Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WTF! 74 Percent Of Blacks Approve Of Obama’s Handling Of Economy, “Obama clock” a top iPhone app, Maya Angelou: Memorial Quote Makes MLK Look “Arrogant” 15-Year-Old Jailed For Robbing Man For 7 Cents With BB Gun

74 Percent Of Blacks Approve Of Obama’s Handling Of Economy
In a recent BlackPlanet/NewsOne poll, 74 percent of African Americans polled approve of President Obama’s handling of the economy while 26 percent disapprove.

The poll stands in sharp contrast to the Gallup Poll conducted on August 14th which found 74 percent of American disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy, while only 26 percent of approve.

Folks I don’t know what to tell ya…

“Obama clock” a top iPhone app
High unemployment, high national debt, lousy housing numbers and high gas prices aside, it’s fun to watch the clock run out on Barack Obama’s first term as president. A new iPhone application — the “Obama Clock” — now ranks as the No. 1 reference app. Earlier today, it was No. 2 behind National Geographic’s World Atlas, but the app’s individual web page suggests it surpassed that old standby, at least for today.

The clock serves as “a countdown to either Barack Obama’s second inauguration or his final days as President of the United States.” More importantly, it downloads and updates important voter metrics: the president’s approval rating, the size of the public debt, the unemployment level, the cost of gasoline and the housing price index.

The man behind the application says it owes its popularity primarily to conservatives who like to revel in the president’s dismal numbers — and adds that his leftist mother and friends aren’t at all happy with him for creating it in the first place.

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Maya Angelou: Memorial Quote Makes MLK Look “Arrogant”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maya Angelou is the latest prominent Black figure to voice reservations with the newly erected Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C.

Angelou, who consulted on the project, has an issue with a quote on the wall by the Tidal Basin of the memorial that reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness.”

“The line makes Dr. Martin Luther King look like an arrogant twit,” she said.
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15-Year-Old Jailed For Robbing Man For 7 Cents With BB Gun
SYRACUSE, NY — Anthony Stewart, a 15-year-old boy from Onondaga County was sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility for robbing a 73-year-old man for 7 cents with a bb-gun.The judge refused to try Stewart as a youthful offender because Stewart denied the robbery.
The Huffington Post reports:
Unlike Stewart, his accomplice, Skyler Ninham, 16, pleaded guilty and was sentenced as a youthful offender, according to Syracuse.com. He’ll serve a minimum of one year at a state prison.
According to Newser, the boys ran up to a 73-year-old man, punched him in the face, breaking his glasses, and robbed him of 7 cents — all the money he had in his pockets.

Teacher Suspended For Calling 1st Graders “Future Criminals, Why Perry Can Beat Obama and Romney Can't ”Perry ahead by 6 over Romney, Obama’s Race-Based Spoils System, IDIOT! Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree', Is Obama fomenting a race war? Arrogance Is More Dangerous Than Stupidity For Politicians


Teacher Suspended For Calling 1st Graders “Future Criminals”
PATTERSON, N.J. — Jennifer O’Brien has been suspended from her job as a Patterson, New Jersey first grade teacher after she made a post on her blog referring to her students as “future criminals.”
O’Brien claimed that she wasn’t a teacher — but a “warden for future criminals” — and said that she wanted a “Scared Straight” program for her young students.
The New American reports:
O’Brien was suspended because the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was upset with her comments, as was the president of the Paterson school board. O’Brien is white; most of her students are black and “Latino.”
“The reason why she was suspended was because the incident created serious problems at the school that impeded the functioning of the building,” board president Theodore Best told North Jersey.com. “You can’t simply fire someone for what they have on a Facebook page; but if that spills over and affects the classroom then you can take action.”

Dr. Boyce: Black Children Are Not “Future Criminals”
While O’Brien’s frustration is certainly understandable, it’s not difficult to see that her comments are rooted in the same racial bias that destroys so many Black and brown children in America’s broken school system. Although Ms. O’Brien would like to believe that these six-year-old children have already routed themselves to prison, the truth is that she herself has incarcerated her kids in the prison of low expectations. Instead of spending her time trying to elevate their minds to become doctors, lawyers and professors, Ms. O’Brien seems to believe that the most she can do for her six-year old’s is keep them out of jail.

I find myself personally disappointed with O’Brien’s remarks because I was one of “those” children: Horrible grades, in detention more than class, and in the principal’s office so much that I knew the names of his wife and kids. The truth was that I wasn’t a dumb child or one who was destined for the penitentiary; I was looking for a teacher who gave a damn about me and didn’t think I was a menace to society. And to be honest, school bored me to death because no one ever explained how a good education can help you make more money (which matters quite a bit to kids who are born to single mothers in the projects).

If Ms. O’Brien can’t handle little Black kids, she doesn’t need to be teaching them.
Top 4 Media Exploitations Of Black People

Thieves crash into store, steal hair extensions...

IDIOT! Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'
A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.”
Carson also said the tea party is stopping change in Congress, likening it to “the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow.”
The explosive comments, caught on tape, were uploaded on the Internet Tuesday, and Carson’s office stood by the remarks. Jason Tomcsi, Carson’s spokesman, said the comment was “in response to frustration voiced by many in Miami and in his home district in Indianapolis regarding Congress’s inability to bolster the economy.” Tomcsi, in an email, wrote that “the congressman used strong language because the Tea Party agenda jeopardizes our most vulnerable and leaves them without the ability to improve their economic standing.

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Is Obama fomenting a race war? - Washington Times
President Obama is inciting racial division. He rightly fears that the Democrats will suffer huge losses in November’s midterm congressional elections. Republicans are within reach of retaking control of the House of Representatives. Even the Senate may be in play. His party’s grip on power is threatened - and with it, Mr. Obama’s radical socialist agenda.

Fear breeds desperation. Hence, Mr. Obama is resorting to the worst kind of demagoguery: playing the race card. In a video to Democrats, the president embraced identity politics; black, Hispanic and female voters are to be courted at the expense of white middle-class America.

“It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008, stand together once again,” he said.

Mr. Obama conveniently ignored the large chunk of white voters - suburbanites, latte-sipping professionals, environmentalists, labor union members - who voted for him in huge numbers. For Mr. Obama in the 2010 election, whites no longer matter - especially white Christian males.

In recent memory, no president has so deliberately and publicly sought to pit racial and gender groups against each other. The president is not simply the titular head of a party or the leader of government. He is the head of state and embodies the collective will of the American people. He is the president of all Americans - not just certain segments of his electoral coalition. Mr. Obama’s rhetoric is reckless. It is fostering civil strife and racial animosity.

