Wednesday, May 9, 2012

$4 Billion/Year Government Sanctioned FRAUD SCHEME

WTHR-TV, NBC affiliate in Indianapolis ^ | Unknown | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Blood pressure a bit low? Click on the link and spend just under 7 minutes watching this BLOOD-BOILING investigative report by an NBC affiliate on a $4 BILLION/YEAR tax scam in which the Congress and IRS appear to be complicit.

Might want to forward this on to YOUR congresscritters.

PS: If the goal of the One Worlders is to bankrupt the US and shuttle our resources to turd -- er -- third world countries so they can "catch up" (and it is!), this scam is tailor-made.

California stinks, say CEOs. Hey, what do they know?


For the eighth year in a row California is ranked at the absolute bottom of 50 states for business, according to Chief Executive magazine.

What do they know? The esteemed Gov. Jerry Brown says California’s just swell for business.

Well, OK, Jerry isn’t and hasn’t been a CEO and this is an annual poll of chief executive officers who run actual businesses. He’s a politician and a “progressive.” Did we mention it’s been eight years in a row that California finished dead last?

You’d think that in a state with companies like Apple, Chevron and Google, things would be a bit more, well, swell.

“California’s enduring place of perpetual decline continues in this year’s ranking,” the magazine says.

“Once the most attractive business environment, the Golden State appears to slip deeper into the ninth circle of business hell.”

For example when finding itself in a hole, California keeps digging: “A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that would have protected employers from inappropriate litigation by affirming they can rely upon the state government to provide them with information regarding how to comply with the law failed to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday on a vote of 2-3.”

Brown, who is governor and those legislative leaders who also call themselves “progressives,” don’t seem to get it. They have a lot in common with the elites running European nations who also call themselves “progressives” and don’t get it.

Oddly enough, it seems Americans understand what European elite “progressives” don’t.

For example, “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of American Adults believe cuts in government spending would do more to improve the economic and financial situation in France and Greece than increases in that spending. Just 20% think more government spending is the better way to go.”

Even so, in France and Greece last weekend’s elections seem to signal a return to “progressive” tax-and-spend policies. Oh, if France and Greece only were run by American Adults.

Wait a minute. American Adults run California don’t they?
Well, that depends on how you define adult, we guess.
CEO magazine’s poll seems to say California has some growing up to do.

Reading the Contempt of Socialists

American Thinker ^ | May 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price

[Author's title: "In Reading We Can Read The Contempt of Socialists"]

What, if any, is the connection between illiteracy and ideology?

George Orwell, our greatest political sociologist, has some ideas. He is the master explainer of governance, power, totalitarianism, education, and the dynamics of class warfare. It's an ugly picture.
In his seminal essay, "Ignorance Is Strength," Orwell lays down the iron rule of history: "Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world[:] High, Middle, and Low."
Orwell cynically notes that the Middle always campaign for power by promising the Low that they will be moved toward the top. In fact, if the Middle are able to seize power, they establish themselves as the High, the Low are crushed, and that's the end of the story until the next Middle become powerful enough to start another cycle.
Orwell concludes: "As soon as they have reached their objective, the Middle thrust the Low back into their old position of servitude, and themselves become the High."
Many observers would say, especially with Obama in the White House, that we are witnessing an attempted coup by the current Middle -- intellectuals, academics, ideologues, journalists, thinkers, and talkers (i.e., people who feel entitled to run the world because they are so smart). This hungry Middle wants to take power from the bankers, tycoons, entrepreneurs, and industrialists -- the movers and organizers who have run the world for several centuries.
But let's focus on the Low -- can they improve their lives by siding with the Middle in this ongoing coup attempt? Will the Middle, this time, actually try to lift up the Low?
Orwell's essay is depressing because he sees no hope that the Low can improve their condition... .
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The Weekly Alinsky

Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Most of this will sound depressingly familiar...
ready-made for a malignant narcissist like BHO:

"The organizer must become schizoid politically, in-order not to slip into being a 'true believer'. Before men can act an issue must be polarized....

What I am saying is that the organizer must be able to split himself into two parts- one part in the arena of action where he polarizes the issue 100-to-nothing, and helps to lead his forces into conflict... while the other part knows that when the time comes for negotiations it is really only 10% difference- and yet both parts have to live comfortably with each other"

"Throughout these desired quantities (in the 'organizer') is interwoven a strong ego, one we might describe as monumental in terms of solidity...

