Blog Smith

Blog Smith is inspired by the myth of Hephaestus in the creation of blacksmith-like, forged materials: ideas. This blog analyzes topics that interest me: IT, politics, technology, history, education, music, and the history of religions.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Merkel/Sarkozy Challenge Obama

Angela Merkel, the German ­chancellor, and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French ­president, will throw down the gauntlet today by staging a joint press conference in ­London demanding the G20 summit usher in a new era of global regulation of banks, ­executive bonuses, hedge funds and
offshore tax havens.

In what will be seen as a challenge to Obama, they will also insist nobody at the summit should discuss a fresh stimulus package, despite a report from the ­Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that "world trade is now in freefall".

Taleban: we will launch attack on America that will amaze world

Baitullah Mehsud takes credit for Pakistan attacks, threatens US

Baitullah Mehsud responds to Obama.

"Mr. Jefferson:" Sung to Simon and Garfinkle's "Mrs. Robinson"

Climate War to Destroy America

Obama's Pro-Islamic Agenda in Turkey

Dr. Keyes on Immigration and Border Control

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities fell at the fastest drop on record

Report: Chinese Develop Special "Kill Weapon" to Destroy U.S. Aircraft Carriers

Barry vs. The Law

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mexico's Fox Calls on Obama To Proceed With North American Union

Bailing Out of the Constitution, George Will

PA 10th Amendment

State Representative Samuel E. Rohrer, R-128th, of Berks County, and state Sen. Mike Folmer, R-48th, of Lebanon County, unveiled a resolution that was designed to defend the rights of Pennsylvania as a sovereign state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. It was formally submitted to the state legislature on Friday.

Common Sense on Liberty from the Founders

Russia backs return to Gold Standard to solve financial crisis

Russia, China cooperate on new currency proposals

Sarkozy Anti-Obama

President Sarkozy threatened a possible walk-out of the G20 conference. The French threat dramatically raised the stakes hours before Obama arrives. If carried through, it would ruin a summit for which Brown or Britain Obama have high ambitions.

No Response to North Korean Launch

In light of North Korea's imminent missile launch while appearing on "FOX News Sunday," Defense Secretary Robert Gates was prompted by host Chris Wallace to ask: "And there's nothing we can do about it?"

"No," Gates answered, adding, "I would say we're not prepared to do anything about it."

"I think if we had an aberrant missile, one that was headed for Hawaii, that looked like it was headed for Hawaii or something like that, we might consider it," Gates said. "But I don't think we have any plans to do anything like that at this point."

He doesn't know; or, he is not telling but if I were in Hawaii or Alaska I would not find his words reassuring.

Iranian Journalist: No Objection from Americans

Iranian officials say Roxana Saberi was arrested for working in the country after her press credentials expired. Her parents found out about her arrest in a Feb. 10 phone call from her.

Saberi grew up in Fargo and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Iran and has reported for several news organizations.

North Korea Will Try Two American Reporters

Current TV's Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained March 17 near North Korea's northeastern border with China. The two work for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based online media venture Current TV.

The American reporters detained earlier this month will be tried for illegal entry and hostile acts.

I am not aware of any official American demand for their release.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

N.Y. Two Year Old Learns Islam in America

Note the questions about hating Jews and Christians and the little girl answers correctly.

Thomas Paine Summoned to White House by Obama

The man who created two phenomenally successful "We The People" YouTube videos urging Americans to stand up against Congress and reclaim their republic now – or perhaps lose it forever – reportedly has been summoned to the White House by Obama to discuss the subject matter of the short films.

Bob Basso, who posts videos under the name funbobbasso on YouTube, has created videos in which he portrays Thomas Paine, author of the "Common Sense" pamphlet that made the case for independence during the American Revolution.

A former award winning news director for NBC TV and visiting professor at UCLA, Basso has a PhD in communications.

Doyle's distinctive repertoire includes former Wall Street insider, TV star and jet pilot. He has starred in many made-for-TV movies, but is best known as the character Michael Garibaldi on the Emmy winning Sci-fi television series "Babylon 5," which ran for five years.

Dr. Edwin Vieira, the Militia and the Constitution

Dr. Edwin Vieira, in the Militia and the Constitution, describes our American dilemma from a legal perspective.

Fascism, Corporatism, and Imperialism

Mussolini's fascism attempted to remove class antagonisms through nationalism and corporatism. The economy was organized and it sounded goon on paper. Nonetheless, the Italian economy experienced no appreciable growth. The corporate state was never fully implemented and the expansionist and militaristic nature of fascism contributed to imperialist adventures in Ethiopia and the Balkans, and ultimately, World War Two.

History does not repeat itself but there are echoes; Obama asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed.

In the meantime, Obama has ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and Friday he ordered 4,000 more trainers. History has numerous echoes.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Merkel, EU Shut Obama Down

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, last night opposed the “global new deal” for a $2 trillion-plus fiscal stimulus to end the recession.

“I will not let anyone tell me that we must spend more money,” she said.

The Spanish finance minister, Pedro Solbes, also dismissed new cash being pledged at Thursday’s London summit.

The assault by European Union leaders also represents a defeat for Obama, who is desperate for other big economies to copy his $800 billion stimulus mistake; they had the common sense to turn him down cold.

Most Likely "Chinese" Hacking Infiltrates 103 Countries

The New York Times has reported that the "GhostNet" operation, in less than two years, has infiltrated at least 1,295 computers in 103 countries, including many belonging to embassies, foreign ministries and other government offices, as well as the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan exile centers in India, Brussels, London and New York. The intrusions do not seem to be severely impacted the U.S. but NATO computers have been breached.

EU Praises Obama on Afghanistan: Kill More Americans, Waste More Taxpayers Money

The Kenyan Obama has the perfect plan for his European constituents and one that they will assuredly embrace. The solution is to shed more American blood and waste more American treasure in violation of the long-standing tradition as encapsulated in the Monroe Doctrine. The Europeans are not committing any more troops and will not expend any effort on behalf of the U.S. so they are sure to embrace enthusiastically their ideal President. Why not? Everyone likes a good deal when they get something for nothing. Deutsche Welle even ran an article describing the Plan in such terms: "(Obama's) new strategy comes very close to the European ideas about the mission in Afghanistan," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

When will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?

