Tuesday September 8th

Why did the press ignore the Van Jones scandal?

On March 13, 2008, ABC News broke the story that Barack Obama’s longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, had made a number of incendiary statements from the pulpit of Obama’s church in Chicago. The most inflammatory of those remarks was Wright’s notorious “God damn America” sermon. (SNIP) Times readers didn’t know it, but the causes for Jones’ departure included the fact that he signed a 2004 petition supporting the so-called “9/11 truther” movement; that he was a self-professed communist during much of the 1990s; that he supported the cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal; that in 2008 he accused “white polluters” of “steering poison into the people of color communities”; and that earlier this year, speaking to a friendly crowd in Berkeley, Calif., he called Republicans “a–holes.” [The left wing press created this Obamination, do you think they are going to start reporting what an abject failure their guy has been since day one?…ed]

Once Upon a Time . . .

Once upon a time, a fresh new politician, Barack Obama — black, young, eloquent, and hip — soared with rhetoric about hope and change. The people were mesmerized. What a contrast with the tongue-tied outgoing president, George W. Bush, and his unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! Presidential Candidate Obama sensed their ecstasy, and so he made two great promises: 1. Whatever Bush was, he would not be, and 2. despite the right-wing slander about his former intimacy with Bill Ayers, the Reverend Wright, Father Pfleger, Rashid Khalidi, and all his other old Chicago radical friends, Obama would be a centrist, a cooler version of Bill Clinton. There were to be no more red/blue state divides. The most partisan politician in the Senate promised a new era of bipartisanship. He who had profited from identity politics would suddenly be beyond race. [Another great piece from Victor David Hanson…ed]

Listening to a Liar

The most important thing about what anyone says are not the words themselves but the credibility of the person who says them. The words of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff were apparently quite convincing to many people who were regarded as knowledgeable and sophisticated. If you go by words, you can be led into anything. No doubt millions of people will be listening to the words of President Barack Obama Wednesday night when he makes a televised address to a joint session of Congress on his medical care plans. [Obamacare wouldn’t kick in until 2013, after the next presidential election, so why the rush to ram it through Congress? It’s all about the marxist agenda of those behind the puppet residing in our White House…ed]

Premature baby ‘left to die’ by doctors after mother gives birth just two days before 22-week care limit

A young mother’s premature baby died in her arms after doctors refused to help because it was born just before 22-week cut-off point for treatment. Sarah Capewell, 23, gave birth to her son Jayden when she was 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy. Although doctors refused to place the baby in intensive care, Jayden lived for two hours before he passed away at James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, last October. [A look at Obamacare circa 2013…ed]

Up to $3,800 fine for failure get health insurance

A top senator is calling for fines of up to $3,800 on families who fail to get medical insurance after a health care overhaul goes into effect. The plan from Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana would make health insurance mandatory, just like auto coverage. It would provide tax credits to help cover the cost for people making up to three times the federal poverty level. That’s about $66,000 for a family of four, and $32,000 for an individual. [Since when can the federal government demand that it’s citizens acquire health insurance or face fines of thousands of dollars? What the hell is going on in this country?!…ed]

Obama on Estonia airport ‘trash cans’

Recycling posters featuring the picture of US President Barack Obama have reportedly been spotted on garbage cans at the Estonian capital’s airport. Obama’s photograph is encircled with the three arrows that symbolize recycling and encourages consumers with his campaign slogan “Yes, We Can,” Russia Today (RT) reported citing a report at delfi.ee. [Can’t think of many better places to slap a picture of Obama than on a trash can in Estonia…ed]

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France to use swine flu to gut laws

In case of a swine flu pandemic the French government has a plan to introduce emergency measures that would gut legal protections for citizens, the daily Liberation reported Tuesday. According to documents provided to the daily by a judges’ union, the plan would extend the period police can keep a suspect in detention without charge or a hearing before a judge to up to six months. Suspects would also not be able to contact a lawyer until after spending 24 hours in custody. Under the plan children could be tried in adult courts and more trials held behind closed doors. [I wonder how the French managed to get ahold of the Obama administrations playbook?…ed]

Why Are Corporate Insiders Selling Their Shares?

Any time corporate executives and directors are heavily selling their company’s stock there’s reason for concern. And lately they’ve been doing just that. The last time insider selling was as high as it is now was in the period from late 2006 to late 2007. It was right after that insider-selling surge that the stock market began its long painful decline, says Charles Biderman, CEO of TrimTabs, an independent institutional research firm. [“When [insiders think] things are going better than most people think, they buy stock,” he says. “When things are going worse than people think, they sell.”…that right there sums it up. People in the know, know this latest sucker rally is running out of steam and the party boat is about ready to run aground…ed]

Traveling Tea Party draws thousands

Billed as a protest against taxes and government spending, the national Tea Party’s stop in New Lenox became a gathering of local conservatives and a call to action on national political issues. “As much as we say the system failed us, maybe we failed the system as well,” said Joliet resident Tim Kraulidis, who helped organize Monday’s event. “We can’t complain … that our legislators are doing things we don’t want them to do and then we don’t engage the system.” [Doesn’t look like this tea party stuff is fizzling out in the least…ed]

