Hey... Listen up. This guy is right.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table at which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat,
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt,
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers, if he cries, then
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways to tax his ass.
Tax all he has then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him until He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he's laid.
Put these words upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me to my doom...
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
All these taxes are passed on to YOU under Obama's "I'm not taxing 95% of Americans" tax plan. Just to name a few...
Accounts receivable Tax, Building Permit Tax, CDL license Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax, Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax, Fuel permit tax, Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon, CA's more), Hunting License Tax, Inheritance Tax, Interest expense, Inventory tax, IRS Interest Charges, IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax), Liquor Tax, Luxury Taxes, Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax, Personal Property Tax, Real Estate Tax, Service charge taxes, Road usage taxes, Sales Tax, Recreational Vehicle Tax, School Tax, State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA), Telephone federal excise tax, Telephone federal universal service fee tax, Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes, Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax, Telephone state and local tax, Telephone usage charge tax, Utility Taxes, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Watercraft registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax...
Go ahead, ask him about his hidden tax plan for YOU. I dare you. And, oh yeah... Be sure to "press 1" for English.
It's just a cartoon, depicting the reality of the Obama tax plan.
Now, ask yourselves, why would any company, corporation, employer or producer want to continue doing the work when others reap the benefits of their labor?
(1) Those companies that stay in the United States will simply pass the cost of the added tax onto us, until we can no longer afford it. Then they'll leave.
(2) They won't stay in the United States. It's simple logic. There's more profit in less tax and cheap labor elsewhere in the world. Ireland for one.
Either way, America loses if Obama wins.
Under the provisions of the United States Constitution, Article II, Section I, Obama is "NOT" qualified to be President, but Judge says that "we the people" do not have standing to insist that he (Obama) comply with our Constitution. Though, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish this Constitution for the United States of America," we apparently have no right to enforce it. Cute.
The following is cross posted from Obama Crimes.
(Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 10/25/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire,
the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States, announced today that he is immediately appealing the dismissal of his case to the United States Supreme Court. The case is Berg v. Obama, No. 08-cv-04083.
Berg said, "I am totally disappointed by Judge Surrick's decision and, for all citizens of the United States, I am immediately appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This is a question of who has standing to uphold our Constitution. If I don't have standing, if you don't have standing, if your neighbor doesn't have standing to question the eligibility of an individual to be President of the United States - the Commander-in-Chief, the most powerful person in the world - then who does?
So, anyone can just claim to be eligible for congress or the presidency without having their legal status, age or citizenship questioned.
According to Judge Surrick, we the people have no right to police the eligibility requirements under the U.S. Constitution.
What happened to ‘...Government of the people, by the people, for the people,...’ Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address 1863.
We must legally prevent Obama, the unqualified candidate, from taking the Office of the Presidency of the United States,” Berg said.
Our website obamacrimes.com now has 71.8 + million hits. We are urging all to spread the word of our website – and forward to your local newspapers and radio and TV stations.
Berg again stressed his position regarding the urgency of this case as, “we” the people, are heading to a “Constitutional Crisis” if this case is not resolved forthwith.
For copies of all Court Pleadings, go to obamacrimes.com
I don't know 'bout you, but Channel Nine in Orlando, Florida, just earned themselves a whole group of new viewers. I like this Barbara West of WFTV; she's not only smart, but tough.
Great going, Barbara!!! You asked important questions, the kind that all Americans need to know before voting. Stand your ground, because when you do, you save a little piece of America.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Folks, you probably won't believe this one. I've provided a link to the original newspaper article at the bottom of this post so you'll know it's true.
Cross posted from WorldNetDaily, by Roger Hedgecock
They came for Jessica, and I will not be silent
After World War II, trying to explain how good Germans allowed the monstrous evil of the Nazi regime, a pastor recalled that the Nazis came for the communists, and he did nothing; then for the trade unionists, then for the gypsies and Jews; then for the Catholics – and each time he did nothing. When they came for him, none were left to defend him.
