Saturday, August 20, 2011

My most recent Guest Column in the Boyne City Gazette: Rules for Radicals; Describing Obama

Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals are on display
The radical Saul Alinsky wrote “Rules for Radicals” in the 1970’s, advocating tactics for use in community organizing which are clearly being employed now.  Words of some in Congress and many in the mainstream media make a mockery of President Obama’s plea for civility after the Tucson shootings, for making sure that we are “talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.”  President Obama has remained silent in the face of inexcusable name-calling and charges from the left, while putting blame on everyone but himself for the first-time loss of America’s AAA rating, as well as for the debacle in our stock market which is making Americans worth far less today than we were just  last week.  Following are some of Alinsky’s “rules”:
1) “Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
2) “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions; developing operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
3)” Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.”  (Enter their hatred and fear of the Tea Party).

4) “Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the ‘enemy’ thinks you have.”

               5) "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism.  They cut their hair, put on                          suits and infiltrate the system from within.”  Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick  was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties....
6) “In “war” the end justifies almost any means”.
7) “The first step in community organization is community disorganization”.
8) “Our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves."
9) “The organizer 'must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression.  Unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. . .” 
Following are just some of the hateful, class-warfare language bandied about by some:
MSNBC's Martin Bashir brought on an addiction specialist who said the Tea Party “reminds us of delusion and psychosis. It reminds us of addiction.  It could become a very angry movement, could potentially become a violent movement”.
Maureen Dowd: "[The Tea Party] were like vampires, draining the country's reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi added: “We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today", adding “They don’t just want to make cuts. They want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the Department of Education. They want to destroy your rights.”
Politico has officially labeled them “terrorists, complete with an image of a dollar sign-shaped bomb strapped to our chests.”

NBC  claims that Tea Partiers are “waging “economic terrorism”, “strapped with dynamite sitting in middle of Times Square at rush hour.”

The New York Times reports that the Tea Party is the “Hezbollah Faction’ of the GOP“.

A Politico opinion piece
compares the Tea Party to the Taliban.

Former “green jobs czar” Van Jones said  “Any faction in America that would put a gun to the head of 310 million people and say ‘If you don’t do it our way, we will blow your dreams away, we will blow a hole in the American economy’, that is un-American.”

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors".  Senator John Kerry warns the media to only cover the news of those he deems to be “correct”.  . And now Obama’s advisor talks about “killing” Mitt Romney.
When messengers resort to name-calling, scare tactics and hatred, words can incite violence.  Expect more “flash mob” rampages, including young African-American youth beating up “rich” white people – such as in London, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Wisconsin.  Civil society is now tenuous worldwide.

Obama has never stood for individualism, capitalism, or liberty.  Everything he does has the reek of statism, collectivism, and tyranny, but not because he is an incompetent bumbler -- though he may be in many areas, sans TOTUS -- it's because he is a statist and a collectivist and the citizens of our country na├»vely gave the reins of power to a tyrant.
And this was before the campaign and presidency.  Does his bio reflect incompetence or something more sinister?  Does his journey sound like one of an all-American or an anti-American?
In his own words, during the campaign:
Sept, 17 2007 to SEIU:
"[Y]our agenda's been my agenda[.]"
November 2007 to ACORN:
"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career."
December 2007 addressing ACORN and other community organizations:
"[W]e're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda, We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."
January 5, 2008 to SEIU
"I've been working with the SEIU before I was elected to anything ... We are going to paint the nation purple with SEIU. SEIU, I'm glad you are with me. Let's together change the country. SEIU! SEIU!"
January 17, 2008
"[I]f somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can, it's just that it will bankrupt them...under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."
May 16, 2008 in Oregon:
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK...That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."
June 3, 2008 in St Paul Minnesota
"This was the moment -- this was the time --when we came together to remake this great nation"
July 13, 2008 to La Raza:
"[W]e rise and fall together as one people...And together, we won't just win an election -- we will transform this nation."
October 12, 2008 to Joe the Plumber:
"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
October 30, 2008 at the University of Mississippi, Columbia:
"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America[.]"
How many Marxist groups will he share agendas with before it's apparent?  How many times will he say he wants to change, remake, or fundamentally transform America before we believe he wants to?
Almost everything Obama says and does is a scripted, controlled, and choreographed event

Friday, August 19, 2011

Most deportation proceedings halted by Obama; Flas mobs mostly Afro-American; Anti-American Obama; Obama's quotes; Union retirees enlisted for electronic picketing of Verizon to "stop them from doing business"; Justice Dept. and Fast and Furious

