Fact Checking the WhiteHouse.Gov Blog’s propaganda

hat tip to commenter M2

M2 said:

Wow, check this out! The WH goes after Krauthammer (who also wrote the best article of his career I think), f this WH and their targeting of private citizens!!!!!!!


What Charles Kruthammer said:

This [ObamaCare] reform is the most difficult to enact, for two reasons. The unions oppose it. And Barack Obama savaged the idea when John McCain proposed it during last year’s campaign.

Insuring the uninsured is a moral imperative. The problem is that the Democrats have chosen the worst possible method — a $1 trillion new entitlement of stupefying arbitrariness and inefficiency.

The better choice is targeted measures that attack the inefficiencies of the current system one by one — tort reform, interstate purchasing and taxing employee benefits. It would take 20 pages to write such a bill, not 2,000 — and provide the funds to cover the uninsured without wrecking both U.S. health care and the U.S. Treasury.

What Obama’s proxy said in response:

“In today’s Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer takes great pains to paint a bleak picture of health care reform as ‘monstrous,’ ‘overregulated,’ and rife with ‘arbitrary bureaucratic inventions,'” Pfeiffer wrote. “The columnist’s argument may be cogent and well-written, but it is wholly inaccurate.”

specifically Obama’s proxy said…

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of HHS to move forward with an initiative to give states and health systems the opportunity to apply for medical liability demonstration projects. Section 2531 of the House bill also includes a voluntary state incentive grants program to encourage states to develop alternatives to traditional malpractice litigation.

FACT: A presidential memo is not a law. If it were, the GITMO detention center would already be closed.

FACT: There are no changes within the Congressional bills referred to as ObamaCare that changes Federal Law making regulatory changes to cap Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Claims.

specifically Obama’s proxy said…

Section 9001 of the Senate bill does impose a fee on high-cost health care plans.  (A PDF of the Senate bill is available here.)  To clarify: This is a fee on insurance companies that offer high-cost plans that drive up the cost of health care for all Americans, not a tax on individuals.

FACT: A tax on so-called Cadillac Health Care Plans is a selective and focused tax. It does not tax the all encompassing bundle of heretofore untaxed employment benefits of all Americans.

specifically Obama’s proxy said…

Section 1333 of the Senate bill allows for interstate health care choice compacts. Coupled with insurance market reforms to ensure individuals are not discriminated against, this policy will expand health care choices to millions of Americans.

FACT: There are two ObamaCare Bills not one bill; One in the Senate and another one in the House of Representatives. Therefore neither bill represents the true and intended nature of Health Care Reform, in and of itself.

FACT: Section 1333 does not mandate federal tort reform as written in the proposed  pre-exemption of State Benefit Mandate Laws (Page 219, section 1333). Insurers may form “health care compacts” (page 219) and “Nationwide plans” (page 222) which would only be subject to the health benefit mandate laws and regulations of the State in which the plan was “written or issued.”

Assuming that the proposed new national minimum benefit guidelines (page 102, section 1302) would apply to the compacts and Nationwide plans, the national minimums would become default rules because insurers would certainly choose to be regulated by the weakest state. As a result, millions of Americans could lose insurance coverage of important medical treatments and services such as AIDS/HIV testing, reconstructive surgery, home health care services, and child delivery and mastectomy minimum hospital stays.

Provisions in the bill allowing states to “opt-out” of permitting Nationwide plans and “opt-in” to interstate compacts offer little protection. The 1,000 health insurance lobbyists estimated to be working the federal health reform bill, and the industry’s unlimited capacity to buy votes with campaign contributions, would be marshaled to advance the insurers’ interest at the state level.


Additional Reading…

BigGovernment: ObamaCare Won’t Work as Promised: Here’s the Proof
Heritage Foundation: Video: Obamacare is Not a Good Fit for Women
HOTAiR: Weird science: East Anglia CRU threw out their raw data
Legal Insurrection:
Nothing Wrong With Nationalized Health Care, Move Along
Flopping Aces: ObamaCare Cost Will Be Closer To 6 Trillion Dollars
Michelle Malkin: Turkeys of the year
Dick Morris:
My Previous Blogpost: Sarah Palin Envy triggers Socialist Head Spinning… would ObamaCare cover Exorcisms for Socialists? hahaha

Boudcia WPI:  Obama, destroyer of freedom.
GoodTimePolitics:  VAT Tax Hidden in Obama’s Health Reform

LisainTX:  Gore’s Climate-Gate Deathstar: Genocide, Tax and Control
MadConservative: GM wants more taxpayer money, but this time this time it’s not ours
Moonbat Patrol:  Yet Another Obama Double Standard
SamHenry: Palin’s Timing and Moves Textbook Perfection
That’s Right:  A Justice McNamara Dispatch
Safety in The Military – what a bunch a bunk Now that Obama is in charge

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122 Responses to Fact Checking the WhiteHouse.Gov Blog’s propaganda

  1. VotingFemale says:

    Be back later… shopping time

  2. samiam60 says:


  3. samiam60 says:

    Multiple Officers Reportedly Shot Near Air Force Base in Washington

  4. samiam60 says:

    PARKLAND, Wash. — Multiple police officers have reportedly been shot near McChord Air Force Base in Parkland, Wash.

    Local television news reports did not release information on how many officers were shot or what their conditions are.

    Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer tells KOMO-TV that the officers were hit near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m.


  5. LisaInTX says:

    Thanks for the update!

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  7. VotingFemale says:

    Four Police officers, 3 men and one woman shot execution style by a black male, late twenties, early thirties, who fled on foot.

    Consensus is the four victims were specifically targeted as police officers. It is unknown/unreported at this time if this was the act of an Islamic Extremist Terrorist…

  8. LisaInTX says:

    IMO….the purpose of this bogus crap is to try and get the USA to pay a world tax for carbon emissions to 3rd world countries. It’s a ponzie ‘restitution” scheme and one I hope The Baraq does not fall for, but most likely will.

    The UNFPA study suggesting a greater family planning effort to prevent future children from being born and therefore reduce carbon emissions, actually shows that unplanned pregnancies are higher in Western industrialized countries. It says:

    “Rates of unintended pregnancies are actually higher in the industrialized countries than in the developing ones, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which studies the phenomenon in both blocs. In Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the United States, an average of 41 per cent of all pregnancies are unintended. In the developing countries, an estimated 35 per cent of pregnancies are unintended.”

    I can’t speak for all of those developing countries, but I can say that in Canada, young people can hardly ride the bus or head out to a bar to meet their friends without being confronted with “family planning” messages and often have access to free contraceptives if they are at university. Yet despite all of this, the rate of unintended pregnancies — the type the report hopes to reduce in a bid to fight climate change — is higher where there is greater access to basic family planning. The facts do not support the hypothesis, but the report goes on: “Preventing unintended pregnancies could contribute to population stabilization in the long run and may in turn contribute to a reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions in the future.”