Last week, here in America, they came for Jessica Hughes, and I will not be silent. I will not turn away, hoping, in the end, they will not come for me.
The caller was a female Obama volunteer who asked if Jessica would support Obama for president.
Jessica replied, "No, I don't support him. Your guy is a socialist who voted four times in the state Senate to let little babies die in hospital closets; I think you should find something better to do with your time." Then Jessica hung up.
The next day, a man and a woman in suits showed up at the door of her home, identifying themselves as members of the Secret Service.
The Secret Service agents stated that the Obama campaign had complained of a death threat. They had quoted Jessica as saying, "I will never support Obama, and he will wind up dead on a hospital floor."
Jessica's husband had heard Jessica's side of the original phone call and verified the actual quote. To which the female agent replied, "Oh? Well why would she (the Obama volunteer) make that up?"
Jessica replied that the Obama volunteer was probably unhappy about what Jessica had said about her candidate. The female agent then said "That's right, you were rude!"
The male agent then displayed a file with Jessica's full name prominently printed on it and asked her how she felt about Obama. At this point, the former Marine told the agent "in no uncertain terms" (as she later recounted) that this was America and that the last time she checked, she was allowed to think whatever she wanted without being questioned by the Secret Service. And was being "rude" a federal crime now too?
The agents then admitted they had no tape of the conversation, just the quote from the Obama campaign.
Responding to Jessica's questions, the agents would not identify themselves by name, nor reveal the name of the Obama volunteer who had made the complaint. The agents did indicate that Jessica was not in a court of law yet, and that they were trying to not embarrass her "by going to all her family and neighbors."
To these implied threats, Jessica invited the agents to speak to whomever they wanted, and stated she would happily go to court since she had done nothing wrong.
Jessica asked the agents, "Look, someone calls me unsolicited on my cell phone to ask me to support their candidate, and I can't tell them why I don't?"
The Secret Service left Jessica that day, but she could not get the "visit" out of her mind.
Jessica wrote later, "The fact that the volunteer lied, the fact that the Secret Service came to my house to question me about my thoughts and feelings and threaten to embarrass me to my neighbors and go to court if I didn't cooperate is not the tragedy here.
"Because that girl on the phone doesn't have the pull to send the Secret Service to my home. Someone high in the ranks of a campaign working for a man who may be the next President of the United States of America felt comfortable bringing the force of the Federal Government to bear on a private citizen on nothing but the word of a partisan volunteer."
Taken together with the intimidation campaign against WGN Radio because it aired an interview about the Obama-Ayers connection, the use of local criminal prosecutors to intimidate TV stations in certain states to not run ads critical of Obama, and the use of race to rally black voters and shame white voters, the Obama campaign's M.O. in Jessica's case is a warning.
The pattern is unmistakable. The drumbeat of jackboots echoes now faintly, but persistently, in the fall breeze.
They came for Jessica, and I will not be silent.
Here is the original article in the The Lufkin Daily News
Monday, October 13, 2008
Follow up on an original posting by Snooper of Take Our Country Back
Cross posted from Director Blue, and posts by RadarSite on Maggies Notebook
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Shirat Devorah researched the various articles surrounding the recent Somali hijacking of an Iranian vessel and came to an ominous conclusion.
On August 21st, 2008, the MV Iran Deyant, 44,458 dead weight bulk carrier was heading towards the Suez Canal. As it was passing the Horn of Africa, about 80 miles southeast of al-Makalla in Yemen, the ship was surrounded by speedboats filled with members of a gang of Somalian pirates who grab suitable commercial ships and hold them and their cargos and crews for ransom. The captain was defenseless against the 40 pirates armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades blocking his passage. He had little choice other than to turn his ship over to them. What the pirates were not banking on, however, was that this was no ordinary ship.
