Saturday, January 28, 2012

Henry McLeish: 'Devo Max' question will kill off independence

Alex Salmond will all but kill off his chances of winning independence if he includes a second ‘extra powers’ question on the referendum ballot paper, a former First Minister has said. LINK

Fast and Furious: Game Over

If Congress doesn’t demand Eric Holder step down now, there’s no reason to believe that there’s accountability at any level of government: (Article continues..)

Cultural Marxism

There are two misconceptions held by many Americans. The first is that communism ceased to be a threat when the Soviet Union imploded. The second is that the New Left of the Sixties collapsed and disappeared as well. "The Sixties are dead," wrote columnist George Will ("Slamming the Doors," Newsweek, Mar. 25, 1991)

Because the New Left lacked cohesion it fell apart as a political movement. However, its revolutionaries reorganized themselves into a multitude of single issue groups. Thus we now have for example, radical feminists, black extremists, anti-war ‘peace' activists, animal rights groups, radical environmentalists, and ‘gay' rights groups. All of these groups pursue their piece of the radical agenda through a complex network of organizations such as the Gay Straight Lesbian Educators Network (GSLEN), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), People for the American Way, United for Peace and Justice, Planned Parenthood, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), and Code Pink for Peace.

Both communism and the New Left are alive and thriving here in America. They favor code words: tolerance, social justice, economic justice, peace, reproductive rights, sex education and safe sex, safe schools, inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity. All together, this is Cultural Marxism disguised as multiculturalism.

MORE HERE

Rick Santorum NOT leaving GOP race

Claims rumor started by Obama regime (Video)

LOL! More than a quarter of Obama’s State of the Union TV viewers shut it off after the first five minutes

This past State of the Union address/propaganda/campaign speech by Obama was the least watched of his regime. It was so bad that over a quarter of the viewers of this propaganda/campaign speech clicked it off after the first five minutes. According to TV Newser, viewers quickly switched to channels like ESPN, USA and and TBS, as they had heard the same bullsh*t over and over again.

Kantar used second-by-second audience data gleaned from set-top boxes connected to TV sets from 9pm – 10:30pm. It found:

Tech at Night: Google causes a privacy stir, Twitter causes a censorship stir, Grassley continues to fight

So, Google is integrating its websites more. As a result, some privacy settings will apply network-wide, and one site will be able to use data from another site. People are flipping out, naturally. People have been giving Google this data for ages. People have known that Google was watching them, and yet they chose to keep using Google and in fact use one account for many Google services.... MORE HERE

BREAKING: Spencer Bachus to be Replaced as House Finance Chair in 2013

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), who was the subject of allegations of congressional insider trading, has indicated that he will not seek to extend his term as chair of the House Financial Services Committee after 2012.

Bachus was one of several Capitol Hill leaders from both parties involved in insider trading.... LINK

And while Democrats are sweating over blowing their whole stash in Wisconsin…

…other states are starting to catch on: we can make some headway while they’re concentrating on the cheeseheads!

In another blow to organized labor....... CONTINUE READING

Girl Scouts in DC Respond to Planned Parenthood Link Charges

The Girl Scout Council of the National’s Capitol is handing out a statement to people who are inquiring about the charges I and others have made about the far-Left agenda at Girl Scouts HQ. Let’s take a look:

Cool: Handgun about the size of an iPhone

Granted, it's kind of a "last line of defense" sorta thing, but still:

Heizer Defense Double Tap

`Obama Fanatic' Threatens to Fill AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio With a `Thousand Bullet Holes,' Deputy Chief Interviewed

A “fanatical supporter” of President Barack Obama has been taken into custody and is now the prime suspect in the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio death threat investigation. The diligent team at 550KFYI alerted The Blaze that 33-year-old Adam Eugene Cox was arrested in Tennessee Friday on an unrelated warrant for assault. Cox said he planned to brutally slay Arpaio and his family, vowing the Sheriff ”will be filled with a thousand bullet holes before the year is out.”

“I promise you this. He won’t f**k with Obama,” Cox declared.

The following is a statement released by the Sheriff’s Office: LINK

How Government Buys Votes

Barack Obama will have one billion dollars to spend on his re-election in 2012. Bill Whittle says that is "chump change." Watch this video to see how Big Government spent 2200 times that amount on buying votes in 2011 alone!

Rebels Kill Four at Indian Polling Station

ASSOCIATED PRESS

IMPHAL, India -- A suspected Naga rebel opened fire at a police station packed with voters on a tense election day Saturday in northeast India, killing four people before he was shot dead, police said.

The gunman lined up with other voters outside but pulled out a revolver once he entered the building and began shooting indiscriminately, said Priyo ...

WSJ PAYWALL

Obama to Throw Gas on Fiscal Fire of Student Loan Debt Crisis

.......... he is ready to enact Obama’s student loan [balance] write-down [forgiveness] idea, which is nothing more than a thinly-veiled “college student vote buying mechanism”–where he would once again use taxpayer dollars like campaign money.... LINK

"More-than-willing" Idiots have left their Usefulness

Livingston, Moffett, Podesta Egyptian lobbying contact ended

Get a Load of all These Programs the Feds Are Unofficially Funding This Year

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report on all unauthorized appropriations and expiring authorizations for fiscal year 2012. The report has been sent to both the House and the Senate.

The purpose of the report is to act as a reminder of all stopgap measures that are in place. The government is running on a series of continuing resolutions.

“How big a deal is this?”asks Business Insider. “Potentially, it’s a very big deal. The amount involved is $969B!”

The report is comprised of two lists. This first one looks at the spending for which the necessary enabling legislation has already expired: MORE HERE

Multimillionaire Elizabeth Warren: I’m not wealthy

Actually, I don’t think that’s what she’s saying here but that headline is simply too sweet to resist. (That was HuffPo’s original headline too before they changed it.) The quote from BuzzFeed:

Obama administration using loophole to quietly sell arms package to Bahrain

President Barack Obama's administration has been delaying its planned $53 million arms sale to Bahrain due to human rights concerns and congressional opposition, but this week administration officials told several congressional offices that they will move forward with a new and different package of arms sales -- without any formal notification to the public. LINK

Friday Tragedy: The US Debt Limit Explained

ZeroHedge:

Ordinarily this space would be reserved for Friday humor, but unfortunately, this is nothing short of a tragedy, especially since as of today the US debt target is $16.394 trillion, a number which will be breached before the end of the year, and possibly before the presidential election in November. As a reminder, in 2011, the US economy grew by 1.7%. It almost, but not quite, offset the growth of US debt held by the public, which grew at a brisk 11.3% pace in the past year...

Glenn Beck's Staff Threatened by Soros Operatives

We have just posted an explosive new development. Click on this link and spread the word. We have talked to a private investigator with dynamite inside information about what happened to Glenn Beck’s show on the Fox News Channel. CONTINUE READING

Occupy movement arrest total now over 6,000

After hovering just under the 6,000 arrest mark for a week, the Occupy Wall Street movement roared past it yesterday, thanks to 37 busts at a Brooklyn protest. The Occupy Arrests site now lists 6,025 confirmed arrests.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Robert Hegyes, "Epstein" from "Welcome Back Kotter," dies at 60

Former "Sweathog" passes away after apparent heart attack

NLRB To Force Companies To Turn Over Employee Telephone Numbers & E-Mail Addresses To Unions?

Union-backed NLRB Chairman: "We keep our eye on the prize."