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Rick Perry Is A Lot Closer To The 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination Than You Think; - Business Insider
The Republican "establishment," such as it is, is quickly coming to the realization that the 2012 GOP presidential nomination is Texas Governor Rick Perry's to lose.
He leads in Iowa and he hasn't even really campaigned there yet. He's running second in New Hampshire, which is all he needs to do.  And he's running comfortably ahead in South Carolina (again, without much campaigning), which is the gateway to the South.
The South is the base of the modern Republican Party. Perry has become, in less than a month, the Southern states' de facto favorite son.

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Q-poll puts Perry ahead by 6 over Romney, 14 over Bachmann - Hot Air
We’ve had the media polls and Zogby tell us that Rick Perry has become the frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary polling at the moment.  Now we can add an academic poll as well.  Quinnipiac’s latest survey, released this morning, shows the Texas governor with an six-point lead over Mitt Romney, and 14 points over Michele Bachmann:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has zoomed to the front of the line of GOP presidential candidates with a 24 – 18 percent lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Romney and President Barack Obama are in a dead heat while Perry trails the president by 3 points in 2012 matchups.
The timing seems propitious, as voters have tired of Barack Obama as President:
The percentage of all registered voters who say President Obama deserves a second term in the Oval Office has fallen to a negative 42 – 51 percent, matching a 41 – 50 percent all-time low reading on whether he deserves another four years in office from a March 30 survey.

Is Rick Perry Obama’s last, best hope? - Hot Air Green Room
With the arrival of yet another poll showing Rick Perry moving ahead of Mitt Romney and the rest of the pack, one has to wonder what Team Obama is thinking of all this. I’ve been mulling it over this week, and against all the conventional wisdom, I can’t help but suspect that The Won might be seeing a slender ray of light on an otherwise fairly dark electoral horizon. Why? It all comes down to the type of campaign that the president – along with all Democrats running for congress – plan to deploy next year.
Obama isn’t going to be able to run on his record, obviously. Absent Jesus Himself coming down and beating the unemployment rate downward with a Holy Hammer, the nation is going to be short far too many jobs. The housing market shows zero signs of climbing out of the toilet in time for the next election and the president’s approval ratings have been following a consistent trend into the danger zone. Aside from bagging bin Laden, he doesn’t have much to toot his own horn about. He’s left with no other choice but to paint the eventual nominee as an unacceptable alternative, scaring the center back into his court by essentially saying, “OK… things have been pretty crappy with me in charge, but this guy/gal is even worse!

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Obama’s Race-Based Spoils System
Chester Arthur was a most unlikely reformer.
A crucial cog in the political machine of the Empire State’s Sen. Roscoe Conkling, he was named by President Grant to the powerful and lucrative post of collector of customs for the Port of New York.
Arthur was removed in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who wanted to clean up the federal patronage system. But when James Garfield of Ohio was nominated to succeed Hayes, he sought to unite his party by picking the Stalwart Arthur as running mate.
Six months into the new administration, a deranged office-seeker shot Garfield. Arthur was president. And in a dramatic turnabout, he became the president forever associated with civil service reform, converting the U.S. government into a meritocracy where individuals were hired based upon examinations and advanced based upon merit.
In our time, however, Arthur’s achievement has been undone, as a racial spoils system in federal hiring and promotions has been imposed by Democratic presidents, unresisted by Republicans who rarely exhibit the courage to stand up for their principles when the subject is race.
A week ago, an item buried in The Washington Post reported that Obama had “issued an executive order requiring government agencies to develop plans for improving federal workforce diversity.”
Obama, wrote Isaac Arnsdorf, is targeting “a problem that has been on the administration’s radar. Whites still hold more than 81 percent of senior pay-level positions.”
Now, as white folks are two-thirds of the U.S. population, and perhaps three-fourths of those in the 45 to 65 age group who would normally be at senior federal positions, why is this “a problem”?
As no one has contended otherwise, we have to assume that the men and women who hold these top positions got there because of the longevity of their service and the superiority of their skills.
Why is the color of their skin a “problem” for Barack Obama?

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Why Perry Can Beat Obama and Romney Can't - The American Spectator
Most of the GOP establishment is uncomfortable with Rick Perry. Few have openly attacked the Texas governor, as Karl Rove did when Perry criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. However, the grumblings of former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, a number of former Bush aides, and sundry other Republican luminaries have made it clear that they would prefer to see Mitt Romney as the GOP standard-bearer in 2012. Even inveterate RINO-basher Ann Coulter has said "Romney could actually beat Obama" and that Perry "won't live up to expectations." Coulter and the GOP establishment are wrong. Not only is Perry the favorite of rank-and-file Republicans, he is far better positioned than Romney to debate the President on the two issues that will inevitably dominate next year's campaign -- jobs and health care.

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Arrogance Is More Dangerous Than Stupidity For Politicians - Human Events

Intelligence doesn’t help when you use it wrong.
Jonathan Martin of Politico posted an article yesterday entitled, “Is Rick Perry Dumb?

Another Texas governor who drops his “g’s” and scorns elites is running for president and the whispers are the same: lightweight, incurious, instinctual.

Strip away the euphemisms and Rick Perry is confronting an unavoidable question: Is he dumb — or just “misunderestimated?”

Doubts about Perry’s intellect have hounded him since he was first elected as a state legislator nearly three decades ago. In Austin, he’s been derided as a right-place, right-time pol who looks the part but isn’t so deep — “Gov. Goodhair.” Now, with the chatter picking back up among his enemies and taking flight in elite Republican circles, the rap threatens to follow him to the national stage.
“He’s like Bush only without the brains,” cracked one former Republican governor who knows Perry, repeating a joke that has made the rounds.
Martin goes on to cite various arguments for and against Perry’s intelligence, from political friends and foes. Although he’s taken some heat for writing this article, it’s not a hit piece. It’s a thorough and well-researched preview of an argument that would inevitably be made against pretty much any plausible Republican candidate. No matter how horribly the super-State fails, its acolytes always view their opponents as presumptively stupid. 

