Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Friday, July 31, 2009

PHOTO: NO WORDS NECESSARY......

But I have a few anyway. I heard about this picture while listening to Rush today but seeing it really says it all. One of those shots you find yourself staring at for several moments. Says much about Obama. Hopefully a paradigm-changer for Gates if he lets it sink in.

As for Crowley.... Truly a public servant.

VIDEO: RUDY SAYS OBAMA SHOULD HAVE SHUT UP

Talk about wasting your energy. Telling Obama to stop talking is about as fruitless as an oak tree. Wait, are acorns considered fruit? Anyway, Obama once said, "it's better to talk than not to talk" so I don't think he's going to pay any attention to Rudy but worth watching...

HONDURAS POLICY: HILLARY CHALLENGED BY SENATORS

Regardless of the ideologies which exist within the current government in Honduras (I'm not all that familiar with the players' backgrounds or beliefs), one thing that I can say is that I wish our leaders were at least half as insistent that their country's Constitution is adhered to.

Again, as events have played out since Manuel Zelaya was removed from office by a near unanimity of the rest of the government, he is looking more and more like the thug and his replacement looking more and more vindicated. That vindication is really beginning to make Obama's policy that Zelaya be reinstated look more foolish by the day.

What's more is that with the recent revocation of the visas of four Honduran government officials (one of whom was the Supreme Court Justice that signed papers ordering Zelaya's removal), it's beginning to damage Obama politically as Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) seem to be tag-teaming to get answers from Hillary Clinton..

REUTERS REPORTS:
"The complexity of events that led up to the Honduran crisis has given rise to questions regarding U.S. policy," Senator Richard Lugar, one of the Senate's most respected voices on foreign policy, wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
DeMint went a step further by informing Clinton of a potential consequence if clarity isn't provided:
Because of U.S. support for Zelaya, conservative Republican Senator Jim DeMint has threatened to delay a Senate vote on the nomination of Arturo Valenzuela to be assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, the senior diplomat in charge of Latin America at the State Department.

"I request that the Department provide interested Members a detailed clarification of the steps that it has taken, and intends to take, in response to the events that transpired in the run-up to and period after the forced removal of President Manuel Zelaya from Honduras," Lugar wrote to Clinton.
Most telling about who's right and who's wrong in this is the Obama Administration's actions coupled with their silence and stonewalling when it comes to explaining them.

Again, by holding its ground, Micheletti's government seems to be getting the real Obama to unmask himself.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

VIDEO: AS EXPECTED, MSNBC COMING UN-GLUED

On Thursday morning, Glenn Beck said Barack Obama is a "racist". It didn't take long for MSNBC to go into overdrive attempting to tighten its rapidly loosening screws. Notice how they didn't have the slightest problem with a black professor calling a white cop a "racist" and decide to whip out members of the NAACP to chastise Beck.

Merriam-Webster defines "Racist" as the following:
: racial prejudice or discrimination

Based on that definition, isn't the NAACP a racist organization? As you watch these videos, ask yourself if some glass house dwellers are using sling shots.

First up, Chris Matthews fights to protect that leg tingle by speaking with former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume and Joan Walsh, who once called Dr. George Tiller a "hero". Quite the panel, Chris...


Next up is Contessa Brewer leading off the segment expressing outright apoplectic indignation at Beck's words. After catching her breath, she too quotes a statement from the NAACP right before kicking it over to Hilary Shelton, V.P. of Advocacy for the NAACP. Be sure to visit Merriam-Webster after viewing....

REMEMBER THESE GUYS? THEY'RE BACK

Remember the infamous incident at the Philadelphia polling station on election day, 2008? Three black panthers found themselves named as defendants in a civil lawsuit. Justice Department lawyers won a default judgment when the defendants failed to respond to the initial complaint.

Three black panthers dead to rights, right?

Nope, the case was dropped back in May. Outrageous but not all that surprising when you consider Eric 'we're a nation of cowards on things racial' Holder is running things over there. The decision to drop this case is SO outrageous that identifying who made it has been more than a little difficult.

But the WASHINGTON TIMES has apparently done so and it is the Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli. However, there are still layers of the onion resistent to peeling.

From the Times....
While the Obama administration has vowed a new era of openness, department officials have refused to answer questions from Republican members of Congress on why the case was dismissed, claiming the information was "privileged, according to congressional correspondence with the department.

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican and a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee who has raised questions about the case, said he also was prevented from interviewing the front-line lawyers who brought the charges.

"Why am I being prevented from meeting with the trial team on this case? Mr. Wolf asked. "There are many questions that need to be answered. This whole thing just stinks to high heaven."
Can you say, "Transparency"? Here's more...
The department also has yet to provide any records sought by The Times under a Freedom of Information Act request filed in May seeking documents detailing the decision process. Department officials also declined to answer whether any outside groups had raised concerns about the case or pressured the department to drop it.
As usual, "no comment" often equates to "no leg to stand on".. You mean like the NAACP inserting itself into the case before it was dropped?
Kristen Clarke, director of political participation at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Washington, however, confirmed to The Times that she talked about the case with lawyers at the Justice Department..
Isn't it all so interesting? I guess transparency is possible but it's not voluntarily given.

MICHELLE MALKIN has been all over this story from the beginning and I'm convinced she has contributed to getting Perrelli's name made public with her constant pressure.

As a refresher....

NEW LOW: OBAMA KEEPS BOTTOMING HIMSELF

While the 40% Strongly DISAPPROVE number has remain unchanged, the overall index has set a new record. Obama's index is now at -12, which means that fewer people Strongly APPROVE of his performance (28%). My personal view is that the strongly disapprove numbers are more powerful than is the converse. Fewer "strongly approvers" doesn't translate into passionate engagement like growth in the "strongly disapprovers" does.

RASMUSSEN HAS MORE...

DID BARNEY FRANK REALLY SAY THAT?

Doug Ross posts an interesting conundrum for Barack Obama courtesy of Barney Frank's convoluted speech patterns. Frank clearly had a 'Joe Biden' moment on this one. All along the way during this Healthcare debate, Amabo has been saying everyone will be able to keep their individual plan.

We all know that defies logic and common sense but as long as the Dems are singing from the same sheet of music and spewing the same lies in a United Front, their logic says that they can get enough people snookered.

Quoting Frank in an interview with Single Payer Action...
I think the best way we’re going to get single payer – the only way – is to have a public option demonstrate its strength and power.
Mr. Obama, would you care to respond to that one?

Here is a recent quote from Obama about his plan....
It will keep government out of health care decisions, giving you the option to keep your (private) insurance if you’re happy with it.
So how do they spin this disparity? One way might be to say that when you have two chronic liars, they cancel each other out and you get the truth.

Yeah, right.

DOUG ROSS has more....

"If we keep on getting distracted by this problem, then we are not solving it."
- Barack Obama, November, 2007

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

VIDEO: MORE CONSEQUENCES FROM OBAMA'S WORDS

If Obama's "stupidly" comment was calculated, he's more despicable than many gave him credit for. The 'post-racial' president has opened up a can of racial worms to the point that the woman who placed the 911 call felt forced to face the media to defend racist allegations.

I saw this coming when I noticed the publicized police report didn't redact her name. The ACORNs would necessarily attempt to smear her. They tried and now have egg on their face. The only problem is they don't care. They just expectorate hatred and move on when it's time for a new target. It's the Community Organizing way.