The Washington Times writes: Bowing to pressure from immigrant rights activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.
The move marks a major step for President Obama, who for months has said he does not have broad categorical authority to halt deportations and said he must follow the laws as Congress has written them.
But in letters to Congress on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she does have discretion to focus on “priorities” and that her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases to see who meets the new criteria.
“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said. “Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high-priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons.”
CNN reports: This week in Germantown, Maryland, it took less than a minute for a flash mob of teenagers to descend on a 7-Eleven, ransack shelves and make off with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff.
It's going to take much longer for police in Montgomery County to figure out how to prevent it from happening again.
"We had always thought flash mobs happen in big cities. We are unprepared. We don't have anyone who has social-media expertise," said county police spokeswoman Janelle Smith. "Even if we did, our budget looks like every other law enforcement agency in the country. It's not pretty." [Missing in this entire article is the fact that it is a group of African-American teens who are doing this.  Only if one watches the video does that person know the race of the perps.]
American Thinker opines: Every American must judge Obama and his ideas and understand he does mean what he says, and realize there is no excuse, save one -- Barack Obama is an anti-American in thought and deed.
Obama gets dreams from his socialist father.  His mother was a fellow traveler.  Obama lived in anti-American Indonesia as a child.  Later, granddad decided Obama needed a Communist mentor.  O got into Harvard on the recommendation of anti-Semitic Khalid al Mansour, an adviser to Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.  In college O chose his friends carefully -- "the more politically active black students, foreign students, Chicanos, Marxist professors and structural feminists."  As a professor he taught Marxist Saul Alinsky tactics, and as a constitutional scholar he believed that there are fundamental flaws in the Constitution, such as restraint on governmental power.  As a community organizer and counsel he pushed sub-prime mortgages which helped buckle our economy.
He's a trench-mate with voter-fraudsters ACORN and quasi-commie SEIU.  He had house parties and sat on boards with an unrepentant, revolutionary communist, who probably ghostwrote one of O's autobiographies.  He attended the social-justice church of Jeremiah Wright, where he was preached at on collective salvation and black liberation.  Illinois state senator and communism-lover Alice Palmer, picked O as her chief of staff.   As a U.S. senator, he had the most leftist voting record.  His wife's only source of American pride came in her 40s as a result of O's own success.  He was endorsed by the Communist Party in 2004, and in 2008 Obama got CPUSA's endorsement again, basically running on the CPUSA platform.  (And yes, CPUSA have endorsed him again for 2012!)  [I know, I know - this sounds so radical, but they are nothing new for readers of this news service.  Please go to this link to see a listing of many of his statements, which will add power to these words of Boyd Richard Boyd.]
And more from the same article: As president he's appointed the following foxes as hen house guards:
  • A former SEIU member who kind of agrees with manufacturing czar.              
  • A former commissioner of Socialist International, eco-profiteer, and CAP board global warming czar.
  • An ACORN defender and Obama's private ethics and transparency czar.
  • A revolutionary green jobs czar.                              
  • A power-lusting control freak longing to delimit regulatory czar.
  • An anti-capitalist Chicken Little peddling junk science czar.
  • A man who thinks terrorists represent the legitimate needs and grievances of ordinary counter-terrorism czar.
  • An anti-Israel "poverty breeds terrorism" U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
  • A woman who believes that Congress can abridge free speech and another who thinks the court of appeals is where policy is Supreme Court justices.
  • An SEIU VP, activist for the Working Families Party, and political director for Bertha Lewis, the head of ACORN's New York director of the office of public affairs to help push the president's agenda.
  • A man who gives guns to drug cartels while allowing them to smuggle drugs in, who refuses to protect our borders while litigating any state which tries to defend its own as and turns a blind eye to voter attorney general.
  • A woman worried about white right-wing extremists while she has Grandma groped at the homeland security chief.
  • A woman who proposes that the U.S. has the right to protect "Palestine" from a foreign policy adviser.
SEIU president and Marxist Andy Stern and the AFL-CIO's Dick Trumka have been frequent visitors to the White House.

The Washington Times writes: Reading from prepared scripts and calling at predesignated times, retirees of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are the newest recruits in the union’s strike against Verizon Communications, asked to flood service centers with complaints and questions to - in the words of one leader - “tie them up.”
The scripted calls are going to fiber-solution outlets, repair shops, maintenance and testing centers, and fiber-optic and digital subscriber line (DSL) centers to “keep them busy,” said Pat Welsh, president of the CWA Retired Members Council for District 1, which covers New York, New Jersey and New England. He described the calls as “electronic picketing” whose purpose is to “stop them from doing business.”

