Thursday, April 29, 2010

ODSD: Obama Double Standard Disease ~ By Larry Elder

Larry gives some examples of the contrast in the media bias for Barack Hussein Obama and the treatment of anyone that dissents and doesn't agree with Obama's extreme leftist agenda (like the Tea Party Movement).
It means that the harmful consequences of the exploding welfare state get ignored, trivialized or disputed. It means that "experts," hand-picked and quoted by the media, overwhelmingly support the administration's income-equality agenda. It means that inconvenient news stories – ones that question "bigger and better" government or show there is another side – are downplayed, underreported or dismissed.

The Obama Double Standard Disease is a pre-existing illness – not covered, even under ObamaCare.
By Larry Elder

Posted: April 29, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

Obama Double Standard Disease: an affliction that causes the media to ignore, rationalize or trivialize in order to defend, support and advance the tax-the-rich, spread-the-wealth, expand-the-government agenda of President Barack Obama and his party. This stands in stark contrast with the media treatment of those who refuse to embrace the left-wing, America-bullies-the-world, dissenters-are-racist, pro-amnesty, gay marriage-is-a-right, pro-Roe v. Wade worldview.

ODSD is pandemic. Here are just a few cases.

When the economy recovered under President George W. Bush, the major news media pronounced it a "jobless recovery." Now, despite unemployment stalled at 9.7 percent for several months, the same media call it a "surprising" or "unexpected" recovery.

Obama urged passage of an $800 billion "stimulus" package to prevent unemployment from reaching 8 percent. Post-stimulus passage, unemployment reached 10 percent. Consider how the media would have treated President Bush had he given varying predictions about, and then varying accounts of, the number of jobs supposedly "created or saved" – a laughably unprovable yardstick.

Obama brazenly claims that under his policies, 95 percent of "working Americans" received a "tax cut." But nearly half of American workers pay absolutely nothing in income taxes. And after exemptions, tax credits and other deductions, the Obama tax cut even exceeded many workers' payroll taxes. How does a check, given to someone who pays little or no taxes, become a "tax cut"?

The National Rifle Association backed the 2000 presidential candidacy of George W. Bush. Describing the organization's relationship with Bush as "unbelievably friendly," an NRA official said a Bush victory would mean "a president where we work out of their office." Envisioning then-NRA President Charlton Heston sitting at a fold-out table next to the president's desk, the media pounced.

Typical of the coverage was a Washington Post article with this headline: "The NRA Brags That They'll Work Out Of President GW Bush's Oval Office." The Post pointed out that the NRA gave more than $500,000 in 1999 and 2000 to the GOP and that it expected to spend between $12 million and $15 million more on the 2000 election. These stories elicited a denial of undue influence from the Bush camp: "Neither the NRA nor any special interest sets the governor's agenda."

The Service Employees International Union, to elect Obama and other Democrats in 2008, spent $85 million. And in support of corporate bailouts, Obamacare and higher taxes to "spread the wealth differently," SEIU President Andy Stern said, "Western Europe, as much as we used to make fun of it, has made different trade-offs which may have ended with a little more unemployment but a lot more equality."

NBC's Matt Lauer did not ask Obama about the incredible willingness of the SEIU – his biggest financial supporter – to accept fewer jobs for "a lot more equality." CBS' Katie Couric did no story on the union's admission that higher taxes mean fewer jobs. No Washington Post editorial page asked how Stern's "trade-off" of fewer jobs squares with what Obama said about the importance of creating jobs: "That's the single most important thing we can do."


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Steve Jobs' flying monkeys ~ By Phil Elmore

Phil writes about the issue of technological changes making it ever easier for people to become "citizen journalists" - the digital "press" - and how it will affect the laws dealing with journalism and freedom of the press.
Dedication to the ideals of liberty requires that we be ever vigilant to new threats to our civil rights as they evolve. This evolution is often the result of technological innovation. As technology continues to empower ever-larger numbers of private citizens, effectively deputizing huge swaths of our society as members of the digital "press," the line between private citizen and officially sanctioned "journalist" will continue to pixelate. How we choose to deal with that as a free people, and whether we buckle to the pressures of stern corporate forces who respect neither freedom of speech nor your property rights in a free market, will determine the path we walk as a technologically interconnected people.
By Phil Elmore

Posted: April 29, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

Picture this: You're sitting at your computer, typing about the day's news and events. You own a popular blog; let's say, and you have quite a few subscribers. You're in the process of adding your commentary to the day's news and editorial events when there's a loud knock at your door.

"Police!" a voice shouts. "Search warrant!"

Before you can even rise from your chair, a portable battering ram has hammered your front door aside and left the molding in splinters on your carpet. Balaclava-wearing latter-day ninja in ballistic vests emblazoned with law-enforcement tags are pouring into your home, pointing assault rifles in your face and demanding that you get on the floor, get on the floor. ...

As plastic zip-tie cuffs cut into the flesh of your wrists, you are forced to watch helplessly as black-clad law-enforcement ninja paw through your possessions, emptying your drawers, seizing your computers and laughing as they comb through your personal effects.