Some additional irony about Whalen being vindicated by the 911 tape and never identifying either person as black. When pressed by the dispatcher, she said that one of them "might" be hispanic.

During the press conference, she revealed she is of Portuguese heritage and followed it up by proclaiming she's an American.

This is a good, decent, kind, and upstanding citizen. I'd say, "shame on those who smear her" but we're dealing with some vile folks who laugh at the notion of shame.

VIDEO: ORLY TAITZ ON STEVE COLBERT SHOW

Back on June 21st, Orly Taitz debated Andrew Walden on my program about Obama's eligibility to be president. Taitz is on the side of Obama not being a citizen and Walden, who is editor of the Hawaii Free Press insists Obama was born in Hawaii and is using the Birth Certificate controversy to distract conservatives from investigating far more damaging stories.

You can check out the debate between Walden and Taitz by CLICKING HERE

If Obama is doing as Walden insists, it would fit right into the tactics of Saul Alinsky.

Judge for yourself on this video but if Taitz was just looking for exposure, it was a good call to let Colbert interview her. If she was trying to bolster her claims, she probably should have abstained.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Definitely worth 5 minutes of your time.

JUDGE WHO ORDERED ZELAYA DEPOSED GETS U.S. VISA REVOKED

Ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, appears to have some pull in the Obama administration, if not some real power. Yesterday, we learned that the U.S. State Department revoked the visas of four members of the current Honduran government.

The Hill is reporting that not only is one of them the man who signed the order to have Zelaya removed from office but Zelaya allegedly instructed Obama to revoke the visas of officials in Micheletti's government, including Micheletti himself.
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly confirmed at Tuesday's news briefing that four diplomatic visas had been revoked by the U.S. Kelly did not name names, but the deputy foreign minister of Honduras's de facto government confirmed that one of the visas belonged to Judge Jose Tomas Arita Valle, the chairman of the 16-member supreme court who signed the ruling ordering the detention of President Manuel Zelaya.
Another name allegedly high on Zelaya's list for VISA revocation was General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez. Gee, I wonder why:
The Zelaya letter reportedly names officials against whom the ousted president wanted action taken, including General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, the head of the armed forces who was fired by Zelaya on June 25 for refusing to use the military to press forward with a referendum deemed illegal by the country's highest court.
The Micheletti government is embarrassing Zelaya and Obama by exposing the truth. Their response appears to be the Latin American version of the Chicago Way.

Click here for the full story from THE HILL.

HONDURAS: WHITE HOUSE ATTY ADVISING OBAMA A FAMILIAR NAME

White House counsel Gregory Craig is allegedly advising Barack Obama on policy with Honduras. That would be the same Gregory Craig that represented the father of Elian Gonzalez, who was getting further "moral" support by Fidel Castro in the late 90's.

Perhaps Craig's name rings another bell because he's been out there aggressively defending the Obama administration's firing of INSPECTOR GENERAL GERALD WALPIN as well.

WSJ's Mary Anastasia O'Grady reports on the Honduran angle....
Mr. Craig was the lawyer for Fidel Castro—er, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of Elian Gonzalez—during Bill Clinton’s 2000 repatriation to Cuba of the seven-year-old. During the presidential campaign when Mr. Craig was advising Mr. Obama, the far-left Council on Hemispheric Affairs endorsed Mr. Craig as “the right man to revive deeply flawed U.S.-Latin America relations.” In other words, to pull policy left.

There is plenty of speculation that Mr. Obama is making policy off of Mr. Craig’s “expertise.” It is not too much to believe. Indeed, if all policy is now being run out of the White House, as many observers contend, then the views of the White House counsel may explain a lot.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE PIECE HERE.

When I tell people about the situation in Honduras, I'm often met with dismissiveness because of other problems or a perceived minimal impact to us here. The problem with that tack is it serves to miss out on some EXTREMELY TELLING and dangerous statements and stances being made and taken by this administration.

With all that we've learned about what really happened in Honduras relative to Zelaya's ouster, you'd think Obama (if well-intentioned) would pull back and reassess his Latin America policy. On the contrary, he appears to be ratcheting it up for some reason and Craig appears to be willingly obliging.

As Zelaya is wreaking havoc with his boisterous presence along the Honduran border with Daniel Ortega providing nearby refuge, we continue learning more and more about a dastardly past (and present) belonging to Zelaya.

By all accounts, Zelaya was attempting to destroy his country's system of government while consolidating power like Hugo Chavez did. His government fought back and kicked him out. Obama wants him back in and is stepping up the pressure. A logical question is why, considering what we know about Zelaya. In any case, it's telling us much about Obama.
Hondurans might be more amenable to an Obama democracy lecture if the U.S. showed any interest in standing up to Mr. Chávez and his antidemocratic allies or any grasp of the dangers they present. Instead, since taking office in January the American president has embraced the region’s bad actors only to be subsequently embarrassed by revelations that his new “friends” are actually enemies of liberty and peace.
Yesterday, I posted a link to a report on Fausta Blog that Honduran officials have accused Zelaya of taking FUNDING FROM FARC.

Obama's policy toward Latin America is dangerous but it may be telling us more about him than even his domestic policies do.

ANTI-WHACK JOB CELEBRITIES: JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING

Whenever I see celebrities lately, the question I always seem to ask is, "How big of a whack job is that person?" For some reason, the majority of celebrities seem to have one thing in common - LIBERALISM.

Have you ever found yourself wondering which ones to root for?

Here's a list courtesy of the AP via WCBS-TV in New York and some of them are getting pretty fed up with Liberalism.

WHITE HOUSE HAPPY HOUR: CROWLEY MAKING A BIG MISTAKE

James Crowley was absolutely correct in refusing to apologize to Henry Louis Gates (the fact that Gates had the gall to demand one is beyond the pale). I applauded him loudly for his courage. He is absolutely wrong to agree to a beer at the White House.

Nothing good can come of it. Gates views it as a teaching moment instead of as a learning one and that is the problem. In fact, a more productive exercise might be to have Gates sit in on one of the racial profiling classes Crowley facilitates (as a student). Perhaps Gates should spend a day with him in a cruiser. In return, Sgt. Crowley might sit in on one of Gates's classes on African-American studies.

There's a bigger reason why Crowley shouldn't agree to this meeting. That reason is that Obama is using him as a tool in the application of Saul Alinsky's tactics.

Whether what Obama said about police acting "stupidly" was intentional or not, there is no dispute that the photo-op at the White House ONE DAY before the August recess will distract media attention and by extension public attention away from healthcare and direct it to a dog and pony show at the White House.

ACCORDING TO ALINSKY, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

Since Obama's press conference on Healthcare, he has "goaded and guided" the public away from healthcare. This has also taken public pressure OFF of Blue Dogs, which is the best hope of preventing the disastrous Healthcare Bill.

Sgt. Crowley is likely being USED.

VIDEO: GLENN BECK CALLS PRESIDENT A RACIST

Consider the envelope officially pushed. While on Fox & Friends, Beck asserts that Obama hates white people. I thought his response to Kilmeade's challenge to explain why Obama has surrounded himself with white folks like Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, and Robert Gibbs could have been better explained but Beck still leaves a mark.



