made the same mistake they always make - he thinks the created is greater than the Creator.

Warming Up for a Climate Change Fight - Obama's getting ready for the U.N. global warming...

A Doctor's Plan for Legal Industry Reform [An awesome criticism/parody of Obamacare!]

YMBFKM Moment: "I pledge to be a servant to Barack Obama"

Obama czar : U.S. was 'apartheid regime'

Does Obama have ANY friends that are not Marxist America hating whack-jobs?
 
It's my great hope I can understand this gibberish.Rule of thumb to understanding Leftists: Always start with the presumption that their goal in any matter is slavery, and work backwards from there.
 

After 'Obama Joker' Debacle, Flickr Changes TakeDown Policy

Obama Panders to Islam (Again)

Gun Rights 101: What exactly is an ‘illegal gun’ that 400 mayors are against?

The bulk of these shootings are gang related and they know it, but prefer to blame it on 'guns' in general. That's like blaming your gas gauge every time you run out of gas because even though it was pointing to 'empty', you do nothing about it, and wind-up hoofing it to a gas station, again.
 

The Obama “Birth Certificate” Scandal

Small business owner lets congress woman have it

Did Obama's people send out an e-mail requesting people to post on forums like Facebook?

HR2749 The Food and Safety Enhancement Act coming up for VOTE in SENATE. BEWARE THE RESULTS!

Polls Tell Grim Tale For Obama

"'The Black Book of Communism,'; a scholarly accounting of communism’s crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low." Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZmY0MjI1MDgyYjg1M2UwNDMzMTk2Mjk5YTk0ZTdlMWE=

What is Communism? Do you have 14 minutes?

1,660 posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 6:41:12 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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OBAMA ON YOUR SHOULDER!

Funny, how Mary Kathrine saw right thru this dictator Obama. Amerika got what the Masses wanted.

Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs Without Explicit Consent

Just combine with this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/863306/posts
China introduces execution vans
The Australian ^ | 3-13-2003
Erick Erickson, who puts it simply: politicians don't fear you when you protest; they fear you when you pick up campaign signs.
54 Become a precinct committeeman in your local Republican Party.  Those are the people who do the footwork to get out the vote, plant yard signs, sell raffle tickets, etc.

Every single candidate will drop to his knees and beg for your support. You tell him: "2nd Amendment.  Stop spending.  Read the bills.  Read the Constitution while you're at it.  Global Warming is a hoax."

If he flinches at any of that, thank him for his time, and ask who is his opponent.
Gee, I thought everyone knew that...

Have Global Warnist Warmists figured out how CAP 20,000 underwater volcanoes?

Thugocracy warning:

Witnesses describe attack on bicyclist by 'flash mob' (Philly)

Be aware that your perfectly legal small "tea party" or similar gathering could be swarmed by violent criminals called over by "community organizers" in a matter of moments.  It isn’t just gangs of criminals. It is also gangs of anarchists. Expect them to organize a riot this way one day.
For now, they test the wires.
The “muslim youths” in France were using “flash mobbing” as a very effective tactic during the street fights and arson riots a couple years back. They can rally to an area with no police, do their descruction or violence, and then disperse into the night before enough police can arrive to stop them. Expect to see this more often as our own “urban youths” discover the power of this new tactic.

Angry parents get schools to shun Obama speech to students

Montel Williams has a murder wish for Rep. Michele Bachmann

More Van Jones: A Reverend Wright moment?

Thanks to the work done by Jim Hoft at (Gateway Pundit) , an (an army of Davids) has begun scouring the Internet to find more about Barack Obama adviser Van Jones and his bent towards 9/11 Trutherism. Hot Air reader Geoff A digs out (this nugget) from 2002 at the first anniversary of 9/11 in San Francisco, when Jones appeared at the Embarcadero for a protest. Here’s the description, which sounds familiar to anyone who followed the Obama presidential campaign (emphases mine):
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com

Van Jones' '9/11 Truther' Past Raises Questions About Obama's 'Czars'

Where's the Media Savvy White House

Gotta love our new postmost-racial society...

How's that 787 Billion dollar Stimulus working for Ya America?

this is where i found my job... http://regionalhelpwanted.com/info/sitelist_domains.cfm?SN=16

The Coming Reset in State Government (states must downsize permanently)

"We have hit the level where the Welfare State is no longer sustainable by tax revenues."
And since when has reality ever caused politicians, especially the liberal left, to change their opinions or actions?
1,661 posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 2:57:24 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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DAN RIEHL: The honeymoon is over. Gee, do you think?
 
DAN RIEHL ON THE SCHOOL-SPEECH CONTROVERSY: “That what once would have been a non-event is so incredibly controversial suggests to me that a great many Americans likely feel disconnected from the nation’s political affairs right now, as well as extremely concerned about what the future’s going to bring. The crisis Rahm suggested taking advantage of doesn’t just cut one way, after all.
 
PRESUMED CONSENT for organ donation? Well, it’s no picnic even if you fill out one of those cards at the library. It’s all for the good of the country, you know!
 
BOB CORKER FOR PRESIDENT? “He’s the best GOP candidate I’ve heard of so far. His convictions and credentials are rock solid. And he’s got a proven background of knowing the importance of balancing the books. As a bonus, he doesn’t shy away from ruffling the feathers of the GOP establishment, which of course did such a stellar job of managing expenditures while in power.”
I interviewed Corker last year.
Florida Exodus: Rising Taxes Drive Out Residents. “There are many things public officials probably shouldn’t do during a severe recession, but no one seems to have told the leaders in Florida about them. One thing, for instance, would be giving a dozen top aides hefty raises while urging a rise in property taxes, as the mayor of Miami-Dade County recently did. Or jacking up already exorbitant hurricane-insurance premiums, as Florida’s government-run property insurer just did. Or sending an army of highly paid lobbyists to push for a steep hike in electricity rates, as South Florida’s public utility is doing.”

The Occidental Obama - A Pawn In The Game

Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama & do-it-yourself vetting Updated

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 3, 2009 11:24 PM
Scroll for updates…
Indefatigable blogger Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit dug up the 9/11 Truther record of Green Jobs czar Van Jones — and his research spread across talk radio, the Internet, and to the Glenn Beck show tonight. (Update: Hoft reports that Jones’s Truther proclivities were showing back in 2002).
A slew of bloggers, independent citizen journalists, and conservative activists have done the heavy lifting in exposing Jones’s inflammatory statements and radical ties over the last year — work that only conservative talk radio and Fox News have covered with due diligence. NakedEmperorNews/The BCast earlier today unearthed video of Jones ranting about Marxist “revolution” away from “gray capitalism”– also disseminated across Twitter, talk radio, and Fox News. The open-source “Army of Davids,” as blog pioneer Glenn Reynolds so aptly described it, is doing the job Obama didn’t want Congress to do.
Tonight, the White House is in full denial mode. ABC News reports:
A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement and denying that he ever agreed with a 2004 petition on which his name appears, a petition calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into “evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.”
Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called “Truther” movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of “the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
He did not explain how his name came to be on the petition.
Maybe a unicorn, Van’s favorite mythical creature, put it there?
Allahpundit writes, “Note well: He doesn’t deny that he signed it. He denies that he agrees with it. Which means, I guess, that he’s asking us to create a new standard for public officials by which documents that bear their signature should no longer be used against them.”
And the Washington Times reports that the Truthers assert that no one’s name was put on their conspiratorial petition without his/her permission.
Here is the key — and it is highlights a leitmotif that runs through my czar, cabinet, and nominee withdrawal chapters of Culture of Corruption: Obama czardom is the deliberate end-run around transparency. Van Jones did not just accidentally slip through the cracks of the Obama vetters. They knew what he espoused before they installed him.
Take it from Obama’s own political godmother Michelle and Barack’s consigliere and Chicago powerbroker Valerie Jarrett took full credit at the nuttroots dKos blogger conference last month (August 15, 2009) for recruiting him and closely following his career:
JARRETT:. You guys know Van Jones? [Applause. Moderator injects: "This is his house apparently."]
JARRETT: Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.
Jarrett, as I pointed out on Sean Hannity’s radio show five weeks ago, is the self-proclaimed keeper of Obama’s urban/racial “authenticity.” The Obamas don’t make a move without her, according to their closest friends and allies. Jarrett’s praise for Jones’s Oakland activism is explicit endorsement of his race-baiting career at Ella Baker, funded by the Soros-supported Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights/Ford Foundation/Rockefeller Foundation, and his Free Mumia agitation in the Bay Area schools — where he lambasted moderate civil rights leaders for objecting to politicizing the classrooms and where his pro-Mumia allies likened supporters of murdered police officer Daniel Faulkner to the KKK.
But as I noted five weeks ago, the elites in the MSM are too busy penning 8,100-word love letters to Valerie Jarrett and her fashion sense to question her judgement, her crony deals, and power grabs in her role as the “eyes and ears” for the Obamas.
It’s the same blind and deaf media treatment they are giving Michelle Obama, John Holdren, David Axelrod, Carol Browner, Nancy DeParle, Adolfo Carrion, and
Nature, thankfully, abhors a vacuum. And so does the information-hungry public.
The Obama vetters have succeeded in short-circuiting congressional scrutiny and Washington oversight of unaccountable appointees over the last six months. No more. Quis custodes ipsos custodiet? Who is watching the watchdogs? John Q. Public. Do-it-yourself vetting is as easy as a Google search.
A quick rummaging will show you, for example, that Jones’s immediate boss at the Council on Enviromental Quality, Nancy Sutley, was a special assistant to document-destroying Clintonite Carol Browner — whom Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation nailed for deleting files in defiance of court orders. Browner’s EPA was held in contempt of court for the systematic file destruction. The socialist-tied bureaucrat is now Obama’s energy czar.
Throughout the Culture of Corruption book tour, I’ve repeated two simple mantras:
Knowledge is power.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Spread it. It’s working.
***
Update: White House spokesman Robert Gibbs tries to put out the fire. Jones is still working for the administration, but Gibbs says 9/11 Trutherism is not something the president agrees with. Try to square that circle.
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1,662 posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 4:18:20 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Greenwashing 9/11 (to nat'l day of service,+Soros donates to Van Jones organizations)

Do We Want To Forget 9/11?

Where It's 9-11 All the Time... Click the picture...




"Where it's nine-eleven all the time
and no Sun sets, and no clocks chime
where no voice speaks and no bird trills
the Moon hangs frozen o'er the hills
The winds are still, they seem to say,
Reflect, remember, stop to pray..."

( Note, and note well...
...that "plume of steam" you see to the right of the Twin Towers is the mushroom cloud thrown up from the crash of Flight 93...
Never Forgive,
Never Forget... )

CO2 doesn't kill but starvation does

Are Democrats Terrified Yet?

I don't think most Democrats realize what a bad place they are in right now. There is still over a year before the mid-term elections, but unless there is a significant change in direction they are going straight over the cliff. I'm not saying that. Charlie Cook is. In somewhat different words.
Listening to two briefings -- one by a Democratic pollster who had just conducted a survey for a group favoring health care reform, the other by a Republican pollster more skeptical of the reform plans -- I felt as if I were hearing a pair of reports by the National Transportation Safety Board on the same plane crash. But in sorting through the problems facing President Obama and congressional Democrats, focusing too narrowly on their disastrous handling of health care would be a mistake... ...With 14 months to go before the 2010 midterm election, something could happen to improve the outlook for Democrats. However, wave elections, more often than not, start just like this: The president's ratings plummet; his party loses its advantage on the generic congressional ballot test; the intensity of opposition-party voters skyrockets; his own party's voters become complacent or even depressed; and independent voters move lopsidedly away. These were the early-warning signs of past wave elections. Seeing them now should terrify Democrats.
"Terrify." I didn't say it. Charlie Cook did. I really don't think Democrats are fully feeling it yet though. I think they are in shock and denial. And they are so far to the left that I don't know if they are going to be able to move fast enough to the center to save their backsides. Obama has time, but all those congressmen and women facing voters next year are going to have to seriously boogie to get there.
 
 

Still Bitter: White House Goes After Santelli Again, but Santelli Fires Back

It's been nearly seven months since CNBC reporter Rick Santelli took a stand against the Obama administration, which inspired the tea party movement - and the White House hasn't forgotten.
 
 
BlogWarZ!
 
Now, with even more rancor...
 
 
 
"Kinda felt bad for Zombie."
 
Now, with nearly a thousand- most of the best posters-
 

Banned-a-monium!

I've posted about the Weapons Grade Crazy that has taken over a formerly acceptable blog. Now, a partial list of those who have been banned by The Crazy Guy (at little green footballs) is available here.4If you find your name here, join us by clicking on the picture of the haboob at the top right of this blog. If you don't find your name here and it should be (you know, as an honorific) leave a comment (moderated but I'll get to it).

Funny update: Zimriel, the weasel and jerk who called us all Insidious Bad Apples, is now banned himself!
Update - selrahC admits to constant monitoring of lgf2...
 

Palin-related Ethics Charge Dismissed

Zero From the Zerostreet press

No one in the media is talking about a black racist in the white house?.....There’s a shock!

Getting It: My Two Cents on Who's Missing the Point

It's the constanstant marketing, President logos, slogans, teleprompter dependence, Media control, GE/gov deals, sealed records, lack of records, dollar devaluation,GM takeover, massive spending, Acorn, Wright, Honduras policy, Czars, name calling, Bush blaming, Foreign apology tour, web snitching , FCC control czar, Ezek Emanuel eugenics...
1,663 posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 6:46:38 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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THOUSANDS SHOWED UP for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ Town Hall in Tucson.

The auditorium at Sahuaro High School in Tucson quickly filled its 1500 person capacity, and the 1000 or more seats outside easily filled as well. It is easily possible that 3000-4000 people tried to attend Rep. Giffords’ townhall but could not make it inside. Even though the event started at 6 pm, people started lining up at 2!
It was obvious to anyone in attendance that 2/3 to 3/4 of the people there were against the public option. In fact, when one man who was able to speak into the microphone suggested that we throw all the bums out of Congress, nearly 90% of the people in the auditorium gave him a standing, shouting ovation that lasted nearly two minutes.
 
News report from KGUN TV9 is here.
PROTESTER TO MARK WARNER: Which part of the Constitution says you get to take over health care? Video at the link. Warner’s effort to answer the question with a question is lame and obvious temporizing. And where’s he getting this business about a constitutional right to a telephone? What’s that about?


Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
 
BlogWarZ! Again, with more feeling...
 
 
Read the rest.
It’s a wrap for LGf and Charles, his Progressive colors have finally been publicly exposed. Whatever credibility he built up with Rathergate is now officially gone...
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9168/deflatedlittlegreenfoot.jpg

Hard liberals

In addition to a fair summary of British conservatism (to be found at the link), Peter Hitchens offers a few concise - and cutting - observations about a bit of the political spectrum I recognize. This by way of a rejoinder to a conversation with Mehdi Hasan about institutional bias at the BBC; Hasan labours under the impression the BBC is a right wing outfit. Bless.
I am excerpting a long quote for the benefit of Canadian Flea-readers. We too know peope who confuse conservatism with the Conservative party or, worse yet, confuse loyalty to party with loyalty to civilization (I would say "loyalty to country" but this is Canada I am talking about).
Mr Hasan seems to think that I have personally invented the conservatism I espouse, and it is a quirky, random collection of views which appear contradictory to him. Let me assure him that I am simply the inheritor and continuer of a tradition much older than I, which is only proper for a conservative. Mr Hasan also, for some reason inaccessible to me, thinks the Conservative Party embodies conservatism, thinks that conservatism consists of support for free markets, or for the Iraq war, or a general liking for the United States. In fact some of these positions are those of classical liberalism, while others are those of 'Neo-Conservatism', a tendency more attractive to disappointed Marxists, in search of a new Utopia, and to ultra-liberal globalists, than to conservatives. Many, if not all, neo-conservatives are cultural and moral and social radicals, and economic ultra-liberals. Some of these positions are common to both these views. None of them is conservative.

He is also, I think, confused by the fact that the BBC, which was generally sympathetic to the Blair government because of its cultural leftism, could never really cope with that government's globalist decision to go to war in Iraq. Sentimental Leftists, whose politics are really a series of displaced religious opinions, often misunderstand, and lag behind, the vanguard of their cause. Only the sharper and smarter ones, the 'hard liberals', recognise that their aims may be served by bombing a few cities. The Tory Party had a parallel problem. Having sold Britain to the EU and being secretly ashamed of it, it now strives to look ultra-patriotic on every possible occasion by banging the drum for war and supporting 'our boys', though it overcame this when we surrendered to the IRA in Northern Ireland, the last actual national conflict in which our armed forces were deployed in British, rather than globalist interests. The neo-conservative liberals, whose reasons for backing these wars are entirely different, thus have an easier time with their backbenchers than do Labour. Sentimental Tory MPs back wars they should oppose. Sentimental Labour MPs oppose wars they ought to support.
Not just bombing cities, either. We have a profound appreciation for marketing. Fair dues about the ex-Marxism, btw; though as part of a Lacanian psychoanalytic tendency I was too hip to have ever been considered reliable.
And we do have a new revolutionary Utopia. It is called the United States of America.
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Sing It... Van Jones Cut Nasty Hate-Filled Music Album, Too! (Video)

Unbelievable!
Barack Obama's wacky communist-Truther Green Czar who hated Bush, whitey and capitalism also spent some time in the music studio. While he was director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Van Jones cut a vile CD against whites, the government, Israel, The Man, oil companies, and everything else American.
Van Jones was even featured in the recording!

** Verum Serum discovered this and has much more on Van Jones the record producer:
Here are a few of the lines from hate-filled anti-white, anti-American, anti-Israeli recording by Van Jones and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights:

Various Singers-Poets: The American way, manufactuered by these white folks in office. By these rich men here to mock us. The United States is a stolen land led by right-wing, war hungry, oil thirsty. And when it's all said and done they still can't clean their own place because they got people of color playing servant to do that sh*t for them... The true terrorists are made in the US, in this police state... The US is a crack-fiend for oil. And they're ready to rape, kill, assault, rob anybody and everybody...

Bombing babies in the night. Two wrongs don't make a right... The US needs to exit its colonies in Iraq, in the region and finally in Israel.

Van Jones: At this point. The end of the occupation. The right of return of the Palestinian people. These are critical dividing lines in human rights. We have to be here. No American would put up with an Israeli-style occupation of their hometown for 53 days let alone 54 years. US tax dollars are funding violence against people of color inside the US borders and outside the US borders.
1,664 posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 4:15:01 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Small Business Owner That Caused "Major Uproar" at Town Hall Goes "On the Record" - Video

Here is video of a small business owner going "On the Record" that caused a "major uproar" at a town hall meeting when she voiced her opposition to ObamaCare. When she was done speaking the crowd cheered and it was clear that the majority of people agreed with her. The town hall part is also shown in the video right before the interview. (Watch Video)

Can we now debate immigration? [McCain reportedly working with Obama on a new amnesty] [hurl alert]

Obama Regulation Czar Advocated Removing People’s Organs

Just combine with this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/863306/posts
China introduces execution vans
The Australian ^ | 3-13-2003

BLACKS HATE AMERICA : SPOKEN IN LOVE ( REV. MANNING VIDEO )

I agree with Pastor Manning on may things, but I disagree on this one point. Although, I would guess that 96% of blacks involved in national politics do hate America...

Why has the press ignored hate crime against a white teenager?

Bill Cosby speaks bluntly about black people and education

Montel Williams Urges Michelle Bachmann To Kill Herself~Video

Gotta love our new post most-racial society...
 

Jason Mattera goes undercover at ObamaCare rally

Link to video in thread title:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NkoWIH8_wA
At the anti-war rally:
Jason Mattera bans greed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKJIGnfd2jY&feature=channel_page
Jason Mattera confused by free market socialists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQAQAWjA7U&feature=channel_page
Comin' soon to a school near you?

Jihad Continues in Thailand!~Bomb Attack

Rothbard Vindicated

BlogWarZ!

Lying about the Debt (Government won't tell you that our Debt/GDP ratio will exceed 100% in 2 years)

David Horowitz Tells Glenn Beck "No Doubt" Obama Agenda is to "Create a Socialist Future" - Video

Obama 'Outreach' To School Kids Feels More Like Personality Cult

Social Security and the Democratic process - facts I was unaware of

Here’s an old thread on an even older booklet: “The Revolution Was”, written in 1938 about FDR and the New Deal. It is ALL happening again.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/929392/posts
EXCERT:
Then from the point of view of scientific revolutionary technic what would the problems be? They set themselves down in sequence as follows:
The first, naturally, would be to capture the seat of government.
The second would be to seize economic power.
The third would be to mobilize by propaganda the forces of hatred.
The fourth would he to reconcile and then attach to the revolution the two great classes whose adherence is indispensable but whose interests are economically antagonistic, namely, the industrial wage earners and the farmers, called in Europe workers and peasants.
The fifth would be what to do with business whether to liquidate or shackle it......
IT CONTINUES for several more points, and then spends several pages describing each. And is ALL very relevent today.
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1,665 posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 6:21:59 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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obama's September Swan Song For America?