Expose Obama writes: New details about Operation Fast and Furious cast doubt on the ability of the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General to conduct an “independent” and fair investigation,congressional Republican investigators say.
The information comes via a letter Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday. In it,they question a request from Holder for a transcript from a meeting they held in secret on July 4th with Ken Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco,Firearms and Explosives.
Holder apparently told Issa and Grassley he was requesting the transcript for the DOJ and for the Office of the Inspector General — the entity that’s supposed to be distinct enough from Holder’s office to conduct a fair Operation Fast and Furious investigation.
Holder and other DOJ officials have repeatedly said the DOJ’s Inspector General is conducting its own internal investigation into what went wrong with Fast and Furious. Even so,Holder’s latest request on behalf of the OIG sparks skepticism from investigators in Congress.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mychal Massie writes about Obama; Affirmative action is racist; S&P getting government investigation into actions on mortgages

Monday August 08, 2011 by Mychal Massie - Mychal Massie is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black
> Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in
> Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the
> Year
> by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is a nationally
> recognized political activist, pundit and columnist.  Following are some of his words:
Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would
> argue
> there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could
> entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying.
> But in the case of Obama, he lies because he is a liar. He doesn't only
> lie
> to cover his misdeeds – he lies to get his way. He lies to belittle others
> and to make himself look presentable at their expense. He lies about his
> faith, his associations, his mother, his father and his wife. He lies and
> bullies to keep his background secret. His lying is congenital and
> compounded by socio-psychological factors of his life.
> Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such
> dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political
> figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his
> presidential
> predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled.
> Using
> Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.

American Thinker opines: Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back.  Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow.  Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action.  Yes, racist.  Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin -- that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.  And that is what America did to Obama.
True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be?  As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate.  All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.  What could this breed if not the sort of empty  narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?
And what about his character?  Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles.  Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess.  It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence.  But really, what were we to expect?  The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?
In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.  When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense.  It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes: The Justice Department is investigating whether the Standard & Poor's credit ratings agency improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The investigation began before Standard & Poor's cut the United States' AAA credit rating this month, but it's likely to add to the political firestorm created by the downgrade, the newspaper said. Some government officials have since questioned the agency's secretive process, its credibility and the competence of its analysts, claiming to have found an error in its debt calculations.
Over the last year, we have seen absurd efforts to blame violent acts committed by people who had nothing to do with politics on politicians and activists who have nothing to do with violence. No matter: it is all about political opportunism.
In fact, however, we do have a political or quasi-political movement in the United States that in recent years has often resorted to violence: the union movement. To cite just one example, one of the terrible, little-known outrages of our modern history was the 1990 Greyhound bus strike, when union snipers fired on Greyhound buses across the country. There were at least 21 such incidents, in some of which passengers were shot. Union leaders, to my knowledge, were never punished for the armed guerrilla attacks they organized.
Another outburst of union violence occurred last week in Lambertville, Michigan. John King, who lives in Lambertville, owns a construction company called King Electrical Services which has the temerity to hire men and women who–like 93% of America’s private sector workers–do not belong to unions. This outrages union bosses who want either to force King’s employees to join unions against their will, or else drive King’s company out of business. Their preferred tactic to achieve these ends is low-level violence:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Agenda 21; "Occupy Wall St"; SEIU and the May Day Rally in LA; Every single Detroit school student to get 2 meals and a snack each day; flash mob of 30 steals from 7-11; Michigan lawmaker calls for banning foreign laws; Obama needs to offer alternative to capitalism; Newspapers refuse to report the race of flash mobs; $14.6 Million to go to armed forces going green with biofuels; Chinese made components in comuter for classified military research

GOP USA writes: Al Gore was beside himself when the Senate failed to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1994. Gore had spent the first two years of his Vice-Presidency developing what he called his “Ecosystem Management Policy.” This new policy was nothing more than preparing the agencies of government to implement the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and Agenda 21. These three policy documents were adopted in Rio de Janeiro at the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development.

Agenda 21 was the only document that was not an international treaty. It was, instead, a non-binding “soft-law” document that was designed to avoid the necessity of Congressional debate or Senate ratification. Bill Clinton issued an Executive Order to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) - especially to implement Agenda 21 administratively – without oversight or interference from Congress. The agencies of government have done a masterful job of infecting almost all urban communities with some form of government control under the guise of “Sustainable Development,” which is the objective of Agenda 21.
Now, the Obama regime intends to impose the same kind of control over rural America through his White House Rural Council, also created by Executive Order.
The rather bland 18-page Convention on Biological Diversity came with an 1140-page instruction book called the Global Biodiversity Assessment. Page 993 of this instruction book says that the Convention’s plan for protecting biodiversity is “…central to the Wildlands Project recently-proposed in the United States.” Page 15 of the Wildlands Project says:
“... at least half of the land area of the 48 conterminous states should be encompassed in
core reserves and inner corridor zones ... assuming that most of the other 50 percent is
managed intelligently as buffer zone.”

