Monday, January 9, 2012

Christie explains it all to Occupy folks; Did Obama administration release classified into to Hollywood?; Homeland Security checkpoint at Social Security office; Muslim Brotherhood member negotiates with Taliban for Obama; Photo ID required for purchase of drain cleaner, not voting; Department of Health and Human Services serves the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered; GA Republican Secretary of State to decide Obama's eligibility; Highlights of debate; Secret White House party most extravagant; School counts slaves in math problems; Obama runs against do-nothing Congress, even though it is the Democrat Senate failing to act; Reasons to not vote for Obama; Unions and their workers; "The Book" against Obama; NEA cheers and jeers

ABC News reports: At a rally meant to be all about boosting support for Mitt Romney, protesters instead took center stage, evoking colorful responses from both Romney and his outspoken surrogate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who at one time referred to one of the protestors as “sweetheart.”
“Really?” said Christie, as soon as protestors interrupted him, the second outburst of the night from the group, who had already gone after Romney. “You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.”
“See it’s this confusion that’s out there because if she was in New Jersey like these Jersey girls out there she would know that we’ve created 60,000 new private sector jobs after Jon Corzine killed 120,000,” Christie said. “And if she wasn’t so blinded by her Barack Obama-induced anger, she’d know that American jobs are coming back when Mitt Romney is the next president of the United States, and if she wasn’t so disorientated by the loss of hope and change she’d understand that Mitt Romney is the hope for America’s future.”
Christie continued on, going further to blame the protestor’s anger on Obama.
“See, beware, this is a warning, this is a cautionary tale, be inspired by someone who has built a life that America can be proud of, not by a Chicago ward politician,” Christie said. “I doubt he is, but I hope the president’s watching. I have a message for you Mr. President. This is the type of disoriented anger your cynicism and your division is causing in our country. Bring our country together, stop dividing it, Mr. President.
The LA Times reports: Did the Obama administration release classified information to Hollywood notables for a film about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden?

That’s a question Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) wants answered.  And in response, the Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an investigation, King disclosed Thursday.

“We plan to begin subject investigation immediately,” Patricia A. Brannin, deputy inspector general for intelligence and special program assessments, wrote in a memo that King emailed to reporters.

At issue is whether the filmmakers — director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who both won Oscars for their 2009 Iraq war movie "The Hurt Locker" -- were given access to classified information about a mission that remains shrouded in secrecy.  While newspapers and magazines have published detailed accounts about the raid, much remains unknown to all but a few.

