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America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST by backhoe

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date.

Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts:

-Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research--

-Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--

There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four ( more likely eight, since 95% of the news & entertainment media are in his pocket ) years of a typical corrupt Chicago Political Machine Politician trying to jerk the whole country in one direction and then the next.

You've all heard the saying,

”People get the kind of government they want...
...and deserve?”

Well, America, you are about to “get it, good & hard...”

Don't say you weren't warned- we tried to tell you...

We did everything we could, and our state went for the Old Guy & the Naughty Librarian, but too many other voters were made stupid by the TV and public schools for it to matter.

We're in a Hell of a mess, and the worst thing is, "we"- the collective we, not you & I-- got us here.

Is Obama really the Abyss...

staring back at us?

I like to make points with humorous graphics- this one sums it up as well as any:


Then, in a nutshell, "everything I see going bad with all this hopi- changi- stuff The One is peddling-- forced labor, censorship, spin, and pure mean-spirited rudness:

Email of the day

Atlas readers rock! I am blown away by the overwhelming response to this post  (and this one) to get involved to take back our country from the Soros, socialists, and the self proclaimed messiah - oy. More than one email brought a tear to my eye but I wanted to share this one with you.

If this best represents who we are, what we want and where we are going, there is no way we can lose. Greatness is in the house. I am proud to count you as my friends. Prouder still to stand with you and fight this great fight.

I want to lead a county.

I was born in Cuba, and know the language of Communism, Obama speaks it well.  My grandfather's family had to flee Lebanon because of the Muslims to Cuba. We fled Cuba because of Castro.

This is the best country in the whole wide world.  I was a child when I left Cuba with the clothe on my back, we left my parent's sister and I, left behind everything. 

America is Worth fighting for and Freedom is worth defending.  I do not want my children to grow up in oppression, nor do I wish exile upon them.

Please allow me to help, again, Id like to lead a county.

My name is Ingrid and Im in Miami, in Miami Dade County

May the Light always shine upon America,


UPDATE: In case there was any doubt as to what the victorious zombies have in mind. Check out this comment (left in the comment section) . Can you say rude awakening?

You people are pathetic!

Your racist fear mongering will not go unchallenged!  Soon we will shut down your hate spewing web sites.  We will confiscate your firearms.  In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways.  We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice.  We will have a new American Republic of justice and order for all!

You time is almost up!  Prepare for the dung heap of history!

It sounds insane (which it is) but I believe the writer is quite serious.

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"We will confiscate your firearms. In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways. We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice".....

Heh heh heh....I am sure you are serious, but that is funny!

Values of social Mao? Stalin? Lenin? Ho-chi Min? Pol Pot? Which of these butchers of social justice did you have in mind?"

That's the number of civilians that have been murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone.

Innocents Betrayed is a must see video produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms (scroll down to see links to view the Introduction to Innocents Betrayed)

Now consider Obama's 'civilian defense force' which he intends to fund and equip as well as our standing military coupled with his promise to revisit the second amendment (repeal concealed carry privilege) and then compound this injury with Ayers' inspired youth corps.

Learn from the Slicksters


Obamessiah has a new site up as President-elect soliciting ideas form the proletariat.
Let's hope it doesn't become the hub for the hate whitey and Jew boy Obamavomit that his last site was.

Surf the site. Take note. Keep your eye on the The Obama National Service Plan- the page is empty (how apropos) but that piques my interest.

President Obama To Bring Back Slavery

Just in case anyone think Mr. Obama is not serious about this, bear in mind that his new Chief of Staff wrote a book demanding this very thing: The Plan: Big Ideas for America: Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Reed: Books;sr=1-1

Don’t forget they want a Gestapo/KKK civilian force the size of the pentagon to keep everybody inline and things running smoothly.

“Suddenly, all mention of “required” has been disappeared. ”

SOME THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S mandatory volunteerism plan. Plus, reader Nancy Anne Potts writes:

Looks like the site is true to it's title - it changes!

During the time when I was looking at the blog you linked to concerned mandatory community service the page saying "require community service" changed to goal for community service. The new wording is:

"..... Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free."

I found the the cached page on Google it has the original "required" wording.

Looks like they caught their "mistake". Now will the real plan please step forward -- goal or required. (Although the way government sets goals, they often wind up looking like requirements so maybe the two aren't all that different.)

Ugh! I see card check made the economy page too. He may be the president elect but I don't have to like his plans!

Not until the second term. Then that will be made mandatory, too . . . .

Meanwhile, Robert Bidinotto comments: "Anyone recall what the Soviets used to do to history books?" The Obama folks have a history of airbrushing.

IF YOU VOTED FOR MCCAIN, you're a racist. Just in case nobody had bothered to tell you.

President-Elect D’oh-bama’s Gaffe #1: Sorry, Nancy

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 7, 2008 07:30 PM

And so it begins.

Or rather, continues.

President-elect D’oh-bama apologizes (vid here in case you missed it):

More of the incessant symbolism bullshit from teh Obama Campaign


I believe the idea is to give the impression he’s already on the job. It strikes me as bad advice and an ego that knows no limits

President-Elect Douchebag Mocks Nancy Reagan


Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...
Gag alert:

President-elect Barack Obama's First Press Conference - Complete Video 11/7/08

Obama Mocks Nancy Reagan in 1st Press Conference

It's  classless to mock a frail, elderly woman. (Note he was not kind in his revelation about his own "typical white person" grandmother, either.)

It's even worse to mock the widow of a great former president. Whatever you think of her, she deserves respect.

Especially classless was mocking Nancy Reagan on stage, before hundreds of reporters and television cameras, knowing the "joke" would be heard by millions. This wasn't some private remark that got picked up by a live mike.

What the hell is the “Office of the President-Elect?”

In Fort Worth, Obama's election prompts run on guns and ammunition

Get 'em while you can-- from my files:

Sitting in committee, just waiting for The One:

H.R. 1022: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

On Concerns Over Gun Control, Gun Sales Are Up

From "", the official transition website. Agenda tab and then select "urban policy" and go down to "Crime Control".

Address Gun Violence in Cities:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

There will be no one left to protect you
Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies...

VIDEO of Obama calling for a Secret Police Force: CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE??

QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT civilian national security force.

“Just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well funded.” So the astute observer and deep thinker might reflect for a minute and be compelled to pose several questions (although the MSM won’t)...


Kindly note the quote, from our new First Lady, err, female black Bigot...

Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)


Michelle Malkin: New national anthem: "My president is black"


Is Obama "Your President"?

Friday, November 07, 2008 3:01:30 PM · 57 of 180
backhoe to brownsfan
Hmmmm... this one is very difficult. I was in the military, and we were taught we salute the uniform, not the man. So I respect the office, not the man. However, I am adopting a wait and see. If Obama governs as if he cares about America, even if we disagree, I can accept that. If Obama governs as I expect, like a Manchurian candidate who is bent on America’s deconstruction, that is when he will disqualify himself as being my president.

Liberal activists have long legislative wish list

National Organization for Women. "Since 1994, we've been losing over and over on legislation related to equality and fair treatment for women."
The gay-rights movement also campaigned vigorously for Obama.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America want Obama and Congress to move aggressively...
An array of other advocacy groups are stepping forward with their priorities for the new Congress.

Guess Who's Getting the Nuclear Football in January?

BO is doing away with our nukes, the officer assigned to carry the nuclear football will instead be carrying the teleprompter.

Angelou: Now I Won't Have To Apologize For My Country When Abroad

Democratic RevolutionWith all that being said, we are looking at potentially 9.2 million fraudulent votes...
This wasn't an election. It was peaceful Socialist revolution. Perhaps we should refer to President Obama as "His Fraudulency". But not too loudly...
- Hugh Farnham

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

Yes we can--draft your @ss

You know, I warn, and I warn, and I warn, and I warn, but nobody listens.

OMG you won't believe what is written on Obama's new website: "America Serves"

Democrats talk of a ‘permanent progressive majority’

Libs Suddenly Find Themselves Defending the Flag It wasn't that long ago that the American Left was burning and crapping on the flag.
Suddenly, all of that has changed.

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

 From my files- note the date:

Bend over, America:

Paid for with 'everybody else's' money...

1,152 posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008

Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

And folks should be sure to check out this thread....

Obama’s Chief of Staff Pick Took Campaign Contributions from Wall Street

And check out the info at

I hope someone sends these Emanuel links off to Limbaugh.


The Coup: a position paper

Cut Obama some slack, wait and listen

President Bush could not even claim his victory for weeks in the 2000 elections because of democRAT attempts to steal the election.

He has been insulted and degraded like no other president in memory.

I, for one, will not cut this poser or his comrades ANY slack...

Obama-Supporting Teacher Bullies Student (video)

"White guilt gave us black Jesus"


Required re-education: Reagan's 1964 speech to the Republican Convention

I’ve already ordered my ‘Don’t Blame Me I Voted For Ron Paul’ bumper sticker. I’ll probably get a ‘Sarah-cuda’ one as well.

After the appropriate time has passed ( after Duh1 takes office and starts clowning around... ) I'm going to make this:

"Don't blame Me
I voted for Sarah"

Possibilities I'm entertaining in the interim?

"Where's mah Free Gas?"

"I want my mortgage paid!"

The new battle line?

choice versus control.


Mike Gallagher: Mourning In America

Change... Obama Announces Creation Of His Marxist Youth Corps (Heil Comrade Obama!)


Stores say gun-control fears spur firearms sales Well, duh!

I tried for months to wake people up- now, they will get "the kind of government they want, and deserve..."

Of course, we don't deserve it, but when just enough voters have been made stupid by the TV and public "education," what can you expect?

I dug in to the grocery money ( neither of us have a job... ) and renewed my membership in the NRA, GOA, and the Second Amendment Foundation. If we'd had more to spare, I'd have rejoined JPFO and the Second Amendment Sisters, too.

Keep these handy...

Gun Facts v4.2!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v4.2 download page!


Barack Obama: The Kingfish Reborn

Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush

Coal stocks plummet. Average 15%, many over 30% since Tuesday Gee, wonder why?

Kate, this is important and you should listen to it. It's about Obama's cult of personality and it is short.

From the blogs- and, always, read the Anchoress:

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate - UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.

I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about “left” and “right.” I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these words are limiting and off-putting. I am determined, with the merciful conclusion of this abusively long election season, to work diligently at spending less time entertaining these distinctions. But for today, I think it is only fair to note a very important and glaring difference between “left and right” - and in so doing - consider how we may, finally, stop needing to indulge in what is tedious.

Victor Davis Hanson
says Let’s not imitate the left in our opposition. I agree.

It has been wonderful - really beyond wonderful - to consider how differently most of the right has reacted to their defeat than the left did in 2000 and 2004. In the two previous elections, the left responded by calling the other half of the country “stupid,” “morons,” and “Nazis” - Jane Smiley called them “unteachably ignorant” - they indulged in high drama, sniffling “apologies” to the globe, and denunciations of their fellow countrymen as “lying between repugnant and reptile in the dictionary.”

And oh, yeah (eyeroll) George W. Bush was not “their” president.

While you’ll see a few disgruntled extremists on the right say foolish, even ignorant things - and many throwing daggers at the sickening double-standards of the press - they’re not indulging in that sort of dehumanizing (and very adolescent) hate of their fellow countrymen or the president-elect. The reports they’re filing read very differently than those following the Bush wins. They read as grown-up, tolerant, open-minded discourses, not tantrums. There is a willingness to be hopeful, even in defeat.

And there is a determined respectfulness being offered to the winners - people who could not manage maturity and respectfulness in their defeat and who, sadly, are not always managing it in their victory, either.

I’m hopeful that the left - if it takes the time to actually condescend to notice how well it is being treated by the vanquished - might consider that self-indulgent defamation is the lesser way; that such a consideration may inspire introspection, and perhaps the smallest bit of regret for some of their appalling excesses toward the right and toward the American President who did not return hate in-kind.

I’m hopeful. I’m an optimist. I KNOW that the folks on the right - for all of their faults, and both sides certainly have faults - want America to be successful and strong and exceptional and free. I’m hopeful that hugely empowered left will discover that - beyond the feel-goodism of “free social programs” which are never free -they actually, really do want all of those things, too. That they’ll look back on the last 8 years and realize, finally, that their enemy was never George W. Bush. Bush, the guy who never dehumanized them, was only trying serve those corny ideals.

And then, miraculously, we may actually have unity.

Some similar thinking from my girl crush, Donna Brazile:

“The one mistake that we continue to make is that we label people. We say you’re conservatives, liberal, progressive, right wing, left wing. I think people just want to spend one day being Americans. They want to come together around a common purpose, common values.”

I wondered the other day if the catharsis of this election might open up “a vein of generosity” (or at least decency) from the left as concerns President Bush. I have not seen it yet, but I’m going to be optimistic and keep looking.

But maybe it’s enough just to see a little appreciation from the right, to start. Like this, for instance:

I link, therefore, I Err has a little mini-round-up of appreciation for George W. Bush. You’ll want to read it all.

From Alppuccino at Protein Wisdom:

At 10:40, President Bush will keep his streak alive by telling everyone how much he loves America. Just as he always has. And he’ll show everyone how much he loves America by preparing Obama as best he can for the next 4 years.

Read it all; it’s doubtful that Obama’s team will come into the White House finding O’s missing from their keyboards, any rude messages greeting them. And that is how it should be in America, a respectful transition.

Michael Gerson:

Many liberals refuse to concede Bush’s humanity, much less his achievements.

But that humanity is precisely what I will remember. I have seen President Bush show more loyalty than he has been given, more generosity than he has received. I have seen his buoyancy under the weight of malice and his forgiveness of faithless friends. Again and again, I have seen the natural tug of his pride swiftly overcome by a deeper decency — a decency that is privately engaging and publicly consequential.

[In 2005]…the White House senior staff overwhelmingly opposed a new initiative to fight malaria in Africa for reasons of cost and ideology…In the crucial policy meeting, one person supported it: the president of the United States, shutting off debate with a moral certitude that others have criticized. I saw how this moral framework led him to an immediate identification with the dying African child, the Chinese dissident, the Sudanese former slave, the Burmese women’s advocate. It is one reason I will never be cynical about government — or about President Bush.

Jeffery Scott Shapiro:

[The treatment of President Bush] from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have…Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

Until we fix, within ourselves, our enthrallment with hate for others, simply because they hold differing views, we’ll never pull it together. In 2006 we watched a right-wing blogger be called less than human by a left-wing reader. We’ve seen President Bush being referred to as “the chimp” and “the monkey” by the wits who insisted that ideology trumped having a decent respect for another’s humanity. I wrote about that a little here:

Thus, George W. Bush is “Chimpy McHitler.” Hillary Clinton is “a pig in a pantsuit.” Barack Obama is “O-Bambi.” Cindy McCain, who has exhibited some courage and laudable compassion in her life, is reduced to a “pill-popping beer-frau,” and so forth. From there it is smooth sailing down an ever-descending river of hatred, until we are incapable of seeing anything good in the “other,” both because we have willfully hardened our hearts, and because our hate — especially when it is supported by a group of like minds — feels safe and inviolable.

With that in mind, you’ll want to read this excellent piece over at Conversion Diary, wherein Jenifer ponders pictures from a Nazi-era photo album and wonders, how such common-variety people managed to support and enable such profound evil.

One thing that stands out in all these examples is that the victims of the widespread evil were categorized as something less than human…not only that innocent people were killed or enslaved, but that their humanity was taken away by the societies around them…So here is the advice I would offer to my children, and to my children’s children:

Every decade or so, take a look around the society in which you live, and ask yourself if there is any group of human beings who are seen as something less than human. A big tipoff is if dehumanizing words — terms other than “man,” “woman,” “child,” “baby,” or “person” — are used to describe any category of people.

And if you ever see that going on, you might be in the midst of something gravely evil.

Dehumanizing people begins with baby-steps like name-calling, or the sort of intellectual dishonesty that delights in deliberately twisting the meaning of others in negative and misrepresentative ways. Those are the little gateways to the great evils that come once you’ve managed to thoroughly de-humanize others.

We’ve had 8 years - I’d say 12, really - of people demonizing and dehumanizing others, from both sides, and it is not getting us anyplace good. I believe that the response of most of the right to Obama’s victory is a step toward changing that. But the left has to do their part, too.

Pope Benedict XVI said, “those who hope live differently.” The election of Barack Obama was borne on this word, “Hope.”

