Barack Obama – Unelectable in 2012; His Waterloo was Sarah Palin speaking out against ObamaCare; TeamSarah On Deck!

Sarah Palin has Ended Obama's Reelection in 2012

Sarah Palin has Ended Obama's Re-electability in 2012

Obama - the Relection Joke of 2012; Bye Bye 'Bama!

Obama - the Relection Joke of 2012; Bye Bye 'Bama!

Not Only is ObamaCare Lethal….

obamacare seniors check in but dont check out

It’s Debt would destroy this country…

Folks… Sarah Palin has destroyed any chance Obama will be re-electable in 2012 and she did it with Facebook Notes and the Truth.

The following article by D.K. Jamaal says it in a nutshell:


Prelude to 2012: how did Democrats let Sarah Palin destroy health care reform with Facebook?

D.K Jamaal, Progressive Examiner
September 2, 4:49 PM

Sarah Palin stands on stage during the election night rally on
November 4, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Getty images)

It’s not even 2012, and Sarah Palin, the “lightweight” Caribou Barbie stupid dumb right-wing inexperienced unqualified unaccomplished religious wacko birther enabling nut that came from Wasilla, has already defeated President Obama.

CLICK HERE to see SLIDESHOW of the Palinator!

She has trounced Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

She has trumped MoveOn, ACORN, and Obama’s mass army of volunteers at Organizing for America.

She has out-demagogued the three stooges of MSNBC Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and Rachel Maddow.

Oh, and she did it with Facebook notes.

Read that again: she did it with Facebook notes.

The notion that Obamacare would include panels making end-of-life decisions for Americans had floated unnoticed in the ether for months, before Palin’s Facebook note dated August 7, 2009 – ominously warning of “Obama’s death panel” stocked with “evil” government “bureaucrats” who would deny care to the “sick, elderly, and disabled.”

Now, let’s keep in mind that Mrs. Palin is (should be?) little more than a celebrity curio at this point.

She holds no elected office.

She is not a party official, nor the head of any chartered political organization. She is not a Fortune 500 businesswoman, not a powerful member of the prognosticating pundit class, not a cited academic authority.

She is a private citizen. But, oh, what a private citizen!

Sarah Palin speaks at the Republican Governors Association
conference November 13, 2008 in Miami, Florida.(Getty images)

How should those who disagreed with this private citizen’s assessment of the health care debate have responded to her allegations? Simple.

They should have ignored her, as they would do any one they really considered a rube with no credibility and no power.

But many Obama supporters aren’t that intelligent, and the ones who are know Sarah Palin is nobody’s village idiot.

That’s why they — stupidly — tried to silence her so viciously. Oops.

Palin-the-puppetmaster uttered “death panel” and the left-wing, right on cue, went running after the thrown bone, tails wagging and tongues slobbering in hyperventilation.

The self-defeating inability of Democrats to ignore the Palinator magnified the “death panel” claim.

They kept Palin squarely in the mainstream, made “death panels” the talk of the town. And by the time you hear something enough it becomes true. Seniors were scared. Independents were worried. And the debate was completely hijacked.

Palin distracted health care progressives at a time when we should have been explicating an optional government plan to compete with predatory private insurance companies as the pragmatic alternative to socialist single-payer and the laissez faire rapaciousness preferred by Wall Street-Washington oligarchs.

Democratic talking head Paul Begala got a lot of press by summing Palin up as a “whack job” and a “lightweight.

In the meantime, Palin kept releasing healthcare killing Facebook notes – spreading conservative anti-Obamacare articles (August 8 and 9), doubling-down on death panels (August 12), accusing reformists of wanting to ration health care (August 13), and pushing tort reform (August 21).

As the arguments gained traction, and as Obamacrats continued bending to the big pharamaceutical lobby in compromising away real reform, liberals – instead of pushing back with relentless, focused talking points for price controls, public options, and mandates – frothed at the mouth, launched sexist attacks against Palin, and denigrated town hall protestors.

The result of all this?

Counseling is out of the proposals – just like Sarah Palin the Lightweight of Wasilla wanted. And as an added bonus, the neglected public option is now off the table, with the President unwilling to fight for it. Government ability to bargain for lower drug prices? Denied. Consumer ability to buy cheaper drugs from other countries? Gone. A universal mandate? Obama wouldn’t even support that in the primaries.

PERRY, GA – DECEMBER 1: Sarah Palin arrives at a campaign rally for Republican
incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss, on December 1, 2008 in Perry, Georgia. (Getty)

So that’s all folks. There goes real health care reform.

I wish I, a private citizen, could write some Facebook notes and get the kind of health care bill I wanted.

It is, as put it, “truly, truly remarkable.”

If Palin can manage to throw Obama off message with Facebook, I shudder to think what Palin can accomplish with the entire right-of-center electoral apparatus behind her at the top of a national ticket.

When the Democratic Congress finally passes its Palinized, Obamagutted health care non-reform bill with nothing in it resembling cost control, competition, or anything remotely progressive, the epitaph should read:

“Here lies health care reform: killed by Facebook, buried by Obama.”

By Facebook. By Sarah Palin’s Facebook notes.

You don’t have to agree with Palin’s policies to be wowed by this — or to get a kick out of seeing the misogynist, working class-hating East Coast manchild geeks get their butts handed to them by this PTA mom. This is populism at its most stunning.

Whack job? Depends on your politics.

But lightweight? Ha! Whatever you say, Begala.

See you in 2012, private citizen Palin. Do your thang, babe. Lightweight your way right to the Oval Office.



Take a look at this article from Pajamas Media:

Napoleon, Obama, and Health Care ‘Reform’

Like Napoleon in Spain, a short-run victory on ObamaCare could prove disastrous for the president in the long term.

September 3, 2009 – by George Leef

History is full of examples of conquests that seemed easy and tempting, but later turned out to be gigantic blunders. One of them was Napoleon’s decision to invade Spain in 1808 and put his elder brother Joseph on the throne. That was the first great miscalculation of his career.

I strongly suspect that Obama’s decision to “reform” American health care by thoroughly politicizing it will become his Spain — a short-run victory that will in the long run prove disastrous for him.

Napoleon and Spain

In 1808, Napoleon was the master of continental Europe. To his south, Spain was officially an ally, but it was a nation long past its age of military power. The Spanish army was no match for the French and Napoleon was certain he could easily crush it, capture Madrid, and send the corrupt King Charles IV packing. Under the conventions of warfare at that time, once you had beaten the enemy army and taken the capital city, fighting ceased and the victor could enjoy the spoils of war. Napoleon, the great conqueror, couldn’t resist this piece of low-hanging fruit.

Things did not go according to Napoleon’s plans. Defeating the Spanish army was easy enough, as was the business of putting Joseph on the throne. But afterward, the country erupted in partisan warfare that gave us the word “guerilla.” French garrisons and supply trains were attacked. Spain was drenched in blood and the drain on French resources and manpower was debilitating. For Napoleon, conquering Spain was a self-inflicted wound that turned gangrenous.

Obama and health care

In early 2009, Barack Obama was in much the same position as Napoleon in 1808. He sat in the White House with overwhelming power in Congress to enact his initiatives for remaking the United States to suit his egalitarian, statist vision. Obama and his Democratic shock troops captured the auto and financial industries in blitzkrieg campaigns in the spring. He seemed invincible — and then he decided to launch a summer offensive to take over health care. Ever since, the fighting has been fierce.

Exactly what will happen on this front is uncertain, but let’s assume that in the fall, Obama’s forces — reinforced, re-energized, and inspired by the loss of Field Marshal Kennedy — ram through some variant of ObamaCare. (As I argued here, the details won’t matter very much.) Then they will be able to savor their victory — right?

Probably not. Here’s why I think such a victory will be like Napoleon’s “victory” in Spain.

In the past, every advance of the welfare state has been politically successful (and by that, I certainly don’t mean they were good policies) for this reason: government programs delivered concentrated, visible benefits to people while the costs were widely dispersed among taxpayers and consumers.

Social Security, for example, has been a political success because the benefits are tangible and well-publicized, creating a strong political constituency for continuing and expanding it. Of course, there are no free lunches and Social Security meant taking money away from workers. The Social Security taxes, however, are cleverly hidden by the device of withholding. Grandma Green sees her check, but the working people who were taxed to pay for it never saw their money.

That’s why Social Security has been a political sacred cow. Economists and policy wonks have been criticizing it for decades, but to no avail.

As “public choice” economists have long understood, even terribly inefficient and wasteful government programs will survive if they have concentrated benefits and widely diffuse costs. The beneficiaries will fight much harder to keep the goodies coming than the people who pay the resulting higher taxes and prices will fight to end the program. In fact, the latter usually don’t even know that they are being mulcted.

The list of programs like that is enormous: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, sugar price supports, export subsidies, protective tariffs, pro-union le

Why ObamaCare is different

Now think about ObamaCare. It’s different than all those welfare state policies in a crucial respect: it will create concentrated, visible costs for people, but the benefits will mostly be intangible and diffused. That isn’t a politically successful model. Instead, it’s likely to create a national uprising, just as Napoleon’s invasion of Spain did.

ObamaCare is an attempt to provide expansive health care benefits for millions of people who previously made do with much less, while simultaneously bringing down total health care spending. That will inevitably lead to the kinds of denial of treatment decisions and rationing by waiting list that are found in Britain and other countries with heavily politicized systems. Americans won’t react with indifference when grandma can’t get a hip replacement because some federal panel has decreed that it wouldn’t be cost-effective. Never before has a government program here created large numbers of people who will see themselves as terribly victimized by it.

Let’s imagine a hypothetical conversation between Grandma Green’s daughter and her congressman, whom we’ll call Representative Frump.

Daughter: “My mother needs a hip replacement to be able to regain mobility and enjoy life, but some bureaucratic panel said she can’t have it. You voted for ObamaCare even though we both wrote to you to explain why we were against it. What do you have to say?”

Congressman Frump: “Well, too bad about your mother, but you’ve got to keep in mind that under our reformed system, we are now insuring millions who used to be uninsured. That’s a great step toward social justice for America!”

Concentrated cost versus an abstract benefit. That defense won’t play in Peoria. It probably won’t even play in San Francisco, Boston, or Washington, D.C.

Guerilla warfare to come

The political insurgency will be fueled by cases like Grandma Green’s. Every adverse medical outcome that can plausibly be blamed on ObamaCare will be used to fan the flames. Congressmen and senators who voted for the legislation will be the equivalent of the vulnerable French garrisons and supply trains in Spain. They’ll be attacked repeatedly and many will fall. Political ads built around instances like the conversation above will take a large toll of Democratic loyalists.

Worse yet for the left, Americans who would never have thought about the damage that other parts of its collectivist, anti-individual agenda are doing to the country will become receptive to such messages. Many who were drawn into the insurgency because they dislike ObamaCare will come to understand that it is only one of hundreds of federal programs that harm people, waste money, and make us poorer. In short, ObamaCare will help catalyze opposition to statism itself.

Another similarity to Napoleon’s peninsular campaign will probably be the efforts at suppressing it. One of Goya’s most famous paintings depicts a French firing squad executing Spanish rebels. Doing that might appeal to some of Obama’s staff, but the actual tactics will involve increasing harassment from the IRS, the Federal Election Commission, and other federal bureaucracies capable of making life miserable for those who publicly criticize ObamaCare and its defenders. Like the firing squads, those efforts will only make the resistance more determined.

Could ObamaCare actually be driven out, as the French were from Spain? The conventional wisdom has been that if it passes, we’ll never get rid of it. I’m not sure about that. True, bad laws are hardly ever repealed, but for the reasons I’ve given, ObamaCare is going to be uniquely vulnerable. Combined with the outrages that other aspects of Obama’s statist, authoritarian agenda will keep producing, the United States is going to experience the political equivalent of the uprising against Napoleon.

That uprising has already begun and if ObamaCare is enacted, it will intensify greatly. The political combat will be vicious. My hunch is that Obama will regret that he roused the still-substantial portion of the American populace that prefers liberty and individual responsibility to subservience to the nanny state.


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404 Responses to Barack Obama – Unelectable in 2012; His Waterloo was Sarah Palin speaking out against ObamaCare; TeamSarah On Deck!

  1. tellitlikeitis says:

    The Obama administration is rethinking its course recommendations for students ahead of President Obama’s address to the the nation’s schoolchildren next week, rewriting its suggestions to teachers for student assignments on how to “help the president.”

    White House aides said the language was supposed to be a inspirational, pro-education message to America’s youths, but its unintended consequences were evident.

    Among the activities initially suggested for pre-K to 6th grade students was to “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.”

    Another assignment for students after hearing the speech was to discuss what “the president wants us to do.”

    White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the changes to the language are intended to make the lesson plans clearer. He added that the speech is not a policy speech, but is intended to encourage kids to work hard and commit to school.

    The speech is “about the value of education and the importance of staying in school as part of his effort to dramatically cut the dropout rate,” Vietor said.

    The Washington Times was first to report. Thursday that the plan was being reconsidered. Presidential aides also acknowledged to the newspaper that they helped the U.S. Education Department write the suggested assignments, which stirred criticism by many who say Obama is trying to indoctrinate the education system.

  2. VotingFemale says:

    Sorry… been busy posting blog articles this morning and was tied up all day yesterday… sigh

  3. VotingFemale says:

    And a special thanks to “Mike” over at

    Thanks for posting links to my Blog Posts, Mr Socialist! 😉

    You guys crack me up! hahahahahahahahahahaha

  4. tellitlikeitis says:

    Echoes of Clinton in 1993 Could Haunt Obama’s Speech to Congress on Health Care
    The circumstances of Obama’s address to Congress on health care reform will be quite similar to President Clinton’s speech on the same topic 16 years ago — but with some key difference
    By Major Garrett

    Wednesday, September 02, 2009

    WASHINGTON — When President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress next Wednesday to push for health care reform, the speech will come nearly 16 years after President Bill Clinton delivered his own address to Congress on the very same topic.

    Clinton’s push for health care reform ultimately failed, but in the short term, his speech in September 1993 succeeded: Afterward, polling showed the country somewhat open to Clinton’s call for mandatory insurance coverage purchased and supplied through tightly regulated Health Maintenance Organizations.

    Obama’s speech, however, will occur after a summer of discontent driven by raucous town hall events, resulting in deepening public opposition to Obama’s health care plans and newfound skepticism about his ability to lead.

    The last thing this year’s debate needs is another Obama speech, said Doug Schoen, who took over polling for Clinton after the GOP landslide of 1994 that propelled Republicans to leadership of the House and Senate for the first time in 40 years.

    “I think he’s out of touch with what he needs to do,” Schoen said. “I don’t think he needs another speech. I don’t think it’s a question of oration. I think it’s a question of the bill, the agreement, showing presidential leadership in getting the Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and their leadership, to the White House to hammer out an agreement that works in the interest of the American people.”

    Clinton’s address, on Sept. 22, 1993, sought to galvanize a Congress led by Democrats behind a 1,000-page bill that his White House health care task force, led by then-first lady Hillary Clinton, produced to deal with rising health care costs and 37 million uninsured residents.

    The circumstances of Obama’s address are similar — but with a big difference: Clinton’s speech came at the beginning of the process.

    The legislation Clinton’s White House authored didn’t arrive on Capitol Hill until Nov. 20, about two months after his speech. Obama will speak after three House committees and one Senate committee already have produced bills to their liking — bills Obama has generally praised.

    White House officials say Obama will be more specific about what he wants. But, they caution, he won’t be too specific. They cannot say, for example, if Obama will rule out the government-funded entry into private insurance known as the “public option.”

    But when they discuss the public option, White House aides sound less than enthused.

    “The president thinks it’s the best way to achieve his ultimate goal, choice and competition, but certainly not the only way to get there,” one adviser said.

    Some Democrats already assume it’s gone.

    “This debate is focusing on a very minute sliver of the overall reform picture,” said Anne Kim of Third Way, a think tank that says it represents the “moderate wing of the progressive movement.”

    “Treating it (the public option) as if it is everything has really, really skewed the public perception of what health reform is all about,” she said. “Substantial reform can be done with or without a public option. It’s the garnish that’s on top. It’s the means, but not the ends.”

    Kim also predicted a realignment among liberals around a health care bill that doesn’t include the public option, all in the name of pragmatism.

    “You’re going to see a lot of movement, I think, in the progressive caucus toward a more pragmatic position, particularly in the next four to six weeks,” Kim said.

    That movement hasn’t happened yet.

    In San Francisco, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday told reporters: “In all three of our committees, we have come up with a public option. And so, we will have a public option in the bill. Let me say it another way: We can’t pass a bill without a public option — unless someone comes up with a better idea, which we haven’t heard yet.”

    It isn’t clear yet what that idea might be, but White House advisers hope it is found and agreed upon before the House votes a bill off the floor sometime in October.

    When asked if the House would approve a public option but give up on it in an eventual compromise with the Senate, where the public option lives in name only, a White House adviser advised caution.

    “I’m not sure that would be the way to go because once that vote goes up, it’s much harder to walk that back,” the adviser said.

    The White House knows if House bill contains a public option, liberals who fought for it won’t give it up and may abandon the final product if the public option is dumped in compromise talks with the Senate. In other words, Democrats have to find a way to set the public option aside before the House acts.

    Kim, of Third Way, said if the public option is dropped, liberals can achieve other reforms without bleeding Obama of more popularity.

    “The public option is like the python that has swallowed the elephant,” she said. “Once it’s out of the way and digested and gone, then everything else is very easy to deal with. What we already have on the table amounts to the next New Deal for middle-class Americans.”

    It’s unclear if liberals will regard a bill that addresses portability, pre-existing conditions and preventive medicine as the “next New Deal.” It’s even less clear they will vote for it.

    What is clear, Schoen said, is that Obama must stop believing every political problem can be solved with another “big speech.”

    “What hasn’t been present is a clear direction, a clear plan and a clear strategy,” Schoen said. “That’s what the American people need and require and that’s what’s been absent.”

  5. VotingFemale says:


    Everytime Obama pulls a Socialist ASSHAT stunt like this Socialist Classroom Propaganda stunt, he just pushes his Poll Numbers further into the Political Toilet!


    Obama? America will NEVER be ready for the likes of you and your Communist PALS!

    Get a Life Obama… the one you have now you have ruined for all time… and now? you will crumble daily as the longest setting Lame DUCK in the Oval Office…

    You are history dude…

  6. Foxwood says:

    Make the pledge to be a servant of the President…

  7. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning VF! Yes I agree but he is such an egomaniac that he won’t get it until his poll numbers are in the 20’s.

  8. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, I wonder what they will pledge after Obama taxes them into the poor house.

  9. Foxwood says:

    And don’t forget to keep your kids out of school on PASS day, Sept. 8, 2009

  10. Foxwood says:

    It’s for the good of the President, Tellit!

  11. karmahd says:

    All Hail the Furer, the fist bump is the official signal of the New World Order!! Did you all hear about the NEA and there new organized movement of propaganda to help PUSH the causes of Obama?? Morning everyone!

  12. tellitlikeitis says:

    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    Thursday, September 03, 2009 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11 (see trends). Thirty-four percent (34%) say the country is generally heading in the right direction.

    Sixty-eight percent (68%) believe that the passage of the Congressional health care reform plan will increase the deficit. A Rasmussen video report shows that 47% now expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years. That’s the highest total yet.

    Fifty-one percent (51%) say that Congress is too liberal while 22% say it’s too conservative.

    State polling in Virginia shows that Republican hopeful Robert McDonnell still leads in the Governor’s race.

    The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter and Facebook.

    A Month-by-Month Review of the President’s ratings shows that the Presidential Approval Index served as a leading indicator by declining months before the President’s overall job approval ratings fell.

    Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.

    While much commentary has been written about how tough August was for Democrats, a review of the data suggests July was really the tougher month. The President’s Job Approval ratings fell more sharply in July than August. Additionally, the number of people who consider themselves Democrats fell to a two-year low in July before inching up slightly in August. Overall, 37.3% of Americans now consider themselves Democrats while 32.6% are Republicans.

    Republicans have opened their largest lead yet over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

    However, Republican voters say that GOP representatives in Congress are still out of touch with the party base. Most say that the average Republican in Congress is more liberal than the average Republican voter. Unlike Republicans, Democratic voters say that their party’s Congressmen and voters hold similar views. Forty-two percent (42%) say people randomly selected from the phone book could do a better job than the current Congress. Most voters now expect that the situation in Afghanistan will get worse over the next six months. That’s up fourteen points over the past month. At the same time, the number worried about a terrorist attack in the United States has declined.

    Scott Rasmussen has recently had three analysis columns published in the Wall Street Journal. The most recent was on health care. Earlier columns were on the President’s approval ratings and how Obama won the White House by campaigning like Ronald Reagan. If you’d like Scott Rasmussen to speak at your meeting, retreat, or conference, contact Premiere Speakers Bureau. You can also learn about Scott’s favorite place on earth or his time working with hockey legend Gordie Howe.

    It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters. Some other firms base their approval ratings on samples of all adults. President Obama’s numbers are always several points higher in a poll of adults rather than likely voters. That’s because some of the President’s most enthusiastic supporters, such as young adults, are less likely to turn out to vote. Other factors are also important to consider when comparing Job Approval ratings from different polling firms.