While he wasn't home when it happened, Gizmodo's Jason Chen surely knows what it feels like to have his home raided and his property seized. A tech blogger for the popular Gawker Media gadget site, Chen published what has been described as the most significant "tech scoop" in years: Gizmodo got its hands on a lost iPhone prototype. They evidently paid several thousand dollars to get it, then took it apart and published their findings. The information they published is apparently of value to Apple's competitors. The legal issues in the case are significant: If the phone is considered stolen rather than lost, Gizmodo is potentially in trouble for buying it. But if blogger Jason Chen can, in fact, be considered a "journalist," he can enjoy the protection of laws shielding journalists from prosecution for doing their jobs.

Gizmodo did itself no favors by taunting Apple over Apple's written request for the return of its lost (or stolen) property. The tone of the piece is smug and childish. It's not hard to picture some Dark Lord of the Sith at Apple silently, furiously sitting back in his high-backed chair far above the yard where technicians are busily scurrying over the framework of the soon-to-be-completed iDeath-Star, steepling his black-gloved fingers, and using the Dark Side of the Force to throw a switch across the room marked, "Unleash the Hounds and Lawyers."

All of this grief over a wireless phone prototype may seem like much ado about nothing, but this is no ordinary technology company we're talking about. This is the Great and Powerful Apple. Steve Jobs of Apple isn't just the man behind the curtain; the Wizard is also the Wicked Witch, and he'll send his flying monkeys to find you if you displease him. As just one example, if you "jailbreak" your iPhone (a hacker's term for disabling certain Apple restrictions on the device and its applications), Apple will try to deactivate the phone. Most companies don't care what you do with your property once you purchase your smartphone from them – but in Apple's view, you don't buy something from Steve Jobs' company so much as you rent it with their gracious permission.

Apple is so draconian in the enforcement of its security, in fact, that people have killed themselves over it. Last year, an employee of a Chinese electronics manufacturer, Foxconn, lost an iPhone prototype. Foxconn employees, fearful of Apple's wrath and the loss of its business, searched the man's home without legal authorization. They also subjected him to questioning so intense that it was, in fact, more like torture. Finally, when he could take it no more, he leapt to his death from the window of his own apartment.


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Unifying the tea party ~ By Joseph Farah

This is an excellent idea for unifying the tea party. It makes sense. It eliminates arguments. It might even help to silence the critics. The only ones that would argue with how Joseph explains it are the very ones that we want to vote out or remove from office!
Read the Declaration of Independence.

It's still a beautiful vision for Americans today.

In fact, given our predicament, we are in greater need of independence, self-government, sovereignty, the rule of law and the will of the people than we were 234 years ago.

The only thing that will constrain this beautiful, spontaneous, grass-roots tea-party movement from achieving its goals is a vision too small and unworthy of the challenges we face.

By Joseph Farah

Posted: April 28, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

There are many powerful forces trying to splinter and divide the tea-party movement.

My goal is to unify it.

But I adamantly disagree with those who say they share my goal but want to reach it by defining the tea party as a movement about a limited number of economic issues.

In fact, that's a sure way to blow it up.

Every worthy and righteous movement in the history of America was about much more than materialism. And, ultimately, if you are concerned about economics alone, you are a materialist.

The founders of this great country are the inspiration for the modern tea-party movement. They were not materialists. Their concerns went far beyond economics. They had a dream about something that had never before existed in the history of the world – a nation governed by the rule of law and the will of the people, a vision of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," a concept "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."

If the tea-party movement wants to reach its potential, it needs to forgo the temptation to "narrow" its focus to a set of mere issues and "expand" its vision to one in line with the Declaration of Independence.

You want a big tent? Expand the vision. You want a small tent? Narrow your focus to economic and materialistic issues that are here today and gone tomorrow.

The economy ebbs and flows. It works in cycles. But liberty, the founders recognized, is always under attack.

Open your eyes. What we're facing in America is not just an attack on prosperity. It's an attack on freedom – across the board. It's an attack on "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It's an attack on the notion that we are all created equal by God. It's an attack on the very notion that we are accountable to God and made in His own image.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New name for Obama: The Manchurian President

Here is a book that you should read if you are one that doubts that Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist, or if you were wondering who he really is.
The introduction to "The Manchurian President" relates: "Barack Obama is backed by and deeply tied to an anti-American fringe nexus that, as this book will show, was instrumental not only in mentoring Obama and helping him to build his political career, but essentially in overthrowing the moderate wing of the Democratic Party and in securing and powerfully influencing Obama's presidency.

"As will be seen, these radical associates not only continue to influence Obama and White House strategy, but some are directly involved in creating the very policies intended to undermine or radically transform the United States of America."
Book exposes radical nexus behind chief executive that is changing America

Posted: April 28, 2010 ~ 9:56 pm Eastern

© 2010 WorldNetDaily

President Obama has deep ties to an anti-American extremist nexus that has been instrumental not only in building his political career but in crafting current White House policy, charges a new book.

The book exposes an extremist coalition of communists, socialists and other radicals working both inside and outside the administration to draft and advance current White House policy goals.

With more than 800 citations, the brand-new, autographed title from WND senior reporter Aaron Klein bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama's political background and radical ties. Klein's co-author is historian and researcher Brenda J. Elliott.

"The Manchurian President" contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.

The book also includes an extensive investigation into Obama's own background. The work uncovers, among many other things, Obama's early years, including his previously overlooked early childhood ties to a radical, far-left church. The book provides copious new details about Obama's deep ties to the unrepentant Weatherman Underground terrorist group founder William Ayers and about the president's boyhood years in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Of all Obama's radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as his connection to Ayers. The book uncovers for the first time where and how Obama first met Ayers – and it is much earlier than previously believed.