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Other Reads:
It's not enough for Obama's National Labor Relations Board to target the Boeing plant in South Carolina. Now the NLRB thinks it can tell a church school when it's not religious enough.
Marco Rubio repeatedly says in various ways it is too soon, or he isn't ready, for higher office such as vice president.  He is more ready than Barack Obama was to be president, that’s for sure.
 A new Rasmusson poll finds that 64% of Americans think the primary role of business should be to create jobs. Just 26% think their primary job should be to create shareholder value.  Lord help us.
OH SHIT!
Man decapitates himself after argument with wife

A Plea to Atheists: Pedophilia is next on the Slippery Slope; Let us turn back before it's too late - Jewish World Review

HAPPY ENDING: Massage Parlor Mistrial Declared After Masseuse Recognizes Defense Lawyer as Client.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Folks don't pass up this video... "Americans are mindless robots under capitalism"

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I’ve been told ever since I started blogging that I’m not sincere in my rants and that I must be a racist white dude pretending to be black. I’m also told that I am overly critical and harsh when it comes to black folks. But I got to tell you I heard this clip on Boortz Erick Erickson is guest hosting for Boortz and played this and posted to his blog at Red State and he got it from Ace of Spades.
You want to know why I have such issues with black folks, listening to this lady explains better than any rant I could post here.
Let me be clear about something many of you white folks who listen to this may not understand, this woman is not over the top, this really is not that shocking a lot more black folks think like this than you will ever know.
Except for the Christian bashing and stories from the bible being “made up” a considerable number of black folks think like this woman. Just consider that as you listen to this crazy shit.
Also keep in mind her mindset will become even more commonplace as time rolls on. The days when people gave a shit about personal responsibility, had a sense of pride when it came to family and community those days are quickly diminishing.
We have raised a generation of kids who are completely dependent syphoning off the assets of their parent like never before. Parents are raising their grandchildren, more men are deadbeats, women don’t value themselves, and people are more apt to want to make a fool of themselves for a few seconds of fame.
People today are more clueless and selfish than ever as exhibited by the riots in England and the flash mob robberies by black youth across the country.
People don’t give a shit about being informed and education is no longer valued the result…We elected a president based on the color of his skin and not the content of his character or his qualifications.
I’m telling you this is not shocking… funny somewhat, sad in other ways but believe me when I tell you this woman is more normal than not and that is something all of us better be taking a good hard look as to why and figuring out how to reverse this moronic thinking or we are all fucked.

Obama hasn’t been that bad, Yawn...Black leaders turn up the heat on President Obama, Even As a Law Student Obama Was In Way Over His Head, Drug testing of welfare applicants a GOP fishing expedition? No one has made more money from climate change hype than Gore' - Taxpayer outrage: The Postal Service spent $4.3 million on employees who did nothing, Ugly people have rights too! Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme


Obama hasn’t been that bad.
This is why the few miracles he hasn’t been able to perform, like reducing unemployment, have been made to seem as ghastly as if he’d murdered his actress girlfriend, plunged the country deeper into Vietnam, broken into his rival political party’s headquarters, fallen down the stairs of Air Force One, gotten American hostages taken in Iran, fought covert wars in Central and South America, lied about raising taxes, had an affair with a White House intern, and started two wars against non-threatening sovereign nations.

Folks I did not say this shit but let me tell you no matter how bad things get black folks don’t give a shit and they will support this dude come hell or high water.
For black folks to diss Obama dude would need to roll up in the hood bitch slap a few women, piss in a few dudes pimp cups, commit a drive by or two or get caught fucking a white woman.
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Black leaders turn up the heat on President Obama
If there’s anything close to a political certainty in 2012, it’s that Barack Obama will get more than 90 percent of the African-American vote.
But that doesn’t mean every black Obama supporter will vote for him happily – nor does it guarantee that turnout will approach the stratospheric levels of 2008, even though Obama needs a huge showing from his base to offset the expected loss of swing voters in states like North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

With that in mind, prominent black leaders — fearing Obama is not only taking them for granted but avoiding them in public — have turned up the heat on the nation’s first African-American president, transforming all-in-the-family concerns into open criticism of the president at a time when they had hoped the completion of a monument to Martin Luther King Jr. near the National Mall would bring a moment of unity.
The leaders are tired, they say, of Obama dog-whistling his support for a broad black agenda rather than explicitly embracing the kind of war on racism, poverty and economic segregation embodied by King.
“You can spend a lot of time trying to win over white independents, but if you don’t pay attention to your base, African Americans, if you have not locked up your base yet, you’ve got a serious problem,” said CNN contributor Roland Martin.

“African-Americans will vote for him again, 88, 92, 95 percent. The question is what’s the turnout? I’ll vote for you. But will I bring ten other people along, like I did in 2008? That’s the danger here for him. He doesn’t have the historical factor to lean on as much in 2012 as he did in 2008… And the first step, is that he has to be willing to speak to this audience, black people.”

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

Listen up Negro leaders (journalists/bloggers ect), Obama has you… he knows damn well that he does not have to do shit or say shit to you people because black folks are sheep, independent though is a fantasy particularly when it comes to politics.
One indicator that these so-called black leaders outrage is disingenuous because if they really felt that Obama was clearly dissing them they would say fuck him and start the noise of supporting another Democrat candidate for the presidency.

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1 in 4 Dems Want to Dump Obama...

Black leaders get traction from all of this fake outrage and black journalists for the first and likely only time have inside access to a president.
Hollywood actors and other sycophant Negro stars won’t diss him because they want to attend more hip hop cook outs on the White House lawn before America hopefully boots his idiot ass out.
Negros won’t really do jack to Obama unless… I will say again IF HE GETS CAUGHT FUCKING A WHITE WOMAN then all bets are off! Not even Oprah will back him if he did that.

Obama faces uncomfortable questions from black community, lawmakers


Colin Powell Not Sold on Obama in 2012… Yet

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Early Letter Shows That Even As a Law Student Obama Was In Way Over His Head - Gateway Pundit
Author Jack Cashill discovered a previously unreleased letter by Barack Obama the law student this week that proves that the Chicago community organizer was in way over his head even back in law school.
 Cashill is the author of Deconstructing Obama. The literary expert discovered months before the November 2008 election: nothing in Obama’s history suggested he was capable of writing either Dreams or his 2006 book, The Audacity of Hope. In fact, as Cashill continued his research, he came to the shocking conclusion that the real craftsman behind Dreams was likely terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers.

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Drug testing of welfare applicants a GOP fishing expedition
During his 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Rick Scott promised to keep drug abusers off Florida's welfare rolls.
Scott, who called for drug testing of welfare applicants with Elmer Gantry-like fervor and credibility while on the stump, got his way earlier this year when the state's GOP-dominated legislature passed a law requiring such examinations.
"Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of (illegal) drugs than people not on welfare," the Florida governor said on CNN shortly before the law took effect in July. While there are also studies that dispute Scott's contention, his push for drug testing has inspired copycat efforts in at least 26 other states.
His scheme has also hit an unexpected snag. So far, just 2% of Florida's welfare applicants have tested positive for illegal drug use; another 2% failed to complete the application process; and 96% were found to be drug-free. While every applicant is required to pay for their drug test, the state must reimburse those who pass.
Takes the Fifth
Even so, Scott — who invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 75 times during a 2000 civil suit brought against him and Columbia/HCA, the troubled company he led — has shown no misgivings about treating poor Floridians like criminals. That's what happens when ideology overtakes good sense.

