Saturday, November 12, 2011

Occupy Wall St., vs the Tea Party - my Boyne City Gazette column; Shooting at Occupy Vermont; United We Stand lyrics include "your blood is our paint"; Zuccotti lung taking hold

   Do these two entities have anything in common?   They both began as grassroots movements, and the Tea Party remains so.  Both are frustrated and angry at our government, have opposed bank bailouts, crony capitalism, auto bailouts, and special interest legislation.  For the Occupy groups, add a demand to take money from the makers and give it to the takers - a redistribution of income similar to that of all socialist governments.
    Occupy groups have now been infiltrated and/or supported by Progressive groups:  Code Pink, ACORN (who organized events and provided door-to-door canvassing for funding), SEIU, the Teamsters Union, the Communist Party USA, the American Nazi Party, the Workers World Party, the Working Families Party, North Korea’s state news agency, and other anarchist groups.  Occupy groups shut down traffic, take over and sometimes destroy public and private property, close the seaport in Oakland, desecrate the American flag and police cars by defecating on them, threaten violence against police, require STD testing, camp out while making incessant noise, create filth which is rarely cleaned up, deal drugs, and prevent many hard working Americans getting to their jobs.  Arrests stand at over 3000 for Occupy participants and not a single one for Tea Party members. 
   Tea Party members spent time studying the Constitution and demand reduced government spending, an end to bailouts, a balanced budget, adherence to our Constitution, repeal of Obamacare and enforcement of immigration laws.  They believe most Americans are capable of taking care of themselves by using the opportunities they are given, while realizing there are those who truly need the help of the American people.  Occupy participants want cradle-to-grave government assistance.
   Two of their signs are just plain funny: “I don’t need oil, I take the bus”, and “Ocuppy Petoskey”.  There have been calls for Jews to be run out of this country.  Participants can’t define capitalism, but they know it must be evil.  They seem ignorant of the fact that it is our Congress which enacted the laws legally employed by “greedy corporations”.  They don't understand that it is the universities charging ever higher tuitions which should be their target, not the lenders to whom they pledged repayment - as tuitions rise much faster than inflation or medical care.  Occupy participants believe debt should be forbidden, capitalism ended.  As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The trouble with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
   One protester said he is “against my boss telling me how to do my job, against a priest telling me how to worship God, and politicians telling me what the laws are.”   Debts and banks (where they store donated money) should be abolished, and some long for “communism, anarchy and primitivism.”  One called for a “climax moment of class warfare played out on screen, sort of like Kent State without the deaths!”   One person called for the hanging and shooting of the 13 families that own the world, like George Bush and his administration. Not uncommon are chants and signs about damning the USA.  Just like the Tea Party?  Not quite.
   One Occupy speaker declared that violence and bloodshed will be necessary.  Worldwide supporters include the Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York and the new leftists in the People’s Republic of China.  Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatolla Khamenei, said that the movement will “soar to completely mark the downfall of the West and the capitalist regime” – the intent of our homegrown Cloward and Piven strategy, by the way.
   Al Sharpton said, “If you won’t get the jobs bill done in the suite, we will get it done in the street.”  Nancy Pelosi blessed the protesters, and President Obama consistently voices his approval.  The President and our Vice President have warned that if we don’t reelect Obama, we will “be on our own”, while the First Lady warned that Republicans would curb free speech and religion!   Say goodbye to the new tone in Washington.  But not to worry, Obama and his Democrats, whom he once actually declared were “the ones we have been waiting for” will solve it all, by pledging that government will take care of everyone in order to get more votes.
Big Government reports: We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity.
And now, in Ben and Jerry’s home state of Vermont, another senseless #Occupy-related tragedy has occurred.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 35-year-old man was shot and gravely wounded Thursday in an Occupy Wall Street encampment in Vermont’s largest city, police said.
Glenn Beck exposes: Are you ready for the ultra-long, seemingly violent Occupy Wall Street anthem? A new sympathetic song by singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur called, “We Stand as One,” is intended to be a rallying cry for the Occupiers.
But a close look at the lyrics provides some disturbing imagery that causes one to question what, exactly, the ballad is advocating. CNS News’ Dan Gainor has more:
Despite the violence of the anti-war protests, the ‘60s demonstrations were about giving peace a chance. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has a new anthem that is anything but peaceful. The song tells how opponents will have their “body destroyed” or when “strung up you’ll bleed, like the pig you became.”
Our canvas is freedom
Your blood is our paint [...]
Like a pig you consumed
And like a pig you will roast [...]
And what you won’t share
Will be ripped from your hands
Your body destroyed
The way fire lands
Burning your homes
The privilege you snake
The payback beyond
Anything you could take
Naked you’ll be
And full of regret
And the way they were treated
You’ll long to forget  [As Colin Powell said this week, "Occupy Wall St. is as American as apple pie."  Perhaps he is thinking of this as another civil war.]
NBC writes: With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung."
That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.
With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known as the winter vomiting virus) and tuberculosis, according to one doctor.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Occupy dope calls for another 9/11; UN Agenda 21 in Michigan; Occupy Atlanta dealing with TB; Marco Rubio introduces legislation to reform UN; Gingrich and Fannie and Freddie at the last debate; Fannie and Freddie bonuses; Obama's friend Raines takes $90 million with him; United Steelworkers call for more militancy; Penn State riots are product of entitlement culture; Obama's Keystone decision

Take time today to thank every veteran or current military member, and their families, for their service in the defense of our country and our freedoms! 