    Then there is the problem of emission levels. The report admits that the populations a family planning program would target — the developing nations — emit far less greenhouse gases than people living in, say, Kansas. So if someone living in a little village outside of Nairobi emits a sliver of a fraction of the amount their cousin in Topeka emits, why would the Population Fund target the Kenyans instead of the Americans with their family planning model? It’s an important question, but one the report dances past, simply stating that the carbon footprint of the one billion poorest people in the world is 3 per cent of the global total, and since climate change will impact the poor of the world most severely we should have fewer of them.

    MariaS // November 29, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Hi VF – Copenhagen’s other main topic will be how to control population growth. Everything is heading to one world govt. I just came across this article and will be posting it in my blog soon.

  9. samiam60 says:

    This is a sad day for those families and our Country.

    This could also have been a gang related incident.

    It will all come out in the open soon enough.

    What kind of a person can do things like this?

    Seems America is seeing more and more of these things going back to Columbine.

  10. LisaInTX says:

    Fox news is showing aerial live stream right now.

  11. LisaInTX says:

    Charles Krauthammer has MORE intelligence in his pinkie toe, than everyone of those corrupt congressmen and those in this admin!!
    He’ll make short work out of them I feel sure of it!

  12. LisaInTX says:

    I thought there were two assailants?

  13. LisaInTX says:

    Hmmmm…..seems this is the latest update….
    Earlier, I thought it said a white guy and a black guy?

    “Officers are now searching for one male suspect who opened fire in the shop before fleeing on foot, q13Fox.com reported. Police have not yet ruled out an accomplice.”

  14. LisaInTX says:

    Check your pw

  15. m2 says:

    Hey Sam and Lisa!!!

    I just erased my entire OS and reinstalled everything because of my mishap with Quicktime on Friday!

    I’m so happy VF did this blog post.

    The white house is out of control.

  16. LisaInTX says:

    Hi M2!!
    Glad you got those problems taken care of. You have really had your problems this year with electronics. Hopefully, Next year will be problem free.

    I just received the link below via email…..interesting if it is correct!
    This Map is something you have to see. It shows the Unemployment by quarter since January 2007. Remember January 2007 was when the Democrats took control of both Houses of the Congress.


  17. LisaInTX says:

    Congress should not exempt itself from laws it passes

    Did you know that the House exempted itself from the Health Care bill recently passed? So it’s good enough for you and me, but not for Congress. (Didn’t Obama say he wanted all Americans to have the Cadillac plan that Congress has?) We need to work to support a constitutional amendment that requires Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.

  18. LisaInTX says:

    Katie Couric healthcare poem. LMAO!!!! HAHAHHAHA….whatever will she do next???


  19. m2 says:

    Lisa, you got that right. It’s almost embarrassing to inform my husband that I messed something “else” up.

    Lisa, I also think that when Dems took the power of Congress, they began their forced economic war… I know for a fact that Chuck Schumer had a hand in making sure the “loopholes” for HEDGE FUNDERS remained OPEN. Geee… who’s a big Hedge Funder that carries a lot of weight with the Dem. party?

    Oh that’s just George Soros who Bought the Dems in 2004/06 with Democracy Alliance.

    Nancy also began her reign in 2007 January. This whole downfall was a stage carefully set and made possible by Congressional Socialists. The 40 years of prior work by Communists and nutjobs, finally paid off in January of 2007.

  20. LisaInTX says:

    Right on! It took years for them to destroy our nation and it will take years to restore it!!

    But, God willing, we shall overcome this attack and rise from the ashes of their plots against us.

  21. So sad about those officers what the heck?

    Lisa, yeah carbon foot print, tax wth? bunch of sUUIUOUI. All that equals is SLUSH FUND FOR THOSE BUNCH OF CRIMINALS in the white house and his other branches, good freankin’ grief.

    also, been hearing all this Palin/Beck stuff, I like Beck but like Hannity Better or someone else, but was talking to a girl on the 912 project and she said, and I quote, “The Dream Team is Palin/Bachmann. It’s time we got some R E S P E C T!!!

    CNN) – Sarah Palin will be the main attraction at what’s being billed as the “First National Tea Party Convention.”

    Tea Party Nation announced Wednesday that last year’s Republican vice presidential candidate will serve as keynote speaker for the conference, scheduled to take place in Nashville, Tennessee February 4-6. A representative for Palin has confirmed the former Alaska governor’s speaking role at the gathering.

    The group also announced that Rep. Michele Bachmann will be speaking at the gathering as well. The Minnesota Republican has become a hero among many in the conservative movement. A representative for Bachmann confirms her speaking role.

    The event could focus the political spotlight on both women. Bachmann has become a rising star, her ascent fueled in part by major support from Tea Party activists. For Palin – currently taking a brief Thanksgiving break from a national tour for her new book, “Going Rogue: An American Life” – serving as headliner at a tea party convention could increase speculation that she is weighing a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.”

  22. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Warrant!!

    Palin and Bachman….sounds GREAT too me!!!
    Bring on those intelligent conservative women….I KNOW they would get this mess cleaned up in no time!!

  23. m2 says:

    I know, I love Bauchman….

  24. LisaInTX says:

    I read that this morning. Bout time a country STOOD UP to that cult of insanity!!

    Now to wait for the fall out over it. Hope they are ready for it, but someones gotta stand up SOMEWHERE and be first!

  25. LisaInTX says:

    “We just want to stop further Islamisation in Switzerland, I mean political Islam. People may practice their religion, that is no problem,” Walter Wobmann, who is president of a committee of initiative backers, told Reuters on Sunday.

    “We want to stop the further developments — minarets, (the call to prayer), Sharia law,” SVP parliamentarian said at a rally of supporters in the town of Egerkingen near Berne.

    “The minarets is the power symbol of political Islam and Sharia law.”

  26. m2 says:

    yes, SamHenry I think posted a blog on it today I just saw her tweet…

  27. LisaInTX says:

    WASHINGTON – The leading Senate Democrat on military matters said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s anticipated plan for significantly expanding U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan must show how those reinforcements will help increase the size of the Afghan security forces.

    Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that more Afghan army and police are central to succeeding in the 8-year-old war and more U.S. trainers and equipment can help meet that goal. But it’s unclear, Levin said, what role tens of thousands additional combat troops will play and Obama has to make a compelling case during a national address he’s scheduled to give Tuesday night from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

    “The key here is an Afghan surge, not an American surge,” said Levin, D-Mich. “We cannot, by ourselves, win (the) war.”

    Levin’s remarks are a preview of the possible roadblocks Obama faces from his own party as he prepares to sell a broader, more expensive battle plan for Afghanistan to an American public weary of the conflict that began just weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    At West Point, Obama is expected to announce an increase of up to 35,000 more U.S. forces to defeat the Taliban-led insurgency and stabilize a weak Afghan government. The escalation, which would take place over the next year, would put more than 100,000 American troops in Afghanistan at an annual cost of about $75 billion. Democrats concerned over the price tag have proposed a war tax to pay for operations.

    Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced legislation to impose a war surtax beginning in 2011. The bill would exempt service members and their families.

