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Obama legal nominee fan of international ‘consensus’

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 31, 2009

From JihadWatch  and the New York Post – covered also by Mike at offmyfrontporch.  Emphasis mine.

The radical Marxist Obama appoints a radical activist to be counsel to the State Dept.; a department already deemed by me to be a subversive agency.  US sovereingty is the enemy to those that want to level the playing field world-wide (read: take America off her pedestal. See my post here on that goal ) let alone here in the US. This guy appears to expose that quite well, but is anybody listening?

Koh was Dean of Yale Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions in American academia.  Over the last 4 decades the liberals have bunkered into academia since they know that under the guise of free-thinking and group think they can remove the anchoring values that their students were raised on.  Those also happen to be the foundations this country was built on.  Change one and the other will fall.  Total success in destroying the foundations is within reach.

The article states that it will only take one Republican vote to approve this appointment. Sadly it’s assumed that the Democrats are already on board. Speaks volumes about how far we’ve come when we can count on the entirety of  the majority party in Congress to vote to weaken their own country.

Here’s the whole article.

JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations’ legal “norms.” Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an “axis of disobedience” along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government’s top lawyers: Harold Koh.

President Obama has nominated Koh — until last week the dean of Yale Law School — to be the State Department’s legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

It’s a job where you want a strong defender of America’s sovereignty. But that’s not Koh. He’s a fan of “transnational legal process,” arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

What would this look like in a practical sense? Well, California voters have overruled their courts, which had imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Koh would like to see such matters go up the chain through federal courts — which, in turn, should look to the rest of the world. If Canada, the European Human Rights Commission and the United Nations all say gay marriage should be legal — well, then, it should be legal in California too, regardless of what the state’s voters and elected representatives might say.

He even believes judges should use this “logic” to strike down the death penalty, which is clearly permitted in the US Constitution.

The primacy of international legal “norms” applies even to treaties we reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child — a problematic document that we haven’t ratified — should dictate the age at which individual US states can execute criminals. Got that? On issues ranging from affirmative action to the interrogation of terrorists, what the rest of the world says, goes.

Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that “in an appropriate case, he didn’t see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States.”

A spokeswoman for Koh said she couldn’t confirm the incident, responding: “I had heard that some guy . . . had asked a question about sharia law, and that Dean Koh had said something about that while there are obvious differences among the many different legal systems, they also share some common legal concepts.”

Score one for America’s enemies and hostile international bureaucrats, zero for American democracy.

Koh has called America’s focus on the War on Terror “obsessive.” In 2004, he listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law — “most prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America,” which he branded “the axis of disobedience.”

He has also accused President George Bush of abusing international law to justify the invasion of Iraq, comparing his “advocacy of unfettered presidential power” to President Richard Nixon’s. And that was the first Bush — Koh was attacking the 1991 operation to liberate Kuwait, four days after fighting began in Operation Desert Storm.

Koh has also praised the Nicaraguan Sandinistas’ use in the 1980s of the International Court of Justice to get Congress to stop funding the Contras. Imagine such international lawyering by rogue nations like Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela today, and you can see the danger in Koh’s theories.

Koh, a self-described “activist,” would plainly promote his views aggressively once at State. He’s not likely to feel limited by the letter of the law — in 1994, he told The New Republic: “I’d rather have [former Supreme Court Justice Harry] Blackmun, who uses the wrong reasoning in Roe [v. Wade] to get the right results, and let other people figure out the right reasoning.”

Worse, the State job might be a launching pad for a Supreme Court nomination. (He’s on many liberals’ short lists for the high court.) Since this job requires Senate confirmation, it’s certainly a useful trial run.

What happens to Koh in the Senate will send an important signal. If he sails through to State, he’s a far better bet to make it onto the Supreme Court. So Senate Republicans have a duty to expose and confront his radical views.

Even though he’s up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test case in the “judicial wars.” If he makes it through (which he will if he gets even a single GOP vote) the message to the Obama team will be: You can pick ’em as radical as you like.

Meghan Clyne is a DC-based writer.

