Saturday, November 19, 2011

Obama's Denigrate America Tour

    Obama’s Denigrate America tour
Washington Times, by Jeffrey T. Kuhner
Original Article

President Obama regularly expresses his contempt for America. The latest example was his comment at a business forum in Hawaii where he complained that “we’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades.” In particular, he meant Americans supposedly have been lax in pursuing foreign investment because “we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.” This degrades the country he leads. The statement is patently false. During the past several decades, foreign investment has nearly tripled. Washington has signed multiple free-trade pacts, seeking to expand export markets and attract investment capital.  [This article is excellent.  I do hope you will click onto the link below and make it your "read" for the day...... 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission to hear complaint about Obama's fraudulent SSN; Barack thinks Hawaii is part of Asia; All things "Occupy"; The many social programs; Reforming welfare programs; Obamacare billions to experimental ideas

World Net Daily reports: A hearing, with the apparent support of two state lawmakers, is scheduled before the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission to hear a complaint filed by Orly Taitz that alleges Barack Obama has used fraudulent documents and a fraudulent Social Security number.
"Let's hope the elections board of New Hampshire will have the decency to refuse [to allow] Obama to appear on the ballot due to undeniable evidence of him using a stolen [Connecticut Social Security Number] … and due to the fact that he is using a computer generated forgery instead of a valid birth certificate," Taitz wrote.
[Where are the media misstatements police?  While speaking in his home state of Hawaii, Barack Obama actually said that when he speak HERE in Asia.   I wonder if he has yet figured out that there are 57 Muslim states, not American states as he said during his campaign for President.];_ylc=X3oDMTBucmhobGR0BF9TAzM5ODMwMTAyNwRhYwNkZWxNc2dz&mid=1_233985_AJ3ci2IAAPs5TsQJqgFCr0GQC9Y&fid=Inbox&sort=date&order=down&startMid=0&filterBy=&.rand=714213804&hash=db7b641fc80bf5e6a194c9ebea2a2844&.jsrand=9102664
The New York Post reports: “We will shut down Wall Street,” a post on the movement’s Facebook page said. “We will ring the People’s Bell, and initiate a street carnival in which we rebuild and celebrate the neighborhoods that the Wall Street economy has destroyed.”
The march on Wall Street is slated to start at 7 a.m.
Other events scheduled for the day include “Occupy the Subways” in all five boroughs at 3 p.m., a takeover of Foley Square at 5 p.m. and another march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
CBS reports: “We do hope to stop people getting to work. We do hope to stop the stock exchange from functioning, but we don’t hope to do it in a crazy wild-eyed way,” added Austin Guest.
To be sure, there is lingering resentment about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to evict Occupy Wall Street, but it’s unclear if that anger will be on display Thursday.
“Awful, unconscionable, the mayor and police commissioner do that for a long while. Like other people in power, they think if they get rid of the protesters, they will also get rid of the cause,” Dobbs said.
The OWS website says similar days of action are also planned at Occupy sites around the country and around the world.
In a video posted on YouTube after protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a demonstrator in the crowd says “On the 17th, we’re going to burn New York City to the ground.”
Later in the video, he then goes on to say “No more talking. They’ve got guns, we’ve got bottles. They’ve got bricks, we’ve got rocks…in a few days you’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s.”
Washington Times reports:  Some of the country’s most powerful unions are providing the infrastructure and amenities to keep the Occupy D.C. encampment fortified going into the winter.
The camp’s portable toilets are being provided by the Service Employees International Union, the 2.1-million-member organization that helped Barack Obama win the presidency and recently backed his re-election bid.
The estimated 100 demonstrators staying each night in McPherson Square, just blocks from the White House, can take a hot shower at the AFL-CIO headquarters on 16th Street Northwest.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ is reporting that an ACORN front group, under the name of New York Communities for Change, is paying homeless people $100 a day to protest in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Watch the interview BigGovernment contributors Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan conducted with an Occupier who has been protesting from the beginning.