Behind the tumult of ObamaCare and attempts to hold America’s children hostage to indoctrination at their first day back at school this year, history is being rewritten by Barack Hussein Obama and his Shadow Government of Czars.
Will historians someday record September 2009 as “September’s Swan Song for America”?
America and Free World patriots: This is what Obama and His Shadow Government have lined up for you:
Timeline:
Sept. 8: Back to School when tens of millions of children from pre-kindergarten and up will see pictures, not of Presidents Washington and Jefferson but ones of an anti-American, whose own school records are sealed off from public view.
Sept. 11: The Shadow Government’s newly-named 9/11 anniversary “Patriot Day”, when Obama’s Organizing for America (“I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington…I’m asking you to believe in yours”) and “all 50 States” are coordinating this: “As we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.” That’s right, Dems will be dialing for dollars with two phone calls each during this year’s 9/11 Memorial.
Sept. 20: “The People’s Republic of China is celebrating 60 years of hard core communism…by raising the flag of that communist country on the south lawn of the White House on September 20.” (jbs.org, Sept. 3, 2009). “While the flags of many nations are flown at the White House when dignitaries of those countries visit, this seems to be the first time a foreign nation’s flag will be hoisted to celebrate that country’s founding, communist or not.”
Sept. 25: 50,000 worshipers are anticipated to celebrate Jummah prayer on Capitol Hill.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com

Controlling Children's Minds

 
 
1,666 posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 9:02:10 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Is MA Storm Trooper bill a Test Case for Obama Takeover?

Massachusetts’ ‘Pandemic Act of 2009’ (st02028) is making its way through that state’s legislature. Contained in the bill are stipulations that can truly be described as draconian and Orwellian—two descriptive words that apply more and more each and every day to those administrators of ObamaLand. For our leftist ‘friends’: Don’t think so? Well…let’s take a look, shall we?
Line 84 jumps right in to “restrict or prohibit the assemblages of persons.” No more constitutionally protected right to assemble, kids. On lines 217-228 of Massachusetts’ Pandemic [and Subjugation] Act of 2009, references which pertain to authorities learning of a case of “a reported disease or health condition—or suspicious event [wonder what that is?]—advise that he or she shall immediately notify the State Police.“ Hmmm.

HIV Exempted from Pandemic Control Bill H2028

Obama Has Failed to Answer the Difficult Questions

Bachmann: Dems out to sabotage Palin, conservative women

M. Steyn: The Omnipresent Leader - They want us to “pledge to be a servant to our president”?

White House Debunks Reports It Will Fly China's Flag on South Lawn ( No Chicom Flags. PERIOD )

Or...

America's Constitution is being demeaned, dismissed, and destroyed, May God bless America

College for $99 a Month (Online Education Could Be Catastrophic for Universities)

More BlogWarZ!

Democrats say GOP wants to kill Medicare [I want to kill Medicare]

They tried this scare back in 95 when they took Mr. Newt's comments totally out of context, remember John Lewis on the Floor? "They're coming for the old! They're coming for the poor! They're coming for the chil'ren!!" Tell a lie, repeat it often, etc., etc., etc.

Obama’s Friends ‘Out’ the Death Panels

The president and his media enablers are outraged, just outraged, that anyone would suggest the prospect of, let alone come up with a name for, government panels designed to ration care for the elderly — and as the president said, “pull the plug on grandma.”
This is why so many doofus talking-heads (and even a few folks here) are trying to claim the euphemism Death Panels is, to put it as Scarborough did, "... a bald-faced lie." No, it isn't -- a group of appointed persons (panel) will determine who shall receive treatment, medicine, procedure and who shall not, those who are denied die where they may well have survived had they received the care (death).
It isn't about "pulling the plug on grandma" -- it is more akin to not putting in the plug in the first place.

CNN's "Deuling Busses" (Astroturf, anyone?)





Overcoming ‘Remote-Control’ Government

There’s a shell game in government that makes it nearly impossible for you and I to stop the runaway spending. Worse, it’s designed to get you to focus on a seemingly insoluble problem far away, while the real solution lies just down the street, practically in your own backyard.
Let me use the concrete example of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, to show how this masterful diversion plays out. I’m sure it works much the same where you live. [Disclosure: I'm currently running for Lehigh County executive, which is why I'm learning about this.]
How they avoid tar and feathers
Three-quarters of the Lehigh County budget ($305 million) is “pass-through” money that comes from the state and federal governments. We send our money to Gov. Ed Rendell. He launders it, it shrinks, and then he sends it back to us with careful instructions on how we may use it. There are 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that operate by the same principle. Multiply that by 3,141 counties (or parishes, etc.) nationwide and you get a sense of the scope and impact....

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com

Point of the Dagger (2): The Orwellian Language of Big Government

1,667 posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 2:23:59 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Jeremiah Wright behind a White House desk

The key point about the Van Jones affair is what it tells us about Barack Obama. Jones isn't someone who slipped through the cracks of the vetting process. We know this because, as Scott pointed out earlier today, top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett has said, "So, Van Jones, we were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House; we were watching him. . .for as long as he's been active out in Oakland."

Is Sarah Palin the “real” Hope for Change?

Catching Up to Mexico

1,668 posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 6:37:04 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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T. CODDINGTON VAN VOORHEES VII: An Ill Wind is Breaking For Our President.A LOOK AT THE AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT DATA. Note how badly wrong the White House’s pre-stimulus projections were. Remember this when you hear their healthcare projections . . . .
augustunempdata
Related: Why there are no new jobs. “If the president and his advisers think we can have a recovery while they attack the private sector and seek a vast expansion of government, they are in for a rude awakening. It turns out we need those private-sector employers. Who knew?” Well, some of us did. . .
TEENAGE UNEMPLOYMENT at a record high. “According to today’s job report, the overall unemployment rate (the percentage of people in the labor force not working but looking for work) in August rose to 9.7 percent, its highest level in 26 years. The teenage unemployment rate, however, is at 25.5 percent, its highest level since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track of such data in 1948.”
UPDATE: Rand Simberg writes: “I’m sure it’s just coincidence that this happened right after Congress jacked up the minimum wage in the middle of a deep recession. This was the kind of thing that FDR did that made the Great Depression great.”
 Constituent Lectures Congressman On Executive Power.
NETWORKS NOT EXCITED ABOUT CARRYING OBAMA HEALTH SPEECH. “After a brief honeymoon after Obama’s January inauguration, the broadcast networks have become increasingly frustrated by the frequency of his requests for primetime coverage. The pre-emptions wreak havoc on the networks’ schedules and cost millions of dollars in lost ad revenue.”
UPDATE: Has Obama Run Out of Gas on Health Care?
ANOTHER UPDATE: It’s all about racism! [Later: Sorry, I meant raaaaacism.]
MORE: Charles Krauthammer: “What happened to President Obama? His wax wings having melted, he is the man who fell to earth. . . . For a man who only recently bred a cult, ordinariness is a great burden, and for his acolytes, a crushing disappointment. Obama has become a politician like others. And like other flailing presidents, he will try to salvage a cherished reform — and his own standing — with yet another prime-time speech.”
Plus, You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.

Obama’s ‘Urban Czar’ Got Kickbacks?

September 5th, 2009
[Note: this is a reprise of an article we posted back on March 1, 2009. For it seems relevant to repost, with the current interest in some quarters about the curriculum vitæ of Mr. Obama’s numerous czars.]
Some pretty impressive investigative journalism from (of all places) the New York Daily News:
Bronx Boro President Adolfo Carrion on the roof of the Bronx Courthouse with the old and the new Yankee Stadium behind him.

Buildings sprang up as donations rained down on Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion

By Benjamin Lesser and Greg B. Smith    
Sunday, March 1st 2009
The man who is President Obama’s newly minted urban czar pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign cash from city developers whose projects he approved or funded with taxpayers’ money, a Daily News probe found.
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion often received contributions just before or after he sponsored money for projects or approved important zoning changes, records show.
Most donations were organized and well-timed.
In one case, a developer became a Carrion fund-raiser two months before the borough president signed off on his project, raising more than $6,000 in campaign cash.
In another, eight Boricua College officials came up with $8,000 on the same day for Carrion three weeks before the school filed plans to build a new tower. Carrion ultimately approved the project and sponsored millions in taxpayer funds for it.
Carrion resigned as borough president effective Sunday and begins his new job as director of the White House Office on Urban Policy Monday
Here’s a look at some of his donors:
TRI-LINE CONTRACTING
One of Carrion’s largest donors and fund-raisers is Jose Velazquez, owner of Tri-Line Contracting Inc. of Manhattan. Between his employees and developers and other donors, he has raised $83,700 for Carrion.
Tri-Line is working at two of the biggest developments Carrion has championed, including the new Yankee Stadium.
Carrion signed off on it in 2005 with the caveat that the Yanks hire a big percentage of local contractors and workers. One of the contractors was Tri-Line, which is building a conference center and museum in the stadium.
Velazquez said he raised money for Carrion because he supported him as a fellow Hispanic and felt that "this is the guy to lead this city." …
GATEWAY
Tri-Line is also building a Staples store in a new mall a block from the stadium called Gateway at Bronx Terminal Market. Velazquez said he got the job through competitive bidding.
Developer Related Companies’ subsidiary, BTM Development Partners, needed Carrion and the city Planning Commission to change zoning, modify height restrictions and approve permits for parking spaces.
As the project moved forward, the neighborhood railed about increased traffic and the impact the chain stores would have on local businesses. All the while Related executives wrote campaign checks to Carrion.
On March 10, 2005, five $1,000 donations from Related executives arrived. On June 20, 2005, the company notified the city it planned to build a  1 million-square-foot retail center with 2,610 parking spaces and a 250-room hotel.
On Oct. 19, 2005, Carrion approved the project, with his office monitoring local hiring. Since 2003, Carrion has received $39,100 from 24 Gateway-related donations
The Daily News cites four more very similar instances of what certainly appears to be “pay to play” kickbacks involving Mr. Carrion.
If true, this is pretty blatant corruption — even for a Democrat.
But, for some odd reason, this got very little attention from our watchdog media.
And, at least according to his entry at Wikipedia, Mr. Carrion has not lost his post as Mr. Obama’s ‘Urban Czar.’
Indeed, it is not even clear whether Mr. Carrion is still under investigation or not.
So there seems to have been no consequences whatsoever for Mr. Carrion’s past activities. In other times, this would be outrageous.
But not, alas, in the age of Obama.
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NAACP Releases Statement In Support of Obama's Communist-Truther Green Czar... Blame Glenn Beck

Clearly this organization lost its way a long, long time ago...
The NAACP, a once great human rights group, released a statement today in support of Barack Obama's communist-Truther, whitey-hating, Jew-hating, cop killer supporting, Green czar in the White House.

Van Jones and killer Mumia al-Jamal released a hate-filled music album together.

Instead, the NAACP is blaming Glenn Beck.
NAACP Continues its Support of Special Advisor of Green Jobs Van Jones and the White House Green Jobs Initiative. The NAACP is calling for civility in the national discourse on safe, clean communities and sustainable sources of domestic energy. It is time to end the personal attacks on administration officials as a distraction to crucial discussion on our nation and our world's environmental conditions.

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous:

“It is sad and unfortunate that our nation's precious airwaves and cable television time are being occupied with the unscrupulous, diversionary tactics launched by right wing extremists such as Glenn Beck. These desperate tactics divert America's attention and intellectual resources away from issues affecting our families and communities. These life-and-death concerns are being overshadowed by employing ruthless attacks against Van Jones, White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs and dedicated advocate for safe, clean and healthy communities.

Van Jones has established himself through his many years in public service as a hardworking advocate for positive, progressive change. He is a devoted husband and father. Mr. Beck and the other news services' portrayal of Mr. Jones to the contrary is not only distracting and disingenuous but harmful and destructive.
Apparently, pointing out Van Jones' own radical statements and support for communism is being "disingenuous" and "distracting."
Explain that one.
1,669 posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 7:03:49 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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This morning's death threat

Islam, The Alleged Religion of Peace® ( TARP™ ) Alert...
18,000 AT CINCINNATI TEA PARTY EVENT:
It was festival-like atmosphere of patriotism, with food vendors, face-painting for kids and live music for crowd that Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones estimated topped out at 18,000.
People of all ages were wearing patriotic clothing in hues of red, white and blue, many carrying American flags and hand-made signs with myriad slogans.
Plus, an Austin Tea Party:

The debate over President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plan spilled onto the south steps of the State Capitol Saturday afternoon.
Thousands of people from across Texas who don’t support the president’s plan rallied with signs as several guest speakers took the stage.
One was Steve Crowder of PJTV fame.
I LINKED THIS PIECE ON THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE YESTERDAY, but several readers liked this passage enough that it’s worth highlighting:

Les Bayless, the retired treasurer of Service Employees International Union 1199, blamed poor leadership within the union community for its troubles. “We need different leaders,” he said. Of the health care protesters, he said, “I think they are out there because of TARP [the $787 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program passed by Congress]. TARP p*** me off, too. We let them own that issue.”
The group collectively lamented that the Right discovered Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” “It’s kind of scary! They have learned all of the tricks,” said Sue Esty, the assistant director of American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Maryland.
Scary, indeed. Meanwhile, people on the right are finding the opposition pathetic rather than scary.
INSTAPUNDIT, JULY 23, 2008: “He’s not running for President of the United States. He’s running for President of Earth.”
Sept. 5, 2009: “On September 24, the president will take the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council.”
THE DEFICITS ARE COMING:

Mr. Walker’s own speeches are vivid and clear. “We have four deficits: a budget deficit, a savings deficit, a value-of-the-dollar deficit and a leadership deficit,” he tells one group. “We are treating the symptoms of those deficits, but not the disease.”
Mr. Walker identifies the disease as having a basic cause: “Washington is totally out of touch and out of control,” he sighs. “There is political courage there, but there is far more political careerism and people dodging real solutions.” He identifies entrenched incumbency as a real obstacle to change. “Members of Congress ensure they have gerrymandered seats where they pick the voters rather than the voters picking them and then they pass out money to special interests who then make sure they have so much money that no one can easily challenge them,” he laments. He believes gerrymandering should be curbed and term limits imposed if for no other reason than to inject some new blood into the system. On campaign finance, he supports a narrow constitutional amendment that would bar congressional candidates from accepting contributions from people who can’t vote for them: “If people can’t vote in a district not their own, should we allow them to spend unlimited money on behalf of someone across the country?”
Read the whole thing.
MITCH DANIELS: The Coming Reset In State Government: My fellow governors and I are likely facing a permanent reduction in tax revenues. “State government finances are a wreck...
A PATTERN OF INCOMPETENCE? “Who could have warned us that a man who served seven years in the state legislature and three years in the Senate would not have been prepared for the toughest executive position in the Free World? We did. Repeatedly. So did John McCain, and for that matter, so did Hillary Clinton.” Expect this to play out in thumbsucker columns on whether America is “ungovernable.”
Maybe the advice he’s getting from Jack Webb will help. “Don’t try to build a new country. Make the old one work.”
And this is just fun. Which led me to this.
UPDATE: Reader Michael Harlow writes: “If America is ungovernable, then that would be a reason to have less of government, right?”
You’d think, but I can pretty much promise that it won’t be spun that way.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Charles Austin emails:

Reading the post on incompetence, I began to wonder if part of the problem is that the political class believes it can do absolutely anything because America is just too big to fail. Republican, Democrat, doesn’t matter. They seem to think they can spend, tax, regulate, and social engineer to their hearts content because their actions can’t bring us down, no matter what. Gee, I find myself in the unenviable position of hoping they are right.
FWIW, the last several administrations and Congresses have been nothing more than walking, talking, spending advertisements for smaller, limited government. Oh well.
Nothing is too big to fail.

U.N. declares Castro a “World Hero of Solidarity”

September 5, 2009 01:33 PM by Michelle Malkin
Yes, it’s true.
The United Nations has declared misery-inducing, freedom-strangling Cuban dictator Fidel Castro a “World Hero of Solidarity.”
Via David Kopel at Volokh Conspiracy, h/t Hans Bader at OpenMarket.org, who writes:98 Comments
 
"Isn’t it time to tell the UN to find another home? To think about the money the taxpayers of the US have paid to the UN, only to have it go to Sexual Molestations of the downtrodden around the globe. Enough! I’ve been to Cuba and spent 5 weeks there in 1991. Those people want freedom but they can’t express themselves. if they do, they are sent to prison. I guess Obama is about to ignore our constitution and try the same thing here. Actions speak louder than words and Obama’s action against the Honduran Constitution and Supreme Court scares the hell out of me. Seems to me with the radicals he has surrounded himself with he’s trying to do the sae thing here. Banks, autos, health and home and the media is next!"
 

GREEN CZAR VAN JONES RESIGNS!... Communist Leaves White House

** BARACK OBAMA'S COMMUNIST-TRUTHER GREEN JOBS CZAR RESIGNS! **
Will The New York Times finally report on this story now?...
Or, will they ignore this too?

Barack Obama's communist-Truther Green Czar resigned late last night.
Let the biased headlines begin--
NBC says its the GOP's fault!

Kristinn found another report of Van Jones bashing cops to their faces.

World Net Daily has a report.

Oh Brother... Van Jones plays innocent victim in his resignation statement:
The Washington Post reported:

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Saturday. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

He continued: "I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight.' But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future."
Good-bye, victim.
Don't let the White House door hit your communist butt on the way out.

Funny... It wasn't that long ago that Van Jones was bashing Rumsfeld for resigning.
1,670 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 3:26:00 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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DefendGlenn.com reacts to Van Jones resignation

Inside the Beltway - Sarah Palin

 

Charles Krauthammer: Obama exposed as mere mortal

Van Jones Quits but Your Fight Is Far From Over

Vice President Biden Announces Finalized $535 Million Loan Guarantee for Solyndra [WHITEHOUSE.GOV]

This is a shocking story and if we weren’t living in Bizarro World would be front page news. There is no business reason for the US government to give a half-billion dollar loan guarantee to a start-up “green” energy company.
 
 

Unemployment Skyrockets Again in August to 9.7%

 
Jest keep throwin' Mo'Money at it, MoBamBam...
 

Now a documentary on Obama’s late mother!

KING OBAMA AND HIS APPOINTED PRINCES BYPASS THE CONSTITUTION AND RULE AMERICA - BY FORCE IF NEED BE

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... let me tell you my story as briefly as I can.
Back when Hillary looked like the front runner, I stated loudly and publicly on the forums I inhabit that I would stay home rather than vote for McCain ( who I dubbed Capn' Queeg ) or any of those other tired, old Republican retreads.
Then Obama came along, and he sounded- at first-- not alarming.
But when I saw the eerie, quasi- religious fanaticism of his supporters, I started getting worried- they were kooks.
So, I decided to hold my nose and vote for The Capn' regardless, but I did not like it a bit-- it felt like BobDole! BobDole! All over again.
Now Miss Emily and I have been married almost 25 years, and in all that time I have never been able to get her to vote, protest, or show any interest in politics- she was a Goldwater Girl ( the real thing, not the phony Hillary type ) who turned into a Democrat after college at a liberal arts school, and becoming a union member.
When Sarah was introduced, she actually stood up, and yelled “I want to vote for that woman!” ( And for what little it's worth, I'd been aware of Sarah for some time, and hoped against hope she'd get the VP nomination )
And she campaigned tirelessly for her, and that, err, the white-haired guy...
And threw up all night after it became apparent that the Kenyan/Indonesian/Whateverian Usurper had it in the bag.
I don't know if it's enough to win an election, but there is a base of people like my wife- atypical, drawn to a new face with basically good ideas, who isn't part of that ghastly beltway Good Old Boy network of power-happy thieves.
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On Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, and the Argument for Elitism (This is a long but great piece)

Horowitz Exposes Leftist Agenda On Glenn Beck

Job market expected to recover in 2014 (Say WHAT???)

Obama will own it all by 2012 and he will be a one-term wonder. I said as much 6 months ago, and it will be because the economy is still bad. There will be no visible recovery before 2012, and his spending is just making things worse. The media will run interference for him and scream that Bush so ruined the economy, nobody could fix it in 4 years. It won’t matter. Everybody will know people who are hurting and will want “change.” The Republicans will get another chance to screw things up. We’ll see...




Here's one I made:
 
1,671 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:32:24 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Swine Flu: Path to Martial Law?

Zero can declare anything he wants, the military won’t support him, most of LEO’s won’t, and millions will pay no attention...
 
The most tone-deaf president in our history is not done committing political suicide:

Obama’s UN Gambit: King of the Universe and the Polls

Looking for a quick and easy boost in the polls, President Obama has decided to go to the one place where merit bears no relationship to adulation: the United Nations. On September 24, the president will take the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council.

No American president has ever attempted to acquire the image of King of the Universe by officiating at a meeting of the UN’s highest body. But Obama apparently believes that being flanked by council-member heads of state like Col. Moammar Qaddafi--who is expected to be seated five seats to Obama’s right--will cast a sufficiently blinding spell on the American taxpayer that the perilous state of the nation’s economy, the health-care fiasco, and a summer of “post-racial” scapegoating will pale by comparison.


http://article.nationalreview.co...2NkNWUyOTU=& p=1

Obama is now officially on another planet. He is genuinely off his rocker.
 
 
 
Eve m-o-r-e BlogWarZ!
602Ace effing destroyed LGF the last three days. God bless that inglourious basterd!
Oh, and btw, I'm going to refer to CJ as a truther-apologist from now on. Beacuse that's what he is. I hope others will do the same.