If the people who voted for “hope” were sincere, then let them begin, today, to embrace it - and to live differently - without the kneejerk move to hate “the other side.” The right, responding levelly to their defeat, has offered the opening. Will the left take it?

UPDATE: Seems some will. Here is mostly accurate, and apprecited praise from a surprising quarter:

Would America have elected Barack Obama if white Americans had not gotten accustomed to seeing (in succession) two African-American Secretaries of State? I don’t think so. Before Bush, African-Americans were appointed to some good posts but not to our #1 foreign policy job. Two African Americans (one with a pretty odd first name) served as America’s face to the world. That eased Obama’s way. It is not Tiger Woods in whose footsteps Obama is walking — it’s Rice and Powell….Fact is, “W” never gave any evidence of holding racist attitudes…even just the slur the occasionally slips out of the mouth of even our most liberal leaders.

Same with Arabs and Muslims…Bush, after 9/11, never resorted to anti-Arab or Muslim stereotypes. He drew distinctions between terrorists and Arabs…Had he not done these things, Arabs and Muslims might have experienced not just hate crimes but pogroms.

Meanwhile, from Grand Rants:

Here is a man who is regularly compared to Hitler in casual conversation in Leftist circles high and low. His honor has been regularly impugned, his intelligence (or, as the press loves to put it, his “intellectual curiousity”) constantly demeaned, his verbal stumblings consistently mocked, and his accomplishments in office discounted or ignored. He is a man who kept his head down and did his job, despite the slings and arrows hurled at him by fortune made all the more outrageous by nearly the entire Democratic party.

I for one, would like to say thank you to Pres. Bush. For keeping us safe. For watching out for us. For persevering in spite of all the spite. I believe history will ultimately judge you as one of America’s best presidents, and I believe you deserve that judgement.

H/T to Opinionated Catholic, who writes:

The throwing under the bus of the President by even his friends and indeed the base has been shocking to me. Many groups will find out soon enough how they took Bush’s support and advocacy for them for granted, Catholics, especially.

Meanwhile, Jules Crittenden is beginning to enjoy Omerica, Quin Hillyer is saying America is over, kaput, finished, Evan Thomas suddenly finds Obama “slightly creepy” and when you refuse to release medical records, and the press doesn’t care…conjecture begins about your mental health.

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Forty-Fourth President, Twelfth Imam

by Baron Bodissey

O-Man’s Fibonacci spiral haloThe election results were long expected, but now that the day has arrived it’s quite a letdown, anyway. Reading about the joy expressed by Hamas and Syria and Italy and Indonesia… contemplating Obama’s Secretary of State, or (God help us) Defense… Thinking about the USA becoming just like Sweden, only with a real army, and aircraft carriers, and nukes… First Lady Michelle…

It’s all too depressing.

So, as is my habit in such circumstances, instead of writing a post this evening or doing something else useful, I created yet another iconic image of The One. After looking around at some of his existing halos, I decided to make one myself. A man can’t have too many halos, right?

And then I pondered the phenomenon of halos appearing behind the heads of great national leaders, men who are born into modest Muslim circumstances, but in time become presidents of large countries that have nuclear weapons. It made me think of…
- - - - - - - - -
Mad Jad’s HaloMahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ol’ Mad Jad got his halo when he went to visit the UN a couple of years ago. It appeared behind his head while he was speaking. Not only that, his audience was held in such rapt attention by his words that they were unable to blink for thirty minutes. We know all this is true because he told us so.

I wonder how many other resemblances there are between him and Barack Hussein Obama.

Ahmadinejad sees himself as preparing the way for the Twelfth Imam, as a sort of satanic John the Baptist for the man who is prophesied to return and usher in the apocalypse preceding the establishment of the permanent reign of Islam over the entire world.

And Obama’s got a bigger halo.

Does that mean…? Nah — it couldn’t be… But still… It makes me wonder…

What if the One were also the Twelfth?

Note to the literal-minded: this post is for fun, not to be taken seriously. Given the circumstances, it’s the only fun I’m likely to have for quite a while.

Read further...

Saul Alinsky Takes the White House My wife just got an e-mail from the head of HR saying that the post-election Obama jokes have to stop, especially if there is any hint that it might be related to racism. No notice before the election. And it was OK to get anti-Bush e-mails for 8 years. Oh yeah, she works for a bank that is hoping for a piece of the bailout action...

FReepers: we need you now more than ever. Don't go!

I’m not leaving as long as the Good Lord’s willing and the Creeks don’t rise.

Have no fear- The One will halt the rising creeks, heal the planet, and make the French love us again ( Oh, gag me! )...

Well, I’m not going anywhere as long as I have a voice.

We may have to go back to Xerox machines and small presses distributing handbills, but I’ll be damned if I let my country slip in to “That Good Night” without a fight.

I’m the one who dubbed Clinton “Little Big Fraud,” so I’ll have to work on something for The One.

We may have to set up a “Free Republic in Exile” like Degaulle did when the Nazis overran France, but we’ll manage.

It does distress me that so many people were suckered by a typical Chicago Machine empty suit, but he had 95% of both the press and entertainment arms of The Media Hive trying to get him elected, and covering up for him, so it’s not surprising.

Carry on.

Some realistic things to expect early in the Obama Administration

I work in Chicago. I deal with a great many attorneys in my job, many of whom are staunch Dims and breathless Obambi supporters; some were even active in his campaign. More than one told me that at or near the top of Obambi’s agenda is a new Hate Crimes bill, with a wide expansion of what will be considered a hate crime

Didn't you notice that Obama is a conservative?  "Obama is, in his own words, something of a Rorschach test. In his latest book, The Audacity of Hope, he writes, 'I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.' "

Being an American is much more than being "cool"

Obama Bought The Presidency

Another Painful Lesson For The GOP

That’s what happens when you run a true left wing liberal against a liberal lite. The real one wins.

Remember, that's my theory why we went down to defeat in 2006...

I said something along the lines of,

"I've read all the theories why we lost so badly, and I still say this: Once elected, the Republicans taxed & spent & regulated like a bunch of Democrats- no wonder the voters decided to try The Real Thing!"



Here it comes, you bitter clingers:

Obama Victory Means ‘Stronger Support for Sensible Gun Laws’ ...why there is a new army command for domestic unrest...

Obama Pushes Abortion on Day One With Emanuel Pick Pro-Abortion, ANTI-gun zealot. He helped write the first AWB, and is going to help push the 2nd PERMANENT AWB.

Five Years to destabilize a nation. Yuri Bezmenov Explains Soviet Strategy for Subversion

Beware of the "manufactured crisis"

 The parasites are now in full control. The host taxpayer will be expected to work even harder just to stay even. This is a way of breaking the country. The Muslims are dancing in the streets as middle east money just bought the US presidency for a clown without a clue.

Much Of Arab World Rejoices Over Obama Election

Barack Obama, Mr. Hope-n-Change

But just remember- any critique, opposition, or naysaying?

This, is where we are going:

No, I'm not kidding.

I wish I were- the lights are going out, all across America.

Is There Nothing That Obama Can't Do?

The healing begins!

Your sickening unAmerican traitorous, racist, money-grubbing, torturing, hateful ideology got struck a death blow and you and your fellow jackal-blowhards are left writhing on the floor, gasping for breath as the final death tremors subside and your bodies stiffen into rigour mortis.

We heart4848.gif you too!


Posted by Kate at 12:30 PM | Comments (56) "It will be painful, but this election is good news. The only true cure for socialism is to actually get it; the US is about to get a big fat dose of cure for what ails them."

Final Thoughts Final Post

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:23:30 PM · 7 of 8
backhoe to Pagan Power
Well, after the 2006 debacle, I wrote this:

Call it a Twilight of the Gods moment
( "In the twilight of the gods, the twilight men will appear..."
Otto Basil, circa 1968 )
...but until further notice, I am suspending updates specific to this post.
I will continue to update this:
with "everything you need to be aware of."
But I'm just burned, and bummed out. The elections. The sellout of Israel. The Moonbats. The Stupid Party. The Evil Party.

Then again, after yesterday there's this:

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

You know there were warning signs...

I kept telling people when Bill Clinton slithered in to office, and clung to it, despite all the scandals, and Impeachment itself-- “He's just a symptom. Like a fever is of a disease- there's something wrong with America.”

Like Popular Culture- look at the magazines-- I call it “thugs & jugs,” or “which Pop Tart is popping out whose baby this week?”

Or Katrina- ever seen so many people milling around with their hands out, when they should have been helping themselves?

We did it to ourselves, and The New, Improved Black Jesus is merely a symptom.

All civilizations have a shelf life- once enough citizens figure out that by electing the “right” representatives, they can use the power of the government to pick the pockets of others,'s all over, except for the details.

Well, we're in the “details,” now.

Meanwhile, I have to figure out what Miss Emily and I do with what's left of our lives, and bush hog her Mom's old place in the country, because City Life isn't going to be worth living from here on out.

I'll catch you all later...


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Michelle Obama's Patient-Dumping Scheme

Change We Can Believe in? (Scary Barf Alert)

Obama will sign spending bill despite earmarks (More Obama Double-Talking Jive)


America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
Click the picture:


RNC: We Need "Bling" to Pull in "One-Armed Midgets"

Tell me this is satire, or a parody.

Got to be... nobody, not even a Republican, could be that damn fool stupid.

Sorry, but it is not. Steele has been making it his “mission” to employ a “hip hop Republican” strategy. Sad but true. And it needs to be stopped.

I was afraid of that.

To quote myself:

"All across America
the lights are going out

We shall not see them relit
in our lifetime..."

This week’s CPAC convention was somewhat of a rebellion for conservatives…. save one little detail. Except for Palin and Jindal, the names offered up in the straw poll for GOP nominees in 2012 are a potpourri of the same ol’ same ol’ recycled pols.

Personally I thought their pick of Romney was an extreme disappointment when you weigh his two notable deeds vs his “words”. (i.e. the blocking the Martha Vineyards’ wind farm in an unholy alliance with Kennedy, and his implementation of what’s proving to be his failed state health care in MA as Governor).

The straw poll results are also an indication that the faith in both Jindal and Palin are not quite “there”… But that’s okay. Both have time in their gubernatorial gigs to prove their ability to cut the conservative mustard.

The dichotomy to me is this: Rush was the big hit with one phenomenal speech. (available in it’s entirety via Curt’s post)

Mata Musing: Don’t want to YouTube it? Here’s Rush’s transcript

So why the disconnect between the enthusiastic support for traditional social, fiscal and economic conservatism that Rush adeptly defined, and then picking Romney? A man who, by his record, demonstrates he caves on those values as easily as Sen. Snowe, Specter and Collins?

One of two things is obvious up front. Either Rush should have spoken *before* the CPAC vote, or the excited CPAC attendees need to learn more about the handsome former MA governor.

Then again, there is a more probable third option. The new mouthpiece for conservatives has not yet emerged - or proven themselves - on the public front in today’s hot button issue era.

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He ( she ) gets it right- Rush was great, the tired ole Republican ( the Stupid Party ) Retreads are so last century...

U.S. Gun Trial Echoes in Drug-Torn Mexico (2nd Amendment Alert)

According to the Feds, the owner of this gun store should go to jail because some of the weapons he sold wound up in the hands of Mexican drug dealers -- even though the national data base approved the sale and he will be sued out of existence if he is deemed to be "profiling" -- refusing to sell guns to young Latinos, for instance.

If this weren’t a “War on FFL Holders”, they’d be going after the guys who bought the guns that ended up in Mexico. I read the “Story” and it is impossible to find what the man is actually accused of doing that was illegal.

'Tea Party' Protests Spread Nationwide; Will They Keep Growing Or Peter Out?

Conservative Grassroots Organizations Will Mark April 15, 2009 With Nationwide Tax Day Tea Parties

How the Liberal Press’s Bashing of Sarah Palin Legitimized the State Sovereignty Movement

No Bailout

Stop Rewarding Failure!

OBAMA: Are you LISTENING? (Denninger)

This is not about the economy, this is all about wealth distribution and social change. Obama and the Dems in charge could care less about the economy and our 401k’s.

They’re not stupid, so yelling at them louder doesn’t work. They’re evil; there’s a difference.


The Clintons made America their personal sandbox. The Obamas are making America their personal grab bag.

Doctor 'Doom' speaks, is anyone listening

I am not sure he is over pessimistic.

The only way OUT that I can see is with Obozo OUT!

Not before. He intends to destroy the U.S. to subject us to a Global Government.

It is an almost-declared War against the citizens of this nation.

Yemen: New Terror Camps as City Falls to Jihaddists

561 posted on 03/02/2009 12:25:18 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Obama Budget Contains More than $1.6 Trillion in Tax Increases... Possibly As Much As $2.2 Trillion

***((FoxNews said yesterday this carbon tax will add at least $1.27 to a gallon of gas.

*** But the real kicker is that it will increase our electric bills by more than 60 percent.
That means if your electric is about $100.00 pr month now, it will become $160.00 one day soon.

The coming cap-and-trade tax

Obama’s Scary Hoover-Style Tax Hikes

Courtesy Phil Kerpen

Obama plans to hit retired military with huge increase in annual healthcare premiums

Steele to Rush: I'm sorry "Steele no longer represents me. I quit the Republican Party this morning ..."

Rush Derangement Syndrome

A Few Words for Michael Steele (TRANSCRIPT/RUSH CALLS STEELE OUT!)

What Could Happen: The Collapse of Big Cities, Big Governments and Subsidies

Half of what you described is already the case.

Let’s see...the urban gutters already have:
- government interference/taxes/fees/restrictions reaching into every facet of life
- constant vandalism
- deadbeat dependents living on government checks
- extremely high violent crime rates
- high-rise apartment ghettos serving as headquarters for drug dealing thugs

The forked US tongue on 'Durban 2' (Obama selling out Israel behind our backs)

Report: Obama Offers to Scrap Missile Shield If Russia Cooperates on Iran

A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense.

The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:

Thanks so much for the Caucus4Priorities, for the great work you've been doing. As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus4Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.

First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.[i.e. not win it]

Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.

I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.

I will not weaponize space.

I will slow our development of future combat systems.

And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.

Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.

You know where I stand. I've fought for open, ethical and accountable government my entire public life. I don't switch positions or make promises that can't be kept. I don't posture on defense policy and I don't take money from federal lobbyists for powerful defense contractors. As president, my sole priority for defense spending will be protecting the American people. Thanks so much.

Article: Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs:


Video: Cavuto Slams Greenpeacefreak In Interview On Global Warming

562 posted on 03/02/2009 4:06:01 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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WHO ARE THE RUBES? Well, one of ‘em was Christopher Buckley.

Obama Popularity Plunges-- Down 22 Points in 40 Days

Obama Popularity Joins Stock Market In Free Fall

The stock market had its worst January since 1896 followed by its worst February since 1933 due largely to the historic spending and tax initiatives proposed by the Obama Administration.

President Obama is not doing any better.

Rasmussen Polling Shows Plunge: 30% to 8% on Strong Approval in Less Than 40 Days:

Special Guests reported that Barack Obama’s popularity ratings have plummetted according to the latest Rasmussen Poll.

The highly accurate poll subtracts the ‘strong dissapprovals’ from the ‘strong approvals’ to get their net approval rating.

The week Barack Obama was sworn in, the ‘Obama Approval Index’ his approval rate was a whopping 30%. By March 1 to a meager 8%. Considering he had 15% on February 27, this is a veritable freefall.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: “Does anyone really think Team Obama’s focus on Limbaugh reflects their success so far in office?”

I think it’s an effort to distract people from this chart of the Dow since the “stimulus” passed.

To their credit, it’s sort of working.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: “Does anyone really think Team Obama’s focus on Limbaugh reflects their success so far in office?”

I think it’s an effort to distract people from this chart of the Dow since the “stimulus” passed.

The Obama bear market?

ANOTHER “TEA PARTY” PROTEST I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Well, it’s viral.

Plus, more pictures from Cleveland.

OH, GOODY: U.S. rescue efforts may risk double-dip recession.

Plus, what’s the exit strategy? “‘Major industries have become dependent on federal assistance, and they will be followed by cities and states bearing mind-boggling requests,’ investor Warren Buffett wrote in his annual letter to shareholders. ‘Weaning these entities from the public teat will be a political challenge. They won’t leave willingly.’”

TEA PARTY CONSPIRACY THEORY: EPIC FAIL. The Playboy blog item that I debunked earlier has been taken down. So has a TPM Muckraker piece making similar claims. And it turns out that the story wasn’t true. This is no surprise to me, but it’s something of an embarrassment for those who fell for it.