    A Fordham University professor rated the national pollsters on their record in Election 2008. We also have provided a summary of our results for your review. In 2008, Obama won 53%-46% and our final poll showed Obama winning 52% to 46%. While we were pleased with the final result, Rasmussen Reports was especially pleased that our data was the least volatile of all the tracking polls. Our daily tracking showed Obama with a stable and solid lead with more than 50% of the vote every single day for the last six weeks of the campaign.

    In 2004 George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote while John Kerry earned 48.3%. Rasmussen Reports was the only firm to project both candidates’ totals within half a percentage point by projecting that Bush would win 50.2% to 48.5%. (see our 2004 results).

    Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of sampling error—for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters–is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Premium Members.

    Like all polling firms, Rasmussen Reports weights its data to reflect the population at large (see methodology). Among other targets, Rasmussen Reports weights data by political party affiliation using a dynamic weighting process. While partisan affiliation is generally quite stable over time, there are a fair number of people who waver between allegiance to a particular party or independent status. Over the past four years, the number of Democrats in the country has increased while the number of Republicans has decreased.

    Our baseline targets are established based upon separate survey interviews with a sample of adults nationwide completed during the preceding three months (a total of 45,000 interviews) and targets are updated monthly. Currently, the baseline targets for the adult population are 37.7% Democrats, 32.7% Republicans, and 29.6% unaffiliated. Likely voter samples typically show a slightly smaller advantage for the Democrats.

    A review of last week’s key polls is posted each Saturday morning. Other stats on Obama are updated daily on the Rasmussen Reports Obama By the Numbers page. We also invite you to review other recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls.

  13. m2 says:

    OMG… I Loveeeee that photo of Pelosi-Joker “fascism” on the previous blog post, VF

  14. m2 says:

    1 in 6 Obama voters now strongly disapprove of Obama and regret their vote.

  15. m2 says:

    according to awesome Dick Morris, prior advisor to Billy Clinton.

  16. VotingFemale says:

    “I swear by God this sacred oath that I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich, supreme commander of the armed forces, and that I shall at all times be prepared, as a brave soldier, to give my life for this oath.” — The Wehrmacht Oath of Loyalty to Adolf Hitler, 2 August 1934

  17. samiam60 says:

    I can only hope that some of you Liberals who read this blog might have come to the conclusion that perhaps you have been deceived by Obama and may just have deep seated feelings of regret in the way you voted Nov. 08.

    Perhaps it is time for all of you to swallow your pride and put your Family and Loved Ones First.
    Many of us have been deceived by Obama and there is no shame in admitting yourself a victim of Obama’s deceitful lies and ways.

    We together are All Americans and it is high time we lay down Some of our Differences and stop this Mad Man before we have no Country left to Love. Join with us today for the common good of the United States of America and help us help You preserve your Freedoms.

  18. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning M2!

    yes… and those are the tip of the iceberg… more to follow as ObamaCare infighting gets intense in the next few weeks with Congress back in Washington.

    Conservative Democrat Congress people see the hand writing on the wall… they will be voted out of office for backing this Communist Obama.

    And that Pelosi Joker poster is a scream! and sooo fitting that Socialist Loon Speaker of the House!

    m2 says

    1 in 6 Obama voters now strongly disapprove of Obama and regret their vote.

  19. m2 says:

    VF, once this news hits mainstream… ie. people who don’t use internet daily etc.

    We will see the lame duck president. The only things he can pass will be the hidden things (which they are doing already) and the legislation without the will of the people.

    The people will hate Obama when they learn the types of content the State is pushing on children. I knew education propagandizing was next on the agenda… but people had enough at the Stimulus.

    which is why they HATE his version of Healthcare.

    it’s the ECONOMY STUPID!!!!

  20. Foxwood says:

    Morning Karma, VF, M2, Tellit, and Sami.

    Off to serve the wizard again.

  21. m2 says:

    yes, Reid says that he will force Reconciliation. BUT, I’m hearing that Robert Byrd, Democrat- Virginia is HIGHLY PISSED!

    and Reid, Obama, Emanuel, and Pelosi’s dishonesty and subverting of good lawful intentions. ie. Reconciliation is for “BUDGETS”.

    Obama got himself in a stinker…. with this.

    You know what Dick Morris also said- his people are great at Campaign Sell, but they absolutely SUCK on Issue sell… because it’s not about race, story or anything. It’s an issue. That’s why they are shitty leaders.

    HA HA HA HA HA!!!

  22. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is what they are sending to school children.

  23. tellitlikeitis says:

    Again Good Morning Everyone!

  24. m2 says:

    Democrat Senator Robert Byrd:

    I can say with confidence that the process the Senate utilizes today hardly resembles the process envisioned in 1974. The budget reconciliation process, for example, was once thought to allow for last-minute adjustments between two or more budget resolutions in a fiscal year, something that has never happened in the thirty-five years since the enactment of the Budget Act. Today, the reconciliation process serves as a reminder of how well-intentioned changes to the Senate rules can threaten the institution in unforeseen ways. Reconciliation can be used by a determined majority to circumvent the regular rules of the Senate in order to advance partisan legislation.

    Of the few checks on this fast-track process, I am proud to say that one of the most effective bears my name under the Byrd Rule, prohibiting extraneous matter on reconciliation bills. I also am pleased that the Committee created, at my request, a point of order in the Fiscal Year 2008 budget resolution, prohibiting reconciliation bills that worsen the deficit. I hope this prohibition will be codified in the Budget Act, as the Byrd Rule was codified. But these checks alone, I am sorry to say, are not sufficient to prevent abuse. It is long past time that the Senate take a look at the reconciliation process, and even consider doing away with it, if it is found that the rights of the minority cannot be better protected.

  25. m2 says:

    Good morning!!

    that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher celebrity video shows how even if you made it in L.A. -finishing high school and grade school is essential… I’ve never seen such ignorant garbage slaves to the state BS like that.. ha ha…

  26. samiam60 says:

    In desperate times most people will believe almost anything that offers them hope. I feel for those who have been deceived and hope also that they can see it now and are willing to stand up for America regardless of their persuasion. We have some on here who have done just that.
    Fool me once, Shame on you.
    Fool me twice, Shame on ME.

  27. m2 says:

    Democrat Byrd:

    … while the Senate drifted far from its Constitutional responsibility to legislate for the American people.

    It underscores the dangers of the reconciliation process – where bills and amendments are considered under expedited procedures, where vote-aramas occur and chaos ensues, and where Senators are called upon to cast votes on nearly anonymous, and potentially dangerous, amendments without adequate time for debate and understanding. No wonder the American people are losing faith in their governmental institutions.

  28. tellitlikeitis says:

    good morning m2.

  29. m2 says:

    comment from a Patriot:

    I’m surprised to see people calling this a failed presidency. Everything being done is purposeful. Look at the Czars….a rogues gallery. The most benign are only leftist radicals. The worst are outright communists. Obama wants control of everything from healthcare to the census to the internet….all for the good of the people.

    Folks….you’re looking at Obama through a prism that wants to see things like logic and honor. Put aside the prism….don’t just look, SEE. No one is wringing their hands about “legacy”….they’re Marxists for God’s sake! The only “legacy” they want to see is the fall of capitalism and they literally care not what must be done to achieve that goal. THINK. An Administration that was at least TRYING to make things better would occasionally stumble upon a good idea. Has that happened ONCE?

    I want to take you back to the day OJ was acquitted. At the time, my wife was an itinerant teacher of blind and visually impaired kids. On that particular day, she was at an inner city school and at the acquittal announcement, she was in the teacher’s lounge when she overheard one of the black teachers squeal with joy “we finally got one over on whitey”. To my horror, that sentiment (more than less) prevailed in the “black community” for days if not weeks thereafter. If you lived through that period as an adult, I suspect you remember being shocked as well by the unveiling of rabid black racism.
    Fast forward to Reverend Wright and his congregation….including Obama. Don’t just listen, HEAR.

    No one in the Obama Administration is worried about anything as mundane as “legacy”….they are intent on pulling the rug out from under every concept, idea and structure that made America the most prolific engine of prosperity ever known to man.

    Watch the Chinese. They own us lock-stock-and-barrel…they are also extremely dependent on our “engine”. If/when they lose confidence in T-bills, run for the hills.

  30. samiam60 says:

    I really don’t think Obama and thugs actually believe the Conservatives, Moderates, Democrats and Republicans would actually revolt against this Government.

    I don’t believe Obama and Thugs actually understand the magnitude of this Movement in America. Once the Genie is out of the Bottle all of the Kings Men will not be able to put it back in. I think we are seeing the total destruction of the Democratic Party and the end of the Obama Administration. To me that’s better than waiting till 2012.

  31. m2 says:

    Obama is NOT Hitler.

    But this administration does rule by Liberal Fascism.

    No doubt

  32. VotingFemale says:

    M2, I added the Debt Pledge Video you posted to this blogpost… check it out…

  33. Foxwood says:

    Just a quickie…

    Beck says if you find any video or story on the Czars, in particular the Green Czar and Diversity Czar, to put it on disk. Obutthole is erasing it of of the internet.

  34. m2 says:

    This video is sensational. Get passed the opening 20 sec. And LISTEN to the speeches LISTEN… and OPEN YOUR EYES to the similarities in PROPAGANDA. I find this video to be profound:

  35. VotingFemale says:

    Obama is not Hitler… but Obama is “a socialist hitler”

  36. m2 says:

    VF, good add!! I thought that was such a simple and direct way of informing the nation the dire circumstances we’ve been put in for Obama and Democrats to expand gov’t and THEIR power.

    Selfish assholes.

  37. VotingFemale says:

    You can save Youtube videos to disk… I have started doing it.

  38. m2 says:

    I’m not afraid to, or shy away from saying the Unions (poor people being USED by their Union Bosses) and Obama, being brain-washed ARE MODERN DAY BROWN SHIRTS.

    no doubt

  39. m2 says:

    Hi SamHenry!

  40. samhenry says:

    Who is that woman who is having a bad hair day? I don’t mind comments about my hair but about my blogging – I will hunt them down and tickle them to death.

  41. m2 says:

    Bad polls? MoveOn blames the media.
    Commentary Staff Writer
    09/01/09 2:40 PM EDT

    Conservatives are usually the first to complain about the media’s ideological bias — and their narrative on the topic is very strong. Witness, for example, the way the media embraced Barack Obama’s presidential campaign; his self-created autobiographical description as a high-minded reformer.

    Another example: as the health care debate progresses, reporters and news anchors from every major network fall all over themselves to explain away “misconceptions” about President Obama’s health insurance reform plan. I often wonder how Bush’s Social Security reform plans of 2005 would have fared if the media had run nightly segments pouncing on the disinformation spread about it.

    But today, liberals are taking a turn complaining about media bias. believes the president is getting a raw deal as he pursues an expansion of government control over health care. In an email pitch sent out today, the group asserts that Obama’s health plan is in fact quite popular, and that the media is to blame for the appearance that it is failing.

    “After a few weeks of health care craziness, there’s good news: we’re winning on the ground. Lots of town halls are now dominated by supporters of health care reform. The vast majority of Americans want the choice of a public plan. And a powerful bloc of progressives in the House is standing strong on real reform. The really bad news? The media’s still acting like President Obama’s health care plan is on the skids.”

    Then again, a brand new CBS News poll finds that since June, public faith in government’s ability to provide better health coverage than the private sector has fallen from 50 percent to 36 percent. Public faith in government’s ability to control health care costs better than the private sector has fallen from 59 percent to 47 percent. This reflects what other surveys have suggested. And along with the image of his health care plan, the president’s ratings have fallen as well. Rasmussen Reports, one of the few firms that polls likely voters when asking about presidential approval, has Obama’s rating down at 45 percent today.

    Perhaps the public just has it wrong.

    Notice George Soros’ propaganda in the quoted section? It’s good to know he is a billionaire socialist who hates this country.

  42. m2 says:

    SamHenry very good analysis of the pros and cons of Media outlets verses bloggers.

    The Media discredit their own work by forcing political agendas and opinion into their stories. They do not report any more.

    Thus the bloggers are justified. To the chagrin of the powerful (like Soros) and the Media Elites… the full story can now be accessed by anyone with a desire to learn more!

  43. VotingFemale says:

    Morning SamHenry!

    tickle tickle! 😀

    samhenry says

    Who is that woman who is having a bad hair day? I don’t mind comments about my hair but about my blogging – I will hunt them down and tickle them to death.

  44. m2 says:

    Opponents of Obamacare who happen to be bloggers have 1-up over the Media establishment. They have the facts behind them.

    The very same facts (specific, detailed, full-picture) the media is NOT reporting, and instead diverting or reporting generalities which can be changed on a dime.

    That is why they are so supremely Pissed!!

  45. VotingFemale says:

    Charlie Gibson’s days are numbered at ABC…

    The Socialist wore out his welcome in American Homes…

    And Diane Sawyer, his replacement, will fair no better.

    Americans are fed up with Main Stream Media Socialist Propaganda.

  46. m2 says:

    One major fact is…

    There is no way to pay for such an over-expansion of Government program.

    and also, they will not renege on their plan to CUT 500 Bil from Medicare.

    Another written fact is the existence of Memo-deals with Big Pharmaceutical which states clearly this is a bad bill based on what Rahm and Obama promised them to get on board.


    and not one establishment Media has been able to EXPLAIN!!!!
    which is why they barely cover it.

    Thank goodness for the internet!

  47. m2 says:

    Hey VF!! very good find… I will bookmark that and investigate later…

  48. VotingFemale says:

    You got that right…

    Hey Socialist Main Stream Media ASSHATS?

    We bloggers are the power of the real NEWS now… So Long ASSHATS!

    m2 says

    Opponents of Obamacare who happen to be bloggers have 1-up over the Media establishment. They have the facts behind them.

    The very same facts (specific, detailed, full-picture) the media is NOT reporting, and instead diverting or reporting generalities which can be changed on a dime.

    That is why they are so supremely Pissed!!

  49. samhenry says:

    Tickling cats are all over the place

  50. m2 says:

    And really youtube has been the achilles heel of Obama!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!

  51. m2 says:

    You guys will love this:

  52. m2 says:

    Uh… I’d like to report something fishy with our commander in chief, lol:

  53. samhenry says:

    A little bit of cost overrun the Prez and his boys did not calculate in. They know nothing about the way Pharma works.


    Overlooked in Health Care Debate: Drug Companies Illegal Activities Increase Costs
    September 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment


    By SamHenry

    The White House, Congress and just about everyone else debating HR 3200 and other pending legislative delights, have overlooked yet another factor in the high cost of health care: Illegal activities by pharmaceutical companies. When caught, they pay large fines (that could be increased) but they also pay large settlements in lawsuits over false claims about their marketed drugs. Under the law, drug companies can only market their drugs for FDA approved uses. Doctors can, however, prescribe them for any use (called off label use). Giant drug maker Pfizer is about to pay the Federal Government the largest settlement of its kind -$2.3 billion – over charges that it illegally promoted several of its drugs.

    By the end of the year, Pfizer will have sealed a $68 billion deal to purchase another pharmaceutical company, Wyeth. Time was when Wyeth seemed the most sued pharma company in the world. Wyeth made drugs marketed as Redux and Pondimin, which were used as the fenfluramine half of the fen-phen combination formula for weight reduction that caused valvular heart failure in some patients. [] It was alleged that Wyeth knew the drug could be fatal and did not withdraw it in a timely manner from the market. They suffered legal damages of over $13 billion – a hefty sum that kept them from being a buyout candidate for many years.

    Pfizer and Wyeth are prime examples of the high stakes business big pharma has become. Research costs are substantial, CEO salaries excessive and of course there is the costly retention of large legal departments to fend off lawsuits. Drugs cause changes within the human body and that’s the tricky part – the sometimes costly part.

    Congress and the President are in no way thinking of tort reform as part of reducing the cost of health care. When one thinks of tort reform, one immediately thinks of lawsuits directed at health care providers. But what about lawsuits against the drug makers that may need to be capped to keep costs down? In short: here are two large areas of needed cost containment NOT considered in the current debates. Either our leaders are ill informed (no pun intended) or deaf and blind. But of course, how silly of me, they are, for the most part, attorneys and would one attorney tell another attorney that his business practices need to be “managed”?

  54. m2 says:

    Sen. Lincoln: Can’t Support Health Care Government Option

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln says she won’t suppport a government-funded insurance option as part of an overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

    Dozens of people repeatedly shouted at Lincoln as she spoke before a crowd of more than 800 people packed into an arena at Arkansas Tech University on Wednesday. At one point, an audience member repeatedly shouted and referred to advisers to President Barack Obama as “Communists.”

    The gathering Wednesday was the first of three town hall meetings Lincoln has scheduled around the state as the summer recess winds up. Lincoln, a Democrat, is holding the forums as she faces a tough re-election battle next year.

    Six Republicans have announced bids for the Senate seat next year, and Senate President Bob Johnson says he’s considering challenging Lincoln in the Democratic primary.

  55. VotingFemale says:

    SamHenry, enjoyed your Video very much!

    About the title of your video…

    You may want to revisit it and give it a title people will find when they search for youtube videos, dear.

  56. m2 says:

    he he… video 267

  57. samhenry says:

    Thanks for the info, VF. I will make user friendly changes although I was getting used to numbers since our names will be replaced by them in the near future I feel sure.

  58. m2 says:

    Sorry, Charlie
    Rep. Rangel must step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee

    FOR POLITICIANS with major bad news to release or to make public, there’s no time like the dead of August to do it. The thinking goes that the public won’t remember a thing come September. We hope Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) will have no such luck. His belated revelation of previously unreported income, property and bank accounts demands that he step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

    Mr. Rangel’s amended financial disclosure form, which exposes omissions from his 2002 through 2006 records, is a treasure trove of outrage. He neglected to report a checking account with the Congressional Federal Credit Union and one with Merrill Lynch, each valued between $250,000 and $500,000; the tens of thousands of dollars he’s earning from dividends from a number of mutual funds and stocks; and the money made from the sale of a Harlem townhouse. As a result, Mr. Rangel’s reported net worth doubled, from between $516,015 and $1,316,000 to between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000.

    We called on Mr. Rangel to resign his coveted post last November while the House ethics committee probed his contact with a potential donor to a pet project who also had business before the committee. Mind you, that committee already was looking into his using official stationery to raise funds for that pet project, paying below-market rents on four Harlem apartments, failing to report income from a Florida condominium sale and failing to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic. There’s another subcommittee investigation into lobbyist-paid trips by Mr. Rangel and four other members of Congress.

    Much is expected of elected officials. Much more is expected and demanded of those entrusted with chairmanships and the power that comes with them, especially when it involves the nation’s purse strings. From all that we’ve seen thus far, Mr. Rangel has violated that trust continually and seemingly without care.

  59. m2 says:


    SH says: Thanks for the info, VF. I will make user friendly changes although I was getting used to numbers since our names will be replaced by them in the near future I feel sure.

  60. VotingFemale says:

    This is the easiest way I have found to save youtube vids to disk…

    Foxfire Video DownloadHelper 4.6.2

    It will automatically do file conversions to other video formats for you.

    I have used it and it works great!

  61. m2 says:

    Disappearance of Privacy Board From White House Web Site Raises Questions

    The White House has erased all mention of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from its Web site. The removal, which was done wth no public notice, has underlined questions about the Obama administration’s commitment to the board, which was created on the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to oversee the federal government’s actions on civil liberties and privacy.

    ProPublica’s ChangeTracker, which monitors changes to, detected the deletion on the page that lists the entities encompassed within the Executive Office of the President. (Here’s the page in question, before and after the change.) …

  62. m2 says:

    OH MY GOSH… Obamacare people are biting off fingers.,0,7135717.story

    Man’s Finger Bitten Off in Scuffle at Health Care Rally

    THOUSAND OAKS — A 65-year-old man had his finger bitten off Wednesday evening at a health care rally in Thousand Oaks, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

    Sheriff’s investigators were called to Hillcrest and Lynn Road at 7:26 p.m.

    About 100 protesters sponsored by were having a rally supporting health care reform. A group of anti-health care reform protesters formed across the street.

    A witness from the scene says a man was walking through the anti-reform group to get to the pro-reform side when he got into an altercation with the 65-year-old, who opposes health care reform.

    The 65-year-old was apparently aggressive and hit the other man, who then retaliated by biting off his attacker’s pinky, according to Karoli from DrumsnWhistles.

    The man took his finger and walked to Los Robles hospital for treatment. Doctors reattached the finger, which was said to have been severed in half. He has since been released, according to a hospital spokesperson.

    Neither man has been identified.

    Sheriff’s officials are investigating the incident.

  63. m2 says:

    By a Socialist Soros-paid DOPE!!! EW!! To have your finger bitten off by a nut!!!


  64. m2 says:

    I’ve got some schtuff to do… will revisit later!

    Everyone keep your chins up!