"The Manchurian President" also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama's carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.

Obama's associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and black political extremists are also revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.

Also detailed are Obama's deep ties to ACORN, which are much more extensive than previously documented elsewhere. The book crucially describes how a socialist-led, ACORN-affiliated union helped facilitate Obama's political career and now exerts major influence in the White House.

In one chapter, the book unmasks the extremists among Obama's "czars" and other top advisers, including new information linking Axelrod and Jarrett to communist activists.

The many issues pertaining to Obama's eligibility to be president are carefully examined and given a much more extensive analysis than in previous works, including questions about Obama's birth documentation and whether or not he legally qualifies as a "natural-born citizen" according to the U.S. Constitution.

"The Manchurian President" also exposes how Obama's health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.

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Hopes and Changes: Are we getting what we deserve? ~ By John Kubicek

In this piece, I just wanted to make sure that you know that all is not lost. It may actually be a blessing. There are things you can do to make up for mistakes you've made in your life.
The hopes and changes that we will face in the coming years will surely happen if you do nothing. I am asking you today not to let that happen. I know that everyone of us can do something. We will only get what we deserve, despite how people voted in November 2008, if we do nothing.
By John Kubicek

Posted: April 28, 2010

What is harder than accepting all of the mistakes we’ve made in our lives? Stay tuned, I’ll do my my best to tell you. I will need to give you some background first, which will provide the basis for my thoughts that I want to get across.

Not much more than a week or two ago, my previous computer bit the dust. Despite my heroic efforts to sustain it’s life, I had to put it down. It was a very sad decision to make, but it was the most cost-effective choice, at least according to the “death panel.”

I am now working with a brand new companion. He’s not a clone of the old 2002 Gateway. Nope, but the precious goals and aspirations of the previous machine make up the genetics of the new guy, my constant companion made of circuits and gadgets.

In the process of getting acquainted with the technology of this newest century, I learned something. I found out that the learning curve is exponential: The more you learn, the faster you learn… But I digress.

In my haste last week to finally get my new computer going, I had attempted to write a column here, only to have it lost in cyber-space, due to my own incompetence. As a normal human, I get used to doing things one way, and then, things CHANGE. Not good. Change BAD. Or so I thought, until just a day or two ago.

CHANGES in things as we know them give us just two choices: 1) Lay down and die, or 2) DEAL WITH CHANGES!!! Was that clear enough? So I had to start getting used to a new computer. No, it was not easy. But I adjusted, and learned what I could. And I am sure I will continue to learn more! I am dealing with what was handed to me, and not by my choice. I had not hoped for change, but I took option 2 and dealt with it.

And guess what? There are things that many people had hoped for, and voted for, and yes, they are getting the changes… And I am pretty sure that people aren’t getting the changes they were hoping for. That is why I asked above, “What is harder than accepting all of the mistakes we’ve made in our lives?” The hard part is how to deal with our mistakes. Those that voted for Obama and now feel sorry for their decision now have to deal with it. The good news is that there IS a way to deal with it. It’s called the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT!

A week ago there was an outstanding column by Phil Elmore that you need to know about that may help you out. And if you are reading this column, then that means you probably have the means to take the actions that Phil talked about. You can join Twitter, Facebook and start a blog. None of it is that hard to do. For those that have a few more advanced skills, there is youtube and other sites to upload videos to. You can make a difference.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Adios, Baby! ~ By Barbara Simpson

The news this week will be continuing on the Arizona bill signed last week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, as the the debate. Barbara Simpson discusses just some of the debate that you will hear about. I also included a related video that I uploaded to youtube yesterday, which supports the fact that this is not a issue that is going to fade away anytime soon.  In fact, it will be heating up even more because of the talk of trying to get an amnesty - er, I mean, immigration reform - bill through Congress at their earliest convenience.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., calls Republicans 'mean spirited and anti-immigrant." He says immigrants shouldn't vote and people should boycott Arizona.

A Phoenix protest almost turned violent with accusations of racial profiling and goals to "get rid of us." Other claims: "This is not a Latino fight. This is a fight against hate."

A 13-year-old American citizen, Emilio Almodovar, told the Associated Press, "We can't walk to school anymore. We can't be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we're illegal immigrants."

Oh, yeah, that's the kind of American citizen we want.
By Barbara Simpson

Posted: April 26, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

There'll be quite a scene in Washington May 19 if Mexican President Felipe Calderon keeps his date to address a joint session of Congress. He'll also be honored at a White House state dinner.

The cool, calculating and composed U.S. president is going to have his hands full that day trying to navigate diplomacy and the almost guaranteed uproar about immigration that will test decorum on every level.

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the official visit last week, she called Calderon "our neighbor and friend" and said we'd be looking forward to hearing his "message to the American people and his views on ways to strengthen our border communities, fight organized crime and reinforce the essential partnership between our two nations."

From the sound of that, Calderon will have his hands full, too, since he and his government are mightily upset that last Friday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the toughest law in the country dealing with illegal aliens.