Re. political relativity: "The organizer must have... a flexible personality, not a rigid structure that breaks when something happens. Having his own personality, he has no need for the security of an ideology... that the only certain fact of life is uncertainty... all values are relative in the the world of political relativity"

Re. irreverance: "To the questioner, nothing is sacred... he defies any any finite definition of morality... He is challenging, insulting, agitating, discrediting. He stirs unrest..."

"To say that corrupt means corrupt the ends is to believe in the immaculate conception of ends and principles.

The real arena is corrupt and bloody..."

If Obama can claim credit for killing bin Laden, why can’t he take credit for the economy today?

Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Vince

As President Obama and his administration are constantly telling us, the horrible economy is not his fault because he inherited the “Worst recession since the Great Depression”. One can certainly make that argument. You just can’t get it to stick.
If you could however, what you’d basically be saying is that that 3 ½ years after taking office the President of the United States is essentially helpless to impact the economy. “No, no, no!” his supporters would no doubt respond: “That’s not what we mean! The entire economy, nay the entire world’s economic system would have collapsed if President Obama had not saved us.” That’s simply a 2012 version of the absurd and decidedly non-empirical “Jobs created or saved” measure the administration proffered when it became obvious that their stimulus was a failure.
If the President is not responsible for the economy after three years in office, what are we to make of his taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden after just two? The financial meltdown began in 2007 and by 2009 we were officially out of the recession. Yet key pieces of intelligence that led to the CIA eventually locating bin Laden were discovered even earlier, in 2005 and 2007. In addition, critical to the success of the intelligence gathering process was information garnered from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed using the very “enhanced interrogation” techniques candidate Obama objected to.
As Obama seeks a second term so that he can begin to fix the economy, Vice President Biden is there to tell voters the only things they really need to know about the President’s first term: “bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive”. The President apparently wants to take “credit” for GM as well, despite the fact that the ill advised rescue of the UAW… er… of GM began under President Bush also.
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New York Times: Obama Is a Socialist!

The Weekly Standard ^ | May 8, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL

We've been skeptical of the arguments by some of our brethren on the right that Barack Obama is a quasi-socialist or a crypto-socialist ... or just a plain old socialist. But now the New York Times is weighing in, in favor of the proposition.

In an article (Change in Paris May Better Fit U.S. Economic Positions)" the Times reports:

"With the victory of the Socialist candidate, (François Hollande), in the French presidential election, the White House has lost one of its closest allies on the Continent, but perhaps gained one with economic policy beliefs more closely aligned with its own....Mr. Hollande seems 'naturally more palatable to the administration,' said Justin Vaïsse, the director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution....Observers said that...Mr. Hollande was likely to hew closer to the Obama administration on economic issues....Mr. Hollande...said that the countries had a 'convergence' on economic issues."

So, according to the Times, the French Socialist is "closely aligned with," "naturally more palatable to," and "likely to hew closer to" the Obama administration on economic issues. Is, therefore, Barack Obama (more or less) a socialist?

Disgusting Revelations from Barack Obama

There have been so many times we traditional Americans have been repulsed by what we have seen from this President, we have forgotten a lot of it. So I put together a list as a reminder to all Americans. 

