Monday, May 31, 2010

BP’s Personal, Corporate Ties to Obama White House

From StLouisToday.Com

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, the national laboratory then headed by Steven Chu received the bulk of a $500 million grant from the British oil giant BP to develop alternative energy sources through a new Energy Biosciences Institute.

Chu received the grant from BP's chief scientist at the time, Steven E. Koonin, a fellow theoretical physicist whom Chu jocularly described as "my twin brother." Koonin had selected the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, over other universities in the United States and Britain, in part because of Chu's pioneering work in alternative fuels.

Today, Chu is President Barack Obama's energy secretary, and he spent Tuesday in Houston working with BP officials to try to find a way to stop the flow of oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Koonin, who followed Chu to the Energy Department, is recused from all matters relating to the disaster because of his past ties to BP, said Stephanie Mueller, an Energy Department spokeswoman.

The relationships among Chu, Koonin and BP illustrate the complexity of the ties between the company and the government now playing out along the Gulf Coast as they struggle to cope with one of the nation's worst environmental disasters. Just as the Pentagon and military contractors develop symbiotic business, technical and political interdependencies, the government in this case needs BP's offshore drilling technology and well-control equipment; the company needs the government's logistical and scientific expertise, including
that of Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

Some critics say the Obama administration has relied too heavily on BP's assessment of the blowout and its solutions for addressing it. But government officials say that BP is legally responsible for plugging the well and cleaning up the mess. And they acknowledge that the government lacks the know-how to deal with the problem on its own.
There is no evidence that Chu or Koonin have represented BP's viewpoints in internal deliberations or sought to influence administration policy in a way that would benefit BP.

But John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog said: "From what I've seen, the Energy Department's response has been less than rapid to this oil spill. This whole thing just underscores that corporate interests have created, over time, these relationships that give them unfair access to policymakers."

Editors Note: Is it any wonder why BP can demand to see the Tax Forms of those who are being financially devastated by their mess in the Gulf prior to reimbursing them for losses?  Considering BP was Obama’s #1 donor from the Oil industry and BP’s cozy relationship with Chu in the Obama Administration, it’s not difficult to understand why BP can demand the tax forms of private citizens at all.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Breaking News: “Top Kill” Has Failed

Obama “In Charge” Since Beginning, Failure Is All His

Now that we’re witnessing the worst ecological and economical tragedy in United States History, there’s only one thing left to say about the Thugocracy that is the Obama Administration.

This is exactly what happens when a bribe taking Chicago politician (Emanuel) is mated with a communist street agitator who knows nothing about anything other than, "pay to play" and "go along to get along." (Obama)

When all the drillling permits for this well were granrted, BP, the dirtiest, most reckless of the large oil companies, was on probation from a felony conviction based on recklessness that killed 15 people in the 2005 explosion of its Texas City, TX refinery and from a misdemeanor conviction based on an Alaskan oil spill.

BP got a “green wash” by contributing more to the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign than it contributed to any other Presidential campaign in history.

Then in July of 2009 there was a sudden miracle; it was deemed the world's most responsible corporate good citizen and Barack Obama directly give BP carte blanche to drill this well.

What we now have is more ecologic and economic damage to Louisiana than occurred during Hurricane Katrina.  It will take decades for the Gulf Coast to recover from this disaster, that Obama said just the other day he was “in charge of” and “not a single decision had been made without HIS Administration’s consent.” (See 1:25 – 1:40 in the White House video below.)



As Obama took more campaign cash from BP than any other Presidential candidate in history, and has been calling all the shots on the Deep Water Horizon fiasco including directly ordering BP being granted a permit to drill the well, Obama must be impeached for bribery!


Someone’s Lying

A Six Week Old Story Changes After Obama Meets with Clinton

Someone’s lying.  It may be the White House, Joe Sestak, or surprise! former President Bill Clinton who just so happens to have a history of lying in front of a Federal Grand Jury no less.

For months, dating back to February of 2009 Sestak, a three star Admiral in the U.S. Navy has said that a “high level Government official in the Obama Administration” offered him a job to withdraw from the Pennsylvania Democrat Primary for U.S. Senate. 

Since winning the primary, Sestak maintained his position that it was a “high level Government official in the Obama Administration” that offered him a job to withdraw from the Senate race, clearing the field for Specter.

Sestak’s statement has been clear and consistent, including appearances on “Meet The Press” and “This Week” just last Sunday.