Brewer was under huge pressure to veto the bill, by everyone from Mexican officials to immigrant rights groups, clergy and, of course U.S. politicians

The bill requires police, when there's probable cause, to ask people about their immigration status and ask for identification to back it up, and it allows arrest. Police would still work with ICE and the Border Patrol in dealing with illegals.

Brewer said, "We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act. But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."

On Wednesday, Brewer called on Washington to deploy National Guard to the border. The AP quoted her: The responsibility to ensure that we have an orderly, secure border – not just some imaginary line or a rickety fence – belongs to the federal government, and it has failed.

Brewer said she asked President Obama five times for troops to be deployed; nothing was done.

Persistent federal inaction has resulted in Arizona being the most heavily trafficked state for illegals (most from Mexico, but in fact, people from across the world) in addition to organized and violent cartels smuggling drugs, guns and humans.

The value of that illegal "cargo" is in the multi-millions annually. With so much at stake, it's no wonder that violence and danger to innocent civilians veers out of control.

Illegals fan out to every state. Some work but others are part of criminal gangs, which have staked out turfs and have no compunction about using extreme violence to protect them.

The flood of illegals inundates Arizona, but every border state has the same problem and drug-cartel violence crosses the border with greater and greater regularity.

A month ago, Arizona rancher Rob Krentz was shot and killed on his ranch near the border. His last phone message was that he was going to investigate illegals on his property. Krentz was known for helping illegals with food and water and medical help.

The suspect is an illegal, likely involved with drug running. He was tracked back to the border. The investigation is ongoing and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told me it looks promising.

April 25, 2010 - The immigration debate raging on in Arizona... and America

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Lambs to the slaughter, Part 1 ~ By Chuck Norris

If you don't want to be like lambs to the slaughter, as Chuck will refer to here, you need to share this column (and the next two parts) with all of your friends. And please remember as you read this, guns are our anti-"ObamaCide" of America.
Trust me that what sounds like a tool being used against terrorism or illegal arm trade will actually further restrict American's right to bear arms. Under the disguise of an effort to combat drug violence, the passage of CIFTA's or its equal will further clamp down upon our Second Amendment freedoms.

Again, as Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, summarized in the American Rifleman (February 2010): "The administration is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international trade between nations, but there's no doubt … that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control."
By Chuck Norris

Posted: April 26, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

(Editor's note: This is Part One of a three-part series on the threat to the Second Amendment and Americans' firearm freedoms.)

Right now, Washington is scheming and scamming to erode then erase the Second Amendment from our Constitution. And it will accomplish it through the signing of international treaties on gun control, bypassing the normal legislative process in Congress, tightening regulations upon firearm and ammunition manufacturers, using the anti-gun financing of tycoons and ultimately confiscating all firearms under the guise of terrorism patrol and enforcement. Without public debate and cloaked in secrecy, gun control will covertly come upon us like a thief in the night. One day, we will wake up to discover that the U.S. has signed a global treaty that will prohibit any transfer of firearm ownership, force reductions in the number of firearms privately owned and eventually eradicate the planet of guns for law-abiding citizens. Of course, the criminals will still illegally have their guns. And on that day, if you do not comply with that global treaty, you will be fined and face imprisonment. This is not a fictitious story or false warning. As sure as government health care has been shoved down our throats, so will the barrels of our guns. And left with little defense, we will go as lambs to the slaughter.

I believe the political stars are aligning right now for just such a "perfect storm" of domestic disarmament: via the election and work of an anti-gun president, the disarmament passions of the Washington elites and the United Nations, the appointments of gun prohibitionists from the White House to the Supreme Court, and the funding of an anti-Second Amendment movement by billionaire progressives like George Soros.

This is Part One of three articles in which I'll be addressing the evidence – the smoking gun, if you will – of the pressing threat to the Second Amendment and our firearm freedoms.

As Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, wrote in the American Rifleman (February 2010): "President Obama's political mantra of 'hope and change' has morphed into a very real threat. Obama's deep curtsy to international arms control has given 'hope' to the international gun-ban crowd that they will prevail."

It was no surprise when Obama was elected that the nation was consumed with other domestic issues and had selected a president with one of the most anti-firearm records in American history. During his presidential campaign, the National Rifle Association, or NRA, outlined more than two dozen ways that Obama has fought against America's Second Amendment firearm freedoms over the years. So much so, that the NRA graded Obama's (and Hillary Clinton's) voting records among other presidential candidates as an "F." (Does that give any freedom-loving firearm bearer any hope now that both are now part of the same administration?) No wonder a Gallup poll in October 2009 revealed that 41 percent of all Americans and 52 percent of gun owners believe that Obama will try eventually to ban the sale of guns.


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What if ... ? ~ By Joseph Farah

Once again, Joseph Farah brings up the constitutional eligibility issue regarding the President. Please keep in mind that he isn't saying that Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, or that he was born in Kenya. It is an issue, though, that Obama refuses to provide proof of his natural born birth. His writings do not make Joseph Farah a "birther."

Now, in this piece, Joseph asks about what would happen if it is ever found that Obama is NOT eligible under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution. Good questions, because it may be for some of the points he makes that there is such extreme effort by some to avoid knowing the truth!

I happened to come across a couple columns a day or two ago that relate to the issues that Farah brings up. You should check these out, as they may offer additional insight as to Farah's curiosity:

DC Knows that Obama is Ineligible for Office ~ By JB Williams
The Bottom Line on Natural Born Citizen ~ By JB Williams

There may be subterfuge to obscure the truth. But we will find out sooner rather than later.