No word on an exit strategy at all.

Pakistan Scrubs Reference to Kenyan Born Obama

Now scrubbed, a Pakistani forum formerly listed as "President of USA (44th) Barrack Hussain Obama of Democratic Party* (Kenyan born) (Since 20th Jan 2009)." The reference to his foreign birth has now been removed once bloggers noted the reference.

Graphic source: Google's cached page

On the Pakistani source an Assistant Director of the Emigration & Overseas Employment for Pakistan's Test & Scrutiny Wing of the Federal Public Service Commission posted information to help students that want to apply to work for the Pakistani Federal goverment study and pass their tests.

A Safdar Mehmood contributed to the forum a list of world leaders.

Obama's mother lived and worked in Pakistan. She was a consultant to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) working on a project in Gujranwalla; and, Obama visited there for three weeks in 1981 after General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq had overthrown the previous leader (Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto) in a military coup d'état on July 5, 1977 and then advanced the Islamization and radicalization of Pakistan. (We're way past 'Spring Break' here.)Obama was able to enter and spend three weeks there during a period of martial law.

Clinton Appointee Morris Comments

Banned Flag?

The Future Government

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House on August 1, 1776.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Rethink Afghanistan

In the clamor praising Obama there is a lack of public debate and discussion on what to do about Afghanistan. We need to seriously rethink Afghanistan and yet the American public is largely silent.

Michael Scheuer on Afghanistan

Analysis: US outlines new Afghanistan strategy

Obama's War in Afghanistan is marred by their Afghan counterparts who are ill-disciplined, badly led, and with a crippling taste for hashish.

Af-pak White Paper Released

The Afghanistan-Pakistan White Paper is hailed as a new strategy but I see little innovation in it. Its a retread of ideas that have been tried and failed before, with more troops, and a larger commitment than the U.S. plans. If I were shipped to Afghanistan there would have to be more in it before I felt confident about the ideas contained in the plan.

Bergen: Obama Overseas Contingency Operation Doomed

Active-duty Military Personnel Sent to Fargo

What I find interesting about these reports is that troops are routinely being sent and no one is batting an eye. There are more active-duty troops sent from the Northern Command, these are not police, National Guard, or security, these are active-duty combat troops on the streets of America.

Bachmann Demands Truth: Will Obama Administration Abandon Dollar for a Multi-National Currency?

U.N. 'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

Iran Responds to Obama's Open Hand: Slap Him

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

Notre Dame Scandal

Obama Hood

Obama at Notre Dame

Thursday, March 26, 2009

North Korea Launch


Commercially available satellite imagery appears to confirm that North Korea is preparing to launch a space-launch.

Terror War Over: Let's Send in More Troops

Now that the war on terror is over the Obama is ordering 4,000 trainers in addition to the 17,000 soldiers Obama has already ordered to Afghanistan, where attacks by Taliban militia have pushed violence to its highest level since U.S.-led forces invaded in 2001. Yes, this can work; I see no problems here.

Pastor Manning, As Always, Keeping it Real

Indian Army fears China attack by 2017

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Like Bush, New Justice Dept. Claiming Privilege

Obama Bankruptcy Plan

“Investment” is “the outlay of money usually for income or profit,” and the meaning of the word “invest” is “to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return.” I wish someone would explain the word to the Obama. He misused the word, or just used an innocuous or innocent sounding word to dull the senses. The term or its equivalent was employed 18 times during his last address.

Here are the 18 times Obama used the words “invest” or “investment” to refer to government spending during his March 24 press conference. (The quotes are from the transcript of the press conference that CNN posted on Tuesday night.)

1. We invest in the renewable sources of energy that will lead to new jobs, new businesses and less dependence on foreign oil.

2. We invest in our schools and our teachers, so that our children have the skills they need to compete with any workers in the world.

3. We invest in reform that will bring down the cost of health care for families, businesses and our government.

4. It's with a budget that leads to broad economic growth by moving from an era of borrow and spend to one where we save and invest.

5. We’ve got to make some tough budgetary choices. What we can't do, though, is sacrifice long-term growth, investments that are critical to the future, and that's why my budget focuses on health care, energy, education, the kinds of things that can build a foundation for long-term economic growth, as opposed to the fleeting prosperity that we've seen over the last several years.

6. And what we have to do is invest in those things that will allow the American's capacity for ingenuity and innovation, their ability to take risks, but make sure that those risks are grounded in good products and good services that they believe they can market to the rest of the country, that those models of economic growth are what we're promoting, and that's what I think our budget does.

7. We've got to invest in education, K through 12 and beyond, to upgrade the skills of the American worker so we can compete in--in the international economy.

8. Here's what I do know: If we don't tackle energy, if we don't improve our education system, if we don't drive down the costs of health care, if we're not making serious investments in science and technology and our infrastructure, then we won't grow 2.6 percent, we won't grow 2.2 percent. We won't grow.

9 & 10. And so what we've said is, let's make the investments that ensure that we meet our growth targets that put us on a pathway to growth as opposed to a situation in which we're not making those investments and we still have trillion-dollar deficits.

11. And so what we're trying to emphasize is, let's make sure that we're making the investments that we need to grow to meet those growth targets, at the same time we're still reducing the deficit by a couple of trillion dollars, we are cutting out wasteful spending in areas like Medicare, we're changing procurement practices when it comes to the Pentagon budget, we are looking at social service programs and education programs that don't work and eliminate them.

12. But it is going to be an impossible task for us to balance our budget if we're not taking on rising health care costs, and it's going to be an impossible task to balance our budget or even approximate it if we are not boosting our growth rates. And that's why our budget focuses on the investments we need to make that happen.

13. Look, I'm not going to lie to you. It is tough. As I said, that's why the critics tend to criticize, but they don't offer an alternative budget. Because even if we were not doing health care, we were not doing energy, we were not doing education, they'd still have a whole bunch of problems in those out-years, according to CBO projections. The only difference is that we will not have invested in what's necessary to make this economy grow.