Look as someone who occasionally indulges there is no correlation between drug use and being on welfare. I live near Lawrence Kansas (still work there) but let me tell you most of the people who live in this community and that include the most upstanding citizens all or the vast majority are drug users. Smoking a fucking joint or bubbling the bong does not make you a degenerate. Lack of education is the likely culprit of someone being on welfare and you get generations of welfare recipients because the parents were uneducated. You also get there because so many men are worthless deadbeats and they don’t give a fuck about the kids they produce.
I don’t disagree with this guy’s assessment; this is nothing more than a GOP fishing expedition and it looks good on the surface. Instead of spending money piss testing welfare recipients figure out a way to get these people educated and make them productive citizens. We on the right bitch about not wanting the government to become daddy we should be equally as outraged when it plays moral cop too.

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Other reads...
Here’s a look at Obama’s new chief economist, Alan Krueger …  Looks like Alan Krueger has dabbled with the idea of a VAT which, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out just last week, is a sure way to grow the size of government.

Alan Krueger also co-authored a paper that showed that extending unemployment benefits will likely exacerbate joblessness .. running counter to Obama’s economic argument for an unemployment benefit extension.

Last month’s 117,000 expansion in nonfarm payrolls wasn’t even strong enough to meet population growth — and the August report may even be worse.

Americans have a more favorable view of every other industry — including oil and gas — than of the federal government.

Taxpayer outrage: The Postal Service spent $4.3 million on employees who did nothing in the first half of the year because of requirements in union agreements.

One quarter of Democrats would like to see their party nominate a candidate other than Barack Obama in 2012.

Warren Buffett says folks like him should have to pay more taxes -- but it turns out his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn’t paid what it’s already owed for years.

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President Obama’s uncle had Social Security ID

Obama’s Illegal Uncle Onyango Worked at Liquor Store – Sold Booze to Kids
- Gateway Pundit
also read:

Another deportation fugitive in the Obama family - Michelle Malkin
Over the past decade, I’ve reported on America’s bottomless deportation abyss. After the 9/11 attacks, it finally dawned on federal homeland security officials that maybe it wasn’t such a smart policy to allow 400,000 illegal aliens who had been ordered deported to remain on the loose. These absconders who entered the country illegally, evaded judicial deportation orders, and absconded from justice were beneficiaries of a chaotic system clogged by conflicting statutes, incomprehensible administrative regulations, bureaucratic and judicial fiefdoms, selective enforcement, and a feeding frenzy of obstructionist immigration lawyers.
It is a climate which continues to favor illegal aliens’ rights over citizens’ safety.

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PAPER: 'No one has made more money from climate change hype than Gore'

Pat Buchanan charges blacks ‘inordinately overrepresented’ as federal civil servants

Hey, shouldn’t we have some extra legal protections for ugly people? - Hot Air


Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme
There goes Rick Perry again, saying things that make liberals’ heads explode.
Speaking to a crowd in Iowa this weekend, the Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful doubled down on statements he made in his book, Fed Up!, that Social Security is essentially a pyramid scheme.
“It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people,” Perry said. “The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie. It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them.”
The left reacted, predictably, with shock and outrage. Liberal blog Firedoglake called Perry’s rhetoric “wingnutty talk” and “crazy shit.”
So just how apt is the comparison between a Ponzi scheme and the popular entitlement program?
A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment plan that pays returns to investors with their own money, rather than with actual profits. It lures investors with higher-than-usual payouts — money coming, of course, from new investors.
Since Ponzi schemes depend on perpetual growth and pay out more than they takes in, they’re ultimately doomed to failure. The only question is how much money a scammer can pilfer before the pyramid crashes down or the law sniffs the scheme out.
Exhibiting its distinctively strained logic, Daily Kos writes, “The only way Social Security could ever become anything like a Ponzi scheme is if we suddenly ended Social Security.”
Think Progress adds that entitlement programs like Social Security aren’t Ponzi schemes because they reward “those who pay into them with guaranteed benefits.”
Whether or not a Ponzi scheme and Social Security share much in common rests on whether one accepts the fundamental premise that Social Security’s benefits are guaranteed.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Obama Pimps for La Raza, Democrats: The Blame Game, “Martin Luther Mao” Dedication Postponed, Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like, Ron Paul Reportedly Cuts Ties to Russian Channel, Bachmann apparently channels God, Minister: Obama's $50,000-a-Week Vacation a 'Disgrace, 'WTF: Affirmative action for ugly people?

Discretion Is Advised
Speaking to the National Council of La Raza in July, President Obama told his restive audience that he was bound to enforce the country's immigration laws and couldn't change them without congressional approval. In response, the crowd chanted, "Yes you can, yes you can!"

La Raza apparently changed the president's mind, because according to an August 18 letter from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, yes he did. Napolitano informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and 21 other senators that DHS was focused on removing only illegal immigrants who were violent criminals, convicted felons, or repeat violators.

Additionally, the administration will individually review the cases of over 300,000 illegal immigrants already in deportation proceedings to make sure that they are in line with the new enforcement priorities. That means some will not only be let go but also be given work permits.

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Chris Matthews Smells Racism in Declining Number of Whites Supporting Obama

Disgraced Obama Operative Buffy Wicks to Run Obama GOTV Campaign

Obama Takes Charge at Hurricane Command Center Hours Before Irene Downgraded to Trop Storm

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Earthquake, Hurricane, Libya Don't Drag Obama Off the Links
Is it just me, or does President Obama seem too disconnected these days?

The biggest earthquake on the East Coast in the last 100 years rocked Washington, D.C., last week. The shaking was felt as far north as Martha’s Vineyard, where the President was in the midst of a 10-day vacation. The same day, rebel forces in Libya stormed Muammar Gaddafi’s mansion and took control. The President has been very supportive of NATO-led aid to the Libyan rebels, yet he didn’t jet back to Washington for a press conference.

Even with a hurricane hitting the East Coast, the President seemed determined to play all three of Martha’s Vineyard’s golf courses rather than cutting his vacation short to come back to the White House.

