Congressional Black Caucus RACEers are the Black Version of the KKK

ArleneArmy has called it like it is…

Expect Black Caucus to Disrupt 2010 Elections

Group Photo of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members. Is That Obama Standing Behind James Clyburn?

Group Photo of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members. Is That Obama Standing Behind James Clyburn?

No members of any race shall use their race or the race of others a weapons in society or politics.

The RACERer members of the CBC are going down for it and fair minded people will see to it that it happens… and these CBC RACEers will wail all the way down to the bottom of the well… YOU ARE ALL RACISTS!

F U Congressional Black Caucus RACEers… slither back to your Socialist Rock Piles.

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Additional Reading about Socialist RACEers Use of the False Race Card…

Disgusting: CBC member likens failure to rebuke Wilson to “white

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: An Allergic Reaction To The Race Card

Debate continues over whether Wilson’s outburst was racially

I Luv SA: Canadian Asylum: Obligatory race card is played

Matthews: Was Joe Wilson Outburst ‘A Race Thing?’ | NewsBusters.org

if I read the phrase “playing the race card” one more time I am

“Top Line” — Black Caucus Chair: “Hate Speech Can Turn into Hate

Black Caucus Urges Congress to Admonish Wilson | News You Should

Obama – Afganistan; He Just Can’t Deal with the Big Decisions; Instead, Forms Committee, will likely invite ACORN to help him decide

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113 Responses to Congressional Black Caucus RACEers are the Black Version of the KKK

  1. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama is taking the black caucus down the path to destruction and they are so blinded by race they can’t see it.

  2. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama has a new friend. It’s amazing how one communist can spot another communist.

    Fidel Castro praises Obama on climate change
    By PAUL HAVEN (AP) – 1 hour ago

    HAVANA — Barack Obama’s call for action on climate change and his admission that rich nations have a particular responsibility to lead has received strong praise from an unusual source — U.S. nemesis Fidel Castro.

    The former Cuban leader on Wednesday called the American president’s speech at the United Nations “brave” and said no other American head of state would have had the courage to make similar remarks.

    In a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, Obama acknowledged that the United States had been slow to act on climate change, but said Washington was now prepared to be a full partner as the world confronts the threat.

    He said developed nations that have caused much of the climate change the planet has suffered have a “responsibility to lead,” but added that rapidly growing nations must do their part as well.

    That admission of America’s past errors “was without a doubt a brave gesture,” Castro wrote in comments published by Cuban state-media Wednesday.

    “It would only be fair to recognize that no other United States president would have had the courage to say what he said,” the former Cuban leader continued.

    Castro, 83, handed over power to his brother Raul in February 2008, but has continued to release frequent essays on current events which are published in state media under the title “Reflections of Comrade Fidel.”

    In Wednesday’s edition, the former Cuban leader quoted extensively from Obama’s speech, though he also criticized what he called America’s aggressive military and economic foreign policy.

    “Its hundreds of military bases installed in dozens of countries on all the continents, its aircraft carriers and naval fleet, its thousands of nuclear arms, its wars of conquest, its military industrial complex and its arms trading are not compatible with the survival of our species,” he wrote.

    US-Cuban relations have thawed somewhat since Obama took office in January. The U.S. leader has loosened financial and travel restrictions on Americans with relatives on the island, and the two countries last week held talks on restarting direct mail service suspended since 1963.

    Raul Castro has said he is open to meeting face-to-face with the U.S. leader on neutral ground, and that all subjects could be on the table, and Fidel has praised Obama as a smart and sincere man. That is quite a difference from Cuba’s attitude toward former President George W. Bush, who was depicted on Havana billboards as a vampire.

    But the warm words have so far failed to bring about concrete change on core issues.

    Obama has left intact the 47-year trade embargo on the island, and U.S. officials have said for months that they would like to see the single-party, communist state accept some political, economic or social changes.

    Cuba has repeatedly ruled out making any concessions in return for the lifting of the embargo.

    Obama also was praised by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earlier this month for canceling parts of a missile defense system that Moscow had viewed as a threat to its security. Putin called the move a “right and brave decision.”

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hrsJ4qSe4ne2_544A7Wzg4_uT7TwD9AT2O683

  3. samiam60 says:

    Obama Uses U.N. Speech
    To Fire Broadside at Israel

  4. samiam60 says:

    Mr. Obama, not a good idea to mess with Israel nor the CIA.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/obama-world-dont-expect-america-fix/

  5. samiam60 says:

    NEW WORLD ORDER:

    United States, Russia, China, France, and Britain.

  6. samiam60 says:

    ONLY FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE UN:

    United States, Russia, China, France, and Britain, each of which has veto power.

    No one else does.

  7. samiam60 says:

    PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE.
    NOTICE THE SYMBOL OF HER CAMPAIGN:

  8. tellitlikeitis says:

    We love to give our monopoly money away.

    Tracking Your Taxes: Sending Billions in Aid to Despots and Wealthy Nations
    The U.S. spends billions in taxpayer money on foreign assistance each year, but large pieces of the $36.7 billion aid budget will be going to countries whose leaders attack the U.S. — and to others that are already rolling in dough.
    By William La Jeunesse

    The U.S. is expected to spend about $36.7 billion on its foreign aid budget next year, but large chunks of that money will be going to countries whose leaders openly vilify the U.S. — and to others that are already rolling in dough.

    Americans went broke last year filling up their tanks thanks to high gas prices leveraged by OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Yet this year, the State Department budget provides millions to oil-rich kingdoms relishing huge profits, like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

    Ever-increasing spending on aid strikes some foreign policy experts as unwise — and a monumental waste of money.

    “We still cannot point to any relationship between foreign aid and growth, between foreign aid and the right kinds of policies or institutions that create prosperity,” said Ian Vasquez, director of the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute.

    Much of the foreign aid budget is spent on military, disaster and humanitarian assistance. But some of the spending for 2010 will be heading to countries where dictators rule:

    $98 million to persuade Kim Jong-il of North Korea to give up nuclear weapons
    $20 million for political prisoners and political rights in Castro’s Cuba
    $6 million to promote civil society in Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela
    $500,000 for border security in Muammar al-Qaddafi’s Libya
    $26 million to help train police in Evo Morales’ Bolivia
    $56 million to support the rule of law and human rights in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, arguably one of the world’s richest nations
    Foreign aid checks are rarely ever written directly to a government. Funding is generally provided to companies and non-governmental organizations that operate in other countries, which the U.S. government says helps advance human rights and the rule of law abroad. Some organizations keep close ties to their host government, and others work in spite of them.

    The question is, do any of the programs work?

    In Colombia, where the U.S. spent $38 million to improve human rights in 2008, State Department auditors concluded five of six program areas failed.

    The U.S. provided $18 million to improve governance in Honduras, but auditors found nearly all of the 28,000 trained by the U.S. will be replaced after elections in November.

    Critics say some recipients of U.S. aid are capable of covering the costs themselves.

    “Given rising oil prices around the world … this would be an opportune moment to look at these programs very carefully and see if we should push the Russians to pay for this themselves,” said John Bolton, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

    Elsewhere, the Office of Middle East Programs oversees almost $4 billion in U.S. aid to countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. Auditors found it nearly impossible to evaluate program success because the office operates without a management plan and didn’t have any reliable data to actually measure anything.

    Yet large blocks from the economic aid budget are being parceled out for the Middle East:

    $360 million to Jordan to advance political reforms and make local health improvements
    $250 million for Egypt to push political and economic reforms
    $109 million to help foster democracy in Lebanon
    $400 million to the Palestinian Authority, which doesn’t even represent the 1.5 million residents of Gaza
    Some of that funding strikes critics as shortsighted, and possibly dangerous to U.S. interests.

    “I don’t think we’re really creating security forces for the Palestinians,” with that money, said Bolton. “I think we’re helping to subsidize an army for a putative Palestinian state.”