President Obama May Be Left Off Of Georgia Ballot For Ineligibility

VIDEO: HERE

Palestinians Use Nazi ‘Sieg Heil’ Salute During Fatah Celebration in Lebanon

THE BLAZE:


Invoking the salute made notorious by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich (later adopted by the Islamic militant group Hezbollah), Palestinians used the “Hitlergru├č” — or “Hail Hitler!” — salute during Fatah celebrations in Lebanon.....

Who Is Rachel Madcow?

maddow clue

Battle to Keep Abortion Illegal in Uruguay Moves to Congress

Montevideo, Uruguay — (CFAM/LifeNews) A left leaning coalition within the Uruguayan Senate recently approved a bill that would legalize abortion within the first trimester of pregnancy......

Michelle Obama's War On Pizza

WyBlog:

Pizza is no longer one of the four food groups? Michelle Obama, taking a page out of the Nurse Bloomberg playbook, has decided she's The First Lunch Lady, and pizza is being replaced. With vegetables.

The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.

First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new guidelines during a visit Wednesday with elementary students. READ MORE

Republicans Demand Block Of US IMF Funding To Bail Out Europe

ZeroHedge:

In an odd coincidence, we were just updating the notional amount of FX swaps that the Fed has conducted with Europe in the past week, when we noticed that the GOP has finally made it an issue to fill in the gray area void of whether or not the US will be required to fund the IMF bailout of Europe........... Keep Reading

Obama Rails Against Bailouts in Speech Defending Auto Bailout

President Obama declared that the United States “we will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing, bad debt, and phony financial profits.” He railed against a system that isn’t fair to the “millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day,” positioning himself against special treatment for a favored few: “No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts,” he said. MORE HERE

Big Brother Is Now Your Diet Coach

Should the government be watching what you eat?

A new federal effort called SuperTracker may sound like a program to keep extremely close tabs on suspected terrorists or other enemies of the state, but it isn’t—unless those enemies also happen to be healthy-minded consumers intent on dropping a few pounds.

Online Chat about Obama's Economic Policies

President Obama unveiled a long list of economic policies during the State of the Union address that he wanted Congress to focus on this year. Join us for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat on Friday from 12-1 PM ET when Bill Beach, Heritage’s Director of the Center for Data Analysis, will comment on the President’s proposals. He will be taking your questions about the policies the president outlined, how they would affect the economy, and what we should focus on. If you can’t join us for the chat on Friday, leave a question in the comments below and we’ll try and answer it for you. If you would like to be reminded about the chat, leave your email address in the form below. LINK

U.S. spies to rely more on allies due to budget austerity

(Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies will rely increasingly on international allies for information sharing as budgets tighten in the current climate of austerity, a senior intelligence official said on Thursday.

Occupy Supporters Announce Run For County Government Seats

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — They’ve occupied Cesar Chavez Park, they’ve set up shop in front of the old City Hall, and now the so-called 99 percent have a new spot in mind: county government.

Perfect… Obama Leaves Event Promoting Clean Energy in Motorcade of 22 Gas Hogs (Video)

MORE HERE

Santorum: Rights are God Given, Not Government Given

AmSpec:

Rick Santorum had an excellent answer on a question from the audience about how faith would influence his decisions.

He didn't so much talk about his own faith but focused on the bigger picture. He described The Constitution as the how (or how to manual) but the Declaration of Independence is the why and thus our rights are God given, not government given.

Santorum pointed out that if you believe rights are government given then all those rights can be taken away by government.

Very nicely put.

Another Green Giant Obama Bankruptcy with Your Taxpayer Dollars

Electric Car Battery-maker Goes Bust

The personal info you hand over to Google is worth $5,000 per year

Who Would Pay $5,000 to Use Google? (You)

Santorum Features Miracle Daughter Bella in New Campaign Ad

Former Senator Rick Santorum released a web video today focusing on the heart and soul of the Santorum family – his 3-year-old daughter Bella, a special-needs child like so many who are targeted in abortions. STORY & VIDEO

Help us spy on Twitter

FBI asks companies to develop software for monitoring

Notes to a New Blogger

Hi, hello, whas’up? So you got yerself a shiny, new blog. And you was wondering how to attract you some beady-eyed readers. . . FIND OUT HERE

This Is The Debate Moment That Will Haunt Mitt Romney In The General Election

Mitt Romney was finally forced to play some serious defense over his support for Massachusetts healthcare reform law tonight, in the face of a surprisingly fiesty — and effective — attack from opponent Rick Santorum. KEEP READING

Stephen Roach Explains How The Fed Is Pulling The Wool Over Our Eyes

"Bernanke is betting the ranch on open-ended QE and zero interest rates and it worries me" is how Stephen Roach of Morgan Stanley starts this must-see reality-check interview with Bloomberg TV's Tom Keene. Article & Video: HERE

CA HS Student Develops Cure for Cancer in Spare Time

The amazing part isn’t that she tried but that she seems to have succeeded, at least in mice: VIDEO HERE

This is a great American story and also, obviously, a great statement about the value of legal immigration. We’re lucky to have Angela and she’s equally lucky to have this country. Talk about a win-win situation.

President’s natural gas proposal would benefit billionaire investor George Soros

The Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay uncovers a potentially key motivation for the president’s recent proposal to offer incentives to companies to buy and use trucks powered by natural gas: MORE HERE

Report: White House Misled Public on Gulf Spill Volume

According to information obtained by a liberal environmentalist group, the White House deliberately misled the public about the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010. LINK

Bill Would Ban Food Products Made With Aborted Baby Cells

Oklahoma state Senator Ralph Shortey, a Republican, has introduced a new bill in his state legislature banning food products developed using aborted fetal material. The bill comes after a national outcry last year over Pepsi and other companies contracting with a company, Senomyx, that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.

As recently as May, Pepsi ignored concerns and criticism from dozens of pro-life groups and tens of thousands of pro-life people who voiced their opposition to PepsiCo contracting with biotech company Senomyx even after it was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions. Pepsi now faces action from its shareholders. CONTINUE READING

Ah. Yes. Mel Martinez. Co-sponsor of the DREAM Act.

Mitt Romney’s newest endorser, Mel Martinez, cosponsored the DREAM Act

Zombie Apocalypse Store Has Full Range of Gear for Surviving Undead Attack

Yes, inside the Zombie Apocalypse Store you can get pretty much anything you need to get your Rick Grimes on. LINK

Biden’s Green Thumb: Another Company Visited by Vice President Files for Bankrupcy

This video is from February 2011:
A year and a half ago this administration made a judgment. We decided it’s not sufficient to create new jobs, we have to create whole new industries.

KEEP READING

SOURCE: Twitter Will Start To Function More Like Facebook

Twitter is set to roll out enhanced profile pages after Feb. 1 READ MORE

Santorum wins debate, but Romney beats Newt

Besides sticking it to Romney, Santorum had strong answers on almost every question -- on Latin America, on not throwing away too much money on the space program, and on why rights are God-given rather than granted by government. MORE

Pundit Press: Surprise! Romney Donated to Democrats

One of Mitt Romney's most famous quotes comes from his 1994 race for Senate in Massachusetts. Whie debating Ted Kennedy, he openly stated that he did not want to return to "Reagan-Bush," adding that he was an independent during that time. It's also come out that he voted in the 1992 Democratic primary.

Now, Pundit Press has found that the former Massachusetts Governor not only voted in the Democratic primary, but also gave money to multiple candidates. By searching for Romney, it turns out that his donations helped three Democrats.