The MV Iran Deyanat is owned and operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) - a state-owned company [that] regularly falsifies shipping documents in order to hide the identity of end users, uses generic terms to describe shipments to avoid the attention of shipping authorities, and employs the use of cover entities to circumvent [UN] weapons proliferation [regulations].
[The hijacked ship] was brought to Eyl, a sleepy fishing village in northeastern Somalia, and was secured by a larger gang of pirates - 50 onboard and 50 onshore. The Somali pirates attempted to inspect the ship's seven cargo containers but the containers were locked. The crew claimed that they did not have the "access codes" and could not open them. Pirates have stated they were unable to open the hold without causing extensive damage to the ship, and threatened to blow it up.... the pirates broke open one of the containers and discovered it to be filled with packets of what they said was “a powdery fine sandy soil” ....
Within a period of three days, those pirates who had boarded the ship and opened the cargo container with its gritty sand-like contents, all developed strange health complications, to include serious skin burns and loss of hair. And within two weeks, sixteen of the pirates subsequently died, either on the ship or on shore...
...At this writing, the MV Iran Deyanat is at anchor, watched closely by American, French and Russian naval units.
[Russian sources claim she] was an enormous floating dirty bomb, intended to detonate after exiting the Suez Canal at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in proximity to the coastal cities of Israel. The entire cargo of radioactive sand, obtained by Iran from China (the latter buys desperately needed oil from the former) and sealed in containers which, when the charges on the ship are set off after the crew took to the boats, will be blasted high into the air where prevailing winds will push the highly dangerous and radioactive cloud ashore.
Given the large number of deaths from the questing Somali pirates, it should be obvious that when the contents of the ship’s locked cargo containers finally descended onto the land, the death toll would be enormous. This ship was nothing more nor less than the long-anticipated Iranian attack on Israel.
Fox News interviewed an expert whose analysis would seem to confirm these conclusions:
Chemical experts say the reports sound inconsistent with chemical poisoning, but may reflect the effects of exposure to radiation.
"It's baffling," said Jonathan Tucker, a senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. "I'm not aware of any chemical agent that produces loss of hair within a few days. That's more suggestive of high levels of radioactive waste."
A note from Radarsite: Is this thwarted operation the world's first major dirty bomb attack? If these facts check out -- and so far they seem fairly well substantiated -- this could be the biggest story of the year. If this was in fact a thwarted dirty bomb attack by Iran on Israel, then this is nothing less than an overt act of war. What will Israel's response to this be? What should it be? And how ironic that it should be thwarted by Somali pirates, who are now apparently its only victims.
We will be following these events very closely in these next few days. If anyone has any additional information on this whole affair please forward it to Radarsite and I will post it immediately. - rg
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We Will Not Be Silenced - Part 1 A new documentary by moderate Democrats reveals for the first time the extent to which American citizens have been disenfranchised by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign. This should dispel doubts about how the Democratic nomination was stolen.
The above video was a short introduction to the documentary. The Hill Buzz has written about the new documentary, “We Will Not Be Silenced,” by screenwriter and director Gigi Gaston. It focuses on the “caucus fraud deliberately orchestrated by the Obama campaign during the primaries. Voter intimidation, registration fraud, vandalism, threats of violence, you name it, Obama’s supporters did it.”
Over 2000 complaints in Texas alone reveal a corrupted caucus system that literally stole the nomination from Hillary Clinton. The targeting of local Democratic parties by grassroots leftist activists using smear campaigns to take over local parties in many states started in 2006. Some Democrats believe that these tactics followed the plans laid out by Democracy for America started by Howard Dean.
