Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Swat Team for Tea Party; Divisive Talk; GM Payback Sham; and Ft. Hood Info

A Quincy, Ill., Tea Party protest convened several weeks ago as President Barack Obama spoke at the nearby convention center. Things got SO out of hand, the SWAT team was called in for crowd control. Check out some of the horrifying images from the riot, via GatewayPundit: well, the photos are of peaceful , smiling people who love their country, many of them with gray hair - those who have never had reason to protest anything in their lives before now......  It is yet one more attempt by this Administration to demonize Tea Party attendees...
From ABC News:  Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.
In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republican party.
Tea Party activists loath the term “tea baggers,” which has emerged in liberal media outlets and elsewhere as a method of mocking the activists and their concerns.
On Saturday, the president delivered a commencement address at the University of Michigan in which he said that he condemns those who say all government is bad. [I just don't know whom he is talking about, as conservatives think that far-reaching, dictatorial, over-spending government is bad - not all of it.]  He said that one way “to keep our democracy healthy is to maintain a basic level of civility in our public debate … But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down.”  [How about it, Mr. President?  Maybe you could lead by example.]
From the Washington Post:  The Obama administration has refused to comply with a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subpoena demanding access to documents and witnesses from last year’s Ft. Hood terrorist attack. Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and raking Republican Susan Collins (R-Maine) issued the subpoena when the Obama administration refused to provide the documents voluntarily. The Pentagon says giving the committee access to investigative reports and witnesses might interfere with their prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan, the terrorist shot at the scene of the attack.  
Real Clear Politics is reporting that Forbes reporter Shikha Dalmia reports:  GM CEO Ed Whitacre announced in a Wall Street Journal column Wednesday that his company has paid back its government bailout loan "in full, with interest, years ahead of schedule."As it turns out, the Obama administration put $13.4 billion of the aid money as "working capital" in an escrow account when the company was in bankruptcy. The company is using this escrow money--government money--to pay back the government loan.  In short, GM is using government money to pay back government money to get more government money. And at a 2% lower interest rate at that. This is a nifty scheme to refinance GM's government debt--not pay it back.

Here are the facts according to the inspector general for the Troubled Assets Relief Program:  his most recent quarterly report explained that "the source for the debt payments will be other TARP funds currently in escrow accounts. In a letter to Whitacre from Reps. Issa and Jordan, they say that the "GM chairman's words come "dangerously close to committing fraud" and "your false statements may expose GM to millions of dollars in damages, further reducing the value of the taxpayer-owned company.  The American people, as the majority shareholders of GM, have a right to know the truth behind the cost of the GM bailout and BM's genuine financial condition."
AP reports: The no-fly list failed to keep the Times Square suspect off the plane.
Faisal Shahzad boarded a jetliner bound for the United Arab Emirates Monday night before federal authorities pulled him back. Although under surveillance since midafternoon, he had managed to elude investigators and head to the airport.
The night's events, gradually coming to light, underscored the flaws in the nation's aviation security system, which despite its technologies, lists and information sharing, often comes down to someone making a right call.  [And I suppose Obama will continue to say he has full faith and confidence in Janet Napolitano, that she is not incompetent....]

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for exposing the real White House and its agenda for us...HE really hates what America has been and still, almost, is...This is the "hope & change" he and his socialist gang members are after...