A 1992 donation went to Democratic Congressman John LaFalce: LINK

Santorum eviscerates Romney over RomneyCare

This debate was largely a colossal waste of time, but this exchange was absolutely my favorite. Santorum went after Romney on the debate, forcing him to even defend the individual mandate, and basically beat him down with ObamaCare.

This is the full exchange that runs seven minutes. I think this is why Santorum won the debate in my opinion: LINK

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Georgia warns Obama of 'peril' of ignoring eligibility hearing

Lawyer had urged secretary of state to simply cancel challenges

by Bob UnruhEmail | Archive
Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after spending nearly three decades writing on a wide range of issues for several Upper Midwest newspapers and the Associated Press. Sports, tornadoes, homicidal survivalists, and legislative battles all fell within his bailiwick. His scenic photography has been used commercially, and he sometimes plays in a church worship band


The state of Georgia is warning Barack Obama of the “peril” of simply ignoring today’s hearing on his eligibility to be on the 2012 presidential election ballot in the state
The hearing before an administration law judge was streamed live today, but Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski, yesterday told the state he and his client would not participate.
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Georgia court told Obama slam-dunk disqualified

Sworn testimony reveals fake Social Security number, other gaps
by Jerome R. Corsi

Jerome R. Corsi, a Harvard Ph.D., has authored many books, including No. 1 N.Y. Times best-sellers "The Obama Nation" and "Unfit for Command." Along with serving as WND's senior staff reporter, Corsi is a senior managing director at Gilford Securities. Gilford Securities, founded in 1979, is a full-service boutique investment firm headquartered in NYC providing financial services to institutional and retail clients, from investment banking and equity research to retirement.

Georgia residents today delivered sworn testimony to a court that Barack Obama is slam-dunk disqualified from having his name on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state because his father never was a U.S. citizen, so he forever is prevented from qualifying as a “natural born citizen” as the U.S. Constitution demands for a president.
The historic hearing was the first time that a court has accepted arguments on the merits of the controversy over Obama’s status. His critics say he never met the constitutional requirements to occupy the Oval Office, and the states and Congress failed in their obligations to make sure only a qualified president is inaugurated, while his supporters say he won the 2008 election and therefore was “vetted” by America. READ MORE...

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Taitz asked Vogt if he examined the birth certificate which was posted online, and he said, “Yes, I did.” He stated that “sloping lines” would not be seen if the image had been made from a paper document.
Taitz asked, “Would you expect to see a clear embossed seal on the document?” and Vogt answered, “Yes, I would.” However, he stated that such was not present on Obama’s birth certificate. Regarding the number of Obama’s purported birth record, Vogt stated that “federal regs” require that “all birth certificate numbers have to be sequential, starting on January 1.”
At 10:49, witness John Sampson took the stand. He stated that he has a background in criminal justice, served as a police officer in New York City and worked as an immigration inspector. His background includes working for the INS in the area of “immigration fraud” and he was also a deportation officer. He stated that he has testified in front of “federal grand juries.” He stated that he started his own consulting firm in 2009 and has been self-employed since then.
Taitz asked Sampson about Obama’s social security number, and Sampson said that he “ran” the number 042-68-4425 and that it was assigned to Obama since 1977.
Taitz asked if Sampson had examined the birth certificate, and he said, “Yes.” He raised the issue of the Nordyke twins’ birth certificate, whose numbers were lower than Obama’s even though their birth occurred a day later. He stated that the registrar’s name was different than that on the Nordyke twins’ documents and that it was unlikely that the registrar would have been different in the “same hospital” regarding births one day apart.
Sampson recommended further investigation, including subpoenas and court orders, to obtain more information on the number “042-68-4425.”
Sampson mentioned that Obama has also been known as “Barry Soetoro.”
Taitz asked what Sampson thought needed to be done regarding the questions about Obama’s background, and he recommended asking for an official copy of the SS-5 for his social security number application and the Hawaii Department of Health to see “if he was born in Hawaii.” Sampson stated that an investigation would be “a criminal investigation” through a U.S. attorney’s office. He said that if a person has been found to be impersonating a U.S. citizen, he would be subject to “deportation.”
Shortly thereafter, Sampson’s testimony ended, and Taitz began discussing Obama’s alleged years in Indonesia from 1968-71, during which he was known as “Barry Soetoro.”
“We have another boy who from 1968-69 was in Hawaii,” she said. The judge then said, “Are you testifying? Do you know how?” which brought laughter from the assembly. The judge then said she could discuss the matter during closing arguments. Taitz responded, “I would like to testify,” after which she took the stand.
Taitz stated that “Mr. Obama has resigned from the bar.” The judge asked, “How is that relevant?” Taitz said that it was pertinent because Obama was “hiding his identity.”

Bill Would Force Sports Teams to House Homeless in Stadiums

MIAMI (CBS4) – A pair of bills making their way through the Florida legislature could have local homeless sleeping on the 50-yard-line of Sun Life Stadium or up in the rafter of the AmericanAirlines Arena STORY & VIDEO

Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Prius

STUDIO CITY (CBS) — A SoCal woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport. STORY & VIDEO

Soros Warns Of Dark Times

George Soros says Europe did too little, too late, and Nouriel Roubini says Europe needs 'less austerity and more growth' VIDEO

Rock Stars: Then and Now

OUCH!!

Dem Rep. Schakowsky on Keystone: Twenty thousand jobs is really not that many jobs

Marathon Pundit John Ruberry has the unfortunate pleasure of having known socialist Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky as his representative in the House. This morning on a radio station in Chicago, she said losing all the jobs Keystone would have created really isn’t that big a deal: FULL STORY

How Pimps Use the Web to Sell Girls

Craigslist backed out of this sector after public protests. Pimps then moved to Backpage.com, which is owned by Village Voice Media, owners of The Village Voice weekly newspaper. MORE HERE

Report: Obama To Speed Up Pace Of American Aid To Muslim Brotherhood-Led Egypt

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama plans to accelerate the pace of American aid to Egypt, a top State Department official said on Wednesday, as the most populous Arab nation reaches a critical stage in its uncertain transition away from autocratic rule. LINK

US Attorney Patrick Cunningham Refuses to Give More Than his Name and Title To Congressional Investigators…More Subpoenas Coming

Fox News reports:

Gallup: Obama’s Approval Sinks Back to All-Time Low Among Blacks

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama’s approval rating has fallen back to its all-time low among blacks, dropping below 80 percent for only the second time in his presidency, according to Gallup.

Gingrich Heckled, Staffer Assaults Cameraman at Campaign Event

Full Story & Video: HERE

Obama/Buffett's Middleclass Victim Secretary Buys second house with a Pool & PGA putting green-

Despite a heavy tax burden, Warren Buffett’s secretary last year was able to purchase a second home in Arizona, a residence complete with a swimming pool and a “professional PGA putting green,” according to real estate records.

Does This Latest Decision by the Fed Foreshadow Their Future Plans for the Economy?

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that a full economic recovery could take “nearly three more years,” and it went further than ever to assure consumers and businesses that they will be able to borrow cheaply well into the future...

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Oops: Media Matters Emails the Wrong Folks

With their talking points concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline..

Springsteen’s Ode to Conservative Values?

Springsteen’s “Take Care of Our Own”—which seems custom-made for a political campaign commercial—interestingly enough resonates with those on the right, whether Bruce realizes it or not:

Marco Rubio on VP: ‘It Isn’t Going to be Me’

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CNSNews.com in a video interview in the Capitol following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night that the Republican vice presidential nominee “isn’t going to be me.”