Just when you thought the Occupy crowd couldn’t get any more despicable they go and do this: knowingly hope for another 9/11 to happen while being recorded on camera. Glenn reminded listeners of what Van Jones said about the OWS protesters not long ago — that these are the ‘best’ people in America. How many examples of hate, filth, vile, rape, etc do we need before someone in the media starts calling this movement out for what it really is?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A From the Michigan Land Use Institute comes proof that the UN Agenda 21and "sustainability" is alive and well in Michigan:
A powerful momentum is converging in communities across the
state. People from all walks of life are speaking out with newfound
conviction about practical alternatives to sprawling growth. And land
use reform has become a priority in Lansing as useful new legislation
gains support from both parties.
As director, my goal is to build our momentum and
dedicate the Institute’s skills and resources to making sure
Michigan becomes a national example for policies that link
economic development and environmental
Completed “Smart Roads: Petoskey,” a technically
qualified and compelling alternative to a $70 million
state department of transportation proposal to build a
major highway bypass around the northern
Michigan resort town of Petoskey. Two
local governments have since
announced their official support for
the effective and lower-cost “Smart
Roads: Petoskey” plan over the
state’s bypass proposal.  [Yes, I believe we should be smart about development.  I also keep in mind that the UN agenda is to push all human activity into smaller and smaller areas in order to leave most of the country as "open space"  I'll have more on this subject in several weeks.]
CBS Atlanta reports: The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis.
The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact.
The Weekly Standard writes: Florida senator Marco Rubio is introducing legislation today to reform the United Nations. The United States gives at least 22 percent of the U.N. budget, and consequently has much influence over the multinational organization. Rubio's bill is a companion to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s House bill, and would, according to the senator's office, accomplish the following things:
·         Allow the U.S. to fund only UN agencies and programs that advance U.S. interests and values, resulting in greater competition among UN entities for funding that would increase transparency and effectiveness. 
·         Authorize the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate and audit the use of U.S. contributions to the UN.
·         Prohibit U.S. contributions to the UN from being used for any purpose other than the specific purposes for which it was made available by Congress.
·         Firmly establish U.S. policy on various issues relating to the UN, including transparency, reform, Security Council expansion, terrorism, anti-Semitism and the unfair treatment of Israel.
·         Withholds U.S. contributions from any UN agency or program that upgrades the status of the Palestinian observer mission outside a negotiated settlement with Israel.·
The Washington Post writes this about the last debate: This exchange may have been the most underrated part of the debate:
HARWOOD: Since -- since you mentioned Fannie and Freddie, Speaker Gingrich, 30 seconds to you, your firm was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac in 2006. What did you do for that money?
I would do no lobbying, and I offered advice.And my advice as a historian, when they walked in and said to me, “We are now making loans to people who have no credit history and have no record of paying back anything, but that’s what the government wants us to do,” as I said to them at the time, this is a bubble. This is insane. This is impossible.  [On this point, there is some evidence that he actually supported the continuation of the organizations, without actually lobbying Congressional members.]
GINGRICH: It turned out, unfortunately, I was right and the people who were doing exactly what Congresswoman Bachmann talked about were wrong. And I think it’s a good case for breaking up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and getting much smaller institutions back into the private sector to be competitive and to be responsible for their behavior.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Politico writes: the government regulator for Fannie and Freddie, approved $12.79 million in bonus pay after 10 executives from the two government-sponsored corporations last year met modest performance targets tied to modifying mortgages in jeopardy of foreclosure.
The executives got the bonuses about two years after the federally backed mortgage giants received nearly $170 billion in taxpayer bailouts — and despite pledges by FHFA, the office tasked with keeping them solvent, that it would adjust the level of CEO-level pay after critics slammed huge compensation packages paid out to former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines and others. 
[And for our history lesson for this week, I post this, from US Action News]: As an executive at Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines illegally coerced his employees to falsify accounting facts so he’d get a maximum bonus.  The government-backed firm used Enron-like fraud, in part at Raines’s orders, to create the largest bail-out in US history. Raines had the whistleblower fired.  From the Heritage Foundation:
As an executive at Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines illegally coerced his employees to falsify accounting facts so he’d get a maximum bonus.  The government-backed firm used Enron-like fraud, in part at Raines’s orders, to create the largest bail-out in US history. Raines had the whistleblower fired.  From the Heritage Foundation: [Raines walked away from a failing company with $90 million dollars.]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Front Page Magazine writes: The United Steelworkers (USW) Marxist president Leo Gerard believes if Big Labor can’t get what it wants through the ballot box it’s time to start cracking skulls.
The Canadian-born Gerard loves a brawl. In 1999 he helped the violent anarchists protesting in Seattle block access to the World Trade Organization meetings. USW sent 1,400 goons to shut the talks down. Gerard’s agitation helped to push Algoma Steel of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, into bankruptcy in the 1990s.
USW president since 2001, Gerard wholeheartedly supports the labor-backed Occupy Wall Street movement – and wants it to become even more violent.
“You’re damn right Wall Street occupiers speak for us,” he recently told left-wing radio host Ed Schultz. “They do in Pittsburgh, they do in Chicago, they do in Oakland, they do in San Francisco, they do all across the country. And I think what we need is, we need more militancy.”
NY Post opines: But what about the riots? These aren’t simply a product of football culture, they’re a product of a campus culture that teaches students they have an absolute right to whatever their hearts desire, starting with a fun-filled college experience and, afterwards, a rewarding career.
Imbued with a sense of victimhood, entitlement and cultivated grievance that can only be taught, their preferred response to inconvenience is a temper tantrum.
The tantrums are always self-justifying. Arguments are correct not if they conform to facts and reason, but if they are passionately held. Unfairness is measured by the intensity of one’s feelings.
The Calgary Herald writes: So much for the U.S. being the bastion of free enterprise and respecting due process.
With the State Department announcing Thursday it wants to explore alternative routing for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, after the project has been subject to 36 months of review - dutifully following a prescribed process that resulted in thousands of pages of documentation - the U.S. has signalled to the world it is not open for business.  [But the environmentalists do not now have a reason to be angry with Obama, so they will still vote for him - the thinking goes.]

