Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The World Wearies of the Narcissist-in-Chief

by Joy Tiz, Canada Free Press.

“The beauty of being a narcissist is that even when disaster stares you in the face, you feel neither doubt nor remorse.” —Carl Vogel, A Field Guide to Narcissism

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are becoming perturbed about the president’s “I - ME” fixation - the manifest hubris of Obama. His opening line at the UN speech was “The world has great expectations of ME…” as though the force of his charisma is enough to tame maniacal despots - that his words are all we need – never mind that they are pure perfidy.

Obama is also causing angst among our allies. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is especially irked with him. On Greta van Susteren, Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that at the UN general assembly, Obama’s advisors told him not to interfere with his “fantasy about global disarmament” by bringing up the incontrovertible fact that the Iranians were cheating. Kelly’s sources, close to Sarkozy, says Sarkozy thinks Obama is “incredibly naive and grossly egotistical - so egotistical that no one can dent his naiveté” which is making everyone jittery about what that means for the West. “The President of the U.S. is the leader of the free world; and if the President isn’t going to lead the free world, it isn’t going to be led.”

Former Senator Rick Santorum added, “The internationalcommunity now is beginning to become aware that not only is [Obama] naive in his pursuit of a whole bunch of things including complete nuclear disarmament, but that his ego gets in the way of him learning anything about why he’s wrong on these things. That’s a very dangerous combination - to not know anything and to think you know everything.”

This is all seen by our allies as just a president who is incredibly naïve

He went on to describe “the fantasy of Obama foreign policy” in Iran: “Obama, we now know, knew about this other nuclear facility, which in all likelihood is developing a nuclear weapon, and stood on the sidelines and allowed that movement which would have taken away potentially a regime that was going to develop nuclear weapons that can reach Israel and parts of Europe… at the same time they’re doing that, he’s pulling out anti-missile defense shields… inciting further anger among our European allies. This is all seen by our allies as just a president who is incredibly naïve, that somehow his persona, his aura will convince people to do things that are not in their interest or not in their history of doing. This is scaring our allies away and at the same time making our enemies look at us as feeble and weak.”

“I think the ‘narcissist in chief’ is in over his head and is detrimental to our national security.

Former CIA official Michael Scheuer called Obama a perpetual adolescent and a dishonest man. Foreign policy expert Lawrence Eagleburger said he has no faith in Obama as a leader. Lt. Col. Jeff Addicott said Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing, that they need strategic clarity from him in Afghanistan. Another expert on FNC said he wishes Obama would make a decision about Afghanistan, saying, “I think the ‘narcissist in chief’ is in over his head and is detrimental to our national security.

A less qualified presidential candidate would have been hard to find. Yet Obama was not only a serious candidate and ultimate victor, but during his campaign, he pranced around, acting as if he already was president and the election was merely a ceremony to formalize his taking of the crown… even displaying his own seal which looked remarkably like the president’s official seal.

For the narcissist, nothing matters more than maintaining his narcissistic supply. From Obama’s perspective, being chided by a cable news commentator really is a more pressing exigency than the reality of Iran amassing nuclear weapons. Obama is already showing the truculence typical of narcissists when they sense a threat to narcissistic supply.

The current leader of the free world is not in touch with reality. The toady press gleefully accepts his fabrications and denials. And mental health professionals have shown a remarkable lack of curiosity about the mental health of the president of the United States.

Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama Jimmy Z's version of the indoctrination song taught to children. Now let us get some children together to do THIS song!

I figured, as long as we were on the subject of music, I would throw this one out there for consideration.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Census cuts ties with ACORN but not SEIU

