Saturday, October 9, 2010

Yes, We Know Who You Are; Government Fiat; Climate Action Partnerships Receive Stimulus Funds; Republicans Drink Slurpees

UTube provides a video: The presidential seal fell off President Barack Obama's lectern and clattered to the stage as he delivered a speech to a women's conference."That's all right, all of you know who I am," the president joked to laughter from the audience when he realized what had happened.  [I will remind you that this is the same man who, after being elected and before being sworn in, actually had a President-elect seal made just for him, which he used at every speech.  In case you are wondering, I don't think that had ever been done before....]
Floyd Reports this: This morning, political commentators are paying a great deal of attention to one of the Los Angeles Times’ stories about Barack Obama’s plans for a Republican takeover of Congress.
The evidence comes buried elsewhere in today’s L.A. Times in a piece by Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons under the hum-drum headline, “Obama Reshapes Administration for a Fresh Strategy.” The story makes clear the “fresh strategy” borders on government by executive fiat. It begins, “As President Obama remakes his senior staff, he is also shaping a new approach for the second half of his term: to advance his agenda through executive actions he can take on his own, rather than pushing plans through an increasingly hostile Congress.” This rule by divine right of kings is confirmed by no less an Obama insider than David Axelrod, who said, “It’s fair to say that the next phase is going to be less about legislative action than it is about managing the change that we’ve brought.” The Times states candidly:
Expose Obama exposes this: On Thursday, policy experts from the National Center for Public Policy Research are calling attention to corporate special interest groups receiving stimulus money that also are lobbying for Obama’s energy policy.
“It’s alarming that many of the remaining corporate members of the United States Climate Action Partnership – a cap-and-trade lobbying group – such as General Electric, Duke Energy, NextEra Energy, Exelon, and Honeywell all received economic stimulus funds. It seems pushing Obama’s agenda has financial rewards. The coordinated effort between big government and big business threatens our free enterprise system,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project.
CBS News reports: To hear President Obama tell it, Slurpees are the beverage of choice of obstructionist Republicans.

In each of 20 political speeches over the last two months, Mr. Obama has included a riff in which he portrays GOP leaders as sipping Slurpees while hard-working Democrats struggle to pull the economy out of a ditch.
"We're down there. It's hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We're down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we'd look up and see the Republicans standing there. They're just standing there fanning themselves -- sipping on a Slurpee."
The line never fails to get a laugh, as it did Thursday afternoon at a Democratic rally at Bowie State University in Maryland. His audience laughs and Mr. Obama does too. He clearly gets a kick out of the image of GOP leaders sipping a slushy, ice-cold Slurpee while Democrats like himself nearly kill themselves to pull the economy out of the ditch of the GOP's making. [Our President pictures himself as the long lost twin of David Letterman, I presume.  He's oh so funny.]

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Hand-to-Hand Combat"; Stimulus Payments to Dead and Incarcerated People; Equal Protection Rights; Cash Poor Democrats?

A Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Wednesday.   [This is the same President, he who will heal our wounds and be the post-partisan President, who once said, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”],0,3160644.story
The Wall Street Journal reveals: The Social Security Administration sent  about 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each to dead and incarcerated people — but almost half of them were returned, a new inspector-general’s report has found.
The agency was charged with distributing the one-time payments, worth about $13 billion in total, as part of the economic-stimulus package passed in February 2009. Most of the payments were made in May 2009.
[The Obama administration gave health care law waivers to 30 companies who could not afford the regulations in the health care law, thus allowing them to continue to offer mini-med insurance policies. Can't all companies not given this waiver claim that they are not receiving equal protection rights under the law?  Therefore, can't they sue the government on these grounds?]
So while it is true that the rise of the Republican rainmakers has markedly altered the political campaign landscape, the Democrats’ cries of helplessness are a significant exaggeration.

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[According to Nancy Pelosi, we get the "biggest bang for the buck" by doling out food stamps (41.8 million people) and unemployment insurance (9 million people).  She claims that for every one dollar we taxpayers provide, $1.79 goes back into the economy.  I do wish she would explain this form of economics....   Would this mean that if 50% of Americans were on these two hand-outs, our economy would absolutely soar? Now there's an idea only a Democrat could love. See for yourselves at]
Townhall asks: Do you think any of the young adults in this video feel entitled?

These days, it seems as though unless young people are on their parents' plan, on their employers plan, or on the government/taxpayer plan, they cannot get health insurance. This is false and only true due to laziness and an entitlement attitude.