Climate Connections reports on "Occupy Wall St": This demand seems to capture the current national mood because cleaning up corruption in Washington is something all Americans, right and left, yearn for and can stand behind. If we hang in there, 20,000-strong, week after week against every police and National Guard effort to expel us from Wall Street, it would be impossible for Obama to ignore us. Our government would be forced to choose publicly between the will of the people and the lucre of the corporations.
This could be the beginning of a whole new social dynamic in America, a step beyond the Tea Party movement, where, instead of being caught helpless by the current power structure, we the people start getting what we want whether it be the dismantling of half the 1,000 military bases America has around the world to the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act or a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals. Beginning from one simple demand – a presidential commission to separate money from politics – we start setting the agenda for a new America.
Answer coalition covers a May Day rally in Los Angeles , co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart. The communists freely and proudly declare their affiliation. And the SEIU has no problem marching arm-in-arm with them.
"Smash Capitalism" is a slogan the SEIU apparently endorses - or at least doesn't mind marching behind. In case you think the SEIU is some peripheral out-of-the-mainstream organization: The SEIU devoted $28 million to Obama's campaign, making the SEIU "the organization that spent the most to help Barack Obama get elected president." Furthermore, who is Obama's favorite White House guest and one of his closest confidants? The individual who has visited the Obama White House the most: SEIU President Andy Stern, who has visited 53 times. Obama is closely linked with the SEIU. The SEIU is closely linked with communists. You do the math.
CBS Detroit reports: Starting this fall, all Detroit Public Schools students in grades K-12 will receive breakfast, lunch and snacks at no charge in an effort to ensure all children receive healthy meals, regardless of income.
Fox News reports: A pack of 30 teens helped themselves to items in a Maryland 7-Eleven early Sunday morning in what authorities have labeled another instance of a possible flash mob.
The store, which is located in Germantown, Md., was empty at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when a group of teenagers calmly walked in and picked out items as though they were shopping. Then, just as calmly as they entered the store, police say, they exited without paying for the items.  “As criminals go, they were pretty neat,” Howard Hersh, a spokesman from the Montgomery County police. “There were no injuries and they didn’t ransack the store.”
Detroit News reports: A state lawmaker wants Michigan to join the trend of states banning "foreign laws," but Muslim activists say the effort is a thinly veiled attack on Islam.
Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, is pushing a bill to bar the implementation of foreign laws. It doesn't mention Sharia — Islamic law — but he acknowledged it would be prohibited in courts under the legislation intended to prevent anyone "who tries to shove any foreign law down our throats."
"No foreign law shall supersede federal laws or constitution or state laws or constitution," Agema said. "Our law is our law. I don't like foreign entities telling us what to do."
Agema said his bill would protect the "vast majority" of Muslims, whom he contended "come to this country to get away from Sharia."
Newsbusters reports: Chris Matthews claims that for purposes of the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama needs to offer an alternative to capitalism. Along the way, Matthews, on his MSNBC show this evening, offered a completely crazed notion of what capitalism is about. 
American Thinker opines: For those who care about language and the truth, Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune has done a great service. She openly admits that her newspaper refuses to report the race of violent criminals responsible for an outbreak of racial mob violence in Chicago, which mirrors similar violence around the country
the three factors are present in the black community to a greater degree than they are in other communities, with major consequences for group behavior. A sense of entitlement makes people think that they deserve things they have not earned.  A sense of grievance leads to anger and a greater willingness to use violence.  Fatherlessness means that there will be few restraints on greedy, impulsive behavior.  According to Popenoe, fathers are needed to teach self-control and empathy, tendencies which antisocial and criminal people lack (1).  Taken together, these factors foster the propensity to commit crime.  Those factors are not rooted in biology, and were not present in earlier generations of black Americans, as Bill Cosby pointed out.
Contrary to Schmich, when a news story omits race, we know less -- less about our society, less about the mores shaping the lives of our fellow citizens, less about the identity of perpetrators of violent crimes, and less about the nature of a social problem that could affect any of us.
The Washington Times reports: Consider the scheme President Obama announced Tuesday that will have the armed forces devote a great deal of time, money and energy to switch to so-called advanced biofuels. Underneath the trendy “green” label, however, is a classic example of pork-barrel politics.Under the White House plan, the Departments of Agriculture, Energy and the Navy will divert $510 million in taxpayer funds to develop less efficient sources of power to meet the Navy’s transportation needs.
In other words, nobody in their right mind would select this stuff as a fuel. Despite being $14.6 trillion in debt, the Obama administration plans to blow millions investing in something the private sector says is a fool’s bet. 
The Washington Times writes: A U.S. supercomputer laboratory engaged in classified military research concluded a recent deal involving Chinese-made components that is raising concerns in Congress about potential electronic espionage.
The concerns are based on a contract reached this summer between a computer-technology firm and the National Center for Computational Engineering at the University of Tennessee, whose supercomputers simulate flight tests for next-generation U.S. military aircraft and spacecraft, and simulate submarine warfare for the Navy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Department of Jobs; Obama's buffer zone property not assessed or taxes; Tea Party lackeys; Decriminalization of pedophilia may be coming; Fla. protects 2nd Amendment; Cicero was right; CA bill would outlaw flat sheets in hotels; Obama "reversed the recession, and then we had a "run of bad luck"; Evergreen Solar in bankruptcy; Black agains white racism exists and is being covered up; Obama's battle bus; Fed audit shows $16 trillion given to foreign banks;