14. And so what we've said is, look, let's invest in health information technologies.

15. Let's invest in preventive care.

16. Let's invest in mechanisms that look at who's doing a better job controlling costs while producing good quality outcomes in various states and let's reimburse on the basis of improved quality, as opposed to simply how many procedures you're doing. Let's do a whole host of things, some of which cost money on the front end, but offer the prospect of reducing costs on the back end.

17. Now, the alternative is to stand pat and to simply say, "We are just going to not invest in health care."

18. And that's why the recovery package said, as a first priority, how are we going to save or create 3.5 million jobs? How can we prevent layoffs for teachers and police officers? How can we make sure that we are investing in the infrastructure for the future that can put people back to work right away?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of Obama’s budget proposal, concluding that it would result in an increase in the national debt that is unprecedented in the post-World War II era.

China's Military on the Rise

The China Military Power Report 2009 has been released and it documents how China's power is increasing. Not surprisingly then, China has flexed its muscles in the international economy.

Obama: Martial law, N.Y.'s 20th Congressional District

"Sign up and pitch in to elect Scott Murphy to Congress," the Obama begged in an early morning e-mail to at least 50,000 people in New York's 20th Congressional District. Recently, I reported that closely adjacent Schenectady, New York, is considering declaring martial law. I suppose that it is just a coincidence that the nearby congressional district, which may be a reflection of dissatisfaction about the Obama, is of personal concern. I would suspect that all bets are off and in order not to lose a vote which may be a bell whether referendum on his policies the Obama is engaged.

Global Recession, Security Challenges Test Obama's Popularity Among World Leaders

Feds' plan to poison banks of Rio Grande stalled

EU presidency: US stimulus is 'the road to hell'

U.S. to blame for Mexico violence: Clinton

UK Snoop

White House Open to Global Currency

Last night, Obama expressed confidence in the dollar and declared: "I don't believe that there's a need for a global currency."

Normally, that would settle the issue. But in the past 24 hours two of Obama's top economic advisers have signaled an openness to such a new global currency -- in one form or another. What's going on?

Politico's Ben Smith reports that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said this morning that he was open to a new global currency to replace the dollar, as proposed by a Chinese central banker. Geithner, according to Smith, said that the proposal -- which he has not yet read -- is less transformative that headlines have suggested. "We’re actually quite open to that suggestion – you should see it as rather evolutionary rather building on the current architecture rather than moving us to global monetary union," Geithner said.

Later, the moderator, per Smith "apparently sensing a gaffe," asked Geithner to clarify his remarks. Geithner walked back his earlier comments and said he does not see the dollar being sidelined by a new currency.

But Geithner wasn't the only top Obama adviser who refused to rule out a transition to a global currency. White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said much the same thing yesterday afternoon in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Although he characterized such a change as "unlikely," Goolsbee twice declined to rule out such a global currency despite being pressed by Blitzer. "I haven't seen the details of the proposal," Goolsbee said. The entire exchange follows:

BLITZER: The Chinese suggesting today, this dollar, U.S. dollar, should be replaced as international currency, because they are beginning to have concerns that you are printing, the U.S. government is simply printing too many of these dollars and will lose its value as an international currency.

What's your reaction?

GOOLSBEE: It strikes me as probably unlikely.

Different people have in the past argued for world currencies or new -- new currencies before. I believe the U.S. at this point is the safest place to invest in the world. And it's likely to remain that the dollar is a critical currency in the years ahead.

BLITZER: So, you -- you don't like some new international currency that some Chinese are proposing?

GOOLSBEE: Well, look...

BLITZER: I assume that's right, right?

GOOLSBEE: I haven't seen the details of what they are proposing.

I mean, the dollar is the dollar. If people don't want to buy it, they don't buy it. But I think you have seen sort of a flight to the dollar in -- in times of trouble.

I don't know enough about monetary policy and currency to analyze the potential benefits and drawbacks of such a change, though several people I've spoken to believe it's an idea that's as undesirable as it is unworkable. But as a matter of instilling confidence in the U.S. economy at a time when such confidence is critical, it seems that Obama's answer was much better than the mixed messages coming from his top economic advisers.

Geithner 'open' to China proposal

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The End of the Global War on Terror

Tele Traded for New Security

Teleprompter One has a rival in that the Obama swapped his security blanket for a new feature: a giant TV monitor for the news conference. No word yet if Tele was miffed by his rival. News at 11. The Staff was just as bored as ever so they just

traded their Blackberries.

China ‘Super Currency’ Call Shows Dollar Concern

Chicago to Introduce Goon Squad as Police

In some frightening parallels to the past goon squads, Chicago may soon have its own private security firm, acting as police, and yet in no way accountable to citizens. A Toronto-based firm was the lowest bidder for contracts so the question is how accountable would a foreign goon squad be to Americans?

Senator Benjamin Cardin Proposes an End to the 1st Amendment

Cardin's Newspaper Revitalization Act, ironically named of course as the end of newspapers in this country, would allow newspapers to operate as nonprofits for educational purposes under the U.S. tax code, giving them a similar status to public broadcasting companies. With this unprecedented supervision by the U.S. government, newspapers would cease as free organs of discussion and debate. Free speech would be outlawed. Under this arrangement, newspapers would still be free to report on all issues, including political campaigns. But they would be prohibited from making political endorsements. How is it possible that newspapers in the United States would be published without political content?

Freedom of the Press & Jefferson

A press that is free to investigate and criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that practices self-government and is therefore dependent on an educated and enlightened citizenry. On the other hand, newspapers too often take advantage of their freedom and publish lies and scurrilous gossip that could only deceive and mislead the people. Jefferson himself suffered greatly under the latter kind of press during his presidency. But he was a great believer in the ultimate triumph of truth in the free marketplace of ideas, and looked to that for his final vindication.

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:57

"The press [is] the only tocsin of a nation. [When it] is completely silenced... all means of a general effort [are] taken away." --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, Nov 29, 1802. (*) ME 10:341

"The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823. ME 15:491

"The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384

"The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper." --Thomas Jefferson to G. K. van Hogendorp, Oct. 13, 1785. (*) ME 5:181, Papers 8:632

"Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it." --Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.