Young adults who get kicked off of their parents plan because they, you know, grew up and aren't children anymore (at least not in age anyway, maturity level is a whole other story), can get an individual health care plan for about the same price as they would pay under an employer plan. 

But apparently because filling out a few forms and checking a few boxes takes more effort than getting dressed in the morning, the entitlement generation, my generation, just can't do it unless someone else is paying for it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

US Allowing Eleven Foreign Governments To Join US Lawsuit Against Arizona;Sale of Wyoming Uranium Processing Facility to Russians; McDonald's and Their Denied Request For Health Insurance Waiver

Politico reveals this shocker: In a new twist in the fight over Arizona’s immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law.
The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile — to submit friend-of-the-court briefs in Justice’s challenge to SB 1070, which Brewer signed into law in April and is considered one of the nation’s toughest immigration-enforcement measures.
“As do many citizens, I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law,” the Republican governor said in a statement shortly after the state’s motion was filed Tuesday evening. 
“What’s even more offensive is that this effort has been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. American sovereignty begins in the U.S. Constitution and at the border,” she added. “I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief.
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Expose Obama writes: Four leading House Republicans, citing national security concerns, are urging Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to block the sale of a Wyoming-based uranium mine to an arm of the Russian government’s main nuclear agency.
The lawmakers are raising alarm over the proposed sale of a Powder River Basin, Wyoming-based uranium processing facility operated by Uranium One USA, a Canadian-based company, to Atomredmetzoloto, a subsidiary of the Russian government agency Rosatom, according to a letter obtained Tuesday by The Washington Times.
The sale was first announced on Aug. 31, and the lawmakers claim that it could give Moscow control of up to 20 percent of the U.S. national uranium extraction capability and a controlling interest in one of the country’s largest uranium mining sites.
[Do you recall McDonald's and our government denying that McDonald's wrote to the government to indicate that without a waiver exempting them from part of the new health care bill, they might have to drop mini-med insurance for their workers?]  Nearly a million workers won't get a consumer protection in the U.S. health reform law meant to cap insurance costs because the government exempted their employers.
Thirty companies and organizations, including McDonald's (MCD) and Jack in the Box (JACK), won't be required to raise the minimum annual benefit included in low-cost health plans, which are often used to cover part-time or low-wage employees.

The biggest single waiver, for 351,000 people, was for the United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund, a New York union providing coverage for city teachers. The waivers are effective for a year and were granted to insurance plans and companies that showed that employee premiums would rise or that workers would lose coverage without them, Santillo says. [Just as Nancy Pelosi said, we have to pass that bill in order to see what is in it!] 


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Michelle Quote; Obama's Book Quotes; Obama's Classmate Explains Him

"Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed." Michelle Obama told us on the campaign trail in 2008. [ I guess that's why his Vice President Joe Biden is telling Democrats to "quit whining", and Barack is telling his voters that it would be“just irresponsible” and “inexcusable” for his supporters to sit on their hands this election. 
The advice by Mr. Biden followed President Obama’s remarks a week ago, in which he chided Democrats, in his famous "am I a great comedian, or what" sneer, for “griping and groaning” about not having achieved exactly what they wanted on health care or financial reform or the Iraq war.
“I say, folks, wake up,” the president said, prompting laughter in the crowd at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. “This is not some academic exercise.” [And here I was thinking that to Barack Obama the Presidency itself is all about an academic exercise, and community organizing, only.]
Mr. Obama added: “As Joe Biden put it, don’t compare us to the Almighty; compare us to the alternative. That’s what’s at stake in this election.”  Now THAT is something with which I can heartily agree.
And now some telling quotes from Barack Obama himself, explaining to a large degree the man we watch today:
From Dreams of My Father:  'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'
From Dreams of My Father :  'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

From Dreams of My Father:  'There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white..
From Dreams of My Father:  'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'
From Dreams of My Father:  'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'
From Audacity of Hope'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT [Obama's Columbia University classmate, and Libertarian candidate for Vice President] has written an internet letter listing the "accomplishments of Barack Hussein Obama, and finishes with: Overwhelm the system!]
Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan [devoted to overwhelming the American system so that we citizens are ready for government to do everything for us].
With the acts [he outlined early in his letter] Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.
Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This is America? This Gives Police a Bad Name!