They Spent Our Taxes on This?

Our national debt stands at $15.2 trillion, and is growing by roughly $6 billion per day. We have tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Unfortunately, we have learned that Republicans lack the gumption to fight for transformational spending cuts and reforms of major entitlements. However, at the very least, one would expect them to oppose silly pork projects like Buffalo Soldiers!

UK heading for first double-dip recession since 1975

Britain is heading for its first double-dip recession in 37 years after the economy slumped in the final quarter of 2011 and officials warned of a new threat to jobs. CONTINUE READING

Why, Precisely, is America so Great?

Why, Precisely, is America so Great?

Will the birthers finally have their day?

All birther eyes are now on Atlanta — and this time, consequences might attach.

Of course, what does eligibility matter when you are genuinely trying to do good for the US? By, you know — fundamentally transforming it.

Here’s a little bit of advice for Bill O’Reilly: most of us don’t judge a person’s “goodness” by his willingness to appear on our TV show, just as most of us don’t judge a person on his purported conservatism because he happens to insist he’s looking out for the folks.

Why anyone without a loofah fetish continues to watch this faux-populist buffoon is beyond me. But then, the GOP is running Mitt freakin’ Romney, so, well, such is the state of the supposed guardians of liberty these days, I guess.

And there’s no accounting for tastes.

Warren Buffett's secretary is in the top 2%, was almost a "rich person" taxed by Obama in 2008

Warren Buffett’s secretary is in the 1…er…2%

Another win for Breitbart, another loss for Media Matters

With the publication of Peter Schweizer’s best-selling book Throw Them All Out, Media Matters for America embarked on a scorched-earth campaign in an attempt to undermine both Schweizer and his book, while dismissing the topic of insider trading in Congress.

Bet they’d like to have that one back.

Here’s just a taste of their relentless attack. Each headline represents another post, with even more vitriol at the link on MMfA’s website:

Obama administration demands UN reform but won't threaten to withhold funding

With presidential elections looming, the Obama administration has launched a high-profile campaign in favor of belt-tightening at the United Nations -- but without the threat of withholding U.S. funding for the sprawling world organization.

The aim, at least in part, is to preempt even tougher action proposed by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, which calls for selective U.S. funding cutoffs unless specific demands for U.N. reform and transparency are met.

Read More: HERE

Nancy Pelosi was sued for campaign finance fraud, but she finessed the FEC to dismiss the lawsuit

Who knew?

http://www.judicialwatch.org/files/documents/2009/statement051109.pdf

Obama's Former Faith Adviser: `I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying':

(CNSNews.com) – Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about “God and Politics” that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing.

Keep reading…

Irony: Buffett Secretary and Obama Stage Prop Could Be Making Up to $500K a Year

More of that transparency we’ve come to know and love HERE

Is The NYPD Experimenting With Drones Over The City? Evidence Points To Yes

Miami, Cities In Texas Also Said To Be Trying This New Way To Be Eye In The Sky

Obama and Jan Brewer Have Words on Airport Tarmac:

President Obama went to Arizona Wednesday afternoon, and according to Governor Jan Brewer who met him on the airport tarmac, the Book-Critic-in-Chief took her to task for something she recently published: MORE HERE

Two Billion Obamadollars Later, Brazil’s Oil Goes to China

NAIVE PRESIDENT FAILS AGAIN AS BRAZIL SIGNS LUCRATIVE CONTRACT WITH CHINA

Ah, the mighty Obamadollar.

New Mexico Driver's License Data Point To Fraud

SANTA FE, N.M. – Dozens of the same business and residential addresses were used repeatedly by people to obtain driver's licenses in New Mexico in a pattern that suggests fraud by immigrants trying to game the system, an Associated Press investigation has found. LINK

Walker Leads Poll As Union Bosses Burn Through Members’ Money

Following Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s reforming his state’s collective bargaining laws and breaking the stranglehold unions held on taxpayers (saving them $476 million so far), union bosses across the country laid siege on the dairy state’s capitol and declared war on Walker and his fellow Republicans. MORE

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

BREAKING!!!!! OBAMA BLINKS!!!!—Eligibility Alert!

OK AMERICA...THIS IS A RED FLAG TO ANYONE WITH AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE...IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS WE HAVE A USURPER IN THE WHITE HOUSE...ALSO LOOKS LIKE THE OBAMA CAMP DIDN'T WANT A LIVESTEAM OF THEIR LIES SENT AROUND THE COUNTRY!...


Obama's Private Attorney Refusing To Show Up At
Obama's Georgia Ballot Access Challenge Hearings


January 25, 2012

Hon. Brian P. Kemp
Georgia Secretary of State
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

via email to Vincent R. Russo Jr., Esq.
(vrusso@sos.ga.gov)

Re: Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Hearings

Dear Secretary Kemp:

This is to advise you of serious problems that have developed in the conduct of the hearings pending before the Office of State Administrative Hearings. At issue in these hearings are challenges that allege that President Obama is not eligible to hold or run for re-election to his office, on the now wholly discredited theory that he does not meet the citizenship requirements. As you know, such allegations have been the subject of numerous judicial proceedings around the country, all of which have concluded that they were baseless and, in some instances – including in the State of Georgia - that those bringing the challenges have engaged in sanctionable abuse of our legal process.

Nonetheless, the Administrative Law Judge has exercised no control whatsoever over this proceeding, and it threatens to degenerate into a pure forum for political posturing to the detriment of the reputation of the State and your Office. Rather than bring this matter to a rapid conclusion, the ALJ has insisted on agreeing to a day of hearings, and on the full participation of the President in his capacity as a candidate. Only last week, he denied a Motion to Quash a subpoena he approved on the request of plaintiff’s counsel for the personal appearance of the President at the hearing, now scheduled for January 26.

For these reasons, and as discussed briefly below, you should bring an end to this baseless, costly and unproductive hearing by withdrawing the original hearing request as improvidently issued.

It is well established that there is no legitimate issue here—a conclusion validated time and again by courts around the country. The State of Hawaii produced official records documenting birth there; the President made documents available to the general public by placing them on his website. “Under the United States Constitution, a public record of a state is required to be given ‘full faith and credit’ by all other states in the country. Even if a state were to require its election officials for the first time ever to receive a ‘birth certificate’ as a requirement for a federal candidate’s ballot placement, a document certified by another state, such as a ‘short form’ birth certificate, or the certified long form, would be required to be accepted by all states under the ‘full faith and credit’ clause of the United States Constitution.” Maskell, “Qualifications for President and the “Natural Born” Citizenship Eligibility Requirement,” Congressional Research Service (November 14, 2011), p.41.

Nonetheless, the ALJ has decided, for whatever reason, to lend assistance through his office—and by extension, yours—to the political and legally groundless tactics of the plaintiffs. One of the attorneys for the plaintiffs has downloaded form subpoenas which she tried to serve around the country. Plaintiff’s attorney sent subpoenas seeking to force attendance by an office machine salesman in Seattle; seeking to force the United States Attorney to bring an unnamed “Custodian of Records Department of Homeland Security” to attend the hearing with immunization records; and asking the same U.S. Attorney to bring the same records allegedly possessed by “Custodian of Records of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” She served subpoenas attempting to compel the production of documents and the attendance of Susan Daniels and John Daniels, both apparently out of state witnesses, regarding Social Security records. She is seeking to compel the Director of Health for the State of Hawaii to bring to Atlanta the “original typewritten 1961 birth certificate #10641 for Barack Obama, II, issued 08.08.1961 by Dr. David Sinclair…,” even though Hawaii courts had dismissed with prejudice the last attempt to force release of confidential records on November 9, 2011. Taitz v. Fuddy, CA No. 11-1-1731-08 RAN.