According to the New York Times, President Obama is considering merging “the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and some economic divisions at the State Department” into a brand new agency. Great, established bureaucrats, and no doubt hundreds if not thousands of new ones will be working “together” to do the job that President Obama obviously can’t: create jobs.
According to the Times, the new department could be called the Department of Jobs, maybe the Department of Competitiveness – we’re sure the President’s administration is trying to figure out which name polls better.
World Net Daily reports: The "buffer zone" parcel at the Obama family mansion in Chicago's upscale Kenwood neighborhood purchased by the wife of convicted felon Tony Rezko was transferred to Barack and Michelle Obama without ever being assessed or taxed, in apparent violation of Illinois law, according to a debt-collection expert.
"The Cook County assessor's office told me that there is no record of any tax assessment having been done on this transfer of the buffer zone property into a Northern Trust Co. Deed in Trust," Albert Hendershot told WND.
Hendershot, president and owner of Innovative Portfolio Recovery Inc, a debt collection and skip tracing company based in Birmingham, Ala., noted the buffer zone "does not have an address attached to it, which is probably how the assessment and tax were avoided."
UK Daily Mail opines: President Obama will this week launch a counter-offensive branding the GOP contenders 'Tea Party lackeys' as his approval rating hits an all-time low.
The President's approval rating has dropped to below 40 per cent for the first time, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll.
The poll released last night said found 39 per cent of Americans approve Mr Obama's performance, while 54 per cent disapprove.
Read more:
Daily Caller writes: If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013.  Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia.
The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists.  According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons [pedophiles] can be involved in the DSM 5 revision process” and how the popular perceptions of pedophiles can be reframed to encourage tolerance.
The Blaze reports: Florida has decided to finally protect the 2nd Amendment at the state level and eliminate onerous restrictions that many municipalities and communities have enacted against gun rights.
Starting October 1st, any public official who passes or enforces gun regulations below the state level faces  a $5,000 personal fine and could even be removed from office by the governor for enacting or enforcing local gun laws.
While Florida has had a law on its books since 1987 that makes it illegal to pass gun regulations beyond state statutes, there was no enforcement mechanism in place. As a result, towns and cities have created ordinances at will. In the process, many of them have criminalized otherwise completely law-abiding citizens who unintentionally ran afoul of arbitrary, localized gun rules.
But thanks to the law recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that’s all about to change in the Sunshine State.
Called the Penalties for Violating Firearms Preemption Law, the new state forces the repeal of any and all regulations, policies, and ordinances that violate the firearms preemption law of 1987. Its passage has already had an impact as assorted town and county bureaucrats are scrambling to come into compliance by the October 1 deadline. The Orlando Sentinel reported on the changes now underway that:
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt." - Cicero - 55 BC
The Blaze reports: The fitted-sheet bill is the brainchild of State Senator Kevin De Leon (a Democrat from Los Angeles), whose mother suffered back pains while working as a hotel maid. Kevin has been quoted as saying this was “an issue close to my heart.” It is also a bill that has the support of Big Labor. Sen. De Leon’s bill passed through the State Senate in June, but not before some spirited debate, including a statement from one of the two dissenters, State Senator Sam Blakeslee;
“We are now going to make it a crime in California not to use a fitted sheet? Really?”
The Washington Examiner writes: At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas.  And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle."
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa.  "But over the last six months we've had a run of bad luck."  Obama listed three events overseas -- the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises -- which set the economy back.  [I ask - did anyone ever accept the fact that President George W. Bush had a "run of bad luck" which affected "his" deficit - such as the attacks of 9/11 and Katrina?]
The Boston Herald writes: Evergreen Solar Inc., the Massachusetts clean-energy company that received millions in state subsidies from the Patrick administration for an ill-fated Bay State factory, has filed for bankruptcy, listing $485.6 million in debt.
Evergreen, which closed its taxpayer-supported Devens factory in March and cut 800 jobs, has been trying to rework its debt for months. The cash-strapped company announced today has sought a reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and reached a deal with certain note holders to restructure its debt and auction off assets.
The Massachusetts Republican Party called the Patrick administration’s $58 million financial aid package, which supported Evergreen’s $450 million factory, a “waste” of money.
The great Thomas Sowell writes: Philadelphia's black mayor, Michael A. Nutter, ordered a police crackdown and lashed out at the whole lifestyle of those who did such things.
"Pull up your pants and buy a belt 'cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt," he said. "If you walk into somebody's office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won't hire you? They don't hire you 'cause you look like you're crazy," the mayor said. He added: "You have damaged your own race."
While this might seem like it is just plain common sense, what Mayor Nutter said undermines a whole vision of the world that has brought fame, fortune and power to race hustlers in politics, the media and academia. Any racial disparities in hiring can only be due to racism and discrimination, according to the prevailing vision, which reaches from street corner demagogues to the august chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Just to identify the rioters and looters as black is a radical departure, when mayors, police chiefs and the media in other cities report on these outbreaks of violence without mentioning the race of those who are doing these things. The Chicago Tribune even made excuses for failing to mention race when reporting on violent attacks by blacks on whites in Chicago.
Such excuses might make sense if the same politicians and media talking heads were not constantly mentioning race when denouncing the fact that a disproportionate number of young black men are being sent to prison.
The prevailing social dogma is that disparities in outcomes between races can only be due to disparities in how these races are treated. In other words, there cannot possibly be any differences in behavior.
All around the country, people in politics and the media have been tip-toeing around the fact that violent attacks by blacks on whites in public places are racially motivated, even when the attackers themselves use anti-white invective and mock the victims they leave lying on the streets bleeding.
This is not something to ignore or excuse. It is something to be stopped. Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia seems to be the first to openly recognize this.
This needs to be done for the sake of both black and white Americans -- and even for the sake of the hoodlums. They have set out on a path that leads only downward for themselves.
Just to identify the rioters and looters as black is a radical departure, when mayors, police chiefs and the media in other cities report on these outbreaks of violence without mentioning the race of those who are doing these things. The Chicago Tribune even made excuses for failing to mention race when reporting on violent attacks by blacks on whites in Chicago.
Such excuses might make sense if the same politicians and media talking heads were not constantly mentioning race when denouncing the fact that a disproportionate number of young black men are being sent to prison.
The BBC opines: In British elections we're used to what we call "battle buses", cheerfully painted wagons, festooned with party slogans and colours.
US President Barack Obama has embarked on his first bus tour in office.
But his vehicle for the trip through the rural parts of three Midwestern states looks like it really is heading for a battle.
Big, blocky, black, with painted-out windows, it looks more like a police mortuary van than a symbol of hope arriving on your street.
The results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly 100 year history were posted on Senator Bernie Sander’s webpage earlier this morning:
What was revealed in the audit was startling: $16,000,000,000,000.00 had been secretly given out to US banks and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from France to Scotland. From the period between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve had secretly bailed out many of the world’s banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest. Why the Federal Reserve had never been public about this or even informed the United States Congress about the $16 trillion dollar bailout is obvious — the American public would have been outraged to find out that the Federal Reserve bailed out foreign banks while Americans were struggling to find jobs.
To place $16 trillion into perspective, remember that GDP of the United States is only $14.12 trillion. The entire national debt of the United States government spanning its 200+ year history is “only” $14.5 trillion. The budget that is being debated so heavily in Congress and the Senate is “only” $3.5 trillion. Take all of the outrage and debate over the $1.5 trillion deficit into consideration, and swallow this Red pill: There was no debate about whether $16,000,000,000,000 would be given to failing banks and failing corporations around the world.
In late 2008, the TARP Bailout bill was passed and loans of $800 billion were given to failing banks and companies. That was a blatant lie considering the fact that Goldman Sachs alone received 814 billion dollars. As is turns out, the Federal Reserve donated $2.5 trillion to Citigroup, while Morgan Stanley received $2.04 trillion. The Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank, a German bank, split about a trillion and numerous other banks received hefty chunks of the $16 trillion.  "No agency of the United States government should be allowed to bailout a foreign bank or corporation without the direct approval of Congress and the president," Sanders said.

