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MSM: "Obama Overrides Congress To Buy $690 Million Worth Of Russian Choppers For Afghan Air Force" [04/15/13] "Apparently America has too many jobs so Obama will be spending taxpayer money to support Russia’s defense industry on behalf of Afghanistan. And he’s doing so over the bipartisan objections of Congress from both the right and left and a ban on buying them written into the NDAA. The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakerswho allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians. [...]"
Concepts and Practices: "Obama: “Government Tyranny Is Impossible", Because "Government Is Us" [04/06/13] "The thing that makes Obama so frightening to people who care about freedom isn’t necessarily the things he writes down on paper. Lets face it, every politician to ever hold office, regardless of their intentions or their party affiliation, has done nothing but kick the can of tyranny down the road for the next guy to further exploit. However, the thing that is extra creepy about Obama is that he is an extremely skilled propagandist. He is constantly putting forward collectivist rhetoric, which is obviously crafted to deceive and diminish the rights and importance of the individual in society. In nearly every speech you can hear the sophistry, and sometimes he even comes out and lays down his propaganda in plain English, as he did recently in Colorado. He said, "... We can’t do background checks because the government’s going to come take my guns away.’ The government’s us. These officials are elected by you … I am constrained as they are constrained by the system that our founders put in place.” [...] By saying that himself and the rest of the government are constrained, he is saying that the government has no ability to force their will on the general population. It should be obvious to anyone by now that this is not the case and that what we were told in history class is not right, government tyranny has been with us since the founding of the country, and is with us moreso today. [...] As Murray Rothbard explained decades ago in “Anatomy of the State : "With the rise of democracy, the identification of the State with society has been redoubled, until it is common to hear sentiments expressed which violate virtually every tenet of reason and common sense such as, “we are the government.” The useful collective term “we” has enabled an ideological camouflage to be thrown over the reality of political life. If “we are the government,” then anything a government does to an individual is not only just and un-tyrannical but also “voluntary” on the part of the individual concerned. If the government has incurred a huge public debt which must be paid by taxing one group for the benefit of another, this reality of burden is obscured by saying that “we owe it to ourselves”; if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is “doing it to himself” and, therefore, nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government were not murdered; instead, they must have “committed suicide,” since they were the government (which was democratically chosen), and, therefore, anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part. One would not think it necessary to belabor this point, and yet the overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or lesser degree. We must, therefore, emphasize that “we” are not the government; the government is not “us.” The government does not in any accurate sense “represent” the majority of the people. But, even if it did, even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority. No organicist metaphor, no irrelevant bromide that “we are all part of one another,” must be permitted to obscure this basic fact. [...]" Related: "Obama: 'I Am Constrained By A System That Our Founders Put In Place'" [1:45] Note: Stupid sequential ...
MSM: "How A Legal Technicality Could Unravel Obamacare" [04/05/13] "The Affordable Care Act faces other legal hurdles—including a challenge that only could have been made after the Supreme Court’s ruling. The right-leaning Pacific Legal Foundation amended its challenge to the ACA after the Supreme Court upheld the insurance mandate under Congress’ taxing powers. The group's challenge turns on the Origination Clause in the U.S. Constitution, which requires that bills for raising revenue start in the House of Representatives. Problem is, the group argues, Obamacare started in the Senate. The clause has one loophole that might be Obamacare’s salvation: the Origination Clause doesn’t apply to bills that create specific government programs for which the U.S. is trying to raise revenue. [...]" [Cross-Posted]
Commentary: "Symbols of Bush-era Lawlessness Flourish Under Obama" Rolling Stone [04/03/13] "During the George W. Bush years, two of the most controversial elements of what was then called the Global War on Terror were the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) program and the creation of the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay. The RDI program included waterboarding and other forms of torture, as well as so-called black site prisons where detainees were held incommunicado after being abducted by the CIA, and sometimes tortured by members of the host country's security forces. [...]"
MSM: "Judge Rejects Obama Administration Argument that Declassifying Guantanamo Case Documents is Too Much Work" [04/02/13] "U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth rejected the administration’s argument, and said he was “troubled by the government’s apparent lack of urgency in issuing public versions of classified materials filed in Guantánamo proceedings.” [...]"
MSM: "At Miami Port, Obama Pushes Ambitious Plan To Overhaul Nation’s Infrastructure" [04/01/13] "Obama came to the congested ocean port here on Friday to promote his plans to rebuild the nation’s “raggedy” roads, bridges, schools and other infrastructure with a marriage of public and private investment. [...]" Note: Again, simplistic, puerile short-sighted rhetoric which ignores existing dynamics on all levels. There will be no resources or efforts in this area .... they're not interested and out of time.
MSM: "Obama Administration UN Representative says USA will Vote Yes On Arms Trade Treaty" [04/01/13] "The National Shooting Sports Foundation today strongly objected to the last-minute reversal of the U.S. government position regarding the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. In the closing hours of negotiations on Thursday, March 28 213, the government abandoned its previous insistence that the treaty be approved only through achieving “consensus” of all the member states. [...]" [cross-posted]
LaRouche: "Obama Is Impeachable Under 27 of the 35 Articles" [03/31/13] "David Swanson, investigative journalist and author, who has been a leading activist in tracking the war crimes of George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Dick Cheney, has blasted Obama for being worse than Bush in his policies of ignoring the Constitution regarding balance of powers, in torture, murder, imprisoning people without trial, and in large- scale spying against American citizens. Swanson, founder of the website "afterdowningstreet" which is now called "warisacrime.org," wrote 70 articles of impeachment against George W. Bush, 35 of which were adopted by former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) in a formal bill. Now, Swanson says that Obama can be impeached for many of these same actions. [...]"
MSM: "Brennan's Likely Pick for Top Spy Job Has Torture Ties" [03/31/13] "A woman who helped run the CIA's detention and interrogation program after 9/11 and green-lighted the destruction of interrogation videos is in line to become the new chief of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the Washington Post reports. The woman, who is undercover and thus not named, is already running the department temporarily—the first woman to ever hold the top position; now newbie CIA director John Brennan, himself no stranger to controversy, must make the prickly decision of whether to appoint her permanently. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s “No Fly” List For Fedex And UPS" [03/30/13] "The Obama administration is notorious for crony capitalism, through which big businesses reap huge riches by virtue of their cozy association with government. Big oil, big car companies, big agrobusinesses, big banks, and big drug corporations are among the legally privileged cronies who are profiting at the expense of nonprivileged competitors and of customers who pay higher prices. Now the Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to institute the shipping version of a “no fly” list on behalf of the big pharmaceutical companies and in the name of the war on drugs. The DOJ wants America’s two largest courier/delivery services to open and report on the shipments from online pharmacies, allegedly to staunch the flow of illegal pharmaceuticals. Here’s the catch: the DOJ wants packages opened even when there is no reason to suspect illegal contents. [...] The courier companies have a long tradition of refusing service to shippers who are identified as criminal suspects by law enforcement. But the DOJ refuses to provide a list of what are called “rogue pharmacies” — that is, online pharmacies functioning without a license. Instead, the DOJ is broadly targeting shipments of online pharmacies that may be entirely legal. This is similar to giving airlines a “no fly” list that does not bar individuals but instead names an entire industry. [...]"
Commentary: "Monsanto Openly Wrote Own Monsanto Protection Act" [03/29/13] "It should come as no surprise to many of you to find out that Monsanto actually authored the wording of its own Monsanto Protection Act hidden in the recently passed and signed Continuing Resolution spending bill. How could a major corporation write its own laws and regulations, you ask? Quite frankly I think it’s important to understand that the entire Senate passed the bill containing the Protection Act, but the politician who actually gave Monsanto the pen in order to write their very own legislation is no others than Roy Blunt — a Republican Senator from Missouri. As the latest IB Times article reveals, the Missouri politician worked with Monsanto to write the Monsanto Protection Act. This was confirmed by a New York news report I will get to shortly. [...]" Related: "Betrayal from the White House as Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act" | "Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law After Promising GMO Labeling In 2007" | See also below: "How Monsanto Outfoxed The Obama Administration" [03/16/13]; "New ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Gives Monsanto Power Over US Government" [03/16/13]; "Monsanto Protection Act" to Be Voted On By Congress" [03/16/13]
Commentary: "Obama Ignores Nullification, Says Federal Agents Will Enforce Obamacare" [03/26/13] "In a move that is reminiscent of the tyrannical actions of Abraham Lincoln that led to the War of Northern Aggression, Barack Obama says that he will not wait on states to enforce Obamacare. Instead his administration has announced its intent is to completely disregard the state’s Tenth Amendment rights to nullification of the Obamacare law, via their passed legislation and state constitutions. In fact, his administration has said that in states where they refuse to comply with federal healthcare mandates that agents from the Department of Health and Human Services will assume absolute control over the state’s health insurance industry. [...]"
Commentary: "Hotel Drill Simulates Obama Rescue" [03/17/13] "... of the many things worrisome about Obama’s upcoming 1st trip to the Jewish state, this is one of them. Besides the outright possibility of him being assassinated to then be blamed on some Palestinian (as Israel was planning to do to George H.W. Bush at the Madrid Peace Conference in 1992) there is also the possibility of Obama being ‘kidnapped’, only later to be ‘saved’ by IDF, therefore bringing about a complete reversal of Israel’s well-deserved image as a nation of thugs and terrorists, and thus putting America on the hook as ‘owing’ a debt to Israel that can only be ‘repaid’ by launching a war against Iran. [...] Obama’s visit, which begins Wednesday, will be secured by thousands (15,000) of police officers. According to requirements received from the American teams, every single person involved in securing the convoy or serving the president’s entourage – including waiters and producers – has undergone security screening.[...]" Related: "Israel’s Iron Dome to Protect Obama From the Same Terrorists He Supports" "“The innovative counter-missile weapon is to be deployed there, not just as a spectacle to honor the US president for his contribution to its development, but out of necessity for his safety,” reports DebkaFile. “Air Force One might be seen as fair game for the ground-to-ground missiles wielded by Al Qaeda units fighting Assad in Syria and its affiliates in the Sinai Peninsula at the very moment that the US President steps down to the strains of the IDF welcoming band.” The fear is that Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists who have poured into Syria to lead rebels in the fight against Bashar Al-Assad over the last 12 months could target Air Force One using missiles loaded with poison chemicals. The newly positioned Iron Dome will remain in place for three days while Obama visits Israel and Jordan. Existing missile defense systems positioned north and south of Tel Aviv were deemed insufficient to protect against the possibility of a rocket attack targeting Obama’s plane. The spectacle of Israel having to put new security measures in place to protect Obama from the very same terrorists benefiting from his administration’s support of the insurgency in Syria is absurdly ironic. [...]" | "Obama Middle East Trip 2013: Iran, Israel-Palestine On The Agenda" "... He will also make several cultural stops, all steeped in symbolism, in the region. They include the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem; Mount Herzl, where he'll lay wreaths at the graves of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism, and Yitzhak Rabin [...]"
Buffoonery: "Obama To Announce $2 Billion Plan To Get US Cars Off Gasoline" [03/17/13] "This afternoon, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to direct our cars, trucks and buses to a realm that doesn’t include gas stations. During a visit to Argonne National Laboratory, he will call for $2-billion energy security trust fund dedicated to research to boost automobile efficiency, enhance battery technology and expand the use of biofuels, among other clean-energy efforts. The ultimate goal: getting the country off oil. [...]" Related: Simplistic, puerile short-sighted rhetoric which ignores existing dynamics on all levels.
Trends: "Obamacare Revolt: Physicians Fight Back Against the Bureaucratization of Health Care" [03/16/13] "... Direct primary care is part of a larger trend of physician-entrepreneurs all across the country fighting to bring transparent prices and market forces back to health care. This is happening just as the federal government is poised to interfere with the health care market in many new and profoundly destructive ways. Obamacare, which takes full effect in 2014, will drive up costs and erode quality—and Americans will increasingly seek out alternatives. That could bring hordes of new business to practitioners like Neuhofel, potentially offering a countervailing force to Obamacare. (One example, the Surgery Center of Oklahoma's Dr. Keith Smith, profiled for Reason TV in September, is doing big business offering cash pricing for outpatient surgery at prices about 80 percent less than at traditional hospitals.) [...]"
Commentary: "How Monsanto Outfoxed The Obama Administration" [03/16/13] "In at least one recent instance, the Obama administration has supported that dominance. In Bowman v. Monsanto – the highly publicized case heard by the Supreme Court last month that pits the company against a 75-year-old farmer – the administration argued in favor of Monsanto’s position. The case asks whether Monsanto can employ patents to control how farmers use not just its seeds but also their progeny. In his brief the solicitor general argued that if patent rights for Monsanto’s crops were reduced, “[t]he incentive to invest in innovation and research might well be diminished.” “It’s a great frustration,” Carstensen says. “If the Obama administration really cared about technological innovation, they would have come in and tried to free technology from being captured by a single company.” Instead, he says, they have “protected Monsanto’s interest.” The Obama administration opened the Monsanto investigation as part of a signature effort to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement. In the end the administration appears mainly to have fortified the immense power of a chief target. [...]" Related: "New ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Gives Monsanto Power Over US Government" "There truly is no rest for the wicked, and Monsanto is at war once again against health conscious consumers with the latest ‘Monsanto Protection Act‘, managing to sneak wording into the latest Senate legislation that would give them blanket immunity from any USDA action regarding the potential dangers of their genetically modified creations while under review. The USDA would be unable to act against any and all new GMO crops that were suspected to be wreaking havocon either human health or the environment. It’s a legislative weapon that could be passed as early as next week if we don’t gather enough support to force our Senators to eliminate the section. It all started in the late hours of Monday night, when lobbyists working for the Monsanto-fronted biotechnology industry managed to slide a ‘rider’ (through the deceptively worded Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735) into the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill on the table of the Senate. [...]" |"Monsanto Protection Act" to Be Voted On By Congress"
MSM: "Oklahoma House of Representatives Passes ObamaCare Nullification Bill" [03/14/13] "Standing as a bulwark of liberty, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill protecting citizens of the Sooner State from the unconstitutional provisions of ObamaCare. By a vote of 72-20, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 1021, a bill that if signed into law would stop the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known as ObamaCare) at the borders of the sovereign state of Oklahoma. The bill’s primary proponent is State Representative Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow). A board-certified family practice physician and surgeon, he is particularly aware of the threat to liberty and good health care posed by ObamaCare. In an exclusive conversation with The New American, Dr. Ritze reported that the debate in the House was passionate and included testimony from a partially paralyzed colleague who stands to lose his medical coverage as a result of the mandates of ObamaCare.
MSM: " Spooks: Automatic "Spending Cuts Jeopardize U.S. Safety And Security" [03/14/13] [112:02] "3/11/13 C-SPAN [...]"
Flashback: "Senators Say Patriot Act Is Being Misinterpreted" [03/13/13] "Two senators claimed on Thursday that the Justice Department had secretly interpreted the so-called Patriot Act in a twisted way, enabling domestic surveillance activities that many members of Congress do not understand. At the same time, Congress and the White House were rushing to enact legislation to prevent a lapse in several of the federal government’s investigative powers under the Patriot Act that were set to expire at midnight. The Senate passed the bill 72 to 23 late in the afternoon, and within hours the House approved it 250 to 153. In an unusual move, a White House spokesman said that President Obama, who was in Europe, would “direct the use” of an autopen machine to sign the bill into law without delay. During the debate, Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and a member of the Intelligence Committee, said that the executive branch had come up with a secret legal theory about what it could collect under a provision of the Patriot Act that did not seem to dovetail with a plain reading of the text. “I want to deliver a warning this afternoon: When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they will be stunned and they will be angry,” Mr. Wyden said. He invoked the public’s reaction to the illegal domestic spying that came to light in the mid-1970s, the Iran-contra affair, and the Bush administration’s program of surveillance without warrants. Another member of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Mark Udall, Democrat of Colorado, backed Mr. Wyden’s account, saying, “Americans would be alarmed if they knew how this law is being carried out.” The Obama administration declined to explain what the senators were talking about. [...]"
Commentary: "US Citing Security To Censor More Public Records" [03/12/13] " The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but more often than it ever has it cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations. The AP's analysis showed the government released all or portions of the information that citizens, journalists, businesses and others sought at about the same rate as the previous three years. It turned over all or parts of the records in about 65 percent of all requests. It fully rejected more than one-third of requests, a slight increase over 2011, including cases when it couldn't find records, a person refused to pay for copies or the request was determined to be improper. The AP examined more than 5,600 data elements measuring the administration's performance on government transparency since Obama's election. People submitted more than 590,000 requests for information in fiscal 2012 — an increase of less than 1 percent over the previous year. Including leftover requests from previous years, the government responded to more requests than ever in 2012 — more than 603,000 — a 5 percent increase for the second consecutive year. When the government withheld or censored records, it cited exceptions built into the law to avoid turning over materials more than 479,000 times, a roughly 22 percent increase over the previous year. In most cases, more than one of the law's exceptions was cited in each request for information. [...]"
Commentary: "The White House 'Closing To The Public' Isn't Just About Saving A Few Bucks" [03/11/13] "So the White House is closing its doors to the public today. Budget cuts related to the sequester are the blame. The WH tours are closed after a decision by the Secret Service that it could not afford to maintain security. The savings for shuttering the WH comes to a measly $2m over the next seven months. I’m thinking this is a bullshit move by Obama [...]" Note: They simply have an agenda, and use any trumped-up reason necessary to justify the end. One can easily peruse the trickle of headlines having to do with this specific dynamic and see that it's all smoke and mirrors, with all participants mired in deception. After all it is a 'criminal class' no matter what 'planet' it's on. They'll be doing it again after they leave here, soon, somewhere else. Related: "Despite “Sequestration”, DHS Still Spending Millions Of Dollars On Weapon Parts"
MSM: "Alan Grayson, Florida Congressman: "Replace Sequester Cuts With Ending Afghanistan War" [03/09/13] [3:12] "Democratic Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told HuffPost Live on Friday that he believes the automatic spending cuts triggered by sequestration should be replaced with a bill to immediately end the war in Afghanistan. "Listen, we're facing a nine percent cut in the food stamps program, a nine percent cut in home heating oil programs, nine percent cut in civil aeronautics, nine percent cuts in all sort of things that people actually use in their everyday lives -- and we'd save the same amount of money if we simply ended the war in Afghanistan now," Grayson told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski. "What's the point?" Grayson continued. "Can't we at least make intelligent choices and get our priorities straight?" Grayson said his amendment, which was blocked by Republicans before it could go to a vote, would call for ending the war in 30 days, unless President Barack Obama felt this would put American servicemen and women's lives at risk. "Let's face it, the war is going on and on and on with no real gain from it," Grayson said. "There's no real reason why it has to continue into next year, and if we simply ended it sooner, we wouldn't have any need for these cuts." [...]" Related: "Blast Rocks Kabul" "An explosion rocked Kabul Saturday during a press briefing in Afghanistan at the same time that newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in the country, officials said. [...]"
Buffoonery: "GOP Senator Applauds Passage Of Law He Voted Against" [03/09/13] " Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was among those celebrating President Barack Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act into law on Thursday. Except he voted against the bill -- and tried to gloss over that fact even as he praised one of the law's provisions. [...]"
MSM: "US Senate Approves John Brennan, Tied To Torture And Drone Assassination, As CIA Director" [03/08/13] "The Senate vote confirming the mastermind of Obama’s drone program followed a revealing quarrel within the establishment about the government’s right to assassinate Americans on US soil. [...]"
MSM: "House Passes Funding Bill, Obama Reaches Out To Senate" [03/07/13] "Legislation easily passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday to avert another partisan budget battle and a possible government shutdown, as President Barack Obama also opened new lines of communication with Republicans. By a vote of 267-151, the House passed a measure to fund government programs until the end of the fiscal year on September 30. The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to pass a similar bill next week. Without such legislation federal agencies would run out of money on March 27. [...]"
MSM: "I Am A Zionist. You Don’t Have To Be A Jew To Be A Zionist." [03/07/13] [39:56] Note: Joe Biden Bows to AIPAC. Knowing what it is, judge for yourself. In the normal, usual interpretation of planetary cultural political dynamics, Biden would be cast as less than honorable, to say the least. Remember Cicero's comments. See header on Special Articles panel. [Cross-posted]
Flashback: "The Coming Obama Thugocracy" Oct 2008 [03/06/13] "In October 2008, a month before Obama defeated Sen. John McCain to begin his first term, National Review's Michael Barone warned of "The Coming Obama Thugocracy." "In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama Thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead," Barone wrote in his nationally syndicated column. How visionary. [...]"
US Politics: "Obama Presents A False Choice On The "Sequestration" [03/02/13] " Obama is giving a little speech/press conference on the sequestration that is starting today. He's blasting the Republicans for letting these cuts go through, and arguing correctly that they will harm the economy. But he's also presenting a false choice. He's saying that the reasons the cuts are going forward as they are is because the Republicans aren't agreeing to any deficit reduction in terms of closing tax loopholes. But that's not the only choice. We could just cancel the cuts, and not replace them anything. Obama's frame only makes sense if there's some existential reason that we need to have deficit reduction now. There isn't. It's totally arbitrary. And someone should be making the case to cancel the cuts, without making up the deficit reduction elsewhere. [...]"
Commentary: "The Ridiculous Sequester and Debt Ceiling Fear Propaganda" [02/28/13] [4:56] Note: All the hoopla is over 2% of the Fed Budget.
Commentary: "Judge Napolitano: Obama’s Legal Justification For Drones Is Hogwash" [02/27/13] [5:40] "Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses the recent revelation by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs that he was told to never admit to the existence of the CIA drone program. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. You’re not even to discuss that it exists,” Gibbs said Sunday on MSNBC. That admission has raised questions again over the use of the top-secret strikes against terror suspects abroad. [...]"
Propaganda Theatre: "Obama To Threaten Iran With Military Strike In June, Israeli Media Reports" [02/27/13] " Obama says the United States could launch an attack on Iran as early as this June, Israeli media reports. According to a report on Israel’s Channel 10 News that has since been picked up by the Times of Israel, Pres. Obama will use an upcoming meeting overseas to discuss a military strike on Iran. Pres. Obama is scheduled to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month, and during the get-together the two leaders will reportedly work out the details for a possible assault. Pres. Obama will tell Netanyahu that a “window of opportunity” for a military strike on Iran will open in June, Channel 10 claims. [...]"
MSM: "Judge Napolitano: The “Sequester” Is Not A Budget Cut, Because There Is No Budget" [02/27/13] [3:20] Related: "3rd Density Addicts: 5 Sequester Facts to Know Before Committing Suicide" [2:17] "To hear Obama tell it, the impending $85 billion in spending cuts to the federal budget known as the sequester are the worst disaster since Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards. But before you dive deep into depression, here are five facts that should take the sting out of the sequester. [...]"
Propaganda Theatre: "Homeland Security Chief Threatens Terror Attacks if Budget Cuts Go Through" [02/27/13] "Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano issued veiled threats, claiming that automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, could trigger new terror attacks by reducing operations funds and delaying processing times ahead of March 1, when cuts begin. The Secretary further warned that “the U.S. Border Patrol will be forced to furlough agents, costing nearly a quarter of the workforce,” while the White House as a result (as they hypocritically mull a costly amnesty). The intent of Napolitano’s speech to intimidate budget cuts with the threat of new attacks was clear, despite her claims to the contrary. “I’m not here to scare people; I’m here to inform and let people begin to plan,” Napolitano stated. “I don’t think we can maintain the same level of security at all places around the country with sequester compared to without sequester.” [...] In reality, such budget cuts would never affect Homeland Security’s Continuity of Government programs (aided by secret, untouchable black budget funds). However, the cuts could be used as a pretext to punish travelers with increased wait times, slower travel, delayed flights and stifled free movement across the nation. The invasive practices of the TSA have already triggered a , with many Americans and international visitors refusing to undergo the humiliating treatment supposedly conducted to stop would-be terrorists. Clearly, this is yet another episode of shameless fear-mongering to protect the embryonic occupation government that Homeland Security, erected under the spectrum of 9/11 fear, represents. [...]"
MSM: "HR 347 Signed Into Law in Secret By Obama: Protestors Outside of "Free Speech" Zones Guilty of Felony" [02/27/13] [3:34] "Judge Andrew Napolitano weighs in."
Commentary: "Billionaire Burglar Breaks Into Obama's Cabinet" [02/20/13] "A parade of media reports this week name Penny Pritzker as Obama's prime choice for Secretary of Commerce. No longer will criminal bankers have to lobby the administration - because now they'll have one of their own in the Cabinet. We never heard of this guy Barack Obama until 2004. Less than three years before taking the presidency, he was in the Illinois state senate, a swamp of scammers, backhanders, and party machine tools - not a stellar launch pad for the White House. And then, one day, state Sen. Barack Obama was visited by his fairy godmother. Her name is Penny Pritzker. In 2012, Chicago Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans. In 2011 the Forbes 400 list of America's wealthiest showed her as the 263rd richest person in the U.S., estimated net worth of US $1.7 billion, and the world's 651st richest person. In 2009 Forbes named Pritzker as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Pritzger's net worth is listed in Forbes as $1.8 billion, which is one hell of a heavy magic wand in the world of politics. Her wand would have been heavier, and her net worth higher, except that in 2001, the federal government fined her and her family $460 million for the predatory, deceitful, racist tactics and practices of Superior, the bank-and-loan-shark operation she ran on the South Side of Chicago. Superior was the first of the deregulated go-go banks to go bust - at the time, the costliest failure ever. US taxpayers lost nearly half a billion dollars. [...]" Note: It would seem to be a conflict of interest for Pritzker (D-Judaic Monotheistic sequential) to be in the Cabinet ... ruling on policies that could be to her personal advantage ... that's how sequentials operate .. they are drawn to positions where their predispositions for apparent wealth, power and manipulation of others are well satisfied and can expand .. here ... but when 'she' dies, soon, like everyone else on this world, that Higher Self will end up expressing as a sequential incarnation on a communal fascist sequential world, where there is a pre-existing hierarchy, and that Higher Self won't have the opportunities for advancement that were available here on Earth, a world designated for simultaneous incarnational experience. There was a choice, either to throw caution to the winds and move towards ones immature predispositions, or begin to mature and progress as a Higher Self playing the 3rd density game. On Earth, that Higher Self dug shimself deeper into the mire and addiction to 3rd density existence on the 'plane of pain' ... that's the price that Higher Self paid, setting oneself even further behind in the 3rd density galaxy game. In contrast, many of us, when we leave, soon, will leave the 3rd density games behind forever, having matured on a higher level. Good riddance to those who just don't 'get it' yet, too.
Commentary: "Evidence Grows of Brennan's Saudi Ties, 9/11 Cover-up Role" [02/16/13] "When, on Feb. 8, 2013, former FBI agent John Guandolo appeared on the Tom Trento syndicated show, accusing President Obama's CIA Director nominee and White House counter-terrorism director, John Brennan, of being a Saudi intelligence asset and a convert to Islam, EIR counterintelligence researchers launched an investigation to corroborate or disprove the charges. Brennan, it was learned, had not only served as the CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996-1999. He had earlier served at least one tour as an analyst, based out of the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, early in his CIA career. And U.S. intelligence officials who had served with Brennan in the Middle East during his career at CIA confirmed that he had the highest levels of Saudi intelligence contacts of any American spy. [...]"
MSM: "Obama's Speech Exposed A 'Fatal Flaw' Of The Drone War" [02/14/13] "The Department of Justice White Paper on the targeted killing of U.S. citizens argues that the U.S. is in a non-international armed conflict (NIAC) with "al-Qaeda and its associated forces.” Using internationally-accepted Tadic test to identify armed conflicts, the paper argues that any U.S. operation against al-Qaeda and its associated forces — "even if it were to take place away from the zone of active hostilities" — is part of this conflict. Heller notes that although the "global conflict" argument is valid in principle, there is a fatal flaw in the administration's argument: the White Paper "completely ignores" the organization requirement of the Tadic test. For various groups that call themselves Al-Qaeda or associate themselves with the group to qualify as a single party, "they must – at a minimum – share a common command structure. ... different terrorist groups cannot be considered one organization simply because they share the same ideology." Hellet highlights the fact that "even the U.S. government rejects the idea that [Al-Qaeda] is a unified organization" since it divides al-Qaeda into three tiers: (1) core al-Qaeda; (2) “small groups who have some ties to an established terrorist organization, but are largely self-directed”; and (3) “homegrown extremists’ who ‘have no formal affiliation with al Qaeda, but… are inspired by its message of violence.” If those terrorist groups do not form a single organized armed group, there can be no single NIAC between the US and “al-Qa’ida and its associated forces.” And if there is no single NIAC between the United States and “al-Qa’ida and its associated forces,” the US cannot — by its own standards — justify targeting anyone who is a “senior operational commander” in one of those groups simply by citing the existence of the hostilities between the US and al-Qai’da in Afghanistan. Consequently, Heller concludes that "the White Paper authorizes the use of lethal force against individuals whose targeting is, without more, prohibited by international law." [...]"
MSM: "Obama Signs Executive Order On "Cyber Security" [02/13/13] "The order directs government officials to come up with standards to reduce cyber security risks within the next 240 days and encourage companies to adopt the new framework. It however has no legal power to force companies to adopt the framework of cybersecurity best practices. The framework will be technology-neutral and aimed at addressing security gaps in the computer networks of crucial parts of the country’s infrastructure – the electric grid, water plants and transportation networks. [...]" Note: The only people bound by Executive orders are government employees.
MSM: "GAO: 35% of Major Federal Regulations Were Issued Without Public Notice" [02/10/13] "According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), 35 percent of major federal regulations – those with at least $100 billion in annual economic impact – were issued without a public notice from 2003 to 2010. The GAO also said that 44 percent of non-major regulations were issued without a public notice, which is referred to as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The GAO found a large spike in this practice under President Barack Obama, with the percentage of major rules issued without public notice jumping from 26 percent in 2008 to 40 percent in 2009. The number of major rules issued this way also hit a high point in both 2009 and 2010. [...]"
MSM: "Daniel Ellsberg On NDAA: Obama Has More Power Than King George" [02/09/13] [8:10] " Daniel Ellsberg speaks at the press conference after the hearing for the second circuit court of appeals in the NDAA lawsuit, Hedges v Obama. He speaks about what is happening in the lawsuit, the erosion of the Bill of Rights and Bradley Manning. Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst turned whistleblower, most known for publishing the Pentagon Papers. [...]"
MSM: "The Cambodia Precedent: Justifying New Crimes On The Basis Of Past Crimes" [02/09/13] "For John Kerry the incoming Secretary of State, the bombing of Cambodia by the US was illegal. But, even as Kerry reaffirms his condemnation of US actions in Cambodia, it comes to light that in June his colleagues in the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees were issued a white paper from the Department of Justice which claimed US intervention in Cambodia as being a legal precedent for the administrations use of targeted killings using drone strikes. In fact, “legal precedent” might be too strong a term, because what is actually cited is an address given by legal counsel to the State Department to a legal forum. [...]"
Commentary: "Senate Hearing On John Brennan Whitewashes US Assassination Program" [02/08/13] "A Senate hearing on the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director whitewashed the US drone assassination program, largely ignoring its violation of core constitutional and democratic rights. [...]" Related "Media Covered Up US Assassination Base In Saudi Arabia" "For more than a year, several major US media outlets—including the Washington Post and the New York Times —deliberately concealed the existence of a US drone base in Saudi Arabia. The base was used to carry out many of the CIA’s extra-judicial assassinations, including the killing of at least two US citizens. The decision not to report on the location of the base was made at the direct request of the Obama administration, underscoring once again the role of the media as an auxiliary arm of the state. The drone base’s location was finally reported in an article published this week in the Times, shortly before a Senate hearing today for John Brennan[link to article on Brennan hearing], who has been nominated by Obama to head the CIA. Brennan reportedly played a key role in establishing the base in Saudi Arabia, and has been central in the drawing up of the administration’s “kill list” of individuals to be assassinated. (See, “The police state implications of Obama’s assassination program”) This false rationalization— that the location of the base was not particularly important or newsworthy—is contradicted by further statements from Times managing editor Dean Baquet. the The newspaper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan: “The government’s rationale for asking that the location be withheld was this: Revealing it might jeopardize the existence of the base and harm counterterrorism efforts. ‘The Saudis might shut it down because the citizenry would be very upset,’ [Baquet] said.” “Mr. Baquet said he had a conversation with a C.I.A. official about a month ago and, at that time, agreed to continue withholding the location, as it had done for many months.” According to Sullivan, as this week’s Times article was being prepared, the CIA and government were informed that the newspaper was planning on revealing the location and that “officials should contact Mr. Baquet if they wanted to discuss it further.” This time, there was no objection from the Obama administration.[...]" Note: This underscores the fact that the New York Times is a government and CIA-controlled entity, as is the Washington Post and other major media outlets.
MSM: "Feinstein Won’t Allow Anyone to Testify Against Brennan on Targeted Killings" [02/08/13] "Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, will not allow anyone to testify against John Brennan’s nomination to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Brennan will be the only witness at tomorrow’s hearing. In a letter to Feinstein, Ralph Nader and former Justice Department official Bruce Fein wrote that “experience teaches that the adversarial system is best calculated to discover the truth.” “By refusing to entertain witnesses who would challenge Mr. Brennan’s nomination, you are impoverishing the public debate that should inform the confirmation process,” Nader and Fein wrote. Fein said that he requested to testify “in person against the nomination because of Brennan’s notorious complicity in unconstitutional and criminal predator drone killings which combine prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner in a single person — the high water mark of tyranny in the view of the Constitution’s makers.” [...]" Related: "Judge Napolitano on Obama's Drone Strike Policy 'This Is the Power Claimed by Kings and Tyrants'" [3:42] | "John Brennan and Susan Rice: The Protectors of Osama bin Laden" "Two of the key individuals in the Obama administration who clearly bear responsibility for Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi and/or its cover-up, Obama Counterterrorism chief John Brennan, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice, played a direct role in 1998 in protecting Osama bin Laden. [...]"
Commentary: "Secret Rules Characterize Obama's Reign" [02/06/13] "Like any good imperial police state, Obama's is run by secret rules and secret killings. This reality is at the heart of two articles on Nero's rule, today, on widely different topics. "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield," is a new film by Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley which debuted last month at Utah's Sundance film festival. "Dirty Wars" documents the doings of JSOC, the Joint Special Operations Command, which is tasked with dispatching the names on Obama's secret "kill lists." Interviewed for the movie, JSOC operatives express their amazement that, despite their continual "activities," the kill lists keep growing. Writing about this under the headline "Obama's Secret Assassins," in Britain's Guardian, today, Naomi Wolf calls this "the biggest story—in our nation's contemporary history." "This arrangement," says Wolf, "where death squads roam under the sole control of the executive—is one definition of dictatorship. It now has the potential to threaten critics of the U.S. anywhere in the world." Wolf recounts that, in the movie, Scahill interviews Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who told him, "It is impossible for Congress to hold an informed public debate on the Patriot Act when there is a significant gap between what most Americans believe the law says and what the government is using the law to do. In fact, I believe many members of Congress who have voted on this issue would be stunned to know how the Patriot Act is being interpreted and applied. Even secret operations need to be conducted within the bounds of established, publicly understood law." Wolf notes that, in 2011, Wyden unsuccessfully tried to amend the Patriot Act to demand the Executive branch "end the practice of secretly interpreting the law." In similar vein, today's New York Times documents the secrecy inherent in the so-called "cyberwarfare," this most clearly targetting China. The article begins, "A secret legal review on the use of Americas growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad." New rules, which "will be highly classified, just as those governing drone strikes," will govern how U.S. forces (U.S. Cybercommand was recently given its own command, being "liberated" from Air Force oversight) will be able to search, defend and retaliate against a supposed foe. While the cyber-warriors at the Pentagon did not get everything they wanted—attacks against civilians and companies will still be under the control of the Department of Homeland Security—they will have control of any "major" attack, a "cyber 9-11." One senior official told the Times that cyberweapons are treated like nuclear weapons within the military: They should be unleashed only on the direct orders of the commander in chief. "There are very, very few instances in cyber operations in which the decision will be made at a level below the President," the senior official said. The article notes that authorship for cyberwarfare rules (as well as drones for that matter) has, for the last year of their revision, been under the close control of John Brennan, Obama's nominee for CIA director. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Bill, Officially Ending Debt-Limit Fight Until At Least August" [02/05/13] "Obama signed the "No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013" into law Monday night, the White House said, officially suspending the nation's debt limit through May 18. The bill also suspends pay for members of Congress if their chamber does not pass a budget resolution by April 15. The Bipartisan Policy Center estimates that number will be around $450 billion. The BPC also estimates that the next point the nation will need to raise the debt limit will come in August. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama: Accused Of Staging A Chemical Weapons Attack" [02/02/13] Video clip [4:28] "Foreign Policy magazine did an amazing bit of investigative reporting two weeks ago. They got the Obama administration to leak a classified cable—marked as “secret”—describing how Syrian dictator Bashar Assad had lobbed a chemical weapon on his own people in the city of Homs—murdering five and sickening dozens. They got the Obama administration to “anonymously” comment on the cable, giving extensive details about how the information was gathered, what group put together the information, and even pried from the mouth of the beast that the information came from a State Department-funded group called BASMA, which oddly doesn’t seem to exist. Also oddly, the mysterious chemical weapon canister that was lobbed into the city doesn’t seem to exist either. The article also has an amazing video compilation of Syrians supposedly choking on poison gas, choking on their vomit, breathing into respirators, and cursing that evil dictator Bashar Assad. Foreign Policy magazine even despatched an army of reporters to Homs, interviewing victims and the doctors who treated the victims and were especially interested in a neurologist by the name of Dr. Nashwan Abu Abdo. The good doctor did an extensive examination of the dead victims, especially taking body samples for evidence. Per the article: The doctors on the scene said they were not able to pinpoint the poison because they lacked the advanced laboratory equipment needed. They took blood, hair, saliva, and urine samples, but those samples are no longer viable for testing because too much time has passed, they said. Now, the attack is stated to have taken place on December 23, 2012. [...]" "Hacked Emails Reveal ‘Washington- Approved’ Plan To Stage False Flag Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria" "Alleged hacked emails from UK defense contractor Britam reveal a plan “approved by Washington” and funded by Qatar to stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria and blame it on the Assad regime, fulfilling what the Obama administration has made clear is a “red line” that would mandate US military intervention. The leaked emails, obtained by a hacker in Malaysia, feature an exchange between Britam Defence’s Business Development Director David Goulding and the company’s founder Philip Doughty;
MSM: "Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family" [02/02/13] "In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty. [...]"
MSM: "Obama’s ‘Jobs Council’ Shutting Down" [02/01/13] "Obama will let his jobs council expire this week without renewing its charter, winding down one source of input from the business community even as unemployment remains stubbornly high. When Obama in January 2011 formed his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, unemployment was hovering above 9 percent. Two years later, more than 12 million people in the U.S. are out of work. The unemployment rate has fallen to 7.8 percent, but both parties agree that’s still too high. A provision in Obama’s executive order establishing the council says it sunsets on Thursday. A White House official said the president does not plan to extend it. Officials said the president always intended for the council to fulfill its mission and then wind down, and said Obama would continue to actively engage and seek input from business leaders about ways to accelerate job-creation and economic growth. Among the steps Obama plans to pursue are expedited permits for infrastructure projects, plus programs to boost entrepreneurship and workforce development. [...]" Note: All political rhetoric .... there is no way to implement correction of the problems before society collapses and no intelligence to extract the situation even if time would go on ...
MSM: "Obama: Free Market Is 'The Greatest Force For Economic Progress' The World Has Ever Known" [01/27/13] [2:51] Note: Stupid idiot: Related: Flashback: "Greenspan Admits Free Market Ideology Flawed" 2008 Mr. GREENSPAN: Flaw in the model that I perceived is a critical functioning structure that defines how the world works, so to speak. Rep. WAXMAN: In other words, you found that your view of the world, your ideology was not right. It was not working. Mr. GREENSPAN: How it - precisely. That's precisely the reason I was shocked, because I've been going for 40 years or more with very considerable evidence that it was working exceptionally well.
MSM: "Pay To Sin: 'Obamacare' To Hit Smokers With Huge Penalties" [01/27/13] "Smokers, beware: tobacco penalties under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act could subject millions of smokers to fees costing thousands of dollars, making healthcare more expensive for them than Americans with other unhealthy habits. The Affordable Care Act, which critics have also called “Obamacare”, could subject smokers to premiums that are 50 percent higher than usual, starting next Jan 1. Health insurers will be allowed to charge smokers penalties that overweight Americans or those with other health conditions would not be subjected to. A 60-year-old smoker could pay penalties as high as $5,100, in addition to the premiums, the Associated Press reports. A 55-year-old smoker’s penalty could reach $4,250. The older a smoker is, the higher the penalty will be. Nearly one in every five U.S. adults smokes, with a higher number of low-income people addicted to the unhealthy habit. Even though smokers are more likely to develop heart disease, cancer and lung problems and would therefore require more health care, the penalties might devastate those who need help the most – including retirees, older Americans, and low-income individuals. Ultimately, the law that is meant to make health care more affordable could have the opposite effect on older smokers at a time when smoking-related illnesses usually arise. [...]"
Legal Case: "Obama Recess Appointments Unconstitutional" [01/26/13] "In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess. The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments he made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and hence the five-person board did not have a quorum to operate. But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intra-session” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks. They said Mr. Obama erred when he said he could claim the power to determine when he could make appointments. “Allowing the president to define the scope of his own appointments power would eviscerate the Constitution’s separation of powers,” the judges said in their opinion. The judges said presidents’ recess powers only apply after Congress has adjourned a session permanently, which in modern times usually means only at the end of a year. If the ruling withstands Supreme Court scrutiny, it would dramatically constrain presidents in the future. And the court ruled that the only vacancies that the president can use his powers on are ones that arise when the Senate is in one of those end-of-session breaks. That would all but eliminate the list of positions the president could fill with his recess powers. [...]"
MSM: "Obama to Shut Down U.S. Southern Air Defense Systems on March 15, 2013" [01/24/13] "As the U.S. government continues to expand surveillance and monitoring systems to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars within the borders of the United States, a recent announcement regarding the country’s southern air defense systems is raising eyebrows. Our southern border is, in part, protected by the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), which utilizes moored balloons hovering at about 15,000 feet to identify low flying aircraft and missiles that may penetrate the border and cross into U.S. airspace. The system is utilized by the U.S. Air Force, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a number of missions including detection of drug smuggling and preservation of the air sovereignty of the continental United States. According to Exelis Systems Corporation, the company that built and jointly maintains TARS with the U.S. Air Force, the government has ordered a complete shutdown of Aerostat flight operations: The government also indicated its intent that aerostat flight operations will cease on March 15, 2013, and that the remainder of the fiscal year will be used to deflate aerostats, disposition equipment, and prepare sites for permanent closure. We are currently reviewing all the details of the RfP and evaluating the possible impacts on the program and our workforce. We continue to communicate with the government on this matter, and we will have more information in the coming days and weeks. [...] An Exelis employee close to the TARS project had this to say about the closure of the sites: “Not only will this closure mean hundreds of people will be out of jobs, but it also means our borders will not be safe, especially along the remote U.S. Mexico Border like in Texas. These defense radars detect low flying aircraft infiltrating our borders. Without these defense radars, low flying aircraft will go undetected. It will be open season for any drug/gun/slave smugglers, terrorists flying in with nukes, low altitude missiles, or even a full scale low elevation invasion/attack against America.” With China actively and openly deploying Russian-made low altitude strategic bombers, designing EMP weapons capable of disabling the country’s power grid infrastructure, and establishing economic zones within the United States, it’s difficult to imagine the motivation behind the move to further weaken U.S. air defenses on the southern border. If September 11, 2001 was any indication of our air defense capabilities, and considering that any ground invasion of the United States would originate on our southern border, then wouldn’t we want as many early warning systems as possible to be actively protecting our country in these specific areas?"
MSM: "Mukasey: Obama’s Executive Orders Are Legal" [01/18/13] "Former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey appeared on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” Wednesday night with a message that left the host looking rather disappointed. Rebutting the Republican talk show host, Mukasey said that President Barack Obama’s executive orders so far have been legal, as much as he finds them distasteful. He even expressed agreement with the Supreme Court’s finding that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, leaving Hannity looking perplexed. [...]" Note: Another Zionist steps up to the plate.
MSM: "White House Raises Petition Signature Threshold To 100K" [01/18/13] "Beginning today, petitions filed on WhiteHouse.org's We the People platform will need to log 100,000 signatures in 30 days to receive an official response from the Obama Administration, quadrupling the previous minimum of 25,000. The higher threshold will "ensure we're able to continue to give the most popular ideas the time they deserve," Macon Phillips, the White House's director of digital strategy, wrote in a blog post today. "This new threshold applies only to petitions created from this point forward and is not retroactively applied to ones that already exist." [...]"
MSM: "Obama 'Extends Presidential Power' In Bypassing Congress On Gun Control" [01/17/13] "During the past two years as his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Congress has grown, Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws. "Where they won't act, I will," he said in October 2011 as part of a "We Can't Wait" campaign he launched 10 months after Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, the president has turned to executive orders, policy directives, waivers, signing statements and other administrative steps to bypass Congress and act on contentious issues, including immigration, welfare, education reform and now gun violence. [...] Analysts say the partisan gridlock of the moment is part of a longer trend in which the legislative branch, established under the Constitution as the first branch of the federal government, is giving way increasingly to a presidency.[...] Rarely does Congress or the Supreme Court reverse executive orders, according to legal scholars. When they are reversed or modified, it usually is by a future president. [...]" Related: "Edwin Meese: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Gun Control" "Former Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese, now a prominent emeritus official at the Heritage Foundation, became the latest conservative to warn that President Obama could risk impeachment if he takes executive action on reducing gun violence .... if he were “to try to override the Second Amendment in any way” with an executive order. He did allow that there are some executive actions related to guns that Obama could take wouldn’t be impeachable. [...]" | "GOP Rep. Threatening Impeachment: Obama Using Children Like Saddam Hussein Did To Push His Laws" "Another day, another threat of impeachment. This time, the threat is coming from Republican congressman Steve Stockman. Stockman sat down with Greta Van Susteren tonight to explain his outrage over President Obama potentially issuing executive orders on gun control tomorrow. He observed that Obama will be joined by young children tomorrow, comparing the president’s use of children to Sadaam Hussein‘s. (...) Stockman said that he has enough people on his side, telling Van Susteren he is counting her in his corner. Van Susteren laughed it off, saying she has no “dog in this fight.” Stockman ended the interview with an offhand, open-ended remark about Obama bringing children to his announcement. [...]" | Commentary: "Ten Articles Of Impeachment Of Barack Hussein Obama" "Resolution Impeaching Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Resolved, That Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate: [...]"
Propaganda Theatre: "Obama Uses Lincoln to Assert the Necessity of Socialist Ideology in America" [01/16/13] "The Obama administration has carefully used comparisons between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln from ideology to having both adopted Illinois as their home state. Mainstream media follow suit as the propaganda machine designed to sway the populace by printing pro-Obama/Lincoln articles. Just as socialist ideology dictates, the leader will choose an icon to compare themselves to and aide in their personification that elevates them to god-like status. At Obama’s inauguration ceremony on January 21st, where he will deliver a speech under the official theme “Faith in America’s Future” which focuses on unity and perseverance. Lincoln’s bible will be used to swear Barack Obama to the US presidency; along with a bible provided by Martin Luther King, Jr. family. [...]"
Propaganda Theatre: "Obama Uses Children to Assert the Necessity of ‘Gun Control’ in America" [01/16/13] "White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced this afternoon that President Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals including assault weapons bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. Carney said that the president will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden as well as children who wrote to the president after the Newtown shootings. [...]" Related: "Other Tyrants Who Have Used Children As Props" |"Gov. Perry: Using Massacre of Children to Advance Agenda 'Disgusts Me'..."
US Politics: "Obama Administration Hiding Info On Targeted Killings Of Americans – Senator" [01/15/13] "A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being “adequately forthcoming” with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan, the frontrunner for the post of Director of the CIA, asking Brennan to provide Congress with the secret legal opinions defining the government’s capacity to pursue and kill US citizens suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by law have access to classified legal opinions – but, Wyden writes, the Obama administration has denied him access to the opinions governing targeted assassinations of American citizens. Wyden stressed that it is vital that the legal opinions guiding such conduct be distributed so that Congress and the public can “have full knowledge of how the executive branch understands the limits and boundaries of this authority,” the letter reads. Wyden has tried for more than two years to gain access to the information, but has received either unsatisfactory responses or no response at all. Now, he wants the information before Brennan’s confirmation hearing before the Senate. He has also asked for written assurance that future legal opinions related to the surveillance and assassination of American citizens be provided to the country’s lawmakers. “For the executive branch to claim that intelligence agencies have the authority to knowingly kill American citizens but refuse to provide Congress with any and all legal opinions that explain the executive branch’s understanding of this authority represents an alarming and indefensible assertion of executive prerogative,” Wyden’s letter reads. The senator has also requested a list of countries in which the intelligence community has used its “lethal counterterrorism authorities,” saying that the committee has the right to know “countries where United States intelligence agencies have killed or attempted to kill people. The fact that this request was denied reflects poorly on the Obama Administration’s commitment to cooperation with congressional oversight,” the letter continues. He also asks Brennan to prepare to discuss a massive recent Senate Intelligence Report on the CIA’s torture techniques and interrogation methods. Wyden seems to be particularly interested in hearing about why the CIA “repeatedly provided inaccurate information about its interrogation program to the White House, the Justice Department, and Congress.” Brennan is chief counterterrorism advisor to President Obama, who nominated Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency on January 7, 2013. Brennan now faces a Senate confirmation. [...]"
MSM: "Biden: White House Readies 19 Executive Actions On Guns" [01/15/13] "The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday [...]"
Commentary: "The Scandal That Will Bring Obama Down" [01/14/13] "It’s even worse than we previously thought. A retired four-star admiral is now claiming that Barack Obama intentionally conspired with America’s enemies to stage a bogus attack and the kidnapping of an American ambassador so he could “negotiate” the release of a “hostage” and bolster his mediocre approval ratings just prior to the election! The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: “the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi… was the result of a bungled abduction attempt…. the first stage of an international prisoner exchange… that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik’…” But something went horribly wrong with Obama’s “October Surprise.” Although the Obama Administration intentionally gutted security at the consulate prior to the staged kidnapping, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed direct orders to stand down, saved American lives, single-handedly killed scores of attackers…and the attackers, believing that Obama had betrayed them, tortured Ambassador Chris Stevens and dragged his body through the streets. Some will say that Admiral Lyons’ accusation is not a smoking gun. We agree; that’s exactly why Congress must investigate Benghazi-gate. Moreover, we firmly believe the problem with Admiral Lyons’ assertion is that he is only scratching the surface; the full and complete truth may be much, much worse. Benghazi-gate is not about a bogus YouTube video series of lies. It’s not about the Obama Administration’s foreign policy ineptitude. We are dealing with something much more sinister… something potentially treasonous… and the following questions, posed in an article in The New American, go to the heart of the matter: [...] It’s clear. Benghazi-Gate is only a small piece of a much larger operation, an attempt to conceal what The New American calls “the Obama administration’s full role in helping violent Jihadists and self-styled al Qaeda terrorists.” Prior to the election Barack Obama continually told us that “Osama bin-Laden is dead and GM is alive”; but the sad truth is that Osama bin-Laden’s organization is alive and well, and the Obama Regime may be giving aid and comfort to this terrorist network. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s Cabinet Of Austerity And War" [01/14/13] "Obama’s cabinet selections demonstrate that his second term will be focused on social cutbacks at home and violent aggression abroad. [...]"