 Perhaps saving you the time and the disgust, I will tell you that the link below will show you a ten minute segment in time at the Alaska State Fair. I am sick to my stomach after watching. The man carrying a large Impeach Obama sign was wrestled to the ground by two 200+ pound men who were part of the Fair's Security Team, grinding their knees into him and hurting the man's shoulders and wrists.  Onlookers were shouting to let the man up, that he had done nothing illegal.  They would not let him up, even though he wasn't fighting with anything but words.  The park police, called by Security, actually asked the two security guards if THEY were ok, and told the crowd to disperse.  The crowd refused, saying that they were filming every move, and that UTube would be used.  The policeman didn't care.  He never asked what had happened, and paid no attention to those who were describing the scene.  Two more official police arrived and took the innocent man, with wrists shackled behind him, to the police car, arresting HIM!  This is scary.  This is no longer the America in which I grew up.  Obama Tshirts were being sold, and that was ok.  But mess with the Messiah, and you will pay!  I hope the man gets a lot of money from his lawsuit........  In this case, Mr. Obama, the police actually DID act stupidly, and we have proof....

Foreclosures Halted; Obama Uses Churches to Tout Healthcare Bill; Germany on Muslim Population; George Shultz Comments

The New York Times writes: The housing mess got a lot messier last week as JPMorgan Chase halted 56,000 foreclosures amid doubts that it had correctly followed laws on the foreclosure process. The announcement came soon after GMAC Mortgage suspended an undisclosed number of foreclosures to gain time to review its legal procedures. There may be more suspensions to come. It is hard to be shocked. During the bubble, banks and other lenders ignored loan standards and stuffed the mortgage pipeline with toxic loans and related securities.Since the bubble burst, efforts to rework bad loans have been slowed by the lenders’ resistance, and by their incompetence.
Now we learn that foreclosures, the end of the mortgage pipeline, have also been handled with a disregard for rules and standards. There is a pattern here — one that lawmakers and policy makers must change.
From Townhall: [Here's a warning: some of those of you who are church goers are about to be used by your pastors and ministers.  I for one hope that you protest this use of government in the church.]  President Obama, having a rough go at getting the un-churched masses to buy/sell his Health Care Swill, has turned to the brethren (hallelujah!) to help spread the word about how great ObamaCare is. Quick question: I thought the government wasn’t supposed to meddle with churches, especially in regard to pushing a particular policy? Maybe the ACLU should look into this because we all know how seriously they disdain the merging of church and state. At least that’s what they say and do when conservatives and evangelicals unite.
That said, I’m a guessin’ that churches that take funds from the feds would be an easy mark for the Euro-Socialist, seeing that they’re now kind of financially indebted to D.C., y’know what I mean?,_alinsky__useful_christian_idiots/page/full/
The Saudi Gazette writes: Germany’s president called on his countrymen to work to integrate the country’s four million Muslims, acknowledging that Islam is “now part of Germany”. [Snip] In particular, he spoke of the difficulties of integrating its large Muslim population. [Snip] “Christianity is of course part of Germany. Judaism is of course part of Germany. This is our Judeo-Christian history ... But now Islam is also part of Germany,” he added. [Snip] A member of Germany’s central bank, Thilo Sarrazin, sparked outrage when he said the country was being made “more stupid” by poorly educated and unproductive Muslim immigrants.
The Washington Times reports: Reagan-era Secretary of State George Shultz blasted President Obama Monday night for his scheduled July 2011 date to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Mr. Shultz, 89, made the unusually blunt remarks at a packed dinner for the International Republican Institute (Snip) "You're out of your mind," he said at a question-and-answer forum, when asked his opinion of the president's drawdown date. "How can you say that 'if I haven't won by six or nine months from now, I'm leaving'?"
Mr. Shultz -- who earlier served under President Nixon as Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor and director of the Office of Management and Budget -- called for a prompt extension of the Bush tax cuts and expressed theoretical support for President Obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Joe Biden Speaks; Islamic Flag Over White House Predicted;Terror in Europe; One Nation Rally; Final Exams Being Abandoned; Al-Qaeda-style Global Warming Ad; Ahmadinejad's Proclamation;