The Tea Party bashers: Clueless, bitter, and wrapped in tinfoil

March 2, 2009 11:44 AM by Michelle Malkin105 Comments | 14 Trackbacks

OH, GOODY: U.S. rescue efforts may risk double-dip recession.

Plus, what’s the exit strategy? “‘Major industries have become dependent on federal assistance, and they will be followed by cities and states bearing mind-boggling requests,

UPDATE: Can you say “going John Galt?” Upper-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan.

Doug Bandow, who comments: “Now that’s going to help us get out of the recession! Punish hard-working professionals and convince them to cut back services for the rest of us...

Going Galt: Tax hikes have consequences

March 2, 2009 06:22 PM by Michelle Malkin72 Comments | 4 Trackbacks


"Yep, it’s happening. Several friends are shutting down to sustaining levels. Partly due to housing and the rest due to the tax hikes."

"Small businesses will lay off employees, and I hope the first to go are the ones that voted for bho. They wanted ‘hope and change’, well you got it."

"So how soon before Obama’s “civilian corps” (or whatver Orwellian term they come up with) is delegated with the task of MAKING sure people work to support his spending spree?"

I’m going to Glenn Beck’s national “We Surround Them” party on 13th March in Denver and will recruit for the Tea Party while there.
See where your state is holding a Beck Party

Obama’s Kenyan Family At White House

March 1st, 2009

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Proud family: US President Barack Obama greets members of his British and African-based family at the White House following his inauguration, including half-brother Abongo, far left, and stepmother Kezia, in yellow. (Click to enlarge)

From Bracknell (and Kenya) to Washington: First picture of Obama and his British stepmother inside the White House

By Kiran Randhawa
2nd March 2009

These are the first pictures of Barack Obama inside the White House with his British stepmother.

Taken the day he was sworn in as President, they show him giving Kezia Obama and the rest of his extended family a tour of his new home.

Embraced by Mrs Obama, who travelled to Washington DC from her council house in Bracknell, the President proudly posed in an official reception for the family.

He is also surrounded by his half-brother Abongo, his sister-in-law, niece, nephew and other relatives, who all travelled from Kenya and were in the VIP enclosure for his inauguration in January…

Abongo Obama, who flew from the family’s ancestral home in Kogelo, western Kenya, just days before, said: ‘Barack gave us a grand tour of the White House. It was amazing to be in there with him. This is his new home. He has come a long way.’ …

The President’s 86-year-old paternal grandmother Sarah was also in Washington DC for his swearing-in ceremony, as well as his half-sister Auma, 49, and half-brothers Ben, 38, and Abo, 40.

Mr Obama said: ‘I am looking forward to going back and staying with Barack at the White House, but it won’t ever be the same.

‘We can’t just hang out like we used to and sit in a bar with a few drinks catching up. I will miss that and he will too but this was his dream, he knew he had to make certain sacrifices.’ …

As we have noted before, most of Mr. Obama’s “African family” seem to live in the United States or United Kingdom.

And most of them seem to live in public housing (council housing).

Also, as we have noted before, Mr. Obama’s real grandmother has disappeared off of the face of the map – and nobody in the media seems to have noticed.


Newsweek: Radical Islam Is a Fact of Life- We Must Live With It

Barack Obama's favorite foreign policy author Fareed Zakaria says its time we lived with radical Islam:

“Radical Islam is A Fact of Life. How To Live With it” Fareed Zakaria makes the controversial case for why the West needs to adopt a more "sophisticated strategy" toward Radical Islam.

This is the same guy who Obama looks to for guidance.

Barack Obama was reading, studying, and planning to be the leader of The Post-American World during the campaign.
The book was written by Zakaria.
Obama is mentioned on page 255 of the book.

Maybe a 9-11 attack every few years is not such a big deal after all?
Calgary Herald Cartoon--Another Inconvenient Truth
If it is too much to expect the CBC dimwits to do do any fracking research, would it be reasonable to expect that representaives of Canada's so called new government to defend us? They could simply present a copy of this cartoon to The One's underlings and say 'case closed'. Oh no we cannot do that. 'We're so sorry My Messiah we will try harder. We will not mention your coal industry or China. Oh no we won't. Please screw us Oh Messiah.'

Oil Sands: 3.3 Million Tons of CO2

US Coal: 1.9 Billion Tons of CO2

China: 4.34 Billion Tons of CO2

LOSING CARBON ENTHUSIASM: India Sends Tough Signal To West. “India will continue to resist pressure to accept legally-binding cuts in its emissions of earth-warming greenhouse gases (GHG) at key climate change talks later this year, the country’s chief climate change negotiator has said.”

Plus, Europe’s Carbon Market Plummets, Exposing Frailties. Also, Emissions trading scheme may bring down Queensland government.

Global Warming: On Hold?
Northeast Pounded by Late-Winter Storm - must be GlobaloneyW...

THE GORE EFFECT STRIKES AGAIN: “That’s right, folks: the Left’s day of civil disobedience in D.C. to protest global warming looks to be snowed out — just as I predicted back in December.”

563 posted on 03/03/2009 1:19:17 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Obama lied; the economy died

( Yet ) Another Obama Nominee Has Tax Troubles

New greenhouse gas threat: and you thought CO2 was bad for the earth's climate! [Oh, the irony]

Teen talks about jail-cell beating

DAILY KOS-Freepers Cross Threshold:Call for Violence

CNN Host D. L. Hughley: Republicans 'Literally Look Like Nazi Germany' (Peace out, my n-words)

Kind of ties in nicely with this article.

Rewriting Mortgages and the American Social Contract

Bingo! Call It Communism

If You Liked King George, You’ll Love Barack Obama

Senate Repeals D.C. Gun Ban by Large Vote

Barack Obama's push: Make Rush Limbaugh appear to be the face of the GOP


Upper-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan (`Galt's Gulch?')[FReep poll]

So the IRS will counter with ‘imputed income’ based on ‘capacity to earn’ just as courts do now for parents that must pay child support.

‘Imputed Income’ could be the next brick in the socialist wall.

MSNBC's Matthews Calls "Anti-Abortion People" Terrorists

Obama's Spend, Tax and Borrow Policies Will Wreck the U.S. Economy

What is Obamism?

The Looming Threat of Another Carter-esk Misery Index

Barack Obama has released anti-terror memos from the Bush govnernment made after September 11

I just posted this on another thread (dual threads), great minds....

“We are no longer safe and our sovereignty is indeed at risk.”

And that is the WHOLE point...

Michael Steele goes from massive support to massive outrage in just a few seconds

Newt Gingrich: To Stop Losing War Of Ideas, Republicans Need To Think Like Entrepreneurs

The Obama Economy (Obama is running out of people to blame)


Glenn Beck Housing Market Graph(Or 'Can Government really do this?')

A Closer Look at Obama's Budget (this gets worse by the second) Ø's

CNN Host Hughley: Republicans ‘Literally Look Like Nazi Germany’

My email to Hughley....

Will someone please inform Hughley that the NAZI Party was the NSDAP or Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei which in English is the “National SOCIALIST German Workers’ Party” and it has far more in common with 0bama and his policies than it ever has had with the GOP.

It’s 0bama that held a mass propaganda rally in Berlin.

It’s 0bama who wants to build a “domestic security force”

It’s 0bama who has groups of indoctrinated children singing his praises in choirs.

It’s 0bama who has a messianic following.

It’s 0bama that has the media in his pocket.

It’s 0bama who uses staged events to project soaring rhetoric to disguise his socialist ambitions.

It’s 0bama who is attempting to stifle opposition speech.

It’s 0bama that is slowly nationalizing the banks.

It’s 0bama that is taking major control of the auto industry.

It’s 0bama who will confiscate guns from the citizenry if he gets the chance.

Hitler did all of the above. Has any GOP leader attempted the same?

Power Of Life And Death Is In Our Words

564 posted on 03/03/2009 2:12:52 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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On Obama: "never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists"
Jonathan Kay on the lesson from Israel Apartheid Week: Anti-Semitism is now a creature of the left
Posted: March 02, 2009, 2:07 PM by Jonathan Kay

The Teddy Bear is a nice touch...

Market Meltdown Amplifies Baby Boomer Worries

The Obama Economy

Pitchfork Time

Let's play "What If" - What if Rush DID start a conservative 3rd party?

A Moderate Manifesto (David Brooks: "Barack Obama is not who we thought he was")


Cramer: Obama’s ‘Radical Agenda Greatest Wealth Destruction I’ve Seen’

The Final Column


Video: Brit Hume On Global Warming

565 posted on 03/03/2009 6:13:32 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Tax Payers for Common Sense Uncovers Biggest Senate Earmarkers

Emanuel tied to $8.5 million in earmarks

Hoyer to W.H.: Hands off our earmarks (No, this isn't satire!)

Goodbye Medicare, hello County Clinic

Obama - Oops! Bumper sticker by patrioticdissent 
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If you don't want to permanently affix the sticker to your car, do what I did. Put the bumper sticker on a blank magnetic sticker, which you can then move around or remove as desired. You can also put a different sticker over it in the future, if you wish.

I got my blank magnetic bumper sticker from


Blacks, whites hear Obama differently(dog whistle politics?)

Upper-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan (You gotta read this)

""Why kill yourself working if you're going to give it all away to people who aren't working as hard?"

Silly woman, it's not going to matter if you take your 300,000. and make it 249,999.00. You are going to pay regardless for those who aren't working as hard, or don't want to work at all. Just wait untill you wake up and see what cap and trade- or rather "air tax" kicks in, along with other sin taxes and government regulatory fee hikes.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Great Divider? [five modest recommendations to Obama - that he won't use]

A final note. You are engaged on a vast revolutionary agenda, one that if successful will create a high-tax, big government, large entitlement, UN-centered, and European-emulating country, far different from America of the past. Given you political skills and the current economic crisis, you, as FDR once did, may well pull it off.

CNN Host DL Hughley-GOP Convention "Literally Looked Like Nazi Germany", Steele Responds (video)

Fred Thompson Says Obama Taking Advantage of Economic Crisis to Push Radical Agenda - Video

Jonah Goldberg: The Tired War on Rush Limbaugh

Cramer on Obama: 'It's Amateur Hour at Our Darkest Moment'


Steve Forbes : 1933 is Coming Again

Forbes is being honest and helpful. But Hussein does not want “honest and helpful.” He and his brownshirt minions have deliberately created the financial crisis and will ride it to the national panic and ruin they seek. In that way, Big Brother can come to the rescue and save the day by nationalizing...that is stealing, intimidating, taking over both public and private concerns. Happy, secure, profitable people/businesses make poor takeover targets for Marxist dictators. Forbes and far too many others still believe that this entire event is not one of pure deliberation and longterm planning. They can’t imagine the existence of such evil. Well, stick around. We will wake up one morning and our liberty will be gone...taken by our criminal government, all for the “greater good.” Got ammo?

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566 posted on 03/03/2009 12:53:02 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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CNBC’s Cramer on Obama: ‘It’s Amateur Hour at Our Darkest Moment’ (Video)

"Until they realize that their agenda is destroying the life savings of millions of Americans, then all I can give you is caution... I'm not saying Mr. President go stare at the Bloomberg quote machine and come to your senses. I just want some sign that Obama realizes the market is totally falling apart and that his agenda has a big hand in that happening. I don't know about you but I felt it everywhere I went this weekend... A young kid took me aside. He said I was right when I said we've elected a Leninist... I felt the total lack of control we all feel right now, the, "It's out of my hands but where's the authority?" The, "Hey it's amateur hour at our darkest moment."

Jim Kramer
CNBC host of "Mad Money"
March 3, 2009
Jim Cramer at CNBC lambasts the Obama economic disaster:

Obama has already cost America more than the 9-11 attacks.

The Weekly Standard Blog adds this: "The most effective Obama critics are Charles Dow and Edward Jones."

567 posted on 03/03/2009 1:52:31 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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THE “TEA PARTY” SPIRIT GOES LOCAL: “Ann Meagher, president of the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce, and others, brought teabags into the hearing and placed them on a table near the podium, in reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773. The reference was made to illustrate the problem disgruntled citizens had with the setup of the MTA Board of Directors, on which the four members that represent Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties constitute only one-quarter of a vote each.”
VIDEO FROM the Asheville, NC tea party protest. “This is not a Democrat/Republican thing . . . it’s an American thing.”

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP: Geithner: Obama to fight international tax dodgers.

No wonder they’d rather talk about Limbaugh.


HEY, WASN’T HE CALLING WASHINGTONIANS SNOW-WIMPS JUST THE OTHER DAY? Barack Obama cancels press conference with Gordon Brown “because of snow”.

“I’M SORRY:” Obama voters express their regrets.

Don't Be Impatient

That unicorn he promised you is in the mail!

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“Taxpayers Are Chumps.” It is kinda starting to feel that way.

Will the Republican Party and American people survive this administration?

Gun Law Update Jan. 5, 2009 - Gun Ban Lists Revealed

If these near-total bans aren’t enough, the most dangerous part may be the phrase “pistol grip” because: “The term ‘pistol grip’ means a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.” In other words, any semi-auto long gun with a grip (that’s ALL semi-auto long guns) would be banned under the existing proposal.


Jim Cramer on Obama: "We've Elected a Leninist" - Video

'There will be blood!' Top economist warns of civil violence, government overthrow

Vigil protests mandatory chip implants (Animals first-- then us: 666)

Rush In A Hurry -- I Want Obama to Fail, Not the Country

568 posted on 03/03/2009 3:36:14 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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The Challenge Before America


Riots And Destruction By The Hand Of Government

On The Path To Killing The Golden Goose

Revenge of the Drones! 

The left appears to be reeling from the mass defections of former Obama supporters who have begun publishing public apologia for their votes.

A handful of radical diehards have emailed me, expressing their displeasure with their party's quislings. And Republicans in general. But mostly the quislings. Let the reprisals begin!

JOURNALISTS TELL US THAT WHEN NEWSPAPERS FOLD, WE’LL LOSE IMPORTANT REPORTING. Which would be bad. On the other hand, there’s this performance from theChicago Tribune: Chicago Tea Party Gets Scrutiny but Scant Coverage.

Perhaps they read it here in the Tribune, or the New York Times, or heard in on the Mancow Muller radio show on WLS, who repeated the claim today (while saying a well put So What?), but the general story coming from the media (all based on a rather wild article from Playboy Online) was that the protest against spending was not a grass roots movement. Mind you, neither the Tribune nor the New York times carried a word about the actual Tea Party protests, even though the protest occurred right outside the Tribune lobby, the only coverage was that there may have been some type of scripting involved. . . .

So we are left with some stranded stories, covering a “controversy” but ignoring the actual protest itself. At last count there were 130 stories on Google News claiming some type of controversial scripting of events, from the likes of the Tribune and the New York Times, and 75 stories actually covering the event, from the likes of the Chicago Daily Observer and some increasingly relevant blogs.

The Tribune covered the anti-protest smear, but didn’t cover the protest itself, leaving that to blogs, etc. And we’re supposed to cry for the disappearance of newspapers? Maybe if they actually did what they claim they do, people would miss them more when they were gone. Heck, maybe if they actually did what they claim they do, people would actually subscribe now. You never know.

Like Dave Winer says: “Dear news people — WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE JOB YOU’RE DOING.”

MORE TEA PARTY PROTESTS scheduled for this weekend.

HMM: “What Limbaugh’s selection suggests is that Democrats are running out of blame targets. The Republicans are now a minority in both houses. And as Obama’s failures aggregate into a deepening crisis of confidence the Democrats’ need for villains will increase in an effort to deflect blame. And this is why I despair. I predict that in opting to campaign rather than govern, the Democrats are likely to spread the blame net far and wide. The result will be uber-polarization more typical of socialist and fascist polities. The stock market not cooperating? Blame capitalists, the banks, the ‘investor class.’” Kulaks! Hoarders and wreckers!

Related thoughts here: “Who’s the enemy of the week? A talk radio host! Admittedly, not just any talk radio host. But that’s my point: does the administration realize how silly they look going after Rush? Doesn’t it belie a certain substantive hollowness to Obama’s agenda that he must keep looking for someone to blame, rather than focus on the business of governing? Makes me wonder, with all due respect, how Peggy Noonan can perceive Obama as presidential as this? If Obama were being presidential, he would inspire confidence. That he feels he has to go after Rush to control the debate does not.”

