Saturday, January 22, 2011

Inspire Web Magazine; Pursuit of Happiness; Health Care Problem Solved by Maxine;

Fox News Reports: State Attorney General David Louie told the governor that privacy laws bar him from disclosing an individual's birth documentation without the person's consent, Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Friday.
"There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document," said Dela Cruz. "Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president."  [Well, we all knew this was coming, and also that Barack Obama will not authorize the release of his birth certificate.  Abercrombie did, however, state that the record is not to be found - has disappeared.]
Islam Exposed writes: The latest edition of al Qaeda’s English-language web magazine offers readers a new fatwa from American-born jihadi leader Anwar al-Awlaki, instructions on how to destroy buildings using gas lines, and a primer on the AK-47 rifle, in what is “Inspire”‘s slickest production to date. The fourth issue of “Inspire” a publication of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terror organization’s Yemeni branch,follows three previous installments in the past year that gave instructions on the killing American civilians, and boasted about the failed “printer bomb” cargo plane plot that originated in Yemen. A young American citizen from North Carolina named Samir Khan apparently began editing and publishing the on-line magazine after relocating to Yemen.
Rep. Lewis says 'Pursuit of Happiness' makes Obamacare constitutional.
As "Maxine" says: regarding Obamacare
"Let me get this straight . . . .
We're going to be "gifted" with a health care
plan we are forced to purchase and
fined if we don't,
Which purportedly covers at least
ten million more people,
without adding a single new doctor,
but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
written by a committee whose chairman
says he doesn't understand it,
passed by a Congress that didn't read it but
exempted themselves from it,
and signed by a President who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who
didn't pay his taxes,
for which we'll be taxed for four years before any
benefits take effect,
by a government which has
already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general
who is obese,
and financed by a country that's broke!!!!!
'What could
possibly go wrong

The NYT writes of Ms. Piven (of Cloward and Piven - those ultra-left professors who wrote some time ago about how to destroy America as she was founded): Ms. Piven came under additional scrutiny when she wrote in the liberal magazine The Nation this month that unemployed people should be staging mass protests.
Her assertions that “an effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece,” and that “protesters need targets, preferably local and accessible ones,” led Mr. Beck to ask on Fox this week, “Is that not inciting violence? Is that not asking for violence?” Videos of fires in Greece played behind him.
“That is not a call for violence,” Ms. Piven said Friday of the references to riots. “There is a kind of rhetorical trick that is always used to denounce movements of ordinary people, and that is to imply that the massing of people itself is violent.”

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Obama Birth Certificate Question Hits the MSM: More Democrat Language; Historic Repeal; Eric Holder Allows Child Endangerment; Trump Comments

[Newly seated Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie declared that since he knew Obama's parents, he would clear up the birth certificate question.  Oops!  According to the Daily Mail he is under increasing pressure to clear up the question.]
The UK Daily Mail writes: Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.
He told Honolulu's Star-Advertiser: 'It actually exists in the archives, written down,' he said.
But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama's birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.
And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.
Abercrombie was asked: 'You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plan to release more information regarding President Barack Obama's birth certificate. How is that coming?'
He acknowledged the birth certificate issue would  have 'political implications' for the next presidential election 'that we simply cannot have'.  [Indeed.  I bet our President just loves this guy.] 
[Because this is now openly being discussed, I bring to you a web archive of interest concerning comments made by Obama during his run for Senator.]
In a syndicated report, published Sunday, June 27, 2004, by the Kenyan Standard Times, available at:
The AP reporter stated the following:
*Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.*
This report explains the context of the oft cited debate, between Obama and Keyes in the following Fall, in which Keyes faulted Obama for not being a ‘natural born citizen’, and in which Obama, by his quick retort, “So what? I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency”, self-admitted that he was not eligible for the office. *Seeing that an AP reporter is too professional to submit a story which was not based on confirmed sources (ostensibly the Obama campaign in this case), the inference seems inescapable: Obama himself was putting out in 2004, that he was born in Kenya.*  
[I'm sure that someone somewhere has the video/audio clip of this debate, so we should know soon enough if the AP was correct in its reporting at the time.  If so, it begs the question of why they  did not reminded America of this when Obama was running for President.  Oh, yet - we know why.]
Legal Insurrection reports: In a fundraising e-mail supporting Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) referred to then-candidate, now-Senator Scott Brown, as a "far-right tea-bagger."  [The words of Democrats defines them, and inspires their voters.]
Legal Insurrection opines: Obamacare was "historic."  Do a Google News search, and there are hundreds if not thousands of references to the "historic" nature of the legislation.