"I am... for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents." --Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799. ME 10:78

"The art of printing secures us against the retrogradation of reason and information." --Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Paganel, 1811. ME 13:37

"The light which has been shed on mankind by the art of printing has eminently changed the condition of the world... And while printing is preserved, it can no more recede than the sun return on his course." --Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1823. ME 15:465

"The art of printing alone and the vast dissemination of books will maintain the mind where it is and raise the conquering ruffians to the level of the conquered instead of degrading these to that of their conquerors." --Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1821. ME 15:334

"[The] literati [of Europe are] half a dozen years before us. Books, really good, acquire just reputation in that time, and so become known to us and communicate to us all their advances in knowledge. Is not this delay compensated by our being placed out of the reach of that swarm of nonsensical publications which issues daily from a thousand presses and perishes almost in issuing?" --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Bellini, 1785. ME 5:153, Papers 8:569

"I cannot live without books." --Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1815. ME 14:301

"To preserve the freedom of the human mind... and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement." Thomas Jefferson to William Green Munford, 1799.

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804. ME 11:33

"Weighing all probabilities of expense as well as of income, there is reasonable ground of confidence that we may now safely dispense with... the postage on newspapers... to facilitate the progress of information." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Annual Message, 1801. ME 3:331

Send a Teabag!

Will the Real Obama Please Stand Up?

Geithner Asks Congress for Broad Power to Seize Firms

The government is shutting down the country.

Department of Justice & SCOTUS Update

Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., received a response from Karen Thornton at the Department of Justice. Taitz' documents and filings have been forwarded to the Office of Solicitor General, Elena Kagan: the Quo Warranto, Easterling v. Obama aka Soetoro.

The number to call is: 202-514-2203.

Elena Kagan, Office of Solicitor General

Officer Giaccino at the Supreme Court also updated Taitz. Both pleadings have been received and being analyzed. All the documents that were given to Chief Justice Roberts at Idaho University are now at the Supreme Court and are also being analyzed. We will be notified tomorrow after 1:00pm EST as to whether they will be on the docket at the Supreme Court.

Monday, March 23, 2009

At G20, Kremlin to Pitch New Currency

China calls for new reserve currency

Reforming the international currency means to replace the American dollar as the international standard.

Obama’s War Policies Worse than Bush’s, Anti-War Activist Says

Chinese Aggression Against U.S.N.S. Surveillance Ship

The videos of the USNS IMPECCABLE's close encounter with China has been released.

"If you get a fire hose, put it out on the [expletive] stinger. You can get a [expletive] better shot at the [expletive]," said another man, watching as the trawler crosses behind the Impeccable's stern. A stinger is a structure that projects from the ship's stern to guide the cable connected to the array of sonar equipment that the Impeccable tows.

The Chinese issued a clear statement denouncing the U.S. patrol.

Schenectady, New York: Martial Law?

Schenectady's Corporation Counsel John Van Norden said, "If you abolish the police department you still have a need - not an obligation - but a need to police the community. You would need something in transition. Declaring martial law would be one way to bridge the gap."

ACORN Whistleblowers Produce Shocking Testimony on Capitol Hill

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Don't Believe the Stimulus Scaremongers

Venezuela's Chavez calls Obama "ignoramus"

Poland hopes U.S. will not let it down on shield


Who Needs Nero When We Have Obama?

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“60 Minutes” interviewer Steve Kroft had to ask the laughing and chuckling man “Are you punch-drunk?”

If only it were that simple. He just does not appear to have a clue.

It seems as if Obama is our Nero, burning down America in order to re-build it into some sort of 60s reject "Great Society."

Brigette Gabriel Dissects Obama's Surrender

Brigette Gabriel dissects Obama's surrender to the Iranian Mullahs.

Islamic Terrorist Praises Obama

WH: Agenda on track despite worsening deficits

Orlando 'Tea Party' rally draws more than 4,000

Barack Hussein Birth Announcement Forgery

Barry Legislates Against First Amendment

The GIVE Act has 12 amendments. The one I noticed in particular is House Amendment 49. It reads: “H.Amdt49 Pass Amendment to prohibit organizations from attempting to influence legislation; organize or engage in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes; and assist, promote, or deter union organizing.”

Obama's Plan to Invade Pakistan

March on the Pentagon

MTV Ran Warnings of the Impending Police State Which YouTube Censored by Removing

Talk by Naomi Wolf - The End of America

Is America Already a Police State?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Is This The End of America?

Graphic source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Obama Apologizes to Iran and Sends Happy Iranian New Year Greeting

Obama never mentions the deaths and dismemberment of U.S. military troops at the hands of Iran in a weak-kneed attempt to curry favor. The anti-Iranian regime and pro-democracy movements are surely to be disappointed in the message.

Nowrūz (Persian: نوروز /noʊruz/ ↔ [noʊɾuːz]; with various local pronunciations and spellings, meaning 'New Day') is the traditional Iranian new year holiday celebrated by Iranian peoples, having its roots in Ancient Iran. Since the Achaemenid era the official year has begun with the New Day when the Sun leaves the zodiac of Pisces and enters the zodiacal sign of Aries, signifying the Spring Equinox. Apart from the Iranian cultural continent (Greater Iran), the celebration has spread in many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea, and some ethnic groups in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. As well as being a Zoroastrian holiday and having significance amongst the Zoroastrian ancestors of modern Iranians. The moment the Sun crosses the equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and Persian families gather together to observe the rituals.

Teleprompter One Finally Gets His/Her/Its? Own Seal

Barry Sinking

The latest 20 March 2009 Rasmussen Report demonstrates that Barry's popularity is sinking while the disapproval rate is growing.

Is Only a Half Million to Dems Enough, Only $194,00 to Barry

American International Group: Recipients

Money to Congress: 2008 Cycle
Dems: Dems: $452,526

Top Recipients
Senate Obama, Barack $104,332

In the AIG fall-out I am not sure if Barry and the Democrats only received the money that they did is enough to question their loyalty. If Barry only got around a hundred thousand dollars that is really not all that much. AIG was not even the biggest briber during the campaign and other groups donated more to him.