by Brian Leach, at the examiner.
Following the release of the undercover videos that depicted ACORN workers helping a fake pimp and prostitute commit crimes, the Census Bureau quickly severed ties with the group. Soon after, Congress cut funding to the organization and its affiliates – including the SEIU.
However, the Census Bureau has not severed ties with SEIU. The union even refers to its ya es hora !HAGASE CONTAR! campaign to get a “full count” of Latinos next year on its website. (SEIU claims the Census is important to Latinos because their community “could see up to an additional $100 million in federal funding.”
The Service Employees International Union was founded by Wade Rathke who also founded ACORN. The ties between the two groups are extensive. Under Rathke’s direction, ACORN created THE SEIU Local 100 in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas and THE SEIU Local 880 in Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas.
According to affidavits from whistle-blowers within the group, the SEIU provided ACORN with funding for political activities and union organizing. Union financial reports filed with the Labor Department show that the SEIU, along with Change to Win, gave ACORN over $1.7 million in 2008, and more than $4 million since 2006.
Rathke only resigned as “chief organizer” of ACORN, a post he had held since its founding in 1970, last year when it became known that his brother had embezzled more than $1 million from the group. However, he continues to run SEIU Local 100 and ACORN International – known now as Community Organizations International.
ACORN and the SEIU are basically one and the same. Is the Census Bureau trying to play a shell game with the American public?
Two Illinois Representatives have called on the Census to completely sever the ties. "ACORN and the SEIU have a long web of connections in Chicago and around the country, and there's simply no place for a group so closely connected to ACORN to be part of something of such national importance as the U.S. Census," said Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) in a press release. “Given SEIU’s co-location with ACORN in Chicago and SEIU’s intimate financial relationship with ACORN, we should take action to protect the public from the corruption of the 2010 census,” added Representative Mark Kirk.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Riyadh "offers airspace" for Israeli attack on Iran

Israeli fighter jets have been allowed to use Saudi airspace to launch go-it-alone air strikes on Iranian nuclear installations, says a recent report.

The issue ahs been discussed in a closed-door meeting in London, where British Intelligence Chief Sir John Scarlett his Israeli counterpart, Meir Dagan, and Saudi official have been present Daily Express.

According to the report Scarlett has been told that Saudi airspace would be at Israel's disposal should Tel Aviv decide to move forward with his military plans against Iran.

The British daily added the likelihood of an Israeli attack against Iran has increased significantly after the country announced plans to launch its second enrichment facility in the central city of Qom. More here.

The plot thickens. The most distressing news of all is the prediction, at the end of the article, that an exchange between Iran and Israel could result in 6 million dead. Does that number ring a bell? Holocaust anyone? :-( I guess the number would get higher if Iran's crazy leaders get nukes, but war is hell. Nobody can disagree with that.

Barack Ocommie Video

Barack Obama's communist, marxist, influences including his family, friends, and associates. His communist endorsements and political tactics. I learned a couple of new things from watching this video. I did not know many details about who Che Guevara was. And I also learned that Obama has removed the American Flag from the tail of Air Force One and replaced it with his logo. No sitting president has ever done this. H/T Teresamerica.

Chicago Ordered Not to Run Anti-Olympics Story

Link: Chicagoans for Rio

The Chicago Olympic Committee told Fox that their report would hurt Chicago's chance to be awarded the games. They were told not to re broadcast after the story aired once, according to Drudge.

Bob Wire commented on Breitbart TV:
I live in Chicago—Fox News is leading their News tonight and last night with a film of an Honor Roll Student being beaten to death by Chicago Gang members on his way home from school and in front of a Youth Community Center. This film alone should be enough for the IOC, presently in Copenhagen making their City decision, to NOT choose Chicago—its dangerous here folks…two college kids were killed last night after the youth was beaten to death on Friday—and just this morning (after midnight) a person was shot at the Rock n Roll McDonalds in the exclusive River North (tourist) area of downtown. Its out of control. I’m sorry to say its all, yes, all Blacks involved in these beatings, shootings, and killings this weekends, but thats the reality here now…poor angry Black Youths are killing other people. Our Mayor is not doing his part to bring them hope through jobs, training, education, recreation—he’s only concerned about getting the Olympics. So very sad, a whole generation and culture is dying. We dont need the Olympics, let Rio, or Madrid, or Tokyo have them—they at least can control their criminal element where tourists wont be harmed or killed.

Of course, President Obama himself is going abroad to plead for the Olympics. Since when does a president do this when we have so many issues to deal with. He doesn't even have time to return General McChrystal's phone calls from Afghanistan.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What a Wonderful World

Time to unwind before the new week starts. We need to stop and appreciate what we have.

