Archive for November, 2008

“The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace” “What must our enemies be thinking?” By JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO

November 30, 2008


President George W. Bush comforts Bronwynne Bassier, right, and her sister Kim after landing in Biloxi, Miss., Friday Sept. 2, 2005, as part of his tour of the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast. Their family lost everything in the wake of the devastating storm.

Mr. Shapiro is an investigative reporter and lawyer who previously interned with John F. Kerry’s legal team during the presidential election in 2004.


Just as Americans have gained perspective on how challenging Truman’s presidency was in the wake of World War II, our country will recognize the hardship President Bush faced these past eight years — and how extraordinary it was that he accomplished what he did in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.

Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

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Finally, someone with the guts to stand up for W. I am so tired of the constant and ridiculous blame game. It’s George W. Bush’s fault that you took out a mortgage that you couldn’t afford. It’s George W. Bush’s fault that your bank used lax lending practices and went belly up. It’s George W. Bush’s fault that a Democrat-controlled Congress couldn’t reign in Fannie and Freddie before practically bankrupting the country. Oh, and who can forget that George W. Bush (at once a moron and an evil genius) was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. Somehow all those who hate him seem to forget that his administration has successfully implemented the broadest program to combat AIDS in Africa or that our efforts to combat terror and install democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan are actually working. He gets no credit whatsoever for keeping us safe from further attacks on our soil nor for any good he has done throughout his presidency. It makes me sick to my stomach that the American people are so malleable that they have bought into the notion that George W. Bush is a horrible president simply because he is not a skilled orator or a slick politician. If the loudest actors and musicians say he’s horrible, he must be horrible. I can only hope that history will be kinder to him than his contemporaries.

Denise McDonald

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Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

November 30, 2008







Looks like my son has a new remix.

He never tells me anything!

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“Mr. Obama: Don’t Miss Next Week’s Chicago Tribune – We The People’s Full-Page Citizenship Challenge To Run Twice, December 1st and 3rd”

November 29, 2008

Our full-page Open Letter to Mr. Obama will be published in the Chicago Tribune on both Monday, December 1, 2008 and Wednesday, December 3, 2008. It will appear in the main news section. Click here to view a copy of the final ad.

An Open Letter

to Barack Obama:

Are you a Natural Born

Citizen of the U.S.?

Are you legally eligible to

hold the Office of President?

We The People Foundation

For Constitutional Education, Inc.

2458 Ridge Road Queensbury, NY 12804

December 1, 2008

Mr. Barack Obama

Barack Obama Transition Office

Kluczynski Federal Building

230 So. Dearborn St.

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Dear Mr. Obama:

Representing thousands of responsible American citizens who have also

taken an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America,

I am duty bound to call on you to remedy an apparent violation of the


Compelling evidence supports the claim that you are barred from holding

the Office of President by the natural born citizen clause of the U.S.

Constitution. For instance:

• You have posted on the Internet an unsigned, forged and thoroughly

discredited, computer-generated birth form created in 2007, a form

that lacks vital information found on any original, hand signed

Certificate of Live Birth, such as hospital address, signature of

attending physician and age of mother.

• Hawaii Dept of Health will not confirm your assertion that you were born

in Hawaii.

• Legal affidavits state you were born in Kenya.

• Your grandmother is recorded on tape saying she attended your birth

in Kenya.

• U.S. Law in effect in 1961 denied U.S. citizenship to any child born

in Kenya if the father was Kenyan and the mother was not yet 19

years of age.

• In 1965, your mother legally relinquished whatever Kenyan or U.S.

citizenship she and you had by marrying an Indonesian and becoming

a naturalized Indonesian citizen.

You have repeatedly refused to provide evidence of your eligibility when

challenged to do so in a number of recent lawsuits. Instead, you have

been successful in having judges declare that they are powerless to order

you to prove your eligibility to assume the Office of President.

Incredibly, the judge in Hawaii actually said it would be an invasion of

your privacy for him to order access to your original birth certificate in

order to prove your eligibility to hold the Office of President.

Before you can legitimately exercise any of the powers of the President

you must meet all the criteria for eligibility established by the Constitution.

You are under a moral, legal, and fiduciary duty to proffer such evidence.

Should you assume the office as anyone but a bona fide natural born

citizen of the United States who has not relinquished that citizenship, you

would be inviting a national crisis that would undermine the domestic

peace and stability of the Nation. For example:

• You would always be viewed by many Americans as a

poseur – a usurper.

• As a usurper, you would be unable to take the required Oath or

Affirmation on January 20 without committing the crime of perjury or

false swearing, for being ineligible you cannot faithfully execute the

Office of the President of the United States.