MSM: "Chomsky Blasts Obama: He Has No Moral Center" [01/14/13] [25:00] "In a video published by Al Jazeera English on Saturday, MIT professor and activist Noam Chomsky slammed President Barack Obama for using aerial drones to kill suspected terrorists. Chomsky said that a black activist had recounted a story in which a group of African American women visited the President following his inauguration in 2009. After the meeting, the disappointed women told the black activist, “this man has no moral center.” “I think they’re right,” Chomsky said. “If you look at his policies, I think that is what they reveal. Just some nice rhetoric here and there. If you look at the actual policies, they’re pretty shocking. The drone assassination campaign is a perfectly good example. I mean, that’s just a global assassination campaign.” [...]" Note: Yeah ... a psychopathic narcissist. Related: "Former Adviser: Obama As ‘Ruthless And Indifferent To Rule Of Law’ As Bush"
MSM: "Obama Signs Law Giving Himself, Bush Lifetime Secret Service Guard" [01/13/13] "Former presidents have to give up rides on Air Force One. But now they don't have to give up being shadowed by the armed-and-earpieced bodyguards of the Secret Service. Obama on Thursday signed into a law a measure giving him, George W. Bush and future former presidents and their spouses lifetime Secret Service protection, the White House announced. The legislation, crafted by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, rolls back a mid-1990s law that imposed a 10-year limit on Secret Service protection for former presidents. Bush would have been the first former commander in chief affected. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Nominates Mastermind Of Controversial Drone Strike Programme As Next CIA Director" [01/08/13] "The man who has masterminded the expansion of a drone programme that has carried out more than 300 remote strikes against terrorist targets, killing some 2,500 people, is to be nominated as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. John Brennan, 57, the current head of counter-terrorism, has also provoked ire on the Left because of his connection during the Bush administration, when he was a senior CIA officer, to ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ such as water-boarding, which many regard as torture. [...]" Note: In the mid-1940's the US defined waterboarding done to US servicemen by the Japanese as torture. Brennan's dynamic is overtly psychopathic ... another reincarnated retread ... Related: "Welcome To The FOURTH Term Of The Bush Presidency" [3:54] 1/7/13 RTNews | "If You Thought Obama’s Drone Godfather Was Powerful, Wait ‘Til He’s At The CIA" | General Who Ran US Drones Admits They Cause 'Visceral Resentment' Toward America"
MSM: "Obama Close To Choosing Jack Lew To Replace Geithner As Treasury Secretary" [01/08/13] "Obama could announce this week his choice to nominate Jack (Jacob) Lew to be the next Treasury Secretary, Bloomberg's Hans Nichols is reporting. Lew is the first Orthodox Jew to hold the position of White House Chief of Staff, and would replace Timothy Geithner, who is also Jewish, in the role. Lew's former boss on the National Security Council, Sandy (Samuel) Berger, who is also Jewish, commented that "Lew's faith never got in the way of performing his duties.[...]" Note: Interesting patterns of belief system influence, continuing ... 'Jack' (Jacob)Lew has spent most of his career in government, but during the financial crisis, he was embedded inside one of the country’s biggest banks as it nearly imploded. From 2006 to 2008, he worked at Citigroup in two major roles, a notable line in his résumé given that as Treasury secretary, he would be charged with implementing new rules regulating Wall Street. But Lew did not have just any position at the bank. In early 2008, he became a top executive in the Citigroup unit that housed many of the bank’s riskiest operations, including its hedge funds and private equity investments. Massive losses in that unit helped drive Citigroup into the arms of the federal government, which bailed out the bank with $45 billion in taxpayer money that year. Reference
MSM: "Obama Nominates Hagel For Secretary Of Defense" [01/08/13] "... The former senator shares many of the same ideals of Obama's first Pentagon leader, Republican Robert Gates. When Obama became president in 2009, he asked Gates to remain as defense secretary. Both Hagel and Gates talk of the need for global answers to regional conflicts and an emphasis on so-called soft power, including economic and political aid, to bolster weak nations. "A Hagel nomination signals an interest in, and a commitment to continuing a bipartisan approach to national security," said David Berteau, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. [...] “This is an in-your-face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of Israel,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said during a CNN interview Sunday. [...]" Related: Hagel's Nomination Signals Intent To Accelerate Ops In 35 African Countries" "... the deployments, under the newly formed AFRICOM, fit nicely inside the frame of Obama's two recent nominations — that of drone warfare king John Brennan, and foreign policy conservative Chuck Hagel. [...]"
Commentary: "The Obama/al-Qaeda Alliance: Questions for Congressional Investigators" [01/06/13] "While claiming credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden (OBL), President Barack Obama was forging an alliance with al-Qaeda, first, to overthrow the government of Libya, and now, the government of Syria. This reckless and lawless policy of allying with the perpetrators of 9/11/2001, and now, 9/11/2012, to conduct war without the consent of Congress, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, runs the immediate danger of leading to world war, which can only mean thermonuclear war. This is “the elephant in the room,” which explains why the Obama Administration has lied and attempted to cover up the true facts about Benghazi. The policy of allying with al-Qaeda, and covering up that alliance and its consequences, is, indeed an impeachable offense. The President of the United States as well as all members of the Senate and the Congress swear an oath to “support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.” The President has violated that oath. The question is whether members of Congress will have the courage to fight for the truth and for justice on behalf of the victims of this criminal policy and will uphold their own oath of office. [...]"
MSM: "Wyden On FISA Reauthorization: 'There's Going To Be Extraordinary Anger' " [01/05/13] [1:34] "This week, Obama renewed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, despite his own misgivings about the law's broad reach. The law allows the government to use warrantless wiretapping to monitor overseas phone calls and emails, and keeps the interpretations of the how the law can be applied secret from the public. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) spoke to HuffPost Live's Mike Sacks on Thursday about his opposition to the application of the law. "When the public finds out that these secret interpretations are so dramatically different than what the public law says, I think there's going to be extraordinary anger in the country," Wyden told HuffPost Live. "Because it's one thing to have debates about laws... but we assume that the law itself is public." [...]" Note: Extended Video And Analysis
MSM: "Obama Has Quietly Renewed The Warrantless Wiretap Law For Another 5 Years" [01/01/13] "As everyone’s attention is focused on the slew of taxes set to increase in 2013, President Barack Obama has quietly signed into law a five-year extension to the warrantless intercept program that monitors the overseas activity of 'suspected spies and terrorists'. The program would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president’s approval, but won final passage in the Senate [...]"
MSM: "Narcissist Obama Uses Funeral Service to Refer to Himself 63 Times" [12/23/12] "President Barack Obama used the funeral for Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye to talk about himself. In the short 1,600 word speech, Obama used the word “my” 21 times, “me” 12 times, and “I” 30 times. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama, Guns, Psychiatric Meds, And Mass Hypnosis In Newtown, Connecticut" [12/16/12] "Mayor Bloomberg is leading the charge to take away guns in the wake of the Newtown child murders. The pressure is on. Apart from grandstanding, which Bloomberg knows how to do, this is all about deflection from the main event: the killer himself. Last night, I watched network coverage, wherein, of course, the anchors were in Newtown, standing on the street, “trying to make sense of the whole thing.” If they’re so interested, along with the public, in figuring out why Adam Lanza killed all those children, you would think, with their enormous resources, they would find out who Lanza’s doctor-psychiatrist was in five minutes and ask him about his patient. Of course, that’s sacred ground. Patient-doctor confidentiality. Except the patient is dead. So much for the networks wanting to know who Adam Lanza really was. It’s all a sham. They just want to keep asking the question over and over, pretending to be in the dark about the whole thing. They want to “deepen the mystery” and emphasize how futile it is to get into the mind of a killer. They’ve got that rap down. They use it every time one of these mass murders happens. They know about the psychiatric-drug connection to murders and suicides. But they won’t say the magic words. They’ll just keep biting their tongues. And “out of respect for the victims,” the drug companies aren’t running ads anywhere near this media coverage. Translation: the companies don’t want to encourage the public to make the connection between meds and murder. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Signs Whistle-Blower Bill For US Workers" [11/29/12] "Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government operations. Capping a 13-year effort by supporters of whistle-blower rights, the new law closes loopholes created by court rulings, which removed protections for federal whistle-blowers. One loophole specified that whistle-blowers were only protected when they were the first to report misconduct. Obama also signed legislation that protects U.S. airlines from having to pay into a European Union program to cut down on pollutants. Earlier this month, the EU postponed its enforcement of the payment for non-EU airlines amid protests from numerous countries and threats of a possible trade war. The whistle-blower law makes it easier to punish supervisors who try to retaliate against the government workers. The federal official who investigates retaliation, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner, said her office “stands ready to implement these important reforms, which will better ensure that no employee suffers retaliation for speaking out against government waste or misconduct.”[...]"
MSM: "Companies Plan Massive Layoffs As Obamacare Becomes Reality" [11/20/12] "Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying off employees as a result of Obama’s 'health care' law: [...]"
Beyond 2012: "Obama Begins Push for "New National Retirement System" [11/19/12] "A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning. [...]" Note: They plan on stealing all the resources and replacing it with more government 'annuities', removing peoples control over their own wealth.
US Politics: "The Democrats Are Quietly Stealing Romney's Tax Plan" [11/14/12] "Ahead of the election, Mitt Romney scored well on economic issues – with many polls saying Romney was viewed as better for the economy than Barack Obama. It appears Democrats in the Senate and House are heeding those results. [...]"
Commentary: "Rats Jumping Ship: High Profile Gangsters Leaving Obama" [11/11/12] "Just days after mafia boss Barack Obama was re-elected to his throne, several of his key foot soldiers appear to be jumping ship from his Administration. Obama will be hard pressed to fill these positions with such obedient thugs. The first confirmed departure, CIA Director James Petraeus, was likely forced out. People in high profile positions don't usually tell the ugly truth about why they are resigning unless the mafia has dirt on them. Petraeus cited an extra-marital affair as the reason for stepping down. Usually this type of activity is overlooked by the mafia as normal behavior, but apparently Petraeus has some personal integrity. "In his mind, in his views, with his code of ethics and morals, he did a very dishonorable thing," said a U.S. military official and long-time aide to Petraeus. "This had nothing to do with Benghazi, nothing to do with his relationship with the White House." Translation: It had everything to do with his refusal to take part in the Benghazi cover up. [...]"
Flashback: "The Story of Obama: All in the Company" [11/07/12] "Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen has discovered CIA files that document the agency’s connections to institutions and individuals figuring prominently in the lives of Barack Obama and his mother, father, grandmother, and stepfather. The first part of his report highlights the connections between Barack Obama, Sr. and the CIA-sponsored operations in Kenya to counter rising Soviet and Chinese influence among student circles and, beyond, to create conditions obstructing the emergence of independent African leaders. [...]"
Commentary: "Widespread Bankruptcy Of Obama-Backed Green Energy Companies Continues As State Of Economy Worsens" [11/07/12] "As idyllic as it might sound in theory, the pumping of billions of taxpayer dollars into green energy programs aimed at decreasing reliance on fossil fuels and foreign oil has not exactly led to the positive advancements in clean energy we were all told it would. According to a recent report by The Daily Caller, as many as 50 of the green energy companies that received massive loans or grants from federal and state governments in recent years are struggling to survive or have gone completely belly up. The infamous $825 billion “stimulus” package hatched by the federal government back in 2009 as a way to supposedly kick start the economy included an $80 billion allotment for green energy subsidies, a substantial portion of which went towards the now-failed Solyndra corporation, not to mention nearly a dozen other teetering or flopped companies as of January of this year. But now that number has more than quadrupled, with literally dozens of companies under investigation for abuse, waste, and blatant fraud. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama And The Paradox Behind His African American Support Base" [11/04/12] "Black" Americans still back Obama despite steep plunge in their economic fortunes... [...]" Note: It's understandably a 'paradox' to them why that happens ..... They only see the 'body' and not spirit as the individual ... It simply is what it is. Allegiance to body-related aspects of reality no matter what .... more group thought ...
MSM: "Report: Voting Machines In Battleground States Switching ‘Romney’ Votes To ‘Obama’" [11/04/12] "After complaints from voters in at least six states that their intended votes for Mitt Romney on electronic touchscreen voting machines came up as votes for President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sent a letter to election officials in six states — Ohio, Nevada, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and Colorado — asking them to more strictly monitor their electronic voting machines on Election Day. John R. Phillippe, Jr. sent a letter to election officials in those six states and asked them to, among other things, “re-calibrate all voting machines on the morning of Election Day before the polls open, or, if necessary, the day before the election” and “make arrangements for additional technicians on Election Day in case of increased calibration problems.” [...]"
MSM: "Obama's Pension Invests In Sheldon Adelson, The Super Rich Guy Funding Romney" [10/20/12] "Among the holdings in the Illinois pension are shares of the Las Vegas Sands corporation, owned by mega GOP donor Sheldon Adelson. The casino magnate has given tens of millions to Republican PACs; the company is also facing investigation for various illegal operations at the casino's Macau location. [...] The pension contains share of Halliburton, which was once helmed by former vice president Dick Cheney. The company has been awarded multiple no-bid contracts for multi-million projects by the government, a practice Obama has railed against in the past. [...] Exxon Mobil is just one of several energy companies in which the pension owns shares. The oil giant not only has a very tarnished environmental record -- even funding climate skeptic groups -- it also collects huge tax breaks from the government that Obama has tried to kill. [...] Giant payday lender Cash America make ups only a tiny portion of stock listed in the pension fund, but payday lenders have drawn ire from consumer advocates for their extremely high interest rates and high fees, and have been banned in many cities and some states for unfair lending practices. [...] The pension fund includes shares in the food conglomerate, which makes many kinds of prepared snacks foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt, like Reddi Wip. In other words, everything that Michelle Obama has actively campaigned against with her anti-childhood obesity program. [...] The pension fund includes shares of Apple. The tech company's Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has come under increasing scrutiny for its labor practices. The company has also sent thousands of jobs to China. “Apple’s an example of why it’s so hard to create middle-class jobs in the U.S. now,” Jared Bernstein, who was an economic adviser to the White House until 2011. [...] The largest life insurance company in China is just one of several China-based holdings in the Illinois pension plan, according to the annual report. Mitt Romney recently unloaded his China Life Insurance shares along with many other Chinese investments. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures" [10/19/12] "It is no secret that President Obama’s and green-energy supporters’ (from both parties) foray into venture capitalism has not gone well. But the extent of its failure has been largely ignored by the press. Sure, single instances garner attention as they happen, but they ignore past failures in order to make it seem like a rare case. The truth is that the problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial. [...]"
MSM: "Former DEA Head Refuses To Deny That Obama Accepts 'Laundered Drug Money'" [10/16/12] "A conference call organized to oppose marijuana legalization quickly went off the rails on Monday when the former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration refused to reject the suggestion that the Obama campaign is accepting contributions from drug dealers. The call's organizers made clear that the goal was to pressure Attorney General Eric Holder to speak out against three state-level ballot measures that if passed, would legalize marijuana. But when a journalist from the Lyndon LaRouche-affiliated Executive Intelligence Review asked whether President Barack Obama had not spoken out against the ballot measures because of "reports" that "both his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns have been financed in part by laundered drug money," no one on the call spoke out against the suggestion. Peter Bensinger, who was appointed head of the DEA by President Gerald Ford and then served under Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, simply said "I can't speculate on the rationale" for Obama's silence. [...]"
Lecture: "Traveling Down the Road to Serfdom: History of Socialism from Marx to Obama" [10/14/12] [33:22] "Presented by Yuri N. Maltsev at "The Delusion of Good Government": the Mises Circle in Colorado Springs, Colorado; 18 September 2010. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Economics Club. Includes an introduction by Douglas French. [...]"
MSM: "Obama.Com Owned By Bundler In Shanghai With Business Ties To Chinese Government" [10/10/12] "In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections (visit campaignfundingrisks.com to download the full report). Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the Obama.com website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.” [...]"
MSM: "Andrea Mitchell (Mrs. Alan Greenspan) Stunned As Sununu Calls Obama "Lazy and Detached" [10/05/12] [2:29] "What people saw last night, I think, was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are, and how he has failed to even begin to address them."
MSM: "China Firm Sues Obama Over Farms" [10/03/12] "A Chinese-owned firm in the US is suing Obama after he blocked a wind farm deal on national security grounds. Ralls Corp, a private firm (owned by China), acquired four wind farm projects near a US naval facility in Oregon earlier this year. Mr Obama signed the order blocking the deal last week. The lawsuit alleges the US government overstepped its authority. It is the first foreign investment to be blocked in the US for 22 years. The move forced Ralls Corp to divest its stake in the projects, which were located near restricted airspace used by the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility. Ralls Corp's complaint, filed on Monday, alleged that the US president had "acted in an unlawful and unauthorised manner". The firm, owned by two Chinese nationals, said in its suit that Mr Obama failed to adhere to the law to treat Ralls Corp on equal terms. The court documents were made public on Tuesday. Issuing the order last week, the White House said: "There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that Ralls Corporation... might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States." However, the company said in its suit that Mr Obama had not produced evidence to support that. The military has said it uses the Oregon base to test unmanned drones and other equipment for electronic warfare. The aircraft fly as low as 200ft (60m) at speeds of as much as 300mph (500km/h). The block on the wind farms comes just weeks ahead of November's presidential election. China's trade advantage over the US has become a focus of Mr Obama's battle for re-election against Republican contender Mitt Romney. Last month, the Obama administration filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Chinese subsidies for its car industry. [...]"
Commentary: "Most Transparent Administration" Violates Federal Transparency Laws" [10/01/12] "Nineteen out of 20 cabinet-level agencies under the Obama administration have failed to follow the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, thereby disobeying the law that demands disclosure of public information. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said in July that the Obama administration “has been the most transparent ever.” But an analysis of government requests filed by Bloomberg News has found an alarming number of transparency violations, particularly when it comes to the taxpayer-funded cost of travel by top officials. “When it comes to implementation of Obama’s wonderful transparency policy goals, especially FOIA policy in particular, there has been far more ‘talk the talk’ rather than ‘walk the walk,’’ Daniel Metcalfe, director of the Department of Justice’s office monitoring the government’s compliance with FOIA requests, told the news agency. In 2009, the newly sworn in President Obama promised a new standard of transparency that his administration has not upheld – even accepting awards for what he oversaw as “the most transparent administration in history.” [...]"
MSM: "Netanyahu And Obama Are In 'Full Agreement' On Iran's Nuclear Status, White House Says " [09/29/12] "The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain in "full agreement" about keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The Obama administration's account of Friday's phone call offered no mention of Netanyahu's dire declaration to the U.N. General Assembly. The Israeli leader on Thursday held up an image of a bomb and warned that the world only has until next summer to stop Iran from building one. Obama has promised that the United States will do what it must to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weaponry, but faces pressure from Netanyahu to be more specific in public about what would cause Washington to intervene. [...]"
US Politics: "War Criminal" Obama Worse Than Bush, Says Nader" [09/26/12] [1:58] "Ralph Nader had some harsh words for President Obama in an interview with Politico, calling the president a "war criminal" because of his foreign policy and military choices. He's even worse than George W. Bush "in the sense that he’s more aggressive, more illegal worldwide," particularly when it comes to the use of drones, Nader says. Another reason Obama is worse than Bush? Because we expected more of him than we did of Bush. "I don’t know whether George W. Bush ever read the Constitution," Nader explains. "This man taught the Constitution, and this is what we got." But back to drones. Obama "thinks the world is his plate, that national sovereignties mean nothing, drones can go anywhere," Nader continues. "They can kill anybody that he suspects, and every Tuesday he makes the call on who lives and who dies, supposed suspects in places like Yemen and Pakistan and Afghanistan, and that is a war crime and he ought to be held to account." Especially because, with his law background, Obama has a "knowledge of legality," yet continues to violate that legality "with abandon," Nader says. And after all that, he'd still pick Obama over Mitt Romney, whom he called "basically a corporation running for president masquerading as a human being." [...]"
Commentary: "Manufactured Presidential Assassination Attempt Expected To Justify Martial Law" [09/22/12] "In total, there have been a record 48 assassination attempts on President Barack Obama. Most of these “threats” have turned out to be either staged or unsubstantiated by way of having no real intention to put Obama’s life in danger. However, the idea continues to loom on the social consciousness. The Secret Service has intercepted an alleged threat on Obama’s life made by a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina. The suspect, Donte Jarmar Sims, was arrested and is being detained based on suspicion of planning to assassinate Obama at the Democratic National Convention. [...] Sims, an African-American, does not fit the barrage of assassination threats made by North Carolina residents of late. This state appears to have many people, mostly white men, who want to kill Obama. Jerry Blanchard, back in 2008, threatened to kidnap and kill Obama with a military grade sniper rifle. The LA Times supposed in an article published in 2008 that there was a plot to kill Obama on national television at the DNC. Former Marines, Nicholas Daniel Hanke and Kody Brittingham, were arrested for making death threats directed at Obama. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State predicted in 2008 that Obama might be assassinated as JFK had been killed in Dallas, Texas. [...] Andrew Adler, owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times, called for the assassination of Obama in a column published in January of 2012. In response, the Zionist-sponsored National Jewish Democratic Council condemned Adler saying that the published statements were “the height of irresponsibility to make the horrific suggestion that the State of Israel should assassinate the President of the United States of America.” According to a DHS informant, the plan concerning a false flag attack released the warning of an anonymous DHS informant is explained as a staged assignation attempt on Obama that will be linked to a white supremacist group that will be used to incite black and Hispanic Americans into starting riots all across the nation. In this scenario a race war will be the situation needed to implement martial law effectively locking down the US, US Army control of the urban cities, erecting DHS checkpoints on all major points of travel, severe restrictions on travel for all citizens and the suspension of elections to ensure that Obama remain seated as the President of the US. The DHS informant stated: “The DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that ‘a civil war’ is the more appropriate term. Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it. Reported in Haaretz back in 2010 the “Obama’s election may usher a political climate that could produce an assassination attempt…It is most likely, though, to be a lone assassin, rather than an organized network.” [...] Muammar Gaddafi had been extremely vocal about his belief that the Zionist-controlled Israeli government would be behind an assassination attempt against Obama. The Joint Threat Assessment memo entitled the “2010 State of the Union Address: Joint Threat Assessment”, which propagandized terrorism against Obama claimed that Obama would be attacked by a “lone offender” who would be a member of the US military. The JTA blueprint is a document classified as a deniable asset and could have come directly out of the Haaretz article. The manufactured threat of US veterans stems from the 2009 Department of Homeland Security report entitled Rightwing Extremism . This report clearly outlined that veterans, because of their diverse training in tactical operations, would be a decisive threat to the US government’s plans to declare martial law against the American public in the near future." [...] The facts all point to a Zionist-sponsored scheme that is supposed to incite a race war in the US which would justify martial law .[...]
Commentary: "Obama Administration Wins Stay of NDAA Rejection" [09/19/12] "The U.S. government won a temporary delay of a lower court ruling striking down a military detention law as unconstitutional. U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier in New York today granted a Justice Department request for an interim stay of the Sept. 12 ruling. The government argued that the decision, which imposed a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the law, poses a threat to national security. In a one-page order today, Lohier delayed the ruling until Sept. 28, when a three-judge panel of the appeals court will consider whether to extend the stay. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest invalidated provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 that provide for detention by the U.S. military of people who provide support to al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The government appealed. A group including former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges in January sued President Barack Obama and Leon Panetta, the secretary of defense, challenging the law. The plaintiffs claim it could subject them to detention for acts including writing and advocacy that are protected by the First Amendment. [...]" Related: See below.
Commentary: "Obama Administration Demands Appeals Court Overturn ‘Dangerous’ Indefinite Detention Ruling" [09/18/12] "The Obama White House is not giving up in their fight to hold on to the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or trial after federal appeals court judge Katherine Forrest blocked the administration’s ability to hold anyone who they claim “substantially support[s]” any entities allegedly “engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.” The Obama administration is now calling on the court to reverse the decision which they called “dangerous” and a threat to national security even though it is in clear violation of our rights protected by the constitution. Indeed, unlike those who attempted to claim that the legislation in fact only applied to non-U.S. citizens involved in terrorist activities, Judge Forrest was able to see just how vague the language actually is. This ambiguous wording would allow U.S. citizens and journalists engaged in activities otherwise wholly protected by the constitution to be held indefinitely without charge or trial. This is precisely what I was writing about long before the decision along with many others who were regularly confronted with sometimes laughable attempts to minimize the sheer danger of this legislation. One memorable example came from Robert Blaskiewicz, Ph.D, a Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the Writing and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and the man mostly responsible for the blog Skeptical Humanities. Among other things, Blaskiewicz wrote in the comments section of my December 2, 2011 post entitled, “The entire United States is now a war zone: S.1867 passes the Senate with massive support,” [...]" Related: " Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA’s Military Detention Provision" "The permanent injunction prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a portion of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act’s “Homeland Battlefield” provisions. [...] Today, the war against the true totalitarian terror won a decisive battle, when in a 112-opinion, Judge Forrest turned the temporary injunction, following an appeal by the totalitarian government from August 6, into a permanent one." Full ruling presented in its entirety: 12-Civ.-00331-2012.09.12-Permanent-Injunction |
Commentary: "Obama v. Netanyahu" [09/17/12] " ... A previous article called Netanyahu the mouth that roars for good reason. He repeatedly puts both feet in his mouth and risks swallowing them. He's arrogant, offensive, duplicitous, thuggish, and dangerous. He's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. It's hard imagining why any Israelis put up with him. If ever a bum deserved to be thrown out it's Netanyahu. One Israeli analyst said he "must set red lines on his malice toward Obama." Israelis and many others are fed up with his bluster. He's gone out of his way to alienate support from his closest ally. An unnamed Israeli official said he caused "profound" damage in relations with Washington. Haaretz contributor Yoel Marcus accused him of "acting wildly irresponsibly." He overstepped "traditional boundaries." He crossed a proper comportment red line. [...] Of course, he, other Israeli officials and US ones know Iran has no nuclear weapons program, doesn't plan one, threatens no one, and isn't hell bent to destroy Israel. Yet he keeps saying it. His bluster long ago wore thin. No wonder Obama, other US officials, and some Israeli ones are fed up with him. He'll keep stressing red lines, he says. Without them, "Iranians would have no reason to stop their drive to obtain nuclear weapons." His bombast won't quit. Nor do supportive comments from other Likudnik hardliners. Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz blamed him for strained US/Israeli relation. "Throughout Israel's history," he said, "the drums of war have never beaten so incessantly as during these days." [...] "
Propaganda Theatre: "Terrorists Are Operating On US Soil Plotting To Avenge Osama Bin Laden's Death" [09/10/12] [5:17] Note: Buffoon.
Commentary: "2012 US Elections: Obamney vs. Rombama" [08/28/12] "A vote for Obama will bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. A vote for Romney, however, will also bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will also continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. Why? Because the White House is but a public relations front for the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London. A change of residence at the White House is no different than say, British Petroleum replacing its spokesman to superficially placate public opinion when in reality the exact same board of directors, overall agenda, and objectives remain firmly in place. Public perception then is managed by, not the primary motivation of, corporate-financier interests. It is the absolute folly to believe that multi-billion dollar corporate-financier interests would subject their collective fate to the whims of the ignorant, uninformed, and essentially powerless voting masses every four years. Instead, what plays out every four years is theater designed to give the general public the illusion that they have some means of addressing their grievances without actually ever changing the prevailing balance of power in any meaningful way. The foreign policy of both Obama and Romney is written by the exact same corporate-financier funded think-tanks that have written the script for America’s destiny for the last several decades. [...]"
US Politics: "RNC Chair: Obama "Is Not Real Anymore" [08/26/12] "Four years after the nation enthusiastically embraced his presidency, President Obama's brand is broken, according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. "I think Barack Obama's not real anymore to the American people," Priebus said... [...]" Note: Another 'brilliant' reincarnated retread commenting on another reincarnated retread ... both losers, too.
Commentary: "Cass Sunstein's Resignation Encourages Advocates For Health And Safety" [08/04/12] "White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein is stepping down after failing to advance federal health and safety rules nearly as much as Obama supporters had hoped, while also failing in his attempt to win over powerful corporate interests by offering to roll back regulations they disliked. [...]"
Commentary: "Narcissist Obama Donates Cash To His Own Campaign" [08/01/12] " Obama has given $5,000 to his own reelection campaign, an official confirms to POLITICO. In an email to supporters this morning, Obama said that he had given to his own reelection campaign for the first time as a symbolic gesture. "On its own, what I gave won't be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we've seen on the other side, both from our opponent's campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him," Obama wrote. "But we have always believed that there's nothing we can't do when we all pitch in. That includes me." [...]"
Commentary: "Port Security: U.S. Fails To Meet Deadline For Scanning Of Cargo Containers" [07/16/12] "The Obama administration has failed to meet a legal deadline for scanning all shipping containers for radioactive material before they reach the United States, a requirement aimed at strengthening maritime security and preventing terrorists from smuggling a nuclear device into any of the nation’s 300 sea and river ports. The Department of Homeland Security was given until this month to ensure that 100 percent of inbound shipping containers are screened at foreign ports. But the department’s secretary, Janet Napolitano, informed Congress in May that she was extending a two-year blanket exemption to foreign ports because the screening is proving too costly and cumbersome. She said it would cost $16 billion to implement scanning measures at the nearly 700 ports worldwide that ship to the United States. Instead, the DHS relies on intelligence- gathering and analysis to identify “high-risk” containers, which are checked before being loaded onto ships. Under this system, fewer than half a percent of the roughly 10 million containers arriving at U.S. ports last year were scanned before departure. The DHS says that those checks turned up narcotics and other contraband but that there have been no public reports of smuggled nuclear material. [...]" Note: Of course, it's all theater and bullshit .. sounds like a heads up for a future false flag methodology.
MSM: "More Than 20 People Go Unconscious During Obama Speech" [07/14/12] "TV viewers may have heard POTUS pointed out a couple of faintings during the rally in downtown Roanoke," writes the pool report. "In fact, fire officials say more than 20 people fell out during the course of the speech. There were waves of exclamation as one person after another swooned." [...]" Note: Swooned ... a real mind numbing experience.
Commentary: "Confront And Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars And Surprising Use Of American Military Power " [07/10/12] [61:45] Link Fixed
MSM: "Roberts' Health Care Ruling Sparks 'Deep' Supreme Court Discord" [07/09/12] "More than a week removed from the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling, a new report of dissension among the justices has emerged. In a Sunday appearance on "Face The Nation," CBS News Chief Political and Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford provided new details about the aftermath of the 5-4 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as constitutional. "The discord is deep and it is personal," said Crawford on the broadcast. "This could affect this court for a long time." Crawford reported last Sunday that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote after initially siding with the court's conservative justices to strike down the mandate. In the court's majority opinion, Roberts wrote that the individual mandate "need not be read to do more than impose a tax," which falls under Congress' constitutional power to collect taxes. "No one has any idea how it's going to be resolved but conservatives feel this sense of betrayal -- that Roberts changed his mind for the wrong reasons," Crawford said on "Face The Nation." "If he had been with the liberals from the beginning … that would have been one thing. But to have switched his position -- and relatively late in the process -- infuriated conservatives." Crawford interviewed Justice Clarence Thomas in 2007, and she interviewed Justice Antonin Scalia at an event held by the conservative Federalist Society in 2010. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Uses First-Person Pronoun 117 Times in 1 Speech" [07/09/12] Note: Well, he's a narcissistic psychopath ... no surprise.
Commentary: "Roberts Switched Vote On Obamacare" [07/03/12] "Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations. Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy - believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law - led the effort to try to bring Roberts back to the fold. "He was relentless," one source said of Kennedy's efforts. "He was very engaged in this." But this time, Roberts held firm. And so the conservatives handed him their own message which, as one justice put it, essentially translated into, "You're on your own." The conservatives refused to join any aspect of his opinion, including sections with which they agreed, such as his analysis imposing limits on Congress' power under the Commerce Clause, the sources said. Instead, the four joined forces and crafted a highly unusual, unsigned joint dissent. They deliberately ignored Roberts' decision, the sources said, as if they were no longer even willing to engage with him in debate. [...]"
Commentary: "Romney Rakes In Millions With Obamacare Decision" [07/01/12] "Mitt Romney's campaign has taken $4.3m in donations since the supreme court's decision to uphold Barack Obama's healthcare reform. The Republican nominee's team is citing the influx of cash as a sign that the party base has been energised by the decision and that the issue will play a central role in November's White House election. Romney's spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said the $4.3m had come from 43,000 individual donors. [...]" Related: "Big Win For Predatory Healthcare Giants" | "Napolitano - Individual Mandate Most Bizarre Tax In History" [8:58]
MSM: "Justice Department Shields Holder From Prosecution After Contempt Vote" [06/30/12] "The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. The contempt vote technically opened the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for Holder and because President Obama has already asserted executive privilege over the documents in question, some expected Holder's Justice Department to balk. Deputy Attorney General James Cole confirmed in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner that the department in fact would not pursue prosecution. The attorney general's withholding of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, he wrote, "does not constitute a crime." "Therefore the department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general," Cole wrote. [...]" Related: "Issa: Executive Privilege Reserved For Presidential Decision-Making"
Commentary: "Koch-Backed Group Launches $9 Million Ad Campaign Against Health Law" [06/30/12] "A conservative advocacy group closely aligned with the Tea Party announced a $9 million swing-state push against President Obama and the healthcare law. The announcement by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is largely funded by the conservative Koch brothers, comes one day after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the vast majority of the law in a major coup for Obama. [...]"
Commentary: "15 Reasons Why The 'Obamacare' Decision Is A Mind Blowing Disaster For America" [06/29/12] "You can almost always count on the Supreme Court to do the wrong thing. In fact, just about every major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court over the last 40 years has been bad for America. Many were hoping that the Supreme Court would strike down Obamacare, but the truth is that we all should have known better than to expect them to get something right. So now America is headed for a complete and total disaster as Obamacare is fully implemented over the next several years. Obamacare is going to absolutely shred the infrastructure of our medical system, it is going to send health insurance premiums soaring, it is going to dramatically expand the size and the scope of government, it is going to fundamentally alter the relationships between doctors and their patients and it is one of the largest tax increases in U.S. history. Not only that, it is also going to add about a trillion dollars to our national debt over the next decade. So no, the Obamacare decision is not good news. Obamacare was one of the worst pieces of legislation in American history, and now we are stuck with it. [...]" Related: "13 Reasons Why The Revolution Might Start with Obamacare " Note: See below.
Beyond 2012: "Obama Hails Supreme Court Ruling On 'Obamacare' As Win For ‘Middle Class’; Justices Hand Tax Issue To GOP" [06/28/12] "The Supreme Court handed President Obama a major political victory on his signature health care issue Thursday, but the justices also provided Republicans with a sharper campaign issue by defining the law’s individual mandate as a tax. The ruling allows Mr. Obama to engage in a four-month-long victory lap as he campaigns for re-election. “It will be a short-lived celebration in the White House,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres. “Obama now goes into the fall campaign defending a law that most Americans think will increase their health care costs, their premiums, their taxes and the deficit. He also has to defend raising taxes on all Americans, which he pledged not to do.” Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican and a member of the tea party caucus, said Mr. Obama’s victory will be “fleeting” and argued that most Americans didn’t like the law’s individual mandate in the first place. “They’ll like it even less when they understand it’s a tax,” Mr. Lee said on Fox News. The high court’s ruling leaves in place 21 tax increases in the health care law costing more than $675 billion over the next 10 years, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. Of those, 12 tax hikes would affect families earning less than $250,000 per year, the panel said, including a “Cadillac tax” on high-cost insurance plans, a tax on insurance providers and an excise tax on medical-device manufacturers. [...]" Related: "Conservative Justices Offer Frightening Dissent" "Mitt Romney, reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday, said, "I agree with the dissent." The dissent tosses out the entire health care law, dismissing the case for it as "feeble" and a "vast judicial overreach." It argues that "against a mountain of evidence," its backers offer only the "flimsiest of indications to the contrary." Four of the five Republican appointees on the Court agreed with this interpretation, and it would have carried the day if Chief Justice John Roberts had joined them. Had he done so, the "entire statute" -- meaning the entire law, from beginning to end -- would have been invalidated, including provisions that had already gone into effect. Strangely, the dissenting justices argue that even constitutional provisions must be ruled unconstitutional because "the Act’s other provisions would not have been enacted without" it central elements, the mandate and the Medicaid provision. The justices never reveal how they know what would have happened in the alternate reality they posit. Did the minority's uncompromising insistence on invalidating the entire law push Roberts to join the moderates in upholding it? We won't know until the next tell-all book on the court, but below are excerpts from the dissent, signed by Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Ignored CIA Report Against Afghan Escalation" [06/27/12] " Newly leaked memos related to the 2009 escalation of the war in Afghanistan have put President Obama’s decision in an even worse light, with the revelation that Vice President Joe Biden penned a memo warning him that the plan wasn’t “viable.” Even more shocking is the revelation that President Obama knew of a CIA assessment that warned against the surge, and “purposely did not read it” before approving the massive escalation. The new information is included in the upcoming book Little America by Rajiv Chandrasekaran. The Associated Press got an advanced copy of the book and revealed the new information. [...]"
Commentary: "Fast And Furious Scandal Is Turning Into Obama's Watergate" [06/23/12] "Fast and furious hasn’t been discussed a lot in the mainstream media, which is why the facts can seem so preposterous when you read them for the first time. But the story is slowly unraveling and the public is catching up with the madness. On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his decision to withhold documents related to the “gun walking” operation – documents that President Obama tried to keep secret by invoking executive privilege. The question of why the Prez intervened in this way will surely hang over the investigation and the White House for many months to come. [...]" Related: "Judge Napolitano: Executive Privilege Only Applies If Obama Involved " [4:59] | "US Attorney General Found In Contempt Of Congress" [06/21/12] [6:42] Related: "Contempt Of Congress Proceedings Against Attorney General" Mox News 15 Parts (List) "This proceeding is happening because the duration of time between the submission/extraction of false testimony (from Feb. to Dec.) is still under investigation and the justice department hasn't delivered the documents they admitted they could have delivered [...]" | "Obama Invokes Executive Privilege In Attempt To Stop Contempt Of Congress Vote" [8:57]
Commentary: "Obama Honors Israel’s N-Bomb" [06/18/12] "Perhaps President Obama wants to tell Iran something when he decided to award Shimon Peres, the father of the Israeli nuclear bomb, and the killer in Qana 1, the highest civilian honor America can bestow on any one. It is so ironic that this comes at a time when every one from Obama to Netanyahu, to Merkel to Cameron stepping up pressure even threatening war because of Iran’s “suspect” nuclear program. The West almost without exception helped Israel develop its own nuclear program making it the largest in the Middle East coming close to that of the US and Russia. Shimon Peres sat there and lied to then President Kennedy during a 2nd April, 1963 meeting in the White House when he declared “ I can tell you most clearly that we will not introduce nuclear weapons in the region, certainly we not be the first”. So Mr. Obama also honored a man who lied to the president of the United States. According to intelligence sources, Israel has well over 400 nuclear weapons including tactical weapons and all the means to delivery including ballistic, artillery, submarine and according to Simor Hersch developed capabilities for “suite case” type bombs which it can leash in Cairo, Damascus, Istanbul, Beirut, Tehran, as well as Paris, Washington, Madrid, and London. The Iranians are not the only crazy in the Middle East. According to Avner Cohen in his book “ Israel and the Bomb” Israel began to develop its nuclear weapons shortly after its founding in 1948. By hook and more by crook, Israel achieved its goals of acquiring nuclear bombs, with a blind eye and a wink from Washington. The US was one of many countries to help Israel and the Johnson administration like in the case of Israel attack on USS Liberty decided to overlook the theft of nuclear materials arranged by Israel’s Fifth Column in the US. Simply overlooked the “theft” of highly enriched uranium from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation in Apollo, Pennsylvania. It is interesting to note that Rafi Eitan was reported to be the “handling agent” the same man who was also the “handling agent” for Jonathan Pollard. It is also ironic that back in 1977, Shimon Peres then the Minister of Defense formed a “partnership” with the late Shah of Iran to develop with Iran surface-to-service ballistic missiles that could be fitted with nuclear warheads. The Israeli-Iranian partnership was duped Operation Codenamed “Flowers”. BBC Newsnight reported England made “hundreds of secret shipments of restricted materials to Israel in the 1950s and 1960s. Including specialist chemicals for reprocessing and samples of fissile material-uranium-235 in 1959 and plutonium in 1966 and highly enriched litium-6 used to boost fission bombs and fuel hydrogen bombs.” [...]"
Beyond 2012: "Obama Team Wants Radical New Powers For Multinational Corporations" [06/14/12] "A critical document from President Barack Obama's free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday morning, revealing that the administration intends to bestow radical new political powers upon multinational corporations, contradicting prior promises. The leaked document has been posted on the website of Public Citizen, a long-time critic of the administration's trade objectives. The new leak follows substantial controversy surrounding the secrecy of the talks, in which some members of Congress have complained they are not being given the same access to trade documents that corporate officials receive. "The outrageous stuff in this leaked text may well be why U.S. trade officials have been so extremely secretive about these past two years of [trade] negotiations," said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch in a written statement. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been so incensed by the lack of access as to introduce legislation requiring further disclosure. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has gone so far as to leak a separate document from the talks on his website. Other Senators are considering writing a letter to Ron Kirk, the top trade negotiator under Obama, demanding more disclosure. The newly leaked document is one of the most controversial of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. It addresses a broad sweep of regulations governing international investment and reveals the Obama administration's advocacy for policies that environmental activists, financial reform advocates and labor unions have long rejected for eroding key protections currently in domestic laws. Under the agreement currently being advocated by the Obama administration, American corporations would continue to be subject to domestic laws and regulations on the environment, banking and other issues. But foreign corporations operating within the U.S. would be permitted to appeal key American legal or regulatory rulings to an international tribunal. That international tribunal would be granted the power to overrule American law and impose trade sanctions on the United States for failing to abide by its rulings. The terms run contrary to campaign promises issued by Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 campaign. [...]"
Commentary: "The Obama Administration Is Criminalizing Investigative Reporting" [06/13/12] "Criminally investigating the kinds of leaks that are the bread and butter of national security investigative reporting is a noxious overreaction by hyper-controlling government officials who don't want us to know what's being done in our name. There is such a thing as a criminal leak -- for instance, when an administration official intentionally outs a covert CIA operative in an attempt to discredit an administration critic. But leaks that expose secrets that have momentous public policy implications need to be treated differently, because they are a critical part of our nation's system of checks and balances. Knowledge is essential to the public's ability to restrain executive (and legislative) power. In this case, part of the pressure for an investigation came from Congress -- from Sen. John McCain, who accused the Obama administration of leaking for political gain, and from the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees, whose most righteous anger seems to be reserved not for violations of international law, torture statutes or civil liberties, but for those occasions when the public, thanks to aggressive reporting by journalists, knows more than they do about something. [...]"
MSM: "Lobby E-Mails Show Depth of Obama Ties to Drug Industry" [06/09/12] "After weeks of quiet talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. If they were to cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure President Obama would stop a proposal by his liberal allies intended to bring down medicine prices. On June 3, 2009, one of the lobbyists e-mailed Nancy-Ann DeParle, the president’s top health care adviser. Ms. DeParle sent a message back reassuring the lobbyist. Although Mr. Obama was overseas, she wrote, she and other top officials had “made decision, based on how constructive you guys have been, to oppose importation on the bill.” Just like that, Mr. Obama’s staff abandoned his support for the reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices and with it solidified a growing compact with an industry he had vilified on the campaign trail the year before. Central to Mr. Obama’s drive to overhaul the nation’s health care system was an unlikely collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry that forced unappealing trade-offs. [...]"
Legal Case: "Federal Judge Bans Obama From Indefinitely Detaining Americans" [06/08/12] "A US Federal judge has clarified a decision made last month with some news sure to upset the Obama administration: the White House cannot use the NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens. Judge Katherine B. Forrest has answered a request made by US President Barack Obama last month to more carefully explain a May 16 ruling made in a Southern District of New York courtroom regarding the National Defense Authorization Act. Clarifying the meaning behind her injunction, Judge Forrest confirms in an eight-page memorandum opinion this week that the NDAA’s controversial provision that permits indefinite detention cannot be used on any of America’s own citizens. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama's Total War Doctrine: Intense and Constant Psychological Warfare: "Total War" against All Countries " [06/06/12] "The concept of "Total War" - war involving not just the military but all civilians irrespective of age or sex, together with the entire infrastructure of a country - became a horrible reality during the 20th century, driven for the most part by steering scientific discoveries and technological progress towards unlimited use in warfare. Total War is very much alive today and is being spearheaded by the United States and its Allies. This is being abetted on all fronts by US, European and global mainstream media that willingly oblige. In the case of Obama's Total War Doctrine, the media go along with US official policy, and describe the murder of innocent people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when American democracy-building drone bombs fall, as "militant combatants". You see, Total War requires intense and constant psychological warfare to convince public opinion - both at home and abroad - that "our boys" fighting "to spread peace and democracy", always do the "the right thing" by killing "the right people" who threaten America, Europe, Israel and the rest of the West; in other words, by only killing "militant terrorist combatants". That's the way Orwellian Newspeak has described US-led wars since 1945 - whether fought by the US alone, or together with allies like Britain, EU countries and Israel, or by puppet proxies. The list is very long: Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Dominican Republic, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, Africa, South America, Cambodia, Laos, Cuba, El Salvador, Falklands, Nicaragua, Grenada, Serbia...The death-toll runs into the tens of millions and has kept rising and rising. Who's next? Syria, Iran? Sudan? North Korea? Venezuela? After 9/11, things went from bad to worse. The world today is confronted with a Super-Power hegemon increasingly out-of-control that harbors a small, compact and extremely powerful group of Global Power Masters embedded deep inside US/UK/EU public and private power structures, controlling unbeatable navies and air forces, super high-tech troop armies, unmanned drones, military satellites, napalm, cluster and bunker-buster bombs, electronic surveillance, and secret weaponry like the unexplained HAARP installations. Add to this, the tens of thousands of ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs pointed at target countries by the small Western nuclear club - the US, UK, France and Israel - and things start looking bleak indeed. All of it is backed by unlimited funding - both official and clandestine - in the US and Allies. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Administration Stonewalls Declassification of Secret Court Rulings" [06/02/12] "The Obama administration was supposed to begin declassifying key rulings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) two years ago. But to date nothing has been made available. The court is responsible for hearing requests by federal law enforcement officials to conduct surveillance of Americans or foreigners in the U.S. who are deemed a threat to national security. It is commonly known as the FISA court after the law that created it, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. During the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, their administration submitted 13, 087 applications for warrants and 13,085 were approved. All this harmony ended after George W. Bush became president. The court rejected six requests outright and modified 179 despite the fact that all eleven members of the Bush-era FISC were selected by conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Officials in the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence promised in 2010 to establish a new way for the public to access FISA opinions. “But despite these assurances, and two years after that declassification review process began, nothing has been declassified,” wrote Steven Aftergood in his blog, Secrecy News. [...]"
Propaganda Theatre: "Obama Uses CIA Funded 'al-Qaeda' Attacks in Yemen to Declare National Emergency" [05/24/12] "While the violence in Yemen escalates, President Obama took the time to release a new executive order (EO) called Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen. In this EO, Obama claims the right to confiscate “all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any foreign branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State.” [...] Last month, Obama announced that the war on terror is over, claiming that we are in a “post al-Qaeda era”. Obama admitted that his new foreign policy would allow that “we have killed most of al-Qaeda, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al-Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” However, as Hillary Clinton pointed out, al-Qaeda was a CIA creation trained by the US government and released into strategic countries for the purpose of destabilizing their governments, therefore making the task of usurping control easier for the US government. According to investigative reporter Seymour Hersch, the Bush administration, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia, was covertly funding radical Suni groups with ties to al-Qaeda to counter Shiite groups backed by Iran. In a game of fake terrorist groups planted into a country to agitate the governments in place this method appears to be common. Along with the al-Qaeda invention, Osama bin Laden was trained by the CIA and worked for them as an operative. In 2008, Milt Bearden told Dan Rather that the “myth of Osama bin Laden” was created by the US government. At first bin Laden was a great warrior when he worked with the CIA against the Russians in Afghanistan, then he became the go-to bogeyman leader of an “extremist terrorist group called al-Qaeda”. Further evidence that the US government not only created al-Qaeda, but use them for controlled terrorism in foreign countries comes from Richard Clark in his most recent book. Clark contends that al-Qaeda was created for Saudi Arabia to bankroll Osama bin Laden, through the House of Saud, “in the Afghan war against the Soviet Union during the 1980s and Riyadh and Washington together contributed an estimated $3.5 billion to the mujahideen.” The terrorism Yemen is experiencing is obviously controlled by the US government and the Obama administration. Within US borders, Obama has declared that "any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States” that is suspected of aiding terrorist groups (that the US government has planted in Yemen) will be “obstructing the political process in Yemen”. The situation in Yemen that has been created by CIA-funded al-Qaeda is being used to declare Yemen “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy” and the president has “declared a national emergency to deal with that threat”. By funding the terrorism, the US government, under Obama’s direction is endeavoring to not only destabilize the Yemeni government, but also place American citizens under the threat of being accused of terrorist activities. We are right back to where we were when the Bush administration used the false flag threat of al-Qaeda terrorism to not only terrify the American public, but justify the arrest and detainment of US citizens. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Hails Police State Methods In Chicago" [05/23/12] "Obama on Monday praised the performance of Chicago city officials and the Chicago Police Department after a week of violence, repression and frame-ups directed against antiwar demonstrators in the city. Speaking at the conclusion of the NATO summit, Obama paid tribute to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his political crony and former White House chief of staff, and added, referring to the thousands of police mobilized against protesters, “Chicago’s finest did a great job under significant pressure and a lot of scrutiny.” [...] What was this “great job?” • Downtown Chicago was effectively shut down for four days, Friday through Monday, not by the protesters, never more than 5,000 people, but by a huge mobilization of police and paramilitary forces who frequently outnumbered the demonstrators. The entire area around McCormick Place, site of the summit, was under lockdown. • Police arrested well over 100 demonstrators in the course of the week, including more than 60 Sunday, a day of tense confrontations in which police continually vented their hostility towards the demonstrators, who were opposing the US-NATO war in Afghanistan and other imperialist military interventions. • The violent dispersal of the protesters late Sunday afternoon was entirely one-sided, as described by the Chicago Sun-Times—a staunchly pro-police tabloid—which headlined its account, “Riot Gear Cops Rain Down Blows on Protesters.” The beatings were so widespread and indiscriminate that one of the newspaper’s own reporters was among those bloodied. At least 25 demonstrators were injured, with a dozen requiring hospital treatment. • Most ominously, five protesters were arrested in police raids targeting individuals supposedly preparing “terrorist” attacks on the NATO summit. The same two informants fingered all five men, after the undercover cops had circulated widely among the protesters looking for anyone they could instigate or entrap. [...] The charges of “conspiring to commit domestic terrorism during the NATO summit,” brought before the Cook County Circuit Court, are a deliberate attempt to intimidate opponents of the US-NATO war in Afghanistan and other imperialist military interventions either under way or being planned by the Obama administration. The whole machinery of provocation and frame-up, erected over the past decade in the name of the “war on terror,” is now being used against the democratic rights of working people and youth who oppose the policies of the American government. As the World Socialist Web Site has consistently warned, the methods tested out against immigrants and Muslims are now being unleashed against the American people as a whole. The Chicago frame-ups of antiwar protesters follow in the footsteps of previous provocations: last month’s arrest of five Cleveland-area Occupy protesters on similarly trumped-up charges; the systematic police violence against Occupy encampments last fall and winter; the FBI raids on the homes of antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago in the fall of 2010.[...]"