Additionally, just this past Monday, White House Spokesman Robert “Uh, Uh, Uh ….” Gibbs refused to deny that the White House offered Sestak a job to quit the Pennsylvania Democrat Primaries.  This was a complete reversal of Gibb’s previous statements.

Now Sestak’s story has changed and magically it was none other than Bill Clinton who, on behalf of the Obama Administration and at the behest of Rahm Emanuel offered Sestak a “job” that it turns out he wasn’t even qualified for as a sitting U.S. Congressman. 

In the last six weeks, what’s changed?

First, Sestak won the nomination, and the White House can’t simply “kick him to the curb” because they need him in a now Republican leaning district.

Second, Bill Clinton, who has a personal relationship with Joe Sestak has made several trips to the White House, again as recently as this past Monday to have “lunch” with Obama. Don’t we all want to know just what the topic of discussion was at lunch?  Given Sestak’s personal relationship with Clinton having served in the Clinton Administration there’s no doubt the “topic” was to get the White Houses’ lies straightened out, and who better to do that than the slippery Clinton who’s already demonstrated a willingness to lie in front of a Federal Grand Jury during his own Presidency?

So we know Clinton’s a liar, now what about Sestak?

Is it reasonable to believe that Sestak, a three star Admiral who’s been in and around our Military and Washington D.C. for long enough to know, doesn’t understand the difference between a former President (Clinton) and a “high ranking official in the Obama Administration?”

Of course Sestak knows the difference.  As someone who swore an oath in our Navy to protect and defend the United States of America from all enemies foreign and domestic it’s just inconceivable that Sestak wouldn’t know the difference.  So in Sestak’s case the question is this: why is he now lying and refusing to validate his statements of February 2009 and as recently as six weeks ago? 

There’s but one way to get to the truth of the matter at this point, and unfortunately it will not happen with a Democrat controlled House and Senate, nor will it happen with Eric Holder in the U.S. Attorney’s office.

This case screams for a Special Prosecutor, and at this point the only way to get one is to toss the Dem’s in November. 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Obama First

First U.S. President To Hold Press Conference Without American Flags Present

Was I the only one who noticed this yesterday?

obama no flags

What’s wrong with this picture?  It’s a Presidential Press Conference without a single American flag in the background.  Since this was Obama’s first formal press conference in nearly a year, you’d think his staff would have the time to plan the event and get it right.

So what is the motive for not having the American flag present at the press conference?  Perhaps it was 22 years in Jeremiah' Wright’s church that bred this President’s hatred for America.  After all, Obama repeatedly sides with our critics and enemies against the American people.  Just look at how he permitted Mexico’s President Calderon to chide Arizona from the House well unrebutted.  Then there’s Obama’s constant reaching out to Iran and attempts to negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan.  The Taliban as we all know gave safe haven to Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9-11 attacks which killed more than 3,000 people and destroyed the World Trade Center.

Is it a coincidence or lack of planning that caused the American flag to not be present?  Personally, I think this incident combined with the fact that Obama will be skipping the laying of the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial day speaks volumes of this man who occupies our White House.

By the way, notice the teleprompters?  Is this “President” so damn’ dumb that he can’t have a press conference without teleprompters?

Considering Obama “took full responsibility” for “plugging the damn’ hole” only after blaming Bush for the leak in the first place it’s clear this “President” really doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.

For example, Obama blamed the Bush administration for lax rules in inspecting oil rigs which caused this accident, yet ten days before the Deep Water Horizon blew up, Obama’s own people at the Minerals Management Service inspected the rig and passed it for safety.  Elizabeth Birnbaum was the head of MMS appointed by Obama.  This happened while his people were on watch, not Bush’s.

There’s also the fact that the Obama Administration failed to even acknowledge the incident for the first 9 days, turned away assistance from other countries, stopped supertankers from performing clean-up while the oil leaked, and prohibited Louisiana from building berms to keep the oil off their shores and save the shrimp and fishing industries.

All this from the so called “smartest” President ever elected.  Right, and people said Bush was dumb?

It has now been 40 days since this ecological and economic disaster started, and the American people have zero confidence that this assclown sitting in our White House has a clue as to what needs to be done.

“Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?”


Memorial Day White House News Dump Predictions

The Obama Administration is coming under increased scrutiny by none other than our lamestream media for its role in the Pennsylvania Democrat Primaries, and the attempted bribe of Joe Sestak to drop out of the race and give a clear field to Democrat turned Republican turned Democrat Arlen Specter.

