Monday, July 30, 2012

Rep. Bachmann's Concern Over Muslim Brotherhood Connections in Government Grows ^ | JULY 29, 2012 | SCOTT PAULSON

Last week, when U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other GOP House members wrote letters suggesting that federal government personnel close to the White House be investigated more closely for Muslim Brotherhood connections, they were severely criticized. The criticism was due to a sentence in one of the letters that mentioned Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin.
Now, new information has emerged which is being called supportive of the letter-writing politicians’ assertion that there is a need for scrutiny of persons in federal government – including some that are close to the White House.

 Independent Sentinel reports that Huma Abedin was an Assistant Editor of the “Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs” (IMMA) from 2002 to 2008. She was also on the publication’s board the same time that Abdullah Omar Naseef, who allegedly has strong connections to al-Qaeda via fundraising for the terrorist group, served on the board in 2002 and 2003.

The latest allegations regarding Huma Abedin’s Naseef-connection is giving growing support for Bachmann’s call for an investigation of federal government workers and credence to her refusal to apologize and back down.

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Roseanne Barr Wishes Cancer on Chick-Fil-A Customers!

Vision to America ^ | 7/27/12

ABC’s The View honored Roseanne Barr with a guest-host spot on July 19, which shows they probably aren’t in the habit of evaluating her sanity based on her Twitter rants. Take her wishing cancer on Chick-Fil-A fans this morning: “anyone who eats S–t Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ”.

This came after she told the restaurant chain to suck an appendage she doesn’t have.

This outbreak of hate was retweeted by comedian Joe Rogan, who recently hosted a newfangled version of “Fear Factor” on NBC. Shortly after her get-cancer tweet, she doubled down:
“off to grab a s–it fil-A sandwich on my way to worshipping Christ, supporting Aipac and war in Iran.”

What You May Not Know About License Plate And Cell Phone Tracking

ACLU ^ | 7-30-2012 | Kade Crockford, ACLU of Massachusetts

Today the ACLU is launching a nationwide effort to find out more about automatic license plate readers (ALPR). By snapping photographs of each license plate they encounter—up to three thousand per minute—and retaining records of who was where when, license plate readers are fundamentally threatening our freedom on the open road.

You may have seen the recent New York Times op-ed that admonished us to start referring to our mobile devices as “trackers” instead of “phones.” Perhaps as ALPR technology spreads we should start saying “tracker” in place of “car,” too. We need statutory protections to limit the collection, retention, and sharing of our travel information.

Obama's entrepreneurial Communist Manifesto!

World Net Daily ^ | 7/29/12

President Obama’s business comments a couple weeks ago in Roanoke, Va., in which he said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” sounded more communistic than capitalistic, especially since the “somebody” to whom Obama referred was, in fact, the U.S. federal government.

Progressives and the mainstream media were quick to come to the aid of the president’s economic gaffe by stating that similar statements have been said by other entrepreneurial moguls like Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Andrew Carnegie and Walter Chrysler. Others excused Obama by saying he “borrowed” his business verbiage from Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Ads by GoogleI Will Commit to Pray for our nation in 2012! Sign up now. Coming Of Jesus You Think You Know The Bible Well? Test Yourself With Our Trivia Game www.BibleTriviaTime.comNo one is denying the genius of collective contributions or the power of working together. One of my favorite acrostics is TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. But the key difference between President Obama’s teamwork and all the rest of those inspirational innovators is that the latter were referencing other individuals’ collaborative efforts within their own entrepreneurship, while Obama was pointing to politicians and specifically the federal government as the business associates responsible for your success.
Look for yourself at how Obama progressively unveiled “government” as the “somebody” in his speech and rationale (underlines added):
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that.
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GM Stock Hits New Lows, Company in Turmoil

Breitbart ^ | 7/30/12 | Ben Shapiro

Remember that vaunted General Motors recovery ushered in by President Obama’s bold bailout program?

Well, not so much.

In June 2009, GM filed for Obama-managed bankruptcy, costing the taxpayer some $50 billion. The vast majority of that cash was never paid back by GM. In November 2010, GM issued a new initial public offering at a price of $33 per share. Today, GM stock is trading at approximately $19.36, down about 40% from its initial price.

And the executive turmoil in the company is reaching fever pitch. Opel, a majority-owned subsidiary of GM, dumped CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke about two weeks ago. GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky replaced him. Analysts immediately claimed, “GM appeared to be panicking as the change comes so soon after a turnaround plan for the struggling Opel was approved and a replacement was not named.”

Another analyst stated, “The timing of today’s announcement bodes poorly for the condition of GM’s European business.” Then, Opel’s new design chief Dave Lyon was thrown out of the building before even beginning his job. Within the week, global marketing honcho Joel Ewanick got tossed.
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Liberal Rage and Intolerance: Chick-fil-A is only the Beginning!