And when we do, there are going to be many people running for cover. Obama didn't make it as far as he did without help.

Might some of those people see the handwriting on the wall before 2012 and seek to limit the damage – to both the country and to themselves?
By Joseph Farah

Posted: April 25, 2010 ~ 10:19 pm Eastern

© 2010

As I have said many times, I don't know if Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to be president.

And the truth is, not many people do.

A recent CBS/New York Times Poll showing only 58 percent of Americans believe Obama was born in the USA makes the point.

When 58 percent of Americans think the president was born in America, you know Obama has a credibility problem – especially given the fact than 99.9 percent of the media has not only promoted the idea there is no question but ridiculed those who those who point out there is no evidence to support the idea.

Meanwhile, to cover the bases, state legislatures are adopting laws to prevent this kind of fiasco in the future – ensuring that in future elections presidential candidates are forced to prove they are constitutionally eligible, something that did not occur in 2008 with the Democratic nominee.

That means, as I have pointed out, if Obama seeks re-election, he will be required to prove he is qualified as a "natural born citizen."

What if he can't?

If he can't, he may not be able to seek re-election.

That would be quite a big story.

But it might be more than that.

If Obama doesn't seek re-election, might a newly reconstituted Congress call for an investigation to determine whether he was ever eligible to serve?

If it turns out he was not, every action Obama took during his term in office – from the signing of the health-care bill to his executive orders to his takeover of General Motors – will be null and void.

It's difficult even to imagine how the genie could be put in the bottle. To say the courts will be busy would be an understatement.

But might there be other ramifications?

Would Obama face charges?

While I might not know Obama's actual status, certainly he does. If it turns out he defrauded the entire nation, what would be the penalty?

And how about others who aided and abetted him in such a scam?


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Obama: "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ..."

A friend at twitter, grammy620, emailed a link to a very entertaining page that I wanted to share with you. I went ahead a took the liberty to copy it in full, in the belief that it had probably been sent as a viral email. That's my theory, anyway, based on the way it was formatted on the page I saw it on, so hopefully I haven't violated any copyright rules.

Please keep in mind that this post is meant for humor only.  I do not actually know if President Obama ever claimed that he had only seen Blago (Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich) one time, and for all I know, the pictures may have been photo shopped.  Actually, I know nothing, and I saw nothing.

And remember, you know nothing and saw nothing. (See explanation below.)

~ johnny2k

Posted by InCharge at

Date: 3/9/2010 9:47:24 PM

Rod Blagojevich is the former Illinois Governor who tried to sell Obama's seat in congress.

Obama was asked by the press if he had ever met Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Barack Obama: "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ... and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game."

Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama and Richard Daley during a rally in Chicago, April 16, 2007. (Photo Reuters)

To understand the next 4 years, you have to understand the “world according to Chicago.”

While Chicago is a city in Illinois, it is almost a completely different country when it comes to politics, with a whole different set of morals and language.

There are only three rules and a “Prime Directive” which anybody can understand. You don't even need an attorney to understand them - and if you need an attorney, well, you know too much... So, look out for Rule #3!
RULE #1 ... No matter what you see, hear, or do -- you don't know anybody and you don't know nothing!

RULE #2 ... If you capture something on tape or camera… -- it doesn't reveal nothing!

RULE #3 ... If you know what everybody knows in Chicago -- well, you still don't know nothing.

The “PRIME DIRECTIVE” in CHICAGO ... No matter what the vote, Democrats win the election.
Now pay close attention! It's very simple, we'll illustrate. Remember, you know nothing.

These two? They don't know each other! They said they didn't.

The fellas in this picture – They never actually met face to face. What fellas? We don't see nothing!

The guy on the left? For all you know he's Santa Claus. And the guy on the right... well, he's the Easter Bunny! That's all you need to know. Go to your eye doctor...your eyes are lying to you! Ca'pish?

Remember Jimmy Hoffa? He knew too much and now, well, now no one knows where he is.

Is the big picture clear? Not these pictures! Remember, You've already forgot them...

Now, ain't that simple?

They don't know each other and they never met!

How is that possible? 'cause they said so! And don't forget it!

P.S.  If you pass this on to your friends, don't forget, you know nothing and they will know nothing.

~ David Gibson, M.D. ~ Chicago, IL
(The name, occupation, and location above could be fictitious to protect the innocent. The original writer of this could now be in the witness protection program.)

UPDATE 26 APR 2010 @ about 10:00 a.m..... in the Midwest:, like around Chicagoland.... Just sayin'

Barry: Hey Blago, betcha I can hold a hit longer than you!

And remember, you didn't read it, hear it, or see it. You don't know nothing!

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Philip Dru Obama ~ By Henry Lamb

Like Henry says, Obama must be stopped! In this column, Henry shows the profound similarity between Obama and the character Philip Dru in the novel, "Philip Dru: Administrator." Henry will explain that similarity below, so read on!
Obama can be stopped. It will take more than 41 senators and 178 representatives in Congress. It will take a majority in both houses of a Congress that still believes in the U.S. Constitution, and that the government it created is the most perfect societal organization yet devised. Now is the time to be choosing incumbents to be replaced and finding new candidates who can replace them.