Plus, “This is way bigger than Rush.”

BILL QUICK: “California spends far more than it takes in, despite having some of the highest taxes in the United States. It is hostile to business, and the middle class is fleeing in droves. It runs huge deficits every year, yet the Dem dominated legislature refuses to do anything effective to cut spending. Now one in ten Californians is unemployed. Does any of this sound familiar? It should. It’s what Obama and the Democrats have in mind as a ’solution’ for the rest of the country.”

POLITICO: How media sucks up to White House.

PLANNED IMPOVERISHMENT? “They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please.”

JIM GERAGHTY: “I’m fascinated by the Obama administration’s mentality that the fact that violent Mexican drug cartels are raising hell just over the border doesn’t justify additional border security or a fence, but it does justify making it harder for American citizens to own a gun.”

DAVID BROOKS: This is not the Barack Obama I thought I knew.

Actually, it’s the same Obama it always was. Brooks, and others, were just so excited at the idea of a black Presidentor, more specifically, at the idea of themselves, voting for a black President — that they suspended all critical faculties. Now it’s buyer’s remorse. We’ll be seeing more of that.

UPDATE: More buyer’s remorse from former Obama supporter Jim Cramer. “And naturally, in response, Obama’s press secretary attacks Cramer by name. Man, the Nixon Obama White House’s enemies list is growing a lot faster than the economy itself.” Well, to be fair, given the state of the economy these days that’s not very hard . . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Allah to David Brooks: “You let him off the hook.”

MORE: David Gergen?

STILL MORE: Video of Cramer, and Gibbs.

Pelosi: House Gets Its Power From Wind

March 3rd, 2009

From Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (taxpayer funded) propaganda outlet, The Gavel:

House Announces Next Steps to Green the Capitol

March 2nd, 2009 by Office of the Speaker

Today, Speaker Pelosi released the Green the Capitol Year End Report, which details the successes achieved in the first 18 months of the program. Building on the House’s established leadership position in carbon and energy-use reductions, the report calls for all of the House’s business practices to meet self-imposed sustainability standards including becoming both cost and energy efficient over the next two years and making waste and carbon reduction efforts affect all day-to-day operations.

The report details how the House eliminated 91,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions:

Since 2007 we have reduced the House of Representatives’ carbon footprint by 74 percent through conservation projects and the purchase of renewable energy

All of the electricity used by the House comes from wind power projects

The Green the Capitol Program has made the House of Representatives a leader in the Federal Government in implementing sustainable, energy saving changes and reducing our carbon footprint.

We banned plastic and stryrofoam from the food service

Over 800 tons of waste from House cafeterias that once went to the landfill is now converted into compost that can be used in landscaping and stream restoration

Our Capitol Power Plant, which used to exclusively burn coal, now mixes in cleaner burning natural gas—enough to cover the House’s percentage already. Speaker Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid are now urging a switch to 100 percent natural gas, which will eliminate more than 95 percent of sulfur oxide emissions and cut carbon monoxide emissions in half.

From changing light bulbs … to switching to paperless records … to simply sealing leaks in an historic building—we have been overhauling everything we do, and learning valuable lessons we are sharing on how to go green on a large-scale.

In the next phase of Green the Capitol, as we keep pushing the envelope for more efficiencies, we will also be educating 435 member offices – both here and back in their home districts – on changes they can make—and share with their local communities…

Our country’s economy is circling the drain, the world is spinning off its axis, and Ms. Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats in Congress are spending their time making sure there are no styrofoam cups in the cafeteria.

Speaker Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid are now urging a switch to 100 percent natural gas, which will eliminate more than 95 percent of sulfur oxide emissions and cut carbon monoxide emissions in half.

As we noted previously, this solution will quadruple the cost of power for the Capitol.

But this is what they call being “both cost and energy efficient.”

Still, why should they worry? It’s not their money.


Figures... Team Obama Blames Bush For Their Trillion Dollar Spending Binge

This is really sad.

Team Obama is already blaming Bush for their record $1.75 trillion budget deficit.

And, just like how Obama and the democrats lied about the the last 8 years of economic growth, they are hoping that the media will play along with them and blame Bush for the dangerous deficit they have already racked up in Obama's first 40 days on the job.

To be clear-- those failed Bush policies dropped the deficit 4 of 8 years, held an average unemployment at 5.2%, saw the strongest productivity growth in 4 decades and witnessed robust GDP growth.
Bush was able to do this despite the recession he inherited, 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As you can see from this chart, after the Bush tax cuts were implemented the budget deficit was reduced 3 of the last 4 years:

CBO chart via RedState

The deficit was reduced in 2005, 2006 and 2007 even with war and implementation of the successful Bush surge of troops in Iraq.
It wasn't until the mortgage crisis struck the economy, a crisis Bush warned the democratic Congress about 17 times in 2008 alone, that the deficit climbed to $459 billion.

USA Today published an interactive chart on the the Obama Administration's significant increase in spending this year.
In President Bush's last year in office, 2008, the deficit reached $459 billion:

In President Obama's first year in office the deficit is expected to reach $1.75 trillion and that is if everything goes according to the rosy scenario they are hoping for:

That is nearly 4 times as much as during President Bush's last year in office.

Obama wants to blame Bush for this.
Don't let him.
Bush didn't leave a trillion dollar debt.
Obama already has.

Obama Will Nearly Quadruple Deficit This Year

Obama’s new mark of the porkulus beast; Update: Photoshoppers to the rescue!

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 3, 2009 06:18 PM

Scroll for updates…

Have you seen the new logo for Obama’s porkulus money? It is begging for a photoshop contest.

Have at it:

(Hat tip: Allah.)

I call it the Mark of the Porkulus Beast.

Kris at Shout First, Ask Questions Later dubs it “Obama’s fiscal tramp stamp.”


Love this redesigned logo from Freeper Bassfire:

And from Slublog…a must-have ACORN allusion:

More from Dave the Angry White Guy:

Tobias Becker:

Mark Jefferson:

William Teach:

From Anonymous:

From Caleb at RedState, a Soros-infused emblem…and a couple of, er, busy fruitflies:


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Demagogues Rising: Global Crisis Unleashes Evil

 Michelle Obama "Barack Obama will never let you go back to the life you've led. He will force you to be involved."

Read how government is set to destroy Silicon Valley, through a combination of many left-wing ideas.

Democrat looking at taxing health benefit (Never a tax increase a Democrat didn't like.)

Inside the Dems' anti-Rush plan

President Barack Obama just plain rude to Britain. Don't call us in future.

Yup, the Europeans seemed to think George Bush was the master of evil thoughts and deeds. So they all rushed to Obama with glee and gushed over him.

The entire world will soon be filled up with remorse over this empty suit of a man.

"Going Galt": America's Wealth Producers vs. Wealth Redistributors

United in Hate: The Left's Romance With Tyranny and Terror

The "genius" of Obama

To say that Zero is hopelessly in over his head would be the understatement of the century.

Thinking About the Unthinkable: Priorities for the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review

How one city is using Obama’s stimulus


VIDEO: Bush Should Have Executed Gitmo Detainees, Says Former CIA Officer

Yep...They should have been shot on the battlefield.

Destroying Both Jobs And Energy Security

White House Partying On The Upswing

How Obama's Soak-The-Rich Plan Will End Up Hurting Middle Class

What Is Really Killing the Big Banks? (Learn about credit default swaps)

...we can also blame it on David X. Li, the Chinese national who invented the formula underlying CDSs. The guy is now safely back home in commie China, and is not allowed to speak to the media about the economic conflaguration that his formula has wrought.

Here's a great Wired article on him and his Gaussian Copula formula:

Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street

Lake Superior Is Freezing Over (Obama and MSM Ignore Cold to Tax 1.5 Trillion over Global Warming)

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You and I Can't Buy the Guns Mexican Cartels Own

The Administration is Not Dealing Straight With Us on Mexico's Gun Problem

Let's set things straight right up front. Yes, some guns are being smuggled into Mexico from the U.S. Most are handguns. But, handguns are being illegally trafficked from state to state and from the U.S. to Canada. It should come as no surprise that guns are smuggled into Mexico. But, the problem being portrayed by the U.S. media and our government is not as it seems. You see, Mexico doesn't allow ownership of most firearms, so ordinary Mexican people seeking self-protection will find a way to get them into Mexico. As for the drug cartels operating in the border towns along the U.S., they have other sources for their weapons and have become the prime supplier within Mexico.

"Responding to a reporter's question on weapons' regulations, Holder said, "Well, as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." "Holder refused to speculate when legislation would move forward. "There are obviously a number of things that are -- that have been taking up a substantial amount of [Obama's] time, and so, I'm not sure exactly what the sequencing will be," he said."

Translated this means,"We don't think we can push a bill through yet, but as soon as the fake attempt on the President's life is planned and carried out we will be able to ban anything we want!".

Look for it soon.

Should hunters switch to 'green' bullets? (Mega-Barf)

It doesn't make any sense :)
From the article you'd think that children were wandering around in the wilderness eating lead deposits.

Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet (The Appleseed Project)

The Appleseed Program uses marksmanship training as a vehicle for reconnecting Americans with the people and events of the Founding era. It’s an effort to “wake up” Americans, get them off the couch, and have them start taking this country back. Marksmanship is the “hook” to get people to attend the events, in the hopes that once you learn about what Liberty meant to our Founding Fathers, and the price they paid, you will be motivated to do something. Run for office, write letters, post to websites, VOTE, etc.



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Gold Rush: Dems launch Operation Rushbo

Rush’s ratings must be through the roof, he couldn’t have dreamed of a better marketing campaign.
Rush may very well remind Americans what it truly means to be a freedom loving American, and this could upset the socialist apple cart.

Susan Estrich Warns Democrats About Dangers of Attacking Rush Limbaugh

"Rushification" is inevitable result of GOP leaders' incompetence

Atlantis In America: 20% Of Mortgages Underwater........(home prices down 27%)

The scariest chart ever [gov't spending graphically depicted]

East Coast Economics is "currently doing some research on the (likely) Treasury bubble, and the charts I’m coming across are nothing but scary - one more so than the other. Check out the following which shows the [dollar] amount borrowed by US banks from the Fed through Dec 2007; the spike marks the Savings & Loan Crisis at the end of the 1980s with borrowing maxing out at $8b..."

1919-2007 (Y-axis scales to $10B)

"Now take a look at the following chart. It is the same graph as above, but updated through the beginning of November ‘08."

1919-2008 (Y-axis now scales to $800B)

"This might be less scary if the Fed wasn’t creating money out of thin air and at the same time accepting assets of questionable - and deliberately undisclosed - quality as collateral from banks. As it stands, I am not surprised that 10 year CDS on US Treasuries are above 60bps (high of 72bps at the beginning of December vs. a pre-08 historical average of 2bps)."

Even worse, those figures do not include the financial support the federal government has extended to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

"Although not included in the figures reported by the government, the U.S. government has moved to more explicitly support the soundness of obligations of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, starting in July via the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, and the September 7, 2008 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) conservatorship of both government sponsored enterprises (GSEs). The on- or off-balance sheet obligations of those two independent GSEs is just over $5 trillion.... The government accounts for these corporations as if they are unconnected to its balance sheet. The U.S. Treasury contracted at the inception of the conservatorship to receive US$ 1 billion dollars in senior preferred shares, and a warrant for 79.9% of the common shares from each GSE, as a fee to fund, as needed, up to US$ 100 billion total for each GSE (in exchange for more senior preferred stock), in order to maintain solvency and adequate capital ratios at the GSEs, thereby supporting all senior (normal) liabilities, subordinated indebtedness, and guarantees of the two firms. Some observers see this as an effective nationalization of the companies that ultimately places taxpayers at risk for all their liabilities..."

Let's build on those charts to see the growth of unfunded liabilities from entitlement programs (e.g., Social Security, Medicare) since 1940.

The Y- (vertical-) axis of this graph dwarfs the second chart since the total amount of these doomed Democratic "social programs" amounts to around $55 trillion!

This chart represents the U.S. federal debt as a percent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product, the sum total of all goods and services produced in the U.S.). Even before the Obama Porkapalooza stimulus package, the graph depicts the explosion in debt that will be left for our children and grandchildren to work off.
The full faith and credit of the U.S. monetary system is at risk because of interference in the free market by liberals.

From The Community Reinvestment Act's social engineering; to threats by Andrew Cuomo and Janet Reno to shut down banks that didn't meet fabricated underwriting standards; to the rape and pillage of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... all were orchestrated by Democrats under the guise of "helping the little people."

Government interference in free markets always distorts those markets and frequently leads to catastrophe. The Soviet Union, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and even the United States now provide ample evidence that less government interference is needed, not more.

But yes, by all means, let's nationalize health care! What could possibly go wrong?

Update: Milton Friedman's co-author ("A Monetary History of the United States"), 93-year old Anna Schwartz, says the Fed can avoid a depression by printing more money to buy distressed mortgages.

Update II: More on the phony stimulus package, also known as Porkapalooza: "You know, I'm concerned about the size of the package. And I'm concerned about some of the spending that's in there, [about] ... how you can spend hundreds of millions on contraceptives... How does that stimulate the economy?"

Hat tips: Todd Sullivan and RIA News Focus. Linked by: Rick Moran at American Thinker, Gateway Pundit and BizzyBlog. Thanks!

Video - Nuke Bomb Tests Argus & Wigwam - Great Old Footage - Very Interesting

Sudanese Soldier Describes Atrocities Being Committed Against Children in Sudan - Video 3/4/09

One Freaking Barf Alert!

Publishers Crank Out Children's Books on Obama (Creepy)

Supposed Conspiracy Claim Turns REAL on Obama

Until he can adequately explain (himself, not through some lackey) why he’d rather spend millions to keep it a secret instead of paying the $12 to have it released, I’ll believe this issue to be relevant. Besides, he can simply get in front of a TV camera and state clearly that his birth certificate info is henceforth to be considered public record and he can get vault copies of it released to any interested parties without spending a dime.

Kneale: Is Obama Out of His Freakin' Mind? (do bears poop in the woods?)

Methinks the sugar is starting to flake off this turd. Just read these comments from a Zer0 worshiping website.

Augusta GA Tea Party April 15th

"Catastrophe of Biblical proportions"....(President Barack Hussein Obama)

Heavy snow closes 76 miles of Interstate 80, part of Highway 50 in the Sierra

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The Difference (Videos - Marines with Pres. Bush and Obama)

Several like videos at the site link.

(Excerpt)

Senator Harkin defends earmark to research pig odor [we’ve got $1.8 million to study why pigs smell]

The New, improved Great Seal for Congress, the Senate, and Duh!1®:


Hope and Change (From the Daily Show)

Love seeing the Left squirm when the truth is revealed to them

Obama vs. Limbaugh; The Great Debate Clock

Rush In A Hurry -- Rush to the President: Debate Me

How Can the Dead Old Party Become the Grand Old Party Again?

Tammy B is right on the mark, though I disagree with her assessment of the Limbaugh - Steele brouhaha. Rush took no bait, he merely did what was right and correct in calling the Republicans to the floor. Rush basically said what Miss Bruce herself opines.

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EDITORIAL: The Gore Effect

COMMENTARY: Republican Party Racism is at Fever Pitch (The Communist Perspective)

The New Presidential Iconography
The New, improved Great Seal for Congress, the Senate, and Duh!1®:

( Click the pic... )

CBS NEWS: A Growing “Tea Party” Movement? “There seems to be real bitterness about the idea of forcing people to subsidize the imprudent housing choices of their neighbors.”
“I’M MAUREEN DOWD AND I’VE BEEN HAD.” “A support group for bitter pundits disappointed in Obama is quickly becoming necessary.”
Uh oh: Matthews sounding fed up with Obama’s earmark hypocrisy. There’s a lot of buyer’s remorse out there among pundits, for so early in the term.
DAVID HARSANYI: “Many of us are hoping that all those in power fail, because those in power have a grating habit of being annoyingly self-righteous, hopelessly corrupt, resolutely incompetent and completely apathetic about the freedoms that they have sworn to protect.”
DETROIT NEWS: Cap-and-trade plan will sink Michigan. “President Barack Obama’s proposed cap-and-trade system on greenhouse gas emissions is a giant economic dagger aimed at the nation’s heartland — particularly Michigan. It is a multibillion-dollar tax hike on everything that Michigan does, including making things, driving cars and burning coal.”