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Eric Holder is "shocked!"; Obama Administration moves on coal industry; UN Small Arms Treaty considered; Muslim given access to sensitive gov't documents accused of leaking them to media; Super Committee Democrats walked away from negotiations; "New Media" defeats Christmas Tree tax; "Silent Generation" don't care much for Occupy mess; Gingrich distinguishes himself in Iowa; Newt vs. NBC co-host; National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundations offers free legal assistance; Obama insults Netanyahu on open mic; CNBC moderator booed during debate

Expose Obama writes: The congressmen who asked Eric Holder to testify on Capitol Hill today should cite the Justice Department for contempt. They expected to cross-examine General Holder and they got Sergeant Schultz.
Holder said he was just as upset as everyone else,and shocked —shocked! —that guns were being trafficked to Mexican drug cartels by his agency. He wanted to get to the bottom of this nefarious activity himself. “Like each of you,I want to know why and how firearms that should have been under surveillance could wind up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels,”he said.
But since Holder heads the department under which Fast and Furious took place,shouldn’t he have been familiar with the operation in the first place? Holder argued,in effect,that he could not be expected to do his job,because it is hard. Holder said “I cannot be expected to know”what happens within the Justice Department nor to be familiar with the contents of memos that are addressed to him or that bear his name. After all,the DoJ employs 117,000 people. (Note to budget cutters:Please lighten Eric Holder’s oversight load,beginning with the EEOC.) That many employees generate a hefty volume of memos that Holder cannot be bothered to read. Besides,this was merely a “local,Arizona-based operation”.
Expose Obama writes: On October 26,2011,Secretary Salazar signed Secretarial Order 3315 that will consolidate the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The Order states that “fee collections” and “regulation,inspection and enforcement,and state program oversight” will now be integrated—the very tasks split out within the MMS reorganization.
Because this new order seems in direct contradiction to the 2010 SO 3299,it raises suspicion as to the true purpose of the agency reorganization—especially since the impacted industry is the administration’s favorite villain—coal.
SO 3315 was announced to the surprise of most in the industry. Charlie Boddy,a mining and government relations consultant with more than 40 years in the industry and former VP of government relations with Usibelli Coal Mine Inc.,said when he first heard the announcement,he thought it was a joke. “It is,” he said,“without a doubt,the most bizarre proposal to come out of the Obama Administration.”
The fact that there was no consultation with the stakeholders,states,or Congress raises additional concerns.
Rand Paul reports: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced the Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new "Small Arms Treaty."

Disguised as an "International Arms Control Treaty" to fight against "terrorism," "insurgency" and "international crime syndicates," the UN Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.