Van Jones, in His Own Words (Van Jones -Black Racist - why is this not being discussed?)

Obama Jive-Talk Express

Why Dick Cheney is More American than Barack Obama



Obama dropping like stone in states he won in 08. Virginia 42%, Washington 51% etc etc....

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Obama Offends - And Doesn't Seem To Know It

 
 

Major school systems won't be open when Obama speaks to kids

You can add to this...of the each 100 kids who do get forced into the room to watch....at least thirty are doped up, drunk or half-asleep from being up at 1AM. Three will be pregnant girls sitting there and worrying about how to explain to Mom about their situation. Eight will be anti-authority geeks who will challenge everything that the President says. Five will be guys who are having affairs with their teachers so they are thinking about lusty things. Twenty-five will be products of a “Rush-Hannity-Beck” household and openly repeat what Dad said or what Rush said...driving the English Literature teacher crazy because this ate up an entire hour. Fourteen of them will be wondering what the big guy is saying because English is a second language for them. Three will hint things related to 1936 Nazi Germany and be sent home for the rest of the day. So finally, we come to folks who remain...who might be far-left liberal. They might take something positive out of the speech.
These guys who dreamed this up in the White House....are thirty years removed and don’t grasp what’s going on in the education department of the heartland.
5 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 7:25:32 AM by pepsionice

The revolt against the elite

Obama May Actually Save Our Nation


You can't dismiss a man who has put this country into debt so deep, we may never recover unless, all his programs for welfare for the UNIONS and stealth reparations for "his people" are repealed; that the unused bail out monies are returned to the 'people' i.e., the treasury and NEVER again can anyone who has ever cheated on their taxes be allowed to run for office; crooks in office now with their powerful fiefdoms, be removed if they have served for 12 years. Clean out the 'rats' on both sides.
We can return America to her roots but it means we observe our Constitutional laws, no one is above those laws.
"Can't say we weren't warned. "commander zero" was out in the open about it, said he was going to "fundamentally change" and "remake" America. "
Yep. He came right out and said "we lived in the greatest country in the world" and he was going to change it.
He didn't say we lived in the crappiest country in the world, and he was going to fix it.

Walking Our Way Out of Recession

I was gone to MN for three weeks (kayaking/camping) and on my drive home, there were seven small shops closed with “for sale” signs in front of their shops for the 15 or so miles from the State line to my house. I later learned that the banks have been calling in their loans on businesses. My auto repair shop also closed because the bank called in its loan.
 

Obama’s Green Job’s Czar Resigns, Glenn Beck Leader of Republican Party.

The Repubican party is a whore that Conservatives married... and she keeps on sleeping with our enemies... every election she tells us how much she loves us but as soon as her people are reelected, she is off to the pub to drink and sleep with the enemy... so if the repubic party of which I no longer belong... after 37 years of faithful support... wants me to dance with her once again... she is going to have to have her "Come to JESUS" moment and change from the bottom up. Want my vote... give me a true Conservative... one that loves America... to vote for... not a gaylord like light-foot lyndsey or a whores (yes I call them whores because they sell themselves and their souls for power) like snowe or collins.
LLS
89 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 1:02:16 PM by LibLieSlayer
 
 
 
...we need the supporting choir and group analysis Free Dominion and the Fourniers bring to the mix.
 
1,672 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 1:33:58 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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MICKEY KAUS on the Van Jones resignation. “I’ve been waiting for the day when a prominent pol resigns and for print MSM readers it appears to be out-of-the-blue, though everyone on the Web knows the whole story.”Scott Johnson: “Jones was also a perfect symbol of the dereliction of the mainstream media in the Age of Obama. Those who rely on the New York Times for their news, for example, will learn of Jones’s departure some time soon, but it will come as a great surprise to them, and well after the shouting is over. Whatever Jones said is already heard indistinctly, like a distant echo, in the Times’s lame overnight report. Byron York’s tabulation of words devoted to the recent revelations about Jones in the mainstream media as of Friday and Saturday provided a notable marker.”
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: “I fear that this is the most polarizing administration we have seen in matters of race since the 1920s.”
SOME HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ON THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, in my Washington Examiner column today. With reference to Pauline Maier’s From Resistance to Revolution, an excellent piece of historical scholarship on popular resistance to government overreaches.

The resignation (and coming MSM/left-wing martyrdom) of Van Jones; Obama “thanks him for his service”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 6, 2009 08:47 AM
Scroll down for updates…

Bay Area Marxist/Truther/Mumia-supporting race hustler-turned-environmental justice guru Van Jones has resigned from his post as Barack Obama’s green jobs czar.
In classic Team Obama style, Jones blames an orchestrated “campaign” of “lies and distortions to distract and divide.” Get ready for the coming media/left-wing martyrdom of Jones. Never mind his own apologies and weasel excuses for his radical views.
The mainstream media, which has ignored criticism and investigative analysis of Jones in the blogosphere/Internet since the spring (see, for example, here, here, here, here) repeats the lie that Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck targeted Jones only after the czar’s organization, Color of Change, initiated a boycott against Beck at the beginning of August:
Instead of compensating for their willful failure to cover Jones’s radicalism by informing their readers about the full story, Obama water-carriers are helping the administration with its own campaign of distortion.
The story is not just about Beck or Fox or us racist conservatives martyring Van Jones.
The story is not just about Jones.
The story is about Adolfo Carrion, Carol Browner, Vivek Kundra, Nancy DeParle, John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd, Obama’s education comrades, and the culture of circumvention and corruption that plagues this White House.
The story is the czar explosion, purposeful undermining of congressional oversight, Valerie Jarrett’s promotion of a two-bit Jeremiah Wright in eco-guru’s clothing, and the public vetting of unaccountable Obama appointees that Washington won’t do.
They don’t get it. They’re in the tank. Behind the curve. And slouching towards irrelevance.
Republicans in Washington were bringing up the rear. This was no victory for them.
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"Each week reveals the truth about the Obama Administration’s mission and beliefs…like peeling layers of a rotten onion. I am numb to surprise in the details, but that doesn’t mean I won’t fight this at the voting booth. No matter the controversy, it will be “racist.” That word is what this administration hides behind and throws in the face of any argument "
Van Jones resignation and the inevitable race card [Darleen Click]
Yep, President Obama has surely ushered in an era of post racialism
Michelle Malkin has a link-rich roundup of the distortions and lies the Legacy Media, aka Democrat PR Media, are pushing in the Van Jones “resignation” meme.
9/10er, Charles Johnson backpedals on his support of Van Jones on the front page but falls in line with the “lynch mob” Leftist mendacity in the comments [h/t Pablo] (and engages in disingenuous moral equivalency as added stooooopity.)
But it can’t be Van Jones’ fault that he’s a Marxist, vulgar, cop-killer-supporting Truther! No, no, it’s Glenn Beck’s fault! And the GOP!!! Van Jones was scalped I tell you!
There’s even the claim this was because of poor vetting by the Obama administration. What, Valerie Jarrett doesn’t know how to use Google? Please, what you have here is that Van Jones, with his background as a radical activist, was acceptable to be an Obama czar. Because this isn’t just a one time fluke, considering Dr. “Complete Life System” Zeke Emanuel and “People are a plague” John Holdren.
Obama ran on a platform of “Transforming America” and people are realizing he was serious and they are not happy with what “transform” means when translated from ObamaSpeak.
Leftists aren’t happy that their goals for a militarily-neutered, Euro-statist-economy, post-Western-culture America isn’t being readily achieved. And they will use the race-card at each and every pushback in a naked attempt to guilt people into shutting up.
Schmucks.
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Oh, btw, if you think Obama’s driving need to never be out of the news-cycle, even if it means doing an unprecedented, nationwide address to K-6th graders is, well, a little creepy, then you must be a racist.
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Via Bob Reed, some good stuff from Dan Collins entitled Van Gone

And he’ll always find an audience for his assertion that Whitey done him wrong. Don’t cry for Van; he’s doing enough crying for himself.
1,673 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 3:13:59 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Olby to the Kos Kids: Send Me Every Rumor or Slander You Have on Glenn Beck

—Ace

We'll show those McCarthyites what real McCarthyism is.
This is the finger I troll for dirt with!
Incidentally, he keeps spelling "oligarchy" wrong to make fun of Glenn Beck, who attempted to create an acronym out of "oligarchy" but didn't include a word for the "c." Honestly, it's my guess that word was "communist" but he abandoned it before going live. Nope: Commenters tell me the word was "czar," and further tell me he deliberately omitted it to "set up" his liberal critics. I don't get that last bit myself, but that's what I'm told.
You know the persnickety dick who catches you in a typo in an online spat and then won't shut up about it for six weeks? Yeah.
So, Olby's trolling for "news" from the Daily Kos.
But he's, like, a journalist and stuff.
Thanks to Morgen of Verum Serum.
Irony: Although the supposed prompt for this is Glenn Beck's call for information about Cass Sunstein, I think it's pretty clear that he's reacting to the smear campaign (ahem) which resulted in the lynching (ahem) of Van Jones.
The irony here is that Van Jones was drummed from his office because it is unacceptable in American politics to be a Truther. It is considered too embarrassing and too nutty and ruins one's political credibility.
And where does Olby go to seek his vengeance?
To the Daily Kos, which put up an announcement that no Truther statements or comments or petitions were permitted on the site, and would be deleted immediately, because Trutherism was too embarrassing and too nutty for the site's political credibility.
So, you know, Van Jones got pushed out of office by the same "McCarthyite tactics" that Kos employs to keep his site free of Trutherism.
What is creeping fascism when applied to a high government official is not, apparently, fascism, creeping or otherwise, when used against a common citizen of no public importance posting on a stupid blog.


Posted by Ace at 02:22 PM New Comments Thingy
 
4 Ooooh... We're soooo scared!!!!

Everything that Glenn Beck has ever done or said is or has been out there for quite a while, I'd bet. The salient point that the fools on the left fail to realize is that it isn't the messenger - it's the message. Aside from that, who the hell watches Keith Olbergruppenfuhrer anyway?

Truth will out.
1,674 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 3:44:57 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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British Daily Mail is reporting that three doctors were "paid by Libyan government to say Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi had three months to live":
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Bruce’s Two-Bits


What’s with this President, anyhow! Incompetent? Extremist? False G-d? Take your pick.

PowerLine has fits; we all should. “Remember how warmly Obama treated Gaddafi's pal Hugo Chavez. Maybe Obama, too, was taken aback by the fact that most Americans don't forget so easily when their countrymen are slaughtered by terrorists [the freed Lockerbie bomber]. As for Megrahi, one can only hope that the medical opinions that were bought [emphasis added; Libya paid the doctor, and England] by the Libyan government turn out to be accurate, and the son of a bitch dies. Soon.” Then, “Having watched the rise of Van Jones, why did Team Obama nonetheless "recruit" him into the White house? Because what Jones says and believes is well within the range of what Obama believes, and thus not jarrring to him and his crew….This, of course, is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright phenomenon all over again.”  Ed Morrissey and Mark Tapscott point out Obama’s pattern of incompetence. For example:



Van Jones finally resigns, saying “"They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."  Heck, Jones, they’re your own extremist words that sunk you and you’re still spouting nonsense.

Gateway Pundit adds more: Obama Promised 600,000 Jobs This Summer-- Lost Nearly 1 Million Instead (Video) and lets not forget this from Obama: Obama Expands Relations With Communist Cuba-- Cracks Down On US Ally Honduras. Then,


No American president has ever attempted to acquire the image of King of the Universe by officiating at a meeting of the UN’s highest body. But Obama apparently believes that being flanked by council-member heads of state like Col. Moammar Qaddafi — who is expected to be seated five seats to Obama’s right — will cast a sufficiently blinding spell on the American taxpayer that the perilous state of the nation’s economy, the health-care fiasco, and a summer of “post-racial” scapegoating will pale by comparison.

A Stable Pakistan Needs a Stable Afghanistan:  The fight against militant Islam must be pursued on both sides of the border.

Tops off to Topps.  I don’t remember these trading cards from when I was a kid.  If they’d had them then, I should have kept them.



Lunatic Mainstream. Mark Steyn wrote:


Truther and consequences
Megan McArdle writes: If the right ever wants to get back in power, it needs to start policing its lunatic fringe.
Er, okay. But the left is in power, and it's got Van Jones the Truther in the White House. Which isn't exactly the "fringe". More of a lunatic mainstream, isn't it? Which may be why The New York Times et al have decided there's no story.



From Moonbattery
Madonna Caps Israel Trip Greeting Jewish Sabbath With Netanyahu
Big Pair of Stones Award, Take II
Pelosi loath to drop hammer on Rangel.  Why? Politico reports because to Pelosi playing politics is more important than honesty.
Obama wants to help workers save by option of giving tax refunds in government savings bonds.  Yea, that oughta work as well as the trillions of dollars of IOUs the Treasury owes Social Security that it hasn’t funds to pay.


Touchy, Touchy, Touchy, aren’t these despots? Arrested for T-shirts:

Vietnamese police have arrested two bloggers and a journalist for their involvement in a plan to print T-shirts opposing China's investment in a bauxite mining project and its claims over disputed islands, sources said.
The arrests underscore how sensitive Vietnam considers relations with China while highlighting the challenge Hanoi faces in keeping public opinion in check as Internet usage blossoms - and where it draws a line on organized dissent.


Hope you are planning a smokin’ Labor Day

 
1,675 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:04:07 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Who’s says this loser is obsessed:
Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck
by Keith Olbermann
Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 10:14:03 AM PDT
I don’t know why I’ve got this phrasing in my head, but: Find everything you can about Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Roger Ailes.
No, even now, I refuse to go all caps.
No, sending me links to the last two Countdowns with my own de-constructions of his biblical vision quality Communist/Fascist/Socialist/Zimbalist art at Rockefeller Center (where, curiously, he works, Comrade) doesn’t count. Nor does sending me links to specious inappropriate point-underscoring prove-you’re-innocent made-up rumors.
Tuesday we will expand this to the television audience and have a dedicated email address to accept leads, tips, contacts, on Beck, his radio producer Burguiere, and the chief of his tv enablers, Ailes (even though Ailes’ power was desperately undercut when he failed to pull off his phony “truce” push).
This becomes necessary after this in order to prove various cliches about goose and gander, and to remind everybody to walk softly and carry a big popsicle, and most particularly to save this nation from the Oligarhy of The Stupid. Read the rest of this entry »
 
"I was just over there reading KO’s diatribe. The comments are priceless. Stunning examples of concentrated crazy they are."
"I’ll give you the same invitation that I issued to Ken on the other thread.
Bring me proof that Van Jones was not a self avowed Communist radical with a criminal record.
Bring me proof.
We’ve got Van Jones on video, in his own words, establishing the facts of this matter."
 
1,676 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:28:35 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Obama climate czar has socialist ties (1/12/2009. Target Obama's EPA Socialist Czar, Carol Browner)

The Frank Marshall Davis Network

check out the link below.
It connects Frank Marshall Davis and Valerie Jarrett’s daddy
‘s LONG RELATIONSH, tying it all from the beginning in the 1940’s, to where Obamassiah is today.
http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2009/06/obama-file-78-smoking-gun-proof-that.html

FNC Video: Blogs Get Credit for Helping to Expose Van Jones. Juajn Williams sides with VJ

Bill Kristol Praises Bloggers (Gateway Pundit) Role in Exposing Van Jones

That's it. Gordon Brown isn't going to make it to the general election

Several simultaneous stories smash a hole in the Prime Minister’s defence of his handling of the Lockerbie affair. The Sunday Telegraph reveals that “the British, Scottish and Libyan governments connived to free Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds”. Libya paid for medical advice that allowed the Scots to free the bomber.

Health Care Debate Revives Immigration Battle

Man Pulled Over with Pipe Bombs, Weapon

 

Obama’s last chance: throw the book at Bush and Cheney

Britain’s blade culture claims another victim ...Scouts’ penknives

This is on the same lines as the gun law. All those who owned guns for sport or recreational purposes were denied them, whilst those, who were meant to be deprived of them, were the very criminals that the law was devised for. Now the only people owning guns and knives are these hooligans and criminals who don't give a fig for the law anyway.

Civil Rights Commission Demands Voter Intimidation Answers

Law in the Telecosm ( RE: Mark Lloyd )

Man Tells Dem Rep. Pascrell "Socialized Medicine" is "Un-American" - Video

Teenage Unemployment Rate at Record High [25%]: NYT Blog Post Commenters Explain Why [minimum wage]

I was talking about real live adults, out of work, like me. I was an administrator for a non profit until the economy killed it, now I unload trucks at a big box retailer for under 8 bucks an hour. The store used to be full of part time hs and college students, now its full of people like me, and we got hired at less than what the few teens are making to boot. Supply and demand. Managers are hiring folks like us before teens because of reliability, work ethic, and alot of them know we have teenagers to feed, we are not looking for date night money.

Revolution #2009 (Huffington Post is calling conservatives out - civil war coming?)

Seal off the cities and they start to starve inside of 3 weeks.It works for me.

Construction Loans Falter, a Bad Omen for Banks

Steyn lands one to the kisser of msm

It'll be in Bartlett's by next week   [Mark Steyn]
Speaking of The New York Times, Jonah, in my weekend column I noted my rare appearance in its august pages (well, okay, September pages):    
Mark Steyn, a Canadian author and political commentator, speaking on the Rush Limbaugh show on Wednesday, accused Mr. Obama of trying to create a cult of personality, comparing him to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader.

Tim Blair, the great Australian wag, has a round-up of those hardworking types at other publications whose concept of journalism begins and ends with seeing what's in The New York Times and passing it on. Tim missed a few, like The Sacramento Bee:  
On Wednesday, Canadian-born writer Mark Steyn said on Rush Limbaugh's nationally broadcast radio show that Obama's ambitions to create a "cult of personality" were similar to those of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il or former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.

And The Las Vegas Sun:  
The New York Times quoted Mark Steyn, filling in for conservative radio demagogue Rush Limbaugh, as saying Obama was trying to create a cult of personality like Saddam Hussein or North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.
"Quoted", eh? Actually, if you read the Times piece - by two reporters, no less - the striking feature is that there's no direct quote, is there? Not to worry. It's even been picked up overseas. Lara Marlowe in Ireland's newspaper of record, The Irish Times:  
First prize for lunacy goes to Canadian commentator Mark Steyn, who accuses Obama of trying to establish a “personality cult” like Saddam Hussein or North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

And first prize for laziness goes to Irish commentator Lara Marlowe. For the record, here's the only thing I actually said about Kim and Saddam on Wednesday's Rush show:
Obviously were not talking about the cult of personality on the kind of Saddam Hussein/Kim Jong-Il scale.
It shouldn't be that difficult for Ms Marlowe and the stenographers of The Las Vegas Sun, Chicago Tibune et al. The Times helpfully enclosed a link to George Soros' website and the relevant bit of audio lasts all of 54 seconds, so it wouldn't cut unduly into Ms Marlowe's and Tim Wiegand's valuable time for original research.

As I understand it, what we're supposed to miss about US newspapers will be the "layers of fact-checking" and rigorous editing. In reality, a significant percentage of American newspapering is little more than provincial wannabes doing New York Times karaoke - which might have made more sense before young Sulzberger drove his paper to junk stock and into the arms of its unlikely Mexican benefactor. Meanwhile, tens of millions of real people hear Rush's show, but any similarity between the audio and the version that appears in the "newspaper of record" is entirely coincidental.
As for my former colleague in Dublin, too many overseas "bureaus" in Washington boil down to paying someone to relocate halfway round the world, sit in an office at the National Press Building and transcribe The New York Times and Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" all day long. An expensive business model.
Still, look on the bright side: My non-quote got more MSM coverage than Van Jones! Gotta know your priorities.

Where Was the State-Run Media on the Van Jones Debacle?

The Problem Isn't Obama's Speech to Kids, It's His Dictatorial Style and Socialist Agenda

1,677 posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 7:29:28 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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READ this- TWICE...
 
oh they knew.. they just like to
keep the sins of the earthly god
they created tucked under their
sainted wings so to speak.. :-p

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1,678 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 3:55:42 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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HOW DEMOCRACIES PERISH.
 