    “If this war is important enough to engage in the long term, it’s important enough to pay for,” Obey said.

    Lawmakers want a greater commitment from NATO allies so the U.S. isn’t footing the bill on its own.

    “I’ve got a real problem about expanding this war where the rest of the world is sitting around and saying, ‘Isn’t it a nice thing that the taxpayers of the United States and the U.S. military are doing the work that the rest of the world should be doing?'” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent…….

  28. LisaInTX says:

    The global hoax squeeze is on Canada too!

    Canada may tweak emissions goals before Copenhagen


  29. LisaInTX says:

    Big Brother State: Press For Truth Assaulted By Security Thug While Covering Al Gore Event ——–is the name of the video above

  30. m2 says:

    just away on the phone…

    ya know, sometimes my “Goo”-tube video won’t play when it’s embedded in this blog, and I can’t even click on it to go to Goo-Tube and view.

    I think it’s highly suspicious, that ‘some’ videos don’t play and don’t respond to clicks.

    Unless it’s just my browser and my OS… etc.

  31. LisaInTX says:

    I think it has to do with how they are uploaded. The person uploading chooses the option of embedding or making it where the video is video is watched at You Tube.

  32. LisaInTX says:

    New name listed in the Obamahealthscare bill—–National Medical Device Registry aka RFID chip

  33. samiam60 says:


    Howdy Doody everybody 🙂

  34. arlenearmy says:

    what bites is that the admin. are more interested in what bloggers & Pastor Manning are doing on the internet.

    Yet, they wont mind their own responsibility in checking whose coming & going in & out the WH.

  35. m2 says:

    Actually Lisa, it’s not the embed problem… it’s videos that will sometimes play if I can coax it to or refresh the browser, but it’s really not right. I don’t know, maybe it’s this version of firefox for Mac, but honestly- it seems like normal vids always play. Like Foxwood’s canon vid…

    The WH reminds me of Chavez’s crew Arlene. They are to the bone Marxists/Totalitarians, wannabe Communists. So they have to focus on the elements they can’t control, like bloggers… free people who speak freely, etc.

  36. m2 says:

    You know how Chavez has that “really cheap awesome” government mobile phone that people can buy?

    That’s probably the deal Google has with Obama, on the Droid phones or whatever.

  37. m2 says:

    it’s even funny cause it’s called droid.

    we’re gonna be droid, brave new world, desensitized citizens that expire when the “government” mandates it, and procreate based on the balance between Carbon Footprints and Humanity.


  38. m2 says:

    alright, I’m going to go eat cheese and crackers…

    catch y’all laters….

  39. LisaInTX says:

    Night M2, Arlen and Sami.
    Sorry I missed y’all.

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Taliban chief claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a police academy, saying he wanted to retaliate for U.S. missile attacks on the militant bases on the border with Afghanistan. Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the United States, also vowed to “amaze everyone in the world” with an attack on Washington or even the White House…


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  41. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Everyone. If this turns out to be true that this guy committed the murders than Huckabee can say good bye to any future presidential hopes.

    Maurice Clemmons, man wanted for questioning, has troubling criminal history
    The man sought for questioning in the execution of four Lakewood police officers was granted clemency in 2000 by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and released on bail just six days ago on a child rape charge in Washington state

    By Seattle Times staff

    PREV of NEXT

    Maurice Clemmons
    Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing this morning of four Lakewood police officers, has a long criminal record punctuated by violence, erratic behavior and concerns about his mental health.

    Nine years ago, then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency to Clemmons, commuting his lengthy prison sentence over the protests of prosecutors.

    “This is the day I’ve been dreading for a long time,” Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas’ Pulaski County said tonight when informed that Clemmons was being sought for questioning in connection with the killings.

    Clemmons’ criminal history includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and at least eight felony charges in Washington. The record also stands out for the number of times he has been released from custody despite questions about the danger he posed.

    Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, issued a statement tonight calling the slaying of the police officers “a horrible and tragic event.”

    If Clemmons is found responsible, “it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State,” Huckabee said.

    He added that Clemmons’ release from prison had been reviewed and approved by the Arkansas parole board.

    Clemmons had been in jail in Pierce County for the past several months on a pending charge of second-degree rape of a child. He was released from custody just six days ago, even though was staring at seven additional felony charges in Washington state.

    Clemmons posted $15,000 with a Chehalis company called Jail Sucks Bail Bonds. The bondsman, in turn, put up $150,000, securing Clemmons’ release on the pending child-rape charge.

    Clemmons lives in Tacoma, where he has run a landscaping and power-washing business out of his house, according to a police interview with his wife earlier this year.

    He was married, but the relationship was tumultuous, with accounts of his unpredictable behavior leading to at least two confrontations with police earlier this year.

    During the confrontation in May, Clemmons punched a sheriff’s deputy in the face, according to court records. As part of that incident, he was charged with seven counts of assault and malicious mischief.

    In another instance, Clemmons was accused of gathering his wife and young relatives around at 3 or 4 in the morning and having them all undress. He told them that families need to “be naked for at least 5 minutes on Sunday,” a Pierce County sheriff’s report says.

    “The whole time Clemmons kept saying things like trust him, the world is going to end soon, and that he was Jesus,” the report says.

    As part of the child-rape investigation, the sheriff’s office interviewed Clemmons’ sister in May. She told them that “Maurice is not in his right mind and did not know how he could react when contacted by Law Enforcement,” a sheriff’s report says.

    “She stated that he was saying that the secret service was coming to get him because he had written a letter to the President. She stated his behavior has become unpredictable and erratic. She suspects he is having a mental breakdown,” the report says.

    Deputies also interviewed other family members. They reported that Clemmons had been saying he could fly and that he expected President Obama to visit to “confirm that he is Messiah in the flesh.”

    Prosecutors in Pierce County were sufficiently concerned about Clemmons’ mental health that they asked to have him evaluated at Western State Hospital. Earlier this month, on Nov. 6, a psychologist concluded that Clemmons was competent to stand trial on the child-rape and other felony charges, according to court records.

    Clemmons moved Washington in 2004, after being released from prison in Arkansas, state Department of Corrections records indicate. That would mean he had gone five years or so before landing in serious trouble with authorities here, according to a review of his criminal record.

    Clemmons started Sea-Wash Pressure Washing Landscaping with his wife, Nicole Smith, in October 2005. The license for the business expired last month.

    Long history of trouble in Arkansas

    News accounts out of Arkansas offer a confusing — and, at times, conflicting — description of Clemmons’ criminal history and prison time.

    In 1990, Clemmons, then 18, was sentenced in Arkansas to 60 years in prison for burglary and theft of property, according to a news account in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Newspaper stories describe a series of disturbing incidents involving Clemmons while he was being tried in Arkansas on various charges.

    During one trial, Clemmons was shackled in leg irons and seated next to a uniformed officer. The presiding judge ordered the extra security because he felt Clemmons had threatened him, court records show.

