Thursday, September 1, 2011

Federal Judge deems no public interest served by knowing about our President's fraudulent SSN; Obama says we must politicize 9/11 commemorations, must recognize world anger at our interrogations and invasion of Iraq; Obamacare secured $105 billion in spending; Illegal Obama uncle to benefit from Obama's new presidential order on illegals?; Representative Allen West considers leaving Congressional Black Caucus over Tea Party rhetoric; There's just one Presdent, many debates; Representative Carson's redefinition of cuts; Babysitter might qualify for benefits, paid vacations and a break every two hours - in CA; Dangerous Mexican trucks deep into America; A million new tempoary jobs; Guitar company raid costs company $2 million; We are being gamed

[America, we hardly recognize you any more.......] World Net Daily reports: Announcing it's "not her lucky day," a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has told an eligibility attorney he has dismissed her case demanding information from the Social Security Administration regarding President Obama's Social Security Number, sought because of suspicions it may be fraudulent.
The case was filed by California attorney Orly Taitz, who has brought many of the major court challenges to Obama's eligibility based on a lack of evidence that he meets the U.S. Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural-born citizen."
The judge, Royce Lamberth, credited Taitz for her dedication to her cause but said that "today is not her lucky day."
He concluded that there's no real interest in determining whether the Obama Social Security Number is genuine or fraudulent, arguing that the need for privacy for the president trumps all else.
"The SSA explained that the Privacy Act of 1974 ... protects the personal information of social security number holders," he wrote. "The SSA determined ... the plaintiff had identified no public interest that would be served by disclosure.

But Lamberth wrote in the case against Michael Astrue, Social Security commissioner, that whether Obama is using a fake number isn't his concern.
He said he would "disregard" documents from the Selective Service and the Social Security Number Verification System suggesting there are problems with Obama's number, because he "concludes" they were obtained "under false pretenses."
Taitz told WND she is submitting a motion for reconsideration based on new evidence that includes an affidavit from an individual who obtained a government affirmation that the number Obama is using doesn't match his name.
She said it is important to the public, because it could provide evidence of fraudulent IRS returns, fake election documents and Social Security fraud, should the allegations prove accurate.
 Read more: Judge rules on Obama's Social Security Number
Redstate writes: The Obama regime shamelessly issued two sets of documents setting guidelines on how to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks against United States.
One set of the 9/11 commemoration guidelines, entitled “9/11 Anniversary Planning,” is for domestic audiences and highlights Obama’s continuing attempts to politicize the 9/11 anniversary as a campaign propaganda tool. The second set of 9/11 commemoration guidelines is for foreign audiences
According to the New York Times, the guidelines list what themes to underscore — and the tone to set:
  • Officials are instructed to memorialize those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and thank those in the military, law enforcement, intelligence or homeland security for their contributions since.
  • Officials are to warn that Americans must be prepared for another attack — and must be resilient in recovering from the loss.
  • Officials are cautioned that commemorations should not cast the United States as the sole victim of terrorism.
  • The tone should be shaped by a recognition that the outpouring of worldwide support for the United States in the weeks after the attacks turned to anger at some American policies adopted in the name of fighting terror — on detention, on interrogation, and the decision to invade Iraq.
The guidelines also seek to remind everyone that Osama bin Laden was killed and cite his death as a reason for officials to “minimize references to Al Qaeda”:
  • The guidelines say officials are to make the point that “Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant.”
