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So perhaps Obama isn't just our first "black" president but also our first ADD president. At least, that's what the idea that he could carry on a deep, 20-year relationship with Wrong and not know of the man's vile views -- and not share them to some degree -- suggests. Of course, there is another possibility:When will this nightmare end?
Barack Obama is a liar.
Barack Obama is a radical, a demagogue and a clear and present danger to these United States.
Perhaps the Americans who voted for Obama need to consider that he not only is one of Wrong's fellow travelers (the title of Obama's second book, The Audacity of Hope, came from one of Wrong's sermons) but, just as damnably, only threw him under the bus when Wrong became a political liability; that Obama apologizes because he -- and his wife, who said that she never had been proud of America as an adult -- are consumed with the typical left-wing hatred of the U.S.; that he spends trillions we don't have because he's an out-of-touch fool or, worse still, wants to collapse the free-market system; that he instituted an unconstitutional health-care plan because the nationalization of healthcare is a tenet of communism; that he allows the Gulf's ecosystem to be damaged in deference to unions or, worse still, because he wants to provide impetus for his cap-and-tax scheme; and that he wants our nation flooded with unassimilable foreigners because he knows that such people, once naturalized, will vote for him and his fellow leftists to the tune of 90 percent.
In 2008, Barack Obama (I'll clean this figure of speech up a bit) spit down Americans' backs and told them it was rainin', and 53 percent of us believed him. Many of us still do. But it's time to grow up and wise up -- because our time is almost up. That deluge of national destruction running down your back is not some unexplainable natural phenomenon. It is the effluent that naturally flows when you elect Marxists, malcontents and miscreants to office.
A looming environmental and population displacement disaster is brewing in the Gulf. The oil dispersant used by BP, Corexit 9500, is seen by FEMA sources as mixing with evaporated water from the Gulf and absorbed by rain clouds producing toxic precipitation that threatens to continue killling marine and land animals, plant life, and humans within a 200-mile radius of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site in the Gulf....http://oilprice.com/Environment/Oil-Spills/Government-Insiders-Get-Ready-for-the-Gulf-Dead-Zone.html
Plans are being put in place for the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Hammond, Houma, Belle Chase, Chalmette, Slidell, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pensacola, Hattiesburg, Mobile, Bay Minette, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Crestview, and Pascagoula.
The toxic rain from the Gulf is expected to poison fresh water reservoirs and lakes, streams, and rivers, which will also have a disastrous impact on agriculture and livestock, as well as drinking water, in the affected region.
The city of Los Angeles is boycottingI love it when a horrible plan falls apart!
your state's businesses - when convenient.
City officials talked tough when in early May they approved the boycott over the Grand Canyon State's passage of SB 1070, which gives Arizona law enforcement the authority to check the immigration status of people they stop for other offenses if they suspect they are in the country illegally. "I thought I would only need to carry a passport in a foreign country. I guess Arizona is a foreign country now," Councilman Richard Alarcon said then.
But the council backpedaled Wednesday, when members voted unanimously to make an exception for its contract with the Arizona-based company that operates Los Angeles' red-light cameras, citing the importance of the cameras to public safety. (The Police Department has credited them with reducing traffic fatalities.) "The boycott never intended to impede public safety," Alarcon said Wednesday. "It intended to, if anything, send forth a message to Arizona, but not to the negative impact of the people of Los Angeles."
More here. Photo from tucsoncitizens.
The Department of Homeland Security, which houses the Border Patrol, last year signed a deal with Interior -- the administrator of America's parklands -- to cough up $50 million for environmental "mitigation" needed in the wake of the construction of a border fence. That was after DHS had already spent or committed millions more for expected environmental damage caused by the Border Patrol over the years.
Though both the departments of Homeland Security and Interior say the money goes toward preserving and restoring sensitive habitats, Republicans say the arrangement doesn't make sense.
The Border Patrol needs that money to address the weighty task of securing the border, they say, arguing that agents are actually helping conserve the environment by keeping out smugglers and immigration violators who have no regard for America's natural resources.
They note that the transactions are conducted with little congressional oversight, and the Border Patrol has privately described the routine negotiations as a "constant headache."
"It was a pay-to-play type of scheme," a Republican aide on the House Natural Resources Committee said of the millions Homeland Security has spent to date.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said the kicker in the multimillion-dollar tradeoff is that the money doesn't even guarantee the Border Patrol open access to the land. Agents still have to follow particular rules to drive into wilderness areas to pursue suspects or set up routine patrols.
"That conflict has got to be resolved," he said. "If the Border Patrol was allowed to have free access to patrol the borders at will ... it would have the same effect that they're doing in other areas."
Bishop in March called on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to stop "extorting" the money from Homeland Security. "Money appropriated for border security should only be spent on making our borders more secure, and not diverted to unrelated DOI spending projects," he said in a statement at the time. According to Bishop's office, Salazar has not responded.