Taitz Dissed by Roberts

Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. submitted a question to Chief Justice Roberts at the University of Idaho while Roberts dismisses her concern and the audience titters.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson Examines Obama’s Mindset

Obama: Bringing Down the House

Obama, at first, wants to take credit for helping low-income people; then, as the meltdown occurred, he wanted to solve the problem he helped create.

"American Tea Party Song" by Lloyd Marcus

I wonder if the "American Tea Party Song" by Lloyd Marcus will be a hit.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tea Parties

More than 170 tea parties are planned for tax day organized by the New American Tea Party.

D.C. Mayor Takes $25,000 gift from the United Arab Emirates To See Anti-Semitic Tennis Tournament

Afghan Surge Doomed to Fail

Hundreds of experts will be on their way to re-create Afghanistan in the American image. This surge is surely wrong-headed. Afghanistan has no intention of imitating the U.S. However, Rodham Clinton said Wednesday before meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband that the administration was working on "an integrated strategy" to train the Afghan military and police as well as to support "governance, rule of law, judicial systems (and) economic opportunities."

No, This is Not Iraq; This is Not Afghanistan

Active duty combat troops from nearby Ft. Rucker, Alabama, came to be placed on the streets of Samson during the night of a murder spree.

Obama Youth Army Update

The House passed H.R. 1388: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act yesterday which includes language indicating young people will engage in mandatory national service programs as a fulfillment of Obama’s promised “civilian national security force.”

Candidate Obama addressed youth service on 2 July 2008 when he suggested national security could be entrusted to a civilian force.

"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 is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded," Obama stated during a Colorado Springs rally.

H.R. 1388, known as the GIVE Act, was passed by a 321-105 margin and now goes to the Senate. The Senate has been considering a similar piece of legislation.

Under section 6104 of the bill, entitled “Duties,” in subsection B6, the legislation states that a commission will be set up to investigate:

“Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.”

Section 120 of the bill also discusses the “Youth Engagement Zone Program” and states that “service learning” will be “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.”

Professor of Peace Promises Anthrax

Kuwaiti Professor Abdallah Nafisi Fantasizes about a Biological Attack at the White House and Prays for the Bombing of a Nuclear Plant on Lake Michigan
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) -
February 2, 2009 - 00:09:05

Following are excerpts from a speech by Kuwaiti Professor Abdallah Al-Nafisi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on February 2, 2009.

Abdallah Al-Nafisi: Four pounds of anthrax in a suitcase this big carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the US, are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour, if it is properly spread in population centers there. What a horrifying idea. 9/11 will be small change in comparison. Am I right? There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings, and so on. One person, with the courage to carry four pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this "confetti" all over them, and then will do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real "celebration."

The WMD is a problem. The Americans are afraid that the WMDs might fall into the hands of "terrorist" organizations, like Al-Qaeda and others. There is good reason for the Americans' fears, because Al-Qaeda used to have in the Herat region... It had laboratories in north Afghanistan. They have scientists, chemists, and nuclear physicists. They are nothing like they are portrayed by these mercenary journalists backward Bedouins living in caves. No, no. By no means. This kind of talk can fool only naïve people. People who follow such things know that Al-Qaeda has laboratories, just like Hizbullah. Hizbullah has laboratories in South Lebanon, in which it produces weapons and sells them. Hizbullah has laboratories in South Lebanon, from which it sells weapons to Romania and Hungary.


If they call someone a terrorist, say: "He's a friend of mine." Why? Because these "terrorists" are the world's most God-fearing people. They are the most honorable people in the world, the best people in the world. I have personally met Mullah Omar. I had the honor of meeting with Mullah Omar. This is a man who does not belong to this era. He always refused to meet with Western delegations. He would say to them: "Go to Kabul, I am in Qandahar." "Truly, the polytheists are impure" if you know what I mean. "Go meet the foreign minister to talk politics. I am staying here." This is the kind of people who are suitable for dealing with the West. As for 'Ariqat, Dahlan, and their ilk they do not benefit the nation in any way.


In the US, there are more than 300,000 white militia members, who are calling to attack the federal government in Washington, and to banish the Arabs, the Jews, and the negroes [sic] from the US. These are racist people. They are called "rednecks." The Ku Klux Klan. They are racists.


These militias even think about bombing nuclear plants within the US. May Allah grant them success, even though we are not white, or even close to it, right? They have plans to bomb the nuclear plant at Lake Michigan. This plant is very important. It supplies electricity to all of North Africa [sic]. May Allah grant success to one of these militia leaders, who is thinking about bombing this plant. I believe that we should devote part of our prayers to him. We should pray that Allah grants him success, so he can complete this mission, and we will be able to visit him and congratulate him, Allah willing.


Allah states in the Koran that the hostility between us and [the Jews] is eternal. So whoever talks about dialogue cut off his tongue! What dialogue are they talking about?! There is no room for dialogue. Allah said that our hostility towards the Jews is eternal, and then along comes someone and talks about brotherhood and so on... This contradicts the Koran. Anyone who contradicts the Koran is an infidel. Accusing people of heresy? Yes, I'm all for it. Yes, I support accusing people of heresy.


We should also defend the resistance, and not remain silent in the face of this organized campaign against the resistance in the press of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, and other Arab newspapers. There are voices expressing doubts about the leaders of the resistance. We must confront these [journalists], and prevent them from continuing this, even if it means calling them over the phone, and saying to them: "Do not repeat these despicable things in your columns or your articles, or else we will take the following measures against you." We must resort to pressure with these people. We must not remain silent. We must not leave them to their own devices, under the pretext of freedom of expression. This is a fifth column.


I, Abdallah Fahd Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Nafisi, am inciting you to confront, using any means possible, anyone who speaks out against the resistance. "Any means possible" get it?


The [Hamas] ministers are mujahideen. I know a minister who actually participated in operations.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Early Sub Warnings

Obama Fannie

Catholics protest 'maltreatment' by Conn. leaders

Obama's border option: armed soldiers

Obama controls the National Guard now; the situation is a precedent for the first of many armed military personnel interventions.