The litmus test should be simply to replace incumbents who support Philip Dru Obama's brand of government with new candidates who have demonstrated a belief in, and love for, the U.S. Constitution.
By Henry Lamb

Posted: April 24, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

Philip Dru is a fictional character created by "Colonel" Edward Mandell House. House was a political activist in Texas before becoming campaign manager for Woodrow Wilson. For eight years, House was Wilson's czar-in-chief and worked to fundamentally transform the United States of America into a government that operated like the government in his novel: "Philip Dru: Administrator."

Barack Obama must have read that book, and loved it. His performance in office is quite similar to the performance of Philip Dru. Philip Dru believed that:
Our Constitution and our laws served us well for the first 100 years of our existence, but under the conditions of today, they are not only obsolete, but even grotesque (p. 222).
Listen to Obama explain why he believes that the Constitution is "… an imperfect document, and deeply flawed. …" (see below)
October 27, 2008 - Barack Obama Constitution quote IN CONTEXT!

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Dru believed that government and labor should be represented on the board of every corporation, and that "his country was debased by the power of wealth, under the thin guise of the constitutional protection of property." Dru also believed that Congress was an unnecessary obstacle to good lawmaking, and thus he eventually bypassed it.

The similarity between Philip Dru and Barack Obama is uncanny. Obama set out immediately to create an "administrator" type of government by naming more than 30 czars that bypassed congressional approval and oversight, each with administrative power and responsible only to the administrator-in-chief.

Obama wasted no time getting representatives of government on the boards of the auto industry and in effective control of much of the financial industry. He has publicly pledged to support "Card Check" and has favored unions over management at every opportunity.

Dru believed that "the property and lives of all" should be under the protection of the administrator, who alone had the power to make laws (pp. 154, 221).

Every action Obama has taken during the 15 months he's been in office has been designed to put the lives and property of every citizen and corporation under the "protection" (read: control) of the government.

He plunged the nation into debt to the tune of nearly a trillion dollars with his so-called "recovery" act. He transferred to government control nearly 16 percent of the economy and complete control over health care for the entire nation with his so-called health-care-reform act. He is now planning to take control over the entire financial industry with his so-called financial-reform act. This proposal goes way beyond regulation and is, in fact, government control of the financial industry.

The 89-page reform proposal was prepared by the Department of the Treasury. It calls for the creation of a new "Financial Services Oversight Council," to be chaired (surprise, surprise) by the secretary of the treasury. The new council will supersede the authority of all other financial regulatory agencies and will have a completely new staff, housed (surprise, surprise) in the Department of the Treasury.

It will create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, another new bureaucracy with extraordinary rule-making and enforcement authority. This could well be the government's "Brown Shirts" for the financial industry.

Obama is true to one of his campaign promises: he is fundamentally changing the United States of America into a nation totally controlled by government. The Constitution – which Obama believes to be flawed – created a government controlled by the people. Apparently, Obama believes this idea to be "… obsolete, even grotesque."


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EMERGENCY; Warning to All U.S.A. Citizens (Video)

I came across the following video this morning, which I decided to share with you. It was posted just prior to the 2008 election. With this kind of information out there in the cyber-universe, isn't it weird that Obama was still elected? No, maybe not weird, because too many people don't seem to have the prescience to know what all the many signs of who and what Obama is would lead to... Or, maybe they just weren't aware of all the pieces of the puzzle and couldn't see the whole picture. And of course, the Obama minions would definitely not have heard Sarah Palin's warnings about Obama, nor would they understand what Obama meant went he told Joe the Plumber that he would spread the wealth around.

The unrepentant domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, now has the person he needs in the Oval Office in order to begin implementation of his Marxist plans. What plans, you say? Watch the video. It is MORE than chilling.

However, I am sure that some people will say it's way over the top, nothing like that could ever happen. Of course not. I am sure a lot of Germans and Russians said the same thing last century! Many of them were unfortunately wrong.

From the (slightly edited) video description:

October 24, 2008 — Ayers and Obama have worked together on books for at least 21 years, and have cooperated in funneling tens of millions of dollars to leftist indoctrination programs for youth. All this you may have already known. What is even more chilling is this expose' on how William Ayers is planning to implement their mutual Marxist ideology, should Ayers attain influence on Obama through their long standing relationship.

Larry Grathwohl penetrated the Weather Underground to bring this fist hand account of Ayers' (and the Weather Underground's) plans. As you may know, Ayers remains unrepentant to this day, and lives just a few houses away from Barack Hussein Obama. Obama's flimsy and ever-shifting denials of his relationship with Ayers have all but completely disintegrated. Furthermore, the prime backer of Obama, Khalid Al Mansour, was a legal assistant to the Black Panther Party (with an office next door). It is known from testimony of Weather Underground members that the BPP and Weather Underground worked "very closely" together. Therefore it it likely that Mansour (who was advising Obama even before he moved from Hawaii, under the tutelage of Communist agent Frank Marshall Davis), was working with Ayers and Dohrn simultaneously.