1. Obama wants to “fundamentally transform” America:
2. Obama wants electricity rates to “skyrocket”:
3. Obama says knowing when human life begins is “above my pay grade”:
4. Obama supported infanticide, voting against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (and tried to cover up his votes):,
5. Obama thinks having a baby is punishment:
6. In order to get even with colonialism in Africa, Obama wants to diminish America. (It’s in his book Dreams from My Father.)
7. Obama has a Connecticut Social Security Number, but he never lived in Connecticut:
8. Obama releases a birth certificate that is most likely a fake:
9. Hawaii elections clerk said there is no Obama birth certificate from Hawaii:
10. Obama’s Selective Service card may be a forgery:
11. Obama bows and apologizes to foreign leaders, even our mortal enemies:,
12. Obama puts self-described marxist sympathizers in his administration (including Van Jones, Anita Dunn, and others):,
13. Obama is the first president to preside over a credit rating downgrade of U.S. debt:
14. Obama takes personal credit for killing Osama bin Laden (compare to George W. Bush’s comments after capturing Saddam Hussein):
15. Obama supports gay marriage and repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and is against Defense of Marriage Act: (For the unvarnished facts about homosexuality see
16. Obama only talks to war commander once in 10 weeks. (How bizarre is it for the Commander-in-Chief not to communicate with his general during war time?):
17. Obama violates the War Powers Act in Libya. (Is he above the law?):
18. Obama wants to bypass Congress on the debt ceiling. (Does he think he is king?):
19. Obama wants U.S. to submit our laws to the world court:
20. Obama stops the Keystone pipeline and our offshore drilling but is a party to allowing (through the Ex-Im Bank) subsidies to the Brazilian oil company and its offshore drilling, perhaps because his liberal pal and supporter George Soros owns shares.
22. Obama lost over six billion dollars of our money on various solar scams, which its own administration admits were awarded without adequate due diligence, and which were a probable result of cronyism:
23. Obama’s stimulus cost $278,000 per job. (Just stop and think about that one for a minute.):
24. Obama has blatantly ingnored the Constitution in at least 7 instances, proving that liberals are not interested in preserving the Constitution but destroying it:
25. Obama was absent from the deficit Supercommittee deliberations. This absence seems incredible. Here was the chance to get something done on the deficit, and Obama was bouncing around the world condemning America. Just imagine how a strong leader in the White House would be engaged in that process.
26. Obama says he is the fourth best president in history (better than Washington, better than Jefferson, etc).
27. Obama had close associations with outspoken hater of America Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentenat terrorist Bill Ayers. (No white Republican candidate would have gotten away with that!)
28. Obama thinks Americans are bitter by clinging to guns and religion:
29. Obama ridicules the Bible and exposes his utter ignorance:
30. The U.S. capital Christmas tree pays homage to Obama but not Jesus.
31. During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors.
32. While running for President, Obama had promised that he would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.
33. In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to shut down the factory, because the factory was non-union. (Can a president really tell a company where to put a factory!?)
34. The Obama administration pressured Ford to pull adds that told the truth about bailout money for General Motors and Chrysler.
35. The Obama administration used racially motivated actions to withdraw the case against Black Panthers who were intimidating voters.
36. Obama outrageously ramped up the bureacracy by appointing numerous Czars, probably in opposition to the Consitution which gives the Senate right of approval for such posts.
38. The Obama administration gives over 1300 waivers to his own health care law.
39. Obama says Israel should return to its 1967 border. (Does he think we should give Texas back to Mexico too?):
40. Obama reneged on promises to be the most transparent administration.,
41. Obama defends public schools and the teachers unions but sends his own kids to private schools while eliminating vouchers for kids who cannot afford private schools.,
42. Obama promises to cut the deficit but is on track to add as much debt as all presidents combined from Washington to Clinton.
43. Obama regime calls Fort Hood shooting “work place violence.” (How about “terrorism?”)
44. Obama scolds Supreme Court Justices at State of the Union Address while lying:
45. Obama’s Justice Department sells murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels who in turn aid Hezbollah terrorists.
46. Obama makes still another unlawful power grab by issuing “recess appointment” while the Senate is still in session (This was against the advice of his own Justice Department and was probably an impeachable offense).
47. Obama is the first President to force people to buy a product they may not want from a third party.
48. Obama spends a trillion dollars on “shovel ready jobs” and later admits that they were not shovel ready.
49. Obama administration illegally extends defacto amnesty to illegal immigrants (DREAM Act) by executive fiat.
50. Obama refuses to honor subpoena from Congressional Oversight Subcomittee.
51. Obama administration sues states (AZ, AL) over their attempt to enforce immigration laws the federal government is supposed to enforce but refuses to do so.
53. Obama is first President to golf 90 times times in first 3 years in office (while America struggles domestically and internationally).
55. Obama threatens insurance companies as his contempt for free markets is matched only by his contempt for the First Amendment.