    Other large pieces of U.S. are going to fund objectives that may be of far less use for the U.S., including:

    $200 million to integrate Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina into the EU
    $177 million to fight greenhouse gas emissions in other countries
    $90 million promote energy independence and sound economic policy in former Soviet bloc Ukraine
    $62 million to develop a more vibrant civil society in Georgia
    $11 million to encourage reunification in Cyprus, which hasn’t happened in 35 years
    $28 million on peace in Somalia, where pirates room free, and there is no actual government
    $3 million for climate change in Jordan
    “It’s time to cut foreign aid,” said Vazquez, of the Cato Institute. “[F]oreign aid has often caused far more harm than good.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/22/tracking-taxes-sending-billions-aid-despots-wealthy-nations/?test=latestnews

  9. tellitlikeitis says:

    The inmates are running the asylum in Obama’s government.

  10. samiam60 says:

    Why CNN is now the Fringe Media. Censorship as seen in this video and an explanation for all Conservatives who were Banned for Life from CNN’s IREPORT COMMUNITY

  11. Foxwood says:

    From:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/mcconnell-blasts-government-gag-order-private-health-care-provider/

    McConnell Blasts Government Over ‘Gag Order’ on Private Health Care Provider
    U.S. health officials launched an investigation into Humana after the Louisville-based company mailed a letter to patients enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans, alerting them that President Obama’s health overhaul could eliminate important benefits of the program.

    FOXNews.com
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    The federal government resorted to bullying tactics when it ordered an investigation of Humana — one of the country’s biggest private insurers — for its decision to send customers a letter alerting them about pending health reform legislation, a leading Republican charged Wednesday.

    U.S. health officials launched the probe after the Louisville-based company mailed a letter to patients enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans — private options that replace standard Medicare — warning that President Obama’s health overhaul could eliminate important benefits of the program.

    Humana said in its letter that if Medicare Advantage funding gets cut, “millions of seniors and disabled individuals … could lose many of the important benefits and services that make Medicare Advantage health plans so valuable.”

    Republican House Minority leader Mitch McConnell blasted the investigation of Humana on Wednesday, calling it a “federal gag order” that seeks to silence a health provider that disagrees with the administration. McConnell said he’s called for a complete legal justification of the probe.

    “This is so clearly an outrage,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “For explaining to seniors how legislation might affect them, the federal government has now issued a gag order on that company, and any other company that communicates with clients on the issue, telling them to shut up — or else.

    “This is precisely the kind of thing Americans are worried about with the administration’s health care plan. They’re worried that government agencies which were created to enforce violations even-handedly will instead be used against those who voice a different point of view,” he said.

    The investigation was first suggested by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, whose committee has jurisdiction over Medicare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — which officiates over the Medicare program for seniors and Medicare Advantage options — ordered a “cease and desist” order on all of Humana’s health care mailings until the investigation is concluded.

    The agency alleges that Humana’s letter may have violated federal regulations, but the information distributed by the health provider was reportedly supported by the nonpartisan, independent analysis of the Congressional Budget Office. Baucus has called the Humana letter a “scare tactic” meant to distort the current reforms under consideration.

    A Republican aide told FOXNews.com that the investigation is a clear breach of First Amendment rights and said the Republican leader is asking the CMS to provide legal justification for its investigation. The aide said CMS’s investigation follows a pattern of intimidation put forth by the administration for any kind of dissent in the health care debate.

    Nine months into Obama’s administration, no administrator of the CMS has been named — leading some Republicans to question whether the White House had a direct hand in silencing Humana.

    The White House did not offer comment, referring questions about the investigation to CMS. CMS did not immediately answer requests for comment.

    House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., has called on CMS to provide additional information on the so-called gag order, including the person or persons who authorized the agency to issue it.

    “I have never seen anything like this and I question if politics was the deciding factor,” Camp said in a press release. “Given that the administration has failed for more than eight months to nominate a director for CMS, I wonder if undue political pressure may have been applied on the CMS staff.

    “It is Congress’ responsibility to find out the facts and protect the interests of the American people. We need to know who contacted CMS, when they did it and what was said,” he said.

    This is the government strong arming in the war of Hugo Chavez. Hugo has to be happy to be seeing this. I thought it was Hillary Clinton that told us it was ok to disagree with and voice our disagreement, that it was an Amarican right to dissent against the government. We are not losing our Freedom of Speech slowly. We are losing them very fast.

  12. tellitlikeitis says:

    If they think the people in this country are just going to lay down while they steam roll us with socialism they are making a fatal mistake.

  13. tellitlikeitis says:

    LLOYD MARCUS ON CNN: Why is the left so angry at blacks who love America?

    I appeared on CNN Newsroom hosted by Don Lemon. He was fair and allowed me to make my points. I stated three things in the interview. One, I refer to myself as an American rather than a hyphenated African-American. Two, the tea party protests are against President Obama’s policies, not his race. The protesters are decent hardworking concerned citizens. Three, the American people are not racist.

    These statements inspired immediate outrage from the so-called tolerant and compassionate Left. An email from a self proclaimed Marxist threatened physical harm to me. He also vowed to destroy me and my music career. A creative leftist called me a “Toxic Negro.” Another called me a “sell out.” The “you’re a minstrel” and “do you tap dance too” comments in one email were interesting. Less creative e-mailers expressed their outrage towards me by using the typical “F” and “N” bombs every other word, including my favorite, “Who the ‘F’ do you think you are?” Now, if I can create a hit song using my hate mail, that would be sweet capitalistic revenge.

    We should not give a pass to racist blacks. Racism is evil…period
    I received angry emails from blacks who said I should be ashamed of myself. Apparently, they believe my not resenting whites and America is a betrayal of my blackness. I no longer feel the need to be patient with racist blacks. Just as we do not tolerate the KKK and white supremacists, we should not give a pass to racist blacks. Racism is evil…period.

    I am continually amazed by the Left’s anger at me for saying America and it’s people are good and that I love my country. Why should these statements inspire such rage? It appears the Left hates all who love America. They particularly despise patriotic minorities.

    Folks, thanks for your prayers and numerous emails expressing your thanks and support. My strength and peace comes from knowing I am on the right side and in God’s Will. Also, my delete key is my friend.

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  14. tellitlikeitis says:

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  16. tellitlikeitis says:

    Ypu guys should watch these videos especially the second one. He does a tribute to Ronald Reagan on the second vid.

  17. samiam60 says:

    Tellit, Two out standing videos. I found them both to be refreshing to say the least.

  18. tellitlikeitis says:

    Yea sam, me too. He’s got a great voice too!

  19. arlenearmy says:

    Thanks, VF & everybody here
    Ive been struggling w/that blog. Took me all fricking day long.

    Regarding CBC, you got to cut the nut off that bull. Seriously folks, CBC, is the focus. Dismantle CBC & a great majority of the race baiting will be muted.

  20. arlenearmy says:

    I got an appointment in a few minutes, so I can stay online too long, But will return after a meeting.

    A special note: I distinctly recall that the ONLY black U.S. legislature in history who has not joined the Congressional Black Caucus was Congressman J.C. Watt (republican from the great state of Oklahoma). He refused to join because of the CBC’s racist views & their race pimping ways.

  21. samiam60 says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/critics-assail-obamas-safe-schools-czar-say-hes-wrong-man-job/

    Critics Assail Obama’s ‘Safe Schools’ Czar, Say He’s Wrong Man for the Job
    Critics say Kevin Jennings is too radical for the job of director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, citing what they say is his promotion of homosexuality in schools, his writings about his past drug abuse and his onetime contempt for religion.

    Social conservatives are up in arms about yet another White House czar. This time it’s Kevin Jennings, President Obama’s director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS).

    Jennings was appointed to the position largely because of his longtime record of working to end bullying and discrimination in schools. In 1990, as a teacher in Massachusetts, he founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which now has over 40 chapters at schools nationwide. He has also published six books on gay rights and education, including one that describes his own experiences as a closeted gay student.

    But critics say Jennings is too radical for the job, citing what they say is his promotion of homosexuality in schools, his writings about his past drug abuse, his onetime contempt for religion and an incident in 1998 in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.

    The OSDFS was created by the Bush administration in 2002. According to its Web site, one of its primary functions is to “provide financial assistance for drug and violence prevention activities and activities that promote the health and well being of students in elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education.”

    Jennings’ critics say he fits only half the bill, if that.

    “Jennings was obviously chosen for this job because of the safe schools aspect… defining ‘safe schools’ narrowly in terms of ‘safe for homosexuality’,” Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, told FOXNews.com.