  65. VotingFemale says:


    m2 says

    OH MY GOSH… Obamacare people are biting off fingers.,0,7135717.story

    Man’s Finger Bitten Off in Scuffle at Health Care Rally

  66. samhenry says:

    Also from

    Palin-Perfect: Palin MAY join Tea Party Express for 9/12 Arrival in DC
    September 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment

    sarah palin

    by SamHenry

    All aboard the Tea Party express! It’s due to arrive in DC September 12th and if all goes according to plan, Sara Palin will be on board. It appears that Sarah Palin has emerged as the “favorite daughter” of the Tea Party movement. Organizers have issued a formal invitation to Palin hoping she will either climb aboard the bus or join them in DC. According to

    So far, no politician has emerged as a leader of the Tea Party movement – and the question of just who might eventually take up the mantle is a hot topic on the bus. Nobody may be better positioned than Palin — but organizers, some of the most motivated members of the conservative base, still say she’ll need to earn that title.

    Whatever the outcome, the invitation alone from a well supported campaign adds to Palin’s image as the current leader in a yet as defined field of 2012 presidential hopefuls.

    → Leave a CommentCategories: SARAH PALIN · TEA PARTY MOVEMENT
    Tagged: Conservative Blog Network

  67. VotingFemale says:

    Good One SamH.

    I suspect Sarah Palin will wait… and garner a resounding grassroots mandate from across the nation before she commits to being the Leader of the Tea Party.

    And, I fully expect the Tea Party to become registered as a Political Party.

  68. samhenry says:

    Also from our sister blog:

    President’s More Active Role in Health Care Debate – Mixed Reviews
    September 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment


    By SamHenry

    Late Thursday evening, September 3, CNN quoted the always open staff of “official Sources” that the Prez and members of his staff were working on a compromise over a restructured health care bill with Senator Olympia Snowe of Vermont. One of the so-called “Gang of Six” Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee (three Democrats and three Republicans), Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Vermont has emerged as a key figure in saving President Obama’s quest for a bipartisan Health Care bill. To whit, the Prez and the Senator are currently negotiating a bill smaller in scope with the public component removed (it can be added later). So called “cost saving” sections will remain:

    The modified proposal would include insurance reforms, such as preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, according to the source. The potential deal would give insurance companies a defined period to make such changes in order to help cover more people and drive down long-term costs. But if those changes failed to occur within the defined period, a so-called “trigger” would provide for creating a public option to force change on the insurance companies, the source said.

    A viable health care compromise may have prompted the President to schedule an address to a joint session of Congress September 9th. On September 8th, the President will give a controversial speech to returning school students.

    A suggested lesson plan calls on school kids to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help President Obama is troubling some education experts, who say it establishes the president as a “superintendent in chief” and may indoctrinate children to support him politically.

    But the White House says the speech is merely “designed to encourage kids to stay in school.”

    When it was first announced a couple of days ago that the President would become more active in the push for health care reform, no one could have predicted what that entailed. It is a heady mix of speeches and private meetings with legislators. It could have been the President’s close identification with health care reform that pitted him up against votor rage since spring.

    → Leave a CommentCategories: BIPARTISAN · HEALTH CARE · OLYMPIA SNOWE
    Tagged: BIPARTISAN, Conservative Blog Network

  69. VotingFemale says:

    Another good one SamH!!! woo HOOO!!!

  70. Foxwood says:

    I was just going to say, I’ve been saving my “oldies” to disk as of late. Sometimes Warner likes to remove stuff from Youtube also.

  71. VotingFemale says:

    good idea Fowood!

    get them before they are removed.

    Seems Youtube is monkeying around with its search… could be a socialist conspiracy to keep us from finding the juicy videos.

  72. Foxwood says:

    Off to my next cellsite…

  73. Foxwood says:

    Beck says some of the stuff he’s found before is no longer there…

  74. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is scary!!! but believable.

    Broun warns of dictatorship
    Congressman stays on message – freedom at risk

    MADISON – U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.

    Broun, R-Athens, apparently has not changed his belief that President Obama may be a fascist since he made similar remarks in Augusta in November and then in an Associated Press interview.

    He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.

    “He has the three things that are necessary to establish an authoritarian government,” Broun said. “And so we need to be ever-vigilant, because freedom is precious.”

    As he did when comparing Obama to Hitler and the Soviets last year, Broun cited a speech Obama gave in Colorado during the campaign last July calling for “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military.

    In the speech, Obama called young Americans to serve both at home and abroad, and said he would expand the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and other volunteer opportunities. Broun, however, said Obama was referring to a national police force.

    “‘The liberals say, ‘What is wrong with Americorps?’ ” Broun said. “Well, this is not Americorps.”

    Broun also said he thinks the national media is openly supporting Obama’s policies. He also said he believes the president and Attorney General Eric Holder will enact new gun-control policies.

    Holder said in February that he wants to renew a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons, but Obama said in April that he is putting the issue on the back burner.

    Broun also cited the dozens of so-called “czars” Obama has appointed to oversee areas like the troubled car industry as evidence that he is overstepping his bounds to seek power.

    “They’re developing a shadow government that (does not) answer to the American people,” Broun said.

    At a town hall meeting in Clarkesville last month, Broun called Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a “socialistic elite” and agreed with a constituent who said they might use a flu pandemic to declare martial law.

    “They’re trying to develop an environment where they can take over,” Broun said. “We’ve seen that historically.”

    More than 1,000 people combined turned out to hear Broun speak mostly on the topic of health care at town hall meetings Wednesday in Madison and Greene County.

    About 300 attended the Madison meeting. At Lake Oconee, the audience filled three 300-seat movie theaters, where Broun spoke on the invitation of three local doctors who have been giving presentations on Democrats’ proposals for health care reform, said Bob Cowles, one of the organizers. Broun spoke live in one theater, while crowds in the other two listened in over a closed circuit.

    Health care reform also is about Democrats seeking more power, Broun said.

    “It gives them more power, more control over your life,” he said.

    Health care is too expensive, he said, and he attributed the cost to government regulations like HIPPA, a 1996 patient privacy and insurance portability law. Rather than create a government-run insurance program to compete with private insurers, the current system’s framework should be kept, but with changes like expanded tax-free health savings accounts, more tax credits for medical expenses and tax breaks for doctors who provide charity care, Broun said.

    “Just like (when) you have a dog with fleas, you don’t kill the dog, you put on a flea collar,” he said.

    Broun has scheduled another town hall meeting for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oconee County Civic Center.

  75. tellitlikeitis says:

  76. VotingFemale says:

    I saw all this coming back last spring a year ago…

    “Je Vois Tout”

    and have been blogging my fanny off about it since then.

    NOW… people have woken up and more every day.

    We will have to keep going… keep telling the truth about the Socialists and their BS attempts to convert America into a Socialist State.

    Again and again and again and again…

    daily more people are opening their eyes and minds to the reality of what the Socialists are up to..

    Their Smiley Faces turn ugly when people dissent with their plans… and that helps wake people up.

  77. VotingFemale says:

    It goes back to my picking the avatar I selected back when I started blogging on iCry.

  78. VotingFemale says:

    My EYE is fixed on you, SOCIALISTS! And I inform the WORLD of WHO you are, and WHAT you are, and WHY you do it, and WHERE you are doing it, and WHEN you do it.


  79. tellitlikeitis says:

    This guy gets it.

  80. Foxwood says:

    Just to add to your Martial Law theory, Tellit…

    Forced to shrink, Army National Guard gets pickier

    By MEGHAN BARR (AP) – 23 hours ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Suffer from a bad case of acne? That could disqualify you from joining the Army National Guard. Too many speeding tickets? In today’s slimmer, smarter Guard, that could keep you out, too.

    Under pressure from the Pentagon to trim its ranks, the Guard has been quietly phasing in new restrictions that make it harder to enlist.

    “To get in now, you have to be the cream of the crop,” said Sgt. 1st Class Brian Clum, a recruiter in Ohio.

    Military officials portray the cutbacks as an effort to trim excess from a Guard force that was bloated from years of successful recruiting, especially during the recession.

    But there are suspicions inside the Guard and out that the reductions are part of an effort to shift the burden of fighting overseas onto the active-duty Army and ease the public outcry over the way that Guard units — part-time soldiers normally called into action during hurricanes and other disasters at home — have been sent on long, repeated combat tours in Iraq.

    In fact, while the Pentagon has cut the National Guard by about 9,000 soldiers to 358,200 over the past six months or so, the nearly 549,000-strong active-duty Army is under orders to recruit 70,000 new soldiers by the end of September and 22,000 more in the coming fiscal year as the fighting in Iraq winds down and the war in Afghanistan escalates.

    Under restrictions issued by the National Guard’s top recruiting commander early this year, the maximum enlistment age was lowered from 42 to 35. And the minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test, the exam required by all branches of the military, was raised for the Guard from 31 to 50 out of a possible 100.

    Also, the Guard stopped forgiving potential recruits for offenses such as theft, assault, driving under the influence or chronic lawbreaking. And it stopped issuing medical waivers, which allowed recruits to be admitted despite health problems as serious as an extreme food allergy and as minor as a painful bout of acne.

    In addition, the Guard’s budget for bonus money has been cut. While most recruits since 2006 got $20,000 just for signing up, now only a precious few are eligible for any bonus money at all.

    Col. Mike Jones, the Guard’s top recruiting commander, said a higher percentage of applicants are being turned away compared with just a few years ago, though he would not give precise figures.

    Several states, including Georgia and New York, have long waiting lists of the aspiring soldiers they have rejected.

    For some recruiters, the shrinking Guard is a source of frustration and envy, particularly since the regular Army is growing.

    “We literally turn people away every day that want to serve and we can’t take them,” said Lt. Col. Anthony Abbott, recruiting commander for the Georgia Army National Guard. “Sometimes you’ve got to scratch your head and ask why.”

    It’s an about-face from just a few years ago, when the Guard embarked on a recruiting rush with the start of the Iraq war. In 2003, the Guard was at its lowest strength in history with about 330,000 members, down from an all-time high of 457,000 in 1989.

    In May, the Guard accepted 3,026 recruits, compared with 5,311 in May 2008. But the Guard gave no figures on how many men and women applied.

    John Pike, director of the military think tank, said the government is trying to reduce the outcry over the heavy use of the Guard in the Iraq war and wants to return the force to its original part-time status.

    “They used the Guard a lot more than they had planned several times in Iraq just because that was all they had,” Pike said. “They’re increasing the active component end strength in order to avoid that in the future.”

    He added: “In the middle of the war, you do what you have to do. But now that things are slowing down a little bit and they have a little more time, they are trying to do what they want to do rather than what they have to do.”

    The tougher enlistment standards may have worked all too well. In June and July, the Guard failed to meet its recruiting goals because of what Jones said may have been a combination of the worsening bloodshed in Afghanistan and the higher standards.

    In fact, over the past couple of weeks, Jones told Guard commanders in 40 states they are free to reverse some of the restrictions.

    “We might have cut a little too deep, too fast,” Jones said. “Did we swing too far? Did we cut too much bonus money?” He said the Guard is “working right now to try to get back the momentum that we had in the early part of the year.”

    For people like 19-year-old Christopher Runyon of Glouster, Ohio, it has been one rejection after another. Runyon has failed the aptitude test three times, getting a 45 on his most recent attempt. A few months ago, that would have been a passing grade.

    Runyon said he is still in contact with his local recruiter and plans to retake the test.

    “I really got down on myself and I really got discouraged,” he said. “But I’m still trying, you know?”

    But the future does not look promising. The Guard will release 1,400 recruiters from duty at the end of September. And in the fiscal year that begins in October, the Guard will lose more than $200 million in funding for recruiting and retention.

    John Goheen, a spokesman for the National Guard Association, an advocacy group, said it makes little sense to turn off the Guard’s recruiting machine when it has been the most successful of any military branch at bringing in high-quality soldiers.

    That success stemmed from cutting-edge recruiting methods, including advertising through NASCAR, he said.

    “If you want to reduce the burden on the Army Guard, grow the Army Guard,” Goheen said. “Therefore the burden is reduced because we’ll have more units.”

  81. tellitlikeitis says:


  82. Foxwood says:

    What that means is less soldiers in the States, and more can be shipped overseas when/if Martial Law is enacted.

  83. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, I have a theory. My theory is that I believe the American Military will not turn on the American people if Martial Law is declared but a foreign Army would like say the Chinese army or the UN Army would. They might be weakening the Natl Guard so they would be immediately overwhelmed and disabled with the help of Obama and the socialist if we were invaded by a foreign army. There is no doubt that Obama is weakining our defenses and you have to really wonder why.

  84. tellitlikeitis says:

  85. samiam60 says:

    Now here comes the Race Card Folks:

    First it was Gov. Paterson. Now the dean of New York’s congressional delegation has played the race card — and just as the governor did, he’s using President Obama to do it, the New York Post reported.

    Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday that “bias” and “prejudice” toward Obama are fueling opposition to health-care reform.

    Those incendiary comments came on the heels of Paterson’s controversial comments about race that also mentioned the nation’s first black president.

    “Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, ‘How did this happen?’ ” Rangel (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday.

    Speaking at a health-care forum in Washington Heights, Rangel said that when critics complain that Obama is “trying to interfere” with their lives by pushing for health-care reform, “then you know there’s just a misunderstanding, a bias, a prejudice, an emotional feeling.”

    “We’re going to have to move forward notwithstanding that,” said Rangel, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a chief health-care negotiator.
    Rangel then likened the battle over health-care expansion for the uninsured to the fight for civil rights.

    “Why do we have to wait for the right to vote? Why can’t we get what God has given us? That is the right to live as human beings and not negotiate with white southerners and not count the votes. Just do the right thing,” he said.

  86. tellitlikeitis says:

  87. Foxwood says:

    And then Tellit, you send the rest of the armed forces overseas before the UN or Chinese come in…

  88. Foxwood says:

    What you have to watch out for is how well is the National Guard equipped. Do they keep ammo away from them…

  89. tellitlikeitis says:

    Sam, It seems like they love throwing around the race card. They use it as a shield against any critisism. It’s really losing any effectivenes it ever had that is if there is any left and becoming a joke.

  90. samiam60 says:

    And then Tellit and Foxwood you order your troops overseas to Lay Down they’re arms and Surrender!!!!!!!!!!

  91. VotingFemale says:

    The race card has been worn out by these Racists like Obama and Rangel and Patterson.

    I am totally immune to it and have been for a very long time.

    Just call them Racists for using the Race Card for Political Purposes and that “that race card dog don’t hunt. HA”

  92. tellitlikeitis says:

    I wish I knew someone in the Natl Guard. That’s the only way you are going to get the real scoop.

  93. samiam60 says:

    Now Iraq, Aftganistan, and Pakistan have ALL of our Military Equipment.

  94. VotingFemale says:

    If Socialist Martial Law Comes… it will be at the expense of the Socialists themselves.

    America will never accept Martial Law. And the FLU? AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    They are out of their minds if they think that is going to fly!

    It will reset the Socialists back to the stone age.

  95. tellitlikeitis says:

    I agree VF, If the were honest they would have to admit that they are just corrupt incompetant fools.

  96. samiam60 says:

    Obama gives the Muslim World a great victory.

  97. VotingFemale says:

    It just goes to show how totally brainwashed and disconnected the Socialists are from the majority of Amerians and the essence of what makes America, America.

    These socialists are loons who need to be in a loony bin.

  98. samhenry says:

    Another item from our sister blogpost:

    Socialist Journalist with God Given Oversight of the Internet Warns: Check Blogger Info for Truth
    September 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment


    By SamHenry

    check out statements made by bloggers.

    That pronouncement from Bill Ayers, editor, of Pulitzer Prize winning made that pronouncement in a article about Obama’s online operations post election.

    Mr. Ayers, and many other liberal/socialist journalists would have you believe that the truth tellers are employed by or sponsored by the media news outlets or have worked as journalists. All of the half truths and outright lies are the province of the bloggers. In their rarefied world, truth and political point of view are interchangeable. If you are a Conservative, you are either a devotee of the Fox news channel or you own or contribute to a Conservative blog. When someone like Bill Ayers says watch truth in blogs, it is code for beware the Conservative bloggers. Either way, if you are a Conservative, they have you down as an out of touch with reality nut case and who should not be blogging anyway.

    Well this old mongrel Conservative is here to say we are going to turn the spotlight on YOUR truths for a change. Now YOU will be on the hot seat to prove that liberal/socialist so-called fact checking sites are always the keepers of the truth. Pulitzer or not, as a former information specialist, I’ll be watching.

    Tagged: Conservative Blog Network, TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  99. samiam60 says:

    In past wars it has been the United States that has come to the defense of any Country that has been invaded by a Foreign Government.

    My question would then be: Who will come to Our Defense in the event of a Revolution or Foreign Invader? WHO?

  100. samiam60 says:

    I dare say we stand ALONE in this World.

  101. samhenry says:

    You do not stand alone, Sami. “Here I am to save the day.” Was that sung by Dudley Do-Right? Well, I chose a hunting dog as my avatar because I sniff out and flush out. I’m a paws on the ground type of being. woof and avast!

  102. samiam60 says:

    Obama has the Football and has stated publicly that he would never use it.

    The Doors was opened on that day.

  103. samiam60 says:

    Ah SamH good to have you always close by my friend.

  104. samhenry says:

    Remember all that a handfull of Muslim men grabbed a few aircraft and brought the US to its knees. The force of the few is to be remembered. And it will haunt the muslims themselves. They are as open to that kind of attack as anyone. This is not an endorsement of these kinds of attacks, this is theorizing on their effectiveness. Don’t try to do this at home as it were.

  105. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, I still believe they are going to use a crisis like possibly the swine flu to seize total power. Their ultimate goal to take control and set up a dictatorship. I still believe that Obama is only a front man, a puppet if you will. I believe Rom Emanual, Axelrod , and Soros are the one pulling his strings. They are just searching for a crisis and may even manufacture one if necessary to achieve their gooal.

  106. tellitlikeitis says:

    Dr. Broun quoate< "They're developing a shadow government that (does not) answer to the American people," Broun said.

    At a town hall meeting in Clarkesville last month, Broun called Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "socialistic elite" and agreed with a constituent who said they might use a flu pandemic to declare martial law.

    "They're trying to develop an environment where they can take over," Broun said. "We've seen that historically."

  107. tellitlikeitis says:

    Broun, Is a member of congress. He is inside the political bubble. If he believes that it gives creedence to what others have suspected all along.

  108. tellitlikeitis says:

    I believe Obama and company are working behind the scenes to get everything ready for that day. They are just waiting for their Reichstag fire.

    Quote from Rahm Emmanuel

    “We’re bending the law as far as we can
    to ban an entirely new class of guns.”

    Remember this.

  109. tellitlikeitis says:

  110. samiam60 says:

    President Obama’s “green jobs” adviser, who is facing criticism for his racy comments and self-described communist past, could become a liability for the White House as it tries to convince Americans it has no interest in large-scale government intervention through health care reform and other priorities.

    Van Jones apologized Wednesday night for the “offensive words” he uttered in February when he called Republicans “assholes.” He said the remarks “do not reflect the views of this administration” and its bipartisan aims.

    But the statements just scratch the surface of Jones’ past commentary. A “9/11 truther,” Jones signed a statement in 2004 calling for then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that “suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.”

    He also has leaned on racially charged language, pointing the finger at “white polluters and the white environmentalists” for “steering poison” to minority communities, as he makes the case for lifting up low-income and minority communities with better environmental policy

    A declared “communist” during the 1990s, Jones once associated with a group that looked to Mao Zedong as an inspiration.

    Jones’ radical nature is reminiscent of associations noted during the presidential campaign, when then-Sen. Barack Obama doggedly fended off claims that he was tied to radicals and overzealous activists.

    But with now-President Obama entering the perhaps trickiest phase of his young presidency — building the kind of consensus around health care reform that President Clinton could not — a divisive figure could prove disfiguring.

    “In this environment, I think the Obama administration should be very careful of its dealings with anybody who can be labeled communist accurately,” said Christopher C. Hull, an adjunct government professor at Georgetown University who runs the public affairs firm Issue Management.

    “That’s just going to play to the political sensibility that those on the right have that the Obama administration is socialist, literally socialist. … It is unwise to bring in people who actually do label themselves socialist or communist.”

    Jones has mellowed considerably since the ’90s. In some respects, he is about as mainstream as environmentalists come — with recognition pouring down from high places over the past few years.

    He’s won plaudits from former Vice President Al Gore, who declared, “I love Van Jones,” in an interview with The New Yorker.

    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio penned the write-up on Jones when the presidential adviser was featured in Time magazine’s 100 “Most Influential People.”

    “Steadily — by redefining green — Jones is making sure that our planet and our people will not just survive but also thrive in a clean-energy economy,” DiCaprio wrote.

    Jones was also named one of the magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment 2008.” He’s earned a slew of other recognitions from other publications and institutions. He was even named one of’s “Sexiest Men Living” in late 2008.

    Plus he’s the author of the 2008 New York Times best-seller, “The Green Collar Economy.”

    Now a member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, his book’s central premise is that environmentalism can lift up the economy and lift up low-income Americans.

