1. Benghazi was a direct effort to change the facts surrounding an attack by al Qaeda, making it look as an anti-American demonstration caused by a U-TUBE assembled by an Egyptian American. An attack that MAY have caught administration by surprise, but whose cover-up may have begun before the attack ended. The coverup of these facts continued for weeks, allowing the crime scene in Benghazi to go stale and the leaders to escape unmolested despite heavy losses. Of the four American lives lost, parents and loved ones attending their funeral were variously but directly lied to by Obama, Hillary, and VP Biden regarding the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
2. The IRS scandal is still developing (but widening by the hour). It appears to be a widely coordinated effort by or through the IRS to delay or intimidate groups (and now individuals) that advocated policies in opposition to present federal government initiatives. Evidence is now also emerging that the IRS may only have been just one agency targeting political opponents. Other agencies abusing their powers may have included: The Department of Agriculture, EPA, FCC, SEC, and others. If true, it would be the most widespread abuse of an administration and political party directed at another in history and far more chilling than previous instances (like Watergate) because of its breadth and scope and the possible willingness of federal bureaucrats to execute.
3. The AP scandal is sill developing. It involves the use of a secret subpoena by the Department of Justice used to record activity (calls made and received) of over 200 reporters. Attorney General Holder, a man of low repute and fixer of the Clinton pardon of fugitive Marc Rich, has recused himself from the investigation.
- First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period - Source: Huffington Post)
- First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)
- First President to Sign into Law a Bill That Permits the Government to “Hold Anyone Suspected of Being Associated With Terrorism Indefinitely, Without Any Form of Due Process. No Indictment. No Judge or Jury. No Evidence. No Trial. Just an Indefinite Jail Sentence” (NDAA Bill - Source: Business Insider)
- First President to Refuse to Tell the Public What He Did For Eight (8) Hours After Being Informed That a U.S. Ambassador Was Facing Imminent Death During a Terror Attack (Source: Mediate)
- First President to Lie About the Reason For an Ambassador’s Death, Blaming it on an Internet Video Rather Than What He Knew to be the Case: the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia (Source: House Oversight Committee, et. al.)
- First President to Have an Innocent Filmmaker Thrown in Jail After Lying About the Cause for a Deadly Attack on U.S. Diplomats, Using the Filmmaker as a Scapegoat (Source: CNN)
- First President to Use the IRS to “Unfairly Target Political Enemies” as Well as Jewish Groups (Source: Sen. Ted Cruz)
- First President to Unlawfully Seize Telephone Records of More than 100 Reporters to Intimidate and/or Bully Them (Source:Associated Press)
- First President to Witness a Single Cabinet Secretary Commit Multiple Hatch Act Violations Without Acting, Speaking Out, Disciplining or Firing That Person (Source: New York Times)
- First President to Have His Attorney General Held in Criminal Contempt of Congress For His Efforts to Cover Up Operation Fast and Furious, That Killed Over 300 Individuals (Source: Politico)
- First President to claim Executive Privilege to shield a sitting Attorney General from a Contempt of Congress finding for perjury and withholding evidence from lawful subpoenas (Source: Business Insider)
- First President to Issue Unlawful “Recess-Appointments” Over a Long Weekend — While the U.S. Senate Remained in Session(against the advice of his own Justice Department - Source: United States Court of Appeals)
- First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case (Source: Gawker)
- First President to “Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions” (Source: DHS documents uncovered by Judicial Watch)
- First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)
- First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places (the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, Source: Investors Business Daily)
- First President to Refuse to Comply With a House Oversight Committee Subpoena (Source: Heritage Foundation)
- First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It (Defense of Marriage Act - Source:ABC News)
- First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees (BP Oil Spill Relief Fund - Source: Fox News)
- First President to Have a Law Signed By an ‘Auto-pen’ Without Being “Present” (Source: The New York Times)
- First President to Have His Administration Fund an Organization Tied to the Cop-Killing Terrorist Group, the Weather Underground(Source: National Review)
Yes, it’s been a while. I’ve gone underground for a number of reasons but will be back soon. At any rate, I wanted to post this email I received from HDR reader Carl. It’s a great reason for me to come out of hibernation and requires action from YOU….make your voice heard! (Mahalo, Carl.)
Seven Hundred Retired Military Special Ops Tell Congress to Form Select Committee on Benghazi
Seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from the organization “Special Operations Speaks” sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which will create a House Select Committee to investigate last September’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
“It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries,” the letter states. It continues further, ”Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative. Many questions have not been answered thus far.” The letter puts forth over twenty unanswered questions the select committee should address.