American Thinker opines: I am not overly concerned about any direct confrontation from anyone in any current "Occupy" movement.  But I am very concerned about the potential for violence coming from the seed of Occupy.
These elements were emboldened by mostly liberal mayors who allowed that seed to be planted in a park in their town.  Rather than immediately enforce laws that would apply to anyone else (like, say, at a Tea Party rally), those mayors played political footsie with the Obama administration and Democrat leadership and allowed this "grassroots movement" to ignite the hoodlums, thugs, gangs, Marxists, and general lowlifes that exists on the far left of our political spectrum.  Occupy is made up of and attracted (still does) a violence-seeking mob that sought to exploit a political unwillingness in liberal bastions to forcibly tackle them head-on from the jump.
If Occupy wants to burn liberal inner cities to the ground, a lot of Republicans will simply shake their heads.  If Occupy spreads beyond that and seeks to do direct damage to traditional Americans in our communities, then Occupy is going to find out fast that the rules of the past, where people like us relied solely on authorities to defend us, won't be in effect.  I will be blunt.  If they want a fight, they had darn well be ready for what punching back looks like.  There is a reason "Occupy Cheyenne" didn't make any real noise.  It's not the cops with tear gas guns that would be the problem -- it was the pickup trucks that drive the roads of very conservative southeast Wyoming every day with stickers that say "Hell ya' that's a real gun in that gun rack."
It is that unrest that has settled over me.  I have never quite felt this way.  That these liberal, indoctrinated morons who defecate in the streets of New York can actually spark a following that would spread to Kalamazoo, Kankakee, or Kearney.  And since that happened, we have more idiots jumping on this, and suddenly you have "Occupy (insert name of your subdivision)."  Not mentioned, yet, is the potential for what could take place the night of and day after the next presidential election.  Especially if Obama loses.  Especially if he loses like Al Gore lost in 2000.
No, these are unique times.  Times when I consider something that I had not really thought of before.  It might be time for me to arm myself.

American Spectator opines: Ever since I moved to the inner city one thing has puzzled me more than any other, and that is how my low-income neighbors get by. Assuming they aren't doing anything illegal, how do they afford their homes, their meals, their gadgets, their cars?
THEN A SOCIAL WORKER friend clued me in. Many of the poor also collect federal disability benefits in the form of Supplemental Security Insurance, or "crazy money" as it is known on the streets, since one must "act crazy" to receive it. Oftentimes several people in the same household -- adults and children -- collect checks. This surprised me, since I had never for a moment guessed that my neighbors were disabled.
SSI was enacted in 1974 to supplement the Social Security benefits of disabled low-income seniors, and, as an afterthought, to help pay for the care of severely disabled children from poor families. As with any federal program, SSI has ballooned to Hindenbergian proportions, and now covers virtually any low-income person with any long-term ailment. Not surprisingly, easy-to-fake learning, behavioral, and mental disorders are the most common complaints, especially among children, making up 55 percent of all cases.
Senator DeMint said: “With record levels of federal spending and record levels of Americans in poverty and using food stamps, it’s hard not to conclude that federal welfare programs are failing,” said Senator DeMint. “We don’t help Americans by making them dependent on Washington for a handout, we need more Americans empowered to stand on their own with a job in a vibrant economy. We need to reform our welfare programs to encourage self-sufficiency.  We can also save taxpayers trillions of dollars that they can use to invest in our economy to create jobs and donate to local charities that have better success at lifting Americans out of poverty.”
Senator Vitter said: “One of the most significant substantive accomplishments coming out of the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress was welfare reform. But as significant as this reform was, we are overdue to renew welfare reform efforts and make additional gains because the welfare state has grown enormously since then – even factoring out recessions.”
Judicial Watch reports: A controversial Medicare and Medicaid Innovation center created by Obamacare will give “community-based organizations” and other qualified groups $1 billion to devise “compelling new ideas” to deliver better services to those “with the highest health care needs.”
The allocation is the perfect complement to the tens of millions of dollars already doled out by another brilliant Obamacare agency—Office of Minority Health—to reduce health disparities between that “underserved” population and whites in the U.S. Under that initiative the administration has dedicated north of $100 million in the last year to “empower” poor, minority communities with the resources to make residents healthier.
Community organizations, healthcare providers and local governments will each get between $1 million and $30 million to get the job done, according to the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS), which distributes the cash.
The allocation comes days after a group Senate Finance Committee members called for an investigation of Obama’s year-old Medicare and Medicaid innovation center, which debuted last year with a $10 billion budget under the president’s healthcare law. The agency’s mission is to test new ideas that could improve healthcare quality while also cutting costs. In the end, it will improve the healthcare system for the entire nation, the administration asserts.
But some lawmakers are skeptical and have called for a congressional investigation to determine the innovation center’s fiscal impact on the nation’s healthcare entitlement programs and what, if anything, it has accomplished so far.