    He is the founder of Green for All, which focuses on creating green jobs in poor areas. He helped the city of Oakland pass a “green jobs corps” program in 2007. Green jobs is also one platform of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which he co-founded in 1996.

    He also co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group that focuses on black issues, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    Jones’ history has drifted between mainstream activism surrounding issues of race, poverty and the environment, and activity he has described as “revolutionary.”

    Originally from Tennessee, Jones graduated from Yale Law School in 1993. But his life took a turn after he was swept up in arrests during a rally following the Rodney King verdict.

    Jones has claimed he was monitoring police activity at the time, but that he met people in jail who changed his thinking.

    “I met all these young radical people of color — I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of,'” he said in a 2005 interview with the East Bay Express. Jones told the newspaper he stayed in San Francisco, and for the next 10 years worked with a lot of the people he met in jail. Months after the King verdict came down, Jones said, “I was a communist.”

    At the time he became involved with a group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which described itself as committed to Marxist and Leninist ideas. He also started putting pressure on police in San Francisco, monitoring and drawing attention to allegations of police brutality. He was quoted accusing the police department of “killing black people.”

    He became a vocal critic of the federal government during the Bush administration. He and groups he was associated with assailed “U.S. imperialism” after the Sept. 11 attacks and called the assumption that an Arab group was responsible a “rush to judgment.” He later co-signed the petition calling for an investigation into government involvement in the attacks.

    For conservative critics, he has — as Hull warned — served as a ready target.

    “You can’t nominate all of these czars … and then say well you know, ‘I’m not responsible for all these people,'” said conservative commentator Ann Coulter. “People will start to blame Obama.”

    The White House has voiced great confidence in Jones, announcing in March that the “green jobs visionary” would in his new role advance the goal of improving energy efficiency and tapping renewable resources.

  111. tellitlikeitis says:

  112. VotingFemale says:

    I do not doubt for a second they have planned that… and given a chance, will try it.

    What I am saying is it will fail… and fail them utterly.

    tellitlikeitis says

    VF, I still believe they are going to use a crisis like possibly the swine flu to seize total power. T

  113. VotingFemale says:

    And you can believe there are very powerful people in the government who have been planning, and are planning , the contingencies in the event they try it, Tellit.

  114. samhenry says:

    VF – later thie aft I will move some of these blogs over to “the other side.”

    I think they ill over state the devastation of the flu ( people like Belle being the exception). Yes it will be deadly but to the extent they say? I do know someone in the national guard and I will ask him what the H is going on. He doesn’t always know what’s up at home (his wife is a good friend) but away from home he is all ears.

  115. Foxwood says:

    “And you can believe there are very powerful people in the government who have been planning, and are planning , the contingencies in the event they try it, Tellit.”

    I certainly hope so… I have a contingency, but I’m leary to letting it be known…

  116. tellitlikeitis says:

    Vf, I am suspicious by nature. The arrogance and in you faceness that the democrats/socialist have been displaying lately makes me wonder that they must have something up their sleeves. The 2010 ten election is not that far away and they don’t seem to be worried about it because it’s full steam ahead with their socialist plans for America. Even with public opinion working against them they are not phased and continue on. That makes me believe they are either just stupid and arrogant or something nefarious is going on behind the scenes. This all raises my suspicion level to new heights.

  117. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, I have lived my whole life with a plan B ready to go..Everyone knows how often plan A doesn’t work out. I try to always be prepared far all the “what if” scenerios as best I can.

  118. tellitlikeitis says:

    This is old but very interesting.

  119. tellitlikeitis says:

  120. tellitlikeitis says:


    Biden: Health care bill to be bold, contentious

    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday the Obama administration is fiercely determined to get a health care overhaul, although he conceded it likely won’t happen without “an awful lot of screaming and hollering.”

    Appearing at a Brookings Institution gathering, Biden said it will be difficult to find a consensus on remaking the health care system. But he also predicted that “we’re going to get something substantial” and said he believes “we’re going to get there.”

    Biden spoke as President Barack Obama continued a pre-Labor Day rest at Camp David. Obama is shifting his push for health care changes into high gear next week with a State of the Union-style address to a joint meeting of Congress.

    The vice president suggested Obama will tell Congress and the American people precisely what he thinks must be included in the package that the White House is pressing lawmakers to approve this fall.

    Obama’s scheduled speech next Wednesday is in no small part a bid to salvage his health initiative in the face of withering attacks from Republicans, interest groups and many private citizens.

    Biden did not say whether the screaming would come from liberals who feel Obama is accepting too many compromises, or from conservatives and moderates who feel his plan costs too much and threatens the health of private insurance companies.

    Biden said he would not provide details of the scheduled speech, but he said Obama will lay out the main options for a health care overhaul and “what he thinks those pieces have to be and will be.”

    The president’s speech will come a day after lawmakers return from their August recess. It underscores the White House’s determination to confront critics of Obama’s overhaul proposals and to buck up supporters who have been thrown on the defensive. Allies have been urging Obama to be more specific about his plans and to take a greater role in the debate.

    The speech’s timing also suggests that top Democrats have all but given up hope for a bipartisan breakthrough by Senate Finance Committee negotiators. The White House had given those six lawmakers until Sept. 15 to draft a plan, but next week’s speech comes well ahead of that deadline.

    It follows an August recess in which critics of Obama’s health proposals dominated many public forums. Approval ratings for Obama, and for his health care proposals, dropped during the month.

    White House senior adviser David Axelrod told reporters Wednesday, “We believe this is the best way to kick off the final discussions, the final debate, and bring this thing to a close in a way that is meaningful.”

    Many advocates of sweeping health care changes — which would include health coverage for virtually every American, greater competition among insurers and incentives to increase the quality of care instead of the number of medical procedures performed — welcomed the president’s more direct role in the debate.

    Obama and congressional Democrats clearly lost momentum during the August recess, they say, and the president’s high profile and still-considerable personal popularity are needed to change the dynamic.

    “He’s got to get into the nitty-gritty and embrace very concrete proposals,” said Ralph Neas, head of the National Coalition on Health Care.

    Republicans fiercely oppose creation of a government-run plan, and the White House has been talking directly with Sen. Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican from Maine, who has proposed an alternative.

    Snowe’s idea is to use the threat of a government plan to force private insurers to become more competitive and cost conscious. She has been advocating the approach for months in closed-door negotiations with fellow senators and in talks with White House aides and the president.

    The precise details have yet to be worked out, but the general idea is to give the insurance industry a fixed time to show that it can stem rising medical costs. If the private carriers fail, the government-run plan would be created. The approach could be tailored so that the government plan is used only in areas of the country where one or two private insurers control the market and have failed to bring down costs.

    But the government plan wouldn’t have to be used in regions where consumers have a choice of insurance companies and competition has kept prices low.

    However, liberals are wary of Snowe’s plan, favoring a robust government-run plan.

    Several lawmakers say Obama must convincingly show that he can reduce the cost of pending health care plans. Obama’s proposals could cost about $1 trillion over the next decade, but proposed cost savings elsewhere and tax increases could offset most or all of that.

    In one measure of the intense opposition Obama and his allies faced this summer, opponents of the Democratic effort outspent supporters on television commercials in August for the first time this year, according to a company that monitors political advertising.


  121. samhenry says:


    Don’t forget to put some of your good finds with your comments over on the sister blog. I just don’t have time to do it all. Thanks for your help.

  122. Foxwood says:

    Just got this from Fox news TV.

    Obutthole extends troops stay overseas… Hmmmmm….

  123. samhenry says:

    Now on the sister blog

    Obama Drama at Joint Session Of Congress: WHEREFORE ART THOU HEALTH CARE REFORM?
    September 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment


    By SamHenry

    Not since Romeo and Juliette has it been so difficult to bring two warring factions together. The President has been among the those we can point to that have made health care reform a herculean effort. Columnist John Avalon and author of “Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics” has observed that what has to happen in the Senate Chamber 9/9 will be for Obama to make good on his campaign promise to “be a bridge builder who would heal the hyper-partisanship that defined domestic politics during the Bush years.” He has to do this to restore his credibility.

    In his commentary, Avalon is among the first to say that perhaps Republicans would be moved to join in working out a plan if the public option were dropped in favor of a non-profit co-op AND if medical malpractice reform were injected into the mix.

    “Every major piece of social reform legislation in American history, from Social Security to Medicare to welfare reform, passed with bipartisan support, and it would undercut Obama’s post-partisan promises to have this be the lone exception. Steering legislation toward broader support is a sign of leadership.” So the weight of history is on this Congress, this President.

    All that is known for certain is that the super charged atmosphere in which the debate has taken place to date will be difficult to ameliorate and hardened positions almost impossible to soften. Americans are people of principle and fiercely independent. Their independence was hard won and the light from that time still shines for those both born here and who have come here. No one will dictate to this citizenry – Not Congress and surely not a lecture-driven President.

    As for this writer, it will be difficult to move past his handling of the Gates matter when, before all facts in the case were known, he not only sided with his friend but lashed out at the local police. At that moment, he was not the President of us all. That was not bringing us together. What he says on the 9th may be easily undone on the 10th. That has been his pattern so far. His promises are suspect.

  124. m2 says:

    OMG did anyone just see that clip of Van Jones describing the communist revolution in American by using the green movement on O’Reilly with Laura????????

  125. Foxwood says:


    Your writing is exemplary. You have made a point of Independents making the Obutthole factor a failure. I’m coming to the belief it’s the key.

  126. m2 says:

    “we’re going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for all of society”

  127. Foxwood says:

    No, M2, but it doesn’t surprise me. I’m we have seen the end of this man after Beck.

  128. m2 says:

    that link has the video… He’s after “reparations” too.

    Excuse me while I projectile vomit over these ANGRY ANGRY COMMIES WHO WANT EVERYONE TO SUFFER.

  129. Foxwood says:

    Let me side step for a second…

  130. Foxwood says:

    I haven’t seen that kind of spew since my friend ate all those Morning Glory seeds.

  131. m2 says:

    See how Obama doesn’t care about jobs!


    Because they can IMPOSE THEIR latest commie vehicle toward TRITE and WORN revolution that has been TRIED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER.

    Redistribution of wealth and reparations.

  132. m2 says:

    What is it about China, and Russia and Cuba and and and and and… THAT PEOPLE DON’T GET.

  133. m2 says:

    Mark Lloyd (another nutcase) is the ‘diversity czar’ ie. titular head of the FCC that will begin to impose his distaste for the 1st amendment by killing it.

  134. Foxwood says:

    It’s indoctrination M2… It’s been the last 4o to 5o years of indoctrination. These idiots that have drank the koolaid don’t get it.

  135. m2 says:

    here’s a comment from Hot Air that I find scathingly honest:

    From my first viewing of Obama in the Black Liberation Church of his race-mongering Reverend, well, I’ve had a deep feeling in my gut that this Great Nation is headed for some dark days that are going to end in bloodshed. Apparently I’m not the only “whacko-nutjob” in the crowd. However, I don’t see any revolution coming I see more of a civil/race war on the horizon.

    I find it pathetic that every time I see a new clip of this whitey-hating Czar disseminating his racial hatred to a crowd, it’s always a crowd of white people. They love him! How many millions of mindless people do we have that can’t see racial hatred beneath all the talk of green revolution? Why don’t we ever see him talking his revolution to crowds of blacks? He doesn’t need to because the majority of blacks are in his pocket ready to ride with him to the Reparations Office to get their check from the white devil, and most of those wouldn’t mind putting a cap in the devil’s a$$ on the way.

  136. m2 says:

    Mark Lloyd:

  137. m2 says:

    Gotta go!

    Good night!!!

  138. samiam60 says:

    1. “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.”~Thomas Jefferson

    2. “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” ~ John Adams

    3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

    4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

    6. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.

    7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

    8. Know guns, know peace, know safety.
    No guns, no peace, no safety.

    9. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

    10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

    11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

    12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

    13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

    14. What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?

    15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

    16. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

    17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

  139. Foxwood says:

    or anyone that can help.
    I have a password problem.

  140. samiam60 says:

    “There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily .”


    Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
    free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of
    the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of

    Not Freedom from Religion but Freedom of Religion. Separation of Church and State? Give me a break and let God back in our Schools and our Society before we are totally Destroyed.

  141. m2 says:

    foxwood, is your prob with logging into hot air to comment?

    because I can never log on to hot air or Michelle Malkin’s site…

  142. m2 says:

    On Facebook, MySpace? Obama’s got your e-mail
    White House spammer-in-chief wants contractor to track critics
    The White House is hiring a contractor to harvest information about Americans from its pages on social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

    The National Legal and Policy Center, or NLPC, revealed the White House New Media team is seeking to hire a technology vendor to collect data such as comments, tag lines, e-mail, audio and video from any place where the White House “maintains a presence” – for a period of up to eight years.

    “The contractor shall provide the necessary services to capture, store, extract to approved formats, and transfer content published by EOP (Executive Office of the President) on publicly-accessible web sites, along with information posted by non-EOP persons on publicly-accessible web sites where the EOP offices under PRA (Presidential Records Act) maintains a presence,” the posting states.
    According to the 51-page solicitation of bids posted Aug. 21, the purpose of the mining and archiving project is to “comply with the Presidential Records Act,” though the listing does not specify how the information will be used. It states that the governmenty is currently collecting data from social networks both programmatically and by use of daily screenshots.

    The program is expected to be fully operational within 30 days after the contract is awarded to a vendor.

    NLPC warns, “[V]irtually any communication mentioning the president or the administration could become subject to collection and archiving under the act. This is not out of an ‘abundance of caution,’ but out of an over-abundance of power. President Obama should make sure that this plan goes no further.”

    ‘Compelling need’ for cookies
    The Obama administration has announced plans to lift a government ban on tracking visitors to government websites, and potentially, collect their personal data through the use of “cookies” – an effort some suspect may already be in place on White House sites.

    A ban on such tracking by the federal government on Internet users has been in place since 2000, however, the White House Office of Management and Budget now wants to lift the ban citing a “compelling need.”

    In public comments submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, EPIC notes it has obtained documents that show federal agencies have negotiated these contracts with the private sector in violation of “existing statutory privacy rights.” Those agencies include: Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, and the National Security Agency.

    There are suspicions the White House is already involved.

    According to Obama “technology czar” Vivek Kundra, the “compelling need” driving this major policy reversal is the administration’s desire to create “more open” government and to “enhance citizen participation in government.”

  143. arlenearmy says:

    I do believe that Obama will go that far. He would go as low to intrude on our children in the schools. We are gonna be in for a rocky 14 months.

  144. samhenry says:

    Good iReport catch, M2. Hi arlene. I have forgot about your recipe. I have made a note for tomorrow.

  145. arlenearmy says:

    Oh that’s ok… Im having problems in peeling these eggs. Farm eggs are harder to peel than store bought eggs. Ive boiled them in baking soda & they are still hard to peel. I gotta boil another batch tomorrow.

  146. arlenearmy says:

    Good video report. I heard some time ago that bloggers had to have a license. Im not sure where I heard it, but it was said during the presidential campaign.

    I believe that most news outlets surf the blogs for information. And no doubt some feel threatened by bloggers. Even news papers are resorting to blogging as an alternative to “letter to the editor”. Even Twitter is a form of blogging.

    But Im afraid that bloggers will eventually be restricted (regulated) & this will happen during this administration.

  147. arlenearmy says:

    BTW, bloggers have a powerful tool at their disposal for the moment. I remember when facebook 1st came out. It was mostly used by teens. When Obama started running for office, the adults got into the facebook.

    When Palin started using facebook, the liberals tried to marginalize her as imature for using that site. But it was her use of facebook that hurt Obama’s healthcare pitch by using 2 words: “Death Panel”. What so ironic is that Obama is now trying to find a way to legally use facebook, twitter & myspace. Again, those are blogging sites.

    It’s coming down to Print & televised media vs. blogs (social networking sites). Really, a blogger can just slap up a video on youtube & get thousands of hits & change the whole discussion on a political debate; whereas print media has to struggle hard at it w/a bunch of words. Look at what happened to Jeremiah Wright (God Damn America Sermon). Youtube literally destroyed him.

    Print media can not go viral ….. But bloggers can.

  148. samiam60 says:

    Dear Parents of City Schools,
    > In case you haven’t heard, President Obama intends to address the children of our great nation on Tuesday, September 8th at noon. As a district we will not be airing President Obama’s speech or utilizing the supporting documents for the speech. While we believe his intentions are good, we will leave it to you, the parents, to determine if you wish to have your children view President Obama’s speech.
    > While we sincerely respect the position of President of the United States, as an educational institution we must also respect the rights of a parent to make decisions for their children when it comes to politics. Many parents have called the District both in favor and against the speech being broadcast live to students. In order to minimize any controversy and the potential disruption of the educational process, we decided to leave it to parents to discuss or watch the speech with their children on their own time. Should you make the decision to view the speech with your child you can access it via an archived webcast at or
    > The City School District will teach your children to think critically and think for themselves. We will also teach children how to sift through all of the information that is available to them (political or not), decide between fact and fiction, and then understand the process for making an educated decision based on quality information. We will also continue to make sure that our students know and understand the branches of government and the Constitution of the United States. We believe that once they truly understand the Constitution they will then be able to make good political decisions on their own.
    > Thanks for your understanding on this matter and thank you for your ongoing support of the City School District!


  149. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow Right-wing Domestic Terrorist!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  150. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone! It’s good that people are waking up and realizing what Obama and company are up to. We have beat back socialism every time it’s ugly head appears. These people will not give up and we can’t afford to go to sleep on them. Their intentions are nefarious and who know what they are slipping throught the back door on us.

    Obama speech to students sparks new controversy

    DALLAS (AP) – When kids all across the country return to school Tuesday, some will see a welcoming message from President Barack Obama and some won’t.

    Obama’s planned address to students has touched off yet another confrontation with Republican critics, who have battered the White House over health care and now accuse the president of foisting a political agenda on children.

    The president will speak directly to students Tuesday about the need to work hard and stay in school. His address will be shown live on the White House Web site and on C-SPAN at noon EDT, a time when classrooms across the country will be able to tune in.

    Schools don’t have to show it. But districts across the country have been inundated with phone calls from parents and are struggling to address the controversy that broke out after Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter to principals urging schools to tune in.

    Districts in states including Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin have decided not to show the speech to students. Others are still thinking it over or are letting parents have their kids opt out.

    Some conservatives, driven by radio pundits and bloggers, are urging schools and parents to boycott the address. They say Obama is using the opportunity to promote a political agenda and is overstepping the boundaries of federal involvement in schools.

    “As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education – it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality,” said Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Steve Russell. “This is something you’d expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.”

    Arizona state schools superintendent Tom Horne, a Republican, said lesson plans for teachers created by Obama’s Education Department “call for a worshipful rather than critical approach.”

    The White House plans to release the speech online Monday so parents can read it. The president will deliver the speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va.

    “I think it’s really unfortunate that politics has been brought into this,” White House deputy policy director Heather Higginbottom said in an interview with The Associated Press.

    “It’s simply a plea to students to really take their learning seriously. Find out what they’re good at. Set goals. And take the school year seriously.”

    She noted that President George H.W. Bush made a similar address to schools in 1991. Like Obama, Bush drew criticism, with Democrats accusing the Republican president of making the event into a campaign commercial.

    Critics are particularly upset about lesson plans the administration created to accompany the speech. The lesson plans, available online, originally recommended having students “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.”

    The White House revised the plans Wednesday to say students could “write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals.”

    “That was inartfully worded, and we corrected it,” Higginbottom said.

    In the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, the 54,000-student school district is not showing the 15- to 20-minute address but will make the video available later.

    PTA council president Cara Mendelsohn said Obama is “cutting out the parent” by speaking to kids during school hours.

    “Why can’t a parent be watching this with their kid in the evening?” Mendelsohn said. “Because that’s what makes a powerful statement, when a parent is sitting there saying, ‘This is what I dream for you. This is what I want you to achieve.'”

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, said in an interview with the AP that he’s “certainly not going to advise anybody not to send their kids to school that day.”

    “Hearing the president speak is always a memorable moment,” he said.

    But he also said he understood where the criticism was coming from.

    “Nobody seems to know what he’s going to be talking about,” Perry said. “Why didn’t he spend more time talking to the local districts and superintendents, at least give them a heads-up about it?”

    Several other Texas districts have decided not to show the speech, although the district in Houston is leaving the decision up to individual school principals. In suburban Houston, the Cypress-Fairbanks district planned to show the address and has had its social studies teachers assemble a curriculum and activities for students.

    In Wisconsin, the Green Bay school district decided not to show the speech live and to let teachers decide individually whether to show it later.

    Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer said in a statement he was “absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology.” Despite his rhetoric, two of the larger Florida districts, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough, plan to have classes watch the speech. Students whose parents object will not have to watch.

    The Minnesota Association of School Administrators is recommending against disrupting the first day of school to show the speech, but Minnesota’s biggest teachers’ union is urging schools to show it.

    Quincy, Ill., schools decided Thursday not to show the speech. Superintendent Lonny Lemon said phone calls “hit like a load of bricks” on Wednesday.

    One Idaho school superintendent, Murray Dalgleish of Council, urged people not to rush to judgment.