MARK HEMINGWAY ON THE VAN JONES STORY: “Remember Chas Freeman? This is actually the second time an Obama appointee has been sunk due to a protracted controversy over past statements and the NYT didn’t write a single word about the controversy until after the fact.”
UPDATE: Well, according to Politico, Van Jones was pretty well connected: “Jones has deep ties to the current liberal elite: He was a top aide to Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington’s 2003 campaign for governor of California, and Sunday won praise from, among others, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.” So it makes sense they’d keep mum. Some news isn’t fit to print.
TOM MAGUIRE ON THE VAN JONES RESIGNATION: “The controversy has escalated for weeks, and his resignation finally forced the Times to cover it. Folks living in the Times bubble are possibly becoming accustomed to these moments of whiplash – the Times’ first coverage of the Eason Jordan [scandal] at CNN also came with his resignation.”
UPDATE: Vetting mysteries unsolved.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Vetting mysteries explained.
EUGENE VOLOKH: “Others have pointed out that having offices called ‘czars’ is an odd naming choice for a democracy. But czars weren’t just authoritarians. They were ultimately authoritarians who left their country far poorer than their more democratic counterparts, lost a world war, and of course paved the way for an even worse system of government. The label ‘czar’ thus doesn’t historically connect to a model of strongman effectiveness — it connects to a model of strongman failure.”
Van Jones resignation and the inevitable race card [Darleen Click] UPDATED and UPDATED again!
Yep, President Obama has surely ushered in an era of post racialism
Michelle Malkin has a link-rich roundup of the distortions and lies the Legacy Media, aka Democrat PR Media, are pushing in the Van Jones “resignation” meme.
9/10er, Charles Johnson backpedals on his support of Van Jones on the front page but falls in line with the “lynch mob” Leftist mendacity in the comments [h/t Pablo] (and engages in disingenuous moral equivalency as added stooooopity.)
But it can’t be Van Jones’ fault that he’s a Marxist, vulgar, cop-killer-supporting Truther! No, no, it’s Glenn Beck’s fault! And the GOP!!! Van Jones was scalped I tell you!
There’s even the claim this was because of poor vetting by the Obama administration. What, Valerie Jarrett doesn’t know how to use Google? Please, what you have here is that Van Jones, with his background as a radical activist, was acceptable to be an Obama czar. Because this isn’t just a one time fluke, considering Dr. “Complete Life System” Zeke Emanuel and “People are a plague” John Holdren.
Obama ran on a platform of “Transforming America” and people are realizing he was serious and they are not happy with what “transform” means when translated from ObamaSpeak.
Leftists aren’t happy that their goals for a militarily-neutered, Euro-statist-economy, post-Western-culture America isn’t being readily achieved. And they will use the race-card at each and every pushback in a naked attempt to guilt people into shutting up.
Schmucks.
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Oh, btw, if you think Obama’s driving need to never be out of the news-cycle, even if it means doing an unprecedented, nationwide address to K-6th graders is, well, a little creepy, then you must be a racist.
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Via Bob Reed, some good stuff from Dan Collins entitled Van Gone

And he’ll always find an audience for his assertion that Whitey done him wrong. Don’t cry for Van; he’s doing enough crying for himself.
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UPDATE: Ace reports Slobberman whipping up Kosskiddies to go all-McCarthy-ite on Glenn Beck.
More UPDATE: Meanwhile, Obama gets 10 more ethics waivers for his admin picks. Good to be The King
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UPDATE: Wow, here is some real classic Leftist projection

After a brief respite, the most accessible American political discourse has returned to fearful, hate-filled, ignorant rants of a high-volume, low-intellect minority? [...] Too often, this White House has sent the signal that it seeks common ground and conciliation with parties interested in its total destruction. From my point of view, negotiating with ignorance, fear, hate and irrationality is insane. [...]
I realize I’m lumping a variety of “opposition” camps together: birthers, deathers, those who accuse the president of racism and those who accuse him of socialism. I’m grouping them because to me they all come from the same place. They’re engaging in a form of terrorism.
"Not yours to give:"
HISTORY:
“Where do you find in the Constitution any authority to give away the public money in charity?”
That question was asked not of President Obama nor of Sen. Max Baucus or Rep. Nancy Pelosi, but of the less well-known Tennessee congressman, David Crockett. . . . But back to our story, which comes from an 1884 biography, “The Life of Colonel David Crockett” by Edward S. Ellis, it is instructive to note the puzzlement of Rep. Crockett when he was challenged by his constituent Horatio Bunce while out stumping for votes. Bunce told Crockett in no uncertain terms that he could not vote for him again.
“You gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it. In either case you are not the man to represent me,” Bunce said in the story, as allegedly recounted by Crockett.
By today’s mainstream-media standards, Bunce would clearly be known as a right-wing extremist, and if he expressed his concerns at a town-hall meeting this summer he would have been labeled “un-American.”
Even Crockett, before finding out what was on Bunce’s mind, said, “I had been making up my mind that he was one of those churlish fellows who care for nobody but themselves, and take bluntness for independence.”
But that was before the Tennessee farmer had asked his devastating question, which Crockett described colorfully as a ’sockdologer!” which roughly translated means a comment that could set a person to thinking.
Read the whole thing. More sockdologers, please. We clearly aren’t seeing enough thinking from Congress.
BlogWarZ!
Ace smacks down on Jones, Zinn, lying Trufers & the blogger that loves them...

Hanoi Jane Fonda: Not Just a Commie But a Jew-Hater, Too

What is it with Leftist doctrine that makes these people both communists and Jew-haters?

Hanoi Jane supporting the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.

Sick. Jane Fonda and Danny Glover were out bashing the Jewish "propaganda machine" this past week and comparing Israel to the former apartheid government in South Africa.
The Jerusalem Post reported:

Some 50 celebrities, artists and filmmakers, including actors Jane Fonda and Danny Glover, musician David Byrne and filmmaker Ken Loach, have accused the Toronto International Film Festival of "complicity with the Israeli propaganda machine" over its spotlight this year on Tel Aviv.

The 2009 festival will present 10 films by local filmmakers on the Israeli metropolis, for its City to City program, which each year focuses its lens on a different city.

The choice led to protests that the film festival was "staging a propaganda campaign" on Israel's behalf, given "the absence of Palestinian filmmakers in the program," said an open letter to festival organizers, AFP reported.

The program "ignores the suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa area who currently live in refugee camps in the Occupied Territories" after a "mass exiling of the Palestinian population" in 1948, according to the letter.

"Looking at modern, sophisticated Tel Aviv without also considering the city's past and the realities of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, would be like rhapsodizing about the beauty and elegant lifestyles in white-only Cape Town or Johannesburg during apartheid without acknowledging the corresponding black townships of Khayelitsha and Soweto," AFP reported the letter as saying.
Jane Fonda better watch it.
If she keeps talking like this she's going to find herself working for Obama in the White House!
1,679 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 5:32:13 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Boo-friggin' Hoo:

Democrats jittery as unpopular Congress returns

 

Washington, D.C. - On September 25th there will be a national prayer gathering of Muslims.

For Islam, a Religion of Peace®? The Most Damning links-- click the picture:
Watch the videos, read the links, ponder the quotes.
Wake up, and smell the Jihad...

Rifqa Bary Facebook Fatwa: "We Need to Kill Her" (Islamic group on Facebook threatens her)

Dozens More Held After Protest Turns Nasty

Obama asks church help to debunk health-care 'lies' (WTH??)

Hey 0bama, separation of Church and State.
Ever hear of it?
After 8 years of protest from the Left, I guess it’s suddenly OK now that a Democrat is in office...
 
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Sarah Palin: Shame on the Associated Press for Ignoring the Wishes of a Grieving Family

Generation Sloth(Government is forcing inexperience on our kids)

RE :”Fast Times at Ridgemont High” on cable. This is an eighties movie ..” 1982 was the time, MTV was the new clean popular music channel and most kids (white american born )watched it 24/7 to see music videos, not two guys kissing like now. Reagan was president bringing American back to greatness. Holy crap we went to hell.

Why Van Jones' and Obama's ideology is so dangerous.

Couric should look in mirror

Now that White House "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones has resigned, what's next?
Inevitably, the American mainstream media - ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, et al - must be held to account for sitting on the sidelines as this major story kept building without them, went viral on YouTube, and then became so large that a key appointee of President Obama was forced to step down.
But with their decision to ignore the Jones story, they may have actually done Mr. Obama far more harm than good: Who vetted this guy? How did he get past the FBI?
Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
"Andrew Breitbart is another one of our patriot champions. He's got his finger on a story that will eventually go down in US history, and that is how the Fourth Estate abdicated its sacred trust with The People, and allowed itself to be fully compromised, infiltrated, and subjugated by a domestic enemy that nearly toppled the world's most successful republic."
 

GOP Congressman Calls for Background Checks of All Obama ‘Czars’ (video report)

White Male Sierra Club Head Defends Van Jones: Couldn't Help Himself Because He's Black

He's a self-avowed Communist, documented on video. He is a truther, documented on video.
He is a supporter of Mumia Abu Jamal, documented on video.
He is a racist, documented on video.

Tea Party Express in Sacramento (liberal blogger, but lots of great pictures)

Lots of nice pictures here; apparently liberals ARE good for something!

 

 

 

 

 

MSM Response to Van Jones Resignation (my compilation)

Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck (Olberman attacks!)

"It's kind of scary! They have learned all of the tricks." (Alinsky Model)

 
 

"Green Czar Resigns; Obama Administration Smacked in the Face" (Japan breaking news, my translation)

Asahi Shimbun is a considerably liberal Japanese daily newspaper with immense public circulation. Number two here in Japan, in fact. Further, Google Japan/News will show that the Van Jones story is just starting to break hard and fast. Japanese media are slowly being forced into the position, many of them, to finally report for the first time in Japan to their readership, that Obama is actually losing considerable popularity, something that would surprise most Japanese readers as they have been force-fed Obama for the last six months, as if he were some kind of Messiah. It is just a few stories for now, but keep a watch on this link, they will no doubt grow. I am waiting for the conservative Sankei Shimbun; they would really have a field day over this. They have been the most aggressive in exposing Obama in the Japanese press.
Google Japan Search News Stories: VAN JONES
These are interesting developments here overseas....
In case you missed it, this is a good one from the British Press.
Why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?
by Gerald Warner
http://tinyurl.com/nwda4k

Everyone drills for oil off Florida – except U.S.

Smoking Gun: Swine Flu Pandemic Planned Event

What turns children to violence?

A Mugging on Lake Street

I think of myself as a tolerant man, but that tolerance has been taxed by the pain and the consequence to my body and my life. At a moment when millions of Americans set race aside to vote for an African American presidential candidate, I’ve been forced by juveniles to look it square in the face. Last February, Attorney General Eric Holder said that we are a nation of cowards when it comes to addressing race. I plead guilty. There is no joy in writing this...

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagomag.com

'Forced' choice could kill jobs (Here's your pink slip. Have a nice Labor Day!)

Layoffs toughest on young, older workers

The change Dem voters expected was not the less jingle jangle now in their pockets. Hello? Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Kindly take note of the eerily prophetic words of the First Clydesdale, err, Lady:

Obama Names Manufacturing Adviser (Union Thug serving as an Obama Czar)

here’s an article on Ron Bloom:
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2009-03-18-auto-task-force-ron-bloom_N.htm
and here’s an article on Lazard & Freres, the investment company he was with:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazard
and another article on his background at Keilin Bloom investments:
http://planetgore.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NGQyNWYxYWM0YzlkNGI5MWUwOWY4ODJiNWUzZGEyYmM=
forward it to Glen Beck...
1,680 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 7:38:33 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Cass Sunstein in his own words

Our proposed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein wants to ban hunting, animal agriculture and give animals the right to sue in court.

Harmless old man dragged from Town Hall meeting by men in black uniforms-Homeland Security??(Video)

TEXT of Obama School Speech: USES THE WORD "I" 56 TIMES. IT'S ABOUT HIM



Lessons of the Van Jones Affair: Democrats Are Comfortable With Communists, Racists and Anti-Semites

 
...my eternally-running file on -ZerØ--
 
M-O-R-E BlogWarZ!
Filed Under (Blogwars, Humor, LGF) by savage
September 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
1,681 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 1:56:13 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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DAN RIEHL TO RIGHT-BLOGGERS: Don’t Get Cocky.
Judging by Memeorandum today there are some memes taking hold that I hope won't distract the Right from the big picture. If one looks immediately ahead and connects the dots as Obama likely will, the Right risks giving Obama a card to play in the much more important health care debate.The MSM mostly ignored Van Jones. I don't want to give Obama the opportunity to stand before America and Congress Wednesday night and claim that, while he's working hard to improve health care for all Americans, the same old suspects on the Right are engaging in poisonous witch hunts against low level employees for nothing more than short term political gain... the big game - health care reform - is far from won as things stand today. Celebrate the Van Jones story, sure. But come out tomorrow with your game faces on. You might need them before this week is done.
MATTHEW CONTINETTI: A wake-up call for America’s political elites.

As Gerald Ford said after assuming the presidency on August 9, 1974, "Here the people rule."  For a while now, the message from Washington has been that we know what's good for the public, whether the public likes it or not. One after another, both parties have attempted to foist a series of grand reforms on a skeptical populace--in areas ranging from Social Security and immigration to energy and health care.
Lawmakers seek survival in unpopular Congress.
TIGERHAWK on the Saul Alinsky boom on the right. “For my money the interesting question is, why has it taken so long?”
Rules for Radicals is currently #51 on Amazon.
On Labor Day, Support For Unions Plunges to All-Time Low.
PATRICK HYNES ON VAN JONES: “What I don’t understand is the absurd analysis by old media types that the Van Jones resignation is a victory for the ‘open sewer’ of Internet ‘disinformation.’ Van Jones’ comments were objectively vile. Whether you love, hate or are indifferent about Obama, his ‘Green Jobs Czar’s’ remarks about race and more are unacceptable. This is just plain dumb.” Is it still “disinformation” if it’s, you know, true?
UPDATE: Dan Riehl responds.
ANDREW BREITBART: COURIC SHOULD LOOK IN MIRROR.
Now that White House “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones has resigned, what’s next?
Inevitably, the American mainstream media – ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, et al – must be held to account for sitting on the sidelines as this major story kept building without them, went viral on YouTube, and then became so large that a key appointee of President Obama was forced to step down.
But with their decision to ignore the Jones story, they may have actually done Mr. Obama far more harm than good: Who vetted this guy? How did he get past the FBI? What did he say, and how did he answer the infamous seven-page questionnaire that all Obama appointees were required to fill out? Inquiring Freedom of Information Act minds want to know.
For most people in this country, the resignation was the first they had heard of Van Jones. For this sin of journalistic omission, there’s institutional media blame. Bias is too tame a word for the utter shamelessness on display: Only Republican scandals – real and imagined – matter.
And it’s not just those the Democratic-Media Complex dub as “mobs” or “tea baggers” that are taking notice. Diminishing audience and evaporating subscribership reflect widespread consumer dissatisfaction. Eventually, the money will run out. . . . All eyes are on the media. We are judging them by the standard they taught us during Watergate: “The cover-up is worse than the crime.”
What other major stories are they missing — or sitting on? Stay tuned . . . .
UPDATE: A reader emails:

Well, there’s:
—the public pension tsunami headed our way
—the funneling of billions to ACORN, union pals, etc. to be used to fund the Democratic Party
—the stated intent to create 650,000 additional government jobs in the next 4 years
—the almost-universal collapse of unionized sectors (including governments)
—vote fraud—in all its various forms
—corruption in the bureaucracy (not one SEC bureaucrat was fired over the Madoff debacle)
—fraud in Medicaid, Medicare, workers comp, etc. (they could run a story every day)
That’s just off the top of my head. Given time I could come up with dozens of other examples where they miss the big story.
Yeah, that’s just scratching the subject. I think a good investigative journalist could do a lot more.
WHAT WE CAN LEARN from India’s health care system. “Health insurance is uncommon in India, so patients typically pay out of their own pockets for routine care. That too plays a role in keeping costs low. As a result, medical services in India are faster, cheaper, and far more consumer-friendly than here.” But most people won’t want to learn: “Apparently, in the mainstream health care debate, the only models you’re allowed to cite are countries that are relatively rich and white.

More on Trust

—Gabriel Malor

What I shall charitably call the "varied" way in which the Right and the Left have approached Van Jones' resignation demonstrates why Americans are having trust issues with the President.
Here's the Right's summation of the Van Jones affair: "We discovered that one of Obama's special advisers is an unreconstructed Marxist who, among other things, signed a Truther petition and expressed Truther sentiments, said Bush 43 was a 'crack-head', supported cop-killer Mumia, thinks 'Kanye was right', and calls Republicans 'assholes.' So we asked for his resignation."
Here's the Left's summation of the Van Jones affair: "It's because he's black."
No, really, that's what they're saying:
This was a lynch mob and, when it started forming a month ago, we didn't take it seriously enough. When I saw the first Glenn Beck piece on Van Jones and the Apollo Alliance as the new vast left-wing conspiracy, I could not take it seriously. Silence enabled Fox to keep pushing. The statements for which Jones apologized -- the reference to the right as "assholes" and saying that Bush was talking "like a crack-head" were such ordinary political discourse -- think Rahm Emmanuel, think Dick Cheney saying "fuck yourself" to Senator Leahy, think Tom Friedman dubbing Bush "the addict-in-chief" -- that I didn't understand why an apology was necessary; I assumed it would blow over. Well, that was a mistake. So was the decision by the White House to treat the initial attacks not as part of an assault on the president but, instead, to allow them to be viewed as being about Van Jones. What we underestimated was the power of the fact that both Jones and the Barack Obama are black. Yes, the hysteria was about politics -- I don't think Fox News really cares about Jones's ethnicity -- but it was enabled by race. Calling Bush a "crack-head" is seen by a large part of America as worse than calling him "addict-in-chief" because crack is not just a drug -- it is a drug used largely by black people. It reminds those Americans who are still uncomfortable with Barack Obama that we have a black president.
...If you watch the infamous "assholes" video carefully, it's clear that what Jones was saying was that Republicans play hardball better than Democrats, and that we need to start playing by their rules. He said it, though, in the language of his own community -- and that, at the end of the day, was his crime. He spoke to and was of a part of an America that Fox and the reactionary right would like to put back on the plantation or pretend is not part of our nation.
This is vile, nasty stuff from Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope and it's widespread among Lefty commentators. It is reflected in the pallid coverage in the legacy media, which has emphasized Jones' claims that his views have been "distorted" rather than the actual content of his views.
Jones' Trutherism is entirely unmentioned in Pope's aplogia. It is conveniently omitted and if not for a concerted effort on the Right would never have been mentioned in the legacy media. That's the problem! The Right sees a radical Leftist troublemaker walking the halls of power and objects. But the Left cannot even be bothered to tell the whole truth about the man!
Well, as a result, we're not going to trust people on the Left. They so consistently lie about things—like Van Jones—for which there is no justification. If they want to defend the guy, fine. That's their right. But if they are going to defend him, they're going to have to be honest about him. Leaving his Trutherism unmentioned is a concession that it really is beyond the pale. If you stumble into Trutherism, you've crossed a moral and political event horizon. There is no return and a Truther like Jones should never have been let near our government.
Moreover, the Leftist defense of the President and all the President's men always seems to boil down to the same thing: "racist!" This is what I was talking about this morning. They namecall incessantly. It's impossible to trust someone—no matter how many friendly overtures they make—when its certain they're going to call you a racist the first time you disagree. There's not even a point to dialogue with folks like that. They're just smiling through their fangs, waiting for the right moment to attack.
And so the Right comes to distrust the Left because Leftists can't even seem to tell the truth when it doesn't matter, as in the case of a former green jobs czar who will probably go to a nice cushy community organizing job. How can we trust them to tell the truth when it does matter?
Micro-update: See Ace's post directly below for an example of this in the legacy media. No wonder the New York Times' readership is dropping.
Posted by Gabriel Malor at 02:16 PM New Comments Thingy

Report: BHO Causing US Depression

From the UK’s Telegraph:

Barack Obama accused of making ‘Depression’ mistakes

By Edmund Conway
6 Sep 2009
His policies even have the potential to consign the US to a similar fate as Argentina, which suffered a painful and humiliating slide from first to Third World status last century, the paper says.
There are "troubling similarities" between the US President’s actions since taking office and those which in the 1930s sent the US and much of the world spiralling [sic] into the worst economic collapse in recorded history, says the new pamphlet, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs.
In particular, the authors, economists Charles Rowley of George Mason University and Nathanael Smith of the Locke Institute, claim that the White House’s plans to pour hundreds of billions of dollars of cash into the economy will undermine it in the long run. They say that by employing deficit spending and increased state intervention President Obama will ultimately hamper the long-term growth potential of the US economy and may risk delaying full economic recovery by several years.
The study represents a challenge to the widely held view that Keynesian fiscal policies helped the US recover from the Depression which started in the early 1930s. The authors say: "[Franklin D Roosevelt's] interventionist policies and draconian tax increases delayed full economic recovery by several years by exacerbating a climate of pessimistic expectations that drove down private capital formation and household consumption to unprecedented lows."
Although the authors support the Federal Reserve’s moves to slash interest rates to just above zero and embark on quantitative easing, pumping cash directly into the system, they warn that greater intervention could set the US back further. Rowley says: "It is also not impossible that the US will experience the kind of economic collapse from first to Third World status experienced by Argentina under the national-socialist governance of Juan Peron."
The paper, which recommends that the US return to a more laissez-faire economic system rather than intervening further in activity, has been endorsed by Nobel laureate James Buchanan, who said: "We have learned some things from comparable experiences of the 1930s’ Great Depression, perhaps enough to reduce the severity of the current contraction. But we have made no progress toward putting limits on political leaders, who act out their natural proclivities without any basic understanding of what makes capitalism work."
You can read further views by the author of this report here, via the Telegraph.
(Thanks to Nuthingbettertodo for the heads up.)
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Guess What? Lefties Are Mischaracterizing Reagan's Speech To School Kids In 1988

—DrewM.