In a recent GOP debate, presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich admitted to working as a consultant for Freddie Mac, an institution now mired in debt and in need of continued taxpayer bailout funds in order to survive.  A recently released report by Bloomberg shows that while Speaker Gingrich was acting as an off again on again consultant up until 2008, no lobbying was done by Gingrich on behalf of Freddie Mac.

Last week Gingrich declared he was providing input to Freddie Mac, and warning them of what he termed “insane lending practices” and that he “offered them advice on precisely what they didn’t do.”  In the early years of his associating with Freddie Mac, Gingrich provided them a number of written scenarios by which they could improve their relations with Congress – particularly Republicans who wanted to dismantle the government supported mortgage institution.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Biden speaks again; Obamacare's "premium assisstance"; Shut down Wall St. is the goal; Slain border agent killers erased from federal court records; Should Kagen recused herself:; 2009 Stimulus will shrink economy; Judge upholds dismantling of Occupy Wall St.; Obama sees America as a dark region; Protesting at Wisconsin Governor's home; Occupy and Lord of the Flies-style chaos; The riches of the poverty-striken in America;

"The trouble with Socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money"  Margaret Thatcher

Real Clear Politics quotes Biden: "Folks, you fired the first shot. It's not about Barack Obama. It’s not about Joe Biden. It’s about whether middle-class people are going to be put back in the saddle again – because you are the people who make this country move," Vice President Joe Biden said at a campaign event in Ohio today.
The Wall St. Journal opines: Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over. That's because the law has a major glitch that threatens its basic functioning. It's so problematic, in fact, that the Obama administration is now brazenly trying to rewrite the law without involving Congress. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act offers "premium assistance"—tax credits and subsidies—to households purchasing coverage through new health-insurance exchanges. This assistance was designed to hide a portion of the law's cost to individuals by reducing the premium hikes that individuals will face after ObamaCare goes into effect in 2014.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Reuters reports: Protesters hope to shut down New York's Wall Street   Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the "day of action" could be the group's most provocative yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain relations with city authorities. "I think we're certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Ed Needham. "I think it is very difficult to do a day of action and not expect some sort of reaction from the (authorities)," he said.
AZ Star Net writes: The case against the alleged killers of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has disappeared from federal court records, apparently sealed by a federal judge.
In May, federal prosecutors won an indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and others, and they announced it with a press release. Only Osorio-Arellanes’ name was visible in the indictment, but there were blacked-out words where other defendants’ names go.
Osorio-Arellanes was charged with second-degree murder and was not considered the likely shooter. He had been wounded during the gunfight that left Terry dead.
But in the ensuing months, the case disappeared from court records.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ writes: Should a justice who participated in ObamaCare's creation recuse herself from the court's review of that law? Of course. But then a nominee who lies in confirmation hearings shouldn't be on the court anyway. If Justice Elena Kagan were a person of character, she would sit out the Supreme Court's hearing of the challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
But during her confirmation hearings in June of last year, she indicated she would not. And since this Monday, when the court announced it would take the case, she has done nothing to suggest she will recuse herself after all. Nor has the court made any statement about her recusal, a convention it usually follows when a justice takes himself or herself off a case.
Redstate writes: We could have done a lot of good things with the $830 billion that was flushed down the toilet through the 2009 stimulus.  That money could have been used to permanently transform our entitlement programs to free-market personal ownership accounts.  It could have been used for massive pro-growth tax cuts.  Instead, it was used to grow perennial dependency and for special interest handouts.  But all of the supercilious smart economists say that it helps stimulate the economy, right?  After all, it is called stimulus.
Well, earlier today, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf admitted to Senator Sessions that in the long run the stimulus will shrink the economy.  He testified at a  Senate Budget Committee hearing that the stimulus will indeed “be a drag on GDP” over the next ten years.  Any diligent student of history already knew that, but now we have the “gold standard” of budget and economic scoring to affirm that self-evident truth.  Nevertheless, fear not, the stimulus will have a stimulating effect in the short-term.  That’s why we are enjoying a robust annual average GDP growth of…..1.4%.
Yahoo Finance reports: A New York judge has upheld the city's dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, saying that the protesters' first amendment rights don't entitle them to camp out indefinitely in the plaza.
Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman on Tuesday denied a motion by the demonstrators seeking to be allowed back into the park with their tents and sleeping bags.
Police cleared out the protesters in a nighttime sweep early Tuesday. The judge upheld the city's effective eviction of the protesters after an emergency appeal by the National Lawyers Guild.
The protesters have been camped out in privately owned Zuccotti Park since mid-September. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he ordered the sweep because health and safety conditions and become "intolerable" in the crowded plaza.
Politico writes: America, in the view of President Barack Obama, is not a happy place. It is a dark region where people cheat each other; corporations brutalize the public, and opportunity is out of reach.
Obama’s relentless reelection focus on America’s demons is a communications error that could haunt his bid for a second term.  Americans want to be told the truth. They don’t want their president to pretend that the economy is thriving.
But what they probably won’t abide is a message that there is something fundamentally wrong with the nation that Obama, like some prophet preaching through Gomorrah, was sent to fix.
But Obama is trying out a reelection model that posits a broken country which needs him to “finish the job” he started.
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Newsmax reports: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wasted no time taking on critics who launched an effort to recall him Tuesday, saying that protests outside his home were "crossing the line" and showed disregard for families in his suburban Milwaukee neighborhood.
Opponents have been protesting outside Walker's private home as part of their campaign to remove Walker from office next year. They officially launched a drive Tuesday to collect 540,208 signatures needed within 60 days to force a recall election in the spring.