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Here come the Brown Shirts! Obama’s ‘Organizing for America’

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 29, 2009

We kept telling ourselves during the campaign that this man was a Marxist, but how is it that we still can’t believe he would actually do all this stuff?  Perhaps we thought there were enough real patriotic Americans, even in the Democrat Party, that would stand in the way of anything like this.  I guess we were wrong. Watch it and weep.  The liberals in education and the media have finally succeeded in brainwashing enough of the younger generations to do their bidding.  Saul Alinsky would be proud.

This is the real thing. See HERE at NPR.  Also here at the Washington Post

Weep for your country.

But only for a moment.
It’s time to stand up and fight! And it appears it’s now or never. 

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Dem. Propaganda Machines- too big to fail! Dem Senator wants to bailout failing papers

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 27, 2009

We knew this was coming.  Without their complicit media the Left would fade into obscurity.  Love how they couch this in terms of preserving the smaller, community papers when we know it’s to prop up the traitorous New York Times, LA Times, Obama Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post.  Heck, they’ll probably classify the Huffington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and Daily Kos as newspapers while they’re at it. 

 

From the Dayton Business Journal

Sen. Benjamin Cardin introduced a bill March 24 that would let newspapers become non-profit organizations, a step the San Francisco Chronicle and other beleaguered daily newspapers nationwide are believed to be considering.

The Maryland Democrat’s Newspaper Revitalization Act would allow newspapers to operate as non-profits, if they choose, under 501(c)(3) status for educational purposes, similar to public broadcasting stations, he said in a March 24 statement. Under this proposed arrangement, newspapers would not be allowed to make political endorsements, but would be allowed to freely report on all issues, including political campaigns. Advertising and subscription revenue would be tax exempt and contributions to support coverage or operations could be tax deductible, the senator said.

However, he said the measure “is targeted to preserve local newspapers serving communities and not large newspaper conglomerates.” And because newspaper profits have been falling in recent years, no substantial loss of federal revenue is expected.

“We are losing our newspaper industry,” said Cardin. “The economy has caused an immediate problem, but the business model for newspapers, based on circulation and advertising revenue, is broken, and that is a real tragedy for communities across the nation and for our democracy.

Cardin added that although many news sources exist, the public relies largely on newspapers “for in-depth reporting that follows important issues, records events and exposes misdeeds.”

In fact, he said, most if not all sources of journalistic information — from radio to television to the Internet — gathers their news from newspaper reporters who cover the news on a daily basis and know their communities.

Leading business executives, including billionaire investment banker Warren Hellman, recently made an overture to Hearst Corp., which owns the San Francisco Chronicle, to help it become a nonprofit.

The proposal would be for a nonprofit corporation “to take over the Chronicle,” with Hearst continuing to provide some philanthropic support, Coblentz said. Details remain sketchy, and it’s unclear if the proposal is being seriously considered by Hearst.

But there’s no doubt that the Chronicle and a host of other metropolitan dailies are seeking new solutions. Citing Barclays Capital, the Maryland senator noted that newspaper advertising revenue plummeted 25 percent last year, and circulation at many print publications fell as well, as many readers migrated to the Internet, where most (but not all) news is free.

In the statement, Cardin noted that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rocky Mountain News, Baltimore Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle, among others, have either ceased daily publication or announced they may have to stop publishing, and that other publications, including newspapers owned by the Tribune Co., owners of the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun, have filed for bankruptcy “or have had to institute severe cutbacks that have impacted news coverage.”

Cardin’s bill came just a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to loosen antitrust restrictions to help newspapers like the Chronicle survive.

For many, the outlook is grim. The Post-Intelligencer, also owned by New York-based Hearst, shuttered its print publication March 17 and converted to online-only news coverage. The Rocky Mountain News closed last month. The San Diego Union-Tribune is being sold to a turnaround specialist, quite possibly because of its real estate assets. Papers such as the Seattle Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer are also reported to be in potential jeopardy.