    “But at least half of the job involves creating drug-free schools, and we’ve not been offered any evidence about what qualifications Jennings has for promoting drug-free schools.”

    Jennings’ detractors note that he made four references to his personal drug abuse in his 2007 autobiography, “Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son: A Memoir.” On page 103, discussing his high school years in Hawaii in the early 1980s, Jennings wrote:

    “I got stoned more often and went out to the beach at Bellows, overlooking Honolulu Harbor and the lights of the city, to drink with my buddies on Friday and Saturday nights, spending hours watching the planes take off and land at the airport, which is actually quite fascinating when you are drunk and stoned.”

    Sprigg said that quote is particularly unacceptable for someone who has been named to lead America’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.

    “It would be nice to hear from Mr. Jennings … that he regrets the drug use he engaged in when he was in school,” Sprigg said. “But in this autobiography, which Mr. Jennings wrote only recently, he never expresses any regret about his youthful drug use.”

    But Amanda Terkel, deputy research director at the Center for American Progress, sees Jennings’ comments about drugs in a different light.

    “We have had elected officials do [drugs] and we still believe it is fine for them to be elected,” she said. “This is a point in his life that he was struggling … I think those experiences now help him reach out to students, relate to what they are going through, and help them through their problems.”

    Liberal groups remain in Jennings’ corner, saying he is fully qualified for his position and is the victim of a right-wing smear campaign. But Jennings’ detractors point to other things he has said that alarm social conservatives.

    In 1997, according to a transcript put together by Brian J. Burt, managing editor of the student-run Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Jennings said he hoped that promoting homosexuality in schools would be considered fine in the future.

    “One of our board members” was called to testify before Congress when they had hearings on the promotion of homosexuality in schools,” Jennings said. “And we were busy putting out press releases, and saying, “We’re not promoting homosexuality, that’s not what our program’s about. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…. ‘

    “Being finished might someday mean that most straight people, when they would hear that someone was promoting homosexuality, would say ‘Yeah, who cares?’ because they wouldn’t necessarily equate homosexuality with something bad that you would not want to promote.”

    The group Jennings founded has also been accused of promoting homosexuality in schools. At a GLSEN conference in 2000, co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Department of Education, the group landed in hot water when it was revealed that it had included an educational seminar for kids that graphically described some unorthodox sex techniques.

    A state official who spoke to teens at the conference said:

    “Fisting (forcing one’s entire hand into another person’s rectum or vagina) often gets a bad rap….[It’s] an experience of letting somebody into your body that you want to be that close and intimate with…[and] to put you into an exploratory mode.”

    At the time, Jennings said he had concerns about events at the conference, but he also criticized attendees who filmed it.

    “From what I’ve heard, I have concerns as well,” Jennings told the Boston Globe in May 2000. “GLSEN believes that children do have a right to accurate, safer sex education, but this needs to be delivered in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner.

    “What troubles me is the people who have the tape know what our mission is, they know that our work is about preventing harassment and they know that session was not the totality of what was offered at a conference with over 50 sessions,” he said.

    But Peter LaBarbera, President of “Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, said Jennings’ reaction was weak and unacceptable.

    “He never really apologized. If a conservative group had done that, they would be out of business,” LaBarbera said.

    The religious right is also alarmed by Jennings’ personal views about religion. In his memoir, he wrote of his views while he was in high school:

    “What had [God] done for me, other than make me feel shame and guilt? Squat. Screw you, buddy — I don’t need you around anymore, I decided.

    “The Baptist Church had left me only a legacy of self-hatred, shame, and disappointment, and I wanted no more of it or its Father. The long erosion of my faith was now complete, and I, for many years, reacted violently to anyone who professed any kind of religion. Decades passed before I opened a Bible again.”

    Terkel said Jennings was writing about a “low point” in his life, and he now considers himself a religious person.

    “Since then he has been involved in the Union Theological Seminary,” she said. “He does consider himself religious. He tithes — I just don’t see any evidence that he is hostile to religion.”

    Jennings is on the board of the Union Theological Seminary, which describes itself as “progressive and evangelical.”

    Another controversy from Jennings’ past concerns an account in his 1994 book, “One Teacher In 10,” about how, as a teacher, he knew a high school sophomore named Brewster who was “involved” with an “older man”:

    “Out spilled a story about his involvement with an older man he had met in Boston. I listened, sympathized, and offered advice. He left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated.”

    The account led Diane Lenning, head of the National Education Association’s Republican Educators Caucus, to criticize Jennings in 2004 for not alerting school and state authorities about the boy’s situation, calling Jennings’ failure to do so an “unethical practice.”

    Jennings threatened to sue Lenning for libel, saying she had no evidence that he knew the student in question was sexually active, or that he failed to report the situation.

    But a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, Warren Throckmorton, has produced an audio recording of a speech Jennings gave in 2000 at a GLSEN rally in Iowa, in which Jennings made it clear that he believed the student was sexually active:

    “I said, ‘What were you doing in Boston on a school night, Brewster?’ He got very quiet, and he finally looked at me and said, ‘Well I met someone in the bus station bathroom and I went home with him.’ High school sophomore, 15 years old’ I looked at Brewster and said, ‘You know, I hope you knew to use a condom.'” [Audio is available on the professor’s Web site.]

    The Washington Times reported in 2004 that “state authorities said Mr. Jennings filed no report in 1988.” A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department for Children and Families, the department to which Jennings — as a Massachusetts teacher — would have been legally obliged to report the situation, did not return calls from FOXNews.com.

    GLSEN spokesman Daryl Presgraves told FOXNews.com that all the attacks on Jennings were hate-motivated smears, but he declined to address individual issues.

    “From falsehoods to misrepresentations to things taken out of context to outright smears — all of which have been fully debunked — these groups will stop at nothing to ensure that no effective action is taken to address bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in America’s schools.

    “They have failed to derail and slander GLSEN’s well-respected work in the education world, which includes partnerships with numerous national education organizations, and they now seek to tarnish Kevin Jennings’ highly regarded career as an educator.”

    But Sprigg countered that nobody has adequately answered the questions that are being raised about Jennings.

    Speaking of Jennings’ job, he said: “I think it’s unfortunate that [it] is a position that did not require any sort of confirmation process, because there are a lot of serious questions about Jennings and there has not been any forum in which Jennings has been required to answer the questions.”

    Jennings forwarded questions from FOXNews.com to Department of Education spokesman Justin Hamilton, who declined to comment.

    But Terkel said that Jennings’ appointment showed that the Obama administration was taking safe schools seriously.

    “For a long time I think this position was largely neglected. It was seen as a throwaway position [by the Bush administration.] Now the Obama administration has made an attempt to find someone who, in many ways, seems tailor-made for this position. [Jennings] has devoted his whole career to promoting safe schools.”

  22. tellitlikeitis says:

    Great Blog Arlene! Keep up the good work!

  23. Foxwood says:

    And JC Watts is a real nice guy. I’ve had the pleasure to meet him 12 years ago.

  24. Foxwood says:

    JC doesn’t fit the mold of the CDC.

  25. samiam60 says:

    Earlier this year, first lady Michelle Obama pledged that if George Washington University students completed 100,000 hours of community service she would speak at the school’s commencement. — Not that we’re against community service, but Mrs. Obama’s offer should be declined.

    Mrs. Obama’s “service for speech” pledge earlier this month works counter to the notion of community service. By encouraging students to volunteer for the stated purpose of booking a high-profile commencement speaker, the meaning of service is reduced to a measure of hours spent working for a political objective, and volunteering no longer is an act carried out for its own sake.

  26. arlenearmy says:

    Beck talking about the Tide Center. Taking from the haves to give to the have nots.

    This sort of reminds me of an article I read last night of Reparations – Whites Not Allowed to Farm at Point of Gun

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/09/22/zimbabwe.farmers/index.html

  27. arlenearmy says:

    Kynikos
    I read the link you just posted. I think Rasmussen said something similar on yesterday on foxnews. I think it was on Hannity.

  28. Kynikos says:

    Yep, I also posted an article on VF’s blog yesterday from a different author, I think this is a very big issue, they are hiding behind bandwidth, but they are really trying to control the internet!!

  29. Foxwood says:

    I wanted to bring this up again. It was made by the Tides Foundation indoctrinating children in Marxism and has been shown in over 7000 public schools in the US.

