Saturday, May 12, 2012

President Obama a foreign policy expert? Really? - My Boyne City Gazette column

   One year ago President Obama signed an order for the killing of Osama Bin Laden, wording it in such a way as to give himself all credit if the mission was successful.  If the mission failed, it would have clearly been the responsibility of the Admiral in charge.  Once the mission was successful Vice President Joe Biden, against protocol and intent, exclaimed that it was Seal Team 6 which did the deed.  Biden thereby endangered the lives of the Seal Team, their families, and the Pakistanis who assisted in the finding of Bin Laden.  The President promptly revealed the taking of a large cache of intelligence.  This revelation infuriated the intelligence community, who now lost their opportunity to quietly use the intelligence to gain further information.  The President recently traveled to Afghanistan to thank the military and intelligence communities for the Bin Laden mission.  He asked for shout outs to several groups, saying, “We have Task Force Paladin - and Task Force Defender in the house!“  Being the unbridled self-centered man that he is, he then said, “And we have me in the house!“  Instead of rejoicing with all Americans, President Obama once again displayed his  intent to divide Americans by running an outrageous campaign ad saying that Mitt Romney probably would not have made that tough decision.

   During his Presidential campaign the President declared that he would conduct direct negotiations with our enemies, even prior to receiving any concessions from them.  That clearly has not worked.  Some would see a pro-Muslim agenda in his directing NASA, our Space Agency, to have as its mission the improvement of relations with Muslims.  How can that be explained?  While most Americans understand that those of Islamic faith who are radical terrorists are a great threat to America, President Obama has invited the radical Muslim Brotherhood to the White House to converse with our National Security Council.  He has placed  Mohammed Elibiary (who praised the Ayatollah Kohmeini and leaked highly sensitive intelligence) onto his Homeland Security Advisory Committee.

   The founder of  CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has declared its agenda to be: “Islam is not in America to become equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.  The Quran should be the highest authority in America and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.“  We ought to pay attention to these stated goals.  It is gaining power and presence in America in spite of our knowing it has ties to terrorism and has been deemed to be part of Hamas.  The FBI caved to the demands of the Council  by eliminating all references to Islam in the FBI terror training materials.  The Defense Department declared that the Muslim Hasan, the American military member who massacred 13 people at Fort Hood while shouting “Allahu Akbar!“ is not a terrorist.  Rather, it was an example of “workplace violence”.

   On our relations with Islamic countries, the President refused to respond to pleas of Iranians seeking American help with obtaining their freedom.  He placed American soldiers into Libya without consulting Congress, a clear violation of precedent and maybe the law.  Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta then shocked Congress by openly stating to them that the UN and the International community would be part of any decision to enter Syria, and only then might Congress be informed or asked for permission.

   Regarding our relations with North Korea, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discussed the recent missile launch by North Korea by saying that it has us ‘within one inch of war.’  This comes at the same time that Iran is resisting all of President Obama’s attempts to have them abandon their production of a nuclear bomb, even though the President has declared that bomb to be “unacceptable”.  China is rising in power, and Russia is not cooperating.

   A senior State Department official recently declared that the War on Terror is over!  I don’t think so.  It is believed by many that we are less secure as a nation today than we were 3 ½ years ago, just as Leon Panetta stated.  We have insulted our allies, made Israel doubt our support, and we have failed to promote peace through strength.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Loose lips, Occupy, Military/police drills, Sheriff Arpaio, President's Enemy List, and more