    Another time, Clemmons hid a hinge in his sock, and was accused of intending to use it as a weapon. Yet another time, Clemmons took a lock from a holding cell, and threw it toward the bailiff. He missed and instead hit Clemmons’ mother, who had come to bring him street clothes, according to records and published reports.

    On another occasion, Clemmons had reached for a guard’s pistol during transport to the courtroom.

    When Clemmons received the 60-year sentence, he was already serving 48 years on five felony convictions and facing up to 95 more years on charges of robbery, theft of property and possessing a handgun on school property. Records from Clemmons’ sentencing described him as 5-foot-7 and 108 pounds. The crimes were committed when he was 17.

    Clemmons served 11 years before being released.

    News accounts say Huckabee commuted Clemmons’ sentence, citing Clemmons’ young age at the time the crimes were committed.

    But Clemmons remained on parole — and soon after landed in trouble again. In March 2001, he was accused of violating his parole by committing aggravated robbery and theft, according to a story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

    He was returned to prison on a parole violation. But in what appears to have been a mistake, Clemmons was not actually served with the arrest warrants until leaving prison three years later. As a result, Clemmons’ attorney argued that the charges should be dismissed because too much time had passed. Prosecutors dropped the charges.


  42. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning to all my Fellow Conservative Patriot Friends 🙂

  43. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Tellit! Samiam!

  44. tellitlikeitis says:

    Navigate: POLITICOPolitics7 stories Barack Obama doesn’t want toldMain Content
    7 stories Barack Obama doesn’t want told

    Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds.

    No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on.

    A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.

    The Obama White House argues that all of these storylines are inaccurate or unfair. In some cases these anti-Obama narratives are fanned by Republicans, in some cases by reporters and commentators.

    But they all are serious threats to Obama, if they gain enough currency to become the dominant frame through which people interpret the president’s actions and motives.

    Here are seven storylines Obama needs to worry about:

    He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money

    Economists and business leaders from across the ideological spectrum were urging the new president on last winter when he signed onto more than a trillion in stimulus spending and bank and auto bailouts during his first weeks in office. Many, though far from all, of these same people now agree that these actions helped avert an even worse financial catastrophe.

    Along the way, however, it is clear Obama underestimated the political consequences that flow from the perception that he is a profligate spender. He also misjudged the anger in middle America about bailouts with weak and sporadic public explanations of why he believed they were necessary.

    The flight of independents away from Democrats last summer — the trend that recently hammered Democrats in off-year elections in Virginia — coincided with what polls show was alarm among these voters about undisciplined big government and runaway spending. The likely passage of a health care reform package criticized as weak on cost-control will compound the problem.

    Obama understands the political peril, and his team is signaling that he will use the 2010 State of the Union address to emphasize fiscal discipline. The political challenge, however, is an even bigger substantive challenge—since the most convincing way to project fiscal discipline would be actually to impose spending reductions that would cramp his own agenda and that of congressional Democrats.


  45. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, that business with Huckabee granting pardon to that guy… will be interesting to watch how theleft/right partisan war plays out on that angle…

  46. tellitlikeitis says:

  47. tellitlikeitis says:

    VF, I am sure Huckabee is kicking himself over that decision he made while governor. That’s has got to be the mother of all his regretful decisions and that will become his Willy Horton albatross.

  48. VotingFemale says:

    Very good articles, Tellit…

    If Obama lets congress have ObamaCare, Obama and the socialists are screwed…

    If Obama prevents congress from having ObamaCare, he will be shreaded by his own base.

    It is an Obama Lose-Lose scenario…

    HEY! HEY! HO! HO!


  49. VotingFemale says:

    That’s what happens when the water cooler is contaminated with Socialist Koolaide… he will wear that albatross… stick with principles, conservatives! Step away from the poison of Socialist Koolaide!

    tellitlikeitis says

    VF, I am sure Huckabee is kicking himself over that decision he made while governor. That’s has got to be the mother of all his regretful decisions and that will become his Willy Horton albatross.

  50. tellitlikeitis says:

    Huckabee’s ‘Willie Horton moment’

    By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist

    Mike Huckabee’s chance to be president of the United States could be going up in smoke this week.

    The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential wannabe is at the center of a story involving a “person of interest” in the shooting deaths Sunday of four police officers in the state of Washington.

    Huckabee as governor pardoned the man — Maurice Clemmons — in 2000.

    Since then, Clemmons has been involved in a number of legal problems. In fact, Clemmons is out on bail and faces pending charges of second-degree child rape and third-degree assault for an attack on a police officer.

    This story has a long way to go before it’s played out.

    But, if Huckabee pardoned a man who went on to kill four cops, this will be a lot worse than the Willie Horton incident of the 1988 presidential campaign.

    A notorious television ad that year criticized Democratic presidential contender Michael Dukakis for his furlough program when he was governor of Massachusetts.

    Horton, a convicted murderer, committed a rape and armed robbery while on a weekend furlough. The ad helped GOP candidate George H.W. Bush win the 1988 presidential race. In fact, Bush pushed the Horton incident in speech after speech in criticizing Dukakis for being soft on crime.

    Huckabee’s credentials to lead the Republican party to victory in 2012 would evaporate if Clemmons indeed is the killer in the Washington case.

    That’s not exactly something a “get tough on crime” political party would want on the resume of its leader.

    And here is Huckabee’s statement on the issue from late Sunday night.


  51. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama is in a box. This is what happens when you elect and ignorant fool to be president. He has no where else to go but down and I hope he doesn’t take the country with him.

  52. tellitlikeitis says:

    Maurice Clemmons is a real bad seed. This is what happens when you let criminals run loose on the street. This guy should have been behind bars where he belonged. Four dead cops and four devastated families because this guy was allowed to run free. How many more people have to die before the idiots in the court systems realize you can not rehabilitate hardened criminals.

  53. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, he is certianly in a box… and all the speech giving in the world will not get him out of it.

    His coming 2010 State of the Union Address is being billed as a Socialist Work of Socialist Bullsh!t made up to look like a Silk Purse made from a sow’s ear…

    I await the fall out over Obama Speak vs Obama Do…

    BS only goes so far… further with some than others… but only so far over all.

    The only ones left standing at the end of the day who see Obama as the Perfect Being will be that 90% of the American Blacks who happen to be spoon fed Democrats… and the radical whites who tend them for their Victim value.

    There are plenty of conservatives in the black communities who, I believe, will be empowered by the failures of Barack Obama… a Teachable Moment… we will see what we will see…

    As the World Turns…

  54. tellitlikeitis says:

    The stories continue.

    Too much Leonard Nimoy

    People used to make fun of Bill Clinton’s misty-eyed, raspy-voiced claims that, “I feel your pain.”

    The reality, however, is that Clinton’s dozen years as governor before becoming president really did leave him with a vivid sense of the concrete human dimensions of policy. He did not view programs as abstractions — he viewed them in terms of actual people he knew by name.

    Obama, a legislator and law professor, is fluent in describing the nuances of problems. But his intellectuality has contributed to a growing critique that decisions are detached from rock-bottom principles.