One of the left's lines of defense of Obama has been that Reagan gave a speech to kids and he even talked about political issues!
The Village Voice (I know but stick with me) defends Obama by digging up a Reagan speech to school kids.
This is not unprecedented. In 1988, President Reagan did a speech and had a Q-and-A with schoolkids which was covered on C-Span, and in which Reagan took the opportunity to tell the children that "I think there's more patriotism today. We've been in a time when people have gotten rather cynical about those things," promoted "an amendment to our Constitution that requires the Government every year to balance the budget," and informed students that "one of the principal reasons that we were able to get the economy back on track and create those new jobs and all was we cut the taxes." He also explained his opposition to gun control, citing a letter he had allegedly been sent by a burglar in prison (helpfully adding, "I don't know why to this day he ever chose to send the letter to me").
Problem is, all the stuff the Voice quotes as being political was in the Q and A, not the speech itself. Now, if Obama got asked questions like this we would charge him with planting them but I have no idea what kind of advance work was done by Reagan's people.
Still, what was he supposed to do? Not answer the questions?
Take a look at the actual speech which the Voice links to (I guess they figure none of their readers would follow through and check for themselves), it's pure Reagan, a love letter to America.
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A taste (safe Reagan archives link).
Now, the Revolution may seem like something they say happened a long time ago -- to me 200 years seems just like yesterday -- but I think it'll prove to be America's most important guidepost for the future. I believe that the chief moral task for America in your generation -- a period destined for great change -- will be not so much to chart a new course or launch a new revolution, but to keep faith with the original American Revolution and that remarkable vision of freedom that has brought us two centuries of liberty and is still today transforming the world. Over these 200 years, country after country has followed our path, and I believe that ultimately all nations will do so. It's no exaggeration to say that the political vision of our Founding Fathers has become the model for the world. This is true not just in the many countries that have turned from despotism to democracy these last years, it's also true even where it's least apparent. It's remarkable to realize that in this century even brutal totalitarian dictatorships kneel at the feet of our Founding Fathers when they try to counterfeit the practices and institutions of democracy in order to claim legitimacy for their ruling their people. Dictators today from Afghanistan to Nicaragua do not want to be called Czar or Commissar; they want to be called Mr. President and to pretend that they rule in the people's name, even if they don't. Yes, even Communist dictators holding power through force, against the will of the people, acknowledge the triumph of the American idea when they go through the motions of holding phony elections, forming rubberstamp legislatures to ratify constitutions that will not be honored, and then using our words to call their regimes democracies or republics.
...Here in the White House there's a famous painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. And it shows many of the great men of that time assembled in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. But when you look closely at the painting, you see that some of the figures in the hall are just outlines, waiting to be filled in, the faces have not yet been drawn. You see, this great painting isn't finished. But what the people who gathered in Philadelphia two centuries ago set out to do is not yet finished, either. And that, I suppose, is why the painting is the way it is. America is not yet complete, and it's up to each one of us to help complete it. And each one of you can place yourself in that painting. You can become one of the those immortal figures by helping to build and renew America.
And we're entering one of the most exciting times in history, a time of unlimited possibilities, bounded only by the size of your imagination, the depth of your heart, and the character of your courage. More than two centuries of American history -- the contributions of the millions of people who have come before us have been given to us as our birthright. All we can do to earn what we've received is to dream large dreams, to live lives of kindness, and to keep faith with the unfinished vision of the greatness and wonder of America.
I understand why the left wants to defend Obama. However doing it by making stuff up about Reagan's speech doesn't help their cause.
One thing we need to be mindful of us is not going to 11! on everything about Obama. Yes, there's a lot to go nuts about but the non-political public can only digest so much. If we attack everything people will stop listening and the White House will have a chance to play the victim and mock the right.
As I said earlier, I think Obama's speech is fine as written (Jim Geraghty goes so far as to call it the best of Obama's presidency). The two speeches have different messages but both are appropriate for Presidents to deliver to school kids. In the long run we will be more effective in dealing with Obama if we acknowledge the occasional things he does that are okay.
Um... [ace]: I see nothing here suggesting that this was a national address to schoolkids which every principle in America was supposed to simulcast in their classrooms.
I sense deliberate vagueness when this horrible blogger -- an absolute idiot, incidentally -- writes that Reagan "did a speech covered on CSPAN."
An old trick of the accomplished bullshit artist (and I would know): Write something that suggests a far bigger statement than you're willing to assert. When you get called on it later, you can say, Fake but Accurately, "But I never said it was nationally simulcast."
No, you merely implied the living crap out of it.
This reminds me of a line from the Usual Suspects:
Interrogation Cop: I can put you in Queens on the night of the hijacking. Hockney: Really? I live in Queens. Did you put that together yourself, Einstein? What, do you got a team of monkeys working around the clock on this?
Reagan did a speech which was covered on CSPAN, you say? That team of monkeys you have just earned their Christmas bonus.
This idiot has to do more than mention that it was "covered by CSPAN" before he claims "precedent."
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The difference is we were fighting the communists then and not putting them in the Whitehouse.
 
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typical lefty talking points

1) He didn't do it.
2) Even if he did do it, so what?
3) Republicans do it, too.

The Left used #1 and #2 this weekend for Van Jones, and now #3 is being used as defense for Obama trying to 'chavez' the children.
 
Monday, September 7, 2009, 10:39 AM
The_Anchoress
As you gather with your families today, for one last cookout, enjoying your easily-purchased beer, cold-transported from the brewer, your propane grill -probably invented by someone who’d forgotten to buy the charcoal lighter fluid, some time in the past- texting on your phones and so forth, remember to be thankful; say a prayer for those who have less, particularly those people who dream of living the life you have while facing oppression in third-world countries, where their “president” is shutting down radio stations and romancing the despots and the despot-lovers.
Say a prayer for America, whose own president -eager to “remake” America- seems disinclined to lead, and appears to love the despots while supporting those who try to usurp their own constitutions.
And then feel badly for all the hard work you’ve put into your life, because now you realize you are either an evil bastard yourself -or you’re some stupid, exploited schmoe who has given your energy to some other evil bastard- because Michael Moore, the moral arbiter of the world, the exceedingly wealthy fellow who plays in the same stock market wherein you keep all of your 401K hopes (and who owned stock in Halliburton! Gasp!); the exceedingly wealthy fellow who lives on the Upper West Side in the most exclusive of neighborhoods while costuming himself as an eternally adolescent, baseball-cap-wearing, “man of the people;” the exceedingly wealthy fellow who knows as much about marketing as does Madison Avenue and as much about manipulation as Wall Street; the exceedingly wealthy man who flies private jets in order to hobnob with the “first world” monied swells who look down on you and me…well, he says Capitalism is evil. And must be wiped out.
“Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil,” the two-hour movie concludes. “You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.”

Pay no attention to the fact
that when George W. Bush committed to helping the Iraqi people to become liberated from tyranny and eased into democracy, this same man, this very wealthy fellow, Mr. Moore, demonized him. Pay no attention to the fact that Mr. Moore has in the past praised the communist island from which people routinely risk their lives to flee toward America, freedom and democracy. Just go to your nearest movie theater and plunk down ten dollars or so, in order to be fed Moore’s manipulations while you feed his coffers.
And if all that makes you feel like throwing up, just remember to thank a capitalist for the toilet as you flush.
Everything really is an illusion, after all. We need to remember that.
Moore aside, try to relax and enjoy yourself. But really…say your prayers, too. Happy Labor Day.
Related: Ed Morrissey has a Labor Day tribute to the troops
Webster has a terrific quote for Labor Day courtesy, once again, of the indispensable Magnificat Magazine
1,682 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 4:53:40 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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http://www.consumerfreedom.com/pressRelease_detail.cfm/release/249

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Obama "Regulatory Czar" has Secret Animal-Rights Agenda, Says Consumer Group

Sunstein Supports Outlawing Hunting, Phasing Out Meat Eating, Giving Animals Right To File Lawsuits


Washington, DC — The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today that Cass Sunstein, the Harvard University Law School professor tapped by President-elect Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has a secret aim to push a radical animal-rights agenda in the White House. Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits, and using government regulations to phase out meat consumption.
 
 
Note date-
Never Forget-
Enemy inside the gates:
 

Graphing the Islamist Network

Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 9:32:29 am PDT
Counterterrorism Blog has another fascinating graph by Aaron Mannes, produced with the Semantic Web software at the University of Maryland: CAIR’s Legal Gambit (and another Graph).


 
Also from 2007:
Times-Union Editor Regrets Offensive Word In Cartoon Readers, NAACP Complain To Newspaper

 
 
1,683 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 6:55:35 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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NEW JERSEY: Thousands take part in ‘tea party’ protest against high taxes in Morristown. If you can get a crowd like this in bluest New Jersey, well . . . OVER 10,000 TURN OUT FOR TEA PARTY RALLY in New Lenox / Joliet.
Obama’s Speech to Kids Is Nearly 10x As Long As The Gettysburg Address (which was given to adults). Not ten times as good, though.
Plus this: ‘It’s not a discussion. He’s on television.”
And, from the comments: “Ha, this will play out exactly as I thought it might. My son adores Obama – entirely from things he’s heard at school. By the end of this, he’s going to think of the dude as just one more boring windbag.”
UH OH: “While Obama has a lock on African Americans, his support among white voters seems to be almost in a free fall.” White Democrats and Independents in particular.
 “The astounding disproportion between the facts — who Van Jones is and what got him in trouble — and the Left’s perception tells you a lot about the what’s gone wrong in Hopeville.”
Memeorandum goes nuts for this. The Jones-as-victim meme is also pushed by Alan Colmes, Jane Hamsher, Carl Pope of HuffPo and some left-wing blogger whom I never heard of until Sunday. And the same idea -- Jones victimized by vicious Republicans -- was a favorite theme of network news coverage of Jones' resignation.
"... well, what did Glenn Beck do? He revealed the truth about what Jones had said in the past, done in the past, and said he will do in the future, all of which were unknown to the general public and unspoken by the Obama Administration."

COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum. (Trolling 101)

Thanks to many FReepers who have sent us this information. Apparently, this is floating around the Internet now. It is a guide to trolling. While it may or may not be fake in its origins, we do see these techniques all the time and felt it would be good to share with everyone.
______________________________________________________ COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum..
There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a ‘uncontrolled forum.’
Technique #1 - ‘FORUM SLIDING’
If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by ‘forum sliding.’ In this technique a number of unrelated posts are quietly prepositioned on the forum and allowed to ‘age.’ Each of these misdirectional forum postings can then be called upon at will to trigger a ‘forum slide.’ The second requirement is that several fake accounts exist, which can be called upon, to ensure that this technique is not exposed to the public. To trigger a ‘forum slide’ and ‘flush’ the critical post out of public view it is simply a matter of logging into each account both real and fake and then ‘replying’ to prepositined postings with a simple 1 or 2 line comment. This brings the unrelated postings to the top of the forum list, and the critical posting ‘slides’ down the front page, and quickly out of public view. Although it is difficult or impossible to censor the posting it is now lost in a sea of unrelated and unuseful postings. By this means it becomes effective to keep the readers of the forum reading unrelated and non-issue items.
Technique #2 - ‘CONSENSUS CRACKING’
A second highly effective technique (which you can see in operation all the time at *********) is ‘consensus cracking.’ To develop a consensus crack, the following technique is used. Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger ‘evidence’ or disinformation in your favour is slowly ‘seeded in.’ Thus the uninformed reader will most like develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then ‘abort’ the consensus cracking by initiating a ‘forum slide.’
Technique #3 - ‘TOPIC DILUTION’
Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is also very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a ‘RESOURCE BURN.’ By implementing continual and non-related postings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity. If the intensity of gradual dilution is intense enough, the readers will effectively stop researching and simply slip into a ‘gossip mode.’ In this state they can be more easily misdirected away from facts towards uninformed conjecture and opinion. The less informed they are the more effective and easy it becomes to control the entire group in the direction that you would desire the group to go in. It must be stressed that a proper assessment of the psychological capabilities and levels of education is first determined of the group to determine at what level to ‘drive in the wedge.’ By being too far off topic too quickly it may trigger censorship by a forum moderator.
Technique #4 - ‘INFORMATION COLLECTION’
Information collection is also a very effective method to determine the psychological level of the forum members, and to gather intelligence that can be used against them. In this technique in a light and positive environment a ‘show you mine so me yours’ posting is initiated. From the number of replies and the answers that are provided much statistical information can be gathered. An example is to post your ‘favorite weapon’ and then encourage other members of the forum to showcase what they have. In this matter it can be determined by reverse proration what percentage of the forum community owns a firearm, and or a illegal weapon. This same method can be used by posing as one of the form members and posting your favorite ‘technique of operation.’ From the replies various methods that the group utilizes can be studied and effective methods developed to stop them from their activities.
Technique #5 - ‘ANGER TROLLING’
Statistically, there is always a percentage of the forum posters who are more inclined to violence. In order to determine who these individuals are, it is a requirement to present a image to the forum to deliberately incite a strong psychological reaction. From this the most violent in the group can be effectively singled out for reverse IP location and possibly local enforcement tracking. To accomplish this only requires posting a link to a video depicting a local police officer massively abusing his power against a very innocent individual. Statistically of the million or so police officers in America there is always one or two being caught abusing there powers and the taping of the activity can be then used for intelligence gathering purposes - without the requirement to ‘stage’ a fake abuse video. This method is extremely effective, and the more so the more abusive the video can be made to look. Sometimes it is useful to ‘lead’ the forum by replying to your own posting with your own statement of violent intent, and that you ‘do not care what the authorities think!!’ inflammation. By doing this and showing no fear it may be more effective in getting the more silent and self-disciplined violent intent members of the forum to slip and post their real intentions. This can be used later in a court of law during prosecution.
Technique #6 - ‘GAINING FULL CONTROL’
It is important to also be harvesting and continually maneuvering for a forum moderator position. Once this position is obtained, the forum can then be effectively and quietly controlled by deleting unfavorable postings - and one can eventually steer the forum into complete failure and lack of interest by the general public. This is the ‘ultimate victory’ as the forum is no longer participated with by the general public and no longer useful in maintaining their freedoms. Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, and or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed. However it is not always in the interest to kill a forum as it can be converted into a ‘honey pot’ gathering center to collect and misdirect newcomers and from this point be completely used for your control for your agenda purposes.
CONCLUSION
Remember these techniques are only effective if the forum participants DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM. Once they are aware of these techniques the operation can completely fail, and the forum can become uncontrolled. At this point other avenues must be considered such as initiating a false legal precedence to simply have the forum shut down and taken offline. This is not desirable as it then leaves the enforcement agencies unable to track the percentage of those in the population who always resist attempts for control against them. Many other techniques can be utilized and developed by the individual and as you develop further techniques of infiltration and control it is imperative to share then with HQ.
Our interesting discussion on current troll issues...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2333868/posts?page=313#313
To: Kevmo
I’ve been dealing with trolls on the education threads for some years now. They serve a **useful** purpose:
1) Responding to the them repeatedly bumps the thread to the top with **my** message for all to read, and it sinks and buries their message.
2) They serve as a backboard against which conservatives can sharpen, simplify, and condense the conservative message.
3) A troll’s posts give conservatives and opportunity to share conservative talking points with conservatives.
4) Most often the troll is an idiot and their logical fallacies are plainly out there for all to see.
5) And...Sometimes the troll gets mad enough to start calling names and using profanity ( a natural state for all Useful Idiot communists) and makes **them** look bad.
So....The trick is to not taking them at all personally.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2334182/posts?page=27#27
NEVER FORGET
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It gets worse.
After Sen. TED KENNEDY pushed a post-Watergate Democrat Congress into cutting off all U.S. Funding for the then Free South Vietnamese people to fight for their own FREEDOM with during the Vietnam War,
...came a most horrid outcome for millions of poor S.E. Asian souls:
JOURNEY from the FALL (The infamous Fall of Saigon)
http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com
http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts
This, even after a touring Sen. TED KENNEDY had already seen for himself in person exactly what the Fight for FREEDOM was really all about in a then FREE South Vietnam:
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm
(See 5th Photo down-Sen. TED KENNEDY touring our Vietnam Central Highlands 1st CAV Headquarters at the start of the Vietnam War)
Accompanying Sen. TED KENNEDY in his 1965 Vietnam War tour, was a newly installed 1st term Congressman Rep. JOHN TUNNEY from California, who I also personally greeted during their tour.
The very same JOHN TUNNEY who later on was the KENNEDY Staffer Sen. TED KENNEDY sent to Moscow to start conspiring with the Communist Soviet Union to defeat President RONALD REAGAN’s 2nd Presidential Term Bid.
And thus to defeat President REAGAN’s, and the POPE’s, goal of winning the Cold War over the Communist Soviet Union’s Evil Empire.
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For,
the Enemy is now within
...and always has been.
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Signed:..”ALOHA RONNIE” Guyer
Veteran-”WE WERE SOLDIERS” Battle of IA DRANG-1965
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
http://www.Freerepublic.com/~aloharonnie/
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NEVER FORGET
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27 posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 7:29:57 PM by ALOHA RONNIE
Be sure to head over to The Real Cuba and see the rest of images from the Cuban hosptals that Michael Moore didn't see.

Marxist Venezuelan Leader Hugo Chavez On Obama: "We Have to Help Him"

Here's video of Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez and American director Oliver Stone after the premiere of Stone's "South of the Border."
Disgusting- The first 3:00 minutes was Leftist applause for the production:
 
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was in Venice to view the premiere of the new Oliver Stone film "South of the Border" that paints a sympathetic picture of the Marxist South American thug.
Chavez spoke out in support of Barack Obama telling his adoring fans in Venice, "We have to help him."
JMF reported this from Reuters:

Chavez was in Venice for the world premiere of "South of the Border," director Oliver Stone's sympathetic portrait of a leader he says has championed the poor and who has been unfairly demonized by the U.S. media.

"I have no reason to call him (Obama) the devil, and I hope that I am right," Chavez told reporters in Venice.

"With Obama we can talk, we are almost from the same generation, one can't deny that Obama is different (from Bush). He's intelligent, he has good intentions and we have to help him."
Florida Congressman Connie Mack, the ranking Republican on the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, blasted Stone over his latest piece of Leftist propaganda:

“Filmmaker Oliver Stone should be ashamed of this disgraceful movie. He, along with the likes of actors Danny Glover and Sean Penn, has shown his true colors by cozying up to Venezuela’s communist leader Hugo Chavez and honoring him in this new documentary.

"It’s ironic that Stone, as an independent filmmaker, would prop up a dictator who has systematically quashed freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Venezuela."

“Stone recently said he was “rooting for this Bolivian movement.” Everyone is allowed their opinion. But once again, Stone is making up the facts.

“American moviegoers would be wise to ignore Stone’s blatant attempt to highlight his distortion of the facts and Hugo Chavez’s vitriol against the United States.”
Sadly, there will be no Congressional Democrats who will speak out against Stone's latest piece of Marxist propaganda.

In related news... A Venezuelan minister announced this week that more opposition radio stations would be closed.
 
"...why would  Democrats speak out against Stone? He accurately embodies what they believe.

Chavez is nothing more than Super Frito Bandito."
obama_black_racists
"More and more each day, the movie 'Red Dawn' is in my mind.

So are 'Logan's Run', 'Soylent Green' and 'They Live'."
quite a while back this crazy old lady said something about our future looking like a cross between 1984 & Soylent Green.. not to mention Logans Run.. eh, looks like everyone else is more or less saying it now..

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Krauthammer Drops Jeremiah Wright Bomb Says Van Jones' Lunacy "Is a Reflection of the Boss" (Video)

FOX News All Star Charles Krauthammer compared communist-Truther Van Jones to Obama's pastor and mentor Rev Jeremiah Wright tonight on Special Report.
Krauthammer says Van Jones' lunacy is a reflection of the boss:
Charles Krauhammer on communist-Truther Green Czar Van Jones:

It's a reflection of the boss. The boss also had a history before he became a candidate of being around and friends with the likes of Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers. The liberals scolded us last year on how irrelevant all that is and how it's a smear campaign against Obama. But, if you live in that environment and you find nothing inherently wrong with that kind of radicalism. Then a Van Jones will show up. You'll watch him years and years and you'll think this guy is perfectly mainstream.
Related... Far Left complains, "He wasn't any crazier than the rest of us."
...Agreed.
1,684 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:38:14 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Is another 9/11 set to unfold?

Hat Tip to Mossad1967 for pointing to this article on The Threat Matrix at FreeRepublic.com.
Please read the entire article here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705328180/Is-another-911-set-to-unfold.html

Van Jones: On the 9/11 Attacks, Not Just a ‘Truther,’ a ‘Deserver’ (AmeriKKKa "deserved" attack!)

Tea Party Express takes aim at lawmakers [attacks Specter, Reid, Dodd, Mark Kirk, Mike Castle]

Gallup Economic Monthly: Job Creation Not Happening

Did anyone really think this BS stimulus was going to work? Only a fool would believe it. Look it didn't work for Roosevelt back in the 1930's. Unemployment was just as high in 1940-1941 as it was in 1930. It was only WW2 that got us back to full employment. It's a myth that the New Deal but people back to work.
I have a gut feeling alot of smaller companies are just trying to hang on until Christmas...if things don’t pick up by then, I’m afraid it’s going to get brutal.
 
 
Just how in the Hell is business supposed to "create" any jobs?
We have the most business-hostile, hostile to individual merit & success administration I have ever had the misery to witness.
Kommander ZerØ will spend 14 trillion or so dollars we don't have to pay back his camp followers, while hobbling businesses at every turn.
Just remember- the only money "the government" has, it gets this way:
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Some Have “Selective Amnesia” on the Economy, Says Recovery Plan is Working (10% unemployment)

Is Obama Forming a “Shadow Government?”