Les Femmes - The Truth ^ | 7/30/2012 | Mary Ann Kreitzer

If liberals needed exposing for their in-your-face-we-hate-you intolerance, the Chick-Fil-A episode has unmasked their bloody fangs. Nobody who believes in traditional marriage may go unpunished. Just like "gay" activists went after those who donated to Proposition 8 in California, they and their fellow travelers are now lunging for the throat of a business that's as American as apple pie and fried chicken.

Let's take a look at the back story that brought out the muttations foaming at the mouth for chicken blood and snapping at the heels of the company. It began back in January with a story about Chick-Fil-A donating food to several traditional marriage conferences. That was enough to put the company on the radar screen for annihilation. In November, the gay advocacy group Equality Matters revealed that the company had donated close to $2 million to organizations that defend traditional marriage. But the spark that ignited over-the-top intolerant rage against the company was an interview of 91-year-old president Dan Cathy with the Baptist Press. Here's the section of the interview that brought out the homosexual hatemongers:
The company invests in Christian growth and ministry through its WinShape Foundation ( The name comes from the idea of shaping people to be winners.
It began as a college scholarship and expanded to a foster care program, an international ministry, and a conference and retreat center modeled after the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove.
"That morphed into a marriage program in conjunction with national marriage ministries," Cathy added.
Some have opposed the company's support of the traditional family. "Well, guilty as charged," said Cathy when asked about the company's position.
"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.
"We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy emphasized.
"We intend to stay the course," he said. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
And there you have it folks. Surprise! Cathy is not calling for lynching homosexuals or banning them from lunch counters. He doesn't refuse to serve them at his restaurants. He is simply defending his own belief in traditional marriage as the bulwark of the Christian family and society. What he implies in the interview is a dislike of divorce, for heaven's sake! Thousands of years of history support Cathy's view. What exactly supports the "gay" redefinition of marriage? Nothing -- not a single thing!

When did anyone give homosexuals the right to define for all of us that marital intercourse is the same as anal sex? No one is denying civil rights of homosexuals by telling the truth that they can't marry. And I use the word CAN'T deliberately. It is a physical impossibility for two men or two women to marry each other because their bodies do not fit together. It's the natural law. It's like claiming your civil rights are being violated because you can't fly.

At any rate, liberal politicians are piling on telling the company not to open resturants in their cities. The intolerance and demagoguery of the politicians is shocking! Since when does a politician, elected by the people, have the right to use the force of government to discriminate against Chick-Fil-A. That's the discrimination here; not discrimination against homosexuals. Let the "gay" activists organize a boycott of the company. That's the American way. Frankly, I avoid Starbucks like bubonic plague. But that's not the same thing as using the power of the state to crush a business that is politically incorrect.

This is just the beginning and a warning to Christian businesses that kristallnacht is coming to them too. Stand up and fight while you still can!

Oh...and my advice. "Eat mor chikin."

Cantor calls Pelosi’s comments on Jewish Republicans ‘insulting’

Conservative Byte ^ | 7/30/12

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s recent suggestion that Jewish voters are “being exploited” by Republican leaders for political gain drew a sharp response Sunday from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the country’s highest-ranking Jewish Republican, who said the remarks were “patronizing” and “insulting.”

The California Democrat suggested that Jewish voters were “being exploited” by Republican leaders trying to portray President Obama as un-supportive of Israel’s national security efforts.

Pelosi made the comment when asked during a weekend interview with Bloomberg TV whether she thought Obama would win the Jewish vote, which historically goes to Democrat candidates.

Rich Dems Are Rich People, Too!

New York Magazine ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | Jason Zengerle

Barack Obama—or, rather, “Barack Obama”—sent a downer of an e-mail to his supporters a few weeks ago. “I will be the first president in modern history,” he predicted, “to be outspent in his reelection campaign.” Not all that long ago, it looked like the president might smash the record $746 million he collected in 2008 by raking in $1 billion this time around; now the Obama team expects it will be Mitt Romney who brings in that much. There are many reasons for the reversal, including the rabid largesse of the anti-Obama side. But one key cause seems to have until recently gone oddly overlooked by the president’s fund-raising operation: Party affiliations aside, rich Democrats are still rich people, and expect to be treated as such.

A politico who travels in high-­dollar Democratic circles in New York divides the reluctant donors he knows into three categories: “A third of them were Jewish and were pissed off about Israel. Another third were from the financial sector and were mad at him because he called them ‘fat cats.’ And then a third say, ‘I raised a shitload of money for him and then I never heard from him.’ ” It’s this last group that feels most conflicted. Unlike the Democratic Likudniks and Wall Streeters, who have political or economic reasons for supporting (tacitly or explicitly) Romney, these rich Democrats don’t want to see their party lose the White House. But they also don’t want to reward Obama and his team for what they see as shoddy treatment.

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Muslim American Owner of Santa Monica Shangra-La hotel: “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my pool!”

Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/30/12 | Pamela Geller

If it were anyone other than a Muslim supremacist Jew-hater, people would be going to jail. Hamas-CAIR would be demanding jail time under hate crime laws if it had been a Muslim in the pool.

I expect his defense will be that Islamic Jew-hatred is in the quran. Obama say "respect it!"
Pakistani-American Muslim Owner of Santa Monica Shangra-La hotel: “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my pool!” July 30, 2012, Quite Normal, (thanks to Howard)

If such a story were the other way around, or involved any other minority, every state-run news agency in America would be squawking in indignation. But as it involves Muslims being Muslims, America isn’t likely to hear much of anything about it.

The event happened 2 years ago, but is only now going to trial.

The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, California.
( – An upscale hotel on a Santa Monica, California, beach is an odd place to be singled out from a crowd and removed because you are Jewish, but that’s what happened to 18 young professionals who are telling their story to a jury in a discrimination trial taking place in Santa Monica Superior Court this week.
Ari Ryan is the grandson of a Ukranian Jew who lost most of his family in the Holocaust and narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Nazis. Ryan’s grandfather moved to Israel in 1942 and served as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces.
Seventy years later Ryan says he got a small taste of what his grandfather lived through, but rather than in the forests of the Ukraine, it took place at an upscale hotel in Santa Monica. Ryan and more than a dozen others have brought a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic discrimination against them by a multi-millionaire Muslim American hotel owner.
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Obama shrugs as economy sags!

New York Post ^ | 07/30/2012 | Charles Gasparino

Obama can’t stop talking about the 1 percent of people who he says don’t pay their fair share of the nation’s taxes. But he should be obsessing about a 1.5 percent — the rotten growth rate produced by the once-mighty US economy in the second quarter.

The slowdown announced Friday — on top of another slowdown in the first quarter — is further proof that the president’s class-warfare economic rhetoric and policies are pushing the country perilously close to a double-dip recession.
The numbers are pretty stark: Growth of 2 percent for the first quarter was already scary, down from around 4 percent at the end of last year. A few years out of a stiff recession like the one we had, the economy’s normally roaring, not sagging back down.
So the drop to a 1.5 percent growth rate for the second quarter is really quite staggering. At this rate, we could be in double-dip territory even by Election Day, as consumers continue to slash their spending and businesses their investments.
Yet the president either doesn’t know or doesn’t care that the country is headed right back into recession territory. He’s too busy bashing Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital to address what increasingly looks to be unfolding economic calamity.
Of course, Obama promised us hope, change and a robust recovery if we just followed his economic wisdom of massive stimulus spending and “green energy” investments. And yes, the president will blame Republicans, who won the House in 2010, for thwarting his more recent efforts to spur the economy. Which they have — but who could blame them? It’s more of the same stuff that gave us Friday’s dismal growth number.
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THE MISTAKE OF OUR LIFETIME…maybe in the history of this nation!