In Rhodes v. McDonald, 670 F. Supp. 2d 1363, 1365 (USDC MD GA, 2009), Judge Clay Land wrote this of plaintiff’s attorney:

When a lawyer files complaints and motions without a reasonable basis for believing that they are supported by existing law or a modification or extension of existing law, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law….

As a national leader in the so-called ‘birther movement,’ Plaintiff’s counsel has attempted to use litigation to provide the ‘legal foundation’ for her political agenda. She seeks to use the Court’s power to compel discovery in her efforts force the President to produce a ‘birth certificate’ that is satisfactory to herself and her followers.” 670 F. Supp. 2d at 1366.

All issues were presented to your hearing officer—the clear-cut decision to be on the merits, and the flagrantly unethical and unprofessional conduct of counsel—and he has allowed the plaintiffs’ counsel to run amok. He has not even addressed these issues—choosing to ignore them. Perhaps he is aware that there is no credible response; perhaps he appreciates that the very demand made of his office—that it address constitutional issues—is by law not within its authority. See, for example, Flint River Mills v. Henry, 234 Ga. 385, 216 S.E.2d 895 (1975); Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 616-1-2-.22(3).

The Secretary of State should withdraw the hearing request as being improvidently issued. A referring agency may withdraw the request at any time. Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 616-1-2-.17(1). Indeed, regardless of the collapse of proceedings before the ALJ, the original hearing request was defective as a matter of law. Terry v. Handel, 08cv158774S (Superior Court Fulton County, 2008), appeal dismissed, No. S09D0284 (Ga. Supreme Court), reconsideration denied, No. S09A1373. (“The Secretary of State of Georgia is not given any authority that is discretionary nor any that is mandatory to refuse to allow someone to be listed as a candidate for President by a political party because she believes that the candidate might not be qualified.”) Similarly, no law gives the Secretary of State authority to determine the qualifications of someone named by a political party to be on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Your duty is determined by the statutory requirement that the Executive Committee of a political party name presidential preference primary candidates. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-193. Consequently, the attempt to hold hearings on qualifications which you may not enforce is ultra vires.

We await your taking the requested action, and as we do so, we will, of course, suspend further participation in these proceedings, including the hearing scheduled for January 26.

Very truly yours,

MICHAEL JABLONSKI
Georgia State Bar Number 385850
Attorney for President Barack Obama

cc:

Hon. Michael Malihi (c/o Kim Beal (kbeal@osah.ga.gov))
Van Irion, Esq. (van@libertylegalfoundation.org)
Orly Taitz, Esq. (orly.taitz@gmail.com)
Mark Hatfield, Esq. (mhatfield@wayxcable.com)
Vincent R. Russo Jr., Esq. (vrusso@sos.ga.gov)
Stefan Ritter, Esq. (sritter@law.ga.gov)
Ann Brumbaugh, Esq. (abrumbaugh@law.ga.gov)
Darcy Coty, Esq. (darcy.coty@usdoj.gov)
Andrew B. Flake, Esq. (andrew.flake@agg.com)
http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=30746

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Obama Asks for More Executive Power in State of the Union Speech

This Is the One Obama SOTU Clip That Has Beck So Upset

Here’s what Obama said (according to prepared remarks):

The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.

You can watch it below starting at 50:36:

11 things Obama didn’t tell you about tax fairness last night

Are wealthier Americans really not paying their fair share? Here are some numbers on income inequality:

Warren Buffett’s Tax Story Is Bogus

For years, Warren Buffett has been claiming that his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does. Recently, President Obama has taken that claim and run with it. I don’t know Mr. Buffett’s particular tax situation, but I do know that his claim as a general matter is bogus.

Let’s look at some numbers.

Obama Plagiarizes Himself in SOTU, MSM Fails to Notice

The mainstream media pontificators bloviating over President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night failed to notice what should have been evident to anyone who had spent any time reviewing his past addresses to Congress: Obama plagiarized himself.

The Republican National Committee noticed, and produced this quick and helpful video:

Armed man held next to Bush’s Dallas home

*** UPDATE ***

M-BS-NBC: Matthews Falsely Claims That Compared to Romney's 15 Percent Tax Rate 'Most People' Pay '35'

As NewsBusters predicted earlier, Obama-loving media were going to use Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's just-released tax returns to misinform the public for the benefit of the current White House resident.

Doing his part Tuesday was MSNBC's Chris Matthews who not only told his Hardball viewers "Romney paid a much lower tax rate than most Americans," he completely falsified recent Internal Revenue Service data by claiming that compared to Romney's "14 to 15 percent in taxes...most people who work hard, do well in this country pay about 35" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BREAKING: Obama Announces New Unit To Investigate Unfair Trade Practices

President Obama announced Tuesday the creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit, singling out China as a country that has had an unfair advantage over American competitors and requires more scrutiny. “I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules,” the president said in his State of the Union address. MORE HERE

Ladies and Gentlemen, I Might Just Have a Conservative Star for You.

I believe I have seen the future of Maryland politics and his name is Dan Bongino. He is a former Secret Service agent and New York City police officer, husband to a wife who legally emigrated from Colombia, and he’s running for the United States Senate seat currently held by Ben Cardin. LINK WITH VIDEO

What Obama Didn't Say in the State of the Union

Obama's State of the Union might be most notable for what was not said. There were 44 words dedicated to health care reform. There was no mention of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka stimulus bill. CONTINUE READING

Germany is what America was

Germany with its manufacturing base and export prowess is the U.S. of yesteryear, an economic power unlike any of its European neighbors. It has thrived on principles America seems to have lost. KEEP READING

At least somebody benefited from Obama’s “no” on Keystone XL

“There is no question that [transporting] oil by rail or truck is much more dangerous than a pipeline.” LINK

A Visual Representation of the 2012 State of the Union Address

A word cloud of the most used words in tonight's State of the Union using the prepared remarks published by USA Today. LINK

The Loan: An Exchange Of Wealth For Income

As the title of this essay suggests, a loan is an exchange of wealth for income. Like everything else in a free market (imagine happier days of yore), it is a voluntary trade. Contrary to the endemic language of victimization, both parties regard themselves as gaining thereby, or else they would not enter into the transaction. READ MORE

ATR Presents Obama/State of the Union BINGO!

How to Play:

AP FACT CHECK: State of the Union Address Edition

Obama Pushes Plans That Flopped Before

Roughly one out of eight Americans who presumably want to work, and were working before 2007, can't find work today

Forget about Economic Recovery: Obama Is Toast

16 basic questions (and answers) to Google's new 'privacy' policy

FAQ: Google’s new privacy policy

Eric Holder Connected To Illegal Foreclosures of Active Duty Service Members

I wonder how much attention this story from Reuters is going to get?

Obamacare, we hardly knew ya

I will not go back to the days when health insurance companies had unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or charge women differently from men....

That’s why our health care law relies on a reformed private market, not a Government program.

Rising Oil Prices Could Fuel Political Rage

With threats to the Strait of Hormuz, look for price spikes in oil and gas.