Monday, August 15, 2011

U.K. riots; British Muslims are called upon to topple British government; "Muslim Worlds" gets U.S. grant; CBO says no gov't spending item drives economic growth; Muslim Brotherhood in White House; Commerce Secretary nominee loves carbon tax; Four Supremes uphold failed legislation as law; How we educate our children matters; How to skew CBO statistics; New benefit for illegals; Obama's cheap "shot"; Concealed guns in bars; Obama's greenhouse pledge to UN falls short

CBS News reports: As riots in the U.K. become increasingly volatile, bands of vigilantes, in this case Muslim ones, are roaming the streets looking to take on any and all comers — mainly because three of young men in their community were run down and killed while trying to defend their family’s business. Now since many of the rioters are reportedly black, racial tensions between the two groups have flared, with one Muslim man vowing to “hunt down these black men, cut off their heads and feed them to our dogs.”
And with the police nowhere to be seen, the town’s Muslims are allegedly gearing up with bricks, stones, clubs and cricket bats to ward off the marauding gangs.
But while their unified stance in Birmingham’s west end reportedly saved a row of family-run shops and a mosque from destruction, it came at a steep price.
CBS and AP brings us the details of how three brothers were killed by a carload of rioters:

Wednesday’s 1 a.m. slaughter has laid bare racial tensions underlying this week’s riots in Birmingham, Britain’s second-largest city and its most ethnically diverse. A fifth of the city’s 1 million “Brummies” are Muslims, most commonly of Pakistani origin. About 7 percent are black, mostly Caribbean, in background.
Speaker after speaker complained that they had pleaded by phone for police protection the previous night, when black gangs raided local markets and chased bar staff onto the roof of one pub, yet police failed to respond. Some argued that the police had warned them not to attempt to defend their own streets, yet had offered no alternative.
The three dead men “did nothing wrong! They died because they were doing the job of protecting our community. The job that you lot should have been doing!” one speaker shouted, jabbing an accusatory finger at the police panel. 