There are numerous stories of the infiltration by far-left outsiders, often calling themselves “Active Democrats,” who were moved into different localities all over the U.S. during the last two years with the intent to take over local party leadership by any means necessary. Complaints taken to the state level were ignored due to the fact that nobody wanted to rock the boat so close to the primaries. Enraged moderate Democrats, silenced and ignored by their own party, turned to conservative publications to get the word out. In Nov. 2006 I wrote about The Active Democrats Revolution, based upon the stories brought to me by one lifelong Democrat and former Texas county Democratic party chair. (See Extreme Left Hijacking Local Democratic Party Chairs)
According to new information I received, the goal was to replace moderate county chairs with someone within the left wing, and it began with maligning and accusing party chairs of being “Republicans,” and then continued with unrelenting personal attacks. On Primary caucus night in several Texas counties out-of-towners invaded polling precincts to “help” with the sign-in and selection of Obama delegates. However, only voters who live in the voting precinct are allowed to participate in the caucus. Labor party members hijacked local Democratic Party meetings. Corruption during the primary caucuses did happen in just about every Texas county. There were threats, intimidation, lies, stolen documents, lost documents, falsified documents, etc.
The creators of "We Will Not Be Silenced" are clearly Hillary supporters, but the stories told in the preview of the documentary are very similar to stories I have been attempting to document since 2006.
This documentary is about the disenfranchising of American citizens by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign. We the People have made this film. Democrats have sent in their stories from all parts of America. We want to be heard and let the country know how our party has sanctioned the actions of what we feel are Obama Campaign "Chicago Machine" dirty politics. We believe this infamous campaign of "change" from Chicago encouraged and created an army to steal caucus packets, falsify documents, change results, allow unregistered people to vote, scare and intimidate Hillary supporters, stalk them, threaten them, lock them out of their polling places, silence their voices and stop their right to vote, which is, of course, all documented in "We Will Not Be Silenced."
The documentary is gathering further testimonials and cooperating with law enforcement in an investigation into the Obama campaign’s effort to undermine the general election. The RICO investigation of the Obama campaign and of ACORN is already underway. Hill Buzz claims that a pattern of behavior in the primaries clearly reveals a “national conspiracy, rooted in Chicago, to hijack this election and defraud the will of the people.”
There is a lot of activity in Chicago right now, with a lot of IRS agents looking into the finances coming in and out of this city, and across state lines (this was established on Monday when the GOP issued emergency press releases that much of Obama’s campaign contributions could very well be illegal foreign contributions - what appears to be deliberately poor record keeping designed to hide the true identities and monetary sources of online donors is at issue here).
If you are still not convinced that there’s real fire here, please read some of the Caucus Injustices documents and links that have been gathered at the “We Will Not Be Silenced” web site.
To learn more about how the radical left has undermined the Democratic Party on the local level read the following articles I published between 2006 and 2007:
The Active Democrats Revolution , Obama Campaign Abusive to Blue Dogs, Extreme Left Hijacking Local Democratic Party Chairs, and Democratic Left Cloaked in Religion and Patriotism.
Hats off to Barbara Sowell at Digital Journal for a well-written and excellent article and quite an informative read.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
In 1995, Obama, as part of his first run for the Illinois State Senate, began seeking the endorsement of the New Party. The New Party's objective was to push forth the socialist principles of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), that claimed Obama as a member, by focusing on winnable elections at a local level and spreading the Socialist movement upwards.
Obama had been running in a four-way primary against his former boss, Senator Alice Palmer, an executive board member of the U.S. Peace Council, which the FBI identified as a communist front group, and an affiliate of the World Peace Council, a Soviet front group. The New Party required candidates who received the endorsement sign a pledge of support for the party. Obama signed that pledge, choosing to support a party that was, in effect, a front group for communists.
The July issue of the New Ground noted that 15% of the New Party consisted of DSA members and a good number of members of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, a democratic socialist group in the United States which originated in 1991 as the Committees of Correspondence, a moderate, dissenting wing of the Communist Party USA.
When allegations surfaced early this summer of the New Party's endorsement of Obama, the Obama campaign along with the remnants of the New Party and Democratic Socialists of America claimed that Obama was never a member of either organization. The DSA and New Party then systematically attempted to cover up any ties between Obama and the Socialist Organizations. However, it now appears that Barack Obama was indeed a certified and acknowledged member of the DSA's New Party.
