Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Obama requests volunteers to organize in congregations; Constitution not a consideration in Obamacare; Muslim tv show canceled; Sheriff Arpaio "posse" to report on Obama's eligibility on Thursday; Secret agreement with Iran?; Light Squared CEO's connections to Obama; $750,000 soccer field for Gitmo prisoners; Nutrition program forced onto military; Obama administration plays God with birds; Independent Payment Advisory Board gets more power over healthcare provisions

Personal Liberty writes: Visitors to the President’s re-election website can opt to volunteer for the campaign by “organizing in barber shops and beauty salons,” “organizing black businesses,” “organizing civic organizations,” “organizing congregations” [whatever happened to separation of church and state?] or “organizing at historically black colleges and universities.”
Fox News Nation reports: Question: “Under what portion of the Constitution is the government allowed to require a private or religious organization to pay for anything for free?”
Dem Rep. Kathy Hochul: “Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it. What I’m trying to say is basically the decision has been made by this congress that American citizens are entitled to health care.”
Debbie Schlussel reports: Uncork the champagne bottle!  “All-American Muslim,” the TLC propaganda show whitewashing several Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah supporters in Dearbornistan, has been canceled.
World Net Daily reports: This week,for the first time,the results of a formal law enforcement investigation into Obama’s eligibility will be released.
WND TV will live-stream the news conference scheduled by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County,Ariz.,Thursday at 1 p.m. Mountain Time in Phoenix,or 3 p.m. Eastern. Arpaio previously has indicated there might be a “shock” in the report.
The stream will be on this linked page. In addition, WND will make available to the public, the same day by email, the official report distributed to media by Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse.” Those interested in receiving the report can sign up for the free service between now and the March 1 news conference.
Arpaio previously told WND that when he launched his Cold Case Posse it was with the possibility that he would clear Obama.  But he said it wasn’t an issue he could ignore, after 250 members of the tea party organization “came to me and asked their sheriff to investigate Obama and the birth certificate.”
The posse was constituted as a 501(c)3 organization, designed to cost the people of Maricopa County nothing, while enabling people from around the country to contribute to its mission.
Those wishing to send a tax-deductible contribution directly to the Cold Case Posse may do so by mailing a check or money order to: MCSO Cold Case Posse, P.O. Box 74374, Phoenix, AZ 85087.
Daily Caller reports: My sources inside Iran tell me that President Obama, seeking to protect the recovering U.S. economy and bolster his chances of being re-elected in November, apparently has entered into an informal agreement with Iran that he believes will defuse the nuclear weapons crisis and keep Israel from attacking the Islamic regime.
The agreement calls for the United States to acknowledge that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, and for Iran to hand over its highly enriched uranium, which is necessary for nuclear weaponization. Iran, for its part, though engaging Obama, has no intention of abiding by the agreement and is stepping up its nuclear enrichment program clandestinely, even as it prepares for a war it believes it can win.
When Obama took office in 2009, he threw out the Bush administration’s aggressive posture in negotiating with Iran and instead sought a new approach, one of diplomacy and friendship. Read more:
Daily Caller reports:  LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday amid revelations of his company’s political proximity — and his own closeness — to the White House and Obama administration officials.
The Daily Caller first reported one week ago on emails and documents that indicate political ties and numerous meetings between LightSquared and Obama administration officials as the was undergoing regulatory review.
Ahuja’s resignation comes after Obama’s FCC suspended conditional approval of a waiver LightSquared needed to complete its high-speed broadband network. Until two weeks ago, the company’s final approval appeared imminent.
Ahuja, who had never donated to Democrats before and has not since, gave the maximum allowable $30,400 contribution to the Democratic National Committee on the same day his lawyers were trying to arrange a meeting for him at the White House with top Obama technology adviser Aneesh Chopra and other officials. Read more:
Free Beacon reports on our tax dollars at work: At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CNS News reports: The nutrition education program alerts soldiers that “red” foods like bacon and apple pie should only be eaten rarely, with a warning: “limit intake.”  Foods labeled green, however, such as mustard greens, are deemed “premium fuel for the soldier athlete,” “fresh and flavorful” and “nutrient dense.” Soldiers are advised to eat these frequently.
Washington Post reports: Obama administration plan would kill rival bird to save spotted owl. To save the endangered spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside. The plan is the latest government attempt to protect the northern spotted owl, the meek, one-pound bird that sparked an epic battle over logging in the Pacific Northwest two decades ago. 
Forbes writes: President Obama is doubling down on one of the most dangerous provisions in his 2010 health overhaul law. In his proposed budget, he plans to give even greater powers to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a panel created by the new health law to contain Medicare spending.
  1. The IPAB is one of the most egregious parts of ObamaCare because it puts rationing of care on auto pilot. A House subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), is expected to vote today on a bill that would repeal the IPAB entirely.
    The IPAB is to be composed of 15 appointed officials who will have the authority to make cuts in Medicare payments if per capita spending exceeds defined targeted rates. The U.S. Constitution gives the power of the purse to Congress so that elected representatives can be accountable to the voters for their decisions. The IPAB would turn this principle upside down.
    In creating the IPAB, the president and Democrats in Congress wanted to take difficult decisions about cutting spending on Medicare out of the legislative process. In so doing, they gave unprecedented authority to unelected experts to make Medicare payment policy involving hundreds of billions of dollars and impacting tens of millions of seniors.
    President Obama’s 2013 budget describes the IPAB as “a key contributor to Medicare’s long-term solvency.”
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- World Net Daily reports: A program providing training and scholarships to Indonesian professionals is about to be expanded by the Obama Administration, which hopes to increase the “number of Indonesian future leaders holding advanced degrees (Masters) from U.S. and in-country institutions of higher education.”
    According to a Statement of Work (SOW) posted today to the FedBizOpps database, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking contractors capable of carrying out Phase II of the “Program to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts,” or PRESTASI.
    The selected vendor will continue to assist existing Phase I participants while identifying and placing new candidates for the extended program—which will cost an additional $16-$20 million. [Just asking - am I the only one who sees a pattern here regarding the agenda of this Administration?]


1 comment:

  1. old grizzled veteranFebruary 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    So much s#@* from Obama that it is both difficult to keep up with it all, and difficult not to become discouraged...Of course, that is exactly his strategy, so THANK YOU for informing us about what he is doing to reduce America, kill the American values, and beyond....We must vote him out of office in Nov. 2012 or I fear for our kids and grandkids...