US, China Discuss Naval Confrontation Incident Amid ‘Spying’ Accusations

Companies Flee Obama's Plans

Nobel-prize winner backs one world currency

Vaclav Klaus on the U.S.

Free market economist and two time president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus has been speaking plainly and is dismayed with recent events in the U.S.

Sitting here in this room in the last two hours and the coming from, first Europe, and, second, from a former communist country where I spent most of my life, I almost don’t believe my eyes to see how much you believe in government and how much you don’t believe in the market.

This is for me a shocking experience. And I have to say that very loudly. As a professor of economics, I have my theoretical arguments about the impossibility of running the economy from above.

As a person who spent almost 50 years of his life in a communist country, I know how crazy it is to introduce schemes like the cap and trade and similar ideas, how devastating and damaging for the economy all those ideas really are. So I’m rather frustrated. It seems to me that to fight for freedom, free markets, is still the task of today, even if we hoped almost 20 years ago in the moment of the fall of communism that it was over.

This is the same in Europe these days. There is one EU summit after another one weekend after another, there is a summit trying to find solutions. But I don’t think that this solution will come from the government.

Obama is planning cap and trade although Klaus is pointing out that this plan will not work.

Gary Franchi from Restore the Republic on PBS

Gary Franchi from Restore the Republic is a network that has produced documentaries on PBS.

The Obama Deception

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. If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you.

The alarmist tone should reveal what type of material you are in store for but there are points that are worth considering.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"F" Grade for Obama: Economists

Obama "illogical:" Finally, Someone with Some Sense, the Taliban

Reuters reported that Afghanistan's Taliban turned down as illogical Obama's bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying the exit of foreign troops was the only solution for ending the war.

"This does not require any response or reaction for this is illogical," Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a purported spokesman for the insurgent group, told Reuters when asked if its top leader Mullah Mohammad Omar would make any comment about Obama's proposal.

"The Taliban are united, have one leader, one aim, one policy...I do not know why they are talking about moderate Taliban and what it means?,"

"If it means those who are not fighting and are sitting in their homes, then talking to them is meaningless. This really is surprising the Taliban."

Yousuf said expulsion of foreign troops was the only solution for Afghanistan's spiraling violence.

"Afghans know better how to decide about their destiny," he replied when asked if the Taliban were willing to hold talks with Karzai's government should and when the troops leave.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jefferson on America: 2009

John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House, “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

The quotes by Jefferson are telling.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Clinton Announces Million-Dollar Scholarship Program for Palestinian Students

A question comes to mind. Are these the children of Mohammed Abul Abbas?

Gitmo Guy Back to Kill More Americans

Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007. Rasoul is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan. His new position is that of the Taliban's new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan. This miscreant is just the latest example of a freed detainee who returned to the battlefield to kill more Americans.

Muslims Jeer Returning Troops as Baby-Killers

Lieberman Grills Saudi-Chinese Agent: Dumped

Charles W. Freeman Jr., the former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been dumped as a nominee. He promoted China and he took money from Saudi royals.

Freeman “requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed.”

The withdrawal came after Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) grilled Blair at a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing Tuesday.

Thank you Senator.

“There is nobody there. You cannot believe how difficult it is,” Gordon Brown

Why Does a Russian Love Democracy So Much?

Scalia stated that an argument on the basis of the merits of the case would be heard if Taitz can get four Justices to hear it. Maybe one of the Justices that call themselves Constitutionalists went to the other side.

Scalia did not say that quo warranto is antiquated or inappropriate.

Scalia also indicated that the 17th Amendment makes Congress less accountable to the states and to the people.

Skeptic on Climate Change

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, stated at the International Conference on Climate Change:

"Their true plans and ambitions: to stop economic development and return mankind centuries back," he declared. "It is evident that the environmentalists don't want to change the climate. They want to change our behavior. Their ambition is to control and manipulate us."

The actual aim of environmentalists is to stop global development, not save the planet.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Afghanistan More Deadly in 2009

IEDs in Afghanistan killed three times as many coalition troops in the first two months of 2009 compared with the same period last year.

The bombs killed 32 coalition troops in January and February, compared with 10 during the same period in 2008: according to data from the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The numbers are final for January and preliminary for February.

Last year, 3,276 IEDs detonated or were detected before blowing up in Afghanistan, a 45% increase over 2007, and a record for the war.

IEDs are the top killer of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Since the war began, 589 U.S. servicemembers have been killed there, 434 of them in combat. More than 2,700 have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon.

Pentagon: Chinese vessels harassed unarmed American ship

Illegal immigrants get stimulus, experts say

Missouri House Joint Resoulution NO.34





1422L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment to article VIII of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section relating to a voter’s bill of rights.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:

That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2010, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

Section A. Article VIII, Constitution of Missouri, is amended by adding one new section, to be known as section 8, to read as follows:

Section 8. We the people of Missouri adopt a voter’s bill of rights as a defense against corruption, fraud, and tyranny. Missouri voters shall have the following rights:

1. The right to vote using a paper ballot;

2. The right to protection from voter fraud by:

(1) Identifying eligible voters by:

(a) Requiring any person seeking to vote in a public election to establish his or her qualification as a citizen of the state lawfully present in the United States of America by providing election officials a form of identification with the voter’s photo and signature, including valid government-issued photo identification, as established by law. The state shall provide at least one form of such identification required to vote at no cost to any otherwise qualified citizen who does not already possess such identification and who desires the identification in order to vote; and

(b) Requiring absentee voters to provide, in an envelope with their absentee ballot, a notarized photocopy of a form of identification with the voter’s photo and signature, including valid government-issued photo identification as established by law. The state shall provide free notary services for any qualified voter who could not otherwise obtain notary services for this purpose, as established by law. Active duty soldiers may be exempted by law from this requirement; and

(c) Prohibiting same-day voter registration and voting. Any person who is qualified to vote, or who shall become qualified to vote on or before the day of election, shall be entitled to register in the jurisdiction within which he or she resides. To vote in any election for which registration is required, a person must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of his or her residence no later than 5:00 p.m., or the normal closing time of any public building where the registration is being held if such time is later than 5:00 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. Any person registering after such date shall be eligible to vote in subsequent elections; and

(d) Prohibiting any exchange of valuable consideration for registering voters. No person shall receive or give to any other person valuable consideration for registering voters;

(2) Reducing opportunities for ballot tampering by:

(a) Requiring every eligible voter, except those voting absentee, to vote on a single day as set forth in section 1 of this article; and

(b) Allowing absentee voting only if a voter expects to be prevented from going to the polls to vote on election day due to:

a. Absence on election day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;

b. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;

c. Religious belief or practice;

d. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place.