Bankrupt Solyndra Destroys Millions of Dollars' Worth of Glass

Video & Transcript: HERE

President Obama Job Approval

Poll Date Sample Approve Disapprove Spread

RCP Average 1/5 - 1/23 -- 46.0 48.3 -2.3
Gallup 1/21 - 1/23 1500 A 44 47 -3
Rasmussen Reports 1/21 - 1/23 1500 LV 48 51 -3
CBS News/NY Times 1/12 - 1/17 1154 A 47 45 +2
Pew Research 1/11 - 1/16 1502 A 44 48 -4
ABC News/Wash Post 1/12 - 1/15 1000 A 48 48 Tie
FOX News 1/12 - 1/14 906 RV 45 47 -2
CNN/Opinion Research 1/11 - 1/12 1021 A 47 51 -4
Democracy Corps (D) 1/8 - 1/11 1000 LV 44 49 -5
Reuters/Ipsos 1/5 - 1/9 1046 A 47 49 -2


See All President Obama Job Approval Polling Data

US Navy paying $15/gallon for green fuel

With President Obama delaying the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would facilitate access to the estimated 1.7 trillion barrels of oil in North America, the United States Navy is reportedly slated to spend $12 million at a rate of $15 per gallon on a biofuel-gasoline blend -- a purchase justified by the proposition that dependence on oil is a national security threat. MORE

John Galt vs Barry's class warfare tax plan

John Galt vs Barry's class warfare tax plan - everybody stop working at $999,999

Americans for Tax Reform fact checks the Prez

Americans for Tax Reform released the following in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: MORE HERE

FULL TEXT: Mitch Daniels' Republican Address to the Nation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Following is the full text of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Republican Address to the Nation, as prepared for delivery: READ MORE

Blocking Real Jobs for Green Fallacy Is No Way to Strengthen Economy

Building the pipeline would bring over 700,000 barrels of oil per day and directly create 20,000 truly shovel-ready jobs. The Canadian Energy Research Institute estimates that current pipeline operations and the addition of the Keystone XL pipeline would create 179,000 American jobs by 2035. LINK

Obama pulls trigger on January Surprise: a mass refinancing plan for U.S. mortgages

This was the housing policy bombshell from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: LINK

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GALLERY: IF OBAMA BUMPER-STICKERS WERE TRUTHFUL...

GALLERY: IF OBAMA BUMPER-STICKERS WERE TRUTHFUL...

Spot on!!!!!

Tax Evaders Renounce U.S. Citizenship

Rather than deal with the complexities of U.S. tax law, Americans living overseas are increasingly renouncing their citizenship in order to avoid paying their income taxes.

According to National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson, approximately 4,000 people gave up their citizenship from fiscal year 2005 to FY 2010. Renunciations increased sharply within the past three years, from 146 in FY 2008 to 1,534 in FY 2010. And during the first two quarters of FY 2011 alone, 1,024 Americans ditched their citizenship. KEEP READING

State Of The Union Address Will Mark Thousandth Day Democrat-Controlled Senate Has Refused To Approve A Budget – Have Voted Against 30 Republican Proposals

Tuesday, January 24, will mark the 1,000th day since the U.S. Senate has passed a budget—an egregious dereliction of duty on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D–NV) watch. By enacting continuing resolution upon continuing resolution (short-term measures to keep the government running, spending money at the current rate), the Senate has taken a pass on leading, all to the detriment of the poor and middle class.

(More on this fascinating coincidence can be found HERE)

The Volokh Conspiracy The Dangerous Growth of State Dependence on Federal Funds

Tad DeHaven of the Cato Institute has a good post highlighting the data on state governments’ growing dependence on federal funds. Since 2001, federal grants have risen from 25.7% of state government spending to 34.1% today. Most of that growth has occurred since the present recession began in 2008. STORY CONTINUES

FLASHBACK: Obama Blocks Probe Of Fired IG

Violating its own guarantee of unprecedented transparency, the White House is blocking an investigation into the controversial firing of an inspector general who exposed one of President Obama’s political supporters—a California mayor—for misusing federal funds. Continue reading HERE

Homeland Security Wants to Spy on 4 Square Miles at Once

It’s not just for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars anymore. The Department of Homeland Security is interested in a camera package that can peek in on almost four square miles of (constitutionally protected) American territory for long, long stretches of time. KEEP READING

Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration for Documents Detailing Secret Settlement Negotiations with Mortgage Lenders Accused of Faulty Mortgage Practices

Obama DOJ and HUD Ignore Freedom of Information Act Requests on Effort to Extract $20 Billion from Banking Industry

Black Rush caller who finally abandoned Obama over Keystone

This is a great call into Rush today from a self-identified black man named Dennis who has finally abandoned not only his support for Obama but says he is considering dropping his support for the Democrat party too. And his tipping point was Obama’s pandering to environmentalists in rejecting the Keystone Pipeline.

Here’s the full call:

Romney Releases Tax Returns

The Washington Post reports:

Mitt Romney offered a partial snapshot of his vast personal fortune late Monday, disclosing income of $21.7 million in 2010 and $20.9 million last year — virtually all of it profits, dividends or interest from investments.... MORE HERE

United Nations Small Arms (Gun Confiscation) Treaty to be Ratified by the US Senate in 2012

La. Sec’y of State: DOJ abusing Motor Voter law for ‘political agenda’

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler told The Daily Caller that the federal Motor Voter law was set up to “ensure controversy” and that the Obama administration is using it “to advance a political agenda.” CONTINUE READING

The Complete Obama

A pre-State of the Union guide to Barack Obama's favorite foreign-policy themes -- and how they've evolved over time.

White House to miss budget deadline for third year

The White House told Congress on Monday that its budget will be late this year, meaning President Obama once again will miss the deadline set in law.

Congressional officials said the president now will send up his budget on Feb. 13, which is a week later than the usual date. The law requires the budget be sent by the first Monday in February. FULL STORY

Judge Orders Defendant to Decrypt Laptop

A judge on Monday ordered a Colorado woman to decrypt her laptop computer so prosecutors can use the files against her in a criminal case.

More Americans Than Ever Are Filing Job Discrimination Claims


WASHINGTON (AP) — Job discrimination complaints in the United States rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in bias charges based on religion and national origin.


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the most in its 46-year history. That's a slight increase over the previous year, which had 25 fewer complaints. MORE

Feeling Unwell? Get In Line

Oh, wait: we’ve got a sick law to kill. Lost among the many wondrous things about Obama’s America is remembering that we’re near the point where we’ll have to buy insurance from an emasculated provider or join the poor souls relegated to a Mediplan.

KEEP READING

Unions Plan to Occupy the Super Bowl to Protest Right to Work

Indiana unions, opposed to becoming the first right-to-work state in the Rust Belt, may disrupt Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Their unnecessary roughness will cost the Hoosiers needed jobs. READ MORE

Obama Pitches 2012 Election As 'choice' Between Two Paths, Rather Than A Referendum On Himself

As President Obama prepares to rev up his re-election drive with his third State of the Union address Tuesday night, he and his aides have already begun framing the fall contest as a “choice” election, not a simple up-or-down referendum on his own job performance in the Oval Office. STORY

Over 400,000 March For Life In Washington DC

The Fox News headline: Anti-Abortion (as opposed to pro-life) Protesters March On Roe v Wade Anniversary, which means in the interest of being “fair and balanced”, they will call counter protesters, pro-abortion instead of “pro-choice” protesters, right?