Commentary: "West: Obama 'Obsessed With Being On Mount Rushmore'" [05/20/12] [2:34] "Cornel West criticized President Barack Obama, saying he's "obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore" and is focusing too much on his "legacy." “I think at this point he’s obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore, he wants to be a great figure in the pantheon of American presidents," West told the Financial Times. “If you’re thinking about Mount Rushmore, you’re thinking about your legacy, your legacy, your legacy. Puh-lease.” [...]" Note: Obama is just plain delusional.
MSM: "Obama Budget Defeated 99-0 In Senate" [05/17/12] "Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it. Coupled with the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year. Republicans forced the vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor. [...]"
Commentary: "George Soros Hosts Secret Elite Donor Summit In Miami – Will "Ensure Obama Re-Selection" [05/17/12] "A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections. The location of the conference had been kept a closely guarded secret by the members and guests of Democracy Alliance (DA), a collection of ultra-wealthy liberal donors formed in 2005, and is reported here in a Washington Free Beacon exclusive. Attendees roamed the grounds at the 150-acre tropical resort on their way to cocktail gatherings, salsa dance lessons, and workshops such as “Occupy the Voting Booth” and “The 1 Percent Rule.” Local police guarded entrances as members attended a “partners only” meeting in the hotel’s Country Club Courtyard. The conference was attended by the biggest names in liberal politics, including billionaire financier George Soros, who has already pledged at least $2 million to pro-Democratic groups this cycle. The actual amount Soros has contributed may be much higher, according to experts. Contrary to Visher’s claim, in the past Soros has boasted that he “made many millions” off of similar political philanthropy, “which had at first looked like a fruitless venture.” [...]" Related: "Secretive Bilderberg Group Set To Meet In Virginia May 31st-June 3rd" [04/25/12] "Speculation that the location of the Bilderberg Group’s annual meeting would be chosen to coincide with this year’s U.S. presidential election appears to have been accurate with the likelihood that Bilderberg will hold their confab in Chantilly, Virginia from May 31st to June 3rd. As we reported yesterday, rumors that Haifa, Israel would be the location of the conference appear to have been misguided. The Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel, site of the Bilderberg meeting in 2002 and 2008, is fully booked from Thursday May 31st up to and including June 3rd, but has rooms available either side of those dates, suggesting almost certainly that it will be home turf for Bilderberg’s crucial 2012 get-together. “The odds were pretty high that in election year the not-so-public face of the Bormann continuity NATO P2 – otherwise know as the Bilderberg conference – would take place in the US,” points out Bilderberg.org’s Tony Gosling. Bilderberg sleuth Gosling notes that the choice of location will virtually guarantee that people flying into the United States to cover the conference will be met with “what have now become the ‘normal’ US pre-WW3 fascist ‘customs’ checks.” Bilderberg’s decision to hold the conference in the United States is directly connected with the key role the secretive clique of industrialists, bankers, academic leaders and media figureheads will play in influencing the 2012 presidential election. [...]" | "George Soros and the Neo-Con Control of Washington’s Propaganda Program" [04/25/12]
Commentary: "Obama Launches Campaign In Half Empty Stadium" [05/06/12] "During the speech, Obama ripped into the presumptive GOP nominee and discussed nation building at home, but the most newsworthy item of the day was not the talking points Obama delivered: it was the crowd... or lack thereof. According to ABC News, the Obama campaign had expected an "overflow" of people. Instead, the arena looked half-empty. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Obama organizers even had people move from the seats to the floor of the gym in order to project a larger crowd on television. [...]" Note: Such a narcissistic, vacuous putz.
MSM: "No Single Theme For Obama's 2012 Run" [05/04/12] "The president's strategy won't depend on a nationwide wave of support or on a single theme like in 2008. [...]" Note: Yeah, that didn't work, so now he's running as his normal, delusional, narcissistic self. Of course, there will be no new administration.
Commentary: "U.S. Administration Halts Program That Helped Sick People Find Health Care" [04/29/12] "Health insurance agents and brokers will no longer be getting paid to tell sick people about a government-backed health insurance plan that can't turn them down. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is ending a program at the end of this month that gave $100 to agents and brokers who referred customers to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, which was created by the health care reform law President Barack Obama enacted in 2010. The PCIP, as it's known, was designed as to provide help to people who can't find affordable health insurance because of their medical histories. [...]"
Commentary: " Statistics About The U.S. Economy That Barack Obama Does Not Want You To Know" [04/29/12] "The human capacity for self-delusion truly is remarkable. Most people out there end up believing exactly what they want to believe even when the truth is staring them right in the face. Take the U.S. economy for example. Barack Obama wants to believe that his policies have worked and that the U.S. economy is improving. So that is what he is telling the American people. The mainstream media wants to believe that Barack Obama is a good president and that his policies make sense and so they are reporting that we are experiencing an economic recovery. A very large segment of the U.S. population still fully supports Barack Obama and they want to believe that the economy is getting better so they are buying the propaganda that the mainstream media is feeding them. But is the U.S. economy really improving? The truth is that it is not. The rate of employment among working age Americans is exactly where it was two years ago and household incomes have actually gone down while Obama has been president. Home ownership levels and home prices continue to decline. Meanwhile, food and gasoline continue to become even more expensive. The percentage of Americans that are dependent on the government is at an all-time record high and the U.S. national debt has risen by more than 5 trillion dollars under Obama. We simply have not seen the type of economic recovery that we have seen after every other economic recession since World War II. The horrible statistics about the U.S. economy that you are about to read are not talked about much by the mainstream media. They would rather be “positive” and “upbeat” about the direction that things are headed. But lying to the American people is not going to help them. If you are speeding in a car toward a 500 foot cliff, you don’t need someone to cheer you on. Instead, you need someone to slam on the brakes. The cold, hard reality of the matter is that the U.S. economy is in far worse shape than it was four or five years ago. We have never come close to recovering from the last recession and another one will be here soon. The following are 25 horrible statistics about the U.S. economy that Barack Obama does not want you to know…. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Administration Official Announces ‘War On Terror’ Is Over" [04/26/12] "... In an astonishing bit of unexpected news, a senior State Department official has announced, "The war on terror is over." This stems from the idea, reports the National Journal, that, "it is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to terrorists." That same official continues, "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism." This is great news, isn't it? If the "War on Terror" is over, then we can repeal and reverse all the ridiculous police state laws that were put in place to protect us from terrorism... right? But no, of course. The police state is not about stopping terror, it's about promoting it. And why? Because all these things mentioned above were never designed to stop terrorists. They were designed to imprison the American people and turn America into a police state dictatorship drowning in a culture of fear promoted by the state. "War is the health of the state," said Randolph Bourne, a writer and intellectual who lived a century ago. That's why these police state laws will never be revoked. In fact, they will likely be expanded with yet more legislation, more nullification of the Bill of Rights, more secret arrests and more secret prisons endorsed by Obama (yeah, the guy who once ran on the platform of shutting down secret military prisons but turned out to be a total liar... is anyone surprised?). That's because the government IS the terrorist! That's why the FBI has been caught numerous times staging phony terror plots in the United States. The 9/11 attacks were clearly staged. That's why all this surveillance and police state power that was enacted in response to the 9/11 attacks will be kept in place indefinitely! Because it's really about waging a war on the American people, not a war with some fictitious, unseen enemy.[...]" Note: Fascists are immature, paranoid cowards at heart ... it's about protecting themselves against the wrath of the people for what they have done on all fronts, political, financial and otherwise. Related: "Experts Agree: War On Terror Is A Racket, CIA And Wall Street Are Financed By Global Drug Trade" "The Obama administration has declared that the “War on Terror” is officially over, but this move only signifies a change in public terminology, not official U.S. policy. [...]"
Commentary: "Darrell Issa: Obama Government Most Corrupt In History" [04/25/12] "Last year Rep. Darrell Issa retracted his statement that President Barack Obama was one of the most corrupt presidents in modern history, saying he should have parsed his words more carefully. Tuesday, the California Republican's more careful parsing apparently included declaring Obama's government the most corrupt in history. "We are busy in Washington with a corrupt government, with a government that I said more than a year ago was perhaps -- because of the money, because of the amount of TARP and stimulus funds -- was going to be the most corrupt government in history, and it is proving to be that, just exactly that," Issa said in a Bloomberg television interview. [...]"
US Politics: "GOP Leaders: America 'May Never Recover' From Obama" [04/25/12] "America's top two Republican leaders fired blistering broadsides Tuesday at President Barack Obama, saying that the president had made the economy and the future worse and that the United States "may never recover." House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) laid down the starkest warning, telling Fox News, "America can't live for four more years with Barack Obama as president. His policies will turn America in a direction that we may never recover from." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) piled on later in a Senate floor speech, hitting Obama for misleading young people. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Campaign Faces Dropoff In Big Donations" [04/21/12] "Obama’s re-election campaign is straining to raise the huge sums it is counting on to run against Mitt Romney, with sharp dropoffs in donations from nearly every major industry forcing it to rely more than ever on small contributions and a relative handful of major donors. From Wall Street to Hollywood, from doctors and lawyers, the traditional big sources of campaign cash are not delivering for the Obama campaign as they did four years ago. The falloff has left his fund-raising totals running behind where they were at the same point in 2008 — though well ahead of Mr. Romney’s — and has induced growing concern among aides and supporters as they confront the prospect that Republicans and their “super PAC” allies will hold a substantial advantage this fall. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Hammered For 'Jetting Around,' Taking Vacations While Americans Suffer" [04/13/12] [1:09] "Obama, during an interview with St. Louis's KMOV, was hammered for "jetting around, [taking] different vacations and so forth, sometimes ... under the color of state business." The interviewer, Larry Conners, suggested even that folks "get frustrated, even angered" seeing the president take these trips, and told Obama that these Americans think he's "out of touch, that [Obama doesn't] really know what they're experiencing right now." Here's the transcript: [...]"
MSM: "Man Takes Down Flag Bearing Obama's Face After 'Evil-Minded' Neighbors Complain" [04/13/12] "A South Jersey man has come up with what he hopes is a solution to a controversy over the American flag that he flew in his yard — a flag bearing the image of President Barack Obama in place of the field of stars. Wes Kennedy, of the Acacia housing development in Lumberton, says he had no idea some of his neighbors had a problem with his flag until reporters started calling and telling him [...]"
Flashback: "Fatal Vision - The Deeper Evil Behind The Detainee Bill" Oct 2006 Chris Floyd [04/12/12] "It was a dark hour indeed ... when the United States Senate voted to end the Constitutional Republic and transform the country into a "Leader-State," giving the president and his agents the power to capture, torture and imprison forever anyone - American citizens included - whom they arbitrarily decide is an "enemy combatant." This also includes those who merely give "terrorism" some kind of "support," defined so vaguely that many experts say it could encompass legal advice, innocent gifts to charities or even political opposition to US government policy within its draconian strictures. All of this is bad enough - a sickening and cowardly surrender of liberty not seen in a major Western democracy since the Enabling Act passed by the German Reichstag in March 1933. But it is by no means the full extent of our degradation. In reality, the darkness is deeper, and more foul, than most people imagine. For in addition to the dictatorial powers of seizure and torment given by Congress on Thursday to George W. Bush - powers he had already seized and exercised for five years anyway, even without this fig leaf of sham legality - there is a far more sinister imperial right that Bush has claimed - and used - openly, without any demur or debate from Congress at all: ordering the "extrajudicial killing" of anyone on earth that he and his deputies decide - arbitrarily, without charges, court hearing, formal evidence, or appeal - is an "enemy combatant." [...]"
MSM: "Racial Rows In US Worse Under Obama" Press TV [04/09/12] [24:41] "Hundreds of protesters have marched in Washington D.C. to demand justice for the late February fatal shooting of an African- American teenager by a Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, Press TV reports. Press TV has interviewed Lin Dinh, political analyst from Philadelphia about the targeting of black youths in particular and resulting tragedies. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview. [...]"
Commentary: "No More Rule By Slogans And Brands: Public Confidence In The Pr State In D.C. Is Collapsing" [04/08/12] "... Barack Obama is a pseudo president of a propaganda state that has committed atrocities against innocent people in America and around the world. Obama's name, image, authority, and charisma were all artificially created by the mind controllers in the mass media. As the legendary journalist John Pilger said in April 2009, "No one knew what the new brand actually stood for." Since it stands for nothing, the Obama brand is falling into oblivion. Obama, who was sold as the defender of the rule of law and the rights of the American people, is now being exposed to be a liar and a fraud. [...]"
MSM: "Annoyed Judge Wants DOJ to Refute Obama" [04/05/12] "When President Obama said that "unelected" justices shouldn't overturn ObamaCare, he apparently offended a federal appeals court judge in Houston. Yesterday, during oral arguments on a separate challenge of the health care law, Judge Jerry Smith asked a Justice Department attorney to submit a three-page, single-spaced letter specifically referring to Obama's comments, and acknowledging "that the Attorney General and the Department of Justice do recognize the authority of the federal courts through unelected judges to strike acts of Congress or portions thereof in appropriate cases." Attorney Dana Kaersvang seemed "somewhat surprised" when presented with the request, the AP notes, and assured Smith that the Justice Department does recognize the judicial review powers held by the courts, but Smith insisted on the letter anyway. Earlier yesterday, at a meeting of the AP in Washington, Obama had clarified his comments. The Supreme Court "is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it," he said. "I have enormous confidence that in looking at this law, not only is it constitutional, but that the Court is going to exercise its jurisprudence carefully because of the profound power that our Supreme Court has." [...]" Related: "Holder Says 'Courts Have Final Say' In Response To Furor Over Obama's Health Law Comments" "Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged Wednesday that the "courts have final say," and said his department would respond formally to an appeals court order to explain whether the Obama administration believes judges in fact have the power to overturn federal laws. The attorney general, at a brief press conference in Chicago, made clear the administration thinks they do. "We respect the decisions made by the courts since Marbury v. Madison," Holder said Wednesday, referring to the landmark 1803 case that established the precedent of judicial review. "Courts have final say." [...]"
MSM: "Top Obama Fundraiser Accused Of Fraud" [04/04/12] "A major fundraiser for the re-election campaign of US President Barack Obama has been accused of fraud and dodging creditors, a report says. As Bloomberg runs reports revealing New York City is the top source of donations for both the Obama and Romney campaigns news surfaces that one of Obama's top donors and fundraisers, the New York based Abaka Assongba, has been accused of fraud. According to reports, Abaka is accused of defrauding a Swiss businessman of $650,000 after engaging him in an email scam and then using that money to buy a multi-million dollar home in Florida. Accompanying the fraud charges against Abaka are other embarrassments for the Obama campaign, including revalatoins of a 2004 eviction for owing $5,000 in back rent and another court case where she was ordered to pay $10,000 for back rent and damage. [...]"
Commentary: "Appeals Court Fires Back At Obama's Comments On Health Care Case" [04/04/12] "In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president's bluff -- ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom. The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president's comments yesterday about the Supreme Court's review of the health care law. Mr. Obama all but threw down the gauntlet with the justices, saying he was "confident" the Court would not "take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." Overturning a law of course would not be unprecedented -- since the Supreme Court since 1803 has asserted the power to strike down laws it interprets as unconstitutional. The three-judge appellate court appears to be asking the administration to admit that basic premise -- despite the president's remarks that implied the contrary. The panel ordered the Justice Department to submit a three-page, single-spaced letter by noon Thursday addressing whether the Executive Branch believes courts have such power, the lawyer said. The panel is hearing a separate challenge to the health care law by physician-owned hospitals. The issue arose when a lawyer for the Justice Department began arguing before the judges. Appeals Court Judge Jerry Smith immediately interrupted, asking if DOJ agreed that the judiciary could strike down an unconstitutional law. The DOJ lawyer, Dana Lydia Kaersvang, answered yes -- and mentioned Marbury v. Madison, the landmark case that firmly established the principle of judicial review more than 200 years ago, according to the lawyer in the courtroom. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Versus The Constitution" [04/04/12] "Obama today fired his opening salvo in an unprecedented attack on the Constitution of the United States. Regarding the impending Supreme Court ruling on the health control law, the President said, “Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” His factual claims are false. His principle is a direct assault on the Constitution’s creation of an independent judicial branch as a check on constitutional violations by the other two branches. [...] Obama today has considerably raised the stakes in Sebelius v. Florida. At issue now is not just the issue of whether Congress can commandeer the People and compel them to purchase the products of a particular oligopoly. At issue is whether the Court will bow to a President who denies they very legitimacy of judicial review of congressional statutes–or at least those that statutes which garnered the “strong” majority of 219 out of 435 Representatives. [...] " Related: "The Constitution Of The United States Of America: Analysis And Interpretation - 2010 Supplement" PDF "It is certainly not “unprecedented” for the Court to overturn a law passed by “a democratically elected Congress.” The Court has done so 165 times, as of 2010. (See p. 201 of this Congressional Research Service report.) [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Dares The Supreme Court To Overturn His Health Care Law" [04/03/12] "Barack Obama is gearing up for a potential fight with the Supreme Court in the event it overturns his signature legislative achievement. Speaking publicly for the first time since the hearings at the high court on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obama exuded confidence that the law would be upheld as constitutional and set himself up for a battle with the court by labeling a potential overturn "judicial activism." "In accordance with precedent out there, it's constitutional," Obama said at a joint press conference in the White House's Rose Garden with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, according to The Huffington Post. “That’s not just my opinion, by the way. That’s the opinion of legal experts across the ideological spectrum, including two very conservative appellate court justices who said this wasn’t even a close case.” This was his main point -- that overturning of the law would be an unprecedented step. It sets Obama up for a campaign against the high court should it overturn the law, portraying it as an activist and perhaps partisan bench. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Official Resigns Over Taxpayer-Funded Clown And Mind Reader" [04/03/12] "The head of Obama's General Services Administration resigned today over allegations of excessive spending at a Las Vegas training conference for federal workers that featured a mindreader, a clown, and a comedian. The Washington Post scoops that GSA Administrator Martha Johnson submitted her letter of resignation to the White House Monday after the administration learned about the the conference from a forthcoming report from the GSA's watchdog. According to the Post, the report found that the GSA used $835,000 in taxpayer funds to host a 2010 training conference for 300 employees at a luxury hotel in Vegas. Expenses included $147,000 on airfare and lodging for conference organizers; $3,200 for a mind reader; $6,300 for commemorative coin sets; $75,000 on a training exercise to build a bicycle. The Post does not specify how much money was spent on the clown and the comedian. Johnson's deputies have also stepped down over the spending scandal, and four GSA employees who organized the conference have been placed on leave pending further action, according to the Post. In a statement to the Post, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said the President learned about the spending report before his recent trip to South Korea and "was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors, and disregard for taxpayer dollars." [...]"
Legal Case: "Judge Napolitano On Obamacare And The Supreme Court" [03/31/12] [5:04] Part 2 [2:48] " [...]" Related: "Judge Napolitano Day 1 Analysis of Supreme Court Health Care Debate" [6:24] | "Judge Napolitano Day 2 Analysis of Supreme Court Health Care Debate" [6:24] Part 2 [2:48] | "Judge Napolitano Day 3 Analysis of Supreme Court Health Care Debate" [5:40] Part 2 [2:51]|
Commentary: "Obama Lawyer Laughed At In Supreme Court " [03/27/12] 2 "On the first day of health care reform arguments before the Supreme Court, two justices needled a top Obama lawyer for simultaneously calling the fine that will be paid under the law for not purchasing insurance a “penalty” and a “tax.” The confusion arises because of the administration’s argument that the power to enforce the individual mandate is rooted in Congress’ taxing power — but that the mechanism itself is designed to be a penalty, not a revenue-generating policy. The narrow but important distinction created a communication challenge for the lawyer representing the Obama administration. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli used the phrase “tax penalty” multiple times to describe the individual mandate’s backstop. He portrayed the fee as a penalty by design, but one that functions as a tax because it’s collected through the tax code. “General Verrilli, today you are arguing that the penalty is not a tax. Tomorrow you are going to be back and you will be arguing that the penalty is a tax,” said Justice Samuel Alito, in one of the few laugh lines throughout the 90 minutes of argument Monday. The remark underscores the fine line the White House is walking in its argument. On one hand, it says the backstop is not a tax, because that could subject it to the Anti-Injunction Act — the focal point of Monday’s arguments — and delay a ruling to at least 2015. On the other, they claim that the power to impose a penalty derives from Congress’ broad taxing power. That’s in part because calling it a tax makes defending the mandate easier — Congress’ power to levy taxes is less in question than its power to require people to do things. Justice Elena Kagan asked whether refusing to buy insurance would constitute breaking the law, to which Verrilli responded that if people “pay the tax, then they are in compliance with the law.” That caught the attention of Justice Stephen Breyer. “Why do you keep saying tax?” Breyer interjected, to more laughs. The justices, particularly the four Democratic-appointees, and Justice Antonin Scalia, appeared skeptical that the fine constitutes a tax. The distinction is nuanced, but key to one of the administration’s arguments. [...]" Related: "Transcript: Health Care Supreme Court Arguments – Day 1"
Commentary: "Obama Relies on Debt Collectors Profiting From Student Loan Woe" [03/27/12] "With $67 billion of student loans in default, the Education Department is turning to an army of private debt-collection companies to put the squeeze on borrowers. Working on commissions that totaled about $1 billion last year, these government contractors face growing complaints that they are violating federal laws by insisting on stiff payments, even when borrowers’ incomes make them eligible for leniency. Education Department contracts -- featuring commissions of as much as 20 percent of recoveries -- encourage collectors to insist on high payments. Former debt collectors said they worked in a “boiler- room” environment, where they could earn bonuses of thousands of dollars a month, restaurant gift cards and even trips to foreign resorts if they collected enough from borrowers. [...] Debt collectors are the subject of more complaints to the Federal Trade Commission than any other industry -- almost 181,000 last year. Within the past 17 months, three companies working for the Education Department -- including one that is majority owned by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s private-equity arm -- settled federal or state allegations of abusive debt collections. The companies didn’t acknowledge wrongdoing, and Chase declined to comment. The Education Department said the government investigations didn’t involve the companies’ work for the agency. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 in the wake of the credit crisis, has proposed supervising the largest debt collectors to ensure they are complying with laws such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. About 5 million federal education-loan borrowers are in default, generally meaning they have failed to make payments for 270 days or more. [...]"
Buffoonery: "Delusional Obama: “After My Election I Have More Flexibility" [03/27/12] "At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.” Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." [...]" Note: Obama is the last 'president' ... he will not be 're-elected' unless they scrap the election, and even in that case, there will be no president sworn in in 2013.
Commentary: "Secret Meeting Leads To Watered Down Ban On Congressional Insider Trading" [03/25/12] Video clip [3:52] "The Senate passed a bill Thursday to explicitly ban insider trading by members of Congress and the executive branch, and that means the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act is headed to the president’s desk. But this STOCK Act is quite a bit weaker than earlier versions. The STOCK Act has been on a glide path ever since an explosive 60 Minutes story last fall highlighted the issue of members of Congress apparently profiting on nonpublic information. [...]The STOCK Act passed the Senate with unanimous consent. But Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley wasn’t celebrating. He was unhappy with the bill, not because it was too strong, but because it didn’t go far enough. [...]" Related: Commentary: "The Bill On Insider Trading Moves To The White House" [03/23/12] "The Senate on Thursday sent the White House a bill to explicitly ban members of Congress, the president and thousands of other federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job. While the bill lets the public see more of government officials' financial dealings, and view them online more frequently, it abandons an earlier proposal to require public reports from people who gather information from Congress — and sell it, mainly to investors. Barack Obama repeated his commitment to sign the STOCK Act, which stands for Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge. "It's a good first step," he said after passage. "And in the months ahead, Congress should do even more to help fight the destructive influence of money in politics and rebuild the trust between Washington and the American people." The driving force behind the bill was Congress' need to boost its dismal approval ratings, and the perception from a television report that lawmakers are profiting personally from their work. Polls in the past several weeks indicated between 12 percent and 19 percent Americans approved of the job Congress is doing. [...]" Note: Closing the barn door after the horses have already fled is useless, pointless and disingenuous.
Commentary: "The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against Obamacare" [03/25/12] "When a reporter asked then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) back in October 2009 “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”, Pelosi's response was to dismiss both the reporter and the question. “Are you serious?” she sneered. Nadeam Elshami, Pelosi’s communications director, later amplified his boss’s response, telling CNS News, “You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question.” We're serious.The U.S. Supreme Court thinks that it is. On Monday March 26, the Supreme Court will begin hearing three days of oral arguments devoted to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including its controversial "requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage." This requirement, also known as the individual mandate, forces all Americans to buy or secure health insurance under what Congress claims is its power "to regulate commerce...among the several states." Twenty-six of those states, plus the National Federation of Independent Business and several individuals, are challenging the health care law, claiming it is an illegal power grab by the federal government that tramples the Constitution and undermines the principles of federalism. Contrary to what Nancy Pelosi would have you believe, these challengers have a strong and serious case. Here are four of their best arguments against the individual mandate. [...]"
MSM: "GOP Lawmaker Accidentally Reveals Truth Behind Solyndra Investigation: Elections Drive Investigation " [03/23/12] "After months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans failed to produce a smoking gun, one Republican lawmaker let slip why House Republicans have kept up the charge. In an interview following yet another hearing in which Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified about the Department's loan guarantee program, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) appeared to admit that Republicans' ongoing probes of the program -- from which the bankrupt California-based solar company Solyndra and others benefited -- are largely a play to win votes in November. "Our staff will continue to dig into it and see," Jordan told Environment & Energy Daily. "But what I hope happens is we stop doing these kind of things ... this whole cronyism approach to the marketplace.
"Ultimately, we'll stop it on Election Day, hopefully. And bringing attention to these things helps the voters and citizens of the country make the kind of decision that I hope helps them as they evaluate who they are going to vote for in November." [...]"
Commentary: "Solar Company Gets Subsidy For Selling Solar Panels To Itself" [03/20/12] "A heavily subsidized solar company received a U.S. taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels to itself. First Solar is the company. The subsidy came from the Export-Import Bank, which President Obama and Harry Reid are currently fighting to extend and expand. The underlying issue is how Obama's insistence on green-energy subsidies and export subsidies manifests itself as rank corporate welfare. Here's the road of subsidies these solar panels followed from Perrysburg, Ohio, to St. Clair, Ontario. [...]" Note: Another milestone in convoluted self-interest and corporate greed.
Commentary: "10 Controversial Facts In The Obama Deception That Are Now Self-Evident" [03/19/12] "... The documentary, "The Obama Deception," released in March 2009, has been watched 30-40 million times in the last three years, whether on the Internet, or in DVD format. And that is a conservative estimate. At the time, critics said that the film made wild and conspiratorial claims about Barack Obama's presidency, the United States government, and Wall Street. But those critics are silent now. In 2012, the film's controversial claims can be measured and fact-checked based on three years of hard data, evidence, and official statements by members of the Obama administration. The ten biggest claims that were made in 'The Obama Deception,' according to my reading of the film, are listed below, followed by a brief explanation of why they are true, when necessary. [...]" Note: See the link at the top of this panel to watch the film if you are interested and haven't seen it.
Commentary: "Obama Struggling To Bring in High Dollar Donations" [03/19/12] "President Obama is struggling to draw in big-dollar donations, with half as many people writing large checks to his campaign than at this point four years ago. At the end of January, 1.4 million people had donated to the Obama campaign, responding to appeals for contributions as small as $2. [...]" Note: Perhaps the other half smartened up, and aren't interested in extending the term of a psychopathic narcissist who aided and abetted the collapse of the economy of the United States and the rest of the world.
Commentary: "Misusing Martial Law" [03/19/12] "This criminal act was made possible by the Bush-appointment of J. Edgar Ashcroft, way back in 2002. What this new and totally uncalled for Presidential Order enables is the use and abuse of the powers of the Office of the President to declare a State of Emergency that does not yet exist because this country has NOT been attacked. Neither are we about to be attacked by any other nation; which is the sole condition required for taking such an un-American action. It is also glaringly obvious that since the government itself has been responsible for shredding this nation's industries and smashing any direct relationship between the real nationally security requirement; to MAINTAIN a healthy economy, in the very real interests of the actual national security requirements (Of the USA) that this government FAILED to maintain throughout every year from the beginning of the new Millennium until the present moment. No nation can dump its industries, its jobs, its healthcare, its educational system and the true security interests of this country, over a period of 12 years: While continuing to give its own desperately needed cash to a foreign power at the rate of $8 million a day that we give every day to Israel. [...]" Related: "Executive-order panic: Martial law in U.S.?" "The White House’s late-week release of an executive order has sent the online community into an uproar, worried that President Obama had secretly provided himself means to institute martial law in America. In the common practice of dumping government documents on a Friday afternoon, just as the news cycle is wrapping up for the week – a move critics say allows the administration to avoid widespread coverage of embarrassing actions – the White House released an executive order on “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” [...] But are the cries of martial law and expanding executive power justified? No, says William A. Jacobson, associate clinical professor at Cornell Law School. “If someone wants to make the argument that this is an expansion of presidential powers, then do so based on actual language,” warns Jacobson. “There is enough that Obama actually does wrong without creating claims which do not hold up to scrutiny. As it turns out, Obama’s executive order is nearly identical to EO 12919, issued by President Clinton on June 7, 1994, which itself was an amendment to EO 10789, issued in 1958 by President Eisenhower, and which in fact, was later amended by EO 13286, issued in 2003 by George W. Bush. “I’m not ruling out the possibility that this is more than it seems,” adds Jacobson, “but unless and until someone [demonstrates any expansion of powers in the order], I’ll consider this to be routine. [...]" Note: See below.
Beyond 2012: "New Executive Order Seizes Total Control over Civilian Activities" [03/18/12] "A new Executive Order signed on March 16, 2012, gives Obama the "power" to seize all forms of transportation, food, and any other civilian services including health care, for national defense, as well as to conscript necessary persons for a National Defense Executive Reserve. This is an all-inclusive E.O. that executes total control over everything from home gardens to any form of transportation, to forcing people to work for the collective. For those who think this new Executive Order will not affect you because you think we are not in a “national emergency,” understand that WE ARE, with Iran as the excuse. Obama signed a “Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran” on March 13, just three days before the following E.O. [...]" Note: This is unlikely to be implemented in any meaningful way in 2012, due to the election.
Beyond 2012: "20 Million Could Lose Employer Coverage Under Obama Health Care Overhaul" [03/18/12] "As many as 20 million Americans could lose their employer- sponsored coverage in 2019 under the health care legislation signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. This is the worst-case scenario set out by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in a report released Thursday. The CBO’s most optimistic estimate, which the federal agency says is subject to a “tremendous amount of uncertainty,” is that 3 million to 5 million could lose their employer health coverage each year from 2019 through 2022. [...]"
Commentary: "Senators Urge Obama Administration To Declassify Secret Domestic Spy Court Rulings" [03/17/12] "United States Senator Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, have called for the Obama administration to declassify the secret court rulings which reportedly give the federal government even wider domestic spying powers than was intended under the 'PATRIOT' Act. The ' PATRIOT' Act, which was pushed into law – with many legislators not even reading it – in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, gives the government of the United States ludicrously unconstitutional surveillance powers with little to no oversight... They said a top-secret intelligence operation that is based on secret legal theory is not as crucial to national security as executive branch officials have maintained. [...]"
MSM: "Supreme Court Rejects Televised Coverage Of Health Care Arguments" [03/17/12] "The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed it will not televise coverage of the health care reform case oral arguments, but it will provide same-day audio of the proceedings. The Court will post the audio recordings and unofficial transcripts as soon as the digital files are available for uploading to the website,” the court said in a statement. “The audio recordings and transcripts of the March 26-28 morning sessions should be available no later than 2 p.m. The recording and transcript of the March 28 afternoon session should be available no later than 4 p.m.” The court cited “extraordinary public interest” in the case. [...]" Note: More corrupt reincarnated retreads ... wouldn't anything that affected everyone by being involuntarily imposed normally be of 'extraordinary public interest'?
MSM: "Obama Impeachment Bill Introduced In Congress" [03/12/12] "Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” Specifically, Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya. In an exclusive WND column, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo claims that Jones introduced his House Concurrent Resolution 107 in response to startling recent comments from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. “This week it was Secretary of Defense Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and President Obama look not to the Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations,” Tancredo writes. “This led to Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., introducing an official resolution calling for impeachment should Obama take offensive action based on Panetta’s policy statement, because it would violate the Constitution.” [...]" Related: "Obama's Military Actions In Syria May Be Impeachable" | "Panetta: 'International Permission' Trumps Congressional Permission For Military Actions" [03/08/12] [7:31] "Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States. [...]"
Commentary: "An Israeli October Surprise on Obama?" [03/09/12] "The greatest danger the United States (and any peace-loving person in the Middle East) currently faces is that Barak and Prime Minister Netanyahu will spring an October surprise (or a surprise in any month between now and the first Tuesday of November) in the form of an armed attack on Iran. Because Netanyahu and his government probably prefer that President Obama not be reelected, any of the aftereffects of their surprise - such as a big spike in gasoline prices and maybe even a slide of the U.S. economy back into recession - that would hurt Mr. Obama's reelection chances would be a bonus for them. The welfare of American consumers and workers is not high on their list of decision-making criteria. If there is a war with Iran, Israel will be not just a contributing factor but instead the prime mover. [...] A key consideration for them is the possibly different reactions of a U.S. president facing a fight for reelection (while also facing that political muscle represented at the convention center) and a newly reelected president who knows he never would be running for anything again. Because Netanyahu and his government probably prefer that President Obama not be reelected, any of the aftereffects of their surprise - such as a big spike in gasoline prices and maybe even a slide of the U.S. economy back into recession - that would hurt Mr. Obama's reelection chances would be a bonus for them. The welfare of American consumers and workers is not high on their list of decision-making criteria. What is billed as an Iran problem is thus mainly an Israel problem. If the United States were to be sucked, or pushed, into a new war in the Middle East, the Israel dimension would be significantly greater than it was even with the Iraq War, despite the many disturbing similarities between the run-up to that conflict and the current situation regarding Iran.[...]"
Commentary: "Legal Experts Destroy Rationale for Obama’s Assassination Policy" [03/09/12] "... To recap Barack Obama’s view: it is a form of “terror” for someone to be detained “without even getting one chance to prove their innocence,” but it is good and noble for them to be executed under the same circumstances. To recap Eric Holder’s view: we must not accept when the Bush administration says “just trust us” when it comes to spying on the communications of accused Terrorists, but we must accept when the Obama administration says “just trust us” when it comes to targeting our fellow citizens for execution. What’s so striking is how identical Obama officials and their defenders sound when compared to the right-wing legal theorists who justified Bush’s most controversial programs. Even the core justifying slogans are the same: we are at War; the Battlefield is everywhere; Presidents have the right to spy on, detain and kill combatants without court permission; the Executive Branch is the sole organ for war and no courts can interfere in the President’s decisions, etc. I spent years writing about and refuting those legal theories and they are identical to what we hear now. Just consider how similar the two factions sound to one another. When it came to their War on Terror controversies, Bush officials constantly said back then exactly what Obama officials and defenders say now: we’re only using these powers against Terrorists — The Bad People — not against regular, normal, Good Americans; so if you’re not a Terrorist, you have nothing to worry about. This is nothing more than an exercise of supremely circular reasoning and question-begging: whether someone is actually a Terrorist can be determined only when the evidence of their guilt is presented and they have an opportunity to respond, just as Holder and Obama said during the Bush years. Government assurances that they’re only targeting Terrorists — whether those assurances issue from Bush or Obama — should reassure nobody: this is always what those who abuse power claim, and it’s precisely why we don’t trust government officials to punish people based on unproven accusations. [Indeed, we’ve gone from a nation of laws to a nation of powerful men making laws in secret. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Shifts Location Of G-8 Summit From Hometown Of Chicago To His Camp David Retreat" [03/06/12] "The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland. It was an unusually late location change for a large and highly scripted international summit and came with little explanation from the White House. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — the former White House chief of staff who personally lobbied President Barack Obama to hold the summit in Chicago — was informed only hours before the official announcement. White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor simply said that Camp David, the rustic retreat in the mountains of Maryland, was a setting that would allow for more intimate discussions among the G-8 leaders. He said security and the possibility of protests were not factors in the decision, noting that Obama would still host the NATO summit in his hometown of Chicago from May 20-21. The White House said the G-8 summit would take place May 18-19. The idea of moving the G-8 to Camp David was raised to the president a few weeks ago, a senior administration official said, adding that the president was intrigued by the novelty of the idea and asked staff whether they could pull off the change. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity about internal White House thinking. [...]" Note: There's thinking .... but little understanding about reality.
Commentary: "Breitbart: "Wait ‘Til They See What Happens March 1st" [03/03/12] [2:47] "In a stunning coincidence, It appears Andrew Breitbart suffered his untimely death just hours before he was set to release damning video footage that could have sunk Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Around three weeks ago on February 9 during the ‘Blog Bash’ event in Washington DC, Breitbart made a prophetic comment that takes on a somewhat chilling nature given the fact that he died in the early hours of March 1st. [...]" Related: "Breitbart’s Footage Shows Obama ‘Palling Around’ With " Terrorists" "The footage that Andrew Breitbart planned to release just hours after his untimely death would have proven hugely damaging to President Obama’s re-election hopes, because it shows Obama fraternizing with Weather Underground terrorists whose goal it was to set up a Communist dictatorship inside the United States. Although Obama’s links with Bill Ayers and other radicals from the era has been well documented for years, after all it was Ayers who helped launch Obama’s political career, for him to be seen on video ‘palling’ around with terrorists who wanted to set up a brutal Communist dictatorship inside the United States would have represented a public relations nightmare going into the election. | "Larry Grathwohl Interview About William Ayers, Obama's Mentor" [2:20] "This video shows an interview of Larry Grathwohl who was an FBI agent assigned to investigate the Weather Underground. William Ayers is the founder of the Weather Underground. This man is speaking about William Ayers. It was in William Ayers' livingroom that Barack Obama launched his political career. [...]" | "Jerome Corsi: Breitbart’s Last Contact Was With Sheriff Joe Arpaio" [13:39] "The news conference of Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate yielded one fascinating back story. This is a story which has received no media coverage, but it deserves to get out. This back story is about Andrew’s last hours. In those last hours he was working with Sheriff Arpaio to get the truth about Obama’s fraudulent birth certificate out to a wider audience. [...]" "Part 2" [4:18] |"Who Would Want Breitbart Dead? Its a Long List" Godfather Politics "I got a call Thursday morning from my business partner asking me what I thought about the death of Andrew Breitbart. He wanted to know if I thought it might have been a hit job. First, I was shocked that Breitbart had died. I had not heard the news. [...]" "Barrack Obama Exposed As a Corporate Controlled Puppet" [10:31]
MSM: "Indefinite Military Detention: President Obama Waives It For Americans" [02/29/12] "The White House released rules Tuesday evening waiving the most controversial piece of the new military detention law, and exempting U.S. citizens, as well as other broad categories of suspected terrorists. Indefinite military detention of Americans and others was granted in the defense authorization bill President Barack Obama signed just before Christmas, sparking a storm of anger from civil libertarians on the left and right. The new rules -- which deal with Section 1022 of the law -- are aimed at soothing many of their gravest concerns, an administration official said. Those concerns are led by the possibility that a law that grants the president authority to jail Americans without trial in Guantanamo Bay based on secret evidence could easily be abused. "It is important to recognize that the scope of the new law is limited," says a fact sheet released by the White House, focusing on that worry. "Section 1022 does not apply to U.S. citizens, and the President has decided to waive its application to lawful permanent residents arrested in the United States." It also addresses a concern of the White House and advocates of civil law enforcement, insisting that even if a suspect is transfered to the military, the person can be shifted back if the administration believes it is important for national security. [...]"
MSM: "White House Pumped Millions Into NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Programs" [02/29/12] "Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance. The money is part of a little-known grant intended to help law enforcement fight drug crimes. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush and Obama administrations have provided $135 million to the New York and New Jersey region through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, known as HIDTA. Some of that money — it’s unclear exactly how much because the program has little oversight — has paid for the cars that plainclothes NYPD officers used to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighborhoods. It also paid for computers that store even innocuous information about Muslim college students, mosque sermons and social events. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Using Espionage Act To "Silence And Prosecute Workers: Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth" [02/28/12] "Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria. Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers to court?” He then suggested that the administration seemed to believe that “the truth should come out abroad; it shouldn’t come out here.” [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s Human Rights Insouciance" [02/22/12] "... Nothing better illustrates the total unreality of life in the West than the fact that the entire Western world did not break out in riotous laughter over Obama’s expression of his human rights concern over China’s behavior. Washington’s concern with human rights does not extend as far as airport security where little girls and grandmothers are sexually groped. Antiwar activists have their homes invaded, their personal possessions carried off, and a grand jury is summoned to frame them up on some terrorist charge. US soldier Bradley Manning is held for two years in violation of the US Constitution while the human rights government concocts fabricated charges to punish him for revealing a US war crime. WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is harassed endlessly with the goal of bringing him into the human rights clutches of Washington. Critics of Washington’s inhumane policies are monitored and spied upon. Washington is the worst violator of human rights in our era, and Washington has only begun. [...]"
MSM: "Ryan, Sessions Warn Obama's Budget Could Spur Greek-Style Debt Crisis " [02/14/12] "President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion budget plan does nothing to address mounting debt and could lead the country into a European-style crisis, key congressional Republicans said Monday. "Again, the president has ducked responsibility. He has failed to take any credible action" to address the debt crisis, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on a conference call. "All we're getting here is more spending, more borrowing and more debt that will lead to slower economic growth. This is not a fiscal plan to save America from a debt crisis. It's a political plan for the president's reelection." [...] Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), also on the press call, said Obama's budget is "exceedingly deceptive" because it actually creates $11 trillion in new debt. Obama is relying on "budget gimmicks" to claim $4 trillion in deficit reduction, he said, when the reality is his plan would only achieve $273 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years. "Next year, the United States could be like Greece," Sessions continued, referring to the severe debt crisis faced by that country as a result of uncontrolled government spending." Note: This whole thing refers to the period of time after 2012, so it's just presented to show how intractable these buffoons really are. They're out of time.
MSM: "Obama-Appointed US Trade Adviser Linked To Illegal Deal In Congolese Gold" [02/07/12] "A US trade adviser appointed by Barack Obama orchestrated a deal to buy gold worth millions of dollars from a wanted Congolese warlord, according to a UN report. Kase Lawal, a Nigerian-born US oil tycoon, transferred millions of dollars to the notorious rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda between December 2010 and February 2011 as part of the deal, the report by the UN’s Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) states. If true, this would be a contravention of UN resolutions banning individuals or organisations from financing illegal armed groups in the wartorn eastern DRC. The UN report says Lawal, the chairman and chief executive of the Houston-based oil firm Camac, was aware he was paying Ntaganda. Obama put Lawal on the US advisory committee for trade and policy negotiations in September 2010, just months before the deal with Ntaganda. According to the report, while Lawal was initially under the impression that he was buying gold from an owner in Kenya, he did not abort the deal when he learned Ntaganda was the true owner. Instead, the UN report says Lawal merely “appeared relieved to finally be engaging directly with the true owner of the gold”. [...]"
MSM: "Obama’s Peace Prize About To Be Confiscated? Nobel Peace Prize Jury Under Investigation" [02/07/12] "Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize’s original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday. The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations. If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations in Sweden’s capital, finds that prize founder Alfred Nobel’s will is not being honored, it has the authority to suspend award decisions going back three years — though that would be unlikely and unprecedented, said Mikael Wiman, a legal expert working for the county. [...]"
MSM: "Obama On 'Super Bowl Sunday': ‘I Deserve A Second Term’" [02/06/12] "President Obama said Sunday that he deserves to be reelected because his administration has made progress on the economy, but he acknowledged there is "much more work to do". [...]" Note: Boy, talk about a delusional individual ... dumb as a stone.
Commentary: "See No Evil: A Strange Absolution of Obama’s Warmongering" [02/03/12] "It's hard to say which is more offensive in Patrick Cockburn's recent analysis of America’s warmongering toward Iran: his portrait of wily Jews manipulating and "bamboozling" the American power elite into acting against their own interests and good intentions; or the 'Amos and Andy' echoes in the image of a Negro President too dumb to know he's being played by wicked Hebrews. In any case, it is an astounding -- and dismaying -- performance from a writer who has long been one of the very best in delineating the operations of empire in the Middle East. As so often happens, Arthur Silber has already been on the case. In his latest post, Silber notes that most of Cockburn's analysis is right on target. Cockburn he writes that the methods being used "by the US, Israel and West European leaders" to whip up war fever against Iran are "deeply dishonest," and "similar to the drumbeat of propaganda and disinformation about Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction." Cockburn also says that sanctions, such as the ones recently imposed by the European Union on Iranian oil sales, "are likely to intensify the crisis, impoverish ordinary Iranians and psychologically prepare the ground for war because of the demonization of Iran." All of this is demonstrably and undeniably true. But then he goes on. Silber sets the scene (and adds the emphases): But note what else Cockburn says, which is most definitely not similar to anything I've written. Writing about U.S. neoconservatives, the Likud Party and the Israel lobby in Washington, Cockburn states: These are very much the same people who targeted Iraq in the 1990s. They have been able to force the White House to adopt their program and it is now, in turn, being implemented by a European Union that naively sees sanctions as an alternative to military conflict. …. It is this latter policy [of toppling the Iranian government] that has triumphed. Israel, its congressional allies and the neoconservatives have successfully bamboozled the Obama administration into a set of policies that make sense only if the aim is overthrow of the regime in Tehran…. It is difficult not to admire the skill with which Netanyahu has maneuvered the White House and European leaders into the very confrontation with Iran they wanted to avoid. [...]"
MSM: "Michelle Obama Cites 'Remarkable Progress' On The Economy (That Barely Exists)" [02/02/12] "In the last three years, we've worked hard to get out of this mess and we've made some remarkable progress," the first lady told a group of about 135 supporters at a private campaign event for her husband. She listed President Obama's accomplishments on healthcare reform, the removal of troops from Iraq and the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" among other items on the list of "promises kept" touted by Obama's reelection campaign. [...]" Note: 135 supporters ... other reincarnated retread losers, just like Michelle Obama ...
MSM: "Obama Tells Woman It Is "Interesting" Her Unemployed Husband Can't Find Job" [01/31/12] [3:17] "During his Google+ hangout Pres. Obama tells a woman that her husband shouldn't be unemployed from the growth he has seen in the economy. Obama said he finds it "interesting" because he is getting "the word" that someone in her husband's job field "should be able to find something right away." Obama offered to do something if she would just send him her husband's resume. The woman wants to know why Obama is extending visas for foreigners when there is tons of demand for American jobs by Americans. "I don't know what your husband's speciality [is], but I can tell you that there is a huge demand around the country for engineers," Obama told the woman. [...]" Note: Another sequential trying to intellectualize emotion.
Commentary: "The Emperor Obama's Speech" Lew Rockwell [01/28/12] "The other night, Emperor Palpatine gave his State of the Empire speech. You know, the Sith Lord from Star Wars. He channeled his Dark Presence right into the Capitol Building, where he transmogrified into our soon-to-be Galactic Emperor. I am far from the only person who noticed this, which proves I was not hallucinating. See for yourself. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA " [01/27/12] "Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization. The hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and took offline the Federal Trade Commission’s website yesterday in protest against the treaty, which was also the subject of demonstrations across major cities in Poland, a country set to sign the agreement today. Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA. [...]"
MSM: "Chris Hedges Sues Obama Admin Over Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens Approved in NDAA" [01/24/12] [12:10] "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has filed suit against President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes controversial provisions authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world, without charge or trial. [...]"
Commentary: "The New Solyndras" [01/17/12] "CBS News report on 12 other green energy companies who received questionable loans from the Obama administration. Solar panel maker Solyndra received a $528 million Energy Department loan in 2009 - and went bankrupt last year. The government's risky investment strategy didn't stop there, as a CBS News investigation has uncovered a pattern of cases of the government pouring your tax dollars into clean energy. [...]" Related: "Solar Energy Scandal - A $1.2 Billion Federal Loan, '10-15' Permanent Jobs And A New Facility In Mexico" "The Department of Energy bragged about giving a $1.2 billion loan guarantee to SunPower, a politically connected solar energy company, to create “10-15 permanent jobs,” raising critical questions as to if California SunPower is the next Solyndra in the ongoing Crony-Gate scandal. Unlike Solyndra, which went bankrupt after receiving the loan from the government leaving taxpayer on the hook, SunPower’s deal is more complicated. Many questions are being raised about how the company was able to obtain the loan and what they did after they got the money. [...]" | "Ga. Failure Not The Only Ethanol Misadventure" "Ethanol ventures backed by billionaire entrepreneur Vinod Khosla — including Range Fuels, which built a failed factory in Georgia — were given the green light for an estimated $600 million in federal and state subsidies, according to an analysis by The Atlanta Journal- Constitution. Yet none of the dozen or so companies financed or controlled by Khosla over the last decade has produced commercially viable ethanol. Some failed or, hamstrung by unproven technology and insufficient capital, remain behind schedule. Others bet on new technologies. To date, the companies have tapped about $250 million of the $600 million. Even though they are now unlikely to ever receive the full amounts, tens of millions have been lost. Range Fuels was approved for $162 million in grants, loans and loan guarantees for the Georgia venture. Half that amount was disbursed — and lost by taxpayers — for the cellulosic ethanol plant, now idle, in the east Georgia town of Soperton. [...]"