If you sign on to Beck's premise, the explanation for Axelrod, Emanuel, Gibbs, et. al. is that they are useful to the president's agenda as liberal ideologues who are helping to advance it.

Saddam Hussein surrounded himself with Christians for similar reasons but mainly because he knew they wouldn't harm him.

h/t to Hot Air

WARNING: ALL HANDS ON DECK

If you support Obama-Care, good luck to ya. If your thought processes are actually working, you need to get busy contacting a few people. In particular, the Senate Six and tell them to CEASE AND DESIST with these backroom deals.

DOUG ROSS TELLS US that two backroom deals are being struck RIGHT NOW so that this disastrous monstrosity called a health care bill can be passed before the August recess, which is set to begin Friday.

Call these SENATORS TODAY and remember that Saul Alinsky's Rule #8 is being used right now by Rahm Emanuel to get this bill done this week:

The "Senate Six":
Max Baucus: 202-224-2651
Chuck Grassley: 202-224-3744
Kent Conrad: 202-224-2043
Jeff Bingaman: 202-224-5521
Olympia Snowe: 202-224-5344
Mike Enzi: 202--224-3424

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

Is this what you want?

Another Alinsky tactic is being used by Obama on Thursday. Namely, a beer at the White House between him, Sgt. Crowley, and Henry Louis Gates. Isn't it all so convenient?

According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

HEALTH CARE BILL CLIFF NOTES

Since most of us don't have the time to read 1017 pages of utterly convoluted nonsense, here are the highlights...

PG 22 of the Health Care Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure!!

PG 30 Sec 123- THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

PG 29 lines 4-16 – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

PG 42 – The “Health Choices Commissioner” will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

PG 50 Section 152- HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

PG 53- Severability (KEY GEM) “If any provision of the Act, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this Act and the application of the provision to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.”

PG 58 – Govt will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

PG 59 lines 21-24- Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations (ACORN).

PG 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Govt control.

PG 84 Sec 203 – Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 – Specs for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare!

PG 91 Lines 4-7- Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example: Translation for illegal aliens

PG 95 Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals. for Govt HC plan.

PG 85 Line 7 – Specs of Benefit Levels For Plans. #AARP members- Your Health care WILL be rationed

PG 102 Lines 12-18- Medicaid-Eligible Individual will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

PG 124 lines 24-25 No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monopoly.

PG 127 Lines 1-16- RE: Doctors- The Govt will tell YOU what you can make.

PG 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE

PG 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

PG 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer w/ payroll $400k & above who doesn’t provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

PG 150 Lines 9-13- Biz w payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

PG 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

PG 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

PG 195 -Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans financial/personal records

PG 203 Line 14-15- “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it actualy says that.

PG 239 Line 14-24-Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor will be affected. Expendable.

PG241 Line 6-8- Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally sets the value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131-Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries

PG 268 Sec 1141- Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

PG 272 SEC. 1145- TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

PG 280 Sec 1151- The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems “preventable re-admissions.”

PG 298 Lines 9-11- Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission? Govt will penalize you.

Pg 317 L 13-20- OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

pg 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg335 Lines 16-25, Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

Pg 341 Lines 3-9: Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! WTF. My sister has downs syndrome!!

Pg 379 Sec 1191- Govt creates more bureaucracy – “Telehealth Advisory Committee.” Can you say HC by phone?

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates “Advanced Care Planning Consultations.”

PG 425 the Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier.

Pg 425 Lines 17-19: Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.

PG 427 Lines 15-24: Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends.

Pg 429 Lines 1-9: An “advanced care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12: “advanced care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the Government.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15- The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage.

Pg 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.”

PG 502 Section 1181 Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research Established. – Hello Big Brother – Literally.

PG 502 Line 5-18 Government builds the “Center” to conduct, support, & synthesize research to define our HealthCare Services.

PG 503 Line 13-19 Government will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic medical records.

PG 503 Line 21-25 Government may secure data directly from any department or agency of the US including your data.

PG 504 Line 6-10 The “Center” will collect data both published & unpublished (that means public & your private info)

PG 506 Line 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow for public access of data

PG 518 Line 21-25 The Commission will have input from HealthCare consumer reps – Can you say unions & ACORN?

PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More taxes for ALL.

PG 525-620 deals with the Government basically taking over nursing homes,

PGs 525-620 deals with the Govt basically taking over nursing homes,long-term care facilities (think assisted living) through regulations of the facilities, the owners of sd facilities, the employees of sd facilities and even the land owners of that sd facilities reside on. Additionally as you read these 90+ pages you can come to the conclusion that any Health related svcs will be determined and rationed by the Govt for our senior citizens and others in nursing homes. This one post should do enough to raise awareness of the control the Govt is exerting over the older population of American citizens.

PG 620 Line 1-9 The Government will define, prioritize, and nationalize your Health Care Services.

PG 621 Lines 20-25 Government will define what Quality means in HealthCare. Since when does Government know about quality?

PG 622 Lines 2-9 To pay for the quality Standards Government will transfer $$ from to other Government Trust Funds. More Taxes.

PG 624 “Quality” measures shall be designed to assess outcomes & functional status of patients.

G 628 Section 1443 Government will give “Multi-Stake Holders” Pre-Rule Making input into Selection of “Quality” Measures.

PG 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those Multi-stake holder groups including Unions & groups like ACORN deciding HealthCare quality.

PG 632 Lines 14-25 The Government may implement any “Quality measure” of HealthCare Services as they see fit.

PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed “Quality Measures” for Physician Services & Dialysis Services.

PG 635 – 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision – Government wants to shine sunlight on Docs but not Government.

PG 654-659 Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated Infections – Looks okay.

PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency – Government will tell you where your residency will be, thus where you’ll live.

PG 676-686 Government will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, including teaching hospitals.

PG 686-700 Increased Funding to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. You mean the Government with an $18 mil website?

PGs 701-704 Section 1619 If your part of HealthCare plan that isn’t in Government HealthCare Exchange but you qualify for Federal aid, no payment.

PGs 705-709 SEC. 1128 If Secretary gets complaints (ACORN) on HealthCare provider or supplier, Government can do background check.

PG 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny HealthCare providers/suppliers admittance into HealthCare Exchange.

Pg 719-720 Section 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable medical equipment or home medical services MUST be enrolled in Medicare. PG

722 Section 1639 Government Mandates Doctors must have face-to-face with patient to certify patient for Home Health Services.

PG 724 Lines 16-22 Government reserves right to apply face-to-face certification for patient to ANY other HealthCare service.

PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same Government certifications will apply to medicaid & CHIP (your kids)

Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforcement purposes, the Secretary of Health & Human Services will give Attorney General access to ALL data.

PG 740-757 Government sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured (That’s your tax dollars peeps)

Pg 757-762 Fed Government will shift burden of payments to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to States. (Taxes)

Page 763 1-8 No DS/EA hospitals will be paid unless they provide services without regard to national origin

Pg 765 Section 1711 Government will require Preventative Services including vaccines. (Choice?)

Pg 768 Section 1713 Government – Nurse Home Visitation Services (Hello union paybacks)

Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services – “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.” Government Abortions anyone?

Pg 769 11-14 Nurse Home Visit Services include-economic self-sufficiency, employment advancement, school-readiness.

Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services – “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.” Government ABORTIONS anyone?