“The leaks that followed the successful Bin Laden mission led to the arrests of Pakistanis and put in danger the mission’s heroes and their families,” King said in a statement.,0,6718099.story
Infowars reports: Residents of Leesburg, Florida were shocked to see their local Social Security office turned into a random Homeland Security checkpoint Tuesday morning, as DHS officers armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identifications of locals.
The activity was part of Operation Shield, an unannounced drill conducted by the DHS’ Federal Protective Service centered around “detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.”
Thomas Milligan, district manager for the Social Security Administration office, said staff were not informed their offices were about to be stormed by armed FPS officers. DHS officials refused to answer questions asked by local media and left with no explanation at noon.
National Review writes: The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the Obama administration has turned to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, to mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.
Qaradawi urges that Islam must dominate the world, under a global caliphate governed by sharia. He maintains that Islam “will conquer Europe [and] will conquer America.” He sometimes qualifies that the conquering will be done “not through the sword but through da’wa,” but the qualification is a feint.
CBS Chicago reports: A new state law requires those who buy drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.
It’s getting a rough reception from customers and merchants alike although perhaps none more than a cashier at Schroeder’s True Value Hardware in Lombard.
“They’re not very happy about it at all,” said Don Schroeder, one of the store’s owners. “One of the customers actually threatened the (cashier) and threatened to throw the acid on her.”
The law, which took effect Sunday, requires those who seek to buy caustic or noxious substances, except for batteries, to provide government-issued photo identification that shows their name and date of birth. The cashier then must log the name and address, the date and time of the purchase, the type of product, the brand and even the net weight.
State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) obtained passage of the new law following attacks in which drain cleaner was poured on two Chicago women, badly scarring them.
CNS News reports:The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it is taking action to better address the health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, by encouraging, among other things, health profession training programs to "include LGBT cultural competency curricula."
Expose Obama shows video:
[Here is the video of local tv news in GA.  The lawyer for Obama said the suit is "borderline" frivolous.  The thing which will be explosive is that even if Obama is found to be ineligible for office, it is a Republican Secretary of State who will decide, making her possible decision against Obama a political nightmare.]
National Review reports on last night's debate: The big loser tonight was ABC News. We’re at war, the economy is in the tank, Iran is building a nuclear weapon, and ABC was obsessed with … contraception and gay marriage. They spent a good 15-20 minutes on those topics, while failing to ask a single question about Obamacare, the debt, entitlement reform, or other several other pressing issues.
Newt had a great moment during the long discussion of contraception and gay marriage when he turned the question around and asked why no one was concerned about anti-Christian bigotry. The Twitterverse erupted and ever those who do not support his candidacy cheered him.
Perry had a great debate too. He’s gotten better and better each time. But I think people have made their decisions on him this time around. He was mocked for it, but he made an important point about Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq when he said that every life lost will be for nothing because Obama wants to appease his liberal base. Obama has handed Iraq over to Iran, even if they are not moving in “literally” at light speed. They are moving in pretty fast. We should not have withdrawn all our troops and the next president will need to find a way to mitigate the damage. Imagine what the Korean peninsula would look like today if we had withdrawn every single American soldier right after the end of hostilities in the Korean War.
NY Post reports: A White House “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball — put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton — proved to be a Mad-as-a-Hatter idea that was never made public for fear of a political backlash during hard economic times, according to a new tell-all.
“The Obamas,” by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells of the first Halloween party the first couple feted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with invited guests.
The book reveals how any official announcement of the glittering affair — coming at a time when Tea Party activists and voters furious over the lagging economy, 10-percent unemployment rate, bank bailouts and Obama’s health-care plan were staging protests — quickly vanished down the rabbit hole.
“White House officials were so nervous about how a splashy, Hollywood-esque party would look to jobless Americans — or their representatives in Congress, who would soon vote on health care — that the event was not discussed publicly and Burton’s and Depp’s contributions went unacknowledged,” the book says.
AJC writes: Gwinnett County parents and activists have blasted the school district’s response following reports that students at a Norcross elementary school received a math worksheet that used examples of slavery in word problems.
School district officials said the principal at Beaver Ridge Elementary School will personally work with teachers to come up with more appropriate lessons and will offer more opportunities for staff development following the uproar created by the worksheet that included questions such as the following: “Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” and “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week?”
That didn’t go far enough for some parents at the school, where a majority of the students are minorities. They called for an apology and diversity training for the teachers and district officials.
NY Post writes: Dereliction of duty or all part of the plan? Obama’s strategy this year — in addition to demonizing whichever Republican gets the nod to challenge him — will be to run against a “do-nothing” Congress, a la Harry Truman in 1948. But in this case the “nothing” is being “done” by the Democrats, who have gone to the mattresses in their battle to preserve the entitlement state.
* As a result, the nation closed out 2011 with the total debt at an astounding $15.22 trillion, or more than 100% of GDP.
Read more:
American Thinker gives 7 reasons not to vote for Obama.  Here are a few of them: As we approach the final leg of the 2012 presidential election campaign, it helps to examine a few statistics that tell the tale about President Barack Obama's performance in office:
Unemployment rate:
January 2008 -- less than 5%
January 2012 -- 8.5%
Workforce increases/decreases between January 2008 and January 2011:
Federal Government -- +11.79%
Private Sector -- -6.6%
Percent of people who pay no federal income taxes:
January 2008 -- 36.3%
January 2012 -- 51%
Debt as a percent of GDP:
January 2008 -- 69%
January 2012 -- more than 100%
These are good reasons not to support Obama in 2012.

Neil Snyder is a chaired professor emeritus at the University of Virginia.  His blog,, is posted daily.  His latest book is titled If You Voted for Obama in 2008 to Prove You're Not a Racist, You Need to Vote for Someone Else in 2012 to Prove You're Not an Idiot.
American Thinker writes about the UAW: From an historian's point of view, one could do worse than studying the United Mine Workers of America.  It is a microcosm of the American Labor Movement.   It is a startling picture of the role of individuals in the making of American history.  It is the story of how a once powerful institution's leaders repeatedly sold out its members as the nation drifted from large  scale industrial production of power and goods to being a producer of private and public services . Finally, not least, it is a story of breathtaking betrayal of working men by a man who used them as a stepping stone to greater personal power and to influence with an administration which time will prove the epitome of crony capitalism in the U.S.
62% of a nation's 174,880 coal miners were union member[s] in 1983. By 2009, that ration dropped to 20% in an industry that had contracted to 96,881 workers.
 From the National Education Association website, as well at the Michigan:  Cheers to:
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), who stood up for the rights on educators and other public employees by introducing the Senate version of the Social Security Fairness Act (S. 2010). 
President Obama, who appointed three pro-labor individuals to fill key, vacant positions on the National Labor Relations Board.
Jeers to:
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R), who was quoted recently as saying, “Let’s look at
colleges and universities…They’ve become indoctrination centers for the left.  Should we be 
subsidizing that?”
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R), who attacked President Obama’s pro-labor 
appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, calling the President “a crony capitalist” who 
had put ‘union stooges’ on the federal board that oversees the workplace.” 
The North Carolina General Assembly, which voted to hold a special legislative session after
midnight, in which they voted to override the Governor Purdue’s veto of a bill to stop the North 
Carolina Association of Educators from collecting dues from teachers' paychecks via payroll 



  1. old grizzled veteranJanuary 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    I have other reasons not to vote for Obama--
    1. He is terrible, terrible President because he is dividing our Country-purposely creating a class warfare mentality...
    2. He is dishonest without remorse, cunning and deceptive, and EVIL in his agenda...
    3. He really does not love America with all her faults and her glory.
    Not enough space or time to add more, but there is more !!

    1. Someone with a brain..January 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      Obama is dividing the country? Funny, his first two years in office were spent trying to work WITH conservatives. You want to know what really divides the US? Polarized right-wing rhetoric like yours.

      As for the rest, you, in all your grizzly glory, are lacking for any common sense.