    Both Maureen Dowd in The New York Times and Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post have likened him to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock.

    The Spock imagery has been especially strong during the extended review Obama has undertaken of Afghanistan policy. He’ll announce the results on Tuesday. The speech’s success will be judged not only on the logic of the presentation but on whether Obama communicates in a more visceral way what progress looks like and why it is worth achieving. No soldier wants to take a bullet in the name of nuance.

    That’s the Chicago Way

    This is a storyline that’s likely taken root more firmly in Washington than around the country. The rap is that his West Wing is dominated by brass-knuckled pols.

    It does not help that many West Wing aides seem to relish an image of themselves as shrewd, brass-knuckled political types. In a Washington Post story this month, White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, referring to most of Obama’s team, said, “We are all campaign hacks.”

    The problem is that many voters took Obama seriously in 2008 when he talked about wanting to create a more reasoned, non-partisan style of governance in Washington. When Republicans showed scant interest in cooperating with Obama at the start, the Obama West Wing gladly reverted to campaign hack mode.

    The examples of Chicago-style politics include their delight in public battles with Rush Limbaugh and Fox News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (There was also a semi-public campaign of leaks aimed at Greg Craig, the White House counsel who fell out of favor.) In private, the Obama team cut an early deal — to the distaste of many congressional Democrats — that gave favorable terms to the pharmaceutical lobby in exchange for their backing his health care plans.

    The lesson that many Washington insiders have drawn is that Obama wants to buy off the people he can and bowl over those he can’t. If that perception spreads beyond Washington this will scuff Obama’s brand as a new style of political leader.

    He’s a pushover

    If you are going to be known as a fighter, you might as well reap the benefits. But some of the same insider circles that are starting to view Obama as a bully are also starting to whisper that he’s a patsy.

    It seems a bit contradictory, to be sure. But it’s a perception that began when Obama several times laid down lines — then let people cross them with seeming impunity. Last summer he told Democrats they better not go home for recess until a critical health care vote but they blew him off. He told the Israeli government he wanted a freeze in settlements but no one took him seriously. Even Fox News — which his aides prominently said should not be treated like a real news organization — then got interview time for its White House correspondent.

    In truth, most of these episodes do not amount to much. But this unflattering storyline would take a more serious turn if Obama is seen as unable to deliver on his stern warnings in the escalating conflict with Iran over its nuclear program.

    He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe

    That line belonged to George H.W. Bush, excoriating Democrat Michael Dukakis in 1988. But it highlights a continuing reality: In presidential politics the safe ground has always been to be an American exceptionalist.

    Politicians of both parties have embraced the idea that this country — because of its power and/or the hand of Providence — should be a singular force in the world. It would be hugely unwelcome for Obama if the perception took root that he is comfortable with a relative decline in U.S. influence or position in the world.

    On this score, the reviews of Obama’s recent Asia trip were harsh.

    His peculiar bow to the emperor of Japan was symbolic. But his lots-of-velvet, not-much-iron approach to China had substantive implications.

    On the left, the budding storyline is that Obama has retreated from human rights in the name of cynical realism. On the right, it is that he is more interested in being President of the World than President of the United States, a critique that will be heard more in December as he stops in Oslo to pick up his Nobel Prize and then in Copenhagen for an international summit on curbing greenhouse gases.

    President Pelosi

    No figure in Barack Obama’s Washington, including Obama, has had more success in advancing his will than the speaker of the House, despite public approval ratings that hover in the range of Dick Cheney’s. With a mix of tough party discipline and shrewd vote-counting, she passed a version of the stimulus bill largely written by congressional Democrats, passed climate legislation, and passed her chamber’s version of health care reform. She and anti-war liberals in her caucus are clearly affecting the White House’s Afghanistan calculations.

    The great hazard for Obama is if Republicans or journalists conclude — as some already have — that Pelosi’s achievements are more impressive than Obama’s or come at his expense.

    This conclusion seems premature, especially with the final chapter of the health care drama yet to be written.

    But it is clear that Obama has allowed the speaker to become more nearly an equal — and far from a subordinate — than many of his predecessors of both parties would have thought wise.

    He’s in love with the man in the mirror

    No one becomes president without a fair share of what the French call amour propre. Does Obama have more than his share of self-regard?

    It’s a common theme of Washington buzz that Obama is over-exposed. He gives interviews on his sports obsessions to ESPN, cracks wise with Leno and Letterman, discusses his fitness with Men’s Health, discusses his marriage in a joint interview with first lady Michelle Obama for The New York Times. A photo the other day caught him leaving the White House clutching a copy of GQ featuring himself.

    White House aides say making Obama widely available is the right strategy for communicating with Americans in an era of highly fragmented media.

    But, as the novelty of a new president wears off, the Obama cult of personality risks coming off as mere vanity unless it is harnessed to tangible achievements.

    That is why the next couple of months — with health care and Afghanistan jostling at center stage — will likely carry a long echo. Obama’s best hope of nipping bad storylines is to replace them with good ones rooted in public perceptions of his effectiveness.

  55. LisaInTX says:

    Good morning one and all!! :-}
    I find it interesting that some in the media are referring to the slainings as “lone domestic Terrorist”…….wonder if he was yelling for God or Allah to bless him with 72 virgins?
    The media won’t call the attack at Fort Hood a Terrorist attack, but they will on the attack of 4 policemen by a criminal with a rap sheet of terrible crimes a mile long….hmmmmm

    “Seattle police: Suspect in slaying of officer is ‘lone domestic terrorist’

  56. Foxwood says:

    I didn’t see the new post and blasted my cannon on the wrong post.

    Did anyone hear?

    Riots in Greece are not being posted to the news organizations. This is what we have to beware of here.


  57. LisaInTX says:

    As I understand it, COMMUNISM refers to the RED HORSE of Revelation.
    This scourge is being implemented in just about every country.
    The EU are having the exact same problems with UNELECTED leadership that parallel the “CZARS” appointment by Nobama.

  58. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Foxwood! Lisa!

    cannon? I didn’t see it… please shoot the cannon!! 😀

  59. LisaInTX says:

    No to sound ominous, but I listened to a video last night where the man refers to Nobama as the “Leopard”.
    He broke down on a chart the countries that were communist v non-communist……looks like we are WAY out numbered by sheer size!
    Add that to the national security secrets handed over by Clinton, our Raptor plans to China also….makes a person wonder WTF!! Who are these people that would SELL OUT THEIR OWN COUNTRY!

  60. tellitlikeitis says:

    Climate change data dumped

    SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

    It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

    The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

    The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape — were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building.

    The admission follows the leaking of a thousand private emails sent and received by Professor Phil Jones, the CRU’s director. In them he discusses thwarting climate sceptics seeking access to such data.

    In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

    The CRU is the world’s leading centre for reconstructing past climate and temperatures. Climate change sceptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled. That is now impossible.

    Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, discovered data had been lost when he asked for original records. “The CRU is basically saying, ‘Trust us’. So much for settling questions and resolving debates with science,” he said.

