Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Specter Oficially Joins DemoCRAPS

So Arlen Specter finally, officially, joins the DemoCRAPS and leaves the Republican party.

Was this really a surprise to anyone?  After years of voting with the Democrats on liberal policies and against his own party, Specter finally made it official proclaiming “I’m not about to let twenty-nine years of service in the United State Senate come to an end in the upcoming Republican primary.”Arlen Specter

Translation: Arlen Specter isn’t going to let the very voters who’ve returned him to office for nearly 30 years, have their say as to whether or not Specter should stay – or go.

This is exactly the type of Washington arrogance that the Tea Parties earlier this month were all about.

As if Specter thinks that the Democrats are going to “save” his seat for him?  C’mon, he’s been a classic Republican In Name Only (RINO) for years now!

In 2001 when Jim Jeffords of Vermont switched from Republican to Democrat, Specter vehemently railed against Jeffords switching parties as Jefford’s move cost Specter his prestigious Senate Chairmanship on key committees when the Republican’s lost control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats (temporarily.)

Hypocrisy, thy name is Arlen Specter.

By the way, the party of the Jackass fits you perfectly, Senator.

See you in the Primaries when all those Republican’s and Conservatives show up to throw your sorry Liberal Democrat ass out of office.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Obama Goes Golfing As Swine Flu Spreads in U.S.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that Swine Flu has entered the United States, and has confirmed 20 cases in 5 states.  "Confirmed" means that the CDC has taken blood from each suspected swine flu case, and has found the virus present.  The states are:

  • California, 7 confirmed cases
  • Kansas, 2 confirmed cases
  • New York City, 8 confirmed cases in a public school
  • Ohio, 1 case
  • Texas, 2 cases

While the CDC has confirmed that swine flu has indeed spread to the United States, what is Herr President Obama doing?610x


While South Korea and Japan are screening flights coming from the U.S. and Mexico, what is the United States doing?

Well, our President, allegedly the smartest man on the planet, the savior of our world, is golfing.

Are we shutting down our borders with Mexico?  No. 

How about testing those coming across the border?  No.  According to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, we're not testing anyone coming across the border from Mexico.  I guess perhaps someone carrying a potentially fatal virus with them isn't considered a right wing extremist or terrorist in her opinion. 

This administration is doing nothing to stop the spread of swine flu into the United States of America. 

Not even a potential of a pandemic can get this inept, bumbling administration to take the border issue seriously.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Obama: 100 Days, 100 Mistakes

And some of these are likely to get us all killed in another 9/11 Terrorist style attack.

From the New York Post:

1. "Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of 'earmarks,' urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them, some that members of his own staff shoved in last year when they were still members of Congress. 'Let there be no doubt, this piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business, and the beginning of a new era of responsibility and accountability,' Obama said." -- McClatchy, 3/11

2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments." -- Obama during the campaign.

3. This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion.

4. Asks his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!

5. "The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties." -- ABC News, 4/15

6. "Mr. Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the 'teleprompt president' over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech." -- Sky News, 3/18

7. In early February, the 2010 census was moved out of the Department of Commerce and into the White House, politicizing how federal aid is distributed and electoral districts are drawn.

8. Obama taps Nancy Killefer for a new administration job, First Chief Performance Officer -- to police government spending. But it surfaces that Killefer had performance issues of her own -- a tax lien was slapped on her DC home in 2005 for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help. She withdrew.

9. Turkey tried to block the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as new NATO secretary general because he didn't properly punish the Danish cartoonist who caricatured Mohammed. France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel were outraged; Obama said he supported Turkey's induction into the European Union.

10. . . . and he never mentioned the Armenian genocide.

11. The picture of Obama and Hugo Chavez shaking hands.

12. Hugo Chavez gave him the anti-American screed "The Open Veins of Latin America." Obama didn't remark upon it. At least it wasn't DVDs.

13. Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega went on a 50-minute anti-American rant, calling Obama "president of an empire." Obama didn't leave the room. "I thought it was 50 minutes long. That's what I thought," he said.