MSM: "SOPA Shelved Indefinitely, Obama Succumbs To Pressure, Issues Official Veto Threat" [01/16/12] "Misguided efforts to combat online privacy have been threatening to stifle innovation, suppress free speech, and even, in some cases, undermine national security. As of yesterday, though, there’s a lot less to worry about. The first sign that the bills’ prospects were dwindling came Friday, when SOPA sponsors agreed to drop a key provision that would have required service providers to block access to international sites accused of piracy. The legislation ran into an even more significant problem yesterday when the White House announced its opposition to the bills. Though the administration’s chief technology officials officials acknowledged the problem of online privacy, the White House statement presented a fairly detailed critique of the measures and concluded, “We will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.” It added that any proposed legislation “must not tamper with the technical architecture of the Internet.” Though the administration did issue a formal veto threat, the White House’s opposition signaled the end of these bills, at least in their current form. A few hours later, Congress shelved SOPA, putting off action on the bill indefinitely. [...] In November, Obama issued a similar veto threat about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows for the detention of American citizens determined to be threats to national security and public safety on the domestic (U.S.) battlefront. He flip-flopped on the issue just a couple of weeks later, and signed the bill into law over New Year’s weekend to complete silence from the mainstream media. It is our view that SOPA, in one form or another, will return with a vengeance.[...]" Note: Obama is a perpetual liar about everything in his existence and could never have been trusted.
Commentary: "Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans" [01/13/12] "Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com. White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is currently being drafted by the Obama administration and will be released by the president in a few months. [...] "We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government- controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an event Friday at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, according to CNET.com. Locke added that the Commerce Department will be setting up a national program office to work on this project. The move has raised eyebrows about privacy issues. "The government cannot create that identity infrastructure," Jim Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology told the website. "If I tried to, I wouldn't be trusted." Schmidt stresses that anonymity will remain on the Internet, saying there's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge.[...]"
MSM: "27 Congressmen to Court: If Individual Mandate's Unconstitutional, Strike Down All Obamacare" [01/11/12] "Twenty-seven members of Congress, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), have signed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the entire Obamacare law if it finds that the individual mandate provision is unconstitutional. The Family Research Council filed the amicus curiae in the case challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. [...]" Related: "HHS Finalizes Over 1,200 Waivers Under Healthcare Reform Law" | Obama Lawyers Defend Healthcare Law In Supreme Court"
MSM: "Obama's Chief of Staff Bill Daley Resigns" [01/10/12] "William Daley is ending his tumultuous tenure with the Obama administration, stepping down as chief of staff to make way for current budget director Jack Lew, White House sources tell the LA Times. Daley handed in his letter of resignation last week, and President Obama will announce the move this afternoon. Officials say Daley's resignation caught Obama by surprise; he had been counting on Daley to help navigate the impending budget showdown with Congress. [...]" Related: "Jack Lew - Obama's New Chief of Staff" "Obama's pick to succeed William Daley as his Chief of Staff is Jack Lew. Lew is currently a senior administration official who has served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Jack Lew is a practicing Orthodox Jew who observes Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. He has been an active member of both Congregation Beth Sholom of Potomac and the Riverdale Jewish Center.[...]" | "Daley Replacement Cashed In By Betting On Housing Crash" "Obama's choice to lead the White House budget office oversaw a Citigroup unit that profited off the housing collapse and financial crisis by investing in a hedge fund king who correctly predicted the eventual subprime meltdown and now finds himself involved in the center of the U.S. government's fraud case against Goldman Sachs. Jacob Lew, named Tuesday as Obama's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget to replace departing OMB chief Peter Orszag, served as chief operating officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments in 2008. He has served as a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the administration came into office. Though Lew is a longtime public servant who's spent nearly 30 years in various positions throughout government, it is his few years at Citi -- in particular the one year he spent at its then-$54 billion proprietary trading, hedge fund and private equity unit -- that's likely to raise the most eyebrows in the coming weeks as Lew faces a Senate confirmation hearing. Especially his unit's investments in a hedge fund that bet on the housing market to collapse -- a reality suffered by millions of American homeowners. [...]" Note: Another predatory individual.
MSM: "ACLU Trashes Obama Over Indefinite Detention And Torture Act" [01/08/12] "He will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.” These harsh words come courtesy of the executive director of the ACLU, formerly a supporter of the president but also just one of the many dissenters who have since have grown disillusioned with an administration tarnished by unfulfilled campaign promises and continuous constitutional violations. When he signed the National Defense Authorization Act on New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama said that he had his reservations over the controversial legislation that will allow for the indefinite detention of Americans.Now some of the president’s pals are expressing their agreement with Obama’s own hesitation but say that the commander-in-chief should have thought harder before signing away the civil liberties of Americans. Under the bill, which approves all defense spending for the 2012 fiscal year, certain provisions allow for the military detainment and torture of US citizens, indefinitely, essentially allowing for Guantanamo Bay-style prisons to be a real possibility for every American. As the act floated around Congress, an underground outrage erupted and activists attempted to keep the bill from leaving the House and the Senate, although a lack of media coverage largely left the matter hidden to the public. Despite this campaign, the legislation made it out of the Capitol Building and into the Oval Office last month, prompting advocates against the act to petition for the president to veto it. Initially the Obama administration said the president’s advisers would recommend a veto, but later rescinded the threat. Senator Carl Levin eventually revealed that President Obama had insisted on adding the wording that has made NDAA such a target among activists who are frightened of the civil liberty-stripping capabilities. [...]" Related: Can the NDAA be Legally Challenged Under Treaty Law? " " This may sound like a long shot legal strategy to defeat this tyrannical law called the National Defense Authorization Act. We not have only the US Constitution to call out this illegality of arresting American Citizens using the Military. We do also have treaty law too we can use to counter this abuse of power. I know throughout history, the US Government violated treaties with the native American Indians. They violate treaties everyday. They broke the law of the land with inhumane treatment at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib with torture and holding prisoners without cause. [...]" | "NDAA: Open Season for the Police State"
MSM: "Obama Rules As A Dictator, Says Ron Paul" [01/07/12] "Much of Congress is calling out President Obama for his excessive use of executive power in a string of recess appointments this week. To some lawmakers, this isn’t the first time the commander-in-chief has stepped on the toes of his constituents. To Ron Paul, in fact, Obama has transcended America into a practical dictatorship. The commander-in-chief overstepped the Congress and appointed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection, much to the chagrin of the US Senate, who were on recess at the time. Although the president has the power to make such appointments during Senate recess sessions, lawmakers have since become outraged that Obama could not have waited for them to give Cordray the go-ahead. Now the new CFP chief will sit pretty in a paid federal position and await a decision from Congress to either approve or disapprove Obama’s appointment — a decision which could be months in the making. In the meanwhile, Cordray lacks any official authority to rule the CFP, essentially allowing him to vacate a ghost opening and be compensated for simply sitting pretty. But why would the president do such a thing? “It is disappointing that a former constitutional law professor does not understand that the President is not a dictator or a king who can simply ignore the Constitution whenever he feels frustrated by the system of checks and balances wisely put in place by our Founders,” Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul says in an official statement. His move, says the legendary libertarian politicians, shows a “clear disregard of the Constitution” and a “flagrant contempt for the rules.” [...]"
MSM: "Obama: The US Can No Longer Fight The World's Battles: 500,000 Troops To Join Unemployed - Replaced By Technology" [01/06/12] "After the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that defined the first decade of the 20th century, Mr Obama's blueprint for the military's future acknowledged that America will no longer have the resources to conduct two such major operations simultaneously. Instead, the US military will lose up to half a million troops and will focus on countering terrorism and meeting the new challenges of an emergent Asia dominated by China. America, the President said, was "turning the page on a decade of war" and now faced "a moment of transition". [...]" Related: "Obama’s New Pentagon Strategy: Strip Benefits And Buy More Weapons" "Pensions and health care plans for US troops will be drastically reduced under a new budget presented by US President Barack Obama on Thursday. Not all aspects of the DoD will be annihilated, however. The DoD will ditch medical benefits for troops but continue to spend on its expensive arsenal of doom. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks" [01/05/12] "Obama used his recess appointment powers Wednesday to name a head for the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board — moves Republican lawmakers said amounted to an unconstitutional power grab. The president acted just a day after the Senate held a session — breaking with at least three different precedents that said the Senate must be in recess for at least three days for the president to exercise his appointment power. Mr. Obama himself was part of two of those precedents, both during his time in the Senate and again in 2010 when one of his administration’s top constitutional lawyers made the argument for the three-day waiting period to the Supreme Court. [...]" Related: "Unprecedented “Recess” Appointment Contradicts Obama Justice Department " "President Obama today made an unprecedented “recess” appointment even though the Senate is not in recess – “a sharp departure from a long-standing precedent that has limited the President to recess appointments only when the Senate is in a recess of 10 days or longer,” according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It turns out that the action not only contradicts long-standing practice, but also the view of the administration itself. In 2010, Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained to the Supreme Court the Obama administration’s view that recess appointments are only permissible when Congress is in recess for more than three days. Here’s the exchange with Chief Justice John Roberts: [...] Speaker Boehner called the appointment an “extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab,” and noted that the position “had not been filled for one reason: the agency it heads is bad for jobs and bad for the economy.” Read his full statement here, and read the statement from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)"
Commentary: "Obama Signs 'Homeland Battlefield' Bill Into Law" [01/01/12] "President Obama today signed the highly controversial Defense Spending Bill. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with its so-called Homeland Battlefield provisions, allows, according to many legal scholars, the indefinite detention of US citizens by the US military. What is most striking is a lengthy signing statement by Obama, in which he maintains his reservations about the Homeland Battlefield provisions, saying, 'I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.' His defense of civil liberties in the signing statement was passionate. Nonetheless, at the same moment, he signed the bill into law. [...]"
Commentary: "Loom Of The Jackboot: Obama Gives Military Extreme Powers" [12/24/11] "Too Bad Kim Jong-il kicked the bucket last weekend. If the divine hand that laid low the North Korean leader had held off for a week or so, Kim would have been sustained by the news that President Obama had signed into law a bill that puts the United States not immeasurably far from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in contempt of constitutional protections for its citizens, or constitutional restraints upon criminal behaviour sanctioned by the state. At least the DPRK doesn't trumpet its status as the last best sanctuary of liberty. American politicians, starting with the president, do little else. A couple of months ago I signaled to Week readers America's steady slide downhill towards the status of a Banana Republic, with Obama's assertion that he has the right as president to order secretly the assassination, without trial, of a US citizen he deems to be working with terrorists. This followed his betrayal in 2009 of his pledge to end the indefinite imprisonment without charges or trial of prisoners in Guantanamo. After months of declaring that he would veto such legislation, Obama has now crumbled and will soon sign a monstrosity called the Levin/McCain detention bill, named for its two senatorial sponsors, Carl Levin and John McCain. It's snugged into the 2012 National Defence Authorisation Act. [...]"
MSM: "Obama will not veto National Defense Authorization Act" [12/15/11] "The White House on Wednesday said it would not veto the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney said lawmakers who crafted a compromise version from rival Senate and House versions of the legislation had addressed his worries about proposed tough rules on detainees. The legislation has been the subject of considerable criticism. At one point the bill contained a provision that would have authorized the U.S. to use military force anywhere there were terrorism suspects, including within the U.S. itself. The American Civil Liberties Union described it as authorizing a “worldwide war without end.” The section was removed from the bill in July. But other controversial provisions, Sections 1031 and 1032, remained. The provisions would have authorized the U.S. to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists anywhere in the world without charge or trial, and hold them in military custody. [...]" Related: "40 Members of Congress Protest ‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill" "40 members of Congress have sent an urgent letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders protesting provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act that would legalize indefinite detention of American citizens without trial, as the revised version of the bill heads for a final vote on Thursday. “The Senate-passed version of the NDAA, S. 1867, contains Section 1031, which authorizes indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists without protecting U.S. citizens’ right to trial. We are deeply concerned that this provision could undermine the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth amendment rights of U.S. citizens who might be subjects of detention or prosecution by the military,” states the letter. [...]"
MSM: "Grand Jury Begins Probe Of Solyndra" [12/15/11] "A grand jury has begun investigating Solyndra LLC, the failed California solar-panel maker that lost more than a half-billion dollars in federal loans, according to law-firm billing records. Weeks after Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September, a judge allowed the company to hire a law firm to represent it in what court records at the time called a “federal criminal investigation.” Now the firm, K&L Gates, has filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware a detailed, hour-by-hour account of how attorneys have been spending their time. Most of their efforts have focused on what the firm called the U.S. attorney’s office and Department of Justice investigation of Solyndra. In an 18-page invoice from the law firm dated Dec. 9, the words “grand jury” appear numerous times: “Prepare response to grand jury subpoena,” one entry reads. Another said, “Review and prepare documents to respond to grand jury subpoena.” The invoices also point to a meeting on Oct. 14 between K&L Gates attorney Jeffrey L. Bornstein, a former federal prosecutor in San Francisco, and an assistant U.S. attorney identified in the billing records only as “J. Nedrow.” Jeffrey Nedrow is an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, which is the same office overseeing the Solyndra investigation. Mr. Nedrow was a prosecutor in the criminal trial against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds. Yet another entry refers to a telephone call with “AUSA” — an abbreviation in legal circles that refers to assistant U.S. attorney — “regarding grand jury subpoena.” The formation of an investigative grand jury would mark a significant development in the criminal investigation into Solyndra, which saw its offices raided by the FBI within days of its bankruptcy filing in September. “The subpoenas would be just the tip of the iceberg,” said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and now a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “The first things to happen in grand juries are subpoenas to collect every possible document you can.” [...]"
Commentary: "Obama And Israel’s Security" [12/04/11] "If American election campaign funders who support Israel right or wrong formed a circle and demanded that President Obama stand naked in the middle of it while they sang Hava Nagila (“Let us rejoice”), I am sure he would agree to do so. That thought came into my mind when I read the Reuters’ report, published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, of what Obama said to a group of fundraisers in the Manhattan home of Jack Rosen, the chairman of the American Jewish Congress. [...]"
Commentary: "The Obama Doctrine: Imperialism Masked as "Humanitarian Interventionism" [12/03/11] "The Obama administration, in yet another display of the use of Orwellian language, has embarked on a military doctrine called "Mass Atrocity Prevention" (MAP), the Pentagon operational plan to implement the White House's "R2P" or "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine. Essentially, the Pentagon doctrine is crafted to militarily support the intervention of regional and worldwide international forces operating under the umbrella of NATO, UN, the African Union, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Arab League, and other organizations in the name of “humanitarian” intervention to prevent widespread massacres. The doctrine’s first major test case was in Libya, where NATO forces, in support of Western- and Saudi/Gulf potentate-backed rebel forces, ousted the 42 year-old regime of Muammar Qaddafi. And in yet another display of oxymoronic Orwellian “Newspeak,” the main Defense Department activity for developing “Mass Atrocity Response Operations” or “MARO” is the Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The new American justification for military intervention arises from Presidential Study Directive 10/PSD-10, a memorandum issued by the White House on August 4, 2011, which created an Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and interagency review to bring administration policy in line with a new presidential policy that deems “preventing mass atrocities and genocide” a “core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.” [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Cover-Up? Court Records Of Border Patrol Agent Murder Sealed" [12/03/11] "The Obama Administration has suddenly and without warning sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a federal government snafu that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico, according to a top non-partisan organization that investigates government corruption and fraud. [...]"
Commentary: "20 Examples Of The Obama Administration Assault On Domestic Civil Liberties" [12/02/11] "The Obama administration has affirmed, continued and expanded almost all of the draconian domestic civil liberties intrusions pioneered under the Bush administration. Here are twenty examples of serious assaults on the domestic rights to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience that have occurred since the Obama administration has assumed power. Consider these and then decide if there is any fundamental difference between the Bush presidency and the Obama presidency in the area of domestic civil liberties. [...]"
MSM: "US Wants Debt Action As Obama Hosts Eurozone Summit" [11/29/11] "The United States said Monday that Europe needed to act "now" with force and decisiveness to attack the eurozone debt crisis, as President Barack Obama hosted a summit with top European officials. The US-European summit at the White House came amid stark new warnings on the depths of the eurozone turmoil and renewed fears that the exposure to Europe of US banks could rebound and harm the slow US economic recovery. [...]" Note: Talk about the blind leading the blind.
MSM: "Leading Senators: Kagan May Have To Recuse Herself From Health Case" [11/20/11] "Top Republican senators said late Friday the Justice Department has been stonewalling their request for more information on Supreme CourtJustice Elena Kagan, and said her previous work as solicitor general “may satisfy both requirements for recusal” from the upcoming health-care case. The senators, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, are demanding Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. comply with requests for more documents about Justice Kagan’s role in planning the administration’s defense, and said unless he provides the information it could undermine confidence in the court’s eventual ruling on the case. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Moves To Legalize Cluster Munitions" [11/19/11] "The Obama Administration is pushing to allow the use of a weapon prohibited by an international treaty because of its indiscriminate killing and maiming of civilians, particularly children. The US is seeking clearance for all cluster munitions made after 1980 even though the weapons are currently banned by 111 states that have agreed to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). [...]" Note: Alfred Nobel made his money through munitions. Is it irony, or simply consistency, that a 'Nobel Peace prize' winner would prosecute war and disorder.
Commentary: "Obama: First American President To Name His Own Citizens As A Threat To National Security" [11/18/11] [0:00] "Foreign Ministry reports circulating in the Kremlin today are warning that an already explosive situation in the United States is about to get a whole lot worse as a new law put forth by President Obama is said capable of seeing up to 500,000 American citizens jailed for the crime of opposing their government. Sparking the concern of Russian diplomats over the growing totalitarian bent of the Obama government is the planned reintroduction of what these reports call one of the most draconian laws ever introduced in a free society that is titled “The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act”. First introduced in the US Congress in 2007 by Democratic Representative Jane Harmon, this new law passed the US House of Representatives by a secretive voice vote, but failed to pass the US Senate, after which it was believed dead until this past week when it was embraced by Obama who became the first American President to name his own citizens as a threat to his Nations security. In what is called the National Security Strategy document, that is required of US Presidents by their Congress, that embraces the dictatorial ideals of the “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act”, Obama has ordered his Federal police and intelligence forces to begin targeting Americans opposed to him and his radical socialist polices. Obama’s top counter-terrorism advisor, John Brennan, in speaking to reporters about this new “strategy” says it makes the problem of home-grown terrorists a top priority because an increasing number of individuals in the US have become “captivated by extremist ideology or causes.” The Times of London is further reporting that Obama’s new National Security Strategy “officially” ends America’s “War on Terror” in what they call “a sweeping repudiation of the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive military strikes.” And as Obama begins re-focusing his forces from fighting America’s foreign enemies, to those opposed to him in his own country, it is important to remember the warning about this new law given by the former CIA official, Philip Giraldi, who had previously warned of the Bush-Cheney plan to attack Iran with nuclear weapons, and who said: “The mainstream media has made no effort to inform the public of the impending Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. The Act, which was sponsored by Congresswoman Jane Harman of California, was passed in the House by an overwhelming 405 to 6 vote on October 24th and is now awaiting approval by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which is headed by Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. [...]" Note: Lieberman ... putz.
MSM: "Man With "Israel" Tattoo On His Neck Arrested In White House Shooting" [11/18/11] "The web posting describes Ortega-Hernandez, who is from Idaho, as 5 feet, 11 inches and 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair and with the following marks: "His right hand has a tattoo of three dots, he has a tattoo stating 'Ortega' on his upper back, a tattoo on his right chest of rosary beads and hands clasped in prayer, a tattoo of folded hands on left chest, and the words 'Israel' tattooed on left side of neck." Photos of a bearded Ortega pictured outdoors and smiling, and showing his "Israel" tattoo in a flowery script, appear on the web posting. It is not clear how the police obtained the photos. [...]" Related: Commentary: "Zionist Bullets: Shots Across Obama’s Bow?" "To those brainwashed by America’s Zionist corporate media, the question sounds like paranoid fantasy. But the truth is that powerful geopolitical actors do sometimes attempt to intimidate each other through “plausibly deniable” threats. And the Zionists, masters of hardball realpolitik, are said to do such things with some regularity, not to mention chutzpah. Item: Obama leaves his microphone on to tell the world that Netanyahu is a liar. Zionist flack Dennis Ross is ejected from the White House. It looks like Obama isn’t going to obey Netanyahu’s orders to attack Iran. [...]"
Commentary: "Money for Nothing & Where have All Our Dollars Gone" [11/17/11] "Did you know that we haven’t had a single case of smallpox in the United States for over 60 years? To be exact, the last case of smallpox was in 1949. So, why would Obama hand out $433 Million, let’s put the zeros all in there to get a better sense, $433,000,000, on experimental smallpox drugs? Ain’t that a logical question to ask? You see there is this billionaire guy. His name is Ronald Perelman, and he is one of the world’s richest men who happens to be a longtime Democratic Party supporter. This Obama-Backer Perelman guy owns stock in Siga Technologies Inc., which received the smallpox drug contract over the objections of specialists in the Department of Health & Human Services. So, what happened to those who objected to this outrageous sum being paid for ludicrous unjustified experimentation? Well, the department’s lead negotiator for the deal who objected to Siga’s financial demands was replaced. Poof. Just like that. But wait, that’s not all. The Obama administration also blocked other companies from bidding on the work, to ensure that Siga received a non-competitive contract deal. Siga will be delivering 1.7 million doses of smallpox drug to our government “in case” there’s ever a bio-terror attack. Aha. Let’s remind ourselves again with hard data: The last time an American was diagnosed with the disease was 1949, and the last case of naturally occurring smallpox anywhere in the world was in 1977. So my friends, what are you going to do about it? Are you thinking of contacting your congressional representatives? I think you better think twice before wasting your time and energy. You see, congress is following the same trend-just like their corrupt stinking con president. Let me get more specific here: [...]" Related: "Obama Awards No-Bid Contract To Donor For Experimental Drugs As Remedy for Fabricated Threat" [11/13/11] "Obama awards $433 million no-bid contract for questionable drug to a longtime political donor, who gets a no-bid contract to supply an experimental remedy for a threat that may not exist. [...] 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."
MSM: "Scalia And Thomas Dine With Healthcare Law Challengers As Court Takes Case" [11/16/11] "The day the Supreme Court gathered behind closed doors to consider the politically divisive question of whether it would hear a challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law, two of its justices, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, were feted at a dinner sponsored by the law firm that will argue the case before the high court. The occasion was last Thursday, when all nine justices met for a conference to pore over the petitions for review. One of the cases at issue was a suit brought by 26 states challenging the sweeping healthcare overhaul passed by Congress last year, a law that has been a rallying cry for conservative activists nationwide. [...]"
MSM: "Ron Paul: Obama Presidency On The Verge Of Being A "Dictatorship" [11/10/11] [8:41] "Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) says President Obama's continued use of the executive order "brings the modern presidency dangerously close to an elective dictatorship." "That is arrogant," Paul said of Obama frequently using the executive order function as of late. "It is flaunting the Constitution and the whole principle of how we’re supposed to operate. The idea they can just do this and take over the legislative function and brag about it -- and Congress does nothing and the courts do nothing about it, it's very, very bad." "He's dictatorial, is what he is," Rep. Paul said before the end of the interview. [...]" Related: "Ron Paul to Bill O’Reilly: I Don’t Like Demagogues" [8:00]
MSM: "US Energy Dept. Spent $89 Billion without Checking Contractors’ Past Records " [11/09/11] "Nearly $90 billion in contracts were awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy over a two-year period without officials bothering to review the performance of the companies that were hired. Included in this spending were federal stimulus monies that were supposed to go to “shovel ready” projects that could quickly produce new jobs for the economy. But many of these investments were not carefully examined before the Energy Department doled out its billions of dollars on work that was not even close to creating employment opportunities. The department’s inspector general reviewed 519 contracts from fiscal years 2009 and 2010 and found that 20% (or 104) were not scrutinized to see if the contractors previously had done a good job. As a result, officials failed to make sure they were “making best value selections in competitive awards and in making contractor responsibility determinations for sole-source contracts,” according to the IG’s report. IG Gregory Friedman also discovered that when it came to spending Recovery Act funds, there were “few actual ‘shovel ready’ projects” approved by the Energy Department. Friedman’s office currently has more than 100 criminal investigations open into contractor deals, including the much-criticized Solyndra affair that could cost taxpayers $535 million. [...]"
MSM: "White House Rejects Subpoena Request For Solyndra Docs" [11/06/11] "Obama's attorney sent a letter to Congressional investigators on Friday, saying the White House would not cooperate with a subpoena requesting documents related to its doling out a $535 million loan guarantee to now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama To The World: ‘Do As We Say, Not As We Do’" [10/30/11] "It’s not so much we are witnessing history unfold, as it is Washington’s hypocrisy unravel before our eyes. Washington is infested with busy-bodies who run from one briefing to the next, one press conference to the next, in a drive to conduct their symphonies of policy and media in a desperate bid to remain relevant. Some try harder than others. Inside the beltway, original ideas, humility, honor and integrity are somewhat hard to come by these days. They are the high-flying political class in the United States, an elite tribe who are so detached from reality that it’s become an almost embarrassment to watch. The Orwellian doublespeak which is now coming out the State Department’s office of nation-building is hitting new highs. [...]" Note: The US is a cancer country ... so this is 'normal' for them.
Commentary: "Lyndon LaRouche: Obama as Surrogate Emperor" [10/26/11] [79:43] "Following the release of his most recent report, Our Credit System, Lyndon LaRouche delivered the following hour-long address. [...]" Note: Yes, the pathology expressed in the white house is very interesting.
MSM: "Obama Says He’ll Be Taking ‘Executive Actions’ Without Congress On ‘Regular Basis’ To ‘Heal The Economy’" [10/25/11] "Obama told an audience in Nevada on Monday that he will be announcing “executive actions” his administration will take to “heal the economy” without the “dysfunctional” Congress. “I’m here to say to all of you and to say to the people of Nevada and the people of Las Vegas, we can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will,” Obama said. “I’ve told my administration to keep looking every single day for actions we can take without Congress, steps that can save consumers money, make government more efficient and responsive, and help heal the economy. And we’re going to be announcing these executive actions on a regular basis,” the president said. [...]" Note: Moron.
MSM: "On Solyndra: President's Blackberry Off Limits" [10/16/11] "Congress isn't getting a glimpse of what's on President Barack Obama's Blackberry - or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government. [...]"
MSM: "Another Solar Energy Scandal - A $1.2 Billion Federal Loan, '10-15' Permanent Jobs And A New Facility In Mexico" [10/14/11] "Unlike Solyndra, which went bankrupt after receiving the loan from the government leaving taxpayer on the hook, SunPower’s deal is more complicated. Many questions are being raised about how the company was able to obtain the loan and what they did after they got the money. [...]" Note: More money down the rat hole of political cronyism. All to create 10-15 permanent jobs. That's not some silly estimate, that's what the Department of Energy thought would result...
Interview: "Wall Street Insider: Obama 2012 Re-Election “Not An Option”" [10/11/11] "... Ulsterman: What if Obama – President Obama…what if he wins re-election? WS Insider: As our mutual acquaintance has already told you, that is simply not an option. I want to make something clear here – perhaps I haven’t done so enough. I have the utmost respect for the position of president. I have come to hold little respect for the individual who currently holds that position. I am absolutely convinced of his inability to comprehend even a fraction of what is happening around him. He is not so much stupid…I don’t wish to say that – but he is clearly very-very ignorant. There appear to be those around him who like it that way. Sadly, in order to get to them, we must first inflict a certain degree of damage onto the office of president. Ulsterman: What do you mean by damage? WS Insider: Fast and Furious is a serious offense to be sure. What has been revealed – to this point only partially, by the Solyndra scandal, is far more serious, not only to this administration but to the entire Democratic Party. Many of them have their hands in the corruption that was the Obama Stimulus Bill of 2009. [...] Solyndra is but one small example of how that money was spent. The dealings that took place under the false guise of saving the economy. It is my personal understanding – and this is the talk of others in positions of some influence, that Solyndra – what Solyndra could ultimately reveal, could prove far more damaging to the entire political system…and certainly to the Democratic Party. –Name withheld- has spent their adult life protecting that party, promoting that party, and they have made a fine living for themselves doing so. That kind of loyalty, while admirable, can prove somewhat debilitating when it comes to the kind of… absolution necessary to right these kinds of wrongs. I will say this – I cannot recall when so many who are so powerful have been so afraid as there are at this time. [...]"
Interview: "Exclusive: Sam Vaknin on Obama's Narcissism" [10/10/11] [62:44] "An exclusive LPAC interview with Sam Vaknin, author of the bestseller "Malignant Self-Love", the definitive book on clinical narcissism. Vaknin emphasizes the frightening and cataclysmic implications of Barack Obama's incurable mental state, and underscores the critical importance of Lyndon LaRouche's dire warnings that Obama's psychology mirrors that of Emperor Nero and Adolf Hilter -- and will turn out to be just as destructive for the nation and the world, unless removed from office under the provision of the 25th Amendment. [...]" Part 2 [46:46] "In the first LPACTV interview with Sam Vaknin it was established what the malignant narcissist, Obama, was, and how he would react to the situation around him. Now, we follow-up on our patient, who unfortunately still occupies the White House. With a worsening breakdown crisis and no Glass-Steagall in place, this narcissist will be unable to manage himself at all. This cascade of disintegration culminates in "decompensation" and "acting out", which would assuredly ruin the nation and the world, unless Obama is immediately removed from office NOW [...]"
Commentary: "SOLYNDRAGATE: Huge Email Dump Implicates Obama And Rahm In Bankruptcy Scandal" [10/08/11] "The White House released a bunch of emails related to the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal to Congressional investigators today, in what has become a regular Friday evening email dump. The emails, obtained by several news organizations, implicate the most senior levels of the Obama administration in scandal, which has tainted the White House since the solar company went bankrupt last month, leaving taxpayers on the hook for a $534 billion federal loan.Here are the highlights: [...]"
Interview: "Obama's Deliberate Destruction of America: Bob Chapman Reports" [10/06/11] [15:23] Part 2 [14:33]| Part 3 [14:38] Note: On Alex Jones.
MSM: "Obama Seeks Debt Collector Proposal" [10/05/11] "To the dismay of consumer groups and the discomfort of Democrats, President Barack Obama wants Congress to make it easier for private debt collectors to call the cell phones of consumers delinquent on student loans and other billions owed the federal government. Whatever the impact on the budget deficit, the proposal has aligned the White House with the private debt collection industry - frequently the subject of consumer complaints - at a time when the economy is weak, unemployment is high and Obama is embarking on his campaign for re-election. [...] Several aides, speaking on condition of anonymity so they could talk freely, said Democrats do not want to oppose the president but are unable to support the request. [...] Federal law currently permits private debt collectors to use automatic dialing in trying to contact consumers on their landline phones. They also are permitted to make individually dialed calls to some cellphones. The request comes at a time when the government is looking for ways to collect tens of billions of dollars. According to a report by the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service, the Education and the Health and Human Services departments as well as FMS itself referred debts totaling $35.9 billion to private debt collectors in the 2010 fiscal year. The Education Department accounted for the largest share by far - $28.8 billion referred to 22 private debt collection companies. The firms collected $685 million outright, and another $1.7 billion was recast into agreements that are designed to be paid monthly, according to the report.[...]"
Interview: "Obama May Cancel 2012 Elections - Dr. Jerome Corsi" [10/05/11] [14:09] Part 2 [9:15] "Dr. Jerome Coris joins Alex Jones on this Infowars Nightly News Monday Edition to discuss who is Barack H Obama and will he cancel the 2012 elections under the cover of economic collapse? [...]"
MSM: "Dems Want Law To Keep Obama Records Secret" [10/05/11] "In an obvious effort to protect President Barack Obama, a group of congressional Democrats has introduced legislation to create an official process that will allow the commander-in-chief to keep presidential records secret after he leaves office. Ironically, Obama revoked a similar George W. Bush order in one of his first official acts as president. In 2001 Bush penned an executive order severely limiting public access to his presidential records. Shortly after swearing in, Obama killed it as part of his much-ballyhooed commitment to government transparency. At the time, the new president claimed that he was giving the American people greater access to “historic documents.” It was the right move. The Bush Administration did indeed demonstrate a disappointing penchant for secrecy and Judicial Watch was a frontrunner in the effort to make records public. Examples include: The Dick Cheney Energy Task Force records that JW pursued before the United States Supreme Court; Attorney General John Ashcroft’s order advising government agencies to withhold all discretionary disclosures; invoking executive privilege to block the House Government Reform Committee’s probe of the Campaign Financing Task Force. If the Democrats’ proposed measure (Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011) becomes law, former presidents will be allowed to assert a new “constitutionally based privilege” against disclosing records of their liking. Here is how it would work; the Archivist of the United States would be required to notify the former president, as well as the incumbent, of intentions to make records public. Anything that either the former or current president claims should be kept private won’t be released. [...]"
LaRouche: "Obama Abandons the Industrial Heartland" [10/04/11] "Obama's re-election strategy in 2012 will be to focus on people with money, especially up-and-coming Hispanic and black families, and upper-income white transplants in states like Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina. This is already evident in the amount of time he spends delivering speeches at campaign fundraising dinners as opposed to actually being 'President'. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Admin Has No Proof Anwar Al Awlaki Was Involved In Terrorist Activity" [10/04/11] [3:53] Related: "Al-Awlaki Sibling Claims Anwar Is Still Alive" [10/03/11] "A man who said he is Ahmed al-Awlaki, the brother of the most-wanted U.S.-born terrorist in the world -- al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar al-Awlaki -- telephoned the Chinese newspaper, Xinhua, and said Anwar is still alive and was not part of the targeted convoy hit by a unmanned U.S. drone on Thursday. [...]"
MSM: "Hundreds Of Plants, Animals Up For New Protections" [10/02/11] "The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark - from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. Compelled by a pair of recent legal settlements, the effort in part targets species that have been mired in bureaucratic limbo even as they inch toward potential extinction. With a Friday deadline to act on more than 700 pending cases, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service already has issued decisions advancing more than 500 species toward potential new protections under the Endangered Species Act. Observers said the agency's actions mark a breakthrough for a program long criticized by conservatives and liberals alike as cumbersome and slow. "Here at a single glance, you see the sweep of the Endangered Species Act," said Patrick Parenteau, an environmental law professor at the University of Vermont. "They are moving through this large backlog at a fairly crisp clip now. This is the largest number of listing actions we've seen in a very long time, in decades." [...]" [Use of violations for social control and manipulation. This will further cripple private use of land and water, which is the real purpose of the program, not protection or endangered species.]
Analysis and Commentary: "One Piece of Evidence That 'Obama' Exists?" Heretic Productions [010/01/11] [12:55] Text Version
Commentary: "Obama Admits He Is Ethically Challenged; Doesn't Know Right from Wrong" [09/29/11] "In a back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Barack Obama admitted that ethics was not his favorite subject and that he still does not always know what is right and wrong. "If you promise not to tell anyone, I'll let you in on a little secret: I wasn't always the very best student. I didn't love every class I took. I remember when I was in eighth grade, I had to take a class called ethics. Ethics is about right and wrong, but if you'd have asked me what my favorite subject was in eighth grade, I'd have said 'basketball.' I don't think ethics would have made the list. "But you know what? I still remember that ethics class. I remember the way it made me think. Each question led to a new one, and I didn't always know the answer right away. But those discussions and that process of discovery are still with me today. Every day, I'm thinking about what those issues mean for us as a nation. I'm asking all sorts of questions just like those. And I'll let you in on another secret: I still don't always know the answers." [...]"
MSM: "Obama Fundraisers Tied to Firms That Got Federal Cash" [09/29/11] "Several of Barack Obama's top campaign supporters went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative energy firms, [...]"
MSM: "U.S. Judge Blasts Obama Scientists Calling Them "Liars" [09/27/11] "A federal judge blasted Obama Administration-connected scientists on Friday for their lying to justify a drastic reduction in the amount of water that flows into California’s central valley for the sake of protecting “endangered” fish, according to a blogger for a major public-interest group that investigates government corruption. The feds provided “equivocal or bad science,” in order to divert two years’ worth of water from the state’s central valley farmland, according to a 279-page opinion issued this week by U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger in Fresno, California. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Appoints 9/11 Scriptwriter Philip Zelikow To Intelligence Advisory Board" [09/21/11] "Zelikow describes himself as an expert in the “creation and maintenance of public myths.” He defines “public myth” as a “public presumption” about history that may or may not be true, but which nevertheless exerts a powerful influence on public opinion, and through that influence affects history. Zelikow gives the official account of Pearl Harbor – the story of the “dastardly Japanese sneak attack” – as a prime example of the kind of “public myth” he specializes in creating and maintaining. Zelikow’s close colleague and fellow neocon extremist Paul Wolfowitz has exhibited a lifelong obsession with the immense strategic value of Pearl Harbor. Wolfowitz has repeatedly cited a remark by Albert Speer to the effect that if Germany had been blessed with a Pearl Harbor it would have won World War II. (Source: Brian Bogart, University of Oregon – Truth Jihad Radio interview, 2007) Therefore, in the eyes of neocons such as Zelikow, FDR was wise to adopt McCollum’s Eight Point Plan designed to force the Japanese to launch a sneak attack on America. (Stinnett, Day of Deceit, 6-11). Pearl Harbor was not just a godsend – it was a US-orchestrated event, and the 2,403 Americans murdered there were murdered by the US government as well as the Japanese. [...]"
MSM: "Issa To Launch Probe Of Obama Actions On Solyndra, Lightsquared" [09/21/11] "Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that his committee plans to investigate government loan programs to private corporations in light of allegations of improper dealings between the White House and failed energy company Solyndra and wireless start-up LightSquared. “I want to see when the president and his cronies are picking winners and losers… it wasn’t because there were large contributions given to them,” the chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Tuesday morning on C-SPAN. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Pattern of Delay and Deny in Response to Disasters" [09/20/11] "The Obama Administration has exhibited a pattern of delay and deny with respect to the natural disaster response program, almost since it's been in office, while extreme weather events continue to worsen. While good documentation is required in order to get aid where it's needed, the mounting disasters demonstrate that there are clear cut cases where provisional declarations are justified. [...]"
MSM: "Book Details Dissension in Obama Economic Team" [09/19/11] "A new book claims that President Obama’s response to the economic crisis was hampered by a White House economic staff plagued by internal rivalries, a domineering chief adviser and a Treasury secretary who dragged his feet on enforcing decisions with which he disagreed. The book, by Ron Suskind, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, quotes White House documents that say Mr. Obama’s decisions were routinely “re-litigated” by the chairman of the National Economic Council, Lawrence H. Summers. Some decisions, including one to overhaul the debt-ridden Citibank, were carried out sluggishly or not at all by a resistant Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, according to the book. Mr. Suskind quotes from two memos for the president in which Pete Rouse, a senior White House aide, wrote, “There is deep dissatisfaction within the economic team with what is perceived as Larry’s imperious and heavy-handed direction of the economic policy process.” A copy of the book, “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President,” published by HarperCollins, was obtained by The New York Times before it officially goes on sale on Tuesday. The White House declined to comment on Mr. Suskind’s account, which he said was based on interviews with more than 200 people, including the president. [...]"
MSM: "Wayne Madsen Bombshell On Obama Fraudulent SS Number" [09/17/11] [14:06] Part 2 [13:05] "In this Thursday, Sept. 15 edition of Infowars Nightly News, Alex speaks with investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, of the Wayne Madsen Report, back from Indonesia and hot on the trail of Barack Obama's birth certificate and the related issues. He examines the apparently fraudulent social security number that has been linked with the President and brought under heavy scrutiny. Further, Madsen discusses the lingering impact of radiation now many months after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and explosion. Populations are in exodus from Tokyo and other major cities, as those who can are moving to Southern Japan to avoid deadly health effects. [...]"
Commentary: "Solargate: Obama’s Big Green Scandal That Won’t Go Away" [09/17/11] "In the first year of his presidency, George W. Bush was under siege. At that time, he had appeared to win his war in Afghanistan, only to find himself tangled in another story, a tale of corporate greed and political corruption made by the hands of a company known as Enron. Back then, it was the new energy brokerage houses and the new energy futures market that drove the hubris, and the greed of men like Ken Lay. Today in 2011, Barrack Obama now finds himself in the midst of his own ‘Enron moment’, but this time it’s political favoritism and a seemingly bottomless pit of green government stimulus handouts that has driven his green juggernaut into a ravine. [...]"
Commentary: "Solyndra Not Sole Firm to Hit Rock Bottom Despite Stimulus Funding" [09/16/11] "Solyndra, the solar panel company whose highly publicized failure and consequent investigation by federal authorities has flashed across headlines recently, isn't the only business to go belly up after benefiting from a piece of the $800 billion economic stimulus package passed in 2009. At least four other companies have received stimulus funding only to later file for bankruptcy, and two of those were working on alternative energy. Evergreen Solar Inc., indirectly received $5.3 million through a state grant to open a $450 million facility in 2007 that employed roughly 800 people. The company, once a rock star in the solar industry, filed for bankruptcy protection last month, saying it couldn't compete with Chinese rivals without reorganizing. The company intends to focus on building up its manufacturing facility in China. [...]" Related: "Bush Admin Pushed Solyndra Loan Guarantee For Two Years
" "It's often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was "rushed through" by the Obama administration for political reasons. In fact, the Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush administration launched in 2007. [...]"
MSM: "Insiders Warned Of Energy-Firm Bankruptcy Before White House Loan" [09/15/11] [0:00] "On August 20, 2009, an Energy Department staffer examining a pending loan to a California clean energy start-up came to a startling conclusion: The company would run out of money by September 2011. The government would, in effect, be placing taxpayers on the hook for a business likely to flounder. Only 15 days after the staffer’s warning, the Obama administration announced its commitment to lend Solyndra Inc., a California manufacturer of rooftop solar panels, $535 million as part of the stimulus program to spark the nation’s sagging economy and put Americans back to work. The Energy Department staffer’s prescient warning, unearthed as part of a House investigation into the government’s failed half-billion dollar investment in the fledgling firm, underscores a theme running through a batch of emails obtained by news organizations and described at the hearing: Again and again, the Obama administration pressed forth in support of Solyndra in the face of glaring warning signs sent up from even its own staffers. The company’s spectacular failure has stirred more than pundits and politicians. Investigators from multiple agencies are examining the company’s books and questioning executives. A spokesman for the Treasury Department’s inspector general confirmed to iWatch News and ABC News on Wednesday that it had launched an investigation into the handling of the loan to Solyndra by the Federal Financing Bank, which manages taxpayer-backed loans. Investigations already involve the FBI, which executed a search warrant at Solyndra’s headquarters and visited the homes of three executives and former executives last week, and the Energy Department’s inspector general. “We’re going to look at everything the FFB had to do with its role in this thing,” Rich Delmar, the spokesman for the Treasury Department's inspector general, told the iWatch News and ABC News. [...]" Related: "Treasury Opens New Front In Investigation" |ProPublica: "What’s Happening With That Solar Company Scandal? Here’s Our Guide on Solyndra"
Legal Case: "Another Judge Slams Health Care Reform, Striking 3 Key Clauses" [09/14/11] "A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday became the third to rule that a provision of the new health care law that would require most Americans to buy insurance is unconstitutional. He said that provision can be severed from the law only alongside two other provisions - one of which prohibits insurers from denying coverage to children under 19 with pre-existing conditions. "The issue is whether Congress can invoke its commerce clause power to compel individuals to buy insurance as a condition of lawful citizenship or residency," U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner wrote. "The court concludes that it cannot. The power to regulate interstate commerce does not subsume the power to dictate a lifetime financial commitment to health insurance coverage." Conner, who was appointed to the Middle District of Pennsylvania by President George W. Bush, granted summary judgment to plaintiffs Barbara and Gregory Bachman, who own a bait-and-tackle shop in Etters, Pa. The so-called individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not set to take effect until 2014. Conner agreed that the provision could be severed to preserve the rest of the act, but pointed out that Congress specifically tied the individual mandate to two other provisions. One provision prohibits insurers from varying premiums based on factors such as health status, location and gender. The second prohibits insurers from denying coverage to children under 19 with pre-existing conditions. "Absent the individual mandate, or some other source of subsidy, enforcement of these guaranteed issue and community rating provisions will likely drive insurers from the market, threatening the stability of the health insurance market," the 51-page decision states. "Hence, as currently written, these provisions are sustainable only in conjunction with the individual mandate." [...]"
World Politics : "Obama’s Soul Mate Down Under May Be Down and Out" [09/14/11] "It’s as predictable as political leadership gets: When things go awry at home, escape overseas for a while, grip and grin with a foreign head of state and change the subject. Barack Obama may have this tried-and-true strategy in mind as he plans to visit Australia, which is about as far as a U.S. president can get from the rancor in Washington. Yet as he meets with Prime Minister Julia Gillard in November, it will be hard not to wonder about the weak leadership imperiling not only their economies, but also the world at large. The similarities between Gillard and Obama are striking. Both are trailblazers -- Australia’s first female leader, the U.S.’s first black one -- who pledged to change the tone in their capitals. Both are likable politicians who inspire visceral and often inexplicable dislike and face daunting levels of opposition from cynical foes out to derail their every effort. Both confront a news media that has swung from fawning to churlish. Obama is struggling to get any legislation passed while the economy stalls and U.S. standing wanes. Gillard’s inability to get her policies passed risks squandering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to harness the benefits of a mining boom and prepare for when the resources run out. So maddened are their opponents that they forget what they once stood for. Gillard can’t garner support for a refugee bill that lawmakers probably would have supported before June 2010, when she came to power. Opposition leader Tony Abbott now opposes an emissions-trading system his party championed a few years ago. [...]"
Commentary: "Judicial Watch Obtains Obamacare Records from Department of Health and Human Services" [09/09/11] "Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it recently obtained 3,497 pages of documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Judicial Watch obtained the records as a result of a Freedom of Information Act FOIA) lawsuit filed on December 30, 2010 (Judicial Watch v. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 10-2328)). The records include internal HHS email correspondence and strategic documents, as well as email communications with unions and companies applying for waivers. The records also include preliminary drafts and multiple versions of the health care plan along with comments from the Office of Management and Budget, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other agencies with concerns and suggestions for revising the plan. The majority of the communications related to the granting of waivers by the Secretary of HHS exempting companies and unions from the minimum annual cap on the amount payable to an individual in benefits. Such waivers enable companies and unions to keep their existing plans in place until January 1, 2014. As of July 2011, 1,472 one-year waivers and 106 three-year waivers were granted, covering some 3.4 million enrollees, more than half of which belong to unions. Yet, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, union members account for only about 12% of the total workforce. Judicial Watch previously obtained documents from HHS regarding closed-door health care meetings between union officials and Vice President Joe Biden, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and then-Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParle. The documents include a list of all of the labor union leaders who attended a meeting with President Obama, along with brief biographical information on each participant. The list includes: Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO; Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union; and Jim Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, among other Big Labor leaders. The documents suggest that the key provisions of the Obamacare law were written solely to address the concerns of union interests. [...]" Related: "Challenge To Obama Health Care Law Thrown Out By Fourth Circuit" "Two challenges to President Barack Obama's health care reform law were thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, V.A, Bloomberg reports. It is the second time a federal appellate court has ruled in favor of Obama's plan — though this ruling asserted that the claimants did not have proper jurisdiction. The ruling affects to cases brought by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Liberty University to overturn the law. A lower court had ruled that the controversial law's 'individual mandate' was unconstitutional, prompting the federal government to appeal the decision. [...]"
MSM: "Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000" [09/07/11] "The Obama administration has decided to drop the number of U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of the year down to 3,000, marking a major downgrade in force strength, multiple sources familiar with the inner workings and decisions on U.S. troop movements in Iraq told Fox News. Senior commanders are said to be livid at the decision, which has already been signed off by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. [...]"
Commentary: "Gun Running Scandal Threatens to Bring Down Obama" [09/05/11] [14:19] "Larry Pratt, director of Gun Owners of America, joins Alex Jones to talk about Operation Fast and Furious, the covert ATF effort to arm murderous Mexican drug cartels and blame it on the Second Amendment and legal gun dealers in the United States. So far, the scandal has brought down the boss of the ATF, a U.S. attorney in Arizona, and threatens the Obama administration. [...]" Related: "Multiple White House Officials Knew About Fast and Furious Arms Trafficking Operation" "CBS News has obtained a series of emails that show the White House had more information on ATF’s controversial Fast and Furious operation than previously disclosed. But administration officials insists nobody at the White House knew specifically that ATF was allowing guns to “walk” into the hands of suspected gun traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. ATF allegedly allowed more than two thousand assault rifles and other weapons to fall into the hands of suspects from late fall of 2009 through 2010. The emails indicate three White House officials were briefed on gun trafficking efforts that included Fast and Furious. The officials are Kevin O’Reilly, then-director of North American Affairs, now assigned to the State Department; Dan Restrepo, senior Latin American advisory; and Greg Gatjanis, a national security official. [...]"
US Politics: "Obama Orders Sweeping Sanctions and Regime Change in Syria, Without Congressional Approval" [09/05/11] "Obama has used the authority vested in him in the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the National Emergencies Act to impose sweeping sanctions against a sovereign nation without Congressional approval. On August 18th, 2011, Obama signed Executive Order 13582: Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Syria, which authorizes the seizure of all Syrian-owned property and interests in property in the United States. It also bans exports of U.S. services to Syria, the import of petroleum from Syria, and any new investment in Syria or those who support them. The following actions are now prohibited: [...]"
US Politics: "Obama Lies 7 Times In Under 2 Minutes" [09/02/11] Comment on page: "Most American politicians lie to get elected, lie to stay in office, lie about who will benefit from proposed legislation and who they really work for, lie about sexual indiscretions with staff, strangers at the next urinal, and fathering children with women they are not married to. They lie about the bag of cash in the freezer, the bank account for the mistress in the Bahamas, about their political rivals and anyone who threatens their parasitic pursuit of wealth and power. Obama is a typical lying American Politician. Promise everything but give nothing. Promise everything and give everything to the special interest elite. [...]"