Congressman Frank Wolf, a sub-committee chairman on the House Appropriations Committee, issued a resolution for a House Select Committee to investigate issues surrounding the Benghazi Attack last November in the 112th Congress. He re-issued his resolution for the select committee when the 113th Congress began. The resolution currently has over 60 co–sponsors.
Only Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) can appoint a Select Committee and Boehner appears to mainly rely on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to investigate the Benghazi attack. However, any information that may be garnered from that committee will, as always, remain classified.
“As a retired Special Operations officer who spent most of my thirty-six years preparing for and executing rescue missions to save fellow Americans, I am deeply troubled by the events in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The men and women who I served with lived by an ethos that pledged to never leave a fallen comrade and to make every effort to respond when a fellow American was threatened. I have seen men take great risks to save a fellow warrior. I have even seen men die trying to do so,” wrote General William G. ‘Jerry’ Boykin in a statement to Breitbart News.
Boykin added, “The lack of accountability regarding the Benghazi event disturbs me greatly and bears the earmarks of a cover up. America is entitled to a full accounting of this egregious attack on our people with some explanation as to why there was no effort to save the Americans in the US Embassy annex and the CIA station, or at least to recover their bodies before they fell into Libyan hands. Our Congress has yet to fulfill its responsibility to provide a complete analysis of the attack or to provide answers as to what exactly happened. A bi-partisan Special Committee is needed to determine the truth about Benghazi.”
Last month, Rep. Wolf, along with Reps. Jim Gerlach (R–PA), a House and Ways committee member, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding to know more information on State Department employees who survived the Benghazi attack. In his letter to Kerry, Wolf noted that sources say that as many as 30 survivors of the Benghazi attack were allegedly wounded. Seven of those thirty were said to be critical injuries. Sec. Kerry confirmed he visited an injured Benghazi survivor at Walter Reed.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R – CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, pointed to Kerry’s admission as a reason why he expects to speak with Benghazi survivors. “Now that Secretary Kerry has publicly, essentially a Senator, in a post way, has chosen to visit with them, any claim that they’re not available at this point to Congress is unsupportable. And I look forward to oversight by all committees,” Issa told Breitbart News.
Since Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R – UT) first told Breitbart News in December that the Obama administration had not been allowing him or any other member of Congress to see Benghazi survivors, more Republican members, including Senators Lindsey Graham (R – S.C.) and John McCain (R – AZ) are calling for survivors to be allowed to testify at hearings on Capitol Hill without fear of legal or career repercussions.
Signers of the letter believe the House Select Committee should look into a number of issues, including the lack of military response to the events in Benghazi, if any non-military assistance was provided during the attack; the number U.S. personnel who were injured in Benghazi; the current locations of survivors; the names of the individuals in the White House Situation Room (WHSR) during the entire 8-hour period of the attacks and was a senior US military officer present.
“As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News.
The representatives from the retired military community want “a full accounting of the events of September 11, 2012,” adding that the, ”American public be fully informed regarding this egregious terrorist attack on US diplomatic personnel and facilities. We owe that truth to the American people and the families of the fallen.”
Now, you can do more than read news like this and feel helpless. Fight back. Demand action!
Besides Fox News, Sharyl Attkisson has done perhaps the best reporting on Benghazi. Reach her at: CBSNews Contact: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18564_162-524782/sharyl-attkisson/
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GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!!
ALOHA, ALL! All this talk about how the world was supposed to end today. Now everyone is saying “NOT!” But not so fast…our world is ending, maybe not in the physical sense but in the moral and philosophical sense. How did the Mayans know the US would elect a president (twice) hell-bent on “fundamentally transforming” our nation? How did they predict that he would succeed? Fiscal cliff, decimated military, class warfare, lack of transparency. Lies. Lies. Lies. All these are the hallmarks of Obama’s presidency. So even though the world is still turning, our world in the United States of America is turned upside-down. And Americans feel fine. Welcome to the new normal. (P.S. As I write this, just heard Dear Leader is speaking in about 30 minutes. He’s SO awesome!!!)
The cliff gets closer. Conservatives Stand Their Ground ”Lacking votes from his own party, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called off consideration of “Plan B” last night, sending lawmakers home for Christmas instead. When the dust settled, conservatives stuck to their principles: to cut spending without raising taxes.”