14. Executives at AIG get $165 million in bonuses, despite receiving an $173 billion taxpayer bailout.

15. "For months, the Obama administration and members of Congress have known that insurance giant AIG was getting ready to pay huge bonuses while living off government bailouts. It wasn't until the money was flowing and news was trickling out to the public that official Washington rose up in anger and vowed to yank the money back." -- Associated Press, 3/18

16. "After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway." -- New York Post, 2/15


"Obama soared to victory on the hopeful promise of a new era of bipartisanship. During his inaugural address he even promised an 'end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.'

"Too bad it took all of three days for the promise to ring hollow.

"Start with Obama's big meeting with top congressional leaders on his signature legislation -- the stimulus -- on the Friday after his inauguration. Listening to Republican concerns about overspending was a nice gesture -- until he shut down any hopes of real dialogue by crassly telling Republican leaders: 'I won.' Even the White House's leaking of the comment was a slap at the Republican leadership, who'd expected Obama to adhere to the custom of keeping private meetings with congressional leadership, well, private.

"It's only gone downhill from there. The stimulus included zero Republican recommendations, and failed to get a single House Republican vote.

"It's not just the tactic of using Republicans for bipartisan photo-ops, and then cutting them loose before partisan decisions, that irks Obama's opponents. The new president wasted no time rushing forward with policies and legislation guaranteed to drive Republicans nuts. The first bill he signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- a partisan hot-button that drew all of eight Republican supporters in the entire Congress. Then there was the swift reversal of Bush policies on abortion and embryonic-stem-cell research -- issues dear to the Republican base.

"And when Obama and the Democrats in Congress took up SCHIP -- the children's health-insurance bill that Republicans say vastly expands government's role in health care -- they had an easy chance for real bipartisanship. After all, the bill had been hashed out in the previous Congress, and a bipartisan accord was reached before President Bush responded with a veto. Did the Obama team push for the compromise version in the 111th Congress? Nope. They went back to the drawing board, ramming through the Democrats' dream version.

"Of course, the lack of bipartisanship isn't limited to Capitol Hill. Obama has taken gratuitous swipes at the Republicans who recently decamped Washington, blaming President Bush for everything from the economy and the war to the lack of sufficient puppies and rainbows. And who could forget the Rush Limbaugh flap -- in which Obama's top advisers, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, orchestrated a public relations campaign meant to undermine the Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, by framing talk-radio personality Limbaugh as the real head of the Republican Party.

"For now, Obama's back-pedal on the bipartisanship promise just makes him look insincere. But the real consequences of the mistake will be felt soon enough. As Presidents Bush and Clinton could tell him, congressional majorities do change -- and at some point, Obama will need Republicans on his side. He'd be smart to spend his second 100 days making up for the serious snubs of his first."

-- Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska

18. "The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today." -- Department of Homeland Security intelligence report

19. Nixes a "buy American" provision in the stimulus bill.

20. "Yes, Canada is not Mexico, it doesn't have a drug war going on. Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country or suspected or known terrorists have entered our country across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there." -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The 9/11 hijackers did not come across the Canada border

21. "The Obama administration is signaling to Congress that the president could support taxing some employee health benefits, as several influential lawmakers and many economists favor, to help pay for overhauling the health care system. The proposal is politically problematic for President Obama, however, since it is similar to one he denounced in the presidential campaign as 'the largest middle-class tax increase in history.' " -- New York Times, 3/14


"During his historic inaugural speech, Barack Obama promised to usher in a transformational age where hope would replace fear, unity would overtake partisanship, and change would sweep aside the status quo. But early in President Obama's first 100 days it is obvious that the only thing that is changing is the Candidate of Change, himself.

"The same politician who proclaimed during his inauguration that 'on this day we have chosen hope over fear' soon warned Americans that the US economy would be forever destroyed if the stimulus bill was voted down.

"Why was it that same man who promised to put Americans' interests ahead of his own political ambitions chose instead to use the suffering of citizens to advance his agenda?

"Maybe he was following the guidance of Rahm Emanuel, who famously said, 'You never want to waste a good crisis.'

"They didn't.

"The White House's warnings were so over-the-top that Bill Clinton felt compelled to warn the new president against making such grim pronouncements. Americans would quickly warn that the White House would not channel FDR's eternal optimism but rather embrace the gloomy worldview of Edgar Allen Poe.