Pg 770 SEC 1714 Federal Government mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Say abortion & State Sovereign.

Pg 789-797 Government will set & mandate drug prices, controlling which drugs will brought to market. Bye innovation

Pgs 797-800 SEC. 1744 PAYMENTS for grad medical education. The government will now control Drs education.

PG 801 Sec 1751 The Government will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!

Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc. required to register. Government takes over private payment system.

PG 820-824 Sec 1801 Government will identify individuals ineligible for subsidies. Will access all personal finances.

Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Government Sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.

PG 829-833 Government will impose a fee on ALL private health insurance plans including self insured to pay for Trust Fund!

PG 835 11-13 fees imposed by Government for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.

PG 838-840 Government will design & implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids & families expecting kids.

PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Program includes Government coming into your house & telling you how to parent!!!

Pg 859 Government will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes thats Billion.

PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Drs. perform mandatory HealthCare for 2 years for part loan repayment.

PG 876-892 The Government takes over the education of our Medical students and Drs.

PG 898 The Government will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps. to ensure supply of public health professionals.

PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of officers of Regular & Reserve Corps of Service.

PG898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of civilian employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.

PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians.

PG901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned Regular & Reserve Officers. HealthCare Draft?

PG 910 The Government will develop, build & run Public Health Training Centers.

PG 913-914 Government starts a HealthCare affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.

PG 915 SEC. 2251. Government MANDATES Cultural & linguistic competency training for HealthCare professionals.

Pg 932 The Government will establish Preventative & Wellness Trust fund – intial cost of $30,800,000,000-Billion.

PG 935 21-22 Government will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities. Control You!!

PG 936 Government will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Performance Standards” Tell me what to eat?

PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Government? Offices of Surgeon General -Public Health Services, Minority Health, Women’s Health – THIS MEANS TAX DOLLARS USED TO PAY FOR ALL ABORTIONS.

PG 950- 980 BIG Government core public health infrastructure includes workforce capacity, lab systems; health information systems, etc

PG 993 Government will establish school based health clinics. Your kids wont have a chance.

PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment. Say Government Brainwash!

PG 1001 The Government will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?

PG 1003 9-11 National Medical Dev Reg ‘‘(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities” you WILL be tracked.

PG 1018 States give up some of their State Sovereignty.

READ MORE HERE

h/t to Barrackaid ROB!

GET OFF THE COUCH AND PICK UP THE PHONE!!!

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Rep. Mike Ross 202-225-3772 LEADER OF THE BLUE DOGS ON HEALTHCARE!

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HONDURAS: AS NEW GOVERNMENT EXPOSES TRUTH, OBAMA PENALIZES THEM

On Monday, the 27th, sitting Honduran president Roberto Micheletti's Op-Ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal. On Tuesday, the Honduran government reports that FARC has been funding ousted president Manuel Zelaya.

As the new government continues to reveal more and more very unflattering and dubious facts about Zelaya, the U.S. State Department has announced that it has revoked the VISAS of four officials working for the Micheletti government according to BREITBART.
The announcement comes as the United States has been pressing for Honduras to allow the return of exiled President Manuel Zelaya.
So Micheletti enumerates all the reasons why Zelaya was removed for breaking his country's Constitution and Obama responds by thumbing his nose at Micheletti by telling his country's diplomats that they're unwelcome in the United States.

That's called CLASS boys and girls!

Again, Micheletti's Op-Ed is a MUST READ.

CHECK OUT THE TRANSCRIPT from the press conference held by State Department spokesman Ian Kelly.

The most telling part of the transcript is a question about aid to Honduras being suspended prematurely:
QUESTION: And one – one other on Honduras. I’m well aware that the Legal Adviser’s Office was examining whether the events in Honduras technically met their definition of a coup and therefore would trigger the cutoff in aid that I realize you have already suspended.

MR. KELLY: Yes.

QUESTION: Have you yet reached a determination on that question?

MR. KELLY: I’ll have to get you an update on that.
Did you catch that?

Obama suspends aid to Honduras for ousting Zelaya as president but still hasn't determined if he was illegally removed (a key criteria for suspending aid).

Again worth noting that Micheletti presents cold hard facts about Zelaya while we the United States behave by bullying him for presenting them because Obama supports Zelaya.

Amazing.

h/t to Free Republic

DID OBAMA OPEN UP GATES-GATE ON PURPOSE?

What was the intent of Obama's presser on July 22nd? Answer: To make the case for Obama-Care while garnering necessary Senate and Congressional support for it. Was the "acted stupidly" comment a calculated risk based on Alinsky-style tactics?

Possibly.

It's widely acknowledged that what killed Hillary-care in the early 1990's was the endless media coverage that came with laser beam-like focus on the details. The closer it was examined, the more it soured people. It wilted and died under intense spotlight.

Since this past July 22nd, Obama has been able to distract attention away from healthcare and re-direct it to an issue of race (a rather inflammatory one at that). Maybe he underestimated the backlash but then again, the bigger the backlash, the bigger the distraction. Besides, he was overheard saying that if the Healthcare bill is defeated, it would "destroy" his presidency. Perhaps it was a drastic measure chosen for a desperate time.

And guess what? Gates-gate is alive and well right now because Obama has decided to keep it alive with a Happy Hour at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue which is scheduled to take place ONE DAY before Congress' August recess is set to begin. Why not wait until the recess for the beers?

Guess what else? The tingley-legged Oba-Media has been fixated on the Cambridge race incident even when doing so is a loser for Obama. The mainstream media doesn't do that. So why would they in this case? Have they been instructed to?

Take a look at Obama's ideological hero, Saul Alinsky.

ACCORDING TO ALINSKY:
...the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. "The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength."
If true, this would take Obama's tendency to throw friends under the bus to a new low because of what he's done to his friend Henry Louis Gates for the "greater good".

The White House has already conceded that Obama was expecting a question to be asked about the Gates incident so he had time to rehearse and rehash his response. There's even been banter about the person who asked it (Lynn Sweet) having it issued to her by the White House.

As I watched the 7/22 Presser, I remember rolling my eyes in disbelief at Sweet's question. It didn't fit the script, it was the final question, and it was an apparent innocuous softball that was completely off-topic.

And Obama continues to keep it in the news by having all parties involved over to the White House for a beer, which will serve as a further distraction from the Healthcare debate.

Then again, this many distractions would make anyone thirsty.

"If we keep on getting distracted by this problem, then we are not solving it."
- Barack Obama / November, 2007

Andrew Walden at Hawaii Free Press maintains that Obama is using this same Alinsky tactic to keep the Birth Certificate controversy going.

FARC! THE ZELAYA HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING

It appears that current Hondruan president may have written his op-ed about all the facts surrounding Zelaya a little early. It's now being reported that Zelaya was being funded by FARC. You know, that hardcore Marxist insurgency group?

Fausta's Blog is reporting that Micheletti government is speaking publicly about it:
Honduran authorities denounced on Monday the alleged financing by the FARC of deposed president Manuel Zelaya’s followers’ marches to the Nicaragua-Honduras border.
I wonder if FARC also bought Zelaya's bullhorn he used on the Nicaraguan border with Honduras to raise his ruckus.

GLOBAL SECURITY has more on FARC

Fausta Also did the Translation of what Honduran authorities said about FARC and Zelaya.