56. Under Obama’s leadership America reached the unthinkable milestone of our debt being higher than our GDP.
57. Obama preaches class warfare to the 99% but meets the next day with his 1% followers for money.
58. Obama is incredibly hypocritical. Just one example: He called a much smaller Bush Debt Rise “unpatriotic.”
59. Obama wants Internet ID for all Americans. (Where does this man draw the line with his thirst for power and intrusion into our livest?)
60. Obama thinks the Supreme Court has failed to bring ”Redistributive Change.”
61. Obama cancels the National Day of Prayer but prays to Allah in the White House.
62. Obama recites the Islamic call to prayeer in perfect Arabic.
63. Obama’s Cash-for-Clunkers program cost taxpayers $24,000 per $500 car. (No kidding.)
64. Obama says that successful people did not do it on their own (finding yet another way to knock success.)
65. Obama-backed electric car battery company files for bankruptcy (proving Solyndra was not a fluke)
67. Obama thinks of the Constitution as an obstacle to overcome.
68. Obama said Jesus would raise taxes on the rich. (Oh right! Jesus taught that government should violate the 8th and 10th Commandments.)
69. Obama tramples on our most fundamental right of freedom of religion and declares war on Catholics.
70. Obama signs National Defense Authorization Act which includes a new legal system in which citizen suspects could be imprisoned without trial indefinitely.,
71. Three years later we still can’t find out about his past.
72. Obama’s infrastructure push has led to Chinese firms getting the contracts.
73. Under Obamacare paramedics might not revive you.
74. Hypocrite Obama only gives 1% of income to charity from 2000-2004.
75. Obama promises to simplify the tax code but his proposals would add thousands of pages to the tax code.
76. Obama people hold meetings at coffee houses in order to avoid disclosure requitement.
77. Obama wants a civilian national security force. (What does he want, a police state?)
78. Obama administration reportedly pays for a Taliban office in Qatar.
79. Obama told us Obamacare would save money, now the designer tells us premiums will soar.
80. Obama’s foreign policy damages America’s pestige by being soft on enemies of democracy.
82. Obama has the cross covered up at his speeeches at churches.
83. Obama sends bust of Churchill home, insulting America’s strongest ally:
84. Obama defines sin as whatever does not meet his personal values.
85. Obama wants to punish success and spread the wealth around, even though the top 10% of earners already pay 71% of the taxes–and 49% of Americans paying no federal income tax. (What we really need is MORE millionaires not fewer.):
86. Obama stated his support for Luo Raila Odinga in Kenya. (Odinga signed a “sharia pact” with Muslims and named his oldest son Fidel after Fidel Castro.)
87. The Obama administration backs Abound Solar in pay-for-play scandal. (The deal goes bad in only 15 months.)
88. Obamacare levies a premium on everyone to pay for abortions inspite of his clear promise that abortions would not be covered. (Remember how the pro-life Democrats caved because Obama promised them no abortion in the bill?)
89. Obama snubs Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, our strongest ally in the middle east:
90. Obama’s pal Jon Corzine gets off scott free after destroying MF Global and innocent depositors including farmers.
91. Obama promised his healthcare law would only cost $940 billion, but now we learn it is really going to cost $1.76 trillion or worse.
95. Obama was a disciple of Derrick Bell, who was an admirer of the Nation of Islam (“kill the crackers”).
96. Obama is kinda rude.
97. Obama cracked a joke on national TV about the Special Olympics.
98. More than half of Obama’s 2008 fundraisers were given administration jobs. (Hope and change only means more cronyism.)
99. Obama’s energy plan is inflating our tires and using algae, meanwhile gasoline prices hit new highs.
100. Obama racially exploites the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.
101. Obama issues executive order to allow seizure of private assets in a ”martial law matrix.”
102. Obama sounds like a marxist and makes oil industry, which employs hundreds of thousands of people, a straw man purely for political purposes. (One by one he picks on insurance companies, WalMart, drug companies–any target that he thinks makes him look tough with his base.)
103. When he thinks that the microphone is off, Obama grovels before the Russians.
105. Obama’s one million dollar subsidy to Nevada windmill operation saves $2,785. (When does this nonsense ever end?)
106. Again displaying his ignorance of Christianity, Obama declares that Jesus had his doubts.
107. Obama helps oust pro-American Egyptian president then gives money to the Muslim Brotherhood.
108. Obama has slip of the tongue “my Muslim faith.” See video:
109. Obama promises better healthcare by hiring 4000 new IRS agents.
110. The Obama administration may be the most corrupt in history.
111. Obama cites “national security” as reason he bypasses Congress to give $147 million to Palestinians:
113. Obama’s Justice Department wins award for worst open government:
117. Obama’s New York girlfriend in his autobiography wasn’t (more of his hazy past):
119. Obama promises in writing lifetime government care from himself for every person. (If this isn’t socialism, what is?):
120. Obama’s policies have left 88 million Americans NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE (an ALL TIME RECORD):
121. If it were not for people dropping out of the labor force, the unemployment rate would be 11%:
122. Obama drafted a memo to blame the military if Bin Laden mission had failed:
123. Obama is secretly releasing Taliban fighters (so they can return to the battlefield and kill Americans):
124. Obama is the first President to have 17 vacations in his first four years:
125. Obama is the first President to have 22 personal assistants/servants for the first lady:
126. His middle name is HUSSEIN