ACORN Trial to Start This Week

An Acorn Official Christopher Edwards has "flipped", agreeing to testify against ACORN on corruption charges. This is the first time that ACORN is on trial itself. The Attorney General and Secretary of State of Nevada, both Democrats, found a resource manual, a how-to-guide on voter registration fraud. If workers signed more than 20 people to register to vote they got cash rewards, which is illegal. There appears to be embezzlement, racketeering and money laundering going on.

Oathkeeper Sunday: Open Letter to Servicemembers

An Open Letter to the Servicemembers of these united States Written by an American Servicemember
“Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.” – General Robert E. Lee
Every oath administered at every enlistment, commissioning, and promotion across all branches of military service begins with the individual swearing or affirming to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic and … [to] bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” Should our country and government fall under attack from foreign armies, there is no question that we will defend this country and our Constitution to our last. But what should be the proper course of action for the servicemembers of these united States when our Constitution is threatened from within, by those who themselves have taken a nearly identical solemn oath to support and defend (or preserve, protect, and defend in the case of the President) the very document they usurp? The answer to this quotidian question, it would seem, is not self-evident when one considers the near silence of our military personnel.
When elected officials, regardless of political affiliation, whether Representative, Senator, or President, repeatedly defy the Constitution by legislating on and regulating all aspects of American life, commerce, privacy, and health in direct defiance of the limited scope to which the Constitution binds them (see Article I, Section 8), what recourse is available to the servicemembers bound by their oath? What options remain when repeated written and oral petitions for redress of grievances addressed to these officials are answered only by repeated injury? How many petitions of this nature must be ignored before American servicemembers and civilians alike finally muster the courage to ask such questions?
Some may say that the servicemember’s duty is to maintain the status quo and remain silent, declaring that it would be unwise or unprofessional for military men and women to opine on political matters. However, these matters are not of a partisan nature. The nature of addressing unconstitutional advances, rather, is that of a servicemember fulfilling his sworn duty and at stake is the nature of the relationship between the federal government and the people and States.
It is also perhaps not surprising that our servicemembers largely have remained silent considering the dearth of education pertaining to the Constitution military personnel and Americans at large receive. Is this willfully negligent or is it another effort to abstain from appearing partisan? Is this negligence to teach the Constitution sufficient to relieve the servicemember of his sworn duty to support and defend our governing document? Certainly not! Ignorance in this case is a terrible shame but is no excuse. The ethical responsibility is on the individual servicemember to fully understand his sworn oath and it falls equally on his leadership to ensure comprehension of and adherence to the oath.
If the servicemember’s duty to support and defend the Constitution persists, again what recourse is available? Seeking to engage fellow servicemembers in discussions about Constitutional authority for current legislation has the potential of yielding sarcasm, indifference, or being labeled a domestic terrorist threat. The time has sadly arrived where servicemembers who have sworn to support and defend the Constitution are marginalized for voicing their concerns that our governing document is being metaphorically shredded.
So again, what remains for the servicemember who sincerely holds himself accountable to his oath when he finds his fellow servicemembers and elected officials to be guilty of neglecting their own? Should he remove himself from military service? Should he abandon his sworn duty because so many others find the implications of supporting that oath an uncomfortable or unacceptable option? Common sense and an obligation to honor tell us that to do so would be absurd. Rather, it is the duty of the individual servicemember to continually and emphatically advocate the long-forgotten notion that the federal government abide by the law of the land. To that end, let this letter serve as a call to all those who have raised their right hand, often invoking divine assistance, to reexamine their willingness to abide by their oath and to accept its full weight and responsibility.
This inevitably will yield only two options: deciding to dutifully act in full accord with the oath, thereby truly supporting and defending the Constitution, or deciding to depart military service. Any other option would be a dereliction of duty.
H/T Oathkeepers.

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people
3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control."
9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Obama and the Trust Factor-Kyle Ann Shiver

For the scant few media folks still scratching their heads in puzzled frustration over the massive displays of public discontent with Barack Obama's presidency, this one's for you. No, the discontent is not about his race, his smoking or whether he wears a helmet while riding his bike. It's not about his wife's biceps or her shorts or her fake eyelashes. It's not even about the President's vainglorious love of the cameras.