Loose Lips Sink Ships:  Remember the World War II slogan, “Loose lips sink ships”? Perhaps those posters should be reprinted and spread around the most classified departments of the U.S. government because our soldiers and spooks just can’t seem to keep their lips sealed–at least not when they have a triumph to brag about.
The first case in point was of course Operation Neptune Spear, which killed Osama bin Laden. Details of how it was done, and of the resulting intelligence cache, were soon spread all over the news, notwithstanding an agreement among senior administration officials to keep the operation secret. More details have been gushing out in recent days–with still more to come–as President Obama uses this Special Operations Command triumph to bolster his reelection chances, never mind the palpable unease in Special Operations circles about the damage being done from the revelation of their “TTPs” (tactics, techniques, and procedures).
Now something similar is occurring with all the publicity resulting from an Associated Press leak about the double-agent who blew up the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula plot to blow up a U.S. airliner with a more sophisticated form of “underwear bomb.” No doubt Saudi intelligence officials who ran the double agent and provided information to the CIA are aghast to see the details splashed across front pages.
Occupy Cleveland  shows up at would-be bridge bombers arraignment: After these five were arrested, an Occupy organizer said they “don’t share its non-violent views and don’t represent Occupy Cleveland” (except maybe for the one who signed the warehouse lease).
Many members of Occupy Cleveland continued to distance themselves from the alleged would-be bridge bombers yesterday by… showing up at their arraignment:

SEIU funds Occupy DC office space: Now that Occupy DC has been kicked out of downtown Washington after camping out for months, SEIU is making sure the violent, rape filled, rat ridden and dirty movement has a place to stay and operate for the next six months.
A labor union with strong ties to President Obama is helping make the Occupy Wall Street movement a more permanent fixture in the nation's capital, moving Occupy DC into office space the group can use to organize and grow through the presidential election.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Military/police drills [Preparing for chaos and rioting?]: A joint drill between military and police in South Florida involving troops storming a building in the middle of the night was characterized by local media coverage not as a frightening example of how Americans are being acclimatized to accept a state of martial law but as a ‘cool tourist story’.
Panic-stricken residents in Coconut Grove were awoken at 1am to the sound of simulated gunfire and explosions as military helicopters hovered over buildings and dispatched troops to the ground.
The Department of Defense drills prompted a deluge of 911 calls, but instead of asking why the military is terrifying American citizens on U.S. soil with drills designed to acclimate the public to accept martial law, local news station WSVN-TV framed the incident as a ‘cool tourist story’.

Justice Department planning to sue Arizona sheriff Arpaio over alleged racial profiling

Cupcake ban overturned: State lawmakers overturned a controversial ban on school bake sales this afternoon after a fierce public outcry over school nutrition guidelines that also prohibited pizza, white bread and 2 percent milk. -
Obama sorry there was a lot of notice to his gay marriage acceptance: President Obama said that he had already decided to endorse gay marriage at some point ahead of the presidential election when Vice President Joe Biden jumped the gun with his own announcement on Sunday, according to an interview with ABC.
“He probably got out a little over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Thursday on Good Morning America. “Would I have preferred to have done this in my own way on my own terms without, I think, there being a lot of notice to everybody? Of course. But all’s well that ends well.”
Obama lies again about Mother's health insurance: In a campaign infomercial, the president suggests his late mother's health insurer denied her coverage in her cancer battle. It's a heart-breaking story. Only it's not true.
Obama "shaking his fist at God":In another provocative comment aimed at Barack Obama, evangelist Franklin Graham on Thursday accused the president of having “shaken his fist” at God by changing his position on same-sex marriage. “It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more,” Graham said in a prepared statement.
“This is a sad day for America. May God help us.”

Being on the President's enemy list: Here's what happens when the president of the United States publicly targets a private citizen for the crime of supporting his opponent.  First a Romney supporter was named on an Obama campaign website. That was followed by the slimy trolling into a citizen's private life. [Saul Alinsky Rule for Radicals: pick your target and freeze it.] 
Rather than condemn those demeaning his opponent's donors, Mr. Obama—the nation's most powerful man—instead publicly named individuals, egging on the attacks. What has followed is the slimy trolling into a citizen's private life.
Mr. VanderSloot acknowledges that "when I first learned that President Obama's campaign had singled me out on his 'enemies list,' I knew it was like taping a target on my back." But the more he's thought it through, "the public beatings and false accusations that followed are no deterrent. These tactics will not work in America." He's even "contemplating a second donation."
Still. If details about Mr. VanderSloot's life become public, and if this hurts his business or those who work for him, Mr. Obama will bear responsibility. This is what happens when the president makes a list.