    “Is the president dictating to these kids? I don’t think so,” Dalgleish said. “He’s trying to get out the same message we’re trying to get out, which is, ‘You are in charge of your education.'”

  151. tellitlikeitis says:

    Payrolls: Pleasant Surprise or Disappointment?

    Published: Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 4:05 AM ET Text Size By: Antonia Oprita
    Associate Web Producer

    The US nonfarm payrolls number later on Friday will likely make or break the stock market’s timid attempts at a rebound after declines in the first days of this month, but predictions for the volatile figure are as far apart as ever.

    The consensus forecast for the data, due to be released at 8:30 am New York time, is for job losses of 225,000 in August, a slightly better figure than July’s 247,000 job losses, according to analysts surveyed by Reuters.

    But as usual, individual estimates vary widely, with the most optimistic pointing to a drop of 100,000 and the most pessimistic forecasting a fall of as much as 365,000.

    The ADP report released earlier this week showed a drop of 298,000, while weekly jobless claims were 570,000. The employment index of the services ISM, however, improved slightly to 43.5.

    “For what it is worth, the ADP was utterly wrong last month. But that does not mean it will definitely be wrong this month,” ING analyst Rob Carnell wrote in a research note.

    “The consensus figure of – 225,000 has about as much chance of being right or wrong as our – 290,000 forecast, which by pure chance this month is in line with the ADP,” he added.

    The optimists point to the ADP’s volatility and to a string of recent good data to hope for a figure higher than the consensus.

    “We don’t have enough faith in the ADP to justify changing our optimistic forecast,” James Shugg, senior economist at Westpac, told CNBC. He expects job losses of 150,000 in August.

    No Recovery Yet

    The same “only” 150,000 job losses were predicted by Richard Yetsenga, regional FX strategist at HSBC. “When I say ‘only’, it’s still obviously a lot of jobs, but the trend is in the right direction,” he said.

    However, the possibility that today’s number will disappoint the markets is “far higher” than the possibility that it will be a pleasant surprise, Kirby Daley, senior strategist at Newedge Group told

    “The reaction to the recent employment numbers showing signs of stabilization is being overplayed by market players and analysts. We are far from out of the woods on the unemployment front,” Daley said.

    Although the job losses numbers have improved compared with the dismal figures at the beginning of the year, they are still very bad compared to normal times.

    “The move from stabilization of job losses to a recovery is a quantum leap,” Daley said. “Markets have priced in a recovery scenario when a real recovery is not in sight.”

    Analysts have said the US is going through a painful readjustment, and without the tailwind of consumption the various stimulus packages cannot drive the economy. But the US consumer, making up 70 percent of the economy, has shifted the focus on saving.

    And, unlike during the previous “jobless recovery” in the aftermath of the internet bubble burst, this time consumers cannot rely on rising house prices and easy credit to get resources to continue spending.

    “I don’t believe there is a recovery,” Daley said. “Recovery requires jobs growth.”

  152. tellitlikeitis says:

    Green jobs czar signed ‘truther’ statement in 2004

    By Amanda Carpenter on Sept. 3, 2009 into The Back Story
    SubscribePresident Obama’s “green jobs czar” Van Jones has been targeted again and again by conservatives for his controversial views and now they’ll have another item to use as fodder.

    Mr. Jones signed a statement for in 2004 demanding an investigation into what the Bush Administration may have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”

    His name is listed with 99 other prominent signatories supporting such an investigation on the website, including Code Pink co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodi Evans, comedienne Janeane Garofalo, Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and others. He’s identified as the executive director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on the statement, which he founded before going to the White House. The statement is available here. Mr. Jones is number 46.

    Mike Berger, a spokesman for, told the Washington Times over the phone that all of the signers had been verified by their group. He said 9/ board members “spoke with each person on the list by phone or through email to individually confirm they had added their name to that list.”

  153. tellitlikeitis says:

    Rangel Plays Race Card, Says Obamacare The Victim
    Harlem Congressman: Some Americans Go To Sleep At Night Wondering About Presidency: “How Did This Happen?” Reporting
    Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ―

    A major newspaper is calling for his resignation as chairman of the committee that writes tax laws.

    And then there’s this: The 79-year-old is under fire for comments he made about race and President Barack Obama.

    First, Gov. David Paterson did it. Now, Rep. Rangel is doing it as an ethics probe heats up.

    The “it” is playing the race card. Rangel said “bias” and “prejudice” are fueling opposition to health care reform.

    Already under fire for a wide range of ethical questions, Rangel played the race card in a health care forum the other night, saying racial bias against President Obama is behind opposition to health care reform.

    “Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is President of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, ‘how did this happen?'”

    Rangel also likened the fight to provide health care for the uninsured to the fight for civil rights.

    “Why do black people have to bargain for what is theirs? Why do we have to wait for the right to vote? Why can’t we get what God has given us? And that is the right to live as human beings and not negotiate with white southerners and not court the votes. Just do the right thing,” Rangel said.

    Rangel’s incendiary remarks come as the congressman filed amended financial reports to the House Ethics Committee admitting that he forgot to report millions of dollars in assets and income.

    Financial forgetfulness is apparently a disease that is spreading to his staff. Two top aides — chief of staff Jim Capel and Rangel legal counsel George Dalley — are among about a dozen staffers on Rangel’s tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee that have filed amended financial reports recently. Capel did not file any financial disclosure statements for six years.

    Rangel’s own forgetfulness prompted the political important Washington Post to demand Thursday that Rangel step down as chair of Ways and Means.

    Said The Washington Post: “Much is expected of elected officials. Much more is expected and demanded of those entrusted with chairmanships and the power that comes with them, especially when it involves the nation’s purse strings. From all that we’ve seen thus far, Mr. Rangel has violated that trust continually and seemingly without care.”

    Even some in Rangel’s neighborhood think stepping aside might be a good idea.

    “He’s not the only one. They’re all stealing. It’s just that they want to get him out because he has too much influence. He’s been there too long. Every last one of them is stealing,” Harlem resident Jacob Israel said.

    “He should step aside because who knows what else he’s doing that we don’t know about,” resident Jerry Watson added.

    Rangel clammed up about the ethics probe on Thursday. He refused a request for an interview, saying through a spokesman he didn’t think it was fair to comment until the Ethics Committee completes its investigation.

    As Congressman Rangel faces calls to step down, New York politicians are weighing in.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he’d like to know all the facts before joining the chorus.

    “Charlie has been very helpful to this city in terms of doing things that we’ve asked him to do, bringing home the bacon if you will and I hope that he’s done nothing wrong,” Bloomberg said.

    Councilman and mayoral candidate Tony Avella released a statement saying, “It was also mar his effectiveness in representing Harlem in Congress. He should not stand for re-election.”

  154. Foxwood says:

    Those are all big stories and mostly good news! Maybe we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  155. tellitlikeitis says:

  156. m2 says:

    Obama’s “health care plan” will be written by a committee whose chair says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

  157. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning m2e.

  158. tellitlikeitis says:

    Unemployment Jumps to 9.7%, But Pace of Layoffs Slows

    Published: Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 9:02 AM ET Text Size By: Unemployment Jumps to 9.7%; Market Sheds 216,000 Jobs
    The pace of U.S. job losses hit a one-year low last month but the unemployment rate jumped to a 26-year high of 9.7 percent, the government said Friday in a report showing a slowly improving labor market.

    The Labor Department said employers cut 216,000 jobs, the smallest since August 2008, and revised job losses for June and July to show 49,000 more jobs lost than previously reported.

    Analysts had expected non-farm payrolls to drop 225,000 in August and the unemployment rate to rise to 9.5 percent.

    “It certainly sustains perceptions that the economy gradually is swinging to recovery. The main pitfall would be continued weak income growth but that was not the case in August, so that’s encouraging,” said Pierre Ellis, senior economist at Decision Economics in New York.

    U.S. stock index futures rose after the jobs data, while the dollar weakened against the euro. U.S. government debt fell on the data.

    Breakdown by SectorMany Jobless Losing BenefitsUnemployed in ‘World of Hurt’Third Best Job in the WorldJobless Claims Drop, But Employment Picture Still Murky
    A gauge of labor market slack that measures the unemployed, people working part-time for economic reasons, and those only marginally attached to the labor force, rose to a record 16.8 percent in August from 16.3 percent in July.

    The labor force increased by 73,000 in August, which indicated the return of some jobless workers who had given up looking for work, accounting for part of the rise in the unemployment rate.

    Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the economy has shed 6.9 million jobs, the department said.

    Stubbornly high unemployment is wearing on consumer confidence and crimping domestic demand, pointing to an anemic recovery from the worst slump in 70 years. Consumer spending accounts for over two-thirds of U.S. economic activity.

    However, the August report confirmed the pace of layoffs was easing from early this year, when nearly three quarters of a million jobs were lost in January.

    Manufacturing employment fell by 63,000, with a total of 2 million factory jobs lost since the start of the recession.

    Payrolls in construction industries dropped 65,000 after falling 73,000 in July.

    The service-providing sector purged 80,000 workers in August, while the goods-producing industries shed 136,000 positions.

    Education and health services continued to add jobs, with payrolls increasing 52,000 in August after rising 21,000 in July. Government employment fell 18,000 after slipping 28,000 in July.

    The average workweek, which closely correlates with overall output and gives clues on when firms will start hiring, was unchanged at 33.1 hours in August.

    Average hourly earnings rose to $18.65 in August, rising for a fourth straight month, reflecting an increase in the legal minimum wage. Earnings were at $18.59 in July.

  159. m2 says:


  160. Foxwood says:

    Tonight at 9:00 PM ET Carlson Tucker will have a special on school books and what is being taught in school. I know our children have been taught Columbus was a war criminal for a long time. White Europeans that came across the ocean have been the scourge of the Commie lib for the last 60 years. I believe this is the crux of all of our problems today. If you can, check out the special or Tivo it.

  161. Foxwood says:

    Morning M2, Tellit. Get my email?

  162. tellitlikeitis says:

    Next Hit for Jobless: Losing Unemployment Benefits

    Jobless since January, Donald Money has already moved in with his elderly parents, stopped going to the movies and started using less of his prescription medication so it will last longer.

    This month, something else will fall by the wayside: Money’s unemployment check. The 43-year-old former printing press operator is among the more than 1.3 million Americans whose unemployment insurance benefits will run out by the end of the year, placing extra strain on an economy that is just starting to recover from the worst downturn in a generation.

    These are the most unfortunate of America’s 14.5 million jobless: the ones whose benefits are drying up — in some cases after a record 18 months of government support.

    With savings depleted and job opportunities scarce, people are living with relatives and borrowing cash from friends. They are even skipping meals. Through it all, they are trying to stay positive through exercise and prayer.

    The government said Thursday that 570,000 laid-off workers filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the number of people receiving benefits to 6.23 million. The Labor Department is expected to report Friday that the August unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent, up from 9.4 percent in July.

    Money and others like him are scrambling to find work before the government safety net is taken away. On a recent day in Jacksonville, Money attended a church-run job fair in a half-vacant shopping mall. Most of the vendors were vocational schools trolling for students, or recruiters for the military and fast food joints.

    Money, who was laid off from a printing business, said he’ll do anything for a paycheck.

    “I’m tired of not working,” he sighed. “I just can’t sit at home anymore.”

    People who lost white-collar jobs seem most surprised by the dire circumstances they are finding themselves in as unemployment benefits dry up. Before the recession and financial crisis, it had always been easy for them to find work.

    Clifford Sheffield, 43, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., used to earn $2,000 a week as an analyst for Merrill Lynch’s Jacksonville office.

    Today, lives off of a $1,300 monthly check from the government — and is burning through his savings to keep up with rent. The unemployment benefits run out later this month.

    At a recent job fair, he perused applications for Valu Pawn and Taco Bell, but did not fill them out.

    “I have family I could fall back on, but it’s not very appealing,” Sheffield said.

    “People are just barely getting by,” said Sue Berkowitz, the director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, an advocacy group that helps the poor with legal issues surrounding rent and mortgage contracts. “When I go down to our food bank, I see a lot of people who never, ever thought that’s where they would be.”

    In the past year, nearly 5.5 million people exhausted their 26 weeks of standard benefits without finding work. The government says the “exhaustion rate” is the highest on records dating from 1972.

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    Some 3.4 million people now depend upon extended benefits approved by Congress lasting anywhere from 20 weeks to a year — the longest period of extensions ever added.

    The length of these extensions vary by state, depending on the unemployment rate. More than half of all states have unemployment rates that triggered 53 weeks of extended benefits.

    The government does not track how many jobless Americans have exhausted both their standard and extended benefits, but experts estimate the figure to be nearly 100,000 — and rising.

    According to the National Employment Law Project, more than 402,000 Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of September. That figure will more than triple by the end of December unless Congress — or individual states — authorizes another extension.

    Legislation has been introduced to provide an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits in states with high jobless rates; the bill, introduced by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, has 23 co-sponsors, including two Republicans.

    Unemployment benefits play an important part in stabilizing the economy because recipients tend to spend their weekly checks, rather than saving the money or paying down debt.

    “It’s definitely a valuable component of economic stimulus,” said Alan Auerbach, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Rudolf Augustine, a 39-year-old former construction worker from Miami, is one of about 16,000 Floridians who have exhausted all their benefits. Out of work for the past two years, Augustine’s last unemployment check came in August.

    He’s doing handyman-type jobs, living with his brother to save money, and had to borrow just to visit his oldest daughter in New York to see her graduate from high school.

    Augustine’s self-esteem is bruised from the lack of cash.

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    “I used to drive a Saab turbo,” he said. “Now I drive a clunker a friend gave me for free.”

    Still, he says he has something to look forward to: a business degree, which he should receive in about a year. He spends time with his youngest child in the park for fun and occasionally visits Burger King for a treat.

    Trying to maintain a good attitude is key, said Mike Allen of Riverside County, Calif., who received about 13 weeks of unemployment benefits earlier in the year. He wasn’t eligible for more because he owned his own business and didn’t pay enough into the state’s unemployment fund to qualify him for more assistance.

    Allen, who is 41, moved his wife and 15-year-old daughter into his parents’ home in early August.

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    “They’ve got a small house,” Allen said. “But it’s a roof. We’ll help out with food.”

    After their mortgage company refused to work with them on a loan refinancing, the family walked away from their home, which is several hundred thousand dollars underwater. Allen, formerly the owner of a trucking company, owes about $500,000 in business loans. He’s traded in his newer cars for a used Jeep that needs $2,400 of repairs. The family sold most of their furniture.

    His one bright spot: Allen has launched two employment-related Web sites in hopes of generating money through online advertising.

    “We don’t dwell on the past,” said Allen, who added that his Christian faith is seeing them through. “We can’t change it. We can only change our future.”

    Sheffield, the former Merril Lynch analyst, said he has some job leads and is beginning a retraining program to become a radiographer. He’s done some odd jobs around his neighborhood for cash, and has cut back on most of his expenses — even his $25 a week comic book hobby.

    “I don’t drink or smoke, and I can’t go to lunch or anything like I used to with my friends,” said Sheffield, who runs on the beach to relieve stress. “I eat less. I’ve lost 20 pounds.”

  163. tellitlikeitis says:

    How Barack Obama Will Destroy Liberalism

    September 4, 2009 by Chip Wood

    I’ve got great news for you. In case you haven’t noticed, Barack Obama’s honeymoon with a trusting, gullible public is over.

    For the first time since last November, a majority of Americans say they don’t like his policies. Many of them are concerned that he is going to bankrupt the country. Can you believe it? Where would they get such a crazy idea?

    Before I get into the specific policy mistakes—and the Obama Administration has made a ton of them—let’s take a brief look at the numbers. The Angry Left likes to take all of the credit for Obama’s election (and thus demands that he implement every far-left scheme they can propose). But the truth is vastly different.

    Last November, Barack Obama won the election with 53 million votes. John McCain finished second with 46 million votes. That’s a margin of 7 million.

    Who were those voters? Almost without exception, they came from the middle of the political spectrum. They are neither Republicans or Democrats. They describe themselves as independents.

    And here’s the amazing thing: Some 10 million of them now say they don’t like what President Obama is doing.

    At the beginning of his term, President Obama enjoyed the support of more than 80 percent of the people who described themselves as independents. Today that number has fallen to under 50 percent. That’s an amazing reversal in just a few months.

    How did Obama do it? Let me count just a few of the ways.

    A stimulus program that didn’t stimulate. While the street cleaners in Washington were still cleaning up the confetti from the inauguration, the Democrats rammed through an $800-billion stimulus bill. The measure was supposed to solve our employment crisis, bail out state and local governments, get the economy moving again and make flowers grow in the desert.
    Okay, I’m kidding about the last one. But you remember all the extravagant promises this massive spending bill was supposed to achieve. Instead, unemployment has continued to climb, California was forced to issue IOUs, the housing crisis took a turn for the worse and the economy barely limps along. To paraphrase an old country song, Congress got the gold mine (the bill had so much pork it squealed) while the taxpayers got the shaft.

    Next, Obama set out to nationalize just about everything. The Feds took $100 billion or so to bail out their buddies on Wall Street. The insurance industry was next, with $80 billion going to prop up just one company, American International Group (aka AIG). Then the national banks were coerced into taking loads of federal moola—and all the “oversight” that would mean. The car companies were the next takeover target, as Uncle Sam became the new boss at Chrysler and General Motors.
    And now the Obama Administration wants to make health care in this country more “fair” and “efficient.” I’ll have more to say about the absolute ludicrousness of such proposals at some other time. For now, let me just note that a whole lot of Americans have gotten so fed up, they’re saying “no more!”

    Massive new spending, and exploding deficits, as far into the future as we can see. What will all of this incredible largesse cost? In less than six months the Obama Administration has racked up the biggest deficit this country has ever witnessed. And the red ink will continue to pour over us for as far into the future as we can see.
    The administration claims that its cost over-runs will “only” amount to a trillion dollars a year for the next 10 years or so. They base this number on incredibly optimistic estimates of how much their programs will cost. And even more generous guesses of how much tax revenue they can take from us.

    Of course, anyone who believes these projections won’t go a whole lot higher probably also believes in the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. Every sensible American knows that spending will get worse, taxes will get higher—and the deficits will multiply faster than maggots in a dumpster.

    Along with all of these big issues, there have been dozens of smaller ones that have damaged Obama’s poise and credibility. How stupid was it for him to call the police in Cambridge, Mass., stupid? I was shocked and shamed to see the President of the United States use his bully platform to side with a black professor who lost his cool. So were a lot of other Americans, both black and white. Obama responded like a knee-jerk racist.

    Then there was his 180-degree turnabout regarding the interrogation of terrorists. At first Obama promised there would be no prosecution of the CIA agents who, in the words of a Washington Times editorial, “produced life-saving intelligence that disrupted numerous terrorist plots.” Now our President has torn up that pledge. In an effort to placate the extremists on his left he has authorized Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the matter. Can anyone doubt that prosecutions will be far behind?

    I won’t even get into all of Obama’s foreign-policy blunders. Everywhere you look it seems to be his intention to treat our friends as enemies and our enemies as friends. South of our border, the good people and legitimate government of Honduras used legal and constitutional means to rid themselves of a Hugo Chavez crony. Instead of applauding them for protecting their liberties, Obama’s State Department seems determined to reinstall a budding Marxist tyrant there. Shame on them.

    To put it as succinctly as possible, Barack Obama seems determined to preside over the most radical transformation of the Federal Government this country has ever seen.

    And the American people don’t want it.

    The American people don’t want trillion-dollar deficits. They don’t want huge new government agencies to supervise our health care. They don’t want the people who defended us from terrorism persecuted or prosecuted.

    They don’t want our friends penalized or our enemies pandered to. They don’t want more of their hard-earned money taken from them and given to people who didn’t earn it and don’t deserve it.

    And when they’ve had all they can stand, they really don’t want to be called “un-American” and “evil mongers” when they finally decide to speak out.

    So what do I think will happen?

    I think we are witnessing the beginning of the end of liberal domination in Washington. I think Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Barack Obama have badly underestimated the American people. They lied about what they’d do and they badly misjudged how much we would endure.

    The counter-revolution has begun. You can see it at town hall meetings and tea parties. You can hear it in conversations with your neighbors. You can feel it as the left becomes more hysterical, more abusive, and … yes, I’m delighted to say it … more frightened.

    We won’t win every battle over the next year or two. But we’ll win a bunch of them. And before too much more time passes—by the time Barack Obama’s successor is getting ready to leave the White House—I predict that the Obama era will be seen as the last gasp of liberalism. The dinosaurs of the left may not become extinct. But they are about to lose their fangs.

    Yes, the era of big government will soon be over. And we’ll have Barack Obama and all of his over-reaching cronies to thank for it.

    Until next time, keep some powder dry.

    —Chip Wood

  164. tellitlikeitis says:

  165. tellitlikeitis says:

    I got your e-mail foxwood. Thanks

  166. samhenry says:

    Tellit and Sami – please help by putting your own offerings here on the FRIENDS SPEAK blog. I have pulled some but you add so many I can’t keep up. Be selective. TX Jean

  167. tellitlikeitis says:

    SH, I hope I am not causing information overload. I spend much time scouring the news sites and bring back what I hope is relevant and important information to share with my online friends which is all of you. BTW, Is VF friends speak open for comments now?