No, no, no. It's the trust factor, honey.

When a man campaigns for the presidency as an anti-ideological moderate, a lover of bi-partisan reconciliation, and vows to regain America's foothold on the world's respect, and then after becoming president, shoots down real bi-partisan input with a petulant, "I won," governs high-handedly from the farthest-left corner of American politics, all the while playing cozy-up with America's self-proclaimed enemies and arrogantly dissing our heretofore friends, then the citizens quite naturally feel they've been sucker-punched in the gut. And being sucker-punched in the gut tends to bring out the rudeness in even the most civil people.

On the pinnacle issue of the president's domestic agenda, healthcare reform, candidate Obamapromised a completely open C-SPAN debate but instead has given Americans backroom deals and the same speech, recycled and spit out more than a hundred different ways. And the more Obama fights back against the so-called "smears," the more professional analysts jump into the verbal fray, calling him out on his own misinformation, falsehoods and crumbling credibility.

If universal healthcare proves to be the president's Waterloo, as suggested by Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC), the mushrooming ACORN scandal may yet be his Watergate. ACORN is the group that gave Barack Obama his teeth-cutting, political activist creds with their Project Vote drive in 1992. That was just the start of a blossoming, quite-close relationship between the President and ACORN.

As John Fund enumerated in the Wall Street Journal this week, Barack Obama also was a trainer for ACORN's Chicago conferences and became their lawyer in 1995, working to coerce Illinois to fully implement the federal Motor Voter Law, which was then "exploited by ACORN employees in an effort to flood voter rolls with fake names."

Barack Obama, in December 2007, announced to great community-organizer fanfare that the ACORN folks would be right beside him to "shape his agenda" for transforming America. President Obama seems to have lots of ‘splainin' to do on his ties to ACORN. What he knew, when he knew it, stuff like that.

In the realm of foreign policy, it appears that the only folks on the planet who can really trust our president are dictators, despot-wannabes and the ex-KGB honcho in Russia. It's downright worrisome when one recalls how Obama parried a 2008 question by CBS News as to whether he ever had any doubts about his foreign-policy experience. Rather than give a credible answer, the utterly-inexperienced Obama replied with the unequivocal, gallingly audacious, godlike, "NEVER."

Ousted Honduran dictator-wannabe, Zelaya, has received strident, meddling support from President Obama while the Iranian protesters risking life and limb for more freedom have gotten the cold shoulder. Poland and the Czech Republic got a big finger poke in the eye on missile defense, while Obama reaped the praises of the Russian Bear. Castro joined the cheers-to-Barack chorus Wednesday when Obama made his kumbayah-to-the-world speech at the UN. Iran is continuing her nuke plan and getting gasoline from Chavez, while Israel is having her face shoved in the mud. Obama's foreign policy is the most transparent thing about his administration.

President Obama never doubts himself or, apparently, our enemies. He saves all his doubts for the American people and our former friends around the globe. What's not to like? All the while, we dissenters are the ones who are in the President's eyes, "rude."
Oh, ye President of Thin-beyond-Thin Skin, a single, constrained shout-out of "You lie" and a few snarky posters don't even come close to the traditional incivility of the peculiar American bent.

Tar and feathers. Now, that's rude.

Burning in effigy. Now, that's real disdain .

Women in pink lingerie, with red-paint soaked hands shouting "war criminal" in your face. Now, that's uncivil.

So, again for establishment-media ninnies, when a man masquerades as an America-loving moderate to get elected and then behaves in opposite fashion, striking one loathsome thrust after another at America's gut, the resulting massive dissent isn't about the color of his skin, his little irksome habit of self-glorification or his proclivity for condescending academy-speak.

It's the trust factor, honey. Or, it's his faulty moral compass, dear. Or, it's his dishonesty, stupid. Or, it's his utter lack of integrity, idiot. Or, it's his weak character, imbecile. Or, it's his love for America-hating despots, moron.

Feel free to pick the one that makes a nice, warm, cuddly fit with your own civility preference. A disingenuous political scoundrel by any other name is the same. And civility - or lack of it -- doesn't change a thing.

Copyright 2009 Creators Syndicate.