Turn out on Election Day! From Michelle Malkin: The solution [to voter fraud] isn't to sit back and bemoan a fantastical global conspiracy. The solution is to get off the couch, support election integrity activists like O'Keefe, and turn out in force on Election Day to eject Obama's voter fraud coddlers. Like the old saying goes: If it ain't close, they can't cheat.-

Read more here:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

President Obama's very bad month

Military fighting on Obama's behalf: [During an interview about his stance on gay marriage] But Mr. Obama actually did bare his soul unintentionally today (perhaps the Biden disease is catching) with his astonishing characterization of American fighting men and women, whom he referred to as “those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf.” Really?
Most Americans thought they were fighting for the country, not on Barack Obama’s behalf.  They are fighting under his command, under his orders, to be sure, but this particular locution is offensive and solipsistic. [I had to look this up: the philosophical theory that the self is the only reality.]
But let’s leave our soldiers out of this. They aren’t fighting for Mr. Obama and his campaign, and no one sent them out to risk their lives to win same sex “marriage.”
Waning consumer confidence could spell doom for President Obama’s re-election campaign.
The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey pegged confidence at 76.4 for April, a negligible amount above the March rating—placing Obama at confidence levels that have turned incumbents into one-term presidents.
Felon gets 40% of Democrat vote: This was a bad night for Barack Obama. Whoever decided to put the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina should be given a lollipop by the GOP for the intense level of comedic schadenfreude we can all now watch. The Democrats will convene in a proudly right to work state whose state Democratic Party is imploding due to a gay sexual harassment scandal, the state itself just voted for marriage by a margin few statewide candidates in North Carolina get, and twenty percent of Democrats voted against Barack Obama in the North Carolina Democratic Primary.
On the bright side, North Carolina is not West Virginia where a felon in federal prison in Texas locked up 40% of the vote in the Democratic Primary against Barack Obama. The Chain Gang looks to be as popular as the Change Gang.
Here he is: Just who got 40% of the vote while running against Obama in the West Va. primary?  You are looking at him below - prison inmate11593-051
President lost 15 counties in Oklahoma: Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia wrote to his constituents: Let me take you back two months to Oklahoma...
Also unreported (I know you're as shocked as I am with the media's failure to report these outcomes...), was the President getting only about 57% of the vote in the Oklahoma Presidential primary on March 6th.
In Oklahoma, there were four other Democrats on the Presidential primary ballot along with the President.
The President lost in 15 counties in Oklahoma!  How come you haven't read about this???  Ok, no need for me to answer that one for you...
Even more incredible, in several of the counties in Oklahoma, the President didn't even come in second!  That's right, he finished in third place to two other Democrats in several Oklahoma counties!
That's got to be pretty embarrassing for the President, but what else does it tell us?
This suggests very serious dissatisfaction by his Democratic base that isn't showing up in polling.
Union candidate trailing in Wisconsin: Marquette professor John McAdams says he was astonished that incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker was able to get almost as many votes as the Democrats combined.

"There was essentially little reason for Republicans to turn out, because Walker did not have serious opposition, but Republicans were sufficiently engaged, sufficiently mobilized that they voted for Walker anyway," said McAdams on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."  McAdams says it's also interesting that the focus of the recall election has shifted toward jobs and away from collective bargaining, which is what started the recall push in the first place.
Registering your fetus when visiting White House: The Obama administration is plenty content with legalized abortion and funding abortions with taxpayer funds,but when it comes to Americans visiting the White House,they must register their unborn children when they check in at the front door.  “We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born,” Shafer wrote. “Crazy as it may sound,you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour. It’s an easy process.”
This report reveals the Left’s vote fraud strategy for the 2012 elections. Like a KGB operation, it is thorough, multi-faceted and redundant. It has overt and covert, illegal and legal elements, the latter of which are designed, at least in part, to facilitate illegal activities later. It is a deliberate, premeditated, comprehensive plan to win the 2012 presidential election at all costs, and is in keeping with the organizational methods, associations and ethics of the Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a “permanent progressive majority.” As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”
The House Wednesday evening voted overwhelmingly to prevent the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress.The House also approved other controversial funding limitation amendments, including one to prevent Justice from defending the 2010 healthcare law, and to prevent Justice from suing states over over voter ID laws.