Warm Father's Day wishes to you across the miles. Thanks for being so kind all these years. Never a harsh word. Sometimes it takes us a while to appreciate these things. I want you to know that I do.
Working with local community and faith-based groups, the Census Bureau has hired local outreach officers to market the census to their own communities in the native languages.This is interesting. I had an idea that a number of illegal aliens fleeing the Arizona law have come to southern California, based on my experience at local parks. They are full to bursting on the weekends. And you need to habla espanol to fit in. The OC Register story went on to say that Democrat administrations feel the need to put up a show of enforcement because they are viewed as being soft on illegal immigration. And there was money allocated to ICE, which now feels the need to "fill beds".
That effort appears to have made headway among minority and immigrant communities, but continues to be hampered by federal immigration enforcement.
"As a Spanish bilingual the biggest challenge was the raids," said Beatriz Fernandez, who conducted outreach efforts in Santa Ana. "People would ask, 'Are you giving our information to Homeland Security? Is someone going to come knock on our door if I give you my information?'"
ICE's latest raid in Santa Ana came last Sunday, according to Fernandez, further fueling fears that arrests would continue and heightening suspicion toward the federal government.
Dear Sweet Pea,
I'm so proud of you. Words will never be able to express the depth of my feelings of love and pride and happiness at seeing the kind of young woman you have grown into. You have always been an amazing person and you continue to amaze me. You have been a self-starter since elementary school. The kind of kid who makes everybody around you look good, by virtue of your competence and reliability. You still make your dad and I look like great parents, basking in your glow.
Life is fragile and I appreciate all of the time we have together. Every moment is a treasure. You have always been a jewel in my life. A kindred spirit, sharing the same, secret wavelength. We even laugh at the same silly jokes. I love sharing those moments with you.
And I admire you for your independence. To be able to graduate and have a job and apartment lined up already is every parent's dream of success for their child. Especially in these tough economic times, it is a feat approaching miraculous. But I know all of this is the result of long years of hard work and dedication. These things don't happen by accident. Even if you do manage to make it look easy.
My best wish for you is that you continue to have a life warmed by the love of friends and family, as you do today. You have absorbed the best lessons of your upbringing and improved the mix through your experience. I learn from you now. Thank you for being a great daughter. I could never have asked for a better one.
SONYA SMITH, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERIn this picture from left to right are @mikepfs (kind of cut off), @briantomkins, @kamaainainoc, @opus_6 (me), the 2 "blondes against Obama", @amatotalk (Rick Amato in front) and @kmhappel. Bill Hunt came over to speak with me right after I got off the stage, and I told him I would vote for him for Sheriff. He said he agreed with me about the rule of law and the Constitution. We need more real conservatives in government. Especially in top law enforcement positions. Then I had to run home quickly, because, as you know, a mother's work is never done. :-)
ANAHEIM – About 60 Tea Party activists rallied together Sunday evening to stir up enthusiasm ahead of the Tuesday primary election.
Supporters of the Tea Party movement wore red, silver and blue star necklaces, waved American flags and cheered along speakers in the parking lot of a construction site on La Palma Avenue near Imperial Highway.
A series of speakers lined up for the event that was emceed by conservative radio talk show host, Rick Amato. Speakers included Shari Freidenrich, candidate for Orange County Treasurer; Walter Myers III, a Conservative leader who blogs at scientiamedia.com ; Bill Hunt , candidate for Orange County Sheriff; and Phil Liberatore, candidate for the Republican ballot in the 42nd Congressional District.
A 47-page document that outlines a major government push to rescue the country's flailing media platforms -- specifically newspapers, which have seen advertising revenues drop roughly 45 percent since 2000.More here.
Among the numerous proposals mentioned in the document are:
-- the creation of a "journalism" division of AmeriCorps, the federal program that places 75,000 people with local and national nonprofit groups annually;
-- tax credits to news organizations for every journalist employed;
-- establishing citizenship news vouchers, which "would allow every American tax payer to allocate some amount of government funds to the non-profit media organization" of their choice;
-- increased funding for public radio and television;
-- providing grants to universities to conduct investigative journalism;
-- increased postal subsidies for newspapers and periodicals;
-- a 5 percent tax on consumer electronics, which would generate roughly $4 billion annually, to pay for increased public funding.
But some critics are voicing concerns about the draft document, saying that if the government has any influence over the Fourth Estate, it could lead to a dizzying web of conflicting interests and the eradication of independent journalism.
Stephany Flores, the 21 year old daughter of a Peruvian businessman was found dead in a bloody hotel room in Lima.More here.
The connection: Joran van der Sloot, a suspect twice arrested but never charged in Natalee's disappearance is now the prime suspect in Stephany's death.
Peruvian authorities say van der Sloot, a 22 year old Dutch citizen, was in Lima for a poker tournament.
A hotel worker allegedly saw him and Flores go into his room, a few hours before Flores was found dead.
Van der Sloot has crossed the border by bus into Chile.