The Chicago Sun Times adds: Militant online forums are abuzz with calls to Muslims in Britain to launch Internet campaigns in support of the British rioters and to urge them to topple the government.
Dozens of contributors on Wednesday suggested Muslims in Britain should flood social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, with slogans and writings inciting the British youth to continue rioting. 
Another contributor says an Internet media attack is very important and that “chaos is useful to militants in London.”
Bare Naked Islam reveals: Whirling dervishes, mosaics and 1,001 tales will soon be coming to the Upper West Side, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan says its future exhibition new “Muslim Worlds” is the first show of its kind in the U.S. geared toward a family audience.
“Muslim Worlds” will have hands-on exhibits, performances and other events geared toward getting children involved with the thousands of years of cultural heritage that has come from Muslim countries.
The Daily Caller writes: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is unable find a single government spending item that drives economic growth, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp said today in a statement.
Huelskamp said he “clearly” asked CBO director Doug Elmendorf to point to a single government expenditure that “drives economic growth.” In a four-page written response, Elmendorf does not name any expenditures he and the CBO believe directly caused economic growth.
Gulag Bound reports: Tarek Fatah, a moderate Muslim advocate and Liberal Democrat Marxist, told an auditorium filled with thousands of Canadians at Ideacity that “the religion of Islam is being used as a tool by a fascist force.”
Americans need to know, as Tarek clearly states…
  • One is Rashad Hussain of Indian origin who is the American Ambassador to the 52 nation organization of Islamic countries.
  • Dialia Mogahed who writes his speech who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
  • Just day before yesterday, another woman, an academic, was appointed in that circle.
This is happening while we sit silent and I say that as a Liberal Democrat, as someone who worked and campaigned for Barack Obama.
We have evidence in Canada of this penetration that’s going on.”
“Instead of bringing victory over the fascist forces of the Muslim Brotherhood, we now recognize that their infiltration is right up to the American White House, but we can’t say that.”
“Today we are fighting another idea of Islamo-fascism that has shut our mouths and we can’t speak because we’re too scared that someone may turn around and call us a racist. And mind you, everyday as I speak, a few dozen Muslims would have been killed by now by these Jihadi’s.”
America’s government-controlled media fail to report the truth, which is why many Americans research, self-educate and become citizen journalists in order to bring you the truth. On this subject, we have previously explained that Islamism is not a religion; it is a complete system comprised of totalitarian rule over day-to-day life – political, financial, legal, social, cultural and religious – and its mission is Jihad. Tarek explains this too.
“Please understand that there is a distinction between Islam as a faith which, along with every other religion, has its own problems, and “Islamism,” which is an ideology, a political ideology, that says that Western Civilization has to be destroyed.”
“The books that are distributed at Eaton Centre and the Dundas Square clearly state by the founders of the Muslim Brotherhood that all Western countries have to be destroyed.”
The New American reports: Should energy consumers pay extra taxes to fund government-mandated and subsidized renewable energy technologies? "Absolutely yes," says John Bryson, President Obama's nominee for Commerce Secretary. He made the remark at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California in 2009 and went on to extol the virtues of hidden rates in California, a state encumbered with some of the nation's highest electricity and unemployment rates.

American Thinker writes: In making the case for judicial review, Chief Justice John Marshall pointed out that judges take a sworn oath to uphold the laws of the United States.  Until last month, it would have been unnecessary to stress that he was obviously referring to actual laws, not the unfulfilled fantasies of a lone member of Congress.  Nevertheless, on July 7, in a case largely ignored by the media, dissenting Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan carried judicial activism to new heights by advocating a stay of execution on the basis of an imaginary law. They thereby revealed themselves to be so desperate to save barbaric murderers that they unashamedly and brazenly sought to apply un-enacted legislation introduced on June 14 by one senator, Patrick Leahy, with not a single cosponsor and by no representative at all.  They had to know that this was not going to pass, because it had never been seriously considered in over seven years -- even when those least unlikely to vote for it controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency.  
It is noteworthy how easily the Leal dissenters slithered from lack of a statute to pending legislation, inviting the gullible to believe that the latter is a substitute for a duly enacted law.  Their claim that it had a good chance of passing was obviously disingenuous, refuted by the lack of even one cosponsor and the failure to pass it since the need for it first became apparent seven years earlier.
The Daily Interlake opines: It would seem obvious that how we educate our children is also how we preserve our culture. It is the solid foundation that allows us to even speak of a culture — a shared experience that defines who we are.
If that is the case, then modern education has failed.
And there is no doubt what the answer has to be — the shift in the purpose of education from 1900 when America was still a strong, tradition-based society to 1947 when the Rev. King was already seeing “half truths” in the classroom all the way to 2011 when education has become a vehicle for social change rather than the conduit of self-evident truth.
Everything that was taken for granted in schools 100 years ago is taken to the garbage dump today. Ask yourself: Do public schools still have the courage to promote the brilliant accomplishments of America and Christianity? Or do they toss our traditions aside for the Golden Calves of multi-culturalism, relative truth, and the propaganda of social justice?
The answer, of course, is that as an institution — not necessarily as individuals — modern education has joined with Karl Marx, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers in questioning the value of America’s contribution to society and the worth of our founding principles.