Have you heard of all the potential mass murders that were prevented….because of concealed carry? Of course not. You can read about them here: We Know How To Stop School Shootings
Works for the Israelis. NRA Calls For Armed Guards at Every School “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne La Pierre said. “I call on Congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation – and to do it now.”
Surprise, surprise. Obama to Nominate Kerry as Secretary of State ”Obama praised Kerry, a former Democratic presidential nominee, as the “perfect choice to guide American diplomacy in the years ahead,” and heralded his service in Vietnam and the U.S. Senate.” Barf.
There’s pork in there??? I’m shocked! Amendement Cuts Pork From Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill ”Senator Coats noted that about two-thirds of Obama’s proposal, as packaged by the Appropriations Committee, is extraneous to the immediate needs of hurricane victims. The Senator’s $23.8 billion measure would strip out $13 billion in funding to mitigate the next potential storm, and also strikes all but $2 billion of an outrageous $17 billion Community Development Block Grant slush fund.”
*As We Know It. Fitting theme song.
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!
ALOHA, ALL!! There’s a big issue on Ohio’s ballot next Tuesday. Voters will decide if they want to keep Governor John Kasich’s sweeping reforms on big labor or if they want to continue to be shackled by unions. And the unions have spent millions to defeat Senate Bill 5 by using emotional pleas from EMTs, firefighters, cops and grandmas. Yep. One commercial (paid for by We Are Ohio – a union front group) has a tearful grandma wondering if her little granddaughter would be saved from a fire if SB 5 stands. Proponents of SB 5 shot back, using grandma’s words in an ad of their own. Of course, that ad was called “illegal” by the union supporters. Funny thing – they don’t like it when their own Alinsky tactics are used against them:
Some facts are in order:
- SB 5 does NOT repeal collective bargaining by state workers. They can still bargain for wages and hours, but some of the terms and conditions of their employment will be more strictly defined. In other words, expensive perks and fringe benefits – payed for by taxpayers – will be more delineated.
- SB 5 does NOT cut salaries and benefits for state workers. It merely asks them to pay a modest share towards their healthcare costs (15%) and pension plans (10%.)
- SB 5 does NOT cut teacher pay. It simply puts into place a merit-based system for pay raises instead of automatically giving raises based on longevity. In fact, President Obama included performance as a basis for teacher salary increases in his 2009 education policy.
- “We Are Ohio” is a union-organized group that is using Ohioans’ own tax dollars for their multi-million dollar ad campaign against SB 5.
- SB 5 won’t cause little girls to die in fires.
The union-backed emotional campaign against SB 5 is working. 57% of Ohio voters support repealing it. But if SB 5 is repealed, odds are there WILL be layoffs of workers, like EMTs and firemen, because the state is going broke paying for their pensions & perks. That means fewer firefighters to save little girls. So if you have friends or relatives in Ohio, tell them to vote “yes” on Issue 2….to keep SB 5. Because what happens in Ohio – good or bad – is a bellwether for the rest of the country.
The BRILLIANT mind of Ann Coulter – love her! Why Our Blacks Are Better Than Their Blacks – HUMAN EVENTS ”By spending the last three decades leveling accusations of “racism” every 10 seconds, liberals have made it virtually impossible for Americans to recognize real racism — for example, the racism constantly spewed at black conservatives.”
It really does pay to be an FOB (Friend of Barry.) Obama’s ‘great friend’ and ‘ally’ gets a golden parachute – Common American Journal ”Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is out of a job now that the Wall Street firm he headed, MF Global, has gone bankrupt, but don’t worry. He’ll be just fine…he’s expected to receive a $12.1 million severance package — the kind of things that critics of Wall Street excess, like Obama, often call “golden parachutes.”
How about some good news? House Votes to Reaffirm ‘In God We Trust’ as National Motto – HUMAN EVENTS ”Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R.-Va.), chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and sponsor of the measure, said the resolution serves to clear up confusion over a speech President Obama gave last year in Jakarta, Indonesia, in which he stated that the motto was instead “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “Out of many, one.”
No. More. Cuts. Speaker of the House Boehner Says No More Defense Cuts ”The U.S. military has already contributed more to debt and deficit reduction than any other federal agency. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH), recently sent a clear message to the congressional “super committee” charged with producing additional debt reduction plans: The defense budget has already coughed up enough.”