Fox News reports: As an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohammed Elibiary was given access to sensitive government documents.
Now the Texas Muslim activist stands accused of leaking some of those documents to the media to spread charges of "Islamophobia."
Out of 26 members on the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council, only Elibiary was granted access to a nationwide database that includes terror watch lists and sensitive FBI reports.
It's unclear why Elibiary was given this special privilege -- but he now finds himself in hot water.One lawmaker on Capitol Hill is demanding answers. Texas Mole?  His reported goal was to damage Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry by showing the so-called "Islamophobia" of Texas government agencies. 
"Within hours of getting access he had downloaded those documents and began marketing to these publications," investigative journalist Patrick Poole told CBN News.
Hannity reports: Latest update on the lack of progress for Dems and Republicans to reach a tax deal. Yesterday Democrats of the Super Committee rejected Republicans' offer to "raise federal tax collections by nearly $300 billion over the next decade."
Senator Rand Paul exclusively has JUST told Sean that not only are Democrats rejecting offers put on the table, but now they won't even continue to negotiate and have "walked away from the table...refusing to talk to the Republicans."
Paul warns the American people that this is all about Obama's reelection, and the taxpayers livelihood is of no concern to Obama and the Democrats.
ABC News reports: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees,  sources tell ABC News. The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009, was first announced in the Federal Registry yesterday and has generated criticism of President Obama from conservative media outlets.
Expose Obama opines: Grandma and grandpa are not happy! They are sick of the mess the Occupy Wall Street-type brats have made of our country.
This is the conclusion to be drawn from a new Pew Research poll of Americans 66-to-83 years of age on our current political situation.
Referring to this group as the “Silent Generation,” Pew reports that they came of age in time to vote for Truman,Eisenhower,and Kennedy,so they did not necessarily fall into the habit of reflexively voting for Roosevelt and the whole Democratic ticket. They had their flirtation with supporting Democrats such as Bill Clinton in the 1990s but didn’t like what it brought about. Since the 2000 election,these “Silents” have been voting at increasingly higher rates for Republicans.
When stacked up against other generations – Boomers,Gen Xers,and Milennials – Pew’s “Silent Generation” is markedly more “angry” at what has happened to the country they grew up in. Almost one-third of “Silents” blame government (in this case read Democrats) for their anger.
National Review reports on speeches given at the Iowa Reagan Day Dinner: Early on in his speech, Gingrich took time to laud his rivals.  He complimented Paul for his focus on the Federal Reserve, and a strong dollar. He called Perry his “mentor” on tenth amendment issues, and said he looked forward to debating him on whose flat tax plan was better.  He praised Bachmann for her bill to repeal Obamacare, and Santorum for his focus on Syria and Iran.
“We only have one opponent,” Gingrich said. “That’s Barack Obama.”
He went on to detail what he would do as the GOP nominee, including challenging President Obama to seven Lincoln-Douglas style debates with no moderators. Gingrich made one concession: Obama could use a teleprompter if he wanted.
“If the president does not agree,” Gingrich said in reference to the debates, “I will announce that from that day forward for the rest of the campaign, the White House will be my scheduler” and he would follow Obama wherever he goes, just as Lincoln had followed Douglas for a time. That drew a partial standing ovation from the crowd — a rare show of enthusiasm from the low-energy crowd.
Media Research CenterAppearing on Monday's NBC Today, Newt Gingrich took co-host Ann Curry to task for grilling him on allegations against Herman Cain: "...when the news media goes and finds an anonymous report about an anonymous incident...and you decide that matters more than every other issue in the campaign, that may put your judgment in doubt, as you, being the institutional news media."
Redstate writes: As a result of the DNC shenanigans going on to favor their union cronies, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is offering Charlotte-area workers free legal assistance to fight the Democrats’ discrimination for the 2012 DNC Convention.
Via the NRTW [emphasis added]:
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which helps victims of forced unionism, is offering free legal aid to workers who refrain from union membership and may be ordered off their jobs or prevented to work during the 2012 Democratic National Convention scheduled for August 2012 in Charlotte.
Redstate opines on Obama's on mic insult to Netanyahu: Allies are people you work with. Garden pests and leaky faucets are things you “deal with.”
President Obama doesn’t seem to know the difference.
At the G20 summit last week in France, he let out his true feelings on Israel. And a live mic was there to catch it all.
Here’s the exchange between President Obama and French President Sarkozy on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
–Sarkozy: “I cannot bear Netanyahu.”
–Obama: “You’re sick of him, but I have to deal with him every day.”
Real Clear Politics writes: The audience at CNBC's economic debate applauded and cheered on Herman Cain after he once again made it clear that the sexual harassment accusations against him are untrue and unfounded. As Cain was being asked about his character and alleged sexual encounters with several women the audience booed at Maria Bartiromo, one of tonight's moderators. Transcript below:

BARTIROMO: You have all said that -- that you will repeal the president's health care legislation. We will get into that, because we want to know, then what? What is the plan once you repeal Obamacare?

But, first, Mr. Cain, the American people want jobs, but they also want leadership. They want character in a president. In recent days, we have learned that four different women have accused you of inappropriate behavior. Here we're focusing on character and on judgment.


You've been a CEO.

CAIN: Yes. BARTIROMO: You know that shareholders are reluctant to hire a CEO where there are character issues. Why should the American people hire a president if they feel there are character issues?

CAIN: The American people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion based on unfounded accusations.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LA Occupy spatters blood and urine; Occupy employs radical Allicance for Global Justice to process donations; Obama's AG Dept. imposes Christmas Tree Tax; 60 Minutes' expose on Nancy Pelosi's legislative actions; Occupy plans march to D,C,; Polling indicates anger against government; Need a reason to like Newt?; VA turns right; Ohio rejects union mandates, exempts Ohio from Obamacare;

CBS Los Angeles report on the peaceful Occupy participants: SoCal Street Cart Vendors Hurting After ‘Occupy’ Group Splatters Blood, Urine