The UK Telegraph opines: The failure of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its descent into Lord of the Flies-style chaos, and in many instances thuggery and criminality, is emblematic of the dramatic decline of the Left in the United States. The ragtag encampments that President Obama earlier described as expressing “the frustrations that the American people feel”, are now being swept from the streets of New York, Oakland, Portland, and across America, no doubt to great applause from locals who have had to put up for weeks with unsanitary tent cities on their doorstep. Nancy Pelosi should now be eating her words Telegraph (UK), by Nile Gardiner
According to CBS News, "the number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, representing the largest number of Americans in poverty in the 52 years since such estimates have been published by the U.S. Census Bureau." MSNBC said, "The U.S. poverty rate remains among the highest in the developed world." Let's look at a few poverty facts.
Heritage Foundation researchers Dr. Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield laid out some facts about the poor in their report "Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America's Poor" (9/13/2011). Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. Nearly three-fourths have a car or truck, and 31 percent have two or more. Two-thirds have cable or satellite TV. Half have one or more computers. Forty-two percent own their homes. The average poor American has more living space than the typical non-poor person in Sweden, France or the U.K. Ninety-six percent of poor parents stated that their children were never hungry during the year because they couldn't afford food.
"The Material Well-Being of the Poor and the Middle Class Since 1980" (10/25/2011) is a research paper by professor Bruce D. Meyer of the University of Chicago and The National Bureau of Economic Research and professor James X. Sullivan of the University of Notre Dame. In it they report: "Our results show evidence of considerable improvement in material well-being for both the middle class and the poor over the past three decades.
Our congressionally caused recession has indeed caused needless hardship for many Americans, but the big poverty and income stagnation hype is part and parcel of an agenda to make us more accepting of politicians getting their hands deeper into our pocketbooks in the name of helping the poor.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NLRB joked about suit against Boeing killing jobs; Obama plan for $433 million for experimental smallpox drug; Envy is ignorance; A protest of the protest; The costs of the protests; 70 Dump trucks later; Protesters to shut down Wall St. on Thursday; Obama and his personal insults; Congressmen legally use insider information on stocks; Muslim Brotherhood in government postions; Occupy organizer plans infiltration of military; Occupy Portland protester had incendiary devices for confrontation with police; Stunning media bias