MORE ON LIMBAUGH’S DEBATE OFFER: “Offering to debate Obama mano a mano, so to speak, Rush puts his attackers on the spot. He shows himself as willing to a engage discussion of ideas. By refusing his offer, they expose their strategy as ad hominem political hardball where you personalize the contest.”

I still think Rush will try the chicken suit idea.

“Going Galt” and the next Tea Party wave

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 4, 2009 10:51 AM

My syndicated column today spotlights two related phenomenon: the Tea Party revolt on the streets and the “Going Galt” revolt with our wallets. For new readers who are just learning about the protest movement and want to join, the best organizational resources are Tax Day Tea Party (nationwide April 15 events), Twitter #teaparty, PJTV’s list of upcoming protests,
Re-TeaParty (send teabags to Washington and find July 4 events), and TCOT Report. And one more good one: New American Tea Party.

Some tinfoil-hatted kooks are still pimping their conspiracy theories about the movement. The latest: Aha! Malkin once gave a speech to Americans for Prosperity and AFP organized the Denver anti-pork protest two weeks ago before Santelli went on his Tea Party rant last week, ergo it’s all a vast plot!!!!!!

Protesters should take this nonsense as a sign of success. You haven’t really made it until you’ve aroused the paranoia of the unhinged Left.


“Going Galt:” America’s wealth producers vs. wealth redistributors
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

Enough. In a word, that is the message of disgusted taxpayers fed up with the confiscatory policies of both parties in Washington. George Bush pre-socialized the economy with billion-dollar bailouts of the financial and auto industries. Barack Obama is pouring billions more down those sinkholes. The camel’s back isn’t just broken. His neck and four legs have all snapped, too.

Enough. Last Friday, thousands of Americans turned out to protest reckless government spending in the pork-laden stimulus package, the earmark-clogged budget bill, the massive mortgage entitlement program, and taxpayer-funded corporate rescues. Contrary to false left-wing blog smears that the hastily-planned impromptu events were “Astro-turfed,” the crowds were packed with first-time grass-roots activists. They were people with families and day jobs whose usual definition of “community organizing” involves neighborhood yard sales or their kids’ soccer matches. They were members of the silent majority who decided to be silent no more.

Enough. These “Tea Party” protests spanned the sunny Santa Monica pier to the icy streets of Chicago and Cleveland to rain-drenched Atlanta, overflowing grounds of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, massive crowds in Greenville, S.C., several hundred each in New York City and Washington, D.C., and all points in between. Like those who demonstrated before them in Seattle, Denver, Mesa, Arizona, and Overland Park, Kansas two weeks ago, the Tea Party participants held homemade signs that said it all: “Your mortgage is not my problem;” “Liberty: All the stimulus we need; “No taxation without deliberation.”

The speed and scope with which they mobilized were due not to nefarious outside conspiracists, but to social networking websites Facebook and Twitter (where a burgeoning network called Top Conservatives on Twitter became the central clearinghouse for information). Planning for a new wave of demonstrations on April 15 has begun at

Enough. While they take to the streets politically, untold numbers of America’s wealth producers are going on strike financially. Dr. Helen Smith, a Knoxville forensic pathologist and political blogger, dubbed the phenomenon “Going Galt” last fall. It’s a reference to the famed Ayn Rand novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” in which protagonist John Galt leads the entrepreneur class to cease productive activities in order to starve the government of revenue. (Not coincidentally, Rand’s novel sales are up and John Galt references punctuated many of the Tea Party demonstrations.) Dr. Smith was inundated with stories like these:

“I have frozen hiring in my firm…No investments will be made in taxable accounts (only 401k/IRAs). I am buying silver and gold instead of CD’s or stocks with non-qualified money/savings. I have stopped taking new clients (thus freezing my income). I barter more and more. Spend less. I stopped Leveraging assets (don’t borrow).”

“I have cut WAY back–I’m no longer buying retail, driving out of a 10-mile radius, spending money on eating out, and am no longer putting my money in a savings account. I am using the money to pay off all of our debt. It has made our family closer, more appreciative…”

Another blogger at Pursuing Holiness wrote: “Last year my family paid nearly a thousand dollars a month in federal taxes, and we are not by any stretch of the imagination rich. I’m going to make it my business to cut that amount in half, using every legal means possible and reducing my income so there is less to tax.”

Enough. Those business owners are not alone. This week, ABC News spotlighted upper-income earners going Galt in response to President Obama’s proposed tax hikes on families with incomes of $250,000 or more. A Lafayette, La. Attorney told the reporter she was cutting back on her business to avoid the tax threshhold: “Why kill yourself working if you’re going to give it all away to people who aren’t working as hard? Tax hikes have consequences. Incentives matter. Only self-deluded wealth redistributors living in la-la-land believe otherwise. Another business owner, Dr. Sharon Poczatek, explained:

“The motivation for a lot of people like me — dentists, entrepreneurs, lawyers — is that the more you work the more money you make,” said Poczatek. “But if I’m going to be working just to give it back to the government — it’s de-motivating and demoralizing.”

The perpetual Borrow-Spend-Panic-Repeat machine in Washington depends on the capitulation of the wealth producers. There’s only one monkey wrench that can stop the redistributionist thieves’ engine. It’s engraved with the word:


(Photo credit: Free Colorado)


I’ve pulled together a video round-up of last week’s events. Enjoy!

Smart Girl Politics put together a nice video of the nationwide Feb. 27 Tea Party protests:

Find more videos like this on Smart Girl Politics

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I was at the Houston event, thanks to the notices posted on this blog.

I got blisters on my head from not wearing a hat, but I got some really good photos (under Politics).

I met a radio talent who started a conservative website.

cheapseat said:

michelle, my parents are depression babies, and lifelong roosevelt democrats, and i recieved a e mail from my father this morning cursing this administration and passing out an email which correlated the poverty rates in democrat controlled cities. i even invited him to check out your blog and listen to rush, which 5 years ago was fighting words. even old dogs can learn new tricks if you mistreat them enough.

One wonders what form the Second American Revolution will take.

- Constitutional Convention?
- Or armed rebellion, culminating in an overthrow?
- Or another version of sweeping away the Articles of Confederation with something entirely new?

Your children and grandchildren will have to come up with the answer…

Compsting for Beginners

Victory Garden Seeds

Heirloom Seed Company

Once other people like me, “safely” below $250k start losing their jobs, maybe people will wake up.

Obama’s new name:

Robbin’ da Hood.

He steals from the rich, and gives to his Democrat pals.

What a merry band of Chicago thugs...

If you think that these “tea” parties are NOT having an effect check out the latest “news” on the Blue Dog Democrats starting their own “revolution” and NOT supporting the messiahs “mo money” $410 Billion omnibus bill.

Another site to check out:

Top Palin Foe Gets A Job From Obama

March 4th, 2009

From the DNC’s CNN:

Mr. Elton appears on the far left of this July 2008 photo of Alaska elected officials who supported Obama during the campaign.

Palin foe gets administration job

March 3, 2009

From CNN’s Lauren Kornreich

(CNN) – Alaska State Sen. Kim Elton, one of the leading officials to pursue an investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin during the heat of the presidential campaign, has taken a high-level job in the Interior Department.

Palin reacted in a short statement Monday, the day Elton announced his move to Washington.

“Senator Elton pledged his allegiance to President Obama last summer,” said the governor. “We wish him well as he moves on and hope that he uses this job for Alaska’s benefit.”

Palin was the target of an official investigation last year over charges she improperly dismissed a public safety commissioner who refused to fire her sister’s ex-husband, a state trooper. Elton led the legislative investigation of the incident

Elton will serve as Director of Alaska Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

It is somewhat surprising that CNN would report this, together with its context.

Probably they imagine it will encourage more politicians to do the right thing for the Democrat cause, especially during election campaigns.

CNN wants to show that they will be rewarded in the end.

Indeed, it would be interesting to note what happens to the rest of the Democrats in the photo at the top, most of whom were on the panel that tried to bring down Governor Palin with their trumped up charges.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

Obama goes gray

Photo of the Day: Marines Not Impressed With Commander Cut-& Run

Let's face it.
The military hates the Cut & Runner and the feeling is mutual:

Click to Enlarge
Via Free Republic.

After all, Obama once said that even genocide was no reason to keep US troops fighting in Iraq. And, he never has admitted that he was wrong on Iraq.

Here's the video.

Obama Administration Announces They Will Punish Oil Companies For Non-Existent Global Warming

Arctic sea ice growth finished the year in 2008 at the same level as 1979.
The oceans have been cooling since 2003.
Sea ice is growing at the fastest pace on record.
Greenland's glaciers are stabilizing.
There are growing fears of a coming freeze worse than the ice age.
Alaskan Sea Glaciers are advancing for the first time in 250 years.
And, for the second straight year the Earth is, in fact, cooling... not warming.

This US Climate Map October 2007-November 2008 showed that temperatures were well below normal throughout the US in 2008.

It looks like Al Gore was a bit off in his prediction that North Pole will be completely gone in 5 years.

But, it doesn't matter to the Obama Administration...
Today tax cheat Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced the Obama Administration intends to punish oil companies for non-existent global warming.
Reuters reported:

U.S. oil and natural gas producing companies should not receive federal subsidies in the form of tax breaks because their businesses contribute to global warming, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress on Wednesday.

It was one of the sharpest attacks yet on the oil and gas industry by a top Obama administration official, reinforcing the White House stance that new U.S. energy policy will focus on promoting renewable energy sources like wind and solar power and rely less on traditional fossil fuels like oil as America tackles climate change.

"We don't believe it makes sense to significantly subsidize the production and use of sources of energy (like oil and gas) that are dramatically going to add to our climate change (problem). We don't think that's good economic policy and we think changing those incentives is good for the country," Geithner told the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing on the White House's proposed budget for the 2010 spending year.
But, don't worry.
The Democratic Congress and Obama Administration are pushing billions upon billions of stimulus dollars on expensive and ineffective green energy and cap and trade programs that will cause millions of Americans to lose their jobs. Cap and trade will also cause electricity costs to skyrocket.

More... A news study on climate discovered that global warming is on hold:

Discovery News reports scientists are puzzled that temperatures have flat lined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations.

Scientist Kyle Swanson from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee says, "This is nothing like anything we've seen since 1950. Cooling events since then had firm causes… This current cooling doesn't have one."

El-Rushbo Challenges Unicorn Rider to Radio Debate

Oh, this was terrific...
After the Obama White House coordinated attacks on El-Rushbo with democrats, the media and liberal groups,
Rush Limbaugh challenged Barack Obama to debate his socialist New Deal agenda today.

Of course, Obama won't go on Limbaugh's show to debate the ideas.
Without a teleprompter?... No way.
This was brilliant move by Rush.
It put the focus back on the White House... and their horrid record.
Via the Rush Limbaugh website:

RUSH: It is on the record -- thanks to -- since last fall, the White House, led by Rahm Emanuel, the chief of staff to Barack Obama, has been targeting me, your host, your harmless, lovable little fuzzball. Their standard operating procedure: they need a demon to distract and divert from what their agenda is. They need a demon about whom they can lie so as to persuade average Americans that they're the good guys, the benevolent good guys, and the mean SOBs are their enemies trying to stop this great young little president from doing miraculous and wonderful things.

Here is a new ad that this union bunch is running in Washington, DC, ladies and gentlemen. And, of course, it's been picked up all over the Web. You guys, if you haven't done so, you gotta go to The DNCC, whatever it is, they have a questionnaire up there. It's hilarious. I have to give 'em credit. You can see it right now at

...But make no mistake about it. Emanuel is the leader of all of this. Carville and Begala are just trying to ride my fame into their fortune and become relevant again. Begala and Carville, don't confuse them with the powerbrokers that are managing this. It all Emanuel. Begala and Carville are second-rate talking heads on CNN. CNN has no audience. Rahm Emanuel is the power behind the throne -- and don't let his effeminate nature and his ballerina past mislead you on this. He may look effeminate (he was a ballerina at one time) but he has the feral instincts of a female rat defending its young. Well, take a look. When Emanuel and Carville and Begala are together (and I've seen pictures) it looks like a reunion of the Village People. (singing) Y! M! C! A! They are really the official greeters in Roswell, New Mexico in Area 51 where Carville was born.

My point here is that these are really odious, empty, nasty people who are feasting on their own arrogance. They are power hungry. But, you know what? They've never had a serious debate over ideas. Their goal is to destroy opponents, which is what they're trying to do now. They don't want to engage opponents. Their idea of victory is the destruction of the opponent. They're not for a level playing field. They want to clear the playing field so that their ideas do not have to undergo any scrutiny. So what do they do? They leak stories to the Politico intended to create impressions about their own importance and their brilliance, when in fact they aren't even bit players on the nation's stage. This is Emanuel, and this is Obama.

...But I have an idea. If these guys are so impressed with themselves, and if they are so sure of their correctness, why doesn't President Obama come on my show? We will do a one-on-one debate of ideas and policies. Now, his people in this Politico story, it's on the record. They're claiming they wanted me all along. They wanted me to be the focus of attention. So let's have the debate! I am offering President Obama to come on this program -- without staffers, without a TelePrompTer, without note cards -- to debate me on the issues. Let's talk about free markets versus government control. Let's talk about nationalizing health care and raising taxes on small business.

Let's talk about the New Deal versus Reaganomics. Let's talk about closing Guantanamo Bay, and let's talk about sending $900 million to Hamas. Let's talk about illegal immigration and the lawlessness on the borders. Let's talk about massive deficits and the destroying of opportunities of future generations. Let's talk about ACORN, community agitators, and the unions that represent the government employees which pour millions of dollars into your campaign, President Obama. Let's talk about your elimination of school choice for minority students in the District of Columbia. Let's talk about your efforts to further reduce domestic drilling and refining of oil. Let's talk about your stock market. By the way, Mr. President, I want to help. Yesterday you said you looked at the stock market as no different than a tracking poll that goes up and down.
More... The White House continued to attack CNBC host Rick Santelli today-- more than a week after the CNBC correspondent criticized the mortgage bailout plan.

UPDATE: White House Spokesman Gibbs admitted today, after they got busted, that attacking the media may not be the best idea.

573 posted on 03/05/2009 1:09:42 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Is the “Religion of Peace” Being Defamed?


*Newsflash: Wonderboy Treasury Secretary is in over his head* ... the entire Administration, staring with the Chief Executive, has no idea what they’re doing. The only thing they know how to do is campaign, and thus we see Obama at town hall type meetings, and Emmanuel attacking Rush Limbaugh

The Coming Collapse Of The Modern Banking System (from 12-17-07)


Well Mr. Williams, What would you have us do?

Found among a plethora of positive support from the FReepers, I came across this post by mad_as_he$$ on conservative blog - “Well Mr. Williams, What would you have us do?”

Clearly, the people are getting in the mood to fight back against the increasingly powerful enemy within, comfortably ramming Marxism down the throat of every freedom-loving American, as if they face no real opposition.

(Excerpt)


Why people should really worry about Obama and Ayres (Terrorist Controls Education)

VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh: "Effeminate" Rahm Emanuel "The Ballerina"

For Young President, Flecks of Gray

Right out of Clinton’s playbook- don’t you all remember how Little Big Fraud’s hair style & color changed with every pressure group he spoke to?

Pregnant women denied epidurals 'to boost traditional births'

...This ought to get the attention of women supporters of nationalized healthcare

574 posted on 03/05/2009 2:20:59 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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What's Dead (Short Answer: All Of It)

"Civil unrest will break out before the end of the year. The Military and Guard will be called up to try to stop it. They won't be able to. Big cities are at risk of becoming a free-fire death zone. If you live in one, figure out how you can get out and live somewhere else if you detect signs that yours is starting to go "feral"; witness New Orleans after Katrina for how fast, and how bad, it can get."


Brits Offended By Michelle Obama's Treatment of Brown's Children

All this demonstrates is that Michelle Obama is lazy, narcissistic and a lousy First Lady. We knew that all along.

First Lady Michelle Obama shows even she has a gift for the gaffe

The U.S. Financial System Is Effectively Insolvent


Criminal Aliens Invading US While President Obama Fiddles



Why Is Obama Going Gray?

Clinton changed the color of his hair on a daily basis, depending upon who he was going to have an audience with that day.

Jay Nordlinger: Shook up about Rush, &c.