"The Candidate of Hope also quickly adopted the Nixonian worldview that Americans voted their fears rather than their hopes. Over Mr. Obama's first 100 days, that cynical calculation paid off politically for a White House that seemed most interested in appeasing the most liberal members of his Democratic Party.

"I expected more from Barack Obama. For the sake of my country, I hope I get it from the new president over the next 100 days."

-- Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and author of "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise" (Crown Forum), due out June 9.

23. Sanjay Gupta was in discussions to become Surgeon General, but the TV personality withdrew after he was criticized for his flimsy political record.

24. Rasmussen finds 58% of Americans believe the Obama administration's release of CIA memos endangers the national security of the United States.

25. Only 28% think the Obama administration should do any further investigating of how the Bush administration treated terrorism suspects.

The remainder are at the New York Post

Obama's Actions Guarantee Another 9/11 Style Attack in America

The Advocate

Herb Denenberg, The Philadelphia Bulletin

President Barack Obama has taken more steps to guarantee another 9/11 attack on America. He did that by forbidding enhanced interrogations that have already prevented a second 9/11 in Los Angeles. But it gets worse.

He issued the interrogation memo but edited out everything that documented how enhanced interrogation works. So he not only guaranteed more terrorist attacks on America but, in a single stroke, also committed a massive fraud by censoring out the effectiveness information. If anyone ought to be investigated for actions that damage America, it is not the Bush administration, but none other than President Obama.

And to further compound the crime, he calls for an investigation of those responsible for enhanced interrogation to be conducted by Attorney General Eric Holder. He’s the chap that, along with former Attorney General Janet Reno, created the wall between the FBI and CIA, which caused our failure to detect the 9/11 plot. Bill O’Reilly was on target when he said Mr. Holder was nothing more than a partisan and an incompetent … who distinguished himself by improperly sanctioning the pardoning of terrorists and a fugitive from justice.

With that kind of activity piling up, it should be obvious to the most casual observer the Obama administration and the mainstream media have teamed up in a combination that is on an almost certain path to destroy America. The Obama administration is letting loose with every kind of radical program, and the mainstream media is providing them with perfect cover, translating the most dangerous radicalism into seemingly mainstream policy. They are selling the presidential fraud that is Mr. Obama. They were responsible for electing him, and are now using their biased journalism to sell his programs.

The Obama moves so far have set us on a course to provide financial disaster, with unsustainable debt already here and back-breaking taxes in our near future. The Obama administration has already started to destroy our security, by displaying incredible weakness, and presenting Barack “The Apologizer and Appeaser” Obama. Most recently, the release of the documents relating to enhanced interrogation informs terrorists, destroys morale at the CIA and sets off a Banana Republic scene of criminalizing political positions and criminalizing lawyers whose opinions the Obama administration disagrees with. President Obama has, in effect, called for a witch hunt and show trial. The total insanity is demonstrated by holding lawyers criminally responsible for their legal advice and legal opinions. This means all of our lawyers are going to jail, but it also means that too many of our politicians have flipped their wigs.

It means our intelligence service will be run by a bunch of lawyers instead of by spies. There will be the kind of intelligence paralysis we initiated in the 1970s that led to our being unprepared for the likes of 9/11.

There is another disconcerting aspect of the famed Obama flip-flop on prosecuting those responsible for the memos on interrogation. President Obama’s prior theme was that we have to look forward and not back. His chief of staff and press secretary both said there would be no prosecution of the CIA personnel who carried out the advice in the interrogation memos and of the lawyers and others responsible for the memos. Then President Obama suddenly changed his mind and passed the matter to Mr. Holder for his disposition. This suggests President Obama is buckling under pressure from left-wing radical pressure groups, the base of the Obama support, who want blood from the Bush administration.

The president is a total leftist and radical, and he is being nudged even further off the looney left cliff by the likes of, George Soros, and the rest of the most radical elements in American politics. This has turned into criminalizing the previous presidential administration and another senseless distraction from the major issues of our time, like the war on terror and the economy.

Read the rest at the Philadelphia Bulletin

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What $100 Million in Spending Cuts Looks Like Compared To a $3.7 Trillion Dollar Budget

Symbolism Over Substance Describes Budget "Cuts"

Just how 'massive' are the Cabinet spending cuts that Obama ordered yesterday?