Link to Article: HERE

Pethokoukis: Secret 2008 Memo to Barack Obama reveals White House knew Stimulus was a partisan scam

Jim Pethokoukis alerts us to the stunning release of a confidential memo sent to Barack Obama by senior economic adviser Larry Summers on December 15, 2008.

In short, Obama and Summers both knew the Stimulus was a scam.

Exclusive: Obama voters rush to post-election free healthcare centers

Did someone say "free healthcare"?

Andrew Breitbart to Speak on Unity at CPAC

I don’t know who better to do it, frankly. Breitbart is known as being a fairly uncompromising guy. It has been an acrimonious couple of years, and . . . let’s face it: no matter who gets nominated and elected, it’s not going to be any walk in the park. All these candidates are deeply flawed, and few of us will want to whistle while we work this year. No matter what. LINK

Soros Sounds Pretty Excited About Riots in the Streets

I hadn’t realized he’s got a book coming out. That explains the interview and the fact that most of these talking points sound like the ones he gave here. In any case, this is a bit odd: READ MORE

Boston Bruins Goaltender Releases Statement Explaining Absence From Obama Meeting

While his colleagues from the Boston Bruins were visitng the White House earlier today, goaltender Tim Thomas was absent. Here is his personal explanation for why he did what he did. We can only hope more role-models follow in his footsteps.

Thomas statement on White House absence (via the NHL)

Name That Party: Former Kerry Staffer Charged with Leaking Top Secret Information

Name That Party!

Former CIA agent John Kiriakou has been charged today with "repeatedly leaking classified information to journalists as well as violating the federal law that forbids disclosing the identity of covert intelligence officers," NBC News's Michael Isikoff reported earlier today. Isikoff noted in the second paragraph of his report that Kiriakou "between 2009 and last year worked as an investigator for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."

The Washington Post's Greg Miller also filed a story on the matter this afternoon, but omitted the fact that Kiriakou, who contributes to the liberal Huffington Post, was hired by the liberal senior senator from Massachusetts.

Obama’s New “Fairness Doctrine” and the American Ideal

“Economic fairness” is expected to be the topic of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, during which he will likely sound the same populist notes of progressivism that America heard last month in his speech in Osawatomie, Kansas. LINK

U.S. Sugar Program Costs Another $1.75 Billion

The state of Florida announced yesterday that it will pay $1.75 billion to buy out the nation’s largest sugar producer and 300 square miles of land it owns north of the environmentally sensitive Florida Everglades. Although most news stories ignored the connection, the deal is yet another cost Americans continue to pay for our misguided agricultural programs. FULL STORY

Monday, January 23, 2012

Treblinka: Revealing the hidden graves of the Holocaust


Any doubts about the existence of mass graves at the Treblinka death camp in Poland are being laid to rest by the first survey of the site using tools that see below the ground, writes forensic archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls. FULL STORY HERE LINK to Listen to Documentary HERE

Supreme Court: Warrants needed in GPS tracking

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must obtain a search warrant before using a GPS device to track criminal suspects. But the justices left for another day larger questions about how technology has altered a person’s expectation of privacy. READ MORE

Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk suffers a stroke

Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk has suffered a serious stroke that may lead to permanent physical damage to the left side of his body, but doctors believe that Kirk will be able to return to his full Senate duties.

Kirk’s office said he had checked into the hospital on Saturday and underwent surgery early Monday morning. FULL STORY

Obama: Abortion Enables 'Our Daughters' To 'Fulfill Their Dreams' (of wreckless behavior?)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama says the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the chance to recognize the “fundamental constitutional right” to abortion and to “continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

Costa Concordia owners offer disaster survivors 30% discount off future cruises!

Costa Concordia: 'insulting' cruise offer to survivors

The owners of the Costa Concordia are offering survivors of the disaster a 30 per cent discount off future cruises as they battle to stave off law suits expected to cost hundreds of millions of pounds.

Immigrant felon freed by Obama deportation halt -- went on to murder three

In a year-old mystery, a felon freed after he could not be returned to Haiti killed three people. Was it random, or was he working with someone?

When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti.

That never happened. FULL STORY

REPORT: CHEVY DEALERS REFUSING TO TAKE VOLTS

Some Chevy dealers spurn Volt allocation
GM cites concern over fire investigation

Ron Paul on son’s detention by TSA: ‘Police state’ is ‘growing out of control’

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul issued a sharply-worded statement in reaction to the detention of his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, by Transportation Security Administration agents in Nashville on Monday.

FULL STORY

TSA DETAINS U.S. SENATOR

WHITE HOUSE SIDES WITH TSA

Brazil Stiffs Obama on Oil Deal, Exposing President's Incompetence

COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama has suffered the second embarrassment over oil imports within the space of a week. Brazil, whose offshore deposits of oil were sought by the Obama administration, has signed contracts with China for the product.

FULL STORY

Meet the ‘Preppers’ — Americans Stockpiling Food & Water in Preparation for a Possible Collapse

The world’s a scary place. Wars, famines, corrupt politicians, terrorism, imploding economies — the list goes on. There are plenty of issues worth fearing, which is why a subset of the nation is preparing for what they see as impending calamity. MORE

Help Wanted: Obama's approval rating

Help Wanted: Obama's approval rating

Exactly three years after Aretha Franklin's hat launched the Obama administration, the Democrat's annual job approval rating has sunk to his lowest level.

The Looming Health Care Bomb — A Scenario

As we stand by and wait for the ObamaCare law to take effect, enthusiasm within the medical profession seems to be waning (even more) as that time nears: LINK

Salvo from South Carolina: Darn voters thinking for themselves again

If the voters weren’t silly, they would understand that it has to be Mitt Romney, because, well, primary voters were silly and picked Christine “I am not a witch” O’Donnell over Mike Castle in Delaware, not to mention running with that goofy Sharron Angle in Nevada, and look how that turned out. MORE

Pope Benedict XVI Warns of "Grave Threat" To Religious Liberty in the US

Not mentioning any names, but with the implication clear, Pope Benedict XVI warned today of a “grave threat” to religious liberty in the United States that requires American Catholics to respond with intelligence and courage.

Via Gateway Pundit, CNA/EWTN News reported:

Davos elites to seek reforms of 'outdated' capitalism

Everyone will be looking for what organizers are calling "new models."

Who Do You Trust To Be President?

Who Is The Most Trustworthy to Be President?

POLL HERE

QE-Cating

“While we can debate the state of the economy and the importance of valuations, we cannot debate the shrinking and absent volume. It is an unarguable fact. So is price, and right now that is all that matters and all that investors see. But the volume will matter someday. It usually does when you least expect it.” (Houston, We Have a Problem)

New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood

In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. Specifically, I asked for "records relating to the meeting of the 'Monthly Outreach Meeting' with Muslim and Arab groups at the Civil Rights Division. Specifically, include lists of attendees at each monthly meeting, the agenda of each meeting and any minutes or summary prepared subsequent to each meeting. Please also specifically note the meetings at which the Attorney General of the United States attended."

The principal impact of reading through the material is the sheer bulk of it. Hundreds and hundreds of pages of emails, documenting nearly daily friendly contact, consultation, cooperation and collaboration between the DOJ and Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood groups. One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division. READ MORE HERE

Obama Celebrates Roe vs. Wade Decision, 54 Million Abortions

President Barack Obama, today, release a statement celebrating the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that allowed for 54 million abortions. The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the country, and made abortions legal and virtually unlimited.