Today the Washington Post reports that Sestak’s brother Richard, who served as his top political advisor and campaign lawyer spoke directly with Adminsitration officials about a high level cabinet position for his brother Joe in exchange for dropping out of the Democrat Primaries in Pennsylvania.

Joe Sestak you may recall first alleged the White House job offer in February of this year, and refused to drop out of the primaries.  The issue has caught fire since Sestak’s win last week, and now the lamestream media is finally doing their job, even if minimally, to learn what the White House knew, and when they knew it.

Surprisingly, the lamestream media questioned Obama during yesterday’s first press conference in almost a year on this topic.  I couldn’t help but hear shades of Richard Nixon’s “I am not a criminal!” in Obama’s denials that he or his administration had done anything wrong.

So here’s my prediction: Somewhere around 5:00 today Washington D.C. time, right as a holiday weekend begins here in the States, a document dump will occur.  In that document dump will be Obama’s lawyers “findings” that his Administration did nothing improper in offering Joe Sestak the Secretary of the Navy cabinet position in exchange for him dropping out of the Pennsylvania Democrat primaries.  The kneepad wearing lamestream media will of course worship at the altar of Obama and happily report this document dump as being “fact” with much fanfare, and continue their cover-up of the most incompetent President in history.

Update 9:42AM  BREAKING NEWS: Bill Clinton Authorized By White House To Offer Stesak A Job

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent is reporting this morning that “Senior White House Advisors” asked former President Bill Clinton to contact Joe Stesak about his Senate run, and whether he’d be open to “alternatives” such as the Secretary of the Navy cabinet position.

Sargent reports that it was Rahm Emanuel who asked Clinton to talk to Stesak.  Does this mean the White House will try and throw Bill Clinton under the bus later today when White House legal council releases it’s “findings?”

If so, they do at their own peril as I’m betting Clinton’s involvement will only demonstrate how serious the White House was in clearing the field for Specter, keeping him as the Dem’s 60th vote needed to pass Obama’s agenda without republican support.

It will be very interesting to see how White House legal council spins this one later today without throwing Emanuel, Stesak or Clinton under the bus while maintaining distance from the deal.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama’s Katrina

Make no mistake about it, the environmental catastrophe happening in the Gulf of Mexico is Obama’s and the Left-Wing Environmentalist WHACKO’s in this Administration’s fault.

For years they’ve prohibited drilling ON LAND or on the Contintental Shelf where it’s much safer than drilling 5,000 feet down to the ocean floor, and look where their failed policies have gotten us.

Obama’s defenders will cry “What could he have done differently?”  How about stay out of the way and let BP do what needed to be done without Government interference, second-guessing and arm-chair quarterbacking?

Not only did this Administration completely IGNORE the disaster when it first happened (see: As Gulf oil spill worsens, Obama flies to San Fran to party with Getty Oil tycoons) it took more than a week for the White House to say anything about it and begin to act.  (see: How the White House destroyed the Gulf)

The EPA which initially approved the use of toxic dispersants to prevent oil from reaching the Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida shores, then jumps in and orders BP to stop using dispersant, without the EPA having any clue on what to use in the first place.  Lisa Jackson from the EPA then had to admit that the EPA had “no information” on the dispersant, Corexit and didn’t know what she was talking about.

The Pelosi controlled Democrat Congress then steps in and decides to punish American drivers for the oil spill, saying they will QUADRUPLE the Federal Gas Tax after the gulf oil spill. 

A leading scientist, hand-picked by the Obama Administration to pursue a solution to the gulf oil spill problem was removed from the group working on the problem because the White House didn’t like his writings on the ineffectiveness of “racial diversity efforts” and in some of his online postings about homophobia.  Professor Jonathan Katz wrote about the AIDS epidemic, saying:

"The human body was not designed to share hypodermic needles, it was not designed to be promiscuous, and it was not designed to engage in homosexual acts"

Katz, a leading physics scientist at the University of Washington was fired by the Obama administration for his personal views which had nothing to do with the urgency in stopping an environmental tragedy from happening.

In short, Obama let his politics get in the way of solving a major environmental and economic problem because of his desire to appease the radical gay agenda and those activists within his administration.

This country deserves much better than the ass-clown we have in office now, and I damn’ sure hope this gets remembered come November so we neuter this stupid bastard from doing any more damage to our country.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama’s Redistributionist Policies Working

Private Pay Shrinks to Historic Lows as Government Payouts Rise

USA Today had an interesting article by Dennis Cauchon today that really got my blood boiling and I suspect it will yours too.