According to White House press-whore Robert Gibbs, $100 million is a 'substantial' amount.  "Only in Washington DC is $100 million dollars considered a small amount" said Gibbs.

Once again, Robert Gibbs shows his incompetence by failing to understand the context of $100 million in 'budget cuts' versus a $3.7 trillion dollar budget.  So here goes, in picture form.  obamacuts

You our reader can determine for yourself just how 'substantial' $100 million in cuts are, compared to the $3.7 TRILLION dollar budget that Obama has proposed for fiscal year 2009.

Now, maybe Robert Gibbs thinks $100 million dollars is 'substantial', and maybe it is if we're talking about winning the Lottery.

But the reality is this: $100 million dollars is the hourly interest that accrues on Obama's $3.7 TRILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

Or to state it in simpler terms, that's $1,666,666.66 dollars per minute just in interest on Obama's $3.7 TRILLION dollar budget.

I'd darn sure like to know exactly how this country is ever going to pay back its debt when the interest racks up that fast.

And to think Obama has the nerve ... dare we say audacity to declare himself a fiscally responsible President.

When you get your head around these numbers, you then understand exactly what last week's Tax Day Tea Parties were all about.

- NoBamaNation Editor

Monday, April 20, 2009

FBI Spied On Americans Who Attended Tax Day Tea Party Protests

Excerpted from Northeast Intelligence Network:

19 April 2009: Even as average Americans were planning to get out in towns and cities to demonstrate against Big Government and Big Taxes, Federal Bureau of Intelligence Investigation (FBI) surveillance was being unleashed upon them. In fact, unsuspecting Tax Day TEA Party participants were being closely watched during the demonstration planning stages in a covert operation that began on or about March 23, 2009.

If you one of the estimated 750,000 Americans who attended one of about 600 TEA parties last week, you might have seen media cameras covering the event. Media cameras, however, were not the only cameras taking video at these events, something that has at least one current FBI agent concerned over the future of America. According to this agent - the same agent who provided the Northeast Intelligence Network (NEIN) exclusively the unreleased photographs of the 11 missing Egyptian students who were the subject of a FBI BOLO in August 2006–placed his concerns for true patriots of the U.S. over his own career when he confided that covert surveillance was “planned and performed” at each of the TEA parties that took place last Tuesday.

Read the rest here

Greedy VP Joe Biden Getting Social Security Stimulus Payment

More Democrat Hypocrisy: Do As We Say, Not As We Do!

Vice President Joe Biden announced last month that Social Security recipients will begin receiving their one-time $250 "economic stimulus checks" beginning in May. In his announcement, the Veep said that Social Security recipients needed these checks.

What the typically big-mouthed, unable to keep National Security secrets Veep failed to mention is that he will be one of those recipients!

Does the V.P. of the United States of American really NEED a $250 "stimulus check" or is he acting out of sheer greed? Let's examine the facts.

Fact #1, Joe Biden began collecting Social Security benefits in fiscal 2008 when he turned 66 years old and as a sitting U.S. Senator made in excess of $169,0000 plus perks and benefits as a sitting U.S. Senator. The Biden's combined income for 2008 was $253,866.

Fact #2, Joe Biden will make more than $227,000 as Vice President. The Biden's combined income is expected to be over $400,000 for 2009.

Fact #3, according to Biden's tax returns for fiscal 2008, he collected $6,534 in Social Security benefits in 2008. Social Security spokeswoman Kia Green said that for 2008, Social Security beneficiaries could earn up to $13,560 without their benefits being taxed. That cap jumps to $14,160 in 2009.

Given the Democrats mantra of "shared sacrifice" and re-distribution of wealth policies, it only stands to reason to hold Joe Biden to the same 'standard' that Democrats are holding this country's CEO's and CFO's to by asking a very simple question:

Does Joe Biden need that $250 "stimulus check" and does he need to collect Social Security?

Here we have yet another case of Democrat HYPOCRISY and the "Do As We Say, Not As We Do" mentality that is ruining this country.

Finally, isn't this yet another prime example of Governmental largesse and the lack of fiscal judgement that's driving this Administration's Socialist/Marxist fiscal policies?