An amendment from Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) to prevent Justice from spending money to litigate against states on behalf of the National Labor Relations Board in cases relating to secret ballots in union elections was approved 232-192. And, language from Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) to prevent Justice from being party to court settlements involving the removal of funds from mortgage backed securities trusts was approved 238-185.
The Tea Party Comeback: has spent the past several months methodically building, training, and developing its army without much flashy media attention. The lack of media coverage has led a few people to ask if the Tea Party is still alive. After his defeat at the hands of the Tea Party, soon-to-be former Senator Dick Lugar can tell you, the Tea Party is not only alive but they are also organized to fight, and win.

It comes as no surprise to Tea Party Patriots that the media either misses or ignores the real story, which is that the Tea Party never faded. In fact, it has been quietly growing in strength.

The next big battle ground in which the Tea Party will exercise its more refined skills is the June 5 recall election in Wisconsin. Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party umbrella group, already has advance teams laying the groundwork for a massive influx of reinforcements to support Tea Party principles in Wisconsin.



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Genesis Code; All women at trial should wear higabs?; AFL-CIO and Obama; Jimmy Hoffa's army; Chicagoans told to dress down during NATO meeting; Obesity regulations by government; Bartering with Netanyahu; Labor donates $1.4 billion to Obama reelection; Overturning stand-your-ground; Prison inmate to get one delegate at convention, getting 40% of vote against Obama in W. Virginia

"Apparently, I’m supposed to be more outraged by what Mitt Romney does with his money than by what Barack Obama does with mine."   [I don't know who said this, but it is a good one.  Thanks, Bill!]

It's not typical that movie producers share negative reviews.  But I thought I would pass this recent review of The Genesis Code along:
"This kind of trash just makes you want to slap your forehead, and ask yourself why people are so stupid. I wish we could just ship all the crazy religious people into space so they cannot pollute the world with their nonsense."
I'm guessing this guy is pulling his hair out when he sees that The Genesis Code recently hit #1 on Faith and Spirituality, #1 in Kids and Family, and in the Top Ten of all movie DVDs on Liberals and atheists hate The Genesis Code. I suppose that is no surprise. Close-minded lefties hate our pro faith, family, and intellectual freedom message.
[At the Gitmo Terrorist Trial] Cheryl Bormann, counsel for 9-11 defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. Bormann requested that the court order other women to follow her example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes “for fear of committing a sin under their faith.”
It looks like Barack Obama has had discussions with every radical on earth, including the Russians, about his second term. It’s just too bad he can’t be honest about it with the American people. AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said Sunday on C-SPAN he’s had “conversations” with President Obama on the agenda that would drive his second term.
President Obama himself has declined to address controversial remarks from supporters in the past. In September 2011, Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa introduced the president at a union rally, saying: “This is your army…Let’s take these son of a bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong [sic]” –referring to Republicans. Obama took the stage shortly after Hoffa’s remarks, but did not address the provocative rhetoric.
Following the controversial event, senior White House advisor David Plouffe said in a radio interview that politicians should not be responsible for everything said at their events, or act as “speech police.”
The Obama campaign’s response to the Romney supporter’s remarks came hours after senior campaign spokesman David Axelrod likened former Bush adviser Karl Rove and libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch, and their respective Super PACs, to “contract killers.”
Workers at some Chicago office towers are being encouraged to dress down to avoid being targeted by protesters during the meeting of world leaders May 20 and 21. Safety procedures in some high-rises include the recommendation that employees set aside suits, ties and anything with corporate logos.
Tenants in the office building at 1 E. Wacker Drive received a memo encouraging them to stay away from wearing suits, urging workers to "look like a protester." A spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based CBRE Inc., which manages the building, declined to comment on any NATO security measures.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.
In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy proposals that have met with stiff resistance from the food industry and lawmakers, arguing that multiple strategies will be needed to make the U.S. environment less "obesogenic."
In early March,the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that Barack Obama had offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government the latest in “bunker busting bombs” along with advanced refueling planes in exchange for the PM’s promise to delay any attack against Iranian nuclear facilities until 2013. It was a clear attempt by Obama to bribe the nation of Israel into refraining from war until AFTER the November election.-