Paychecks from private business’ shrank to their smallest share of personal income in history.

At the same time, government provided “benefits” from Welfare to Social Security, unemployment, food stamps and other forms of government wealth re-distribution rose to record all time high’s.


Private wages (meaning: those of us who WORK and earn a PAYCHECK) fell to 41% of the Nation’s personal income, down from 44.6% in December of 2007 when the current recession began.

At the same time, Government “benefits” such as those described above grew.  Individuals got 17.9% of their income from government programs in the first quarter, up from 14.2% when the recession started. Programs for the elderly, the poor and the unemployed all grew at record levels.  During the same time, Government Employee pay grew 9.8% of personal income, far and above that of the private sector.

In short folks, the system is now upside down and this isn’t sustainable.  Too few people in the private sector are paying for too many people living on the government dole, and working for the Government.  The Federal government relies on private sector jobs and the wages it provides as a source of taxable income to pay for Government programs because private sector workers are taxed at higher rates on their income than those who receive Government “benefits.” 

This recession has cost more than 8,000,000 private sector jobs, while costing Government at all levels (Federal, State, County, City) less than 500,000 jobs nationwide.  Who’s bearing the brunt of the increased chasm between private sector workers and those living on the Government dole?  You can bet it’s not those living on the Government dole who keep demanding that you and I in the private sector pay them more to sit on their fat, lazy, government cheese eating asses all day while watching Oprah and Jerry Springer!

Yep, Obama’s wealth redistribution is sure working alright.  More people are consuming government “benefits” than are paying into the system.

We’ll be just like Greece in no time at all at this rate.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Obama Violates Oath of Office

Refuses to Protect and Defend the Borders of the United States of America

The lawlessness and recklessness of this Administration is stunning to behold.  Obama’s issued direct orders to the head of ICE to deliberately REFUSE to deport those illegal immigrants detained in Arizona.

Clearly Obama like the rest of his Administration (Holder, Napolitano, etc..) hasn’t bothered to read the Arizona law, which mirrors FEDERAL LAW.

Since Obama is refusing to uphold his oath of office to fulfill his Constitutional duties and is committing treason, it’s time to deport him from Office.

Charles Krauthammer, Fox News Friday May 21st, 2010

No doubt you’re asking yourself “on what basis do you make your claim that Obama is refusing to uphold his oath of office  and is committing treason I refer you to the United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 4 which states in its entirety:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

Clearly the Obama Administration through its pronouncement the other day that illegal immigrants in Arizona would not be processed by ICE (Immigration Control & Enforcement) officials constitutes a willful display of failing to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, as Obama promised to do when he took his oath of office.

Surely past Presidents (Bush, Clinton, Bush #1) also failed to uphold their Constitutional duty, the key here though is “willfully.”  Neither Bush nor Clinton acted willfully to prevent the enforcement of our immigration laws.  Sure, by omission they failed, but willfully?  This is where Obama steps way over the line into Constitutional trouble in my view.

I can only wonder if and when our Congress returns to some semblence of sanity after the November elections that something actually gets done about the Obama administration’s daily violation of our Constitution, our laws, and Obama’s oath of office.

Remember in November!


Obama Has Enraged The Citizen Class

The “citizen class” is horrified.

Excerpted, Read The Rest at TownHall.Com

Austin Hill, TownHall.Com

We’re speaking here of those Americans who, while they may disagree on a variety of social and public policy issues, nonetheless agree on a few, crucial matters.

Those of us among the citizen class generally agree that the United States is a good country. While far from perfect, we see our nation as being a place of tremendous opportunity, and a force for goodness around the world.

We also agree that being a U.S. citizen is a significant and distinct thing. While we respect the notion that all human beings are worthy of their “basic human rights,” we see the rights imparted to citizens of the United States as being something different, something “over and above” the category of “basic human rights.”

This is not to say that we are superior people, because we are U.S. citizens. This is, however, the greatest blessing of being a U.S. citizen. It is why so many of us in the citizen class think of our status as a “naturally born citizen” as being a God-given gift, and we celebrate those who legally earn American citizenship as well.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

If Obama Were White, Would He Have Been Elected?

Ok, I’ll say it.  If Obama had been White and spewed all his socialist bullshit before the election, he’d never have been elected.

Liberal white guilt got this sorry POS elected to the White House.

There, I said it. Deal with it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WalMart vs. The Federal Government

What Would Happen If WalMart Ran Our Economy?