  30. Foxwood says:

    Ok… ok… up up and away again…

  31. arlenearmy says:

    Foxwood
    This is what happens when parents don’t keep track of what’s being taught in school. Parents need to drop in (unannounced) at these classroom.

    In the meanwhile, parents should remove their kids from public school & put them in the private (parochial) school or home-school them, until this matter gets corrected.

  32. samiam60 says:

    “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” – Ronald Reagan

  33. arlenearmy says:

    Kynikos
    I have no doubt that we bloggers are on borrowed time on the internet. Obama is blaming his troubles on the bloggers. I heard him say this on the news during his 5 media blitz.

    Obama is trying to catch his breath, as he’s been knocked off his feet. And when he gets his footing, a lot of bloggers may bite the dust. Though, I am optimistic that this wont happen.
    I know its gonna be rough, but if we can hold out til 2010 it may be well worth the fight.

  34. arlenearmy says:

    I just heard on foxnews that ACORN is suing film makers & the columnist who posted the videos.

  35. Foxwood says:

    I’m up to starting a law suit fund for these two patriots if it hasn’t been done yet.

  36. Foxwood says:

    I’ll put Ubber Man up against Mighty Mouse any day!

  37. Foxwood says:

    I’m checking to see if the video has been shown in Lousiana schools, Arlene.

  38. arlenearmy says:

    Foxwood
    I dont know if a legal defense fund has been set up. I have heard this idea expressed in several comments on a log of blogs.

    I don’t know why big government (dot) com website has not asked for donations.

    But if there was such a fund, I would surely donate.

  39. samiam60 says:

    One day we was just a Bloggin like we always do and then out of no where…………………….

  40. Foxwood says:

    I sent an email to Andrew Breitbart to see if a fund has already been sent, Arlene.

  41. ohiobelle says:

    It’s more like RACEirs… Don’t forget that irs! It’s their new thing.

    I’ve got a crap load of work I brought home so I can only stick around for a minute or two but I wanted to give a heads up. I am curious if anybody knows about this one… Our taxes this year will include a box that ask if we are gun owners. If yes (and most would answer yes because the guns are registered and that would be tax evasion to lie) then we will be taxed on our guns. Isn’t double taxing a crime in our country??? Does anybody know about this???

  42. ohiobelle says:

    Seriously, we paid taxes to buy our gun and now the government is going to make us pay more taxes to own it!! It’s double taxing and it’s against the law!

  43. ohiobelle says:

    Okay one more thing before I run, I AM SUPER PISSED THAT BARNEY FUDD AND JOHN CONYERS ARE GOING AFTER THE KIDS THAT BROKE THE STORY ON ACORN!!! THOSE SOCIALIST BASTARDS!!!!! THE IRS IS SITTING ON 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN LIENS BECAUSE ACORN HASN’T PAID THEIR TAXES AND FUDD & CONYERS WANT TO GO AFTER THOSE KIDS!!! WTF!!

    I’ll check back after I get my work done.

  44. arlenearmy says:

    Ohio
    This does not surprise me about Barney Franks. After all, he had a prostitution service operating out of his house. And for all we know, ACORN set it up for him.

  45. arlenearmy says:

    Foxwood
    I also just emailed breit bart from the url

    http://www.breitbart.com/contact.php

  46. samiam60 says:

    Hey Foxwood my neighbor came home from the VA hospital today to pack some stuff for the Nursing home they are sending him to, to die.
    I mentioned this fellow to Arlene the other day.
    Anyway he gave me an Old Bottle of Carstairs blended whiskey. It is real old and the seal was never broken. Well not until about ten minuets after he had to leave.

  47. samiam60 says:

    It is so sad to see what the Government has done to this Viet Nam war veteran who contracted Prostate Cancer as a direct result of Agent Orange.
    I am sad and Outraged all at the same time.
    I wish the American People could get to see example’s of what Government Run Healthcare would be like.

  48. arlenearmy says:

    Barney Franks is on Oreilly acting like he aint had none in a while. And he’s saying he dont condone folks violating the law (the film makers). Did Barney say this when his house got busted for male prostitution?

  49. samiam60 says:

    I hope when the truth comes out about Obama and who he really is that he gets a Prison Cell with Bubba as a room mate. Or Barney, either one would give him what he deserves.

  50. samiam60 says:

    I will be glad when that queer bastard Barney is exposed and sent off to prison.

  51. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    I remember you telling me about the veteran being a victim of rationing & will be left to die.

    What may stop this is veterans doing what the ACORN video film makers have done. It will take just a very few brave vets to go to VA on regular appointments w/hidden video cameras.

  52. samiam60 says:

    It would be so good to Organize something like that Arlene but the way the VA operates it might be hard to get the results you want. Everything they say and do is done in generalities and it has been my experience that when they referre me to 3 or 4 different doctors the waiting time to see them is 3 to 6 months.

  53. arlenearmy says:

    Frank Luntz showing Burris walking really fast down that hall way. Remember, Burris is member of the black caucus.

    Anyways, Burris walking fast is a big contrast from the feeble old man who could barely walk in the rain when he was locked out the senate building. Remember when he was in the ran and the black folks had to help him walk down sidewalk.

  54. samiam60 says:

    Oh Arlene BTW. They refused to remove his colostomy bag stating they could not justify the cost as he is TERMINAL. When he told me that I wanted to go down there and give them some Terminal. It is nightmare that never ends.

  55. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    There has been so many times that the VA has made messed up statements. Within 12 months I have seen fake doctors:

    (a) woman impostering herself as a REAL doctor. When we found out & returned back to VA, the VA patient advocate denied that she existed. If I had a hidden camera I could had caught all this.

    (b)There was a female doctor who TOLD me she was a gynecologist. She lied. If I had hidden video I would of had proof.

    Another case was when VA nurse told a heart patient to stop taking plavix & take aspirin. Then the Dr. the following week told patient to NEVER stop taking plavix. If I had hidden video I would of had the proof.

    Those folks lie lie lie all the time.

  56. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    If you or someone would had went w/him when that statement was made, & had a hidden video, then there would had been proof.

    Take that proof to Chris Wallace or Beck or Hannity. Never take it to the government because they will kick that can down the road.

  57. samiam60 says:

    Yes they do Arlene and they for the most part don’t really know what they are talking about.
    I have been given meds that caused serious internal bleeding more than once and the warning are on my chart. (If they read that)

  58. arlenearmy says:

    SamI
    We have actually got medicines in the mail that was for another veteran. The address was correct, but the name on the bottle was that of another veteran. And the other veteran in another State got our medicine.

    We have gotten medicine that was labeled to include certain medication but the pills were something else.

    They have actually given narcotics .. & patient has heart attack & then they denied ever prescribing it. They WILL scrub down a medical record to hide this fact.

  59. samhenry says:

    Hi, Arlene

    I hope you know that your words about the upcoming election have the highest following today on FRIENDS blog.

  60. arlenearmy says:

    Thanks SH.

    I usually don’t do write-ups that well or that often, due to writers-block. But I am very passionate about the subject matter of the black caucus. And I recognize the cultural pattern.

    I just see the way the caucus is going with this. I grew up in the hood & have been surrounded by black community organizers & black politics all my life until I joined the Army.

  61. samiam60 says:

    Arlene what are your thoughts as to what will happen in America if Obama is forced to resign or is not re-elected in 2012?

    I feel he is going to be exposed for something that may put his Presidency in jeopardy. It is only a matter of time, imo.

  62. samhenry says:

    Hi Sami

    I just read the piece you posted about the safe school Czar. I would imagine his time is limited. Even if he did not do all that he has been cited as having done, it is not in anyone’s interest to appoint anyone to this position of trust with a questionable background such as his in both drugs and in his handling of students in schools who were sexually active.

    It is the report of the sexually active homosexual teen that causes me the most concern.

    But it is the poor judgment in handling the story of the sophomore in love with an older man. The fact that it was a homosexual relationship was not what the key point should have been.

    THE KID WAS UNDER AGE. It was a cased of statutory rape even if the kid had consented. This alone, if true, should disqualify him for the position he now holds.

  63. samiam60 says:

    Good Point SamH. Either way BamWow has a history of very poor judgement as to whom he has installed as Czars in his administration.