You bet it is, no wonder there were more than 600 Tea Parties nationwide last week with nearly 1,000,000 people attending. I suspect as information such as the above continues to leak out, the Federal Government is going to feel even more heat.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Susan Roesgen BUSTED At Chicago Tea Party

Sometimes the story AFTER the story is the most interesting.

Here you'll see what happened AFTER Susan Roesgen signed-off CNN from the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party.  Many in the crowd WERE NOT happy with her "reporting" and let her know all about it.

Here's the proof of what we said in this very blog the other day:  Susan Roesgen was not at the Tea Party to report the news, she was there to MAKE the news.  This video proves it.

In this world, there are liars and there are Damn'ed Liars.  Susan Roesgen is a Damn'ed Liar.  She wasn't 'attacked' at the Chicago Tea Party, she was the attacker.

As one rally participant pointed out, there was no respect for CNN at the rally as CNN (via Susan Roesgen) certainly did not respect those who came to exercise their First Amendment rights.

Another example of why CNN's ratings are in the crapper.  If you're like me and you think it's high time the media simply REPORTED the news and stopped insulting us by telling us what to think then we urge you to join the Fire Susan Roesgen Facebook Site!  Click on the picture below to join and make your voice heard!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Tax Day Tea Party Experience

CNN, MSNBC, Others Completely Mis-Represent Reality

Today I attended the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party Protest at Dirksen Federal Plaza in Downtown Chicago.  The event had been planned along with hundreds of other Tax Day Tea Parties nationwide.

First, I wish to extend my kudos to the Chicago Tea Party event organizers.  The event was well planned with a solid agenda and good speakers.  As non-partisan events go, it was really well done.  More than 10,000 people attended filling the Dirksen Federal Plaza to capacity, overflowing onto the streets.

People that I had the good fortune to speak to were a mix of those that identified with the Democrat and Republican parties with a fair sprinkle of "Independent" voters mixed in.  All of whom came together because they're concerned about the explosive growth of the Federal Government, government intrusion into our daily lives, and the fact that the Federal Government has for years spent our hard-earned taxpayer dollars foolishly.  This was the overarching concern expressed by speaker and attendee alike - many of which brought their children to this event.

As rally's and protests go, the crowd was exceptionally well behaved.  People were friendly with each other, talked about the creativity of all the signs, why they were there, and often taking pictures of the event.  There was a sense of history, the 'spark' that's about to light the wildfire that I think we all sense coming.

There were also a number of reporters covering the event from most of the major news networks as well.  Photographers went about the crowd snapping pictures, TV crews took footage while reporters conducted interviews.

One interview that happened right behind where this writer was standing, was done by CNN's own Susan Roesgen.  Susan spent some time wandring around the south-end of Dirksen Federal Plaza, commenting aloud for many to hear how "stupid" and "ignorant" she viewed those in attendance.  In the footage you are about to see below, Susan Roesgen interviews a gentleman who brought his two year old son to the rally.  There were many children ages 2-12 or so that came down to the city with their Parents, and this was what I'd call a 'family friendly' event.  There was a sense of history in the crowd, a sense of tradition that is the American Experience in that we have the right like no other country, to voice our opinion when we believe our Government is out of line.

But rather than conduct an interview, Susan Roesgen's liberal bias is instantly apparent.  As she argues with the gentleman she's 'interviewing' those who could hear her begin booing her.  It's only at that point that Roesgen 'retreats' and claims an "anti-CNN bias" before sending the broadcast back to the CNN studio.

But here's what you won't see on camera: Roesgen walking around the crowd being rude and belligerent to rally participants and challenging them to debate her on CNN.  Roesgen spent more than 15 minutes within earshot of this writer trying to goad various rally participants into going on the air.  To the credit of those in attendance, none bit as it was apparent what she was up to.  We all saw it. 

As Roesgen began arguing with her interview subject, those of us around her who had witnessed her behavior before the interview began booing her. 

And CNN wonders why their ratings are completely in the tank?  Look no further than Susan Roesgen's behavior, which is typical of the liberal elite media.  They after all know better than we do, don't they?

(CNN Reporter Harassed at Chicago Tea Party?  Hardly.  She came in with an agenda and failed in executing it.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Are You A Right-Wing Hate Group?

Do you believe in States Rights?

The U.S. Constitution?

Are you against abortion?

Do you believe the immigration laws of this country should be enforced?

