Thursday, October 6, 2011

Congressional perjury usually sends transgressor to jail; Is White House intimidating reports into being silent?; UM students not walking out of class to support "Occupy Wall St."; Pork removed from prison menu - to please Muslim inmates; We have no fundamental right to produce and CONSUME the foods of their choice in Wisconsin; Midwest to have brutally cold and snowy winter; University cannot ban guns on campus; $649,000 to one county to provide native language access on all programs provided by US taxpayers; Obama sets record on national debt; Obama news conference today; Jobs created company with no government subsidies; Representative West discusses racism and the Tea Party; Palin to help those who seek to stop "fundamental transformation"

American Thinker opines: This has become an extremely sensitive issue at the White House and for good reason; Holder may have been caught in a lie in his testimony before Congress.
Note: Congressional perjury usually sends the transgressor to jail.
For Watergate buffs, that sounds eerily like the advice given to Ben Bradlee by the Nixon White House. Press Secretary Ron Zeigler angrily called Bradlee, executive editor at the time, and complained that no one else in the country was worried about this break in story except the Post. If history is any guide, and I were CBS, I would redouble my efforts to get to the bottom of this story.
Republicans have called for a special prosecutor and they will probably get it. But Holder is smart enough to know his orders without asking; stall, stonewall, obstruct as much as possible, as long as possible, in order to drag the investigation out beyond the election.
The Weekly Standard reports: Yesterday, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told radio show host Laura Ingraham that the White House yelled and swore at her over her reporting on the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal tied to the deaths of two U.S. law enforcement agents. Attkisson also revealed that she'd also been yelled at by the Justice Department.
[The White House and Justice Department] will tell you that I'm the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it.
That's significant, because CBS News, and Attkisson in particular, has done more reporting to advance the Fast and Furious scandal than arguably any other media outlet.  [It is now being reported that Attkisson is now canceling appearance, leaving us to wonder about the level of intimidation coming from our White House.]
CBS Detroit reports: Organizers of the Occupy Wall Street protest Wednesday called on college students across the nation to walk out of class as a way to show their support for the cause.
But students speaking to WWJ Newsradio 950′s Ron Dewey at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus said they planned to stay put.
“I keep my priorities straight here, understand I guess that I’m paying for college … I’m not gonna walk out,” said one student at U-M’s Ross School of Business. “I guess for a greedy Wall Street person, I don’t know how that’s gonna do anything.”
“I mean, I understand it, the ‘I’m the 99 percent’ … I’m actually an economics major,” said one U-M student, adding that the Wall Street protest isn’t exactly something to put on your resume.
“This is my way to not be the 99 percent … to be here, being in class, learning, getting a degree and hopefully getting a better job.  That’s the whole point, is that competition to be that 1 percent,” said another student. “I guess I’m not going to give up my competition here just to support the movement, I’ve gotta say.”

Breitbart reports: Ohio's pork farmers and processors are vowing to fight the state's decision to remove pork from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates. Dick Isler (IHS'-ler), executive director of the Ohio Pork Producers Council, says the news is especially disappointing because his group fought to have pork placed back on the menu in 2009.
The state eliminated pork even though the inmates' lawsuit involves the preparation of non-pork meats, such as beef, according to Islamic law.
JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said Wednesday that removing pork eliminates the possibility of pork coming into contact with other foods during preparation.
The Ohio Justice and Policy Center, which is suing on behalf of two inmates, says the decision won't stop the lawsuit.

Personal Liberty reports: A Wisconsin judge has ruled that people in that State have no “fundamental right” to consume any food, own or use dairy cows or consume the milk their cows produce, without government permission.
A copy of the judge’s ruling can be read here. On page four the judge writes:
  • “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd.”
  • “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow.”
  • “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to board their cow at the farm of a farmer.”
  • “Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice.”
This ruling begs the question: What country does this fascist judge think he lives in? [It is a shame that the people who would deny that our country is being fundamentally transformed are the ones who will not be reading this.][P11223564]&rrid=394582776
CBS Detroit reports: Metro Detroiters better get ready to bundle up! The Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting another brutally cold and snowy winter for a large part of the country, thanks in large part to La Niña.
La Niñas often produce a volatile weather pattern for the Midwest during winter due to the influence they have on the jet stream. The way the jet stream is expected to be positioned during this winter, Metro Detroiters can look forward to large amounts of snow and blistering cold temperatures.
Hands down,’s long-range experts agree that the Midwest and Great Lakes region will be dealt the worst of winter this year. They say bitterly cold blasts of arctic air are expected to invade the Midwest and Great Lakes from December through January, while snowfall averages will be above normal.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ reports: The Oregon University System decided back in 1970, and then again in 1991, that it would ban guns on Oregon’s seven public university campuses.  Did the O.U.S. have the right to arbitrarily issue a gun ban? 