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McCain 2.0 now on sale ~ By Tom Tancredo

My advice to the tea partiers in Arizona: Read this column, and listen to Tom Tancredo! McCain 2.0 is a facade, a superficial appearance or illusion, and is not the real John McCain. Once a RINO, ALWAYS a RINO. Especially with new immigration "reform" to soon be coming possibly after the election in November, you don't want McCain still in the Senate. Also, should he win the nomination in the primary, there's the chance he'd lose the election to the Democrat, as I suspect many tea partier patriots would not vote for him.
Undoubtedly, the toughest obstacle for the McCain 2.0 strategy is the tea-party movement, which is very strong in Arizona. Will tea-party activists and 9-12 patriots play the game?

To deal with this potential threat, McCain 2.0 came up with a strategy that may be working. Friends in Washington who are influential in some of the national tea-party organizations persuaded the Arizona tea-party movement to remain neutral and not endorse any candidate in the Republican Senate primary. Thus, a legion of activist conservative voters who might have rallied to McCain's opponent have been told by their Washington mentors to sit on the sidelines. The problem is the success of that strategy depends entirely on the credibility of McCain 2.0.
By Tom Tancredo

Posted: April 24, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

The real John McCain has been kidnapped and an impostor is running against J. D. Hayworth in the Arizona U.S. Senate primary.

It does sound far-fetched, but stranger things have happened in American politics. It's actually quite clever when you think about it.

John McCain realized quite early that he could not win re-election to the Senate if he campaigned on his actual record – that is, if he campaigned as who he is. So, he arranged to be kidnapped and secluded in a five-star resort in Fiji while a well-groomed look-alike, McCain 2.0, campaigns in his place.

McCain 2.0 is campaigning as a strong, unapologetic Reagan conservative. He is now opposed to illegal immigration and wants 3,000 National Guard troops sent to the Mexican border. The real John McCain would gag on that speech, so he has to be 10,000 miles away. He reportedly spends his days on Fiji divided between watching old James Cagney movies and writing his next book, "With Apologies Galore."

The mainstream media are not blind; they realize this is not the real John McCain. But they are playing along with the charade. It's the least they can do to help their favorite "maverick" deal with his "lunatic right-wing base."

Yet a funny thing happened on the way to the scripted victory dance. Despite a fawning press and a huge money advantage, the most recent Rasmussen Poll shows former Rep. J. D. Hayworth is now only 5 points behind McCain 2.0. Conservative activists in Arizona are not following the script.

I confess, I have my doubts that the impostor McCain 2.0 can keep up the real McCain hidden for 14 more weeks. McCain 2.0 has called for 3,000 National Guard troops to be sent to the border and 700 miles of border fencing – and has endorsed the new Arizona law giving vast new powers to local police agencies to arrest illegal aliens. This is truly an act worthy of an Academy Award for best performance in political theater.

But 2010 is no ordinary election year. The natives are restless, and conservatives in Arizona are asking hard questions and demanding McCain debate Hayworth face-to-face. Can the McCain impostor stay on message and win over skeptical conservatives in debates and town-hall meetings?

McCain 2.0 has deployed formidable allies imported from Washington, D.C. His insider friends have arranged for endorsements that any Republican would be proud of. You need Sarah Palin to campaign for you? No problem. After all, she owes you big-time, and illegal immigration is not a big deal in Alaska.


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If you're not a tea partier … why not? ~ By Pat Boone

Okay, you only need to read this if you're not the kind of person that sees Obama's transformation of America, but believes that there's nothing you can do about it. If you believe the mainstream media lies, and their ridicule of the tea partiers, there's no reason for you to read Pat's column today. Only those of you that consider yourself patriots, and are not afraid to be libelously labeled as a terrorist and a racist, need to continue reading.
... You can do something about it. You can join with your neighbors, your fellow citizens, and work together to spread the facts, wake up our countrymen and mobilize the registration and 100 percent vote in each and every election.

You can seek out and support candidates who revere the Constitution, will actually represent those who elect them, and not dictate to them. You can invade and take over your local school boards and tell the teachers how you want your kids taught, not the other way around. It's still your country!

Join the tea partying! And let's reclaim America!

By Pat Boone

Posted: April 24, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

All the polls now show that, far from petering out and fading away, the phenomenon called the tea-party movement is growing, gaining momentum, stature and political clout every day.

This is particularly amazing when you realize that this "party" has no home base, no national or even titular leader, no billionaire support and no real coordinating organization. It's just a rapidly rising and vocal grass-roots activist reaction to the same crime that prompted the original American Revolution – taxation without representation.

The average American citizen is not as apathetic, ignorant, uninformed and disinterested as the leftist, "progressive" political opportunists thought.

For years now, as modern life for most citizens has become more diverse, pressured, distracted and uncertain; powerful – and power-hungry – forces have seized the opportunity to mold government into their image of what it should be. When an unknown, inexperienced but articulate Barack Obama rode into the White House, vowing openly to "radically transform America," the liberals felt they could now ride roughshod over the citizenry, disregard the constitutional limits on the branches of government and truly transform a democratic republic into a socialist Never Never Land.

In one short year, the Obama administration and the shadow figures surrounding and abetting it rammed through legislation piling trillions of dollars in unsustainable, unpayable debt on the already beleaguered taxpayers – and made promises and proposed other coming entitlements that would add trillions more.

They took control of two of the big three auto manufacturers, chose winners and losers among the biggest banking institutions, bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and threatened and cajoled lawmakers and insurance companies and hospital and medical suppliers into helping pass a trillion-dollar takeover of the health-care system in this country, thumbing their noses at the 60 to 80 percent of Americans who loudly didn't want it. All this while maintaining piously that this was "historic" and for the good of all Americans. The "right thing to do."