Democrats [the DNC] Issue Call for Slogans for Anti-Limbaugh Billboard in Rush’s ‘Backyard’

Lib Talker: 'Maybe Limbaugh Should Be Executed For Treason'

So the “peace” crowd has no problem killing millions of American babies every year, it is enthusiastic about executing talk show hosts and a vice president (along with his family) who do not agree with them, and it believes terrorists have unfettered rights to terrorize.

What Obama's liberal robots are braying about Rush and grassroots Republicans

At it again: Anti-gunners trying to demonize yet another class of firearms

Rep. Frank Pushes For Prosecutions Over Meltdown

Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis? V2

Options for small business owners if card check passes and their business is unionized.


Soaking the rich has consequences

One France Is Enough (0's even beginning to scare the Left Liberals)

575 posted on 03/05/2009 2:08:54 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Chairman ZerØ
Are You Ready for This? A Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

ON PJTV, Michelle Malkin and I talk about Rush Limbaugh, Michael Steele, and the nationwide “tea party” movement. Is the GOP leadership so weak that people have resorted to self-help? Or does this go beyond party?

UPDATE: Reader Brett Rogers writes: “Weak? Or maybe we were so influenced by An Army of Davids that we decided to use the tools at our disposal to do this ourselves… DIY patriotism - no more outsourcing!” Yeah, that’s it!

“Chaos.” Yes, everything is seemingly spinning out of control.
White House Freakout? “You know things are bad when the administration’s economic aides see health care reform as the easy part of their day.”
Congressman: We’re Living in ‘Atlas Shrugged’.
Ouch: “That makes … how many appointments to fail in the Greatest Transition Evah?” I’ve lost count. This morning, I forgot Zinni. It’s gotten so you can’t remember all the transition screw-ups without a cheatsheet.
I found this exchange on GP rather illuminating:
Our resident fascist cheerleader strikes again.

Neither Limbaugh, Steele, or anybody else has any right to speak against our new Leader. We had an election. President Barack Obama rules this country now.

Well. Obviously the First Amendment is now out of fashion. /sarc

Oh, and your new Leader is an incompetent lout who's commissioned and signed a phony "stimulus" bill that will flush nearly twice as much money down the drain as was spent on the Iraq War over six long years. Also, he's an idiot whose Dumbo-sized ears are apparently useless because he doesn't seem to hear the rest of us telling him that he's gone and scared the stockholders of the nation into a mass exodus from the stock market. Sarah Palin, the so-called "Caribou Barbie," has had HUGELY more experience than Obama when it comes to running things with budgets than your Teleprompter Messiah.

Your new Leader just wants the prestige of being able to say "I won; I'm the President" without doing any of the work.

There. I just spoke against your new Leader. What are you going to do about it then?

All of you racist hatemongers had better pay your bills for the centuries of oppression, genocide, and exploitation that you have inflicted upon those who built your imperialist paradise of Amerikkka.

You hammer-and-sickle-wearing freaks are just itching for a civil war, aren't you?

Pay up or we will take it from you. Your time is over.

So you're contemplating mass armed robbery in addition to the massive tax hikes that King Lunatic is contemplating?

Come and take it, then. We've got the guns, and your doofus leader doesn't yet have his private civilian army that was supposed to be as powerful and well-funded as the actual U.S. armed forces, so you might find it a little difficult.

Major Victory Over Attempted Obama Power Grab

Published by AJStrata under All General Discussions


This is excellent news, and proof Americans can pull together to stop even the liberal democrats in DC from going overboard:

The Obama administration has scrapped plans to have the Census Bureau director report directly to the White House, assuaging the concerns of lawmakers.

Commerce Secretary nominee Gary Locke met with key senators Wednesday to reassure them that the 2010 census would be managed by the Commerce Department, and not the White House. 

Fearless Leader just showed some fear. Someone send a dead fish to poor Rahm - he just lost his plan for world domination (so what are you going to do tomorrow night Brain?)

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CA: Campaigns in Bell and Cudahy get ugly

One of the problems I have with our "friends" on the Port Side is that they see everyone ( and everything ) as belonging to a group rather than as individuals- a 4 legs Good, 2 legs bad sort of thing.

Like the Borg Collective.

They miss or overlook the idea that the smallest "group" is the individual, and that if the individual has no rights, neither does the group...

But it's kind of amusing to see these various Sacred Cows at war with each other.

Pity they can't see the dichotomy...

MORE ON “FRIEND OF ANGELO” FRANKLIN RAINES: “Former Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Franklin Raines was offered a 4.125 percent mortgage from Countrywide Financial Corp. in 2003, more than a percentage point less than the national average at the time, according to documents provided by a congressional committee. . . . Raines, Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd and Senator Kent Conrad were among prominent Americans accused of receiving favorable treatment on loans from Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo.”

TEA PARTY UPDATE: Tax Day Tea Party Organizers Readying For April 15.

Plus, protests planned for Tucson and Phoenix.

Plus, Columbus, Ohio.

And a battle-cry: No representation without taxation!


Guess I can see why they’d rather talk about Rush Limbaugh.

UPDATE: Indeed:

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, AND STILL SCORING POINTS: Obama’s Teleprompter Addiction — Advantage, Dean Barnett.

Meanwhile, reader Patrick McNiff writes: “Can you imagine the disparaging comments that would be made against George Bush’s intellect if he couldn’t make a simple six minute announcement without a TelePrompter….”

Behind Dems’ Rush Limbaugh Strategy

March 4th, 2009

From an elated Politico:

Rush Job: Inside Dems’ Limbaugh plan


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.

The strategy took shape after Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville included Limbaugh’s name in an October poll and learned their longtime tormentor was deeply unpopular with many Americans, especially younger voters. Then the conservative talk-radio host emerged as an unapologetic critic of Barack Obama shortly before his inauguration, when even many Republicans were showering him with praise.

Soon it clicked: Democrats realized they could roll out a new GOP bogeyman for the post-Bush era by turning to an old one in Limbaugh, a polarizing figure since he rose to prominence in the 1990s

If Limbaugh himself were to coin a phrase for it, he might call it Operation Rushbo — an idea that started out simply enough but quickly proved to be deeply resonant by a rapid succession of events, say Democrats inside and outside the West Wing.

The seeds were planted in October after Democracy Corps, the Democratic polling company run by Carville and Greenberg, included Limbaugh’s name in a survey and found that many Americans just don’t like him.

“His positives for voters under 40 was 11 percent,” Carville recalled with a degree of amazement, alluding to a question about whether voters had a positive or negative view of the talk show host.

Paul Begala, a close friend of Carville, Greenberg and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, said they found Limbaugh’s overall ratings were even lower than the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s controversial former pastor, and William Ayers, the domestic terrorist and Chicago resident who Republicans sought to tie to Obama during the campaign.

Then came what Begala called “the tripwire.”

But liberals quickly realized that trying to drive a wedge between congressional Republicans and Limbaugh was unlikely to work, and their better move was to paint the GOP as beholden to the talk show host

By February, Carville and Begala were pounding on Limbaugh frequently in their appearances on CNN.

Neither Democrat would say so, but a third source said the two also began pushing the idea of targeting Limbaugh in their daily phone conversations with Emanuel.

Conversations and email exchanges began taking place in and out of the White House not only between the old pals from the Clinton era but also including White House senior adviser David Axelrod, Deputy Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Woodhouse.

The White House needed no more convincing after Limbaugh’s hour-plus performance Saturday, celebrated on the right and mocked on the left, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he re-stated his hope Obama fails.

“He kicked this into full-gear at CPAC by reiterating it,” said a senior White House official of Limbaugh.

By Sunday morning, Emanuel elevated the strategy by bringing up the conservative talker, unprompted, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and calling him the “the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party.” …

David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager last year and a member of his inner circle still, will publish an op-ed in Wednesday’s Washington Post chiding Republicans for being “paralyzed with fear of crossing their leader.”

A senior White House aide has been tasked with helping to guide the Limbaugh strategy.

Outside, Americans United for Choice, a liberal group, and the Democratic National Committee are driving the message, in close consultation with the White House

Media Matters, the left-leaning media watchdog and advocacy group, began a “Limbaugh Wire” web-site Tuesday to track him. “For a long time Americans haven’t really been aware that he’s so influential,” said Eric Burns, the group’s president.

Democrats are now working hard to ensure that changes.

“He’s driving the Republican reluctance to deal with Obama, which Americans want,” said Greenberg. “He’s the policeman [keeping them in line].”

They’ll all get a fresh hook for the story after Wednesday, when a Democratic polling firm goes into the field to test, among other things, Limbaugh’s standing with the public…

Even the Nixon enemies list was not run by his chief of staff. (In fact, Nixon may not have even known about it.)

No, it was run by Chuck Colson and the now Democrat saint, John Dean.

In fact, here is a memo from Dean to Lawrence Higby, dated August 16, 1971, where Dean explained the purpose of the list:

“This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their opposition to our Administration; stated a bit more bluntly—how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.”

But this current strategy is being run by the very most inside of insiders, and they are a very incestuous clique.

Lest we forget, among other things, Mr. Emanuel lived rent-free with the pollster Greenberg for years, as was noted by Dick Morris in the New York Post:



February 17, 2009

… Emanuel is a multimillionaire, but lived for the last five years for free in the tony Capitol Hill townhouse owned by De Lauro and her husband, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.

During that time, he also served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - which gave Greenberg huge polling contracts. It paid Greenberg’s firm $239,996 in 2006 and $317,775 in 2008. (Emanuel’s own campaign committee has also paid Greenberg more than $50,000 since 2004.)…

Emanuel never declared the substantial gift of free rent on any of his financial-disclosure forms. He and De Lauro claim that it was just allowable "hospitality" between colleagues. Hospitality - for five years?

Some experts suggest that it was also taxable income: Over five years, the free rent could easily add up to more than $100,000…

Moreover, Messrs Carville and Begala are longtime business partners, who are only too eager to be hired out.

Mr. Dean (and Goebbels) can only look on in envy at the current White House.

(Thanks to Curvyred for the heads up.)


Brits Miffed With Slave Trade Obsessed Michelle Obama

Hope may finally be making a comeback but not in Great Britain.
The Brits are catching on to the Obamas.
As the American media continues to drool, the Brits are starting to take a closer look at Michelle Obama and don't like what they see.
BluegrassRedstate and The Telegraph reported:

We may just LURVE Michelle's fashion sense. But Michelle doesn't reciprocate our affection, one bit. Her broad-brush view of history associates Brits with the wicked white global hegemony responsible for the slave trade. Never mind that a white, Tory Englishman - William Wilberforce - brought the slave trade to an end. Judging by her record, Michelle does not make room for such subtle nuance.

Consider her notorious statement that: "For the first time in my adult life I am really proud of my country." Consider her (till-recently suppressed) Princeton thesis, "Princeton Educated Blacks And The Black Community."

In it she writes: "I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second."

Here we see that she has mastered the authentic voice of grievance culture. She also - the thesis was written in 1985 - pre-empts the Macpherson report's ludicrous, catch-all definition of racism: "A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person." No matter how hard young Michelle's white undergraduate contemporaries try to be nice, it's not their behaviour that counts, but how Michelle feels.

Dem's War on Small Business May Cause 14% to Fail In Next Year

Talk about a crisis...
14% of small businesses fear they are going to close their doors in the next 12 months because of Democratic policies.
And, it could be even worse than that.

In the 2.3 trillion dollars Democrat spent to stimulate the economy not one dime has gone to small businesses so far.
100% of that 2.3 trillion dollars so far has gone to the top 1% of American companies.
Small businesses are, of course, the engine of the economy.
Small businesses have been virtually ignored by the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress (they aren't big Dem donors). As a result of the crisis, 14% of small businesses are likely to shut their doors in the next year.

Glenn Beck discussed this crisis today with Lloyd Chapman from the American Small Business Association:
Here's more:

** 97% of all new jobs are created by small businesses.
** 70% of our economy is created by small businesses.
** Small business people are the ones who make around $250,000 per year, in that area.

If 14% of small businesses closed their doors this year it would be an absolute disaster.

Related... Already this year Obama signed legislation that discriminates against 84 percent of U.S. construction workers who choose not to join a labor union. The companies they work for will not be allowed to bid on government jobs.

Economic Disaster Continues-- Dow Tanks 4.1%... Jim Cramer Blasts Obama Team

The Obama disaster continues.
The Dow slid another 4.1% today.

The Dow sank to a 12 year low today.

Also today, CNBC host Democrat Jim Cramer blasted the Obama Administration and Democrats for the disaster we are witnessing.
Mainstreet reported:

I am a fight-not-flight guy, so I was on my hackles when I heard White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' answer to a question about my pointed criticism of the president on multiple venues, including the Today Show.

"I'm not entirely sure what he's pointing to to make some of the statements," Gibbs said about my point that President Obama's budget may be one of the great wealth destroyers of all time. "And you can go back and look at any number of statements he's made in the past about the economy and wonder where some of the backup for those are, too."

Huh? Backup? Look at the incredible decline in the stock market, in all indices, since the inauguration of the president, with the drop accelerating when the budget plan came to light because of the massive fear and indecision the document sowed: Raising taxes on the eve of what could be a second Great Depression, destroying the profits in healthcare companies (one of the few areas still robust in the economy), tinkering with the mortgage deduction at a time when U.S. house price depreciation is behind much of the world's morass and certainly the devastation affecting our banks, and pushing an aggressive cap and trade program that could raise the price of energy for millions of people.

The market's the effect; much of what the president is fighting for is the cause. The market's signal can't be ignored. It's too palpable, too predictive to be ignored, despite the prattle that the market's predicted far more recessions than we have.

Gibbs went on to say, "If you turn on a certain program, it's geared to a very small audience. No offense to my good friends or friend at CNBC, but the president has to look out for the broader economy and the broader population."

How much I wish it were true right now that stocks played less of a role in peoples' lives. But stocks, along with housing, are our principal forms of wealth in this country. Only the people who have lifetime tenure, insured solid pensions and rent homes but own no stocks personally are unaffected. Sure that's a lot of people, but believe me, they aspire to have homes and portfolios. If we only want to help those who have no wealth to destroy, we are not helping the majority of Americans; we are not helping the broader population.

...Obama has undeniably made things worse by creating an atmosphere of fear and panic rather than an atmosphere of calm and hope. He's done it by pushing a huge amount of change at a very perilous moment, by seeking to demonize the entire banking system and by raising taxes for those making more than $250,000 at the exact time when we need them to spend and build new businesses, and by revoking deductions for funds to charity that help eliminate the excess supply of homes.

We had a banking crisis coming into this regime, but now every area is in crisis. Each day is worse than the previous one for this miserable economy and while Obama's champions cite the stimulus plan, it's really just a hodgepodge of old Democratic pork and will not create nearly as many manufacturing or service jobs as we hoped. China's stimulus plan is the model; ours is the parody.
How sad.
Legal Insurrection calls this Jim Cramer's mea culpa.

Meanwhile, the TARP money is being forced on banks that don't need it.

576 posted on 03/06/2009 1:10:11 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Local Gun Sales BOOMING: Economy, prospect of stricter regulations fuels firearms rush

Thou Shalt Not Dissent



Obama Admirers ^
This cult of personality stuff is downright creepy.

Brits Not Happy With Slave Trade Obsessed Michelle Obama


Anger management


Sarcramento struggles with spiralling homelessness [tent city] problem

 wasting away again in Obamaville...

Susan Estrich: Rush-Hour Frustration (She counsels Dems to back-off from Mr. Limbaugh)

Rush In A Hurry -- Obama Plays Games, America Plunges

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s big bang agenda [nails it!]

Obama to Beef Up PA (terrorist) Army

Subprime Mortgages: 48% Late or Foreclosed


577 posted on 03/06/2009 1:54:02 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Timeline shows Bush, McCain warning Dems of financial and housing crisis; meltdown..(Video)

The Delphi Technique, what it is and how to counter it

The 300 Billion Dollar Bailout of Sharia Finance

MacRanger has an interesting article about the WSJ poll.

"Lies, Damn Lies and WSJ/NBC News Polls"

This is so unbelievable, it’s well unbelievable. The lastest WSJ/NBC News Poll finds all kinds of great support for THE ONE. That is until you read the internal sampling.

Strong Democrat ………………………………….. 23
Not very strong Democrat ……………………… 8
Independent/lean Democrat ………………….. 12
Strictly independent………………………………. 20
Independent/lean Republican………………… 10
Not very strong Republican …………………… 7
Strong Republican………………………………… 13
Other (VOL) ……………………………………….. 4
Not sure …………………………………………….. 3

So 23/12/20 on Democrat/Independent vs. 13/7/12 Republican. I knew the media is drinking the Obama Juice, but now they’re getting drunk on it. Little wonder no one trusts them and they are going bankrupt...