Critics worry that the nonprofit model may not suit newspapers, and that such an approach could give government more opportunities to control the news. And Cardin admitted as much. “This may not be the optimal choice for some major newspapers or corporate media chains, but it should be an option for many newspapers that are struggling to stay afloat.”

That’s the plan. Does anyone really think the NY Times, et al, would stand on the principle of freedom of the press and go under when they can be coddled by the same people they carry. I see a total win for most of these filthy rags.

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It’s all about 545 People – a must read

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 25, 2009

From Campaign for Liberty.  Wish I could take credit for this.  No commentary is needed.

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

 545 PEOPLE
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 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-pickingthing. 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.

What you do with this article now that you have read it………. Is up to you.

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The Audacity of Obama lll – we NEED trillion dollar deficits to recover?

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 24, 2009

Nope, didn’t watch the press conference, like I didn’t watch the inauguration or anything else he’s on. I know what his teleprompter will tell him to say.  Same thing Clinton said when he wanted to blow a bunch of money; we need to make investments in (place liberal program here).

While the holders of huge amounts of our debt are asking us to get our act together, our President is selling $TRILLION deficits as far as the eye can see and says it’s all for our own good.  It takes a certain chutzpah to say that with a straight face and The O has it.  How else did he get elected?

What part of the growing call to create a new world currency does he not understand?  He’s throwing out more money in a year than most countries take in in a couple decades.  Money that is backed only by the breeze stirred up by the presses that print it – nothing more (unless you think the “full faith and credit of the United States” still means something). Monetizing the latest trillion dollar fix means that we owe it to ourselves.  That’s gotta be better than owing other countries, right?  What, Mr. President, will this do to the value of our dollar?  The world wants to dump it before it is totally worthless.   Saul Alinsky must not have covered that one.

An ideologue is an ideologue regardless of the circumstance, and Mr. Obama will not let this perfectly good crisis go to waste.  Pile on the health care, cap and tax to address the climate change hoax and the nebulous, ethereal alternative fuels investments (the magical answer to all our worries that no one’s managed to name yet). 

Just saw on the news that O’s approval rating is still dropping.  Zogby has it at 50% even.  Burning political capital like a great big V8 powered SUV.  He knows this window is closing fast. America is waking up.   To save his lifelong dream of creating a socialist Utopia he’s throwing caution to the wind.  So far Washington still seems to be ignoring us out here, but that is changing.  Find a vehicle, be it Glenn Beck’s 912 project, grassfire.org or other that’s fighting back and get on board.  If We the People don’t roar and light our Reps butts on fire America, as we’ve known her, is done.

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Coming soon: Pay-as-you-breathe tax.

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 24, 2009

We will be free to choose whether we pay this tax or not.  However, the method of  avoidance isn’t very appealing.  But then again, less people means a healthier Earth, right?  Also fewer of us rabble-rousers to control.  

I just got a great idea.  Since Obama, Pelosi and the other liberals are so fearful of the future of the Earth, perhaps they will do the right thing and lead by example.  They should immediately make a pact to stop producing toxic CO2 (i.e. breathing – for you typical Obama voter ).  That’s the sign of true leadership. Change we CAN believe in! 

From the AP  Any emphasisis mine.

WASHINGTON — The White House is reviewing a proposed finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that global warming is a threat to public health and welfare.

What a coincidence!  Just in time for the Prez’s cap and tax initiative.

Such a declaration would be the first step to regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act and could have broad economic and environmental ramifications. It also would likely spur action by Congress to address climate change more broadly.

The White House acknowledged Monday that the EPA had transmitted its proposed finding on global warming to the Office of Management and Budget, but provided no details. It also cautioned that the Obama administration, which sees responding to climate change a top priority, nevertheless is ready to move cautiously when it comes to actually regulating greenhouse gases, preferring to have Congress act on the matter.

Government agencies don’t move cautiously. They run until they hit the inevitable wall.

The Supreme Court two years ago directed the EPA to decide whether greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels, pose a threat public health and welfare because they are warming the earth. If such a finding is made, these emissions are required to be regulated under the Clean Air Act, the court said.