The Washington Examiner reports: New documents obtained by Judicial Watch show acting National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Lafe Solomon joking that the NLRB's suit against Boeing would kill jobs in South Carolina. Commenting on a Planet Labor article whose headline suggests Boeing might not be able to open its new plant in South Carolina because of "antiunion behavior," Solomon writes:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The LA Times reports: Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.
Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company's financial demands, senior officials replaced the government's lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show.
When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.
Siga was awarded the final contract in May through a "sole-source" procurement in which it was the only company asked to submit a proposal. The contract calls for Siga to deliver 1.7 million doses of the drug for the nation's biodefense stockpile. The price of approximately $255 per dose is well above what the government's specialists had earlier said was reasonable, according to internal documents and interviews.
If there were an attack, the government could draw on $1 billion worth of smallpox vaccine it already owns to inoculate the entire U.S. population and quickly treat people exposed to the virus. The vaccine, which costs the government $3 per dose, can reliably prevent death when given within four days of exposure.
Siga's drug, an antiviral pill called ST-246, would be used to treat people who were diagnosed with smallpox too late for the vaccine to help. Yet the new drug cannot be tested for effectiveness in people because of ethical constraints — and no one knows whether animal testing could prove it would work in humans.,0,4293298.story
Frank Meil writes in the Daily Interlake: Which is why I say, now and forever, I am the 1 percent. I won’t turn my back on my fellow Americans who have succeeded. I won’t let the mob take away my honor by turning me against those who have a better material existence than I do.
As Emerson explained succinctly, “Envy is ignorance.” Material success only matters to those who have lost their way spiritually. The 1 percent and the 99 percent are the same people with different clothes. And if I try to take the clothes off my brother’s back, just what kind of neighbor am I? What kind of human am I?
Wealth is not the issue; justice is. There will always be a 99 percent and a 1 percent, but that is not unjust. It is simply a fact of life. Injustice occurs when the 99 percent threaten the 1 percent because they outnumber them. Injustice occurs when the 99 percent use their majority status to commandeer the wealth of the 1 percent.
And if I stand by and let that happen, then I am unjust. So I will stand with the 1 percent. Even though I don’t have much money of my own, I cannot stand by and watch the wealth of my brethren be stolen. That is not the American way; it is the communist way. In America, what is mine is mine and what is yours is yours. So even though I have no money, I will proudly proclaim that I am a capitalist.
I will proudly proclaim that I am Dolores Broderson.
Do you know her? You should. She is the 78-year-old woman knocked down a flight of cement stairs in Washington, D.C., by a mob of “Occupy D.C.” protesters earlier this month. Her crime? Nothing. She was just collateral damage.
That’s scary, isn’t it? But it gets to the root of why Occupy Wall Street is a fundamentally anti-American movement. Targeting and dehumanizing a small group of people in order to motivate revolution is the stuff of Russia or Germany, not the United States of America. It usually starts small, like the attack in Washington, but eventually — if it is encouraged by those in power — it reaches the level of a pogrom or a mob attack on an entire population of people who are seen as dangerous to the interests of the majority. That mentality is fueled by anti-Semitic and incendiary rhetoric such as “Jewish bankers,” “Humanity vs. the Rothschilds,” “It’s Yom Kippur: Banks should atone!” and “One day the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich.”
The sad news is that all of those slogans were found not at a 19th century pogrom and not in Nazi Germany, but at Occupy Wall Street events. One particularly vicious display of anger had a man dressed as Christ (complete with a crown of thorns) carrying a sign that read, “I threw out the moneylenders for a reason.” This is the original blood libel — combining the myth that the Jews had killed Jesus with the claim that Jewish bankers are evil, dangerous overlords.
So if you want to make a difference in this country, do yourself a favor. Step away from the 99 percent, and join the 1 percent. Stand with those who are being maligned. Stand with the Jews. Stand with Dolores Broderson. Stand up and be counted.
We are the 1 percent.
NBC writes: Downtown residents and business owners angry that their neighborhood has been occupied for two months by the Wall Street demonstration are staging a protest of the protest Monday, declaring that City Hall has let it get out of control.  
Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers say they will rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message.
"Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced," Lower Manhattan resident Linda Gertsman told NBC New York.
Exasperated residents and businesses said they are "pursuing all options," including lawsuits against the city, the mayor and the private company that owns Zuccotti Plaza, the encampment headquarters.
According to the New York Post, since the Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park on September 17, protestors have cost surrounding businesses $479,400. Local jewelry shops, restaurants, and beauty salons complain that aggressive signs and reports of violence have dissuaded patrons from visiting their establishments – essentially driving struggling small companies out of business.
Weekends, it seems, are even worse. Angry protestors invariably parade up and down Broadway, scaring tourists and preventing would-be shoppers from making any purchases.
There are also a myriad of unexpected expenses preventing small business owners from keeping their companies solvent. The rising costs of running water, toiletries, and repairs have skyrocketed in recent months as occupiers liberally use bathrooms as their own personal washrooms and destroy company property. Meanwhile, businesses are often required to stay open later – especially coffee shops – when intransigent protestors refuse to leave after closing. Alas, this leads inevitably to higher staffing costs. The expenditures are currently estimated at more than $9,000 a day!$500,000
The Gateway Pundit writes: City officials needed 70 dump trucks to clean up the filth after the Occupy Portland squatters were removed this weekend from two downtown parks.
Oregon Live reported:
A dozen city employees today plan to finish clearing Chapman and Lownsdale squares of debris and trash so engineers and horticulture experts can survey damage to the parks’ structures and trees.  [The crew cleaning up the park were all wearing gas masks!]
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Reuters) - Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality.
Protest organizers acknowledged that the "day of action" could be the group's most provocative yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain relations with city authorities.
"I think we're certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Ed Needham.
"I think it is very difficult to do a day of action and not expect some sort of reaction from the (authorities)," he said.