I have to say this is the finest article I have read all week. I normally try not to quote whole articles, but this one is so well put-together. There is no part I could choose to leave out. What a great summary of the week's events, put in perfect context. Thank you, Kyle-Anne Shiver. Reading your words doesn't solve our country's problems, but knowing there are people out there like you who understand and care makes it easier for me to endure in the meantime.

Sarkozy Rips Obama's Naivete

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FINALLY! Another world leader besides Netanyahu has spoken out against Obama's pie-in-the-sky wishes for a world without nukes. Who would have thought it would be the French. Canada's National Post reported this story, as did the U K's Telegraph.

For reasons yet to be determined, the National Post appears to have de-linked their own front page story on their website. Mr. Spillius reported a similar (albeit watered-down) version in the UK’s Telegraph.
Obama: “We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth.”
Sarkozy: “We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”
The rest of Sarkozy’s remarks were, well, remarkable:

“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.

“I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state off the map,” he continued, referring to Israel.

The sharp-tongued French leader even implied that Mr Obama’s resolution 1887 had used up valuable diplomatic energy.

“If we have courage to impose sanctions together it will lend viability to our commitment to reduce our own weapons and to making a world without nuke weapons,” he said.

Mr Sarkozy has previously called the US president’s disarmament crusade “naive.”

Hat Tip Maura Flynn at Big Government.

Friday, September 25, 2009

You're Spending TOO FAST!

This video shows how Obama's spending makes George W. Bush look like a "coupon-clipping housewife" in comparison. Those who say that Obama's spending is OK because "Bush did it" are either deluded or disingenuous. Hat Tip LL at Virtual Mirage.

It's too much

Today's Headlines. It's too much. Terrorist threats everywhere. Foreign nutjobs spewing hate and inappropriate LOVE. It is overwhelming.

Drudge's headlines today:

Why are these terrorists coming out of the woodwork? Er. Could it be that there is a lack of DETERRENCE? Could it be that they know we don't have the will, as a country led by President Pantywaist, to fight terrorism? Oh, yeah. Contingency operations. Not terrorism anymore. There is no such thing as terrorism. It's OK as long as they blow up the other guy, right?

And here are some other inspirational stories on Gateway Pundit's:

Gee, isn't it grand to know that Iran has MORE nuke facilities. Just warms the cockles of my heart. NOT. What will President Pantywaist do about it? Oh, nevermind. He is too busy at the UN lovefest to worry about these types of details. Also, Gaddafi spoke of Obama "my son". He must have known about the donation. Does this strike anyone as odd? Or is it just me. And a world without nukes. Ummm, great. Can't unbreak that piggy bank. Anyone who operates as if it is possible is a child. Grown ups understand the power of deterrence and peace through strength.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

To the United Nations

You people are a disgrace. You sit and listen to a holocaust-denier/madman/murderer of teen dissidents. You fawn over B. Hussein Obama as he waxes poetic about the unilateral disarmament of America and the unilateral peace moves demanded of Israel alone.

I echo Netanyahu's words. HAVE YOU NO SHAME! I weep for the injustice being done to Israel, a small and earnest country.

Certainly Arab countries outnumber Jewish ones in the U N. I expect them to be unfair. But our OWN PRESIDENT.

I've had it. See this (un)welcome mat? All of you go home. Right now. Your disgusting behavior has worn out your welcome. GO AWAY.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obamacare Video Slapdown!

Zoltar sees. Zoltar knows. Humorous vision of our future with Obamacare. H/T Zoltar.

Obama the Neo Marxist, Mark Lloyd the Fascist

I'm too angry about Obama's UN speech today to say much about it except that I am not surprised to hear him tearing America down. This disgusting behavior is what I expect from a man of his character.

Today's business is Mark Lloyd, the new Fascist FCC "Diversity" Czar. Lloyd thinks that there are too many white people in radio. He wants "more people of color, gays..." And this man is in charge of FCC Diversity. Heaven help us!

Mark Lloyd, a disciple of Saul Alinsky and fan of Hugo Chavez, wants to destroy talk radio and says free speech is a distraction. The new FCC diversity "czar" says Venezuela is an example we should follow.