In the U.S., American’s spend $36,000,000 at WalMart every hour of every day.

This works out to $20,928 of profit every minute.

WalMart sells more from January 1st to St. Patricks Day than Target will sell all year.

WalMart is bigger tha Home Depot, Kroger, Target, Sears, Costco and K-Mart combined.

WalMart employs 1.6 million people, the largest private employer in the history of the world.  Most speak English.

WalMart sells more food than America’s two largest grocery chains, Kroger & Safeway combined and they did it in just 15 years. During this same period, 31 supermarket chains filed for bankruptcy.

WalMart now sells more food than any other grocery store chain in the world.

WalMart has 3,900 stores in the United States. 1,906 are SuperCenter stores, 1,000 more than 5 years ago.

This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur At a Wal-Mart store. The entire population of Earth is approximately 6.5 Billion.

90% of all American’s live within 15 miles of a WalMart.

Now, this may sound like complaining, but I assure it is not.  Compare the efficiencies of WalMart above, with the Federal Government of today:

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. It’s been “broke” all 234 years of its existence.

Social Security was established in 1935. Congress has stolen it blind, it’s broke. It’s full of nothing but IOU’s.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938. The Federal Government had 71 years to get it right and we know what happened – IT’S BROKE!

Freddie Mac was established in 1970. After 39 years of socialized tinkering and a housing bubble that popped costing trillions of dollars in lost home values, IT’S BROKE!

The War on Poverty started in 1964. After 45 years of transferring trillions of dollars of wealth to the poor, the system is not only broke, those on it are demanding more from those of us who pay taxes!  Yes, the poor are beating the “rich” and poverty is winning.

Medicare and Medicaid Medicaid were established in 1965.  After 44 years and trillions of wasted dollars, those on these government run health care systems receive lousy service, doctors are going broke, and the Government is now trying to inflict ObamaCare on the rest of us.  It’s BROKE!!

The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Yet, with 16,000 employees and a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before, sending our hard earned money to people that not only hate us – they want to KILL US!

If there’s one thing that should be clear by now, it’s that our Government is run by a bunch of corrupt, stupid morons and it’s high time to vote them ALL out of office this November!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hello, We’re The Tea Party And We’re Here To Take OUR Government Back

"I have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We've come to take our government back."

Rand Paul wins in Kentucky over the Republican Establishment choice, Jim Bunning.

Specter is out in Pennsylvania, never to return.

Pat Toomy, the only real Conservative running in the Pennsylvania Republican Primaries has one in the primaries.

Blanche Lincoln is in trouble in Arkansas.

The Candidates that Sarah Palin endorsed all won.

Obama’s horses all lost.

Take that Obama.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The American Welfare State

Headed To Bankruptcy Just Like Greece

Since Barack Hussein Obama seized power in January of 2009, more than 3,000,000 American’s have filed for Social Security Disability benefits.  That’s more than 10x the norm.

Why have these 3,000,000 people filed for Social Security Disability?  I can only think of one reason – they want a free ride. 

How else would one explain a more than ten-fold increase in the number of Social Security Disability applications?  Could it be as this writer predicted back in January of 2009 that stealth reparations was the order of the day for this administration?

As a rule I typically do not like talking racial politics, but something really stinks here.  Wouldn’t you just love to see the racial makeup of the 3,000,000+ individuals that have filed for Social Security Disability income since Obama took office?

As someone with a physical disability who goes to work every day and pays more than my fair share in taxes and takes care of my own family without any government assistance, this just really pisses me off.  I wonder if they’re going to be paid with Obama money from his own personal stash.

And on top of it all, these people have the nerve to complain that they have to fill out forms and wait to get their “Free money.”  So they riot, start fights, fires, and pose a general safety hazard to the rest of us because they’re too lazy to stand in a line to apply for a job.

Oh, they’ll stand in line for “free money” all day long and complain, but they won’t stand in line for a job.

This is what happened in Greece, and it’s happening in America every day.  If you don’t see it, you’re not paying attention.


Democrats Want To Confirm No Experience To The US Supreme Court

And just why the hell not?  Democrats elected a community organizer with no public or private sector experience to be President of the United States!!

Obama never worked in the private sector.  As a public sector employee (or “public servant” if you will) he sponsored no major legislation as an Illinois State Senator, he sponsored no major legislation as a US Senator (for all 141 days he was actually a US Senator) and here he is as President – with no public or private sector experience to speak of!