“I think this is just the step in that process,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, noting the Supreme Court ruling. Another White House official, speaking anonymously in deference to Gibbs, predicted “a long process” before any rules would be expected to be issued on heat-trapping emissions.

But several congressional officials, also speaking on condition of anonymity because the draft declaration had not been made public, said the transmission makes clear the EPA is moving to declare carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases a danger to public health and welfare and views them as ripe for regulation under the Clean Air Act.

Such a finding “will officially end the era of denial on global warming,” said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., whose Energy and Commerce subcommittee is crafting global warming legislation. He said such an endangerment finding is long overdue because of the Bush administration’s refusal to address the issue.

By fiat – not science.  But liberals NEVER let facts get in the way of their assaults on common sense.

The EPA action “signals that the days of ignoring this pressing issue are over,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., whose Senate committee is working on a climate bill.

No, just the days of logical and thoughtful dissent are over.  The juggernaut is in charge now.

Many business leaders argue, as did President Bush, that the Clean Air Act is ill suited to deal with climate change and that regulating carbon dioxide would hamstring economic growth.

“It will require a huge cascade of (new clean air) permits” and halt a wide array of projects, from building coal plants to highway construction, including many at the heart of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan, said Bill Kovacs, a vice president for environmental and technology issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Abigail Dillen, an attorney for the environmental advocacy group Earthjustice, which is involved in a number of lawsuits challenging permits for new coal plants, dismissed the dire economic warnings from business groups about carbon dioxide regulation.

“It’s to their interest to say the sky is falling, but it’s not. … The truth is we’ve never had to sacrifice air quality to maintain a healthy economy. The EPA has discretion to do this in a reasonable way.”

An internal EPA planning document that surfaced recently suggests the agency would like to have a final endangerment finding by mid-April. But officials have made clear actual regulations are unlikely to come immediately and involve a lengthy process with public comment.

Gibbs, when asked about the EPA document Monday, emphasized that “the president has made quite clear” that he prefers to have the climate issue addressed by Congress as part of a broad, mandatory limit on heat-trapping emissions.

But environmentalists said the significance of moving forward with the long-delayed endangerment issue should not be understated.

“This is historic news,” said Frank O’Donnell who heads Clean Air Watch, an advocacy group. “It will set the stage for the first-ever national limits on global warming pollution and is likely to help light a fire under Congress to get moving.”

Hopefully that’s not the only fire that gets lit.  A fire needs to be lit under the reps that claim to represent us.

BO has seen that this has to get done now.  As the number of us “deniers” grows day by day, the window of opportunity is closing.  Despite several studies showing that the Earth may actually be cooling and has been for a few years, this insidious plan will be approved unless We the People generate our own amount of heat toward these arrogant hypocrites.  They live like royalty off our backs, flying around in their own self-importance  in their chartered or private jets, while passing laws that restrict everything the unwashed masses do. 

The insulation around Washington has to be ripped off and shredded.  As the economy worsens, and many much more knowledgeable than I say it will get much worse, how long can the American people tolerate the inevitable increases in their energy costs?  People are sharpening their pitchforks and everyday we see more and more reason to do so.  What are YOU doing about it?

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Holder:Gitmo detainees may be released into US

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 19, 2009

From the WSJ

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners.

Sure, bring probable sworn enemies in through the front door.

Mr. Holder, in a briefing with reporters, said administration officials are still reviewing individual cases of the approximately 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released to comply with plans to close the detention facility by next year.

Six weeks into his tenure, Mr. Holder is still trying to assemble much of the Justice senior leadership, with several nominees awaiting Senate confirmation. He said he has reviewed the department’s handling of white-collar criminal cases in response to the financial crisis and is considering ways to increase coordination on financial fraud among federal prosecutors and state officials. He said he is trying to increase the budget dedicated to white-collar crime, while maintaining funding for national security.

It’s evident that to the Obama administration that capitalist pigs are the bigger threat, not those that crush and burn 3000 innocents by flying planes into 100 story buildings, or perhaps setting off a dirty bomb in a public space.

