Showing Presidential Address Next Week
ABC News, by Jake Tapper & Karen Travers
As Michelle Malkin stated:
This is why informed parents do not trust the Educator-in-Chief and his "comrades." You can take Obama from the radicals in Chicago. But you can't take the Chicago radicalism out of Obama.
Ken Klukowski writes about a school system in New Hampshire, where "a home-schooling mother has been ordered to put her daughter in public school because the daughter is too outspoken in her Christian beliefs, a terrifying truth emerges: If you can force a child into government schools, you can control that child’s mind.
Why? Because the court order expresses the judge’s concern that the daughter shares “her mother’s rigidity on questions of faith.” In other words, the girl is a devout, evangelical Christian. The court wrote that she must be exposed to “multiple systems of belief,” and so must attend a secular school."
[Our President has backed down now from asking students to write about what they can each to to "help" our President. That's a demonstration of his empty suit status, as far as I am concerned. Either that or it is a demonstration of his true agenda. And, showing once again the lack of leadership our President has in his resume, it has recently come to light that some of the largest school systems in the country (those whom Obama should be targeting with his message) will not even be open yet when the big speech day arrives: Boston, New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle among them]..
Powerline nicely summarizes the problems with (now former) Obama Administration official Van Jones: Who do they have in the White House? A self-proclaimed Communist. A vulgar Marxist twice over. A supporter of cold-blooded cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. A 9/11 Truther . A racist hater, whose hatred extends to the United States. And insofar as his current job is concerned, we have a man who sees the "green jobs" con as a tool for for overthrowing capitalism. We have, in short, the complete left-wing nightmare package.
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 there.
Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the first lawmaker to call for Jones' resignation, is asking Obama to
"suspend the appointment of additional ''czars'' until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as determine the constitutionality of such appointments.
Now that Jones is out of the way, Republicans are turning their fire on czars in general.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, called the czars "an affront to the Constitution" since they are not approved by Congress.
As David Sirota of Salon wrote: This is a serious tragedy for the progressive movement on three levels. First and foremost, Jones was one of the only movement progressives in a policymaking position in the Obama White House. By that I mean, he was one of the only people in the White House who came out of grassroots movement work and not just political/partisan hack work, and one of the only movement progressives put in a policymaking job, and not ghettoized into a political/tactical job. Whenever I got sick to my stomach at the thought of Obama's Team of Corporate Zombies - people like Rahm Emanuel, Tim Geithner, Larry Summers and Jim Messina - running the show, I was able to at least tell myself that hey, someone like Van Jones is at least in there somewhere fighting the good fight as he always has. No more - and that's a damn shame."
The President of the United States is now thinking that it will be good policy to shut down all personal computers in the event of an "emergency". Bruce Henderson says of Jay Rockerfeller's Bill S773 that is "makes no attempt to outline and describe what form of emergency would trigger the use of these broad new powers to limit communication, nor any means by which it could be reviewed by anyone outside the executive branch. The bill also proscribes that the executive branch will perform periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government.
From CBS News, regarding the Obama Congress's proposed bill to shut down private internet if our President declares a state of emergency (doesn't he do that every week or month?) "Translation: the U.S. government bureaucracy will be spending your tax dollars to figure out private networks, find choke points and places where they can control the flow of communication. Furthermore, companies (such as your ISP) are going to be required, by law, to supply the federal bureaucrats with whatever network, account, usage and history information they deem appropriate. All in the name of cyber safety, you see.
If that were not enough of an outrage, the bill also establishes federal indoctrination and certification for cyber security professionals. It would require companies that the executive branch deemed "critical" to adopt restrictions on who it could hire to work with network security to a limited pool of those who had undergone government training and certification. You might assume from this that the private sector was completely lacking in any certification or training in cyber security. In fact there is a robust and growing business (aka a "free market") for this type of training that the government would now control and regulate".
The New York Post reports that "the federal government needs to hire more than 270,000 workers for "mission-critical" jobs over the next three years, a surge prompted in part by the large number of baby-boomer federal workers reaching retirement age, according to the results of a government-wide survey being released Thursday. The numbers also reflect the Obama administration's intent to take on several enormous challenges, including the repair of the financial sector, fighting two wars, and addressing climate change".
Well, this is indeed a jobs program for Obama.
As is the fact that the first item on the Senate agenda when they return is a bill to create a new and unnecessary government tourism advertising agency.