[How President Obama secured favorable numbers on Obamacare from the CBO - force a lie into the calculations.....] The Washington Examiner reveals: Section 1401 of the Affordable Care Act says an insurance plan is unaffordable if the employee portion of an employer-offered health insurance premium "exceeds 9.5 percent of the applicable taxpayer's household income." So a family of four whose breadwinner earned $80,000 would be eligible for subsidies if the nominal premium for the plan that his employer offered exceeded $7,600 a year. The average family premium in 2010 cost $13,770, so millions of Americans would have been eligible for generous Obamacare subsidies.
But when the Congressional Budget Office scored the Obamacare legislation, analysts were instructed to use a different definition of affordable coverage. Instead of comparing a family's income to the cost of insuring a family, the CBO scored a family's income to the cost of insuring just the individual employee. The average premium for an individual policy costs far less than the average family premium ($5,049 compared with $13,770). So, all of a sudden, our typical family with household income of $80,000 would not have qualified for Obamacare subsidies. However, it still would have been on the hook for expensive health coverage because of the individual mandate. A recent study estimated that it would have cost $47.5 billion a year to close this subsidy gap.
Daily Mail reports: The issue was whether Obamacare would cover illegal aliens.
PolitiFact called it one of the greatest distortions in that debate and bragged about calling it a half truth in a post on January 20, 2011:
No new benefits for illegal immigrants. If they make a highlight reel of the health debate, they will surely include the moment when Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted ” You lie!” at President Obama during an address to a joint session of Congress. Obama had said “the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.” We found that Democratic plans did nothing to change the way illegal immigrants are currently treated in the health care system. So we rated Wilson’s outburst as False.
Republicans countered by saying the Democratic plan wasn’t tough enough in verifying the identity of illegal immigrants to prevent them from fraudulently obtaining benefits. We checked a statement from the House Republican Conference, “Nothing in any of the Democrat bills would require individuals to verify their citizenship or identity prior to receiving taxpayer-subsidized benefits.” We rated that Half True.
The president specifically promised the American people that ObamaCare would not cover those who are here illegally. He misled all of us.

The New York Post writes:  Thirty American troops came home to Dover Air Force Base last week.
They died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban with rocket-propelled grenades. Many were members of SEAL Team Six, the fabled special operations unit that flew stealth choppers into Pakistan after Osama bin Laden, putting the old monster down in a pile of his porno tapes.
Nineteen of the 30 families asked for no media coverage of the ceremony at Dover — that request for privacy was, of course, honored.
By everyone, that is, except Barack Obama.
He slipped in a personal photographer, who snapped a dramatic photo of the president saluting in silhouette.
The White House pushed it to every major media outlet, and made it “Photo of the Day” on its official website. It was an obvious attempt to carve an iconic image into the American consciousness with a mass-media chisel.
The Richmond Times Dispatch reveals: Virginia's bars and restaurants did not turn into shooting galleries as some had feared during the first year of a new state law that allows patrons with permits to carry concealed guns into alcohol-serving businesses, a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis found.
The number of major crimes involving firearms at bars and restaurants statewide declined 5.2 percent from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, compared with the fiscal year before the law went into effect, according to crime data compiled by Virginia State Police at the newspaper's request.
The Washington Post opines: President Obama spoke of lofty intentions to help the world reduce greenhouse gases when he addressed delegates to United Nations talks in Copenhagen in 2009.
“We have charted our course, we have made our commitments, and we will do what we say,” he said. “Now I believe that it’s time for the nations and people of the world to come together behind a common purpose.”
But the Obama administration is on track to fall more than $200 million short on its $1 billion pledge to help prevent the cutting and burning of tropical rain forests. Lawmakers have slashed requests on everything from promoting clean energy to helping developing nations cope with the effects of global warming. And although the United States is putting into place standards for autos and trucks that will drastically reduce emissions, its negotiators are fighting with European Union officials over their attempt to regulate U.S. airline carbon emissions.