European justice ministers met with Mr. Holder earlier this week and pressed for details on how many Guantanamo prisoners the U.S. planned to release domestically, as part of any agreement for allies to accept detainees. Mr. Holder said U.S. officials would work to respond to the questions European officials have over U.S. Guantanamo plans.

For “people who can be released there are a variety of options that we have and among them is the possibility is that we would release them into this country,” Mr. Holder said. “That process is ongoing and we’ve not made any determinations or made any requests of anybody at this point.”

Among the detainees whose fate remains undetermined are 17 ethnic Uighurs, from the Central Asian region of China, who have been ordered released by a judge. The U.S. has refused to turn the men over to China, which considers them part of an separatist group.

Wouldn’t want to release a probable terrorist where he might be harmed, now would we?  BHO thinks we need to show them that we’re nice people and mean them no harm even though their religion demands them to kill us unbelievers, or at least subjugate us.  Where is our compassion people? After all, they had to endure tropical temperatures, free meals, free American legal representation and all the comforts they’d never dreamed of back in Desertrockistan.   

How could so many stupid people end up in the same place at the same time? 

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Are these Obama Policies, Distractions or all out Assault?

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 19, 2009

I hate to keep piling on, but the daily onslaught by the most radical administration in our history is really taxing us working folks’ ability to keep up.  Actually, we are going to pile on so much that The O won’t be able to get back up to continue this assault on capitalism and the American way. 

Is it part of his plan to keep us chasing these fires just to get our eyes off the big picture?  The ability of  the people who ran such a well orchestrated campaign, regardless of the complicity of the MSM, gives me pause to think this trainwreck is on purpose.

Just in the last couple days we’ve had these humdingers:

1. A plan to make vets responsible for their own care even after suffering wounds on the field of battle

2. Acorn involved in the Census

3. Volunteering and civilian service 

4. Pelosi saying that to capture and deport illegal immigrants is unpatriotic

5. The Missouri Information Analysis Center says Constitution-loving citizens are a threat to law enforcement and thus the Republic. 

6.  Indignation over bonuses paid by AIG that were approved in the original bailout. 

The controversial nature of each of these definitely gives news sites, talk radio and us in the blog world an abundance of fodder to get our dander up and I’m beginning to think this is to keep our eyes off something far worse.  Each in its own right is frightening, but to float so much at the same time doesn’t make sense.  Why would a President who’s only been in office for two months burn this kind of political capital?  While his approval ratings are falling? Could be that I’m making much ado about nothing  Perhaps there’s just a general feeling on the left that the door has been kicked open and it’s time to push with all they’ve got.

Obama has used the economic downturn as the impetus for things like paying-off supporters, boosting the coffers of ACORN, health care reform, and nationalizing banks.  I’m thinking the new budget he has asked his jackboots to peddle door-to-door is the camel’s nose, hump and posterior under the tent.  Carbon cap and trade as a the vehicle to right the wrongs done to the planet, health care reform, civilian service, immersion into the UN / global agenda, amnesty / open borders, Card Check, pay restrictions on individuals and so much more are the major long-term goals and subsequently will cause serious, if not irreparable damage to our economy. 

Let’s look at the precedent for my line of thinking (for you typical Obama voters that means an event that occurred previously that gives insight on the current) – the “stimulus” bill.  Right wing news and politicians spent days gleaning out the truth of what was in the bill to no avail.  Nobody read the bill in its entirety on either side for lack of available time.   So much for transparency.   That bill was only $820 billion.     There were squeals about pork and some sparks flew, but it was after the fact and we’ve moved on to the next.  He dropped a couple points in his approval ratings, but certainly not any of the battles, let alone the war. 

The President’s proposed budget is for 4 times that much!  It’s being crafted as we speak, the O is promoting and selling it and only a few (who?) know what the final product will be.  What, then, is he selling?  Who is writing it up?  Again, will it be read so we know what’s in it?  The stimulus bill was over 700 pages.  By simple extrapolation, this one could be 2800 pages!