Secret Service in Marysville

So we can't post any comments that contain 'key words' or phrases without being bothered by the Secret Service?

Remember this:

July 10, 1996
“You suck, and those boys died!”

Secret Service may let 2 who `insulted’ Clinton off hook.

Speaker Pelosi Backs Senate Amendment to Regulate Talk Radio

U.S. Army To Buy $6 Million Of Riot Equipment (Obama plans to crush citizen protests this summer)

The Groundwork Has Already Been Laid for Martial Law

This is about the PTB wanting an iron fist to implement their plans for a one world gov. "Sec. 1042 of the Act, "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies," effectively overturns what is known as posse comitatus."

The Possible Mastermind of a Police State in America

Freepers have to plan for the day when the internet is disabled or shut down

A spokesman for General James Cartwright, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, states that the Obama Administration wants to have soldiers and officers pledge a loyalty oath directly to the office of the President, and no longer to the Constitution.

"Sources at the White House had a different point of view. In a circular distributed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the rationale for the change was made more clear."

The President feels that the military has been too indoctrinated by the old harbingers of hate: nationalism, racism, and classism. By removing an oath to the American society, the soldiers are less likely to commit atrocities like those at Abu Ghraib."

The time frame for the changes are unknown. However, it is more likely that the changes will be made around the July 4th holiday, in order to dampen any potential backlash. The difference in the oath will actually only be slight. The main differences will be the new phrasing.
It is expected that the oath to the Constitution will be entirely phased out within two years.

Comin' to Ø-Merica soon:

Waiting Lists For Surgery In Canada

Barack Obama may subject US troops to International Criminal Court

Limbaugh Predicts "Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care Bill" (Rats in a Rage Alert)

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578 posted on 03/06/2009 3:46:18 PM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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HEIGHTENING THE CONTRADICTIONS: “The contrast is no longer between the young, personable, historic candidate Obama and a creaky, cranky old Republican White Guy, it’s between what America thought it was getting in a President Obama (cool, reasonable and beyond partisanship) and what it now sees as the reality of a President Obama (government spending out of control, an uncertain hand on foreign policy, broken promises, more bureaucrats, etc. etc.). Put another way - what we see now is neither what we were promised, nor what we expected.”

UPDATE: Speaking of contradictions: A Reid/Pelosi swearing match.


Plus, a news story on plans for a rally tomorrow in Green Bay. Video at the link.

And, another case of tea party spirit going local: 350 People Attend Anti County Government Tea Party in Yonkers.

And a bumper sticker? Or maybe it should be this one.

UPDATE: A list of protests scheduled for tomorrow, in case one is near you. L.A., Monterey, Kansas City, South Florida, Boise, Harrisburg, and more.


Plus, a roundup of Rand commentary from the blogosphere. And remember, kids — if going “John Galt” doesn’t appeal, you can always go “Tim Geithner.” That way you get to speak about the importance of compassionate government, without having to foot the bill. Win/win! (Warning — the I.R.S. may treat you less sympathetically than a man nominated to be its boss.)

UPDATE: Reader C.J. Burch emails: “Thanks for this…read the comments. Breaks down thus…people who have had jobs and businesses. People who haven’t. By the end of the year the people who haven’t worked a real job (outside of government or academia or the press) or run a business are in for one hell of a surprise.”

MORE: “A time for choosing.”

The “Going Galt” phenom spreads; Whoopi goes on anti-tax rant

March 6, 2009 05:15 PM by Michelle Malkin99 Comments | 10 Trackbacks

"These are truly amazing and very frightening times we are in. Ayn Rand’s book is so accurate that it has me spooked. Thanks for helping to keep me and all the other readers informed Michelle, you are truly the best. Thank you."

Rush played the clip during lunch. Buyers remorse to the max.

The Messiah Obama (otherwise referred to as that Chicago Thug) turns out to be a pig in a poke!

On March 6th, 2009 at 6:49 pm, secondsight said:

Honeymoon over; notice the shifty eyes in this illustration:

That illustration should earn Philip Burke an IRS audit–thou shall not criticize, challenge nor mock He Who’s Middle Name is Hussein.

cowmate Behar! I am still laughing.

WELL, IT WORKED FOR MSNBC UNDER BUSH: Glenn Beck strikes ratings gold by challenging Barack Obama. And it’s working for Rush Limbaugh. The Obama White House’s tendency to lash out at critics by name provides added incentive, of course.

BUSINESS WEEK: Did Obama Cause The Stock Slide? “BusinessWeek interviewed a wide array of investment professionals, and many said the first six weeks of the Obama Administration have soured their outlook on the stock market.”

UPDATE: A reader emails: “From Election Day 2000 to Election Day 2008, the S&P 500 fell 29.8%. From Election Day 2008 til this afternoon, it’s down 33.3%.” Ouch.

ANOTHER UPDATE: More at Betsy’s Page.

IT GETS CHILLY AT NIGHT, if you’re one of the “little people.”

One funny thing about Democrats--the leading ones, anyway--is that they're pretty much all rich. I mean really rich, not "rich" like you and your spouse together make $250,000 a year, so now you have to pay someone else's mortgage.

This makes for a lot of amusing moments; one of them took place today when Nancy Pelosi teamed up with Brad Pitt for a media availability on rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Pelosi has never earned much money herself, but she is married to a fabulously rich real estate developer who lets her be Speaker of the House to give her something to occupy her time. What Pitt's role in the proceedings was, I'm not sure. Also present was Jim Clyburn, Congressman from South Carolina and the Majority Whip:

PITT: Thank you. Thank you. I just want to say thank you to the speaker for opening up her doors for us to come in and discuss the rebuilding effort, the current rebuilding effort going on in New Orleans and how we can expand this idea of affordability and sustainability because we think we have a model to works.

Thank you.

PELOSI: You might be interested in knowing, Mr. Clyburn and I were just hearing a little bit. We're going to hear more now, but Mr. Clyburn is the head of our Katrina Task Force. So he's led us delegations down to the Gulf Coast area many times.

And we were listening with great satisfaction to the fact that not are [sic] these homes -- wonderful homes for these families -- not are [sic] they built to a green standard, but they have a utility bill of under $10 a month.

PITT: It's possible.

PELOSI: It's possible to have a utility bill under $10 a month.

I suppose it might be, if your house is a ten-foot cube, and you have an outhouse, no heating or air conditioning, and no telephone. Ten dollars could possibly cover your water bill. Do you think that either Brad Pitt or Nancy Pelosi has any idea how much utilities actually cost? I doubt it. This is a photo of one of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's homes, a $70 million estate in France:


What do you suppose those utilities might cost? Ten dollars a minute? Do you think the Pitt/Jolie home--this is one of many, no doubt--is "sustainable," whatever that means?

I couldn't find a photo of the Pelosis' principal residence, probably because security guards keep papparazzi at a safe distance. But this is a nice shot of the Pelosis' California vineyard, which uses non-union labor; click to enlarge:


Do you suppose that growing grapes and making wine consumes some pretty formidable utilities? Yes, I think so too. But that's different, of course; no need to be "sustainable" when you're rich.

I'm not sure how Clyburn got invited to this party, but he was treated as a bit of a poor relation:

PELOSI: Mr. Clyburn, did you want to say anything?

CLYBURN: Thank you, Madam Speaker.

And thank you, Brad.

I did not realize when the speaker asked me to chair the Katrina- Rita Task Force that it would lead to my getting in a position to make my grandchildren so envious of me because this effort brought the two of us, Brad Pitt and myself, together. In a Time-Picayune, in an editorial some time ago, talked about the benevolence of strangers.

PELOSI: The kindness of strangers.

CLYBURN: The kindness of strangers.

I have no idea what phrase the Times-Picayune used in its editorial, and I doubt that Pelosi does either. But she assumed the reference must be to A Streetcar Named Desire and "corrected" Clyburn, which was entirely needless, and rude, even if accurate. But, hey--if you're a Democrat, you never get off the plantation, do you? Clyburn isn't rich.

Meanwhile, those "sustainable" homes in New Orleans with utility bills that total under $10 a month are either a complete fiction, or the recipients of heavy (but unmentioned) taxpayer subsidies.

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NEVER WASTE A GOOD CRISIS: “What if George Bush or Dick Cheney had said something like that openly? It’s the kind of line that people used to imagine Bush people saying in secret.”

BLOOMBERG IS CALLING IT the “Obama Bear Market.”

UPDATE: Key quote: “It speaks to the carnage that’s in the economy and the lack of confidence in the measures that have been announced.”

"Don't blame me."

"I voted for the teleprompter." *

Update - streamlining the technology.

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Priceless photo of the day: Homeless…with a cellphone

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Smile, you’re on candid cell phone camera!

Post Office Spends Millions On Houses

March 6th, 2009

Some actual investigative reporting from CNN:

The Postal Service bought this 8,400-square-foot South Carolina home so an employee could relocate.

Postal Service draws criticism for $1.2 million home buy

March 5, 2009

By Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost and Jessi Joseph

LAKE WATEREE, South Carolina (CNN) — At a time when the U.S. Postal Service says it is experiencing a financial crisis, it purchased a $1.2 million home from an employee so he could relocate, a CNN investigation has found.

Postal Service spokesman Greg Frey said the home will be resold, as others have been.

"It’s not like we threw away a million dollars," Frey told CNN. "We are hoping it’s going to go for the appraised value."

But a real estate agent in the area said the home could be a tough sell in a depressed housing market — and the USPS said it lost an average of more than $58,000 on the 500-plus homes its relocation program bought and sold in 2008.

The 8,400-square-foot, six-bedroom home on Lake Wateree, about 30 miles north of Columbia, is likely to be the last million-dollar home purchased by the Postal Service. A $1 million cap on homes eligible for the relocation program took effect in February, Frey said.

But the program has raised eyebrows among critics and is under scrutiny by the USPS inspector-general’s office in the wake of a CNN investigation.

The South Carolina home belonged to Ronald Hopson, the former postmaster in Lexington, South Carolina, and his wife, Evelyn. The property includes five acres, four bathrooms, two half-baths and an indoor swimming pool.

Hopson is now the customer service manager for the USPS branch in Carrollton, Texas

Some U.S. government agencies do the same thing, but with limits on how much they will spend. For example, the Food and Drug Administration limits its relocation assistance to homes under $330,000.

Frey said the average cost of the 1,022 homes purchased through the USPS relocation program in 2007 and 2008 was $257,874. Fifteen of those remain on the market, he said.

Of the 1,022, 14 cost between $1 million and $2.8 million. All of those have been sold, Frey said, but typically at a loss once closing costs, attorneys fees and commissions are paid.

In 2007, after the U.S. housing boom peaked, the USPS lost an average of $50,542 on each deal, he said. In 2008, with the market in full retreat, the average loss climbed to $58,397…

No wonder stamps cost so much, what with the Post Office dabbling in the real estate business.

But is it really so hard to recruit people for the cushy jobs at the post office that you have to buy their houses?

No, it’s just another example of what happens when bureaucrats have too much money and too little accountability.

(Thanks to Canary for the heads up.)


Today's Obama Economy May Be Worse Than Great Depression

Several economists are starting to see that Obama inherited a bad situation and made it much, much worse.

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This chart shows that the current economy is tracking right with the Great Depression.

Another disillusioned economist comes down hard on the Socialist in Chief.
Donald Luskin at Smart Money reported, via Free Republic:

Today's stock market isn't just the “worst since the Great Depression,” like they're so fond of saying. No, it's even worse than the Great Depression.

Take a look at the chart, below. It shows the daily progress of the S&P 500 in terms of percentage change from the very top. The brown line is the change from the recent all-time highs on October 9, 2007. The blue line is the change from the all-time highs just before the Great Depression, September 6, 1929.

As of yesterday's close (Thursday, March 5), the S&P 500 has lost 56.4% from its all-time highs 513 days ago. At the same point in the bear market associated with the Great Depression, that is at the 513 day mark, the S&P 500 had only lost -- only! -- 49%.

In other words, to be no worse than the catastrophe that happened to stocks in the Great Depression, the S&P 500 today would have to rally 17%.

Looking forward, if stocks are going to continue along the same bleak path they followed during the Great Depression, then I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we're halfway through it. In the Great Depression, the bear market lasted 997 days. We passed that halfway mark two weeks ago. Maybe that's what Barack Obama meant when he said, as he signed the so-called “stimulus” bill, that this was “the beginning of the end.”

He signed that bill on Friday the 13th, by the way. Which brings me to the bad news. By the time the bear market was over in the Great Depression, on that 997th day, the S&P 500 had lost 86.2% from the top. To match that, we'd have to fall another 68.3% from here. Hmmm…maybe that's what the president meant when he said this was “the beginning of the end.”

We can't blame President Obama for the mess he inherited. But we can definitely blame him for making it worse. Stocks are off 28.4% since his election, 15.2% since his inauguration, and 17.2% since his so-called “stimulus” bill was enacted. To say the very least, whatever he's doing, it ain't working.

I have to say I'm a little surprised. I didn't support Obama in the campaign, but I had expected that the wave of good feelings from the election of such a charismatic man would help lift the economy and the markets out of their doldrums. And while I don't agree at all with his liberal orientation in economic policy, at least I thought he was generally a centrist who wouldn't muck things up too much or too quickly.
Not all of us are so surprised, Donald.
The fact that so many intelligent people believed the most liberal senator would lead as a centrist is what is really shocking.

Related... Doug Ross looks at the causes behind the Meltdown.

It's Friday... Time for the "Abortion President" to Sign Legislation to Use Taxpayer Money to Kill Embryos

It's Friday... Time for President Obama to sign some more abortion legislation.

A year ago Obama told Pastor Rick Warren that he wasn't sure at what point a baby gets human rights.
It was above above his paygrade:
But that was last year.
A funny thing happened after the election.
Obama suddenly figured it out.

And, again for those of you who missed it...
One of the most outrageous and dishonest campaign websites this year was Obama's mock "Pro-Life" website paid for by George Soros that suggested Obama was pro-Life.

In reality Obama was the most radical pro-abortion and infanticide candidate in the last 35 years. Barack Obama even voted 4 times to support infanticide.

Already, Obama has signed several major pieces of abortion legislation in his first 50 days in office.
Today it was announced that he will use taxpayer money to kill embryos.
FOX News reported:

One of the most outspoken abortion opponents in Congress labeled President Obama the "abortion president" on Friday in response to news that Obama intended to sign an executive order Monday lifting restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., accused Obama of launching two attacks on pro-life measures. In addition to lifting President Bush's stem cell restrictions, Obama intends to lift regulations from the Bush administration that allow health care providers and institutions to refuse to participate in abortions on grounds of conscience.

Smith labeled Obama's stem cell policy an expansion of "human embryo experimentation."

"Why does the president persist in the dehumanizing of nascent human life when better alternatives exist? Human embryo-destroying stem cell research is not only unethical, unworkable and unreliable- it is now, demonstrably unnecessary," Smith said.

...Under President Bush, taxpayer money for that research was limited to a small number of stem cell lines that were created before Aug. 9, 2001, lines that in many cases had some drawbacks that limited their potential usability.
** One Day After Roe v Wade Anniversary Obama Signs Legislation to Fund Foreign Abortions
** Despite Economic Crisis Senate Votes to Fund Foreign Abortions
** Because 42 Million Global Abortions Are Not Enough... Obama Will Use Taxpayer $$$ to Pay For More
** Vatican Blasts "Arrogant" Obama For Funding International Abortions
** It's Friday... Time For Obama To Free the Terrorists & Kill The Unborn
** It's Friday... Obama Moves to Strike Down Another Bush Abortion Law

Hugo Chavez Calls On Obama To Follow Path of Socialism

Obviously, Hugo did not have to ask twice.
Obama and the democrats are already 3 steps ahead of him.

In fact, Many Americans including the tea party protesters think it might be too late.
Obama embraced socialism a long time ago.

Drudge reported:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called upon US President Barack Obama to follow the path to socialism, which he termed as the "only" way out of the global recession. "Come with us, align yourself, come with us on the road to socialism. This is the only path. Imagine a socialist revolution in the United States," Chavez told a group of workers in the southern Venezuelan state of Bolivar.