  168. m2 says:

    fox, got your email!

    also blog friends… was just out in the heat… have to now do some things. Will be in touch soon!

  169. samhenry says:

    No but let’s take it up with her.

    Your scouring pays off. Cut/paste the ones you think are needed over there that will provide info hot off the press or that have enormous import. You are your own best editor. Speaking of that, it may be a good idea to paste part of the article you feel is key and then provide a url for further reading. Thanks, Tellit. You are very thorough, very good.

  170. samhenry says:

    PS, Tellit. In my book there is no such thing as information overload. There is information management of the overload.

  171. Foxwood says:

    Are you listening to Walter E. Williams? He’s Rush’s guesthost today. He is talking about the enumerated powers of government. It’s some real good stuff.

  172. m2 says:

    putting it on now. I also love walter… just as much as mark stein.

  173. samhenry says:

    Morning FOX. Visit the Sam and Imp site and run the cursor over your name and see the comment! I have still got to get to the blogs of my friends and will do so now that I have mastered creating posts. I am sure the Great Cat will be relieved. I have inundated her with e-mail SOSes.

    Have to get to work on my house! on my life!

  174. m2 says:


    “A corruption scandal that led to the arrests of 44 people, many of them Democrats, has also become an issue. Fifty percent of New Jersey voters associate Democrats more with corruption, while 16 percent identify Republicans, the Quinnipiac Poll found.”

  175. samiam60 says:

    SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, and the gospel of ENVY; its inherent virtue is the EQUAL SHARING OF MISERY.


  176. tellitlikeitis says:

    Sam, poor Churchill is rolling over in his grave over what is happening in his country right now.

  177. samhenry says:

    Hey guys, I’m on the way out the door. Tellit I hope you know I like info overload – when you take it over to FRIENDS just do what I do over there – put in about half and, as I said, url for the rest. TX, friend.

    Sami – get your stuff over there too my man.

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  179. m2 says:


    Tweet war going on #Van Jones


  180. m2 says:

    Top Republican Calls For Obama’s Communist-Truther Green Czar to Step Down …Update: Sen. Bond Calls for Investigation

    Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) called for Barack Obama’s communist-Truther Green Czar to step down.
    Earlier today the Obama White House stood by their communist-Truther Green czar.
    FOX News reported:

    A Republican congressman is calling for the resignation of President Obama’s “green jobs” adviser over new revelations about his past affiliations and statements.

    Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana also said Obama should get rid of Van Jones, 40, if the adviser is unwilling to resign.

    “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate,” Pence said in a written statement released Friday.

    Pence also called on Obama to suspend appointment of additional so-called “czars” until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as to determine the constitutionality of such appointments.
    UPDATE: Senator Kit Bond (R-MO), ranking member of the Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today called for a Congressional oversight hearing probing the fitness of a senior White House official and communist-Truther Van Jones.

    Posted by Gateway Pundit at 9/04/2009 12:06:00 PM

  181. m2 says:

    Sen. Kit Bond calls for investigation of Green Jobs Czar Van Jones
    Political Editor
    09/04/09 3:36 PM EDT
    The senior senator from Missouri has sent a letter to the head of the Senate green jobs subcommittee, Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling for an investigation into Green Jobs Czar Van Jones’ connection to the “truther” movement.

    One of the reasons Senators have been complaining about the proliferation of czars in the Obama White House is that they can be given broad portfolios without any Senate approval. Picking such a fringe character for such a big job may end up creating momentum for more Senate oversight.
    You can join John McCormack’s contest to guess Jones’ departure date from the Obama White House at The Weekly Standard.
    Here’s the letter:

    September 4, 2009

    The Honorable Bernard Sanders
    Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee
    Committee on Environment and Public Works
    U.S. Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

    Dear Bernie:

    Recent news reports call into question the fitness of Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, to perform the duties entrusted to him. I request that the Senate Green Jobs and the New Economy Subcommittee conduct an oversight hearing of Mr. Jones’ behavior and comments to reassure the American people that their government is safe from his divisive, incendiary and ultimately counterproductive sentiments.

    Today, news outlets are reporting that Van Jones signed a petition from the so-called “Truther” movement which suggests that the Bush administration “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext to war.” I can imagine few sentiments more repulsive to our brave fighting soldiers and the victims of the 9/11 terror tragedy than to think the U.S. government deliberately allowed the events of 9/11 to occur. Of course Mr. Jones in hindsight is embarrassed by the public disclosure of his participation in the petition drive and now asserts he did not read the fine print of the petition. Even if true, how can the American people trust a senior White House official that is so cavalier in his association with such radical and repugnant sentiments?

    Unfortunately, this episode is just the latest in a pattern of Mr. Jones’ incendiary remarks that only divide Americans and make positive change for the future more difficult. Earlier this year in a speech in Berkeley, California on energy, Mr. Jones referred to Republicans in crude scatological words unfit for print. Last year, Mr. Jones in a radio interview stated his goals as a “complete revolution” to “transform the whole society” away from capitalism. These recent comments remove the credibility of his assertions that his past radical statements and actions such as the creation of the group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) rooted in Marxism and Leninism merely reflect youthful sentiments in the distant past.

    Despite Mr. Jones’ continuing erratic and outrageous behavior, he occupies a senior “czar” position in the White House. He obtained this position without U.S. Senate advice and consent and without oversight of his activities. And yet, Mr. Jones is responsible for directing administration policy and spending on tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer funding regarding environmental policy and green jobs programs. Many hold out the prospect of green jobs as one of the few practical benefits of pending cap and trade legislation in the face of groups such as the National Black Chamber of Commerce which predict that such legislation will destroy over 2.5 million net jobs, even after the creation of potential new green jobs.

    While I am skeptical of the ability of green jobs programs to provide meaningful numbers of new jobs without heavy continuing taxpayer subsidies or mandates that destroy millions of traditional jobs, I hope you agree that we cannot risk whatever new green jobs are in our nation’s future to unsound and unpredictable leadership.

    Refusal to conduct an oversight hearing by the Subcommittee would heighten concern over whether this administration is committed to mainstream, inclusive, positive leadership and policies. While we may differ in our policy prescriptions to protect the environment and spur job creation, I hope you will agree that the Senate and our Subcommittee have a responsibility to ensure that administration stewards of taxpayer funds and government policy are capable of the jobs entrusted to them.

    I look forward to your consideration and response to this request. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.


    Christopher S. Bond
    U.S. Senator

  182. samhenry says:

    September 4, 2009 by samhenry

    2 faces of obama

    If someone in the US finds out what’s really going on with health care reform, will you please let the rest of us in on it? CNN’s Gloria Borger and Jessica Yellin are reporting that the Prez and his staff are hard at work on their own draft health care plan. What was August all about? First the President seemingly leaves health care draft legislation up to Congress. Congress can’t move off the mark so they put it up for discussion with the entire nation at hundreds of heated town hall meetings and now – having surveyed the scene god-like, the great I AM THE PRESIDENT is quietly putting it all together over the holiday weekend. Moses, grab the tablets; take a message.

    Where to go for answers about our leader, for a framework in which to consider the man? Why to that place that knows him better than any other outside Chicago politics: HARVARD. Here then is the received word from Bill George in n article titled “U.S. Health Care and the Two Obamas” published 2 September 2009.

    Like the Roman god Janus, with two heads facing in opposite directions, Obama the Politician pulls against Obama the Leader. This identity crisis is eroding the President’s political capital, hampering his chances for legislative success on health care, and alienating recession-stricken Americans.

    We have always known there were two Obamas: one, the idealistic and compassionate community organizer whose service changed lives; the other, the skilled operative who emerged from the political wars of Chicago’s south side. During the long, brutal presidential campaign, Obama did a brilliant job of integrating these two facets of his persona. Many who supported him hoped and trusted that once elected to the nation’s highest office, Obama the Leader would retain his passionate commitment to certain ideals over and above political considerations. Since January, however, politics has seemed to dominate many of his decisions, with health care being the most recent example.

    Rather than provide the leadership he promised on this crisis by presenting a comprehensive, integrated health care policy to the American people, Obama is instead playing politics by ceding leadership to Congress. In leaving the details of the reform bill to Congress, he has effectively abdicated, removing himself from substantive Capitol Hill discussions. Congress, in turn, has focused on only one aspect of this complex problem: health insurance reform that will provide guaranteed access. The other essential aspects of health care — cost, quality, and consumer focus on wellness and prevention — are being virtually ignored. All three must be addressed in an integrated fashion before the health care crisis can truly be resolved.

    This will require real sacrifices and concessions from everyone, and a politicized executive cannot make that happen. What’s needed here is realistic and, above all, forthright leadership. How can the President shed political pretense and become the same galvanizing leader on health care that he was during the 2008 campaign? How can Obama the Leader predominate over Obama the Politician and take full ownership of this process?

    As leader of this all-important reform effort, he must immediately face the reality that the debate is going in the wrong direction, acknowledge the mistakes he made in abdicating and ceding leadership to Congress, and put the legislation on hold until early 2010. In my recent book, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, this is Lesson #1: Face reality, starting with yourself.

    Like all good authors of substance, Mr. George seizes on every opportunity to apply his published theories. But in this instance he is to be congratulated. This is not a needless academic exercise; this is spot on analysis of a crisis both for the Presidency and for the nation. Congressional leadership has failed us. Many will no doubt be swept from office in 2010. It remains for Obama to bring it all together as he had promised. Under these circumstances, we could use a little draft stealth health care legislation.

    Tags: CONSERVATIVE BLOG NETWORK, Health Care Reform 2009
    Posted in Barack Obama, Health Care, LEADERSHIP, LEGISLATION | Edit | Leave a Comment »

  183. Foxwood says:

    SamH, M2,

    The panel on Bret’s show say Van Jones is outa there before Tuesday.

  184. m2 says:

    I just heard that…


    But I can’t 100% believe it. I think that Obama has a conundrum!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!

    because his radicals who he really represents will NOT LIKE THAT!

  185. m2 says:

    Foxwood, SH….

    Sweet sweet vindication. And Van Jone’s push to kill Beck’s voice is his undoing.

    Sucks being a commie, huh VAN?

  186. m2 says:

    sam, Fox, SH…

    I see this as the same thing that happened with Pelosi… BUT then again, VJ does have a more outspoken kook-pot record.

    I hope he is fired. However he will linger (in the background)… like a turn spinning the bowel.

    That’s just how it is in Obama’s Administration, I hope Obama’s getting the bus warmed up!!

  187. m2 says:

    I mean like a “turd” spinning the toilet bowel.

    Obama has a veritable network of shadow organizations writing his trick bills and commanding his agenda.

    Effing Anti-American treasonist!

  188. samiam60 says:

    We the People are and will continue to Rock the White House till there is a NEW PRESIDENT PALIN IN OFFICE. Ahahahahahaha Bama too bad things are backfiring fur ya dude.

  189. m2 says:

    sam, this is awesome. It’s just what Dick Morris said!! Their little campaign style doesn’t work good on issues. The man can’t lead, he can’t be pragmatic because he is an Anti-American Demagogue!

    Now he’s got this crap speech to make to congress (that’s rare) and this Racist BS with this Freakshow Czar getting play! The media tried SOO SOOOO HARD. Awww poor babies!

  190. m2 says:

    No we should just release a religious zealot murderer who killed over 200 ppl for our Oil, like the righteous Green Great Britain.

  191. samiam60 says:

    That’s right M2. Turns out Obama’s Shovel Ready jobs were to shovel his bullshit and no body applied! AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  192. samiam60 says:

    Hey Van who’s the Crack Head now my brother.

  193. Foxwood says:

    I have my doubts also M2… I’ll believe it when he’s gone. I’m just hoping we’ll be playing this song…

  194. m2 says:

    “Less bad is not good. That’s not how President Obama and I measure success.”

    – Biden on 9.7% Unemployment up from 9.4%

    No no… Less Bad is not good, but More Bad is GREAT!

  195. samiam60 says:

    So the White House is having a Beer Summit to rewrite the Health Care Bill is that it? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, We will blog that out of existence my man.

  196. m2 says:

    Right Fox, because I believe that the media will keep mum. BUT I hear Jake Tapper is investigating.

    Kraughthammer said he was finished last night. Usually the Kraught is spot-on.

    Y’all I have to report -there is full on conservative speakout on Facebook with people ripping a new asshole in “Obamacare”….

    Good signs.

  197. m2 says:

    “Bob Beckel said on Fox this morning that Obama White House green jobs czar Van Jones will be canned by Tuesday. Beckel reasoned that Jones’s background is simply indefensible for a White house appointment, and wondered if the FBI screwed up because they must not have uncovered this in the vetting process.
    Former White House staffers I’ve spoken with say they would bet the FBI uncovered much of Jones’s past–especially if Jones truthfully answered their questions. What would then happen is this: the background report would go to the Counsel’s office (run by Greg Craig), who would then raise the question of whether what the FBI found was disqualifying with the the potential employee’s boss. Jones was hired by Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, but he presumably (and ultimately) reports to the chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel must have decided that nothing in Jones’s background was alarming enough to prevent his appointment.
    So even if Jones is thrown overboard this weekend, it’s worth asking: Did Rahm sign off on Jones’s appointment despite what the FBI must have discovered about his background. And, incidentally–did Jones tell the truth to the FBI?
    I’ve sent an email asking this question to Rahm Emanuel’s office. I’ll report when he gets back to me.”

  198. Foxwood says:

    Hmmmm, Beer summits?! I’m watching the History Channel right now. Hitler had beer summits… There were a couple of times assassins waited on him and missed. Obutthole might want to rethink beer summits.

  199. m2 says:

    Are you serious, did they really call the internal WH re-design of healthcare a beer summit?

    I’m have a sarcasm deficiency.
    So I have to reconfirm!!

  200. samiam60 says:

    I am being Sarcastic of course. No real beer summit.

  201. m2 says:


  202. samiam60 says:

    We have not heard anything lately on the status of Obama’s Aunt from Kenya?????? Hmmmmmmm?

  203. m2 says:

    Can’t Obama give his own brother a Jackson. The man lives in a HUT and exists on about 5 dollars a year.


  204. samiam60 says:

    The producer’s of 24 could do a whole Season on Obama’s first 8 months of Corruption and lies.

  205. samiam60 says:

    M2 says:

    Can’t Obama give his own brother a Jackson. The man lives in a HUT and exists on about 5 dollars a year.


    M2, maybe Obama is going to make him a Czar?

  206. m2 says:

    UN Declares Dictator Fidel Castro a “World Hero”
    Posted By Hans Bader On September 4, 2009 @ 6:13 pm In International, Legal, Personal Liberty, Politics as Usual, Sanctimony | 1 Comment

    The UN has declared [1] Fidel Castro, the longtime Communist dictator of Cuba, the “World Hero of Solidarity [2].” Castro killed thousands and thousands of people [3] during his rule, torturing some to death (including a few American citizens [4]), and Cuba remains an oppressive [2] dictatorship even today.

    The award was presented to Castro [5] by the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann. Brockmann [6] also successfully lobbied [7] the Obama Administration to demand that Honduras allow the return to power of its ex-president and would-be dictator, Manuel Zelaya. (Two months ago, soldiers acting on orders [8] of Honduras’s Supreme Court arrested Zelaya after he systematically abused [9] his powers. After the Court quite legally [10] declared that Zelaya was no longer president, he was duly [9] replaced by Honduras’s Congress with a civilian, the Congressional Speaker). The Obama Administration recently decided to impose sanctions [11] on Honduras, and indicated [12] it will not recognize future democratic elections in Honduras unless Honduras first lets ex-president Zelaya return to power.

    Marxism seems to be back in fashion in Washington these days. Obama’s green jobs czar is the race-baiter [13] Van Jones, a “a self-avowed communist [14]” and Truther [15] who believed [16] that George Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks [17]. Jones, who is busy orchestrating [18] advertiser boycotts of Obama’s media critics, was until recently a “member of a radical communist group that was dedicated to ‘organizing a revolutionary movement in America [19].’”

    The race-baiting [20] liberal Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) recently praised [20] Fidel Castro as a genius who “kicked out the wealthy” from Cuba.

    Many officials in the Obama Administration are sympathetic to Marxist regimes. For example, Obama’s appointee to be the FCC’s “diversity officer” is Mark Lloyd, a big fan of Venezuela’s socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez. Although Chavez has shot unarmed demonstrators [21], Lloyd has called socialist Venezuela a model, praised its authoritarian leader’s “incredible revolution [22]” and defended his attacks on independent media. Obama’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State, Arturo Valenzuela, has a reputation [23] as a loud defender [24] of Venezuelan dictator Chavez’s terrible record on freedom of the press.

    By contrast, the Obama Administration is extremely hostile to non-communist Honduras and its democratically-elected legislature, demanding that they allow the return to power of Honduras’s bullying ex-president and would-be dictator. The ex-president’s removal was perfectly constitutional, say many experts, such as attorneys Octavio Sanchez [25], Miguel Estrada [26], and Dan Miller [27], former Assistant Secretary of State Kim Holmes [28], and Stanford’s William Ratliff [29].

  207. samiam60 says:

    Maybe he will put his Aunt in charge of Imigration?

  208. m2 says:

    I think his half-brother would be better than the people he has as Czars. His half-brother is probably conservative because he knows 1st hand the despots of Marxism rife in Africa.

  209. samiam60 says:

    The UN needs to be deported from our shores.

  210. samiam60 says:

    How could one President have so many blunders in only 8 months? We are the laughing stock of the World by now.

  211. samiam60 says:


  212. Foxwood says:

    You know, I bet they’ll have a Hut Czar…. That’s what we’ll be living in soon if he keeps it up.

  213. m2 says:

    True True… that’s the worst part besides domestic country destruction.

    We look like FOOLS because every dictator and thug leader knows they can do anything to us… and it will take Obama ‘maybe’ 5 days to focus group his response.

    And Iranians died screaming for our Constitution… while Obama went for ice cream.

    Obama’s Iran FAIL.
    Oh that’s right, he agrees with Chavez and Achmedenejihad.

  214. m2 says:


    ha ha ha ha

  215. samiam60 says:

    Obama lacks any form of Maturity or Common Sense. He is a true commie liberal through and through and America will kick him aside in short order.

  216. samiam60 says:

    Where has Hillary Clinton been lately?????
    I suspect she has her own plans for Obama.

  217. samiam60 says:

    So now Castro is a UN Hero. I say evict the UN as soon as they pay their parking tickets.

  218. m2 says:

    sam the last info I heard on Clinton was weeks ago. That she and her husband had meetings in Obama’s office on the same day- but at different times.

    Don’t know what that means.

  219. samiam60 says:

    Hey CNN, when are you going to start reporting all of the News?

  220. Foxwood says:

    “He is a true commie liberal through and through and America will kick him aside in short order.”

    So we are to kick him in the shorts?

  221. samiam60 says:

    Do not underestimate Hillary or Bill Clinton.
    They have a plan I believe.

  222. Foxwood says:

    “He is a true commie liberal through and through and America will kick him aside in short order.”

    Oh, Kick him in the side!

  223. m2 says:

    just behind enemy lines on Huff Po…

    They know he’s (VJ) a goner. And most of the commenters want him gone!

  224. m2 says:

    at this point… I’ll take Bill Clinton over Obama. That’s how bad Obama is for the survivability of the greatest, free-ist Nation.

  225. Foxwood says:

    That was a good show…

    The pictures remind me of this show.

  226. m2 says:

    yeah ha ha…

    RT: IndependentPro: Glen Beck is personally handing Obama an ass whipping on Van Jones

  227. m2 says:

    VF! WHERE ARE YOU! Missing some good STUFF!!!

  228. m2 says:

    But the Valerie Jarrett comments highlighted by Beck may be important in understanding the process by which Jones actually got his job. Jarrett is well-connected in Chicago circles. Blogger Trevor Loudon, who broke the story of Jones’ Marxism, reports that Valerie Jarrett’s late father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was an associate of Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis and that they worked together in Chicago. Davis, the subject of a 600-page FBI file, is the mysterious “Frank” from Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father, and served as a mentor to a young Barack Obama in Hawaii.

    But other evidence supports the idea that Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the most extreme members of Congress and an apologist for Fidel Castro, played a key role in the Jones appointment. Lee, perhaps best known for casting the lone vote in the House against U.S. military action to remove the Taliban regime in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, is a close friend of both Jones and President Obama.

    But behind Lee and Jones is an influential network of communists known as the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism(CCDS). Lee was a secret member of the group, a spin-off of the Communist Party USA, while Jones was the keynote speaker at a 2006 CCDS fundraiser. Blogger Trevor Loudon reports that the title of the CCDS fundraiser featuring Jones was “Towards Building a Progressive Majority.” He notes that many members of the Jones communist group STORM (Standing Together To Organize a Revolutionary Movement) worked closely with the CCDS.

    According to a history of STORM, several members of the group traveled to Cuba in 1999 as part of the notorious Venceremos Brigade. “As STORM seldom exceeded 20 members, it is very likely that Van Jones, as a leader of the organization, was on that, or another, Cuba trip,” Loudon writes.