FBI TAKES DOWN JIHADISTS IN NORTH CAROLINA

The good news: Seven would-be Jihadists in North Carolina allegedly preparing to wage Jihad overseas were busted by the FBI. Six of them are American citizens.

The bad news: It doesn't appear that charges of treason will be levied against the six who are citizens:
The seven men arrested—including a father and his two sons—were charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure people overseas.
Forgive my cynicism but haven't we learned from our experiences in how to handle terrorists.

Here's the FULL REPORT.

Since they don't wear uniforms, they're not POW's. Instead, they're enemy combatants that are supposed to be WORSE than POW's. However, enemy combatants are being treated better than POW's because there's no clearly established way of dealing with them. It has caused political fits for America.

Taking that one step further, let's take a look at domestic terrorists. Islamic terrorists seek to become citizens of the United States because they seek protections afforded by our Constitution (including the right to vote) while terrorists in this country who are not citizens don't receive such rights and protections.

Until we decide that domestic enemies of this country who are also U.S. citizens should be charged with treason, Jihadists will continue to see citizenship as another layer of protection instead of seeing it as a poison pill.

Bringing back Treason and narrowing the focus on citizens of the United States who are engaging violent Islamic Jihad would ultimately serve two purposes.

1.) A clear way of dealing with Jihadists who've become U.S. citizens in order to get Constitutional protections.
2.) A deterrent to violent Jihadist foreign nationals becoming citizens

ARTICLE III, SEC. 3 OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

h/t to Free Republic

Monday, July 27, 2009

VIDEO: CAMBRIDGE OFFICER WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA SAYS SHE WON'T AGAIN

WOW! Don Lemon of CNN deserves some credit for how he dealt with this situation. After Friday's press conference in which the Cambridge police department stood united with Sgt. James Crowley, Lemon interviewed comrades of Crowley, including Sgt. Leon Lashley who is black and was on the scene with Crowley.

The more powerful and moving comments came from Kelly King, who admitted to voting for Obama but said she will not again. Then, after she's done speaking with Lemon, King and Crowley hug in a clear show of mutual support.

There is no way a CNN anchor, which Lemon is, walked away from this unaffected and not rethinking his initial views on the incident.



h/t to American Thinker

AUDIO: 911 TAPES LEADING UP TO HENRY LOUIS GATES ARREST RELEASED

Clearly obvious by listening to the 911 call that prompted Sgt. Steve Crowley of the Cambridge police to investigate a report of a break-in at the home of Henry Louis Gates that the woman placing the call had NO IDEA what the race of the two men who entered the home was.

In fact, as Crowley got the call from dispatch, the only information Crowley had was that the race of the two men was unknown but that one of them may have been Hispanic.

CLICK TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO

Also pretty clear is that Crowley remained calm throughout.

It's looking more and more like Gates has created an alternate reality for himself which he seems to prefer living in.

h/t to Free Republic for providing the link.

VIDEO: CONYERS AND BASS ACKWARD LOGIC

Not sure what Conyers is getting at here but we do know he's in support of a government-run insurance plan. If he believes there are things fundamentally wrong with the bill in its current form and that it should be scrapped, his statements on the video make more sense.

If, however, he's advocating passage of the bill based on the fact that it's too long to make sense out of it, we have another story altogether. Maybe you can figure it out by reading this Detroit Free Press article.

In any case, he ends up rightly implying that 1000 page bills are absurd.

SEE THE VIDEO HERE

h/t to CNS News.

NEW REVELATIONS MIGHT FURTHER DISCREDIT GATES' ACCUSATIONS OF RACIAL PROFILING

Taking the side of Henry Louis Gates these days is shaping up as a losing proposition. His advocates (and even Gates himself) are using tactics that show it as well. As an example, rather than choosing to debate the actual incident, they choose instead to engage in arguments about racial profiling in general.

Now one of the arguments that Gates defenders tried to use in support of him could be getting debunked. Accusations that the woman who phoned in the alleged break-in was driven by race because the two men breaking in were black appear to be false.

The Boston Globe reports:
The woman, identified in a police report on file in Cambridge District Court as 40-year-old Lucia Whalen, saw the backs of both men and did not know their race when she called 911, said Wendy J. Murphy, a Boston lawyer from New England School of Law. Whalen phoned police, Murphy said, because she was aware of recent break-ins in the area.
In fact, according to Cambridge police Commissioner Robert C. Haas, not only was Walen unable to identify the men because their backs were to her but when pressed, she actually guessed that one of them was Hispanic.
In an interview at police headquarters last night, Haas said “it was very clear that she wasn’t sure’’ what the men’s race was. He also said that when the dispatcher questioned Whalen for more details, she told police she could only guess about the race of the two men. “She speculated . . . that one might be Hispanic.’’
This reality should be easily verified by listening to the 911 tape.

Kinda makes sense for the Gates apologists to move on to a more generalized discussion, doesn't it? Yet another one of their claims is ringing hollow.

If I could communicate a message to Whalen at this point, it's: BEWARE THE ACORNS!

"An Acorn doesn't fall far from the tree."
- Barack Obama, October 2008

h/t to Drudge

HONDURAS: MICHELETTI CONTINUES OFFENSIVE BY GOING THROUGH MEDIA

Time to contrast how, as the Constitutional crisis in Honduras continues, ousted president Manuel Zelaya is acting with what sitting president Roberto Micheletti has decided to do. One (Zelaya) decides to play games by camping out on the Nicaraguan side of its border with Honduras while screaming he's a victim through a megaphone with seemingly complete disregard to the possiblity of such antics causing bloodshed.

Micheletti, on the other hand, has taken a more civil tack by using the printed word to make his case to individuals, nations, multi-national groups like the UN and the OAS. In an op-ed appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Micheletti enumerates facts as he sees them.
•The Supreme Court, by a 15-0 vote, found that Mr. Zelaya had acted illegally by proceeding with an unconstitutional “referendum,” and it ordered the Armed Forces to arrest him. The military executed the arrest order of the Supreme Court because it was the appropriate agency to do so under Honduran law.

•Eight of the 15 votes on the Supreme Court were cast by members of Mr. Zelaya’s own Liberal Party. Strange that the pro-Zelaya propagandists who talk about the rule of law forget to mention the unanimous Supreme Court decision with a majority from Mr. Zelaya’s own party. Thus, Mr. Zelaya’s arrest was at the instigation of Honduran’s constitutional and civilian authorities—not the military.

•The Honduran Congress voted overwhelmingly in support of removing Mr. Zelaya. The vote included a majority of members of Mr. Zelaya’s Liberal Party.

•Independent government and religious leaders and institutions—including the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the Administrative Law Tribunal, the independent Human Rights Ombudsman, four-out-of-five political parties, the two major presidential candidates of the Liberal and National Parties, and Honduras’s Catholic Cardinal—all agreed that Mr. Zelaya had acted illegally.

•The constitution expressly states in Article 239 that any president who seeks to amend the constitution and extend his term is automatically disqualified and is no longer president. There is no express provision for an impeachment process in the Honduran constitution. But the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision affirmed that Mr. Zelaya was attempting to extend his term with his illegal referendum. Thus, at the time of his arrest he was no longer—as a matter of law, as far as the Supreme Court was concerned—president of Honduras.