  64. samhenry says:

    Thank you Great Wolf.

  65. samhenry says:

    Arlene, I and others hope you will continue with such analysis. Make sure I see them when they happen – perhaps copy them from the blog to an e-mail. I have a lot to take in. You are so rock solid and wise and you have inspired the Great Cat’s posts more than once.

  66. samhenry says:

    Good evening Tellit and FOX – I am just scrolling back over the day. When I finish, it will be tomorrow!

  67. ohiobelle says:

    Hello everybody. It’s 9:30 here and I still have alot of work to do before I can go to bed.

    Arlene wrote: Ohio
    This does not surprise me about Barney Franks. After all, he had a prostitution service operating out of his house. And for all we know, ACORN set it up for him.

    I almost forgot about Fudds prostitution service!!

    What about the double taxing on the guns? If we don’t say yes then it’s tax fraud however if we do say yes then the government is going to tax us for owning a gun! Isn’t double taxing illegal??

  68. samiam60 says:

    Thoughts from Hong Kong Sarah Palin
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    Many have asked to see my remarks as presented in Hong Kong. Here is an excerpt:

    So far, I’ve given you the view from Main Street, USA. But now I’d like to share with you how a Common Sense Conservative sees the world at large.

    Later this year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – an event that changed not just Europe but the entire world. In a matter of months, millions of people in formerly captive nations were freed to pursue their individual and national ambitions.

    The competition that defined the post World War II era was suddenly over. What was once called “the free world” had so much to celebrate – the peaceful end to a great power rivalry and the liberation of so many from tyranny’s grip.

    Some, you could say, took the celebration too far. Many spoke of a “peace dividend,” of the need to focus on domestic issues and spend less time, attention and money on endeavors overseas. Many saw a peaceful future, where globalization would break down borders and lead to greater global prosperity. Some argued that state sovereignty would fade – like that was a good thing? – that new non-governmental actors and old international institutions would become dominant in the new world order.

    As we all know, that did not happen. Unfortunately, there was no shortage of warning signs that the end of the Cold War did not mean the end of history or the end of conflict. In Europe, the breakup of Yugoslavia resulted in brutal wars in the Balkans. In the Middle East, a war was waged to reverse Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. North Korea’s nuclear program nearly led to military conflict. In Africa, U.S. embassies were bombed by a group called al Qaeda.

    Two weeks ago, America commemorated the 8th anniversary of the savagery of September 11, 2001. The vicious terrorist attacks of that day made clear that what happened in lands far distant from American shores directly affect our security. We came to learn, if we did not know before, that there were violent fanatics who sought not just to kill innocents, but to end our way of life. Their attacks have not been limited to the United States.

    They attacked targets in Europe, North Africa and throughout the Middle East. Here in Asia, they killed more than 200 in a single attack in Bali. They bombed the Marriott Hotel and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Last year in Mumbai, more than 170 were killed in coordinated attacks in the heart of India’s financial capital. In this struggle with radical Islamic extremists, no part of the world is safe from those who bomb, maim and kill in the service of their twisted vision.

    This war – and that is what it is, a war – is not, as some have said, a clash of civilizations. We are not at war with Islam. This is a war within Islam, where a small minority of violent killers seeks to impose their view on the vast majority of Muslims who want the same things all of us want: economic opportunity, education, and the chance to build a better life for themselves and their families. The reality is that al Qaeda and its affiliates have killed scores of innocent Muslim men, women and children.

    The reality is that Muslims from Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries are fighting al Qaeda and their allies today. But this will be a long war, and it will require far more than just military power to prevail. Just as we did in the Cold War, we will need to use all the tools at our disposal – hard and soft power. Economic development, public diplomacy, educational exchanges, and foreign assistance will be just as important as the instruments of military power.

    During the election campaign in the U.S. last year, you might have noticed we had some differences over Iraq. John McCain and I believed in the strength of the surge strategy – because of its success, Iraq is no longer the central front in the war on terrorism. Afghanistan is. Afghanistan is where the 9/11 attacks were planned and if we are not successful in Afghanistan, al Qaeda will once again find safe haven there. As a candidate and in office, President Obama called Afghanistan the “necessary war” and pledged to provide the resources needed to prevail. However, prominent voices in the Democratic Party are opposing the additional U.S. ground forces that are clearly needed.

    Speaker of the House Pelosi, Defense Subcommittee Chairman Murtha, the Senate Armed Services Committee Chair, and many others, recently expressed doubts about sending additional forces! President Obama will face a decision soon when the U.S. Commander in Afghanistan requests additional forces to implement his new counterinsurgency strategy.

    We can win in Afghanistan by helping the Afghans build a stable representative state able to defend itself. And we must do what it takes to prevail. The stakes are very high. Last year, in the midst of the U.S. debate over what do to in Iraq, an important voice was heard – from Asia’s Wise Man, former Singaporean Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who wrote in the Washington Post about the cost of retreat in Iraq. In that article, he prophetically addressed the stakes in Afghanistan. He wrote:

    “The Taliban is again gathering strength, and a Taliban victory in Afghanistan or Pakistan would reverberate throughout the Muslim world. It would influence the grand debate among Muslims on the future of Islam. A severely retrograde form of Islam would be seen to have defeated modernity twice: first the Soviet Union, then the United States. There would be profound consequences, especially in the campaign against terrorism.”

    That statesman’s words remain every bit as true today. And Minister Lee knows, and I agree, that our success in Afghanistan will have consequences all over the world, including Asia. Our allies and our adversaries are watching to see if we have the staying power to protect our interests in Afghanistan. That is why I recently joined a group of Americans in urging President Obama to devote the resources necessary in Afghanistan and pledged to support him if he made the right decision.

    That is why, even during this time of financial distress we need to maintain a strong defense. All government spending should undergo serious scrutiny. No programs or agencies should be automatically immune from cuts.

    We need to go back to fiscal discipline and unfortunately that has not been the view of the current Administration. They’re spending everywhere and with disregard for deficits and debts and our future economic competitiveness. Though we are engaged in two wars and face a diverse array of threats, it is the defense budget that has seen significant program cuts and has actually been reduced from current levels!

    First, the Defense Department received only ½ of 1 % of the nearly trillion dollar Stimulus Package funding – even though many military projects fit the definition of “shovel-ready.” In this Administration’s first defense budget request for 2010, important programs were reduced or cancelled. As the threat of ballistic missiles from countries like North Korea and Iran grow, missile defense was slashed.

    Despite the need to move men and material by air into theaters like Afghanistan, the Obama Administration sought to end production of our C-17s, the work horse of our ability to project long range power. Despite the Air Force saying it would increase future risk, the Obama Administration successfully sought to end F-22 production – at a time when both Russia and China are acquiring large numbers of next generation fighter aircraft. It strikes me as odd that Defense Secretary Gates is the only member of the Cabinet to be tasked with tightening his belt.

    Now in the region I want to emphasize today: The reason I speak about defense is because our strong defense posture in Asia has helped keep the region safe and allowed it to prosper. Our Asian allies get nervous if they think we are weakening our security commitments. I worry about defense cuts not because I expect war but because I so badly want peace. And the region has enjoyed peace for so long because of our security commitment to our longstanding allies and partners.

    Asia has been one of the world’s great success stories. It is a region where America needs to assist with right mix of hard and soft power. While I have so much hope for a bright future in Asia, in a region this dynamic, we must always be prepared for other contingencies. We must work at this – work with our allies to ensure the region’s continued peace and prosperity.

    I know that you all — like all of Asia and indeed the whole world – has a keen interest in the emergence of “China as a great power.” Over the past few decades China’s economic growth has been remarkable. So has the economic growth and political liberalization of all of our key allies in Asia, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Asia’s economic growth and political development, together with our forward military presence in the region and strong alliances, have allowed the region to prosper in peace for a long time. We hope that Asia will continue to be an engine of world economic growth, will continue to democratize and will remain at peace.

    Our future is now deeply linked to Asia’s success. Our children’s future. We must continue to strengthen our key alliance with Japan, a country going through its own democratic change. Together the U.S. and Japan built the security umbrella under which so many Asians prospered. While there is so much attention to China these days, we cannot forget the importance of Japan in helping to make this the “Pacific Century.”