Shadow government? What shadow government?

Under Obamanomics, Hispanics Hit Hardest

1,685 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 6:23:35 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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10,000 Americans Gather For Tea

Damn - what a scene. Check out the image here via Instapundit. In Illinois?
Breaking news from New Lenox/Joliet, IL… the sheriff’s office is reporting to us that the crowd estimate for the rally here is 10,000+ and they are shutting down a portion of Interstate 80 for traffic control do to the massive influx of people.
Here’s a few pictures from my camera phone of a small slice of the audience…
Billed as a protest against taxes and government spending, the national Tea Party's stop in New Lenox became a gathering of local conservatives and a call to action on national political issues.
"As much as we say the system failed us, maybe we failed the system as well," said Joliet resident Tim Kraulidis, who helped organize Monday's event. "We can't complain ... that our legislators are doing things we don't want them to do and then we don't engage the system."
CNN provides a slightly more inside politics view. Looks like it's on to PA.
"What we did was take a map of the United States and then we went head and pin pointed the members of congress that merited our attention and then we looked at those that might be politically vulnerable," said Joe Wierzbicki, a strategist with the conservative PAC Our Country Deserves Better, who are organizing the cross country Tea Party Express tour.
Topping the group's target list in the Senate is current Democrat, and former moderate Republican, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. The Tea Party Express makes four stops in Pennsylvania later this week.

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

—Open Blog

Good evening morons and moronettes. Welcome to the post-genghis era. I know I have some pretty big clown shoes to fill, but I'll do my best to carry on the ONT torch in all its shameful, moronic glory. As I'm sure we all will, so let's all tip a 40 to his memory and make him proud.
Item #1: The People of Walmart
This has been making the rounds of the internet so I thought I'd share it with you guys. Unfortunately the main site, peopleofwalmart.com, has been killed by the traffic so here is the next best place I could find. Also check out this site for the goats-in-Walmart pics.
Walmart seems to have a bad name among a lot of people but it's been very, very good to me. There have been times when I've been on the road for extended periods and I've found that it's just cheaper to buy new socks and underwear there than bother washing them. Besides where else could you wear your Captain America suit and not feel out of place.
Item #2: Abandoned Russian Nuclear Lighthouse
( Many links at the link- use 'em, dammit! )

Okay you know I have a thing for abandoned places. Well this one is pretty spectacular - it's a lighthouse built in the Sakhalin islands north of Japan. At some point the Russians got tired of bringing in diesel fuel and put in a nuclear power plant with their usual attention to safety and longevity. Now it's abandoned and marked radioactive. And unlike in our lawsuit-driven culture, when the Russian mark something as radioactive or dangerous they're not kidding.
Also I'm pretty sure I fought Combine troops here in Half Life2: Lost Coast.
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Bam vs. Democracy

...so much for any ..."leader of the free world..." nonsense. Obama has had (at least) 2 oppurtunities to side with freedom or tyranny, Honduras and Iran. In both cases, he sided with tyranny over freedom. He's truly the first anti-American president.

10 Lessons We Can Learn From The Rise Of The Nazis

WHY WE DON'T WANT HIM TALKING TO OUR KIDS

This isn’t about Republicans, this is about Barack Obama. Specifically, it is about a president who steamrolled and marginalized those who didn’t vote for him and who now is astounded that they won’t kiss his royal backside. He wants to be a rock star but nobody’s buying tickets.

Here’s the background.boblonsberry.com
1,686 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:38:43 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Victor Davis Hanson : Once Upon a Time...

Jones was not about creating jobs, he was about snowballing a revolution he and Obammy have wet dreams over: Hear Jones explain his revolution, dreaming of it being bigger than the civil rights movement/revolution
 
The roots of all this scapegoating were in the campaign, not just with the mansion/golf-course living Reverend Wright, the president’s mentor and pastor, slurring his country and its various constituencies, but also with Obama’s own stereotyping of Pennsylvania voters, once the election there did not go his way. Worse still, we are only in month nine of this new age of Obama — with more than three years to go in his first term — and the country is already tired of the blame-gaming and whining, when officials like Rangel and Jones start to defame others for their own lack of ethics and judgment. This is all very unfortunate, but I predict it will only intensify given the example at the top, and sadly probably result in a polarization that we have not seen in generations.
 
As Hugo Chavez continues to shut down the media and silence critics, Oliver Stone—who would never be allowed, if he were a Venezuelan filmmaker, to direct as he does in the states—praises Chavez's coerced socialism.
Michael Moore, known for hard-nosed distribution and profit-making, announces, again like Stone in conjunction with hyping a profit-making movie, that capitalism (for others) is dead.
Van Jones, solidly middle class and Yale-educated, among other things, pontificated about revolution, an apartheid America, redistributing wealth, a—hole Republicans and George Bush's involvement in 9/11, in between jetting between conferences, espousing his green jobs promotion that hyped book sales and his own career.
What is strange about all this chic-radicalism is how would-be revolutionaries that wish to dismantle America as we know it and/or emulate failed systems abroad, always do so from comfort, security, affluence, and freedom of choice unique to America and Europe, suggesting that radical politics and those who agitate for them are sort of a fashion statement, aimed to resonate among particular elite leftist audiences and to bring dividends from them, but not to be taken too seriously as guides in their own lives.
09/07 11:45 AM

Valley armed with B.E.A.R. vehicle(Ballistic Engineered Armored Response in South Texas)


Why the hell do the police need full-on military equipment like we drive in Afghanistan or Iraq?
Revolting Peasants?

The Picture Says It All: "Jam it down our throats in 2009..We'll stick it up your *** in 2010!"


Obamacare in a Nutshell: It's Not Just About the Public Option

It's not just about the government option and it has never been just about the government option. That part of Obamacare—the part intended to scuttle the health insurance industry—is only one of many things wrong with the President's proposal. Here are some others (taken from the President's proposals and the bills being batted around Congress, all of which I will collectively refer to as "Obamacare"):

Obama Meeting Democrats to Plan Health Strategy (Obama and Rats looking at ways to fool Americans)

More Proof That Obamacare is Illegal Immigrant Care

Limbaugh Says Original Intent of Obama School Speech "Right Out of the Pages of Kim Jong Il" - Audio

He's president, he's black — get over it

It's respect for authority. It's respect for the president. It is respect for our upbringing."
Yeah, I'm sure she was knitting George Bush throws and handing out American Flags during Bush's presidency...
Actually, he's not black - he's more white and Arabic than he is black.

Beck's goal in Jones case: Scare whites(BARF ALERT)

Barack Obama ethnicity

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Is the Van Jones saga a turning point for Barack Obama?

Obama's Eligibility- Will courage or cowardice prevail? - ALAN KEYES

The Eff Word (Fascism)

Confessions of a Redneck

Obama went down to Georgia, he was looking for a legacy to steal.
He was in a bind ‘cos Health Care was way behind: he was willin’ to make a deal.
When he came across Mr. Daniels sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot.
And Obama jumped upon a hickory stump and said: “Old man let me tell you what:
“I bet you didn’t know it, but I fiddle around too.
“And if you’d care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy, but give the President his due:
“I bet a teleprompter of gold against your soul, ‘cos I think Health Care is gonna go through.”
And Mr D said: “My name’s Charley and it might be a sin,
“But I’ll take your bet, your gonna regret, ‘cos we rednecks got a lot of kin
Charley you pick up your pen and write your op ed hard.
‘Cos hells broke loose in DC and the devil deals it hard.
And if you win you you might save the taxpayer’s gold.
But if you lose, the devil gets America’s soul.
The devil stated his case and he said: “I’ll start this show.”
And fire flew from his lips as his handlers cranked up the back glow
And as he started to move his lips, we heard an evil hiss.
Then a band of Democrats joined in and it sounded something like this.
When the devil finished, Charley said: “Well you’re pretty good ol’ son.
“But if you’ll sit down in that chair, right there, and let me show you how its done.”
We have never missed a payday
An we abide by the law,
As for me I am an unabashed
I own guns and defend my right to do so.
I don’t think what I weigh is anybody’s business but my own
and if I’m overweight that’s my problem, and not none of yours
Fire on the mountain, run boys, run.
The devil’s in the White House of the risin’ sun.
Taking yer bed pan, Medicaids out of dough.
“Granny, your times up!”
“No, child, no.”
Obama bowed his head because he knew that he’d been beat.
He laid that golden teleprompter on the ground at Charley’s feet.
Charley said: “Obama just come on back if you ever want to try again.
“I told you once, you son of a bitch, I’m the best that’s ever been.”

Obama appointee hid lobbyist ties

Dr. Tara O’Toole, whose confirmation as undersecretary of science and technology is pending, never reported her involvement with the lobbying group called the Alliance for Biosecurity in a recent government ethics filing.
 
These “intelligent” know-it-alls who really know nothing think the little people do not know any better. They thought Obama was a muclti-racial messaih that would soothe their liberal guilt. They gave us this nightmare.

Glenn Beck Says He Will "Expose Something" that will Result in "People Going to Jail" - Video 9/8/09

 
 

Big Brother Health Care Provisions Slipped Into Economic Stimulus Bill

The new $800 billion economic stimulus bill contains some striking new "Big Brother" health care language that should give pause to all freedom-loving Americans. For starters, the bill requires the electronic tracking of the medical records of all Americans. All your private medical data will be stored in a government database, including your history of disease, pharmaceutical treatments, surgeries and even emergency room visits.
How would you like the government knowing all the details about your drug rehab? Or alcoholism treatments? Abortion? Sexually-transmitted disease diagnosis? Pregnancy status? Blood test results?
But it gets even more interesting than that: Under the new provisions found in the bill, all U.S. doctors will now be stripped of autonomy and forced to follow the medical treatment guidelines dictated by the government.

Hiring Plans Drop to Record Low

Gee, I wonder why?
Don't reckon that Whiff of Fascism has anything to do with it, do you?
1,687 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 3:42:10 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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FRANK GAFFNEY: EMP and You. Another reason for building resilience into the system — the topic of my next Popular Mechanics column in fact. And that’s true even if things don’t turn out as awfully as in One Second After.
 
 
THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED, THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
My Washington Examiner column on Tea Party history. Plus, 18,000 at Cincinnati tea party, and 10,000 in Joliet/New Lenox, and thousands in Austin and Louisville. And Morristown, N.J.
A pattern of incompetence? And, certainly, a pattern of unemployment.
State government finances are a wreck.
Creating a storyline by misquoting Mark Steyn.
Sweet deals for Charles Rangel. Plus, “Ethics for sale?”
My liking for the iPod Touch.
Let My People Go-Go.
Repeating Depression-era mistakes?
Stories the press isn’t reporting. The cover-up is worse than the crime!
A Saul Alinsky boom on the right?

Out: Commie Truther green jobs czar. In: Union hack “manufacturing” czar

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 8, 2009 09:16 AM

President Obama’s payoffs to Big Labor continue.
The union bosses got not one, but two, Cabinet appointees: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
Former SEIU chief lobbyist and Soros-funded operative Patrick Gaspard is White House Director of Political Affairs.
SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger serves on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
SEIU thug-in-chief Andy Stern has a seat at the table of every domestic policy initiative.
At the New York Federal Reserve, the AFL-CIO’s New York chief Dennis Hughes is now chairman, replacing Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
AFL-CIO official Naomi Walker received a midnight lobbyist waiver so she can communicate with her union buddies in her new role as Assistant Deputy Secretary of Labor.
And to cap off Labor Day weekend, Obama named union heavy Ron Bloom — who cut his teeth at the foot of John Sweeney when he headed up the SEIU — the new “manufacturing czar.”
Bloom will continue to double-dip the government coffers as the Treasury Secretary’s car czar — oh, excuse me, “senior auto adviser.”
Like so many of the Czars of the Obama Underworld, Bloom will serve in a completely superfluous position. Why does America need a “manufacturing” czar? Doesn’t the Department of Labor cover that jurisdiction already?
No, Bloom has no actual, specialized experience in manufacturing.
He does have a long track record of union hatchet jobs, though/ J.P. Freire and David Freddoso at the Examiner note:
So far, the Obama administration’s “bankruptcy negotiation” technique has amounted to strong-arming and ruining the reputations of senior creditors who resist being written out in favor of unions. With the choice of Bloom, it is more obvious that the unions now sit on both sides of the negotiating table. Unless, that is, you believe an administration that fires CEOs is not really running the auto industry in which it owns a huge stake.
And they highlight a union philosophy quote from Bloom that would make Andy “persuasion of power” Stern cackle:
“Let me give you some advice. First, we are big believers in dentist chair bargaining. For those of you not familiar with this approach, it is inspired by the story of the man who walks into his dentist’s office, grabs the dentist by the balls and says, ‘now, let’s not hurt each other.’ We do have a lot to lose and we and everybody else knows it. But what you need to understand is that we are willing to lose it.”
— Prepared remarks for a speech to an International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 21, 2006
Commenter Gabriel Sutherland at Tom Maguire’s Just One Minute adds:
If the press travels to Steubenville, Ohio they could ask the laid off union workers what they think of Ron Bloom’s acumen for “saving union jobs”.
Bloom orchestrated the sale of Wheeling-Pitt to Esmark Inc.(shell holding company). Esmark was acquired by OAO Severstal(Russian Oligarchs) soon thereafter.
Ron Bloom is 10 times worse than Van Jones. Van never really created any jobs, but he never really gave any away either. Ron Bloom explicitly sold out union laborers under the guise he was saving more jobs than would have been lost of Wheeling-Pitt was acquired by its initial courter, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional(commonly known as Brazil CSN or the only steelmaker in Brazil).
Bloom could accurately be described as the Andy Stern of old school organized labor jobs. Not these unionized home health care workers that Stern pads his SEIU rolls with, but actual unionized laborers in manufacturing.
The elected heads of the Steelworkers back Ron Bloom. They have a personal relationship with him. But if you go to the laid off steelworkers they’ll tell you what is really going on.
PS: Stimulus funds for infrastructure had “buy american” clauses in them that were retracted. In their place was “buy north american” clauses. Union laborers have already found steel from Russia being used on projects funded by the Stimulus.
Short short history of organized labor in the United States. The Unione Siciliane was controlled by La Cosa Nostra as a hedge against Moscow and their Communist apparatchiks. It’s post WWII Cold War gamesmanship. The Communists from Eastern Europe have always been anarchist agitators deliberately attempting to slow industrialization in the West. This is why you’ll always find stories of G-Men going down for playing a fast and loose game with their made men informants.
Here’s background on Bloom’s “social justice”/Labor Zionist movement roots.
The White House has learned nothing from the Van Jones debacle.
Let’s hope the Republicans have.
Here’s Rep. Mike Pence calling for a suspension of all new czar appointments.
***
I have mentioned GOP Rep. Jack Kingston’s proposed bill to cut off all federally approriated funds to czar offices many times over the summer. He was ahead of the curve.
There are currently 34 co-sponsors of the bill.
Where are your congressional reps?
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1,688 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:51:23 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Info about recall, which states have it and who can be recalled, etc.:

http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx...spx? tabid=16581
 

Are Freepers downloading/copying CZAR EVIDENCE?

DOMESTIC TERRORISM In the Post 9/11 Era

WHAT A LONG LIST....which does get updated here:
http://www1.nefafoundation.org/targetamerica.html
“NEFA Series: ‘TARGET AMERICA’”

GOP missing a big issue

Jaw Dropping Arrogance From Obscure Congressman

Chicago Tribune Ignores Thousands at Tea Party Express Protest

New "Welcome Back" Web Ad From NRCC Hits Dems With A Montage Of Town Hall Protesters (Video)

(Vanity) Rush's audiences

“old white angry old men...(who of course were racists)”
LOL I am a man, I am 60, so I guess I am old man. I am so angry that I am just short of homicidal—— okay, that might be overstated, but not by much.
As for being called a racist..... LMAO, I no longer care what these idiots think. They put that Jackass in office, I sure didn’t.
Obama can’t force me to like, respect, understand or give a hoot about their self-taught and supported plight, or even where they get their next free meal.
I don’t care if they call me a racist or if they truly think that I am one.... and I don’t care if it offends them regardless of their color.
They, them, those crybabies, started this race crap. They can feel held down and enslaved by the mean white folks until the Sun burns out for all I care anymore.
All that racist crap is in their head, not mine. I didn’t put it in their head, they did it too themselves and they continue to be stupid enough to keep their pity party alive. It is their problem to resolve now, not mine. When THEY are done being racists and hating us whites, they can let me know with THIER actions.
I should also say that I would help and support ANY real conservative, regardless of their color, but everyone else could fall off the planet for all I care.
I know that I went over the top here, but the racist thing brings my BP up.
Now, I’m an “a$$hole”, so I need to get back to my new hobby of “poisoning black communities”, as explained by Obama’s good friend and illegally appointed czar, Van Jones.
It’s good that you are listening to Rush again...... my day is ruined when I have to miss his show. ;>)
11 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:31:50 PM by Gator113
1,689 posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 7:16:00 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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ObamaCare’s Crippling Deficits. “The higher taxes, debt payments and interest rates needed to pay for health reform mean lower living standards.” But lower living standards for you are a small price to pay in exchange for more power for the political class — whose living standards won’t be going down at all . . .
 
Olbermann Flip-flops, Tells Kossacks NOT to Dig Up Dirt on Beck. Probably thought about what happened to the last guy to declare war on Beck . . .
 
 

Gothenburg is Burning, Part 2

by Baron Bodissey

Gothenburg graph

For the second part of his report on Gothenburg, our Swedish correspondent CB has translated two media reports about recent incidents involving violent “youths”.

He includes this introduction:

Here are two articles about the unrest, arson and destruction in Gothenburg since August 10th.

The first is about the suspicion of the police that there are reasons behind the unrest other than those that prompted the routine intervention — and they are right in this. As can be seen by the article, a weapon was found the day after the incident, and the “youths” involved see this as reason enough to destroy and create mayhem.

Backa: car fireThe second article is a short summary of the events so far, and mentions several occasions when the arson is clearly a concerted effort by these criminal thugs.

Note the understanding tone the reporter has for the “youths” in the first article: “The fact remains…”

Why isn’t it a fact that the police had to respond heavily armed, because of all the shootings during 2009 in Backa?

Why is it that so many reporters always take the leftist stance of defending the perpetrator and forgetting the crimes committed against all those who are forced to live in fear?

In this case, that is in Backa. Aren’t their lives worth anything for these touchy feely people?

Making excuses isn’t a sign of compassion for troubled people; it is a sign of a loss of morality and compassion.

The fact that the police seem to view some of this as youthful rebellion (if that’s not just the reporters’ own words) is telling about the PC-boot the police commissioner Klevensparr has to wear, to the detriment of the citizens of Gothenburg.

He’s right in one thing: this is a plague on large parts of the West. But it shouldn’t be! There should be a clear commission from the state to the police to get these “youths” off the streets of Sweden. They are in many instances well-known. Some even got primetime television space past Thursday to air their grievances.

There a is time to talk with youths in these suburbs, but never under duress from arson threats. Those kids having a hard time who stay away from this behavior should get the needed support to reclaim their own lives and become participants in Sweden. While those bent on destroying it should be met with all necessary force until they change or are locked away.

The first article:

Police: Something else is behind the unrest

Eight young men were placed against a wall and searched. A routine intervention, without the slightest violence. “I have a hard time seeing how that, in retrospect, can justify burning cars and throwing stones at the police,” says the assistant squad chief.


Ulf Hallberg, assistant squad chief, thinks that the incident in Backa on August 10th has become an unwarranted cudgel in the debate:

“For us, this was in principle an intervention like any other. We conduct a large number of similar ones every year.”

He adds:

“There could be other things that are reasons for the unrest in the suburbs. But, if you want this to be the igniting spark, then of course it will be that. I’m surprised that they blame it on precisely this, especially since there has been unrest in the area, with alarms about shootings and property damage, as far back as the spring of this year.”

The fact remains.

Youths at Hissingen claim that it was the police squad’s actions that burst the balloon.

19.00 hours a private person called, according to the official incident report, county communications central. The tipster reported seeing “a group of young men, of which one carried a larger military weapon, the equivalent of a rifle. It was wrapped in a piece of cloth or possibly a sweater.”

It concerned four youths dressed in dark clothing about 20-25 years of age.
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“Distinct descriptions of all concerned were given. The information was viewed as very trustworthy,” states Hallberg.

19.08 hours a police checkpoint was established at Tingstavägen, since the group was said to be walking on the right side of Litteraturgatan. A squad patrol, which was already out driving, was ordered to the location. At that point the suspects was outside the store at Blendas gata which had been closed for days.

19.26 hours an identification and search of eight persons was carried out. Non of them over 30 years of age. No women. According to the incident report nothing of substance was found.

The squad, seven men and one group chief, came in from two directions.

“Our initial evaluation was that it concerned a severe weapons crime. We lined up the youths who were close by and fit the description, and controlled them according to the police regulations 19th paragraph,” Ulf Hallberg sums up.

19.28 hours an additional three individuals were inspected in a car, in the same block. That also without results.

Several who were exposed have complained about harsh treatment. What is your view?

“We treat people according to the threat picture. In this case no form of violence occurred at all.”