So why the hell wouldn’t Democrats want someone on the US Supreme Court with no judicial experience and no judicial record to look at?

Dumb shits.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Borking Kagan

This Left-Wing Radical Lesbian Doesn’t Deserve To Be On ANY Court

A radical feminist and socialist.

A rabid pro-homosexual rights advocate, raising suspicions that she herself is a lesbian.  Believes that the military should open its ranks and barracks to homosexuals, without restriction

Anti-Second amendment, “I’m not sympathetic,” to the Second Amendment, said Kagan.  In 1987 as a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk, Elena Kagan said she was “not sympathetic” toward a man who contended that his constitutional rights were violated when he was convicted for carrying an unlicensed pistol, according to Bloomberg. 

Kagan believes the state has the right to impose restrictive gun laws and she disagrees with the language of the Second Amendment.

Kagan told lawmakers last year when she was the nominee for solicitor general that she accepted the 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller as a precedent of the court. “There is no question, after Heller, that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms,” she said.

Kagan, however, added that the Constitution “provides strong although not unlimited protection against governmental regulation,” thus leaving the door open for future regulation.

Anti-First amendment, argued in favor of McCain-Feingold and restricting free speech where “political figures” were involved.

As an undergraduate at Princeton, Kagan wrote a senior thesis titled

"To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933."

In the "Acknowledgments" section of her work, she specifically thanked her brother Marc, “whose involvement in radical causes led me to explore the history of American radicalism in the hope of clarifying my own political ideas.” In the body of the thesis, Kagan wrote:

"In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness.

Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation. Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force?

Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation’s established parties?...

"Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP [Socialist Party] exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.

Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one’s fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope."

As a Dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan tried to overturn the Solomon Amendment, which is a law that denies federal funding to any university that bars military recruiters from their campuses. 

Kagan also filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to declare the Solomon Amendment unconstitutional. The Court, however, unanimously rejected Kagan’s position.

Kagan also worked on Michael Dukakis’ 1976 Presidential Campaign.  Remember Michael Dukakis?  His campaign for President took a major turn south when he announced during a debate that if his wife were raped and murdered, he would not seek the death penalty for the criminal.

In 1993 Kagan penned an article titled “Regulation of Hate Speech and Pornography" for the University of Chicago Law Review. In that piece, Kagan wrote:

“I take it as a given that we live in a society marred by racial and gender inequality, that certain forms of speech perpetuate and promote this inequality, and that the uncoerced disappearance of such speech would be cause for great elation.”

This left-wing extremist lesbian doesn’t belong on any court.

Links of Interest:
Elena Kagan: Free Speech Denier
By Patrick Cleburne
May 20, 2009
Young Elena Kagan: Hoping for a "More Leftist Left"
By Michael Goldfarb
May 8, 2009
Elena Kagan, Radical?
By Michael Goldfarb
May 6, 2009
The Social Revolution Rolls On, While They Were Sleeping
By Robert H. Knight
April 27, 2009
Elections Have Consequences
By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
February 10, 2009
Obama’s SG Pick Elena Kagan
By Ed Whelan
January 8, 200

Monday, May 10, 2010

One Of Obama’s Closest Friends Part Of Federal Probe

Dr. Eric Whitaker, Subpoenaed by Federal Grand Jury for Corruption

E-mails and other records of Dr. Eric Whitaker -- one of President Obama's best friends -- have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury.

The investigation involves "faith-based initiatives" and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health when Whitaker ran the agency for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to copies of subpoenas obtained under the state's Freedom of Information Act. 

In 2003, Obama then an Illinois State Senator gave a “glowing” reference for Whitaker to now convicted felon Tony Rezko, an influential “pay to pay” power broker for the Blagojevic Administration in April of 2003 for that job, which Whitaker later landed.   The president's friend resigned in October 2007 to join Obama's wife, Michelle, as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

On Friday, Whitaker defended his work as the state's former top health official, saying he developed "new methods" to help "African-American and other minority communities" get better medical care.

"The faith-based outreach programs at issue in this inquiry were recognized during my tenure by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others as national models for increasing awareness and preparedness planning for minority populations," Whitaker said in a statement. "The programs were functioning well when I left the department in 2007."

All told, Gov. Quinn's administration turned over copies of six subpoenas sent to four state agencies that show authorities have been seeking information about a variety of health-awareness grants and programs that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

One sent to the health department seeks "any and all records" involving "faith-based initiatives" on subjects including "emergency preparedness," "HIV/AIDS," "cervical/breast cancer" and "pandemic flu" (see sidebar).