Here’s the rub.  Regardless of how much we ranted and protested, it is now the law of the land.  As more and more of the purposely vague details of the “stimulus” are implemented, the newest distractions engage us.  Our attention becomes damage control.

If George Soros or someone of his ilk is the puppetmaster and Barack a very willing puppet with both houses of Congress aligned with him, there is a power axis like we’ve never seen.  Soros, who swore to knock America off her pedestal (see my recent post here), has the money, the desire and the personnel in place. The hardware to perpetuate the scheme lies in the MSM.

Barack has lived for this moment as have many others before him, especially those in the leadership of the Democrat Party.  He will never live under the totalitarian / egalitarian society he pursues, nor will his accomplices in Congress.  Since his dream of  social and economic parity will be realized, with him at the head, why should he let the rantings of a few in talk radio bother him enough to even consider any other path?  If this machine can make it stick, he will be revered as one of history’s greatest leaders. The MSM will make sure of it.  He’s probably already retained a sculptor to create his bust that will sit alongside those of Lincoln and Jefferson or perhaps Stalin.

We are in the perfect storm and the roots of our republic are being loosed.  We cannot get caught up in the day to day whirlwind which is the Obama administration.  We have no other course but to pray, educate ourselves on our heritage, bring along those in the margins, support only candidates that swear to uphold (what’s left of and restore) the great Constitution of these United States and pray again. 

I guess there is one other…

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Ohioans losing Hope in this Change. Reality replaces Rhetoric.

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 18, 2009

Reality is replacing rhetoric.  Ohio went Blue this last election after a long decline of being Red.  We are experiencing above average unemployment and home foreclosures precipitating the anti-Bush vote that pushed us over the line.  Ohio, except for the liberals in Cleveland and Columbus, is a conservative Midwest state.  Perhaps the buyer’s remorse has kicked in.   The Cincinnati Tea Party held last weekend drew 5000 peaceful and patriotic protestors!  You may have heard about it on talk radio, but the day is coming that Washington will hear us! I was proudly among them and urge everyone to find one and get your butt to it!   

From Cincinnati Business Courier – emphasis mine.  The independents are peeling off the Obama train – and fast!

A new poll of Ohio voters indicates President Barack Obama is losing popularity in some unsurprising areas, but pollsters say a drop in support from a key group of voters may spell cause for concern in his administration.

Results from a Quinnipiac Universitypoll released Wednesday show Obama with 57 percent support among Ohioans, down 10 percentage points from a month earlier. That accounted for an 88 percent approval rating among Democrat voters, 22 percent approval from Republicans and 55 percent from independents.

Some 33 percent of surveyed voters disapprove of Obama’s performance.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,299 Ohioans from March 10 through Sunday. The poll’s margin of error was 2.7 percentage points.

“The drop-off in support is coming from those one might expect – Republicans, whites and men,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the Connecticut school’s polling institute, said in a release. “But of more political concern to the White House may be that Obama’s approval rating among independent voters fell …

More than a month ago, 72 percent of independents approved of the president’s performance.

Brown also pointed to waning support from self-proclaimed evangelical Christians as a sign “the honeymoon might be winding down” on the new presidency. In a February poll, 52 percent of evangelicals approved of Obama’s performance, while 29 percent disapproved, but the latest survey shows a nearly even split – 45 percent approving to 46 percent disapproving.

Obama carries a similar approval rating as Gov. Ted Strickland, who pulled in 56 percent support in polling results released Tuesday. That was down from 63 percent approval in February.

The president, however, scored higher marks than Strickland on his handling of the economy, with 53 percent support his policies and actions, compared to 36 percent disapproving of them. The 39 percent of Ohioans approving Strickland’s handling of the economy were in the minority in the latest poll.

Despite overall backing for Obama’s handling of the economic crisis, Ohio voters by a 2-to-1 margin said his mortgage rescue plan is unfair to homeowners who make their mortgage payments on time. The program’s apparent necessity, however, outweighs concerns over equity – 55 percent of voters approve of the plan. Most of that support, however, came from voters who think the plan is unfair but still needed.