3. The right to have only qualified candidates placed on the ballot. The secretary of state shall determine that each person is qualified for the office he or she seeks, according to the law, before placing his or her name on the ballot. For candidates who are required by the Constitution of the United States to be natural born citizens, the secretary of state shall request an official copy of the candidate’s birth certificate. Other certifications, such as a certificate of live birth, shall not be accepted. Should any candidate fail to provide an official birth certificate within thirty days of the request by the secretary of state, his or her name shall not be placed on the ballot. The secretary of state shall verify the qualifications of any elected officeholder who was previously placed on a Missouri ballot. Should any elected officeholder fail to provide the required documentation or birth certificate within thirty days of the request by the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall turn the matter over to the attorney general who shall within twenty days file suit to obtain the required documentation.

4. In the event that any political subdivision incurs costs to implement the requirements of this section, the state shall reimburse the political subdivision for such costs.

5. The provisions of this section shall be self-enforcing. All of the provisions of this section are severable. If any of the provisions of this section is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or unconstitutionally enacted, the remaining provisions of this section shall be and remain valid.

State Discriminates for Islamic Mortgages

Chuckie Poster

A new Chuckie Schumer poster has hit the streets.

Fullerton, CA Tax Protest May Have Netted 15,000

Dems Oppose Regulation: Economy Crashes

Our Canuck neighbors to the North would like us to see a YouTube video. The American media did not want this video on You Tube, so they had Time Warner threaten a law suit (proprietary rights) if it was not taken off. This link is of the same video but is routed through Canada. We'll see if the powers in Washington let it along, and for how long.

Hawaii Law: Certificates

[§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State. (a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.
(b) Proof of legal residency shall be submitted to the director of health in any manner that the director shall deem appropriate. The director of health may also adopt any rules pursuant to chapter 91 that he or she may deem necessary or proper to prevent fraudulent applications for birth certificates and to require any further information or proof of events necessary for completion of a birth certificate.
(c) The fee for each application for registration shall be established by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

North Korea's Missile Program

Wikipedia Bans Criticism of Obama

Cybersecurity Chief Resigns

Rod Beckstrom, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur, resigned from his post as Cybersecurity Chief citing "the threats to our democratic processes are significant if all top level government network security and monitoring are handled by any one organization (either directly or indirectly)." That echoed the view of some privacy advocates who worry about a government agency having too much information on individuals.

Scientists meet to dispute global warming theory

The Rise of the American Patriot

Tracking Obama's Popularity: Or, Decline

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Obama: Surge Succeeded, Talk with Taliban, Defeated in Afghanistan

Obama admitted in an interview published in the New York Times that the United States was opening a door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to moderate elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq. Obama is mirroring the successful surge strategy of Petraeus in Iraq.

Was that an admission that the surge worked?

Without stating it so baldly that is what it is.

Asked if the United States was winning in Afghanistan, a war he effectively adopted as his own last month by ordering an additional 17,000 troops sent there, Obama replied flatly, “No.”

Jefferson Quote

“This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in it's train wretchedness and oppression."

~ Thomas Jefferson

Obama Just Plain Rude to Britain. Don't Call Us in the Future

An administration prepared for the world should be able to translate words correctly; the gaffes while dealing with the world are getting embarrassing to America.

Has Obama Buried Reagan? Daniel Henninger

Friday, March 6, 2009

Obama's Indonesian Snack

In Obama's childhood home, a snack in his honor is not settling all that well with people.

Deception at Core of Obama Plans, Charles Krauthammer

Beck on Graphic Inflation

Obama Destroying America: Cramer

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More Obama Cronies Who Steal

Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, asked to help solve the nation's financial crisis, includes a union executive who took the Fifth in a federal probe, a billionaire whose failed bank pioneered the subprime mortgage market, and deep-pocket donors who gave or gathered nearly $1.2 million for the president's campaign.

In all, 11 of the 16 board members donated or raised money for Democrats in the last election, according to a Washington Times review of campaign finance records. They include the president and chief operating officer of the American arm of UBS Investment Bank, the Swiss-based bank now at the center of a widening tax evasion probe by the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service.

The board is headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, whose only political contribution last year was $2,300 to Mr. Obama.

"It is distressing to see the president turning to his heavy finance hitters as consultants," said Craig Holman, legislative director for Public Citizen, a nonpartisan watchdog group that tracks political fundraising and its influence on government policy.

One board member, Richard L. Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, surfaced during a Clinton-era federal investigation into a money-laundering scheme involving the Democratic Party and Teamster's President Ron Carey. Court documents and a congressional report claimed that Mr. Trumka helped divert $150,000 in union funds to Mr. Carey's 1996 re-election campaign through a liberal consumer-advocacy group known as Citizen Action.

China's Military Expansion


50,000 Rally in NYC

An estimated crowd of 50,000 rallied today a New York City Hall. Taxpayers are tired of the recession and they are furious with budget cuts.

In New York it may be time to roll out the goon squads. People care for their country and their future.

Fed Secrecy

The Fed refused yesterday to disclose the names of the borrowers and the loans, alleging that it would cast “a stigma” on recipients of more than $1.9 trillion of emergency credit from U.S. taxpayers and the assets the central bank is accepting as collateral.


Fed secrecy was the focus of a Senate Banking Committee hearing today in which the panel’s top two members said the central bank’s reluctance to identify companies benefiting from the American International Group Inc. bailout risks undermining public confidence in the government.