7/30/2012 | Tom Durbin-email

The election of Barack H. Obama and his presidency has been a massive stain on the history of America, a severe threat to this nation and its future, and a debilitating time for many Americans economically. His frightening attacks on American values and wanton disregard for our Constitution rank with some of the most despicable political deeds in American history. This nation must remove him from the presidency in the 2012 election, but must also remember what the man and his followers did or attempted to do to destroy everything America has stood for over 230 years at home and abroad.
The American media and press should be ashamed of themselves for failing to vet this man who was unknown largely because of his own efforts to cover up his past and his intentions. The electorate who supported him as well as the media and press need to pause and reflect on the man and the motivation to support and vote for him. We the people must demand a better effort by the press and media in the future to vet all candidates. We must question, in the future, the meaning of declarations such as fundamental transformation. We need to assure ourselves that we know who we are voting for, who we are trusting with the executive branch of government. We need to do this so that we never make a similar mistake again. We simply cannot afford to make the mistake again or we risk losing our liberty.
B H Obama is desperate to be re-elected in order to continue to implant his mis-guided ideology, his fundamental transformation of America. He is prepared to do anything to be re-elected including continuing his history of lies, but more recently his disregard for the authority given to him by the Constitution – such as enforcing immigration laws of the United States…for the purpose of gaining Hispanic votes. He has abandoned his responsibilities of office this year in order to raise the necessary funds to gain re-election.
B H Obama, in my opinion, is unqualified to hold the office of President. He came to office without meaningful experience, with an undocumented education, questionable political ties, and a determination to lie his way into office…and to lie to accomplish his agenda.
He must not be re-elected nor should liberal congressmen who support him.
As time has passed, we are discovering that he is a socialist…that is determined by what he says and what he does. His healthcare legislation is the cornerstone of his goal to install a form of socialism in the United States. This legislation gives him the portal to increase taxes on all of us including the ‘middle class’, and to creep deeply into our lives. He is hell-bent on steadily increasing the size of the federal government, and in the process saddling the nation with an unsustainable debt. He promised transparency in the formation of a healthcare bill, but did it behind closed doors, shutting out any opposition. It is the way he operates. For those who don’t believe his socialist leaning, listen to his words – equality, fairness, spread the wealth, ‘other more equal economies do better than us’.
Where does his ideology originate? His father fought against capitalism in Kenya and lost his job when he advocated communism. His grandparents, who raised him, were communist sympathizers. During his college years he openly sought relationships with left wing and radical ideologists. He was a member of the Chicago New Party, a ‘social democratic’ party, modeled on the Swedish labor movement and radical by American standards. He was very involved with ACORN and the Chicago New Party was a political arm of ACORN. Obama denied both associations when he ran for president. He maintained relationships with known terrorists [Bill Ayers] and anti-Americans such as Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and also lied about those relationships.
He manufactured his own background relative to friends and family, claiming they were victimized by racism and discrimination. He lied about his mother’s health insurer [Cigna] saying they refused to pay for her treatments when they never denied payment of bills. It was part of his approach to disparaging free market enterprise and economic order. He created characters for his memoir and re-arranged chronological order of events to suit his creation of himself. He viewed the world through racial lens in those early days and still does. There is virtually no information available on his college years or transcripts of his scholastic records. It is even hard to find people who knew him then.
During his administration, this president has disregarded the oath of office he took to assure that the laws of this nation are faithfully executed. He has refused to enforce immigration laws passed by Congress, and he has illegally appointed agency directors and NLRB directors. He and his Justice Department have failed to address voting violations and other issues. He and his Interior Department have been in contempt of a ruling on offshore oil drilling. He has said he will take action if Congress refuses to act on a variety of issues, even though it is not his authority. When he was unable to get cap and trade through Congress, he simply instructed the EPA to implement regulations and ignore the courts. He has openly challenged the Supreme Court and the separation of powers of the Constitution. Finally, he has violated the first and fourth and tenth amendments among a variety of actions including rulings under the Affordable Care Act.
His choking regulations and policy and failed stimulus [it was a payoff to friends] has resulted in the worst economic recovery in our history. He demonstrates no evidence he understands business and commerce. He regularly demonstrates that he holds America and our Constitution and our way of life in disregard, even contempt, as he strives to change America to a European style socialist state.
President Obama is a pathological liar, unapologetically arrogant, and an insufferable narcissist. His lies to the American people are well documented, and there is no reason to think he won’t continue to lie as he tries to turn this nation into a socialist state. He must not be re-elected nor should the liberal congressmen who support him.

Timid House Republicans refuse to defund ObamaCare!

Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/2012 | Doug Book

Determined as always to travel the safest, least contentious path to their own re-election, House Speaker John Boehner, Majority leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy have decided that the Party will do NOTHING to defund ObamaCare when current, federal funding legislation expires on September 30th.

Thirty times over the past two years the House has voted to repeal the President’s “Affordable” Care Act. Of course, on each occasion Republican leaders were secure in the knowledge that the measure had NO chance of passing the Democrat controlled Senate or collecting the signature of Barack Obama. And this was of supreme importance to these stout-hearted, GOP Representatives as it meant none of the scheduled votes would raise the ire of the Party’s most feared and potent foe—the dreaded national media.

For were the landmark legislation of their Marxist icon to REALLY be threatened by some Republican scheme, the New York Times and its left-wing colleagues might...

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Poll shows Obama character-attack strategy flopping (Tens of millions spent to what effect?)

Hotair ^ | 07/30/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama's campaign has spent tens of millions of dollars attempting to paint Mitt Romney as an unsavory businessman, a clueless tycoon, and even accused him at one point of being a "felon." Team Obama needed to make Romney toxic early, while it had a large advantage in primary-campaign cash, in order to avoid having to defend Obama's economic record. So how did that strategy work out? After three solid months, a new poll by The Hill shows Romney holding a narrow edge on character issues over the incumbent President:
Mitt Romney holds thin advantages over President Obama on leadership, personal values and honesty, according to a new poll for The Hill.
The poll, conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, suggests voters see little difference between the candidates on character issues that Democrats have cited as key to Obama’s appeal.
It found 48 percent of voters consider Romney the stronger leader, compared to 44 percent who favored Obama.
Similarly, 47 percent of likely voters also said Romney most shares their values while 44 percent picked Obama.
When asked which candidate voters considered more honest and trustworthy, 46 percent said Romney and 44 percent said Obama — a result within the poll’s 3 percentage point margin of error.
The Hill doesn’t mention any earlier polls on this subject, but I think it’s safe to say that this isn’t an improvement since Romney became the presumptive nominee in late April. The sample in this case has a one-point advantage for Republicans, with a D/R/I of 34/35/31. That’s almost identical to the 2010 turnout model, and with Gallup finding a significant decline in Democratic enthusiasm, one that looks more likely to repeat itself rather than the D+7 2008 model.
The internals are even worse for Obama. Instead of benefiting from a gender gap, Obama and Romney are tied among women on trust, 43/43, while Romney leads among men 50/44. They also tie among women on who is the strongest leader, 45/45. Even worse, Romney has a clear edge in both questions among voters under 40 years of age, 50/40 and 50/42, respectively. Romney edges Obama in both categories among independents by a single point, and Romney wins by large margins among all income demographics except those earning under $20K per year.
The news isn’t much better for Obama on the question of values and relatability. Romney wins the question of who most closely shares voters’ values by three overall, 47/44, despite the demonization conducted by Team Obama over the last three months. Romney has a nine-point lead among men (52/43) while Obama has only a one-point edge among women (44/43). Younger voters choose Romney again, 48/41, but middle-agers choose Obama by three, 48/45; Romney wins seniors by 12, 52/40. Independents give Romney a one-point edge (45/44). Obama has more success with lower-income demos, but Romney wins everything above $40K, most of them by wide majorities.
The window for Team Obama to define Romney as scary and untrustworthy is rapidly closing. In five weeks, Romney will unleash his growing general-election fund advantage and blanket the airwaves with both positive ads for himself and spots that focus on Obama’s sorry economic record. Unless the Obama campaign can figure out how to demonize Romney effectively, they will have wasted an entire summer and perhaps nine figures on an attack strategy that is clearly flopping. If anything, they’re damaging Obama more than Romney with the campaign strategy of constant attacks. People may really be wondering what Obama stands for rather than against, and why he’s not making a case for himself rather than a case against Romney.