But do a similar search for the House vote repealing this historic legislation, and the term "historic" is used only to describe the legislation, not the vote.

So tell me, how many other times in history has the House of Representatives voted to repeal historic legislation? 

Doesn't that make the repeal vote historic?
Expose Obama writes: A 2006 law that requires the U.S. Justice Department to deploy a high-tech system for catching child pornographers has identified hundreds of thousands of criminal suspects — and collected extensive evidence pointing to the locations of their child victims.
Yet, despite knowledge of this evidence, Attorney General Eric Holder has refused calls to take serious action.
Now, a Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee, and a government oversight panel on the warpath, could finally force Holder to explain two years of inaction that left thousands of children in danger.
Politico writes: As Washington returns to normalcy after the pomp and circumstance of Wednesday's state dinner, businessman — and perennial "maybe" presidential candidate — Donald Trump isn't happy about the night's festivities. 
He called in to "Fox & Friends" and unleashed.
"For us to be holding state dinners for people who are just totally manipulating their currency ... is hard to believe," said Trump. "You don't give dinners to the enemy and that's what they're doing."

If it were up to a President Trump? "I would say, 'Get off your plane, come to my office and let's talk.'" (Trump has made China the subject of many criticisms of late).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

States' Rights; National ID for the Internet; Detroit to Close Half It's Schools; "We Got To Pass This [Financial] Bill to Find Out What's in IT"; Economists Ask for Repeal of Obamacare

The Montgomery Adviser writes: Robert Bentley began his term as Alabama's governor Monday with a promise to the people to be a servant leader like Jesus and a warning to the federal government that he won't let it force policies on his state.
"We will work with the federal government when we can, but they will not dictate our every move," he said to loud applause. "As elected representatives we answer to you the people of Alabama, not to politicians and bureaucrats in Washington. I will defend our right to govern ourselves under our own laws and to make our own decisions without federal interference," he said to more loud applause.
American Thinker writes: The White House cybersecurity adviser joined Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to announce what amounts to a national ID card for the Internet.

Their plan is straightforward. Instead of logging onto Facebook or one's bank using separate passwords established with each individual company or website, the White House will take the lead in developing what it calls an "identity ecosystem" that will centralize personal information and credentials. This government-approved system would issue a smart card or similar device that would confirm an individual's identity when making online credit-card purchases, accessing electronic health care records, posting "anonymous" blog entries or even logging onto one's own home computer, according to administration documents.

Officials insist this would be a voluntary program and deliver significant benefits to the public. [Don't volunteer.  It will be voluntary only for a while, I presume.]
When you hear that Detroit is coming back, consider this news from the Detroit News:  Detroit Public Schools would close nearly half of its schools in the next two years, and increase high school class sizes to 62 by the following year, under a deficit-reduction plan filed with the state.

From The Detroit News:
The Daily Caller reports on Rush Limbaugh: “You know what my answer would be if I were John Boehner – and of course I’m not John Boehner,” Rush Limbaugh said. “If I were John Boehner and I was constantly being peppered by the press corps, ‘What are you going to cut, what are you going to?’ You know what I would say? ‘We got to pass the bill first to find out what’s in it.’”
According to Limbaugh, if the media was satisfied by that answer from Pelosi, it should be good enough for Boehner.