On Tuesday, John Hinderaker of the PowerLine blog discovered a web page that had been scrubbed from the New Party's website. The web page which was published in October 1996, was an Internet newsletter update on that years congressional races. Although the web page was deleted from the New Party's website, the non-profit Internet Archive Organization had archived the page.
Here it is:
So the New Party claimed Obama as a member as of 1996. Progressive Populist magazine agreed in this editorial:
New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George's County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago.
Barack Obama chose to affiliate himself with this band of quasi-communists. As the nation moves closer to the election, it is clear that Obama chose to affiliate with assorted anti-American radicals. Machiavelli once noted that we can know a leader by the people he surrounds himself with. What does it say about Barack Obama, that he chooses to surround himself with people committed to overthrowing the United States and capitalism?
Hats Off to the Obama Files, latest news section, article entitled: "Beyond a reasonable doubt -- Obama is a socialist -- at best!"
Friday, October 10, 2008
Youtube removed John McCain's most recent ad demonstrating the connection between Acorn and Obama. YouTube promptly blamed FOX for its removal. However, here is the script and the facts supporting it. Hopefully, the ad will return.
AD FACTS: Script For “ACORN” (WEB :90)
JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approve this message.
ANNCR: Who is Barack Obama? A man with “a political baptism performed at warp speed.” Vast ambition.
· Barack Obama Has Had “A Political Baptism Performed At Warp Speed.” “Obama declined to be interviewed for this article, but conversations with more than a dozen friends and colleagues portray his time in Springfield as a political baptism performed at warp speed, engineered by Obama’s vast self-confidence and ambition.” (Eli Saslow, “From Outsider To Politician,” The Washington Post, 10/9/08)
ANNCR: After college, he moved to Chicago. Became a community organizer. There, Obama met Madeleine Talbot, part of the Chicago branch of ACORN. He was so impressive that he was asked to train the ACORN staff.
· Barack Obama Was Invited By Madeleine Talbot To Help Train Her Staff At ACORN. “Several community organizers and Altgeld Gardens tenants confirmed Johnson was working on asbestos but said Obama organized residents to act. ‘He got people to vote with their feet’ on the issue, organizer Madeleine Talbot said. At the time, Talbot worked at the social action group ACORN and initially considered Obama a competitor. But she became so impressed with his work that she invited him to help train her staff.” (Letta Tayler And Keith Herbert, “Chicago’s Streets Obama’s Teacher,” Newsday, 3/2/08)
· In 1992, Barack Obama Was Hired By ACORN To Run A Voter Registration Effort. “Indeed, Mr. Obama has extensive connections with the granddaddy of activist groups, Acorn (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which has gotten millions in government grants for its low-income housing programs. In 1992, Acorn hired Mr. Obama to run a voter registration effort. He later became a trainer for the group, as well as its lawyer in election law cases. Acorn’s political arm has endorsed Mr. Obama while its ‘voter education’ arm has pledged to spend $35 million to register people this fall — despite a history of vote fraud scandals that have led to guilty pleas by many Acorn employees.” (John Fund, “Obama’s Liberal Shock Troops,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/12/08)
ANNCR: What did ACORN in Chicago engage in? Bullying banks. Intimidation tactics. Disruption of business. ACORN forced banks to issue risky home loans. The same types of loans that caused the financial crisis we’re in today.
· ACORN Led Protests At Banks To Force Them To Issue Risky Home Loans. “Various ACORN chapters across the country, led by folks like Chicago’s Madeline Talbott, staged in-your-face protests in bank lobbies and filed complaints meant to hold up mergers sought by targeted banking firms. Talbott & Co. generally wanted them to ease down-payment requirements and ignore weak credit histories. And their intimidating tactics often necessitated police action, as at a ‘97 protest at Pulaski Bank & Trust in Arkansas, where activists blocked drive-through lanes.” (Editorial, “The Meltdown’s Acorn,” New York Post, 9/29/08)
· ACORN Forced Banks To Issue Shaky Loans By Pressuring The Banks. “ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly touted ‘affirmative action’ lending and pressured banks to make subprime loans. Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of ‘dragging banks kicking and screaming’ into dubious loans. And, as Sol Stern reported in City Journal, ACORN also found a remunerative niche as an ‘advisor’ to banks seeking regulatory approval.” (Mona Charen, “Guilty Party: ACORN, Obama, and the mortgage mess,” National Review Online, 9/30/08)
ANNCR: No wonder Obama’s campaign is trying to distance him from the group, saying, “Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN.”