In defense of Michele Bachmann, Muslim Brotherhood probes

Politico ^ | 7/30/2012 | Newt Gingrich

The recent assault on the National Security Five is only the most recent example of the fear our elites have about discussing and understanding radical Islamists.
When an orchestrated assault is launched on the right to ask questions in an effort to stop members of Congress from even inquiring about a topic — you know the fix is in.
The intensity of the attack on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) as well as Republican Reps. Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Tom Rooney of Florida and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia is a reminder of how desperate our elites are to avoid this discussion. Yet consider this rush to silence questions in light of our history of unpleasant surprises during the Cold War.
Given all the painful things we learn about people every day and the surprises that shock even the experts (the head of the FBI anti-spy effort was a Russian spy, for example), you have to wonder why people would aggressively assert we shouldn’t ask about national security concerns.
Remember the shock in 2001 when we learned that FBI agent Robert Hanssen had been spying for 22 years — first for the Soviet Union and then the Russian Federation. This disaster came just seven years after the 1994 arrest of Aldrich Ames, a CIA counterintelligence officer who was a Soviet spy for eight years.
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ONLY Barack Obama would hire a pedophile enabler, global warming fraud like Penn State’s Spanier! ^ | July 30, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

One thing that is clear about the despicable rapes of little boys at Penn State University is they were green lighted by the school’s president Graham Spanier.
He knew what was going on, weighed the value of Penn State’s football program against the lives of the little boys Football coach Jerry Sandusky was raping and consciously decided to ignore the ugly crimes happening on his campus.
To Spanier the football program was more important than anything else. Why not? Spanier is a low character fake. He also approved Penn State’s part in the Left’s fraudulent climate change “research.”
No thanks to Spanier Sandusky’s crimes finally came to light and Spanier was forced out of his position. In an America not run by Barack Obama, this would have been the end of this bum; but the immoral mongrels who work for Obama have reached out to Spanier and given him a job. Now you and I are paying his salary.
Graham Spanier a man who should NEVER have clearance even to sweep the floors of a federal building had his top secret clearance reaffirmed AFTER Sandusky’s rapes came to light. He now works doing, “part-time consulting…for a “top-secret agency on national security issues.” What? He does what?
His biography says he chairs The National Security Higher Education Advisory Board which is supposed to prevent the theft of sensitive research conducted at American universities. Sensitive research? Would that include fake climate change data? If so they have the right guy.
Penn State joined England’s University of East Anglia in what was the biggest scientific fraud since the “Cardiff Giant.”
Penn State’s phony Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the fraudulent “hockey stick” graph, colluded with the fakes in England to lie about and hide any evidence
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Can Obama Seduce Young Voters While Robbing Them Blind? Again? ^ | July 30, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell

Hey students! Youth voters! Are you up for Hope and Change 2012? Here’s the deal! In just four years President Obama ran your personal share of the US debt from $30,000 to $50,000!! ...and still rocketing up!! Plus! You get to graduate from college with massive debt, and half of you will be underemployed or unemployed!! Plus! He character-assaults anyone who wants to reform entitlements to slow down the massive wealth transfer from poorer you to richer old geezers!! Plus! He promises you free stuff…then just puts it on your overcharged US credit card!! Plus! Some of us are closer to the end of our earning and tax-paying years than others. We aren’t gonna pay no stinking $50,000! Guess you’ll have to cover us!! Better get busy, suckers!! Hope and Change 2012…Tell a friend!!!”
Enthusiastic Facebookers know the angst of reconsidering impulsive rants. So, after reflection, I regret that my effort above—my “status” as the socially networked call it--from a few months back is so benign and understated.
Simply stated, few presidents in US history oversaw such total devastation of the prospects of young Americans. None gained office on a wave of youthful enthusiasm and adulation. None depended so desperately for reelection on reenergizing that same youth demographic to its historic former frenzy. None had a record as wretched as Barrack Obama from which to fashion a campaign pitch. Ominously, none faced a youth cohort so disengaged, deceived, superficial, and susceptible to cultural atmospherics that it just might work.
President Obama’s designs on a second term depend on energizing the very Americans his policies have hurt the worst: young workers, students, and others who will soon enter the workforce. His pitch seems to be: “I’m not the stiff, white businessman in a suit. I’m cool. I dig gay marriage (recently). I want to give you free stuff. Rock stars love me.”
The message tickles the hot spots of a generation raised on feelings, trophies for participation, and the preeminence of nice intentions. It is reinforced by a palace guard media that sees and reports no evil. But if more of those young voters would do something as boring and grown up as look realistically at a spreadsheet of their life’s challenges and opportunities, they might not willingly cast themselves as fodder for a conservative Thomas Franks to ponder: “What’s the Matter With Young Voters?”
The spreadsheet is grim, starting with prospects for the first job out of school. The official unemployment rate of 8.2% grossly understates the 15% or more who’ve been squeezed from employment. It’s reported half of graduates are failing to find work, or landing in low paying positions unrelated to their degree. The fiscal situation is further stressed by the record loans and debt weighing down about 60% of graduates—more than actually have good jobs.
Obama can declare “Mission Partially Accomplished” on a piece of his fundamental American transformation: Young adult living options are looking more European all the time, as scared fledglings flutter back to the security of the nest. That might account for Obamacare’s mandate that insurers cover children in family plans for several years longer: 26 is the new 18.
Of course, it’s only fair that mom and dad and their employer toss a little back to junior. He’s on the short end of the greatest, most perverse intergenerational wealth transfer in human history. Medicare and Social Security demonstrate government gets everything wrong. Those civically sacred entitlements play reverse Robin Hood, tapping deep into the earnings of the statistically poorest workers, the young, for the benefit of the statistically wealthiest Americans, households over 60.
Obama doesn’t just maintain this system. He blasts anyone who dares notice that bleeding fewer and fewer young workers to support more and more retirees is unsustainable. For proposing incremental entitlement reforms to restore fiscal stability and ease the surging burden on the young, Congressman Paul Ryan earned the presidential sobriquet “Social Darwinist.” It’s as if Ryan proposed something harsh like establishing utilization panels to decide which seniors deserve expensive treatment for serious health problems. But that would be extreme.
If you’re under 35 and reading this article, I wish you’d stop already and get back to work. The national debt will pile up about $3.5 billion more today. I’m getting nervous about my Social Security. Chop chop.
And don’t forget to volunteer and spread the word for the coolest president in history! Did you catch him on the Daily show?!

Obama has only himself to blame for the dismal economy! ^

It may come as a surprise to Obama, but he cannot argue with the numbers. Whatever the merits of unemployment benefits, food stamps, road repairs, bailouts of state and local governments, and giveaways to green energy companies, these policies do not amount to an economic strategy.

In 2010, voters took the meat-ax to Obama's party, largely because of economic concerns. But the voters were not ignorant of how or when the recession began. According to exit polls, only 24 percent of voters blamed Obama for the economic crisis, which occurred before he had even taken office. Much larger numbers blamed either Wall Street or George W. Bush.

The electorate rejected Democrats anyway in 2010, as Obama acknowledged in his famous "shellacking" speech, because people were impatient with the pace of the economic recovery. Obama has now had an additional year and a half at the nation's political helm, and nothing has changed since he delivered that speech -- including the already-failed solutions he continues to propose and implement. The problem remains massive, and Obama has given Americans no confidence whatsoever in his ability to solve it. This, and not some insubstantial gaffe or out-of-context quote, is the real reason Obama is in danger of losing in November.

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Obama: Letting People Keep Their Own Money Is a "Giveaway" from the Government

ATR ^ | 2012-07-27 | Ryan Ellis

On Wednesday, President Obama argued that not raising taxes on certain households amounts to a "giveaway" from the government.