Yes, he’s been regularly updated on current events, and like anyone, he’s entitled to a vacation. It’s just too bad he seems to lack the same determination to help reduce regulation and fix the economy as he does to play golf.

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Minister: Obama's $50,000-a-Week Vacation a 'Disgrace' in Light of Economy
(CNSNews.com) - A Christian minister led a tiny band of demonstrators front of the White House on a rainy Thursday afternoon to call on President Obama to remember the poor and needy while he is on his $50,000-a-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

The Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and six others – three of whom were children -- brought sleeping bags, garbage cans, old newspapers and tarps and placed the display in front of the White House.

“We set that up, especially this week, because the president has chosen, in these difficult economic times, to spend 10 days in one of the most lavish and exclusive places in the world in Martha’s Vineyard,” Mahoney told CNSNews.com.

“So while the president is riding the pristine bike trails and sailing around Martha’s Vineyard and eating lobster rolls and exclusive meals, we’re here to say, ‘Mr. President, please do not forget America’s poor and needy,'" said Mahoney.

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The Blame Game - By Kevin Jackson
I enjoy watching white Democrats play the blame game by ignoring their ignoble past, choosing to chalk slavery and oppression of blacks up to frat boy shenanigans. “That lynching and KKK stuff…we was just foolin’ about!”

We are all aware by now that ALL the racist Democrats moved to the Republican Party, which is why there were no Democrats left in history. Remember when the one party system ruled America? Didn’t think so.

Black Democrats play the blame game best, however. Ask yourself just how bad Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel, Sheila Jackson Lee…ok, all of the Congressional Black Caucus have been treated by mean-spirited America. Most live like rock stars. Fat salaries, limos, and lots of black people to bilk. If you are a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and you are not a millionaire, you are simply too new to your job.

The reason these poverty pimps are able to get away with this is because they ignore their history or at least the history of their forefathers or they don’t claim a history. What nice devices to implement, when you wish to accuse everybody else of the heinous nature of their history or the history of their forefathers.

In order to feel the wrath of the race baiters, you need not to have participated in racism. Nor do they need to prove that your forefathers were evil. If you’re not from Africa or a Third-World nation, then by default you are guilty.

Despite the fact that no group is perfect in its record on atrocities, there is no escape from condemnation from Democrats, particularly black Democrats. Every country, every ethnicity has committed atrocities on some other country or ethnicity, including blacks. However, the good thing about not recognizing the past and the past of your forefathers is you get to act as if your record is squeaky clean. Do you really believe that black people’s ancestors have not committed these very same atrocities of which they accuse non-blacks?

Africans owned and sold slaves to other African tribes. There. The black Democrats doing all the belly-aching, the ones who want to be called African-Americans can’t tell you what tribe in Africa they are from, nor do they want to know. Because to know this would mean they might have to face up to their pasts.

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I find it slightly amazing that as outraged as black folks get for some shit why they were not outraged that not a single black individual helped with the construction of a memorial for who is regarded as the most iconic black person in this nation’s history.
I mean seriously who the fuck approved of a dude from China and the Chinese constructing this memorial?
Black columnist Courtland Milloy writes, “Let’s face it: There really is something peculiar about having an artist from communist China sculpt the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue. And, yes, it would have been fantastic had an African American sculptor been chosen instead.”
Read More: Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like



“Martin Luther Mao” Dedication Postponed - AIM
Human rights activist Ann Lau, a long-time critic of plans to have a Martin Luther King, Jr. monument for the U.S. built in Communist China by a communist sculptor, tells Accuracy in Media that “My view on the memorial has not changed since I wrote the article at National Review in September of 2007. It is unfortunate that the MLK Memorial Foundation had chosen financial expediency over what the Memorial should truly represent for generations to come.”
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation had trouble raising $120 million for the monument, and $10 million of that came from American taxpayers. The federal land for the site was donated by Congress after President Clinton signed a law authorizing the project. There were rumors, never confirmed, that the Chinese regime donated funds to the memorial.
It is not exactly clear where the money went, but documents on the finances of the foundation show payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars over several years to the sculptor, Lei Yixin, known for making giant statues of Mao Tse-Tung.
Harry E. Johnson Sr., president of the foundation, made $265,085 in 2008.
Some money was apparently saved by using slave or cheap labor and cutting U.S. granite producers and labor unions out of the sculpture part of the project. China Daily reports, “The 159 granite blocks used to make the 9-meter-high statue of MLK weighed some 1,600 tons and were picked and carved in Quanzhou, Fujian province, and shipped from Xiamen to the port of Baltimore. A team of 10 Chinese stone-masons were brought over to help assemble the statue.”
Lau noted, however, that the King memorial website makes “no mention of where the stone was quarried. Perhaps they knew that it was quarried by prison slave labor.”
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Ron Paul Reportedly Cuts Ties to Russian Channel - AIM
Politico’s Keach Hagey is now reporting that Kokesh’s on-air fund-raising for Republican presidential candidate Paul, an apparent violation of U.S. law against foreign contributions to U.S. political campaigns, may have been a factor.
Russia Today, or “RT” as it likes to call itself in order to camouflage the Russian sponsorship and funding, is not only brazenly defending the Syrian regime, a long-time client state of the old Soviet Union, but is attacking NATO over its military campaign against the Gaddafi regime in Libya. NATO was a long-time target of the old Soviet Union because of its original role as an anti-Soviet alliance.
The channel has been described as a front for Russian intelligence activities.

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Bachmann: Irene is God’s message for Washington
MIAMI (Reuters) – For Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, Hurricane Irene and last week’s earthquake in the eastern United States were a message from God that Washington needs to change its policies.

Ok Bachmann has officially eradicated herself as a serious candidate for president of the United States. When I hear politicians muttering such ridiculous religious stupidity I immediately tune them out.
This is in line with the kind of stupidity you get from professional athletes when they score a touchdown or win a game and they say “I want to thank god for helping me score” or “thanks to god for the victory” like dude has money on the outcome of the game or he just hates the opposing teams because they were a bunch of sinners.
So Michelle at every place on this planet that is a privy to catastrophic events god just makes the decision to screw those people out of spite? So what was he telling the Japanese when dude shook the earth to the tune of 9.3?
This is why the Republican Party can’t gain any traction because unfortunately there is this overwhelming urge to cater to the religious lunatic fringe by spitting out such stupid shit.