· The Obama Campaign: “Barack Obama Never Organized With ACORN” (Barack Obama For President Website, http://fightthesmears.com/articles/20/acornrumor, Accessed 10/4/08)
ANNCR: But Obama’s ties to ACORN run long and deep. He taught classes for ACORN.
· Obama Directed Project Vote And Later Taught Classes For “Future Leaders Identified By ACORN And The Centers For New Horizons.” “He [Obama] says he is drawn to politics, despite its superficialities, as a means to advance his real passion and calling: community organization. … In 1992 Obama took time off to direct Project Vote, the most successful grass-roots voter-registration campaign in recent city history. Credited with helping elect Carol Moseley-Braun to the U.S. Senate, the registration drive, aimed primarily at African-Americans, added an estimated 125,000 voters to the voter rolls–even more than were registered during Harold Washington’s mayoral campaigns. ‘It’s a power thing,’ said the brochures and radio commercials. … Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side.” (Hank De Zutter, Op-Ed, “What Makes Obama Run?” Chicago Reader, 12/8/95)
ANNCR: They even endorsed him for President.
· ACORN’s Political Action Committee Endorsed Obama. “[A]CORN’s political action committee endorsed Barack Obama for President. … The endorsement reflects a belief that Obama — who worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago — understands that change must come from the ground-up, as part of a working coalition, rather than from position papers.” (Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Op-Ed, “ACORN: Obama Gets It,” The Nation, 2/23/08)
ANNCR: But now ACORN is in trouble. REPORTER: There are at least 11 investigations across the country involving thousands of potentially fraudulent ACORN forms. ANNCR: Massive voter fraud.
· FOX News’ Eric Shawn: “But There Are At Least 11 Investigations Across The Country Involving Thousands Of Potentially Fraudulent ACORN Forms.” (FOX News’ “Special Report,” 10/8/08)
ANNCR: And the Obama campaign paid more than $800,000 to an ACORN front for get out the vote efforts. Pressuring banks to issue risky loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. Blind ambition. Too risky for America.
· Obama’s Campaign “Paid More Than $800,000″ To ACORN For Get-Out-The Vote Efforts; The Campaign Originally “Misrepresented” The Group’s Work To The FEC. “U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in ‘get-out-the-vote’ projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.” (David M. Brown, “Obama To Amend Report On $800,000 In Spending,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 8/22/08)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against
inflation and high taxes, 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-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?
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 Marines (Armed Forces in general) 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. While I agree with most of what is written, I differ strongly on the notion that voting all politicians out of office is going to clean up the mess. That will only worsen the situation.
This is not the time to abandon careful reasoning and thought with a knee-jerk reaction, else we would be just as culpable for the affairs of our government as they are. We must sift through their records; keep the level-headed and educated, and vote out the drones.
If the American people can't care enough about their Country to be bothered with taking the time to check out the facts themselves to find out who's who, then they deserve what is reaped by such apathy. Come to think of it, maybe that's been the whole problem all along.
Voting them in or out is not the answer. Voting for quality is.
What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you, though you appear to have several choices:
1. You can send this to everyone in your address book, and hope they do something about it.
2. You can agree to vote against everyone that is currently in
office, knowing that the process will take several years and will more than likely damage our Country further.
3. You can do your own research through sites such as Congress.org and examine the record of individuals before you vote, thereby voting for quality instead of throwing a dart.