On Thursday, White House spokesman Jay Carney repeated and defended the term "giveaway."
Chalk it up as another example of a "You didn't build that" worldview.
During the Thursday press briefing, ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper asked Carney why the White House uses the term "giveaway":

Jake Tapper: You used the word "giveaway", and President Obama, in his statement yesterday, used the word "giveaway," referring to the extension of the lower Bush tax cut rates for I guess the top 1 or 2 percent of the country -- people making over $200,000 a year, or couples making $250,000. What do you say to a small business owner who says, that's not a giveaway, that's my money, and by the way, I'm going to need some of that money in order to help pay the health care of individuals that I'm now mandated to do? It's not giving anything away, it's allowing me to keep my money.
Carney repeatedly defended the term and then pivoted to misleading talking points about small businesses:
Carney: "97 percent of people who file -- small businesses that file taxes under the individual tax code will receive this tax cut."
Reality: Only in Washington is preventing a tax increase from happening considered a "tax cut." If your tax rate and tax burden is the same next year as it is this year, you didn't get a tax cut. You simply didn't have your taxes raised.
The White House is correct that most people with small business income make less than $200,000 per year. But the majority of small employer profits do face taxation in the tax brackets President Obama wants to raise. These businesses employ a majority of all workers in the small business sector. Finally, 3 percent of small businesses is still 1 million small businesses all across America (i.e., the job-creating and successful ones) facing higher marginal income tax rates.

Carney: "The President believes that small businesses are so important that he has dedicated a lot of energy and focus on providing tax credits and tax incentives and tax cuts to small businesses throughout his three and a half years in office."
Reality: Really? Do most job-creating small employers think that the Obama Administration has been a boon for them? It's true that Obama didn't shrink the small business "Section 179" expensing levels he inherited, but that's hardly a tax cut for small business. He also put in place a small employer health credit that is so complicated, no one is actually using it.

At the same time, the Obama Administration is urging a hike in the marginal tax rate on 1 million small businesses. These businesses earn the majority of small employer profits, and employ the overwhelming majority of Americans working for a small business.

Then there's Obamacare. There are 20 new or higher taxes in that law, totaling $1 trillion in net tax hikes. One was repealed already--onerous reporting requirements on small business (Carney is likely claiming credit for that, too). But there's still the employer mandate, the tax hike on small medical device manufactuers, the tanning tax (all of those businesses are small), and the increase in the Medicare payroll tax rate (which many small business owners pay on every penny of earnings). Most small business owners would prefer that President Obama stop "helping" them, in fact.

This is just another example of how President Obama's White House believes that small business owners "didn't build that," and how the government letting small employers keep their own money is a "giveaway."

The full transcript of Carney's press briefing can be found here.
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Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging! “Obama’s greatest success was actually his greatest failure”!

The Daily Caller ^ | July 29,2012 | David Martosko

At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears.

In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him to hold off each time, according to the book.
Miniter, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, cites an unnamed source with Joint Special Operations Command who had direct knowledge of the operation and its planning.
Obama administration officials also said after the raid that the president had delayed giving the order to kill the arch-terrorist the day before the operation was carried out, in what turned out to be his fourth moment of indecision. At the time, the White House blamed the delay on unfavorable weather conditions near bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

But when Miniter obtained that day’s weather reports from the U.S. Air Force Combat Meteorological Center, he said, they showed ideal conditions for the SEALs to carry out their orders.
“President Obama’s greatest success was actually his greatest failure,” Miniter told The Daily Caller Friday. ”Leading From Behind,“ he said, traces the arc of six key Obama administration decisions, and shows how the president made them — and, often, failed to make them.
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Americans unenthusiastic about Obama campaign priorities (Jobs, Corruption most important)

Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2012 | Byron York

In a new Gallup poll, Americans rank President Obama’s campaign goals low on the list of priorities the next president should pursue in office.

In the poll, Gallup listed a dozen policy goals and asked, “How important a priority should each of the following issues be for the next president — extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not that important?” The issues, which Gallup researchers listed in random order, were: Improving the nation’s public schools; Reducing the federal budget deficit; Dealing with environmental concerns such as global warming; Creating good jobs; Overcoming political gridlock in Washington; Ensuring the long-term stability of Social Security and Medicare; Reducing corruption in the federal government; Increasing taxes on wealthy Americans; Making college education available and affordable; Dealing with terrorism and other international threats; Setting high moral standards for the nation; and Making health care available and affordable.
The top priority for the largest number of Americans was creating good jobs, which was named extremely important or very important by 92 percent of respondents. The next? Reducing corruption in the federal government, which was called extremely or very important by 87 percent. The third most important issue was reducing the federal budget deficit, at 86 percent.
What issues fell farther down on the scale of importance? President Obama’s top domestic agenda item, increasing taxes on wealthy Americans, came in at the bottom of the list, called extremely or very important by just 49 percent of those polled by Gallup. Dealing with environmental concerns such as global warming was next-to-last, at 52 percent. Making college education available and affordable, a priority Obama often stresses is stump speeches, was third-to-last, at 69 percent. And making healthcare available and affordable was fifth-to-last, at 74 percent.
The point is not that any of the goals listed by Gallup is insignificant. The point is that Americans prioritize what they want their political leaders to do, and right now, the things that are on top of the voters’ list — creating jobs, reducing corruption, and cutting the deficit — are issues that Mitt Romney and Republicans in Congress have been stressing every day. And the goals the president has been stressing are simply not at the top of voters’ concerns.