• You would be entitled to no allegiance, obedience or support from

the People.

• The Armed Forces would be under no legal obligation to remain

obedient to you.

• No civilian in the Executive Branch would be required to obey any of

your proclamations, Executive Orders or directives, as such orders

would be legally void.

• Your appointments of Judges to the Supreme Court would be void.

• Congress would not be able to pass any needed legislation because

it would not be able to acquire the signature of a bona fide President.

• Congress would be unable to remove you, a usurper, from the Office

of the President on Impeachment, inviting certain political chaos

including a potential for armed conflicts within the General

Government or among the States and the People to effect the

removal of such a usurper.

In consideration of the escalating constitutional crisis brought on by the

total lack of evidence needed to conclusively establish your eligibility,

I am compelled to serve you with this First Amendment Petition for a

Redress of this violation of the Constitution.

With all due respect, I ask that you immediately direct the appropriate

Hawaiian officials to allow access to the vault copy of your birth

certificate by our forensic scientists on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

December 5, 6 and 7, 2008.

In addition, I ask that you deliver the following documentary evidence to

the National Press Club in Washington DC by 10 am on December 8, 2008,

marked for my attention:

• A certified copy of your original, signed vault birth certificate.

• Certified copies of your reissued and sealed birth certificates in the

names Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, Barack

Dunham and Barry Dunham.

• A certified copy of your Certification of Citizenship.

• A certified copy of your Oath of Allegiance taken upon age of maturity.

• Certified copies of your admission forms for Occidental College,

Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

• Certified copies of any legal documents changing your name.

Each member of the Electoral College, who is committed to casting a vote

on December 15, 2008, has a constitutional duty to make certain you are

a natural-born citizen. As of today, there is no evidence in the public

record (nor have you provided any) that defeats the claim that you are

barred by law from assuming the Office of President because you fail the

Constitutions eligibility requirements.

All state Electors are now on Notice that unless you provide documentary

evidence before December 15, that conclusively establishes your eligibility,

they cannot cast a vote for you without committing treason to the Constitution.

In a government of laws, the existence of the government will be imperiled

if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent,

the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people

by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a

lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become

a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this urgent matter.


Robert L. Schulz


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Music For Lovers — Arizona Sunset

November 29, 2008














“Conason: Don’t Worry, Liberals–Obama Still Planning Radical Change”

November 28, 2008


Joe Conason


But when liberals point to Summers and other members of the Obama team, crying betrayal, they misunderstand the strategy behind those appointments. The most important thing to remember about the president-elect as he prepares to govern is that he takes the long view — and that he knows how to make a reasonable case for radical change. He has not taken one step back from the commitments he articulated during his campaign.

Indeed, Obama has steadfastly refused to scale back his platform of spending initiatives, from infrastructure to health care, despite all the tut-tutting commentary. Instead, even as he rolled out his team, he pledged a very substantial spending increase during the first two years of his term as the only means to prevent the recession from plunging into something far worse.

And his appointees will implement the Obama program, not only because that is what he tells them to do but because that is what they have come to believe is best for the country. Whatever Summers or Geithner or any of the other centrists on the new team may once have said or thought, they will pursue a course of massive counter-cyclical spending, public investment and strong new regulation.

As for Summers, just last month he published an essay in the Financial Times that seemed to acknowledge past errors, writing that the “wealth and income gains from the easy availability of credit were highly concentrated in the hands of a fortunate few.”

Sounding liberal themes, he went on to call for a strict new regulatory regime and measures to ensure that the nation’s future prosperity will be broad-based and inclusive. He and the rest of the Obama team possess the managerial competence to implement those policies, which is why the president-elect appointed them. He knows that the proof will be in the pudding and not the cooks.

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A Thanksgiving Story – Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale

November 27, 2008


To Sarah Josepha Hale Thanksgiving would be a therapeutic holiday. “There is a deep moral influence in these periodical seasons of rejoicing, in which whole communities participate. They bring out . . . the best sympathies in our natures.”

Hale saw this spiritual dimension of Thanksgiving as a means for preventing the insanity of civil war in America. This is why, as hostilities heated up between North and South, she bombarded both national and state officials with requests for the national holiday.

By 1863 when Lincoln issued his now famous Thanksgiving Proclamation, Sarah Hale had penned literally thousands of these letters in her own hand. “If every state would join in Union Thanksgiving on the 24th of this month, would it not be a renewed pledge of love and loyalty to the Constitution of the United States?” Hale wrote in a 1859 editorial.