Last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the State Board of Higher Education and the O.U.S. does not have the authority to ban guns on campus – at least for now.  

The three-judge panel stated that only the Legislature could regulate the use, sale and possession of firearms.  The gun ban therefore circumvented state law and, as the court wrote, “exceeds the agency’s authority.”
Judicial Watch reports: When it comes to public housing the government must ensure that persons who are limited English proficient (LEP) have access in their native languages to information on all programs, services and activities provided by Uncle Sam. So the agency has doled out $649,000 to seven “community organizations” that “serve diverse communities” across the county. “Through these partnerships, HUD will ensure that the LEP individuals and families have meaningful access to information on fair housing, homeownership, lead abatement, housing assistance, and countless other services,” according to HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
The community groups will use the taxpayer dollars to create “fair housing presentations and trainings on HUD programs” in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Amharic and Korean in Washington D.C. They will also conduct “community meetings and refugee orientation sessions” to educate Bosnians and Arabic speakers about affordable housing in St. Louis. In New York they will distribute brochures in Nepalese, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish, Korean and Chinese and in San Diego posters, brochures and other tools will be created in Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi-Turkish, Somali, Burmese and Bhutanese.
CNS News reports: The Obama administration passed another fiscal milestone this week, according to new data released by the Treasury Department. As of the close of business on Oct. 3, the total national debt was $14,837,099,271,196.71—up about $44.8 billion from Sept. 30.
That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.
This $4.212-trillion increase in the national debt means that during Obama’s term the federal government has already borrowed about an additional $35,835 for every American household--

Andrew Breitbart over at has obtained exclusive photos of President Barack Obama marching as a U.S. Senator in 2007 with the New Black Panther Party before he was elected in 2008.
Among those appearing with Obama was Shabazz, the Panther leader who was one of the defendants in the voter intimidation case that Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed. Also present was the Panthers’ “Minister of War,” Najee Muhammed, who had called for murdering Dekalb County, Georgia, police officers with AK-47’s and then mockingtheir widows.
NPR announces: President Obama will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. ET today in the East Room of the White House, his press office just announced.  [Oh, no!  Every time he "speaks" the stock market tanks.  And I wonder, after 93 days of not questioning his Press Secretary about Solyndra, will that question come up?  Or how about a question concerning Fast and Furious?  Or a question about whether his White House is now into intimidating those who disagree with him, such as CBS and its investigative reporter - on having the bad idea of investigating him on Fast and Furious?  I didn't think so.]

National Review opines: How did Steve Jobs create so many outstanding products without Barack Obama’s investment?
In barely three decades, Jobs helped create a tech revolution — from product to infrastructure — without a dollar of federal help.While snake-oil salesmen Obama claims to know the future and blow taxpayer dollars on it, Jobs and his peers hatched ideas that attracted billions of dollars of private capital. The result is a digital infrastructure that spans the globe totally independent of government subsidy.
Currently flogging her Big Government treatise, A Governor’s Story, Obama twin and ex-Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm declares new technologies will only get off the ground with government subsidy — what she calls “a partnership with business.” Granobama claims that private markets are incapable of leveraging the “interstates of the future.”

Big Hollywood writes of Representative West's video: “Samuel L. Jackson, I guess, disregards the 16.7 percent unemployment rate in the black community, a 20 percent unemployment rate for black adult males and a 45-46 percent unemployment for black teenagers,” the Florida Republican said. “I think the racism that he is talking about is coming out of the White House and this administration.”
West warned Jackson against using the tea party movement as a “scapegoat,” insisting that conservatives are trying to fix the economy and turn around the unemployment numbers in the black community.
The perfect example? Herman Cain. [Representative Allen West, in my view, will one day be a candidate for President or VP.  Keep our eyes on him.  Oh, did I say his skin is black?  And Tea Party people love him, as they recognize his conservative, love America values, his courage to speak out, and his military record.]

American Thinker reports on Sarah Palin: In her written statement -- and her immediate follow-up interview with [Mark] Levin -- she made it clear what was important.  Saving the country is all that matters, and the first step required for that task is to totally reverse our current course.  Of course, that includes removal of the current occupant in the White House.  Consider Palin's first action step:

We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the "fundamental transformation" of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

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