Unprecedented: Top DOJ Officials Were Obama Bundlers with Wall Street Ties!

Big Government ^ | May 8, 2012 | Peter Schweizer & Wynton Hall

Four of the top officials at the Department of Justice were all big money fundraisers for President Obama’s 2008 campaign with strong ties to Wall Street—the very entity the Obama Administration has said must be criminally prosecuted for bringing about the biggest financial crisis in U.S. history.

Attorney General Eric Holder: formerly of Covington & Burling law firm, in 2008 Holder himself represented big banks such as UBS and MBNA Bank. Holder was Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign co-chairman and raised $50,000 for the president’s campaign.

Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli: a managing partner at Jenner and Block law firm, whose clients include Merrill Lynch, Perrelli stepped down from his number-three position at DOJ in March. A former member of Obama’s National Campaign Finance Committee, Perrelli bundled $500,000 in campaign contributions.
Deputy Associate Attorney General Karol Mason: Karol Mason of Alston & Bird previously chaired the firm’s public finance group. She also bundled $500,000 for Obama. Holder awarded her a “Distinguished Service Award” for her work at the Department of Justice. Now, after almost three years at the Department of Justice, she has returned to Alston & Bird to work on their real estate finance and capital markets group.
Associate Attorney General Tony West: West was a partner at Morrison and Foerster law firm, whose clients include MF Global, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America. West was also co-chairman of Obama’s campaign and, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “was instrumental in helping the candidate raise an estimated $65 million in California.” Formerly the head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, West is now number three at the DOJ and bundled $500,000 for the president’s campaign.
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Obama Is Losing the Keystone Pipeline Battle

Reason ^ | May 8, 2012 | Ronald Bailey

The president finds himself between an environmentalist rock and a labor union hard place
The Keystone XL pipeline is roiling U.S. electoral politics again. TransCanada refiled its application for a permit to build the pipeline with the State Department last week. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has vowed, “I will build that pipeline if I have to do it myself.” In April, the House of Representatives passed a transportation bill that mandates the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

The vote was 293 to 127, the majority vote was minus 14 Republicans, but included 69 Democrats. President Barack Obama threatened to veto the bill if it includes the pipeline construction mandate. Today, the House and Senate are conferring on the transportation bill that would spend more than $100 billion on highway, rail, air, and mass transit projects over the next two years. It is not known if the Keystone pipeline provision will emerge in the final version.

Reviewing the state of play: The crude oil pipeline would be built by TransCanada at a cost $7 billion and stretch nearly 1,700-miles from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The 36-inch pipeline would bring as much as 830,000 barrels of synthetic oil per day produced from Canadian oilsands to U.S. refineries. However, since it crosses an international border, President Barack Obama has the authority to refuse permission for construction to begin if he determines that the pipeline is not in the national interest. In August 2011, the Department of State issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement [PDF], which concluded that the pipeline could be built and operated safely. Once the State Department report was issued, Obama had 90 days to make his national interest determination.
The Keystone pipeline became a defining issue for political environmentalists who dramatized their...
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Past, Present and...

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The Saga of "JULIA"

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Evolution of Julia

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Latest jobs report: Even worse than it seems!

fox business ^ | 5/9/2012 | by Richard Barrington

According to employment statistics released Friday, the unemployment rate dropped slightly in April. Given the circumstances, though, this was not greeted as good news.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in April.

This was the second consecutive monthly decline, and brought the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since January 2009. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was 9.0 percent, and at the end of last year it was 8.5 percent. In that context, one might think that an 8.1 percent unemployment rate represents progress.

So what's the catch? Troubling job trends!

There are two problems with recent employment figures.

One problem is that the pace of job creation is slowing. The number of new jobs has fallen from 259,000 in February to 154,000 in March to 115,000 in April. These figures reveal not only a weak level of job growth, but also a troubling direction for the months ahead.

The second problem is a little less obvious, but it helps explain why the drop in the unemployment rate is less of a positive development than meets the eye. The unemployment rate is a function of how many people are looking for work, compared to the total number of people participating in the labor force. What taints the redution in the unemployment rate a little is that an increasing portion of the adult population is no longer participating in the labor force.

In April, the labor participation rate fell to 63.6 percent, the lowest in more than 30 years. Some chalk this up to the hopelessness of the recent job market, but this figure has been declining since the year 2000.

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