Five subpoenas came from a federal grand jury in Springfield, while the sixth came from a grand jury in Chicago. The most recent is dated March 30.

The U.S. attorney's offices in Springfield and Chicago declined to comment, as did the White House.

Whitaker and his former chief of staff, Quin Golden, are named in a Nov. 23, 2009, subpoena in which authorities asked state officials to produce their "e-mail and other electronic storage accounts" from "January 2007 to present."

Here are some of the organizations named in recent federal grand jury subpoenas sent to four state agencies. All started getting state funding when Dr. Eric Whitaker headed the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

  • Brothers and Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS (BASUAH): A $2.5 million "social marketing effort" announced by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Whitaker in September 2005 to fight AIDS in the African-American community. BASUAH was run by the health department, which a spokeswoman says is "fully cooperating with the subpoenas."
  • Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation: AIDS-awareness group founded by state Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago) that has gotten more than $1.9 million in state money since 2006, including $1.2 million from the health department and $500,000 from the commerce department. State officials now are trying to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars from the defunct not-for-profit, claiming the money was improperly spent. Its former executive director, Lloyd Kelly, couldn't be reached.
  • National Black Nurses' Association, Chicago Chapter: Nursing group that puts on health fairs and sponsors scholarships has received more than $905,000 in state money since 2006, including more than $391,000 from the health department. The group didn't return a message seeking comment.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

U.S. Taxpayers Now Bailing Out Greece

GM/Chrysler, Banks, Wall Street Bailouts Will Pale In Comparison To Coming European Bailouts

The U.S. led International Monetary Fund (IMF) is bailing out Greece using U.S. taxpayer dollars, and at the current rate of projected bankruptcies in the Eurozone, Greece won't be the only country we, the American Taxpayer will be on the hook to bailout.

Portugal, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the U.K. are next up on the list projected to fail.  No wonder Germany doesn't want to "participate" in the bailouts, they fully understand the damage that will be done to their own economy if they do.

The Greek government, with its high taxes and profligate spending to support large bureaucracies and social programs, is bankrupt. Its bonds have been downgraded to junk status.
As economist Milton Friedman once said, "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand." Greece has run out of sand.

The IMF has pledged $145 billion to bail out Greece, and since the United States is the largest contributor to the IMF budget, our government will be funneling the majority, about $100 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars to Greece at a time when our own financial house is in disarray.

America faces the same problems Greece does, a debt to GDP ratio of 90%, burgeoning deficits exceeding $1.5 TRILLION dollars a year as far as the eye can see,  public employee union pension fund payouts that exceed 5 times that which public employees put into the funds in the first place, a 10% unemployment rate and more than $12,000,000,000,000 (that's trillion) in public debt.  We haven't even counted the more than $60,000,000,000,000 in unfunded Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits that the Government owes because they stole the money from those funds!

Are we on the verge of becoming Greece?  YOU BETCHA!!

In fact, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently warned congressional leaders that, without significant spending restraints, the United States would soon face a debt crisis like the one in Greece.   It is unfair and unwise to ask US taxpayers to fund bailouts for EU countries while America racks up huge deficits.

It's unlikely that Greece will be the last major EU member to seek financial help. High-debt Portugal, Spain and Italy could all face similar crises soon.  Estimates are that Spain will need a $450 billion bailout while Italy will cost more.  We haven't even begun to talk about Ireland and the U.K. which are also on the verge of going bankrupt becuase of their generous, benefit laden socialist systems and who's going to bail them out?  U.S. Taxpayers?  Rev up the printing presses at the Treasury, we'll just sell more junk bonds to China and sell our great-great-great children into indentured tax servituded to them as well!

The American people already know what the governments of Greece and other EU members must learn: A nation can't borrow, spend and bail out its way back to a growing economy.  The Tea Parties, election of Chris Christie in New Jersey and Scott Brown in Massachusetts are proof of that. 
In New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making tough choices without raising taxes or requesting aid from Washington, DC.  Scott Brown was elected in Massachusetts to stop ObamaCare, and the current Administration from racking tens of trillions of dollars of debt as a result.  (While the that failed, the fight on this topic isn't over yet!) 

The point is, if America isn't asking Europe for help with New Jersey, why should the EU ask the US for help with Greece?

Enough is enough.  America's taxpayers are out of money.  Our children's, children's, children's futures are already mortgaged by an over-spending socialist zealot, none of us want to see another generation of America's children become tax slaves to our own government, much less that of the E.U.