Normally the squad police don’t carry any heavy support weapons [i.e. machine guns]. Why did you have those in this case?

“We feared that we could be met with serious violence.”

The following day, August 11th, a firearm was recovered from the shrubbery in the immediate surroundings. It was confiscated and a preliminary investigation is ongoing.

In the police authority, there is some disagreement about tactics or work methods, riot-like tendencies in Backa, Tynnered, and Hjällbo.

Those working closely with youth — in the local police and youth division — mediate between angry and resigned youth and police.

On the other side gathered police veterans on intermediate chief’s positions. Many of whom would have appreciated tougher action to remove leading disturbers of the peace.

The county criminal police — with the commission to prevent severe narcotic, violence and weapons crimes — quite often call in the squad force.

Every now and then a discussion arises about what should be viewed as organized crime and what’s youthful rebellion. When should there be talks, and when is there a need for automatic guns to be brought forward?

Lars Klevensparr, police commissioner in greater Gothenburg, is cautious in his assessment of the Backa incident:

“There is a risk that we overreact, that we don’t use the right tool at the right moment. A ready concept is still missing for what we should do when youths attack police, emergency services, and ambulances. It’s a problem the entire Western world has.

— Peter Linné

The second article:

Background: This has happened

Since August 10th there has in principle been unrest every night in certain of Gothenburg’s suburbs.


10 August: The police intervene in Backa, Gothenburg. Youth view the intervention as unwarranted harsh treatment.

18 August: Youth at Blendas gata in Backa set a stolen car on fire. A police car is subjected to stone-throwing. A policeman feels him self cornered and pulls his service weapon, but no shot is fired.

19 August: Disturbance in Backa and Biskopsgården. Two cars are burning at Friskväderstorget and one container for clothes [for poor people — and so goes the myth about these poor kids’ grievances] is set on fire at Selma Lagerlöfs square in Backa.

20 August: Roughly 50 police make an intervention in Hissingen [the larger area which includes Backa, among other places].

21 August: A 22-year-old is booked in Backa. He is viewed as a leading force in the unrest. He’s released on August 24th.

22 August: The unrest spreads to Tynnered and Frölunda. During the night between Friday and Saturday, youths throw stones at emergency services, a field assistance car, and security guards. Vehicles are burning.

23 August: There is unrest in Biskopsgården and Frölunda.

25 August: Fires and stone-throwing continue in several municipal districts.

26 August: A preschool at Vättnedals School in Tynnered burns. The following night a recreation center is partially destroyed in arson [i.e. 27 August].

28 August: Two cars are set on fire at Hissingen. A newspaper box is in flames at Tamburingatan in Västra Frölunda. Firemen arrive at the location and are met by stone-throwing youths. A shed at Rubingatan in Västra Frölunda is on fire and the fire threatens a larger building close by. The police arrest several persons in connections with the unrest.

29 August: A 5.7 kilo stone is dropped from a footbridge on a fire truck which is on its way towards a burning container in Hjällbo. The stone hits the truck’s windshield. The driver is hit on the arm by the stone, and one of the firemen gets glass-splinter in his eye.

2 September: During the night cars are set on fire in four places at Hissingen.

4 September: Within one hour during the night between Thursday and Friday four car fires burn simultaneously along with one basement fire at Selma Lagerlöfs square in Backa, Komettorget in Bergsjön, and in north Biskopsgården at Hissingen.

5 September: During the night before Saturday a car burns in Bergsjön and four in Biskopsgården.

— Udo Sponberg

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Body Armor for Firemen in Rosengård

by Baron Bodissey

Last night we covered the “youth” crisis in Gothenburg, and later on there will be material on the situation in Uppsala. In the meantime, to keep up with the latest cultural enrichment from Sweden, we return to Malmö.

The story below is an excerpt from Aftonbladet, adapted from a translation by Steen.

Firemen in Rosengård are forced to acquire helmets

Rosengård fireman“One has to weigh the risk of a fire spreading to the risks for our personnel”

Rosengård firemen are forced to wear helmets with visors and borrow military bullet-proof vests. “We have reinforced our cars, but they have suffered substantial damage anyway.”

“Every day we have an alarm from Rosengård, and we never know what will happen. We want the police in place beforehand. If there’s no risk of the fire spreading, we often don’t go there at all.”
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“Many fires are set just to get us there. Firemen from Jägersro fire station are now equipped with special helmets that protect the face and neck. Last winter, when it was the worst, we were forced to borrow bullet-proof vests from the military.”

One senior colleague has quit the force, as he did not feel he could guarantee his men’s safety. Several others have asked to be transferred to service elsewhere.

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Baron Bodissey | 9/08/2009 03:14:00 PM | 8 comments
 
JACOB SULLUM: “I agree with Jesse Walker and Nick Gillespie that the worst thing about President’s Obama’s speech to the students today (aside from the fact that he had no business giving it to begin with, since it’s well beyond his constitutional job description) is the creepy collectivism implied by sentences like these.”
I asked the Insta-Daughter how it went off in her class and she responded, “My class was laughing . . . which really upset Mrs. _____, because she thought it was a great speech.”
UPDATE: Ed Morrissey corrects E.J. Dionne.
ANOTHER UPDATE: More kid reactions rounded up here.

Soros: Obama Improves Openness

September 8th, 2009
A fine bit of stenography from the always compliant Associated Press:

Report: Obama administration improves openness

By Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer Tue Sep 8
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s policies on secrecy get higher grades for openness than those of President George W. Bush, yet there’s still room for improvement, says a coalition of public interest groups.
In a report issued Tuesday, the coalition says the new administration has made major strides toward more disclosure, including the recent release of Justice Department memos on Bush administration interrogation policies and Obama’s embrace of greater openness under the Freedom of Information Act.
The report noted, however, that the government has resisted release of photos from Army interrogation investigations; has not backed away from occasional use of the state secrets privilege; and has argued in court for secrecy regarding the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the Valerie Plame affair.
The country elected a president who promises the most open, transparent and accountable executive branch in history and "the record to date is mixed," says the report by OpenTheGovernment.org, a group of 75 public interest groups
The report was written before Friday’s news that the administration will start posting the names of White House visitors, widely hailed by supporters of full disclosure as a significant step. It was a policy reversal from the Bush administration, which had gone to court to keep the names secret.
Obama’s action concerning visitors is "a key transparency test," Patrice McDermott, director of OpenTheGovernment.org, said Monday. McDermott said the White House should reach back to inauguration day and post the names of all visitors since then. Obama’s plan calls for the release of names of visitors beginning Sept. 15.
For example, the Environmental Protection Agency reversed a decision by the Bush administration that had reduced reporting of toxic pollution for more than 3,500 facilities nationwide.
Among the positions the coalition thinks the Obama administration needs to change are:
- Its argument, citing the state secrets privilege, that the government has sovereign immunity in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit against the government for warrantless wiretapping. Under the state secrets privilege, the executive branch claims that the disclosure of certain evidence in court may damage national security.
- Its position that a transcript of a federal prosecutor’s interview of Cheney in the release of Plame’s CIA identity should remain secret for as long as 10 more years to limit the use of the transcript to historical purposes
Wouldn’t it be nice to know who is in this wonderful Open The Government organization whose press release the Associated Press was so eager to publish?
It’s odd, but the AP doesn’t seem to believe you should know. They don’t even provide their readers with a link to these noble worthies.
(Though the AP does manage to fit in the lie that Mr. Obama is going to release the White House visitor logs.)
But, as a public service, here is a list of their ‘Coalition Partners,’ according to their own website:

Coalition Partners

American Association of Law Libraries
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
American Library Association*
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Association of American Publishers
Association For Community Networking
Association of Research Libraries
Bill of Rights Defense Committee*
Black Box Voting
Californians Aware
Center for American Progress*
Center for Democracy and Technology
Center for National Security Studies
Center for Progressive Reform
The Center for Public Integrity
Center for Responsive Politics
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington*
Citizens for Sunshine
Common Cause
Defending Dissent Foundation
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center*
EnviroJustice
Environmental Defense
Essential Information
Federation of American Scientists*
Florida First Amendment Foundation
Free Expression Policy Project
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Fund for Constitutional Government
Good Jobs First
Government Accountability Project*
Humanist Society of New Mexico
Human Rights First*
Illinois Community Technology Coalition
Indiana Coalition for Open Government
iSolon.org
The James Madison Project
League of Women Voters*
Liberty Coalition
Mine Safety and Health News
Minnesota Coalition on Government Information
National Coalition Against Censorship
National Coalition for History
National Freedom of Information Coalition
National Institute on Money in State Politics
National Security Archive*
National Security Whistleblowers Coalition
New Jersey Work Environment Council
Northern California Association of Law Libraries
NPOTechs
OMB Watch*
PEN American Center
Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition
People For the American Way*
Political Research Associates
Positive Financial Advisors, Inc
Progressive Librarians Guild
Project On Government Oversight
Public Citizen*
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
ReclaimDemocracy.org
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Society of American Archivists
Society of Professional Journalists
Southeastern American Association of Law Libraries
Special Libraries Association
Sunlight Foundation
Taxpayers for Common Sense
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Virginia Coalition for Open Government
Washington Coalition for Open Government
Working Group on Community Right-to-Know
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* George Soros funded organizations
Maybe we are cynical, but we see a lot of the usual suspects.
But it’s always reassuring to hear that Mr. Soros’ groups as well as other the professional American haters believe that Mr. Obama is being open and honest.
Still, wouldn’t it be nice if there were transparency in our media?
And maybe even in such noble operations as Open The Government?
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California: Not Dysfunctional Enough!

Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!
LA Times;
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is preparing legislation that would permanently put hundreds of thousands of acres of desert land off limits to energy projects. The territory would be designated California's newest national monument.
LA Times:
With two weeks left in the legislative session, California Democrats are hustling to fulfill a commitment they made to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to pass a law to require all utilities to get a third of their power from "green" sources by 2020. [...] . The main argument now is over how much of the new green power must be generated within California's borders.
h/t Tim
Posted by Kate at 2:54 PM| Comments (27)
 

Lead Story

Get Schooled: Nickelodeon & friends want your kids to “change the system”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 8, 2009 10:14 PM

Longtime readers are aware of the left-wing bent of children’s TV network Nickelodeon.
They p.c.-i-fied the Alamo in 2005.
They went moonbatty on the military and the war on terror in 2007.
And they pushed pro-illegal alien amnesty propaganda in 2008.
Well, they’re at it again, along with liberal philanthropists, bloggers, and the Viacom conglomerate — launching a new initiative in conjunction with President Obama’s education campaign:
The launch of Get Schooled, at the Paramount Pictures lot, includes a conference featuring a line-up of distinguished speakers: Bill Gates, Philippe Dauman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, author and political columnist Arianna Huffington, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein and Los Angeles-area High School Athletic Director Stephen Minix. The education conference will be attended by an audience of almost one thousand – including corporate and nonprofit partners, students, thought leaders, celebrities and other education stakeholders. Its goal is to highlight fresh perspectives on ways to dramatically increase high school graduation rates and college completion rates. The speakers will draw from their personal and professional experiences, sharing insights on how to ensure that all students receive a top-notch education and are ready to compete in a global marketplace.
The launch events on the Paramount Pictures lot also include the premiere of the Get Schooled: You Have the Right documentary featuring President Barack Obama, Kelly Clarkson and LeBron James, and three professionals who work alongside them, which will air across all of Viacom’s U.S. networks, including BET, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land and Nickelodeon, at 8
p.m. Eastern/Pacific and 7 p.m. Central.
All sounds innocuous, just like Obama’s speech today.
But the supporting website has the same activist, entitlement culture-nurturing bent of the White House education guides: “I want, I want, I want.”
How about “I WANT TO MASTER CORE ACADEMIC SUBJECTS?”
As I’ve pointed out repeatedly over the last week, Obama/Ayers/Klonsky and company are not interested in imparting knowledge. They are interested in creating “social justice” activists.
Accordingly, Get Schooled features a “student bill of rights.” (Hey, how about just learning the original Bill of Rights?)

There’s a “Write your governor” action campaign for the junior lobbyists to press for more education funding and higher teacher salaries:

And look, it’s the same “revolutionary” rhetoric perfected by Obama’s education “comrade” Bill Ayers and the recently departed Van Jones:

But never mind all this. There’s no political agenda here. I’m just a silly kook. And you are, too.
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1,690 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3:49:35 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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9/11: Obama declares "Interfaith Day of Service". This event new WH website: islamoncapitolhill.com

For Islam, a Religion of Peace®? The Most Damning links-- click the picture:
Where It's 9-11 All the Time...Click the picture...



She's Ba-ack... Sarah Palin BLASTS Obamacare On Eve of Dear Leader's Big Speech to Congress

Palin's Big Important WSJ Editorial on ObamaCare
Update: Snowe Advisory?

—Ace

Since this is the sort of thing I called for her to do, I have to link it.
I say "have to" not to be begrudging. It's just that for blog-readers, many of these points are not really new. Still, it's a good precis for those who still don't really understand what Obama's "reforms" really are.
And here's what she's for. Mind you, with allowing cross-state insurance purchase and passing tort reform, we could probably drop prices by 10% with the stroke of a pen.
But let's not do that. Let's keep health care prices soaring in order to justify a federal takeover.
Instead of poll-driven "solutions," let's talk about real health-care reform: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven. As the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and others have argued, such policies include giving all individuals the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage; reforming tort laws to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending; and changing costly state regulations to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. Rather than another top-down government plan, let's give Americans control over their own health care. Democrats have never seriously considered such ideas, instead rushing through their own controversial proposals. After all, they don't need Republicans to sign on: Democrats control the House, the Senate and the presidency. But if passed, the Democrats' proposals will significantly alter a large sector of our economy. They will not improve our health care. They will not save us money. And, despite what the president says, they will not "provide more stability and security to every American."
We often hear such overblown promises from Washington. With first principles in mind and with the facts in hand, tell them that this time we're not buying it.
No Snowe in September? See Allah's update.
Maybe even the stupidest, most liberal (currently) GOP Senator has common sense enough to bail on Bammy.
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1,691 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 5:17:55 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Obama will not explain the bill at the Joint Session of Congress because as The White House believed in the first place -- better ram through something and add the details later.

However, Obama is like a kid with a new toy because he is going to head the UN Security Council and is bored with the thought of actually working on a real Healthcare bill.

So let me get this straight there is no money for anything and the world wants a new currency because they no longer trust the dollar. Young people are not so pro-Obama these days because of the 25.5% unemployment they face. YES WE CAN has become BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME. But just when you thought things couldn't get worse--death panels are coming to a neighborhood near you.

Not to worry -- Republicans can roll back this bill next year. Please God let there be a next year.
1,692 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 1:49:50 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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NO SURPRISE HERE: NY Times Rewriting History on Van Jones Debacle. But at least they gave some credit to Gateway Pundit.
 
DAN RIEHL: “Why are there Tea Parties and large numbers of Americans feeling disconnected from media and politics? It’s because a large portion of America feels ignored by the culture. Trust me on this, the last time that happened it led to the Reagan Revolution when the usually quiet rubes decided that they wanted to be heard.”
And related thoughts from Ann Althouse, with an assist from Camille Paglia.
MICKEY KAUS: “Obama doesn’t need to get ‘Republicans on board.’ He doesn’t need to get Blue Dog Democrats on board. He needs to get voters on board. They aren’t on board now
 
Thomas Friedman, For One, Welcomes Our New Chinese Creditor Overlords. “Because not only does China finance our deficit, it sets an Example of Governance and Shows Our Decadent Democracy the Enlightened Autocratic Way. In Friedman’s hands, China is, dare one say it, nearly a City on a Hill. This is quite an op-ed, even for Thomas Friedman and even by the historical apologetics of the New York Times. . . . Let me just say for the record that this is a monstrous column. When faced with American public defection from elite preferences outcomes on certain policy issues that involve many difficult tradeoffs of the kind that democracies, with much jostling and argument, are supposed to work out among many different groups, Friedman extols the example of … China’s political system, because it’s both enlightened and autocratic? Who among us knew?” Our political class — which emphatically includes the NYT punditocracy — is far more interested in its own power and position than in anything so trivial as democracy.
UPDATE: Friedman’s cheerleading for China comes one week after dissident Xie Changfa was sentenced to 13 years for trying to organize a political meeting.

What Would We Do Without Thomas Friedman?

Guy who lives in this house;



One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power.

China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 1:06 PM
The_Anchoress
This is really all you need to know about Obamacare and how wonderful it’s going to be for you and me: Congress has already exempted itself from the public option:
…Moffit points to an amendment offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV, during a House Ways and Means Committee meeting just before the recess began that would have required Members to be covered by the Public Option plan if they approve it for private citizens.
Predictably, however, the Heller amendment was defeated, with all 21 committee Democrats voting against it. That vote is indicative of the reality that any bill requiring Congress to be covered by the same health care as the public has the proverbial snow ball in Hades’ chances of being enacted.
So, compromised and rationed healthcare for thee, but not for me, says Congress.
Also, I recall during the presidential campaign, Obama stating that he was against requiring people to buy insurance under penalty of fines. How he feels about that today? That’s anyone’s guess.
But I’m thinking with unemployment at a 26 year high, fewer people are amenable to such an idea, or able to afford it. Then again, if you put the country out or work, you take away their insurance, and then it rather forces the Public Option, doesn’t it?
Ugh. The President and the Congress deserve each other, and we deserve much better. To quote John Kerry, what a bunch of “crooks and liars.”
Oh, and the president who was going to bring everyone together hasn’t talked to the GOP about healthcare since April.
1,693 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3:36:55 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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We Elected the Wrong Leader

Tonight, Barack Obama will take to the airwaves to make what I've read is his 28th public attempt to sell a fundamentally-flawed, fiscally irresponsible and morally bankrupt health-care plan to the American people.
It is probable that despite his much-discussed charisma, the President's plan is likely to lose support tomorrow.
It will lose support because former Alaska governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin wrote a cogent, intelligent and concise op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that utterly eviscerates Democratic plans to control medical insurance and ration health-care.
Further, Palin provides a clear path towards real health-care reform.
Instead of poll-driven "solutions," let's talk about real health-care reform: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven. As the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and others have argued, such policies include giving all individuals the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage; reforming tort laws to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending; and changing costly state regulations to allow people to buy insurance across state lines. Rather than another top-down government plan, let's give Americans control over their own  health care. Democrats have never seriously considered such ideas, instead rushing through their own controversial proposals. After all, they don't need Republicans to sign on: Democrats control the House, the Senate and the presidency. But if passed, the Democrats' proposals will significantly alter a large sector of our economy. They will not improve our health care. They will not save us money. And, despite what  the president says, they will not "provide more stability and security to every American."
Palin has written one Facebook entry and (now an editorial) staking an articulate direction in which to move on providing health-care reform. Our President, plummeting in the polls, will attempt yet another droning, self-referential speech to convince us that a bad idea is a good idea... because he says so.
We have before us a leader with vision.
And then we have the President.

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1,694 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 4:34:05 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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ACORN'S Latest Swindle: 63% Voter Registration Fraud

ACORN is a racketeering organization whose specialty is sedition - overthrowing the good governance of the is great nation. Why hasn't it been stripped and rendered illegal like the cosa nostra. What's the difference except that the mafia was patriotic?

Van sends the latest on ACORN. Of 1400 registration cards, 888 were fraudulent. That's 63% by his calculation. Not sure why the State Attorney is kissing their ass, though.  Maybe he wants their votes. You can't tell me they haven't changed the election results of many an election. Ahmadinejad took a poage from the ACORN playbook.
Meanwhile, the ACORN alumni in the White House has billions earmarked for these criminals. Nice.

Eleven people hired to register potential voters in Miami-Dade County before last year's presidential election were being sought Wednesday for falsifying hundreds of voter registration cards.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office issued arrest warrants for each of the 11 suspects, all of whom worked for the local chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, (ACORN).
By early Wednesday morning, six were in custody, authorities said.
ACORN came under fire during last year's presidential campaign when Republicans and other conservative groups accused the national organization of committing fraud in its aggressive voter registration efforts in various cities and counties nationwide, including Florida.
But ACORN officials said they had alerted authorities about the alleged illegal activity among some canvassers in Miami-Dade after finding ``numerous discrepancies'' on voter cards collected from the Homestead area.
The arrests are ``further evidence we've been policing our own folks and report people attempting to commit voter registration fraud,'' said ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring. ``This was really some individuals who were trying to defraud their employer.''
1,695 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 4:46:38 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Obama Fatigue Syndrome

We're tired.
For 5 years, Americans have been the constant target of a visual and verbal saturation bombing.
All things Barack, all the time.
Since his address at the democratic convention in 2004, his almost mystical aura, happily created and packaged by a compliant main stream media, has dazzled many in this nation, rendering useless any ability to sincerely question and analyze his background, experience, or actual social agenda.
Focusing on style over substance has been the modus operandi of the left and their propagandists in the media, with the goal of creating a "Camelot-lite", regardless of Obama's radical personal and public history.
However, thankfully, this supposed master of oratory, magician of communication, a telepromtorial genius, has blitzkrieged our senses to a point where we are finally examining what he is saying instead of how he says it.
Better late than never.
Since the HealthScare debate has begun in earnest, Obama has held approximately 112 townhalls, speeches, and conferences concerning this issue. For a man who has garnered a reputation for being able to convince others that he knows what is best for them, these past few months must have seemed surreal. A simple slight of hand is no longer enough to mesmerize the audience into thinking he magically has all the answers. His muddled, incoherent message, in conjunction with his elite friends in the most hated congress in history, have inadvertently accomplished stirring something which has been absent from the people of this country for a long time:
Caring.
We care about this nation and its future. We care about being able to maintain our way of life to which we have become accustomed. We care about honesty, character, and motives.
We care to have our voices heard.
We are no longer indifferent spectators who sit by feeling helplessly trapped in a climate where political deceit and personal lust for power have become expected, and, in most circumstances, ignored.
We are finally discovering that, just as Obama has faith in his abilities to lead people off a cliff, we have just as much faith in ourselves to make a difference.
Tonight, after 112 failed attempts to connive our citizens into relinquishing more of our freedom and fortune, Obama will once again use the power of his position to play ringmaster to a room full of political clowns.
He will attempt to "simplify" the debate, or more appropriately, "dumb-down" the facts for a population which he holds in contempt. He'll most likely have some dramatic stories from individuals who have been "victims" of the nation's health care system, perhaps even having a few in the audience, sitting next to his wife: A woman who has expressed that she felt no pride in her country until her husband was elected.
The heartstrings will be tugged. Likely, Edward Kennedy will be injected into the script. The demonization of opponents will continue apace. His democratic congressional majority will whoop and applaud at every break in a sentence, believing the louder the praise, the more people can be duped into blindly accepting social engineering conducted against them.
He may get a bump. Some may be fooled. Many will not.
One thing is certain: This is not the same electorate that flippantly gave him the Presidency.
"Hope and change" has indeed occurred. Just not the type he expected.