•Days before his arrest, Mr. Zelaya had his chief of staff illegally withdraw millions of dollars in cash from the Central Bank of Honduras.

•A day or so before his arrest, Mr. Zelaya led a violent mob to overrun an Air Force base to seize referendum ballots that had been shipped into Honduras by Hugo Chávez’s Venezuelan government.

•I succeeded Mr. Zelaya under the Honduran constitution’s order of succession (our vice president had resigned before all of this began so that he could run for president). This is and has always been an entirely civilian government. The military was ordered by an entirely civilian Supreme Court to arrest Mr. Zelaya. His removal was ordered by an entirely civilian and elected Congress. To suggest that Mr. Zelaya was ousted by means of a military coup is demonstrably false.
Has anyone noticed that Barack Obama isn't speaking out on the Honduras situation as much as he used to? His stance, and by extension, the stance of the United States is that Zelaya should be reinstated as president of Honduras. That position is becoming more and more untenable and when Barack Obama finds himself on the losing end of an argument, it's time for RULE #10 in Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, which is:

Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

Obama encapsulated his understanding of this topic when pressed by Wolf Blitzer during a debate in November, 2007 when he said this in response to a question he found uncomfortable:

"If we keep on getting distracted by this problem, then we are not solving it."

It is becoming ever more clear that the rule of law is on the side of Roberto Micheletti and Honduras' current government. Perhaps so much so that Zelaya is acting out in desperation instead of showing deference to the overwhelming majority of world leaders who have been in his corner.

I guess it's time to turn up that megaphone, Mr. Zelaya. It doesn't matter what you say in response to Micheletti. What matters is that you say it so loudly you drown out the facts.

h/t to Hot Air for the link to the WSJ piece.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

HONDURAS UPDATE: ZELAYA REMAINS A PESKY PEST

Like a fly that just won't buzz off, ousted Honduras president Manual Zelaya continues to buzz around Honduras. His actions, however, may actually have the effect of further demonstrating who really holds power in Honduras - and it isn't Zelaya.

After attempting a foolish act of childish defiance by ever so slightly (and quickly) walking across the Nicaraguan border into Honduras and back again, Zelaya has now set up camp in Las Manos, which is a Nicaraguan town that borders Honduras. Replete with a megaphone and his white cowboy hat, Zelaya is coming across as a caricature of the man portrayed by the now sitting government of Honduras, led by Roberto Micheletti.

On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Zelaya's walking-into-Honduras stunt "reckless". On Saturday, he did more to exacerbate the problem by setting up shop on the Nicaraguan side of the border than he did to patch up the political damage he'd done.

What's truly amazing here is Zelaya's curious lack of patience. He has the U.N., the OAS, and the United States all willing to do the legwork for him and he insists on putting himself on the front lines. It'd be akin to General Patton getting on a horse and leading a battalion of tanks because he can't sufficiently scratch the itchy trigger finger while staying back to let things play out.

There are various consequences of these antics and they are all bad for Zelaya. First, he appears sophomoric and comes across as an indignant child who was pushed out of a sandbox. Secondly, he continues to make Micheletti's case for him. The sitting government insists that Zelaya is a would-be tyrant who is so hell bent on acquiring power that he would do anything, including trashing the Constitution, to get it. Apparently, this also includes the childish act of walking into Honduras to make a statement, which is about as effective as sticking his tongue out at Micheletti. Literally.

The next consequence of Zelaya's actions may be the most deleterious. Namely, the erosion of world support.

The world is run by political forces that make decisions based on political events and sentiment. In politics, when the perception that you are taking the side of a fruitcake becomes reality, you begin to either fold up your tent or change sides.

Zelaya is a fruitcake and he is doing some extremely boneheaded things when one considers the forces that have decided to get behind him.

Currently, the Micheletti-led government of Honduras is on an island, alienated by the UN, the OAS, and the United States. Zelaya seems to be somewhat envious of that alienation (why, I have no idea). There's no other reason I can think of for his behavior.

As for Micheletti, I encourage him to take a certain Napolean quote to heart.

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"


h/t to the Wall Street Journal

VIDEO: HENRY LOUIS GATES A RACIST IN 1996?

Remember, just prior to Barack Obama saying the Cambridge police acted "stupidly" in arresting Henry Louis Gates, he said he considered Gates to be a "friend" and that he was "biased" as a result. Let that sink in. Yet another friend of Obama who seems to be obsessed with and fixated on race and hatred.

If the police report is even the slightest bit accurate, what cannot be denied about Gates' arrest is that he (Gates) jumped to conclusions about the police officer's intentions. This is what we call living in a manufactured reality that is all too easily entered into at the drop of a hat. When a reality is manufactured, it needs reinforced by exploiting events and circumstances with MELODRAMA when opportunities arise.

Interesting takeaways from this video of Gates in 1996 (other than his accusations that Clarence Thomas has turned his back on blacks and Newt Gingrich had racist motivations when he led the 'contract with America') include Gates' use of the phrase, "your mama" (a phrase officer Crowley quoted Gates as using in the police report from July 16th) and the "N" word.



h/t to NewsBusters

MICHAEL SAVAGE: NEW INFORMATION ON HIS BAN FROM GREAT BRITAIN

If true, a quintessential example of how the "fair and balanced" paradigm, if taken to extreme, can lead to absurdity. The London Daily Mail is reporting that emails written by British Home Office officials may indicate that putting Savage on the banned list may have been a calculated attempt not to show bias toward the Muslim community.
Emails written by Home Office officials privately acknowledged the ban on Mr Savage would provide 'balance' to a list dominated by Muslims - and linked the decision to Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Check out the entire article here.
One message, sent by an unidentified Home Office official on November 27 last year, said that 'with (Savage), I can understand that disclosure of the decision would help provide a balance of types of exclusion cases'.
If there is any truth whatsoever to this, it speaks volumes with respect to the lack of courage on the part of British leadership. This line of logic is akin to racial quotas in prisons instead of incarceration based on the rule of law.
A further email confirmed the decision was approved at the highest level of Government, saying: 'HO [Home Office] intend to include (Savage) in their quarterly stats... Both the FS [Foreign Secretary] and PM [Prime Minister] are firmly behind listing and naming such people.'
Prime Minister? That would be the Obama sycophant, Gordon Brown, would it not?

Western society seems to be going through an inordinate amount of infighting and polarization these days. This kind of thing can be the manifestation of an unwillingness to muster the courage necessary to confront an actual enemy. Radical Islamists are the enemy of western civilization right now despite our insistence on not offending them by declaring war on a tactic (terror), which has apparently ALSO become too incendiary. Fear of standing up to the real threat is something that can't be admitted. The cowardly lion had more courage than western leaders. At least he had the courage to admit his cowardice.

Leaders in the west (and in this case, Great Britain), won't do that. Instead, they attempt to justify cowardly positions and decisions in the name of fairness and political correctness. The real irony here is that by targeting people like Michael Savage, they are further helping the unnamed enemy that insists on destroying them. World Net Daily quotes Savage of putting it this way: "The name Dreyfus comes to mind. They have attempted to destroy my reputation to avoid offending those Muslims who want to destroy them! The Warsaw ghetto comes to mind, where some Jews threw other Jews into gestapo hands to live another day." Hard to argue that one if the motives of the Home Office are what they are alleged to be.

h/t to World Net Daily

As a refresher, here's a link to the entire "Banned List" released by the Home Office.