CNS News writes: As the House prepares debate on the future of the $1 trillion health care overhaul enacted last year, 200 economists have asked members of Congress to repeal the act. “To promote job growth and help to restore the federal government to fiscal balance, we, the undersigned, feel that it would be beneficial to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” the economists said in a letter to Congress.
The letter includes the signatures of Douglas Holtz-Eakin and June O’Neil, both former directors of the Congressional Budget Office; Arthur Laffer, the first chief economist for the Office of Management and Budget, Brian Wesbury, former chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress; and William Niskanan, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and chairman emeritus of the libertarian CATO Institute
At a minimum, it will add $1 trillion to government spending over the next decade,” the letter stated. “Assertions that these costs are paid for are based on omitted costs, budgetary gimmicks, shifted premiums from other entitlements, and unsustainable spending cuts and revenue increases.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Enough Is Enough!

There is a lot of talk now about "inflammatory language", with new legislation being suggested to put a halt to our freedom of speech. From /Democrats will introduce a bill this week to rip apart the US Constitution.  Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA) will introduce legislation making it a federal crime for a person to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a Member of Congress or federal official."

You will see and hear the Democrats talking about how many more on their side of the aisle have actually been threatened by kooks.  I am going to write today about the Democrats' declaration that it is the talk radio hosts on the right, Fox News, and other conservatives who have used so-called inflammatory language.  To hear them talk, only conservatives use such language.  I beg to differ, as I have before, beginning with our President's comments about bringing a gun to the fight, and comments asking his Hispanic voters to "punishing their enemies".  Now Nancy Pelosi calls the shootings in Tucson a "tragic accident".  What??

1)  As reported by American Thinker: Just a few months ago Democratic pollster Mark Penn was chatting with Chris Matthews on MSNBC: 
PENN:  President Clinton reconnected [with the American voters] through the [Oklahoma City Bombing] and --

Chris MATTHEWS:  Because of the bombing down there.

PENN:  -- "the president [Obama] seems removed, and it wasn't until that speech that [Clinton] re-clicked with the American public.  Obama needs a similar kind of event."
2)  Should the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee be under investigation for Terroristic Threatening? 
They used the Bulls-eye Map during the House Races like Palin did.

3) When Congressmen decided to avoid the underground tunnel to go from their offices to the Capitol for the health care vote, enabling them to grandstand, to mingle with and to invite conservatives' misbehavior while linked arm in arm, "a white racist teabagger [I ask if you all know what this horrible twist to the Tea Party name actually means] actually spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver", (D-MO) they reported.  [I'm so sure this would not inspire violence against those tea baggers, eh?] : Roll Call reported:
“They were shouting the N-word,” Carson said. “It was like a page out of a time machine.” Carson said Capitol Police surrounded the group and escorted them across the street to the Capitol.
And staffers and Members reported seeing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slurred for being a homosexual and a protester spitting on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), another African-American lawmaker. [This statement was never substantiated by a single person, leaving a $100,000 reward for evidence unspent. But it did make a great, inflammatory, hateful story against conservatives.]

4) Some very inflammatory rhetoric against Rep Gabrielle Giffords was posted two days before the shooting by the Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, because she voted against Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. The posting: “My congresswoman voted against Nancy Pelosi. And is now dead to me.”  This posting was removed after the shooting.

5)  They used the term “bull-s-eye” to target her and other moderates, using a United State map.

6)  Nancy Pelosi, inducing hatred: They'll take food out of the mouths of children in order to give tax cuts to the wealthiest. (about Republicans)

7)  Death Of A President (a movie about George W. Bush's assassination.)- Exclusive Interview - Gabriel Range.  [No one condemned the making of this horrific movie.]
"Distorting reality to reveal a greater truth"  [But of course!]

8) Recently on CNN's John King: "Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term 'in the crosshairs' in talking about the candidates. We're trying, we're trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he's covered politics for a long time, but we're trying to get away from that kind of language."

I end with a little reported, but quite inappropriate statement by a Republican:  GOP congressional hopeful Allen West urged tea partyers to make Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein “scared to come out of his house.” [I am sure the organized bus loads of SEIU Union people in front of one of the bankers' homes during the financial meltdown hate-mongering caused that President and his family to be afraid to come out of their home as well.  This was a true example of a mobilization for hate, fear and intimidation - not simply a passing statement.]