Suck it up E.U. You're on your own.

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Takes On Obama

Broken Borders are no laughing matter, watch as Brewer delivers a solid right-hook to the Obama Administration.  Obama thinks our borders with Mexico are a joke, the joke will be on him in November.

What a smarmy, arrogant PRICK this "president" is.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Of Market Crashes, Greece, and “Reform”

Yesterday’s near record market swing of 1,010 points was not a “glitch”, nor was it related to Greece although the financial markets are concerned about Greece’s debt problems spreading to Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain.

Yesterday’s rapid downturn of more than 900 points before “recovering” and losing “just” 347 points was engineered.  Yep, I said it .. “engineered” and I have proof.

It’s called the E-Mini S&P 500 which is made up of eight (8) stocks: Exelon (NYSE:EXC), Accenture (NYSE:ACN), CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP), Eagle Material (NYSE:EXP), Genpact Ltd (NYSE:G), ITC Holdings (NYSE:ITC), Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO), Casey’s General (NASDAQ:CASY) and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM)

In a single two-minute window between 1:30 and 1:36 PM CST yesterday, these 8 stocks were targeted and traded all the way down to zero or one cent before their values recovered.  More than 16 billion trades were executed against these 8 stocks.  Someone made money. Alot of money.

CNBC’s Matt Nesto explained yesterday during the “Closing Bell” that these types of trades happen “frequently” and termed them “bogus trades” because at the end of the day these types of trades tend to net zero.

But here’s the problem which is ripe for exploitation by the very Administration that has seized, the Car companies, health care and the Banking industry and is now going after wall street: Those of us who lost money yesterday through no fault of our own because the market was manipulated have no recourse.  Trades made in “good faith” never do.

Enter Big Daddy Government to the rescue!  Rather than target the criminal that manipulated the market yesterday, the Obama Administration is going to seize control of Wall Street (after one or two more “engineered market manipulations” of course!) and once again not let a good crisis go to waste.

These Reichstag fires the Obama Administration keeps deliberately setting to herd the sheeple of this country to socialism has got to stop.

Is it November yet?


Did Jim Cramer Accidentally Save The Markets?

You decide.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Word To The Wise: Immigration Is A Distraction

Watch The Man Behind The Yellow Curtain, Rahm Emmanuel

Whenever the pol’s in Washington DC all “work so hard together” on a single issue such as Immigration, which they have NO INTENTION of passing this year, stop and ask yourself this question:

“What are those dirty, rat bastards doing behind the scenes that they don’t want us to see?”

In case you haven’t figured it out, Obama needs two things to pass his agenda: Enemies and Distractions.

Obama’s already labeled the Tea Party as “racists” and “demogogues” taking square aim at them yesterday during his speech at the University of Michigan, portraying his foes in the most negative light.

There’s Obama naming his enemies.

Ginning up his supporters last week while announcing “Vote 2010” Obama tried to rally his core supporters around the issue of Immigration and getting out the vote in 2010 appealing to blacks, hispanics and women.

Where were the angry white guys in this speech?  Nowhere to be found, that’s to be sure.  And yet, Obama’s comments here dominated the news for a solid 4-5 days, combined with this gem:

“If you make 4 times more than the minimum wage, I think you’ve made enough money!”

For those of you who don’t know, 4x the minimum wage is $66,560 per year.  Good luck living on that in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago since an average family of four would qualify for all EITC, Child Care, State Property Tax and other “credits” from the Federal Government which then would mean they’d pay not taxes at all!  Who’d be paying taxes to support the Government?  Why, the rich of course!

And there’s the distraction: Immigration, race baiting, class warfare all wrapped up into a nice little package.

So what’s Obama after?  No, it’s not Goldman Sach’s, although they’re the convenient whipping boy for the housing bubble and the market collapse of 2008 – 2009. 

Obama’s after Wall Street. Financial “Reform” cloaking another power grab by the Federal Government and the Obama Administration to seize another major section of our economy.

That’s what Obama’s after, and his formula for getting what he wants is clear as day, coming right from Hugo Chavez’s playbook: Declare an enemy, create a Distraction, Take what you want.

Once Obama takes what he wants and has control of Wall Street and people’s private investments, he’s got his hands on the rest of OUR money, and there’s no telling what this socialist bastard is going to do with it.

Remember in November how important it is to “Change” what’s happening in Washington D.C. with this Chavez wanna-be in the White House and neuter the bastard by overturning Congress.