40% NOW STRONGLY DISAPPROVE OF OBAMA'S PERFORMANCE

Here we go again. For the second day in a row, Obama sets a new high for himself with the percentage of people who strongly DISAPPROVE of his performance. The Daily Presidential Approval Index takes the number of people who strongly approve of Obama's performance and subtracts from it the percentage who strongly disapprove.

Translation? Negative numbers, unlike golf, are very bad for a president. Not only has Obama hit a 40% Strongly Disapprove number for the first time, he has now achieved a double digit index number for the first time as well (-11). Rasmussen has more information on it.

Rasmussen might consider starting a new index that measures the percentage of people who approve of Obama's performance at all vs. those who strongly DISAPPROVE.

Currently.....
THOSE WHO APPROVE: 49%
THOSE WHO STRONGLY DISAPPROVE: 40%

OUCH! Even that gap is closing in on him at a +9

VIDEO: HILLARY CALLS ZELAYA RECKLESS

Yet more evidence that the longer the sitting government of Honduras (led by Roberto Micheletti) stands its ground and insists Zelaya not return, the more ground they gain in the truth arena. Zelaya is beginning to do desperate things and the foolish things he did before leaving power are being revealed. The latter reality is likely playing a huge role in the desperate behavior.

If Zelaya's recent actions weren't so potentially disastrous, you'd have to say they were childish.

Knowing that the sitting government has forbidden his return to Honduras unless such a return was for him to be arrested, Zelaya decided to stick his tongue out at Micheletti by stepping across the Honduran border. It was a symbolic gesture more than anything else but it also demonstrated an aspect of Zelaya's character and is another in a long line of developments that point to his ouster being warranted.

You see another strain of this in the corporate world too. The guy who thinks he deserves the promotion is scorned and turns bitter when he doesn't get it. He then engages in manipulation and usurpation tactics to harm the person that was given the job, thereby proving that he DIDN'T deserve the promotion in the first place.

The leader of a country is supposed to put the country and its people above himself. Yeah, I know that's naive-sounding but what Zelaya did was so blatantly converse to that, it should be obvious he doesn't deserve to be president.

Fox News reports:
International leaders had urged Zelaya not to go home without an agreement out of fear it would lead to bloodshed. Zelaya had said he had no choice after U.S.-backed talks with his ousters failed to reinstate him.
Zelaya obviously considered it worthwhile to stick his tongue out at Micheletti by taking a few steps into Honduras despite the potential consequences of bloodshed.



At first blush, you find yourself saying, "Did it really take you this long to figure out Zelaya is the bad guy, Mrs. Clinton?" Then you realize Zelaya's behavior doesn't really matter because the Obama administration is still backing him and teaching Micheletti all about the Chicago way.

Reuters reports via the Montreal Gazette:
...the United States and Latin American leaders are insisting that Zelaya be reinstated.

The crisis is seen as a diplomatic test for U.S. President Barack Obama as he seeks to improve relations with Latin America, where a growing bloc of leftist leaders that includes Zelaya has challenged Washington's influence in recent years.

Obama's administration has condemned the coup, cut $16.5 million in military aid and threatened to slash economic aid.
Full speed ahead, right Mr. Obama?

Zelaya can't help but show who he really is the longer this standoff continues and it appears the same applies to Obama.

h/t to Hot Air and Gateway Pundit

Saturday, July 25, 2009

OBAMA AT NEW LOW IN APPROVAL INDEX

The month of July has been particularly bad for Obama when it comes to Rasmussen's Presidential Approval Index (he's been in negative territory consistently). Now he has a new low as 39% of the country Strongly DISAPPROVES of his performance. Only 30% Strongly APPROVE of his performance, which equates to -9 on the index (also a new low).

Rasmussen is reporting that the July 22nd press conference in which Obama said Cambridge police "acted stupidly" seems to have played a role in the drop.

In addition to nearly 40% of Americans strongly disapproving of Obama's performance, his overall approval rating is below 50% for the second day in a row.

We all know that Obama is prone to throwing people under the bus. Maybe he should stop it and ask a few to step off and tighten the lugnuts.

Friday, July 24, 2009

AUDIO: PHIL BERG DEBATES ANDREW WALDEN

On Thursday, July 23rd I had the opportunity to guest host for Matthew Hill on IRN/USA Radio and attempted to moderate a debate between two people with completely diametrically opposing views on Barack Obama's citizenship. Phil Berg is an attorney who has filed suit challenging Obama's eligibility to become president because of his place of birth, which Berg maintains was Kenya.

Andrew Walden is the editor of the Hawaii Free press,insisting that Obama was born in Hawaii and is simply stoking a 'blind alley controversy' in order to distract conservatives from stories that could be truly damaging to his presidency.

Here is a link to the one hour program. Debate starts at 18:20 mark.

Just in case you're holding out hope that one changed the other's mind, I assure you that didn't happen. Nonetheless entertaining.

DOES OBAMA RESENT CAMBRIDGE POLICE OVER UNPAID PARKING TICKETS?

It appears that during his time at Harvard (1988-1991) Barack Obama accumulated 17 parking tickets. On March 8, 2007 the Boston Globe reported that until January 26th, 2007, he had only paid two of them and did so late. On the 26th of January in 2007, the Globe Reports the balance of $375 was paid by credit card.

So why did he bother paying them in 2007 after not having paid them over 15 years earlier? Coincidentally or not, his presidential campaign was being launched two weeks hence.
In January, about when the Globe began asking local officials about Obama's time at Harvard, including any violations of local laws, someone representing the senator called the parking office to inquire about the decades-old tickets.
Say it ain't so!

Did Obama find the opportunity to use the Henry Louis Gates arrest to take a shot at the Cambridge police for harassing him with parking tickets? Perhaps Obama feels that he was the victim of racial profiling? Why hadn't he paid the tickets until it was politically expedient to do so? Maybe he was standing on principle.

Let's take a look at what kinds of infractions Mr. Obama committed:
Clippinger said her records show that Obama received the tickets between Oct. 5, 1988, and Jan. 12, 1990, for violations including parking in a resident-only area, blocking a bus stop, and failing to put money in meters.
Here is the entire Boston Globe article. Does anyone think Obama is willing to go public with his thoughts on these tickets?

OBAMA'S FRIEND HENRY LOUIS GATES: HERE WE GO AGAIN

"Skip Gates is a friend (of mine)," said Barack Obama on his July 22nd press conference. Then he said, "The police acted stupidly". In the middle somewhere, he said he didn't have all the facts and admitted to being biased due to his friendship with Gates.

As for the police acting stupidly, the official police report seems to pin the "stupid" button squarely on the chest of a Harvard professor who teaches African American Studies. If the police report is at all true, the default position of this professor, at least in this case, was to ASSUME racism before getting the facts, which seems to be what his friend Barack Obama did at the press conference, albeit less overtly.

Putting aside the argument about Gates being arrested justly or unjustly for a minute, the police report paints a picture of an angry and defensive black man with racism being an extremely sensitive issue. Doesn't it make one wonder about the tenets of the brand of African American studies he teaches? Does it share views common with Black Liberation Theology?

