Friday, September 24, 2010

Obama Gets Heckled; Brainwashing Global Warming; Belt-tightening in New Jersey; Obama Losing His Old Friends; Our Universities Under Control of State Government

Yahoo News reports: President Barack Obama got heckled at a fundraiser Wednesday night by protesters pushing for more funding for AIDS programs and quicker action to allow gays to serve openly in the military.
"Some of those signs should be going up at the other folks' events, and folks should be hollering at the other folks' event. Because the choice in November could not be clearer," the president said.
Addressing an activist pushing for more funding for global AIDS initiatives, the president said, "We heard your point. And as I said before, we increased AIDS funding. ... The people who will take over if we don't focus on the election, I promise you, will cut AIDS funding." [It seems that the old adage that the bigger the lie is, the more people believe it.  First of he, where is his proof that Republicans will cut AIDS funding - in their recent Pledge?  I don't think so. Perhaps, in the name of honesty (not one of Obama's strong points), he should have admitted that George W. Bush tripled America's funding of AIDS programs.  I recall that when I was in Africa, President Bush was a hero to the Tanzanians, Muslims all - for having donated over a million bed nets to save the lives of millions of Africans who would otherwise die of malaria.  This disease was exacerbated by the banning of DDT by America decades ago, by the way.  Today, the science is not even so sure that DDT was actually causing many illnesses in the first place. Not being able to use it to control mosquitoes does cause millions of deaths, however.] 
From CNS News:  Like I keep saying over and over again, if you get young people invested in those ideas early on, that will result in those kinds of positive policy developments," Sarbanes told "So, whether it’s climate change, whether it’s population growth, whether it’s all these factors that impact the health of our world, raising that awareness early among young people is only going to promote the agenda.” When asked if students should be taught that global warming is a threat, Sarbanes said: “If you’re promoting outdoor education, building that into educational programming, they [students] can’t help but understand about climate change because they’re going to see the effects of it. They’re going to go to a local science center , right, and they’re going to learn about the effect that global warming is having right in their own communities. [Let the brainwashing begin, and don't let them hear that it may all be a hoax!  Let no real debate exist - just scare them out of their wits that the world is coming to an end because of man.  Who cares if students have to be treated for depression and nightmares?]
National Review online:  Part of Gov. Chris Christie’s belt-tightening plan for New Jersey was the termination of $7.5 million in public funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, a decision Democrats in the legislature countermanded with a bill that cleared the Senate with a 30-10 vote — sufficient to override a veto. But when that veto came and the Democrats scheduled an override vote, Republicans in the legislature backed down, and the measure failed 23-17.
The Washington Post opines: In his nearly two years in office, President Obama has relied on a very small clique of advisers that serves as his most trusted sounding board on politics and policy.
Members of his staff describe Obama as wary of outsiders and reluctant to widen his inner circle. As one of his advisers bluntly put it, the president "doesn't like new people."
Like it or not, he will soon be surrounded by them as an expected staff shuffle will deprive Obama of two of his closest aides and an influx of replacements will take their places within the West Wing.
Expose Obama reports: According to the Centennial Institute, a proposed new rule by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) “would place private colleges and universities under the ultimate control of state governments, rather than independent accrediting agencies. The notice of proposed rulemaking was posted in the Federal Register on June 18 for a public comment period ending Aug. 2. It could take effect as soon as November.”
Armstrong says the attempt by the government to regulate curricula “is part of an unprecedented power grab in which government has already moved to dominate such industries as automobiles, energy, health care, banking, home loans and student loans — and now seeks dominance over the colleges and universities themselves.”
The Wall Street Journal writes:  Democrats abandoned plans to vote before Election Day on extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class while eliminating them for better-off Americans, spooked by protests from vulnerable incumbents and bleak prospects for passage.For now, taxpayers confront a number of worrisome scenarios, including the possibility Congress might deadlock on the issue in the post-election "lame duck" session, resulting in across-the-board tax increases.
The News Gazette in Illinois reveals: In a move that hasn’t happened for years, University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted to deny a professor emeritus status Thursday.
Chairman Chris Kennedy of Chicago, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, said he would not vote for emeritus status for University of Illinois at Chicago Professor William Ayers.
The rest of the trustees agreed to vote no, without discussion.
Ayers, a former ’60s radical, was one of four authors of a 1974 book, “Prairie Fire,” a manifesto of the radical Weather Underground.
“I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy. There can be no place in a democracy to celebrate political assassinations or to honor those who do so.”
After the meeting, several trustees said they would rather not comment on the vote out of respect to Kennedy.


  1. Wow! Government control over private schools? Then again...why am I surprised, under this regime?! If we stick with it, EVERYTHING will be government controlled.

  2. GREAT for University of Illinois!!!