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MLK’s Daughter: ‘Lincoln Remembered for Signing Declaration of Independence’



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Affirmative action for ugly people? - Advice Goddess Blog
For A Moment, I Was Sure It Was "The Onion"
Affirmative action for ugly people? Yep. Daniel S. Hamermesh, author of the soon-to-be-published book, "Beauty Pays," is actually suggesting that, writing in The New York Times:
Why not offer legal protections to the ugly, as we do with racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women and handicapped individuals? We actually already do offer such protections in a few places, including in some jurisdictions in California, and in the District of Columbia, where discriminatory treatment based on looks in hiring, promotions, housing and other areas is prohibited. Ugliness could be protected generally in the United States by small extensions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Ugly people could be allowed to seek help from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies in overcoming the effects of discrimination. We could even have affirmative-action programs for the ugly.
It gets really good when he gets into figuring out who's ugly:
For purposes of administering a law, we surely could agree on who is truly ugly, perhaps the worst-looking 1 or 2 percent of the population. The difficulties in classification are little greater than those faced in deciding who qualifies for protection on grounds of disabilities that limit the activities of daily life, as shown by conflicting decisions in numerous legal cases involving obesity.

For more click on the link…
Ugliness you would think is pretty universal. But let me tell you there are a lot of ugly people out there who would swear to you that they are god’s gift to humanity. Now to receive government protection or benefits will people lose their vanity and say “yes, I’m ugly I deserve nanny state protection.”
Ugliness is more about self-esteem rather than general looks.
If an ugly chick raised in some small hick town is consistently hounded by toothless fugly dudes then she believes that she is a “hot babe.”
Meanwhile in places like Los Angeles where virtually every woman is seemingly a fake, phony plastic Barbie type these women suffer from horrible self-esteem issues because they are constantly being measured up by other women. They spend thousands on boob jobs, face lifts, face injections, lip injections, liposuction you name it because in their minds they are ugly and need constant improvement. So with this subject in mind who qualifies for affirmative action? Who determines beauty and what standards apply?
Beauty is as much a state of mind as it is simple physicality.

Barack Obama's uncle has been arrested and held as illegal immigrant... wants to call White House... Old Background info on Obama Family Tree, More Americans Disapprove of Obama, A Reality-based look at economic life in America during the Age of Obama, Ron Paul Just Shut Up, Maxine Waters... Idiot! Her Top 10 Most Outrageous Quotes

Dude has a heck of a family tree...

Barack Obama's uncle has been arrested and held as illegal immigrant

Detained as illegal alien...
BARACK Obama's long-lost "Uncle Omar" has been arrested for alleged drink-driving outside Boston and detained as an illegal immigrant, The Times can reveal.

The arrest ends a mystery over the fate of a relative that the US President wrote in his memoir had moved to America from Kenya in the 1960s, although the circumstances of his discovery may now prove to be an embarrassment for the White House.

Official records say Onyango Obama, 67, was picked up outside the Chicken Bone Saloon in Framingham, Massachusetts, at 7.10pm on August 24. Police say he nearly crashed his Mitsubishi 4x4 into a patrol car, and then insisted that the officer should have given way to him. A report filed with the Framingham District Court said that a breathalyser at the police station registered his blood alcohol at 0.14mg/100ml of blood, above the state limit of 0.08mg.

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According to a local newspaper, Mr Obama was charged with driving under the influence and driving to endanger, as well as failing to use a turn signal. He was detained as an illegal immigrant because the US Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has an outstanding warrant for him because he was previously ordered to be deported to Kenya.

The Times has established from his birthdate that Mr Obama is the Uncle Omar mentioned in President Obama's best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father. In the 1995 book, President Obama writes of "the uncle who had left for America 25 years ago and had never come back".

In 2008, The Times mounted a search for Uncle Omar. Instead of finding him, we discovered his sister, President Obama's Auntie Zeituni, who was living as an illegal immigrant on a Boston housing estate. Uncle Omar and Auntie Zeituni are the children of President Obama's grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, by his third wife Sarah, the woman President Obama calls "Granny", because she raised his father, Barack Sr, who was Hussein Obama's son by Hussein's second wife, Akumu.
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Obama's illegal uncle arrested; 'Uncle Omar' almost hits cop car, tries to call White House
Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: "I think I will call the White House."

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May 17, 2010
Obama's Aunt Zeituni Onyango Granted Asylum
President Obama's African aunt has been granted asylum to stay in the United States, the Associated Press reports.
Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Mr. Obama's late father, moved from Kenya to the United States in 2000. She first applied for asylum in 2002, citing violence in Kenya, according to the AP. Onyango's request was rejected in 2004, but she stayed in the country, living in public housing in Boston.

When it was reported in 2008 that Onyango was possibly in the country illegally, Mr. Obama said he had no knowledge of her status.
GALLUP: OBAMA DISAPPROVE HITS ALL-TIME HIGH...

Whites and women are a re-election problem for Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent.
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A Reality-based look at economic life in America during the Age of Obama
* Under Obama’s stewardship, we have lost 2.2 million jobs (and 900,000 full-time jobs in the last four months alone). He is now on track to have the worst jobs record of any president in the modern era.

* The unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent v. 7.8 percent the month Obama took office.

* July marked the 30th consecutive month in which the unemployment rate was above the 8 percent level, the highest since the Great Depression.

* Since May 2009 — roughly 14 weeks into the Obama administration — the unemployment rate has been above 10 percent during three months, above 9 percent during 22 months, and above 8 percent during two months.

* Chronic unemployment is worse than during the Great Depression.

* The youth employment rate is at the lowest level since records were first kept in 1948.

* The share of the eligible population holding a job has declined to the lowest level since the early 1980s.

* The housing crisis is worse than in the Great Depression. (Home values are worth roughly one-third less than they were five years ago.)

* The rate of economic growth under Obama has been only slightly higher than the 1930s, the decade of the Great Depression. From the first quarter of 2010 through the first quarter of 2011, we experienced five consecutive quarters of slowing growth. America’s GDP for the second quarter of this year was a sickly 1.0 percent; in the first quarter, it was 0.4 percent.

* Fiscal year 2011 will mark the third straight year with deficits in excess of $1 trillion. Prior to the Obama presidency, we had never experienced a deficit in excess of $1 trillion.

* During the Obama presidency, America has increased its debt by $4 trillion.

That is to say, Obama has achieved in two-and-a-half years what it took George W. Bush two full terms in office to achieve — and Obama, when he was running for president, slammed Bush’s record as being “unpatriotic.”

Educate Yourself: Do Not Allow Obama A Second Term! (revision 4 - 10/30/09)

If you elected not to pay any attention to Obama's past before because you thought he was a cool Negro worthy of the presidency then how about paying attention now so that you don't don't a do something stupid and vote for this idiot a second time.  LOTS OF READING...