Are you attending a Tax-Day Tea Party tomorrow (April 15th?)


In a report titled "Right-Wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, the Department of Homeland Security identifies individuals, or members of groups that affiliate themselves with causes such as the above as "Hate Groups."

The most notable mention in the report is its identification of returning war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan as being "prime candidates" for "right-wing hate groups."  In the report, the Department of Homeland Security notes "Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists," it says. "DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities."

The report goes on to use the April 4th shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers as an example of what may be coming by claiming the gunman allegedly held a racist ideology, was anti-government and believed in "conspiracy theories" that the Government was about to confiscate guns, abolish the second amendment and had built citizen detention camps to detain and imprison those who disagreed with the Federal Government.

The report also warned Law Enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for suspicious individuals that may have third-party bumper stickers, support Ron Paul or Bob Barr, or have anti-Obama bumper stickers.


Make no doubt about it, when the Federal Government uses its power to marginalize those who don't submit themselves to its power, and seeks to punish those that disagree with it, the Federal Government has in fact grown too large and too powerful!

The Obama Administration is actively trying to shut its critics up through these types of intimidation tactics.  Is it any reason more than 22 states have asserted their Sovereignty, affirming the 10th amendment? 

And finally, what a great time for a Tea Party!  This government is too big, it spends too much, and it no longer represents you and I.  The government "of the people, by the people, for the people" no longer exists.  It's high time we, the American Citizens, took it back.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Captain Richard Phillips Freed - FINALLY!

5 day hostage crisis comes to end.  What took so damn' long?

Thank You U.S. Military!  Three TERRORIST Pirates killed, one in custody.  Captain Phillips is unharmed.

Somehow, we're sure that the liberals in America are upset that we have three dead terrorists that won't receive "their rights" to a criminal trial in America.

The Buck Stops ..... Where?

Obama Can't Blame Bush For This Mess!

We are now in Day 5 of the Somali Pirate Hostage Crisis.  If using the term "hostage crisis" rings a bell, chances are you our dear reader remembers the Carter Administration's Iranian Hostage Crisis, which lasted 444 days and ended only as Ronald Wilson Reagan was sworn into office.  As Reagan was being sworn in, the Iranian's hustled the fifty-two (52) American diplomats to a waiting plane out of fear of American retaliation.  You see, the Iranian's viewed Reagan as a strong President, a man of his word and they feared him. 


Fast forward to today, Easter Sunday as four Somali Pirates ("Terrorists" by any other name) literally hold the United States Navy, the strongest Navy in the world, at bay via a lifeboat and four rifles.

Ask yourself this question, "why are they doing this?"  The answer is simple: they view Obama, a "community organizer" turned President as weak.  With each passing moment that these four "pirates" (again, terrorists by any other name) keep the US Navy at bay, they gain strength in the eyes of the despots of the world.

And why not?  North Korea launched a rocket over a U.S. ally just last weekend and what happened?  The United States of America went on bended knee to the Useless Nations for what?  Another "resolution?"  Try another 'resolution' that not only wasn't passed, it never materialized.  The Useless Nations did nothing to reprimand North Korea.3423806769_c179e2bdce_o

Armed with this information, we now have Somali Pirates  (Terrorists) holding not one American hostage, but 16 across two vessels.  So what is the Obama Administration to do?

Well, for starters they trot out Hillary Clinton to express her "concern" and "disappointment."  Her feeble attempts to 'rally the world' to fight these terrorists has failed, MISERABLY.  The 'world' isn't coming to America's rescue.  Why should they?  They aren't helping us in Iraq or Afghanistan either so why should they help the most powerful Navy in the world rescue American hostages?

Which brings us to Obama. Why is the White House silent, and what orders were issued to the U.S. Navy?

As someone who's never served in the military, I had what I thought was a reasonable question for my friends who have, or currently are serving.  That question was this: "Why when Captain Richard Phillips jumped out of the life raft weren't the four Somali pirates blown out of the water?" 

Their answer didn't surprise me, as each speculated that while the Captain of any Naval vessel has full command and control authority in life and death situations, it was very likely that orders were issued not to take out the Somali Pirates if the opportunity arose due to the Administration not wanting to appear as "bullies" to the rest of the world for exercising our power against four terrorists with rifles.