4. You can decide to run for office yourself and agree to do the job properly.
5. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing, or re-elect the current bunch.
YOU DECIDE, BUT AT LEAST SEND IT ON.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Update 5:12 PM, 10/7/08: After reading this article, please see comments from Frank Marshall Davis' son Mark, at Before Wright and Ayers There Was “Frank”
Despite attempts by the Obama campaign to disparage research into Obama’s obscured past as “swiftboating,” new troubling associations emerge daily raising questions as to why Obama consistently surrounded himself with Anti-American anarchists.
It has gradually come to light that Barack Obama has had a number of long-term “problematic associations with anarchists” that have served to shape and mold his present character. One of his earliest and perhaps most important mentors was a man named Frank Marshall Davis.
Gerald Horne, a Communist Party historian and contributing editor of the Marxist online publication, Political Affairs magazine, wrote in “Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party,” that in Dreams From My Father, Obama names a mysterious “Frank” as an early mentor who was a “decisive-influence” in helping to mold his present African-American identity.
Although, Obama failed to provide Frank’s last name in his book, it has since been established by the Obama campaign that “Frank” was the African-American poet and journalist Frank Marshall Davis, who moved from Chicago to Honolulu in 1948 “at the suggestion of his good friend Paul Robeson.” Robeson was a famous African-American actor, civil rights activist, and a member of the American Communist Party. It would appear that Davis, also a member of the American Communist Party, had considerable influence on Obama; an influence which continued through several formative years. Additionally, it has been suggested by Horne that Obama’s move to Chicago was an attempt to retrace the steps of Davis.
Obama’s recollections of “Frank” in Dreams From My Father was that of a black male role model introduced to him by his grandfather, Stanley Dunhan. Davis, who died in 1987, shows up as “Frank” in several places in Obama’s book primarily because he gave Obama a great deal of advice on life and on race-relations.
In mid September, The O’Reilly Factor interviewed, David Fredosso, author of The Case Against Barack Obama. Fredosso told O’Reilly that according to congressional testimony Davis came to Hawaii from Chicago to help the communists take over the NAACP. According to Obama’s admission in his book, Davis gave Obama advice to “never quite fully trust white people,” and “not to become a race-traitor when he goes to college.”
Joshua Muravchik in writing “Obama's Leftism” for the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, points out that Davis was a long-term Communist party member who remaned active “also when it officially dissolved and went underground in the 1950's.”
Muravchik quotes Obama’s own words about his selection of associates, and points out that to Obama and his colleagues and mentors, the term “community organizer” was a euphemism for professional radical!
“ . . .to avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets . . ."
Accuracy in Media has an explosive article by Cliff Kincaid, written in February 2008, “Obama’s Communist Mentor.” The article attempts to answer the dangerous question, Is “coalition politics” at work in Obama’s rise to power?
John Edgar Tidwell, the editor of books by Davis, confirmed that Davis was a communist. Kincaid wrote:
In addition to Tidwell's book, Black Moods: Collected Poems of Frank Marshall Davis, confirming Davis's Communist Party membership, another book, The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930-1946, names Davis as one of several black poets who continued to publish in CPUSA-supported publications after the 1939 Hitler-Stalin non-aggression pact. . . Dr. Kathryn Takara, a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who also confirms that Davis is the "Frank" in Obama's book, did her dissertation on Davis and spent much time with him between 1972 until he passed away in 1987. . .
Kincaid also refers to the work of Trevour Loudon, of New Zealand, who has been analyzing the political forces behind Obama’s meteoric rise from obscurity. Loudon refers to a letter to the CPUSA from a supporter, Frank Chapman, “hailing the Illinois senator’s victory in the Iowa caucuses.”
"Obama's victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle," Chapman wrote. "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,' not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through."