  • The guidelines say the absence of Al Qaeda playing any significant role in the “Arab Spring” uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa should be cited as evidence that bin Laden’s organization “represents the past,” while peaceful street protesters in Egypt and Tunisia “represent the future.”
The 9/11 commemoration guidelines aimed at foreign audiences call on American officials to praise overseas partners, who have joined the worldwide effort to combat violent extremism, formerly known as the Global War On Terror:
Commentary Magazine writes: Some senior administration officials … noted that the tone set on this Sept. 11 should be shaped by a recognition that the outpouring of worldwide support for the United States in the weeks after the attacks turned to anger at some American policies adopted in the name of fighting terror — on detention, on interrogation, and the decision to invade Iraq.
So Americans should spend the tenth anniversary of 9/11 being remorseful about American policy. The best way to do this, according to the White House’s 9/11 observance guidelines, is to “honor and celebrate the resilience of individuals, families, and communities on every continent, whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.” Note the alliterative coupling of place names. It’s a good example of the tacky dime-store doggerel this White House habitually substitutes for genuine inspiration.
Anyway, that’s the wound. Here’s the salt: According to the guidelines, “officials are to make the point that ‘Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant.’” Now, how did that happen? It couldn’t have anything to do with those mean policies we’re supposed to apologize for, could it?
World Net Daily opines: After learning that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – or "Obamacare" – contains over $105 billion in already-approved spending "hidden" in it's nearly 1,000 pages, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is calling for President Obama and top Democrats to give the money back to the American people.
Bachmann is outraged that Obamacare, which was passed by congressional Democrats and signed by Obama before many in Congress could read or understand the bill, skirted the usual process of passing law first and funding it later. Instead, she says many are only now learning, the bill already appropriates over $105 billion to implement itself over the next eight years.
"When Nancy Pelosi famously said we had to pass the bill to find out what's in it, it was more prophetic than anyone realized," Bachmann told WND.
Boston Herald writes: President Obama’s illegal alien uncle, now locked up on an immigration detainer, could be a beneficiary of his nephew’s new go-easy policy on foreigners facing deportation.
Obama recently announced feds are focusing on convicted criminals and immigrants who may be national security threats instead of illegal aliens living below the immigration radar.
Those clean-nosed illegal aliens are being given the chance to stay in the United States and apply for work permits.
Politico writes: The lone Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday he’s thinking of quitting the group over fellow members’ comments trashing the tea party.
“I think that we heard the president talk about some of this over-the-top rhetoric and we should move away from that,” Florida Rep. Allen West said on “Fox & Friends.”
When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And I have to tell you, one of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because I don’t think that they’re moving towards the right manner in which we’re going to solve the problems not just in the black community but all across the United States of America.”
[I wonder if the Democrats actually remember that it was the Democrats (along with Al Gore's father) who voted against the Civil Rights Act -
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Politico writes: [In a move which will take viewership away from the upcoming Presidential debate, Obama has asked for a speech to Congress at the very same hour of the debate, saying people can take their choice.  The debate is just politics, after all, but Obama is looking out for the nation.  It seems to be the only time that week when he can give his speech.  Right.]
The White House suggested Wednesday that the hosts of next week’s GOP presidential debate can change the time by an hour so it doesn’t interfere with President Obama’s planned jobs speech to Congress.
POLITICO and NBC are hosting a Republican debate Sept. 7 at 8 p.m., the same time the White House said Obama asked Congress to make an address.