Of course, Sarah Hale was unable to avert those saddest years of American history, but in 1863, as civil war ravished the land, Abraham Lincoln did issue the proclamation Hale had spent nearly 40 years and thousands of letters to procure.

Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1863 issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation, for the first time setting aside the last Thursday in November as a National Day for giving thanks.

The text of this Proclamation is below.

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well as the iron and coal as of our precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the imposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this 3d day of October, A.D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

















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“Orders from new president to spark lawsuit every time” “Lawyer lining up plaintiff groups until citizenship dispute addressed” By Bob Unruh

November 26, 2008


Image by PhilDragoo


A lawyer who is playing a key role in a California lawsuit urging officials to prevent the state’s 55 Electoral College votes from being recorded for Barack Obama until questions about his citizenship

are resolved says he’s organizing plans to challenge, even after the inauguration, every order, every proposal, every piece of paperwork generated by Obama.

“We will file lawsuits on his actions, every time. As long as we have money , we will keep filing lawsuits until we get a decision as to his citizenship status,” Gary Kreep, chief of the United States Justice Foundation, told WND today.

“We’re already talking to groups who are willing to be plaintiffs,” he said.

The issue is much more important than a single candidate, said Judge Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and a WND columnist. He now runs the Foundation for Moral Law.

Moore had his own constitutional confrontation when he was removed from his position Alabama Supreme Court chief justice after he refused to remove from state grounds a monument recognizing the Ten Commandments as the foundation for U.S. law.

“We can survive four years of any president; we cannot survive without a Constitution,” he told WND. “This calls for a major investigation. Our Constitution is at stake.”

Moore said the requirement for a president to be a natural-born citizen is clear in the Constitution. The document, he added, provides procedures to amend the requirement, but that hasn’t been done.

“We live under the rule of law,” he warned, “If we start ignoring that. …”

WND columnist Janet Porter, who has investigated the dispute, wrote in her column today that there are too many questions to ignore.

“In Hawaii, a Certification of Live Birth is issued within a year of a child’s birth to those who register a birth abroad or one that takes place outside a hospital,” she said.

She cited the work of Ron Polarik, who holds a Ph.D. in instructional media and specializes in computer graphics with over 20 years experience with computers, printers and typewriters.

“Polarik has submitted a signed affidavit and has now released his findings on video at with his identity masked and voice altered to guard against the carrying out of threats, which he has already received,” Porter wrote.

“The Summary: The Certificate of Live Birth documents posted on Mr. Obama’s website, Daily Kos (a pro-Obama blog) and, (a pro-Obama political research group), were found to be altered and forged,” she said.

The researcher cited problems with pixels in the image and a fold line and a blurry border. He asserts the border is a 2007 version while the seal and signature are from 2008.

Latest from Polarik at Free Republic:

To: motoman

Not sure if this has been asked of you yet – what are the chances that you would be asked to testify as an expert witness in addition to your documented summary being entered into evidence?

I’d say that anything is possible. I’m here to serve and defend my country, and our Constitution, if called upon to do so.

16 posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:12:43 PM by Polarik

To: Ken Woods

am finding it hard to see how this closeup of the fold in Obama’s BC at the seal could be photoshopped in as you claim.

As I said, I am not answering any questions because everything that anyone needs to know, and everything that you just asked me, is fully explained in my report.

So, consider the following a one-time only exception to my stance on answering questions.

I stated in my report that (a) more than one “COLB object” was used for the photos, (b) there were different colors, grades, and textures of paper shown in the photos that are not found in real COLBs, and (c) the Seal itself has major reality issues, meaning that the Seal we are seeing in the photos is missing things found in a real Seal.

When you look carefully at the photo you provided, you will see that (d) ALL OF THE ABOVE apply here.

245 posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:47:37 PM by Polarik

To: Kevmo

“I didn’t elaborate on the Seals?”

C’mon Kevmo. You know better than to post this crap. This guy is talking out of his rump. He never read the entire report, and has no clue about what little he did read.

Obama trolls will never read through my report, because they cringe at the idea that they are wrong.

Nothing more need be said.

257 posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:16:45 AM by Polarik

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Who IS Barack Obama?

November 25, 2008


Forget Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, and Kahlidi…Who IS Barack Obama?


ü There is a case before the Supreme Court of the United States that questions Obama’s eligibility to be President because he may not be a Natural Born Citizen?


ü There is speculation that he may not have been born in Hawaii? And that, in fact, many Kenyans’ claim (including a Kenyan Ambassador) that Obama was actually born in Kenya?