So our linkage to the Carter years in starting today's commentary appears to be entirely correct.  We have a weak Commander in Chief that is hiding behind a Socialist/Marxist Secretary of State.  Furthermore, we also have a return to Clinton-era policies that treat terrorists as 'criminals' under U.S. Law.

Need we remind you our reader that it was that same approach that allowed 19 terrorists to train to fly airplanes into buildings under Bill Clinton's watch, with nothing done to stop them even when the FBI raised the alert.

This same mentality along with Obama's Jimmy-Carter like inexperience and narcissistic tendencies may very likely result in another hostage crisis that makes America looks weak and will take decades to recover from.

The only question left in my mind is, will this one last longer or less than 444 days?  I wonder what the over-under is in Vegas.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Saudi's Report Plot to Assassinate Obama

In the "Oh gee, I thought the world just loved us now that Bush was gone, and Obama is President now" category:

CBS News:

The Saudi Arabian newspaper al-Watan reported today that Turkish security services have arrested a man of Syrian origins Friday in connection with a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama during his current visit to Turkey.

The man, who was carrying an Al-Jazeera TV ID card in the name of M.G., confessed after his arrest that he was planning on stabbing the U.S. president with a knife during the Alliance of Civilizations summit held in Istanbul, adding that he had three other accomplices to help him execute his plan.

According to the paper, Turkish investigators were trying to verify whether the Qatari-based Arab TV channel has truly issued the ID card produced by the man, or if it’s a forged copy.
The suspect, a permanent resident of Istanbul, has been regularly attending all conferences and events relating to the Middle East held in the city.

Al-Watan contacted Al-Jazeera's bureau chief in Ankara, Yucef al-Sharif, who said that news of the suspect came as a complete surprise to Al-Jazeera staff in Turkey, who all claimed that they knew nothing about the man.

"We learned that he (the suspect) claimed to be working for our bureau … if that has been the case then he most certainly forged our ID card,” al-Sharif told al-Watan in a phone call from Ankara.

Al-Sharif said that Turkish security services know everyone who worked in Al-Jazeera's offices in Ankara.

Tell us again Mr. Obama that we're not at war with Islam?  Seems kissing King Faud's ring got you something afterall.  Next time, may we suggest you aim lower?

The Divider In Chief

In the last ten days, this writer was "push polled" over the phone by a political survey company who was hired to evaluate the current President's performance.  (Note: the polling company refused to give their name, or state who hired them to do the poll.) 

In taking the poll, I was asked to rate Obama's performance as President across a number of areas using different measuring criteria.

It didn't take long, perhaps the second question into the "poll" when I realized something was terribly amiss.  Of the seven possible answers one could give to any question in the "poll" five of them would be considered "favorable" by any reasonably intelligent human being.  One answer "fair" seemed neutral, the final answer "poor" seemed obviously negative.

Being the staunch Conservative (No, I'm not a Republican) that I am, all of my answers to the best of my objective capability determined that Obama was of course doing a rather "poor" job in office. 

By about the fifth question, I decided to try to see if I could get the pollster to simply hang up as I added a significant amount of color commentary around my "poor" rating of Obama.  Amongst other comments, I strongly suggested that Jimmy Carter was perhaps the happiest guy on the planet because finally someone had come along that would be a far worse President than he was.

By the last question (there were 20 in all) I could tell the pollster had enough of my commentary with each answer and the poll ended.  But I wondered just why of the seven possible responses, five would be considered favorable, one neutral, and one "poor" by any reasonable test.

Then a friend forwarded this article to me just this past weekend which explained it all.  It seems pollster John Zogby is onto the game that the other so-called "neutral" polling organizations are playing.  Some of these polls show Obama with a 65% approval rating, but that simply cannot be true with the number of Democrats that oppose him (estimated 17%) while only 15% of Republicans polled have a favorable opinion. So where did the 65% number come from?

The answer: giving the President a "fair" rating is now being counted as "favorable" thus inflating the poll numbers. 

With polling methodologies like this, it's got to be awfully hard for Obama to poll negatively doesn't it?  So much for objectivity in polling, let's just TELL the American people what to think via push-polls, right?