American Thinker writes: Calling America "lazy" last weekend was only the latest and broadest insult from President Obama. America has become accustomed to Obama's lashing out at entire groups of people.  What has been all too little appreciated is his seeming delight in bullying, if not demeaning, individuals face-to-face.  He is protected from angry responses not just by the Secret Service, but by the reverence his victims have for the office he holds.
This is a level of respect for the institution of the presidency that Obama does not share or hold dear.  For him, the bully pulpit has taken an entirely different -- and disgraceful -- meaning from the one given to it by Teddy Roosevelt.  What does it say about Barack Obama that he indulges in personal insults? What does this mean for America?
Hence, the attacks against policemen (stupid and probably racist for doing their job in Boston by apprehending a suspected criminal, that happened -- too bad for them -- to be a Friend of Barack); greedy doctors (for yanking out kids' tonsils and lopping off legs of diabetic for fun and profit); "fat-cat" bankers; stupid Republicans (who needed Obama's jobs bill legislation broken into bite-sized pieces because they couldn't understand it all at once); and other numberless straw men whom Obama periodically sets up before he sets a match to them.  Even his lame and rare attempt at poking fun at himself for being a poor bowler was tarnished by an insensitive comparison to Special Olympians.
Victor Davis Hanson has a collection of groups that Obama has demonized in Obama's Target List; Randall Hoven also has done so in his Insulter-in-Chief column for American Thinker.
John McCain was trying to get a point across to president Obama regarding the process by which the health care bill was produced.  Obama chose not to respond on the merits, but just to slap McCain down -- letting him know his place -- with the rejoinder "the election is over, John."  Surely McCain dealt with worse at the hands of the North Vietnamese, but why did Obama have to taunt him?
Obama enjoys ambushing people.  He invites them to events just to humiliate them in front of an audience.
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(CBS News) Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information - but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets? As Steve Kroft reports, members of Congress and their aides have regular access to powerful political intelligence, and many have made well-timed stock market trades in the very industries they regulate. For now, the practice is perfectly legal, but some say it's time for the law to change.;videoMetaInfo-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Excerpt from the WND article: “Another Brotherhood-tied figure influencing the White House is Azizah al-Hibri.
Obama this June appointed her to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. A Muslim professor, al-Hibri is also the granddaughter of a sheik, who claims the Saudi criminal justice system is more moral than the American one because it accepts blood money from murderers.
Al-Hibri herself has proclaimed: “Islamic fiqh (law) is deeper and better than Western codes of law.”
She served on the advisory board of the American Muslim Council and made joint appearances with its leader Abdurahman Alamoudi. Now defunct, the AMC was a front group for the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, and Alamoudi was the Brotherhood’s top leader in America. He is now behind bars as one of al-Qaida’s top fundraisers in America.
Even at the FBI, he notes, an Iranian-born Muslim has taken over the agency’s weapons of mass destruction program.”
The Ulsterman Report writes: Months ago our Wall Street Insider gave explosive details regarding an Obama supported plan to unionize the United States military.  Just released video shows an Occupy organizer speaking openly about ongoing and future infiltration of the American military and the need to coordinate with the “industrial workers” of the world.
The gentleman in the video clip also happily shares examples of enlisted men shooting their commanding officers as a means of “undermining U.S. imperialists” from dominating Vietnam – the example of what he says happened then is clearly meant as an example of what he hopes to see happen now.  In essence, this man is openly embracing the idea of control of at least part of the military to be used as weapon by the Occupy movement in its war against free-market America.
Big Government write: A traffic stop of a speeding vehicle led to the arrest of three men, who claimed to be Occupy Portland demonstrators, and the seizure of incendiary devices, gas masks and fireworks.
In addition to the marijuana, Postlewait found a quantity of firecrackers and two commercially manufactured mortars like those fired into the air during professional pyrotechnic displays.  The mortars were contained in glass “Ball” canning jars.  Also found in the car were two gas masks, some protective eye goggles, and safety helmet. All three suspects said that they had spent the night at the Occupy Portland demonstration.  They admitted that they brought the seized items to the demonstration in preparation for a confrontation with police when they expected to be forcibly removed from the park.  They admitted being at the protest during the police confrontation and had left about an hour before Postelwait stopped them.
Real Clear Politics reports: "Last night at the Republican debate, some of the hopefuls, they hope to get your job, they defended the practice of waterboarding which is a practice you banned in 2009. Herman Cain said, quote, 'I don't see that as torture.' Michele Bachmann said that it's, quote, 'very effective.' So I'm wondering if you think that they're uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?" CNN's White House correspondent Dan Lothian asked President Obama in Hawaii.  [No, no media bias here!  Even Obama was stunned by the question.]