    Jones was not in charge of the CRU when the data were thrown away in the 1980s, a time when climate change was seen as a less pressing issue. The lost material was used to build the databases that have been his life’s work, showing how the world has warmed by 0.8C over the past 157 years.

    He and his colleagues say this temperature rise is “unequivocally” linked to greenhouse gas emissions generated by humans. Their findings are one of the main pieces of evidence used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which says global warming is a threat to humanity.


  61. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good morning Lisa, VF, and Foxwood.

  62. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Lisa, VF, Tellit, and Foxwood.
    Hope I didn’t miss anyone.


    These people who are in fact selling out America are big believers in a One World Government and their reward is a big chunk of the action once America is defeated and brought into the fold.

    There will be blood. Like it or not, there will be blood. It is almost unavoidable and deep down we all know it.

  63. Foxwood says:

    Ok, but only if your good!

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

  64. Foxwood says:

    I played music all day yesterday and didn’t see the new blogpost.


  65. Foxwood says:


  66. samiam60 says:

    We need more cannons.

  67. VotingFemale says:

    That right there is the smoking gun… science is an endeavor of fact based research. no data? no credibility, no science.

    I think it is fitting for the Socialists to be caught in this mess of their making.


    You can be sure the data they dumped was data they wanted no one to see.

    tellitlikeitis says

    Climate change data dumped

    SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

    It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

  68. VotingFemale says:

    Thank you for the cannon fire! 😀

  69. VotingFemale says:

    It sucks to be Al Gore… the NobeLOL prize winner for Socialist BullSh!t… which failed to launch…

  70. m2 says:

    hi there guys…

    wow, the UK papers are tearing it up!

    The world papers can’t hide (specifically American papers), when the UK is so freely debunking the money-making myth of Global Warming.

  71. m2 says:

    Do you know why the UK is so open with their criticizing?

    Because they’ve been living already for a decade under taxing of this hoax, and I’ve seen interviews where common people are getting fed up, saying nothing’s changed, except fat greedy Commies are getting more fat and greedy.

    Al Gore, and his brood.

  72. m2 says:

    welp.. I gots some chores to get to, BBL! 😀

  73. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning M2!

    Hard to hide Lame Stream Media bias when UK Media is hard charging on the Global Warming Hoax for Profit and Power

  74. LisaInTX says:

    I agree. They believe “the end result justifies the means.”
    Civil War world wide is coming…..

    samiam60 // November 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Good Morning Lisa, VF, Tellit, and Foxwood.
    Hope I didn’t miss anyone.


    These people who are in fact selling out America are big believers in a One World Government and their reward is a big chunk of the action once America is defeated and brought into the fold.

    There will be blood. Like it or not, there will be blood. It is almost unavoidable and deep down we all know it.

  75. LisaInTX says:

    Climategate is gonna be Gores ONLY Nobel achievement for a life of deceit. How fitting!!

  76. Foxwood says:

    America is the keystone to collapsing the world economy/democracy. Once America is out of the way, the world is ripe fruit.

  77. LisaInTX says:

    This climate-gate issue gives me NEW respect for Pres. Bush, Jr…….at least he did NOT advocate fully for the hoax!!
    That Texan wasn’t as DUMB as the rabid socialists made out!

  78. Foxwood says:

    That’s what the article I posted earlier points to… Civil War world wide.


  79. LisaInTX says:

    Well said!!
    I watched a video talking about the 4 barriers that must be destroyed before the NWO aka anti-Christ could/would be revealed.
    #1 America and our allies
    #2 Rome -Christianity
    #3 and #4 Enoc and Elijah—can be killed ONLY by the Anti-christ

  80. VotingFemale says:

    Romney’s record as governor over socialized health care is a lot of nails in his political coffin…

    Huckabee’s Willy Horton moment, the same thing.

    What GOP strategists thought was 24 caret gold is turning out to be 24 caret lead.

    The 2012 election cycle is going to be real interesting…

  81. tellitlikeitis says:

    Leaked emails won’t harm UN climate body, says chairmanRajendra Pachauri says there is ‘virtually no possibility’ of a few scientists biasing IPCC’s advice, after UAE hacking breach

    There is “virtually no possibility” of a few scientists biasing the advice given to governments by the UN’s top global warming body, its chair said today.

    Rajendra Pachauri defended the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of apparent suggestions in emails between climate scientists at the University of East Anglia that they had prevented work they did not agree with from being included in the panel’s fourth assessment report, which was published in 2007.

    The emails were made public this month after a hacker illegally obtained them from servers at the university.

    Pachauri said the large number of contributors and rigorous peer review mechanism adopted by the IPCC meant that any bias would be rapidly uncovered.

    “The processes in the IPCC are so robust, so inclusive, that even if an author or two has a particular bias it is completely unlikely that bias will find its way into the IPCC report,” he said.

    “Every single comment that an expert reviewer provides has to be answered either by acceptance of the comment, or if it is not accepted, the reasons have to be clearly specified. So I think it is a very transparent, a very comprehensive process which insures that even if someone wants to leave out a piece of peer reviewed literature there is virtually no possibility of that happening.”

    The IPCC, which was set up by the UN in 1988, is the world’s leading authority on climate change. It advises governments on the science behind the problem and was awarded the Nobel peace prize along with Al Gore in 2007.

    Pachauri was responding to one email from 2004 in which Professor Phil Jones, the head of the climatic research unit at UEA, said of two papers he regarded as flawed: “I can’t see either … being in the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Kevin [Trenberth] and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

    Pachauri said it was not clear whether the wording of the emails reflected the scientists’ intended actions, but said: “I really think people should be discreet … in this day and age anything you write, even privately, could become public and to put anything down in writing is, to say the least, indiscreet … It is another matter to talk about this to your friends on the telephone or person to person but to put it down in writing was indiscreet. If someone was to say something like this in an IPCC authors’ meeting then there are others who would chew him up.”

    Jones has denied any suggestion that he tried to suppress scientific evidence he disagreed with or that he manipulated data.

    Some commentators, including the former chancellor Nigel Lawson and the environmental campaigner and Guardian writer George Monbiot, have called on Jones to resign but Pachauri said he did not agree. He said an independent inquiry into the emails would achieve little, but there should be a criminal investigation into how the emails came to light.

    Pachauri said he doubted that trust in the IPCC would be damaged by the affair. “People who are aware of how the IPCC functions and are appreciative of the credibility that the IPCC has attained will probably not be swayed by an incident of this kind,” he said.

    He pointed out that five days after the emails were made public, Barack Obama announced a major commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen

  82. VotingFemale says:

    He was and is a principled man. Though his public speaking abilities left a lot to be desired… he had a lot of things right.

    I think, in the fullness of time, history will be kind to 43.

    LisaInTX says

    This climate-gate issue gives me NEW respect for Pres. Bush, Jr…….at least he did NOT advocate fully for the hoax!!
    That Texan wasn’t as DUMB as the rabid socialists made out!

  83. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Lisa.