Labor Union Officials Poured $1.4 Billion into 2010 Election Cycle  

[Keep this in mind when someone tells you that the evil Koch Brothers donated $100 million to Republican coffers.]


House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.
The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.
Barack Obama was not the only Democrat on the ballot on Tuesday in West Virginia’s Democratic Presidential Primary. Keith Judd — also known as Inmate No. 11593-051 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas — was running against him.
Judd, who is serving out a 17.5 year sentence for extortion, currently has received 40 percent of the vote, with 83 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Obama currently has received 60 percent of the vote.
Obama’s lack of popularity in West Virginia has been well-documented. The state’s governor Earl Ray Tomblin and it’s junior senator Joe Manchin, both Democrats, have kept their distance from the president.
A further potential embarrassment for the Democrats, as The Charleston Gazette reports, Judd only needs 15 percent of the vote — which, indeed, it looks like he has accomplished — in order to be entitled to have at least one delegate represent him at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this summer.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Avengers movie; Illegals receiving fraudulent "additional child tax credits"; Obama cancels trip to company owned by Abu Dhabi; Our gift of cell phones to the poor; Governor Walker leading in Wisconsin; We rely on China for elements we have in America; Real unemployment rate is 14.5%; Bake sales banned in Massachusetts; London Olympics heavily guarded; Voter fraud an accepted way to win elections

The basic plot of "The Avengers" [movie] is that the freedom-defending superheroes have united to try to stop the totalitarian, big-government-loving Loki from subjugating all of humankind.
Like Obama, the despot-wannabe Loki is fond of giving speeches. Also like President Obama, he picks Germany to wax Marxist.
After terrifying and then herding hundreds of theater-goers into a public square, Loki demands that they kneel before him. When they do, he proceeds to give what will become the most quoted political speech of 2012 — precisely because it so eerily echoes the words and theology of the president and his mentor Saul Alinsky.
Says Loki to the cowering crowd now kneeling before him:
"I come with glad tidings of a world made free — from freedom. Freedom is life's great lie. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. Is this not simpler? Is this not your natural state?
"It is the unspoken truth of humanity: that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end ... you will always kneel."
Bingo. The Obama-Alinsky philosophy in one liberty-destroying sound bite.  [Coming just after the anti-big government movie Hunger Games, our President must not be so happy with at least part of Hollywood - and in an election year no less!]