My Little Comrades

The now-discarded first draft of the president’s speech to the nation’s schoolchildren:
I am so happy to address you in my first speech as your Leader. First, let me get the crappola over with — stay in school, do your homework, yada, yada, yada (like the Left wants an educated public — Ha!) What I really want to talk to you about, my little brothers and sisters, is how you can change the world. Our beautiful planet and all the wondrous animals and plants are dying an excruciatingly painful death, minute by minute, second by second, just because your folks mucked it all up. So I need you, the littlest generation, to get onboard the Obama Love Train, and together we will right all these wrongs. I don’t want you to think of yourself any more as just your parents’ kid. Now you are part of President Obama’s huge rainbow coalition. Think of yourselves as Obama Youth. [The author Robin is a recovering liberal living in that communist city Berkeley CA…ed]

When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings

The controversy over President Obama’s speech to the nation’s schoolchildren will likely be over shortly after Obama speaks today at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. But when President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech on October 1, 1991, from Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington DC, the controversy was just beginning. Democrats, then the majority party in Congress, not only denounced Bush’s speech — they also ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate its production and later summoned top Bush administration officials to Capitol Hill for an extensive hearing on the issue. Unlike the Obama speech, in 1991 most of the controversy came after, not before, the president’s school appearance. The day after Bush spoke, the Washington Post published a front-page story suggesting the speech was carefully staged for the president’s political benefit. “The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props,” the Post reported. [Imagine that. Blatant hypocrisy from the left wing media and the Democrats. What a shock to the system huh?…ed]

A crucial week for Obama’s teleprompter

This is a big week for the president’s teleprompter. He’s first taking it across the Potomac for a speech urging schoolchildren to wash their hands, study hard and stay in school. Good advice for everyone, no doubt, and maybe the advice will stimulate the sale of soap to people who really need it. Politicians particularly should take to heart a presidential admonition to keep their hands clean. Who can argue with that? [Best “last two sentences of an article” of the day winner…ed]

Military leery of Afghanistan escalation with no clear goals

As the Obama administration and Congress begin a heated debate about how many more American troops to send to Afghanistan, military observers, soldiers on the ground there and some top Pentagon officials are warning that dispatching even tens of thousands more soldiers and Marines might not ensure success. Some even fear that deploying more U.S. troops, especially in the wake of a U.S. airstrike last week that killed and wounded scores of Afghan civilians, would convince more Afghans that the Americans are occupiers rather than allies and relieve the pressure on the Afghan government to improve its own security forces. [Obama putting our men and women in harm’s way in that shit hole while telling Americans that victory is not his goal over there should be considered a criminal act…ed]

Immigration activists urge census boycott

A small but vocal group of advocates is urging illegal immigrants and their supporters nationwide to boycott the 2010 Census to protest the government’s inaction on immigration legislation, a move that, if successful, could cost Massachusetts and other states millions of dollars. The campaign is setting off alarms across the United States because census figures are crucial to determining how much federal funding cities and towns receive. A large-scale boycott, state officials and prominent pro-immigrant groups warn, could force Massachusetts to cut services from school lunch programs to highway construction, and heighten its chances of losing a seat in Congress. [I don’t just urge illegal aliens to boycott the census I DEMAND they do!…ed]

Obama nominee omitted ties to biotech

President Obama’s nominee at the Department of Homeland Security overseeing bioterrorism defense has served as a key adviser for a lobbying group funded by the pharmaceutical industry that has asked the government to spend more money for anthrax vaccines and biodefense research. But Dr. Tara O’Toole, whose confirmation as undersecretary of science and technology is pending, never reported her involvement with the lobbying group called the Alliance for Biosecurity in a recent government ethics filing. [Another flake nominated by the flake in chief. Does Obama know any upstanding ethical people at all?…ed]

Demasculation of America’s Boys

Every time I write about how the modern culture seems dead-set on destroying the confidence of America’s little boys, I am swamped with e-mail. It seems that everyone with a son or grandson has a story to tell about how manhood and chivalry are under attack. Last week I heard from a dad, Bill, who echoes the sentiments of many: “The boys are getting emasculated and wimpy/passive as they’re now intimidated by girls due to fear of sex harassment charges and pro-female/anti male societal/educational tilts.” [The pussification of American males has been going on for decades much to the overall detriment to our society…ed]

Democrats brace for midterm losses

Few issues in American politics are as supercharged as health care, and when presidents choose to touch the subject, a surge of high voltage often scorches not only the chief executive, but his party in Congress. In 1966, after President Johnson had pushed Medicare through Congress the year before, the Democrats lost 47 seats in the House and four in the Senate. In 1994, after first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to overhaul the nation’s health care system, Democrats lost 54 seats in the House and seven in the Senate as Republicans swept in with the “Contract With America.” [The Democrats can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately it’s the Obama Express train headed right at them…ed]

Revolution Anyone?

Barack Obama hired Anthony “Van” Jones as a special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Jones is an admitted “rowdy Black nationalist” and “communist” who was also a co-founder of the communist revolutionary organization STORM: Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement. Quick question: how many Marxists, Communists, Domestic Terrorists and raving racialists does the President get to associate with before reasonable people can assume that the president on some level shares their particular vision of America? [Millions of us didn’t have to assume, we knew what this Obama fraud was all about long before the election…ed]

Quote of the day.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

-Ronald Reagan

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