But watch out for those grandmas in wheelchairs! Officials From Terror-Sponsoring State ‘Exempted From Enhanced Screening’ by TSA ”…Sudan, upset that its citizens traveling to the United States would be subjected to increased scrutiny–as were those from 13 other countries–threatened to subject U.S. passengers traveling to Sudan to the same stepped-up body pat-downs, bag checks and other security measures.” Which begs the question: how many Americans go to Sudan????? And another thought: if you go to Sudan, I would think airport screening would be the least of your concerns.
Hey Barry – here’s the answer to your question: Why we can’t do big things anymore | The Daily Caller ”The Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of new construction and manufacturing jobs in the middle of the country, significantly reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and generate billions of dollars in new tax revenue. Environmental analyses show that it will be the safest pipeline ever constructed, a significant accomplishment in a country with over 160,000 miles of pipelines transporting oil products. Yet Keystone XL has remained stalled for three years, with federal bureaucrats constantly thinking twice and requiring new and redundant analyses that always generate the same conclusions.”
Breaking News!!!! There is finally conclusive evidence that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are dead. Yesterday, they both registered to vote in Chicago. (Thanks to Susie for this important newsflash.)
Final Thought: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” Adolf Hitler
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL!! The “Cut, Cap and Balance” vote is set for tomorrow (Tuesday.) While Barry calls this just a political move by the GOP that has no teeth, in reality it sends a strong message: we’re tired of out-of-control government spending. We’re also tired of no leadership from 0bama or the Democrats on how to cut spending and decrease the debt. Barry thinks we don’t need a balanced budget amendment….of course not! He wants to keep spending like a kid with his parent’s credit card: Obama: ‘We Don’t Need a Balanced Budget Amendment’ | CNSnews.com House Speaker John Boehner said it best: “We’re in the fourth quarter here. Time and again Republicans have offered serious proposals to cut spending and address these issues, and I think it’s time for the Democrats to get serious as well.” Here’s a good overview of what Cut Cap and Balance is all about: Cut, Cap and Balance – By Andrew Stiles – The Corner – National Review Online Call your Congressional representative and tell him or her to vote “yes” on Cut, Cap and Balance. It’s easy – just go here: URGENT: Tell your Congressman to vote YES on the ‘Cut Cap Balance’ Act | FreedomWorks Meanwhile, Barry, you’re at the bat…unless you’d rather golf again.
It’s all yours, Barry. Obama Owns the Debt-Ceiling Fiasco – Common American Journal ”The president has made a bipartisan agreement even more difficult by declaring certain spending off-limits to cuts. Mr. Obama’s “untouchable” list includes his $1 trillion health-care reform, $128 billion in unspent stimulus funds, education and training outlays, his $53 billion high-speed rail proposal, spending on “green” jobs and student loans, and virtually any structural changes to entitlements except further squeezing payments to doctors, hospitals and health-care professionals.”
EXCELLENT overview!!!!! A Brief History of President Obama’s Fiscal Record | Committee On The Budget ”Despite newfound concern with the debt overhang stifling economic growth, President Obama’s record falls far short of his rhetoric. Let’s review the decisions made by President Obama and Congressional Democrats over the past couple of years, and the disappointing results of their policy choices…”
This is one of my favorite political videos…very clever and entertaining. It’a also very pertinent to what’s happening now – will obama strike out?
Barry’s cousin is at it again. WOLF: ‘German Miracle’ Barack Obama doesn’t see – Washington Times ”Mr. Obama cannot see the obvious lessons of the German Miracle: Unleash the free market, unshackle entrepreneurs and workers from big-government controls and we, the free people of the United States, can rescue our economy and create our own 21st century American Miracle.” Wanna bet this guy doesn’t get invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the White House????? (Thanks to hubby for the link.)
She’s just SO DARN busy now!!! Pelosi Says She’s ‘Almost Too Busy’ to Continue Listening to Debt Talks | CNSnews.com ”The only thing I hope he doesn’t ask us to do is go to Camp David. That goes beyond the pale. Driving down the street for these meetings is one thing…” Aw, poor Nancy Nitwit – how dare anyone ask her to drive into the Maryland woods!
ICYMI: Court: ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ will stay in place – Yahoo! News ”The military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay.”
More good news. Chavez Imperiled | FrontPage Magazine ”Despite weeks of deception and affectation of good health, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez is in Cuba for chemotherapy, heightening speculation about whether he’ll still run for re-election in 2012 and how the regime will survive after him.”
