Saturday November 14th

How low will he go? Obama gives Japan’s Emperor Akihito a wow bow

How low will the new American president go for the world’s royalty? This photo will get Democrat President Obama a lot of approving nods in Japan this weekend, especially among the older generation of Japanese who still pay attention to the royal family living in its downtown castle. Very low bows like this are a sign of great respect and deference for a superior. To some in the United States, however, an upright handshake might have looked better. Remember Michelle Obama casually patting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on the back during their Buckingham Palace visit? America’s royalty tends to make movies and get bad reviews and lots of money as a sign of respect. Obama could receive some frowns back home as he did for his not-quite-this-low-or-maybe-about-the-same-bow to the Saudi king not so long ago. [It’s amazing the lengths Obama will go to make America look subservient and weak. In this photo it looks like he’s just about ready to hit his head on the Emperor’s zipper…ed]

Napolitano Announces Obama Administration Plan to Give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the Obama administration will push for “immigration reform” by giving the estimated 14 million people who are in the United States illegally “fair pathway to earned legal status.” “A tough and fair pathway to earned legal status will mandate that illegal immigrants meet a number of requirements—including registering, paying a fine, passing a criminal background check, fully paying all taxes and learning English,” Napolitano said Friday at a panel discussion at the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. [Selling out our country from underneath us 14 million brand new Democrat voters at a time. Maybe the liberals can lighten up a bit on the dead people voting and all the other fraud they pull in elections now…ed]

Obama urges Congress to put off Fort Hood probe

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood rampage until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead. On an eight-day Asia trip, Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to “resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater.” He said those who died on the nation’s largest Army post deserve justice, not political stagecraft. “The stakes are far too high,” Obama said in a video and Internet address released by the White House while the president he was flying from Tokyo to Singapore, where Pacific Rim countries were meeting. [Obama looks to be trying to provide cover for Hasan the murderous muslim. Congressional hearings such as these would be public by nature but the law enforcement and military investigators would report directly to the White House in privacy. I think I know where Obama is going with this…ed]

The Worst Decision by a US President in History

The Obama administration has taken a giant step in its march to throw in the towel in the war against radical Islam. On FoxNews this morning, Peter King said of the decision to try the soldiers of al-Qaeda — who by their own account have no country but their cause — as civilians, “may be the worst decision by a U.S. president in history.” It certainly is. It sends a signal to terrorists everywhere to attack civilians. The administration is justifying its decisions on the grounds that because the 9/11 attackers targeted civilians they should be tried as civilians. This makes no sense unless you are a Democrat who believes that the “holy war” that Islamic jihadists have formally declared on us is no different from the acts of isolated individuals who have decided to break the law. [Bet ya money Obama will top this “worst decision by a president” in no time…ed]

If Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Is Acquitted, President Obama, Will You Release Him?”

This type of question is one ABC News’ Jake Tapper has asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs before. This is obviously an important question to address now that the Obama Justice Department has officially declared the trials of 9/11 conspirators will take place here in the States. Tapper asked the administration about its policy back in June and, in true Gibbs fashion, the question was just dodged altogether. Props to Tapper and Fox News’ Major Garrett for their willingness to press the White House on this issue: TAPPER: Two questions about developments today. One regarding the Ghailani trial — him being flown to the United States — if any of the detainees who are brought to trial through the U.S. criminal courts, or even through military commissions — if any of them are found not guilty, will the administration let them free? [It just dawned on me that this stunt by the Obama administration may really be nothing more than yet another attack on the Bush years. This trial will no doubt serve up all kinds of terrible details of how poor jihadists were “tortured” and “abused” and the lame stream press will just eat this crap up. If these scumbags are subsequently found not guilty we’ll then get the usual, “it was Bush’s fault”…ed]

Witness to evil: Proximity to terrorists at trial may not bring comfort to victims’ families

I have looked evil in the eye, and here’s what the families of the 9/11 dead will see: Gloating goons who lack beating hearts that would ever feel any pang of remorse. If they can stomach it, the relatives of those slain when Al Qaeda surprised a sleepy America on a beautiful fall day in 2001 will get a front-row seat to view the worst mankind has to offer. “I would expect that these trials will be open to the public, open to the world and open to the survivors and victims of these heinous acts,” Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday. [Like Obama gives a flip about what these guys did. Remember the low flyover of New York City by Air Force One? You know, the one where he said he had no idea HIS airplane was being used for a photo op several hundred feet above a terrified city?…ed]