Asked about the timing on Wednesday, press secretary Jay Carney said, “It is coincidental.”
“There are a lot of factors that go into scheduling a speech before Congress, a joint session,” he said. “You can never find a perfect time. ... There are many channels, there are many opportunities for people to watch the president, and obviously for people to watch the debate.”

Asked later if the interruption is then an “added bonus” for the White House, Carney suggested that isn’t the case. “There's one president, there's 20-some-odd debates," he said.

“There are many opportunities for the American people. There's a choice they can make to watch the president, to watch the debate,” he said. “A network could make a decision to alter the timing of the debate by an hour.”  [Obama has now changed his speech to the 8th, where he will compete with the opening National Football League game.  Better that than to compete against the debate.  How bad would that have been to get lower ratings than the debate?  It would also have given the candidates an opportunity to give on the spot comments on Obama's proposals.]
[Yesterday I posted an article concerning Representative Andre Carson's racist quote about the Tea Party.  Today I went to his website and found the following]: Opposing Child and Senior Nutrition Cuts
This week, I voted against the Republican-backed Agriculture Appropriations bill because it cuts $680 million from food and nutrition programs that assist millions of low-and middle-income families.  One might think that, given rising food prices, if there is any issue that should garner bi-partisan support, it would be ensuring that children and seniors get proper nutrition.
Regrettably, only 19 Republicans joined me and the other House Democrats in opposing these cuts. Republicans chose to sever the lifeline to essential food for up to 350,000 low-income women and children (some 6,600 of whom are Hoosiers) and cut $30 million from senior food assistance programs next year.  Yet, they remain unapologetic about overwhelmingly voting in favor of extending tax breaks to millionaires and subsidies to oil companies already earning record profits.
As long as I am in Congress, I will fight to ensure our most vulnerable citizens do not go hungry.
For more information click here
[Just for purposes of debate here, he is talking about the Agriculture Appropriations Bill.  I would like for him to explain just how the program is being cut and how he comes to this figure. Baseline budgeting gives all programs an 8% INCREASE each and every year unless a low is passed to keep that from happening.  I imagine that the CUT Carson is talking about is a cut on the 8% increase that may not be given.  Unless more than 8% is cut from the baseline, there will be NO cut in funding, but rather another increase.]
Another interesting part of the website concerns  the commemoration of the ending of slavery. 
Celebrating Juneteenth
Every June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest, nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers brought news to slaves in Galveston, Texas that the Civil War was over and that they were now free. Juneteenth is a meaningful occasion for African-Americans to reflect on the monumental figures who brought about freedom, as well as the equally-inspiring pioneers who have combated the lingering injustices thereafter. I wish you all a joyous celebration with friends.
[I wonder if the glorious Representative even knows the history of the "monumental figures" who brought about freedom by ending slavery.  I'll have more on that on another day.] 
The Union reports: How will parents react when they find out they will be expected to provide workers' compensation benefits, rest and meal breaks and paid vacation time for…babysitters? Dinner and a movie night may soon become much more complicated.

Assembly Bill 889 (authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, will require these protections for all “domestic employees,” including nannies, housekeepers and caregivers.

The bill has already passed the Assembly and is quickly moving through the Senate with blanket support from the Democrat members that control both houses of the Legislature – and without the support of a single Republican member. Assuming the bill will easily clear its last couple of legislative hurdles, AB 889 will soon be on its way to the Governor's desk.

Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers' compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.
Expose Obama reports: Weeks before the Obama administration starts letting Mexican cargo trucks travel deep into the U.S.,the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that,in the last few years,trucks coming from Mexico had more than one million safety violations.
This is hardly earth-shattering news since Mexican trucks have long failed to meet U.S. safety standards. That’s why they aren’t allowed to travel freely throughout the country,but rather in restricted zones within 25 miles of the southern border. Even within their limited boundary,they have created a huge risk to Americans’ safety,according to the Transportation Department Inspector General.
Rasmussen reports:  A proposal has been made for the federal government to spend $46 billion to hire a million people on a temporary basis in areas including childcare, eldercare, education, public health and housing, construction and maintenance, recreation and the arts. Voters aren’t exactly on board with this idea, as many believe that most of the temporary jobs created would be wasteful projects
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that just 30% favor the federal government hiring one million people on a temporary basis. Just over half (51%) oppose this idea while another 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)   [Do we think we can figure out which 30% of Americans favor this scheme?  More money will be spent on the government overhead than on the paychecks, as usual.  Call me cynical, but I'll bet the jobs would be "temporary" through the next election.]

Daily Caller reports: It sounds like a case of government overreach: federal agents raiding guitar factories in Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. and confiscating wood imported from India. But why the raids occurred are still open questions, according to Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.

“Well, total — you know, this second raid and all-inclusive — my personal guess is somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 million to $3 million,” Juszkiewicz said.
LA Times writes: Within minutes of agreeing with congressional leaders Wednesday night on an address to a joint session next week, President Obama flashed out an email to millions of supporters criticizing the chambers, their members and vowing to pressure them to enact his as yet unspecified job creation ideas.
"It's been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused  on." the Democrat charged in an email with the subject line: "Frustrated."  [I say it is frustrating that the supposed "great orator" can't write or speak well without a teleprompter.  Did he not learn in college, if not in junior high school, that a sentence is not be end in a preposition?  Just asking.]
Fox News reports: The Justice Department's recent staff reshuffling can be seen as a result of the criticism of the botched gun tracking operation known as Fast and Furious, but it is unlikely to get the operation out of Congress' crosshairs anytime soon.
"We know we are being gamed and we think the time for the game should be up," House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told Fox News host, Greta Van Susteren.

"We have confidential sources that have shown us why the administration's representatives knew these weapons were going to the cartels. Not mostly, not maybe, but virtually all of ‘em," and that is why Issa says they can't give up on the investigation.

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