Heritage’s Lachlan Markay reports that as the Occupy Wall Street begins taking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, an organization known as the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) has been retained to process the transactions. That group’s other activities and associations are cause for alarm:
The AFGJ provides ‘grassroots’ support for organizations that pursue ‘a socially, ecologically and economically just world,’ according to its website. Among its initiatives are efforts to encourage American soldiers to desert and an anti-George Bush organization founded by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
The organization’s president, Katherine Hoyt, leads the Alliance’s Nicaragua Network program, which supports the country’s Marxist Sandinista political party — and was founded for the explicit purpose of overthrowing the country’s government. Hoyt previously worked for the Sandinista government, and has written numerous scholarly works lauding the group. The Sandinistas ruled from 1979 to 1990. Their leader, Daniel Ortega, was elected again in 2006.
Another of AFGJ’s affiliates: George Soros. His Open Society Institute has given the group $100,000. The Occupy Wall Street movement has other supporters, too, including Big Labor. The AFL-CIO took out advertisements supporting the protests and, according to The Washington Post, “Labor groups are mobilizing to provide office space, meeting rooms, photocopying services, legal help, food and other necessities to the protesters.” And despite the violence and radicalism, it’s a movement that President Barack Obama and others on the left have been quick to support, too.
Heritage reports: President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—[but don't call it a tax] to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.  [And here I thought the program would be to discourage the sale of Christmas trees as being a destruction of protected trees. Will he also pay for research and development of artificial Christmas trees?  That would at least provide even more government jobs, for we don't want the actual producers running their own businesses, do we?]
In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board.  The purpose of the Board is to run a “program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry’s position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees; and to carry out programs, plans, and projects designed to provide maximum benefits to the Christmas tree industry” (7 CFR 1214.46(n)).  And the program of “information” is to include efforts to “enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States” (7 CFR 1214.10).
San Francisco Weekly writes: Indications from the Beltway media world are that 60 Minutes is preparing to air a segment exploring legislative actions House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi oversaw that might have benefited her husband's stock investments.
As the Occupy Wall Street protest moves into its second month at Zuccotti Park, a small group of demonstrators has plans to up the ante -- departing from the Lower Manhattan park and heading toward the nation's capital on foot.

The group plans to kick off their two-week, 240-mile march at noon Wednesday when dozens will leave the park and make their way to Washington, D.C.,0,2966876.story
The UK Telegraph writes: Three major polls this week will give a jittery White House cause for concern. The first, from ABC News/Washington Post shows a significant rise in public anger towards the federal government. The second, from The Wall Street Journal/ NBC, shows overwhelming disillusionment with President Obama’s handling of the economy. The third, from Gallup, has conservatives in America now outnumbering liberals by a two-to-one margin.
The surveys are representative of a sea of polls revealing a deep-seated and mounting opposition to the highly interventionist economic policies of the current US administration, with the latest RealClear Politics average of polls showing 73 per cent of Americans believing the country is moving down the “wrong track”.
Wall St. Journal writes: Reporting on Newt Gingrich's speech to Iowa's Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum, The Wall St. Journal opines: He began with the declaration that Americans were confronting the most important election choice since 1860. America would have the chance in 2012, Mr. Gingrich said, to repudiate decisively decades of leftward drift in our universities and colleges, our newsrooms, our judicial system and bureaucracies.
He would go on to detail the key policies he would put in place if elected, something other Republican candidates have done regularly to little effect. The Gingrich list was interrupted by thunderous applause at every turn. The difference was, as always, in the details—in the informed, scathing descriptions of the Obama policies to be dispatched and replaced, the convincing tone that suggested such a transformation was likely—even imminent.
Mr. Gingrich predicted, too, that late on Election Night—after it was clear that President Obama had been defeated along with the Democrats in the Senate—the recovery would begin, at once. His audience roared with pleasure. No other Republican candidate could have made the promise so persuasive.
Finally, Mr. Gingrich announced that as the Republican nominee he would challenge President Obama to seven Lincoln-Douglas-style debates. "I think I can represent American exceptionalism, free enterprise, the rights of private property and the Constitution, better than he can represent class warfare, bureaucratic socialism, weakness in foreign policy, and total confusion in the economy."
Mr. Gingrich launched into a lethal thumbnail description of the Obama administration's energy policy. The president, he said, had gone to Brazil and told the Brazilians he was really glad they were drilling offshore and that he would like America to be their best customer. "The job of the American president," Mr. Gingrich told the panel, "is not to be a purchasing agent for a foreign country—it's to be a salesman for the United States of America."
Whoever his competitors are in Iowa and beyond, Mr. Gingrich faces a hard fight for the nomination. His greatest asset lies in his capacity to speak to Americans as he has done, with such potency, during the Republican debates. No candidate in the field comes close to his talent for connection. There's no underestimating the importance of such a power in the presidential election ahead, or any other one.
His rise in the polls suggests that more and more Republicans are absorbing that fact, along with the possibility that Mr. Gingrich's qualifications all 'round could well make him the most formidable contender for the contest with Barack Obama.
The Washington Post writes: Virginia appeared to have taken a sharp right turn Tuesday, as Republicans held a tenuous grip on the Senate and gained at least six seats in the House of Delegates. The GOP seemed to have picked up two seats in the Senate, which would evenly divide the 40-member chamber among Republicans and Democrats. Any tie votes would be broken by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R).
If the results hold, Republicans will have complete control of state government for only the second time since the Civil War and, some say, a new mandate to push forward a strongly conservative agenda.
But many of those elected Tuesday are social conservatives eager to revive legislation — regulating abortion and eliminating environmental rules, for example — that has stalled or died in the purgatory of a Democratic-controlled Senate.
Even before the election, social conservatives were preparing to reintroduce hundreds of bills that had gone nowhere over the past two years, including measures that would require doctors to offer anesthesia to a fetus before an abortion; allow guns in parks, colleges and libraries; mandate drug screening for welfare recipients; and permit employers to fire workers for not speaking English.  [This seems to support recent polling indicating that America has twice as many conservatives as liberals.]
NY Times reports: But the day was not a wholesale victory for Democrats. Even as voters in Ohio delivered a blow to Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican, and rejected his attempt to weaken collective bargaining for public employees, they approved a symbolic measure to exempt Ohio residents from the individual mandate required in Mr. Obama’s health care law.
In Maine, where Republicans recently had ended same-day registration at polling places, voters decided to restore the practice, which Democrats support.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Subpoena to learn if illegal immigrants released then commit other crimes; Lake of Ozarks owners under government regulation duress; D.C. 911 operators hung up on Americans For Prosperity calls for help; White House denies Congress their subpoenaed; St. Paul's Cathedral defiled by protesters; 15 Jobs bills passed by House; DNC Convention jobs all given to union workers;