Just who are the special interests? Watch this and you’ll see. Hint: it’s not those nasty corporate jet owners (thanks to Ruth for the link):
Final Thought: ”It ain’t over til it’s over.” Yogi Berra
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL! So the measure to raise the debt ceiling failed in the House yesterday. This is just the beginning of a long battle between those who want to cut spending and those who want to spend us into oblivion. Meanwhile, Dear Leader Barry continues to meet behind the scenes with leaders of both parties. Our illustrious Treasury Secretary, Tim “TurboTax” Geithner direly predicts that if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by August 2, our government will default, a depression will result, and chaos will ensue. Really? It seems to me it would enable us to prioritize what we really need to spend money on and maybe even get rid of non-essential, frivolous waste. Frankly, I don’t see any other way we will rein in this out-of-control monster government. Get real, DC….the American people are demanding you be serious with OUR money! House Rejects Bill to Raise Debt Limit – FoxNews.com
Oh yeah, who said this? “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” (*Answer below..but I’m sure you already know.)
Thank John Boehner! Thank Speaker Boehner for Blocking Obama Recess Appointments | RedState ”On Friday, the Examiner reported that Speaker Boehner did not pass a resolution giving the Senate permission to adjourn. Therefore, as he did in 2007, Harry Reid will convene pro-forma sessions today, on Tuesday May 31, and on Friday June 3rd, in order to block his own President from doing recess appointments.” Frankly, I’m fed up with all the Boehner bashing on the right. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
The brilliance of Thomas Sowell. Seductive Beliefs – Page 1 – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative ”Despite a carefully choreographed image of affability and cool, Barack Obama’s decisions and appointments as President betray an alienation from the values and the people of this country that are too disturbing to be answered by showing his birth certificate.” LOVE that!
Get that blood pressure medicine ready. EPA Gives Money to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection | The Foundry ”While the People’s Republic of China holds over $1.1 trillion of our debt, EPA is busy giving grants to China. The Chinese grantees include their Ministry of Environmental Protection.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????
On the immigration front: 61% Favor A State Law That Would Shut Down Repeat Offenders Who Hire Illegal Immigrants – Rasmussen Reports™ ”61% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a law in their state that would shut down companies that knowingly and repeatedly hire illegal immigrants. Just 21% oppose such a law.” Earth to Republicans…you wanna win in 2012? Go after immigration!!!
On the energy front: API: Keystone XL Pipeline bill will create hundreds of thousands of new American jobs ”The bipartisan, North American-Made Energy Act, that would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by November 1, is an important driver of U.S. economic growth and job creation, according to API.” But wait! The State Department (aka Hillary) is holding up the pipeline. a construction project that would transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada to Oklahoma and Texas oil refiners. Not only would the Keystone pipeline secure vital resources from a trusted ally, it would provide an economic boon for struggling Midwestern states. Americans for Tax Reform has a petition: Americans for Tax Reform :: Tell the State Department to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
I think I just heard a loud expletive coming from the White House. “The book that caused such a sensation even before its official launch that the White House felt pressured to preemptively release the president’s purported birth certificate – Jerome Corsi’s “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President” – is now officially a New York Times best-seller. It debuts today on the Times nonfiction list at No. 6 – joining virtually all the other top bestseller lists this week, including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly.” ‘Birther’ book soars – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
Another loud expletive…from Queen Michelle this time. Why Do People Keep Leaving the Employ of HRH Michelle Antoinette? | UNCOVERAGE.net ”Michelle haughtily denies it’s her unpleasant personality that’s driving people away by the boatloads; instead, she insists it’s because she sets such a ‘high bar’ of standards for them.” LOL!!
UPDATE: WeinerGate. Newser causes more trouble for Rep. Anthony Weiner | Byron York | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner ”After retaining legal counsel in a case in which a lewd photo was sent from his Twitter account to a 21 year-old female college student, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner says he will no longer answer questions about the matter. The matter has become a “distraction,” the outspoken Democrat told reporters Tuesday.” So he’s just not going to talk about it anymore? This will make it go away? Then again, NADA in the lamesteam media about this – can you imagine if it was a conservative? BREAKING NEWS: Just saw O’Reilly report on this.
Must-see video of Barry’s gal pal, terrorist Bernadine Dohrn (aka Mrs. Bill Ayers.) Remember – Barry launched his political career in their home. The former Weather Underground punk is still spewing venom – she needs to be thrown in jail for her crimes:
Final Thought: ”When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.” Japanese Proverb (Gee – why didn’t people do that in 2008?)