Monday, November 14, 2011

President's message to EU leaders not well received; "Global Governance" undermines sefl-government; Vatican calls for "global public authority"; DOJ refuses call for Kagan documents on health care law; "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it " is false Obama promise; Stryker must cut 5% of workforce due to Obamacare fee on medical devices; Electric car, Chevrolet Volt, ignites; Anti-semitism on the rise; $1 billion for another "We Can't Wait" project; Obama portrayed as energetic thru his 'We Can't Wait" law-making; Lawsuits use 1875 Supreme Court case;

For those of you who ponder why I post articles such as the following, it is because we were all told during the last Presidential election campaign that Bacack Obama would heal the wounds of America and make the world love us once again, that "we are the ones we've been waiting for."
 It is relevant to see if that is true.
From the London Daily Mail: The president who is well on his way toward borrowing more money than any other president — the first president to downgrade the nation’s credit — had a late-night conference call with European leaders to chew them out for not meeting his standards when it comes to managing a nation’s money. 
 “Barack Obama has read the riot act to the leaders of several European countries — saying more dramatic action is needed to avert a eurozone meltdown. The U.S. President made telephone calls to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano late last night. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the president had demanded faster action from Europe.”
More of that Smart Diplomacy President Obama bragged about.
The Eurozone’s debt is lower than the United States and lower as a percentage of the Eurozone’s economic output. Also, Eurozone deficits, overall, are about half those of the United States, again, as a percentage of economic output.
The president’s lecture was not well met in the story’s comments section:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jewish World Review reports: The attacks of 9/11/01 awoke Americans — by no means all — to the threat posed by totalitarian interpretations of Islam. John Fonte, a scholar at the Hudson Institute, has long been concerned about another ideology that is perhaps no less dangerous to free peoples.
It goes by names that sound either vaguely utopian, like "global governance," or too wonky to worry about, like "transnational progressivism."
But in a new book, Sovereignty or Submission, Fonte makes clear how this ideology — widely embraced in Europe and, increasingly, among elites in the U.S. as well — is stealthily undermining liberal democracy, self-government, constitutionalism, individual freedom and even traditional internationalism, the relations among sovereign nation-states. To put it bluntly: While the jihadists call for "Death to the West!" the transnational progressives are quietly promoting civilizational suicide
Chick Publications writes, and the Chicago Tribune also reports: The current global economic crisis has pushed world leaders to begin recommending a world government. The Vatican is now calling for a “global public authority,” including a world central bank controlling global financial affairs. An 18-page document released by the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department was entitled, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority.” It condemned the “idolatry of the market” and called for an in-depth examination of “the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence.” “Selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods,” is blamed for the economic crisis which, it predicted, would lead to “a climate of growing hostility and even violence, and ultimately undermine the very foundations of democratic institutions, even the ones considered most solid.”
CNS News reports: The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing to comply with a request from the House Judiciary Committee to provide the committee with documents and witness interviews that the committee believes, as Chairman Lamar Smith (R.-Texas) put it in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, would allow the panel “to properly understand any involvement by Justice Kagan in matters relating to health care legislation or litigation while she was Solicitor General.”
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weekly Standard writes: Throughout the Obamacare debate, President Obama repeatedly promised, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” Now, Gallup reports that from the first quarter of 2010 (when Obama signed Obamacare into law) to the third quarter of this year, 2 percent of American adults lost their employer sponsored health insurance. In other words, about 4.5 million Americans lost their employer-sponsored insurance over a span of just 18 months.
This is not what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had predicted would happen. Rather, the CBO had predicted that Obamacare would increase the number of people with employer-sponsored insurance by now.  It had predicted that, under Obamacare, 6 million more Americans would have employer-sponsored insurance in 2011 than in 2010 (see table 4, which shows the CBO’s projected increase of 3 million under (pre-Obamacare) current law and an additional 3 million under Obamacare). So the CBO’s rosy projections for Obamacare (and even these paint a frightening picture) are already proving false.
The Free Press reports: Stryker, the Kalamazoo-based maker of artificial hips and knees, will cut 5% of its global workforce by the end of next year to reduce costs in the face of new fees on device makers required by the U.S. health care law.
The job cuts will reduce annual pretax operating costs by more than $100 million beginning in 2013, when the medical-device excise tax is scheduled to take effect, Stryker said Thursday in a statement. Stryker had more than 20,000 employees as of Dec. 31, according to Bloomberg News data.|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NY Times reports: Federal safety regulators said Friday that they were examining lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars because a Chevrolet Volt ignited three weeks after it underwent a crash test.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also said it was working with all automakers to develop postcrash procedures to keep occupants of electric vehicles and emergency personnel who respond to crash scenes safe.
General Motors, which began selling the Volt last December, defended it as “a safe car” and said the fire would not have occurred if G.M.’s protocols for deactivating the battery after the crash had been followed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Reuters) - New York City police were investigating a possible hate crime in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn where cars were set on fire and anti-Semitic symbols spray painted on benches.
Police responded to 911 calls reporting cars ablaze early Friday morning. When they arrived, they found three cars, including a BMW and a Lexus, on fire, according Sgt. Carlos Nieves.
Another vehicle, a red van, had "KKK" spray painted on it, representing the racist group Ku Klux Klan. Police also found eight benches with Nazi swastikas spray painted on them.