Patriot Update reports: Have any of the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant Barack Obama ordered released gone on to commit other crimes? Congressional Republicans think you deserve to know the answer,Congressional Democrats think finding out violate illegal aliens’rights,and the president is praying you’ll never find out.
The House Immigration Subcommittee voted to subpoena the names of all illegal immigrants referred to the government but not deported after the administration stonewalled releasing the records. The decision to authorize a subpoena passed on a 7-4 party-line vote.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said,“The American people have a right to know what crimes these 300,000 illegal immigrants committed after ICE intentionally chose not detain them.”Subcommittee chairman Elton Gallegly,R-CA,added he hoped to “uncover how many of these aliens committed additional crimes.”Meanwhile,Democrats on the committee insist subpoenas are unnecessary and do not respect illegals’rights. Rep. John Conyers of Michigan claimed the administration is “acting in good faith,”and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California worries the subpoenas are an invasion of the illegal immigrants’privacy.
AP reports: CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) -- Nearly every year, Patsy Riley has gotten unsolicited offers for her house on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks with its spectacular views of tree-lined bluffs and its ample shoreline, but she never wanted to leave. Now, she and hundreds of her neighbors wonder what will become of their homes after a federal agency declared that many structures built close to the lake may have to go.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, citing restrictions on private developments around dams, says thousands of residences, decks, patios and boathouses appear to encroach on land belonging to the hydroelectric project in violation of federal regulations.
The announcement has triggered panic in the area's lakefront communities and led to a growing battle among regulators, a utility company, land attorneys and the state's congressional delegation. Officials say they are searching for a way to settle the issue without mass evictions.
"We are mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore," said Riley, who has lived at the lake for more than 30 years and estimates about half of her neighborhood is threatened.
The dispute pits the government's rules for hydroelectric projects against the potential vagaries of land records and private transactions that go back more than 80 years. Riley and other property owners say they have legal deeds to their land that permitted construction. The agency says it has regulations protecting the lake's recreation, scenery and environment against development.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Four Daily Caller writes: Prosperity staffers told The Daily Caller that Washington, D.C. 911 operators hung up on them four times when they asked for extra police to help them deal with the Occupy DC protesters who stormed their “Defending the American Dream Summit” Friday evening.
Engdahl said she called 911 in the middle of the show and told them the protesters appeared organized with a plan of attack as they had all the convention center exits blocked.
“I did mention [on the 911 call] how coordinated I thought the protesters’ effort was, as well as how ill-prepared both MPD and the Convention Center were in communicating together on how best to solve the problem,” she explained.
Washington Examiner writes: On Friday, Ruemmler sent Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of that panel's oversight and investigations subcommittee, a letter rejecting the committee's subpoena for all internal White House documents relating to Solyndra, the now-bankrupt solar panel maker with friends in high places that took a half billion in taxpayer dollars with it into insolvency.
The Ruemmler letter is a work of lawyer's art, turning an ordinary request for documents into a "significant intrusion into Executive Branch interests," one she regrets to conclude appears to have been driven by "partisan politics."
Responding, Ruemmler complained "would require the devotion of substantial resources to gather and review many documents," creating "an unreasonable burden on the president's ability to meet his constitutional duties."
As though the president would have to abandon his golf games to sort through cabinet files himself.

The UK Daily Mail laments about protesters in cathedral: Staff at St Paul's have been forced to clear up human waste inside the cathedral, it emerged today.
They have made several trips with mops to remove the mess found on a carpet inside the church near the West Steps -  just yards from the anti-capitalist protest camp.
One cleric furious at the use of the building 'as a latrine' said: ' This is desecration of a very holy place. it hurts me and it hurts the staff.'