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Obama's Muslim.....................Roots?


Obama's man, pro-Sharia Kenyan PM orders gays to be arrested

Barack Obama's Cousin, Raila Odinga, Is A Communist Muslim Who Planned To Implement Sharia Law In Kenya If He Was Elected - Political Issues
Old transcript from Rush:

I know Obama is not responsible for his brother. We all have oddballs in our families. We do, but they're our family. There's something here, even though this guy is living in a hut, long lost brother found in Kenya by Vanity Fair of all places, imagine they beat the National Enquirer to this story, but what is it, Obama's favorite biblical passage:

"Whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do to me."

And Obama's a big believer in the redistribution of wealth. And there's one member of the Obama family that's done quite well, and that would be Barry. But it seems like every time we read of Barry's brothers, they are dirt poor. They are in places that Obama doesn't even know where they are. Now, I'm not making a comment about the brother. I'm not making a comment about families and stuff. I'm just saying that Obama is presenting himself as a new savior who's going to equalize things and rid the world of misery and yet this is the second lost brother. The first one was a half-brother. So the lost half-brother was found in a pretty remote area, too, with economic circumstances far beneath those of The Messiah, and now this guy. This guy's name is George Hussein Onyango Obama. George Hussein Onyango Obama.

Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother tracked down living in a hut on the outskirts of Nairobi in a shantytown. "Mr. Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender. 'No-one knows who I am,' he told the magazine, before claiming: 'I live here on less than a dollar a month.'" I thought it was a day. A dollar a month! This guy doesn't earn $12 a year. George Hussein Onyango Obama. "According to Italy's Vanity Fair his two metre by three metre shack--" this is what it says in the story.

It's probably about the size of your average bathroom in Rio Linda, the size of this shack. "It is decorated with football posters of the Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter, as well as a calendar showing exotic beaches of the world. Vanity Fair also noted that he had a front-page newspaper picture of his famous brother -- born of the same father as him, Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael. He told the magazine: 'I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist.'" Well, now we do. Senator Barack Obama's brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, found living in a six by nine shack on the outskirts of Kenya on less than 12 dollars a year.

UK Telegraph: Barack Obama's 'Lost' Brother Found in Kenya

Sweetness and Light: So How Many Wives Did Obama Sr Have?

ABC: Barack Obama's Branch-y Family Tree - Jake Tapper

George Will: Obama Has Blamed Everyone But James Madison For His Economic Problems (Video) - Gateway Pundit

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Sick… Idiot Ron Paul Again Blames US for 9-11 Attacks - Gateway Pundit
Ron Paul again blames the US for the 9-11 Al-Qaeda massacre.
The Des Moines Register reported, via Free Republic:
Two weeks away from the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul says that U.S. intervention in the Middle East is a main motivation behind terrorist hostilities toward America, and that Islam is not a threat to the nation.
At a campaign stop on Saturday in Winterset, one man asked Paul how terrorist groups would react if the U.S. removed its military presence in Middle Eastern nations, a move the candidate advocates.
“Which enemy are you worried that will attack our national security?” Paul asked.
“If you’re looking for specifics, I’m talking about Islam. Radical Islam,” the man answered.
“I don’t see Islam as our enemy,” Paul said. “I see that motivation is occupation and those who hate us and would like to kill us, they are motivated by our invasion of their land, the support of their dictators that they hate.”
Regarding 9/11, Paul said that attacks against the U.S. from Middle Eastern groups at home and abroad can be traced to the foreign presence of U.S. troops, as well as America’s relationships with dictator regimes.
Let Freedom Ring has more on Paul’s outrageous claims.

Folks I’ll be very blunt here… you notice I hardly post anything about Ron Paul here because I have never… ever… understood why so many people like this guy. The guy is a blithering idiot and from the first time I have ever heard him speak I could never understand how this dude got elected to anything because he rides on the political short yellow bus.
He still wins straw polls, he is able to raise decent sums of money, callers to talk shows are always touting this moronic fuck and I don’t get it not even a little bit.
To Ron Paul fans stop wasting your time touting this guy, he can’t win the presidency under any circumstances because any reasonable person who hears him speak would be left pulling their hair out after just a few minutes listening to him blather.
I spend most of my time basing Democrats because of their lack of character but I get why Democrats say and do the stupid shit they do because their typical constituents are needy intellectually vacant types that believe that government is their daddy.
But it completely escapes me how seemingly reasonable people can have such admiration for a dude that should be running a general store on Walton’s Mountain rather than engaging in any type of political discussion.

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Top 10 Outrageous Maxine Waters Quotes

Friday, August 26, 2011

WTF! Is Rick Perry too macho? Look Out Rick Perry: Barack Obama - A Community Organizer Grandmaster of the Alinsky Method - More WTF: A majority of Americans blame George W. Bush for our current economic woes.


Faith and the Fishwrap of Record - Michelle Malkin
The editor of the New York Times just got religion: He thinks it’s time to ask GOP presidential candidates “tougher questions about faith.” Oh, brother, where wast thou in 2008? The Fishwrap of Record led the whitewashing of Barack Obama’s wacky black liberation theology pals and freaky-deaky Chicago pastors.
Now, the skews-paper is ready to start asking “tougher questions about faith?”

Just a reminder before I get to his latest doozy: NYT editor Bill Keller is the same one who claimed “we are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with an agenda or a pre-conceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic interests, including our own advertisers. We do not work in the service of a party, or an industry, or even a country. When there are competing views of a situation, we aim to reflect them as clearly and fairly as we can.”

In his latest demonstration of journalistic agnosticism, Keller writes that GOP candidates are members of “mysterious or suspect” churches who deserve greater scrutiny:
This year’s Republican primary season offers us an important opportunity to confront our scruples about the privacy of faith in public life — and to get over them. We have an unusually large number of candidates, including putative front-runners, who belong to churches that are mysterious or suspect to many Americans. Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are Mormons, a faith that many conservative Christians have been taught is a “cult” and that many others think is just weird. (Huntsman says he is not “overly religious.”) Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are all affiliated with fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity, which has raised concerns about their respect for the separation of church and state, not to mention the separation of fact and fiction.
“Fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity?” Newsflash: Santorum is a member of the same fervid church that Keller grew up in — the mysteriously suspect Catholic church.