Commentary: "Psychological Considerations for the Betrayal by Obama" [08/27/11] "There seems serious pathology with Obama. Obama's campaign "act" is discordant with most of his behavior after the election. It reveals profound pathology. (Although, let's not forget at the same time to acknowledge the profound pathology of Obama apologists who refuse to grasp he has not been and is not an ally to the base that elected him.) Also, most likely with Obama, his choices are not inadvertently made out of incompetence or inexperience, but to a serious degree from wilfull intention. There have been so many non-empathetic choices from him at an unrelenting rate. He seems to function as a conservative, Republican president rather than a Democratic one, though both war/money legacy parties have become more and more corrupt, alike and anti-citizen. Obama's heavy protectiveness and generosity to the corporate, political, media ruling classes awe much of his base, despite the crazymaking accusations from the right of his "socialism" (with the media allowing that disinformation to ricochet through its vast echo chamber). [...] "
Exposé: "White House Insider: The Obama Plan – Part One" [08/24/11] "This interview is the first face to face sit down in months with our longtime D.C. political operative we have come to simply call “Insider”. They offer up a unique perspective and insight based upon their decades-long experience as a D.C. insider working within the highest levels of government – including helping to elect Barack Obama in 2008. Here now are the words of Insider, unedited and published in their entirety per their request. This is part one of the interview. [...] "Insider: (Interrupts)—I’m trying to lay out the psychological foundation of the son- of- a-bitch. You think people might want to know what this man is really like? How everything around him – the whole fucking image…it’s a charade. It’s a lie. He fooled me – he fooled a whole lot of us. And he is frightened every hour of every day that the country will find out. But this realization, this little part of Obama’s self-awareness, it’s getting beat down by the guy’s absolute arrogance and when necessary, willingness to over-reach acceptable executive authority. Yeah, it’s a lot more important than the fact he dresses like a slob when the cameras aren’t on, or that he lies over and over again just because it’s convenient and the media continues to let him get away with it…it’s about how far he will go to keep the charade up, right? How far, and who is he willing to throw under that bus? Who can be sacrificed to keep up the lie that is Barack Obama? To keep the scandals down? To keep people quiet? To keep himself as the tool for the ones really calling the shots?" Related: "The Obama Plan – Part Two" | "The Obama Plan – Part Three"
MSM: "Farrakhan Blasts Obama On Libya Bombing" Chicago Radio [08/22/11] [9:27] Note: Very true.
Commentary: "Obama In Meltdown; World Financial System Set To Blow" [08/13/11] "As of today, the global strategic situation can be effectively summarized as follows. The entire world financial system has reached a break point, as of one week ago. At any moment, the entire system can explode. It could happen today, Monday, or any time in the immediate days and weeks ahead. A massive hyperinflationary intervention by the world's central banks could perhaps push back the date for a brief period of time, but nothing within the existing system can avert the inevitable for very much longer. The line has been crossed. Major banks on both sides of the Atlantic are hopelessly bankrupt, including the Inter-Alpha Group's Banco Santander and Societe Generale, and Bank of America. The fact that a number of European governments, including France, Belgium and Spain, have imposed a ban on short-selling of financial stocks is at least a small indication that they sense the doom — but are still thoroughly unprepared to take the only viable action: a full bankruptcy reorganization of the system. As appropriate as action against speculators may be in a limited sense, the actions in themselves are doomed to fail, because President Obama is not about to defy Geithner and Wall Street and the City of London, and impose a ban on short-selling in the United States. In the aftermath of the Wednesday diplomatic luncheon in Washington with Lyndon LaRouche, senior officials in one European financial ministry responded by admitting that the entire global system is in a meltdown—way beyond just the problems in the trans-Atlantic region—and that the speed at which the crash is coming is much greater than at the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s. At the same time that the global financial system is in a terminal meltdown, the same is true for President Obama, who is in a state of shock, over the Wall Street turmoil and the mass revolt against him. [...] This situation could, however, change very rapidly, driven by Obama's desperado state of mind. Obama is desperate and he is surrounded by idiots, particularly in his campaign apparatus. Remember Nixon. He was headed for a landslide victory over George McGovern, but went for an overkill and wound up being Watergated. The bottom line: Obama is insane, and the real issue is the 25th Amendment. Obama should be removed from office because he is mentally unfit to be President. That is the truth, and we should be hammering away at that fact — especially because every time Obama opens his mouth, he proves our case. Glass-Steagall remains the essential first step toward a real solution to this otherwise certain plunge into a civilizational dark age. We have enormous support and momentum on this issue. Dump Obama and pass Glass-Steagall, and the world situation is altered in the most profound way. It is in our grasp to accomplish this. As Lyndon LaRouche emphasized in discussions today, the big strategic story is us, internationally. [...] "
Legal Case: "Health Care Requirement Unconstitutional" [08/13/11] [0:20] "A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. Brian Williams reports. (Nightly News) [...]"
Commentary: "DeMint: Obama Administration Most “Anti-American” In My Lifetime" [08/12/11] [1:20] "We saw within a few days that this President was going to be heavy-handed, he was going to implement his agenda and pay back his political allies, and it just went on from there to ObamaCare and then to Dodd-Frank. It has been the most anti-business and I consider anti-American administration in my lifetime. Things that are just so anathema to the principles of freedom, and everything he has come up with centralizes more power in Washington, creates more socialist-style, collectivist policies. This president is doing something that’s so far out of the realm of anything Republicans ever did wrong, it’s hard to even imagine,” Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) “Janet Meffered Show.” [...]"
Commentary: "Narcissists Look Like Good Leaders—But They Aren’t" [08/10/11] "Narcissists rise to the top. That’s because other people think their qualities—confidence, dominance, authority, and self-esteem—make them good leaders. Is that true? “Our research shows that the opposite seems to be true,” says Barbora Nevicka, a PhD candidate in organizational psychology, describing a new study she undertook with University of Amsterdam colleagues Femke Ten Velden, Annebel De Hoogh, and Annelies Van Vianen. The study found that the narcissists’ preoccupation with their own brilliance inhibits a crucial element of successful group decision-making and performance: the free and creative exchange of information and ideas. The findings will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [...] “Narcissists are very convincing. They do tend to be picked as leaders. There’s the danger: that people can be so wrong based on how others project themselves. You have to ask: Are the competencies they project valid, or are they merely in the eyes of the beholder?”"
LaRouche: "Treason in America: Barack Obama" [08/10/11] "A fascist coup is under way. The same forces that sought to overthrow the Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930's, is the same behind President Barack Obama. Unlike Roosevelt, the enemy is safeguarded by Obama. Civilization's survival depends upon the overhaul of Obama's coup now. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama's Coup Follows Path of Hitler's Enabling Law" [08/06/11] " On August 1st, under the influence of a terror campaign by Obama and his British and Wall Street backers, a majority of the US House of Representative signed off on a Hitler coup against the U.S. Constitution. Under this coup, the Congress will, as a first step, no longer have the power to decide on matters of spending—a specific violation of Section 1 of the nation's governing document. And that's just the beginning. The specific measure which will eliminate the power of the Legislative Branch, is called by Obama the "Super-Congress." The SuperCongress will be composed of a 12-person board drawn from the Senate and the House, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. This board's immediate mandate would be to decide upon $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, both from entitlements (Social Security and Medicare) and defense. The proposals are required to be submitted by Nov. 23 of this year—and to be submitted to an up or down vote, with no filibuster allowed, within the month. " The Obama SuperCongress measure directly mirrors the Hitler Enabling Law (Ermaechtigungsgesetz) of March 1933, by which the German Reichstag "democratically" voted to give Hitler emergency powers by passing the "Law for Removing the Distress of People and Reich," which gave Hitler the right to govern on his own, and in contravention to the Constitution, without consulting the parliament for a period of four years. How was it done? The parliamentarians "made a deal." Specifically, the crucial agreement with Hitler was concluded with the Centre Party, headed by a Catholic priest named Ludwig Kaas. Kaas agreed to deliver votes for Hitler in exchange for assurances of protections for religious liberties and the continued existence of the Centre Party. Hitler acceded, promising to memorialize the guarantees in writing. The letter of guarantee wasn't forthcoming, but Kaas fulfilled his part of the bargain, on the promise that the letter was being drafted. Not surprisingly, it never came. At that point, the vote was assured. Only 84 Social Democrats (their ranks diminished by arrests) opposed the Enabling Act. The Centre Party and the National People's Party decided to take Hitler at his word, permitting him to act on behalf of the parliament, including passing laws which deviated from the Constitution "as long as they do not affect the institutions of the Reichstag and Reichsrat," and maintained the rights of the President. The guarantees, as any sane person could see, were a farce. Within three months of the passage of the Enabling Act, all political parties but the Nazis had been banned. Hitler did not rule alongside the parliament, but effectively superseded it. It only met 12 times over the next 12 years—including the two sessions when it renewed the Enabling Act. Only a cowardly idiot would not see the handwriting on the wall with Obama's Hitler coup today. Related: "Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano: Super Congress is Unconstitutional" Fox - Cavuto on Business [6:42] "Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano talk about super congress and how it gives all other members of Congress a demotion. [...]"
MSM: "Issa: Obama Admin Intimidating Witnesses In ATF Gun Probe" [07/27/11] "The Obama administration sought to intimidate witnesses into not testifying to Congress on Tuesday about whether ATF knowingly allowed weapons, including assault rifles, to be “walked” into Mexico, the chairman of a House committee investigating the program said in an interview Monday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said at least two scheduled witnesses expected to be asked about a controversial weapons investigation known as “Fast and Furious” received warning letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to limit their testimony. Mr. Issa's committee is set to hear testimony from six current or former ATF employees, including agents and attaches assigned to the bureau’s offices in Mexico, about the operation — in which, federal agents say, they were told to stand down and watch as guns flowed from U.S. dealers in Arizona to violent criminals and drug cartels in Mexico. The six-term lawmaker aired his concerns about the program in a wide-ranging interview with reporters and editors at The Washington Times on Monday. Among other questions, the agents are likely to be asked about a large volume of guns showing up in Mexico that were traced back to the Fast and Furious program; whether ATF officials in that country expressed concerns about the weapons to agency officials in the U.S., only to be brushed aside; and whether ATF officials in Arizona denied ATF personnel in Mexico access to information about the operation. Nearly 50 weapons linked to the Fast and Furious program have been recovered to date in Mexico. Committee investigators said Mexican authorities also were denied information about the operation. [...]" Related: "ATF Chief Says Justice Department Covering Up Gun Smuggling Scandal To Protect Obama Officials" [07/21/11] "The LA Times reports the Director of the ATF is blowing the whistle on a Justice Department cover up of the U.S. government’s guns smuggling operations. As I have previously reported, the U.S. government gun smuggling scandal has grown to include at least two Mexico drug cartels and along with sister operations that involved gun smuggling to Puerto Rico and Honduras with some guns reaching as far as Columbia. [...]" | "U.S. Taxes Bought ATF Guns for Cartels; AG Holder Lied" "As the scandal surrounding the Obama administration’s operation to put high-powered guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels continues to grow, new revelations suggest that American taxpayers might have actually paid for the weapons through the stimulus bill and multiple agencies. On top of that, Attorney General Eric Holder apparently lied about his knowledge of the scheme. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (still known as ATF) is facing growing pressure after whistleblowers exposed “Project Gunrunner” and “Operation Fast and Furious” to public and congressional scrutiny. It turns out many of the guns shipped to Mexican crime syndicates with ATF permission have ended up at crime scenes on both sides of the border. And at least three of the weapons were involved in the slaying of U.S. federal agents. But despite the Obama administration’s frantic efforts to cover up and minimize the fiasco while demonizing guns, the furor continues to grow. And more federal agencies are now coming under scrutiny for their roles in the plot. Acting ATF boss Kenneth Melson (standing right in picture above), recently threatened with contempt of Congress charges for obstructing the investigation, revealed a startling new twist to investigators late last week. At least some of the criminals supposedly being armed with ATF permission for “investigations” were actually working for the FBI and the DEA — unbeknownst to the ATF. Or so the story goes. [...]" |"DOJ News Release: Obama Admin Approved ATF Mexico Weapons Smuggling"
Commentary: "Congress Planning Obama Impeachment After Bipartisan Debt Plan Rejected" [07/26/11] "The U.S congress is planning to file Articles of Impeachment against President Obama after he rejected another bipartisan plan debt plan to prevent the U.S from a credit default. Earlier today republicans warned President Obama that impeach proceedings would be brought against him if causes the nation to default on its debt. Congressman Steve King, the Republic member of the House of Representative from Iowa, wrote on his twitter account Monday that President Barack Obama “would be impeached” if the nation falls into default. Politico reported afterward on King’s threat and added that other members of congress are were also ready to bring impeachment charges against Obama over the debt talks. Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) warned earlier this month it would be “an impeachable offense” and Bruce Fein has already drafted articles of impeachment for House republicans to introduce. As the August 2nd deadline of a default on U.S. draws near, the major rating agencies have already warned that a credit rating downgrade may now be inevitable due to the political bickering within members of congress and with the President. After the warnings of impeachment hearings were given to President Obama he rejected yet another bipartisan debt plan earlier today The rejection of the plan means that a U.S. default may now be unavoidable as leaders of both political parties have been pushed beyond the limits of concessions they are willing to make as part of a compromise. The rejection of the plan has infuriated members of congress from both political parties who feel they are in a position were no further compromise can be made which has spurred talks of impeachment among circles in congress. [...]"
Commentary: "Cornel West: Obama ‘An Extension Of The Corporate State’" [07/23/11] [9:01] "It is absurd to call President Barack Obama a “socialist” when he is “very much an extension of the corporate state that has been squeezing out the juices of our democracy,” according to Princeton professor and famed black intellectual Cornel West. West, who had been a supporter of Obama, called the president “another black mascot” of “Wall Street oligarchs” on an MSNBC panel in April. He stood by and clarified by those remarks Wednesday on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. “I supported by dear brother Barack Obama because I wanted to bring an end to the age of Reagan, greed running amok, indifference to poor people, and highly polarized body politic,” he said. “When he moves into office, who do we get? We get his economic team coming right out of Wall Street.” West refused to say that he would vote for Obama again. Watch video, courtesy of MoxNews.com [...]"
MSM: "Obama Top Recipient of Murdoch’s News Corp. Donations" [07/22/11] "Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split to Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation. News Corp. is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Fox News, The Sun and The Sunday Times among others. The news company is currently under scrutiny in both the U.S.and in the UK over allegations its now-closed subsidiary News of the World hacked into voice mail accounts and bribed public officials. "Obama being listed as the company's top recipient might surprise some people because of its highly publicized involvement with his political rivals, like Sarah Palin who was the vice presidential candidate in 2008 and reportedly still under contract with Murdoch-owned Fox News as a paid commentator," wrote Sunlight's Ryan Sibley. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama's Secret Wars: Shady Counter-Terrorism Policies More Dangerous Than Terrorism" [07/18/11] "...But this "counterterrorism" program not only formalizes extrajudicial state killing formerly associated in the public mind only with the Gestapo and KGB. It also drastically weakens, not strengthens, U.S. national security. [...] The mentality behind counterrorism has been described by former head of the CIA Counterterrorism Center in 2005-6, Robert Grenier as "kill them before they kill you" -- a primitive law of the jungle mentality more appropriate to organized crime than a superpower which confronts a 1.8 billion strong Muslim world in which, for each of "them" the U.S. kills it creates exponentially more of "them" committed to killing "us." This strategy is thus not only immoral and illegal, but poses a clear and present danger to U.S. national security. [...]"
World Politics: "Obama Invites Dalai Lama For Saturday White House Visit" [07/16/11] "Obama has invited the Dalai Lama to the White House Saturday, making time for the Tibetan spiritual leader who is in Washington for an 11-day Buddhist ritual. The president last met with the Nobel Peace laureate in February 2010, infuriating Chinese officials. China accuses the Dalai Lama of pushing for Tibetan independence. Employing a low-key approach, the White House has set the meeting in the White House Map Room, not the Oval Office, which is reserved for visiting heads of state. The White House is keeping the meeting closed to the news media, as it did last year. A White House official says Obama will urge that representatives of the Dalai Lama be allowed to engage with Chinese authorities and will call for the preservation of Tibetan culture. [...]" Related: "China Calls On Obama To Cancel Dalai Lama Meeting " "China has called on the U.S. to withdraw an invitation for the Dalai Lama to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House, saying it could hurt relations between the two countries. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement Saturday that China opposes any foreign official meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader and asked the U.S. to withdraw its invitation to avoid interfering in China's internal affairs. Obama's planned meeting Saturday coincides with the Dalai Lama's visit to Washington for an 11-day Buddhist ritual expected to draw upward of 10,000 followers a day. Obama last met with the Dalai Lama in February 2010, infuriating Chinese officials, who accuse the Nobel Peace Prize laureate of seeking Tibet's independence from China. [...]"
Buffoonery: "Obama Orders Gun Dealers to Report Multiple Rifle Sales" [07/13/11] "The Obama administration is ordering gun dealers in southwestern border states to report the sale of multiple semiautomatic weapons to federal authorities, "in a bid to stem the flow of weapons to Mexican drug gangs". [...]" Note: Obama is delusional. See what those same federal authorities are themselves doing: "Secret FBI Weapon- Smuggling Cover-Up Deepens Probe, Helps Innocent Targets" [07/09/11] "In an investigation revealing one of the most damning United States human rights violations in history, one ameliorating Targeted Individuals more daily, a high-level whistleblower's testimony has prompted the Senate Judiciary Committee to deepen its probe into the FBI and other Justice Department agencies allegedly allowing thousands of U.S. weapons to cross the Mexican border into hands of dangerous members of cartels including Zetas, all part of the U.S. drug- and gun-smuggling operation costing over 35,000 lives. Targeted Individuals with no criminal background have consistently reported to the Examiner that the Justice Department stands down when targets present evidence of weapon attacks, repeatedly attempts to silence complainers of those assaults, and repeatedly fails to investigate evidence of targets' injuries or suspected perpetrators. [...]" Related: "US Government Openly Admits Arming Mexican Drug Gangs With 30,000 Firearms" [07/08/11] "It is now a widely-reported fact that under the Obama administration, U.S. federal agents actively placed over 30,000 fully-functional weapons into the hands of Mexican drug gangs, then halted all surveillance and tracking activities of where those weapons were going. This is not a conspiracy theory, nor a piece of fiction. It is now an openly-admitted fact that this was pulled off by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, more commonly called "ATF") under orders from Washington. The program was called "Fast and Furious." [...]"
MSM: "Obama To Unveil Gun Control Reforms In Near Future" [07/08/11] "Half a year after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the Obama administration is set to release a series of reforms to the current gun law, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday. The reforms, which are being crafted by the Department of Justice, come after a series of meetings with relevant stakeholders in the Second Amendment debate. But in a nod to the difficulties of getting legislation through a Republican-run House of Representatives, only executive orders or administrative actions -- and not an actual bill -- are expected to be handed to Congress. Administration officials were coy on the specifics, from the reforms the Department of Justice would recommend or when it would actually make those recommendations. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s Omission: Libya NOT A State Sponsor Of Terrorism" [07/03/11] "Obama continued to discuss U.S. military action in Libya on Wednesday, but his statements didn’t always reflect the facts. When making his argument for getting the U.S. military involved, Obama claimed that it was "in the interest of national security to get Moammar Gaddafi step down from power, “As a consequence, a guy who was a state sponsor of terrorist operations against the United States of America is pinned down, and the noose is tightening around him.” [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Intentionally Targeting Job-Creating Schools" [07/01/11] "Over the last month, Barack Obama has toured a number of community colleges and job training facilities promoting what he believes is the next great job-creation and employment strategy: training young people graduating from high school and adult workers who have been laid off from their initial careers in the skilled trades. Experts estimate that nearly half a million skilled trade jobs remain unfilled because Americans simply lack the expertise necessary to fill these positions, and Obama is aiming to close the widening employment gap and give some semblance of normalcy to an increasingly irritated public by pushing programs that will get Americans back to work: training people to use the shovels for the shovel-ready jobs, if you will. Of course, there’s a major flaw in his plan. While Obama is out promoting community colleges and job training programs, his administration is actively killing one of the most successful job training operations. Just last month, Obama’s Department of Education passed what is now called the “Gainful Employment rule,” a rule that severely limits the amount of federal financial aid students may receive to attend for-profit and career colleges – the very colleges that are training low-income, disadvantaged, minority and non-traditional students to enter or re-enter a dramatically changing workforce. [...]"
"Obama's 'Team' Worried About His ' Reelection' Chances" [06/29/11] "Obama is having difficulty recapturing the enthusiasm of his first campaign, which has Obama advisors "very worried" writes National Journal's Josh Kraushaar. [...]" Note: Talk about a bunch of totally delusional and out-of-touch people.
"Obama Administration Report on Legal Justification for Military Actions in Libya" [06/23/11] PDF
Commentary: "Obama White House Caught In Planned Massive Dirty Operations Against LaRouche" [06/22/11] "Senior U.S. intelligence officials, along with leading figures within the Democratic Party, have warned that the Obama White House is in the process of launching a massive dirty operations campaign against Lyndon LaRouche and associates. These warnings come in the context of the accelerating unraveling of the Obama Presidency, driven by his clearly impeachable conduct in evading Congress' exclusive Constitutional authority to declare war in the current Libya case. Senior U.S. intelligence officials pointedly warned that the Obama White House and campaign organization are in the process of conducting a major campaign against LaRouche and associates, and is pressing for support in this effort from leading political figures in the Democratic Party. Over the end of last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi all came out publicly defending President Obama's flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution Article I Section 8, and the War Powers Act, knowing full well that he had committed an impeachable offense. Leading Democratic Party figures explained this bizarre behavior from the standpoint that the Democrats fear that the demise of President Obama will bring Lyndon LaRouche to the fore as the only serious political leader who dared speak the truth about Obama and his British controllers. So, in effect, Reid, Boxer and Pelosi fell on the sword, in defending the President's indefensible behavior on the Libya war, out of fear of LaRouche's emergence as a folk hero and a leader of a movement for a revolutionary change in U.S. policy—beginning with the passage of the Glass-Steagall restoration, now pending before the House in H.R. 1489. This act of near political suicide on the part of Reid, Boxer and Pelosi was one of the first public signals that the White House has launched illegal operations against the LaRouche organization. This is deadly serious business. Both the intelligence community and Democratic Party sources conveyed their reports out of a deep sense of patriotism, and out of the recognition that if the Office of the Presidency is deployed to suppress LaRouche's voice at this critical juncture, the United States is doomed, and the rest of civilization goes down as well. [...]"
"Political Anger, Discontent Grows After Obama’s Fundraising Visit to Puerto Rico" [06/21/11] "President Barack Obama may have been in Puerto Rico for only four hours, but his brief fundraising visit has unleashed a growing political furor in this U.S. Caribbean territory. Legislators of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood ruling party say they are resentful that he swooped in to raise about $1 million and did not offer any help or solutions as the island battles a soaring crime rate and higher unemployment compared with any U.S. state. [...]"
"Lawmakers mock Obama claim on Libya hostilities " [06/18/11] "Republicans and Democrats on Thursday derided President Barack Obama's claim that U.S. air attacks against Libya do not constitute hostilities and demanded that the commander in chief seek congressional approval for the 3-month-old military operation. In an escalating constitutional fight, House Speaker John Boehner threatened to withhold money for the mission, pitting a Congress eager to exercise its power of the purse against a dug-in White House. The Ohio Republican signaled that the House could take action as early as next week. "The accumulated consequence of all this delay, confusion and obfuscation has been a wholesale revolt in Congress against the administration's policy," said Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee who has backed Obama's actions against Libya. The administration, in a report it reluctantly gave to Congress on Wednesday, said that because the United States is in a supporting role in the NATO-led mission, American forces are not facing the hostilities that would require the president to seek such congressional consent under the War Powers Resolution. The 1973 law prohibits the military from being involved in actions for more than 60 days without congressional authorization, plus a 30-day extension. The 60-day deadline passed last month with the White House saying it is in compliance with the law. The 90-day mark is Sunday. In the meantime, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has maintained his grip on power, and the White House says if the mission continues until September, it will cost $1.1 billion. Instead of calming lawmakers, the White House report and its claims about no hostilities further inflamed the fierce balance-of-power fight. [...]"
"Kucinich, Other House Members File Lawsuit Against Obama On Libya Military Mission" [06/16/11] "Ten House members led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) are filing a complaint in federal court against President Obama for taking military action in Libya without first seeking congressional approval. Kucinich and Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Howard Coble (R-N.C.), John Duncan (R-Tenn.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), John Conyers (D-Mich.) Ron Paul (R-Texas), Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), Tim Johnson (R-Ill.) and Dan Burton (R-Ind.) filed the complaint Wednesday at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated,” Kucinich said in a statement. “We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies.” [...]"
"White House To Cut Access To Half Of Federal Websites" [06/14/11] "As part of the Obama administration’s campaign to promote transparency, the White House announced today it intends to eliminate the public’s access to half of the federal government’s websites within the next year. The White House said there are nearly 2,000 websites operated by the federal government, which it said confuses people. “With so many separate sites, Americans often do not know where to turn for information,” the office of Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. said in a statement. “The administration will immediately put a halt to the creation of new websites. The administration will also shut down or consolidate 25% of the 2,000 sites over the next few months and set a goal of cutting the number of separate, standalone sites in half over the next year.” [...]" Note: Yeah, non-existent websites are technically transparent.
Commentary: "Obama’s Endless Wars" [06/11/11] "US military forces are now waging war simultaneously in five separate countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen. [...] American workers, students and youth are increasingly forced to bear the burden of a policy of endless war aimed at forging a global empire to serve the interests of the US financial oligarchy. Election after election and poll after poll have demonstrated that a substantial majority of the population opposes these wars, yet this opposition finds no expression within the two-party political system or the corporate-controlled media. Working people are well aware that trillions of dollars are spent on these wars and the US military-industrial complex, even as federal, state and local governments, led by Democrats and Republicans alike, declare that no money can be found to pay for jobs, decent wages, health care, education or other vital social services. Moreover, the attempt by the American ruling elite to use militarism to offset the decline in US capitalism’s global economic position generates increasingly dangerous international tensions and the threat of far bloodier wars to come. Even as mass hostility to these wars grows, antiwar protest has faded almost entirely from the scene, smothered by a middle-class ex-left layer that supports Obama and has largely integrated itself into the Democratic Party. A new movement against war can be built only on the basis of an irreconcilable break with the Democrats and the independent mobilization of the working class against the Obama administration and the capitalist profit system, the source of war and militarism."
"Healthcare Overhaul Fight In Pivotal Atlanta Court" [06/09/11] "The latest round in the fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was held Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta. A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on whether to reverse a Florida judge's ruling that struck down the law. The judges seemed receptive to arguments from critics challenging the health reforms as unconstitutional during the three-hour hearing. Some 26 states opposing the law and an alliance of small businesses argue that Congress didn't have the power to require virtually all Americans to maintain health insurance. The Justice Department says the legislative branch exercised its "quintessential" right. A three-judge federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati heard arguments last week about whether the law's mandate to buy health insurance went beyond congressional authority, and a federal appeals court based in Richmond, Va. heard oral arguments May 10 in another legal challenge to the law. Lawyers on both sides have said the cases ultimately will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. But the appeal court panel's decision in Atlanta is being closely watched and could help shape the debate. There's considerable legal firepower on both sides of the argument. Former U.S. Solicitor Paul Clement represents the challenging states and current U.S. Solicitor Neal Katyal will speak for the government. [...]" Related: "Judges Sharply Challenge Healthcare Law" "Skeptical questions from three federal judges in Atlanta suggest they may be ready to declare unconstitutional all or part of the healthcare law promoted by the Obama administration and passed last year by Congress. [...]"
MSM: "Carville: 2012 Could Be ‘Very Rough’ For Obama, Says Civil Unrest ‘Imminently Possible’" [06/07/11] "Carville said the consequences aren’t limited to politics alone. He warned of heightened risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture. “You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this,” Carville said. “People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.” [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Forbade Job-Creation from his First Day in Office" [06/02/11] "Under present conditions after the implosion of the financial system, no new jobs or net re-employment could be possible without Federal credit. But a high-placed insider has now spilled the beans that Obama forbade that beginning on his Inauguration Day, if not earlier. [...]"
Commentary: "Number Of Government-Owned Limos Has Soared Under Obama" [06/01/11] "Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according to an analysis of records by iWatch News. Most of the increase was recorded in Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Obama administration officials said most of the increase reflects an enhanced effort to protect diplomats and other government officials in a dangerous world. But a watchdog group says the abundance of limos sends the wrong message in the midst of a budget crisis. The increase in limos comes to light on the heels of an executive order from President Obama last week that charges agencies to increase the fuel efficiency of their fleets. According to General Services Administration data , the number of limousines in the federal fleet increased from 238 in fiscal 2008, the last year of the George W. Bush administration, to 412 in 2010. Much of the 73 percent increase—111 of the 174 additional limos—took place in fiscal 2009, more than eight months of which corresponded with Obama’s first year in office. However, some of those purchases could reflect requests made by the Bush administration during an appropriations process that would have begun in the spring of 2008. [...]"
Concepts and Practices: "Obama 'Signs' Patriot Act Extension in France Using Machine To Impersonate His Signature" [05/27/11] "President Obama, or rather a machine impersonating his signature, signed the controversial Patriot Act only minutes before the midnight deadline, extending anti-terrorism measures enacted in the wake of 9/11. Obama did not sign the act personally as he was 3,725 miles and six time zones away in France at a meeting of G8 world leaders, so a presidential autopen was used instead. The White House said the President had approved use of the autopen, a machine which holds a pen and signs his actual signature. Obama was awoken at 5:45am in his hotel room in Deauville, France, so that he could review and approve the bill and authorise his signature, with only minutes to go before the deadline passed in the U.S. The President said he was pleased the Patriot Act had been extended and applauded the use of the autopen, saying: 'It's an important tool for us to continue dealing with an ongoing terrorist threat.' Congress yesterday passed a four-year extension, granting powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps i"n pursuit of terrorists". Congress yesterday passed a four-year extension, granting powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Votes taken in rapid succession in the Senate and House came after lawmakers rejected attempts to temper the law enforcement powers to ensure that individual liberties are not abused. The Senate voted 72-23 and following the 250-153 evening vote in the House, the legislation to renew three terrorism-fighting authorities headed for the President's signature with only hours to go before the provisions expired at midnight. As well wiretaps, and searches of business records, the Patriot Act also approves surveillance of non-American 'lone wolf' suspects without confirmed ties to terrorist groups.[...]" Note: Geeze, EVERYTHING about this guy is a facsimile ... I would contend that since this guy is invalid, doubly so is his mechanically impersonated signature, making everything he does, says or signs, logically invalid and unlawful. Since everything Congress does that violates their oath is also null and void ... layer after layer of pretension is all they can really produce for people to believe ... when they stop believing, we'll see what happens.
Buffoonery: "Obamas Hit By Dueling Royal 'Blunders'" [05/26/11] "Obama just can’t catch a break in London. After screwing up the date in the Westminster Abbey guest book yesterday, Politico reports that he miscued while toasting Queen Elizabeth at last night’s Buckingham Palace state dinner. The orchestra, apparently believing he was finished with his remarks, started playing “God Save the Queen”—right in the middle of Obama’s toast. He kept speaking, right over the British national anthem, and the AP reports that he later joked to the deputy prime minister that the orchestra had simply provided a soundtrack to his words. Michelle Obama had her own minor slip-up: When the Obamas met with the queen earlier in the day, the first lady was sans hat. While hats aren’t required for meetings with the queen, wearing one can be seen as a sign of respect, CBS News reports. And of course in 2009, Michelle actually touched the queen [...]" Note: (sharp intake of breath) touched the queen. Oh ...my ... dog ... Related: "Obama Signs Book At Westminster Abbey; Dated 24 May 2008"
"Corsi To File Criminal Charges Against White House Over Obama Birth Certificate" [05/25/11] "Jerome Corsi has told a Cincinnati radio station that he is preparing to file criminal charges against the White House for producing a fraudulent birth certificate, as the controversial author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? closes in on the people within Obama’s inner circle he claims were behind the hoax. [...]" Related: "Jerome Corsi: Obama’s True Origins" [05/23/11] [15:18] Part 2 [15:17] Part 3 [11:59]
Interview: "Norman Finkelstein: Obama and AIPAC" [05/24/11] [10:22] " Obama speaking at AIPAC 2011 called America's support of Israel "ironclad." In light of his recent statement that 1967 borders have to be a starting point for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations which angered many in Israel, does President Obama face losing the support of a powerful Israeli lobby in the US? Daniel Pollak of the Zionist Organization of America and political scientist Norman Finkelstein debate this and the possible path for peace in the Middle East. [...]"
Interview: "Norman Finkelstein's Response To Obama's Speech On The Middle East" Democracy Now Report [05/24/11] [4:46]
"Former Security Adviser to George Bush Sr. Created Obama’s Israel Policy Months Ago" [05/24/11] "...This was written two months ago, and it is almost exactly what President Obama proposed to Israel. The problem is, it won’t work. The Palestinians, and the Israelis will not share Jerusalem on another leaders terms. The author of this outline is, Brent Snowcroft, a former national security adviser to US presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and president of The Scowcroft Group, an international advisory firm. [...]"
Interview: "Obama breaks War Powers Act" [05/22/11] [6:26] "Now that it's been 60 days since the US entered Libya, the War Powers Act mandates that President Obama officially declares war. For a president that campaigned on upholding the Constitution, why does no one seem to care that the President isn't only breaking his own promise, but breaking the law? Ivan Eland of the Independent Institute says Obama isn't the first president to break the law, but as the States continues to invest in unlawful wars, the age of the American Empire might come to a close as the financial well runs drier by the day. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama: The Man Who Never Was" Servando Gonzalez [05/22/11] ".... First, not only did Obama himself mentioned that he was born in Kenya, but also his Kenyan grandmother confirmed it. Moreover, during a speech in Denver, Colorado, in 2008, Michelle Obama referred to Kenya as Obama’s “home country.” Also, a 2008 NPR report described then senator Barack Obama as “Kenyan born” and a “son of Africa.” Furthermore, Obama has never publicly said that he was born in the U.S. Consequently, he would never be successfully impeached for lying about his country of origin. Secondly, [...] So, while about two million people watched the first swearing-in, which was invalid because it violated the rules clearly established by the Constitution, the second one, which was supposed to be the real thing, was hidden from the American people following direct orders from the transparency man in the White House. Therefore, we have to take as legal proof the word of a politician — the alleged president — who, like all politicians, is a professional liar, and the word of the other nine people present, all of them employees of the alleged president and, therefore, whose word cannot be taken for granted because of an obvious conflict of interests. Consequently, this man could never be impeached, because impeachment is a fundamental constitutional power belonging to Congress for removing presidents, judges, and other federal officers who commit “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Nevertheless, given the fact that Mr. Obama is not the legal president of the United States, he cannot be impeached. He can be, though, criminally charged and prosecuted. [...] Now, is Obama the only one to blame for this dangerous travesty? Of course not. The true guilty parties are the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice and the sycophantic mainstream press for having relinquished their obligations to uphold the Constitution and address the legitimacy of the man currently residing in the White House."
"Obama to Address AIPAC May 22" [05/21/11] "Obama will cap a week of intense focus on the Middle East with an address the annual meeting of pro-Israeli activists on Sunday morning, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. Mr. Obama’s speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee comes after a meeting Tuesday with King Abdullah of Jordan, a major policy speech Thursday on the Middle East and North Africa, and a meeting Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The president’s AIPAC will “stress the importance of the U.S.-Israeli relationship,” Mr. Carney told reporters, but it will lack the substance expected in his address at the State Department on Thursday. [...]"
Commentary: "Kucinich: “Important to Critically Analyze What Obama Does, not What he Says" [05/20/11] " ... Obama violated the Constitution by pursuing war against Libya without a Constitutionally-required authorization for the use of military force or declaration of war from Congress. His actions, and now his policy recitations, set the stage for more interventions, presumably in Syria and Iran. His recounting of the reasons for U.S. intervention in Libya is at odds with the facts. There was no clear evidence of an impending massacre in Libya. There was menacing rhetoric and a violent government put-down of an armed insurrection which may have been joined by some with legitimate non-violent aspirations. No one can justify the actions of any parties to this conflict. In any case, discretion requires leaders to move with the utmost care in developing military responses to rhetoric and similar care to intervention in a civil war. “The UN mandate to protect civilians was exceeded almost immediately and used as a pretext for regime change. The U.S. and NATO are one in Libya. Our nation, through NATO, has taken sides in a civil war which is spreading more violence throughout Libya and putting more civilians' at risk. The Interim Council of the rebels moved quickly to a $100 million oil marketing agreement with Qatar, unmasking a potential reason for intervention: control over Libya's vast oil fields which can yield over $300 million in oil daily. The military intervention in a civil war against the backdrop of a struggle for oil casts a shadow of doubt upon lofty rhetoric about positive change, peace and stability. That the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Bahrain and Yemen demonstrates that violent intervention carries high risks and political resolution of conflict is desirable. We must be prepared to seek political resolution of conflicts through statecraft not through military force. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s Dark Shady Past Exposed?" MP3 Audio [05/20/11] "In a recent interview on Tru News (starting at 18:00) with a man only known as Al (to hide his identity for protection purposes) startling information on Barack Obama was brought fourth. According to the interview the man known only as Al is a debt collector. During a recent skip tracing procedure on a Chicago debtor (a procedure carried out to verify data on the client; i.e. addresses, phone numbers, friends, social security numbers, etc.), Al came across a startling discovery when pulling the clients data. Michelle Obama pulled up (on the computer) as the debtors neighbor back in the 90′s. Out of curiosity Al clicked on Michelle Obamas name (link) and this allegedly pulled up Barack Obama’s name Chicago home address of 5046 S. Greenwood Ave, strangely enough owned by Obama’s accountant (according to AL). Also allegedly displayed in Barack Obama’s file was the allias name of Harrison J. Bounel. Upon further investigation 6 different pin #’s in 6 years were assigned to the property — along with other evidence, Al believes that this type behavior signifies a multi layered real estate finance transaction. Obama’s file allegedly showed trusts and a $1.2 million loan taken out from Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. If all the allegations are true — this suggests real estate fraud at minimum, and the possible fact that Obama’s house is a CIA safe house. 52 former addresses of Obama allegedly popped up as well. [...]"
"Documents Raise Questions about Supreme Court Justice Kagan’s Role in Obamacare Defense as Solicitor General" [05/18/11] "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents suggesting Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan helped coordinate the Obama administration’s legal defense of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) while she served as Solicitor General. Kagan has said she was not involved in Department of Justice (DOJ) preparations for legal challenges to Obamacare. Moreover, the Supreme Court justice did not recuse herself from the High Court decision in April 2011 not to “fast-track” for Supreme Court review Virginia’s lawsuit challenging Obamacare. The following are highlights from the documents obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on February 24, 2011. (Judicial Watch’s lawsuit has been consolidated with a similar FOIA lawsuit that had been first filed against the DOJ by the Media Research Center. The lawsuits are now both before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The documents referenced in this release were first produced in the Media Research litigation.) [...]"
Commentary: "Webster Tarpley : The Elite Ultra Hitlerian Genocide Plan" [05/17/11] [1:35] "This is the trailer for the upcoming prisonplanet.tv exclusive interview with Dr. Webster Tarpley. In this interview, Dr. Tarpley reviews the writings of John P. Holdren, the current Whitehouse science advisor. This interview conclusively exposes scientific elite's true agenda, world-wide genocide and the formation of a global government to rule. [...]"
Commentary: "Jane Mayer On The Obama War On Whistle-Blowers" [05/17/11] "In a just released, lengthy New Yorker article, Jane Mayer -- with the diligence and thoroughness she used to expose the Bush torture regime -- examines a topic I've written about many times here: the Obama administration's unprecedented war on whistleblowers generally, and its persecution of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake in particular (Drake exposed massive waste, excess and perhaps illegality in numerous NSA programs). Mayer's article is what I'd describe as the must-read magazine article of the month, and I encourage everyone to read it in its entirety, ... When Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency, and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as "often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government." But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness. Including the Drake case, it has been using the Espionage Act to press criminal charges in five alleged instances of national-security leaks -- more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined. The Drake case is one of two that Obama’s Justice Department has carried over from the Bush years. Gabriel Schoenfeld, a conservative political scientist at the Hudson Institute, who, in his book "Necessary Secrets" (2010), argues for more stringent protection of classified information, says, "Ironically, Obama has presided over the most draconian crackdown on leaks in our history -- even more so than Nixon." [...]"
Commentary: "Cameras Banned In White House Daily Briefings" [05/16/11] "What is going on at the White House? First, Obama announces that he will no longer provide 'staged' news photos for reporters. Then, today it was announced that the White House will 'go dark,' that is, the press today was barred from live-casting the daily news briefings provided by Press Secretary Jay Carney. Increasingly the White House is distancing itself from news reporters, withholding vital information from the press and the public, and essentially dictating to the media when and where they are allowed to video or take pictures of the President. In what was supposed to be 'the most transparent Administration in history,' the Obama Administration has increasingly miffed reporters, leaving them totally in the dark concerning the decision-making process, with former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declaring curtly, 'Some things should not be done in publc view,' meaning of course that this White House and this President have become perhaps the most closed and hidden Administration in history. The new tactic of placing broad distance between the President and news gathering entities is cause for concern. Red flags are going off in the heads of liberty-oriented citizens who see danger in the growing reluctance of the Administration to provide the public critical information concerning its actions. It has become common knowledge among observers of the Administration that much goes on in the shadows, away from public knowledge, in what is known as 'the shadow government.' [...]"
US Politics: "Obama Administration Seeks Power To Censor "Unclassified Materials" [05/14/11] "The government is seeking to limit the disclosure of unclassified information as well as classified information about the National Security Agency at the upcoming trial of former NSA official Thomas A. Drake, who is accused of unlawful retention of classified documents that were allegedly provided to a reporter. Under the provisions (pdf) of the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), as expected, prosecutors have asked the court to protect certain classified information from disclosure at trial by proposing substitutions, subject to court approval. But in an unprecedented legal maneuver, they said that some unclassified information concerning NSA should also be kept off the record. Defense attorneys told the court that the move was outrageous. “One month from trial, and one year after the Indictment issued in this case, the government has asserted, for the first time, an evidentiary privilege under the National Security Agency Act of 1959 that it claims authorizes the Court to redact, or insert substitutions for, relevant unclassified evidence that will be introduced during the upcoming criminal trial,” wrote public defenders James Wyda and Deborah L. Boardman on May 10 (pdf). “There is no authority for this unprecedented assertion in the context of a criminal trial.” [...]"
US Politics: "New Congressional Legislation Gives President Unchecked War Power" [05/12/11] "Tucked inside the National Defense Authorization Act, being marked up by the House Armed Services Committee this week, is a hugely important provision that hasn't been getting a lot of attention — a brand new authorization for a worldwide war. This stealth provision was added to the bill by the committee's chairman, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), but has a bit of a history. It was first proposed by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey in 2008 after the Bush administration lost the Boumediene v. Bush case, in which the Supreme Court decided that federal courts would subject the administration's asserted law of war basis to hold Guantanamo detainees to searching review. An idea that may have originally been intended to bolster the Bush administration's basis for holding Guantanamo detainees is now being promoted as an authorization of a worldwide war — and could become the single biggest ceding of unchecked war authority to the executive branch in modern American history. [...]"
Commentary: "Senate Seeks to Create Caesar" [05/12/11] " While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President and his minions have been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 to speed through the Senate and then make its way into the House and then to the President to sign. Yes, the other hand is quickly forming into a dictatorial fist that is about to smash our Constitution. As you will recall, the beginning of the end of liberty in Rome commenced with Augustus Caesar who compromised the authority of the Senate through the force of arms and basically the Senate became a facade. America is poised with this proposed bill, to morph immediately from a Republic into an empire with the privileged eunuchs of the Senate as window dressing and a dictator – the first American Caesar – at the country’s helm. And leading the progressive charge is Chuck Schumer (D-NY). No big surprise there. Schumer is an elitist Marxist and a first class progressive who hates America almost as much as he loves power. He introduced S. 679 on March 30th, 2011. He was joined by a gaggle of progressives from the left and the right. This is something I have been warning Americans about for a long time. If we are to survive as a nation, we must rid ourselves of ALL progressives or our nation is doomed and freedom will be swept into the dustbin of history. Schumer’s esteemed list of constitutional traitors is as follows: [...]" Note: Some have felt that 'Obama' is a reincarnation from the same higher self that had Julius Caesar as an incarnation. The similarity in behavior is a little eerie.
"Obama Floats Plan To Tax Cars By The Mile" [05/07/11] "The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive. The plan is a part of the administration's Transportation Opportunities Act, an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly. [...]" Note: Of course, this will never happen. They're out of time.
"Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm's Brother, Walks Out Of A Press Conference At Which He Is Accused Of "Reviving The Euthanasia Of Nazi Germany" With The Obama Administration." [05/02/11] [4:27] "Anton Chaitkin, Editor of "Executive Intelligence Review," published by the controversial political activist group, the 'LaRouche Movement,' accuses Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel at this press conference of reviving various eugenics Nazi policies, such as influencing health insurance companies to deny coverage to the elderly, who the Nazis deemed as not "having lives worth living." Dr. Emanuel, who reacts by abruptly leaving the gathering, citing an "important meeting," is a fellow of the Hastings Center for Bioethics and Public Policy, which advises the US Government. He is also the brother of President Obama's former Chief-of-Staff, the Mayor-elect of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. [...]" Related:"Jewish Eugenics Pre-Dates Hitler's Master Race" "According to the Israeli daily newspaper quoted below, before the Nazi Third Reich in Germany plotted to create a Master Race from the European gene pool, Zionists had already established a racial purification program to create the perfect Jewish bloodline. A shocking new study reveals how key figures in the pre-state Zionist establishment proposed castrating the mentally ill, sterilizing the poor and doing everything possible to ensure reproduction only among the `best of people.' [...]"
"Obama, Congress Renew Push For Austerity Measures" [05/01/11] "The Obama administration and leading Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress are preparing the next round of austerity measures directed at slashing public services, jobs and incomes for working people, to pay for the deepening crisis of American and world capitalism. Congressional Republicans have demanded binding measures to cut spending, focused on entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as the price of agreeing to raise the debt ceiling. Formal negotiations are to begin May 5, chaired by Vice President Joseph Biden, but informal talks are ongoing. Several Senate Democrats announced this week that they were prepared to join the Republicans in demanding spending cuts as part of a bill to lift the debt ceiling. These include Kent Conrad of North Dakota, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Given the narrow 53-47 Democratic majority in the Senate, the defection of any four Democrats would ensure defeat of the debt ceiling measure, since all the Republicans are expected to oppose it. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Working “Under The Radar” To Sneak Attack Second Amendment" Paul Watson [04/30/11] "According to a little noticed quote in the Washington Post earlier this month which has attracted virtually no media attention, President Obama told gun control advocate Sarah Brady that his administration is working “under the radar” to sneak attack the second amendment rights of American citizens. During a March 30 meeting between Jim and Sarah Brady and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, at which Obama “dropped in,” the president reportedly told Brady, “I just want you to know that we are working on it (gun control)….We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” The quote appeared in an April 11 Washington Post story about Obama’s gun control czar Steve Croley. “What is truly startling about this story is the way it has been totally ignored by the rest of the media,” writes Jeff Knox….”Even the folks at the Brady bunch are not spreading the news about the stunning reassurances from the president. There is nothing on their website discussing or even mentioning Obama’s chat with Jim and Sarah.” The Obama administration has repeatedly invoked rhetoric about the flow of guns being smuggled from the U.S. into Mexico as a talking point with which to chill gun rights of American citizens. Just months into his term in the Oval Office, Obama told Mexican President Felipe Calderon that the U.S. was to blame for much of Mexico’s drug violence because of firearms that were purchased in America. [...]"
"Gerald Celente on Jeff Rense – April 27th, 2011" [04/30/11] 42:03] Gerald reviews currently ongoing dynamics.
Commentary: "Obama's Birth Certificate: Not The (Biggest) Issue" [04/29/11] " ... The corporate-financier agenda transcends presidencies. From Reagan to Obama, US foreign and domestic policy has moved in a continuously linear direction toward increasing corporate-financial monopolies and eroding the role and sovereignty of the US Constitution and the people who are supposed to execute it. In 1991, "Neo-Conservative" war monger Paul Wolfowitz stated that the Middle East would be turned upside down and reordered in America's favor - ironically, this operation which has been piecemeal planned and executed year-by-year since then, is finally unfolding in its entirety under the supposedly "liberal" Obama administration. [...]"
Alex Jones Interviews: "Wayne Madsen In-Studio: The Chronicles of Barack Obama Part 1" [04/29/11] [15:22] Part 2 [13:15]|Alex talks with investigative journalist Wayne Madsen in-studio. Madsen was recently targeted for removal by the Obama administration.
Alex Jones: "Obama Birth Certificate Fraud" [04/29/11] [10:28] Related: See below.
"Layering: Obama's New Certification of Live Birth Raises More Questions Than It Answers" [04/29/11] "Techdude delivers a final report that exceeds my wildest expectations. It is irrefutable, empirical evidence - Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Why? Why a COLB (certificate of live birth) forgery? That is the question. My deepest thanks and appreciation for Techdude's unwavering commitment to the truth despite the threats and harassment, the slashed tires and the dead animal on his porch. Insofar as "techdude's" credentials, he is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American College of Forensic Examiners, The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, International Information Systems Forensics Association - the list goes on. He also a board certified as a forensic computer examiner, a certificated legal investigator, and a licensed private investigator. He has been performing computer based forensic investigations since 1993 (although back then it did not even have a formal name yet) and he has performed countless investigations since then. Here is his analysis: [...]" Related: "Pamela Geller on Fox Business: Obama's Birth Certificate"[04/27/11] [3:54] | Atlas Shrugs
"Obama Birth Certificate Number Proves Forgery?" [04/29/11] "Despite the establishment media declaring "case closed" on the birther issue, the release of what purports to be Barack Obama's long form birth certificate has only caused a firestorm of new suspicion amongst Americans, with the document only serving to confirm unexplained anomalies, such as why Obama's birth certificate number is higher than that of people born after him at the same hospital. [...]"
Wayne Madsen: "Orly Taitz Is Working For Benjamin Netayahu" July 2010 [04/25/11] [4:58] "RARE hard to find RT video claiming that Orly Taitz is actually employed by Benjamin Netayahu. There are claims she is a mossad agent but I know she is a Dual Israeli/American Citizen. The whole birther claim was started to discredit Obama as he was wanting to stop supporting Israel's genocide of the Palestinian people. [...]"
Absurdities: "Obama: 'American People Will Feel That I Deserve A Second Term'" [04/16/11] "Obama said Friday that he's convinced that voters will come to see him as the candidate best prepared to serve as president by next fall's elections. The president said he thinks that he can make the case for a second term, though he acknowledged that the state of the economy could be his biggest hurdle to clear in winning reelection. [...]"