The controversial Venezuelan leader, who taunted the United States as a source of capitalistic evil under former president George W Bush, added that the United States needs a leader who can take it to a "higher" destiny and bring it out of "the sad role that it has been given, as a murderous, attacking power that is hated all around the world."

Chavez said that people are calling Obama a "socialist" for the measures of state intervention he is taking to counter the crisis, so it would not be too far-fetched to suggest that he might join the project of "21st century socialism" that the Venezuelan leader is heading.

"Nothing is impossible. Who would have thought in the 1980s that the Soviet Union would disappear? No one," he said.

"That murderous, genocidal empire has to end, and some day there has to come a leader ... who interprets the best of a people who also include human beings who suffer, endure, weep and laugh," the outspoken Chavez said.
Who knows?
Chavez may have found himself another brother.

Trickle Down Bumbling... Hillary Goofs On Russian Gift Exchange (Video)

Trickle down bumbling...
Hillary Tells Russian Diplomat She Wants to 'Overcharge' Ties.

She thought she was giving him a "restart" button.
Instead it was an "overcharge" button."
Nice work.
This must be what they call "smart power."
Fox News reported:

Note to self: When trying to improve ties with a former Cold War-era foe, check a dictionary.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned that lesson the hard way Friday when she presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a gift bearing an incorrect translation -- one that implied hostility, rather than peacemaking.

Clinton presented Lavrov with a gift-wrapped red button, which said "Reset" in English and "Peregruzka" in Russian. The problem was, "peregruzka" doesn't mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded.

And Lavrov called her out on it.

"We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?" Clinton asked Lavrov.

"You got it wrong," Lavrov said. "This says 'peregruzka,' which means overcharged."
Ouch. You just know Hillary dropped a few f-bombs she's famous for back stage after that gift bombed.

An assistant shows the mock 'reset' button that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva Friday. (AP Photo)

Goracle Lashes Out at Critics-- Refuses to Debate Junk Science (Video)

Arctic sea ice growth finished the year in 2008 at the same level as 1979.
The oceans have been cooling since 2003.
Sea ice is growing at the fastest pace on record.
Greenland's glaciers are stabilizing.
There are growing fears of a coming freeze worse than the ice age.
Alaskan Sea Glaciers are advancing for the first time in 250 years.
And, for the second straight year the Earth is, in fact, cooling... not warming.

This US Climate Map October 2007-November 2008 showed that temperatures were well below normal throughout the US in 2008.

But, don't dare question the Goracle about his junk science.

Al Gore-- A classic liberal in action.

Al Gore refused to take questions at a climate conference this week and lashed out at non-believers.
KNX reported:

Former Vice President Al Gore repeated his message that climate change is a planetary emergency at the WSJ’s Eco:nomics conference in California. The Nobel-prize winner declined to take any questions from reporters, but he did receive a couple of challenges from attendees, including Bjorn Lomborg. But don’t expect Mr. Gore to debate the merits of how best to tackle climate change anytime soon.

Mr. Gore stuck to his prepared script about the urgency of taking action to curb global greenhouse-gas emissions, down to well-worn phrases he trots out at conferences across the country: America is at "a political tipping point" on climate change, and even if Washington has failed to address the energy challenge in the last 35 years, "political will is a renewable resource."

But he was challenged by Mr. Lomborg, the Danish skeptical environmentalist who thinks the world would be better off spending more money on health and education issues than curbing carbon emissions.

"I don’t mean to corner you, or maybe I do mean to corner you, but would you be willing to have a debate with me on that point?" asked the polo-shirt wearing Dane.

"I want to be polite to you," Mr. Gore responded. But, no. "The scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse. We have long since passed the time when we should pretend this is a ‘on the one hand, on the other hand’ issue," he said. "It’s not a matter of theory or conjecture, for goodness sake," he added.
Get some cajones, Al, and debate someone on your junk science.
For goodness sake.

Another Record!... Obama's Market Decline Worst For New Prez in 90 Years

Obama keeps racking up those records...
** The stock market had its worst January in 113 years.
** This was followed by the worst February for the stock market since 1933.
** Don't forget the record unemployment rate.
** Obama's budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, and adds more to the debt than all previous presidents -- from George Washington to George W. Bush -- combined.

And, now this...
The Dow has dropped faster under Obama than any other new president in 90 years.

Today the Dow continued its decline.
Fox News reported:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen faster under President Obama than under any new president in at least 90 years, according to a review conducted by Bloomberg.

Bloomberg reports that since Inauguration Day, the Dow has fallen 20 percent, leading at least one investor to dub this the "Obama bear market." The Dow has also dropped 31 percent since Election Day.

Despite a string of government bailout offers and Obama's advice earlier this week that Americans should be buying stock while shares are low, the Dow has continued to freefall.

Bloomberg reported that Obama is at risk of breaking a historical trend -- in which the Dow soars an average of close to 10 percent in the first year after a Democrat wins the presidency.
But there's hope!
Today the Obama Administration started taking economic advice from Twitter.

Alinsky Fan Clinton Tells Europeans: "Never Waste a Good Crisis"

Barack Obama is not the only fan of Saul Alinsky in the Administration.

Saul Alinksy's Rules for Radicals is a favorite in leftist circles.

It was no accident that Hillary Clinton chose to write about Saul Alinsky for her senior thesis at Wellesley College. Hillary was a huge fan of the radical socialist. She is well versed on the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" of forcing political change through manufactured crisis.
James Simpson wrote more about this at the American Thinker.

Today, Hillary Clinton reverted back to her Alinsky ways.
She urged her European audience to, "Never waste a good crisis," and force expensive green energy programs on the continent.
Reuters reported, via Drudge:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience on Friday "never waste a good crisis," as she highlighted the opportunity of rebuilding economies in a greener, less energy intensive model.

Highlighting Europe's unease the day after Russia warned that gas exports to the EU via Ukraine might be halted, she also condemned the use of energy as a political lever.

Clinton told young Europeans at the European Parliament global economic turmoil provided a fresh opening: "Never waste a good crisis ... Don't waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security."

Europe sees the United States as a crucial ally in global climate talks in Copenhagen in December, after President Barack Obama signaled a new urgency in tackling climate change, in stark contrast to his predecessor George W. Bush.

Unemployment Rate Reaches Record High Under Obama

The economy continues to shrink with Barack Obama and the anti-business Democrats in charge.
...But Obama did save 25 jobs for one year today.

(Numbers from Misery Index)

The unemployment rate is now the highest its been since 1983 when Ronald Reagan started to turn the economy around after the disaster of the Carter years.
The AP reported:

The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs amid a deepening recession.

Both figures were worse than analysts expected and the Labor Department's report shows America's workers being clobbered by a relentless wave of layoffs unlikely to ease anytime soon.

The net loss of 651,000 jobs in February came after even deeper payroll reductions in the prior two months, according to revised figures released Friday. The economy lost 681,000 jobs in December and another 655,000 in January.
The American Small Business Association already announced that 14% of small businesses may close this year due to the hostile policies of the Obama Administration.
This will add significantly to the unemployment numbers.

It's too bad the democrats wouldn't listen to Goerge Bush or John McCain when they had the chance.

More... It's pretty obvious already-- Obama is No Reagan.

Brrrr... Another Rare Occurence-- Great Lakes Freeze Up Again

Island Turtle reported that 3 of the 5 Great Lakes once again froze solid this year:

The freezing of the Great Lakes happens about once a decade. The last time was in 2003 and before that 1994, according to Ice Service records, and it was 1982 before that.

It looks like we are starting to see a pattern here:
Arctic sea ice growth finished the year in 2008 at the same level as 1979.
The oceans have been cooling since 2003.
Sea ice is growing at the fastest pace on record.
Greenland's glaciers are stabilizing.
There are growing fears of a coming freeze worse than the ice age.
Alaskan Sea Glaciers are advancing for the first time in 250 years.
And, for the second straight year the Earth is, in fact, cooling... not warming.

This US Climate Map October 2007-November 2008 showed that temperatures were well below normal throughout the US in 2008.

But, despite the myriad of evidence against the global warming hoax, the media and politicians continue to cling to their junk science.
Business and Media Institute reported:

Temperatures have plummeted to record or near-record lows in 32 states this winter. On March 2, a global warming protest in Washington, D.C. was buried by nearly a foot of snow. And a new study warns that the Earth could be in for a 30-year cooling trend. Reality is not cooperating with the network news’ global warming theme, yet reporters are unwilling to even discuss the possibility that the Earth is cooling.

Global warming alarmists repeatedly link weather phenomena like tornadoes, hurricanes, ice melt, droughts and wildfires with global warming and the media embrace the stories. Yet, when cities or regions are buried in snow like the city of Chenzhou, China was in February 2008 there wasn’t a word about climate change in the cooling direction.

“It is being called China’s Hurricane Katrina,” NBC anchor Brian Williams said on Feb. 4, 2008. “… the month of blizzards that have brought it [China] to a virtual standstill. Millions have been stranded. Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless.” Williams didn’t chalk up the devastation to global cooling, of course. That doesn’t fit the media’s warming narrative.

James Hansen, a leading global warming alarmist, promoted a “civil disobedience” protest at a Washington, D.C. coal power plant March 2. The protestors claim that coal – and its carbon emissions are a cause of global warming. Hansen and his friends were greeted with 8 inches of snow, “strong” winds and below freezing temperatures.
Brrrr... Antarctica Records Record High Ice Cap Growth
Brrrr... South America Has Coldest Winter in a 90 Years
Brrrr... Iraqis See First Snow in 100 Years As Sign of Peace
Brrrr... Worst Snowstorms in a Decade in China Cause Rioting
Brrrr... Jerusalem Grinds to a Halt As Rare Snowstorm Blasts City
Brrrr... Worst Snowstorms in 50 Years Continue to Cripple China
Brrrr... China Suffers Coldest Winter in 100 Years
Brrrr... Pakistan Suffers Lowest Temps in 70 Years-- 260 Dead
Brrrr... Record Cold Hits Central Asia-- 654 Dead in Afghanistan
Brrrr... Severe Weather Kills Dozens in Kashmir
Brrrr... Tajikistan Crisis!! Coldest Winter in 25 Years!
Brrrr... Record Cold Wave Blasts Mumbai, India
Brrrr... Snow and Ice in San Diego?
Brrrr... Wisconsin Snowfall Record Shattered
Brrrr... The Disappearing Arctic Ice Is Back And It's Thick
Brrrr... Turkey's snowiest winter continues.
Brrrr... Record Cold & Snow Blankets Acropolis in Greece (Video)
Brrrr... Longest Ever Cold Spell Kills Cattle & Rice in Vietnam
Brrrr... Most Snow Cover Over North America Since 1966
Brrrr... Australia Suffers Through Coldest Summer in 50 Years
Brrrr... Record Snowfall Slams Ohio River Valley
Brrrr... New Data Gives Global Warming the Cold Shoulder
Brrrr... Global Cooling Causes Armed Clashes in Canada
Brrrr... Snake Oil Salesman Admits to Ca$hing In on Global Warming Hysteria
Brrrr... New Research Claims Earth Sliding Into an Ice Age
Brrrr... Blizzard Blasts South Dakota-- 4 Feet of Snow Reported
Brrrr... An Inconvenient Debate- Czech Pres. Challenges Gore
Brrrr... Record Snow Blankets Spokane, Washington In June!
Brrrr... Peru Declares Emergency-- Cold Kills 61 Children & 5,000 Alpacas
Brrrr... Arctic Sea Ice Levels Are Up By 1,000,000 Square Kilometers
Brrrr... Denver Breaks 118 Year-Old Cold Record-- Arctic Ice Refuses to Melt
Brrrr... NASA Reports Bogus Global Warming Numbers- Again
Brrrr... Goracle: Mayan Civilization Collapsed Because of Climate Change, Too
Brrrr... Global Warming Predictions Overestimated-- Its a Hoax
Brrrr... It's Snowing in the Desert But Gore Warns the North Pole Is Melting
Brrrr... CNN Meteorologist Says GW Theory 'Arrogant' (Video)
Brrrr... Ice Comes Early to Lake Superior For First Time in 17 Years
Brrrr... Sea Ice Ends Year At Same Level As 1979
Brrrr... Goofy Hillary Says "Global Warming May Incite New Wars"
Brrrr... "Shivering" Al Gore Gets Put on Ice
Brrrr... Snow Falls in UAE For 2nd Time In Recorded History
Brrrr... Al Gore Braves Snow & Ice to Testify to Congress on Global Warming
Brrrr... Record Storm Dumps Foot of Snow on DC Global Warming Protesters

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Cube-steak Americans vs. the Wagyu-beef White House

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 6, 2009 11:44 AM

My syndicated column today spotlights the return of thrift in individual American households — a phenomenon that stands in stark contrast to the unmitigated profligacy embraced by Barack Obama’s White House.

Opposition is growing to the confisctory spending train: Witness the Senate Republican success in delaying the omni-pork, coupled with the aggressive House GOP call this morning for a spending freeze, on top of the growing unease among both liberal and moderate Democrats, on top of the burgeoning Tea Party and Going Galt movements.

Can we hope for change? Yes, we can. In the meantime, feel free to share how you are tightening your belts and practicing the personal responsibility to which our president pays loquacious lip service.


Cube-steak Americans vs. the Wagyu-beef White House
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

Maybe thrift isn’t dead after all. The Year of the Bottomless Bailout has yielded a much-needed correction in the lives of ordinary Americans. While government fiscal restraint is AWOL in Washington, individual frugality has made a cultural comeback. Better late than never.

In large and small ways, we are cutting back. An online Zogby International survey this week reported that 70 percent of households are foregoing movies and restaurants. Forty percent of those polled said they were delaying the purchase of major items such as automobiles, homes entertainment electronics, or a computer; the same percent said they were giving up vacations. Notably, Reuters pointed out, “nearly 80 percent of younger adults, aged 18-29, said they have scaled back on going out, compared to 55 percent of people 65 years and older.”

Pollster John Zogby called the results “depressing.” I beg to differ. Out of necessity, a consumption-based society is learning to live within its means. For decades, government policies fueled that insatiable appetite — and new government programs are desperately trying to preserve it. But the Obama administration’s frantic efforts to encourage more brainless home-buying, car-buying, and consumer borrowing aren’t producing their desired results. Generational theft, it seems, has a silver lining.

The phenomenon is spreading beyond America’s borders. London-based economic journalist Hamish McRae recently observed: “We may be on the cusp of a big socioeconomic shift. We have had half a century when the developed world has gradually moved away from regarding thrift as a virtue. It has moved at different speeds in different countries, faster in the US and UK than in Germany or China…We have created the institutional structure that has supported this shift: from credit cards to collateralised debt obligations (CDOs). The world has clearly reached a point where it can go no further down that road…The pendulum will swing back. How far and how fast we cannot tell, but we can be sure that debt will be regarded differently a generation from now.”

President Obama, celebrated by his liberal media admirers for a miraculous ability to groove with the common man, hasn’t yet caught on to the new age of individual austerity. As always, he talks a good game of “personal responsibility” and “sacrifice.” But while penny-pinching Americans head to Sonic Drive-Ins for $1 everyday value meals or stay at home for cheap cube-steak dinners (sales of the inexpensive meat are up 10 percent), the White House serves up high-grade Wagyu beef to congressional revelers. The luxury item was on the menu for the bipartisan stimulus dinner in January and was also served up at the governors’ dinner hosted at the White House two weeks ago.

Team Obama’s image experts, perhaps hung over from all the Camelot-recreating Wednesday cocktail parties that are now a signature of the new administration, have fallen down on the job. The man who scolded Americans for wasting energy and turning their thermostats too high still hasn’t lowered his own. “He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” senior adviser David Axelrod snickered to the New York Times in January. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

In flyover country, the mood could not be more different. Party time is over. I heard from a reader in northwest Arkansas, now upside down on her house with two college-age kids who is preparing to tighten the family belt. President Obama, meet personal responsibility:

“We are ultimately responsible for the mess we are in. If my husband and I have to live in his pick-up and get ready for work at the community gym, so be it. If we lose our jobs, we will move in with [my husband's] mother, and he will hunt and I will garden. We have never been on unemployment, welfare, nor other assistance. We are Americans. Our ancestors fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and his brother fought in Vietnam. Our family has faced tougher foes than this economy and Barak Obama. We will do as true Americans do; we will not whine, we will persevere.”

Waste not, want not: Outside of Washington, it’s the renewed American way.

580 posted on 03/07/2009 2:36:34 AM PST by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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