Friday, April 20, 2012

Keystone Pipeline gaining support among Democrats; China may purchase U.S. space assets; The 99% Spring in Gaylord, MI; Mitt delivers quote on dignity of work for mothers; $7 million taxpayer dollars go to Sexpulse website for gays; Occupy calls for May 1 "general strike"; Food Stamp Assistance grows by 70%; 9th Circuit approves voter I.D. Law; Lawyers forced to admit that Obama birth certificate is a forgery; Obama has lost Afghanistan

Washington Examiner reports: While much of the political world obsesses over Twitter fights and Seamus the dog, Barack Obama has set himself up for a high-profile defeat on one of the most important issues of the campaign.
The president has put his feet in cement in opposition to the Keystone oil pipeline. But on Capitol Hill, more and more Democrats are joining Republicans to force approval of the pipeline, whether Obama wants it or not.
The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the pipeline forward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline anyway -- by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127. Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote with Republicans. That's a lot of defections.  "We're right around the corner from actually passing it," says a well-informed Senate source. "Two-hundred-ninety-three votes in the House is a gigantic number. People want this thing."
Free Beacon reports: China is building space weapons designed to defeat U.S. and allied long-range missiles, and U.S. plans to loosen controls on satellites exports likely will boost Beijing’s space warfare programs, according to a Obama administration report made public on Wednesday.
The report warned that if the U.S. government relaxes controls on satellite exports and related items, “China would purchase and acquire more of these items, and in turn, further reduce the technological edge of the United States’ and its allies’ space assets,” the report said.
Petoskey News Review reports: GAYLORD — Throughout the past week, an organization known as The 99% Spring, sponsored by more than 40 organizations, has conducted leadership training in nonviolent activism across the nation.
According to The 99% Spring, 100,000 people signed up for the training.
At the Gaylord 99% Spring training, held Monday, 24 people from Gaylord and surrounding areas attended.
By the end of the training, the participants decided they’d form an ongoing group known as the “Gaylord 99%.”  I was drawn to Occupy because of the way they framed the argument,” Wieske said. “The government is working well for the 1 percent and not very well for the 99 percent.” [I think a more fair division would be the 53% who pay taxes versus the 47% who don't.]
Free Beacon reports: The heavily edited quote comes from Mitt Romney, who discussed the right of women with children to work at a January campaign event.
“I wanted to increase the work requirement,” Romney said at the event, according to MSNBC. “I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’ ”

Fox News reports: NIH under fire for grants toward creation of homoerotic website

NIH records show the government started awarding grants to the Minnesota team beginning in 2001, renewing them almost every year since then. The 2012 grant was valued at more than $680,000; in total, NIH has awarded more than $5 million to the team. The researchers started developing the Sexpulse site in 2005 and continue to work on the project -- the project leader told that total funding through 2015 is expected to top $7 million. 

CNS News reports: As part of Occupy Wall Street’s call for a nationwide “general strike” May 1, elements within the group are looking to shut down bridges and tunnels in both New York and San Francisco.
Occupy Oakland, the most radical of all the local Occupy groups, passed a resolution April 15 that vows to shut down all travel from Marin to San Francisco.
Wall St. Journal reports: The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that 45 million people in 2011 received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a 70% increase from 2007. It  said the number of people receiving the benefits, commonly known as food stamps, would continue growing until 2014.
Examiner reports: Attorney General Eric Holder's unstated objective of allowing voter fraud in the November 2012 elections, hit a serious road block yesterday, as a result of a ruling by the full panel of 12 judges on the federal 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
The court's decision upheld the provision in Arizona's 2004 Proposition 200 law, requiring voters to produce a valid ID in order to cast their vote.  In their opinion ... 'no proof was offered to show that the ID requirement gave Latinos fewer opportunities to vote,' according to an AP article appearing in FOXNews today.
The court further opined that Arizona's requirement to produce a valid ID before casting a ballot wasn't a poll tax, and doesn't violate equal protection rights under the Constitution.
However, the court did state that the federal National Voter Registration Act trumps another section of the Arizona law, which requires people to prove their citizenship in order to vote.
[Say what?  You must prove you are the person on the voter list, but you don't need to prove you are an American citizen, as the law requires??]
Continue reading on U.S. Appellate Court ruling will likely slay Holder's DOJ photo ID lawsuits - National Political Buzz |
Examiner reports: A crushing situation is emerging for, not only Barack Obama, but also for the American people as a landmark statement has been made by the Obama administration that is going to turn the entire 2012 Presidential race and potentially much more on its head.
Lawyers representing the current sitting President of the United States of America have been forced, under penalty of perjury, to admit that the long-form birth certificate presented by the White House in April of 2011 is a total forgery.
In a NJ ballot access eligibility case spawned by Tea Party activists, attorneys representing Obama had to admit the document presented to the American people by Obama himself is actually knowingly faked and was used to fool the American public into believing a complete fabrication.
In a direct assault on everything the citizens of the USA take for granted, in layman’s terms, his attorneys literally made the argument during a hearing on April 10th that because the document was so obviously faked and could not possibly be considered proof of citizenship, the document itself should not be allowed as evidence in the case.
Obama is now basically asserting that only a legitimate document should be allowed as evidence in this case and therefore this one should be thrown out due to the fact that it’s not real. The Judge agreed.
In what may turn out to be one of the biggest scandals in the history of the United States, the Obama administration itself has now virtually admitted to High Crimes and Misdemeanors and to deceiving the public into believing a lie that was ironically intended to distract awareness from the actual issue that truly determines his eligibility, or lack thereof.
Washington Times reports: President Obama has lost Afghanistan. The war is turning into a catastrophic defeat - one that will be worse than Vietnam. It is time to bring the troops home, and end this national nightmare.-  Mr. Obama said that Afghanistan, unlike the Iraq campaign, was the “necessary war.” It had to be won - at all costs. Hence, he implemented a massive troop surge.

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