"Obama White House Wants Wayne Madsen Killed" [04/15/11] "In yet another indication that America’s democratic experiment is a thing of the past, this editor has received word from a source in a foreign intelligence agency allied with the United States that there has been talk by some within the Obama White House that this editor is under threat. What particular stories have inflamed the White House are not known but the warning conveyed by the source, who has connections within the White House, was stark in its directness: “They want to kill you.” It was perfectly clear that the phrase was not being used as a figure of speech. [...] There is an interesting postscript to this story. Not once, during the eight years of the Bush administration, did I ever receive such a credible and direct threat. In fact, after WMR’s stories about marital friction between Bush and First Lady Laura Bush received national media attention, there was a communication from a close friend of Mrs. Bush that if I laid off her marital situation, I would be given a major scoop. Knowing that no one should ever cut a deal with the Bush family or their friends, I kindly declined the offer. But whereas the Bush White House was prepared to offer a carrot, the Obama administration appears to favor the stick or another lethal weapon of choice. [...]"
"Obama To Launch Bid For Re-Election – And Embark On Quest For Big-Money Donors" [04/04/11] "Taking out insurance in case he is unable to generate the same grassroots enthusiasm among young voters and small political donors as he did in 2008, President Barack Obama is set to launch his re-election bid with a coast-to-coast tour of big money Democratic fundraisers. The Obama campaign is expected to fire the starting gun of the presidential race this week – filing papers with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as early as today – and then hit the circuit for what is expected to be the most expensive election in history. The White House is playing down the time Mr Obama will have to take off from his presidential duties to prepare for the showdown in November next year, saying it expects the campaign to be relatively subdued until spring 2012, but his campaign staff hope to stuff his war chest with money from rich supporters long before a Republican challenger is nominated. In 2008, Mr Obama brought in almost $750m (£465m) from donors large and small, as his insurgent campaign bested first Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and then Republican nominee John McCain on the promise of hope, change and a new kind of post-partisan politics. [...]" Note: Barry is just delusional.
US Politics: "Obama Secretly Gets Anti-Secrecy Award" [04/01/11] "Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday. The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool. This time, Obama met quietly in the Oval Office with Gary Bass of OMB Watch, Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org, without disclosing the meeting on his public schedule or letting photographers or print reporters into the room. “Our understanding going into the meeting was that it would have a pool photographer and a print reporter, and it turned out to be a private meeting,” Bass told POLITICO. “He was so on point, so on target in the conversation with us, it is baffling why he would not want that message to be more broadly heard by reporters and the public interest community and the public generally.” [...]"
"General Electric: Obama's Halliburton?" [03/29/11] "The hypocrisy permeating the policy decisions emanating from the Obama White House continues. General Electric will directly benefit from Obama’s decision to renege on a deal to provide Eastern Europe with missile defense systems (the obvious implications of which go well beyond the topic in this blog). As reported in the Washington Examiner: “General Electric may be the company with the closest ties to the Obama administration (if not, GE is second only to Goldman Sachs), and here we see the company benefiting from an abrupt foreign policy change [...]"
"Obama Administration Announces Creation of Conservation Youth Corps of America" [03/23/11] "Just when you thought this radical administration was ready to cut back on their socialist agenda they surprise you with another shockingly radical initiative. Team Obama announced this week the formation of their American Conservation Youth Corps [...]"
"Obama Nominee For Deputy Budget Director Crumbles Trying To Defend Budget Deception" [03/22/11] [6:34] "Higginbottom is a political appointee with no budget experience whatsoever, and she should not be confirmed under any circumstances. But Sessions fails to mention that Republicans don't have the guts to cut spending either, except for Rand Paul. [...]"
"Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio" [03/20/11] "A molotov cocktail was launched in front of the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro late Friday in protest of the arrival of President Barack Obama, the O Globo newspaper in Rio reported. Military police reacted by firing rubber bullets into the gathering of 200 at around 18:30 local time. A CBN news reporter suffered a minor injury from the shots and traffic was blocked. [...]" Related: "Obama Cancels Public Speech In Rio Square: Embassy" "President Barack Obama has cancelled a public speech he was scheduled to deliver Sunday in a Rio square during his upcoming visit to Brazil, the US embassy in Brasilia said. The speech in the historic plaza known as Cinelandia, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, "is cancelled," an embassy spokeswoman told AFP. Obama instead will deliver remarks at Rio's Municipal Theatre, the official said, without specifying whether it would be open to the public or exclusively for invited guests. No explanation for the change of venue was given by the embassy. Brazilian authorities have laid out a heavy security presence for Obama's two-day visit to South America's largest nation, and police in Rio had closed numerous streets from midnight Thursday in preparation. On Thursday, members of an advance US security team were seen inspecting the surroundings of Cinelandia, where anti-US banners could be seen hanging from a road-side fence. Some social and union groups have declared Obama a "persona non grata" and called for a protest, accusing him of a "bellicose policy of occupation" in foreign countries, and of attacking people "in the name of the war on terror." Due to depart for Brazil later Friday on the first leg of a Latin American tour, Obama is then scheduled to be in Chile on Sunday before a final stop in El Salvador. The trip comes at a troubling time as a nuclear nightmare stalks Japan and Arab and Western nations consider military action against Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi, who is threatening to crush a rebel uprising. [...]"
"Helen Thomas "Obama Lacks Courage & He's NOT A Liberal!" " [03/20/11] [13:17]
Pro-Publica: "Obama Makes Indefinite Detention and Military Commissions His Own" Dafna Linzer [03/08/11] "President Obama yesterday formalized indefinite detention for dozens of men held at Guantanamo Bay and announced that the Pentagon would move ahead with military trials for a handful of other detainees. In an executive order, which we first reported on in June 2009, the White House created a board to periodically review the dangerousness of prisoners being held without charge or trial. The order says the new process will allow detainees -- some in custody for nearly a decade -- to challenge the government's determination that they pose a threat if released. While the order is new, most of the ideas it contains are not. This is the third time such a board has been created for nearly the same purpose. Two similar processes to review detainee cases were in place during the Bush administration. Like its predecessors, the Obama administration's review process will operate outside the courts and will be subject to no independent review. Also like the Bush White House, the Obama administration alone will choose all members of the review board and appoint a "personal representative" to advocate on behalf of the detainees. The major difference is that the White House, sidestepping claims that detainees have a right to counsel, will allow them to hire private attorneys The order states that the government will not pay legal fees. While detainees will have access to some evidence against them, the government will choose what evidence to share. The process is meant to be more adversarial than it had been under the Bush administration. Detainees can submit their own evidence to the review board but will be permitted to call only those witnesses the government determines to be reasonable. It is unclear whether a detainee can dismiss his personal representative or how the lawyer and representative will work together. The order allows a detainee to make his case for release once every three years. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama Declares State Governors Will Enforce Health Care Bill Whether They Like It Or Not" [03/04/11] "At a recent meeting with US state governors in Washington, DC, President Obama made clear his intent to force the individual states to comply with his unconstitutional health care overhaul. Twenty-six states have already filed federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the bill -- and some judges have already declared it to be null and void -- prior to the announcement. Clearly overstepping his constitutional bounds, Obama chided states for even questioning the bill, despite the fact that it will likely plunge every one of them into irreparable bankruptcy. He also declared a refusal to allow states to "weaken" the bill in any way, even though two federal judges have already ruled it to be unconstitutional [...]"
"JW Sues Justice Department for Documents Detailing Justice Kagan’s Participation in Obamacare Discussions as Solicitor General" [03/03/11] "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain documents detailing Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s participation in discussions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 23, 2010, also known as Obamacare, while she served as U.S. Solicitor General. The constitutionality of the “individual mandate” in President Obama’s health care reform may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. [...]"
"White House Backs State Opt-Out Of Health Care Law" [03/03/11] " Obama is backing a bill that would allow states to opt out of provisions of his health care law, including the individual mandate requiring people to purchase insurance coverage. [...]"
"Obama Authorized Laptop Searches of Border Travelers" [02/26/11] [6:09] "Journalists have been stopped at the US border when returning from trips abroad, being detained for hours, having their laptops, cameras, cell phones confiscated, all of the material copied. ACLU Attorney Catherine Crump argues that this is a violation of their rights. [...]"
"Lobbyists: White House Sends Meetings Off-Site To Hide Them" [02/25/11] "Caught between their boss’s anti-lobbyist rhetoric and the reality of governing, President Barack Obama’s aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to a complex just off the White House grounds – and several of the lobbyists involved say they believe the choice of venue is no accident. It allows the Obama administration to keep these lobbyist meetings shielded from public view — and out of Secret Service logs collected on visitors to the White House and later released to the public." [...]"
Concepts and Practices: "Administration Asks Judge To Tell The States That Healthcare Law Isn't Optional" [02/19/11] "The Obama administration is asking a federal judge who struck down the healthcare reform law to clarify that states must still implement the overhaul as the appeals process plays out. Some states are saying the Jan. 31 ruling relieves them from implementing the sweeping reform law because the federal judge in Florida found it to be unconstitutional. [...]"
Concepts and Practices: "Obama Administration Okays Arizona Proposal To Cut 280,000 from State Medicaid Rolls" [02/19/11] "Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius approved, in a February 15 letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Brewer's proposal to save $900 million by cutting 250,000 childless adults, and 30,000 parents of poor children (if the parents' annual incomes exceed $10,830), from the state's Medicaid plan during fiscal 2012. [...]" Note: Disgusting attitude these sequentials have ...
Bullshit Budgets: "Sessions Confronts Obama's Budget Director, Jacob Lew, Over Misleading Comments " [02/17/11] [3:25] Related: "Sessions: President's Budget 'A Blueprint For Losing The Future' " [1:48] | "Sessions Criticizes Obama's Speech To Chamber Of Commerce " [5:22] | "Can Anyone Defend White House Budget Claims?" [02/17/11] [1:46]
"US Rep. Markey to Offer Amendment to Restore Proposed Cuts to Home Energy Assistance Program for Poor" [02/14/11] "US Representative Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, will offer an amendment on the House floor to restore proposed cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “Cutting off funds for this program now means that millions of families could have their heating cut off,” said Markey. “These families would be forced to decide once again between heating and eating.” A draft of the House Republicans’ yearly spending bill proposed cutting $400 million from LIHEAP emergency funds that help low-income families meet home heating costs, according to Markey. More reductions could come now that Tea Party-backed Republicans have called for even deeper budget cuts. The White House is also expected to propose cutting the program back to 2008 levels, from $5 billion to about $2.6 billion, in their budget proposal set to be released Monday. “Targeting the poor is the wrong direction and I think President Obama is making a huge mistake in singling out the poor,” said Markey, who is circulating a letter among his colleagues urging that the program be fully funded next year. [...]" Related: "White House To Cut Energy Assistance For The Poor" [02/10/11] "President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government’s energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefed on the subject told National Journal. [...]" Note: Change you can believe in. Let them die.
"Obamacare Would Reduce Employment by 800,000 Workers" [02/12/11] "Testifying today before the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf confirmed that Obamacare is expected to reduce the number of jobs in the labor market by an estimated 800,000. Here are excerpts from the exchange: Chairman [Paul] Ryan: “[I]t’s been argued...that the new health care law will create jobs and increase labor force participation. But if I recall from your analysis, it was quite the opposite. Is that not the case?” Director [Douglas] Elmendorf : “Yes.”... Rep. [John] Campbell: Thank you, Mr. Chairman..." [...]"
"Obama signature creates ‘continental perimeter’ – Move described as key step in advance of North American Union" [02/11/11] "Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper quietly have taken a major step toward erasing the border between the two nations with a new “Beyond the Border” bilateral declaration. In a ceremony designed to remain below the radar of national public opinion, Obama and Harper bypassed Congress to sign on the basis of their executive authority a declaration that put in place a new national security vision defined not by U.S. national borders, but by a continental view of a “North American perimeter.” [...]"
"Obama Advisor Delivered Presidential Threat To Pakistan Over Detained American, Say Officials" [02/11/11] "Pakistani officials said President Obama's national security advisor summoned Pakistan's ambassador to the White House Monday evening to deliver a threat from the president: Release Raymond Davis, an American being held in Lahore for killing two Pakistanis, or face the consequences. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon told Ambassador Husain Haqqani, according to two Pakistani officials involved in negotiations about Davis, that the U.S. will kick Haqqani out of the U.S., close U.S. consulates in Pakistan, and cancel an upcoming visit by Pakistan's president to Washington, if Davis, a U.S. embassy employee, is not released from custody by Friday. The outlines of the threat were confirmed to ABC News by a senior U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak on the record. A White House spokesperson, Tommy Vietor, declined comment. Ambassador Haqqani denied, via Twitter, that any "US official, including the NSA, has conveyed any personal threats 2 me or spoken of extreme measures." Davis, 36, is expected in court early Friday morning in Lahore to face charges of shooting two men on motorcycle on Jan. 25. Davis says he killed the men because they had been following his car and were trying to rob him. Video emerged Thursday of Davis showing his State Department credentials to Pakistani police officers and saying, "I'm a consultant." [...]"
"Obama Health Law Foes Want Supreme Court Action" [02/10/11] "A group of 28 Republican governors urged President Barack Obama Tuesday to support an expedited US Supreme Court ruling over the constitutionality of his signature health care overhaul. The letter comes a week after a federal judge in Florida became the second to rule that the law's individual mandate was unconstitutional because it exceeds Congress's regulatory powers by requiring Americans to either purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay a fine. Two other federal judges have struck down challenges by critics. The law, one of Obama's key domestic achievements, has been fiercely challenged across the United States since Congress passed it last year. Legal experts believe the measure -- which extends coverage to some 32 million uninsured Americans -- will be debated all the way to the Supreme Court. In their letter, the governors argued the case will eventually reach the high court anyway, so it should just happen now. [...]"
Commentary: "Washington Faces the Arab Revolts: Sacrificing Dictators to Save the State" [02/08/11] "To understand the Obama regime’s policy toward Egypt, the Mubarak dictatorship and the popular uprising it is essential to locate it in an historical context. The essential point is that Washington, after several decades of being deeply embedded in the state structures of the Arab dictatorships, from Tunisia through Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority, is attempting to re-orient its policies to incorporate and/or graft liberal-electoral politicians onto the existing power configurations. While most commentators and journalists spill tons of ink about the “dilemmas” of US power , the novelty of the Egyptian events and Washington’s day to day policy pronouncements, there are ample historical precedents which are essential to understand the strategic direction of Obama’s policies. [...]"
"Obama critical of US intelligence agencies' failure to forecast Middle-East crisis" [02/05/11] "Obama has reportedly criticized his country's intelligence agencies over their performance in predicting and analyzing the recent unrest in the Middle-East. According to current and former American officials, Obama was specifically critical of the agencies for misjudging how quickly the unrest in Tunisia would lead to the downfall of the country's government, and how rapidly the unrest had spread to Egypt. The intelligence assessments last month had concluded that despite demonstrations in Tunisia, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's security forces would defend his government. [...]
"The 1099 Repudiation" [02/05/11] "Democrats now claim that the infamous 1099 business reporting mandate that the Senate repealed this week was an accident, as if they were as surprised as everyone else to learn that this destructive provision had crept by itself into law. The truth is that the 1099 rule emerged from the same core ideology as ObamaCare, and its overwhelming repudiation by Democrats may be an important inflection point in the health-care debate. The 1099 rule is the first of the ballast to go over the side, and Democrats hope that such "improvements" will be enough to ride out the public storm. Then again, they also claimed that voters would learn to love ObamaCare once it had been stuffed through Congress, among many other misjudgments. The political history is revealing and instructive. [...]" Note: A revealing debate over one of Washington's dumbest ideas.
Exposé: "Obama Donor Brought U.S. Embassy To “State Of Dysfunction" [02/05/11] "An Obama fundraiser awarded a cushy European ambassadorship after bundling more than half a million dollars for his presidential campaign ran her U.S. embassy like a hostile dictator, spent government funds on booze and bullied staff. Here comes the good part. State Department leadership (that includes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) knew all about it but took no action, presumably because the wealthy donor—a Seattle philanthropist named Cynthia Stroum—is untouchable. At least that’s what an internal State Department investigation seems to indicate. Made public this week, a scathing report of the probe says that during her year-long tenure as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg Stroum brought the embassy “to a state of dysfunction” with her “confrontational management style” and an “absence of a sense of direction.” Things got so out of control that career staffers requested transfers to less than desirable locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Stroum was seen by most employees as "aggressive, bullying, hostile and intimidating," according to investigators, who recommended that Uncle Sam deploy medical professionals to Luxembourg to treat high stress levels among embassy employees. Stroum also did unscrupulous things like spend $3,400 on alcohol, even though it’s against regulations. [...]"
"US Lawmakers Clash On Patriot Act Measures" [02/05/11] "US lawmakers clashed Friday over how long to extend key provisions of a controversial surveillance law, designed to help authorities thwart terrorist plots, before they expire at month's end. ... Top Senate Republicans called Friday for the three powers to be made permanent -- a step rejected in the original law in favor of "sunsets" to ensure regular reviews by Congress to ferret out possible abuse. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said doing so would give US intelligence and law enforcement officials "the highest degree of operational certainty that's practicable." The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, warned that stopping short of permanently extending the measures would "tie the hands of our agents in the field." "We must ensure our intelligence personnel have the means to apprehend those who seek to destroy our way of life," said the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Saxy Chambliss. US Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper urged top lawmakers in a January 28 letter to extend all three powers and complained of annual renewals. [...]" Note: Stupid power and control freaks. Related: "US Congress Prepares to Secretly Renew the USA Patriot Act" [02/04/11] [1:45] "Ron Paul has a few words to say [...]" Three sections of the Patriot Act that stay in force (after a one year extension) will: * Authorize court-approved roving wiretaps that permit surveillance on multiple phones. * Allow court-approved seizure of records and property in anti-terrorism operations. * Permit surveillance against a so-called lone wolf, a non-U.S. citizen engaged in terrorism who may not be part of a recognized terrorist group. Note: Anyone can be deemed 'a lone wolf' Related: Key Controversies of the USA Patriot Act |"Judge Napolitano: Why The Patriot Act is Unconstitutional" [5:52]
"Federal Judge Declares Mandate Unconstitutional, Voids All of ObamaCare" [01/31/11] "U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday became the second federal judge to declare the national health care law’s individual mandate unconstitutional. The decision concerns the lawsuit based in Florida and involving 26 states, and follows a similar decision last month in the suit based in Virginia. But Vinson’s decision went a step further than the Virginia ruling by not only declaring that the mandate was unconstitutional, but striking down the rest of the law as a result. As enacted, the law did not include what's known as a "severability clause," which specifies that if one part of the law is struck down, the rest of the law stands. Those challenging the law have argued that as a result, the whole law should be struck down, too. While U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Richmond declined to do so, Vinson argued that, “because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void." [...]" Note: Here's the AP story. Here's the New York Times. Here's the Wall Street Journal. Here's the 78 page opinion.
MSM: "As Deficits, Debt Soar, Obama, Congress Fail To Confront Them" [01/28/11] "New data Wednesday projected a record federal budget deficit this year and national debt soaring to levels rarely seen since the end of World War II. Yet the day after President Barack Obama called in his State of the Union address for congressional cooperation to ease the government's financial crisis — while offering little guidance on how to proceed — lawmakers reiterated familiar partisan views, and few showed much will to tackle the tough solutions that experts say are crucial. Centrist lawmakers and independent analysts lamented that Obama didn't go further and show leadership on how to tackle the deficit and debt. [...]"
Israeli Mossad 'News': "Pollard didn't harm US" [01/27/11] "Jonathan Pollard did not do any damage to the United States by passing classified information to Israel, former US deputy attorney-general Philip B. Heymann wrote US President Barack Obama Wednesday [...]" Note: An absolute lie. Maybe the Mossad has Heymann's wife secreted away with a knife to her throat.
"GOP Invokes 1700s Nullification Doctrine In Health Care Fight" [01/27/11] " Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama's health care overhaul. They are introducing measures that hinge on "nullification," Thomas Jefferson's late 18th-century doctrine that purported to give states the ultimate say in constitutional matters. GOP lawmakers introduced such a measure Wednesday in the Idaho House, and Alabama, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming are also talking about the idea. [...]
"House Republicans Already Investigating Obamacare Waiver System" [01/23/11] [2:04] "The Obama Administration has already handed out 111 Obamacare waivers to US companies... And, they're hiding this from the American public. It takes 6 clicks to find out this information on the Health Care website. Unfortunately, if you're a small business or don't have connections you can't get a waiver for your company. That's the new reality under the Obama-Pelosi regime. [...]"
"26 States Join Suit Against Obama Health Law" [01/20/11] " Six more states joined a lawsuit in Florida against President Obama's health care overhaul on Tuesday, meaning more than half of the country is challenging the law. The announcement was made as House members in Washington, led by Republicans, debated whether to repeal the law. The six additional states, all with Republican attorneys general, joined Florida and 19 others in the legal action, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said. "It sends a strong message that more than half of the states consider the health care law unconstitutional and are willing to fight it in court," she said in a statement. The states claim the health care law is unconstitutional and violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. [...]" Related: "US House votes to repeal health law"
Investigations: Wayne Madsen & RTR Expose Rahm Emanuel, Obama and the Chicago Political Syndicate [01/16/11] [58:00] "Who is Rahm Emanuel? How did he get into politics? The Emanuel family; just how powerful are they? What influence do they have on lobbying, and power politics? His workings with the Chicago Democratic Machine, how did he get started, is there a shady past he is trying to hide? Is Rahm being blackmailed because of his past with Obama on Chicago's North Side? The Blago trial; why was he and others never questioned about Obama, Valerie Jarret, and Jesse Jackson Jr. What role did he play in the attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago? What is the connection to key players in Chicago and Washington DC winding up dead? Are there secret video tapes waiting to surface? If he is Mayor, what will the city of Chicago look like? Could he become another Rudy Giuliani? In this exclusive Special Investigation the Reality Report goes deep and digs up the dirt that no Chicago media outlet would dare to report. This is a must see expose for anyone who has questions about Rahm Emanuel but just didn't know who to ask. [...]"
Commentary: "Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacare" [01/13/11] "If it is allowed to be implemented, Obamacare will eventually do deep and irreparable harm to our nation’s budget deficit. But while Obamacare is more of a long-term threat to fiscal health at the federal level, it is a clear and present danger to the states. Of the 34 million Americans who gain health insurance through Obamacare, over half (18 million) will receive it through Medicaid. [...]"
MSM: "Pattern of anti-government attacks emerges over single week" [01/11/11] "A pattern of violence against the US government appears to have emerged over the last week, and another dead body connected to political inner-circles who turned up Monday has some on capitol hill trying their best not to speculate. Authorities discovered Ashley Turton, former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), dead in a burnt-out car Monday. Turton's husband was Dan Turton, the White House liaison to the House of Representatives. She was employed as a lobbyist for Progress Energy at the time of her death. And Turton is just the latest: a well-heeled former chief of staff to the president of Arizona's state senate was found dead of a gunshot wound in mid-December. Police were investigating it as a homicide. Washington DC Fire and Metropolitan Police departments found Turton's BMW in a garage on the 800 block of A Street Southeast. [...]" Related: "Body of Wife of Senior White House Official Found in Burning Car" "The car fire that led to the sudden death of Ashley Turton was caused by the impact after a low-speed crash, according to the major crash investigation unit of the Metropolitan Police Department. Turton, 37, was the former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and wife of White House liaison to the House of Representatives Dan Turton. She worked as a lobbyist for the Raleigh, N.C.-based utility giant Progress Energy. [...]"
"Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans" [01/10/11] "President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said. That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The move also is likely to please privacy and civil liberties groups that have raised concerns in the past over the dual roles of police and intelligence agencies. [...]" Commentary: More On This Story
"Former Goldman Sachs Executive Gene Sperling Floated As Larry Summers Replacement" [01/08/11] "Sperling worked in the Clinton administration, then for Goldman Sachs and currently serves as a senior aide to Tim Geithner at Treasury. With this we can assume the Roger Altman trial balloon crashed and burned. Sperling is seen as having an edge over two other leading contenders, investment banker Roger Altman and Yale University President Richard Levin. [...]"
Analysis: "Real News Commentary on Obama Appointing William Daley to WH Chief of Staff" [01/07/11] Video clip [9:51] " Related: "Obama names William Daley as White House chief of staff" [01/06/11] "Mr Daley will replace the interim chief of staff Pete Rouse. Mr Rouse, who recommended Mr Daley for the position, will remain at the White House in a senior position as a counsellor to President Barack Obama. Mr Daley, 62, who served as commerce secretary in the Bill Clinton administration, is the brother of Chicago mayor Richard Daley, a heavyweight in Democratic politics." Note: Somehow, the precipitous collapse of integrity just leapt forward a bit.
"Veto threatened for healthcare repeal" [01/07/11] "Obama will veto an attempt by House Republicans to repeal the healthcare law if the repeal measure reaches his desk, the administration said. [...]"
"Medicare isn't mandatory: Judge Calls ObamaCare's Bluff" [01/04/11] The Obama administration insists Americans must accept Medicare, even if they don't want it, in order to receive Social Security payments for which their paychecks have been raided for their entire adult lives. On Nov. 24, D.C. federal district Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ordered government lawyers to produce documentation for their extravagant claims of authority by next week. "She is literally calling their bluff," Kent Masterson Brown, attorney for the plaintiffs, told The Washington Times. [...]"
"Explained: The ObamaCare Fraud" [01/02/11] "There are a great many things wrong with Obamacare, but the biggest is perhaps one that neither party is paying any attention to: It is one huge entrapment scheme that will turn patients and providers into criminals. The most blatant example of this is in the “doc fix” that Congress passed with major bipartisan support earlier this month, saving doctors from a nearly 23 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement that they would have otherwise faced this year. Congress has been passing this fix every year since 1997, but this time, in an effort to offset its $20 billion price tag, it has included a little twist to squeeze working families called “exchange recapture subsidy.” Under this provision, the government will go after low-wage families to return any excess subsidies they get under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. When the government hands out subsidies, it will use a household’s income in the previous year as the basis for guessing what the household is qualified to get in the current year. But if the household’s income grows midyear, the subsidy recapture provision will require it to repay anywhere from $600 to $3,500, compared to the $450 that the law originally called for. [...]"
"Obama Considers Corrupt Clinton Official As Economic Adviser" [12/30/10] "A banker ousted as Bill Clinton’s Deputy Treasury Secretary after lying to Congress to help his boss conceal an illegal real estate scheme is a top candidate to become President Obama’s next economic adviser. Despite his scandalous past, Roger Altman is on a short list to be the next director of the president’s National Economic Council (NEC). Established nearly two decades ago, the NEC advises the commander-in-chief on all economic policy issues and the next director is expected to play a key role in stimulating the ailing economy. A notoriously unscrupulous character like Altman seems like a bizarre pick, though Obama has previously assigned other Clinton cover-up figures to key positions in his administration. Altman is best known for his efforts to help the Clintons cover up a shady Arkansas real estate scam (known as Whitewater) that essentially bilked the uneducated and elderly. Altman eventually admitted that he lied in congressional testimony about giving Clinton, his college friend, a “heads-up” on nine criminal referrals filed by a temporary federal agency that oversaw the disposal of assets from failed banks. During nearly 15 hours of testimony before the House and Senate Banking committees, Altman lied about his repeated contacts with the White House regarding Whitewater. He never really came clean about his actions but alluded to them [...]"
Commentary: "Obama enacts end-of-life plan that drew 'death panel' claims" [12/27/10] "When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1. Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment. [...]
Commentary: "Obama's Liberty Problem: Why Indefinite Detention by Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People" [12/27/10] "Advisors in the Obama administration have floated the idea of creating a special new legal system to indefinitely detain people by Executive Order. Why? To do something with the people wrongfully imprisoned in Guantanamo. Why not follow the law and try them? The government knows it will not be able to win prosecutions against them because they were tortured by the US. Guantanamo is coming up on its ninth anniversary – a horrifying stain on the character of the US commitment to justice. President Obama knows well that Guantanamo is the most powerful recruitment tool for those challenging the US. Unfortunately, this proposal for indefinite detention will prolong the corrosive effects of the illegal and immoral detentions at Guantanamo rightly condemned world-wide. [...]"
Commentary: "Hailing 111th Congress, Obama prepares further shift to the right" [12/25/10] "The media and the Obama administration marked the end of the 111th congressional session with an orgy of self-congratulation, proclaiming its supposedly “historic” achievements, while setting the stage for even deeper attacks on the working class. [...]"
"Twenty states ask judge to throw out Obama health law" [12/17/10] "Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways. The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the health care law without a full trial. They argue it violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. "The act would leave more constitutional damage in its wake than any other statute in our history," David Rivkin, an attorney for the states, told Vinson. President Barack Obama's administration counters that Americans should not have a choice of opting out of the overhaul because everyone requires medical care. n a separate case, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson earlier this week became the first federal judge to strike down a key portion of the law when he sided with the state of Virginia and ruled the insurance requirement unconstitutional. That case is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Two other federal judges have upheld the insurance requirement. In Florida, Vinson questioned how the government could halt the massive changes to the nation's health care system that have already begun. Rivkin told him the constitutional violations are more important. Attorneys for the Obama administration want Vinson to issue a summary judgment on their behalf, arguing the states don't have standing to challenge the law. The lawsuits will almost certainly be decided eventually by the U.S. Supreme Court. Vinson, who was appointed to the bench almost 30 years ago by President Ronald Reagan, has said he won't rule immediately in the Florida case. The other states involved in the lawsuit are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington. [...]"
"Report: Doctors Quit On Obamacare" [12/15/10] [4:38] Report 74% of doctors will retire, work part-time or quit if Obamacare takes effect.
"Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law" [12/13/10] "A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law unconstitutional Monday, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is expected to end up at the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson rejected the government's argument that it has the power to enact the requirement under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. He wrote that no court had extended the clause to allow regulation of a person's decision not to buy a product, and that the government's reasoning could also apply to decisions about transportation, housing or nutrition. "At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance — or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage — it's about an individual's right to choose to participate," Hudson wrote. In his order, he said he will allow the law to remain in effect while appeals are heard, meaning there is unlikely to be any immediate impact on other provisions that have already taken effect. The insurance coverage mandate is not scheduled to begin until 2014. Even so, Republicans in Congress celebrated the ruling as validation of the arguments they had made for months while the law was pending. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a statement urging the White House to agree to expedite a final ruling by appealing directly to the Supreme Court without first stopping at an appeals court. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down a key part of the law, which had been upheld by fellow federal judges in Virginia and Michigan. Several other lawsuits have been dismissed and still others are pending, including one filed in Florida by 20 states. [...]"
"Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe" [12/03/10] "In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A "confidential" April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Department—one of the 251,287 cables obtained by WikiLeaks—details how the Obama administration, working with Republicans, leaned on Spain to derail this potential prosecution. [...]"
" 12 Examples That Show That Just About Everything That Barack Obama Tries To Do Turns Out Badly" [12/02/10] "Why does it seem like virtually everything that Barack Obama tries to do turns out badly? There is a reason why his approval rating has fallen so precipitously. Whether you agree with his policies or not, it is getting hard to deny that he is having a really hard time getting anything done right. Health care reform was a total disaster, the economy continues to get worse, foreign policy is an unmitigated mess and faith in the federal government is at an all-time low. Some Democrat insiders are now wondering if Barack Obama is actually losing it. There are even whispers that Barack Obama may be challenged for the Democratic nomination in 2012. That still seems far-fetched at this point, but without a doubt it is not just Republicans that are wondering about Barack Obama’s competence at this point. These past two years have been an absolute nightmare in so many ways. The following is a list of 12 huge mistakes that Obama has made so far. Of course there are many, many others which could be added to this list. The truth is that almost everything that Barack Obama tries to do turns out badly…. [...]" Note: He's an inept sequentiial ... and, the 'president' is just a figurehead these days.
"Administration: Health law can survive without individual mandate" [11/26/10] "Obama administration officials this week told a federal judge that even if the healthcare reform law's individual mandate is ruled unconstitutional, other parts of the law should be allowed to stand. That argument, known as severability, is crucial to the law's survival should a judge rule that the mandate is unconstitutional. The administration made the argument Tuesday in a filing in Florida's multi-state lawsuit. The individual mandate is also being challenged in Virginia and Ohio. [...]"
"Obama’s Pick for ATF Chief Is ‘Anti-Gun,’ Say Pro-Second Amendment Groups" [11/25/10] "Gun rights advocates are unhappy with President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Obama announced on Nov. 15 his intent to nominate Andrew Traver, presently the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Chicago office, to be the director of the agency. Both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) criticized the president’s selection. According to the NRA, “Traver has been deeply aligned with gun control advocates and anti-gun activities. This makes him the wrong choice to lead an enforcement agency that has almost exclusive oversight and control over the firearms industry, its retailers and consumers.” Alan Gottlieb, chairman of CCRKBA, told CNSNews.com that as ATF director, Traver would exercise vast control over all levels of the firearm industry. [...]"
"Obama to give George Bush, Sr. the presidential Medal of Freedom" [11/20/10] "Former President George H.W. Bush is among 15 people selected to be awarded the presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Wednesday night. The Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, is awarded for "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Others named by the Obama administration include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett, civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, poet and author Maya Angelou, holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein, former AFL-CIO leader John Sweeney and more.[...]" Note: The blind rewarding the blind for existential fabrications.
LaRouche: "Rand Paul Complains: Simpson-Bowles Proposal Doesn't Kill Fast Enough" [11/14/10] "You would think that Obama's fascist deficit reduction commission is evil enough for Sen.-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky, but it's not. Paul told Fox News, yesterday, that "The debt commission has some good ideas but they are stretching it out over 30, 40, 50 years. I really think its going to be too little, too late. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama moves toward extending Bush tax cuts for wealthy" [11/14/10] "The move by the Obama White House in the wake of the midterm election toward extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich demonstrates the stranglehold of the financial aristocracy over government and both big business parties. [...]"
MSM: "Obama White House Hands Out 111 Obamacare Waivers- Hides It From Public (Video)" [11/14/10] [2:04]
"Obama’s economic view is rejected on world stage" [11/14/10] "President Obama’s hopes of emerging from his Asia trip with the twin victories of a free trade agreement with South Korea and a unified approach to spurring global economic growth ran into resistance on all fronts yesterday, putting Obama at odds with his key allies and largest trading partners. [...]"
"Obama Rants Against China—In Classic Narcissist Reaction to Failure" [11/13/10] "As the narcissist President of the United States left Korea today, after suffering repudiation by almost the entire world over the insanity of the United States' destructive, hyperinflationary policies, he issued a most undiplomatic assault on China's currency policy (calling for currency stability rather than wild speculative gyrations) as the cause of the world's current crisis: "The issue of the renminbi is one that is an irritant not just to the United States, but is an irritant to a lot of China's trading partners and those who are competing with China to sell goods around the world. It is undervalued. And China spends enormous amounts of money intervening in the market to keep it undervalued." This last sentence is particularly insane, since the nearly every leader at the G-20 (except for the British) were publicly denouncing Obama for doing exactly that. This serves as further proof of the LaRouche's warning that Obama will turn psychotic when the myth of his adoration is exposed. Narcissist expert Sam Vaknin pinpointed this expected response in his interview last week with LaRouche PAC, forecasting that Obama will likely respond to the next blow to his false identity with an "explosive paranoid response," creating an external cause for his failure, an enemy to blame with great indignation. This is not a person to be near the red button, or any other responsible position of authority. [...]"
"Council on Foreign Relations panel advises Obama to scale back Afghan occupation" [11/12/10] "Influential US experts on Friday painted a grim picture of the Afghanistan war, calling on President Barack Obama to consider scaling back the military mission without signs of progress. The task force of the Council on Foreign Relations largely backed the Obama administration's plan of intensifying military operations against the Taliban and starting a withdrawal in mid-2011. But the panel -- led by Richard Armitage and Samuel Berger, top aides to presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton -- said the administration needed to take hard decisions after its own highly anticipated "war review" in December. [...]"
Deficit Commission Under Scrutiny for Outside Ties [11/11/10] "On Wednesday, a special task force assembled by the Obama administration to deal with the ever-burgeoning U.S. deficit, aka the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, made some controversial recommendations vis-à-vis federal programs such as Social Security. So it comes as little surprise that the commission and its members have become the subject of scrutiny by detractors from the left and right sides of the political spectrum, and according to The Washington Post, one standout issue is that some employees of the panel aren’t paid from the inside. [...]"
Obama panel recommends $200B in spending cuts [11/11/10] "The leaders of President Obama's fiscal commission are recommending up to $200 billion a year in domestic and defense spending cuts from the federal budget, much of it by shrinking the size and freezing the pay of the federal workforce. The plan, obtained by USA TODAY, includes 58 ideas for savings that range from $100 million to $28 billion. The overall total represents about 15% of the current $1.3 trillion annual deficit, but in 2015 would be about one-third of the projected $500 billion annual deficit. The domestic and defense spending cuts are part of a broader proposal by the commission co-chairmen to save more than $3.8 trillion over the next decade, not only by cutting programs but also by squeezing Social Security and health benefits, wiping out tax breaks and overhauling the budget process. [...]" Related: "Obama commission: Slash Social Security, reduce corporate taxes" "Progressives across the US are condemning President Obama's deficit-reduction commission for its proposal, released today, to cut Social Security payments while lowering corporate taxes and the highest income tax bracket. The commission, put together by the White House in February, released a draft report (PDF) Wednesday that proposes deep cuts to domestic and military spending [...]" "Open Letter To Alan Simpson & Erskine Bowles Chairmen Of The U.S. Deficit Commission - Regarding Proposed Changes To Social Security" See below
"Ten Flash Points In The Fiscal Commission Chairmen's Proposal" [11/11/10] "The two deficit-hawk extremists President Obama put in charge of his fiscal commission released their personal suggestions for cutting the federal budget deficit on Wednesday. And while it's quite possible that not a one of them will make it into the commission's official recommendations, which require the approval of 14 of the 18 commissioners (not just two), the document will inevitably be welcomed as a "serious" contribution to the debate - at least by Republicans and conservative Democrats. But taken as a whole, the plan authored by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson would have devastating effects on the government and its ability to help the most vulnerable in our society, and it would put the squeeze on the middle class, veterans, the elderly and the sick - all in the name of an abstract goal that ultimately only a bond-trader could love. Here are the top 10 flash points: [...]"
Judicial Watch Sues Obama Justice Department for Records on Slush Funds for “Favored Groups” [11/10/10] "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain information about a DOJ policy that directs large sums of cash settlements from DOJ Civil Rights Division discrimination lawsuits to organizations that are not officially connected to these lawsuits (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 10-1783)). According to Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, filed on October 25, 2010: [...]"
Commentary: "New Madsen Report Highlights Obama's Mental Breakdown" [11/09/10] "Wayne Madsen's latest report (WMR), dated yesterday, will hasten Obama towards a more public mental breakdown, while revving up his paranoid witch hunt for White House "leakers." [...]" Related: White House Insider: "President Obama is lost. Absolutely lost." [10/26/10] A new installment of the Ulsterman "Insider" series on http://newsflavor.com, also published today, will increase the effect.
"Obama agrees partnership pact, terror cooperation with Indonesia" [11/09/10] "The US and Indonesia sealed a "comprehensive partnership" agreement Tuesday to boost ties across economic and other fields, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said during a joint media conference with US President Barack Obama. "We agreed to improve cooperation in a number of sectors, with the main agenda being trade and investment, education, energy, climate and the environment, security and democratization," he said in Jakarta. The two leaders also pledged closer cooperation in the fight against terror. "We underlined cooperation on counter-terrorism as terrorism is the enemy of any nation," Yudhoyono said. [...]" Note: Indonesia has also come under recent international scrutiny for torturing prisoners. Related: MSM: "Video: 'Barry' Obama returns, briefly, to boyhood home" Video clip [3:02] "Obama had a long-awaited homecoming in Jakarta Indonesia on Tuesday, but the visit was cut short when conditions from the erupting Mount Merapi volcano threatened to worsen. NBC Nightly News [...]"
Indian minister asks Obama to end turban frisking [11/09/10] "An Indian lawmaker asked President Obama to look into the airport security procedures that require searching the Sikh turbans worn by faithful observers of this religion. [...]"
White House: Obama Conducting Reign of Terror [11/08/10] "President Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the country on his ten-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent president in recent history. According to sources close to the White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country while top Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the party by Obama's increasingly detached-from-reality presidency. [...]"
"A Fresh Slate at the Pentagon for Obama" [11/08/10] "With critical decisions ahead on the war in Afghanistan, President Obama is about to receive an unusual opportunity to reshape the Pentagon’s leadership, naming a new defense secretary as well as several top generals and admirals in the next several months. [...] Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has said he plans to retire next year, while the terms of four members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are scheduled to end: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman; Gen. James E. Cartwright, the vice chairman; Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Army chief; and Adm. Gary Roughead, the chief of naval operations. [...] The changes in 2011 are so unusual, and the national security risks today so significant, that General Cartwright, the vice chairman, offered to retire a year early, so that a new officer would be in place for some continuity, according to Pentagon and administration officials familiar with the discussions. [...] " Gates rejects Israel call for military threat against Iran [11/08/10] "US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Monday rejected comments by Israel's prime minister calling for a "credible" military threat against Iran to ensure it does not obtain nuclear weapons. [...]" Note: Gates is due to be replaced fairly soon as his term runs out.
Biden reaffirms U.S. support for Israel in speech to AIPAC [11/08/10] "Vice President Joe Biden forcefully reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel during a speech Sunday before the general assembly of a major Jewish organization, telling the audience that "the ties between our two countries are literally unbreakable." [...]"
"Obama The Pathological Narcissist Laid Bare In Widely Read Capitol Hill Leak-Sheet" [11/07/10] "Someone has placed a long, elaborately-researched portrait of Obama the Pathological Narcissist in a prominent position in the widely-read Capital Hill leak sheet Politico this morning. The feature by four of Politico's leading writers is mistitled, "The Ego Factor: Can Obama Change?" and never states its real subject, but the authors know perfectly well what they're doing: backed up by exhaustive research and many original interviews, they picture Nero-Obama just as he really is, even concluding with an indication of the form of breakdown he is undergoing right at this moment, the "Narcissistic Catastrophe". The evidence is laid out beginning with the more commonplace, and proceeding to the completely bizarre. We'll limit ourselves here to the opening shot and some of the final devastating blows. The first thumbnail comes from David Mendell's useful Obama biography. As Obama walked towards the Boston arena to give his "electrifying" 2004 Democratic Convention keynote, he told Mendell, a Chicago Tribune reporter. "I'm LeBron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game." "Self-regard can blur into self-delusion," the authors note later on. "It's the sort of complaint that comes to the fore in background conversations with lawmakers, lobbyists and veterans of previous administrations who interact with Obama's West Wing staffers: that they've created a cult of personality around Obama, having followed their boss on his rapid and improbable ascent to the Presidency. Many of these devotees do, indeed, feel that he is the political equivalent of NBA phenom LeBron James. The view is based on a belief that Obama's outsized political skills and uncommon personal poise make him different than conventional politicians and immune to conventional political laws of gravity." "Just like Hitler," Lyndon LaRouche added. And then Politico's clincher: "One Obama insider said it is a view that starts at the top." Deeper and further on: [...]" Related: See below.
Exclusive Interview: Sam Vaknin on Obama's Narcissism [11/06/10] Video clip [60:00] "An exclusive LPAC interview with Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of the bestseller "Malignant Self-Love", the definitive book on clinical narcissism. [...]"
Obama Willing to Change 1099 Rule in ObamaCare Law [11/04/10] " President Barack Obama on Wednesday suggested working with Republicans on a provision of the new healthcare law that requires businesses to file tax forms on transactions worth more than $600. An admission from President Obama: "The 1099 provision in the healthcare bill appears to be too burdensome for small businesses. It just involves too much paperwork, too much filing. It's probably counterproductive," Obama said. "If it ends up just being so much -- so much trouble that small businesses find it difficult to manage, that's something that we should take a look at." [...]" Note: Change it? Why not eliminate it?
Commentary: "The Cult Of Obama Crashes And Burns" [11/02/10] "The image of one man begging on his knees as Obama’s convoy pulls away from a restaurant in Chicago yesterday speaks volumes about how far the man’s status has fallen in the eyes of everyday Americans. Facing a midterm election defeat unparalleled by any other in history, Obama’s fall from grace represents the stark reality that the people are fuming that they allowed themselves to be sold on empty promises and outright lies. Today at an indoor arena in Cleveland, Obama spoke to 8,000 people during campaigning at the Democratic National Committee’s Moving America Forward’ rally. The arena’s capacity is 13,000 – meaning it was little more than half full. The teleprompter reading biological android is limiting himself to campaigning only within the safe blue states and on the Daily Show. He has not even attempted to campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia or Colorado, where the races are close, presumably for fear of tipping them in favor of the opposition. As political analyst Toby Harnden points out: The irony of Obama being the blue-state president is acute. Back in 2004, the then state senator shot to international attention by mocking the pundits who “like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States”. The hope has gone, the change never came – now people are just pissed off. [...]" Note: Video clip [0:55] Over the weekend Obama got himself caught up in a long and protracted argument with hecklers during a speech in Connecticut. The president visibly lost his temper as the crowd started to boo and hiss around him. The only way down from here for Obama comes in the form of rotten cabbages. Two years into the Obama presidency, angry and downtrodden Americans are waking up everyday wondering whether by the end of it they will still have a job and a house, and they are about to show the incumbents in Washington and the world how angry they really are – compare those harsh facts to the head in the sand sheep mentality of just 24 months ago: Video clip [0:26][Lower Volume before starting] Obama’s approval ratings continue to touch on all time lows, according to national polls. Even Obama’s own supporters have turned on him. A recent Bloomberg poll noted that more than 4 in 10 voters who say they once considered themselves Obama backers now are either less supportive or say they no longer support the President at all. Meanwhile a new AP-Knowledge Networks poll finds that 47% of Democrats think Obama should be challenged for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination in a primary. There have even been rumours of “senior personalities” in the Democratic Party having discussed with Obama’s advisers the possibility of him not running for re-election in 2012. Should he attempt it, members of his own administration have even reportedly raised the possibility of legal action to remove Obama from the presidency via the 25th amendment. Republicans are likely to make gains during the midterms, but not significant gains. This highlights the fact that the general public is beginning to realise that they have been trapped firmly within the false left/right political paradigm and they need to break out of it, for the sake of their families, their livelihoods and their country. [...]"
"Top Clinton Official: Only A Terror Attack Can Save Obama" [11/01/10] "A former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton says that the only thing which can rescue Barack Obama’s increasingly tenuous grip on power as his approval figures continue to plunge is a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11, another startling reminder that such events only ever serve to benefit those in authority. Buried in a Financial Times article about Obama’s “growing credibility crisis” and fears on behalf of Democrats that they could lose not on ly the White House but also the Senate to Republicans, Robert Shapiro makes it clear that Obama is relying on an October surprise in the form of a terror attack to rescue his presidency. [...]" Note: More Zionist delusion.
US Politics: "Barbour: ‘You won’t recognize’ health reform when GOP is done with it" [11/01/10] "If Republicans get control of Congress after the midterm elections, the party will make the recent health care reform law unrecognizable, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association said Sunday. Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi told NBC's David Gregory that there would be significant changes to health care reform even if it wasn't completely repealed. [...]" Related: Republicans Appear Poised to Win Big on Tuesday; Predicts at Least 60 Seat Gains
Rights Watch: Obama Directive “Essentially Nullifies” Child Soldiers Law [10/29/10] "Foreign Policy’s intrepid reporter Josh Rogin first posted last night on a White House memo in which President Obama exempted four governments from the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, a 2008 bill that bars US military cooperation with countries that recruit child soldiers. The short presidential directive reads: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, pursuant to section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA), title IV of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110 457), I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Yemen of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA. I just spoke with Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch who told me this “essentially nullifies the law.” The Child Soldiers Prevention Acts, says Becker, mandates that the State Department list governments that recruit child soldiers. In June 2010, six countries were listed: Chad, DRC, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Burma. By issuing such a sweeping waiver, Becker says the administration has effectively undermined the law. ”It gives us no leverage to deal with the recruitment of child soldiers in these countries,” she says. [...]"
Congressional Report Casts Doubt on Constitutionality of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate [10/26/10] "A report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) casts doubt on the two main arguments used by the Obama administration to defend the individual insurance mandate that is the central component of the controversial health “reform” law. Published on October 15, the CRS report examines the arguments both for and against the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which requires every American to purchase government-approved health insurance or else pay a fine. The mandate, to be enforced by the Internal Revenue Service, has been challenged as an unconstitutional overreach of federal authority in a lawsuit filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The CRS report finds that the two primary defenses of the mandate – that it is a tax and that Congress can impose it under the Commerce Clause – to be problematic. [...]"
"LaRouche's Call For The 25th Amendment Resonates" [10/26/10] "Since economist Lyndon LaRouche called for Obama's removal from office under the 25th Amendment on Oct. 6, his call has virtually "gone viral" on the internet. [...]"
Propaganda: Harman's Newsweek Fabricates 'Obama Approval Jumps' Story [10/26/10] " [...]" Note: Yeah, it's Senator Jane Harmon and her husband Sydney, huge democratic contributors, at it again. Reality: Poll: Most think Obama underperforming "A sizable number of respondents said they believe President Barack Obama has underperformed as president, an Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll indicated.
Indian Parliament's First Use of a Teleprompter, Will Be When Obama Speaks [10/23/10] "When President Obama speaks in India during his post-election trip on Nov. 8, he will take along his teleprompter, marking the first time such a speaking aid has been used in the Central Hall of Parliament. [...]" Note: Sequential CIA stooge, dumb as a stone.
Wayne Madsen: White House in Crisis [10/17/10] "Washington has not witnessed so much top level White House intrigue since October 20, 1973, when a Saturday night saw President Nixon fire the Watergate independent counsel, the U.S. attorney general, and the deputy attorney general in the “Saturday Night Massacre.” Just ten days earlier, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with accepting bribes while governor of Maryland. In the case of President Obama, the senior firings are not happening during a single nght but the recent involuntary sudden departures of the White House chief of staff and national security adviser, along with what WMR can confirm from multiple sources is a president who is suffering from Nixonian levels of paranoia, depression, and schizophrenia, has some top-level administration officials considering the first-ever invocation of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment — the involuntary removal of the president from office. The White House meltdown has the Washington political circuit buzzing under the surface. Unlike Watergate and the Iran-contra scandal, however, the corporate media is refusing to report on the breakdown of the Obama administration and the internecine political warfare within the Executive Office of the President. [...]" Note: An extensive article worth reading. Q: So if Obama doesn’t appear interested in the job of president, what does he do day after day? A: Well, he takes his meetings just like any other president would, though even then, he seems to lack a certain focus and on a few occasions, actually leaves with the directive that be given a summary of the meeting at a later date. I hear he plays a lot of golf, and watches a lot of television – ESPN mainly. I’ll tell you this – if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested. You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off. It’s really very strange. I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw. Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity. When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”. Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not (yes, he is), but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script." Related: Stricken Obama Flees White House To Seek Adulation From Crowds "As President Obama spirals downwards toward his final breakdown into "narcissistic catastrophe," in his current stage he is forced more and more to abandon the White House and any official responsibilities, in favor of choreographed adulation from crowds—a form of "narcissistic supply." [...]"