Freedom Works reports: President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have continuously blamed Republicans for blocking jobs bills. But this is simply not the case. The Republican-led House has passed more than 15 bills that will spur job growth while the Democratic-led Senate has failed to act. Government legislation cannot create jobs but it can help create an environment where private employers create jobs. We must put pressure on Harry Reid to bring the following House-passed real jobs bills that are currently stalled in the Senate up for a vote.     
Redstate wrote: On Friday, you met John Monteith, a Charlotte, NC print shop executive who was told that he would not be awarded any contracts in conjunction with the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention to be held in his town because his shop was not unionized.  Given that Charlotte is located in a right-to-work state, this upset John enough that he sought media attention to shine light on what he viewed to be in stark contrast to the stated goals of Mayor Anthony Foxx, a close ally of President Obama.  Foxx claimed that the convention would be a boom to the Charlotte economy creating plenty of jobs for everyone and plenty of work for local businesses while fervently denying that unionization was the primary factor in decision making:
However, on the same day the DNC was scrambling to prove how pro-local business they are, it was revealed who they awarded the work that had been denied to John Monteith’s shop.  The work went to a company called Hargrove Inc, a shop that boasts its work force of more than 3,000 union personnel and hails from the union bastion of the Washington D.C. metro area.  They work with the biggest names in the union market.  From the Teamsters, to the Carpenters Union, union favoritism seems to be a very important reason Hargrove was selected.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Legislation proposed to banish all photo ID for voters; Possible treason by Obama's "Science Czar"; The America loving Herman Cain; UN Agenda 21 - look for it in your state; Wind farms disrupting Homeland Security's surveillance radars; Protestors threaten at Americans for Prosperity gathering; Judge who whipped daughter given cover by commission; Those peaceful Occupy participants; Buying lollipops liked by chicken pox patients?; Obama and Osama; The 99%;

World Net Daily announces: A Minnesota congressman has proposed federal legislation that would impose his state's type of voter registration – which leads the nation in voter fraud cases – on the other 49 states, according to critics who have launched online campaigns to make people aware of the dangers of Rep. Keith Ellison's H.R. 3316 and its companion H.R. 3317.
"Our votes control trillions of public dollars, yet Ellison would have us believe nobody would ever steal them. We can trust everybody, right?" said a commentary posted on the Election Integrity Watch site.
"Would you keep your money in a bank that allowed people to make withdrawals without checking their identity and verifying that they are entitled to the money?" the site wondered.
In a commentary promoting his H.R. 3316, which would banish all photo identification requirements, and H.R. 3317, which would allow people to walk into a polling location, register and vote immediately, Ellison said his intent is to curb "voter suppression." [By the way, did you know that Ellison is a former Catholic who converted to Islam while in college - a Muslim who took his oath of office with a Koran instead of a Bible?  His current opponent for Congress said: it is “ludicrous” to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution on a book that promotes unconstitutional Sharia law." - and death to all non-believers. Yes, I AM against anyone, including Muslims, who think that to privilege to vote in America is not tied to proof of citizenship. You can learn more details at Middle East Forum]:]

With news today that Iran is very close to being nuclear-capable because to input from China, this news from World Net Daily becomes even more important: A congressman says he's alarmed that President Obama's science "czar," John Holdren, apparently has been collaborating with the Chinese even though Congress specifically prohibited that activity in a bill signed into law by his boss, Obama.
The accusations from U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf. R-Va., came this week in a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