Check: (Look for the link in the Monument at Kenyan Birthplace section, and go to the 12:30 mark of the interview)

That Sen. Obama held dual citizenship with the United States and Kenya/Britain until he was 21?

Check: (an official Barack Obama website)

ü That he was adopted by an Indonesian man as a child and that his name was changed to Barry Soetoro?

ü He may have committed a crime when he claimed on his Illinois Bar application that he had no other aliases?

ü He refuses to release any of his college records even though he was purported to be an excellent student? Maybe he was enrolled as an Indonesian student…

ü He refused to release medical records? Instead he released a 276 WORD letter from his doctor saying he is in “excellent health.”

ü He also refuses to release his records and client list from the law firm where he worked?


ü That the “birth certificate” that was posted as proof of Obama’s citizenship is actually a FORGED document?

Check: and

ü There is a suggestion that Obama may not have registered with the Selective Service as the documents released to prove that he did were also FORGED?

Check: and

ü That his past drug use and radical associations would disqualify him from becoming a Secret Service Agent or from obtaining Top Secret clearance as a Federal Employee?


ü That he is accused of massive campaign finance fraud including accepting foreign contributions? Check:

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“Obama’s Pro-Growth Economic Team?” by Lawrence Kudlow

November 25, 2008


Christina Romer listens as President-elect Barack Obama announces her appointment. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


On Friday, Obama announced Tim Geithner will be his Treasury man, and on Monday he made Larry Summers his White House economics tsar and named Christine Romer to the top spot in the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).

Here’s my thought on his team. Summers, Geithner, and Romer will all recommend no tax hikes in a recession. Maybe for Keynesian reasons; maybe a nod to supply-siders. Obama talked about a liberal-conservative consensus. But what’s especially encouraging is the appointment of Ms. Romer, who easily could serve as CEA head in a Republican administration (just like Geithner could have been McCain’s Treasury man).

About a year and half ago economist Don Luskin sent me a long article about taxes by Christine and her husband David Romer, who were writing for the National Bureau of Economic Research. From the introduction: “The resulting estimates indicate that tax increases are highly contractionary. . . . The large effect stems in considerable part form a powerful negative effect of tax increases on investment.”

Later in the article, the Romers write: “In short, tax increases appear to have a very large, sustained, and highly significant negative impact on output.”

That’s what makes the Romer appointment so interesting. In fact, there is no question that Obama’s economic team is right of center. All three are market-oriented. They’re also pro-free-trade. Hopefully Summers and Geithner maintain the Robert Rubin King Dollar policy of the Clinton years. And if Ms. Romer can stop tax hikes, that will help the greenback even more.

At a minimum, both Romer and Geithner could have served under Gerald Ford or George H. W. Bush. But they may be more pro-growth than that. Romer’s study of the damage of tax hikes on the economy and her emphasis on investment are right on target. In a New York Times story, a former Treasury colleague of Geithner’s says, “he’s no liberal.” As for Summers, while he has been mau-maued by Democratic feminists and some of the unions, he is a tough, clear-headed thinker who has for years tried to merge Keynesian and supply-side policies. No mean feat.

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Do We Need Another John Maynard Keynes?

November 24, 2008


John Maynard Keynes

Governments around the world are considering plans to boost their economies with temporary tax cuts or to increase spending on big projects.

It is part of efforts to stop the global economy sliding into a deep slump.

Some of the inspiration has come from the long dead British economist John Maynard Keynes.

Mark Gregory examines Keynes’ ideas and why they are relevant today.

Listen here:

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“The Paradox of Thrift”

Recent Blogging About Ron Polarik’s Findings:

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Polarik’s explanation as to the whole OHSM – OHBM Thing:

To: ComputerGuy

The KOS version is OHSM. The 0bama website version is OHBM. They both have the same spot (flaw) mentioned by Polarik.

The initials were not changed since they first introduced the current COLB form seven years ago. The “S” in OHSM looks like a “B” because the Obama Campaign deliberately made a lousy image copy, ensuring that the image would be illegible under magnification.

Call it the Case of the Dyslexic Image Document.

194 posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 10:54:43 AM by Polarik

To: Polarik

Sorry, I don’t see that. At the highest zoom level I can muster there are clearly, at least to me, two versions.
The 0bama website and Kos are OHBM and FactCheck is OHSM. The difference is obvious in your document.

198 posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 11:24:49 AM by ComputerGuy

To: ComputerGuy







204 posted on 11/24/2008 1:00:54 PM PST by Polarik

(RS – I wish I could be sure these two guys are comparing the same images.)

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