    The recent elections in Japan demonstrated that voters wanted reform and an end to debt and stagnation. We have a substantial stake in Japan’s success — our alliance with must continue to be the linchpin of regional security.

    With its open political system and vibrant democracy, South Korea wants to play a larger role on the international stage as well. Of course it wants us to work together toward a future where the peninsula is irreversibly denuclearized, and unified. But it also wants to play a global role. We need to work together with Japan, South Korea and our steadfast ally to the south, Australia, to make sure Asia remains peaceful and prosperous.

    Australia rightly reminds us to keep our eye on Southeast Asia, where Indonesia has proved that Islam and democracy can co-exist. Indonesia has fought extremism inside its own border and is consolidating a multi-ethnic democracy that is home to hundreds of millions of Muslims. Those who say Islam and democracy are incompatible insult our friends in Indonesia.

    Our great democratic friend India is also “looking East”, seeking a greater role in East Asia as well. Together with our allies we must help integrate India into Asia. If we do so we will have yet another strong democracy driving Asia’s economy and working on shared problems such as proliferation and extremism. And we must continue working with the region’s most dynamic economy, China. We all hope that China’s stated policy of a “Peaceful Rise” will be its future course.

    You know better than most the enormous change that has taken place in China over the last thirty years. Hundreds of millions of Chinese have been pulled out of poverty as China has undertaken economic reforms that have resulted in unprecedented growth. Even today, China’s economy is projected to grow by some 8%. It is helping to edge the world out of recession.

    China has amassed huge financial reserves. Chinese diplomats are engaged on every continent and, through its vote on the United Nations Security Council, China has become critical in gaining UN support on multilateral issues from Darfur to Iran to North Korea.

    Just four years ago, then-Deputy Secretary of State Bob Zoellick urged China to become a “responsible stakeholder” in the international system. He observed the many benefits to China of a “benign international environment.”

    The peaceful regional environment that China has enjoyed was created through the hard work of Americans, Japanese, South Koreans and Australians. Secretary Zoellick urged China to step up and play its role too. We are working with China to de-nuclearize North Korea. But to be a responsible member of the international community China should exert greater pressure on North Korea to denuclearize and undergo the fundamental reforms it needs. Zoellick urged China to play a greater role in stabilizing the international energy market by ceasing its support of dangerous regimes.

    China could play a role in stabilizing its ally Pakistan, and working for peace in Afghanistan. There are many areas where the U.S. and China can work together. And, we would welcome a China that wanted to assume a more responsible and active role in international politics.

    But Secretary Zoellick also noted that many of China’s actions create risk and uncertainty. These uncertainties led nations to “hedge” their relations with China because, in Zoellick’s words: “Many countries HOPE China will pursue a ‘Peaceful Rise’ but NONE will bet their future on it.”

    See: this is the heart of the issue with China: we engage with the hope Beijing becomes a responsible stakeholder, but we must takes steps in the event it does not. See? We all hope to see a China that is stable, peaceful, prosperous and free. But we must also work with our allies in the region and the world in the event China goes in a direction that causes regional instability.

    Asia is at its best when it is not dominated by a single power. In seeking Asia’s continued peace and prosperity, we should seek, as we did in Europe, an Asia “whole and free” – free from domination by any one power, prospering in open and free markets, and settling political differences at ballot boxes and negotiating tables.

    We can, must and should work with a “rising China” to address issues of mutual concern. But we also need to work with our allies in addressing the uncertainties created by China’s rise. We simply CANNOT turn a blind eye to Chinese policies and actions that can undermine international peace and security.

    China has some 1000 missiles aimed at Taiwan and no serious observer believes Taiwan poses a military threat to Beijing. Those same Chinese forces make our friends in Japan and Australia nervous. China provides support for some of the world’s most questionable regimes from Sudan to Burma to Zimbabwe. China’s military buildup raises concerns from Delhi to Tokyo because it has taken place in the absence of any discernable external threat.

    China, along with Russia, has repeatedly undermined efforts to impose tougher sanctions on Iran for its defiance of the international community in pursuing its nuclear program. The Chinese food and product safety record has raised alarms from East Asia and Europe to the United States. And, domestic incidents of unrest — from the protests of Uighurs and Tibetans, to Chinese workers throughout the country rightfully make us nervous.

    It is very much in our interest and the interest of regional stability that China work out its own contradictions – between a dynamic and entrepreneurial private sector on the one hand and a one party state unwilling or unable to adjust to its own society’s growing needs and desires and demands, including a human being’s innate desire for freedom.

    I do not cite these issues out of any hostility toward China. Quite the contrary, I and all Americans of good faith hope for the Chinese people’s success. We welcome the rise that can be so good for all mankind. We simply urge China to rise responsibly. I simply believe we cannot ignore areas of disagreement as we seek to move forward on areas of agreement. Believe me, China does not hesitate to tell us when it thinks we are in the wrong.

    I mentioned China’s internal contradictions. They should concern us all. We hear many Chinese voices throughout that great country calling out for more freedom, and for greater justice. Twenty years ago, many believed that as China liberalized its economy, greater political freedom would naturally follow. Unfortunately that has not come to pass.

    Ummm, in fact, it seems China has taken great pains to learn what it sees as “the lesson” of the fall on the Berlin Wall and the demise of the Soviet Union: any easing of political constraints can inevitably spin out of control. But, in many ways, it is the essence of China’s political system that leads to concerns about its rise.

    Think about it. How many books and articles have been written about the dangers of India’s rise? Almost as large as China – and soon to be more populous – virtually no one worries about the security implications of India becoming a great power – just as a century ago the then-preeminent power, Great Britain, worried little about the rise of America to great power status. My point is that the more politically open and just China is, the more Chinese citizens of every ethnicity will settle disputes in courts rather than on the streets. The more open it is, the less we will be concerned about its military build-up and intentions. The more transparent China is, the more likely it is they we will find a true and lasting friendship based on shared values as well as interests.

    I am not talking about some U.S.-led “democracy crusade.” We cannot impose our values on other counties. Nor should we seek to. But the ideas of freedom, liberty and respect for human rights are not U.S. ideas, they are much more than that. They are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and many other international covenants and treaties. They apply to citizens in Shanghai as much as they do to citizens in Johannesburg or Jakarta. And demands for liberty in China are Chinese, not American, demands. Just last year, many brave Chinese signed Charter 08, a Chinese document modeled on the great Czech statesman Vlacav Havel’s Charter 77. Charter 08 would not be unfamiliar to our Founding Fathers and was endorsed by Havel himself. No, we need not convince the Chinese people that they have inalienable rights. They are calling for those rights themselves. But we do have to worry about a China where the government suppresses the liberties its people hold dear.

    Nothing of what I am saying should be seen as meaning conflict with China is inevitable. Quite the contrary. As I said, we welcome China’s responsible rise. America and China stood together against fascism during World War II, before ravages took over in China – we were ready to stand together with China to shape international politics after World War II. Much has been accomplished since President Nixon’s fateful visit. And again, we stand ready to work with what we hope will be a more open and responsible China on the challenges facing the 21st century.

    All of you here know how deeply integrated the economies of the United States’ and China’s are. We rely on each other, sometimes unfortunately in unhealthy ways. America spends too much that we don’t have, and then we go to China as a lender of first resort. Our fiscal policy, lately, seems to be “tax, spend, borrow, tax some more, repeat” and then complain about how much debt China holds. America needs to gets its own fiscal house in order. That’s a Commonsense Conservative perspective. We can hardly complain that China holds so much of our debt when it’s over spending that created the debt.

    But here’s the reality. If in fact the United States does the “right” thing – if we spend less and save more – then China will also have to rebalance its economy. We need to export more to China – and we’d like China to consume more of our goods – just as we need to save and invest more. This vital process – so crucial to both countries – is impeded by problems of market access.

    We must talk about these issues with more candor. If China adopts policies that keep our highest value products out of their markets, by manipulating technical standards or licensing requirements, our economic relationship suffers.

    Our economic interdependence drives our relationship with China. I see a future of more trade with China and more American high-tech goods in China. But in order for that to happen, we need China to improve its rule of law and protect our intellectual property. We need to avoid protectionism and China’s flirtation with state-assisted “national champions.” On our part, we should be more open to Chinese investment where our national security interests are not threatened. In the end, though, our economic relationship will truly thrive when Chinese citizens and foreign corporations can hold the Chinese government accountable when their actions are unjust.