Lloyd praises Hugo Chavez's "incredible revolution" in Venezuela and the way "Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country" by imposing restraints on cable TV and revoking the licenses of more than 200 radio stations" that insufficiently toed the Chavez party line.

Lloyd long ago declared war on unbridled talk radio and cable news. He wrote that "our work was not simply convincing policy makers of the logic and morality of our arguments. We understood that we were in a struggle for power against an opponent, the commercial broadcasters."

Michael Savage calls Obama a Neo Marxist. He says Obama means well. Pol Pot meant well. He was a college professor and tried an experiment which ended up with 2 million human skulls. You, as an American, have an obligation to stand up and speak out. Not only a right but an obligation.

Hat Tip The Naked Truth, Nearly Nobody's News.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Help identify this tree. Large-ish pink blossoms and spikes on the trunk/branches. More at Wordless Wednesday.

Why Is Everyone Saying No to Obama?

Everybody is saying no to the American president these days. And it's not just that they're saying no, it's also the way they're saying no.

The Saudis twice said no to his request for normalization gestures towards Israel (at Barack Obama's meeting with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, and in Washington at meetings with Hillary Clinton). Who says no to the American president twice? What must they think of Obama in the desert kingdom?

The North Koreans said no to repeated attempts at talks, by test-launching long-range missiles in April; Russia and China keep on saying no to tougher sanctions on Iran; the Iranians keep saying no to offers of talks by saying they're willing to talk about everything except a halt to uranium enrichment; Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is saying no by refusing to meet with Binyamin Netanyahu until Israel freezes all settlement construction; the Israelis said no by refusing to agree to a settlement freeze, or even a settlement moratorium until and unless the Arabs ante up their normalization gestures. Which brings us back to the original Saudi no.

The only thing Obama did manage to get Bibi and Abbas to say yes to is a photo-op at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NY. Mazel tov.

It's the economy, stupid.

Everyone has worked it out by now: The great secret is out. America's economy has made Obama a weak president, and he will likely remain weak throughout his first term. He has about two years to pull the American economy out of its free-fall before he begins his reelection campaign. If he can do it, and that's a big if, chances are good that he'll get reelected, and in his second term he can try to pull some geopolitical strings. But for the next three years, expect to see a world that says no to Obama. No meaningful and dramatic diplomatic initiative can come out of the White House in the next three years, as long as Obama remains weak. More here.

Man Handcuffed, Assaulted by Police for Joker Poster

A critic said that the posters formed some sort of "hazard". What??? Hazard to what? There are signs everywhere in cities. He and his friend received tickets for criminal mischief. H/T Gateway Pundit.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Internet Fed Takeover in the Works?

What is this proposal called "Net Neutrality"? I have to tell you. As a political blogger, seeing the Feds get their foot in the door to control the free flow of commerce and information on the internet is frightening. I know shutting down political dissent is not on the menu at this time, but when have politicians resisted such urges when they hold the reins of power. And what is the big problem on the internet that requires the Feds to step in? Something about Comcast and AT&T? I don't get it. Is this another crisis? Why are we doing this now? Can't we fix the economy, stimulate private business and create new private sector jobs? Can we perhaps stop racking up huge debt and concentrate on paying down what we owe so the dollar can perhaps keep some of its value? Can we work on foreign affairs in a way that does not prop up our enemies and offend/attack our friends? Can we do some of these things instead of manufacturing a crisis in order to orchestrate an internet power grab?

During the weekend, press reports revealed a stunning development: The Obama administration will announce Monday that the FCC would propose new rules to embrace what it calls "Net Neutrality."

Obama's new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, will use a speech to the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank, to announce the FCC proposals, according to those reports.

On the face of it, Net Neutrality appears to be a popular and fair proposal.

Genachowski will "propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks," according to the Associated Press.

The FCC rules "would bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp. or AT&T Inc., from slowing or blocking certain services or content flowing through their vast networks," according to the AP.

But critics contend that the proposals are nothing more than a backdoor way for the FCC to tighten federal control over the Internet by beginning with the regulation of Internet service providers.

The battle lines over Net Neutrality have formed along partisan and ideological lines, with some exceptions.