As someone once said: "America was founded on political argument and free exchange of ideas; Nazi Germany was founded on just the opposite – government control of speech and ideas."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Democrat Pleas; Card Check, Nonprofit Housing Advocacy Group; Union and Public Education

Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ) said, "I'm not accusing them of doing anything improper if they do bring it up. But good judgment would say: Let's extend this period of healing before the House returns to something as divisive as health care." Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) told the Washington Post: "I would hope that we would let some time go by before we get back on track with this conversation, but it's their call."  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yahoo News reveals: The National Labor Relations Board on Friday threatened to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah over constitutional amendments guaranteeing workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections.
The agency's acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the amendments conflict with federal law, which gives employers the option of recognizing a union if a majority of workers sign cards that support unionizing.
The amendments, approved Nov. 2, have taken effect in South Dakota and Utah, and will do so soon in Arizona and South Carolina.
Business and anti-union groups sought the amendments, arguing that such secrecy is necessary to protect workers against union intimidation. They are concerned that Congress might enact legislation requiring employers to allow the "card check" process for forming unions instead of secret ballot elections. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Detroit Free Press reports: Thanks to his nonprofit housing advocacy group, Collins and 149 other homeowners bought back their property at the Wayne County [Detroit] Treasurer's tax auction in October, in most cases for a fraction of what they owed in back taxes.
The feat, accomplished for the modest sum of $194,000, got noticed by other groups.
"We have hundreds of millions of dollars being thrown at the foreclosure problem in Michigan with less than impressive results," said Lisa Nuszkowski, outgoing director of the Michigan Foreclosure Task Force.
Read more: Coalition saves 150 homes from tax auction block with $194,000 | | Detroit Free Press
Townhall writes about: "Kids Aren't Cars" is a new short film series set for release February 1st. Using examples from the Midwest, it documents the impact organized labor has had on the American education system, creating a one-size-fits-all assembly line model that leaves students behind and treats teachers equally, stifling innovation and improvement.
See the trailer here.
Our government education system has been spending more and more each year, yet the results have been the same. While unions demand higher spending - which of course ends up in the pockets of their members - money is not fixing the problem.
Those that have been in the trenches gave shocking interviews - stories of money grabs by adults while children are left behind. An executive director of a literacy clinic in Detroit - where high school graduates go to learn how to read - compared the actions of the school board to the Ku Klux Klan. "If they were sitting up there in Klan robes," she said, no one would be tolerating what is going on, but the effect is the same. [Eight of the 9 school board members are black.]
We tell the story of two Indiana teachers recognized state-wide for their impact on students, only to be fired literally the next day because they lacked seniority.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Piven Fomenting Violence; Nancy's Accident; Arizona Tshirts; Levin's Challenge; Tea Party Member Threatened