The veteran lawmaker is responding to what 13 Investigates discovered all across Indiana: illegal immigrants getting big tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service thanks to a loophole in federal law.
MORE: Tax loophole costs billions
The loophole allows undocumented workers to collect what's called an additional child tax credit. The credit – up to $1,000 per child – can be claimed even by families who pay nothing in taxes, in many cases resulting in a cash payment from the IRS. It is intended for working families with children who live in the same home.
But a local tax preparer came to Eyewitness News to blow the whistle on millions of people who, he believes, are taking advantage of the system. He says many illegal immigrants are claiming the tax credit for children who've never lived in this country, and he showed 13 Investigates dozens of redacted tax returns to prove his point.
President Obama is heading to Albany tomorrow for a much-anticipated visit highlighting jobs, at which he's now touring the NanoTech Complex, a center that gets heavy praise in the upstate New York area.
It's a switch from where he was originally heading, GlobalFoundries, a computer chip plant that's been the subject of a number of profiles, and which employs about 1,300 people.
But it's also a company that is owned by the Abu Dhabi government.
No one likes paying cell phone bills. What if you could get a free phone with a calling plan whose cost was paid by the federal government? What if you could have eight free cell phones? You can, and people do, Rep. Tim Griffin told The Daily Caller. The annual bill runs over $1 billion, and he’s trying to stop it.
The federal government started the Lifeline program to provide phones to low-income Americans. It originally provided only landlines, but cell phones were added several years ago.
“That’s when the program absolutely exploded and has become a nightmare,” Griffin said in a phone interview with TheDC. Calling it “Uncle Sam’s unlimited plan,” the Arkansas Republican has proposed a bill that would scale back the program to its original form: landlines only.
“People are not only getting [one free cell phone], they’re getting multiples. There are reports of people getting 10, 20, 30 — just routinely getting more than one, selling them, storing them up, whatever,” Griffin said.
“And they’re not just phones that are able to dial 911. They’re smartphones. They’re the type of phones that you and I pay hundreds of dollars a month to have contracts for.”
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Richard Trumka, head of a labor union devoted to recalling Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., began spinning the prospect of Walker winning even as the Democratic primary draws to a close.
"It's not a test-run [for labor]," Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, told Newsmakers when asked about his efforts to defeat Walker. "They're going to spend more money probably in Wisconsin -- the Koch brothers and Karl Rove and everybody -- than they're going to do in most other states," Trumka also said, as he said a Walker victory would not have any bearing on President Obama's prospects in the state.
Trumka argued that, whether Walker wins or loses, the unions have already succeeded in intimidating other state legislatures and governors into avoiding the union reforms that Walker undertook.
"Would you like to take this fight on?" he asked, rhetorically. "A year after you were in office, woudl you like to be in the fight of your life, spending $25-30 million to hold onto a seat that you were supposed to have for four years . . . would that embolden you? Not if you're sane and rational it wouldn't."  [This is another fine example of intimidation tactics being used when ideological ones fail.]
Strategic minerals that are essential components in green and high technology such as hybrid cars, iPods and solar panels are readily available in the U.S. but efforts to mine the elements are being stalled by bureaucrats for years, industry officials say.

“The United States is heavily reliant on foreign countries such as China for critical minerals that are the building blocks of our economy and imperative to renewable energy development, military technology and the manufacturing of nearly all of our electronic devices,” said Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Resources Committee.