    I see a bright future for America in Asia. One based on the alliances that have gotten us this far, one based on free and open markets, one that integrates democratic India into East Asia’s political life and one in which China decides to be a responsible member of the international community and gives its people the liberty – the freedom – they so desperately want.

    Sadly, however, our largest free trade agreement ever in Asia, with South Korea, sits frozen in the Congress. In contrast, China is behaving wisely in negotiating free trade agreements throughout Asia. We want an Asia open to our goods and services. But if we do not get our free trade act together, we will be shut out by agreements Asians our making among themselves.

    All of you here follow global financial markets and economic policy closely, I know that it will come as no surprise to you that United States leadership on global trade and investment is being sorely tested at this moment.

    We are struggling with a monumental debate on whether fiscal discipline, or massive government spending, will drive a sustained recovery. We are struggling to repair the excesses that grew in our own economy and served as a trigger to a catastrophic collapse in the global financial system. And we are attempting to do so under the weight of a global imbalance of debt and trade deficits that are not only unbearable for the world’s mightiest economy, but also unacceptable in that they foster tensions between global economic partners like the United States and China.

    I am proud to be an American. As someone who has had the tremendous opportunity to travel throughout the United States and listen to the concerns of Americans in towns and cities across the country, I can tell you that there is a sense of despair and even crisis afoot in America that has the potential to shape our global investment and trade policies for years, and even decades to come. Never has the leadership of our government ever been more critical to keeping my country, and the world, on a path to openness, growth and opportunity in global trade and investment.

    It would of course be a mistake to put the entire burden of restoring the global economy on the backs of America’s leaders. There is plenty of work for all of us to do in this matter. Governments around the world must resist the siren call of trade protection to bring short term relief during a time of crisis.

    Those who use currency policy or subsidies to promote their nation’s exports should remain acutely aware that if there ever were a time in which such policies could be viewed as “tolerable,” that time has now passed. All participants who seek to find benefit in the global trading system must also take the responsibility of playing by the rules.

    The private sector has responsibilities as well. For instance, it should not be the responsibility of government to dictate the salaries of bankers or the ownership of companies. And yet, due of the excesses committed by some, this is exactly where we find ourselves now because government now owns substantial portions of the private economy – even, unbelievably, in the United States.

    These are challenging times for everyone, but we in the United States must humbly recognize that if we are to lead and to set the direction for the rest of the world, it must be by our example and not merely our words. And we must tread lightly when imposing new burdens on the imports of other countries.

    Well, CLSA: My country is definitely at a crossroad. Polling in the U.S. shows a majority of Americans no longer believe that their children will have a better future than they have…that is a 1st.

    When members of America’s greatest generation – the World War II generation – lose their homes and their life savings because their retirement funds were wiped after the financial collapse, people feel a great anger. There is suddenly a growing sentiment to just “throw the bums out” of Washington, D.C. – and by bums they mean the Republicans and the Democrats. Americans are suffering from pay cuts and job losses, and they want to know why their elected leaders are not tightening their belts. It’s not lost on people that Congress voted to exempt themselves from the health care plan they are thrusting on the rest of the nation. There is a growing sense of frustration on Main Street. But even in the midst of crisis and despair, we see signs of hope.

    In fact, it’s a sea change in America, I believe. Recently, there have been protests by ordinary Americans who marched on Washington to demand their government stop spending away their future. Large numbers of ordinary, middle-class Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from all over the country marching on Washington?! You know something’s up!

    These are the same people who flocked to the town halls this summer to face their elected officials who were home on hiatus from that distant capital and were now confronted with the people they represent. Big town hall meetings – video clips circulating coverage – people watching, feeling not so alone anymore.

    The town halls and the Tea Party movement are both part of a growing grassroots consciousness among ordinary Americans who’ve decided that if they want real change, they must take the lead and not wait to be led. Real change – and, you know, you don’t need a title to do it.

    The “Tea Party Movement” is aptly named to remind people of the American Revolution – of colonial patriots who shook off the yoke of a distant government and declared their freedom from indifferent – elitist – rulers who limited their progress and showed them no respect. Today, Main Street Americans see Washington in similar terms.

    When my country again achieves financial stability and economic growth – when we roar back to life as we shall do – it will be thanks in large part to the hard work and common sense of these ordinary Americans who are demanding that government spend less and tax less and allow the private sector to grow and prosper.

    We’re not interested in government fixes; we’re interested in freedom! Freedom! Our vision is forward looking. People may be frustrated now, but we’re very hopeful too.

    And, after all, why shouldn’t we be? We’re Americans. We’re always hopeful.

    Thank you for letting me share some of that hope, and a view from Main Street with you. God Bless You.

  69. samhenry says:

    FOX – about the article on Humana. I agree the investigation is based on the wrong thesis but I know for a fact that Humana is an organization I would not want to insure my dog. I have heard of their dealings over many years. They are using the emotion of the moment over health care reform to scare seniors and to shift the blame for failure and high costs to the government from themselves. There are insurance companies of this stripe that will make it bad for other private insurers. Here is one thing I found about them:

    Thursday, January 4, 2007
    More Trouble for Humana’s Part D Program

    Boston’s mayor has been sharply critical of Humana for raising his city’s Part D premiums by 130%. Get in line Mr. Mayor, they’ve done it to millions of seniors who bought their plans!

    Joe Paduda, in his Blog “Managed Care Matters” has a post today that hits the nail right on the head.

    You can read more about how Humana got itself into this position in an earlier post I did on the subject of Part D industry profits.

  70. arlenearmy says:

    SamI

    1. I believe that if Obama is “forced” to resign, there will be blood in the streets. Though, I don’t think it will last long. But that would be a the time to restrict travel & to be very aware of immediate surrounding.

    2. If he loses the 2012 election, there may be some nasty words & hard feelings. But during the 2012 election, I would not express my voting preference on an exit poll.

  71. arlenearmy says:

    Ohio
    What if we leave the question about guns on irs form, blank. In other words do we have to answer either way?

  72. arlenearmy says:

    SH
    The VA uses Humana. Its called Humana VA & its used for the VA contract fee-basis service for veterans who are sent to civilians for surgeries.

  73. samiam60 says:

    Sarah Palin’s speech sounded like what we might have heard from the Founding Fathers those many years ago. I say Bravo Sarah Palin.

  74. arlenearmy says:

    OOOOO.. Greta said that by ACORN suing the film makers may be the dumbest thing they can do. She questions who’s giving Acorn legal advice.

  75. samiam60 says:

    Thank you for your insights Arlene. I appreciate your candor.

  76. ohiobelle says:

    Guys I wish I could’ve been on here more but I’ve been so busy. I’ve got to log off so I can get my work done. I am not bringing work home tomorrow so I should be able to blog all night. I’m sure there will be plenty to blog about.

    Sweet dreams my conservative tea baggin’ terrorist! lol

  77. arlenearmy says:

    Folks … good news. I think Greta is on to something. She said that ACORN took the bait. When big Bertha & Acorn filed law suit against the film makers, it opened the case up for discovery.

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them nuts been cracked!! and roasted !!!!

  78. Kynikos says:

    Yep, that is true Arlene, like a big fat lazy catfish they BIT!!

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  80. Kynikos says:

    Hey Samhenry hope you are feeling better!!!!

  81. samhenry says:

    Woof – yes thank you, Kink

  82. Foxwood says:

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

  83. samiam60 says:

    Good morning Patriots 🙂

    Foxwood thank you for the cannon fire. I overslept.

  84. samiam60 says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/frank-seeks-clarify-position-acorn-expresses-regret-probe-request/

    Frank Seeks to Clarify Position on ACORN, Expresses Regret Over Probe Request
    Rep. Barney Frank sought to clarify his position on ACORN Wednesday after backpedaling on a request for an investigation by the Congressional Research Service into the community organizing group.

    Rep. Barney Frank sought to clarify his position on ACORN on Wednesday after backpedaling on a request for an investigation by the Congressional Research Service into the community organizing group.