Reported by The Nation in the 1960's (None of the words below are mine): She’s considered by many as the grandmother of using the American welfare state to implement revolution. Make people dependent on the government, overload the government rolls, and once government services become unsustainable, the people will rise up, overthrow the oppressive capitalist system, and finally create income equality. Collapse the system and create a new one. That‘s the simplified version of Frances Fox Piven’s philosophy originally put forth in the pages of The Nation in the 60s.
In a chilling and almost unbelievable editorial again in The Nation (‘Mobilizing the Jobless,’ January 10/17, 2011 edition), she calls on the jobless to rise up in a violent show of solidarity and force. As before, those calls are dripping with language of class struggle. Language she and her late husband Richard Cloward made popular in the 60s.
‘So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs?’ she writes. ‘After all, the injustice is apparent. Working people are losing their homes and their pensions while robber-baron CEOs report renewed profits and windfall bonuses. Shouldn’t the unemployed be on the march? Why aren’t they demanding enhanced safety net protections and big initiatives to generate jobs?’ [Emphasis added]   Here is Francis Fox Piven on CSpan2, saying that she has "considerable respect for non-violence - as it protects the protesters.  This is a violent country, this is a violent government.  Violence should not be used "unless its a big part of your strategy."  She said this when asked about the Tea Party's policy of non-violent protesting.[My words: Perhaps Obama and the Democrats and media have just not done their research - or they surely would have talked about this direct call to violence - right?]
As Canada Free Press writes [and assuring her a 2nd most amazing quote on my 2011 list]: Lord in Heaven, you can’t make this up.  Yesterday, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, deposed Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-Mars), called the deliberate and premeditated killing of six people – the Tucson massacre – an “accident.”  Specifically, Madame said, quote:
“This resolution is a fitting tribute.  It is a great resolution.  Please, read it again and again.  Carry those names in your heart.  Remember, each of these people because, again, a tragic accident took lives, wounded people in the expression of ideas.”
[Do you rally think we are not being manipulated?  I deliver to you most of the Big Journalism article, for it is instructive.]: Did it seem odd to you that even the Fox all-star panel would have us believe that the President with the most micromanaged image in recent memory had no control or influence whatsoever over the preparation, format, and tenor etc. of the commercialized, pep rally memorial we witnessed this week, and that the White House can blame the embarrassment entirely on the University of Arizona?  The entire event was about Captain Greek Columns - who gave a half hour speech – and his time to shine and show off his magical healing abilities. 
“Togethere We Thrive” sure sounded a lot more campaign like than memorial like. Usually the themes for memorials – assuming they’re meant to feature those we’re supposedly remembering – are not about “thriving” or “prospering” or anything of that sort. It was a jarring oddity. Now we have an idea where it came from. Not only did the slogan for this Obama 2012 campaign kickoff, ”Together We Thrive,” originate from President Obama’s campaign organization Organizing for America, but it was the title of a post calling for revolution:
“For too long Americans have been set one against the other.  It is a side affect of a free market society,” Berry IV posted.  “How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work down for the lowest possible costs.  This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America.  It has become part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or today’s migrant workers.  As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it will be one group against the other.
What I see in Obama is a chance for revolution. (Italics CFP’s).  A chance for every group to be heard; A chance to live the American dream that has been denied to so many…
“In a previous career, I was the global leader of Diversity for a global fortune 500 corporation.  I have studied the affects of diverse groups working together and the results can not be denied.  Together we Thrive!
Revolution was just a metaphor, you say, not a call for political violence?  Doesn’t matter anymore, apparently.
But worst of all is that according to Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press, at the bottom of the t-shirts is the DNC slogan “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote.”
Here’s what McLeod reports:
University of Arizona brass did not originate the “Together We Thrive” T-shirt.  They merely recycled it for Obama—and recycled it in time for what should have been a dignified Memorial for the dead.
If you were a mourner who took home a “Together We Thrive” T-shirt have a look at the bottom of your shirt.  “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote” is a common theme of the DNC,  and it’s right there on your Memorial T-shirt memento.
Welcome to the era of Obama, where cheering and standing ovations, for the first time in history, became part of the Requiem for the Dead.
If that is true – and it should be easily verifiable as thousands of people now possess those shirts – I’m not sure how that will be explained;  the University of Arizona distributed and reportedly purchased the shirts – but not without the knowledge or approval of the President’s team. Article taken from Big Journalism - URL to article:
Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin has put out a stunning challenge to those left-wing media personalities accusing conservative talk radio stars and Sarah Palin of encouraging murder.
First, he offered $100,000 to Chris Matthews to find any example where Sarah Palin or Levin himself had "promoted the murder of anybody." The allegation came on the heels of a specific allegation by left-wing Pima County Sheriff insisting Rush Limbaugh was at fault, while MSNBC's Keith Olbermann demanded Palin "repudiate her own part in amplifying violence and violent imagery in politics.  Levin, of course, is also a former Justice Department official, which gave his second challenge a crisp note: He's waiting for a very specific allegation "because I'm going to sue." In federal court.
As NewsBusters previously reported, a survivor of last week's Tucson shootings issued a death threat to a Tea Party member Saturday in the middle of a taping for a town hall meeting to be aired on ABC's "This Week."
For some reason, ABC World News Saturday in its report about the gathering chose to omit the seriousness of the threat and that it was made to a Tea Partier (video follows courtesy Mark Finkelstein with transcript)

Read more:
[Enough is enough!  I am inspired to begin listing the "inflammatory" words of those on the Left, including those of our President.]