  84. tellitlikeitis says:

    Hunt for suspect in police shootings leads to Seattle home

    Seattle, Washington (CNN) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of four police officers kept authorities at bay early Monday — seven hours after a massive manhunt tracked him to a house in an east Seattle neighborhood.

    Authorities had been looking for Maurice Clemmons in connection with an “ambush” Sunday morning at a coffee shop near Tacoma in Pierce County. Four officers — three males, one female — died in the attack.

    Authorities identified the victims as Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39; Officer Ronald Owens, 37; Officer Tina Griswold, 40; and Officer Greg Richards, 42. All four had been with the department since its inception, and all of them were parents.

    Witnesses told police they had seen Clemmons struck in the leg by a bullet while he struggled with an officer during the attack.

    Early Monday, authorities started identifying Clemmons as a suspect, rather than as someone wanted for questioning.

    Police were not looking for anyone else, but had arrested several people who had “helped” Clemmons, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.

    The night before the shootings, Clemmons had threatened to kill police officers, but witnesses did not report those threats till after the slayings, Troyer told “Good Morning America.”

    About 8 p.m. Sunday, police received word that Clemmons had holed up in a home in the Leschi neighborhood.

    Police blocked off streets and asked residents to stay inside with their doors locked.

    Not knowing the extent of Clemmons’ wounds, paramedics stood by to assess his condition once the standoff ended.

    At 4:30 a.m., police were preparing to send a robot door-to-door in the cluster of residences that make up the property where Clemmons is believed to be hiding, said Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel.

    Repeated attempts to make contact with Clemmons were unsuccessful, he said.

    Video: Police officers remembered

    Gallery: Slain Washington police officers

    Video: Clemmons home searched
    Murder and Homicide
    Clemmons is a convicted criminal with a long rap sheet who had a 95-year prison sentence commuted in 2000 by then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.

    Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate in 2008, is considering a run for president in 2012.

    “Should [Clemmons] be found responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington state,” Huckabee’s office said in a statement Sunday night.

    Clemmons, 37, of Pierce County has an “extensive violent criminal history from Arkansas, including aggravated robbery and theft,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

    He also was recently charged in Pierce County in the assault of a police officer and rape of a child, according to the statement.

    Troyer said Arkansan law enforcement officials had indicated that they were willing to forgo Clemmons’ warrants in that state to avoid extraditing him if needed.

    Clemmons was sentenced to 95 years in prison in 1989 for a host of charges, including robberies, burglaries, thefts and bringing a gun to school.

    During a pretrial hearing, he hid a piece of metal in his sock, media reports at the time said. Before the start of another hearing, he grabbed a padlock off his holding cell and threw it at a court bailiff. He missed, and the lock hit his mother, who had come to bring him clothes.

    Huckabee cited Clemmons’ young age — 17 at the time of his sentencing — when he announced his decision to commute the sentence, according to newspaper articles.

    Clemmons was paroled in August 2000, after serving 11 years of his sentence.

    “It was not something I was pleased with at the time,” said Larry Jegley, who prosecuted Clemmons for aggravated robbery and other charges in Pulaski County, Arkansas. “I would be most distressed if this is the same guy.”

    Huckabee’s office said Clemmons’ commutation was based on the recommendation of the parole board that determined that he met the conditions for early release.

    “He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him,” the statement said.

    CNN could not immediately confirm the account. But the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper reported that a year after his release, Clemmons was arrested for aggravated robbery and theft.

    He was taken back to prison for parole violation. But, said the paper, he was not served with the arrest warrants for the robbery and theft charges until he left prison three years later, in 2004.

    His attorney argued the charges should be dismissed because too much time had passed by then. Prosecutors dropped the charges.

    Clemmons is thought to have moved to Washington that year, and for a while ran a pressure-washing and landscaping business. The license for the business expired last month, according to the secretary of state’s office, with which businesses have to register.

    In recent months, Clemmons has displayed increasingly erratic behavior, the Seattle Times reported. In May, he punched a sheriff’s deputy in the face, the paper said.

    In another incident, he had relatives undress, telling them families need to be “naked for at least five minutes on Sunday,” the newspaper said, citing a sheriff’s department incident report.

    Clemmons also believed he was Jesus and could fly, a deputy wrote, based on conversations with family members.

    After serving several months in jail on a pending charge of second-degree rape of a child, Clemmons was released on bond six days ago, according to the Seattle Times.

    Sunday’s shooting was the first for the Lakewood police department, which was created five years ago for the town of nearly 60,000. Until then, the Pierce County sheriff’s office provided law enforcement services there.

    The four officers were awaiting the start of their shift at a coffee shop in Parkland, a unincorporated community just south of Lakewood and about 10 miles from Tacoma.

    The officers were in uniform and had marked patrol cars parked outside.

    The shop on Steele Street is a popular hangout for law enforcement officers and is one of 22 Forza Coffee Co. locations in Washington.

    “As a retired police officer, this senseless shooting hits extremely close to home to me,” Brad Carpenter, chief executive officer of Forza, said in a statement on the company’s Web site.

    The attack occurred without warning.

    “There’s not going to be a big motive other than he was upset about being incarcerated and was going to go gunning after cops in general,” Troyer told reporters.

    The shooter walked past the officers to the counter as if to order coffee before he pulled the gun out of his coat and opened fire at 8:15 a.m., the sheriff’s office said.

    Two of the officers were “executed” as they sat at a table, said Troyer, the sheriff’s spokesman.

    Another was shot when he stood up and the fourth was shot after struggling with the gunman all the way out the door, Troyer said.

    Two baristas and other customers inside the shop were unharmed. “Just the law enforcement officers were targeted,” Troyer said, calling the shooting an ambush.

    “What happened in there wasn’t just a shooting,” he told reporters. “After, we believe, some of the officers were shot, one of them managed to fight his way with the suspect — fight his way, wrestle, fight all the way out the the doorway until he was shot and died of a gunshot wound.

    Witnesses told police they had seen the suspect hit by a gunshot. Investigators checked area hospitals to determine whether the gunman sought medical treatment. A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest.

  85. Foxwood says:

    It’s funny that you point out how much money AlGore get from the hoax at Twitter and all the koolaid drinkers can say is ‘well at least he’s not taking money away from poor people, like the CEOs are’.

    I swear their mama’s dropped them on their head at birth.

  86. LisaInTX says:

    Well dang…phone call and now gotta run to town….bbl

    LOL……dropped them on a rock and the rock cracked for sure!!

  87. tellitlikeitis says:

    Climate-cult con is hard to ‘bear’

    When did global warming turn into a forced reli gion?

    My daughter came home from school re cently with a spring in her step and a song on her lips. With no foreshadowing — or time to call an exorcist — out came this chilling refrain:

    ” . . . You can hear the warning — GLOBAL WARMING . . . ”

    By the time her father and I removed our jaws from the floor, we had learned that:

    A) All the kids had been coerced into singing this catchy ditty, which we called “The Warming Song,” at a concert for parents.