    It is significant that Lee issued the following statement after Jones’ appointment was announced:
    “I am so very pleased that Van Jones, a constituent, friend and strong advocate for green jobs has been chosen to be a special advisor to the White House Council on Economic Quality.

    “Van has been at the forefront of the green jobs movement and has shown us all the way to utilize green collar jobs as a pathway out of poverty. Were it not for Van, we would not have been able to establish the Green Job Corps in Oakland which provides local Oakland residents with job training, support, and work experience so that they can independently pursue careers in the new energy economy.”

    “His expertise and vision in the area of green jobs will be a wonderful addition to the White House CEQ.”

  229. Foxwood says:

    At 9:00 ET tonight on Fox is Tucker Carlson on Childrens school books and indoctrination, M2.

  230. m2 says:

    Valerie Jarrett’s late father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was an associate of Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis and that they worked together in Chicago

    —- Gee where have we heard that NAME before???

    Y’all this is like a nest of cockroaches scattering through the rooms as the light flicks on.

  231. Foxwood says:

    It’s funny that Obutthole is and has been surrounded by Communists all of his life.

    When I first brought it up on my blog, the liberal losers told me it was coincidence. What a bunch of idiots.

  232. m2 says:

    So many racists So many radical tired worn Communist pushers…. WHY WHY WHY?

    I would support a Democrat party that was actually Democrat, and not a lying bunch of Communist-adoring cockroaches.

  233. m2 says:

    Of course I’d never be a Democrat. BUT, if they were sane, normal and represented the 2-party system, I think that would be wonderful.

    Obama had a real mandate for accomplishing marvelous and wonderful things. He’s squandered it for his selfish arrogant extremism which equally blankets MISERY for everyone.

    Who do they think they are hurting without creating jobs and with taxes and debt of incalculable magnitude?

    Poor minorities.


  234. m2 says:

    I am at the mercy of D.H.
    He is watching How It’s Made right now… I might catch it on a repeat later. But I know my daughter is going to Private school.

    foxwood says: At 9:00 ET tonight on Fox is Tucker Carlson on Childrens school books and indoctrination, M2.

  235. samiam60 says:

    This needs repeating:

    SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, and the gospel of ENVY; its inherent virtue is the EQUAL SHARING OF MISERY.


  236. m2 says:

    The very same who Obama detests so much he sent the bust of Sir Winston back to Britain. They told him to keep it. He said “No”…

  237. Foxwood says:

    Name me a Socialist or Communist country that has a successful economy?

  238. m2 says:

    The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy
    Chief Political Correspondent
    09/04/09 11:30 AM EDT
    From a Nexis search a few moments ago:
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.
    If you were to receive all your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving President Obama’s Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, your response would be, “Huh?” If you heard that that adviser, Van Jones, had apologized for a number of remarks and positions in the recent past, your response would be, “What?” And if you were in the Obama White House monitoring the Jones situation, you would be hoping that the news organizations listed above continue to hold the line — otherwise, Jones, who is quite well thought of in Obama circles, would be history.

  239. Foxwood says:

    It just doesn’t happen.

  240. m2 says:

    This silence on all matters detrimental to Obama is getting scary. He could name Ahmadinajad to his cabinet and no one would hear about it.

  241. m2 says:

    foxwood.. some may profess to have “good economies” but at the expense of ours, that is UN-DENIABLE.

  242. samiam60 says:

    You won’t find CNN reporting on it either. They only report Obama Propaganda.

  243. m2 says:

    They use our might and economic back for everything that they don’t want to foot on their onw. Not to mention their populations are a fraction of ours, and they are dying out in addition. Some don’t even have the “young” people to pay for their social welfare.

    The other commie/socialist countries are 3rd world P’sO.S. which we send Aid to and their despot leaders squander on the general commie/socialist Elitist class of “government”…

    the UN is like that too. We foot the bill for them, and enable their arrogance.

  244. m2 says:

    I got to get off for a bit. Good evening fellow Patriots.

    Down with Van Jones!
    Down with Communism!!

    Life to America!!

    (ha ha ha ha ha!!!!)

  245. Foxwood says:

    Russia (USSR) still professes to have a great economy… heh.

    So does Venezuela. Hugo can suck a green donkey…

    These Czars want to emulate Venezuela and Cuba. What a joke.

  246. samiam60 says:

    Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0



  247. Foxwood says:

    Yup, My show is coming on… Bye M2, Bye Sami…

  248. m2 says:

    foxwood -and Brazil! They used to throw up Brazil’s model “green movement” but Brazil struck Oil with help from our Left’s best friend Socialist, Soros, and now they’ve gone CRACKHEAD (to quote van jones) for OIL!!!!

    Down with “hijacked” Green Movement vehicle for tired worn hackneyed Communism.

    Communism is the ultimate REGRESSION of society.

  249. samiam60 says:

    America Boycott these news agencies:

    Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
    Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0
    And lets not forget:


  250. m2 says:

    yes, it’s RIDICULOUS.

    G’night sam, foxwood!

  251. m2 says:

    Communism is the ultimate REGRESSION of society.

    ask the people of Cuba and their Oxen.


  252. samiam60 says:

    Good night M2 and Foxwood and everyone else who might be on later.

  253. karmahd says:

    That is funny as hell, but sadly true!!

    This silence on all matters detrimental to Obama is getting scary. He could name Ahmadinajad to his cabinet and no one would hear about it.

  254. arlenearmy says:

    This is why Foxnews is so very important. Even when we are outside & not watching TV, we leave channel on Foxnews.

    I hear they are the only ones who are reporting this Van Jones controversy. I can’t personally attest to this as I don’t watch the other channels.

  255. arlenearmy says:

    Are you saying that CNN is not even reporting this Van Jones stuff ? To the point of how important Foxnews is.

    I would not be a bit surprise if some videos pop up of Van Jones in a similar situation like Marion Barry. Remember Marion Barry was caught in hotel room doing drugs w/a woman & he had no clothes on. I think this because Van Jones has too vulgar of a personality & behavior.

  256. arlenearmy says:

    I have seen some ireporters reporting this Van Jones matter. And that’s probably as close as CNN will get. This Van Jones is sticking up the place.

    I remember you trying to educate folks about Van Jones. Remember, YOU were the one who hipped me to Jones having served time in prison.

  257. arlenearmy says:

    I read an article saying that Foxnews will not air Obama’s Wednesday speech

  258. arlenearmy says:

    Following is link of interesting comments

    This is what Van Jones gets for messing w/Glen Beck. I think V. Jones’s done f*cked the duck on this deal.

  259. arlenearmy says:

    Poor fellow .. I hope he gets to keep his kid home.

  260. Foxwood says:


    As soon as I had the opportunity to get Fox News, I stopped watching all other news. I do get to listen to ABC and CBS radio, and I’m sure they parallel their televised shows. Noting on Van Jones, so far.

  261. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  262. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Foxwood.


  263. Foxwood says:

    It’s silence is deafening.
    It’s definitely bias.
    It’s definitely ass kissing.

  264. Foxwood says:

    I got Fox and Friends on.
    Coffee is ready, grab a cup.
    Get a plate. Now serving up:
    scrambled eggs
    frog legs and
    gator nuggets

  265. Foxwood says:

    Hey Foxwood!
    What’s for breakfast!

  266. samiam60 says:

    Fox the Libs who refuse to watch Fox News are so in the dark where they like to be.


  267. Foxwood says:

    Oh, yeah Sami,
    I got mushrooms also.

    They like to be in the dark and fed shit.

  268. Hey Liberals, How’s that change workin’ out for ya? hahahah

    I will put the title of my post i did on Sarah which says a lot:

    Sarah Palin laughing all the way to the Bank amid Jealousy, Covetousness, Loathing and Admiration

  269. samhenry says:

    Good morning fellow right wing nut cases lol.

    Sami, people who don’t read all points of view are not just in the dark they are lingering there in a state of stupidity and are throwbacks to the stone age.

    Had dinner last night with two other right wing nutters – older and wiser than I – and they are very worried about what is happening. Now hear what the husband said who is European:


    This from a man who was a scientist at Kodak and helped put a man on the moon! No slouch he. This made me more than concerned that he is at the same point we are. I love being a right wing nut! We are gaining support.

    Fox, I would love breakfast but I see you and Sami have finished it off, alas.

    I have another garage sale today so I have to run. See you all later.

  270. m2 says:

    Thank you for your first hand account SH. Hope you sell lots today… 🙂

    SH says: Had dinner last night with two other right wing nutters – older and wiser than I – and they are very worried about what is happening. Now hear what the husband said who is European:


  271. samhenry says:

    Warrant – go to – scroll down to “SPECIES – Friend” and move your pointer over your name. See my comment?

  272. samhenry says:

    Thanks M2. Please do exactly as I instructed Warrant to do and see what I said about you! There is a comment about all of my friends there.

  273. m2 says:

    Hey SH, that’s really cool! I should do that to my blog roll… thanks.

    Y’all, I think the tech article is getting slammed server-wise and can’t load on the WP security attack.

  274. samhenry says:

    M2 what server attack?

  275. m2 says:

    Why do I feel there’s so much more internet security threats under Obama administration. Are they trying to ramp up efforts to pass the cyber security act, is this just coincidence, or are they doing their own intel search?

    Iran’s leader and Chavez meeting today.

    Chavez will continue on to Russia.

    I see the Russia, Ven., Cuba, Iran, No Ko, and possibly China as being a problem.

  276. Foxwood says:

    “and are throwbacks to the stone age.”

    HEY! I resemble that remark!

  277. m2 says:

    apparently WordPress is under a “security attack” right now. BUT the article that is talking about it is tapped out because so many people are trying to view it.

  278. m2 says:

    Security Threat: WordPress Under Attack

    by Daniel Brusilovsky on September 5, 2009

    We’re hearing of numerous reports that older versions of WordPress are exposed to security threats. WordPress is one of the largest blogging engines with over 5,317,360 – and counting – downloads for their latest version, 2.8. Many large blogs, including TechCrunch, rely on WordPress to get the news out and post content online.

    Writes Lorelle on her WordPress-centric blog:

    There are two clues that your WordPress site has been attacked:

    First, there are strange additions to permalinks, such as$%7Beval(base64_decode($_SERVER%5BHTTP_REFERER%5D))%7D%7D|.+)&%/. The keywords are “eval” and “base64_decode.”

    The second clue is that a “back door” was created by a “hidden” Administrator. Check your site users for “Administrator (2)” or a name you do not recognize.

    To prevent this attack, if you have not done so already, update your WordPress install immediately to the latest version. Change all your passwords to a strong password (cough), including WordPress blog access for all users, database, FTP, control panels, etc. These are all highly recommended procedures.

    Automattic, WordPress’ parent company, hasn’t commented on this issue, but we’ll keep everyone updated. In the meantime, we urge you to update your WordPress blog immediately.

  279. Foxwood says:

    Morning SamH, M2

    I’m not on call and it’s a long weekend! Yippie!

  280. m2 says:

    I have just realized that my log-in for Mac says Administrator (2) … this is my OS… not wordpress… and I don’t know how that got there. I’ve noticed it for a few weeks.

    }} worried {{

    I have bought snow leopard upgrade… I will probably be investigating my computer today.

    But it’s great to have a long weekend!

  281. m2 says:

    Everyone – LOOK at WG’s new post.

    We need to get the PDF link, or save it to our computer or something to the Republicans ASAP.

    THIS IS IMPERATIVE. It’s is more than his Truther. The man is a communist. As he has said he was.

  282. m2 says:

    I’m am tweeting Jonah Goldberg right now WG.

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  285. Foxwood says:

    Oh, Didn’t wee you WG…


    I scrubbed the funk, this morning.

  286. samiam60 says:

    Book sales … blog visits … tea parties … town halls … a national poll … There is increasing evidence of a shift in the political winds: the nation is swinging right after President Obama’s victory last November.

    A recent Gallup poll found that people who identify themselves as conservatives now outnumber liberals in every state. And that tilt is reflected in book sales, with three political books by conservative authors listed in the Top 10 New York Times nonfiction bestsellers: “Culture of Corruption” by Michelle Malkin, “Liberty and Tyranny” by Mark R. Levin, and “Catastrophe” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann.

    There are no political books written by liberals on the list.

    Some media analysts say it’s a sign that the mainstream news media are biased and out of touch, which is driving conservatives to find their information in other forms of media.

    But others, including the books’ publishers, say it’s just a sign of the times — a reflection of the change of power in Washington. Sales are up, they say, because Democrats control Congress and the White House, and conservatives are frustrated.

    “We, frankly, expected to see a rebound in conservative books after Barack Obama’s election,” said Marjory G. Ross, president and publisher at conservative Regnery Publishing.

    “There is a phenomenon when one party is out of power that people are searching for leaders … from their side. And if they don’t see those people in Washington, they often look for media and celebrities outside of Washington to support their cause.”

    She said Regnery has seen an increase in sales, especially in the last couple of months.

    “We right now have more than 300,000 books in print for Michelle Malkin’s book … more books in print for a single title than we’ve had for two years.”

    Penguin books’ conservative imprint, Sentinel, agreed.

    “No question, conservative voices are back on the upswing again,” Sentinel spokesman Adrian Zackheim said, adding that it recalled “the heady days of the Clinton White House, when conservative books frequently dominated the bestseller lists.”

    Liberal pundits also are noting the trend. Michael Huttner and Jason Salzman, authors of “50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America,” wrote at that they hope their book “contributes to changing the dialogue in this country, at a time when … books by right-wingers Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly [are] topping this week’s national bestsellers list.”

    Data on New York Times bestsellers confirms the increase in conservative titles since November and shows that liberal authors did well during the Bush administration.

    But some media experts say that what’s happening now reflects a more fundamental shift toward conservative writing — both in books and on the Internet — caused by an elite media that ignores conservative voices.

    “In the old analog era, New York’s elite media could get away with ignoring much of the rest of the country, perhaps even having a certain disdain for parochial Americans who didn’t see things their way,” DePaul University journalism professor Bruce Evensen said.

    “Now, in the digital age, these ‘savages’ are having their revenge. Conservatives dominate much of the blogosphere in news and information, because for so many years liberals have dominated [old media].”

    Liberal analysts agree that conservative book sales are up, but they say it’s due solely to angry conservatives, not perceived media bias.

    “The right has always complained about a phantom liberal bias in the media, so that doesn’t strike me as a likely cause,” said Peter Hart, activism director at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

    “I think the biggest factor is talk radio. Conservative hosts can use their national shows to push their books, or books by like-minded authors, to an audience that is feeling marginalized and angry.”

    The shift to the right is also apparent on the Internet. Arizona State University professors Kevin Dooley and Steve Corman looked at the 20 most popular conservative and liberal blogs on the Web, counted the sites they linked to — and then followed the sites those linked to, and so on. They ended up with a list of 814 conservative blogs, compared to 436 liberal ones. The conservative blogs also had more total posts.

    “There was really no subjective intervention on our part, so I have faith that our population is representative of the number of blogs,” Dooley said.

    Social media consultant Simon Owens said he found that conservative blogs had lost fewer readers since November. While the conservative blogs are now getting 37 percent fewer page views than during the election season, the liberal blogs have lost almost twice as many: 64 percent of their Web site hits.

    In some cases, Internet activism feeds into real-world demonstrations. Many of the tea party protests that drew conservatives out in large numbers in the spring — organizers estimated that there were at least 790,000 protesters around the country on tax day — were also organized online.

    Town hall meetings about health care have also generally been packed. Local media outlets reported that hundreds had to be turned away at town halls hosted by Sens. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.).

    “Conservatives are much more prominent now than when we started doing [media analysis in 1987],” said Daniel Amundson, research director at George Mason University’s Center for Media & Public Affairs. “Increasingly now you see people from conservative groups or conservative politicians showing up and supplying commentary to the press. I think they have become, I wouldn’t say even players, but on the field in a pretty significant way.”

    He cited the town hall protests as an example of increased visibility.

    “I’m hard-pressed to think of too many other situations where you’ve had coverage of town hall meetings across the country.”

  287. Foxwood says:

    I’ve been smelling that shift in the winds for a while Sami…

    PE EW!

  288. samiam60 says:

    Sarah Palin’s Facebook page is suddenly down.

  289. samiam60 says:

    I would encourage everyone to support this effort by Sarah Palin:

  290. samiam60 says:

    Sarah Palins Facebook is back up. I encourage everyone to visit and support her.

  291. Foxwood says:

    I’m not an artist, or cartoonist, but check it out.

  292. Foxwood says:

    I think I’ll call it, “From the Whitehouse to the Outhouse”.

  293. samiam60 says:

    Rumor has it on MSNBC that Hillary Clinton may run against Obama in 2012 if his numbers continue to fall.

  294. Foxwood says:

    Check out the Cartoon, Sami.

  295. samiam60 says:

    Foxwood you are a trip. Funny cartoon. 🙂

  296. Foxwood says:

    Yeah, wish I were a better artist…

  297. LisaInTX says:

    SWINE FLU Info from Oct. 1976
    Watch the video from 60 minutes!!! This is what happened to my dad, and he died from it.

  298. Foxwood says:

    The government knows better than anyone, Lisa. It’s almost a prerequisite to be a narcissist to be a politician.

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  300. Foxwood says:

    Van Jones is going down!

  301. Foxwood says:

    Beware of his heart of gold…

  302. Foxwood says:

    You don’t own me…

    originally done by Lesley Gore.

  303. Foxwood says:

    Here’s one for SamH…

  304. Foxwood says:

    Not mentioned in the song are Jan and Dean.

  305. Foxwood says:

    Not mentioned in the song are the Beach Boys…

  306. Foxwood says:

    Anyone heard of the Blues Magoos?

  307. Foxwood says:

    The Surgeon General warns…

  308. Foxwood says:

    16 year old Steve Windwood.

  309. Hey SamHenry! Love the video! You cute thing!

    waving as I drive on by…

  310. arlenearmy says:

    Fox & all…
    Remember during the elections, Hannity was just about the only one who was airing the Jerimiah Wright “God Damn America” sermon. It was going viral almost non stop.

    At that time, MSNBC & CNN were not airing it. But Hannity kept plowing into Wright’s ass relentlessly. After about a week of the Wright video on Hannity, the other networks started showing it. So, I suspect the same will happen in the case Van Jones.

    Can you imagine a video popping up of Van Jones loosely using the N-word. This is why I am keeping a watchful eye on youtube because youtube seems to be the ones to break the story.

    I bet Obama, Michelle & Jarret are interrogating V. J ones’s ass in the basement on what else did he say in public. And Rahm Emanuel, Biden & Clintons are off in some corner laughing & saying to themselves that they ain’t gonna get involved in this Ebonics bull shit.

  311. arlenearmy says:

    Folks, I just got a youtube alerting that CNN has finally aired the news of Van Jones. CNN talks about the Rodney King riots.

  312. Foxwood says:

    Hey Arlene,
    Van Jones quit last night. I wouldn’t doubt, tho, that he advises in some way, or still writes bills, or something.

  313. Foxwood says:

    Maybe this is the way to get rid of the Czars. Start finding the poop on these guys and gals and push the issue.


  314. Foxwood says:

    Bye bye Van Jones!

  315. Foxwood says:

    This man needs to be next…

  316. Foxwood says:

    I’m still looking…

  317. LisaInTX says:

    Van Jones resigns!!!!
    Ahhh…poor little Black Nationalist Communist!!! Maybe Chavez has an opening for him!!! Or Castro……

  318. m2 says:

    mornin’ …this is true. As he was part of Apollo. Also Daschle is still behind the scenes.

    However –

    Communists: 0 United States of America people: 1

  319. m2 says:

    whoops, I was responding to this comment by Foxwood:

    Hey Arlene,
    Van Jones quit last night. I wouldn’t doubt, tho, that he advises in some way, or still writes bills, or something.

  320. Thats right M2. He will through his nasty diabolical Alliance Corp…

    M2 said:
    “I wouldn’t doubt, tho, that he advises in some way, or still writes bills, or something.”

  321. m2 says:


    My D.C. crush Jonah Goldberg just tweeted this and said that Glenn Beck must be doing this dance right now:

  322. m2 says:

    Van Jones story finally goes mainstream
    Rick Moran
    I say finally because as Byron York pointed out yesterday in the Examiner, not one major media organ had a word about the Truther.

    Today, however, that has changed as WaPo, CBS, and CNN have discussed the controversy. Don’t know about MSNBC but then, the Obamanetwork and the New York Times will probably only cover the story when Mr. Jones is shown the door – probably in the next 24 hours according to Kaus.

    There is no controversy about what Jones signed both in 2004 and 2002 so the idea that the basic facts might be in dispute is ludicrous. And yet, WaPo barely mentions the Truther controversy, preferring to make it appear that Jones is in trouble because he called Republicans “A-holes.”

    No word about his self described radical communist past. No word on his support for the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. No mention of his racist, bigoted, conspiracy comments about whites trying to murder blacks through environmental dumping in the ghetto.