Also covered here: God and Man at the Gray Lady, Part Deux - Ed Driscoll

ABC Tattles on NBC: Comcast Employees Top Donors to Obama and 'Victory Fund' - Newsbusters
On Jake Tapper's Political Punch blog, ABC's Devin Dwyer reports that the majority owner of NBC is a major backer of the president: "Employees of media giant Comcast have contributed more money to President Obama’s reelection bid than employees from any other organization, according to a new analysis of Federal Election Commission data by the Center for Responsive Politics."
While Comcast employees gave $5,000 each to Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, "Comcast employees contributed nearly $80,000 directly to Obama for America and roughly $200,000 to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account benefitting both the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee, through the first half of 2011 records show."

WTF!

Peggy Noonan: Is Rick Perry too macho? - Hot Air
Mr. Perry’s primary virtue for the Republican base is that he means it. He comes across as a natural conservative, Texas Division, who won’t be changing his mind about his basic premises any time soon. His professed views don’t seem to be an outfit he can put on and take off at will. In this of course he’s the anti-Romney. Unlike Ms. Bachmann, he has executive experience, three terms as governor of a state with 25 million people.

His primary flaw appears to be a chesty, quick-draw machismo that might be right for an angry base but wrong for an antsy country. Americans want a president who feels their anger without himself walking around enraged…

Obama Asks Voters to Help Him Gather Dirt on Rick Perry: How Low Can He Go? - Hot Air (Green Room)
Last week during one leg of President Obama’s “non-campaign related,” taxpayer-funded bus tour of battleground states, he told a crowd, “There is a group of folks who think that I’d rather see my opponent lose than see America win.”
It was reassuring to learn that the president loves his country more than he cares about his own political ambitions, though the implication didn’t quite square with an observation a week earlier from a White House strategist who said, “Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney.”

An article at Politico explained:
Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee. [Emphasis added]
Granted, it’s an odious strategy, informed by the most cynical brand of political gamesmanship. And it’s that much more obscene coming from a man who promised to transcend the old ways of Washington and deliver the nation into a new era of post-partisanship.

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In case your forgot....

The most dramatic examples of Mr. Obama's commitment to old-style politics are his repeated endorsements of Chicago's machine politicians, which came in opposition to what people of all ideological stripes viewed as the common good.


In the 2006 election, reformers from both parties attempted to end the corruption in Chicago's Cook County government. They probably would have succeeded, too, had Mr. Obama taken their side. Liberals and conservatives came together and nearly ousted Cook County Board President John Stroger, the machine boss whom court papers credibly accuse of illegally using the county payroll to maintain his own standing army of political cronies, contributors and campaigners.


The since-deceased Stroger's self-serving mismanagement of county government is still the subject of federal investigations and arbitration claims. Stroger was known for trying repeatedly to raise taxes to fund his political machine, even as basic government services were neglected in favor of high-paying county jobs for his political soldiers.


When liberals and conservatives worked together to clean up Cook County's government, they were displaying precisely the postpartisan interest in the common good that Mr. Obama extols today. And Mr. Obama, by working against them, helped keep Chicago politics dirty. He refused to endorse the progressive reformer, Forrest Claypool, who came within seven points of defeating Stroger in the primary.


After the primary, when Stroger's son Todd replaced him on the ballot under controversial circumstances, a good-government Republican named Tony Peraica attracted the same kind of bipartisan support from reformers in the November election. But Mr. Obama endorsed the young heir to the machine, calling him -- to the absolute horror of Chicago liberals -- a "good, progressive Democrat."


Mayor Richard M. Daley -- who would receive Mr. Obama's endorsement in 2007 shortly after several of his top aides and appointees had received prison sentences for their corrupt operation of Chicago's city government -- was invested in the Stroger machine's survival. So was every alderman and county commissioner who uses the county payroll to support political hangers-on. So was Mr. Obama's friend and donor, Tony Rezko, who is now in federal prison awaiting sentencing after being convicted in June of 16 felony corruption charges. Rezko had served as John Stroger's finance chairman and raised $150,000 for him (Stroger put Rezko's wife on the county payroll).


Mr. Obama has never stood up against Chicago's corruption problem because his donors and allies are Chicago's corruption problem.


Mr. Obama is not the reformer he now claims to be. The real man is the one they know in Chicago -- the one who won his first election by depriving voters of a choice.

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January 8, 2008 -

Obama's Alinsky Jujitsu

Another one of those articles from back in the day that if people would have bothered educating themselves (I’m speaking to you seemingly intelligent white people) on this idiot president we would not be as fucked as we are now. Ignorance is a bitch.

By Kyle-Anne Shiver
If I were the least bit prone to gratuitous sympathy, I would be tempted now to feel quite sorry for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Poor, poor woman. She was quite nearly brought to all-out tears yesterday in New Hampshire, as she soliloquized over the sad state of her drooping campaign and how completely personal this is for her.

Barack Obama seems to have effortlessly achieved voter adoration, fresher, younger, more at ease within his own skin than she will ever be. He would appear to be as much a natural as her own Bill. It may appear to a great many observers that Barrack Obama is just one incredibly audacious, even lucky, albeit frighteningly charismatic dude.

These personal qualities are not the sole reason he is where he is, and I suspect the wily Mrs. Clinton knows this full well. I suspect it must bother her that Obama also appears to have mastered the playbook used by her own political teacher, the legendary amoral guru of left wing activism, Saul Alinksy.

Hillary has met not only her match in Alinsky tactics, she has met the master of bloodless socialist revolution, in my opinion.

Also: Barack Obama - A Community Organizer Grandmaster of the Alinsky Method - Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

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The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Saul Alinsky, and Their Influence on Obama
The Cloward-Piven Strategy was published in The Nation in 1966. The strategy was developed by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, professors at Columbia University in NYC. Piven was married to Cloward. They wrote an article titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty,” advocating increased enrollment in social welfare programs in order to collapse that system and force reforms, leading to a guaranteed annual income. This political strategy has been referred to as the “Cloward-Piven strategy.”

The Cloward-Piven Strategy was inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue a black man suspected of drunk driving). In their 1966 article, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty,” Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when “the rest of society is afraid of them,” Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would “the rest of society” accept their demands. The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven’s early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1972 book, “Rules for Radicals.” When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.

It should also be noted that Mr. Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer. Influence on Obama

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.” (Saul Alinsky's dedication of his book "Rules for radicals")

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Poll: 51% still blame George W. Bush for economy
Though more Americans see the economy in bad shape than did at the beginning of the summer, their views of whether to reelect President Barack Obama have barely changed — and a majority blame George Bush for the problems, a new poll says.
Eighty-six percent of those surveyed for an Associated Press-GfK poll released Thursday say the economy is in “poor” condition, up from 80 percent in June. And, according to 49 percent of those surveyed, things have gotten worse in the past month.