During the presidential campaign, Obama said he would embrace Net Neutrality — a cause championed by Google and other Silicon Valley companies that don't want large Internet service providers denying or controlling their access to Internet users.

But Republicans have largely opposed Net Neutrality, suggesting self regulation has worked well.

The previous FCC chairman, Bush appointee Kevin Martin opposed Net Neutrality. He suggested it was not needed.

Conservatives see Net Neutrality as a power grab that will benefit big Internet players such as Amazon and Google while stifling smaller competitors.
H/T News Max.

Kid's Marshmallow Test

I don't condone doing this to kids. i would never sign my kids up to participate in a study such as this. H/T FirstDigg.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Drink the Kool Aid

To the tune of Hey There Delilah. Really great soundtrack, vocals and lyrics. One of the better parody videos. I love the Obama shrine complete with red rose petals. Ha ha ha!
Hat Tip Moonbattery via Headline Bunker.

Obama Hates Blogs

Obama open to newspaper bailout bill
By Michael O'Brien - 09/20/09 04:24 PM ET
The president said he is "happy to look at" bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.

Hold it right there. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Obama, who snubs Fox News and EVERYONE who doesn't walk lock-step with his policies, wants to SUBSIDIZE the nation's failing left wing newspapers? There has GOT to be a law!

"I haven't seen detailed proposals yet, but I'll be happy to look at them," Obama told the editors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade in an interview.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced S. 673, the so-called "Newspaper Revitalization Act," that would give outlets tax deals if they were to restructure as 501(c)(3) corporations. That bill has so far attracted one cosponsor, Cardin's Maryland colleague Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had played down the possibility of government assistance for news organizations, which have been hit by an economic downturn and dwindling ad revenue.

In early May, Gibbs said that while he hadn't asked the president specifically about bailout options for newspapers, "I don't know what, in all honesty, government can do about it."

Obama said that good journalism is "critical to the health of our democracy," but expressed concern toward growing tends in reporting -- especially on political blogs, from which a groundswell of support for his campaign emerged during the presidential election.

"I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding," he said.

Did you hear that? I don't think he likes us. Hat Tip The Hill.

Panoramic Pic of 9/12 March on DC

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What a great day that was, only a week ago. Let's publish pictures and pass them on so the liars cannot minimize what happened that day. Patriots came out in droves. Hat tip to Aristotle the Hun.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mark Levin interviews Steven A. Smith

This interview is a much better alternative to the Obama Media Blitz planned for Sunday. Make time for this 10 minute segment. Mr. Smith really gets it. He points out how black Americans are NOT for government takeovers. And those who really THINK about what the Obama administration are doing have to feel uncomfortable with it.
Hat Tip to Torrey M. Spears.

Obama Administration the Biggest Bunch of Crybabies-Chris Wallace

WALLACE: These guys, everything is personal. I got to tell you though.

O'REILLY: Everything.

WALLACE: They are the biggest bunch of crybabies I have dealt with in my 30 years in Washington.

O'REILLY: And I can't.

WALLACE: They constantly are on the phone, or emailing me complaining, well, you had this guest.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rest in Peace, Sweet Marji

The friend I visited last weekend passed away this morning. I hope she is now at peace.

News Busted 9/18/2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

MSM is Dead. Long Live the LWM

OK. Not really "Long Live the Left Wing Media". That's not my fondest wish. If I had my druthers, I would replace all of these unethical drooling propagandists with real, old-fashioned journalists. You may remember. Journalism used to be about reporting facts. And opinions were confined to editorial pages. Or at least that was the idea. Somehow this was lost over the years. There is even an organization called The Society of Professional Journalists that spell out ETHICS for journalists. I remember stopping subscriptions to my local papers in the past, in particular the Los Angeles Times, over how they set up headlines on the front page. The headlines were obviously worded to steer opinion to the left's view. Not fair, not OK and not good journalism.

Nickie Goomba links to Ace of Spades today, both talking about how the Left Wing Media is no longer mainstream. The main news outlets are peopled with a bunch of fading has-beens, living on past glory. You may recall a past post of mine where I showed how 20% of people claim to get news from television and 20% of people claim to get news from the internet. That is a lot of people. And the internet has experienced HUGE growth, considering that there was no internet to speak of prior to the 1990s.