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Obama Is Losing Independent Voters

The announcement a week ago of 10.2% unemployment is a significant political event for President Barack Obama. It could well usher in a particularly serious crisis for his political standing, influence and ability to advance his agenda. Double-digit unemployment drove Ronald Reagan’s disapproval ratings in October 1982 up to a record high 54%. It was only when unemployment dropped to 7.3%, roughly two years later, that he was able to win a landslide victory over Democratic challenger Walter Mondale in the 1984 presidential election. (SNIP) Mr. Obama’s approval among likely voters has dropped to the low-50s in most polls, and the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters shows him slightly below the 50% mark. This is a relatively low rating for new presidents. [Money line of the article? “Put simply, there isn’t a critical problem facing the country on which the president has positive ratings.” The ONLY thing this guy ever had going for him was the color of his skin and his puppetmasters have played that issue like a well tuned fiddle…ed]

What Bush Inherited, and What He Left Left Behind

George W. Bush inherited a recession. He also inherited the Iraq no-fly zones, a Middle East boiling after the failed last-minute Clintonian rush for an imposed peace, an intelligence community wedded to the notion of Saddam’s WMD proliferation, a Congress on record supporting “regime change” in Iraq, a WMD program in Libya, a Syrian occupation of Lebanon, Osama bin Laden enjoying free rein in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a renegade Pakistan that had gone nuclear on Clinton’s watch with Dr. Khan in full export mode, and a pattern of appeasing radical Islam after its serial attacks (on the World Trade Center, the Khobar Towers, U.S. embassies, and the U.S.S. Cole). In other words, Bush inherited the regular “stuff” that confronts most presidents when they take office. What is strange is that Obama has established a narrative that he, supposedly unlike any other president, inherited a mess. [Unlike the current whiner-in-chief, Bush never once blamed any of the problems facing the nation under his watch on a previous administration. He just grabbed the bull by the horns and took care of business. Perhaps the oft vacationing Mr. Ditherer Obama could learn something from Bush’s many examples…ed]

Has Obama Peaked? Yes, He Has

To listen to some pundits, Barack Obama’s public image began taking a serious beating when the off-year election returns came in a week ago. Or maybe it was the undeserved Nobel Prize, his approach to the war in Afghanistan, or when he revved up his pursuit of national health-care reform. But the pundits, as usual, are wrong. In reality, Obama peaked the night he was elected. (SNIP) That night began to reveal an unfortunate truth: having reached a pinnacle on the day he was elected, Obama’s popularity and relationship with the American people had nowhere to go but down. [This is what happens when ethnicity is the only criteria for choosing someone for the most important demanding job on the planet. The fact that this guy had absolutely no experience to handle this mission was evident from the moment he entered the race…ed]

Obama wants domestic spending cuts in next budget

The Obama administration, mindful of public anxiety over the government’s mushrooming debt, is shifting emphasis from big-spending policies to deficit reduction. Domestic agencies have been told to brace for a spending freeze or cuts of up to 5 percent as part of a midterm election-year push to rein in record budget shortfalls. Yet with the economy still in distress and unemployment pushing past 10 percent, prospects for making a dent in a trillion-dollar-plus annual deficit seem slight. And since the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs would likely be shielded from such cuts, overtures toward trimming the deficit may hold more symbolic value than substance. President Barack Obama is expected to make post-recession spending restraint a key theme of his State of the Union address in January and an important element of the budget he submits to Congress a few weeks later. [Hey great idea. Let’s have the Democrats start watching how they piss away our money now that they have strapped our great great great grandkids with the biggest deficit this nation has ever seen…ed]

State Finance Directors Warn of More Trouble Ahead

Michigan and California are likely to face a fresh round of budget woes when federal stimulus funds used as a fiscal crutch dry up, finance directors for the states said Friday. Short-term budget gaps have battered states as revenues plummeted during the recession. Aided by about $250 billion in funds from the stimulus package expected through the end of next year, states managed to close the gaps this year. But both finance directors, speaking at a Pew Center on the States event in Washington, were pessimistic about their states’ futures beyond fiscal 2011. “We’re facing a cliff in 2011 when stimulus dollars run out,” said Mitchell Bean, director of the Michigan House Fiscal Agency. “There is not an end in sight, even in recovery.” As of July 2009, California’s budget shortfall was 49.3% of its general funds. States have considered drastic options to fill such gaps. [It’s a simple plan really. States, hurting for cash and under ever increasing unfunded federal mandates will have no choice but to go to the feds for more bailout money which will have some serious strings attached. Once this administration has their hooks into these states they can forever dictate how things will be run from Washington DC…ed]