Jeremiah Wright was caught on tape saying derisive and racist things about America and Americans. His words were hateful and racist. Barack Obama sat in his church for 20 years. The words documented to have come from Gates' mouth as a white police officer approached his home seem to share a common resentment with those of Wright.

Now we have Obama admitting that Gates is a friend of his. Here we go Again. Whether officer Crowley followed the letter of the law may still be in question. What does NOT appear to be in question (based on eye witness accounts of the incident), the people Obama seems to befriend have race as a central focal point in their lives.

Moving on and getting past racism must involve a commitment to moving on and getting past it.

It was reported that Gates yelled to Officer Crowley, 'You have no idea who you're messing with and you haven't heard the last of this.' I wonder how Gates feels about practically everyone knowing him under these circumstances. If the report quoted him accurately, he may not know how right he was about hearing the last of it either.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

VIDEO: So is This How Obama Went to Harvard?

Since he won't release the most basic information about his college career (transcripts / funding), shouldn't the burden of proof fall on the president when legitimate questions about those things are raised?

See the very compelling video below of Percy Sutton, an attorney that represented Malcolm X AND Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, a radical Islamist who, according to Sutton, asked him (Sutton) to write a letter to Harvard singing the praises of Obama.

Jerome Corsi has written a compelling piece for World Net Daily that is backed up by video evidence along with a refusal by Obama to release records related to his time at Harvard.

In the video, Sutton says that al-Mansour introduced him to Obama. Again, shouldn't the burden of proof be on Obama considering the circumstances surrounding his time at Harvard is still a mystery? Another eye-brow raiser that would lend further credence to Sutton's claim is that al-Mansour apparently went to Harvard:
The back cover of al-Mansour's 1982 book "The Destruction of Western Civilization as Seen Through Islam, Christianity and Judaism" specifies al-Mansour received a degree from Harvard, where he majored in philosophy and logic, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
al-Mansour also is a Black Liberation Theology advocate (think Jeremiah Wright).

VIDEO: House Minority Leader Punks Rhambo on the Floor

The Bald-Faced Lies of the Obama administration continue to outdo themselves. The latest one comes straight from Rahm Emanuel. In fact, this one is SO BALD-FACED that I have to believe Emanuel is trying to create a distraction by falling on the sword to get Republicans off that stinky health care trail.

Said Emanuel: "WE'VE RESCUED THE ECONOMY"

There's no other explanation for Emanuel saying something so absurd. Even though it may have been a calculated effort to get people focused ON THE ECONOMY and OFF HEALTHCARE, it's still fun to watch John Boehner run Rahmbo through the shredder.

VIDEO: Hillary Refers to the Mothership

In a debate on November 28th, 2007 Mike Huckabee recommended that if we ever launch a manned trip to Mars, Hillary should be the first one to go. NewsBusters reports on Hillary's speech to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on July 15th in which she leads off by referring to the "Mothership".
“Thank you very much, Richard, and I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the MOTHER SHIP in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.”
Quick! Check out the video over at NewsBusters before CFR has it erased and calls MIB.

VIDEO: Shhhhhh. Listen. Can you Hear those jobs?

Priceless. House Republicans presented a United Front on the House floor by individually asking Obama where the jobs are that he promised via the stimulus. Adding additional credibility to this tack is the fact that House Republicans unanimously opposed the stimulus bill and all but three Senate Republicans did (Snowe, Collins, and Specter).

Arlen Specter, at the time a RINO, has since decided to unmask himself and defect to the Democrats while in the race of his life in 2010 for his senate seat in the heavily blue state of Pennsylvania.

Nicely Done, House Repubs.



h/t to Gateway Pundit

VIDEO: White House Beginning to WRITHE in Desperation

Hot Air began reporting on this yesterday and Real Clear Politics has the video of the Fox News Alert from this morning. In any case, it appears that Obama's preference to outsource strong-arm tactics to his Community Organisms is giving way to the, "If you want to get something done right, you have to do it yourself" adage.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has been a thorn in the side of Obama's reckless economic policies for a while now but they apparently crossed the line last week when CBO Chief Doug Elmendorf gave a resounding THUMBS DOWN to the Obama Health Care debacle.

In true Chicago-Way style, Obama allegedly attempted to bully Mr. Elmendorf into coming around to see "reason" by summoning him to the White House for some canoli. Fox News picked up the story. Check out the Video here. Doesn't this remind you of the Inspectors General scandals? Like the IG's, the CBO chief is SUPPOSED to report to Congress. Like the AmeriCorps IG Gerald Walpin, Obama appears to have thumbed his nose at the law.

Lastly, here are the applicable Alinsky rules Obama likely referred to in deciding to summon Elmendorf:

Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have.

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose.

Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.


h/t to Hot Air for linking to the Fox News story

Ouch! Obama's WaterLOOGIE?

Rumors about the level of Obama's narcissism are sure to multiply after what Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) apparently has revealed. In particular, it is being reported that Grassley has gone public with a narcissistic moment for Barack Obama.

I've long maintained that the best way to defeat evil is to get it to unmask itself. If these reports are correct, Grassley may have gotten Obama to do a little unmasking.

Before reading the below excerpt from the National Journal, allow a recent quote by Obama to sink in for a moment. When asked about the idea that politics is being played with his health care bill, Barack said, "This isn't about me". Let that marinate as you read this:
Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama's bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.

"Let's just lay everything on the table," Grassley said. "A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn't going to pass if there weren't some changes made ... and the president says, 'You're going to destroy my presidency.' "

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.
Has Obama picked the wrong Senator to dis? Perhaps, as WSJ's Kimberly Strassel reported on July 17th, Grassley strongly resents how he was treated by the Obama administration relative to not being included in the writing of this bitter health care pill, er bill.
Committed as he's been to getting legislation, the Iowan has been clear on what he considers nonnegotiable. The White House and liberal Democrats have cavalierly ignored these parameters, vexing him greatly in the process. There are growing signs the Republican may exit the table. He won't have walked away; he'll have been shoved.
Surely, Mr. Grassley wouldn't be THAT upset, would he?

Perhaps not, until one takes a look at how the Obama administration has been treating a group of people Grassley views as residing in his own political hen house. Namely, the Inspectors General. Grassley is widely regarded as THE Senate Watchdog when it comes to the IG's who have arguably been dissed by Obama far worse than Grassley has been on this WaterLoogie health care legislation.

Byron York has been all over the AmeriCorps story, which involves IG Gerald Walpin but there are other IG's getting dissed left and right including the one at AMTRAK, the International Trade Commission, and TARP with reportedly more to come.

Grassley appears to be getting ever more closer to each one of these IG scandals that began unraveling when Walpin was given one hour notice that he was being fired back in June. Here is a video of York explaining it all on Glenn Beck's show:


I simply can't help wondering if Grassley would be going public with extremely damaging quotes from Obama or aggressively pursuing the IG scandals like this if he'd have been an actual part of crafting the health care legislation.

Hugo Chavez may have been correct when he said Obama has bitten off more than he can chew.

For some reason, the word, "Waterloo" appears to be sticking in reference to Obama and his health care bill. Ever since Watergate, people have been putting the word, "Gate" after the name of whatever scandal has been identified in order to juice it up. Maybe the trick is putting the word, "Water" in front of it.

WATERLOO!

h/t to Drudge for the National Journal link.
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