Are bloggers a growing force in today's media? Bloggers certainly had an effect on the 2004 election when they pointed out flaws in Dan Rather's story, leading to Rather's subsequent resignation. Twitter became useful recently during the aftermath of the election in Iran. People used text messaging to send news and updates to news organizations via their cell phones. Twitter and other social networking sites may now be replacing the function of the ham radio and water cooler chit chat. Gateway Pundit just got Green Jobs Czar Van Jones fired by doing internet research into his past. Breitbart just brought down the ACORN organization by running a sting operation.

My level of disgust with the left wing media has reached a breaking point.

I felt betrayed by the left wing media when they neglected to vet Obama's past.

I felt betrayed by the left wing media when they ignored and ridiculed the April 15, 2009 Tea Party Protests. What protests, Obama stated on the morning of April 15th.

I felt betrayed by the left wing media when they walked into the White House and set up shop for a 60-minute infomercial.

I felt betrayed by the left wing media when they refused to report on many August Town Hall events. I went to one. There were no media trucks out front. Obamacare proposes a government takeover of 20% of the nation's economy. This is not newsworthy? On what planet!

I felt betrayed by the left wing media when they ignored and lied about the 9/12 2009 March on DC. They represented the attendance numbers to be as small as they thought they could get away with, in order to minimize the importance of the event. Miss T. C. Shore reviews the numbers.

The Media Research Center posted these links today:

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Audacity of Hoes, Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart does the story the MSM shrinks from. Thank you, Jon. You gave the MSM the dressing down it has deserved for quite some time. What a pleasure to watch! H/T infidel bloggers alliance.

MSM Going After Joe Wilson's Kids

The state-run media is stalking Joe Wilson's children hoping to build a case that their father is a bigot.
The AP reported:

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's oldest son defended his father against a claim by former President Jimmy Carter that the congressman's outburst during a speech by President Barack Obama was "based on racism."

Responding to an audience question at a town hall at his presidential center in Atlanta, Carter said Tuesday that Wilson's outburst was also rooted in fears of a black president.

"I think it's based on racism," Carter said. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

But Wilson's son disputed that.

"There is not a racist bone in my dad's body," said Alan Wilson, an Iraq veteran who is running for state attorney general in South Carolina. "He doesn't even laugh at distasteful jokes. I won't comment on former President Carter, because I don't know President Carter. But I know my dad, and it's just not in him."

"It's unfortunate people make that jump. People can disagree — and appropriately disagree — on issues of substance, but when they make the jump to race it's absolutely ludicrous. My brothers and I were raised by our parents to respect everyone regardless of background or race."

More at Gateway Pundit.

Gateway Pundit also has many excellent commenters. Here are some comments that caught my eye.

The whole liberatti crew MUST be getting desperate. When you trot out (nearly) dead, and completely irrelevent ex-presidents, and start throwing the race card around, the gig is up. BTW, the race card is the 53rd card in the deck.
Well the memo has obviously gone out from the desk of Rahm Emanuel. ANYONE who disagrees with the policies of Barack Obama is a RACIST. Period.

And the MSM will flog us with that every single day for the next 3 years. The TRUE racists are those on the left. They are the one's CONSTANTLY bringing up race. Republicans never even mention it.

Republicans lead the equal rights movement while Democrats belonged to the Klu Klux Klan. A Republican freed the slaves.

The more I look at this Administration and how they have the MSM in thier back pocket, the more I become fearful that true evil is at work here.

ACORN Scandal gets NO mention on CNN. Van Jones gets NO mention on CNN. But a washed up former POTUS who is widely considered the WORST POTUS of all time makes some idiotic comment about any opposition to Obama being racism and it is the lead story.

Utter bullsh*t.
Bill Mitchell
Wilson was right. The provision for illegals was in there and Obama lied about it.

Which is why Democrats talked about changing it and why the networks have been given their orders not to discuss the merit of the allegation, but rather attack the messenger.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday, Pic and Video

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545 People Versus 300,000,000

Written by Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army &Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.