Obama Has Expanded Cheney's "Black Ops" Worldwide; Prisoner Abuse Exposed at "Special Operations" Prison in Afghanistan [10/16/10] "The report identifies the Bagram "black jail" as a "screening facility" run by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the military's counter-terrorism unit which runs a network of secret prisons, and deploys hit teams around the world for the purpose of "snatch and grabs" and targetted assassinations—much of which is falsely attributed to the CIA. The JSOC also carries out many of the drone bombing raids, especially those which kill civilians, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (U.S. government documents show that the JSOC was also involved in the October 1986 raid against Lyndon LaRouche and his associates, in which the intention was to use the search-and-seizure operation as a cover for the assassination of LaRouche.) [...]"
"Health Care Reform Blamed for Huge Hike in Premiums" [10/16/10] " [...]" Note: They would ethically have to lower them again if Obamacare gets canned, but they won't. It was a means to an end - bilk the public for insidiously substandard health systems. Related: "Obama administration allows premium hikes for sick children" "The US Department of Health and Human Services says insurance companies can charge higher premiums for individual policies for children with serious medical problems. [...]"
US Politics: "Why is the White House Against Freezing Foreclosures in the Face of Rampant Fraud?" [10/14/10] "At first, there was a deafening silence from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the foreclosure front. It was as if they: 1) didn’t read the news; or 2) were afraid someone would notice afresh their incompetence in dealing with the ongoing housing crisis and deteriorating economy, while convincing everyone that the bank bailouts and subsidizations were good for us. Last week, while Senator Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in Congress were dispensing irate pre-election sound-bites, attorneys general across the country were gearing up for investigations. Banks were reluctantly announcing foreclosure moratoriums because it’s quarterly earnings season and uncertainty is bad for stock prices, and Geithner was defending TARP and mixing it up with China over the dollar. Meanwhile, the Fed was gearing up to buy more Treasuries, like some kind of rapacious alien that eats its progeny, because no one else wants our debt. But that changed when Geithner came out of hiding yesterday with a stance. (Bernanke is still in hiding, but will support Geithner’s view soon.) Unsurprisingly, Geithner chose to side with the likes of conservatives and CNBC. Thus, his response to Charlie Rose when asked whether he supported banks in declaring a foreclosure moratorium was: “No, I wouldn’t say it that way.” Why? Geithner’s logic follows the typical blame-the-little-guy-for-taking-on- too-much-debt- to-buy-a- house-he-couldn’t-afford pattern, coupled with old-style fear-mongering: if you wait and analyze what’s really going on, it might be bad for the housing recovery. And, what housing recovery is that? The one in which 25-30 percent of homes being sold are REOs (bank owned real-estate, a.k.a. foreclosed properties). On a trading floor, that’d be considered "churning," not new value. [...]" Note: It's kind of interesting that virtually EVERY decision that has been made by the last two administrations has negatively impacted the population, but because it's like 'slow-boiling' a frog, there is no real resistance to what amounts to a slow genocide with respect to the population, when all factors are considered.
Commentary: Obamacare: As of 1 Jan 2011, what's 'OTC" will require a prescription for tax-free reimbursement [10/14/10] "Nancy Pelosi warned us we’d have to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it. And what we’re finding we don’t like at all. Higher insurance premiums are hitting families hard. Medicare Advantage has been decimated. Millions will be forced into government-run Medicaid where long lines and rationing await. If we like our insurance -- too bad. Beginning January 1, 2011, more than 15,000 over-the-counter (OTC) health care items will require a prescription (and that means a doctor’s visit) for tax-free reimbursement. Under Obamacare, OTC drugs cannot be reimbursed tax-free from Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) without a government bureaucrat-required permission slip. [...] As of May 2010, approximately 10 million people were covered under HSA plans for their family’s health care needs. The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation estimates this provision of Obamacare will cost families $5 billion. "
Barney Frank Calls For Repeal of 1099 Provision in ObamaCare [10/13/10] [6:23] "Barney Frank calls for repealing the hated 1099 provision of the ObamaCare legislation in which small businesses who spend over $600 at anyone vendor have to hand out a 1099. Go to the 4:53 marker of the video. [...]"
Obama's national security adviser resigning [10/09/10] "President Barack Obama will name close aide Tom Donilon as his new national security adviser Friday in a move that could have implications for the struggling U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. [...]" Gen. James L. Jones, National Security Chief No More
Dr. Jerrold M. Post and the Issue of Presidential Incapacity [10/07/10] "One of the most active players in the assessment of how to implement Section 4 of the 25th Amendment has been Dr. Jerrold M. Post. For 21 years, Post was a CIA psychiatrist, founding the CIA's inhouse Center for Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. When he left the CIA, Dr. Post moved to George Washington University, where he still teaches. [...]" Related: Is It Time To Invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment? "In the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Congress seriously took up the issue of Presidential succession and the process by which a sitting President could be removed from office, on the basis of incapacity to serve, due to physical or mental illness. [...]"
Obama taps food-industry exec for top ag-research post [10/07/10] "The long-simmering debate about Obama's ag policy -- whether it represents a new paradigm, agribusiness as usual, or some enigmatic combination -- has a new data point to consider. Earlier this month, Congress approved Obama's nomination of Catherine Woteki, the USDA's undersecretary for research, education, and economics. The appointment drew little attention in the press, including the sustainable-food blogosphere. That's surprising, because Woteki comes to her new position after a five-year stint as global director of scientific affairs for Mars, Inc., the multinational junk-food giant. In her new role, Woteki will direct the U.S. government's entire agricultural research budget. That means she will supervise Roger Beachy, head of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, who oversees the USDA's billion-dollar-a-year competitive grants program. Beachy is a genetic scientist with strong ties to GM seed giant Monsanto; he is openly hostile to organic agriculture. At a time when U.S. farms desperately need to move toward more sustainable methods, federally supported agriculture research has fallen into the hands of a Monsanto man answering to a junk-food exec. Somewhere in the East Wing, Michelle Obama must be fuming. The first lady has labored hard to fight the rising tide of diet-related maladies among children -- and her husband has now handed the nation's agricultural research agenda to someone who recently owed her living to robust sales of stuff like Milky Way, M&M's, Twix, Skittles, Wrigley's gum, and Snickers bars, all heavily marketed to kids.With its $30 billion in annual revenue, Mars is the sixth-largest privately held company in the United States. In addition to heavily sweetened candy, Mars churns out convenience fare like Uncle Ben's rice and pet food like Whiskas brand. [...]"
Commentary: Exodus of Jewish Advisors from Obama White House Likely Not an Omen of Good Things to Come [10/04/10] "While many are understandably sick to death of watching as powerful Jewish interests voraciously chew their way into the highest centers of power both in America and throughout the world–are no doubt cheering at the announced departure of Rahm Israel Emmanuel as White House Chief of Staff, there is more reason to look at this latest development with a certain amount of apprehension than relief. [...] However, as all who have studied this subject know too well, when it comes to Israel, Jewish interests and power politics, there is no such creature as “no repercussions”. A people whose motto is “never forget” and who insist upon always having the last word in any discussion, we can assume that this “cold shoulder” and “silent treatment” being directed towards the Obama presidency represents a statement. Spoken in a particular dialect of gangsterese designed to avoid clarity when clarity represents a liability, what the interested parties responsible for this exodus are aiming at is the subtlety that speaks volumes instantaneously, such as a horse’s head under the sheets or dead fish wrapped in a bullet proof vest. [...]"
House Republicans Plot Budget Strategy to Scuttle Obama's Health Overhaul [10/01/10] "A push by Republicans to scuttle the U.S. health overhaul by denying funding through the House’s constitutional control over appropriations is gaining momentum. [...]"
David Axelrod Leaving White House In 2011 [09/25/10] "White House senior advisor David Axelrod (J) is coming back to Chicago in 2011--where he will work on President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. [...]" Note: That ANYONE would consider a re-election for 'Obama" shows just how STUPID and narcissistic these sociopaths are, and how out of touch they are with normalcy.
Obama Deplores World Poverty: Welcome to the Theatre of Absurd (But Ignores Almost 50 Million in Poverty in USA) [09/23/10] "Obama is the latest voice from the “great and good” to bemoan the lack of achievement in the United Nation’s Millennium goals, first declared 10 years ago, to drastically reduce world poverty and generate sustainable development. Obama’s foray was particularly absurd and insidious. While he oversees a foreign policy involving mass murder and war crimes in several countries, Obama exhorts to the world to get serious about fighting poverty and human suffering. [...]"
Obama Heckled, Booed at NYC Fundraiser [09/23/10] [1:45] "Obama got heckled at a fundraiser Wednesday night by protesters pushing for more funding for AIDS programs and quicker action to allow gays to serve openly in the military. [...]"
WJLA-TV fires veteran DC anchor Doug McKelway, After Citing BP Ties to Obama [09/22/10] "WJLA-TV has fired veteran anchorman Doug McKelway for a verbal confrontation this summer with the station's news director that came after McKelway broadcast a sharply worded live report about congressional Democrats and President Obama. Amid the ongoing BP oil spill in July, McKelway covered a Capitol Hill demonstration by environmental groups protesting the influence of oil-industry contributions to members of Congress. [...]"
Lawrence Summers to leave White House post, return to Harvard [09/22/10] "President Barack Obama's top economics advisor, Larry Summers, is to leave the administration at the end of the year. Administration officials are weighing whether to name a prominent corporate executive to replace Summers to counter criticism the administration is anti-business, one person familiar with White House discussions said. White House aides are also eager to name a woman to serve in a high-level position, two people said. They also are concerned about finding someone with Summers’s experience and stature, one person said. [...]" Note: Paid for nothing to do nothing for no one. He should go to prison for everything he has been involved with over time.
Obama Supporter Slams President at Town Hall: “Quite Frankly, I’m Exhausted. I’m Tired of Defending You” [09/21/10] [1:21]
Satire: Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner [09/18/10] Video clip [2:31]
Secretive Executive Order Establishes 'Big Brother' Health Bureaucracy [09/15/10] "On June 10th, 2010, amidst the chaotic 24-hour oil spill coverage, Barack Obama quietly signed an Executive Order that some claim lays the foundation for implementing Codex Alimentarius, which is a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety (Wiki). Codex is widely viewed in the natural health world as a draconian measure to centralize control of all food and other ingestible items. While this Executive Order may not go that far, it does seem to lay the groundwork for much more control over our personal life choices. Executive Order 13544, Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council is a short document outlining the goals and scope of the order. The title gives the appearance that it only creates a Council, but buried within are detailed plans to carry out the "goals" of the Executive Order. Let's take a closer look at the order. To begin with, the document appears to create the foundation for a massive new multifaceted bureaucracy with 12 departments consolidated in the "membership" of the new Health Council: [...]"
Obama Stands Up for Chicago Mob Linked Giannoulias in New Ad [09/13/10] [0:33]
Obama Extends Bush’s "9/11 State of Emergency" "In a letter issued to the heads of Congress today, President Barack Obama announced yet another one year extension of a State of National Emergency which has been going on in the United States since September 14, 2001. This means that as of Tuesday America will officially be entering its tenth year at an emergency posture them seems destined to last pretty much forever. [...]" Note: Of course, it's been a lie for nine years. Declaring it doesn't make it true. They're all traitorous people and beneath contempt.
Commentary: "Obama Plunging Towards Psychological Collapse" [09/08/10] "Obama betrays collapse toward "narcissistic catastrophe" with unscripted "dog" remark in Milwakee. There has been widespread concern about Obama's mental health since his unscripted remarks Monday evening in Milwaukee, when he said, "Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time, and they're not always happy with me. THEY TALK ABOUT ME LIKE A DOG. [...]"
Commentary: "Obama’s Hopeless Speech " [09/08/10] "The new numbers are easier to grasp. The President wants to fix 3.7% of the roads, 2.8 of the railways and 1.9% of the airports. That’s a number expected of regular maintenance activities. Probably Bolivia, Nepal and Zambia invest similar proportions of work every year. The bottom line is minor roadwork presented as a " new Industrial Revolution". [...]"
Obama on Labor Day: " No measures to address jobs crisis" [09/08/10] "In a speech delivered to mark Labor Day in the US, President Obama made clear that there will be no significant government measures to address the most severe jobs crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. [...]" Note: Why bother to say anything at all? What a useless individual.
Rahm Emanuel For Mayor? Daley won't run again in Chicago [09/08/10] "White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has said he would like to run for mayor of Chicago someday – and that day might have arrived. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced Tuesday that he will not run for reelection, saying he wants to move on. His decision could clear an exit from the White House for Emanuel, who himself is widely believed to be looking for a graceful way to move on after two grueling years in President Obama’s inner circle. In an interview with Charlie Rose in April, Emanuel said he supported Daley but that he would like to seek the position if the opportunity presented itself. "I hope Mayor Daley seeks reelection. I will work and support him if he seeks reelection," Emanuel said. "But if Mayor Daley doesn't, one day I would like to run for mayor of the city of Chicago.” Emanuel added, “That's always been an aspiration of mine, even when I was in the House of Representatives.” The problem for Emanuel is that the election in Chicago is a short six months away – Feb. 22 – and his plate at the White House is full, as he is juggling the midterm elections, Obama’s efforts to turn around the economy and a host of other policy issues. [...]"
Orwellian Double Speak: The True Cost of the War "Obama’s “end of Iraq war” speech must have shattered any remaining belief in him. Forced to appease both his supporters and the warmonger right-wing, who denounce him as a Muslim and a Marxist, Obama resorted to Orwellian DoubleSpeak. He could only announce an end to the war by praising the president who started it and the troops who fought it. Yet, as most earthlings, if not Americans, surely know by now, the war was based on a lie and on intentional deception. [...] Does anyone on earth, even among the most moronic of the flag-waving American super-patriots, believe that the bankrupt United States government spent three trillion borrowed dollars to remove one man, Saddam Hussein, in order to free Iraq from tyranny? Anyone who believes this is insane. Saddam Hussein would have resigned for far less money had it been offered to him. Do Americans see the irony in the “saving Iraq from tyranny” excuse? The greatest price of the neoconservative war against Iraq is not the $3 trillion or the dead and maimed American soldiers and their broken families. The greatest price of this evil war is the destruction of the U.S. Constitution and American civil liberties. The Bush/Cheney/Obama National Security State has eviscerated the Constitution and civil liberty. Nothing remains. The fascist Republican Federalist Society has put enough federal judges in the judiciary to rule that the president is above the law. The president doesn’t have to obey the law against spying on American citizens without warrants. The president doesn’t have to obey U.S. and international laws against torture. The president doesn’t have to obey the Constitution that mandates that only Congress can declare war. The president can do whatever he wants as long as he justifies it as “national security.” [...]"
Obama, Corporate Media Ignore Widespread Health Problems on The Gulf Coast [09/07/10] "If you listen to Thad Allen, Obama’s point man on the BP oil gusher, we’re over the hump. On the weekend the former Coast Guard commander said the well no longer poses a threat to the Gulf and crews will now begin the last few remaining operations needed to abandon the well this week. In short, Obama gets to declare another mission accomplished. However, here is what Allen and the corporate media are not talking about — residents along the Gulf Coast are sick from the effects of the oil gusher. [...]"
'Obama proposes huge public works plan' [09/07/10] "U.S. President Barack Obama Monday proposed a massive new public works program to create jobs. Though the president did not mention a price tag, published reports have placed it at $50 billion. "Over the next six years, we are going to rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads -- enough to circle the world six times," Obama said. "We're going to lay and maintain 4,000 miles of our railways -- enough to stretch coast-to-coast. We're going to restore 150 miles of runways and advance a next generation air-traffic control system to reduce travel time and delays for American travelers -- something I think folks across the political spectrum could agree on." [...]" Note: We'll never see this, either.
MSM: "Obama vows to expand 'thriving middle class'" [09/06/10] "US President Barack Obama on Saturday vowed to expand a prosperous middle class and help his compatriots achieve the American Dream as the country prepared to celebrate Labor Day. [...]" Note: A totally delusional position, all the way around. There is no prosperous 'middle class' ... he doesn't have any 'compatriots' that are sane .... there is no 'American Dream' ... and 'Labor Day' is when you don't work, perhaps because you don't have any. Another Raw Story propaganda piece.
Book: Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory [09/01/10] " The paper "Conspiracy Theories" by Harvard law professors Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule is a warning for all 9/11 Truth groups. Although the paper is allegedly about conspiracy theory in a general sense, it is clearly centered on 9/11. I submit that this indicates a rising concern within certain powerful but ill-defined circles. Below is a self- explanatory segment from Sunstein's Wikipedia page as well as Dr. David Ray Griffin's new book, Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory .. [...]"
Lawsuit challenges Obama's power to kill citizens without due process [08/31/10] "The ACLU and CCR this afternoon filed a lawsuit on behalf of Anwar Awlaki, with Awlaki's father as the named plaintiff, to prevent the Obama administration from proceeding with Awlaki's due-process-free assassination. Awlaki is unable to file the lawsuit on his own because the U.S. government's threats to kill him, as well as its prior unsuccessful attempts, cause him to be in hiding and thus make it infeasible for him to assert his legal rights directly. [...]"
Corruption Investigators: Blago Investigation Cut Short to Protect Obama [08/27/10] "It looked to me that the trial was turning into a political nightmare for the Obama White House. And this may explain why the prosecution shut their case down a month early," said Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton. Legal watchdogs say President Obama and his Chicago minions are up to their necks in the Blago corruption case. [...]" Related: Obama White House Doesn't Want Blagojevich Retrial "On Thursday, Federal Judge James Zagel said he would set a retrial date for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich during the first week of January 2011. The trial wouldn't begin any earlier than Jan. 4, Judge Zagel said, but he didn't set a specific date. Prosecutors had asked for an earlier date, but the judge said he wanted to avoid scheduling conflicts over the holidays. [...]"
Obama Scrubs White House Website of Climate Change Promises, Media Mum [08/27/10] "Despite the fact that President Obama made Cap and Trade and other green policy plans a focal point of his early days in office — not to mention his campaign for president — the White House has quietly scrubbed from its official website many of Obama’s promises and green initiatives. [...]"
The Collapse of the Left/Right Paradigm: "We've Got One That Can See" [08/24/10] [1:33] "Proof that kool-aid is wearing off. People were sold the media-hyped Obama as Change for the better [...]"
Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama [08/24/10] "David H. Koch in 1996. He and his brother Charles are lifelong libertarians and have quietly given more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes. [...]"
More Obama Lies Exposed - The Chicago Technique [08/23/10] "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. 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." See Rod Blagojevich, Barack Obama, and Richard Daley during a rally in Chicago , April 16, 2007, and other photos and situations(Photo Reuters) [...]"
Michelle 'Obama' Admits Kenya is Barack Hussein Obama's Home Country [08/22/10] [0:31]
"Obama warns of 'corporate takeover'" [08/21/10] "U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday warned of a "corporate takeover" of democracy and said Republicans want the public kept "in the dark" on campaign funding. [...]" Note: As a CIA stooge, he aids and abets corporate takeover ... then 'warns' about it ... he's clearly in some personal delusional 'movie' where there are no contradictions and vacations are all that matter.
Obama Bans More than 100,000 American-Made Rifles [08/21/10] "According to The Korea Times, the Obama administration has blocked efforts by the South Korean government to sell over a hundred thousand surplus M1 Garand and Carbine rifles into the United States market. These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941. As rifles, they are especially well-suited to community defense in an emergency, [...]"
"Israel, Big Money and Obama" [08/20/10] "According to a recently published article in The Atlantic, Israeli general Amos Yadlin traveled to Chicago in an effort to enlist Crown’s help in convincing the administration to attack Iran. White House visitor logs show that Crown did in fact visit the White House in April of this year to meet with Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applied “hidden pressure” on Obama which came “from Chicago.” When asked about this report, Crown denied only that Yadlin traveled to Chicago. He confirmed that the two spoke and were in agreement about wanting the United States to attack Iran. “ ‘I support the president,” Crown said. ‘But I wish [administration officials] were a little more outgoing in the way they have talked. I would feel more comfortable if I knew that they had the will to use military force, as a last resort. You cannot threaten someone as a bluff. There has to be a will to do it.’ ” [...]" Note: CIA, the mob and the Pentagon run Congress and the USA for Israel.
Barack Obama conclusively outed as CIA creation [08/19/10] "Far from being the mere ‘son of a goat herder’ (as he deceptively paraded during and even before his candidacy), strong evidence has emerged that President Barack Obama is the product of the intelligence community. Investigative reporter and former NSA employee Wayne Madsen has put together an extensive three-part (and growing) series with conclusive proof and documentation that Barack Obama Sr., Stanley Ann Dunham, Lolo Soetoro and President Barack Obama himself all hold deep ties to the CIA and larger intelligence community. And that’s just the beginning. After his election, President Obama quickly moved to seal off his records via an executive order. Now, after two years of hints and clues, there is substantial information to demonstrate that what Obama has omitted is that his rare rise to power can only be explained by his intelligence roots. However, this is more than the story of one man or his family. There is a long-term strategic plan to recruit promising candidates into intelligence and steer these individuals and their families into positions of influence and power. Consider that it is now declassified former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was recruited into MI5 before becoming a labour leader, or that George H. W. Bush not only became CIA director in 1976 but had a deeper past in the organization. While we may never know many pertinent details about these matters, one thing that is certain is that the American people have never been told the truth about who holds the real power, nor who this president– and likely many others– really is. Thus, we urge everyone to read Wayne Madsen’s deep report and seek the truth for yourself. [...]" Note: Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen is scheduled to appear live on the Alex Jones Show AUGUST 19 at 1 PM EST / 12 NOON CST, to reveal his groundbreaking series on Barack Obama’s true origins. Related: Is Barack Obama A Manchurian Candidate? "..Far from being the mere ‘son of a goat herder’ (as he deceptively paraded during and even before his candidacy), strong evidence has emerged that President Barack Obama is the product of the intelligence community. Investigative reporter and former NSA employee Wayne Madsen has put together an extensive three-part (and growing) series with conclusive proof and documentation that Barack Obama Sr., Stanley Ann Dunham, Lolo Soetoro and President Barack Obama himself all hold deep ties to the CIA and larger intelligence community. And that’s just the beginning... [...]" Obama: All In The Company – Part I By Wayne Madsen | Obama: All In The Company – Part I I | Obama: All In The Company – Part III
'Obama' Continues Pushing Absurd College Agenda [08/18/10] "Americans who weren't fooled by the slick advertising and deceptive posturing of his campaign realized that Barack Obama was going to be a dogmatic authoritarian in office. One thing you can count on with such people is that they won't abandon their pet ideas, no matter the evidence against them. Another such idea is his idea that the United States is "falling behind" other nations with regard to college graduation rates, and it's necessary for us to regain "leadership." Obama first raised that idea back in February 2009, and on August 9 of this year, he said exactly the same thing in a speech at the University of Texas. "In a single generation, we've fallen from first place to 12th place in college graduation rates for young adults," Obama said, a situation he declared to be "unacceptable." To deal with this supposed problem, he has set a national goal of "retaking the lead" by 2020 -- that is, having "a higher share of graduates than any other nation on Earth." Congress has already given Obama the policies he wants to reach that goal, by increasing Pell Grants and making it easier for students to repay their federal loans. I have argued elsewhere that those changes will have bad consequences; here, I'll show that the core idea, that the country needs more college graduates, is nonsensical. [...]" Related: Many students not prepared for college "Fewer than 25 percent of 2010 U.S. high school graduates who took the ACT readiness exam have the skills to pass beginning college courses, test results show. [...]"
Arizona Republicans Sue 'Obama', Calling Health Care Reforms Unconstitutional [08/16/10] "Twenty-nine of Arizona's state and federal lawmakers - all Republicans - sued President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the president's health-care reform program is unconstitutional. The Republicans claim that the "federal government does not have the constitutional power to mandate that ... American citizens purchase health insurance, much less surrender their medical privacy and autonomy, as a condition of living in the United States." [...]"
US Politics: The stunning decline of 'Barack Obama': 10 key reasons why the ' Obama' presidency is in meltdown [08/14/10] "The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. [...]"
Obama signs law to militarize US-Mexico border [08/14/10] "In a further calculated turn to the right, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation aimed at militarizing the US-Mexico border and stepping up the persecution of undocumented workers. The legislation allocates $32 million for the deployment of more Predator drone aircraft to conduct spy flights over the border. Additional money will go to set up military style bases in the border area and to assist local police agencies. The Obama administration had already ordered 1,500 National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border. These units should all be in place within the next weeks. [...]" Related: Drug Cartel Violence Is Coming To The Streets of America | Border Patrol sees spike in suicides
U.S. Politics: White House: Some ‘crazy’ liberal critics of Obama ‘need to be drug tested’ [08/11/10] "The White House is sparing no punches to some of its critics on the "professional left," describing them as insatiable and unrealistic. In an interview with Sam Youngman of The Hill published Tuesday morning, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs unleashed a series of forceful attacks on some unnamed progressive critics of President Barack Obama. "I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested," Gibbs said. "I mean, it’s crazy." The paper described the president's spokesman as "simmering with anger" and "in furious disbelief" over some of Obama's liberal detractors, from whom he has faced regular criticism for not pushing a progressive agenda more authoritatively. “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon," Gibbs retorted. "That’s not reality.” [...]" Note: Gibbs wouldn't know 'reality' outside his little sphere if he fell over it. Related: Gibbs Up for Reinvention? Note: "He’s been the Obama administration’s press mouthpiece for nearly two years now, but speculation has it that Robert Gibbs could be heading for a career shift. Might that have something to do with his recent truth-telling tear?"
Commentary: The Obsolescence of 'Barack Obama' [08/11/10] "The magic of 2008 can't be recreated, and good riddance to it. Not long ago Barack Obama, for those who were spellbound by him, had the stylishness of JFK and the historic mission of FDR riding to the nation's rescue. Now it is to Lyndon B. Johnson's unhappy presidency that Democratic strategist Robert Shrum compares the stewardship of Mr. Obama. Johnson, wrote Mr. Shrum in the Week magazine last month, never "sustained an emotional link with the American people" and chose to escalate a war that "forced his abdication as president." A broken link with the public, and a war in Afghanistan he neither embraces and sells to his party nor abandons—this is a time of puzzlement for President Obama. His fall from political grace has been as swift as his rise a handful of years ago. He had been hot political property in 2006 and, of course, in 2008. But now he will campaign for his party's 2010 candidates from afar, holding fund raisers but not hitting the campaign trail in most of the contested races. Those mass rallies of Obama frenzy are surely of the past. [...]" Related: "Obama Vs. Obama: Afghanistan Debate Video" Video clip [4:55] Note: This goes to show you just how irrelevant the Obama/Barry political character is, to anything. A useless pawn with a tinge of megalomania and narcissism ...
Commentary: Why Obama is Subjected To Blackmails – Wayne Madsen [08/10/10] "Obama and Emanuel: members of same gay bath house club in Chicago President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city. [...]"
Commentary: Barry Soetoro AKA Barack Obama’s Political Dynasty Crashes And Burns [08/10/10] "While Barry Soetoro’s family lavish themselves at a luxury Spanish resort amidst deepening economic turmoil, back home Obama’s political dynasty crashes and burns as his approval ratings plunge to a record low of 41 per cent with less than a few months to go before the October midterm elections. Obama has come under widespread criticism for preaching austerity and financial discipline even as his wife Michelle suns herself at an opulent resort in the Costa del Sol region while parading around in expensive designer clothing. As the economy worsens and top financial experts openly talk of American entering a second great depression, Obama’s approval ratings continue to head south in a hurry. As we exposed in the Obama Deception, the manufactured populist euphoria behind the crowning of Soetoro was always likely to rapidly deflate once it became apparent that Obama was the ultimate puppet, a vacuous servant of the bankers and the elite to whom he owes his entire political dynasty. Just 41 per cent approved of the way Obama was handling the job in a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest figure since Soetoro took office in January 2009.
Similarly, questions over Soetoro’s dubious origins have not abated. According to a recent CNN poll, 43 per cent of Americans think Obama was definitely or probably not born in the United States. For someone whose political career is so obviously sinking out of sight, Obama seems remarkably relaxed about it, an ominous portend that the people who pull his strings have lined up a helpful pre-election surprise as a means of rallying the American people back around their fallen commander in chief. On one side of the scale, some are speculating that Obama could announce a gigantic bailout of Main Street in the form of debt relief for millions of Americans whose homes are now worth less than their mortgages. This promised giveaway would likely reinvigorate support for Obama from the millions of gullible idiots who voted for him in the first place while proclaiming that all their problems would be solved by a Christ-like Obama who would pay their mortgage and gas bills. [...]" Related: Obama’s CIA Pedigree | President Obama’s real name “Barry Soetoro” tops Google Trends
Commentary: "Both Obama's Are Now Being Ridiculed for Their Insane Antics" [08/07/10] "Both Michelle and Barack Obama are coming under increasing public ridicule for their insane behavior. As Michelle and her 40 "close friends" gallivant around the beaches and shops of Marbella, Spain, the media continue to slap the First Lady for her abomidable behavior, in the face of the suffering of the vast majority of Americans. [...]"
Commentary: "Americans aren't buying Obama's unconstitutional health care law" [08/07/10] "Supporters of the recently passed healthcare law championed by President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid must be getting pretty nervous. It seems everywhere they turn someone is seriously objecting to the scope of the healthcare law. First, House Democrats admitted that the IRS 1099 reporting provision included in the healthcare bill (even though it has nothing to do with healthcare and will be a nightmare for small business owners) was ill-conceived and should be repealed. Then a federal judge decided to allow the state of Virginia’s challenge to the constitutionality of the new healthcare law to go forward, despite the Obama Administration having asked the court to dismiss the case. And on Tuesday, an overwhelming number of Missourians voted against the healthcare law, specifically objecting to the individual mandate in the law. Today, the National Federation of Independent Business, along with 20 states, will file their response to the government’s motion to dismiss their suit to overturn the healthcare law. We fully expect to move forward with our case, like Virginia. The federal government’s attempt to defend the constitutionality of the individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase health insurance whether they want to or not, is weak. With no legal precedence to rely on, they have conveniently re-labeled the controversial individual mandate as a tax, despite repeated assurances from the president himself during the legislative debate that the mandate is absolutely not a tax. The president has publicly changed his position so drastically and now calls the individual mandate a tax because he knows Congress does not have the authority to tell us what products we must purchase simply because we are alive. The individual mandate, if upheld in the courts under the Commerce Clause, would give Congress top-down authority to dictate virtually every aspect of Americans’ lives, as consumers and producers, and would transform our federal government from one of limited, enumerated powers into one of limitless authority over states and their citizens. No court ever has ever upheld so sweeping an assertion of federal power. The government asserts that not having insurance is reachable under the commerce power because it is an ‘economic decision.’ But a decision is purely a mental process which may, or may not, result in activity (economic or otherwise). The federal government does not have the authority to regulate an individual decision’s to do nothing. If they did, then they could force us to purchase any product they want. This infinite commerce power, that the government argues they have, finds no support in any case decision. [...]" Related: Dean: Individual Mandate Will Be Removed From Health Care Reform
Obamacare Rejected in MO: Prop C passes overwhelmingly [08/04/10] "Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a federal mandate to purchase health insurance, rebuking President Barack Obama's administration and giving Republicans their first political victory in a national campaign to overturn the controversial health care law passed by Congress in March. [...]"
Obama Information Czar Outlined Plan For Government To Infiltrate Conspiracy Groups [08/04/10] "Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlined a plan for the government to infiltrate conspiracy groups in order to undermine them via postings on chat rooms and social networks [...]"
Obama has been Warned that Israel May Bomb Iran: Memorandum to the President from former Intelligence Officials [08/3/10] " We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war. Israel's leaders would calculate that once the battle is joined, it will be politically untenable for you to give anything less than unstinting support to Israel, no matter how the war started, and that U.S. troops and weaponry would flow freely. Wider war could eventually result in destruction of the state of Israel. This can be stopped, but only if you move quickly to pre-empt an Israeli attack by publicly condemning such a move before it happens. We believe that comments by senior American officials, you included, reflect misplaced trust in Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu. Actually, the phrasing itself can be revealing, as when CIA Director Panetta implied cavalierly that Washington leaves it up to the Israelis to decide whether and when to attack Iran, and how much "room" to give to the diplomatic effort. [...]"
MSM: "Obamacare Only Looks Worse Upon Further Review" [08/02/10] "One of the more illuminating remarks during the health-care debate in Congress came when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told an audience that Democrats would “pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.” That remark captured the truth that, while many Americans have a vague sense that something bad is happening to their health care, few if any understand exactly what the law does. To fill this vacuum, Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, asked his staff to prepare a study of the law, including a flow chart that illustrates how the major provisions will work. [...]"
National Ocean Council [07/29/10] "Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama's Executive Order establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America's oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states' coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations' Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America'a oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean. Because of the decades of difficulty that the collectivists have had trying to ratify the Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST), Obama is sneaking it in through the back door, by way of this Executive Order establishing the Council. Because LOST is a treaty, Obama's Executive Order is not Constitutional as treaty ratification requires 2/3 approval from the Senate. Michael Shaw said that the Agenda 21 Convention on Biodiversity treaty of 1992 failed to pass Congress so it was executed through soft law and administratively on local levels, and Obama's Executive Order is a similar soft law tactic to enact the LOST treaty. In fact, our Constitutional form of government is being completely destroyed because buried in the CLEAR Act (HR 3534) there is a provision for a new council to oversee the outer continental shelf- it appears that this Regional Outer Shelf Council will be part of the National Ocean Council. This means that if Congress makes the CLEAR Act into law, then the implementation of the UN Law Of Sea Treaty, as part of the National Ocean Council's agenda, will be "ratified" in a convoluted and stealth manner, in full opposition to the Constitution and its intent. [...]" Related: Obama Hands U.S. Waters to WWF "With his Executive Order, "Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes," issued on July 19, President Obama has ordered that management of U.S. waters be carried out according to the fascist environmentalist criteria demanded by the British Crown's genocidal WWF. The Executive Order, in fact, was hailed by the WWF-U.S. [...]"
Obama White House, DNC in 'Suicide Pact' To Oust Rangel [07/29/10] "According to a senior Washington, D.C. source, the Obama White House, in league with the DNC and House Democratic leaders, are going berserk to force Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), one of the last of the FDR Democrats left in Congress, to resign. The gang-up strategy to oust Rangel is a three-pronged effort: [...]"
"Pastor Manning Calls For Congress to Have Obama Arrested" [07/26/10] [8:32] "Dr. James David Manning calls for Congress to arrest Mr. Obama. Recorded on 21 June 2010. Distributed by Tubemogul. [...]"
Obama Gang in Covert Drive for War with Iran—An EIR Exclusive on the British Sponsorship [07/26/10] "The Obama Administration and a British imperial agency in the guise of a global law firm, with partners in Obama's support circle in Chicago, are using propaganda and intimidation to push for war with Iran, an EIR investigation has found. [...]"
Obama Gets Another Kick in the Teeth, From Apollo Astronauts and Senate Appropriators [07/22/10] "In a matter of minutes on Wednesday morning, the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations with oversight over the NASA budget, approved, with only minor changes, the authorization bill passed by the full Senate Commerce Committee on July 15. [...]"
DHS Won't Say What the Rules Are [07/22/10] "The Department of Homeland Security has tightened the screws on the H-1B visa process for specialty occupations, refusing and revoking far more applications, and scheduling 25,000 worksite inspections this year. But DHS has provided a "near vacuum of publicly available information" on how to comply with this "heightened scrutiny," and didn't even provide its "Compliance Review Worksheet" in a legally required request for comments on it, the American Immigration Lawyers Association claims in Federal Court. [...]" Note: More from the government that has become a vacuum.
Obama Deception Back Up On The Net In Full Version [07/19/10] [114:00] "The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people. The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order. He is being pushed as savior in an attempt to con the American people into accepting global slavery. We have reached a critical juncture in the New World Order's plans. and only by exposing the con can we help to save freedom in America. The Obama Deception is not about Left or Right: it's about a One World Government. The international banks plan to loot the people of the United States and turn them into slaves on a Global Plantation. Covered in this film: who Obama works for, what lies he has told, and his real agenda, and how his initial appointments and actions prove he serves the corporate oligarchs, not the American people. [...]" Censorship Alert: Obama Deception Video 'Illegally Removed' from You Tube [07/18/10] [7:11] Note: I made an inquiry as to when they intend on re-loading their videos to YouTube, since they have changed their passwords. Someone HAD to ask the question. Instead of whining that it's gone, they could simply put these things back up. (As you can see, they did) 12-Part Version on YouTube
Obama postures on unemployment benefits while defending Wall Street [07/19/10] "In his Saturday radio and Internet speech, US President Barack Obama seized on the opposition of Senate Republicans to an extension of jobless benefits to strike a false and demagogic pose as " the defender of the unemployed". Pretending a degree of empathy for the plight of the unemployed, Obama noted that of the more than two million who have lost benefits, “For many, it was the only way to make ends meet while searching for work—the only way to cover rent, utilities, even food.” He criticized suggestions that jobless benefits were a “disincentive” to find work, saying, “I haven’t met any Americans who would rather have an unemployment check than a meaningful job that lets you provide for your family.” [...] The most grotesque posturing came in the conclusion of Obama’s speech, when he criticized the Republicans for citing the federal budget deficit as the reason to oppose extended benefits. “So after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, including a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans,” he declared, “they’ve finally decided to make their stand on the backs of the unemployed.” But Obama has spent the first 18 months of his administration pushing through a series of major policy initiatives crafted precisely to serve the interests of “the wealthiest Americans.” [...] Obama’s embrace of populist demagogy is a transparent effort to position the Democrats for the upcoming congressional elections, under conditions where persistent long-term unemployment has discredited his administration and allowed the Republicans to posture, with equal falsity, as advocates of “job creation.” One news analysis described this cynical contest as follows: “As the election approaches, each party is battling to depict the other as more heartless.” The disputes between the Democrats and Republicans, however bitter rhetorically, are arguments over what tactics and methods can best be used to serve the interests of the ruling elite. Both parties defend the profit system and the interests of the financial aristocracy, which are completely incompatible with the needs of working people. Under conditions of the deepest slump since the Great Depression, the US government cannot carry out even the minimal measures to alleviate mass suffering that were commonplace in past recessions. According to one study, in previous recessions since World War II, extended unemployment benefits continued for an average of 23 months after the unemployment rate reached its peak. In the current slump, the peak official jobless rate was reached eight months ago—assuming that official unemployment figures accurately reflect reality—and extended benefits have already been cut off. And there is good reason to believe that the unemployment rate will resume its upward march in coming months, with the social “safety net” for the unemployed entirely shredded."[...] "
Commentary: Obama garners little credit for sweeping change [07/19/10] "Not even President Barack Obama's sworn political foes would dispute his claims to have forged sweeping political change -- their cries for repeal of his historic new laws are proof of that. [...]" Related: Obama Blames Everyone But Himself for His Failure "According to Democratic Party sources close to the Obama White House, the President and his crew of Chicago gang advisors are totally obsessed with the right-wing propaganda assaults, and read every word that comes out, and watch every snipe that appears on Fox TV [...
Commentary: Obama Flaunts His Insanity: Freaks Over U.S. Chamber Attack [07/17/10] "With practically every action, President Barack Obama is demonstrating that he is, indeed, in a Hitler-in- the-bunker mode. Sources close to the White House have reported that the President went absolutely berserk over an open letter to him, issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, assailing the Administration for failing to do anything to promote jobs, at a time when this is the number one problem on the minds of the vast majority of Americans. The public rebuke letter was released July 14, the same day that the Chamber held a high-profile jobs summit, where not a single Obama Administration representative was present. At the last moment, according to a Washington Post account, the White House requested that Valerie Jarrett be given a prominent speaking slot at the event, right after the keynote by Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue. The request was rejected, outright. Jarrett complained in an interview with the Bloomberg News, "We would have loved to have gone and participated. We were not invited. In fact, we were told not to come." In an absolutely insane tit-for-tat response, the White House hastily arranged its own series of pow-wows for the President on the same day—with Warren Buffett, former President Bill Clinton, and a group of business executives. The White House also released a totally fabricated report, claiming that the stimulus had created a massive number of jobs. The letter from the Chamber of Commerce only served to underscore that the only true viable solution to this systemic collapse is that proposed by Lyndon LaRouche—starting with the restoration of Glass-Steagall. The Chamber of Commerce letter was full of free-market platitudes, calls for tax cuts, and lip service to the need to create jobs and to revive infrastructure investment—through public-private partnerships. LaRouche's own comment on the Obama/Chamber of Commerce dust-up and the President's insane behavior was: "Obama is only concerned about his own, personal situation. He is insane. And the proposals put forward by the Chamber of Commerce are, in their own right, insane. Their policies are insane, under this current crisis. But Obama is personally nuts. He has no capacity to do anything. He is truly Hitler in the bunker. If you avoid facing that reality—that the President has gone absolutely insane—you are making a grave strategic miscalculation."
Top Clinton Official: "Only A Terror Attack Can Save Obama" Paul Joseph Watson Paul Joseph Watson [07/14/10] "A former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton says that the only thing which can rescue Barack Obama’s increasingly tenuous grip on power as his approval figures continue to plunge is a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11, another startling reminder that such events only ever serve to benefit those in authority. Buried in a Financial Times article about Obama’s “growing credibility crisis” and fears on behalf of Democrats that they could lose not only the White House but also the Senate to Republicans, Bilderberger Robert Shapiro makes it clear that Obama is relying on an October surprise in the form of a terror attack to rescue his presidency. [...] " Note: I am not sure how well well the 'false flag' idea is working, any more. Each false flag episode episode (Pearl Harbor, 9/11, 7/7, etc) was created to be potentially unforgettable, however, with time people have caught on, and with time 'the powers that be' have become more mentally detached, and delusional within their psychopathy, failing to realize that they always fail to obscure what they've done (because they believe they can) that always points to the "false flag", and that a good segment of the population of the planet is actively looking for connections with events, people, places and dates, and they KNOW what's going on. Last year sometime, there were reports that segments of the military were (finally) aware that the Mossad had a significant part to play in the twin towers 911 scenario. Of course, the more seasoned observers knew it almost immediately ... the sloppy clues ... so many events and people rotating around Israelis .. it was obvious. Sequentials like to be able to predict, control and manipulate, and co-opt the experiences of others, running roughshod over individuals no matter what the context of their lives is. The BP Gulf fiasco has so many interesting aspects to it ... it was clearly allowed to happen. Yet, if this was supposed to be a '911-scale' event (although with evacuation of millions in five Gulf states, and more, it may grow to be), it's not 'working' very well. We know there are other very 'serious' things coming up. It is a different astrological climate as well, and the cultural 'timing' is different than it was in 2001. A decade of social bullshit has elapsed since then, and the psyche of American society has been wearily 'dulled', and the actions of the politicians, bankers, and others are now much more transparent. Ironically, it's the sequentials in society who have the most angst over what's happening (because they don't have the depth that simultaneous incarnations have), as they can only think inside a perspective which demands that life goes on forever on Earth. The completely adolescent mental structure in all Earth societies, with all the 'conquering', wealth acquisition and other sequential penchants, is not one that could form the basis for a 'mature and viable civilization', especially when interaction other worlds is heavily restricted by game constraints. This civilization was always meant to be temporary, because it's tied in with the departure of individuals from the galaxy game. The fact that this planet could not be totally sequentialized will always be a mystery to the sequentials, who will always be frustrated 'because they didn't think of everything', again.
Summer sizzle: Obamacare could be repealed before election [07/14/10] "News that a discharge petition in the House of Representatives has gathered half the names necessary to force a vote repealing Obamacare has spurred an online petition campaign to rally the public to the cause. "Who would have thought we might have a chance to repeal Obamacare – this term?" exclaimed Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, in response to the plan by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. "This movement has already gained half the support it needs in the House of Representatives. Now it's time for the public to turn up the pressure on the other half." Farah has created a public petition drive in support of King's measure. He hopes to use the database of new names to launch a massive new "pink slips"–style campaign to persuade 218 House members to get on board. The "pink slips" campaign last delivered nearly 10 million messages to members of the House and Senate – including protests of the impending vote on health care. [...]"
Obama's policy time bombs [07/12/10] "President Barack Obama has long boasted about the transformative change he’s bringing to the country. But by the time those reforms finally arrive, he could be long gone from the White House. Some of Obama’s biggest promises won’t go into effect until long after his first term — and in some cases, well past a second. In fact, buried deep within some of the Democrats’ most significant reform bills are dozens of policy time bombs set to blow at more politically convenient times. [...]" Related: "Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick" "A close reading of the new health care legislation, which will conveniently take effect in 2014 after the next presidential election, is deeply depressing. The legislation not only mocks the lofty promises made by President Barack Obama, exposing most as lies, but sadly reconfirms that our nation is hostage to unchecked corporate greed and abuse. The simple truth, that single-payer nonprofit health care for all Americans would dramatically reduce costs and save lives, that the for-profit health care system is the problem and must be destroyed, is censored out of the public debate by a media that relies on these corporations as major advertisers and sponsors, as well as a morally bankrupt Democratic Party that is as bought off by corporations as the Republicans. The 2,000-page piece of legislation, according to figures compiled by Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP), will leave at least 23 million people without insurance, a figure that translates into an estimated 23,000 unnecessary deaths a year among people who cannot afford care. It will permit prices to climb so that many of us will soon be paying close to 10 percent of our annual income to buy commercial health insurance, although this coverage will only pay for about 70 percent of our medical expenses. Those who become seriously ill, lose their incomes and cannot pay skyrocketing premiums will be denied coverage. And at least $447 billion in taxpayer subsidies will now be handed to insurance firms. We will be forced by law to buy their defective products. There is no check in the new legislation to halt rising health care costs. The elderly can be charged three times the rates provided to the young. Companies with predominantly female work forces can be charged higher gender-based rates. The dizzying array of technical loopholes in the bill—written in by armies of insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists—means that these companies, which profit off human sickness, suffering and death, can continue their grim game of trading away human life for money. “They named this legislation the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and as the tradition of this nation goes, any words they put into the name of a piece of legislation means the opposite,” said single-payer activist Dr. Margaret Flowers when I heard her and Helen Redmond dissect the legislation in Chicago at the Socialism 2010 Conference last month. “It neither protects patients nor leads to affordable care.” [...]" Note: Gee, they'll have to kill Nancy Pelosi, just to see what's inside .... a roaring sequential bitch from the nether regions ...
Obama’s “jobs program”: Poverty wages and mass unemployment [07/11/10] "The real unemployment rate in the US is above 20 percent. Long-term joblessness is at a post-war high. Millions of youth have no prospect of finding work. Home values—the major source of wealth for most families—continue to fall. Foreclosures, homelessness, hunger, utility shutoffs and poverty are soaring. Schools, parks and museums are being closed, and what remains of a social safety net is being shredded. Obama insinuated that the working class has been living beyond its means. In fact, working class living standards in the US have been stagnant or declining for the past 40 years. It is the financial aristocracy that has been on a consumption binge based on its plundering of the national wealth. [...]"
UK: Copying the NHS is the last thing the US should do [07/11/10] The future health care in both countries must involve a mix of state and private provision, says Janet Daley. Bad idea: Barack Obama has appointed a man as head of the American public healthcare programmes who professes a passion for some of the most discredited features of our NHS" [...]"
Obama touts $400M loan to solar company run by corrupt congressman’s nephew [07/11/10] "...Russell Kanjorski, the vice president for marketing at Abound Solar, was one of the principals in another energy company in northeast Pennsylvania, called Cornerstone Technologies LLC, which attracted $9 million in federal grants before it halted operations in 2003 and later filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. As reported by the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, “Cornerstone reported $14,100 in assets compared with $1.34 million in debt” in its bankruptcy filing. The $9 million in federal grants to Cornerstone were earmarked by Kanjorski’s uncle, Representative Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises. [...]"
Obama bypasses Senate for new Medicare chief [07/08/10] "President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate Wednesday and appointed Dr. Donald Berwick, a Harvard professor and patient care specialist, to run Medicare and Medicaid. The decision to use a so-called recess appointment to install Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services drew immediate fire from the GOP. Republicans have raised concerns about Berwick’s views on rationing of care and other matters and said it was wrong for Obama to go around the normal Senate confirmation process. That view was echoed by a key Democratic committee chairman, although the recess appointment is a tool used by presidents of both parties. [...] Also appointed Wednesday were: Philip E. Coyle III as associate director for national security and international affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Joshua Gotbaum as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation."
Commentary: Mayberry Machiavelli's: Obama Political Team Handcuffing Recovery [07/07/10] "Today, a new band of Mayberry Machiavellis has gained control, counseling President Obama to ignore the advice of his economic team and press forward with deficit reduction ahead of job creation. Senior White House adviser David Axelrod told the New York Times recently that "it's my job to report what the public mood is." The public mood, said Axelrod, is anti-spending and anti-deficit and so the smart politics is to alleviate those concerns. "I've made the point that as a matter of policy and a matter of politics that we need to focus on this, and the president certainly agrees with that," said Axelrod of the deficit hawkery that the administration has engaged in over the last several months. It's an odd political strategy because Axelrod knows that if it succeeds, it will be both bad policy and bad politics. He said as much when asked about the pressure from economic advisers to focus on stimulus and job creation. "I'm very much allied with the economic group, because even as a political matter it would be very shortsighted to take steps that would send us backward," he said. [...]"
Obama announces nearly $2 billion in contracts for solar energy companies [07/04/10] "US President Barack Obama announced on Saturday the awarding of nearly two billion dollars to two solar energy companies that have agreed to build new power plants in the United States, creating thousands of new jobs. "We're going to keep fighting to advance our recovery," Obama said in his weekly radio address. "And we're going to keep competing aggressively to make sure the jobs and industries of the future are taking root right here in America." One of the companies, Abengoa Solar, has agreed to build one of the largest solar plants in the world in Arizona, which will create about 1,600 construction jobs. When completed, this plant will provide enough clean energy to power 70,000 homes. The other company, Abound Solar Manufacturing, is building two new plants, one in Colorado and one in Indiana. These projects will create more than 2,000 construction jobs, and over 1,500 permanent jobs as the plants produce millions of solar panels each year, according to White House officials. [...]" Note: This will never get built. There is not enough time or impetus left.
'Obama warns Erdogan international Gaza flotilla probe bad for Turkey' [07/04/10] "United States President Barak Obama warned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that an international probe into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla could have negative consequences for Turkey, British Arabic-language daily al-Hayat reported Saturday. [...]"