Washington Post reports: The Obama administration will announce Monday as much as $1 billion in funding to hire, train and deploy health-care workers, part of the White House’s broader “We Can’t Wait” agenda to bolster the economy after President Obama’s jobs bill stalled in Congress.
Grants can go to doctors, community groups, local government and other organizations that work with patients in federal health-care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The funds are for experimenting with different ways to expand the health-care workforce while reducing the cost of delivering care. There will be an emphasis on speed, with new programs expected to be running within six months of funding.
Daily Caller reports: “The We Can’t Wait initiatives won’t wait for President Obama to return from abroad. We have some announcements coming this week,” he tweeted.
This week, the president is taking a scenic tour of diplomatic meetings in Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia. Officials have downplayed expectations of any significant deals or breakthroughs, but the tour is expected to produce many images for use in Obama’s campaign ads.
The “We Can’t Wait” PR campaign magnifies regulatory and rule changes within the administration to portray the president as an energetic leader who is working hard on behalf of Americans, and to portray Republicans as partisan hacks who are eager to block government action.

Robert and Patricia Haynes discuss the Michigan law that forces them to join a union because they care for their kids with cerebral palsy.
The National Patriot reports: According to the United States Supreme Court, Obama is ineligible to be the President. That’s right, you read that correctly. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that Obama is ineligible to serve as President.

This is the argument currently being made by the Liberty Legal Foundation.
The Liberty Legal Foundation has filed not 1 but 2 lawsuits, one in Arizona and the other in Tennessee neither of which have one single thing to do with Obama’s birth certificate OR challenging whether or not Obama was born in the United States.
There is no need for either in regard to these lawsuits.
Back in 1875, the United States Supreme Court, in Minor v, Happersett, ruled that:
“Natural Born Citizen” was defined as children born of two U.S. citizens – regardless of the location of the birth. It found: “The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.”
Obama’s problem, by his own admission and records of the State Department is this:
Obama’s father was not a United States citizen.
Therefore, via Minor v, Happersett and the United States Supreme Court in 1875, Obama is ineligible because, since his father was not a U.S. citizen, Obama is not a natural born citizen.
For a person to run, as his or her party’s nominee for President, the party must issue certification that the person named is eligible under the United States Constitution to become President.