The statement Obama released says:

Newt Gingrich Tells David Gregory 'Nobody in the Elite Media Wants to Cover' Obama's Alinsky Roots

This came in response to Gregory asking the former Speaker of the House if he can "win independent voters in a general election campaign" talking about Obama's ties to Alinsky and other "radical left-wingers" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Paid by taxpayers, federal employees have failed to pay more then $1 billion in taxes themselves

Congressional staffers owed about $10.6 million in unpaid taxes in 2010, a slight increase from the previous year and a growing slice of the roughly $1 billion owed by federal and postal workers nationwide. FULL STORY

Obama: Disney World Main Street shut down so he can say, We need more tourism

President Obama's weekly remarks, as provided by the White House

An Update On The Environmental Scientist Caught On Video Faking Data; Now With A Kennedy Connection

Last month we brought you an exclusive piece on Dr. Ann Maest, a managing environmental scientist at Straus Consulting, who was caught on tape agreeing to ignore her data on groundwater contamination and make a more damning, unsubstantiated assertion. That video evidence was analyzed by several science blogs, including Watts Up With That?, and the consensus was that Dr. Maest had committed a pretty serious ethical lapse and possibly even a criminal act. ARTICLE CONTINUES

Give entrepreneurs room and they will grow the economy

After President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday, pundits will prognosticate that despite any bold plans unveiled, the critical task of spurring economic growth and job creation will be deferred until after Election Day.

LINK

Survive the great job purge

Expected job losses this year in the finance, retail and manufacturing sectors could be a catalyst for more white-collar workers becoming self-employed. Let’s hope so.

Attorney General Holder Continues To Defend The Rights Of The Dead To Vote

Taking a break from treatment for his short term memory loss on all things related to gun smuggling, Attorney General Eric Holder took the opportunity to deliver some red meat to what is becoming a shrinking group of Obama supporters about the evils of asking for a photo ID prior to voting.

As with everything else associated with this administration it is all about racism.

Boehner, Cantor press secretaries balk at calls for Holder’s resignation

Does someone have something hanging over their head?

BALTIMORE, Md. — During a House GOP retreat in Baltimore on Friday, press secretaries for Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor balked when asked if their bosses believe Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious.

Obama Okays Gulf Oil Storage For Brazil

U.S. approves first floating deepwater storage in Gulf

Obama to 'hang out' in Google chat to discuss State of the Union

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to "hang out" in a video chat room to answer questions about his upcoming annual State of the Union address, part of a White House effort to test new social networking tools and the latest evidence of the growing intersection of social media and politics. LINK

U.S. aircraft carrier enters Gulf without incident

(Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Gulf without incident on Sunday, a day after Iran backed away from an earlier threat to take action if an American carrier returned to the strategic waterway. MORE

State of the Union: Obama's big campaign speech

Politico: LINK

France votes on genocide law, faces Turkish reprisals

* French senators vote on law denying Armenia genocide

Wife beating, and how to do it

Link to Videos: HERE

New Florida poll: Gingrich 34% Romney 26%

View .pdf HERE

Apple Makes More Money Per Employee Than Exxon And Google

Apple's huge $400,000 in profit per employee is more than Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil, or Google.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Obama's Green Energy Scam



Obama’s Green Energy Stimulus Scam
- How taxpayers are left holding the bill when political favors go wrong -

Minnesota Child Care Providers File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Forced Unionization Scheme

Child care providers fight against Governor Dayton’s dictate that pushes childcare business owners into union

Alan Sexton
The Green Mountain Scribes
1/20/2012

A group of home-based child care providers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Governor Mark Dayton’s recent executive order designed to forcibly unionize the state’s providers.

Jennifer Parrish from Rochester filed the suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation.

Parrish and other providers seek to halt Dayton ’s executive order intended to designate American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) officials as the monopoly bargaining and political representatives of thousands of providers in the state.

Home-based child care and personal care providers are challenging similar forced-unionization-by-government-fiat schemes in numerous states across the country, including Michigan and Illinois…

The article continues at Green Mountain Scribes

Report: Joe Paterno Is Gravely Ill, Family And Friends To Say Their Goodbyes

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is in serious condition.

Reports indicate that Paterno’s health has taken a turn for the worse and family and friends have been summoned to the hospital. LINK

Obama's Poverty Politics Trick to Redistribute even more tax dollars

Barack Obama is manipulating poverty statistics to cover income redistribution on a massive scale. I covered this subterfuge in a previous American Thinker column, Obama's Poverty Politics. The Census Bureau has redefined "poverty" in a way that vastly increases the ranks of those characterized as living in "poverty" or "near poverty." Robert Rector , in Team O's Poor Trick, wrote about the redefinition and its consequences (one that was barely noticed by the public): MORE HERE

Exclusive: Occupy Wall Street Bans Rape Whistleblower From ‘Spokes Council’

Once again, the actions of the official #Occupy movement appear to be just as corrupt and petty as the society they supposedly eschew. FULL STORY

Consumer group accuses Hollywood of 'threatening politicians'

Consumer group Public Knowledge on Friday accused the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and its head, former Sen. Chris Dodd, of trying to intimidate lawmakers into supporting a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills. STORY

Obama to Save Economy With More Tourist Visas?

Yes! Brainiac Obama has used his super thinking powers to conclude that Americans would much rather have low-paying minimum wage jobs catering to tourists than high paying jobs working on oil pipelines and drilling in the gulf. LINK

Former Obama staffer arrested in Iowa Secretary of State identity theft investigation.

Reports are coming in that a former Obama ’08 staffer – one Zach Edwards, formerly with the 2008 Obama campaign in Iowa and currently up until the arrest working for Link Strategies*, a company affiliated with Sen. Tom Harken (D, IA) – has been arrested for identity theft. Read More

Obama Planned Chicago Break-In, Possible Burglary In 1988

In fact, Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal.

Full Story

Washington Post Ombudsman Tells Paper To Start Actually Scrutinizing Obama’s Record

Washington Post:

When President Obama has a bad day, or more specifically, on days when the economic news has been bad, I get a slew of feedback from conservative readers that go like this:

“See, you liberal media nincompoops, this is all your fault, you treated Obama like a saint when he was running in 2007 and 2008 and you didn’t vet him, investigate him, report on him skeptically. You were so fawning (and adoring of his blackness), you missed that he was a (pick your adjective), radical, socialist, Muslim, inexperienced, dangerous, corrupt, weak Chicago politician with no track record of accomplishment, whose only talent is giving speeches.” LINK

Students Are Gathering At Joe Paterno's Statue, Digging The Snow Away And Lighting Candles

Joe Paterno is near death, and students are coming together for him. Paterno's statue on campus is surrounded by snow and studnets have come out to dig it out.

There were reports earlier that Paterno had already passed, but his family is denying this rumor.

Here's what's going on at Penn State's campus

Fallout On Obama’s Killing Of Keystone Jobs Continues As “Repulsed” Laborers’ Union Quits Alliance

The fallout over Barack Obama’s decision to kill 20,000 (mostly) union jobs on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project continues as the Laborers International Union of North America left the BlueGreen Alliance Friday afternoon. LINK

New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination with Department of Justice on Voting Rights Enforcement

ACORN Partner Project Vote Working with Officials from White House and DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Increase Registration of Voters on Public Assistance

Interest Group Urges Justice Official to “make some headway” with Attorney General Holder
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Arizona strikes back!

State investigates feds over gun-running - Washington Times