There are 15 such rare earth minerals worth more than $6 trillion, including terbium, yttrium and dysprosium that are found throughout the U.S.
 To increase access, Republican lawmakers are supporting legislation called the Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act that they say tackles the highest hurdle of getting the needed permits to begin mining operations.
The “real” unemployment rate – a broader, more inclusive measure of the country’s jobless picture than the one usually used – remained unchanged at 14.5 percent in April, as the economy created a paltry 115,000 jobs.
Known formally as the U-6 unemployment rate, this measure includes those formally counted as unemployed, those known to be marginally attached to the workforce, and those who are working part-time because they cannot find full-time work
Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.
At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called “competitive” foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement. But state officials are pushing schools to expand the ban 24/7 to include evening, weekend and community events such as banquets, door-to-door candy sales and football games.
Forget the excitement of the sporting performances at the London 2012 Olympics. The Government’s decision to stage the biggest-ever peacetime display of the nation’s military firepower is set to rival anything the world’s leading athletes can offer at the various Olympic venues.
In scenes reminiscent of the Blitz, a new generation of heavily armed Typhoon interceptors and anti-aircraft missile batteries will be stationed among the city’s residential districts ready to shoot down any rogue plane at a moment’s notice.
The majestic reaches of the River Thames will provide temporary shelter for the Royal Navy’s largest warship, HMS Ocean, where teams of Royal Marines will be on 24-hour standby to deal with a terrorist attack. And in the city itself highly trained Special Forces units will mingle with the crowds on the look-out for suspicious characters. Heaven help the playful parent who uses a water pistol to cool down their over-excitable children in the summer heat.
The Left seeks fundamental structural change to our entire form of government. In keeping with their amoral, means-justifies-ends philosophy, they will register any voters, dead or alive, legal or illegal, who will then vote as many times as possible, in order to establish a “permanent progressive majority.” As two New York Democrats recently caught in a vote fraud scandal told police, “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections…”
This strategy has been under development for decades. They have constructed an entire industry devoted to this task and pursue a multifaceted strategy to accomplish it:
1. Swamp election officials with overwhelming numbers of registrations at the last possible minute, a huge proportion of which are deliberately fraudulent, in order to create systematic chaos. This accomplishes numerous goals:
2. Activists sue state authorities for “voter suppression,” creating further chaos and pressuring them to become de facto taxpayer-funded voter registration operations;
3. Eric Holder’s Justice Department tacitly supports voter intimidation tactics, sues states and backs private lawsuits, and resists reform as “voter suppression.”
4. Leftist echo chamber discredits allegations of vote fraud, supports “suppression” theme, and promotes advantageous legislation.
The ultimate goal is a systematized, taxpayer-funded voting machinery that will guarantee maximum participation from the Left’s voting demographic while undermining the ability to manage elections and prevent fraud.  [Read the fascinating details here, and sign up locally to be a poll watcher:}


Monday, May 7, 2012

International regulations; OSU offers tepid support for Obama; Obama held off on Osama; Gov. Scott Walker in the lead in Wisconsin; Democrats's "People's Rights Amendment"; Companies save by dropping health insurance; 6 year old accused of sexual harassment at school; Targeting "ultraconservatives"; The Weather Underground and our tax dollars; Who counts the votes?; Voter ID required for MI Caucus; China's Defense Minister to visit our military facilities

Here is one of the new Executive Orders right from the White House website -  EO #13563, stating in part: The regulatory approaches taken by foreign governments may differ from those taken by U.S. regulatory agencies to address similar issues. In some cases, the differences between the regulatory approaches of U.S. agencies and those of their foreign counterparts might not be necessary and might impair the ability of American businesses to export and compete internationally. In meeting shared challenges involving health, safety, labor, security, environmental, and other issues, international regulatory cooperation can identify approaches that are at least as protective as those that are or would be adopted in the absence of such cooperation. International regulatory cooperation can also reduce, eliminate, or prevent unnecessary differences in regulatory requirements.
Also noted on the website:  Presidential Memorandum -- Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority

Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state.  A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance.  The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech.

Obama's speech at Ohio State University was the first official one of his reelection campaign. The president said Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, would take the country in the wrong direction.
"Ohio, we cannot give him that chance. Not now. Not with so much at stake,” Obama said at Ohio State University, his voice growing louder with every line," Obama said in the speech. "We’ve been through too much to turn back now."