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
* Barack 0bama, March 16, 2006. White House Defends Obama’s Senate Vote against Raising Debt Ceiling But Warns of Catastrophe If GOP Doesn’t Raise Debt Ceiling
ALOHA, ALL!! You wouldn’t believe the anger flowing on John Boehner’s Facebook page. And it’s not from the left, it’s from supposed Tea Party folks! They really wanted the government to shut down (and I agreed last week.) But now that the dust has settled, it’s clear that Boehner accomplished some remarkable things in this whole budget broohaha. Here are a few of those accomplishments, related specifically to 0bamacare (From Independent Women’s Voice ):
GUARANTEES SENATE VOTE ON REPEAL OF OBAMACARE. The agreement reached with Senate Democrats guarantees a Senate debate and vote on legislation that would repeal President Obama’s government takeover of health care in its entirety. The House passed such legislation in January as part of the Pledge to America.
NEW TOOLS IN THE FIGHT TO REPEAL OBAMACARE. The agreement will generate new tools for the fight to repeal Obamacare by requiring numerous studies that will force the Obama Administration to reveal the true impact of the law’s mandates, including a study of how individuals and families will see increased premiums as a result of certain Obamacare mandates; a full audit of all the waivers that the Obama Administration has given to firms and organizations – including unions – who can’t meet the new annual coverage limits; a full audit of what’s happening with the comparative effectiveness research funding that was in Obamacare and the president’s failed “stimulus” spending bill; and a report on all of the contractors who have been hired to implement the law and the costs to taxpayers of such contracts.
DENIES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO THE IRS. The Obama administration has sought increased federal funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – money that could be used to hire additional agents to enforce the administration’s agenda on a variety of issues. This increased funding is denied in the agreement.
American Thinker adds more accomplishments, such as the fact that Boehner actually got $6.5 billion more in cuts than he originally asked for. Read more here: American Thinker Blog: The GOP did just fine
But my favorite analysis was written by Warner Todd Huston: Budget Victory: All Right, Tea Partiers, Time to Stop Whining and Learn Politics « Publius Forum “You see, what will happen if you begin calling the GOP failures and traitors is that they won’t get scared into working harder. They will think that there is no satisfying you and they will begin to ignore you. Your strategy now should be to offer gentle praise for the GOP, claim this as the victory that it is and then remind your representatives that this is just the beginning and you expect more.” Wise advice, fellow Tea Partiers. Boehner? DUH – winner! Now let’s move on to the next battle – it’s gonna be a doozy.
Quiz: Who said this? “We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians. It’s time that the District of Columbia told the Congress to go straight to hell.” *
How about this one? ”In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.” **
One more: “This is a Civil War fight. I think Time magazine has it right. This is the 150th anniversary of the 1861 Civil War.” ***
Ah yes…..the civility of the leftists! Here’s a quote for them: “This is what a REPUBLIC looks like!”
ALL THIS TALK ABOUT DEATH, DOOM AND GLOOM! Don’t fear the Reaper, Dems….especially if there’s more cowbell – LOL!!
Barry/Barack lectures us yet again. Obama lectures America on ‘living within our means’ – Common American Journal “Barack Obama tripled the national deficit in his first year in office. In his second year the deficit was again a record $1.29 Trillion. This year the deficit will be even higher…” ”THIS IS WHAT HYPOCRISY LOOKS LIKE!!!”
Final Thought: “We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality” – Ayn Rand
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!
ALOHA, ALL! As you get ready for the weekend, I thought you might want to know what the new Congress has been up to:
Marsha Blackburn & 46 co-sponsors introduce legislation to rein in the EPA: Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules – The Hill’s E2-Wire.
No more czars???? Republicans introduce bill to eliminate presidential ‘czars’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room. The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration. Here’s a czar list from Glen Beck.
Investigations starting into DOJ & the New Black Panther case: Right Turn – EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Lamar Smith issues first DOJ oversight letter.
Oh yeah….now that the CBO is getting the right numbers, it turns out repealing 0bamacare would actually reduce spending: The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : BREAKING: CBO Says Repealing ObamaCare Would Reduce Net Spending by $540 Billion. But didn’t Nancy Nitwit say that reduced spending & deficit reduction was her “mantra”???? (Maybe she doesn’t know what mantra means, poor dear.) Here’s a GREAT look into the left-wing loony brain that may give some insight on how they think: Inside The Lefty Brain (Thanks to Rob – a definite non-lefty – for the link!)