The committee was listening to testimony about China's espionage in the United States and "the violation of the law by the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy."
Wolf noted he opposed the idea that the U.S. should work with China in any way regarding that nation's space program.
"The Chinese space program is being led by the People's Liberation Army, and to state the obvious, the PLA is not our friend as evidenced by their recent military posture and aggressive espionage against U.S. agencies and firms," Wolf said.
Youtube reports: [Do you need a reason to like Herman Cain?  This clip just might do it!  He is unafraid to speak the truth, and his principles are founded in the Constitution.  The current allegations will have to be monitored, but so far we are talking about gestures which were not sexual in nature.....  Now that is an easy way to attempt to bring a man down, isn't it?  I just so wish he would say to any media type who asks him about it that they can feel free to hold him accountable only when there is any true evidence.  A person in America does not have the burden of proving his innocence.]
Michigan Taxes reports on the UN Agenda 21 right here in Michigan: Recently, our county commission passed a “climate action plan.”  It could have been enough to call it an energy savings plan, but the additional 30 pages advocating the premise that the United States is taking advantage of the world by using more of its resources must have been innocuous enough to matter little to the climate change deniers on the board who still voted for it. The ICLEI and Agenda 21 people could care less, as long as it passes.  The fact it passed, and advances the notion that climate change is real, is all that matters to those who would use such a crisis to take away our sovereign status as a free nation, and remove our individual property rights.
In Michigan alone, the ICLEI at present still has these communities fooled into thinking they are doing the planet a favor with their participation in agenda 21.
  • Ann Arbor     MI
  • Dearborn     MI
  • Ferndale     MI
  • Flint     MI
  • Grand Rapids     MI
  • Traverse City     MI
The participation typically involves a subscription to software, which is used to assist the communities in determining its GHG emissions, and leveraging that in planning measures for centralization of communities, creating population “centers,” and fighting “urban sprawl.”
The term “urban sprawl” by the way, is another word set designed to advance the idea that humankind is like locusts on the face of the earth. It serves a dual purpose of guiding planning processes towards community centralization, and also provides a bit of cover for population limits, redistribution of wealth,  support of abortion, and child selection processes.
should note that FEDERAL BLOCK GRANTS are being given as rewards to local communities to advance this agenda.
Fox News reports: Wind farms, along with solar power and other alternative energy sources, are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow. Evidence indicates that their countless whirring fan blades produce something else: "blank spots" that distort radar readings. 
Now government agencies that depend on radar -- such as the Department of Defense and the National Weather Service -- are spending millions in a scramble to preserve their detection capabilities. A four-star Air Force general recently spelled out the problem to Dave Beloite, the director of the Department of Defense’s Energy Siting Clearinghouse. "Look there’s a radar here -- one of our network of Homeland surveillance radars -- and [if you build this wind farm] you essentially are going to put my eyes out in the Northwestern corner of the United States,” Beloite related during a web conference in April.
Spinning wind turbines make it hard to detect incoming planes. To avoid that problem, military officials have blocked wind farm construction near their radars -- and in some cases later allowed them after politicians protested.
Daily Caller reports: Occupy DC protesters tried to force entry into the Washington Convention Center on Friday, where Americans for Prosperity is hosting their “Defending the American Dream Summit.” The protesters also formed roadblocks, surrounding the convention center and only allowing non-luxury cars to pass. [Just like the Tea Party, right?  Not so much. I think we must all watch the video here to understand how proud our President must be of these people who threaten those with whom they disagree.  We must gird ourselves with knowledge of what is really happening in our country.] Read more:
The Caller, of Texas reports: Of the many possible outcomes of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct's preliminary investigation of Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, the least likely, according to history, is his forcible removal from the bench.  Since September 2001, at least 45 Texas judges have resigned rather than face disciplinary action, according to commission reports, but few have been removed from the bench. 
Adams' daughter Hillary Adams posted a video of her father striking her with a belt when she was 16 and, overnight, a surge of calls for his removal flooded the Aransas County Courthouse and the commission, which took the unprecedented step of acknowledging an investigation of a sitting judge.
The outcry is fueled partly by the inescapable irony that Judge Adams is pictured in a video engaging in a kind of behavior that he regularly is called upon to judge in his court.
"In light of the fact he's making determinations of physical ... and verbal abuse of other persons in that community, there could be a perception of duplicity, and he's not very contrite about it," said Denise Paquette Boots, a criminology professor at the University of Texas.
In light of the Keller controversy, the commission likely is to proceed with extra care, Hardwick said.
"Even though the public might want a response, the public should not drive the guidelines of the commission," she said.

The LA Times reports: In the morning, a woman was arrested at the encampment outside City Hall after she set another person's clothes on fire, police said. In another incident hours later, a woman was arrested after protesters said she struck a man with a tent pole. Both were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Also Friday, police arrested a man on suspicion of climbing a tree and dumping fluorescent paint on a historic marble fountain that the city barricaded earlier this week to protect from vandalism.

The incidents are distressing, city officials say, because up until now protesters at Occupy Los Angeles have been mostly peaceful.  Last week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the encampment "cannot continue indefinitely," citing health and safety concerns. He has instructed city officials to begin drafting a plan to identify another location for the demonstration. But it's not clear when the plan will be announced or whether the protesters will agree to move.,0,7765367.story


The Tennessean reports: Parents fearful of vaccinations are being warned by a federal prosecutor that making a deal with a stranger who promises to mail them lollipops licked by children with chickenpox isn’t just a bad idea, it’s against the law.
Jerry Martin, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said he was spurred by reports this week by KPHO-TV in Phoenix and WSMV-TV in Nashville about people turning to Facebook to find lollipops, spit or other items from children who have chickenpox.
“Can you imagine getting a package in the mail from this complete stranger that you know from Facebook because you joined a group, and say here, drink this purported spit from some other kid?” Martin told The Associated Press.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
The UK Daily Mail reports: In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief.
Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him.
According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.
Mr Pfarrer says the President's role was largely inflated and suggests he stayed out on the golf course for so long so he could distance himself in case it went wrong. Mr Pfarrer writes: 'If this had completely gone south, he was in a position to disavow.'
The book also claims that bin Laden would have been captured if he gave himself up. Mr Pfarrer said a SEAL team would not have been sent in for a kill mission, adding: 'If it was a kill mission you don't need SEAL Team 6; you need a box of hand grenades.'
Contrary to White House statements that he was unarmed, Bin Laden had a gun next to him. As he shoved his wife at the SEALs, four shots were fired.
 The SEALS have decided to speak out after being enraged by the image that was being painted of them as cold-blooded murderers on a 'kill mission'.
Pfarrer said: 'I’ve been a SEAL for 30 years and I never heard the words ''kill mission''.
The soldiers were also said to be disappointed that Obama announced Bin Laden's death on TV a few hours later, making their intelligence-gathering futile.
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American Thinker opines: Now Obama and the Democrats, the media, and America-haters everywhere are riotously sharing the same bed.  This is a deliberate political choice by the top Democrats at the start of another Carter-Reagan face-off.
That "99%" slogan is another up-yours! to the country.  "Ninety-nice percent" is what Stalin got in every fake election.  It's a totalitarian concept.
The Progs may be 99% of a deeply alienated America-hating cult, but they are more like 1% of the national vote.
This is all very carefully rehearsed, planned, and staged street theater, directed not from Central Casting, but from Rad-Left Central, following Alinsky's rule that perception is the key to power.