This new president, while always vowing to be "transparent," signed executive orders giving over $200 million to Planned Parenthood without so much as a "by your leave" to taxpayers, who've made it very plain they don't want to pay for abortions, and authorizing billions more in "foreign aid" to countries that oppose us at every turn. He apologized for America's "failing to live up to our ideals" and vowed he would stop our policies of "torture." He declared America is "no longer a Christian nation" and courted Arab favor in Egypt as he cited his great respect for and early acquaintance with Islam. Six months into his presidency, he quietly named June "Gay Pride Month" and all but ignored the National Day of Prayer.

He has increasingly insulted and tried to browbeat Israeli leaders, singlehandedly corrupting a relationship that has bound two allies together in championing democracy and liberty in the Middle East. He has shown much more regard for Hamas and its claims than the God-given right of Israel to live, prosper and defend its own soil.

And while all this has happened in broad daylight, over mounting and vociferous protest across the nation, his attitude and that of his advisers is like "Let 'em eat cake, while they can afford it. We know what's best for this country, and we're gonna use our congressional majority to do whatever we deem appropriate. We've waited a long time to gain this superiority – and a crisis is too good to waste."

But happily, America is still America. It's still the land of the free and the home of the brave. And now, NOW, is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!

And that's what's happening, pure and simple. The political pundits, the liberal politicos, the cynical comedians, the soldout media, can't comprehend that an informed, aroused citizenry can still mobilize all by itself, locally, regionally and nationally – that millions and millions of ordinary folks can call each other, e-mail each other, rouse each other and come together to figure out how to take back their governance.

But it's happening, and it's gaining force, coming on strong, not weakening. I'm exuberantly part of it. Are you? If not – why not?


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

We are not terrorists, Ms. Whisler ~ By Anita Marchesani

Anita Marchesani points out the sheer absurdity of labeling people involved in the Tea Party Movement as racists and terrorists in a response to another columnist's article.

I tried to find Ms. Whisler's column so that I could link to it here, but upon a google search, and finding the link and then clicking on it, I got the message, "We are sorry the article that you requested is no longer available..." Apparently, for a fee, I could have searched the archives. (Not going to happen!) However, I did find that several people wrote comments about Whisler's guest column (that no long exists). You may want to check some of them out. They didn't seem to be too pleased with being labeled as terrorists and racists!

Oh, and by the way, from what I found in a little research, M. B. Whisler is a true-blue lefty. Huh.... Go figure.

And also, just want to say, excellent column, Ms. Marchesani!

Racism is a true problem. Tea partyers are not an example of racism, and promoting this idea is slanderous and extremely dangerous. Exaggeration and hyperbole equating conservatives with terrorists brings the conversation to a bizarre point. Again, it not only denigrates legitimate terrorist acts, but it implies that wanting fewer taxes, heightened personal responsibility and less intrusion is the same deadly mentality of flying planes into buildings, or blowing up a jet over Scotland. If a media outlet promotes these ideas, you are being grossly manipulated. If an issue is not being evaluated on all sides in a dispassionate manner, you are accessing irresponsible yellow journalism.

It sounds provocative and attention-getting to throw around destructive labels. But what is really being destroyed is the true meaning of race-hating and terrorism. Prudence and caution suggest that we think very long, and very hard about name calling. Ms. Whisler wonders, "Can we all get along?" Inciting hateful attitudes towards peaceful, law-abiding citizens contradicts a spirit of cooperation.
By Anita Marchesani

Updated: 04/16/2010 02:35:56 PM EDT

Last week in this spot, a fellow community columnist published an article that was offensive to so many good people here in York County that I decided to disregard my previous topic in favor of responding to Ms. Whisler's heinous, hurtful and wrong accusations.

In her column, Ms. Whisler likened tea party organizers to the Ku Klux Klan and to terrorists. She asserted that those of us who wish to return to the lawful society dictated by the Constitution and its constraints on the government are "destructive haters" who seek out the racist practices of the '50s and '60s. Further, she views tea partyers as "terrorists (who) are destroying and dividing our country."

As a group, tea partyers and 912 groups believe in limited government, as clearly described and explained by James Madison, et al, in the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. Patrick Henry reminds us that, "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the government." The more power the government has taken means that the people have not been adequate in restraining them.

The Constitution does not give unlimited powers to the government to do anything it wants. The Bill of Rights is only one portion of the document -- you might consider reading the rest of it, as well as a history of the Second Continental Congress. I hope that as a teacher Ms. Whisler instructed students to evaluate primary sources and not rely solely on what you are told about something. Actually attending a tea party would help.

Following Ms. Whisler's logic, promoting lower taxes, appropriate and lawful governmental restrictions, and a free market enterprise are racist and hateful ideas.

If you truly believe that dissenters are racist, then I respectfully suggest you might want to reconsider your definition of racism.

Labeling tea partyers as "racist" dramatically undermines the entire concept of racism. Saying it so often and so vehemently makes the word become meaningless drivel. I caution anyone who levels this horrendous accusation against friends and neighbors. Do we really want advocates of less government to be equated with racist Democrats who created Jim Crow? Have we come so far from racism that we have to manufacture new examples of it in the form of anyone who wants accountability and law-abiding governmental officials?

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