    Frank said his “biggest error was to sign a letter to the Congressional Research Service which I had not thoroughly read and which does not accurately represent my own position in all aspects.”

    Frank also took issue with reports that said he would have voted against a GOP proposal to eliminate federal funding to ACORN.

    “In fact, I would have voted for the motion at that time,” he said. “I am very disappointed in the actions that were taken by members of ACORN, and I do not believe that ACORN’s response has been adequate for an organization that has received public funding.”

    ACORN is reeling in the wake of a scandal caused by a sting that appears to show ACORN workers providing tax advice to undercover filmmakers posing as a pimp and a prostitute. The series of videos, filmed by James O’Keefe, a conservative activist, and his partner, Hannah Giles, have led to Congress voting to cut off federal funding, the Census Bureau and IRS severing ties, four ACORN employees losing their jobs and a steady drumbeat of calls by Republicans for a criminal investigation. ACORN has hired a Boston attorney to conduct an independent probe of the group, and it filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers and Breitbart.com, a Web site run by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, which posted the videos.

    Frank explained that he missed the House vote to defund ACORN because it happened at the same time he attended a White House ceremony in which a member for his district was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama.

    “There are questions about the constitutionality of Congress passing a law that singles out one organization, but the basic principle that ACORN should not now be receiving public funding is an important one,” he said. “I have therefore urged the Obama administration to withhold any additional funding for ACORN at least until there is very firm evidence that the abuses of which ACORN members have been guilty have not only ceased, but that the procedures are in place to prevent them from happening again.”

    On Tuesday, Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter along with Rep. John Conyers Jr., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to the Congressional Research Service seeking a “clear and objective analysis to sort through the charges and countercharges surrounding ACORN.”

    Conyers and Frank said in the letter they want the CRS to investigate five specific areas ranging from voter falsification to the federal funds collected by the organization over the past several years.

    But on Wednesday, Frank objected to his signature on the letter because of partisanship that he says has been injected into the issue.

    Frank noted that ACORN receiving $14.2 million in funding from Bush administration through HUD.

    “And I do not remember during the period from 2001 to 2006 when the Republicans controlled the White House, HUD, the House and the Senate, and ACORN was receiving millions of dollars, any Republican objection to this,” he said.

    “The wild claims that ACORN is the potential beneficiary of billions of dollars in programs voted by Congress is similarly a sad example of excessive partisanship,” Frank said. “It is important for the public to know, given what has been made public about these activities, what funds ACORN has received, under what authority, in what administration etc.”

    Frank said he has asked a fellow Democrat who heads an oversight subcommittee to be ready for a hearing once the figures are made available.

    “And I reiterate that my own view is that the appropriate response here would be to have the Obama administration continue what it began with regard to the Census and withhold any funding or authority from ACORN pending a very serious examination of their past behavior and significant changes regarding the future.”

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  86. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood and Samiam!

    Gads… so much happens in a 24 hour cycle it makes one almost dizzy deciding what to blog about next!

    The Socialists and their blogger sheep are so under the bus it is incredible!

    Transparency… its what Socialists brag about and dont do.

    the hypocrisy is not even missed by 4th graders…

    The Socialists are not just a danger to America… they are more of a problem to themselves than a thousand Glenn Becks.

    Glenn just reports it…

  87. VotingFemale says:

    Loved hearing about Sarah Palin’s Hong Kong speech and the reception she received.

    Gads, that woman is articulate!

    Last Evening, Greta Van Susteren did a great job of reporting it.

    Wonder what the Firnge Media coverage of it has to say…

    echo echo echo

    hahahahaha

  88. Foxwood says:

    SamH, Arlene,

    I’ll research both items, but what I’m hearing on Fox and Friends this morning is that the government has a contract with Humana. If that’s true, that explains the government trying to use their weight.

  89. samiam60 says:

    Good morning VF, SamH and Foxwood.

    I agree with all that happens in a 24 hour period perhaps a spread of all the events could eclipse our sister blog page? Just a thought. By the way I have to say SamH has done a marvelous job editing the sister blog for us.

    I have to say VF with what all of you conservative ladies of the blogoshere have given us in recent months it is no stretch of the imagination that I see a Preview of a Sarah Palin Presidency. Hip Hip, Hooray 🙂

  90. Foxwood says:

    Morning VF and Sami.

    I took a week off next week. Will be working on the house during the “vacation”.

  91. VotingFemale says:

    working on the house?

  92. samiam60 says:

    LET’S ROLL:

  93. VotingFemale says:

    We are determined and in mama bear mode, dear.

    SamHenry is indeed doing a stellar job as editor on Friends… my faith in her is so justified.

    It is like watching a rose bud spreading into full bloom.

    And ArleneArmy’s blogpost on the CBC… OH MY GOD!!!

    You MEN are doing a marvelous marvelous Job!

    Constitutional Watchdogs on the prowl!!

    grrrrr

    samiam60 says

    Good morning VF, SamH and Foxwood.

    I agree with all that happens in a 24 hour period perhaps a spread of all the events could eclipse our sister blog page? Just a thought. By the way I have to say SamH has done a marvelous job editing the sister blog for us.

    I have to say VF with what all of you conservative ladies of the blogoshere have given us in recent months it is no stretch of the imagination that I see a Preview of a Sarah Palin Presidency. Hip Hip, Hooray 🙂

  94. Foxwood says:

    Yeah, still working on my house. Gotta finish the office and if I’m lucky I might get a start on my shop.

  95. samiam60 says:

    Here is great news: For the third week in row we have ONLY LOST 530,000 MORE JOBS LAST WEEK.

    How in the world can the media report that as good news?

    WE ARE LOSING OVER 500 THOUSAND JOBS A WEEK.

    THIS IS NOT A RECOVERY FOLKS.

  96. VotingFemale says:

    Here is an iReport I wrote March 17, 2009… It was one of the last of my iReports and I think reflecting back on it’s irony is timely, in view of events and poll stats today.

    from: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-230991

    It got 763 views and 431 comments.

    Obama’s Greatest Fear Has Come: Obama Voter’s Opened-Eyed Regret

    Allow me to start off with saying… there will always be those who will support Obama to the ends of the earth and nothing will ever change their minds or their outright devotion to this man, Obama. Some are so obsessed, he is the first thing they think about when they wake in the morning and when they go to sleep at night. Many dream of him.
    With that said… To the folks who saw through Obama from the beginning, hold out your hand to Obama Voters who are now shocked into Opened-Eyed Reality in the realization of the real definitions of the fuzzy undefined “Change” chant used by Obama to hype his way into the White House.
    It is one of the oldest political tricks in the book but it works in a time of crisis and dissatisfaction with government.
    Obama’s now revealed “Changes,” with more to follow, are no longer fuzzy and without form… they are for real and foreboding… a Socialist Takeover of the government, if not slowed down and stopped in it’s tracks, will be to the detriment of not only America but to a world of people who depend on America to stabilize the world and give the Democratic and Capitalistic leadership they seek.
    I urge people to reach out and show your respect for the courage of former Obama Voters who are now saying… just wait a damn minute! That Change is not The Change I, as an American, need or want. It is an attack on Capitalism and a level of domination of Americans by their government that is not going to be tolerated.
    You have a rapidly growing number of moderate DEMs, GOPs, Libertarians, and Independents who, although voted for Obama on faith, are not chained to the Ideology of Socialism and a big brother government controlling their lives and spreading wealth at the whim of the government.
    These former Obama Voters are NOT Happy Obama Campers and more of them are admitting it daily. Others of them who have not spoken yet… will eventually do so.
    Obama can fool Some of the People All of the time.
    Obama can fool All of the People Some of the Time.
    But, Obama can not fool All of the People All of the Time.
    Forget the “I told you so” mentality and take their hand in yours in solidarity… American to American and tell this government who is boss and who are the servants of We the People.
    Take Charge of your Country… or the Government will take charge of everything you are and have and there be no getting it back.

  97. Foxwood says:

    Off to work…

    Off I go…
    wearing my tight pa-ja-mas!

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  100. LisaInTX says:

    EXCELLENT POST VF and Arlene!!!

    Let’s expose those racist for who they REALLY are!!!

  101. LisaInTX says:

    Here is a bit of Black SOUTHERN history!!!

    God Bless Dixie!!!!

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