Voters also appear narrowly optimistic over the effects of the mortgage rescue plan. Just over half said they think the plan to help some homeowners will help stabilize neighborhood housing prices. But 41 percent of those surveyed said they think the plan won’t help other home prices.

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UN’s Ban Ki Moon,”US ‘deadbeat’ donor”

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 16, 2009

The corrupt, incorrigible “world body” has the audacity to call it’s biggest contributor a “deadbeat.”  And our public officials agree. 

This body has been ineffective for decades, but continues to extort the taxpayers for support.  This is the same organization that skirts their own sanctions to enrich themselves, sends soldiers on peace-keeping missions and forbids them to shoot, and has given over the Human Rights Council to the oppressive and hateful Islamists of the Organization of Islamic Countries.

US out of the UN – UN out of the US.

From the AP.  Emphasis mine.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his White House meeting with President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised congressional hackles by calling the United States a “deadbeat” donor to the world body.

Ban’s criticism Wednesday of the U.N.’s single biggest backer irked some members of the House Foreign Relations Committee. They were generally supportive of his leadership but voiced concern about U.N. efforts in areas from Sudan to Somalia.

“He used the word ‘deadbeat’ when it came to characterizing the United States. I take great umbrage (over) that,” Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the panel’s senior Republican, said after an hour-long, closed-door meeting. “We certainly contribute a whole lot of U.S. taxpayer dollars to that organization. We do not deserve such a phrase.”

Interviewed after the session, Ban said he had wanted to draw attention to the fact that the U.S. agrees to pay 22 percent of the U.N.’s $4.86 billion operating budget, but is perennially late with its dues — and now is about $1 billion behind on its payments.

Who is the “US” that agreed to this?  I’m thinking it’s probably Carter, but don’t know this. 

That figure is “soon to be $1.6 billion,” Ban emphasized. Asked if he’d used the word ‘deadbeat’ during the meeting, he replied, “Yes, I did — I did,” then laughed mischievously.

Yeah, Ban, hysterical.

Ban also urged Congress to adopt climate change legislation to boost chances for his top goal this year: clinching a global climate deal. The hope is for accord at a U.N.-sponsored conference in Copenhagen in December.

Ban must have gone into business with Al Gore.  A global climate change deal is his top priority this year.

“I believe for the United States it’s a necessity. It will have a very politically important impact on the ongoing negotiation,” he said. “We need the U.S. leadership at this time. (The) whole world is looking at U.S. leadership.”

That’s code for we need your money.  Political necessity or veiled ransom?  

Ban generally got a “very respectful” reception from the House committee, said Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., who chairs a subcommittee that oversees U.S. participation in the United Nations.

“Clearly they have an interest in the United States meeting its responsibility. In terms of peacekeeping, we’re about $670 million behind, and I think the argument is well-stated,” Delahunt said.

No surprise here.  A  Dem. Congressman says this.  The UN is much more important than the US to many of these people.

He noted America backs U.N. peacekeeping operations — and said it loses credibility if it doesn’t provide financial support. “And at the same time, we have to recognize that there are no American troops involved in the 17 different venues where there are peacekeeping operations,” Delahunt said.

We’re too busy protecting the world from Islamists that are taking over the UN!  We should supply the rope we hang ourselves with.

Ban also met with Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who heads a House global warming panel, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the Senate Foreign Relations chairman, and other of the committees’ members.

“Around the world, the United Nations is underfunded and overtasked,” Kerry said, standing beside Ban and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Kerry said they talked about the need for the U.S. to meet its financial obligations to the U.N. and to adopt climate legislation this year to make cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

“I think there will be a very clear vision for all the participants in Copenhagen about what’s happening in the United States, and where we’re headed,” Kerry predicted.

That’s why Obama has to rush this through as his approval rating goes down, down, down losing political capital daily.

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Ban told Obama his support for climate legislation is “encouraging”, but said 2009 is a “make-or-break” year for the U.N. and its member countries on global warming, Darfur and other prominent conflicts.

Are they noticing that fewer and fewer people are buying the hoax of man-made climate change? 

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