Obama Calls for Pentagon "Civilian Component" [07/02/10] "Once again, Obama has called for a civilian component to work with the Pentagon. ... Speaking at a town hall event in Racine, Wisconsin, on July 31 Obama said U.S. troops are carrying too much of the burden in Iraq and Afghanistan and doing too many things that are more appropriate for civilians, such as building schools and setting up justice systems, according to the Associated Press. He called for a civilian component as large as the military. ... On the campaign trail in 2008, Obama called for a civilian national security force double the size of the Peace Corps and nearly quadruple the size of AmeriCorps and the size of the nation’s military. “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” Obama said in Colorado Springs on July 2, 2008. [...]" Related: Obama: ‘Civilian expeditionary force’ can aid wearied troops "US soldiers in combat could use an assist from a civilian workforce while trying to rebuild war-torn nations, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Speaking at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin, Obama said his administration plans to deploy a "civilian expeditionary force" to Afghanistan and Iraq to help overburdened military troops build infrastructure. [...]" Note: Huge construction contracts, no doubt to be given to KBR and Halliburton.
Commentary: Obama Is Deliberately Protracting Gulf Oil Disaster [06/30/10] "If you were the President of the United States and you see that Gulf wildlife are dying and fishermen and tourist businesses are suffering from the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, wouldn’t you do EVERYTHING humanly possible to help? I would. I would be down on the beach with my sleeves rolled up to help with the cleanup, picking up tarballs and cleaning off oil from seabirds. Instead, Obama has turned down 13 countries’ offers to help clean up the BP oil spill. The Dutch were the first to offer assistance that, if accepted, would have cleaned up the spill in a matter of weeks. Frustrated by the federal government’s inaction and BP’s ineffectiveness, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took action and got oil-fighting vacuum barges to remove the oil. But then the Coast Guard shut down all 16 barges last Wednesday, claiming their operations needed to be halted until inspections and certifications could be done. In other words, the situation as it stands now is as follows: [...]"
Obama and Cameron pledge to defend BP profits [06/30/10] "Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met over the weekend to discuss the BP oil spill and pledged to defend the interests of the oil giant. [...]"
Richard Rubenstein, PhD. Harvard: "Obama Most Radical US President ever" [06/29/10] [7:08] "Dr. Richard L. Rubinstein, Yale fellow, "Distinguished Professor of the Year", and Harvard Phd, states that president Obama's intention is to "correct the historical mistake of the creation of the state of Israel." Dr. Rubenstein states that president Obama due to his family heritage is extremely pro Muslim - to the point of "wanting to see the destruction of Israel." [...]" Note: Interesting video, which refers to a number of events since Obama was elected.
US Politics: Conservatives is now clamoring for the outright repeal of "Obamacare" [06/27/10] "The longer you look at it, the worse it smells.” That is how Mitch Daniels, the governor of Indiana, recently described America’s new health-reform law to an audience in Washington, DC. His opinion matters, and not just because he is a likely Republican contender for the presidential race in 2012. His words threw petrol on a bonfire, since a growing chorus of conservatives is now clamouring for the outright repeal of Obamacare. Of course, Republican leaders in Congress have long detested the new law. Since its passage in March various bills—including a new one this month from Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch, the American Liberty Restoration Act—have been introduced in both chambers with the aim of overturning the legislation. More than 20 states have also joined lawsuits that challenge the law’s “individual mandate”, the requirement that everyone should buy health insurance, as unconstitutional. Now, however, there are two new prongs to the attack, broadening the assault beyond the right. Many states are complaining about the costs of the new law’s provisions. And businesses are grousing that the administration is breaking its promises that existing employer- provided health coverage would be exempted from the onerous requirements being imposed on new health plans.[...]" Note: The bill has two aspects to it. Healthcare and also the establishment of intrusive social control infrastructures and bureaucracies, which is NOT something they are talking about. The old Nancy Pelosi "we have to pass it so you can see what's in it" mind set is very stupid, childish, and overtly deceptive.
Video: Judge Andrew Napolitano – "Obama’s Impeachable Offenses Mount" [06/26/10] 3 Video clips [45:00] Alex talks with judge Andrew Napolitano about the impeachable offenses committed by Obama since being in office, and if Obama will legalize 20 million "illegal aliens" with a stoke of a pen! Note: Alex Jones TV segments.
Commentary: Obama's Socialist Agenda: Overwhelm the system [06/25/10] "... Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it. [...]" Note: Is 'Barack Obama' an American Mikhail Suslov?
Obama Bans Lobbyists From Advisory Panels [06/24/10] "Firming up a campaign promise to close the revolving door between government service and K Street lobbying firms, President Obama has ordered all executive departments and agencies to cease appointment of registered lobbyists to committees, boards and advisory councils. [...]"
Obama Bows to the Queen To Save BP and Tear Up The Constitution [06/23/10] "According to senior U.S. intelligence sources, President Barack Obama's so-called "get tough on BP" posture was nothing but political cover, to conceal the fact that he had totally capitulated to pressure from London to bail out BP, as one of the anchors of the entire British Crown. According to one source, a gathering of top City of London oligarchs reached a unanimous consensus that BP had to be saved, at all costs. A delegation went to Prime Minister David Cameron, and assigned him to secure Obama's pledge to join the "save BP" bandwagon. [...]"
President Is Not Trusted by the U.S. Military Institutions [06/23/10] "General Stanley McChrystal's Rolling Stone interview was no gaffe or flight forward. According to author Michael Hastings, he was given full access to the Afghan commander and his top aides, during a trip to Paris, that was greatly extended due to the volcanic ash disruption of air travel. At every moment, McChrystal confirmed that the discussions between the commander and his staff officers were "on the record," and McChrystal was fully aware that the article would be appearing in Rolling Stone magazine. [...]"
Business leaders say Obama's economic policies stifle growth [06/23/10] "The chairman of the Business Roundtable, an association of top corporate executives that has been President Obama's closest ally in the business community, accused the president and Democratic lawmakers Tuesday of creating an "increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation." Ivan G. Seidenberg, chief executive of Verizon Communications, said that Democrats in Washington are pursuing tax increases, policy changes and regulatory actions that together threaten to dampen economic growth and "harm our ability . . . to grow private-sector jobs in the U.S." "In our judgment, we have reached a point where the negative effects of these policies are simply too significant to ignore," Seidenberg said in a lunchtime speech to the Economic Club of Washington. "By reaching into virtually every sector of economic life, government is injecting uncertainty into the marketplace and making it harder to raise capital and create new businesses." [...]"
Commentary: Activist Swanson Makes Case for Obama's Impeachment [06/21/10] "Activist David Swanson, who was a leader in the drive to impeach Bush and Cheney, in June 16 remarks to the Charlottesville, Va.-based Rutherford Institute, made a very powerful case for the impeachment of Barack Obama. The fact that he spoke at a conservative outfit is indicative of the broad base of the revolt against Obama. Swanson was the press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 Presidential campaign, and was a founder of After Downing Street, the movement to impeach Bush and Cheney over the British-directed fraudulent basis for the Iraq War. [...]" Related: Obama Was Created by Our Failure to Impeach Bush by David Swanson "Another Bush innovation in law-making was his particular use of the Office of Legal Counsel memo, often a secret memo, used to blatantly reverse existing law. Lawyers working for Bush legalized aggressive war, warrantless spying, torture, and many other crimes by drafting secret memos declaring that things appearing to be illegal are actually legal. And Bush famously created a whole new use for something called a signing statement. He would sign a bill into law and then alter portions of it with a written statement. Obama swore he would not do such things, but now he has. For his first half year in office President Obama issued signing statements just like Bush's. Then he adopted a more dangerous policy. Rather than issue signing statements, which Republicans in Congress had suddenly discovered they objected to, Obama determined that he could silently refuse to comply with laws and rely on previous signing statements to make his case for him. If no previous statement fit the bill, he would ask the OLC for a memo. How many secret memos the OLC has drafted in the past year and a half we have no way of knowing. [...]" Fourth and Stealth “Branch” of Governance: Presidential Executive Orders "To appreciate such an awesome lordship privilege, let’s examine some of its history. Conventional wisdom seems to agree that President Abraham Lincoln was the first president to assume Executive Orders [April 15, 1861: Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress] at the outbreak of the War Between the States, the Civil War, when he suspended habeas corpus [a person cannot be imprisoned arbitrarily without legal cause], which was a total disregard for Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution. [...]"
Exposé: Interior Department's New Oil Industry Watchdog Has No Energy Experience [06/21/10] "To overhaul federal oversight of offshore drilling, President Obama has turned to a Washington lawyer with a reputation for fixing broken government agencies, but little or no background with energy or environmental issues. [...]"
Obama to order federal agencies to compile 'do not pay list' [06/19/10] "President Obama will order federal agencies Friday to establish a national "do not pay list" to prevent the government from paying benefits, contracts, grants and loans to ineligible people or organizations, according to senior administration officials. [...]"
Obama, the Supreme Court and Maher Arar: No Accountability for Torture [06/19/10] "I am one of Arar’s lawyers, along with others at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. In twenty-five years as a civil rights and human rights lawyer, I have never handled a case of more egregious abuse. US officials not only delivered Arar to Syrian security forces that they regularly accuse of systematic torture, but did everything in their power to ensure that Arar could not get to a court to challenge their actions while he was in their custody. [...]"
Commentary: Obama seeks “inflection point” on Gulf oil disaster [06/19/10] "The past week saw the Obama administration, BP, and the US media seek out an “inflection point” in the Gulf oil blowout crisis, as chief White House adviser David Axlerod put it. Their aim was to somehow defuse growing popular anger over the disaster, while refurbishing the credibility of the government and stock value of BP. However, the exercise has underscored the subservience of the entire political establishment to the corporate and financial elite. [...]"
Obama Admin. Argues in Court That Individual Mandate Is a Tax [06/19/10] "In order to protect the new national health care law from legal challenges, the Obama administration has been forced to argue that the individual mandate represents a tax -- even though Obama himself argued the exact opposite while campaigning to pass the legislation. Late last night, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the Florida-based lawsuit against the health care law, arguing that the court lacks jurisdiction and that the State of Florida and fellow plaintiffs haven't presented a claim for which the court can grant relief. [...]"
Obama Warns Of 'Massive Layoffs Of Teachers, Police, And Firefighters' [06/14/10] "Congress allowed emergency health care assistance for unemployed workers to expire May 31, and seems unwilling to renew it despite pleas from President Barack Obama. On Saturday night, the White House released a letter Obama sent to congressional leaders of both parties asking for nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments to fend off "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to prevent a possible double-dip recession. "We are at a critical juncture on our nation's path to economic recovery," the president warned. "It is essential that we continue to explore additional measures to spur job creation and build momentum toward recovery, even as we establish a path to long-term fiscal discipline. At this critical moment, we cannot afford to slide backwards just as our recovery is taking hold." [...]" Related: The Bailout of Public-Sector Unions Has Begun "President Obama is asking for $50 Billion to distribute to state and local governments to avoid public-sector employee layoffs. (And for "public-sector employees", you can read "SEIU and Teacher's Unions".) The GOP is sure to oppose it, but may not be able to stop a concerted Democratic push. Bailing out the states (especially California) is going to take a lot more than a piddling $50 billion, of course. The first tranche is simply to establish precedent. The doors would then be thrown open to (potentially) a trillion dollars or more of taxpayer money -- TARP II would be a slush-fund for the various states who find themselves embarrassed for funds. At that point any pretense of federalism would be well and truly gone. California's travails are well-known (I certainly harp on them enough on this site). But New York is almost as bad a shape; state officials are threatening to issue IOUs in place of cash for tax refunds. Many states in the so-called "Rust Belt" -- particularly Michigan and Pennsylvania -- are mired in financial misery as well. But the important thing to remember is that these dire financial situations are mainly of the states' own making: they overspent in good times, and made overgenerous promises to their employees without thinking of the impact those promises would have when the economy turned south. [...]"
Investigations: Ballot Records Stolen During 2008 Elections Raise Suspicion [06/11/10] "Questions surrounding Obama’s birth certificate and his citizenship status continue to surface. There seems to be overwhelming evidence stacking up against the President of the United States. People like Reverend James David Manning and Phil Berg have been tirelessly exposing this illegal president any way they can. Really this is a no brainier, it is very simple. Obama does not need any negative press, his popularity is already at an all time low. Obama has the ability to end these damaging allegations surrounding his birth certificate. If he was truly legit, he would present his birth certificate. End of story. Obama has yet another problem, his name is Tim Adams. Adams was the former elections clerk for Honolulu, and he claims that Obama was not born in Hawaii. “There is no birth certificate, not even a long form” Adams said. During 2008 Adams job was to verify voters identity when he worked for the city and county of Honolulu. During that time Adams had complete access to the social security database, state drivers license info, passport information, and the national crime computer. [...]"
Obama Flashback: A Supreme Court Nominee With No Judicial Experience Requires Extreme Scrutiny [06/11/10] Video clip
ACLU director ‘disgusted’ with Obama policies on civil liberties and national security issues [06/10/10] "... According to Politico, the White House declined to comment. [...]" Note: Naive and slow-witted people, for sure.
CIA Inspector General Position Vacant For 14 Months [06/09/10] "More than a year after the CIA's inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency. The pressure from Congress comes as the administration is contending with concerns about its intelligence structure. A spate of failed terrorist attacks since December exposed flaws in the intelligence community's oversight. The administration also faces congressional unease over its new nominee for national intelligence director, James R. Clapper, after the forced resignation of the previous director, Dennis Blair. The government's inspectors general root out corruption, fraud and other abuses that rarely surface otherwise. Because the CIA's activities are mostly conducted in secrecy, the position is of special value. "I am disturbed that it has not been filled up to this point," said Fred Hitz, who served as the CIA inspector general for eight years until 1998. "I am wondering what is going on." [...]" | Obama quietly declines to nominate CIA watchdog
Exposé: Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel [06/07/10] Commentary: "Over at The Next Right, the've pieced together some interesting connections about the White House's ties to British Petroleum, better known as the company currently polluting the Gulf of Mexico. We all know Obama was the biggest recipient of BP's campaign cash in Washington, but it seems BP's ties to the White House run even deeper. According to The Next Right, PR firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources." The firm's Stanley Greenberg is married to Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. There was something of a flap last year when it was pointed out that White house Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had been living in the couple's Capitol Hill townhouse, resulting in a lot of questions about whether or not this arrangement violated congressional ethical guidelines. Further, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid Greenberg's firm some $500,000 in 2006 and 2008 while Emanuel was living with Greenberg, and Emanuel was even in charge of the DCCC during the 2006 election cycle. And I'd be willing to bet that BP has paid Greenberg Quinlan Rosner a lot more than that. I doubt I'm the only one who thinks that BP's relationship with the White House might be a little too close for comfort."
Obama Names James Clapper to Head Spy Agencies [06/06/10] "Barack Obama announces James Clapper, right, as his choice to oversee the nation's 16 spy agencies as director of national intelligence, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP) President Obama shrugged off warnings of a fight with Congress and chose a crusty, retired Air Force lieutenant general as his new intelligence chief, with a difficult assignment: complete the job of meshing the nation’s 16 spy agencies. Obama praised James Clapper, the Pentagon’s head of intelligence, as an espionage veteran who doesn’t mince words. If confirmed by the Senate, Clapper would replace retired Adm. Dennis Blair, Obama’s first director of national intelligence, who resigned last month after a rocky year and a half on the job. But lawmakers from both parties have voiced objections to Clapper, and his confirmation is far from certain. Obama said he wants senators to act quickly to confirm Clapper, saying the nomination “can’t fall victim to Washington politics.” [...]" Note: "Act quickly" -- another rush job .... all the more reason to stop, and look into this guy, his connections and predispositions.
Blagojevich corruption trial may touch 'Obama' [06/02/10] "Another possible wild card in Blagojevich's long-awaited trial that begins on Thursday is whether it will entangle Obama and his aides in Illinois' hurly-burly political theater. The trial, which is expected to last up to four months, may expose discrepancies in how members of Obama's future administration characterized its contacts with Blagojevich after the November 2008 election. [...]" Related: Blago Claims Obama Lied About Chicago Mob Linked Rosemont Casino License [06/02/10] " [...]"
Grand VizierCunt-In-Chief to World: You Will Submit Lew Rockwell [05/28/10] "Secretary of Statism Hillary Clinton…is there any doubt this woman is a neocon? Here’s a quote from her 5/27 speech: "Because ultimately, if nations do not believe that what the United States is trying to ask them to do or making the case for them to do is in their interest, that’s a nonstarter. Some nations have expanded the definition of what’s in their interest." [...]" Note: In other words: The idea that a nation might not submit to U.S. hegemony is unacceptable, and their own national interest, as defined by themselves, is no excuse for not doing so. These people live in a dangerous dream-world movie. Time to shut off the projector, and that's happening, like a dirty snowball rolling downhill, as we speak. Check out a Hillary supporters naive blog.
Obama's Past: Who is Barack Obama? [05/28/10] [9:50] Make this video viral again, it was removed. Barry Soetoro is not eligible to be the president. our military is not under obligation to obey his orders. His unconstitutional laws should be null and void
Obama Deficit Commission Member Calls For Pentagon Audit [05/27/10] "A leading Republican on the president's deficit commission has called, informally, for an audit of the Department of Defense, arguing that without a true sense of what is being spent and where, it will be impossible to achieve significant budget savings [...]"
Exposé: Obama Interrogation Official, Susan E. Brandon, Linked to U.S. Mind Control Research [05/25/10] "A new article at Truthout I co-wrote with author and investigative journalist H.P. Albarelli describes how the CIA’s Artichoke Project* was the contemporaneous and operational side of the MK-ULTRA mind control research program. It was not superceded by MK-ULTRA in the 1950s, as often supposed. Even more, Artichoke-derived methods of using drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation and overload, behavioral modification techniques and other methods of mind control have resurfaced as a primary component of U.S. interrogation practice. The Truthout article includes some amazing revelations, including the largest description to date of the roles of then-Ford administration officials Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld in working hand-in-glove with the CIA to suppress information on Artichoke from surfacing. [...]"
Obama Hand Seen in Justice Department Ending Criminal Probe of AIG Executives [05/24/10] "Responding to news that the Justice Department has dropped its criminal probe of two AIG executives, Lyndon LaRouche commented yesterday that extraordinary pressure must have been exerted on the Attorney General for him to have taken such a step, and that it was undoubtedly Obama himself, along with sidekick Timothy Geithner, who put the screws on the DOJ. After all, when Obama held his press conference to crow about the passage of the cloture motion on the "finance reform" May 20, he led off by saying, "Our goal is not to punish the banks...." [...]"
Will Obama White House Lie About Shorebank Connection? [05/24/10] "After three Congressmen, Issa, Biggert, and Bachus, sent letters to the White House inquiring as to the White House role in the decision of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and GE Capital to invest nearly $150 million in the Chicago-based ShoreBank in order to prevent it from being seized by the FDIC, new facts have emerged which suggest that there is no way in the world that the White House was not involved. Consider the following connections of the ShoreBank to Barack Obama: [...]"
Obama addresses West Point: Calls For New "International Order" [05/23/10] [1:12] Note: No surprise there.
Obama’s Regulatory Czar Pushes Creepy Plan for Legally Controlling Internet Information [05/18/10] Audio clip on Video "Cass Sunstein: "Sometimes people don't do what's best for our society." [...]" Note: Sunstein is a suppressive sequential incarnation who hates individuality and uniqueness, and loves group control and manipulation dynamics. Here is another HARVARD sequential flunkie ... there are more than a dozen of them ... people who are dangerous and suppressive.
Obama starts deploying interrogation teams [05/24/10] "The Obama administration has started using special law enforcement and intelligence teams to interrogate suspected militants in the United States and abroad, including the Pakistani-American arrested in the Times Square bombing plot [...]"
An Examination of Obama's Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in his Speeches [05/16/10] "This document contains over 60 pages of evidence and analysis proving Barack Obama’s use of a little-known and highly deceptive and manipulative form of “hack” hypnosis on millions of unaware Americans, and reveals what only a few psychologists and hypnosis/NLP experts know. Barack Obama’s speeches contain the hypnosis techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson, M.D. who developed a form of “conversational” hypnosis that could be hidden in seemingly normal speech and used on patients without their knowledge for therapy purposes. Obama’s speeches intentionally contain: Obama’s techniques are the height of deception and psychological manipulation, remaining hidden because one must understand the science behind the language patterns in order to spot them. This document examines Obama’s speeches word by word, hand gesture by hand gesture, tone, pauses, body language, and proves his use of covert hypnosis intended only for licensed therapists on consenting patients. Obama’s mesmerized, cult-like, grade-school-crush-like worship by millions is not because “Obama is the greatest leader of a generation” who simply hasn’t accomplished anything, who magically “inspires” by giving speeches. Obama is committing perhaps the biggest fraud and deception in American history. [...]"
US files first defense of health care law in court [05/14/10] "Critics who allege that Congress overstepped the U.S. Constitution by requiring Americans to carry health insurance are "flatly wrong," the Obama administration said Wednesday in its first court defense of the landmark health care law. Congress acted well within its power to regulate interstate commerce and to provide for the general welfare, Justice Department lawyers argued in a 46-page brief filed in federal district court in Detroit. For the courts to overturn President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation would amount to unwarranted interference with the policymaking authority of Congress, they added. [...]"
Commentary: Obama Scraps Iraq Withdrawal [05/14/10] "...Obama has not announced that there will be no withdrawal. It’s just gone from 16 months to a partial withdrawal by august, to a partial withdrawal by August that won’t start until it’s almost August — and with no checks on these changes from congress or anywhere else, just discretion of the president or the generals. Unless there is push-back the delays will grow and grow, and completeness of any withdrawal will be scaled back. The SOFA requires ALL FORCES out by the end of next year and does not actually legalize any of them being there right now. [...]"
An Updated List of Goldman Sachs Ties to the Obama Government [05/13/10] "This essay shows the pervasive influence of Goldman Sachs and its units (like the Goldman-Robert Rubin-funded Hamilton Project embedded in the Brookings Institution) in the Obama government. These names are in addition to those compiled on an older such list and published here at FDL. In the future, I will combine the names here and those on the earlier article but I urge readers to look at the earlier list too (links below). Combined, this is the largest and most comprehensive list of such ties yet published. For readability and clarity, I have NOT included many of the details and links that are found in the earlier article so as to make this one less repetitive and easier to read. So, if you want more documentation, please look at my earlier diary here at Firedoglake called “A List of Goldman Sachs People in the Obama Government: Names Attached To The Giant Squid’s Tentacles” published on April 27, 2010. Note too that I have intentionally used the words, “Obama government” rather than “Obama administration” because some of these connections are not technically within his administration. These would include ambassadorial appointments and Supreme Court appointments (like that anticipated for Elena Kagan). This also includes lobbyists like Dick Gephardt who has multiple connections/input to Obama and to Goldman Sachs and the Hamilton Project. [...]"
Investigators: Obama uses Connecticut Soc. Sec. Number [05/13/10] "Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state. In addition, the records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama's earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii. WND has copies of affidavits filed separately in a presidential eligibility lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia by Ohio licensed private investigator Susan Daniels and Colorado private investigator John N. Sampson. The investigators believe Obama needs to explain why he is using a Social Security number reserved for Connecticut applicants that was issued at a date later than he is known to have held employment. [...]"
Elena Kagan White House "Interview" Riles Reporters [05/12/10] Video clip [3:22] "n the interview, conducted by a White House staffer who produces videos for the administration, Kagan discusses her childhood, parents and professional career. At one point she jokes that people get confused between her job as solicitor general arguing cases before the Supreme Court and the attorney general, who puts "the labels on the cigarette packages." While the White House seems to believe the American people deserve to hear from Kagan, it has not made her available to reporters. That prompted some consternation at today's White House briefing. "It appears that Solicitor General Kagan did an interview yesterday right after the president's announcement," said a reporter. "You've now posted that on the White House Web site. Who did the interview? And can I have one?" "I think it's -- I think it's on the website if you want to see it," responded Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. The decision to post an interview with Kagan conducted by a government employee - not a journalist - is in line with the Obama administration's policy of regularly using new media tools to go around traditional media. Doing so allows the administration to better control its message - and, in this case, avoid any uncomfortable questions for their Supreme Court nominee. Still, it's worth noting that it seems to be unprecedented for the nominee to be heard from at all before the confirmation hearings, other than in the initial introduction and in brief photo ops with senators. "This White House has taken its use of the web to a new level with this move," said CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer. "The ultimate unfiltered message. Kagan 'in her own words' without anyone else's words." [...]"
A Concurrence In The Case Against Elena Kagan [05/10/10] "Last week Glenn Greenwald penned a solid case delineating why current Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who is at the top of the purported Obama “short list”, would make a poor nominee to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Despite the hard truth in Greenwald’s facts and arguments, he has been blistered by both the Obama Administration and their apologists and fanboys. The Administration has, as reported by Sam Stein, even enlisted a hit team of loyalist flaks and supporters to discredit Greenwald and his article. [...]"
Elena Kagan's Goldman Sachs Ties [05/10/10] "On Friday, a slew of inquiries was made to the White House and Justice Department about a minor post Solicitor General Elena Kagan once held at Goldman Sachs, the investment bank under fire over controversial mortgage securities transactions. Kagan served on a Goldman advisory council between 2005 and 2008, with the task of providing expert "analysis and advice to Goldman Sachs and its clients." For her work she earned a $10,000 stipend. While the work Kagan did for Goldman remains largely brief or unknown, the Huffington Post was passed along two reports that the advisory council completed in 2005 and 2008 (posted below). The findings touch on the broad risks that the world economy faced and contain the type of insight expected from a largely formal panel. In terms of content, they came up a bit short, failing to mention credit bubbles in major economies (such as the U.S. housing market) as a looming problem. [...]" Obama's Kagan Choice Will Push Court to the Right "..it appears Obama will take the cautious route and nominate Kagan, who has no record of judicial opinions and no formidable legal writings. After the health care debacle, he should know that the right-wingers will not be appeased by this milk toast appointment, but will oppose whomever he nominates. [...]" Note: Another Harvard flunky Jewish appointee with a right-wing sequentialized bent, just like Cass Sunstein and others .... dangerous people.
Kagan supported detaining terror suspects indefinitely without trial [05/10/10] "Elena Kagan, President Obama's selection for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, says she supports holding terror suspects without trial -- indefinitely, in some cases. Questioned as to whether she'd support the detention of al Qaeda suspects without access to US laws -- or even a trial to prove their guilt -- Kagan told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) last year she backed the Obama Administration's policy of "indefinite detention." [...]"
Seymour Hersh on Obama Being "Dominated" by the U.S. Military [05/10/10] "To use a basketball or a football analogy, American football, fourth quarter – he may have a game plan. At this point he's in real trouble. Because the military are dominating him on the important issues of the world: Iraq, Iran, Afghan and Pakistan. And he's following the policies of Bush and Cheney almost to a fare-thee-well. He talks differently. And he's much brighter, he's much more of the world. So one only hopes he has a game plan that will include doing something, but he's in real trouble, in terms of – he's in real trouble. In Iraq I don't have to tell anybody the prospects – in the American press they never mention Moqtada Sadr, but look out. He's going to be the kingmaker of that country. He's now studying in Iran. And he's going to be the next ayatollah-to-be. I don't know how he'll work it out with Sistani. But he's going to be the force, the Shia. And so this is going to be very complicated for us because the two men we talk about, Allawi and Maliki, have about as much to do with the average Iraqi – they're both ex-pats. Allawi, let's see, he was certainly an American agent and a British agent, the MI-6, the CIA, the Jordanians ran him probably for Mossad. I'm not telling you anything that is not a fact. So who knows? So Iraq is very problematical. There's going to be much more violence. Whether it's civil war or not it's going to be much more violence. He's never going to win, whatever that means, in Afghanistan. The only solution in Afghanistan is a settlement with the Taliban. And the only person to settle with is Mullah Omar, and he's become another Hitler to the American public. So how we're going to do that and survive politically? [...]"
Obama: "The State" Is "Threatened" by "Uncensored Information" [05/09/10] "Obama told college graduates on Saturday that the current media environment “bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments [can't have that], some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter” (that is, which tell the truth and expose his lies). “With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work [in the 2008 campaign, he claimed to have an iPod] — information becomes a distraction, a diversion” (that is, you can learn things the government wants covered up). “Some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction” — he does not, btw, mean the crazy claim that Iraq or Afghanistan or Iran must be destroyed, that people’s nude bodies must be photographed in airports, or all the DC rest. “All of this is…putting new pressures on our country [the state] and on our democracy [the regime].” The bad guys hate the internet; it quakes with fear over information and education that it does not control. [...]"
Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War [05/09/10] "There's more war in America's future - a great deal more, judging by the Barack Obama administration's reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months. These documents and deeds include the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the Ballistic Missile Defense Report, the nuclear security summit in New York and the May 3-28 United Nations nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, as well as the continuing wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, and the 2011 Pentagon war budget request. The United States government presides as a military colossus of unrivalled dimension, but the QDR, which was published in February, suggests Washington views America as being constantly under the threat of attack from a multitude of fearsome forces bent on its destruction. As such, trillions more dollars must be invested in present and future wars - ostensibly to make safe the besieged homeland. [...]"
Obama's Giant London-to-Chicago Climate Swindle: A Trillion Dollars Per Fart [05/06/10] "The climate hoax legislation now pushed by President Obama would provide trillions of dollars in loot for a gang of speculators whose central instrument, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), was initiated by Obama himself. While he was an Illinois state senator, Obama in 2000-2001 engineered private foundation funding for the start-up of the Exchange scheme, whose British, Wall Street, and Chicago beneficiaries soon boosted him rapidly into the U.S. Senate and the White House. [...]"
Obama is biggest recipient of BP’s political action cash in the last 20 years [05/06/10] "Barack Obama is the biggest recipient of BP political action committee donations of any political candidate in the last 20 years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and an analysis published Wednesday by Politico. [...]"
Obama Justice Department Tells Court to Shield White House Visitor Logs from Full Disclosure and FOIA Law [05/03/10] "Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the Obama Justice Department advanced the erroneous claim in an April 21, 2010, court filing that Secret Service’s logs of White House visitors are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As Judicial Watch noted in its original complaint filed on December 7, 2009, this claim “has been litigated and rejected repeatedly” by the courts. [...]"
Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents [05/01/10] "The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. [...]"
Obama Secret Service Forces Local Police to Corral Protesters [04/30/10] "Who gave the order to call in the riot police on protesters? Word is that Secret Service from inside the venue and the presidential team pressured local law enforcement, who were against the idea. Local cops were overruled, I’m told by various sources, including a few members of local press. Moore reported that she overheard Secret Service telling the riot squad to “push them back, out of sight.” ..." Note: Various video clips are included. Related: U.S. Army Training To Take On Tea Party Protesters | New Video Shows Militarized Police at Obama Event in Illinois
Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents [04/28/10] "The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Dept informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people. The agencies said that divulging the material could jeopardize their prosecution of Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the accused gunman. ..."
Secret papers reveal Senate 'talks' between Obama and Blagojevich [04/25/10] "Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president's public statements on the case. According to passages in the papers filed Thursday by Blagojevich's lawyers -- which were blacked out under a judge's order but made visible by a computer glitch -- Obama, then president-elect, spoke directly to the disgraced governor on Dec. 1, 2008. But just one week later -- on the day Blagojevich was indicted -- Obama told reporters flatly, "I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not -- I was not aware of what was happening." ..." Related: Flashback: Obama Claims No Blago Contact Over Senate Seat Note: After this week's release that Obama and Blago talked about Obama's Senate seat, this video suggests Obama was lying in December 2008. Here's the video, at the 3 minute and 3 second marker, where Obama claims "no contact with the Governor or his office".
Blagojevic Subpoena Spells Big Trouble for Obama [04/25/10] "The White House cannot be pleased by the subpoena issued for President Obama's sworn testimony, filed April 22 by attorneys for former Illinois Governor and Obama crony Rod Blagojevic. A number of credible observers regard the subpoena as serious, and believe that it will be difficult for Obama to wriggle out of this one. ..."
Commentary: Obama Revives Rumsfeld’s Missile Scheme, Risks Nuke War [04/25/10] "The Obama administration is poised to take up one of the more dangerous and hare- brained schemes of the Rumsfeld-era Pentagon. The New York Times is reporting that the Defense Department is once again looking to equip intercontinental ballistic missiles with conventional warheads. The missiles could then, in theory, destroy fleeing targets a half a world away — a no-notice “bolt from the blue,” striking in a matter of hours. There’s just one teeny-tiny problem: the launches could very well start World War III. ..."
Obama's Mental Faculties Called Into Question [04/24/10] "There are several recent developments which tend to call into question the faculties of President Obama. ..."
US to launch secret 'space warplane' [04/21/10] "The United States Air Force has announced that it will launch a secret space plane that has sparked speculation about the militarization of space. The Pentagon has set April 21 as the date for the launch of the robotic space plane known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), which is a reusable unmanned plane capable of long outer space missions at low orbits. Since the nature of the project is shrouded in mystery, defense analysts allege that the US military is building the first generation of US 'space Predator drones' that will build up the United States' space armada, the Christian Science Monitor wrote in a recent article. Military experts argue that the US Department of Defense would not have saved NASA's costly X-37B project, which had been scrapped, if it did not have a military application. ..."
Obama’s Justice Department indicts NSA whistleblower [04/16/10] "A former senior National Security Agency official is facing a slew of charges over the leaking of classified information about the super secret intelligence agency to a newspaper reporter. Thomas Drake, 52, of Glenwood, Maryland, was charged in a 10-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Maryland, the Justice Department said in a statement Thursday. Drake, a high-ranking employee at the NSA between 2001 and 2008, is accused of illegally retaining classified information, obstructing justice and making false statements. Drake is alleged to have provided information to a newspaper reporter for a series of articles published between February 2006 and November 2007. The indictment did not identify the reporter, described only as "Reporter A," or the "national newspaper" but various reports identified her as Siobhan Gorman of The Baltimore Sun. ..."
George Shultz Lies on the SDI, Endorses Obama [04/16/10] "In an interview printed in the Christian Science Monitor on April 14, George Shultz, the man who dismantled the Bretton Woods System under Richard Nixon and launched Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's fascist Operation Condor along with Felix Rohatyn, endorsed British puppet President Barack Obama's current nuclear-weapons-reduction policy as a continuation of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which was authored by Lyndon LaRouche. ..."
Brzezinski censures Obama's ME policy [04/13/10] "The former US national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has criticized President Barack Obama for his Middle East policy. ..." Note: Curious, since BRZ is alleged to be the one whose policy Obama 'follows'.
'Professor' Obama? Title never granted: Barack, Michelle not licensed to practice law [04/12/10] "WND has traced the current controversy to Doug Ross and a March 1 posting on his DirectorBlue.blogspot.com asserting the Obamas are no longer lawyers registered to practice law in Illinois and that claims President Obama was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago are "a sham." This current round of the controversy harkens back to the 2008 presidential campaign when Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton made nearly the same charges in a March 25, 2008, "Hillary for President" press release entitled "Just Embellished Words: Senator Obama's Record of Exaggerations & Misstatements." After stating Barack Obama was not a law professor at the University of Chicago, the Clinton press release insisted: "He (Barack Obama) is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school. In academia, there's a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter. Professors have tenure while lecturers do not." . ..."
Obama going off the deep end [04/11/10] "A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality. A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and led commentator Charles Krauthammer to mockingly say, "I don't know why you are so surprised. It’s only nine times the length of the Gettysburg address, and after all Lincoln was answering an easier question, the higher purpose of the union and the soldiers who fell in battle." This lapse of delusion occurred in front of a friendly audience. Overall, Barack Obama seems to be slipping into a slightly more delusional state these days. On Monday, following his embarrassing answer on Saturday, Obama stopped by the Washington Nationals home opener to loft an effeminate toss toward home plate constituting the ceremonial first pitch. After this display, Obama was mucking it up in the press booth talking about his love of the Chicago White Sox. The announcers asked Obama which players he supported growing up a White Sox fan. After hemming and hawing for about 30 seconds, Obama responded that he grew up in Hawaii and was actually an A's fan. Again, he avoided mentioning any players by name. Obama seems to believe that he can say whatever he wants, and not reap the consequences or be forced to defend his empty assertions. Obama behaves in a manner so disconnected from reality that he is shocked when someone has the audacity to question him. Obama acts like his word is infallible. In March of last year Obama was on “60 Minutes” with Steve Kroft. Throughout the interview as Kroft questioned about the economic downturn and people losing their life savings, Obama just kept laughing. A one point CBS’s Kroft stopped him and asked, “Are you punch drunk?" How will the American people react to seeing their president laugh off their predicament? Obama’s inappropriate laughter clearly demonstrated he has lost touch with the pain that people are feeling. Obama portrays himself as the larger-than-life figure towering above the political fray. At the summit when Obama was pushing his health care package through Congress, he attempted to act as if he were the chief arbiter of truth. With petty insults, he slapped down what the Republicans proposed and audaciously claimed his was a “bipartisan bill.” Obama distorts the truth with such frequency that one must start to question if Obama even realizes he is lying or is so disassociated from the truth that he believes what he says. A further example of Obama’s delusions of grandeur occurred when he ......" Note: Interesting piece.
Grounds for Obama's Impeachment or Removal from Office Keep Growing [04/05/10] "Lyndon LaRouche yesterday highlighted two elements, from a growing bill of indictment against President Barack Obama, warranting his immediate impeachment, or resignation from office. Obama's 24-hour trip to Kabul last week, where he scolded President Karzai for "corruption," but made no mention of the opium trade, was a phase-shift. ..."
Obama "Guilty of Impeachable Crimes," Says Author David Lindorff [04/04/10] "Investigative journalist David Lindorff, who worked closely with Rep. John Conyers' House Committee on the Judiciary in 2005-2006, making the case for the impeachment of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush—that is, before Nancy Pelosi took impeachment "off the table"—is the first former Obama-lover to call for Obama's impeachment. ..."
Obama lies to CBS on Iran nuclear evidence; CBS publishes lies in conspiracy for unlawful war [04/04/10] "Based on the history of lies preceding the unlawful US armed attack and invasion of Iraq (explained verbally here), Americans have little time to stop a lie-based US armed attack of Iran. Official US policy allows first-strike use of nuclear weapons based upon these lies. CBS printed obvious lies of President Obama that are fully refuted by all International Atomic Energy Agency reports that ALL of Iran’s nuclear material is fully accountable for peaceful and legal use for energy and medical isotopes. Mr. Obama’s lies are also fully refuted by the current unanimous agreement of all 16 US intelligence agencies published in their current National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). The documentation for the two above facts is here. ..."
The Biggest Hustle in Human History [04/01/10] "...Chicago Law School faculty hated Obama "because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool" ..."
Advocate of 9/11 Censorship on Obama’s Short List for Supreme Court [03/31/10] "Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law Professor and Confidant of Obama was appointed to be Obama’s head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He became infamous within this movement for writing a paper on how to best to combat “Government Conspiracy Theory Groups,” including by covert infiltration, as described by Glen Greenwald. ..." Note: This guy is a real piece of work. Another idiot sequential from Harvard.
Obama's CMS Nominee Advised British NHS, Was Knighted By Queen For It [03/31/10] "The physician President Obama is nominating to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was recently named an honorary knight commander of the British Empire. The service for which the Queen Elizabeth honored Dr. Donald Berwick, was his role as consultant and advisor to the British National Health Service (NHS) from 1996 to 2003. ..."
Monsanto in the White House Garden: One Recess Appointment That's Toxic [03/31/10] "One of the 15 installed was Islam Siddiqui, who just left his post as vice president of science and regulatory affairs for CropLife America, the lobby group representing pesticide and biotech crop producers and distributors. As far as PR goes, CropLife's basic goal is to replace the term "pesticide" with "crop protection" and "genetically-modified crops" with "science." CropLife's clients include Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta and DuPont. Siddiqui managed to pass through his hearing with the Senate Finance Committee back in December, despite his being a lobbyist for some of the most feared and reviled companies in the world. ..." Related: Pro-GMO chemical pollutor becomes Obama’s ag trade negotiator "Despite declining bee and butterfly populations from agricultural chemicals, yesterday the US Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination for chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the U.S. trade representative, Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui. ... “Dr. Siddiqui’s confirmation is a step backward,” said Tierra Curry, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity (the “Center”). “His appointment ensures the perpetuation of pesticide- and fossil-fuel-intensive policies, which undermine global food security and imperil public health and wildlife.” As undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Siddiqui oversaw the development of the first national organic labeling standards, which allowed sewage sludge-fertilized, genetically modified, and irradiated food to be labeled as organic, reports the Center. After a nationwide campaign spearheaded by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) in which the USDA was deluged with 280,000 irate letters and emails, Siddiqui, Monsanto, and the USDA backed off. Apparently to no avail. Siddiqui is a former pesticide lobbyist and is currently vice president of science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America, a biotech and pesticide trade group that lobbies to weaken environmental laws. He takes the absurd position that pesticides are not pollutants because they’re not intended to be pollutants ....."
Obama Disapproval 50% For First Time [03/31/10] Note: The other half of the country is mentally ill.
Obama’s Heritage Foundation Socialism [03/26/10] "Krugman points out that the Bush-era Heritage Foundation proposed a reform package eerily similar to Obamacare. Krugman thinks this is an argument for Obamacare, but I see it as another reason not to trust conservatives on questions of economic liberty. During the Bush years, conservative think tanks advocated the unconstitutional individual mandate and subsidies? Of course they did. No surprise here. After all, social democracy is simply soft corporatist fascism, with a different emphasis. Can we pass off a conservative imposition on the individual, all to benefit connected health care firms, in the name of standing up to them? Yes we can. By the way, isn’t it sickening to see the left mourn the separation of David Frum from AEI? How dare a conservative organization disassociate with someone who is not just for the warfare state, but the welfare state too? Socialist warmongers like Frum and Lindsey Graham are seen as “moderates” by most leftists, since they are wrong not just on war but on everything. ..."
Obama is "The Emergence of Elective Dictatorship in America" LaRouchePAC Breaking News [03/24/10] "The British have again demonstrated that they understand the reality that Obama, the fascist, is quickly going down. In an article in the London Daily Telegraph, Toby Young describes President Obama as more of a British-style Prime Minister than a President. Under the American system of checks and balances, the Executive is made independent of the Congress, making the U.S. less vulnerable to dictatorial excesses. However, writes Young, as the health vote shows, Obama has become "the most partisan President in living memory. ...
Obama is a Fascist [03/24/10] "On Sunday, March 21, the disgraced and hated U.S. Congress committed an act of mass genocide, while committing mass political suicide, by voting to pass President Obama's fascist health care legislation. That bill includes the Nazi T-4-modeled IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board), designed to dictate death to categories of citizens deemed "useless eaters", without Congressional "interference" — exactly as Lyndon LaRouche had warned for months was the British Empire's central demand. ..."
LaRouche: Obama's Pathological State of Euphoria [03/24/10] "As of today, President Barack Obama has reached a virtually uncontrollable pathological state of euphoria of the type against which I had forewarned in my publicized diagnosis in my April 11, 2009 international webcast. ..."
Obama’s Lie Built Upon a Lie (Built Upon Another Lie) [03/23/10] "Here’s an interesting short video of candidate Obama discussing his uncle who was part of the Black unit that liberated the Auschwitz Concentration Camp at the end of World War II. The problems are, according to the video, (1) Obama didn’t have an uncle who served in the U.S. Army and (2) Auschwitz was not even liberated by an American army unit—it was liberated by the Russians. ..." Note: Obama is a sequential who has no concept of his 'job.'
Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme [03/19/10] "The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats—including the president, vice president and secretary of state—has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades. Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates. Among them are some of the nation’s best known and most powerful Democrats, including Secretary of State and former New York Senator Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Nemazee was actually the national finance chairman of Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign as well as John Kerry’s in 2004. The corrupt “investment banker” went on to raise more than half a million dollars for Obama after Clinton’s primary defeat and donated the maximum ($50,000) allowed to the new president’s inauguration committee. Less than a year ago Nemazee hosted a $28,500-a-head fundraiser for Obama in his luxurious Upper East Side New York penthouse. When Nemazee was criminally charged last fall, top Democrats scrambled to return his tainted money and there is plenty floating around the coffers of the party’s elite. For nearly a decade Nemazee was a key figure in Democratic fundraising circles, donating and gathering hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nemazee was so well-connected that in the late 1990s Bill Clinton nominated him to be a U.S. ambassador in Argentina though the position never materialized. Another top Democratic fundraiser, admitted Chinese swindler Norman Hsu, is in jail for fraud. Hsu raised nearly $1 million for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and substantial sums for party leaders like New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Clinton was so tight with Hsu that a voicemail recording of her praising Hsu was presented as evidence in federal court. In it she repeatedly thanks Hsu for his support and tells the one-time fugitive she’s never seen anybody who has been more loyal and more effective. ..." Related: Dem fund-raiser admits bank fraud in a Ponzi scheme "A wealthy businessman who raised money for leading Democratic Party politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, pleaded guilty on Thursday to defrauding three major banks out of $292.2 million in loan transactions, Reuters reported. Hassan Nemazee, 60, who once ran a private equity firm, admitted in Manhattan federal court to defrauding Bank of America of more than $142 million, Citigroup of $74.9 million and HSBC Holdings of $74.9 million to pay his debt to Citigroup.
Did Obama Buy Off 2 Votes With 'Water Deal'? [03/19/10] "Is this Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats? As a vote approaches on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare, Code Red is now considering two supposedly “undecided” California Democrats, Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, to now be “yes” votes. The U.S. Department of Interior announced yesterday that it is increasing water allocations for the Central Valley of California, a region that depends on these water allocations to support local agriculture and jobs. The region has recently been starved for water and as a result unemployment has soared. Not surprisingly, Cardoza and Costa had a hand in the announcement: ..."
Politician Alexi Giannoulias, Opting for Obama's Senate Seat, Owns Bank That Loaned $52 million to Criminals in the Chicago mob [03/13/10] "U.S. Rep Mark Kirk said today that Thursday's arrest of a Giannoulias Family friend and bank customer brings the amount of money Broadway Bank has loaned to criminals to $52 million. State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Kirk's Democratic opponent for U.S. Senate, has said that as chief loan officer of his family's bank from 2002 to 2006, he did not check loan applicants’ arrest records.
Kirk calls that "reckless." ..."
White House Backs Chicago Mob Linked Alexi Giannoulias [03/11/10] VIDEO [0:55]
Obama taps ex-Army general to head TSA [03/09/10] "A retired general with an extensive background in intelligence gathering has been selected to lead the Transportation Security Administration. NBC's Brian Williams reports. (Nightly News) ..."
Commentary: Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama By Chris Hedges [03/02/10] "We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives. Obama lies as cravenly, if not as crudely, as George W. Bush. He promised us that the transfer of $12.8 trillion in taxpayer money to Wall Street would open up credit and lending to the average consumer. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), however, admitted last week that banks have reduced lending at the sharpest pace since 1942. As a senator, Obama promised he would filibuster amendments to the FISA Reform Act that retroactively made legal the wiretapping and monitoring of millions of American citizens without warrant; instead he supported passage of the loathsome legislation. He told us he would withdraw American troops from Iraq, close the detention facility at Guantánamo, end torture, restore civil liberties such as habeas corpus and create new jobs. None of this has happened. ..."
Obama’s ‘Chicago mafia’ blamed for paralysis at the top [02/22/10] "This administration has managed to divide its friends and unite its enemies,” said Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Programme at the New America Foundation. He and others lay the blame on the Chicago team, advisers from Obama’s adopted city. “Obama’s West Wing is filled with people who are in their jobs because of their Chicago connections or because they signed on early during his presidential campaign,” complained Doug Wilder, who in 1990s Virginia was America’s first elected black governor and was an early backer of Obama. “One problem is they do not have sufficient experience at governing at the executive branch level. The deeper problem is that they are not listening to the people.” Obama relies on five people, four of whom are Chicagoans. They are Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, David Axelrod and Jarrett, his political advisers, and Michelle, while the fifth kitchen cabinet member is Robert Gibbs, his chief spokesman, who comes from Alabama. The president consults them on everything. Military commanders were astounded when they participated in Afghanistan war councils and referred to them as the “Chicago mafia”. It was this group that inserted into Obama’s Afghan surge speech the deadline of July 2011 as a date to start withdrawing. With Democrats fearing big losses in the mid-term elections in November, the knives are out for Emanuel, whose abrasive manner and use of profanities have won him few friends. Although his job is to deflect criticism from his boss, Rahmbo, as he is known, seems to have gone over the top. The Wall Street Journal reported him losing his temper at a strategy session in August and referring to liberals as “fucking retarded”. He is said to have sent dead fish to a pollster whose numbers he did not like. Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, called on Obama to remove Emanuel, arguing that he needs someone who knows how to navigate Washington or will end up being no more than a speechmaker. ..."
Obama’s atomic blunder [02/19/10] "As Vermont seethes with radioactive contamination and the Democratic Party crumbles, Barack Obama has plunged into the atomic abyss. In the face of fierce green opposition and withering scorn from both liberal and conservative budget hawks, Obama has done what George W. Bush could not — pledge billions of taxpayer dollars for a relapse of the 20th century’s most expensive technological failure. Obama has announced some $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for two new reactors planned for Georgia. Their Westinghouse AP-1000 designs have been rejected by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as being unable to withstand natural cataclysms like hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. ..." Related: Commentary: Five Reasons NOT to Invest in Nuclear Power "Obama announced that the Energy department will provide an $8.3 billion loan guarantee to the Southern Co. for its proposed nuclear power plant near Augusta, GA. News coverage has been mostly supportive and, in some cases, bordering on cheerleading. In his blog for the Atlantic magazine, Editor Daniel Indiviglio laid out "five reasons to cheer Obama's ambition." Let's take a closer look at these "five reasons." ..." Energy Sec Unaware That Nuclear Loans Have 50 Percent Risk of Default "In fact, the economics of the nuclear industry look so dicey that Wall Street banks—no strangers to high-risk investments—have for several years balked at financing new plants unless the government underwrites the deal. "There will be no nuclear renaissance beyond what the government is willing to underwrite," Peter Bradford, a former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who is now a professor at Vermont Law School, told Mariah Blake in a recent piece for Mother Jones. And the nuclear industry has not been shy about announcing its reliance on the taxpayer. "Without loan guarantees we will not build nuclear power plants," Michael J. Wallace, co-chief executive of UniStar Nuclear and vice president of Constellation Energy, told the New York Times in 2007. That means the government would assume almost all the risk. ..."
Obama Eyes Western Land for National Monuments, Angering Some [02/19/10] "More than a dozen pristine landscapes, wildlife habitats and scenic rivers in 11 Western states, some larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined, are under consideration by the Obama administration to become America's newest National Monuments -- a decision the administration can make unilaterally without local input or congressional approval. According t