Liz Cheney Splits With Father on Palin Remarks: ‘More Qualified Than Obama and Biden Combined’

The Blaze ^ | July 29, 2012 | Erica Ritz

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC‘s Jonathan Karl Sunday that Senator John McCain’s decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake,” and one that Mitt Romney can’t repeat.

“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake,” Cheney explained.

But now, Liz Cheney– who many respect as a conservative mind independent of her father’s former position– has amicably announced that she disagrees with her father’s position.

“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP,” Liz Cheney wrote.

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Sen. Kerry Admits 'Unthinkable': Obama Could Lose

Newsmax ^ | JULY 29, 2012 | Newsmax

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sent out an urgent fundraising email Sunday urging Democrats to pony up their cash or face the "unthinkable" — an Obama loss come November.
In his e-solicitation for the Democratic Senatorial Committee, Kerry noted that just 100 days remain until election day, adding, "You don’t want to wake up after the election to President Romney, a Republican Senate and nothing but 'what ifs.'”
In 2004, Kerry lost in his presidential race to George W. Bush in a squeaker race.
Kerry continued:
"But it’s as possible as it is unthinkable. President Obama actually trailed in the latest NYT/CBS poll. 'Must win' Senate races are tied. Armed with the largest war chest in history, Rove’s sleazy attacks could swing the nation’s balance of power radically to the right."
Kerry urged Democrats to make a donation of $5 or more to stop "Rove's money machine" and help elect Obama and "progressive candidates."
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In Case You Missed It

A new poll shows that 83% of Americans support the work requirement for welfare that President Obama just gutted. In other news, Obama's popularity just rose 83% among welfare recipients.

Nancy Pelosi advised her fellow Democrats, "I'm not encouraging members to go to the convention." Apparently, neither is Obama's job performance.

In a recent radio interview, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said "nobody's success can be credited just to themselves." Any failures, however - that was all just Bush, right?

A group of California cities is studying whether to track drivers by GPS and tax them on the number of miles they drive. I'm guessing most of the mileage will be one way - out of the state.

In a fundraising email, President Obama noted that in 2008, "I had significantly fewer gray hairs than I do today." As did most everyone who's watched you handle the economy.

During a recent press conference, House Speaker John Boehner said that when it comes to jobs, "this White House has checked out." And like most out-of-control celebrities, he trashed the room first.

Senate Democrats announced that they're pushing for a HUGE raise in the death tax next year. Guess they figure it'll make a nice bookend to Obamacare taxing you just for being alive.

A new report shows sales of pro-Obama merchandise have dropped drastically since 2008. Pity his presidency didn't have the same effect on unemployment, gas prices, and foreclosures.

An Obama 2012 ad aimed at rural America features the line "we can succeed here just like we can in the big city." So... he wants to limit milk to 16 oz. glasses?

Democrat Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said that Congress ought to look at imposing a federal tax on soda pop. Sure. Then when sales plummet, a penalty for people who don't buy it.

The Obama administration's new plan to grant temporary work permits to illegals may cost more than $585 million and require hiring hundreds of new federal employees. See? It's not amnesty, it's a jobs program.

Discussing his economic policies at a fundraiser in Oakland, California, President Obama told supporters that "we tried our plan - and it worked." So... he wrecked the economy on purpose?

Due to the added burden of new EPA regulations, two Pennsylvania coal companies announced they're laying off 225 employees. Well, they can always get jobs with solar companies as bankruptcy lawyers.

In California, TSA workers are now expanding out of airports and into train stations and bus terminals. Well, thank goodness. About time someone made a serious effort to get the wheelchair-granny menace under control.

Speaking in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden told the crowd, "I wish my kids would become wealthy." Don't tell Obama, but I think that's Joe's way of saying he's voting Republican this year.

The New York Times posted another huge loss this quarter. Hope they stay afloat. What a terrible world it'd be without them - all those untrained puppies.

-- Fred Thompson

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Car dealers fear Obama fuel standards will make new vehicles unaffordable

fox news ^ | 7/30/2012 | fox news

The White House is expected to OK federal standards in the next few weeks that will nearly double vehicle gas mileage for vehicles by 2025, as automotive dealers warn the changes could slam the recovering retail car industry because they will come with sticker prices that will keep buyers off their lots.

The recommendations call for “fleet wide” gas mileage of 54.4 miles a gallon by 2015 -- essentially the average gas mileage for cars, trucks, vans and all other vehicles in a model year.

The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted their proposed 2017-2025 fuel-efficiency recommendations in mid-July to the administration’s Office of Management and Budget.

“Dealers support fuel economy increases,” Bailey Wood, a National Automobile Dealers Association spokesman told Saturday. “But if dealers cannot put vehicles on the road, we cannot reduce greenhouse gases or our dependence of foreign oil.”

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