    And now, via Jim Hoft (who has been out front on this story from the beginning), we learn of an interesting CD cut by Jones filled with hate against whites, capitalism, and “The Man.”

    A sampling of Jones’ “art:”

    Various Singers-Poets: The American way, manufactuered by these white folks in office. By these rich men here to mock us. The United States is a stolen land led by right-wing, war hungry, oil thirsty. And when it’s all said and done they still can’t clean their own place because they got people of color playing servant to do that sh*t for them… The true terrorists are made in the US, in this police state… The US is a crack-fiend for oil. And they’re ready to rape, kill, assault, rob anybody and everybody…

    Bombing babies in the night. Two wrongs don’t make a right… The US needs to exit its colonies in Iraq, in the region and finally in Israel.

    Van Jones: At this point. The end of the occupation. The right of return of the Palestinian people. These are critical dividing lines in human rights. We have to be here. No American would put up with an Israeli-style occupation of their hometown for 53 days let alone 54 years. US tax dollars are funding violence against people of color inside the US borders and outside the US borders.

    Also see John McCormick’s blog at The Weekly Standard about who originally vetted Van Jones.

  323. Next thing, you guys are gonna see a million Youtubes surface of him, telling how the right wing extremist took everything out of context, and tried to destroy him, etc. etc. etc., cry cry cry wah wah, old mean ol conservatives.

    But that all he wants to do is to save the greatest man in the world, obma. So, he will just back his communist, socialist, baby killing, whitey hating self out, just to save the annoited one.

    Good Grief, disgusting. sorry folks, good morning have a great day and maybe i’ll see you all later. God willing. SMILE!

  324. m2 says:

    You guy have to follow Jonah, he’s funny to the max.

    I have to go out… check y’all later WG, Arlene, Fox!

  325. Foxwood says:

    Morning M2, WG…

  326. Foxwood says:

    Na na na na Hey hey goodbye!

  327. LisaInTX says:

    I’m waiting on moderation.. :-}

  328. Foxwood says:


    ObamaCzar Advocating Genocide against Americans?
    By Sher Zieve Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Obama FCC Diversity Czar Mark LloydOn 10 June 2008 at the National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) in Minneapolis, MN, the now Obama FCC “Diversity” Czar Mark Lloyd spoke for the “Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.” Thanks to Glenn Beck, this chilling two-part video on the benefits of using the media to more quickly accomplish one’s goals to oppress and subjugate a country and its people (aka “social change”) has been brought into the light of day.

    Earlier in 2003, Lloyd had commented: “I think what is considered the media justice movement is less rooted in the consumer or public interest movement than it is properly rooted in a movement that began with the traditional issues and concerns of civil rights; a movement that is concerned with equality, with political representation, the impact of culture on institutions like media and schools. The fact that we have institutions like The New York Times, or The Nation, or foundations that are dominated by people who tend not to be people of color and they do not see people of color as integral to this movement, but they see this “public interest stuff” as separate or important and maybe see this “civil rights stuff” as passé is, frankly, connected.”
    Use media to silence and then end free speech

    In Part 1 of the NCMR video, Marxist Lloyd (one of the most radical of the Obama appointed Czars) outlines how the willing media can and should be used against government opposition, in order to silence and then end free speech. That is chilling enough. But, wait folks. It gets worse—much, much worse. This one may make you physically ill.

    In one of the most terrifying messages yet from an Obama (not the United States) Government, current Obama Czar Lloyd talks about the Rwandan Hutu’s (he calls the Hutus “one tribe”) use of its media in order to affect “social change” via genocide. Note: Approximately 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered in 100 days.

    Lloyd initially speaks casually and then exhibits smiles as he continues when he says: “State radio in Rwanda was taken over by one tribe-one group-and they began to put out propaganda so that the Tutsis were targeted. And what resulted…was essentially genocide in Rwanda. The State, or this particular tribe which controlled the radio, very purposefully moved to ensure they could ‘do things’. Uh, their social change. Uh, in Venezuela and with Chavez—really an incredible revolution ‘democratic’ revolution—to begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks then controlling the media of Venezuela rebelled, worked frankly with folks here in the US government—worked to oust him. But, he came back in another revolution!” Translation: “We need to take a look at how the Hutus handled their opposition and use it as a potential model for the USA. After all, if those who oppose us are dead they can’t warn the people we’re planning to crush by telling the truth about us. And, we need to use all of the class envy we can! We need to get rid of property ownership—maybe force people out of their homes via too high adjustable rate mortgages so that we can foreclosure on their homes? We MUST Make those who own property the enemies of the State and, if they don’t play ball with us, slaughter ’em and steal everything they own!”

    We already know two of the programs Obama is forcing to complete his overthrow and conquest of We-the-People—ObamaCare and Cap and Trade. Both of these programs bleed the country—and therefore us—dry of our wealth and place ALL of us not in the ruling elite class under the control of Obama and the exponentially expanding power base of his Socio-fascist government. And, now his end game may finally have been revealed by ObamaCzar Lloyd. Will our once-beloved USA become the new Rwanda? This is as serious and horrifying as it gets. Our government is now, unequivocally and unmercifully, moving against us, folks. May God have mercy on us and give us courage.

  329. samhenry says:

    Hi everyone. I have just published a new blog post that is a followup to WG’s fast moving stream of thought and words – it is about the US being the fastest country in history to go Communist. It is my slant on why the administration WANTS so many jobless, etc. It ends with: As General Motors goes, so goes the nation and General Motors is run by the government.

    Cute, eh? I think at this point all of our blogs are on the same page. M2, I got the highest number of its in centuries on your piece.

    Good to be with all of you. Now I need to read the recent offering by FOX

  330. Foxwood says:


    Inspired by Saul Alinsky, FCC ‘Diversity’ Chief Calls for ‘Confrontational Movement’ to Give Public Broadcasting Dominant Role in Communications
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    By Matt Cover

    ( – Mark Lloyd, chief diversity officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a “confrontational movement” to combat what he claimed was control of the media by international corporations and to re-establish the regulatory power of government through robust public broadcasting and a more powerful FCC.

    Lloyd expressed his regulatory call to arms in his 2006 book, “Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America” (University of Illinois Press).

    In the book, Lloyd also said that public broadcasting should be funded through new license fees charged to the nation’s private radio and television broadcasters, and that new regulatory fees should be used to fund eight new regional FCC offices.

    These offices would be responsible for monitoring political advertising and commentary, children’s educational programs, number of commercials, and content ratings of the programs.

    Frequently referencing one of his heroes, left-wing activist Saul Alinsky, Lloyd claims in his book that the history of American communications policy has been one of continued corporate control of every form of communication from the telegraph to the Internet.

    “Citizen access to popular information has been undermined by bad political decisions,” Lloyd wrote. “These decisions date back to the Jacksonian Democrats’ refusal to allow the Post Office to continue to operate the telegraph service.”

    Lloyd claimed that neither technology nor liberal reforms have been able to overcome the damage caused when government fails to give everyone an equal voice.

    Throughout history, Lloyd said, “[t]he most powerful communications tool was deliberately placed in the hands of one faction in our republic: commercial industry.”

    “Neither Progressive era reforms nor new communications technologies have been able to correct the problems resulting from government abdication of a responsibility to advance the equal capability of citizen discourse,” Lloyd added.

    “Corporate liberty has overwhelmed citizen equality,” he wrote.

    Government, Lloyd said in his book, is the “only” institution that can manage the communications of the public, arguing that Washington must “ensure” that everyone has an equal ability to communicate.

    “The American republic requires the active deliberation of a diverse citizenry, and this, I argue, can be ensured only by our government,” he says. “Put another way, providing for the equal capability of citizens to participate effectively in democratic deliberation is our collective responsibility.”

    FCC seal
    Lessons for Radicals

    Lloyd relies heavily on the left-wing radical Saul Alinsky in explaining his strategy.

    Alinsky (1909-1972) was a community organizer and activist from Chicago and the author of the book, Rules for Radicals, which opens with an acknowledgment “to the very first radical … Lucifer.” As for political tactics, Alinsky said, “The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away. In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people. This means revolution.”

    With Alinsky as the political guide, Lloyd outlines nine “lessons” that people can draw on when trying to combat international businesses.

    1. “Organizing people must be a priority. In order to counter effectively the power of major corporations we understood that we had to be able to demonstrate the support of hundreds of thousands of people. As Alinksy wrote: ‘Change comes from power, and power comes from organization. In order to act, people must get together.'”

    2. “Understand where people stand on your issue. Once we were clear that we needed to drum up the support of people, we needed to understand what people knew about our issues. As Alinksy wrote, ‘if people feel they don’t have the power to change a bad situation, then they do not think about it.'”

    3. “Connect with groups that have already organized the community. Our means of reaching local communities was through existing national organizations. We reached out to groups that had large constituencies and articulated our message by identifying how our goals fit their core interests.”

    4. “The strategy must have an inside and an outside game. For media reform, this means we needed to embrace the necessity of operating both in and outside Washington [D.C.].”

    5. “Don’t wait for events to unfold on their own. Pressure, pressure, pressure. If we wanted events to work in a direction that would benefit us, we knew we needed to push. We needed to apply pressure and to direct that pressure not at the government, but through the government at our true opposition – the broadcasters. Alinsky again: ‘The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain constant pressure upon the opposition.'”

    6. “Communications is a priority. Again drawing from Alinksy, we understood that ‘one can lack any of the qualities of an organizer – with one exception – and still be effective. That exception is the art of communication.’ It is not just a matter of getting media to cover your campaign. That is, undoubtedly, a part of it, but it is also about getting the sort of attention you want, so the public and your opposition see you and your issues the way you want to be seen.”

    7. “Research is key. We took not only message and public opinion research seriously, we took seriously our obligation to research the activity of our opposition. Our research entailed not only public opinion polling, but academic papers presenting economic and social analysis, legal research…and grassroots research involving the inspections of dozens of televisions station’s public files.”

    8. “Establish a broad base of funding and never stop raising money. Alinksy is right that people are a source of power, but without adequate funds organizing people effectively cannot be accomplished.”

    9. “Find allies in power. If civil rights leaders such as King had the Kennedys and Johnson, and the anti-Bork campaign had Ted Kennedy, our main ally was [FCC Chairman] Bill Kennard.”

    The solution

    To combat the control of international business and restore government to what he sees as its rightful place in managing public communications, Lloyd calls for a “confrontational movement” to protest the present order and organize a political movement that could force government to rein the businesses in.

    “If our republican form of government is perishing because communications – the infrastructure of that republic – is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it?” he asks. “We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order.”

    To do this, Lloyd draws on his experience lobbying the FCC during the Clinton administration, counseling would-be revolutionaries to follow the tactics used by other left-wing movements, such as the followers of Saul Alinsky and the people who ran the campaign to block Republican Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.

    “We understood at the beginning, and were certainly reminded in the course of the campaign,” wrote Lloyd, “that our work was not simply convincing policy makers of the logic or morality of our arguments. We understood that we were in a struggle for power against an oppenent, the commercial broadcasters ….”

    “We looked to successful political campaigns and organizers as a guide, especially the civil rights movement, Saul Alinsky, and the campaign to prevent the Supreme Court nomination of the ultra-conservative jurist Robert Bork,” wrote Lloyd. “From those sources we drew inspiration and guidance.”

    Lloyd proposes six initial goals for wresting control of communications from the corporate interests he claims control it. As his book details:

    1. “End the federal subsidy of commercial media, particularly cable and broadcast television. Broadcasters should pay for the great privileges of a federally protected license to operate a business by using the publicly owned [radio or television] spectrum.”

    2. “The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) must be reformed along democratic lines and funded at a substantial level. The CPB board should be elected, [with] eight members representing eight regions of the country (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Plains States, Southwest, Mountain States, and the Pacific Coast) and a chairman appointed by the president, with the advice and consent of the Senate.”

    “Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded,” said Lloyd.

    “This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters. … Local public broadcasters and regional and national communications operations should be required to encourage and broadcast diverse views and programs. … Spectrum allocations should be established that create clear preferences for public broadcasters ensuring that regional, local, and neighborhood communities are well served,” he added.

    3. “The FCC should be fully funded with regulatory fees from broadcast, cable, satellite, and telecommunications companies. The FCC should be staffed at regional offices, matching those CPB regions, at levels sufficient to monitor and enforce communication regulation.

    “Clear federal regulations over commercial broadcast and cable programs regarding political advertising and commentary, educational programming for children, the number of commercials, ratings information about programs before they are broadcast, and the accessibility of services to the disabled should be established and widely promoted.”

    4. “Universal service support provided by all commercial telecommunications providers (whether they are classified as information services or not) to fund access to advanced telecommunications services should be expanded to all nonprofit organizations, including higher-level academic and vocational schools, community centers, and 501(c) (3) organizations unaffiliated with either business or government.”

    5. “Postal subsidies should be fully restored to small independent nonprofits presses. Postal subsidies should be reduced for commercial and business operations. The postal service should be returned to congressional control with the central mission of ensuring that all Americans have access to the post.”

    6. “Public secondary schools should be required to include civics and media literacy as part of their core curriculum. Testing on civic, media, and computer literacy should be required and national standards set.”

    For those who think any or all of these recommendations might infringe on the free speech rights of broadcasters, Lloyd says his concern is not the “exaggerated” concerns over the First Amendment.

    “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press,” he said. “This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.”

    “[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance,” said Lloyd. “[T]he problem is not only the warp to our public philosophy of free speech, but that the government has abandoned its role of advancing the communications capabilities of real people.”

  331. m2 says:

    Van Jones Resigns… Almost..

    Good news, fellow patriots. Shining the light of truth and public scritiny has caused President Obama’s Communism Czar Green Jobs Czar to hide back under the rock from under which he came. It’s being reported as a resignation. But read carefully, Obama still has a place for this guy in his administration; we’re still paying his salary with our tax dollars.

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

    Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs” with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.

    The resignation comes as Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate.

    Jones issued an apology on Thursday for his past statements. When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones “continues to work in the administration.”

    The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the past about Republicans, and separately, of Jones’ name appearing on a petition connected to the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. That 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether high-level government officials had allowed the attacks to occur.
    Jones flatly said in an earlier statement that he did not agree with the petition’s stand on the 9/11 attacks and that “it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever.”

    As for his other comments he made before joining Obama’s team, Jones said, “If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.”

    Despite his apologies, Republicans demanded Jones quit.

    Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana said in a statement, “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate.” Missouri Sen. Christopher Bonds said Congress should investigate Jones’s fitness the job.

    Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck repeatedly denounced Jones after a group the adviser co-founded,, led an advertising boycott against Beck’s show to protest his claim that Obama is a racist.
    Jones, well-known in the environmental movement, was a civil-rights activist in California before shifting his attention to environmental and energy issues. He is known for laying out a broad vision of a green economy.

    Jones had a broad vision for the economy, to be certain. But it wasn’t green, it was most definitely red.

    It strains credulity for Jones to distance himself from the 9/11 petition he previously endorsed now that he’s getting heat for it. But notice Jones hasn’t renounced being a communist (and to those of you who are leveling accusations of McCarthyism, please note that Jones identified himself a communist). He hasn’t renounced his statements linking himself to the “global gtruggle” against the U.S. Nor does has Jones renounced being a black nationalist like Obama’s 20-year pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

    Also, it’s worth noting that President Obama hasn’t come out and distanced himself from Jones (not that it would matter anyway, but geez, at least try to look to avoid being connected with radical leftists). So they’re just changing which office Jones occupies within Obama’s administration.

    Because Jones and President Obama clearly share the same principles and agenda

  332. samhenry says:

    FOX and M2 – chilling articles – if CBS is expressing itself like that, FOX then Conservatives are not “nuts” and the country is coming our way.

  333. Foxwood says:

    That’s about what I thought. He will be close to Obutthole because it’s Obutthole’s agenda to go Red. They’re both pinko Commie bastards.

  334. samhenry says:

    Sorry, FOX – I thought it was CBS – it was CNS. Well the country will soon come our way.

  335. Foxwood says:

    SamH, I may have jumped the gun in finding the next Czar to slay.

  336. arlenearmy says:

    With Van Jones affiliation & activities that are militant & subversive, he would not be qualified to enter the WH premises/grounds on a school field-trip tour.

    Folks should know that there are congressional organizations that prohibit membership if the perspective member had been involved or affiliated in subversive activities or groups. Communism is considered as subversive.

  337. arlenearmy says:

    Hello folks,
    I am pleased that Van Jones is gone. He was an imminent threat to this nation. Every day that he was in the WH caused me to fear for my safety.

    When I heard the wonderful news of resignation, I had to lay down.

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  339. Foxwood says:

    “Communism is considered as subversive.”

    The problem is, Obutthole hasn’t even been vetted…

  340. arlenearmy says:

    From reading Van Jones resignation letter, it looks like he DID NOT go voluntarily. The letter was not contrite. Him saying that he was a victim of smear campaign is bull crap. He was caught on video.

    The whole world now knows that Van Jones leaves the WH in DISGRACE !!!!! Folks, that is the best way to deal w/someone like Van Jones.

    See, Van Jones is stuck on himself & he thinks he’s cock on the walk. … Extreme elitist behavior. You got got PUBLIC ALLY embarrass his ass. Knock him off the perch in broad daylight.

  341. arlenearmy says:

    Obama is being vetted now. Sad situation that we are having to vet him after the fact.

  342. Foxwood says:

    Obutthole is a Communist. You look at everyone he has surrounding him and his past. You don’t make those associations and live the life he did and not become the product of your surroundings.

  343. samhenry says:

    My read on the flu situation is this:

    It will not be a bad a health threat as billed. Yes, there will be deaths but I honestly think that the number will not be as great as feared. People my age are not at risk because we were alive when a similar strain passed our way (I hope!).

    Government fear mongering is in high gear. If they get us all whipped up why we will let them do anything to protect us – pass the bill in Massacussetts, pass health care reform so all can be covered.

    I am tired of being manipulated by fear. Truly great leaders don’t do this kind of things. Only leaders with an agenda.

    I’m off to emerald city to get a burrito “as big as a small child” as a friend told me at a new chain that has opened up. I will give you a review.


  344. Hey SamHenry,

    You are correct! The flu is not going to be bad, Hussein is just looking for anything to try and enforce martial law because he is freaking out.

    Honey is not going down with a fight.

    I’m tired of it too, honey (fear/oppression) from the Hussein admin, but you know. You better be afraid, very afraid at least to protect yourself, etc.

  345. Arlend and m2 said:
    From reading Van Jones resignation letter, it looks like he DID NOT go voluntarily. The letter was not contrite. Him saying that he was a victim of smear campaign is bull crap. He was caught on video.

    The whole world now knows that Van Jones leaves the WH in DISGRACE !!!!! Folks, that is the best way to deal w/someone like Van Jones.

    See, Van Jones is stuck on himself & he thinks he’s cock on the walk. … Extreme elitist behavior. You got got PUBLIC ALLY embarrass his ass. Knock him off the perch in broad daylight.

    warrantonegirl, said:

    That is exactly right, that little Van Jones PISS ANT, is going to cry cry cry, wah wah wah, boo hoo hoo, the right wing extremest were so mean to me, cry cry cry, because I’m black and Hussein is black, doesn’t have anything to do with me being a Domestic Terrorist Whitey Hater that has been trying my best to create a civil riot in the United States and now I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar.

    wah wah wah….Van Jones is a sick crying Baby.

  346. Van Jones Defined and reasons for quiting on Hussein: The reason he quit is he was outed as the American-hating, scum-sucking commie he is.

  347. samhenry says:

    scum-sucking commie WG? Wow. I’ve haven’t seen one of those since the days of SDS on campus when they were thumb-sucking commies.

  348. samhenry says:

    FOX – thanks for the Beach Boys song – I just picked up on it scrolling back. I’ve been humming it all day. What a great end of summer song and you know I love the Beach Boys. They are just essential Americana!

  349. samhenry says:

    I’m off for a time although all of you will laugh and say I’m off all of the time.

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  351. arlenearmy says:

    I was reading article on politico site, i& it said that there’s a czar Cass Sunstein who support taking folks body organs.

    But I think the the next czar that is the most threatening is Mark Lloyd – the diversity czar (because of the fairness doctrine issue)

  352. VotingFemale says:

    I hope everyone is having a good Holiday Weekend!

    Van Jones, Political Poison along with Obama’s American Child Indoctrination into Supporting His Socialism/Communism coming to schools nationwide.

    Oh… but these communists are arrogant and bold, eh?

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  365. VotingFemale says:

    lol!!!! @ Steven

    if she is such a non-threat why do moonbats obsess over her?

    You have a clear case of Palin Derangement Syndrome, Socialist-Boy. 😉

    Go ahead; go postal! make my day! hahahahaha

    stephen said:

    Get some fresh air. Why would you hook up to such an unqualified idiot. Sarah Palin is Unelectable and unqualified. She can’t speak on any issues because she is clueless. Just because you and your friends like her doesn’t mean the rest of the country does. She killed McCain’s campaign.

  366. VotingFemale says:

    Oh, and Steven?

    Be sure to be there when your local Tea Party voting citizens stage a protest against Obama Socialism on Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 225 13th Street in Manhattan Beach.


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