The public lacks confidence in the government; where the taxpayer's money is going should not be a secret.

Anti-Obama? Kids: Tattle On Your Parents Here

For the youth today it is hard to understand parents who don't support Obama. This is common for many of the young people of this generation, just as the youth back during the civil rights era had parents who just didn't understand the racism like they saw it. Many of you are struggling with the fact that your parents just don't get it. They don't feel the same about Obama the way that you do. They still cling to their old ways of guns and bibles and greedy capitalism. You know better. You know that Obama, and the Democratic marjority, can run things better than those greedy corporations. You know that the best way to run an industry is to nationalize that industry.

That is why this thread has been created. For you, the future of our nation, to let us know who your parents are. Tell us the names of those who do not support Obama the way that you do. Let us know if your parents own guns, or wish ill will toward the government. Let us know before it is too late for you and too late for your country.

It is the patriotic thing to do. Let the government take care of this problem for you.

List your parents name here.

Did de Tocqueville Predict Today's Crisis?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Russian Scholar Says This is the End of America

Barry v. Dubya: The Military Speaks

Someone did a better job of editing this clip though I tried posting it before; more importantly, as the announcer noted at the end of Barry's speech the response was "tepid." Dubya had a bit better response but the viewers can judge for themselves who would be most likely to be supported by the troops when the chips are down.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More on China & Eminent Domain

The Epoch Times, a newspaper source founded by the Chinese dissident religious sect Falun Gong, and in some unclear fashion still connected to the group, reported that Chi Haotian, Minster of Defense and vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, stated China's intentions in a 2005 speech. The original article by Haotian states "the only collateral we have left is land" in their search for living space. He goes on to say where the Chinese can get space.

"Would the United States allow us to go out to gain new living space? First, if the United States is firm in blocking us, it is hard for us to do anything significant to Taiwan and some other countries! Second, even if we could snatch some land from Taiwan, Vietnam, India, or even Japan, how much more living space can we get? Very trivial! Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization."

The Chinese seek U.S. land for mass colonization.

Congress realized the possible eminent domain swap for Treasury bills. A Republican tried to insert an Amendment to the federal spending Bill to specifically prevent the use of Eminent Domain, but the Amendment was defeated. Congress knows what the administration is doing with China/Eminent Domain.

H.R. 1105 – Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009
Managers: McGovern / Sessions

Motion offered by Foxx

To make in order and provide the appropriate waivers for amendment #6, offered by Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA), which would prevent funds in the bill from being used to exercise the power of eminent domain to take private property from a private entity and give that property to another private entity, while exempting certain enumerated uses, such as highways, prisons, public utilities, and in cases of national emergencies or national disasters declared by the President.

Defeated 4 to 7*

Indian/Chinese Professionals Leave Land of Opportunity

Vivek Wadhwa, a professor in Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, co-authored a study, in which researchers interviewed 1,200 highly educated Indian and Chinese professionals who returned to their countries after living in the United States. Most returned for better job prospects and pay.

Earmarks in the Stimulus

CNBC `Radical Agenda Greatest Wealth Destruction By a President'

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Obama's "radical agenda" is "the greatest wealth destruction I've seen by a president." Cramer is a staunch Democrat who supported John Corzine and has contributed $260,000 solely to Democratic campaigns.


Bloggers are collecting new photos from the election in November; this is one of them. I can hardly annotate it.

Ideological Hack Study

According to the Web Hacking Incidents Database, which is maintained by the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), stealing money or data still may not be the biggest motivating factor for hackers, although attacks involving data thefts certainly have been on the rise in recent years.

Most of the Web-site defacements among the studied attacks "were of a political nature, targeting political parties, candidates and government departments, often with a very specific message related to a campaign," the report said. "Others [had] a cultural aspect, mainly Islamic hackers defacing Western Web sites."

An Italian blogger, Giorgio Maone, documented recent Islamic attacks targeting the U.S. and Israel for what it claimed as killing children and civilians.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Afpak Summary

The Swat Taliban violated the ceasefire with the Pakistani military twice on Sunday, prompting protests from the local government.

Sufi Mohammed is the spiritual leader of the outlawed Movement for the Implementation of Mohammad's Sharia Law.

“From the very beginning, I have viewed democracy as a system imposed on us by the infidels. Islam does not allow democracy or elections,” Sufi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur just days before the Malakand Accord was signed. “I believe the Taliban government formed a complete Islamic state, which was an ideal example for other Muslim countries."

On Sunday, a US airstrike killed eight in South Waziristan. The Predator airstrike targeted a Taliban compound in the Sararogha region, a stronghold of Baitullah Mehsud.

Recent attacks included:
• US airstrike in Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency kills 30
Feb. 16, 2009
• US Predator strike in South Waziristan kills 25
Feb. 14, 2009
• US strikes al Qaeda in North and South Waziristan
Jan. 23, 2009
• US hits South Waziristan in second strike
Jan. 2, 2009
• US kills four al Qaeda operatives in South Waziristan strike
Jan. 1, 2009

March 2, 2009:


A suicide bomber killed six in an attack in a madrassa in the Pishin district in Baluchistan. The Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in Peshawar and mortared a security forces outpost in North Waziristan. The Swat Taliban released a Frontier Corps officer and four of his men. Al Qaeda threatened to attack Saudi businesses and facilities in Pakistan.


NATO may ask China for help with establishing a new supply route into Afghanistan. The UN said it would be nearly impossible to hold elections in April. An explosion that killed three Afghan children in Kandahar was caused by old munitions left by the Taliban and not Canadian troops.

March 1, 2009:


A US strike killed 8 people, including Arabs and Uzbeks, in South Waziristan. The Taliban killed four security personnel and 10 civilians, and captured two policemen in attacks in Mohmand, Khyber, and Arakzai. Seven Taliban were killed and 15 were captured in Kohat.


The Taliban murdered a cleric in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province and wounded six Afghans in a suicide car bomb attack in Nangarhar province. President Karzai's call to move elections up to April sparked criticism from his political opposition. The Independent Election Commission and the US are pushing for a vote in August.

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