Check out Paul Ryan’s graph of the REAL costs of 0bamacare: Costly Consequences of Healthcare Overhaul
UPDATE: THERE’S EVEN MORE! This link was just sent to me by the Sam Adams Alliance. There were actually 21 new bills introduced by the new GOP leadership dealing with taxes, spending & 0bamacare: Yesterday in Congress (BTW, note the lame bills introduced by Dems.)
And finally – this screen shot from John Boehner’s Facebook page:
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GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!!!
“The construction applied … to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate Congress a power … ought not to be construed as themselves to give unlimited powers.” –Thomas Jefferson
ALOHA, ALL! “If you want you can roll with us, but you gotta be in the back seat.” Those were Barack 0bama’s words during his primetime, all-Barack, you-need-to-join-us-or-you’re-not-cool rally at Ohio State Sunday. Wow – didn’t he say he was going to be the “Post-Partisan President”? The rally was an over-the-top promo of 0bama the campaigner in so many ways: a big banner with his website (not the Ohio Democrat party or any Ohio candidate) was displayed behind him. The current Governor, Ted Strickland, who is running for his life (against John Kasich) did not appear with 0bama on stage. There were lots of astroturf “Move America Forward” signs that the stupid college kids held up and waved enthusiastically. Gee…It actually seemed like an 0bama campaign rally instead of one meant to get out the vote for Democrat candidates. Imagine that! Most of all, unless you were a member of the 0bama robot corps, you would have been struck by how divisive 0bama’s words were. Did he know he was being recorded? I was amazed at how far he’s pushing that envelope, but not surprised. So since he likes to use the “car in the ditch” and “you can’t have the keys back” analogies a lot, how about this, Barry: if you’re relegating us to the back seat, we’re going to kick your seat back, throw stuff at the back of your head, and scream in your ears. And in a couple of weeks, even though you’ll still be in the driver’s seat your car will be out of gas. And you’ll need to rely on us to help push your funny car forward. But in the direction WE want to go.
BREAKING NEWS: GEORGE SOROS IS THE PUPPET MASTER! So now it’s all out in the open – George Soros is using billions to steer this country in the wrong direction. As you know, I’ve been saying that 0bama isn’t leading the country, he’s only a puppet being manipulated and directed by a powerful few. The Master is Soros. Soros is buying one hundred political “reporters” for National Public Radio (NPR). You think it’s a coincidence that Juan Williams has been fired? (Read this: Juan Williams Wasn’t Fired For Muslim Comments, He Was Fired Because He Appears on FOX) Soros’ left-wing Open Society Foundations is donating $1.8 million to NPR for a project being called “Impact of Government.” The project is planning to add at least 100 reporters across the country to cover local state house politics. Gee, do you think they’ll be fair and balanced? But there’s more: Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, announced on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from Soros. The organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. Soros is going after Beck and any other media outlets that don’t report the way his wicked little mind thinks they should. And Beck is now laying down the gauntlet with Soros: Glenn Beck Takes on George Soros’ Evil Empire So folks, this goes beyond differing ideologies between these two men. It’s the very existence of free speech that is at stake. If you’ve never supported Glen, support him now! UPDATE: My friend Diamond Tiger of the amazing Logistics Monster blog has a great interactive map of George “Spooky Dude” Soros’ connections. Click HERE
Workin’ In A Coal Mine? Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) raised eyebrows last month when he called Delaware Senatorial candidate Chris Coons his “pet.” Now Reid is employing another odd analogy: President Obama is like a Chilean miner. During a Saturday rally in Las Vegas, MSNBC reports, Majority Leader Reid said that when Obama replaced George W. Bush as president he found himself in a “hole so deep that he couldn’t see the outside world.” “It was like the Chilean miners,” Reid said, “but he, being the man he is, rolled up his sleeves and said ‘I am going to get us out of this hole.” LOL – get us out of the hole? Seems to me he keeps digging it deeper. And if 0bama had been Chilean President during the mining disaster….