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Sarah Palin Pummels Obama and the Democrats Once Again

Sarah Palin has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, just in time for Obama's big speech in front of a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. Just as she has done in the past regarding Obama's push for a government takeover of health care, she will drive the discussion with her latest article. In today's piece she addresses the massive bureacracy that Obama's and the Democrats' health care plan will create, which will cause more problems in the long run than it will solve.
She begins by addressing the strawman Obama pulls out as a prop at every opportunity. Over and over he accusses Republicans and opponents of his view of reform of wanting the status quo. That is far from the truth. What opponents of Obama's reform want is for government to get out of the way so real reform can begin:
Writing in the New York Times last month, President Barack Obama asked that Americans "talk with one another, and not over one another" as our health-care debate moves forward. I couldn't agree more. Let's engage the other side's arguments, and let's allow Americans to decide for themselves whether the Democrats' health-care proposals should become governing law.
Some 45 years ago Ronald Reagan said that "no one in this country should be denied medical care because of a lack of funds." Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old, the young and the sick. We stand strongest when we stand with the weakest among us.
We also know that our current health-care system too often burdens individuals and businesses--particularly small businesses--with crippling expenses. And we know that allowing government health-care spending to continue at current rates will only add to our ever-expanding deficit.
How can we ensure that those who need medical care receive it while also reducing health-care costs? The answers offered by Democrats in Washington all rest on one principle: that increased government involvement can solve the problem. I fundamentally disagree.
Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. And common sense tells us to be skeptical when President Obama promises that the Democrats' proposals "will provide more stability and security to every American."
With all due respect, Americans are used to this kind of sweeping promise from Washington. And we know from long experience that it's a promise Washington can't keep.
Sarah then goes into the nightmare scenario that Obama himself introduced when he discussed his idea of an independent panel of experts that would make medical decisions with cost cutting in mind for those who are chronically ill and heading toward the end of their lives. When she referenced death panels in an earlier column and again in this article, it was this body of experts she was refering to.
Sarah Palin is a very important voice in this debate. It is because of her that the end of life counciling was dropped, for now at least, from the Democrats' health care plans. We should all hope Sarah's column strikes another chord with Americans.
Update: Don Surber offers his take on Palin's piece.
Update: On a related note, Sarah Palin submitted written testimony to the New York State Senate Aging Committee. Here's a portion:
It is unclear whether section 1233 or a provision like it will remain part of any final health care bill. Regardless of its fate, the larger issue of rationed health care remains. A great deal of attention was given to my use of the phrase "death panel" in discussing such rationing.[7] Despite repeated attempts by many in the media to dismiss this phrase as a "myth", its accuracy has been vindicated. In the face of a nationwide public outcry, the Senate Finance Committee agreed to "drop end-of-life provisions from consideration entirely because of the way they could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly."[8] Jim Towey, the former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, then called attention to what's already occurring at the Department of Veteran's Affairs, where "government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care."[9] Even Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, a strong supporter of President Obama, agreed that "if the government says it has to control health care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending."[10] And of course President Obama has not backed away from his support for the creation of an unelected, largely unaccountable Independent Medicare Advisory Council to help control Medicare costs; he had previously suggested that such a group should guide decisions regarding "that huge driver of cost . . . the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives...."[11]
Read all of it.
1,696 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 4:57:52 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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1,697 posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 7:00:08 PM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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CATO HEALTH CARE EXPERTS will be live-blogging Obama’s speech.
Plus, Republicans will unveil their bill — in Obama’s presence. Tired of being ignored, I guess.
Also, more liveblogging at United Liberty.
And Peter Suderman predicts more of the same.
UPDATE: Most importantly, Stephen Green is drunkblogging!
I just noticed that Obama looks a lot older all of a sudden.
And from the Cato commenters: “If we spend more than other countries, and aren’t any healthier, why does the president want us to spend another $2 trillion?”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Conclusion at Cato: “Strikingly political/partisan rather than statesmanlike speech. Obama chose to pressure Republicans to support his plan rather than attempt to persuade them to do so. He risks a another wave of (effective) opposition from conservative talk radio & cable TV.”
I see that Michael Graham liveblogged it too, with his son.
Dan Riehl emails: “I figured out his strategy. He’s going to put the country to sleep so they can pass the bill without us knowing it.”
And Prof. Jacobson calls it the Have your cake and eat it too speech.
Stephen Green: “Self-reliance! Love of freedom! Skepticism of government! And socialized medicine! Sing it with me now: One of these things is not like the other…”
Ali Eteraz notes subconscious Marx-ism.
Ann Althouse: “I can’t believe anyone is watching.”
My question: Is America ready to believe that a politician from Chicago will eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse?
MORE: A wrapup from Megan McArdle: “In the end, I think this speech satisfied no one. There’s a little information for the wonks, but not nearly enough. There’s a little stirring rhetoric for the non-wonks, but again, not nearly enough. Journalists seem to have liked it. But if journalists were any reliable key to the sentiment of the American people, we’d already have national healthcare, and national second homes in Maine.” And profitable newspapers everywhere!
And Larry Sabato tweets: “That was a tough, partisan speech. All pretense of bipartisanship is gone on both sides.”
Meanwhile, Keith Hennessey figures the score. “Nowhere in the speech does he promise universal health insurance, or universal health care.”
Dana Loesch liveblogged it, too.
GOP shouts LIAR to BO !!
Anybody recall the last time a President was heckled by a member of Congress during a speech to a joint session? I'm sure this means something, and I'm equally sure that it's not good..
 

Lib Radio Host Blames Tea Party Members, Birthers, Republicans, Etc. For California Fire (Audio-Video)

Will the paranoid hate-speech on the left ever stop?
Lib radio host Mike Malloy blamed Tea Party protesters, birthers, and Republicans for the California Station Fire that's burned 150,000 acres.

Story Balloon TV has audio-video:

Radio Equalizer has the complete transcript.
Here's a piece of Malloy's paranoid rant:

The incident commander, at the so-called Station Fire, the one that's burned 150,000 acres, and is responsible for the deaths of two firefighters; the incident commander, Mike Dietrich, says this is an act of domestic terrorism.

Now, who is known for committing acts of terrorism in the United States? The last big one was Timothy McVeigh, who took the lives of 168 people, I think this is exactly what the report from Department of Homeland Security four to five months ago was warning against.

That these insane people, the neo-fascists on the right, the Republicans who have flipped out, the ones who are terrified that the President of the United States is going to address schoolchildren, the ones who are convinced that in an attempt to reign in health care costs to make it a little easier and more competitive is acting in the spirit of Adolf Hitler; the ones who carry guns; these crazy SOBs are the ones responsible, in my opinion, for the fire.
Related... Leftist terrorists knocked down radio towers in two states over the weekend.
 
 

Horrible. Obama Attacks Private Citizen Sarah Palin (Video)

For supposedly being so "stupid" Sarah Palin sure does freak out Barack Obama.
The President attacked private citizen Sarah Palin during his speech tonight to Congress. Obama misrepresented her words and misrepresented his plan.
Horrible.

Former Senator Rick Santorum weighed in on the president's deliberate attack on Sarah Palin:
As Santorum says, "Palin is right."
1,698 posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:52:16 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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Why Obama's Speech Doesn't Matter (watch what the other hand is doing)

 

A Black Man Became a Walking Red Herring Tonight

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Obama and the Plight of the Dancing Masquerade

The Igbo language is one rich in proverbs. These proverbs have the capacity to instruct, admonish, and predict the fate of any given situation all at once. In my opinion, the best that the Igbo language offers are the uncomplicated one-liners, abridged versions of a thoroughly instructive tale -- a tale that disguises as sage advice.


I have been watching Barack Obama for some time now. Ironically it is he, a man whom I feel has no wisdom whatsoever -- that has more than anyone in my short history -- inspired me to look back towards the wisdom of my forebears. Those forebears used to have a saying, "okonko, tomeji m'adaa." Translation: "okonko, as you show off, be careful that you do not trip and fall." It is the proverbial saying that illuminates what I like to call the plight of the dancing masquerade.

In parts of rural Igboland, okonko is one of the most anticipated of all masquerade dancers who only makes special appearances at important festivals and celebrations. His costume is so elaborate, and his dance is so spectacular, that children and adults alike gladly wait for hours at the spots where okonko is rumored to appear. Once he makes himself known, his dancing feet become virtually invisible; his twists and turns, and the flashing colors of his fantastically decorated costume, work in tandem to captivate his audience in ways other masquerade dancers are at a loss to imitate. In short, when okonko is around he commands all attention. 

But for this most flamboyant of all masquerades, there's a catch. Okonko must be very careful during his performance not to trip (on a stone) and fall. If he does fall, everything about him will come completely undone; it will be impossible for him to resume his dance, his focus now disoriented, his painstakingly put-together costume now in pieces. He will at once become the object of laughter and ridicule for his once adoring audiences and the other masquerades. Okonko rarely falls; but when he does, it is usually because of his inexperience.

My friends, I am beginning to see that what we have in the White House is our very own inexperienced Masquerade-in-Chief. Here are three perilous stones that Obama's two left dancing feet have already unearthed, which assure that he will hopefully be a one-term president.

Stone # 1: Obama's Three-Card Monte Race Hoax:

To win the election, our post-racial President played a version of the three-card con game on the American people. But the jig is up.

First, (card #1) to get the black ghetto vote and the white, middle-class, liberal pity vote, Obama sold himself as the protagonist in Claude Brown's classic, Manchild in the Promised Land.

Take for instance, when questions concerning Obama's elitism surfaced after "Arugula-gate". What did Obama do? He and his outside man, David Axlerod, contrived an understanding for the American people that bellied Obama's privileged, international, and culturally ambiguous background. The Obama campaign immediately went on the defensive claiming that he had come from very modest means; and that his single mother, at times, used food-stamps in order to make ends meet.

Obama scored extra points with these groups by also speaking somewhat earnestly about his past drug use. At times, during campaign stumps, he seemed a bit too eager to paraphrase from Dreams From my Father where he said, "Pot had helped and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it".  

Second, (card #2) to get the Black Elite Establishment (B.E.E) vote -- NAACP, Colin Powell, Henry Louis Gates Jr. et al. -- Obama sold himself as a member of the "Talented Tenth", a term coined by international Communist and black imperialist, W.E.B. Dubois. Dubois was a pivotal figure in black American history -- a figure whose socialistic and elitist paradigms many blacks, in this country, continue to emulate without even knowing it. Like so many other black imperialists, Dubois was a rabid Marxist who used this socio-economic philosophy and his high-society intellect to engineer a small and permanent elite class of blacks that continue to speak for the whole. Here is classic Dubois, from his essay, "The Talented Tenth":

"Very gradually as the philosophy of Karl Marx and many of his successors seeped into my understanding, I tried to apply this doctrine with regard to Negroes. My Talented Tenth must be more than talented, and work not simply as individuals. Its passport to leadership was not alone learning but expert knowledge of modern economics as it affected American Negroes; and in addition to this and fundamental, would be its willingness to sacrifice and plan for such economic revolution in industry and just distribution of wealth, as would make the rise of our group possible."

(By the way, is it just a coincidence that, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., a good friend of the president's, happens to be the Director of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard? Regarding the Gates-Crowley-Obama snafu, I've already connected the OMG! so-that's-what-was-really-going-on dots for myself. Can you?)

By getting the B.E.E. vote, Obama was able to "kill two birds with one stone". Members of the black middle class, who continue to take their marching orders from the B.E.E., simply watched for the thumbs up on Obama. Once the B.E.E. voiced its approval -- after Obama "won" the Iowa Caucuses -- there was nothing left for black middle classers to think about.

And last, (card #3) to get the white upper-class imperialists on board, Obama simply played the part of the Good and Tame Negro, ready, willing, and able to please -- the anti-Al Sharpton. A black man made in their image is how Obama sold himself to this group.

In the words of Obama's own Vice-President, "I mean you got the first main-stream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean -- a nice looking guy. I mean that's story-book man!"

Besides the color of his skin, Obama really didn't have much going for him. So to win, he had to rearrange his racial identity cards pretty quickly to make himself into all things for all people. But most Americans have grown weary of being the mark for Obama's card tricks. What we now know is that putting this black man in the White House has not helped race relations at all. His presidency has actually made those relations worse. My bet is that this will be one of the reasons that thinking Americans will vote this guy out in 2012.

Stone #2: The bread & circuses playbook.

It worked in Imperial Rome, but it will not work in America.

During the campaign, Obama liked to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln in order to convince Americans of his wisdom and innate abilities to govern despite his inexperience. Well, it has now become all too obvious that the historical figure that Obama is most desperate to model himself after is not President Lincoln -- it's Augustus Caesar.   

Augustus especially was the master of using tactics from the panem et circensus (bread and circuses) playbook. For imperial politicians like Augustus, these tactics were pretty much a no-brainer. The imperialists just promised the people tons of grain and entertainments in order to shift the people's focus away from the imperialists' complete control over their lives. Of course, Roman imperial political history was much more complicated than this. Obama probably just glossed over the Cliffnotes for Suetonius' The Twelve Caesars; therefore, he missed out on some very important details.

To his credit, Obama certainly provided the nation with plenty of entertainment while running for the presidency. From his "I am a citizen of the world" theatrics in Berlin, to the over-the-top stagecraft used for his  "Obama has a dream" acceptance speech in Denver, our Masquerade-in-Chief kept his crowds begging and pleading for more circus acts. But it looks like Obama has run out of tricks. 

Then there's the bread. Obama gave (lower and middle-class) Americans false hopes of having a chicken in every pot to the kitchen where they would cook it. We all remember the thoughtless woman at an Obama rally who believed that an Obama win would mean instant mortgage payments.  But much to his chagrin, Obama is finding out that not all Americans are as thoughtless as that woman. Most Americans know that there is no such thing as a free lunch. So, Obama's  "giveaways" have come under real scrutiny. ObamaCare is one of those giveaways.

First seen as Astroturf, and now as the "barbarians at the gate", Americans who oppose Obama's dubious healthcare bill have been dubbed everything under the sun; we've had enough. A more critical read of Rome's Imperial history would have revealed that us barbarians should never be underestimated. As Rome unfortunately found out, the barbarians were the ones to permanently change the game.         

Stone #3: The Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Strategy:

This strategy worked to subdue Hillary Clinton. It will never work on Sarah Palin.

Liberal strategist Donna Brazile and her sidekick Roland Martin used what I call the Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Strategy to clear the (presidential) way for then candidate Obama. There were times (back in the days when I still watched CNN) when I could almost swear that the two were quoting from the famous slave narrative of Harriet Jacobs. 

Brazile & Co. waged a successful campaign against Hillary, whereby she came to symbolize nothing more than the wicked slave-mistress whose immorality had been so meticulously recorded in the Jacobs narrative. As the months of the primary season rolled by, Obama's wins and loses mattered for naught. Instead, what mattered for the Democrats was a re-creation for Americans of a not-so-typical minstrel parody: poor little ole' Obama's dreams of doing good deeds for the country were being out-maneuvered by Hillary, the "jealous, manipulative, and overbearing white slave-mistress, who was prone to fits of jealousy and rage" to have her way.

Hillary might have had the experience and the cachet to be the nation's first female president, but Hillary is no original. This is one of the reasons that the strategy worked so well against her. And whether or not the Left wants to admit it, when it comes to Sarah Palin, they have a real problem on their hands. Palin is an original who will not be used and abused; and I really hope to see this woman as my president some day soon.

Governor Palin understands many things that Obama does not. Here are the two most important: our government must be strong enough to protect the rights of the people, but restrained enough so as not to infringe upon them and the elites are destroying America. In some way or other, Palin will eventually defeat Obama.

The thing about Obama is that he is very good at imitating but he is not very good at being. This is where Obama differs from the okonko masquerade. Okonko imitates no other masquerade. He just is. This is why it's such a treat to watch him. To be an okonko masquerade is a huge honor. The rare fall notwithstanding, one must go through the necessary "course of honors" to prove that they are worthy of doing the dance. Obama has been allowed to wear the costume without proving that he could actually do the dance. In Igboland this would be unheard of. 
L.E. Ikenga wrote Obama, the African Colonial.
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Exclusive ACORN Exposé: Stealing Democracy

Twitter threats against Joe Wilson and his family (racists threaten Wilson's kids)

Unable to post actual content, due to gutter language used by Obamabots in question. Click here to read.
Those remarks are disgusting- and very frightening.
Now we know what we’re up against.
It’s going to be a race war. The moochers and looters are at the gates...
 

The second tier of influence goes under the bus at midnight (More damaging Obama/Van Jones info)

Museum scours world for new videos of 9/11 attacks

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Several Cancers

Have no fear, if there is a deathcare we won’t need this expense due to the fact that his panel will just not allow you to have it, just die already.
 

Federal Judge Allows Obama Eligibility Case to Go Forward (Where R the FReeper "Dimissal Missies?")

One or two questions about his past would have been overlooked. If Bush (or any other President, Republican or Democrat) had such a secretive and checkered background and so many hidden documents the media would have had them tied in the middle of a bonfire. I believe many of the media top level execs. know there is some truth to these claims. They are not stupid, just cunning. Most likely they have made a pact to cover for Zero, after all, they put him where he is and now don't want to lose face (or whatever favors they might have received or been promised). When this does get heard in court, hold onto your seat. It is going to be a bumpy ride in this country. The "race" issue will rear its ugly head for a whopping bad time, I am afraid.
148 posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:00:05 AM by CitizenM
1,699 posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:51:05 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

To: All

Whose Mess?

President Obama inherited a mess of an economy. He inherited it from his fellow Democrats in Congress. As it turns out, which party controls Congress, especially the Senate, probably has a lot more impact on the economy than who resides in the White House.
The last time Republicans controlled Congress, unemployment stood at 4.4%, the S&P 500 closed over 1400, and the economy grew at an average of 3% per year over the four years under a Republican Congress.
After two and a half years of Democrats controlling both houses of Congress, the unemployment rate is at 9.7% and teen unemployment is at 25.5%, the highest since it started being tracked in 1948. The S&P 500 lost more than 25% of its value. And real GDP has declined each of the last four quarters and is, in fact, below where it was when Republicans last controlled Congress.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com

We Will Call You Out!

 
 
One of the most extraordinary features of Barack Obama's victory over John McCain was his capture of 78% of the Jewish vote...
This piece ties in with Podhoretz current article in Commentary Magazine, Why Are Jews Liberals?—A Symposium.
You can get a PDF of the Commentary article here.
 
I thought Obama was going to make sure no one loses their home anymore, what happened? Ah, The Miracle of Mo'BaNomics! Is there anything it can't do?
( bitter sarcasm off... )
Remember this?

Peggy the Moocher
"If I help him he's gonna help me"

Biden Bumbles Into The Truth: Speaks Of 'Illegal Aliens'

STUNNER: AP Pummels Liar In Chief's Dishonest Speech (even *they* won't shill for him now!)

Infant-mortality myths

Memo to President Obama

“U.S. is printing so much money that it may one day be nearly worthless”
In order to get out from under their WWI reparations debt, the Weimar republic ALSO printed massive amounts of currency-deliberately de valuing their own money.
Whenever I read about the current administration’s out of control printing SO much money, I always wonder why “O” is also DELIBERATELY devaluing OUR currency. I wonder what HIS final objective is...

1,000 cameras ‘solve one crime’

OMG! ACORN Baltimore Prostitution Investigation Video

Are you trying to imply that these “hard working Americans” who have the good sense to support da boy king are in some way.......questionable?? I am truly shocked at your insensitivity and obvious racial bias.

ACORN Officials Videotaped Telling 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' How to Lie to IRS

1,700 posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:07:03 AM by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)

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