Townhall Columnist Frank J. Gaffney Jr. wrote “A World Without America,” which also points to the work of Cliff Kincaid in identifying Davis, who was under FBI surveillance for nineteen years, as a “high-level operative in a Soviet-sponsored network in Hawaii,” which “the communists had targeted…largely because of its strategic location and importance to the U.S. defense effort.”
Kincaid describes Davis as a “propagandist, racial agitator and recruiter for the Communist Party of the USA.”
Intriguing comments appear on numerous blogs and message boards about Davis’ connections to the Washington Post chairman, the late Katharine Graham, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (the labor union that “subsidized” the Honolulu Record, which Davis wrote for), the American Committee for Foreign Born, and about Davis’ drug use and lurid sexual exploits prior to becoming Obama’s mentor. One particular comment points to a pornographic novel Sex Rebel: Black (Memoirs of a Gourmet Gash) supposedly written by Davis under a pseudonym, Bob Green.
A new biography of Barack Obama The Dream Begins: How Hawaii Shaped Barack Obama, by journalists Stu Glauberman and Jerry Burris, purports to “fully explore” Obama’s friendship with Davis.
The book is the first to fully explore Obama's friendship with African- American poet and activist Frank Marshall Davis, who has been demonized as a "Communist" by some, but lionized in Hawaii as an ardent defender of social justice for ethnic union workers and blue-collar laborers. It was Davis who helped shape Obama's ideals of racial equality, which would later prompt him to become a community organizer.
Crosspost from and many thanks to FaultlineUSA
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Prepare to grind your teeth and wonder why nothings changed since 2000...
Here’s a leftblog story accusing Fox news of denigrating the homeless - rather than focusing on the voter fraud - including bussing in homeless from out of state - being reported, which the left blog apparently finds acceptable... much more "relevant" to accuse FOX of homeless "abuse."
A Baltimore Sun reader (possibly the lone Republican reader...) takes issue with a Sun editorial that correctly addressed voter fraud but selectively refused to name ACORN’s involvement, pointing out that “...ACORN has been implicated in similar voter fraud schemes in 14 other states.” He ends with a great line, saying, “The Baltimore Sun loses credibility when its selective outrage reveals its liberal bias.”
I’m sure it was merely coincidence that these missing voter registration forms came from a Republican organization...
This story touches on the homeless voter registration question, along with several other issues; in the main, however, it addresses how easily and disgustingly any fool with a penchant to sue and persistence born of boredom can use the legal system to pass the day and simultaneously tie government in knots.
This story, from another leftblog brags:
“Kym Cason said that she registered 25 times and registered several of her friends 40 times to help her boyfriend, who earned $2 for each voter he registered for the Association of Community Organizations.”
I stumbled onto a site that specializes in trying to prove that allegations of voter fraud are... a fraud. Not surprisingly, this is a left-wing group with a pretentious sounding name “Bennan Center for Justice” at NYU Law School.
Seems to me that the same folks who want open borders also want open voting. Check out the site... be prepared to gag!
Not surprising that the NY Slime would print an Editorial saying...
“There is no evidence that voting by noncitizens is a significant problem.”
“There is, however, ample evidence that a requirement of proof of citizenship will keep many eligible voters from voting.”
“...the driving force behind strict voter ID requirements in general is not a genuine effort to prevent fraud, since there is virtually no evidence that in-person voter fraud is occurring. It is, rather, the Republican Party’s electoral calculations.”
There is the occasional good news, such as this report about criminal charges being filed against a voter registration worker who faked approximately 27 registration forms, explaining that she, “...had to meet a daily quota of twelve to fifteen registration forms set up by her employer, the Community Voters Project, on top of a second job.
This site, “Stop the ACLU” explains the above story, pointing out that the “nonpartisan” voter registration organization that employed the soon-to-be felon, was actually part of the Progressive Future Education Fund, which had been involved in several other cases of voter fraud?
“ACORN voter fraud” is a very productive search term, as can be seen
A big thank you to BK, from http://www.chatmembers.com/ccr/ for the above info, which can be found in the thread "Fighting Fraud."