Time ripe for peace with MILF: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that she is optimistic a peace pact between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will happen before President Arroyo steps down in 2010. Clinton said she believes Mrs. Arroyo is ready to make “difficult decisions” regarding the peace talks with the MILF before the end of her term. “I think that [President Arroyo] is committed. She wants to see this done. In fact, what I’ve often found is that it’s easier to make these difficult decisions when you’re on your way out of office because you know what’s at stake… Her team is very committed to doing this,” Clinton said during a forum in Manila. [I’m not sure about the news value of this story but the headline alone should go down as an all time classic…ed]

Rogue’s Eleven

If you wonder why American newspapering is dying, consider this sign-off: AP writers Matt Apuzzo, Sharon Theimer, Tom Raum, Rita Beamish, Beth Fouhy, H. Josef Hebert, Justin D. Pritchard, Garance Burke, Dan Joling and Lewis Shaine contributed to this report. Wow. That’s ten “AP writers” plus Calvin Woodward, the AP writer whose twinkling pen honed the above contributions into the turgid sludge of the actual report. That’s 11 writers for a 695-word report. What on? Obamacare? The Iranian nuke program? The upcoming trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? No, the Associated Press assigned 11 writers to “fact-check” Sarah Palin’s new book, and in return the 11 fact-checkers triumphantly unearthed six errors. That’s 1.8333333 writers for each error. What earth-shattering misstatements did they uncover for this impressive investment? [I sure am glad the AP is on the ball and “fact checked” Sarah Palin’s new book. I mean what would we all do if we didn’t know the precise figures of how much she spent when she stayed at various hotel rooms? Maybe the AP could start doing their real job and concentrate on fact checking all the lies coming out of the White House since they truly do affect our ENTIRE nation?…ed]

End Clinton-era military base gun ban

Time after time, public murder sprees occur in “gun-free zones” – public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week’s slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different – except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire. Among President Clinton’s first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed regulations forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection. [I could never understand the reasoning behind liberals always wanting to strip people of their ability to defend themselves when some nutjob goes on a rampage…ed]

‘Relax, Brother’: Exclusive Video Shows Taliban Attack That Killed 9 U.S. Soldiers at Afghan Post

t was one of the deadliest attacks of the war for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The target: a remote U.S. outpost in Wanat, Nuristan. The date: July 13, 2008. ABC News has obtained a view of the battle unseen until now: the attack, filmed by the Taliban as they assaulted the base. The exclusive video of the attack was obtained via the NEFA Foundation. The video begins by showing Taliban fighters walking on a mountain path. They appear relaxed and comfortable, walking through the area armed but unchallenged. They are heard chatting calmly on their radios. [Our men are dying in this idiotic war while Obama jets off on yet another overseas jaunt. It’s time to either shit or get off the damn pot with this Afghanistan mess…ed]

Clint Eastwood made Legion of Honour commander in France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented the 79-year-old actor and director with the decoration, honouring his body of work, his longevity and his ability to delight audiences around the globe, according to the award citation. It is unusual for a foreigner to be elevated to the rank of commander of the French Legion of Honour but Eastwood, who went from playing tough guy roles like Dirty Harry to directing critically acclaimed films, said he saw France as his second home. [The French needed a tough guy to lead the troops. They picked Clint Eastwood…ed]

State Trooper Suspended For Inappropriate E-mail

A state trooper has been suspended for 15 days without pay and will be required to attend diversity training after he accidentally sent an e-mail proclaiming white pride to 787 state employees. The e-mail from Trooper Brent Gobbell states, in part, “You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member … you call him a racist.” It also includes a list of racist epithets. The message concludes, “There is nothing improper about this e-mail. Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on … BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!” [Sounds like someone needs to sit down and get some training from a 14 year old on how to use a computer but yeah everyone should be proud of who they are, even white folks…ed]

Quote of the day.

Bob Bauer has a public record of defending Barack Obama’s relationship with ACORN. Bauer’s hiring appears to be a tactical maneuver to strategically defend the White House exactly one week after Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell raided ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans and seized paper records and computer hard drives that may lead to the White House.

-Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) commenting on Obama’s newly hired White House counsel Bob Bauer who just happens to be the husband of soon to be gone White House communications director and Mao Tse-tung admirer Anita Dunn.

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