0bama Has Put Us More In Debt, But It’s Still Bush’s Fault. Official numbers came out on Tuesday: since 0bama took office, the national debt has risen $3 trillion. At his inauguration, the debt was $10.6 trillion. It’s now $13.6 trillion. Nice work, 0bama. By 2012, projections are that 0bama will increase the debt by nearly $6 trillion. Here’s some perspective – It took from 1776, when the United States became an independent country, until 1990, the year after the Berlin Wall fell signaling victory in the Cold War, for the federal government to accumulate a total of $3 trillion in debt, according to the Treasury Department. It only took from Jan. 20, 2009, the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, until Oct. 15, 2010, for the Obama administration to add $3 trillion to the federal debt. So to answer Sasha’s question about her father’s driving skills: no, he can’t drive and you’re probably better at figuring out that you can’t spend more than you have. National Debt Up $3 Trillion Under 0bama’s Watch
Interesting Insight From George Will: “For Obama, the worst result next month might be for Democrats to retain control of both houses of Congress. If they do, their majorities will be paralyzingly small. And their remaining moderates will be more resistant to the liberal leadership: The moderates will have survived not because of, but in spite of, those leaders. Today, if you see Obama in a political ad, you are almost certainly watching a Republican ad. … If Democrats retain control of Congress, Obama will seek re-election while being perceived as responsible for everything in Washington, where everything is perceived to be dysfunctional. And anti-Washington fever may be worse than it is today, because the 2010 elections will not seem to have changed very much. If Democrats lose both houses, Obama will seem repudiated. If they lose neither, he will seem impotent. So, if Democrats lose big, he loses big. If they lose smaller, he loses bigger.” –columnist George Will
Just For Fun…..Watch what this dog does before he eats: DOG
WASHINGTON—According to recent media reports, Democrats stand to lose as many as 8,000 congressional seats and more than 917 gubernatorial races in November’s midterm elections. “Republicans are poised to pick up 1,500 seats in Ohio alone, and could wind up with a 23,576-to-12 majority in the Senate,” Beltway observer Isaac Hundt said Wednesday, noting the GOP’s advantage is likely to increase by Election Day given that its candidates are outspending their opponents by some $900 trillion. “With Democratic disapproval ratings in the quadruple digits, it’s a foregone conclusion that Republicans will not only retake Congress, but hold it for the next 20,000 to 25,000 years.” Experts also predicted the one-sided election results would cause Barack Obama to die on the spot, at which point the nation’s leading conservative talk-radio host would be sworn in as president of the United States forever.
And the Chicanery Has Begun. Reports are already coming in about people being denied the right to vote because they are “campaigning” at polling places. We’ve already learned that our troops may be disenfranchised because of incompetence on the part of some states, notably New York. This is criminal: Don’t Disenfranchise U.S. Troops Overseas – Implementation of the MOVE Act Now it seems that you can’t wear a button of the Gadsden flag when you vote: “Don’t Tread on Me” – At Least One Tea Partier Denied The Right To Vote Note to self: this is why I vote absentee – I can sit here in my Palin t-shirt while watching Glenn Beck and VOTE THE BUMS OUT!
This Week’s Quick Links:
Clinton Lost Nuclear Codes For Months While President (Did he look in the cigar box?)
0bama May Cancel Visit to Sikh Shrine Because of Head-Covering Requirement (0bama’s handlers are afraid he’ll look like a Muslim with the head covering. Earth to Barry: A Sikh is not a Muslim.)
Boehner’s Path to Power Began in Southern Ohio (Get to know the next Speaker of the House – he’s 1 of 12 kids!)
0bama: ”Scared” Americans Aren’t Thinking Clearly (Oh yeah? We’re thinking plenty clearly, Condescender-in Chief.)
0bama: ”Republicans Are Counting on Voter Amnesia (Uh, so we’re scared AND have amnesia? Gee – does 0bamacare cover all of that?)
Barney Frank’s Boyfriend Heckles GOP Opponent (OK – there are way too many comments we could make here…)
Democrat Congressman Slaps Republican Opponent’s Hand (It’s getting brutal out there! But if the situation had been reversed it would have been all over the news with cries of “racism!” Thanks to Lee for the link.)
Those Craving Change Now Look To the GOP (That’s why the Dems are getting so testy – 25% of those who voted for the 0bamessiah in 2008 are defecting to the GOP!)
A Visibly Embarrassed Barbara Boxer Has Her Lies Repeatedly Called Out on CNN (Yet she has the gall to keep running off her mouth!)
Justice Alito Will Not Attend State of the Union Speech (Frankly, all the Supremes should boycott it.)
Merkel: Multiculturalism is a Failure (The German Chancellor now says that immigrants to Germany have a duty to assimilate into German society by learning the language — and to adopt its “Christian values.” Ach du Lieber!)
Must-See Video: “The Rent is Too Damn High” – LOL! (Thanks, Scott)
Goofiest Video: Barack & Michelle “At Stake in this Election” (Whoever put this one together should be fired. My 4-year-old nephew could do a better job! Michelle – another fashion “don’t” for you!)
Final Thought: “In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it costs nothing to be a patriot.” Mark Twain
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!