General Jack Keane (Retired), the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, told Mike Huckabee tonight that Barack Obama knew about Osama Bin Laden’s hideout since the summer of 2010.  But Barack Obama refused to act for several months. He wanted absolute proof first that Osama was living there.  It wasn’t until May of 2011 that he agreed to attack Bin Laden’s compound, almost a year later.
Democrats aiming to send a resounding message about the enduring strength of organized labor by recalling Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker next month have a problem: the candidate backed by nearly every union is poised to lose the primary on Tuesday to the man Walker defeated in 2010.  But with just a few days left before the primary, Falk trails 2010 Democratic nominee Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, 38 to 21 percent among primary voters, according to a Marquette University Law School poll (considered the most reliable in the Badger State) released last week. Barrett also supports restoring the collective-bargaining rights unions have lost, but has said he’d do so through a standalone bill, an approach that would provide significantly less leverage with legislators. [If this truly happens, and Scott Walker's Governorship continues, it will be the first of three tremendously important victories I hope to celebrate!]
Now comes Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.  His "People's Rights Amendment" declares that the Constitution protects only the rights of "natural persons," not such persons organized in corporations, and that Congress can impose on corporations whatever restrictions Congress deems "reasonable." His amendment says it shall not be construed "to limit the people's rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, freedom of association and all such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable." But the amendment is explicitly designed to deny such rights to natural persons who, exercising their First Amendment right to freedom of association, come together in corporate entities to speak in concert.
McGovern stresses that his amendment decrees that "all corporate entities -- for-profit and nonprofit alike" have no constitutional rights. So Congress -- and state legislatures and local governments -- could regulate to the point of proscription political speech, or any other speech, by the Sierra Club, the National Rifle Association, NARAL Pro-Choice America, or any of the other tens of thousands of nonprofit corporate advocacy groups, including political parties and campaign committees.  
he proposed amendment is intended to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which affirmed the right of persons to associate in corporate entities for the purpose of unrestricted collective speech independent of candidates' campaigns.

( – A report from the House Ways and Means Committee finds that 71 of the nation’s top 100 companies would find it far more economical to drop their health care plans and simply pay the penalty for not complying with the Obamacare employer insurance mandate. [So much for being able to keep our insurance if we like it.  This was the plan all along, moving everyone to government insurance indirectly.]


A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days after school officials said he told a girl “I’m sexy and I know it,” a line from a popular song.
D’Avonte Meadows, a first-grader at Sable Elementary School in Aurora, is accused of sexual harassment and disrupting other students, according to a letter the school district sent to his mother after he was sent home Wednesday.
School officials issued a statement saying they couldn’t discuss the case, but they pointed out a school board policy that defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome sexual advance. There is no age limit.
The Aurora Police Department said it was not involved in the case because laws only cover children ages 10 and older.
The New York Times sent reporter Sabrina Tavernise to the battleground state of Ohio, to the blue-collar town of Steubenville in pursuit of a pet theory: Barack Obama may struggle to win because some whites are racist. Tavernise starts by suggesting this could be a problem with Democrats, but “ultraconservatives” quickly surface.

As James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal theorized, “If 45 of 50 interview subjects didn't mention race, one could just as easily take the position that the glass is 90% full rather than 10% empty.” But Tavernise and the Times felt that even a small amount of what they perceive to be racism could be crucial in a close election.
It’s also ridiculous for the Times to imply through its mining for quotes that the concept that Obama “got the Nobel Prize without deserving it” is racist. Obama felt he won the Nobel Prize without deserving it.
Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization.
Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a $150,000 grant in September of 2010 and a $250,000 grant a year later.
The organization that received the grants is the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and the project that brought in the money is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. JDAI aims to keep juvenile criminals out of “secure confinement” and to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.
As Joseph Stalin once said, “I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this...who will count the votes and how.”
While these are words of a dictator, these words sum up the serious issue we now face, because there is something very wrong when a foreign company will count the most important votes of our lifetime and possibly our country's lifetime.
AMERICAN votes, both here at home and those of our overseas military, should be counted, tallied, and reported by an AMERICAN owned company based in AMERICA, and computed and tabulated by AMERICANS only!
'We the People' cannot allow this election to be 'fixed' and indeed it could be if this foreign company, rumored to have George Soros as part owner and whose head contributed major sums of money to Obama's '08 campaign, is allowed to count this elections, or any of our elections votes.

More Holder Hypocrisy: “Anti-Voter ID Democrats require Voter ID for Michigan Caucus”

“This weekend, the Michigan Democratic Party will be holding its caucuses to formally nominate Barack Obama as president. What do Democratic caucus voters need to vote? A photo ID.”

- What to expect: Bring proof that you live in the area served by the caucus location – photo ID is required.
China’s defense minister and a delegation of military officials will visit sensitive U.S. military facilities this week, raising fresh concerns that the Pentagon may not be fully abiding by a 2000 law restricting Chinese military visits.