Politico reports on Joe Biden saying: “Look up and down the Republican ticket. This is not your parents' Republican party.This is not the same breed of cat, man,” Biden said. “The choice throughout this county is between two philosophies that are really stark, and its one that is especially on display here in California."
Newsbusters opines: You have to wonder what on earth ABC’s “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour is thinking by holding a so-called town hall meeting this close to a pivotal midterm election.
On the Oct. 3 broadcast of “This Week,” the brainiacs at ABC determined it would be appropriate to pitch Christian leaders again moderate and extremist Muslims.
Perhaps the most alarming statement on Amanpour’s program came from Anjem Choudary, a former British solicitors and Muslim cleric that spokesman for the group Islam4UK. Choudary contends eventually you'll see global Islamic rule, including here in the United States.
“We do believe as Muslims the East and the West will be governed by the Sharia,” Choudray. “Indeed we believe that one day the flag of Islam will fly over the White House. Indeed, there's even an oration of the Prophet where he said, ‘The day of judgment will not come until a group of my...’”  [As Barack Obama said, "words, just words?"]
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CSPAN is airing the leftist “One Socialist Nation” rally in Washington DC.  [In another example of why we cannot believe the liberal media to tell us the truth....]
Unfortunately, they didn’t have a good crowd shot of the turnout… So they used a photo from a Glenn Beck tea party rally.  This is despite the fact that thousands of supporters were given free rides by unions and the NAACP to the rally.   See for yourself at:
[Think this isn't serious?  It is conservative principles against Socialism, as so openly displayed by this video.  The Socialists and Communists are no longer willing to wait.  They see this election as their best chance to do that which Ronald Reagan warned us to prevent. This could be why CNN chose to use the Glenn Beck photos....  See for yourselves.]
The Daily Callers posts this: As the ralliers began to disperse from the “One Nation” rally around 4 p.m., one thing was immediately clear: the area around the Lincoln Memorial had become a landfill.

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The Boston Globe reports: Across the country, there is growing evidence that final exams — once considered so important that universities named a week after them — are being abandoned or diminished, replaced by take-home tests, papers, projects, or group presentations.
In the spring term at Harvard last year, only 259 of the 1,137 undergraduate courses had a scheduled final exam. 
Courses were simply assumed to include a seated, three-hour final exam; any professor who wished to opt out had to request permission. But that wasn’t happening, Harris said, forcing the registrar’s office to track down professors each semester, only to learn that, no, they were not planning on a final exam. So starting this fall, the onus has been flipped: The university will assume there will be no finals in courses. Any professor who actually wants to hold one will need to say so. [Well, we can't put stress on the students, now - can we?  Surely their jobs in real life will protect them from such stress.... ]
From Powerline: We wrote last night about the fact that Osama bin Laden has joined the anti-global warming movement. If this video is any guide, the environmentalists are already adopting al Qaeda-style tactics. [People are given the right to choose to cut carbon or not.  However, those who choose not to participate are summarily dismissed by being blown up on the spot, blood spatter and all.] The video was produced by the 10:10 campaign, [the 10:10 Global Organization] a group that seeks to persuade people to reduce their carbon consumption (i.e., standard of living) by 10 percent.

As the Telegraph reports, the 10:10 video "has revealed the snarling, wicked, homicidal misanthropy beneath its cloak of gentle, bunny-hugging righteousness." That is, I think, a fair description. See for yourself:
Fox News adds this: Emaciated polar bears clutching to melting icebergs. Smokestacks fading to reveal wind turbines and clear air. These are the kinds of images you typically see in a TV spot for climate change awareness or clean energy use.
But exploding children?
That's precisely what's depicted in a new ad released Friday by British clean energy group 10:10, ironically titled "No Pressure."
Carey Campbell, chairman of Virginia's Independent Green Party, expressed shock when he heard a description of the video: "Holy cow, those people are crazier than a loon! Drunk on moonshine!"
Just hours after the film was posted, 10:10 removed the ad from its website and issued an apology.
"With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back to the headlines whilst making people laugh," the statement read, so the group enlisted a comedy writer to put the concept together.
Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn't and we sincerely apologise [sic] to anybody we have offended."
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Yahoo News reports: Iran's president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be "buried" in response to what he says are American threats of military attack against Tehran's nuclear program.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West, but in a speech Sunday he went a step further using a deeply offensive insult in response to U.S. statements that the military option against Iran is still on the table.
"May the undertaker bury you, your table and your body, which has soiled the world," he said using language in Iran reserved for hated enemies. The crowd of military men and clerics in the town of Hashtgerd just west of the capital chuckled at the president's insult and applauded. The speech was broadcast by both state television and the official English-language Press TV, but the latter glossed over the insult in the simultaneous translation. [So sad - all of Obama's "love" has not changed a terrorist's plans at all.  Aren't we shocked?];_ylt=Aqd_eHi.r1wBkMIw7exP0vis0NUE;