    B) Further song lyrics scolded selfish adults (that would be us) for polluting our planet and causing a warming scourge that would, in no short order, kill all the polar bears and threaten the birds and bees.

    C) There was no deprogramming session on the menu. And no arguing allowed.

    The international “Climategate” scandal is now moving into its third week. And reaction from folks on the scientific and political left — or is that redundant? — who treat global warming as a cult in which naysayers must be crushed has been depressing:

    Total denial.

    The scandal began when someone hacked into the server at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, England, and uncovered a cache of messages between leading warming gurus. These e-mails revealed guys deeply frustrated by planetary temperatures that, stubbornly, had refused to rise in some time. Were they afraid of losing their scientific juice? Or their funding?

    So, as the e-mails prove, the scientists did something about it. They cooked the books to exaggerate global warming.

    Of course! How can you scare the bejeezus out of little kids and small animals if you can’t make the mercury move a millimeter? Simple. You lie.

    But while one rival scientist predicted the shocking revelations would blast a “mushroom cloud” over theories of climate change, that has not come to pass.

    The Obama administration’s “climate adviser,” Carol Browner, totally ignored the smoking e-mails, and attributed the scandal to “a very small group of people who continue to say this isn’t a real problem, that we don’t need to do anything.”

    “What am I going to do?” asked Browner. “Side with the couple of naysayers out there, or the 2,500 scientists?” — who’ve drunk the Kool-Aid. “I’m sticking with the 2,500 scientists.”

    No less an authority than The New York Times sought to explain away the most damning e-mail, sent by scientist Phil Jones, who said he employed a “trick” to make temps appear higher than they were.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/net_result_sure_beats_nut_revolt_qafIP4m2M9TAty2eLxyz5M#ixzz0YMTVYpOE

  88. tellitlikeitis says:

    More communist indoctrination.

  89. tellitlikeitis says:

    Sorry folks, I’m trying. It’s been kind of a lame news day. I scouring the sites trying to find some good stuff to post here today.

  90. samiam60 says:

    Obama Issues Marching Orders on Afghanistan War Strategy

  91. samiam60 says:

    op military and diplomatic officials got their marching orders Sunday night from President Obama ahead of a planned speech Tuesday in which he’s expected to outline his new Afghanistan war strategy and call for about 30,000 more U.S. troops to be sent to the war zone.

    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama issued the orders during a meeting in the Oval Office Sunday.

    While offering few details of the contents of Obama’s speech — to be delivered at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. — he stressed that the president will discuss the importance of an exit strategy.

    “This is not an open-ended commitment,” Gibbs said.

    Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. David Petraeus, head of Central Command; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were part of the war council meeting Sunday.

    Gibbs said Obama is discussing his decision Monday with a number of international leaders, including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.


  92. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama doesn’t have an Afganistan strategy. He will just parrot someone elses strategy and claim it as his own. Obama is a clueless dumbsh#t.

  93. samiam60 says:


    Kool Aid Recalling 20 Million packages of Kool-Aid stating only that the product may be causing Loony Leftists to begin to see Obama as the idiot he really is.

    Updates to follow as they become available.

  94. samiam60 says:

    Good Afternoon Tellit. Do appreciate all your work in bring us the lastest developing news.

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  95. samiam60 says:

    Democrats Run Into Doubts About Benefits of Second Stimulus

  96. samiam60 says:

    Democrats in Congress, knowing that the best way to keep their jobs may be to create some for others, are turning their focus toward another federal stimulus package. But they’re running into doubts about whether more of the same can do any good.

    While the Obama administration is addressing jobs creation with a special forum on Thursday — a day before the government releases November jobless numbers — it is trying to stress deficit reduction and is avoiding making any more spending commitments. And Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful Democrat from hard-hit Michigan, said Sunday that he doesn’t see “a lot of evidence” that another stimulus would succeed.

    The downbeat assessments come as doubts are increasingly raised about the impact of the first $787 billion stimulus in February. The nation’s unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent in October, and it remains high even in states where the administration says the stimulus has saved or created the most jobs. In California, for instance, the administration says the package saved or created more than 110,000 jobs, but unemployment in the state is at 12.2 percent.

    Critics say part of the problem is that the money is being used to keep government workers at the state level from being laid off, a move that saves jobs but does not necessarily spur economic growth. Other jobs, like those created through infrastructure spending, represent short-term employment gains. Such jobs would need constant infusions of public money to be sustained.

    “The only jobs we’re creating are government jobs. This nonsense about we’re creating and saving jobs — they’re non-existent,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This has been the biggest scam and waste of taxpayer money.”

    But some prominent Democrats are building the case for another stimulus, even if they won’t call it a “stimulus” by name. They want extensions in unemployment benefits, tax incentives, more construction spending and other measures — though more than two-thirds of the first stimulus hasn’t been spent yet.

    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean bluntly explained that the upcoming 2010 midterm congressional elections are a driving force behind Democrats’ support for more jobs legislation.

    “I think we’re going to have a tough election in 2010 unless we can start dealing with … the job situation,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    Dean said the February stimulus has been “unbelievably successful” in saving the jobs of government workers like teachers and police officers, but he said jobs remain “the biggest concern” and warned about the eventual drop-off in spending from the economic recovery package.

    Liberal Democrats want to keep the spending coming, even if it means continuing to drill into the deficit — which hit $1.4 trillion this past fiscal year.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on a conference call last Tuesday that Americans could “absorb” the hit to the federal budget, and she argued that their biggest complaint is not that the deficit is big — it’s that they’re not seeing any benefit in return for increasing the U.S. debt load.

    “The American people have an anger about the growth of the deficit because they’re not getting anything for it. … If somebody has the idea that the percentage of GDP of what our national debt is will go up a bit, but they will now — and their neighbors and their children — will have jobs, I think they could absorb that, and then we ride it out and bring money in,” she said. “But I think if anybody is asking the public, ‘Would you rather have a job or the percentage of GDP of our national debt would go up a little bit?’ I think that everybody wants a job.”

    Most people want a job, but not everybody thinks a second stimulus is their ticket to gainful employment.

    Levin said he’d be all for another stimulus if it would work. “But I don’t think there’s a lot of evidence that it would succeed,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

    Levin said a better idea would be to take leftover money from the $700 billion Wall Street bailout fund and direct it toward stimulus-style projects.

    Democrats could face more doubts about their jobs-creating measures on Friday, when the government releases jobless figures for November. The day before, the administration plans to stress its interest in jobs creation with a jobs forum at the White House.

    But, for now, the administration is taking a different approach from some congressional Democrats, placing emphasis on the private sector in the quest to spur job creation.

    The White House used its blog Monday morning to encourage “community job forums” across the country over the next two weeks — for those who can’t attend the Thursday forum in Washington.

    “These discussions, among neighbors, co-workers and friends, will be a source of insights and ideas that will inform the president’s approach to job creation,” the blog said, claiming the “feedback” will be compiled into a presidential report.

    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the president doesn’t believe all wisdom on jobs creation “resides in Washington.”


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