Pew Research also got it right today in pointing out that Obama is in fact more divisive than President Bush was at the same point in his Presidency.  As Pew points out, there is a 61 point gap in how Democrats and Republicans view Obama's performance.  This makes Obama the most divisive President in the last 40+ years, at least at this point in his Administration. 

Here the bad news for Obama is that so-called "Independent" voters FOREIGN POLICY FOR DUMMIES have begun to abandon him.  His approval rating with them has fallen to 55% according to Pew Research, which represents a second consecutive point drop in this key category.  According to Pew Research, National Defense is a key issue for Independent voters, and Obama's poor performance here is leaving them feeling the United State is less secure.  North Korea's missile launch over the weekend has had an impact, as nearly 60% of Independent voters believe the time for talking with North Korea is over, and the time for a Military response has come. 

Liberals and the lamestream media can try and prop Obama up all they want, the reality that he may be the most disastrous President in US History is rapidly setting in not just with Republicans, but with Independent voters as well. Thats' a recipe for disaster for Democrats in 2010, and for Obama's "historic" Presidency.

Somewhere, Jimmah Carter must be smiling.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Obama Wants to Control the Banks

There's a reason he refuses to accept repayment of TARP money.


Wall Street Journal, April 4th, 2009

I must be naive. I really thought the administration would welcome the return of bank bailout money. Some $340 million in TARP cash flowed back this week from four small banks in Louisiana, New York, Indiana and California. This isn't much when we routinely talk in trillions, but clearly that money has not been wasted or otherwise sunk down Wall Street's black hole. So why no cheering as the cash comes back?

My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell 'em what to do. Control. Direct. Command.

It is not for nothing that rage has been turned on those wicked financiers. The banks are at the core of the administration's thrust: By managing the money, government can steer the whole economy even more firmly down the left fork in the road.

If the banks are forced to keep TARP cash -- which was often forced on them in the first place -- the Obama team can work its will on the financial system to unprecedented degree. That's what's happening right now.

Here's a true story first reported by my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano (with the names and some details obscured to prevent retaliation):

Under the Bush team a prominent and profitable bank, under threat of a damaging public audit, was forced to accept less than $1 billion of TARP money. The government insisted on buying a new class of preferred stock which gave it a tiny, minority position. The money flowed to the bank. Arguably, back then, the Bush administration was acting for purely economic reasons. It wanted to recapitalize the banks to halt a financial panic.

Fast forward to today, and that same bank is begging to give the money back. The chairman offers to write a check, now, with interest. He's been sitting on the cash for months and has felt the dead hand of government threatening to run his business and dictate pay scales. He sees the writing on the wall and he wants out.

But the Obama team says no, since unlike the smaller banks that gave their TARP money back, this bank is far more prominent. The bank has also been threatened with "adverse" consequences if its chairman persists. That's politics talking, not economics.

Think about it: If Rick Wagoner can be fired and compact cars can be mandated, why can't a bank with a vault full of TARP money be told where to lend? And since politics drives this administration, why can't special loans and terms be offered to favored constituents, favored industries, or even favored regions? Our prosperity has never been based on the political allocation of credit -- until now.

Which brings me to the Pay for Performance Act, just passed by the House. This is an outstanding example of class warfare. I'm an Englishman. We invented class warfare, and I know it when I see it. This legislation allows the administration to dictate pay for anyone working in any company that takes a dime of TARP money. This is a whip with which to thrash the unpopular bankers, a tool to advance the Obama administration's goal of controlling the financial system.

After 35 years in America, I never thought I would see this. I still can't quite believe we will sit by as this crisis is used to hand control of our economy over to government. But here we are, on the brink. Clearly, I have been naive.

Mr. Varney is a host on the Fox Business Channel.

Attention Homeland Security: Barack Hussein Obama is a Known Terrorist Supporter! Do Not Let Him Back Into The Country

This man has links to William Ayers, a known domestic terrorist and is sending money to Palestinian Terrorists under the guise of "Foreign Aid." 

By Federal Regulations, Barack Hussein Obama is a Terrorist Supporter who should not be allowed back into the coobamaclownuntry.

Be on alert for this man.  If you see him trying to re-enter the  country using his status as "President" of these United States, the Department of Homeland Security is to deny re-entry to this individual.

Here is his picture, be on the lookout.